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Effective Use of Irony and Satire in Unveiling - Effective Use of Irony and Satire in Unveiling Unveiling, by Vclav Havel, is an almost satirical view of societal behavior in the modern day world. The unusual props located throughout the apartment as well as the characters involved in the play come together to form an ironic tale wrought with realistic themes and an extremist view of modern society. The main characters are Vera, Michael, and Ferdinand Vanek. The play begins with Ferdinand entering the party of Vera and Michael. As the story line progresses, Vera and Michael continue describing their many material possessions and showing off their supposed glamour....   [tags: Unveiling] 650 words
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Biography of Vaclav Havel - Overview On October 5, 1936, Václav Havel was born to Václav Maria Havel and Božena Vavrečková, in Prague, Czechoslovakia. His father was a restaurateur and a property owner. Havel grew up in luxury, with servants, fancy cars, and elegant homes (“Vaclav Havel.” Gale, 2004). But, once the Communists took over, his family’s money and properties were confiscated (“Vaclav Havel.” Gale, 2004). Because of the Communists taking over, Havel and his brother, Ivan M. Havel, were deprived of a high school education, but Havel found his way around this and went to night school (“Vaclav Havel.” Gale, 2004)....   [tags: communists, government, freedom]
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Vaclav Havel - Václav Havel was a world-renowned author and poet before he turned himself into a major political and social image during the Velvet Revolution and the separation of Czechoslovakia. Václav Havel made significant contributions to the resistance of communism most notable through his political and social impacts. In particular, Vaclav significantly contributed to the end of communism and paved the way for the new country, Czech Republic. Václav Havel grew up in a middle class house where his grandfather and a well-known poet influenced Havel to what he was during his lifetime....   [tags: biography, velvet revolution]
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Vaclav Havel´s Fight Against the Communist Regime - ... “Individuals need not believe all these mystifications, but they must behave as though they did, or they must at least tolerate them in silence, or get along well with those who work with them. For this reason, however, they must live within a lie. They need not accept the lie. It is enough for them to have accepted their life with it and in it. For by this very fact, individuals confirm the system, fulfill the system, make the system, are the system.” One of Havel’s major points is that for the system to work at all the individual citizens must be willing to “live within the lie”....   [tags: regime, rights, critiques, strategy] 1645 words
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Unveiling Islam: What Muslims Believe, by Zainab Ali - In Zainab Ali's book, "Unveiling Islam: What Muslims Believe," she explains the basic beliefs of a Muslim. She also elaborates on the images of Muslims in the media created by important leaders such as Saddam Hussein and Louis Farrakhan and how they contradict the Islamic belief. The writer then gives her explaination of these contradictions with respect to Islamic rules. She focuses on the rules of the faith - the five pillars of Islam - by provinding explanations, definitions, and examples. After an elaboration of each pillar, the writer explains the relevance of the pillars in life and the affects that the pillars have on the character of a true Muslim....   [tags: Essays on Muslims] 596 words
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Unveiling the past of Chivalry - It is not uncommon to hear the words “chivalry is dead” in the 21st Century. This comment usually implies that there is a lack of polite behavior amongst men; however, the term chivalry was originally used in the medieval era to describe knights. In fact, the phrase “chivalry is dead” is entirely contradictory to the word chivalry’s initial meaning. During the middle ages, the description of a knight as chivalrous was attached to the ideas of high morals, polite conduct, and loyal bravery. In Layamon’s Brut, an extended adaptation of Wace’s Roman de Brut, the morals, conduct, and bravery aforementioned are the quintessential characteristics of the good knight who is so faithful to King Art...   [tags: History]
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Unveiling the Truth About Hailsham - Kazuo Ishiguro does an excellent job in explaining the conditions of Hailsham in his book Never Let Me Go, and it is only through Kathy’s life experience and curiosity that a reader might get a sense of what Hailsham really is about. Kathy frequently brings up Hailsham through-out the whole book, and the reader gets the sense that Hailsham played an integral role in the future of her and her classmates’ lives. The memories, although sometimes good and bad, cannot be fathomed by most people as being comfortable or even humane....   [tags: Never Let Me Go, Kazuro Ishiguro]
