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The Life and Accomplishments of Marco Polo - One of the world’s greatest explorers was Marco Polo. Known for his travels to China, the book he wrote about his expeditions, The Travels of Marco Polo, and his sharing of Asian spices, marked him as a great influence in the 13th century and beyond. Italy was not tranquil in the 13th century. Famine spread across Europe because of poor harvests. Crops failed because of seasonal floods. In the winter of 1315-1316, the peasants ate the seeds before they could sell them because they were so hungry....   [tags: marco polo, crop failure, 13th century] 1471 words
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The Impact of Expectations Upon Marco Polo and Hernan Cortes - Human history is filled with the names of bold explorers who ventured into the great unknown, only to come out basked in glory as some of the great heroes of their day. Among the grandest are Marco Polo, who provided little known information about the Far East to Europeans, and Hernan Cortes, the great Spanish conquistador who is given credit for the defeat of the Mexica Empire. These two famous explorers are also ideal case studies to analyze the influence of expectations, interests, and of reality on the accounts of the places and people that these men encountered during their voyages....   [tags: Hernan Cortes, Marco Polo]
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The Incredible Journey of Marco Polo - Success in a journey can be defined by the combination of gaining experience, the completion of goals, and in specific cases, improving foreign and domestic relationships. By following this definition, it is obvious that Marco Polo had a successful journey. Not only was he able to document his journey to China, but he was also able to spread his experience throughout Europe, thereby immortalizing his name. Marco Polo took the long journey to China with his father and his uncle which changed his life forever....   [tags: History ]
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The Incredible Life of Marco Polo - How good of a book could be written in prison. Of course it’s possible, but would it be good enough to become famous and be a huge inspiration to people. Well this is exactly what Marco Polo did. He wrote a book in prison, and it was great enough to become famous. Marco had a very adventurous life and has an amazing story to tell. He did everybody a huge favor and put it pen to paper. He had his substantial times and heavy times, but the substantial times reign over the heavy tremendously. Marco Polo didn’t have both parents around when he was growing up....   [tags: biography, prison, venice italy, ]
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Marco Polo and William of Rubruck - The wide spread writings of Marco Polo and William of Rubruck provide an early account of world travel during the 13th Century. These dual accounts give readers a different perspective of the Mongol’s way of life, their social hierarchy, and their method of commerce. The Mongols, whether beheld as barbaric conquerors or as an Empire for its multiplicity, were transcribed in the writings of Polo and Rubruck. Details are important to establish a sense of place and their surrounding peoples as well as a personal view of foreign people....   [tags: early accounts of world travelinf] 1302 words
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Marco Polo- An Exploratory Essay - Many children, including myself, have once played the game Marco Polo. Although, I have always been curious, who exactly is Marco Polo. My fascination of Marco Polo warped into a fixation of his travels. Marco Polo was born in Venice in the year 1254. His father, Nicolo, and his uncle, Maffeo, were merchants who had seats in the great nobleman council of Venice (Polo IV). According to his records, he had traveled thousands of miles with his father and uncle. Marco, Nicolo and Maffeo (known as the Polos) left Venice, and did not return for twenty-six years....   [tags: World Travel, Literature]
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Biography of Marco Polo - ... He was then the governor of a Chinese city, an official of the Privy Council, and a tax inspector. He inquired great knowledge on his trip. He was astonished by their economy and form of currency. The group of men stayed in China for seventeen years before deciding to come home. Khan only allowed the men to leave if they brought a Mongol princess back home with them. She was to marry a Persian prince. They agreed. Marco, Marco’s father, and Marco’s uncle travelled home by sea. They travelled on a caravan filled with hundreds of people, although many died due to storms and disease....   [tags: trip, exploration, merchants, father]
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Marco Polo, the outsider; Ibn Battuta, the insider - Nowadays the wide array of transportation means and infrastructures at our disposal has made it relatively easy for us to travel from one country to another; even when those countries are thousands of miles away from each other. However, during the 13th and 14th centuries, travelling was not that easy. Yet, two men, the Italian tradesman Marco Polo and the Moroccan Jurist Ibn Battuta became famous for having managed to perform extremely long distance journeys away from their home country. At the end of their long travels, both men shared their experiences with the world via the books, The Travels of Marco Polo and The Travels of Ibn Battuta....   [tags: Italian Tradesmen, Literary Analysis]
