Warhol By Ratcliff - 1,339 words
The life and work of Andy Warhol has inspired many writers to tell of the artist's secrets in published writings. However, Carter Ratcliff accomplishes this feat in a unique fashion, profiling Warhol's work in Andy Warhol. A must-read for anybody interested in the origins of American Pop art, Ratcliff's book touches on all aspects of Warhol's work. Segmented chronologically, Ratcliff explains the influence and significance of select paintings, as well as sections devoted to Warhol's sketches, photographs, movies and notes on the techniques used by the artist. This format, combined with the inclusion of nearly 100 prints of paintings, is effective because a natural theme flows through the chr ...
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Egyptian Rulers And Their Gods - 685 words
The relationship between Egyptian rulers and their gods were ever present in many examples of Egyptian art throughout the many changes in leadership. The depictions of these relationships, however, were not always consistent from ruler to ruler, dynasty to dynasty. The Palette of Narmer, Seated Statue of Khafre, and Akenaten and Nefertit and their Children are three prime examples of the differences in depiction from one period to another. The Palette of Narmer, done around 3000 B.C. in the Predynastic Period, depicts King Narmer as the most important figure of the work. A system of hierarchical proportions is important to this piece. Narmers dominating size and central position on the front ...
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Sam Walton - 775 words
There were several characteristics of Sam Walton that enabled him to be successful in his life and business dealings. Sam Walton could do anything he put his mind to. This can be witnessed in his ability to transform a small town store into a 25 billion-dollar industry at the time of his death. Walton did not want to be poor, and this helped to push him when the going got tough because he knew what the possible outcome would be. For example, when Walton first started producing more Wal-marts, he was in great debt. In fact the only way he could get out was to make more stores and continue to set lower prices than the competition. Walton grew up into a poor environment as a child, so he knew w ...
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Lillian Gish Silent Film Stardom - 1,034 words
The history of the great talent Lillian Gish is immeasurable. She has acted in more productions per decade then anyone else in this century. She has been in one hundred and five films alone, thats not counting all the on stage productions she has performed in. The amazing talents of this once beautiful young actress can be seen in any of her early silent films too. Way Down East and Orphans of the Storm are two of her earlier films that portray her exquisite skills. Yet none of this would be know if it wasnt for a mastermind of directing, D.W. Griffith. Gish would have lived a long unrecognized life of theatre and missed out on the most important part of her career, the silent film. Gish fir ...
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Graham Greene - 1,176 words
A. How setting shows the main theme A. How symbolism shows the main theme B. How characters show symbolism A. How characters show the main theme 1. Mr. and Mrs. Fellow, Mr. Tench A. What makes up the main theme In the novel The Power and the Glory, Graham Greene uses the elements of fiction to show a main theme. Some of the elements he uses are them, characters, symbolism, and setting. The way Greene uses these elements to show a main theme for his novel, is very good. The elements come together to show the theme, which is pity. Pity for a fellow human being. Setting is a major element of fiction. The setting of a piece of literature can set the mood of the scene. Setting, can also make the ...
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Something Wickid This Way Comes - 3,882 words
I use processes that are most common among my peers to select my books. I usually have one of my parental units, usually my mom, to go out and look for books. This is the way it happens because up until now I had no mode of transportation. I have faith in my mother to make a good choice; she usually does, for she knows most of my likes and most of my dislikes. This is how its been for a long time, but at least she can pick some pretty interesting books. Three unfamiliar words/unfamiliar usages Alighieri meaning hell or some hellish place Ironmongery heavily tooled, worked, and strangely shaped iron The seller of the lightning rods arrived just ahead of the storm in a green town in Illino ...
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The Glass Menagerie - 895 words
The Characters Escape From Reality in The Glass Menagerie The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams centers around a dream of escape. Although everyone wants to escape from a different reality, they all feel that need to get away. The father is the most successful in his escape because he never has to deal with anything at home. He actually leaves and doesnt look back. As for the other four: Laura, Amanda, Tom, and Jim, they seem to be stuck throughout the play. Jim seems to be the only one with a real chance at breaking away from his reality. When Tom breaks free, his memory brings him back to that place. Each person escapes their reality in some way and is somewhat successful at it. Whethe ...
