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Ramses the Great
In the Egyptian pyramids of Giza, Ramses the Great ruled as the greatest pharaoh of all times. Ramses the Great, also known as Ramses II, or just Ramses, was born in 1304 B.C., and was given the name the Justice of Ray is Powerful. He had the knowledge of the kingdom, and became the focus of the court at an early age. Ramses and his father spent most of their time together, and at age ten, Ramses became heir to the thrown. He took the thrown in the year of 1292 B.C. The pharaoh lived over all o...

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Seti I, Pharaoh, Ramesses II, Ramesses, Ramses II tank, Chariot, Kadesh, The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned, Red River
Communism - From Marx to Zemin
Communism has long been heralded in capitalist countries as the root of all evil. However, as with all phobias, this intrinsic fear of communism comes from a lack of knowledge rather than sound reasoning. It is that same fear that gave the world the Cold War and McCarthy\'s Red Scare. The purpose of this paper is neither to support communism over capitalism nor the reverse of that. Rather, it is to inform the reader of communism\'s migration through time and hopefully assist the regression of s...

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Marxist theorists, Communism, Communist states, Anti-capitalism, Far-left politics, Deng Xiaoping, Stalinism, Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Soviet Union, Leon Trotsky
India's Nuclear Weapons
India\'s Nuclear Weapons This event is in the news because a country violated a law that the entire world agreed on not doing anymore. India have always wanted to become nuclear, and their wish came true. They accepted their consequences of being nuclear, but they are happy. It\'s neighboring country Pakistan and India have had two wars, and always competed to be the best, and so far India is winning, because India have about 65 warheads and Pakistan have about 25 warheads. India have also decla...

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Nuclear weapons testing, Nuclear power, Nuclear proliferation, Anti-nuclear movement
The Story of Noah's Ark
The Story of Noah\'s Ark In Judeo-Christian mythology, one of the best recognized stories from the Old Testament is the story of Noah and the Ark, and how they survived God\'s great flood. This story is a common one throughout many mid-east cultures, both past and present. The most notable of these is in the ancient Mesopotamian mythology, with the story of Utnapishtim and his story of survival of the gods wrath. Though both are telling what is assumed to be a tale of the same event, there are m...

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Flood myths, Religion, Mesopotamian mythology, Ancient Near East, Mythology, Abrahamic mythology, Epic of Gilgamesh, Comparative mythology, Utnapishtim, Noah's Ark, Noah, Enlil
Women and Sexism
"We [women] are, as a sex, infinitely superior to men." Elizabeth Stanton (prominent woman suffragist) - (excerpted from One Woman, One Vote by Wheeler, pg. 58) "Frailty, thy name is woman." William Shakespeare - (excerpted from Hamlet, Act I, scene 2) This quote made by Stanton in 1890 shows many of the feministic beliefs held by the women of today. And the quote made by Shakespeare holds many of the same thoughts shared by men. The battle of the sexes is prevalent everywhere and is applicable...

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Sexism, Discrimination, Gender equality, Prejudices, Chauvinism, Hipster sexism, Everyday Sexism Project
John F. Kennedy - A thousand days
John F. Kennedy was destined to be president of the United States. He would rather mold history than let history mold itself. John Kennedy was born in Brookline, MA in 1917. His mother was Irish and his father was a graduate of Harvard University and had entered the business world. After their arrival as immigrants, John\'s grandparents entered politics. John had attended four different schools before attending Harvard. He first attended Dexter School in Brookline where he played football. He w...

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Kennedy family, United States, Bouvier family, Massachusetts, Progressivism in the United States, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.
Brazil
The name Brazil comes from Pau Brasil. There are around 145 million people living in Brazil, most of them near the coast. The population is growing rapidly and half of all Brazilians are under the age of 20. By the end of the century, it is estimated that Brazil\'s population will have reached 180 million. Brazil borders on ten other Latin American countries. Most of the northern part of Brazil is low-lying and veined by the mighty Amazon River and its tributaries. The Amazon is the largest riv...

