Lord of the Flies
Introduction stating the topic and ending with a thesis
Topic and concluding sentences for all body paragraphs
Three examples for each body paragraph concluding paragraph that restates thesis and sums up essay
Transitional phrases at the beginning of each body paragraph
EACH ESSAY MUST INCLUDE THREE (3) QUOTES FROM THE NOVEL>
Put each quote in quotation marks " "
Cite each quote by chapter and page number.
Lord of the Flies is an allegorical novel because there are many symbols in the novel that support the main theme Discuss the main theme of the novel and how it is supported through the use of symbols. (You will need to discuss three symbols)
Symbolism in Lord of the Flies
illiam Golding's novel Lord of the Flies, a story about English schoolboys trapped on a Pacific island, and how the civilization they try to create disintegrates, is an…… [Read More]
They can no longer function as a team, because they have taken on the characteristics of violent animals whose only goal is to survive at any cost. They do not care that the four cannot do it alone, so they have already lost many of the important aspects of society that hold it together - a sense of teamwork and the common good.
Simon and Maurice arrived. alph looked at them with unwinking eyes. Simon turned away, smearing the water from his cheeks. alph reached inside himself for the worst word he knew. 'They let the bloody fire go out'" (Golding 77). My rewrite would be:
Simon and Maurice arrived, jubilant. alph greeted them with whoops and shouts. Simon turned away, wiping the water from his cheeks. alph reached inside himself for the best word he knew. "Jubilation," he cried, "They found us!"
Of course, this would change the entire…… [Read More]
Jack discovers that he is not simply a leader, but that leadership makes personal demands on one's character that are not always enjoyable. Jack realizes that the boys cannot play all day, or forget about civilization, like schoolboys on a fun holiday. Instead, they must engage in the serious preparations of surviving on an abandoned island. Jack also realizes his limits as a leader as the group's fears conflict with its survival needs.
Both boys change because they are placed in such an extraordinary, personally demanding situation. However, simply being part of an organization with other boys alters the character of the children. If Jack and Piggy were in their normal situation, quite likely they would find themselves allied with the rest of the boys of their age group who might want to play all day, or engage in fantasy, against the will of adults. But the situational pressures force…… [Read More]
Jack attended Cambridge University, and obtained a 'first' in history. He did then attempt to join the army, but was rejected as physically unfit. While at Cambridge, he contracted a very violent case of pneumonia, which weakened his constitution. To this day, Jack says that he is bitter, never having served in the army. At present, Jack teaches history as well as leads the choir at one of the most famous public (private) schools in all of England. He is known as an unsparing taskmaster and disciplinarian of the young boys, although the head of the school praises Jack, noting that he is one of the most dedicated teachers in the entire school.
Jack never married, which may be partially attributed to the difficulty of maintaining a relationship with a woman at a boarding school where schoolmasters have many duties supervising the students outside of the school environment. While…… [Read More]
Piggy even blamed Simon. Piggy said, "It was an accident…that what it was, an accident. Coming in the dark -- he hadn't no business crawling like that out of the dark. He was batty. He asked for it… e was on the outside. e never done nothing, we never seen nothing" (220-221).
Piggy dies during a fight between Ralph and Jack, which had been brewing the whole time they are on the island. Piggy berates the two fighting members for acting like savages, and for not cooperating to make the survival of the group an assured thing. A boulder crashes down after Roger pulls the lever and it knocks Piggy off the rock bridge and he plummets to the rocks below. The boulder hits Piggy and the conch is smashed as well. Since Piggy was the rational, intelligent one among the group, his death marks the end of any hope…… [Read More]
Initiation therefore helps the boys establish their identities and also creates social hierarchy.
The conflict between Jack and Ralph serves also as a type of initiation: a battle between two individuals. Initiations represent a transition from one state of mind or being to another. Simon's vision is one of the most powerful initiations in Lord of the Flies. The vision, which lends the novel its name, has a supernatural component that is common among most traditional initiation rites. Simon's vision becomes a collective initiation rite and means as much to the group as a whole than to Simon personally. The vision creates a sense of wisdom too: the knowledge that the beast is internal and not an external reality.
