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Cape Fear, Then and Now Martin Scorsese's 1991 remake of the 1962 classic Cape Fear offers superb opportunities to compare American culture and values in two vastly different eras separated by a mere 29 years. The 1962 classic, directed by J. Lee Thompson, coming out of the pure and innocent '50s, was simple, straightforward and scary. Scorsese's version is more complex, sophisticated and . . . .

Story about a Yard Sale Purchase

ABSTRACT: A three-page story about a yard sale. The women want to buy a pair of shoes but the owner does not want to sell them to her sister.

NOT THOSE SHOES

The garage sale is going to be tomorrow. It will be a kind of family gathering. My daughter-in-law, Dilly, is providing the garage. Dilly and I are sorting through things to get ready . . . .

economic, social, and moral changes in America since the end of World War II

Introduction and Background

Since the end of World War II, the American people have seen an extraordinary change in the economic, social and moral priorities of the nation and its people. Three generations have grown up since the war, each positively and negatively influenced by their parents and social . . . .

Luther and Kant: Visions of Freedom

Freedom carries so many meanings, both denotations and connotations. Perhaps no concept has been hashed out more by western philosophers throughout the centuries. The ramifications of their arguments are vast: as "free" people, we lean heavily on the concept of freedom, but our laws and court cases constantly struggle to define what exactly we can and . . . .

Critique of Article: Health and Safety in the Engineering Classroom

The type of research is descriptive, to elicit statistics on how prevalent safety and health instruction is in the normal college engineering curriculum.

2. Yes, the problem is clearly stated. "The Professional Engineer's Code of Ethics includes the responsibility 'to hold paramount the public safety, health and . . . .

The Collapse of Enron

Enron used to be one of the world's largest publicly traded companies. Its assets at various junctures were valued at anywhere between $30 billion and $40 billion: greater than the gross national product, for some years, of Malaysia. Enron's primary bread and butter used to be energy trading. Enron would purchase and then sell various forms of energy, and although . . . .

Examples of Ethical Concerns in the Fitness Industry

Fitness professionals are responsible for helping improve their clients' health and fitness level. For example, if a professional violates this responsibility or deceives a client, he/she risks hurting the reputation of the fitness industry and also exposes the professional to a possible lawsuit.

The fitness industry is mainly . . . .

Thanks to the bold work of the Federalist Papers, the US Constitution was ratified in the late 1780's by the original 13 states. But this new nation would experience a myriad of other changes by the turn of the century. With a new political system, westward expansionism and manifest destiny would guide the new American spirit. Of the most significant transformations on the American landscape . . . .

The Life and Works of Andy Warhol

What is the most famous work of contemporary art? Some might say Salvador Dali's melting clocks, others might go back a bit earlier and say the "Sunflowers" painting of Van Gogh. But if you were to ask the average person on the street what artistic image truly springs to mind when they are asked what they think best represents contemporary art, that . . . .

James Baldwin grew up a neglected child. He was a black man in a white man's world--gay man who was trying to make his mark in the world of literature. "You write of your experiences," James Baldwin once said. James Baldwin wrote to overcome the barriers in his life.

To better understand the thematic importance of Paris and the room in this book, we need to begin with the author. . . . .

SOCIOLOGY--Differences Between Generations In Raising Their Kids

Since the end of World War II, the American people have seen an extraordinary change in the economic, social and moral priorities of the nation and its people. Three generations have grown up since the war, each positively and negatively influenced by their parents and social change. The choices made by each generation in . . . .

Twelve-Step Program to Escaping Dante's Hell

Dante's The Inferno paints an incredibly vivid picture of what Hell is like. The journey Dante undertakes in order to progress past his 'lost' stage and escape Hell can be likened to the 12-Step Program a recovering alcoholic must complete in order to finally escape from the clutches of drinking to excess. This paper endeavors to explore . . . .

What is it that Jews will face after death? How do Jewish ideas about the afterlife affect their attitudes toward death itself? This is a relatively more complicated question to answer than how the attitudes held by Christians about the afterlife affect their views toward death because in the case of Judaism there is no small amount of ambiguity.

Jewish beliefs about death cannot be . . . .

Roman Comedies - The Asses by Plautus and The Brothers by Terence

This paper discusses the two Roman Comedies, The Asses and The Brothers by Plautus and Terence respectively. The paper then proceeds to suggest the messages that the authors were trying to convey through these plays.

PLAUTUS AND TERENCE

The only surviving ancient Roman plays are the 21 comedies (one only in . . . .

While on the surface, our society has accepted the presence of gays and lesbians, still beneath that facade, lies intense prejudice and discrimination. Society has refused to grant them even some most basic rights such as adoption and foster-parenting. Florida and two other states have imposed strict ban on adoption by same-sex parents, assuming that, children in unconventional family settings . . . .

