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Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi - Monteverdi, Claudio Giovanni Antonio (1567-1643), Italian composer, the most important figure in the transition from Renaissance to baroque music. Born in Cremona, he studied music with Veronese theoretician Marco Antonio Ingegneri. At the age of 15, Monteverdi composed his first work, a set of three-part motets, and by 1605 he had composed five books of madrigals. He became interested in the experimental musical dramas of Jacopo Peri, who was music director at the court of the Medici family, and in similar works by other early composers....   [tags: essays research papers] 376 words
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My Antonia - “A plump, fair skinned girl was standing in the doorway. She looked demure and pretty, and made a graceful picture in her blue cashmere dress and little blue hat, with a plaid shawl neatly about her shoulders and a clumsy pocket book in her hand.” This is the first glimpse of the transformation from girl to successful woman of Lena Lingard in My Antonia, by Willa Cather. In the beginning of the book, Lena is portrayed as a struggling dressmaker, who because of her personality, goals, and motivation, becomes a successful individual....   [tags: essays research papers] 402 words
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Reading Response for My Antonia - When recalling the female characters from My Antonia an anecdote about carrots, eggs, and coffee beans comes to mind. Each of the items on their own have good qualities however when the items are placed in boiling water they drastically changed. The carrots strong and hard become weak after being placed in the boiling water. The once fragile eggs become hard and rigid. Coffee beans however release their flavor and aroma. The coffee beans changed the least but by changing the water or their surroundings become something better....   [tags: Free Essays] 406 words
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Free My Antonia Essays: Struggle with the Land - Struggle with the Land in My Antonia In Willa Cather’s novel My Antonia a major theme that is addressed is the struggle with the land. In this essay, I will discuss this theme in relation to the text, the characters & the events they face, & the setting. The text is largely influenced by this theme of mans relationship to the land. Cather describes the land where the land where the Shimerda’s & the Burdens lived as the beautiful – the slow rolling hill covered in a sea of red grass, the circle of open sky above & land below....   [tags: My Antonia Essays] 433 words
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Free My Antonia Essays: The Growth of Jim Burden - The Growth of Jim Burden in My Antonia "The movement from possession to loss, from union to separation, is the deep and central pattern of Jim Burden's experience in My Antonia." (Fisher-Wirth) I believe that this quote given by the critic Fisher-Wirth somewhat explains the life of Jim Burden and that although he went through both gains and losses throughout his life; he learned the meaning and purpose of his life with Antonia. In the beginning of the novel, Jim had a family but was soon abandoned by them do to both of their deaths....   [tags: My Antonia Essays] 434 words
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Define Normal Book Talk - What if you had to peer council a person that you couldn't even stand. Would you be mad. Or what would you do if it happened to you. One of the main characters is a girl named Jasmine but they call her Jazz for short. Jazz is basically a goth girl and she has black hair with a little pink on top. She goes to high school and is around the age of 15. Jazz is in a pretty bad mood usually but it just depends on what she is doing. The other main character's name is Antonia. Antonia is a very smart girl and helps other people out with their problems....   [tags: essays research papers] 435 words
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Antonio Macéo - Antonio Macéo: The Bronze Titan The people of Cuba had many great heroes during the Cuban War of Independence. One of these heroes, Antonio Macéo, contributed strength and bravery as well as leadership and patriotism. Born June 14, 1845, Antonio de la Caridad Macéo y Grajales was raised by his French father and Dominican mother in Santiago, Cuba. His family migrated to Cuba from Venezuela, approximately twenty years before he was born. As a young boy, he was under the influence of his godfather, an educated attorney and active participant of the Masonic lodges, or the fomenters of dissent as they were known by the government....   [tags: Antonio Maceo Biography Bio] 454 words
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Antonia Ford and the Spies of the Civil War - Antonia Ford was born at Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia on July 23, 1838. She had a father who was a merchant and a secessionist. She had a brother named Charles who died at the Battle of Brandy Station. Her brother fought in General James Ewell Brown Stuart's Horse Artillery as a lieutenant. General J.E.B. Stuart and John Singleton Mosby were two men who every so often visited the Ford house. When Federal troops came to Fairfax in 1861, Antonia would tell General J.E.B. Stuart of their doings and activities....   [tags: Biography]
