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Were Mongolians Uncivilized and Barbaric?

- Despite the fact that Mongolians were prejudiced against other cultures, they were, in fact, not barbaric but rather civilized because of their gender equality of people and how advanced their cities were. In The Book of Ser Marco Polo, Polo tells us how beautiful and well protected the city was like. For instance, the text explains how the city was protected by two great powerful walls surrounding the entire city. Only well advanced and civilized people can do such a thing such as creating an enormous wall....   [tags: The Book of Ser Marco Polo]

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Freedom in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

- ... Huck shows how he feels free and uncivilized when he states, "Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft" (128). In these statements from Huck, the representation of freedom for him is the escape from the home and civilized life. As an adventurous little boy, the widow’s house just serves as a jail to Huck's way of life. Huck's goals are to get away from that restricted life and lead an existence of an unrestricted life....   [tags: slavery, uncivilized, world, happiness]

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An Analysis Of Homer 's The Odyssey

- In ancient Greece, one would fall into one of the two major classes: civilized and uncivilized. In order to fall into the class of civilized, one must abide by Ancient Greek expectations and societal norms; disregard of these rules would defines one as uncivilized. One’s class would then decide not only their way of living but also their perspective image and worth. In ancient Greece, civilization was important to the Greeks to prove their nation was gaining power and flourishing. Anyone whom displayed uncivilized behavior was labeled as barbaros; consequently diminishing their worth to the nation....   [tags: Ancient Greece, Odyssey, Odysseus, Ancient Rome]

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The Epic Of Gilgamesh Essay

- In the Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh should be extremely civilized. After all, Gilgamesh is not just royalty but a king, and as a king he would have the reputation of being the epitome of civilized in this modern society. However, on the spectrum of civilization, despite being the protagonist and a king, Gilgamesh is considered extremely savage and uncivilized in the beginning of the story. He doesn’t eat raw food or walk around naked and dirty like what modern society sees as uncivilized. Rather than outwardly uncivilized, Gilgamesh is uncivilized inward....   [tags: Epic of Gilgamesh, Epic poetry, Enkidu, Humbaba]

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Use of Light and Darkness in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Use of Light and Darkness in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness     Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness contrasts light and darkness, to represent the civilized and uncivilized sides of the world. Conrad uses light to represent the civilized side of humanity while contrasting the dark with the uncivilized and savage. Throughout the thematic stages of the novel, that is the Thames river London, the company's office in Belgium, the journey to the "heart of darkness" and the conclusion, light and dark is used to represent these sides of humanity, but on a deeper level many assumptions of darkness and light are challenged, with the appearance of light and dark, and in turn good and evil contras...   [tags: Heart Darkness essays Joseph Conrad ]

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The Savagery in The Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

- In the book Life of Pi, written by Yann Martel, the idea of the boundaries between savagery and humanity are tossed around quite a bit. In Pi’s life or death situation, the idea of savagery becomes a little obscured by the desperation to survive. There are several acts within the story that people who are not in Pi’s situation would possibly see as being savage. As I read the text, I see most of Pi’s actions as a need to survive. Pi creates the character of Richard Parker, who is portrayed as a Bengal tiger, to justify his incidents of savagery....   [tags: Yann Martel, survival, savage]

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The White Man's Burden by Rudyard Kipling

- Imperialism widely occurred all through history as the conquest of weaker cultures by cultures that were more technologically advanced or had more power. Imperialism was basically the formation of a mighty empire. It’s the creation of unequal cultural, economic, and territorial relationships, based on domination and subordination, usually between states and often in the form of an empire. Occurring when one country over powers aggressive or passively over another country. During the late 1800’s and into the 1900’s this was immortalized in a poplar concept, “The White Man’s Burden” by the British poet Rudyard Kipling who in 1899 urged America to “take up the white man’s burden” and colonize t...   [tags: imperialism through history ]

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There, Where Flows the Alazan by Alexander Gridoedov

- The concept of freedom is something that means different things to different types of people. To some it means freedom of expression, whereas to others it means freedom to do what one pleases, and those are only two of several different views of the meaning of freedom. How freedom is defined largely depends on the environment in which one is raised and influenced upon; if one lives in a suppressed government, for instance, their view of freedom is going to be largely different from one who lives in a country in which it is self-ruled....   [tags: freedom of expression, caucasus]

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William Golding's The Lord of the Flies

- William Golding's The Lord of the Flies The Lord of the Flies is a novel written by William Golding and is a story about a group of boys stranded on an island who have to learn to survive on their own without adults....   [tags: Lord Flies Golding]

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Iliad: Civilized vs Barbaric

- Deciphering the Iliad There are many controversies involving the Iliad, but the most important is about the characters in the Iliad demonstrating barbaric and civilized behavior. Questions about this and the answers can be found by looking at Hektor, Paris and Achilles. Hektor represents the civilized being, always looking for a peaceful resolution to a problem. Achilles refuses to fight and somewhat resembles Paris, the civilized coward. Paris would stay back and relax while the battle raged outside....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism]

