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    to look a certain way took over the lives of many individuals. Both the poem and novel showcase this infatuation. After discovering the power that his charming look has, Dorian Gray places other important aspects of life below his need to stay beautiful, particularly intelligence and morality. Lord Henry himself states the idea of how beauty and intelligence cannot co-exist: “‘Intellect is in itself a mode of exaggeration, and destroys the harmony of the face’” (Wilde 6). Dorian chooses beauty over everything else. His lack of care for morals is especially evident when years after the suicide of Sibyl Vane, he crosses paths with her brother, James Vane. While exiting an opium den, Dorian is confronted by a haggard woman who addresses him as “Prince Charming”, which causes him to leave the den in a panic. Moments later, a strange man follows Dorian and assaults him. Dorian questions who he is, and with Dorian’s throat in his hands, the pugnacious man says: ‘You wrecked the life of Sibyl Vane […] and Sibyl Vane was my sister […] Her death is at your door. I swore I would kill you in return.’[...] Dorian’s arms fell to his side […] ‘Stop,’ he cried. ‘How long ago is it since your sister died?’[...] ‘Eighteen years,’ said the man […] ‘Eighteen years,’ laughed Dorian Gray, with a touch of triumph in his voice […] ‘Set me under the lamp and look at my face!’. (Wilde 164-165) Rather than owning up to his crime of causing the death of Sibyl Vane, Dorian attempts to use his…

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    answers: “You have not realized how I have developed. I was a schoolboy when you knew me. I am a man now. I have new passions, new thoughts, new ideas.” (Pg. 107) This suggests that even after Sibyl commits suicide and his portrait changes, Dorian opts to pursue pleasure: he decides to choose the hedonistic path offered by Lord Henry. The portrait, a symbolic representation of Dorian’s soul, encourages Dorian to make the best of his youth and beauty, while he experiments with the likelihood of…

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    Miss Julie is naturalistic play written by August Strindberg in 1888. A naturalistic piece is a more extreme form of realism that is defined as “An avant-garde movement, which flourished between 1880 and 1914, that portrayed heredity and environmental factors as the primary causes of human behavior through the accurate rendition of external realities,” explains editor Tobin Nellhaus. Miss Julie contains these naturalistic elements as it takes place in real time and focuses heavily on survival of…

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    They argued that opium was difficult to control because there were many traders who could sell as much as they wanted. The most significant problem they discussed was that they could not handle all of the opium addicts. One upside of opium was that it was proven to have positive medicinal effects. However, the nonmedicinal uses were very harmful. They came to a conclusion that it should be banned for recreational use, but still be allowed for medicinal use. Public opium dens were banned as…

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    Chinese Drug Laws

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    The first drug law established in the United States, prohibited the use of the drug opium, in any Chinese opium smoking dens. The drug law was said to be enforced so they could cut down on smoking of the endorphin enhancing drug between the white men and women and the Chinese, while inside these opium smoking lounges. The opium drug serves as a comfort drug for man to take to escape the somewhat cruel world they live in. Humans suffer from fatigue, hunger, and many other displeasures this world…

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    During the Civil War, morphine was found to have pain-killing properties and soon became the main ingredient in several patent medicines. In the late 19th century, marijuana and cocaine were put to various medicinal uses -- marijuana to treat migraines, rheumatism and insomnia, and cocaine to treat sinusitis, hay fever and chronic fatigue. All of these drugs were also used recreationally, and cocaine, in particular, was a common ingredient in wines and soda pop -- including Coca Cola.2 Prior…

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    World in 80 Days, there are many different cultures which Phileas Fogg and Passepartout explore through-out the entirety of the novel. All of these cultures are set in the late 19th century throughout the world. Some of these cultures include the Indian culture, Chinese culture and Native American culture among the many others that the two are exposed to. All of these cultures will be explored in a comparison of the novel to non-fictional information on the cultures at that time so as to…

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    Abstract The History Channel’s documentary, Hooked-Opium, Morphine, and Heroin discusses these illegal drugs and how they became that way. The poppy plant has a long history of relieving pain and producing a state of euphoria. Opium, Morphine, and Heroin are all derivatives of the Papaver Somniferum (the poppy plant). Though these drugs were once legal and thought to be a miracle used to treat symptoms of many diseases, you will find that they caused addiction, harmful side effects, and even…

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    War on Drugs The war on drugs it a constant battle that we have going on in America. We are going to look at where it all started, what our government has done to stop it, what are the out come of drugs in the us, and last what are alternative solutions to help. These are going to help us get a better understanding of how the war on drugs became a priority, who put it into place, and how it is going so far for the American people. Drugs were intro discovered to the united states in the 1800’s.…

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    Introduction Opiates are derived from opium and encompass a broad range of drugs such as morphine, heroin, and fentanyl among others. Over time, opioid addiction has primarily affected the various population groups in the US. The substances should be used in the medical profession to relieve pain, boost physical and mental energy and lessen anxiety. However, unmonitored use of the materials for both prescribed and nonmedical use has resulted into tolerance and addiction. Opiate dependence makes…

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