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Symbolism in Fuentes' Aura - On the surface, Fuentes' Aura is a very strange and eerie book. It draws you in and keeps you there, forcing you to read the book to its very end. Just below the surface, a world of symbolism, words and parallels lead to a greater understanding of what is happening throughout this captivating tale. Skimming the surface of the story, an abundance of symbols can be signaled out, but a recurrence of symbols is very important. One of the most prevalent symbols found in this story is the darkness of Senora Consuelo's old colonial mansion....   [tags: Carlos Fuentes, Aura Essays]
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Comparing the Aura Café and the Lunch Box - Comparing the Aura Café and the Lunch Box The Aura Café Situated on the High Street of Whitechapel, opposite the tube station, the Aura café was opened in December 2004. It is a small café owned and control by a sole owner Mr. Muhammad Ali but well furnished with around 30 covers, with air conditioning system, a nice interior decoration and also a non smoking area. SWOT Analysis of the Aura Café. Strength * According to my findings, the Aura café targets mostly the students from colleges and universities of the surrounding area....   [tags: Papers] 976 words
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Comparing Fuentes’ Aura and Ligotti’s The Last Feast of Harlequin - Mythological and Archetypal Reading of Fuentes’ Aura and Ligotti’s The Last Feast of Harlequin   Mythological and archetypal techniques coupled with the interpretation of symbolism found within a piece of literature tells the reader something about the mind and character of a people or culture. Not only does it allow you to delve deeper into this collective mind and speculate about the meaning of a particular work, it can give you something more. I believe that by using these techniques you also get a better glimpse into the main character’s state of mind....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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The Characteristics of Romanticism Found in The Rime of The Ancient Mariner - ... The seamen did not perceive the Albatross as a inferior animal, they saw him as a symbol of hope to lead them out of their troubles. They become fascinated with the bird; treat him with great hospitality, and as if the Albatross had supernatural powers “The ice did split with a thunder-fit; The helmsman steered [them] through!” This exemplifies Romantic Science, as it is a very mysterious and metaphysical moment; establishes that normal objects, such as a bird, can represent other ideas, such as hope....   [tags: romanticist archetype, romantic aura]
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"We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder" - The stories that lock together to make up The Gold Bug Variations are held together by common threads. One of those threads is the art of music. Several of the characters are heavily influenced by the melodies and harmonies that arise from the different scenes. The selection that I chose to dive deeper into and explore the many connections that music has to offer is from Variation III, section heading: "We Are Climbing Jacob's Latter." The particular part that grabbed my interest was the reference to Elvis changing the meaning of "Aura Lee" by releasing his variation of the song titled "Love Me Tender." The section starts by Ressler entering the state of Illinois in 1957....   [tags: Song Analysis] 1338 words
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Revolutionary Work of Art - Walter Benjamin emphasizes in his essay, “The Work of Art in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility” that technology used to make an artwork has changed the way it was received, and its “aura”. Aura represents the originality and authenticity of a work of art that has not been reproduced. The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican is an example of a work that has been and truly a beacon of art. It has brought a benefit and enlightenment to the art of painting, and it has an exemplary aura that cannot be replaced....   [tags: Art ]
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Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction - Visit any major museum of art, at any given time, and one could find an abundance of monumental names listed on tiny plaques hanging next to even more recognizable works of art. The excitement felt by any art enthusiast when walking into these buildings of time and creation, is undeniable and especially unique. Could it be the atmosphere of the building, the presence of artwork, the people, possibly the grandeur of the space, or perhaps, could it be the spirit of the artists themselves, peering through the work they created....   [tags: Aesthetic Attitude]
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Jim Morrison - I preface this paper by a consideration of why Jim Morrison can be discussed within the discourse of religious studies. I suggest four possibilities. The first is the place of religion in late modernity; that is, as individualized, subjectivated and deinstitutionalized. These factors contribute to the circumstances under which Morrison may be understood in religious terms because of the conditions they create. Religion may be deinstitutionalized (Luckmann 1967; Bibby 1990), but people are still religious (Chaves 1994)....   [tags: Religion, Culture, Elvis] 856 words
