Essays on Culture

Division and Isolation of Kenyan Individuals in A Grain of Wheat by Ngugi wa Thiong’
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A Grain of Wheat demonstrates, to a greater extent, the division and isolation of Kenyan individuals in Kenya at the time described in the novel, Ngfigi was Thiong’o skilfully exhibits the physical, forced isolation political division and emotional separation of Kenyan individuals during the period leading up to Uhuru. The British are the cause of many Kenyans being physically isolated and separated from their families and homes, “When Mugo was arrested he was taken to Tigoni Police Station and then…...
A Problem of the Exploitation of Religions’ Power
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On religion seems perfect if you are good, just, and pledge your allegiance to a higher power you’ll be rewarded with salvation or reincarnation or better yet a family. Whether you live in an Orthodox Jewish community or you occasionally visit the YMCA there’s a comfort to be found in belonging to a family of like-minded individuals who believe what you believe. However, whether these ties that bind compensate for the war and hatred towards other sects that the institution…...
The Importance of Persistence
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It was the last game of our basketball season and our team won the championship. The season consisted of our star players carrying us to win after win as I sat on the bench and watched them play. In this essay, I'm going to be talking about how I learned the true meaning of hard work. and how this experience influenced my lifestyle. Despite the fact that we had just won, I felt aggrieved, after all, I wasn't an important…...
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The Way Social Media Has Been Reconstructing Individuals and Their Relationships; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
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In a world where everything around us is constantly changing, communication is an essential key to interacting with others and developing our society. Over time, the way people communicate with each other has changed tremendously, creating a more innovative way to keep in touch with those around us social media has been around for as long as we can remember, beginning with newspapers and magazines and leading into emails, text messages, and different sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram…...
The New Historicism Challenges the Literary Work
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Historicism is a literary theory that looks at the life of the author and the time period the text was written in. Specific details matter in this literary theory, such as the type of food they eat, the style of dress and the language used New Historicism challenges the meaning that history places upon a piece of literature. For instance, we might say that people in the Romantic Era were driven by passion or people in the Great Depression Era…...
CultureLiteratureNew HistoricismPhilosophy
Power Imperialism in the Third World in the Films The Charge of the Light Brigade, and The Wind and the Lion
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The film, The Charge of the Light Brigade and The Wind and The Lion exemplify Great Power Imperialism In what is now known as the Third World. These moves depict the images that the imperial powers and local people and elites held of each other. In both films, the imperial powers are portrayed as honorable, civilized, and decent, whereas the local people and elites are viewed to be dishonorable, uncivilized, barbarians. The imperial powers' view of the local people and…...
Charge of the Light BrigadeCultureImperialismPolitics
The Image of Hell in Dante’s Inferno
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In The Inferno, sensory details help to convey the gamut of emotions Dante feels while traveling through Hell. The sounds Dante uses to convey the terrors of Hell are: the plethora of screams containing many different dialects and pitches of those who deserved “neither blame nor praise" the dead souls “teeth began to/ chatter” when they were frightened; the souls “weeping and cursing” at their faith. The details Dante uses to appeal to the sense of sight are: the runners…...
AfterlifeDante’s InfernoMythologyReligion
Changes in the Lives of the Characters Brought by Great Pressures in Miss Rosie by Lucille Clifton and Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson
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The poem "mrs. Rosie" and “Richard Cory" both deal with people whose lives changed due to the pressures from the lives around the. Georgia Rose is the main character in "Mrs. Rosie" who was once the most beautiful girl in Georgia and turned into a girl when lived on the streets. She felt great pressure which caused her life to take a major downturn. The speaker talking about Georgia Rose states, “ who used to be the best gal in…...
CultureEdwin Arlington RobinsonLiteraturePoetry
Archetypes of a Hero in Star Wars by George Lucas and Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
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In The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell explores the underlying similarities between heroes of a wide range of literary works. He explains the fundamental characteristics of a hero, which remain in play across mythology and literature. As the title suggests, the face of an archetypal hero may vary the presence of a protagonist is central to the plots of most movies and books, but all heroes, are united by certain criteria that make them heroes. Like the four…...
CultureHerman HesseHeroLiterature
The Use of Symbols in Siddhartha, a Novel by Herman Hesse
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A symbol is a noun that has a deeper meaning or intentionally represents another noun or concept. ”Things are going downhill for me!” laughing the while; and, as he said this, his glance fell on the river, and he saw the river going downward, too, moving constantly downstream, but singing merrily as it went." Siddhartha, pg 51 In Siddhartha, the reoccurring river arguably represents many overall concepts, but the river especially serves to represent the path of Siddhartha’s enlightenment and…...
