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Catherine The Great - Sophie of Anhalf-Zerbst was born on May 2, 1729 in the Germany city of Stettin (Szczecin, now Poland). She was born of a minor German prince, into a society that legally separated and isolated its female population. Though society was against her she was recognized by her father for her great ability to learn and remember concepts and ideas. After proving her ideas and abilities, she received a formal education. In 1744, at the age of 14, she married the Grand Duke Peter of Holstein who was heir to the Russian throne ....   [tags: Yekaterina Alexeevna, Catherine I]
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The Power and Influence of Catherine De Medici - ... This cause a lot of ruckus throughout France, they didn’t want an Italian woman to become their queen. Many even thought he would never have children and her time would be short but between 1543 and 1555 she gave birth to ten children, seven of which went on to adulthood. Throughout Henrys reign as king, he excluded Catherine participating in state affairs. “Catherine stayed in the background as there was no reason for her to grasp the limelight as her husband, the strong king and the nobility appeared to be tamed under his strong leadership”....   [tags: French Renaissance, Catherine the Great] 895 words
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The Story of Saint Catherine’s Prison - The Story of Saint Catherine’s Prison “Near Famagusta is another city called Salamis, set on the seashore, where there was once a noble and wealthy city. It is there that St. Catherine was born and her tomb remains still.” ~ German priest Ludolf von Suchen of Westphalia In the 12th century, the story of the beloved St. Catherine was brought to Europe by the Crusaders returning from their battles in the East. She was from a noble blood line of Roman emperors and her father was Constantine, King of Salamis....   [tags: Saint Catherine] 446 words
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Catherine The Great - Sophia Frederika-Augusta, later known as Catherine, was born on May 2, 1729 in the Baltic seaport town of Stettin, then part of German Pomerania. She was born into the Anhalt- Zerbst family, one of the poorest and most obscure of all the German princely families. Her father, Christian Augusta, did not become the reigning prince of Zerbst until Catherine was thirteen years old. In 1743, at the age of fifteen, Catherine's mother, Johanna, found her a husband. She was to marry Grand Duke Peter III of Holstein, he was sixteen....   [tags: Biography Russia Catherine Great] 1808 words
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Catherine des Roches' Epistle To Her Mother - Catherine des Roches' "Epistle To Her Mother" The "Epistle To Her Mother" by Catherine des Roches of Poitiers discusses the very close and dear relationship that exists between mother and daughter. In this letter, the daughter gives a very detailed and vibrant description of the closeness and respect that she shares with her mother. She also reveals her thankfulness to her mother for all that her mother has bestowed upon her. She does this by taking a vow of silence at the end of the letter, which will allow her mother to live a longer and fuller life....   [tags: Catherine Roches Epistle Letter Essays]
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Catherine the Great (Catherine II of Russia) - After Peter the Great’s death, Russia faced a long time period full of weak rulers who didn’t have any significant contributions to Russia (Farah). However, after 37 long years, a woman called Sophie Friederike Auguste, Catherine II or Catherine the Great, who had married the czar of Russia 17 years earlier, became the next great ruler of Russia. Catherine, a very intellectual woman, was interested in music and literature, knew German, French, and managed to learn Russian in a short period of time....   [tags: Intelligent, Monarch, Ruler] 923 words
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Dylan Thomas' Do Not Go Gente Into That Good Night and Catherine Davis' After a Time - Dylan Thomas' Do Not Go Gente Into That Good Night and Catherine Davis' After a Time In Dylan Thomas's "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" and Catherine Davis's "After a Time," there is a very clear concept of differences and similarities between the two poems. From a reader's standpoint, they seemed to be quite a bit more alike than dissimilar. Through an investigative analysis, "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" and "After a Time" were proven to be comparable in almost every aspect in poetry, such as structure, rhyme scheme, and meter....   [tags: Dylan Thomas Catherine Davis Papers]
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Catherine of Aragon - The Book Catherine of Aragon written by Garrett Mattingly is about the life of Catherine of Aragon, the princess of Spain during the late 1400’s and early 1500’s. The book begins with Catherine’s life as a small child, before she became Queen. The first section of the book talks of Catherine’s upbringing as a princess and includes details on the duties of her and her siblings. A good example of this is described on page 17 as it shows how Catherine and her sisters had to be educated on their bloodline, heraldry and genealogy as well as dancing, cooking, and horsemanship which were the interests of her class) ....   [tags: Biography] 941 words
