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Life or Death: Who Chooses?
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Life or Death: Who Chooses? In Roman times, abortion and the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, but as out civilization has aged, it seems that such acts were no longer acceptable by rational human beings, so that in 1948, Canada along with most other nations in the world signed a declaration of the United Nations promising every human being the right to life. The World Medical Association meeting in Geneve at the same time, stated that the utmost respect for human life was to be
Abortion: Who Really Cares
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Sixteen Most Significant Events in US History betw
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The Big Chill: Symbolism
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The Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven
The Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven
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History of Adolf Hitler
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The Henchmen: German Government Officials in WWII
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ADOLF HITLER
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln
The Life of Abraham Lincoln
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Ethan Frome: Failure
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Ethan Frome: Failure Ethan Frome, the main character in the book entitled Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton, has many complex problems going on at the same time. His family has died and he has a wife that is continually sick, and the only form of happiness he has is from his wife\'s cousin Mattie. This, however, at times proves to be hard because of Ethan\'s wifes interference. Nothing seems to be going in Ethan\'s favor. The main theme of the book is failure, and this is shown through marrying his
Kate Chopin's Controversial Views
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Kate Chopin\'s Controversial Views Too strong a drink for moral babies, and should be labeled \'poison\'. was the how the Republic described Kate Chopin\'s most famous novel The Awakening (Seyersted 174). This was the not only the view of one magazine, but it summarized the feelings of society as a whole. Chopin woke up people to the feelings and minds of women. Even though her ideas were controversial at first, slowly over the decades people began to accept them. Kate O\'Flaherty Chopin was r
Rumors : Summary
Rumors : Summary
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A Separate Peace: The Internal Constant
A Separate Peace: The Internal Constant
A Separate Peace: The Internal Constant While everyone on this earth is physicly unique, all share many internal emotions and internal struggles with each other. Although outside they are different than anyone else, inside there is commonplace. In the book A Separate Peace, I believe that one of the main characters, Gene, resembles me as he grows up into this world. In A Separate Peace, Gene had a great friendship with a boy named Finny, whose friendship resembled that of my friendship with my b
Death Of A Salesman: Symbolism
Death Of A Salesman: Symbolism
Death Of A Salesman: Symbolism Many symbols are incorporated into the play Death of a Sales man and they in turn relate to both character and theme. The hose, tape recorder and th e seeds are some of these symbols. The hose in Miller\'s drama directly relates to the theme of d eath. The hose is a line attached to the gas main in Willy\'s house which allows him to snif f the gas. This action can be seen as Willy\'s suicide wish, and escape from the realities of life. As seen in the loss of his
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Last of the Mohicans: Differents Between the Book
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The Scarlet Letter - Punishment and Death
The Scarlet Letter - Punishment and Death
The Scarlet Letter - Punishment and Death Hawthorne\'s The Scarlet Letter deals with many themes, among those including punishment and death. Utilizing the theme of punishment, the central character, Hester Prynne, was forced to wear an embroidered scarlet letter on her bosom for the rest of her life as a sign of her sin of adultery. This object; however, has the opposite affect as a punishment and as people of the community begin to forget the original significance of the letter it comes to b
Kate Chopin's The Awakening
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Kate Chopin\'s The Awakening Kate Chopin\'s The Awakening is a work of fiction that tells the story of Edna Pontellier, Southern wife and mother. This book presents the reader with many tough questions and few answers. It is not hard to imagine why this book was banished for decades not long after its initial publication in 1899. At that time in history, women did just what they were expected to do. They were expected to be good daughters, good wives, and good mothers. A woman was expected to mo
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The Crucible
The Crucible
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My Lost Love
My Lost Love
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Jimmy
Jimmy
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Julius Ceasar: Overview
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The Tragedy of Hamlet
The Tragedy of Hamlet
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MacBeth
MacBeth
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Time and Fate in Romeo and Juliet
Time and Fate in Romeo and Juliet
Time and Fate in Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet, said to be one of the most famous love stories of all times, is a play anchored on time and fate. Some actions are believed to occur by chance or by destiny. The timing of each action influences the outcome of the play. While some events are of less significance, some are crucial to the development of this tragedy. The substantial events that inspire the conclusion of Romeo and Juliet are; the Capulet ball, the quarrel experienced by Tybalt and
Romeo & Juliet.
