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Love, Sonnets and Songs - Love, Sonnets and Songs.  Mary Wroth's prose romance, The Countess of Mountgomeries Urania, closely compares with her uncle, Sir Philip Sidney, 1593 edition The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia.  Wroth was undoubtedly following her uncle's lead by trying to emulate Astrophil and Stella.  Astrophil and Stella and Pamphilia to Amphilantus are both about being in love and they both have over one hundred sonnets and songs. After rereading both pieces, I was struck not by their similarities but by their differences.  For example, Stella is assertive and Pamphilia is passive.  Stella is truly bound by her love for Astrophil while Pamphilia cannot break herself free from the love she feels forAmphila...   [tags: Sonnet essays] 1338 words
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The Insatiate Countess - Comedy and tragedy would not seem to mix well, as they have opposite conclusions of happiness or sadness. To have comic and tragic plots within one play, then, can be argued as being too distinct to be coherent. In The Insatiate Countess, however, it is the differences between the tragic plot of the countess, Isabella, and the comic plot of Abigail and Thais, that strengthen the play’s message supporting loyalty in friendship. Written by John Marston, Lewis Machin and William Barksted, The Insatiate Countess’ differing plots might be attributed to the presence of multiple authors....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Marston, Machin, Barksted] 2188 words
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Father-Daughter Relationships in Sidney’s The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia, Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta, and Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice - Father-Daughter Relationships in Sidney’s The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia, Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta, and Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice Justification for the subjugation of females to males during the sixteenth century came from a variety of sources. Ranging from the view that God gave Adam authority over Eve as penalty for the fall, to a belief in the superiority of a husbands’ physical strength over that of his wife, attempts at rationalization of the restricted freedom of women came from every direction.1 Puritan reformers also believed that Eve was God’s gift, given to Adam ‘to consummate and make up his happinesse.’[1] From this perspective, we can easily make the mental...   [tags: Sidney Countess Marlowe Malta Merchant Essays]
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Countess Elizabeth Bathory: Serial Killer - With the complexity and brutality of her crimes, Elizabeth Bathory is known as the most sadistic and prolific serial killer in the world; even more so, she stands out because she is a female that is rare: especially in the Elizabethan Era. Bathory was believed to have been responsible for the murders of 600 virgin girls. She was certain that a drop of blood would make her look youthful again, but was convinced that bathing in the blood of girls who were virgins would take years off her. Because of her personality, physical qualities, and her lack of moral/family values, Countess Elizabeth Bathory of Hungary had the life of one of the most fascinating yet obsessive leaders in all of Transylv...   [tags: pyschology, crimes]
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Countess Elizabeth Bathory of Hungary - Countess Elizabeth Bathory of Hungary Thesis Statement: Through her intriguing personality, physical attributes, political intuitiveness, and her distorted moral/family values, Countess Elizabeth Bathory of Hungary has led the life of one of the most fascinating yet neurotic leaders in all of Transylvania’s history. I. Countess Elizabeth Bathory of Hungary, born in 1560, retained a childhood of sheer disgust hidden behind the curtain of royalty. A. During her childhood, she witnessed horrific trials and sentences carried out under her family’s officials....   [tags: essays research papers] 452 words
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Influential Women: Molly Brant and the Countess Markievicz - Though the worlds of native America and the Celtic lands seem drastically different, they share many characteristics and themes, especially two remarkable women in the throws of two revolutions against Britain. Molly Brant was a notable native woman who transcended the traditional roles for women to become not only a clan mother to the Iroquois but a loyalist chief. The Countess Markievicz was an aristocrat who joined the Irish independence movement and left her mark in the political sphere as a leading lady of Irish history....   [tags: Biography ]
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Nobility from Hungary, Countess Elizabeth Bathory - ... He was a very powerful noble in Hungary. Because of his high power, he was often chosen to govern the Hungarian Army during the Ottoman wars. He was not very supportive of her. Only marrying her for her father’s money and power. Making her feel bad about herself. Some people believe that this is why she started to kill and torture the common women, making them feel bad about being a commoner, and her feeling good about being a noble’s daughter. With her husband away at battle, she became the leader of the land, taking full advantage of the role as countess and head....   [tags: count dracula, victims, blood] 760 words