Third, journey is a key element of the theme of alienation. The entire island experience is essentially a journey for the boys, who are from England and suddenly find themselves in…… [Read More]
Lord of the Flies
illiam Golding's novel Lord of the Flied tells the story about what would happen if a plane full of young proper English school boys crash landed on an island without any adult supervision whatsoever. It is extremely important to the narrative that there are no adults on the island with the children. As adults, people are accustomed to the laws and moral rules of the society in which they live. They would be far more likely to keep up the rules of their society in this new location. Children only know legal and ethical issues because of the adults around them. They mimic the social structure instead of becoming a true part of it. hen the boys land, Ralph the leader, and his companion, Piggy try to create a social order which falls quickly into disrepair. One of the reasons that people behave morally or ethically…… [Read More]
Lord of the Flies, by William Golding. Specifically, it will tell the story of the boys' experiences when they return home, what they find there, what they experience, and if they are punished. The boys from "Lord of the Flies" were left sailing away on a naval vessel at the end of the book, but when they returned home, they had to face what they had done on the island, and face the "real world" again.
LORD OF THE FLIES
When the boys returned home to England, their lives were never the same. The island had changed each and every one of them, some of them more than they knew. Ralph returned to school, but the incidents on the island had scared him more than he knew. He was still a leader in his soul, but evil people like Jack and Roger frightened him. He tended to shy away from…… [Read More]
Ladies of the Flies
Even with the fact that civilization has experienced great progress during recent years, it is difficult for humanity to abandon ideas related to gender roles, as most people believe that women react differently from men in particular situations and that it would thus be impossible for both women and men to react the same in these respective situations. Girls are typically associated with innocence and with being very unlikely to put across malicious thoughts. In William Golding's novel "Lord of the Flies" the fact that all the protagonists are boys leads to situations that someone would associate with boys in general.
Girls in the contemporary society are normally taught to take on gender roles as they grow up and their personalities are, as a consequence, shaped with the purpose of having them think and behave like women. Even with this, one must keep in mind that…… [Read More]
hile we would like to think that we come from a society that is civil and reasonable, we must know on some deeper level that we would be no different from these boys if we were in the same predicament. That we are savages at heart is a bitter pill to swallow but it perhaps the knowledge of this fact that keeps us from becoming the savages that hunt, destroy, and kill. Golding has placed us in the hearts and minds of thee boys that are victims to their own humanity and he leaves us with the lesson and the warning that we should never forget. The saddest lesson of all is that the more civilized things must be taught while the savage inclinations are woven into our DNA.
Baker, James. "An Interview with illiam Golding." Twentieth Century Literature. 28:2 (1982): 135.
Bufkin F.C. "Lord of the Flies:…… [Read More]
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Some parts of the book were quite interesting
At The Beginning
At the beginning of 'Lord of the Flies', a plane crashes into an isolated Pacific Ocean island. It was carrying some British boys aged 6-12. It is worth noting that the world is obviously at war when the plane crashed. The boys have no one to take care of them because there were no adults who crashed with the boys. Things take off on a good foot. The boys made use of a conch shell as a kind of talking stick; one of the older boys, alph, was made the chief of their little boys' community (Shoomp, 2015).
When Trouble Began
And then, trouble starts. The boys fear there may be a fierce beast hidden on the isolated island. They then took a decision to construct a kind of signal fire with…… [Read More]
unchecked and unmatched power within the confines of any social system is that it knows no bounds. In other words, for those holding power there are no limitations to what they can inflict upon their subjects. hen the whims and random desires of the ruling class are carried out without fail, the lower classes are destined to suffer. In the novels 1984 by George Orwell, and the Lord of the Flies by illiam Golding, the ruling parties experience virtually no consequences from the populous for their actions. In 1984 this is done by design, but in the Lord of the Flies it comes about through natural human impulses. In both cases, however, the competing human drives for order and for random gratification come to rest upon forms of social organization that satisfy certain basic desires of mankind while sacrificing power to a small group of individuals.
