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  • Longer Lives A Simplified Life As Thoreau
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    Jerry Petercuskie English 201-03 Dr. E. Brinkley November 27, 1996 THOREAU AS A PROPHET Thoreau was a simple man that believed in having only the basic necessities in life. Thoreau lived a life of simplicity at Walden Pond. In Walden, Thoreau gives a background of his life and some life experiences that he has encountered. Thoreau also explains that the four necessities in life are food, shelter, clothing, and fuel. Thoreau was a prophet of the twentieth-century regarding the issue of materialis...
  • Everyone's Life A Purpose
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    Life What is it that makes life interesting Better yet, does life even have a purpose Right away most people would have answered yes to this question, but how sure are we if yes is the right answer. I too question myself if everyone on Earth or this whole universe has a meaning to live. Sometimes I even wonder if our purpose is just to live life and die. Not everyone actually sits and ponders whether or not we are here for a purpose. We just all assume we have a purpose. Why Well, because we all...
  • Living Forever Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates
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    Would you want to live forever My position on this topic is equal upon yes and on no. This question has puzzled many others and me. Many things affect me, and make me think that I would, however some point towards the rejection of this statement. Throughout the years, the eye of the public and the eye of god have witnessed many happenings and events. As the world turns, Mother Nature takes its course and plays a vital role in the construction of new generations. Facts and ideas get passed along ...
  • Primo Levi And Jesus Christ
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    Survival in Auschwitz "Imagine now a man who is deprived of everyone he loves, and at the same time of his house, his habits, his clothes, in short, of everything he possesses: he will be a hollow man, reduced to suffering and needs, forgetful of dignity and restraint, for he who loses all often easily loses himself". This short quote is taken from Primo Levi's "Survival in Auschwitz". It depicts a true story of Primo Levi during the Holocaust, who was relocated to an extermination camp after be...
  • One Conclusion Happiness
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    Make Your Choice... What is the purpose of life? What are we all reaching for? Many have pondered on this subject and have come to one conclusion - happiness. However, it is our choice whether to reach this state or not. In Kate Chopin's work, 'The Awakening,' ; the main character, Edna, made her choice. She chose to be a slave to the world. She chose to live in the shadow of her husband. She chose to give into her society. It was these choices that kept her from her true passions and dreams, wh...
  • The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living
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    Socrates was considered by many to be the wisest man in ancient Greece. While he was eventually condemned for his wisdom, his spoken words are still listened to and followed today. When, during his trial, Socrates stated that, "the unexamined life is not worth living" (Plato 45), people began to question his theory. They began to wonder what Socrates meant with his statement, why he would feel that a life would not be worth living. To them, life was above all else, and choosing to give up life w...
  • Individual And Henry David Thoreau In Walden
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    The Conformist, the Individual, and Henry David Thoreau In Walden, written by Henry David Thoreau, Thoreau describes how he lives his life simply and believes that this is the key to living life to the fullest. However, I found while reading the passage that his outlook on living out ones life seemed to me to have both its high points as well as its low points. At first I thought that Thoreau was trying to conform people to his way of life. However, the more I read the more I began to understand...
  • Live Lives Of Material Possessions
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    Henry David Thoreau was man of simplicity, and if he were to experience life in Cary, he would not only be surprised, but disappointed in humanity itself. Thoreau believed in the necessities of life, nothing more, and the people of Cary live lives exactly the opposite. Cary residents live lives of material possessions, business, and over-complexity. These traits of society are precisely opposite of Thoreau's ideals and beliefs. Not only would Thoreau be disappointed, but his eyes would be filled...
  • Live Bye
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    Death from a Buddhist and Christian Point of View "You will be with me today in paradise", Jesus Christ told this to the thief on the cross while they were dying. However, can people believe that there is truly life after death? In many different religions there are different perceptions of life after death. For example in the Buddhist religion, the Buddhist people believe that life is practice for death. Professor Brown, of California State University of Northridge stated, "The Buddhist people ...
  • Good Morals And Values In Order
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    What is the good life? The good life is being able to live in this world to love one another as Jesus loves us. In order for us to live the good life, we must practice all of Jesus' teachings in our daily life. We must be loving, respectful, helpful, caring, and completely without evil. We need to have good morals and values in order to live the good life. Our values and morals are what inspires and motivates us to do meaningful things. Being a good person is important for our own well being as ...