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Comparing the Impact of Darwin on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and She

- The Impact of Darwin on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and She Who Must Be Obeyed      Imagine what would happen if everything you believed to be true was suddenly challenged.  How would you feel if the solid rock bottom of your religious and cultural beliefs turned into a slippery slope of doubt?  Such was the dilemma the Victorians faced with the publication of Darwin's Origin of the Species.    The questioning of man's origin in the form of evolution and survival of the fittest brought an uneasy feeling as to man's place within the hierarchy of the universe.  Darwin's theory that mankind was evolved from apes and not created by a divine being shocked civilized society.  The comparisons...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Symbolism of Darkness in Heart of Darkness

- The Symbolism of Darkness in Heart of Darkness Darkness…What does it mean. In Joseph Conrad’s novel, Heart of Darkness, the meaning of the word “darkness” changed throughout the story to symbolize different things. Conrad used this term in ways to identify social and intellectual elements in order to help the reader get a feel of his outlook and his own opinions of the world. The two most noticeable interpretations of “darkness” were how it symbolized racism in the world and it also symbolized the enormous impact that an uncivilized world can have on a civilized person....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Savagery, Power and Fear and How It Ties in with Lord of the Flies

- ... Jack had reverted back to uncivilized ways because his civilization had been shattered because of being stranded on the island. Jack even gets the rest of the boys to join in dancing around the fire as they were cooking the meet from the pig they were saying “ kill the pig. Cut her throat. Bash her in.”( Golding 79). Savagery can destroy civilization. It only takes one person to become uncivilized and the others will slowly follow after. But on the other hand is it only children who become savages when left unattended or can young people who have grown up in good neutering homes become savages, the answer is ‘yes’ according to an article called In Harms way, “ One in three Canadian girls...   [tags: William Golding novel, psychological analysis]

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Are Characters from The Most Dangerous Game Civilized?

- What does ‘civilized’ mean. What qualities would a civilized person possess. If you were to ask a group of people what they believed civilized meant, you would get varying opinions. There is debate as to whether or not the two main characters from “The Most Dangerous Game” are civilized or not. General Zaroff and Sanger Rainsford both have civilized and uncivilized qualities. I’m going to present the reasoning behind my choices. When General Zaroff is first introduced in the story, it appears that he is a civilized person....   [tags: hunt, murder, immoral]

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The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel and sequel through which Mark Twain weaves a consistent theme regarding the battle of right versus wrong. Twain presents Huckleberry Finn, or simply Huck, as the main character who finds himself on a current-driven journey down the Mississippi River to escape the abuse of his alcoholic father. The encounters of Huck and Jim, the escaped slave of the widow Mrs. Watson, serve as a catalyst for the moral based decisions in this MORAL-riddled novel. Mark Twain is considered one of America 's most highly regarded literary icons....   [tags: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain]

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Symbolism in Lord of the Flies

- Symbolism in Lord of The Flies William Golding's Lord of the Flies is a novel about a group of English school boys who are stranded on a tropical island after their plane has been attacked and crashes during World War II. In the beginning, the boys like being on their own without adults. The boys separate into two groups, led by Jack and Ralph. Jack is obsessed with hunting, and he and his group pay do not pay attention. Ralph is concerned about keeping a rescue fire lit so they will have a chance to be rescued, but no one else seems too concerned about it....   [tags: William Golding, literary analysis]

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Self-Contained Classrooms and Emotional Behavioral Disturbed

- Introduction When employing and designing a research experiment, it is imperative for researchers to comprehend the thesis statement presented in depth. One technique to interpret and understand a research thesis statement is to dissect the thesis statement. In other words, it is important to categorize key vocabulary or concepts present in thesis statement. It is also important to examine past research conducted based on key concepts. Subsequently, in examining the thesis statement, this mixed method research design seeks to examine to what extent does social skills, self-management, behavioral modification strategies benefit middle school boys in self-contained classrooms classified with...   [tags: behavior in the class room]

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Prejudice and Racism in The Jewel in the Crown and Heart of Darkness

- Racism in The Jewel in the Crown and Heart of Darkness      The effects of British colonialism are reflected in literature from both early modernism and post colonialism. Racial discrimination tainted both eras portrayed in the British morale of white supremacy over non-European counties unfolded. Heart of Darkness exemplifies early modernism in the British explorers viewed African natives of the Congo as incapable of human equality due to perceived uncivilized savagery. Personal interaction between races was little to none, as the freshly conquered Africans were still viewed as alien....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Age of Reason

- ... For example, the cotton gin machine allowed for a greater output of cotton than ever done manually. The idea of the assembly line allowed for greater productivity which allowed for a faster production of weapons. These weapons took less time and less people to build due to the assembly line. These technologically advanced weapons were much more powerful they were before. New technology allowed for better and faster communication between people and did not have to rely on slow communication. Steam engine boats were built and they along with other innovations gave these industrialized nations the upper hand....   [tags: european history, enlightment period]

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Gullivers Travels vs Pride and Prejudice

