Essays on Belief

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Analysis of Racism in ‘heart of Darkness’

Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness has been studied for years, and is considered a stupendous piece of literature, that should continue to be read and analyzed. In Chinua Achebe’s criticism titled, “An Image in Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness” he argues Conrad’s novella should no longer be taught because of it’s racist atmosphere, […]

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Human Nature and Inequality: “the Handmaid’s Tale”

Inequality is an occurring problem and Margaret Atwood is describing what she feels our country will turn into. Every time there is a step forward for equality to take two steps back. In Gilead, women’s obligation is obedience after transitioning from a time of extreme liberalism to radical religion. Women being cut off from their […]

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“A Good Man is Hard to Find” (analysis)

The story begins in Atlanta and the family travels few hours south to the Town of Toomsboro. The second half of the story and the most important scenes take place in a ditch in the middle of nowhere. Throughout the story, the narrator seems to bring out the worst in each character. She points the […]

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What are you Grateful for

My coonhound Oliver is a good dog. When we went camping last month, he found himself a small, dirty rag to sleep on. He scratched at it from every direction, spinning round and round until the bed was just right, and then plopped down with a satisfied groan. This was not a groan of discontent, […]

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What does it Take to be a Hero?

Hero a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. In many stories, there is a hero. Someone who swoops in to save the day at the last minute; someone who everyone looks up to. At the very beginning of this course, the class as a whole made a list […]

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Do i Live an Examined or Unexamined Life?

Since at a young age, I asked questions about things that I was curious about or unsure of as any kid does. The answers I received were mostly from the people I was surrounded by, whether they were opinionated or not. Due to the fact I was a child, I shaped my beliefs around those […]

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Two Important Ideas of the Age: Confucianism and Legalism

During the Classical Era, many ideas revealed how societies beliefs differed regarding important issues that confront humanity in this world. Two specific contrasting ideas that were both significant throughout Eurasia were Confucianism and Legalism. Both of these ideas reflect opposing beliefs about human nature and how the societies should run. Philosopher, Marcus Tullius Cicero, demonstrated […]

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The Bible’s Condemnation of Abortion and Homosexuality

It is simply impossible for people to be moral without religion or God. —Laura Schlessinger (quoted in Zuckerman, 2008) Religion in the Caribbean is as unique as its people. Like its culture, religion within the Caribbean region has been profoundly influenced by its colonization by European countries. This influence or infiltration was not only concentrated […]

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Globalization and its Impact

Many observers recognize that globalization is a multidimensional process, taking place concurrently within the domains of the economy, politics, the environment, the institutionalization of technologies, and culture. Therefore, it might appear a comparatively straightforward task to explain globalization as a discrete section of social life. Nevertheless, this relatively simple set of distinctions turns out to […]

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Human Nature in “waiting for Godot”

In Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett questions the nature of human existence on earth. The argument can be made that Beckett is examining the role of religious belief in society, and how it affects the human condition. Since humans will never know the true state of existence of a god or a higher power, life, […]

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Antigone: Opposing Rights

William Wilberforce, an English politician during the late 1700’s, strongly believed his morals should be incorporated into the law. People were being ripped from their homes in West Africa and forced into slavery. But, there was no law preventing these inhumane acts. The law at the time reflected the popular opinion that slavery was beneficial […]

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