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  • Thomas Jefferson: The Man, The Myth, and The Morality

    Thomas Jefferson: The Man, The Myth, and The Morality

    Thomas Jefferson was a man of the greatest moral character who has been excoriated routinely over the last 30 years by historical revisionists and presentists. His commitment to America and his vast contributions to the framing of society as it is today are overlooked in favor of base analysis of his character that, while not flawless, is that of a morally upright person who has deeply held convictions and lives by them. Jefferson was

    Essay Length: 737 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Fonta
  • The Diversity Myth

    The Diversity Myth

    The idea that "diversity" is one of the country's great strengths is now so firmly rooted that virtually anyone can evoke it, praise it, and wallow in it without fear of contradiction. It has become one of the great unassailably American ideas, like democracy, patriotism, the family, or Martin Luther King. The President of the United States glories in diversity. In May, 1995, in a message recognizing the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo, William Clinton

    Essay Length: 5,494 Words / 22 Pages
    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Mikki
  • George Washington - Founding Father?

    George Washington - Founding Father?

    George Washington became President in 1789 and since then has been regarded as America's "Founding Father"(10). This grand and hero-like status is said to have "began gravitating to Washington six months before the Declaration of Independence, when one Levi Allen addressed him in a letter as ‘our political Father.'"(10). The preservation of Washington's role as a national hero has been allowed by authors and the media omitting his many flaws as if they had either

    Essay Length: 1,218 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Wendy
  • The Myth of the Earnings Yield

    The Myth of the Earnings Yield

    A very slim minority of firms distribute dividends. This truism has revolutionary implications. In the absence of dividends, the foundation of most - if not all - of the financial theories we employ in order to determine the value of shares, is falsified. These theories rely on a few implicit and explicit assumptions: (a) That the (fundamental) "value" of a share is closely correlated (or even equal to) its market (stock exchange or transaction) price

    Essay Length: 1,020 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 11, 2009 By: July
  • Creation Myth

    Creation Myth

    Good vs. Evil In the beginning all was dark. The universe stood still, just like a huge boulder. God stood one day, above all, staring at this unmoving mass. ВЎВ§A great waste of space,ВЎВЁ He thought, and with this thought still in mind He went into his great kitchen to bake light. The light was ready, finally for it took many years, light isnВЎВ¦t very easy to create. Got took in and hurled it at

    Essay Length: 823 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 22, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Myth on Why We Have Volcanoes

    Myth on Why We Have Volcanoes

    Why We Have Volcanoes It's 79 A.D in Pompeii. The day started out like every other day did. The market was swarming with people, the slaves were hard at work, and the children were learning the family business. Suddenly, smoke and reddish fire started flowing from the mountain that had watched over the city for centuries. No one knew what was going on. Everyone started praying to the God of mountains, his name was Heterozygous.

    Essay Length: 484 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Constructive Criticism: The Myth

    Constructive Criticism: The Myth

    Criticism is given by many, yet received well by few. What plausible reason could exist for this human characteristic? Most people would simply say that destructive criticism hurts everyone and that constructive criticism does not hurt. This seems to be the case on the surface, but, when examined more closely, a different conclusion is drawn. Constructive criticism does not exist. Constructive criticism is only perceived as constructive by the person giving it, yet it is

    Essay Length: 386 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: Janna
  • Blood Images Found in Macbeth

    Blood Images Found in Macbeth

    Blood Images found in Macbeth "For brave Macbeth-well he deserves that name- / Disdaining fortune, with his brandish’d steel / Which smok’d with bloody execution, / Like valor’s minion carv’d out his passage…" (Act I, Scene 2, Lines 19-21) Blood is symbolic of bravery and courage in this passage. Bloodshed for a noble cause is good blood. However, Macbeth’s character changes throughout the play are characterized by the symbolism in the blood he sheds. Before

    Essay Length: 798 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: Mike
  • Fallacy of the Founding Fathers

