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Self-discovery in Desolation Angels - Self-discovery in Desolation Angels Stripped to its barest essentials, Jack Kerouac's novel Desolation Angels reads as a drug-induced stupor of casual sex (or fantasies thereof), mixed into a melting of jazz and poetry. The often-adolescent urges of Kerouac's character Jack Duluoz, however, are mere episodes in the fast-paced, write-it-as-you-think-it, pre-literary notoriety phase in the life of a man who essentially founded the Beat generation. Though the overflowing stream of consciousness that comprises this book seems undoubtedly spontaneous, Desolation Angels actually examines, in a most straightforward and clearly organized manner, the state of human solitude....   [tags: Desolation Angels Essays] 900 words
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4 Personality Types Taught by Angels - 4 personality types taught by Angels Every person’s road to a success is different because every person has different personality, nature, ability, and sensibility. Therefore; although the law of success could be universalized, it is necessary to consider the law of success accordingly to different personality types. However, many authors of “how to succeed” books write about law of success basing only on their personality types. If a person has same personality type as author of “how to succeed” book, he or she may like and agree with the author’s approach to success....   [tags: Angels] 763 words
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Values and Standards in Kushner's Angels in America - What does Kushner propose about religious/personal standards, and are those standards valuable or do they cause difficulties. Many people today have a set of religious or personal standards that has aided them in obtaining their goals. However, there are many others who do their best to live up to those standards of perfection but end up living miserable lives. This essay will discuss the possible standards of Joe and Roy implied in the play, “Angels in America” by Tony Kushner, while discussing how they can be both valuable and questionable....   [tags: Angels in America] 1089 words
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The role of angels in christianity - INTRODUCTION God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendent of David. The virgin's name was Mary." --Luke 1:26-27, NIV Today we will look at some of the aspects of the Christian doctrine of Angels and their continued role in Christianity and humanity in general. We will discuss the origin of Angels and likewise Demons, their role in both the New and Old Testament and lastly we will discuss the activity of angels in spiritual warfare....   [tags: Spirituality, Angels, Demons]
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Family Ties in Alden Bell’s The Reapers are the Angels - In Alden Bell’s The Reapers are the Angels, the family unit persists in the face of a zombie apocalypse. Although not seemingly normal, nor resembling the quintessential nuclear family, the idea of family is very present throughout Temple’s journey. Most families of this post-apocalyptic world operate under a strong sense of denial; a hope that the old world will seep through the seams of the nightmare that sadly is reality. They desperately grasp at traditions of the past with confidence that someday the universe will revert back to its previous state....   [tags: The Reapers are the Angels] 821 words
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Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers - The Vietnam War in the late 1960’s was described as a tragedy, a victory, a win, and a loss, but for whom. The millions of people who loss their lives or the millions of people who fought to save others or is it for the millions of people who had to make that decision every time that they were in battle, but as for Richard Perry, a seventeen-year-old, African American just out of a Harlem High School, had to ask that question solely to himself. Perry, a talented and bright young man put away his dreams of college and becoming a writer because of the unfortunate circumstance he is in....   [tags: Fallen Angels Essays]
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The Function of Dual Roles in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America - In Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, the interconnection of people and events, that might ordinarily be viewed as disconnected or unrelated, is implicitly presented in the characters section. Dual roles are implemented by a playwright that has one actor portraying the roles of two or more characters, with or without thematic intentions. The use of “dual roles” in several scenes of this play can be viewed as a demonstration of Kushner’s effort in maintaining the interconnectedness between characters, communities (i.e....   [tags: Angels in America]
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Time Periods Represented in "The Kid" and "Iron Jawed Angels" - New and exciting technologies have always played a huge role in the culture of American people. When the motion picture came out it was no surprise that both consumers and producers were more than happy to get in on the action. Back in the 1920’s film was still pretty new and was only in black and white with no sound, but the films were always accompanied by orchestral pieces to help set the mood. The art of movie-making has come a long way since then with the addition of not only color and audio, but new techniques and new ideas....   [tags: Kid, Iron Jawed Angels,] 1321 words
