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The Era of Greek Tragedy - The Era of Greek Tragedy In Athens, during the final thirty years of sixth century B.C. playwrights began creating the earliest drama in all of Europe, Greek tragedy (Sifakis, “Greek Tragedy”). Though now the products of the movement are seen as pieces of literature to be read, they originated as theatrical pieces meant to be performed on the stage. The tragedies were mostly derived from stories about their gods, such as Hades, Zeus and Nyx. In that time period, tales of these immortals were passed down from generation to generation as history, not fairy tales....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Paintings in the Impressionist Era - ... They tried to convey modern life and it’s fast pace, with the subject often being everyday life scenes, landscapes, and common leisurely activities. The colors of Impressionism were generally very bright and were not mixed on a palette but rather, applied directly to the painting which enhanced the vibrancy of the painting. The paintings were created on a white canvas, building on the colors to achieve the desired level of darkness, rather than starting on the previously popular dark canvas....   [tags: artistic movements] 738 words
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Difficult Life for Woman in the Victorian Era in A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen - ... She went along with whatever her husband told her, and if she told her opinion, Torvald would get mad. Nora also struggled with money. When Torvald got sick, the doctor told them they needed money for a trip to Italy. It was hard for Nora to figure out a way to get money because it was illegal for women to get a loan. She had to go to Krogstad to get the money and forge the signature because she knew her dad wouldn’t let her get a loan because she was a woman. This caused her to have to cover up the lie from her husband....   [tags: equal, wedlock, money]
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Early Mesoamerica A Chronological History of Cultures & Societies Up to the Start of the Common Era - ... Initially, the wild corn was only good for the chewing of kernels for juices. However, by the end of this time period, “improved and more productive varieties [of corn] had been developed and adapted to nearly all Mesoamerican climates.” Where the domestication of plants was not feasible, they relied on trade of plants from other regions of Mesoamerica. This sort of early agricultural trade economy was indicative of the Mesoamerican transition to sedentary agrarian society, because, unlike the diets of Old World cultures, little to none of the Mesoamerican diet came from animal sources, the exception to this being wild dog and turkey, so the trade of plants was vital to their success....   [tags: beginnings of america, landbridge]
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The Study of Modernism and Globalization - Many authors have tried to understand the world as it is today, through the study of modernity and globalisation. Appadurai, an Indian sociologist, has defined globalisation as “a new industrial revolution driven by powerful information and communication technologies which has barely begun” (2006:35). Its effects are dramatically different depending on geopolitical situations, peoples and countries. For the wealthiest countries it is a source of an ever increasing profit, whether it is culturally, economically, or financially speaking....   [tags: modern violence, modern world, insecurity]
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The Post-War Era - The Second World War concluded and the United States became the single most powerful nation in the western world. American history explains the participation of America in the international arena effectively, but when it comes to the domestic arena much is excluded. History has deprived new generations from being able to acknowledge the essential changes that took place within the United States during the Post-war era. The most common struggle during this time period was the return of American veterans to home ground....   [tags: After WWII, 1945-1950]
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The Digital Era: The Development of Science and Technology - ... All you need is a computer and an Internet connection. Facebook, one of free site for anyone to join, is used by more than 500 million people in every country on the world. And that is why Facebook promotes agriculture to establish a great relationship with social. According to "using Facebook as a communication tool in agricultural-related social movements", the articles say, "the creation of the Facebook groups provided a communication channel for the promotion of the social movement." They know that many other organizations have been using it, and a lot of people have been involved in the social networking site....   [tags: digital products, activities, devices]
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The Scientrific Era and Its Great Theories - ... It looked as if the sun, stars, and planets revolved around the earth, making it the center of the universe. The geocentric theory was supported by the church and the people. When Copernicus introduced heliocentrism, it was unsettling. The church did not approve. If this theory was proven correct, their games and manipulation would come to an end. Johannes Kepler proved Copernicus correct. He found that the planets and the Earth revolve around the sun and he proved it mathematically. Kepler proved that the planets orbit around the sun was elliptical....   [tags: science, experiments, process, advances] 759 words
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Sports, Games, and Pastimes of the Elizabethan Era - ... Bear baiting involved a bear tied to a stake by a long, sturdy rope or chain in the middle of an arena. The bear would only have a 15 foot radius to move around. Many bears were imported from foreign countries for the sole purpose of this brutal sport. The animal was put into a pit where a decent amount of fierce dogs or even lions were let in to attack the confined bear. The most common breed of dogs used was the mastiff, but almost any breed that was trained to kill was put into the arena....   [tags: Inhumane, Bloody] 1400 words
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The Relationship Between HUmanists and the Renaissance Era - The issues of interpreting humanism in regards to art are increased by the idea of renaissance art. Some students unhesitatingly talk of the artistry in the age of humanism and even the art of humanism Insofar as they engaged themselves with the visible artistry. Traditional or modern all’antica, they did so because of what they considered typical passions. For their aspect, many performers and performances of art shown a information about sources, preferences and values in favor among not only humanists, but customers and other sections of the community knowledgeable along humanist collections....   [tags: humanism, renaissance art, artistry] 647 words
