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1,097 wordsFATE Fate. Fate is what controls our lives... or so some people think. Now what is the actual definition of Fate? The supposed force, principle, or power that predetermines events; the inevitable events predestined by this force. Now look at the word supposed. We don't even know if Fate exists. If it does, why does it have to be predestined or predetermined? PRE is a prefix that means before. Now Fate happens based on something before? I thought it happened then and there not before. Some people...
487 wordsDuring the time in which Sparta existed, Spartans were well aware of what to expect in their life. Spartan life was simple, yet disciplined. The government of Sparta was harsh, however it was orderly and stable. Spartan government provided a life in which Spartans were offered few choices, instead, many choices would be made for them. The form of government practiced in Sparta was controlling toward the lives of children, men, and slaves. When pursuing to have a child during the time of Sparta, ...
Thoughts And Teachings The Government
699 words1984 vs. Brave New World 1984 and Brave New World, written by George Orwell and Aldous Huxley, respectively, are both books that reflect the authors vision of how society would end up at the course it was going at the time of the writing of the book. Both books were written more than fifty years ago, but far enough apart that society was going in a totally different direction at the time. There are many ways to compare these two books and point out the similarities. On certain, deep levels they ...
Need For Birth Control
554 wordsDuring the early twentieth century, the rate of unwanted childbirth was very high. Women in poor neighborhoods lived their lives in an almost constant state of pregnancy. Margaret Sanger recognized the need for women to be able to control their childbearing. She believed that unintentional childbearing caused many problems. She felt it led to poverty, abuse, crime, alcoholism, and joblessness. She saw the effect it had on the women's emotional states and decided to make a difference. She provide...
Organisms And The Non Living Environment
979 wordsRachel Carson's Silent Spring begins with a short story depicting a made-up town in the heart of America where all life once lived in harmony with its surroundings. Carson quickly presents her central issue by quickly describing the disasters this made-up town faces. Because what silenced the made-up town was the inhabitants and their ignorance to the environmental hazards they had imposed as a result of their decisions. Although the town does not exist, the potential of the occurrence of these ...
Idea Of Government Control Lives
2,332 words"WAR IS PEACE FREEDOM IS SLAVERY IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH" (Orwell, 1984) "Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves". (William Pitt, 1783). One can argue the existence of a utopia. Argue whether or not a utopia has ever, or will, exist. Webster's Dictionary defines the term utopia as "An ideally perfect place, especially in its social, political, and moral aspects". Then we can explore the term dystopia, the mirror image...
Our Little Game
814 wordsWhat's stopping us from killing one another in spite or anger? Do we fear the law, or do we fear the punishment? The Law is a deterrent but let us question this, we do not harm others because we fear being punished and not because we know that we do not bear any right to do so. Sounds nebulous? I wouldn't kill someone I hate more because of the punishment I will face than the fact that I will grieve his family. Lucid? Which is why, in the land of the Free where people have been numbed to the lon...
Control Of Their Lives As Decisions
825 wordsI would certainly have to agree when it's said that women during Elizabethan England didn't have much control of their lives. Most of the women during such times were under control or live on other people's orders and the rules of community or country. They have no control of their lives as decisions are made mostly by the one that is from a higher rank or more powerful and even parents. Let's just take a look at the nurse who works for Viola's family. I would have to say that the nurse doesn't ...
Their Lives In Camp
1,010 wordsSomething about the human psyche keeps people alive in the horrific and torturous conditions. Again and again, people triumph in the face of abusive adversity. The holocaust, slavery, and gulags, such as the one in "One day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich", all have survivors who kept on living when happiness and hope is minuscule. What keeps men in a gulag alive? Why do they continue to eat next to nothing, work hard and listen to guards who consistently abuse their power? Pain, both mental and ...
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