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William Shakespeare 's The Merchant Of Venice

- Antonio’s Love William Shakespeare created strong characters in the “Merchant of Venice”. A man named Antonio is homosexual; he is in love with another man name Bassanio. Shakespeare’s play presents Antonio’s depressing, yearning, and self-sacrificing personal feelings towards Bassanio. “Homosexuality became a fairly accepted part of the general culture” (Modes). During the Renaissance, the phrase “masculine love” was the “language for a male homosexual orientation” (Modes). Antonio’s friend Salarino never did mind that he is deeply in love with Bassanio....   [tags: Love, The Merchant of Venice, Sacrifice, Portia]

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Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

- Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare Shakespeare derived much of his plot, in the play Much Ado About Nothing, from alternate sources, but his individual language and use of wording is what draws people to his works. His plot in Much Ado About Nothing is fairly simple but elegant. Two sets of lovers fall in love. They are Claudio and Hero and Benedict and Beatrice. The miscreant, Don John, schemes to break up the marriage of Claudio and Hero, but he eventually fails. Shakespeare adopted, or stole these plots from a set of three books....   [tags: Papers]

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Bless Me, Ultima, By Anaya

- naya’s “Bless Me, Ultima” is a novel where the main character, Antonio, finds himself living in a world with Ultima, a curandera, through a religious perspective. They say ignorance is bliss, right. However, what happens when one begins to seek knowledge. When someone begins to gain more knowledge they start to question certain things. For example, a child would question the basics of space and come to realization to why no one lives there. However the child in “Bless Me, Ultima” by Anaya, Antonio, has a different idea of what he wants to learn....   [tags: Spirituality, Meaning of life, Religion, God]

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William Shakespeare 's The Merchant Of Venice

- In life, there are various types of love. Two are shown in The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare, written in 1589. He focuses on friendship and romance. The motif of friendship is evident with many characters throughout the play. Depending on the character, the idea of love over friendship is a controversial matter. In many instances, Bassanio and Antonio believe that friendship is more important than love. Therefore, the following theme is proven: friendship is a bond stronger than a vow of love....   [tags: Love, The Merchant of Venice, Shylock]

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Emperor Claudius

- Introduction Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus (b. 10 BC, d. 54 A.D.; emperor, 41-54 A.D.) was the third emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. His reign represents a turning point in the history of the Principate for a number of reasons, not the least for the manner of his accession and the implications it carried for the nature of the office. During his reign he promoted administrators who did not belong to the senatorial or equestrian classes, and was later vilified by authors who did. He followed Caesar in carrying Roman arms across the English Channel into Britain but, unlike his predecessor, he initiated the full-scale annexation of Britain as a province, which remains today the most...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Story Of Bless Me, Ultima, By Rudolfo Anaya

- The story of Bless Me, Ultima, written by Rudolfo Anaya, is based on Antonio’s coming of age experiences. This novel is a great example of bildungsroman, or “a novel about the moral and psychological growth of the main character” (Merriam Webster). However, this book also deals with Magical Realism, or “a literary genre or style associated especially with Latin America that incorporates fantastic or mythical elements into otherwise realistic fiction” (Merriam Webster). Unlike other children, Antonio has to deal with magic, religion and murder....   [tags: Religion, Islam, Thought, God]

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More than Friends William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

- William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, which is commonly believed to criticize society’s romanticized idea of love, demonstrates that even though love may seem unachievable, it is still possible to find it even in the most unlikely places. Shakespeare illustrates this idea in Twelfth Night through the characters Antonio and Sebastian by subtly suggesting that Antonio and Sebastian are more than just friends. It is Sebastian’s physical beauty that attracts Antonio to him, which leads him to devote himself to Sebastian as a sign of love....   [tags: Shakespeare, Twelfth Night]

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Amigo Brothers Mother's Point of View

- ... Before I went to bed I thought about Antonio I did not want him to get hurt tomorrow but I also did not to see him hurt his friend. I would always tell him that he did not have to do this but I knew nothing I said would stop him from going On the day of the boxing match I came to see Antonio Fight at the Tompkins Park square there was hundreds of people that also came to see the fight as well Before their match there was six others that were entertaining then the time had come there was a loud bong....   [tags: wanting your son to be happy, personal reflection]

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The Relationship between the People and the Land in Willa Cather's O Pioneers

