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On The Waterfront, by Elia Kazan

- For a near-championship boxer to fall from the limelight after a defeat is fairly common, but to lose due to his own brother betting against him is unheard of. Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront portrays the role of this former fighter living his life as a bum under a local mob boss. This movie stands out from how movies are portrayed today. It didn’t have a lot of fast chase scenes, immense battles, or over-the-top special effects. This movie focused on its characters, by portraying their reactions to the cumbersome niche they play on the dockyard....   [tags: Film, Movies]

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Elia Kazan vs. The House Un-American Activities Committee

- Hollywood is a master of revisionist history, especially when that history is its own. One of the defining moments in the histories of both Hollywood and America was the series of Congressional hearings held by the House Un-American Activities Committee, or HUAC, and led by Senator Joseph McCarthy in the late 1940′s and early 1950′s in order to ostensibly eliminate Communism from the United States. Hollywood was intimately involved in the HUAC hearings, and one of those targeted most viciously in the controversy was acclaimed film and theater director Elia Kazan....   [tags: Informative, Hollywood, Communism]

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Splendor in the Grass and Romeo and Juliet

- Splendor in the Grass and Romeo and Juliet Splendor in the Grass, a romantic film written by William Inge and directed by Elia Kazan, and Romeo and Juliet, a romantic film based off the play written by William Shakespeare and directed by Franco Ziffirelli are both films that share some similarities and differences when it comes to the a romantic film. One can argue that both films themes of love are both represented similarly through their plots. Romeo and Juliet, a classic and a work of Shakespeare that almost everyone in an English class may have heard, is one of the most iconic and famous plays ever written....   [tags: Shakespeare, Kazan, Verona]

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Comparsion of Tennessee Williams´ A Streetcar Named Desire the Play or Movie

- Tennessee Williams wrote a play named A Streetcar Named Desire which eventually became Pulitzer Prize winner for drama in 1948. This play was first staged on December 3rd 1947 in New York. A Streetcar Named Desire which was second play produced by Williams went on to become a huge success just like his first play named The Glass Menagerie. Streetcar helped Williams in cementing his position as one of the most proficient and respected playwrights existing in contemporary theater (Kolin 1993). For Tennessee Williams this play proved to be his first work which was translated and produced as a movie by Elia Kazan....   [tags: acting, cast, play, plot]

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Autobiographical Elements of Essays of Elia

- The most charming beauty of romantic literature is the trait of its being intensely autobiographical and subjective. Similarly, "Essays of Elia" unfold the life history and idiosyncratic mind of Charles Lamb in a semi-factual way. The real delight for the Romantic comes from his infusion of fact and fiction as, otherwise, his essays would have become mere boring and passionless statements about his personal and private life. Our charm and fascination do not grow less, for we are never too close to the reality or surrounded by totally imaginary details and accounts....   [tags: Charles Lamb]

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Enough Is A 2002 Thriller Directed By Michael Apted And Written By Nicholas Kazan

- Enough is a 2002 thriller directed by Michael Apted and written by Nicholas Kazan. This film is very similar to the Stephen King’s 1995 film adaptation of Dolores Claiborne directed by Taylor Hackford. The protagonists in both these films find themselves trapped in abusive relationships and turn to drastic means to protect themselves and their daughters. In the film Enough, Slim runs away with her daughter from her abusive husband to protect her life whereas, Dolores, in Dolores Claiborne is trapped in her little small town with her husband who is abusive to her and is now sexually abusing their daughter....   [tags: Domestic violence, Abuse, Bullying]

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The Cold War Examined

- The Cold War had an incredibly profound effect on the United States. It effected the country politically, economically, as well as culturally. Use High Noon as an allegory of the 1950s to examine issues of conformity, individualism, community, and political commitment in the context of Congressional investigations such as that of HUAC into the activities of the Hollywood 10. In this scenario, Marshal Will Kane represents individuals who were willing to confront the political investigations of HUAC, while the townspeople who deserted him may represent liberals who were afraid of being blacklisted or censured....   [tags: essays research papers]

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On the Waterfront

- Interpersonal relationships are a potent entity that wildly flutter, like a liberated pigeon, through the miserable docks of Elia Kazan’s 1954 film ‘On the Waterfront,’ shaping the moral metamorphosis of protagonist Terry Malloy – from an analysts perspective, the ‘power’ source of the film. Terry’s voyage from an inarticulate and diminished “bum” to a gallant “contender,” is the pedestal that the film gyrates around, however, it is palpable that Terry – a man branded with his primitive mores - is not equipped of emancipating himself from the self-preservative cycle of “D and D” singlehandedly....   [tags: Film]

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Harold Clurman's Theatre of Life

- In Dialogue: Theatre of America, Harold Clurman said, “we make theatre out of life” (27), and it was precisely this view that motivated him to help create a uniquely American theatre. Clurman, considered one of the most influential directors of the modern American theatre, had a unique vision of what the American theatre could become. One of the founders of the quintessentially American troupe, the Group Theatre, Clurman was a contemporary of Elia Kazan and Lee Strasberg, and even married to Stella Adler for twenty years....   [tags: Theater ]

