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    the stormy air. Dante immediately feels sympathy for these souls, because they are basically damned by love. One soul named Francesca, tells to Dante how love was her downfall. Already married, she fell in love with Paolo da Rimini, her husband’s younger brother. One day they could not resist kissing, and Francesca’s husband had the young lovers killed. Now Paolo and Francesca are doomed to spend eternity in the Second Circle of Hell. Upon hearing this, Dante is overcome with pity and faints. Throughout

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    condemned these characters to the Inferno were because these feelings were unnatural, for example, with Francesca da Rimini and Paolo Malatesta. Francesca fell in love with her husband's younger brother, Paolo, and through, “...reading led our eyes to meet, and made our faces pale, and yet one point alone, defeated us” (Alighieri, 80). There was an intense illicit feeling of love that Francesca and Paolo had, they are both sentenced to Inferno because her lover was

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    Dante asks Virgil if he could identify some of the souls and he tells him of some known people such as Cleopatra, Helen, Semiramis and Dido. Dante talks to Francesca (soul) and hears her tragic story of how she and her lover ended up in hell. Francesca was married an old and deformed man named Gianciotto however she fell in love with Paolo da Rimini Gianciotto’s. She tells Dante how they confessed their love for each other as it states in the book, We were reading one day, for pleasure, of Lancelot,

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    Divine Retribution In the beginning of Dante’s Inferno, Dante is met by the spirit Virgil, who proposes to guide him through the nine circles of hell. The theme of divine retribution is seen all throughout The Inferno. Dante describes divine retribution as “the punishment fitting the crime.” Each circle of hell represents a different kind of sin. The reason behind each circle of hell in the book is because each sinner receives the punishment fitting the crime they have committed while they were on

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    SELF CONTROL In the 1960s, a Stanford professor named Walter Mischel began conducting a series of important psychological studies. During his experiments, Mischel and his team tested hundreds of children — most of them around the ages of 4 and 5 years old — and revealed what is now believed to be one of the most important characteristics for success in health, work, and life. The Marshmallow (Candy) Experiment The experiment began by bringing each child into a private room, sitting them down in

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    This is a rendition of the X Canto of Dante's Inferno. The way how the poem is iterated is in the style of a short story. The characters that are all associated within the text are still in and the liberties taken amongst the essay is the dialogue has been made to fit more along the style of a short story but the whole concept of the poem still holds true. The story that the X Canto tells is Dante and Virgil going through the sixth circle of hell, where all the heretics are at. Dante then has a conversation

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    The movie The Village showed mixed elements of both Transcendentalism and Dark Romanticism. Dark Romanticism means the dark part of nature and the human soul while Transcendentalism means the opposite of Dark Romanticism which means they see the good side of nature and human soul. These mixed characteristics were shown in the movie like gothic symbolism, darkness or madness of the human mind, and love in nature. The village was about people who went away from society to live in a simple life away

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    before we do. Tom’s friends are always there when he needs help but Tom is too stubborn to notice. When Francesca went to pick Tom up from the hospital after he fell off a bar stool, he was too angry about his life to thank her for her kind gesture. “You are everything they have ever called you behind your back, you stupid bitch.” (p.8) This quote demonstrates how Tom doesn’t care about what Francesca is doing for him, all he cares about is bringing her down. In order to mend his relationship with his

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    Greed In Literature A timeless theme is a perception about the human existence that will always apply to human nature no matter what time in history. The audience will always understand the theme as a timeless theme will always utilize the human experience. One of the many timeless themes frequently explored in literature is the theme of greed. Rapacity has been relevant to human life for thousands of years and will continue to be applicable for all the years to come. Greed is an excessive self-centered

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    First, The Kiss is sculpture by Auguste Rodin, made entirely of white marble. It was created in 1886-1898 and is located in Musée Rodin, Paris. Originally, the subjects of this sculpture were based on fictional characters from Dante’s Divine Comedy, Francesca and Paolo. The lovers that were slain by Francesca’s husband, Paolo’s brother, after he witnessed them kissing. The sculpture was, at first, made to become a part of another piece by Rodin, The Gates of Hell, but upon completion Rodin decided that