- The Relationship between the People and the Land in Willa Cather's O Pioneers     'For the first time, perhaps, since that land emerged from the waters of the geologic ages, a human face was set toward it with love and yearning' This quotation cuts straight to the heart of Willa Cather's whole argument throughout O Pioneers!, which is that it is Alexandra Bergson's will to survive and continually adapt which makes her successful -the facts that her neighbours are unwilling to take up new ideas and technologies, they are unwilling to gamble, and, worse, unwilling to listen to those whose relationship with the landscape is harmonious and respectful (such as that of Ivar), mark th...   [tags: Cather O Pioneers Essays]

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Symphony No. 4 in F Minor by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

- Symphony No. 4 in F Minor by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky CHAPTER 1 BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION 1 CHAPTER 2 SYMPHONY IN F MINOR: PERSONAL LISTENING 4 CHAPTER 3 SYMPHONY IN F MINOR: GENERAL INFO AND DISCUSSION 6 FIRST MOVEMENT 6 SECOND MOVEMENT 7 THIRD MOVEMENT 8 FOURTH MOVEMENT 8 OVERALL EFFECT 9 WORKS CITED 11 CHAPTER BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born in Votkinsk, the Viatka District in Russia on May 7, 1840 to a Russian miner and a mother of French origin. During his early life, Tchaikovsky did receive some musical training from a French governess in the form of piano lessons, but the training did not continue....   [tags: Papers]

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A Pioneer Of American Writing Willa Cather

- A Pioneer of American Writing Willa Cather was born in Virginia in 1873, but moved to Nebraska where the population was diverse. She attended school and also was educated at home. She planned on becoming a doctor early in life. She accompanied a local doctor on his house calls and assisted in many of the examinations. By the time she entered college this was her future. The University of Nebraska accepted her but she had to pay her tuition through writing criticism for the Nebraska State Journal....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Executive Summary of the Business Plan

- The Executive Summary of the Business Plan The executive summary is the most important part of the business plan. Many people will only read this. The summary in itself will not secure an investor, however, it can loose them. Quality - the quality of the summary must therefore be outstanding and you should pay particular attention to it. Obtain critical feedback from others on your drafts. Stand-alone - it is also used as a stand-alone document when introducing the project to others so it must be able to capture interest and entice the reader to take the next step and request more information - and secure a meeting....   [tags: Business Plans Financial Statements Essays]

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The American Dream in The Great Gatsby

- The American Dream There is no set definition to be found anywhere of the true meaning of The American Dream. Any hope, dream, or goal which was pursued by anyone in the history of America is on an American Dream.In modern times the accepted dream seems to be 2.5 children, a house with a white picket fence, and a perfect spouse. However, as it is shown through out literature from the early days of America to contemporary times the American Dream is not always so simple a concept. America was originally founded on the dream of freedom.People have freedom to pursue what they want.That is the ideal behind the American Dream....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me Ultima

- Antonio, from Bless Me, Ultima, lives stuck in a world of in-betweens, a world of borders. He must navigate this world and find his place within it, all while trying to please his parents. Tony’s surroundings and cultural background lead to this in between world and force him to pick a side before he has even began to grow up. In Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me Ultima, Antonio is constantly searching for answers about his future and the world around him; he finds these answers through his family, environment, religion, and family friend, Ultima....   [tags: Chicano literature, literary/story analysis]

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The Evolution of Minorities in Film

- The Evolution of Minorities in Film Back in the 1800’s, when calculating the population, African Americans were counted as 3/5 of a person (Antonia, p2). One would think that in the past two hundred years people’s beliefs would have changed a little bit, but the general white public are stuck into believing the common stereotypes commonly portrayed in movies. In films and television shows blacks are almost always portrayed as murderers, robbers, rapists, pretty much anything negative, like American History X, for example....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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Los Vendidos, Produced by Luis Valdez

- For centuries, the Mexican-American experience has been one of adversity and endurance. The plight of these native peoples has been ignored and many times erased from the American conscience. They have struggled for acknowledgment, they have fought for equality and they have gone to battle for respect. Luis Valdez’s play, Los Vendidos, is just one of many contributions to this effort. A powerfully moving play, Los Vendidos, or the "sell-outs", is a piece created to gain acknowledgement, heighten awareness and to create a sense of camaraderie amongst the people fighting in the Chicano Movement of the late 1960’s and 70’s....   [tags: Mexican-American Experience]

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Willa Sibert Cather And His Works

