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How Raphael Personifies The Renaissance - Thesis Statement In my research, I have seen how Raphael individually personifies what the High Renaissance encircles. I. Early Life A. Childhood B. Family C. Father as court painter D. Study in Perugia. II. Florentine Period A. Study under Leonardo da Vinci B. Works that he did while in Florence. C. Interaction with Michelangelo and other artists. III. Roman Period A. Worked for Pope Julius II in Rome. B. Worked for Pope Leo X in Rome as well....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Raphael: The Madonna of the Candelabra - Raphael: The Madonna of the Candelabra During the Italian Renaissance Raphael was one of the most influential artists. He painted many brilliant pieces, mastering the use of depth, perspective, and the use of shadow and light. Throughout his life, Raphael used the Madonna as a reoccurring subject in his work. One example of this subject is the Madonna of the Candelabra. This dark shadowy portrayal exemplifies the pure and humanistic ideals of the Madonna that made Raphael’s versions so well known and loved throughout the ages....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Petrus Christus and Raphael from the Age of the Renaissance - Petrus Christus and Raphael from the Age of the Renaissance The 15th century was the beginning of the age of the Renaissance. In Western Europe it gave rise to new ideas, inventions, a new way of life, and most important a new way that people expressed themselves. It was an age of new techniques in painting, sculpting, and creating a visual aspect of the Western European culture. Among many great artists of this period, two very important people to the artistic world and their works spun out -- Petrus Christus with The Lamentation and Raphael with The Agony in the Garden....   [tags: The Lamentation The Agony in the Garden Essays] 906 words
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Rachael Ended Up Moving - In the late month of November on the way to the party that the whole school was chatting about all week, it was raining white snowflakes. My heart was beating faster and faster as I was going into shock. I was in the passenger seat praying and clenching my cross necklace. My friend Devin so concentrated of the road to get to the party of the year, he said “ calm down I got 4 wheel drive”. What he didn’t know was that he was to drunk to drive. I was scared heartless, thinking we weren’t going to make it to the party....   [tags: moving, relationships,] 905 words
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The School of Athens - Biography of Raphael “While we may term other works paintings, those of Raphael are living things; the flesh palpitates, the breath comes and goes, every organ lives, life pulsates everywhere.” -- Vasari Raphael was born Raffaello Santi or Raffaello Sanzio in Urbino on April 6, 1483, and received his early training in art from his father, the painter Giovanni Santi. In 1499 he went to Perugia, in Umbria, and became a student and assistant of the painter Perugino. Raphael imitated his master closely; their paintings of this period are executed in styles so similar that art historians have found it difficult to determine which were painted by Raphael....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Analysis of Thomas More's Utopia - What is it about Thomas More's Utopia that makes it as accessible and relevant to a 21st century westernized Catholic teenage boy as it did to an 18th century middle aged Jewish women. Utopia, a text written 500 odd years ago in differing country and language, is still a valid link to a contemporary understanding of society, human nature and morals. Through More's Utopia, it becomes evident that the trans-historical and trans-cultural nature of the text emerges through More's conscious and subconscious inclusion of universal human truths, in particular those of happiness, money and values, which allows the reader a higher quality of textual engagement and insight....   [tags: European Literature] 517 words
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art - The subject matter of Maddona and Child was a very popular one for artists of the The subject matter of Maddona and Child was a very popular one for artists of the sixteenth century. Rapahel, and Giovanni Bellini both painted numerous versions of the Maddona and Child. While both of the artists viewed the subject as a religious and highly emotional expression, their portrayal of many other aspects differed greatly. While Raphael portrayed what seems to be a loving, warm relationship between mother and child, a lifelike Christ child, and serenity within his paintings, Bellini portrayed a relationship that seems distant relationship between mother and child, a deathlike image of the Christ child and a sense of depression and uneasiness within his works....   [tags: essays research papers] 1004 words
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Making Social Rights a Human Right - ... In addition to private donations if food banks were funded on provincial or federal level, perhaps the overall health of Canada would improve. According to Raphael (2007) people living in poverty have a greater chance of having a large variety of health problems than those who do not live in poverty. Canadians within the lowest income quintile reported the greatest likelihood of fair or poor health, and reported having unmet health care needs. Individuals living in poverty are more likely to not fill prescriptions due to cost and are less likely to see a specialist (Raphael, 2007)....   [tags: Human Rights ]
