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An Analysis of The Circular Ruins - An Analysis of The Circular Ruins      "The Circular Ruins" is a short story written by Jorge Luis Borges in 1964. Borges was born in 1899 and died in 1986. At the age of six, he knew he wanted to be a writer. By age eight, he had already written his first story. Most of Borges' stories are listed under the fantastic literature category. Fantastic literature has several things in common with magical realism, but it is less believable.   Magical realism and fantastic literature both contain magical and realistic elements....   [tags: Circular Ruins Essays]
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Magical Realism and the Sublime in The Circular Ruins - Magical Realism and the Sublime in The Circular Ruins         Among the many short stories that the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges has written, "The Circular Ruins" was published in 1964 in a collection of his works entitled Labyrinths: Selected Stories & Other Writings. Even though "The Circular Ruins" may be classified as a Magical Realist text, one may wonder if this short story could be classified as the Sublime as well. By examining "The Circular Ruins," a reader will be able to see several similarities between Magical Realism and the Sublime....   [tags: Circular Ruins Essays]
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The Circular Ruins by Jorge Luis Borges - “The Circular Ruins” by Jorge Luis Borges “Green is derived from blue and green will become more brilliant than blue” Chinese Proverb The Chinese have a proverb about the evolution of humanity, and in particular, the nature of intellectual relationships. Although the color green is composed from the color blue, it often shines with a more brilliant luster than its predecessor does. This is a metaphor for the pupil and teacher. The pupil learns knowledge from his teacher, but will outgrow his teacher and eventually surpass him in wisdom....   [tags: Circular Ruins Jorge Luis Borges Essays] 1690 words
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Mayan Ruins - While staying at the Honduras rentals, one must explore the ancient Mayan ruins which are steeped in history and culture. As you move around the varied structures such as the temple, sculptors, stairways, courtrooms and other monuments, you will notice a distinctive sculptural style that earmarked the entire Mayan utilization. To enjoy the principal ceremonial sites of the Mayan ruins, make sure you do not hush-hush your exploration trip. The Copan Ruins are located in the western part of Honduras....   [tags: Ancient Ruins]
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Browning's Love Among the Ruins - Browning's Love Among the Ruins Among the failed and fallen works of man, the mundane, indeed profane, outcome of our history’s cyclic vastation, human affection may finally reign. This is the claim of Browning’s Love Among the Ruins, published in his monumental volume Men & Women, in 1855. Subtler emotions of kindliness and endearment between two persons only take the foreground of our affairs when the brazen dynamo of the days of kings and their mobs collapse in their mad, millenary mill-race....   [tags: Browning Love Among Ruins Essays]
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Four Slot Microstrip Antennas For Circular Polarization - The Ultra High Frequency (UHF) band which uses the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system has it gained popularity in many applications, as it provides longer readable range and fast reading speed [1]. The commercial use of the UHF RFID system in logistics, and supply chain management has become very pop-ular, which has made compact handheld reader units become more and more important RFID technology uses the short-range wireless communications and information in the device (tag) can be read by using the radio frequency....   [tags: circulary polarized, radio frequency, uhf]
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Plantation Ruins in The American South - Plantations represent a very particular, traditional time in the south. Ironically they design a sense of both pride and shame for the prestigious southern families that owned and ran them. This is a focus on ruins of plantations that have been lost through time but just enough remains to give us a sense of wonder. Such plantations as the Rosewell, Millwood, Forks of Cypress, Bulow, Windsor.. Most of what remains are just columns and walls but it’s the story of what those columns used to hold up and what those walls held in that will be in the spotlight....   [tags: Southern heritage]
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Bronze Casting among the Ruins - ... This desire for the artistic fascination caused creations of many bronze sculptures whose beauty and majesty outshines the sculptures of modern times (Sturgis). Paris in the middle of the nineteenth century held the peak of captivation of this form of art. Bronze casting differed from city to city, century to century; however, they all followed some of the basic steps to sculpting ("Bronze Sculpture”). First an artist would have to model the sculpture by using a range of materials from clay and wax to plasticine to others....   [tags: sculptures, clay, melted wax] 560 words
