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  • Themes And Metaphors In Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot

    “Waiting for Godot” uses stage direction, parallels, uncertainty, and a tragicomedy approach in order to show that Estragon and Vladimir’s lives are meaningless. This also extends to eventually convey Samuel Beckett’s larger commentary on the purpose of human existence. Beckett wants to show how every individual’s life has no purpose or meaning. Before any thorough analysis can be made, it is important to understand the larger, extended metaphor that is this play—a metaphor for humankind. This…

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  • Freedom And Freedom In No Exit By Jean-Paul Sartre

    Though brief and comedic, Jean-Paul Sartre’s play “No Exit” offers insight into the basic ideas of his philosophy about freedom vs confinement. Sartre is able to portray the applicability of this philosophy to daily life though the commonplace setting of the work and the diversity of the basic character types found throughout the play. The main principles behind this one of Sartre’s philosophies are detailed through the three main characters, Cradeau Inez and Estelle, and their confinement to a…

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  • Into The Wild Analysis Essay

    he aim of this paper is to analyse Chris McCandless`s development of his idealistic lifestyle. Chris McCandless is the protagonist of the film “Into the Wild”. He tries to find his real personality and his ultimate freedom. Therefore, he leaves his family, all his material goods and, his social personality behind, to live a life alone. In his journey, he experiences a variety of difficult situations, which most of them he overcomes successfully. The last very demanding obstacle he is not able to…

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  • Jean Paul Sartre Analysis

    Both Jean Paul-Sartre and Friedrich Nietzsche are considered as existentialists whose philosophies share some important characteristics. Although Sartre illustrates how to make a truly moral decision, and Nietzsche presents how to become a true individual, they both make an attempt to replace traditional morality with their belief of authenticity. “You’re free, choose, that is, invent” said Sartre, showing his idea on how he thinks we should make decisions. In this essay, I will compare the…

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  • Soren Kierkegaard's Argument Analysis

    In Soren Kierkegaard’s The Present Age: On The Death of Rebellion, he argues that this generation, now probably considered to be the last 200 years or so in this context, is one of “understanding and reflection, without passion.” He defines passion as a demonstrative willingness to take action in advocacy or living life in such a way that is beyond aimlessness or spectatorship. Defending Kierkegaard’s argument, I will explain how it is not only sensical, but also yet relevant to our ‘present…

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  • Narrative In Tim O Brien's The Things They Carried

    Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried presents an essentially contradictory narrative premise. Moreover, O’Brien presents himself as the protagonist, narrator, and author of the collection while declaring these roles mutually exclusive. Such oppositions force the reader to employ a synthetic and self-referential analysis to comprehend the internally oppositional narrative. In doing so, one finds that O’Brien’s systematic blurring of definitions accentuates his experiential perspective, rather…

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  • How Did Robespierre Influence The French Revolution

    The Reign of terror was a significant event during the French Revolution where violence and conflict were familiarised by the citizens due to their protests to live in an anti-revolutionary country. In other words, for their voices to be heard and their values to be acknowledged without the King’s authority with the acts of protest, attacks and invasions. This event was one of the factors that also contributed to France shifting to a democratic system. It allowed an individual to take full…

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  • Essay On Hitler's Ideology

    Hitler benefited from a unique set of circumstances, which provided opportunities for him to advance his leadership and power aspirations. It took, however, an extraordinary politician to achieve the level of political success he experienced in being appointed chancellor of Germany with only minority support from the ballot box. Through clever positioning, dogged determination, intimidation and masterful salesmanship Hitler maneuvered continuously until he gained and sustained power. His…

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  • Inflation In Germany's Economic Effects

    “ ‘A fearful and gloomy existence awaits us under the best of circumstances!’ ” (Boden). Written by Friedrich Meinecke after World War I, it echoed the sentiment of many Germans at the time. The German’s were right to be anxious as Britain and France went into the Versailles Conference with vengeance. On the other hand, Britain and France had a right to be angry since Germany was the source of their economic downfall and hardship during the war. The final Treaty in June 28th, 1919 had no German…

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  • The Bad Faith Of Whiteness Analysis

    Racism has been defined in many ways from judgements and prejudices to actions on racial superiority. While there are many discussions on racism, its’ roots, and the implications on the lived circumstance of those in today’s society, I believe one prominent, modern Africana philosopher has a grasp like no other on the topic. Lewis Gordon describes racism and its dimensions in this quote. “Racism, properly understood, is a denial of the humanity of a group of human beings either on the basis of…

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