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The Emperor Jones

- The Emperor Jones In Eugene O'Neil's play, The Emperor Jones, he presents a crucial lesson to mankind: one should not pretend to be someone who he is not. Multiple repercussions may occur to someone who denies their background and race. For example, in The Emperor Jones, the character, Brutus Jones, dissembles as a free white man (Jones was really black and was supposed to be in slavery during that time). Because of Jones' denial, he encounters numerous illusions in the forest of his black heritage, which haunt him until he is finally killed by his natives, under the accusation of an insurgence against his people....   [tags: Emperor Jones Essays]

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O’Neill’s The Emperor Jones

- O’Neill’s The Emperor Jones In Eugene O’Neill’s The Emperor Jones, Emperor Brutus Jones is an African American male who has risen, “from stowaway to Emperor (of Haiti) in two years” (343). Jones looks down upon his subjects, viewing them as nothing but animals, even though they are African just like himself. As payback, Jones himself goes through a transformation which dehumanizes him and gives him very primal, animal related characteristics. Through this juxtaposition, O’Neill makes his play a critique of the dehumanizing effects people in power have had over the black race....   [tags: O’Neill Emperor Jones Race Black Essays]

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Eugene O'Neill's Emperor Jones

- This essay will discuss some of the major archetypes employed by Eugene O’Neill in Emperor Jones and how each of these archetypes plays a role in foreshadowing Jones’ multi-layered downfall. By creating the myth of the silver bullet, Jones essentially becomes the embodiment of the trickster archetype in the play. The planter or slave overseer archetype takes different forms in the play, whether it is Smithers at the beginning, the slave auctioneer or even the prison guard, they all represent white domination over blacks....   [tags: literary analysis]

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The Future of the Chrysanthemum Throne

- The Japanese Imperial family traces their lineage back to 660 B.C. Present ruler, Emperor Akihito claims the throne as the 125th emperor to sit on the Chrysanthemum Throne (Forty). Over the centuries, the monarchy has endured various periods of tribulation and doubt, including facing its uncertain future at the conclusion of WWII. The 21st century has brought a new problem. The family finds itself in increasingly short supply of male heirs to continue the lineage that has lasted centuries. The succession problems facing the Imperial family are daunting, but not without solutions....   [tags: japanese, emperor, imperial family]

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The French Revolution and Napoleon Bonaparte

- ... His various military exploits have been widely regarded as great feats and his military prowess was definitely an important factor is his ascension to power. Napoleon has been said to be a great tactician and strategist in war which was essentially why he was able to progress through the ranks of military also while becoming a national hero. In 1793, the then young Napoleon became a national hero by leading the recapture of the French port of Toulon from the British which drew the attention of the upper echelons....   [tags: french miltary leader, power, emperor]

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The Outcast By Sadie Jones, A Critical Analysis

- THE OUTCAST Sadie Jones He put his hand onto the cold glass pane. He felt far away from himself. He imagined putting his fist through it and the jagged hole in the pane and the points of the glass still attached to the wood. He imagined dragging his wrist and his arm against them so they would cut into him. He didn’t think he would feel it. He pictured putting his face through the glass and wondered if he would feel all the pieces cut him. He closed his eyes to stop imagining it, but it was the same, picturing the glass going into him, needing to do it....   [tags: Sadie Jones]

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Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

- Charles Hapsburg, who later became Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, was born in the Flemish city of Ghent on February 24, 1500 (3) to Phillip the Handsome and Joanna the Mad (2). He had four sisters: Eleanor, Isabel, Mary, and Katherine. Ferdinand I was his only brother (7). His maternal grandparents were the very famous Isabel of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon who funded Columbus’s expeditions (6). His paternal grandfather was Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (7). Charles V was raised in the Netherlands without his parents (3)....   [tags: Biography, Roman Emperor]

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Emperor Qin Shi Huang Di’s Mausoleum

- Qin Shi Haung Di was the first emperor of the Qin Empire in China during the 3rd century BCE. Born in 261 BCE, Haung inherited the throne from his father at the early age of 13 and showcased his ambitious spirit by unifying China and creating his empire (Swart 1984). While he is known mostly for building the Great Wall of China, he also left quite a legacy when it comes to his elaborate burial grounds. In 246 BCE, thirty-six years before his death in 210 BCE, Emperor Qin started planning the construction of his extravagant final resting place (Swart 1984)....   [tags: china, emperor mausoleum]

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The Entombed Warriors By Emperor Qin Shihuangdi

- The entombed warriors, created to guard the entrance of the first Chinese emperor Qin Shihuangdi, reflect the importance the ruler placed upon securing his existence in the afterlife. In life he had been an all-powerful figure in Chinese society and in death he expected protection for eternity. Introduction: The rule of Emperor Qin Shihuangdi from 246BC was a revolutionary dynasty for China. With its unification Shihuangdi’s rule, China established many innovative system such as a new currency and governmental system....   [tags: Qin Shi Huang, China, Emperor of China]

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What Impact does Jasper Jones have on the Reader?

