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People have different morals, values and beliefs on certain issues but it is those few that take action who can testify why they would risk their freedom for what they believe. The act of civil disobedience is acted upon to draw public awareness and take a stand for what one believes. They must believe strongly enough to put their freedom on the line. Civil disobedience helped us learn from the past, question the present and improve the future. There are many people who have taken a stand and influenced others by using civil disobedience. People such as Rosa Parks, Thoreau, and the many more that won't be known by name stood up for their beliefs. Civil disobedience is a form of protest and
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Government exists to serve the people yet many of its practices are intolerable when viewed through one's conscience. Henry David Thoreau argues in his "Civil Disobedience" that an individual should exercise his right to revolt against unjust laws and should abide by the rules of his conscience. Through the use of rhetorical strategies and a logical argument, Thoreau appeals to the individual, urging him to rise against unfair laws and stand up for the universal right. Thoreau constructs his argument to stress the importance of an individual's ethics and morals, while ridiculing government and those who support it.Thoreau expresses his disdain toward unfair government by providing logical
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Civil disobedience is the act of disobeying the law on the grounds of political principle without using violence. People decide to use civil disobedience as a means of getting into court in hopes of changing any laws they feel are unconstitutional and unjust. Henry David Thoreau believed "People living in a democracy have the right to disobey any law they believe is unjust." Martin Luther King Jr. said, "We are American citizens. We are not here to advocate violence, the only weapon we have is the weaopon of protest, and the great glory of America should be free to express their opinions." President Kennedy on the other hand states, "defiance of the law leads to the road of tyranny and
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"Letter From a Birmingham Jail" by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Henry David Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience" both display their authors' views on justice in their respective periods of time. King believes that one has the right to break a law that is morally unjust. Thoreau has a rather radical approach to the subject in that he believes when a government becomes unjust, it is the right and duty of the people to refuse participation in it. He also makes it clear that a major weakness in the democratic government is that its power comes from the majority because they are the strongest, not because they hold the most legitimate viewpoint. Both essays argue for justice in an unjust world using
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Critical Paper 1.
March 6th, 2019
In the essay “Civil Disobedience”, philosopher David Thoreau voices his opinions on what he thinks is wrong with the American government and the roles its citizens need to play to see the change they desire. Being viewed as a “radical individual” and a “transcendentalist”, Thoreau prided himself on idealism over materialism, meaning that he believed in the practice of forming and pursuing ideas which could sometimes be unrealistic in opposition to material possessions and physical comfort, which points to fact that he urges citizens to be resistant to government laws. In addition, his
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The topic I have chosen to discuss is as follows: Examine the assumption, made in the Crito, that "one should never do wrong in return, nor injure any person, whatever injury one has suffered at his hands" within the context of civil disobedience. I will show how civil disobedience must incorporate pointing out the weaknesses of society, while showing respect for the rest of society and its authorities.Civil disobedience is disobeying the unjust rules of society in a nonviolent way to create tension and raise consciousness. A civil disobedient is a person who feels strongly about a certain part of society as being corrupt. They will act upon these feelings by protesting, boycotting
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break up demonstrations with force akin to what we’ve seen on the West Coast. My point was actually to separate legitimate force to protect safety and operations from excessive force. Everybody agrees, I think, that violent criminals on campuses should be stopped before they inflict harm. What about peaceful but disruptive protest? I have tried to indicate that my administration might have to move or arrest protesters who intended to act in civil disobedience, but that we would do so while protecting their rights.
I have been on both sides of civil disobedience and know how difficult the situations can be when a group decides to intentionally violate the law or disrupt the work of an
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Ameris potter (I pledge)
21 February 2018
Chris McCandless, A True Transcendentalist.
