Exploring The Nature Of Shakespearean Comedy

  • Nature or Nature

    The nature versus nurture issue of sport is very controversial. When we come to talk about great athletes we tend to ask ourselves a question that has been around every since sports have started- are great athletes born or made? From my experiences, and other professional athlete’s experiences, I can tell you that they are made. I believe that you can achieve anything life if you want it bad enough, and are willing to do everything you can to achieve it. For instance, NBA great Reggie Miller of the

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  • Exploring the Nature of Shakespearean Comedy

    Thought and Structure of Comedy — The Tragic and the Comic fade into each other by almost insensible gradations, and the greatest beauty of a poetical work often consists in the harmonious blending of these two elements. Not only in the same drama may both exist in perfect unison, but even in the same character. Great actors generally have a similar quality, and frequently it is hard to tell whether their impersonations be more humorous or more pathetic. This happy transfusion and interchange of

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  • Shakespearean Theatre

    Shakespearean theatre Fact 1 - The Globe Theatre had a 1500 plus audience capacity. Up to 3000 people would flock to the theatre and its grounds Fact 2 - There was no heating in the Globe theatre. Plays were performed in the summer months and transferred to the indoor playhouses during the winter Fact 3 - The Globe was built in a similar style to the Coliseum, but on a smaller scale - other Elizabethan Theatres followed this style of architecture - they were called amphitheatres. Fact

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  • Divine Comedy

    Purgatory Canto XVI. The Divine Comedy is one of Dante’s great collections of poems. It portrays many themes such as love, suffering, justice, fate and free will. As we move on to the Purgatory, Dante has strict views about his political vision, and we see that through his encounter with Marco Lombardo in Canto XVI. Dante and Virgil encounter Marco in a smoke filled space. Marco Lombardo is a courteous and well informed person as he serves as a center point for Dante’s ideas about human responsibility

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  • Romantic Comedy

    Romantic comedy is a popular genre that depicts burgeoning romance in humorous terms and focuses on the foibles of those who are falling in love Title page of the first quarto of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream (1600) "Comedy", in its Elizabethan usage, had a very different meaning from modern comedy. A Shakespearean comedy is one that has a happy ending, usually involving marriages between the unmarried characters, and a tone and style that is more light-hearted than Shakespeare's other

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  • Nature

    Nature Essay As I sit outside I feel all of my troubles leaving me. I have no stress. There is nothing on my mind. I am completely relaxed. I feel as if everything around me has stopped, and I have all the time in the world. I am at one with myself. I lift my head up and I look upon a sea of green grass. I then realize that the sky is a beautiful shade of blue, and there is not a cloud in sight. I can feel the sun's rays reaching out, and warming me to a perfect temperature. As I scan the tranquil

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  • Romantic Comedy

    Mason Brawley Ms. Pearson ENGL 1301 8 April 2013 Romantic Comedy Comparison Have you ever messed up in a relationship with someone you took for granted and eventually moved on but you did not? Well here is two unique movies that are about that situation and they depict the situation well while adding humor to the situation. The Philadelphia Story, (1940), is a great romantic comedy that has a better story line, actors and even more scenery than the earlier compared movie, The Awful Truth (1937)

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  • Exploring Self

    Mengfei Zhou (Candy) English 111-Essay 3 October 23, 2011 Exploring Self Fighting against social expectations and conventional morals on the journey of progressing-liberation, women have to insist on the quest for female identity with unrelenting passion during a male-dominated period. According to Fox-Genovese’s argument that Edna’s immaturity allows her to question her social position as a social truth. However, I would argues that, in The Awakening written by Kate Chopin, Edna sets an impressive

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  • Exploring the 60s

    SS310- 18 Exploring the 1960s: An Interdisciplinary Approach Unit #9 Final Project Tijuana Hutcherson December 21, 2012 On this day of February 21, 2325 (Historically the same day of the famous leader Malcolm X’s assassination) my fellow archaeologists and I have come across and discovered an astonishing, fascinating and historical find. Within the same vicinity of other remarkable discoveries, for example; finding all the remaining pieces to what eventually turned out to be a famous stadium