CultureHerman HessePhilosophyRiver
The Symbolism of a House in There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradburry
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In Ray Bradbury’s “There Will Come Soft Rains," the personification of the house, the uses of medical and psychoanalytic discourses, and ritualistic constructions in the text, revolving around religious discourse frame the house and nature as opposing forces. Through the language of the text, the house is diagnosed as a machine with two sides: the caring, domestic, automated home and the whirring, incinerating, cold-eyed machine. Nature spites the house for continuing its empty and pointless rituals without humans inhabiting the…...
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The Life of Louis Zamperini in Unbroken, a Book by Lauren Hillenbrand
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The book Unbroken recounts and celebrates the life of Louis Zamperini, a second-generation Italian immigrant, world record holder, Olympic athlete, US Air Corps bombardier, and prisoner of wars. The book begins with Louis’ childhood (which, given Louis was a teenager during the depression era, was interesting to see a first-person account of,) and segways into his career as a distance runner, showing how he channeled his negative energy from his childhood into running. He became (and still is) the youngest…...
CulturePsychologyUnbrokenUnited States
The Supportive Role of Parents in “Not Bad, Dad, Not Bad” and “Those Winter Sundays”
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The vital and crucial suppon given by parents and family members is often overlooked in many situations the poems "Not Bad, Dad, Not Bad” by Jan Heller Levi and "Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden signify the importance of realizing the diligent work that parents give to their children. The child narrator in “Not Bad, Dad, Not Bad" describes the enduring problems between the child and father through the metaphor of swimming, where the narrator comes to realize the hard…...
ChildCultureLiteratureThose Winter Sundays
An Analysis of a Halloween Prank by Students of St. Jeffreys Primary School
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A blood curdling scream filled the room as a body fell through the doorway. Josh looked up, glad that he had made such an impression on the girls. He began laughing, while the girls looked at him and berated him for playing such an awful joke. Halloween was coming up and all the kids were getting exited, making their costumes. Josh, Corey, and Melvin were all in the 7th grade at St Jeffrey's Primary School. At school they were planning…...
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An Introduction to the Showing of the Human Evolution in a Museum
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Nowadays, people in growing number are coming to realize that they have the desire of seeing what their ancestors like. So as a museum curator, it goes without saying that I would love to set up a section in the museum for them in order to give people a better understanding of how things work back then, which in this case, I cannot think of anything that is better than the Lascaux Cava to illustrate the clues to the lives,…...
CultureHuman EvolutionMuseum
An Adult’s Reflection of Childhood and Relationship With Their Father in Those Winter Sundays, a Poem by Robert Hayden
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“Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden is an emotional poem of an adult looking back at their childhood, and relationship with their father I instantly was attracted to and connected to this poem. There are times in our lives where we look back on certain experiences in regret views change and people grow. The speaker in “Those Winter Sundays” reflects on past experiences of indifference toward their father when he she was young. As the poem progress, and the speaker…...
CultureLiteraturePsychologyThose Winter Sundays
Remembering the Father in Those Winter Sundays and My Papa’s Waltz
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Both speakers are adults reflecting on how they saw their fathers when they were children, each poem focuses on only an occurrence or event that makes a statement about how their father as a whole. In the case of “Those Winter Sundays,” the speaker chooses to only focus on his winter sundays with his father; the speaker of “My Papa’s Waltz” only describes the ‘waltzes‘ he dances with his father. Although both poems essentially have the same topic, they approach…...
ChildCultureLiteratureThose Winter Sundays
Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan and Islamic Party of Azerbaijan
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Ideas, Networks, Islamist Movements (2007) by Cathleen Collins is informative and insightful because the author studies Islamist movements that are not exclusive to the Arab world, as is often assumed. The article focuses on the successes and failures of these movements in mobilizing and growing, regardless of the political and religious conditions of the region. The author compares and analyzes three Islamist organizations in Central Asia and South Caucasus regions of the former Soviet Union. The article has two research…...
In the Netherlands, van Eyck created the Ghent Altarpiece
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The Arnolfini Portrait is a painting that has many interpretations, is it artwork of woman with child or a celebration of marriage, to commemorate a wife who died in childbirth, to highlight the figures status or a fashion statement? Completed in 1434 in Bruges, Belgium and admired for its profound dexterity and examined for its peculiar imagery, Jan van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait has remained a mystery since the 19th century. The Arnolfini Portrait’s earliest known history is remarkable, it’s rare…...
