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Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau
Number of words: 1685 - Number of pages: 7

.... the condition men were in before political government came into existence, and what society would be if there was no government. Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau created a revolutionary idea of the state of nature. They did not believe government should be organized through the Church, therefore abandoning the idea of the divine right theory, where power of the King came directly from G-d. Starting from a clean slate, with no organized church, they needed a construct on what to build society on. The foundation of society began with the original state of nature. Hobb .....


Winnie Mandela: Trial And Error
Number of words: 706 - Number of pages: 3

.... the happy life your father did not have" (Sophocles 79). He also displays this abuse of power when he accuses Creon of conspiring against him. "Iíve caught him in a plot, against my person" (Sophocles 36). His arrogance caused the people of his land to lose respect for their king. Mandela also had this raise to power and arrogance when she allegedly ordered the murder of young boys believed to be spies. "(I) was ordered to sing loudly to drown out the screams of boys being beaten for allegedly leaking information" (Maclean 55). Her followers and the people .....


Henry Adams
Number of words: 420 - Number of pages: 2

.... all over her” (Adams, 384). However, during this time of the technology revolution, women were beginning to be viewed differently, especially in Europe. Women were viewed as beautiful and mortal beings. People such as Rodin were representing women in paintings and sculptures sexually. Sex was becoming something more than just a means of reproduction. Suddenly Adams was far, far away from his Puritan custom-bound life. People were no longer motivated by religion, being saved by God, and going to heaven; science, technology, money, and power had t .....


Sophocles
Number of words: 811 - Number of pages: 3

.... with nothing less than a second place. , noted as being a talented actor, performed in many of his own plays. In one of his plays called, "The Woman Washing Clothes," he performed a juggling act that was talked about all over town for many years because the audience was so fascinated. But before you knew it was to take another route and end his acting career to venture elsewhere. For many years served as a dictated priest in the service of two heroes named Alcon and Asclepius, who was the god of medicine. Not only did he do this but he also served on the .....


James Joyce
Number of words: 1091 - Number of pages: 4

.... went to live in exile in Europe unable to tolerate the narrow-mindedness of his native country. Ironically, Ireland and Irish people become the subject of his short stories and novels. The two central preoccupations of his work are a sense of betrayal. Ireland, dominated both political and economically by Britain and religiously by the Catholic Church caused Joyce to regard them as "the two imperialisms" (Attridge P. 34). Roman Catholicism is an integral aspect of the novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. In 1917, the English novelist H.G. Wells .....


Malcolm X 2
Number of words: 1418 - Number of pages: 6

.... to leave town. After this they broke every window in the Little's home and left. When Mr. Little came home and heard what happened, he decided to move as soon a Malcolm was born to Lansing, Michigan. Here was where Malcolm's father died at the hand of the Black Legion (X 4-! 13). After Malcolm's father's death, his mother who had to take care of eight children and endure threats from the KKK, suffered a nervous breakdown. As a result, Malcolm and his siblings were taken by the welfare department. Malcolm was later enrolled in a reform school and did very well g .....


George Washington: Summoned By A Country; One Man Stood Strong
Number of words: 2849 - Number of pages: 11

.... a major of a vast military region (Callahan 6). In October of 1753, Washington was chosen for his first mission because of his frontiersmanship, hard work, and responsibility. This mission was to travel through rough terrain in inclimate weather to the Ohio Valley, to warn the French to stay off the British land. The French refused and the war began (Meltzer 34-40). Necessity, a small fort built by Washington's forces 40 miles from the French Territory was the sight where the first bloodshed of the French and Indian War occurred. This battle belonged to Wa .....


The Life Of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Number of words: 719 - Number of pages: 3

.... on crowded buses. In late 1955 Rosa Parks, a leading member of the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), was jailed for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger. King soon was selected as president of the Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA), the organization that directed a bus boycott prompted by Parks's jailing. The Montgomery bus boycott lasted for more than a year. Incidents of violence against black protesters, including the bombing of King's home, focused media attention on the .....



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