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The Puzzling Message of Figure in the Carpet - The Puzzling Message of Figure in the Carpet At the beginning of "The Figure in the Carpet", the main character considers the criticism of literature to be a career, something he does for money. "I had done a few things and earned a few pence" (p. 357), declares the narrator in the opening line. He says later in the paragraph that having an advanced copy of a prominent novel to review was desirable because it would advance his career: "Öand whatever much or little it should do for his reputation I was clear on the spot as to what it should do for mine." (p....   [tags: Figure in the Carpet Essays] 487 words
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The Poet, The Diplomat, The Figure - Pablo Neruda - THE POET, THE DIPLOMAT, THE FIGURE PABLO NERUDA Does the poet develop the poetry or the poetry develops the poet. Pablo Neruda is a figure in literature and poetry, he is also a well-known diplomat. He wrote numerous poems that focused on a variety of genres. He also wrote a special poem about Spain during the Civil War called "Spain In My Heart". The challenges and problems Pablo Neruda faced throughout his years of poetry and Diplomacy developed his way of writing poems. Pablo Neruda's place of birth, Chile, provided a constant geographical and emotional center for his poetry and political concerns....   [tags: peace, influence, spain] 902 words
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The Best Carpet Cleaner - Although Resolve High Traffic Foam and Woolite Heavy Traffic Foam both claim to be the best carpet cleaner, there is quite a difference in the performance and health risks with each product. As a mother and pet owner, I had to find an effective and affordable carpet cleaner and needed to do so quickly. I went through many different cleaners claiming to be “The Best” when in fact, they were not. Not only does this become quite expensive, but also frustrating after trying the product only to find out it is not “The Best” carpet cleaner....   [tags: Carpet Cleaners, advertisements,]
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Carpets: Mass Production vs Handmade - Introduction:- Civilization has brought tremendous changes in the life of human beings. All things are changing day by day through the efforts of scientific researches. Among these textiles are good example.. a dictionary definition of the noun 'textile' is a woven fabric and d defination of the verb 'to wave' is 'to make by crossing threads, strands, strips etc, above and below one another, as in a loom to form cloth'.(sheila landi1998,-10-11). Textile are remarkable and exist in many forms. they can be made from a wide range of fibers including: cotton , flax, wool, silk, acrylic and polyester....   [tags: carpet manufacturing techniques]
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Figure of the Hero - The figure of the hero is something that is an integral part of all religions, mythologies, and literature throughout the world. No matter what, these heroes convey a strong sense of the mentality of humanity. In literature, the figure of the epic and tragic hero is brilliantly depicted specifically in both The Epic of Gilgamesh and Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a way that maintains relevance over time. According to Reference.com, an epic hero can be described as a “larger than life figure from a history or legend, usually favored by or even partially descended from deities, but aligned more closely with mortal figures in popular portrayals....   [tags: Character Analysis]
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What is it like to be a ‘Mother Figure’? - The play “Mother figure” is a contemporary play written in the 1960’s about what it’s like to be a mother. In the 1950’s women were valued only as a stay at home mother, their life was dedicated to the children until the 1960’s when people started to question if that is what mothers should be doing. Ayckbourn explores political issues about mothers in a comical way; he exaggerates the mother of the play, Lucy, to give a hidden message about the political views. He expresses his views that women shouldn’t just be for looking after the children but they should have their own lives....   [tags: Play Analysis, synopsis] 1471 words
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Macbeth: A Hero and a Diabolical Figure - William Shakespeare once indicated, “As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him,” yet this vehement desire Shakespeare loathed was the exact inner drive that forced one of his most famous characters into desolation. Furthermore, this character is depicted with ambivalence moral and is given the appellation of both a hero and a diabolical figure. In Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, the central character is initially portrayed as a glorious and courageous noble. However, because of the atrocious murders he commits he is more of an acrimonious tyrant than a brave thane....   [tags: shakespeare, macbeth, war hero] 916 words
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The Importance of a Father Figure - When someone thinks about the definition of a father, he or she thinks about the support, care, love, and knowledge a father gives to his offspring. Most people automatically believe that biological fathers, along with the mothers, raise their children. However, that is not always the case. There are many children across the world who are raised without their father. These children lack a father figure. People do not realize how detrimental the lack of a father figure can be to the child, both mentally and emotionally....   [tags: child psychology and upbringing] 1475 words