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Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities: Marco Polo - Within Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, Marco Polo recalls from memory cities he has visited and explored. While reciting his accounts to Kublai Khan, the reader views each city as an entity of its own. Small anecdotes from Kublai Khan insist that he views the individual experiences as small fragments of one, singular city. Kublai Khan’s reinterpretation of Marco Polo’s experiences change the meaning behind Marco Polo’s experiences whether they be from multiple cities or an implicit city divided up into many moments....   [tags: Kublai Khan, esmeralda, experiences] 840 words
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marco polo - Marco Polo Marco Polo was born in c.1254 in Venice. He was a Venetian explorer and merchant whose account of his travels in Asia was the primary source for the European image of the Far East until the late 19th century. Marco’s father, Niccolo, and his uncle Maffeo had traveled to China in 1260 - 1269 as merchants. Despite Marco’s enduring fame very little was known about the personal life of Marco Polo. It is known that he was born into a leading Venetian family of merchants. He also lived during a propitious time in world history, when the height of Venice’s as a city-state coincided with the greatest extent of Mongol conquest of Asia....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Marco Polo - Marco Polo is one of the most well-known heroic travelers and traders around the world. In my paper I will discuss with you Marco Polo's life, his travels, and his visit to China to see the great Khan. Marco Polo was born in c.1254 in Venice. He was a Venetian explorer and merchant whose account of his travels in Asia was the primary source for the European image of the Far East until the late 19th century. Marco's father, Niccolù, and his uncle Maffeo had traveled to China (1260-69) as merchants....   [tags: Biographies Biographical Essays]
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Were Mongolians Uncivilized and Barbaric? - Despite the fact that Mongolians were prejudiced against other cultures, they were, in fact, not barbaric but rather civilized because of their gender equality of people and how advanced their cities were. In The Book of Ser Marco Polo, Polo tells us how beautiful and well protected the city was like. For instance, the text explains how the city was protected by two great powerful walls surrounding the entire city. Only well advanced and civilized people can do such a thing such as creating an enormous wall....   [tags: The Book of Ser Marco Polo] 579 words
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Marco Polo’s Influence On Later Explorers - Around the time of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, Europe was a place in need of inspiration. Marco Polo, a merchant, and still a simple man, was this source of inspiration. He was an ordinary boy during his childhood, living a similar life to the other boys his age. Although his intentions might not have been as significant as his impact, he was very influential. Marco Polo served as an influence to many later explorers. Whether it was through his book, The Travels of Marco Polo, which focused mainly on descriptions of spices and commercial goods and many other interesting trade items he encountered in his travels, he sparked an interest and desire of not only Europe, but later exp...   [tags: European History] 1614 words
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The Age of Reconnaissance's Changes Analysis - The Age of Discovery was an important era in world history, which forever altered the fortunes and futures of so many people and countries. The period itself, produced many technological and theoretical changes, and helped pave the way to the modern society in which we now live in. In short, the Age of Discovery was responsible for discovering, mapping, and unifying the globe in such a way that the world would never be the same. To begin with, the Age of Discovery started during the middle of the fifteenth century and concluded during the late seventeenth century....   [tags: geography, marco polo, age of discovery]
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Marco Polos Life - Europe was a place in need if inspiration around the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Marco Polo is one of the most well-known heroic travelers and traders around the world. In 1214, Marco Polo was born into a wealthy Venetion family in Venice Italy (Marco Polo). He was the son of Niccolo and Nicole Polo (Hoyt). He also was an only child (Hoyt). His mother raised Marco, until she passed away sometime during his childhood and an aunt and uncle then raised him (Marco Polo). They were wealthy and he learned many important things like foreign currency and appraising (Marco Polo)....   [tags: traveler, trader, christianity ]
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Fernbank Museum of Nature History - Fernbank Museum Of Natural History For my field trip assignment, I decided to visit the Fernbank Museum Of Natural History. Located in Atlanta Georgia, the Fernbank Museum has a small cafe, an IMAX theater, museum stores, and many different exhibits, including hands on experiences that cater more to children. Aesthetically from the outside, Fernbank looks like a grand brick building situated in the middle of a woodsy area. Three tall dinosaur structures greet you while walking through the front door, and upon entering, after obtaing your tickets, you walk into the main foyer where you can see the main room and winding staircases that lead you up and down the three story building....   [tags: ritual, dinosaur, megatherium, dress, polo] 1076 words
