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Nature of Women in Many Ways the

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In many ways, the relationship between the female characters in Edith harton's "Roman Fever" and Susan Glaspell's "Trifles" is diametrically opposed between the two stories. Although there is a degree of amicability prevalent in the relationship in each tale, the principle characters in harton's narrative are largely antagonistic towards one another, whereas the principles in Glaspell's play seem to grow closer towards one another the more time they spend together. hat is significant about this fact is that the reason for the animosity in the former work and the growing sense of unity in the latter is relatively the same -- the nature of women. The conflict in "Trifles" presents a number of facets about the nature of women that allows for solidarity in the face of adversity, whereas the conflict in "Roman Fever" illustrates aspects of womanhood that is indicative of disunity and antagonism.

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Wharton, Edith. "Roman Fever." Classweb.gmu.edu. Web. http://classweb.gmu.edu/rnanian/Wharton-RomanFever.html

Glaspell, Susan. "Trifles." One-Act-Plays.com. 1916. Web.  http://www.one-act-plays.com/dramas/trifles.html
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Spatial Relationships in Susan Glaspell's

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Wright indicated her dead husband was after being questioned by Mr. Hale. Notwithstanding the close spatial relationship of husband and wife sleeping in the same bed, the murder took place without Mrs. Wright's knowledge. The upstairs area is clearly delineated from the downstairs kitchen where women "ruled the roost" when the men laugh at the women for their interest in quilting styles rather than the crime at hand. In addition, Glaspell also draws on the spatial relationships that exist between women in terms of their geographic proximity as well as their natural camaraderie and fellowship. Indeed, Mrs. Hale admits, "I might have known she needed help! I know how things can be -- for women. I tell you, it's queer, Mrs. Peters. We live close together and we live far apart. We all go through the same things -- it's all just a different kind of the same thing."… [Read More]

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Worthy of Being on Stage

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As mothers, wives and housekeepers women can hardly enact their sensibility: "Not having children makes less work -- but it makes a quiet house, and right out to work all day, and no company when he did come in."(Glaspell)

Men do nothing but laugh at the trivialities that women are preoccupied with, preserving their belief that the sensibility is something exaggerated and that women always make a fuss over the most banal things:

My, it's a good thing the men couldn't hear us. ouldn't they just laugh! Getting all stirred up over a little thing like a -- dead canary. As if that could have anything to do with--with -- wouldn't they laugh!"(Glaspell)

Glaspell's play therefore is truly enlightening in many respects, and is worthy of being represented on stage as it manages to pinpoint the way in which the interior world and the sensibility of the women is for…… [Read More]

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Glaspell, Susan. Trifles.  http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/eng384/trifles.htm 

Williams, Tennessee. The Glass Menagerie. http://staff.bcc.edu/faculty_websites/jalexand/Williams -- The_Glass_Menagerie.htm

Susan Glaspell. Trifles.
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Depression in Literature Minnie Wright

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Then after Homer disappeared, she gave china painting lessons until a new generation lost interest, and then "The front door closed...remained closed for good" (Faulkner pp). Emily's depression caused her to become a recluse.

All three female protagonists are so dominated by male authority figures that their loneliness leads to severe depression, which in turn leads to madness, then eventually acts of violence. None of the women have active control of their lives, however, each in their own way makes a desperate attempt to take action, to seek a type of redemption for the misery and humiliation they have endured by the male figures in their lives.

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Curry, Renee R. "Gender and authorial limitation in Faulkner's 'A Rose for Emily.'" The Mississippi Quarterly. June 22, 1994. Retrieved July 28, 2005 from HighBeam Research Library eb site.

Faulkner, illiam. "A Rose for Emily." Retrieved July 28, 2005 at http://xroads.virginia.edu/~drbr/wf_rose.html…… [Read More]

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Curry, Renee R. "Gender and authorial limitation in Faulkner's 'A Rose for Emily.'" The Mississippi Quarterly. June 22, 1994. Retrieved July 28, 2005 from HighBeam Research Library Web site.

Faulkner, William. "A Rose for Emily." Retrieved July 28, 2005 at  http://xroads.virginia.edu/~drbr/wf_rose.html 

Gilman1, Charlotte Perkins. "The Yellow Wallpaper (1899)." Retrieved July 29, 2005 at http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/lavender/wallpaper.html

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. "Why I Wrote The Yellow Wallpaper" 1913. Retrieved July 28, 2005 at http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/lavender/whyyw.html
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Thematic Structure

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Subjective truth forms our perception of reality when regarding people, cultures, religion, or any other differentiating factor, and this is true of the male gender-perception of women. Plausibility structures, which govern our perspective and control how we perceive the Other, are part and parcel of every culture, gender, religion, and community. In fact, they are directly responsible for our ability to believe the seemingly unbelievable about others. For example, for a very long time, members of hate groups (which they would call patriotic organizations) have created a culture in which its members are convinced of the reality that all people who are not white are so different from them as to be rendered unimportant. Men have, for millennia, subjected women to a 'reality' that tells them they are inferior of mind and body, are unable to engage in the kinds of activities that men can, and that their contributions to…… [Read More]

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Glaspell, Susan. "Trifles." Literature and the Writing Process, 6th Edition. Elizabeth McMahan, Susan X. Day, Robert Funk [Editors]. New York: Prentiss Hall, 2001. pp977-986.

Hwang, David. "M. Butterfly." Literature and the Writing Process, 6th Edition. Elizabeth McMahan, Susan X. Day, Robert Funk [Editors]. New York: Prentiss Hall, 2001. pp706-750.
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Zeroing in on Seven Iconic Plays

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Pygmalion -- George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw -- one of the most well regarded playwrights -- wrote this comedy and first presented it to the public in 1912. He took some of the substance of the original Greek myth of Pygmalion and turned it into a popular play. In Greek mythology Pygmalion actually came to fall in love with one of his sculptures, and the sculpture suddenly became a living human. But in this play two older gentlemen, Professor Higgins (who is a scientist studying the art of phonetics) and Colonel Pickering (a linguist who specializes in Indian dialects) meet in the rain at the start of this play.

Higgins makes a bet with Pickering that because of his great understanding of phonetics, he will be able to take the Covent Garden flower girl -- who speaks "cockney" which is not considered very high brow in England -- and…… [Read More]

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Bennett, A. (2008). The History Boys. London, UK: Farber & Farber.

Glaspell, S. (1921). Inheritors: A Play in Three Acts. Berkeley, CA: University of California.

