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The Evil Mistriss Hibbins of The Scarlet Letter

Evil can be defined as, “That which is the reverse of good, physically or morally; whatever is censurable painful, disastrous, or undesirable. ” In the novel “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mistriss Hibbins can also be defined in those terms. She is believed to be evil by many of the characters. Henry Louis Mencken once said, “It is a sin to believe evil of others, but is seldom a mistake. ” In this novel he was right, Mistriss Hibbins is evil. However, she is an important character who appears…

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Night From the View of an S.S. Officer

This whole situation started out simple enough. The men and myself first moved into a little town called Sighet. The people there seemed so naive. None of them realized what was about to happen; none of them realized what happened when the Germans move into town. We first started by imprisoning the officials and made all the Jews were yellow stars. The Jews were then moved into a very small ghetto and cramped quarters. It was obvious that none of them had heard of the horror of the concentration camps…

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Oedipus the King, Sophocles

Sophocles is able to accomplish to achieve several objectives in his play, Oedipus the King. Sophocles magnificently retells a classic Greek tale while also describing the characters and their motives in great detail. Of the characters Sophocles naturally spends the most time characterizing the protagonist of the play, Oedipus. Sophocles conveys Oedipus’ ideals, moral, and opinions about several topics throughout the play. Among the most important and prominent of his beliefs that are revealed dealt with Oedipus’ value of reasoning, intellect, inquiry, and measurement. Sophocles portrayed Oedipus as an amiable…

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Lord of the Flies, William Golding

In his classic novel, Lord of the Flies, William Golding utilizes many elements of symbolism to help accomplish his motif, which is “man is basically evil. ” Symbolism can be anything, a person, place or thing, used to portray something beyond itself. It is used to represent or foreshadow the conclusion of the story. As one reads this novel, he or she will begin to recognize the way basic civilization is slowly stripped away from the boys. Let us know look closer at the ways Golding uses this form of…

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Race Relations in the USA

Racism has existed for centuries, but during the last two hundred years hatred toward ethnic minorities or even majorities has fluctuated. Racism occurs all over the world and can happen to anyone and will always exist. There are different forms of racism which all express forms of hatred towards ethnic groups. These forms of racism, although different, all have the same main purpose, to promote hatred towards ethnic groups. America is currently full of racial problems because of the past and stereotyping. Racial problems have been around since the start…

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Super Conductivity Essay

Super conductivity is a natural phenomenon in which certain materials such as metals, alloys, and ceramics, can conduct electricity without resistance. These materials are what we call superconductors. In a superconductor, once the flow of electrons begins, it essentially goes on forever, making it an important material to humans. Superconductivity was discovered by a Dutch scientist by the name of Heike Kamerlingh Onnes in 1911. While researching properties of materials at absolute zero, this man found out that certain materials lost its resistance to the flow of electrons. For years…

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Slavery In Latin America

Chile History Before the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th cent. , the Araucanians had long been in control of the land in the southern part of the region; in the north, the inhabitants were ruled by the Inca empire. Diego de Almagro, who was sent by Francisco Pizarro from Peru to explore the southern region, led a party of men through the Andes into the central lowlands of Chile but was unsuccessful (1536) in establishing a foothold there. In 1540, Pedro de Valdivia marched into Chile and, despite…

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The Three-Point Lighting System

The most basic lighting technique used in cinema is the three-point lighting system. It was developed during the Hollywood big studio era and is still widely practiced throughout the world. Three point lighting creates a very natural, realistic look to the scene. The primary light source, or key light, illuminates the dominant subject in the shot. This draws the viewers’ eye directly to that point because it is the highest point of contrast, usually of light and shadow. A cinematographer sets the key light up to direct attention towards the…

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Founding Brothers, Preface: The Generation

Some people thought that American independence was Manifest Destiny, ‘”‘Tom Paine, for example, claimed that it was simply a matter of common sense that an island could not rule a continent.’”‘ But for the most part, triumph of the American revolution was improbable, and therefore it is a remarkable event in history. No one expected that Britain, the strongest country in the world would be defeated by the colonies, and that America”‘”s Republic, a government uncommon in those monarchial days, would survive, yet it did. It is only now in…

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Examination of Music History

A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.” – W.H. Auden. This quote best explains the complex art of music. Music is an elaborate art form that will always remain ever changing. Music developed drastically from it’s beginning in the Prehistoric era to the 14th Century. The exact origin of music is unknown. It is known that music was used in prehistoric times in magical or spiritual rituals but no other use is known. This knowledge is borne out…