- Jasper Jones is a coming of age novel that the author Craig Silvey has set in 1965, in the small town of Corrigan; thick with secrecy and mistrust. Charlie Bucktin, an innocent boy at the young age of thirteen, has been forced to mature and grow up over a life changing, challenging summer. With a little help from Jasper Jones, Charlie discovers new knowledge about the society and the seemingly perfect town that he is living in, as well as the people that are closest to him. The most important ideas and issues that Craig Silvey portrays in Jasper Jones are: coming of age and identity, injustice and racism....   [tags: jasper jones, craig silvey, racism]

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Marriage Issues in Tom Jones

- Marriage Issues in Tom Jones        Throughout Tom Jones by Henry Fielding, there are many examples of marriage. There is Squire Western's marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Fitzpatrick's marriage, the mentions of Allworthy's wife, the marriage of Nightengale and Nancy, and the marriage of Nightengale's cousin and the clergyman, and finally the marriage of Tom and Sophia. Some of these marriages end with a happy ending and some do not and we, the reader, are supposed to look at these marriages and see why they went wrong or why they are good....   [tags: Tom Jones Essays]

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The Known World by Edward Jones

- A new outlook on pre-Civil War slavery is portrayed in Edward Jones' novel "The Known World". Unlike many well-known novels that cover slavery, Jones chose to focus on the thoughts and emotions of both the slaves and slave-owners and how they interact with each other. Set in a wealthy Virginia county, the practice of owning slaves is common to the white man and the black man as well. The main focus of the story is Henry Townsend, a black former slave that was bought out of slavery by his father, who was also a former slave....   [tags: Edward Jones Known World Book Review]

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Henry Fielding’s "Tom Jones": Homeric Epithets and Personifications with a Satirical Twist

- Henry Fielding felt great concern towards the embellished stylization of epic novels, and in order to relay his critiques of this popularized genre, he constructed an epic parody to reveal the turgid grandiose nature of such works through a sarcastic spoof. Commenced with his mordant invocation of a muse, Henry Fielding’s epic parody, Tom Jones emphasizes droll concern with the classical epic style by christening Homeric epithets and personifications with a satirical twist. Henry Fielding dives into the Homeric form with extensive invocations and catalogues to the Muse....   [tags: Henry Fielding, parody, Tom Jones, plays, ]

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Bertolt Brecht, LeRoi Jones and Antonin Artaud

- Bertolt Brecht, LeRoi Jones and Antonin Artaud In LeRoi Jones's play, "Dutchman," elements of realism, naturalism and non-realism abound. The play features characters such as Clay, a twenty-year-old Negro, Lula, a thirty-year-old white woman, both white and black passengers on a subway coach, a young Negro and a conductor. All of these characters take a ride that, for each, ends with different destinations and leaves the audience to sort through the details and find conclusions themselves. In this play, Jones uses realistic, naturalistic and non-realistic elements to convey social issues such as racism in the author's own disillusioned style....   [tags: LeRoi Jones Dutchman]

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Edith Newbold Jones Wharton

- Edith Newbold Jones Wharton The Novelist’s Life All literary critics and sources that give accounts of Edith Newbold Jones Wharton’s life seem to agree on the basic facts. Wharton was born in 1862 into a wealthy family and raised during America’s Guilded Age. “ She was born into the lavish world of inherited wealth, one which she benefited from greatly. This life of luxury provided Wharton with a rich source of material which she used to challenge the attitudes of America’s Guilded Age in her novels” (“World,”p.1)....   [tags: Edith Newbold Jones Wharton Novelists Essays]

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Mother Mary Jones

- Mother Mary Jones: Hell-raiser Extraordinaire The Mother Jones Magazine website suggests that perhaps Mother Jones’ “greatest achievement may have been creating the persona of Mother Jones” (Gorn). The image and character of Mary Harris Jones greatly influenced the early labor movement. “Mother” Jones as she became called, presented herself as a stately, older woman wearing only black dresses in public and perhaps even “exaggerated” her date of birth and age to appear older than she was (Gorn)....   [tags: Mary Jones Essays Humanitarianism Unions]

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The Anxiety of Self-Presentation in Bridget Jones's Diary

- The Anxiety of Self-Presentation in Bridget Jones's Diary "The book is about the anxiety of self-presentation; Bridget is both Everywoman and an implicitly ironic observer of Everywoman." (New Yorker) Helen Fielding writes about the anxiety of self-presentation in Bridget Jones's Diary. The New Yorker accurately identifies this central theme. Moreover, it correctly asserts that Bridget's search for meaning and order in her life exemplifies Everywoman. However, the New Yorker credits her with a far more heightened self-awareness than she possesses....   [tags: Bridget Jones's Diary Essays]

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Gender Relationships in the Film Love Jones

- Gender Relationships in the Film Love Jones Using the movie Love Jones I will talk about the characteristics of male/male and female/female relationship as they are portrayed in the film. Then I will talk about how different the female/male relationship is and focus primarily on their communication styles. There is some harsh vocabulary included in my essay but only in quotations that I have taken from the movie itself to communicate what was going on in the scenes I have chose to talk about. Female/female relationship Josie and Nina Nina is one of the main characters in this movie and Josie is her best friend....   [tags: Papers Movie Film Love Jones Essays]

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A Double Standard for Men and Women in Tom Jones

- For this project, I will be summarizing three different articles that pertain to the argument that there is an apparent double standard for what is acceptable behavior in men versus women in Tom Jones. In addition to summarizing these articles, I will also be adding my own views and comments throughout this paper. The first article is by April London, entitled Controlling the Text: Women in Tom Jones. London begins by stating that Fielding uses a metaphor between property and women throughout the text in Tom Jones....   [tags: Tom Jones Henry Fielding Essays]

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Bridget Jones Diary

- 135 lbs., alcohol units 0 (v.g.), cigarettes 0 (would be difficult because I don't smoke), calories 2250 (must do better tomorrow!). These are the inner thoughts of some women on a daily basis and in Bridget Jones's Diary; Helen Fielding makes single women feel like they are not alone. Through incidents of self doubt, heartache, and the anxiety of being single forever, Fielding allows readers who have faced or are facing the same situations to take a break, sit back and have a laugh at Bridget's expense....   [tags: Movie Film Book Analysis Bridget Jones Diary]

