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E. Nicolson

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  • The Theme of Order in Shakespeare
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    The Theme of Order in Shakespeare

    6 months ago

    Universal order imbued all aspects of the Elizabethan period. Taken from the second century astronomer Ptolemy, this system of order reassured the Renaissance era that despite the often-chaotic appearances of  plagues and wars, order did exist if...

  • Epic Poems
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    Epic Poems

    2 years ago

    Epic poems comprise a world of larger-than-life heroes where the gods intervene, hospitality is seen as law, and poets are considered as indispensable members of society.

  • Ghosts of the 1917 Halifax Explosion
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    Ghosts of the 1917 Halifax Explosion

    8 years ago

      Many ghosts have been reported in Halifax Nova Scotia since Colonel Cornwallis and 2600 settlers climbed upon its shores in 1749. Perhaps some of the more intriguing stories are a direct result of the explosion of 1917. A head in silhouette on...

  • The Diary of Samuel Pepys
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    The Diary of Samuel Pepys

    8 years ago

      The value of Samuel Pepys’ journal is found not just in its historical perspective, but in its method and style. Through his use of language Samuel Pepys pulls the reader into his world. He accomplishes this by employing simple language, and...

  • Frankenstein’s Monster: Revolutionary and Relevant
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    Frankenstein’s Monster: Revolutionary and Relevant

    6 months ago

    Begun as a short story in answer to a competition suggested by Lord Byron in 1816, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein has reached from the Romantic era into our own 21st century, and remains as relevant today as when originally written....

  • Gustav Holst: Influence of The Planets
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    Gustav Holst: Influence of The Planets

    8 years ago

      Upon his birth in 1874 in Cheltenham England, Gustav Holst's musical direction in life was established. A long line of musicians preceded  him in his family, and his father encouraged daily piano practice at an early age. Further study by...

  • Hardy’s Justified Pessimism During Wind and Rain
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    Hardy’s Justified Pessimism During Wind and Rain

    6 years ago

      During Wind and Rain is one of many poems in Thomas Hardy’s Moments of Vision. In Hardy’s words these are “poems [which] mortify the human sense of self importance by showing, or suggesting, that human beings are of no matter or...

  • Caring for Your African Violet Plant
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    Caring for Your African Violet Plant

    8 years ago

      Caring for your African Violet is a simple task, and will reward you with a flower show all through the year. This is especially uplifting when winter persists and all seems bleak and colourless outside. Its delicate flowers bloom in a variety...

  • Women, Wisdom, and the Bible: Hannah, Ruth and Jael
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    Women, Wisdom, and the Bible: Hannah, Ruth and Jael

    6 years ago

    There are many women from the Bible who are depicted as being wise. Defined by proverbs, and personified as female, wisdom is mature, sensible, and full of truth and knowledge; wisdom is strong, understanding and follows justice. Deborah and the...

  • Woman as Wisdom in Proverbs, Sirach, and Baruch
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    Woman as Wisdom in Proverbs, Sirach, and Baruch

    6 years ago

    According to the Book of Proverbs in the Old Testament, Woman Wisdom is mature, sensible and truthful; insightful, and knowledgeable with sound judgment. She is understanding, strong, and follows justice and righteousness. Proverbs is not alone in...

  • The Problem With Othello
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    The Problem With Othello

    4 years ago

      Although a confident and masterful general, Othello is unable to cultivate the fundamentals of a healthy psyche. While jealousy is obviously present in the character of Othello, it is only a symptom of other underlying factors. From deprecation...

  • An Exploration of Ma’at Through Ancient Egyptian Literature
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    An Exploration of Ma’at Through Ancient Egyptian Literature

    3 years ago

      Known as a concept encompassing the qualities of order, balance and justice and as an anthropomorphic goddess, Ma’at embodies a duality typifying ancient Egypt.  As found in the literature of the periods, Ma’at underwent changes  from the...

  • Teddy Bears: Why We Need Them
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    Teddy Bears: Why We Need Them

    8 years ago

      Teddy Bears have become a phenomenon credited with the healing and soothing of hearts and minds the world over. Why we need them may be as mysterious as the magic power they wield. From the time Morris Michton and his wife displayed the first...

  • Depression: Cause and Cure in John Stuart Mill
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    Depression: Cause and Cure in John Stuart Mill

    6 years ago

    John Stuart Mill steps outside his usual habit of analysis, politics and economics to find a solution to his sudden apathy and depression. In so doing he rediscovers his life’s passion ultimately through the medium of poetry – something his...

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