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Symbolism in Fuentes' Aura

- On the surface, Fuentes' Aura is a very strange and eerie book. It draws you in and keeps you there, forcing you to read the book to its very end. Just below the surface, a world of symbolism, words and parallels lead to a greater understanding of what is happening throughout this captivating tale. Skimming the surface of the story, an abundance of symbols can be signaled out, but a recurrence of symbols is very important. One of the most prevalent symbols found in this story is the darkness of Senora Consuelo's old colonial mansion....   [tags: Carlos Fuentes, Aura Essays]

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The Kobo Aura Reading Experience beyond Expectations

- ... Recommendations made by Kobo are always from popular literary authors. If you want and have an special passion in reading, you can make your own Collections section. When searching the Internet and finding something interesting, you can save it for later reading, even offline, using Pocket application. Kobo makes tracking and statistic about your reading. It surveys your progress, and awards you just for reading. Technical specifications are inspiring, the device size is 150 x 114 x 8.1 mm, and weight is only 174g....   [tags: e-ink screens]

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Comparing the Aura Café and the Lunch Box

- Comparing the Aura Café and the Lunch Box The Aura Café Situated on the High Street of Whitechapel, opposite the tube station, the Aura café was opened in December 2004. It is a small café owned and control by a sole owner Mr. Muhammad Ali but well furnished with around 30 covers, with air conditioning system, a nice interior decoration and also a non smoking area. SWOT Analysis of the Aura Café. Strength * According to my findings, the Aura café targets mostly the students from colleges and universities of the surrounding area....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Fuentes’ Aura and Ligotti’s The Last Feast of Harlequin

- Mythological and Archetypal Reading of Fuentes’ Aura and Ligotti’s The Last Feast of Harlequin   Mythological and archetypal techniques coupled with the interpretation of symbolism found within a piece of literature tells the reader something about the mind and character of a people or culture. Not only does it allow you to delve deeper into this collective mind and speculate about the meaning of a particular work, it can give you something more. I believe that by using these techniques you also get a better glimpse into the main character’s state of mind....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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"We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder"

- The stories that lock together to make up The Gold Bug Variations are held together by common threads. One of those threads is the art of music. Several of the characters are heavily influenced by the melodies and harmonies that arise from the different scenes. The selection that I chose to dive deeper into and explore the many connections that music has to offer is from Variation III, section heading: "We Are Climbing Jacob's Latter." The particular part that grabbed my interest was the reference to Elvis changing the meaning of "Aura Lee" by releasing his variation of the song titled "Love Me Tender." The section starts by Ressler entering the state of Illinois in 1957....   [tags: Song Analysis]

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Revolutionary Work of Art

- Walter Benjamin emphasizes in his essay, “The Work of Art in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility” that technology used to make an artwork has changed the way it was received, and its “aura”. Aura represents the originality and authenticity of a work of art that has not been reproduced. The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican is an example of a work that has been and truly a beacon of art. It has brought a benefit and enlightenment to the art of painting, and it has an exemplary aura that cannot be replaced....   [tags: Art ]

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Pathogenesis of Menstural Migraines

- ... Throughout each trimester estrogen levels, in pregnant women, decline. The fluctuation correlates with migraines, with around 80% of 47 women with migraines without aura in a study reporting no migraine attacks in the third trimester (24). During the first trimester, migraines are rare but after delivery migraine attacks return. Estrogen levels decline when women enter menopause, migraine attacks decline as well. Of 556 naturally menopausal women, headaches were reported in only 14% (76 women) (29)....   [tags: chronic, debilitating neurovascula disorders]

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Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

- Visit any major museum of art, at any given time, and one could find an abundance of monumental names listed on tiny plaques hanging next to even more recognizable works of art. The excitement felt by any art enthusiast when walking into these buildings of time and creation, is undeniable and especially unique. Could it be the atmosphere of the building, the presence of artwork, the people, possibly the grandeur of the space, or perhaps, could it be the spirit of the artists themselves, peering through the work they created....   [tags: Aesthetic Attitude]

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God of the Black Hole

- Where it all begins and where everything ends. That is the place I would like to be. I will know everything since the beginning of time and understand how everything was made. When I look at it, it takes everything that comes near it and reduces it to nothing. It looks like a hole in the universe. Everything that gets sucked inside it will also lose its color and that’s the reason why inside this hole there is no color. All you can hear is your thoughts. It’s like your brain expanded in the universe....   [tags: short story]

