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Inspiration - Sculpture can date back to ancient times, from the Greeks and Romans to Bernini and Michelangelo. The art of sculpture is a record of human experience. It is the skill of producing in three dimensions representations of natural or imagined forms. It includes sculpture in the round, which can be viewed from any direction, as well as incised relief, in which the lines are cut into a flat surface. It captures war and religion as well as individuals and the abstract. People everywhere have found the need for sculpture, whether it is in work, play, or prayer....   [tags: Visual Arts] 768 words
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An Inspiration - An Inspiration “Just try it. It couldn’t hurt to try,” my high-school advertising teacher constantly reminded me. Mrs. Panarelli wanted me to apply for a scholarship given by the business department in my school. I thought about all the other applicants; I had no chance whatsoever. I decided to express my feelings to her. In doing so I noticed a solemn look come across her face. I asked her what was wrong, and she said, “I don’t want you to be intimidated by the other students, their averages, or their SAT scores; this is a very good opportunity for you.” Finally, she convinced me to apply for it....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]
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The Inspiration of Caedmon - The Inspiration of Caedmon   The poem "Caedmon," written by Denise Levertov, enlists readers to learn more about God and creation and by doing so expands their understanding of the universe.  At one point or another in life, people go through stages where they have no inspiration and sometimes shrink back from something that they think is too complicated to achieve.  Therefore, they are limiting themselves and their undeveloped talents, much like Caedmon was before his sudden inspiration by the messenger of God....   [tags: Caedmon Essays] 912 words
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Inspiration and Manipulation - Inspiration and Manipulation Emily Dickinson is a poet of great interest because she is one of a handful of artists that “refuse to conform to the Anglo-American literary traditions” (Howe 11). One of the most fascinating aspects of Emily Dickinson’s character is that she willingly shuts her door to the world which ultimately allows her creativity to thrive without criticism. While historical documents allow contemporary readers insight into her life and provide potential reasons for her seclusion, but the best reflection of Dickinson’s character is found in her poetry....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Matsuo Basho's Inspiration - ... He explains that the mountain’s original name was “Nikōsan” meaning “Two-Storm Mountain”, until “The Great Teacher Kūkai” renamed it “Nikkō”, meaning sunlight, when he established the temple. Bashō combines the historical significance of the shrine with the serenity and refuge the place appears to give through its natural sunlight and landscape. In response, Bashō writes, “Ah, awesome sight!/on summer leaves and spring leaves,/the radiance of the sun!” (Bashō, p.609), in which he ends his visit to the shrine....   [tags: Poetry, Haikus, Landmark Significance] 804 words
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Morehead Inspiration Center - ... The recovery program is comprised of four phases. The first phase of the program referred to as SOS or “Safe off the Street” offers an environment for the client to become drug and alcohol free, commit to a plan of recovery and determine whether or not he wants to change. Clients move from the SOS phase into the Motivational Tracks where they focus on the first two steps of the twelve step program. During this phase clients are required to walk to classes that are held at off campus locations....   [tags: recovery program, addiction, drugs]
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Mary Shelley's Inspiration - Toward Mary Shelley’s Experiences as a Mother that Lead Her to Write Frankenstein Frankenstein, which also known as The Modern Prometheus is the most famous novel written by a British writer named Mary Shelley. This book was published when Mary Shelley was nineteen years old. Even though she was very young when she started writing Frankenstein, she had exploded the British literature at that time. There is so much discussion about the inspiration that led Mary Shelley to write Frankenstein. From my point of view, I think that her unhappy experience as being a mother was the main factor that probably led her to write this story....   [tags: Classic Literature] 611 words
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Victorian Era Life: Inspiration Revealed - Is it not true that events from the past can subsequently affect or influence the events of the future. This is certainly demonstrated in the poetry of Alfred Lord Tennyson. His nineteenth century background is clearly evident in his poetry. Inspirations for majorities of his works were from people he knew, occurrences in his life, imagery of trials, tribulations, love, and death in the Victorian era. His literary works in Poems of Tennyson 1830-1870 and The Poems and Plays of Tennyson strictly show the effects of his background during his adolescence and early adulthood....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Tennyson] 1524 words