Transcendentalism is a system developed by Immanuel Kant, based on the idea that, in
order to understand the nature of reality, one must first examine and analyze the
reasoning process that governs the nature of experience. The System has many beliefs
that are held to be true for the people who follow such as self-reliance, confidence,
nonconformity, civil disobedience, the importance of nature, intuition over reason and
living a simple life. These beliefs are called the tenets of transcendentalism. Some
people say that Chris McCandless was just a crazy man who went off into the alaskan
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. King was all about helping America move towards a desegregated future. He had zeal towards annihilating all unjust laws which he stated to be "a code inflicted upon a minority which that minority had no part in enacting or creating... (para. 4)," but for the most part he had an overall respect for the government.In conclusion, it's safe to say that other than race and motive Henry David Thoreau and Martin Luther King Jr. were pretty similar. They both were men of their own opinion that could be classified as moralized radicals. As spokesmen of their time they were both good at what they did. Through the form of speeches, protest, letters, and etcetera they both exemplified "Civil Disobedience (Thoreau)."Thoreau, Henry D. Civil Disobedience. New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1849. 263-287.King Jr., Dr. Martin L. "Letter from Birmingham City Jail." 16 Apr.-May 1963. Birmingham: Charles Moore, 1963. 1.
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awareness of the youth within Greek society.
1b. However, King and Socrates differ in the outcomes of their civil disobedience. King is willing to go to jail for his civil disobedience because he has the backdrop of Christianity, the Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence supporting his arguments. In the Crito, Socrates conforms as a result of his civil disobedience and accepts death. This acts as his punishment but also as an effort to keep peace with the society from which he was allowed to thrive in. Socrates doesn’t have a concrete backdrop for his civil disobedience because he only has his thoughts. Also, King is different from Socrates in the sense that when questioning the just
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David Thoreau short essays that have influenced McCandless daily life such as: “Civil Disobedience,” “Walking,” and “Life Without Principles.” Thoreau’s short essay has many connections to Christopher McCandless life such as the concept of being free, living a non-materialistic life, resistance to the government, and being one with nature. Just like everyone else, McCandless has gone through some substantial ideological and philosophical changes inspired by Thoreau that effected McCandless ways of living and choices that he made.
The first and foremost idea that influenced McCandless by Thoreau was the idea of being able to leave everyone and everything behind to go out into the wild. Thoreau
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Indians in nation began to fall apart, because the strict British ruling restricted the Indians to
perform against the salt taxes. The Salt March was a way that Gandhi sought to inspire a strong
uniformity in the minds of the many. These Indians soon adapted to Gandhi’s nonviolent belief
and became known as the satyagrahis, who were advocates of the “satyagraha” movement. This
term satyagraha, “meaning ‘truth force’ or ‘truth love’…can be defined as civil disobedience,
passive resistance, or nonviolent cooperation” (Todd 41). Gandhi believed that if the Satyagrahis
maintained a strong posture, then satyagraha would become even more effective.
Unfortunately, after the trip to Dandi, Gandhi was
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the turn of the century approaches. Now a new formof racism, covert racism, has recently sprung from the pressures ofpolitical correctness. This new form of racism, although slowly declining,still shows signs of strong support (Piazza 86). Covert racism assumes aform of civil disobedience against politically correct thought and speech.Essentially, covert racism is a 'hidden' racism, or a racism not easilydetected (Piazza 78). 'Racism is still strongly prevalent in today'ssociety' (Gudorf 3).The three different basic forms of racism, open racism, violent racism,and covert racism all express forms of hatred towards distinct ethnicgroups (Bender 47). These basic forms of racism, although
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Cold War Study Guide
1. Why did many European colonies gain independence after WW2? Because the British
empire had gone bankrupt.
2. What types of protest did Gandhi preach? Non violent protest for equality.
3. What is civil disobedience? Refusal to Obey unjust laws.
4. Describe the Amritsar massacre. Not on test.
5. What two nations were formed after India gained its independence? India and Pakistan
6. How did Gandhi’s actions affect the people in the US? He made protests to stop the war
and spread peace.
7. Which political group won power after WW2? Who led this group? Omit 1-7
8. What was established in 1949? Israel
9. Where did the losers in China flee following Zedong’s rise
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Americans. This represents the narrators as savages themselves because they see a lifestyle different then theirs and calls it savage.
In Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” he rationalizes his call for breaking the law because he felt that government was unjust and got away with so much because of the power they had over mainly blacks but poor whites also. The government abused and perverted their power and he thought what he was doing was right because he used the same method as the government and said “if I believe it, it can happen” Thoreau mentions “I cannot for an instant recognize that political organization as my government which is the slave’s government also” (Thoreau 903
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are "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights" was a bold assumption for Jefferson to make, considering that at that time the residents of the Thirteen Colonies were Puritans. Even though he was already a well-respected man, he used this approach to establish his credibility, since at that time there was no separation of church and state. Martin Luther King, Jr. took this technique one step further by including biblical and historical references throughout his speech. He compared his quest to those of the Apostle Paul and Socrates, he compared his civil disobedience to that of the early Christians who were willing to face excruciating pain before they would submit to
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segregation and the need for some occasional civil disobedience. Throughout his letter, he defends his reasons for equality by making comparisons of actual events and views of other people as well.
The most effective aspect of his letter is his attitude and presentation of his argument in a non-attacking format. For example, he starts out his letter by addressing them, “my dear fellow clergymen.” Immediately, this goes to show that Dr. King is a better man than the clergy because he did not try to make his message indirect such as the clergy did, but rather addressed them in an inviting, non-threatening way. The beginning of his letter also establishes his reputation and knowledge of Biblical
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Mr. Epstein/Miss Swanson
English 2 Honors
5 December 2018
Embedded Assessment 2: Antigone
Martial artist and founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido Morihei Ueshiba once
quoted,” Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The
spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.” Antigone is a tragedy by the ancient
Greek playwright Sophocles, written around 442 BCE. The action of Antigone” follows on from
the Theban civil war, in which the two brothers, Eteocles and Polynices, died fighting each other
for the throne of Thebes. Creon, the new ruler of Thebes, has declared that Eteocles is to be
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on experiencing life, it becomes immensely crucial that we start seeing
these challenges as they are. Learning this art will allow you to unlock the door to who you are,
and the negative impacts of life will no longer keep you from achieving your full potential.
Beck, Martha. “No Such Think.” Oprah Magazine, Jan 2016, pp. 23-25.
Don, Richard Riso and Russ Hudson. Understanding the Enneagram: The Practical Guide to
Personality. Mariner Books, 2000.
Emerson, Waldo Ralph. “Self- Reliance.” Self- Reliance and Other Essays, edited by Larzer Ziff,
Digireads, 2013, pp. 29-42.
Leblang, Gabrielle. “5 Things Happy People Do.” Oprah Magazine, Mar 2008, pp. 233 - 235.
Thoreau, David Henry. “Civil Disobedience.” Civil Disobedience and Other Essays, edited by
Dover, Dover Publications, 1993, pp. 1-18.
Walter, Damien. “The Tao Te Ching by Laozi: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times.” The
Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 27 Dec. 2013,
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form of non-violent protest toward the government and would set an example upon the community. To my astonishment, my Aunt Maria paid my taxes the very next day ruining my initial intentions for my non-violent protest (Gradesaver 2). Through this experience, I wrote the essay entitled "Civil Disobedience" (Lewis 1). This essay addressed my derogatory views on slavery, The Manifest Destiny, and governments as a whole.My whole life I have dedicated to nature, and now I am continuing to my weakening state. I have never married, but rather, had my intense relationship with mother earth herself. Tuberculosis has got the better part of me and is quickly spreading, making me deteriorate at an exponential rate. I am on my journey to Minnesota for a quest for better health, but I feel that I do not have the stamina to make it all the way. If I am to pass while I am on this expedition, I would like to be buried in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, my native home and state.