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Angels in America - Angels in America Everyone has his or her own personal faults in life. Some are looked down upon more for their issues than others are. Homosexual relationships are considered sacrilegious and unethical, so much that we scrutinize persons having those relations. We as a society should not look down upon individuals whose sexual preference is different from our own. The 80's were a time of economic growth and global power. It is also the setting for Tony Kushner's play, "Angels in America"....   [tags: Kushner Angels in America Essays] 747 words
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Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Tony Kushner’s Angels in America - At first glance, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Tony Kushner’s Angels in America appear to serve as two individual exercises in the absurd. Varying degrees of the fantastical and bizarre drives the respective stories, and their respective conclusions hardly serve as logical resolutions to the questions that both Beckett and Kushner’s characters pose throughout the individual productions. Rather than viewing this abandonment of reality as the destination of either play, it should be seen as a method used by both Beckett and Kushner to force the audience to reconsider their preconceived notions when understanding the deeper emotional subtext of the plays....   [tags: Angels in America, Waiting for Godot]
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The Power of Angels in America - The Power of Angels in America       "Such ethical possibility is, however, founded on and coextensive with the subject's movement toward what Foucault calls 'care of the self,' the often very fragile concern to provide the self with pleasure and nourishment in an environment that is perceived not particularly to offer them." -Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick   "Demanding that life near AIDS is an inextricably other reality denies our ability to recreate a sustaining culture and social structures, even as we are daily required to devote such time to the details of the AIDS crisis." -Cindy Patton   Tony Kushner's two-part play (or, if you will, two plays) Angels In America is one of...   [tags: Kushner Angels in America Essays]
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The Importance of Geography in The Killer Angels - The Importance of Geography in The Killer Angels      War is a complicated event.  Many different factors are considered in the strategic planning during a war.  The number of troops, ammunition supplies, and the lay of the land are just three of the considerations that must be given when fighting a battle.  Such considerations were made during the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg.  In The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, Shaara uses geography throughout his recounting of the event.  His use of geography is seen in his descriptions of the people involved, his description of the climate, and his superb outlining of the natural landscape....   [tags: Killer Angels Essays]
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Angels and Demons by Dan Brown - Angels and Demons by Dan Brown Title of the book: Angels and Demons Author: Dan Brown Year original book was published: 2000 Four words to describe the author: Cosmopolitan, Witty, Articulate, Sophisticated Characters in the book: The Hassassin: Strong, Merciless Commander Olivetti: Disciplined, Stubborn The Camerlengo/Janus: Deceitful, Powerful Cardinal Mortati: Fortunate, Patient Robert Langdon: Clever, Cautious Leonardo Vetra: Humanitarian, Loving Victoria Vetra: Gorgeous, Dangerous Maximilian Kohler: Cold, Ruthless Setting of the book: This novel takes place during present times, but has several historical facts dating back several hundred years....   [tags: Angels and Demons Dan Brown Essays] 1295 words
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Angels and Demons by Dan Brown - Angels and Demons by Dan Brown 1.) The main setting takes place in the beautiful, elegant, religious, Vatican City. The story pretty spread out throughout the Vatican in churches, especially St. Peter’s Basilica, museums, the pope’s hidden passageways, offices, and a lot of other interesting places. Vatican City is a beautiful city where an abundant amount of faithful living Catholics are located. This city is also where Christianity originated. In the middle of the entire city lies the most famous church in the entire world, St....   [tags: Angels Demons Dan Brown Essays] 3000 words
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Tony Kushner's Angels in America - Most of the characters in Tony Kushner's Angels in America struggle with their sexuality. Reflected in this struggle, the homosexual characters are flawed to the degree at which they hide their sexuality. Prior, Belize, Louis, Joe, and Roy all deal with this issue in the course of the play. Prior is the least closeted homosexual while Roy is the most. Prior is chosen to be a prophet, is morally upright, and represents good. Roy, the unlawful lawyer, represents evil. Belize, Louis, and Joe fall in between Prior and Roy on the scale....   [tags: Tony Kushner Angels America Essays]
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Fear in Tony Kushner's Angels In America - Fear in Tony Kushner's Angels In America   Both parts of Tony Kushner's play Angels in America paint a painfully truthful picture of what gay men go through. In most cases, they suffer either inner anguish or public torment. Sometimes they must endure both. Being homosexual in America is a double-edged sword. If you publicly announce that you are gay, you suffer ridicule and are mocked by the ignorant of society; but if you keep your homosexuality a secret, you are condemned to personal turmoil....   [tags: Kushner Angels in America Essays]