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Behind the Scenes

- Behind the scenes Streetcar Named Desire, a playwright by Tennessee Williams, was made to play on stage but it was also turned into a movie on 1951 directed by Elia Kazan, who also directed the original stage production, starring Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalski and Vivien Leigh as Blanche Dubois. The two versions, both screenplay and stage play, have the same storyline, character’s characteristics, as well the settings. Reading the dialogue makes the reader wants to see the story whether if it is a stage play or in a movie....   [tags: Tennessee Williams, Playwright]

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Exploring Pain in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

- Exploring Pain in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof       "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof," written by Tennessee Williams is a brilliant play about a dysfunctional family that is forces to deal with hidden deceptions and hypocrisy.  The issues that this play revolves around transcend time and region.   By 1955 Tennessee Williams was already a well known and respected playwright. Theatergoers, as well as critics, had enthusiastically anticipated the arrival of "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof." Many loved the play, but they had difficulty with the play's resolution....   [tags: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Essays]

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Analysis of On the Waterfront

- On the Waterfront is a classic, award-winning and controversial film. It received eight academy-awards in 1954, including best-picture and director. The director, Eliza Kazan, in collaboration with Budd Schulberg wrote the film’s screenplay. Based on actual dockside events in Hoboken, New Jersey, On the Waterfront is a story of a dock worker who tried to overthrow a corrupt union. Marlon Brando superbly portrays the character of Terry Malloy. He is a young ex-prize fighter, now a dock worker given easy jobs because his brother is the right-hand man of the corrupt union boss Johnny Friendly....   [tags: Eliza Kazan, Budd Schulberg]

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller and McCarthyism

- In the 1950s, Arthur Miller was accused of being a sympathizer to communism, and was one of the three hundred and twenty artists blacklisted by Congress (Arthur Miller: McCarthyism). Arthur Miller was angered by the accusations without evidence to back them up, and hit a boiling point after famed director Elia Kazan went in front of House Un-American Activities Committee and named some of his peers as communist sympathizers (Arthur Miller: McCarthyism). After a meeting with Kazan to discuss why he did what he did, a tumultuous relationship between the direction and playwright began, and Miller began research on the Salem witch trials (Fisher 255)....   [tags: injustice, unfair trails, communism]

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Douglas Sirk´s Film

- The peeling away of the honey-glazed aesthetic of Sirkian Melodrama to thoroughly examine the true core beneath is the task. Douglas Sirk’s films are expressive and suggestive in their examination of female sexual and emotional relationships. It must be considered what exactly a melodrama is and what type of audience the genre demands. Known worldwide to be part of a female cultural domain, the genre deals with the woman’s film from the early 30’s right up until the Sirkian territory of the 1950’s and 60’s....   [tags: film analysis, melodrama, female sex]

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The House of Un-American Activities Committee, Hollywood and the Red Scare

- “When a great democracy is destroyed, it will not be because of enemies from without, but rather because of enemies from within.” During the late 1940s and early 1950s, these words of Abraham Lincoln were all on the minds of Americans (McCarthyism). After fighting against Communism for decades, the fear of it taking down the country terrorized people’s thoughts. Even more so, people were extremely frightened of the idea that there could be Communists within the spotlights of American influence that were plotting the destruction of the United States....   [tags: HUAC Hearings]

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Analysis Of Arthur Miller 's ' Death Of A Salesman '

- The most significant and challenging aspect to Death of a Salesman is its structure. In reading and watching the play it may appear at first that Miller is relying on the tried but true "flashback" technique in dramatizing the events of the play. In reality, Miller is actually attempting something much different. He is actually trying to fuse the past, present, and future into, what David Biele has aptly termed, a "constant state of NOW." It 's not too unlike the Buddhist notion of living in the "eternal present" - meaning, whether we are conscious of it or not, everything that happens, happens now....   [tags: Time, Present, Future, Past]

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The Role of Fear Depicted in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

- The play “The Crucible” is an allegory for the McCarthyism hysteria that occurred in the late 1940’s to the late 1950’s. Arthur Miller’s play “the crucible” and the McCarthyism era demonstrates how fear can begin conflict. The term McCarthyism has come to mean “the practice of making accusations of disloyalty”, which is the basis of the Salem witch trials presented in Arthur Miller’s play. The fear that the trials generate leads to the internal and external conflicts that some of the characters are faced with, in the play....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Critical Analysis]

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Racism Enacted Throughout the History of Black Films

- ... The film opens with a young educated African American woman, Sylvia, who travels to the North to raise $5,000 to save a local school for black children. During her visit, Sylvia meets a handsome white man, Dr. Vivian. Along the way, she also encounters a wealthy philanthropist, Elena. After Elena learns about Sylvia’s work, she decides to give her the money that she needs. However, Elena’s southern friend discourages her from giving the donation and says that “blacks cannot get an education.” (Please Cite this source)....   [tags: african americans, klu klux klan, prejudice]