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San Antonio School District Vs. Rodriquez - San Antonio School District Vs. Rodriquez Rodriquez was started by parents whose children attended elementary and secondary schools in the Edgewood Indecent School District. About 90% of the students were Mexican American and 6% were African American. In Rodriquez, the Plaintiff's brought a class action on behalf of school children who were members of poor families who reside in school districts having a low property tax base. They claimed that the school's confidence on local property taxation favors the more well off and violates equal protection requirements....   [tags: essays research papers] 498 words
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The Corruption of Italian Governments in "We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!" - Italy has had over fifty governments since the end of the Second World War. That means almost one government every year. Politics in Italy has always been a touchy subject with the Italian community because of the unrest in their country. Dario Fo's play looks at this and in a comical, yet satirical manner exposes government tactics used. Fo's focus is mainly the issue of currency and its value. In Italy there was a time when the price of goods and services ran so high because of inflation that people were able to afford the most common things such as bread and sugar....   [tags: Performance Arts] 514 words
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Haute Cuisine and Antonin Careme - Haute Cuisine has been characterized by French cuisine, and modernized in every era. On June eighth, 1784 a revolutionary French cook was born Marie- Antoine Carème, also known as Antonin Crème. Antonin would inevitably be known as “The king of chefs, and chef of kings”. Antonin’s beginning would not be easy like a kings, his training would lead him to cook magnificently, and he would affect society for centuries with his amazing talent. Antonin was born in Paris, France, where he had been abandoned by his parents at the height of the French Revolution....   [tags: Haute Cuisine, diet, France, chefs, Antonin Careme] 518 words
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Pursuing the American Dream in My Antonia by Willa Cather - Pursuing the American Dream in My Antonia by Willa Cather In the novel, My Antonia, by Willa Cather, everyone seems to be trying to pursue the American Dream. While they all have different ideas of just exactly what the American Dream is, they all know precisely what they want. For some, the American Dream sounds so enticing that they have traveled across the world to achieve their goal. They work hard to fit in and succeed, but, as in the case of Mr. Shimerda, are not always successful....   [tags: My Antonia] 539 words
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Free My Antonia Essays: Female Roles - Female Roles in My Antonia "THERE was a curious social situation in black hawk. All the young men felt the attraction of the fine, well-set-up country girls who had come to town to earn a living, and, in nearly every case, to help their fathers struggle out of debt, or to make it possible for the younger children of the family to go to school." (Page 127) This was the way of life for most girls around the 1920s. The book My Antonia by Willa Cather, Refreshingly creates female roles and strong personalities....   [tags: My Antonia Essays] 547 words
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Frances Xavier Cabrini Becoming a Saint - A saint is a virtuous person that is honored by church after death who is considered to a degree of holiness and is blessed. In most Christian denominations think all people are saints in the Catholic Church the term saint is given to a person whom which the church has officially been canonized. Furthermore, the Catholic Church explains that they do not create or make a saint; however, they recognize saints. In fact, Frances Xavier Cabrini or as many people refer to her as Mother Cabrini is the first person to be canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church....   [tags: canonized, recognized, mother, church]
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Antonio Dvorak Musical Talents Are a Gift From God - "Do not wonder that I am so religious. An artist who is not could not produce anything like this." (-Antonio Dvorak) A person of humble origins and demeanor and of deep faith, Antonio Dvořák often attributed his musical talents as being "a gift from God." His Bohemian nationalist music spurred generations of folk and romantic music to continue on into the 19th Contrary. He followed the path of God and it showed through in his music. To further understand the totality of Dvorak’s life, we must examine his personal life, career, and legacy....   [tags: piano, organ, conservatory]
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Antonio Vivaldi - Antonio Vivaldi was born on March 4th, 1678, in Venice, Italy, and died on July 28, 1741, in Vienna, Austria. His father, a barber and a talented violinist at Saint Mark's Cathedral himself, had helped him in trying a career in music and made him enter the Cappella di San Marco orchestra, where he was an appreciated violinist. In 1703 Vivaldi became a priest and acquired the nickname "The Red Priest", since he had red hair. He had become a priest against his own will because it was the only possible way for his poor family to obtain free schooling....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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My Antonia Essay: Importance of Setting - The Importance of Setting in My Antonia The setting of the story has tremendous impact on the characters and themes in the novel "My Antonia" by Willa Cather. Cather's delicately crafted naturalistic style is evident not only in her colorfully detailed depictions of the Nebraska frontier, but also in her characters’ relationship with the land on which they live. The common naturalist theme of man being controlled by nature appears many times throughout the novel, particularly in the chapters containing the first winter....   [tags: My Antonia Essays] 558 words
