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Displacement and Don Juan - Displacement and Don Juan Unlike the fitfully epic Don Juan , I’d like to begin in medias res , with the anger of Lord Byron. We join him thick in the struggle with a central concern of DJ’s composition: the perils of transmission: Pray when I send you a parcel or packet—do acknowledge it—I care nothing about my letters or your answers—I only want to know, when I have taken trouble about a thing that it has arrived. By the time he fired off those impatient words to his publisher John Murray in 1821, Byron had been living abroad and publishing overseas for five years....   [tags: Don Juan Essays] 5871 words
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The Role of the Narrator in Byron's Don Juan - The Role of the Narrator in Byron's Don Juan The narrator of Don Juan takes the traditional role of omniscient narrator. He states the facts but also adds in his personal thoughts on the characters. From the beginning he lets the reader know that he is in search of a hero. He cannot find a hero in his contemporary time, therefore he will return to the hero who has stayed a hero through time. The hero is "my friend Don Juan" (5.8). There is no doubt that the narrator feels a close relationship with the hero and the hero will be treated as casually as friend....   [tags: Don Juan Essays]
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A Comparison of the Alternative Realities in James Joyce’s The Dead and Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Paramo - The arts, as interpretations of reality or even the creation of new ones, constantly inform a society’s perceptions of what is real or plausible and what the experience of the individual entails. This is done through a series of perceptions that begins with an artist’s perception of reality. In literature, the author translates this perception into a text that can be as whimsical as Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, as outwardly observant and insightful as Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, or as straightforward as Nathaniel Hawthrone’s The Scarlet Letter....   [tags: Juan Rulfo James Joyce]
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Juan Rulfo's Pedro Paramo and Religion - Juan Rulfo's Pedro Paramo and Religion   In the novel Pedro Paramo, Juan Rulfo uses religiousness as a characteristic that contrasts with the characters lack of moral codes and lack of faith normally attributed to religion. The people in the town of Comala are obsessed with the afterlife and prayer, and they even attend church regularly, but these are just habits that have lost their original meaning. Rulfo uses these symbolic activities to make the charactersÕ dichotomous nature more apparent....   [tags: Juan Rulfo Pedro Paramo Essays] 731 words
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Byron's Don Juan - No Formal Ending is Needed - Byron's Don Juan - No Formal Ending is Needed Lord Byron's chief masterpiece is probably the comic epic Don Juan, which occupied its author from 1818 until nearly the end of his life (Trueblood 14-15). The sheer length of the poem is in itself impressive; its seventeen cantos take Juan through a variety of adventures, including the famous affair with Donna Julia, the sojourn with Haidee, experiences in Turkey and later in Russia as a slave, and finally episodes in England among high society (Boyd 22-30)....   [tags: Don Juan Essays]
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Use of Irony to Portray Morality in Lord Byron's Don Juan - Use of Irony to Portray Morality in Lord Byron's Don Juan In Don Juan, George Gordon, Lord Byron, diverges from his name-sake characterization with an un-Byronic hero, Don Juan. The poem has been viewed as nihilistic and immoral. Actually there is plenty present in the first canto to show morality and hope for humanity. The poem should be viewed as the author intended: "a satire on abuses of the present state of Society, an not an eulogy on vice..." (Bostetter 9). Don Juan is a satire and therefore the morals present are shown in an ironic way....   [tags: Don Juan Essays]
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Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo - There exists a prevalent notion that life and death are opposing concepts, with the latter prevalently feared. A common reason to fear death, many find, is the element of the unknown (Bauman 66); most do not know how, when, or why they will die or what will become of their memory to those they care about. The unfamiliar, foreign nature of death thus becomes a driving force behind justifying its prevention. But what if one were able to interrogate the experience of dying. A vested thought experiment which enables one to interrogate the experience of dying opens the possibility to remove some degree of death’s foreign nature and its terrifying void of the unknown....   [tags: Biological life, Termination, Death, Vanilla Death]
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Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo - ... For instance, the scene with Father Rentería was placed directly after the scene with Juan speaking to his mother in Comala and both scenes were intended to create despair for the characters-Juan's mother and Miguel Páramo, respectively. By doing this, Rulfo is able to enhance the hopelessness of the characters. This is further seen when Father Rentería and Ana "'give thanks to the Lord...God, Who has taken [Miguel] from this earth where he caused...harm'" (Rulfo, 28), and then directly afterwards a "horse gallop[ing] by the place where the main street crosses the road to Contla...as if about to roll head over hooves" (Rulfo, 28)....   [tags: comala, purgatory, setting the tone]
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The Battle of San Juan Hill - Made famous by Theodore Roosevelt’s volunteer Rough Rider’s and the Buffalo Soldiers, the Battle of San Juan Hill (July 1, 1898), also known as The Battle of San Juan Heights, was the bloodiest battle of the Spanish American War. After landing on the beachhead, the US V Corps under the command of Major General William Shafter fought their way west toward the port town of Santiago. After an indecisive clash at Las Guasimas on June 24, Shafter readied his men to take the strategic heights around the city, while Cuban insurgents blocked any Spanish reinforcements arriving on the roads to the north, in what would be one of the most decisive battles of America’s “Splendid Little War.” 1 HISTORY...   [tags: spanish american war, Cuba, Spain]