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Ethnic groups in Brazil, International relations, Americas, Chivalry, Brazil, So Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Demographics of Brazil, German Brazilians
Night
In reading, Night by Elie Wiesel and A Man\'s Search For Meaning by , many stories of the torturous life in the concentration camps during the second world war. In each book, the reader gets a different point of view from each book because in Night, you get to read about a teenager\'s view and in the book, A Man\'s Search For Meaning, you get to read about a middle aged man\'s view. In the book, Night, Elie, his family and his community go through a system of indoctrination which in each step i...

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The Holocaust, Logotherapy, Holocaust literature, Human rights abuses, Night, Kapo, Auschwitz concentration camp, Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, Elie Wiesel, Schutzstaffel
The Lady With The Pet Dog
In reading the short story The Lady With The Pet Dog by Anton Chekhov and A Respectable Woman by Kate Chopin one can see key similarities of the two works. The short story by Anton Checkov deals with a man and a woman who are both married but regardless of this fact they fall in love with each other and have a secret affair. The short story by Kate Chopin deals with a married woman who is tempted to have an affair with one of her husbands friends, but she resist unlike the characters in The Lad...

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The Lady with the Dog
To Kill a Mockingbird
Miss Harper Lee has chosen Scout as a first person narrator in this story. This narrative technique has many strengths and some weaknesses. Scout is a bright, sensitive and intelligent little girl. For all her intelligence, she is still a child and does not always fully understand the implications of the events she reports. This is sometimes amusing, as the time she thinks Miss Maudie\'s loud voice scares Miss Stephanie. Scout does her best to inform us of the happenings at the Tom Robinson tri...

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To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch, Harper Lee, Mockingbird, Atticus, Boo, Scout, To Kill a Mockingbird in popular culture, Go Set a Watchman
Evolution
Like the biblical hero Adam, a single cell let part of it\'s body become another being, now one of a pair. Like the heroin Eve this duplicate created more of it\'s species. These multiplying cells joined together into a legacy long in running. The history of our evolution is dark, we fumble for answers yet still need more light to unlock the mysteries beneath. One must remember that when speaking of the theory of evolution one is not only referring to humans but to other species of the kingdom...

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Human evolution, Biological evolution, Apes, Recent African origin of modern humans, Anthropology, Evolution, Homo erectus, Homo sapiens, Survival of the fittest, Human, Homo, Anatomically modern human
Manet - Still Life
"Clarity, Condour, urbanity and virtous ability to handle paint-such are the qualities which first strike us in Manet\'s art". A quote by John Richardson still life grapes and figs 1864 Frank Jay Gould collection. Cannes- "The dark rich tones of this painting carry in them the strong popular Spanish influence the light hitting the fruit from the left creates a startling and brilliant luminosity." Said also by John Richardson Before we attempt to anaylse the meaning of what\'s within Edouard Man...

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Nude art, French intervention in Mexico, douard Manet, Still life, Self-Portrait with Palette, Le Djeuner sur lherbe
Willow
She was born with the mark on her arm, the mark of the one who would cause the downfall of queen Bavmorda and end her evil rain. The legend told her that the prophecy was the queens grates fear and now it was about to some true. Willow Ufgood had always wanted to be a magician. to be wise and respected in his community. His dreams were about to become true. All of these things you will read in my report. The main charters of this book are: Willow ufgood- a nelwyn that wishes to be a magician th...

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Willow, Films
Importance of Sex Education
"HIGH SCHOOLS MUST PROVIDE YOUNG PEOPLE WITH ADEQUATE SEX EDUCATION BECAUSE IGNORANCE CAN BE HARMFUL" The largest gulf of understanding still remains between the parents and the youth especially in the area of sexuality. Sex is a natural part of life, and when questions arise, they can be discussed in a matured way without condoning certain behavior. Relying to that, we realize that sex education is important to be inserted in a person\'s life. Therefore, sex education in high schools is very n...

