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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Titian - 1,104 words
No one knows exactly when the Italian artist, Tiziano Vecellio, was born. Over the centuries, there has been a great deal of confusion concerning the date, due to a misprint in his biography by sixteenth century art historian, Girgio Vasari. Vasari recorded the date as 1480, but the progress of Tiziano Vecellios work, as well as other documented sources, announce his date of birth to be sometime between 1488 and 1490. (Magill 2310) The place of his birth was Pieve de Cadore, in the Alps north of Venice. Tiziano Vecellio, also known as Titian, was a great master of religious art, a portraitist, and the creator of mythological compositions, which have been so decorative and inventive that no o ...
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Distinguishing Characteristics On The Writings Of Cheever And Joyce - 1,183 words
Distinguishing Characteristics on the Writings of Cheever and Joyce James Joyce and John Cheever were two influential writers of the late 1800's and early 1900's. James Joyce was an Irish author that wrote various short stories, novels, and poems. In Dubliners, he is noted for his epiphanies and objective correlatives. John Cheever, is an American short-story writer and novelist whose work is known for his portrayals of the average middle-class American. His works include ironic comedies and the displaying of his imagination. Both writers are duly noted for their short stories. Their unique styles of writings are respectably different to a point. They are similar in the way they display thei ...
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A Historiography Of - 2,564 words
The tales of the Arthurian legend are some of the most popular from medieval times, and the reason for this is primarily due to their fabulous nature. In them are the exploits of heroes and the machinations of villains, the workings of sorcerers and the existence of magical objects. They embody the noble themes of chivalry and sacrifice, as well as those of revenge and evil. Action, violence, and sex are all included, and as shall be seen, there are many religious connotations as well. There are probably few people who are not familiar with the Quest for the Holy Grail, even if it is from exposure to the movie by Monty Python. The tales as most people know them, however, are the end result o ...
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The Second World War engaged the energies of the American people for almost four years and was fought on a scale not even conceived by prewar observers. The war in the Pacific was long and arduous due to the fact the Japanese were never willing to surrender. At the beginning of the war most battles were fought between aircraft carriers and their planes. The most significant of these was the Battle of Midway. This island was barren, but a strategically important outpost guarding the western approaches to the Hawaiian Islands and the United States itself. The Battle of Midway was the turning point of the war in the Pacific. In 1895, Japan embarked on an imperialist policy of expansion when she ...
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Not Fade Away - 824 words
The music, and namely three characters, Joshua, Donna, and the ghost in Not Fade Away, are the most important elements to the book. The title alone is a song by the Grateful Dead, and throughout the entire book, music is present. George Gastin is out on the road the entire book, just like a "rolling stone," and the music is what keeps him upbeat and going. Whether George was chilling out listening to his bud Big Red Loco play the saxophone, or dancing in the car to Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, or Buddy Holly, the music was what made George feel good. George got into the music after a plane crash that claimed the lives of Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, and the Big Bopper, J.P. Richardson. He b ...
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My Day - 482 words
It smells horrendous, it tastes dreadful, and it feels disgraceful. It is as if an enormous boxer struck you in the head and knocked you out, it's the feeling that everybody hates, defeat. Except my opponent was not a physical being it was something that I could not explain. You think that the one with the most toys wins? Let me clue you in on something, no matter who you are or what you own every single being on this planet has problems of their own. It all started one Thursday morning I just got back from the annual school ski trip. Yes I was eager to see my friends and more eager to see my girlfriend and impatient to get to school, however who knows why the man upstairs frowned on me mayb ...
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Persuasion Essay - 740 words
Every year, thousands of people throughout the United State spend their vacation in out door camping. There are various types of camping to select from, log cabin camping, recreational vehicle camping, and tent camping. Of those types tent camping is the most popular and adventures type of camping. It need proper planing and experience, even with best planing and experience it can be frustrating camping due to uncontrolled factors like bad weather, wildlife, and equipment failures. Bad weather can cause a big effect for tent camping; even most adventurous campers can loss some of their enthusiasm on the drive to the campsite if the sky is not looking good and if the ground is damp. When they ...
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A Narrow Fellow In The Grass - 791 words
Emily Dickinsons A Narrow Fellow in the Grass A long time ago, before women had many of the rights that they do now, an author wrote a series of poems that shocked the public. This poem startled the readers when they found out that the author of this poem was a woman. At the time that 986 was written women were supposed to remain abstinent for the man who was to marry them when they were older. When Emily wrote this poem she was a virgin; she even wore white clothes. The poem 986 utilizes Freudian imagery and stages of development to dramatize a female perspective on sexuality. When you read this poem for the first time it is easily noticeable the sexual content that is provided for the read ...
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Life - 1,555 words
In the opening chapter of Julia Alvarez's second novel, a woman receives a caller in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. The visit is an awkward obligation, a meeting between a Dominican survivor of the Trujillo regime and a younger Dominican-American woman who wants to know more about Las Mariposas the Butterflies as they are known in the history of the country. The visitor has come to research the famous Mirabel sisters Patria, Minerva, and Mara Teresa. These three young woman were killed in 1960, victims of Trujillo's oppression and an "accident" that was actually their brutal murder at the hands of the dictator's thugs. Three decades later, it is the surviving Mirabel sister, Dede ...
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The Major Themes Of Absalom Absalom - 995 words
Oftentimes, in literature, a certain theme is established to be considered while reading the writing. These themes are used to remind the reader about the background of the book, or to express a message throughout the book. Some books have more than one theme, to express more than one message. In the book, Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner, there are three major theme shown in the book. Set in the South, after the Civil War, the themes in the book are social status, incest, and racism. These theme are constantly shown throughout the plot. The setting of the book is West Virginia, right after the War Between the States. The book tells a story about Thomas Sutpen, the son of a poor white i ...