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Supremem Court and Juan Smith - It really does not seem that reliable for someone to describe a man in a mask at first glance. One would not think anyone could, but evidently, someone “can.” Larry Boatner, the eyewitness in this Supreme Court case claimed he “could.” On Monday, June 13, 2011, the United States Supreme Court granted a hearing to the petitioner Juan Smith. Smith had previously been convicted of five murders by both state and trial courts. This verdict was made in the absence of physical evidence, no DNA, no fingerprints etc, only based off of the eyewitness’ statement....   [tags: Case, Court, Crime, Convict, Murder]
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Lightweight Champ, by Juan Villoro - Hard life Guilt Born in 1956 in Mexico City, Juan Villoro is the author of many well known books such as “El Testigo” which was recognized and was honored with the Herralde Prize, and other books like “La Casa Pierde” and “Efectos Personales”. Juan Villoro stands out with his style of writing using impressive array of topics with insight, dark humor, irony, and the social and cultural functions of spectator sports like boxing and soccer. With his interest in sports, he enjoys writing about the deep passion that is represented in the sport, with his story “Lightweight Champ”, a short story about a professional Mexican boxer and his journalist/drug addicted childhood friend who came from pove...   [tags: Lightweight Champ Essays]
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Pedro Paramo's Juan Rulfo - In Pedro Páramo, Juan Rulfo creates an array of characters who live in a reality different than the one that exists within the framework of their world. Specifically, the realities of Pedro Páramo, Susana San Juan, and Juan Preciado are altered to the point where their searches for meaning are developed and shaped by their varying perceptions of the events happening around them. Additionally, these altered realities aren’t completely psychological states of mind--the town of Comala is actually filled with supernatural elements that contribute to the unsteady nature of reality and make people who are just introduced to Comala (Juan Preciado and the reader) question what is real and what is no...   [tags: Character Description, Literary Analysis]
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Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe - For most of the people in the Spanish-speaking world, religion is a large part of daily life, and a large percentage of those people are Catholics. According to America Magazine, in 2010, the largest population of Catholics in the world resided in Latin America and the Caribbean. Mexico has the second-largest Catholic population of any country in the world, with 85 percent of its residents identifying themselves as practicing Catholicism (Catholic). One of the main beliefs of the Catholic faith is the sanctity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ....   [tags: catholic, bishop, symbol]
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Comparing Don Juan and Jack Worthing - The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde and Don Juan by Lord Byron are two distinctive pieces in British literature. In both stories, the male characters take center stage. The character of Jack Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest and Juan in Don Juan share many similarities. Both men are from the upper class, both take an avid interest in the opposite sex, and both are controlled by the women in their lives. The difference between these two characters arises in their outcomes and may stem from the fact that each author is from a distinct literary era....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Juan Ponce de León's Accomplishments - Juan Ponce de León and the Spanish Discovery of Puerto Rico and Florida is an extensive biography about a young Castilian, Juan Ponce de León, who probably emigrated to the Caribbean with Christopher Columbus. While many people are familiar with the name Ponce de León, only a handful know the historical truth about what he did – and did not – do. He was a very important, but misrepresented, figure in the early history of America. He had a major impact on the course of events that occurred in three places: today’s Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Florida....   [tags: Biography, Spanish Discovery]
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Juan Williams: Fired for Telling the Truth - Former NPR personality Juan Williams was fired in October 2010 for a politically incorrect statement he made on the Fox News program The O’Reilly Factor. Williams was discussing with host Bill O’Reilly about his feelings on seeing Muslims on airplanes dressed in their garb. His remarks led to his termination at NPR, and sparked massive debate between some journalists and conservatives about whether or not Williams went too far with his comment. Juan Williams served as NPR’s news analyst for the Talk of the Nation program, which he hosted for ten years....   [tags: Racism Essays]
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Juan N. Seguin: Texas Hero - When studying Texas History there are names such as Sam Houston, Jim Bowie, and William Barrett Travis that are often brought up into discussion. These men had rolls of vital importance to the cause of revolution; however, other names such as Juan Nepomuceno Seguin may be much more obscure to those unaware of the rolls that such men played. Juan Seguin is mostly remembered as the currier to whom William Barrett Travis commissioned with the delivery of a letter to General Sam Houston requesting reinforcements and whose words were so inspiring that it may have given the Texans the push they needed to claim victory over the Mexican President Santa Anna....   [tags: Mexican History, The Alamo]
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Don Juan As Byron Introspective - The works of George Gordon, Lord Byron have long been controversial, nearly as controversial as his lifestyle. Gordon Byron was born with a clubfoot and his sensitivity to it haunted his life and his works. Despite being a very handsome child, a fragile self-esteem made Byron extremely sensitive to criticism, of himself or of his poetry and he tended to make enemies rather quickly. The young Byron was often unhappy and lonely any many of his works seem to be a sort of introspective therapy. Throughout his writings and life history there is much evidence to suggest that his poetry was greatly influenced by his mental instability....   [tags: essays research papers] 1181 words