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Review of the Band Periphery and Their Album Clear

- ... The concept behind Clear was quite a daring one, but Periphery pulls through with an amazing album because each track has its unique identity, while the record still flows well as a whole. If I had to pick one adjective to describe Clear, I would probably pick “fun.” Clear is an extremely fun album to listen to, as the different vocals styles and epic instrumentals make it very dynamic. The mood shifts quite fast and dramatically at times, but this album is still coherent as a whole. “Overture”, “Zero”, and “Extraneous” are the instrumentals, and they are all phenomenal, giving off a progressive/djent feel that fans of this genre love, while still able to show off their technicality....   [tags: metal, tracks, lyrics]

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Classification of Psychic Experiences

- Classification of Psychic Experiences Generally speaking, psychic experiences which deal with receiving information from an outside source, either living or passed on can be classified into the following categories: psychometry, telepathy, clairvoyance, clairaudience, automatic writing and channeling. Two more psychic techniques, assumption and projection, deal with transferring the personality to a remote location. Psychometry is the art of receiving information about someone by touching an object commonly carried by that person such as a key chain or jewelry....   [tags: Classification Essays]

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The Colors of Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's Famous Novel

- F. Scott Fitzgerald is famous for the detail with which he crafted the quintessential American novel, The Great Gatsby. With his well-chosen words, Fitzgerald painted a fantastic portrait of life during the Roaring Twenties in the minds of his readers, a picture rich with color and excitement. Four colors: green, gold, white, and gray played key roles in the symbolic demonstration of ideas and feelings which, woven together seamlessly, made The Great Gatsby a world-renowned work of literary genius....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, literary analysis]

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Acupuncture's Effectiveness on the Treatment of Migraines

- A migraine is a severe, debilitating headache that hosts a large variety of neurological symptoms such as throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, disturbances in vision, numbness in face or extremities, sensitivity to light, sound, smell and touch. An individual experiencing a migraine may suffer from one or many of these symptoms during an attack. Each migraine attack can vary in it's symptoms and severity making it difficult for a correct medical diagnosis to be made....   [tags: Health]

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Relationship between Mechanical Reproduction, Art and Culture

- Marxist criticism concerns itself with class differences and the modes of production that produce oppression. Class conflict will be reflected in different forms of art because the marxist school believes that everything in a society is based on the current modes of production. A change to the mode of production will bring change to politics, law, philosophy, religion, and art. Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno and Walter Benjamin are three of the most notable critics of Marxism. They write about the production of cultural subject in capitalist societies, agreeing that reproduction of art has drastically changed due to mechanization....   [tags: effects of technology on Art]

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Current Treatments for Migraine Headaches

- It is widely believed that in order for an individual to feel pain, there must be some degree of physical damage. This is one of the greatest falsehoods in the study of pain, as there are many painful experiences that are not related to any known physical damage and that do not have an evident or ultimate cause (Wall & Melzack, 2008). Migraine is one example of a disorder that affects one tenth of the population and generally does not have an evident or definite known cause at this point in the history of research....   [tags: acute medication, prophylactics, Triptans]

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Pleasant Winters in Amritsar for Exquisite Indian Family Holidays

- A trip to India comes with plenty of unexpected experiences where people love to believe in god, have a harmony even though they are scattered in different religion and a delight of natural cooking with plenty of flavors and spices mostly discovered by the culture itself and adapted by the nearby traditions. Holidays in Punjab is one of the most optimum way to witness all of it at once place and if you are looking for some thriving and captivating holidays, Amritsar would be the best choice so far to experience the magnificent range of adventure, excitement, spirituality and much more with Cheapest Flights to Amritsar....   [tags: temple, border, sancturary]

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The Dysfunction of Migraine Headache

- The Dysfunction of Migraine Headache As a disorder reaching nearly every culture, historic and contemporary, headache has been experienced in some form by the majority of the human population. Despite its relative age and prevalence, we have yet to fully ascertain either its cause, its organization, or its cure, and continue to suffer everything from quotidian tension-type headache to cluster or "suicide"-type headache with little substantial relief. So just what is it we know about headache....   [tags: Pain Medicine Health Essays]

