Ralph H. Baer

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  • Bushido Code Values In Medea

    relentlessly. Shinji respects the feelings of others as he always takes their level of comfort into consideration. When Hatsue refuses to consummate an intimate relationship before marriage, “Shinji ha[s] a sort of haphazard respect for moral things. And…[h]e insist[s] no further” (Mishima 77). For the sake of Hatsue, he disregards his lack of satisfaction from the meeting and places his desires aside. By adhering to Hatsue, he complacently…

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  • Journey In Henry David Thoreau's 'Pilgrimages'

    Journey of the Resolute Walking is a common thing for us. Walking, jogging, strolling, running, sprinting, shopping are but a few examples of walking commonly seen in current society. However in other parts of the world, there’s a type of walking only done by the devout. It’s a long, laborious, spiritually transformative walk known as pilgrimages. Rebecca Solnit, a writer, joined one of the pilgrims on her journey and wrote about her experience in her work, ‘The Uphill Road to Grace: Some…

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  • Non Conformism Essay

    We all have certain aspects to our lives that can be seen as unusual to others in society. Nonconformists do not accept the rules that society has given them to follow. On the other hand, conformists are concerned with the opinions of others, they have realistic expectations, and they follow society’s rules. Emerson’s quote: “Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist,” is saying that to be a true person is to be bold, individualistic, and have strong convictions of their own self-awareness.…

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  • Nature In The Galapagos

    Reading about this magical place, however, could never compare with being there. By actually seeing the incredibly unique animals, birds and plants that can be found only on these islands, I discovered a new perspective on the world and its inhabitants. Ralph Waldo Emerson describes similar feelings in his essay entitled Nature. Emerson states “The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other, who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the…

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  • The Role Of Technology In Henry David Thoreau's Walden

    During the 1840s, Henry David Thoreau set off into the woods to live alone for the purpose of finding himself. He was very concerned about growing old without experiencing everything he could. Thoreau famously puts “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived” (271). He found himself displeased with the way he was living and…

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  • Emerson And Transcendentalism

    Transcendentalism can be thought of as a philosophy that puts spirituality over materialism, that believes that people are born good and that a person can only discover God through nature. This philosophy is responsible for such authors as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson is a perfect representative of the era - he writes about nature, exploration of the inner-self and individualism. He is very open about it, and carries these ideas throughout his works. Hawthorne on the…

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  • Native American Myths To Puritan Literature

    A Native American saying is, “The tragedy of life is not death but what we let die inside of us while we live.” Both Puritans and Native Americans would have found this to be true after we examine their literary pieces. The first form of literature we see in America was Native American myths. These were origin myths about nature used to elaborate on the beginning of a part of creation. Then there was a shift between Native American myths to Puritan literature. Puritans used mostly poetry to…

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  • Madonna Transcendentalism

    Transcendentalism is a powerful philosophical movement that happened in the 19th century. Transcendentalism focuses on the intuition from the individual and appreciates the independence of each person and nature. There are many famous transcendentalists such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and Madonna. Well Madonna is not exactly a transcendentalist of the time but she follows the basic principles of living that the other authors preached about. Madonna Ciccone is an…

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  • Whitman And Moby Dick Comparison Essay

    Wil Langley February 21, 2017 American Lit Exam 1 1. Through readings of “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” and Moby-Dick, it can be seen that Walt Whitman and Herman Melville are expressing different opinions on common people and city life. Early in these pieces, both authors begin to develop how he feels about normal, everyday life. Whitman differs from Melville by taking an empathetic approach toward the people around him. He addresses the crowds, saying that they are “more in my meditations, than…

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  • Annie Dillard's From Nature

    commodity, beauty, language, and discipline. The pieces of “from Nature” by Ralph Waldo Emerson and “Living Like Weasels” by Annie Dillard each share argumentative categories that are easy to compare and contrast. Although each author has his or her own perspective on the value of nature, they both make it obvious their purpose for challenging the audience to see the true meaning of nature. The excerpt “from Nature” written by Ralph Waldo Emerson explains the relationship between the natural…

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