Rubber Soul Essays

  • Humorous Wedding Speech: Who Am I?

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    I thank everyone for giving me this opportunity to receive this award. But before I get really into thanking everyone I would like to say a few words first about who I truly am and how I came to the spot I am in now. Is personal branding a term that has once come up in your life? Personal branding is a term that has been starting to pop more and more in my life. In personal branding, your brand is represented by your traits. I have traits that I would want to talk about and one of the five traits

  • The Drought Poem Analysis

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    Gary Soto, an American-Mexican Poet born in 1952, published an array of pieces that recount the realities of his upbringing. Growing up in San Joaquin Valley, ensured his involvement in the fields. Living in a drought prone region, droughts were inevitable, and the community remained vulnerable to hardships that came along with the drought. These hardships experienced were transformed into a visible theme found throughout this poem. Weather conditions can make people vulnerable to the effects experienced

  • Substance Abuse In Shelley Noble's Forever Beach

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    After the court grants Carmen unsupervised visits with Leila, Leila returns home with bruises on her arms and has a very strong odor on her clothes. In Forever Beach by Shelley Noble, Carmen had her parental rights terminated after repetitive drug abuse charges. She claims to feel compunction for her actions but once she gets periodic time with Leila, it all goes back to the same actions with drugs. It was getting so bad that Leila would be coming home with bruises on her arms because Carmen did

  • Stylistic Analysis Of Imita Cabral De Meo Neto

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    "Imitação da água" was published on João Cabral de Melo Neto's last book, Quaderna (in 1960). The poem was chosen because João Cabral is very careful with his words, using many stylistic techniques to make his verses as expressive as possible. The analysis will contain general aspects that can be found even in Brazilian poems. It has 8 stanzas of 4 verses, and it's already possible to note Cabral's obsession with the number four, that appears frequently, not only in the number of verses, but also

  • My Grandmother: A Short Story

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    I am finding it difficult to accurately document the life of my grandmother mainly because I haven’t been opportune to meeting her. However, I do have an idea of the person she was based on what my mom and my uncles have told me. Hearing about her fascinates me, and leaves me in craving to want to meet her and too just simply converse with her about my silly topics. I am constantly bombarded with images in my heard about what the relationship could’ve been like, between my grandmother and I. I see

  • Critical Analysis Of Walt Whitman's Song To Myself

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    In Walt Whitman's poem Song to Myself, he stresses the importance of people, but more specifically himself. This of one of egocentric poems in human history as he begins with "I celebrate myself" (1:1). In some form or another, Whitman elaborates on Me, Myself, and I in all fifty-two sections of the poem. He mentions that "Welcome is every organ and attribute of me, and of any man hearty and clean, / Not an inch is vile, and none shall be less familiar/ than the rest" (5:20-23). But as he is enjoying

  • Fire On The Mountain Short Story

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    Tragedies of Women Characters Anita Desai’s, Fire on the Mountain, is a tragic novel which mainly deals with being lonely and isolated away from the busy world. It shows the sufferings of people in silence and isolation. This essay will discuss the tragedy of the three women in Anita Desai’s Fire on the Mountain. The essay will unfold in three parts. The first part will discuss Nanda Kaul’s, second part will discuss Ila Das’s and the third part will discuss Raka’s tragedies in this novel. In Anita

  • Definition Essay On A Good Life

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    Have you ever dreamed to live well? Or Did you know someone who has lived a good life? If so, how can you define a good life? According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, the good life can be defined as “a life marked by a high standard of Living. The good life can be defined as a way that someone plans to live virtuously by having a great education, enough money, and helping others. In other words, the good life means to me when life looks like a blessing than a burden. This essay aims to provide

  • Hamlet Role Play Analysis

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    marry him for political reasons. However, in in act 5, scene 4, Gertrude finally admits that she has wronged her son and her first husband, and in her conversation with Hamlet, she says, “O Hamlet, speak no more. Thou turn’st my very eyes into my soul. And there I see such black and grained spots as will leave there their tinct (3.4.87-90).” This indicates that Gertrude does feel guilt for her actions, and all along has been playing a role.

