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From prehistoric times, stamina and strength were key to man's ability to find food and survive. As time went on, other ancient civilizations such as China, Egypt, Greece, and Rome adopted this practice known as phsycal education.
But, the Spartans and the Athenians were the first people to have any type of physical education programs.
Physical Education (abbreviated "PE") is definined as the process of education that develops the human body, specifically fitness and movement skills. PE helps you stay fit, healthy, and flexible. It can also prevent many diseases and lower your risk for getting a certain disease. Exercising can help your coordination and circulation.
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There are many methods to correct, control, or change children’s behaviour. In the past, the common tactic was physical punishment. Straus defined physical punishment as “the use of physical force with the intention of causing a child to experience pain but not injury for the purpose of correction or control of the child’s behaviour” (Straus cited in AlAnazi, (2008, p.8). In general, the physical punishment could range from hitting with heavy objects to mild spanking. Many societies had experienced physical punishment. Also, physical punishment has been still practiced in many countries such as Saudi Arabia. As AlAnazi, (2008, p.190) found that a bulk of young people 89% were subjected to...
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Recently, as the value of education is increasing, corporal punishment became hot issue on the world because there is no any appropriate answer about” Should corporal punishment be for discipline?” According to a history of corporal punishment of Wikipedia, the practice was recorded as early as c 10th Century BC in Míshlê Shlomoh. Even though corporal punishment is not correct way for discipline like people usually think, how the punishment has been used so far or why?
On a student’s cell phone, a teacher is caught hitting students with a thick stick. He continually hits everywhere from, the students’ hips to the head, harshly without a hesitation. This video is...
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The purpose of this paper was to understand what the best practice was for the utilization and application of restraints in the cognitively impaired. For this paper’s purpose, “cognitively impaired” will be defined as “altered cognitive function”, either temporary or permanent (Craven, 2013, p. 1214). The use and surrounding knowledge of restraints has undergone critical changes that affect nurses’ care plans and the patients’ therapeutic outcomes. According to the Joint Commission, all licensed healthcare professionals are to adhere to the guideline “that require restraints to be a part of the medical treatment after all less other appropriate disciplines have been consulted, and supporting...
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Corporal punishment is a method used to discipline someone by using physical force to inflict pain. Many parents are guilty of using physical force to discipline their children at least once in a child’s lifetime. Sometimes parents can get so caught up in being angry with the child that all they can think about is hitting the child to get the child to listen to them. This, however, may not be the best way to discipline a child. This essay will discuss the parenting styles that use corporal punishment, the negative effects of corporal punishment on children, how parents model the use of corporal punishment to their children, and how parents can positively discipline their children...
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Teaching Physical Education in an elementary school can be a rather difficult task. Even when the subject of PE is brought up in a casual conversation the general response is something to the effect of “all you do is roll the balls out and watch the kids play.” If the teacher does not keep things interesting, class participation will fall by the wayside.
There are many ways to combat this lack of understanding in PE. The teacher must always be able to relate classroom activities to the real world, higher order thinking must be involved and there must be an effective use of technology to keep students active. Effectively using technology in the classroom the teacher will be able to...
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The Use of Capital Punishment on Convicted Murderers is an Effective Method of Deterrance
Capital punishment is the legal infliction of death as a penalty for violating criminal law. The capital punishment debate, in the United States, has been ongoing for almost four hundred years. Opponents of capital punishment cite that it’s arbitrariness and the execution of the “innocent” as reasons why they oppose it. Supporters of capital punishment cite its roles of deterrence and retribution as reasons why they support it. Capital punishment should be imposed upon those who purposely take the life of another.
A strong voice in opposition to capital punishment comes from an organization...
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Laurentian UniversityCapital Punishment: Essay 4ENG 1705ELZakk BartschMarch 26 2008Zakk BartschDr. Helena Debevc-MorozEnglish 1705ELMarch 31st, 2008Lethal PunishmentThe death penalty, also known as capital punishment, is known as a primitive form of punishment, the deliberate execution of a criminal by the state for crimes committed against individuals and/or the state itself. Summary execution has been a part of human history for centuries as a way to deal with murderers, spies,...