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Subvert gender stereotype in case of Gone With the Wind
Although the film Gone With the Wind is highly controversial with depiction of racial stereotypes, it is according to some critics more of “a study in gender roles, in what it means to be a man or a woman in the South” (Jones 105). The film sets on the Southern culture, a war’s losing side, during the Civil War. On the one hand, it is easy to think the film reinforces gender stereotypes by tightly prescribing gender roles to mask a patriarchy organized around the property, class, lineage and white supremacy. White women were put on pedestals; black women were sexually exploited to fulfill mother figures for their owner’s benefits
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The University of New Mexico
Hate Speech in Public Areas and Universities
Joseph A. Armijo
Mr. James Bodington
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The freedom of speech is protected under the First Amendment of our constitution. Through this right, great strides or acts have been made that are revered in American history. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was able to take steps in abolishing segregation through his powerful and effective speeches. Civil disobedience, standing up to oppression, rewriting the normality’s of social injustice can all be accomplished by the freedom of speech. However, unfortunately in our society, people tend to abuse their rights and spread the ideas of
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pro-slavery advocates. People may have received this speech differently, it just depended on how they saw slavery. Those who were in favor of abolishing slavery were more encouraged to vote for Lincoln. Those who were in favor of keeping slavery became even more resentful of Lincoln, sparking the Civil War.
Today, this speech would remind people that the country is more powerful when everyone is united as one. There are so many situations today that have the nation split. Many of these problems come from the fact that some people just like to disagree with their neighbor and they get upset if somebody tries to prove them wrong. If they could actually have a conversation with one another and
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existence… Dysentery, which made life so miserable these past two years, is still a problem.
Obviously, the shortage of fruits and vegetables has had an influence on the situation.” (Doc 7)
The violent and grim nature of the ghetto is something you can’t capture nor understand
with just those words alone. Jews were completely stripped of their humanity. All orders of authority
will be followed, or else. Any civil disobedience would result in being out in jail and being beat up.
(Doc 9) Any attempt of escape will result in being shot on the spot. Ewa Landau was shot to death
near the barbed wire fence. She was trying to escape and as soon as she was caught, she begged the
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distinctions between men and women and discrimination against women.
Being such an important organization, NOW used various tactics to be heard and get what they wanted. By being active socially within the communities, the organization had more power and influence than ever. Considered as a political action group, thanks to their right to appear in Congress, NOW used lobbying politicians for changes in laws. This strategy helped to put pressure on the political and legal systems to promote gender equality. One of the main tactics also used by NOW is mostly around mass gatherings such as “mass marches, rallies, pickets, non-violent civil disobedience and immediate, responsive “zap” actions
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campaign as it would damage her international reputation. The extract from Primary source 4, argues that in the fight for independence, Gandhi would "retain in his heart of hearts a reverence for asceticism." The source goes on to say that Gandhi's peaceful movement was a key moment in the fight for independence and that the basis of the peace movement originally came from the ancient Hindu doctrine. Gandhi never held political office as a matter of choice. Furthermore, the extract argues that Gandhi's fasting and his opposition to violence heavily influenced Britain's partition of India. He believed that the best way to resist British tyranny was civil disobedience, which was founded upon
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concept of copyright was yet to be created. The practice of rewriting the original text to create another version for another language and taste was common.[footnoteRef:9] As an example, the Sumerian epic of the flood is about 1000 lines shorter than the Akkadian version while the content is very similar.[footnoteRef:10] In the case of flood stories, the following table shows a few sentences that are copied from Atrahasis tablet III to tablet XI in Gilgamesh Epic [footnoteRef:11]: [9: Wilfred G. Lambert, Alan Ralph Millard, Miguel Civil. 1999. "Atra-Hasis, the Babylonian Story of the Flood." Eisenbrauns, 5.] [10: Wilfred G. Lambert, Alan Ralph Millard, Miguel Civil. 1999. "Atra-Hasis, the
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peaceful black demonstrators at Sharpeville in 1960, Mandela helped organize a paramilitary branch of the ANC to engage in guerilla warfare against the white minority government. In 1961 he was arrested for treason, although acquitted he was arrested again in 1962 for illegally leaving the country. In 1964 he was arrested and sentenced to life in prison. Mandela spent the first 18 of his 27 years in jail at the brutal Robben island prison. He could write and receive a letter once every 6 months, and once a year he was allowed to meet with a visitor for 30 minutes. While in prison he led a movement of civil disobedience that coerced South African officials into drastically improving conditions on
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grassroots organisations arose with a massive online presence and have
been active in protests, civil disobedience, violent action and provoking public outcry against
the negative effects of globalisation. IGOs such as G20 have been setup particularly to
moderate globalisation as it enmeshes into the increasingly globalised world market.
