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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 Popularity of Gothic Literature During the Romantic Era - ... In the first case, it was learned that Manfred and his wife Hippolita were within an illegitimate marriage, due to the fact that they are actually related. Obviously, this incest would be frowned upon within any culture. Secondly, the truth of how Manfred really came into power was revealed after Frederic arrived, claiming that he was should be the rightful heir to the lordship, and that Manfred’s grandfather, Ricardo, had “usurped” (Walpole, 90) the reign from the family of Alfonso the Good, the last true heir to Otranto....   [tags: Gothic, Romantic, secrecy]
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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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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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Overview of Steampunk - Imagine a world in which the concept of electricity was never fully grasped, where the steam engine reigned supreme and the electrical circuit was a pipe dream. The people of this world would never stop innovating and would adapt, as humans often do, to the limitations of their machinery. Therefore, monolithic machinations would be constructed for relatively simple problems that we might have today, and that Industrial style of clothes would never really fall out of the mainstream. Instead it would just become more modernized, rather than exiting our lives entirely....   [tags: Technology, Modern Day Electronics]
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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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Media: Societies Adddiction - ... Without modern technology and the media, societies would be sheltered from each other. While talking about what would happen if journalism and media was a whole simple vanished Fallows stated, “America’s problems of public life can only grow worse, since we will lack the means to understand and discuss them.” Basically, without the news society would only grow worse due to a lack of understanding and knowledge. Although the media purposely target, “important figures” like Justin Bieber, the media still provides valuable news to people everywhere (Role of Social Media)....   [tags: modern society, facebook, twitter]
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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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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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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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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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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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Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood - Set in the Victorian era where women remained at the bottom of the social and economic ladder, Alias Grace's female characters emerged out of the stereotypes of its time. Not only were they unique and extremely dynamic but Margaret Atwood's characters stood for more than just the unconventional women of such a society. They were strong and able women who overcome the traumas in their lives. They chose not to be labelled by impressions of the ideal women rather they made their own mark in society....   [tags: victorian era]
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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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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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Baroque Era - In every way Baroque music is like a teen-ager. Ok, maybe not in the pimply-faced-criticize-everything-even-though-you-don’t-pay-for-it kind of way we have come to expect from our modern teen-agers. But what is a teen-ager anyway. Simply put; a teen-ager is no longer a child and not yet an adult. It is that awkward in-between stage when all the rules get broken, nothing ever seems to fit, and emotions fluctuate wildly. This is exactly how it was with the Baroque Era of Music. To put this into perspective, try and remember that the Renaissance was a "re-birth" of good art and music and the Classical era was that birth coming into its maturity....   [tags: essays research papers] 1829 words
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Sexual Irreverence in Modern America - It may not be a 1960s sexual revolution but Americans' attitudes toward sex have certainly taken a dramatic turn toward sexual irreverence. American culture has lost all sense of discretion. We have no boundaries or sense of anything being a private matter. After we cruised through the conservative 50’s; we chanted and swayed through the sexual revolution of the 60’s. But we didn’t stop there. Now we’re riding the fiber optic wave of immediate and impersonal self-gratification. American culture is getting more accepting of provocative messages and behavior with each passing decade....   [tags: sex, ethics, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Father of Modern-Day Chemistry - Antoine Laurent Lavoisier is considered to be the father of modern-day chemistry (Balchin 36). He had an unbelievable impact on the way the world views chemistry today. From identifying elements to discovering the importance of the role of combustion, he played an essential part in the world’s scientific ideas and inventions. He was so influential that he is said to have an equal if not greater impact in chemistry as Newton did in physics (Tiner 90). He used the initial ideas of Joseph Priestley, Henry Cavendish, and Karl Scheele, and worked to prove them and make them more official (Tiner 90)....   [tags: Biography, Lavoisier] 1681 words