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The Taboo in Tennessee Williams´ Literature

- Tennessee Williams is known for his ability to portray the unspeakable and force people to face their disputes in the most artful form. He is clearly a professional at one-upping everyday problems, but there are many different reasons why Williams decided to expose these real life issues to not only America, but the world. “A playwright is concerned, as an artist, to present a slice of life or of human experience.” (Reid 440). Many of his works are rumored to be based off of actual experiences, and yet some believe his work is immoral....   [tags: poet, maggie, unspeakable]

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Death of a Rebel

- Aristotlean tragic heroes are defined by their fame and by their personal flaw which cause their own downfall. This is still true today as many influential people have cause their own demise due to their own personality flaws. James Dean is an excellent example of a contemporary tragic hero. (See Thesis) Born February 8th, in Fairmount, Indiana to Winston Dean and Mildred Wilson, James Dean quickly became a rambunctious toddler (They Died 26). All was perfect in his world until in 1940 his mother lost her battle with cancer when James was only nine years old (Encyclopedia n.p.)....   [tags: Biography]

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McCarthyism and the Conservative Political Climate of Today

- McCarthyism and the Conservative Political Climate of Today FOR ALMOST fifty years, the words "McCarthy" and "McCarthyism" have stood for a shameful period in American political history. During this period, thousands of people lost their jobs and hundreds were sent to prison. The U.S. government executed Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, two Communist Party (CP) members, as Russian spies. All of these people were victims of McCarthyism, the witch-hunt during the 1940s and 1950s against Communists and other leftists, trade unionists and civil rights activists, intellectuals and artists....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Second Red Scare

- The Second Red Scare The McCarthy era, which generally spanned from 1947 to 1957, brought to the forefront of American politics the question of civil rights. At issue were controversies about both First Amendment rights to assembly and free speech and Fifth Amendment rights to due process and freedom from self-incrimination. Anti-Communist actions often involved restrictions on these rights, and heading the anti-Communist movement was the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC). This committee, which consisted of government officials from Congress, was formed to investigate the threat of Communism in America....   [tags: Politics McCarthyism McCarthy]

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The Impact on America of Turkish, Greek and Italian Immigrants and Their Respective Cultures

- The Impact on America of Turkish, Greek and Italian Immigrants and Their Respective Cultures My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Godfather, The Italian Job, Roberto Benigni, Mario Andretti, Frank Capra, spaghetti, gelato, Turkish baths.. What do all of these have in common?. All of them are well known parts of American culture, yet they have all been influenced and inspired by Italian, Greek, and Turkish immigrants and their respective cultures.. Because America is a melting pot of cultures, it is understandable that each participating culture brings its own unique flavor to the mix.....   [tags: Culture Cultural Movies Films Essays]

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What is the American Dream?

- The American dream is the idea (often associated with the Protestant work ethic) held by many in the United States of America that through hard work, courage and determination one can achieve prosperity. These were values held by many early European settlers, and have been passed on to subsequent generations. What the American dream has become is a question under constant discussion. THE AMERICAN DREAM TODAY In the 20th century, the American dream had its challenges. The Depression caused widespread hardship during the Twenties and Thirties, and was almost a reverse of the dream for those directly affected....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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Pepe le Moko

- Julien Duvivier’s film “Pépé le Moko” is a remarkable story, and a powerful personal account of French colonial life. The socio-political subtext of the story is an important one, which brings to the forefront the particular allure of Casbah and the idiosyncrasies of its inhabitants. This subtext of the narrative connotes the desire and fascination with the exotic. Jean Gabin’s character is a thief, who while running from the law becomes immersed in the maze of the city of Casbah. In light of Edward Said’s ideas of Orientalism, specifically in terms of the cultural exchanges that take place in the affiliation of colonialism, the foreign element (as an “other”) can become a model with which W...   [tags: Julien Duvivier film Pepe le Moko]

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On the Backs of Blacks and Sorrowful Black Death Is Not a Hot Ticket

- On the Backs of Blacks and Sorrowful Black Death Is Not a Hot Ticket        In both Toni Morrison's "On the backs of blacks" and bell hooks' "Sorrowful Black Death Is Not a Hot Ticket" the authors attempt to analyze the role and treatment of blacks in motion pictures. Morrison's essay deals with what she calls "race talk", and defines as "the explicit insertion into everyday life of racial signs and symbols that have no meaning other than pressing African Americans to the lowest level racial hierarchy" (Morrison, 1993)....   [tags: Sorrowful Black Death Is Not a Hot Ticket Essays]

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Blending of Past, Present, and Future in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

- Blending of Past, Present, and Future in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman       The most significant and challenging aspect to Death of a Salesman is its structure. In reading and watching the play it may appear at first that Miller is relying on the tried but true "flashback" technique in dramatizing the events of the play. In reality, Miller is actually attempting something much different. He is actually trying to fuse the past, present, and future into, what David Biele has aptly termed, a "constant state of NOW." It's not too unlike the Buddhist notion of living in the "eternal present" - meaning, whether we are conscious of it or not, everything that happens, happens now....   [tags: Death Salesman essays]