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Juan Ponce de Leon: The Spanish Explorer - Juan Ponce de Leon is most recognized as the Spanish explorer who discovered Florida. However this was not his only achievement or contribution to the Spanish empire. Prior to discovering Florida he helped fight off the last of the Moors in Granada, he prevented the Indians from attacking the Spaniards in Hispaniola, he served as the first governor of Puerto Rico, discovered other geographical features off of Florida’s coast all while never giving up on his quest for gold or to gain the same recognition as Christopher Columbus....   [tags: discovering florida, new world, columbus]
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A Man Who Wrote a Constitution: Juan Baustista Alberdi - It was during the years between 1810 and 1880 the fires of war raged across Argentina in an effort to temper the land into an independent and unified nation. It was during this same period that a group of intellectuals came together in an effort to steer the country away from war and transform it into a country of stability and peace. One of these men was Juan Bautista Alberdi who was molded by these fires into an activist and author and inspiration of prolific pieces like the Argentine Constitution and his masterpiece Bases y puntos de partida para la organización política de la República Argentina....   [tags: Argentina, Independent, Unified Nation]
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juan peron - Juan Domingo Perón is known as the greatest Argentinean politician of all time. However, he is also one of he most controversial. His tactics and alliances are often criticized as are the changes and developments he brought about in Argentina. The one thing that can be concluded by all is that this man led a very complex and important life. Perón was born on October 8, 1895, in a province of Buenos Aires. He was the second son of Mario and Juana Perón. His father was an employee of the local court....   [tags: essays research papers] 557 words
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Comparing Juan Preciado and Father Renteria in Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Paramo - In every influential novel, there are definite characters that apply certain aspects to the narrative to show importance of key aspects of the story. In Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Paramo, the case is no different in that specific characters carry an importance to the entire aspect of the story. The characters in the novel that have great importance are Juan Preciado and Father Renteria. These two characters symbolize greater things that cannot just be plainly noticed. Juan Preciado is majorly important for the fact of that he is the first character introduced in the novel and he is the character that at first doesn’t realize he is dead....   [tags: Pedro Paramo Essays] 1030 words
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Juan Gris - Juan Gris, a Spanish-born painter, made important contributions to the modern style of painting called Cubism. GrisÕs paintings were always depicting his immediate surroundings. He painted still lives composed of simple, everyday objects, portraits of friends, and occasionally landscapes or cityscapes. The objects in his paintings and collages are more clearly defined and richly colored than those in the works of the earlier cubists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. His attention to the object in his compositions, and more typically Spanish hues, link his work to the Spanish still-life tradition....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Juan Gris - Juan Gris was born in 1887. He was a Spanish born French painter who went to the cubist school. Originally his name was Jose Vittoriano Gonzalez, he was born in Madrid and educated there. He left Madrid in 1906 and went to Paris, making the acquaintance of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso and of the French painter Georges Braque. Gris's first cubist paintings, generally more calculated than those of Picasso and Braque, appeared in 1912. He spent the next summer in Céret, France, with Picasso, and while there adopted the use of papier collé, shapes cut from paper and glued to the canvas....   [tags: essays research papers] 1122 words
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A Story of Don Juan and The Red Room - Which text, A Story of Don Juan or The Red Room is the more effective ghost story. Discuss with reference to structure, character and language. In this essay, a comparision will be made of two texts, 'A Story of Don Juan' by V.S Pritchett, a twentieth century text and 'The Red Room' by H.G Wells which is a pre- twentieth century text. In order to compare them it will be necsessary to analyse the character, structure and language of each text to determine which text is the more effective ghost story....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 963 words
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Juan de Onate - Juan de Onate In the late 1500's after the disappointment of Coronado's non-glorious expedition was forgotten, Spain had a renewed interest in New Mexico. King Philip II needed a new conquistador to go to New Mexico to obtain and claim the 3 G's (Gold, Glory, and God) for the crown and for the country. The man chosen to fill this job was Juan de Onate. Being of noble Basque blood it seems that Juan de Onate was destined to become someone of importance. It is said that the Basque people were "Hardy, self-reliant, and stubbornly strong" and "In New Spain won distinction as explorers, soldiers, and discoverers of mines on the frontier." Juan's father Cristobal de Onate was one of t...   [tags: Papers] 515 words
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Juan Sebastian Elcano - Juan Sebastian Elcano was born in Guetaria, Spain in 1476. He was a navigator. Trying to find an excuse from the King (Charles the fifth, Holy Roman Emperor), he signs on as a lower class general to Ferdinand Magellan's expedition to sail around the world. He and five other ships sailed to find another faster way from Spain’s western side. On the way there the commander of the expedition died in the Philippines in April 1521, due to that Juan Sebastian Elcano to over of the expedition and started to sail....   [tags: essays research papers] 368 words
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Byrons Don Juan - Byron's Don Juan One writer who has not recieved nearly enough credit for his works is George Gordon, who later became known as Lord Byron. This is the man who wrote his own poetical version of Don Juan. Don Juan is a man who is known for being able to arouse the desires of women and to love every one he meets. This Don Juan can be viewed, however, as a loosely disguised biography of Byron. Lord Byron's father, Captain John, has ancestors that go back as far as the Buruns in the time of William the Conqueror....   [tags: essays research papers] 802 words