Glaspell, S. (2008). Trifles. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan

Hellman, L. (2013). The Children's Hour. Whitefish, MT: Literary Licensing, LLC.
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Formative Work in the Development

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" (Line 19) Her art creates joy but she still has to exist in the mundane world of everyday strife and problems.

e also find this concern with the strife and woes of the world in the second poem "The eary Blues." In this poem the art form is music and particularly 'blues' music, which echoes the suffering, problems and anxieties of human life and existence. The sense of being tired and troubled is emphasized through repetition and by the refrain " O. Blues!." The state of mind of the blues player is clearly depicted in the language of the poem; for example, the way that the blues swinger sways to the music.

Both these poems show how art forms such as music and dance can express the feelings of the soul of mankind. Both also suggest that art is also a way of transcending or going beyond the problems…… [Read More]

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Mckay, C. If We Must Die, Web. 27 April, 2012.

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/if-we-must-die/ )

McKay, C. The Harlem Dancer. Web. 27 April, 2012. (http://www.poetry-

archive.com/m/the_harlem_dancer.html).
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Ibsen's Side Note Is a Remarkably Astute

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Ibsen's side note is a emakably astute and honest appaisal of the ealities of patiachy. The statement was cetainly tue of Noa and he society. Even as she ties to negotiate some semblance of powe in the domestic ealm, the baies to women achieving genuine political, financial and social equality ae too entenched in the society.

The cental theme of patiachy is played out though the motif of the doll house itself, which is a metapho fo the domestication and subjugation of women. A woman is pevented fom acting outside of he ole in the domestic sphee. She cannot "be heself" in the way a man can, which is to say, pemitted to pusue any level of education she pleases o acquie any type of pofessional cedentials she would like. Women ae beholden to men and become financially dependent on them, as they ae lauchned into caees of domestic sevitude.…… [Read More]

references to the need to subvert patriarchy in whatever means possible. Patriarchy has a literal and symbolic stranglehold over society. It chokes the ability of women to be happy, as the story of Mrs. Wright shows. Her neighbors muse about the way Mrs. Wright used to be happy, "She used to wear pretty clothes and be lively, when she was Minnie Foster." This shows how marriage can kill the spirit of a woman. The play is an outcry against gender inequity and injustice, not a murder mystery.
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Freedom and Responsibility in That

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Mrs. Peters shows this belief when she says, "But Mrs. Hale, the law is the law." (Glaspell, 16.)

Many of the laws that govern society are based on maintaining society. This includes criminal laws, which are easily justified, they protect everyone's safety. It also includes business laws, which again protect society by clarifying how businesses can operate. Everyone has a responsibility towards society simply because they are part of it. This means that individual freedom is restricted in favor of the freedom of society.

The question that "Trifles" raises, is when is it all right to overlook this responsibility to society in favor of responsibility to an individual. In life, this question is raised often. Stealing is a crime, but is it acceptable to steal food if a child's life depends on it? In the play we see that a criminal crime of 'suppression of evidence' occurs where Mrs. Peters…… [Read More]

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Women Are Limited From the Very Beginning

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women are "limited" from the very beginning of the play even in the sense that nearly a third of the drama passes without any role from the women whatsoever -- they are minimized in the background as the men do their work. The men carry on their official business in the house and the women are simply there to gather up things for Mrs. Wright while the men attempt to solve the crime. The men dominate the conversation and it is not really until they go upstairs to leave the women to themselves that the women come to the forefront. Though, before they leave their wives downstairs, there is a primary indicator of social roles that takes place in the kitchen. When the County Attorney discovers the mess of the fruit preserves, Mrs. Peters explains that Mrs. Wright was worried about the jars breaking. The underlying theme to the play…… [Read More]

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Social Context of Hysteria in Freud's Time

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Psychology of Hysteria During Sigmund Freud's Era

For a man who dedicated his life's work to furthering humanity's understanding of its own psychological processes, the revolutionary pioneer of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud remained woefully misunderstood during his own era, and has so ever since. Although Freud published a voluminous body of innovative research during his professional career as a neuropathic researcher, studying a wide array of cognitive disorders from addiction to aphasia, it is the Austrian's radical reimagining of the human mind's very structure that has made Freud a household name for multiple generations. By conceiving of the mind as being similar to an iceberg floating in the sea -- with only a small portion of the entire entity ever visible -- Freud's conceptualization of the human psyche as a behavioral balancing act between the id, the superego, and the ego, with thought occurring at both the conscious and subconscious levels,…… [Read More]

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Bornstein, R.F. (2003). Psychodynamic models of personality. Handbook of psychology.

Freud, S. (1896). "The Aetiology of Hysteria." The Standard Edition of the Complete

Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud. Trans. James Strachey, 24, 1953-1974.

Freud, S., & Breuer, J. (1895). "Studies in Hysteria." The Standard Edition of the Complete
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Desire to Enjoy the Sexual

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As in the first story, culture is not just a sub-theme; it is defined in the setting, in the conflict, in the characters and the tone of the story. In this case it involves leaving one culture (low income) and joining the high-tone community of wealth. Mrs. Jordan did not have to start suckling babies for a living, although when her son Leo, her own flesh and blood, becomes wealthy, and shuns his mother. Leo leaves his poor mother just a thousand shillings a month for her subsistence. It is obvious that Leo -- due to his rise into the cultural stratosphere of great wealth -- has become aloof, selfish, and lost his interest in family matters, or perhaps his humanity per se; he's been giving his aging mother a thousand shillings for twenty years without a raise to cover inflation. Notwithstanding the shabby treatment, Mrs. Jordan is in denial…… [Read More]

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Bachmann, Ingeborg. "The Barking." In German Women Writers of the Twentieth Century,

E. Herrmann & E. Spits, Eds. London: Pergamon Press, 1978, pp. 78-86.

Devi, Mahasweta. "Breast-Giver." In Other Worlds: Essays in Cultural Politics, G.

Spivak, Ed. New York & London: Metheum, 1987, pp. 222-240.
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Secret Harboring of Fugitives --

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The image of the law arises, but like the woman, the captain has already experienced a kind of internal, moral shift. Like the woman the captain cannot bear to morally condemn the murderer, or reveal the fact that Leggatt is on his ship when the authorities arrive. Captain Archbold wants to act according to the law, like the men of the Glaspell tale, but Leggatt's protective captain pretends the ship is empty and points out that Leggatt's actions helped save the ship during a storm.