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Human sexuality, Sexual reproduction, Personal life, Prevention of HIV/AIDS, Midwifery, Sex education, Fertility, Sexuality and society, Sexual intercourse, Safe sex, Premarital sex, Teenage pregnancy
Henry Ford
Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863 to William and Mary Ford. He was the first of six children. He grew up in a rich farming household in Dearborn, Michigan. He enjoyed a typical childhood, spending his days in a one-room schoolhouse and doing farm chores. Ever since he was young, he showed an interest for the mechanical aspect of things, and how they worked and functioned. He used to take things apart and put them back together to get an idea of the inner workings of basic mechanical tools (N...

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Culture of Detroit, Michigan, Ford Motor Company, Antisemitism in the United States, Henry Ford, Propagandists, Ford Model T, Assembly line, Ford, Willow Run, Dearborn, Michigan, Ford of Britain, Ford Germany
Frost's Mending Wall vs. Floyd's The Wall
Frost\'s "Mending Wall" vs. Floyd\'s "The Wall" From Robert Frost\'s Mending Wall to Pink Floyd\'s Another Brick in the Wall, humankind erects and maintains real and symbolic barriers to protect and defend opposing stances, beliefs and territories. Although each "wall" is different they serve the same purpose and both Frost and Floyd oppose them. Robert Frost\'s Mending Wall is a very popular poem. This poem consists of two characters: the narrator and his neighbor. In this poem the two neighbor...

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Mental illness in fiction, Mending Wall, Harvest Records artists, Wall, Pink Floyd, Robert Frost, Fence, Gone
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"An Indignant Generation." With all its disruptions and rage, the idea of black revolution was something many white Americans could at least comprehend, if not agree with. When rebellion seized their own children, however they were almost completely at a loss. A product of the posts war "Baby Boom," nurtured in affluence and concentrated in increasing numbers on college and university campuses. It was a generation marked by an unusual degree of political awareness and cultural alienation. Some...

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Vietnam War, Joint warfare in South Vietnam, 196369, South Vietnam, Vietnamization, Viet Cong, Richard Nixon, William Westmoreland, Ngo Dinh Diem, Hippie, Hearts and Minds, Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support
Human Evolution
Evolution is the complexity of processes by which living organisms established on earth and have been expanded and modified through theorized changes in form and function. Human evolution is the biological and cultural development of the species Homo sapiens sapiens, or human beings. Humans evolved from apes because of their similarities. This can be shown in the evidence that humans had a decrease in the size of the face and teeth that evolved. Early humans are classified in ten different type...

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Human evolution, Apes, Humans, Transitional fossils, Anthropology, Homininae, Australopithecus, Homo habilis, Homo, Paranthropus, Hominidae, Australopithecine
Networking
There are many kinds of networks, however this paper will be about networking computers. As we move further and further into the paperless society, the need for people to be connected and able to exchange data just as fast as they could by handing a paper to someone increases. This can be accomplished by having a group of computers connected by a network, so that as soon as data is entered into one computer, it can be immediately accessed by someone else on a connected computer, no matter how f...

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Computer, Computing, Computer network security, Computer security, Personal computer
The Second Coming Vs. Things Fall Apart
The book Things Fall Apart , by Chinua Achebe , is very similar to the poem , "The Second Coming" by William Butler Yeats. A comparison of "The Second Coming" to Things Fall Apart will show many corresponding aspects between both of these literary masterpieces. Seeing the line "Things fall apart" in the poem , Achebe makes an outstanding association. At this point in time he says to himself, "I should name my book Things Fall Apart , It will show the main idea of the book." One of the many coin...

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African Writers Series, Postcolonial literature, Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Okonkwo, The Second Coming, W. B. Yeats, Achebe, Oya, Second Coming, No Longer at Ease
Of Mice and Men
The book that I have read that has really stayed with me is Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. I really enjoyed reading it which is unusual because I usually don\'t enjoy reading to much. There was something about George and Lennie\'s friendship that really made me think. Seeing how they were and how they shared life was really interesting. George didn\'t have to bother with Lennie, he could have abandoned him and gone on his own way. But he did not do that, he stayed with Lennie watching over...

