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    THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES a. General Information The Book of the Acts of the Apostles begins with the ascension of Jesus to heaven as a continuation of the final chapter of Luke. The goal of the Acts is to link the words of Jesus with his acts and the actions that the disciples carried out for him. The book narrates the acts of the followers of Christ as the Holy Spirit acted through them and this allowed the expansion of Christianity in the region. The author of the text uses the Acts of the Apostles

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    Christians and the emphasis of opposing groups like the Jews, one story, The Acts of Paul and Thecla, stands out. It lacks a key feature commonly used to define “martyrdom”: the death of the Christians, in this case Paul and Thecla. Also, while most martyrdoms focus on an apostle, who is almost always male, or a group of Christians, The Acts of Paul and Thecla focuses on Thecla, Paul’s female convert, and not Paul himself. The Acts of Paul and Thecla differs in its purpose from other martyr stories, focusing

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    If the destination of this letters lies in North Galatia there are two possible dates upon composition. The first is immediately after Paul’s visit to the Galatians (Acts 16:6) into the second missionary journey putting the composition between 50-52 A.D. Second would be early in Paul’s ministry to the Ephesians in Acts 19 (53-55 A.D.). Paul ventured to Ephesus following Galatia and most likely heard of believers abandoning their faith (Gal. 1:6). For the South Galatia hypothesis, there include

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    Fate versus free will. Free will determines how people reach their destinies. This is shown in Macbeth by William Shakespeare through the characters actions. In the play Macbeth, lady Macbeth and Macbeth’s choices lead to their predetermined destinies. Free will controls most of the actions within the play, but fate still controls what happens in the end. William Shakespeare was born on April, 23 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon in England. Shakespeare was the third of eight children and

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    Dear minister, I am writing to you today today to present you with some facts in order to convince you as to why Shakespeare’s, “A Midsummer Night's Dream”, must be studied by Australian school students. I believe you should take a Midsummer Night's Dream into consideration for inclusion in the English curriculum as features many themes and as its major theme is love which may capture the attention of high school age students since they are going through a time of their life when love begins to become

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    Sometimes, when we are afraid, we make up something tangible to characterize our fears. We tend to believe that it exists, when in reality it is just a manifestation of or a way to cope with our terror. Similarly, in Lord of the Flies, the beast begins as a figment of the boys’ imaginations as a representation of their collective fears. Their notion of the beast is one that evolves over the course of the novel, eventually manifesting itself as the Lord of the Flies and illustrating mankind's’ intrinsic

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    Therefore, The Prince explores the reality of human nature as self-interested and wicked. Machiavelli deliberately tells the reader the choices of someone holding a power may face, and the environment power gives rise to alters the way the person may act. A choice can change the

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    Stephen King’s thrilling short story “Word Processor of the Gods” focuses on how technology can affect someone’s sanity. When given the chance to change their life, people take advantage of that and abuse it. Technology has taken over our lives and it could take our sanity if we let it. Some people are strong, but others are weak because they are full of envy. The dynamic character Richard was one of the weak ones because he was envious of his brother Roger. Roger has the life Richard always dreamed

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    “I Cannot Forget” is a poem written by Alexander Kimel in 1942 in which he tackles his experience in the Ghetto of Rohatyn. The title of the poem suggests an internal conflict from which the poet suffers. He wants to forget the days when “{The Jews} lived in terribly overcrowded quarters, were given too little to eat and little or no medicine and were forced to work in factories” (Abzug 110). However, he knows very well that he should not because millions of people died for the sake of one man.

