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    of carrying out the task because she could end up losing her life; yet, she was valiant and risked sacrificing her life for the Jews. Esther’s decision to take the risk can be linked back to Mordecai’s words of wisdom. He told her that no matter what happened, she would always be a Jew and that her position as queen would not exempt her from the annihilation of the Jews. She was conflicted, but became brave when Mordecai consoled her and said that it was through God’s will that she has “come to the

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    Individuality In Chekhov’s “The Bet” What was the most lost on a wager? Money, time, or a favorite item? Anton Chekhov wrote a story about a bet and the what was gained or lost from it. Chekhov was a Russian writer and doctor and lived from 1860 - 1904. He married in 1901 to actress Olga Knipper who acted at the Moscow Art Theater. In his short story “The Bet”, Chekhov uses internal and external conflict to emphasize the importance of individuality. A banker and a guest at his party undergo a bet

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    1 The Cheshire Cat Thanks to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, almost everybody, both children and adults, can identify the Cheshire Cat as one of the protagonists of this book. “The Cheshire-Cat's smile is the embodiment of Wonderland's riddle; it is as famous and as enigmatic as Mona Lisa's smile.“ (Cliffsnotes). My aim at this work is to provide some new insights on the Cheshire Cat's role as Alice's free-minded and lucid guide through a seemingly lunatic world of Wonderland. The Cheshire

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    The book, A Dog’s Purpose, follows a dog who searches for his unique purpose in life. The canine experiences reincarnation four times, and in every one of his different lives, he tries to accomplish making his human happy. In his first life, he is Toby and lives in the Yard with a woman called Señora. Toby adjusts to his life in the Yard and assumes his purpose is to make Señora smile. He comforts her and takes pride in being her favorite. Soon, Toby makes a trip to the veterinarian's office and

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    the novel we see Hans change because when he is fighting in the war he takes the risk of helping an injured jew though he could have gotten killed for helping a jew. “ A blood stain was signed across his face. It trailed off down his throat and neck. “ could you prop me up now, young man?”(Zusak 435). This shows how hans has changed to be willing to risk it all in order to help an injured jew. Hans has developed from the beginning of the novel

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    It was late Shabbat afternoon, that magic moment between dusk and darkness. The visitors had gone. The baby was already sleeping. Soon the lights would go on. My father and my brother would be home from Shul. There would be a call for the Havdalah candle, wine and spices, and the workweek would begin. But for the moment it was Shabbat--Shabbat peace, Shabbat stillness. I curled up next to my mother on the living room couch, and begged, "Tell me a story. Tell me about myself when I was little."

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    (Jewish mysticism). His mentor on the Kabbalah was Moishe the Beadle since his father disapproved of him studying mysticism and wanted him to study the traditional Jewish texts and beliefs. However, Moishe the Beadle was deported when all foreign Jews were expelled and returns only after a few months. After returning, people thought that Moishe had turned crazy as he starts telling stories on how the Gestapo (secret German police) stole their train and took them into the woods to slaughter them

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    Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go takes place in the late 20th century, in a very different England where humans are cloned to produce more organs, which they need to give away once they reach adulthood. These “ clones “ grow up in different houses where they are taught everything they need to know to get through their miserable life. Hailsham is where Kathy grew up and is seen by all the other children as the ideal place. A child coming from Hailsham is seen as special by those who were “

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    Observation Of Colossian

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    distinguished in some way. In Esther 10:3 ”Mordecai the Jew was second in rank to King Xerxes, preeminent among the Jews, and held in high esteem by his many fellow Jews, because he worked for the good of his people and spoke up for the welfare of all the Jews.” The word Preeminent in Colossians 1 and Esther 10:3 relate to one another because since the definition of preeminent means to surpass other, in Esther 10:3 it said that Mordecai was preeminent among the Jews which means that he has surpassed them. The

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    Germans arrested the leaders of the Jewish community. One of the big impacts they had was going to the unsanitized ghettos. In the ghettos the Jews were trapped in a big area of homes that were surrounded by walls. Elie and his family were lucky enough to stay in the same home they had owned, but they had to share it with other Jews. After the ghettos the Jews had to go to concentration camps. Elie and his family were the last section to leave the ghettos which is actually a huge advantage. The first

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    Cato's Tragic Hero

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    day at the ocean before a battle with the Persians, Tigris was approached by his adviser, Cato, who was over twice his age. He asked, “Have you found something to sacrifice to Ares yet?” Tigris shook his head. “Not yet,” he muttered. “Tigris,” Cato cautioned. “You only have an hour before the battle. I would suggest finding something quickly. You do not want to jeopardize your chances

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    1. Persian Persian cats are known for they beautiful long coats and open faces. They supposedly originated in Iran and were transported to the rest of the world along with exotic spices and fine jewels. Cat breeders and owners of Persian cats enjoy their gentle dispositions and quiet voices. Persian cats are best suited to living indoors because of their long coats. The coat of a Persian cat requires considerable maintenance, but this breed is extremely hardy and long-lived. 2. Maine Coon The origin

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    In the late 1930s and early 1940s, racial tension between Jews and Germans was at an all time high. The Germans felt they were superior to the Jews. As a result the Germans committed genocide against the Jewish race. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is set during the time period of the Holocaust. It is told from the perspective of a young boy named Bruno whose father was a Nazi commandant stationed at Auschwitz, a concentration camp. Here, Bruno meets a young Jewish boy named Shmuel. They form

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    to judge others because the person could be the total opposite of the judgments and misjudging they can inflict harm to that person if used in the wrong way. In his book Night, Elie Wiesel and many other Jews are all judged wrongfully because of their religious background. He mentions that Jews

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    The Sweeter Things In Life This passage about sensory memory in “The Promised Land”, by Mary Antin, is one that can be examined critically to determine concealed ideas and hidden character traits that the author puts in their literature. This passage occurs in the stage of the novel where the protagonist and author Mary is starting to settle into the first few years in her new home in the United States of America after emigrated from Polotsk, near communist Russia. Mary stumbles upon a fruit that

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    Esther: “Don’t think for a moment that because you’re in the palace you will escape when all other Jews are killed. If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?” Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: “Go and gather together all the Jews of Susa and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will

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    Nationalism, what comes to our minds when we hear this such word? This one could mean when the inhabitants of the country wish to fight for the nation rather of a certain group? Does it mean that this particular person wanted freedom from which they still fight on from the oppressors of the land? When we say nationalism, it is a feeling of devotion to have pride in one’s country. But how this nationalism reaches its people in order to be free and, consequently become patriot in the country. For

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    Dehumanization Causing Events in Night Over the course of Eliezer’s holocaust experience in the novel Night, the Jews are gradually reduced to little more that “things” which were a nuisance to Nazis. This process was called dehumanization. Three examples of events that occurred which contributed to the dehumanization of Eliezer, his father, and his fellow Jews are: people were divided both mentally and physically, those who could not work or who showed weakness were killed, and public executions

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    Thomas Jefferson addressed the differences between blacks and indians in order to justify the superiority of whites over the other races. Jefferson’s description of the difference in skin color, character, and mental/artistic capability especially emphasizes the racist undertone. Thomas Jefferson was a Republican who eventually went on to become President in the beginning of the nineteenth century. He frequently encountered issues with indians and blacks, which led him to identifying their differences

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    any god or human being during the next thirty days, except to you, Your Majesty, shall be thrown into the lions’ den. Now, Your Majesty, issue the decree and put it in writing so that it cannot be altered—in accordance with the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be repealed.” So King Darius put the decree in

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