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18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: tinyelephant311 | Category: Essay topics on moral justice

Now, it is clear that the decline of a language must ultimately have political and economic causes: it is not due simply to the bad influence of this or that individual writer. But an effect can become a cause, reinforcing the original cause and producing the same effect in an intensified form, and so on indefinitely. A man may take to drink because he feels himself to be a failure, and then fail all the more completely because he drinks. It is rather the same thing that is happening to the English language. It becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts. The point is that the process is reversible. Modern English, especially written English, is full of bad habits which spread by imitation and which can be avoided if one is willing to take the necessary trouble. If one gets rid of these habits one can think more clearly, and to think clearly is a necessary first step toward political regeneration: so that the fight against bad English is not frivolous and is not the exclusive concern of professional writers. I will come back to this presently, and I hope that by that time the meaning of what I have said here will have become clearer. Meanwhile, here are five specimens of the English language as it is now habitually written.

These five passages have not been picked out because they are especially bad I could have quoted far worse if I had chosen but because they illustrate various of the mental vices from which we now suffer. They are a little below the average, but are fairly representative examples. I number them so that I can refer back to them when necessary:

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    User1489592569 18 Jan 2017 01:25

    These five passages have not been picked out because they are especially bad I could have quoted far worse if I had chosen but because they illustrate various of the mental vices from which we now suffer. They are a little below the average, but are fairly representative examples. I number them so that I can refer back to them when necessary:

    1. I am not, indeed, sure whether it is not true to say that the Milton who once seemed not unlike a seventeenth-century Shelley had not become, out of an experience ever more bitter in each year, more alien [sic] to the founder of that Jesuit sect which nothing could induce him to tolerate.

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    East Leake Bantams continued to strive for honours with a 4-2 result against West Hallam Sparks. A brace apiece by Kai Manners and Louie Ilson guided them to victory, Owen Birkin and Charlie Clarke scoring for West Hallam.

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    goldenlion135 18 Jan 2017 06:22

    These five passages have not been picked out because they are especially bad I could have quoted far worse if I had chosen but because they illustrate various of the mental vices from which we now suffer. They are a little below the average, but are fairly representative examples. I number them so that I can refer back to them when necessary:

    1. I am not, indeed, sure whether it is not true to say that the Milton who once seemed not unlike a seventeenth-century Shelley had not become, out of an experience ever more bitter in each year, more alien [sic] to the founder of that Jesuit sect which nothing could induce him to tolerate.

    Both teams started out strong with, for the first 20 minutes, Radcliffe being on top however for the rest of the half Cotgrave managed to play as the better side. This resulted in Cotgrave scoring a goal and taking the lead. After the half time break however Radcliffe seemed to pick-up and managed for a short while to be ahead of Cotgrave at 3-2 however as the final whistle came closer Cotgrave went on to score the equalizer moments before the end of the game. Cotgrave’s scorers were Jordan Hopkinson, Tom Bacon and Archie Farrell. Caven Cobb scored twice for Radcliffe and Ravarn Hare got one.

    East Leake Bantams continued to strive for honours with a 4-2 result against West Hallam Sparks. A brace apiece by Kai Manners and Louie Ilson guided them to victory, Owen Birkin and Charlie Clarke scoring for West Hallam.

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    User1490057580 18 Jan 2017 01:02

    Order paper here Compare/contrast essay Things Fall Apart and Oedipus?

    Now, it is clear that the decline of a language must ultimately have political and economic causes: it is not due simply to the bad influence of this or that individual writer. But an effect can become a cause, reinforcing the original cause and producing the same effect in an intensified form, and so on indefinitely. A man may take to drink because he feels himself to be a failure, and then fail all the more completely because he drinks. It is rather the same thing that is happening to the English language. It becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts. The point is that the process is reversible. Modern English, especially written English, is full of bad habits which spread by imitation and which can be avoided if one is willing to take the necessary trouble. If one gets rid of these habits one can think more clearly, and to think clearly is a necessary first step toward political regeneration: so that the fight against bad English is not frivolous and is not the exclusive concern of professional writers. I will come back to this presently, and I hope that by that time the meaning of what I have said here will have become clearer. Meanwhile, here are five specimens of the English language as it is now habitually written.

