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Business - Law

Actions and Beliefs Thoreau's Rationale

Words: 745
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Thoreau Philosophy Applications of Thoreau's Philosophy Against the Rule of Law Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient."…

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6 Pages
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Mythology - Religion

Journalize Literature Thoreau Is Thinking That Reality

Words: 1864
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Essay

Journalize Literature Thoreau is thinking that reality as truly seen is forever new and more than words can say. So what do you think? Do we need contemplation or…

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Sociology

Twain V Thoreau Twain v

Words: 936
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

This speaks quite clearly to the different attitudes the two authors had about what to do with this hypocritical, greedy, and foolish society. Thoreau argues for revolution in a…

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Government

Plato Thoreau and King

Words: 1745
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Plato, Martin Luther King and Henry David Thoreau each had widely differing ideals relating to the government, its necessity and the responsibility of citizens towards this government. These views…

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Government

Henry Thoreau's Resistance to Civil Government

Words: 642
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Resistance to Civil Government, or Civil Disobedience," with these words: heartily accept the motto, -- 'That government is best which governs least'; and I should like to see it…

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Mythology - Religion

Morality or Religion in Economic Life for Winthrop Smith Thoreau and Marx

Words: 2012
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Term Paper

American History, And Political Theory The role of morals and religious values in a nation's economic activity. In our nation, the current politically correct cry is to separate moral…

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Black Studies

Thoreau Stowe Melville and Douglas Reflections on

Words: 1441
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

Thoreau, Stowe, Melville and Douglas: Reflections on Slavery Henry David Thoreau, Harriet Beacher Stowe, Herman Melville and Fredrick Douglass all opposed the intuition of slavery in the United States…

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Research Paper

Government

Thoreau's Resistance to Civil Government This Is

Words: 1397
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Research Paper

Thoreau's Resistance To Civil Government This is a paper discussing the Henry David Thoreau's essay 'Resistance to Civil Government' and arguing that his ideas represent the extreme individualism and…

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Research Proposal

Sociology

Thoreau A Man for All

Words: 1122
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Research Proposal

The ideal would be for human beings to be free, perfectly free, but this is not possible, Rousseau notes, given that a totally savage and free world means that…

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Government

Thoreau Ethics Studies

Words: 548
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Thoreau (ethic Studies) How Thoreau sees the government: His vision of justice Thoreau's essay "Civil Disobedience" was written after the Transcendentalist author was imprisoned for refusing to pay his…

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Sociology

Thoreau Quiet Desperation Hard Work Has Always

Words: 622
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Thoreau Quiet Desperation Hard ork has always been a virtue in American society, and some say it comes from the country's Puritan heritage. If so, it could explain a…

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1 Pages
Term Paper

Communication - Journalism

Thoreau the Reading Selection I

Words: 389
Length: 1 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Nowadays especially the influence of the media has become so invasive and widespread that all people seem to do is just discuss about whatever the media portrays the world…

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Thesis

Government

Thoreau Says Government Is at

Words: 2152
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Thesis

What does this have to do with the rest of paragraph 27? The individual and the institution of the state cannot flourish when their interests are in competition: one…

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Book Report

Animals

Thoreau Was a Student of Nature for

Words: 1782
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Book Report

Thoreau was a student of nature for virtually all of his adult life. During Thoreau's life, Cape Cod was a relatively unspoiled area rich with nature and people who…

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Government

Thoreau and Locke Acknowledge the Right of

Words: 1057
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Thoreau and Locke acknowledge the right of the people to renounce their allegiance to their government, what is the difference between their understandings of this right and what different…

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Business - Ethics

Thoreau and Emerson

Words: 315
Length: 1 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Individualism in the Eyes of Thoreau and Emerson Literary works and philosophical ideologies in the early 19th century is characteristically individualistic, where belief in humanity's natural freedom (that is,…

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Biology

Henry Thoreau and Ralph Emerson Were Two

Words: 693
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Henry Thoreau and Ralph Emerson were two of the romantic American writers of the transcendentalist movement, which in essence stresses that less is more, that nature is to be…

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Essay

Black Studies - Philosophy

Socrates Think of Henry David

Words: 629
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Socrates and Thoreau are similar through the fact that both of them lobbied for a just world where slavery would not be present concomitantly with taking advantage of the…

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Biology

Trek the Newly Paved Cement Path That

Words: 745
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

trek the newly paved cement path that weaves throughout the vicinity, I can't help but gaze in wonderment. There was once a time where this vast land was an…

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Government

Government's Curtailment of the Liberal

Words: 566
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Term Paper

He centers on people's inability to act according to the dictates of their conscience, for the existence of laws and policies rendered society paralyzed and unable to think conscientiously…