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Two Brothers Two Choices

- Each step he takes, waves of guilt, desperation, and despair crash upon him, making each step heavier than the last. As a little ruffian running around with his brother to play cricket, escaping the airport guards, all these images flash before him, splaying out his entire life, making him realise he has spent his entire life, every minute of it with his brother. Even liking the same book, The Three Musketeers, and ultimately being known as Athos and Porthos, happy memories of their child hood surface within him....   [tags: Movie Review]

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Jim Morrison

- I preface this paper by a consideration of why Jim Morrison can be discussed within the discourse of religious studies. I suggest four possibilities. The first is the place of religion in late modernity; that is, as individualized, subjectivated and deinstitutionalized. These factors contribute to the circumstances under which Morrison may be understood in religious terms because of the conditions they create. Religion may be deinstitutionalized (Luckmann 1967; Bibby 1990), but people are still religious (Chaves 1994)....   [tags: Religion, Culture, Elvis]

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Marxist Cultural Theory

- This chapter examines two forms of practice that communicate messages from a group or an individual to the public, cultural production and political public speaking in the light of Marxist cultural theories. The review of writings about the practice of art by mid-20th century Marxist thinkers makes one thing clear - aesthetic utterances by artists and cultural figures fulfil a role in the political and social discourse and the importance of this role within the context of class struggle must not be ignored....   [tags: Film Review, Adorno on Cinema]

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Overview of Migraines

- Did you know that in America alone, roughly around 36 million people suffered from migraine attacks. Migraines are one of the most common diseases, but the trickiest when finding the source. Women are three times more likely to experience a migraine rather than a male. The prevalence of migraines between male to female is; males are 6.5% and 18.2% in women. That’s a huge difference in percentages if the whole United States is put in perspective. According to (Dr. Karin Johnson a neurologist of Bay State medical center’s sleep center) a migraine is a very common disorder and about 20% of people have migraines....   [tags: health, common disease]

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The Return - Original Writing

- The Return - Original Writing Kaley Embry was keeping an eye on the man following her through the department store. She kept telling herself that she should run to the protection of her sister, but Nina would call security and Kaley wasn't sure she wanted that. The man's presence had Kaley feeling like she'd been drugged. At least he was keeping his distance, and though his aura was almost pure black there was that pinpoint of light right in the centre. Also, if Nina called security on the man, Griffin would be the one to come to the rescue and probably cause an unwanted scene....   [tags: Papers]

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Music in the Information Age

- The idea that music is information tends to turn people's heads. The art of information stands as the largest growing field in both business and society. How does the age-old art of music fit into this category. Can music even be considered information. The rising popularity of mp3's proves that people value music as a source of information. Hundreds of groups are advertising their band on the web at, from popular music groups to those struggling to make a name in society. The web sites serve as a vehicle for bands to display their message to the public in an uncensored atmosphere....   [tags: mp3 digital music]

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Pediatric and Adult Migraines

- Pediatric and Adult Migraines Many people are surprised to find that children get migraines. It is one of those illnesses that are associated with adults only. A migraine is an intense, pounding headache with nausea that occurs infrequently. The headache starts around the eyes, the forehead, or the sides of the head. Bright lights and loud noises also make the headache worse, and any movements make this headache worse. Migraines last from a few hours to a few days in serious cases (1). Over 8 million children get migraines a year, which results in over 1 million lost schooldays cumulatively....   [tags: Health Head Aches Essays]

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Jim Morrison

- Hopkins and Sugerman (2006) and Stone (1991) developed the image of Morrison as a shaman and as Lizard King based on the development, by Morrison, of his role as a shaman and the image of the Lizard King. This image was the “existing value structure” of Morrison at the time of his death, despite attempts made by Morrison to change this image. As the “the way in which the total image grows determines or at least limits the direction of future growth,” Hopkins and Sugerman (2006) and Stone (1991) were working within the parameters of Morrison's image....   [tags: Biography]

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Dehumanization of Children and Death in Perfume: the Story of a Murderer

- Patrick Süskind, a German author, wrote Perfume: the Story of a Murderer in 1986 and sets the novel in eighteenth century France. Süskind dehumanizes children in order to remove emotion from death. He fulfills the concept by using aspects that tend to develop the beliefs and perspectives of a child. During a child’s life, they obtain influences from religion, abuse, self-value, and other children. All the aspects reflect in a child’s life and in Perfume, dehumanization links to those factors and eventually leads to the absence of sensitivity to death....   [tags: Patrick Süskind, christian principles, Grenouille]

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Profit and Compassion: How They Affect Relationships in The Great Gatsby

