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Beowulf and Anglo-Saxon Symbolism - Anglo Saxon’s history is well known for their loyalty, courage and bravery. Beowulf our protagonist is symbolized as a hero, who represents the Anglo Saxons at the time. Beowulf earns his fame and respect through battling creatures nobody else would want to face. These creatures symbolize the evil that lurks beyond the dark. Beowulf’s intense battle with these creatures’ symbolizes the epic battle of good versus evil. In the end good triumphs over evil but one cannot avoid death. Beowulf’s death can be symbolized as the death of the Anglo Saxons....   [tags: Epic Poems, Grendel, Anglo-Saxon] 843 words
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The Basketball Hall of Fame - The spire, topped with a glowing basketball and detached from the main concourse, can be seen from as far away as Holyoke, dictating to the onlooker the function of the building. Through the twists and turns of the highway, the beacon disappears and reappears until finally, you have reached your destination, the hub of the game of basketball, a complex dedicated to its history and housing its memorabilia. You are at the Basketball Hall of Fame, and the building makes sure to tell you so. Its massive sphere, which at night is lit with blinking and fading lights that swirl around the silver façade of the enormous orb, is a less than subtle allusion to the motion of a spinning basketball....   [tags: travel, sports, museums,] 1919 words
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The Truth within Creation Myths - In the dictionary, a myth is “an ancient story; a traditional story about heroes or supernatural beings, often attempting to explain the origins of natural phenomena or aspects of human behavior”, which, in the context of our lessons, is correct. But this definition is so logical and steely that it couldn’t possibly encompass even a fraction of the meaning that they held for the people who created them, and, thus, believed them to be not fiction, but truth. When early man began pining for answers to everyday occurrences, they found them, usually....   [tags: myths, ] 2260 words
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A Comparison of The Middle Ages vs. The Renaissance - The Middle Ages and Renaissance where worlds apart in every aspect of life. In areas of art, tools such as perspective, realism, and individualism showed the great leap in creativity during the Renaissance. Likewise, the worldly individual, or the “Renaissance Man”, was an improvement over the ignorant, spiritual man of the Middle Ages. Also, the revival of classical learning and education that occurred in the Renaissance was the exact opposite of the suppression of learning during the Middle Ages....   [tags: The Middle Ages/Renaissance] 1525 words
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A Case Study in White Collar Crime: Kirk Wright - John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt was a Harvard graduate, Founder of a hedge fund, CEO and portfolio manager of International Management Associates LLC. John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt swindles millions of dollars from his clients. IMA collapsed in 2006, when Jingleheimer Schmidt wrote bad checks to his client and investor NFL football players. John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt was charged with security fraud and money laundering. John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt was looking to served jail sentence of approximately 710 years when he grew a flower in his jail cell....   [tags: White collar Crime, criminal justice, Kirk Wright,]
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The Ninwocka: Adam's Story - “Master, our engines have failed,” yelled Ninwocka B-23, “We are currently falling towards the main populous center of Sol 3. What should we do?” After a few seconds, the shrill voice of the master filled B-23's ears. “Try to crash in a city. Then, kill all sentient beings that reside there. We will send a mono-pod to collect you and any loot you find there.” B-23 readjusted his trajectory course. The city was still asleep as the ship crashed into a small island in the largest sea of the planet, which, to its residents, was known as earth....   [tags: science fiction, ] 925 words
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Alistair's Heroism - Alistair awoke suddenly. He looked around. Nothing. He could have sworn that he heard something. He must have dreamt it. Alistair was just about to drift back to sleep when he heard it again. It was a slight rustling. Alistair rose from the cold mat serving as his bed. He had to discover what that was. He pulled on his dirty, patchwork cloak and rushed through the creaky door. Torbin, his master, wouldn’t even notice his absence. Alistair quickly ran towards the bushes where he had heard the noise....   [tags: heroes, fantasy,] 1055 words
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the greatest minds of his time. Most will remember him for his many masterpieces including, the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. But he did more than just draw works of art; he was also an inventor and a mathematician who studied a large variety of subjects. Leonardo’s life is more fascinating than any one man could imagine, this is why I shale give you a glimpse into the life of one of the greatest minds in all of history. He may be dead but his work still lives on. Leonardo Da Vinci was born on Saturday April 19, 1452 at about 10:30p.m., just out side the small village of Vinci, in Italy’s Tuscany region (Kalz 20)....   [tags: Biography]