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  • Exploring Evil

    Exploring Evil in "The Lottery" The Lottery, a short story written by Shirley Jackson, is a tale of disturbing evilness. The setting is a small village on a clear summer day. The village consists of about 300 residents. On June 27th of every year, the members of the community hold a village-wide lottery in which everyone is expected to participate. At first, the reader might think that this is a great idea, not knowing what the “prize” at the conclusion of this lottery is. But as the story progressed

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  • Nature

    are its a combination of both. Nurture is what we are molded in as growing up but at the same time Nature is our personality, intelligence, aggression and sexual orientation are also encoded in each individual DNA. Nature can be defined in many ways I personally define it as life in general things that are natural in life plants, animals, and weather even from a baby coming into this world that is nature. Genetics vs. Environment you might hear someone say to you ‘‘you and your mother act so much alike”

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  • Comedy and Tragedy

    Elianne El-Amyouni Dr. Sabah Ghandour English 244 Comedy and Tragedy in Drama “All tragedies are finished by a death. All comedies are ended by a marriage,” (Byron, N.D.). To some degree, Byron is somewhat correct. Of course, there are dramatic texts considered under the category of “tragedy” that do involve death while there are also those that do not. In Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba, the play tragically ends with the death of one of the main character’s daughters. On the other hand,

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  • Nature

    Nature There are many reasons why man need to be concerns about protecting the environment. With the outset of the industrial era many Americans became worried for the environment. Some very important steps are being made to correct the damages done to the environment; biofuel, recycling and limiting emission system problems on automobiles. There are great strive being made using wind and solar energy some people are finding ways to limit use of electricity and power tools there are an abundant

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  • Nature

    endeavor that has attempted to understand why human beings to the things they do, grow the way they do, and the potential of human beings. There has been an ongoing debate whether human development is impacted by nature or nurture. If the growth of the individual were to be guided by nature, the individual would take the position that all or most of its behaviors and characteristics are the result of genetics inherited from their parents (Colella, 2013). Meaning that they were fully equipped with all

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  • Disguise and How It Is Used in Comedy

    Disguise and how it is used in comedy In act one scene one Olivia seems to want to disguise herself to the point of disappearing: her pain is that great. She, like Viola, lost a brother, and she wants to devote her entire being to his memory. She tries to use her body to mourn for him ("watering" his memory with her tears) and almost seems to be punishing herself by covering her face and staying away from other men. In the second scene Viola, for unexplained reasons, wants to escape from the world

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  • Nature

    transformation that is accredited to nature itself. In the early 1940’s nearly half of the city of Negaunee was closed off due to the extensive underground mining. The town was forced to relocate because of the risk of caving. Luckily for us, the former caving grounds have been deemed safe for the public and re-opened in recent years (City of Negaunee). This is quite obviously appealing to the history buffs, but more importantly to those that believe that nature has a mysterious and whimsical voice

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  • Exploring Feminist Identites

    Exploring Feminist Identities: Empowerment Through Duality Female writers constantly try to negotiate their identities in a society that exalts male opinion. That the protagonists of Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” and Chopin’s “A Pair of Silk Stockings” are married women places both discourses within a patriarchal, institutional framework. Immediately, a critique of marriage arises, and we are forced to examine how women are oppressed, either by patriarchy or by stereotypes placed on them as mothers

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  • Exploring Comedy in the Last Act of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

    The last act of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is where the play brings all the subplots together and the play comes to a “resolution”, a typical convention in Shakespearian comedies usually signified by a wedding, in this case there are two marriages, one between Viola and Orsino and one between Olivia and Sebastien. One of the comedic aspects of the final act of the play is the ever present theme of false appearances and how that creates confusion and ambiguity amongst the characters but the audience

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  • Nature

    Human Nature Nature in itself is like its own author it creates symbols naturally and can also set moods. Robert Frost’s After Apple Picking is about how it is human nature to take a break. Frost’s Mending Wall is about how it is normal for us humans to be guarded. These poems are similar in that they both use symbols and nature to reveal the speaker’s feelings of regret and security however; they are different in that their overall messages are not the same. Frost’s feelings of regret and

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  • Evolution of Comedy

    Comedy has evolved in many ways over the past two thousand years or so since the writings of Plautus and Aristophanes, and yet, there are many things that remain the same. When you look at modern comedy, such as the film "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," the connections between old Greek Comedy and the humor that exists today are very apparent. More specifically, when comparing the film to Plautus' Mostellaria one can see that the two contain many comedic and structural similarities