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Market Equilibrium: The Circular Flow of Income - The circular flow of income is an open model of the Australian economy which represents the flow of money between the five sectors. In an economy, the state of equilibrium is achieved when the total leakages are equal to the total injections. Changes in expenditure and output can lead to equilibrium income becoming regained in the economy, which is where leakages are equal to injections and the circular flow of income experiences no change in size. The equilibrium level of income refers to the level of income, output and employment at which the aggregate demand and the aggregate supply in an economy are equal....   [tags: economy, income, leakages] 515 words
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The Movement of an Object During Circular Motion - Introduction Sir Isaac Newton once said that to get an object moving it must experience a force. This force will cause the object to move in a certain direction. When an object experiences a force it will move in the direction that the force has created until it experiences the opposite force which will cause it to stop. Newton went on to discover that when objects move in a circular motion that they want to move outwards, away from the centre but still carry on going in a circle. He called this force creating the above movement pattern Centripetal Force....   [tags: centripetal force, experiment] 811 words
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What´s Circular Congregational Church - The members of Circular Congregational Church are proud to be one of the oldest continuously worshipping congregations in the South. The congregation was co-founded with Charles Towne, 1680–1685, by the English Congregationalists, Scots Presbyterians, and French Huguenots of the original settlement. These "dissenters" erected a Meeting House in the northwest corner of the walled city. In 1804, the time had come to replace the Meeting Street house with a more commodious building. Martha Laurens Ramsay proposed a circular form and Charleston’s leading architect, Robert Mills, who also designed the Washington Monument in D.C., completed the plans....   [tags: Richardsonian Romanesque style] 521 words
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Scheduling Classes, Athletic Events, and Extra Circular Activities - Scheduling Classes, Athletic Events, and Extra Circular Activities We are all given 24 hours in a day and in an organized system each hour is given a category or name. An Athletic Director has many responsibilities in managing a department that has many activities occurring each day. These activities are physical education classes, practice schedules and locations, meeting special needs students, coordinating game schedules for each sport, and finding time to mentor those within the department. Each area presents its own challenge to synergistically work with the available facilities that are available....   [tags: Organized Systems, Athletic Director, School]
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Utopian Visions in Love in the Ruins - Walker Percy's Love in the Ruins presents a society that is a direct satire of our 21st century American society. Percy takes what he considers the negative elements and situations from our society, and reproduces them, distorting them in order to point out the negativity of them. It seems, then, that the society presented in the novel would be distinctly distopian. However, the view that Percy gives us includes many different segments and views of the society, some of which are very utopian. Some of these mini-utopias are actually in the society, but many more are only dreams of the characters....   [tags: essays research papers] 851 words
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The birth of Hezbollah from the ruins of the Amal movement - • The birth of Hezbollah from the ruins of the Amal movement When the Iranian Revolution succeeded in 1979, Iran wanted to gain the admiration and the support of Arab countries, benefiting in particular from the support by the Shah of Iran and his relationship with Israel before the collapse of his regime. On this very first day of the victory of the revolution, Iran was keen to extend its bonds with the Islamic world, and when this was not possible in most cases, because of many complex causes of the revolution, Iran began to look for «organizations» instead of «regime’s or countries», in order to continue its role in Islamic issues....   [tags: Middle East Politics] 2360 words
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Xin Niuyue: A Bustling Metropolis Built on the Ruins of New York City - ... While the air and water vehicles will work like any other water and air transit, the MagTrans work using a powerful electromagnetic field produced by the track. We have spread out Xin Niuyue’s massive population by embodying it into three vertical layers. Strong, sturdy, sheets of reinforced glass separate the floors and give the illusion of walking on air. Elevators and walkways make the city easily traversed. Our city uses pneumatic tubes to distribute goods, luggage, and mail throughout the city....   [tags: imaginary cities] 742 words
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The Circular Flow Model Accompanied by Reverse Flows - The Circular Flow Model Accompanied by Reverse Flows The circular flow model is defined as the flow of resources from households to firms and of products to firms from households. These flows are accompanied by reverse flows of money from firms to households and from households to firms. The circular flow is comprised of the resource market, households, product market, businesses, and the government. Macroeconomics - The study of the aggregate (total) Behavior of the whole economy. Macroeconomics Aggregates: - Unemployment rate: Percent of people in the labor force is not working but searching for work....   [tags: Economics Households Firms Essays] 1128 words
