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Sociology portfolio
Sociology portfolio
sociology portfolio What is Sociology? Sociology is the systematic study of human society. Peter Berger said in his book Invitation to Sociology that Sociological perspectives involves seeing the general in the particular, seeing the strange in the familiar and individuality in social context. Seeing the general in the particular is how sociologists look at the patterns of life in people\'s behaviour. Seeing the strange in the familiar is recognizing the impact society has on our lives. Individu
Beloved
Beloved
Beloved Beloved is a novel set in Ohio during 1873, several years after the Civil War. The book centers on characters that struggle to keep their painful recollections of the past at bay. The whole story revolves around issues of race, gender, family relationships and the supernatural, covering two generations and three decades up to the 19th century. Concentrating on events arising from the Fugitive Slave Act of 1856, it describes the consequences of an escape from slavery for Sethe, her childr
Oedipus Tyrannus
Oedipus Tyrannus
Oedipus Tyrannus Oedipus Tyrannus is basically is a story of a man\'s discovery through persistent inquiry that he is guilty of unwitting parricide and incest, and his horrified reaction to that discovery. In Oedipus the King, Oedipus king of Thebes unknownly killed his biological father and married his mother. On this Ancient myth, the playwright Sophocles weaves a complex story that can be interpreted on many different levels of intellectual thinking. This play, since the time it was stage
OEDIPUS
OEDIPUS
OEDIPUS Enjoying Oedipus the King , by Sophocles Ed Friedlander MD [email protected] http://www.pathguy.com/oedipus.htm#predestination 2. Predestination Long before we got civilized , ancient Europeans (Greeks, Vikings, others) were already talking about predestination . If something was going to happen, it would happen and there was nothing you could do about it. Why would anybody talk like this? 1. Ancient people may have been impressed (or wanted to be impressed) by the fulfillment of prophecies.
The Rime Of The Ancient Marine
The Rime Of The Ancient Marine
The Rime Of The Ancient Marine Supernatural vs. Symbolism A detailed comparison The restrained balance valued in 18th century culture was abandoned in favor of emotional intensity, often taken to extremes of raptures, and nostalgia. The creative imagination occupied the center of Romantic views, which differed from the Victorian emphasis on politics and the orderly, logical and aesthetically consistent implications on daily 18th and 19th century life. Romantics often remain bias on cultural dive
Toni Morrison: The bluest eye and Sula
Toni Morrison: The bluest eye and Sula
Toni Morrison: The bluest eye and Sula African- American folklore is arguably the basis for most African- American literature. In a country where as late as the 1860\'s there were laws prohibiting the teaching of slaves, it was necessary for the oral tradition to carry the values the group considered significant. Transition by the word of mouth took the place of pamphlets, poems, and novels. Themes such as the quest for freedom, the nature of evil, and the powerful verses the powerless became th
Beer: The Production History and Consumption Of Be
Beer: The Production History and Consumption Of Be
Beer: The Production History and Consumption Of Beer The first and most important step in brewing is cleanliness. Brewing is ninety percent janitorial, said Frederick Bowman, founder of Portland Brewing. (Bowman) The first step in the actual brewing process is malting. Malting is what is done to the barley to prepare it for brewing. The steps of the malting process release the starches that are contained in the barley, while minimizing haze and off-flavors. Grain is allowed to soak in 60° F. w
Their Eyes Were Watching God Research Paper
Their Eyes Were Watching God Research Paper
Their Eyes Were Watching God Research Paper Zora Neale Hurston\'s Their Eyes Were Watching God Research Paper I am Me, My Eyes Toward God Mark Evans Zora Neale Hurston an early twentieth century Afro-American feminist author, was raised in a predominately black community which gave her an unique perspective on race relations, evident in her novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Hurston drew on her on experiences as a feminist Afro-American female to create a story about the magical transforma
Causes of The Salem Witch Craft Trials
Causes of The Salem Witch Craft Trials
Causes of The Salem Witch Craft Trials Witchcraft, Insanity, and the Ten Signs of Decay Since there never was a spurned lover stirring things up in Salem Village, and there is no evidence from the time that Tituba practiced Caribbean black magic, yet these trials and executions actually still took place, how can you explain why they occurred? The Salem Witchcraft Trials began not as an act of revenge against an ex-lover, as they did in The Crucible, but as series of seemingly unlinked, complex e
Epic vs. Modern Heroes
Epic vs. Modern Heroes
Epic vs. Modern Heroes While “Have at thee!” the Arthurian battle cry from Monty Python’s Search for the Holy Grail, is a far a-hem cry from the modern day hero’s, the essence remains the same. Many aspects of culture have been wholly altered, but society’s quest for a hero has remained. Each people of the ancient times had a matchless idol that was unto his self the embodiment of cultural perfection. In more recent eras, where societies vary exceedingly, people have relied on scores of heroes.
Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall... Which is the Scarie
Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall... Which is the Scarie
Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall... Which is the Scariest of Them All? “In children you should never let such angry passions rise; their little hands were never made to tear each other’s eyes.” Isaac Watts The fairytale is often an entertaining story of miraculous and supernatural happenings. Its purpose is to galvanize the depths of our minds in such a way as to make us a part of the landscape, bound only by the limits of our own imaginations. However, it is this very ‘free-for-all’ fantasy land tha
Themes in the Tempest
Themes in the Tempest
Themes in the Tempest There are so many different themes and issues in the play The Tempest by William Shakespeare, that it is difficult to define which is useful and which is not. To explore this concept, it would be prudent to look at 4 themes and issues in the play. The theme of forgiveness is seen in act four scene one almost immediately with the words of Prospero to Ferdinand If I have too austerely punish\'d you,/ your compensation makes amends (4.1.1). It is also far from Prospero\'s in
The theatrical works of 5C Athens represent a very
The theatrical works of 5C Athens represent a very
The theatrical works of 5C Athens represent a very significant advance on Homer’s Iliad. Discuss. It is difficult to compare the works of Aristophanes and Homer, and make a decision as to whether or not Aristophanes’ plays are more advanced than Homer’s writing, as they serve a different purpose and are told conpletely differently. Aristophanes’s stories are meant to be performed in the form of a play. Homer’s Iliad is an epic, and through his language the reader can only picture the scene. They
Biblical Smbolism in Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Biblical Smbolism in Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Biblical Smbolism in Rime of the Ancient Mariner by: Chris N. Samuel Taylor Coleridge\'s poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, written in 1797, has been widely discussed throughout literary history. In this story, the Mariner and his crew travel around the world and then back to England. Although critics have come up with many different interpretations of this poem, one idea that has remained prevalent throughout these discussions is the apparent religious symbolism present throughout this s
Pandeism: Gaeia Theory, Universal
Pandeism: Gaeia Theory, Universal
Pandeism: Gaeia Theory, Universal Pandeism: Gaeia Theory, Universal B.D. When astronomer Carl Sagan was asked to quantify his belief in God, he would issue a predetermined clever response: “If you define ‘God’ as the sum of all the forces in the Universe, then, yes I do.” This was a response tailored to leave the critics of atheism and agnosticism sitting in a stunned and queried silence, trying to figure out exactly what the good Dr. Sagan meant, and whether it fit into either what they expecte
Field of Dreams
Field of Dreams
Field of Dreams Was Ray Kinsella a triumphant hero who dared to live his dreams, or merely an insane lunatic who blindly followed voices that could only be heard within the confines of his mind? Although either of these theories could be argued successfully, the idea that this intrepid man was indeed a hero is supported by a list of characteristics that generally indicate a classical hero. In the movie, Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella was introduced to the viewers as an ordinary man, living an ord
The Trials And Tribulations On Charles Dickens
The Trials And Tribulations On Charles Dickens
The Trials And Tribulations On Charles Dickens It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period was so. (Bibli
Holy Year of Jubilee
Holy Year of Jubilee
Holy Year of Jubilee Holy Year of Jubilee The ultimate derivation of the word jubilee is disputed, but it is most probable that the Hebrew word jobel, to which it is traced, meant a ram\'s horn , and that from this instrument, used in proclaiming the celebration, a certain idea of rejoicing was derived. Further, passing through the Greek iobelaios, or iobelos, the word became confused with the Latin jubilo, which means to shout , and has given us the forms jubilatio and jubilaeum, now adopted in
HIDDEN THREADS
HIDDEN THREADS
HIDDEN THREADS There was a time, not long ago, when the evangelical commu-nity had considerable consensus on lifestyle questions and socialissues. We generally agreed on what we should eat and drink and how we might spend our weekends. There was little debate over definitions of vulgarity or morality, and questions of fashion were rarely a matter for discussion. In those days, everyone knew how a family should be raised, and aberrations such as divorce and abortion were simply that: problems fou
Stephen King unwitting screenwriter
Stephen King unwitting screenwriter
Stephen King unwitting screenwriter Place Title Here Movies are becoming more and more popular with new special effects and stories that are intriguing and gripping. Movies now have lasting effects on viewers, since the stories are becoming more involved and more in depth. Screenwriters are constantly trying to create better screenplays to have made into motion pictures, yet there are thousands, if not millions, of screenwriters out there trying to earn a wage. The Writers Guild of America rep
Stephen King - Film Elements
Stephen King - Film Elements
Stephen King - Film Elements Movies are becoming more and more popular with new special effects and stories that are intriguing and gripping. Movies now have lasting effects on viewers, like books do, since the stories are becoming more involved and more in depth. Screenwriters are constantly trying to put forth better screenplays to transfer into motion pictures, but out of the millions of screenwriters it can be tough to get into the movie business. The Writer\'s Guild of America reports that
The Politics of Humor
The Politics of Humor
The Politics of Humor THE POLITICS OF COMEDY Is this thing on? In efforts to promote voter education, laughter is perhaps the best strategery. Comedy and tragedy prove one in the same, as the saying goes. The variability of the twosome, however, substantiates rather inconsistently in politics, an arena overflowing with participants who take themselves too seriously. And where a potential candidate attempts to utilize comic relief, one often discovers the result to be rather tragic. In lieu of th
Mary Shelleys Frankenstein
Mary Shelleys Frankenstein
Mary Shelleys Frankenstein BIRTH AND CREATION: One of the main issues in the novel, and also in Victor Frankenstein\'s mind. One of the reasons for creating his monster, Frankenstein was challenging nature\'s law of creation. That is, to create a being, male sperm and female egg must be united etc.. He was also fraught with the mystery of death and the life cycle. He created something in defiance of our understanding of birth and creation. However the similarity of Frankenstein\'s creation and a
Religion and Spirituality in Native American Cultu
Religion and Spirituality in Native American Cultu
Religion and Spirituality in Native American Culture Religion Spirituality in the Native American Culture When the topic of the beliefs of the Native American culture arises, most people have generally the same ideas about the culture\'s beliefs: they are very strong. Being part Native American myself, from the Cherokee tribe, I was raised to know my culture pretty well and follow the same beliefs that they teach and follow. One thing f that my grandma, who is the great-granddaughter of a Cherok