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Thomas More's Utopia - Throughout Thomas More's Utopia, he is able to successfully criticize many of the political, social, and economic ways of the time. His critique of feudalism and capitalism would eventually come back to haunt him, but would remain etched in stone forever. On July 6, 1535, by demand of King Henry VIII, More was beheaded for treason. His last words stood as his ultimate feeling about royalty in the 15th and 16th centuries, "The King's good servant, but God's first." Throughout his life, More spoke his beliefs about feudalism, capitalism, and his ideals of Utopia; More was a thinker, good friend of Erasmus, and although many critics take Utopia as a blueprint for society, in many instances he encourages thought, a critical part of the renaissance that does not necessarily conform to society's own beliefs....   [tags: European History]
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Question Answer Relationship Strategy - ... In addition to being a useful tool for regular students, the QAR strategy is very effective for students of diverse backgrounds. The instruction is so specific that it is very easy to follow. QAR instruction explicitly shows the student the relationship between questions and answers. QAR is also an easy and practical approach for teachers to conduct reading comprehension instruction which has the potential to close the literacy achievement gap. The QAR strategy helps students comprehend, analyze, and respond to text concepts and questions....   [tags: Education]
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The Sistine Madonna in the Royal Gallery at Dresden, Saxony - The Sistine Madonna in the Royal Gallery at Dresden, Saxony The most beautiful picture in the world is the Sistine Madonna in the Royal Gallery at Dresden, Saxony. It was painted by Raphael as an altar-piece for a church in Piacenza, Italy. In a far corner of the great Palace of Art it is now placed, probably to remain until the colors shall fade. It is the only picture in the room. The figures are of life size. When that room is entered all voices are hushed, and all merriment silenced. The place is as holy as a church....   [tags: Visual Arts Paintings Art] 747 words
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Milton’s Eve Revisited - ... Eve chooses to eat the fruit; even though Satan disguised as a serpent tries to convince to her to eat, in the end it was her decision to either eat of the fruit or ignore the serpent and go on her way and meet Adam when she was supposed to. Ultimately, Eve eats the fruit to be more equal, if not superior, to Adam so that they would have more of a partnership than one of them being submissive and one dominant. It is her desire and curiosity for knowledge of the unknown that causes her to eat of the forbidden fruit and thus fall to sin and the disobedience of both God and Adam....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Artists of the High Renaissance - The Artists of the High Renaissance High Renaissance, that period of art at the beginning of the sixteenth century, has been referred to as one of the great explosions of artistic and creative genius in history. Most notable it seems, for producing three of the greatest artists in history: Da Vinci, Michaelangelo, and Raphael, the High Renaissance was referred to as such not only because it was a period of great and high art, but equally so, because it was essentially the culmination of the cycle of art which preceded it, known as the Early Renaissance....   [tags: Visual Arts Paintings Art] 866 words
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Comparing A Painting By Fra Filippo Lippi And Dante Gabriel - Comparing a painting by Fra Filippo Lippi and Dante Gabriel Rossetti The two pictures are Rosetti’s Ecce Ancilla Domini and Lippi’s Annunciation. Both of the artists were influenced by their age. Lippi lived in Italy between 1406 and 1469 and Rosetti from 1828 to 1882. Lippi’s background of Italian Renaissance determined his style to a large extent. In Florence where Lippi lived the economic changes of the time led to an emerging new class: that of the banker princes. They lent money to almost all the kings in western Europe and so they collected great fortunes....   [tags: essays research papers] 1190 words
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Rewarded Obedience - In his epic, Paradise Lost, John Milton explores the concept of labor and it's connection with obedience. While the word "labor" often express work of any kind, true labor involves tiresome, physical exertion and seems to suggest a bodily burden and trying task. When a job appears enjoyable, such work does not constitute real labor, but instead often represents a reward for obedience. Through the juxtaposition of a relaxed, content life with one filled with burdensome and physical exertion, Milton emphasizes the importance of obedience and illustrates how disobedience results in bodily punishment....   [tags: European Literature] 2080 words