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The Social Person Era Seminal Works - In the 1920’s, the central theme was Scientific Management. The ideas of Behavioralism in management were introduced by social psychologists and sociologists. The scientific management era functioned as a logical link to the developing approach to management era. The Hawthorne studies brought the human relations effort to the forefront and led to the theme of the social person. Over many years the behavioral approach to management grew a little bit at a time. Theorists, who advocate the behavioral approach to management, stressed that an individual in organize activity deserved to be the main attention of focus....   [tags: industrial humanism,scientific management]
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Patriarcal Society During The Victorian Era - The Victorian Era started when Queen Victoria took the throne in 1837 and ended roughly the day she died in 1901. Victorian England “was a strictly patriarchal society” (Yildirim 2). It is common knowledge that during the Victorian era men and women had their own specific roles. It is also common knowledge to know that men had complete legal and economical control over the women (Mitchell 1, 142). Women were expected to stay at home to keep house and take care of the children. “Men inhabit the public sphere, and women, the private” (231) ....   [tags: queen victoria, women's role, history]
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Contributions to Knowledge During the Abbasid Era - ... The thick septum of the heart is not perforated and does not have visible pores as some people thought or invisible pores as Galen thought. The blood from the right chamber must flow through the vena arteriosa [pulmonary artery] to the lungs, spread through its substances, be mingled there with air, pass through the arteria venosa [pulmonary vein] to reach the left chamber of the heart and there form the vital spirit…” (Al-Ghazal, 2007) Ibn al-Nafis found about the pulmonary circulation in the 13th century, but unfortunately it’s believed that the discovery was made in the 16th century in Europe by Servetus, Vesalius, Colombo, and then Harvey....   [tags: medicine, pulmonary circulation, pharmacy] 907 words
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Living Conditions During the Elizabethan Era - Through the process of rebuilding and establishing a more modern nation, Europeans gained cleaner living conditions and thus, a more sustainable life. Sanitation and cleanliness eliminates difficulties from the body, mind, and environment; however, hygiene was non-existent during the Elizabethan Era. This led to the manifestation of diseases and illnesses. Treatments were unreliable and solely based on superstitions, so there was a dramatic decrease in population. As Europe gained more insight on anatomy, treatments improved and fewer diseases circulated the nation....   [tags: sanitation, cleanliness, diseases, tame river]
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Criticism oof Society by Modern Day Writers - Criticism of society was a predominant theme found throughout modern literature. Authors often found themselves in a position where it became their job to highlight the hypocrisies in the world, and make readers reflect on corrupt morals the public believed justified. These writers of the modern era made the readers step out of their comfort zone and reconsider conventional ethics and standards such as the treatment of women, religion, and human behaviors. Twentieth century writers, more so than any other time prior, made the readers rethink traditional notions....   [tags: women, religion, human behavior] 784 words
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The Modern World and Philosophy - The Modern World and Philosophy The modern world is considered to be the time from the Renaisance (late 15th to 16th century) to the end of the 19th century. Many changes took place during these times. We first see a change in the Division of Philosophy. We see the Medieval Theopocentric views change to an anthropocentric view and monotheism to humanism. Much focus was now placed on humans. We looked to ourselves as the root source of all the values that are important to us. The knowledge that the human gathers is very powerful....   [tags: Papers] 315 words
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Baz Luhrmann's Modern Version Of Romeo and Juliet - Baz Lurhmann’s creation of the film Romeo and Juliet has shown that today’s audience can still understand and appreciate William Shakespeare. Typically, when a modern audience think of Shakespeare, they immediately think it will be boring, yet Lurhmann successfully rejuvenates Romeo and Juliet. In his film production he uses a number of different cinematic techniques, costumes and a formidably enjoyable soundtrack; yet changes not one word from Shakespeare’s original play, thus making it appeal to a modern audience....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Analysis, Movie Analysis] 1313 words
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No Respect for Servants in History and Present Day - ... Since he served in the master’s bedroom, he was quite powerful with vast authority throughout the household. Furthermore, the maid and butler were important servants in households. Waiting women or maids would serve the mistress of the household (Olsen) and perform duties (Elgin). Other important servants were the butler or the “bottler” in large households. “Bottler” came upon because the butler was in charge of any household liquor (Olsen). Maids completed duties such as cleaning, cooking, errands, and would serve the mistress of the house....   [tags: nanny, elizabethan era, salary] 757 words
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New Paradigm Organization In A Post-Modern World - Accepting and Educating Oneself about the Technology Advancements Technology is changing and advancing rapidly in the world of work. The influence of technological advancement, takes its time. Individuals may find that the technology benefits and complements their skills, while others may find themselves without work. Technology advancements may have a number of threats to individuals, as it impacts on the future of the world of work. Newtonian theorists often ignored the threats that technology would have on future generations, as they were so set on doing things according to structure, and resisted change in many ways....   [tags: Career Strategies, Education, Technology]
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New Paradigm Organization in a Post-Modern World - The first thing we need to do is identify, determine and discuss the differences between the previous view on careers and the post-modern view of careers. We then need to evaluate the influence that these differences have on people’s lifestyles, how it has affected their careers, the new ways for success and development, and the strategies in this postmodern era. The way in which we view careers has changed radically. Traditionally careers were thought to be progressed within the context of one or more parts, and were theorized to progress in linear career strategies....   [tags: Career, Lifestyles, Success, Development]
