ENG 221 QCQ #11: Rawls I

ENG 221 QCQ #11: Rawls I

Quote: “Existing societies are of course seldom well-ordered in this sense, for what is just and unjust is usually in dispute. Men disagree about which principles should define the basic terms of their association. Yet we may still say, despite this disagreement, that they each have a conception of justice. That is, they understand the need for, and they are prepared to affirm, a characteristic set of principles for assigning basic rights and duties and for determining what they take…

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Commonplace Book Entry 3/4/20: Jekyll and Hyde

Commonplace Book Entry 3/4/20: Jekyll and Hyde

“With every day, and from both sides of my intelligence, the moral and the intellectual, I thus drew steadily nearer to that truth, by whose partial discovery I have been doomed to such a dreadful shipwreck: that man is not truly one, but truly two” (76). The characters in the novel manifest characteristics of the structural theory of the mind. Mr. Hyde would seem easily recognizable as the id, seeking instant gratification, having an aggressive instinct, and having no moral…

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ENG 420 QCQ #6: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde pg. 31-77

ENG 420 QCQ #6: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde pg. 31-77

Quote: “Mr. Hyde was pale and dwarfish, he gave an impression of deformity without any nameable malformation, he had a displeasing smile, he had borne himself to the lawyer with a sort of murderous mixture of timidity and boldness, and he spoke with a husky, whispering and somewhat broken voice; all these were points against him, but not all of these together could explain the hitherto unknown disgust, loathing and fear with which Mr. Utterson regarded him. ‘There must be…

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ENG 221 QCQ #9: “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas”

ENG 221 QCQ #9: “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas”

Quote: “The place they go towards is a place even less imaginable to most of us than the city of happiness. I cannot describe it at all. It is possible that it does not exist. But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas” (4).   Comment: This passage is at the very end of the story, when the narrator describes the few in the city of Omelas who see the suffering child…

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ENG 420 Commonplace Book Entry 2/26: Discovering Primary Sources

ENG 420 Commonplace Book Entry 2/26: Discovering Primary Sources

I chose to examine the “Eighteenth report of the directors of the Dundee Lunatic Asylum, for the year ending 31st May, 1838.” There are 32 pages included in what I assume to be a small booklet. It is typed and includes many lists and tables as well as information in paragraph format. The document begins by providing an overview of the purpose of the lunatic asylum and the benefits of a new and more humane approach to patient care over…

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ENG 221 QCQ #8: Mandragola Acts IV-V

ENG 221 QCQ #8: Mandragola Acts IV-V

Quote: Callimaco: …After sighing a little, she said: “Since your cunning, my husband’s stupidity, my mother’s foolishness, and the wickedness of my confessor have led me to do what I would never have done of myself, I’m ready to believe it was heaven’s will that it should all happen this way, and I don’t have it in me to reject what heaven wants me to accept. Therefore, I receiver you as lord, master, guide…” (56).   Comment: These lines from…

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ENG 221 QCQ #7: Mandragola Acts I-III

ENG 221 QCQ #7: Mandragola Acts I-III

Quote: Messer Nicia: (Muttering to himself) I’ve always done things your way; this I want you to do my way! If I could have known I wasn’t going to have any children, I would have done better to marry some peasant girl. (p.20-21)   Comment: This quote occurs after Callimaco talks with Messer Nicia about a supposed potion to help Messer Nicia’s wife Lucrezia get pregnant. Messer Nicia is instructed to go to his home and return with a urine…

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