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Juan Domingo Perón - Juan Domingo Perón Juan Domingo Perón, born in 1895 in Lobos, Argentina, was the President of Argentina on two occasions separated by eighteen years. He first came to power by the election of February 28,1946. He ruled for almost ten years until he was pressured to resign by the Argentine military and in September of 1955 he left the country. He spent almost the next twenty years in exile but never lost touch with the Argentine people and especially the Argentine labor movement. In 1973, after eighteen years of exile, Perón returned to Argentina and was elected president again with his third wife Isabel as vice-president....   [tags: Papers] 3287 words
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Don Juan Ponce De Leon - Spanish 10th essay Ponce De Leon Don Juan Ponce de Leon "To bad he had to kick the bucket!" 	Don Juan Ponce de Leon was a Spanish conqueror and explorer. He was born around 1460 in San Tervas de Campos, Spain. Ponce de Leon lived during an age of great discovery and excitement. Ponce de Leon is well known, claiming and naming what is now Florida, the discovery of Puerto Rico, and his never-ending search for the old time classic, the Fountain of Youth. On November 19, 1493 Ponce de Leon was one of the first Europeans to see the small island of Borinquen, the Indian name for Puerto Rico....   [tags: essays research papers] 549 words
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Symbols for Time in The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo - The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo both have a major theme of humanity. The alarm clock, in The Metamorphosis, and weather, in Pedro Páramo, can be considered as consistent symbols for Gregor Samsa’s, Juan Precido’s, and Pedro Páramo’s awareness of time, a sign of humanity, but as Gregor, Juan, and Pedro start to lose their humanity, the symbols disappear- leaving them trapped in their inhumanity. The authors, Kafka and Rulfo, show, through the motif of entrapment, that inhumanity really illustrates their human characteristics and increases verisimilitude of the characters through the mistakes the characters make that lead them to becoming inhuman....   [tags: compare, contrast, comparison]
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The Characters in Don Juan, Marie de France, Assemblywomen, and Faust - When it comes to defining love one needs to take into account that there are numerous variations. It isn’t as simple as meeting someone, falling for them, then getting married. These books offer an incite into the many ways a person can love someone else. From the traditional courtly love, to the vilest, greedy love, the characters in Don Juan, Marie de France, Assemblywomen, and Faust go through the whole spectrum. The Lais of Marie de France is another way of saying your about to read short love stories....   [tags: Character Analysis]
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El Secreto De Sus Ojos, directed by Juan Jose Campanella - History usually forces itself into the present in Juan Jose Campanella’s film “El Secreto De Sus Ojos” (The Secret in Their Eyes). Although it was filmed in 2009, the story is an attempted memorization of the violent reality in 1970-1980s Argentina, an era in which the country was rapidly sinking into military rule-ship. Campanella offers flashbacks into Argentina’s dark days, a period where violence homicide, rape and injustices ruled. Through memory, the film narrate a era in which it was impossible to be an innocent person as the innocents were falsely accused, tortured and even murdered for crimes they never committed, all these for the whims of those in power....   [tags: 70s Injustice in Argentina] 778 words
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A Challenge to Starbucks - Many people start his or her day with a cup of coffee. Coffee franchisees are growing around the world with coffee being one of the most popular drinks. A Colombia franchisee Juan Valdez is a growing franchisee in the United States specializing in coffee. The article “Colombia’s Juan Valdez Cafes Poised to Challenge Starbucks” (Wyss, 2013) does a compare and contrast of Juan Valdez and Starbucks. It compares Starbucks expanding stores in Colombia and Juan Valdez expanding the United States. It uses the country of Chile to compare how each store sells side by side....   [tags: Colombia's Juan Valdez]
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Evita Perón: Spiritual Leader of Argentina - At first, I wanted to write about the role of women in post-colonial Argentina. This topic, as could be expected, is far too broad to even begin addressing in fifteen or so pages. But it is an incredibly important and fascinating topic, and so I instead decided to focus on two women in particular who have shaped Argentina’s history: Eva and Christina Fernández de Kirchner. This is, in a sense, a way of comparing the role of women then and now in two different societies. Knowing the circumstances of Eva Perón’s birth and youth, it seems inconceivable that she would become the unstoppable political firebrand whose memory evokes wails even today....   [tags: Eva Perón, Juan Perón]
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100 Años de Soledad Gabriel García Márquez - Vine a Comala porque me dijeron que acá vivía mi padre, un tal Pedro Páramo. Mi madre me lo dijo. Y yo le prometí que vendría a verlo en cuanto ella muriera. Le apreté sus manos en señal de que lo haría; pues ella estaba por morirse y yo en plan de prometerlo todo.” (Rulfo, 1). Mexicano y escritor, Juan Rulfo sin duda de los mejores escritores que ha tenido México y Latinoamérica, el junto con otros autores son parte del “PreBoom Literario” con su segunda obra “Pedro Páramo” el cual fue uno de los libros con mas ventas en el mundo....   [tags: Juan Rulfo, boom literario]
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Important Female Roles: Don Juan Canto by Lord Byron and The Miller’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer - In Don Juan Canto 1 by Lord Byron and The Miller’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer, women play cardinal roles in the development and advancement of the pieces. In the 17th and 18th century, women were still considered to be the masters of deceit by using their feminine wiles to entice men. In both of these pieces, women are the catalyst to the embarrassment and loss of livelihood that the main male characters face. As is seen in much of the literature of these times, women were typically the main reason for any misfortunates that the men faced because of their “natural” ability to tempt the ways of men....   [tags: seductresses, women, moral]
