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Marie Antoinette's Life and Achievements - Who was Marie Antoinette. A prestigious queen who was the face of France and a role model to her people, or a partying, rude woman with a luxurious life that would come to a tragic end. Ever since Marie Antoinette was 10 she always knew she would be a queen. Her mother Maria Theresa, who was the Empress of Austria, had arranged a marriage with King Louis XV; the grandfather of Louis XVI, who was to become the King of France, the man she was destined to marry. Together they would rule France and stay entwined in marriage through thick and thin, and anything that came their way....   [tags: france queen, marie antoinette, louis XVI] 1726 words
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Life and Legacy of Marie Antoinette - Marie Antoinette Josèphe Jeanne de Habsbourg-Lorraine was born in the mid-eighteenth century as an archduchess and princess, to Maria Teresa, the Austrian Empress, at the very apex of the European hierarchal pyramid. She was an essential part to the oldest royal European house, as it became known that her sole duty in life was to unite the two great powers and long-term enemies of Austria-Hungary and France by marriage. She was brutally overthrown by her own starving people and portrayed to the world as a villain and abuser of power, whereas sympathy for the young queen should be shown....   [tags: biography, european history, royalty] 1249 words
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Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette - Part I: Introduction Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette ruled at a time when France was unstable, and when the French Revolution took place. They were openly ridiculed because of their inability to produce an heir to the throne. People’s anger was also focused on the fact that the royal family lived in Versailles, showing alienation from the citizens of France. At this point in France, the debt was already large enough that the country was giving most of its revenue to pay off debt, but the newly crowned King did not do anything to help this, but instead worsen it....   [tags: french revolution, french history] 2241 words
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Marie Antoinette of Vienna - ... He died of tuberculosis when he was 7. His title was left to his younger brother. The French people did not mourn his death July 10th, 1789 the Beginning of the French Revolution. October 5th, 1789 A mob from Paris forced the King and Queen from Versailles. The King and Queen were moved to Tuileries Palace in Paris where they were under the surveillance by the Garde Nationale. During her time under house arrest the Queen decided that she would no longer be involved in French politics. June 21st, 1791 Royal Families' attempted escape....   [tags: biography, Austria, Queen of France]
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Biography of Marie Antoinette - Biography of Marie Antoinette Born with the name Antonia, Marie Antoinette was born in Vienna, Austria on November 2, 1755. Marie-Antoinette was one of the 16 children of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and Empress Maria Theresa, queen of Hungary and Bohemia. She was the youngest and most beautiful daughter of all. Marie Antoinette was brought up believing her destiny was to become queen of France. Marie Antoinette's first child was Marie Therese Charlotte(Madame Royale). Unpopular Queen Marie Antoinette supposedly had numerous affairs, especially the one with Count Hans Axel Fersen, who was a Swedish diplomat....   [tags: History Queen France Antoinette Essays Papers] 2088 words
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Marie Antoinette - Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette is possibly one of the most famous French Monarchs. Born an Austrian princess, she because one of the last monarchs to rule the French, Marie Antoinette has had a major impact on French History but, most importantly, the French Revolution. Unfortunately, she isn’t remembered as a great queen or ruler, but because of the way her and her husband died on the guillotine. Marie Antoinette was born on November 2, 1755. Her mother was the Empress Maria Theresa and her father was the Holy Roman Emperor Francis I....   [tags: Biography] 624 words
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Was Marie Antoinette a Cause of the French Revolution or Just a Victim? - ... In the year of 1774, Marie Antoinette married to Louis Auguste and became a Dauphine of France. In 1775, Louis XV died, and gave his throne to Louis Auguste, so he became Louis XVI. Although French citizens like her personality and beauty a lot, but Austria and France were enemies during that time. Even though she was going to become a queen in a palace, but she doesn't like her life, because her husband ignored her and they didn't have children for some years, so they lived separately. Since she had no child to take care, she had to find some entertainments for herself....   [tags: notorious French historic figures]
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Marie Antoinette: Praised Princess to Condemned Queen -   Marie Antoinette was an Austrian princess born in Vienne, Austria. Her birth name was Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna, but many just called her Marie Antoinette. Her mother, Maria Therese, was the head of state. Maria Therese had all the power and for that reason was a little firm with her children. Her husband, Marie’s father, Francis I was just a figure with not much else. His position is much like the first lady they have in the United States. Marie was the fifteenth child of Maria and Francis....   [tags: European History]
