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Losing Enlightenment in the Midst of Pandemonium - There are countless religions in our world today; Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and more. These religions are all so different, yet bear the same mindset behind them: to be a better person. People strive to come to peace with themselves and others by practicing and worshiping certain deities. While the overall mentality of these religions are equivocal, the details become astoundingly diverse. For example, Buddhism’s core belief system goes off the approach of knowing suffering will happen in the world and coming to peace with it through meditation....   [tags: Burma, George Orwell, socialism, Buddhism]
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Christianity in the Midst of Slavery - Christianity in the context of American slavery took on many faces and characteristics. As a religion, it was used as a tool of manipulation for slave masters to further justify the institution, and particularly assert authority over their slaves. In the slave community, Christianity was adapted in the slave community as a means to shape an identity and create a sense of dignity for an oppressed people. Christianity in the context of the slave community was a means to uplift and encourage the slaves, a way in which to advance the interests of slave-holders, and in some cases, a means used to justify freedom....   [tags: Religion, Slaves]
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Starvation in midst of plenty - “Starvation in midst of plenty” is a phrase, often used to describe diabetes. This disease became so widespread and so “important in its health complications that November 14th has been declared as World Diabetes Day” (Blumer, Rubin, 2009). One of the most common forms of diabetes is Type 2 diabetes or non-insulin dependent Diabetes. More than nine million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes according to statistics. Although diabetes has become prevalent in all communities across Canada, the problem has reached an epidemic level among Aboriginal people (Blumer, Rubin, 2009)....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Diabetes] 776 words
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Are we Really in the Midst of a Depression Epidemic? - Introduction News headlines, government reports and health experts are claiming that “depression is on the rise” and we are in the midst of a “depression epidemic”. Are we really. Is society just not coping with modern stresses. Are we not learning the basic life skills that our fore fathers learnt growing up in the post war and depression eras. Are doctors just labelling for a quick solution and handing out medication as it is anticipated in modern times. The Australian and the World Health Organisation’s mental health and depression statistics show a dramatic increase in the diagnosis of depression over the last 10 years, however education and awareness has also increased at a rapid rat...   [tags: Health Care, Depression, Rising Levels, News]
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Children in the midst of Crisis - Children in the midst of Crisis Our education system is one of the most respectable, reputable and sought after commodity's in our society, but it is also the most over crowded, discriminatory, and controversial system ever established. Most people yearn for a higher education because it's what's expected in this society in order to get ahead. It means a better job, more money, power, prestige and a sense of entitlement. But this system has let down the children that are supposed to benefit from it....   [tags: Education Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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Cults in our Midst - Cults in our Midst The book "Cults in our Midst", tells all about the problems of cults and what you should look for when trying to notice if someone is getting involved in a cult. It has many different ideas on what makes a cult and the problems that they put on our society. The interesting part of this book to our group was how it explained how cults use mind manipulation on people to get them to join a cult. It explains in a very efficient format how a cult goes about recruiting its members....   [tags: Essays Papers] 395 words
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The Grapes of Wrath - Beauty in the Midst of Hopelessness - The Grapes of Wrath: Beauty in the Midst of Hopelessness   The Grapes of Wrath portrays life at its darkest.  It is the story of migrant workers and the hardships and heartbreaks that they experience as they are driven from their land - the land that  they have lived on for generations - so the banks can make a profit.      Sure, cried the tenant men, but it's our land.  We measured it and broke it up.  We were born on it, and we got killed on it, died on it.  That's what makes it ours - being born on it, working it, dying on it.  That makes ownership, not a paper with numbers on it (p.45)....   [tags: The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck]
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Christianity in the Midst of Slavery - Religious persecution within the slave community sometimes happened and occurred in different forms. The first form to address is blatant and outright opposition of slaves engaging in anything pertaining to Christianity. Mary Reynolds on Page 6 says, “ We was so scared of Solomon and his whip though and he n’t like frolicin’. He didn’t like for the Niggers to pray nuther. We never heard of n church but the Niggers would have prayin’s and singings in they cabins. We ud sit on the floor and pray with our heads down low and sing low but if Solomon could hear he would come and beat on the wall with the stock of his whip....   [tags: Religion, Slaves]
