Cambridge Essays

  • Alfred Lord Tennyson's The Charge Of The Light Brigade

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    brought to his father’s attention (Mazzeno 3). George Tennyson enrolled his son at Louth Grammar School when Alfred was only five years old. At an early age, Alfred Tennyson was enthralled with poetry and soon was enrolled at Trinity College at Cambridge in 1827 to study poetry (Mazzeno 3). In

  • Dear Basketball Poem Analysis

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    The poem The natural and urban worlds portrays the difference between the natural and urban environments, especially criticizing the urban world. I was inspired to write this poem because I was walking in a park and noticed how the lushious green vegetation creates a completely different psychological environment. Therefore, in my poem, I tried to represent this by describing the natural environment positively while describing the urban environment both positively and negatively. Literally, this

  • Theme Of Forgiveness In Shakespeare's The Tempest

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    William Shakespeare was a poet and a playwright, generally regarded as one of the world’s most famous playwrights to ever live. Shakespeare lived during the 16th centruy, and during his time, he wrote 37 different plays and 144 sonnets. Those plays included mainly comedies and tragedies. One of Shakespeare’s most orignial plays was a comedy known as The Tempest. The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s most original plays due to the fact that he had no outside influence or collaboration when creating

  • Essay About Batek Culture

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    CULTURE OF THE BATEK Introduction In this paper, I will discuss the basics of the Batek culture and how being an egalitarian society permeates their culture. The Batek are a society consisting of approximately 800 people living primarily in the state of Kelantan on the Malaysia Peninsula. They are an egalitarian society, which is a concept where social equality is essential, and neither males nor females have control over the other group (Endicott, K. M., & Endicott, K. L., 2008). They are known

  • William Shakespeare In The Comedy Of Errors

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    William shakespeare is an idol for most if not all english scholars, professors, and teachers. Shakespeare’s most famous fourteen comedies and twelve tragedies really outline the way modern literature is written and perceived. A lot of modern films and books are based around the same theme or plot that shakespeare introduced to theatre almost 400 years ago. Shakespeare's play The Comedy of Errors is a masterpiece due to its entertaining comedic characters throughout and the confusing, hilarious plot

  • Horace's Essay: The Natural Talent

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    “The Natural Talent” Talent as defines by many critics, is a gift and innate ability that enables someone to be special than others in a particular field, no matter who they are or in which field they superior. However, these critics agree with the definition of this innate talent but differ in the way of elaborate. Some of them believe in this special ability could be achieves or could be obtain with practice, while others focus on one side and neglect the other. To Aristotle, the

  • Paul Reveree Hero Analysis

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    Paul Revere was not a unique hero before the Battle of Lexington In 1775, but if you read the poem you would think he was. Paul Revere's poem starts with a Man/Woman telling the famous story of Paul Revere and his friends were in Boston making a plan to warn the people of the villages that the British were coming to take and capture the people taking their freedom with them.All of this would all happen on the 18th and 19th of April Late evening and early morning.After Paul and his friend make a

  • Friendship In Romeo And Juliet

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    A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed The best friendships to have are those that help you develop your emotions towards yourself and others. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, the disposition of two significant characters are evidently displayed to demonstrate the true qualities of friendship. Firstly, Romeo’s cousin and friend, Benvolio demonstrates that he surpasses Mercutio as a friend because he comforts Romeo in his times of need. Secondly, Benvolio shows that he is capable of defending

  • Why Is Elizabeth Proctor Wrong In The Crucible

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    In the late 1600’s, Salem, Massachusetts was flooded with witch hysteria. This was based on the Puritan religion, which was taking the Bible verbatim. For this reason, there was no hard proof, but rather spectral evidence. A multitude of citizens was falsely accused and used as scapegoats to save oneself's. In The Crucible Elizabeth Proctor happens to be one of the many people who gets thrown under the bus. Elizabeth Proctor is an innocent woman with good morals, her accuser (Abigail Williams) is

  • Margaret Atwood The Edible Woman Analysis

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    The purpose of my paper is to scrutinize closely the concept of social satire, revealing and thereby amending the society’s blight in relation to the novel, The Edible Woman by the Canadian author Margaret Atwood. The novel is unambiguously interested in the complex body truths in the Consumerist Society. In The Edible Woman, Atwood furnish a critique of North American consumer society in the 1960s from a feminist point of view. As a feminist social satire, it takes specific bend at the way society

  • Isaac Newton's Accomplishments

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    Sir Isaac Newton is one of the greatest known scientists today. He has helped the world by improving mathematics through the invention of calculus, and discovering Newton’s laws. Isaac Newton has had many life events lead up to the man he became, had people who influenced and assisted with his findings, as well as all of his vast discoveries, from gravity to prisms, which are still used today. Isaac Newton, a well-known genius, was born to a wealthy family early on Christmas day, back in 1642.