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  • Exploring Caricaturs

    “Ethnic Notions:” Exploring Caricatures Racial formation is the process by which socio-historical designations of race are created and manipulated. When dealing with racial formation, one dominant group always has the power to impose racial definitions onto others. In America’s history, this one dominant group has been Caucasians. In the book, “Ethnic Notions,” Marlon Riggs explores the evolution of caricatures imposed on African Americans throughout the history, claiming the impact of such

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  • Othello the Shakespearean Tragic Hero

    Othello the Shakespearean Tragic Hero The Tragedy of Othello is considered to be William Shakespeare’s most popular tragic plays but there are distinct differences in Shakespeare’s tragic heroes, and other tragic heroes. A Tragic hero is usually a character that makes a mistake that leads to his failure, but a Shakespearean tragic hero is initially one, who is born noble, but not necessarily virtuous; there are some great aspects of personality that he has in excess which would often also be

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  • Nature

    Place in Nature David J. Chalmers 1 Introduction1 Consciousness fits uneasily into our conception of the natural world. On the most common conception of nature, the natural world is the physical world. But on the most common conception of consciousness, it is not easy to see how it could be part of the physical world. So it seems that to find a place for consciousness within the natural order, we must either revise our conception of consciousness, or revise our conception of nature. In twentieth-century

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  • Extended Definition of Comedy

    Extended Definition of Comedy. Define “comedy”. When browsing the Internet for the definition of comedy, they all have the quote: “a light and humorous drama with a happy ending.” Comedy is full of opposites and contradictions. Something is funny when it’s both expected and unexpected. Something is funny when it’s familiar and unfamiliar. There are various types of comedy including irony, sarcasm, parody, spoof and many more. Irony is where the opposite of what is expected happens or where someone

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  • Comedies

    substances must move into the cell to support metabolic reactions. Other substances that have been produced by the cell for export or as cellular waste products must move out of the cell” (Tortora Derrickson 2012). Because of the selectively permeable nature of its plasma membrane, the cell can retain chemicals that have a difference in concentration on the inside than on outside of the cell. This is called the concentration gradient. A substance can either move against its concentration gradient by an

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  • Nature

    Nature The nature versus nurture debate is one of the oldest issues in sociology All three of the sources give the reader an explanation of the different viewpoints of the topic of human behavior. A century ago, most people thought human behavior resulted from biological instinct, but sociologist now believe that it is determined a little more by one’s surroundings All three sources question the fight over how much of whom we are is shaped by genes and how much by the environment. We do not

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  • A Comedy with a Smile and Perhaps a Tear

    JaRon Crawley Stuart Thomas MPT 605 22 September 2014 “A Comedy With A Smile, Perhaps a Tear” A great film should evoke more than one emotion. Through out history, filmmakers have shed light on the human experience by projecting everyday feelings and interactions on screen. When comparing the two films, “Stardust Memories” and “The Kid”, there is a certain similarity in their underlying message, being as though an act of humility can go a long way. However, the preferred readings of the

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  • Exploring the Web

    Exploring the Web BYP 13-3 Financial Accounting- ACC 557 Date: 05/24/2012 Overview Business Summary | | Dell Inc. provides integrated technology solutions in the information technology (IT) industry worldwide. It designs, develops, manufactures, markets, sells, and supports mobility and desktop products, including notebooks, workstations, tablets, smart-phones, and desktop PCs, as well as servers and networking products. The company offers storage solutions, including storage area

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  • Comedy of Manners

    a note on "Pygmalion as a comedy" of manners. Comedies of manners are plays which are "set in the world of the upper class, and ridicule the pretensions of those who consider themselves socially superior, deflating them with satire. With witty dialogue and cleverly constructed scenarios, comedies of manners comment on the standards and mores of society and explore the relationships of the sexes." The play Pygmalion is many things, and one of those is certainly a comedy of manners. Pygmalion is less

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  • The Nature of

    God The Nature of God Barbara J. DeYoung University of St. Francis Abstract Through the reading of the book of Genesis and Exodus, one would almost say that God is a merciless God of punishment and rules. The truth is God is the same in the Old Testament and the New Testament of the Bible. We are just seeing different attributes of God at different times. God does not change, he is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. Keywords: Faith, Old Testament, God The Nature of God