- Willa Sibert Cather and His Works Willa Sibert Cather was an early twentieth century writer. She wrote about the qualities of courage, sensitivity, and perseverance. Most often, her novels and short stories took place in rural townships. She was born sometime in 1873, in her grandmother's house. She was named after an Aunt Willela who had died; however, she chose to believe that her name was derived from her grandparent's names. She was the first child of Charles Fectigue and Mary Cather. Willa was the oldest of the seven children....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Google's Knowledge Management

- Introduction With today’s rate of development in technology, there has also been an immense increase in global information sharing. Innovations in technology and design seem to be emerging in the market almost every month. One of the key aspects of any business is to gather, organize and efficiently apply this information. According to Antonic (2005), economic assets are fast becoming of secondary importance in the market as companies ascribe more importance to intellectual capital. With the right application of Knowledge Management methods, companies can achieve a competitive advantage through managing the immense amount of information available (Balanced Scorecard Institute, 2002)....   [tags: technology, search, business]

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Act II of Shakespeare's The Tempest: Politics Corrupt

- In Act II of The Tempest by William Shakespeare, Antonio reveals that politicians are persuasive and corrupt. Through a cleverly worded dialogue between Antonio and Sebastian, Antonio convinces him to kill his brother, the king of Naples, in order to attain the throne. “O” (2.1.252) laments Antonio beginning the passage with an informal introduction. Through this one syllable, Shakespeare uses diction to convey how Antonio views Sebastian as intellectually inferior to him. To reinforce this Shakespeare begins Antonio’s next sentence with “O”(2.1.274) “By their own fear or sloth” (2.1.257) Antonio continues using a biblical allusion to one of the seven deadly sins, sloth, to convey how evil...   [tags: Analysis of The Tempest]

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Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya

- Innocence is like a new pair of shoes; everyone has one, but as one age it starts to lose its significance and at some point in one’s life it must be thrown away. Antonio, a young boy grown up on the land of the llano, starts out as an innocent child, unaware of the dangers and tragedies of life. As the novel, Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya unravels, he becomes more and more conscious of the good and evil in the world. Throughout the novel, Antonio encounters many obstacles that chip away at his innocence which forces him to question God’s authority and the injustice in the world, such as the death of Lupito, the introduction of the Golden Carp, and the death of Florence....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Innocence]

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Objectivism in Atlas Shrugged, Anthem, The Fountainhead, and We the Living

- Objectivism in Atlas Shrugged, Anthem, The Fountainhead, and We the Living         Warning - this paper is not formatted !     Who Is I. In Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand provides a well-written explanation of objectivism in a monumental novel about those who hold the world on their shoulders. Her characters are a myriad of individuals, ranging from the highest achievement possible: a human, to one of the most horrid creatures on this planet: a once-human imbecile. She gives the reader insight into the psyche of society and the motivations behind our actions....   [tags: Atlas Shrugged]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Shawshank Redemption '

- The way Shawshank Redemption is portrayed with similarities and differences between the novella and the movie is that the plot and climax are completely different. The novella is written by Stephen King and is titled: "Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption." The movie is directed by Frank Darabont and is called: The Shawshank Redemption. There are many things such as the way the warden 's punishment was incorporated differently in the movie that the novella did not give insight through towards the plot and the climax....   [tags: The Shawshank Redemption, Frank Darabont]

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Opposing Traditional Theatre Norms

- Throughout history, theatre has been critical to the artistic realm. Stories told centuries ago with lessons of nobility, morality, courage, and patriotism seem to despise the passage of time, and are still being recreated. However, not everyone has been partial to this conventional form of theatre. Antonin Artaud, in particular, loathed the theatre, and wanted to reform the way society experienced it. In this paper, I will examine Artaud’s role as a major contributor to modern theatre in his attempt to rid performance of its fake realism, as well as the bourgeoisie neoclassical ideals....   [tags: Theatre]

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Cultural, Religious and Language Conflicts in Bless Me, Ultima

- ... Antonio was able to manage this conflict by putting efforts and by adopting a balanced approach. Both Marez and Luna have deep rooted connections with their culture and traditions, and that influences them to push their respective cultural convictions on Antonio. Marez, having descended from Spanish Conquistadors, always dreamt of moving to California with his sons, and live a nomadic vaquero lifestyle. Father wanted to “gather his sons around him and move westward to the land of the setting sun, to the vineyards of California.” (Anaya 13)....   [tags: Rudolfo Anaya novel, literary analysis]