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The Personal Strife of Tennessee Williams

- The Personal Strife of Tennessee Williams       Tennessee Williams was a well renowned playwright, who highlighted his personal experiences in his plays and stories. He had a colorful life and he enjoyed writing about what was considered taboo subjects in the 1940's, 1950's and the 1960's. Williams explored homosexuality, alcoholism, violence, greed and sex.    He also infused humor into his work. Williams dissected the traditional American family, and he penned many stories about dysfunctional and volatile families....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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A Streetcar Named Desire Analysis

- This 1950's theatrical presentation was directed by Elia Kazan and written by Tennessee Williams. It is about a southern bell by the name of Blanche Dubois who loses her father's plantation to a mortgage and travels to live in her sister's home in New Orleans by means of a streetcar called Desire. There she finds her sister living in a mess with a drunken bully husband, and the events that follow cause Blanche to step over the line of insanity and fall victim to life's harsh lessons. The artistic intensions of the film were clearly stated in the beginning when the credits appeared on the screen along with the recognition that this film received....   [tags: Film]

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Direct Cinema

- Direct Cinema The term 'direct cinema' was coined by American director Albert Maysles, to describe the style of documentary that he and his contemporaries were making in the 1960s as a result of a lightweight, portable 16mm camera and high quality lightweight audio recorders becoming available. The introduction of these, together with film-stock which was sensitive enough to give a good quality close-up monochrome picture under most lighting conditions (Including hand-held lights) led to a revolution in Documentary filmmaking, allowing film crews to be much more flexible....   [tags: Papers]

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James Dean

- In the early 50s, America was introduced to one of the most influential people of this time. Although he may not have starred in many films, James Dean became very famous in the entertainment field even after his death. A star onscreen, Dean's life outside of film was dreary and lonesome at times. His other hobby, street racing, ultimately led to his death at the young age of 24. Just like The Eagles stated in their hit song, James Dean was a great actor who, "lived fast and died young." Although he died at the age of 24, he still made an impact in Hollywood then and now....   [tags: Biography]

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McCarthyism

- The Alien Registration Act passed by Congress on 29th June, 1940, made it illegal for anyone in the United States to advocate, abet, or teach the desirability of overthrowing the government. The law also required all alien residents in the United States over 14 years of age to file a comprehensive statement of their personal and occupational status and a record of their political beliefs. Within four months a total of 4,741,971 aliens had been registered. The main objective of the Alien Registration Act was to undermine the American Communist Party and other left-wing political groups in the United States....   [tags: Joseph McCarthy Communism]

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Economic Factors During The War Between Iraq And The United States

- Economics is an important factor that led to the war between Iraq and the United States. The invasion of Iraq was the most costly, longest and largest use of armed forces by the United States in 2003. The war devastated the economy, exhausted Iraq’s foreign exchange reserves, and left the country in debt. The economic factors during and after the Iraq War ended should affect how the United States approaches future wars by looking at the enormous amount of money spent and examining its effects on individual parts of the economy....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, United States]

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Movie Analysis : ' Enough Movie '

- “Enough” The film that is being used for the movie analysis is “Enough”, this movie was chosen due to the fact that it is based on domestic violence towards women. The movie begins with in Los Angeles diner were a waitress named slim works with her best friend Ginny (Kazan, 2002). While working her shift slim has a customer that starts harassing her over the name she has, but the companion of the annoying customer defends slim, which in turn starts a romance, later to become a marriage between the two (Kazan, 2002)....   [tags: Abuse, Domestic violence, Child abuse]

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A Voice That Whispers Echoes Throughout The Nothing

- A voice that whispers echoes throughout the nothing… “Elia… Elia…Elia. This world is….” The voice fades. “This life is… Your fault.” No drag... A single word … “D-A- JON-E”.... Dajonee. Silence. That was the end of the nothing, then the beginning of her forever. Again the Words. “Elia… Elia… Wake up...” from the distant and comforting voice. “Your Fault…” again, “because of you...” Sarah awakes… on her rent-a-couch. Alone in her studio she sits up and mentally collects herself. “The same dream…” she mumbles....   [tags: Mother, Mothers]

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An Analysis of Cantú's "Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera"

- Norma Elia Cantu’s novel “Canícula: Imágenes de una Niñez Fronteriza” (“Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera”), which chronicles of the forthcoming of age of a chicana on the U.S.- Mexico border in the town of Laredo and Nuevo Laredo in the 1940s-60s. Norma Elia Cantú brings together narrative and the images from the family album to tell the story of her family. It blends authentic snapshots with recreated memoirs from 1880 to 1950 in the town between Monterrey, Mexico, and San Antonio, Texas....   [tags: Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Fronter]

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ADHD: Case Study of Gretchen