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King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette versus France - King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were guilty of treason against France before their trial began. The evidence against them was all of the problems France faced in the late 18th century. Being a divine ruler, they thought that Louis XVI should have taken better care of them since he was supposedly “chosen by God” and they looked down on Marie Antoinette for less significant reasons because she was foreign. However, they were treated the same way as criminals. Since both of them lived apart from Paris, where most of the violence of the Revolution broke out, they were unaware of the condition of France....   [tags: the French revolution, world history]
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Marie Antoinette - Archduchess of Austria and Queen of France The future Queen of France was born on All Souls' Day, 2nd November, 1755, in Vienna as the youngest daughter of Maria Theresa and the Emperor Franz Stephan. She was baptized under the names Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna. A glorious future seemed to await the little Archduchess. Not only would she grow up in the bosom of a large and affectionate family, but from the very beginning her mother intended to marry her youngest daughter to the glittering Crown of France....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio] 1451 words
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Marie Antoinette - Through the history of the world, the people of Earth have seen every kind of leader. We’ve seen good leaders, average leaders, and terrible leaders. Many cases in France’s history they have had many leaders go through all of these ranks. For example, Napoleon Bonaparte started out great and slowly went down hill. But never in France’s history have they seen such a terrible leader as King Louie the XVI. Louie was not exactly king material. Louie was fat, shy, gluttonous, gentle, weak minded, not particularly smart and unambitious ....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Did Marie Antoinette Play a Decisive Role in the French Revolution? - “Let them eat cake.” A famous response given by Queen Marie Antoinette when she was asked about the grain shortages in her country. But, did she really say this. Many people see Marie Antoinette as a leading cause of the French revolution, with her enormous spending, affairs, disapproval of reform, and influence on her husband, King Louis XVI. But did Marie Antoinette play a decisive role in causing the French Revolution. Or were the peoples judgements the cause of the uprising. This essay will provide both sides of this argument, stating findings and facts about Marie Antoinette’s influence on the people of France, and what feelings she provoked in them with her actions, and if there was an...   [tags: world history, influential women]
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The Mise-en-Scene in the Film Marie Antoinette Directed by Sofia Coppola - ... The director used many pastels, bright pinks and blues in its backgrounds in the beginning of the film to show Antoinette’s innocence but as it progressed the colors went darker to show a sign of maturity. Even though the film is set in Versailles, some scenes were taken in various locations around France. This kept the audiences amazed by the locality as well as it costuming. The Costume was extremely important in the film to show legitimacy and creditability of the time period that was beening portrayed....   [tags: Setting, Costume, Lighting]
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Marie-Antoinette - Maria Antonia Josepha Joanna, later known as Marie-Antoinette, was born on 02 November 1755. At 13 years of age, Marie was sent to France to begin her relationship with the Dauphin of France, Louis XVI. In 1770, at the age of 15, she and the Louis XVI were married in Vienna, then taking the throne in 1774. Marie-Antoinette was a young, beautiful, elegant, and graceful queen whose fashion influenced the women of France. She was very proud of where she originated, Hapsburg, and she was very proud of how she presented herself....   [tags: Biography ]
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History of France - ... Marie Antoinette was not “disciplined” and everyone “doted on her, giving her all her heart desired”. She had high expectations, she was “confident that she would be admired and adored in France”. This shows how Marie Antoinette was naivety because she believed that as she was so loved in her homeland then it would continue to be so in her future home. She had never needed to gain anyone’s favour, she was “used to having her own way”. This shows how Marie Antoinette was in a sense not equipped to work hard....   [tags: Marie Antoinette, Dauphin Louis XVI] 2331 words
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Lais Of Marie De France - Throughout the Lais of Marie de France there are several themes presented as central to the various stories. Some of these themes are present in all of the lais. One such example is that of courtly love and it’s implications. Courtly love being one of the more prominent themes in all of medieval literature, it is fittingly manifested in all of the lais as well. Another theme present in two of the lais is isolation. The theme of isolation plays a large role in the stories of Guigemar and Lanval....   [tags: Marie France]