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The Change of Literature During Industrialization - Literature gives a unique and lasting portrait into the past. Long before picket lines and protests, poets wrote about issues they saw in the world. England was in chaos as the Industrial Revolution began. Poets like Wordsworth and Blake did not like the results of the urbanization had on humans and nature. The Romantic period’s authors works give the perfect vision into the time and still hold true now. In the late 1700s, marked a large change in England as industrialization took hold. People moved into the city and took factory jobs....   [tags: literature, william wordsworth, romantic era] 560 words
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My Antonia by Willa Cather - My Ántonia is an exceptional novel, about much more than pioneers, prairies and immigrants. It is about heart, strength and soul, embodied in the role of a Bohemian immigrant to the Nebraskan prairies, Ántonia Shimerda. Narrated through the eyes of her great childhood friend Jim Burden, who was brought to the prairies to reside with his grandparents after his parent’s deaths, Ántonia’s life is laid bare for the reader. Her spirit, her beauty, her rarity, all radiate out from Jim’s words. Despite hardships, losses, struggles and terrible mistakes, Ántonia’s heart, her joyfulness of life, her purity, her precious ability to discover value and significance in what others would dismiss as useles...   [tags: book report, story analysis] 564 words
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The Themes of Love in William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing - The Themes of Love in William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing In this essay, it is necessary to discuss the main themes of love in the play, 'Much Ado About Nothing.' In the play, one of the main themes is Love. There can be many facets of love found in the play. It will be essential to discuss these facets, to find out whether the theme of love is crucial to the understanding of the play. There are many romantic relationships, which are important in the play. The first is the one of, Claudio and Hero....   [tags: Papers] 567 words
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Antonio P. Meloto Jr's Community Leadership Award - Bayanihan “Passion driven by love is more powerful than passion driven by anger.” Back at 1957, we had lost our beloved President Ramon Magsaysay to a plane crash and it was a difficult time for the Filipinos. It’s 2014 already and everyone still remembers him. Every year, in history class, I would be sitting on my desk as my teacher discusses about him in awe. It had never dawned on me how, unlike others, I wouldn’t be able to see him walk through the streets of Manila wearing a plain t-shirt and sandals helping a random child or watch him give yet another scholarship to a blessed student....   [tags: bayanihan, Filipinos, character] 574 words
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Jose Antonio Burciaga, in his Essay Tortillas - Jose Antonio Burciaga, in his essay “Tortillas”, leads us to believe that tortillas actually helped to make him who he is (507). I am not convinced that banana pudding helped to mold me into the man I am today, but it definitely plays a big role in many of the memories I have made throughout my life. As far as my family is concerned, banana pudding is more than a desert; it is a reminder of family gatherings, loved ones, and days gone by. Burciaga mentions the fact that he often got in trouble for playing with his tortillas (507)....   [tags: banana pudding, recipes]
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My Antonia by Willa Cather - My Antonia by Willa Cather "Disapprobation hurt me, I found—even that of people whom I did not admire." (164). In the novel, My Antonia, by Willa Cather, society seems to govern the lives of many people. But for the others, who see past society's stereotypical values, had enough strength to overcome this and allowed them to achieve their dreams. Throughout the book, everyone seems to be trying to pursue the American Dream. While they all have different ideas of just exactly what the American Dream is, they all know precisely what they want....   [tags: Papers] 629 words
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The Trials and Tribulations of Jim Burden - My Antonia was not written as a true autobiography, but as a correlation of Willa Cather's life itself. Some argue that Jim Burden is just a delineation of Willa Cather. For instance, “Willa Cather was born in Virginia and moved to Nebraska to live with her grandparents in 1883” (willacather.org). Cather uses her own experience to build up the beginning plot of her Novel My Antonia. Cather's My Antonia describes the struggle and character development of Jim Burden's character as he tries to model himself after a Bohemian immigrant who is unable to cope with the guilt and strenuous life of an emigrant....   [tags: My Antonia by Willa Cather]
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My Antonia - In the book, "My Antonia", nostalgic views can be compared to those from narratives of Indians personal experiences. The experience that can be compared is the relation that they had regarding the westward movement and the plans the Americans had for the different races. The hardships they had experienced had been uncomfortable and unfair. The Indians had it harder than the immigrants, because they were moved from their own homes and sent to reservations and their kids were taken to the east to learn to become white....   [tags: World Literature] 645 words
