The Odyssey - How Does Homer Use A Variety A Settings To Explore The Theme Of Hospitality? - 1,509 words
Throughout the book, The Odyssey, Homer uses a variety of settings to explore the theme of hospitality. Hospitality in the ancient world was very important. A visitor to a palace, would receive immediate hospitality, as the host can only presume they might be a God. Hospitality in The Odyssey included being bathed, rubbed with oils by beautiful maids, dressed in cloaks or tunics, feed lavish foods and appetizing wines. The host did not dare to ask any questions until the guest was fully satisfied. After the hospitality is shown, its then the host can ask questions. The Odyssey embraces many exciting and thrilling journeys in which Odysseus and Telemachus visit advantaged and disadvantaged pa ...
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Explore Shakespeares Presentation Of Madness In The Play - 1,018 words
Within his tragic Hamlet, Shakespeare explores three definitions of madness. The definition presented by Ophelia is the only one I interpret as conventional madness, whereas I think the two presented by Hamlet are either feigned or the result of heightened emotions. Each condition contains similarities and differences that help to highlight the dramatic purpose that this theme provides to the play. The first of these conditions is named the antic disposition by Hamlet in act one, scene five, and could be argued to be Hamlets genuine state. However, I think that Shakespeare employs a number of methods to disprove this belief and confirm that whilst employing the antic disposition, Hamlet is s ...
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Explore Shakespeares Presentation Of Madness In The Play - 985 words
... uring Ophelias funeral in act five, scene one when, grief-stricken, Hamlet leaps into her grave and attacks Laertes both verbally and physically. His demands, What is he? What wilt thou do for her? and his righteous proclamations, I lovd Ophelia: forty thousand brothers could notmake up my sum, accompany a threatening choice of words, dangerous, rash, burning, and hysterical repetition, woot weep, woot fight, woot fast. Such uncontrolled hysteria is not seen with the antic disposition and therefore, these frantic moments are presented as a separate type of madness. As well as this contrast in language, these moments of towring passion, are the only times in the play where Hamlet offends ...
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Trace The Development Of Donald In The Play. How Is Donald Brought To Life By Dennis Potter And What Important Issues Does Potter Explore Through The Character Of Donald? - 1,114 words
The play 'Blue Remembered Hills' is set in an almost idyllic locality with the fields of long luscious grass and the surreal forest of Dean nearby. The backdrop to the action is World War Two and there is an undercurrent of violence, the adults in this rural community are focusing on war, so they don't have complete control of their children. It is almost as if conflict and brutality have become an accepted part of everyday life. Ironically the children are engaged in a war of their own and certainly the afternoon degenerates into violence and cruelty. The children's microcosm is almost a mirror of the adult macrocosm, but in their world their morality is not strong enough to guide them, so ...
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Trace The Development Of Donald In The Play. How Is Donald Brought To Life By Dennis Potter And What Important Issues Does Potter Explore Through The Character Of Donald? - 1,055 words
... submissive body language and he stutters slightly while he tries to talk to Peter. The two begin to talk about the fight that just happened between Peter and Willie. Donald appears to be extremely cowardly and the stage directions repeatedly say gulping or he swallows. By doing this Potter is controlling the audiences feelings and how they react to Donald. During the scene the topics quickly swop and change around. Peter starts to oppress Donald and finally they start to talk about jam-jars. By doing this Potter has evoked a slight feel of tension within the audience. We are shocked as Peter is to realise Donald is not devious but almost criminal in his activity. Peter You know what'll h ...
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The New American - 1,191 words
The definition of what it means to be an American has changed dramatically throughout the history of our country. The founding fathers brought forth the idea of a new nation; that made sovereign the supremacy of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. America has changed drastically over the last two hundred years, and the definition of what it means to be an American has changed with it as well. In class for the last several weeks, the question was raised of what it means to be an American at the end of the twentieth century. The America of the twentieth century is not as far off from what the founding fathers intended; as some people might be led to believe. We have looked at several d ...
