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Gothic Art - Romanesque may first be sensed in new structural developments.. Sophisticated but unsatisfactory attempts to vault the great basilican naves safely, with elements of Roman, Byzantine, or Eastern origin, impelled progressive Romanesque engineers, from about 1090 onward, to invent a new type of ribbed groin-vaulted unit bay, using pointed arches to distribute thrust and improve the shape of the geometric surfaces. Fifty years of experimentation produced vaulting that was light, strong, open, versatile, and applicable everywhere--in short, Gothic vaulting....   [tags: essays research papers] 372 words
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Gothic Art - Gothic Art began in 1137 with the rebuilding of the chair of the abbey church of St. Denis. Gothic Art is the style of art produced in Europe from the Middle Ages up to the beginning of the Renaissance. Typically religious in nature, is especially known for the distinctive arched design of its churches, its stained glass, and its illuminated manuscripts. Gothic, although symbolic, is a lot more anecdotal and naturalistic than Romanesque. In the late 14th century, anticipating the Renaissance, Gothic Art evolved towards a more secular style known as International Gothic....   [tags: essays research papers] 380 words
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame, An Analysis of the 1939 Film - In the 1939 film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, adapted from the novel written by Victor Hugo, the themes are obvious in numerous scenes of the film; however, in other scenes themes are hidden to eyes of the audience and revealed in significant images or actions. The themes are observed in various forms through Gothic characteristics such as, extreme contrasts, death, grotesque forms, and religious associations. These themes provided a breakdown in rule to a previously calm society. Extreme contrasts were portrayed in the two brothers, one was a priest, and the other brother was a high judge....   [tags: Film] 416 words
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Tourism In London - Tourism In London Aim The aim was to find out about tourism in London. Introduction We had to find about tourism in London, so we visited three of the top tourist attractions in London . The first attraction was the Tower of London. William the Conqueror began building, what is now known as the Tower of London, in 1078. The Tower is situated on the north bank of the river Thames, at the eastern extremity of London. It contains within its walls twelve acres and five roods....   [tags: Papers] 416 words
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The Power of Durham Cathedral - The Power of Durham Cathedral Durham was unique. Not only did its Bishop have all the powers of a Bishop, also bestowed upon him where the powers of a king; therefore he was called the prince bishop. Only four other palantines had this right but none were open to a cleric. The Arms of the See of Durham displays a Bishops miter within a Kings coronet; it was a great privilege to have this right. The palantine of the Prince Bishop was enormous, from the Scottish borders to Hull....   [tags: Free Essays] 421 words
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the cathedral - At a glance Carver’s writing style of the “Cathedral” seems simple but after further interpretation of the story one realizes that the “Cathedral” is about the interactions and epiphanies that regular people have that changes their entire life. This idea is perfectly represented at the end of the “Cathedral”, throughout the story the husband knew nothing about blind people and wondered how can they live their life without being able to see. He continually made references to the effect of how can he be married and not be able to see his wife, if she had makeup purple slacks and so on he would never know....   [tags: essays research papers] 430 words
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The Black Prince - The Black Prince (1330-1376) The Black Prince was the eldest son of King Edward the 3rd. His real name was Prince Edward Plantagenet and he was born in June of 1330 at the royal palace of Woodstock. The Black Prince grew up to become one of the most famous me diaeval warriors of all time. It is not really known where his nickname (the Black Prince) stemmed from, however, it is certain that it originated about two hundred years after his death. There is no evidence to support that he wore black armor, which seems to have inspired the very famous nickname....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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certain slant of light - How Nature Brings Emotions of Solemnity The chief characteristic of this feeling drawn by the “slant of light” is its painful oppressiveness. "Oppresses," "weight," "hurt," "despair," and "affliction" convey this aspect. A large component in it is probably consciousness of the fact of death, though this is probably not the whole of its content nor is this consciousness necessarily fully formulated by the mind. Yet here we see the subtle connection between the hour and the mood....   [tags: essays research papers] 439 words
