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Normally students do not become familiar with bibliographic formats until middle school -- now even elementary school children can see what a bibliography looks like by using Destiny.
One of the concerns about students using the Internet as part of the research process is that they may stumble upon age-inappropriate materials. However, through Destiny, students can use its eb Express feature once they select a book. This "connects the reader to pre-selected, teacher-approved, grade-leveled eb pages that correspond to the subject of the book that the reader selected" ("Destiny," Greenwich Public Schools, 2010). Destiny also provides the searcher with suggestions of other topics for research related to the book, which makes it an excellent jumping-off point for preliminary research and open-ended research papers.
Destiny is relatively easy to install and to operate. "Both on-site and web-based training and our technical support are available by toll-free telephone, email and the web" for….
Destiny. Follet Software. March 22, 2010.
"Destiny Online Library Catalog Q&a." Greenwich public schools. March 22, 2010.
ith the discovery of gold and other valuable minerals, a wave of Easterners started to pour into the est. These people believed that it was their right and duty to expand. The idea of Manifest Destiny played a big role in America's political actions overseas. People believed that they were uniquely positioned to spread democracy throughout the world and this idea could clearly be seen as playing a role in twentieth century American foreign policy (hat is Manifest Destiny, 2009).
The Civil ar and the period following it had a great influence on immigration and transportation in this country. New inventions and technologies that came about because of the war, led to many people relocating in order to better themselves and their families. This trend led to many other problems that the nation then had to face, including the settlement issues in the west and conflicts with the Indians over….
Nino, like Amelie, is a kind of professional voyeur. During the day, he sells sexual pictures of people, and during the evening he creates photographic collages of stranger's faces in the name of his art. Nino's creation of art is only through snips of life, rather than through actually experiencing life. Like the title character, Nino gazes at others and manipulates their lives from his hidden position.
Amelie cannot allow herself to openly express her affection for Nino, as this would take her into the position of a 'subject,' rather than a voyeur. She hides in a puddle of water whenever Nino sees her, becoming a reflective mirror rather than an observable human being. In the water, Nino can only see himself, although some might observe that the conventional relationship of the 'male gaze' and the subject female. Voyeuristic cinema renders the woman into a kind of projection of male….
Joseph Conrad, through his main character, does not stray too much from this perception, despite the occasional observations by Marlowe according to which the natives receive meaningless chores and are sometimes badly treated. For Marlowe, the African experience translates itself in a knowledge journey, one in which he not only discovers the particularities of an existence far from the civilized world, but also the characteristics of his own personality and approaches to the challenges he receives on his journey.
It is worth pointing out and emphasizing the large difference between the ways in which the two main characters of the literary works, Marlowe and Orestes, are exposed to the unknown and to the challenges that derive from that. Orestes is exposed to the unknown of no individual choice. Certainly, according to the ancient norms, it is destiny that he needs to fulfill and for which he needs to avenge his father.….
Christianity: The Origin, Purpose, and Destiny of a Christian
Just as the gospels present the account of the life and ministry of Jesus, the book of Acts presents the creation and growth of Christianity. Whereas in the gospels the apostles were consistently clueless about the points Jesus was attempting to make, the ascension of Jesus and the entry of the Holy Spirit transforms these cowardly men into heroes of the faith. The book presents some highs in the church but many more lows as persecution runs as high as the courage of Christian followers.
Imagine being arrested and entering a court of law with the only crime being charged was that of being a Christian. In order to prove their case, the prosecution pulls out the book of Acts with its recounting of the definition of the Christian and its clear definition of what a Christian was and should be today.….
Bock, Darrell. Acts: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament Michigan: Baker Academic, 2007.
Bruce, Frederkick. The Book of Acts. Michigan: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1988.
Bercot, David. Will the Real Heretics Please Stand Up. Kindle Locations 308-310. Scroll Publishing Co.. Kindle Edition.
Conzelmann, Hans. History of Primitive Christianity. Abingdon Press, 1973.
Fighting Against Destiny
Oedipus ex is a Greek tragedy in which Oedipus and Thebes are punished for the sins committed by Oedipus' father, Laius. Written by Sophocles and first performed in 429 BCE, it is the second play produced in Sophocles' Theban plays but comes first in the chronology. In the play, it appears as though much of the issues plaguing Thebes have been precipitated by Oedipus' ascension to the throne. Laius, Creon, divine powers, and Oedipus contribute to the plague that infects the well-being of Thebes.