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The Ultimate Polo - Less dressy than a button-up, but more formal than a graphic tee, polo shirts are possibly the most versatile clothing option for women. Because of the high demand, many different retailers produce polo shirts. A retailer’s aspiration is to create a polo with appealing characteristics to make their polo shirt look better than their competition’s. Creating an appealing, simple color scheme, as well as a colorful tag containing all the great features their polo has makes a good impression on their target audience....   [tags: graphic tees, polo shirts, clothing brand]
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Comparing Soccer and Water Polo - The history of sports dates back before the discovery of America or even the birth of Jesus Christ. Sports have been in a constant evolution ever since their introduction to the world, such as Tsu’Chu to soccer or polo to water polo. Although soccer and water polo are popular in America today many athletes have come to love these two unique sports. Both sports are physically exhausting, demanding all an athlete has to offer to the game. They test the limit of the body and push it into the next level of competition....   [tags: Compare Contrast] 736 words
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The Politics of Marco Rubio - On November 2, 2010 Marco Rubio was elected to the U.S. Senate to represent Florida, receiving 48.9% of the votes. Marco Rubio is currently part of the U.S Senate, and won’t face another election until 2016. He was first elected to the Florida House on January 25, 2000. During the 2007 and 2008 legislative sessions Marco Rubio was the Speaker for Florida of House Representatives. For the 2006-2008 terms, Rubio was elected Speaker of the Florida State House in November 2006. Marco Rubio is a part of the Republican Party and is a Capitalist....   [tags: Politics ]
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Marketing: Polo Ralph Lauren - One of the most successful clothing brands in the world, Polo Ralph Lauren has built its success around more than just its line of luxurious designer clothes, but the company is one of the top marketing designers also. It was awarded “ Luxury Brand of the Year” in 2010 by the Luxury Daily. A company that was founded by a man named Ralph Lifchitz, better known as Ralph Lauren of the Bronx, New York in 1968. Since the age of 12, Lauren’s had a strong appeal and taste for looking classy. He would spend the money he earned working with his father after school, purchasing expensive suites....   [tags: Marketing ]
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Water Polo Fictional Story - About : Winner plays for the varsity water polo team for the YG Institute of Music. When they play their rivals, EXO of SM Academy, Winner is confronted by players that not only rival them in skill but also in love. Prologue: Seungyoon threw his bag down on the pool deck, squinting from the glare of the sun off the water. Taehyun followed close behind, setting his bag down next to his hyung's, holding one hand to his forehead, shading his eyes. "SM Academy today?" he asked. Seungyoon nodded, casting a glare over to the other team....   [tags: Sports, Pool] 3119 words
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Marco Porter Theory - As of June 2009, USAID claimed working relationships with over 3,500 American companies and over 300 private volunteer organizations. In its effort to encourage economic growth and trade, USAID has the following components: a) Business Enabling which helps countries lower the cost and risks of doing business; b) upgrading commercial legal systems – USAID helps reform laws, revise policies; c) improving business regulation- with co-orperation from the World Bank’s “Doing Business” program; d) promotes the development of diverse and healthy institutions in order to help countries build projects and help poor the poor (www.usaid.gov)....   [tags: USAID, Partnerships] 1012 words
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Marco Topete's Murder Scene Analysis - Crime Marco Topete, 39, was convicted of First Degree Murder with Special Circumstances after a high speed pursuit lead to the death of Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputy Jose Antonio Diaz on 15 June 2008. Diaz was fatally struck in the chest by one of seventeen .223 caliber rounds fired from an AR-15 Assault Rifle fired by Marco Topete. The .223 Round pierced Diaz’ Kevlar vest and struck the Sherriff’s County vehicle which contained Topete’s daughter who was abandoned in Topete’s car when he fled on foot from the vehicle....   [tags: criminology and forensic analysis]
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Ibn Battuta’s Early Life - Ibn Battuta’s early life. Ibn Battuta known for his travels, the only medieval traveler known to have visited the lands of every Muslim ruler of his time. Ibn Battuta traveled for about 27 years. Ibn Battuta was born in February 25, 1304 In Tangier, Morocco. His religion was Islam, he was a Muslim. As a young man, he studied at a Sunni Malkili Madhihab, it was the dominant form of education in North Africa at that time. At a very young age, age of 21, Ibn Battuta set alone on a hajj, in other words pilgrimage to Mecca....   [tags: travel, mall, dangers] 806 words
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The Lure of Polo Through the Years - The Lure of Polo Through the Years Dangerous, thrilling, addictive—however you choose to describe the modern game of polo, you can be sure that someone used those same words thousands of years ago for the same purpose. Polo, as it is played today, is merely a refinement of games played as early as the sixth century B.C. It has been said, in many languages and in many time periods, “He who plays polo once will sacrifice his money and body to play again.” Polo has survived for over two thousand years; its addiction must be as powerful as players claim....   [tags: Games Sports Essays]
