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Art and Math: Golden Ratio and the De Divina Proportione - ... It was often used by Leonardo Da Vinci in several of his paintings. All key dimensions of the room and table in Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” were based on the Golden Ratio, known as the Divine Proportion in the Renaissance. In Michaelangelo’s painting of “The Creation of Adam” the finger of God touches the finger of Adam precisely on the golden ratio point of the width and height on the area that contains them both. Botticelli compared “The Birth of Venus” with several different golden ratio points, all coming to the woman’s naval and bottom tip of her right elbow....   [tags: Piero De Francesca, Polykleitos, M. C. Escher] 647 words
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A Golden Age : Book Review - Synopsis As Rehana Haque awakes one March morning, she may be forgiven for feeling happy. Today she will throw a party for her son and daughter. In the garden of the house she has built, her roses are blooming; her children are almost grown up; and beyond their doorstep, the city is buzzing with excitement after recent elections. Change is in the air. But none of the guests at Rehana's party can foresee what will happen in the days and months that follow. For this is East Pakistan in 1971, a country on the brink of war....   [tags: Tahmima Anam] 1755 words
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Demonstrating the Golden Rule in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - ... Atticus treats Tom Robinson how he would want to be treated. Atticus knows he is going to lose th case due to the extensive amounts of racism in the county. However, this does not stop him from trying his best for Tom Robinson, as he would want others to do for him if he was in trouble. Another example of Atticus demonstrating the Golden Rule is when he tells Scout not to fight others and when he tells Jem and Scout not to mock the Radleys. He wants his children to treat everyone as they would want to be treated also....   [tags: forgiving, mocking, racism]
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Japanese Culture: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden - ... Geisha are also “taught how to behave toward people. They learn when it is appropriate to smile and say something kind” to another individual” (Golden 158). The magnificent style of dress that a geisha wears is an important tool within her practice of art. The geisha wears a robe called a kimono. It is not simply any kind of kimono. The kimono is a piece of artwork itself. It is usually a kimono that is designed by the best of the best in the most elegant silk fabrics with vast combinations of vibrant colors, threads and textures....   [tags: woman, happiness, choice]
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Creative Story: The Golden Sock - Creative Story: The Golden Sock Years after Odysseus came from his twenty year trip, Odysseus began to feel restless; he wanted to go on an adventure. He knew that his wife, Penelope would not agree to his decision to go seek the long stolen, "golden sock". To many people, this may be any ordinary sock, but to Ithica, it was different. It was the sock worn on the first person to set foot on the land of Ithica. Odysseus finally decided to go on the journey to seek the "golden sock." He snuck away leaving Penelope a note telling where he is, and what he wants to do....   [tags: essays research papers] 1105 words
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Literary Devices Used in Pullman's, Golden Compass - The novel, The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, is an extraordinary piece of work. The Golden Compass is a story by Philip Pullman. In the book, Lyra must battle her way through deceiving Gobblers, child-taking thieves who cut away their captive’s daemons, which is like the person’s soul. Before she leaves on the trip to find her uncle, the Master gives her a task: to find and give her uncle a compass called an alethiometer, but some people will stop at nothing to take it from her. She also has to prevent people from destroying the Dust, a mysterious substance that is said to unite the universe and kids from Gobblers....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism] 854 words
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Taking a Close Look at the Golden Gate Bridge - ... Decades later, the population kept growing and growing, requiring a bridge to connect the isolated parts of California to San Francisco. For this reason, the Golden Gate Bridge was built, a construction period of four years. During construction, 11 fatalities occurs, of whom 10 fell through the safety net of the scaffold on February 17, 1937. As previously stated, the architect Irving Morrow was responsible for the beauty of the bridge. The bridge was painted orange vermilion, now called “International Orange” because Morrow thought it blended well with the natural environment surrounding the bridge....   [tags: San Francisco iconic structures] 676 words
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Change and Innocence in Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden - ... i. Quote 1: “Beforehand I’d known nothing about mizuage; I was still a naïve girl with little understanding” (Golden 234) 1. S/W: Through the process of becoming a geisha, she must auction off her ‘mizuage’ to the highest bidder. This caused Chiyo to speed up her transformation into adulthood. ii. Quote 2: “Back in my tipsy house on the sea cliffs, I’d been Sakamoto Chiyo. Now my name was Nitta Sayuri” (Golden 280). 1. S/W: With her transformation came a new identity. She was no longer the young Chiyo but rather a mature and experienced geisha....   [tags: Japan, Hardships, Tribulation]
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The Golden Retrievers Perfect Image Tarnished by Cancer - Golden retrievers, their image can be found in marketing and media everywhere; advertisements for vacuum cleaners, brochures for life insurance, baked bean commercials, and even movies. It seems more often than not any marketing geared towards a family will have a golden retriever featured prominently. Though I may be impartial based on temperament alone golden retrievers are difficult to top as a family pet. A well-bred golden’s main goals in life are to love everyone, be as close to their family as possible, and play....   [tags: informative essay]
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Painting: Etude Golden Arrow by Edward Judd - Etude Golden Arrow by Edward Judd From the Modern Beauty. The Aesthetics of Perceptual Simultaneity exhibition of the Florida International University Frost Museum, I have chosen to study the painting Etude Golden Arrow II (translated “Study Golden Arrow II,” pictured above) by French-Canadian artist Edward Judd. Judd painted this piece (20 x 25.5 inches) in his birth country of France circa 1931 under the style known as Synchromism. The painting is a depiction of a train known as Golden Arrow speeding along the tracks, past signaling lights, and past the perspective of the viewer....   [tags: synchronism, oil paintings, paris]