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Comparing the Sculptures and Different Structures of Cathedrals - Comparing the Sculptures and Different Structures of Cathedrals The Cathedral was a symbol of authority and religious achievement to people of the Middle Ages. Both Romanesque and Gothic style cathedrals are monuments to the skill and creativity of medieval people. Upon entering a Romanesque or Gothic style cathedral, one would have noticed that the function of these houses of worship is very similar. They are each an urban religious center in which priests conducted masses. Upon further examination of the sculptures and the different structures that embody them, one would have found that they differ quite dramatically....   [tags: Papers] 457 words
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Point of View to Enable the Story to Be Experienced in Cathedral - Point of View to Enable the Story to Be Experienced in Cathedral Raymond Carver's "Cathedral," a story that entails a man's epiphany about a misplaced prejudice, is narrated from the first person point of view to enable the reader to fully understand the narrator's thoughts. However, in William Faulkner's "A Rose For Emily" just the opposite is true. In Faulkner's story, the narrator has a limited third person point of view which allows the reader to dodge any emotional ties with Emily, the main character, and to form his own ideas about Emily's actions....   [tags: Papers] 481 words
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The Importance of the Middle Ages - The Importance of the Middle Ages The Middle Ages was a time of great importance. From this time period, we are given unbelievable cathedrals, beautiful art, and exhilarating music. All of these things were done in order to show people's devotion towards God. The cathedrals were built as a place of worship, the art was painted to enhance the look of cathedrals such as stain glass windows, and the music, to praise the Lord with their voices. The main reason people did these types of things was to be with God, in their own way until they made it to heaven, which was known as the Age of Faith....   [tags: Papers] 483 words
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Summary of Raymond Carver's Cathedral - In Raymond Carver’s story, “Cathedral,” the story tells of how a close outside relationship can threaten a marriage by provoking insecurities, aggravating communication barriers, and creating feelings of invasion of privacy. The husband in the story is given the gift of seeing the cathedral through a blind man’s eyes. Although the title suggests that the story is about a cathedral, it is really about two men who come together and share a vision and realize it is he who is blind. As the story begins, the character of the husband has a negative personality....   [tags: essays research papers] 486 words
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Raymond Carver's Develpment - “Raymond Carver, an American writer now in his mid-forties, has been writing stores for some years that, on a smaller emotional scale, create similar effects" (Howie 1 ). Carver was born in Clatskane and yet he graduated from Humboldt State College. He's been marred before and divorced as well. He also suffers from a serious condition of alcoholism. During his childhood, he wrote poems while working for odd jobs which included janitor, deliverymen. He dies at the age of fifty due to cancer. One of his bestselling short stories was Cathedral by Raymond Carver....   [tags: American writers]
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Cathedral, a Story Review - Have you ever closed your eyes and envisioned a world of nothing. Have you ever stopped and pondered what it would be like to have never seen the sunrise, fireworks or even your own face. For many, the answer is yes, but for even more the answer is no. People seldom take the time to understand and appreciate the uniqueness that each of us possesses. For this reason, people are often uneducated about those individuals who live with various disabilities on a daily basis. Society has become so accustomed to turning a cold shoulder to those members who are less fortunate by no fault of their own and now this cruel behavior of discrimination is somewhat the norm in the world today....   [tags: American Literature] 535 words
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The Life and Artwork of Filippo Lippi - Filippo Lippi was born in Florence in 1406. Both of his parents died when he was a young boy so he moved in with his aunt. In 1420 Lippi was registered in the community of the Carmelite friars of the Carmine in Florence. This was a well-known monastery that housed much young talent. He remained here until 1432 and took the Carmelite vows in 1421 when Lippi was 16. Since Lippi spent all of his time scavenging pictures in various books, the prior decided to give him the opportunity to learn to paint....   [tags: Filippo Lippi, Fra Filippo, art,] 543 words
