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  • Mary Lavin Happiness Analysis

    to evoke a something magical with an object of simple, earthly beauty even in the face of imminent loss and heartbreak. The daffodils, like the snowdrops from earlier passages, symbolize a cyclical, unavoidable value that welcomes an unorthodox transcendence and an appreciation of one’s life through important, individual moments rather than through otherworldly…

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  • Socrates, An Athenian Philosopher

    Socrates was an Athenian philosopher, who was one of the most well known people of his time (400BC) due to his ability to meticulously question peoples opinions regardless of their social status. He used a philosophical approach in order to help people prosper themselves and believed strongly in the idea of caring for the soul. He was physically short and deemed as unattractive in comparison to Athenian standards. He never dwelled in matters that involved money or gaining power as he was more…

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  • Christianity And Islam Worship The Same God Essay

    Throughout history there has been the much debated topic of whether or not Christians and Muslims worship the same God. This controversy still continues today, and both sides present very informative arguments. It is important to make clear that if one does argue that Christians and Muslims worship the same God, it does not mean they believe that both religions are the same. Many people on the side that Christians and Muslims do not worship the same God will argue that although both religions…

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  • Dehumanization In Lady Chatterley's Lover

    In Lady Chatterley’s Lover, a strong, powerful female protagonist takes the lead against the repressed mental state (that’s a first). “A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it” (Lawrence 73). And Lawrence evokes powerful messages, or lessons. “Perhaps only people who are capable of real togetherness have that look of being alone in the universe. The others have a certain stickiness, they stick to the mass” (Lawrence 271). In other words, adhering to the mechanized…

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  • Emersonian Self-Culture In Thoreau, Emerson And Transcendentalism

    CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbours up. (Thoreau, 1966, p. 84) 1.1 Background of the study Transcendentalism flourished in New England as a philosophical, religious and literary movement in the early middle of the nineteenth century. Transcendentalism was an American movement in that it corresponded to the beliefs of American individualism.…

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  • The Importance Of Epiphany In Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

    Although James Joyce was the first to use the religious term “epiphany” in a literary sense, it has become a main theme in many other short works. Gustave Flaubert’s protagonist Félicité from “A Simple Heart” along with Goodman Brown from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “Young Goodman Brown” both experience what could be called an epiphany. Flaubert and Hawthorne’s protagonists have a religious epiphany while in a possible dream state. The stories finish with phantasmal epiphanies where the…

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  • Trisel's Human Extinction And The Value Of Our Efforts?

    In “Human Extinction and the Value of Our Efforts,” Brooke Alan Trisel writes on the relationship between the meaning of life and the existence of future generations. He states that we do not need future generations in order to have meaningful lives. I will argue in support of Trisel’s position by stating his views and discussing various objections to it. After expositing Trisel’s view, I will first address an objection that Trisel proposes and refutes on the relationship of importance and…

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  • Paulo Coelho's Eleven Minutes

    With close reference to relevant theoretical material, discuss the compatibility of Coelho’s Eleven Minutes with postmodernist constructions of identity. Comparing Paulo Coelho’s writings to a delta of sediments is a just analogy to make in the scope of this essay: an accumulation of sediments from the bosom of everywhere; an everywhere nevertheless, seen through the eyes of the Brazilian, to paraphrase Ortolano (2003). The author’s tales are illustrative of phenomenon such as juxtaposition…

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  • The Future Of Pi Is No Symbol In Mathematics

    Math is about numbers; these numbers span from positive to negative, rational to irrational and complex to imaginary. The main number that this essay will be looking at is the irrational number known as pi. Many different civilizations throughout history have had their own approximations for pi. In fact one of the first aspects in defining the number known as pi was coming up with a variable that could represent this number. Π was decided to be the variable that stuck and its origins can be…

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  • Theories Of Feminist Ethics

    Alison Jaggar faults traditional ethics for letting women down in many ways. Significantly it shows less concern for women 's as opposed to men 's issues and interests and overvalues culturally masculine attributes such as hierarchy, domination and transcendence. Whilst undervalues culturally feminine attributes such as connection, nature and process life. (Jaggar, 1992). Feminist theories and that of ethics reduce the primarily masculine sphere of International Relations. The reality is in the…

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