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Classification of Psychic Experiences - Classification of Psychic Experiences Generally speaking, psychic experiences which deal with receiving information from an outside source, either living or passed on can be classified into the following categories: psychometry, telepathy, clairvoyance, clairaudience, automatic writing and channeling. Two more psychic techniques, assumption and projection, deal with transferring the personality to a remote location. Psychometry is the art of receiving information about someone by touching an object commonly carried by that person such as a key chain or jewelry....   [tags: Classification Essays] 1105 words
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Jim Morrison - Hopkins and Sugerman (2006) and Stone (1991) developed the image of Morrison as a shaman and as Lizard King based on the development, by Morrison, of his role as a shaman and the image of the Lizard King. This image was the “existing value structure” of Morrison at the time of his death, despite attempts made by Morrison to change this image. As the “the way in which the total image grows determines or at least limits the direction of future growth,” Hopkins and Sugerman (2006) and Stone (1991) were working within the parameters of Morrison's image....   [tags: Biography] 2281 words
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The Dysfunction of Migraine Headache - The Dysfunction of Migraine Headache As a disorder reaching nearly every culture, historic and contemporary, headache has been experienced in some form by the majority of the human population. Despite its relative age and prevalence, we have yet to fully ascertain either its cause, its organization, or its cure, and continue to suffer everything from quotidian tension-type headache to cluster or "suicide"-type headache with little substantial relief. So just what is it we know about headache....   [tags: Pain Medicine Health Essays]
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Two Brothers Two Choices - Each step he takes, waves of guilt, desperation, and despair crash upon him, making each step heavier than the last. As a little ruffian running around with his brother to play cricket, escaping the airport guards, all these images flash before him, splaying out his entire life, making him realise he has spent his entire life, every minute of it with his brother. Even liking the same book, The Three Musketeers, and ultimately being known as Athos and Porthos, happy memories of their child hood surface within him....   [tags: Movie Review] 679 words
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Acupuncture's Effectiveness on the Treatment of Migraines - A migraine is a severe, debilitating headache that hosts a large variety of neurological symptoms such as throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, disturbances in vision, numbness in face or extremities, sensitivity to light, sound, smell and touch. An individual experiencing a migraine may suffer from one or many of these symptoms during an attack. Each migraine attack can vary in it's symptoms and severity making it difficult for a correct medical diagnosis to be made....   [tags: Health]
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Marxist Cultural Theory - This chapter examines two forms of practice that communicate messages from a group or an individual to the public, cultural production and political public speaking in the light of Marxist cultural theories. The review of writings about the practice of art by mid-20th century Marxist thinkers makes one thing clear - aesthetic utterances by artists and cultural figures fulfil a role in the political and social discourse and the importance of this role within the context of class struggle must not be ignored....   [tags: Film Review, Adorno on Cinema] 2911 words
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mitigating migraines - ... Migraines tend to improve in the late trimesters of pregnancy and when you hit menopause it can go either way, it can split between progress, worsening, or no change at all. Menstrual migraines occur most often in the lutreal phase when estrogen levels are low and falling. According to (Dr. Stakes) after menopause migraines in women become dramatically less frequent, so that there is definitely an estrogen effect. Sleep triggers vary from your sleep patterns, for example getting not enough sleep or even oversleeping....   [tags: health, common disease]
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Pediatric and Adult Migraines - Pediatric and Adult Migraines Many people are surprised to find that children get migraines. It is one of those illnesses that are associated with adults only. A migraine is an intense, pounding headache with nausea that occurs infrequently. The headache starts around the eyes, the forehead, or the sides of the head. Bright lights and loud noises also make the headache worse, and any movements make this headache worse. Migraines last from a few hours to a few days in serious cases (1). Over 8 million children get migraines a year, which results in over 1 million lost schooldays cumulatively....   [tags: Health Head Aches Essays]
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The Return - Original Writing - The Return - Original Writing Kaley Embry was keeping an eye on the man following her through the department store. She kept telling herself that she should run to the protection of her sister, but Nina would call security and Kaley wasn't sure she wanted that. The man's presence had Kaley feeling like she'd been drugged. At least he was keeping his distance, and though his aura was almost pure black there was that pinpoint of light right in the centre. Also, if Nina called security on the man, Griffin would be the one to come to the rescue and probably cause an unwanted scene....   [tags: Papers] 3650 words