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Meaning of Icons and Symbols in Art - During the Byzantine period, early Christians had established that art could design images, that represented Christ, Mary and the Saints. All these images were considered icons. From the Greek word eikon, this means image. These are seen throughout the Romanesque and the Gothic style. This essay will attempt to describe how symbols were used and the meanings they had from the eleven century, throughout the Renaissance era. Art had evolved and the usage was found inside and out of buildings, on paintings, sculptures and others....   [tags: bizantine period, christians, christ, saints]
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the Cathedral - OUT and OUT The buzz-saw snarled and rattled in the yard And made dust and dropped stove-length sticks of wood, Sweet-scented stuff when the breeze drew across it. And from there those that lifted eyes could count Five mountain ranges one behind the other Under the sunset far into Vermont. And the saw snarled and rattled, snarled and rattled, As it ran light, or had to bear a load. And nothing happened: day was all but done. Call it a day, so they said To please the boy by giving him the half hour That a boy counts so much when saved from work....   [tags: essays research papers] 579 words
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The Effect of the Normans on Canterbury Cathedral up to 1165 AD - The Effect of the Normans on Canterbury Cathedral up to 1165 AD Once Wayne had won the battle of Hastings he travelled east burning Romney and Dover. Canterbury had heard of what William had done to the other places he came across that put up a resistance to him so Canterbury sent William a deputation, William of courses accepted the offer because of Canterbury being the centre of England's religion, and the pope would probably not have liked the idea of backing anti-Christian behaviour....   [tags: Papers] 582 words
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Analysis of Carver's Cathedral - Cathedral I found ‘Cathedral’ to be a very warming story. Throughout Carver’ story, we meet a blind man, a wife, and the wife’s husband. Three very particular and determined people in their own way. We quickly learn that the story is told from the husband’s point of view, where he starts his story off explaining that a blind man is coming to stay with them while he visits his dead wife’s relatives. The husband is quick to acknowledge the fact he is not happy with having a blind man in his house, let alone a man he has never met but on tape, and a man that has an unusual relationship with his wife....   [tags: critical analysis] 585 words
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Cathedral - When most people think of blind people, they tend to picture a person with dark sunglasses, a seeing eye dog, and a walking stick. These are stereotypes and obviously do not remain true in the case of all blind people. In Raymond Carver’s short story “Cathedral," the main character is jealous and judgmental of his wife’s friend who happens to be a blind man. It is the combination of these attitudes that leads to his own unique “blindness." It is through this initial blindness, that the character gains his greatest vision....   [tags: essays research papers] 593 words
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Blindness in Cathedral by Raymond Carver - In the story "Cathedral" by Raymond Carver, it tells of how a blind man is open to new experiences and how he views the world compared to the husband (narrator) who is blinded by the material things of life. The husband is given the gift of sight but the true gift comes from seeing the cathedral. At the beginning of the story, the husband’s outlook on others is filled with stereotypes, discrimination, insecurities and prejudice. After interacting with Robert, his wife's friend, his outlook begins to change significantly....   [tags: discrimination, marijuana, stereotype ] 596 words
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Copernicus - Nicolas Copernicus Nicolas Copernicus 1473-1543 Physics February 8, 2000 Nicolas Copernicus Nicolas Copernicus 1473-1543 Copernicus was born in Poland in 1473, he started his education at Cracow University. There he studied mathematics and optics. From here he went to Italy, where he was appointed as a canon in the cathedral of Frauenburg, where he spent a comfortable academic life studding. Copernicus had some small hobbies while at the cathedral, he painted, and frequently translated Greek poetry into Latin....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Critical Analysis of Lawrence of Arabia - Critical Analysis of Lawrence of Arabia 'Lawrence of Arabia' is a three hour film written by David Lean. It was produced in 1962 by Sam Spiegel. The film tells the story of a young, risk-taking scholar, Lawrence, who helped the British win the war, in which the Arab tribe kicked the Turks out of Arabia, by using his initiative with the great Arab tribe leader. The film unusually starts with the end, Lawrence's motorcycle crash in 1935. It then cuts to 1915, when Lawrence worked at an office in Kiro....   [tags: Papers] 617 words