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Tokyo, Japan - People rushing around with a sense of urgency and leisure to their given destinations, the succulent smell of delicious food gently floating through the air, city lights rebounding off of building windows against the scene of the setting sun. This is a scene in Tokyo, Japan and given the chance to visit any place in the world, Tokyo is on the top of that list. I would travel to Tokyo because it's one of the biggest, most high tech, most exciting, and its appealing rich culture. The first reason Japan intrigues me is its immense size from the city landscapes to the country side scenery....   [tags: Travel] 814 words
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Leonardo Da Vinci: A Man of Many Things - Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the greatest minds of his time. Most will remember him for his many masterpieces including The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and The Vitruvian Man. But he did more than just draw works of art; he was also an inventor and a mathematician who studied a large variety of subjects. Leonardo’s life is more fascinating than any one man could imagine. He may be dead, but his work still lives on. Leonardo Da Vinci was born on Saturday April 19, 1452, just outside the small village of Vinci, in Italy’s Tuscany region (Kalz 20)....   [tags: Biography]
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The Power of Electricity: Ampere Watt - When one looks upon the history of carbon-based life forms, a long list of miraculous contributions to the progression of humankind arises. One that is indubitably imperative is the fascinating and mesmerizing power of electricity. Electricity allows all of us to live life easier with more skill. It has provided children and adults with information, entertainment, and most importantly, time together. Not one person on earth knew this fact better than Mr. Ampere Watt. Mr. Watt had a love for physics when he was in high school, that being so he dedicated his post-educational life to the wonderful world of electricity....   [tags: Biography] 788 words
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Winter Olympics - Every four years, the world's greatest athletes gather for the ultimate test of skill and strength: the Game of Parmistan. OK, no. They gather for the Summer Olympics. And, like some bizarre divorce settlement, every alternate even year provides us the Winter Olympics. An event which, no matter how much people (including myself) enjoy it, still has a "red-headed stepchild" quality to it. There's a little less fanfare, a little less promotion, and the athletes are a little less known (excluding "Flying Tomato" Shaun White, who really needs to cut his fucking hair now, OK?)....   [tags: Sports] 798 words
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Hybrid Solar Lighting - Hybrid Solar Lighting Introduction Hybrid Solar Lighting (HSL) is a type of lighting system that combines natural solar lighting with standard electrical lighting. This system directs pure sunlight into the interior of a building. Benefits of HSL include money savings, increased office productivity, and agricultural development. Sunlight Direct, manufacturer of HSL systems, is conducting beta tests in 12 locations in the United States. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District was one of the first to facilitate HSL testing....   [tags: Energy] 854 words
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Becoming a Coach - As we run towards the field, I can hear the echoes of the enormous crowd roaring down on the player’s entrance of the Texan’s Stadium. My team gallops behind me like wild horses that are ready for a stampede. I move them forward to reach their destination. Just as I reach the entrance into the dome, where the fog rises up to give that more dramatic feeling, I think back and wonder, “What got me here today?” “What made me who I am today?” Four years of kinesiology leading the way to pee-wee football where letting everyone play; turned into high school football, where the best players play....   [tags: Personal Experience] 756 words
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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald's Work: Still Alive Today - In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald pictured his and millions’ of Americans lives in the 1920s as an amusement park glittering with excitement as people attempted to forget reality and finally as their illusions were ultimately shattered by reality when the lights went out. Americans took many rides in this park, including those of alcohol, love, and money. The rides stopped, and they realized that their dreams could not be bought and that play could not last forever. Some would never return to the park, but many finally did come back with a little more common sense and reality....   [tags: American Literature] 1605 words
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Dream of the Red Chamber - Dream of the Red Chamber is a book that depicts the life of a Chinese aristocratic family. The novel describes the life of the women in Chinese aristocracy and their declining fortune. The story is full of dreams and begins with a myth of the stone. This story tells how the Goddess Nugua repaired the Dome of Heaven. She began with thirty six thousand five hundred and one stones, but had one left over. This stone would be reincarnated several times on earth. Pao-yu the hero of the novel is the reincarnation of the stone....   [tags: Literature Review] 977 words