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English Composition - 487 words
You take a chance when you read. You risk an encounter with another persons ideas and experiences, and you may not ever be the same. Today I read two articles in our campus newspaper, The Preface. I took a chance by skimming through on finding any articles that shared my point of view or that would capture interest from me. I was actually very pleased to find an article that I believe to be outstanding. It appears members from the Preface staff visited Washington, D.C. to see the National Holocaust Museum. As I began to read the article, as I am always in awe of the great tragedy so many people suffered during the Holocaust, I began to feel as if I myself were there. A great sadness overcam ...
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New Technologies On Spacecraft - 1,205 words
n this ERA of tight space budgets and infrequent deep-space missions, solar system researchers have pushed to squeeze more science from existing interplanetary spacecraft. By drastically altering their orbital paths using gravity-assisted maneuvers combined with relatively brief rocket firings, veteran probes can be sent on productive extended missions. This technique was successfully employed by the International Sun-Earth Explorer 3 (ISSE 3) spacecraft to accomplish two important space firsts: the exploration of the geomagnetic tail from to 1 million kilometers behind the Earth and an encounter with a comet. The ISEE 3 program consisted of 3 satellites ISEE 1 and ISEE 3 were the principa ...
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Gary Paulsen - 823 words
The Hatchet by Gary Paulsen tells the story of a young boy who got stranded in the Canadian wilderness, and how he survived. It all started after Brians parents got divorced. That summer Brian went to see his father in the oil fields of the Yukon. That day his mother sent him on a small plane piloted by a friend of his father. Brian took his pocket knife, clothes, and most important a hatchet that his father gave him. After the plane took off, the pilot let Brian fly the plane and showed him how to steer and basically fly. This all would soon come in handy to save Brians life. Soon they were flying over the Canadian wilderness, when the pilot felt funny and had sharp pains in his side. The p ...
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Arnold - 1,242 words
His gap-toothed grin is one of the most recognized in the United States and the world. Broad shoulders on top of an abnormally muscular torso with legs of steel are also trademarks of the man. For most people, the sight of his bulging biceps wielding ridiculously large arsenal of weapons is not an uncommon phenomenon. The strange, thick accent that escapes his lips does not seem ludicrous anymore. Labeled as king of mayhem and mass destruction, he proclaims to the world he has a sense of humor. He backs up his word with an image-shattering vehicle that automatically thrusts him to the top of the comedy A-list. Arnold Schwarzenegger is, arguably, the number one American Icon and movie box off ...
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Jan Ifversen - 2,867 words
The Meaning of European Civilization - A Historical-Conceptual Approach* My interest in the concept of civilization was triggered by Samuel Huntington's now famous article "The Clash of Civilizations" from 1993. I have been working on different discursive settings of European self-consciousness for some times . The idea of Europe as an entitity or even a quality has a rather long history in Europe. In the 15th century the concept of Europe (which, previously, mainly had been attached to geographical representations of a tripartite world composed of Europe, Asia and Africa/Libya) was formed within a religious discourse which equated Europe with (western) Christianity. Christianity became the ...
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Jan Ifversen - 2,852 words
... : religion. But, in a way, religion is also work and possession, working and possessing the minds. The island is transformed or civilised by Robinson. This does not even change when Robinson sees the first human beings, the cannibals. The cannibals or the savages play the same role as the island; they represent both savagery and a point zero of civilization. From this point zero they can be tamed (in Robinson's own words) and turned into a copy of European civilization. This process is represented by the transformation of Friday from a cannibal to a copy of a European. Even Friday's speech is copied: "You do great deal much good, says he, you teach wild mans be good sober tarn mans; you ...
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The Myth - 4,931 words
WHAT DOES MYSTICISM HAVE TO TEACH US ABOUT CONSCIOUSNESS? Revised version of the paper delivered to "Towards a Science of Consciousness 1996 (Tucson II) April 1996 [Draft for Tucson II Conference Proceedings] Revised version appears in JCS, 5, No.2 (1998), pp. 185-201 Robert K.C. Forman, Program in Religion, Hunter College, CUNY, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA. Email: In this article I would like to bring the findings of my somewhat unusual but increasingly accepted field mysticism to the discussion, for I think they may offer some helpful insights about consciousness. Why? When a biologist seeks to understand a complex phenomenon, one key strategy is to look to at it in its simp ...
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It Was All Just A Dream Or Was It - 1,638 words
Sometimes in our lives reality can seem like a dream come true, in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," by William Shakespeare, to the characters, their dreams are reality. Shakespeare focuses on comic love scenes to portray dream within reality and reality within dreams. This play takes you to a fantasy world where fairies live and pixie dust is real and where anything is possible. In this world, dreams become reality and reality is alluded as a The first act gives us a look at our first conflict. Hermia is betrothed to Demetrius by her father Egeus. Hermia is in love with Lysander because, as her father describes it, Lysander has "by moonlight.... interchanged love tokens with my child." Egeus is ...
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Shermans March - 1,272 words
In November of 1864, Major General William Tecumseh Sherman cut a 300-mile long, 60-mile wide corridor of destruction across the Confederate State of Georgia. He burned every thing in his path. He torched plantations, bridges, crops, factories, and mills. The goal of this war of attrition was to stop the heart of the Confederacy. By all accounts this campaign was very successful. Shermans campaign raised many questions. First, what did Sherman think off his march? Did he see it as vindication, or did he see it as an unnecessary step in reuniting the United States? Did Sherman think that his army needed to destroy everything in its path? Also, what did Shermans troops think about the highly d ...
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