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The Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness is a novel of indescribable horrors and actions that lie outside the human mind. It describes a mans (Marlow) voyage on a west African river to find an a man named Kurtz. The actual journey truly is towards the heart of darkness, where it takes Marlow by evidence of European indignity towards the natives. He wants to see this land for himself, he does not quite believe in himself of what is really there. This story hints at horrors that Marlow is incapable of describing, which leaves…

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Living Together Before Marriage

As the rate of divorce soars and as increasing numbers of marriages disintegrate, living together has become the popular alternative to many people in north America. Expersts estimate that “roughly 2. 2 million people are currently sharing bed and board in a live-in arrangement, this is approximately 1% of the total population. “(“Family. ” Comptoms Encyclopedia. 1992 ed. ) Living together, more formally known as non marital cohabitation, is an emerging lifestyle. In fact, “More than one fourth of all unmarried couples living together in the early 1980’s were between…

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Sodomy Laws: Should They Be Eliminated

During the past decade, gays and lesbians have become more assertive in expressing their rights within American society. Although gay people are gaining legal rights and protection, they continue to be victims of discriminatory laws and social intolerance. Issues such as whether gays belong in the military, in the clergy, or in the teaching profession, have stirred the passions of many people. However, the concern with condemning the sexual practices of gays and lesbians is the issue that remains at the center of attention. These sexual practices, anal and oral…

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The Substantial Choices that Altered Many Destinations

The Earnshaw’s and the Linton’s both made many substantial choices that arbitrated their egotistic and non-egotistic destinations. Throughout the course of Emily Bronte’s novel, Wuthering Heights, one may have noted Hareton and Catherines ability to overcome their differences, unlike their parents. Bronte shows the differences between her two main couples through their upbringing, characteristics, and their abilities. The elder Earnshaw and Linton’s childhoods are different than the childhoods of their children. The Earnshaws upbringing was done at Wuthering Heights by their father. Wuthering Heights was a dark, stormy place, filled…

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Why Are Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Increasing

Like the glass in a greenhouse, certain gases that occur naturally in the atmosphere tend to trap the sun’s heat. This natural “greenhouse effect” helps keep the Earth’s average temperature at a comfortable 59 Fahrenheit. Without these greenhouse gases, the Earth would be about 0 F, like a deep- frozen snowball. The earth’s climate is predicted to change because human’s are changing the chemical composition of the atmosphere by the buildup of greenhouse gases—which mostly is carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. These gases trap heat which is well known.…

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Designer Foods Essay

Have you ever turned on your television set and what you viewed was a child that looked like a skeleton, nothing but skin and bones? Many third world countries experience food shortages due to misfortunes of nature and/or lack of the latest technology. Are you cognizant of the possibility that the food you have been eating may be genetically engineered? An important aspect of genetically engineered foods (also known as Designer Foods or Franken Foods) is the possible future elimination of shortages of food by increase production. “Modern Science has…

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The Four Main Characters In The Play Othello

The four main characters in the play Othello represent four different character traits of manhood: Roderigo, the failure; Othello, the hero, yet the insane lover; Cassio, the noblemen; and Iago, the villain, yet the strongest character of the play. Of these four characters Roderigo reveals the weakest character traits. Iago effortlessly profits from Roderigos deficiency in a intelligence, in fact Iago himself said he would not waste time and effort on such a snipe(I iii 387) except for sport and profit. Towards the end of the play Roderigo reveals some…

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Canterbury Tales: The Pardoner

Throughout literature, relationships can often be found between the author of a story and the story that he writes, whether intentional or not. In Geoffrey Chaucer’s story, Canterbury Tales, many of the characters on the pilgrimage make this statement evident with the tales that they tell. Such a distinct relationship can be made between the character of the Pardoner and the tale that he tells. Through the Prologue to the Pardoner’s tale, the character of the Pardoner is revealed. Although the Pardoner displays many important traits, the most prevalent is…

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Apollo 13- Questions About The Movie Answered

1.Id first have to say that the head of mission control on the ground was definitely important in the salvaging of Apollo 13. He was faced with problem after problem yet he kept a somewhat level head through all of it and managed the engineers and other people involved back at Houston very well. Jim Lovells piloting skills played a roll in the crews survival as well. When he had to set the ships course for Earth manually it took a great deal of skill and patience and he deserves…

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Film Review Richard III

“Civil war divides the nation,” the first caption we see at the onset of this adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard III sets the tone for scenes to come later in the movie. It starts by focusing on Shakespeare’s underlying tone regarding Richard as somewhat an outlandish character to be mocked and amused by. Enter Richard to “stab” Edward in his war room at Tewkesbury in his tank. He then fills Edward full of holes with a gun rather than a sword to start the play on words that Richard is known…

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