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  • Dialogue Rules

    DIALOGUE RULES AND WRITING ASSIGNMENT What is dialogue? It is conversation between characters in a story and is very important to add interest to the piece and to move the plot forward. There are some rules to dialogue‚ however‚ that you want to make sure you know. Dialogue Rules (taken from http://www5.semo.edu/english/taweb/content/dialogue_rules.htm) RULE #1: A direct quotation begins with a capital letter. Jimmy shouted‚ “See you at the game!” “Is it true?" asked Cindy.  RULE

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  • Melian Dialogue

    Freedom vs. Survival in The Melian Dialogue The Melian Dialogue‚ written by Thucydides‚ is an account of the confrontation between the people of Melos and the people of Athens. Melos was a small island off the southeastern coast of Greece that tried to remain independent and neutral during the Peloponnesian War. The Athenians wanted to gain control of Melos in order to intimidate the Spartans. The theme of freedom vs. survival is evident throughout this dialogue‚ as the Melians do not want to succumb

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  • The Melian Dialogue

    Do you agree with the analysis in the Melian Dialogue about the relationship between strong and weak states‚ and between power and morality David Greer Thucydides can be seen as the first great Historian‚ and his "history of the Peloponnesian war"� is said to be the catalyst of the realist tradition. A question often asked‚ is whether Thucydides is a realist or not? He is merely recording a realist opinion? To answer the question‚ lets look at what Thucydides himself says. "And as for the real action

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  • The Melian Dialogue

    influence. In “The Melian Dialogue”‚ drafted during the Peloponnesian War‚ Thucydides brings into question the role of power in relation to statecraft and international relations. As the Athenians continue to expand their Aegean Empire‚ they come into contact with the island of Melos‚ an isolated colony of Sparta. The Athenian generals send representatives to negotiate with the Melians rather than immediately using sheer military force to conquer them. In the resulting dialogue‚ Thucydides manages to

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  • The Melian Dialogue Argument

    The Melian Dialogue This is the debate between two Athenians councils regarding the fate of Melians: Diomedes and Nikolaos whose perspectives are somewhat represented all Athenians’ thinking. While Diomedes is aggressive and pro-war‚ Nikolaos remains caution and in favor of the Melians proposal. Here is the debate: Diomedes: We need to prepare our ships. Melian needs to be taught a lesson! Nikolaos: Why do we to attack Melian? They have always been neutral city. They are not our enemy

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  • Definitions of Justice in the Melian Dialogue

    It is the Melian dialogue which follows and presents the presumed diplomatic debate between the two nations; the Melian people’s argument for their own neutrality‚ and the Athenian people’s attempt to persuade them to submit. The issue which arises in light of the events at Melos remains to be whether it is the people of Melos’ views of justice which is correct‚ or if it is Athens’ definition which is truer. By examining each city-state’s contributions to the Melian dialogue‚ each respective interpretation

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  • Leadership

    eople use dialogue and discussion without thinking about it. It comes naturally. It is hard to notice when one switches between them because it is so natural. However‚ discussion comes to us more naturally than dialogue‚ especially in the times we live. We live lives that suggest we do not have time to open up to many ideas‚ come up with a few then decide whats best. Always moving forward‚ progress is key. But to those people who are patient‚ and open up a conversation through dialogue‚ the possibilities

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  • Chapter 7 - Enduring Love

    allowing him to retaliate. This as readers makes us like Jed more as we congratulate him on his will power not to just leave Parry and carry on with his life‚ but he humours him instead. The structure of this chapter is very simple as it is just a dialogue between Jed and Parry. But it does give us insight into Jed’s head as he is consciously analysing Parry (without saying it aloud). McEwan creates a lot of tension in this chapter as there are a lot of pauses between Jed saying something and Parry

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  • Plato's Gorgias

    Jan. 2013 [Rhetoric]...seems to be a pursuit that is not a matter of art‚ but showing a shrewd‚ gallant spirit which has a natural bent for clever dealing with mankind‚ and I sum up its subsance in the name of flattery" (Plato 97). In Plato’s dialogue‚ Socrates’ efforts to define and criticize the nature and purposes of rhetoric are evident in the quote mentioned above. When describing rhetoric‚ Socrates goes on to explain that rhetoric "is not an art but habitude or knack" (97). It appears

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  • Insight Into "My Mother Never Worked"

    the government for her pay. Smith-Yackel develops her thesis by looking at the overwhelming responsibilities her mother had‚ that the social security office did not consider a profession. She begins by framing the essay with the phone conversation dialogue. She then goes on to reminisce about her mother’s effort throughout her lifetime‚ giving a brief biography of her mother’s exhausted list of skills she learned to help manage the farm‚ while still fulfilling the role of a mom of a rather large family

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