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Why the Americans So Unhappy: Two Articles Review

According to the commentaries of both Eric Weiner and Juliet Schor, happiness may be so elusive. In summary, the aspects of pathos in this paper according to Eric Weiner and Juliet Schor have been included.
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Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame”

Life is both a scene of nothingness and one of infinity, and it is this duality that drives the characters in Beckett to desperation: "Endgame is a despairing study of despair".
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Socrates Apology Analysis

Socrates was only out to defend his philosophical views, not that he preferred death to life. These utterances are not from a soul convinced that death is better than life, if not so, he would [...]
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German Literature. Nietzsche and Spangler

In the writings published in 'unfashionable observations,' there is a general observation that Nietzsche criticizes the kind of society that has emerged in Germany.
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Plato’s Principles in Murray’s Book Real Education

Having based the main propositions of his work on the categories of inherent abilities and education of Plato's Philosophy, the contemporary American scientist adapted them to the present-day realities and used Plato's ideas as axioms [...]
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Behavior for Zeus in Lucian’s “Zeus Cross-Examined”

Zeus' opponent, Cyniscus, succeeds in setting traps for the god and becomes the unquestionable winner of the argument due to his eloquence and because of Zeus' wrong conduct and the disadvantageous position he adopts in [...]
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Augustine, Abelard and Heloise

Augustine, the film shows the perversion of free will and the fall to the inferior level of God's creation, Abelard would note that the true justice is executed in the film, whereas Heloise would focus [...]
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Greek Tragedy Vs Shakespeare Tragedy

In the play Antigone, it is an interesting fact that the actions taken by Creon, the King of Thebes, is unsolicited by the citizens of Thebes but hardly anyone has the courage to utter it.
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Plato’s “Meno”: On the Nature of Virtue

In 95c, the author assumes that Sophists are also not qualified to teach virtue, due to the fact that one of the respected philosophers is quite critical about those who make some promises and believes [...]
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Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

It is clear from the beginning of the story that McMurphy successfully feigns insanity to escape the hard work at the Pendleton Work Farm, "Do not overlook the possibility that this man might be feigning [...]
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American Literature and the American Dream

The difference in how the dream is defined lies in how one sees the shape and color of the concoction, whether the texture is just right for the shape of the taste buds assessing the [...]
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“The Leviathan” by Thomas Hobbes

In his famous work "The Leviathan", Thomas Hobbes refers to the natural mode of people's existence as "war of everybody against everybody", while suggesting that such war comes as a result of individuals taking a [...]
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“Single Minded” by Keith O’Brien

The first is that both are in a way predictions about the future of mankind.'Single Minded' is about people wanting to live alone and '1984' about the state of society being policed by a dictatorial [...]
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Role of Literature in Society

The scientific literature teaches us the rules of life, but most will not be met, and most knowledge will not be used in our everyday life. The balance of art literature and scientific one should [...]
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Orientalism and East and West Conflicts

Today, the lines are blurred as to determine whether it should be an east or west conflict as it could also be any form of war against one ethnic group by a whole nation or [...]
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Cicero and Plutarch’s Views on Friendship

He believed that befriending a man for sensual pleasures is the ideal of brute beasts; that is weak and uncertain with caprice as its foundation than wisdom. It is this that makes such carelessness in [...]
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Commonwealth in “Utopia” by Thomas More

The comment presents an issue of Utopia, the controversy of More's discussion that affects the commonwealth of the state that will be analysed to argue that the statement is true.
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Justice and Injustice in Medea’s and Socrates’ View

The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast how Medea and Socrates respond to injustice or unfair accusations. The following section discusses how Medea and Socrates respond or react to adversity by comparing [...]
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Monkey Novel as an Allegory of Buddhist Teachings

The purpose of this paper is to explain why Monkey is an allegory of Buddhist teachings in the selected novel. The reader also observed that Tripitaka is a representation of the physical outcomes and experiences [...]
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Buddhist Allegories in “The Monkey and the Monk”

The Monkey and the Monk is not an ordinary story with a list of characters with the ability to develop particular relationships, grow in their specific ways, and demonstrate necessary lessons to the reader.
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Ritual Performance and Cosmology in the Rig Veda

Despite differences in the interpretation of features text as a whole, the data remained of the most ancient Indian religious texts allows restoring some elements of mythology and cosmology of the Vedic Indians. Altogether, it [...]
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Human Condition in Cannery Row

Due to the fact that Cannery Row tells a story of different characters with a range of aspirations it can be argued that Steinbeck showcases various aspects of the human condition in his work by [...]
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“Holy War, Inc.” the Book by Peter Bergen

Peter Bergen's book, Holy War, Inc: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden, tries to understand Osama bin Laden psychologically and the way his influence over the Muslim world controls and leads al Qaeda.
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“Snow” a Book by Orhan Pamuk

The purpose of the author is to reveal to the reader of his book the hidden truth about the plight of women in certain states of the world.
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The Bhagavad-Gita Book

Lord Krishna is believed to be the inspiration behind the book known as the Gospel of the Lord. From this knowledge, the history of the Gita, the purpose of yoga, and a guru becomes significant [...]
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The Bhagavad-Gita Book Analysis