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Hamlet as a Living Death in the Midst of Life in Hamlet by Wlliam Shakespeare - Hamlet as a Living Death in the Midst of Life in Hamlet by Wlliam Shakespeare In claiming that Hamlet is 'a living death in the midst of life', Knight depicts Hamlet as a character who is entirely a corrupting force in the lives of others, rather than a morally superior character attempting to orchestrate justice. In that Hamlet is secluded and absolutely isolated from those who experience 'life', Knight condemns Hamlet to the title of being an emotionless element of malevolence....   [tags: Papers] 1930 words
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The PSFS building: Construction in the Midst of Depression - During the aftermath of World War I great change was happening to America’s society. Of the nations that were involved in the worldwide conflict from 1914 to 1918 no other nation experienced prosperity socially, politically, and economically as quickly as did the United States of America. The middle-class American suddenly became the most important component to the growth of the American economy. As the purchase of luxuries, the automobile in particular, became more available to middle-class, opportunity in the housing and labor industries expanded....   [tags: Roaring Twenties, Black Tuesday]
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Why did moral reform movements gather strength in the 1830s-1850s and what underlying force or forces gave them strength? - It is a basic rule of human nature that Homo Sapien needs permanency. In times of great social upheaval, people will often turn to the familiar arms of religion in search of that permanency. The 1830s through 1850s were no exception to the rule. The nation was hit by wave after wave of moral reform movements as the people turned to organized religion for stability in the midst of the Industrial Revolution. But why did these moral reform movements happen, why were they so concentrated in that era, and what gave them force....   [tags: Religious History ]
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The Good vs. The Bad in The Road: Which Would You Do? - Imagine a desolate and dismal world that deteriorated with scarce supplies of food and shelter and there is only a few survivors left--including yourself and one of your family members. In hopes of survival, what measures would you take. Would you go to the extreme by cannibalism or committing suicide. On the other hand, would you choose to be on an ethical route by grasping on life delicately. In the midst of the unflinching and empty world with virtually no hope, the father and son in the novel, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, choose to be the “good guys” by staying alive and refraining from cannibalism and thievery....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Cormac McCarthy] 961 words
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The Influence of the Bible on William Blake - During the British Romantic period, some writers used material from the Bible or imitated the Bible in style of writing or content. William Blake, a Romantic writer, engraver, and painter, believed that “the Bible was the greatest work of poetry ever written” (Barker 2004). The Bible influenced him throughout this life, specifically influencing both his writing and his art. There are many references to Biblical themes within his writing, and there are also many references to specific passages of Scripture (Barker 2004)....   [tags: Biblical Themes, Writing Styles]
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What's Hidden In Kate Chopin's 'The Storm' - What's Hidden in Kate Chopin's "The Storm". Kate Chopin's the storm is about a woman named Calixta who rekindles a lost romance with a former lover in the midst of a storm. This story centers on lost love and being stuck in relationships that are unwanted. There is a lot of hidden meaning in the story, told well behind the characters and their surroundings, and it also has a strong plot, and a lot of symbolism. The plot of a woman and a man rekindling a lost romance in the midst of a storm is one with a lot of innuendos....   [tags: Kate Chopin] 1548 words
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Flannery O’Conner: Deep South Scribe - Dead at the age of thirty nine years young, Flannery O’Conner lost her fight with lupus, but had won her place as one of America’s great short story writers and essayist. Born in Savannah, Georgia, within the borders of America’s “Bible Belt”, she is raised Catholic, making O’Connor a minority in the midst of the conservative Protestant and Baptist faiths observed in the Southern United States. In the midst of losing her father at the age fifteen, followed by her diagnosis and struggle with the same physical illness that took him, as well as her strong unwavering faith in the Catholic Church are crucial components of O’Connor’s literary style which mold and guide her stories of loss, regret,...   [tags: Biography, Writer, Analysis]
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Issues of Crime in The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison by Jeffery Reiman and Paul Leighton - In The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison by Jeffery Reiman and Paul Leighton, four multifaceted issues are focused on and examined. These issues are the Unites States high crime rates, efforts in explaining the high crime rates, where the high crime rates originally came from, and the success attained at a high price. The initial key issue that Reiman and Leighton discuss is America’s high rising crime rates with the understanding of the people that believe policy and regulations are the causes of the decrease in crime....   [tags: prison, unemployment, homicides]