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Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs: Reinforcing Preconceived Notions - Ominous, monolithic wooden doors, slanted backwards to accentuate their apparent height, swing slowly and automatically outward, beckoning the carefully counted herd of visitors into a darkened room lit only with eerie blue light trickling out of hieroglyphic sconces. Doors close behind, the lights dim - so begins the visitor’s journey among the treasures of ancient Egypt. Each visitor’s Egyptian immersion, however, started long before entering the “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs” exhibit at the San Francisco De Young museum....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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The Golden House of Nero - The Golden House of Nero After years of fighting and civil wars, order was finally established throughout the Roman empire during the first century AD with the rule of Augustus. Peace and prosperity followed with the reign of Augustus and with the emperors that came into control after him, and it was during this time that Roman architecture began to move away from the traditional Hellenistic and Greek influences and generate its own style. It was also during this time that Rome was subjected to numerous horrendous fires that destroyed much of the city when it was under the control of the emperor Nero....   [tags: essays papers] 1947 words
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The Golden Spiders Movie and a Recurring Theme of Marxism - Nero Wolfe novels are remarkably known for their theme of good versus evil, rich versus poor, and powerful versus weak. The Golden Spiders by Rex Stout was remade into made for television movie, the plot of the movie very closely follows that of the novel. Wealth, inequity, and mistreatment of migrants are central themes within the novel and it is also prevalent in other Nero Wolfe novels. It is the very typical proletariat versus the bourgeois, the primary argument for Marxist thought. The oppressed poor being manipulated by the rich upper class....   [tags: Sociology ]
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What Factors Explain the Golden Age of the Dutch Republic? - This essay will discuss Dutch excellence in trade, art and literature individually to discern the factors which explain the high standards of distinction these fields achieved during the Golden Age of the Dutch Republic. Although the smallest of the European powers in terms of territory, population, and natural resources, for 150 years the Dutch Republic dominated European trade with approximately half of the world’s total stock of seagoing ships at the zenith of its power.# How did such an insignificant state rise so rapidly, becoming according to contemporary observer Sir William Temple: “the envy of some, the fear of others and the wonder of all their neighbours”?# Shifting commercial p...   [tags: World History ]
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Remembering the Golden Days of Singapore’s Cinemas in the 1970s - Title: Remembering the Golden Days of Singapore’s cinemas in the 1970s Interviewee’s background/objective I have conducted an interview with my dad’s elder sister whose age was 59 this year. My aunt was born to a family of four. In the early days, her place of residence was a one room flat in Market Drive. Since young, her area of interest was film studies and scriptwriting. Despite going through financial hardship, she managed to graduate from Singapore’s polytechnic and started as a scriptwriter in TCS (Mediacorp)....   [tags: popular culture, urbanization, teenagers] 1523 words
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The Golden Rule in Kant and Mill's Ethical Theories - ... 2005, p.79) Moral Laws are a system of guidelines for controlling human behaviour; like society laws. The Ten Commandments set by Moses are moral laws with the commands of a divine being, moral laws can be a set of universal rules that everyone should abide by. Kant argues that: “The moral law cannot be hypothetical in nature, cannot be of the form, ‘if you want such and such, do so and so.’ Wants and consequences cannot figure into what is morally right. Instead, the law itself must be categorical, of the form, ‘Do this’ or ‘Don’t do that’.” (Stumpf, S.E....   [tags: philosophical analysis] 1333 words
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Rembrandt: Premiere Artist of the Dutch Golden Age - Of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn’s work we have an unprecedented catalogue of paintings, drawings, and etchings. He created more than twenty-five-hundred pieces. His paintings numbered more than five-hundred, his etchings, three-hundred and his drawings two-thousand. He captured the beauty in life and religion. His most notable works include his many religious narrative scenes, such as “The Blinding of Samson” or “Christ in the Storm.” Also of note are his many self portraits such as, “Rembrandt and Saskia in the Scene of the Prodigal Son in the Tavern.” He is also known for his depictions of Jesus....   [tags: great European painters]
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Western Ideas Flourished in the Greek Golden Age - ... Over time pieces has fallen off and have became fragmented making it hard to determine where they need to go. While the building appears to be symmetrical with its parts it is actually not. Each drum that makes up a single pillar is different from the pillar next to it. The building looks straight to the naked eye but every stone and every pillar has a slight curve to it. Investigators have determined that these curves were intentional which makes each piece of the Parthenon unique. The building appears to be completely rectangular but it is actually slightly curved....   [tags: parthenon, restoration, athens] 1104 words
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Simple is Gold For the Chinese People in "Golden Mountain" - ... In the book, Choy mentions, “[o]nly paper histories remained, histories blended with talk story”(Choy 51). Furthermore, they do not want to recall their dark pasts by making up stories and telling others that its their real past. Not everyone in the Chinatown is aware of everyone’s “real” histories which is so dark, depressing, and maybe even more worse than Poh-Poh’s, who used to be a servant and worked for the rich Chin family. For example, it is stated in the novel that “[e]veryone knew everyone’s daily business, but not always everyone’s past.”(Choy 61)....   [tags: canada, immigrants, assimilating]
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The Golden Tread Speech by Viscount Sankey: Legal Burden - As goes the famous ‘golden thread’ speech given by Viscount Sankey in Woolmington v DPP ; “No matter what the charge or where the trial, the principle that the prosecution must prove the guilt of the prisoner is part of the common law of England and no attempt to whittle it down can be entertained.” In simpler terms, the general rule above is that the prosecution carries a legal burden to prove the elements of the offence and that the accused only need to raise a defense on a burden that is merely evidential....   [tags: legal, insanity, statutory, offense] 2677 words
