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An Episode of Moonlight by Trevor Munson and Ron Koslow - The television series Moonlight was created by Trevor Munson and Ron Koslow. This television series includes sixteen different episodes. The entire television series was about the immortal private detective Mick St. John that uses his keen senses of the vampire to solve difficult case to help the victims rather than sucking their blood. Mick was turned to a vampire 60 years ago by his wife Coraline when she bites him. Even through now Mick has the body of immortality, and he was always young but he always wanted to be a real human instead of a vampire....   [tags: Moonlight, Trevor Munson, Ron Koslow, television, ] 980 words
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Moonlight Sonata - Vienna, Austria Thunder on a cold rainy night. Dreary tears falling on washed away dreams of what was and what could have been. The applause of a crowd, their nameless faces float through the forgotten memories amidst the labyrinth of life. Whispers, like curses in the twilight hours, “Play for me maestro!” One solitary voice heard above all others; her voice. As beautiful as a sunrise, as haunting as a lonely cry upon the hills, deep in the recesses of night. Yes. Play for her. One last sonata by the moonlight....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1447 words
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Police Moonlight - A global problem Police moonlighting is not just a problem in the United States. Moonlighting is severally restricted or prohibited in Australia, England and Japan. It however is fairly common in one form or another in Canada and the USA (Bayley 1996). Under Russian law, police are permitted to engage in only very limited outside employment. Under the Law of the Militia, permitted occupations are limited to those connected to teaching, research and the arts. One study of officers in Russia found that 49% of the over two thousand surveyed stated that they engaged in some type of outside work in their off hours....   [tags: Ethical Issus, Conflict of Interest] 1842 words
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Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata: A Story of Passion - Das Leidenschaft auf dem Mondes The Passion of the Moon Das Leidenschaft auf dem Mondes (The Passion of the Moon) The piano sits peacefully near the corner, its rich mahogany wood reflecting the bright moonlight streaming in from the rooms only open window. The rest of the chamber lies shrouded in shadows, hiding the plush carpet, embellished furniture, and the expensive artwork hanging on the wall. Somewhere out the window an owl hoots her wisdom into the night. The door slowly creaks open and a tall, dark figure slips into the room....   [tags: Classical music, history]
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Ambition By Moonlight - Original Writing - Ambition By Moonlight - Original Writing The wind howled through Francis' mass of tatty black hair, that looked like a bird's nest, making it stream out behind him. He found it hard to keep his balance walking against the wind; it was like it was trying to lift him up and wisp him off, back to his warm welcoming house where he should be at this very moment. The long, thick grass was covered in frost; it looked like someone had sprinkled a thin layer of salt crystals across the field....   [tags: Papers] 1018 words
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American Impressionists: Ralph Blakelock’s "Moonlight" - The subversive importance of impressionists’ arts has been discussed in various art analyses by many scholars. Ralph Blakelock, one of the most prominent impressionists, was born in New York on 1847. Having undergone formal education, Blakelock taught himself artistry, with more interest in landscape views. He, particularly, concentrated on the selective landscape views that he encountered in his journeys across America and India. One of his most sought after painting is Moonlight. After a visit to High Museum of Art in Atlanta, I came a cross Ralph Blakelock’s Moonlight, which inevitably says a lot of the artist’s personality and background....   [tags: Art]
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Derozio's A Walk by Moonlight - Derozio's A Walk by Moonlight Poetry is the awakening of our conscience. In ‘A Walk by Moonlight’ Derozio illustrates how, on a casual walk, he is “allied to all the bliss, which other worlds we’re told afford”. The walk and observation makes him question life and introspect as well....   [tags: Poem Poetry Derozio] 913 words
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Accepting Fate and Inevitable Death in Banana Yoshimoto’s Kitchen and “Moonlight Shadow - ... When I raise my oil-spattered gas burner and the rusty kitchen knife, outside the window stars are glittering, lonely” (3). Mikage is fascinated and holds an inexplicable love for the kitchen. She uses the kitchen as a way for her to cope with her bitter loneliness as well as distracting herself from her conflicts. However, it is palpable that being in the kitchen alone cannot fully satisfy her emptiness. In a time of grief and despair, it is essential that one must have another person to talk to, someone to offer support and express concern....   [tags: bereavement, desolation, grief]
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The Role Music Plays in Our Lives - ... Throughout my first year of high school I was an humble, did not quite interact with most students. I had a very low self-esteem, most of my best friends in middle school went to different high school. I didn’t know what to do during that time because my parents had forced me to go another high school called “Eagle Rock High”. My parents believed a high school called “John Marshall High” was a ghetto high school ;therefore, I was forced to enrolled in school called “Eagle Rock High”, I felt lonely since all my friends were gone didn’t know what to do besides staying alone and enjoying my introvert life playing video games alone....   [tags: music and my experience in high school] 650 words
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The Venomous Serpent By Brian Ball - The Venomous Serpent by Brian Ball The Work The Venomous Serpent was written by Brian Ball, and published by the New English Library Limited from Barnard's Inn Holborn, London E.C.I. in 1974. The book was made and printed in Great Britain by C. Nicholls & Company Ltd. This book is a fiction, horror book about vampires. The alternative name of the book is The Night Creature. The Author Brian Ball was born in the United Kingdom in 1932. He is perhaps best known to SPACE: 1999 fans for writing the first-season novel The Space Guardians, based on the episodes Missing Link, Force of Life, and The Guardian of Piri....   [tags: Venomous Serpent Ball Book Review] 1537 words
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Set: A Treacherous, Powerful God - The god whose power is superior than many other gods and the general of the Egyptian army, Set. He is the god of chaos, deserts, storms, illness, and foreigners and he was believed as one of the strongest gods in Ancient Egypt. It has the head of an animal like no other in this world, the Set Animal. The animal has a face of an aardvark, jackal and a donkey. He is also a cunning and vicious warrior. While also being the grandson and the second commander-in-chief of Ra (the sun-god and the king of all gods)’s army....   [tags: Mythology ]
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Describe how Alfred Noyes in The Highwayman creates a stereotypical - Describe how Alfred Noyes in The Highwayman creates a stereotypical melodramatic atmosphere of romance, treachery, heroism and death (Literature: Response to pre 1900 poetry. Assignment: Describe how Alfred Noyes in "The Highwayman" creates a stereotypical melodramatic atmosphere of romance, treachery, heroism and death (Literature: Response to pre 1900 poetry. Objectives 1, 2, 3). Alfred Noyes was born in 1880. The Welsh coast and mountains where he grew up were an early inspiration for his work....   [tags: English Literature] 1469 words
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Yellow Madness Created in The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman - Intriguing things such as madness, hallucinations, paranoia, and depression are all traits that make a story memorable and interesting. However, there is more than just madness contained in “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Through the use of an unnamed narrator, Gilman depicts how women of her time were trapped by social barriers. The innocent and seminally well to do opening of the story with a mentally “ill” women being cared for by her physician husband steadily digresses into a struggle for her to escape her bonds and gain her freedom, her social equality....   [tags: society, equality, trapped]
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Storytelling in Richard Powers' "The Gold Bug Variations" - The act of storytelling goes hand-in-hand with human existence. The evolution of man from that of a single celled organism into the complex structure that we now know today in and of itself is a story. A story that is written in the genetic code of our Deoxyribonucleic Acid or DNA. That DNA is broken down into the amino acid building blocks A, C, T, and G. Four amino acids written like four notes in a bass cleft staff, "what could be simpler?" With that evolution of man, evolved the art of storytelling; from simple stories of the hunt told around the fire to the written works of authors that we now read in books today....   [tags: Richard Powers, Gold Bug Variations, storytelling,] 1006 words
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How Shakespeare express Love in his Plays - William Shakespeare, in the 16th century, wrote two plays that both involved love. Although both showed love, their genres contrast with one of them a comedy and the other a tragic. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a character named Hermia refuses marriage with Demetrius with the reason that she loves Lysander. Hermia’s friend, Helena, loves Demetrius. With parents involved in the scandal, the group rebel and run of into the woods. A fairy named Puck interferes and in the end, all lovers end up happy....   [tags: william shakespeare, romeo and juliet]
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An Analysis of the First Paragraph of O’Connor’s The Artificial Nigger - An Analysis of the First Paragraph of O’Connor’s The Artificial Nigger ?In “The Artificial Nigger,” Flannery O’Connor commingles characteristic Christian imagery with themes evocative of her Southern setting. In this essay, a close reading of the first paragraph of this story elucidates the subtle ways in which O’Connor sets up these basic themes of redemption and forgiveness. An additional paragraph will examine the ramifications of this reading on the intertwined racial aspects of the story, which are connected by a common theme of master/servant imagery, which is integral to the first paragraph....   [tags: O'Connor Artificial Nigger] 1052 words
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Night in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream - Night in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream One of the recurring themes throughout Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the time of day during which the play’s major action takes place: night. This being the case, there are certain words that are directly linked to this theme that appear numerous times throughout the script. Four such words are “moon,” “moonlight,” “moonshine,” and “lunatic.” Each comes from a feminine root that serves to identify the women in the play as prizes to be won and controlled....   [tags: Shakespeare Midsummer Night Dream Essays]
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The Woman Behind The Wallpaper - “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins depicts how many women of the 19th century were suffering from the oppression of a male dominated society. This short story is extremely personal as Perkins draws inspiration from her own experiences, and through her writing she channels all her feelings and thoughts about how women were medically treated during this time period. Her purpose for writing “The Yellow Wallpaper” was in hopes that physicians, specifically Dr. Weir Mitchell, would read the short story and change their method of treatment....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]
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Individuality and Dependence in Mansfield’s “The Daughters of the Late Colonel” - Katherine Mansfield, a writer known for challenging her readers’ notion of femininity, manages in “The Daughters of the Late Colonel” to further challenge the perception of women in twentieth century society. Mansfield outlines a relationship between two sisters, Josephine and Constantia; as well, Mansfield frames each woman’s struggle in coping with the loss of her father, Colonel Pinner. Each sister is dependent on the late Colonel and without him this dependence becomes over exaggerated and mindless....   [tags: sisters, society, enlightenment]
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Why the Moon Appears to Change Color - The reason the moon appears to change color is due to the reflection of visible light coming from the sun. Because the moon has no light of its own it relies on the reflected light of the sun to create moonlight and change color. The reflection of light coming from the sun cause’s the moon to appear as if it is changing color because as the sun’s light rays travel through the earth’s atmosphere the moon catches light from the sun and reflects it down to earth. As the moon reflects the sun’s light rays down to earth, those rays of light travel through the earth’s atmosphere in the form of different wavelengths which then produce different colors of visible light....   [tags: visible light, reflection, color, rays] 515 words
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby is notable for it's - F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby is notable for it's intricate patterns of imagery. Discuss. Imagery in "The Great Gatsby" provides the book with a structure and makes it more coherent. The imagery in this novel connects the important characters as well as important aspects of symbolism. The most prominent images in "The Great Gatsby" are all cleverly interlinked. One of the most significant images in "The Great Gatsby" is time. This is because Gatsby's dream is about repeating the past....   [tags: English Literature] 635 words
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HOW ARE TENSION AND SUSPENSE BUILT UP AND MAINTAINED IN AT LEAST TWO - HOW ARE TENSION AND SUSPENSE BUILT UP AND MAINTAINED IN AT LEAST TWO GOTHIC HORROR STORIES. The original use of the term `Gothic Horror' was applied to a group of novels, including Mary Shelley's `Frankenstein', written before 1914. These novels usually included some or all of the following characteristics, which seem demonstrative of the original use of the term `Gothic': An emphasis on portraying the terrifying, a common insistence on archaic settings, a prominent use of the supernatural, the presence of highly stereotyped characters, barbarism as opposed to elegance, and the attempt to set up and perfect techniques of literary suspense....   [tags: English Literature] 3373 words
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Symbolism in 'The Yellow Wallpaper' - For centuries women in literature have been depicted as weak, subservient, and unthinking characters. Before the 19th century, they usually were not given interesting personalities and were always the proper, perfect and supportive character to the main manly characters. However, one person, in order to defy and mock the norm of woman characterization and the demeaning mindsets about women, Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote "The Yellow Wallpaper." This story, through well crafted symbolisms, brought to surface the troubles that real women face....   [tags: American Literature] 898 words
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Love in Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog - Love has always been a controversial issue throughout centuries. However, it was, and is, still one of the most popular topics in literature.One cannot help but be reminded of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet when that particular topic is brought up, which is one of the finest examples on this topic. Despite all the literary works written about love, love itself remains unexplained. The questions “why” and “when” is often asked –it can usually be answered vaguely or deeply, but sometimes it remians unanswered....   [tags: The Lady with the Pet Dog]
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Exploration of Conflict in Romeo and Juliet and Heroes? - Throughout the novels ‘Heroes’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’, the theme of conflict is directly conveyed to the audience in different forms. Both texts explore attitudes towards love which is linked to their different contextual backgrounds. Both novels communicate that the only outcome from conflict is pain and torment. The novel ‘Heroes’ is based upon the character Francis Joseph Cassavant, an old war veteran from Frenchtown, Monument. Francis is the first person narrator that tells his story through his eyes to the reader....   [tags: love, war, darkness]
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Major Themes in Faulkner’s The Sound and The Fury - What themes do you see in the novel. Faulkner’s The Sound and The Fury, has numerous themes. While reading the novel, several themes stood out to me more than others. From the beginning of the book, we see how time, the past and its meaning play a large role in each characters life. This fixation on the past and guilt from the past also gives way to the theme of family honor and how that plays into the aristocratic life of the Compson family. The first chapter is narrated by Benjy, a person with both physical and mental disabilities....   [tags: time, guilt, honor] 979 words
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Zeffirelli and Luhrmann on Movies About Romeo and Juliet - Two directors, (Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann), alike in dignity, forge a motion picture of splendid taste. One ancient view of love to one modern, from Shakespearean play it is based. From forth these remarkable lines, they say, is the moment true love is on display. The two star-crossed lovers make their haste, to say the words that in public disgrace. But, both these directors have their own view, on what they want love to mean to just you. Comparing, contrasting, how they differ, these films are both great, not one clear winner....   [tags: comparative, shakespeare] 794 words
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The Association Between Differential Association Theory and Burglary - This paper will provide an explanation into how differential association theory explains burglary. The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) considers burglary a Type 1 Index Crime because of its potentially violent nature. The FBI breaks burglary down into three sub-classifications. This paper discusses the elements of the crime of burglary and what constitutes a structure or dwelling. It will discuss a brief history of the deviance, trends, rates, and how it correlates to the specific theory that this paper will also discuss....   [tags: FBI, crime, burglary deviance]
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The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald - The passage begins ‘One autumn night’, autumn is commonly thought of as a season of death and renewal, when the leaves fall from the trees, so do the metaphorical leaves that are referred to throughout the novel, in many places where the theme of nature is prevalent. The garden itself is commonly used as a symbol for Gatsby’s social standing, and the vibrancy of his life. Now that the ‘leaves are falling’, we can see that daisy has captured his ‘godlike’ attention, as it is portrayed throughout the novel, but also his heart....   [tags: Symbolism in the Setting] 802 words
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Analysis of the Photos by TG KYE -   In this written essay, I chose some photos which were shot by TG KYE, who is a Korean photojournalist.   1, The first photo I chose is about a boy who is jumping. Probably, he is jumping on a high hill, but TG did not shoot the hill that seems like the boy is flying. I think this photo is interesting and catches my eyes because it feels like a freedom. The visual field is wide, and the pose of the boy is also wide that he is stretching his arms and legs. In addition, he takes off his shirt and wears a very loose pants can also express that he does not have any constraint, that he is free....   [tags: boy, jumping, woman, landscape, moon] 664 words
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A Woman without a Voice - A Woman without a Voice Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” voices the struggle of an unnamed woman who loses her identity and mind. The narrator is oppressed by her husband who suppresses her voice, independence, and actions in an attempt to cure her worsening hysteria. The conflict between the two arises as the narrator attempts to break free of her submissive role and find her voice. Constant oppression by her controlling husband leads to the story’s protagonist eventually succumbing to Identity loss....   [tags: Literary Review] 768 words
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Michael Ondaantje’s "Anil’s Ghost" - Michael Ondaantje’s Anil’s Ghost is a story of Anil Tissera, a forensic anthropologist, who returns to her home country, Sri Lanka, after living fifteen years abroad. As a worker of the United Nations Human Rights Centre, Anil intends to investigate the skeletons buried deep; political murders, abductions and cases of silent missing . The novel is placed in the backdrop of an ailed and contravened Sri Lanka, repeating the assertion throughout that ‘The reason for war was war,’ (43) This clarifies why Ondaantje does not to delve into the question of why the country is locked in gruesome political dispute that involves daily disappearances, fear, mass killings and cover up murders....   [tags: Literary Review] 2208 words