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Physical Activity is undeniably good for everyone, not only does it keep you fit and healthy but when started at a young age, it can set up good habits for life. Sometimes however, people do not take care of their physical wellbeing, resulting in obesity and other eating disorders which can be detrimental to their health.
Obesity is the condition of being seriously overweight. It is now considered a global health epidemic by the World Health Organization (2000) (McDevitt & Ormrod, 2010). Physical activity is important to children in the middle childhood age group because a staggering amount of children have become overweight in the last few decades and teachers play a role in preventing...
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The adults surrounding American children should teach the kids about the importance of physical activity in their daily lives. Most importantly, children need to realize that maintaining an active lifestyle develops a safer and more practical way to stay healthy than dieting. Furthermore, when children practice a vibrant way of life, the odds of him/her acquiring an eating disorder later in life are smaller. Finally, history has proven that physical exercise in young people helps to keep the majority mentally focused in the classroom.In America, the popularity of fad diets has sky-rocketed, which...
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Music can be a big influence on the life of a person. To some people, music can tell a story. It inspires creations, and influences behaviors. Artists can use music to express themselves through. Different music styles and eras relate to different cultures and time periods. What some people are not aware of, though, is that music also influences a person physically. Listening to and playing music can improve brain efficiency and health; therefore, children should be exposed to music at a young age.
During an experiment, subjects were exposed to classical music and silence. Afterwards, subjects took a spatial IQ test. Electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings, which measure brain wave activity,...
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The phenomenon of light is one that physical science as we know it simply cannot explain. For thousands of years, man has wondered what exactly light is, but despite all of the attentions that people have paid to this question in trying to solve it, a definitive answer has not yet been discovered. Today, a common theory has it that light is both a wave and a particle, and can be both at the same time because all particles have wave like tendencies. Although this may seem like an outrageous conclusion for one to ever reach, it is not without some merit. Since the establishment of modern science and the scientific process, some experiments have shown results suggesting that light is a wave...
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Don't Make Me Count or Else!Almost every child has heard the quote: " Don't make me count or else," or at least a similar threat. Throughout the US and other countries, the use of corporal punishment has been a common and integrated part of rearing children; however, the topic has collided into a highly heated debate about the effectiveness. How effective is corporal punishment in our society today? Corporal Punishment is defined as "an act by a parent or other caretaker, which is intended to cause physical pain, but not injury, for purposes of correction or control" (Straus). Many may argue...
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Punishment is a brutal, severe feeling that has been around for centuries. Since the oldest civilizations till Today punishment has impact the world and how people live their life. Throughout generation to generation civilizations, countries have grown in crimes and punishment. Ancient punishments were harsher than Today’s punishments. In Middle ages, Ancient Greece and Rome, Mesopotamia they’d cruel punishments that were more harsher, severe than Today’s. In the oldest civilizations people were inhumane. They’d committed the most brutal punishments. Today, we have jails and a faster way to die without pain. Before any jails, or guns people we chopped, cut into pieces, burned to death or...
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The Function of Punishment
"Justice must not only be done but seen to be done". Most would agree
with this statement - the wicked must surely be punished (or should
they? - do two wrongs make a right?) but why is it so important that
the punishment must be seen to be done? To the utilitarian the answer
is simple - punishment must be witnessed in order to deter others from
committing the same act. Thus, to a utilitarian the perception of
punishment is seen as the main, or even the sole, justification for
punishment. Of course, if the wrongdoer is sent to prison for any
length of time he is incapacitated, and thus excluded from doing
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Humanity is complex, to say the least. We are capable of committing acts that can either be benevolent and selfless, or sickeningly heinous. One of the most renowned shows of cruelty at the hands of people are the various punishments dealt out by the Puritans. Arriving in the Northeast, their “purer” form of Catholicism significantly shaped the lives of Americans in the 17th and 18th centuries. To control their communities they used unjust and unnecessary means, all justified by their deluded religion.
