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Comparisson and Contrast: Art in Ancient Greece and Byzantium - Plan of Investigation: During ancient times art in both Greece and Byzantium were significant. The question to be examined is what are the similarities and differences between art in ancient Greece and Byzantium. This topic is intriguing because art fascinated people then and still does now. Ancient art is significant because it has a strong influence on art in modern society. There are a variety of different issues that are going to be confronted, including, the extent to which in Greece and Byzantium are different, since they were both culturally similar and were in the same area....   [tags: relief carving, gold cups, peloponnesus]
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The Interpretation of None the Other, Maya Angelou - A poem can capture the mind, soul, and the bare heart, but, how can one’s interpretation of a poem alter the true value of the poem itself. The answer to this question may vary, depending on one’s interpretation. Then again, that response can be used to answer every question this world holds. Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist....   [tags: Poetry]
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Salvation is in the hands of the Sinner - In the 16th century English morality play “Everyman” who’s author is unknown. Everyman has an encounter with death who reminds him who his maker is and that it is time to make a reckoning of his good and bad deeds. He realizes that salvation lies in his hands, and that it is a personal decision that only he can make. One senses the desperation in the heart of Everyman, having realized that his life was blackened with sin; he strives to change the black he has accumulated in the “book of counts” and change it to a book of white....   [tags: Religion, Bible, God] 1638 words
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The Stagnation and Regression of the American Ethos - “Conduct and action,” wrote Roger Tawney, “…are a proof that the gift [of salvation] has been accorded.” Such was the classic 16th and 17th century Puritan mentality. Wealth and material abundance were a sign not of hard work, but of God’s grace, and mediocrity a sign of pending damnation. Success and riches were not only admired, they were idolized. Puritans equated wealth with merit, regardless of true character. Few examples of the utter stagnation of humanity are so accurate and descriptive as F....   [tags: Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]
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The Eve of St. Agnes by John Keats - “The Eve of St. Agnes”: A Reworking of the Spenserian Sonnet As the values of the 18th century shifted from formal perfection to experimentation, so did the poetry. The writings of the 19th century romantic poets explored new forms and variations of the sonnet; they moved away from the heroic couplet, which was dominant during the preceding century by writers like Pope. John Keats utilized this romantic method habitually throughout his works. In his 1819 poem “The Eve of St. Agnes”, Keats refashioned the traditional Spenserian allegory to explore sinful qualities, and personal virtues such as lust, whereas Edmund Spencer’s customary sonnet form usually expressed chivalric and Christian val...   [tags: romantic poets, spenserian allegory ]
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Personal Narratives of Exploring the New World, America - Personal narratives are often written when the author feels compelled to tell their story, usually they write them about a significant event. Going back to Columbus, the early explorers and settlers took to writing personal narratives to tell their story of what they found in the New World. The New World has a geography that is unique to each area. One thing all of the early explorers and settlers to the new world had in common was that they all had to deal with the Indians. In each area there are differnat tribes of Indians, it is for that reason the personal narratives written by the explorers and settellers are different from each other....   [tags: World History, Christopher Columbus]
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The Great Gatsby and The Grapes of Wrath - Money— sweeter than honey but oh so destructive. It facilitates a man’s life, while a lack of it imprisons him in the streets of penury. It raises his social status, while an absence of it leaves him unnoticed. It gives him an aura of superiority and importance among others, while a deficiency of it makes him worthless in society’s eyes. Considering these two roads, most do not take more than a second to decide to chase riches. Blinded by the self-destructive American dream of “Marie-Antoinette music-rooms and Restoration salons” and “toilet sets of pure dull gold” most murder their morals and harm others in the process (Fitzgerald 5.91)....   [tags: the great gatsby, fitzgerald]
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Fong See: Paved the Way For Chinese-Americans - During the late 19th and early 20th centuries Chinese men began to flock to America. Following stories of the untold wealth and riches that awaited them on the “Gold Mountain” and escaping the stagnant economic position they experienced in China, these sojourners made their way to the United States by any means possible. Often taking money from supportive family members promising them that upon their homecoming they would repay their debts and more with their newly acquired fortunes was the only way to realize their oversea dreams....   [tags: Biography]