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The History of Modern Wars - War is an obliterate machine employed by every nation from Third World countries to Global Empires throughout world’s history. This essay will attempt to review Modern American History from the World War II to present day. Key areas will be exam are 1) patriotism and propaganda used by the government during wartime, 2) the role of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) enforcing domestic laws during the Cold War era of American history, 3) the intervenes of the United States abroad in many aspects from gaining strategic advantages, control of natural resources, depose of oppressive governments, the spread of political and religious system, and commercial self-interest, to 4) how the media sha...   [tags: Causes and Consequences]
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The Evolution of Music - Throughout history, music has evolved and branched off into many different categories, each of which have distinct styles and orchestrations; there is classical music that is centuries old and today there is modern contemporary music that is often synthesized or played with electronic instruments. There are also many ways that the two styles can cross over each other; this is seen in popular music and a lot of video game music. Though many people cannot see any similarities between modern and classical music, modern music is really an evolution of classical music; the roots of modern music go back to classical era....   [tags: style, classic, modern contemporary, orchestration]
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Romatic Era - 19th Century Romanticism in Europe- Books related to 19th Century Romanticism in Europe- 19th Century Romanticism in Europe- Romanticism began in the early 19th century and radically changed the way people perceived themselves and the state of nature around them. Unlike Classicism, which stood for order and established the foundation for architecture, literature, painting and music, Romanticism allowed people to get away from the constricted, rational views of life and concentrate on an emotional and sentimental side of humanity....   [tags: essays research papers] 798 words
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The Young Embrace Technology while the Old Feel Threatened by It - Today’s era, witness to astronomical advancement in the field of science and technology, bores a technology savvy generation of people. Such a generation cannot imagine a life without the technologies termed “modern”. It seems as though modern technology has become a fundamental need of human beings, not just the young but the old and children alike. Today, people are born in an environment full of all kinds of technologies. A new born child’s record of pulse and other anatomical activities are, of course results of modern technology like heart monitor, and so on....   [tags: modern, technology, ] 524 words
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Influences of the Ancient Roman Empire on Early Modern State Builders - Anthony Pagden and David Armitage have maintained that the influences of the ancient Roman Empire provided valuable lessons to early modern state builders. Medieval Europe was a feudal period of expansion of territory and consolidation of power. Once the powerful monarchs of Spain, England, and France had secured their supremacy, they competed amongst each other to be the undisputed Lord of All the World. Their imperial ambitions made America the proving ground in a competitive political contest....   [tags: World History] 1843 words
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Evolution of Heroism: Comparing Qualities of Ancient Heroes Versus Modern Heroes - Heroes are prevalent in everyone’s life. Whether someone’s hero is a living person or a fabled character from a movie, everybody has come into contact with some sort of hero. In fact, the concept of heroes has existed for hundreds of years, dating all the way back to Ancient Greece. However, heroes have not always been people who dress up in costumes and fight crime, as our current society would lead us to believe. No, heroes started out differently and have evolved throughout the centuries. Heroes generally reflect the ideals of their society, and while they are not perfect, they demonstrate the qualities and traits valued by their society....   [tags: Heroes, world history] 1043 words
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AIDS: The Modern Epidemic - ... The birthplace of this vaccine is located in what we now call the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi and Rwanda, seemingly the hearth of the global AIDS epidemic. When interviewed, Hilary Koprowski, the polio-vaccine pioneer, could not recall or find documentary evidence as to whether his group had used kidney cells from Green Monkeys or Asian Macaques (which do not naturally carry an SIV.) If culture media contained SIV which is a possibility, given that the techniques available during that era were unable to guard against unknown viruses that did not cause overt symptoms in their monkey hosts....   [tags: HIV, cure, blood]
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The Industrial Revolution's Impact on Modern Architecture in the Early 1900's - ... The building had a simple and formal aesthetic which foreshadows a new century and the modern architectural movement. “The architect of this land and generation are now brought face to face with something new under the sun-namely that evolution and integration of social conditions, that special grouping of them, that results in a demand for the erection of tall office buildings…” (Louis Sullivan, 1896) The 20th Century brought with it a dramatic and wide spread growth of cities and the development of highways, railroads and bridges, especially in the United States....   [tags: Design Opportunities, Cultural reform]
