Promised Land

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  • Objectification In The Promised Land

    Objectification comes in many forms, like an identification card. For instance, an identification card dictates what a person is. In both “The Promised Land” and its film adaptation Black Girl, Diouana is defined by her attempt to find a voice against her objectification. Her employers’ actions dehumanize her, and she strives to show she is a human rather than an object. Her suicide is Diouana’s way of expressing her emotions and voice. It is ultimately a way to show that she is a human and deserved to be treated as such. Her employers’ treatment of Diouana objectifies her, which plays into her representation of her as an object throughout both the film and the text rather than a human being. Diouana struggles with finding her voice as a result…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Life After Vietnam

    I named my journey to the USA as Rose Harbor because my mother’s name was Rose, and the promised land of America that she offered me was a harbor. Since her death, one day at a time, I have taken her words to heart. I remember a walk with my mother that taught me the most important lesson about having resilience in one’s life. Even the little wood duck with its broken wings must fly again. On leaving her, I promised to her that I would live a good life for both of us. I vowed to overcome the…

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  • The Promised Land Analysis

    Education, Escape and Citizenship: America as the Promised Land Millions of immigrants traveled hundreds of miles from their homes, with only what possessions they could carry, in order to obtain the freedoms and chase the American promise. In The Promised Land, Mary Antin illustrates how, if given the chance, immigrants would embody American ideals and truly adopt America as their own country. America provided many freedoms, such as education and freedom of expression, that born citizens may…

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  • Deuteronomic Code Analysis

    It is difficult to assert that the morality of the Israelites is so corrupt and stripped that they need a reminder of God’s divine judgment. Erisman argues that this is simply a symbolic marker of a new chapter in the story of the Israelites, as “implicit in the setting is an image of the promised land… (769).” However, this reaffirmation of the basis for the Decalogue, and the subsequent expansion found throughout the Deuteronomic Code, may be a subtle hint towards the universality of the Code.…

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  • Sodom And Gomorrah Analysis

    the stains as if they were Sodom and Gomorrah themselves. Meaning: The character is vigorously scrubbing the stains trying to clean something, in the same way as God cleaned the land of the evil cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. A Pillar of Salt Summary: Lot and his family are fleeing the city of Sodom because God is destroying it. God is destroying Sodom because the people in it are horribly evil. Lot’s wife regrets leaving the city and all her possessions behind; so she turns and looks back,…

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  • To Make My Bread Literary Analysis

    The Wilderness “For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land” (Deuteronomy 15:11). Biblical scripture itself does not omit poverty from its pages. Messages of the vulnerable and poor are interwoven to express how pervasive their plight has been and will be in society. Religion assumes a righteous and perfect image outlined by preachers and painted by its followers.…

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  • Isaiah 14 And Habakkokkuk 2: Taunt-Song Analysis

    fulfillment. The author brings this connection into the light because it shows the literary eloquence of chapter 14. It reinforces the statement that Isaiah is a great communicator. The first point Hassler makes is that the restoration of Israel lacks a historical match (Hassler M. 2015, page 223). The prophet claims that the Israelites govern over their captors and receive rest when the finally reach the promised land. It is considered a momentous victory and return if we take the language…

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  • Holy Ground

    "Are you for us or for our adversaries?" 14 He said, "No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD." And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, "What has my lord to say to his servant?" 15 The captain of the LORD 'S host said to Joshua, "Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy." And Joshua did so. Joshua 5:13-15 (NASB95) The Story… The people of Israel were about to go in and take Jericho and finally…

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  • Oedipus In The Pentateuch Analysis

    Exodus 40:17, where the tabernacle was built one year after the Israelites left Egypt (Elwell 1328) To better understand why God gave us the book of Leviticus we need to understand the historical background of God and his relationship to His people. About 400 years prior to Leviticus being written, God picked Abraham, out of all the people in the world, and made a covenant with him. God promised that he would make Abraham and his descendants as populous as the stars and that He would be their…

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  • Argumentative Essay On The Book Of Exodus

    Bible passages. There is a lot of action and a lot of plot. However, with all this action there comes a lot of bloodshed. The Lord hardens Pharaoh’s heart so that he does not let the people of Israel go to claim the land the Lord has promised to them. The Lord sends ten plagues to Egypt to show his power. The last one is the slaying of the firstborns’ of the Egyptians. At first glance, this seems like an absolutely atrocious act and it is. Killing is never good; however, God is justified and has…

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