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    In the novel Saving Francesca, the author Melina Marchetta thoroughly portrays the toll that depression can take on a family as a whole as well on an individual; whilst accurately depicting the complexities of what it means to be a teenager dealing with those around you with mental illness. Saving Francesca exposes the reader with themes such as identity, transition, change, friendships, family and perception; and confronts the reader with the reality of depression, showing how unexpected the illness

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    Shiji is considered to be a historical document, and marks the beginning of the proper Chinese historiography – it is a result of the effort of two generations to collect and compile the historical evidence from more than two millennia. However, it could also be viewed as a literary work, not merely a record of historical events. I would say that Sima Qian, as a writer, has his own unique style, and acts not only as a compiler of historical records, but also as a story-teller. I thought that if

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    Violence is caused by power. This epic theatre deals with politics and social issues in very dark times were every king has their own method to become successful. Although the consequences that comes with it, kings avoid failure by choosing methods that can lead to unethical behavior. A king that is considered to be successful is achieving the title at the expense of somebody else. What causes a king in to considering violence? First, I believe that the fear of failure make kings to consider violence

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    In chapters six and seven of his book, “The Prince”, Niccolo Machiavelli stated that the difficulty in keeping and maintaining new principalities depends on how the prince acquired them. The principalities can be acquired either by one’s own arms and abilities or by the arms of others and by relying on luck or good fortune. Although the two options will both mitigate different problems and issues, Machiavelli argues that those who rely least on good fortune will come out the strongest. In this chapter

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    Power is not evil, it is the user that makes it evil. Machiavelli, a controversial figure in political history left a legacy of brutal reality which disturbed many people. Niccolo Machiavelli’s, The Prince explores the groundbreaking ideas for a prince to secure the leading position in government and retain his power and leadership. Human nature combined with power has the possibility of becoming tragically destructive. However, that wreckage stems from the environment, and the actions displayed

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    Watchman Nee Protestant ministers traveled to China for the faith, in the sixteenth century. Acquiring years of constant profession and prayer, in the outset years of the twentieth century. The Lord 's expansion in China flourished distinctly after the martyrdom of various Christians involved in the Boxer Rebellion. Countless believers, who were educated by the Lord from high school through college scholars throughout China, eventually became involved in the development of gospel. Amidst these students

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    This part of report will explain what “Broken Window Theory” is who made it and how it was implemented in the movie “The Stanford Prison experiment”. “Broken Window Theory” was conducted by Stanford Psychologist Phillip Zimbardo who made several experiments in order to test “Broken Window Theory”. He was trying to understand the difference in behaviors between rich and poor areas which led him to another discovery. He placed a car without plates and with the hood of the car up in each area, the poor

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    Unit 1 Written Assignment Literature Review of article on Standard Prison Experiment Introduction This article concerns the Stanford Prison experiment carried out in 1971 at Stanford University. The experiment commenced on August 14, and was stopped after only six days. It is one of the most noted psychological experiments on authority versus subordinates. The studies which emerged from this have been of interest to those in prison and military fields due to its focus on the psychology associated

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    The primary agenda of Thomas Hardy in his writing of Tess of the d’Urbervilles was to highlight the injustices of the patriarchal society prevalent in Victorian England. It is for this reason that, despite Alec d’Urberville’s role as the antagonist of the novel, Angel Clare is the thematic centre of Tess of the d’Urbervilles. It has been famously said by Edmund Burke that “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” which is precisely the sentiment Hardy seeks

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    According to Durkheim, social inequality is the unequal opportunities and rewards that exist due to different social statuses or positions within society. For instance, some dimensions of social inequality include income, wealth, power, occupational prestige, education, ancestry, race, and ethnicity. This is different from natural inequality in that natural inequality stems from differences in physical characteristics; it’s a sense that we as individuals have that we are better at some things compared

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