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The Elevated Figure in the Attic - The door to the attic creaked open in front of me. In the secluded obscurity of the attic I felt something rustle. As I walked deeper into the on-going darkness a malodorous smell invaded my nostrils. After minutes of utter silence-something began to awake. Suddenly everything had become more sinister and colder. As I glanced down I saw the moth-eaten rugs along with spiders crawling all over the floor. This place had perceptibly not been maintained as it had: dust powdering every single surface, cobwebs along with towering piles of newspapers....   [tags: mystery,] 698 words
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Archimedes: An Important Greek Figure - Archimedes was working diligently in his lab. He was sitting there pondering and writing furiously. He was perfecting every mark on his paper until every single digit was flawless. He was creating some of the most important concepts that would change modern life forever. He not only invented, but at the age of 15, had mastered most of the knowledge that a normal teenager would not. Archimedes, a famous inventor and math wizard, was known for his many life changing inventions, his intelligence in mathematics and sciences, and his amazing, but very busy and challenging life in general....   [tags: Biography, Mathematician, Concepts]
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Renaissance Figure: Nicolaus Copernicus - When you hear the word Copernicus, what do you think of. Are you reminded of the famous man who lived during the Renaissance of the 15th-16th Century. Do your thoughts bring you to the revolutionary theories of our universe. Or do you merely wonder what such a word’s significance could be. No matter what comes to mind when Copernicus is said, it is important to learn who Nicolaus Copernicus was, and why he was such an influential man in history. Although some may believe that other scientists have surpassed him with their ideas and inventions, I, personally, consider Copernicus to be the most influential scientific figure ever to have lived and produced during the Renaissance for the followi...   [tags: revolutionary, inventions, sciencific]
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Piggy as the Adult Figure of Lord of the Flies - Piggy as the Adult Figure of Lord of the Flies In the most dire situations, some children are able to put aside their childish behaviours and become a mature adult figure, one who takes the right actions and makes mature decisions. According to the National Institutes of Health, only a certain few children are able to act maturely in situations; the other completely normal children are not able to take it seriously. Even though some people think that a child who acts adult-like is not any different than the other children, being adult-like can be very important and useful in many situations, including ones without any parental supervision....   [tags: childish behavior, civilization, justice] 1279 words
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Bystander Effect : The Dark Figure of Crime - ... However, both of these things had far less of an influence when it came to the mock crime scene. This suggests that personal morals and values about doing the right thing in theory are extremely important to people, but when it comes to applying these morals or values they are outweighed by conforming to the norm and doing what is in our personal best interest. To further build upon this study Conner, Geis, Hutson and Ruggiero compared how people react to a simulation or mock crime and how they react to an actual crime....   [tags: unreported crimes, fbi, law enforcement]
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A Christ-Like Figure in Lord of the Flies - A Christ-like figure is when an author develops allusions between their characters in their story to Jesus Christ. In Lord of The Flies the author William Golding describes parallels Simon to Jesus. Simon is one of the major characters in Lord of The Flies and he is given characteristics and a physical appearance that relates to Jesus Christ. Simon also has a similar personality and helps the weaker one in the group. Simon also experiences the devil in his journeys when he wandered in the jungle....   [tags: William Golding novel, character analysis]
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The Commander - Both Villain and Figure of Sympathy - To what extent is the Commander presented as both villain and a figure of sympathy. The commander can be seen as a man torn between two worlds, he was one of the founders of Gilead yet still enjoys and yearns for the pleasures of the old society he managed to break. The commander is cool and collected on the surface but underneath he is bitter and corrupted for the world he has managed to create. The commander secretly longs for the world to be as it once was and this is why he savours his time with Offred because she may remind him of life before Gilead....   [tags: Character Analysis] 1014 words
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Princess Leia: A Figure of Female Empowerment - Often, in action films, females play a secondary role. The main female characters are often present just as "token chicks" so that women do not feel underrepresented, or they are present as a romantic interest. It is rare to see a female lead take charge and exercise her intelligence instead of utilizing her gender as the main tool to avoid or get out of tricky situations. In Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope, directed by George Lucas (1977), Princess Leia can be seen as a female symbol of empowerment through her image, personality, and her actions....   [tags: female roles in sci fi films]