The captain, from a law-abiding man, has suddenly become a man who will evade the law, because he mysteriously perceives himself to be the same as another man. Unlike the feminist identification or mirroring that occurs in the Glaspell tale, the Conrad tale's sense of a "mirror image" of two psychologically united selves is far more mysterious. Eventually, the captain agrees to allow Leggatt to…… [Read More]

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Conrad, Joseph. "The Secret Sharer." Project Gutenberg e-text. 9 Feb 2008.  http://www.gutenberg.org/files/220/220.txt 

Glaspell, Susan. "A Jury of Her Peers." Learner.org. Full text. 9 Feb 2008.  http://www.learner.org/interactives/literature/story/fulltext.html
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Moll Flanders the Eighteenth Century Is Often

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Moll Flanders

The eighteenth century is often thought of a time of pure reason; after all, the eighteenth century saw the Enlightenment, a time when people believed fervently in rationality, objectivity and progress. However, Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe also shows an era of chaos, depicted by a sort of wildness inside of people. Moll Flanders, the protagonist of Defoe's story, has been an orphan, a wife, mother, prostitute and a thief. Paula Backscheider (65) urges that Moll Flanders symbolizes the vicissitudes that were frequently experienced by many people in what was supposed to be an enlightened age. This is an obvious juxtaposition in Defoe's work. Defoe depicts a world that is not very compassionate, despite it being the Enlightenment period. Moll should have been better taken care of as an orphan, but she wasn't and this shows a complete lack of social responsibility on the government's side. There seems…… [Read More]

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Backscheider, Paula R. Moll Flanders: The Making of a Criminal Mind. (Twayne's

Masterwork Studies). Twayne Publishers, 1990.

Defoe, Daniel. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders. Oxford University Press, 2009.

Dupre, Louis K. The Enlightenment and the Intellectual of Modern Culture. Yale University Press, 2005.
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Changing Role of Women in the Late

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Changing Role of Women in the Late 1800s

In "A azard of New Fortunes," William Dean owells explores a number of themes through the interaction of the major characters in the novel. Much of his focus revolves around the women in the book and the interaction of these women with each other and with men. owells writes about issues contemporary to the time of the book's publication in 1890. Not coincidentally the 1880s marked the beginning of a significant upsurge in the women's movement. "A azard of New Fortunes" presents women who abide by the old values in contrast to women who have begun to adopt the values that eventually lead to full suffrage for women, more education opportunities for women, and more career choices for women. Women would become increasingly vocal about their opinions and begin to organize themselves for a direct assault on the institutions that were so…… [Read More]

Howells illustrates the crosscurrents of the late 1800s in the United States by conceiving two conflicting characters, Mrs. March and Alma Leighton. Mrs. March represents the traditional good wife who is her husband's confidant and who supports him in every way. Alma represents the petulant "new woman" who has no sense of compromise and no sense of responsibility except to her. Howells portrayal of Mrs. March is much kinder than his portrayal of Alma. With the wave of social change yet to crest, Howells is more inclined to the traditional than to the radical. Ultimately though the ideal situation would be a balance between the traditional and the radical.

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Howells, William Dean. A Hazard of New Fortunes. Aug 2002. Produced by David Widger for The Project Gutenberg Etext. 23 Feb 2002.
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Mis-Education of the Negro by

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The Negro race has a rather large share of the last mentioned class" (Woodson 96). While he may feel he is being honest about the Negroes reaction to a white-dominated society and education, it does not seem to serve his race well to call a majority of them fools; in fact, it may help flame racial stereotypes that already exist. He continues, "Hundreds of employees of African blood frankly say that they will not work under a Negro" (Woodson 99). Again, he is reducing his race to stereotypes, and shows is own "educated" prejudice against his fellows. While his book is interesting, thought-provoking, and well researched and explained; Woodson's own tendency toward prejudices removes some of his credence and makes the reader wonder about some of this other conjectures and arguments.

The author's theories on mis-education are well thought out and he gives numerous examples and arguments that back up…… [Read More]

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Woodson, Carter G. The Mis-Education of the Negro. Grand Rapids, MI: Candace Press, 1996.
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Sonnet Scansion Analysis and Explication

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Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Love is Not All"

Scansion and Analysis

Edna St. Vincent Millay utilizes a traditional sonnet form in "Love is Not All" that is reminiscent of a Shakespearean sonnet, with an ABAB, CDCD, EFEF, GG rhyme scheme. It also contains a "turn," in that the argument that the poet appears to be making throughout the first half of the poem is suddenly turned in a different and unexpected manner so that the last lines of the poem surprise the reader and lead him to a contradictory or opposite conclusion. In this case, the first part of the sonnet is set to giving negative reasons for what love is not and why it is not so important in practical terms. And yet the poet concludes that in spite of all these practical reasons, love is still, in fact, everything -- that is, it is worth more than all…… [Read More]

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Witnesses Five Teenagers Who Died

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His life became a constant dread, a horrible fear that German militia would kill him or his family.

On June 16, 1941, the Nazis ordered his father to report to the militia. "I looked out the window for hours on end," David wrote in his diary (p. 17). He thought his parents would return soon but "…the hours went by and still no sign of them…in the end I didn't know what to think." On the 17th of June, the Nazis came into David's village and searched other houses but not David's. One day a Nazi (David always referred to them as "militiamen") pushed a motorcycle into David's house after the motorcycle had broken down. hile the Nazi was still in the neighborhood, some Jews came along; the Nazi checked their papers and then administered "…a severe beating" to an innocent man (p. 18).

"Nowadays a person can be arrested…… [Read More]

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Boas, Jacob. (2009). We Are Witnesses: Five Diaries of Teenagers Who Died in the Holocaust.

New York: Macmillion.

CBN News. (2009). Amid Protests, Iran President Denies Holocaust. Retrieved Nov. 10, 2010,

From  http://www.cbn.com .
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Henry James Is a Plot That Is

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Henry James is a plot that is replete with symbolism both in its overarching theme and in its subcomponents.

The Aspern Papers devolves around the plot of a man who would stoop at almost nothing to procure and publish the papers of Jeffery Aspern a famous poet. The character, this nameless narrator, goes to Venice to locate Juliana Bordereau, former lover of a famous, now dead, American poet. He erreoneously believes that Juliana has papers written by this poet and is prepared to court her niece Miss Tita, an unappealing and simple woman, in order to catch a glimpse of these 'Aspern papers'. Miss Tita agrees to help him. Juliana later offers to sell a miniature portrait of Aspern to the narrator for an exorbitant price, but shortly after catches the narrator rifling through her room searching for the alleged papers. Juliana calls the narrator a "publishing scoundrel," collapses, the…… [Read More]

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James, H. The great short novels of Henry James, New York, Dial Press, 1944

Kaplan, F. Henry James: the imagination of genius: a biography . New York: Morrow, 1992.
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Fourteen Byzantine Rulers by Michael

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He shows her as generous, but acts as if that is a negative quality, and about the only good thing he has to say about her is that she handled herself well in exile and that she was extremely pious. He is unemotional and detached when he writes about her death, yet he worked with her husband closely and admired him a great deal. He does not even discuss the Emperor's reaction to her death, which indicates how little he thought of the woman. He writes of Zoe's death, "So the gold was squandered with all the uncontrolled profusion of a flood, and Zoe, after a short and painful illness, but little change in her outward appearance, departed this life at the age of seventy-two."