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Story of a Streetdog: Golden Retriever Vs. Pittbull - Pacing up and down unknown streets I didn’t know where I was headed. I just kept my four paws moving. Door to door I would go and beg for food. Usually the people were really nice in the neighborhoods I explored but when I received nothing more than a lousy chicken bone I would rummage through every trashcan I could find. Not knowing how I wound up on these streets I just thought it was normal for the world to be my home. It was actually fun not having a set territory that I have to stay in like those “house dogs.” I am free to run and roam where I like....   [tags: Abuse, Fight, Animal] 1730 words
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Greece's Golden Age Under Pericles' Rule - Greece’s Golden Age can be defined as a time of flourishing. There are many changes that occurred during this time that changed Athens for the better. Athens made the important decision of splitting itself from Sparta, who they constantly differed with. “It is from this split that the Athenian Empire was created” (Hunt 80). This split illustrates the certainty that the Athenians possessed in terms of creating a better nation. Athens developed an empire because democracy was expensive. In order for democracy to be created, you need an empire to raise money....   [tags: History, Sparta]
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The Golden Gate Bridge - The Golden Gate Bridge Since the dawn of time, man has had an inherent need to get to the other side. Rivers, canyons, and impassable trails have always hindered the migration of man, leaving him the choice to continue no further, or to “build a bridge and get over it.” The earliest bridges were made of simple materials such as stone, or even a fallen log. Regardless of the material, natural bridges allowed man to explore the “other side.” However, man has never been satisfied with what nature gives him....   [tags: Construction Bridges Engineering Essays]
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Golden Rule and Environmentalism - Golden Rule and Environmentalism Intelligence, humor, simplicity, common sense, lack of philosophical jargon, perspective, wit, answer to questions. In the style of a popular scientist, not a philosopher, Stephen Jay Gould announces his view of an appropriate environmental ethic following the simple, but forever elegant, golden rule. "If we all treated others as we wish to be treated ourselves, then decency and stability would have to prevail"(216), he states. In the spirit of Karen Warren, Gould's perspective on environmentalism 'feels right' to me, as I can connect with acts of respect and benevolence towards humans and can easily extend that feeling to the rest of the earth (especially...   [tags: Environment Ecology Ecological Essays] 1624 words
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Closing the Golden Door - Closing the Golden Door America has, is, and will always be a nation of immigrants: the great melting pot. In the years that have passed since Emma Lazarus’ poem was inscribed on the Statue of Liberty “the golden door” has seen times when it was open wide and times when it was closed shut to almost all immigrants. Many people tend to look at the present immigration problems as a purely modern dilemma. The truth is America has always struggled with the issue of immigration, both legal and illegal....   [tags: Papers] 2599 words
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Geometry Golden - T0e ancient Parthenon in Athens is an example of the Golden rectangle used in Architecture. These are examples of the Golden Rectangle in Art. The Chambered Nautilus Is an example of the spiral shape that fits inside the golden rectangle. Constructing the Golden Rectangle Using The Golden Ratio The ratio, called the Golden Ratio, is the ratio of the length to the width of what is said to be one of the most aesthetically pleasing rectangular shapes. This rectangle, called the Golden Rectangle, appears in nature and is used by humans in both art and architecture....   [tags: essays research papers] 407 words
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Golden Ratio - What is the Golden Ratio The golden ration can occur anywhere. The golden proportion is the ratio of the shorter length to the longer length which equals the ratio of the longer length to the sum of both lengths. The golden ratio is a term used to describe proportioning in a piece. In a work of art or architecture, if one maintained a ratio of small elements to larger elements that was the same as the ratio of larger elements to the whole, the end result was pleasing to the eye. The ratio for length to width of rectangles is 1.61803398874989484820....   [tags: essays research papers] 538 words
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Golden Demon - The Golden Demon (Response) Golden Demon (Konjiki-yasha) is the most important work of Koyo Ozaki, who was a pionner in modern Japanese literature. Since its publication in the form of a serial story in a daily newspaper, the novel has commanded high opinions, and many films and plays have been made of it. The “Golden Demon” synopsis is about a penniless drifter loses the woman he loves when her parents arrange her marriage to a rich playboy. Filled with bitterness and despair, the young man devotes his life to acquiring great wealth, which gradually turns him into a ruthless money lender....   [tags: essays research papers] 533 words
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Golden Rice - 'Golden Rice': Who Would Have Thought Something So Dry Could Raise So Much Controversy. Heated debate over the bioengineering of a type of rice that has come to be called 'golden rice' has been taking place in the past five years. Exploration of the possibilities that would follow the mapping of the rice genome began in response to the huge populations in developing countries that experience vitamin deficiencies; namely, vitamin A. When biotech company, Syngenta, announced that they had mapped the rice genome, a series of activist groups spoke out against a project that was, many argued, politically and financially motivated....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Golden Ass - Golden Ass Apuleius' Golden Ass, the only surviving novel of the Roman Empire, is a tale of a Greek nobleman devoting his life to the goddess Isis following his transformation to an ass and back. Although a work of fiction, the novel reveals a great deal about religion in Apuleius' society. This information, however, must be viewed with a critical eye. He incorporates stories from Greco-Roman mythology not to affirm their validity, but to reveal their commonness to society. Apuleius insults other religions that are not of the Pantheon with severe viciousness, while the general public may have been more open to them....   [tags: Apuleius Roman Literature Mythology Papers] 1126 words