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Sorcery, Status, and Scandal in "Arabian Nights" - Whether drowned, dismembered, burned, beheaded or poisoned, it is prudent to say that sorcerers and sorceresses in the Tales from the Thousand and one Nights almost overwhelmingly meet their demise in some unfortunate way. Their fates reveal the mentality of the times; practitioners of sorcery were viewed as malevolent schemers. These outcasts violated the natural order of things and deserved punishment. The tales are set in an age when “implicit belief in magic is entertained by almost all Muslims”....   [tags: Literary Themes]
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The Christian Influence on The Middle Ages - In 312 CE, Roman Emperor Constantine achieved a victory at the Milvian Bridge. The night previous to this battle, Constantine dreamt of a cross inscribed in hoc signo vinces, in this sign you will conquer. As trivial as this dream may seem, it ultimately signified the beginning of the rise of Christianity. With his victory, Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity and supported and encouraged it throughout the empire. In 313 CE, another milestone occurred as the emperors, both Constantine I of the West and Licinius of the East, signed the Edict of Milan declaring that the Diocletianic Persecution would end, and Christianity would be tolerated in the Roman Empire....   [tags: Christianity]
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Wealth in Jane Eyre and Great Expectations - To many material wealth is the epitome of mankind’s earthly desires. With wealth comes money, possessions, a promise of freedom from social constraints and the ability to pursue your dreams. However, the influence it has on a person’s character can be a stark reminder of what the misuse of wealth can ultimately lead to. In both Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte the corrupting nature of monetary wealth is displayed through the lives of multiple characters. It is easy to see that a preoccupation with money blinds people to the prosperity that stands before them and can lead them down roads that end with nothing more than loneliness, misery or even death....   [tags: jane eyre, bronte, great expectations, dickens, co]
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To Build a Fire by Jack London - “To Build a Fire” written by Jack London in 1908, is a story of a man, who, left unnamed, sets out to traverse a dangerous trail in the Yukon territory near the end of nineteenth century. Accompanied only by a dog, t¬¬he man travels across the trail, risking his life with every step on the snow-laden path full of frozen ice-water traps. He falls into a trap and wets his feet, incurring the possibility of frostbite. The man manages to build a fire, but it is shortly extinguished by snow that falls from a tree....   [tags: yukon, gold rush]
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Trickery and Treachery Game for Xbox360 - A figure enters into vision; he searches for riches and for fame. Little does he know that there is a trap door in front of him. He cautiously walks forward, anticipating anything out of the ordinary, and his eyes catch the trip wire that was placed and laughs as he circumvents the trap that was so deviously placed. He drops his guard, a flurry of spikes fly out from the side of the hallway taking all of his possessions (including his life) and adding them to your wealth. Trickery and Treachery is a new game with a twist on the RPG genre, with its engaging storyline and gameplay elements will make an excellent game for the Xbox360....   [tags: xbox, video games, ] 2505 words
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The Medici Family During the Renaissance - The Renaissance was a time of rebirth of classic learning of the Greeks and Romans in Western Europe after the Middle Ages. Humanism, started by Pettrarch, was the popular belief during that era. People no longer believed that art and culture were only in the hands of the clergy. People wanted to explore and be creative, to be part of the arts and literature themselves. The Medici family were great humanists and made significant contribution to the development of the Italian and European Renaissance....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays] 1140 words
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A Utopian Ending in The Tempest - The Reality of a Utopian Ending in The Tempest The idea of creating a utopia on an island in the Mediterranean is an idea that recurs throughout William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. When Prospero, a usurped duke, uses his magic to conjure up a storm, a boat full of Italian royalty is shipwrecked on an island. The hierarchy that once existed disintegrates quickly in the chaos of the shipwreck, and the reader sees the characters start to vocalize how they imagine their perfect world. However, throughout the play and in its humorous conclusion, the reader sees that the realization of a utopia of any sort is an unrealistic expectation due to the characters tumultuous relationships and histories....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 1935 words
