Passion Essays

Sort By:

Passion Essays

  • Good Essays

    The argument Michael Marissen makes is comprehensive and logical in showing that the St. John Passion by Bach is not wholly anti-Semitic. I agree that historically and culturally, according to the Biblical texts, not only are the Jews responsible for Jesus’ crucifixion but all of humanity is to blame. The St. John Passion by J. S. Bach will, of course, appear to be anti-Semitic if taken out of the context of a Christian worldview. According to various passages in the gospel of John, the Jews are

    • 1029 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    isn’t the ideal way to spend a friday night, but for me, it's something I put blood, sweat, and tears into. Soccer has been a passion of mine since my father dropped me off at the local YMCA when I was at the tender age of four. Spending all of my free days for thirteen years running after a soccer ball is arguably what made me into the person I am today. Unity, tenacity, passion and pride have all been morals that are valued within the sport and in my own philosophy. I have explored places I’d never

    • 823 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    novel, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, Edna is forced to face two different obligations in life, one to follow her passions and be an individual, and the other to be practical and follow the dictations of society. Through Edna’s struggle of passion versus practicality, it becomes clear that being an individual is better than conforming to society. It is better to be an outlier. Edna’s passions often get in the way of her duties in society, causing

    • 970 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Satrapi, The Stranger by Albert Camus, and the current college process that I am engulfed in, existentialism proves itself to be true. Existentialism is intimidating until an overarching lesson is learned through the choices and responsibilities, passions (or lack thereof), and the isolation of a person, such as Marjane, Meursault, or myself. On the surface, the three of us are extremely dissimilar, but we all experience relatively negative things that teach us more than we knew before. Marjane Satrapi

    • 1744 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    The Hero’s Journey in Into the Woods The world is an objective place. Yet, each person’s individual world is extremely subjective. Mythology gives life meaning; the way in which it affects each person depends on their views of the world. In the musical Into the Woods, the Baker and the Baker’s Wife go into the woods to complete their quest. The Baker is the hero, and his journey integrates those of several other fairy tales. Each fairy tale character in this show has their own reason to go into

    • 982 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    Dickens uses juxtaposition to compare Lucie and Madame Defarge to show the archetype of the gender ideal. Dickens uses juxtaposition at least three times to show how similar and different these two women are. The first example where Dickens compares Lucie and Madame Defarge is on page 270-271, “La Force! Lucie, my child, if ever you were brave and serviceable in your life- and you were always both- you will compose yourself now, to do exactly as I bid you; for more depends upon it than you can think

    • 1015 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Purple Hibiscus, written by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie, is a novel set in post-colonial Nigeria where the protagonist, 15-year-old Kambili struggles growing up torn between two contrasting beliefs; Igbo traditionalism and western Catholicism. Religion as many believe is the hope in a power greater than ones self. It is also a means of worship, moreover as means of people uniting together as one and believing in one God. Religion is a very important aspect and can certainly impact and influence a person’s

    • 1711 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Good Essays

    Into The Woods Analysis

    • 1386 Words
    • 6 Pages

    Zhichen Zhang Professor Dustin Shaffer Communication 105 14 January 2018 Stephen Sondheim: Into the Woods Into the Woods is a well-known musical which debuted at the Old Globe Theater in 1986. The musical is written by Stephen Sondheim and he is an American composer who has made great contribution to musical theater more than a half-century. James Lapine is the book author and he plays a necessary role to this incredible musical. I watched the musical which brought me enter a brand-new field –

    • 1386 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    “Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews to bury” (King James Bible, John 19.40). Around Easter time, churches begin to have sermons about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. After Jesus died on the cross, Joseph wrapped him in linen and placed him in a tomb. As Jesus rose from the dead, the linen cloth that was placed on top of him was left behind. Controversy is still a problem today whether the Shroud of Turin is truly the linen that

    • 1252 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Introduction Sometimes it doesn’t seem like God cares. It is easy to get upset at God and blame Him when things don’t go like we think they should. In the lessons that follow, we will examine the life of a man named Joseph. One bad thing after another seems to take place in his life. Through it all, however, Joseph trusts and obeys God. When we get to the end of the story we see that God was there all the time working in his life. We may not know how God is working or why He allows certain things

