David Awaiting Goliath - 490 words
Before going to Eleganza, the only sculpture that I had ever seen, besides the small statues in neighbors' yards, was in books that I had looked at. When I entered the museum I noticed the many sculptures that occupied the small space. After walking around, observing the different sculptures and listening to Dr. Roselle speak, I came to a decision that David was my favorite statue in the museum. The complexity, texture, and realistic characteristics of Michelangelo's David made this a beautiful sculpture. I had only been exposed to pictures in books of sculpture before visiting Eleganza. For me to be able to see the sculptures in their three-dimensional form right in front of me was an exper ...
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Michelengelo - 1,867 words
The Italian Michelangelo Buonarotti, almost certainly the most famous artist produced by Western civilization and arguably the greatest, is universally viewed as the supreme Renaissance artist (see Renaissance art and architecture). He created monumental works of painting, sculpture, and architecture and left an additional legacy of numerous letters and poems. Through this vast and multifaceted body of artistic achievement, Michelangelo made an indelible imprint on the Western imagination. A member of an old and distinguished Florentine family, Michelangelo was born near Arezzo, Italy, on Mar. 6, 1475, and he died on Feb. 18, 1564, in Rome--a record of longevity that was as unusual as his pr ...
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In The Shadow Of Man - 1,800 words
In this paper I am going to discuss how anthropology is a science. I am also going to explain how Jane Goodall is a scientist with her works with chimpanzees, and how that is known as primatology. I will also look at the order primates in correspondence with Jane Goodalls book on primates, specifically the chimpanzee. Anthropology is a science; it has four aspects in which you can study. Anthropology takes a look at humankind and with its subdiciplines you can break down individual societies into four parts. Physical anthropology, archaeology, linguistic anthropology, and cultural anthropology; allows you to break down specific things in a culture, past, present, and to make predictions abou ...
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Old Testament Allusions In Beowulf - 1,329 words
Thesis: The Beowulf poet incorporates Old Testament allusions in order to teach the Anglo-Saxon pagans about the new religion. a. Committing Murder b. Living as Grendel Throughout literature, many writers have alluded to stories in the Bible. Whether it's from the Old Testament or the New Testament, writers have paid references to Biblical stories. In literary analysis, this is called an allusion. The Oxford Encyclopedic English Dictionary defines an allusion as a reference, especially a covert, or indirect one (37). In the case of Beowulf, the allusion is referring to instances in the Bible. The specific references are to stories told in the Old Testament. During the time period of the poet ...
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The Waterboy - 832 words
Adam Sandler's "The Waterboy" is a comedy about a water boy for a college football team, who turned into a college football star. The main character, Bobby Boucher, is a slow-witted man in his mid-late 20's. He still lives with his overprotective mother in a Louisiana Bayou, so his social skills are very lacking. Another character is Henry Winkler, who starred in Happy Days. He plays another football coach and one of Bouchier's only friends. The movie starts out with Boucher getting fired from his job as the waterboy of the football team. He tries to get the job of water boy for his favorite wrestler, Captain Insano, but after failing this and many other attempts at finding a job, he lands o ...
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Hannibal - 1,061 words
Hannibal, a Carthaginian general and one of the greatest generals that ever lived was renown for his strategies and courageousness, such as crossing the Alps and using the bottleneck strategy at Lake Trasemene. He used strategies that a lot of generals at this time, especially Roman generals, would never think of and in doing this he almost destroyed the Roman republic. Hannibal's first battle took place when he was only nine. He went on an expedition with his father, Hamilcar Barca, to conquer Spain. From the beginning Carthages push into Spain, Hannibal vowed eternal hatred for Rome; Hannibal became Commander in Chief of Carthages army when he was 26 after his father was assassinated. His ...