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Interpretation of Romans 11:33 – 12:2 - “(33) Oh the depth of the riches of the wisdom / and knowledge of God. How unsearchable his judgments,/ and his paths beyond tracing out. / (34) ‘Who has known the mind of the Lord. / Or who has been his counselor?’ / (35) ‘Who has ever given to God / that God should repay them?’ / (36) For from him and through him and for / him are all things. / To him be the glory forever. Amen. (12:1)Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship....   [tags: The Bible]
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The Declination of the American Dream - It was understood that the American Dream was a theory of, which consisted of being a successful person was only through the act of hard work, determination, and persistence. Toward the end of the First World War, America’s mindset started to shift from the impact from the brutality of the war. When the war ended in 1918, a vast majority of the nation felt the devastation and alienation caused from the war. The faith in the American Dream was quickly eroding. Society discovered that honor, dedication, and courage would not protect them in the war as they once thought....   [tags: success, hard work, World War, philosphy, morality]
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Analysis of Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Introduction Rich Dad, Poor Dad is a book that educates readers about financial literacy. Robert Kiyosaki, the author, has two dads – one rich and one poor, although the rich dad is not his, but his friend’s dad. Both dads have different views about earning money, and Robert had the choice of contrasting both views while growing up. His rich dad’s views were more powerful and useful to Robert. The author guides the reader through six main lessons his rich dad taught him on how to let money work for you, instead of working for money....   [tags: literary analysis, robert kiyosaki]
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Jane Eyre’s Mr. Brocklehurst Vs. Gwendolen - Just as Gwendolen exhibits the flaws of Victorian women gender roles, so does Mr. Brocklehurst. In contrast however, Wilde centers on seemingly positive female ideals of virtuousness. Wilde reveals the flaws in these standardized roles by demonstrating how women secretly go against these ideals, which can only have a detrimental outcome. Gwendolen exemplifies how women are portrayed when they merely pretend to abide by the idealized female role in society instead of attempting to challenge it honestly and publically....   [tags: honesty, morality, gender roles, hypocrisy]
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Analysis of To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet - Analysis of To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet Anne Bradstreet, the author of “To My Dear and Loving Husband” was a Puritan. This had great influence on the meaning and theme of her poem. This poem was actually not published until almost 40 years after she died. She lived in a harsh religious world where it was looked down upon for women to be courageous and smart. She lived a life that where she was unspoken and obedient to because of her religious belief. She had many concerns and doubts about her puritan beliefs and lifestyle....   [tags: Anne Bradstreet Literature Poems Poetry Essays] 742 words
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The Capitalist Future: A Consequence of Calvinist Annunciation - The Capitalist Future: A Consequence of Calvinist Annunciation In his work, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Weber predicts that the future will be a world of "mechanized perfection" devoid of "religious and ethical meaning." In this world modern capitalism becomes a self sustaining system no longer needing the Calvinist religious impetus that had inspired the work ethic. Weber argues that the future will be a capitalistic society, where the proletariat and the bourgeoisie alike, will not be driven by religious motivation, but instead by a constant struggle to benefit from the system....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Contrast of Wealth Within China - The Contrast of Wealth Within China China today is going through an age of a fight for wealth, freedom and the division of wealth. Over the past centuries China has been divided into two areas: large cities in which many live in considerable wealth, where there is a rapidly increasing availability of well-paid jobs and a strong industrial economy. On the other hand, the other side of China is of poor towns and cities and rural areas struggling and failing to climb on even the first rung of the ladder of the richer cities' increasing wealth....   [tags: Papers] 2021 words
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The Court of King Arthur - The Court of King Arthur in the Tales of Lanval and Sir Gawain the Green Knight King Arthur shows to be a very provident king who treats his people with a large amount of his riches and fortune. Additionally, the people of his court show to be honest, full of chivalry, and trustworthy. There would seem to be a sort of contract between the king and his subjects: he provides for them, and they, as his most loyal subjects, keep to his standards of honor and civility. The court of King Arthur as described in the tale of Lanval by Marie de France shows to be actually quite similar to the court described in the tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight....   [tags: English Literature]