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English-language films, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men in popular culture, The Partners
From Oppressed Slaves to Champion Soldiers
This is just a small example of the doubt and hatred that was bestowed on the African American soldiers. However, during the war, they proved themselves to be brave and courageous men on and off the battlefield on many occasions. Despite deep prejudices and harsh criticisms from the white society, these men were true champions of patriotism. The cause of the Civil War was tension between the North and the South. The sectional division between the areas began in colonial times, largely resulting...

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Slavery in the United States, Bleeding Kansas, Slavery, Missouri in the American Civil War, Federalism in the United States, Origins of the American Civil War, Abolitionism, Dred Scott v. Sandford, American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, Compromise, Slave and free states
Power in Macbeth
There are many different types of power which a person may have. Some of the time, however, the person in that power is not the best person to be in that power. This is especially true in William Shakespeare\'s Macbeth. Throughout the course of the play, the Three Witches and Lady Macbeth are the people with the most power over Macbeth\'s life. The more power that a person has, the more corrupt they become. Many different people in Macbeth have power, and there are different ways to be powerful...

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Characters in Macbeth, English-language films, British films, Regicides, House of Moray, Macbeth, Three Witches, Gruoch of Scotland, Duncan I of Scotland, Banquo, Macduff
Glass Menagerie: Relationship Between Jim and Laur
a In high school, Jim was basically your all around nice guy. He was friendly to everyone, and an example of this is that he called Laura "Blue Roses". He was being friendly when he nicknamed her that, but otherwise they didn\'t really talk to each other. That was basically under the only circumstances that they actually talked. The only reason that Jim asked Laura what was the matter in the first place, was because she was out of school for a long time and he was just a little concerned like an...

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The Glass Menagerie, Erin Hannon
Shakespeare's Development Of Power in Macbeth
Shakespeare\'s Development Of Power in Macbeth Macbeth is a very power greedy person. It is not necessarily his own doing that he is such a ruthless person. It all started (Macbeth being power greedy) with the Three Witches predictions: "All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, thane of Glamis!/ All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, thane of/ Cawdor!/ All hail, Macbeth! That shalt be king hereafter." (1.3.50-54) As soon as Macbeth learned of his future, he began to scheme on just exactly how he would fulfill...

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Characters in Macbeth, English-language films, British films, Regicides, House of Moray, Macbeth, Banquo, Macduff, Three Witches, Malcolm, Glamis, Gruoch of Scotland
Glass Menagerie Commentary
First of all, I liked the way that The Glass Menagerie was not specifically dated. What I mean by this, is even though the play was written in the forties, today we (people in general), can still relate to some of the issues in it. Like take for example the disability issue. Laura was so self conscious of her disability, but in reality, people did not really even notice. This is how society in general treats people with disabilities today - the same as everyone else. I also liked the developmen...

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English-language films, Film, Cinema of the United States, Literature, The Glass Menagerie, Laura, Disability
Brave New World
Imagine what the world would be like if we were all "under the iron curtain." In his foreword to the novel Brave New World, Aldous Huxley envisioned this statement when he wrote: "To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda...." Thus, through hypnopaedic teaching (brainwashing), mandatory attendance to community gatherings, and allusions to prominent political dictators, Huxley bitterly satirized totalitarian propaganda and politica...

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Authoritarianism, Political systems, Social science fiction, Huxley family, Brave New World, Genetic engineering in fiction, Totalitarianism, Aldous Huxley, We, Dystopia, Utopian and dystopian fiction, Fascism
Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers
Pages 3-82 In the beginning, Lovey and her best friend, Jerry, are watching the Shirley Temple movie before they go to church. They never get to see the end because they have to go and leave. They make up the endings and cry in the middle of the pastor\'s sermon. On Lovey\'s birthday, Jerry would make her a gift certificate from the toy store for $500. Lovey is very embarrassed to be speaking pidgin English. She doesn\'t tell anyone, not even Jerry, how she is ashamed of how she talks, looks, o...

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Hawaiian literature, Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers, Gilligan's Wake
Doctor Dolittle
My book report is on Doctor Dolittle. The author of this book is Hugh Lofting. Doctor Dolittle talks to the animals and is also kind of like a veterinarian. He knows most of the animal languages. He really calls himself a naturalist which studies plants and animals. He lives in Puddleby, England. He has an assistant named Stubbins. Doctor Dolittle wants to learn the language of the shellfish because they are one of the oldest animals on earth. He thinks that they can tell him secrets of the pas...

