Essays Tagged: "Tradition"

Christianity and the old testiment

the beliefs that have run in their families for generations. Not many children break away from the traditional religion in their family because it has been practiced and influenced for many years. If ... because it has been practiced and influenced for many years. If one should participate in breaking tradition, he could be challenged by the family to show reasoning behind the change(Kaplan 258). In ...

(2 pages) 116 3 3.9 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Strictly ballroom

room? follows the activities of Scott Hastings, who is a promising dancer. He has learnt the strict tradition of the ballroom steps from Kendal?s Dance Studio which his parents own and the whole film ... he conformity ballroom dancing demands competition.Scott?s influenced by Australian culture and the tradition of Federation ballroom dancing. Ballroom dancing is all about glamour and winning, they do ...

(5 pages) 125 0 4.1 Mar/2002

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

"Let People Decide Their own Fate: Free Market Bioethics" Discusses the benefits of allowing people (not government) to make their own decisions regarding cloning and bioengineering.

and application of biotechnology.Disease has been around for as long as time has been recorded. The tradition has been for people to suffer with whatever diseases are sent their way. Some opposed to b ... d not need divorce to dump their first wives for trophies. Childbirth and disease did the trick. In traditional societies, divorce, abandonment, annulment, concubinage, and polygamy - not high tech me ...

(3 pages) 136 0 3.9 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

about clinging to traditions in "A Moment before The Gun Went off" and "The Lottery,"

efore The Gun WentOff' and 'The Lottery,' there is the situation inwhich a group of people cling to traditions veryblindly. In both stories the traditions are so duginto the people's way of life that ... e within these communities.Furthermore, the members of the community no longereven remember why the traditions were set up in thefist place. They follow the traditions simplybecause their predecessors ...

(3 pages) 120 2 4.4 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

What is orientalism?

iteoccidental/ non occidentalIn a very detailed and structured study of the orient (behavior, habit,tradition ...) we document a large amount of fact and data. All compile ina general study they produ ...

(2 pages) 126 0 2.1 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Critisism by four of 'The Sick Rose' by William Blake

re identifies psychological, philosophical, and genetic interpretations (connected to 'mythological tradition') as 'aiming outwards.' These approaches find the meaning of the text in the relationship ... s all the elements necessary to our identifying these verbal artifacts, we do not have to resort to traditions or symbols found outside the text' (44). Thus, 'The Sick Rose' is a self-sufficient text. ...

(4 pages) 163 0 2.8 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Two brands of nihilism

As philosopher and poet Nietzsche's work is not easily conformable to thetraditional schools of thought within philosophy. However, an unmistakable concern withthe role of r ... mistakable concern withthe role of religion and values penetrates much of his work. Contrary to the traditionbefore him, Nietzsche launches vicious diatribes against Christianity and the dualisticphil ... .NihilismThroughout his work Nietzsche makes extensive use of the term "nihilism". Intexts from the tradition prior to Nietzsche, the term connotes a necessary connectionbetween atheism and the subseq ...

(6 pages) 138 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

A Continuous Decline in India, Without Modernization

of India will increase tremendously, even if the price India has to pay is a change in culture, and tradition.India has remained financially stagnant since its beginnings. One may argue that non-moder ... itional prices India will have to pay to be able to modernize, including: (1) a loss of culture and tradition; (2) probable religious conflicts; (3) loss of caste; (4) social divisions; and, of course ...

(4 pages) 143 0 4.7 May/1994

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Untraditional Traditions

Nontraditional TradtionsWe live in an age in which it is hard to spend time together as a family. Many ... d. We are dealing with new definitions and characterizations of the idea of family. Some of us have traditional families. Some families have divorced, single, and/or remarried parents, creating a rath ... circumstances, many of us honestly don't know how to celebrate together. We may even see the word 'tradition' as something stultifying and old, having no meaning for or application to us personally; ...

(3 pages) 81 1 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

A synopsis of the similiarities and differences of the emergent theory and the reductionist theory in explaining the world

es in this world, and anything can be understood by reducing it to its ultimate components. In this tradition the whole is defined in terms of its parts. The emergent theory argues that properties and ...