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The Bride, the Chosen One - The twitter of ten year olds jolted her out of her reverie. She looked around for a second, confused. Drat!. Her mind had wandered again. Into the realm of "Little Women", which she was teaching her fifth standard students. She hoped her class had not seen her dreaming. "Excuse me" ,a little voice piped up. What was to follow was never known for the bell rang right then for recess. "Thank you Madam" , the class chorused while she quickly handed out prep work for the next day. She picked up her books and walked out of the class to her room....   [tags: short story] 531 words
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Australian Car Manufacturing Industry - AUSTRALIAN CAR MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY The Australian car manufacturing segment is one of the prevalent contributors to the market sector of the Australian financial system. Comparative to the additional sectors that composite the Australian market segment, in 2012-13 the manufacturing sector provided the fifth prevalent share of value accumulated. The Australian car manufacturing segment had the second prevalent allocation of hours operated and the third leading employer. The Australian car manufacturing segment had the fourth leading share of venture, and the fifth prime allocation of net capital reserve (Barnes, P., Soames, L., Li, C....   [tags: strategic management analysis]
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Old Testament Survey - The Old Testament is a library of 39 books inspired by God. The Old testament can be divided into 5 divisions: The Law, History,Wisdom and Poetry, Major prophets, and Minor prophets. In reading and studying the Old testament one can reason that the world is extremely complex and it did not come into play just by chance. The big bang theory may fill the void for many, but something about it just didn't add up for me, and if this was what really happened, then who started the big bang. Think about how complicated this world is, and how everything is connected....   [tags: The Law, History,Wisdom and Poetry, Major prophets]
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The Value of Cultural Relativism: Comparing Peace Corp Volunteer Floyd Sandford’s African Odyssey and Anthropologist Richard Lee’s Dobe Ju/’hoansi - Even a student that has been educated for only four weeks in anthropology can admit that their viewpoint has changed since acquiring their knowledge. Studying a foreign way of life and unfamiliar customs sheds light on the impact that one’s own culture has on their thoughts. Anthropology is valuable because has the ability to remove the shock and misunderstanding that occurs when examining an alien worldview. The value of cultural relativism, the principle that one culture should not be judged by the standard of another culture, is illustrated in the comparison of Peace Corp volunteer Floyd Sandford’s African Odyssey and anthropologist Richard Lee’s Dobe Ju/’hoansi....   [tags: anthropology, culture]
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Analyzing Tony Soprano´s Life and Personal Development in Relation with the Philosophical Format of Identity - In introducing someone most people use a format of giving the person’s name and some correlation of how they know them. In Italian culture; and more so, organized families, people are introduced as a friend of mine or a friend of ours. This is to establish the relationship to “The Family” and how they might be trusted. This does not allow for one’s own identity, but only for their association to, or not to, an affiliation. A person’s autonomy is then lost and only their social identity is known....   [tags: The Sopranos, identity, Ethics of Identity, Appiah]
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Lets Foil: The Use of Foil Characters to Reveal Personality Depth in Hamlet by Shakespeare - Lets Foil In the play Hamlet written by William Shakespeare, the character Hamlet is a multi-dimensional character with multiple personalities that give the play a greater depth and perspective. Through his monologues and soliloquies, many different personalities of Hamlet are exposed, including his three basic contrasting personalities: clear-minded vs. troubled, action vs. inaction, and obedience/innocence vs. revenge. Throughout the story, both contrasting personalities are depicted by both Hamlet himself and other similar foil characters who are in similar circumstances but react in drastically different ways....   [tags: clarity, revenge, obedience] 1472 words
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Key Arguments in "The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" - There are a number of key arguments in “The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass”. A few of which include inequality, education, and Christianity as the keys to freedom in terms of its true values within the institution of slavery. While Frederick Douglass made some key arguments, he also made common ground to make his appeal for the abolition of slavery. One of the key arguments in “The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” as well as in other narratives about slaves is inequality....   [tags: African-American Literature]