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Music in the Information Age - Music Speaks The idea that music is information tends to turn people's heads. The art of information stands as the largest growing field in both business and society. How does the age-old art of music fit into this category. Can music even be considered information. The rising popularity of mp3's proves that people value music as a source of information. Hundreds of groups are advertising their band on the web at mp3.com, from popular music groups to those struggling to make a name in society. The web sites serve as a vehicle for bands to display their message to the public in an uncensored atmosphere....   [tags: mp3 digital music] 895 words
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Migraines: That Ache In Your Head - Migraines: That Ache In Your Head Have you ever had a headache. That pounding pain that would not go away, it was probably a headache, however there is another type of headache that happens to one side of the head and could also cause nausea, sensitivity to light, sound or odors. Also accompanying the migraine is a aura, which could be flashes of light, or temporally lose your vision, in any case it is a visual impairment. (1) Migraines differ from headaches because a migraine is a neurological disease....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Reproduction Businesses of Thomas Kinkade?s painting - Reproduction Businesses of Thomas Kinkade’s painting When I read the article by Susan Orlean, I am very aware of the big business Thomas Kinkade is trying to create by reproducing his original paintings mechanically using digital technique, but I have also carefully examined whether this article which discusses about the reproduction of his art works has a correlation with Walter Benjamin’s essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”. A certain emotion or an “aura” is said to be present when an artist creates an art work....   [tags: essays research papers] 1064 words
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The Practices and History of Zoroastrianism - For centuries, Zoroastrianism was the leading religion of Persia (now Iran) before the modern Islamic religions came to be. Zoroastrianism is thought to be founded in 6th century BC by Zarathustra. Zoroastrians follow the sacred text called the Avesta; it is their "Book of the Law." Zarathustra was a Persian prophet, when at age 30 claimed to have had visions of God. Zarathustra called God Ahura Mazda. Zoroastrianism quickly became the "official" religion of Persia, but came to an abrupt end in 637 AD at the time of the Muslim invasion....   [tags: Zoroastrianism, religion, ]
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Chapter One Questions - We should not trust our intuition because it can lead us away from the correct answer and in an entirely different direction. Your intuition can make you over confident on everyday choices. After a person dies the causes of death seems to have been obvious but before knowing, the cause of death could have been anything. During a season finale on television you learn the answers to questions created throughout the season and it becomes obvious that, that would have happened. When the episode before the finale there were many choices for how it could have ended....   [tags: Psychology ] 2169 words
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Exile From Self - Love exiles the heart from the being, sometimes begrudgingly, and at other times in the full light of day. It’s masterful in a myriad of ways; transfixing, then transforming the lover, completely removing them from anything previously palpable and familiar. Bewitchingly, love alters the conscience and authors its decisions. It is the facilitator of exile from oneself, and is brilliantly woven into the lives of the characters in D.H. Lawrence’s Odour of Chrysanthemums and Carlos Fuentes’s Aura; albeit sometimes in antagonistic ways....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Jamaican Hero - He is an iconic figure and an inspiration to millions of people around the world. His name is Bob Marley. Marley had a profound impact on the world’s culture that still has a lasting impression today. His music inspired people everywhere to maintain a sense of calmness, and enticed the Jamaican people to keep peace during the country’s tough political and economic times. Marley also inspired many of the future reggae musicians, and his legacy still stands to this day. His songs become well-known for its messages of universal love and Biblical prophecies, and inspired people across the world to spread the message of peace and harmony....   [tags: Biography, Bob Marley] 1180 words
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Cathedrals: Implied Glory and Importance to Christianity - There is nothing, in any shape or form, implied about the glory of Cathedrals. These stone behemoths are simply glorious in size, design and aesthetic appeal all built into their design plan and plays an important role in the growth of faith in Christianity. But what is a Cathedral. In their very nature, they are holy places of worship for Christians. Unlike churches which are basic places of worship that are apt for most of the critical requirements of Christianity, Cathedrals are massive places of worship which act as the headquarters for the local diocese, or districts, of the certain sect of Christianity around it and are also where the Bishops resides....   [tags: Architecture]