It seems that even in death, he cannot bring himself to say something positive about anything but her appearance, which may show his bias toward…… [Read More]

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Psellus, Michael. Fourteen Byzantine Rulers. Penguin Books: London, 1966.

Michael Psellus. Fourteen Byzantine Rulers. Penguin Books: London, 1966, 157.

Ibid, 157.

Ibid.
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Object of Women in My

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That he was not the reason that her cheeks were glowing might have been something for him to investigate and improve their marriage; however, she was just a woman and why would he bother himself with such trifles.

In short, the duke can commit murder if he feels that his wife does live up to his expectations. Obviously, there are no ramifications for his behavior as he brags about the event and is very pleased to display the new and improved version of his wife that is under his complete control. e can see how women are also treated as objects in this poem. hen the Duke could have her the way he wanted her, decided to make her into something that would entertain him. e cannot say that the Duke did not love his wife. He is like Othello in that he loved her too well but she had…… [Read More]

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Browning, Robert. "My Last Duchess." The Norton Anthology of English Literature. Vol. II. Abrams, M. H, ed. New York W.W. Norton and Company. 1986.
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Conquest of New Spain Castillo

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Diaz del Castillo has an undoubted ideological bias in stressing how that the small band of Spanish soldiers, barely numbering in the several hundreds, could never have defeated the mighty Mexican army, but his account gives the reader pause. Diaz del Castillo's account, even if one allows for a certain amount of exaggeration here and there, to have a ring of authenticity, as he portrays his own people as well as the Aztecs warts and all, including their squabbling about gold: "now all men covet gold, and the more we have the more we want, yet several recognizable pieces were missing from the heaps" (Del Castillo 274)

Morally speaking, can the Spanish conquest be 'wrong' and yet the way of life of the conquered morally abhorrent? The Conquest of New Spain raises many troubling ethical questions for a critical reader, reading with a post-colonial, post-modern mindset. Although it was not…… [Read More]

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Edmund Burke's Speech on Conciliation

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Actually, it turned out that Burke was right all along, and by rejecting his ideas for peace - and the others who were in his camp - England cut it's own throat. The colonies were not to be denied in this matter, and no amount of taxation or bullying on the part of the Mother Country would succeed.

At this point Burke points out that after all, the Colonies are populated with people with British names. This is Burke bringing it all down to linkage with the family unit. Basically he is saying, the Colonies are a new nation made up of family, relatives, friends of the Mother Country. "My hold of the Colonies is in the close affection which grows from common names, from kindred blood..." And Burke is saying that these people that the leadership wants to go to war with are cousins, aunts, grandparents, nephews and nieces.…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Burke, Edmund. "Edmund Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America." May, 2004.

EBook #5655, Project Gutenberg.
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Survival Theory Richard Dawkins' the

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As this meme passed down through generations, it became more pervasive and it also became more complete. When slavery in the New World began, both blacks and whites were enslaved, black slaves could gain freedom, and slavery was not a condition of birth. However, as that changed, the memes surrounding African-Americans also changed. Not only were blacks seen as not equal to whites, but they were seen as incapable of becoming equal to whites. Therefore, when Jim Crow segregation was first challenged under the Fourteenth Amendment, the Supreme Court determined that separate facilities were not inherently unequal, despite overwhelming evidence that the facilities provided for African-Americans were factually inferior to those provided for whites. While this meme has been challenged by newer ideas and has, generally, not stood up to scientific, moral, and religious challenges, vestiges of it remain in almost every American person. As a result, many Americans, of…… [Read More]

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Corrales, J. (1999) the politics of education reform: bolstering the supply and demand; overcoming institutional blocks. Retrieved January 19, 2008 from the World Bank

Web site: http://www1.worldbank.org/education/globaleducationreform/pdf/corrales.pdf

Catalano, J. (1996) Review: Richard Dawkins: books: the selfish gene. Retrieved January 19, 2008 from the World of Richard Dawkins

Web site:  http://www.simonyi.ox.ac.uk/dawkins/WorldOfDawkins-archive/Dawkins/Work/Books/selfish.shtml
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Wiener Werkstatte the Gesamtkunstwerk in

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The actual construction was the work of ast (Villa ast). Similar to his previous creation, classicism is captured within the "fluted pillars" and "lateral projections." Numerous ornaments, such as pearl, egg-and-dart, and leaf moldings, are incorporated. Notable sculptures include one by Anton Hanak, above the tall windows on the right side of the house. Hoffmann's geometric motifs are also detected through the verticals and latticework. The furnishings also bear geometric grid patterns. Specific features include square flowers and lozenge patterns with complementary colors of white and black (white and gold is used as well). An overall impression of lightness is also achieved, with high stairwells, freestanding marble columns, and decorative glasswork. Notably, the design of the garden was intended to give off an exclusive impression. The terraces (some semi-cylindrical, some not) and ground level disparities instigate a conservative sense. In contrast, freedom is also employed with the rich modulations of…… [Read More]

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Drunkard the Sins of the

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He reflects that the: "wonderful thing about porter was the way it made you stand aside, or rather float aloft like a cherub rolling on a cloud, and watch yourself with your legs crossed, leaning against a bar counter, not worrying about trifles but thinking deep, serious, grown-up thoughts about life and death." The disapproving comments of the "shawlies" or women watching the boy get sick voice the reader's likely feelings about the incident: "isn't it the likes of them would be fathers?"

The narrator's voice from then on, also by necessity, is more coherent than the interior voice of a tipsy child, but he still tries to convey the child's physical sense of discomfort, like the child's anger that he does not feel "grand" like his father assures him that he will after he is ill, or when his father's friends tell him he will feel right in a…… [Read More]

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O'Connor, Frank. "The Drunkard." 14 May 2007. Short Story Classics. Last updated 11

Feb 2000. E-Text available at http://ee.1asphost.com/shortstoryclassics/foconnordrunkard.html
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Various Authors

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Fiction:

Fou Stoies and thei Elements

A peson eads fiction fo many easons. Often times, as Richad Wight suggests, one chooses to escape one's life, and discove new ealities and states of being. Fiction is pehaps the most poweful medium that can tanspot a peson outside of eveything peviously known, as fiction challenges not only one's intelligence, but also one's imagination. Due to this eason, fiction is hee to say, so to speak, unchallenged in its complexity by such things as television o othe eceational activities, as compute o video games. The following pages will engage fou stoies in ode to descibe just how inticate a witten wok of fiction can be, and will examine vaious pats of these stoies in ode to link them to ways of thinking and daily existence.

