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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Music Economy: Entering a Post-industrial Era - Within this essay i shall be examining to what degree the music economy has entered a post-industrial state. I shall do this by first highlighting the the definition of post-industrialism and show how this affected musicians in the present day; and as a result how this has affected my personal and professional development within the music industry. I will highlight interesting factors such as the different interpretations of how we define an era, what place the creative industries have within a post-industrial society and areas of my own professional development, goals and education....   [tags: post industrialism, musician, technology]
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Media: Societies Adddiction - Modern society is a slave to the media. Everyone, everywhere is influenced by the media in both positive and negative ways. The media touches every aspect of a persons life, from their clothes to their hair color. Society is told what they should spend their money on, what products will make them popular, and even what car they should be driving. Every Super Bowl, a record amount of viewer, which trump over 100 million, watch thirty second commercials with as much focus as the game itself. These advertisements which cost roughly four million dollars vary from beer and car commercials, to soda and music promotions....   [tags: modern society, facebook, twitter]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - AIDS: The Modern Epidemic When we speak on the taboo subject of AIDS, many questions arise. First of all where did this wretched disease come from, what is it, who has it, and who can contract it. AIDS has terrorized the world for over 20 years and yet there is still no cure. In its short existence it has become one of the most rapidly spreading diseases in the history of mankind. The question regarding AIDS is, “will there ever be a cure?” Scientists may never be able to answer that question....   [tags: HIV, cure, blood]
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The Industrial Revolution's Impact on Modern Architecture in the Early 1900's - “Industrial Revolution is the period of major industrialization that took place during the late 1700s and early 1800s.” Britain was the ‘mother’ of the Industrial Revolution. During that period Britain was making great strides in the innovation of new materials such as the development of superior steel, cast iron and glass. For a time, this gave Britain the advantage over most ‘advanced’ countries in development, mostly as it relates to construction. There were also great developments in the field of agriculture, manufacturing and power generation....   [tags: Design Opportunities, Cultural reform]
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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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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 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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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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Modern Warfare - Modern warfare ranges from small to large campaigns with military fundamentals shaping the battlefield. However, none has a more significant value as the Napoleonic eras. Although France is no longer a dominant power, its military fundamentals influence the United States (U.S.) military. The U.S. military employs three Napoleonic era fundamentals of Command and Control (C2), professional military, and nationalism. These fundamentals shape the U.S. military during peace and war. Maintaining peace and winning wars are important....   [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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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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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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Jane Nicholas' Representing the Modern Man - In Jane Nicholas’s Chapter 2 “Representing the Modern Man: Beauty, Culture, and Masculinity in Early-Twentieth-Century Canada” she explores the changes in men’s appearance and how it is depicted in advertisements of the time. Looking at many forms of magazines, advertisements and newspapers Jane Nicholas “aims to shed light on men’s place in modern beauty and commodity culture, not as producers, advertisers, or wage earners, but as potential consumers in early-twentieth-century Canada”(Nicholas,2012)....   [tags: consumerism, masculinity, beauty]
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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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A Modern Division of Labor and Gender Norms - Modern feminists might gasp if I assert patriarchy once allowed efficient economic organization, but the tools of modern political economy unveil the mystery of why inegalitarian gender norms were once economically efficient. Evolving modes of production and material constraints necessitate an efficient division of labor guided by socialized gender norms that adapt to economic macroconditions. Gary Becker and Torben Iversen understand an economic division of labor differently given their different historical-material conditions....   [tags: feminists, political economy, gender]
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Lender of Last Resort Activites by National Banking Era Institutions - The United States banking and financial system, between the adoption of the National Banking Act and the establishment of the Federal Reserve System in 1914, was in a constant state of evolution. This period was also marked by numerous banking panics with major panics or crises in 1873, 1893, and 1907, and minor or what Elmus Wicker referred to as “incipient” banking panics in 1884 and 1890 (2000). The panics of 1884 and 1890 are referred to as incipient because there was no general loss of depositor confidence in either New York or the interior banks....   [tags: loan certificate, banking system, treasury]
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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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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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Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky, and Fault in Our Stars by John Greene - The Victorian Era began in 1837 and ended at 1901. This era is often described as the era where important, rapid change and development in medical, and scientific knowledge occurred. Victorian Literature was also important because its major theme was the injustice taking place during this time. This was when people started to voice out their opinions and thoughts that pestered them. In addition, Victorian literature influenced the priority of importance in modern literature. By comparing the ways in which young love in literature is achieved, received, and stereotyped between the Victorian era and present day, thus the Victorian era saw love as much more of a reward for hard work an persever...   [tags: the victorian era, great expectations]
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An Analysis of Candide Story by Voltaire - Voltaire “Candide or Optimism” was written in the enlightenment era. Voltaire story is published in The Norton Anthology of Western Literature. Voltaire’s character, Pangolss, is a philosopher who teaches about God morals. Pangolss is also a mentor to Candide, who is the main character of the novel. Candide has a good heart but is also feel s very hopeless in life. Pangloss takes Candide under his wing and teaches him that “best of all possible worlds.” The enlightenment movement is seen closely in Voltaire writing style on page 378....   [tags: voltaire, enlightment era, candide] 1336 words
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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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Deconstructing Hamlet a Novel by William Shakespeare - Chosen Question: One of the key themes in Hamlet is suicide with two major characters giving audiences the opportunity to reflect on its implications to society. Hamlet reflects upon suicide in his famous soliloquies while Ophelia actually commits suicide. Using research from scholarly articles and books to support your argument, discuss Shakespeare’s treatment of the theme of suicide. Introduction: Themes have large implications for a play's outcome, a play in particular that this essay will be focusing on is William Shakespeare’s Hamlet....   [tags: Ophelia, elizabethan era, suicide]
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Industrialization in 19th and 20th Century - America was a time of rapid growth for people all across the country. The Industrial Revolution began a few years after the Civil War with the invention of steam powered machines. From there, America faced a time of massive expansion and modern industrialized cities popped up across the United States. While there was much success across the nation, such as manual labor becoming easier and a huge population growth, the negative effects of industrialization outweigh the positives. A few of the issues that made industrialization an atrocious time for many was the racism and segregation towards immigrants and unsafe and unfair working conditions/the deprivation of a regular childhood for kids ac...   [tags: industrial revolution, industrial era] 1272 words
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Biography of T. S. Eliot - T.S Eliot, a man known for his dedication to literature, was a determined poet that was willing to overcome any obstacles to achieve a higher place in the literary world. Eliot’s poems, not for the faint of heart, dealt with his more troubling life experiences, such as depression, illnesses, and the complex society of World War One. These trials and tribulations lead Eliot into a state of collapse, which was fueled by his wife Vivien’s illness, and started publishing at night. Eliot was notorious for leaving his readers on the very “door step of the illuminating,” as Aiken said (“T.S....   [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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Neanderthal and Early Modern Humans - Neanderthal and Early Modern Humans The history of life on earth goes back to millions of years. Many species and creatures evolved and changed through time, leading up to what we know today as, modern man. One of the creatures most similar to modern man is the Neanderthals; they are sometimes referred to as “early modern humans.” An article entitled “Early man steered clear of Neanderthal romance” by Michael Hopkin, explains that there was a discovery that early human ancestors of modern man did not breed with their “cousins,” the Neanderthals, according to DNA that has been studied....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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