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Use of the Golden Ratio in Our World - Leonardo of Pisa, better known as Fibonacci, was born in Pisa, Italy, about 1175 AD. He was known as the greatest mathematician of the middle ages. Completed in 1202, Fibonacci wrote a book titled Liber abaci on how to do arithmetic in the decimal system. Although it was Fibonacci himself that discovered the sequence of numbers, it was French mathematician, Edouard Lucas who gave the actual name of "Fibonacci numbers" to the series of numbers that was first mentioned by Fibonacci in his book. Since this discovery, it has been shown that Fibonacci numbers can be seen in a variety of things today....   [tags: divine proportion, Fibonacci Sequence] 599 words
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Golden Rice: Should It Be Our Future? - Golden Rice: Should It Be Our Future. At the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, scientists created golden rice by inserting three genes into a certain rice variety which will in turn produce a greater amount of beta-carotene. This rice has a sort of yellowish hue, which has given the rice its name, golden rice. The rice is still under research and testing before it will reach the markets, which is guessed to be around 2003. If this rice is found to be safe and effective it will be a tool in providing these rice dependent countries with the nutrients they need....   [tags: Essays Papers] 843 words
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Spain's Golden Age and Philip II - Spain's Golden Age and Philip II The concept of a Golden Age is a highly contested issue among modern and contempory historians. There is debate over the dates of such an age, or even its existence at all. Working on the assumption that a golden age occurred in some form, to deduce whether it was more specifically under Philip's reign, we must look at the condition of Spain in key areas before and after Philip's accession in 1556. If differences arise a judgement must be made on whether they were an improvement for Spain, or signify a decline....   [tags: Papers] 2132 words
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Mcdonalds' Golden Arches - Mcdonalds' Golden Arches When fast food comes to mind, one fast food mammoth comes to mind: McDonald's. The imperial fast food giant can be linked visually to several images, but namely its trademark golden arches. Other visual images, primarily for advertisement purposes, are also stamped into the minds of Americans associating the idea of burgers and fries with the ubiquitous franchise. However, the image displayed in the Time Magazine's September 30th 2002 issue, is an image that is hard to decipher and, most importantly, is an image that is hardly a likeness to the icons imprinted in the minds of fast food lovers across the nation....   [tags: Argumentative Fast Food Essays]
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The Golden Ages : Greece, Rome, and China - The Golden Ages : Greece, Rome, and China The Golden Ages of Greece, Rome, and China were periods when certain cultures reached many achievements in certain fields. These fields could include drama, poetry, sculpture, philosophy, architecture, math or science. Their achievements in education, technology, and government have greatly influenced modern society. The artistic and literal legacies of these periods continue to instruct and inspire people today (Beck 120). In Ancient Greece, the great heights that were reached in education, technology, and government led them to their Golden Age....   [tags: Papers] 1358 words
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1924-29 as a Golden Age for the Weimar Republic - 1924-29 as a Golden Age for the Weimar Republic The 1920's were a time of uproar and fear for many Germans. As well as having to come to terms with the loss of the war and also the losses imposed by the Treaty of Versailles, Germans had to cope with political and economic problems such as the rebellions of the 1919and 1920 and then inflation of 1923. The inflation of 1923 had destroyed people's savings, so there was little money in Germanyitself for investment. In 1924, through the Dawes plan, Germany was lent 800million marks by the USA to invest in industry and trade....   [tags: Papers] 642 words
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Domus Aurea, Golden House Of N - The Domus Aurea, Golden House of Nero In AD 64, Nero set fire to the city of Rome. The exact reasons he did it are not fully known. It is thought that he partly did for poetic or artistic purposes, or for the purpose of clearing away a city that had currently dissatisfied him. In its place however he did rebuild a better Rome, for the most part that is. A large portion, and arguably too large of a portion, was expropriated for the use of his own residence to be called the Domus Aurea. This is translated: The Golden House, and so, the residence is called: The Golden House of Nero....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Pre-Credit Sequence of Golden Eye - The Pre-Credit Sequence of Golden Eye Since 1964 films based on a series of book written by Ian Fleming have been and still are major blockbusters with millions of fans around the world. This is because of the core features of the James bond films that appeal to both male and female young and older viewers. The first thing is the genre itself a spy action film some people like all out action films but there are many who don’t, the bond films are successful with both because they are cerebral but with lots of action scenes to wow the audience but still keep them thinking and to engage them....   [tags: Papers] 552 words
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Creative Story: My Golden Age - Creative Story: My Golden Age Many people have their own Golden Ages. It is like a dream that a person would like to live out. Many of these dreams tend to be similar to a utopia, or a perfect world. Due to the fact that their Golden Age is a perfect world, most of these dreams are a little bit on the unrealistic side. Most of them never come true. However, I am not so picky. I would make the best attempt to make my life the best it could be, and also knowing that it could come true, and still be on the realistic side....   [tags: essays research papers] 567 words
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Golden Lion Tamarin Reintroduction Program - Golden Lion Tamarin Reintroduction Program Biodiversity may be our most precious gift on this planet. It is amazing to think about how much we know about our fellow creatures, and even more amazing to realize there is still so much to learn. From the smallest pollen to the biggest whale, every species has evolved to be a special part of its ecosystem. It is when we lose sight of the intrinsic value of all this life that we find ourselves destroying the delicate web and irreparably damaging ourselves as well....   [tags: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Wildlife Essays]