- Imagine walking through the crowded streets of New York, surrounded by dreamers and those willing to allocate their money at the tip of a hat; Passing cake eaters or "ladies men" driving the latest motor cars and women dressed in their finest attire. It's no wonder Scott Fitzgerald set his novel, "The Great Gatsby" in the decade that earns the title, "The Roaring Twenties." Throughout the novel, there is an evident comparison between the themes of compassion and profit. Compassion, known as sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others, is compared to profit, or a financial gain....   [tags: fitzgerald, jazz, american dream]

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The Transmogrification of Tom Joad in Steinbeck's _Grapes of Wrath_

- As Jonathan Swift once said, “Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want.” The Great Depression was a time of considerable sorrow for countless people across the United States. A crumbling economy and suffering industry coupled with hard climate conditions caused widespread unemployment, and forced a multitude of people off of their land. Entire plantations were crushed due to the lack of growing crops, and families were forced to migrate thousands of miles in order to seek a new and better life....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Human Corruption]

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Evaluating Different Family Dynamics and Its Effect on the Children

- In Robert Kuttner’s article “The Politics of Family” he broadly examines the wide scope of family from an outside perspective. Kuttner frequently uses the words “most Americans” throughout his essay, looking at both the right and left wing element of politics on the issue. In Susan Dominus’s article, ”Growing up with Mom and Mom” Dominus navigates through this topic with the foundation being an interview with Ry Russo-Young who is born and raised by a lesbian couple through artificial insemination....   [tags: Family Types, Article Comparison]

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The Fall of the House of Usher: Double Trouble

- Edger Allan Poe’s short story “The Fall of the House of Usher” tells the Gothic and hunting story of a friend’s failed attempt to help another friend. The story’s vague start describing a deteriorating house gives an eerie feeling to the story. Soon the narrator finds himself betwixt an interesting familial dynamic of a brother and sister of the Usher family. With both siblings affected with mysterious illnesses, death soon finds the sister Madeline while Roderick Usher continues to suffer mentally....   [tags: Literature]

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To JK Rowling from Cho Chang by Rachel Rostad

- ‘To JK Rowling from Cho Chang’ by Rachel Rostad, is a poem that is narrated through the perspective of Cho Chang - one of the pivotal characters in the widely acclaimed Harry Potter series written by JK Rowling. It describes young Chang’s angst caused by issues of racism against her, which were inadvertently raised in the hit series. In the first stanza, Chang ridicules the position JKR presented her in the books, in a sarcastic fashion. Until her introduction into literature and eventually media, Asian girls living abroad didn’t have much choice for cosplay but to assume characters like Geisha and Mulan....   [tags: poem analysis]

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Cathedrals: Implied Glory and Importance to Christianity

- There is nothing, in any shape or form, implied about the glory of Cathedrals. These stone behemoths are simply glorious in size, design and aesthetic appeal all built into their design plan and plays an important role in the growth of faith in Christianity. But what is a Cathedral. In their very nature, they are holy places of worship for Christians. Unlike churches which are basic places of worship that are apt for most of the critical requirements of Christianity, Cathedrals are massive places of worship which act as the headquarters for the local diocese, or districts, of the certain sect of Christianity around it and are also where the Bishops resides....   [tags: Architecture]

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Trying to Live up to Media Stereotypes

- Everyone in the United States has the access to some form of media, whether it is watching advertisements on the television or seeing an advertisement on the computer. People see an advertisement every day. Most people when they see an advertisement they do not think too much about it. Most people would notice the product trying to be sold. However, what people do not notice are the underlying messages in advertisements. Then young children are expose to all the different types of advertisements and get a sense of that they should grow up to fit into gender stereotypes....   [tags: negative effects on self esteem and image]

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The Impact of Monuments in the US

- Over thousands of years and millions of labor hours, countless memorials and monuments have been built. Why is this. Many a time has this question been asked, but in the words of Kin Hubbard, an American humorist, we find an answer: “Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn’t have as many monuments to unveil.” Thus, we see that monuments come from times of trial and error, mistakes and darkness that seem to find us when we least expect it. Although, many of us remember what happened, a “…monument manufactures its own aura” (Source A)....   [tags: monuments, memorials, cia]

