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  • G D
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    Stephen Gustofik 4/23/05 Mid-Term Paper #2 Judaism - The Role of Women If there are differences among various different cultures, it's the way they portray women. For example, the overall role of women in our society is mainly two different things - to clean the house, take care of the kids, and to be used as a 'sex tool'. In other cultures, such as Judaism, women are viewed as more spiritual and intellectual. Today, I am going to define the way women are viewed in the Judaism culture as well as...
  • Masai Culture
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    In the September 1999, issue of National Geographic Magazine, there is quite an interesting article that has been written by Carol Beck worth and Angela Fisher. It deals with the Masai Warriors of Kenya, and how their culture recognizes an adolescent male that is becoming a man, or entering manhood. The Masai warriors are a group of semi- nomadic people who live on the border of Kenya and Tanzania. They are a relatively small group, with only about 300,000 people in their culture. They hunt for ...
  • Masculinity In Latin America
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    Determination of Man's Role in Latin America How society describes what is meant by a man's role is an important definition in every culture. What is right or wrong for men to do in terms of behavior depends on each community, and on people's own perceptions. Latin American culture has a strict set of values on sexual issues, reflecting a man's role in society. For all of the communities in Latin America there exists a relation between a man's role and machismo. The exaggerated sense of manlines...
  • Man's Biological Evolution
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    Cultural evolution began to occur during the most recent Ice Age, or within the last hundred or fifty thousand years. This is when the tools that's are used for sophisticated hunting are found; for example the spear thrower, the fully barbed harpoon, and the flint master tools that were used to make all the hunting tools. Cultural evolution took shape because man had the flexibility of mind to recognize inventions and to turn them into community property. The Ice Ages forced man to depend less o...
  • 12 Other Warriors Ibn Fadlan
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    The 13th Warrior Ahmed Ibn Fadlan is an Arab courtier who is sent to the barbaric north because he was seduced by a merchant's wife and was sent on an errand by the Caliph as a punishment. Soon, the Arab leaves the City of Peace and starts his travels to the city of Yiltawar. Soon, though, Ibn Fadlan, the pages and guides encounter trouble with the Og uz Turks, but escape death and continue their travels. When Ibn Fadlan is traveling along the Volga River, he comes into contact with the Norsemen...
  • Chapter 5 Ishmael And The Man
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    part 1: Chapter summary Ismael by Daniel Quinn: Chapter 1 The novel starts off with our main character, a middle aged man who's name remain anonymous, reading the newspaper. He reads and add stating: "Teacher seeks pupil. Must have an earnest desire to save the world. Apply in person". This add really catches the eye of the man for he had been searching for a teacher himself. A few days later he decides to go see this teacher for himself despite his thoughts of the place being infested with "moo...
  • Bicycle Thief
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    "The Bicycle Thief" is a deeply moving neo-realist study of post-War Italy which depicts one man's loss of faith and his struggle to maintain personal dignity in poverty and bureaucratic indifference. Antonio Ricci is a bill-poster whose bicycle, essential for his job, is stolen by a thief. Joined by his son Bruno, Antonio vainly searches for his bike, eventually resorting to the humiliation of theft himself. Throughout this paper, I will attempt to trace the character through "The Bicycle Thief...

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