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Museum Studies - The representation of trauma in the Australian War Memorial (AWM) and Sydney Jewish Museum (SJM) are governed by the cultural context in which they reside. Both institutions offer insightful and deeply moving historical recounts, commemorating those who lost their lives during conflict. Patent parallels can be draw between Charles Bean and John Saunders, founders of the commemorative monuments, as their experiences enabled the remembrance of human loss and trauma. “The only memorial which could be worthy of them was the bare and uncoloured story of their part in the war.” – Charles Bean c....   [tags: Museums]
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Exploring The Natural History Museum - The Natural History Museum is extraordinary place to explore and learn. It’s fun and breathtaking. The museum served as an agricultural fairground from 1872 until 1910. The original structure of the building from the 1913 and today’s structure are combined with a blend of many styles. Like a Spanish Renaissance ornamentation in the terracotta trimmings. There is a Romanesque style in the arched windows and the brick walls. The Beaux-Arts tradition is a T-shape floor plan. The building measures 75 feet in diameter with three wings....   [tags: Museum] 2048 words
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Apple Picking - . Lily knew this would only happen in a million years. Mare’s baking was anything but good. ‘I’ll just take some of my apples to Bellah's home down the street, thought Lily, she makes the best pies ever. Later on she would then take a couple pies home to her mother and family and surprise everybody for tomorrow’s breakfast. Her mother’s strength was with her landscaping of rose gardens; she could live on the scent of roses, if she wanted to. Lily knew her history as well as any other student her age....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 2150 words
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The Valley of the Alimbics - Aboard the Galactic Federation medical frigate Redemption, Samus Aran lays in dormancy, still incapacitated from the injury she sustained on Anadyr V. Her suit is removed; the laser blast from the Crimson Hunters fighter damaged her suit badly enough that she had to be removed from it while it is being repaired. Corporal Preston stands in the viewing section of the medical facility, watching Samus while medical personnel worked on her suit. As Samus rests, a vision sweeps over her mind. Within seconds, she finds herself as a ghost inside a large cavern....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 896 words
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Motion Sickness Treatments - Remember a time when you are sick to your stomach while riding on a bus, on a rocking boat or a bumpy airplane ride. Then you know the discomfort of motion sickness. Although it can not be considered as a long-term problem, motion sickness can make your life a little miserable, especially for those people who do a lot of traveling, although the more travels made, the more you get used to motion. For most people, motion sickness is just a minor annoyance. Some people, however, can be incapacitated by motion sickness....   [tags: Health Care] 1779 words
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Comparing Scientific Theories - Carl G. Hempel was of the most influential proponents of what is now regarded as the classic view of explanation in science. In his work, Philosophy of Natural Science, he created the deductive-nomological model which is the following account of scientific explanation, where an explanation is set out as a formalized argument. This is the principle format for works such as Aristotle’s Physica, Ptolemy’s Almagest, Newton’s Principia and Opticks, Franklin’s Electricity, Lavoisie’s Chemistry, and Lyell’s Geology....   [tags: Science] 1458 words
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The Timeless 20's - As people entered the 1920s, all they hoped for was that there would not be another “Great War”; they got their wish, and a whole lot more. Other nations stood aside in awe as the United States rapidly advanced in every field, and then invented new technology in order to advance further. Not once did the United States falter as it advanced into the next decade. No doubt remained by the end of these wonderful ten years that America was the leader of the Western world. The 1920s were called the “Roaring 20s”, and they easily merited this name, from the deafening din of Tin Pan Alley and the fantastic compositions of George Gershwin to the silence of Calvin Coolidge; however, the end of this decade was marred by the massive stock crash and the resulting Great Depression, which left many businessmen and factory workers alike without a job, but people were able to forget what had happened to them when they sunk into the comforts of television....   [tags: U.S. History]
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Ansel Adams Hero Paper - Heros aren't just the ones you see in movies, comic books, or stories. They aren't super strong, or can fly. So what is a hero. A hero is a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal. Whether it's a neighbor saving a little girls cat from a tree, or a fireman saving you from a burning building, they can both be heros to you. Everybody has a hero. It's somebody you look up to and want to be like. They can be a model, photographer, celebrity, singer, or even a family member....   [tags: Biography]
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The Sydney Opera House - Executive Summary Risk management is a major success key of project management in business world. With major budget overruns in parallel with significant delays, Sydney Opera House is a real example of poor risk management. Risk management requires effective planning, budgeting, and scheduling. First of all, the highest risks should be identified and evaluated in order to find methods to reduce their impact and exposure. Then, factors that cause risk should be addressed while factors that only correlate with the negative impact but do not affect it may be omitted....   [tags: Risk Management]