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Views on Sex and Marriage Depicted in Kate Chopin's The Storm - A storm can represent and symbolize many different meanings. The impact of the word can be brought about in many different views and aspects that arrange themselves to create and portray detailed information and great definition to the subject of the short story as a whole. By using the storm as a symbol, it gives way to a passage that will encounter the relationship and parallel aspect of both the fervent thunder that occurs and the sexual passion that is encountered throughout the story. Kate Chopin opens up an interesting view and tentative explanation of human sexuality and the strong point of view of regulations placed on human sexuality as well as the aspect of trying to control a stor...   [tags: the storm, argumentative, persuasive]
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Simon as an Ambassador for Self-Realization “Lord of the Flies” - The trials and tribulations all humans face becomes prominent as each individual succumbs to evil in attempts of recreating his or her lost civilization. Out of each dark moment the individual faces, flourishes a new state of human consciousness that is consistent in revealing one’s true nature. In the Lord of the Flies, the transition the three young boys make into adulthood is evident as their significance and their newfound identity becomes more pronounced. Simon’s particular incident involves his encounter with the ‘Lord of the Flies’, where he comes to terms with the innate evil that resides within all humanity, causing him to be an ambassador for self-realization....   [tags: Lord of the Flies, Self-Realization, ] 959 words
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The Influence of the Common Scotish Life on Robert Burns - ... In Burns’ poem “Holy Willie’s Prayer” he makes fun of some religious hypocrites. Throughout this poem, Holy Willie condemns another man of being a hypocrite and at the same time he asks God to condemn the sinners for what they have done. Burns uses this example of holy Willie to make the point that the “Calvinist theology underpinning the entire Kirk (church) was equally hypocritical.” (Wikipedia Holy Willie’s Prayer) Robert Burns had gained his influences from the adversity he faced from the church of Ashier....   [tags: poetry, song writer, biography]
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Above Tintern Abbey and Intimations of Immortality by William Wordsworth - The poems, “Above Tintern Abbey” and “Intimations of Immortality written by the poet, William Wordsworth, pertain to a common theme of natural beauty. Relaying his history and inspirations within his works, Wordsworth reflects these events in each poem. The recurring theme of natural beauty is analogous to his experiences and travels. Wordsworth recognizes the connections nature enables humans to construct. The beauty of a “wild secluded scene” (Wordsworth, 1798, line 6) allows the mind to bypass clouded and obscured thinking accompanied with man made environments....   [tags: poetry, natural beauty]
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The Concept of Church, Faith, and Prayer in Catholicism - The Concept of Church, Faith, and Prayer in Catholicism There is no doubt that the fundamental idea of Church, faith, and prayer lived by the early Christian, needs to be rediscovered among many contemporary Christians. The conviction that the apostles had to preach the Gospel of Jesus certainly was aided by their idea of Church, faith, and prayer. In his book “Catholicism: A Journey to the Heat of the Faith”, Father Robert Barron tries to revive the idea of Catholicism that seems to weaken and lose its real sense....   [tags: Christianity ]
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The Crucial Conflict of Shakespeare's Macbeth: Appearance versus Reality - As the apex of William Shakespeare’s exceptional literary career, Macbeth exemplifies the utilization of literary devices to accent themes and ideas. Though set in the midst of an actual struggle in eleventh or twelfth century Scotland, this classic tale of envy, power, and corruption was written in the sixteenth century. Macbeth chronicles the degradation of Macbeth, his morals, and his conscience as the Scottish thane increases his power through murder and intimidation. Shakespeare highlights the irony of the actions of both Macbeth and other central characters throughout the play....   [tags: irony, parallels, intentions] 1244 words
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The Limits of Language in Heart of Darkness - The Limits of Language in Heart of Darkness From the very beginning of Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad traps us in a complex play of language, where eloquence is little more than a tool to obscure horrific moral shortcomings. Hazy, absurd descriptions, frame narratives, and a surreal sense of Saussurean structural linguistics create distance from an ever-elusive center, to show that language is incapable of adequately or directly revealing truth. Understanding instead occurs in the margins and along the edges of the narrative; the meaning of a story “is not inside like a kernel but outside, enveloping the tale which brought it out only as a glow brings out a haze” (105)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Joseph Conrad] 1414 words
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Character Transformation in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - There are far too many instances in the world in which situations, actions, or emotions lead us to be different people than who we truly are. There are many ways that one can become stressed or upset, and there are various different ways that one can go about dealing with it - ways that can cause one to lose friends, family, or even oneself. For instance, when I was young girl, my grandfather had begun to become very stressed due to problems at work, and he was beginning to ache all over his body....   [tags: Dimmesdale, Chillingworth]