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Aartists of The Renaissance: Donatello - There were so many amazing and stunning artists during the Renaissance time. Those artists impacted us and the artwork we create today. The Renaissance was a time of the revival of art and literature. It definitely showed. One of the artists of the Renaissance was Donatello. His works of art influence artists of his age and even today. He created a sense of realism and humanity in his work. Donatello was born on 1386 in Florence, Italy. He died at age 80 also in Florence Italy. Donatello lived a long life and created many masterpieces that were known by many people....   [tags: statue, st john the evangelist] 646 words
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A Visit to Durham Cathedral - A Visit to Durham Cathedral A World Heritage Site must be "An example of a type of building or architectural ensemble." by the world heritage committee guidelines or the international council on monuments and sites states it must be "A building which is historically of the highest importance." Durham fulfilled the criteria and was awarded the title world heritage site in 1996. I believe Durham cathedral became a world heritage site because it shows the earliest example of rib vaults and proto flying buttresses outside of Italy....   [tags: Papers] 660 words
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Seeing Things from a Different Perspective in Raymond Carver's Story, Cathedral - In Raymond Carver’s story “Cathedral” the narrator learns what it means to “see” through someone who cannot. To see is to be able to view the things around us while putting aside preconceived notions or fear about these objects or people. In order for this to occur once must overcome what they feel is out of the ordinary and learn to accept things as they are. At first the narrator is doesn’t accept the man and uncomfortable around Robert. The narrator soon comes to understand this when he puts aside his fears, and judgments that he can see more than what meets the eye, and the freedom that comes along with this seeing....   [tags: literary criticism] 668 words
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Hunchback of Notre Dame - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME In Paris, under the reign of Louis XI, the annual Festival of Fools is underway. From atop the mighty Notre Dame cathedral, Quasimodo, a deformed hunchback who rings the bells, looks down on the crowd in contempt. Also in the crowd is Dom Claude, the kindly priest of Notre Dame, and his evil brother, Jehan. Clopin, a gypsy who has been crowned "King of the Beggars," calls for his adopted daughter Esmeralda to dance for the group. As Esmeralda passes by the window of Gudule, the old woman curses her, for years before her daughter had been stolen by gypsies....   [tags: essays research papers] 673 words
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Cathedral by Raymond Carver - This essay is going to be about “Cathedral” which is a short story written by Raymond Carver. Cathedral is simply the narrative of a man and his acceptance and understanding of a blind man. The man himself is a symbol of the overlying theme of the story, which is overcoming one’s personal prejudice. Throughout the story the narrator shows that he has a predetermined mindset of what a blind man is, his struggles, and his lifestyle. The author shows that the narrator’s stubbornness affects both his relationship with his wife, and his personal evocation of emotions....   [tags: short story analysis] 689 words
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Examining How Medieval Universities Have Impacted Modern Universities - One major contribution from the Middle Ages that has made a profound impact which still affects us today is the rise of universities and higher education. This new form of community teaching led to a rapid increase in the percentage of people who were literate in the Middle Ages and continued to flourish into a world-wide phenomenon which has changed the world of today and allows millions of people to delve deeper into their preferred area of interest and allow them to obtain a degree. Around 800-1050 A.D., prior to the formation of universities, getting an education was extremely difficult....   [tags: higher Education, college, history of education] 689 words