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Comparing Daisy and Countess Olenska in Daisy Miller and The Age of Innocence - The story “Daisy Miller” is a romance of a love that can never be. The character Annie P. Miller (known as Daisy Miller) is portrayed as a young naive wild yet, innocent girl who want to do nothing more but have fun with the company she please. The story “Daisy Miller” is a lot like The Age of Innocence. In both the movie and the book the leading lady was shunned from society because of their behavior. Both Daisy and the Countess Olenska were misunderstood and out-casted because they were saw as different....   [tags: Daisy Miller, The Age of Innocence] 560 words
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Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey by Fiona, 8th Countess of Carnarvon - ... However, few women were able to travel to the other parts where British were ruling in the 17th and 18th Centuries. In India, where East India Company was laying the foundations of the British Empire or the “Raj”, women were not allowed, since life was supposed to be dangerous with diseases such as malaria, typhoid and various other endemic illnesses. The climate was also hot and humid which the English women were not exposed to. By nineteenth century, a myriad of men and women left the homes in their homeland and traveled to the exotic and mystified country of India, where they tried to replicate their own society....   [tags: british women, tv series] 561 words
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Abandoning Morals and Ethics: Oryx and Crake, Elizabeth Bathory - “A maid accidentally pulled the countess’ hair while combing it; Countess Elizabeth Bathory instinctively slapped the girl on the ear, but so hard she drew blood. The servant girl’s blood spurted onto Elizabeth’s hands...the countess noticed that as the blood dried, her own skin seemed to take the whiteness and the youthful quality of the young girl’s skin.” (Rodrigues 15). Elizabeth Bathory is known by many different names; ‘The Bloody Lady of Čachtice’, ‘The Blood Countess’, ‘Countess Dracula’, and not without reason....   [tags: bloody countess, divine role]
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The Birth of Computer Programming Ada Augusta Byron King Countess of Lovelace - The Birth of Computer Programming Ada Augusta Byron King Countess of Lovelace In a world of men, for men, and made by men, there were a lucky few women who could stand up and be noticed. In the early nineteenth century, Lovelace Augusta Byron King, Countess of Lovelace, made her mark among the world of men that has influenced even today’s world. She was the “Enchantress of Numbers” and the “Mother of Computer Programming.” The world of computers began with the futuristic knowledge of one Charles Babbage and one Lady Lovelace, who appeared to know more about Babbage’s Analytical Engine than he himself knew....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Countless Kinds in Need of a Family - One does not always have to be biologically related to someone to be loved and taken care of. In adoption, this is normally the case. A child who is put up for adoption can be adopted by a family and be shown the same amount of love and care as if they were that family’s own. There are places everywhere that allow adoption, which means there are children who are being shown affection they would not have seen otherwise. While many have differentiated views, adoption is globally a great thing for the countless kids in need of a loving home....   [tags: adoption, loving home, parental rights]
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Cambodia: A Place of Countless Struggles - ... In order to gain complete power over Cambodians, the Khmer Rouge killed the educated and only spared those who were illiterate. A simplified education plan was to be enforced, wiping out all information and history of the past (Chigas and Mosyakov). Cambodia was left standing with the most uneducated of citizens, leading to further poverty and lack of resources. According to Mam, a third of Cambodia lives on less than a dollar per day, and you must pay to receive an education. Because the majority of Cambodia remains uneducated, young children remain the most threatened in society....   [tags: Pol Pot, Kmer Rouge, genocide] 1529 words
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Methods of Trafficking and Counters - METHODS OF TRAFFICKING AND COUNTERS Many people choose to try and make fortunes through the illegal trade of drugs. This type of business gives the highest return of dollars spent, but is one of the hardest products to ship. There are many techniques that have been used throughout the years in order to try and get the illegal substances into the United States, which leads to the government’s response to counter the illegal transshipments. Although the War on Drugs appears to be a futile effort, there are many ways to tighten down on the drug traffickers and successfully put them out of business utilizing government tactics and education....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Countless Years of Environmental Torture in Nepal - ... For instance, the gravity flow system is only used in mountainous areas to prevent people from having to trek hours and miles to retrieve water. Workers build ground pipes that allow the water from unpolluted rivers or lakes to flow downhill into the designated water tank and from there, feeding the designated water faucet for the community to use. Almost an all-natural device requiring little maintenance, gravity flow systems are extremely affordable. On the other hand, the drilling rig is used in areas with tough ground or where water is only accessible at great depth underground....   [tags: pollution, rainwater, landscapes] 1141 words