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Jacksonian Era Free - Jacksonian Era Free Ever since the second term of George Washington's presidency, America's politicians have worked within a two party political system. The first two parties were the Federalists and Anti-Federalists. The Federalist Party supported a strong centralized federal government, while the basis of Anti-Federalists political platform was exactly the antithesis. The two party system has survived for so long, because for every idea set-forth there are always those who will argue against it....   [tags: Papers] 1179 words
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The Woman's Roles during the Depression Era - The Woman's Roles during the Depression Era The U.S. experienced a Depression in 1929. The American economy collapsed and millions of people were out of jobs. The government's role during this time of economic crisis was to assist the citizens of this country in any way possible. This sometimes led to the development of experimental programs and projects. Greenbelt, Maryland, can be characterized as such. Greenbelt was a planned community designed to house low- to middle-income families. It attempted to provide a safe and cooperative environment where parents and children alike could live safely and harmoniously....   [tags: Great Depression Housewives Essays]
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Victor Marie Hugo and the Romantic Era - Victor Marie Hugo and the Romantic Era Victor Marie Hugo and the literature that changed France, if not the world " His novels have a purpose: historical, moral, social or all at once. &9;Their insistent vibrating style, and the frequent intrusion of the author's inflections may awaken a sense of strain; but they have kept their hold on others than school boys; and the grotesque, swarming, medieval crowds surging the huge cathedral (Notre Dame de Paris), the symbolic fight between man and the sea (Les Travialleurs de Mer)....   [tags: French Literature]
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Modern Democracy - In 1947, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Sir Winston Churchill, articulated a scathing opinion of the global political spectrum in the post-war era after witnessing the fall of European fascism in Germany and Italy as well as the impending rise of communism. He remarked, “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.” This essay agrees vehemently with Churchill’s assertion that democracy – for all of its faults – was, and still is, the world’s preeminent form of government when compared with all other alternatives, notably fascism and communism....   [tags: Political Science] 2102 words
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Rationalim and Fascist Politics - Ghirardo points out that the relationship between modern architecture and fascism is not as clear as recent analysis might have it. What do you think was the aspiration for modern 'rational' architecture and why would it be associated with socialist politics. Further, why was there such a close relationship between modern architecture and fascism in Italy in the pre-war years, but not in germany. Rationalism was one of the key movements in Italy after world war one. It set about broadening the scope of modern architecture by formulating clear strategies for dealing with the industrialisation and urbanisation of Italy ....   [tags: Modern Architecture] 1401 words
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Modern Warfare - ... Professional militaries are formed with professional service members who are loyal to the nation and its cause. However, professional militaries are trained. Napoleon trained his military for victory, beginning with education. As the French monarchy dissolved, several Soldiers remained loyal to the nation and Army. Soldiers and veterans began with a month of "refresher" training in the schools of the Soldier and the company. Then came two days of Battalion and three days of Division drill every week....   [tags: military fundamentals, battlefied]
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Different Reactions of a Modern and Elizabethan Audience to Othello - In the Elizabethan era, many of the issues Shakespeare included in his plays were socially accepted by the audience. In contrast these issues are in large not accepted in today's modern society. The first decisive opposing reactions by a modern and Elizabethan audience to a Shakespeare play such as Othello, is the status of women in this period. Othello among other plays of its era, introduce the idea of women as possessions. "O heaven. How got she out?" Here Brabantio is talking about his daughter Desdemona as if she is locked up in his prison....   [tags: World Literature] 628 words
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The Influence of Greek Thought on Modern Science and Mathematics - The Influence of Greek Thought on Modern Science and Mathematics Parallels can be drawn from Greek thought and compared to today’s modern world views. This comparison also brings forth the influences of the Greek philosophies to the world’s contemporary aspects. More specifically, mathematics and science elicit the relationships of the ancient Greek beliefs and the existing theories and truths. Mathematics, as it relates to the Greek era and the present time, had created and still creates a very new approach to the thoughts of the mechanics of nature....   [tags: Philosophy] 612 words
