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    enjoyed showing that he was Jewish in his writings, but this was for the sake of his nationality and interest in his writings. Malamud used his Jewish background, because he wanted people to know who he was, and wanted people to know that Jewish people are what add drama to stories. The short stories “the Magic Barrel” and “The German Refugee” displays Bernard Malamud 's Jewish culture and background through characters and other parts in the story. According to Bernard Malamud’s the “Magic Barrel”, “Not long ago there lived in uptown New York, in a small, almost meager room, through crowded books, Leo Finkle, a rabbinical student in the Yeshivah University. Finkle after six years of study, was to be ordained in June.” (Malamud) This…

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    In Malamud’s “The Magic Barrel”, Leo Finkle, has been studying at Yeshiva University for the past six years. He immerses himself in his studies so that he can achieve his goal of becoming a rabbi, leaving no time for a social life. It can be inferred that because he leaves no room to familiarize himself with women, he became socially awkward around them. After an acquaintance of his said that he “might find it easier to win himself a congregation if he were married”, he contacts Pinye Salzman, a…

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    Seeing the pool of blackness move he knew it was James’ people. Lucas took a drink of water looking into the telescope again. “War shall be waged soon,” Lucas says looking up to the skies, “please leave us all safe.” Cedric walks into his castle completely unaware of the fact James’ people were coming. He sees barrels outside of the door and sprints to them. “They’re back! Bring them down to the rest!” He says. Lucas looks at Cedric’s kingdom and sees smoke rising from it. Upon a closer look…

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    This is very much in line with Romanesque style, where geometric shapes are commonly used along with squares, lozenges, chevrons, and plain circles. In Figure 2 you can see the distinct chevron pattern on the innermost tear of the lower arch. The chevron pattern can also be seen in the Listello separation the upper and lower arches. The influences of Roman architecture can be clearly seen in the Romanesque style, through the prominent use of roman developments like columns and rounded arches.…

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    named his price: a NASA research grant for his district, which LBJ was glad to provide. For most of American history, a principal goal of any member of Congress was to bring home bacon for his district. Pork-barrel spending never really cost very much, and it helped glue Congress together by giving members a kind of currency to trade: You support my pork, and I 'll support yours. Also, because pork was dispensed by powerful appropriations committees with input from senior congressional leaders,…

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    ‘The Witches Hammer’, also called Malleus Maleficarum, is a treatise written for the prosecution of witches.The disquisition was written by a German Catholic clergyman by the name of Heinrich Kramer in 1486 and published in 1487. The purpose of the book was to prove, to those with skepticism, that witchcraft did, in fact, exist, imply that women were involved in witchcraft more often than men because of the emotional weakness of the female gender, and persuade officials to use Kramer’s system of…

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    The people of Salam Massachusetts believed some of the women were witches and prosecuted them for being different. The definition of the word witch is; a woman thought to have evil magic powers. The women were scapegoated by other people in the town. It seems easier to pass the blame onto someone else, then admit your own wrong doings. Mexican Immigrants have been wrongfully prosecuted in a similar way as the Salem witches. The witches of Salem, and the Mexican immigrants were both…

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    without, which would favor the defendant. However the court recognized that this could only be done with the permission of the witch. Another method was “the witch cake.” The aunt of one of the afflicted girls ordered a rye cake with the urine of one of the girl’s on it to be made and fed to a dog. Several thought that when the dog would eat this, latent particles that had been transferred to one of the girls by a witch would be chewed, forcing the witch to cry out in pain, revealing their…

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    The social climate caused by a lack of government, political tensions, and puritan lifestyle all lead up to the tension and hysteria of the witch trials. The black slave, Tituba, whose role in Salem was to care for the family of Rev. Parris, was accused of a witch because of her knowledge of foreign magic tricks and social status. She then falsely confesses to being a witch and confesses to knowing of other witches in the village, among them, Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne. Overall, the main cause…

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    Skyelar McQuillar Honors Comp & Lit 3A November 4, 2016 Is Being Famous a Faustian Bargain? In the play ‘Faustus’, the main character, Doctor Faustus made a deal with devil. Faustus was very knowledgeable but he wanted more, he wanted black magic. In order to get that he sold his soul to devil for 24 years in return for Mephastophilis as his servant. Faustus signs the contract in his blood and has second thoughts on what he just did. Faustus begins to learn new spells and uses his gift as…

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