Aesthetics Essays

Divine Command Theory

There are millions of people who believe in God, but among these people the differences lie in to what extent each believes that God has control over what is right and wrong. Are people’s moral standards right because God commands them, or does God command them because they are right? The Divine Command Theory most simply states that God’s commands are what is morally right, and what God forbids is morally wrong. This means that loving one another is right…

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Significant Cultural Issues

Identify the significant cultural issues involved when evaluating the attractiveness of a particular location as a place for doing business Making business abroad can be risky, but it can also be profitable for a company as well; thus the necessity to study in deep the country where the company will bring the business to. International companies are faced with many cultural challenges, when doing business across and inside of different borders. Identifying the significant cultural issues involved when evaluating the…

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The Golden Rule One or Many, Gold or Glitter_

In his essay, “The Golden Rule- One or Many, Gold or Glitter?” Jeffrey Wattles discusses the many carnations of the universal rule, “Do to others as you want others to do to you”, and its influence on the way we live. This widespread advice from the Gods found in almost every religion is under scrutiny; “Is the rule golden? In other words, is it worthy to be cherished as a rule of living or even as the rule of living?”(Inquiry,…

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Poetry and Mother

Outline It is an afternoon and the mom is washing clothes in a tub. The child has written a poem for her mother and gives it to her as she is washing. The mother scans the poem but rejects it as not being ‘all there is to life’. She feels that there is much more to life than reading or writing poetry. Despite her protest, the mother glances at the poem while she continues to wash clothes. Stanza 1 The…

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Where Fat Is a Mark of Beauty

Significant Concept: Simmon’s article illustrates a standard of physical beauty that is different than one might find common in United States or other Western societies. In the particular Nigerian tribe that the author details, a young girl named Margaret spends her days in a so-called “fattening room” where she eats to excess and purposefully avoids all but the slightest amount of exercise so as to gain weight – weight that will hopefully make her more attractive and desirable in the…

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Inner Beauty to Physical Beauty

Inner Beauty to Physical Beauty There are two categories of beauty: inner beauty and physical beauty. Physical beauty is exterior beauty, which is pleasing to the eye. Inner beauty relates to an individual’s personality and character traits, which are pleasing to the heart. Usually, you can spot a person who has a deep inner beauty by the bright shine coming from their eyes. They are usually truthful people, without being arrogant or rude. A person with inner beauty is always…

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Where Are you Going, Where Have you Been

Vanity can be exposed as one’s greatest weakness. “Where Are You Going, Where have You Been”, a short story written by Joyce Carol Oates, describes Connie’s misconception of beauty as her only value, and also the ways in which Arnold Friend, a potential rapist and murderer, manipulates and takes advantage of Connie’s vanity. Connie is a fifteen year old girl who knows the extent to which her beauty can be used to her advantage. Connie “knew she was pretty and…

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Evaluating Poetry

The poem “Gods Will for You and Me” is the good poem and “Pied Beauty” is the bad poem according to Perrine standards. The central purpose of both these poems is to encourage the readers’ individual feelings about God. The poem “Pied Beauty” is extremely didactic. The writer of this poem is preaching God on the reader. They are trying to get the reader to see all of the things that God has created on the earth and how amazing each…

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The Ethical Theory of Emotivism

Are morals based on emotion? For moral statements to be pure emotion is an emotive view of ethics. Emotivists believe that moral decisions or statement should be made based on emotion. A philosopher who believed very strongly in the emotivist theory was G.E Moore. Moore states that when people use the term ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ they are stating there feelings towards the action issued. However since different persons have different feelings. The conclusion of moral decision cannot be either ‘right’…

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An Analysis of _peach_ by D. H. Lawrence

What will you think of, when you eat a fruit, like a peach? I think many people’s answer would be nothing at all. However, a peach triggers some poetic romance in D.H. Lawrence, and some beautiful verses are thus created. The poem _Peach_ was brainless at first glance–this is indeed not an impenetrable poem, but it renders a significant thought that the creations of nature, even the most unconscious ones, has the beauty that no artificial objects can ever achieve….

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The Birthmark as a Symbol

In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, The Birthmark, the symbolism is quite evident of the birthmarks upon Georgiana’s face. It represents Aylmer’s struggles with nature and science, through his repeated attempts of the removal of it. This clash between science and nature illustrates the concept of man versus woman, through the femininity of nature and the masculine traits of the world of science. Throughout the story, nature is portrayed as feminine and is even present through Georgiana. This is in the same way…

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Physical Beauty Vs. Inner Beauty

A. Comparison and Contrast Beauty is a characteristic of a person, place, object or idea that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure, meaning or satisfaction. It can be your personality, your looks or even your habits. Beauty can have various forms. Similarly, we have physical beauty, which can be one’s appearance, or personal hygiene, and inner beauty can be one’s personality, or actions. The meaning of beauty keeps on changing based on every person’s standard of beauty. 1 Physical beauty…

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Archetype _cinderella_ and _rough Faced Girl_ Comparison

Throughout Native American culture, they have always used everything and not waste anything. For example if they hunt a buffalo, the Indians make sure everything from the buffalo is used. They use the skin for clothing, bones for tools, and meat for food. Everyone is equal except the wise old men and the shaman. Native Americans use the nature to guide them through the day. They know the meaning of respect and never rebelled against authority. Indians never cared how…

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History of Caura River

The Caura area was once an Arawak settlement and it lay in the valley along the Tacarigua river approximately five miles north of the eastern main road. When the British captured Trinidad in 1797, nineteen lots were marked along the river area. This represented a strip that began from the Caura Valley entrance and lead right up to the head waters of Tacarigua River. This distance covered became known as Caura River. The location and climate in the mountain area…

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Aesthetics_ the Philosophical Study of Beauty and Taste

It is closely related to the philosophy of art, which is concerned with the nature of art and the concepts in terms of which individual works of art are interpreted and evaluated. To provide more than a general definition of the subject matter of aesthetics is immensely difficult. Indeed, it could be said that self-definition has been the major task of modern aesthetics. We are acquainted with an interesting and puzzling realm of experience: the realm of the beautiful, the…

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