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Renaissance Influence on Modern Day Fashion - Many people would not believe that there are so many similarities between modern day fashion and the fashion of the renaissance time period. Many differences may be seen between the two, but the similarities are remarkable. Throughout all of time, clothing has been the major representation of social classes. What people wear has always been the distinguishing factor between the wealthy and the poor classes of both the renaissance and current time period. The evolution from time period to time period has been vast, but the fact that what people wear represents what class they reside in is still very prevalent....   [tags: Fashion]
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A Modern Version of Shakespeare's Play, Henry V - A Modern Version of Shakespeare's Play, Henry V The play Henry V, currently being staged at the University of Alberta student theatre, exemplifies an innovative manner of bringing the historic play into the modern era of technology. Set in the form of two multinational corporations: England and France, the play details the metaphoric battle for the market share from the two companies. Set in the current era circa 2002, the props and set for the play incorporate several technological innovations of the twenty first century....   [tags: Henry IV Henry V Essays]
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Modern Day Relevance of Sinclair's The Jungle - The Jungle was first published in 1906. Contemporary critics disagree about whether or not the novel has any “relevance” for modern readers. What do YOU think. I believe this novel has somewhat of a relevance for modern readers in today’s society. In the world of economic competition that we live in today, many thrive and many are left to dig through trash cans. It has been a constant struggle throughout the modern history of society. One widely prescribed example of this struggle is Upton Sinclair's groundbreaking novel, The Jungle....   [tags: literary analysis, literature essays] 896 words
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Is the Notion of an Early Modern Military Revolution Tenable? - Is the Notion of an Early Modern Military Revolution Tenable. The notion of an early modern military revolution is one which is a much debated subject among historians. Two historians who are very dominant in this field are Geoffrey Parker and Michael Roberts. Although they both agree that a military revolution occurred, they disagree on the timing of a revolution in war. Roberts argues that a military revolution started in 1560 and "by 1660, the modern art of war had come to birth." Parker, on the other hand, sees the military revolution as a "firmly sixteenth century phenomenon with antecedents in the fifteenth." Prior to the early modern period, warfare was based around castles and fo...   [tags: history sixteenth century fifteenth century]
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Influence of the Samurai on Modern Japanese Society - Introduction Throughout History, there have been many different groups or events that are still widely known today. Groups of people such as the Indians or Vikings are popular groups which are referenced constantly in today’s society. However, none of these groups is more known or referenced than the Japanese Samurai. Originating in 646 AD, these Japanese warriors developed from a loose organization of farmers to the dominant social class in Feudal Japan. Along with their dominant military and political standing, the samurai brought with them a unique code or moral belief that became the core of Samurai culture....   [tags: Japanese Culture] 1723 words
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Lender of Last Resort Activites by National Banking Era Institutions - ... The pooling or “equalization” of reserves was the other instrument used by the New York Clearing House to forestall the Banking Panic of 1873. When the New York Clearing House deemed necessary to the pool the reserves of its members banks it did so by assuming control over the reserves by transferring funds from banks with an excess of cash to banks which had a cash deficiency. The instrument of pooling reserves was a true central bank action by the New York Clearing House. This method is still used by modern central banks in times of monetary tightness....   [tags: loan certificate, banking system, treasury]
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Western Imperialism and Modern East Asia - Western imperialism in East Asia caused many tribulations for China, Japan, and Korea but also helped them to become contemporary nations. The East Asian countries were tremendously affected by unequal treaties, extraterritoriality, and above all, technology. Great Britain encroached upon China their greed for open trade with the Chinese empire resulting in the deterioration of the Chinese culture, which led to the emergence of a modernized civilization. Japan was co-subjugated by Russia and the United States so that the trade routes of these western countries could extend into the east, which resulted in the foundation of industrialization in Modern East Asia....   [tags: China, Japan, Korea, Imperialism]
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Mass Media Exposure in Modern Society - The world as it is represented by society today is a very big place. Throughout this “public sphere,” there are many things that influence us as a whole. Many of the things that have the biggest impact in our lives are most commonly communicated through the Mass Media. The Mass Media has evolved a lot since the printing press was established back in 1454. Through the Media, much can be said during one instance to the general public without as much effort. It started with print, and then developed into a language and soon it became something that was digital and handheld....   [tags: Media, technology] 1564 words
