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The Profound Ideas of Honore de Balzac's Pere Goriot - The Profound Ideas of Honore de Balzac's Pere Goriot Honore de Balzac published Pere Goriot in 1834 (1), one of the outstanding novels in his panoramic study of Parisian life, the Human Comedy. Throughout Pere Goriot, Balzac's narrator oscillates between the roles of social historian and moralist. Although the presence of both observer and commentator may initially seem mutually exclusive, it also is a large part of what makes this novel interesting and entertaining. Balzac's readers, as flesh-and-blood humans, do not segregate perception and judgment routinely in their everyday lives....   [tags: Balzac Pere Goriot Essays]
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Honore de Balzac and Gustave Flaubert's Writings on Capitalism - Honore de Balzac and Gustave Flaubert's Writings on Capitalism The Revolution in France, during the 19th century, gave power to the people for the first time in France. French citizens now had faith that they could form a strong, independent country; but what they did not realize was that there must be some form of financial or monetary backbone present for a country to excel on its own in the modern world. This gave way to the rise of capitalism and all its follies, debaucheries, and mainly the exploitive nature it excites in people....   [tags: Balzac Flaubert Capitalism French Essays]
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"Balzac created life, he did not copy it" Do you agree? - "Balzac created life. He did not copy it." [Oscar Wilde, `The Decay of Lying']. Do you agree. I partially agree with Wilde's statement, however I believe that the first part of the statement is essentially complimentary and serves only to qualify the second. I don't believe that Wilde thought that Balzac actually created life in the literal sense of the term. I believe that it was said in order to emphasize the fact that Balzac didn't copy life. To what extent Balzac imitated real life is debatable....   [tags: European Literature] 1771 words
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Reading a Passage in Balzac’s Père Goriot - Reading a Passage in Balzac’s Père Goriot This passage in Honorè de Balzac’s novel Père Goriot describes the ultimatum Rastignac gives to himself after experiencing a harsh transition of luxury to filth, as he sees it. Before Rastignac enters his meek lodgings he has a life altering discussion with Madame de Beausèant. They talked about the price he would have to pay to gain acceptance into Parisian high society. The contrast he experiences ultimately fuels his greed and reckless behavior. This drives him further on to his mission of making his fortune....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1109 words
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European Realism Final - Section I B. Hard Times by Charles Dickens Fact. Fact. Fact. In a world of fact, is love, or the absence there of, overlooked. The grinding gears of Coketown bring a product down the assembly line. A worker, doing his job, sees that it is defective. Without thought, he removes it from the line, and then continues inspecting the products. When a marriage proposal comes down the conveyer belt to Louisa, she is faced with a decision. Her childhood was devoid of fancy. Raised by the excessively logical Gradgrind, Louisa never had a chance to discover her emotions....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 809 words
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A Comparison of "Old Goriot" and "King Lear" - "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child." (Act 1 scene 4 lines 282-3) This quotation may have been taken from "King Lear" but it is also very apt for Balzac's novel "Old Goriot." Both stories tell of misplaced loyalties, thankless children and self-knowledge, which comes too late. Both eponymous characters surrender their fortunes to their daughters, excepting Cordelia in "King Lear", only to find themselves outcasts. Old Goriot starts out as a wealthy retired merchant, but ends the tale a pauper in a pauper's grave....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1480 words
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The Life and Artistic Impact of Pablo Picasso - Pablo Picasso was born in the early 1880s into a family with artistic roots. From this, he was able to draw much inspiration and opportunities to study in a well reputed art schools, which were located in Barcelona and Madrid. At the beginning, he did not have a definite direction in relation to his style; hence, experimented on a lot of techniques and forms. He joined a number of other young artists, authors and architects that took the direction of contemporary art in their work. The formative years of his career ended in 1901 (Fandel, & Picasso, 2006)....   [tags: guernica, pablo picasso, manach pere]
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Le Realisme, Le Naturalisme, et Le Romantisme - Le Realisme, Le Naturalisme, et Le Romantisme Les oeuvres litteraires et artistiques de la premiere moitie du XIX -eme siecle offrend un ensemble de points communs permettant de definir le courant culturel qu'on appelle le Romantisme. Il se caracterise par l'importance accordee aux passions et par la volonte d'echapper, en l'exprimant, au "mal du siecle". Illustres par la litterature et la peinture, les caracteres romantique s'incarnent dans un nouveau modele de heros. Les heros romantique est un etre qui a conscencience d'etre le trop tard dans un monde trop vieux: epris d'absolu et de liberte, il alle sentiment de ne pas etre maitre de son destin....   [tags: Papers, French] 316 words