- Gullivers Travels vs Pride and Prejudice Civility, as stated in the Webster’s Dictionary, as polite or courteous is represented in the novels Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin and in Part IV of Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift. Civilization, as seen in the novels Pride and Prejudice and Gulliver’s Travels, is depicted as an act of human nature as compared to the act of savages. Human beings can be civilized and uncivilized depending on the way the reason things out or the way they act in a certain situations....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, by Bill Bryson

- The definition of a civilized society is a polite humane culture. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson, both authors prove that the American uncivilized our society is. They explain that an adult’s attempt to civilize children is what makes society uncivilized because it makes children biased to the rules of society. Bryson and Twain express their beliefs on the American experience is an uncivilized society and adults degrade the values that children contains....   [tags: Child's Perspective, Society]

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Colonialism and the Imposed Identities of the Indigenous in North America, Latin America and Africa

- Introduction Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century, colonialism swept across the globe like a brush fire engulfing the African Savanna on a dry summers day. Long since colonial rule has seised though, the detrimental effects left by the imposed structure and influence have charred and damaged the identities of the indigenous populations of the world. To this day, the collective identities of the indigenous populations are being regrown and transformed, but the barriers left by colonialism ensure a painstakingly slow process and recovery to local indigenous identities based on cultural tradition and heritage....   [tags: Colonization and Identity]

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The Birth Of America, By Michael M And The Pilgrims Who Landed At Plymouth Rock

- When considering the birth of America, most people look to Christopher Columbus and the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock. In An Infinity of Nations, Michael Witgen looks to shed light on the role Native Americans played in the formation of early America. Witgen analyzes the social relationships between the European settlers and the indigenous tribes of the Anishinaabeg and the Haudenosaunee in order to tell the story of the westward expansion of early American civilization. Witgen depicts agreement and conflict between the colonizing groups while also explaining the formation of power within them – but his analysis is incomplete....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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A Myth that Shaped Reality: The Native Americans and Discrimination

- Most Americans in the nineteenth century did not appreciate or understand their Indian neighbors. The Native American lifestyle seemed foreign and uncivilized compared with American society, which was experiencing unprecedented revolutions in technology and engineering. For this reason, a myth began to develop in the minds of the American people that the Indian presence in the West was unacceptable and that the American government needed to take action to solve the problem of the “uncivilized” Indians....   [tags: savages, paintings, Bierstadt]

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Limited Restraint in Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

- ... Days without food can darken the gentlest of minds, but somehow the cannibals restrain themselves from going mad. Joseph Conrad tries to show the reader how the cannibals have practiced restraint and it helps them survive. Any European faced with starvation would lose restraint and go mad. Marlow notices the restraint of the cannibals, “And these chaps, too, had no earthly reason for any kind of scruple. Restraint. I would just as soon have expected restraint from a hyena prowling amongst the copses of the battlefield” (38)....   [tags: chaos, control, loss, learn]

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The Impact Of European Identity On An Unprecedented Scale

- ... Thus, in the postwar period after World War II, Roberts and Judt address the change in long-standing European identity as progressive, forward thinking, and educated, to the dual postwar identity of savage violence or dependent and weak. The development of the pre-war European identity can be traced back to the Renaissance. The next few centuries featured reformations and revolutions that influenced by Renaissance schools of thought. These ideals fostered the creation of the image of the Enlightened European, which lead the stereotype of Europe as a center for progress, culture, and forward thinking....   [tags: World War II, Europe, France, Post-War]

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The Collision of Beliefs in Things Fall Apart

- No one likes to be told how to live. In the book Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, missionaries came to Africa to teach the natives a new way of life, Christianity. The natives had lived one way their entire life, and enacted their beliefs whole-heartedly. European missionaries wanted to convert them from these ways. Each group of people had a difficulties communicating with each other; this caused a type of ignorance towards the other. Joseph Conrad did an adequate job portraying the views of Europeans in his novel Heart of Darkness and why they felt they needed to be in Africa....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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The Stagnation and Regression of the American Ethos

- “Conduct and action,” wrote Roger Tawney, “…are a proof that the gift [of salvation] has been accorded.” Such was the classic 16th and 17th century Puritan mentality. Wealth and material abundance were a sign not of hard work, but of God’s grace, and mediocrity a sign of pending damnation. Success and riches were not only admired, they were idolized. Puritans equated wealth with merit, regardless of true character. Few examples of the utter stagnation of humanity are so accurate and descriptive as F....   [tags: Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Colonization Of 19th Century America And Jacksonland

- Although A Land So Strange focuses on 16th century America and Jacksonland focuses on 19th century America, both works feature men who were willing to sacrifice Indigenous lives for the acquisition of land and resources. However, Indigenous peoples did not simply let this occur. In A Land So Strange, multiple Indigenous groups told Narváez embellished tales about prosperous lands in order to prevent him from intruding on their settlements. In Jacksonland, the Cherokee created their own constitution to participate in American politics....   [tags: Indigenous peoples of the Americas, United States]

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The New World: A Clash of Cultures

- The New World: A Clash of Cultures. It all started with the Scandinavians who discovered native peoples in North America around A.D. 1000. Short lived as their stay was, this would be the beginning of a very violent and dangerous path for the Native American people. Spain, France, and England would follow the Vikings lead nearly 500 years later and the clash of cultures began. America was appealing to these European nations because of the desire to expand their countries power, the natural resources this "new world" offered and for some, religious freedom....   [tags: scandinavians, muslim reign]

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Savage or Civilized: Is There a Difference?