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Powerful Imagery and Themes in The Killer Angels -     In The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara fictionally illustrates the historical facts of the battle at Gettysburg. Shaara gives action and words to characters of another time, and then places these players on the stage of this great battle. Through the use of powerful biblical and non-biblical imagery and themes the epic nature of the battle at Gettysburg and its characters are enhanced. Such imagery and themes, combined with Shaara's fictionalization, help to contribute to why this single battle holds such monumental significance and influence upon the lives of Americans over a century removed from its occurrence....   [tags: Killer Angels Essays]
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Protagonists and Point of View in Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels - Protagonists and Point of View in Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels      Crack. A lone rifle fires off in the distance on a rainy July morning. A lone soldier in the Calvary fires the shot that starts the bloodiest battle that ever takes place on United States soil. Michael Shaara's book The Killer Angels (1974) takes place during the Battle of Gettysburg and focuses on the thoughts of the individual commanders who led the troops. This thrilling novel covers the four days of this famous battle that took place in July 1863....   [tags: Killer Angels Essays]
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Summary of Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers - Walter Dean Myers wrote the book Fallen Angels. It is about America's experiences in the Vietnam War as told by the main character in the book, Richie Perry. Perry goes through a lot of changes and sees some of his good friends die in battle fighting for a cause that no one could agree upon. The book has 4 other main characters, Lobel, Johnson, Brunner, and Peewee. The book starts off talking about the experiences of Perry while he is serving in Vietnam. His best friend, Peewee becomes instant friends with each other when they meet in the barracks....   [tags: Fallen Angels Essays] 704 words
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All Angels Must Fall - ... Looking at her doll Eve swallow all the courage she possibly could, climbed off her bed and laid down onto the floor. She took a deep breath and lifted the ruffled bed skirt. Her eyes widened and she jumped onto the bed screaming only to have it grab onto her leg and start pulling her down. "Mama!" It let go and her mother stormed into the room. "What. What is it Eve. What's wrong?" She stood seeing Eve crying on the bed her hand holding her ankle. "The monster under my bed grabbed me Mama. He grabbed me and pulled me down, he hurt my foot....   [tags: doll, storm, eyes, angels] 603 words
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Criticisms and Praise for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - ... The company escapes by hiding in barrels and floating down the river. During their escape Kili is shot with a morgul shard, which contains poison. The company is helped into lake town by a man named Bard. The company leave lake town without Fili, Kili, and Bofur and head to Erebor. There Bilbo faces the dragon Smaug, who stole Erebor from the Dwarves, while he is trying to get the Arkenstone. At the end of the film Smaug is flying toward Lake town with the intention of burning it down, and killing everyone who lives there....   [tags: mirkwood, elves, film] 667 words
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Depression in Hopkins' Sonnets of Desolation - Depression in Hopkins' Sonnets of Desolation        Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) was, first and foremost, a man of the cloth. He seems to have set his gifts in musical composition, drawing, and poetry at a distant second to his ecclesiastical duties for most of his life, causing him to experience terrible bouts of depression. Hopkins poured out this depression in what are known as the Sonnets of Desolation, including "I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day," "Not, I'll carrion comfort, Despair, not feast on thee," and "No Worst, there is none....   [tags: Sonnet essays]
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Angels in Christianity - From the beginning of time, angels have played a significant role in Christianity and other western religions. Although, they are often seen as the supporting players in the scripture, they are an essential character to the nature of the stories mentioned in these scriptures. Therefore angels still play a significant role in Christianity and portray the character of a multifaceted and multidimensional divine being around the world (Patella 59). This development of the role of angels in the Christian Tradition doesn’t only have an impact through the stories read in the scriptures or from the portrayal of Angels in Christmas decoration or Christian movies, but they also serve an important purp...   [tags: God, Christian tradition, Bible, Jesus, religion]
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Angels in America - Within modern society when a character strays away from what society depicts as morally right, the individual is frowned upon as if he or she doesn't belong. In “Angels in America” a gay fantasia on National themes, characters struggle to be themselves upon fear of whether or not society will accept them as an individual. The characters not only struggles with whether or not society will accept them, but they also struggle with their inner demons, and ultimately the question of what is truly good or evil....   [tags: Theater Review ]