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Mannerism in Florence and Rome - Mannerism in Florence and Rome - considered to be more self- consciously "artificial" - derived from aspects of Raphael and Michelangelo - cold formalism was considered to be inner vision Rosso - (1494-1540), Italian painter, whose early works helped define Italian mannerism - later was a founder of French mannerism - was born Giovanni Battista di Jacopo di Guasparre in Florence - early work had odd perspectives, violent colors, and harsh lighting - 1523 Rosso moved to Rome, where he was influenced by Italian artist Michelangelo and Italian mannerist painter Parmigianino - work then acquired new beauty and expressed more tempered emotions Pontormo - (1494-1557), Italian painter, whose style is marked by elongated forms, heightened emotion, and tension between figures and space - Born in Pontormo, he worked chiefly in Florence - initially assisted Florentine painter Andrea del Sarto and later did much work for the ruling Medici family....   [tags: Papers] 2822 words
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Genocide: Inhumanity in Our World - ... Oddly enough, Hitler himself did not fit the “Aryan” race that he believed all German’s should be. Hitler and the Nazis believed that all others were considered mediocre, low-grade human beings that should be used as slaves for his master race, the Aryans. Although the Nazis hated almost all “Non-Aryan” fitting races, their primary targets were Jewish people. The Nazis described the Jewish race as a wicked race that was scheming to rule the world and have the Aryan race as their slaves. This was more or less an excuse for the Nazis to blame all of Germany’s problems, for example their defeat in World War I, on the Jews....   [tags: Genocide]
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Renaissance Art - Renaissance Art The term renaissance, describing the period of European history from the early 14th to the late 16th century, is derived from the French word 'rebirth'. This period is described as the revival of the classical forms originally developed by the ancient Greeks and Romans, and an intensified concern with the secular life--interest in humanism and assertion of the importance of the individual. The renaissance period in art history corresponds to the beginning of the great western age of discovery and exploration, when a general desire developed to examine all aspects of nature and the world....   [tags: Essays Papers Arts History Papers] 553 words
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Conflict Between the Tutsi and Hutu Classes - Imagine waking up one morning and discovering that your basic human rights had been taken from you based on your religious or ethnic background. You and your family are rounded up, corralled together, and shipped off to a secluded location to be made to work like animals, or slaughtered where you stand. Millions of humans have had this reality in the 20th century. The term genocide is an often debated one. Webster’s dictionary defines genocide as “The systematic destruction of a racial, ethnic, or religious group.” (Merriam-Webster)....   [tags: Genocide] 540 words
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Impact Of The Renaissance - The impact of the Renaissance on Europe Jacob Burckhardt best describes the renaissance as the prototype of the modern world, for it was the period between the fourteenth and fifteenth century in Italy, when the base of modern civilisation was formed. It was mainly through the revival of ancient learning that new scientific values first began to overthrow traditional religious beliefs. People started to accept a new rational and objective approach to reality and most important of all to rediscover the importance of the individual....   [tags: essays research papers] 1142 words
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Utopia - Thomas More’s, Utopia is one of the most politically and socially influential texts to date. His audience, which ranges from academic and social scholars to college students, all can gain a different understanding of the work and it’s meaning. In order to fully comprehend More’s message, one must have an appreciation for the time and culture in which he lived. After grasping historical concepts, one reads Utopia, not as just a volume recounting a fictitious island society, but rather as a critique on a time of corruption and reformation....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Woman's Role Defined in "Paradise Lost" and the Bible - John Milton's Paradise Lost attempts to justify "God's will" by giving a better understanding of the "ways of God", according to the author. In his work, Milton addresses several issues from biblical text as he expands on the "role of woman" as it is written in the book of Genesis. "Woman's role" is recognized and presented as one that is subordinate to man. Several associations are recognized between Milton's work and books of the Bible which reveal much about the way both of these books intend to define the role of a woman....   [tags: World Literature] 834 words