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The Powerful Character of My Antonia - The Powerful Character of My Antonia "Ántonia is a natural born mother." (Page 253) This was how everybody thought of Ántonia; she was a girl who would always leave a remarkable memory in everybody's mind through her strong, incredible strength. When she first came to Black Hawk, she was still a fourteen year old girl who ran in the field bare-footed and romping from place to place with Jim Burden. Her cheerfulness lessened when her father committed suicide and she had to take care of her family by coming to town and working as a hired girl for the Harlings....   [tags: My Antonia Essays] 662 words
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My Antonia Essay: Independence and Belonging - Independence and Belonging in My Antonia In My Antonia there are two types of women, those who want to have a man and those who don¹t. The key word is want, at no point does a woman need a man in the entire course of the novel. From the Hired Girls to Tiny Soderball and Lena Lingard women are capable of self sufficiency and happiness. The majority of the truly contented people are either alone or living without the opposite sex. Antonia and Cuzak are the only example of a ³normal² happy couple, all others have some problems that prevent a normal relationship....   [tags: My Antonia Essays] 668 words
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Importance of the Past in Willa Cather's My Antonia - The Importance of the Past in Willa Cather's My Antonia   In My Antonia, Willa Cather emphasizes the importance of the past through Jum Burden's narration. Jim Burden realizes at the conclusion of the novel how much he enjoyed his childhood days and how much his memories mean to him. There are three events that Cather included in the novel which contribute greatly to the overall theme, concerning the importance of the past. One event is in Chapter II of Book III. Jim decides to write about his youth in Nebraska as Vergil has just done....   [tags: My Antonia Essays]
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Las Obras de Antoni Gaudí - Hace muchos años vivía un hombre llamado Antoni Gaudí. Este hombre era un gran artista que se convirtió muy popular y muy reconocido en la ciudad de Barcelona. En este ensayo discutiré brevemente la vida de este famoso arquitecto, Antoni Gaudí, también platicare sobre la influencia y su estilo que se puede apreciar en la ciudad de Barcelona. En mi ensayo detallaré y estudiare tres de las obras maestras de Gaudí, que hoy en día turistas de todas partes del mundo pueden visitar y apreciar en la ciudad de Barcelona....   [tags: Catalan Modernism architect] 681 words
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Richard Rodriguez - 	Close Reading 	"It mattered that education was changing me. It never ceased to matter. My brother and sisters would giggle at our mother’s mispronounced words. They’d correct her gently. My mother laughed girlishly one night, trying not to pronounce sheep as ship. From a distance I listened sullenly. From that distance, pretending not to notice on another occasion, I saw my father looking at the title pages of my library books. That was the scene on my mind when I walked home with a fourth-grade companion and heard him say that his parents read to him every night....   [tags: essays research papers] 681 words
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Satire and Hypocrisy: Literary Criticism of Lewis’ The Monk - Satire and Hypocrisy: Literary Criticism of Lewis’ The Monk In her essay "Satire in The Monk: Exposure and Reformation", Campbell strives to portray Matthew Lewis' The Monk as a work that is full of and dependent upon satire, yet marks a significant departure from the tradition thereof. Campbell asserts that satire "forcibly exposes an essential quality of an institution, class, etc., which individuals associated with the ridiculed body have concealed either through ignorance, hypocrisy, or affectation." Although satire may be useful in exposing these hypocrisies and false beliefs, it offers no alternatives to these beliefs and is hence a destructive force despite the satirist's pretension...   [tags: Monk] 688 words
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The Character of Marek Shimerda in My Antonia - The Character of Marek Shimerda in My Antonia       In Willa Cather's novel, My Antonia, Marek Shimerda is starved for attention because he is constantly ignored due to his mental retardation. It is solely because of his handicap and the assumption of his inability to help out with the farming and household chores that his family views him as helpless which results in Marek's strange and awkward actions. He is presented as an ill minded young man throughout the novel, repeatedly excused, and resides in the shadow of his healthy, fully functional older brother, Ambrosh Shimerda....   [tags: My Antonia Essays]
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My Antonia, by Willa Cather - Memories are a stockpile of good and bad experiences that are retained of a people, places. How do you remember your childhood memories. Do certain people, places or things trigger these memories to the past. Does the knowledge of these experience still affect your life today. Throughout the novel My Antonia, Jim's nostalgia for the past is represented by nature, symbolic elements, and above all Antonia. The Nebraskan prairies are beautiful and picturesque and set the scene for a memorable story....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Nostalgia]
