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  • Pride Of The English Nobility
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    In Jonathan Swifts, "Gulliver Travels", The main character, Gulliver comments extensively on the nature of man and his flaws. The character of Gulliver only brings up Swifts misgivings about humans. The characters that Gulliver reacts with reveal Swifts stance on many moral and ethical issues. One such issue is that of sin. Swift constantly depicts characters as satires upon their real counterparts and often focusing on expressing one sin in particular. Swift in particular is extremely critical ...
  • Essay On Pride By Frazier
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    1. I have heard a great deal about my father, tales of extreme hubris and smugness were always mixed with those of noble and humble intentions. He seemed to exemplify at times the focus of this essay on pride by Frazier. 2. Men, more so than women in my experience, seem to be guilty of: not stopping for directions, attempting to fix things about the house with little or no knowledge of them, zoning out in front of the television, commonly being afflicted with hubris, this is the main weakness of...
  • Crucible Many Of The Characters Show
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    "A look inside The Crucible" The Crucible By Arthur Miller is an interesting story based on the Salem witch trials. The characters in the Crucible have allot of inner and outer conflicts with themselves and each other. Many of the characters in the story show that dying with honor is better than living with guilt. The Crucible has many themes. One of the central themes in my opinion is greed. Many of the characters in the story like Thomas Putnam, show large amounts of greed. Putnam was caught b...
  • Pride Of John Proctor
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    'I never sold myself! I'm a good girl! I'm a proper girl!' ; said Abigail Williams in The Crucible (p. 40) That and, 'They must not blackening my name'; more than anything are what we hear the most when it comes the time to save your name. People with excessive pride would risk to lose everything to make sure nobody would spoil their name. They would even accused their neighbours of the worse crime so they would still be part of the good side of the society. In the drama play The Crucible, this ...
  • Honor Of His Pride
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    In Salem, Massachusetts in the 1690's, Puritans lived in a tight society and became jealous of each other. Arthur Miller was inspired by the "red scare" and wrote The Crucible, which showed that pride can be beneficial as well as deadly. One of the characters in this play is John Proctor, a well respected man in Salem, who used his pride as beneficial towards his friends and his family. Deputy Governor Danforth, the highest judge of the province who is called to preside over the Salem Witch Tria...
  • My Beloved Country And Its Ideals
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    Patriotism. The very sound of the word brings to my heart feelings of loyalty and pride. I feel loyalty for my country and my country's ideals, and I feel pride for those before me who fought and sacrificed much for the freedom of my beloved country. I love and honor my country. I feel a sense of duty to this country that has been my home since my birth. As I turn the pages of our country's history, I am inspired by those who have spoken out and fought against those who have threatened our count...
  • Younger Family
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    The Younger family is a sterling example of a typical black, urban, Northern United States family living in Southern Chicago subsequent to World War II. Their life is not an easy one, as they endure daily indignities and sufferings while trying to measure out their existence on a very uneven playing field. Indeed African Americans face many hardships; many of which are self-induced whilst others are imposed upon them by the dominant culture that exists. I. Pride is an expensive luxury that the Y...
  • Jealousy And Pride
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    What Is A Perfect Life? In life, the reality that we face on a normal basis is depressing, disappointing and lifeless. A perfect life is a life without hate, jealousy and pride. A creation or thought of emptiness to which only myths or legends originate from. But if a dimension of omnipotent peace was resurrected this is what it would be like. Hate, a feeling of demonic control of anger. A bitter rotting corpse of emotion balled into a pale, cold, burnt of flesh smelled dough, waiting to be mold...
  • Antigone's And Odysseus Pride
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    Consequences of Excessive Pride Pride is not a bad attribute to have, it is actually very important. One definition for pride is: A sense of one's own proper dignity or value; self-respect. Self respect is a very good quality to have, however, there's such thing as too much of a good thing. This is especially the case if you are a hero in a Greek play that has too much pride. Pride is the most central flaw in Greek tragedy, even in heroes. In the plays "Antigone" and "The Odyssey", Antigone's an...
  • One Of The Characteristics Of Chivalry
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    Outdated Chivalry Chivalry is based on a principal of bravery, pride, and gallantry toward women, and although chivalry was meant as a code for the righteous and good in the middle ages, it is outdated and will only lead to trouble in modern times. Pride is one of the characteristics of chivalry. The knights are proud of their kingdoms. The knights are proud of their names. They re proud of everything, but pride is a terrible weakness in people. People in our times are proud enough as it is, if ...