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Traditional Shinto & Modern Japanese Business - The nation of Japan, even more so than other countries, has a long, long history behind it. It's a country dating back as far as the B.C. Era, and that has experienced various powerful events that has shaped the country since its birth. As with other nations, an important part of their past lies in their religion. Before they were introduced to Buddhism and other outside religions, which had a large impact on their society, the Japanese followed something known as Shinto. As the one religion that can truly be called “Japanese,” it follows that its influences would still remain in the eyes of the people and only aided by a traditionally xenophobic view of the world....   [tags: Japanese History ]
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HISTORY OF SINGAPORE’S MODERN ARCHITECTURE - INTRODUCTION Singapore Officially known as the Republic of Singapore, is the world's only sovereign city-state that is also an island country. It lies in Southeast Asia off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula and 137 kilometres north of the equator. Made up of the lozenge-shaped main island (widely known as Singapore Island, but also as Pulau Ujong, its native Malay name) and over 60 much smaller islets, it is separated from Peninsular Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south....   [tags: Bungalow Building, British Influence]
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The Modern Renaissance - Modern science, philosophy, religion, and art. These were all affected by the Renaissance. It changed the lifestyles and thoughts of most people. One of the major influences of these changes was the idea of natural law. The idea came from the Humanists, who believed in the power of the mind.. People started referring to the ancient Greeks' and Latins' ways of thinking. They believed these philosophers' ideas and beliefs were all one needed to live an effective and moral life. Soon, the children were being taught about the Greek philosophies and ways....   [tags: Renaissance Time Period] 467 words
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Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky, and Fault in Our Stars by John Greene - ... The book itself is about kids being forced into a life or death situation. The trilogy includes a love triangle between the protagonist Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, and Gale Hawthorne, and the angst was a very conspicuous attribute to the story, due to all the deaths and inequity occurring throughout the whole trilogy. However, in the Victorian era, the common story tropes were about hard work, perseverance, love wins at the end, and villains must be punished. While people preferred poetry in the Romantic period, novels were the more dominant genre in the Victorian period....   [tags: the victorian era, great expectations]
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Deconstructing Hamlet a Novel by William Shakespeare - ... Families of the deceased had practical and social reasons for doing this, as it would bring a further disgrace upon the family. The Elizabethan era, it was not only a social shame- due to the refusal of a Christian burial, but also the ordinary consequences, and furthermore forfeit to the crown, evidently one can understand why such an act was kept quiet (Zeil). Shakespeare expressed ideas in regards to the ‘Crowner’s quest law’, mentioning that in the sense of a hierarchy ruling a fair punishment may fall short when comparing the simple people of society to those who came from wealthier families (Zeil)....   [tags: Ophelia, elizabethan era, suicide]
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The Development of Instruments and Instrumental Music in the Late Renaissance and Baroque Eras - Before the Baroque era, music was rarely written specifically for instruments; most often, music played on instruments was originally for voice. The Baroque Era last from 1600 to 1750. During this time, instruments were improved, and composers began to write pieces for specific instruments. Music became more popular with the middle class, and amateur musicians became to sprout up, separate from the church and the court. Instrumental music in the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras were called sonatas, concertos, and sinfonias interchangeably....   [tags: History, Baroque Era, Music]
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Relative Points and Insights Relating to Sculpture of the Paleolithic Era - This paper will discuss relative points and insights relating to sculpture of the Paleolithic era, specifically the Venus of Willendorf, through the essays of Christopher Witcombe. Venus is a term that has long been associated with artwork, most specifically the classical forms of beautiful women. The term Venus has also come to represent female sculptures of the Paleolithic era. The most notable of these female sculptures is the Venus of Willendorf, 24,000-22,000 BCE. The age of the figurine has been changed several times....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Is The Internet Bring A New Era Of American Cultural Imperia - The Internet has emerged as the most rapidity adopted communication medium in history. The Internet by design is de-centralized, inexpensive, uncensored, and accessible from anywhere in the globe. Bill Gates contends that the Internet is first step along the “Information Superhighway”, which will ultimately create a “global village” that will allow for a more symmetrically distribution of information. The United States, which invented most of the underlying technologies for the Internet, leads the rest of the world in embracing the Internet as measuring by users, the number of English based web-sites, and Internet Service Providers (ISP), but also producing the hardware and software that d...   [tags: essays research papers] 2716 words