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Countless Means of Communication: Animal Communication - Everywhere people have pondered over the communication and language abilities among nonhuman animals. Watching these creatures, it is apparent that they have many ways of communicating with one another, but some would argue that the complex language of humans makes them the most superior beings on Earth. Now after many studies, one may discover that humans are really no different than the rest of the animal kingdom. Background Animals have a wide variety of ways they communicate with each other....   [tags: uditory, visual, or olfactory signal]
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The Countless Sounds Heard in a Day - The Countless Sounds Heard in a Day As a musician, I always related to sounds in terms of musical application. The only sounds I paid attention to were those involved in creating and performing music. Musical sounds were the most important to me. Well . . . actually, as a traveling musician, any troubling sounds my car made were almost as important. The only other sound I appreciated was silence - something I valued after six nights of rhythmic and melodic saturation and the babble of three hundred or so party drunks....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1453 words
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The Plant Guilty of Countless Tribulations - The Plant Guilty of Countless Tribulations Once upon a time, there was a boy who was waiting at the bus stop. The boy was a cigarette user. The boy asked the man next to him for a cigarette, and the man replied, “I don’t smoke that crap, I smoke the 'doobie.' ” The boy asked, “What’s the “doobie”?” The man then handed the boy a joint and told him to hit it. The boy hit the joint 5 straight times. He was feeling great. He then hopped on the bus and all of a sudden he realized he was not feeling right....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Seymour Chwast, the Driiving Force Behind Countless Advetisements - ... Leon Friend taught at Abraham Lincoln for close to forty years and led the school’s art department. His particular method of instruction was unique in that applied art for commercial purposes. He called his classes “Graphic Design,” and was one of the first to use the term. His students learned everything from more classic arts like drawing and painting to cutting edge practices like typography, poster, and magazine design. They were also encouraged to get their work in print and urged to enter competitions and contests for the purpose of showcasing their work....   [tags: graphic design, magazines, typography] 709 words
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Media Has Been Corrupting Society for Countless Years - Beauty is within the eye of the beholder. Or is it. That's what they expect us to believe when portraying television shows, ads, and commercials. Media has been corrupting our societies for countless years. And nothing is done about it simply because it's to some people's benefits to have hit television shows or a famous ad, no matter what the content is. The most well known and obvious for of corruption that the people get from media is the effect it has on consumerism. most of the commercials and ads on TV, which air during the breaks of your favorite TV shows, promote brands and buying things that are not needed....   [tags: consumerism, beauty, adds] 1719 words
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The Countless Lives of Charlemagne - ... Einhard's The Life of Charlemagne isn't too long to begin with, being a little under 30 pages, and among this there is an entire page devoted to discussing previous kings, a page and a half devoted to the history of the Saxon War, and things of this nature. Although these things are still very important and help provide context for what sorts of things were happening at the time, they definitely could have been more brief to free up some space to talk more about Charlemagne himself. I found this to be especially true with The Deeds of Charlemagne....   [tags: primary sources, Einhard, Notker the Stammerer] 1119 words
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The Impossibility of the Angel and the Monster - Angela Carter’s short story “The Lady of the House of Love” opens in an abandoned Romanian village where the queen of the vampires, known as the Countess, lives. Despite living in a castle, the Countess keeps to herself in a dark suite. Her only company is her pet lark and her keeper, an old, mute crone. The Countess despises her un-dead existence in the shadows. She longs to be human, but does not know if this is possible. During the day she lies in her coffin and at night, the Countess’ keeper lets her out to feed....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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"The Age of Innocence" - Women's Struggle With Victorian Dogma - Unlike Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Kästner’s Fabian, Edith Wharton’s Pulitzer Prize winning work, The Age of Innocence (1920) is not set after World War I. In fact, her work is set prior to it at the turn of the century. She describes Old New York from late 19th and early 20th century in great detail, “New York society and customs…are described with an accuracy that is almost uncanny: to read these pages is to live again.” She also looks at the upper class, instead of middle and lower class society with its dance halls of debauchery and improper solicitations....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 807 words
