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    Quebec, after 1965 the Catholic Church experienced a dramatic decline in its authority and its role in Quebec society. The people then abandoned the Catholic Church rapidly, and then transferred their allegiance from the Catholic Church to the Quebec state. This created a political vacuum within Quebec, due to the fact that, in contrast to the previously powerful Catholic Church, the state did not have the infrastructure to deal with the Quebec population 's social and economic needs. In addition the Quebec population came to see the Catholic Church as a backward institution that stood as an obstacle to modernity. As a result, the Quebec population saw the Church too closely tied to former Premier Maurice Duplessis and his regime. In turn, the Quebec population believed that Maurice Duplessis was too closely tied with the English-Canadian business owners operating in Quebec that limited francophone Quebecois economic advancement. As a result, the Quebec population desired to create a modern provincial state apparatus that was similar to what was happening in the English-Canadian provinces. To that end the state became a symbol for francophone Quebecois: an intrinsic part of francophone national identity that had to be defended from English-Canadian assimilation and encroachment. Therefore, the Quebec government dramatically increased in size and assumed control over many traditional Catholic Church 's programs, particularly social policies and the education system, with…

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    the stars of Canada. Their relationship was one of the rare moments when history can be turned into poetry. Back in 1936, on a platform of change and reform, Maurice Duplessis became the sixteenth Premier of Québec. As the leader of Union Nationale, a political party supporting the demands and needs of the Québeckers, Duplessis promised higher minimum wages, worker’s compensation, and a provincial government-owned hydro-electricity system. During his time as Premier, he failed to fulfill his…

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    The Quiet Revolution was a period of tremendous social and economic change in Quebec society that redefined the role of Quebec and French Canadians within the Confederation of Canada. The underlying belief in Quebec during the Quiet Revolution was that French Canadians played a subordinate role in socio-political and socio-economic matters in Canada and that reform of Quebec society was only attainable through the utilisation of Quebec to drive change. Jean Lesage, the elected Liberal Premier of…

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    Maurice Duplessis was the leader of the Québec political party Union Nationale. The Union Nationale introduced the Fleurdelisé verifying the main idea of the party which was to increase French culturalism. The Union Nationale spoke the words of the French Canadian and emphasized the importance of the French culture. Words of the French Canadians were often ignored because the English Canadian had more population so they had more say. Union Nationale tired to increase the importance of the…

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    Inside Out is a film that is about one main character, Riley. The film shows us how from the time of Riley’s birth until eleven years of age, how her emotions change as the older she gets. The first emotion that Riley is born with is Joy. Joy is always happy, and looks to the brighter side of anything negative. Next came sadness. Sadness seems to always look down on everything, or finds the negative in everything. Fear was third to arrive. He gave Riley a sense of caution in times of danger…

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    Debussy's Musical Impressionism "I have no hobbies...They never taught me anything but music." ––Claude Debussy. He brought an entirely new musical style into the public eye; he expressed visual phenomena by appealing to auditory senses; he stepped outside of the grasp of Romanticism, yet still followed its pathways; he paved the road for nearly all modern music to be composed after him; he altered music history. Claude Debussy was nothing if not an absolute master of the art of composition,…

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    The period of early 20th century was the time that the great musical changes were happened. At the end of the 19th century, enormous social and technological change prompted pessimism. By that time, there was a sense that progress could not continue forever. Old ideas and values no longer necessary and romanticism reached its limit in arts. Especially in music, Romanticism seems overextended which means music can no longer be longer, grander, more expressive. Because of this reason, the…

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    Essay #1 Draft: Close Reading Contrary to popular belief, the stereotypical “real man” who never shows emotion does not reflect mature, developed behavior. It is easy to assume that if one does not show emotion, he/she is not present, and that by suppressing those emotions one can make them “go away.” Plato argues in “Republic,” his seminal work that describes his ideal city, that not only is suppressing the emotions of sadness, humor, or passion essential in a perfect society, but that the…

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    A Good Man is Hard to Find in a Cathedral In works of literature, authors who use various forms of literary tools such as characterization, dialogue, and symbolism to help the readers understand the complexities within the stories. From the authors’ perspective, stories that have every detail and plot laid out for the reader will exemplify a poorly written piece of work. In the story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver and “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Conner, the main characters had to…

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    How to Heal Death is inevitable. Any creature that is born into this world arrives with an expiration date. It could be as soon as they were born or in a hundred years. Death is a sad and an unwanted event, which almost no one knows how to perfectly cope with. There are numerous remedies to numb oneself from the pain but none that is acceptable for you, physically, mentally or emotionally. People seem to face losing a person with an attitude they obtained from their first experience. With that…

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