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Saint Sernin Of Toulouse And Notre Dame Of Paris - Saint Sernin of Toulouse and Notre Dame of Paris      When one thinks of St. Sernin and Notre Dame, one tends to think of two beautiful cathedrals, not to churches that portray two totally different styles of architecture. Those two styles are, of course, Romanesque in St. Sernin and the Gothic style of Notre Dame. Some characteristics that these two buildings share include quest for height, basic floor plan, and artistic flair. The period of Romanesque architecture, which lasted roughly from 1050 A.D....   [tags: Architecture Compare Contrast Essays] 694 words
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Cathedral - Cathedral The story is about a blind man who visits a married couple. He is an old friend of the wife, but the husband does not look forward to see the blind man (called Robert) because he does not know what to expect. He has never known any blind persons and his picture of these is based on a very little foundation. He has a lot of prejudices against Robert, but during his visit he changes his opinion about him. While watching TV together they get each other to know better and the husband finds out that he actually likes his company....   [tags: essays research papers] 696 words
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Religious Rituals Around the World - ... The focus was immediately shifted to the front of the sacred site to the heart of the Cathedral, the sanctuary. Key components of the sanctuary were the Bishops chair, Altar and the Ambo. The sanctuary is designed in order to give a sense of community and a sense of gathered people around the altar. ‘The Bishop’s chair is centred in the sanctuary and is lined with a steel framing. This evokes the presence of Bishops as chief pastor in his cathedral’ (Cathedral of St Stephen’s, 2014). The altar is the groundwork of the area where the Eucharist is received and where the Bishop’s chair and the Ambo are placed (refer to Figure 1.6 & 1.3)....   [tags: ceremonies, sacred areas, beliefs] 700 words
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The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis - ... started in 1912 and finished at 1988. In recognition of the beauty of this church Pope John Paul II designated the Cathedral of St. Louis a Basilica in 1997. There is two different designs for the interior and the exterior because they want it too be all as Byzantine style interior, However the neighbors at that time did not like the exterior design because it does not goes with the style of the neighborhood thus they build the exterior as Romanesque style. The unique things about the Byzantine style interior are the three Domes, the Arches, and the second floor that used females in the old age be attending the Mass at the second floor and the males at the first floor....   [tags: history, church, byzantine style ] 701 words
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Symbolism In Pillars of the Earth - As most proficient authors are aware, the process of developing themes within a work of literature is one of the most important duties of a writer. Authors have numerous methods available to them for this task, including devices such as symbolism. Ken Follett, author of The Pillars of the Earth, uses symbolism frequently throughout his novel (which is set in 12th century England and follows the dramatic events surrounding the construction of a cathedral). Follett employs several symbols, including the cathedral, the English monarchy, and fire, to aid him in conveying themes concerning the power of faith in achieving one’s goals....   [tags: Ken Follet, meaninglessness, symbolism] 727 words
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The King of Franks: Charles the Great or Charlemagene - ... Unlike Charlemagne, Ottonian’s created a lot of metal work mainly in the form of manuscripts as a cover for books.The influence of Early Christianity reflected on both rulers through its art portraying stories from their christian belief’s. During the early middle ages, the Roman Empire began to decline. Rude people known as the Germanic Barbarians begun to migrate into Europe. As a result, three different cultures fused together marking the beginning of the dark ages. With the fusion of Christianity, Greco-Roman heritage and the cultures of the Barbarians, the visual arts of the Early Middle Ages changed for a long time....   [tags: christian, belief, art, books] 734 words
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Cathedral by Raymond Carver - The views we have are what shapes us. Sometimes we have vast knowledge of certain ideas. Other times we are limited in what we can understand. We are given the choice of finding out more of said idea or choosing to remain as is. Cathedral by Raymond Carver is a story that gives us a look into what it is like to have a our views changed through experiencing them first hand. We are introduced to the story by narration from the main character and gives the reader a brief summary of how his wife and the blind man met....   [tags: short story analysis] 737 words