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Catherine Booth and the Salvation Army - ... Mumford, started to give Catherine, some life lessons that she carried on through her entire life. To mention a few, Love for God and Jesus Christ, Truthfulness, and the fact that human bodies will not live forever, were as such, which Catherine learned from her mother. “Spiritual things were even then real to her, just because they were so real to her mother. Heaven was home to her, and Jesus her best friend”. Catherine also enjoyed reading. “She read books such as explanations of the Bible, books about holiness, soul saving, lives of those who have had lived and worked for God and so on”....   [tags: upbringing, religion, desire, serve] 1054 words
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Catherine II Life and Accomplishments - Catherine II Catherine II of Russia was one of the most influential rulers in Russian history. Catherine was born a princess in Germany, originally named Sophie Fredericke Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst, but moved to Russia, changed her name and married the heir to the throne (Massie 96). Prior to Catherine’s reign her husband, Peter III, whom she married at age fifteen was in power. Their marriage was an unhappy one and Peter often was unfaithful to Catherine .Peter also proved very unpopular among the Russian people....   [tags: russian rulers, russia, russian culture]
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The Beloved Catherine of Aragon - ... Catherine is the English version of Catalina that is what everyone called her when she lived in Spain. She wore gowns made of satin velvet and silk mainly, and an English hood a sort of headdress. She refused to wear the French fashion as a mark of loyalty to her Spanish family. Catherine was willing to change her ways and custom to learn her husbands because that was her new home. When Prince Arthur and Princess Catherine first met they were actually attracted to each other. She danced for him and he was pleased and he danced for her and was also pleased....   [tags: queen, education, marriage] 1344 words
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The Anonymity Experiment by Catherine Price - The rapid growth in technology has been impressive over the past 20 years from television graphics and multi-purpose phones to world-wide connections. Unfortunately, the government is having trouble with this growth to protect the people from having their privacy violated due to the information being stored electronically. In “The Anonymity Experiment”, by Catherine Price, states how easily a person can be track and how personal can be lost. Also, in “Social Security and ID theft”, by Felipe Sorrells, states how social security numbers and personal identities can be stolen and how the government is trying to stop that theft....   [tags: technology, government, private information]
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Catherine Barkley: Code Hero - A Hemingway Code Hero is a character from an Ernest Hemingway novel that follows a particular pattern of how he or she conducts life on a day to day basis. Catherine Barkley from A Farewell to Arms lives with a respect for honor and courage as a Code Hero should. Catherine Barkley is the original code hero of the novel. She has all of the traits of a Hero, and implements them onto Frederic as he matures throughout the story. Catherine’s three main traits that define her as a Hemingway Code Hero are her values of human relationships over materialism, her idealism, and her grace under pressure; she is fearful but not afraid to die....   [tags: Character Analysis ] 770 words
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Catherine Barkley: Code Hero - Catherine Barkley is V.A.D. in the British Army, stationed in Italy, during World War 1 in Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms. She begins the novel as the code hero, which is unusual for Hemingway, given his experience with women throughout his life. During the novel, Catherine conducts herself with grace while living her life with love, loyalty, and respect as guiding ideals. By the end of the novel, her hero status is transferred to Frederic Henry, her lover, when she dies after childbirth. Catherine is almost obsessed with the ideal that women were put on this earth to serve their men....   [tags: Character Analysis] 981 words
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Catherine Deneuve - Catherine Deneuve’s film roles are typically characterised by ‘a temperament at once passionate and inviolable’ (GEOFFREY HARTMAN). To what extent, and in what ways, is this manifested in any ONE OR MORE of the films you have studied on the module. Catherine Deneuve is famed for not only her acting credentials but her beauty too, having once been the flawless face of Chanel. She has appeared in various films that exploit her sexuality and desirability, but one could claim that her characters are never one-dimensional....   [tags: Actors]
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Analysis of Catherine de Medici's Reign - Catherine de Medici’s culpability for the turbulent events in France in 1559-72 remains a topic of some debate. Highly personal protestant pamphleteers associated Catherine with sinister comparisons to the contemporary evil Machiavelli which eventually developed into the ‘Black Legend’. Jean.H. Mariégol consolidates this interpretation, overwhelmingly assuming Catherine’s wickedness; the Queen Mother was deemed to be acting for ‘personal aggrandizement’ without an interest in the monarchy. Neale provides a corrective arguing a ‘dominant maternalism’ drove Catherine’s policies....   [tags: French History]