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The Fall of the House of Usher: Double Trouble - Edger Allan Poe’s short story “The Fall of the House of Usher” tells the Gothic and hunting story of a friend’s failed attempt to help another friend. The story’s vague start describing a deteriorating house gives an eerie feeling to the story. Soon the narrator finds himself betwixt an interesting familial dynamic of a brother and sister of the Usher family. With both siblings affected with mysterious illnesses, death soon finds the sister Madeline while Roderick Usher continues to suffer mentally....   [tags: Literature] 1263 words
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The Transmogrification of Tom Joad in Steinbeck's _Grapes of Wrath_ - As Jonathan Swift once said, “Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want.” The Great Depression was a time of considerable sorrow for countless people across the United States. A crumbling economy and suffering industry coupled with hard climate conditions caused widespread unemployment, and forced a multitude of people off of their land. Entire plantations were crushed due to the lack of growing crops, and families were forced to migrate thousands of miles in order to seek a new and better life....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Human Corruption]
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The Importance of Color - What color is best for the walls of an art gallery. This question is asked a lot and while there may be no “right” answer, many people have their opinions. Speaking about strongly colored walls Jake says, “These colors may make people comfortable, but they skew viewers' perceptions of the paintings. Some shade of gray or white is best: paintings stand out best against a neutral background, and the painting's own colors are true against a neutral background” (Boddy-Evans). While the color of the wall could very well depend on what work is being displayed, the color could just as well affect the viewers’ mood, in return changing their opinion on the piece....   [tags: Art]
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Girl Scouts - ... The Silver award focuses on a girl setting up a program and successfully running it with community involvement. This program can be a simple musical and dinner, or perhaps she would like to put on a carnival of some sort. No matter what she chose to do, it must implement an outside source of involvement. This teaches the girl some small business skills: How to find sponsors, cooperation with said sponsors, and confidence that they have the ability to design and implement a program that the community can partake in and enjoy....   [tags: Courage, Confidence, Character]
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Jameson's Theory of Postmodernism - ... As it evolves into its more recognizable form as The Spirit, with its arms outstretched behind, it is even less concerned with the internal. Its form literally throws any internal meaning behind it and of sight as it determinedly moves towards its unknown destination. Due to the fact it is the emblem of the global business of Rolls-Royce Ltd it may be seen as a literal representation of Jameson’s theory that late capitalism is an unconscious social system, it “reflects …the absence of any great collective” (Jameson 1991, p....   [tags: modernist era, art criticism, Frederic Jameson]
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Evaluating Different Family Dynamics and Its Effect on the Children - ... In Dominus’ article Ry is one of those children who was conceived through artificial insemination, and has grown up with a slightly different family dynamic. The concepts and needs of family is no different though. Many may question what effects that gay parents have on the children that they produce, putting children such as Ry under a magnifying glass. Some states find such families as Ry’s as problematic and create laws against fostering and adopting children. Even with those laws and attitudes exist, gay parents and their children are becoming “acknowledged part of the communities.” (Dominus, 2004) This is possibly a result of the fight for legalization of gay marriages....   [tags: Family Types, Article Comparison]
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The Flagler Museum - ... The next room that I discovered was the Blue Room. The Blue Room was of a different style than the Master Bedroom entirely; the walls were covered in a cool hue of blues, with vertical stripes that displayed two different shades of the color. The overall feeling of this crisp room seemed very relaxed and serene. Unlike the Master Bedroom, which for the most part displayed the same shade of yellow, the Blue Room integrated various different shades and tints of blues, from the sky blue rug and bedspread, to the rich navy of the draperies....   [tags: Rooms, Description, Texture] 880 words
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Migraines - ... Computer screens have been reported to trigger 22.5% of migraines, sunshine and dazzling light sources have been seen to trigger roughly 37% of migraines; and neon lights resulting in triggering 22.2% of migraines for individuals (Kowacs et al., 2004). Research suggests that visual stimuli may not just be a trigger for migraine sufferers but an overloading factor for sensitive migraine brains (Kowacs et al., 2004). This concept claims that these individual’s brain are more sensitive to different changes and react more intensely to these changes, which results in the individual suffer a migraine....   [tags: medicine, disorder, blood flow, brain, pain]