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India’s Road to Development and the Future Sustainability of the Economy - ... Then the answer has to be no. Apart from providing political stability, the British helped improve the infrastructure base of the country. Railways were introduced and tracks were laid down, making journey from one place to another a relatively faster process. Pre British Indian agriculture according to western thought yielded a very low level of produce. With the advent of the British, this changed for the better. Further, it was the British who introduced the use of machinery and capital goods in Indian manufacturing sector....   [tags: theme, economic, era, products] 1249 words
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Consumerism: A Big Part in Modern Human Life - ... Then there is material and commodity consuming, a commercial consumption that involves the act of buying and afterwards consuming (Lury, 1996). Though Slater (1997) labels consumer culture as the Western modernity, with choice, individualism, and market relationship as its core values; a culture that is the leading cause for the development and expansion of western market, business and lifestyle to the rest of the world. Consumer choice became a symbol of freedom. The freedom of consumption and to create and form individual identities, identities that modern people use to communicate between each other....   [tags: consumer culture, materialistic goods] 1954 words
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The Post-Modern Reality of Hollywood - The Post-Modern Reality of Hollywood The shower of bullets leave white grooved funnels in the air, as the hero in slow motion leans back to avoid the deadly aims of the gunmen—all the while his black trench-coat billows underneath him. The saddened husband in heaven spans the chasm of hell to be reincarnated with his soul-mate wife. The young business executive places the pistol in his mouth, his blood-shot eyes rolling upwards as beads of sweat trickle down his grimy face. Moments later, after the bullet has been released into his head he turns to see that his nemesis, his alter-ego, is now dead on the concrete....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Gutenberg's Printing Press as a Turning Point in Modern Society - ... Among the landmark turning points in modern history, the Gutenberg’s Print Revolution of 1455. It is most influential inventions of all times whose impact is felt around the globe to date. It brought a new meaning to Renaissance, scientific revolution and Reformation eras. Reasons why Gutenberg’s Printing Revolution is the most significant turning point of all 1. Gutenberg’s Printing Revolution created a platform for new modern mass media Printed word made it easier for people to look for information and fresh ideas....   [tags: milestones in history]
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Influence of Trisha Brown and Steve Paxton on Modern Dance - The direct relationship in the artistic practices and methodologies of Trisha Brown and Steve Paxton played a role in facilitating new ways of appreciating and developing movement. Trisha Brown is considered to be one of the most pivotal choreographers of the 1960’s as her work and practice shifted away from historically considered “appropriate” movement for choreography. This ideology references the modern era of choreographers, moving away from the aesthetics of Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham who worked with codified techniques, virtuosity and expressionism, whereas Brown saw dance as being of greater importance to the physical and mental process of the performer....   [tags: Choreography, Dance, Perfoming Arts]
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The Differences and Similarities of the Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe - While taking the class of Early Modern European History there was two states that really stuck out and peaked my interest the most. They were the Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe. If you compare and contrast both the Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe during the 16th Century through the 18th Century, you will see that there are a number of similarities as well as differences when you look at the expansion of the states. You will also see many of these contrasts as well when you look in terms of each states military and commerce....   [tags: World Civilization ]
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Interpreting Modern History: Revival of the Appreciation of Art - Modern history was the abandonment of European confinement. I understand modern history as being the revival of the appreciation of art, ideas, and moral values known as the Renaissance. During and before this time period, the majority of the European population was deeply embedded and blinded by the church. It is my understanding that Modern history is comprised of a sequence of events. It was not limited to specific dates, it was a continuous cycle of religious and political strives for power, establishment, and scientific discovery....   [tags: renaissance, reformation, age of exploration]
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Role of Capital Punishment in Modern Criminal Punishment - Role of Capital Punishment in Modern Criminal Punishment Capital punishment has continued to be used as the major punishment for convicted felons for a long time now. However, it has been a subject of controversy in recent years and has been seen as an inhuman mode of punishment in the modern era. This is because of the various legal challenges it faces and the methods used in executing the punishment, which include the use of a firing squad, lethal injections and the electric chair among others....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]
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History of Chemistry: What Brought About Modern Chemistry - ... This was the end of alchemy in that time period as they knew it, with the disproving of Aristotle’s four element statement, and the publication of The Skeptical Chemist destroyed the thought of alchemy as a form of chemistry, and then Modern Chemistry began. After the publication of the Skeptical Chemist, Johann J. Beecher, thought phlogiston was a substance that that when something was burned, it was added from the air to the flame of the object that was burning. He also thought in certain substances, that a product was produced, and this was called the Phlogiston Theory....   [tags: science, published, change, subject] 1429 words
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The Progressive Era - The Progressive Era The turn of the century was marked by a movement known as the Progressive Era, during which many groups sought to reshape the nation's government and society in response to the pressure of urbanization and industrialization. Progressives were mainly members of the Post-Civil War generation that made an attempt to master a world much different then that of their parents. With the rise of big business and industrialization came several problems associated with the economic boom....   [tags: Papers] 884 words