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Emily Dickinson's There's a Certain Slant of Light - In Emily Dickinson’s lyrical poem “There’s a certain slant of light” she describes a revelation that is experienced on cold “winter afternoons.” Further she goes to say that this revelation of self “oppresses, like the Heft of Cathedral Tunes” and causes “Heavenly Hurt”, yet does not scare for it is neither exterior nor permanent. This only leaves it to be an internal feeling, and according to Dickinson that is where all the “Meanings” lie. There’s no way for this feeling to be explained, all that is known is that it is the “Seal Despair”, and an “imperial affliction”....   [tags: essays research papers] 746 words
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Description of Saint Paul's Cathedral in England - I have had many experiences that changed my outlook towards life. One of them was when I went to London, England. It was called St. Paul’s Cathedral. I had never been to a “cathedral” before, and I didn’t especially care to go and look at one. But my coach made me, and when we got there I heard a voice in my head yelling, “You’re going to hate this!” Regardless I was there and without chance to leave, so I figured I might as well try to appreciate it. Boy, am I glad I did because as I stood at the bottom of the enormous concrete steps towards the doors of St....   [tags: cathedral, london, st. paul's] 769 words
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Cathedral by Raymond Carver - Cathedral by Raymond Carver In Raymond Carver?s ?Cathedral?, the conventional ideas often associated with blindness and sight are challenged. By juxtaposing his two male characters, Carver is able to effectively explore sight and its seemingly simplistic relationship with learning and knowledge. As well, he addresses the barriers imposed by the human tendency to rely on vision as the sole means of experiencing the world. At the beginning of the story, the narrator?s perception on blind people as individuals who ?moved slowly and never laughed....   [tags: Papers Cathedral Raymond Carver Essays]
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Renaissance Artists: Lorenzo Ghiberti - This paper argues whether or not Lorenzo Ghiberti is a true renaissance artist. Lorenzo di Cione Ghiberti, the son of a goldsmith from Florence, Italy, would become one of the most influential artists of the early Renaissance. As a child prodigy, he received his first commission at the age of 23. Ghiberti multi-tasked a bunch of his work including the doors of the Florence Baptistery and many statues. He was a student of humanism and incorporated much of its philosophy into his work. Ghiberti’s mother married Cione Ghiberti in 1370, and they lived in Pelago near Florence; at some point later she went to Florence and lived there as the common-law wife of a goldsmith named Bartolo di Miche...   [tags: renaissance artist, doors] 808 words
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Blindness in Cathedral by Raymond Carver - ... These events can infer that their marriage is unstable and the wife is potentially attempting to seek attention or a stronger emotional connection from Robert because she does not passionately connect her husband. The husband expresses resentment against Robert, but during his visit he changes his opinion about him. Throughout Robert’s visit, the husband attempts to become more acquainted with being around a blind man and realizes that he actually enjoys Robert’s company. Therefore, the history and appearance of the Cathedral allows the husband to experience being blind by taking out the time to communicate with Robert on a sympathetic level....   [tags: literature, isolation, robert] 820 words
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France: The Eiffel Tower - ... One of these major contributions includes agriculture. After the United States, France is the world’s largest agricultural producer. As a matter of fact, France accounts for about one-third of all agricultural land within the European Union, making it the largest agricultural producer in the Union. France is also the second-largest trading nation in Western Europe, falling second to Germany (“Background Note: France”). Some of the country’s major trading partners include Germany, Spain, the Unites Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, the United States, and the Netherlands (“France”, 1)....   [tags: paris, french, romance, german occupation] 820 words
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Comparing Two Dramatic Comedies: Raymond Carver’s Cathedral and Guy de Maupassant’s The Jewelry - ... The ending of the story is vague as to the events following the narrator’s climatic moment. In Guy de Maupassant’s The Jewelry, the protagonist, M. Lantin, marries a poor girl who gains an obsession with theater and fake jewelry after her husband suggests she go with fellow wives. The man goes into a depression after his wife, Madame Lantin, dies from pneumonia. Unable to understand how his wife managed to make sure all the bills were paid and still buy more fake jewelry, Lantin decided to pawn off her fake jewelry....   [tags: self-discovery, plot, marriage]