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Influence of Romanticism in America - ... It knows what lies beyond death and has no fear. Even if man freed himself from hate, pride, and fear, man's joy would not equal the skylark's. The secret of its capacity to sing so happily would be an incomparable gift for the poet. Samuel Palmer was a British landscape painter, etcher and paint maker. He was a key figure in Romanticism throughout Britain, producing a variation of visionary pastoral paintings. From the early 1860’s he gained much reputation for his later landscapes, which had a touch of early Shoreham work about them, most notable being the etching of The Lonely Tower in 1879....   [tags: romanticism era, philosophy, literature]
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Biography of T. S. Eliot - ... People wanted to devour Eliot’s poetry because of its unusual nature, and at the same time wanted to avoid it because of its depressing and unsettling topics of death, depression, illness, and insanity (Tate and Garner). Upon his death, The New York Times ran his obituary that included some critics, such as friends and fellow poets: “LOUIS UNTERMEYER, poet: ‘Eliot made a revolution in the language of modern poetry, and our whole attitude toward what we call modern poetry. He has influenced every young poet whether he knows it....   [tags: antebelum era, depression, illnesses]
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Household Words, by Charles Dickens - In many ways the Victorian Era is not as different as one might initially expect, though there—of course—have been many social improvements since those times. Individuals of Victorian England had, as we do today, a strong attachment to media entertainment. Just as many American anxiously await the release of new episodes of television shows weekly, Victorian England was similarly riveted through weekly installments from a wide variety of periodicals of the time that too were released on daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis....   [tags: victorian era, dickens]
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Hellanodikai: The Chief Judges of the Olympics - "There, the method of premliminary training and the kind of exercises are decided by others, and it is not the trainer, but the Hellanodikes who, entirely on his own initiative and without being bound in any way, organizes everything, in accord with the particular circumstances pertaining from time to time. And the Hellanodikes has the whip at his disposal, not only for the athlete, but also for the trainer, and he uses it in case of any contravention of his orders; and all have to conform with the orders of the Hellanodikai, since those who violate them may be immediately excluded from the games."1 Philostratos, ca....   [tags: ancient modern sport athletic competition] 1322 words
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Oscar Wilde - Between the years of 1837 and 1901, British history experienced a revolutionary period of economic and cultural growth. The new wealth that came with expansion created new class structures as an age of domesticity was inspired. As a result of this, the art world changed too. Writers became realistic as they believed they were serving a higher moral purpose while creating. They wrote of actual and practical life in the form of dramatic monologues. Visual imagery illustrated their emotions while their tone and sound reflected the poems meaning....   [tags: literature, Victorian era, poetry, controversy]
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Eras of the South - ... After they met , i would be inevitable that Florida Georgia Line would then form and become much more than a simple country band . Even though Florida Georgia line are new to the scene , they have been making fans along the way and appealing to today’s young , wild , and southern country style. Undoubtedly the fact that Lynyrd Skynyrd was a great band overall , what made the heart of the band was the appeal to the rebellious era of the south. In one of the most famous songs by Lynyrd Skynyrd “Sweet Home Alabama” It was not only a hit song , it was to get back at Neil Young for criticising the band in his song “ Southern Man”....   [tags: rebellious era, Lynyrd Skynyrd]
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Changes due to uniform - Throughout human history, uniforms have been a way to show discipline and formal etiquette. from military officials to nurses, uniforms are the norm to express who someone is in the modern world.  Uniforms have played a great role in the history of education. Schools have shown the different uses of uniforms and as time progresses with the uniforms, so does the development of the rebellious nature in the average teenager. Parents who are willing to spend money on their children’s education end up sending their children to private schools where uniforms are mandatory....   [tags: Era of Rebellion, Gang Colors]
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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louise Stephenson and Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley - Literature is a great form of art, and is very influential in the lives of many. People of an era may find the literature of that time to be fantastic and they learn from it since it is pertinent to the situations they face in their day-to-day lives. Yet there are some exceptions to this rule of pertinence of literature of an age, there is the ability that literature has to beat the test of time and live on for generations either by the written works, like the modern written books, or the verbal works, as can be noted in the transition of stories in the Native American culture....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Modern Application]