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A Letter to an Emperor

- A letter to an Emperor This source of document basically shows how the Americans came to Japan and practiced “Gun-boat diplomacy” on Japan in order to open up its country and abandon its closed-door policy. The writer wrote that America back at the homeland was clouded by “the horrors of the Civil War” and many other domestic problems like buying over Native American lands in the north and dealing with Western nations like the British to remove them out of America’s lands. The term “manifest destiny” in the 1840s, based on America’s perspective, refers to America’s aspiration in assisting countries in other parts of the world to realize their full potential of becoming a modern and self-go...   [tags: World History]

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Mughal Emperor Akbar

- Mughal Emperor Akbar Topic: What were the contribution of the Mughal emperor Akbar to the creation of an Indian national Identity. What were the greatest obstacles to his achievement in this. The greatest of the Mughal’s emperors, Akbar, attempted the creation of a national identity for India by his numerous reforms, literal and cultural development, and policies of integration and organization. His reforms included a liberal policy toward the non-Muslims, religious innovations, the land revenue system and the famous Mansabdari system....   [tags: Emperors Akbar India Essays]

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The History of the First Emperor of China

- On March 29, 1974, a couple of workers were digging a water well on the east side of Mount Li outside of the city of Xi’an. The workers uncovered a single terracotta figure and called the government authorities who investigated the matter. Soon, government archeologists were sent to the site. The unearthed great clay army that has baffled modern day craftsmen, intrigued archeologists, and amazed the general public. Before this discovery, no one knew about the First Emperor of China. Forty years later, we know a good deal about his legacy....   [tags: great wall, china, babarians, ying zhen]

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Nero : The King Of The Emperor

- Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, more commonly known as Nero, ruled all of Rome from 54 A.D. to 68 A.D. Born in 37 A.D., Nero was born the nephew of the emperor, this changed when his father died and his mother married the emperor, Claudius, himself. Claudius adopted Nero and made him his successor, giving Nero the right to rule after the emperor’s death. Nero ruled for fourteen years, much to the people of Rome’s displeasure. Eventually, Rome rebelled against Nero and he committed suicide, ending the “Julio-Claudian” dynasty....   [tags: Nero, Claudius, Agrippina the Younger, Augustus]

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Nero : The Emperor Of Rome

- Nero, born Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, was the son of Cnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus and Agrippina the Younger. Both his father and his mother were of royal descent, having blood ties with previous rulers and emperors. Nero’s childhood was not a normal one. By the age of two, Nero’s mother had been exiled to the Pontine Islands, charged of adultery. The year following, his father, Domitius, died of edema, and Nero’s inheritance was seized by his uncle Caligula, the emperor at the time. Nero was not left parentless or powerless for long....   [tags: Nero, Claudius, Agrippina the Younger]

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The Rise and Reign of Emperor Augustus

- On the 23rd of September 63BC a baby boy was born. Little did his family know that this amazing child was going to be one of the greatest politicians in Rome, he was also going to touch the lives of many Roman Citizens and to be remembered by thousands of people many years after his death. He was to rule an empire that stretched from Spain to Judea. Turn the Mediterranean Sea into a peaceful Roman Lake and was eventually to be worshipped as a god. The future Emperor of Rome was called Gaius Julius Octavious, whom we all know now as Augustus....   [tags: Roman History ]

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An Emissary Of The Byzantine Emperor Alexius

- In 1095 an emissary of the Byzantine Emperor Alexius I delivered a plea for help to Pope Urban II. In this plea Emperor Alexius I asked for a small contingent of elite knights to help take Jerusalem back from the Seljuk Turks. At the Council of Clermont Pope Urban II, seeing an opportunity for increased papal power and leadership over the Christian people, instead began calling for the bravest of knights and descendants of unconquered ancestors to liberate the Holy Land of the Islamic Infidels. He promised remission of sins: "All who die by the way, whether by land or by sea, or in battle against the pagans, shall have immediate remission of sins....   [tags: First Crusade, Crusades, Byzantine Empire]

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The Qin Emperor : Foundation Of The State

- ... They were told to follow orders even if that meant killing themselves; it was better to kill yourself than be killed. To “avenge my wrongs in the Beyond” is basically saying that even after I die I will encounter more suffering in order to make the wrongs right. The suffering will never stop, even after you die. Pg 654 What Mao thought about intellectuals was thrust upon him, taught to him. He had never had a conversation with a lease t or tried to understand them but when he did he saw that they were not “dirty.” This allowed him to see that the peasant were more than all the rich people made them out to be....   [tags: China, Song Dynasty, Tang Dynasty, Han Dynasty]

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The Roman Emperor Of The Christian People

- ... He initiated an ambitious plan to send officials to lost territories of the Roman Empire to reconquer them. For most of the 5th century Ravenna was under control of the Osthrogoths under an Arian Christian named Theodoric who held the formerly Roman city of Ravenna. Justinian sent his General, Belisarius, to Italy to both reconquer the land and reestablish the reach (and power) of the Byzantine church. In reestablishing the boundaries of the empire, Justinian needed to cement his power as the new leader of the Christian Orthodoxy somehow....   [tags: Byzantine Empire, Roman Empire, Christianity]