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Crime and Punishment: Raskolnikov's Room -      Dostoevsky's 1865 novel Crime and Punishment is the story of an expelled university student's murder of an old pawnbroker and her sister. The idealistic ex-student, Raskolnikov, is ultimately unable to live up to his own nihilistic theory of what makes a "Great Man" and, overcome by fits of morality, betrays himself to the police. Exiled to Siberia, suffering redeems the unfortunate young dreamer. Crime and Punishment is similar in many ways to Balzac's Pere Goriot, especially in respect to questions of morality....   [tags: Crime Punishment Essays]
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The Writers’ Lives and Their Books : Algren Nelson and Honore' De Balzac - Algren Nelson and Honoré De Balzac may have been from different time periods but are both considered great writers. Their books share a common thread and give readers an insight into a certain time and particular place. These authors’ books allow the audience to see life in a different perspective and understand the search for a way out of poverty. Nelson and Balzac both had similar plots dealing with struggling and being trapped due to money. While their books are fiction, the stories are very realistic since Nelson and Balzac lived during the time period of their books and experienced similar struggles....   [tags: Poor Living Conditions, Authoritative Violence]
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Activities and Attractions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - You do not need to burn a hole in your wallet to enjoy the many activities and attractions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There are many entertaining events, throughout Milwaukee, that are absolutely free. From festivals to museums, and even free tours, Milwaukee has something for people of all ages. The large selection of free events and activities give everyone an opportunity to paint the town red, without breaking the bank. Milwaukee's River flicks Why pay an arm and a leg for a movie ticket. This summer, head off to Pere Marquette Park for Milwaukee's River Flicks....   [tags: Travel] 829 words
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Elaphurus davidianus - Elaphurus davidianus Pere David’s deer is a rare Asian animal. Its original home is found in northeastern and east central China. In 1865, a French missionary by the name of Father Pere Armand David was visiting China. While looking over the wall of the Emperor’s Imperial Hunting Park he observed a captive herd and later learned that the animals had been extinct from the wild for over 1000 years. He also discovered that this was the last remaining herd in china, and quickly took actions to preserve it....   [tags: science]
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The Te Kōtahitanga Project - The Te Kōtahitanga project was an initiative that encompassed a vast amount of research which was established by investigation via the Ministry of Education. It involved speaking to year 9 and 10 Māori students to gain a better understanding of the needs of the students to improve and elevate their achievement levels. Further insight was observed with regards to teacher/student relationships, as well as other internal and external influences with regards to other involved participants. On account of this investigation, information gathered showed that students felt teachers needed to interact more with the students, whilst in the learning environment....   [tags: Education, culture]
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An Outpost of Progress, by Joseph Conrad - Joseph Conrad’s short narrative “An Outpost of Progress” follows the lives of two civilized men, Kayerts and Carlier, stationed at a trading post in Africa. Between the departure and return of the Company steamer, Kayerts and Carlier are free from civilization’s rules, morals, and beliefs that facilitate a chain of command, trade, and comfortable living. When they are forced to live without society, the men slowly descend into madness. I will argue that “An Outpost of Progress” illustrates humanities propensity to fall to fall from civilization when free of a conventional society....   [tags: Civilization, Bureaucracy]
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Film Review: Cholat - The movie Chocolat, is full of ethical and moral dilemmas that encourage the audience to delve deeper into the roles that ethics and morals play in society today. There are ethical and moral dilemmas that the characters face and the solutions are influenced based on the historical and social contexts of the film. There are moral values that guide the characters and historical experiences that shaped them. Two moral dilemmas would be, the “river rats” and the mayor asking people to shy away from them do to their religious beliefs and the implications that are created when the mayor try’s to reform Serge Lesaut from being an abusive husband to becoming a distinguished gentleman....   [tags: moral values, moral dilemma]