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None Provided - 5,833 words
... s, we usually first remember by sight, then by sound, and last by the pronunciation of the word. There are many cell assembler in our body. Cell assemblers are basically many cells that are put together to preform a unified task, such as remembering. When cell assembly is developed, you can perceive an event, and you can also be able to perceive that really aren't there; such as when someone hallucinates something. When a child is growing up and maturing, the first three years or so are extremely important. The important thing to realize that speaking isn't the most important thing, the more important thing is to hear words that are spoken to you. Dr. Jean-Pierre Changeux participated in ...
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Colonialism - 1,934 words
Colonialism has often spread to areas where it is economically valuable for the colonizer to develop. South America was one of these places. First came the Spanish for gold, then for rubber. As colonization took place two cultures met, thinking they were opposites, but in reality they were very much connected to one another, their histories were now tied together. In considering the question of how Indians have developed their healing practices and spiritual beliefs as a reaction to colonization, there are a number of areas we must explore. First, we will discuss how Indian and white cultures have integrated one another to the point where certain beliefs coexist or blend together. Secondly, ...
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Persistence Of Memory - 510 words
The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali on page 428 is one his most distinguished works. It is an Oil on Canvas 9 1/2 x 13 and was painted in 1931. Dali uses many types of media in this picture to portray the imagery he was looking for. The First media I recognized was chiaroscuro. The artwork starts from a bright white and blue in the top left hand corner and ends up fading into darkness. There is a large figure with a clock draped over it right before the fade to darkness which may symbolize a time in the artists life in which he was feeling that his memories were fading and falling into blackness. The Second media I noticed was trompe loeil. This was most noticed with the seemingly mel ...
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Georgia Okeffee - 1,987 words
Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was born in the year on November 15, 1887. She was one of seven children. O'Keeffe's aunt was mostly responsible for raising her. O'Keeffe did not care much for her aunt though; she once referred to her as, "the headache of my life." She did, however, have some respect for her aunt's strict and self disciplined character. O'Keeffe was given her own room and less responsibility. The younger sisters had to do more chores and share close living conditions. A younger sister stated that O'Keeffe always wanted things her way, and if she didn't get them her way, "she'd raise the devil." It was found through family and friends that O'Keeffe was like this throughout much of her ...
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Nicolas Poussin And Roman Influences - 1,405 words
Nicolas Poussin and Roman Influences in France The city and art of Rome had an enormous impact on the French Baroque Classical artist Nicolas Poussin and through him an effect on French art and artists in the following centuries. Poussin was greatly influenced by the classical ideals of Italian art and flourished in the art-loving city of Rome that encouraged a young artist to explore his abilities. Nicolas Poussin spent a most of his productive artistic career in Rome and over half of his life in the ancient city. Though Poussin was a known, practicing artist before he spent any time in Rome, it has been said that his successful artistic career actually began with his arrival in the city. W ...
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Ayasofya - 4,943 words
... misphere set on the larger circle is intersected by vertical planes rising from the sides of the square, forming four arches. A horizontal plane is then passed through the hemisphere at the tops of these arches, providing a ring on which is built the dome, which has a diameter equal to the circle inscribed within the square. The pendentives are spherical triangles, the remaining portions of the first, or outer, hemisphere. At Hagia Sophia, two opposing arches on the central square open into semidomes, each pierced by three smaller radial semidomes, forming an oblong volume 31 m (100 ft) wide by 80 m (260 ft) long. The central dome rises out of this series of smaller spherical surfaces. A ...
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Kathe Kolwitz - 648 words
German born Kathe Kollwitz was brought up in an environment of great political and religious significance. Her father a socialist and her grandfather a independent minister who was expelled from the church. Kollwitzs father quickly recognised her skill for drawing and offered encouragement towards artistic pursuits. Kathe Kollwitz married at 23 to a doctor by the name of Karl Kollwitz.The couple lived in a working class district of Berlin for most of their lives. It was here where Kolltwitz developed her strong social conscience. These strong social beliefs are very fiercely represented in her work. Due to her husbands line of work her life was marred by heartache and despair. Kollwitz work ...