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  • Comedy

    Redeeming Comedy William Shakespeare is one of the first people we think of when theater comes to mind. He made a name for himself in the world by becoming a playwright and writing comedies as well as tragedies for people’s entertainment that are still used today. However, Shakespeare is not one of the names that immediately come to mind when we consider the world of theology and religion. Yet the basic themes of Christianity play a foundational role in many of the classic scenes found in Shakespeare’s

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  • Theories of Comedy

    English Literature – Theories of Humor Various theories on comedy or humor exist which attempt to explain what humor fundamentally is, what is considered humorous by the human brain and what social functions it serves. There are numerous psychological theories too, which suggest that regardless of which theory you choose to believe in which accounts for the existence of humor, it is considered a very healthy and positive behavior. Spiritual theories also exist, stating that humor and the element

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  • Nature Nurture

    The historical debate regarding nature and nurture has been going on for years and is still unresolved. Many theorists believe what we have inherited and our genes, makes us the way we are and how we develop. Other theorists believe it is the way we are brought up and our experiences, that make us the way we are and how we develop. Physical The way we look can be argued to be mainly due to nature. The genes we inherit from our parents make the basis of we look. For example, people often say ‘Don’t

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  • Nature

    Its nice to be in a calm place, a place that’s tranquil and comfortable. Nature is one of my favorites places because of the various potential that it offers. I think that nature should be appretiated a lot more for all to enjoy and be a part of. Nature can be both a wonderful and terrible thing, and we all have the power to make a positive or negative impact on it. Nature isn’t constantly the same due to changes in weather. As the year goes by, so do the seasons. A season is a subdivision of the

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  • The Divine Comedy

    05/08/2015 About the Author Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) remains Italy's greatest poet. He was born in the city of Florence, in the region of Tuscany, Italy in the spring of 1265. He wrote the Divine Comedy(Commedia) from 1308 to 1320, completing the work the year before he died. The Divine Comedy is one of literature's boldest undertakings, as Dante takes us through Hell (Inferno), Purgatory (Purgatorio), and then reaches Heaven (Paradiso), where he is permitted to partake of the Beatific Vision

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  • Exploring the Motherboard

    Exploring the Motherboard and Busses Short Answer 7/29/15 Mr. Lanning Gene Jackson II The components of a motherboard are the cpu, bios, mass storage interfaces, serial and parallel ports, expansion slot and controllers for peripherals. The CPU controls the operations of the hardware and software. BIOS (basic input/output system) is software that controls basic computer hardware functions. Mass storage are things such as the RAM which temporarily stores files while the computer is functioning

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  • On the Nature of Religion

    Mohd 1  Mohd Ali  Professor Asbille  On the Nature of Religion  Throughout history it can clearly be seen that religion has played an important role in  people’s lives. It is the one thing that is consistent across every culture. From Scandinavia to  Japan, and from Ireland to Argentina, religion has played a role in the development of these  societies. It does not matter what language the people speak or what they wear. Religion seems  to bridge the gap without problem, rapidly spreading from one place to another in a matter of 

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  • Exploring Averages

    Quantitative Literacy Mat143 LN12 Group Black Nicole Luck Lisa Becquet Sandra Soto Heather Wicker Jared Gunter Exploring the Average I. Background Information * The three most common measures of center: Mean The mean is the best-known and most widely used measure of central tendency. It is what most people call the "average." The mean is calculated by adding up all the scores and dividing the result by the number of scores in the distribution. Median The median represents

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  • Comedy

    Thea 102 Comedy Pigs Paper Improvisation seemed hard at first when watching it in the class room on the DVD that professor Brady showed us. But the comedy pigs demonstrated something less complicated and more relatable too. I was thrown off immediately when I saw the little mermaid set up in the background of the stage but I did not let it throw me off completely. Unlike our class, the comedy pigs held a heavier cast than we did. While we only held six people in our group "Fuck it Bucket"

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  • Tragedy and Comedy

    Compare and Contrast Tragedy and Comedy A tragedy is defined as beginning with a problem that affects everyone, i.e. the whole town or all the characters involved, the tragic hero must solve this problem and this results in his banishment or death [run-on sentence]. A comedy is defined as also beginning with a problem, but one of less significant importance. The characters try to solve the problem and the story ends with all the characters uniting in either a marriage of a party. Although these