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Golden Rice: The Fortified, Modified and Vilified Option for Third World Malnutrition - Each year without fail anywhere between 250,000 to 500,000 children go blind from Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD), more than half of those die within twelve months. To visualize this number think of Seattle, now imagine half or all of its population going blind. With a few dollars’ worth of food or supplements enriched in vitamin A this problem can be mollified. But getting fresh foods and vitamins to those with the greatest need has proven an insurmountable problem. Food Aid, while indeed lifesaving, is costly and does not fix the underlying problems in poor societies....   [tags: Malnutrition Nutrition food]
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Spring Summer Fall Winter and Spring Ans The Curse of the Golden Flower - Spring Summer Fall Winter…And Spring (2003) and the Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) are two movies that both reflect the aspects, culture and traditions of the Asian society, captured through the lenses of a movie camera from two different times. The Spring Summer Fall Winter…And Spring (2003) reflects aspects of traditions and modernity from the perspective of Buddhist teachings and the Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) reflects the not so perfect but yet a dysfunctional imperial family from later Tang dynasty....   [tags: cultures, traditions, Asian countries, film]
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Women's Writing and Writing about Women: Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook - ... Doris Lessing was crowned as icon of the feminists by Women’s Liberation Movement. The present novel epitomizes “Second Wave Feminism.” The protagonists of the novel are “Free Women” who had embodied the modernity of late fifties. They are divorced, they make lovers and have a career, they want an independent life and obtain the same liberty as men enjoys. This personal story is encompassed by their political engagement as communist. As communism in the end failed to engender social change, the upcoming women rights movement did succeed in altering society profoundly, by conflating the personal and the political....   [tags: character/book/story analysis]
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The Use of Illustrations in Ruskin´s Text, The King of the Golden River - Today, it is very uncommon to come across illustrations in any book that is not meant for a child. However, in the Victorian Era, illustrations were considered to be an integral part of the text enriching the story, and, overall, creating a fuller experience. Ruskin utilizes sophisticated vocabulary and sentence structure; however, he has created a text that is easily accessible to a younger audience. There are layers of nuance and depth in the story—particularly the moral—to entice readers of any age....   [tags: Victorian Era, alcohol, money, religion] 1658 words
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Blackbeard's Life, The Golden Age of Piracy, and Its Effect on Piracy Today - ... While at New Providence, Edward Teach established a relationship with Captain Benjamin Hornigold, one of the ferocious and cleverest pirates who wrought in the Island. Being skilled and experienced on matters of piracy Edward Teach was recognized by Captain Benjamin and he made him his protégé. They worked together in sea piracy, and their reputation as sea pirates became famous. Teach was an adventuress guy who constantly moved in and out of New Providence for new exploitation. He worked with Captain Benjamin till 1718, when Benjamin retired from piracy and decided to live an honest life....   [tags: legendary pirates, sea rovers]
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The Golden Girl: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby introduces the roaring twenties with a series of golden prosperity and riches beyond belief. With his eccentric chraracters, Daisy Buchanan, Tom Buchanan, and Jay Gatsby, Fitzgerald shapes the perception of 1920’s New York and shows the unique social aspect of life in the east. The Buchanans are initially portrayed as the power couple. Both desirable in their own way, Tom is INSERT QUOTE OF WHAT HE’S LIKE CAUSE IDK HE’S AN ASSHOLE and Daisy is utterly beautiful and enchanting....   [tags: buchanans, conflict, roaring twenties ]
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The Elizabethan Era: Years of Grand Development - ... There would not have been such advancement in literature if it weren’t for the initiation that took place hundreds of years ago. The Golden Age is indeed important to England; however, the establishment of the world’s first theatre, was just as significant. In addition, of all the arts in Elizabethan England, drama was the most popular. No theatre existed in England until after Queen Elizabeth’s reign, around mid-1570s. Lace proclaims, “Commoners and nobles loved plays, no more than the queen....   [tags: queen elizabeth, the golden age]
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The House of Wisdom and its Contribution to the Preservation of Knowledge - ... When they lost their power in the wake of Mongol invasions, the texts contained in the vast library was destroyed along with the entire city of Baghdad. However, because of the vast networks of learning that were established during the Islamic Golden Age, the academic knowledge was saved and deposited in various parts of the Islamic culture. Word Count: 767 Part C: Jim Al-Khalili, The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance (London: Penguin Books, 2010) The origin of this source is the book, The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance written by British-Iraqi author, Jim...   [tags: Islamic Golden Age]
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Tying Together Yin, Yang, Dao, and the Chinese Dream of Golden Age - ... The living depended on their ancestors to provide the family with prosperity and good fortune. Any honor or favor the family received was also received by their ancestor, likewise, the same was true for any disgrace or injury received. Another way a family showed ancestor veneration was through pilgrimages taken by the whole family to their ancestor’s graves where they would leave offerings and restore their graves. Moreover, families also constructed shrines, in their homes, in tribute to their ancestors, and this was the place where sacrifices, prayers, requests and important decisions were presented before the ancestors for their blessing and approval....   [tags: energy, nature, philosophy] 1718 words
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The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg - ... She has three daughters that were constantly hanging out with friends, and not spending enough time with their mother. Her husband is a land surveyor, often left for work at eight and did not get home until six; he was also not as supportive as he should have been. This soon led to a craving for gambling since a new casino opened up close by. She thought that maybe gambling can relieve some stress in her life; which in fact started as a nightmare. After the first win, leaving with five hundred dollars, she felt a sense of relief that she could pay the bills and still have some pocket money....   [tags: addiction, golden rules] 845 words