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Comparing Catherine II and Elizabeth I - ... Keeping her ways allowed the people of Russia to remember all the great things about Catherine. Conspirators went to overthrew and kill Petrovich, and put Catherine’s grandson, Alexander, on the throne. Catherine had lasting contributions in Russia, and was one of their most famous and popular rulers. John Alexander, an expert on the life of Catherine wrote , “drawing on the published advice of Germany cameralists thinkers and corresponding regularly with Voltaire, Dideort, Grimm, and other philosophers, she promoted administrative efficient and uniformity, economic advance and fiscal growth, and ‘enlightenment’ through expanded educational facilities, cultural activities, and religious...   [tags: European female monarchs in history] 1884 words
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Catherine, Called Birdy by, Karen Cushman - I. Catherine, Called Birdy by, Karen Cushman Genre: Historical Fiction II. Catherine’s diary takes place during medieval England during 1290. “… Of the Manor of Stonebridge in the shire of Lincoln, in the country of England” (Cushman 164). Birdy lives on a manor and she is the daughter of an English country knight. “… In the year of our Lord 1290” (Cushman 2). “Today I chased a rat about the hall… threw it in the privy” (Cushman 2). Those two citations show the poor sanitary conditions and hygiene....   [tags: fiction, diary, medieval europe]
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Biography of Catherine Little and Sandra Little - Catherine Little first began her dance training when she was eight years old and studied tap, ballet, and eccentric dancing from an Erie dance studio that is no longer in operation. When Catherine was 14 she began her teacher training in New York City at Ned Wayburn School. By the end of the year Ms. Little began to teach students in the music room of her parent’s home and every summer was spent studying in New York. While attending Lucille Stoddard’s Dance Congress Catherine was chosen from more than 200 students by the famous Bill “Bo Jangles” Robinson to be his protégé....   [tags: dancing, family, ballet, performance] 620 words
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Edict of January by Catherine de' Medici - There was a constant struggle for power in France in the 16th century. The de’ Medici family and the Guise family were the two major influences on France at the time. Catherine de Medici in particular had a hand in almost everything that was passed or that occurred while she and her sons were in power. She was one of the most prominent Politiques in history. She had influence over all of her sons, and was an advisor to all of them. She was able to shape France without having any outward involvement in any of the on-goings, though she did have outward involvement in the on-goings when she was Regent for one of her sons....   [tags: religious equality, influence, france]
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Catherine Sedgwick's A New England Tale - Catherine Sedgwick’s A New England Tale is the story of Jane a young woman who is cast into a family where she is looked down upon, but through her trial and tribulations remains strong in her faith in God. Jonathan Edwards’ sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God focuses on those who lose faith and overlook the power of God’s hand, and by doing so will be sent to hell to repent their sins. Throughout the novel by Sedgwick and the sermon by Edwards it is the importance of moving forwards in life while staying faithful and true to God without sin remains the focus of the pieces....   [tags: God, Sinners, Analysis] 826 words
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Catherine Sedgwick's A New England Tale - Catherine Sedgwick’s A New England Tale is the story of Jane a young woman who is cast into a family where she is looked down upon, but through her trial and tribulations remains strong in her faith in God. Jonathan Edwards’ sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God focuses on those who lose faith and overlook the power of God’s hand, and by doing so will be sent to hell to repent their sins. Throughout the novel by Sedgwick and the sermon by Edwards it is the importance of moving forwards in life while staying faithful and true to God without sin remains the focus of the pieces....   [tags: Sin, God, Novel Analysis] 986 words
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Catherine the Great - Catherine the Great BORN: May 2, 1729 in Stettin, Prussia (now Szczecin, Poland) DIED: November 6, 1796 near Saint Petersburg, Russia [IMAGE] A Russian Empress for thirty-four years, during which Russia became a world super-power. When Catherine II, seized the Russian throne from her less-than-perfect husband, Peter III, she had absolutely no right to it. She wasn't even born a Russian, nor was her name Catherine at first. In fact, her birth name was Sophia Augusta Fredericka of Anhalt-Zerbst....   [tags: Papers] 1141 words
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Catherine the Great - Catherine the Great Catherine II (a.k.a. Catherine the Great) Catherine II, or Catherine the Great, empress of all Russia, did much to continue the process of Westernization reforms began by Peter the Great. Catherine was devoted to art, literature, science, and politics. Many people say she had a great gift and was a great leader, thus she was awarded with the name “the Great” She helped develop schools, hospitals, and many other organizations for the country. She was a shrewd leader and autocrat and helped to continue and further reforms made by Peter the Great, finally making Russia a permanent European power....   [tags: Papers] 871 words