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Michelangelo´s Tomb Projects and Inspiration - ... Also begun around 1515, Moses is seen by many as his most life-like creation. Work again stopped on this project in 1515 or 1516 as the Pope decided he had other work for Michelangelo in Florence. After many years of indecision and numerous contracts (beginning in 1532) a final contract for the Julius Tomb was completed in 1542, the Pope insisting on a minimum of three statues by Michelangelo. The massive structure was unveiled in San Pietro in Vincoli in 1547. While many are critical of the final monument, there is little doubt that the Moses, is one of Michelangelo’s best sculptures and that the Moses, along with the unused slaves, and the included sisters, Rachel and Leah, attest to the evolution of his sculptural style....   [tags: Renaissance, catholic church, tomb projects] 932 words
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Inspiration is the Key to Achievement - Missing Works Cited The road to success of every achiever is filled with ample inspiration, something more powerful than words can describe, something that unbelievably plays such an important role in how someone approaches their lifetime goal, in how someone thinks, how someone acts, and how times fly, and how the world spinning around someone is – whether it is dynamic, hectic, chaotic, moderate, or deliberate. Without this incredible thing that may seem to be imaginary and invisible to some people, life would be just a game without the finishing line, but with this so-called magical thing in your palms, you could be driven to achieve your goals more briskly, effectively, and energetically – just like how you would arrive to your destination faster if you have the map with you....   [tags: essays research papers] 3846 words
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A Slow Walk Into Inspiration - On her essay "The Narrow Bridge of Art", Virginia Woolf discusses much more than the use of poetic prose in writing; she carefully portrays human beings as the core of the existence of writing. As she says, "Life is always and inevitably much richer than we who try to express it" (23). Writers seek for life as dogs for water; they take men and women of all kind as the one and only fountain of inspiration in which they bathe so as to write another work. Woolf's short story "Kew Gardens" is a vivid example of that kind of inspiration someone with the sense of hearing can find just by taking a walk in the park one afternoon....   [tags: European Literature] 620 words
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Role of a Teacher: Relaying Inspiration - Role of a Teacher: Relaying Inspiration Who are we. What are we. A lot of what we are was implanted in us as young children by teachers who cared enough to teach it to us. Throughout my life I was taught many of the values I have today by my educators. I was instilled with the skills of how to get along with my peers, knowing right from wrong, and realizing that the best way to get what I wanted was to respect others first. The teachers I’ve had along the way have inspired me to become a better person....   [tags: Education Educational Teaching Essays] 1133 words
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Inspiration of Arundhati Roy to an Activist - November 2nd, 2004 was a difficult evening for me. Having helped stage protests against the invasion of Iraq, having urged friends to support the HRC and the struggle for gay marriage, it was difficult to watch the election returns come in, making it seem as though all I had done had been futile. One of the things that got me through was Arundhati Roy’s CD, Come September, which I’d left in my car’s CD player. Driving home from the grocery store I heard her read an excerpt of her article, “The End of Imagination,” in which she offers a skeptical friend another way of dreaming: The only dream worth having, I told her, is to dream that you will live while you’re alive and die only when you’re dead....   [tags: Activism Music]
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You Might Be A Redneck: The Inspiration of Blue Collar Comedy - Jeff Foxworthy has amused the world for years with his standup comedy, infamous “You Might Be A Redneck” jokes, and well-known Redneck Dictionary. “He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best selling author of 11 books” (“About Jeff“). However, this does not sum up his comical career at all. Not only is he extremely successful and talented, he has also helped and motivated many other comedians. Jeff Foxworthy is, by far, the most influential contributor to Blue Collar Comedy and has the greatest impact on the other comedians....   [tags: Entertainment ]
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Inspiration Or Plagiarism: John Williams Scores and Their Origins - Inspiration Or Plagiarism: John Williams Scores and Their Origins There has been much debate over the years about the originality of film music. On the one side there are the purists, who cry foul at the piecing together of classical segments simply because the film composer doesn’t have the time or the originality. On the other side there are the film score gurus, who insist that the composers were merely inspired by the earlier music and used the idea to write their own compositions....   [tags: Art Music Composition]
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Caravaggio's First Inspiration of St. Matthew - Michelangelo Caravaggio, the great Baroque painter of the seventeenth century, was always an artist under scrutiny. His style, the subject matter of his paintings, and how he chose to depict his subjects, was often criticized and rejected by his patrons. In a journal article written by Troy Thomas, entitled "Expressive Aspects of Caravaggio's First Inspiration of Saint Matthew", these rejected paintings are discussed. The article focuses on the themes of these rejected works, but namely Inspiration of St....   [tags: Artists] 903 words