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Boy Genius by Carl M, Cannon, Lou Dubose and Juan Reid - Boy Genius by Carl M, Cannon, Lou Dubose and Juan Reid is a good read about Karl Rove. Karl Rove is a republican political constant. He is most famously known for being the force behind George Bush and George Bush Jr campaigns. Bush Sr. actually gave him the nickname Boy Genius because he is a genius at getting his candidates elected, but sometimes bush would call him blossom. It depended on the mood he was in. The book goes into details about the behind the scenes of what happens within the campaigns....   [tags: Boy Genius Review Government Politics] 996 words
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Characters of Pedro Paramo Used to Critique Mexico - The Mexican Revolution was intended to drag the common man from the poverty of lower class society in Mexico, and bestow upon them an equal portion of land and wealth in order to equilibrate the economic and social status in the nation. The ecomienda system allowed a few patrons to hold all of the wealth in a certain area and exert complete control over a city and the people that lived within it. The Revolution was intended to redistribute the land and power to the lower and middle classes, but this was not the case once the fighting ceased....   [tags: juan rolfo,mexican revolution,ecomienda system]
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The Impact of European Colonialism in Turks and Caicos - Turks and Caicos was first inhabited around 700 AD by people called Amerindians. Amerindians came from Hispaniola (Haiti and The Dominican Republic). Approximately 300 years after it was thought that the inhabitants created their own culture. Explorers found that this was true by looking at the inhabitants own unique pottery making styles. The islands of Turks and Caicos were governed by the British indirectly through Bermuda, the Bahamas, and Jamaica, this made the Turks and Caicos Islands part of Bahamas/Bahamian Archipelago....   [tags: Bermuda, Bahamas, Juan Ponce de Leon]
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Expansion to the “New World” - Expansion to the new world was both a blessing and a curse to both Europeans and the natives of the new land. The first motive for exploring the new world to find a easier and faster way to trade with the Asian countries, but soon after two new continents were discovered it sprouted different motives from everyone. Even though everyone had their own ideas and dreams about the new world they were all ended up with a common goal, to find silver and gold and become very wealthy. Every country heard about and expected to find an unlimited amount of riches....   [tags: America, USA, Juan Ponce de Leon, Columbus, ] 741 words
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Absurdism: the Cure for Hope - In Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Paramo, hope, or rather the lack of hope, is used to demonstrate how acceptance is an act of self-preservation, not defeat. Futile hope leads characters in the novels to despair which can only be resolved by giving up the hope which sustains it. By examining the ways in which characters in Pedro Paramo respond to either the preservation or the disillusion of their hope, this essay will determine how that response illustrates the basic principles of absurdism within the texts....   [tags: Juan Rulfo, Pedro Paramo, Literary Analysis]
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North American Slavery vs. Latin American Slavery: A Comparative Look at Frederick Douglass and Juan Francisco Manzano - North American Slavery vs. Latin American Slavery: A Comparative Look at Frederick Douglass and Juan Francisco Manzano When we assess the evils of slavery, we typically think of the North American slaves plight. We think of the beatings, murders, hangings and mistreatment of the Southern slave. But what about the slaves of Latin America. Who hears their cries of woe because of their evil slave masters. Is their treatment the same of their brethren under slave rule in North America. In order to answer these questions, it is necessary to look into the lives of both North and Latin American slaves....   [tags: Slavery Essays]
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Social Interaction in the Classroom as a Tool for Learning a Second Language - As stated by Fillmore (1979), “A language can be learned only if there is input of the proper sort-for the child second language learner, this is language as it is used in social situations which make sense, and in which the learner is himself involved” (Fillmore, p. 205) In the lesson that was chosen for Juan, ample opportunities for Juan to interact with his partner are given to promote language development through social interaction. The lesson content of “Families” would start out with an inviting song that uses hand gestures to identify the different members that make up families....   [tags: Article by Fillmore]
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The Censors, by Luisa Valenzuela - “The Censors” by Luisa Valenzuela The short story “The Censors” by Luisa Valenzuela is set in Argentina during the dictatorship of Jorge Videla who reigned from 1976 to 1983. Juan, the protagonist of the text, starts the story by writing a letter to his old friend, Mariana, at her new residence in Paris. He had received Mariana’s new address from a confidential source and was too excited to think of his actions before writing and sending the letter. Later, Juan’s “mind [was] off his job during the day and [he couldn’t] sleep at night,” thinking of the letter (Valenzuela 966)....   [tags: Satire, Symbols, Analysis]
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Sanches by Richard Dokey - Sanches by Richard Dokey In the short story "Sanches", Richard Dokey goes into great detail on the life of Juan Sanches, a migrant farm worker. Juan Sanches has a really hard and challenging life. He goes from witnessing one of his children be stillborn, to having his unborn son torn from his wife's womb. As if that were not enough Juan's wife dies during the labor of his only son, Jesus. After all of Juan's pain and suffering all that he lives for is for his son to grow up and be a good hard working man like him, but his son becomes Americanized and Juan Sanches becomes very depressed over his son's situation, but Juan is also depressed because of his own situation and the life that h...   [tags: Papers] 1090 words
