Essays Tagged: "Amish"

The Amish are a religious group who live in settlements in 22 states and Ontario, Canada

The Amish are a religious group who live in settlements in 22 states and Ontario, Canada. The oldest gro ... gious group who live in settlements in 22 states and Ontario, Canada. The oldest group of Old Order Amish, about 16-18,000 people live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The Amish stress humility, fam ... . The Amish stress humility, family and community, and separation from the world.Although Lancaster Amish are Pennsylvania Dutch, all Pennsylvania Dutch are not Amish. The Pennsylvania Dutch are nativ ...

(5 pages) 193 0 4.1 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Inuit and Amish, Cultural Diversity or Cultural Destruction? A broad, general essay that discusses the impacts of North American society on these other two culture groups

The Inuit and the Amish, the differences between them are as great as the distance which separates them. Yet these two ... share one distinct commonality: they each represent a very unique society. Why is it then, that the Amish have been able to almost completely withstand the influences of the vast North American cultur ... ssence of who they once were?This, therefore, brings us back to our original question: how have the Amish, who are surrounded by the rest of North American culture, been able to withstand its influenc ...

(7 pages) 169 0 3.4 Feb/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

"How does the film 'Witness' portray the clash of cultures between the American and Amish people?"

ess must be a deeply involving and interesting film.The film Witness centers around a Pennsylvanian Amish community and particularly a young boy and his widowed mother; Samuel (Lukas Haas) and Rachel ... ver narcotics officer. Ford as detective John Book is dispatched to protect and interview the young Amish boy and his mother. After uncovering a clandestine departmental matter Book suffers a firearm ...

(12 pages) 141 0 4.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Utopean Society

Ideas Past and PresentMidterm ProjectSociety as It should have beenThe Amish have it good. They have their own rule set which nobody interferes with. You would think that ...

(8 pages) 88 1 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

"Society as it should have been" A description of the ideal society according to simplistic ideals and ethics.

Society as It should have beenThe Amish have it good. They have their own rule set which nobody interferes with. You would think that ...

(8 pages) 251 3 4.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

"The Amish Farmer" by Bourjaly.

"The Amish Farmer" is a powerful tale that expresses the importance of point of view. Just as the plainti ... urt case, the narrator brings new meaning to his story with his point of view. The narrator of "The Amish Farmer", Vance, is a conflicted narrator. Although his point of view seems emotionally unattac ... s true nature, similar to Noel's, and his desire to be like Daniel.There are many instances in "The Amish Farmer" that suggest Vance is depicting Noel in the story as he would if he were the main char ...

(4 pages) 36 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Amish. This a group Reort. The findings and information was a colaborative effort.

The AmishThe AmishThe Amish people derive their name from an original leader, Jacob Ammann. They are a b ... makeup/jewelry, and modern dress. Farming and agriculture are the primary occupations. The largest Amish populations are found in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. New communities are established almo ... reas of the Unites States, Canada, and Latin America.Some of the most important beliefs held by the Amish are separation from the outside world, vow of obedience, and closeness to nature. There are ot ...

(5 pages) 50 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Amish History and their place in society (details problems they face- also makes references to the film witness)

The AmishHistoryDuring the Reformation in 16th Century Europe, Luther and Calvin promoted the concepts o ... r. They were severely persecuted and fled to Switzerland and other more remote areas of Europe. The Amish began as a split-off sect of the Swiss Mennonites during the late 17th century. Their founder ... n to neither sleep nor eat with them, until they repented and changed their behavior or beliefs.The Amish and Mennonites have retained similar beliefs, and differ mainly in some practices. Some Amish ...

(5 pages) 76 0 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Amish

phisticated entities would never have been thought of prior to this century. On the other hand, the Amish people still live the traditional lifestyle they brought with them when they migrated to Ameri ... em when they migrated to America over three- hundred years ago. The most significant aspects of the Amish philosophy in their simple culture lies in the pursuit of education, hard work, allegiance to ...

(8 pages) 79 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

This essay discusses corruption especailly in relation to "I am the Cheese" written by Robert Cormier and the film "Witness."

I am the Cheese and we also see it in our society today. Witness shows the corruption of the young Amish boy, Samuel. His purity and innocence, which he would have probably otherwise kept for the res ... protective of their sons, but they couldn't protect their innocence forever. In a similar way, the Amish elders could not preserve the innocence of their community.Witness also showed the corruption ...