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Loving Two Leading Ladies in The Marriage of Figaro - ... She was intelligent and compassionate and insightful. This insight is clear to us from the beginning, as the curtains open on a bedroom, in which Figaro is measuring and Susanna is preparing her headdress for the ceremony later that day. Their duet begins and Figaro is measuring dimensions of furniture to a “bourree pattern”6 with strong beats, while Susanna sings a “gavotte”7 which is quick and lively, about her beautiful headdress. She calls to Figaro to admire it, and breaks his pattern. “The third-beat accent of her melody unsettles Figaro’s deliberate downbeat… interfere[ing] with the valet’s concentration… throwing his vocal tallying out of sync.”8 She fills in his space with a del...   [tags: Mozart, LaPonte, Beaumarchais] 1369 words
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Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton’s novel, The Age of Innocence, has an ironic twist to the plot of the story. The official definition of irony is: the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect. Many famous novels have an ironic twist to the plot of the story. Such novels, Pride and Prejudice, Lord of the Flies, and The Great Gatsby. “The Age of Innocence takes place during the last breath of New York high society, although its members did not sense the dramatic changes coming to their world” (Hadley11).1 Wharton, uses irony typically for a humorous effect....   [tags: irony, literary analysis]
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Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence “I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.” These eternal words spoken in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather reflect the importance and prevalence of family allegiances. These allegiances transcend many different cultures, societies and environments. Every society has its own “Fredo”: the social outcast whose decisions make him or her the center of attention in society, and whose family allegiances complicate everything. We can see such a prototype for a character in Countess Olenska, the main character in Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence....   [tags: Age Innocence Essays] 1856 words
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Comparsion of Alexander Pushkin´s The Queen of Spades and Stanley Kubrick´s Movie The Shinning - ... In “The Queen of Spades,” the anti-hero, Hermann, is described as possessing “strong passions and an ardent imagination,” (Pushkin) which prefigures his eventual demise. Referenced frequently throughout the tale, Hermann’s imagination becomes engrossed with the notion of attaining the secret of the cards and acquiring a substantial quantity of money designated for his future generations. On page six of the story Pushkin illustrates Hermann’s fanatical obsession, “The story of the three cards had produced a powerful impression upon his imagination, and all night long he could think of nothing else” (Pushkin 5)....   [tags: human, psyche, supernatural, activity, mind] 538 words
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A CRITIQUE OF THE SNOW CHILD, TAKEN FROM ANGELA CARTER’S THE BLOODY CHAMBER. - A CRITIQUE OF THE SNOW CHILD, TAKEN FROM ANGELA CARTER’S THE BLOODY CHAMBER. Throughout ’The Bloody Chamber’, Angela Carter takes the highly successful conventions that belong to once innocent fairy tales, and rips them unremorsefully from their seemingly sound foundations to create a variety of dark, seductive, sensual stories, altering the landscapes beyond all recognition and rewarding the heroines with the freedom of speech thus giving them license to grab hold of the reigns of the story. The Snow Child is one such story by Carter, where connotations seen in fairytales such as ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ are in evidence and are fused together accompanied by the emergen...   [tags: English Literature] 1218 words
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The Queen of Spades - In 2014, American Hustle topped the box office charts and was celebrated by critics alike. The film praised con artists and even portrayed them as light-hearted, “comedic figures” (Surowiecki). Americans condemn rapists and murders, yet we idolize con artists and often strive to achieve the most out of life with the least amount of work. People are constantly looking for shortcuts and quick solutions, making us bait to the cons of our society. The premise of the film is the idea that people are always self-interested and will believe what they want to believe....   [tags: film analysis, critics, card games, ]
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A Poster Based on The Lady of the House of Love by Angela Carter - I chose to do “The Lady of the House of Love” by Angela Carter for my poster (Carter). The audience for my poster are readers of young adult literature who have read stories about Vampire such as the Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyers. This audience does not have a set age range, it includes readers of young adult literature of any age. Readers who enjoy this genre enjoy dark and complex paranormal characters. My design appeals to them through the use of dark colors, a simple design which leave a lot up to the imagination, and indications that there will be paranormal characters....   [tags: audience, black background]
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Family Allegiance in Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence - Family Allegiance in Edit Wharton's The Age of Innocence It is a cliché to say that a picture is worth a thousand words. But I will state it anyway: a picture can truly be worth a thousand words. Therefore, any frame that contains the picture and alters the interpretation or viewing of the picture also affects these thousand words. This analogy pertains to the wide world of literature, in which certain frames can affect our perceptions of women and gender-related roles within families, marriages, and cultures....   [tags: Edith Wharton Age Innocense] 916 words