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How to Spot a Fake Polo Ralph Lauren - I will demonstrate with images how to distinguish between a genuine polo and a fake one. But of course, I wouldn’t start without a short story. Recently, one of my customers visited the store and couldn’t hide his excitement on his recent vacation in Dubai and how he had discovered a “cheap source” for the popular Polo by Ralph Lauren polos, t-shirts and shirts. He also mentioned that he had also made arrangements for periodic deliveries to Abuja from this Dubai based retailer. I was silent for a while....   [tags: stitching, label, pony] 1173 words
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Gould and Lewontin's Essay 'The Spandrels of San Marco' - ... This negative meaning makes readers see that the problems with adaptation is its idea of perfection, each trait of adaptation is used to explain every action an organism carries out. Gould and Lewontin are able to both attack and defend their views when they say that "each trait plays its part and must be as it is." (Gould and Lewontin, 344). They do this by making fun of the idea that each trait is made specifically for its part. Gould and Lewontin acknowledge that they may be "caricaturing their view of adaptation" (Gould and Lewontin, 344) but feel that it is something the scholars have done for themselves....   [tags: scientific rhetoric, evolutionary theory] 1049 words
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Monumental Changes Across the Globe in History - ... Alexander had a personal mission of conquering the known world. What started Alexander’s conquests were the Greek’s plea for help to stop the Persian Empire’s looming threat and attacks. He first challenged Darius III, King of Kings, of the Persian Empire, and after a series of battles, he defeated Darius for the last time in the Battle of Gaugamela (331 BC). Alexander and his army advanced into the core of the Persian Empire. Darius, previously outwitted, tried a new, desperate strategy of trying to defeat Alexander, simply with as many men as he could gather....   [tags: conquests, politics, leaders] 821 words
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The Character of Marco in A View from the Bridge - The Character of Marco in A View from the Bridge After reading Arthur Miller's play "A view from the bridge," I am convinced that the most striking character is Marco. He is an Italian immigrant that moved illegally to the United States with his brother Rodolpho to work as longshoremen, since at the time (the play was written in 1955) his country of origin, Italy, was going through a major economic depression because of the outcome of World War II. In the play, we are told that Marco's plan is to make enough money to survive and be able to send some of that money to his wife and his three kids back in Italy, who are starving....   [tags: View from the Bridge] 832 words
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Nanjing Massacre: True or Flase Event? - Japan has not always had the best economics. When the World War I ended, the demand for military products vanished. In 1929, Japanese factories were shut down and an abundance of people lost their jobs. Along with the crisis going on in Japan, the United States was going through there own economic problems. When the stock market crashed in the United States, it also reduced the purchases that the Americans usually made on Japan’s goods. Japan had a difficult time feeding everyone during a mass starvation that was caused by the crash in the stock market....   [tags: japan, china, nanjing] 1127 words
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How the Polo Ralph Lauren Brand Has Achieved Such High Success - Polo Ralph Lauren the brand has become one of successful brand in America and across the world, as a well-known player in the design and lifestyle industry, under bender Polo Ralph Lauren collection of product range from reasonably inexpensive to expensive brand in men’s, women’s and children wear, accessories, perfumes and home furnishings. Widely seen as the number one brand that symbolize the American Style, Polo Ralph Lauren has implemented to its marketing strategy, which has leaded they to become a strong brand equity since being set up....   [tags: four steps of Keller's CBBE model ] 1559 words
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Founding Fathers Of The Usa - There are many people who can be considered the indirect founding fathers of The United States. Such people are The Christian Crusaders, Marco Polo, Cortez, Pizarro, and Martin Luther. The Crusades were a series of holy wars fought to win the holy land of Christianity from those who follow Mohammed. Even though these wars failed in the respect of winning the land back, they did triumph in another aspect. The crusaders introduced a lifestyle to the Europeans in the Holy Land that was more appealing than they knew before....   [tags: essays research papers] 524 words
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Creative Writing: The Castle - Plot: Beggining: Once upon there was a girl named Hanna, she was walking around in the city, then she founded a collar, she didn't see anyone near so she took it. At her house she saw it in detail. It was a strange collar but was beautifull, so she put it on. While she was sleeping, she was feeling like something was shining, she didn't knew it was the collar so she continued sleeping. The next day, she went to walk outside and the collar started to shine, she didn't knew why it was happening but she continued walking around....   [tags: marco, hanna, castle] 646 words