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Carl Jung, A Huge Figure in Psychology - Carl Jung, one of the largest figures in 20th century psychology, was born on July 26th, 1875, to Paul Achilles Jung and Emilie Jung in Switzerland. According to Barbara Hannah, “Jung belonged organically to Switzerland, just as much as its famous mountains, and was just as much rooted in Swiss soil.” (Hannah, 1997) The Swiss’ famous reluctance to engage in wars fostered a culture where people looked more to their own issues rather than those of foreign lands. According to Jung, “We have a tolerable social order in Switzerland because we fight among ourselves.” (Hannah, 1997) Jung’s family had a strong religious background: his father was a reverend, and his maternal grandfather was a theol...   [tags: freud, dream analysis, collective unconscious, ] 578 words
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Harriet Tubman: The Ultimate Figure of Conscience - Throughout history, countless individuals have stood up against unfortunate events and the people who caused tribulations for others. Countless conscience individuals risked everything they knew and loved to stand up for the rights of other people. In the sixteenth century. St. Thomas More cared nothing about his good name and took a silent stand against the government by refusing to accept the king’s marriage. He also declined an oath to head as the head of the Church in England. He knew it was better to suffer for making the right decision, than to lie to his society, clergy, and his government, and suffer in that sense....   [tags: slavery, abolition, Moses]
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A Phenomenal Figure: Jean-Jacques Rousseau - A Phenomenal Figure: Jean-Jacques Rousseau The enlightenment era was a time where many philosophers lived. Their works helped benefit society and the bewilderment the state lived in. In this era, enlightenment thinkers were identified to give basis to philosophy that was independent from tradition, culture and religion. These philosophers were known to have written theories on politics, education, society, nature, nurture, etc. A critical philosopher from that era who attacked all these ideas and many more was Jean Jacques Rousseau....   [tags: Philosohpy]
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Mother-Daughter Relationship and Mother Figure - Edna O'Brien was born in County Clare in the 1930. As a young girl O'Brien would of been accustom to the rules of de Valera's 1937 constitution ‘which enshrined the family as the foundation of the nation and depended centrally on submissive domestic femininity.’ (Obert, Pg.284) women where not to work outside of there role as homemaker as they would then not be contributing to society in the way the constitution demanded. The mother daughter relationship is of significance in Edna O'Briens writting perhaps because of her own experiences of how the state repressed women (as mentioned above) but also religios factors and mythological....   [tags: sexuality, Ireland, feminity, women]
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Historical Figure Research: Napoleon Bonaparte - Historical Figure Research Paper Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon was a very influential individual throughout his time. The achievements he made still reflect in the world today, especially in France. He was a military general and emperor who conquered the majority of Europe in the 19th Century. Napoleon was a brilliant strategist and military leader. He commanded one of the most powerful armies in his time and, for a while, other countries could hardly even compare. Napoleon had the ambition, skill, and intelligence to do great things for his country....   [tags: french military, french revolution]
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The Hooded Figure - The Hooded Figure A musty wet cloud of deadness was all about the chamber as a hooded figure stepped into the chamber. In the middle of the chamber was a huge fountain. The fountain had a mysterious glow that came from the ceiling. The hooded figure stopped just before the fountain, confused about which path to take for there were four paths in any of the four cardinal directions. The hooded figure came to it stopped and turned circles in his mind about which [path to take. The figure decided to take a short nap and decide in a moment....   [tags: miscellaneous] 727 words
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The Cowboy Figure - The Cowboy Figure The figure of the cowboy is prominent, not only in America’s history, but also in contemporary society. The cowboy has always been regarded as the epitome of freedom, machismo and individuality, and his character maintains a certain romantic quality about it. Riding the range with his trusty horse, forging the frontier, and exposing himself to the mercy of the wilderness, the cowboy lives for himself alone and yet he lives the life about which the rest of society can only fantasize....   [tags: Cowboy Research Papers History]
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To What Extent is Reasoning between the Authoritative Firgure and the Subordinate Figure the Same? - We always want to follow the leader. It has been programmed in us, probably since societies were founded. So it is to no surprise that knowledge and beliefs are different between these two positions. However, if they are different then can it be the same. In this paper I will be answering this question that follows: To what extent is reasoning between the authoritative figure and the subordinate figure the same. To do this I will be looking at two experiments, the Monster Experiment and the Milgram Experiment....   [tags: leader, society, experiment] 1162 words