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  • The Role of Women in Shakespearean Plays

    The role of women in Shakespearean plays In order to proceed in exploring the women’s role in Shakespearean plays, one should consider first the social context to which they belong, i.e. the Elizabethan society, as well as the theme and the plot in which they appear. Despite the power of Elisabeth I, women during this time had very little authority, autonomy, or recognition. Women gained their status based on the position of either their father or their husband. Even more restricting than economic

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  • Nature

    surroundings build the rest. Some psychologists strongly believe that genetics have fairly little to do with people's personalities but rather it is our surroundings, culture, and traditions that shape who we are. According to Saul McLeod, author of "Nature Nurture in psychology from Simply Psychology, "At the other end of the spectrum are the environmentalists – also known as empiricists (not to be confused with the other empirical / scientific approach). Their basic assumption is that at birth the

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  • Exploring Optimism

    Exploring Optimism Optimism and hope are very important to a person’s overall wellbeing. These components essentially shape how a person looks at life in general. Without hope there is only hopelessness. Have you ever felt completely hopeless? What an empty and depressing feeling it is. Optimism plays directly into that as well. Without optimism there is negativity. I know that some days I feel negative. However, on those days I am simply not happy. How could a person be happy with only negative

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  • All Shakespearean Comedies End in Marriage. “as You Like It” Ends in Four. Does This Mean Shakespeare Has Presented an Idealistic View of Marriage?

    In Shakespearean times (and, to a large extent, today) marriage had a large role when trying to achieve a stable, happy life. However, debate arises when discussing whether or not ‘love’ plays an important part in an ideal marriage. ‘As You Like It’ encourages audiences to recognize marriage in many different and unconventional ways. For example, Phebe and Silvius have a marriage based on unrequited love. Phebe and Silvius have a partnership that can be interpreted as a more pessimistic view on

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  • Human Comedy

    The Human comedy essay On the human comedy by William soroyan. The author uses fictional character to tell us the event and lifestyle of the American people in world war ii in America. It also shows symbolize and use imagery to tell readers about the gender equality, racism discrimination, class and the major role women were allowing to do in that period was taking care of the human while men goes to work and wars. These novel refer about the role of women in early china. Women in china back in

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  • Black Comedy

    Tension of the removalist has a great impact on the experiences of the audience, the audience is anticipated in what is going to happen in the next scene   The structure and plotline of the play ensures that the audience is fully captivated by the black comedy and tension they do not know wether they should look away or keep looking like when I experienced a sexual tension scene between Fiona and her husband and her husband was groping her I felt that tension which changed my feelings and experience and

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  • Nature

    Nature Nature is defined as the basic, or inherent features of something; especially when these features are contributing characteristics. Nature is that natural aspect of one’s life that is tamed to abide by the laws of society. This aspect of life consists of the genetic makeup of an individual. Designer babies are babies whose genetic makeup is enhanced, or built to eradicate certain effects. If it was possible to genetically engineer designer babies; there would be certain qualities that I

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  • Black Comedy Essay

    even if it is a rather wary laugh. Black comedy may position an audience to laugh at something they’re not ready to laugh at, or at something they’re not really allowed to laugh at. Black comedies can show us the errors and misjudgements that lead to our downfalls and give us an opportunity to laugh at the silliness of human existence. The only difference between comedy and black comedy is the seriousness of the consequences of the misunderstanding. Black comedy explores modern comic plays from different

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  • Nature

    Mackenzie Swartzman  AP Eng. Lang & Comp., 5.11      Nature is living just as much as people; however a lot of people forget the actual beauty  in it. There is constantly something moving, living, breathing. Birds are something we see  everyday of our lives and don’t pay much attention to. They fly with beauty and elegance,  engulfing the sky as they fly without a care in the world. John Audubon and Annie Dillard are  two individuals that took the time to admire these beautiful creatures

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  • The Nature

    God created the world for the people to live in. The beautiful nature it has will never been changed of anything else. The environment should be given importance, for example, its usefulness, especially, for man, and animals. Environment provides food and shelter which man and animals need to survive. Without it, they can’t live in this world with satisfaction. As long as the man is not satisfied, the world is in danger. Like scientists who was not stopping discovering things which man can use in

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