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To Fund NASA or Not To Fund

- A major controversy in politics today is whether or not the government should continue to fund NASA. So is this 17.65 billion dollar program really worth its price tag. The Answer is yes. NASA, the National Aerodynamics Space Association, is tremendously important program, not only working to protect and understand the Earth, but to advance medical technology, better the live of U.S. citizens and answer questions about the universe. NASA embarked on its first space mission in 1961. Since then NASA has worked to protect the Earth by studying the effects of different threats to the environment....   [tags: government, atmostphere, missions]

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The Practices and History of Zoroastrianism

- For centuries, Zoroastrianism was the leading religion of Persia (now Iran) before the modern Islamic religions came to be. Zoroastrianism is thought to be founded in 6th century BC by Zarathustra. Zoroastrians follow the sacred text called the Avesta; it is their "Book of the Law." Zarathustra was a Persian prophet, when at age 30 claimed to have had visions of God. Zarathustra called God Ahura Mazda. Zoroastrianism quickly became the "official" religion of Persia, but came to an abrupt end in 637 AD at the time of the Muslim invasion....   [tags: Zoroastrianism, religion, ]

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Case Study Mountain Man Brewing Company

- Introduction This report provides a brief analysis of the implications for Mountain Man Brewing Company (MMBC) to expand the products from its existing product, Mountain Man Lager to a new Light beer. Marketing reasons of MMBC’s success MMBC is an old middle-size brewing company in the West Virginia which was established in 1925. The marketing reasons why MMBC successful are based on the 4Ps as below : Product The company focused on one product only which is a bitter-tasting flavour beer with above average alcohol content, i.e....   [tags: alcohol drinks, blue collars]

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Obesity in the United States

- Obesity is a common, but very serious health issue in America. It has become so common that people often blame a healthy, slim person for being underweight. Although a small percentage of people are underweight the main percentage of people are obese; this percentage is increasing daily. Individuals often place the fault of obesity’s increasing rate on factors causing it, but in actuality the lack of self-control is the main cause. Common complaints against fast food restaurants are ‘“They make people fat” (qtd in Buchholz 84)....   [tags: Fast food, Health, Discipline]

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Unicque Combination of Musical Instruments

- The present concert was related to classical music. In this particular, concert, there was use of various musical instruments. The musical instruments used in this particular concert included soprano, conductor, flute, piccolo, clarinet, violin, cello and piano. In this way, it can be said that, in the concert, there was a combination of various musical instruments for the listeners. The musical concert was one of those concerts which were quite good to listen. The use of these unique combinations of musical instruments seems to be very much pleasing and soothing....   [tags: concert analysis]

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The Romantic Ideal: Ballet’s Supernatural

- The stage that hosted the creation of illusion for those attending ballet after 1827 in its “golden age” (Guest, 1) introduced a new world, but one that could not be reached. These illusions were expressed through performance as “moods of Romanticism.” (5) The Romantic period of the early 19th century emphasized the alienation of an individual, the spectacle of that isolation, and the Romantic ideal that perfection remains mysterious and unattainable, as opposed to the late 18th century’s Enlightenment ideals that held rationality and tangible beings most profound....   [tags: isolation, narratives, choreography, style]

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Psychology Questions With Answers

- We should not trust our intuition because it can lead us away from the correct answer and in an entirely different direction. Your intuition can make you over confident on everyday choices. After a person dies the causes of death seems to have been obvious but before knowing, the cause of death could have been anything. During a season finale on television you learn the answers to questions created throughout the season and it becomes obvious that, that would have happened. When the episode before the finale there were many choices for how it could have ended....   [tags: Psychology ]

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The Importance of Color

- What color is best for the walls of an art gallery. This question is asked a lot and while there may be no “right” answer, many people have their opinions. Speaking about strongly colored walls Jake says, “These colors may make people comfortable, but they skew viewers' perceptions of the paintings. Some shade of gray or white is best: paintings stand out best against a neutral background, and the painting's own colors are true against a neutral background” (Boddy-Evans). While the color of the wall could very well depend on what work is being displayed, the color could just as well affect the viewers’ mood, in return changing their opinion on the piece....   [tags: Art]

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Jameson's Theory of Postmodernism

- The Modernist era brought with it industrial, social, cultural and psychological shifts in ideologies, practice and systems. Traditional art forms were to be reworked in an upsurge of innovation which moved forward at great speed. As art and the innovation of art progressed into the 21st century cultural criticism dominated. Postmodernist thought radicalized the traditional and modernist concepts of art criticism. Art forms, social, economic and political structures were to be re-examined through many cultural critics....   [tags: modernist era, art criticism, Frederic Jameson]