In Golding's novel the…… [Read More]
Adapting on the Island in Lord of the Flies
In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, the survivors of a crash—a group of school boys—find themselves in possession of a deserted island. Though they have never been in the wild before, nor on their own, they quickly learn to adapt by organizing into a hierarchy and tapping into their hunter/gatherer instincts. The plot of the never ratchets up the tension and conflict as the primal and violent spirit of some of the boys begins to dominate the action. Nonetheless, the individuals’ ability to adapt to situations remains unchanged. This paper will provide some examples of how adaptation is demonstrated by the boys in the novel through the process of their organizing to survive in the wild.
As the book opens, the boys survey their surroundings. They take stock of their situation and assess their whereabouts. The fair boy is depicted,…… [Read More]
There are no shortcuts" 50).
On Golding's island, the nature of animal is based on a primal urge for survival; on Christie's the crimes reveal some of the true base or seamy sides of humanity. "The world, that understandable and lawful world, was slipping away" (82).Yet -- it is that very descent into fear that Christie postulates may have allowed those disposed of to, at the very last moment, repent and realize their wrong. "The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken. The lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. The wicked shall be turned into hell" (38). For Golding, there really is no external evil; it is the internal imagination that morphs into a set of traits needed for survival. We must…… [Read More]
A series of writers and film directors shown interest in adapting parts (some even adapted the whole plot) of "And Then There Were None" into their works.
Suspense, along with the ten little ndians theme was very successful elements in crime fiction. These were decisive in the success experienced by the individuals who inspired from Agatha Christie.
The film industry has come up with a large number of motion pictures based on Christie's masterpiece and the book has even been adapted to suit the events present in a video game. Similar to other adaptations of the book, the game does not provide a plot that is identical to the one wrote by Christie. Even with that, it puts forward a challenging chain of events which make the individual feel as if he or she were part of the action in the book.
Golding's boys are not much different from the…… [Read More]
Behavior of Two Main Characters From Two Different Books
There are both similarities and differences between the protagonists of the Novels 'Lord of the Flies" (Golding) and "Heart of Darkness" (Conrad). In each case we have the supposedly 'civilized' individual(s) degenerating into savagery. As well, other characters are involved and highly influenced by the protagonist(s). This report discusses these two books and what can be observed from comparing works of essentially different world perspectives -- one was published in 1902 and the other in 1954 -- and wholly different environments and situations. Just as a simple example, there were no airplanes in the time of Conrad's protagonist, vs. An airplane crash setting up the whole scenario for Golding's characters. This report analyses the character Kurtz from 'Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad, comparing him to Jack, a character in William Golding's famed novel 'Lord of the Flies'.
'Heart of Darkness',…… [Read More]
The chronological order of these studies, having started with most recent ones, also proves that constant advancements have been made in this particular arena. Thus, some important conclusions can be drawn for a further study.
First, in order to properly study long-term memory in fruit flies, it is essential to have both qualified individuals and qualified equipment. This will necessitate some funds, or at least the inclusion of the experimenter in a laboratory which can furnish him or her with these particulars. In other words, this is not an easy experiment. This is, in part, due to the nature of studying long-term memory, which cannot easily be observed, especially in animals, but also to the fact that the behaviours that demonstrate long-term memory in this particular species are quite hard to observe with the naked eye. However, the species does prove the best possible for such studies, for its behaviour…… [Read More]
Lord of Flies
The film Lord of the Flies is entertaining, and also illustrates core concepts related to sociology, social psychology, politics, and human behavior. Few films address group formation, group structures, group identity, and group dynamics as overtly as Lord of the Flies. The film is about a group of military cadets whose plane crashes, and who find themselves fighting for their survival. Yet the boys are inexperienced with leadership and unable to successfully create group cohesion. What could have been a group committed to shared goals becomes a fragmented, chaotic, and loose network of alliances with deadly outcomes.
