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  • Esther Book - 1,010 words
    Esther Book The book of Esther takes place during the Persian Empire at the time of Xerxes (485-465 BCE). It is one of the most neglected books in the bible and very few people have ever heard a sermon on it. In fact, Ray C. Stedman reports that "Esther is a different kind of literature" and "because it is a different kind of literature, I think perhaps we are a bit frightened by it" (np). The book never mentions the name of God, the prophecy of Christ, and the words heaven or hell never even appear in it. It is a parable, so that God may illustrate a point (Stedman np). The Laymans Bible Commentary states that"there is no doubt that it is Gods hand that determines the course of affairs" (Ke ...
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  • Esther: A Great Woman - 649 words
    Esther: A Great Woman Esther By the accident of her beauty and the accident of the former queens dismissal, Esther found herself queen of one of the largest powers in the entire world. Then, when all seemed to be going fairly well, her crucial moment to stand for what she believed in came. This is the story of Esther. King Xerxes ruled over many provinces stretching from India to Cush. He owned huge amounts of gold and silver riches and a palace of great size. Three years into his reign, he gave a banquet for the officials and nobles of the land. After the one hundred and eighty day celebration, King Xerxes threw another party for everyone in the citadel of Susa to display his many riches. D ...
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  • Adventure In Cancun - 511 words
    Adventure In Cancun Rebeca Romo 9/21/00 ADVENTURE IN CANCUN After a long night of partying and drinking we all had a short time to sleep. Esther woke me up at about 8:40. We had to catch the tourist bus to the pyramids by 9:00. We were 16 seniors in a little hotel off the main strip of Cancun. We were four to a room, but we always seemed to wake up in different rooms. It was our third day there and were where wearing down from all the activities. We had made a package with a tourist guide to all these different places in Cancun. It was a great idea at the time the only problem was that they were all in the mourning a few hours after we got in from the clubs the night before. We just made it ...
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  • American Revolution - 555 words
    American Revolution Jim Jackson J. Parsley 4/18/98 THE DAUGHTERS OF LIBERTY The active participation of women in the Revolutionary War had an effect on the outcome. Mass political mobilization was a trademark of the protest leading to the independence of the colonies. Womens role in this mobilization was in the church, market, and family. Women also formed volunteer societies to provide for the soldiers material needs. Women also displayed acts of heroism on the battlefield. Despite these facts that are presented in our textbook of the important role women played in Revolutionary War effort, the image of the womans role in the American Revolution has been distorted by popular culture includi ...
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  • Barely There: Women In Ancient Literature - 1,141 words
    Barely There: Women In Ancient Literature Are the ancient biblical stories and the myths of the Greeks irredeemably male oriented? All ancient societies treated women as the inferior gender. It has been historically shown that in the ancient world, men were the leaders, heroes, and kings, and women served primarily as companions, helpers, and child-bearers. In the Old Testament and throughout ancient Greek literature, there is a constant theme of male superiority that cannot be ignored. Men did not believe that women were capable of existing as anything other than the typical "housewife;" it was unthinkable that a woman would actually need an education, let alone earn a living. Rarely was a ...
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  • Barely There: Women In Ancient Literature - 1,157 words
    ... common thought that women were nothing without a man. Often, women were traded as currency, or used by their fathers or husbands as incentive when making a deal. A good example of this concept can be found in Genesis Chapter 8, in the case of Lot. When the angry men of Sodom surround his house, Lot offers to give them his two daughters in order to protect his houseguests. "Please, my brothers, do no harm. Look, I have two daughters who have known no man. Let me bring them out to you and do to them whatever you want. Only to these men do nothing ... " (Genesis19:8, p86). Lot puts no thought into how his daughters might feel about being forced to have sex with these men. It seems outrageou ...
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  • Bell Jar - 380 words
    Bell Jar The Bell Jar is about a young reporter, Esther Greenwood, and her life during an all expenses paid trip to New York in the 1950s. Esther won the month long trip in a fashion magazine, one of only twelve winners. She is jealous of all the rich girls staying at the all female hotel, especially since it is her first time out of her humble home in New England. In the presence of all the upper class girls, she feels out of place and unwelcome. While in New York, Esther meets Doreen, a social butterfly with no definite personality. While on their way to a party, they meet a man by the name of Lenny who invites them to have drinks they end up bypassing the party. Lennys friend is obviousl ...