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Willa Sibert Cather And His Works - Willa Sibert Cather and His Works Willa Sibert Cather was an early twentieth century writer. She wrote about the qualities of courage, sensitivity, and perseverance. Most often, her novels and short stories took place in rural townships. She was born sometime in 1873, in her grandmother's house. She was named after an Aunt Willela who had died; however, she chose to believe that her name was derived from her grandparent's names. She was the first child of Charles Fectigue and Mary Cather. Willa was the oldest of the seven children....   [tags: essays research papers] 721 words
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My Antonia Essay - An American Tale - My Antonia – An American Tale At the beginning of this century, ships docked in American ports with their steerages filled with European immigrants. Willa Cather’s My Antonia, contains characters that immigrate to the country of America in search of hope and a new future in the Midwest prarie. This novel can be considered an American tale because it holds the American concept of the “melting pot,” the ideal of America as the “land of opportunity,” and the character’s struggles could only have occurred in America rather than their own country....   [tags: My Antonia Essays] 722 words
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Free My Antonia Essays: An Analysis - My Antonia I think that My Antonia, written in 1918, is one of Cather's finest works. Critic H. L. Mencken thought it to be the most accomplished, and shortly after it was published in 1919 he wrote, "Her style has lost self-consciousness; her feeling for form has become instinctive. And she has got such a grip upon her materials...I know of no novel that makes the remote folk of the Western praries more real...and I know of none that makes them seem better worth knowing." One of the high points in the story is the tragic case of Mr....   [tags: My Antonia Essays] 745 words
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Free My Antonia Essays: The Character of Antonia Shimerda - The Character of Antonia Shimerda in My Antonia Antonia Shimerda spends her whole life fighting, yet she is not known to be belligerent. She is constantly being battered, but still has no visible scars. Antonia is a girl who suffers all through her life, and somehow manages to keep an optimistic outlook. She is one of those rare people who gain character, rather than resentment, by enduring hardship. Throughout the book, MY ANTONIA, the strength and perseverance of this girl definitely portray her as "battered but not diminished." The symbol of freedom, courage and hardship, the country seems to invite all to come and settle, but not without a struggle....   [tags: My Antonia Essays] 759 words
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My Antonia by Willa Cather - Ántonia is a very nice young girl at the beginning of the story. She is so beautiful, that all boys are mesmerized by the way she looks. She is a very nice your girl and is willing to be friends with anyone who wants to be friends. She is especially nice to Jimmy, because he is the first person that she meets when she moves to her new house. Ántonia becomes much better friends with Jimmy as time passes. He teaches her English and many other things. They spend much of their time together playing and having fun, when they don’t have to work on their families’ farms....   [tags: essays research papers] 760 words
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Pocho by Jose Antonio Villarreal - Pocho by Jose Antonio Villarreal The 1959 novel, Pocho, by José Antonio Villarreal is an insightful cultural exposition told primarily from the vantage point of Richard Rubio, the coming-of-age son of immigrant Mexican parents who eventually settle in Santa Clara, California, after many seasons of migrant farm work. Although fiction, the story likely mirrors some of the experiences of the author who was born to migrant laborers in Los Angeles in 1924 and was himself a "pocho" - a child of the depression era Mexican-American transition....   [tags: Mexican Culture Catholicism Book Review] 764 words
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Conflict Shapes Character in Willa Cather's My Antonia - Conflict Shapes Character in Willa Cather's My Antonia The conflict in ones life will shape their character in the future. This is especially true in the novel My Antonia, 1918. The author Willa Cather takes you through the life of a young Bohemian immigrant, Antonia Shimerda, as seen through the eyes of her good friend Jim Burden. At age ten, Jim Burden lost both of his parents and was sent to live with his grandparents on their Nebraska farm. He first meets Antonia when his grandmother and one of the farm hands take the Shimerdas some provisions....   [tags: Cather My Antonia Essays]
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My Antonia - 1. Discuss the significant of each of the following citations. Provide several examples that support each quote. A. "The country girls were considered a menace to the social order. Their beauty shone out too boldly against a conventional background. But anxious mothers need have felt no harm. They mistook the mettle of their sons. The respect for respectability was stronger than any desire in Black Hawk Youth." The above quotation is telling about how the elderly people of Black Hawk did not trust the younger girls....   [tags: essays research papers] 779 words
