• Reparations Descendants Of Slave
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    Many questions can come up when the word reparations is brought up. Why should American taxpayers who never owned slaves pay for the sins of ancestors they don't even know? And what about those whose ancestors arrived here long after slavery ended? And how would the economy be affected? How do you put a price tag on 2 1/2 centuries of legalized inhumanity? In what form would reparations be paid? How would you establish who's a descendant? It all still comes down to one basic question, Should the...
  • Hawthorne Nathaniel Writing Themes
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    Many different themes and motifs can be found in the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. However, some can be found more frequently than others. Hawthorne wrote with these themes and motifs in mind, producing such masterpieces as The Scarlet Letter, and The House of Seven Gables. Hawthorne's distinct writing style, as well as the subjects of his work, were no doubt influenced by his puritan background. Hawthorne was fascinated by the puritans. From their habits, to their legal system. Hawthorne's ...
  • Everyday Use Dee Heritage Mother
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    Through contrasting the family members and views in "Everyday Use", Alice Walker illustrates the importance of understanding African American traditions of their own culture. Using careful descriptions and attitudes, Walker demonstrates which factors contribute to the values of one's heritage and culture; she illustrates that these are represented not by the possession of objects, but by one's lifestyle and attitude. In this paper I will explain the theme of the story "Everyday Use In "Every Day...
  • African Traditional Religions Spirits Religion Life
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    Activity #28-15-00 Traditional African Religion The Religious Sphere There is widespread belief in a supreme God, unique and transcendent. Africans have a sense of the sacred and sense of mystery; there is high reverence for sacred places, persons and objects; sacred times are celebrated. Belief in the after life is incorporated in myths and in funeral ceremonies. Religion enfolds the whole of life; there is a difference between life and religion. Ancestors mediate between God and men. It is bel...
  • Filial Piety One Dead Ancestors
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    In the view of the Chinese common man, life on earth is but a temporary stop on his journey to death and other reincarnations. Since death is viewed as inexorable and inherent in the human condition, the Chinese accepts it with composure. It was a common custom in China, especially in rural areas, for people to have a coffin ready in their houses as a preparation for death that may come ten or twenty years in the future. Well-to-do people used to build their own tombs long before they felt they ...
  • Paying Back Money Ancestors People
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    Slavery has been a very sensitive, touchy subject since, and even before, its abolition in 1865. There is no doubt whatsoever that its one, if not the, worst things to ever take place in the United States. However, this happened a long, long time ago in a different generation. The ancestors of those who were slaves have every right to be angry about what happened, but to try and claim money for it is absurd. Granted it was wrong, it was the way of life in those times. Wealthy white men owned sl...
  • Tradition Lost And Kept
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    Tradition: Lost and Kept Each culture in the world follows its own customs and traditions. These traditions, however, are sometimes broken to allow a compromise in their society, or are still kept throughout the culture's existence. In the story The Rain Came, an African tribe faces a harsh and desolate time because their tribe is experiencing a severe drought and as a result the livestock is dying from dehydration, the crops are drying out, and the tribe's Chief is called upon to remedy the sit...
  • Life Of Pericles Country Athenians Athens
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    We can learn several things from the "Funeral Oration of Pericles." Two of these things are, the Athenians respect for their warrior class and how the Athenians were exceedingly proud of their city and its customs. The Athenians respected the warrior class and placed them among the top members of their society. They were seen as the top portion of their classes. They are classified as heroes or idols. The Athenians are extremely proud of their city and its traditions. To the people of Athens the...
  • Middle East Africa Primates Gorilla
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    Evolution In Africa Humans, as we consider ourselves, evolved in Africa. Not entirely, but from early primates to our present state. Many people dispute this fact, despite astounding evidence supporting the theory, for various reasons. Showing all the genetic, paleological, and geological proof, I find it very hard indeed to contradict the evidence. True, humans didn't evolve entirely in Africa. As a matter of fact the first known ancestors of humans where found in North America, in the Utah Va...
  • African Drumming Culture Model
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    The music culture model can be used to view music not as a part of culture, but culture as a part of music, which gives a better understanding to outsiders trying to comprehend another society's music. The first component of the music culture model is ideas about music; this topic is subdivided into music and the belief system, aesthetics of music, context, and history. The second aspect is activities involving music in that culture. The third facet is repertories of music, which includes styles...
  • Factory Installation Obsessed With Beauty
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    FACTORY INSTALLED Do our minds come to us factory installed Do we have free will Do we have a choice in the art we find beautiful, the homes and landscapes we choose to live in, do we decide who we will marry Is man one hundred percent predetermined Is everything we do depending on our genetics and is everything hereditary I think that everything we sense has an aesthetic quality, whether we like it or not, and the aesthetic quality effects us whether we know it or not. Why we choose our habitat...
  • Stravinsky's The Rite Of Spring
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    Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps), Part II, excerpts Introduction The piece discussed in this paper is The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps) by Igor Stravinsky. It is music written for ballet, which is sometimes performed in concert by an orchestra. It was first performed at the Theatre Des Champs-Elysees in Paris on May 29, 1913. The outrageous costumes, unusual choreography and bizarre story of Russian pagan sacrifice as well as the piece's musical innovations th...
  • Aboriginal Concept Of Terra Nullius
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    Aboriginals regarded their land as sacred. Places on earth share the sacredness of dreaming as they were formed in their present shape by the journeys of the ancestors. Aboriginal tradition, culture, religion, law and kinship were derived from "their" land. High mountain peaks may represent a place where one of their ancestors reared up and looked over the surrounding country, and a ridge along a range could be an ancestral track. To the Aboriginal people the land is not dead. It's alive with po...
  • Canadian Identity Past Ancestors Wouldn
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    IDENTITY. In life we all have an identity. Our identity includes many things such as hair color, height, bone structure, eye color, body shape, even birth marks make up our own identities. We get our identities from our past ancestors. By not allowing archaeologists and anthropologists to discover our past, would be like not being able to discuss our families past. We need to see that these marvelous scientists are just humans extending their curiosity for the benefit of mankind. Through life, ...
  • Atavism And Genetics People Atavistic Ancestors
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    According Atavism And Genetics Atavism According to Websters dictionary atavism, from the Latin ata vus meaning ancestor, is OA reoccurrence in an organism or in any of its parts a form typical of ancestry more remote then the parents usually due to genetic re combinations. A throwback. O This means that a person with an atavistic trait, or an atavistic deformity, exhibits a trait that was commonly found in our ancestors but that has been suppressed in the modern generation. Atavism reminds us t...