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    “The Greek philosopher Aristotle defined ‘tragedy’ as a dramatization of a serious happening,” however in adding to the definition, a tragedy is “showing a struggle that rends the protagonist’s whole being,” (Barnet, Burto, and Cain, p. 1014). “Oedipus the King” is an example of one such tragedy, which we will show examples of. We will also determine if Oedipus is a hero in this story and if Oedipus deserved the fate that was decided. “Oedipus the King” is a complex story with twists and turns that are all revealed by the end of the story, the main character wrestles throughout the story against a prophecy that is intended to bring a tragic fate. There is an expression that ties into this tragic story line, which is, “we can’t look away,” often referred to when someone sees a bad accident or knows what’s evil is looming, and even when that outcome or result is bad, the one watching still has to watch and can’t look away. This is what makes “Oedipus the King” a tragedy in a general sense; we learn about prophecies that state, King Laius will be killed by his own child (Barnet, Burto, and Cain, line 787, p. 1039) and we learn of another prophecy that determines Oedipus will kill his father and marry his mother (Barnet, Burto, and Cain, line 1057, p. 1045). These two prophecies are noted at different times in the story for two separate characters, which shows that life and or the gods have decided a pending doom was waiting for King Laius’s family, however, it is the was the…

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    Eliza has brought a claim against the ISP alleging that she is a victim of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The basses of Eliza’s claim comes from the fact that the ISP refused to offer her light duty work after she informed them that she was pregnant. In order to prove that one was discriminated against under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, one has to establish the prima facies elements which were set up in McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green, 411 U.S. 792, 93 S.Ct.…

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    The short story Demon Lover written by Elizabeth Bowen, as well as the ballad Demon Lover appear to revolve around the same concept. The short story is about a woman that was once in love and engaged to a soldier, who fought in World War II. When she returned to her former home she was blindsided by a letter she found on her table.No one had known that she would be visiting her home. The letter forced her to recall a promise that she had made to her former lover. Along the lines of the Demon…

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    The Changeling walked around or flew about the huge base, the leader Queen Chrysalis smiled at the site of her Changelings getting to work. “Good work, those Power Ponies won’t be able to stop.” Queen Chrysalis said. A giant boulder crash through the hive front door, The Changeling quickly getting out of the way before it crushed them, Queen Chrysalis looked at the three fillies that came through the hole. “Well I was hoping for a more quieter break in,” Winter said, Autumn moved a few…

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    What is it like to be peer pressured? The three messages from elephant Have you ever been peer pressured into something? Have you ever peer pressured someone into something? Do you ever feel like you need to do something to impress the people around you? Do you ever want to feel cool? Can you feel cool doing something that felt wrong to you? In the story Shooting An Elephant by George Orwell, George was peer pressured into shooting, an elephant for the Burmese. There could have been…

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    Every person in the world sets expectations for themselves in order to achieve their dreams and aspirations. Death of a Salesman, a play written by Arthur Miller, focuses on Willy Loman, the main protagonist, and his inability to accept that the high expectations he set for himself and his family are unfeasible. Miller addresses that th¬e main character has in¬ternal conflict by portraying Willy Loman as a flawed character, full of pride and various insecurities. Willy Loman’s level of…

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    “Barn Burning”: Who Is the Real Hero? In the short story “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner, Sarty is made out to be the real hero by growing strong through family value and short life experiences his father drags him through. Sarty seems to support and have faith in his family as well as going to the extreme of lying for his father. He has learned the importance of blood shared by relatives, but at the same time knows in his heart right from wrong, which includes telling the honest truth.…

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    Parable : An allegorical story that is used to teach truth, moral lessons, or religious principles. (Most known parable in the Gospel Bible is the parable of the lost coin) Parable of the Three Servants (Matthew 25:14-30) 2- Who was Christ speaking to? In the parable, which is speaking metaphorically, Christ (The man) was speaking to his servants. He taught his servants a lesson by giving them opportunities to prove they can follow his instructions. In reality, Christ does not have…

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    Persuasion is a constant and rather successful method of getting people to do certain things. We are constantly being influenced and also influencing other people around us. There are several principles that help explain why humans sometimes irrationally do certain things that they wouldn’t normally do. Three of this several principles include the paradox of choice (which proves that when giving a lot of choice for any particular item, satisfaction decreases and sales decreases), scarcity (which…

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    Teaching math can be a daunting task, especially in the lower grades. Teaching mathematical concepts through lecture and paper and pencil work isn’t enough to achieve deep understanding, math reasoning or problem solving skills. Math manipulatives are “hands on” or virtual materials designed to engage students in active investigation to gain higher levels of understanding. Manipulatives not only allow students to explore concepts, but also allow teachers to see what students are thinking. “The…

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