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    Charter evidence shows that Lombards and Normans were clearly defined as separate races or ethnicities. Charles Homer Haskins suggests the Normans lost their identity ‘in the general mass’. Rather than asserting their distinct Norman identity, they enforced their likenesses and connections with local populations to secure a stable ruler-ship over the land. However, this adaptation to their environment is characteristic to the Norman identity. It has already been established by the writers of the time that the Normans, and especially the sons of Tancred, had the ‘inborn trait’ of domination and the cunning to do whatever was needed to achieve this. Political manoeuvring and intermarriage was another extreme that Guiscard and Roger used to achieve their goals. While it may have seemed like they were succumbing to a new culture - Roger II’s reign shows a large impact of Arab-Muslim culture: his mantle had Arab inscriptions - they were continuing their quest for total…

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    Shaker Culture Book Report

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    an early example shaker culture when Mr. Tanner gives young Robert the pig for help and apron with the calving. Mr. Haven and Robert are fixing the fence when Mr. Tanner brings the pig Roberts father states about accepting the pig “we thank you brother Tanner but it’s not the shaker way to take frills for being neighborly” (P 21). I think this shows that in the shaker culture they feel that is not right to accept a gift or payment for doing the right thing in any given situation are helping out…

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    in the leadership’s hands than members of the House making it acceptable for Senate to serve longer terms in order to cater to the large and diverse constituencies. Term limits are a necessary evil that we need to address now. They are evil not in a way that harms the democratic process, rather evil because it would require change and most often people are highly adverted to change. Ironic as it may be, in order to see a change in our government we first need to make a larger change that will…

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    Jenny is there for Forrest as long as she can be by letting him sit by her on the first bus ride to school to being by his side as he decides to join the army after high school graduation. During the movie, Jenny says a line after she hears that Forrest is joining the army, “Listen, you promise me something, OK? Just if you’re ever in trouble, don’t be brave. You just run, OK? Just run away” (Robert Zemeckis, Forrest Gump). That quote from the movie shows how much she cares about him just being…

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    The Matrix, on the other hand, is more than just a thought experiment. It is a narrative that is judged aesthetically, and as such its success requires that its creators produce something that will captivate and engage an audience. Carroll has asserted that, narratives, far from being complete, have gaps which need to be filled by the audience. That is, creators of narratives do not spell-out every detail of the narrative, instead, narratives rely on the elicitation of moral emotions from an…

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    Double Jeopardy Case Study

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    grand jury, jury, double jeopardy, and collateral estoppel, immunity from prosecution, eminent domain, takings, and lastly territorial jurisdiction. Nevertheless, this investigation will cover the basic and many varied interpretations of double jeopardy and how they applied to the local case of Robert Nicholas Angleton. Double jeopardy is within the United States Constitutions Fifth Amendment, “The State with all its…

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    Entry 1: ISIS beheading The event reported in the BBC article (BBC. 2015) identify how terrorist groups performing violent acts claim to be acting in the name of their religion. However, it can be seen that the driving forces of their behaviours are more consistent with political goals and personal advancement. Hill & Kinney, (2007) argue that secular political goals combined with the strategic advantage afforded by terrorist methods contribute largely to the acts of terrorist groups. This…

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    “One does not use poetry for its major purposes, as a means to organize oneself and the world, until one’s world somehow gets out of hand.” This was Richard Wilbur’s response when someone asked him about fighting in World War II and how it changed him. Richard Wilbur is a famous modern day poet who won two Pulitzer Prizes for two of his collections of poems. He was the second poet laureate of the United States. Richard Wilbur fought as a combat soldier in World War II which changed his outlook…

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    William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) was an eminent English Romantic Poet, hose Lyrical Ballad, as a result of joint efforts, co-authoring with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Contributed to launch the Romantic Age in English Literature. He is known as the poet of Nature, reflecting his inner feelings while appreciating the wonderings and beauty of it. (Norton, 543-45) The poem ‘We Are Seven’, as Wordsworth says, has been “written an Alfoxden in the spring of 1798. The little girl who is the heroine I met…

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    An In-Depth Look at My Last Duchess In the poem “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning, the main character, the Count speaks about his deceased wife and a painting of her to a mysterious listener at his private party. The Duchess’s story revolves around the internal conflicts between her and the Count. The main threads include the jealousy and self-importance of the Count, as well as the compassion of the Duchess. He subtly insinuates to the party-goer that his wife’s early death was caused by…

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