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Moral Education For Aristotle
4,916 wordsEDUCATING ETHICAL BEHAVIOR: ARISTOTLE'S VIEWS ON AKRASIADeborah KerdemanUniversity of Washington " Can the teaching of ethics really help cleanse the business world of shady dealings?" Asked by Newsweek magazine during the height of the recent Wall-Street scandals, 1 this query resonates with perennial concerns about whether or not virtue can be taught and how such instruction might best be effected. The problem, Newsweek declares, is not that students lack ethical standards or are incapable of ...
489 wordsThere are many issue with the Patriot Act. Yes it has prevented many attacks on us from terrorists, but would you really want to give up so much freedom in order to have better control of terrorists. Many people would support the act since it does offer more protection against those attacks. Other however, would totally disagree with the act. The Patriot Act is actually violating many of our Constitution rights. The act will allow the government rights to look into your personal life. If the gov...
Johns Main Internal Conflict In Act 4
501 wordsJohn Proctor is internally conflicted throughout the entire play, The Crucible. His struggles evolve in each act. But, he is not a character deserving of pity because all of his struggles are self-inflicted. His affair with Abigail is at the root of most of them, the others are a result of stubborn pride. In Act 1, Johns main conflict is dealing with his lust for Abigail. He does still lust for her even though they ended the affair, but though she persists, he does not submit. She catches him al...
Sucking A Child Out Piece By Piece
422 wordsImagine yourself curled up for a movie in your own living room. You feel secure, you feel safe; this environment is your home. Out of nowhere a man rushes in brandishing a knife. You re frantic, fear rushes into your blood like a runaway train. He approaches you, you inch into the corner of your couch; there is no where to go. The man lashes at you, dismembering your arm, you scream in horror and disbelief. Then both legs are gone, and finally your other arm. You are now dead. In the United Stat...
Colonists Honor King George
1,468 wordsA revolutionary is someone that is not eager or does not feel the need to be a revolutionary. That is what the colonists were when they established their lives in America. The British were proud to be English and not French or Dutch. They looked up to the king and used English things. They respected Britain. For them there was no need to be a revolutionary. They didn't want to fight the power of the government. The Colonists really respected the king and all his power. He was an all mighty god t...
Feeling And Emotion
990 wordsStanislavski created phrases such as "stage direction", laid the foundations of modern opera and gave instant renown to the works of such talented writers and playwrights. His process of character development, the "Stanislavski Method", was the catalyst for method acting- arguably the most influential acting system on the modern stage and screen. Such renowned schools of acting and directing as the Group Theatre and The Actors Studio are a legacy of Stanislavski's pioneering vision. Body Languag...
465 wordsThroughout everyone's life someone or something had contributed to what road path they decide to choose. It could be as small as deciding to purchase an item because everyone in school has it to someone who turns your whole perspective on life around. For me, I gained everything I never experienced. Imagining myself back in junior high I see a very timid girl who never kept her head up too high, and worst of all she spent most of her time worrying about what other people thought of her. Today, t...
Acts Of Self Mutilation
1,446 wordsIt was sleek, like a fountain pen, with a thin triangular blade at the tip. I picked it up and laid the blade against a doily. The little knots came undone, just like that. I touched the blade to a piece of ribbon draped across the table and pressed, ever so lightly. The ribbon unfurled into two pieces and slipped to the floor without a sound. Then I placed the blade next to the skin on my palm. What happened next was that perfect, straight line of blood bloomed from under the edge of the blade....
Dionysus In Control Of Pentheus
1,437 wordsIn the Bacchae, for whom do you feel more sympathy? Pentheus or Dionysus? In the Bacchae, Pentheus and Dionysus have very different characters. They are both very complex characters and they both go through changes that alter the way you see them. At the beginning of the play, we are given a very dramatic image of Dionysus at his mothers, Semele's monument. He is wearing a crown of ivy, carrying a thyrsus and wearing a fawn skin. It is a very mysterious and haunting scene. When Dionysus speaks h...
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