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Inspiration Coming from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - ... According to Mark Philp, Mary Godwin Shelley was raised by her controlling father after her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, the famous feminist author, died due to birth complications. Mary started a romantic relationship with one of her father’s political followers, the then married Percy Shelley. Despite her father’s wishes and along with her younger step-sister, Claire Clairmont, and Percy Shelley, Mary ran off on an extensive adventure throughout Europe. After Percy’s Wife, Harriet committed suicide in 1816, Mary Godwin and Percy Bysshe Shelley became officially married and spent the summer with a group of close friends in Geneva, Switzerland, where Mary Godwin Shelley developed the ide...   [tags: Romantic era authors]
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The Ancient Relatives of Mammals - ... For example, synapsids had two occipital condyles (which are bony knobs forming a joint between the head and neck). Synapsids have always traditionally been classified as reptiles for theoretical reasons because, the standard accounts of the history of life say that both mammals evolved from synapsids, and that mammals evolved from reptiles. If both of these claims are true, then synapsids have to be classified as reptiles. But is this assumption correct. It may not be so, as the earliest known synapsid fossils are actually the same age as the earliest known reptile fossils....   [tags: synapsids, moschops, mesozoic era ] 521 words
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The Progressive Era - The Progressive Era was a period that exposed the contradictions found in American society in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Theodore Roosevelt summed up the Progressive/Reform feeling in his "Square Deal" speech - that it was all about morals, not economics. His goal was the "moral regeneration of the business world." He preached that it was wrong for some people to get ahead in business and politics by tricks and schemes, while others were cheated out of the opportunity. This was the kind of talk that millions of Americans from all areas of society could understand and respond to....   [tags: American Reform Movement]
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The Modern Presidency:an Evolution - The Modern Presidency: An Evolution The presidency of the United Sates of America has been an evolving office since the term of our first president, George Washington. This evolution has occurred because of the changing times and the evolution of society itself, but also because of the actions of the men who have become president. Starting in the 20th century, most have referred to the presidency as the modern presidency due to changes in both a president's power and the way that the office itself is viewed....   [tags: Politics] 3133 words
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Alexander Pushkin; the Father of Modern Russian Literature - Russia is home to many great writers, all of whom owe inspiration to romantic era author and poet Alexander Pushkin. Pushkin is considered the father of modern Russian literature and is often compared to the likes of England’s Byron or Shakespeare. Pushkin challenged literary norms and was a vital voice in Russian society. Although Alexander Pushkin’s greatest piece, “Eugene Onegin”, is a narrative tale it says much about Russian character and culture itself as influenced by the time and circumstance....   [tags: foreign affrair, life and death]
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Modern-Day Vaccine Development Raising Eyebrows - ... This stage may last for 1-2 years and often some candidate vaccines cannot go beyond this stage due to the potential lack of immunity generation. After this, the next step includes clinical studies on human beings. First a small group of humans are tested with the vaccine, followed by a larger group, to assess the safety and extent of the immune response that vaccine can provoke. Successful trial phases are followed by an approval and licensing procedure. FDA approves the labeling of vaccine after satisfaction and inspection of the manufacturing unit....   [tags: antibodies, immune, medical] 1596 words
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The Modern American Novel - The Modern period covers a large amount of time, spanning from the late eighteen hundreds to the early nineteen hundreds. From the beginning of the modern era till the end, there have been many changes in society. When one looks at the roaring twenties, it is hard to imagine what America was like twenty or thirty years earlier. These drastic differences can be seen when one looks at one of the first Modern American Novels, The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James, and compares it to a later Modern American Novel, The Sun Also Rises....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1649 words
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Equality Between Men and Women in Modern Society vs. Ancient Greek Society - In today's society, women hold a position equal to that of a man. However, this has not always been the case especially in the Ancient Greek society. In the society there were many rules and regulations for all, but in particular the women had it the hardest. Women were seen as insignificant characters in the Ancient Greek society. While the men….women attained the most difficult job of all, bearing children. These women in the society had very little freedom, actually no freedom at all. Can you imagine being locked inside a house all day with the windows locked....   [tags: modern, Ancient Greek, equality, women's studies] 612 words
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Modern Wicca in America - Modern Wicca in America Abstract Wicca, an alternate and often preferred name for the religion of neo-Pagan witchcraft; a religion based, in part, on ancient northern European Pagan beliefs in a fertility Goddess and her consort, a horned God. Although the religion is a modern creation, some of its sources pre-date the Christian era by many centuries. Most Wiccans do not believe that their religion is a direct continuous descendent of this earlier religion. They see it as a modern reconstruction....   [tags: Papers] 2447 words
