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  • Saint Therese Of Lisieux
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    Therese Martin, future Saint Therese of Lisieux, was born on January 2, 1873 in Alec on, France. By the age of 15 she had decided upon becoming a cloistered Carmelite after wanting to follow in the footsteps of her sisters but was refused by the Carmelite superior because of her young age. After also being denied entrance by the bishop, Therese even approached Pope Leo X while on a pilgrimage with her father and sister. After being forbidden to speak to the Pope, Therese broke the mandatory sile...
  • Principal Cause For Hedda's Manipulations
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    A spider becomes caught in it's own web. This is an example of an attempted manipulation that went awry. Hedda Gabler, by Henrik Ibsen, is a work about a woman who manipulates the fates of others in order to fulfill her own desires. The title character is a woman who has recently returned from a six month "honeymoon" with her groom, Tesman, a man whom she does not love. She yearns for freedom, but she feels as if she cannot leave her marriage. To occupy her time, she manipulates the lives of eve...
  • Overall Action Of Attention To Detail
    732 words
    Our Town is a play that takes place near the turn of the century in the small rural town of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire. The playwright, Thornton Wilder is trying to convey the importance of the little, often unnoticed things in life. Throughout the first two acts he builds a scenario, which allows the third act to show that we as humans often run through life oblivious to what is actually happening. Wilder attempts to show life as something that we take for granted. We do not realize the tr...
  • Wu Wei Of The Sage
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    A Discourse on Taoist Philosophy In an ancient China full of selfish lords, underhanded merchants who would do anything to turn a profit, and faithless children who went against their parents out of self-interest, the modest thinker Lao-Tze created his philosophy of Taoism. It sought to balance the excess of creative impulse and active imagination [yang] with receptivity, passiveness, and understanding [yin]. His timeless text, Tao Te Ching, overflows with paradoxes and antilog ies as it attempt...
  • Wrong Actions
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    There are many questions that can be posed when speaking of right and wrong: what determines whether one's actions are right or wrong, what exactly right and wrong are, and why actions must be judged as either right or wrong All three questions can be answered with the statement that the only universal absolute is that all things are relative. The previous statement may seem to be a paradox, but with closer examination it is evident that what is true for all human beings is that there are no tru...
  • Diogenes For His Actions
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    Thoreau and Diogenes may seem to be similar, but they are actually quite different. Both philosophers believe that for a person to be truly happy we must reject society's vision of happiness, meaning materialistic possessions and status. Where the two differ is in their actions taken to reject society. Thoreau left society and wrote his thoughts in a book for all to read, learn, and follow. Diogenes, on the other hand, stayed in town and disrupted society by barking and yelling at people as they...

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