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Beowulf: The Ideal Anglo-Saxon Hero - Originating in the Anglo-Saxon period, the epic poem Beowulf portrays a legendary hero. Beowulf established the earlier form of heroism, and was then later introduced in to the English culture. Praised and admired by many people, Beowulf possesses several distinct traits that allow him to be defined perfectly as an ideal Anglo-Saxon hero; his eagerness to seek glory and fame, rather than richness and treasures, his loyalty and graceful attitude not only to his rulers but also to his followers, and his contradictory beliefs of faith and fate In the Anglo-Saxon society, an ideal hero does not seek riches of gold and treasures; instead, he seeks fame and glory through his accomplishments....   [tags: Epic Poems, Grendel, Anglo-Saxon] 864 words
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The Problem of Child Stars - When Brittany Murphy died, when Lindsay Lohan was jailed, when Britney Spears shaved off her hair, the question was asked – what have we done to these kids. We all love rags to riches stories, but it seems that the people are almost as fond of riches to rags – or let’s say, stardom to failure. What happens when a successful young performer becomes a has-been star. The high-profile troubles of celebs like Michael Jackson and Gary Coleman reinforces the truth that nearly every kid who has worked in the entertainment industry has struggled as an adult....   [tags: Celebrities ] 2852 words
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The Poor by Choice Phenomenon - Wealth, fortune, financial stability – these words possess undeniable, unilateral appeal. Intrinsic to our human nature, wealth has become an assumed goal in societal life. Thus, mothers do not wish their children to grow into destitute adults, immigrants do not voyage to new nations for the chance of a poverty stricken life, and universities do not offer higher education for the purposes of financial foundering. Yet, throughout history, groups of individuals in pockets of the globe have defied human nature and chosen lives of lack....   [tags: Religion]
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Stories of the Brothers Grimm - Every girl has at one time wanted to be a princess. We held this belief because of the stories we were told as young girls. The stories we heard in which poor peasant girls could become princesses through perseverance, patience, beauty or wit. These stories were introduced to us under the guise of fairytales, which, for many of us are synonymous with the name Grimm, although several of our favorite fairytales are by other authors. Even if you don’t know the name Grimm, you know at least one story by the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm....   [tags: fairytales]
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The Philosophy of a Warrior - There exist only three respectable beings: the priest, the warrior, the poet. To know, to kill, and to create. -Charles Baudelaire The concept of a warrior has changed little in history; one who fights to defend his or her ideals or society. Yet the methods and tools of a warrior have evolved into something more complex and dynamic today. From the three novels—The Nibelungenlied, Njal’s Saga, and Beowolf—readers are exposed to the concept of a warrior in vastly different contexts. First, the philosophy of the warrior in the novels and modern day will be examined in the essay, such as the goals and code of conduct....   [tags: The Nibelungenlied, Njal´s Saga, Beowulf]
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Biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald - F. Scott Fitzgerald also known as Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born on “September 24, 1896 in St. Paul, MN” (F. Scott Fitzgerald). He got his name from his cousin Francis Scott Key who wrote the star spangled banner. He was born to Mary McQuillan (mother) and Edward Fitzgerald (father). Growing up F. Scott Fitzgerald went to many schools throughout the country. Since he grew up in St. Paul, the first school that he went to was St. Paul Academy in St. Paul. They lived in St. Paul because that’s where his mother’s family was and they were living off her inheritance....   [tags: francis scott key, great gatsby]
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Art as an Academic Discipline - Question 1. a. What do you think art is. What is art. Art is that which is pleasing to the senses or of more than significant importance (Cothren & Stokstad, 2011, p. xxvii). It is also said that art is an opinion (South University Online, 2014). Anybody can have their own opinion of a piece of art, but very few people can actually judge art. Of course, everyone still has their own opinion. A mother will see her one-year-olds painting and see a work of art. A true work of art invokes a need to understand what the artist was saying or feeling at that specific time....   [tags: art, artistic, creativity, lamentation]
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Colonial America: Founding the Dream - No one knew that a new land existed and the magnitude in which it would shape and influence the world. This new land soon known to many as America became the main theatre of the 16th and 17th centuries also known as the colonial period in which the European continent stretched out its borders which began an unprecedented age of exploration which held unlimited possibilities. The discovery of the New World also led to the discovery of the American Dream which became defined by the colonial Americans and generations to come as a second chance for economic opportunity and religious freedom....   [tags: American History, Pilgrims]