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CE-5 - The large disk shaped craft hovering over us turned out to be a ‘campus bus.’ Though a craft capable of full flight, the Bouncers used this type of craft mainly for ‘ground’ transportation. The craft was a living cliché, for it could be best described as a “flying saucer.” Our suits filled with rainwater, Sara and I accepted Zinnia’s invitation to come on board. As I floated in through the central hatch, I noticed there were passenger seats all around arranged in concentric circles and divided into sectors by radial passageways....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1109 words
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Ogdensburg, New York: Waiting to One Day Flourish Again - Ogdensburg, New York is on the border of the United States and Canada along the St. Lawrence River. Growing up in northern New York, jobs were plentiful and people seemed happy. Houses were clean, well kept, and the yards picked up. During the summers, my family and friends would camp, boat, Jet Ski, tube, and swim on the St. Lawrence River. While visiting the city recently, it was apparent the city had changed. Houses, including the one I grew up in, are in need of a lot of repair. Despite the advantages of the St....   [tags: Economics ] 673 words
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Truman is more like a rat in a cage than a “true man”. - Truman Burbank, as the unwitting main star in “The Truman Show”, is trapped in a world that appears on the surface to be normal, almost perfect. He has a loving wife, a good job, friendly neighbours and people who stop him on the streets of Seahaven to talk to him. However, Seahaven is not the ideal place that it seems. Truman is more like a rat in a cage, controlled by his “Creator” Christof. Despite the false nature of everything and everyone that surrounds him, Truman ultimately proves himself to be a “true man”....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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The Validity of Existing Pool Boiling Curve Models for Spheres in Nitrogen - ... When quenching is used as a method for boiling, the difference in temperature between the fluid and the heated surfaces is initially large; therefore, film boiling occurs first. During film boiling, a layer of vapor encloses the heated surfaces where heat is transferred by convection and radiation. These methods of transfer through vapor are far less effective at transferring heat than the conduction and convection through the liquid [2]. At the Leidenfrost point, the film begins to break off to form jets or bubbles after the amount of heat transfer reaches a local minimum [2]....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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The Second Set of Doors at the Baptistery - ... Andrea Pisano used this same layout when he created the first set of Baptistery doors, twenty-eight panels arranged in seven rows of four. Both the guilds commissioning the work of art and the artists completing it understood the importance of assistants. By the year of 1407 Ghiberti had employed over twenty-five assistants, including Donatello and Michelozzo. These assistant artists were closely supervised by Ghiberti, often times completing the simpler tasks and leaving the ornate work to the master artist....   [tags: Art History]
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Humanism and Its Effects on Renaissance Art - ... From Pollaiuolo creator of the engraving Battle of the Nudes to Michelangelo's David the human form was not about reality but idealism the ultimate portrayal of God's ultimate creation. This perfected view of the human form can also be seen later in Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man and Michelangelo's muscular figures whether male or female. Humanism’s affects did not stop there. The topics of paintings also began to change. Botticelli’s Primavera and The Birth of Venus depict this change clearly. Both show mythological themes....   [tags: Art History]
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The Atlantis Resort - ... Besides Dolphin Cay Atlantis offers The Dig. The Dig is an 11,00 year old lost continent and is home to some of the world’s most exotic sea creatures. One can also snorkel the Ruins Lagoon. Guests can walk through the 100-foot clear underwater tunnel submerged in the Lagoon, called Predator Lagoon. One can go on the Maya Temple Shark Lagoon, which is a clear tunnel slide that goes right through the lagoon. There are many other lagoons on at Atlantis one can adventure through also, such as: Reef Lagoon, Hibiscus Lagoon, Seagrapes Lagoon, Stingray Lagoon, Royal Ray Lagoon, and Water’s Edge Lagoon....   [tags: Travel & Leisure]
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The Molecular Regulation of Diaphragm Development - ... The anterior musculature of the diaphragm forms two distinct muscle bundles, and is different from the peripheral muscles. The anatomical importance of these muscular bundles is that it is thought that the medial and lateral aspects of the bundles are the areas prone to herniation. The genes that are expressed in the development of the anterior diaphragm are: Slit3, and LOX. Liu et al. (2003) investigated the role of Slit3 in mice, by introducing the Slit3 gene embryonic cells of mice. It was found that Slit3 null mice developed a significantly thinner anterior tendon than in wild-type mice, as well as the connective tissue being disorganized....   [tags: Anatomy ]