Greek tragedy is meant to reaffirm that life is worth living and are about people in conflict with the universe. Actions in Greek tragedies arise from inner conflict and these actions must arouse pity and fear; it is also dictated in tragedies that the hero, who is good yet not perfect, must fall. Furthermore, the audience must experience catharsis once the events have transpired and….
Brown, L. (2005). "Aristotle on Greek Tragedy." Retrieved from http://larryavisbrown.homestead.com/Aristotle_Tragedy.html
Gantz, T. (1993). Early Greek Myth. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
"Greek Theatre History Notes." (2011). Retrieved from http://www.krucli.com/greek_drama_notes.htm
Loy, J. (2002). "The Riddle of the Sphinx." Retrieved from http://www.jimloy.com/puzz/sphinx0.htm
Fate vs. free will is one of the most prevailing themes in Sophocles' Oedipus the King. From the outset of the play, Sophocles presents the title character's fate as being preordained, and possibly immutable. The gods have determined that Oedipus will kill his father and marry his mother, thereby causing a great tragedy of events over which Oedipus appears impotent and unable to change. The Oracle of Delphi is the one who first points his fate out to Oedipus. However, Tiresias the blind prophet is the second to remind Oedipus of his fate, at a critical moment he chose to ignore. Tiresias states, "And of the children, inmates of his home, / He shall be proved the brother and the sire, / Of her who bare him son and husband both, / Co-partner, and assassin of his sire," (Sophocles). The truth that the Oracle at Delphi and the blind prophet….
Devereaux, George. "Why Oedipus Killed Laius." International Journal of Psychoanalysis 34: 132-141.
Dodds, E.R. "On Misunderstanding the Oedipus." Greece and Rome. Volume 13, Issue 01, April 1966,pp 37-49
"Oedipus Plays: Oedipus Rex Themes." Retrieved online: http://www.litcharts.com/lit/oedipusrex/themes
Sophocles. Oedipus Rex. Translated by F. Storr. Retrieved online: http://www.ancient-mythology.com/greek/oedipus_rex.php
Eternal punishment is clearly outlined and explained in Matthew 25:46: "Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life." The concept of eternal punishment is unpalatable, signaling perhaps an unjust God who "permanently installs a place of suffering in the final, eternal order," ("Annihilationism," n.d.). Yet, eternal damnation is certainly supported by scripture. Unfortunately from an eschatological perspective, there is also ample scriptural evidence in support of annihilationism: the doctrine that the damned do not rot eternally in hell but, rather, are obliterated. Anniliationism presumes that the wicked are not privileged to receive the bounty of God in Heaven; and they subsequently perish entirely. Souls are not innately immortal; only righteous souls have the ability to achieve immortality and do so only in heaven. The optimistic tone of annihilationism is echoed also in universalism: a Christian eschatological degree that suggests that all souls shall eventually….
"Annihilationism," (n.d.). Theopedia. Retrieved online: http://www.theopedia.com/Annihilationism
Martin, C. (2012). Hell, Hades, Scheol, Gehanna. Retrieved online: http://acharlie.tripod.com/bible_study/hell_hades.html
Pinnock, C.H. (n.d.). The destruction of the finally impenitent. Retrieved online: http://grcog.homestead.com/destruction_of_the_finally_impen.htm
"Sheol," (n.d.). Jewish Encyclopedia. Retrieved online: http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/13563-sheol
New Deal Program in Florida
Why was the program needed in Florida?
Florida's economic boom went downhill despite the growth in the early 1920s. Severe hurricanes damaged a significant part of Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, and Miami areas. A consequent outbreak of the Mediterranean fruit fly spread across Florida State thereby killing most of the citrus crop. Crop destruction and severe hurricane damages led to the downfall of Florida's economy. The 1929 Great Depression characterized falling stocks whereby investors lost all their invested monies. National banks also shut their doors leading to lose of savings that individuals banked in these financial institutions. The Great Depression affected more than 90,000 families in Florida State (Hiltzik, 2012). It was difficult for the state to sustain and support her residents due to the natural and economic disasters. As President Franklin D. oosevelt assumed office in 1933, he came up with the "New….