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The Life of Emperor Nero

- Emperor Nero, infamously known as one of the most malevolent, oppressive, and tyrannical leader throughout history, was the last ruler of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty. He was born outside Rome in Antium and his mother married his great uncle, Emperor Claudius, in order for her son to be the next Emperor of Rome. It wasn’t apparent that her son was to become one of the most feared and cruel leaders in Roman history from 54 CE to 68 CE. By examining his achievements and failures as an emperor, his influences and changes over the entire economic, political and social spectrum are revealed....   [tags: Ancient Rome]

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Greek Mythology and a Roman Emperor

- How fascinating arts. Greek and Roman art history are significant mystery of each person exploring the distinctive of their culture and belief system. The piece of “head of Poseidon” from MFAH (Museum of Fine Art Houston) itself is an Olympian god of the sea known as (Greek mythology) that Greek believed in the power of gods and goddesses as part of the role and purpose of it created. The “Constantine the Great” also called Flavius Valerius Constantinus Augustus is the first Roman emperor led domination throughout the history, and he was a great Christian leader of the time....   [tags: Constantine, Christianity]

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The Roman Emperor Julian The Apostate

- When in Seminary I did a research paper on the Roman Emperor Julian. He became known as “Julian the Apostate.” Although he had been reared Christian, and was assumed to be Christian, when he became Emperor he attempted to re-introduce “paganism,” or better put, the Traditional religion with its temples, sacrifices, priests, and priestesses. I reasoned in the paper that it was easy for Christians to revert to paganism because I was not sure how deep the Christian faith had taken root. I also reasoned that if Julian had not been defeated in battle by the Sassanians, the Roman Empire could have possibly reverted to paganism, and modern Europe might have a religious face of modern India with it...   [tags: Roman Empire, Christianity, Constantine I]

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Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor

- The Last Emperor of China Released in 1987 by Columbia Pictures debut, The Last Emperor of China is a representation of Puyi’s life as the last Manchurian emperor. The audience experiences the life of Puyi through a series of flashbacks that shows Puyi internal struggle through his desire to restore the Manchurian Empire and his new life as a peasant worker of the People’s Republic of China. The film was directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and produced by Jeremy Thomas with the intention of reenacting the story of Henry Aisin-Giroro Pu Yi....   [tags: historical analysis, cinematography, accuracy]

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Augustus: First Emperor of Rome

- Augustus: First Emperor of Rome “I found Rome built of bricks; I leave her clothed in marble.” - Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (cliojournal.wikispaces.com) Augustus, born Gaius Octavius, also known Augustus Caesar or Octavian, or by his adopted name Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, is one the Rome’s most iconic emperors. Born on September 23 in the year 63 B.C., and the great-nephew of Julius Caesar, Augustus ascended to the throne after Caesar’s assassination, he was only nineteen years old. To secure his rule of Rome, Augustus formed an alliance with the successful and ambitious general Marc Anthony and Lepidus and with them created the Second Triumvirate to hunt down and defeat Brutus and Ca...   [tags: empire, military disasters]

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The First Emperor of China

- Zhao Zheng was born in 259 BC, even at a young age he was very aggressive and ambitious. At the age of thirteen Zhao Zheng succeeded his father to rule China. He assumed full power over China by the age of twenty-two and ruled during the Warring States period. He wanted to unify all of the states by the political, economic, and military strength of Qin State. This ambition is what built the first centralized empire in Chinese history, the Qin Dynasty (221 BC – 206 BC). Zhao Zheng was the first ruler of a united China, so he proclaimed himself Qin Shi Haung, which means the first emperor of China....   [tags: Zhao Zheng, terracota soldiers, Qin Dynasty]

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The Worst Roman Emperor: Caligula

- In the Ancient Roman times which was a very chaotic time period, with many different power struggles that led to some of the best and worst people ruling the Roman Empire Over the ages different emperors made their way to the throne, whether they killed to get there or inherited it from their parents, they all left distinct marks although some left bigger marks than others. The three considered the worst emperors, are Nero, Caligula, and Commodus (Champlin, E, 2003). Out of the three worst Roman emperors, the worst was Caligula because of the hideous crimes he committed compared the Commodus and Nero Although these emperors committed crimes and acts of kindness, they were considered bad; a b...   [tags: ancient world history]

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The First Emperor Of Rome

- The First Emperor of Rome Octavian was a man larger than life. He was a multifaceted man destined to lead from an early age. The most difficult part about studying this man is accepting that he can 't be fully understood. He was complex, and it is often tricky to discern the exact motivations behind his actions. His leadership style was clever and fresh and was integral in the reshaping of Rome to his liking. This method of leadership was unquestionably intertwined with who he was as a person....   [tags: Augustus, Roman Empire, Julius Caesar]

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Emperor Haile Selassie and Ethiopia

- The country Ethiopia is well known for its Emperor Haile Selassie. Haile Selassie’s real name is Lij Tafari Makonnen and he was born 1892 and died 1975 (novelguide.com). He comes from one of the earliest lineage of royal families; King Solomon. He is the last of his bloodline to have power in Ethiopia. He was given power between 1930-1974. There was a war for Ethiopia by the Italians called the Battle of Adwa. The Italians wanted to gain land in Africa because the French and European were all trying to acquire land in Africa....   [tags: Third World Country]

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The Roman Emperor Tiberius

- In the early first century AD, the Roman Empire was subject to autocratic rule and the old Republic was long dead. Augustus had been ruling for forty years and most of that time he was loved and praised by the Senate and the people of Rome. Throughout his reign, Augustus had the one lingering problem of finding a successor to take over the role of Emperor. He had chosen 3 different heirs in his time of rule; however, they all passed before they had the chance to inherit Augustus’ esteemed power....   [tags: Roman Empire, Biography]

