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  • Polygamy
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    Polygamy is defined as: marriage in which a spouse of either sex may have more than one mate at the same time. ( . m- w. com) Polygamy may be odd to most Americans, but in the global community it is common, normal and accepted. Although the percentage of men in the world who have more than one wife is relatively small, almost one-third of the world's population belongs to a community that allows it, says Israeli anthropologist Joseph Gin at. (web) Polygamy was an accepted practice among early He...
  • Story Of Cupid And Psyche
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    Best Friends and Lovers as Community of Two In the reading by Lucius Apuleius Cupid and Psyche (A.D. 150), We are asked to determine whether Cupid and Psyche represent a community together. "Psyche is a princess so beautiful that the goddess Venus becomes jealous. In revenge, she instructs her son Cupid to make her fall in love with a hideous monster; but instead he falls in love with her himself. He becomes her unseen husband, visiting her only at night. Psyche disobeys his orders not to attemp...
  • One In The Community
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    It is the future. There is no war, no hunger, and no pain. No one in The Community wants for anything. Everyone is provided for. Each Family Unit is entitled to one female and male child. Each member of The Community has their profession carefully chosen for them by the Committee of Elders, and they never make a mistake. In todays world, one of the most treasured resources is family and a home. In Jonas world, a family is all ways the same. There is one mom, one dad, one male child, and one male...
  • Cather's Sympathies Lie Toward Alexandra
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    Characters versus Community Lisa Fails April 11, 2001 Literature 421 #762381 Characters versus Community In the novel O Pioneers! the author Willa Cather's vision of Alexandra Bergson is consistent in character treatment with other authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne (Scarlet Letter), and Stephan Crane (Maggie: A Girl of the Streets). In each novel, all authors possess a central character that has an obvious tension between themselves and their community. Unlike the previous authors, Cather's sy...
  • Charles Fourier
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    A new craze swept France, as well as most of Europe, in the early nineteenth century. The oppressed society was exhausted from its continual battle against itself. The people sought change; they sought relief from the socio-economic been spinning themselves dizzy in for their entire lives, and the lives of their fathers, and their fathers before them. Their minds wandered from the monotony of changing spools of thread in a textile mill or hauling buckets of water in that same mill to aland of li...
  • Town Of Gullen
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    Durrenmatt wrote about the town of Gullen (meaning "excrement" in Swiss), "It is a community which slowly yields to temptation... yet this yielding must be understandable. The temptation is too great, the poverty is too bitter. (The Visit) is a malicious play, but just for that reason, it must be presented without anger and in the most humane way, with sadness yet with humor, for nothing hurts this comedy that ends tragically than brutal seriousness". Durrenmatt uses the people of the town to sh...
  • Evidence Of Jinnah's Personality
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    "A nationalist who preferred constitutional methods, Jinnah's moderation in politics was tactical, not strategic; he recognized the need to keep inarticulate, but potentially disruptive communal passions at bay. There was nothing mendicant about his approach. Proud, with an assurance painfully constructed in difficult circumstances, he was never prepared to compromise over principles and had little liking for India's white masters with whom he never felt wholly at ease. A pragmatic politician, h...
  • Few Birds
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    There was once a town in the heart of America where all life seemed to live in harmony with its surroundings. The town lay in the midst of a checkerboard of prosperous farms, with fields of grain and hillsides of orchards where, in spring, white clouds of bloom drifted above the greenfield's. In autumn, oak and maple and birch set up a blaze of color that flamed and flickered across a backdrop of pines. Then foxes barked in the hills and deer silently crossed the fields, half hidden in the mists...
  • Construction And Representation Of The Subaltern Community
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    The Construction and Representation of the Subaltern Community: Sathianathan Clarke and an analysis of selected writings by Dipesh Chakravarty. I would like to begin this paper by closely considering the term 'subaltern' to preclude any naive or one-sided understanding of the same as a purely economic category, before I argue for its representation and construction by focusing on one major mode of construction and representation, as I move on to the specifics. I propose to understand and convey ...
  • Mrs Fullerton And Her Neighbors
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    The Shining Houses The theme of the short story "The Shining Houses" by Alice Munro is that when a person is faced with making a challenging decision in a complicated and conforming situation, the choice made helps reveal his or her individuality. The general conflict in this story is Mary's dilemma. She listens to both conflicting perspectives within her community, Mrs. Fullerton and her neighbors. The neighbors represent the present and the future of the community. They want a more modern, adv...
  • School Boards And Communities
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    ? Convening The Community.? Sokoloff, ? Essay, Research Paper Sokoloff, Harris.? American School Board Journal. November 1997. This article asks the question; why must schools invite the public to join the dialogue on public education? New structures and committees are being erected in communities across the nation to build stronger connections between schools, school boards, and communities. One such structure is a district advisory committee composed of community leaders. Its purpose is to imp...

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