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Arnolfini - 1,407 words
An essay written by a renowned art historian, Erwin Panofsky, discusses the controversy over a famous painting. The disputation was over the identification of the two people portrayed in the painting. The painting was a portrait thought to be Giovanni Arnofili and his wife, and the artist was Jan van Eyck. Panofsky wrote this essay to prove that this painting found in 1815, which he refers to as the London portrait, is identical to a picture which was once acquired by Queen Mary of Hungary, among others. The Hapsburg painting, referring to the one owned by the Queen, was lost in 1789. In my essay, I will show the proof given by Panofsky that the two By tracing the provenance of the paintings ...
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Analysis Of Albert Bierdstats Among The Sierra Nevada Mountains In California - 983 words
Albert Bierstadts Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California is a scenic canvas oil painting on display at the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC. Created in 1868, this enormous painting is approximately six by ten feet in size (Honour and Fleming, 2000). The subject matter of this piece is typical of Bierstadt, who is known for his detailed landscapes, especially those of the Rockies and Sierras of the American West. Collectively, Alberts works are manipulated and slightly idealized scenes based on actual places he visited. Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) was born in Germany and at the age of two, he moved with his parents to Massachusetts. In his early twenties, he studied ...
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The Lighter Side Of Figurative Art - 798 words
Some works might make viewers laugh out loud; others may provoke a smile while still others will probably induce no more than an unexhibited amusement, (SJMA The Lighter Side of Bay Area Figuration, 1). Susan Landauer says this in regards to the latest exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Art. The show offers a wide range of pieces from the technically proficient to the texturally interesting; all had a lighthearted quality. I found Joe Bot by Clayton Bailey and Untitled by Joan Brown to be two particularly interesting pieces that typify the exhibit. The Lighter Side of Bay Area Figuration is akin to Michealangelos whole career on a bohemian vacation (Hawaiian shirts included). Works exhibited ...
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Donatello - 1,390 words
Donatello (1386-1466) was a master of sculpture in bronze and marble and was considered one of the greatest Italian Renaissance artists of his time. There is much more to know about him, though then the name alone. He has created some of the greatest works of art, not only in the Italian renaissance, but human history as well. A lot is known about his life and career but little is known about his character and personality. Donatello never married and seems to be a man of simple tastes. Patrons often found him hard to deal with and he demanded a lot of artistic freedom. Donatello, born Donato di Niccol di Betto Bardi, was the son of Niccolo di Betto Bardi, a Florentine wool carder. It is not ...
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[...] a Devil on't the Woman damns the Poet. -- Aphra Behn, Preface to The Lucky Chance Aphra Behn (1640-1689) was not the first woman writer; neither was she the only woman writer of her day. But Aphra Behn holds the singular distinction of being the first professional woman writer in the English language. That's right, ladies -- Aphra Behn was the first woman writer who did it for money. It was a natural choice for this young woman, a recent spy for the crown and a widow at the age of 26, to turn to selling herself (in a manner of speaking) in order to survive.Many other women of the period did so; but instead of novels and plays, they sold something much more fundamental and far more comm ...
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Thomas Jefferson - 795 words
Thomas Jefferson is a American leader and political philosopher, author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third president of the United States. (1801-1809) Jefferson was among the most brilliant American exponents of the Enlightenment, the movement of 18th-century thought that emphasized the possibilities of human reason. A Virginia aristocrat, he had the time and resources to educate himself in history, literature, law, architecture, science, and philosophy; as diplomat and friend of French and British intellectuals, he had direct access to motivation and the opportunity to apply Enlightenment political philosophy to the task of nation- During his 20s, Jefferson read voraciously i ...
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Jimi Hendrix - 1,671 words
... he commercial appeal, but plus the real Hendrix that gave him his true appeal. The next album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience was titled Electric Ladyland, which Hendrix said was a reference to ...groupies, but I prefer the term Electric Ladies. My whole Electric Ladyland album is about them (Fairchild, Electric Ladyland 5). Some of the songs on Electric Ladyland, such as Crosstown Traffic and the cover of Bob Dylans song All Along the Watchtower, mark a departure from the Jimi Hendrix established by Axis: Bold As Love. Crosstown Traffic is more along the vein of songs included in Are You Experienced? and Hendrix was frustrated that it was released as a single. See, that LP was in certain ...
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