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  • Kane And Amy
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    High Noon is one of the western films that can move you by its existentialist themes, where an individual's values are above the societal norms and where the authenticity of being is existence. This is the story of a man who creates his own choices and stands up for the right reason when he is confronting such limit-situations as chance, suffering, conflict, guilt, and death. He is the town's marshal, Will Kane, who marries a beautiful Quaker girl in the courtroom. The couple plans to move away ...
  • Responsible For Their Own Choices
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    The Existentialism of Dave Matthews Band Rhyme and Reason Existentialism is the main theme throughout the song Rhyme and Reason by Dave Matthews Band. Matthews cites the ideas of dying and the pointlessness of life in general within the song. His ideas follow the basic pattern of existentialism thinking. The main points of existentialism found in the song are the search for meaning everyone has in their own lives, everyone is responsible for their own choices, the outside world is meaningless an...
  • Pro Choice
    466 words
    Another day passes by, another new set of choices that affect your life in the smallest ways. Did you know that the littlest things you decide have the potential to affect your life in the grandest of ways Life is a second-second-to-second thing, You cannot exist without the choices of someone else, and you makes many serious choices yourself. I believe people should choose their own path and their own future, right down to abortions. I believe in choice. Pro-choice. (Body) (Reason One) People's...
  • Intellectus Through Realization Of Time Of Time
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    The Great Divorce: The Realization of Leisure The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis suggests that choices made on earth have a consequential effect towards our acceptance into heaven or our plummet into hell. In this book pride manifests itself in a hundred subtle ways as souls whine about perceived injustices or irrational motives. Thankfully, a few tourists do humble themselves, become transformed into marvelously real beings, and remain in heaven. But most don't, about which the great Scottish auth...
  • Else's Happiness For Your Own Happiness
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    Would you sacrifice the happiness of another for your own happiness? Would you turn your cheek to a child in need if it would renounce your own rapture and change your life completely? Unfortunate to the way I was brought up and to my usual standards of thinking, I would have to answer these questions with a saddened 'yes. ' I must admit that my happiness, my success, and my prosperity are most important to me. These are the aspects of my life that I care most about. Not a day goes by where I do...
  • Their Own Nature
    513 words
    "Why am I here?"What is the meaning of life?"Who am I?" These are all common questions for one to occasionally ponder throughout his or her lifetime. Some people, however, are plagued by those questions, constantly interrogating their life, and its purpose. I, happen to be one of the people who are chronically bedeviled by questions. I want to know what my purpose on this earth is, and why I'm really here. More than that though, I want to know who I am. (insert your name here) isn't who I am; it...
  • Choices And Actions
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    From what I understand reading Jean-Paul Sartre's work the Existentialism is philosophy that places emphasis on individual existence, subjectivism, and freedom of making choice. According to Sartre, Existentialism is philosophy that states that "if God does not exist, there is at least one being in whom existence precedes essence". It seems that Sartre's theory rests on this thesis that 'existence precedes essence' and therefore it should be basis for any further discussion or understanding of t...

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