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Preservation of Modern Buildings in Cincinnati: An overview of the challenges, history and arguments to preserve modern buildings. - Although preservation is not a new concept and been practiced for centuries, designating historic landmarks, structures and buildings as historically significant and preserving them is a new phenomena, which brings us to a fairly straight forward question of what to preserve and what not to. The advent of new materials and advancement of construction technologies changed the style of building significantly from time to time, especially over the course of last two centuries. Although the basic construction materials like brick, wood, lime and stone are in use for centuries, the recent addition of concrete, steel and glass to that list completely overhauled the mode in which the buildings are...   [tags: Architecture]
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Confucianism and Its Implications in Modern China - Confucianism and Its Implications in Modern China Confucianism is a time enduring philosophy that has stood up to invading clans, war, resentment, enforcement and infringement of new philosophies, and eventually, revival. For almost 80 years, up until the late 1970’s, Confucianism and its ideas and values have been all but wiped away from China. Though effort was made to remove Confucianism for good from China by the Communist leader Mao Zedong in 1949, the ideas and values were so deeply embedded into peoples mind and the culture that even suppression could not keep it out of the culture and practices....   [tags: Philosophy Ethics Papers]
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Economics of the Late Victorian Era - Economics of the Late Victorian Era With the power of wealth and concentration of industry, the tremendous development in machinery, and power to drive machinery; with the improvement of the tools of labor, so that they are wonderfully tremendous machines, and with these all on the one hand; with labor, the workers, performing a given part of the whole product, probably an infinitesimal part, doing the thing a thousand or thousands of times over and over again in a day-labor divided and subdivided and specialized, so that a working man is but a mere cog in the great industrial modern plant; his individuality lost, alienated from the tools of labor; with concentration of wealth, concentrat...   [tags: Papers] 2159 words
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Modernism and Experience - When seeking to describe or analyze Modernist literature, and the Modernist era as a whole, it is essential to keep in mind that these writers were challenging many core beliefs regarding being, both in relation to one’s self, as well as in the external world. Out of the many things Modernist literature does, one of the arguable contentions is that Modernity seeks to collapse the idea that the external and internal are separate. In modern writing, writers such as Joyce and Woolf make a move to disrupt traditional literary forms to push the concepts of truth, belief, and knowledge through the synthesis of experience in the visceral/physical world....   [tags: Modernist Era, Literature] 1347 words
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Impact of the Writers of Antiquity on Modern Times - Impact of the Writers of Antiquity on Modern Times History is riddled with the names of various intellectuals and descriptions of their theories. Born of brilliant men like Marx and Machiavelli, to name a few, these theories are preserved in books, illustrated in day-to-day domestic and international affairs, and immortalized in modern theories and documents. They are the predecessors of present theories that have been reinterpreted for a different era and reapplied in a new context. In his most famous work, The Prince, Niccoló Machiavelli discusses the ways in which to not only attain, but also retain, political power....   [tags: History Literature Theories Essays Papers]
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The Enlightenment vs. the Romantic Era: Sense and Sensibility - The Age of Enlightenment opened the doors to independent thinking and development in areas such as math, astronomy, politics, philosophy and many more. Toward the end of the Age of Enlightenment, the Romantic Era was born and it seemed to be in protest to the ideas that the Enlightenment had brought to society. Although both time periods were established around more independent thinking and growth, The Enlightenment and the Romantic Era contrast significantly. These two periods differed in almost every aspect, including (but not limited to): their beliefs, reasons for coming into being, and the impacts that they have had on society....   [tags: Philosophy]
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Religion and Commerce in Early Modern Europe - Class discussions about religious history inevitably turn to the question of whether religious ideals throughout history remain absolute or are relative to the social, political and economic trends of the time. For example, students are sometimes disturbed to learn that in early Christian history, conversion was often in response to economic or political benefits rather than religious fervor. Naturally, at the Catholic prep school where I teach, students want to believe religious ideals and rhetoric are absolute....   [tags: European History]
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Bram Stoker's Dracula - Victorian Women were highly held back in their full potential. Their main role in the household was to “be happy - a sunbeam in the house, making others happy” (Hardy, E.J. 1887). On top of this, Women in the Victorian era were not allowed to display their sexuality or “tempt” men in public; they were meant to be submissive and meek (Causey S., 2008). The Victorian era lasted from 1837 til 1901, with women being punished everyday for crimes that are nowadays just part of living for a woman. Bram Stoker was born during this era and wrote his most famous novel, Dracula (Miller, E....   [tags: WOmens Discourse, Vicctorian Era]
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The Change of Literature During Industrialization - Literature gives a unique and lasting portrait into the past. Long before picket lines and protests, poets wrote about issues they saw in the world. England was in chaos as the Industrial Revolution began. Poets like Wordsworth and Blake did not like the results of the urbanization had on humans and nature. The Romantic period’s authors works give the perfect vision into the time and still hold true now. In the late 1700s, marked a large change in England as industrialization took hold. People moved into the city and took factory jobs....   [tags: literature, william wordsworth, romantic era] 560 words
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Medicine During the Elizabethan Era - Medicine During the Elizabethan Era The medicinal practices and problems of the Elizabethan Era were very important to the people, although they are very different from those of today. There were many different beliefs and diseases, like the Plague. Medicine was not an exact science and was related to Alchemy (Chemistry). Here, some of the many practices and beliefs of the Elizabethan Era will be discussed. One of the most widely known and important of the beliefs was the humours. It was believed that every living creature was composed of four elements, the humours....   [tags: Alchemy History Historical Medical Essays]