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Emperor Penguins

- Topic: Emperor Penguins Organization: Topically Specific purpose: To teach my audience about an overlooked species. I. Introduction A. Attention Getter Can you imagine living in a state of pure cold. Where the temperature is constantly sub-zero. How about an entire colony living in such conditions. This is the life of an emperor penguin. B. Relevance Everyone loves penguins. And if you don’t I will kindy have to ask you to leave. Just kidding, Everyone has seen movies centered around Penguins, however very few know much about this overlooked species....   [tags: overlooked species, antarctica]

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Analysis Of The Play ' Tom Jones '

- ... The whole story of this play was well drawn out and looked very professional. All of the actors worked very well with each other I thought. This was the first college level play I have attended in my life. It was a lot more different than a high school play. The play was focused on Jones and how he fell in love with Sophia. There was a slight problem with that, and that was that Blifil was destined to marry her because it would make their families richer. Throughout the play Sophia ran away from her dad and ended up in the Upton hotel....   [tags: Theatre, Performance]

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A Fair Evaluation Of Jones Inc.

- To give a fair evaluation of Jones Inc. it is crucial to an investor to know what industry it belongs to and be able to evaluate more competitors. With that being said, Jones looks like an investment that investors might want watch for a year or so. While their financial position is not readily declining, there have been a few situations that may not be currently ideal for an investor. Looking through the main types of ratios, there are a few positives and concerns that need to be noted in the analysis of Jones Inc....   [tags: Financial ratios, Inventory, Balance sheet, Asset]

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The Art of Inigo Jones

- Inigo Jones came from a humble beginning. He is thought to have been born on or around the 15th of July, 1573 in Smithfield, London. While the exact date of his birth is unconfirmed, it is known that he was baptized on July 19th, 1573 in the church of St Bartholomew the Less. Jones was named after his father, a Welsh cloth worker. The origin of their shared first name is a mystery, as it is not Welsh and the family had no direct Spanish ties. Beyond these few facts and conjectures, little is known about Jones’s life until he was in his thirties....   [tags: Biography ]

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Guyana and The Jim Jones Tragedy

- Guyana is one of thirteen countries in South America. Its official language is English, and its mostly filled with Asians and Blacks. Guyana's government is a republic which means the people have a lot of power and they elect their own president. Guyana has a tropical wet climate and stretches of rain forest. When it comes to economic activities the people of Guyana make the most of their surrounding. Fishing boats harvest large quantities of fish and shrimp from the sea. In the lowlands farmers grow sugar cane and rice....   [tags: geography, south america]

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Emperor Haile Selassie

- Known as the conquering lion of the tribe of Judah, King of Kings and Elect of God, Emperor Haile Selassie ruled Ethiopia nearly forty years. Haile Selassie was born as Tafari Makonnen in 1892 from the father of Ras Makonnen the Governor of Harar and from his mother Yeshimebet Ali in Ejersa Goro of the eastern region of Ethiopia. Haile Selassie was known for his effort to modernize his country and his ambition of transferring the monarch system to modern political system. Haile Selassie is also known for his contribution in Ethiopia to gain international political and economic as well as his desire for Africans voice for independence from European colonialism....   [tags: political, monarch, colonialism, economic]

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Exploring the Leadership of Roman Emperor Claudius

- In this essay we are going to discuss whether Claudius was an effective ruler. In order to achieve an answer to this, we will also discuss how he governed his empire and how he went about administrating laws and provinces. To start with, however, it is best to briefly introduce Claudius before he became emperor. This will help us to understnad his situation and how past events effected his ruling. Claudius was the great nephew of Augustus, and so was part of the most important family in rome at the time....   [tags: world history]

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The Movie ' You, John Jones '

- ... By having America in this war, they were able to in a way act as an alliance for all the countries and be able to really end the war that took place. James Cagney was the main star in this film. I had a bit of a hard time trying to find out why James Cagney was chosen for them film. What I did find however, was on the IMDb website about basically all of his trademarks, and everything he was successful for, which was a lot. Cagney had stared in played in several major, and small roles throughout his whole entire career....   [tags: World War II, World War I, United States, 1930s]

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Nerva: The First Good Emperor of Rome

- On the 8 of November, [A.D. 35], I was born into this glorious world (Henderson 169). My noble family raised me in fairest Narnia in Umbria (Birley 30). Although I was born into a Senatorial family, I pursued neither a military career nor a public speaking one (Wend). From as far back as my ancestors can be traced, somehow they have always been involved in the political realm (Birley 30). My dearest great-grandfather, M. Cocceius Nerva, was consul [36 B.C.]; his grandfather, a man with the same name, was a fine jurist who accompanied Tiberius to Capri in [26 A.D.] (Wend)....   [tags: Roman History]

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The Tomb Of An Ancient Emperor Of United China

- What would you do if you found an underground wonder, full 2000 year old horses and people, each handmade, many holding weapons able to draw blood, and each unique. What would you do if you realized this was the tomb of an ancient emperor that united modern day China, ordered the building of the amazing Great Wall of China, and had palaces with reception halls that could fit 10,000 people. And then, what would you do when you realized that this was where the past would meet the future, and all you had to do was let it....   [tags: Qin Shi Huang, Great Wall of China]

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The Jonestown Massacre: Jim Jones

