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- In those years, two prominent scholar-monks, Saicho and Kukai, each at the height of his powers, returned to Japan from a period of study in China. Tendai Buddhism Saicho, the founder of Tendai Buddhism, was born in 7 7 in the province of Omi into Mitsuomi family, who were originally immigrants from China.
- The Romantic Period, lasting from about 1825 to 1900, saw the beginning of great individualism in music styles. The era consisted of great contrasts in both musical literature and musical esthetics, the branch of philosophy that deals with beauty and taste.
- Modern America has been advancing since the technology boom, and one of the biggest changes that came from it was the invention of the computer. Along with this led the way for the Internet, the fastest growing object that the government can t control.
- The Dreyfus affair was the result of many unfortunate circumstances, not the planned premeditated intervention of the French Army. It was the outcome of reasonable suspicion, acted on by contempt, some circumstantial evidence, and instinctive prejudice.
- Throughout history, the civilizations of both England and China have been deeply impacted by religion. In England, two main religions were practiced: Catholicism and Protestantism. While these two religions were practiced somewhat in China, especially Catholicism, they were not the major religions.
- This comes through strongly in Brave New World. He anticipates how the people in this world would no longer need to celebrate religion the way we do today, but would still practice rituals of their own right.
- Time and time again, humankind finds itself in a tragic predicament. A tragedy can be represented by the famous Oedipus Rex, who defines the term ?tragic hero,? or humans, no different from you or me. A tragedy evokes two emotions in particular, pity and fear.
- Paving the way, comedy traditionally deals with the efforts of individuals to survive and create a new and better world ? or at least one that is better than the reality the character find themselves in if only for a short period of time. In this way this genre seems to be a means of dealing with both human suffering and failure.
- W.E.B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk, a collection of autobiographical and historical essays contains many themes. Themes such as souls and their attainment of consciousness and the theme of double consciousness appear in many of the compositions.
- The rat in the hat The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett 269pp Doubleday £12.99 A talking rat is fighting for his life against a terrier, inside a circle of excited men who whoop and roar and snarl. Another rat bungee-jumps down from the rafters to rescue him.
- Thesis: The allure of the New Age can be attributed in part to an overall lack of understanding its nature; when its history is taken into consideration and its persuasive element is exposed, we see that, contrary to the assumption that the New Age is a freer alternative to mainstream religion, persuasion is a very present part of the New Age.
- (Morison, pg. 89) Originally, when Christopher Columbus landed on the shores of America en route to Asia, he was not interested in discovering new lands. Most Europeans at the time were looking for a way to get at the oldest part of the Old World, the East Indies.
- Religion in Germany has always had a different character from the rest of Europe. Due to the fragmented nature of the German landscape before its unification, Germany has a unique balance between Catholic and Protestant forces. Lutheranism, coming as it did from Germany, is a major force in German religion and the German identity.
- Ethnic conflicts are well rooted in the world’s history and perhaps inherent in human nature. This type of conflict is difficult to resolve as is evident in the situation in the Middle East. The ethnic conflict theory explains that it is not territory, politics, or economics that prevents the achievement of peace between the Israeli and Palestinian peoples, instead, it is a deep-seated hatred of one another that neither group can overcome.
- The last line of the Lord’s prayer is, “In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” It is a key line in the Christian religion. The intention of this is reminding one of where we came from and to thank Jesus Christ for giving his life to remove humanitie’s sin.
- Ever since its publication in 1951, J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye has served as a firestorm for controversy and debate. Critics have argued the moral issues raised by the book and the context in which it is presented. Some have argued that Salinger’s tale of the human condition is fascinating and enlightening, yet incredibly depressing.
- Generally, guilt would be expected to weaken one s character; however, in some cases, it can actually strengthen one s character. In The Scarlet Letter, Hester and Dimmesdale both experience guilt for their sin of adultery. An illegitimate child results from their sin, and since Hester s husband has been away for years, the members of the community know she is an adulteress, but they do not know who her partner in sin is.
- Different social classes can be distinguished by inequalities in such areas as power, authority, and wealth, working and living conditions, life-styles, life span, education, religion, and culture. The 19th century was primarily divided into four distinct social groups (or classes): ?upper class?, ?middle class?, ?working class?, and ?under class?.
- The earliest and most persistent movement for social reform concerned child labor. Children formed an important component of the industrial labor force because employers could pay them lower wages. From a very young age they worked the same hours as their parents in the same difficult conditions.
- In the summer of 1381 a large group of peasants led by Wat Tyler stormed London. These peasants, unwilling to pay another poll tax to pay for an unpopular war against France and discontent with unfair labor wages, freed prisoners from London prisons, killed merchants, and razed the home of John of Gaunt, considered the creator of the poll tax.