- Many different groups make up the human population of the world. Each differentiates itself from the others based on customs, traditions, language and culture, thinking that what they have is the best. When two groups or people from different civilizations come into contact with each other, in theory both groups believe that their way of life is the sophisticated one and the other’s is the savage one, but more often than not, there is little difference between the two groups. Murder is a savage crime, yet both sides are able to explain it through their traditions, making it acceptable for themselves and appalling if it’s the other side doing it, yet in reality, murder is a cruel act and no m...   [tags: Homer's Odyssey analysis]

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Human Nature in Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now

- Human Nature in Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now In Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" and Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" the reader learns more and more about human nature as Marlow, Captain Willard, go farther and farther up the river in search of Kurtz. An evil side lies within every man, but this evil remains repressed by society. When moving up the river and farther away from civilization, the evil side begins to break out. Whenever basically different cultures meet we are led to discover ourselves and can even drive us to perceived madness....   [tags: Papers]

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The Sinking of the Lusitania

- The sinking of the Lusitania was a tragic event. It occurred on May 7th, 1915 in the North Atlantic ocean. The famous British ocean liner had departed from New York City and was off the coast of Ireland when a German submarine fired torpedoes. The ship had roughly 1,900 passengers on board, most of which were American citizens. The ship was meant for passengers and not for cargo but as lots of reporters have stated there was in fact a handful of war materials aboard the ship which was kept secret from its passengers.Prior to the sinking the Germans had declared that the waters around the British Isles were considered to be a war zone.1 This war zone idea was backed by the fact that the Germa...   [tags: british ocean liner]

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Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- ... The British began to see that the ‘others’ had agency and thus the ability to develop into a society similar to theirs in due time. Imperialism was unnecessary, so long as the British Empire maintained control of the world market. Once Germany, Belgium, and The United States were able to compete with the monopoly the British Empire had created, this forced the British Empire to explore new markets. It was the sudden demand for new foreign markets to adopt Imperialism as a political policy moving forward (Hobson 1)....   [tags: Darkness and imperialism]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tempest

- Alex Peña Mr. Sieker AP English Literature and Comp 17 December 2014 What it Means to be Civilized: Civilization of Character in The Tempest William Shakespeare’s The Tempest was seen as his last act as a writer in England. Shakespeare released this play in the year 1611, which is also called the Renaissance period. Shakespeare is known for translating history and life experiences into his writing. During the Renaissance period many people were worried about appearance and social standards. During this time Ireland was taken the under control of England and the Irish were not seen as equals (Takaki 1)....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, English people]

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Reasons For Native American Removal

- Reasons Given for Native American Removal Throughout American history there are patterns of injustice, inequality, and cruelty. This thread began when the Europeans discovered their new world was already inhabited by others, the “Native Americans”. Although they both tried to live in peace with each other, the Europeans thirst for power and domination of the new land led to the unjust, and cruel removal of the “native” people from their home. This idea originated under the rule of President Jefferson, and his removal policy, which he believed was the, “only was to ensure the survival of the Indian culture” (Intro....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American Civil Rights Movement

- “The fight to preserve tribal sovereignty and treaty rights has long been at the forefront of the Native American civil rights movement. The federal government has special trust obligations to protect tribal lands and resources, protect tribal rights to self-government, and provide services necessary for tribal survival and advancement” (The Leadership Conference). I find the idea of tribal sovereignty to be interesting considering all that native American peoples have been through when having to deal with the federal government....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Social Construction of Race

- Social Construction Race Race has been one of the most outstanding situations in the United States all the way from the 1500s up until now. The concept of race has been socially constructed in a way that is broad and difficult to understand. Social construction can be defined as the set of rules are determined by society’s urges and trends. The rules created by society play a huge role in racialization, as the U.S. creates laws to separate the English or whites from the nonwhites. Europeans, Indigenous People, and Africans were all racialized and victimized due to various reasons....   [tags: social construction, colonization, natives]

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Ibo People

- * The Ibo people have a civilized community because they have an organized structure to their society with rules and laws. A society that employs morals, ethics, and accountability for peoples’ actions cannot be considered savage. The Ibo are highly religious; the base of most of their daily life revolves around religion, whether it is how they raise their families or how they grow crops, such as yams. * In a savage setting, the parents would usually not bother to educate their children or abandon them at a very early age to fend for themselves....   [tags: Nigeria]

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Dunbar’s Identification with Indians in the Film, Dances with Wolves

