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    Amish Sociology

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    The struggles within these groups are not always known or understood by those who are not closely involved in or with them. Excommunication and shunning practices of the Amish church have received publicity in recent history through reality television. One can apply their own personal life experiences in a way that makes them empathetic to a family or individual who is facing excommunication from the church. Still, it is difficult, if not impossible to understand how this impacts an Amish family. Their faith plays an active role in every moment of their life. The church restricts how they live, what they do, and who they talk to. When an individual makes an independent religious decision, such as Dave and Miriam Lapp being re-Baptized, their behavior is considered to be act outside the desires of the church. Having to keep this secret and being forced to hide the true passion they…

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    can cause a person to devalue his or herself. This essay will discuss how society causes a person to devalue his or herself though the parents, and the main character. The main character is taught that if someone does something wrong, that they are to be shunned. It is not only the main character who was taught this, but society itself. When the main character gets pregnant at 16 years old, she not only realizes how it will affect her, but she also realizes how society plays a part into the…

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    Louise Erdrich's Tracks

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    novel, this can also be seen in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony when Tayo is left home alone with Rocky and his Auntie. During these times, Auntie separated Tayo and Rocky and made sure that “they kept a distance between themselves”, her goal being that Tayo was “close enough to feel excluded, to be aware of the distance between them” (61-62). Both of these scenes described from Ceremony and Tracks highlight the rejection that Pauline and Tayo faced because of their mixed blood heritage. In both…

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    Arguments About The Amish

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    You are only baptized in the Amish Church if you confess your faith and Christ, and promise to follow regulation of their church for the rest of their lives, This is usually around the late teens or early twenties. If you choose to leave the church before you are baptized, your community will typically support you, but if you leave after you have been baptized and made the pledge, you will face excommunication followed by shunning. If you wish to return to the church, you will be restored.…

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    Although many scholars argue that “Milton writes sonnet [nine] to console and encourage [his lady friend, but] carefully eschews giving any advice [and only] pays her the compliment of merely describing with satisfaction what she has done,” (“Variorum Commentary”, Bush) this is one of many interpretations. The idea that Milton “consoles” and “encourages” his lady friend to be part of a religious institution is only visible on a surface level scan because if one reads in between the lines, he can…

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    Gabriel The Dead

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    Richard Kearney, a twentieth-century Irish scholar, stated that the culture-crisis of his homeland has been a result of clashes between generations. Typically, the older generation favors national traditions and the revival of past customs while the younger generation favors more cosmopolitan and international lifestyles. This generation gap is apparent throughout James Joyce’s short story, “The Dead,” as the main character—a young modernist—is disconnected from his family—mostly revivalists—due…

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    Amish Research Paper

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    Amish Amish location-America Canada,Germany Population-270,000 in America Food Amish people are known for their great food. On Sunday they have a special meal after mass. The meal usually is bean soup with beans,pickles,and bread. For dessert they have Snitz pie and coffee. Almost every Amish family grows a garden that has corn, celery, beets, carrots, potatoes and tomato in their garden.They also raise their own livestock like such as pigs and chickens. Clothing Many Amish women wear a…

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    The Amish Project was performed at the SPC Clearwater Campus on October 11, 2015 at 7:30. The play was written by Jessica Dickey and was directed by Scott Cooper. The cast included Daniel Dagasse, Erin Nelson, Zachary Lillis, Nikki Tinebra, Heather L. Mackey, Ken Miller, Brie Tilton, Chelsea Hooker, Jordan N. Bertke, and Katie Eichler. The Amish Project was chosen to perform because the director understands the importance of a powerful story, and its ability to teach an otherwise unteachable…

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    Amish Families

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    The Amish have a very self sufficient society and a well defined way of living. Their society works well by having all members of the family and community working together for the same goal. They have avoided many of the modern society features by developing practices and behaviors that isolate them from the outside cultures. They have been very successful in maintaining this way of life while being surrounded by such a modern world. This has been achieved by restricting their livelihood to…

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    The ignominy in today’s society remains enthralling, emotions such as fear, envy, prejudice, and affection motivate one to shun others. In consequence of one’s reckless actions the public expresses their odium through shunning; the shunning may cause a positive or negative influence on the individual. John Proctor from the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller and Charlie Sheen from Two and Half Men both share similar characteristics among differences. For instance, both Proctor and Sheen…

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