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The History Plays of Shakespeare - The term History Play is commonly used to denote the plays (whether tragedies or comedies) in which the action and the major themes of the play are primarily political rather than individual or social. Though Shakespeare did not distinguish between the genres of his plays, when the collected works of Shakespeare was published by his own colleagues in the Chamberlain's- King's company as the First Folio in 1623, the plays, the editors divided them into Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. Though some historical plays show the characteristics of tragedy or comedy, they are different from the regular tragedies and comedies in that they deal only with political matters without straying into other social or metaphysical matters....   [tags: European Literature] 1892 words
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The Hero in Paradise Lost by John Milton - The Hero in Paradise Lost by John Milton Critics abroad have argued about who the hero is of John Milton's "Paradise Lost:" Satan, Adam or Christ, the Son. Since Milton's overall theme stated in the opening lines of Book I is to relate 'Man's first disobedience' and to 'justify the ways of God to men', Adam must be regarded as the main hero. John M. Steadman supports this view in an essay on "Paradise Lost:" "It is Adam's action which constitutes the argument of the epic." Steadman continues: The Son and Satan embody heroic archetypes and that, through the interplay of the infernal and celestial strategies, Milton represents Satan's plot against man and Christ's resolution to save him as heroic enterprises....   [tags: Papers] 1916 words
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Angels - Angels The term angel derives from a Greek translation of the Hebrew word mal'akh, which first meant "Shadow side of God," and now means messenger (Jeremiah 59). Angels as an article of faith have become an unshakeable part of our society. One in every ten popular songs involves angels in some way (Freeman 2). They appear in paintings and in museums as sculptures. Our culture is filled with angels that appear on clothing, cards, or as souvenirs, and jewelry. It would be reasonable to assume that one might find the most information about angels in the Christian bible....   [tags: Papers] 2054 words
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William Blake's Legacy - William Blake is mostly famous for his romantic poems and significant artwork. His work was not really appreciated until the beginning of the twentieth century as his work seemed adventurous and somewhat ahead of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century because it was that different to other poets or artists around. Some of his romantic poems have bin said to have tooken a lifetime to establish as he was such a clever man and made the readers try really hard to think and read between the lines of what his poems were all about....   [tags: Biography] 815 words
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Analysis of Adam's Argument To Eve - In Book IV of Milton’s Paradise Lost, Eve recounts her memory of her first living moments to Adam. Eve relates that upon seeing Adam, she turned around and began walking in the opposite direction. Eve then quotes the exact words Adam used to convince her to stay: “Return fair Eve. …my other half” (page 91, lines 481-488). Upon examining Adam’s words, I discovered that Adam takes advantage of Eve’s lack of knowledge when reasoning with her. He doesn’t tell her everything. He keeps a few pieces of important information to himself....   [tags: Character Analysis] 1152 words
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The Rennaisance - The Renaissance was the rebirth of classical society for most of Europe. Renaissance is French for “Rebirth” and certainly was that, many people that lived during the Renaissance believed that they were witnessing the rebirth of classical antiquity, in other words, the world of the Greek’s and Romans. But it wasn’t only seen as a time of rebirth, it was also viewed as an age of recovery from the various setbacks that occurred during the Middle Ages including the Black Death, political disarray, and even an economic dilemma that stemmed from the brutal Hundred Years’ War that took place over the span of the Middle Ages between England and France....   [tags: European History] 1373 words
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Humanism and Its Effects on Renaissance Art - ... From Pollaiuolo creator of the engraving Battle of the Nudes to Michelangelo's David the human form was not about reality but idealism the ultimate portrayal of God's ultimate creation. This perfected view of the human form can also be seen later in Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man and Michelangelo's muscular figures whether male or female. Humanism’s affects did not stop there. The topics of paintings also began to change. Botticelli’s Primavera and The Birth of Venus depict this change clearly. Both show mythological themes....   [tags: Art History]