- Dunbar’s Identification with Indians in the Film, Dances with Wolves In the film Dances with Wolves, the settlers view the Indians as primitive and uncivilized creatures. Dunbar, played by Kevin Costner, needs a change of pace so he decides to go to the "furthest outpost." Upon arriving at his post, he gradually realizes that the Indians are just as scared of him as he is of them. Soon Dunbar identifies with their way of life and in the end has to choose to live either as a settler or as an Indian....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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Light and Dark in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Light and Dark in Heart of Darkness    Every story has a plot, but not every story has a deeper meaning. When viewed superficially, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is a tragic tale of the white man's journey into the African jungle. When we peel away the layers, however, a different journey is revealed - we venture into the soul of man, complete with the warts as well as the wonderful. Conrad uses this theme of light and darkness to contrast the civilized European world with the savage African world in Heart of Darkness....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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Categorizing of People in Shakespeare’s Tempest and Dante’s Inferno

- Categorizing of People in Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Dante’s Inferno Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Dante’s Inferno both exhibit Foucault’s idea of categorization and subjectification using “dividing practices.” (Rabinow 8) Foucault argued that people can rise to power using discourse, “Discourse has the ability to turn human beings into subjects by placing them into certain categories.” (Rabinow 8) These categories are then defined “according to their level of deviance from the acceptable norm.” (Rabinow 8) Some examples of such categories are the homosexual, the insane, the criminal and the uncivilized....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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racismhf Free Huckleberry Finn Essays: Prejudice and Racism

- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn:  Racism        The twentieth century has come to an amazing finale.  Racism, ethnic prejudice and hate are on the decline.  Perhaps some of these changes can be attributed to the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, in which Mark Twain addresses the issues of racism and slavery. He writes in a humorous, almost childish way, yet the themes are clear and poignant.  Twain utilizes Huck Finn and Jim as the ideal characters because they are the ones at the end of the novel who realize slavery is wrong.  Mark Twain establishes the ideals by portraying them through the protagonists, Huck and Jim and criticizes the failure to live up to them by portraying th...   [tags: Adventures Huckleberry Huck Finn Essays]

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Heart of Darkness

- 1. The use of savagery is meant to contrast the civilized nations with the undeveloped nations of the late nineteenth century. In the beginning of the story, Marlow states, “Sandbanks, marshes, forests, savages,—precious little to eat fit for a civilized man, nothing but Thames water to drink.” Alluding to the Congo and her uncivilized people, Marlow embarks by stating this, only to change his mind as he continues down the river. As he penetrates deeper into the heart of darkness, Marlow is confronted with the true meanings of civilized and savage....   [tags: Literature]

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Heart of Darkness

- Humans, in the early days, were generally classified as Homo sapiens. No identification or taxonomy was given to humans; they're just known as humans or Homo sapiens. But as the world started to change and numerous questions arise, new discoveries and studies were developed. Humans became intelligent and began classifying the human race in many different forms and categories. Today, there various classifications existing in the world in which brought the concept of cultures and ethnicity. Many view cultures and ethnicity uniquely; there are many hypothetical theories and perspective about different culture and its people....   [tags: Congo, Joseph Conrad, culture, exploitation]

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Analysis of Beowulf

- After a long journey, you find yourself in uncharted territory. As you scout the area, you notice a small village off in the distance. Upon approaching this settlement, you are greeted by some armed townsfolk. They attack you without warning, and take you to a large hall in the center of town. There, you see many men parading around in an intoxicated stupor, showing off their trophies and talking of their success in past battles and wars. They eat with bare hands, ripping at the food and drinking until they can no longer handle themselves, finding a home on the open floor....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays]

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Savagery, Power and Fear

- Savagery, Power and Fear MLA Research Paper Savagery, Power And Fear And how it’s ties in with Lord Of The Flies Young children who are left unattended will slowly loose their civilization, which will turn into, Savagery, Power, and Fear. Civilization is when man meets his basic needs in a healthy manner. Savagery is when people revert back to their lost human instincts. Power, in the case of Lord Of the Flies it’s a position of ascendancy over others: AUTHORITY. Fear is an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by expectation or awareness of danger....   [tags: miscellaneous]

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Contact Between The Native Americans, Africans And Europeans Impacted The World And Course Of History

- Contact between the Native Americans, Africans and Europeans impacted the world and course of history. Predating the arrival of the Europeans, different Native American groups were scattered across the continent, each population, political, economic, and religious beliefs differing. Each group was heavily influenced by the environment and ecosystem they lived in. There was a great amount of gold in Africa, creating a source of power and large amounts of international interest. Three large empires formed from the Sudanic civilization, which was ruled by kings and princes and formed its on traditional monotheism....   [tags: Atlantic slave trade, Slavery, Caribbean, Africa]

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Fictional Elements Of ' St. Lucy 's Home For Girls Raised By Wolves

- ... The girls are unsure how to act in the new environment, “It was impossible to make the blank, chilly bedroom feels like home. In the beginning we drank gallons of bathwater as part of a collaborative effort to mark our territory… we couldn’t mark our scent here it made us feel invisible” (Russell 270). The transformation is tough as they learn to become more “civilized” in society and abandon their old habits and family values. The setting helps to display how different the girls acted before they got moved to the church....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Short stories]