There are 700 verses in the Bhagavad-Gita, which reflect the philosophical aspects of the dialogue between Prince Arjuna and God Krishna before the battle Kurukshetra.
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“Life of Pi” a Book by Yann Martel

I took the liberty of talking to some of my old pals, and surprisingly enough, I realized we were actually not communicating. At the end of the day, they are all literacy arts and you [...]
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The Essential Gandhi

Gandhi stated that he was sorry due to the Mob's ignorance and narrowness. Gandhi believed that it was not possible to change the convictions of a person by use of violence.
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The Analysis of the passage from Sartre’s Nausea

One should note that Antoine Roquentin, who is the main character, is obsessed with the search of the meaning that the surrounding world should have. This is one of the main issues that Sartre examines [...]
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The Individual, Faith, and Society

Hobbes managed to overcome all the political and social havocs that affected his life and which were the major things that shaped the way he was thinking.
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Sherry Turkle’s Alone Together

The author is a trained psychologist and she employs her vocation in her analysis of the relationship between the inanimate computers and human beings.
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The Death of Ivan Ilych

In Court he was well aware of his high position and he was not able to hide his indifference for those of lower rank. The moment he was convinced that he was about to die [...]
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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Such loss of traditional humane values like empathy, love, respect, loyalty, and honesty has affected Franz Kafka who illustrated the metamorphosis or transformation of customary values on the example of the family of the Samsas."The [...]
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Zaabalawi is a symbol

Symbolism is used in this scene because the protagonist visited the Birgawi residence, a symbol that he is found in places of despair and ruin.
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Response to A Gesture Life

It is the desire to fit in the culture that is particularly traumatic for Hata, as one can see from the review of the work.
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Plato’s Story of the Cave

In the Plato's allegory of 'The Cave,' the prisoners believe that the shadows projected by the light of the fire behind them on to the wall are a reality.
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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

While the old man with enormous wings seems to be the central character in the short story, he does not clearly appear to be the protagonist in the story.
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Do we Have Meaning?

In Frankl's view, only the inmates who identified a meaning in their being and pursued to realize it were able to carry on the cruelty, dejection and detrimental surroundings of the encampments.
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Tragic Hero: Achilles and Okonkwo

Definitely, the main character Okonkwo's consciousness and his endeavor to grasp and comprehend the necessity of change have driven the plot of the novel.
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The Leader Speaks: Praising the Folly

Known mostly for his short story titled "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," Thurber wrote a number of unique fables, one of which, "The Owl Who Was God," is the subject of the given paper.
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Kafka and the Uncanny

As an example of the uncanny, it is possible to refer to Kafka's novel The Trial through generalization and abstract representation of the archaic Court that interferes with Josef K's rational and conventional world. In [...]
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The Republic by Plato

In the Book VII of The Republic Plato introduces his famous parable of the Cave which is supposed to represent the illusory nature of human knowledge.
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Crossing the Border

Jacinto is sure that the only way to lead a successful life is to leave Mexico and become a citizen of the USA.
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Death of Ivan Ilych

In the Death of Ivan Ilych, Tolstoy presents one of the main characters, Ivan Ilych as a person who does not have a stand of his own but is dictated by the society.
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Arabic poems relating to Islam

The letters have been widely and intensively studied within the context of the history of Islam even though there is no unanimous agreement on whether the anonymous authors of the letters belonged to the Islamic [...]
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Justifiable Vengeance

This paper offers a brief analysis of appeal of logos as expressed in Dahl's 'Lamb to the Slaughter.' A perfect appeal of logos in Roald Dahl's 'Lamb to the Slaughter' is well expressed by Mary [...]
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“A Doll’s House”: Stage Design & Costumes

One of the foremost characteristics of Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House is that its plot appears linearly defined, which, in turn, explains the semantic realism of play's overall sounding.
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Candide by Voltaire

The book is a reflection of the Voltaire's enduring dislike of the powerful religious regimes and the superciliousness of the French nobility.
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The Tale of Genji

The account focuses on Genji's romantic life and illustrates the conventions of the aristocratic society of this period, a lot is referred to in relation to Genji's attractiveness.
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“Confessions” by St. Augustine on Friendship

Augustine of Hippo believes that the only real source of friendship is God, and he adds that it is only through this God-man relationship that people can understand the ideal meaning of friendship.
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Notes for Dante’s Works

He makes the readers understand that evil is a moral sin and it is regarded just like any type of sin because immorality is in contravention of the will of God; however, in the same [...]
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The Problem of the Human Nature in The Prince

Although Machiavelli's view of human nature depends on his general vision of the balance between the people's virtues and vices, the historian emphasizes the difference between the monarch and the citizens and pays attention to [...]
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“Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka

The opening of the story clearly introduces the main story to the reader with the creation of a pathetic image in the mind of the readers.
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World Literature Syllabus

The study of every work of literature should start with the introduction in the epoque when the work was written and its peculiarities.
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San Manuel Bueno, Mártir

The only purpose of his arrival to the village is to take his mother and sister to the larger, progressive city.
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