To this day, the word “puritan” connotes both rigidity and a generally narrow view on life. The dictionary definition of Puritan (the capital refers to the actual religious group)...
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The manner, in which crime was punished in the Royal Navy, during the Georgian period, has often been the subject to great controversy and debate. When answering this question, it is important to consider contemporary sources so as to develop an accurate analysis. After examining various sources, it seems clear that the use of physical punishment was indeed necessary so as to constitute power over the seamen, particularly with limited alternatives available. It also becomes apparent that the Royal Navy’s reputation for flogging has been exaggerated, as N. Rodger observes, the violence used, ‘by the standards of Eighteenth Century.... were generally acceptable and even enlightened’.
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Korea, located on the Korean Peninsula in North-East Asia, consists of two separate states – North Korea and South Korea. What makes it a peninsula is the fact that it has the Yellow Sea on its western coast, the East China Sea on it southern coast, and the Sea of Japan on its eastern coast. Its neighbors, and only land access, are China to the northwest and Russia to the northeast. Occupying a land mass of over 84,000 square miles, Korea has a mixture of plains, mountains, and coastlines. The combination of such varied geography provides many elements to consider when analyzing Korea’s physical environment. This essay will seek to provide a general understanding of the geography,...
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Japan, the land of the rising sun, is a small country in East Asia. This essay will explain Japan's physical geography and Japan's topography. Japan's topography is the shape of the land and processes the have build the land. It includes the climate, rivers, volcanoes and earthquakes, islands and the location of Japan. Also, this essay will discuss the human use of and interaction with the land. This includes the agriculture, and fishing. Also, this essay will explain Japan's environmental issues; which include the common disasters, the acid rain, acid soil, and the water pollution.The island of Japan is located in eastern Asia and
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I. The Classroom Physical EnvironmentA. Observations1. Draw a map of the classroom. In your map include: clock, student desks, chairs, blackboards, computers, closets, shelves, learning centers, audio video equipment, bulletin boards, teacher's desk, plants, door, windows, animals, waste basket, pencil sharpener, tables, and other furniture and/or equipment,2. What is posted on the walls? How are displays arranged? Are people shown in the displays? List the different cultures or ethnic groups that are included in the displays.3. List the title and author of ten books that you see on the shelves.4. Describe the view seen through the windows.5....
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This research paper deals with a topic that I enjoy very much, golf. I wanted to research and see how people feel about the game of golf. For example what are their attitudes toward the game of golf and just basically find out their backgrounds and opinions on the game of golf. I found all this out by using some primary research methods that we discussed in class to gain valuable feedback for my final paper. First of all I broke down my thesis into a simple question and that question was is golf more of a challenge to people mentally or physically. Golf is a relaxing hobby but I also feel that it is the most difficult sport to master and perform at a high level every...
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The Physical Characteristics of a River
River Features are elements of the landscape produced by fluvial
processes-that is, the action of running water as it flows through the
channels forming the drainage network of a river basin, eroding,
transporting, and depositing sediment. (Source from Microsoft Encarta
A useful way to study a river is to look at its long profile and its
cross sectional profile. The long profile of a river is a section
drawn along the length of a river from its source to its mouth.
Usually, a long profile has three parts:
â— Upper course or mountain tract
â— Middle course or...
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The High Importance of Women’s Physical Attractiveness
The theme of fantasy versus reality is a central focus that reappears throughout the film 25th Hour directed by Spike Lee. In this film, the main character Monty is sentenced to seven years in jail for drug dealing. On Monty’s final day of freedom, his father proposes two options for him: driving to the prison to serve his sentence or fleeing to a town so he can make a new life for himself. While pondering on the second option, Monty construes a false view of a wonderful life filled with joy and happiness. He does not take into account however, that fugitive recovery agents will constantly be searching for him, making his life very...