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Unveiling Truths of Occupied Palestine - ... Movement of anything beyond the roadblocks is not supervised. If an individual wishes to cross, they must park their vehicle where the roadblock begins, and walk. If anything were being transported, such as merchandise, produce, or even medical supplies, two trucks would be needed to meet on each end of the roadblock. This process creates an excessive financial burden through need for a second truck, additional expenditure of gas, manual labor, and time. This process may not even be possible for perishables such as refrigerated food and medicine....   [tags: jews, israelies, palestinians]
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Sex and the City: Unveiling Modern Society - “Year after year, twenty-something women come to New York City in search of the two L's: labels and love” A narrator opens the film with the Big Apple as the introductory shot accompanied by Fergie’s “Labels or Love” as the soundtrack. The bird’s eye-view-point of New York City shows its Metropolitan atmosphere with skyscrapers and the famous Brooklyn Bridge, the urbanites of the City, and the lead actors of the film. A fifteen-year-old girl watches the film, mesmerized by the bustling city while admiring the skinny bodies of the actresses....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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Boundaries in Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus, Shelley’s Frankenstein, and Havel’s Temptation - Boundaries in Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus, Shelley’s Frankenstein, and Havel’s Temptation With every trip around the sun, the human race continues to push forward. Frontiers begin to fade, the horizon becomes less of a mystery and more of a pastime and the greatest challenge seems to be finding areas where advancements can still be made. Since we have become so good at extending boundaries, the question of whether or not an un-crossable boundary even exists becomes especially relevant. Indeed it is easy to think that there may be nothing that humans are incapable of achieving....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Unveiling the Roots of English Law: The Great Charter - The Magna Carta (the Great Charter) has now existed for almost eight hundred years and is still one of the most important historical documents in deciphering the idea of human freedom and equality in England. On June 1215, after his inability to “contain” an insurrection, King John signed the Magna Carta, under the pressure of a group of Norman barons. Unlike his predecessors, John was unsuccessful in war; his military was a failure both at home and abroad. John angered the barons in England by abusing his power of patronage....   [tags: english law, historical documents]
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The Velvet Revolution - The citizens of Czechoslovakia had not known freedom in decades. During much of World War II the nation was occupied by the Nazis and later by the Red Army as it drove the Nazis back to Berlin. When they Red Army moved into an area, communist regimes were set up to govern the area, and establish satellite nations. There were numerous uprisings throughout the decade that were violently suppressed by the communist governments with help from the USSR. After Alexander Dubcek tried to grant reforms to the people of Czechoslovakia in 1968, the USSR and most members of the Warsaw Pact sent their military forces to intervene and suppress any unrest or reforms....   [tags: World History ]
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Civil Rights in Colored People by Henry Louis Gates - ... When the town was experiencing the wave of “black is beautiful” movements and when Afros became a trend, no one had the courage to face the truth of their past internal-racism. Moving on to the times of post-segregation, the town decides to communally practice an act of active forgetting. Their denial and avoidance to face such facts led to the town dying silently. Another major theme was his mother who seems to have passively forgot how she was a leader of civil rights and she wasn’t interested in her son’s “leading” role in fighting segregation....   [tags: mother, view, repsect, curves, justice] 1884 words
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Post Communist Politics in Czech Republic - Post Communist Politics in Czech Republic Ten years after the revolution that brought down Communism in Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic is still plagued by Leninist legacies that prevent it from transitioning fully into a successful liberal democracy. On the superficial level, it appears as though the Czech Republic is progressing well into the realm of a viable democracy. Its economy, thanks to the liberal policies of Vaclav Klaus, is arguably one of the strongest in the region. Its constitution mandates the rule of law that was so lacking under the Soviet hegemony, and its President is a man that has been dubbed by many to be a “philosopher-king,” one which was expected to lead hi...   [tags: Papers] 1279 words
