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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 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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ENG 221 QCQ #6: Antigone pg. 35-62

ENG 221 QCQ #6: Antigone pg. 35-62

Quote: Creon: Then she has not been taken by this disease? Haemon: Her fellow-citizens in Thebes deny it. Creon: The city will tell me how I ought to rule it? Haemon: Do you hear how rash and young you sound? Creon: Should I rule this land for myself or for others? Haemon: This city does not belong to one man! Creon: Isn’t the city thought to be her ruler’s? Haemon: You’d be a good monarch for a desert. (40)  …

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ENG 221 QCQ #5: Antigone pg. 7-35

ENG 221 QCQ #5: Antigone pg. 7-35

Quote: Because it wasn’t Zeus who pronounced these things to me, nor did Justice, companion of the gods below, establish such laws for humanity. I would never think your pronouncements had such strength that, being mortal, they could override the unwritten, ever-lasting prescriptions of the gods, for those aren’t something recently made, but live forever, and no one knows when they first appeared. (l.459-468) (pg. 29)   Comment: These lines are said by Antigone after she has admitted to Creon…

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ENG 221 QCQ #3: Coates Part 1

ENG 221 QCQ #3: Coates Part 1

Quote: “We, the children, employed our darkest humor to cope. We stood in the alley where we shot basketballs through hollowed crates and cracked jokes on the boy whose mother wore him out with a beating in front of his entire fifth-grade class. We sat on the number five bus, headed downtown, laughing at some girl whose mother was known to reach for anything—cable wires, extension cords, pots, pans. We were laughing, but I know that we were afraid of…

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ENG 221 QCQ #2: James Hall Interview

ENG 221 QCQ #2: James Hall Interview

Quote: “Well, if anybody’s mean to you you’ve got to be nice to them and this is the reason I didn’t charge him nothing. I wanted to let him know that the cows didn’t ruin me and didn’t eat up much of my stuff. Therefore, I didn’t charge him not nary dime” (13).   Comment: This quote from James Hall in his interview comes from his description of a chain of events surrounding a problem he had with his neighbor…

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