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The Influence of Shakespeare on Dumas - The Influence of Shakespeare on Dumas Alexandre Dumas was the writer of many famous books such as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Dumas was influenced by many different authors and play writers, but one significant influence on Dumas’ writing was the work of William Shakespeare. Dumas used Shakespeare’s ideas of poison and romance in his novel The Count of Monte Cristo. Experts say that one pivotal element that Dumas used in The Count of Monte Cristo that is also used in the plot of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is the notion of pseudo-poison in the tale of two lovers ....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Critical, Theological Review of the Film Chocolat - Set in 1950’s France, Chocolat is a film centred on the Catholic virtue of temperance, or rather the struggle to achieve temperance when the church is faced with the temptation of a 2000 year old chocolate recipe. Temperance is defined in the catholic encyclopaedia as “the righteous habit which makes a man govern his natural appetite for pleasures of the senses in accordance with the norm prescribed by reason”, and in Chocolat it is the Comte de Reynaud, the major and self appointed moral authority for the whole community, that attempts to keep check of the villager’s carnal passions and temptations....   [tags: Chocolate Movie Review Theology] 1901 words
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An Approach to the Regional Neoliberal Governance in Southern Africa from a Critical Perspective - 'An approach to the regional neoliberal governance in Southern Africa from a critical perspective.' In order to examine the possible implications of neoliberalism in contemporary Africa, an analysis based on a regional dimension is important. The multiplicity of strategies and methods of governance in a specific regional context can appear merging, mingling or even clashing, since regions can be understood as political and social projects, where different actors act in favour of the maintenance, protection or transformation of prevalent structures....   [tags: political and social projects]
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Nikolai Aleksandrovich Romanov: The Last Tsar of Russia - :Nikolai Aleksandrovich Romanov, the last standing Tsar of Russia officially known as Tsar Nicholas II, autocrat of Russia. Nicholas II was born on 18th May, 1868 in Tsarskoe Selo, Russia. Nicholas II was the eldest son of Alexander III and his Empress Marie Romanova. Nicholas was eldest of six children. He had three younger brothers, Alexander, George, Michael and two younger sisters, Xenia and Olga. Nicholas II ruled from 1894 until his abdication on 15 March 1917, his reign saw imperial Russia go from being one of the foremost great powers of the world to an economic and military catastrophe....   [tags: Biography, Biographical Essay] 1626 words
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Eyes of Revenge: The Count of Monte Cristo - ... His daughter that he claimed is known as Madame Petel (Oxenhander 471, “Dumas, Alexandre”). Dumas was a man who wanted to be involved in any way possible. He decided to enlist in the National Guard, where he became a captain. He also took a role in the July 1830 revolution in Bastille where France got its independence (Liukkonen). Before Dumas became the illustrious writer that everyone knew about, he worked a clerk for a couple of years. He began writing at young and wrote vaudeville plays that were light musical comedies....   [tags: Alexander Dumas novel analysis]
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The Suez Canal: The Past, Present and Future - The Suez Canal was one of the first artificial canals built in the world used for trade and travel. This essay will show us about the history, the canal today and the future plans. The construction of the canal dates back to 1854, when the Egyptian viceroy Said Pasha was persuaded by a French diplomat and an engineer, Ferdinand de Lesseps, to support the building of a canal. The idea was to build a canal through 100 miles of desert in Egypt connecting the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. A Few years later, in 1858 a new company was formed known as the Universal Suez Ship Canal Company owned by both Egyptians and French....   [tags: construction, building, transportation]
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Rennes Health and Rehab Center: Rhinelander, Wisconsin - Rennes Health and Rehab Center: Rhinelander, Wisconsin Rennes Health and Rehab Center is a rehabilitative services and skilled nursing facility. The facility is run, operated and began by a family. Rennes is known for the excellence of care delivered in its facilities and permanency in the community. It is a profit organization that focuses on short term and long term care needs that are met by highly skilled staff. Rennes Health and Rehab in Rhinelander, Wisconsin is one of the eleven facilities in the northeast and central Wisconsin....   [tags: rehabilitatve and skilled nursing facility] 1587 words