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The Velvet Revolution - The Velvet Revolution The Velvet Revolution is not about delicious red velvet cake but instead sweet freedom of a new government. Even better than a new government it was short and sweet as well. The Velvet Revolution took place in Czechoslovakia from November 17,1989 and ended December 29, 1989. Czechoslovakia was located in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east, and Poland to the north.When I choose this revolution I was intrigued by the name of it....   [tags: Freedom, Government, Czechoslovakia]
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Social Problems With America - Social Problems in America Many of Americans today do not take the time to realize that our nation is little by little falling apart. Our leaders are corrupt, our environment is being destroyed, and there are thousands of children being born each day. The three major social problems facing the American citizens in the 21st century are births to unmarried woman, being able to trust or government and or leaders, and lastly destroying the environment. The first major social problem facing America today is the crisis of births to unmarried woman....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Czchechoslovkia: From Communism to Democratic Republic - ... Student demonstrations lasted for ten days and in its culmination, Czechoslovakian President Gustav Husak resigned and was replaced by the Vaclav Havel. Havel then appointed Richard Sacher, a non-communist Minister of Internal Affairs, to disband the communist State Security units, particularly the Secret Police [Source 9]. With Sacher’s ministry in full effect, all political parties was screened for ties with the Secret Police and those who found to have connections were required to withdraw their candidacies....   [tags: Czech Republic and Slovakia, Velvet Revolution] 2301 words
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Driver of Our Own Destiny - The struggle is not about driving a car; it is about being in the driving seat of our destiny -Oslo 2012 Václav Havel Prize Acceptance Speech Late May 2011, a YouTube channel by the name of ksawomen2drive posted an eight minute video. The first day it was up it became the most viewed clip in Saudi Arabia, and became so popular it started trending worldwide. Any non-Arabic viewer might have been slightly baffled by its popularity. To them it would merely be a clip of a woman in a hijab driving while talking to her passenger, and a poorly filmed clip at that....   [tags: crime, video, arrest, women, society] 718 words
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The Symbolic Meaning Behind the Black Procession in O'Conner's A Late Encounter with the Enemy - The Symbolic Meaning Behind the Black Procession in O'Conner's A Late Encounter with the Enemy Czechoslovakian philosopher and political mind Vaclav Havel, in his discourse The Power of the Powerless, talks about the danger of "living within a lie" (84). He argues that individuals who refuse to develop a strong sense of self and instead "merge with the anonymous crowd and flow comfortably along with it down the river of pseudo-life" (38) inevitably experience a "profound crisis of human identity" (45)....   [tags: O'Conner Late Encounter Essays]
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Media's Role in Liberal Democracies - The basic elements in a liberal democracy are regular elections, a parliament exercising control over government within law and individuals freedoms such as free debate, freedom of association and the right to protest (Carter & Stokes, 2002). Regular elections should include competitiveness among parties to keep elections fair and voters should be aware of their interests. Additionally, as Carter and Stokes (2002) state that there should be “a parliament that can exercise control over the government and all this happens within a frame work of the rule of law” (p.10)....   [tags: Elections, Freedom, Government]
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The Whiteness of the Veil: Color and the veil in Hawthorne’s The Minister’s Black Veil and The Blithedale Romance - ... . . darkly . . . with gloom” (Hawthorne, “Black Veil”190) and the conclusion that this impression is caused by the sermon’s subject of “secret sin” and “sad mysteries” seems plausible. Eventually, however, it is unsatisfying (Hawthorne, “Black Veil” 190). The fact that the veil appears to both conceal and reveal dark knowledge of the outside world as well as the consciousness of the veiled himself is of more interest. It seems as if Father Hooper has – through the medium of the veil – gained access to superior knowledge....   [tags: color, light, symbolism, literary analysis]
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