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Angels in America - “When MILLENNIUM APPROACHES, Part One of ANGELS IN AMERICA, opened on Broadway in 1993, Tony Kushner was hailed as the savior of serious American theater” (Gainor, Garner, and Puchner1459). When Kushner wrote Part One of this Gay Fantasia he brought together many themes and issues of the 1980s. Such themes and issues include AIDS, homosexuality, religion, and politics. As other plays a balance must be kept and so Kushner wrote this work with exact precision. With so many topics to discuss Kushner’s writing had to demonstrate a wide range of characters and their differentiating opinions to keep the balance....   [tags: Plays]
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Hope and Desolation in Biographies by Frank Kafka and Jorge Luis Borges - ... Lets regard the roots of this subject and its idea of hope. Kafka's texts written in between 1914 and 1919 are an author's cry from the heart of a lonely man, a call for help, which aims to arouse the reader and to make him think about how we can help. The Characters in the story denote not the names but functions, as a kind of noun, officer (both judge and executor of punishment), the scholar-traveler (observer), soldiers (guard), convicted person(one representatives of stupid crowd which function is to be given to the accused and then inevitably convicted)....   [tags: insomnia, torture, relatioships]
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The True Appearance and Purpose of Angels - Bunn 1 “Out of the temple came the seven angels with the seven plagues. They were dressed in clean, shining linen and wore golden sashes around their chests,” Revelation 15:6 (Buursma, Manikas-Foster). In Paradise Lost, a notorious angel, Lucifer, is said to transform into a toad and whisper into Eve`s ear (Jance). The world and the Bible have contrasting perspectives on what angels look like or what is an angel`s purpose. Angels are seen as mystical creatures with halos and beautiful wings, yet, also seen as beings that glorify God endlessly....   [tags: Angelology, Theology, Christians, Bible]
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Encounters with Angels in the Bible - ... This infers that the angels must have been holy to have fallen. (Jude 1:6) These angels are called fallen angels. They stand in opposition to God’s work and plan. The holy angels kept their first estate by walking in perfect obedience to God’s will. For whoever is ashamed [here and now] of Me and My words in this adulterous (unfaithful) and [preeminently] sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when He comes in the glory (splendor and majesty) of His Father with the holy angels....   [tags: holy, heaven, testament]
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Angels - Angels Angels are defined as a typically benevolent celestial being that acts as an intermediary between heaven and earth and one who manifests goodness, purity, and selflessness (Angels). They are seen as good and helpful beings and have been known for giving human beings messages or signs from God. They have many virtuous characteristics to them and components that make them so interesting. These components include their origin, their reputation of always being good, their overall appearance, the several main and influential angels, and the rankings of different angels....   [tags: Religion]
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Who Are Angels and Demons? - ... In the Bible, they are mentioned mainly when God wants messages delivered to people. Now in the Bible, it does tell how not all angels were trustworthy and they did not always listen and obey God. “By nature they were spiritual entities, and thus not subject to the limitations of human flesh. Although holy, angels could sometimes behave foolishly ( Job 4:18 ), and even prove to be untrustworthy ( Job 15:15 ). Probably these qualities led to the "fall" of some angels, including Satan, but the Bible contains no description of that event” (Wilson)....   [tags: theology, God, bible]
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Spiritual Beings: Angels and Demons - For centuries the subject and study of spiritual beings has been a hotbed for discussion and debate. Various religions and cultures fear and worship both benevolent and malevolent forces respectively. My intent over the course of this paper, however, is to clearly and succinctly outline the different classes of angels as created by the one true God, the role they play not only in the Word, but also in the lives of believers today, and the various reasons angels and the knowledge of angles is important to the believer....   [tags: satan, benevolent and malevolent forces ]
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History of Biblical Angels - ... This makes them incapable of the certain kind of rational choice, devotion, sacrifice, or compassion that humans usually may aspire to attain. This does not necessarily make angels higher or better than humans, just different from an everyday human being. While angels are usually regarded as lacking free will, there are several legends in which angels embody enough free will that some angels are actually able to choose to rebel against God. The forms in which angels are presented have often been a huge topic of discussion....   [tags: Old Testament, religious beings] 2145 words