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Code Switching and Modern Language Mixing - When Cultures and Languages Blend: Traditional and Modern Instances of Code-Switching and Other Language Mixing One of the most fascinating sociolinguistic phenomena in modern times is code-switching. This act occurs when a speaker or speakers switch from one dialect to another within a single conversation. It is similar to style-shifting, which involves a change in the level of formality between speakers. (Curzan, 266-269) The complexity of social interaction requires language users to adapt to changing needs in conversation....   [tags: Culture Linguistics Language]
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Theoretical Background for Nuclear Proliferation in the Cold War Era - ... Currently, more than 12 states have ballistic missiles able to be launched any time, and more are apparently developing plans. For example, North Korea sold the 'Scud C missile,' which has a longer killing distance, to Syria and Iran and has agreed to sell it to Libya, too . It is safe to say that the world now is less risky than before. However, it is also unquestionable that the world is less stable when compared with the Cold War era. Attachment of traditional allied powers has been moderating off not only in Communism states but also in Western nations....   [tags: communist, korea, bombs] 2549 words
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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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Differentiating the Renaissance Period and Middle Ages Era in Europe - The Renaissance was a time of change and prosperity. The decision was made depending on the difference of two eras. Unlike the Renaissance, the Middle Ages were a thousand years of ignorance and superstition. The Renaissance men were leaders in an era of rebirth and learning looked to the Ancient Greeks and Romans for models of advance. Many historians felt that the Middle Ages and the Renaissance were one era. The debate centers around whether the Renaissance was a unique age or a continuation of the Middle Ages....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays] 1003 words
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Gains and Losses of Modernity - Weighing the gains and losses of modernity proves to be a debate where no wrong or right answer can be intimated. Numerous aspects of the ancient ideal have weeded themselves into the modern era, especially when individuals question political participation or lack thereof. The modern perspective however, has developed into a more efficient way of promoting democracy and commerce. Our mock debate proved to highlight the complexities in identifying which ideal works best, however the moderns appeared to hold the superior argument....   [tags: Modern Perspective, Democracy, Commerce] 976 words
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Victorian Era Education in England - EDUCATION VICTORIAN STYLE Education was an extremely controversial issue in the Victorian Era. Some thought that education belonged in the church others believed that the responsibility of teaching the youth of England rested with the state. Then there were the people who did not want any kind of modern schooling at all for it would take away a form of very cheap labor. Victorians had a lot to learn but not many people could agree on what to learn or who to learn it from. And, while they were addressing these issues, society had to answer the question as to who could attend school....   [tags: Education history, british history] 1465 words
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The play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller - ... In Death of a Salesman, the tragic hero is Willy Loman, an average working stiff in Brooklyn, New York, rather than someone of high status. The reason for this is that Miller believes that the common man’s downfall will still arouse feelings of pity and fear in the audience because anybody can suffer a tragedy and the audience would get emotional. The traditional thought and misconception with tragedy is that, “tragedy has to be allied with pessimism. [Miller thinks] tragedy implies more optimism in its author than a comedy and must include the possibility of victory and have a balance between what is possible and what is impossible” (Miller)....   [tags: modern tragedy, american dream] 1067 words
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A Study of Ancient and Modern Architecture - Behind every architectural work there is an architect, whether the architect is one man or woman, a small group, or an entire people. The structure created by any of these architects conveys a message about the architect: their culture, their identity, their struggles. Because of the human element architects offer to their work not just a building is made, but a work of art, a symbol of a people, a representation, is also created. “The history of the world’s great architecture is the astonishing story of how individuals and groups have taken that basic necessity of building and transformed it into possibly the greatest manifestation of the human spirit—more pr...   [tags: Architectural History]
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Is the Government Relevant and Powerful in an Era of Global Capitalism? - “This is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people no longer. It is a government of corporations, by corporations, and for corporations. How is this?” – Rutherford B. Hayes The above quote, written in 1888, is taken from the diary of Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th President of the United States (1877–1881). In this powerful statement, Hayes condemns the influence and sway large corporations held over the economic policies of his time and, in doing so, he questions the power of his nation’s government when made to operate in the same economic spheres as these companies....   [tags: globalisation, EU, IGO, IMF, corporation, economy]
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Women in the Progressive Era: Relentless Pursuit of Liberty and Equality - “Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God." The exacerbation of issues that plagued America for centuries combined with the disturbing realities of urban and factory life gave birth to the Progressive Movement—a movement composed of a diverse coalition that sought to improve modern industrial society and American democracy. This period spawned many ardent American activists. Social critics such as Upton Sinclair, Jacob Riis, and Jane Adams advocated for wide-reaching social reform. Others targeted causes that would improve life for specific groups....   [tags: Women's Rights] 1672 words