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One Hundred Years of Solitude: Linear and Circular Time - One Hundred Years of Solitude: Linear and Circular Time Cien Anos de Soledad Style in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude is closely linked to myth. Marquez chooses magic realism over the literal, thereby placing the novel's emphasis on the surreal. To complement this style, time in One Hundred Years of Solitude is also mythical, simultaneously incorporating circular and linear structure (McMurray 76). Most novels are structured linearly. Events occur chronologically, and one can map the novel's exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and denouement....   [tags: One Hundred Years of Solitude] 678 words
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Free Essays - Circular Life in When the Legends Die - Circular Life(When The Legends Die) When the Legends Die, by Hal Borland, is a novel in which traces the life of Tom Black Bull from a young Indian boy to an older, mature adult. Thus meaning When the Legends Die is a bildungsroman. A bildungsroman is a novel in which the protagonist from beginning to the end matures, and in a classic bildungsroman, undergoes a spiritual crisis. His life is filled with many obstacles and affected by many people positively and negatively. Throughout the story he overcomes these obstacles and lives through the people....   [tags: When Legends Die Essays] 796 words
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A Circular Plot in Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown - In the concluding paragraph of "Young Goodman Brown," Hawthorne uses the forest experience to its fullest effect, moving Brown through another series of separations to the ultimate separation, from life itself. To some critics, in fact, the concluding paragraph itself has seemed a separation, breaking the neat circularity of Hawthorne's plot, moving in linear fashion through time from Brown's figurative death at the threshold of his house to his literal death at the threshold of the grave. Yet I agree wholeheartedly with Richard Abcarian, though for different reasons, that the paragraph is not anticlimactic, a digression, an example solely of Hawthorne's penchant for heavy moralizing, or...   [tags: Young Goodman Brown YGB]
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Linear Time Structure of the Western World - Thanks to the linear time structure of the western world, time is no longer infinite. People of our culture constantly have to stress over rushing to arrive at an appointment on time, turning in an assignment by a particular day, or having a prepared meal on the table at 5 o’clock on the dot. As days are filled with schedules dictated by time, the time itself just seems to slip away. This passing of linear time creates the worry that life is too short and this generates the concern about death, especially about what happens when one dies....   [tags: Sociology, Culture, Circular Time] 1441 words
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My New Design of the Paper Clip - ... We can make a couple of sheets put together and make those papers like a book. The goal of this design is to make the life of a user simple and comfortable. The task must be simple and look at the product and feel that its easy to use and should’nt think too much about it. If the User thinks that this particular Circular paper clip Sucks then it’s a bad design. It’s a Process needed by people. All these designs are designed by the engineers. It’s Vital and in the previous days there wasn’t many designs for the people, but today the story is different....   [tags: circular, flexible, disabled] 711 words
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Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter - The story that Jess Walter tells, much like any other novel, is one of joy and sorrow. Lives intersect and separate, people fall into and out of love, and dreams are made and broken. What Walter does with his plot though is quite different. He writes it in a way where the whole book itself relies on the reader’s ability to realize that though some people meet for only a brief amount of time, their dreams and hopes, can hinge on even the briefest moments. Sometimes the characters in the novel have their stories intersect, some in very interesting ways, and other times you see their story as it is and was, just them....   [tags: story and character analysis] 1934 words
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Ignorance Ruins the Environment - The earth at this time, is at a state of downfall in which the only people to blame is us. Global disasters and environmental issues are a huge sign of the earth’s deterioration. For instant, global warming, deforestation, and pollution are the planet’s worse enemies, therefore human beings are reckless in their decision-making to encounter this matter. The real problem is ignorance and lack of acceptance of this horrifying issue. What other severe problem that we can face nowadays that putts our future children’s lives in jeopardy....   [tags: environmentalism, ] 1411 words