(8 pages) 56 2 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

The Amish Culture

Often described as The Plain People or people that are stuck in time, the Amish are often misunderstood as a religious culture here in the United States. The Amish people are ... ligious beliefs, is a separate culture in today's contemporary society." (Kraybill-Enchant, 3). The Amish reside in more than 200 communities around the US and Canada. In the United States, Ohio has t ... 200 communities around the US and Canada. In the United States, Ohio has the largest settlement of Amish in the United States; with Pennsylvania ranking second and Indiana third. (Shenberger). "The A ...

(9 pages) 176 1 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Analysis of 'Witness' directed by Peter Weir

The Amish are a charming people, gentle oddities in today's techno world. They don't do handguns, cars, ... is for Witness is an age-old fish-out-of-water story: a modern man trying to fit in with the quaint Amish in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Taken on that basis alone, Witness is a success; it's when ... ess happy with the world and his place in it. A case comes to him just like any other case: A young Amish boy, Samuel Lapp (Lukas Haas, Mars Attacks!), is the only witness to a murder of an undercover ...

(4 pages) 54 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of opening scene in "Witness"

niques highlights the fact that this is a peaceful, happy and serene place. The first we see of the Amish is a mid shot of them coming out of the grass which represents them being a part of nature.The ... out of the grass which represents them being a part of nature.The opening scene that introduces the Amish highlights their sense of harmony with nature. The long shot of the wheat is depicted in earth ...

(2 pages) 19 1 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Amish Society Vs. Modern Society

I decided that I would much rather live in the society we live in today rather than in an Amish society for many reasons. One of the areas that I will be discussing is the education system o ... society for many reasons. One of the areas that I will be discussing is the education system of the Amish Children. The second area that I will be discussing is the impacts and how important religion ...

(3 pages) 29 1 3.7 Sep/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Les Amish :une communauté hors du temps

I) LES ORIGINES DES AMISH On trouve les racines des Amish dans la communauté des Mennonites. Les ... s montagnes suisses et au sud de l'Allemagne. C'est dans ce contexte qu'apparaît le mouvement Amish : les persécutions continuèrent jusqu'au XVIIIè siècle et entre 16 ... s Frères Suisses) se sépara du reste de la Communauté pour former le mouvement Amish. Cette communauté souhaitait préserver la discipline biblique au sein de la comm ...

(15 pages) 4 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Untitled

Anthropologie Culturelle Les Amish : une communauté hors du temps I) LES ORIGINES DES AMISH On trouve les racines des Amis ... s montagnes suisses et au sud de l'Allemagne. C'est dans ce contexte qu'apparaît le mouvement Amish : les persécutions continuèrent jusqu'au XVIIIè siècle et entre 16 ... s Frères Suisses) se sépara du reste de la Communauté pour former le mouvement Amish. Cette communauté souhaitait préserver la discipline biblique au sein de la comm ...

(15 pages) 1356 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The need for reason

th his pants down. And finally if the Democrats were reasonable, he would have been shunned like an Amish guy with a naked lady tattoo and extreme piercings'. Lastly, and most importantly, if Hillary ...

(3 pages) 374 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Amish

ociety is self-efficient and self-indulgent. A high contrast to mainstream America is the Old Order Amish, a Gemeinschaft society. This religious sect, established in 1693, has maintained a close-knit ... f each other, similarities do exist. Each society has a set of norms in which they live by. For the Amish, the Ordnung guides behavior. Mainstream America has its own rules, both written and instinctu ...

(3 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Comparing and Contrasting Amish and Muslim-Americans

as they appear on the surface.No two cultures in Pennsylvania could seem more contrasting than the Amish and Arab-American Muslim communities. In all appearances they could not be more opposed: The A ... on, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, and more. The Amish are typically considered uneducated by American standards, with most children completing schoo ...

(15 pages) 34 0 5.0 Jan/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

History of the Amish

Randi SchroederWorld MythologyProfessor RoseMarch 30, 2010The Amish Phenomenon ExplainedThe unexplainable about the Amish, what does it mean to be Amish? Well, fi ... same things. They're way of life should be in harmony with their faith and the Bible (Granato).The Amish are a very conservative Christian faith group; they believe Christ died for our sins. Many of ... her Evangelical churches including baptism and a literal interpretation of the Bible (Granato). The Amish believe in remaining separate from the rest of the world, and they reject involvement with mil ...

(7 pages) 16 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith