The arrogance of mankind has dampened the hope that individuals can achieve a dignified death.
She had seen things and experienced a life that I only
knew about through the movies. She acted as though
she knew I would not be able to understand her, but
I could see in her eyes that she hoped I could.
It's easy for us to be self-righteous and rant about the cruelty of
female circumcision. However, people in first world countries are often
just as destructive, if not more so, to their bodies.
The world where goals and success are
of sole importance is not a reality, it is an illusion.
The Cost of Obedience
The Nazis follow through with Hitler's
plan to exterminate the Jews. Many of the soldiers who work at the death
camps were not even members of the Nazi party originally. However, most
follow orders obediently.
Capital Punishment: Does Death Equal Justice?
Capital punishment causes the death of
someone because that person killed someone else, yet only murderers suffer
such a fate. Rapists do not endure rape, thieves do not have their possessions
robbed, and those convicted of assault do not undergo a similar assault.
Shedding the Shackles
I began to follow in my sister's footsteps, and suddenly I lost
Comics: A Better Means to an Artistic End
If a line of symmetry were to be drawn down the center of the
paper, it would seem that each character rests within his environment
about to collide with the other. Even without words, a vivid story begins
to formulate in my mind, and hopefully I share the artist's vision.
Flash: September Eleventh
(An extra essay published in honor of those who perished during the September 11 tragedy)
see the three bodies in his painting as people falling from the 110th
floor of the South Tower. I see the broken debris and splintered wood
as pieces of steel and glass collapsing to the ground, taking firefighters
and innocent people with it.
Essays of 2001:
"Can Anyone Find a Mullet?" by Ellen
"Ethics, Individuality, and Human Cloning" by Kristin
"Hook it Up!" by Ashley
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