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Doctor Dolittle, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, Hugh Lofting, Doctor Dolittle's Return, Doctor Dolittle's Circus
Georgia
The state of Georgia has a total area of 152,750 sq km (58,977 sq mi), including 2618 sq km (1011 sq mi) of inland water and 122 sq km (47 sq mi) of coastal waters over which the state has jurisdiction. The state is the 24th largest in the country and has the largest land area of any state east of the Mississippi River. Georgia has a top range north to south of 515 km (320 mi) and east to west of 441 km (274 mi). The mean elevation is about 180 m (about 600 ft). Georgia occupies parts of six na...

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Geography of Georgia U.S. state), Agriculture, Crops, Geography of the United States, Macon, Georgia metropolitan area, Georgia, Boll weevil, Cotton, Okefenokee Swamp, Plantation, Sharecropping, Southern United States
Victorian England
The Victorian era, from the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837 until her death in 1901, was an era of several unsettling social developments that forced writers more than ever before to take positions on the immediate issues animating the rest of society. Thus, although romantic forms of expression in poetry and prose continued to dominate English literature throughout much of the century, the attention of many writers was directed, sometimes passionately, to such issues as the growth of Engl...

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Literary genres, Fiction, English literature, Victorian literature, Charles Dickens, Literary realism, Our Mutual Friend, Thomas Hardy, Romanticism, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Carlyle, Pessimism
Metamorphosis Response
Gregor had alienated himself long before his metamorphosis into a beetle. His obsession with his job had dehumanized him, made him less personal and more mechanical. While on business trips, he began to lock his doors at night in the hotels. He carried this action back to his homelife. His family did not know him anymore partially because they took him for granted for making their money for them and partially because that was simply how he wanted in to be. Gregor\'s metamorphosis into a beetle...

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Absurdist fiction, Modernist literature, Novellas, The Metamorphosis, The Underland Chronicles, Vorkosigan Saga
Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria was born in 1819 and she died in 1901. She was queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1837-1901) and empress of India (1876-1901). Queen Victoria was born Alexandrina Victoria on May 24, 1819, in Kensington Palace, London. Victoria\'s mother was Victoria Mary Louisa, daughter of the duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. Her father was Edward Augustus, duke of Kent and Strathern, the fourth son of George III and youngest brother of George IV and William IV, they were ki...

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Knights of the Garter, Fellows of the Royal Society, Great Masters of the Order of the Bath, Knights of the Thistle, House of Hanover, Queen Victoria, Benjamin Disraeli, Albert, Prince Consort, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Edward VII, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, William IV of the United Kingdom
Walter Whitman
Through the history of the United States there have been a countless numbers of poets. With them came an equal number of writing styles. Certainly one of the most unique poets to write life\'s story through his own view of the world and with the ambition to do it was Walter Whitman. Greatly criticized by many readers of his work, Whitman was not a man to be deterred. Soon he would show the world that he had a voice, and that it spoke with a poet\'s words. Afoot and lighthearted I take to the op...

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Brooklyn Eagle, Mystics, Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, Song of Myself, Calamus, Song of the Open Road, Whitman, The Poet, When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd, Franklin Evans
Making Sense of the Sixties
Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the issues being confronted today. The \'60s was a decade of social and political upheaval. In spite of all the turmoil, there were some positive results: the civil rights revolution, John F. Kennedy\'s bold vision of a new frontier, and the breathtaking advances in space, helped bring about progress and prosperity. However, much was negative: student and anti-war protest movements, political assassinations, and ghetto riots excited...

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Counterculture of the 1960s, Hippie, African-American Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr., Civil rights movements, Black Power, Baby boomers, Civil and political rights, Etymology of hippie, I Have a Dream
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Love is one of the most powerful forces in the world, and one of the most difficult to describe. It is one of those emotions that words do not seem to justify a person may feel it, but may not be able to explain it. However, that does not mean that people do not know that love is out there. Many people believe that everyone has one true love somewhere in the world, and spend their lives searching for that person. Love is not difficult to find though. It exists in many forms, including love betw...