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The Italian Renaissance: A New Era After the Middle ages - ... When the church was powerless to stop the Black Death, the people began to lose faith in the Church, and as a result the church began to lose power and influence (Hodgman ¶6). People began to believe that they religious beliefs was invalid and took on a new philosophy, secularism, a belief that denies religious beliefs. This led people to look towards each other to help solve life’s dilemmas. These people started to think as a community and that a man’s value was considerably more important than theology (Britannica ¶4)....   [tags: Patronage, Humanism, Death Plague] 1259 words
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The American Loneliness: New Definitions of Friendship in the Silent Era - ... It is his opinion that these digital friendships do not help to bolster true friendships because no amount of sound byte reactions to events in social media will ever replace the heartfelt and warn emotions that real time interaction with friends can offer. Vernon also offers up the hectic lifestyle of 21st century professionals as being one of the main reasons behind their inability to create physical connections with people, even though the same people count numerous people as their social acquaintances in the realm of social media....   [tags: social media, socialization, isolation] 1527 words
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The Popularity of Gothic Literature During the Romantic Era - The Gothic elements expressed in Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto were so new and controversial during the Romantic period that it caused an extreme rise in reputation amongst Romantic writers and readers, creating a ground-breaking genre that would remain popular within entertainment today. These literary elements, alongside the turning of a literary age and the unofficial fight for recognition between the Romantic and Gothic writers, were the key turning points that would maintain the Gothic’s literary form within history....   [tags: Gothic, Romantic, secrecy]
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Film Analysis: A League of Their Own - A League of Their Own (Marshall, 1992) explicitly characterizes an American era when a woman’s place was in the home. Even our modern perspective implicitly follows suit. Although women have gained rights and freedoms since the 1930’s, sexism remains prevalent in America. This film offers an illustration when men went to war and big business men utilized women as temporary replacements in factories, sports, and so on. Here, course concepts, such as gender socialization, gender expressions, role stereotypes, emotion expressions, and language, correspond to the film’s characters and themes....   [tags: american era, women's role, socialization]
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The Negative Effects of the Modern Mom - Modern moms in western culture have a much different role to play than simply caring for their children and their house. According to statistics Canada, 72.9% of women with children under the age of 16 are participating in the workforce. This means that women have adapted a new role where they must balance work, social, and home life and face significant consequences if they are unable to succeed. However, this role shift is almost expected of women in our culture. With such a great majority of women in the workforce, those who have chosen to remain at home are questioned on their decision and criticized by their peers for not being an “independent women”....   [tags: Western Culture, Adult Supervision]
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Monsters within a Young Girl’s Mind: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - ... He felt that if any owed him this, it that Victor Frankenstein his creator. He vowed to himself that if Frankenstein would not make him a female companion he would make him suffer the same as he had from the day life was animated and he was first abandoned by Victor. He alienated and isolated himself because of feared human-kinds reaction to his hideous stature and knew not of how to address them. When he had gained the courage to confront his fear he was beaten once again causing him to become hateful to human-kind....   [tags: modern prometheus, isolation, nightmare]
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To The Lighthouse – A Modern Quest Narrative - Virginia Woolf’s novel “To the Lighthouse” (1992) can be considered as a modern quest narrative. In literature, a quest is often utilized as a plot device and can be described as a journey towards a goal. The journey is predominately carried out by the hero of the story who has to prevail over many complications to reach their target. There are four significant quests in the novel which are expressed by the four key characters; Mrs Ramsay, Mr Ramsay, James Ramsay and Lily Briscoe. The author, Virginia Woolf, also has her own quest evolving which subconsciously develops through Lily Briscoe....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Adaptation of Modern African-American Writers - Adaptation of Modern African-American Writers Modern writers learn from the past by reading works written by authors of that particular era. Contemporary African-American writers gain knowledge and insight into the horrendous and sometimes harmonious conditions that plagued Africans during slavery and the slave trade. By reading the actual words, thoughts, and feelings of these enslaved Africans, modern writers receive information from the perspective of the victimized. Lucille Clifton's "slaveship" is a vivid example of a contemporary writer borrowing from the past to depict another account of the slave trade....   [tags: Lucille Clifton slaveship Slavery] 807 words
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The Historical Evolution of Operations Management - ... As a matter of fact, many companies still use today scientific management. During that same period, other pioneers supported and contributed to that movement. Franck Gilbreth created the motion study and together with Taylor, who also developed the stopwatch time study, created the time and motion study. This study developed into establishing standard times and standard methods consisting of techniques for improving work methods. Time and motion study throughout the years has been refined into a widely used method for improving and upgrading work systems called methods engineering and which is applied today in industrial and service organizations....   [tags: craft, mass, modern] 1768 words
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Forms of Theater Arts: Melodrama - ... When theatre-goers hear the word “melodrama”, visions of mustached villains tying a helpless damsel in distress down to train tracks are conjured up. Thought as cheesy, corny, soap opera-like, these stereotypes give a false representation of what the core of melodrama is. Traditionally, melodrama is written in a two-dimensional world, with a hero who is always “good” and a villain who is always “evil.” Without any ambiguity, it is clear who these main characters are by their actions, attire, presentation and music....   [tags: Victorian and Modern melodrama] 523 words
