Oedipus

Oedipus Lecture #2 - Oedipus the King A. Background: Play written between 441-427 B.C.; Greek theatre as an outgrowth of religious celebrations; competition; sets of four plays performed together, a trilogy of tragedies followed by a comedy (usually); (distinction between tragedy and comedy (Aristophanes)); Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides; many others lost; only partial records of these three. B. Much of what we know about how the Greeks themselves though...
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History Of Islam

History Of Islam Three of the most famous writings from ancient civilizations are the writings of Confucius, Hammurabis code of laws, and Egypts Book of the Dead. At first, they seem very different, theyre from different times, regions, and religions, but they all offer a peek into what values ancient people considered important. One of the values that all three civilizations is justice and fairness. I feel that this is best viewed in Hammurabis laws. All of the pe...
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The Great Depression

The Great Depression The decade of the 1930s can be defined in two parts: The Great Depression, and the restoration of the American economy. America was shaken by Stock Market Crash of 1929. Franklin Delano Roosevelt stepped in with his New Deal in hopes of bringing the US into more prosperous times. He promised to fix the American economy, provide jobs, and help the needy. As America was restored, culture grew quickly. Dance clubs, new music styles, glamour girls, movi...
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Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology Greek Mythology Greek Mythology, beliefs and ritual observances of the ancient Greeks, who became the first Western civilization about 2000 BC. It consists mainly of a body of diverse stories and legends about a variety of gods. Greek mythology had become fully developed by about the 700s BC. Three classic collections of myths-Theogony by the poet Hesiod and the Iliad and the Odyssey by the poet Homer-appeared at about that time. Greek my...
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History

History Native American religion penetrated every aspect of their culture. This makes it difficult for a predominantly white, European, secular society to interpret Native Indian spirituality. There is no single Native American religion, but rather as many religions as there are Indian peoples. Religion and ritual were a function of all activity: from the food quest and other survival-related work to technology, social and political organization, warfare and art. Religion and ...
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The Effects Of Stereotypes On Communication And Interaction

The Effects Of Stereotypes On Communication And Interaction Between High School Students Introduction Stereotypes are predictive generalizations about people or situations (Wood, 43). The media has become a strong influence of the way people view each other and how we communicate. As a result of the impact the media has had on society, stereotypes have become the main focus of several Television shows and movies. As a recent high school graduate, I am aware of the typical teenage stereotypes...
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Frankenstein

Frankenstein Mary Shelley?s Frankenstein has been hailed as one of the best horror stories ever. The title, Frankenstein, is the last name of the creator of the infamous Frankenstein?s monster, Dr. Victor Frankenstein. His is a story of the great pain suffered by Frankenstein and his monster and people?s misunderstanding of the poor creature. All his efforts to find a companion are useless, as society shuns him for his horrid figure. Although the story is told by Dr. Frankenst...
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Hinduism Vs Budhism

Hinduism Vs Budhism Hinduism and Buddhism have there similarities and have there differences. Hinduism started from the Aryans and developed from there, Buddhism started some years later and became a practice. To call Buddhism a branch would not be correct but to call it similar would be correct. Hinduism and Buddhism both started from the ancient land of India, which at the time was a powerful country. As time went on Hinduism would originate by a group of people, and Buddhi...
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School Uniforms: The Raging Debate

:School Uniforms: The Raging Debate Imagine that you pick your seven-year-old child up from school. He is crying and wearing a different outfit than the one he wore to school. This is naturally upsetting but not as upsetting as your next discovery. His shirt, one you have never seen before, has a large "L" written on the sleeve in permanent marker; his shorts, also not his, are too large, stained and faded. Upon questioning your child, you discover that, despite your best efforts ...
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Greek Myth

Greek Myth Have you ever wondered what Greek mythology is and how is the famous Greek god Zeus related to it, .Well I will explain what Greek mythology is along what part Zeus played in it, And more. Gods were a simple way of answering any question?s the ancient Greeks had. They developed a religion and belief about the world that we now call Greek Mythology. Myths were told to describe the daily life of the gods, which led to good lessons of moral values and ethics. By this m...
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