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The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy - ... no. no. no. Oh, God in heaven. this cannot be. let Armand's blood then be on her own head. let her be branded as his murderer. let even he, whom she loved, despise and loathe her for this, but God. oh God. save him at any cost!” The very man whom she called “the only being in the world who has loved . . . truly and constantly,” the man for whose safety she spied on the Scarlet Pimpernel, is cast aside for the foppish husband she fell in love with only yesterday. Marguerite’s life is centered on Percy to the point of being humorous....   [tags: character analysis, comedy] 670 words
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True Love or Soul Mates - When faced with the choice of true love or a soul mate, not many people would know what to choose until the last possible moment. They dream of a romantic beginning and a happily ever after ending. These are often found written in the dark and twisted romance novels. One of the many favorites is written by Gaston Leroux, and is one of his best works, The Phantom of the Opera (Le Fantôme de l'Opéra), which is a notable example of the Gothic genre, which was popular in the end of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth century....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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Life in the Ottawa Tribe - This paper addresses the results of interviews, observations, and research of life in the Ottawa tribe, how they see themselves and others in society and in the tribe. I mainly focused on The Little River Band of Ottawa Indian tribe. I researched their languages, pecking order, and interviewed to discover the rituals, and traditions that they believe in. In this essay I revealed how they see themselves in society. How they see other people, how they see each other, what their values were, what a typical day was etc....   [tags: Native American Tribe, America]
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The Shining by Stephen King - Stephen King is a contemporary author of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. He is one of the greatest writers of the American horror genre. King wrote many bestselling books but his book The Shining, published in 1977, established King as a great American writer. The Shining is about a man, Jack Torrance, his son, Danny, and his wife when they become caretakers of an isolated hotel. Danny sees alarming visions of the hotel's past using a psychic ability known as "The Shining." As time goes on, Jack Torrance slips into a horrifying insanity and the only thing that can save his family is "The Shining." Stephen King is known for putting his past hardships, as well as successes, into this...   [tags: horror, science fiction, and fantasy]
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Edgar Degas-en Francais - Edgar Degas Edgar Degas était un peintre impressionniste très important. Il s’est spécialisé en verticales des personnes, principalement danseurs de ballet. Degas n’etait pas simplement un impressionniste, parce qu’il est allé au delà de celui et est devenu un modèle pour l’avant-garde, aussi bien que pour Toulouse-Lautrec son palpeur, et Gaugin son admirateur. Les événements de la vie de Degas ne sont pas d’intérêt excessif ou romantique. Le 19 Juillet 1834 il était Hilaire Germaine nommé né Edgar de Gas à Paris....   [tags: essays research papers] 536 words
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Le Grand Meaulnes - Titre: Le Grand Meaulnes Autor: Alain Fournier Genre: Roman d’adventure Date de Publication: 1913 Temps: Se deroule en 1890 et dure a peu pres 6 ans Lieu: Sainte-Agathe en Sologne et puis a Paris Personnages principaux: Augustin Meaulnes, François Seurel, Ynonne de Galais et Frantz de Galais. Personnages secondaire: Mme Meaulnes, M. et Mme Seuriel,Mouchboef, Valentine Blondeau, Les Charpentiers, M. de Galais, Ganache, oncle Florentin. Resume Brief Augustin Meaulnes arrive comme interne dans l’école de M....   [tags: essays research papers] 750 words
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Biography of Giuseppe Garibaldi - ... He managed to escape to South America, where he lived from 1836 to 1848.(Garibaldi 9). There he took part in Brazilian struggles. Garibaldi as a soldier and naval captain helped fight for the breakaway of the state of Rio Grande, in its struggle to free itself from the Brazilian empire. In all this times and on his adventures he managed to run off with Anna Maria Ribeiro da Silva, a married women, who remained his companion in battle until her death (Denis Mack Smith 1). He also helped Uruguay in its war against Argentina, commanding its small navy and later, an Italian legion at Montevideo....   [tags: sailer, france, admirers] 987 words