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`` Bless Me, Ultima `` By Rodolfo Anaya

- In Rodolfo Anaya 's novel, Bless Me, Ultima the author uses different settings in order to develop Antonio 's sense of good and evil. An example of this would be Rosie 's, the local whorehouse. To Antonio, Rosie 's tempted his brothers and was the cause of their sins. In one of Antonio 's dreams, three figures "silently beckoned" (pg. 65) Antonio into the "house of the sinful women" (pg. 156). Antonio saw his brothers entering and he told Andrew, the last of the three to go in, not to enter. Andrew told Tony that he would wait until Tony lost his innocence and only then would Andrew go into the bordelo....   [tags: Good and evil, Evil, Virtue, Love]

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Correlation Between City Population And Crime Rates

- There has been a significant surge in murder and violent crimes in San Antonio this year. “According to a recent study, the violent crime rate is projected to grow by 52.5 percent by December, the highest spike among 21 of the nation’s largest cities” (Eaton). So what is the reason for this massive increase in San Antonio crime. The San Antonio police chief, William McManus stated that “there is no one reason why violent crime and murder are rising so fast — both locally and nationwide” (Eaton)....   [tags: Crime, Police, Economics, Criminology]

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The Merchant of Venice

- The Merchant of Venice is shows the dynamics of love and to what extent humans will go to show love, they will use their wealth and even be prepared to give up their life for the people they love. Both Antonio and Portia love Bassanio differently. Portia perceives Antonio’s phileo in competition with her eros, (both forms of love will be defined later) and throughout the play she is seen trying to defeat Antonio’s phileo and she does this by subjugating Antonio, firstly with her wealth, she offers to pay of his debt to Shylock three times more the amount he had bound himself, then she saves his life and finally teaching Bassanio that she can use her womanly powers to refuse him the consummat...   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays]

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Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

- ... Both of them are clearly willing to give everything they have to Bassanio, just as Bassanio is completely willing to take everything they offer to him. Bassanio’s greed and laziness is the reason this whole mess is created. Had he been hard-working and independent, Antonio would not have had to put his life at stake by offering a pound of flesh to Shylock. Antonio puts everything on the line for Bassanio, including his flesh, he is left with nothing. This makes Bassanio look for someone who is wealthier than Antonio, Portia; he wants to marry Portia only so he can have her money, the money which Antonio can no longer provide....   [tags: rivals, character analysis]

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Biography of Marie Antoinette

- Biography of Marie Antoinette Born with the name Antonia, Marie Antoinette was born in Vienna, Austria on November 2, 1755. Marie-Antoinette was one of the 16 children of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and Empress Maria Theresa, queen of Hungary and Bohemia. She was the youngest and most beautiful daughter of all. Marie Antoinette was brought up believing her destiny was to become queen of France. Marie Antoinette's first child was Marie Therese Charlotte(Madame Royale). Unpopular Queen Marie Antoinette supposedly had numerous affairs, especially the one with Count Hans Axel Fersen, who was a Swedish diplomat....   [tags: History Queen France Antoinette Essays Papers]

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Biography of Michael Nyman

- Biography of Michael Nyman When Michael Nyman published his study Experimental Music: Cage and Beyond (1974, reprinted 1999), he could hardly have foreseen his own contribution to that 'beyond'. Disaffected with the then current orthodoxies of international modernism, Nyman had abandoned composition in 1964, preferring to work as a musicologist, editing Purcell and Handel, and collecting folk music in Romania. Later he wrote criticism for several journals, including The Spectator, where, in a 1968 review of Cornelius Cardew's The Great Digest, he became the first to apply the word 'minimalism' to music....   [tags: Papers]

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Childhood Obesity

- Diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and obesity are all health issues of concern to children in the United States today. These illnesses that previously had been limited to the adult population now plague America’s youth. A contributing factor to such serious illnesses is a skewed view of nutrition. Children in the United States are starved in a different way than children of third world countries. American children are starved of the proper nutrients and whole foods that are the cornerstone of good health....   [tags: Obesity in Adolescents]

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Homosexuality in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

- Homosexuality in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice With every great story line comes a theme. William Shakespeare created an art of intertwining often unrecognizable themes within his plays. In Shakespeare’s play, The Merchant of Venice, one hidden theme is the idea of homosexuality. This theme might not have even been noticed until modern Shakespeare fans discovered them. According to Alan Bray’s book, Homosexuality in Renaissance England, “the modern image of ‘the homosexual’ cannot be applied to the early modern period, when homosexual behavior was viewed in terms of the sexual act and not an individual's broader identity.” (Columbia University Press)....   [tags: William Shakespeare Merchant Venice Essays]