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Poetry Analysis: "Ode On a Grecian Urn" - ... What struggle to escape. What pipes and timbrels. What wild ecstasy?" (Lines 9-10). For me, the ten lines of this stanza is a blissful remainder that love only comes like a thief in the night. Indeed, when one least expects it. In the second stanza, the speaker beholds a piper joyfully playing under the tress for his lover to find him with song. “Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on; not to the sensual ear, but, more endeared. The use of imagery of the senses is effective here. For I consider poetry to be more musical in nature than literary text....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Paradise Lost - ... What was enjoyed in innocence might no more be innocent. Michael tells Adam that he was made for things divine rather than carnal pleasure, and what is natural is not necessarily what is good. Before the fall, nature freely provides food and comfort to its inhabitants. The work that Adam and Eve do is mostly ornamental. Eve mentions that “the work under our labour grows, / Luxurious by restraint” (9.208-209), suggesting that nature grows more profuse the more they work on it. Food is overabundant in the garden; and their work tries to stem its growth and refine it....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Bible, Adam and Eve, God] 1123 words
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Poetry Styles of the Victorian Period - ... . before the time of the painter Raphael (1483-1520)” (858). The Victorian Period of literature brought about many poets and poems. The poetry of the Victorian Period mostly dealt with Realism and Naturalism. Prominant poets of the time period, whose works reflected these two genres, included Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Thomas Hardy and many others. Their poems showed many of the characteristics of Realism and Naturalism. One poem, The Lady of Shalott, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson leans toward the side of Naturalism but has evidence of lingering Romanticism....   [tags: Realism, Naturalism] 1166 words
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Art in the Italian Renaissance - ... “An artist’s perception of what is ‘beautiful’ is determined by many factors, not least of which are the requirements of his patron” (Haughton 230). When looking back at artists work back in the fifteenth century, each artist focussed on parts of the body that they found beautiful and is seen repeated throughout all of their work. This made it easier for people to distinguish which piece of art belonged to which artist. “ The implication here is that the perceptions of what is beautiful will vary over time from place to place...”(Haughton 230) As seen in Botticelli’s Venus and Mars the woman that he painted was his perception of what is beautiful....   [tags: Art History]
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The black death - What was the Black Death, and what was its impact on European society. The Black Death was a bacterium which was carried by flea infested rats. This disaster spread across Europe quite rapidly. Much accusation for the cause of the plague was pressed onto the Jewish community. The most common plague was the bubonic plague, although the pneumatic plague also existed. This disaster caused economic, social, political and cultural havoc. Approximately 50% of the infested population died, which, was estimated between 19 to 38 million....   [tags: essays research papers] 536 words
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Distinguishing if a Relationship Exists or Can be Established between the Height and Weight of Students Ages 12-16 - Distinguishing if a Relationship Exists or Can be Established between the Height and Weight of Students Ages 12-16 The aim of this investigation is to distinguish if a relationship exists or can be established between the height and weight of students ageing from 12 yrs to 16 yrs in year groups 7 to 11 in a mixed in a boys and girls school. To execute this investigation I have to acquire information from Mayfield School survey, this will provide me with the relevant data which will be interrogated and analysed to investigate the hypothesis....   [tags: Papers] 2587 words
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Thomas More - Thomas More Thomas More should not be on the pedestal that people tend to put him. His stance against the divorce that King Henry VIII wanted does not make him righteous or even close to it. More felt that divorce would go against the principles of the Bible, yet his work, Utopia, also goes against the teachings of the Bible. Just as Henry wanted to create his own church to satisfy his own needs, More's Utopia is a society created to fit his needs. To begin, we must look at the utterly blasphemous comment that More makes relating his Utopian society to Christ....   [tags: Papers] 705 words
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The Renaissance - The Renaissance Would it not be nice if we could go back in time to experience the Renaissance for ourselves. Being able to walk down the streets of Florence, Italy and experience this time period that not only gave rebirth to old values and artistic ways of statement, but also were a period of great individualism. (make this into a sentence…add a subject and a verb to make it flow). Indeed, Renaissance was a period of great individualism based on old traditional values....   [tags: Papers] 923 words
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Act 2 Scene 2 of William Shakespeare's Macbeth - Act 2 Scene 2 of William Shakespeare's Macbeth Shakespeare's Macbeth was written in 1605 and first performed in 1606, in front of King James I (James IV of Scotland) at Hampton Court, London, three years after he ascended to the throne following the death of Elizabeth I. Like Elizabeth, James was deeply interested in witchcraft and published a book in 1597 called Demonology which may have influenced Shakespeare. Shakespeare often found inspiration in historical sources for his plays....   [tags: Papers] 1317 words
