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Queen Liz - 1,644 words
A QUEEN ADORED: ENGLAND'S ELIZABETH II Countess of Longford, Elizabeth Pakenham, was born in London England in 1906. She attended Lady Margaret Hall and Oxford University where she studied classical history and philosophy. She later married Oxford professor and politician, the seventh Earl of Longford in 1931, with whom she had eight children. She worked as a tutor from 1930-36 in the Worker's Educational Association, and was a member of the Paddington and St. Pomcras Rent Tribunal from 1946-51. She was also a Labour party candidate for Cheltenham, and later for the City of Oxford. After both campaigns proved unsuccessful, Longford began her career as a writer in 1954, where she concentrated ...
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The Birth Of Computer Programming - 1,003 words
... on to his unknowing daughter. The evidence in her control over the written word was found when she translated Luigi Ferdico Menabreas sketch of Babbage's Analytical Engine, written from the material he received in a lecture on the Analytical Engine given by Babbage. The piece was published for everyone to read, but it was written in French. Lovelace and Babbage saw then the need to publish an English version of the article, which Lovelace eagerly took as her chance to work with Babbage. Her knowledge of French was great, and she translated the piece with ease, but she became engrossed in the project, adding more details about the machine than the original article had. As work progressed, ...
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Unrequited Love And Gestures Of Consecration - 1,719 words
Unrequited Love and Gestures of Consecration Young Werther searched for meaning in everything around him, yearning in his relentless love for Lotte. It was not a mistake that a copy of Emilia Galotti was found by Werthers deathbed, this texts content mirrors much of Werthers sorrows. Werther idolized and pined over Lotte as Prince Hettore Gonzaga did Emilia Galotti. Both male characters sought to relinquish his hopeless passion by attempting to win over the woman that they loved in a desperate manner, and whom lost their loves in one form or another. Both Lotte and Emilia represent the Romantic ideal for women, who were both concerned with keeping their womanly virtues in tact due to an infl ...
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Alls Well - 1,934 words
In order to understand the moral implications of the bed-trick in Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well, one must examine who is involved in the scheme and to what end. Once this is clear, it becomes obvious that the bed-trick has no moral message in and of itself; rather, the bed-trick is, according to William Bowman, "a morally neutral device" used by Shakespeare in a "moral context." The bed-trick is an off-stage event that contributes to the play's characterization as a "problem comedy," not only because of the not-so-happy ending, but because it deceives the audience into thinking the trickster's intentions are fully justified. It is generally accepted that comedy should be responsive ...
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An Insight Into The Consciuosness Of King Lear - 1,426 words
... hters with a feigned hearing that allows them to make a public pronouncement of their love for him. He is delighted when Goneril says hers is "Dearer than eyesight, space and liberty" (1.1.56). He is similarly pleased with Regan's praises. Lear foolishly believes that Goneril and Regan love and respect him the way they say they do; he is oblivious to the fact that his daughters, or anyone for that matter, may lie for their own benefit. Because he believes his eldest daughters' insincere adulation, Lear's trial proves him a fool. In addition, Lear senselessly concludes that Cordelia is a disrespectful daughter and not worthy of her share of the kingdom. He is irked when she states simply ...
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Chaucer - 1,060 words
Geoffrey Chaucer led a busy official life, as an esquire of the royal court, as the administrator of the customs for the port of London, as a participant in important diplomatic missions, and in a variety of other official duties. Before William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer was the distinguished English poet, and still retains the position as the most significant poet to write in Middle English. Chaucer was born in 1342, but historians are uncertain about his exact date of birth. Geoffrey's well-to-do parents, John Chaucer and Agnes Copton, possessed several buildings in the vintage quarter in London. Not much is known about Geoffrey's school career, but most historians feel that he was flu ...
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William Butler Yeats - 806 words
One of Ireland's finest writers, William Butler Yeats served a long apprenticeship in the arts before his genius was fully developed. He did some of his greatest work after he was fifty. Yeats was born in Dublin, Ireland, on June 13, 1865. His father was a lawyer-turned-Irish painter. In 1867 the family followed him to London and settled in Bedford Park. In 1881 they returned to Dublin, where Yeats studied the Metropolitan School of Art. Yeats spent much time with his grandparents in County Sligo in northwestern Ireland. The scenery and folklore of this region greatly influenced Yeats' work. For a while he studied art, but during the 1890s he became active in London's literary life and helpe ...