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Catherine The Great - Catherine The Great Russian in full YEKATERINA ALEKSEYEVNA, byname CATHERINE THE GREAT, Russian YEKATERINA VELIKAYA, original name SOPHIE FRIEDERIKE AUGUSTE, PRINZESSIN (PRINCESS) VON ANHALT-ZERBST, German-born empress of Russia (1762-96), who led her country into full participation in the political and cultural life of Europe, carrying on the work begun by Peter the Great. With her ministers she reorganized the administration and law of the Russian Empire and extended Russian territory, adding the Crimea and much of Poland....   [tags: Papers] 2383 words
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The Contributions of Catherine II (Catherine the Great), Empress of Russia - The Contributions of Catherine II (Catherine the Great), Empress of Russia Catherine II, or Catherine the Great, empress of Russia (1762-96), did much to transform Russia into a modern country. Originally named Sophie Fredericke Augusta, she was born in Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland), on May 2, 1729, the daughter of the German prince of Anhalt-Zerbst. At the age of 15 she went to Russia to become the wife of Peter, nephew and heir of Empress ELIZABETH. Elizabeth died on Dec. 25, 1761, and Catherine's husband succeeded as PETER III....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 777 words
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The Awesome Destructive Power of Love That Never Changes in Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë - The Awesome Destructive Power of Love That Never Changes Catherine and Heathcliff’s ardour , intensity warmth for another appear to be the centre of Wuthering Heights, given that it is strongest and more abiding , deep-rooted than any other feeling demonstrates and exposed in the tale, and that it is the beginning , cause of most of the larger collision and clash that construction the novel’s intrigue . Catherine and Heathcliff’s tale, Nelly disapproves and condemns both of thembrutally, cruelly and sternly , condemning their feeling as impure ,dissolute ,indecent .,lewd but this passion is certainly one of the most conclusive and carchy appearance of the book....   [tags: Catherine and Hareton] 514 words
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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë - Introduction: Catherine and Heathcliff grow up together at Wuthering Heights, Catherine family home on the northern English moors. Heathcliff arrives as a gypsy founding. Catherine father Mr. Earnshaw raises him as a son. Catherine is a strong and wild beauty who shares Heathcliff wild nature Alone together on the moors Catherine and Heathcliff feel as if they are soul mates. But to Heathcliff despair outside forces begin to pull them a part. After falling in love with Catherine .She reject him for Edgar Linton who has money and status....   [tags: catherine and heathcliff ]
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A Critique of Catherine the Great - Catherine the Great was born into the royal German house of Anhalt-Zerbst. She was selected by the Russian Empress Elisabeth to be the wife of the Russian prince Grand Duke Peter at the tender age of fourteen. Peter and Catherine were both German, and they were also cousins. Peter and Catherine were always at each others throats, and often had affairs with secret lovers. Catherine gave up her German name and religious beliefs, and began to take on everything Russian. After the death of Empress Elisabeth, Peter claimed the throne....   [tags: World History] 577 words
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Changes in Catherine throughout the Play - Changes in Catherine throughout the Play "A View From A Bridge" is a play by Arthur Miller. It is set in 1950s New York. The play concentrates on a poor family and what happens when some Italian relatives come to stay, illegally. I have chosen to concentrate on Catherine because I fell she undertakes the most emotional changes throughout the play. Catherine is a 17 year old girl who is still studying at school. She lives with her Auntie and Uncle, Beatrice and Eddie. I went to see a production of the play at the Belgrade theatre in Coventry....   [tags: A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller Essays] 1899 words
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The story of Saint Catherine Laboure - The story of Saint Catherine Laboure Saint Catherine personally worked no miracles, nor did she practice externally heroic charity like other great saints. She sprang from upper middle class parents among the meadows and vineyards of Burgundy, France. Her father was an educated man and an excellent farmer living in the village of Fain-les-Moutiers not far from DiJon. Her sanctity consists in half a century of faithful service as a simple Daughter of Charity. Catherine was born of Peter and Louise Laboure on May 2, 1806....   [tags: social issues] 1220 words