Grunwald, M. (2012). The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era. New York: Simon and Schuster
Hiltzik, M. (2012). The New Deal. New York: Simon and Schuster
Stuart, J. & Stack, J. (2008). The New Deal in South Florida: Design, Policy, and Community Building, 1933-1940. Florida: University Press of Florida
Defined as “an aggressive program of expansion,” Manifest Destiny characterizes American national identity (Haynes, 2006, p. 1). Manifest Destiny refers to both a philosophy and a strategy: a means of crafting the notion of American exceptionalism as well as the methods used to construct American geo-political power. The geographic shape of the United States today owes itself to the principles and widespread embrace of Manifest Destiny, in which Washington laid claim to lands that had to be taken by force, from the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 through to the acquisition of Texas and northern Mexico, to the takeover of Hawaii. The consequences of Manifest Destiny continue to reverberate more than two centuries after the initial rise of territorial expansion programs. Manifest Destiny emboldened the American experiment, fueling its economy, bolstering its military and political power, and exacerbating social unrest and disparity.
The relative ease with which the United States acquisitioned new….
Historians differ on the origin of tarot cards. Most believe that Egypt was the first to use similar images and symbols. Tarot is also represented from the early Greek, oman, Norse and Indian cultures to the Italian and French medieval courts. The first clear reference to tarot is based on an Italian sermon from about 1500 A.D. (Pratesi). egardless of origination, it is agreed that many civilizations -- ancient to modern -- have commonly used the tarot to divine the future. It is not unusual, then, to see references of these cards in literature. Writers integrate it into their plot; poets use it as imagery. Italo Calvino's Castle of Crossed Destinies provides an excellent example of tarot not only used within the plot, but as a narrative metaphor. He weaves his narration around a group of medieval travelers staying at a castle who find themselves incapable of speaking. Wanting….
Spear of Destany
The history of civilization is full of legends and myths that have cut across cultural barriers and are nowadays some of the most well-known stories related to the old times of religion and civilization. One of these myths include, among others, the Holy Graal, the Shroud of Turin, or the Spear of Destiny, both of them linked to the life and death of Jesus Christ.
The present research provides a detailed account of the history of the Spear of Destiny, or the Holy Spear, which is considered to have been the one that eventually killed Jesus on the Cross. The accounts of this artifact is important and to some extend crucial for the history of Christianity in particular because of the role it played in the final hours of Jesus' life and, at the same time, due to the mysticism and meaning that has been attributed to it along….
Above Top Secret. (2014). The Spear of Destiny and Its Victims: From Jesus to Hitler . Retrieved March 14, 2014, from http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread914336/pg1
Bible Probe. (n.d.). Search for the real Holy Lance. Retrieved March 13, 2014, from http://www.bibleprobe.com/holy_lance.htm
Charney, N. (2013, Dec 21). Hitler's Hunt for the Holy Grail and the Ghent Altarpiece. Retrieved March 14, 2014, from http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/12/21/hitler-s-hunt-for-the-holy-grail-and-the-ghent-altarpiece.html
Don Schwager. (n.d. ). Daily readings and Meditation. Retrieved March 13, 2014, from The Gospel of John: a commentary & meditation: http://www.rc.net/wcc/readings/john1931.htm
The term "manifest destiny" was coined by John L. O'Sullivan during the administration of President James Knox Polk in the middle of the 19th century. However, the concept of manifest destiny seemed to have guided the original settling of the European colonies in North America, with the accompanying sense of entitlement to the lands and people therein. Manifest destiny suggested that God ordained America to be special, and wanted Americans to conquer and amass as much land as possible. Territorial acquisition became the cornerstone of American politics in the 19th century. Under President Polk, the boundaries of the United States stretched as far as they could possibly go, warranting war with a neighboring state: Mexico. Therefore, the events leading up to the Mexican War were directly linked to the overall concept of Manifest Destiny.
However, there were other precursors to the Mexican War. ebellions in California led to the American….