Let's begin by considering what satire is. The American Heritage College Dictionary describes satire as a literary work that attacks human vice or folly through irony, derision, or wit. Using this definition, we will focus on the manner in which Candide and Bourgeois Gentihomme make use of satire and comedy.

The most well known book by Voltaire is Candide, his amusing satire on . . . .

Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand, depicts interplay of two forces: regulated economic freedom and free-market system. This paper describes the philosophy and the practical stances of both the schools of thought within the context of events that occur in the book.

ATLAS SHRUGGED

Atlas Shrugged is a fictional account, which depicts the causes, the results, and the ultimate connotations . . . .

Teleological Suspensions & Jean-Paul Sartre

ABSTRACT: This is a paper on the topic of "Teleological Suspensions" and Jean-Paul Sartre.

ABRAHAM TO SACRIFICE OR NOT

The story of Abraham and Isaac is known throughout the world. The question that many may ask: Why was Abraham willing to sacrifice Isaac? This was murder so how could God ask Abraham to sacrifice Isaac? What . . . .

The film Instrument: Ten Years with the Band Fugazi, directed by Jem Cohen, at first seems, unlike many 'rock-us-mentaries,' to have no particular perspective upon its subject. But when a viewer looks at the film more closely and carefully applies a critical cinematic eye to the filmmaking process, a solidified interpretation begins to become clear. By not having an ostentatiously obvious ' . . . .

Different Views • Different Visions

Part I

New Lands∼ Old Ideas

The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries were the great age of European exploration in the New World. Spain concerned itself with South America and the Caribbean, while countries such as France and England turned northward to the great, unknown vastness of the North American continent. Men such as Verrazzano, . . . .

Employee Motivation, Rewards, and Driving Forces

Motivation is the study of what makes us do things. Every day we are faced with many decisions. What choice we make is the study of motivation. There are several theories of motivation, the theory of opportunity-cost is the most widely recognized. This paper will discuss the major forces that drive us and influence our decisions.

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Patient Rights in Judaism - Ethics of Judaic Law vs. a Jewish Patient's Medical Rights

This paper looks at the analysis of how the Judaic faith feels regarding the treatment of patients and whether the patient has a right over his own body. This looks into the philosophical ideal of the halahkah.

Ethics of Judaic Law vs. a Jewish Patient's Medical Rights

The law of the . . . .

Halakhah Social Structure & Israeli law

This paper looks at the Halakhah and Israeli law demonstrating how they have developed together, forming a social structure and creating a legal system that both supports social needs, but has also endured as one of the longest in history. Special attention has been paid to the social needs and concerns relevant to the subject of Jewish . . . .

HAWTHORNE'S BIRTHMARK AND YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN

INTRODUCTION

Hawthorne was born 1804 and brought up in Salem, Massachusetts to a Puritan family. When Hawthorne was four, his father died. After this incident he was mostly in the female company of his two sisters, an aunt and his retiring mother who was not close to her offspring. Hawthorne was known as a reserved personality but . . . .

Political thinkers throughout the ages have considered the meaning of citizenship and the relationship that does and/or should exist between the citizen and the state. The meaning of citizenship has been addressed in different ways by various schools of thought, beginning with the Greeks. Citizenship means the state of belonging to a collective, a state, and an important element that emerges . . . .

Nursing Image Analysis

Ever since the publication of Florence Nightingale's classic nursing textbook, Notes on Nursing (1859), nursing has been preoccupied with its image and status, not only within the healthcare environment, but also within society at large. One of the most influential factors in determining the public's opinion of nursing, and the image that many nurses have about . . . .

The Business of Ethics

The Importance of Ethics in the Global Marketplace

At no time in history has the expression, "It's a small world" been more true than it is today. Television, telephone, the Internet, and high-speed air travel have brought the peoples of the world together in a way in which they never have been before. In an instant, a man in New York can communicate with a . . . .

Gunnar Kaufman resides on both sides of the dualistic spectrum of black and white, us and them, self and other. In The White Boy Shuffle, Paul Beatty metaphorically and literally endows his protagonist with savior-like glory, for he manages to straddle the racial fence, albeit with inward and outward struggle. His poetry provides not only emotional outlets but also personal and cultural . . . .

Locke and Rousseau on the Question of Inequality

John Locke's Second Treatise of Government argues that "men are naturally free" (55). In other words, Locke believed that humans, in their natural state, and prior to the creation of civil society, would have been a kind of sovereign entity, possessing a set of natural rights prescribed by God and nature, and those rights would have . . . .

Both Henry James novella Daisy Miller and Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn contain internal rather than external climaxes. In other words, the turning point of both plots takes place primarily within the minds of the main protagonists. In other words, the climax is not motivated by an event outside of the mind and heart of the protagonist. It may seem strange to compare James' . . . .

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