An Act of Vengeance by Isabel Allende

This shot stoy by Isabel Allende is tuly a melange of…… [Read More]

references were taken from the documents which you provided, which included the four stories above, as well as the short segment on fiction by Richard Wright. No outside sources were utilized.
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Doll's House Is a Three-Act

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Linde: Come, come-

Nora: - that I have gone through nothing in this world of cares.

Mrs. Linde: But my dear Nora, you have just told me all your troubles.

Nora: Pooh! -- those were trifles (lowering her voice) I have not told you the important thing (20).

We see Torvald's side of the deception in Act Three after he learns of Nora's forgery and Krogstad's ability to expose her. The conversations Thorvald has had during the previous two Acts show us that he is really only attracted to Nora because of her beauty and the social status that will glean him in society. He notes, "From now on, forget happiness. Now it's just about saving the remains, the wreckage, the appearance," showing us that all he really cares about it he own social status and reputation, naught for Nora. Essentially, Nora's forgery is the epitome of their disenfranchised and…… [Read More]

REFERENCES

Ibsen, H. A Doll's House. Clayton, DE: Prestwick House, 2005.

Unwin, S. Ibsen's A Doll's House: Page to Stage Study Guide. London: Nick Hern Books,
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Letter to Friend Imparting the

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Katharine, what Montaigne means is that inanity which we human beings are full of is one of those things that makes life worth living. The absurdism and comedy in life and in each other are the things that make life so unique and so worthwhile. In returning to your life, your children, your family and friends, I feel you will be able to rediscover this absurdism, the silliness in yourself and in the people around you. I truly believe that is something which will help you to find joy once again in life, as you were someone who, in the past, appreciated jokes and the inane more than anyone else I knew.

More than anything, Katharine, I ask you to look for courage within yourself. What you're currently trying to work through and live with is not easy by any means. Most people we know have not had to suffer…… [Read More]

References

Bakewell, S. How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at .... Essex: Random House, 2011. Web.
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War Over Countless Years of

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Dim through the misty panes and thick green light,/as under a green sea, I saw him drowning./in all my dreams before my helpless sight / He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning./if in some smothering dreams, you too could pace/Behind the wagon that we flung him in,/and watch the white eyes writhing in his face,/His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin,/if you could hear, at every jolt, the blood/Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs/Bitter as the cud / of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues, -- / My friend, you would not tell with such high zest/to children ardent for some desperate glory,/the old Lie: Dulce et decorum est / Pro patria mori. (Owen)

This is not how Owen "might" respond to patriotism this is a direct assault upon it. The words of Dali ring true as the toll of war is counted up among the youthful wasted…… [Read More]

References

Owen, W, Anthem for Doomed Youth, at  http://www.englishverse.com/poems/anthem_for_doomed_youth 

On Seeing a Piece of Our Artillery Brought into Action, at  http://www.poetryconnection.net/poets/Wilfred_Owen/1215 

Dulce et Decorum est at  http://www.potw.org/archive/potw3.html 

Remarque, E.M. (1958). All Quiet on the Western Front. Boston: Little Brown.
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Everyman Loss of Youth Loss

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Everyman must lose this false confidence, and lose his life, to truly understand the higher purpose of the human soul and existence, as Everyman prepares himself for the final passage -- and so must we all, good and bad.

But in "Peter Pan" there is a lack of moral apportioning to children along the lines of the laws of adult life. endy, who seems to be the most thoughtful and responsible of all the Peter Pan characters, pays with her youth and takes on adult responsibility unlike the title protagonist, who also transgresses but never feels remorse and never pays for any hurt he does to the girl. Thus, loss, both plays suggest, is an inevitable part of human life, but Barrie is far less positive about what this loss leaves. Loss for Barrie means the loss of carefree and amoral youth and the loves of youth, while loss in…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Abrams, M.H., a Glossary of Literary Terms: Fourth Edition Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1981.

Barrie, J.M. Peter Pan. Online Literature Library. Updated 29-Jun-1999. www.literature.org/authors/barrie-james-matthew/the-adventures-of-peterpan/chapter-01.html

Barrie, J.M. "Peter Pan." London: Routledge, 1950.

Desmet, D. "The Parable of the Talents in Everyman." Winter 1997 Everyman and the Parable of the Talents at http://virtual.park.uga.edu/~cdesmet/talents.htm
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Angry Child Anger Is an

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" (Angry Children, Worried Parents: Helping Families Manage Anger) Be certain in prevention and "planned parenting." Look for when certain circumstances are particularly troublesome or disappointing for your child and chalk out a "plan of action" beforehand. For instance, in case your child gets upset while visiting a shop, craving to have every item on the shelves, you can tell the child prior to stepping into the shop, "You are free to choose just one item. Tell me which one which item would you select" (Angry Children, Worried Parents: Helping Families Manage Anger) if at all this type of arrangement does not prove effective, it might be a sign that your child is reluctant to go along with you to the shop. or, in case your child creates a fracas about sleeping and you are engaged for an hour to coax him, it might aid to provide your child a…… [Read More]

References at  http://www.cdc.gov/nasd/docs/d001201-d001300/d001281/d001281.pdf . Accessed on 19 April, 2005
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Julian Margery Woolf the Majority

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During one of her mental breakdowns, Margery said she was visited by Jesus who said, "My daughter, why have you left me, when I never for one moment went away from you?" Unlike the religious writings of Julian, Margery wrote of everyday activities and events. She included accounts of her trips, marriage and gatherings with notable people.

The tale of "Shakespeare's sister" that Woolf tells in "A oom of One's Own" relates to the Middle Ages and enaissance and the status of women and the barriers they faced due to the stereotypes about their gender. Ironically, the world had not changed much in this regard when Woolf wrote. She had foreseen the reaction to "A oom of One's Own" and said in her diary: "I forecast, then, that I shall get no criticism, except of the evasive jocular kind... that the press will be kind & talk of its charm,…… [Read More]

References

Bynum, Caroline Walker. Fragmentation and Redemption: Essays on Gender and the Human Body in Medieval Religion. New York: Zone Books, 1992.

Norton Anthology of Literature by Women, The tradition in English-- 2nd edition, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar eds. New York: W.W.

Norton, 1996.