- The next time you visit the newsstand, take a look at a parenting magazine and you are likely to find an article about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as well as at least one pharmaceutical advertisement for a drug to manage its symptoms. ADHD is diagnosed in 3% to 7% of American school-aged children, of which 15% of these children are currently taking medication to alleviate the symptoms of ADHD. It is the most commonly diagnosed neurobiological disorder in school-aged children....   [tags: Psychologyy]

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The Family During The Renaissance

- The family during the Renaissance is a topic of study that probably does not have as many sources as art or literature during that historical period. However, several authors have now found historical sources that create a fairly close idea what the family was and how it worked during the period. The study of the famous Florentina catasto (1427-1430) is one of the sources used by the experts to identify some facts and features of the family in the Renaissance. Also, historical records of the time families themselves, called Ricordanze, allow understand precise data elements such as dates, property prices and feelings of the people who wrote those records....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Gender role, Renaissance]

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A Streetcar Named Desire By Tennessee Williams

- Written in 1947, by playwright Tennessee Williams, the play A Streetcar Named Desire opens in the 1940s in the well-known city of New Orleans. Readers are presented with the young couple Stan and Stella Kowalski who live below another young couple, Eunice and Steve. While Stan and Stella manage to maintain a relationship, it is abusive. Stella reunites with her alcoholic sister Blanche, after learning that the family plantation had been lost due to bankruptcy. Blanche, a widow often finds herself in difficult and unforeseen circumstances....   [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche DuBois, Light]

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Research Procedure / Methodology For Artists & Designers

- This paper titled “Research Procedure / Methodology for Artists & Designers” by Carole Gray and Julian Malins and they talk about the research procedures for artists & designers. This paper can be divided in four parts, which is introduction, characteristics of existing methodologies, postmodern methodology and appropriate existing and new procedure / methodologies and tools. First of all, the authors first tell us the definition of method and methodology in the dictionary and the general context of methodologies....   [tags: Scientific method, Methodology, Science]

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Hidden Curriculum And Its Impact On Education

- Hidden curriculum is one of the most important concepts which build our society. Trends underlying this concept influence and modify children’s thoughts and behavior. Most people even do not understand how strong and controversial the basis they get from schools and universities is. In addition, people generally do not notice the significance of difference between what is said and what is considered, as well as between what is genuinely right and what is right according to the rules. What is hidden curriculum....   [tags: Education, Curriculum, Critical thinking]

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Analysis Of Night Falls, Nature Holds

- Night Falls, Nature Holds Nature is an essential part of life. From the start of Before Night Falls, nature is definitely essential to Reinaldo Arenas’ life. Nature centers around different parts of Arenas’ life and is intertwined in many facets of his life. From early childhood, with a cradle carved out of the earth’s dirt, to the end of his life, when Arenas hides from authorities amongst nature and finds solace in the moon. He even compares his love of Lazaro to nature. Nature supports Arenas through his life in a great variety of ways....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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Conservation in the Art Market

- CONSERVATION IN THE ART MARKET 1. INTRODUCTION The art, antiques and antiquities trade employs a wide range of professionals who work in very different areas of the market. It involves from finance to heritage and represents a safe asset for investments. The aim of this research project proposal is to determine the reasons of the importance of the role of the conservators and restorers in the art world. Indeed, through the restoration process and studies many doubts concerning artworks can be resolved....   [tags: restoration, culture process]

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Viewing Leo Tolstay's Ideas with Resentment or as Pure Genius

- Leo Tolstoy may have not been always agreeable in the eyes of others, but even enlightened, wholesome characters who challenged the static injustice of the world were either met with resentment or death. Tolstoy had certainly earned the resentment from the radicalism of his religious ideals and his insistence on the reform of Russian hierarchy. While others resented his ideas, others regarded him a brave genius who wrote beautiful works to stand against what is wrong and fight for a world of right....   [tags: death, moral character, influence]

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A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennesse Williams, Movie Version

- On the basis of what I thought of the play and in light of the filmic techniques we discussed in class my intellectual and emotional thoughts on the film where very different from the book. However I do not think that the film took away any authenticity and vibe from the book, it rather enhanced it especially in the aesthetic use. The film for me provided a different emotional view of the play. One of the biggest impacts that the film made for me was the characters. When I was reading the book I simulated the character Blanche as deceptive, shrilly and ultimately the antagonist of the play....   [tags: film analysis and review]

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Ivan the Terrible, the First Tzar of Russia

- Ivan the Terrible was the fist tsar of Russia whoes reign, one of the longest of the Russian tzars, transformed the medivial nation state into a Russian Empire .In order to understand what made Ivan the Terrible ruthless and feared, it is important to know his background. Ivan IV Vasilyevich was born on August 25, 1530 in Kolomenskoye, Moscow, Russia. His father died at age 3 from a blood infection, but on his death bead requested that Ivan become the ruler of Russia when he turned 15. After his father died, the boyars took over and paid no attention to Ivan, denying is right to the thrown....   [tags: Ruler, Empire]