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  • Bell Jar By Sylvia Plath Evaluation - 1,967 words
    Bell Jar By Sylvia Plath Evaluation Integrated into the story of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath is a "case history" of a depression patient, from it's subtle beginnings to it's terrifying consequences to it's shaky resolution. On the subject of this depression, there is an article written by William Styron which, in the course of describing his own dealings with the disease, he compares it to cancer. It is my own firm opinion that this assertion is perfectly valid, and it can be shown through careful analysis of the causes and effects of both depression and cancer that this is so. In addition, using The Bell Jar as an example of a case of depression, we will see how this comparison makes clear ...
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  • Bell Jar Summary - 908 words
    Bell Jar Summary Many have paralleled Sylvia Plath's novel, The Bell Jar, to her very own life. Plath is known for her tormented life of constant depression and disappointments, causing her to end her life early at the young age of 30. The time frame in which the book is in matches the times when she is enlisted in many mental institutes and ultimately her suicide. The story of Esther Greenwood also tells the feelings and emotions of Sylvia Plath. Other characters in the novel are said to be in relation to characters in the author's life. The novel begins where Esther is just about halfway through her job as Mademoiselle, a fashion magazine. She and many other girls received this opportunity ...
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  • Benhur: A Tale Of Christ By Lew Wallace 1827 1905 - 1,826 words
    Ben-Hur: A Tale of Christ by Lew Wallace (1827 - 1905) Ben-Hur: A Tale of Christ by Lew Wallace (1827 - 1905) Type of Work: Historical romantic fiction Setting Judea and Rome; during the time of Jesus Christ Principal Characters Judah Bur-Hur, a Jew Ben-Hur's mother and sister Tirzah Messala, a Roman citizen; Judah's childhood friend, and later hated enemy Arrius, a Roman commander Simonides, an aged Hur servant Mallach, Simonides' servant Story Overveiw (The tale begins with an account of Jesus humble birth, the adoration of the infant by three sages from the East, and the child's delivery from the hands of King Herod.) Several years following Jesus' birth, Judah Ben-Hur was one day on the ...
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  • Book Report - 665 words
    Book Report 1 Kings 12:1-24 After King Solomon past away his son Rehoboam took over as the King of Israel. Upon taking command of the throne, the people of Israel made a request of their new King. They asked him to lighten the harsh workload and the heavy yoke put on them by Rehoboam's father, King Solomon. After consulting with his elders as well as with his peers Rehoboam decided not to ease up, but to instead tighten his control even further. But his plan backfired and the people of Israel rebelled and Judah was the only city Rehoboam was able to maintain control of. Rehoboam then gathered up 180,000 fighting men and was going to try and regain control of his Kingdom but God told Shemiah ...
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  • British In 19th - 1,840 words
    British In 19th The nineteenth (19th) century was a period of great change and accompanying social unrest in the British Isles. Most outstanding among the changes was the industrial revolution. As everything in life, it brought good, but it also brought evil. The industrial revolution combined with the expansion of the British Empire made the United Kingdom, the richest and most powerful country in the world. Some of the islanders became unbelievably wealthy, but others, unfortunately, became unbelievably poor. Writers from this historical period cognizant of the human suffering, became social critics of what was taking place in England, of how the rich and powerful became more oppressive th ...
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  • Bruce Goffs Bavinger House - 2,743 words
    ... y thing to keep happening, to keep things vital and alive. So if we stop to think about it, even if we start a composition, or building, or piece of music, or whatever we are doing, you might say, we are tuning in instead of starting, because it has taken us all our lives, and many other people's lives before us, to be part of a continuing thing, before we are able to continue through into this composition. So we really don't start it when we start the composition; we don't really begin then, we begin again and again, as Gertrude Stein says. We have to think of it as something continuous and something growing; something becoming, always becoming. Goff believed that the sense of surprise ...