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Analysis of Raphael´s Painting The School of Athens - The School of Athens (Figure 1) is a fresco painting–a painting done in sections in the fresh plaster–on one of the four walls of the room, the Stanza della Segnatura this room is designated as papal library in the Vatican palace. In this image Raphael represents pictorially the intellectual activity of philosophy. He chooses to represent philosophy by depicting a large number of philosophers in the midst of their activities. The fifty-eight figures who occupy the grandiose architectural space are depicted in the midst of their activity: they are questioning, arguing, demonstrating, reading, and writing....   [tags: greek, tradition, figures] 1805 words
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The Book of Zephaniah in the Hebrew Bible - Zephaniah 3:9-20 is a biblical passage in the Hebrew Bible that features many different interpretations and can be related to various other biblical passages and stories as well. There are numerous historical and cultural contexts within this passage and the literary genre and structure, as well as theology are themes that are prominent in these verses of Zephaniah. The language and imagery in this particular book of the Hebrew Bible are culturally specific and deeply imbedded in the traditions of the Near East....   [tags: old testament, minor prophets] 1265 words
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Well, is it ALIVE or ISN’T it? - Unless you’ve been a coma for the past couple of weeks, the Senate is in throes of confirming another Supreme Court nominee. It’s been all over the news. TV and Talk-radio pundits are in the midst of a major “issue-oriented” feeding frenzy. The nominee is Elena Kagan. And, as usual, the Lefties can’t say enough good about her, while the Righties can’t say enough bad about her. I’m not going to get into the nominee’s qualifications for the job. She meets all Constitutional and statutory mandates....   [tags: Politics] 1053 words
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The Silver Hero: Epic or Just Super? - The Silver Surfer narrative, while distinctly unique in its structure, depicts the Silver Surfer as an epic hero and, in doing so, also fits the more specific format of the literary epic. At times, the comic book series has the characteristics of both an allegorical tale and a morally edifying plot progression. The origin-story of the Silver Surfer expresses a distinct hierarchy of ethical values (Gabilliet 207), and lays the framework for the Surfer’s existence, placing him in a position to give direct social commentary on the human race....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin - The Mountain Between Us is “a page turning story of love and survival,” as the front cover says. “Both a tender and page-turning read, The Mountain Between Us will reaffirm your belief in the power of love to sustain us,” the cover goes on to say. I believe that this book is both appropriate for and suitable as 4U audience class-room reading material. Thematically, the book does well to show the power of love in the midst of struggle. Despite describing in great detail the adventure of a lifetime, this novel does well to prove true love exists....   [tags: power of love, true love, relationships]
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Film Analysis: Lantana directed by Ray Lawrence - ... Both patients seem to be causing Valerie an immense amount of stress, as she begins to question whether John is being faithful to her in the midst of their struggles. As the film progresses, Valerie begins behaving erratically due to her growing jealousy regarding the affair that she suspects John of being involved in. While driving home late one night, Valerie becomes stranded and calls John from a pay phone multiple times, but is never answered, and so she hitches a ride. Valerie never returns home....   [tags: jealousy and infidelity in relationships] 897 words
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Vindictive Virtue in "The Scarlet Letter" - The great American philosopher and more importantly the leader of the Transcendentalist movement Ralph Waldo Emerson once said advised society to “not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” In a sense, this philosophy was shared among the transcendentalists, as they all sought to search deep within themselves for spirituality, and a sense of individualism parting with the rational religious peoples of the previous century. Among these Nineteenth century rebels was Nathaniel Hawthorne, who conveyed his attitude in “The Scarlet Letter”, where young Hester Prynne must face a harsh society’s verdict in a personal affair that leaves Hester both scarred i...   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Literary Analysis] 781 words
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The Advancement of The Machine Gun - War has been a recurring part of America’s history for the past hundreds of years. From the 1700s to the present, America has gotten into numerous situations and turmoil, which eventually lead to the wars we currently study and know about today. Technological advancements in warfare were necessary and a great obligation during times of war. This was pursued with drastic improvement. From the transformation of the use of smoothbore muskets during the Civil War to the industrial revolution leading to weaponry innovations post civil war, the nature of warfare dramatically changed....   [tags: Warfare]
