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Literature

In Stealing Buddha’s Dinner Nguyen describes the most typical of all American experiences growing up in the Midwest. She describes cold and snowy days and belting out Air Supply. Her context is however very unique, as it is mixed with Vietnamese and Mexican influences that are somehow both exotic and...

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Abstract The question of what would happen if people lived without any state of authority over them has been debated for centuries. Since Hobbes and his Leviathan, the philosophers have tried to find explanations to the law of nature and it influences and organizes people. Locke included the notion of...

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Shooting an Elephant: Introductory Critique George Orwell’s 1936 essay titled ‘Shooting an Elephant’, basically highlights the nature and influence of imperialism on the colonizers as well as colonized especially when the worth of the subjugated is measured against an elephant’s. This is indicated in relation to economic computations made between...

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The Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) is the first responder’s version of the Bible when it comes to any type of hazardous materials! It provides first responders with all of the basic information necessary to stay safe on a hazardous materials scene, how to begin to mitigate the scene, and all...

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A-In Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal, Ava Chin does a fine job of tackling the subject of food, healthy eating and well-being by dividing the book up into the four seasons- fall, spring, summer and winter. Chin’s thematic arrangement is particularly effective because it highlights...

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Henry Charles Bukowski was born on August 16, 1920 in Andernach, Germany but later immigrated to America. Bukowski was a famous poet, novelist, and also short story essayist. In this paper we will look at his works and how they were related. Bukowski’s writings were influenced by his life in...

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In his influential text The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell proposes the modern mythos of the hero’s journey, an archetypal structure that Campbell finds to be common to many literary narratives, dating back to the classics of western civilization and ancient oral traditions. Essentially, Campbell finds certain defining...

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The story of Oedipus Tyrannus, otherwise known as Oedipus the King or Oedipus Rex, is an Athenian tragedy written by Sophocles; it tells the story of Oedipus, the king of Thebes who is plagued by a self-fulfilled prophecy in which he kills his father Laius and marries his own mother,...

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The characters of Satan in Paradise Lost by John Milton and of Othello in Othello by William Shakespeare are prominent examples of heroes. Interestingly, they represent considerably different views on heroism. Comparing Satan and Othello as heroes can help to understand how the concept of the hero transforms over time...

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