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The Things They Carried - 311 words
In the story Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong in The Things they Carried by Tim O Brian Mary Ann Bell goes from one end of the spectrum to the other. Mary Ann is brought in by her high school sweetheart, Mark Fossie. They are destined to be married and live out the rest of their lives together. In a matter of weeks she is transformed from a cute, blonde high school girl to a Mark Fossie first toys with the idea of bringing her over from Cleveland and then goes through with it. Listen, the guy sends her the money. Flies her over. This cute blonde- just a kid, just barely out of high school- she shows up with a suitcase and one of those plastic cosmetic bags. Comes right out to the boonies (pg. ...
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Roatcap Cattle Company - 2,351 words
... at current levels hay must be purchased from an outside party (at $80.00/ton) to support any volume of cattle above 30 during the winter months. Recently, RCC has been faced with the opportunity to expand self-produced hay in two different manners. First, RCC can buy a parcel of land that will produce an additional 100 tons of hay per year. This would bring total winter hay production to 160 tons per year. Second, RCC can install an irrigation system on current hay producing land to maximize its hay producing potential. With an irrigation system you can produce an extra 40 tons of hay per year. This would bring total winter hay production to 100 tons per year The choice of what combinat ...
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Changing Job Roles - 3,095 words
This paper is the result of research into and reflection on the roles carried out by those who are responsible for managing the 'people' function within organisations. Whether these incumbents are called personnel or HR managers is not necessarily important; it is however critical to give recognition to the complexity of the task that faces those who have to take responsibility for this function. This paper raises two inter-related issues. First, in what sorts of activities do personnel managers decide to invest time and energy? Are the old reliables of recruitment, training and employee relations the key tasks of the 1990s or are other issues more important? Second, does the hard, often uns ...
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Broken Silences - 1,402 words
... s and conversing with an unseen figure. Tim slowly crept closer and concealed himself himself behind a tree. Out of curiosity, he watched for a moment, trying to figure out what was going on. Fiona pulled a daisy from the ground and, when she did, there was a sudden burst of light coming from a single petal. A miniscule figure emerged, retaining the glow of the light. Fiona laughed and said, Hello, Aquitaine. How are you doing this fine evening? Tim watched the scene in quiet amazement. He was waiting for the right time to exit the shadows and approach Fiona. Now, though, the bright figure fluttered about Fionas head for a moment, then spoke in a quiet, but strong, voice. Being a faerie, ...
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Genetic Engineering - 1,518 words
... irus is replicated millions of times over, the cell bursts and the new viruses are released to continue the cycle. The body's natural defense against such cell invasion is to release certain proteins, called antigens, which "plug up" the receptor sites on healthy cells. This causes the foreign virus to not have a docking point on the cell. This process, however, is slow and not effective against a new viral attack. Genetic engineering is improving the body's defenses by creating pure antigens, or antibodies, in the lab for injection upon infection with a viral disease. This pure, concentrated antibody halts the symptoms of such a disease until the bodies natural defenses catch up. Future ...
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Invisible Man - 1,058 words
"Who the hell am I?" (Ellison 386) This question puzzled the invisible man, the unidentified, anonymous narrator of Ralph Ellison's acclaimed novel Invisible Man. Throughout the story, the narrator embarks on a mental and physical journey to seek what the narrator believes is "true identity," a belief quite mistaken, for he, although unaware of it, had already been inhabiting true identities all along. The narrator's life is filled with constant eruptions of mental traumas. The biggest psychological burden he has is his identity, or rather his misidentity. He feels "wearing on the nerves" (Ellison 3) for people to see him as what they like to believe he is and not see him as what he really i ...