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The Amazing Country of Colombia - In 1863 Colombia was given its name. The name was chosen in honor of Christopher Columbus, even though Columbus never visited Colombia. Alonso de Ojeda, was the first European to set foot on Colombia in 1499, Alonso de Ojeda explored Sierra Navada de Santa Marie and was very surprised by the wealth of the Indians and their stories. These stories gave birth to the legend of El Dorado. Colombia became a target to all Spaniards because of the assumed riches there. Everyone went to Colombia and a few small settlements were built....   [tags: Colombia Essays] 1600 words
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The Prince of Egypt - The Prince of Egypt is an animation and a musical about the story of Moses. The movie begins with Moses’ mother sending him off in the bulrushes and ends with Moses watching over his people, with the tablet of law in his hands. This essay will discuss whether or not a cartoon medium is a good way of passing on the story of Moses, the point of the movie, what is best about the film, whether or not anything should be changed in the film, my favourite characters in the movie and whether or not this film should be recommended for a grade nine class to watch....   [tags: Movie Review] 1053 words
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Communicating to his Church - Communicating to his Church While his rhetorical skill was well-known, and we accept it as factual today, this has been an area of study that offers some controversy. Perhaps offering the most concise study of Nyssa’s Fourth Homily and its rhetorical significance is Rachel Moriarity. She proposed that the homily itself was too exacting in rhetorical patterns to be anything other than an exercise in rhetorical teaching. While she does not contest Nyssa’s motives, she does assert that he does not make a connection between the theory of scriptural interpretation and that of the practical action needed to truly abolish slavery....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Haute Couture Influences Ready-to-wear - Fashion has been around ever since ancient times, since the time of the Romans, it survived the world wars and is yet today a business with rapid changes. Fashion started off as an art form, a way for the riches to show their social status with unique and innovative designs that only they could afford. It was a way to separate the social classes of the society. In this paper I will include the creator of haute couture, and how the following designers developed couture, as well as having leading names in today’s ready-to-wear industry....   [tags: Fashion ]
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English Morality Play Everyman - In the English morality play “Everyman”, whose author is unknown, characters of the play try to find what Everyman really values in his life. When Everyman realizes that he has not been living a life focused on God. Instead, Everyman has been focusing more on worldly issues and riches than he should have. Once the play goes on further, Everyman is then approached by a character, whose name is Death. At that time, Everyman notices that he is about to die. However, he also realizes that all the earthly things that he had once held on to now mean nothing and will end up abandoning him....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Expansion of European Empires - The major theme of Module Three is the rapid expansion of European empires during the 15th and 16th centuries and its eventual impact on the African slave trade. While there were many components that contributed to the exploration and growth of European empires, it ultimately came down to two key forces that continued to stoke the engines of expansion; religious zeal and trade. Certainly there were plenty of non-Christians in the eastern hemisphere and most of the goods that Europeans wanted could be imported from Asia and India....   [tags: Religion, Trade, Slaves] 903 words
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The Illiad by Homer - Women have held many different roles in society throughout human history. Since the beginning of time men have always been viewed as superior. In Homer’s Iliad, a perfect example of the suppressive role of women is shown. Women are treated as property and are used for the mere purpose of reproduction within the household. Paralyzed by their unfortunate circumstances, they were taken and given as if they were material belongings. In Homer's Iliad, women are seen and introduce as rewards to the male heroines and usually the greatest fighters....   [tags: women's role, human history, creek]
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Beowulf and Christianity -      Morality, a standard of right behavior, was one of the most important characteristics during the Anglo-Saxon era. The story Beowulf depicted many virtues of the times. Beowulf holds his morals and virtues above all else, from the way he fought in battle until the day he died.      Beowulf showed his honor as he traveled from his homeland to battle the vicious monster Grendel, who was terrorizing the Danes. Grendel “raided and ravaged” (105) the mead hall, showing no honor by killing inebriated men in their sleep....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays] 834 words