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Catherine's Conflicting Feelings in James' Washington Square - Many conflicting situations that give way to problems often arise in life. These problems often create conflicting feelings within an individual who tries to but cannot satisfy both of the opposing sides. The novella, Washington Square by Henry James, portrays this idea. The story follows Dr. Sloper who marries a clever woman who bears him a son. However, death seizes both the mother and child, leaving only his daughter, Catherine, who spends most of her life trying to please her father, but could never please him because she was not clever like her mother....   [tags: Washington Square, expository] 1022 words
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The Character of Lady Catherine de Bourgh In Pride and Prejudice - Although typically overlooked by the inattentive reader, the minor character can serve a myriad of literary roles from adding to the overall story elements to distinguishing the character’s impact on the plot. In Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, minor characters play a paramount role in advancing the plot, reinforcing Austen's tone, and uniquely contributing to the work as a whole. Surprisingly, the impact of a certain minor character upon the work is illuminated as well as expatiated when analyzed....   [tags: Pride and Prejudice Essays]
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Catherine & Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte - “Nelly I am Heathcliff!” Catherine Earnshaw makes this bold statement in Wuthering Heights (Brontë 75). Catherine is claiming identity traits that belong to another being, which is physically impossible for her to accomplish. Why is it that Emily Brontë creates such a love between Heathcliff and Catherine that they claim to be the same entity, and what is meant by both Heathcliff and Catherine claiming to be each other. There are many analyses that contemplate this very question, but the answer lies within a psychological approach....   [tags: Literature Analysis, Relationship]
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Biography of Catherine the Great - Biography of Catherine the Great One of the most interesting, hard-working and powerful people to grace the pages of history during the eighteenth century was Catherine II, Empress of Russia. Historians have not always been so kind to her memory, and all too often one reads accounts of her private life, ignoring her many achievements. The stories of her love affairs have been overly misinterpreted and can be traced to a handful of French writers in the years immediately after Catherine's death, when Republican France was fighting for its life against a coalition that included Russia....   [tags: Empress Russian History Governmental Essays] 3547 words
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Catherine and Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights - With the death of Catherine, the reader is inclined to examine the causes. Cathy herself states that Edgar Linton and Heathcliff are the direct causes, and it is quite the possibility. Finally culminating in one rather brief, yet powerful confrontation, the clashing of Edgar and Heathcliff has been an issue between the two families ever since the day that Cathy and Heathcliff went playing in the moors and got caught at the Linton’s house. Calling him a gypsy and servant, Edgar Linton was disgraced by his presence....   [tags: essays research papers] 543 words
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Catherine A. Lutz - Unnatural Emotions - ”Yes, it’s only Reservation Blues but I like it:” On the Connection between Christian and Native Religions One of the most interesting aspects of the anthropological study of Catherine A. Lutz, entitled Unnatural Emotions, is that the author applies the same sort of intense self-examination to her own project as an anthropologist amongst the Ifaluk as she does to the Ifaluk themselves. Every individual at some point in his or her own life has been confronted with the surprise, after all, that someone seems ‘exactly like me.’ Or, conversely, one is shocked how another human animal, possessing roughly the same physical attributes of one’s genus and species as one’s self, could behave in suc...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Gothic Literature: Isabella and Catherine From Victims To Heroines - When the words gothic literature come to mind, most people would automatically assume that Poe or King are being spoken of, but two authors who have seemed to have slipped through the cracks in the world’s idea of gothic literature have not only succeeded in many things, but have written two lovely gothic novels in their own ways. Horace Walpole wrote The Castle of Ortanto and Jane Austen wrote Northanger Abbey; and while these two pieces are vastly different, they both employ the same devices to keep the reader in the world of the gothic....   [tags: walpoe, austen, compare, contrast] 1233 words
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St. Catherine of Siena - St. Catherine of Siena Catherine of Siena was born in Italy in 1347 at a time when political and religious changes were affecting the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. Dedicating her life to the Holy Spirit from a very young age, Catherine pursued a life of purity and simplicity that served as a background to her great literary work, The Dialogue of the Divine Providence . Her work focuses on the importance of prayer and its transcendent power in human life. In the early stages of Catherine's life the surfacing modern age was bringing with it social turmoil which spread throughout Europe (Giordani 3)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Catherine Ann Porter - In The Jilting of Granny Weatherall, Catherine Ann Porter shares the story of an eighty year old woman who has lived a long life filled with personal triumphs and tragedies. Having been left at the altar by the love of her life at a young age, Ellen “Granny” Weatherall, whose name appropriately represents her character, learned to put up walls of protection around herself and her family early in life lest she fall to the same hurt once again. These protective measures and the mindset that seems to come along with said measures contribute to Granny’s bold and abrasive personality which is displayed quite often throughout the story....   [tags: personal triumjphs, tragedies, foolish virgin]