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Fat: A Fictional Narrative - ... She who couldn't read while being driven without wanting to throw up. She who somehow never got seasick. She'd tried spinning before, bullied into it by a voice in her head. Three turns and she was so dizzy, she was on her knees, or laying on the floor while it flew beneath her. But still the voice told her to stand and try again. She did and found that if she held onto her head, pressing the sweaty palms into her cheeks with fingers over her eyes, spread so she could see between them, it could be done....   [tags: fell, carpet, head, voices] 934 words
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The Figure of the Detective in Almost Blue - Analyse the figure of the detective in Almost Blue The figure of the detective in 'Almost Blue' is represented as a victim of the inescapable realm of sexuality. Grazia's female status is shown to domineer over her professional role, and for this reason, the prominence of her character becomes undermined. A greater understanding of this process of disintegration can be realised in the examination of the loss of Grazia's professional credibility while the influence of sexual desire can be witnessed in an analysis of her interactions with her male colleagues....   [tags: essays research papers] 1054 words
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The Transformation of the Jesus Figure - The Jesus figure is one of the most commonly identified and utilised elements of Western culture to portray and legitimise Christian ideology. The most common way in which this is done is through the appropriation of the Grand Narrative, and in particular through the Jesus figure. In Jesus of Montreal, this legitimisation is achieved through the rejection of the absolute authority of the institution, and by criticising society to ultimately come to a conclusion that upholds basic Christian values....   [tags: European Literature] 2216 words
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Morality, Virtue and the Public Figure - Morality, Virtue and the Public Figure Introduction According to the dictionary Grand Robert, the term “public” means “what concerns people as a whole and what belongs to the social or political community and is done in its name”; a public figure is defined as “a person who is invested with an official function or plays an important role in the social or political life of his or her country”. In relation to these definitions, it is possible to identify different categories of public figures with more or less important roles : a political figure such as a government Minister who creates laws and take important decisions for his country; an intellectual and a "star" who is defined as "an art...   [tags: Business Management Studies] 2076 words
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Oedipus Rex – a Christ Figure - Oedipus Rex – a Christ Figure               Sophocles’ famous tragedy, Oedipus Rex, perhaps “the most important and influential drama ever written” (“Sophocles” 717), presents in the person of  Oedipus the model of a good ruler, a humanely intelligent and vigorously active leader, a man who earlier saved his adopted city Thebes from disaster. Is Oedipus an alter Christus besides.   The numerous parallels between the figure of the king Oedipus and the figure of Christ in the Scriptures prompts the reader to ask the above question....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]
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Galahad as a Christ Figure - Galahad as a Christ Figure Very few people can call themselves a Christ figure. There are so many elements that go into being a Christ figure. Galahad had all those elements. He was enraptured, he saw 'the wonders of the Holy Grail', and he had disciples. Also, he made life better for human beings by sacrificing himself for others, he preformed miracles, and he heard holy voices and saw holy visions. Because of all that he did Galahad was a proven Christ figure of his time. Galahad would hear holy voices and see visions throughout his journeys....   [tags: God Religion Galahad Essays Papers] 741 words
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Cassandra as a Tragic Figure - Cassandra as a Tragic Figure Cassandra is a tragic figure in Agamemnon. She is destroyed by a web of circumstances beyond her control, but not beyond her awareness. Cassandra has full knowledge of what is going to happen, yet she cannot change the tragic events. Cassandra’s tragic role is Agamemnon is best filled in three instances: as Cassandra is getting out of the chariot, during her dialogue with the leader of the chorus when she reveals her prophecy, and as she is approaching the doors to face her death....   [tags: essays research papers] 419 words
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Cleopatra as a Historical Figure - Cleopatra as a Historical Figure In hieroglyphs, the name reads “Kleopadra”. It is a name which in Greek means “Glory of Her Race” (Weigall, 44). It is a name belonging to a woman who has transcended the boundaries of time so that we may know her story. What better way to describe Cleopatra, the last Queen of Egypt, Ruler of the Nile, sent from the Gods themselves to lead her people, than “Glory of Her Race”. Cleopatra, the last ruling descendant of the Ptolemaic Dynasty, has arguably unparalleled fame as a female historical figure....   [tags: William Shakespeare Literature Plays Essays]
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Moses as an Inspiational Figure - I think Moses was a very inspirational character and in this essay I am going to talk a bit on the message of Moses and why by the world's major religions he is seen as an inspirational figure and one of the best leaders and prophets. He was born in Egypt to a Jewish mother, Yochevet. When Moses was born the Hebrew?s were slaves in Egypt. Pharaoh was afraid of them because he thought they might take over his country. He ordered that all Hebrew baby boys be killed at birth so that they would not grow up and fight against him....   [tags: essays research papers] 595 words