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Love is Close at Hand: The Age of Innocence - Love is Close at Hand: The Age of Innocence November 1998, written for FILM 220: Aspects of Criticism. This is a 24-week course for second-year students, examining methods of critical analysis, interpretation and evaluation. The final assignment was simply to write a 1000-word critical essay on a film seen in class during the final six-weeks of the course. Students were expected to draw on concepts they had studied over the length of the course. INSTRUCTOR'S COMMENT: Brilliantly observed and beautifully written....   [tags: The Age of Innocence Films Movies Essays] 1279 words
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James I: The Life of the Shakespearean Patron - On June 19, 1566 in Edinburgh, Scotland, King James Stuart I was born. At the tender age of only thirteen months, young James was crowned king of Scotland. As a descendant of King Henry VII’s Tudor dynasty, and the offspring of Queen Mary of Scots and her second husband, Lord Darnley of England, James I inherited great power and responsibility. Through an impeccable education, James I attempted to resolve personal both personal and governmental issues, as he became a respected and acknowledged patron of the arts....   [tags: England]
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The Diamond Necklace Affair - The Diamond Necklace Affair Marie Antoinette, Queen of France from 1770 to 1797 was despised by the people of France. Their hatred of her and the monarchy in general led to the French Revolution. Many issues led to the unpopularity of Queen Maria Antoinette, her vanity, her disregard for the people, but perhaps the most significant was the Affair of the Diamond Necklace. In 1785, the court jewelers, Bohmer and Basange, constructed a necklace with five hundred and forty diamonds of varying sizes in an ugly arrangement that resembled the collars worn by circus animals....   [tags: Papers] 1287 words
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Shakespeares Use Of Disguise In Twelfth Night -  Shakespeare uses disguise in his play, Twelfth Night, to cause confusion and internal conflict between his characters and it is this confusion and conflict that appeal to the audience. It keeps them wondering how many more of these situations will arise, and in the end, how will this confusion and conflict be resolved. The first time that this is evident is in Act I, Scene IV, where Cesario, really Viola is sent by her master, Orsino, to win the love of Countess Olivia for him....   [tags: essays research papers] 520 words
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Christian and Pagan Influence in Paradise Lost and Beowulf - Christian and Pagan Influence in Paradise Lost and Beowulf       In Paradise Lost, Milton is adept at drawing from both Christian and pagan sources and integrating them in such a way that they reinforce one another (Abrams 1075). Of course it is a commonplace for critics to believe that Milton valued his Christian sources more highly than the pagan ones (Martindale 20); this is most likely due to the fact that he regarded the Christian sources as vessels of the truth. His classical allusions, on the other hand, served as references for things fallen or damned....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast christbeo paganbeo]
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The Male Ego and the Perception of Women in Science - The Male Ego and the Perception of Women in Science In the beginning, there were as many women in science as there were men. Most myths and religions credit women for the invention of agriculture, law, civilization, math, time measurement, and medicine (Newintro). Think about how many different goddesses there have been in mythology. Since then, politics, power, pride, and prejudice have motivated many men and some women to discourage women in science. Male perception and ego have shaped contemporary thinking on women in science....   [tags: Women Issues Essays]
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The Use of Numbers in The Queen of Spades - The Use of Numbers in The Queen of Spades      The use of numbers, especially the three and to a lesser extent the seven, is of major importance in Alexander Pushkin's The Queen of Spades. The use of three permeates the text in several ways, these being major, minor, and in reference to time. According to Alexandr Slonimsky in an essay written in 1922, "A notion of the grouping of three is dominant..." (429). In the major details of the story, we find "three fantastic moments" (Slonimsky 429), three cards, three major catastrophes, three main characters, and the use of six chapters, six being a multiple of three....   [tags: The Queen of Spades]
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The Age of Innocence - During the 1870’s, Old timey New York modeled a much different atmosphere than Europe, which was still recovering from war. The way that author Edith Wharton viewed the society around her was one of expectations. There were expectations for men and for women. For the most part, these expectancies were unspoken rules on manners, dress attire, good company, and any other detail regarding one’s appearance to others. However, because of social determinism, Americans were not as “free” as they believed....   [tags: social trap, new york, morality]
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Deference and Reference of Authorship in Dictee - The back cover of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee describes the book as “A classic work of autobiography that transcends the self.” This phrase is self-contradictory. The Oxford English Dictionary defines autobiography as “an account of a person’s life given by himself or herself.” If it is indeed an autobiography, Dictee is unorthodox, because it discusses the accounts of several other people instead of focusing only on the author. Moreover, the variety of media in Dictee multiples the book’s unusualness....   [tags: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Dictee, Analysis]