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Freedom through Perception - The tone of Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral” is sincere. The author generates sincerity through the use of imagery, diction and the narrator’s direct address of the reader. The tone allows for a dynamic change in the reader, from revulsion to sympathy. At the beginning, the reader can perceive more than the narrator (Bub) can. This creates a curious response that demands a change in Bub`s awareness. However, the reader then follows a path of compassion when Bub lowers his self-conscious shield, shares an intimate friendship, and goes through an epiphany....   [tags: Raymond Carver's Cathedral] 824 words
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Les Cathedrales - Les Cathedrales Les Cathedrales are an important part of almost any society. They provide the communities in which they stand with an amazing sense of prosperity and pride. The term cathedral derives from the Latin word Cathedra, which means throne for the bishop. A cathedral is the bishops church, the administrative center of the dioceses and the spiritual center for the entire region. In le moyen age cathedrals also served as the focus of city life. The construction of these important cultural edifices was a long, tedious and extremely painstaking process....   [tags: Papers] 827 words
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Raymond Carver's Cathedral - The narrator in Raymond Carver's "Cathedral" has two fully functional eyes, in which he chooses never to use to their full potential. The eyes of the narrator are biased, insecure, jealous, and very limited in what they choose to see. This inability to see is made apparent when he is forced to meet and converse with a blind man. The narrator's perception of the world around him, and blurred vision, is resolved by a great irony in the story when Roger helps the narrator see past his prejudice outlook on life....   [tags: Raymond Carver Papers] 834 words
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Seville - Seville Spanish SEVILLA, ancient Hispalis, city and capital of the provincia of Seville, in the Andalusia comunidad autónoma ("autonomous community") of southern Spain. Seville lies on the left (east) bank of the Guadalquivir River at a point about 54 miles (87 km) north of the Atlantic, and about 340 miles (550 km) southwest of Madrid. An inland port, it is the chief city of Andalusia and the fourth largest in Spain. It was important in history as a cultural centre, as a capital of Muslim Spain, and as a centre for Spanish exploration of the New World....   [tags: Papers] 836 words
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Cathedral by Raymond Carver - Raymond Carver, the author of “Cathedral” uses characterization to describe the main character, the narrator’s development in the story upon meeting a blind man. This blind man, Robert, unintentionally changes the narrator’s perspective on life and on himself. The narrator first starts off as an arrogant, close minded individual who later opens his mind and is introduced to new perspectives of life. The most important element used in this writing is characterization because it makes the reader change perspectives on how the narrator develops throughout the story and deeply goes into a lot of detail to support the narrator’s development....   [tags: characterization, story and character analysis] 837 words
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Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame Viewed from the outside, a more horrific being never lived. Everything he presented to the world: twisted legs, a deformed spine, oversized hands, and a monocled visage crowned by a mane of hair the rust color of autumn leaves, made him a most insufferable man in the eyes of the people. Ostracized from a society who never hesitated to jeer at his ugliness, Quasimodo, the monster of Notre Dame, bore all abuse with unremitting stoicism while taking shelter behind the walls of his refuge&emdash;the cathedral....   [tags: Hunchback of Notre Dame Essays] 839 words
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Raymond Carver's Cathedral - In Raymond Carver's short story, "Cathedral", we follow along with the narrator as he unknowingly describes his own prejudice , in which he is kept from appreciating more than can be seen and ultimately begins to understand that he is the one who is blind and unfulfilled through his interaction with a blind man. The metaphors of the bound men, found in Plato's "The Allegory of the Cave", can be related to the ignorance and prejudice of the unfulfilled narrator of "Cathedral", as the bound men suffer from a literal blindness and the narrator of "Cathedral" suffers from a metaphorical blindness, both of which will keep them from the truth and skew their perception of reality....   [tags: prejudice, blindness, substance abuse]
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