Robertson, Elizabeth. "Medieval Medical Views of Women and Female Spirituality in the Ancrene Wisse and Julian of Norwich's Showings." Feminist Approaches to the Body in Medieval Literature. Linda Lomperis and Sarah Stanbury, eds. Philadelphia: U. Of Pennsylvania Press, 1993: 142-167.
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Charlotte's Web Friendship Death and

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" (Amidon). ith this passage, hite helps parents and educators that children can understand even the saddest things in life, even if they cannot understand or tolerate things like injustice.

ilbur is similar to the children that hite targeted as readers. hen ilbur realizes that he cannot save Charlotte's life or even be with her in death, he takes a step to ensure her immortality. He pesters Templeton to help him, and he retrieves Charlotte's egg sac and takes it back to the barn. Once Charlotte's eggs hatch, ilbur is excited to meet her children, hoping to find the type of friendship he had with their mother. However, ilbur is again reminded that friendship is different, and that he saved the eggs for Charlotte, rather than for himself, when almost all of Charlotte's children leave the barn. However, some of them, like ilbur, are runts, and are too weak to…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Amidon, Stephen. "Caught in the Finest Web." The Guardian. 23 Nov. 2002. The Guardian.

14 Oct. 2006  http://books.guardian.co.uk/reviews/classics/0,6121,844748,00.html#article_continue .

MacPherson, Karen. "At 50, 'Charlotte's Web' Still Enraptures Readers Young and Old." Post-

Gazette. 30 Jul. 2002. Post-Gazette.com. 14 Oct. 2006  http://www.post-gazette.com/books/20020730corner0730p1.asp .
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Napoleon Defense in Defense of

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(Higonnet, 1) Quite to the reality of our future, that which he has produced in the defense of the rights of man will not be retracted. Nor will be his association to these accomplishments. Therefore, both to protect ourselves from the righteous indignation of a public who will not bear to see the disgracing of its champion and to serve with justice rather than with arbitrary defensiveness the legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte, this statement is to implore your judgeship to disregard St. Helena as a suitable place to exile any human being so much as one whose may be regarded as having so gracefully served those in his public.

orks Cited:

Higonnet, P. (1983). France Under Napoleon. The Journal of Modern History, 55(3).

Rank, J. (2007). The Napoleonic Code. Law Library: American Law and Legal Information. Online at http://law.jrank.org/pages/8702/Napoleonic-Code.html… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Higonnet, P. (1983). France Under Napoleon. The Journal of Modern History, 55(3).

Rank, J. (2007). The Napoleonic Code. Law Library: American Law and Legal Information. Online at  http://law.jrank.org/pages/8702/Napoleonic-Code.html
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Man of Feeling by Henry Mackenzie

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Henry Mackenzie's novel "The man of feeling." There are two main issue that we are going to address. The first one is demonstrating that the book under discussion is really a representative example of the sentimental novel genre.

The second one is an attempt to understand what is the novel's place in forming and evoking the concept of "nation."

In order to demonstrate that the book is part of the sentimental novel genre, we ought to be able to recognize the main features which characterize it. Derived from the domestic novel, the sentimental one was a popular genre at the time when Mackenzie wrote it. Meant to be a reaction to the generally diffused idea according to which humanity was depraved, the sentimental novel wishes to demonstrate the fact that human nature is inherently good.

In addition to that this type of novel wishes to provide its readers with a…… [Read More]

Bibliography:

Harkin, M. Mackenzie's Man of feeling": embalming sensibility, ELH article, June 22, 1994, retrieved April 20, 2010 from  http://www.accessmylibrary.com/article-1G1-16097466/mackenzie-man-feeling-embalming.html 

Mackenzie, Henry. The man of feeling. Gutenberg ebook. Retrieved April 20, 2010 http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext04/mnfl10.txt
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Toyota Culture That Culminated in the Safety

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Toyota culture that culminated in the safety issues and decline of the Toyota company although this is controversial;. ome say that the Toyota culture with its emphasis on family inheritance engendered decline, whilst others say that it was the reign of t he non-family members that culminated in the decline. till others insist that there was no decline at all and that that Toyota still shows profit. Either way, there seems to be unanimous agreement that internal corruption which includes protekzia of family members ruling the organization and promotion and employment acquisition working on connection rather than merit works to destruction of organization and should be eradicated for th e-company's good.

Mr. Toyoda's in-house detractors say the president has created an informal team of loyalists, making it tough for managers trying to communicate through the formal channels. One non-family manager says the current executive structure operates like a "shadow management…… [Read More]

Some may dispute the fact that Toyota has actually slipped, but there is no disputing the fact that Toyota suffers from its internal family feud. There are other factors that are harming the company, but this seems to be a significant element.

Source?

Shirouzu, N. (2010). Inside Toyota, executives trade blame over debacle. Wall Street Journal (Eastern Edition), p. A.1.  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=2008216551&Fmt=4&clientId=29440&RQT=309&VName=PQD
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Health and Social Sciences Grade Course Health

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Health and Social Sciences

Grade Course

Health, Well Being and Social Care in UK

Sociological Perspective of Health and Well Being in UK

Psychological Perspective of Health and Well Being in UK

Psycho-Social Needs of Service Users in UK

Health and Social Sciences

This report casts light upon the various aspects of physical and mental health of people living in United Kingdom. The selected sample chosen for this study belongs to the settings of people who do not belong to UK from their old generations and they are spending the lives of homelessness there. In other words, the paper is about physical and mental health of people who belong to other areas of the world but are settled in UK for education of job purpose. Since they are outsiders, they do not have permanent place to live in, they make temporal arrangements depending upon their requirements. Their priorities are different…… [Read More]

References

BBC News, 2011. Archbishop calls for NHS bill to cover spiritual health. [Online] Available at: <  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15570290  > [Accessed 07 Oct 2012]

Department of Health, 2012. Public Health, adult social care and the NHS. [online] Available at: <  http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/index.htm  > [Accessed 07 Oct 2012]

International Health Insurance, 2012. 3 Easy Steps to Health Insurance. [Online] Available at: <  http://www.international-health-insurance.com  / > [Accessed 07 Oct 2012]

Men's Health News, 2012. The Hardest Workout You're not Doing. [online] Available at: <  http://news.menshealth.com/the-hardest-workout-youre-not-doing/2012/02/10  / > [Accessed 07 Oct 2012]
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Shakespeare's Play Macbeth Women Play Influence Macbeth

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Shakespeare's play Macbeth, women play influence Macbeth a brave vibrant soldier, ready die king, a murderer? Discuss witches predictions portrayed Jacobean era ambitious Lady Macbeth husband deranged.

illiam Shakespeare's play Macbeth provides an intriguing account involving concepts like greed, the influence women have on men, and the overall idea of human nature in dubious circumstances. Macbeth is the central character and he comes to employ deceiving attitudes as he becomes more and more overcome by greed. hile it is actually normal to see a person being obsessed with power and coming to act in disagreement with principles he or she previously believed in, Macbeth is also significantly influenced by women who he interacts with and it is only safe to say that they play an important role in making him commit regicide.