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Human Sexuality in Greek Poems - The birth of the goddess from the castrated genitals of Uranus is an obvious allegory for how ancient poets viewed the nature of human sexuality. The images the Greek poets used to represent the erotic experience, figured as a type of suffering, a violent and intense aggression, are emphasized in the myth. When I was staring hypnotically at the painting, feeling a bit uncomfortable with Venus’ nudity, but mesmerized at the same time, I started to think of Aphrodite’s dual nature. Hesiod’s poem makes evident that the Aphrodite I was looking at was Aphrodite Urania, “born from the male alone and not as the result of sexual union” (MLS 189)....   [tags: Hesiod Poems, Aphrodite, Literary Analysis]
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Body Representation in Renaissance Portraits - This essay will reflect on how body is represented in the portraiture art within the Renaissance’s golden period detailing specifically Botticelli’s paintings and how this experience have broadened and enhanced my knowledge towards the future interest. This period arise when the medieval dark ages come to its end and artist and their patronage reinvented and represented the ideas of the classical mythology, particularly of the ancient Greek and Rome. It is a time when outstanding numbers of paintings, sculptures, alfresco were born and a human body was exposed as the centre of the universe....   [tags: Art, Portraiture]
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The Muses of Greek mythology - ... They were said to worship Apollo, the God dearest to them, they were his faithful followers. When they grew up they showed their tendency to the arts, taught by God Apollo himself. Apollo was often called the Musegetes, meaning “Leader of the Muses". Many were jealous of the muses because of their beauty and talent and were challenged by many. Thamyris who excelled in song challenged the Muses to a musical contest at Dorium in Messenia, the agreement being if he won he would take pleasure from all of them....   [tags: apollo, zeus, astronomy] 714 words
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Jewish Attitudes Toward Women - Urania, daughter of Abraham sang before female congregants in Worms, Qasmuna of Spain wrote rhymed verses that complemented her father’s poetry, and Benvenida Abarvanel the Italian daughter of Spanish refugees was a patroness of Jewish scholars and ventures. While today the positions these women held hardly seem shocking, these women lived during an era when, as has long been historically accepted, women held little power, leadership or communal roles. This view is changing but a discussion of Jewish attitudes toward women in the Middle Ages in both Ashkenaz and Spain is limited by the sources about women’s lives that survive....   [tags: business, medieval ashkenaz, crusaders]
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Morality of Murder in Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie - Morals are principles which help people to behave rightly. Also, they need to protect the rules. However, in Agatha Christie’s novel, Murder on the Orient Express, the characters act dishonestly: twelve passengers on the Orient Express murder Cassetti, they lie to the Belgian private detective, Hercule Poirot and the protagonist overlooks the passengers. Agatha Christie wrote these intensions fairly. From Murder on the Orient Express, the readers can learn that some set of morals are endorsed. Before the explanation of twelve passengers’ moral, the description of Ratchett’s background is essential....   [tags: dishonestly, morals, relationships] 978 words
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Elizabeth Bathory: The World's Most Extreme Female Serial Killer - ... Ferenc Nadasdy was known as a harsh and cruel master even before his marriage to Elizabeth, so it would be no surprise to know that after their marriage they would use torturing servants as a kind of bonding activity. By some reports Ferenc is said to torture girls and young women most (Cole, 2008). Ferenc was also said to actually be Elizabeth’s mentor and taught her some of his favorite ways to “discipline” their servants. There one that he called “Star Kicking,” (McNally, 1987) where one would put small pieces of paper soaked in oil between the servants toes and light them on fire, then as they kicked their feet to try and put out the fires it would hurt so much, they saw stars....   [tags: torture, servants, family] 1702 words
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The Chains of Social Hierarchy and Gender Roles - In William Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night, the use of mistaken identity and role reversal communicates that gender roles and social class are constructed illusions that trick people into having unrealistic expectations about how they are supposed behave.Viola crossdressing as Cesario in the play challenges traditional views of how a woman of her status should act.The differences between the accepted clothing for an individual emphasizes gender roles and social hierarchy in society. During the Renaissance, “ the idea of two genders, one subordinate to the other, provided a key element in its hierarchical view of the social order and to buttress its gendered division of labor” (Howard 423)....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Role Reversal]
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