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  • Frederick Jones Life
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    e most Emersonian person that I have ever known would be with out a doubt be Frederick Jones. I spent two summers working with this man on the Linville River for the K awana fishing club. In Self Reliance Emerson writes Your genuine action will explain itself and will explain your other genuine actions. Your conformity explains nothing. This is clearly a call for individuality in men. Though Frederick has probably never read or even heard of Ralph Waldo Emerson, his way of life is very much in l...
  • Dead Man And The Cure The Desert
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    The Dead Man and the Cure The desert was the apotheosis of all deserts, huge expanding into dusty nothingness in all directions. The dying man walked and his footfalls puffed indifferently. He did not know how much longer his feet or his soul would carry him. His death was certain, for they all had told him. He knew his doom and the incurable pain of the world gone mad. He had visited the church and the ones in robes said he was damned by whatever gods they prayed to. He had studied at the acade...
  • Prostitute Leaves And The Underground Man
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    Notes from Underground is the narrative of a slightly mad, extremely alienated recluse set in St. Petersburg in the mid 1800's. The text is divided into two parts: in the first, the anonymous Underground Man describes his views of the world, society, and human nature, most of which stem from his inability to integrate himself into society; the second part describes events in the Underground Man's life that explain how he descended into madness and isolation. The events in Part II are quite simpl...
  • Dickie And Tom
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    The Talented Mr. Ripley Insanity is a behavior that is often judged by our society. If one behaves in a manner that contradicts the societal norm, he is ostracized for his inappropriate actions. Insanity however is not to be confused with irrationality. Tom Ripley's many immoral acts, namely, murder, forgery, and deceit could be perceived as insane; however, when one takes into consideration the calculated motives behind them, it is evident that they are merely irrational. Tom's irrational, yet ...
  • Standard Language And Rousseau
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    Report On "A Discourse On Inequality", By Jean Jacques Rousseau In Rousseau's book "A Discourse On Inequality", he looks into the question of where the general inequality amongst men came from. Inequality exists economically, structurally, amongst different generations, genders, races, and in almost all other areas of society. However, Rousseau considers that there are really two categories of inequality. The first is called Natural / Physical, it occurs as an affect of nature. It includes inequ...
  • Mans Right To His Own Life
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    Capitalism The distinguished in the nineteenth century and it's collapse in the twentieth century have led to similar, though much slower and less obvious, process in the course of modern science. Today's frantic development in the field of technology has a quality reminiscent of the days preceding the economic crash of 1929. The clearest evidence of it may be seen in such comparatively young sciences such as psychology and political economy. In psychology, one may observe the attempt to study h...
  • Shadow Of A Man
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    Beware Lest You Lose Substance by Grasping at the Shadow Tired, dirty, hungry and cold. Lying on the slate speckled sidewalk's park bench, which is sparsely painted with colorful wads of chewed Wrigley's spearmint and fruit striped gum, is a shadow of a man. I say 'shadow of a man' because this man is not like you or me. This man has no address to call home. He is unshaven, and his brown hair is matted with dark crimson blood from an earlier scuffle with some of the local boys that wanted to "ha...
  • Ayn Rand
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    AYN RAND: HER LIFE AND PHILOSOPHY Ayn Rand was a novelist and philosopher who influenced many people's way of thinking in very profound ways. She was born in Russia in 1905 and came to America at the age of twenty-one where she published her first novel, We The Living, in 1936. The Fountainhead was published in 1943 and brought Ayn Rand international fame. Although she considered herself primarily a fiction writer, she realized that in order to create heroic fictional characters, she had to iden...
  • Village Of Thebes
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    Today is like any another dreary day. My name is the lonesome expression of anxiety, Carsinigensian. So alone in my abyss of despair, prayer is the only escape from this pain. Across the many rolling hills lay the decadence that is Thebes. The city is baron; it is but a wasteland of poverty and angst. Many years have past since the day the great? king? was brought to his knees by the very city he had salvaged. It was the very day of my birth that the deeds of the tyrant Oedipus were revealed. It...

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