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Catherine II - "Women fell under her spell as well as men, for underlying her engaging femininity was a masculine strength which gave her the courage to present a bland and smiling mask in the face of the greatest tribulations." Sophia Augusta Frederica was born into a small Prussian kingdom in 1729. Her hometown was in Stettin, Germany. Her birth was a great disappointment to her parents, her father, Prince Christian August of Anhalt- Zerbst and her mother, Johanna Elizabeth, daughter of the prince of Holstein – Gottorp....   [tags: essays research papers] 2174 words
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Catherine Earnshaw - Catherine Earnshaw Catherine Earnshaw is the daughter of Mr. Earnshaw and his wife; Catherine falls powerfully in love with Heathcliff, the orphan Mr. Earnshaw brings home from Liverpool. She was born at Wuthering Heights and was raised with her brother Hindley. Catherine loves Heathcliff so intensely that she claims they are the same person but does not marry him because Hindley has degraded him after their father's death so her desire for social advancement motivates her to marry Edgar Linton instead, a neighbour from Thrushcross Grange and he is handsome and rich, another reason for Catherine marrying him....   [tags: essays research papers] 804 words
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Foreshadowing the Breakdown of Catherine and Eddie's Relationship - Foreshadowing the Breakdown of Catherine and Eddie's Relationship Arthur Miller’s fascinating tale “A view from the Bridge” was actually based on a true story. He was researching on Pete Panto, a longshoreman, who was executed for attempting to revolt against his union. He came across another tale, about a man who had told the immigration bureau about his relatives. This longshoreman was trying to prevent his niece from marrying one of the brothers. The man soon disappeared and was rumoured to be killed by one of his brothers....   [tags: A View from the Bridge Relationships Essays] 1902 words
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Catherine in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights - Catherine in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights Bronte intends for the reader's response to Catherine in chapters 9 and 10 to be one of mixed emotions towards this centralised character. Previously she has appeared selfish, spiteful and unaware of the world around her. This is also emphasised with a different side to Catherine. She is here older and appears to be not any wiser. The reader witnesses that her feelings have matured towards Heathcliff and that she is becoming a woman....   [tags: Papers] 1173 words
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St Catherine's Dock, A Case Study - St Catherine's Dock, A Case Study St Catherine's Dock is in London, which is one of the more economically developed countries, a MEDC. St Catherine's dock is situated on the north bank of the Thames, next to the Tower Bridge, and just off the highway, which runs from the tower Bridge to the Limestone Link, and so to Docklands and the new developments in the East End of London, the City Airport , The dome etc. St Catherine's Dock was part of the Victorian and early century London docks which generated wealth for the capital and fro the U.K, through imports and exports....   [tags: Free Essays] 427 words
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A Comparison of Powerful Female Monarchs: Elizabeth I and Catherine de Medici - ... Another difference between Elizabeth and Catherine was their marital status. Catherine was the queen consort of France, while Elizabeth was the sole-monarch of England. As a man, and the King of France, Henry II could easily undermine Catherine, but there was no co-monarch to undermine Elizabeth’s rule. It is likely that Elizabeth never married because she did not want to share her power with a husband (Stathis, 56). Elizabeth I and Catherine de Medici had almost opposite experiences when it came to power and marriage....   [tags: notorious European monarchs] 998 words
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Elizabeth Bennet vs. Catherine Earnshaw in Pride and PRejudice and Wuthering Heights - Main female characters always have a distinct personality that affects their choices and the outcome of their lives. Strong, independent, sarcastic, and witty are all what comes to mind when having to describe Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice, the second of five daughters in a middle class family. She is a very intellectual individual who attempts to find romance although surrounded by the limitations and prejudice of social classes. Being raised in a narcissistic society that looks down upon her and family's status, she grew up to have a natural defensive remark to any insults....   [tags: Women, Independent, Love]
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Role of Women in the Scientific Revolution - Maria Sibylla Merian was an early biologist. She was the daughter of Matthäus Merian, a Swiss artist and publisher. Matthäus died when Maria was three, and her mother remarried Jacob Marrel, a painter, who taught and encouraged Maria in the arts. As a child, she loved to go with her stepfather to collect wildflowers and insects, but unlike her stepfather, Maria also liked to study the specimens. She published her first book of drawings of different species and different stages in their life cycle at age thirteen, and published five more in her lifetime....   [tags: Catherine Barton, scientist, gender]
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Nicco Machiavelli´s PrinceThoery: Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great - Niccolo Machiavelli was an Italian philosopher during the renaissance. Machiavelli had written “The Prince” which gained overall recognition. The prince summarized all the actions of how a prince should act. Machiavelli had said," That a prince must act cunning and evil to gain success. When fighting, the prince should learn how to fight with laws and force that is able for him to achieve his success.” The prince should also act half beast and half human. The prince shall act like two types of beasts as well: a fox and a lion....   [tags: lion, fox, power] 634 words
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The Period of Enlightened Absolutism in Europe - ... It is seen here that Elizabeth I avoided the war and hired Francis Drake to take over. Furious with this, Philip II had decided to take the war to England. England defeated Spain greatly and sent them back home. Elizabeth was invited to give a speech to her troops. She said, “My loving people, we have been persuaded by some that are careful of our safety, to take heed how we commit ourselves to armed multitudes for fear of treachery; but I assure you, I do not desire to live to distrust my faithful and loving people...” This speech was heavily biased toward the English people because it was given by the ruler of England and directed toward the Englishmen themselves....   [tags: Catherine the Great, Elizabeth I, ] 600 words
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Critical Analysis of Virgin Mary giving the Rosary to St Dominic and St Catherine - This paper is a critical analysis of the Virgin Mary giving the Rosary to St. Dominic and St Catherine of Siena which is an iconic piece of art that is displayed in the Fine Arts Museum of the University Academic Center at Houston Baptist University. This art will be presented by detailing the description, the symbolism, a theory of the unknown artist and periods, and the aesthetics of truth, beauty and spirituality. The ivory plate carving depicts Mary with Jesus standing in her lap. To her left she is handing St....   [tags: ivory plate, women, traditions]
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A Very Brief Look at Russian History - ... The Duma approved a provisional government to restore order, and Nicholas soon abdicated in the face of the fervent loathing directed towards him. The provisional government advocated moderate policies, but was unable to secure the end of the war in Russia. Eventually the Bolsheviks, led by Lenin, stormed the Winter Palace and deposed the provisional government. The Bolsheviks did not easily claim complete control, though. It took three years for the Bolsheviks to consolidate broad authority over the entire span of Russia....   [tags: Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, ] 2181 words
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A Defense For Sir Thomas More - A Defense For Sir Thomas More Preparatory notes: Act One, Scene seven: -part one- King Henry visits More at his home, having sailed there on his new battleship. After pulling More aside to have a talk and discussing several topics, King Henry suddenly broaches the subject of the divorce. More says that he cannot agree with the divorce, and thus would rather not talk about it than outright disagree with the king. “That you should put away Queen Catherine, Sire. Oh, alas as I think of it I see so clearly that I can not come with Your Grace that my endeavor is not to think of it at all.” The king is disappointed and asks More why he would deny him his wish as it is so important to him....   [tags: king henry, queen catherine]
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The Quest for the Ideal - ... In this case, the usage of anaphor reinforces the meaning of beauty of Lady Shalott and how she views the world inside and outside of the tower. “The gemmy bridle glitter’d free, like to some branch of stars we se’(Tennyson). Simile is used here to demonstrate the beauty of Sir Lancelot that is seen in Lady Shalott’s eyes – she compares his bridle to the stars at night. Finally, the usage of symbolism is also evident in the poem. The mirror indicates the false hopes of the outside world but it is only an illusion....   [tags: Maxime Tynes, Catherine Pigott] 797 words
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The roles of Major Petkoff and Catherine in Arms and the Man - Comment on the roles of Major Petkoff and Catherine in Arms and the Man. Major Petkoff and Catherine are typical secondary characters, with funny occasional opinions and repetitive comments, such as those of the “electric bell” or the so famous unique “library” in all Bulgaria. They are characters that would normally be used to lower the tension in different types of plays. Yet, Arms and the Man, is a comedy and hence not many high-tension scenes are found. Their role additionally, adds more humour to the play, especially in those dull scenes where humour is expected to be used in order to break down the monologues, to change the subject or merely to accelerate the pace by altering the tone...   [tags: English Literature] 964 words