  • Purpose To Life
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    Reflective Response Essay This is a question who everyone has asked themselves personally in many different forms, from the beginning of time to now. I think this question reflects on the story by Lennie and George working so hard to get where they want to be. If they thought that there was absolutely no purpose for what they " re doing, why would they do it? Another thing that makes me think that Lennie and George feel that there is a purpose to life is that the story not hinting that they are ...
  • Life As A Tale
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    Besides being a powerful work written by Shakespeare, Macbeth was also a gruesome tragedy about the deaths of many people including Macbeth wife. For a person that lived through such tough circumstances, the fact that Macbeth chose to describe life as a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing is no surprise. Macbeth was a corrupt man given different perspectives on life than most normal people. Life is not a tale told by an idiot, but a truly splendid gift given from Go...
  • Song About Irony In The World's Lives
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    Why do bad things happen to good people? We have heard this many times with the death of a car crash or another going bankrupt. Everyone has an ironic situation happen to him or her. Alanis Morissette performed a song about irony in the world's lives. .".. It's like meeting the man of you dreams... then meeting his beautiful wife... ". yeah isn't THAT ironic, that seems to be my best fortune. Irony reveals a different reality than what appears. We see different types of irony in the stories we r...
  • Jew In The Holocaust
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    The Holocaust was a very bad thing in history. Millions died in the concentration camps and when and if they were liberated they would come home to no family. I can imagine how it felt to be a Jew in the Holocaust. The Jews went to their physical and mental limit just to avoid death. If we do not live our lives fully then we are wasting the gift of life. I don't think it's fair to waste our life, because many people worked a lot harder than us to have life, while they were not able to have it. I...
  • Day And Live Life
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    George Gray "George Gray" is a poem about a man who missed out on many of life's opportunities because he was so afraid of failure that he did not even try. He passed up love because he was afraid of being hurt, ambition because he dreaded all the changes that came with it and sorrow because he feared the pain. The poem begins with "George" staring at his own gravestone and realizing that there was nothing special to be said about him because he had done nothing with his life. He looked back on ...
  • Message Carpe Diem
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    The phrase carpe diem, Latin for seize the day, asserts that if one does not live life to the fullest, one does not live life at all. Applications of this adage are widespread among numerous literary works. A few of the many examples include the poetry of Emily Dickinson, the motion picture Dead Poet's Society, and Walt Whitman's Song of Myself. The words carpe diem are designed to move people into considering not death itself, but considering the lives people live before death. This phrase brin...
  • Their Lives In Attempts
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    Henry David Thoreau decided at a relatively young age to use his life as an experiment in self-education. His optimistic views on life and his goal-oriented lifestyle is reflected in his writing. In Where I Lived, and What I Lived For, Thoreau writes about his appreciation for his tattered little abode, which was only a defense against the outer environmental elements. Though the wind blows through the house, he hears it as though it were a song from the gods on Olympus. He recognizes his misfor...
  • Trivial Things In Life
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    What is the purpose of life? Is it to obtain wealth, fortune, or become famous? Or do the trivial things in life, occurring everyday, make life grand and give life its purpose? Thornton Wilder attempted to answer this very intricate question, a question which plays with each of our minds once in a while, through his play, Our Town. In Our Town, he exemplified his view of life and what it truly means by not only reflecting upon life, but also, death. Through death, we learn what life really is, a...
  • Unexplained Life
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    "The unexplained life is not worth living" Life is all existence around us. Everything we see, feel, hear, touch and so on is a product of life. Life may mean a lot, it may come in different approaches in entering ones consciousness. Life is to be maximized to the fullest. As our fore fathers have filled their life with study, which comes as a result the comfort of life. A man may have its own meaning of life regardless of raise, religion, color. Life comes in a flash. Before you realize somethi...
  • Live In Solidity And Freedom
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    Does knowing we are going to die help us to live? How? We often take our lives for granted especially when we " re young. We think we " re going to live forever. But, from one moment to the next, nobody knows what will happen. A person could be alive and well one moment and dead the next, this shows the value of life and the uncertainties of death. Death is the "great unknown", and that's why it's so frightening. Also, we perceive the inevitability of death long before it happens, which can be w...

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