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Journey to Ixtlan: Getting the Message Across - Now I do not know what Carlos Castaneda was smoking while he wrote Journey to Ixtlan: the Lessons of Don Juan, but it sure did bring out his creative side. Throughout Journey to Ixtlan, the reader is constantly perplexed and confused by the enigma that is don Juan. Don Juan is a teacher, if you want to call him that, and he teaches Castaneda how to stop the world and how to erase personal history. In reality I really do not think don Juan existed, he was merely a figment of Castaneda's peyote-influenced imagination....   [tags: Book Reviews] 686 words
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Modernist Liberal Nation in Spain - José Zorrilla’s “Don Juan Tenorio” and Rosario de Acuña’s “El Padre Juan” give a contrasting view of the advancement of a modern liberal nation. “Don Juan Tenorio” outlines a view that is the status quo – a Spanish society that is not interested in modernisation, rather a marginalisation of women and not recognising equal rights. In contrast, Acuña does try to express a point of view that would identify with a liberal society. This essay will discuss three points. Firstly it will outline and explain what exactly a Liberal society and nation actually is....   [tags: Romanticism, Liberalism]
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Our Lady Of Guadalupe - Our Lady Of Guadalupe The image of the Virgin Mary seen by Juan Diego has changed the world. About forty years after Mary’s appearance to Diego, it is believed to be a turning point in western civilization. At this time there were a lot of copies of the painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe being circulated around Europe and one ended up in the hands of Admiral Giovanni Andrea Doria. The King of Spain gave this special copy to him. There were three hundred Turkish ships blocking the Gulf of Lepanto and the admiral was given command of a squadron to sail to the blockade....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Achieving a Goal in Through the Tunnel, Two Kinds, and The Censors - In this essay, I will refer to three short stories. These stories are: “Through the Tunnel,” “Two Kinds,” and “The Censors.” The main characters are: Jerry of “Through the Tunnel,” Jing-Mei of “Two Kinds,” and Juan of “The Censors.” In all three of these stories, the main characters are trying to achieve something. Jerry tries to swim through an underwater tunnel. Jing-Mei wants to rebel against her mother, who wants her to become a child prodigy. Juan tries to find a letter he sent to his friend before “the censors” do....   [tags: Compare contrast] 841 words
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"Woman Hollering Creek" - Dreams vs. Reality - The story “Woman Hollering Creek" by Sandra Cisneros describes the lives of Mexicans in a Chicago neighborhood. She depicts the life that women endure as Latino wives through her portrayal of the protagonist, Cleofilas. For Cisneros being a Mexican-American has given her a chance to see life from two different cultures. In addition, Cisneros has written the story from a woman’s perspective, illustrating the types of conflicts many women face as Latino wives. This unique paradigm allows the reader to examine the events and characters using a feminist critical perspective....   [tags: Literature Analysis]
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The Family By Mario Puzo -Reshma - An exciting tale of greed, treachery,sin and power beyond mortal imagination (Book Summary), The Borgia family was indeed, the first original crime family.Written by Mario Puzo and finished by his girlfriend Carol Gino , The Family is an epic tale of a man’s rise to power , a father and his children , a tale that shows the strength , devotion and love of family. Set in Italy in the 15th century , where the Church and the Papal states-Romagna,The Marches,Umbria,Sabina,Patrimony of St.Peter,Latium and Campagna-was the greatest power that flourished, Rodrigo Borgia began his infamous journey to becoming a historical crime figure of the century.Mario Puzo had matched the historical and geographi...   [tags: borgia family, crime family, italian mafia]
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Personal Narrative - Bicycle Crash - Personal Narrative- Bicycle Crash I used to bike often with my friend Juan in my hometown of Aguascalientes, Mexico. In the narrow streets, a heavy flow of traffic make biking treacherous. Certain streets have traffic signs saying, "CEDA EL PASO A UN VEHICULO" which means "Let one vehicle go through at a time." I biked on the right side of the street and my friend Juan biked on the left side. On our trip to buy tamales Juan and I were supposed to cross an intersection with a "CEDA EL PASO A UN VEHICULO" sign....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 565 words
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Use of Opinions, Voices, and Actions in Maria Concepcion - Use of Opinions, Voices, and Actions in Maria Concepcion "María Concepción did not weep when Juan left her; and when the baby was born, and died within four days, she did not weep" (Porter 144). Katherine Anne Porter's used various writing techniques to develop María Concepción as a round and dynamic character. These methods included the discussion of María's actions, her speech, and by telling what other characters think about María. As a round character María Concepción expressed contradictory attitudes, and diverse personality traits....   [tags: Maria Concepcion Essays] 755 words
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Lord Byron vs. Caroline Lamb - Lord Byron vs. Caroline Lamb Throughout his poem, Don Juan Lord Byron is poking fun at other poets, critics, and society. He places himself in a position of elevation, which Caroline Lamb then mocks in her rebuttal poem, A New Canto. Lamb was distraught when Byron broke off their love affair. She was obsessed and stalked him. The dedication segment of Don Juan is directed towards Robert Southey, and Byron takes the opportunity to make fun of the “Lakers,” or the lake poets in regards to their political stance....   [tags: Poet Poem Poetic Essays] 1508 words