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Hogarth - 1,173 words
... arth challenges the ideal view that the rich live virtuous lives, showing many of the people at their worst, having affairs, drunk, gambling, and other vices. In the first in the series of six, he shows an arranged marriage between a Count and Countess. In the second, the marriage has already begun to break down with the husband and wife disinterested in one another, while evidence of them having partied with different people the night before lies all around them. The clothes show men in long golden buttoned coats and wearing stockings, with women in long dresses that bulged outwards from the tiny waist, accurately reflecting what was the current taste. "Marriage-a-la-Mode also includes ...
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History Of C++: Origins And Examples - 1,538 words
Origins of C++ What are C++ and OOP? C++ is an advanced, high-level programming language (Computer languages) that is used to develop powerful applications for Microsoft Windows, many Linux environments, and other well-known and widely used operating systems. C++ is quickly becoming the standard language for commercial software development (Oualline). OOP, an abbreviation for object-oriented programming is simply code that attempts to place a new layer of abstraction between the programmer and the data he is working with this layer will help the programmer develop better code more quickly than he could do before. (McHale). OOP languages must include four fundamental concepts before it may r ...
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Chocolat - 993 words
h2>Information The Film: Chocolt United States/United Kingdom, 2000 Running Length: 2:00 MPAA Classification PG-13 (Sexual situations, mild profanity) Cast: Juliette Binoche, Victoire Thivosol, Johnny Depp, Alfred Molina, Hugh OConor, Lena Olin, Judi Dench, Carrie-Anne Moss Director: Lasse Hallstrm Producers: David Brown, Kit Golden, Leslie Holleran Screenplay: Robert Nelson Jacobs, based on the novel by Joanne Harris Music: Rachel Portman U.S. Distributor: Miramax Films Plot Summary This film is an enchanting brew of confections and humanity. Where a shaman-like woman rides the North wind casting her spell of kindness to those in need; she visits town after town seeking battles with those w ...
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The Cherry Orchard By Chekhov Is Tragic But Not A Tragedy - 920 words
It is very difficult to pigeonhole the modern drama into a tragedy or a comedy. A drama can be either of the two in two ways: either its vision of life is tragic, or the form used to present that vision is essentially tragic2. The sense of life pervading the world of The Cherry Orchard is tragic but there are some elements in the play due to which the tragic sense does not completely permeate the atmosphere of the play. Consequently the tragedy masquerades on the stage as a comedy. Critics who call the play a comedy3 have concentrated mostly upon the comic touches which are lent to certain characters such as Lopakhins mooing like a cow, Trofimovs crash from the stairs, Lopakhin mistakenly re ...
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The Life Of Medieval Women - 1,469 words
I have been asked to write an essay on the subject of the role of women in the middle ages. In this essay I am attempting to out line the opinion that how hard life for women was. There were some ways that women could gain both personal and legal freedom but this was very difficult. Women could not even say or do what they wanted without permission from men. What kinds of work did medieval women have to do? Different classes of women would have done different jobs. The poor women would have worked because their husbands would not have been able to support them and their many children on his wages alone. She would have had so many children due to the high death rate because there was no cure ...
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Geoffrey Chaucer And His Effect On The English Language - 1,089 words
Geoffrey Chaucer has been called the Father of the English language. He did for the English narrative what Shakespeare later did for drama. He was the first writer to use lines of poetry that had an appeal to those interested in nature and books. His writing was very modern for his time, even more modern than the writings of others after he died, but he stayed within the traditions of medieval poetry. Chaucer was born in London, no one knows exactly what date but sometime between 1340 and 1344. Chaucers father, John Chaucer, was a wine merchant although his last name from the French word chaussier indicates that his ancestors were shoemakers. He would sometimes hold positions in the royal ad ...
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Troilus And Criseyde - 1,093 words
TROILUS AND CRISEYDE Table of Contents Introduction.....................................1 The Age of Chaucer...............................2 Troilus and Criseyde.............................5 Characterization in Boccaccio and in Chaucer.....6 The Tenour of Medieval Life......................7 Courtly Love.....................................9 (I,69,3-5) Introduction This present work is based on one of Chaucer's great poems, Troilus and Criseyde. It deals with its origin, its characteristics and the idea of courtly love in it. Everything is considered from a historical and literary point of view. It includes some information about the author himself and his art which I consider essential to ...
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Guide To Thomas Aquinas - 373 words
One of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century, Josef Pieper, gives an insightful preamble and guide to the life and works of conceivably the greatest philosopher ever, St. Thomas Aquinas. Pieper presents a biography of Aquinas, an outline of the 13th century he lived in, and a magnificent synthesis of his vast writings. Pieper depicts how Aquinas resolved the pragmatic thought of Aristotle with the Church, proving that practical knowledge need not exclude belief in the spiritual realities of religion. According to Pieper, the marriage of faith and reason offered by Aquinas in his great synthesis of a "theologically founded worldliness" was not just one solution among many, but the gre ...
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