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    carried away with the “imaginative assent” of it all, which lead her to marrying the prince and choosing communal stability. Jack Zipes’ analysis on women in fairy tales supports my hypothesis of the women always being owned by someone and choosing to be belonged by someone as they see it being the best of both possible worlds, when being independent should be the best of both possible worlds because women shouldn’t have to feel that they should always belong to someone, but that they can do things for themselves and look after themselves. Critic two From the archive, 11 February 1971: New Zealand feminist versions of classic fairy tales by Ernest Dewhurst “The prince always decides to marry the princess, and there is no possibility of her saying “no.” Quote One from Primary Text that I will discuss in respect of Critic Two: “The prince approached her, took her by the hand, and danced with her. Furthermore, he would dance with no one else. He never let go of her hand, and whenever anyone else came and asked her to dance, he would say, “she is my dance partner.”” The quotation occurs when Cinderella arrives at the first night of the ball. From when the prince first meet Cinderella he was already making the decisions for Cinderella. He decided to approach her, he decided to dance with her and he decided to let no one else dance with her. This supports with what Ernest Dewhurst suggests with “the prince always decides”. This gives an indication into that…

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    In the essay “Possible Worlds: Why do Children Pretend?” by Alison Gopnik she explains her theory of counterfactual thinking and the result of that being possible worlds. Gopnik suggests that counterfactuals are the possibilities of what could have occurred in life. These counterfactuals are the cause, and the effect is the creation of possible worlds. Gopnik defines possible worlds as “the productions of hope and imagination” (163). Possible worlds are seen as the result of a counterfactual;…

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    “Nothing comes from nothing; nothing ever could…” --The Sound of Music Thus far into her song, Parmenides would have been in total agreement with Maria. The principle of “ex nihilo nihil” is quite important to his argument about the perfection of the world. It is impossible that the world could be created from nothing, since, according to Parmenides, “what is not” cannot exist. From this premise, he argues that…

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    EGH318: Assessment 2: Impossible and Unnatural Text Worlds in The Five People You Meet in Heaven’ In order to understand and conceptualise all language we encounter, we construct mental representations. These representations; known as text worlds, may be shaped differently depending on the individual, but are a part of how all linguistically adequate people process language. It is these text worlds and how humans make sense of them that is the underlying focus of what has been coined; Text World…

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    Therefore, we must define omnipotence in a manner of which saves the power of the almighty. Omnipotence could be defined as that of being able to do anything logically possible that a perfect being would do. This is clearly an improvement of prior attempts to define what it means to be omnipotent, as it removes the possibility of weakness and replaces it with “correct” actions that appeal to a moral compass to steer this omnipotent being into the light of goodness. This addition to the…

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    The short story “The Possibility of Evil” by Shirley Jackson is about an old woman named Miss Strangeworth who is determined to rid “Strangeworth Town” of evil, yet she does not notice that she is causing evil herself. Although she seems like a proper, nice old lady, when she goes home every day, she writes cruel letters to the people in her town. Miss Strangeworth notices that everyone in the town is distressed and she wonders why. She refuses to acknowledge that she is truly evil herself. No…

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    In the two pieces of writing, “A Rose for Emily” and “A Possibility of Evil”, the main characters show a level of superiority in their community. Both Adela Strangeworth and Emily Grierson were raised in a family that thinks they have dominance over the community and continue to demonstrate as they age. But, the authors conceive Adela’s and Emily’s dominance and traditions in two different but still effective ways. In the beginning of “A Possibility of Evil” the narrator introduces “Miss Adela…

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    What possibilities might one face, when facing with different beliefs and opinions from others? Most likely, people will go two ways with this. People will tend to fit in and accept belief and values of others or they will disregard others and follow their own beliefs and opinion. The book Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare shows possibilities for both options along the story. There are many possibilities when enforcing other’s beliefs and values onto one’s self. It’s a sign of…

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    Being and Time (1927) (Dasein’s Possibility of Being-a-Whole, and Being-towards-Death) Martin Heidegger A. Dasein • When it reaches its wholeness in death, it simultaneously loses the Being of its “there” • By its transition to no-longer Dasein, it gets lifted right out of the possibility of experiencing this transition and of understanding it as something experienced • Dasein can thus gain an experience of death, all the more so because Dasein is essentially Being with Others. In that case,…

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    Identifying Problems: Dissertation Possibility For many reasons, there are typically things that one can relate to on a more personal level than others. After an upbringing in a neighborhood that most wouldn't even venture to, it has become important to focus on the disadvantages that are faced by the youth and families in these areas. One of the disadvantages being the educational environment and the students access to resources that may enhance their learning experience. This paper will…

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