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How to Live Those Final Days in Lord Tennyson’s Poem Ulysses

- Lord Tennyson’s poem “Ulysses” allows the reader to step into Ulysses’ mind after he returns home to Ithaca (Ferguson, Salter, & Stallworthy, 1996). While he originally thought he would find peace in his kingdom, he feels just the opposite. Ulysses is now old and debates how he truly wants to spend the last of his days. When relating the place he has returned to in Ithaca, Ulysses comments about three main disappointments: his wife, his son, and his people. Reflecting on his twenty years of adventure has made him question his decision to come back to Ithaca....   [tags: disappointments, wife, adventures]

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Francis Daniel Pastorius 's Influence On The Writing Of American Literature

- Francis Daniel Pastorius is not a name commonly associate with American literature, but that makes him no less important. Pastorius was born in Germany in 1651. He later immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1683 where he founded Germantown, a German settlement near Philadelphia. Pastorius was an important figure in Germantown becoming its first mayor and later a town clerk as well as being its most prominent writer. He was one of the first important poets in Pennsylvania, and he wrote extensively on various topics from religion to beekeeping ....   [tags: American Civil War, Abolitionism]

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Darkness, Ambiguity, and Destruction in Joseph Conrad´s Heart of Darkness

- Joseph Conrad’s novel, Heart of Darkness, is told in a narrative frame, which is one of the contributions to the complexity of the novel. Conrad employs an unknown narrator who tells the outside picture and Marlo, who tells the inside picture of the novel. Marlow narrates the darkness of the novel as he ventures of into the Congo River as an employee for “The Company” where he collects ivory and meets Kurtz. Upon Marlo’s adventure Conrad employs an extension of incredibly ambiguous, as well as blatantly obvious symbols....   [tags: Congo, symbols, colonization]

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Do People Have the Freedom to Express their Ideas Openly?

- Artist use their “pieces” to express their ideas and feelings. Although some may not agree with how artist choose to express themselves; their right should not be taken away. When people disagree their freedom of speech is not taken away, so why should an artist right be taken away. At times art pieces can evoke emotions better than speech can. If every artist listened to what critics said, there would never be any “great” art pieces. “Great” art pieces are the ones that make a person stop and think about what the artist is trying to portray....   [tags: speech freeodm, artist, rock and roll]

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Cruel and Inhuman Treatment of Native Americans by the Colonists

- ... Heavy rains caused them to have to drag wagons through thick mud, the food was of low quality and in low supply and disease and illness spread quickly. Death was a daily occurrence on this journey. I simply cannot imagine being kicked out of my home, but also having to leave behind a deceased loved one or family member on the side of the road. All of this was done because the European Americans needed more land. However after years of relocation of the Natives, the inevitable happened, there was no more land to be ceased....   [tags: assimilation, trail of tears, manifest destiniy]

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Where Are They Now: Manifest Destiny and the American Dream

- Manifest Destiny is defined as “ the belief held by many American in the 1840s that the United States was designed to expand westward” (Columbia University). John O’Sullivan originally coined the phrase manifest destiny and provided three reasons behind the westward movement. One reason he stated was that God wanted Americans expanding their territory. The second reason suggested that expanding America meant expanding and spreading democracy, which would better the world. The last reason was that an increase in population required more land to be settled....   [tags: westward movement, territory, god]

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Social Construction of Race and How It Affects Society

- Humans define race by how they conceive and categorize different social realities. Thus, race is often referred to as a social construct. The differences in skin color and facial characteristics have led most of society to classify humans into groups instead of individuals. These constructs affect us all, and they often result in situations where majority racial groups cause undue suffering to those that are part of the minority. The understanding of race as a social construct is best illustrated by the examination of racial issues within our own culture, specifically those that have plagued the history of the United States....   [tags: Perspective, US History]

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Temperance Act: Frances Willards's We Sang Rock of Ages

- Did you know that in the 1920s the American government poisoned alcoholic beverages to stop excessive use of it from the consumers. Of course, this happened during Prohibition which was the America government’s attempt to stop and illegalize the manufacture and marketing of beer. Surprisingly, Prohibition lasted from 1920 until 1933.Throughout the prohibition period, many famous and infamous leaders rose, such as Alphonse Capone, Carry Nation, and Adolphus Busch. Expectedly the use of alcohol during the 1920s caused strong and respectable men to become diverted dull and to be extremely abusive to their spouse and children; therefore causing it to be a necessity to be abolished in the eyes of...   [tags: Prohibition, Corrupt Law Enforcement]

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Analysis of The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende

- ... The practices and beliefs of those who consider themselves civilized are portrayed as inhumane, unreasonable, useless, feeble and backwards. Meanwhile, the “uncivilized” peasants indicate the most judicious, successful actions. The socialist government, which should be most civilized, forms a coup that murders, kidnaps, and torture people on a regular basis. On the contrary, Esteban Trueba, an upperclassman, commits several acts of brutality. He rapes several peasant women and girls, including Pancha, for his own satisfaction....   [tags: body, family, barabrians, classes]