Globalisation promises much but it is inconsistent both in terms of delivery and timeframe.
The roots of modern capitalism and globalisation are historically associated with Britain and
the so-called “Anglo-Saxon” countries of North-Western Europe and North America and
broadly associated with colonialism and imperialism. It follows that
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The short story 'The Yellow Wall-Paper' written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a cry for freedom. This story is about a woman who fights for her right to express what she feels, and fights for her right to do what she wants to do. The narrator in this short story is a woman whose husband loves her very much, but oppresses her to the point where she cannot take it anymore. This story revolves around the main character, her oppressed life, and her search for freedom.There are many male influences in this woman's life and although they may mean no harm, push her over the edge. The main character's husband, John, and her brother are well-known physicians. They use their power to control the main
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Edgar Allen Poe's Symbolism of Death in 'The Fall of the House of Usher'Death is defined as, 'The termination or extinction of something' (American Heritage Dictionary). Edgar Allen Poe uses this description in 'The Fall of the House of Usher' in different ways. Poe's intention when writing 'The Fall of the House of Usher' was not to present a moral, lesson, or truth to the reader; he was simply trying to bring forth a sense of terror to the reader. Poe's mind works this way, and critics believe this statement, especially when related to this story.Edgar Allen Poe was born in Boston on January 19, 1809. His life was filled with tragedies that started when he was ten months old and until he
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When one begins to analyze a military novel it is important to first look at the historical context in which the book was written. On the nights of February 13-14 in 1944 the city of Dresden, Germany was subjected to one of the worst air attacks in the history of man. By the end of the bombing 135,000 to 250,000 people had been killed by the combined forces of the United States and the United Kingdom. Dresden was different then Berlin or many of the other military targets which were attacked during World War II because it was never fortified or used for strategic purposes and, therefore, was not considered a military target. Because of it's apparent safety, thousands of refugees from all
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Psychoanalysis is a system of psychology originated by the Viennese physician Sigmund FREUD in the 1890's and then further developed by himself, his students, and other followers. It consists of three kinds of related activities: (1) a method for research into the human mind, especially inner experiences such as thoughts, feelings, emotions, fantasies, and dreams; (2) a systematic accumulation of a body of knowledge about the mind; and (3) a method for the treatment of psychological or emotional disorders.Psychoanalysis began with the discovery that HYSTERIA, an illness with physical symptoms that occurred in a completely healthy physical body--such as a numbness or paralysis of a limb or a
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It can be said that a certain degree of darkness lies within every person, but this darkness will not surface unless given the correct environment. The darkness, however, can emerge and ultimately destroy the person if not checked by reason. If one's inner darkness does surface, the victim then is given the opportunity to reach a point in personal growth, and to gain a sense of self-knowledge from it. That is, when one's darkness appears, one must learn from this experience how he or she can prevent similar results from occurring in the future. It is ultimately through self-knowledge that we gain the power to defeat our inner darkness, and all of its elements. Just as everyone has the
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The Odyssey is an epic about a Greek warrior in the Trojan War whose wanderings around his known world and his perilous encounters are the basis of the story. Odysseus' absence from his home is prolonged by the influences of the women whom he encounters.In this epic, several female characters had a profound effect on the plot. They wielded their influence through typically feminine skills and attributes: seduction, supernatural powers, intelligence, and beauty. Some of the women of The Odyssey influenced the actions of men, playing key roles in the epics, such as Calypso, the Sirens, Helen, or Circe; all of these women were responsible for the actions of the men.In The Odyssey, the females
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Aggressive and PassiveAggressive and Passive are two inverse attitudes to things, events or life. They cause different results. Offred and Ophelia are two women who have contrary destinies because of their different attitudes.Offred is a powerless woman in "the Handmaid's Tale". She's a handmaid of a commander in Gilead. She has no freedom. She belongs to him as a property. Her only duty is to have sex with the commander and give birth to a baby. Ophelia is also a weak woman in "Hamlet" play. She has no power over anybody. But their fates in the end are quite different. Offred succeeds in escaping from the dystopian socityGilead, while Ophelia dies of drown. Because Offred is affressive but