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The Huge and Famous Bridges in the World - Have you ever thought about how many bridges are there in the world. I did and I researched everything about the bridges. Let’s get this question first of all. There are six hundred thousand bridges in the United States if we consider all bridges small or big. This number is valid for only United States that means there are so many bridges we can’t even count. However even we have counted them they are built new ones and destroyed old ones day by day so the number will change eventually. It was researched the information about some of famous bridges which are known most by people....   [tags: golden gate, brookling]
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The Christian View of the Disabled - What does disability mean. We witness individuals that live their lives with specific challenges on a day-to-day basis, but we do not consider it part of life, until it becomes part of reality. People with disabilities have challenges because they either have an invisible, visible, sensory, mobility, or intellectual disability, which causes them to be distinguished as ‘different’ in the public eye. I will not be discussing disabilities, but discussing people with disabilities; it is the person we should focus on and not the disability itself....   [tags: Christianity, The Golden Rule, Disabilities]
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Spain Before the Golden Age: King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella - What was Spain like before the Golden Age. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella ruled the kingdoms that eventually became the country of Spain. Ferdinand and Isabella were intent on having a kingdom free of any faith other than Christianity. Many people were killed or even banished from the country. King Ferdinand and Isabella moved their kingdom into a great age for Spain, but did not achieve this in the best way. The marriage of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella joined their family’s two kingdoms....   [tags: Spanish History Essays]
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Miguel de Cervantes: The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha - ... Perhaps through this particular use of irony, Cervantes criticizes the limitations of the medieval literary conventions which merely satisfy people’s underdeveloped, idle readership. On the other hand, Renaissance literature begins to explore the more complex concept of individualism and self-identity, which is evident in the emergence of the newly popular genre, picaresque novels, in which the development of individual characters is gradually seen throughout the narrative. This emphasis of self-identity, that is, identity not received by the society but self-defined by an individual, is almost a given to us in today’s capitalist society....   [tags: Spain's Golden Age of literature] 1809 words
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Muhammad Ali: The World’s Greatest Boxer - One Day in Louisville Kentucky an African American boy was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. on the 17th day of January in 1942. Chances are you and many others have heard of Cassius who started his boxing career at the age of twelve. By age seventeen almost one hundred and eighty pounds and a tall six feet in height he was crowned with the nations Golden Gloves heavyweight in the light division. Prior, while only fourteen years of age he held the title of Golden Gloves heavyweight light division for his home city of Louisville (Wilson)....   [tags: louisville, golden gloves, champions]
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The Morality of Lies and Deception - The Morality of Lies and Deception We lie all the time, lying is not something new to our culture. We lie to our parents, we lie to our friends, we even lie to our significant other, but why do we do it. There is not one set reason on why we lie but they can vary from an insignificant reason to something more nefarious. A good operational definition of a lie is “A lie is a false statement to a person or group made by another person or group who knows it is not the whole truth, intentionally.” (Freitas-Magalhães) We have been raised to know that lying is usually a bad thing, and it’s better to tell the truth, not to mention the circumstances get exponentially worse if you are caught lying....   [tags: golden rule, unmoral, dishonesty]
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Glorifying the Tudor Dynasty: Shakespeare's Richard III and the Perfect Villain - ... This results in Richard’s actions that lead him to kill his brother and manipulate his family into getting the throne. Additionally, the plot of the play portrays a turning point for English history, the rise of the Tudor dynasty. In combination with Machiavelli’s tenants, the fact that Elizabeth was the patron of the arts also influenced Shakespeare’s piece. Shakespeare evidently courts the Queen with the twisted characterization of Richard that leads to her current role as Queen of England....   [tags: Elizabethan plays, Golden age]
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Women and Social Change: The Wild and Roaring Twenties - The Wild and Roaring Twenties The roaring twenties, also known as the Jazz Age or the Golden Twenties, was a time of dramatic social changes, lifestyle changes, and changes in culture that took place in the United States, the United Kingdom, and in Canada. Women began to demand equal rights as the wealth of these nations doubled. Some of the many social changes included the women getting their hair cut short, in a bob-like style, by male barbers. The women also began to wear shorter skirts, as well as skimpy beachwear....   [tags: jazz age, golden twenties]
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The Disposition of the King - Jason, as shown in The Golden Fleece, has been etched into the Western Canon of literature as the invincible hero, the mortal who rose against the odds. Jason is depicted as the unstoppable warrior that could overcome any adversity, the pinnacle of Greek heroes and the ultimate champion. However, near the conclusion of the epic of Jason commits one final act of horrible treachery by becoming engaged to marry the daughter of the King of Corinth, while he was married to Medea. This act begs the question of what drove Jason to commit such a crime, psychologically speaking....   [tags: The Golden Fleece, Character Analysis] 824 words
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The Disposition of the King - Jason, as shown in The Golden Fleece, has been etched into the Western Canon of literature as the invincible hero, the mortal who rose against the odds. Jason is depicted as the unstoppable warrior that could overcome any adversity, the pinnacle of Greek heroes and the ultimate champion. However, near the conclusion of the epic of Jason commits one final act of horrible treachery by becoming engaged to marry the daughter of the King of Corinth, while he was married to Medea. This act begs the question of what drove Jason to commit such a crime, psychologically speaking....   [tags: The Golden Fleece, CHaracter Analysis] 883 words