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How To Create Abstract Paintings - ... It may be an uncomfortable equilibrium or a comfortable one, but it is exists. The artist may choose to have pleasing balance that makes the viewer comfortable with the piece. He may just as easily prefer the piece to create tension with the viewer. In this case, the artist may elect to have the balance off enough to cause conflict for the observer. In either case, the composition was done with thought and premeditation. The observer’s eye will follow a path across the painting. The artist controls this in the way he sets up the composition....   [tags: Color, Inspiration, Balance, Direction] 761 words
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The Psychology of Inspiration in Prose Poems by Lynn Emanuel - Portraits in Pain: The Psychology of Inspiration in Prose Poems by Lynn Emanuel Reconstructing notions such as potentiality and inspiration, Emanuel’s prose poems, whose thematic range spans from involvement with the paintings of her renowned father Akiba Emanuel (a model and ‘pupil’ of Matisse) to the ‘portraits’ of Gertrude Stein, illuminate the interrelationship between language and world, and the psychology of inhabiting both through inspiration. This paper will address the question of what fuels creativity when it is put to work through the involvement of other voices which are represented (in Emanuel’s case) as suffering from having their genius interrupted either by death, by lack of recognition, or by amnesia....   [tags: Poetry]
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Poetic Inspiration in Kubla Khan and Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Poetic Inspiration in Kubla Khan and Rime of the Ancient Mariner       An examination of the characters that Coleridge presents in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "Kubla Khan" and the situations in which they find themselves reveals interesting aspects of Coleridge's own character that are both similar to and different from the characters named in the titles of these poems. In particular, an examination of these characters with an eye toward Coleridge's conception of poetic inspiration and success can be fruitful....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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My Mother - The Greatest Inspiration in My Life - My Mother - The Greatest Inspiration in My Life When asked who their hero is, most people respond with the name of an athlete or an actress/actor. When asked who my hero is I would have to respond with a simple three letter word: mom. My mother has been the greatest inspiration in my life and is the main reason that I am where I am and who I am today. Born and raised in Richmond, Kentucky, I would like to introduce you to my mother, Vicki Grant. Currently the age of 47, Mom is the oldest of three girls....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 433 words
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Harvard Admissions Essay: My Inspiration and Sanctuary - My Inspiration and Sanctuary We all have a sanctuary, be it a favorite book or song, or a special, private spot by the river. My sanctuary is somewhat unique, given that so few people are fortunate enough to have it. It is 5'2" with warm hazel eyes, a gentle smile, and the most beautiful soul I have encountered in my eighteen years of life. I call her Nona. My grandmother is one of the perpetually young at heart and it shows in everything she does. At family gatherings, she flits from table to table, laughing, talking (excessively, a family trait that seems to have skipped my generation) and bestowing kisses upon old and young alike....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 855 words
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Mazzini's Ideas and Inspiration and Attitudes to Change in Italy in 1830s - Mazzini's Ideas and Inspiration and Attitudes to Change in Italy in 1830s Introduction Guisseppe Mazzini was born in piedmont in Genoa; was a son of a doctor and a professor. He was a depressive and physically frail. In the revolutions of 1820 he became a nationalist. He tried two occupational directions, Medicine but became bored and kept fainting as well as Law that didn't interest him. In 1827 he amalgamated (joined) the Carbonari but was disappointed. In 1830 he took part in the revolts and was arrested then sent to France....   [tags: Papers] 2069 words
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One Teacher's Inspiration - My view of Literature is that it is the soul to the imagination. I may be mistaken, but that is the beauty of literary words; there is no truth, no right nor wrong in them, yet they hold just about everything to learn on life. Miss Judy Brown, my form four English teacher, has really inspired me in indispensible ways. She is definitely one in a billion. Before meeting Miss Brown, I had absolutely no interest in Literature. She is a tall, slender, blonde woman, with many life experiences: from working in South Africa during apartheid times, and surviving breast cancer....   [tags: teachers,] 600 words
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The Inspiration of Frida Kahlo - Some people become artists for the pleasure, but others might have an ability to perceive art in a deeper sense than what is being presented. Artists like Diego Velázquez, Michelangelo Buonarroti, and Sandro Botticelli could actually see the essence of art which motivated them to give the world a canvas of questionable knowledge. Later another artist emerged with the same ability, Frida Kahlo. She used her life as her canvas; allowed people to view the world from behind the surrealistic doors. In addition, she was able to present self-portraits in many forms, all influenced by a tragic bus accident which led to a broken spine that affected her whole life....   [tags: Biography]