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Ode to the West Wind: Blow My Mind - ... The major irony about this work is that in writing about his, “inabilities” he was able to convey his great gift of poeticism and eloquence (Bloom 1-22). “Ode to the West Wind” is a poem, broken up into five separate sonnets with a meter of iambic pentameter and a terza rima , or chain rhyme scheme. This rhyme scheme was used to symbolize the hope of progress, or the idea that no matter happens the world will always keep moving forward (TTM’s Guide). Also, the fact that, in the poem, Shelley is directly addressing the wind signifies the personal tie Shelley has to this poem....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Life's Not a Breeze - ... There are many instances of imagery that could be used to describe a funeral. In lines 6 through 8, Shelley describes the process of the Wind spreading seeds around the world by using phrases such as “their dark wintry bed… where they lie cold and low each like a corpse within its grave.” Also, in canto two, Shelley describes the coming of a devastating storm as the “dome of a vast sepulchre vaulted with all thy congregated might.” An important motif of this poem is the harshness of colors. Shelley paints a very vivid picture of the Wind’s mighty power by referencing an array of vibrant colors such as yellow, black, pale, red, blue, and gray....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Nuclear Power: Energy for the Future - ... This plentiful and powerful source of energy is used to power around sixteen percent of the world. An amazing number considering that a limited number of countries have access to this kind of technology. That number jumps to twenty percent for the U.S.A. and up to seventy-five percent for France, and seventy-six for Lithuania (Rahn). And all of this power has been made creating less damage to the environment. Consumption of fuel in nuclear reactors is around 2,000 metric tons per year, this is a miniscule amount when compared to the tons of coal consumed each year, which is currently 6.74 billion and expected to grow to a staggering 9.98 billion by 2030 (Marshall).All of that coal is burned and turned into pollution that is eradicated into the air....   [tags: Energy ]
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An Individuals Nature - ... Wordsworth, when speaking about himself in this passage, says that he is “well pleased to recognize/ In nature and the language of the sense/ The anchor of my purest thoughts, the nurse,/ The guide, the guardian of my heart, and soul/ Of all my moral being”(Wordsworth, 107- 111). To Wordsworth, nature was so important to him because he felt as if it was a part of him. He felt it was his compass and guide in his life. His view of nature is that he has grown and expanded because of what he experienced from it....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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Film Analysis: "Scarface" vs. "The Departed" - ... Director Martin Scorsese references Scarface: The Shame of the Nation in several allusive scenes throughout the film The Departed. There are three scenes in Scarface in which a shot of an illuminated sign can be seen from Tony’s apartment window displaying the words, “The World Is Yours”. In fact, the film ends with a close-up of this shot as if it were a tribute to the ironic conclusion of the life of a gangster, in Tony’s case, death. This statement is also symbolic of the ambition and drive of the criminal to achieve wealth and success, and in many cases, the power that is a component of that lifestyle....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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“The House of Night”: Romantic Propaganda against the King - ... He finds that the creature is accompanied by a young boy who tells the narrator that Death has been cast out of his role over the “dying or the dead” (line 126). He does not give the reason why death has lost his place, but instead tells the narrator that he must stay at Death’s side and care for him. As the narrator sits next to Death, the creature begins to brag about all of the ways he would lure people to his domain. In the seventy-first stanza, there is another mention about those fighting for the Revolution....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Duccio’s Maestà - ... Duccio’s Maestà towered over six feet and consisted of fifty-five framed panels painted with egg-based tempera. Madonna Enthroned, the largest section of the entire structure, dominated the front plane of the altarpiece. The same side was comprised of scenes of the life of Mary from Annunciation to her death (fig. 4). The reverse side compiled the life of Christ into 42 separate panels from the Baptism of Christ to events occurring after Resurrection (fig. 5). Many ages of art shine through Duccio’s portraying of Mary in Madonna Enthroned (fig....   [tags: Art ]
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The Truman Show and Behavioral Psychology: Why a Utopian World is Unattainable - ... Although it’s unclear exactly how, Christof tried to make it almost impossible for her to have any future effects on Truman’s life. Everything around Truman is telling him he should be satisfied with the life he’s given in Seahaven and the wife he has at home, but he’s just not, contrary to Christof’s plan for the show and Truman’s life. The mere fact that people can have desires apart from their conditioning makes Christof’s control incomplete. His control breaks down when Truman’s desires branch off from Christof’s imposed ideals (from his choice for the ‘role’ of Truman’s wife to his geographical location)....   [tags: Psychology, Film]
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