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Hamlet as a Tragic Figure - Hamlet as a Tragic Figure Hamlet and his story is the perfect example of what comprises a “tragedy.” There are many factors that must be considered when attempting the art of tragedy. First, the tragic hero must be of great status. Also, the hero must possess a certain characteristic, “tragic flaw,” that eventually leads to his or her downfall. The suffering and calamity of the hero’s story must be exceptional. And lastly, the tragic story leads up to, and includes, the death of the hero....   [tags: Papers] 866 words
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The Trickster Figure in Charles Chesnutt's The Passing of Grandison - “The Passing of Grandison” debunks the stereotypical image of a slave in the 19th Century. The author Charles Chesnutt uses his personal background and ability to pass himself as a white man to tell a very compelling story. Grandison was more than an uneducated farm hand doing his masters bidding. “The Passing of Grandison” provides evidence that while the society of the time thought of slaves as nothing more than property to be bought and abused, slaves could be much more than what was on the surface....   [tags: 19th Century Slave, Character Analysis]
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Stonewall Jackson the Great U.S. Military Figure - ... Cummins had been known for his partying and drinking habits. Because of this, many people believe Stonewall was affected negatively. In reality, Cummins pushed a strong work ethic on Stonewall. Cummins led Stonewall into a difficult, hard nosed farm life. As Stonewall grew, his previously taught work ethic played key roles in his life. Because of this strong work ethic, we now know Stonewall Jackson as an outstanding military leader led gave a military leadership to the Confederacy during the American Civil War....   [tags: american civil war, respectable man] 633 words
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Canvas with a Monster Figure Behind a Little Red Girl - Words are powerful although at times actions can harm as well. The well-known saying is “actions speak louder than words,” and In this case they did. A girl can resemble “A girl in the shape of a monster” (Macleod, P.40.) On the canvas there is a shadow of a monster, using negative space by using newspaper as the monster with a black background symbolizing contrary and verbal communication. Inside of the monster figure is a girl with her arms up and painted red signifying the young people taking part in bullying....   [tags: bullying, illustration, newspaper] 680 words
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Approaches to the Figure of 'Divine' Wisdom in the Book of Proverbs - ... Women may also understand the scriptures from only the male point of view and therefore they may believe they are irrelevant to their ways of understanding their context, such as approaching their environment with a sense of care, respect and intuitive reasoning. However, this feminist approach is also questionable as their understanding heavily relies upon the grammatical gender nuance associated with the words Wisdom and Sophia as well as the Israelites appropriation of goddess language to support their argument....   [tags: feminist theology]
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Friedrich Ebert: A Polarizing Figure in German History - ... The Social Democratic Party owned over 90 newspapers, had a network of social and sports clubs, expanded women’s and youth programs, and established a school in Berlin to educate party and trade union officials. Ebert and the SPD learned an important lesson in 1907 that would forever change the party and showed Ebert’s dedication to moderate socialism and Germany’s well-being. In the years prior to 1907 Kaiser Wilhelm II had instituted a series of ambitious military reforms to bolster Germany’s army and navy....   [tags: leaders of the social democratic party]
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General Douglas MacArthur, a Key Figure in American History - There have been many great figures throughout American history, Douglas MacArthur was a key general throughout World War II. He was a important figure in history because he was famously in command of the allied forces in defending the Philippines, he was the leader of the United Nations forces in the Korean War defending South Korea from the communist North, and he was a war hero even after he was no longer in the military inhis later years. And that is why I think General Douglas MacArthur is an important part of American History....   [tags: military, war, command] 1210 words
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A Figure in the Emerging Study of Psychology: Wolfgang Bringmann - Wolfgang Bringmann, “The German physician, philosopher, and psychologist Wilhelm Maxine Wundt (1832-1920) was a seminal figure in the emergence of psychology as a modern science during the second half of the nineteenth century. Growing up, Wundts troubled childhood was not what you would think to be suitable for such an intelligent former psychologist. Wundts relationship with his parents was very troubled and unhealthy. Wundt spend hours staring at blank pages while day dreaming in class. He struggled through most of his schooling, but after he graduated, he went on to later be founded as the first psychologist as an independent science....   [tags: Wolfgang Bringmann, Psychology, ] 1194 words