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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, English-language films, Fried Green Tomatoes
French Literature in the Age of Reason
The Age of Reason, or the Enlightenment, was a period in France during the 1700\'s following the classical age. Within this time, philosophers placed the emphasis on reason as the best method for learning. It explored issues in education, law philosophy, and politics. It attacked tyranny, social injustice, superstition, and ignorance. This time produced advances in such areas as anatomy, astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. These were the ideals taken up for both the American and Fre...

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Philosophy, French people, Religion, Philosophes, Age of Enlightenment, Deists, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Romanticism, Voltaire, Denis Diderot, French literature, Pierre de Marivaux
Ancient Roman Architecture
The ancient Romans are famous for many things. One thing is their adaptation and development of architecture. From the Etruscans and early tribes the Romans found most of their basic architectural skills. From the Greeks some components of Roman architecture were adapted. Which gives some early Roman architecture some characteristics of oriental architecture because of Greek contact with the Orient. The heart of Roman architecture was the Roman forum, which was really being constructed under th...

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Ancient Roman architecture, Julio-Claudian dynasty, Cleopatra, Ancient Roman religion, Augustus, Ancient Rome, Julius Caesar, Roman Forum, Forum of Caesar, Roman temple, Rome, Hellenistic period
Bruce Dawe's Poetry
Bruce Dawe\'s Poetry Discuss 2 of Dawe\'s poems which illustrates his belief that ordinary things in life are a good subject for poetry. Bruce Dawe poems illustrate his version of "ordinary". The poems I have studied of his work have been about life and how people deal with everyday living. Such poems as Drifters and Homosuburbiensis are good examples of how Dawe captures the meaning of "ordinary". Drifters is about a family who move from place to place, as the father needs to move by the demand...

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Bruce Dawe, Dawe, Literature, Australia, Poetry
Billy Budd
Main CharactersBilly Budd- He is a bright-eyed, twenty-one year old forewoman of the British Fleet. An orphan, he is tall, athletic, friendly, innocent, and helpful. He is a loyal friend, and a fierce fighter. All the officers like him except for Claggart. Claggart- The Master-at-Arms that is envious and jealous of Billy Budd. He is out to make Billy\'s life miserable and is the cause of Billy Budd\'s execution. Captain Vere- The Honorable Edward Fairfax Vere is a bachelor of about forty. He ha...

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Billy Budd, Herman Melville, Operas, English-language films, Master-at-arms, Billy the Puppet
Gun Control
I think your gun control views are the views of some-one that does not hunt, probably has never hunted, and maybe has never target practiced with a gun. I am 19 and have had a great fascination my whole life with firearms. I really enjoy hunting and target practice. In the great rush to prohibit firearms from "bad" people (felons), MY rights will be trampled on if any more gun control is passed on a federal or state level. I do not want to give up my right to own an ak-47 because some dumb-ass...

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Firearms, Gun politics in the United States, Gun control, Politics
The Renaissance
In the 1400\'s, the feudal system became weak and national governments became stronger. People put more emphasis on humanism than on the church. This period was called the Renaissance. I believe that this period led directly to the Age of Exploration. During this time, technology became more advanced. Martin Luther started the Reformation against the Catholic church. As the effect of the Reformation, a middle class emerged making it possible for people to travel more. During the Renaissance, te...

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Medieval philosophy, Renaissance, Astrolabe, Protestant Reformation, Christendom, Late Middle Ages
Mernissi
Mernissi makes the claim that "Any man who believes that a Muslim woman who fights for her dignity and right to citizenship excludes herself necessarily from the umma...is a man who misunderstands his own religious heritage, his own cultural identity" (Mernissi viii). She goes about supporting this claim by delving into the very detailed documentation of Islam history. She attributes misogyny in the past and present Muslim culture to the male elite. She gives many examples of how Muhammad and I...