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chekhovs inspirations - Anton Chekhov denied that any of his stories were autobiographical fiction, yet much of his work clearly grew out of his own experiences. From “An Attack of Nerves” to “Three Years,” different aspects of his life were incorporated throughout his stories. Each stage of Chekhov’s life made an impact in the tales he told. Chekhov’s childhood was documented in great detail when he penned the story “Three Years.” The main character Laptev could have been Anton or any one of his brothers. In the tale, Chekhov had Laptev telling his wife: He [his father] used to thrash me with a birch, pull my ears, and hit me on the head… We had to go to morning service and to early mass...at home we had to sing hymns…and when I pass a church I remember my childhood, and am overcome with horror (Ward No....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla: Bram Stoker’s Inspiration for Dracula - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla: Bram Stoker’s Inspiration for Dracula “3 May. Bistritz. Left Munich at 8:35 p.m.” Abraham Stoker in this unassuming way begins his Gothic masterpiece, Dracula (The Annotated Dracula 1). Dracula has been called ‘imaginative’ and ‘original.’ , and Harry Ludlam calls it “the product of his own vivid imagination and imaginative research” (Senf 41). However, the originality of Stoker's Dracula is in doubt. By a similarity in the setting, characters and plot, in Bram Stoker’s Gothic work Dracula and the posthumously published short story “Dracula’s Guest,” Stoker is shown to have used Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s classic, Gothic, short story, “Carmilla”, as the basis and inspiration for Bram Stoker’s vampiric masterpiece, Dracula....   [tags: Dracula]
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History as the Key to Unlock the Future in Omeros:Philoctete’s Healing, Achille’s Completion, and the Narrator’s Inspiration - History as the Key to Unlock the Future in Omeros:Philoctete’s Healing, Achille’s Completion, and the Narrator’s Inspiration “Time is the metre, memory the only plot” (129) Derek Walcott forced the literary world to disagree with him when he denied that Omeros was an epic. Some critics suggest that, like his narrator, Walcott is not sure where his work belongs. Others suggest that Walcott denies its obvious genre in order to avoid being categorized. Regardless, Derek Walcott repeatedly says that the purpose of his writing is to wrestle with the duality within himself and that of the Caribbean islands, specifically St....   [tags: Omeros] 1473 words
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Literary Insperation of the Holocaust - Literary Insperation of the Holocaust Why do the survivors of such a tragic event such as the Holocaust want to remember those horrifying times by writing about memories that most people would only want to forget. I will show, Weisel has talked about, and as others have written, that the victims of the holocaust wrote about their experiences not only to preserve the history of the event, but so that those who were not involved and those who did survive can understand what really happened. They wanted the people of the world to realize how viciously they were treated....   [tags: Papers] 1673 words
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The ability to express emotions - ... There is a correlation between calming music and concentration because it helps the brain relax of all unnecessary activity. By reducing external disturbances, there is a greater opportunity for students to focus. Their attention span can focus on the academics being taught because there is nothing else distracting it at the current moment. Apart from positively influencing the academic advancement of children with special needs, music in school has also helped children of normal learning capacities strengthen their self esteem in different areas of their lives....   [tags: music, inspiration, emotional balance]
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An Unexpected Hero - ... Forrest’s success was only made possible because of his yearning for adventuring and because he denied the refusal of the call. By calling his bus driver a stranger, but after their exchange of names, guided by Forrest’s mother, he eventually gets onto the school bus and thus, denies the refusal of the call. Creating the insatiable thirst for adventure and creating the beginning of his journey, Forrest had a call of adventure one day when he was a boy. Walking down the street with his one and only love interest, Jenny, a couple of boys on bicycles approached Forrest and Jenny and started to shout insults and throw rocks at Forrest....   [tags: Forrest Gump, IQ, inspiration, spine]
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Invisible Man Essay: Ellison's Influences and Inspirations - Ellison's Influences and Inspirations for Invisible Man                            All authors draw upon past experiences, people they have known, places they have been, as well as their own philosophy of life to write.  Ralph Ellison, in his book Shadow and Act refers to this process when he writes, "The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike" (xix).  In preparing to write his novel he notes that, "[d]etails of old photographs and rhymes and riddles and children's games, church services and college ceremonies, practical jokes and political activities observed during my prewar days in Harlem-all fell into place" (xxvii).  While the novel Invisible Man is not autobiographical, the plot, settings, characters, themes, and point of view show the influence of people, places, and stories from his childhood....   [tags: Invisible Man Essays]
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Tannu Tuva - Tannu Tuva I first heard of you in April of 1999. I was doing some research on time travel and asked a colleague if he happened to have some broad-ranged books on physics. He handed me a book entitled "The Feynman Lectures on Physics." I was unfamiliar with the book or you but read through it to see if there was any information I could use. There was a little, though it was more abstract than what is usually needed in electronics. After I gleaned what information I could, I returned the book and talked to my friend online, he started talking about you, how you came to lecture for them at M.I.T., and that you are a fascinating person....   [tags: Inspiration Famous People Role Model] 1133 words
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Inspirational Words - Inspirational Words Dear Friend, there is no question we are living in difficult times. We are pressed on every side. You may be hurting at this very moment. You may feel abandoned and that you have been left alone to face the giants in your life. Regardless if you are experiencing financial hardship, emotional stress, loss of a love one, or a traumatic event please know that God has not forsaken you. We pray that over the next few minutes as you read the following words of encouragement you will be filled with new hope....   [tags: Scripture] 1539 words
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Tupac: The Words of an Inspirational Lyricist - ... Regardless of the negativity surrounded around Tupac, his lyrics gives hope and inspiration to deprived, poverty stricken individuals. Through his songs and poetry, Tupac uses his ethos as a poor, young, black boy in the ghetto to reach out and influence others’ lives. He talked about his ethos in songs such as: “Keep Ya Head Up,” “I Ain’t Mad at Cha,” “Brenda’s Gotta Baby,” and “Dear Mama”. Tupac states in “Keep Ya Head Up”, “I give a holler to my sisters on welfare Tupac cares, and don't nobody else care And uhh, I know they like to beat ya down a lot When you come around the block brothas clown a lot But please don't cry, dry your eyes, never let up Forgive but don't forget, girl keep your head up” (Shakur,1998), which gives women inspiration and explains to them that Tupac relates to their situation in some matter or another....   [tags: Disadvantaged Youth, Relating to People]
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Oprah Winfrey: An Inspirational Role Model - Oprah Winfrey: An inspirational role model Many people find someone in his/her life to look up to, a role model. There are many different kinds of role models; they can be singers, public speakers, a parent, or even a friend. Role models also are not determined by certain criteria. A role model can be a role model just because they are a leader or have a great talent. Oprah Winfrey is considered a role model to many individuals because of her tough childhood, wonderful charity work, her schools, and the true relationships with her fans....   [tags: Biography ]
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The Inspirational Jane Eyre - The Inspirational Jane Eyre Jane Eyre is the main character in the novel named Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. She is but a fictional character, and in our hearts she will stay. This incredible lady in her beloved story has carried on through the centuries to inspire all its readers. Jane is a cherished woman with whom everyone can find a bit of themselves in. The captivating character of Jane Eyre was created in the mid 1800's by an awe-inspiring writer by the name of Charlotte Bronte....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays] 480 words
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Thomas Jefferson: One of America's Most Inspirational Men - Thomas Jefferson was not only our nations third president, but one of the most inspirational men in our United States history. His life from birth to death will be explained in the following content, and will give you a better understanding of his contributions to the United States and his accomplishments throughout his very interesting life. Thomas was born in Goachland County, Virginia on April 13th, 1743. He lived in his family’s estate called Shadwell that was owned and built by Thomas’ father, Peter Jefferson....   [tags: Biography] 977 words
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Analysis of the Inspirational Film, Mona Lisa Smile - The movie, “Mona Lisa Smile” is an inspirational film that explores life through feminism, marriage, and education lead by a modernist teacher at the end of a traditional era. It begins by introducing the lead character, Katherine Watson (Julia Roberts), a liberal-minded novice professor from California, who lands a job in the art history department at a snobbish, all-girl college, called Wellesley, in the fall of 1953. Despite warnings from her boyfriend Paul that a Boston Brahmin environment was out of her element, Katherine was thrilled at the prospect of educating some of the brightest young women in the country however, her image of Wellesley quickly fizzles after her first day of class, in which, was more like a baptism by fire....   [tags: movies, film analysis] 2055 words