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Hypertext and Literature - Hypertext and Literature        Hypertext is changing the way we read, write and conceptualize literature. Traditionally, the distance between reader and writer with written works is maintained by multiple levels of people, paper and time. Once a piece of work is published, the writer's responsibility basically ends; meanwhile, the reader is still responsible for knowing and understanding all of the references the writer includes in the work. Hypertext creates a hyper-extension of the work, basically giving it a life of its own....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Hemingway and Fitzgerald - Hemingway and Fitzgerald Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, the parties of one of the most famously infamous relationships in literary history met for the first time in late April 1925 at The Dingo Bar, a Paris hangout for the bohemian set. In his novel A Moveable Feast (published posthumously) Hemingway describes his first impressions of Fitzgerald: “The first time I ever met Scott Fitzgerald a very strange thing happened. Many strange things happened with Scott, but this one I was never able to forget....   [tags: Friendships Writers Authors Essays]
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The Truth about Hackers - The Truth about Hackers The Truth about Hackers In the winter of the year 2000 an eighteen year old hacker, who went by the name Curador accessed about 26, 000 credit card numbers and put them on the internet. With the help of an ex-hacker, Curador was eventually tracked down and sentenced. All of this was explained in a frontline interview with Curador himself also known as Raphael Gray. Who are these so called hackers. Are peoples assumptions about teenage hackers correct. In 1995 the movie Hackers portrayed the images and lifestyles of hackers similar to the one mentioned above....   [tags: Hacking Computers Crackers Essays]
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Dante's Inferno - Dante's Inferno It was sometime in the middle of the 17th century that British cleric Thomas Fuller wrote, "He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil." If Fuller was right, where does one place Dante, the pilgrim who bravely wandered where no man had wandered before. Certainly, the sojourner precisely written by the poet of the same name was a man. Certainly, also, he repented his sinful ways (how could one not after braving not only the depths of Hell but later the stretches of Purgatory and the "many waters" of Heaven?), but he was no saint....   [tags: Dante Inferno Essays] 867 words
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Renaissance Essay - Renaissance Essay The 14th, 15th and part of 16th century was a glorious time for Europe, it was the reformation of many old ideas and the formation of many new, this was called the Renaissance. The Renaissance brought many changes to Europe, the economy was greatly boosted by of all the new explorations. The flourishing economy helped to inspire new developments in art and literature. And from that many new beliefs were formed. The European economy flourished during the Renaissance due to many factors....   [tags: Essays Papers] 886 words
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Caravaggio, Death of St. Matthew - Caravaggio, Death of St. Matthew Michelangelo de Caravaggio is one of the most renowned and popular artists of the Baroque Period. In fact, many paintings from this period, as well as after have been described as “Caravagesque.” Caravaggio’s works are some of the most popular in Italy, as well as around the world, and have been put into there own stylistic group. In his painting, the Martyrdom of St. Matthew, there contains certain characteristics that make the painting easily recognizable to a connoisseur of fine paintings....   [tags: essays papers]
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Titian - Titian No one knows exactly when the Italian artist, Tiziano Vecellio, was born. Over the centuries, there has been a great deal of confusion concerning the date, due to a misprint in his biography by sixteenth century art historian, Girgio Vasari. Vasari recorded the date as 1480, but the progress of Tiziano Vecellio’s work, as well as other documented sources, announce his date of birth to be sometime between 1488 and 1490. (Magill 2310) The place of his birth was Pieve de Cadore, in the Alps north of Venice....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1116 words
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Renaissance and Nineteenth Century Architecture - Renaissance and Nineteenth Century Architecture There are many different styles of architecture. All these styles depend on the time period, and the architecture. Today, many architects incorporate many styles into one building, giving it uniqueness. Introduction The dictionary defines architecture as the "art and science of designing and erecting buildings" (dictionary.com). Since the beginning of civilization, architects have been designing structures and buildings. They are sometimes conventional, and at other times, they are not....   [tags: Architecture] 762 words