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Powerful Enlightened Depots - ... He played an impressive role in the reform of the country's legal system. He made the laws less convoluted and easier to understand as well ending the use of torture on prisoners and enhancing the speed and impartiality of the decisions of Prussia's judges. He also worked to rebuild the agriculture and industry of the country after the destruction of the Seven Year's War. This was as far as Frederick the Great was willing to go with his Enlightenment policies. He did not attempt to alter the social structure in any way, and he continued to allow serfdom and the oppression of the Jews while extending the rights of the nobility....   [tags: monarchs, frederick, catherine]
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Midwestern Contemporary Art Musuem Case Study - This paper will describe the goals of the original negotiation between Peter and Catherine Smith, and the Midwestern Contemporary Art Museum. The discussion will involve the interpretation of the original BATNA and explain its value. Thirdly, we will discuss if interest align or oppose your position. Evaluation negotiation for a win-win solution will look at alternatives for mutual gain for both parties. Fourthly, we will identify influence tactics: which ones could you use on the Smiths. What power bases do you (as Peggy Fischer) have in regards to each of the Smiths....   [tags: batna, catherine smith, peggy fischer]
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An Incredible Journey - Catherine Marshall’s Christy tells the story of a teenage girl pursuing adventure. While attending a Christian revival meeting, 19-year-old Christy Huddleston is mesmerized when she listens to the founder of an Appalachian mission program as he explains the work his mission is doing and the needs of the Cutter Gap community. Christy Huddleston, the daughter of an affluent family in Asheville, North Carolina, finds herself beguiled to the idea of volunteering for the mission to be a teacher to the destitute students of Cutter Gap, Tennessee....   [tags: Catherine Marshall’s Christy ]
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History and Critique of Fairy Tales - Marie-Catherine D’Aulnoy a French writer coined the term French term “Conte de Fée”, during the 17th century, which translates to fairytale in English. She was one of “the most prolific and influential author [of the genre]… She published four volumes of fairy tales [which] were translated into English in 1699. Her most famous tale today is The White Cat”(Heiner). There were plenty other authors who’s work is still praised today like Charles Perrault and the Grimm Brothers; between the three they composed Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel and Snow White....   [tags: Marie-Catherine D'Aulnoy, Literary Analysis]
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Comparison of Letters to Catherine Beecher by Angelina Grimke and Ain't I A Woman? by Sojourner Truth - The 19th century was a time of great social change in the United States as reflected by the abolitionist movement and the women’s suffrage movement. Two very influential women leaders were Angelina Grimke and Sojourner Truth. Grimke was born a Southern, upper class white woman. She moved to the North as a young woman, grew involved in abolitionism and women’s rights, and became known for her writing, particularly “Letters to Catherine Beecher”. Sojourner Truth was born into slavery as Isabella Baumfree; she escaped to freedom, changed her name, and became an active speaker on behalf of both the abolition and women’s rights movements....   [tags: Compare Contrast]
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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Catherine Asaro’s The Veiled Web - Progress or Alienation in Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” and Catherine Asaro’s “The Veiled Web” Our society has alienated itself far from the reality of the way things are and the way they should be, through the use and misuse of scientific knowledge and technology. Science is defined as, “a logical organized method of obtaining information through direct, systematic observation.” Sometimes science doe not seem organized, in fact it seems like it opens us up to a different realm of possibilities that have consequences far beyond our wildest dreams....   [tags: Frankenstein 2014]
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After a Time and Stairway to Heaven - ... Fourth supporting point: Robert Plant’s “Stairway to Heaven” sees life as a mystical journey and a spiritual quest, but one can not buy happiness on his or her way to heaven. If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now It’s just a spring clean for the May Queen Yes, there are two paths you can go by But in the long run there's still time to change the road you're on. (Seventh stanza) Fifth supporting point: Plant uses figurative language like symbolism to show death and rebirth....   [tags: Catherine Davis and Robert Plant poetry comparison]
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