  • Bernarda And Torvald Control Pride Through Force
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    Pride and Consequences in A Doll's House and The House of Bernarda Alba The House of Bernarda Alba and A Doll's House, by Frederico Garcia Lorca and Henrik Ibsen respectively, are two similar plays written at different times. In 1964, Frederico's The House of Bernarda Alba debuted in Madrid Spain, thirty-one years after it's birth in 1933. It pioneered the style of surrealistic imagery, popular folklore and was written in prose. A Doll's House was published in 1879 and appeared on stage that yea...
  • Reaction Paper Assisted Suicide
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    Reaction paper- Assisted Suicide In reaction to the law the Michigan Legislature recently passed outlawing assisted suicide, I found myself with many mixed feelings. I found myself often feeling bad for the patients Dr. Kevorkian dealt with but more often felt sorry for him that he should be responsible for so many deaths. It is a sad road to travel on when faced with a terminal disease. It includes many harsh realities and many are not prepared to deal with their illness. There are many aspects...
  • Pride In One's Name
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    In Jonathan Swift's, "Gulliver's Travels", The main character, Gulliver comments on the nature of man and his flaws. The characters that Gulliver reacts with reveal the authors stance on many moral and ethical issues. One of these issues is sin. The author constantly depicts characters as satires upon their real counterparts and often focusing on expressing one sin in particular. The author in particular is extremely critical of one's pride, and chooses to express this flaw in man most often. He...
  • Arrogant As A Result Of Their Pride
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    Pride The word pride in itself isn't an important word but it's meaning implies many things. There are several different definitions for pride. Pride can be referred to as a type of plant, a form of body ornamentation, or even a group of lions. The most commonly used definition of pride is being proud, or having a feeling of great accomplishment and feeling self-satisfaction. The word pride both positive and negative meanings that can be seen throughout history. In 1297 AD, pride was described a...
  • Pride In The Positive Sense
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    Mitch Hummel PRIDE Pride is mostly thought of as pleasure or satisfaction taken in an achievement. And is a very pleasant and good quality found in people. It is very acceptable and common to show pride in ones work or in another person. But pride is a double edged sword, in the fact that pride is not always positive. Pride can also be thought of as arrogance or smugness. Self-importance is an interchangeable word for pride, and is looked down on among most people. Pride, in the positive sense, ...
  • Active Role In Mathlides Pride
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    Mathlide Lois el is a character who has much pride in her. It is her motivation to act throughout the story, and it is the key to her downfall. Mathlide downfall comes into place when she does not tell Mrs. Forrestier that she lost her necklace. Mathlide does not gush out confessions and prostrating herself while pleading for forgiveness, she takes the responsibility for her mistakes by replacing Mrs. Forrestier necklace. De Maupassant shows her qualities in the introduction, the incident, and t...
  • Agamemnon's Boastful Pride
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    As humans we are gifted (or cursed depending on how you look at it) with certain inescapable traits. Homer does an excellent job showing the traits through the heroes of the Iliad. This essay will discuss how the basic human nature of a few of Homer's characters determines their fate. Everybody knows that no one is perfect. Even the mythological men and women that Homer writes about make mistakes. In book one Agamemnon refuses to give Chryseis back to her father, a mistake that causes Apollo to ...
  • Only Problem Americans
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    3,974 lives were lost between 1778 and 1781 in the American Revolutionary War. During the Civil War 600,000 more were sacrificed. In World War I, 57,476 lives lost. Such a large number, and for what Is 661,450 the price of freedom 661,450! And that isnt even including lives lost during the womens rights movement, the anti-slavery movement, or the civil rights movement. Not to mention wars Americans fought for the freedom of other countries! World War II, Vietnam, the Gulf War! Can a single count...
  • The Lion King Simba's Journey
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    The Lion King is one of the most famous Disney animated feature of all time. It has captured the hearts of children and adults everywhere around the world and has made over Three Hundred and twelve million dollars. But The Lion king is much more than a movie that has made a lot of money, it actually is the story of a hero's quest or journey. The hero's journey is reflected everywhere, from a television show to great works of literature, and even movies (Harris 1). A Hero's journey consists of se...
  • Marriage In The Novel Pride And Prejudice
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    Marriage in the novel pride and prejudice is classed as a business in the early 19th century when the book was Pride, in the authoritative text of Jane Austen's time was defined as the ill- founded and unreasonable self-esteem of an individual. Prejudice, which can arise from a sense of pride are the result of misguided or ill informed judgement of the true fact. When these two themes are added together, the book pride and prejudice is produced. One of the most popular novels written by Jane Aus...

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