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Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me Ultima

- Antonio, from Bless Me, Ultima, lives stuck in a world of in-betweens, a world of borders. He must navigate this world and find his place within it, all while trying to please his parents. Tony’s surroundings and cultural background lead to this in between world and force him to pick a side before he even has an opportunity to mature. In Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me Ultima, Antonio is constantly searching for answers about his future and the world around him; he finds these answers through his family, environment, religion, and family friend, Ultima....   [tags: character and literary anlaysis]

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With the Hooting of the Owl

- “In the dark mist of my dreams I saw my brothers. The three dark figures silently beckoned me to follow them. They led me over the goat path, across the bridge, to the house of the sinful women. We walked across the well-worn path in silence. The door to Rosie’s house opened and…” (Anaya 70) This excerpt from the novel Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya, is one of the numerous dreams the protagonist Antonio Márez experiences. The story is set during World War II in Guadalupe, Mexico, a town rich with Mexican culture and overflowing with legends....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Free Merchant of Venice Essays: Secular and Religious Views

- Merchant of Venice - Secular and Religious Views The secular and religious views of both, Antonio and Shylock,  were portrayed very bluntly. The religious opinions of both characters  were that their religion was superior to infidels and also very  stereotypical. In the business world, Antonio owned ships with  valuable goods and was extremely generous. He always relied on their  return to shore and expressed his faith in this book. On the other  hand, Shylock was a greedy man and used the Bible for sources of  interest to collect more money....   [tags: Merchant Venice Essays]

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Discussing Act 2 Scene 1 of The Tempest by William Shakespeare

- Discussing Act 2 Scene 1 of The Tempest by William Shakespeare In Act 2 Scene 1 of the play, The Tempest, the character Antonio is trying to persuade Sebastian (the kings brother) to kill the king so that Sebastian can own the crown....   [tags: Papers]

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The Merchant of Venice

- Comparison and Contrast of Shylock and Claudius Introduction This essay looks into the lives of Shylock and Antonio. These are two of Shakespearean antagonists of all time. They are alike in more ways than one. Shylock in Merchant of Venice is a Jewish moneylender based in Venice. He has been tormented and repressed mainly by the Christian population. One finds it easy to sympathize with him mainly because he has his own reasons to be loathing, greedy, and miserly. This ends up making the entire ‘Merchant of Venice’ bittersweet....   [tags: Shakespeare, Play Analysis, Shylock, Claudius]

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Katherine Anne Porter

- Katherine Anne Porter Katherine Anne Porter was born on May 15, 1890 in Indian Creek, Texas. Her mother died when she was two, and she was raised by her father and her paternal grandmother, who assumed the role of Katherine’s mother. Her formal education consisted of convent schools and ended after a year at the Thomas School in San Antonia when she was fifteen. A year later, only sixteen years old, Katherine ran away and married her first husband, John Henry Koontz. Lasting nine years, this was the longest of her three marriages....   [tags: Authors Writers Biography Essays]

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An Immense Career

- An Immense Career Career Willa Cather, American novelist and short-story writer, was born Willela Sibert Cather on 7 December 1873, in Back Creek Valley, Virginia, near Winchester. At nine years of age, in 1883, her family moved to Red Cloud, Nebraska. Many of her novels were set in Red Cloud. She attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and graduated in 1895. She spent a few years after college working on a newspaper, and then worked an editorial job at the magazine Home Monthly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Supreme Court

- The Supreme Court The Supreme Court has had many different places where it was located over the years. There has been a struggle to find a permanent home for the most powerful court of law. At first, the meetings were in the Merchant Exchange Building in New York City. The court then followed the nation's capitol to Philadelphia in 1790. In 1800 the court again relocated to Washington DC. At first they spent their time meeting in various places. The place to find the Supreme Court now is in Washington DC, on First Street located in Northeast....   [tags: Papers]

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- Photography Photography is more than just a means for documentation. Photography is more than snap shots at a family reunion. A fine art photographer makes more choices than people realize. Point and click is not the solution for taking a photograph (John Szarkowski 9-12) . A fine art photographer may choose to freeze action or to blur it. The freezing or blurring of action is not just done at the push of a button, it takes knowledge and an understanding of how apertures and shutter speeds relate to each other under different circumstances with different types of film (Barbara London and John Upton 98)....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Power of Act IV Scene 1 of The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

