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  1. Irish Immigration

    This first group, known as Scots-Irish, spread over the country according to their preference for land. Their decentralization resulted in the weakening of their culture. During the Second Wave of Immigration to America in the 1800's, internal factors once again led the Irish to leave their homeland, thus America seemed to be the promising land: gold was discovered, high demand for workers, immigration encouraged by the American government and high wages.

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  2. School plays a more important role than the family in shaping one's personality. Discuss.

    It can be said that personal growth mainly depends on interaction with other people, due to the fact that everyone is a part of society. What is more, the average child spends as many as eight hours a day in school. Eight hours at school in contact with different people and various points of view starts up the process of doubt in what was thought previously and what was told by the parents. This way a child starts to think on its own and wonder about itself and others.

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  3. Analyse & fortolkning af Lnningsdag

    p� hotellet. F�rst undskylder han sig med ikke at have penge nok. Han bliver dog overtalt af s�nnen til at vente nogle dage med udbetalingen af arbejdernes l�n, for dermed at f� r�d til at tage til L'hombreparti. Her vil han have revanche over den lidt anl�bne slagter, dvs. en person, der snyder lidt. V�rkarbejderne f�r ikke lov at indf�re et ord, og v�rkejeren k�rer v�k uden at give dem deres penge. P� linje 53-55 f�r vi fortalt at v�rket producerer brosten, sk�rver og trappesten. Det fort�ller en hel del om den undertrykkelse, der foregik p� det p�g�ldende tidspunkt (1896).

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  4. Midsummernight's Dream

    However, Hermia's father intends to give her to Demetrius, who is adored by Helena, though her love for him is unreturned. Hermia believes that if she and Lysander are meant to be together it will happen, therefore indicating the possibility that love is a matter of destiny: "If then true lovers have ever been crossed, / It stands as an edict in destiny" (1.1, 150-151). This being so, Puck takes destiny into his own hands when he enters the confusion.

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  5. The Odyssey: Penelope

    She masks her cleverness behind femininity, and therefore enables herself to maintain control of her own destiny as well as that of Telemakhos. Countless suitors bombard Penelope with hopes of winning her hand in marriage. Determined to postpone these proposals, she tells them, "Young men, my suitors, now my lord is dead, / let me finish my weaving before I marry, / or else my thread will have been spun in vain" (II: 104-6). Penelope has to humor the suitors for the sake of Telemakhos, while in reality she has no intention of marrying any of them.

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  6. Antigone by Sophocles - Show how Creon's pride of power leads to his destruction, and how Antigone's pride makes her an honorable character who should be treated as a hero.

    This goes against the beliefs of most of the people in the town and many feel that it goes against what the gods would see as acceptable. A leader tries to suggest that it could be the work of the gods. "My king, ever since he began I've been debating in my mind, could this possibly be the work of the gods?"(1274) This again is a reference that the people are disgusted by what Creon has decreed. They feel like it is gross or disgusting to let a persons body have no burial rights and leave the remains to be against the elements of nature.

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  7. Personalities and Beliefs of Sisters - In Ancient Greece, life was full of complicated questions.

    In the play Antigone, there is a difference in opinion to whether Antigone's actions to go against "Human" Law or in other words "Governed" Law was justifiable. Is there an invisible line that we can cross when it comes to set laws? In keeping with the ideas of "Divine" law, the dead require a proper burial in order to make the journey to the underworld. Antigone firmly believed that Divine law was far more superior to Civil Law. To Antigone, obeying the gods was more crucial than obeying the government.

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  8. The Aeneid. At first glance, it may appear that Aeneas is a non-heroic character with no apparent power to act in his own behalf. The gods preordain his fate at every turn

    He is destined to birth the future city of his people. Aeneas is basically forced by the gods to perform this mission, yet Aeneas shows great leadership, emotional strength,great compassion, and valor even in the midst of the god's mayhem. His eyes are always on the future with a one-minded determination. This is what makes him a heroic character in the Aeneid. Leadership is one of the first qualities that Aeneas shows. His character shows pragmatism and enthusiasm. A Leader frequently arises in times of disorder and pandemonium. When Trojan forces lay siege to Troy, Aeneas rises up with great furor to take control.

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  9. How Well Does Book V Prepare Aeneas For His Destiny?

    Palinurus informs Aeneas that a great storm is brewing and the fleet must change its course. Aeneas not only takes charge-a characteristic that we would associate with a leader, he also shows that he can look after the tired travellers with the promise of a rest from their efforts. A good leader must also have the ability to look after his people if they face such a situation, which Aeneas does here quite successfully. He does not allow his people to face any danger and he leads them to safety. While preparations for the games take place, Aeneas can be seen at the centre of a throng of people.

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