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Voices By Dacia Maraini - Book

- Repeated images of Angela Bari living an imprisoned life in Voices by Dacia Maraini play an important role in book. The internal and external forces surrounding Angela Bari lead her to a life of confinement and domination. If Angela Bari had broken away from her confinement she may have prevented her untimely death by exposing the ill ways of her stepfather, Glauco Elia. Angela's secretiveness, self-doubt, and compliance with others lead her to victimization. It is not until her unfortunate murder that Angela's imprisonment gets unraveled....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Nikolai Chebotaryov: A Brief Biography

- Background Information on Nikolai Chebotaryov Nikolai Chebotaryov was born on the fifteenth of June 1894. After many years of schooling, he realized that he was talented at mathematics, and soon after, he began his career as a mathematician at the age of fifteen. This is the age that he became deeply interested in mathematics. He had always been good at mathematics, but had never thought to pursue it until this age. His mother and father were very encouraging and they wanted him to pursue what he was good at, and what he loved: mathematics....   [tags: notorious Russian and Soviet mathematicians]

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Prisons And The United States

- The United States has a greater percentage of its population incarcerated than any other country in the world. According to the U.K.-based International Center for Prison Studies, the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world at 756 per 100,000, including juveniles in addition to adults (Purposes of Prisons). The number of prisoners continues to increase yet the correctional system’s mission statement is to reform inmates so that when their sentence is completed they can re-enter society as a “new person”....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Criminal justice, Recidivism]

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The Expansion Of A New City

- In the early 1900’s the dense urban living is greatly affecting Europe. The popularity of the automobile is slowly beginning to rise amongst the every day citizen and there are already raised train railways. The European Futurist are looking to raze old cities to create more space for a new city, and maximize efficiency of space, and there are also the proponents for the Garden City looking to lessen the congestion of cities and promote a healthier lifestyle. The European Futurists envisioned a city that was “…active, mobile, and everywhere dynamic, and the modern building like a gigantic machine.” This city was to be modern, demolishing the old city that existed and abolishing ornamentat...   [tags: City, Industrial Revolution, New York City]

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Ivan the Tarrible: The First Tsar of all Russia

-  Ivan IV Vasilyevich, commonly known as Ivan the Terrible, was the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 to 1547 and Tsar of All the Russias from 1547 until his death. His long reign saw the conquest of the Khanates of Kazan, Astrakhan, and Siberia, transforming Russia into a multiethnic and multiconfessional state spanning almost one billion acres, approximately . Ivan managed countless changes in the progression from a medieval state to an empire and emerging regional power, and became the first ruler to be crowned as Tsar of All the Russias....   [tags: Authoritative, Mental Illness, Ruler]

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Palestinian Cinema

- Hamid Dabashi in his “Introduction” to Dreams of a Nation: On Palestinian Cinema establishes Palestinian cinema as traumatic realism. The defining feature of traumatic realism is “The mutation of…repressed anger into an aestheticized violence - the aesthetic presence of a political absence” (Dabashi, “Introduction” 11). Here, aestheticized violence serves a political underpinning. Elsewhere in contemporary cinema, which is no stranger to aestheticized violence, directors focus on the aestheticization as such....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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Tennessee Williams and A Streetcar Named Desire

- Tennessee Williams was born Thomas Lanier Williams in 1911. As a  successful playwright, his career was greatly influenced by events in his life.  He was noted for bringing the reader "a slice of his own life and the feel of southern culture", as his primary sources of inspiration were "the writers he grew up with, his family, and the South."  The connection between his life and his work can be seen in several of his plays. One strong influence that is evident in Tennessee Williams' plays is his family life, which was "full of tension and despair".  His father, a businessman who owned a show warehouse, was known for his gambling and drinking habits.  He was often engaged with violent argume...   [tags: Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire]

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A Global Perspective on Schooling

- A Global Perspective on Schooling Universities and colleges across the country, as well as the world, have one goal. This goal is to educate citizens to the best of their ability. Although they all have the same objective, each of these schools has a different approach from all the others. One aspect of education that is constantly changing is technology. These changes can occur from school to school, or within a specific school. I have chosen to research and compare the different approaches of several universities from both the United States and throughout the world....   [tags: Education Technology Essays]

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Should The Arts Be Successful For Helping Students Develop Their Minds?

