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  • Truth Of Sunlight And The Real World
    285 words
    What do Plato, Descartes, and Hobbes contribute to the question "how do we know what is true, and what is false?" In the allegory of the cave, Plato views the sunlight as the truth, and the shadows in the cave as being false, and his contribution to the question "how can we tell what is true, and what is false" is that we have no way of knowing what is true, and what is false, until we have experienced them both, and can compare the two. I think that Plato is trying to say that society is ignora...
  • Falstaff From Henry IV Parts
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    Romanticism, as stated in the American Heritage Electronic Dictionary is, "An artistic and intellectual movement originating in Europe in the late 18th century and characterized by a heightened interest in nature, emphasis on the individual's expression of emotion and imagination, departure from the attitudes and forms of classicism, and rebellion against established social rules and conventions". Falstaff is the ideal romantic character. In an article written by Harry T. Baker titled, "The Two ...
  • World And The Gothic Fantasy
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    The Gothic - Interplay between Realism and Fantasy The purpose of the imagination, I believe, is to offer us solace and shelter from situations and life passages which would otherwise prove unendurable. The imagination which so often kept me awake and in terror as a child has seen me through some terrible bouts of stark raving reality as an adult. (Stephen King Nightmares and Dreamscapes: 8) This quote from one of America's leading writers' highlights one of the most important reasons for the us...
  • Real World Problems
    577 words
    ? The stories have been told; myths to keep us from repeating what those before us messed up on. All of these stories have a problem, and they all have a hero or a god or goddess who can defeat the problem. Everything in the end usually works out the way you expect it. Everyone lives, except for one and the hero gets a wife. Most of the time the problem really isn't that big of deal, but back here in the real world problems are real and we have only one God to protect us. Which to me, seems like...
  • Red Pill
    509 words
    I'm sitting in a chair, talking to a man that I've wanted to know for a long time. His name is Morpheus; I know that he knows more than I do about the world and how it works. Now it's my turn, in each of his hand's there is a pill, in one there's a red pill and in the other a blue pill. The red pill will have me further my knowledge and the true nature of things will be revealed. The blue pill stops any further knowledge and my perception of things will remain unchanged. I take the red pill. Why...
  • Real World Of Technology
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    In her book, The Real World of Technology (1999), Ursula M. Franklin argues that technology has a disruptive effect on humanity. If left-unchecked technology will eventually destroy society as we know it. Franklin illustrates her point by focusing on the effects technology has had on society and cultures in the past. She uses examples from China before the Common Era to the Roman Empire, with a majority of examples coming form the last one hundred and fifty years. Such as the Industrial Revoluti...
  • Pure Mathematics Deals With Real World Problems
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    Arithmetic and the study of arithmetic have been around for many centuries. Used by people to trade with each other, understand each others' problems, build houses etc. Arithmetic is a huge part of everyday life for everyone on the planet. So why do we have arithmetical ideas and concepts? I think this is pretty simple. Arithmetic exists because we need it to live and interact with each other. A good way for us to understand each other is through arithmetic. Although it sounds like arithmetic wa...
  • Shows Ahab
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    In the novel Moby Dick, by Herman Melville, a microcosm lives in the Pequod. Throughout the story, the microcosm is apparent in the control and superiority of Captain Ahab, friendship, religion, and the struggles of good and evil. The Pequod symbolizes the views, actions, thoughts, and the various types of people in the world. Ahab's power and authority show that he is the leader in this small world. He conjures allegiance and fear out of the crew. Dago o, Tash tego, and Queequeg are the minorit...
  • People In The Real World New Orleans
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    MTV has been putting seven strangers into a mansion for years, but none of the previous episodes have been so intoxicated and as sexually charged as The Real World-New Orleans. There is Jamie, the typical good-looking frat-boy, Julie, the cute-yet sheltered Morman, Melissa, the confused and neurotic barbie doll, David, your typical (yet pumped up) pimp, Danny, the very hot, but very gay, sweetheart, Kelly, your sexy sorority sister, and Matt, the adorable hippy. By putting seven gorgeous people ...

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