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Even though the books of Black Boy and Grapes of Wrath gave a vivid picture of the past American life to the readers regarding the socio-economic bigotry. Both books are similar in focusing the social and economic discrimination in the family setting. On Grapes of Wrath the California prejudice against the immigrants. Prejudice was a strong word, which leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. It is the prejudice against the migrant workers by the established financially Californians. Steinbeck provides four clear examples of prejudice; the man whose children died of starvation, the fishing story, the California police officer and the history of Californians. The best picture to describe was on
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Leprosy is very dangerous for your personal health. It can make you skin fall off. Leprosy slowly eats away at you body. It is deadly to all genders, all ages, all sizes and all races.Another name for leprosy is Hansen's Disease. Leprosy is caused by the organism mycobacterium leprae. The pathogen that carries it is bacteria. Throughout the years people have suspected that inhaling and touching the bacteria could spread leprosy.Symptoms of leprosy appear three to five years after contact. Symptoms include; redness or white patches of skin, lumps on several parts of the body, and fingers and toes may curl inward. The bacteria of leprosy can sometimes cause blindness. If leprosy is not treated
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In the play "Hamlet," Shakespeare's characters are confronted with the timeless question: How can one determine what is actually true from what only seems to be true? Throughout the play, the theme of appearance versus reality is constant. This theme is played out from the beginning, with Claudius' attempt to conceal his secret intentions; Gertrude and Ophelia masking their own truths, and finally Hamlet, who assumes the role of a madman in order to uncover the reality behind his appearance.Various characters try to cover their secret intentions with a veneer of a whole other person. One of the most obvious is Claudius. Claudius murdered his brother, the former King Hamlet, in order to
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Among the places where I have traveled, I especially like Fort Lauderdale very much. It fills me with beautiful memories. It reminds me of the days when I lived in Vietnam where I was born, especially the coconut trees, the hot and humid weather are like Vietnam. Fort Lauderdale has almost all the tropical fruits like jack fruit, durian, and longan. All these fruits are not grown in California.I usually come to Fort Lauderdale for a vacation. I leave behind all the problems at work. I feel free of the stresses after I spend my days at the beach. Anyone who comes to Fort Lauderdale and does not take a swim really missed out on all the fun. The water is very warm in Fort Lauderdale, unlike the
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Rachel ZimmerProf. GraffMilton: ENGL 420June 10, 2002Mockery and Superiority in Canzone:Supported by AreopagiticaMockery, as well as a sense of pride and/or superiority comes out in many of Milton's works and he exemplifies this by writing in ways that seems to humble himself, charm the subject of the poem, and yet scoff at him/her at the same time as well as prove his high intellect. Milton's often-circular logic exemplifies his cunning as well as his superciliousness.He first charms his subject (which also happens to be his reader/audience in many poems-Canzone, Areopagitica, Of Education, The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates…) with words of praise while humbling
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TrichotillomaniaTrichotillomania is a term coined by a French dermatologist in 1889 to describe the compulsive or irresistible urge that he saw in patients to pluck their hair out. The word trichotillomania is a Greek work meaning hair to pull, pluck, mania, frenzy, and madness. This is somewhat misleading as trichotillomania is referred to in psychiatry as an impulse disorder not a "madness" at all.Impulse control disorders are characterized by the inability to control or resist the impulse to do something harmful to oneself or to someone else. A sufferer sometimes experiences a sense of pressure or tension before performing the behavior and can feel a release of tension afterwards
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Romeo and Juliet is an awesome play written by William Shakespeare in the 15th century. This play is based upon two lovers, Romeo and Juliet, who in just a short period of three days meet, marry, make love, and die. Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet. These two families have gone by many generations with hate towards one-another. Neither family can forgive and forget whatever argument had been started many decades ago. Although the two families despise one another, young Juliet still proclaims, "My only love sprung from my only hate! / Too early seen unknown, and known too late! / Prodigious birth of love it is to me, / That I must love a loath'ed enemy (1.5.137-140)", to Romeo, her