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Literature

Malick and Transcendence Terrence Malick

Words: 990
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

" The narrator of the film asks: "hat's this war in the heart of nature? hy does nature vie with itself, the land contend with the sea? Is there…

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Essay

Biology

Recurs Through a Few Works

Words: 1047
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

As William Henry Davies would have averred, "… we have no time to stand and stare…" Frost describes, at length, how a young boy might have enjoyed himself swinging…

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Thesis

Animals

Walden the Term Economy Has

Words: 814
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Thesis

Question #4) Thoreau argues that his solitude does not equal loneliness. First, Thoreau describes the brilliance of his relationship with plants, animals, and the elements. Second, Thoreau comments on…

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6 Pages
Essay

American History

Politics Culture and Human Nature

Words: 2836
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Essay

Mill take issue with the Puritans? Explain. Famed government theoretician John Stuart Mill took great exception with the Puritans who traveled to the New orld in order to start…

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Government

How Free Is the Will of the Individual Within Society

Words: 989
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Conflict between Civil Obedience and Moral Freedom (Free ill and Personal Conscience) in the Discourses of Henry Thoreau, Martin Luther King, and Plato People in societies, upon establishing institutions…

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Black Studies - Philosophy

Ethics That Government Is Best Which Governs

Words: 646
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Ethics "That government is best which governs least," (Thoreau). The opening line of Civil Disobedience testifies to the importance of individual enlightenment over blind conformity. Government should ideally be…

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Family and Marriage

American Dream in Arthur Miller's Death of

Words: 1635
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Term Paper

American Dream" in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" with References to Mark Twain and Henry Thoreau Arthur Miller's play entitled "Death of a Salesman" is a story about…

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Biology

Nature and Human

Words: 2016
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Term Paper

landscape studies pioneer, John rinckerhoff Jackson, studied the contemporary landscape - common, everyday places where we live, work and play - for the clues it provides to American culture.…

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Essay

Literature

Charles Fort's We Do Not Fear the

Words: 2010
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Essay

Charles Fort's We do not Fear the Father and Louise Edrich's the Lady in the Pink Mustang, what are the metaphors, similes and allegories in these two poems? How…

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3 Pages
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Psychology

Nick Carraway Nick You Are a Sensitive

Words: 1147
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

Nick Carraway Nick, you are a sensitive, thoughtful, and intelligent man who has the potential to learn a lot from the current challenges you have presented. The questions you…

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Native Americans

Native American Trickster Tales Coyote Skunk and

Words: 583
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Native American trickster tales "Coyote, Skunk and the Prairie Dogs," and "Owlwoman and Coyote" and "Walden," by Henry David Thoreau. Specifically it will look at the depiction of the…

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Literature

Memoirist's Commitment to the Truth

Words: 702
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

It is about impression and feeling, about individual recollection. This memoir is a combination of facts about my life and certain embellishments. It is a subjective truth, altered by…

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Black Studies - Philosophy

Philosophy Happiness Is an Emotional

Words: 481
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Further, warfare and poverty have all but been eliminated. But in order to have happiness, the people are dependent on government produced stimulation, including Soma and promiscuous sex. The…

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3 Pages
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Literature

Compare and Contrast the Concept

Words: 816
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

nature in American literature, from earliest writings to the Civil War period. It is my purpose to outline the connection between spirituality, freedom and nature and explain how American…

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American History

Mexican War

Words: 959
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

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…

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Biology

Walden and Other Writings by

Words: 712
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Term Paper

They both are seeking wisdom and spiritual growth, but for very different reasons. Frankl has to find some kind of order and reason in his experience, or he will…

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5 Pages
Essay

Government

Society Is One in Which

Words: 1454
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Essay

Heavy rule will always lead to destruction one way or another. Individuals can only take being oppressed for so long. An ideal society is one where the government and…

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Government

Revolution Education and Modernization Revolution Education and

Words: 897
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

evolution, Education, And Modernization evolution, Education and Modernization Is revolution an acceptable way to change government? Why or why not? In 1776 the founding fathers of the United States…

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Animals

American Myths Nature Environment Unlimited Growth and

Words: 1789
Length: 7 Pages
Type: Essay

American Myths Nature Environment Unlimited Growth and Finite Resources Western Civilization is currently coming to terms with some very important and unsettling realities. Capitalism, and modern economics thinkers, have…

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American History

Jim Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry

Words: 1231
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

John Brown's Raid On Harper's Ferry John Brown and his raid at Harper's Ferry have a symbolic importance, as he himself was well aware, to suggest that not all…

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Black Studies

Malcolm Martin Luther King Was

Words: 3783
Length: 9 Pages
Type: Term Paper

A few thousand people gathered at the venue that evening, and when Dr. Martin Luther King took up the mike and spoke that he was 'tired' of being discriminated…

