• Liberation And The Immoralist
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    Image Patterns: Liberation in the Immoralist The Immoralist by Gide is a novel that takes you through a series of events in the life of a man named Michel. The biggest issue seen in the novel is that of egocentrism. Everything done in the book is done to pleasure Michel and only him. I looked at the novel differently. I saw it as being about a man who is trapped in many aspects of life and is trying to get out in order to find his true self. The capacity to get free is nothing; the capacity to ...
  • Great Gatsby And Illusion Dreams
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    The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is about the American Dream, and the downfall of those who attempt to reach its illusionary goals. The attempt to capture the American Dream is central to many novels. This dream is different for different people, but in The Great Gatsby, for Jay, the dream is that through wealth and power, one can acquire happiness. To get this happiness Jay must reach into the past and relive an old dream and in order to do this he must have wealth and power. ...
  • The Path To Divine Wisdom
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    The Path to Divine Wisdom Throughout history different segments of society have struggled for such liberties as personal freedom and eternal happiness. For centuries man has attempted to "find" himself, posing the questions "Who am I" and "Who do I want to be" People tend to express themselves physically, spiritually, psychologically, and emotionally in order to promote their image, their sense of identity and individualism. During the late 1820's and 1830's, Transcendentalism emerged as the def...
  • Fight Club Movie Review
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    Fight Club Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham-Carter, Meatloaf Director: David Fincher Writer: Jim UhlsBased on Novel By: Chuck Palahniuk Studio: Fox Studio Rating: R 18+Genre: Action, Thriller Running Time: 139 minutes approx. Filming Locations: Los Angeles and California Special Effects: Many of the visual effects in Fight Club have been overshadowed by effect-based movies (LOTR, The Matrix) but upon closer examination I found that they were perfect in their own right. They depi...
  • Phyllis Wheatley Anne Bradstreet
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    Televangelists like Jimmy Swagger t and Jim and Tammy Fay Bakker promise the Christian faith to millions everyday. For the right price, anybody can have something- a. k. a. Christianity, God, and faith- in their lives. On these shows, there is no need to have believed in religion before, as long as there is a need for it now. Religious telecasts asking for money in exchange for faith attract nearly five million people each year. Fifty-five percent of these people are elderly woman; Thirty-five ...
  • Value Of Ones Personal Possessions
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    One's personal possessions usually have value to them because they are something that a person can truly claim as his or her own. The most desirable and most valuable possession would naturally be love. With love some, but not all, desire material possessions. Last, everyone desires security to complete the last piece of the puzzle. Love is valued above all other possessions because of one's natural desire to be desirable. When a person possesses another's love, it is understood that he or she p...
  • Andrew Carnegie The Bible And Henry David Those
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    Andrew Carnegie's perspective on the relationship between the rich and the poor is quite simple. He believed that there would always be rich and poor and that was a characteristic of the advancement of civilization. "Much better this great irregularity than universal squalor," he says (Carnegie 225). Without this difference between the classes, he believed that we would not be as well situated as far as universal wealth as we are today. He further stated that the "millionaire will be but a trust...
  • Fight Club Norton's Character
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    Elizabeth Bush 4-28-03 American Society in Film Formal Paper Fight Club I have chosen to do my Formal paper on the movie Fight Club. Fight Club was directed by David Fincher and was released in 1999. This movie has countless dimensions to it, and it has been very interesting to have a chance to research these in more detail through out this class. American values, and attitudes are a huge part of this movie, or should I say the destruction of American values, and attitudes. I intend to discuss t...
  • Thoreau Critical Essay Material Possessions
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    Self-reliance the ability to make your own decisions confidently and independently. (Encarta) Thoreau in his own mind is completely self-reliant. In? Walden? Thoreau explains how he believes the meaning of self-reliant to be. In his mind material possessions do not make a man, but the man makes the man. In this paper I will explain Thoreau? s point of view, and the point of view? s of others. In the chapter of? Where I Live and What I Live For? Thoreau makes an interesting quote. Thoreau st...
  • Art And Nature Christopher Manes
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    Getting Back to Basics: Art and Nature, Nature and Art, Art and Man In earliest times primitive people made contact with the outside world through the same five senses used by people today. They could hear the sounds of animals, see objects, feel the rain on their faces, smell the fragrance of wild flowers, and taste berries and other foods. Primitive people also expressed their feelings through art and dance. The cave paintings in Lascaux, France, which were drawn some 27, 000 years ago, depict...