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Analysis of The Mountain Between Us - The Mountain Between Us is “a page turning story of love and survival,” as the front cover says. “Both a tender and page-turning read, The Mountain Between Us will reaffirm your belief in the power of love to sustain us,” the cover goes on to say. I believe that this book is both appropriate for and suitable as 4U audience class-room reading material. Thematically, the book does well to show the power of love in the midst of struggle. Despite describing in great detail the adventure of a lifetime, this novel does well to prove true love exists....   [tags: love, survival, literature, life lessons]
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Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder - There are people existing among us with a special trait or characteristic that makes them stand out above the masses. They are “heroes” in a sense, who perform great acts of sacrifice and promote hope when it seems that the last drop of faith has evaporated from one’s soul. These individuals remind us of saints who walked before us, healing and caring for the sick and destitute when no other man dared. Author, Tracy Kidder (2004), brings to the forefront the noble deeds of a modern day saint, Paul Farmer, through his writing in Mountains Beyond Mountains....   [tags: Mountains Beyond Mountains Essays]
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Old Testament: The Book of Ruth - Introduction The book of Ruth is one of the most beloved books in the Old Testament. The themes contained in Ruth include, but are not limited to the following: (1) the lineage of David is traced back to Boaz and Ruth (Ruth 4:17), (2) the tender love story between Ruth and Boaz, and (3) the faithfulness of Ruth towards Naomi (Ruth 1:13-18). As endearing as these themes and other might be, the primary theme in the book of Ruth is expressed in the Hebrew concept חֶסֶד (hesed). The חֶסֶד (hesed) of God expresses itself especially in the restoration of Naomi (לְמֵשִׁ֣יב נֶ֔פֶשׁ a restorer of life) through the union between Ruth and Boaz....   [tags: lineage of david, elimelech, god]
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The Lost Art of the Unfortunate - The Lost Art of the Unfortunate Introduction Art can be a vague subject. There are many different art movements, art forms, and art styles. What one finds pleasing, another may not. Some of the world’s population knows very little about art and the history of art, while others know all there is to know. But knowledge of any art work doesn’t mean one can’t interpret a piece in an intelligent way. Interpreting a piece of art comes of one’s thoughts and memories. One may find happiness in a dark, disturbing piece of art while another finds fear....   [tags: Art Movements, Styles, Techniques, Art]
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The Lost Art of the Unfortunate - The Lost Art of the Unfortunate Art can be a vague subject. There are many different art movements, art forms, and art styles. What one finds pleasing, another may not. One may deem a piece as “degenerate,” or vile, while others want the piece hanging in the living room where everyone can see. How people interpret art and their views on art can lead to terrible things being done. In the hellish moments of war, pieces may be looted from the homes of the ones being forced out. During the midst of the Holocaust, entire collections were looted from the Jewish as they were forcefully removed from their homes and into concentration camps....   [tags: jewish families, holocaust, horrific crimes]
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Awakening The Society From the Silence - Awakening the society from the silence There are a number of ways to create silence and noise today is the most common way to create silence. The sound of silence connotes a meaning of our inability to communicate with one another in the midst of our own voice in which it builds barriers that separate people from others. The key for better relationship in people, community, society and the world is to challenge and fight for decentralization of power that ultimately leads to silence of the public....   [tags: Creating a Song, Sounds, Music, Lyrics]
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The Soldier's Prayer by Michael Herr - ... Philip Caputo wrote, “It was the dawn of creation in the Indochina bush, an ethical as well as a geographical wilderness,” and that sense of emptiness provided ample space for the rejection of traditional religion and the creation of new interpretations, rituals, and practices that center on meaninglessness, brutality, and profanity. Profanity, brutality, and nihilism allowed soldiers to consciously separate the realm of combat and war from "the world," and specifically the sense of propriety and decorum associated with it....   [tags: religion in combat]
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Asian History: Who is Hu Jintao? - ... This one connection paved the way for numerous opportunities to climb the political party tree and also gain recognition from such accomplishments. Song Ping was a major influence of Hu, who taught him valuable political skills and provided him with training to equip him for future positions. Just as the Cultural Revolution had begun in 1964, Hu followed in the steps of his mentor Song Ping and joined the CCP. For the next ten years, Jintao would do simple construction work until being fully invested in 1974, when he became the Secretary of the Construction Department of Gansu....   [tags: china, song ping, cultural revolution] 1006 words
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