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Devotion to Life and to Live - Devotion to Life and to Live Willa Cather grew up living on the plains of Nebraska. The plain prairies helped influence Willa Cather into using her memory as well as her realism frame working to create the familiar stories we know today such as My Antonia, O Pioneers, One of Ours, and many more. Cather’s fiction is characterized by a strong sense of place, the subtle presentation of human relationships, an often unconventional narrative structure, and a style of clarity and beauty (Willa). Her books draw upon her memories and knowledge of Nebraska recreating personal relationships and stories with friends she cared most about....   [tags: Author Analysis] 785 words
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My Antonia - Book 3, "Lena Lingard," is set in Lincoln, Nebraska where Jim studies under the instruction of an admired scholar Gaston Cleric. Lena Lingard moves to Lincoln to set up a tailoring business and visits Jim. They start seeing each other regularly, going to the theater, and spending Sunday mornings together. He enjoys her company much more than that of the women of his own class who are so interested in socializing that they seem to have no life in them. Lena’s shop is very successful....   [tags: essays research papers] 790 words
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Antonio's Transformation in Bless Me Ultima - Antonio's Transformation How do we make the leap from child to adult. What obstacles must we overcome to finally reach the summit of all that we can be. Who can reform and influence our decisions, the very decisions that will shape who we become. In Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, Antonio Márez must progress towards his own moral independence and choose his destiny. Tony is forced to endure difficult experiences too early in life, causing a premature loss of innocence. He is overwhelmed with a multitude of spiritual questions....   [tags: Rudolfo Anaya] 790 words
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Biography of Michael Nyman - Biography of Michael Nyman When Michael Nyman published his study Experimental Music: Cage and Beyond (1974, reprinted 1999), he could hardly have foreseen his own contribution to that 'beyond'. Disaffected with the then current orthodoxies of international modernism, Nyman had abandoned composition in 1964, preferring to work as a musicologist, editing Purcell and Handel, and collecting folk music in Romania. Later he wrote criticism for several journals, including The Spectator, where, in a 1968 review of Cornelius Cardew's The Great Digest, he became the first to apply the word 'minimalism' to music....   [tags: Papers] 790 words
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The Supreme Court - The Supreme Court The Supreme Court has had many different places where it was located over the years. There has been a struggle to find a permanent home for the most powerful court of law. At first, the meetings were in the Merchant Exchange Building in New York City. The court then followed the nation's capitol to Philadelphia in 1790. In 1800 the court again relocated to Washington DC. At first they spent their time meeting in various places. The place to find the Supreme Court now is in Washington DC, on First Street located in Northeast....   [tags: Papers] 799 words
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The Appearance of Incest in Gothic Fiction - The Law of the Father: The Appearance of Incest in Gothic Fiction In her book Deadly Secrets Anne Williams says that "gothic escape fictions provide a virtual reality, and experimental world in which the repressed -- especially the female in all its guises -- might be realized" (96). Society in the eighteenth century operated under staunch patriarchal control which has been dubbed by critics like Lacan as "The Law of the Father". The Law of the father, according to Lacan, is founded on the distinction between male and female and involves the repression of all that is female....   [tags: Law of the Father Anne Williams]
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Merchant Of Venice - Antonio And Shylock - William Shakespeare shows how two tradesmen can have completely different lives when others view them differently in the play The Merchant of Venice. In the play, Bassanio, Antonio’s friend, needs money to pursue his love. They seek a loan from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender in Antonio’s name. The contract is for three times the value of the bond in three months or else Shylock cuts off a pound of flesh from Antonio. While all this is happening, there are love plots going on. One of which is for Shylock’s daughter to elope with Lorenzo, a Christian....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 808 words
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The American Dream in The Great Gatsby - The American Dream There is no set definition to be found anywhere of the true meaning of The American Dream. Any hope, dream, or goal which was pursued by anyone in the history of America is on an American Dream.In modern times the accepted dream seems to be 2.5 children, a house with a white picket fence, and a perfect spouse. However, as it is shown through out literature from the early days of America to contemporary times the American Dream is not always so simple a concept. America was originally founded on the dream of freedom.People have freedom to pursue what they want.That is the ideal behind the American Dream....   [tags: essays research papers] 811 words
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