- It has been a topic of debate whether the mind is a blank slate upon a human beings arrival into this world. Whether it is or is not, one thing that all have agreed on is that the mind requires developing throughout that human’s life cycle. It has often been said that the arts provide great benefit to the developing of the human mind, a statement which has brought about many years of research. Yet, due to budget cuts and limited resources, many schools have removed the arts from their curriculum, a move which many believe will actually hinder the education of the students who must attend those schools....   [tags: Education, Learning, Mind, MIND]

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Abstinence Only Education Is Effective Method For Teaching Sexual Education

- Abstinence-only education has been predominant method for teaching sexual education in the U.S. for the past several decades. The goal of all sexual education is to educate young people regarding prevention of unwanted pregnancies and STI transmission. However, abstinence-only education attempts to accomplish this by teaching adolescents to simply not have sex, neither providing any education on contraceptives and STI transmission. While abstinence-only education is technically an effective method there are opinions and statistics that would disagree and conclude that comprehensive sex education is better equipped to educate on a wider range of topics....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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The Period Called Romanticism: Representations of Terror in Literature

- ... With an extremely sad biography, his family tragedies, his stutter and his periods of mental insanity determined the course of his life and his works. As a romantic author, emotions plays a large part in his essays and devoted some of them to fear and terror, and he uses elements of sadness, loneliness, confusion, and credulity to reinforce his ideas and opinions about most of human emotions. In this essay, included in The Essays of Elia (1823), Lamb chooses dreams, which have been a source of inspiration for all the Romantic, as the theme to write about....   [tags: Charles Lamb, Mary Shelley, James Hogg]

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It is Not Just a Normal Dream

- Most people including me often dream of an element of fantasies or longings from reality. Dreams are interesting because sometimes they are so vivid and very intense that you cannot tell if they are realafter awaking up. People have dreamed of things they wish would happen or already happened. “Dream Children: A Reverie,” written by Charles Lamb,an English essayist, talks about a dream he had in his essay. This essay was first published in 1823 as a collection in “Essays of Elia.” Brander Matthews, first United States professor of dramatic literature, notes about Lamb and his essay, “Dream Children: A Reverie.” “Lamb is the heir of the eighteenth century essayist, but with a richer imaginati...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Spectrum Is a Limied and Valuable Resource

- ... These qualities are offered due to the transmission diversity. The transmitting antennas and the receiving antennas are linked such that the quality (the bit error rate (BER), or the data rate) for each user is improved. The viability of implementing MIMO system and the associated signal processing algorithms increases with an equal and corresponding increase in the computational power of the integrated circuits. Figure 3.1 represents a MIMO wireless communication system: The above block diagram illustrates the following discrete time signals: transmitted symbol vector x € XM, channel matrix H € RNXM, additive noise vector n € RN, received vector y € RN, and detected symbol vector x ̂...   [tags: communication, wireless, antenna]

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The Driving Force of Alexander Hamilton

- Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton remains to be one of America’s most important people. Not only was he the first secretary of the treasury of the United States, he also was one of America’s founding fathers. Hamilton believed that a strong central government should rest on a solid financial foundation. The creation of the first national bank was to support this idea. He also served in the American army under George Washington. Hamilton also had established good relations with the British which resulted in foreign trade....   [tags: american government, biography, biographical]

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Pico della Mirandola: A Great Philosopher

- A Great Philosopher Pico della Mirandola was an Italian Philosopher and a humanist. A lot of people would consider Pico della Mirandola an ideal man of the Italian Renaissance. Pico really helped the Renaissance, he made a huge impact on a lot of other philosophers, and a lot of other philosophers influenced him. Pico della Mirandola once stated,“Whatever seeds each man cultivates will grow to maturity and bear in him their own fruit. If they be vegetative, he will be like a plant.”(BrainyQuote)....   [tags: Italian philosopher and humanist]

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Capitain Jack and The Empire Island

- Four landing boats were launched, each filled to capacity with eager crew. Captain Jackson stood at the prow of the first boat. The Hands of the Empire each stood at the prow of the others, with Sid accompanying Warren. The Hands of the Empire had given orders that they were to be the first to climb from the landing boats and wade ashore, followed by Captains Jackson and Daniels, and then his crew. One crew member from each landing boat carried the banner of the Empire - oak wood poles bearing the crest of the Empire and the hallowed rune of Di-an....   [tags: short story]

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Nas A New Frontier Of Controversy

- Michael Stilwell Jessica Elia English 3 12 November, 2014 NASA: A New Frontier of Controversy The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is the full name of the United States space initiative commonly known as NASA. Most people can’t deny its usefulness, but ever since it’s creation it has come under constant scrutiny from the government, organizations, companies, and citizens. The government questions its practicality, organizations inquirie about its safety, companies doubt their plans, and citizens challenge the necessity of it....   [tags: NASA, Space exploration, Human spaceflight]

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Children´s Book: Understanding Children´s Mathematics

- Understanding children’s mathematics involves more than understanding the relevant mathematical concepts from teacher’s point view. It also involves knowing about how children develop the concepts and how they get engaged when having a maths lesson. Some children dislike mathematics because they couldn’t understand the right way to solve a problem, leading them to lose interest and thinking that ‘I’m not going to do it because I just don’t know how to do it’. It is believed that when children’s literature and mathematics are integrated in a meaningful and interactive way, students will understand the mathematics concepts efficiently and will sustain the knowledge....   [tags: teachers, knowledge]

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The Evolution Of The Skateboard