    These five passages have not been picked out because they are especially bad I could have quoted far worse if I had chosen but because they illustrate various of the mental vices from which we now suffer. They are a little below the average, but are fairly representative examples. I number them so that I can refer back to them when necessary:

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    ticklishbird181 18 Jan 2017 07:14

    Use one of these quotes for your attention grabber: "Character is an essential tendency. It can be covered up, it can be messed with, it can be screwed around with, but it can t be ultimately changed. It s the structure of our bones, the blood that runs through our veins." SAM SHEPARD -- American actor/playwright "If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create character. If you create a character, you create a destiny." André Maurois "A man s character is his fate." HERACLITUS (c. 540 - c. 480 BC) -- Greek philosopher "The idea of fate has always had a special appeal in religious, mystical, and philosophical thinking. There are several compelling reasons for this fascination, the most obvious of which is that human life is short and human efforts are frequently futile. As a species endowed with the capacity for thought, people want to find some kind of explanation, purpose, or meaning for their lives. The idea that a superior force--fate--shapes the course of their lives and determines what becomes of them helps people to interpret their experiences and adjust themselves to their circumstances. Arising out of a state of anxiety and bewilderment, it thus fulfills a basic human need for order and harmony." DALYA COHEN-MOR, introduction, A Matter of Fate "Believing in fate has probably always arisen in part because of the delights and terrors of storytelling. We have to realize--to learn--that in life we are not the readers but the authors of our own narratives." MARGARET VISSER, Beyond Fate "Great powers may be shaping the general turn of events, but human personalities still determine their own fate." DAN SIMMONS, The Fall of Hyperion "Consciousness is, in fact, what makes us human. It is not thinking that sets us apart from most other animals as many believe but our ability to think about ourselves. Most animals are not self-conscious, and that distinction robs them of the volition and purpose that allow us to determine our own fate--and to alter it as we go along. It is consciousness that makes will what it is--a capacity through which we make choices rather than merely responding to biological impulses. With consciousness we have memories that help us make plans and control the future; we can produce the most radical of discontinuities." MICHAEL LEWIS, Altering Fate "Fate plays a role in many heroic legends. Oedipus must kill the Sphinx because the prize is the queen, his mother, whom he is fated to marry. The word "sphinx" in Greek, cognate with "sphincter," is from sphingo, meaning "I clutch" or "I strangle." She is herself a version of necessity, the tight outline that is the periphery of the universe. Like the Furies and other monsters embodying fate, the Sphinx is a mixed creature, in her case part woman, part lion. When Oedipus answers the riddle and destroys the monster, he thinks that he is liberating a foreign city called Thebes; but in fact, killing the fatal Sphinx allows him to go home, as heroes must--home to complete his fate. He had murdured his father "at the place where the three roads meet" -- the crossroads, the junction of choice. Having killed the obstructive stranger, his father, he had felt "free" -- to take the fatal road home, to encounter the Sphinx, and so to win his mother for his bride, as the Oracle of Apollo had foretold." MARGARET VISSER, Beyond Fate "The controversy about the fate of humanity is central and inherent in our cultural life. An apprehensive watchfulness hangs in the air. This is a sign of the times. There is no end to the facts and statistics cited as evidence in support of the opinions about where we are heading. Optimism and pessimism, enthusiasm and alarm, all shades, all degrees. There are penetrating insights, and illuminating interpretations of institutions, behavior and events. Persuasive arguments and diagnosis, an abundant bibliography, and a sleepless irony that misses nothing. We watch ourselves closely." MARTY GLASS, Yuga

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    Нана 18 Jan 2017 06:58

    -Oedipus Fate -The Rise and Fall of Oedipus -What Fate has in Store for Oedipus -The Unpredictable Fate -The Merciless Fate of Oedipus -Fate has no Mercy on Oedipus

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    User1487760400 18 Jan 2017 03:12

    Home » Literature » Fiction » Tragic Characters in “Things Fall Apart. Things Fall Apart” and “Oedipus. Comparison Essay on Things Fall Apart.

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    crazyostrich646 18 Jan 2017 05:42

    i know this is tedious work and this is why you asked but google really helped me because i am doing any essay on this also.. if you just google that a lot came up. I found more about their fate rather than culture