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First Fitna, Sahabah, Arab Muslims, Quraish, The Fourteen Infallibles, Hadith, Battle of the Camel, Women in Islam, Abu Hurairah, Islam, Dua, Muhammad
Earth 2 Puzzle
Plot A. The main idea of this story is for the colonists that landed on the new earth to get out of the terrian\'s (an alien life that lives on the planet) underground city, that was thought to be built a long time ago. 1. One event that is really important to the plot of the story was, the colonists were wondering in the dessert for days. They were running out of water, their best bet was to follow their tracers to the nearest body of water. An underground city was the closest thing to having...

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Colonist, Earth 2, Creatures, Planets in fiction, Tau Ceti in fiction, Mars in fiction, Remnant Population
Hockey is Life
He was the last pick for the Milford Flyers. His tryout was inept and poorly executed. This is what he always wanted, what he worked for, what he dreamt about. He felt like a dolt for playing so horribly in a game he loved. Hockey was his life, and it almost ended with the shame of not playing again. He promised himself that he would never let that happen again. He was full of gratitude for being picked but apprehensive of what the other teammates thought of him. His mind was in perpetual thoug...

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Fiction, Ice hockey rules, Sports, Hockey puck, Sports equipment, Goal, Puck, Hockey
Ethan Frome's Selflessness and Affects of his Resp
Ethan Frome\'s Selflessness and Affects of his Responsibilities Ethan Frome is the main character of Edith Wharton\'s tragic novel. Ethan lives the bitterness of his youth\'s lost opportunities, and dissatisfaction with his joyless life and empty marriage. Throughout the story Ethan is trapped by social limits and obligations to his wife. He lives an unhappy life with many responsibilities and little freedom. Ethan Frome studied science in college for a year and probably would have succeeded as...

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Ethan Frome, Zeena, Ethan
Anthem
In the novel Anthem, Ayn Rand writes about the future dark ages. Anthem takes place in city of a technologically backwards totalitarian society, where mankind is born in the home of the infants and dies in the home of the useless. Just imagine, being born in to a life of slavery having no freedom, no way self expression, no ego. The city represented slavery. When in the city, Equality had been guilty of many transgressions. He was not like his brothers, he was different he was smarter, healthie...

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Fiction, Literature, Philosophy, Libertarian theory, Anthem, Egalitarianism, Social inequality, Social equality, Rights, Liberty, Natural and legal rights, We
Technology
"Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other." Although written long ago these words by, Ralph Waldo Emerson still hold true today. Everyday in society people are making improvements, however, but these improvements also have equal drawbacks. Today we are using cutting edge technology to improve every aspect of our daily lives. For instance in today\'s society the fields of Communication and Medicine are constantly advancing yet they both create significant l...

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Lecturers, Emerson, Technology, Communication, Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Story Behind the Nazi Gold
Nazi Gold: Hard currency looted from treasuries of countries occupied by the Axis powers during World War II. Ingots consisting of gold melted down from the teeth of murder victims and weddings bands and jewelry. About two thirds of an estimated $660 million ($7.8 billion in today\'s dollars) in stolen Nazi gold passed through Switzerland during the war. And like any sharp businessmen with hot goods, the Swiss disposed of much of their gold quickly - through Portugal mainly, but also to Sweden,...

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Aftermath of World War II, Swiss law, Gold, Economy of Nazi Germany, Nazi gold, Banking in Switzerland, Switzerland during the World Wars, Reichsbank, World Jewish Congress lawsuit against Swiss banks, Bergier commission
Character Analysis of Siddhartha
Siddhartha had one single goal - to become empty, to become empty of thirst, desire, dreams, pleasure and sorrow - to let the Self die. No longer to be Self, to experience the peace of an emptied heart, to experience pure thought - that was his goal. When all the Self was conquered and dead, when all passions and desires were silent, then the last must awaken, the innermost of Being that is no longer Self - the great secret (14) Siddhartha, according to his actions, was constantly in search for...

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Indian religions, Buddhism, Religion, Allegory, Siddhartha, Arahants, Gautama Buddha, Buddha, Hermann Hesse, ramaa, Channa, Kaundinya