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David - 1,042 words
Sometime soon after the year 1430, a bronze statue of David stood in the courtyard of the house of the Medici. The work was commissioned of Donatello by Cosimo d'Medici himself, the founding father of the Republic of Florence. It was the first free-standing, life sized nude since classical victorious athletes of Greece and Rome. But soft, and some how oddly unheroic. And the incongruity of the heads: of hair and shaded by a laurel-crowned peasant's hat; Goliath's tragic, contorted expression, made sharper by the pentagonal helmet and coarse, disheveled beard. Innocence and evil. The weak triumphing over the strong. The city of Florence triumphing over the aggressive dukes of Milan? "David" a ...
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Starcraft - 501 words
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Civil Action - 1,264 words
In 1979, two wells supplying the drinking water for the small New England town of East Worburn, in Massachusetts, were found to be dumping industrial solvents. At this same time in Massachusetts, there were other investigations of industrial dumping. The residents of Worburn had long been concerned about their foul-tasting drinking water and the unexplained high incidence of leukemia deaths of the young children in their community. Anne Anderson, a mother whose son Jimmy died of leukemia in 1981, spearheaded the efforts of eight Worburn families to determine the parties responsible for their environmental tragedy. Eventually "mega corporations" Beatrice Foods and W.R. Grace & Co. were identi ...
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Good V Evil In Star Wars - 1,587 words
The novel, Star Wars, by George Lucas, is a story about the classic struggle between Good and Evil. The story illustrates what the Evil will do to achieve its goals and how the Good will overcome many diversities to achieve justice. To get a good idea of the background and setting of Star Wars, the prologue to the movie Star Wars: A New Hope tell us, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. It is a period of civil war. . . .Rebel spaceships...have won their first battle against the evil Galactic Empire. (from the movie Star Wars: A New Hope) The main characters in the book that represent evil are Darth Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin. Darth Vader, a black night. . .having chosen to use his mag ...
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John Keegan - 1,667 words
War and Politics: Are both one in the same? I was not fated to be a warrior. Fate, nevertheless, cast my life among warriors. John Keegan His home in England was near the main gathering point for the D-Day invasion. Along with his fathers service in World War I, Keegan felt himself drawn towards the military and its workings. Unfortunately Keegan was unable to serve in the British Military due to a childhood illness. Although Keegan was unable to serve his country, he was determined to find his way into some aspect of the military. With a degree at Oxford, Keegan became a military historian. This essay will take a look into Keegans work, A History of Warfare, and his thesis that war is not a ...
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Mozart - 4,097 words
"For the respect his works have commanded of musicians, and the popularity they have enjoyed among wider audiences, he is probably the most admired composer in the history of Western music." With this appraisal the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, published in 1980, begins its magisterial article on Beethoven. More than a decade later one might not apply this statement to the Teutonic Goliath but to the David of Mozart. Not only is this year (1991) the bicentennial of Mozart's death, it also comes at a time when his pristine classical image has become the preferred taste over Beethoven's more extroverted expression. Turn your channel to PBS, where Hugh Downs or Peter Ustinov is n ...
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Mongols - 1,294 words
Twlfth-century Mongolia is as far back as a search for their origins need go. A group of peopls speaking the languages of the family called Mongol who had long demanded the attention of Chinese governments then lived there. Generally, China played off one of them against another in the interests of its own security. They were barbarians, not much different in their cultural level from others who have already crossed these pages. Two tribes among them, the Tatars and that which became known as the Mongols, competed and on the whole the Tatars had the best of it. They drove one young Mongol to extremes of bitterness and self-assertion. The date of his birth is uncertain, but in the 1190s he be ...
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The Impact Of Technology Upon The Course Of Trial - 2,658 words
... Tell The Story, Or Does It Become The Story? The same jurors who want to see a computerised re-creation of the crime may also be the most sceptical that it will reveal the truth because they know how such systems are engineered and how results can be fabricated. They may be entertained, but will they be convinced? Studies show that, after 72 hours, people remember only 10 percent of what they hear, 20 percent of what they see, but an amazing 65 percent of what they see and hear. There is no doubt that demonstrative visual aids can help reinforce a message and make a lasting impression. Digital trial techniques, properly regulated by the trial judge, can legitimately appeal to the jurors ...