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Are We in a Post-Modern Age? - This paper answers the question: Are We in a Post-Modern Age. Post-Modernism can be described as a particular style of thought. It is a concept that correlates the emergence of new features and types of social life and economic order in a culture; often called modernization, post-industrial, consumer, media, or multinational capitalistic societies. In Modernity, we have the sense or idea that the present is discontinuous with the past, that through a process of social, technological, and cultural change (either through improvement, that is, progress, or through decline) life in the present is fundamentally different from life in the past....   [tags: Post-Modernity] 2824 words
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Stigma of Tattoos in Modern Times - Modern Times Stigma: As a tattooed person, I can attest that stigma and prejudice are still alive and well in the new millennium, even in a "liberal outpost" like Massachusetts. Whether it's a stare, look, comment or something more serious, like denial of service or hassling from law enforcement, cultural stigma is still a factor for those seeking tattoos. Much of this is clearly rooted in the history of tattooing in the U.S. (see below) but there are other possible sources for these attitudes as well....   [tags: Tattoo]
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Towards a New and Integrated Language: A Rejection of Post-Modernism - The term post-modernism has gradually become popular with music commentaries since the phrase was first coined in the early mid 1960's. It was adopted as a way of explaning the rise of so called 'populist' music in the era of the avant garde. The history of the term can be traced to the upsurge in parodying the past in art and architecture and was thought to be a new aesthetic which would eventually replace modernism. In music, this apparently new aesthetic was first represented by composers like Rochberg who were disaffected with serialism and a so called allienation between the composer and the audience by modernist music....   [tags: language, post-modern,] 1241 words
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Mina Loy as the Modern Woman - Mina Loy as the Modern Woman Born on December 27, 1882, into an ordinary London family, Mina Lowy proved to be anything but common. After spending years as the recipient of her father’s encouragement, Loy moved from the artistic confinement that her mother tried to impose upon her to a life of literary acclaim. Developing her artistic crafts of painting, sculpture, and poetry, her most recognized talent, Mina Loy refused to be crowded into convenient societal definitions. Hailed as the quintessential “New Woman” in 1917, Loy embodied the changing definition of modern femininity....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 922 words
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Medieval Art in a Modern World - Medieval Art in a Modern World When I was looking at different works of art from the Middle Ages in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (medieval wing), one in particular caught my attention. Entitled “Plaque with the Crucifixion and the Stabbing of Hades,” this piece embodies life and death, triumph and defeat, divinity and humanity. Carved in ivory, this plaque, depicting the Passion of Christ with an allusion to Hades (god of the underworld), is from the mid-tenth century, or Middle Byzantine era, and was made in Constantinople....   [tags: Essays Papers] 625 words
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Modern technology's effect on ecology - ?It is because of those scientists. inventions.. ?Modern technology owes ecology an apology!. This is what some people say when the read the news about haze, deforestation, extinction of flora and fauna and global warming. They blame modern technology, the materials and ideas developed in the last century to assist humans in their activities, for the deterioration of ecology. The ecological cycle has been very much disturbed by the developments humankind have achieved....   [tags: essays research papers] 1278 words
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One Era To Another: The Telephone - The modern version of the telephone has proven a significant change over the years from what it was at one point. What allows us to communicate with the world at any hour; minute and second of the day only exhibits how significant the invention has been for individuals. It is one of the most used pieces of electronics in the world today. Over time research has not only led to different versions of the phone, but to the developments of different tones, caller id’s, dialing, call tracing and allowing a person to listen to music while on hold....   [tags: Inventions, Alexander Graham Bell] 1066 words
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The Importance of Being Earnest and Modern Day London? - The speed that we allow and enable our world to change and adapt is often a common topic among people. When I think back to my childhood it now seems so outdated and old fashioned, yet it was such a short time ago; showing me how fast were developing as people and as a planet. In the Victorian era, when The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde was written and set, they were just discovering cars for the rich, and railways were becoming a popular form of transport. Nowadays the development of technology has allowed man to walk on the moon and we are able to fly to the other side of the world in just a day....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1566 words