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It's Just Not Natural - ... Some of the reasons Lucifer is believed to have fallen are: disobedience, for not bowing before God’s creation of man; pride, for wanting to make his throne and place high above God’s and the Earth; free will, the angels that had this slowly turned away from God and became human or a demon; and war, resulting in Michael casting out the sinners from heaven (Godwin). The war in heaven changed many things and created a new place of evil that strikes fear into the greatest of people. Through the war and heaven the rumors of the devil’s disobedience; hell, or sometimes referred to as the ‘pit’, was created....   [tags: Tales, Hellhounds, Ghosts]
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Should There Be A Law Against Paparazzi? - How about creating a law against the use of telephoto lens and parabolic listening devices. How about creating a new crime—One that will penalize those persisting and persuading photographers, the Paparazzi also known to celebrities as stalkarazzi who follow the rich and famous for the thousand dollars snapshot that reveals some special, intimate moment or an embarrassing one. Should there be a law rebuking such act. Should there be strict laws preventing press photographers (paparazzi) from pursuing persons who do not want to be photograph....   [tags: essays research papers] 509 words
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Automobile Ads Analysis - Hummer H3 V8 - Creative concept: I liked the creative angle that was given to the brand. As a brand with so much emotional capital, it was well employed to create a no-frills ad that spoke little and yet had an impact. A very visually strong ad too. I liked the light balance that has been used, especially on the product. Bold, in- your- face and prestige were the key elements that I feel come across strongly. The headline is very creative, commands respect. If I were to put myself in the shoes of their TA, I would definitely be enticed to go for a test drive or check out the website for more information....   [tags: Advertising Branding Analysis] 717 words
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The Character of Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby - The novel begins with Nick Carraway, a young man from Minnesota and the narrator od this novel, moves to New York in the summer of 1922 to learn more about bond business. He rents a house in the West Egg district of Long Island, a wealthy but fashionable area populated by the newly rich. Nick's next door neighbor is mysteroius man named Jay Gatsby, who lives in Gothic mansion and throws lavish parties every Saturday night. Nick is unlike the other inhabitants of West Egg, is educated at Yale and has social connections in East Egg, a fashionable area occupied by the upper class....   [tags: Character Analysis, Fitzgerald] 563 words
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What is Success? - Success takes many different definitions. People have different interpretations of what success really means. For me is as simple as: living well and laughing often. The idea of living well is a very broad statement. Living well, in my opinion is getting success in personal, social and professional life. If I can achieve all of these three levels of success, I believe that I have lived well. Personal success for me is being able enjoy little things that life has to offer. For instance; understanding and appreciating diversity....   [tags: Personal Reflection, definition, narrative] 583 words
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The House Of Usher Response - The Fall Of The House of Usher is a terrifying tale of the demise of the Usher family, whose inevitable doom is mirrored in the diseased and evil aura of the house and grounds. Poe uses elements of the gothic tale to create an atmosphere of terror. The decaying house is a metaphor for Roderick Usher’s mind, as well as his family line. The dreary landscape also reflects his personality. Poe also uses play on words to engage the reader to make predictions, or provide information. Poe has also set the story up to be intentionally ambiguous so that the reader is continually suspended between the real and the fantastic....   [tags: Literature Review] 633 words
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The Identity of Thomas Pynchon - The Identity of Thomas Pynchon The identity of Thomas Pynchon is as elusive as the sticky, complex webs of meaning woven into his prose. As America's most "famous" hidden author, Pynchon produces works which simultaneously deal with issues of disappearance and meaning, of identity and nothingness in a fashion that befuddles some and delights others. He speaks to the world from his invisible pulpit, hiding behind a curtain of anonymity that safely disguises his personality from the prying eyes of critics and fans alike....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 1801 words
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The Test Craze - Test Jonathan and I are trying to find out what gender I am. Or, rather, we are trying to find out what gender I am supposed to be. I have, throughout my life, been fairly sure I was female, but there is a new test online that claims it can predict genders with 100% accuracy. Jonathan already took it himself, and afterwards seemed even more self-actualized than usual. Jonathan is the only person I have ever heard describe the theories behind Catholicism as "too mean", and, being the sort of person who likes to share love, kindness, and self-actualization with friends, he has made me next in line for testing....   [tags: Personal Narrative Original Writing] 2618 words
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