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The Lais of Marie de France and Quickly-Budding Love - Boom. The door flies open and a handsome knight runs into the room and yells, “Come my lady we must go now, for he is on his way”. The lady jumps to her feet and says “My love whom is on their way?” he responds, “your husband is on the way and he has heard of our romance”. The couple joins hands and quickly runs through the castle hoping that they are not seen. Suddenly the king jumps from a dark shadow, stops the couple in a sudden halt, and says, “Where do you think you are going?” With no response from the lady, the king reaches to his side and pulls a rope that releases a large bucket of acid onto the queen and her secret lover, which eats their bodies flesh within minutes only leaving t...   [tags: Lais of Marie de France, love, relationships,] 678 words
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Frances as the Devil's Advocate in "Fall On Your Knees" by Ann-Marie MacDonald - In Fall On Your Knees, Ann-Marie MacDonald presents a vivid and life-like character in Frances Piper. Frances Piper is one of the four Piper girls, and she is indifferent from the rest of them. From her early childhood, Frances is a bold and naughty girl, always getting herself into trouble. She has a great mischievous streak which troubles her father, James Piper, immensely. James Piper also has a demon like personality at various times throughout the novel, some of which he amasses from his father in his early childhood....   [tags: Fall On Your Knees, Ann-Marie MacDonald, character] 1486 words
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Solitude in Marie de France's Lanval - Solitude in Marie de France's Lanval Marie de France’s “Lanval” is a Breton lai dominated by themes common to 12th century literature, which through its exploration of love, erotic desire, wealth, gender and community, tells the story of a young knight who finds himself caught between two worlds: his lover’s and his own. Forced to separate these societies by a warning in which his lover states, “do not let any man know about this…you would lose me for good if this love were known” (Lines 145-148), Lanval must keep his love a secret and exist apart from the Arthurian world into which he was born....   [tags: Marie de France Lanval Love Essays]
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Romantic Love in Marie de France’s Poem, Lanval - Romantic Love in Marie de France’s Poem, Lanval In her poem "Lanval," Marie de France shares a fantasy with her readers, telling the tale of a mysterious woman who journeys from a distant land to be with Lanval, a dishonored knight of King Arthur's Round Table. Marie's portrayal sets Lanval's mistress apart from the maidens and ladies in waiting at King Arthur's court, as she eclipses even Queen Guenever. Much like an editor of a modern woman's fashion magazine, Marie targets her audience of mostly aristocratic twelfth-century women....   [tags: Marie de France Lanval Essays]
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Louise Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun - ... The effects of light, shadow, and perspective make the Queen’s live and breathing presence conspicuous in the portrait, as if she’s “available”. Utilization of high-toned and feminine colors in the portrait is very rococo; they all blend to create a satisfying scene for the viewer’s eye. The c-curve created in the composition frames the Queen’s face. The light blue hue in her hat and the yellow-orange hue of her sash is complementary and creates a stream of movement down her curved back. The light pink roses in her hands appear intentionally less saturated than the even more vivid hue on her girlish lips....   [tags: French Royal Academy Salon]
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Analysis of Marie Kashpaw in the Film Saint Marie - ... Where God had only half a hand in the creation.” She realizes that its a kind of place for nuns that lose their mind or don’t get along anywhere else. As the story progresses, it proves to be true. Yet at first, she has so much faith and trust in Leopolda simply because she was different from the other nuns. She thinks the reason is while the other nuns didn’t keep track of Satan, Leopolda did. Supposedly, Leopolda would be able protect her from Satan because she seemed to know all about him....   [tags: proud, experience, flaws, satan, native] 874 words
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Louis XIV the Responsible for France´s Financial Burden - In 1643, the French had to put their faith and future into a five year old boy named Louis XIV (Elena Steingrad). Since the future king was so young, they had to put French officials into power until Louis was old enough. Finally, when he grew up he became a great king and led France to great power (Elena Steingrad). Even though he made France’s power rise and proved he was a great ruler, he ruined France financially and economically for the future. Louis XIV was born on September 5, 1639 and was known to be the “god-given” child of Louis XIII and Anne of Austria (Elena Steingrad)....   [tags: leader, Palace of Versailles, French history]