- Have you ever heard the term, “Don’t drink the Kool-Aid?” or “You have drank the Kool-Aid.”. Well, ”Drinking the Kool-Aid” means you have done something that others have told you to do or did yourself. This saying comes from the cult society led by Reverend Jim Jones, named Jonestown. Jonestown was a small community in the jungle of Guyana, South America. After getting word of people coming to investigate the society, Jones had committed a mass suicide by poisoning Kool-Aid and giving it to the people of Jonestown....   [tags: mass suicide, church]

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The Case Of Mr. Jones

- ... Jones’s behavior can also be considered very dysfunctional. It has been very hard for Mr. Jones to keep a job. It seems that he continues to bounce around construction jobs. He never seems to have money, which is probably because of his inability to hold a job. Money that he did have, however, he spent on a piano that he never actually received. Based on the information I obtained, I would diagnose bipolar I disorder. He has long periods of highs and lows. He experiences extreme mania. He jumps from subject to subject during discussions....   [tags: Bipolar disorder, Major depressive disorder]

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Ethics Hotline : The Jones Group

- ... After the calls are recorded the agents are then pulled off of the by there team manager and the QA member and all three then listen to the call. Any non compliance is addressed and the appropriate dicisplinary action is taken. Any performance issues are handled then as well. The agent of course asks questions or raises any concerns they may have about staying compliant or past misconduct.The employee is also able to view their personel file and dispute any inaccuracies that they find. We have found that this practice helps a great deal....   [tags: Management, Ethics, Compliance and ethics program]

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The Story ' Sunzi And The Emperor 's Concubines '

- ... Sun Tzu knew what was in the best interest of the army and that was to have the concubines beheaded even though no one else wanted that. In order to do so he had to be able to know himself and his surroundings. In the denma translation of The Art of War it is said that “Knowing gives rise to skillful actions that allow him to attain the ultimate victory of taking whole” (Sun Tzu 96) this quote supports the idea of killing the two concubines. He knew himself and the situation well enough to know what to do; his actions helped him to take whole....   [tags: The Art of War, Sun Tzu, KILL]

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The Character and Achievements of Roman Emperor Augustus

- Augustus was more concerned with self preservation than the advancement of the senate, the armies and his citizens. He rejected absolute power, but had an ulterior motive. With the fate of Julius Caesar in his mind, Augustus was well aware of the dangers of absolute power. So he saw dispersing power as a means to offset those potential threats to his lift. I have used the primary sources such as Tacitus, The Annals of Imperial Rome by Tacitus, The Deeds of the Divine Augustus by Augustus and The Divine Augustus by Suetonius for the examination of my hypothesis and to compare how each of them portrayed Augustus....   [tags: Roman Empire, biography, Biographical Essay]

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The Emperor Of Ice Cream By Robert Herrick

- ... Then the author finishes the verse with a strong and sarcastic statement, declaring that from that day on, he would never like things he truly loved. 4. In “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun” by William Shakespeare (614), the element of poetry that stands out most for me in the poem is simile. Shakespeare uses the connecting words like and as to make several comparisons in the poem, usually clichés, to describe his loved one. But, amusingly the author makes use of negative similes, writing his lover is nothing like the things he compares her to....   [tags: Poetry, Meter, Sonnet, Gerard Manley Hopkins]

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Norah Jones and George Gershwin

- Imagine this: it’s the night of your cousin’s big wedding. After walking down the aisle and saying their “I do’s,” it’s time for the reception. After everyone get’s their glass of champagne or other various mixed drink, the DJ comes on stage. “Ladies and gentlemen,” he announces, “it’s time to announce the wedding party.” He goes through the whole list of people, stopping just after the bride and groom are announced. “And now the new bride and groom would like to do a special dance!” It’s time for the first dance; something they have been waiting for their whole lives....   [tags: song, album, lyrics, songwriter]

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Graham Jones : A Sports

- Graham Jones, a sports psychologist takes us on a fantastic journey and details how the best truly gets better. He uses his career as an Olympic consultant and tells us stories of how elite athletes ensured that they the get better. He then gives examples of people in the business world that of the business world that correlate to his examples from the sports world. At the end he offers and idea of what you need to do to ensure that you are getting better. Graham gives us six behaviors that are associated with the mind set of elite athletes they love the pressure; fixate on the long term; use the competition; reinvent themselves; celebrate victories; they have the will to win....   [tags: Goal, Term, Time, Greatest hits]

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Marcus Aurelius, Rome's Greastest Emperor

- Who is Marcus Aurelius. What did he do to make his mark in the pages of history. Why did the people of Rome respect and admire him. To the common person, Marcus was just a man who was an emperor of Rome and just another person who helped shaped this world. Marcus Aurelius was more than that. Anthony Birley writes, “The acquaintance of a man like Marcus Aurelius is an imperishable benefit.” The character of Marcus Aurelius is truly special, but was molded by many important people and figures in his life....   [tags: Roman History ]

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Push by Claireece Precious Jones

- Push is an inspirational story told from the point of view of Claireece Precious Jones, a sixteen-year-old illiterate African American girl and the countless obstacles she overcame while growing up in the ghetto of Harlem. While enrolled in Women’s and Gender studies we have talked about many issues that surface in the book Push. The first issue that stood out to me was rape. Precious was sexual abused at a very early age. While at the interview with Ms. Weiss her mother confessed that her father had touched her at the age of three....   [tags: Women, Gender Issues]