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David Sculptures - 921 words
David, who was destined to be the second king of Israel, destroyed the Philistine giant Goliath with stone and a sling. Donatello, Verrocchio, Michelangelo, and Bernini each designed a sculpture of David. However, the sculptures are drastically different from one another. Each one is unique in its own certain way. Donatello, whose David was the first life-size nude statue since Classical times, struck a balance between Classicism and the realism by presenting a very real image of an Italian peasant boy in the form of a Classical nude figure. Although Donatello was inspired by Classical figures, he did not choose a Greek youth in his prime as a model for his David. Instead, he chooses a barel ...
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Salinity Changes On The Polychaete, Nereis Succinea - 1,876 words
I chose to experiment with the effects of salinity changes on the polychaete, Nereis succinea. Along with the other members of the group, Patty and Jeremy, I was curious to see whether the worms would engage in adaptive behavior when placed in a tank of water of foreign salinity, or whether they would simply continue changing osmotically until they reached equilibrium with the environment. The first step in our experiment was to simply observe the worms and get a "feel" for the ways in which they act. We did this on Wednesday, May 7, 1997 from 9:30am to 10:30am. Also on this day we learned how to mix and measure salinity, practiced weighing the worms, and deciding our exact schedule as far a ...
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Humanism And Clericism Of The 16th Century - 1,282 words
The two paintings, The conversion of St. Paul by Caravaggio, and lady writing a letter with her maid by Vermeer, reflect the religious conflict between the Protestant and catholic cultures of 16th century Europe. Before we take a look at why they reflect the religious dispute, first we must know some background on what caused it. Humanism and Clericism. During the renaissance humanism stood for the intellectual attitudes of the ancient world paired with the wide acceptance of the existence of God. Humanists were interested in aesthetics, saw the usefulness of historic knowledge, and were convinced that man's main duty in life, was to enjoy his life soberly and to be active in his community. ...
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Michelangelo - 1,561 words
Michelangelo was an optimist in his artwork and his sculptures. Michelangelos artwork consisted of paintings that showed humanity in its natural state. Michelangelos showed optimism in every figure he sculpted. Michelangelos sculpture brought out his true feelings of the world and how he viewed it. Michelangelo was optimistic in completing The Tomb of Pope Julius II and persevered it through its many revisions trying to complete his vision. Sculpting was Michelangelos main goal and the love of his life. Since his art portrayed optimism, Michelangelo was in touch with his positive to the fullest. Showing that he had a great and stable personality. Michelangelos artwork consisted of paintings ...
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The English Patient - Techniques - 1,183 words
The novel, The English Patient, by Michael Ondaajte constructs meaning through the use of tropes, images and symbolism, instead of merely portraying a linear set of events. There are many intertexual references, tropes of covering, which serve to create and strengthen meaning, as well as bold imagery, which erects another level of significance. Symbolism plays a vital role in the formation of meaning, with fire, religion, the English Patients body and the desert being essential to the founding concepts of the novel. The self-awareness of the novel, as well as the multiple relaying of one event, also assist is the creation of meaning. There are many intertexual references throughout the novel ...
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The True Authorship Of The Shakespearean Works - 1,358 words
... liam Shakespeare. From this book sparked a wildfire of debate surrounding the issue of authorship, creating passionate supporters on either side of the issue. The Oxfordians, as de Veres many supporters are known, have long ago established their own society and remain dedicate to the cause of proving his authorship. In 1975, the Encyclopedia Britannica (15th edition) commented that, Edward de Vere became in the 20th century the strongest candidate proposed for the authorship of Shakespeares plays (Shakespeare-Oxford). This guy seems to be a contender. The evidence supporting the Earl of Oxford is arguably strong. Whomever wrote the varied works of Shakespeare had to be familiar with a en ...
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