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The Origins of Modern Science - The origins of modern science date to the seventeenth century, a period so marked by innovative thinking that it has been called the `century of genius.'...Breaking free of the bonds of tradition, these sixteenth-century thinkers developed the scientific method, a means of understanding based on a systematic observation of natural phenomena and experimentation regarding causes and effects (Merriman, 311). The ideas of many scientists, and philosophers, such as Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, and Francis Bacon, flew in the face of the 16th century intellectual orthodoxy....   [tags: European History] 2475 words
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Modern Industrial Relations in India - Modern Industrial Relations in India A study of modern industrial relations in India can be made in three distinct phases. The first phase can be considered to have commenced from about the middle of the nineteenth century and ended by the end of the First World War. The second phase comprises the period thereafter till the attainment of the independence in 1947, and the third phase represents the post-independence era....   [tags: Papers] 506 words
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The Devlopment of Modern Africa - The Development of Modern Africa There are over 40 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the wealth of natural resources and the prevalence of wealth in the northern segments of Africa have led many to speculate about the equity and economic development in the sub-Sahara. Unfortunately, the progression of economic, political and social factors in this region have done little to improve the overall conditions, and have instead demonstrated a consistent bias towards the government and the social elites that has impacted the chances of successful development in the region....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Social Dating is a Modern Phenomenon in our Society - ... Many of these students have even attended a date or have carried a relationship with someone intimately. Their idea of a relationship is making out, and putting out. Engaging in sexual intercourse before marriage almost never came up before in the era before dating, but what has changed in today’s culture that has made this topic bearable in recent times. Steven E. Roahds argues that, “The collegiate women are available because most of the women’s movement has insisted that sexual liberation is an important part of women’s liberation and because the Pill seemed to make sexual liberation costless” (515)....   [tags: social media, dating, sexual liberation]
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Childhood of the Modern Society - Childhood of the Modern Society Childhood is a fundamental stage and its influence extends into adult life. To guarantee that children and adolescents have the best possible start in life is the way to ensure the development and progress of nations. The dictionary defines childhood as the period of life between infancy and puberty. Often these days, this is the age of children attending primary school and early secondary school. While it is admittedly true that with stress and a heavy workload, children do have lesser time for themselves, it would be exaggerated to say that there is no such thing as childhood anymore....   [tags: Papers] 692 words
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The History of Modern Day Parenting: Helicopter Parents - ... These methods ultimately baby a child in such a severe way that they start to lose creative and leadership skills, which are needed in today’s market. One can say that this behavior is similar to the parenting style that is found in Confucius affected regions in Asia. If you look at regions like South Korea, students go to after school programs until ten at night. Furthermore, they are under a strict scheduling from their parents, such as only thirty minutes of television. Helicopter parents tend to continue their tight grasp even when a child reach adulthood....   [tags: boomer generation, child development]
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Modern Bollywood, A Decade Old: Bollywood and the Colonial Censorship - Introduction This essay explains the journey of Bollywood (Indian Film Industry) and how it has changed itself and its audience’s perspective on Hindi Cinema. Applying the key features from Dennis McQuail’s “Normative Theory”, the relationship between Bollywood and the audience, controlled by the censorship board will be explained; and how both, the Bollywood industry and Censor Board are responsible for bringing changes to each other in the terms of rules, regulations, audience’s attitudes and their demands, in every period of time....   [tags: Indian film industry, normative theory, mcquail]
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The Importance of Mendel’s Laws in Modern Genetics - The Importance of Mendel’s Laws in Modern Genetics - Human genome is like an intricate library that stores vast volumes of life information. The preservation and passage of genetic books to future generation is one of the primary tasks of human genome. In the late 19th century not too long after the library of Congress was built in the United States, Gregor Mendel, an Austrian teacher and abbot, made a keen observation in the garden of a monastery at Brno. After testing and breeding 28,000 pea plants, Mendel discovered the mathematic pattern of describing how parents pass on their traits to the offspring....   [tags: Genetics]
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