  • Post Structuralism In International Relations

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    Abstract: The paper examined Post Structuralism within the context of International Relations, despite the fact that, post structuralism actually give a number of general and constructive puzzle which can be administer in other to approach the study of international politics in a different directions. The paper structured as follows; Introduction, which covered pre-amble and general insight of post structuralism, the emergence of post structuralism which highlighted the development and assertion

  • Stephen Hawking: The Big Bang Theory

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    Stephen Hawking By Sadhbh Darbey Stephen Hawking was born in 1942 on January 8th in Oxford, England. He studied at University of Cambridge, Oxford University, California Institute of Technology, Gonville and Caius College. He then became a physicist with over twelve honoree degrees and from 1979 – 2009 he was a Lucasian professor at the University of Cambridge. He is probably the most famous genius of the modern age. In 1963, when he was twenty-one years old, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral

  • Thomas Merton Trappist Monk

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    Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk, well known for his literary career. However, his conversion toward Catholicism was long and arduous. Thomas Merton was able to utilize art to bring himself closer to God, and out of his misspent youth. Thomas Merton was born in Prades, France, and was baptized into the Anglican church. His father and mother were both artists, which had a lasting effect on Merton. When he was very young, he moved to the United States to live with his mother’s family. Unfortunately

  • Personal Narrative: My Hero's Journey

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    The hero's journey is a pattern of human life. Every man has a story to tell and this is mine. Let's start from the very beginning. I was a normal Georgian boy. I planned to study in a normal school, have average grades and get an average job to be able to sustain my family. In other words, live an average life of an average human. I had no enthusiasm, no motivation of achieving something exceptional in my life. However, there came a moment when everything started slowly changing. Up to the age

  • David Leonhardt's 'Chance And Circumstance'

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    Music David Leonhardt’s “Chance and Circumstance” is an intriguing story about Malcolm Gladwell and his outstanding achievements in the field of journalism. He goes further into Gladwells childhood, being raised by some accomplished parents. “His mother was a psychotherapist, and his father was a mathematician.” (Leonhardt 579). Leonhardt imposes this certain idea to the reader, the idea known as “chance”. Considering how gladwell had successful parents influenced his way to becoming a successful

  • Essay On Deterrence Theory

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    Deterrence Theory A special case of the rational choice theory is the deterrence theory, which emphasizes the costs of legal sanctions (Liska & Messner, 1999). While the rational choice theory was initially applied to the field of economics, and considered all costs, the deterrence theory was initially applied to the field of law and only considered legal costs. Accordingly, as a deterrent for committing crime, increasing the severity of punishment, increasing the certainty of punishment, and

  • Persuasive Essay On Christmas Break

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    Christmas! Christmas! Christmas! My school has decided to make our Christmas break one week instead of two weeks for Christmas break! Although some people believe that having one week instead of two will help you learn more, it may actually be argued that having two weeks may help your brain think on other things, since it is a reward and the school gave it to us. If you just take away half of something it's like giving someone twenty dollars, and then just takes ten away, and thatś pretty mean

  • Persuasive Essay About School Choice

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    A child is struggling to learn at his/ school. He is more of a visual learner, like learning with pictures and shapes in front of him. His school, however, does not have the power and funding to do such things for him, which leaves him struggling and get bad grades. Now, why does he have to struggle in a school system which can’t even support his learning style? School choice is the idea that parents should be able to choose which school they want to send their children to, whether they enroll

  • Desdemona's Infidelity In Othello

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    John Lennon once said, “It’s weird not to be weird”. Such a society is non-existent in William Shakespeare’s Othello, in which any non-conforming belief has the potential to become very dangerous or even life-threatening. Voicing these opinions which go against societal thoughts lead to the downfalls of multiple characters in the play. Desdemona’s opposition to racism, Emilia’s extreme feminism, and Iago’s apparent belief of Desdemona’s unfaithfulness are what ultimately lead these three people towards