    • 1791 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    talks with his son Dekalb Walcott III about their upbringings and the passion they both share as a firefighter. Dekalb Jr tells his on that he was very poor growing up and didn 't really have much and that his parents never even finished high school. Therefore, he decided to break the chain and go to college to become an attorney

    • 710 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Leah Shoff: A True Hero

    • 1063 Words
    • 5 Pages

    Leah has proven herself to be a hero many times in my life alone, by showing me what it means to be a daughter of God, and how important it is to find passion and heart for whatever you want to do. Leah has always been the type of girl to put others before herself, but on a much larger scale. She has given so much advice to me about my daily abilities and how to deal with the pressure of the world. She

    • 1063 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Though he would often squander the funds that she would secretly give him, Du Shiniang believed that he would never seek to sell her for profit. Due to her passion she was unable to see the risks of being with Scholar Li. In contrast to Xiao-yu’s Story, Du Shiniang sinks the Jewel Box in Anger was written during the Ming Dynasty, a time in which Li Yi could own and sell Du Shiniang as property (Chuanmen 54)

    • 2711 Words
    • 11 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Good Essays

    I’m on a mountain, I just overcame my first obstacle the chair lift. Which I thought would be harder than it was I miraculously didn’t fall or knock over the other skiers/snowboarders. I glanced back up at the gleaming mountain becoming easily distracted by the flawless stroke of every turn as the pros make their way down. I say quietly to myself “Isn’t this suppose to be a beginners hill?” They have gopros strapped to their helmets and are racing each other down. All I can think in that moment

    • 728 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    Handmaids are one of the many social groups in “The Handmaid’s Tale”. Other social groups include Commanders, Marthas, econowives, guardians and many more. But the most information and detail is give about the Handmaids, since the entire story is told from the viewpoint of a Handmaid named Offred. To understand the significance the Handmaids one has to first understand the role that Handmaids play in the society of “The Handmaid’s Tale”. They are the only women capable of reproduction and have

    • 1066 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Better Essays

    (22). Frankenstein, by Mary W. Shelley, touches on the the perspective of both Victor and the creatures story. Victor developed a passion to discover life and build a creature, but after being successful, Victor ignores his responsibilities and gives the monster a hard life, which in return causes the monster to seek revenge and kill all of Victor’s loved ones. Passion is used as an uncontrollable emotion, such as Victors drive for creating life, or his eventual drive to kill his creation. Obligations

    • 1518 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    easy sport to master. Once the team gets broken down into three separate positions, everyone finally sees that it requires a skill level that not most people have. When playing it the players should not only have the skills to play, but also have passion and heart for the game as well. They should feel the beat of their racing heart when their teammate scores a point, or the crowds roars radiate through the gym when they cheer for them. More than just a game may sound like an understatement to anyone

    • 948 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Passion For Barbecue

    • 518 Words
    • 3 Pages

    “Do you have something that you are passion to do?” — I am sure everyone does. The joy in life comes from our passion. Jason Sheehan, the author of the essay “There’s No Such Thing as Too Much Barbecue,” discusses his belief in barbecue and explains the reasons why he loves barbecue deeply. According to my own experience, I have also found a deep passion for painting. Similar to what Jason Sheehan thinks of his belief, I believe in painting. As for me, there is no more activity that can be more wonderful

    • 518 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    A Quiet Passion

    • 1415 Words
    • 6 Pages

    The film a quiet passion is a brilliant film about Emily Dickinson, a woman who lived a quiet life but did extraordinary things. This film has a lot of different things that make this film into a gem. There are several things that are easily noticed that create this film. The main pieces of this film that have made it stupendous are the Characters, mise en scene, and denouement. The first thing that the audience will notice about this movie is the characters. Since it is about Emily Dickinson the

    • 1415 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Passion Of Artemisia

    • 642 Words
    • 3 Pages

    The Passion of Artemisia contained both historical accuracies and inaccuracies. The author Susan Vreeland was fairly accurate in describing the cuisine and Galileo. However, there were discrepancies concerning Artemisia’s paintings of Judith, her family, and the architecture. Susan Vreeland frequently described the Italian cuisine throughout the book. While on the journey to Florence, Artemisia and Pietro ate simpler meals which consisted of bread, salami, green apples, and various cheeses (Vreeland

    • 642 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays