Elite Essays

  • Personal Narrative: The Elite Leaders

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    before us and the world outside of our village, it is forbidden to know more than what the Elite Leaders have told us. We are required to stay in our cabins from seven at night till eight in the morning, with only a little amount of food and a hard bed for the both of us. We must stay inside the barriers of the community or else the Elite Leaders will decide our cause of death. No one knows exactly who the Elite Leaders are, or how they came to be, but it is best not to know for our safety. “Elizabeth

  • Oscar Wilde's Trivial Comedy For Serious People

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    The Importance of A Good Appearance Oscar Wilde’s “Trivial Comedy for Serious People” illustrates the issues rampant in the elite Victorian upper class. He writes, “really, if the lower orders don't set us a good example, what on earth is the use of them? They seem, as a class, to have absolutely no sense of moral responsibility” (17). Wilde’s characters make up a group of upper class Victorians, and Wilde uses their conversations to critique high society. Wilde dissects the Victorian lifestyle

  • Purple House Short Story

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    One frozen morning snow covered the small houses to the narrow streets in Chatman town. Chatman town is a very poor community, so therefore there is a population of 50 people. One of the 50 people lives in the small purple house that is on the only hill in the town. That hill towered over the other houses, like a great dane surrounded by yorkies. The purple house was a very erstwhile house, but on the inside has the looks of a little girl’s room. The walls were painted pink and all the furniture

  • Social Welfare: An Integrated Approach To Social Care

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    “Social welfare is a system, sometimes referred to as an institution, comprising a wide variety of policies, programs and services that help people meet their basic needs” (Suppes & Wells, 2013:97). South Africa in the previous government during the times of apartheid had very little intervention in the provision and funding of social welfare, services and social security, it saw the family and the private market as natural mechanisms for meeting needs (residual approach). The present social welfare

  • Pierre Bourdieu Theory

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    An evaluation of Bourdieus theorys on social structure in relation to the Teddy Boys of 1950s- 1960s Britain. This essay is a discussion of Pierre Bourdieu’s sociological report on French culture, La Distinction(1979). The book is based on the author’s empirical research from 1963 until 1968. In the US the book was published as Distinction: A social critique of the Judgement of taste(1984). I would like to investigate how relevant Bourdieu’s theories are in relation to the sub- culture of Teddy

  • Social Hierarchy In Edith Wharton's House Of Mirth

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    and be accepted into New York City’s elite class during the turn of the nineteenth century. Being a part of this class herself, Wharton uses this novel to comment on the true nature of the rigid social hierarchy that dictated one’s survival during this time period. Using her plethora of different characters as examples, Wharton states that one’s place in this social hierarchy is dictated by the amount of money one has and in order to be accepted into the elite class, one must bend morals to succeed;

  • Social Class And Symbolism In The Great Gatsby '

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    differ in characterization. For the most part the movie and film depict the importance of social class. Social class is the category of people with similar economic and social status. Having money and having a proper education meant you were from elite status in the Great

  • Possible Counter Argument Analysis

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    Present a possible counter argument (a point someone on the opposing side of the issue might address) to the claim. Many people can’t imagine that there’d be any disadvantages of going to an elite college. There are real disadvantages, however, of going to an elite college. “Three researchers wath an initiative called the Good project, which is housed within the graduate school of education at Harvard conducted interviews with forty members of harvard 's undergraduate class

  • Lya Airways Play Analysis

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    An elite game athlete’s chances for the championship are jeopardized when her father suffers a brain injury forcing her to move back home and care for him as she trains on her own. BRIEF SYNOPSIS LILA REEVES (21) is a hopeful elite game athlete her who lives in the shadow of her crusty father JIMMY REEVES (54) a former Olympic champion. Lila tells her father she’s moving out and taking a chance at winning the elite game championship. Lila’s new life is shattered when Jimmy is in a terrible

  • The Roman Republic: Oligarchy Or Democracy

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    the manner in which it functioned practically as being truly democratic. The main debate centres on the issue of whether the Roman Republic was a democracy or an oligarchy. Issues such as unequal distribution, a political structure that favours the elites, and the power of individuals, make an argument in favour of oligarchy, while the system of election by popular vote, the time limitation on holding office, and the sharing of power at every level of government, combine to make a case for democracy

  • Social Conflict Theory In Education

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    Social conflict theory in its classical form is the struggle between different parts of the society over valued and scarce resources in a sense that they have been centralized and controlled by a few elites (Allman, 2001). As a result of social conflicts, scarce resources turned a small group of people into capitalists in the nineteenth century. Capitalists are people who are in possession and control the factories and other businesses in pursuit of profits gains. For this reason, capitalism turned

  • Pros And Cons Of Fashion Design

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    Fashion design is a mix concept about science, technology and the arts, it related to “aesthetics, culture, psychology, materials, science, engineering, marketing, color science and other factors. Design means plan, ideas, establish programs, it also includes imagery, mapping, system type of meaning” (Evans and Smith 2006; Reinach 2005; Tokatli 2008)." Fashion design process has many aspect, according to the requirements of designing objects, designers conceive and draw renderings, floor plans. Then

  • Factors Of Social Cohesion

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    OECD is the first institutions, which asks the member states to take a social investment approach for a future social welfare state. Here the investment is social investment and the output is social cohesion, which will result in (and itself is the result of) the active societal participation by the citizenry. So, it is a sort of input – output concept, where, social investment is the input and social cohesion is the invisible output. European Union, in 2000, declared social and economic cohesion

  • Judith And Her Maidservant With The Head Of Holofernes Analysis

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    Judith and her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes Judith and her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes, by Orazio Gentileschi, is a 17th-century oil painting located in the Wadsworth Museum of Art. The painting depicts the moment after the biblical heroine, Judith, kills an invading Assyrian general, Holofernes, to save the city of Bethulia. Judith agrees to dine with Holofernes in the privacy of his tent and after taking advantage of his drunkenness she beheads him with his own

  • Role Of Optimism In Candide

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    Introduction: The journeys in the long eighteenth century have a number of narratives fictional and nonfictional. One can cite the early novel by Aphra Behn's, The Royal Slave and Candide form the French writer Voltaire. In this text, I will consider optimism and pessimism in the Voltaire's novel, Candide or optimism (1959). There are two main different characters and each of them represents a different school of thought. They are Pangloss and Martin. The essay will examine the ways Candide reacts

  • The Pros And Cons Of Social Learning Theory

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    Colin Powell once stated, “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” With the learning theories we use in today’s world has lead use to success. It has taught everyone different ways to learn and different ways to teach. For every learning theory, there are millions of people intaking the knowledge. Social Learning theory is a theory that attracts students to get a better and deeper meaning of learning. Bandura has a PhD is clinical psychology

  • Marxism In The Importance Of Being Earnest

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    How and why is a social group represented in a particular way? In his play The Importance of Being Earnest (1895, London St. James’ theater), Oscar Wilde portrays the attitudes and society of Victorian upper class through character interactions within the ‘Bunburyist’ adventures of Algernon Moncrieff and Jack Worthing. The play’s comedic elements, in addition to the portrayal of power structures, are used as an effective medium to challenge the viewer to reflect upon Wilde’s criticism on institutions

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Derek Bok's Free Me: Racist Speech

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    Free Me: Racist Speech Freedom is a paradox, especially in America. Everyone is free, but everyone must obey laws. In 1776, America chose to fight against her oppressor. Rather than be a single colony, America became a separate country. Today as an adolescent, America faces a new uphill battle, free speech. Derek Bok and Charles Lawrence both write about free speech and its effect on the community. In “Protecting Freedom of Expression on the Campus”, Derek Bok poses a discussion for the changing

  • Literary Analysis Of London By William Blake's London

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    In the poetry “London” by William Blake (1757-1827), he writes the facts and the people he sees in London’s street. What is more, London was the central city during the first Industrial Revolution which caused an enormous economic growth in England. However, the economic growth was not benefit for every person in London.William Blake in “London” uses some literary poetic devices to describe a real London, where the city has a huge gap between the rich and the other people. Upper class and wealthy

  • The Use Of Power And Corruption In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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    “All animals are equal…”, or what it should have been... The use of power and corruption are one of the main themes in Animal Farm. The book is a romance published back in 1945 by George Orwell. According to the author, the book was used as a way to criticize the Russian Revolution. Back in the day, it was hard to excoriate Joseph Stalin using literature so instead Orwell portrayed the characters as animals to censure the writing. Animal Farm reminds readers that the abuse of power can lead to corruption