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    Character Analysis: The character that is driving force of this novel is Cathy Ames. She is an antagonist because she has a very deceptive and superstitious personality. Cathy is an only child, has blonde hair, hazel eyes with droopy eyelids which make her seem sleepy, and is always very slender and delicate. She gives off a troubled vibe to others around her, yet she always seems as innocent as a child. From a very small age, Cathy told lies; however, she lies differently in such a manner as to, “either to interlard her lies with truth or to tell a truth as though it were a lie. (pg. 66)” She uses her manipulative ways to get out of work, punishment, responsibility, or for profit. She contributes to the plot in many ways: the death of her parents, Mr. Edwards, and the Trask brothers. There are other ways she contributes to the plot, but these are the main ones who all have a correlation to each other. She flees town right after her parent’s death, though, she is not a suspect. Her parents die in a fire at their home when it is about 3 a.m. when she leaves her cloth in flames during the evening, nowhere to be found later. She leaves her town and heads off to seek a job with Mr. Edwards who is the owner of a prostitute ring. Mr. Edwards treats Cathy much better than the other girls who work for him and eventually falls in love with her. Cathy leads him on until he discovers who she truly is. Infuriated, he takes her out to the country by force and almost kills her by beating…

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    also his resurrection; it is a symbol of sacrifice. Sacred Texts and how these are interpreted Different Religious groups have different texts that they may worship. Catholicism has two major different sacred texts, which are: the Bible, and the Ten Commandments. The Bible- The Bible is the most widely known of sacred Catholic texts, containing 66 books written by 40 Authors over thousands of years. The bible consists of Old and New Testaments, both of which are inspired by the word of God.…

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    are true or simply crafted through rhetorical devices. In one of the first books written of the self, Saint Augustine, later the Bishop of Hippo, writes of his conversion to Catholicism using a blend of rhetoric and scripture to persuade readers to evaluate their own selves. In his book, Confessions, Saint Augustine utilizes humility, contrast between the past and the present, and parallels from earlier passages and the Bible in order to create a persuasive stylized performance of his conversion…

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    can be broken down into two different types: Christian Hedonism and Worldly Hedonism. While both types ultimately desire to accomplish the same conclusion, each one is extremely different from the other. Christian Hedonism focused on God’s ultimate desire for each of us to achieve happiness and satisfaction, that we will find pleasure in doing good in Him. Christian Hedonism is often defined as, “Pursuing the highest good will, resulting in our greatest happiness” (Piper). On the other hand,…

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    Himself. He lived a life free from enslaving lusts and instead chose to be a slave to the needs of others. The Holy Spirit is the power behind the believer’s ability to serve and bear fruit. As believers serve one another by being controlled by the Spirit, it will then effect the lives of the other believers, causing them to bear fruit in their own lives. This service will continue to expand and “enhance the gospel in the world.” (“toward an ethic of shared responsibility”) God’s calling toward…

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    in this case only one view of the events exist since it 's a fictional story. Through a deconstructionist way of thinking, it is possible to realize many deeper meanings within the book and why Leif Enger chose to write the book with the style that he did. The book is written through the eyes of Reuben Land at two different ages. The time that the events occurred and the time that the book was written. These two perspectives are intertwined in order to create an 11 year old 's perspective on…

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    physically unlike the previous example, scholars must make important decisions with every translation. Also, the translations of some Hebrew and Greek words are not precisely accurate when in English. This is when the critical thinking and good judgement skills come into play. Since every Old Testament book is lost or destroyed, the best transmission has to be made in order to recuperate the best ‘critical text’ imaginable. However, this is possible from the uncovering of new manuscripts, such…

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    Hebrew And Aramaic Analysis

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    Introduction The Tanak is one of the most common names used to describe the Jewish Bible. It is also known in Protestant circles as the beginning books of the Bible, which is also called the Old Testament. No matter what name this section is given, it is a complex set of books with multiple authors, written in diverse languages, and has a history all its own. Yet, with proper study, much about the text can be discovered because many try to translate the original Hebrew and Aramaic as accurately…

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    Matthew Richard Schlimm, who wrote “This Strange and Sacred Scripture” raises a plethora of questions to sections of the Bible people have always thought to have had answers too. As someone who has always taken the Bible at face value and believed everything to be true; both the Old Testament class and Schlimm’s book make me question what I truly know as a fact from the Bible. Both the class and the book make me wonder why God did certain things in a particular way too. One of the first topics…

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    international relations. Niebuhr allows that the struggle for justice in modern society does not transcend the evils of conflict so completely that it avoids the sinful nature of man. Instead, the sinfulness of humankind makes the defense of any achievable justice a necessity. The individual act of submission in place of self-defense is not applicable on the level of international relations: selflessness on a national level places individuals within the nation in undue jeopardy and is therefore…

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