  • Thomas Aquinas Analysis

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    Thomas Aquinas: An innate desire to inquire the source Thomas Aquinas argues that Plato's understanding leads us to a conclusion that all human beings have an innate desire to the divine and a strong desire to satisfy the human physical wants, which includes the desire to satisfy our curiosity. That the struggle between the physical and the metaphysical world, maintains this tension in human life such that human can never find true rest on this earth till they die and go back to their creator. This

  • Plato's Critique Of Ovid Analysis

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    reason and attention to the soul in his depiction of Eros. In Ovid’s writings, The Metamorphoses and The Amores, he focuses more on the body and the madness of love and Plato in The Symposium, focuses on the soul and reason in love. Plato’s overall critique is that of the popular love that Ovid depicts in his writings. The first critique that Plato makes of the love that Ovid describes is that it focuses almost exclusively on the love of the body rather than the love of the soul as is described in Plato

  • Analysis Of Sartre's Being And Nothingness

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    Sartre’s Being and Nothingness: an essay on phenomenological ontology is a study of the consciousness of being. Ontology refers to the study of being, and phenomenological means of or relating to perceptual consciousness. In this essay, I would be giving a distinction between being-in-itself (en-soi, unconscious being) and the being-for-itself (pour-soi, conscious being). I would then cite an example from Sartre on an individual practicing bad faith in order to deny their freedom and responsibility

  • The Loss Of The Creature By Walker Percy

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    “The Loss of the Creature” is an essay written by Walker Percy that was first published in 1954. Percy makes an argument about how humans lost “sovereignty”. Sovereignty is defined as supreme power or authority .In his essay, Percy uses the word “sovereignty” as being able to experience things without anyone’s influence or opinion. In other words, he implies that people are unable to make their own decisions because their decisions are based on their expectations rather than what they actually experience

  • Socrates And Plato's Moral Ethics

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    For many years great philosophers such as Socrates and Plato have defined and given great understanding into life and its moral ethics. Socrates was born in Athens in 469 BC. He was known to be one of the wisest men on earth. Socrates is credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy. Many individuals often as the question in their mind, “Who is the real Socrates?” Socrates never wrote philosophical text, his knowledge and philosophies were expresses based on the writings of his students such

  • Analysis Of The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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    own way; The conscious mind holds its walls up towards reality and rational occurances, while behind that layer is the unconscious mind that pushes the boundaries of our reality --perhaps even supernatural beings -- and both of these are tied to the soul: the purity and core existence for homosapians. Thus, this idea gets expanded on--even crosses the line--during the short story “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe. During the story, the narrator goes to visit his ill friend Roderick

  • Do Not Go Gentle Poem Summary

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    I researched the background information about the poems mentioned in the book, the author’s inspirational reason to write this book, historical references, and real life connection to this Society for this week’s reading. Information I found from the research or things that I connected to the novel: POEM: In the book, Ky gives Cassia a poem written by Dylan Thomas for her birthday. Dylan Thomas is also the author who wrote the poem, “Do Not Go Gentle Poem”. “Do Not Go Gentle Poem” Is the poem that

  • Descartes Mind Body Problem Analysis

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    Mediations on First Philosophy, in which he develops the famous theory that started the conversation of the mind and body; Cartesian Dualism (also known as mind-body dualism). In summary, Cartesian Dualism argues that the physical body and immaterial soul are two distinct things that happen to interact with one another. The reason that Cartesian Dualism is important is that it has set a foundation for which philosophers can work from in regards to expanding on the mind-body problem. Thus, there are

  • Summary: A Critique Of Milton's Paradise Lost

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    A Whole New World (A Critique of Milton’s Theology) Milton’s Paradise Lost is one of the most important pieces of literature because of its literary quality and its controversial relationship to theology. He is rather controversial with his portrayal of biblical figures. By rejecting the Trinity and depicting God and the Son as two separate beings, Milton creates a new theology. Through his use of this theology, Milton shows the Son’s rise to glory through action and character, a concept that gives

  • Comparing Socrates 'Soul And The Philosopher'

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    Beaujorne Sirad A. Ramirez PHILO 201 The Soul and The Philosopher (Parts 1 and 2) Phaedo is also known as “On the Soul” by many Ancient commentators and readers. In this work, Socrates was having his last words before his impending death. In the opening of the dialogue, Echecrates asks Phaedo what transpired when Socrates drank the hemlock. Echecrates became curious with the last words of Socrates that he asked Phaedo to narrate what happened. With this request at hand given by Echecrates, Phaedo

  • On The Soul In Aristotle's On The Soul

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    Aristotle 's “On the Soul” discusses the soul, although his definition goes a little further then the literal Greek translation “breath”. The soul, in Aristotatlian thought, is the actualization of life, the primary principle by which one lives, moves and acts, It distinguishes a living body from an an inanimate body. All living things have souls, although there are different types. For example, a tree has a vegetative soul, which can take in nutrients and self-propogate, and is intrinsically tied