One Hundred And Fifty Subject Matter
1,023 wordsTheodore Gericault's greatest legacy as an artist is undoubtedly his Raft of the Medusa, completed in 1819. The painting is the comprehensive result of experiments with a variety of forms and styles; it marks the apogee of Gericault's career. Beautiful and horrible, incidental and ubiquitous, monumental without a specific hero, The Raft of the Medusa was to the Salon of 1819 a complete paradox. The painting's first critics were divided in their assessments by their political and artistic ideolog...
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Peace And Good Private Conduct War
1,184 wordsAddress before the Men's Club of the Prospect Street Congregational Church, Cambridge, Mass. , June 7, 1898. There are moments in every man's life, in the life of every nation, when, under the excitement of passion, the simple truths which in common times are the foundation upon which the right order and conduct of life depend are apt to be forgotten and disregarded. I shall venture tonight to recall to you some of these commonplace truths, which in these days of war need more than ever to be ke...
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Class Notes Modern State
1,221 wordsSubsequent to the signing of the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, a strong theory of a modern state emerged. The concept relied deeply upon the establishment of three principals explained by James Lee Ray. Obtaining a modern state depended on, first and foremost, territory. The image of a territory with fixed borders having an apparent national identity with in them (Class notes 10 / 23). A vast campus that in comparison to another holds unique characteristics and shows diversity. Principal two is t...
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Russia Vs United States
1,074 wordsThe United States and Russia have been battling off pernicious factions menacing the stability of their democracies over the years. Russia has come a long way over the past century, enduring a number of different phases that have completely desecrated any power Russia may have had paralleled to the rest of the world. The United States, however, has been evolving into a prosperous world power that has led to new respect from many other nations. Both Russia and the United States have struggled in ...
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American Civil War Red Badge Of Courage
1,328 wordsCOURAGE AFFECTED PUBLIC PERCEPTION OF THE CIVIL WAR? Stephen Crane, (1871 - 1900), was an American novelist and poet, one of the first American writers of the naturalistic style of writing, Crane is known for his pessimistic and often brutal portrayals of the human condition, but his stark realism is relieved by poetic charm and a sympathetic understanding of character. Born in Newark New Jersey, and the son of a Methodist minister, Crane began work in 1891, in New York City, as a freelance repo...
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Media Response To National Crises
785 wordsDuring the first half of the 20 th Century the nation and the media had to face some of the gravest crises in modern history. Media responses to these crises suggest the basic questions about the relationship between the media and modern society. In a final analysis the media during the national crisis of 1917 - 1945 should be judged as a constructive force for combating immense national threats to democracy. Most of the medias actions demonstrate constructive patriotism. World War I was a major...
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Meiji Restoration Pure Land
2,006 wordsBuddhism is the Japanese religion that comes closest to paralleling Christianity, because of its concern for the afterlife and salvation of the individual. In this it shows its origin in India, a region that in religious and philosophical terms is more like the West than East Asia. The historical Buddha started with the basic Indian idea of a never-ending cycle of lives, each determining the next, and added to this that life is painful, that its suffering is caused by human desires. However, the...
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14 Th Century Shows The Reader
1,245 words... late 14 th century the Church elected three popes and were in a state of chaos. After the papacy had been moved from Rome to Avignon and back again, the Church had divided loyalties along with a divided papacy. At the end of the hundred years war, clearly divided nations generated a sense of patriotism that before now was only seen in the Catholic Church during the crusades. The Plague left the Church devastated. After the plague the Church halted the expansion into the countryside leaving t...
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Men And Women September 11
595 wordsIt was September 11. Nothing exciting was happening. School was already boring by now. I had just arrived in homeroom when I heard a sound that was frightening. Was it sirens? No, it was just the TV. I didnt pay much attention at first but after I got settled I looked to see a plane flying into a building. I was shocked. A thousand questions began to run through my head-where was this located? , was it ORNL where my Dad works? , or was it an accident? - while at the same time trying to focus on ...
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Cold War Tensions House Un American Activities Committee
2,073 wordsThe Cold War influenced nearly all aspects of American political and cultural life from 1946 -- when Winston Churchill announced the descent of an Iron Curtain separating the Soviet Union and her Eastern European satellite states from the non-communist West -- to the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991. The influence on the American film industry was deep and long-lasting. Hollywood became a highly visible target of the House Un-American Activities Committee during the late 1940 s and 195...