(2 pages) 62 1 3.0 Sep/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Brief essay summerizing the literary work The Lottery, also provides an analysis of characterization.

The LotteryThe Lottery is a story of a small farming community and a sick tradition that they follow each year. When the story starts off, the reader is unaware of the events ... s in a small farming community which is in the older days because they feel the need to carry out a tradition in order to have a good crop for that year. For the theme, the story follows a theme that ...

(1 pages) 173 0 3.7 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

En stil om de realistiske aspekter i Frk. Smillas Fornemmelse for sne.

e social-realistiske og -kritiske, men man ville lyve hvis man sagde at romanen følger denne tradition: formålet med bogen er hverken at beskrive samtiden, eller som i arbejderlitterature ...

(5 pages) 23 0 1.7 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Explain how Andrew Marvell uses allegory and/or classical allusion to direct the reader's response to history in one or more of his civil war poems'.

t the poem helps to confirm the conveyance of feeling.This poem appears to have been written in the tradition of Ovid's pastoral allegory. Bruce King in his book Marvell's Allegorical Poetry comments: ... Marvell's Allegorical Poetry comments:Even if we were not aware of allegorisations of Ovid and the tradition of pastoral allegory, we would be forced by the pressure of Marvell's language to see a re ...

(5 pages) 72 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

An analysis of Hemingway's style in Soldier's Home.

he soldier's welcome was over, and also lost faith in the comforting institutions of family values, tradition, and religion. Because of his unique tie to Krebs, the story flows easily and comes to lif ...

(5 pages) 212 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Ernest Hemingway

Analysis and summery of MCDP 2, Leading Marines.

ave a great expectation to live up to, and as commissioned officers we must absolutely carry on the tradition of excellent leadership that has come before us. This leadership comes in many forms under ... ne, similar indoctrination, "every Marine a rifleman", and our maritime heritage make up the Marine tradition.The second chapter of Leading Marines is titled Foundations. It lays out the foundation of ...

(8 pages) 113 0 3.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

The Lottery, a response to the short story 'The Lottery' written by shirley jackson (1919-1965) Thesis statement: The people of the community have no real knowledge of this barbaric ceremony.

eal knowledge of this ceremony. It seems ridiculous that a community would cling to such a barbaric tradition, especially when they don't even know the correct way to do it. It becomes apparent this c ... points in the story that show these people know nothing of the lottery's history.First of all, this tradition has been slowly peeled away for centuries. The actual modern ceremony was obviously more s ...

(2 pages) 290 0 2.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

A Marketing Analysis of County Galway

ket County Galway: it already viewed by its locals as having a rich heritage and it is seen in long tradition nationally as the Cultural Capital of Ireland.In the course of this essay, I want to exami ... could thrive well into the coming years and beyond. Galway is seen as a great centre of culture and tradition and marketers need to focus the attention of the target market onto this.8) Marketing Mix ...

(23 pages) 403 1 4.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

What are three types of history according to German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche? And what are some advantages and disadvantages of these three types?

history include interest in individuality, building identity as individuals but also collective in tradition and religion. On page 20 and 21 Nietzsche also talks about the disadvantages of such histo ...

(1 pages) 52 0 3.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

"If thought corrupt language, language can corrupt thought", this is a statemnt from an essay "politics and the English language"written by George Orwell.

"Politics and the English language" written by George Orwell. He says, " A bad usage can spread by tradition and imitation". The whole essay is mocking other writers on their language usage. He claim ...

(4 pages) 218 0 4.4 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Cultural leftovers from our past civilizations. Alexander the Great. Greece's influence on today's architecture and education.

e in the way. This idea is very practical, today we don't carry swords but we do still carry on the tradition of getting on a horse from the left.One more idea that Alexander used in his days of battl ... reetlights. And addresses were first seen in the great city of Venice.One of the greatest inherited traditions of our past is the Olympics. The very first Olympics were held in Olympia in 776 BC, in h ...

(6 pages) 105 0 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History