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Factors Affecting Cultural Exchange Through Civilizations during 1000 and 1400 A.D. - Through analyzing the five given documents, factors affecting cultural exchange through civilizations during 1000 and 1400 A.D. are noticeably those which result in the bringing of new ideas to a different area, such as missionary work, commerce, war, and travels. As new religions sprouted throughout Europe on other expansive areas, missionaries were sent out to foreign lands. Document 1 comes from the viewpoint of a Roman Catholic missionary attempting to spread his faith by presenting a letter from the pope to the emperor of the Tatars....   [tags: Exploration, World History] 1298 words
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Christopher Columbus' Motivations to Sail West for the Indies - Christopher Columbus' Motivations to Sail West for the Indies Christopher Columbus lived in an age of Moslem expansion in the east. With the fall of Constantinople in 1453, direct land routes to the Indies were closed to European merchants and traders, thus creating the need to find a sea route to the Indies. Portugal had spent years sailing the coast of Africa to reach the Indies, but Columbus thought he had a better way: sailing west. With the defeat of the Moors in 1492 Queen Isabella of Spain was willing to consider to Columbus' proposal to sail west....   [tags: American America History]
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How Did the Two Failed 1992 Coup d’Etat Attempts Led By Hugo Chavez Help His Political Career? - Plan of Investigation How did the two failed 1992 coup d’état attempts led by Hugo Chavez help his political career. This investigation will answer the question by analyzing two results of the failed coups; first, that the coups exposed the corruption, failures and weakness of President Perez and his government; second, that the coups presented an image to the Venezuelan people of a dynamic, charismatic and populist leader in the person of Chavez. The most important sources used will be contemporary press accounts, Chavez’s speech and reactions from ordinary Venezuelan people at the time....   [tags: Marco Perez Jimenez, government, Venezuela]
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Christopher Columbus and the Definition of America as Booty by Beatriz Bodmer - ... That he was the chosen prophet to expand the Christian empire, on a perceived obligation of the monarchs and a presumed notion that the Christian faith should be adopted. During future voyages, Columbus approached his explorations of his own preconceived ideas, ideas filled with distorting the facts, reducing and ignoring what was actually present (Bodmer,20). It was easy for Columbus to maintain such significances, since cultural and scientific findings could be taken as theoretical beliefs, which were inconsistent with empirical findings and through his own irrational writings he believed to be the promised one, sent to render divine intervention....   [tags: geography and cosmology] 1172 words
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When Marco First Appears, Miller Describes Him as a Square-built - When Marco First Appears, Miller Describes Him as a Square-built peasant of thirty-two, suspicious, tender and quiet voiced.In the Light of Marco's Role in the Play, How Helpful Do You Find this Introduction to Him. When considering this question, it is necessary to somewhat challenge it; to whom is Miller's description meant to be helpful. As "A View From the Bridge" is a play, and therefore presented to an audience, we must presume that the description's intended use is to instruct an actor developing his character which is to be conveyed to an audience....   [tags: English Literature] 753 words
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Two Key Scenes Between Eddie and Marco in A View from the Bridge - Two Key Scenes Between Eddie and Marco in A View from the Bridge Examine the dramatic effectiveness of two key scenes between Eddie and Marco. In the play, the lead character, Eddie Carbone is an “A View from the Bridge”: Examine the dramatic effectiveness of two key scenes between Eddie and Marco. “In the play, the lead character, Eddie Carbone is an Italian longshoreman working on the New York docks. When his wife’s cousins, Marco and Rodolfo, seek refuge as illegal immigrants from Sicily, Eddie agrees to shelter them....   [tags: A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller Essays] 2489 words
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Why Marco and Rodolfo Came to America in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller - Why Marco and Rodolfo Came to America in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller The play A view from the bridge the author, Arthur Miller, is presented to the audience as a tragedy but not a classical, a new, modern tragedy. I still employs the elements well known to classical tragedies but then it is set in the docks of America where illegal immigrants are not uncommon to be hiding. There are many cultural issues surrounding the play and the modern tragedy genre like the way that different cultures treat justice; in America there are laws and anyone who breaks them goes to jail but these laws are not always good enough as Alfieri says on Eddie's first visit to...   [tags: Papers] 2328 words
