Essays Tagged: "Paradox"

God's Law vs Human Law in Great Expectations

tween God's law and human law is one of several topical themes that Charles Dickens addresses. This paradox regularly surfaces in his treatment of plot and setting, and is more subtlety illustrated in ...

(5 pages) 112 0 4.7 Feb/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Mactbeth. Power is the Paradox

Power Is The ParadoxPeople have a hard time getting what they want; in fact, the things they want can be incompat ... ble. At the same time, the two are able to decline together. I myself have felt the problem of this paradox. Much of my power makes me uncomfortable. For example, when I have to make important decisio ...

(4 pages) 41 0 4.3 Jan/1996

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

Vinegar

itchen. I knew the place for everything, and I knew the uses of most everything. There was only one paradox, in my knowledge of the kitchen: vinegar. My mother had one bottle of vinegar for as long as ...

(3 pages) 37 0 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Truth, freedom, love, clear perception, purity, transcendence, and enlightment. It all attains the ultimate happiness

The Journey.]The one single truth of reality is not measured or distinguished -- it is the ultimate paradox. The journey by which one achieves this truth can be a journey of increasing realizations of ... of paradoxes, and finally, freedom from the bubble of limitation of a mind that would perceive such paradoxes as paradoxes in the first place.Truth is the same as spiritual feeling. Of spiritual perce ...

(9 pages) 192 0 5.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Persuasive Essays Are Pointless

convince people to do was to refuse to write a persuasive essay ever again. I faced a kind of moral paradox with this, though. If I wrote a persuasive essay telling people not to write persuasive essa ...

(5 pages) 788 13 4.9 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

MARTIN LUTHER AND THE REFORMATION 16TH CENTURY

papacy and after many theological conflicts, he tried to reconcile with the church. But this was a paradox not to endure because in his later years, Luther waged a continual battle with the papacy. M ...

(6 pages) 259 3 4.7 Aug/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Stone Paradox: Can God Be Omnipotent?

ed. Specifically, God's omnipotence is challenged by a puzzle concocted by philosophers called the "paradox of the stone." The paradox follows that if God is omnipotent, than he can make a stone such ... a stone and does not have the power to lift it than God is not omnipotent. On the other end of this paradox we could say that God cannot make a stone that he cannot life because he is omnipotent. Agai ...

(2 pages) 44 1 1.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Life is one big paradoxical workplace

A paradox is a being, object, or situation said not to be true, but it is true. I work almost everyday ... not to be true, but it is true. I work almost everyday in a workplace outside of school where these paradoxes come up commonly time to time. One paradoxical situation most common is when customers ask ... raising their voice with me when I don't have manager powers to do certain tasks. The least common paradoxical situation, but most annoying is when a customer wants me to ring them up on the register ...

(2 pages) 46 1 4.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Man is a social being and can never live a mundane routine always. Man undergoes different swings and moods in his daily life. Hence,the saying "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" holds very true. Discuss.

e whole day.Ironically,his marks never used to show the efforts he used to take.The reason for this paradox was that he always kept poring into books .He never used to take even a small interval of re ...

(1 pages) 52 1 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Free-Will in Macbeth.

roblematic and ordained way, which essentially leads to his downfall. With this path came the great paradox; reminiscent of the fundamental question of the chicken before the egg, was it the knowledge ...

(4 pages) 63 1 5.0 Apr/2003

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

National Security vs. Civil Liberties.

the ways to most effectively deal with the security concerns faced by Americans today.There is a paradox in American theories of democracy and freedom. As the United States has fought abroad in th ...

(2 pages) 160 1 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

"Mending Wall" by Robert Frost.

ties. The most interesting statement in this poem: "Good fences make good neighbors" (line 25) is a paradox, which attracts our attention and lead us to further discussion on Frost's intention to writ ...

(10 pages) 381 1 4.8 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Bodiless Gifts.

Bodiless Gifts"What a paradox, what a cruelty, what an irony, there is here- that inner life and imagination may lie dull ...

(4 pages) 29 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Federalism and the French Canadian - Pierre Trudeau.

Pierre Trudeau was always a bit of a paradox. He grew up in a bilingual household in a bilingual city in the only francophone political s ...

(6 pages) 50 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

In "The Sun Rising," by John Donne, there are many metaphysical characteristics.

Donne, there are many metaphysical characteristics. These characteristics are made up primarily of paradoxes and conceits. The theme also contributes to these metaphysical characteristics.The paradox ... ; this is also personification because the sun is given speech, a characteristic of humans. Another paradox that uses personification is on line 12, "Why shouldst thou think?" on this line the speaker ...

(2 pages) 73 0 1.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This analyzes two works that describe ancient rome from a philosophical point of view.

ife was truly like, when reflecting on these two pieces together a person, he or she should see the paradox and get an idea of what Roman life was like. Pliny was enthralled by the beauty and splendor ...

(3 pages) 128 6 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Independence Shawl: The Unveiling Of A Hidden Paradox Based on Independence Hall in American Memory (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002) by Charlene Mires

Are We There Yet?Independence Shawl: The Unveiling Of A Hidden ParadoxBased on Independence Hall in American Memory (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002) by Cha ... ned. What some tourists and regular citizens alike do not realize is that there is in fact a hidden paradox that lies in the wonder that is Independence Hall. It was not only a place to fight for chan ... ple gathered to maintain stability and unity, such as during war-time. Thus, Independence Hall is a paradox in itself, a place for change but at the same time, stability. People visited, and still do ...

(8 pages) 59 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Macbeth. Significant quotes and their meanings from Acts 1-5.

is fair," is stated in line 10 by the witches in the opening of the play. The significance of this paradox is that it sets us up for the doubleness of the play. It means what is fair to the witches i ...

(13 pages) 90935 0 4.3 Dec/2003

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

The Northern Irish Conflict. Details the efforts made towards resolution and possible future solutions

The conflict in Northern Ireland is in many ways a paradox. The region has adequate resources and, although it has been a rather marginal area of the B ...

(15 pages) 215 2 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Persausive essays are pointless

convince people to do was to refuse to write a persuasive essay ever again. I faced a kind of moral paradox with this, though. If I wrote a persuasive essay telling people not to write persuasive essa ...

(5 pages) 154 4 3.6 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education