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Figure-Ground Segmentation - Figure-Ground Segmentation Several studies have examined that in figure-ground segmentation processes, attention to certain regions tends to cause those regions to be perceived as closer to the observer (Huang & Pashler, 2009). In this experiment we propose that the attention effect can be reversed and that the visual system will choose the interpretation according to the simplicity of the attended regions. The visual system has the ability to detect three-dimensional structures in the absence of mapping between properties....   [tags: Mapping]
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Guardian Figure - Guardian Figure Upon first sight of this sculpture, one is introduced to its overwhelming expression and brilliant size. This untitled statue stands approximately life size at a mere six to six and a half feet tall and is about two or three feet wide. He is standing upright on a gray rectangular structure approximately three feet off the grounding making him about nine and half feet total. This is a monstrous sculpture when looked upon firsthand. It seemingly is a man, possibly a warrior of some kind....   [tags: Papers] 1198 words
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Female Gable Figure - Female Gable Figure Female Gable Figure (Dilukai), 19th- early 20th century; Belauan Wood, paint, Kaolin (Chinese Clay) The piece of work I selected caught my attention as soon as I set eyes on it. It is “Female Gable Figure (Dilukai)” a 25 2/3-inch high wooden figure of a nude woman with her legs straddled. The piece seemed to be very crudely done. It appeared to be chiseled, very abstracted and very unrealistic. Her hair appears to be in a bun, her face has no expression. The arms that lead down to her knees and upper torso look detachable....   [tags: Essays Papers] 410 words
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Predicting an Individual's Perception of an Ambiguous Figure - Predicting an Individual's Perception of an Ambiguous Figure The key concept we are investigating is perceptual set. For years psychologists have studied this subject meticulously. Our aim is to test whether perceptual set can influence the interpretation of an ambiguous image. Overall perception from which perceptual set is derived from has left a multitude of psychologists in disarray as to whether there was any real answer to the nature vs. nurture argument, which remains inconclusive due to ethical and methodological problems....   [tags: Papers] 497 words
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The Heroic Figure of the Frontier in The Last of the Mohicans - The Heroic Figure of the Frontier in The Last of the Mohicans In The Last of the Mohicans, many themes are introduced through the exploration of the frontier. As Cora, Alice and Heyward travel through the dark and dangerous forest they are surrounded by the raging war between England and France. Their unfortunate experience with Magua early in their travels ultimately leads to the introduction of Hawkeye and the Mohicans, which enlightens their minds to the differences between good and evil, civil and savage....   [tags: essays papers] 335 words
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The Ugly World of Competitive Figure Skating - The Ugly World of Competitive Figure Skating For every Olympic games, there always seems to be some type of scandal or drama. The 2002 Winter Olympic games in Salt Lake City proved itself to be full of this excitement and controversy. That year the scandal appeared in one of the most popular events, figure skating. The competition was between the Russian and Canadian figure skating pairs. The Russians showed a performance full of technical difficulty without pulling it off completely. Their performance was marred by simple mistakes....   [tags: Exploratory Essays] 1130 words
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Iago as a Satan Figure in Shakespeare's Othello - Iago as a Satan Figure in Othello      The play "Othello" by William Shakespeare is based on an Italian story in Giraldi Cinthio's Hecatommithi (Groliers). In "Othello" we encounter Iago, one of Shakespeare's most evil characters.  Iago is an ensign in Othello's army and is jealous of Cassio's promotion to Lieutenant. Through deception and appearance, we see unfolded a plethora of lies and clever schemes. The astonishing thing about Iago is that he seems to make up his malicious schemes as he goes along without any forethought....   [tags: Othello essays]
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lord of the flies: simon as a christ figure - The character of Simon in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies has often been viewed as the Christ figure of the novel. If you were to examine the actions of both Simon and Jesus, you would find a number of incidents that parallel each other. One of the first things that Simon does that depicts a Christ-like action, is found in chapter 3 when he helps the littluns get fruit, “Simon found for them the fruit they could not reach” (Golding 56). During his lifetime, Jesus often aided the hungry, one example being when he turned 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish into enough food for thousands of people....   [tags: essays research papers] 607 words
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Contrasting Shakespeare's Richard with the Historical Figure - There are two Richards: the Machiavellian monster created by Shakespeare and the historical figure who many historians claim is a much-maligned innocent man. So is Richard the sinner or the one sinned against. How can we decide. Is a decision even possible. In Shakespeare's play Richard III, Richard describes himself as a deformed malcontent in the opening soliloquy. (Shakespeare often uses physical deformity to mirror an evil mind.) I, that am curtail'd of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deformed, unfinish'd, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, ......   [tags: compare contrast essays]
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