Romeo & Juliet.
Romeo & Juliet. Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare\'s plays about tragedy. It is about two lovers who commit suicide when their feuding famillies prevent them from being together. The play has many characters, each with its own role in keeping the plot line. Some characters have very little to do with the plot but some have the plot revolving around them. Friar Lawrence does not have very much time on stage but the time he does have is crucial to the plot line. Through his words Friar Lawren
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Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
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King Lear: King Lear a Tragic Hero
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Othello: Roles of Cassio, Roderigo, and Brabantio,
Othello: Roles of Cassio, Roderigo, and Brabantio,
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Hamlet: Notes
Hamlet: Notes
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Hamlet: Tragedy in Hamlet
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Hamlet: Tragedy in Hamlet The tradition of literature includes many genres. One of the oldest and most important of these genres is tragedy; one of the foremost Elizabethan tragedies in the canon of English literature is Hamlet by William Shakespeare and one of the earliest critics of tragedy is Aristotle. One way to measure Shakespeare\'s work is to appraise it using the methods of classical critics and thereby to see how if it would have retained its meaning. Hamlet is one of the most recogniz
Hamlet: Scene Summaries
Hamlet: Scene Summaries
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Macbeth: Lying
Macbeth: Lying
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Romeo & Juliet - Friar Lawrences
Romeo & Juliet - Friar Lawrences
Romeo & Juliet - Friar Lawrences Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare\'s plays about tragedy. It is about two lovers who commit suicide when their feuding famillies prevent them from being together. The play has many characters, each with its own role in keeping the plot line. Some characters have very little to do with the plot but some have the plot revolving around them. Friar Lawrence does not have very much time on stage but the time he does have is crucial to the plot line. Through his w
Rome
Rome
Rome Rome is an ancient city located on the western coast of Italy by the Meditterranian Sea.(3:289) The city of Rome was founded, according to the legend, by Romulus in 753 BC. Remus and Romulus were two mythological sons of Mars, the god of war. T hrough military expansion and colonizations, and by granting citizenship to conquered tribes, the city joined all of Italy south of the Po in the 100-year period before 268 BC. First, the Latin and other tribes were joined, then the Etruscans (a ci
Ch'en Ta Erh: The Time Bomb
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How the Government May Have Created AIDS
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100 Years of History
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Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus
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Abortion: Life or Death Who Chooses?
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Abortion: Life or Death Who Chooses? In Roman times, abortion and the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, but as out civilization has aged, it seems that such acts were no longer acceptable by rational human beings, so that in 1948, Canada along with most other nations in the world signed a declaration of the United Nations promising every human being the right to life. The World Medical Association meeting in Geneve at the same time, stated that the utmost respect for human life w
Issue of Gun Control and Violence
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Issue of Gun Control and Violence The issue of gun control and violence, both in Canada and the United States, is one that simply will not go away. If history is to be any guide, no matter what the resolution to the gun control debate is, it is probable that the arguments pro and con will be much the same as they always have been. In 1977, legislation was passed by the Canadian Parliament regulating long guns for the first time, restructuring the availability of firearms, and increasing a variet
Case for Legalizing Marijuana
Case for Legalizing Marijuana
Case for Legalizing Marijuana What Is Marijuana? Marijuana, a drug obtained from dried and crumpled parts of the ubiquitous hemp plant Canabis sativa (or Cannabis indica). Smoked by rolling in tobacco paper or placing in a pipe. It is also otherwise consumed worldwide by an estimated 200,000,000 persons for pleasure, an escape from reality, or relaxation. Marijuana is known by a variety of names such as kif (Morocco), dagga (South Africa), and bhang (India). Common in the United States, marijuan
The Death Penalty
The Death Penalty
The Death Penalty In the eighteenth century, England would punish by death for pickpocketing and petty theft. Ever since the 1650\'s colonist could be put to death for denying the true god or cursing their parents advocates. Capital Punishment have clashed almost continuously in the forum of public opinion in state legislatures and most recently in courts. In 1972,the case of furman vs.Georgia reached the supreme court. The court decided that punishment by death did indeed violate the eighth ame
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Legalization of Marijuana
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