Lord of the Flies demonstrates the most fundamental and early stages of group formation. Because the boys already knew each other from school, they had already formed a group identity. As a group, the boys are loosely connected with one another based on their shared backgrounds. Soon it becomes apparent…… [Read More]
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Alfred Lord Tennyson's "The Eagle" and Ted Hughes' "Hawk Roosting" both reflect on the relationship between birds of prey and the rest of the world due to their unique perspective, and although either poem is written from a slightly different perspective, they both nonetheless celebrate the view the bird of prey has of the world, and the serenity which seemingly stems from this. By examining the similarities between the two poems, one is able to see how Hughes' and Tennyson's views of nature coincide in the form of the solitary, stoic bird of prey that seemingly embodies the dual peace and chaos of the natural world.
The first crucial similarity to note about both poems is that in many ways, they describe the same image from slightly different perspectives. Tennyson's poem describes an eagle roosting as "he clasps the crag with crooked hands," whereas Hughes' narrator…… [Read More]
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Peng, Xulong, Jinfei Wang, & Qiaofeng Zhang. "Deriving Terrain and textural information from stereo RADARAT data for mountainous land cover mapping." International Journal of Remote ensing. 26.22 (January 2005): 5029-5049. http://web.ebscohost.com.
This article provides information about a new form of technology called stereo RADARAT. The technology provides data useful in land cover mapping, especially in mountainous areas where cloud cover is often a problem. A test case is reviewed of a mapping done in a remote region of outhern Argentina, which was finally successfully mapped due to the new technology.
Pielke Jr., Roger, and R.E. Carbone. "Weather Impacts, Forecasts, and Policy: An Integrated
Perspective." Bulletin of the American Meteorological ociety. 83.3 (2002): 393-403. http://web.ebscohost.com.
ince the affects of extreme meteorology have been felt upon the nation, more and more meteorologists…… [Read More]
From fear, the knife is used to butcher pigs, and Jack's group becomes the hierarchical hunters. Jack's position as leader of this unruly band is not enough for him, however, and until he and his knife attain sole power, neither will be content.
An interesting, yet ominous portrayal of Jack's conflict between survival, violence, and the lust for power comes in a dialog between alph and Jack while on a foraging exploration and they find a well-worn path:
Jack shook his head.
Jack of course, associating the path with savagery, alph with possible rescue and civilization. In fact, again and again the two paths of bestiality vs. civilization pull Jack away from the other boys, but also show the nature of divisiveness and conflict within all the boys.
All is not lost, though, the dualism in Jack is again shown in his inability to kill the pig…… [Read More]
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iddiqui (p.264) defines an 'honor crime' as consisting of:
a range of violent or abusive acts committed in the name of honor, including emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and other controlling and coercive behaviors such as forced marriage and female genital mutilation which can end, in some extreme cases, in suicide or murder. (13)
These felonies, it is true, can happened, and do happen, in any civilized country but they are legalized, accepted (sometimes even condoned) and happen to an unimaginable extent in societies that are marked by their Islamic way of living.
The outhall Black isters, for instance, have consistently argued that men from minority cultures have often used religion and culture to justify the range of violence and humiliation that they impose upon women. We do find many cultures that have extreme views perpetuating misogyny. This includes cultures such as Mormonism, fundamentalists Judaism, fundamentalist Christianity, and…… [Read More]
ichard Hughes: A High Wind in Jamaica
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The first part of the story has an eerily familiar ring and meteorological link with the December, 2004 tsunami-related disaster in Asia. In A High Wind, first there is an earthquake, then hurricane-force winds, followed by torrential rains (although no tidal wave) devastate the island and the British children who lived there are sent to England. However, on the way they are attacked by pirates and unwittingly kidnapped by those pirates. From there, the novel has a definite Lord of the Flies tone to it: the English children actually take over control of much of the activities on board, which is as…… [Read More]
Court Was Correct: Silva Deserves to Teach
OJ Simpson was one thing; this time, the courts got it right. Professor Silva used questionable teaching methods, yes, but the federal court's decision was correct: Any possible improprieties did not amount to sexual harassment, and indeed fell into the category of protected speech under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. As a result, exonerating Silva and reinstituting him with pay is the only possible correct result.
