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  • Hawthorne's Belief In The Universality Of Sin
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    Innocence Lost My Kinsman, Major Molineux and Young Goodman Brown present Nathaniel Hawthorne's belief in the universality of sin. These works provide numerous perspectives into the nature of the human condition and the individual's role within it. Hawthorne fictionalizes a world where communion with man is essential for spiritual satisfaction. The main characters of these stories face moral dilemmas through their pursuit of human communion. Whether the problems are moral, psychological, or both...
  • Would Reverend Dimmsdale
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    A person's morals and beliefs are the structure for which their life is built upon. Once you have defied these 'morals'; there is no greater punishment than having to live within oneself. The Scarlet Letter, a Nineteenth Century novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, raises the question of what is worse is worse; A sin that has been allowed out in the open, or one that has been concealed. Hawthorne chooses a character, Arthur Dimmsdale, to demonstrate that. Dimmsdale, an ordained minister, is a man that ...
  • Ford's A Multitude Of Sins
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    I don't believe the past can be repaired, only exceeded", a man says as he re-encounters someone he knew for a brief but emotional time. Most of the solitary souls who populate Richard Ford's A Multitude of Sins, whether they " ve sinned or been sinned against, ceaselessly interrogate their lives in the hope that they can indeed be improved. The "multitude" of sins in these 10 stories are really variations of one sin-adultery-and Ford never treads the same ground. The perfectly sequenced collect...
  • St Nicholas
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    History of the Celebration of Christmas People have celebrated a mid-winter festival since pre-historic times. They marked the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual offerings. The Roman festival of Saturnalia -- a time for feasting and gambling -- lasted for weeks in December. Germanic tribes of Northern Europe also celebrated mid-winter with feasting, drinking and religious rituals. It's thought that Jesus of Nazareth was born in springtime. A Pope, Julius I, chose Decembe...
  • Niebuhr And Miranda View Economics
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    In this paper we will examine the philosophies of Reinhold Niebuhr and Jose Porfirio Miranda of sin and the political and economic implications on justice. We will examine similarities and differences and attempt to reach a moderated view based on their representations. Sin Webster's definition of sin could be paraphrased as the deliberate disobedience to the known will of God, and / or the separation resulting thereof. In this section we will examine both Niebuhr and Miranda's philosophies on t...
  • Man's Sins
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    Man's nature is a varied terrain, rife with shortcomings and surprising abilities. The two authors, London and Steinback, make use of this unusual dichotomy to convey their purpose. Man's often-pompous ego hinders his decision-making abilities, but behind this sinful shortcoming lays perseverance, which is astounding at times. Such an example of this could be derived from the two characters of Flight and To Build a Fire. Firstly, the extreme nature of their respective environments is harsh and i...

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