Macbeth is somewhat dependent to women, not from a sexual point-of-view, but from a point-of-view involving him wanting…… [Read More]

Works cited:

1. Andersen, Richard, "Macbeth," (Marshall Cavendish, 2009)

2. Bloom, Harold, "Macbeth," (Infobase Publishing, 2005)

3. Bloom, Harold, and Marson, Janyce, "Macbeth," (Infobase Publishing, 2008)

4. Bradley, A.C., "Shakespearean Tragedy: Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth," (Echo Library, 2006)
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Kurt Vonnegut The Forward March

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This is a fascinating commentary about how modernization and mechanization can impact individuals to taking on the attributes of the technology that they work with. This is definitely thought-provoking in this day and age, making one wonder how one is impacted by the speed and immediacy of the Internet and other forms of technology on this generation.

However, this is one of Vonnegut's more hopeful stories. "Though Vonnegut has a reputation as a black humorist, this is an unusual love story between the most timid of men and a lonely receptionist" (Smith, 274). hile one can interpret this story in a cynical fashion, one can also appreciate it for the positive attributes it has to offer. "Yet, as in other Vonnegut works, art can be redeeming and transformative. Harry, when he is playing a character in a play, becomes larger than life. Helene, speaking with the narrator and Doris Sawyer…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Farrell, Susan Elizabeth. Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut. New York: Infobase Publishing, 2009.

Shakespeare, William. Macbeth. New York: DC Heath, 1950.

Smith, Patrick a. Thematic Guide to Popular Short Stories. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2002.

Strom, Hannah. "What Could "Tomorrow" Really Be?" 1 September 2011. Vonnegutclass. Blog. 11 July 2013.
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Lao Tzu and Machiavelli

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Lao-Tzu and Machiavelli

The Toa-te Ching is a text which was written many centuries ago. The work is attributed to Loa-tzu and functions as a treatise on the Tao religion. The primary purpose of the writing is as a religious tome designed to instruct and also to inform about the basic tenets of the religion. However, its secondary function is to impart knowledge to potential leaders on what is the best way to deal with the population under their influence. Loa-tzu wrote a treatise to all future rulers of the community to practice in order to be more successful in their leadership and to ensure that they keep control of the population even if they are challenged by other such potential leaders. Similarly, in Machiavelli's The Prince, an unnamed narrator dictates an instruction manual to up and coming members of the monarchy about the correct ways for a royal to…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Lao-tzu. "Thoughts from the Tao-te Ching." Print.

Machiavelli, Nicholas. The Qualities of the Prince. 1532. Print.
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Courtier Baldassarre Castiglione's Classic Book of the

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Courtier

Baldassarre Castiglione's classic Book of the Courtier was set in the ducal palace at Urbino in the early-16th Century. Because of the Duke's illness, he always went to bed early after supper and his place as head of household and director of the evening festivities was taken by the Duchess Elisabetta Gonzago. This was quite an unusual role for women at the time, since the Duchess and her delegate Lady Emilia set the tone for the entire conservation and chose the topic and the speakers. Almost all of the gentlemen present would have chosen other subjects that they perhaps imagined would have been of more interest to the ladies, such as romantic love, personal and private relationships and the emotions of anger and jealousy so often associated with these. Instead, the Duchess and Lady Emilia seem far more interested in the 'man's world' of politics, diplomacy and military affairs,…… [Read More]

WORKS CITED

Burke, Peter. The Fortunes of the Courtier: The European Reception of Castiglione's Cortegianno. Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996.

Castiglione, Baldassarre. The Book of the Courtier. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928, 1903.
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HIV AIDS on African-American Community in

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HIV / AIDS on African-American Community in U.S.

Certain diseases occur more frequently within certain communities or ethnic groups. In part, this can be connected to genetics, heritage, environment, or the habits of a given cultural or ethnic group. This phenomenon is no different with HIV / AIDS, an illness which has been aggravated in the African-American community. HIV stands for the human immunodeficiency virus, a virus which can eventually turn into AIDS, also known as the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. HIV / AIDS is believed to have come from a chimpanzee in West Africa: "They believe that the chimpanzee version of the immunodeficiency virus (called simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV) most likely was transmitted to humans and mutated into HIV when humans hunted these chimpanzees for meat and came into contact with their infected blood. Studies show that HIV may have jumped from apes to humans as far back as…… [Read More]

References

Cdc.gov. (2013, May 29). What is HIV? Retrieved from cdc.gov:  http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/whatishiv.html 

Impact-dc.com. (2010). A State of Emergency. Retrieved from Impact-dc.com: http://www.impact-dc.com/a-state-of-emergency-hivaids-impact-in-the-african-american-community/

Gelaude, D.J., Sovine, M.L., & Sawxyer, M. (2013). Hiv prevention programs delivered by community-based organizations to young transgender persons of color:

Lessons learned to improve future program implementation. International Journal
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Eastward to Tartary Robert Kaplan Takes Us

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Eastward to Tartary, Robert Kaplan takes us on a journey through the wreckage of empires: Soviet, ttoman, and Hellenistic. His path winds from Hungary through Romania and Bulgaria and then on to Turkey, Syria, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. He introduces us to the social and political climates of countries that were shrouded in mystery under communism or largely ignored due to American unfamiliarity with the region. Unlike Paul Thoureaux and other American writers, Kaplan seems to have an interest in the political and demographic situation of the region, and we see these countries portrayed through the eyes of a student of socio-political environments.

Kaplan starts off in Hungary, the most western of the countries he visits, both geographically and psychologically. The Hungarians, Magyar misfits in mostly-Slavic Eastern Europe, have ramped up their economy since the fall of communism. Hungary is eager to join the new Europe and considers itself central European…… [Read More]

One gets the sense that a group to benefit the most from Kaplan's work would be the expatriate community, be it comprised of USAID workers in Romania and Bulgaria or oil industry project coordinators in Baku and other cities of the Caspian region. These people he portrays as living in sheltered, insular communities which are pre-fabricated elsewhere so as to provide a zone of safety and familiarity for executives living and working in the region. If anything, this book is a wake-up call to this group, which is portrayed as being almost completely ignorant of the context in which they operate. Although many of his prescriptions for a perfect world are doctrinaire, Kaplan is not afraid to move outside the comfort zone of the western executive.

The chief strength of Kaplan's work is in the way he portrays broad concepts in his anecdotal interactions with everyday people. This allows makes even the most complex of foreign cultures intelligible to the reader. Stylistically, he is able to portray the region as a romantic enigma, even as it remains one of the poorest, most problematic regions of the world.

