Essays Tagged: "contradictory"

Contradictions in the Puritan Religion

greatest theological discrepancies of all time. Evidently, the Puritan beliefs were almost entirely contradictory.Some of the Puritan beliefs were both simple and believable. Others would seem outrage ...

(3 pages) 94 0 3.6 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Postmodernism; Does It Apply? Discusses postmodernism; what it is and reflects whether Sherman Alexie's Reservation Blues can be considered postmodern.

is often associated, by both supporters and critics, with positions of extreme relativism and self-contradictory denials of the possibility of truth and knowledge. The word postmodern describes somet ...

(5 pages) 263 1 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discussion on Noel Carroll's account of the monster and its role in horror films.

ng impure, Carroll elaborate in this way. Being an impure figure, a monster has to be interstitial, contradictory, incomplete, or formless. An interstitial monster is the monster that conflates catego ...

(2 pages) 68 1 4.0 May/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

HOW SHOULD WE ACT AS LEADERS IN THE COMMUNITY? A comparison between Nicollo MAchiavelli's theories for leadership and those of the Catholic Church

is that the Church's central idea of a leader is "what a leader does is what a leader is". This is contradictory to Machiavellian principle which suggests that a leader must learn to deceive, lie and ...

(5 pages) 195 1 2.9 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

In Hamlet by Shakespeare, the implications of double meanings and deceptions are conglomerated in such a way that a literary cycle is circumvented.

for it to be valued when a resolution occurs. Shakespeare incorporates asides in Hamlet to create a contradictory mood, and then counters with play wide themes to serves as lighthouses for the murky w ... wide themes to serves as lighthouses for the murky waters of literary dubiety.The paradox of having contradictory moods is purposely perpetuated by Shakespeare constant manipulation of the King. ?With ...

(3 pages) 48 0 4.2 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

The Stone Paradox: Can God Be Omnipotent?

Mavrodes starts off by saying that the mere phrase "a stone too heavy for God to lift" is in itself contradictory. This is because if we assume gods to be omnipotent then it would not make sense to sa ... ows that arguments intended to prove that God is not omnipotent fail because they are in themselves contradictory.

(2 pages) 44 1 1.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Vietnam Term Paper

tives in Vietnam.While the information presented in the Pentagon Papers is oftentimes confusing and contradictory, there are a few major points that resonate throughout and which establish a number of ...

(14 pages) 138 0 4.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

The theories and principals of Karl Marx, and the effect his ideas have had on the world today.

amount of nonsense. It is impossible, in one assignment, to do justice to anything as complex (and contradictory) as Marx's thought. What follows is a brief summary of what Marx was trying to say. Yo ...

(2 pages) 294 1 4.1 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

A poem that flows nicely and is about Charlemagne. Charlemagne was the first Holy Roman Emperor. This poem details his life, trumphs, defeats, and much more.

all,He was a peaceful fellow,Using as a last resort, brawls,Could be fierce, could be mellow,Rather contradictory his character was,Princes forced to kneel before him,'Cept when his mother orders him, ...

(1 pages) 57 0 4.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

Nobility and Violence: Chivalry in Medieval Europe. French and English chivalry examined, its origins, institutions, and guiding philosophies. Primarily the work of Painter and Kaueper contrasted.

son for the multiple interpretations is the vast divide between the two facets of chivalry; the two contradictory tenets of noble behavior and thoughtless violence. On one hand, a chivalrous knight wa ...

(9 pages) 111 0 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

What is the proper role of government?

uman nature to crave power and likewise, to want to obey. Though these two characteristics may seem contradictory, I believe they are consistent with the foundations of government in general terms. Go ...

(3 pages) 120 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

This essay is about the Duke Vincentio in Measure for Measure. He is described as the old fantastical Duke of dark corners.

The character of the Duke is portrayed by Shakespeare as a very complex, hypocritical and contradictory character. To many critics, he is conveyed as a Machiavellian Prince, using others for ... the same time trying to appear righteous to Isabella.In conclusion, the character of the Duke is a contradictory one, professing to be a pious Friar and then lying to and deceiving others. He uses th ...

(6 pages) 88 0 4.1 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

R.S Thomas's views on God .

eems that he is a firm believer in God and a true Christian. It appears, however, that Thomas has a contradictory view on God, as several occasions throughout his poems, he shows a distinct lack of fa ... RS Thomas writes both in support of and against God. This presentation has shown that RS Thomas has contradictory views when writing about God, sometimes even within one poem. This could be done inten ...

(11 pages) 39 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Story of My Body" by Judith Ortiz Cofer, and "Never Just Pictures" by Susan Bordo.

ppearance are directly connected? Most of us would think that our body and our identity are somehow contradictory, but the reality is another. Our body and identity are both shaped by the media and in ... n order to feel comfortable, but they also tell us to restrict ourselves and stay in fashion. These contradictory ideas play with the consumer and sometimes drive them crazy. In most of the cases crea ...

(5 pages) 116 0 3.8 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Christianity is based on errors and omissions.

than are preached by the most holy texts. It is an institution in which the most Holy Scripture is contradictory, and wherein the Supreme Being, by the very definition, cannot exist. Christianity is, ... that certain writers of the Bible had differing views on Christianity.The Christian Bible is highly contradictory, not just to modern day Christian beliefs, but in and of itself. Today's society is of ...

(5 pages) 46 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

A legal analysis of Canadian laws regarding censorship.

een able to establish a happy median and this has caused Canada's censorship and privacy laws to be contradictory at best. If all of the accessible information is reviewed, it can be seen that censors ... e act was solely to allow society general freedoms in thought and practise so long as they were not contradictory to Canadian law. This has changed a lot within the last few years through amendments a ...

(10 pages) 73 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Shakespeare's Othello critique: A personal interpretation and stage direction ideas.

Othello is a complex and contradictory character and therefore it is important in examining his individual persona to account ...

(8 pages) 88 0 5.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

How does the film Chinatown endeavour to alter the hard boiled detective genre, give a brief discription.

belief that a noir film must be shot in black and white. To many the idea of a "colour noir" seems contradictory, however Chinatown proves that noir films are rather a state of mind and don't require ...

(3 pages) 74 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Age Discrimination.

ch adults under the age of 21 cannot purchase or consume alcohol legally. This law seems completely contradictory to me. I don't understand how our government can give us the right to choose our leade ...

(5 pages) 222 0 3.6 Oct/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

"The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia" By Edmund S. Morgan.

pth book written about Virginia's colonial experience. The emphasis of Morgan's book centers around contradictory institutions of slavery and freedom. He argues that Virginians' definition of freedom ...

(1 pages) 61 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History