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Short Story: The Pigs - Across the scorched and broken landscape, empty of laughter and devoid of happiness there marched a shadowy figure. His face obscured by a long and furry hood of fur, his long snout crisscrossed with countless scars, his ruffled coat dirty and worn. The stranger shuffled along a twisting canal that snaked across the hellish landscape. His gait was mismatched as well as his eyes, one gray and one black. The stranger shifted his hood so it fell crookedly across his face and from its depths, peered out two eyes....   [tags: the stranger, unethical conditions] 667 words
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Alton Glenn Miller - Alton Glenn Miller Alton Glenn Miller was born March 1, 1904. To Elmer and Mattie Lou Miller. He was born in a rural Southwestern Iowa town named Clarinda. When Glenn uttered his first cry, Clarinda heard his first " Moonlight Serenade". Glenn's first serenade was not particularly unique as it had been sung by children for centuries and was barley heard across South 16th Street. However, his second Moonlight Serenade was unique, becoming the theme song of his number one Big Band and heard literally all around the world....   [tags: Papers] 328 words
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Feelings of Anger and Injustice in Poetry of John Agard and Tom Leonard - Feelings of Anger and Injustice in Poetry of John Agard and Tom Leonard Each of the authors uses different methods to display their anger or annoyance at something. In "What were they like?" which is about the Vietnam War involving the communist north and capitalist south. The poem is written unlike most other poems as if she author was giving an interview with one of the people affected by the war. Each of the questions is about the Vietnamese people's traditions, culture and their livelihood and each one is answered with a bitter answer....   [tags: Papers] 636 words
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Narrative Poetry as Much More Than a Series of Interesting Tales - Narrative Poetry as Much More Than a Series of Interesting Tales Narrative poems have been around for hundreds of years and they all tell a story. Narrative poems were spoken out loud and not written down (usually because most people were illiterate), they were mainly told at night as it would add to a more mysterious atmosphere. We believe they have been around for hundreds of years, maybe even longer as none were written down until today. The titles, 'The Listeners' and 'The Highwayman', in their self's are mysteries....   [tags: Papers] 1407 words
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Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare - Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare Nick Bottom is a working class citizen of Athens. By day he is a weaver but as night falls he is an amateur actor. Bottom is part of an acting group with Flute, Quince, Snug, Starveling and Snout. Their role in the play is to perform an interlude before the Duke and Duchess on their wedding day. Bottom is one of the most important characters in the play because he is the only one who interacts with the three groups, the fairies, the court and the mechanicals....   [tags: Papers] 612 words
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A Midsummer Night's Dream as an Elizabethan Comedy - A Midsummer Night's Dream as an Elizabethan Comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream" could have turned out as a tragedy; it can be compared to Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". Lysander and Hermia love each other but Egeus, Hermia's father, wants her to marry Demetrius. This means they have to disobey Egeus and escape Athenian law to be able to marry. These are comparable characteristics of "Romeo and Juliet", an Elizabethan tragedy. In "Romeo and Juliet", Romeo, a Montague, falls in love with Juliet, a Capulet, but there families do not allow them to marry....   [tags: Papers] 756 words
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T.S Eliot's The Waste Land - T.S Eliot's The Waste Land In T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land you perceive many images from the writing style he uses. In lines 386 - 399 he writes: In this decayed hole among the mountains In the faint moonlight, the grass is singing Over the tumbled graves, about the chapel There is the empty chapel, only the wind's home. It has no windows, and the door swings, Dry bones can harm no one. Only a cock stood on the rooftree Co co rico co co rico In a flash of lightning....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays] 530 words
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Yannis Ritsos and Greece - Yannis Ritsos and Greece “Let me come with you”… a phrase that became somewhat attached to one of the four greatest Greek poets of the twentieth century… you guessed it, Yannis Ritsos. This famous line is from one of his greatest literary works, Moonlight Sonata, named after Beethoven’s famous composition. Yannis Ritsos hailed during the time period when left-wing Communism seemed as politically correct as right wing Democracy (Egalitarianism). And it can be derived from his behavior the obviousness of his dedication to the left-wing Communist party....   [tags: History Greece] 1342 words
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art history - In the American wing of the Allentown art museum is a small painting that hits really close to home. It is called the View on the Lehigh River above Mauch Chunk. This is a genre scene that shows a small homestead in the foreground of a landscape of the Lehigh River. It was painted in 1862. View on the Lehigh River shows what life may have been like living along the Lehigh during that time. Critics have said his work “looks as European as it does American” (Gstavus1). Down the hall in the European wing a painting by Aert van der Neer called River Landscape by Moonlight....   [tags: essays research papers] 1342 words