ArtCulturePaintingThe Netherlands
Clothing Fashions were Common in the Netherlands in The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
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In the painting made by Pieter van der Werff, a young boy sits, playing with a toy three-master, which is a three-masted ship, hence the name. The boy holds a bright red string that is attached to the toy boat, indicating that wheels are attached to the bottom of the ship. On the highest mast, the ship flies a Netherlands flag, indicating that this is where the boy is located. The boy has shoulder-length blond hair and is wearing a…...
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The American Dream’s Deprivation of Finding True Happiness in American Beauty, a Movie by Sam Mendes
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The American Dream (AD) has become extremely perverse as commercialism and consumerism have become a main aspect and priority of everyday life, not just for American society, Generically the AD can be defined as " should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement." This was originally defined by James Truslow Adams in 1932. but since then the AD has changed dramatically, as society's values and consumeristic nature changes along with…...
American DreamCultureHappinessLove
A Comparison of American Beauty by Sam Mendes and the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Upholding the American Dream means standing by the belief that if one is determined and pushes beyond the limits then they will achieve success and happiness. However, this so- called American Dream is a delusion that is tainted with self-seeking, narcissistic values and lies that can lead toward melancholy.  The reason why Americans have been so obsessed with the desire to become happy lies within the famous line from the Declaration of Independence: “the pursuit of happiness.” Because of this…...
American BeautyCultureHappinessPsychology
The Legalization of Prostitution in New Zealand and the Diverse Range of Language
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In her argumentative essay, "Enough Already, It's Time to Decriminalize Prostitution," Patty Kelly debates that prostitution should be legalized. She begins her essay by addressing the arrest of State Senator, Elliot Spitzer, who had been caught paying women for sex. Furthermore, she uses this as an example that prostitution is "a part of our culture, and is not going away" (Kelly, 2012, p. 436). Kelly spent a year at a legal brothel in Mexico and uses her first hand experience…...
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The Cultural Concepts and Practices of the Maori Tribe in New Zealand
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The Māori cultural practices form part of the distinct cultures of the New Zealand. The cultural practices have over time taken place in the various eras such as before the spread of the European into the country, during the spread and interaction of the European, and lastly, the modern era of the 20th century. There are proofs that the culture of the Māori has been greatly influenced by the western European cultures but there are traces of it that has…...
CultureNew ZealandSociety
Epic Fantasy A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
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A Song of and Fire is an epic fantasy comprised of five books, with seven ultimately planned for the complete series. The first volume, titled A Game of Thrones, is followed by A Clash of Kings. A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and a Dance with Dragons. The events of ASOIAF take place in a vast world spanning continents and islands each with its own mountains, rivers, and forests, and histories. The complexity of Planets (as fans like…...
A Song of Ice and FireCultureMasculinityPolitics
Human Values of Global Governance
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Ubuntu is a popular African word that talks about human compassion and humanity toward others. Simply put 'I am because we are,' it is the believe in universal bonds that connect humanity. Why this Ubuntu philosophy? It is because the world, is connected by common principles, ideologies, economies and most importantly shared humanity, despite some differences, divisions and extremism. Shared human values will be used, as a factor for governance, especially global governance and why we need more governance, with…...
CultureGlobal GovernancePolitical SciencePolitics
Eskimo Nation Of Alaska
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The Eskimo are important because they lived in area where there was very harsh weather and learned how to thrive in their environment for thousands of years and all still thriving. They may not thrive the same way they used to but they are still living today. The earliest known Eskimo tribe apparead 5,000 years ago but have branched off into different countries and tribes. The Eskimo live in Canada, Greenland and Siberia i will be talking specifically about the…...
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Red-White-Blue Gift Statue Of Liberty
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During the 1920s the role of women changed drastically. After years of hard work women were finally able to gain the right to vote in the American Government. The political cartoon “To: our daughters” shows the statue of liberty handing a red white and blue gift with the word vote on it to the entire country. The statue of Liberty’s hands look older to symbolize the amount of hard work put into gaining equality. The shift in time of day…...
CultureEthicsPoliticsStatue Of Liberty
Manu Brabo’s “Frozen Tears of Donetsk”
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The Frozen Tears of Donetsk, Spanish photographer Manu Brabo documents the human cost of war. His Visit to the war-torn Ukrainian town looks not at the fighting itself but looks to show the lives of the city's residents 4 many of whom still occupy their homes. Brabo’s story is condensed in Frozen Tears to just 16 photos. He does, in my opinion, an excellent job at unflinchingly portraying the reality of war alongside softer images of human emotion. The overarching…...
Themes of Prejudice, Dreams, and Maturity in Two Novels: Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street and Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima
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The House on Mango Street, written by Sandra Cisneros, and Bless Me Ultima, written by Rudolfo Anaya, have very similar themes within the novels. The House on Mango Street, which is about a young Mexican-American girl named Esperanza, and Bless Me Ultima, which is about the maturation of a young Mexican-American boy named Antonio, both deal with severe prejudice, fulfilling dreams, and growing up, Severe prejudice is quite apparent throughout both novels. In The House on Mango Street, there are…...