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The Death Of Amber Jones

- ... Now visited by over 67 percent of the global online population, "Member Communities," which include both social networks and blogs, have become a very popular online category Worldwide, the total amount of time spent on Facebook increased by 566 percent between December 2007 and December 2008 (Butcher 1). Facebook’s scale and reach are hard to comprehend: last summer, Facebook became, by some counts, the first Web site to receive 1 trillion page views in a month (Marche 1). "As social networks become have become staples of the consumer media experience, the need for ubiquitous access has been compounded,"(Nielsen 1) Millions of users are depending on their mobile devices to maintain acce...   [tags: Sociology, Social media, Facebook, Friendship]

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The Legacy Of Marlin Jones

- ... After the divorce of Marlin mom and step father, his mother attended beauty school. During this time she was able to obtain a cosmetology license. Although Marlin’s mom was able to obtain a beauty license he still grew up poor. He did not realize it too much because everyone in his neighbored were in the same socioeconomic status. His mom was the head of household and would make sure that her children were taken care of by buying them clothing that were half priced, serviceable shoed and a meal....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Mother, Father]

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United States versus Jones

- Citation: United States v Jones/ United States courts of Appeals/ District of Columbia, 2012/132 S. Ct. 945 Facts: In 2004, the FBI initiated an investigation on Jones and other associates for a possible drug trafficking. During the investigation FBI agents obtained a warrant authorizing them to install a Global Positioning System tracking device on a Jeep, Jones used regularly. The warrant allowed agent to install the tracking device within 10th days of its issue but agents did not install the device until the 11th day....   [tags: fourth ammendment violation cases]

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William Jones and Pi

- ... The transcendence of pi implies that it is impossible to solve the ancient challenge of squaring the circle with a compass and straight-edge. Pi is an infinite number. It is abbreviated to 3.14 and that is the number used in most math problems. For thousands of years, mathematicians have attempted to extend their understanding of pi. Sometimes by computing its value to a high degree of accuracy. William Jones and Archimedes are not the only ones that had discovered pi. It was discovered and thought up many different ways....   [tags: famous mathematicians]

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The Emperor's Tomb

- The Emperor's Tomb, although not a truly accurate and detailed account of World War 1 does depict the rise and fall of both the Austria-Hungarian Empire and an influential name, the Trotta's in a meaningful manner. Joseph Roth, in his novel, uses a key descendant of the Trotta family to show how war changed their lives but does not erase centuries of Austria-Hungarian pride. Rich and poor alike go to war in hopes of preserving their country, pride and power. None of them knew that the cost of war could be so harmful to everything that they fought so hard to preserve in their beloved country....   [tags: European History]

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Dr. Gregory V. Jones

- This book is written by a man name Dr. Gregory V. Jones and what motivates him to write, A Man for His Time. Dr. Jones tells how he is inspired to write the story of Job in the Old Testament from the Bible and how it relates in his life. It is a combination of the Book of Job in the Bible, though the comprehension of the author. In my opinion, Job’s life lesson can be instrumental in the lives of others as well. Dr. Jones became very ill with an unknown sickness. He faces a deadly infection in the hospital; the doctors did not know the source of his illness and how to begin treating him....   [tags: Suffering, Book of Job, Old Testament, Satan]

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Dr. Gregory V. Jones

- ... Dr. Jones tells how he is inspired to write about the story of Job in the Old Testament of the Bible and how it relates in the author 's life. It is a combination of the Book of Job in the Bible, though the comprehensions of the author. Job’s life lesson can be used as a tool in others’ lives, when trouble arrives or who wants to live a more Godly life according to Bible. Firstly, let me tell a brief account about the story of the book of Job; this is according to the Old Testament in the Bible....   [tags: Suffering, Book of Job, Old Testament, Tanakh]

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The Line of Roman Emperors

- "Behold, I found Rome of clay, and leave her to you of marble." This was the Emperor Augustus’s last words. I think these words are very significant because he laid the foundations of the Empire and made Rome great. The reign of Augustus was one of the most important as the model that the other emperors would follow. Augustus helped build Rome into what it is and in turn, changed modern society. Octavius was the first emperor of Rome and was born in 63 B.C. He was originally born in Rome but raised in his parents’ hometown Vilitrae....   [tags: Roman Emperors, Rome, history, Caesar Agustus, Pax]

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The Role of the Emperor in Meiji Japan

- Within this historical context the Meiji leaders realized that they needed to harness the concept of the Imperial Will in order to govern effectively. During the Age of Imperialism, members of the Satsuma and Choshu, two of the very powerful clans in Japan, were parts of the opposition to foreign imperialism. This opposition believed that the only way that Japan could survive the encroachment of the foreigners was to rally around the Emperor. The supporters of the imperial government, known as imperialists, claimed that the Tokugawa Shogunate had lost its imperial mandate to carry out the Imperial Will because it had capitulated to Western powers by allowing them to open up Japan to trade....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Biography of Absalom Jones and Richard Allen

- The union and biography of Absalom Jones and Richard Allen is a unique tale. Nonetheless, when we think of major influences in black history theirs is not amongst the names that readily come to mind. When discussing great advocates for equality and rights for the African Americans, names such as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, and other prominent advocates widely televised are thought about. But seldom, if ever, are we are we told the tale of two seemingly distant African-American men, who unite for a similar cause and later leave one of the most important impacts made in the city of Philadelphia....   [tags: Race in America]

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Jim Jones' Genocide in Jonestown, Guyana