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Latin America’s Switzerland is Costa Rica - Costa Rica is known for having Latin America’s oldest democracy, as it was established and uninterrupted since the 1950s. More importantly, it is one of the few countries without a standing military force. Today, they are under a presidential constitutional republic, lead by Laura Chinchilla, whom is the president since 2010. Costa Rica is in Central America, between Nicaragua (north) and Panama (south east). Christopher Columbus first visited it during his fourth and last voyage to the New World....   [tags: Latin America, Government, History]
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Mexicans in the United States - Mexicans in the United States Introduction “We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community and this nation.” These words of the Chicano civil rights leader Cesar Chavez have resonated into the present vision of Mexican culture in America. Mexicans in the United States have created a vibrant culture that has crossed over to influence other cultures. The reality is that Mexicans have played an integral role in shaping the current state of America, and through the power in numbers as well as the continued blending of cultures Mexicans will influence the future of the United States....   [tags: Culture Mexico Mexican Cultural Essays]
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To What Extent Did Eva Peron Influence Argentine Politics from 1946-1952? - A. Plan of Investigation The focus of this investigation is about the extent of Eva Peron’s influence in Argentine politics from 1946 to her death in 1952. Popular culture paints her as the symbol of Peronism, the heroine of the poor, underrepresented, labor workers, or the descamisados, or “the shirtless ones.” The study will focus on the Perons’ rise to power, as well the period in which they were leaders of Argentina, to the first fall of Peronism. This investigation will be evaluating how influential Eva Peron truly was in regards to the success of the Peronist government....   [tags: Plan of Investigation, Argentina, Politics]
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María Eva 'Evita' Duarte Perón: A Radical in Argentina - ... Perón, a rising political and military power in Argentina, soon developed a close relationship with Eva. Using her charm and appeal, Eva rallied support for Perón’s presidential campaign. Perón’s popularity led to his arrest in 1945 but, Eva organized a mass demonstration that, on October 17, 1945, led to his release. October 17 is still celebrated today as the “day of loyalty” or “Día de la lealtad” by supporters of Perón. By this time, the two of them were living together in a house in the northern part of the city, but this was creating problems for Perón because he was living with an unmarried woman who was several years younger than he was....   [tags: influential women in Argentinian history]
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Doña Guadalupe of Rain of Gold, by Victor Villasenor - The matriarchal structure of Juan and Lupe’s families are key factor in the molding of each of them into each a unique person that just so happen to fit with each other perfectly. Doña Guadalupe is a woman of great strength and power, power and strength which she draws from her devout faith and her deep and loving compassion for her family, and power and strength which is passed down to her children. “‘Well, then, come in,’ she said, deciding that she could be handle this innocent-girl-stealing coyote inside....   [tags: Rain of Gold Essays]
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The Life of Saint Ignatius - Saint Ignatius’s life was from 1491-1556. He was born to Beltran de Onaz Loyola and Dona Marina Sanchez de Licona they were married in 1467. Ingnatuis father died when he was sixteen years of age, and there was no record of his mother’s birth or death. It is not known if Saint Ignatius ever saw or knew his mother. The reason for that belief was because he was nursed by a common woman who lived in one of the villages and her name was Maria Garin. His grandfather, Don Juan Perez de Onaz, was married to Dona Sancha and they had to three children from that union, one of which was Saint Ignatius’s father Beltran, and two daughters....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Sanchez - The short story "Sanchez," written by Richard Dokey, is a story about Juan Sanchez and his family. "Sanchez" is told in many different settings, which are all unique and represent various feelings that Dokey portrays to his readers. The settings are described realistically; they affect Juan and Jesus in personal ways. The settings vary from a small village in Mexico to the Sierra Nevada in California. At first the story is set in Stockton in the San Joaquin Valley....   [tags: essays research papers] 914 words
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Making a Fresh Start in The Oxcart “La carreta”, by René Marqués - The Oxcart In the award winning play The Oxcart “La carreta”, by René Marqués is about a Puerto Rican family trying to escape poverty by moving to a more prosperous place. The Characters of the Oxcart are: Doña Gabriela who is a widow and the mother of Juanita and chaguito and also the stepmom of Luis, she is very strong woman. Juanita her daughter in the other hand stars off as a docile person whoever after something tragic happens to her she then becomes this strong defying character and eventually she becomes a prostitute....   [tags: poverty, work, prejudice] 520 words
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Analysis of "Pedro Paramo" - Hope is a mad person's fantasy; reality is an inevitable cycle of disturbance and disappointment. Without salvation, love, and even hope, past and present lose their greater meaning. Reality exists only in the absolute power of the local boss and the Church. It is these realities which send the inhabitants of Comala into a never-ending spiral of pitiful restlessness. Pedro Páramo is about the inescapable flaws of religious devotion combined with this tyrannical local political system, seen by Juan Rulfo, in rural Mexico....   [tags: World Literature] 726 words
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Icons of Ambivalence in Bless Me Ultima - Icons of Ambivalence in Bless Me Ultima        The portrait of Mexican Americans is layered in shades of ambivalence. Aside from the fact there is evidence that they can not really be classified as a migratory culture in that the land where they tend to migrate once belonged to Mexico, they can also lay an earlier claim to the land as Native Americans. The Spanish Europeans who settled in the area that became Mexico evolved as the dominant culture over the oral culture of the Native Americans....   [tags: Bless Me Ultima Essays]