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    Mockingbirds symbolize innocence, and the idea of killing a mockingbird signifies destroying its innocence. In the book “To kill a mockingbird” by Harper Lee, many of the characters can be identified as mockingbirds. They are the innocent people who have been harmed or tainted by evil. This is usually due to inequality. In the novel, there are many examples of inequality. There is social, gender, and racial inequality shown throughout the chapters. The characters and community displayed in the book

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    evil. Adela Strangeworth writes negative notes, accusing people of things, that she has no real evidence of. She wrote these letters on various-coloured paper, layered in pink, green, blue and yellow writing childish block print with a pencil. Her acts were cruel, uncalled for and ended in a member of her town destroying her most beloved possession, her rose bush. Adela Strangeworth received a letter back, in a familiar green envelope with the pencil printing. She then opened the envelope, pulled

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    Imagine you are at a party and you look across the room. Just for a second you are captivated by the beauty of a man's eyes, too soon they are concealed with bodies. You find the person with the extraordinary eyes, and make small talk with them without knowing who they are. Later, you find those beautiful eyes belong to your greatest enemy. Your choice is to pursue this love or deny your heart. What do you choose? William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, demonstrates that people should follow their

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    Albert Camus’ The Stranger follows Meursault, a Frenchman living in Algiers when he commits a murder of an Arab man. The novel was written initially in French, but had been translated into a number of different languages, in which deviation in words occurred. The title itself, when examined under multiple translation, creates a new connotation for the novel. L’Étranger is the novel’s original title and it derives several similar, yet different meanings: The stranger, outsider, or foreigner. The British

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    In Suzanne Collins ' The Hunger Games, it is Cinna who first calls Katniss Everdeen, "The girl who was on fire" (67). Various sparks will come together in Katniss to ignite the fire that will be the rebellion. These sparks will combine in her from various sources and Katniss will not recognize some of them. Despite this, by the end of the novel Katniss will be aware of the fire that has been created in her and by her. In the beginning, Katniss is hunting in the woods in her home, District 12,

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    A Courageousness And Rebellious Survivor Splash! Water rushed into the Green Hornet at all angles. All eleven of the crew men started to drown as the plane was sinking deeper and deeper into the ocean. Louie, being tangled up in ropes went unconscious. Could this be the end for Louie? Louie Zamperini as a young boy was a rebel. Cops chased Louie all around town but never could catch him because of his speed. One day, Louie’s brother, Pete, encouraged Louie to become a runner because of his sheer

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    Sharing another’s personal information to others is an act of betrayal that can have many different outcomes. In fact, all acts of betrayal have different outcomes based on the victim of the betrayal, and often times that victim can turn out to be yourself. Acts of betrayal are often done out of selfishness, jealousy, or even revenge to make one feel superior than the other. Many times acts of betrayal can be nonintentional because you may be in a state of mind where your feelings are getting the

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    “original vitrue” by Oscar Wilde, stimulates change. Whether this change is for the better or not can be left to the eye of the beholder, but it would be difficult to argue that disobedience does not stimulate change, regardless of the act of disobedience. Even an act of disobedience that only one person knows about can affect the overall reality. Recently, I watched a movie in which the female protagonist would take a paper every day without paying for it because the shop sold coffee for double its

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    the river, Alan approaches them. David’s first reaction is to shield Sophie and protect her from being suspected as a blasphemy, however, he keeps a calm demeanour and acts friendly to Alan in the same way he would act to everyone else, although Alan can pose as a huge threat. No matter who it is, David values everyone and will act respectfully to those he

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    her position as a slave requires that she be compliant and invisible. Alice is an intense character who only acts submissive when it is necessary for her survival, but she mostly sticks to her beliefs and is stubborn. She runs away numerous times, the first time, losing her husband, Isaac. She is never the same after this and gains the desire to run away more after he is gone. Her final act of rebellion is her suicide when she believes her children are sold and wants to take revenge on Rufus, her

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    Morality, sentimentality, and rational evaluation are some of the thrusts of enlightenment philosophy of sympathy. The first notable philosopher is David Hume who places the spotlight on moral appraisal. 2.3.1 David Hume Appraisal turns out to be the keyword in David Hume’s concept of sympathy. In An Inquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, he places emphasis on appraisal which, according to him, is a passion of settled principle of action where motive is the reason and the action is result

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