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The Culture of Talk Shows - The Culture of Talk Shows If social order is not a given, if it is not encoded in our DNA, then to some extent we are always in the process of producing "virtual realities," some more functional than others. Habits, routines, and institutions are the patterns that create the "world taken for granted." Knowledge of how to behave is contained in cultural scripts that are themselves products of human interaction and communication about the nature of "reality." Shame, guilt, embarrassment are controlling feelings that arise from "speaking the unspeakable" and from violating cultural taboos....   [tags: Talk Shows Television Media Essays] 1095 words
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Angels - Angels An angel is a pure spirit created by God. The Old Testament theology included the belief in angels: the name applied to certain spiritual beings or intelligences of heavenly residence, employed by God as the ministers of His will. HISTORY Are Angels ambassadors sent from God to guide us, protect us or bring messages from heaven. The word angel comes from the Greek word "angelos" which means messenger. The Bible says that God has appointed many angels to those who love God and call to Him, "Psalms 91:11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways." The bible refers to different types of angels, with varying duties such as ugides, protectors, messengers and angels of the Lord, or as Cherubim, Seraphim, or Archangels, and not to be worshipped for they are "creatures" Col....   [tags: Spirituality Religion Christianity Essays]
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Leonardo Da Vinci - "Leonardo da Vinci...oh yeah, that is the guy who painted the Mona Lisa!" That was all I knew about Leonardo da Vinci before I started this report. I knew that he lived during the Renaissance and that he was a very important man, but that is about it. There is so much more about Leonardo that he is known for, other than him being the painter of the famous Mona Lisa. Leonardo was a universal genius, (as said in "What Makes a Leonardo a Leonardo?" By: Richard Mühlberger, Copyright: 1994) because he excelled in numerous areas of knowledge and contributed so much to the Renaissance....   [tags: essays research papers] 2008 words
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Masaccio: Innovator of Perspective and Illusion - Masaccio: Innovator of Perspective and Illusion Considered the greatest Florentine painter of the early 1400s, Masaccio is one of the most important figures of Western Art. Tommaso di ser Giovanni Cassai di Simon Guidi was born in 1401 and nicknamed Masaccio Careless Tom because of his attitude. He was apathetic to things like personal appearance and worldly materials, and was thus careless with his possessions. As a child, he concentrated more on his art instead of himself and what others thought about him....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Plato Vs. Aristotle - Plato vs. Aristotle Plato and Aristotle, two philosophers in the 4th century, hold polar views on politics and philosophy in general. This fact is very cleverly illustrated by Raphael's "School of Athens" (1510-11; Stanza della Segnatura, Vatican), where Plato is portrayed looking up to the higher forms; and Aristotle is pointing down because he supports the natural sciences. In a discussion of politics, the stand point of each philosopher becomes an essential factor. It is not coincidental that Plato states in The Republic that Philosopher Rulers who possess knowledge of the good should be the governors in a city state....   [tags: essays research papers] 1899 words
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Sandro Botticelli: The Renaissance Artist - Sandro Botticelli, born Alessandro Mariano Filipepi, was the son of a tanner. He was born in Florence around 1445 and showed a talent for painting at a very early age. Botticelli was first apprenticed under a goldsmith named Sandro, from whom it is believed he derived his nickname. At the age of sixteen, he served an apprenticeship with the painter Fra Filippo Lippi (Durant, 1953). From Lippi he learned to create the effect of transparency, to draw outlines, and to give his pictures fluidity and harmony....   [tags: essays research papers] 1115 words
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Western Humanities - Western Humanities The Western Humanities covers a broad scope within the world as me know it today. Many of the influences and inspirations that many claim to motivate them to make continuous advancements are from a basis of our past. Whether it is art, literature or social movements we as a civilization must always look at our past as a blueprint. Our history is our blueprint for life. I think the purpose of studying the Western Humanities is to take a look at our past. No matter what race color or religion a majority of our countries’ people are a descendent of the Western world....   [tags: essays research papers] 1075 words