Kaplan, Robert. Eastward to Tartary. Random House: 2000.
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Docile Body

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Discipline and Punish

In the novel Discipline and Punish, Michel Foucault, have studied the birth of prison in France. The author illustrates that the techniques of punishment, supervision and discipline stretch out well beyond the boundaries of the prison. The novel primarily concentrates on the growth and change of punishment from the seventeenth century to the modern era. Foucault emphasizes on the belief that the concept of discipline, which originally sprung from military eventually, spread out into organizations such as schools, factories, hospitals and prison. Through Foucault's novel, the reader learns that with time prisons have changed its outlook from dark and dingy dungeons into organizations which work towards educating, reforming and surveillance. By making use of the model system of Panopticon, the author elucidates on the notion of discipline and reform via indicated inspection and individualization.

Michel Foucault analyzes the relationship between power and knowledge and explains how both…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Michel F. Discipline And Punish. Paperback Publication. May 1995.

Briefing. Available on the address http://www.olma.vt.edu/psci/courses/5214a/tim663.pdf. Accessed on 5 May 2003.
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Tune With the Infinite Or Fullness of

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Tune with the Infinite: Or, Fullness of Peace, Power and Plenty, by Ralph Waldo Trine. Specifically, it will report on the book, giving an overview of the book with some mention of the key ideas in each chapter, and finishing with a positive conclusion.

IN TUNE WITH THE INFINITE

Author Ralph Waldo Trine opens his book with this statement in the Preface:

There is a golden thread that runs through every religion in the world. There is a golden thread that run through the lives and the teachings of all the prophets, seers, sages, and saviours in the world's history, through the lives of all and women of truly great and lasting power. All that they have ever done or attained to has been done in full accordance with law. What one has done, all may do.

This same golden thread must enter into the lives of all who today,…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Author not Available. "Ralph Waldo Trine Biography." Personal Web Page. 2003. 17 June 2003. http://website.lineone.net/~ralphtrine/

Trine, Ralph Waldo. In Tune with the Infinite: Or, Fullness of Peace, Power and Plenty. New York: Dodge Publishing Company, 1910.
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Restoration Drama

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Restoration Drama: the Rake as a Symbol of Social Disorder

One of the distinctive features of Restoration comedy is the figure of the rake as romantic hero. The image of the rake-hero is of a witty, cynical, calculating, and self-serving man who pursues his own pleasure above all other considerations. Antagonistic to established rules and mores, the rake rejects conventional ideas of virtue, integrity, fidelity, restraint; above all he adopts a rhetorical position of opposition to the institution of marriage. However, it is significant that in most plays which feature a rake-hero in a prominent role, he becomes reconciled to the concept of marriage and ends up either actually married or firmly committed to marriage. It is the contention of this paper that first, it is overly simplistic to see the rake as irredeemably opposed to marriage, and that the relationship between such figures and the institution of wedlock is…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Birdsall, Virginia Ogden. Wild Civility: the English Comic Spirit and the Restoration Stage. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1970.

Cibber, Colley. Love's Last Shift. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1973.

Clayton, R. & Cordner, M. eds. Four Restoration Marriage Plays. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Dharwadker, Aparna. 'Class, Authorship, and the Social Intertexture of Genre in Restoration Theater.' Studies in English Literature, 37, 3 (1997), 461-82.
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Strategic Financial Management

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Strategic Financial Management

Barriers to entry are situations that make it difficult for rivals to penetrate in market. These are the reasons, which inhibit the entry of business to an industry. Theoretically, if an industry is showing a rising trend of profits, it indicates that demand for it products are well and the goods can be sold at a cost generating profits. Thus there will be an inducement for firms to enter this industry to have share of these profits. With the arrival of new firms in the industry, supply increases resulting in a fall of prices. Hence, competitive environment has been created with demand meeting the requirement and prices falling. Barriers to entry are the main reason for market control and the resulting inefficiencies that creates. Generally, monopoly, oligopoly, monopsony, and oligopsony are dependent on the market control to varied barriers to entry. In contrast, perfect competition, monopolistic competition,…… [Read More]

References

Bain, J. (1956) "Barriers to New Competition" Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Mass.

Demsetz, Harold (1982) "Barriers to Entry" The American Economic Review. Volume. 72; No. 1, pp: 47-57

Geroski, Paul. Schwalbach, Joachim. (1989) Luxembourg Barriers to entry and intensity of competition in European Markets. Washington, DC: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities; European Community Information Service.

Gilbert, R. And X. Vives. (1986) "Entry Deterrence and the Free Rider Problem" Review of Economic Studies Volume: 53; pp.71-83.
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Love and Pain in the Work of Hugo

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Emotions of Love and Lust in the orks of Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo is easily one of the major figures of world literature. Hugo has been responsible for painting some of the most compelling portraits of the struggle of the human condition and how certain emotional conditions continue to subsist among untold levels of depravity and suffering. One can examine The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Miserables as portraits of not only human suffering but as literary demonstrations of how even lust can continue to subsist throughout the human condition even when under intense strain. This paper will examine how Hugo is able to showcase the carnal longings of humanity throughout those works.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame demonstrates two different types of lust, emotional lust and sensual lust (Chris, 2010). Emotional lust in this case is first represented by the words and actions by the gypsy Esmeralda and…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Chris, T. (2010, November 10). Two Kinds of Lust: Lessons from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Retrieved from Wordpress.com:  http://mytwocents.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/two-kinds-of-lust-lessons-from-the-hunchback-of-notre-dame/ 

Grossman, K. (1994). Figuring Transcendence in Les Miserables: Hugo's Romantic Sublime. Springfield: SIU Press.

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Pan's Labyrinth Exploration

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Pan's Labyrinth: Ofelia's Coping Mechanism



Pan's Labyrinth is one of the most notable fantasy films because it is able to anchor the more mystical motifs within the reality of war while still being able to portray events from the unique perspective of the child. Directed by Guillermo del Toro (2006), the film is not for children even though the heroine of the film is a child. The film in many ways is a rejection of classic stories as it doesn't skirt around the horror which lurks beneath; instead, it addresses the horror head on. As one critic illuminates, it can be challenging to understand a film which can provide fauns, fairies and other fantastical creatures, while still showing the monstrosity and reality of Franco's fascism. However, del Toro is able to marry the two seamlessly. However, given the tragic fate of Ofelia in the film, the ending does beg the…… [Read More]

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Nasponline.org (2014). How Children Cope with Trauma and On-going Threat.  http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisissafety/ongoingthreat.aspx