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  • Catholic Apologetics - 1,061 words
    Catholic Apologetics The Apocrypha: Tobit, Judith, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch, 1 and 2 Maccabees The Protestant argument is that the Catholic Church added the 7 books known as the Apocrypha to the Canon Bible at the Council of Trent in the mid-16th century (after the reformation) to back up things the Church taught Reformation: 1517 Martin Luther Council of Trent: 1545-48, 51-52, 62-63 The truth is that these books were part of the original Canon. They were there in 1442 at the Council of Florence. These books had beed a part of the Christian Canon dating back to the first Canon developed at the Synod of Hippo in 393. The Reformers adopted the Jewish Canon and rejected the Christian Cano ...
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  • Cats - 1,226 words
    ... All types of cats come from the same, basic evolution. Cats are meat-eating, or carnivores, and great hunters; they have sharp, pointed teeth called canines and claws that can be retracted into their paws (Brown 1147). Cats have very keen senses, which allow them to stalk their prey. All cats have well-developed sight and very sharp hearing, which allows them to make successful hunting forays at dawn and dusk (Rutherford 14). Cats must be able to merge in with their environment, to flee the pursuer and pursue their target (Rutherford 18). Some characteristics of the cat outweigh others without competition. Cats have a strong sense of smell, which is used more for detecting and communica ...
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  • Daniel Pratt - 769 words
    DANIEL PRATT The Biggest Influence One who cant be overlooked in any study of the south, Alabama, Autauga County or Prattville is Daniel Pratt, a powerful influence on the south and the biggest on Autauga County. Daniel Pratt was born in Temple, New Hampshire on July 20, 1799. His parents wernt rich, but lived comfortably. They were religious and devoted members of the Congregational Church. At the age of sixteen Pratt was a carpentry apprentice to a man named Putnam. During his fourth year of service, Putnam fell into financial trouble and was forced to mortgage his home. Pratt asked if he could be released and go to work in the South. If he were successful he would return and pay Putnams d ...
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  • Death Of A Salesman And The Price - 971 words
    Death of a Salesman and The Price When people accept an ideal to live by it can be a glorious and noble thing unless they become so obsessed with the the ideal that it becomes a yolk and they are unable to realize their dream. This is especially true for two characters in Arthur Miller's plays Death of a Salesman and The Price. In these two plays Miller portays two lower-middle class men , Willie Loman and Victor Franz, respectivelly, who each live by an ideal that ultimately is self-defeating. Willie lived to pursue the American dream rather than living the American dream and Victor lived to serve and be decent rather than living a noble and decent life. They pursed their ideal rather than ...
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  • Depression - 1,966 words
    Depression Disease There is a disease out there that can be more harmful to families than AIDS, it can cause more pain and suffering to the individual afflicted with the disease than anything anybody could dream of, this disease is so rare, that less than one percent of the people in the nation( National...Ill, 2), the disease is Manic Depression, also known as Bipolar. Bipolar is a disease that is common, but yet very few people are aware of it and know its symptoms. I was one of those people who knew about Bipolar, but really done know its affect on a person and those people around him. Bipolar is a disease that has lot to be discovered. Although it has been around for a while, it is still ...
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  • During The Revolutionary Era, American Leaders Decided To Use Economic Boycotts In Their - 539 words
    During the revolutionary era, American leaders decided to use economic boycotts in their struggle against Britain. The goal of these boycotts was to stop the purchase of imported goods (which could only be purchased from England). For this to be successful, women would have to increase the production of homespun while finding a way to do without certain products that could not be obtained locally. This gave women's domestic roles political significance. The success of this political tactic rested on the shoulders of women. Their participation in politics, even in this slight way, produced a change in the way women thought of themselves. Prior to the revolutionary era, should a woman had made ...
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  • Hemingway - 1,801 words
    ... hand and not care. The narrator works at his rehabilitation while the soldier believes it will never work. One day while the narrator is working at his rehabilitation he starts to give up hope. The soldier then starts yelling at him about how dumb he is because eventually it will work. The soldier goes to make a phone call after the fight. After his phone call he apologizes to the narrator for yelling and tells him that he has just lost his wife. The narrator then realizes that the soldier wasnt worried about losing his hand he was more worried about his wifes life. Never give up no matter what the odds point to. This theme refers back to The Old Man and the Sea. Santiago went over 80 da ...
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