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The young woman looks into the young man's eyes and realizes that they cannot get married and spend the rest of their lives together. They have absolutely nothing in common. They were just drawn together by mere physicality, and are not attracted to each other as a person because their backgrounds and personalities are far too incompatible. Questions begin to circulate on the role of personality in relationship, how much of a role does it play and why is it important to communicate clearly our personalities in a relationship?
In today's society with all the need to look a certain way it seems that looks are all that matter. The purpose of my study is to determine if what's inside...
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Descartes and the Existence of Physical Objects
In his sixth meditation Descartes must return to the doubts he raised in his first one. Here he deals mainly with the mind-body problem and tries to prove whether material things exist with certainty. In this meditation he develops his dualist argument; by making a distinction between mind and body; although he also reveals that the are significantly related. He considers existence of the external world and whether its perception holds any knowledge of this world. He also questions whether this knowledge is real or is merely an illusion. He makes it quite clear how misleading and deceiving some external sensations can be.
In the beginning...
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Return of the Native is a novel written by Thomas Hardy and was published in 1878. It is part of Hardy's Wessex Novel and takes place in Edgon Heath which is an area rife with witchcraft and superstitions. Eustacia Vye, Diggory Venn, and Clym Yeobright are all main characters in Return of the Native. However, they all have different physical appearances and personality traits which causes other characters in the novel to react to them differently.
Eustacia Vye is originally from Budmouth but moves to Edgon Heath to live with her grandfather, Captain Vye. Eustacia is described as beautiful young woman and is compared to a goddess. She has "pagan eyes that are full of nocturnal mysteries"...
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VOLCANOES AND MOUNTAINSVolcanoes are mountains but they are very different from other mountains; they are not formed by folding and crumpling or by uplift and erosion. Instead, volcanoes are built by the accumulation of their own eruptive products lava, bombs (crusted over ash flows, and tephra (airborne ash and dust). A volcano is most commonly a conical hill or mountain built around a vent that connects with reservoirs of molten rock below the surface of the Earth. The term volcano also refers to the opening or vent through which the molten rock and associated gases are expelled.Driven by buoyancy and gas...
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Reviewing the Necessity of Punishment
"From 'On Crimes and Punishment'" by Cesare Beccaria is an excerpt from On Crimes and Punishment. In his address to the public, particularly those in political positions, Beccaria discusses the way we as a society choose to carry out the law. What he calls "useless severity" of punishment encompasses his thoughts on extremes such as capital punishment and the cruelties that we allow our government to inflict upon its own people in a failing attempt to bring order to our society. The death penalty has plagued our society for centuries, perhaps beginning with the idea of human sacrifice that has been turned around as a cycle of never-ending death and...
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The Unconstitutionality of Capital Punishment
Capital punishment is one of the most popularly debated topics in the nation today. Since colonial times, more than 13,000 people have been legally executed. A large percentage of these executions occurred during the early 1900's. In the 1930's, as many as 150 people were being legally executed every year. However, the number of executions started to decrease as public outrage became apparent. In 1996, thirty-seven states, including New Jersey, legalized the death penalty. Of the other thirteen states, Michigan abolished the death penalty in 1847, Minnesota in 1853, and Alaska and Hawaii never had the death penalty. Today, there are over...
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The Abolishment of Capital Punishment
Capital punishment has been part of the criminal justice system since the earliest of times. But opponents have argued that the death penalty is racist, economically unjustified, and in violation of the United States Constitution as "...cruel and unusual punishment" (“Chronology”). However, today much of the debate over capital punishment is about whether it is morally right to sentence a person who has committed a serious crime to death. This paper will address the moral issues in the controversy over whether capital punishment should be abolished.
The death penalty has been part of most of the world’s justice system since the beginning of...
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Americans have argued over the death penalty since the early days of our country. In the United States only 38 states have capital punishment statutes. As of year ended in 1999, in Texas, the state had executed 496 prisoners since 1930. The laws in the United States have change drastically in regards to capital punishment. An example of this would be the years from 1968 to 1977 due to the nearly 10 year moratorium. During those years, the Supreme Court ruled that capital punishment violated the Eight Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. However, this ended in 1976, when the Supreme Court reversed the ruling. They stated that the punishment of sentencing one to death does not...