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Was Modern Accounting Developed by The Muslims - ... This dates back to circa 3500 BC, which is over 4,000 years before Omar Abdullah Zaid claims that the Muslims developed modern day accounting methods. Moving forward in time, in the 5th century BC, Greece used public accountants in order to maintain authority and control over the government finances. The Athens Popular Assembly legislated on financial matters and provided receipts and expenditure of public monies (Alexander 4). He adds, “perhaps the most important Greek contribution to accountancy was its introduction of coined money about 600 BC, widespread use of coinage took time as did its impact on the evolution of accounting....   [tags: history, ancient civilization, patioli] 1220 words
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Joseph Conrad and The Modern Age - The 20th Century stands out not merely as an age of growth or refinement, but one of absolute transcendent recreation. This new era, presenting the world with radical new ideas and invention, ushered in shocking changes and previously unheard of notions and theory over the views of man. This new phase of humanity brought about the conception and birth of Modernism. Joseph Conrad in particular rushed forward to slam a door on the Victorian Age and end the century of optimism, reproving the human race's ideologies on virtue and purity with the more skeptical realities of the bleakness of real human nature and the power of unfortunate circumstance....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Birth of Modern Politics - There are thousands of years of history that have taken place. History is not like art(less subjective), but there is still plenty of room for speculation, criticism, and debate among historians, professors, as well as average citizens. However, not all these moments are documented, or done successfully specifically. Some of these moments end up becoming movies, books, or even historical fiction novels, but what about those fundamental moments that aren’t readily documented. In the book The Birth of Modern Politics Lynn Hudson Parsons claims that the 1828 election was momentous in the history of both political history, as well as our nation....   [tags: Lynn Hudson Parsons, political history, opinion]
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Modern Dance and Gender Relations - For my creative project I have decided to create a collage using photographs from dance magazines and online photographs. The main idea of my collage is to create a visual image of how gender dynamics in dance are biologically determined and gender equality in dance. The collage will demonstrate my understanding of Modern dance and gender relations. I chose my topic of Modern dance and gender relations because I often question myself how a certain work of art portrays relation to gender representations in dance....   [tags: stereotypes, ballet]
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Japan: A Modern Day Nation - ... This, along with the Reverse Course. This helped Japan move more towards a modern democracy by having its foreign policy based around its relationship with the US, which set Japan as a beacon of US policy in Asia (Goto-Jones, 97). Joint to Japan’s progression with modernity through history is the new found knowledge and technology that developed. When the Westerners arrived with their technology of the toy train, this represented a display of more advanced technology from a greater source of power (Goto-Jones, 17)....   [tags: culture, changes, government, traditions] 1430 words
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Impressionist effects on Modern Art - Impressionist painting remains a significantly attractive period in the history of modern art and deemed by many as the top appreciated by the public. …Sequence of exhibitions, plentiful literary texts and record gross sales yield more of an indication of today's extraordinary resonance of pieces by Impressionist painters, a number of which are imprinted on our creative conscience In their time, Impressionist pieces appeared to be so shockingly modern, that it took their coevals more than thirty years to admit them....   [tags: art]
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A Modern Production of Lysistrata - In a modern day production of Lysistrata, a director’s role would involve the overseeing of the whole play making course and ensuring that all the cast members realize the vision of the production. This role covers all the steps of production from the interpretation of the script to the final performance. This means that the director has a say over a range of disciplines and has to have artistic vision. Lysistrata was produced in 411 B.C., at a time when Athens and Sparta had just concluded a two-decade long war and the general population was in despair....   [tags: literary analysis, aristophanes]
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The Modern History of Computing - INTRODUCTION Computer has been an important gadget in many peoples life. Computers come in various design, size and types. For example, there are computers that needs to be placed on the desk or on a flat surface like the desktop computer and the laptops. Where else we have the computers that can be carried along with us like the mobile phones and tablets. Computers are so important that it is used to communicate by billions of people. For example people use computer for far distance communication like sending emails to friend and workmates or talking to family members at any time without restriction and this is really convenient....   [tags: data handling and communication technology]
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Taylor, Fayol, Mayo and Weber - Today’s era of business world adapts to everything new but these modern concepts are an indirect tribute to the theories produced by Taylor, Fayol, Mayo and Weber. Taylor’s Scientific management theory is one such example which has become such an important aspects of modern management that it feels unbelievable that his concepts were a part of the history. It is falsely assumed that as the society progresses, the older theories tend to lose their importance. The thing to be noted here is that these theories are based on basic human needs which do not change with time; the thing that changes is the method to fulfil those needs....   [tags: modern business adaptability]
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How Useful are Your Antibiotics? - ... Doctors are currently struggling to battle the relentlessly adaptive bacteria but it is an uphill battle. For example an estimated 70% of hospitalized cases of bacterial infection were resistant to at least one form of antibiotic and over 30,000 tons of antibiotics were being used yearly in US in 1998 for many different forms of illness and illness prevention (Todor). The combination seems to contradict itself; shouldn’t the large amount of antibiotics killed off the harmful strains of bacteria....   [tags: modern antibiotics, microbial assailants]
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