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The Methods of Measuring National Income - NATIONAL INCOME National income is the sum of money value of net flow of all the goods and services produced by normal residents of a country during a period of account. According to Central Statistical Organization (CSO) ‘National income is the sum of factor incomes earned by normal residents of a country in the form of wages, interest and profit in an accounting year.’ National product is the net output of commodities and services flowing during the year from the country’s productive system into the hands of ultimate consumers or into the net addition to the country’s capital goods....   [tags: national income, money value, circular flow] 1076 words
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From Majestic Beauties to Ashen Ruins - On September 11, 2001, the United States of America was dealt a horrifying blow to reality. It all happened so quickly that most of us did not realize that it was an actual terrorist attack planned far away in another country and carried out on American soil. The morning of the terrorist attacks will forever be emblazoned in the minds of all Americans and the World alike. It is hard to imagine a killer so callous and putrid who would bring the World Trade Center to the ground, a smoldering pile of metal and ashes; ashes of the buildings themselves and also the ashes from the remains of the victims of 911....   [tags: U.S. History]
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Witchcraft: Jumping to Conclusion Ruins Lives - “Jumping to conclusions is like playing with wet gun powder: both likely to go off in wrong direction.”-Charlie Chang. The puritans were a group of English Protestants who adhere to strict religious principles and oppose sensual enjoyment. The puritans had a strong belief that the Devil could be walking among them at anytime. Due to this belief, the puritans believed that people could sign there souls away to the devil. By signing their souls away to the devil, a person could become a witch or wizard....   [tags: Comparative, Miller, Hawthorne] 1142 words
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Inferences Lead to Tragedy: Irony that Ruins in Kate Chopin's Desiree's Baby - ... He does not want to acknowledge them for the very fact that they have black heritage. It is a taboo to his precious family name. He also does not want to be in trouble with the law because he married a black woman. Armand realizes at the end of the story that the baby, by his own definition, is his, Armand’s baby. Utilizing both irony and foreshadowing, “Chopin greatly enriches her story” by describing Armand as a man with dark skin. When Madame Valmonde visited her daughter and grandson a month after he was born, she notices something strange about the child and cannot take her eyes off him....   [tags: racism, heritage, slave]
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Tikal and the Mayan Civilization - ... This was a royal tomb for Jasaw Chan K’awiil I. The tomb was discovered in a large chamber within the pyramid and below the level of the Great Plaza. Tikal was once a city with around 90,000 people. This civilization was created during the “Classical” period of the Mayan civilization. Photo 2: Waist pendant of a Queen Mother, from Benin, Nigeria The Queen mother was also known as Queen Idia. She was the mother of Esigie, who ruled from 1504 to 1550. Idia played an important role in the rise and reign of her son....   [tags: temple, Mayan ruins, structures] 590 words
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Ficciones, by Jorge Luis Borges - In life it is necessary to have fantasy, because without it, life would be dull and meaningless. Life would be so different without dreams, since they are what motivate humans to keep on moving forward in order to achieve their goals. This is what Jorge Luis Borges is trying to explain to the reader in the book Ficciones which is very confusing, but also very deep in meaning. These stories demonstrate a theme of reality vs. fiction which is fascinating because in many of the readings fantasy is required at some point to accomplish a purpose or goal....   [tags: Reality, Fiction, Necessity] 900 words
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Borge's Use of Berkeley's Idealism - Borge's Use of Berkeley's Idealism Jorge Luis Borges drew upon a number of philosophical and intellectual models in his writing, one of which is George Berkeley’s subjective idealism. In "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius," Borges paints a picture of a perfect reality governed by Berkeley’s idea that matter only exists in perception, and in "The Circular Ruins," he presents a man who creates a boy who cannot exist independent of his perception. However, by employing Berkeley’s logic in these stories, Borges is in fact denying Berkeley’s ultimate purpose: the justification of the existence of God....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Moai Statues of Easter Island: Rapa Nui - W4A1 Question 1: a. Why do you believe each culture undertook the creation of your selected monumental work of architecture and sculpture despite the difficulties of accomplishing them. What can we assume about a work of art without such knowledge. The moai statues of Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, are some of the most mysterious structures ever seen (Cothren & Stokstad, 2011, p.873). Easter Island is one of the most remote islands in the world. It is 2,300 miles from the coast of South America and 1,200 miles from Pitcairn Island....   [tags: arhitecture, sculpture]
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