J. Donald Silva was a tenured Communications professor at the University of New Hampshire's Thompson School of Applied Science. (Court, 1) In his lectures in class, Silva once compared writing's focus to sexual activity, and on another occasion elucidated the meaning of a simile with a famed belly dancer's description of her craft. (Greve, 12)
Several female students complained that Silva's comments were inappropriate, and the University Appeals Board suspended him without…… [Read More]
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epetition -- The repeating of a word or phrase or rhythm within a piece of literature to add emphasis. Example: The story of Agamemnon in The Odyssey by Homer.
Blank verse -- Unrhymed lines of ten syllables each with the even-numbered syllables bearing the accents, most closing resembling the natural rhythms of English speech. Example: "The…… [Read More]
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Rousseau gave in directly to the revolution, arguing that it is a direct result of man's socialization, but urke was much more cautious: Revolution is not automatically good for urke, nor is it intrinsic to man.
Given urke's record as a strong supporter of American independence and as a fighter against royalism in England, many readers and thinkers were taken aback when urke published his Reflections on the Revolution in France in 1790. With this work, urke suddenly went on to became one of the earliest and most passionate English critics of the French Revolution, which he interpreted not as movement towards a representative, constitutional democracy but instead as a violent rebellion against tradition and justified authority and as an experiment…… [Read More]
hey believe, as this group of young men did, that if they break the law they will be entitled to get away with it, since they are "special." All too often, moreover, that is exactly what happens. he main feeling that I have from reading Chapter 2, then, and from reading this whole book, is one of enormous indignation and outrage.
his case of these young men of Glen Ridge reminded me in some respects of the murder by the then-teenaged Michael Skakel (the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy's widow's nephew), of a girl in his own upper-crust New England neighborhood. After that killing Michael Skakel was protected by his wealthy family, for years, following his murder of this girl with a golf club when he was 15 years old. And the wealth and privilege of the family made it entirely possible for Michael's crime to be covered up. Only…… [Read More]
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Techniques and exercises that may be particularly useful for families and couples include the oyal Flush exercise for families with young children, the family-based school interventions for children with behavioral or academic performance problems, and the "altering the abyss" exercise for couples. Each of these exercises is rooted in fundamental family practice theory, and each can also yield measurable outcomes that improve the efficacy of the treatment.
The "royal flush" technique is named as such because it uses picture cards, similar to those used in…… [Read More]
As a student taking an earth science class from a conservative, evangelical Christian institution of higher education, I am interested in the debate between creationist and evolutionists. Honestly, I enter into this course with some serious misgivings about some of the basic tenets of young earth creationism based on what I have been taught in a non-religious scientific context. I also, however, have some concerns about what I have been taught about old-earth evolutionary science as it seems to ignore the presence of God, which not only flies in the face of Christian theology, but also in the face of evidence of a historical belief in deities that seems to be part of human nature and would not make sense in a world without a higher power. As a result, I am left with several different specific questions in the young-earth / old earth debate. The first specific…… [Read More]
According to Elvidge (2014), the first record of the use of forensic entomology is Song Ci (Sung Tz'u), in 13th century China. However, using insects and arthropods like arachnids to aid in forensics investigations is a relatively new field, and one ripe with potential. The most notable applications of forensic entomology are in the identification of time elapsed since death, and the geographic location of death. When applying forensic entomology to homicide and other death studies, the specialist will take into account the various stages of decomposition. Forensic entomology can also be used to elucidate other types of crimes in which any type of decaying organic matter is a clue, in cases of human or animal abuse in which wounds have festered, in analyzing dried blood samples, in the investigation of botanical drug trafficking, and when detecting the presence of drugs in the deceased. Less glamorous but equally as…… [Read More]
However, Pharaoh's heart was heartened and he refused. ecause of this, Aaron was instructed to lay down the rod in front of the Pharaoh and it became a snake. The pharaoh then ordered his sorcerers to throw down their rods and they also became snakes but Aarons snake ate the other snakes and the Pharaoh's heart was hardened and he would not release the children of Israel. Then the Lord turn to River into blood and there was no water for seven days.