164). "Worry, believe it or not," Ellis continues, "has no magical quality of staving off bad luck. On the contrary, it increases your chances of disease or accident by unnerving you" (Ellis, 1997, p. 164). Thus, worrying about and subsequently avoiding fearful situations really accomplishes nothing but perpetuating the fearful situation and the worry; the situation will continue to exist if it isn't addressed. If the situation causes one distress, it follows that one will continue to feel distress unless the situation somehow, magically, disappears. Indeed, Elko & Ostrow (1991) point out that those with anxiety are prone to 'worry about worry,' worry about the outcome itself, and even perform worse than those that do not worry. Moreover, in situations where one is the leader, such as in Lincoln's case, fearful situations almost never disappear, because leaders are precisely the individuals that are expected to spearhead fearful situations.
Boyd, George a. (2010). The Seven Faces of Destiny. Retrieved from http://www.mudrashram.com/destiny2.html
Elko, P. Kevin and Ostrow, Andrew C. (1991). Effects of a Rational-Emotive Education
Program on Heightened Anxiety Levels of Female Collegiate Gymnasts. The Sport
Psychologist, 5, 235-255.
Buddhists, who similarly believe in the concept of Karma, also have a strong commitment to the belief that their actions have consequences. hile Buddhists have a much different value system than Hindus or especially estern religions that tend to see good and bad as black and white, while Buddhists see it as wholesome or unwholesome (Sach 80), they still have a code of morality, such as valuing peace over harm. Karma represents this moral dichotomy. Thus, both the Eastern religions of Hinduism and Buddhism support the theory that one creates one's own destiny. If they did not, they could not have their system of moral rights and wrongs. ithout the chance to make positive or negative decisions, a belief system cannot coherently state that one cannot make one's own decisions, creating one's own destiny. How could a belief system maintain that one would be punished for his or her….
Normally students do not become familiar with bibliographic formats until middle school -- now even elementary school children can see what a bibliography looks like by using Destiny. One…Read Full Paper ❯
ith the discovery of gold and other valuable minerals, a wave of Easterners started to pour into the est. These people believed that it was their right and…Read Full Paper ❯
Sports - Women
Nino, like Amelie, is a kind of professional voyeur. During the day, he sells sexual pictures of people, and during the evening he creates photographic collages of stranger's…Read Full Paper ❯
Joseph Conrad, through his main character, does not stray too much from this perception, despite the occasional observations by Marlowe according to which the natives receive meaningless chores and…Read Full Paper ❯
Mythology - Religion
Christianity: The Origin, Purpose, and Destiny of a Christian Just as the gospels present the account of the life and ministry of Jesus, the book of Acts presents the…Read Full Paper ❯
Drama - World
Fighting Against Destiny Oedipus ex is a Greek tragedy in which Oedipus and Thebes are punished for the sins committed by Oedipus' father, Laius. Written by Sophocles and first performed…Read Full Paper ❯
Oedipus Fate vs. free will is one of the most prevailing themes in Sophocles' Oedipus the King. From the outset of the play, Sophocles presents the title character's fate as…Read Full Paper ❯
Mythology - Religion
Eschatology Eternal punishment is clearly outlined and explained in Matthew 25:46: "Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life." The concept of eternal punishment…Read Full Paper ❯
History - U.S.
New Deal Program in Florida Why was the program needed in Florida? Florida's economic boom went downhill despite the growth in the early 1920s. Severe hurricanes damaged a significant part…Read Full Paper ❯
Defined as “an aggressive program of expansion,” Manifest Destiny characterizes American national identity (Haynes, 2006, p. 1). Manifest Destiny refers to both a philosophy and a strategy: a means…Read Full Paper ❯
Italo Cavino Historians differ on the origin of tarot cards. Most believe that Egypt was the first to use similar images and symbols. Tarot is also represented from the early…Read Full Paper ❯
Mythology - Religion
Spear of Destany The history of civilization is full of legends and myths that have cut across cultural barriers and are nowadays some of the most well-known stories related to…Read Full Paper ❯
Mexi War The term "manifest destiny" was coined by John L. O'Sullivan during the administration of President James Knox Polk in the middle of the 19th century. However, the concept…Read Full Paper ❯
164). "Worry, believe it or not," Ellis continues, "has no magical quality of staving off bad luck. On the contrary, it increases your chances of disease or accident…Read Full Paper ❯
Mythology - Religion
Buddhists, who similarly believe in the concept of Karma, also have a strong commitment to the belief that their actions have consequences. hile Buddhists have a much different…Read Full Paper ❯