Esperanza’s Self Actualization in the Novel The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
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The novel the House on Mango Street tells the story of a young Hispanic girl named Esperanza. As Esperanza matures throughout the novel she discovers several truths about herself. When her family finally earns enough money to move into their own home Esperanza learns to derive new meaning in her life and adjust to the grueling challenges that her life presents she draws nearer to self actualization. Moreover, as Esperanza develops physically and mentally she concedes in her newfound sexual…...
The Role and Importance of Organization Culture in a Business or Company
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Organizational culture is an important aspect of any business or company (Smith, 2003). Although there is no universally acceptable definition of organizational culture, it is a collective term referring to the mind and action programming of employees of an organization that differentiates employees of one organization from another. It is the way or mode of doing things in the organization. It includes all the beliefs and rules governing how activities are carried out in an organization (Smith, 2003). Organizational culture…...
LeadershipOrganizational CulturePunctuality
An Experience of Being Out of My Comfort Zone During Our Vacation in Thailand
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I am a city girl. I love skyscrapers and the way they light up a dark sky. I call delivery service at 3 in the morning if hunger strikes me. I choose form over function when it comes to buying shoes. I love big cities—the lights, the convenience, the diverse people, the sounds, and the non-stop activities. I have always been a city girl. Last winter, I decided that it was about time to push myself out of my comfort…...
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Irony to Stop And Think About What Was Said
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Have you ever expected anything to happen but the total opposite happened? This is called irony. Authors use irony to make readers stop and think about what has been said. James Thurber and Liam O'Flaherty's purpose for using irony in “The Princess and the Tin box” and “The Sniper” was to bring an unexpected turn of events. James Thurbers purpose for using irony in “The Princess and the Tin box” is to entertain the reader. For instance, when the princess…...
An Analysis of the Character Quentin Compson in The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
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Quentin senses the lofty shadow that his ancestors cast on him, recognizing the present as an even more pathetic version of the past. Faulkner uses shadows to open Quentin's meditation of time as a critical and destructive agent in his life. From the onset of his day, his ability to decipher time using the location of shadows indicates his extreme fixation on time. To Quentin, his mornings serve as a rude awakening of his obsessions and insecurities. He describes that…...
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The Girl Protagonist in the Hills Like White Elephants, a Novel by Ernest Hemingway
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It's very telling that the female protagonist in Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" is referred to as "the girl" instead of the woman. While the central conflict of the story is her pregnancy, she "has allowed herself to be guided like a child," which is why she has earned the title of "the girl" throughout the story (Renner 39). She exemplifies problematic ideals of femininity by being completely subservient and dependent on the American, like a child, or a…...
CultureHills Like White ElephantsPsychology
The Use of Setting, Symbolism, Imagery, Genre, in Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway
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Ernest Hemingway uses the setting, symbolism, imagery, genre, tone, and the title in Hills like White Elephants to illustrate the tension that can be brought to a relationship when there is an unwanted unborn child. The setting of the story is a railroad station in a valley called the valley of Ebro in South America. You can infer the main characters are on a vacation. The couple stops at a small station bar and gets a drink while making light…...
CultureHills Like White ElephantsLiterature
The Goal is To Establish Professionalism
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The purpose of this memo is to explain the importance of utilizing correction fluid on documents.  I turned in two handwritten documents to the Training Staff with errors that were lined through instead of fixed with correction fluid.  This caused the documents to look less than professional.  In addition, these errors should be rectified to set the proper tone for the appearance of documentation for the duration of a career in law enforcement.  The utilization of correction fluid is important…...
The Differences Between Xenophon and Socrates in Philosophy
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The excerpt about the ideal household is written by Xenophon, an Athenian, who was born in 431 BC, and was a pupil of Socrates. The excerpt entails conversation between a man named Ischomachus and his wife, illustrating the principles of the science of the household. The conversation is between a man who is accomplished and knowledgeable in the art of household management. Ischomachus states the principles of educating a wife to be the helpmate of a husband, his approach to…...
A Study on the Effects of Anime on the Lifestyle of People
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The word anime [pronounced as “ah -knee -may”] is an abridgement for animation, it was coined around 1970s. While in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, it is delineated as a style of animation that originated from Japan that uses colorful images of 2D characters with strong and remarkable personality in a story full of action. As for the, anime in Japan is used to pertain “all animation”. Anime is a kind of medium before it's launched on televisions it started as…...
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