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  • Jack And His New Society
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    1. After Simon is killed, the next paragraph begins, "The clouds open and let the rain down like a waterfall" When the boys kill Simon they not only kill him and spirituality, but what they perceive to be the beast. Because the beast was created by them and embodied all of their evils, one of its interpretations can be as mankind's sin. Simon is very similar to Jesus in this book. The Roman's ruled the world during Jesus' life, and now a similar bloodthirsty society rules the island during Simon...
  • Powell's Boy Scouts
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    Future War Or Public Health-To Address Which Of These Needs Were The British Boys Scouts First Created Future war or public health - To address which of these needs were the British Boys Scouts first created This essay discusses the historical context of the British Boy Scouts from 1908 to 1918. The essay looks at what inspired and influenced Baden-Powell the founder of the Boy Scouts to create the movement. Including his personal social and emotional needs combined with Edwardian ideals, patrio...
  • Everyday Life Of An Average Citizen
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    Katherine Krassilnikoff Modern Literature Everyone knows what it is like to feel alone. That you are different in ways that somehow isolate you from your peers. This can be due to racial barriers, language barriers, or simply not following or buying into what society presents as what should be believed in or do. These differences drastically change a person's life, marginalizing them and pushing them to the edges of society. Modern literature targets those people that are outcasts and explores t...
  • More Savage And Inhumane As The Boys
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    William Golding, in his novel Lord of the Flies symbolically describes the degeneration of a civilized society. Embedded within the story of a group of young boys struggling to survive alone on a deserted island are insights to the capacity of evil within the human soul and how it relates to the defect in societies. After a plane crash that results in their in habitation of the island, the boys establish a democratic society that thrives on order, necessity and unity. Slowly, however, the peacef...
  • Alan's Passion For Horses
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    Equus is as complex as the human mind. Exploring psychological questions such as what does it mean to be normal, and should individuality be sacrificed for the sake of normality? Whilst propelling a mystery, crime story, and a psychological thriller, Peter Shaffer's Equus examines the minds of a young stable boy who has blinded several horses and the aging psychiatrist asked to "cure" him. But would a "cure" really normalize the teenager? A seventeen year old boy, Alan is brought to a psychiatri...
  • Conch Shell
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    In the novel, Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, Simon is the most powerful character. Although he is peaceful and shy, Simon closely resembles the role of Christ in many of his ways. He tries to show the boys there is no monster on the island except the fears that the boys have created in their minds. During a meeting, Simon shares what he believes is the truth by saying the beast, 'Is only us. ' When he makes this announcement, he is ridiculed by the boys, 'The laughter beat him cruelly an...
  • Destruction And Evil Within The Boys
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    The Lord Of The Flies: Destruction Of Society Or Creation Of A New Society Through Persecution One common interpretation of Lord of the Flies is that it focuses on the breakdown of civilization and the underlying savagery in each individual human being, always ultimately reverting back to an evil nature with a focus on the survival of the individual. Without rules and norms to guide people, communities will fall into disarray. "Civilization is the shield that mankind uses to cloak itself from it...
  • Boy In America
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    Being a male in America, the center of Western culture, is not by any means easy. We " re plagued by stereotypes and we fight among ourselves. We grow up programmed to act a certain way, talk a certain way, and to do certain things. Unfortunately, this mental conditioning is not productive, nor is it healthy. And one of the major contributors to this problem is our 'scientific's ystem of education. As C.S. Lewis stated in one of his books called The Abolition of Man, the motives of scientific ed...
  • Piggy And Brunos
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    Benjamin Barcelona Piggy & Giordano Bruno From the dawn of humanity, to the eras of medieval and renaissance, all the way our current modern society, and even to the yet to be experiences distant future humanity has always had problems with one natural event... change. In late 16th century, there was an Italian philosopher by the name of Giordano Bruno who was trying to bring about change in his times thinking and beliefs, but naturally, society conflicted what Bruno had to say and would eventua...
  • Birth Of A Daughter
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    First off, before making important notes about the video, I would like to comment that for me the videos really help add to the class. It helps bring to life all of the readings. There were several things I noticed in the video Dadi's Family that related well to the readings that we have been using in class. I will proceed to show three of these relations that were the most intriguing to me. In Robbie E. Davis-Floyd's article entitled "Gender and Ritual- Giving Birth the American Way", one of th...
  • Persuasive Essay On Gender Roles
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    Gender Roles: Gender Identity is Determined Socially Gender roles are learned mainly through social interaction instead of biologically. When we are born we have very little concept of our gender and we learn "proper" behavior through society and our relationships with others. Our gender identity is constructed through interaction with the media, our parents, and our peers at school, at work and at home. How we are raised in society reflects how we act as we grow older. Our society changes our a...
  • William Golding And Harper Lee
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    In her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee has an optimistic perspective of human nature, whereas William Golding's novel, The Lord of the Flies, demonstrates a pessimistic view on human nature. Lord of the Flies is about a plane full of British boys that crashes on an island. The children's attempt at forming a society fails, and eventually they become savages. William Golding believes that the boys turned evil in the absence of society because there was evil residing inside of them. To Ki...

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