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Analysis Of The Story ' Blue Winds Dancing '

- “Blue Winds Dancing” is a short story by Thomas S. Whitecloud. The story is about the narrator a Native American student living in a white civilized culture. The narrator portrays the struggle he faces between a civilized and uncivilized culture. His struggle is both internal and external as he searches for his true identity. The narrator finds himself with contrasting views of both cultures making it harder to identify with one. In the beginning of the story, the narrator is home sick and wants to go home....   [tags: White people, Race, Want, WANT]

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Analysis Of Hasting 's Article On The West Indies

- In Hasting’s article she explores the ways in which Canada sought to annex Britain’s West Indies colonies in the early twentieth century. One of the major benefits of expanding into the West Indies was to increase trading and goods that were being traded, this was made possible with the expanding steamship technology that increased its commercial and passenger routes south. The second factor of Canada’s campaign to annex the West Indies was to prove itself as a new territory that was expanding it’s borders, which suggested Canada as a contender among other countries such as Britain and France who had a long history of colonization....   [tags: White people, Black people, United Kingdom, Race]

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Olaudah Equiano 's Exemplification Of The Evils Of Slavery

- ... Although the idea of owning another human being is taboo today, it was common practice in the past. While Europe had indentured servants, Africa had prisoners of war turned slaves. Slavery in Africa differed from that of the Americas. In Africa, to be a slave meant that “they do no more work than other members of the community, even their masters; their food, clothing and lodging were nearly the same as theirs, (except that they were not permitted to eat with those who were free-born)” (Equiano 82)....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, Africa]

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Colonial Imaginary & “Pangs”

- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Colonial Imaginary & “Pangs” The cult show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been often heralded as groundbreaking and feminist; however, the show is not without its faults. Throughout the show’s seven-year run, the cast was predominantly white, with little cultural diversity represented. Various episodes depict the colonial imaginary, from a hypersexual Incan princess who comes back to life to seduce men , to the primitive and aggressive African Slayer . Perhaps the episode most engrained with colonial imaginary is the Thanksgiving episode, “Pangs”....   [tags: TV Episode Review]

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The Black Power Speech Given by Stokely Carmichael

- In the October 1966 speech given by Stokely Carmichael, we are faced with a variety of terms involving racism and racist remarks. Just the year prior to this speech “blacks” had earned the right to vote on national ballots. The speech was given at the University of California Berkeley. Stokely Carmichael was born on June 29th, 1941, and he moved to the United States of America in 1951. This means at the time of his speech he was 25 years old. He was a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) later called the Student National Coordinating Committee....   [tags: Black Power Movement Essays]

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Waiting for the Barbarians, by J. M. Coetzee

- One may begin the novel Waiting for the Barbarians wondering where and in what time period this story is set in and why so much attention is given to the weather. Many different places across the globe could suffice as the setting for the novel, and although vague, this setting still exhibits the same natural characteristics of the changes in seasons as any real place exhibits over the course of time. Coetzee uses a setting in Waiting for the Barbarians that is both ambiguous and specific in order to create a universal message that imperialism brings out the evil of the human heart while still conveying a sense of realism in his work....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Setting, Imperialism]

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The Civilized and the Primitive: Two Contrasting Perspectives

- European writers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, permanently captured the cultural attitudes and popular opinions associated with the ideas of civilization and the primitive of their time. The Era of New Imperialism brought culturally polarizing ideas to the forefront of public thought—ideas like the exploitation of primitive peoples for the benefit of civilized Europeans. Several decades later, during the Interwar Period, many ideas of the previous century were challenged, yet many established attitudes remained....   [tags: sigmund freud, civilization, new imperialism]

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Racism in Joseph Conrad’s The Heart of Darkness

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Africa Is The World 's Poorest Inhabited Continent

- Africa is the world’s poorest inhabited continent, with more than one third of its residents living on less than a comparative US dollar per day. Africa is often stereotyped as poor, overpopulated, and uncivilized. Africa is commonly interpreted as one united land mass rather than multiple independent nations. Africa’s limited use of technology, agriculture and market based economy, and independent self-governing prior to independence have made gathering data on the continent difficult. Africa as a whole has little data collected about its past and as a result many studies conducted and published refer to the continent as a whole rather than referring to individual nations....   [tags: Africa, Colonialism, Sub-Saharan Africa]

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The Hodgson 's Article, The Interrelations Of Societies

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Portrayal Of Victorian Women During The Victorian Era

- ... Although he does terrible things, his intentions mean well. It is significant because he symbolizes society becoming ingenuine narcissists. The emphasis that society puts on people’s outward appearance was relevant then, and still applies today. Toward the beginning of the novel, Lord Henry said “with an evening coat and a white tie, as you told me once, anybody, even a stockbroker, can gain a reputation for being civilized” (Wilde 8). This told the reader that they value their reputation and appearance more than the actual person....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde]

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Positive And Negative History Of Columbus ' Journeys