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Niccolo Machiavelli Athenian Democracy
1,336 wordsWhat is Hobbes, Plato and Machiavelli's view on liberty respectively? Plato has successfully shown the inherent weakness of liberty in its potential to collapse into tyranny, he has failed to recognize that this weakness can be minimized, and hence I, personally, dont share his low opinion of democracy. Before I begin my discussion of Plato's argument for the inherent weakness of democracy in The Republic, I have to clarify what is meant by democracy (liberty) in this context. By democracy Plato...
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War Veterans Foreign Policies
722 wordsWhat a Veteran Means To Me We live in time when young generations of Americans are being continuously assured that the new era of universal love and peace is on the horizon. The wars are being discussed in very negative terms and usually referred to as attributes of the past. Numerous left-wing activists organize campaigns, where children are encouraged to surrender their toy guns in exchange of dolls. The next thing we see is planes flying into the buildings and fanatical Muslims pledging to ca...
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Farewell To Arms Joseph Heller
494 wordsName of Book: Catch 22 Author: Joseph Heller Number of Pages: 417 Summary Of Book: It s wartime, and we hear the comical tale of the American army and life on the front. The story centers around Yossarian, an outspoken and paranoid man who s greatest fear is death. In fact, throughout the whole novel, he claims that someone is trying to murder him. It s hilarious to hear the keen wit and antics of Yossarian; he always is ready with a comeback. Response to the Book: Like Hemingway s Farewell to A...
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World War Ii Heller
1,295 wordsCatch- 22: A Study in Post-War Attitudes by Chris Nicholson In 1961, Joseph Heller published Catch- 22, his first novel. Based on his own war experiences, the novel wickedly satirized bureaucracy, patriotism, and all manner of traditional American ideals. This was reflective of the increasing disdain for traditional viewpoints that was growing in America at that time. (Potts, p. 13) The book soon became championed as another voice in the antiwar movement of the 1960? s. However, Heller himself c...
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Play Julius Caesar Caesar
872 wordsThe play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, or as I prefer to believe Edward de Vere, introduces many readers to a world where speeches are made on many occasions. In this world of rhetoric, persuasive oratory, speeches help people persuade crowds. However, a crowd is not always persuaded by speeches. If a speech is poorly developed with no supporting evidence, a crowd may not agree with an orator. They may instead support the ideas of another orator. In the play Julius Caesar, two prominent...
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Kind Of Love Eastern And Western
1,510 wordsLove is not a universal value. It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Alfred Lord Tennyson Everyone is a philosopher when it comes to love. Definitions are a dime a dozen. Some says, love is a rose, fragrant and beautiful, but thorny and painful. The modern mind thinks of love in vague, nebulous, existential and non-definable terms. It s something happens to you and can t be defined. According to the Oxford Dictionary, love is a deep affection or fondness, sexual pa...
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Dramatic Monologue Dramatic Tension
881 wordsRegret: A Hopeless Quality Tenets of Tennyson in Tithonus? Tithonus? was written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The poem? s setting is the ancient story of Tithonus. Tithonus fell in love with Eos, goddess of the dawn, and asked her for immortality. Unfortunately for Tithonus he did not ask for eternal youth, only eternal life. He, therefore, grows old but never dies while Eos not only never dies but also never grows old. What makes Tithonus? s situation worse is that? the gods themselves cannot reca...
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Rule Of Law Parts Of The World
1,746 wordsAfter a millennium of conflict and war? what chance of a millennium of peace? Some ten millennia ago civilization emerged in the Middle East, as the people of that area learned to till the earth and grow crops, thus opening the way to the ownership of land and the accumulation of wealth, and also to population growth and urban settlement. This new way of life created the potential for conflicts between towns and states and, later, between empires. This civilization brought warfare in its train. ...
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Pointless Like Owen Tragic But Not Pointless War
964 wordsRupert Brooke was one of the early poets in the war. He felt privileged like many to fight for their country. He died of illness in 1915 before having seen any action. He wrote in a romantic style of optimists towards war. He is remembered as a war poet who inspired patriotism in the early months of the Great War. He was good at poetry but had not seen the fear of the war. He would have been shocked to see what became of the war. His view towards war would have changed if he had. The Soldier If ...
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Prime Minister Nineteenth Century
1,597 wordsDuring the last quarter of the nineteenth century Tory governments held office for seventeen years (1874? 80, 1886 - 92, 95 - 1900). During this time Salisbury was Prime Minister for the last eleven years, and was also a member of the cabinet for the first six. To add to this, he enjoyed the position of leader of the opposition during the Gladstonian ministries that interrupted this spell of Tory leadership. What were the reasons for this Conservative political ascendancy, and what was Salisbury...
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