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Theme of Selfishness in "Angels in America" - There are many themes can be found in the play Angels in America by Tony Kushner, such as religion, sexuality and politics. Actually, they are all connected and related to the source of selfishness, because it just acts like a road sign to give a direction to a person. Sometimes, selfishness can lead you the way to save ourselves when you are in different situations; but at the same time, selfishness can hurt and change a person deeply. In these two scenes, act 1 scene 8 and act 2 scene 9, we can see how selfishness appears in these two pairs of couples which are in different situations, Joe with Harper and Louis with Prior....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 959 words
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The Killer Angels by Michael Sharra - Based of Michael Sharra’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Killer Angels, Gettysburg is a literary adaptation that popularized the bloodiest battle fought between the North and the South during the Civil War. Initially intended as a TV mini series, Gettysburg was produced as a full-length feature film. The film glorifies Union and Confederate soldiers in the historic bloodbath of Gettysburg. The film enables viewers to experience a first hand account of the spirit and battleground of the four-day battle....   [tags: gettyburg, civil war, horrific battle]
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The Desolation of Bikini - The island of Bikini is located in the Pacific Ocean and is part of the Marshall Islands. It is a small island that is only seven feet above sea level. In July of 1946 The Joint Chiefs of the Army and Navy, headed by Vice Admiral W.H.P. Blandy conducted the world’s first peacetime and first underwater nuclear testing off the coast of Bikini in order to determine the capabilities of nuclear weapons in regards to naval applications. Other members of Task Force One included: Dr. John Van Neumann, the scientific advisor; Commodore J.A....   [tags: Pacific Ocean, Marshall Islands]
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The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara - The killer angels is a world acclaimed novel that was written by an author known as Michael Shaara. In the year 1975, it was granted the Pulitzer Prize for creative writing. It gives us in details the occurrences of the four days in the Battle of Gettysburg. This was during the American Civil War that occurred in the year 1863. At this time, troops that comprised of both the Union and Confederacy were at war in town called Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. This is a piece of story that is driven by disposition and narrated from the point of view of various heroes (Hartwig, 1996)....   [tags: Novel Analysis, Summary]
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The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara - The killer angels is a world acclaimed novel that was written by an author known as Michael Shaara. In the year 1975, it was granted the Pulitzer Prize for creative writing. It gives us in details the occurrences of the four days in the Battle of Gettysburg. This was during the American Civil War that occurred in the year 1863. At this time, troops that comprised of both the Union and Confederacy were at war in town called Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. This is a piece of story that is driven by disposition and narrated from the point of view of various heroes (Hartwig, 1996)....   [tags: Summary, Plot, Analysis]
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Angels in America by Tony Kushner - ... 51) An example of Queer Theory, Roy tells his doctor that labels like Homosexual, Gay, Lesbian, Straight, do not tell who a person may be having sexual relationships with but only what that person’s identity is based on social construct. These labels are in our society to place a group of people based on their gender, sexual preference, and where they identify themselves. Although Roy Cohn practically admits that he does have sexual relations with men and he refuses to identify himself as a homosexual for the sole purpose of keeping his masculinity and power, what would be socially accepted as the norm, he keeps his pride and beliefs with him till death....   [tags: play analysis through Queer Theory] 993 words
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Radio Static and the Angels - ... But that wasn't possible. Dean had the keys, and he had told her that the only way to move the car was to have the keys. But despite this, the car began to roll away. It started out slowly, but like the first acceleration of a roller coaster it burst forwards. The impact of the sheer increase in speed was more than enough to throw Sofiel all the way back against the back seat. The engine roared to life and then began to cough and sputter like it was a sick human. She didn't let out a noise, but bit her lip in pain....   [tags: short story] 3416 words
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Links Balancing Angels in America - Links Balancing Angels in America “When MILLENNIUM APPROACHES, Part One of ANGELS IN AMERICA, opened on Broadway in 1993, Tony Kushner was hailed as the savior of serious American theater” (Gainor, Garner, and Puchner1459). When Kushner wrote Part One of this Gay Fantasia he brought together many themes and issues of the 1980s, the time period this play takes place. Such themes and issues include AIDS, homosexuality, religion, and politics. With every play written a balance must be kept and so Kushner wrote this work with precision....   [tags: Theater Review, Tony Kushner]
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Real Live Angels on Earth - Band of Brother The streets have always been the epicenter for outlaws, gangs and illegal racing. But the most famous or maybe infamous law breakers on the streets and highway to date, is none other than outlaw bikers. Biker gangs or club are sub culture that are well-known in the United States; the place where it all began. But, some biker gangs or club which does not adhere to the American Motorcyclist Association’s (AMA) rules are considered as counter culture because of their violence, law breaking and reckless behavior....   [tags: bikers, violence, outlaws] 1475 words
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Delusional Love in Fallen Angels - While Fallen Angels bears a remarkable similarity to Wong Kar-Wai’s Chungking Express, the relationship between the characters Ho Chi Moo and Charlie stand out as one of the more unique storylines. Due to Ho Chi Moo’s inability to speak, their relationship takes on a different level of understanding and intimacy, especially during the scenes in which we see Ho Chi Moo observing Charlie without her knowing. They create comic relief within the plot, but also add to the ideas and motifs that run throughout the movie, such as despair, revenge and heartache....   [tags: despair, revenge, heartache] 1319 words
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Angels: Messengers of God - People who have spiritual beliefs often have no problem accepting that angels are messengers from God, and they bring protection, healing, encouragement, and hope into our lives. These people find an ease and comfort in having faith in God and his messengers. However, in the same regard there are some people who lack the amount of faith and belief who cannot fathom their being a God or any type of greater being like an angel watching over them. These people are agnostics and athiests. Angels are messengers of God in the Hebrew Bible (translating מלאך), the New Testament and the Quran....   [tags: Faith]
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Loneliness and Isolation in Robert Frost's Poem - Examine the ways in which Frost explores ideas about loneliness and isolation in three poems you have studied. Robert Frost, an infamous poet best known for his original poetic technique, displays a reoccurring idea or theme of loneliness and isolation throughout many of his published works. The ways in which Frost represents and symbolizes ideas of solitude and desolation in poems are somehow slightly or very different. Loneliness and isolation are illustrated through Frost’s use of the dark night as well as depression in “Acquainted With the Night”, the objects the speaker encounters in “Waiting”, and the sense of abandonment and death in “Ghost House.” To begin with, the understanding...   [tags: desolation, symbol, night and darkness]
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Accepting Fate and Inevitable Death in Banana Yoshimoto’s Kitchen and “Moonlight Shadow - ... When I raise my oil-spattered gas burner and the rusty kitchen knife, outside the window stars are glittering, lonely” (3). Mikage is fascinated and holds an inexplicable love for the kitchen. She uses the kitchen as a way for her to cope with her bitter loneliness as well as distracting herself from her conflicts. However, it is palpable that being in the kitchen alone cannot fully satisfy her emptiness. In a time of grief and despair, it is essential that one must have another person to talk to, someone to offer support and express concern....   [tags: bereavement, desolation, grief]
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Christian Doctrine: Angels are Warriors of God - Many things may come to mind when you think of the word, angel. You probably think of winged beings who sit on clouds all day singing and playing lyres. If you had thought that, you are wrong, very wrong. Angels are warriors of God, abiding by His Laws and His Laws only. They are protectors of earth and its inhabitants and sometimes, the destroyers. An angel’s importance may not be widely known, but their job for us will never be forgotten. Angels are pure spirits that were created by God. The English word, angel, comes from a Greek translation, angelos, meaning messenger....   [tags: church, old testament]
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Angels Behind Doors - Angels Behind Doors 2 Angels Behind Doors Women in the war are often only noted for their nursing skills but it’s never said how much they go through to be their best for their patients. Some of the many things that make them so dedicated are their working conditions, living conditions, and that their help didn’t stop at the soldiers. Nurses in the Vietnam War had a very demanding job. Often with 3 patients to a bed, sitting around wasn’t an option. The average admission for battlefield injuries was about 3 hours in the hospital, meaning the doctors and nurses had to work very quickly....   [tags: nursing, war, Vietnam War, army nurses]
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Our Lady of Angels: Tragedy in Chicago - December 1st, 1958 tragedy comes to Chicago, the catholic school Our Lady of Angels is a blase a fire has started in the basement of the north wing of the school at the bottom of the stairwell and is roaring through the north wing in a matter of minuets despite the best efforts of the Chicago fire department the north wing is nearly a total loss resulting in the death of 90 people died in the blaze and 5 more were critically injured resulting in deaths. Through my research I have sought to find the role that the construction of the building has played in the precipitation of this tragedy....   [tags: tragic fires, building construction analysis]
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