Pharaoh's heart continued to be hardened and several other plagues followed. According to the Old Testament these plagues included frogs, flies, lice, the death of cattle, boils, hail, locust, the plague of darkness. Finally, the Lord killed the entire first born of Egypt. He instructed the people of Israel to cover their doors with the sacrificial blood of a lamb so that death would pass over them.…… [Read More]
Game of Thrones
Even though the series has officially ended, everyone is still talking about Game of Thrones. However, this high-fantasy epic, which ran on HBO, was not for everyone. Whether because of lack of access to cable programming, concerns about the violent subject matter, or just plain lack of interest, there are actually plenty of people out there who never watched Game of Thrones. This article is created as a primer for those who have never seen the series or were casual viewers. It discusses the series, including main characters, overall plot, the ending, ratings, and whether there are any spin-offs or potential spin-offs being planned.
Game of Thrones is a television show on the cable network, HBO, which was based on the George R.R. Martin fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. The television series took its name from the first novel in the…… [Read More]
It can be assumed, therefore, that some of these cups contained human blood. As of yet, however, there is no direct relationship established between the sacrifice ceremony and the goblets. It is only believed that the Moche performed a number of different rituals with sacrificial components for various reasons. One type of sacrifice called the Mountain Sacrifice, for instance, is only known through iconography.
Bourget, who excavated fifteen strata of human remains at the Huaca de la Luna, found evidence of at least five distinct rituals (Pillsbury 2001: 96). "Few of the skeletons were complete; many disarticulated body parts were scattered across the area." In addition to the human remains, the archeologists found fragments of at least 50 unfired clay effigies of nude males with ropes around their necks, which were shown seated cross-legged with their hands resting on their knees."
In a number of instances, the finds are linked…… [Read More]
Sooner than expected, the place became populated with variation of races - natives and whites.
The place, now called as the New Brooklyn has the following characteristics (Hampson, 2003 pp 14):
Big area which can accommodate more or less 100,000 residents
The population is fast growing, with a 110% growth rate
The populace are racially and ethnically diverse
These characteristics of the area provided positive and negative impact to the people living in it. First, the hugeness of the face offers more housing and business spaces for the people. This would of course ensure that every family will have a place to own. In the same manner, this will also ensure that a number of employment opportunities will be opened to the public. However the hugeness of the place could also mean that there are more issues that people could fight about. The populace can fight about land ownership. Unhealthy…… [Read More]
He is the last resource of the dying; he is the instrument of heavenly mercy. Sire, we supplicate you with clasped hands and bended knees, as the Deity is supplicated! Madame Fouquet has no longer any friends, no longer any support; she weeps in her poor deserted house, abandoned by all those who besieged its door in the hour of prosperity; she has neither credit nor hope left. At least, the unhappy wretch upon whom your anger falls receives from you, however culpable he may be, the daily bread which is moistened by his tears. As much afflicted, more destitute than her husband, Madame Fouquet- she who had the honor to receive your Majesty at her table; Madame Fouquet, the wife of the ancient Superintendent of your Majesty's Finances,- Madame Fouquet has no longer bread."
eality v Fiction
There are many ways in which Dumas stretches the reality of not…… [Read More]
Views on devolution and who may decide the issue are changing. In the Constitutional eform Act 2005, the idea was advanced that the independent supreme court and decide about devolution cases, constituting an internal limit (Bradley and Ewing 2007 pp.384-385) .