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How would you feel a minute before the lethal injection, although you were sure about your innocence? This question relates to one of the oldest punishments in history - the death penalty. Capital punishment existed long before creation of its legal application in the court system. As countries developed, they brought capital punishment into their legal systems. The Bible was used by the English as a reference for executing offenders. Later on, capital punishment was incorporated in the USA legal system from the English Bill of Rights (Department of State's Bureau). Although the death penalty was abolished in 1972 in the USA, "[i]n 1976 Supreme Court authorized its resumption, allowing...
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In 1965, Robert Massie murdered mother of two Mildred Weiss in San Gabriel, Calif., during a follow-home robbery. Hours before execution, a stay was issued so Massie could testify against his accomplice. Massie's sentence was commuted to life when the Supreme Court halted executions in 1972. Receiving an undeserved second chance, Massie was paroled, but eight months later robbed and murdered businessman Boris Naumoff in San Francisco. (Pro-Death Penalty.com)In the scope of this paper, I offer a summary of the article "Capital Punishment" by
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At present, there are thirty-six states in the United States and over one hundred countries that have legislation enforcing capital punishment for crimes of murder or rape. In Canada the death penalty was abolished in 1976, due to the fact that it infringes on the rights of Canadians as documented by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.1 Also, there was much influence from the citizens of the country to debate this very serious topic. Capital punishment regardless of the crime committed is legally wrong, and represents a total disregard for human dignity. By...
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The clock ticks to 10:53. The late night has grown longer, and Troy Davis is strapped down to a gurney. If he is scared, he does not show it; he appears strong and resolute in what is undoubtedly a very daunting situation. “For those about to take my life,” he says, “may God have mercy on your souls” (“Georgia”). Davis has been on death row for over twenty years for killing a police officer. After every request and appeal has failed, the time has come for Davis to be executed by the state of Georgia. What is special about this case is that thousands around the globe refuse to believe that he is guilty (Curry). People have organized to demand that he be freed, or at least that his sentence be...
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The precise question at issue in this essay is the moral standing of capital punishment. Taking the teachings of the largest Christian denomination (Catholic) as a starting point, some say that the presentation of capital punishment in the Catechism of 1992 (#2266) differs surely in restrictiveness from the teaching of the Catechism of 1566. And that the revised Catechism of 1997 is even more restrictive. Leet's examine these ane other aspects of the morality of capital punishment.
The Catechism (1997) #2267 says, in part, "... the traditional teaching of the Church does not exclude recourse to the death penalty, if this is the only possible way of effectively defending human...
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The Morality of Capital Punishment
We find ourselves at a moment when considerable national attention is being given to the morality of capital punishment, so let's discuss it in detail in this essay.
Although preserving the death penalty is nowhere near the top of my moral concerns, I can think of no persuasive reason-save perhaps one, to which I will come-why a clearly guilty terrorist such as Timothy McVeigh should not be executed. But I think we are often confused about why it may be appropriate-a confusion that manifests itself in our willingness to give therapeutic "closure" to families of victims by allowing those family members to view the execution.
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The Problem of Capital Punishment
The issue of capital punishment is a divisive topic that encompasses many moral and empirical aspects of human justice. Ultimately, the key issue regarding the death penalty is as follows: is the death penalty an appropriate form of punishment for the United States of America’s judicial system to impose? This key issue incorporates the empirical and moral claims of the opponents both for and against capital punishment in America. The main empirical issues center on whether or not the death penalty is imposed with bias, whether it serves as deterrence for future crimes, and whether it is an economically beneficial option for the country. Moral...
