The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was created in 1949 by the US, Canada, and Western European countries to offer security against the Soviet Union (Hookway and Trofimov). In 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed, and former members began to declare their independence.
“A Rose for Emily” describes a reclusive woman whose prominent lineage fascinates her insular southern town. While the townspeople pass judgment on her character, there are few objective conclusions for the reader to draw about her goodness. Emily’s past hides trauma and hereditary mental illness, and her true nature is unknowable to the outside observer who disregards her humanity.
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Everyone who read George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” can understand that this is his word against Stalin’s regime in the time of the Soviet Union. The domination of the farmers over the animals shows the allegory that people use their closest relations as a herd only to quench their thirst for power.
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Oedipus the King, one of the most remarkable plays of ancient literature, was written by outstanding Greek tragedian Sophocles in the 5th century BC. Although the tragedy has a thousand-year history, it draws people’s attention even today, as the issues raised in the play are timeless and universal. One of the central issues the play focuses on is the issue of authority and the relationships between people and their ruler. Oedipus, the main character of the play, is depicted as a true leader of his people. What is notable about Oedipus as a leader, and what does the play say about leadership?
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Why the Method of Oral History Is Important for Different Studies and Specialties
An oral history is a narration of the facts about a person’s life that turned up in an unusual situation. Usually, journalists or interviewers record oral history by media gadgets in modern times. It is a common way to use this method among YouTube bloggers, film directors, archive workers, and historical researchers. In early times, people were unable to collect testimonials or take interviews like now. As such, modern society is missing many details about the domestic life of ordinary people of ancient times. For example, the glories of Greece are described with no mention that for every free male citizen in Greece, there were at least seven slaves. What was life like for Greek slaves? Today, we do not have testimony from them (Brown).
How Has Your Family History Influenced Who You Are?
Undoubtedly, the life of an individual is formed with inputs from the milieu, the educational institute, friends, and most importantly, family. Children belonging to functional and nurturing families show distinction from their peers in psychological, mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Attributes of loyalty, cooperation, optimism, comprehension, flexibility, and outstanding communication skills are displayed by those members of society belonging to well-knitted families, while members of non-functioning families exhibit contrary features. Nevertheless, this rule cannot be generalized, as examples do exist whereby members of non-functioning families display excellent educational achievements and become fully functional members of society as a reaction to their parents, who cannot contribute well to the society. Therefore, it can be iterated that families, their work ethics, openness, academic acceptance and encouragement, aspirations, and experiences serve as a fundamental and integral part in the determination of a person’s family.
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Plastic Surgery and Why It Is a Negative Practice
Plastic Surgery is a medical procedure that involves the utilization of various materials to alter a person’s physical features. Plastic surgery has become a widespread practice in the past few years; the masses have been utilizing this procedure so as to physically enhance each and every portion of their body.
Cosmetic surgery is a surgical branch specializing in improving physical imperfections arising from congenital disorders, acquired diseases, traumatic events, and aging. Health encompasses the subjective perception and appreciation of the individual’s body, which forms the basis of therapeutic function for cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery provides an intervention that aims not only at mere physical reconstruction, but also contributes to the integral development of the body and psyche in its entirety. (more…)
Why We Should Eat Breakfast
Many people are told plainly and often that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Not everyone believes this, however, and many people routinely skip breakfast. After all, breakfast being the most important meal of the day is just a myth, right? Wrong, it would seem. Skipping breakfast leads to many adverse side effects and may rob your body and brain of essential energy and nutrients.
F. Scott Fitzgerald developed the topic of the American dream in “The Great Gatsby.” Our essay analyzes this theme, and in particular how the characters of this novel reflect the reality and the myth of the American Dream. This book can be difficult to understand, as it requires some knowledge of American history, namely of the Roaring Twenties.