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Influencing Alexandre Dumas - Influencing Alexandre Dumas The works of Shakespeare have a great influence on other cultured works around the world. Other writers have written their own variations on Shakespeare’s themes of his plays, and adapted his style into their storylines. One of these writers consist of Alexandre Dumas, having written the famous classics The Count of Monte Cristo , The Three Musketeers, and The Man in the Iron Mask to name a few. He was fascinated by the plays of Shakespeare which displayed a plethora of adventure, love, mystery and human behaviors in his characters....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Louis Riel - Louis Riel Louis Riel was the first child of Louis Riel Pere and Julie Lagimodière. He was born October 22, 1844 in St. Boniface. His mother was the seventh child of Jean-Baptiste Lagimodière and Marie-Anne Gaboury. Louis Riel Pere had been born at Ile-à-la-Crosse in 1817. He was the son of Jean-Baptiste Riel dit l'Irlande and Marguerite Boucher. Both of Louis Riel's parents were Catholics. Louis Riel spent his childhood on the east bank of the Red River, on the property of his Lagimodière grandparents....   [tags: Papers] 2030 words
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Stephen in A Portrait of the Artist by James Joyce - Stephen in A Portrait of the Artist by James Joyce Stephen Dedalus, the main character in most of James Joyce's writings, is said to be a reflection of Joyce himself. In A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the reader follows Stephen as he develops from a young child into a young artist, overcoming many conflicts both internally and externally, and narrowly escaping a life long commitment to the clergy. Through Joyce's use of free indirect style, all of Stephen's speech, actions, and thoughts are filtered through the narrator of the story....   [tags: James Joyce Papers]
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The Significance of Women in Chaucer's The Cantebury Tales - The Significance of Women in Chaucer's The Cantebury Tales        In Geoffrey Chaucer's The Cantebury Tales, many stories are told leading to a wide range of topics.  One particular and significant topic Chaucer touches on many times is the role of women.  In stories such as The Millers Tale, The Knight's Tale, and the Wife of Bath's Tale the women of each story are portrayed extremely different.  Alisoun, Emelye, and the wife of Bath, each exemplify three dissimilar ways in which women love.  The way Chaucer describes each of these characters is dependent on the out come of each particular story.  Chaucer is careful with his word choice and figurative language with each woman, enabling t...   [tags: Canterbury Tales Essays]
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Use of Storm Imagery in Villette and Frankenstein -     The Romantic and Victorian periods saw a flowering of imagery: for the Romantics, because it often proved the best way to express their vague philosophical yearnings and ideas; for the Victorians, because societal taboos all too often prevented discussion of topics unless they were "coded" in acceptable images. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Charlotte Brontké's Villette, despite springing from these two different periods of literature, share a type of symbol. In each "bildingsroman," storms provide a dominant textual metaphor for violent and confusing turning points in the main character's development....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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God's Bits of Wood by Sembene Ousmane - God's Bits of Wood by Sembene Ousmane The novel God's Bits of Wood by Sembene Ousmane is an account of the strike Senegalese trainworkers underwent in pursuit of equal benefits and compensation from their French employers. In an effort to coerce the workers into returning to their jobs, the French cut off the water and food supply to the three villages wherein these events transpire: Thies, Dakar, and Bamako. Ousmane's novel explores the way in which these hardships evolve the worker's and their families till the strike is ultimately resolved....   [tags: Ousmane Bits Wood Analysis] 1029 words
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Allegory of Faith by Johannes Vermeer - Allegory of Faith by Johannes Vermeer The painting, Allegory of Faith, located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was created by the Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer. This study of the painting will focus on the subject matter, composition, and the symbolic meaning of the painting in relation to the Catholic faith, as well as the controversy surrounding the success of the painting among modern critics. The characteristic Baroque qualities of this painting will be illuminated through comparison with examples of Dutch 17th century paintings, Vermeer’s other works, and an analysis of his painting technique and style....   [tags: Painting Allegory Faith Vermeer Essays]
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Heloise - Heloise Early in the 12th century, two people were developing a relationship that not only showed them the true meaning of having to suffer the difficulties of a relationship that got off on the wrong foot, but they also documented it for the rest of the world to follow.These two people were none other than the French philosopher and theologian Peter Abelard (1079-1142?), and his wife, Heloise. To understand Heloise, first we must learn about her husband.Peter Abelard was born in Le Pallet, Bretagne in 1079, and studied at Loches with the French nominalist philosopher Roscelin and with the French realist William of Champeaux in Paris.Taking a critical stance on the teachings of his masters,...   [tags: Essays Papers]
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