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In Tune with Society? The Question of Harmonization at the Human Level Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay. ” - Salust Brian Tetreault Dr. Bader ACS-1001-001 1/20/08
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Life is harmonic. Wherever we look, from the, “cosmos, the microcosm, the biosphere” we see the forces of harmonization at work. Harmonization does not only refer to audible tones, but is also a measure of how things associate with their surroundings. Take for example, “a sermon is perceived as “successful”, “electrifying”, or “exciting” only when the brain waves of the members of the audience vibrate synchronously with those of the preacher.” (Berendt, 117) In that case, what does it take for one human to harmonize with society? Certainly, the two entities must operate on the same principles, hold the same beliefs, and act as one. Elesin, the King’s horseman, asks the village women to honor him. Iyaloja responds saying, “the best is yours. We know you for a man of honour. You are not one who eats and leaves nothing
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  • Spring '08
  • Musachhio
  • criminal offence, Elesin, Dr. Bader ACS-1001-001, traditional African customs, old hand-cranked gramophone

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