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Literature

Scott Russell Sanders

Words: 1694
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Scott Russell Sanders -- a Modern, Midwestern Transcendentalist His evolving life and vision Scott Russell Sanders is one of the most distinguished authors of creative and environmentalist fiction, nonfiction,…

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Research Paper

Race / Racism

Racism in Birmingham Alabama

Words: 1677
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Research Paper

Birmingham Campaign of 1963 and the Civil Rights Movement Since the end of the Civil War and the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery in America,…

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Literature

Arranged in a Pleasing and

Words: 1370
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Term Paper

I think Dickinson's poem is a work that is quite special because of the way she has taken the topic of death and she has made death into human…

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Mythology - Religion

Nathanial Hawthorne The Ministers Black

Words: 935
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

Mr. Hooper states that he is no better or worse than the other members of his community, who he believes also harbor secret sins, even though they act as…

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Recreation

Backpacking Is Often Regarded as an Activity

Words: 2419
Length: 8 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Backpacking is often regarded as an activity, which is undertaken only by those people who have a deep love for the outdoors, adventure, or for roughing it out. However,…

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Literature

Gertrude Stein Indeed Gertrude Stein Wrote for

Words: 4312
Length: 12 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Gertrude Stein Indeed. Gertrude Stein wrote for "herself" for many years prior to ever being noticed as the marvelously talented and versatile writer that she was. That fact was…

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American History

The Importance of Self Reliance

Words: 5088
Length: 15 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Emerson, he believed resistance to conformity and exploration of self, led to a kind of self-reliance that permeated the inner workings and imaginings of the human soul. What began…

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Essay

Education

Social Studies Instruction Observations

Words: 585
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

The Social Studies instruction that I observed was in a high school setting with students of diverse ethnicities and backgrounds. The demographic of the class consisted of 12 students,…

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6 Pages
Term Paper

Transportation - Environmental Issues

Environmentalism Group Environmentalism Is Defined

Words: 1799
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Term Paper

To a great degree individual environmentalists, and especially martyrs, those who have lost their lives or liberty are seen by those in the most radical circles as defining members…

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Mythology - Religion

Reform- Both Social and Spiritual-

Words: 1765
Length: 7 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Whilst I talk, some poor farmer drudges & slaves for me" (Journals 9: 126). He feels that a real reformer is the one who would refuse to purchase or…

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Article Review

Transportation - Environmental Issues

Green Roofs Living Walls Green

Words: 1216
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Article Review

However incentives such as cleaner air, less pollution in areas where there is little greenery, natural beauty, and a healthy food source are attractive blogs Kevin Songer on 'Living…

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10 Pages
Assessment

Drama - World

Ad to Present the Civil

Words: 3003
Length: 10 Pages
Type: Assessment

S. responded to the Great Depression by electing FDR, who brought out his Alphabet Programs which were supposed to put the nation back to work with public works projects.…

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7 Pages
Term Paper

Anthropology

European-Indian Contact New England Books

Words: 2359
Length: 7 Pages
Type: Term Paper

His analysis is therefore a direct investigation of the contact between the two cultural identities and their specific characteristics. As opposed to this, Cronon uses an indirect argumentation to…

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4 Pages
Essay

Black Studies - Philosophy

Socrates' Speech in Plato's Apology It Is

Words: 1373
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

Socrates' speech in Plato's Apology. It is this author's opinion that Socrates' position that the unexamined life is not worth living has validity. We will see that this is…

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Literature

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Words: 2042
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, a Florida Folklife riter It is important when pursuing the study of history, not to get caught in the habit of reciting historical dates and facts.…

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Literature

Knew a Woman by Theodore Roethke Theodore

Words: 1355
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Knew a oman by Theodore Roethke: Theodore Roethke was, above all, a great American poet -- planted solidly in the tradition of Emerson, Thoreau, and hitman. Indeed, much like…

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8 Pages
Capstone Project

Biology

Human The Meaning of Humanity Is Difficult

Words: 2481
Length: 8 Pages
Type: Capstone Project

human? The meaning of humanity is difficult to grasp. It is complex and often layered. People do not think of humanity as being one of animals or being. It…

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Essay

Family and Marriage

Family Influenced Your Career Direction in Both

Words: 835
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

family influenced your career direction in both subtle and direct ways? My grandparents, parents and siblings have all influenced my career direction in direct and indirect (but sometimes not…

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Reaction Paper

Literature

Role of Identity in Conflicts

Words: 1167
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Reaction Paper

human condition is the inevitability of conflict. In fact, in virtually any organizational setting, conflicts will take place on a regular basis as part of normal operations. To determine…

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