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  • Dominance Over Their Husbands
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    Chaucer's Wife Of Bath, Allison, is a very interesting character. She almost seems to be an early feminist, but is not by her own words. She has her own authoritarian views on marriage, Scripture, and husband domination. Alison is one of the only characters who actually reveals herself openly, through her prologue. She has a personality, and that personality consists of her authority over her husbands, her own ideals on religion, and she uses her tale to back this all up. Allison establishes her...
  • Canon At My High School
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    'Schlesinger's Canon vs. My High School's Canon' In school, whether it be at the high school or college levels, there are usually lists of books thought as being essential reading. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. -- a Pulitzer Prize winning historian -- calls this list in his book The Disuniting of America, a 'canon' or 'canonical literature. ' A problem exists with this canon, at least Schlesinger claims there is. He states that the canon is being used 'as an instrument of European oppression enforc...
  • Dave's First Book
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    Dave has experienced a truly extraordinary life. As a child, he endured the horrors of child abuse, which included physical torture, mental cruelty, and near starvation. Upon Dave's rescue, he was identified as one of the most severely abused children in California's history. At age 12, Dave's teachers risked their careers to notify the authorities and saved his life. Upon Dave's removal, he was made a ward of the court and placed in foster care until he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force at age 18....
  • Imposing A Rescue Fee
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    Bridget King Basic Comp. Refutation Essay January 11, 2000 Sending Out an S.O. S On January 2nd, while I was perusing the Providence Journal I stumbled upon the editorial page. On the page was an article titled Imposing a Rescue Fee which was written by an anonymous author. This person favored imposing a fee for people whom needed rescuing from life or death situations. While reading this article I became very upset. Although the author does have the right to his or her opinion there are several...
  • Satanic Ten Commandments The Author
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    When responding to an article, it is logical to assume that one would like to come off as intelligent and well-spoken. This is difficult to achieve when fallacies are apparent in many varying fashions throughout the response. Fallacies have the effect of weakening a statement by simply making the writer appear uneducated. In the letter to editor entitled, Ten Commandments shouldn t be in schools which appears in The Pantograph, there are many different examples of fallacies which assume the unde...
  • Parish Councils
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    A Brief History of Parish Councils To understand the history and development of Parish Councils a contrast has to be made between parish councils in the 1960's and 70's with councils in the 80's and 90's. One difference, which is overwhelmingly apparent, is the amount of authority and control the parish council has. This was, in the 60's and 70's, the subject of much disagreement. Many early authors believed that councils should promote executive authority. They took their cue from the ambiguity...
  • Odessa Permian High School Football Team
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    Friday Night Lights is a remarkable book. Having come from a small town where the local high school football team was also state champions during the late eighties and early nineties this book caught my attention right away. It displays the dream of a small town in West Texas as but as well mentions about segregation, the oil boom, and the oil crisis that came after. What makes this book important is the work the author did of putting everything together. He not only highlights the times when ec...
  • 1984 And The Milgram Experiment
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    1984 Essay – Big Brother Is Watching 1984 Essay – Big Brother Is Watching You Someone has always been there to tell you what to do in life. As a young child, you were told to behave properly and not to eat too many sweets. As you grew older and older, it seemed as if the responsibilities became greater and greater in number. Even as an adult, there was always an officious boss telling you what to do. There was always some higher force that bound your actions. Authority was the major ...

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