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Argentina's Division in El Matadero by Esteban Echeverria and Amalia by Jose Marmol - In Esteban Echeverria’s short story, “El Matadero” and Jose Marmol’s story “Amalia”, the reader is able to see a one-sided perspective of Argentina and the division amongst the people of the country. The one sided perspective is how both authors favor the Unitarian side over the Federalists side. The division amongst the people of Argentina in these two stories lets the reader interpret how Argentina views their good and bad inhabitants. The people who consist of the Federal party are described as brutal and cruel while the people of the Unitarian party are depicted as educated with heroic language and possessing dignity....   [tags: dictatorship, conflicts and struggles]
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Argentina's Most Notable First Lady: Santa Evita - Countries have had courageous and world changing leaders over the course of history. Most of these well-known leaders have come from countries that are global superpowers. A rare exception is Eva Duarte Peron. Eva was born into a poor family, and against all odds rose up and became prominent in Argentine politics. Well before becoming First Lady, Eva was passionate about helping the poor. Tragically, her work was cut short when she died young. Through her experience, influence, and prominence as Argentina’s most notable First Lady, Eva Peron, long after her death is still considered a champion of the poor....   [tags: Eva Perón, political history]
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The Blind Faith of the One-Eyed Matador - Have you ever felt unsure about a topic. That is how I felt at first when I read “The Blind Faith of the One-Eyed Matador” by Karen Russell. I felt that bullfighting was simply cruel, but then I understood the culture behind it. The more I continued reading I understood the love and passion that Juan Padilla had for the sport. It seems crazy that what you love to do could almost cost you your life, and no matter the consequences you’re not willing to give it up. Although many people may agree bullfighting is a cruel sport, being a bullfighter is a part of culture, passed on through generations, and there is a passion behind it....   [tags: karen ruseell, matador, bullfighting] 551 words
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The Past and The Future of Spain - ... The civil war ended in 1939 when General Franco is crowned king. He lead Spain through a 40 year dictatorship. While in office, Franco repressed the culture and language of Spain, censured the media and had complete power over the state. General Franco was also known for practising facism and having the support of many fascist groups including the Nazi party. General Franco died in the year 1975, Juan Carlos I takes the throne and became the new king of Spain. Carlos pushed a western-form of democracy, which included peaceful democratic elections....   [tags: currency, government] 828 words
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The Music of Puerto Rico - Music, in the history of Puerto Rico, has played a role of great significance as a means of cultural expression. The five centuries of musical activity shows that Puerto Ricans have created, developed and promoted a variety of genres ranging from folk music, concert music and new genres. The Puerto Rican music and native musicians have shaped and enriched the identity of the Puerto Rican people and their roots. Puerto Rican music was the ultimate expression of the “Areito” (indigenous artistic traditions) combined in a unitary fashion, oral narrative, dance and music....   [tags: cultural expression]
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Evita: Saint Or Sinner? - Evita: Saint or Sinner. The story of Eva Peron is a fascinating one . Evita, as she is known, enjoyed a rise to power like no other. The details of this ascension are often disputed, making Santa Evita's tale all the more intriguing. . . Maria Eva Duarte was born on May 7, 1919,1 the fifth and youngest illegitimate child of Juan Duarte and his mistress, Juan Ibarguen. The week of her birth was known as Tragic Week, when the army massacred striking workers, perhaps a foreshadow of what was to come in her life.2 Eva spent her childhood in an adobe farmhouse, with farm animals and earthen floors....   [tags: essays research papers] 1409 words
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Themes in Rain of Gold, by Victor Villasenor - Rain of Gold, is a true story about the history of Mexican people, their culture, traditions and customs that were passed down from the Euro-Indian heritage of Mexico. Rain of Gold was written by Juan Villasenor in search for his ancestral roots. The people of this story are real and not fiction. The places that are discussed are true. And the incidents did actually happen to his family. There are several underlying themes that need addressing. Such as: the importance of family, the importance of religion and spiritualism, woman as center of home and family, respect--protection of woman's virtue; ideal of women as pure, power of the woman--the mother, being a man-man as protector o...   [tags: Rain of Gold Essays]
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The Blood Wedding and Yerma - The greatest Spanish dramatist and poet, Frederico Lorca, wrote two books with very different plots, yet the literary elements included were very similar "The Blood Wedding" and "Yerma" portray the political and sociological views that are customary to Spain, such as male dominance, as well as family honor. In addition, both "The Blood Wedding" and "Yerma," contain the theme of human will fighting against human destiny, encompassing a broad depiction of Spanish ideology. "The Blood Wedding" and "Yerma" consistently exemplify the dominance of men in correspondence to the inferiority of women....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1618 words
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Water Crisis in Peru - In December of 1915 a huge step for the rights of Peasants in Peru was taken. Juan Pevez was born in Ica, Peru and in 1915 he lead an uprising against the Picasso family who ran the that Pevez worked on. In Water!, an excerpt from Pevez’s autobiography, a dispute over rights to water is described and how the peasants overcame . Southern Peru does not see much rain during the year, so when it does come it is an extremely valued commodity. In December 1915 a very unusual thing happened. The water came much earlier that year and to the peasant's surprise it went unnoticed by the estate owners....   [tags: essays research papers] 546 words
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