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  • Watch Soap Operas
    578 words
    Whether you admit it or not, everyone has seen at least fifteen minutes of a soap opera in their lifetime. Who hasn't had one of those days where they " re sitting at home, flipping through channels when they sort of pause to take a peek at what's happening on the latest episode of Days of Our Lives. The funniest thing though, is when they hear someone coming; the television is suddenly set to much music. Sure it may sound dumb changing channels, but hey I actually know people who do that, espec...
  • Kathleen Norris's And The Catholic Tradition
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    In The Cloister Walk, American poet Kathleen Norris takes the reader through her experiences with life in a Benedictine monastery. She writes 75 short tales, each one dealing with a different observation... One thing that appealed to me about this book is that Kathleen Norris isn't a catholic, nor is she very into church. Her experiences at the monastery help her better understand herself, as well as others. This paper will attempt to link my experiences with those of Kathleen Norris's and the C...
  • Late Medieval And Renaissance Time Period
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    Christine de Pisan's book, The Treasure of the City of Ladies, explains in detail the various aspects of women's lives during the late Medieval and Renaissance culture. She addresses all women of this time from those with power and authority to the poorest peasant women. Christine de Pisan focuses on three main areas of a women's life during this time period. First she discusses the role of knowledge and education in the lives of the various women. Then she offers her advice to all the different...
  • Self As A Proclamation
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    Questioning our 'Self's something that interests us all is ourselves - because we are the subject and main focus of our lives. No matter what you think of yourself, there is a natural interest because you have to live with yourself for a lifetime. The self view is therefore something that can give us a lot of misery if we see ourselves in the wrong way. Even under the best of circumstances, if we don't see ourselves in the right way we still end up creating suffering in our minds. The Buddha was...
  • Theory Of Human Nature
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    Jean-Jacques Rousseau had a theory of human nature that differed from all others. The way we started, grew as a society, and live now, are totally different than what we have already learned this semester. He thought of what is called a Social Contract Theory. This theory will be discussed in this paper, especially in the aspects of personal freedom, the role of the intellect, human social and / or spiritual relations, and the nature of the self. How much personal freedom does a person have? Wel...
  • Clothes Of A Tramp
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    'Down and Out Paris and London " The story of 'Down And Out In Paris And London' deals with the author's experience with tramps and the poverty stricken in Paris and London in the 1920's. He lives with them on equal terms and suffers the same hardships and tribulations. Orwell shows great compassion for the plight of the poor and feels that society is very unfair in their criticism and judgment of the tramps and beggars that roam the streets. He feels that these people are victims of their circu...
  • Pulcheria Alexandrovna Raskolnikov This
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    1. .".. all is in a man's hands and he lets it all slip from cowardice, that's an axiom. It would be interesting to know what it is men are most afraid of". -Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov By saying this Raskolnikov suggests that men are capable of doing whatever they wish, and the only thing that holds them back are their fears. Because of this Raskolnikov wonders what man's greatest fear is, and with that comes the one thing that no man is capable of doing. 2. .".. for though Pyotr Petrovich ha...
  • Deceased And The Vegetable
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    Euthanasia Should a patient who has lost all powers of reasoning and who lives like a vegetable, totally hopeless and helpless, a terminal case who only wants to die, be forced to live? The number of people who are asking this question increases each day. Although the official position of the medical profession is to maintain life, regardless of the condition of the patient, but with certain cases, euthanasia should be administered. We are living in an age of medical miracles. Medicine, has made...
  • Nick Holtum
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    Interview with Nick Holtum When thinking of people I could possibly interview, and then deciding that most of them wouldn't be very interesting, I decided to interview a friend of mine. Nick Holtum. At first glance he seems like any other 15 year old but once you get to know him, you " ll soon realize that, that isn't the case. Firstly he's moved around and experienced more things then most people his age, even most people in general, and has developed a unique personality because of this. Nick ...
  • Words And Teachings Of Sathya
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    On November 23, 1926, in a remote village in southern India, Sai Baba was born and given the family name of Satya narayana Raju. He was one of the person born for success. Many stories began that after Sathya was born, strange 'miracles' were beginning to occur. His was different from the children around him, and his actions and behaviors were obviously very strange. He was a vegetarian, unlike the rest of his family. He lived opposite his parents in a way that his life was nothing like theirs. ...
