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    a. One of the biggest sources of anger with the Marcos administration was the perception of widespread corruption and fraud which plagued the governmental process. Aquino and her revolution made campaign promises to “clean up the corruption and cronyism for which Ferdinand Marcos’ was famous” (Niu 93) though once she herself had won office, the revolutionary vigor and fervor of her campaign somewhat reversed themselves. In addition to the above policy positions which she made which notably did not help the Filipino people, she herself soon capitulated to the same system of corruption and deception which caused the Filipino people to suffer. During the 1988 congressional elections, “Aquino’s party…scored overwhelming victory” (Kreof 637) in…

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    Towards the end of the Cold War, many civilizations sought to free themselves from their dictatorships due to corruption and abuse of power. As a result, various democratic revolutions began to arise, which led to numerous global transformations. On account of technological advances in the media and the importance of respecting human rights, countries, like the Philippines, were able to overcome their ruthless leaders by generating nonviolent movements, eventually resulting in the end of…

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    Power is defined as the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events. Though humans are the first common portrayal of power, it can sometimes be represented with ordinary objects. William Golding uses two contrasting items that ultimately influence the behavior of the boys on the island. The smooth conch shell and the rotting sow's head become clear models of good and evil as the story progresses. It’s purity, which is how the society started, was…

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    certain cravings people experience in the world and many of them either help or hurt people. One of the most common yearnings people have is power. This five-letter word has been used in many ways, each with a great impact on history. They have left humans wondering: what is a healthy amount of power to award humans with? How much power should they have in the first place? There is a common misconception that the more power you have, the more of a positive impact you are making. That thought is…

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    Power is a strong word that can represent many aspects. Not only can it be defined by wealth and popularity, power can also be defined the ability to do something in a particular way, which can also lead to be able to control other’s opinions and perceptions. Therefore, power is a vital element to the society. However, power can lead to either positive or negative influences. These influences are portrayed in the novel “Animal Farm” and the graphic novel “Marked”. Written by George Orwell,…

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    There are universal themes in William Shakespeare’s plays, which can teach us a great deal. A frequent theme in all of Shakespeare’s plays is that violence, whether to oneself, or to others, achieves nothing, and thus that violence has no real power besides the power to destroy. There are many types of violence, be they mental, physical, and emotional. But whether you speak with violent thoughts, act with violent hands, or walk with violent ambition, all violence has the same intention, to…

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    POWER STRUGGLE IN LORD OF THE FLIES Power is believed to be the only thing stronger than fear. When Lord of the Flies was published in 1954 the novel is considered to be about humans that are inherently evil and when given power, how they choose to use it. Golding demonstrates this through the use of characterization examining Jack and Ralph as individual characters; symbolism is used to illustrate the power in the novel; and lastly, the conflict/dialogue between Ralph, Jack and its effects on…

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    Gemma and her friends are whisked away to the Realms, where they can forget the troubles of their own life. The novel is very powerful based on the character 's development, the settings and the power of choices as the central theme. The connection between characters and their location in a novel…

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    journalist returns twenty years later to delve deeper into the mystery, his report becomes less of a solution to his questions and more of an examination of the townspeople as a whole. Authorities and the power they hold become a major focus point of this text as one tries to comprehend why no one prevented the murder. Márquez builds…

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    Throughout the ages people have to realize that there are different ideas and different ways to governing the world and people. For one it is all about appearance. To the people he has to appear to be true and keep up the appearance he is honest and true, but in reality he is thinking only about himself. He is trying to think make sure that he always has power. It isn’t about the people, but about keeping the people in her hands. However the other view is that there has to be a layer of trust.…

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