- ... Friday, 12th of October The vessels were hove to, waiting for daylight; and on Friday they arrived at a small island of the Lucayos, called in the language of the Indians, Guanahani. Presently they saw naked people. The Admiral went on shore in the armed boat, and Martin Alonso Pinzon, and Vicente Yanez, his brother, who was captain of the Niña. The Admiral took the royal standard, and the captains went with two banners of the green cross, which the Admiral took in all the ships as a sign with an F and Y and a crown over each letter, one on one side of the cross and the other on the other....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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An Analysis of Language in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

-      Albert Chinualumogu Achebe was born on November 16, 1930 to Isaiah Okafo and Janet Achebe in the very unstable country of Ogidi, Nigeria. He was exposed to missionaries early in his childhood because Ogidi was one of the first missionary centers established in Eastern Nigeria and his father was an evangelist. Yet it was not until he began to study at the University of Ibadan that Achebe discovered what he himself wanted to do. He had grown apalled to the "superficial picture" of Nigeria that many non-Nigerian authors were providing....   [tags: Things Fall Apart essays]

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Lord of the Flies, by William Golding

- In a world without law or order, fear can lead to savagery and bring out the worst of people. Such a world can destroy a person both physically and mentally. Humans would live in chaos and civilization would be lost. We see this portrayed in the William Golding's infamous novel, Lord of the Flies, when the horrendous crash of an airplane penetrates the island's serenity and disrupts the air with the crackling sounds of the blazing fire. William Golding uses the "beast" to return the boys of the island to their primal instincts, contributing to his commentary on human nature....   [tags: Thematic Analysis, Savagery]

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The Theme of Colonialism in Shakespeare's Tempest

- The Tempest, by Shakespeare, offers the reader a variety of themes. The one theme that stands out the most is that of colonialism. During the time of Shakespeare, many European countries such as Spain, France, and England, were expanding their borders by taking over less developed countries, referred to as colonies. During this time of exploitation, there was skepticism concerning the possible success of the colonies. While some scholars believe that the play is about the Americas, I argue that the play reflects on colonialism in general and how it is destined for failure which is shown through the character’s relationships throughout the play....   [tags: colonization, shakespeare, americas, play]

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On the Cannibals by Michel de Montaigne

- In Montaigne’s essay On the Cannibals, the critical analysis of European and Brazilian societies through the scope of the “other” establishes the distinction between the two worlds. However, the definitions of “self” and “other” quickly become blurred as Montaigne connected more synonymous aspects in governance and functioning of the two groups of people. By labeling the outsiders as the “self” and accepting their formalities as the norm, he undermines the Europeans as the “other” and uses the Barbarians to examine the civilized with an untainted perspective, enabling close scrutiny and analysis of both societies....   [tags: critical essay analysis]

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The Most Dangerous Game: A Literary Classic

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The Media And Its Effects On Africa

- Misrepresented Africa ​Images have the power to shape the mind of an individual’s knowledge of a place. The world is full of beautiful cities, states, and countries. The large continent of Africa is brought together by fifty-four beautiful countries, but in the media the images misrepresent Africa as a continent. Africa is constantly portrayed as victims of poverty, violence, hunger and diseases. Also, Africans are stereotyped to be uncivilized and uneducated. These images in the media neglect the upside to these countries....   [tags: Africa, Atlantic slave trade, Sub-Saharan Africa]

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Gilgamesh 's Role As King Of Uruk

- Gilgamesh 's Role as King of Uruk Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, is the protagonist of The Epic of Gilgamesh, where the audience is brought through the story of a tyrannical king 's transformation to become a mature king. He would learn that his responsibilities as king come before any of his wishes for fame and acknowledgment. As a being who was two-thirds god and one-third human, he desperately tried to gain the attention and later on the immortality that only deities would have. In the Epic of Gilgamesh translated by Andrew George, Gilgamesh believed that in order to be a great king, he would have to complete heroic tasks such as killing Humbaba, the guardian of the Cedar Forest and going to t...   [tags: Epic of Gilgamesh, Ishtar, Cedar Forest]

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The Second Coming By William Butler Yeats

- William Butler Yeats’s poem, “The Second Coming” represents the view of the African society by the Western Civilization. He and the Europeans renders the African society as a uncivilized, warlike, society comprised of barbaric and savage human beings. However, many people disagree with this, such as the author Chinua Achebe. His goal is to educate and inform the readers that the Africans are not primitive and savage but rather civilized. Achebe demonstrates his views in his book, Things Fall Apart, which shows the Igbo, an African civilization, being a civilized group....   [tags: Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Igbo people]

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The Government 's Role Of American Society

- The Government’s Role in American Society The U.S. government’s role and American expectations about government have been transformed by different periods that the United States has experienced. While in the Gilded Age there was a rise of big businesses men who control the government, the Progressive Era saw the rise of the regular people who tried to take control of the government. Whereas the Great Depression period faced a terrible time and people saw a refuge in the government, the WWII period people faced shared a similar terrible time, but the government did not show the same commitment to people during WWII....   [tags: World War II, Great Depression, United States]

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