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    Founding of Morality and Marble Everything has a beginning, and with every beginning a narrative must always go along with it. Founding stories are tales of how things came to be, they can be extravagant, tragic and even mythical in nature. Two well-known stories which are often paired together due to their similar nature are the tales of Cain and Abel from the book of Genesis and Livy’s Romulus and Remus. The resolutions in these stories had outcomes which established ideologies on sacrificial violence and transformed the tales into founding stories. However, they are two very different kinds of founding stories which is never taken into consideration, with Cain and Abel being more of a founding story on morality, which condemned murder and sacrificial violence while Romulus and Remus was more of a founding story on the city of Rome, lacking an underlying moral message about sacrifice. In order to completely understand the difference between the two stories it is crucial to preface it with René Girard’s theory on violence and what motivates it. Girard’s theory is built upon the idea of mimetic desire which, “proposes that all humans learn their desires from other people….by imitation or copying (Stirling 12).” In essence, we are fueled by the idea that we Villanueva 2 will never be content unless we possess the same limited resource as someone else. If left unsatisfied this desire can continue to grow into a mimetic rivalry with the other person, where we are willing…

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    Sallust discusses power in the preface of The Conspiracy of Catiline, he states that power can come from the mind or the body, but he makes the argument that the power of the mind is more resilient than the power of the body (Sal.Cat.pre.1.12-14). Bodily power is strength and might, while the power of the mind involves mental prowess and knowledge. He uses the example of war and says that in the beginning there was a focus on physical power rather than knowledge through strategizing, but after…

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    a show trial, most would've had extremely similar, if not the same stories, as if they were sticking to a script that had been decided beforehand. Unfortunately for the girls kidnapped and murdered, it's apparent that Elizabeth is not innocent, and wasn't framed. Regrettably, even though the story of Elizabeth is a fascinating, though gory and horrifying, one, over the years, and especially in the 21st century, this nefarious woman's life has been warped by myths and legends. Many believe…

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    The Town Rush Case Study

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    create a town belt, which had a positive effect on sustaining the green space around the city. The Settlers also took advantage of the hills beside the wetlands and reclaimed a lot of area in order to develop more flat land for the city. This had a negative impact on the environment because the landscape was dramatically…

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    Deer Hunting Journey

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    you ready”? I respond with “Of course” We hop in the now warm car and begin our drive into the hills. We get to our destination and slowly hop out of the car trying not to make a sound, grab our rifles and begin to walk. Walking…

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    have it in a random, isolated location in the woods that are across the lake from my cabin which is an isolated area to begin with. I chose this location for more a joke factor in a sense because people would not expect this at all and a random person that stumbles upon it would be in awe with what they have just “found”. People may think that it is something signifcant from the past and/or holds great value to the past as well. They would potentially think that it is historic. It will be on a…

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    I rode the dirt bike safely and at a normal speed for five minutes and then me, my dad and my brother finally ended the trail. We were on the open area and just like the sign at the beginning said there were a lot of dirt hills everywhere. We figured out that we had about ten minutes left until we needed to start driving back to the car and then go home. So we decided to hang out around the hills and ride around on the hills. We did a few jumps and we were about to leave when I went way to…

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    Mount Fuji Research Paper

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    Everytime someone mentions mountains, I cannot help but to think about the trek up my first mountain. The first mountain I climbed, was Mount Fuji in Japan. Also known as Fujisan, this mountain stands at just over twelve-thousand feet. As the morning of the climb approached, my family and I got up early to go to the bus station. The bus ride was an hour long, past lush green farms,terraced rice paddies, down back country roads, before we arrived at the SUicide Forest. The Suicide Forest is…

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    Why is it bad when a person snores? Snoring can be bad in a couple ways. It can socially unacceptable as well as medically unsafe. Socially, a person that snores can become the subject of ridicule for their loud or obnoxious snoring sound. In addition to keeping their sleeping partner or the others around them up because of the loud sounds of snoring the person is making. Medically, it disturbs a person’s sleep patterns keeping them from getting a full night’s sleep and feeling fully rested when…

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    In the vast plains of Montana, full of grass as green and bright as an emerald with a few drops of dew after a rainy day, with rolling hills that go on farther than the eye can see and an infinite clear baby blue sky above it all, there was a little red barn. It was old and rustic, completely different from the other cheery and bright cottages in the tiny town of Wicksdale. It’s paint peeled off the walls a little bit more every day. It creaked and groaned with the gusting winds that accompanied…

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