    Fallacy of the Founding Fathers

    “We hold these Truths to be self evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights...” When the delegates composed the Declaration of Independence they wrote it in reference to all rich white men, not humanity in general. Sure, a few of the founding father such as Madison didn’t agree with slavery but none of them took the step towards abolishment... And women’s rights? Out of

    Essay Length: 510 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Top
  • Founding Father

    Founding Father

    Summary Alexander Hamilton was most likely born on January 11, 17, although the exact year of his birth is unknown. Hamilton was born on the Caribbean island of Nevis or St. Kitts to Rachel Fawcett and James Hamilton, but he spent the majority of his youth on the island of St. Croix. His formal education as a child was minimal. When his mother died in 1768, Hamilton took his first job as a clerk in

    Essay Length: 1,039 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Anna
  • Privatization a Money Saving Myth

    Privatization a Money Saving Myth

    Paper 1 Proposal Course ADP 310 Privatization a money saving myth With less and less funding from the government for public education, many school district around the country facing higher energy cost and rising fuel prices to operate buses, find themselves looking for ways to reduce budget spending. One of the ways school districts are trying to deal with this problem is to privatize services, such as cafeteria worker, cleaning services, and contracting of transportation

    Essay Length: 594 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Tommy
  • The Pygmalion Myth

    The Pygmalion Myth

    The play of Pygmalion, written by George Bernard Shaw is an appropriation of the famous story of Pygmalion in Ovid's Metamorphoses. The main character of the tale, as the title suggests, is Pygmalion. Pygmalion, repulsed by the apparently loose and reprehensible lives of the women of his era, decides to live unaccompanied and unmarried. Using his exceptional skills as an artisan and sculptor, he fashions a statue made from ivory. His work is regarded

    Essay Length: 714 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Victor
  • The Myth of Perseus

    The Myth of Perseus

    The myth of Perseus and his slaying of the only mortal Gorgon, Medusa has its origins in Greek mythology which portray the ancient Greek societies social values, expectations and punishments. It denotes coming of age, and growing old; beauty and ugliness; the mystery of love and marriage; and indicates the use of alienation as a form of repentance or punishment. The myth of Medusa is a tale of Perseus, son of Danae, and grandson of

    Essay Length: 924 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Roman Empire Founded by Augustus Caesar

    The Roman Empire Founded by Augustus Caesar

    The Roman Empire, founded by Augustus Caesar in 27 B.C. and lasting in Western Europe for 500 years, reorganized for world politics and economics. Almost the entirety of the civilized world became a single centralized state. In place of Greek democracy, piety, and independence came Roman authoritarianism and practicality. Vast prosperity resulted. Europe and the Mediterranean bloomed with trading cities ten times the size of their predecessors with public amenities previously unheard of courts, theaters,

    Essay Length: 871 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: David
  • Founding Brothers Cliff Notes

    Founding Brothers Cliff Notes

    Preface: The Generation Some people thought that American independence was Manifest Destiny, '"'Tom Paine, for example, claimed that it was simply a matter of common sense that an island could not rule a continent.'"' But for the most part, triumph of the American revolution was improbable, and therefore it is a remarkable event in history. No one expected that Britain, the strongest country in the world would be defeated by the colonies, and that America"'"s

    Essay Length: 283 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Women in Politics - Have They Finally Found Their Voice in Leadership?

    Women in Politics - Have They Finally Found Their Voice in Leadership?

    Women in Politics: Have they finally found their voice in leadership? Women have struggled since the beginning of time for one simple American right, equality. Leaders like Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt, Elizabeth Statton, and Mary Church Terrell spent if not their entire life, a great majority of it protesting and fighting for the rights of women. Yes, suffrage is a thing of the past, but it took 72 years of perseverance, courage, and

    Essay Length: 698 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Mike
  • Edgar Degas, Man the Myth the Artist

    Edgar Degas, Man the Myth the Artist

    It is in his concepts of man versus himself, his studying of light, capturing a moment and use of large shapes to flatten space that makes Edgar Degas an impressionist. In comparison to his peers, Degas has a tight style of painting and defined, characterized, figures; yet, it is not style that defines impressionism: “Unlike realism, impressionism rarely responded to politics… impressionist painters preferred genre subjects, especially scenes of leisure activities, entertainment and landscape, and

