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  • Okonkwo And Obierika's Beliefs
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    Okonkwo and Obierika, two characters in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, are two drastically different people, yet they share some of the same qualities and beliefs. Okonkwo is stubborn, headstrong, and rigid. Obierika is open-minded, thoughtful, and expressive. Both believe and follow the same religion, and attempt to attain honour in their society. They are friends that are not afraid to criticize one another or point out each other's faults. Chinua Achebe uses these two characters to show t...
  • Virtue Of Jen
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    Matthew Swift THA 379 Dr. EtlingConfucianism The teachings of Confucius revolve around living a virtuous life. In his view a world in which everyone holds themselves to a high standard of virtuous thought and action is an ideal world. He believes that the common good is attained through the three main virtues, Jen, Shu, and Li. The virtue of Jen is one that is based on attitude. It is a virtue that is based onlooking out for the good of others. Confucius believed very highly in cooperation and t...
  • Class Of People
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    The end of illusions Michael March: If you were a painter, how would you paint the 20th century What colours would you use Arthur Miller: Red, really, for the blood. I don't think there's any other time in history when so many were killed. Murdered by armies, by state forces, and so on. Look at the second world war. Look at Vietnam, Korea, Rwanda, the Balkans... We " re savages. Yet science has achieved incredible feats of imagination within shouting distance of the killing fields. The mind can'...
  • Higher Value On Life
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    People place various levels of price on their lives and the lives of their loved ones. People take drastic measures in an attempt to increase and improve one's life. Unfortunately, money and economics have a great influence on the value of life. As presented in the text, the Jones-Lee Approach, the relationship between wages and risk, and the study with the smoke detectors, all show that even with health, as with material consumer products, people will purchase more when the price is cheaper. Pe...
  • Limit Concept Of Use Value
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    In this situation, the use value obtains another significant meaning, it becomes something like a limit, an inherent part of the limit concept discussed by Marx, and no commodity or object in general can correlate with that concept. We are able to understand only one consequence of that concept here, although there are a lot of other alternatives: if it itself retains some use-value, this limit-concept of use-value is in advance infected, that is, preoccupied, inhabited, haunted by its other, na...
  • Set Of Values And Morals
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    "Morality is the understanding of the way of life. It is generally recognized that intelligence is the commodity that gives humanity power over all" (Atkinson 1). What is not understood is the dependence of this facility on a foundation of unquestioned values and morals. Human values, values learned, understanding values and moral reasoning only emphasize. Without them no life can exist. ("A Study Of Our Decline". web). In human's experience and upbringing grow the set of values given at birth. ...
  • Important To People In Homer's Time
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    Homer's ideals of life and society differ from the views of today. In the present, people look upon men and women as equal for the most part, while in Homer's day women were below the men in social status. The values of everyday life have changed in these many centuries. Family values have held strong. They were important to people in Homer's time as well as to the people of today. Presently, people are becoming busier and busier with less time for their families, but these values are still held...
  • Most Essential Value
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    Civics essay: Liberty, equality, security. All 3 are key values in a democracy. Which one is the cornerstone, the most essential value to be preserved? In our society, there are three main values that make us a democracy. The values of liberty, equality and security are the three, but which one is most important? Liberty makes us all free, equality makes us all fairly treated, and security keeps us safe. All are key ingredients, but which do we need the least? Which do we need the most? Liberty-...
  • Thomas More On The Other Hand
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    The definition of humanism is A philosophy centered on the values, interests and potential of human beings (Webster's Dictionary 1984, p. 340). In the play, A Man for all Seasons by Robert Bolt, Thomas More is a humanist as he knows his own values, interests and potential, and observes those of other people. Thomas More was a man who held onto his values no matter what. Thomas More believed in what the church said greatly. The king had a dispensation so that he would be able to marry Catherine. ...
  • Values Of Aiyero
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    The Realist Novel Chapter 13 The realist novel Casting the contradictions A large proportion of modern African works of fiction can be defined as realist novels. Though what, precisely, is a realist novel? And what of the notion of Realism itself? As Stephen Heath has lucidly expressed it, the ' realistic' is a process of significant fictions (that is, not substantial but formal) and it may be described as the vraisemblable of a particular society, the "generally received picture of what may be ...

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