- “Never Forget” is the slogan for such atrocities as The Holocaust, The September 11th attacks and all Genocide worldwide in a way to remember and prevent future events. Little did we know that in Jonestown, Guyana, a holocaust-like killing would take place Saturday November 18th 1976. That date will be a day many will “Never Forget.” Jim Jones was a religious fanatic who started The Peoples Church. He preached socialistic views and lies to gain followers. With increasing paranoia he moved to Guyana with a thousand followers , most would never leave Jonestown again, but to be killed in a mass “suicide.”(Contemporary American Religion) Although The Peoples Church seemed to be a peaceful, lov...   [tags: murder, cult, suicide]

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The Risk Management Department That Ms. Jones

- ... Jones future employee due to the actions taken by senior management staff, which was taken after the fact without physical proof of the actions she had allegedly committed. When it comes to seeing this count being held up in court, risk is high. The reason being since no physical proof that connects Ms. Jones was using the customer information list to her advantage to aid our company’s competitor, it would be lack of evidences that would lead to loss to this count. In addition to the lack of procedural process on the companies end of only conduct one initial search, which than had no followed up of any kind in finding evidence against Ms....   [tags: Management, Decision making, Decision theory]

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The First Day By Edward P. Jones

- The first day of school can be exciting and adventurous for many people, but for others it may be problematic. In “The First Day” by Edward P. Jones, the girl is having her first day of school by signing up. Her mother tries to sign up at Seaton Elementary School, nonetheless she was not accepted because she was from another district. Jones argues that although this may be an unremarkable first day of school for the girl, it allowed the girl to understand the struggles of placing her in a school because of her mother’s limitations in education....   [tags: Short story, Writing, Literacy, The Little Girl]

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Bill T Jones And The Big Issue

- “Living and dying is not the big issue. The big issue is what you are going to do with your time while you are here.” This is a quote announced by Bill T Jones and the quote is quite explanatory. Yes one lives then they die. Although what did they accomplish with their time of existence. Did they make a difference in the world. Bill T Jones can say he has accomplished many things and he did and is still making a difference in the world. He is an important person in American history because of his many talents/accomplishments involving artist director, choreographer, and dancer....   [tags: New York City, New York, Hudson River, New Jersey]

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The Arch of Titus: The Triumph of the Emperor

- One of the most striking uses of architecture for glorification of a Roman emperor is the Arch of Titus. Built specifically upon the highest point of the Via Sacra, or Sacred Road, this arch is a lasting monument to the glorification of Titus. The Arch of Titus was built by Emperor Domitian to honor the capture and siege of Jerusalem by Titus and his apotheosis, or deification. This arch is an outstanding example of one of the most celebrated ways used by the Romans to express the honor and glory of their emperors....   [tags: Rome Architecture]

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The First Emperor : China 's Terracotta Army

- For my book project I chose to read a book called, The First Emperor: China’s Terracotta Army, and was edited by Jane Portal. The purpose of this book is to answer mystery questions about the first emperor’s tomb and his under ground army of terracotta soldiers. And to discover more details about the emperor who built it and what he achieved. There are two theories of the origins of the Qin ruling house of Ying. The first one states that claims that the Indigenous people of east China formed Ying....   [tags: Qin Shi Huang, Xi'an, Zhou Dynasty]

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Summary of Canin's Emperor of the Air

- RR - “Emperor of the Air” Connections Our traditions are what keep families together. From a gold locket to an old photograph, these items are irreplaceable. What they hold to them are memories of those before us and moments in history that have passed. In the story, “Emperor of the Air” by Ethan Canin, an elderly man is forced to give up the one thing that his family has left behind: a two hundred year old elm tree. It holds the memories of his childhood and still shows signs of life that may still last for years to come....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The First Day By Edward P. Jones

- There are some literary devices or methods that can be applied in analyzing a given story that can either be short or long. Other aspects include literary devices, contrast, repetition, and anomalies (Wallek and Warren, 1956). In this task, I will use the short story, The First Day, which is written by Edward P. Jones. I will provide a summary of the story and later analyze it by identifying the devices used and how they have been applied to bring out the meaning of the story. The story is about a little girl seeing her mother as a flawed woman....   [tags: Fiction, Narratology, Literary technique]

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The Memory Tray By Deryn Rees Jones

- To be human is to be apart of a whole, mass collective, relating to, or characteristics of humankind rooting from evolution. Human beings are defined as organisms that have human attributes, normally consisting of two arms, two legs a nose, ears and eyes. Personhood is the quality or condition of being an individual person. When a human being is dubbed as a ‘person’, it proclaims their rights as an individual, detaching them from the masses. What makes us different from other beings is our ability to think compassionately, rationally and develop understanding, connections and relationships....   [tags: Meaning of life, Human, Thought, Primate]

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An Interview With The Case Of Miss Kari Jones

- ... She has one brother who is a year older than she. During her upbringing, she felt that her brother got more attention than she did because he was a boy and was an honor society student, athlete, and played football. She is not close to her parents and is fearful of them being involved with her baby. As such, she has not told her family that she is pregnant. Education: She graduated from high school in Rochester, Minnesota and attended cosmetology school. She believes she met all developmental milestones....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Secondary school]

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General MacArthur and the Emperor

- General MacArthur and the Emperor "If ever a picture was worth a thousand words, it was the image of General MacArthur and Emperor Hirohito standing side by side during their historic first meeting on September 27, 1945. In it, a casually dressed MacArthur towers over the stiff, formally attired Emperor. "What does it say?" asks historian Carol Gluck. "It says, I'm MacArthur, Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, and I'm in charge." For millions of Japanese, it brought home in an entirely new way the notion that they had lost the war." General MacArthur and Emperor Hirohito were considered to be two of the most enigmatic figures of the 20th century....   [tags: Papers]

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