- The Power of Act IV Scene 1 of The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare This scene is so powerful because it is the climax of the whole plot. We know that Shakespeare gives it a lot of importance because it is a very long scene. It is given great importance because all the characters are there. Its location is very important because it is set in a court and as soon as the certons are lifted, the audience know this is a serious scene. It is also important about the location because in the olden days the Venetian court were seen as a powerful place so this means that they could not show mercy to Antonio because this would make the court look week....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays]

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Analysis of Act One Scene 3 of William Shakespeare's the Merchant of Venice

- Analysis of Act One Scene 3 of William Shakespeare's the Merchant of Venice Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, agrees to loan Bassanio three -thousand ducats for a term of three months. Bassanio assures Shylock that Antonio will guarantee the loan, but Shylock is doubtful because Antonio's wealth is currently invested in business ventures that may fail. In the end, however, Shylock decides that Antonio's guarantee of the loan will be sufficient assurance, and asks to speak with him....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays]

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Symbolism of the Number Three in "Bless Me Ultima"

- Through Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima, the reader notices many themes. One central, and very important theme is the repetition of the number three. For example, there are three sources of understand for Antonio, three deaths that Antonio witnesses, and Antonio's three prophetic dreams. These all play crucial roles in both Antonio's life and serving to further the plot. First, and probably most important are the three sources of understanding for Antonio. First, there is Ultima, who serves as a neutral source of understanding and comforter for Antonio....   [tags: American Literature]

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An Interview with a Sixth Grade Student

- An Interview with a Sixth Grade Student Bringing up the topic of conducting a case study to my cooperating teacher was a surprising experience. I remember asking my teacher to recommend a “difficult” student that would provide an interesting interview. My teacher quickly responded, “Why do your professors always want a difficult student. Sometimes good students provide the most interesting interviews.” I thought about his response and the next day asked him if I could interview Antonio, a student who had intrigued me from the first day I entered Dunn Middle School....   [tags: Personal Narratives Education Teaching Essays]

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Different Attitudes Toward Jews in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

- Different Attitudes Toward Jews in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare In "The Merchant of Venice" there is a lot of anger frustration and hatred shown to Jews. Anti-Semitism is a problem Jews have had to face for many years. There is history of Jews living in the Christian community, which dates back many years. In medieval England, the money lender or usurer was a sinner therefore you can imagine how Shylock was treated by the Christian community in Venice, the Christian Church was openly abusive to Jews, calling the Jews money making criminals....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays]

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Poetic Verse and Rhyme in The Merchant of Venice

- William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, is a comedy play about the love exploits of several Italian characters, told in an objective third-person point of view. The play is set in Venice, Italy during the Renaissance. The protagonist, Antonio, is a merchant of Venice who is affluent, well-respected, and sociable. The title supports the supposition that Antonio is the protagonist because it is termed The Merchant of Venice, indicating the story of the merchant. Antonio's best friend, Bassanio, is an impecunious romantic who borrows money on Antonio's credit to court the woman he loves....   [tags: Merchant Venice Essays]

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Thomas Mann's Buddenbrooks

- Thomas Mann's Buddenbrooks Thomas Mann's Buddenbrooks tracks the course of a patrician family in the late nineteenth century north Germany. The novel describes the decline of the Buddenbrooks family over four generations from the period of 1835 to 1877. The story is infused with social criticism of bourgeoisie society. This criticism is shown clearly in the characterizations of the third generation within the Buddenbrooks family: Antonie, Christian and Thomas. It is also clear in the overriding themes presented throughout the novel....   [tags: German Society Buddenbrooks]

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The Concepts of Peace and Justice in Shakespeares Merchant of Venice

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- Claudius The emperor, Claudius, was a man with great integrity, individuality, common sense, patriotism and determination. From his struggles as a child to his death, was a remarkable journey. Many historians today and ancient Rome have placed him amongst the greats of all time. Despite his physical disabilities and background, Tiberius Claudius Nero contributed much to the greatness of the Roman Empire. Tiberius Claudius Nero is the youngest son of Nero Claudius Drusus and Antonia (Daughter of Antony and Octavia), giving him royal blood....   [tags: Ancient Rome Roman History]

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