    Essay Length: 656 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Compare and Contrast Genisis Vs. Native American Myths

    Compare and Contrast Genisis Vs. Native American Myths

    How did we get here? What higher being created us? There are many sides to this question; there are many answers. How do we know which one is true, we don't, we just know that we have to believe in what we think is true and have faith that, that is what really happened. The purpose of this essay is to distinguish the similarities and differences between two of the most common creations here in

    Essay Length: 640 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: July
  • Understanding the Vampire Myth in Slavic Cultures

    Understanding the Vampire Myth in Slavic Cultures

    In seeking to understand the vampire myth in Slavic cultures I found myself intrigued by the essay, Forensic Pathology and the European Vampire, exclusive to Alan Dundes's, The Vampire: A Casebook. Within this essay, an enticing and new interpretation of the vampire is offered by historian, Paul Barber. Uniquely, Barber approaches the vampire myth with the notion that " most if not all of the beliefs surrounding the vampire can be explained in terms of

    Essay Length: 739 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 28, 2009 By: Edward
  • The Beauty Myth

    The Beauty Myth

    The Beauty Myth Modern times have revealed a more tolerant attitude expressed by society towards those who in the past have been seen as lower class. This included people of other races, of mental disability, those in poverty, diseased, the elderly, children, and women. However, underneath this false sense of tolerance and the “standard belief” that women and men are created equal is the beauty myth. The Beauty Myth is everywhere in media and the

    Essay Length: 1,373 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Steve
  • The Founding Fathers

    The Founding Fathers

    The United States' Founding Fathers had a difficult task in creating a new type of government that would protect peoples rights and states all while giving the states enough powers for the federal government. The Constitution was approved by the states and passed into law after arguments and solutions at the Constitutional Convention. The Founding Fathers helped ratify the Constitution at the Constitutional Convention. Some of the Founding Fathers towards the Constitution were Thomas Jefferson,

    Essay Length: 535 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Artur
  • Albert Camus's the Myth of Sisyphus

    Albert Camus's the Myth of Sisyphus

    The Human Condition Does life ever seem pointless and discouraging? In Albert Camus's "The Myth of Sisyphus," Camus describes the correlation between Sisyphus's fate and the human condition. In the selection, everyday is the same for Sisyphus. Sisyphus is condemned to rolling a rock up a mountain for eternity. Camus's "The Myth of Sisyphus" forces one to contemplate Sisyphus's fate, how it relates to the human condition, and how it makes the writer feel about

    Essay Length: 614 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Artur
  • Sacrifice in Greek Myth

    Sacrifice in Greek Myth

    It is a well-known fact that the Greeks of old practiced sacrifice. Many believe that they also practiced human sacrifice. However, not many can say to what extent or for what specific purposes where such sacrifices made. Very few historical texts are available depicting the true nature of these sacrifices and whether or not they played a role in the everyday society of ancient Greece. Our best depictions of ancient Greek history can be found

    Essay Length: 1,373 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Anna
  • Who Founded Jainism and Why

    Who Founded Jainism and Why

    Jainism was founded by Mahavira in the sixth century B.C. at the age of thirty when he set out on a religious quest. During Mahavira’s thirteenth year of being on his quest he gained supreme knowledge and from then on he preached about Jainism until his death thirty years later. Mahavira was the last of the twenty four teachers which were also called Jina which means “conqueror” of the woes of existence. Mahavira was born

    Essay Length: 251 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Max
  • God: Man or Myth?

    God: Man or Myth?

    The existence of man, earth and universe was no accident. It does not seem likely that such an immense creation would be for no reason. How do we really know the origin of what we identify as our universe? What are the true characteristics of a god? Is the role of god only to create, or does god control fate? Has god given us a purpose or are we just simply here for his entertainment?

    Essay Length: 319 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Fatih

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