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Obedience: The Odyssey to Freedom - The word freedom is often associated with the idea of an unfettered liberty to select from a range of alternatives coupled with a sense that our actions will not affect our natural state. Catholic doctrine teaches that our choice is one of rational deliberation and voluntary subjugation to a higher force. This is natural law. Milton envisions the same teaching. Unfortunately, human nature only lends itself to the assumption of certain abstract concepts such as `natural law', an assumption Milton develops in Paradise Lost....   [tags: Religion] 645 words
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Elements of the Author's World Present in Utopian Fiction - In Samuel Butler's Erewhon, a traveler finds a land that is not totally unlike his own society, but he soon discovers that they have a very different culture from his. By using the failings of Erewhonian society, the author draws the reader's attention to flaws of his own society. This device is used in other works studied this semester, by creating a world that is not completely different from the author's own in an effort to make society realize its faults. Thomas More's Utopia is similar to Erewhon because it makes commentary on certain social issues of his time, disguised as a story about a different culture....   [tags: World Literature] 1798 words
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The Role of the Supernatural in Macbeth and It's Effect on the Audience - The Role of the Supernatural in Macbeth and It's Effect on the Audience Shakespeare knew that history provided fantastic material for plays. War, conflict, ambition and the downfall of great rulers just being some. Shakespeare, earlier in his career, had written a lot of his historical based plays around Raphael Holinshed's "Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland". It was through reading these that Shakespeare found the story of Macbeth. Shakespeare was immediately touched by the story and he knew that it was brilliant material for a play....   [tags: Papers] 1731 words
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American Public Opinion of the Vietnam War - American Public Opinion of the Vietnam War At the beginning of the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, in 1965, the American Public favored the idea of war because they feared the threat of communism. Polls conducted in 1965, showed 80 percent of the population agreed with President Johnson and were for the war (Rousseau 11). The U.S. got involved with the war to stop communism from spreading throughout South Asia. Americans were afraid if one country on South Asia turned to communism, it would extend to other countries, which is known as the "Domino Theory"....   [tags: Papers] 1562 words
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James I and William Shakespeare's Macbeth - James I and William Shakespeare's Macbeth In 1606, William Shakespeare was commissioned to write a play for King James I. The play was to be performed at Hampton court while James I was entertaining his brother in law king Christian of Denmark. Shakespeare wrote 'Macbeth' for the occasion. It was not a new story. Shakespeare found it in 'The history of Scotland' by Raphael Hollinshead, but Shakespeare's play is far more than a dramatic rewrite of historical facts. Shakespeare made many changes to the original story to ensure two things....   [tags: Papers] 2361 words
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William Shakespeare's Macbeth - William Shakespeare's Macbeth Lady Macbeth's role in the events of Shakespeare's play 'Macbeth' is an important one. Without her, it is doubtful that Macbeth would have gone through with the slaying of Duncan, especially in such a cowardly, murderous way that he does. This is shown with Macbeth's continued change of mind about committing the murder. When he speaks with his wife in Act 1, Scene 5, he states. 'We will speak further'....   [tags: Papers] 838 words
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The Petticoat Affair: Manners, Mutiny, And Sex In Andrew Jackson's White House - History 217: U.S. History to 1865 The Petticoat Affair: Manners, Mutiny, and Sex in Andrew Jackson's White House. By John F. Marszalek. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1997. viii, 296 pp.) John F. Marszalek, author of The Petticoat Affair argues in his book that the Margaret Eaton affair, which plagued the first Jackson administration, was a social situation that had political ramifications. The thesis is that the Jacksonian Presidency brought a change to the office. Bringing much more democracy than most would have thought and at the same time a woman who did not fit the mold of the normal submissive political wife in Washington or in Tennessee came to the forefront of public opinion....   [tags: John Marszalek] 1225 words
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Media Technologies - Globalisation can generically mean the vast political and financial interactions done on a global scale these interactions tend to be on an international level. For the sake of the essay we will refer to globalisation as being defined as; ‘…a great deal of different things, or perhaps multiple manifestations of one prevailing trend. It has become a buzzword that some will use to describe everything that is happening today in the world ’ Simon Jeffrey, (guardian.co.uk) In this essay we will be looking at the media’s reaction to the growth in cultures, attitudes and perspectives....   [tags: Globalization ]
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