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Elisabeth Louise Vigée- Lebrun and the Aristocratic Life-Style - Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun was one of the most successful painters of her time. Over the course of her life, spanning from 1755-1842, she painted over 900 works. She enjoyed painting self portraits, completing almost 40 throughout her career, in the style of artists she admired such as Peter Paul Rubens (Montfort). However, the majority of her paintings were beautiful, colorful, idealized likenesses of the aristocrats of her time, the most well known of these being the Queen of France Marie Antoinette, whom she painted from 1779-1789....   [tags: biography, painters, paint analysis, artist]
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A Brief Biography of Marie Curie - Madame Marie Curie’s passion for science and physics was and is, as illuminating as the glow from the element radium she is known for discovering. Marie Curie has left a magnificent imprint on the world of science and medical advancement in several ways, through determination, passion, and wisdom. Madame Curie, with the birth name of Marie Sklodowska, known to friends and family as Manya; she was the youngest of five children, and came into this world on November 7, 1867. Marie was born in Warsaw, the Russian section of Poland, now recognized as “the Vistula territory.” “Russians were replaced by Poles in all offices.”(Giroud 8) This would have an extreme impact to how Marie and her siblings...   [tags: Science, Biography] 1571 words
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Marie Curie and the Atomic Theory - The Atomic Theory is a theory that explains what matter is made of. The Atomic theory states that matter can’t be divided as it is made up of minute particles called atoms that cannot be separated. The very word atom is derived from the Greek word Atmos which means indivisible. Atomic theory timeline- Year Person/People Event 442 BCE Democritrus and Leucippus These Greek philosophers came up with the idea that all matter is composed of indivisible elements. 1803 John Dalton British chemist and physicist John Dalton theorised that matter is composed of spherical atoms (that are in motion) of different weights and are combined in ratios by weight....   [tags: spontaneous radioactivity,quantum theory]
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Elisabeth Louise Vigée- Lebrun - Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun was one of the most successful painters of her time. Over the course of her life, spanning from 1755-1842, she painted over 900 works. She enjoyed painting self portraits, completing almost 40 throughout her career, in the style of artists she admired such as Peter Paul Rubens (Montfort). However, the majority of her paintings were beautiful, colorful, idealized likenesses of the aristocrats of her time, the most well known of these being the Queen of France Marie Antoinette, whom she painted from 1779-1789....   [tags: Biography, Paintings, Aristocracy]
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Biography of Marie and Pierre Curie - ... Pierre pursued his own studies when he wasn’t teaching. Within the first couple of years of teaching he published two papers on crystallography. He didn’t have his own laboratory in which to work, and at the institution space and equipment was scarce. During his off hours, Pierre would sometimes use students’ laboratories or set up his equipment in the hallway (Bailey). Later, Pierre demonstrated that the magnetism of a substance changes at a certain temperature. This is now known as the Curie point....   [tags: life, physics, science, radioactivity] 2002 words
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The Life of Marie Curie - ... She finally went to Paris in 1891 and enrolled in the Sorbonne. She was so involved with her studies and that affected her health and she got ill from spending all her time on studies. She had very little funds, enough just to pay for buttered bread and tea, and her health also suffered from her poor diet. Curie continued to get her master’s degree in physics in 1893, and another degree in mathematics the year after in 1894. At this time she received permission to do a study on different metals and there magnetic properties....   [tags: radium, polonium, chemistry] 833 words
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The Words to Say It by Marie Cardinal - The Words to Say It by Marie Cardinal is an exceptional narrative of a young woman’s seven year journey through psychoanalysis; a journey through which she embarks on an unconquered path to a successful self-discovery. While on that journey, Cardinal regains control over her health and body, redefines womanhood and femininity, discovers injustices and inequality and gets out of madness. Cardinal’s sensual and artistic writing through colorful metaphors, imagery, poetic language and sensual descriptions characterizes the heroic triumph from madness....   [tags: Writing as a Way of Healing]
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Marie Curie's Inspiring Life - Marie Curie is known for her works with radiation, but her life is inspiring and should be remembered. The beginning of her life set her up to be illustrious, her work in the scientific field was revolutionary, and her works left a lasting effect which opened up gateways to other discoveries, both in and out of the scientific field. She overcame the woman stereotype of that time, and helped pave the way for other scientists. The woman we know as Marie Curie “was born Maria Salomea Sklodowska on 7 November 1867 in central Warsaw Poland,” (Griffith 1)....   [tags: Biography, Radiation, Scientist]