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The Benefits of Capital Punishment
Justice is about enforcing consequences for one’s own actions to endorse personal responsibility and the notion of capital punishment does just that. Capital punishment is an effective and efficient method of deterring would be criminals and preventing criminals to commit more crimes. It is by far the oldest form of punishment in the world and remains in effect in many nations. Through discussing many arguments in support of capital punishment it is obvious why this method of punishment is so controversial and why it should remain in effect today, regardless of the negative criticism it garners.
Capital punishment has been used in the United...
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The Use of Memory
Memory is the vital tool in learning and thinking . We all use memory in
our everyday lives. Think about the first time you ever tied your shoe laces or
rode a bike; those are all forms of memory , long term or short. If you do not
remember anything from the past , you would never learn; thus unable to process.
Without memory you would simply be exposed to new and unfamiliar things . Life
would be absent and bare of the richness of it happy or sorrow. Many scientists
are still unsure of all that happens and what and how memory works. They are
certain , though , that it is involvement of chemical changes in the brain which
changes the physical structure...
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The Use of ICT
The rapid rise in the development and use of electronic technology in
recent years has affected communication system to a marked degree. At
Manchester airport electronic communication systems are being
increasingly used and the Airport has introduced computer system and
electronic equipment to improve both internal and external
Electronic Communication Methods used at Manchester Airport
Computer Reservation System
Contain information on customer details, availability of tickets,
flights and accommodation.
Staff can access other computers or one...
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One of the most productive and prosperous nations of the world is the United States of America. From an economical stand point, there has been an incredible amount of success for this country and an expected many more to come. However, there have also been economical stresses such as wars, recessions, and depressions. The Great Depression was perhaps the most tragic of these. William Carlos Williams connects his experience of the Great Depression through his short story “The Use of Force”.
William Carlos Williams during his lifetime (1883-1963) prospered not only in the medical field as a doctor for over 40 years, but also became a well known author and poet. He is known for his unique way...
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The Use of Referenda
A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a
direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or
reject a particular proposal. This may be the adoption of a new
constitution, a constitutional amendment, a law, the recall of an
elected official or simply a specific government policy.
There are many arguments for and against a referendum. Starting with
the positive aspects of a referendum, first of all, referendums are
the most legitimate form of political decision-making since it's the
vote of the people, which dictates the policy of their government in
relation to the issue in question....
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A metaphor is an influential feature of language. The use of metaphors is apparent in the world as it is used in contexts ranging from everyday conversations to literature to its application to scientific theories. However, achieving a standard understanding of a metaphor's theory or meaning, is difficult. This is because metaphors seems to straddle so many important boundaries: between language and thought, between understanding an individual word and understanding the relation between words, and between rational communication and mere causal association. Thus, many metaphors are open to a whole range of different interpretations, some of which may vary tremendously from one another. In A...
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At the end of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, Oedipus, king of Thebes, ends up banished forever from his kingdom. Additionally, Oedipus physically puts out his own eyes, for several reasons which will be discussed later. The question is: Did Oedipus deserve his punishments? There are many factors that must be considered in answering this, including how Oedipus himself felt about his situation. His blinding was as much symbolic as it was physical pain. After all factors have been considered, I think that only Oedipus' banishment was the necessary punishment..It is important to keep in mind the whole basic reasoning for...
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Background to The Problem
Change is unstoppable. We e3ither adapt or fossilize. This is the fact that applies, whether we are talking about change in our private or public lives. Change not only affects social institutions, like the family, but the world of work and our interpersonal and economic lives as well. In our Jamaican society today, unlike many years ago, it is notable that the society throughout the years has changed and gradually developed into a culture that emphasizes individualism- a " me, myself and I' phenomena....
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In his short story titled "The Lamp at Noon" Sinclair Ross discusses the idea that our physical environment can greatly affect the way we live our lives. It is evident in this story that the characters' lives are strongly influenced by their surrounding environment. The story is set in the barren Canadian prairies during the 1930's, when the "Dust Bowl" era took place. Right away this sets a solemn and depressing mood. "...the lower of the dust clouds made the farmyard seem an isolated acre, poised aloft a somber void." (1027) Paul and Ellen are a...