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In Jean Rhys's compelling novel about racial tension amidst confusion and anxiety, the author addresses this subtext in such a way as to portray Antoinette as a product of an intolerant society. While more of an underlying theme, the character's racial inner struggles in Wide Sargasso Sea represent a significance to the story's overall flavor and intensity, being that Antoinette is torn the entire time between calling herself black or white. Who is she really, and why is she having such a difficult time coming to terms with her true identity?In Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea, Antoinette is perpetually faced with having to deal with her racial obscurity. Not only does she lack a distinct perception
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J. K. RowlingC/O Scholastic Inc.555 BroadwayNew York NY 10012Dear Mrs. J. Rowling,I have read all four of your adventures, mystery series, Harry Potter. Most amazing out ofthe four is, Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban. Through out the series I could not live toput the book down and had to watch harry out wit every person who thwarted him. In effect hisenemies became more vengeful."Malfoy was furious about Buckbeak. He was convinced that Hagrid had found a way ofsmuggling the hippogriff to safety, and seemed outraged that he and his father had been outwittedby a gamekeeper."That is what kept me reading. You kept putting Harry in to these near impossiblesituations and through friend
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The Argument from Design - Fact, Fantasy or Wishful Thinking ?Tell me why the stars do shine,Tell me why the ivy twines,Tell me why the sky's so blue.Then I will tell you just why I love you.Because God made the stars to shine,Because God made the ivy twine,Because God made the sky so blue.Because God made you, that's why I love you.1Tell Me WhyIn Darwin's Dangerous Idea Daniel Dennett wistfully recalls this simple melody from his youth, but does not lament the demise of its literal meaning at the hands of the hero of his book. No thinking adult could still cling to the myth of the loving God who fashions each of us from earth and breathes life into us. There is no future in myths, no matter
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Although they use different terminology Susan Douglas, Ralph Ellison, and Walker Percy mention and emphasize the importance of control at several points throughout their essays. It can be concluded that all three authors believe that it is important for the individual to maintain control over their own self for to sacrifice control would be to lose the individuality that makes a person. The methods society uses to control the individual varies, according to each author.Douglas discusses the media and the immense power it wields over women and their "narcissistic" selves in her essay. She argues that the media contrives to deceive women into thinking that they are truly the ones in control
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Walker Percy's essay, "The Loss of Creature" maintains that we should "recover the creature" and learn to "extract the thing from the package." However, we can never exclusively recover the creature from the "symbolic package," for we are in a process of continuous discovery throughout our lives and we must see the symbolic complex for more than it appears to be. Percy's methods of perceiving the world are in fact impossible to put into effect for we could not go about placing ourselves into natural disasters and things of the like. Furthermore, that would be defeating the purpose, for once we set out to recover the lost creature, intentionally looking for "it", "it" is lost. However, that
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Aaron Shenassa5/6/01Mrs. WitheringtonWords: 391How Monkey Lost His Tail.It was a day just like any other, except for poor Monkey. It was a hot and windy morning in Mexico City, Mexico, and Monkey found himself on a wooden floor of a smoky bar. His arms were flaccidly dangling down over his legs and his upper body moving back and forth lifelessly, just like it usually does. But something was missing... HIS TAIL!!! Where had his tail gone? He poked his head around his back and it wasn't there, just a hairy stump. The first thing that came to his mind was, "How am I going to kick pests away, peel bananas, and on swing trees at the same time, and what about the Olympics??" You see, Monkey was a
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John GlennIn July 1957, while project officer of the F8U Crusader, he set a transcontinental speed record from Los Angeles to New York, spanning the country in 3 hours and 23 minutes. This was the first transcontinental flight to average supersonic speed. Glenn has nearly 9,000 hours of flying time, with approximately 3,000 hours in jet aircraft.NASA EXPERIENCE: Glenn was assigned to the NASA Space Task Group at Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, in April 1959 after his selection as a Project Mercury Astronaut. The Space Task Group was moved to Houston and became part of the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center in 1962. Glenn flew on Mercury-6 (February 20, 1962) and STS-95 (October 29 to