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Italian Renissance and the Reformation - The renaissance and the reformation are the beginning of the golden age of Europe. Many economic, religious, and cultural changes occurred during this time period. The economic and cultural rise of Italian city-states, the recentralization of government in northern Europe, and the separation of the Roman Catholic Church into different Catholic and Protestant groups were important achievements for Europe during this time. The renaissance and the reformation were not only the beginning of the modern western world, but also set the stage for the European rise in global colonization, which gave way to the birth of our glorious nation....   [tags: Golden Age, Changes, Effects] 1246 words
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History of the Gold Rush - It’s December of 1850 and a fresh snow had drifted down upon the lush green hills of California. You kneel down and rub your hands together, ferociously at first but becoming gentler once you feel the friction heating up your palms. You glance down at your worn boots, torn denim pants, and exposed hands while pondering why you continued this madness of searching for gold. Maybe it was because you wanted to live life the easy way and bless your family with riches aplenty, or maybe it’s due to the fact that multiple of people have found happiness with their claims of gold....   [tags: the golden state, california]
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French History: King Louis XIV - ... There had been a rumor that because the protégé of Cardinal Richelieu, Jules Mazarin, had been taking care of Louis, he had been his actual father. Since Anne and Louis XIII, Louis XIV’s father, love life had been dull there were valid points on Mazarin being his father. Not only was Mazarin watching over Louis but he was also guiding him and helping him through his reign as such a young kid. When Louis turned nine years old, the nobles and the Parliament had started a revolt against him, this was the beginning of the Frond....   [tags: nobels, golden century] 816 words
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History of Pre-hospital Care - Pre hospital care and clinical practice in civilian life is not a new idea, in fact it is has been around in one form or another for roughly 200 years. Its foundations lie in the military. During the Napoleonic wars with a French surgeon named Dominique-Jean Larrey. (1) Pre hospital care has come a long way from hauling fallen soldiers off the battlefield in a horse drawn carriage (1) to transporting patients in a different kind of carriage, a four wheel drive one to be precise. Pre hospital care and clinical practice owes many of its advancements in the 200 years since it has existed to the military....   [tags: clinical practice, golden hour]
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Love Theme in Fuenteovejuna - Discuss Lope's handling of the theme of love in Fuenteovejuna Although from first view, Fuenteovejuna does not appear to be a love story, love is a key theme running through. It is important to take into account how this love is portrayed and how it relates to the moral of the story – if, in fact, there is one. Lope de Vega has a clear Golden Age view on this theme and it will be crucial to analyse how the era in which it was written influences how the audience perceived it at the time in comparison with a modern day audience....   [tags: spanish, spanish golden age] 1472 words
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The Commandments of Society - Have you ever wondered why we have to say “bless you” when someone sneezes. Why it is considered rude to not hold the door for someone that is following right behind you. We do these and many other small actions without even thinking why we do such things. In order for a society to become successful it needs three things: an Economy, religion, and, most importantly, a set of rules to abide by. These rules, or commandants, are what mold our society into a strong stable civilization. Without such commandments people’s world would be unjust, unsanitary, and contemporary inhumane....   [tags: econmy, rules, golden, religion] 767 words
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Japanese Food and Celebrations - What comes to mind when thinking of traditions. Well, tradition is a repeated action in a community or group of people which had been passed down from generations. Even in a modern country like Japan, tradition is part of their life just like in every country. Whether it’s celebrating or eating food, there’s always something people do as a tradition. The foods and celebrations in Japan are important because they are part of their tradition, which is essential to Japanese everywhere. The best example of a Japanese celebration is Golden Week....   [tags: Sociology, Culture, Golden Week] 1166 words
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Biography of Joe Mielziner - A small introduction: Joe Mielziner, born in Paris in 1901, was a famous American scenic and lighting designer considered "The most successful set designer of the Golden era of Broadway". Throughout his work he created different versions of sets with the use of simple inexpensive materials, and few props, while still staying as realistic as possible even when constricted by small stages. Mielziner was the leader of a new artistic movement in scenic design called "selective realism". The well known piece by Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman, was represented many times with Mielziner's stage design which was said to be the most faithful representation for this play....   [tags: paris, golden era of broadway] 1987 words
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King Midas and His Golden Touch on Contemporary Society - Many believe that many pursuits of contemporary society, particularly our desire to accumulate wealth and the unintended consequences of these desires are modern day inventions. The Greek myth King Midas and the Golden Touch demonstrate that these desires along with their unintended consequences have existed for many centuries. The myth King Midas and the Golden Touch reveals that in ancient Greek culture, the wealthy were preoccupied with becoming richer. King Midas and the Golden Touch is a good lesson for today....   [tags: Papers] 1339 words
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Spain’s Golden Age and the Reign of Philip II - Spain’s Golden Age and the Reign of Philip II A ‘golden age’ can be interpreted in many ways; it can be a time of great power for a monarch, or a country. It can be described as a time when some activity is at its peak, or as a period of great peace, prosperity and happiness. I will look at the period 1474 – 1598 to see if any of the monarchs’ reigns meet any of these interpretations of a ‘golden age’. The kingdom of Aragon had its own Cortes, which limited Ferdinand’s power as he was subject to the fueros[1]....   [tags: Papers] 1911 words