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The Yellow Wallpaper - The Yellow Wallpaper During the change of the century, from 1865-1912, American women struggled to obtain freedoms and independence that is taken for granted today. The roles of women during this era were mostly defined by men, often in one of the many books of etiquette that taught them a proper 'code of manners' and stated flatly, "The power of a woman is in her refinement, gentleness and elegance; it is she who makes etiquette, and it is she who preserves the order and decency of society" (Harper, 1999, p.1298)....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman] 1415 words
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The Yellow Wallpaper - With a sarcastic, monstrous, and angry tone combined with high emotion and sentimentalism, Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote the short story The Yellow Wallpaper in order to help the oppressed females recover their voice, their rights, and their freedom. She skillfully leaded the reader’s interest from a little horrible opening; then, a curious feeling about Jane’s life immediately became anger because of the unexpected climax of the narrator’s own recognition in the yellow wallpaper. The author tried to show that female would stand up and do whatever they can, even if they lose something to escape the control of male dominance as the narrator did in the story....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Charlotte Perkins Gilman] 1522 words
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The Lonely Street - The street is quiet, and seems like it is dead. The sounds I can hear are the leaves rustling in the breeze, and the pitter-patter sounds of raindrops falling on the ground. Together, they compose a brilliant song of nature. No din from the high-school students, no irritating noise from the car. No one, not even a soul dares to make a sound to disturb this moment. Everything is silent, as if it isn’t even alive, just like a ghost street that only emerges in the mid-night and will vanish when the first sunlight strikes down from the sky....   [tags: short story] 621 words
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Life's Journey in First Woods and My Old Man’s Saddle by David Bottoms - Life is a journey filled with moments of laughter and tears. In “First Woods” and “My Old Man’s Saddle”, David Bottoms explores from his childhood to the present. Bottoms moves through memory and the natural world to focus on his old man. In “First Woods,” Bottoms explains remembering riding in a truck with his old man and uncle over a rough terrain during a raccoon hunt. However, in “My Old Man’s Saddle,” he explains remembering news that led to him starring at his old man’s saddle. The images of his trips used in the poems focus on the journey into a life with the speaker’s loved ones....   [tags: hardships, memories, family]
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Representations of Madness in "The Yellow Wallpaper" and "The Black Cat" - The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is the story of a woman spiralling into madness whilst her physician husband refuses to acknowledge that she has a "real" problem. On the other hand The Black Cat by Edgar Alan Poe is about a man who is initially fond of cats however as the plot progresses he becomes an alcoholic making him moody and violent, which lead him to torture and kills the animals and eventually also his wife. In Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Black Cat," symbolism is used to show the narrator’s capacity for violence, madness, and guilt .The recurring theme present in both these stories is that the main protagonists claim that they suffer or have been taken over by a form of...   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper, Black Cat, Charlotte Perkins Gil] 632 words
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Gothic Elements Illustrated in the Film, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” - What gothic features help develop the dark and mysterious nature of the film “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”. There are a number of gothic aspects of “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” that help to develop the dark and mysterious nature of the film. Examples of this can be found in the characters and how the dramatic contrasts between good and bad are displayed through gothic personality traits, their physical appearances and mysterious pasts. This type of gothic can also be found in many locations in the text that portray an essence of the unknown, and also possess a dark emptiness that creates fear and therefore building gothic potential....   [tags: movies, film analysis] 607 words
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Popular Tourist Attractions in India - One of the greatest things about India as a tourist destination is that it's ideal for those who are traveling on in luxury or in a budget. Whatever the case, discover India's best places to stay as you visit its beautiful paradise. The Mercure, Hyderabad The Mercure is that very rare thing in India: a new, clean, comfortable, central hotel with mid-range pricing. The hotel, the restaurant is perfectly acceptable, and there's a local place serving the classic local biryani opposite. Gramam Homestay (Near Kochi, Kerala) Gramam, the beautiful home of Byju and Lyma is located on the banks of the backwaters, in Kumbalangi village about 10 kilometers on the outskirts of Kochi....   [tags: hotel, relaxation, comfort] 537 words
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