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How does Miller create dramatic tension between Marco and Eddie at the - How does Miller create dramatic tension between Marco and Eddie at the end of Act One. So far in the play Marco and Rodolfo have illegally immigrated to America, seeking shelter with their cousin Beatrice and her husband Eddie. Living with them is Catherine, their niece, who falls head over heels in love with Rodolfo. Eddie is not happy, as he is incredibly overprotective of Catherine. This overprotectiveness turns to jealousy, which turns into an obsession. At the end of Act One all five characters are in the living room, sharing a cosy after dinner chat....   [tags: English Literature] 888 words
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Main Aspects of Education: An Argument for Experience, Curiosity, and Commitment - Education is one of the most difficult matters in human life, because it involves the society as a whole and the individual. People have many different ways of learning, and often these methods fall into what are called, traditional and nontraditional educations. Traditional education is to attend classes at school where there are teachers and pupils. Nontraditional education may involve traveling, hands-on experiences, or reading. However, these two types of education are based upon five components of education: experience, curiosity, mentoring, communication, and commitment....   [tags: education]
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Renaissance Artist Engineers: The Start of the Scientific Revolution - “I do not doubt that in the course of time this new science will be improved by further observations, and still more by true and conclusive proofs. But this need not diminish the glory of the first observer. My regard for the inventor of the harp is not mad less by knowing that his instrument was very crudely constructed and still more crudely played. Rather, I admire him more than I do the hundreds of craftsmen who in ensuing centuries have brought this art to the highest perfection…” “To apply oneself to great inventions, starting from the smallest beginnings is no task for ordinary minds; to divine that wonderful art lie hid behind trivial and childish things is a conception for superhuma...   [tags: inventions, Galileo Galilei]
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Genghis Khan and the Mongol Invasions - “They came, they sapped, they burnt, they slew, they plundered and they departed.” This was an eyewitness account concerning the Mongolian conquests between the Amu Darya and Syr Darya Rivers quoted by the eleventh century Persian historian Ata-Malik Juvaini. It has often been a common misconception that the Mongols were all consumed by savagery and that they followed no morals or ethics. Although the Mongol Conquests brought much devastation, the great economic and social impacts that occurred after should not be disregarded....   [tags: Alexander the Great, world history]
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Discovering the Age of Reconnaissance - Humanities evolution of consciousness about his surroundings has come in spurts of intense discovery, followed closely by periods of lethargy and lackadaisical pursuit. One such period may be explored in the Age of Discovery. Fomented during a time of expanding knowledge and burgeoning expansion of international trade, the fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries saw an explosion of European conscience of the known world. A systematic visitation of key parts of this period will garner a greater appreciation for the dawning of global discovery....   [tags: humanities evolution, discovery]
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American Civil War - In 1861, the American Civil War commenced after many years of tension building between the Northern and Southern states. The main reason of the tension was said to be the debate of slavery between the North and South, and although some documents support this claim, it is false. The war had been brewing since 1607, before slavery was even introduced to the colonies that would become the United States of America. The debate of slavery did play a major part in the civil war; however it did so in supporting the true cause of the civil war....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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China's Railway - In 1894, the Qing government was defeated in the Sino-Japanese War; the Boxer Rebellion in China seized the railway interests. More than ten thousand kilometres to be swallowed up in China and carved up the right of way to form the imperialist plunder of China's first climax. Subsequently, in accordance with their needs, they were designed and built a number of railways; however it was in different standards, equipment clutter, resulting in confusion and China Railway backwardness. The development of China's railway construction was started from 1876, which named ‘Songhu Railway’ since 1981, and it was 105 years ago, building a 50,181 km railway....   [tags: China History Infrastructure]
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The Importance of Zinc in Our Bodies - ... Zinc is best known for its role in protecting our skin in sunscreen. However, this is false. The in sunscreen is not actually zinc. The substance found in sunscreen is actually zinc oxide. One might say that the two are the same and they would be absolutely wrong. Zinc oxide is a synthetically made substance while zinc is naturally occurring in nature. Zinc has been used since ever since metal weapons were first created. Zinc was majorly used at the dawn of the Romans to make weapons and household items out of brass....   [tags: periodic table elements] 553 words
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