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The San Francisco Golden Gate Exhibition 1939-1940 - The San Francisco Golden Gate Exhibition 1939-1940 In 1939, the city of San Francisco hosted an international exhibition, named the Golden Gate Fair in honor of the construction by the city of the world's two largest suspension bridges, the Golden Gate and San Francisco-Oakland, which spanned the San Francisco Bay. With all the skill that could be mustered by American engineers, an island was constructed amidst the Pacific waters, becoming the largest ever manmade island. Christened Treasure Island, this would be the location of the 1939 Exhibition....   [tags: Architecture History]
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Critique of The Production On Golden Pond by Earnest Thompson - Critique of The Production On Golden Pond by Earnest Thompson “On Golden Pond”, by Ernest Thompson, is the outside performance that I chose to attend and critique. Michael Oberfield directed and acted in this performance of “ On Golden Pond.” Though the production was produced in cooperation with the Graham Agency, actors from the community and acting students from the local Academy of Arts played active rolls. Set Design was done by Russel A. Thompson and costume design by Jane Bingham. I was put under the impression that this play was a comedy with a serious twist, but after viewing the performance it seemed more like a serious play with a little comedy to keep the audience interested....   [tags: Papers] 449 words
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Norman's Interpersonal Communication in the Movie, On Golden Pond - Norman's Interpersonal Communication in the Movie, On Golden Pond EXAMPLE The movie On Golden Pond is a fantastic vehicle with which to consider six facets of interpersonal communication. The main character of the movie, Norman, provides for a multifaceted study in relationships, both with his "self" and with others. I have chosen to focus this paper on several aspects of Norman's interpersonal communication. On Golden Pond is a fascinating study in the discovery of Norman's need to communicate with those he cares about in new ways....   [tags: Film]
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The 500th Jumper from the Golden Gate Bridge - DO NOT NOTIFY MY MOTHER. SHE HAS A HEART CONDITION" This, the last words of a suicide victim, Steven H., the 500th jumper from the famous Golden Gate Bridge. Early on in Steven's life, extending back to his genital or adolescence stage, he was not very involved with school activities or sports, and had minimal friends. He did show signs of anger but failed to express why his anger existed. Many had blamed the absence of his father in his life, who had divorced Steven's mother when he was 3 years old....   [tags: Depression and Suicide Essays] 418 words
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Points of Disagreement - ... Explanation of Disagreement The Golden Rule is the rule for the people who abide it In Appiah’s example, the doctor was difficult to proceed or draw back. Based on the Golden Rule he should save the patient’s live: because he did not want others to leave himself dying so he should not watch someone die. The author posits the dilemma that the doctor should also consider the patient’s another identity: a racist, if he followed the instruction of the Golden Rule that he should take other people’s interests seriously....   [tags: the Golden Rule, Appiah's theory] 1443 words
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Mathematics and Music: The Collision of Science and Art - The concept of the Renaissance man is somewhat of a lost ideal, replaced by the specialized philosophy of the industrial era. From the 14th to 17th centuries; however, it would be common to find a man with a profound knowledge of both the Arts, music, poetry, literature, art, and the Sciences, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology. The Renaissance man embraced all forms of knowledge, and through a deep passion for both the Arts and Sciences, used each discipline to expand the other. Unfortunately, in the 21st century, this same philosophy is far gone....   [tags: golden ration, fibonacci numbers, renaissance]
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Losing Control: Comparing Governmental Authority between North by Northwest and the French Connection - There is much that separates the two golden eras of Hollywood. Filmmakers of both generations employed styles and techniques that reflected the convention and technology of each respective era. Meanwhile, America underwent seismic social change in the sixties. At the end of the second world war, which had occurred during the first golden era, the average American viewed government as a dependable and trustworthy institution to an authority. By the time Francis Ford Coppola won his sixth Academy Award, that perception of government had transformed into one of a regime that was incapable and dishonest....   [tags: Golden Era of Hollywood, Film Analysis]
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Ockeghem: Missa Prolationum - Through the history of music, everything has changed drastically as the years pass. Music had a complete different structure in its early years to the one we know today. The writing was different, the language was different, the instruments were different, etc. Nevertheless, music has evolved through the different time periods to finally become what we know today. Each historical moment had different beliefs and of course that was reflected in the arts, the sciences and many other things. The Renaissance is a historical moment in which the influence of ancient cultures and therefore early philosophers as Pythagoras and Plato was very important; for that reason, the structure of music, as alm...   [tags: golden ratio, music history]
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The Dutch Republic - ... As previously mentioned, competitiveness was and still is a characteristic of Western Europe. Since the Dutch focused on ship building to support the trade they were beginning to be a part of. Through this time period emerged the Columbian exchange and some European states also took an interest in the Indian Ocean trade which provided them with manufactured Chinese goods that were highly praised in Europe. As a result, the Dutch and other European states looked for ways in which they could profit from these trade networks and began relying on maritime technology....   [tags: netherlands, dutch golden age]
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Various Essays Analysis - Precis – Mode Project Part 1 The Conversation: In the narrative essay, “The Conversation,” author Wendy Lesser conveys how her experiences with e-mailing changed her life. Lesser defines her view of e-mail by narrating on her stay in London and reflecting on her intimate connection to her CompuServe e-mail device to communicate with her friends, peers, husband, and family. Her purpose is to expose the modernization of e-mails in society in order to make her readers aware of the relationship people create with technology through the revolutionary fascinations the technology is capable of....   [tags: The Conversation, The Keyboard, The Golden Spike] 724 words
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