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Biography of Marie Curie - Marie Curie was one of the shy girls, but yet one of the most famous scientists in the world. She could care less about the money, the fame, and the attention, science and research are the only things she thought about. She never did understand why people were so interested in her, her discoveries, why her. Marie was born in Warsaw, Poland on November 7, 1867. Her polish name was Maria Sklodowska but everyone called her Manya. Her parents were teachers and all they talked about how school was school was so important and she needed to study hard....   [tags: Nobel Prize in physics and chemistry] 553 words
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Causes of the French Revolution - The start of the French Revolution was due to a build-up of inequalities, bankruptcy, and the influence of The Enlightenment and the American Revolution. The First and Second Estates, which was made up of the rich nobles, did not have to pay taxes, and had special privileges. In contrast, the Third Estate was made up of the townspeople who worked hard every day, and paid heavy taxes. This inequality angered the townspeople. The king before Louis XVI was Louis XIV. He spent too much money and caused the government to go into a downward spiral....   [tags: French Revolution Essays] 1061 words
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Women Scientists: Marie Curie - Marie Curie is widely regarded as a talented scientist whose work has changed the world. She is best known for her discovery of radium and polonium and her work with radioactivity. Curie encountered times of adversity in her career due to prejudice against women in her field, but she met her challenges and overcame them. Marie Curie exceeded the barriers put on women in her time to become one of the world’s most famous scientists and used her knowledge to the benefit of humanity. Marie Curie was still young when she started breaking barriers....   [tags: nobel prize winners that changed the world]
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Gia Marie Carangi's Life - Human sexuality is a motivation. It is dominated by a range and interplay of many factors, which effects every single human being; both negatively and positive. Dubbed the worlds first American supermodel, Gia Marie Carangi became a well known name in the fashion industry in the early 1980s. She is particularly remembered today for battling drug addiction, and HIV, which would eventually lead to her young demise. The biographical film Gia (1998), allows for further comprehensive insight towards her downfall and enlightening, by highlighting important experiences and people involved in her life....   [tags: drug addiction,first supermodel,fashion industry]
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Candide by François-Marie Arouet - ... They eventually reencounter some of this lost fortune when a Dutch boat is sunk. Candide sees something bright red swimming near their ship. “It was one of his sheep. There was more joy in Candide at finding this one sheep…(Voltaire, p. 53).” This acts as a parody, or satire, of Christ’s parable of the lost sheep. The finding of this sheep also symbolizes hope for Candide. He perceives this discovery of the sheep as hope that he will be reunited with Cunégonde again just as he was with the sheep....   [tags: catholic church, philosopher, writer] 989 words
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The French Revolution - ... King Louis wanted to increase the taxes of the Third Estate to pay off the debts, which made the peasants even angrier, which will be talked about in the next paragraph. King Louis came into power at the age of 20, and he put most of the financial duties to Turgot, one of the best statesmen. When he finally realized the French Revolution was a big problem, all his attempts to stop it were all in vain because he didn’t know what to do since he had entrusted most of his responsibilities to the people below him....   [tags: peasants, middle class, king louis] 914 words
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Marie Curie: Radium - ... While in school one of her professors assigned a research paper for her to study the magnetic properties and chemical composition of steel. To have more lab space she was introduced to, Pierre Curie, who later became her husband. They were married in the summer of 1895 while they were still in college (Bagley, Mary). Pierre Curie was also a superior researcher. He had invented several instruments for measuring magnetic fields and electricity. Mrs. Curie used the instruments to measure the faint electrical currents she detected in air that had been consumed with uranium rays, which were discovered by Henri Becquerel (Bagley, Mary)....   [tags: understand, radiation, therapy]