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Comparison of the Presentation of the Characters Jay Gatsby and Dick Diver from The Great Gatsby - Comparison of the Presentation of the Characters Jay Gatsby and Dick Diver from The Great Gatsby      F. Scott Fitzgerald is known as a writer who chronicled his times. This work has been critically acclaimed for portraying the sentiments of the American people during the 1920s and 1930s. ‘The Great Gatsby’ was written in 1924, whilst the Fitzgeralds were staying on the French Riviera, and ‘Tender is the Night’ was written nearly ten years later, is set on, among other places, the Riviera. There are very interesting aspects of these works, such as the way Fitzgerald treats his so-called heroes, and to what extent we can call them heroic....   [tags: The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald Essays] 5293 words
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Probing the American Dream in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby -      The history of America is filled with rapid change and remarkable energy. "America has progressed from a small collection of European rebels to the economically dominant nation that it is today" (Literature Classics). Entwined in the provocative reputation of America is the celebrated ideal of the American Dream, a fantasy of independence combined with the opportunity to attain wealth through hard work.  At the heart of the American Dream lies the aspiration of eternal bliss, which is always 'just around the corner.' The American Dream does not allow complacency; the need for continual progress is always present, urging one to work a little harder....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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Comparing the Journey in Little Prince, Siddhartha, and the Monkey God - The Journey in Little Prince, Siddhartha, and the Monkey God         Have you ever realize that there is something incomplete in your life, both on the outside and from within?  Whatever that may be, you have something in common with the main character from each of these works: The Little Prince, Siddhartha, and The Monkey God.   All three works are about someone sensing something is missing and thus sets forth on a "journey" to fill in that hole.  The Little Prince, from The Little Prince, sets on a journey to find out how to love and what he learned was more than love, it was the aspect behind taming.  Siddhartha, from Siddhartha, left his life filled with riches...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1258 words
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the new guinea cargo plane cult from a socialogicle perspective - The New Guinea cargo plane cult from a functionalist perspective stresses that the un-industrialization of the cult is due to the developed world not sharing technological advances with the tribe (cult). The tribe leader’s ability to explain the purpose of the cargo planes and the tribe’s inability to succeed with riches like that of the white man had a large affect on the tribe’s belief system. The tribes simple way of life was disturbed by the discovery of cargo planes in the sky, shocking whatever beliefs the tribe had prior to that discovery....   [tags: essays research papers] 885 words
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The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein - Bilbo's Noblest Moment - Bilbo’s noblest moment in The Hobbit, a fantasy book by J. R. R. Tolkien, is when he gives up the Arkenstone, a precious jewel. He is commended by some for his graciousness of giving away such a treasure, for everyone was rushing to try to get it for themselves. Yet, Bilbo gave the stone to the Elvenking and went against of his friends to attempt to protect lives. This is especially noble since no one else could have achieved this action and been trusted. It revealed supreme generosity from Bilbo.Bilbo feels that it is essential to settle all the disputes which is why he concludes that giving up the Arkenstone would be the best alternative....   [tags: essays research papers] 735 words
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To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet - To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee; If ever wife was happy in a man, Compare with me ye women if you can. I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold. Or all the riches that the east doth hold. My love is such that rivers cannot quench, Nor ought but love from thee recompense Thy love is such I can no way repay, The heavens reward thee manifold I pray. Then while we live, in love let's so persevere, That when we live no more, we may live ever....   [tags: Papers] 537 words
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Homer's Odyssey: Settings and Themes of Book 13 - Book 13 of the Odyssey begins with Odysseus finishing his tale in the King Alcinous' palace. It is King Alicinous that tells Odysseus he will give him a safe passage home to Ithaca. Odysseus is not surprisingly grateful and hopes that Alcinous and his people and island are blessed by the gods. The king then gave Odysseus a great black ship with a crew and more treasure then he could have ever gotten from Troy. The men sail Odysseus and his treasure home to Ithaca. When they arrive at Ithaca, they place Odysseus on a beach while he is sound asleep....   [tags: Homer Odyssey Essays] 795 words
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