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Man Is Almost Always as Wicked as His Needs...
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Man is almost always as wicked as his needs require. G. Leopardi. Thoughts, 1831. Giacomo Leopardi, often considered the first classic poet of modern Italian literature, is well known for his many musings on the subject of human nature.... (more »)
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Culture
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In literature conflict can be anything from a clash of sensibilities between two races to a world war. In either case, conflict is what drives the story forward, providing interest to readers and insights into the characters of those affected by... (more »)
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Change In and Around The Hobbit
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The changes which war and industrialization inflicted on English society are mirrored in the experiences of Tolkien’s characters in the fantasy world, Middle Earth. Change comes whether characters want it or not; it is simply a... (more »)
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Magic?
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The final scene of Ovid’s Orpheus, as depicted in the painting ‘Orphee’ illustrates the never-ending battle between the man’s basest emotions and the highest aspirations of his nature. Gustave Moreau, the artist who created ‘Orphee,’... (more »)
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Thieves
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G.K. Chesterton, in one of his many stories exploring crime wrote: “Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.” Chesterton, a late nineteenth century English poet,... (more »)
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Names in the Hobbit: In Depth
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Even before writing ‘The Hobbit’ and the many other works connected to it, J.R.R. Tolkien was a famous linguist. Proof of his genius can be seen in the seemingly insignificant names he assigns to his characters. An interesting example is in... (more »)
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The Singularity: What It Means to Be Human in...
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Take a look at the smartphone in your pocket. That device is a million times smaller, a million times cheaper, and a thousand times more powerful than what used to be a 60 million dollar computer that was half a building in size, 40 years... (more »)
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Friend or Foe
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Consider your best friend. Are they a good person? Are they bad? Would they pick up trash on the side of the road? Or would they throw some out of their car window just to save themselves from walking a few feet to the trash can? Friends are... (more »)
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Do You Believe Health Professionals Have the...
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As more gun shootings are occurring, the nation is torn in a debate about gun control. One side of the debate favors stricter gun laws in hopes of preventing more shootings while the other side consists of gun owners who oppose any restriction... (more »)
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Fast Food Argumentative Essay
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Everyone should think twice before deciding to eat fast food. There are many health risks when it comes to eating food that’s made within a matter of seconds. The food is not properly taken care of, which leads all the way back to where the food... (more »)
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The Positive and Negative Effects of Marijuana
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Marijuana is a very controversial issue with a lot of information being spread around, both for and against it. The subject of marijuana affects everyone whether they know it or not due to the millions of tax dollars that have been fruitlessly... (more »)
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Lord of the Flies and WW2
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William Golding’s child psychopaths vying for power and control in the book Lord of the Flies are not as bizarre as they seem if the book’s publishing date is taken into account. 1954 was nine years after the end of World War Two, a war in... (more »)
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An Essay on Magic
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~Magic~ Magic is something that everyone has heard of, yet not everyone believes it exists. Magic is everywhere; It may disguise itself in all sorts of different ways, like in the presence of a book series that becomes a phenomenon, or a... (more »)
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Scientific and Technological Advancements in...
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Many significant electronic and computer inventions that continue to play a vital role in society today date back to the 1970s. The American public was greatly impacted in various ways due to the affordability, efficiency, and novelty of these... (more »)
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Kuru and it's Effects on the Fore People...
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The practice of cannibalism has been sprinkled throughout histories across the globe, but rarely is so obvious a consequence seen as in the case of Kuru. Kuru is a neurological disease, specifically a spongiform encephalopathy, borne of... (more »)
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The Odyssey Essay
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Homer’s The Odyssey reflects many Ancient Greek values through poetic devices and dialogue. In the epic poem, over and over again, Home continues to describe many Ancient Greek values that all people of that time should embody. He also clearly... (more »)
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