The concept of original principle is being increasingly affected by internal and external limits. The UK is very sensitive in particular upon external limits. Probably nowhere is this represented more than in issues that face the UK's burgeoning relations with the EU. Britain sees the courts upholding Parliamentary power and interpreting it only in the implementation and not with regard to whether or not power was wielded rightly or wrongly. This flies in the face of the European concept of the primacy of laws coming from Brussels (Allan 2011, p. 159). One very big issue currently is with regard to European business mergers. This has particularly been an issue…… [Read More]
Tom Shulich ("ColtishHum")
A comparative study on the theme of fascination with and repulsion from Otherness in Song of Kali by Dan Simmons and in the City of Joy by Dominique Lapierre
In this chapter, I examine similarities and differences between The City of Joy by Dominique Lapierre (1985) and Song of Kali by Dan Simmons (1985) with regard to the themes of the Western journalistic observer of the Oriental Other, and the fascination-repulsion that inspires the Occidental spatial imaginary of Calcutta. By comparing and contrasting these two popular novels, both describing white men's journey into the space of the Other, the chapter seeks to achieve a two-fold objective: (a) to provide insight into the authors with respect to alterity (otherness), and (b) to examine the discursive practices of these novels in terms of contrasting spatial metaphors of Calcutta as "The City of Dreadful Night" or "The City of…… [Read More]
Slavery in the Bible
In modern estern countries, many Christians and Jews may wish to portray God as the comfortable deity of a middle-class consumer society like the United States, but the Bible demonstrates that nothing could be further from the truth. In the Bible, the God of history from the story of Cain and Abel, through Abraham, Joseph, Moses and the Prophets and of course the ministry of Jesus Christ in the New Testament. Repeatedly, God intervenes on the side of the poor, the weak, the lowly and the outcast, and against the rich and powerful. He has mercy on Joseph when his brothers sell him into slavery in Egypt and elevates him about all others. God takes the side of a young shepherd boy David against the thuggish giant Goliath and then against the evil and corrupt King Saul. ith Jesus, the constant messages is that God shows…… [Read More]
strengthen mental discipline.
letter of Gratitude
(a) Lincoln's "higher purpose"
[b] What idea or insight in the full article would you recommend to others?
[a] what seems to be driving Stephen Glass? what are his life goals and aspirations?
[b] how do you think Glass would assess his own intelligence?
[c] Identify and discuss at least two strategies for deception Glass used.
[d] Did Glass leave what Greenspan called "a trail of casualties" in his wake?
[e] What advice would you give to editors about how to avoid hiring someone like Stephen Glass?
[a] Why should judges care if attorneys submit plagiarized legal briefs or motions?
[b] Do you think these punishments (taken as a whole) were too lenient, too severe, or about right?
[c] What distinction did the court make between these two cases?
[d] Do you think this kind of public shaming is too harsh?
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goddesses Venus and Juno conspire and interfere in the lives of Aeneas and Dido to carry out their own plans
The struggle between the Gods is main theme of the narrative. There are many times that a reader might even fail to notice the actions of the human characters of the story due to over-interference from the gods. The conflict is between two gods, Juno and Venus. Juno is Saturn's daughter, Jupiter's wife and the patron god of Carthage. In the narrative he doesn't like Trojans because of a decision made by Paris (a Trojan) in a divine beauty competition. Juno is also aware of the prophesy that Carthage will be destroyed by the descendants of Aeneas (the Romans). On the other hand, Venus is the goddess of love, the patron god of Trojans and the mother of Aeneas. The conflict arises when Juno tries to destroy Aeneas (a mortal)…… [Read More]
Why should this be so?
If the educational experience of boys is slipping, then this is an issue that should concern everyone.
Education should be a good experience for all children - male or female. Feminists have recognized previously that young girls were being shortchanged, a fact that should have concerned everyone in society (including Goldberg). To say that the education of boys slipped simply because feminists improved the education of girls is a post hoc fallacy.
Second, Goldberg ignores that there are many other issues that affect girls once they are out of college. Even if they do better academically, this does not translate to gender parity in the working world. There is still a significant wage gap between the genders, and women remain underrepresented in many leadership positions in the corporate world. These statistics challenge Goldberg's suggestion that boys suffer into manhood due to their lack of a…… [Read More]