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Oprah Winfrey: Inspirational Entertainer - Oprah Winfrey: Inspirational Entertainer When daytime talk show programs first appeared on television in the 1950s, they mostly consisted of celebrities gathered around a coffee table discussing secrets about trivial things, such as how to make the best sponge cake. It is unlikely that these shows promoted positive changes in the lives of their viewers in any substantial way. In the early 1970s, Phil Donahue introduced a new variety of talk show. His show was characterized as "an exercise in sociopolitical discourse," but was, in actuality, more successful for its coverage of titillating issues than important ones (Moorti sc 2-3)....   [tags: Media Television Papers]
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Barbara Tuchman: Inspirational Historian - Barbara Tuchman: Inspirational Historian Barbara Tuchman was known for being one of the best American writers and historians of her time. Born in to a very wealthy and prestige family, her interest in history was adopted through her lifestyle. Her father was not only a banker, philanthropist, and publisher but was also the president of the American Jewish Committee from 1941 to 1943. Her uncle, Henry Morgenthau Jr., served as the Secretary of Treasury under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. While growing up she attended private schools in New York and received a B.A....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio] 1814 words
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The Man Across The Border - Inspirational Writing - The Man Across The Border - Inspirational Writing The door opened, I felt a strange but strong sensation demanding me to turn around, his deep mahogany eyes locked onto mine, as though they were penetrating my very soul. I couldn't concentrate on anything apart from the gripping echoes of his determined, inspiring voice. The man's sculptured features worked hard to release the certain, vibrant side of his character. The lines on his face told an endless story, his relaxed movements captured the more interesting parts of his body....   [tags: Free Essays] 428 words
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Adam Taliaferro - An Inspirational Football Player - Adam Taliaferro - An Inspirational Football Player I’ve known Adam Taliaferro for almost two and a half years. I knew him before his horrific injury suffered at Ohio State. I knew him throughout his rigorous rehabilitation routine at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia. I know him today, continuing to rehabilitate and inspire countless individuals through their daily struggles. Remarkably, throughout those two and a half years, he has remained unchanged. Obviously, there are physical differences....   [tags: Personal Narratives]
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Courage: A Trait that Makes One Special - Shakespeare said, “Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?” What better way to express Desdemona’s deep affection for Othello than this quote. Courage is a trait that is exhibited through many characters in the play, Othello, by Shakespeare. It is the capability to stand up for what one believes in even in the face of great adversity. Courage is a characteristic that sets a person apart from the rest. In Othello, by Shakespeare, two characters, Desdemona and Emilia, share a common trait: courage....   [tags: Inspirational]
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Inspirational Graduation Speech - Ok, its 12:15 and I just walked into my house from seeing a movie with three of my best friends and I have to write this speech. A speech that’s suppose to inspire all of you, and tell you how the future has so much to hold for the class of 2015, how the possibilities are endless. Right now I’m probably standing in the front of the class and supposed to be addressing all of you as “fellow graduates, or to the class of 15’”. But that’s not what I’m going to do. I put this off as I do with the majority of my work thinking I would just write something everyone expects to hear, but instead I wrote this....   [tags: Commencement Address] 731 words
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Over Coming Mental Illness - Picture yourself in a barren wasteland. A heavy fog covers the cold earth as it creeps along. The temperature starts to drop, you watch your breath as it floats and disappears into the graying sky. A soft wind sends a shiver crawling up your spine as goosebumbs dot the surface of your skin. When all of a sudden a harsh whisper sounds from your left, you snap your head to the direction, but nothing is there. Another whisper from the right, again your head snaps in the direction and you are met with nothing but the dense fog....   [tags: inspirational writing] 1043 words
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Arthur Schopenhauer’s “Will and Representation" - Art features heavily in Arthur Schopenhauer’s “Will and Representation.” Schopenhauer had a complex and nuanced view of art’s profound effect on humanity and that effect’s importance to our everyday lives. His view does not however, exist in a vacuum. It is an integral part of his overarching theory on humanity and existence itself and therefore can only be fully appreciated with at least some reference to his other ideas. In this paper I will attempt to illustrate Schopenhauer’s philosophy of art while highlighting pertinent aspects of his other related theories such as the aesthetic value of nature....   [tags: Philosophy] 1412 words
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