Month: September 2021

Sample Essay: The Death Penalty

            The death penalty has been supported by the argument that it is a far better means of deterring criminal actions. However, the evidence does not attest to the practical value of the death penalty as opposed to alternative mechanisms like life imprisonment. In the United States, recently, the rates of crimes in states that use the death penalty and those that have it, historically shown no differences. Contrarily, the death penalty has been cited as an incitement to grievous criminal harm. The death penalty is challenged by the argument that espouses society’s duty to protect life and that individuals have a right to live. 

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Sample Essay: Compare and Contrast A Rose for Emily and An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

Salvation and damnation are words with opposite meanings. Salvation is the state of being restored or made new, and it involves getting rid of the old poor quality and becoming improved (Shamshiri 372). On the contrary, damnation is the state of being damned. It involves openly condemning a person to everlasting punishment in the future state (Shamshiri 372). William Faulkner’s A Rose for Emily is about a lady, Miss Emily Grierson, who lived her life isolation, but her funeral was attended by everyone in town (Faulkner 2). Ambrose Bierce’s An Occurrence at Owl is about Peyton Farquhar, who prepares to be executed and dreams of escape (Bierce 12). In both of these short stories, damnation comes before salvation. In a nutshell, this paper compares and contrasts the subjects of damnation and salvation in A Rose for Emily and An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

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Sample Essay: How the Internet is Affecting Health

The internet and digital transition in the economy have had far more profound effects on not only health but also society as a whole. The internet has affected how physicians interact with patients, the access to health information and health products, as well as the management of health records to boost the understanding of diseases and the epidemiological responses to conditions (Tan & Goonawardene, 2017). The internet affects whole lifestyles, and increased automation of work, virtualization of work experience and digitization of communication have made it possible for many people to remain relatively sedentary and immobile. The internet has affected social interaction, and many people are lonely, which leads to depression and poor problem-solving abilities that aggravate wellbeing. Internet usage morbidity occurs along the spectrum of the alterations of lifestyle and socialization on virtual environments. In particular, social media leads to potentially injurious psychological and psychosocial adjustments.  

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Sample Paper: Historical Criticism of Edgar Allan Poe’s Poems: “Annabel Lee, The Raven, and A Dream Within a Dream.”

Edgar Poe was an American poet and literary critic whose body of works has been admired over many generations. The three poems selected in this analysis depict him not only as an icon of romanticism but also a keen poet whose characters show immense emotional and spiritual strength to overcome adversity and trying moments (Muhammad 4). Edgar’s literary career did not yield a comfortable life, and he was often in financial difficulty, which resonates with the themes of his poems. For instance, “Annabel Lee” is a sorrowful tribute to a loved one after her death, which many critics depict as Poe’s wife. The other poem, “The Raven” depicts a bleak fate of horror images and characters into the night, and the last poem, “A Dream within a Dream” is a 24 line poem that profusely exhibit disturbing emotions of loss and desolation. Based on the themes of romanticism and loss or the death of a loved one, Poe’s persona in the three poems resonates with horrific feelings that result from a melancholic isolation scary nightly comportment. 

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Sample Paper: Critical Appraisal of Sue Breakell’s “Perspectives: Negotiating the Archive”

Perspectives: Negotiating the Archive

            Archival work has captured the imagination of many in the fields of history, and the arts as a central reference point of primary documentation. Still, the private notes, memoirs, and works of great historians and artists have been gathered to compose useful autobiographical archives that complement their public productions. The work of archivist and curators, as well as those whose journals are documented, has overlapped much recently. Many artists and historians have even resorted to cooperating with museums and other archival institutions to construct their content in a given manner for the advancement of particular individual interests. Breakell has advanced the view that futuristic archival work and curators of original documents have grown to depart considerably from traditional notions. The fundamental tenets of archival theory like authenticity have been traversed by new concepts of continuity, complexity, and ambiguity, which have been witnessed recently. 

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Sample Paper: Critical Book Review: Alister McGrath, “The Intellectual Origins of the European Reformation”

The Intellectual Origins of the European Reformation

            McGrath’s expansive volume delves into an extensive field of the historiological analysis of the intellectual origins of the Reformation with an antidote of the contribution of the scholastic and the humanist movements. Written from the perspective of a reflective debate, the author presents four critical thematic tropes in the book, which capture the Reformation as a critical development and historical epoch[1]. McGrath delves into the precedents of the Reformation in the medieval era, the contribution of renaissance perspectives, the anomalies persistently found in the reformation scholasticism and the influence of theological schisms of the late medieval period on the Reformation. Ideological developments are hard to pin down to single events or episodes. Therefore, McGrath asserts a great deal of effort in demonstrating the causes of the Reformation as an evolutionary process. In essence, McGrath indicates that the formation was the natural culmination of creative efforts, local and cosmopolitan interactions, academic and social forces working seamlessly to challenge the institutionalized theological development of society as a whole. 

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