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Pain Management forMmigraine Sufferers

- If a disorder prevented you from living your life normally for an average of a few days every month, how would you feel. For the 300 million people who suffer from migraines worldwide, they know exactly how it feels (Dodick & Gargus, 2008). Migraines are a painful neurological disorder; characterized with symptoms described as severe, pulsating pain accompanied by, sensitivity to light, sounds, smells, nausea and vomiting, with blurred distorted vision (Dodick & Gargus, 2008). Migraines are still a highly misunderstood disorder that has lacked medical groundwork in previous decades....   [tags: medicine, disorder, blood flow, brain, pain]

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It's Just Not Natural

- There is a saying that goes ‘Don’t be afraid of the dark,’ but the question is why should you be afraid. One reason why this saying came about is because people believe that something non-human exists out there. People believe that witches, shapeshifters, hellhounds, ghosts, angels, demons, jinns, and many more supernatural creatures exist. “Only 21 percent of Americans say they don’t believe in the supernatural at all (“Paranormal Poll: Americans…”).” Although many people may not voice or express their belief in the supernatural; they tend to be curious and question the existence of the supernatural at least once in their life....   [tags: Tales, Hellhounds, Ghosts]

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Migraine Causes and Treatment

- Any type of pain that incapacitates one from doing everyday tasks can be debilitating to the body and self. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraines are ranked to be in the world’s top twenty most disabling medical illnesses (n.d.). “Migraines have been estimated to affect 8.7 million women and 2.6 million men in the United States at an estimated cost of 6.5 to 17.2 billion dollars a year” (Kinart, Cuppett, & Berg, 2002). Many doctors cannot pinpoint the cause of migraines in any particular individual because of chemical differences in all of us, but they have come up with certain facts that have helped some....   [tags: disabling medical illnesses]

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The Science of Sound

- Introduction Sound is a compressional wave caused by the vibration of an object. Waves can travel as transverse or compressional waves, depending on the relationship between the movement of energy and the movement of the medium; if the medium moves at a right angle to the energy, it is a transverse wave, and if it moves in the same direction as the energy, it is a compressional wave. Figure 1- a transverse wave and a compressional wave. Qualities of a sound Figure 2- a transverse wave, labelled....   [tags: wave, vibration, piano]

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Migraines: That Ache In Your Head

- Migraines: That Ache In Your Head Have you ever had a headache. That pounding pain that would not go away, it was probably a headache, however there is another type of headache that happens to one side of the head and could also cause nausea, sensitivity to light, sound or odors. Also accompanying the migraine is a aura, which could be flashes of light, or temporally lose your vision, in any case it is a visual impairment. (1) Migraines differ from headaches because a migraine is a neurological disease....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Reproduction Businesses of Thomas Kinkade?s painting

- Reproduction Businesses of Thomas Kinkade’s painting When I read the article by Susan Orlean, I am very aware of the big business Thomas Kinkade is trying to create by reproducing his original paintings mechanically using digital technique, but I have also carefully examined whether this article which discusses about the reproduction of his art works has a correlation with Walter Benjamin’s essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”. A certain emotion or an “aura” is said to be present when an artist creates an art work....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Should There Be A Law Against Paparazzi?

- How about creating a law against the use of telephoto lens and parabolic listening devices. How about creating a new crime—One that will penalize those persisting and persuading photographers, the Paparazzi also known to celebrities as stalkarazzi who follow the rich and famous for the thousand dollars snapshot that reveals some special, intimate moment or an embarrassing one. Should there be a law rebuking such act. Should there be strict laws preventing press photographers (paparazzi) from pursuing persons who do not want to be photograph....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Automobile Ads Analysis - Hummer H3 V8

- Creative concept: I liked the creative angle that was given to the brand. As a brand with so much emotional capital, it was well employed to create a no-frills ad that spoke little and yet had an impact. A very visually strong ad too. I liked the light balance that has been used, especially on the product. Bold, in- your- face and prestige were the key elements that I feel come across strongly. The headline is very creative, commands respect. If I were to put myself in the shoes of their TA, I would definitely be enticed to go for a test drive or check out the website for more information....   [tags: Advertising Branding Analysis]

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Religion as Expressed in Art, Music and Literature

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Clockwork Orange And The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction

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A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller

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