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Marie Curie and The Discovery of The X-Ray - When defining the greatest scientist, it is considered someone who thinks out of the ordinary to find answers and explanations to determine the forces of science and their course of action. To prove their scientific excellence, a scientist may receive various awards to show public recognition. Marie Curie is considered the greatest scientist in European history because of her work and commitment to science that has left an impact on all of Europe. Despite the work of other great scientists, namely Antoine Becquerel, Marie Curie proved to be the greatest scientist in European history by earning many awards, becoming the first female scientist, and assisting in the discovery of the X- Ray....   [tags: european scientist, chemistry]
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Nobel Prize Winner Marie Curie - ... Maria was born on Warsaw. For her to study she had to go to Paris to study physics and mathematics. Her and her husband were investigating radioactivity. Maria graduated first from high school at the age of 15. She was the first woman/ person to win 2 nobel prizes. The Curie’s were investigating radioactivity and working on the work of German physics and on the French physics. Perrie was knocked down and killed by a carriage in 1906. Then after his death Marie Curie had took over his teaching post....   [tags: Biography]
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Marie Curie and The Discobery of Radim and Plonium - Marie Curie... She is best known for her discovery of radium and polonium and her work with radioactivity. She encountered times of adversity in her career just because she was a woman, but she met her challenges and overcame them. Marie Curie exceeded the barriers put on women in her time to become one of the world’s most famous scientists and used her knowledge to the benefit of humanity. Marie Curie was breaking barriers even when she was young. Marya Salomee Sklodowska was born on November 7, 1867 in Russia controlled Poland....   [tags: woman, magnetic properties, paris]
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The Impact of Families Upon The Watchmen's Rorschach and Wide Sargasso Sea's Antoinette - The manner in which an individual is raised can impact their lives forever. This idea is proven to be true with two characters from the works that were studied this semester. Although they come from completely different worlds, the similarities between these two characters and the manner in which they face the world can be associated with the relationships they had with their families. These two characters are Walter “Rorschach” Kovacs, from Alan Moore's graphic novel which is called Watchmen, and Antoinette, from Jean Rhys' novel which is called Wide Sargasso Sea....   [tags: The Watchmen, Wide Sargasso Sea]
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Antoinette’s Search for Home in Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) presents some of the complicated issues of postcolonial Caribbean society. Rhys’ protagonist, Antoinette Cosway, a white Creole in Jamaica, suffers racial antagonism, sexual exploitation and male suppression. She is a victim of a system, which not only dispossessed her from her class but also deprived her as an individual of any means of meaningful, independent survival and significance. Postcolonial Caribbean society is not able to address and enhance the expectations of the colonized people after its emancipation but lingers on and sustains in the older residues of colonial project....   [tags: caribbean, jamaican society,sexual exploitation]
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Andre Marie Ampere - Andre Marie Ampere was a French Physicist who had many great discoveries throughout his life. He was born on January 22, 1775 in Lyon, France. Ampere created electromagnetism, which started the science of electrodynamics. With this discovery the unit measure of electromagnetism was named after ampere. Ampere was born into a very financially set middle class family. Andre’s mother was a devout woman (Shank). She was a charitable and very religious (Fox). His father (Jean Jacques Ampere) was a successful merchant....   [tags: Electrodynamics, Biography]
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The Supernatural in the Works of Marie De France - In Yönec and Bisclavret by Marie De France, the element of the supernatural is used to emphasize virtue. Those who embrace the supernatural are portrayed as worthy and morally upright, while those who are repulsed by the supernatural are portrayed as evil and immoral. In Bisclavret, the lord's supernatural situation draws attention to the virtues of love and loyalty. In Yönec, Muldumarec's shape-shifting abilities are used to emphasize the virtues of courtly love. Muldumarec's prophecy before his death establishes him as a character who is so virtuous that he is blessed with prescience....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Life and Legacy of Marie-Antonin Careme - Marie-Antonin Careme was born June 8, 1784 in Paris, France. As a boy Careme was abandoned at the age of 8 in Paris by his parents, and so he began working as a kitchen boy in Parisian chophouse to put a meal in his stomach at the end of the night and have a bed to sleep in. By the age of 14 he was apprenticed to Sylvain Bailly, a famous pastry chef at the time in Paris. Soon after, word of Careme's talent spread to the diplomats, who used his cooking for European royalty. Careme masterminded the four primary families of French sauces that form the basis of what we know today as classic French cooking and our “ Mother Sauces” Careme created and Augustus’ Escoffier later expanded them to fi...   [tags: chef, talent, charlotte rousse, pastry, charcoal]
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