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The Romantic Poets And The Role Of Nature - 1,458 words
... Christianity. Here, however, he definately expresses the typical Romantic view of the natural world. Some critics have assumed that: " The Ode is 'Wordsworth's conscious farewell to his art, a dirge sung over his departing powers'" (Trilling, 123). Other writers dissagree, but none the less, the significance still remains. If Wordsworth has decided to describe his growing feebility, and loss of " the glory and the dream...", than nature has certainly been given a very important role to play (53). He chooses creatures from the physical world to relay his suffering and his intense hope. The flowers, fields and trees all ask him what has happened, where has his poetry gone too. Why can he ...
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Ralph Ellisons Invisible Man - 1,085 words
"Who the hell am I" (Ellison 386)? This question puzzled the invisible man, the unidentified, anonymous narrator of Ralph Ellison's acclaimed novel, Invisible Man. Throughout the story, the narrator embarks on a mental and physical journey to seek what the narrator believes is "true identity," a belief quite mistaken, for he, although unaware of it, had already been inhabited by true identities all along. Ellison, in Invisible Man, uses the main characters invisibility and conflict with the outside world to illustrate the confusion of identity that many people experience. The narrator's life is filled with constant eruptions of mental traumas. The biggest psychological burden he has is his i ...
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The Crucible - 784 words
A crucible, as defined by the Merriam-Webester Concise Electronic Dictionary, is the state or fact of being tested (as by suffering), which attests to what Elizabeth Proctor is going through exactly. Elizabeth has quite a crucible to struggle through. The infidelity of her husband is a major element in her being. Her struggle includes staying true to both her husband and her God. Another is the persecution by Abigail Warren, a former employee and assistant. Elizabeth also has to suffer through the decision to reveal the unfaithfulness of John or to remain strong in her love of him. All of this is too much for Elizabeth and the burden is very heavy. Elizabeths husband, John, is a religious ma ...
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Oedipus Rex - 986 words
His fortunes are most changed, his state One of the most commonly seen traits among the characters in Greek mythology is the violence that envelops their lives. From what we have read so far, few have experienced such radical changes as Oedipus. He is one of the most touching figures that we have seen. In, Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus, he fights against himself, in a battle which he cannot win. He represents the tragedy of a mans encounter with his own When Oedipus Rex begins, we find that a plague is consuming Thebes. Oedipus quickly sends Creon to Delphi to receive the first oracle. Creon explains that a great crime had been committed. The murderer of king Laios is in their city and ...
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What Conclusions Do You Draw About Bronts - 1,169 words
Bronts novel seems to contain all the typical, traditional Victorian social values and divisions such as the master of the house with servants below him and so on. Social distinctions were very much more marked and rigidly respected. We first glimpse what Bront might think of social stereotypes and divisions, right at the start of the book through Lockwood, and later through other narrators such as Nelly Dean. Lockwood is seen as the epitome of Victorian social values and ideals, he is a normal Victorian gentleman an agreeable but shallow character. He is perhaps a sketchy attempt to portray a sophisticated townie. He is a well meaning but rather confused and superficial person, who is naive ...
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King Lear Act 5 Scene 3 - 459 words
Unseen text-King Lear (The passage is taken from Act 5,scene 3 and only Lear speaks throughout) The thing I find most interesting about the language used in this passage, is the dream like image it creates. I think the amount of contradictive language, used in the passage is also of some note as it creates ambiguity. The first language point that grabbed my attention about this passage is that it seems to contain lots of soft sounding words like ebb, flow and pray, which in tandem with the fact that the passage contains lots of single syllable words, allows it to flow easily when reading aloud thus adding to the dreamy tone it creates. Another language device I think Shakespeare uses to add ...
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Anorexia - 1,129 words
Anorexia is a condition that affects every part of you, your body, and your mind. In the world that we live in, where on every magazine cover, every tv show, and even in your home room, you see beautiful, skinny girls that seem to have everything they want. They seem to be popular, always happy, and have the perfect body. Many girls that are just beginning to go through adolescence feel that to be these perfect girls, they have to be skinny. They turn to Anorexia is a serious eating disorder, in which girls have an intense fear of becoming fat. The diagnostic criteria, although not all patients with anorexia experience these symptoms, are characteristics of anorexics. Anorexics have a refusa ...
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