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Using The Sherbert Test to Determine The Outcome of Cases: Part III

– A Muslim woman wants to get a driver’s license, but it requires a photograph – but she wears a hiqab that covers her face. – I. Should the woman be allowed to get a driver’s license? II. The Sherbert Test as applied to this case: A. Was the person pursuing a sincere religious belief?… Continue reading Using The Sherbert Test to Determine The Outcome of Cases: Part III

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Using The Sherbert Test to Determine the Outcome of Cases: Part II

– A young Amish man died mysteriously on his farm. The Amish are opposed to autopsies on religious grounds. – I. Should the local law enforcement be allowed to perform an autopsy? II. The Sherbert Test as applied to this case: A. Was the person pursuing a sincere religious belief? – Yes B. Did the… Continue reading Using The Sherbert Test to Determine the Outcome of Cases: Part II

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Using The Sherbert Test to Determine The Outcome of Cases: Part I

– A law requires all homeschooled children to score “above average” on a standardized achievement test in order to continue homeschooling. – I. Does this law break the Free Exercise of religion if you homeschool your children for religious reasons? II. The Sherbert Test as applied to this case: A. Was the person pursuing a… Continue reading Using The Sherbert Test to Determine The Outcome of Cases: Part I

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Everyone Wants Something

Every character in this play is hoping for something. There is no one who doesn’t have something that they wish to have albeit sometimes selfishly: Theseus:┬áHe is the duke of Athens, and will soon be wed to Hippolyta the queen of the Amazons. He is anxious for his wedding day and wishes for the days… Continue reading A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Everyone Wants Something

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“The Rarer Action is in Virtue” – Tempest Part III

After the famous harpy scene mentioned at the end of my last essay, Prospero returns to Miranda and Ferdinand. He agrees to their marriage and gives it his blessing, and also frees Ferdinand from his labors. As a wedding present, Prospero uses his magic powers to summon spirits who then perform a play for the… Continue reading “The Rarer Action is in Virtue” – Tempest Part III

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First Remember – Then Hope: Tempest Part II

The great magician Prospero did create that might Tempest in Act I, but he did not kill everyone. Later, we happily read that they are safe on the desert island. Why did Prospero do this? What is his intention with the shipwrecked men? Well, the passengers of the boat were in fact the very men… Continue reading First Remember – Then Hope: Tempest Part II