  • Things About Their Lives
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    The Sermon on the Mount Throughout the book of Matthew the reader can notice many instances when Jesus wants his people to act differently then they were told to before. During Jesus's sermon on the Mount, he tells his people how they should live their lives, he also tells them how to pray and how to treat others. Jesus brings up old sayings and adds to them during his sermon asking his people to change the way they live. First, Jesus talks about how his people should live their lives. Jesus say...
  • Drink The Pardoner
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    The Pardoner as a Representative of the Church The Pardoner is a disreputable representative of the church. The General Prologue describes him as being a lying, swindling hypocrite, and he does not hesitate to tell you this himself. The main theme of his sermons, and The Pardoners Tale, is love of money is the root to all evil, yet his primary motivation in life is money. He dupes his listeners, and gains their acceptance of his authenticity, by displaying fancy religious letters and seals, and ...
  • Final Say In Our Lives
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    Ecclesiastes vs. Gilgamesh In both of these stories, there is a spiritual crisis that awaits being noticed. I think that in both of these stories, there is an underlying theme that death has the final say in our lives, and that there is not really much that we can do about it. In learning that our time will come, we tend to look at things, especially our lives, in different ways. In Ecclesiastes, the major spiritual crisis is that we must admit that death has the final say in our lives. This is ...
  • Dennis And Mr Joyboy
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    Essay- The Loved One Evelyn Waugh satirises death and life by centring his novel "The Loved One" around two funeral parlours, the Happier Hunting Ground and Whispering Glades. Through death, the characters lives are based. It is through the Happier Hunting Ground and Whispering Glades, both places of death, that we see how they live their lives. By openly satirising death, it satirises life by implication. We see the Hollywood industry, romance, English life, and the death of a pet satirises. Wh...
  • Miser Scrooge
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    The hyperbolic description of Scrooge in the early stages of the book is used to describe a large proportion of those who were better off in Victorian London. Scrooge is a 'squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner'. Dickens uses the present participle extremely effectively here as he is writing it in a way that he might describe Scrooge if he was talking aloud. Dickens also directly addresses the reader, such as 'Scrooge and Marley had been partners for as long I ...
  • Moments Of Monkey Business
    440 words
    I guess all of us have thought, at one time or another, that we must be nuts. Speaking of nuts, I, m tired of monkeying around. But whose business is it anyway? Nobodies. So I guess the theory is that life is a load of monkey business, and that is your business. That is your business. "And a dahoomers!" I hear you cry, to which I would say well there's no need to get in one a bart it! As an old friend of mine used to say; "J umma fraud si ni cyril so donee get in one!" His therapist has been fir...
  • Live With The Knowledge
    806 words
    (A) cce pts you as you are (B) eli eves in "you' (C) alls you just to say "HI' (D) oesn't give up on you (E) n visions the whole of you (even the unfinished parts) (F) or gives your mistakes (G) ives unconditionally (H) ells you (I) nites you over (J) ust to "be' with you (K) e eps you close at heart (L) over you for who you are (M) a kes a difference in your life (N) ever Judges (O) f fers support (P) i cks you up (Q) ui ets your fears (R) aises your spirits (S) ays nice things about you (T) el...
  • White And Black Families
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    "A Raisin in the Sun' "A Raisin in the Sun' was written by Lorraine Hansberry. It has won her an award in 1959, at age 29, the youngest American, the fifth woman, and the black playwright to win the Best Play of the Year Award of the New York Drama Critics. This book of the play has been put in its entire form. The original play did not include some scenes. This book has been an inspiration to a lot people. In my personal opinion, the central message is to show how the value systems of black fam...
  • Americans Live In The World
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    Being an American Jason Fabian As an American it is our duty to live up to the ego set by the past settlers to be better at everything. In all of our history we have been the country to work for what we want and if necessary fight for it. In the way that we as Americans live in the world now and the world before this generation we have never been content with what we have. Tocqueville says in his paper on American behavior, "In the Unites States a man builds a house to spend his latter years in ...

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