- The evolution of the skateboard Hey fellow skaters check this out. The skateboard has evolved in so many ways since its birth in 1959. It has come a long way from homemade scooters constructed from fruit crates and soap boxes, with metal roller skate wheels nailed to the bottom to being massed produced from balsa wood and clay wheels. Anyone and everyone can skate almost anywhere. Whether you’re an amateur or a pro skater. People skate board for many reasons because it’s entertaining, good job source of income if you become pro, and great exercise....   [tags: Skateboarding, Skateboard, Kickflip]

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Leo Tostoy

- Many of Leo Tolstoy’s works allude to religious images; he uses imagery throughout his works to develop complex characters that by the end of his story deliver a moral message, which in many chases the story is relative to real experience he has had in his own life. His life as a wealthy aristocrat, time as a student, and later his time a soldier all comes about in his writings. Through his life there was a gradual shift in his personal morality, which emanated throughout his works as he wrote them until he finally became a staunch catholic....   [tags: Literature]

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The Sociolinguistic Situation: Past, Present and Future in Bashkortostan

- The Sociolinguistic Situation: Past, Present and Future in Bashkortostan ________________________________________ Introduction In the region between the Volga and the Urals, the Federal Republic of Bashkortostan is placed. Its natural gas and oil resources have maintained this region always as a prominent region within the Russian Federation. Looking back to its history, Bashkortostan with a surface of 143,000 sq km and more than four million population, has been a significant region regarding its ethnic and linguistic diversities (Gorenburg, 1999; Grimes, 2000)....   [tags: Language ]

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England and Russia: Political Problems in the 16th Century

- The Sixteen century was difficult times for both England and Russia; each having leaders that experienced family violent and obstacles to their rights to the throne. Queen Elizabeth I (r. 1558-1603), her mother was killed when she was young, and she was considered illegitimate for the throne. She finally inherited the throne after the bad leaderships of her cousin Lady Grey, and that of her half-sister Mary I. Her inheritance was bankrupt and secondary to Spain in Europeans’ affairs....   [tags: Economy, Social Changes]

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Creation and Augustine vs. Evolution and Charles Darwin

- In this philosophical scientific research paper, I will proceed as follows. First I will address the pros and cons of creation and evolution. Second, I will analyze the philosophical scientific causes of this issue in light of St. Augustine and Charles Darwin. Last I will infer my own results and therefore propose some scientific suggestions. Many people have asked the question, where did we come from. According to creationists a higher power, or “God” created the universe. Some believe that “God” started off the universe and let it form by itself....   [tags: Creation, Augustine, Evolution, Charles Darwin,]

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The Important Role of the Rivers in Russia

- ... It were sanitary doctors, who first attracted public attention to the negative effects of water pollution, accumulation urban garbage, poor water supply and other problems of the urban environment. In addition, the monograph by V.P. Semenov-Tian-Shansky was devoted to the processes of urbanization and the impact of the Russian natural conditions on its processes . In particular, it was containing a characteristic of types colonization the East European Plain, classification cities in terms of population and features, distinguishing it by other localities in the early of 20th c....   [tags: transport, trade, economy]

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The Future of Life in the Universe

- BANG... Billions of years ago there was a chemical reaction that caused a massive expansion called “the Big Bang” (Larocco 2011). Electrons and nuclei formed atoms. These atoms formed a gaseous cloud Earth. Through chemical reactions caused by energy produced by the Sun a molecule that was able to self-replicate developed. This is the first sign of evolution. Through subsequent chemical reactions inorganic compounds came into existence. The first ancestor of today’s cell is called a Protobiont. It took millions of years just to get to this point (Zimmer 2010)....   [tags: Scientific Research ]

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The Furry Guards of the Hermitage Museum

- The Hermitage, also known as the Winter Palace, is an extravagantly decorated museum of monumental size that possesses numerous impressive features; ¨1,786 doors, 1,945 windows and 1,057 elegantly and lavishly decorated halls and rooms, many of which are open to the public¨ (St. Petersburg Online). It is home to millions of priceless works of art from the prehistoric Paleolithic Era and Iron Ages to modern pieces created by current artists (The State Hermitage Museum). The museum was founded by Catherine the Great in 1764 when she acquired a couple hundred German pieces from Berlin....   [tags: artwork, monumental size]

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The Soviet Union in The Nineteen Hundres

- In the late 1900s, the Soviet Union’s economy began to collapse. The collapse of the Soviet Union changed the world’s economic environment greatly. The economy was in bad shape and the war in Afghanistan was making it worse. The cause of the war was that the Soviet-supported Afghan government tried to put out social reforms and land redistribution that threatened the Islamic traditions. The Soviets spent tons of money and had low percentages of success. Mikhail Gorbachev, who was the leader of the Soviet Union during this time, was eager to bring reforms to the Soviet Union....   [tags: russia, economy, collapse]

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History of Central Eurasia by Peter Perdue

- In China Marches West: The Qing Conquest of Central Eurasia, Peter Perdue gives a detailed account of the history of central Eurasia from the end of the Yuen dynasty to the successful conquest and incorporation of modern day central Eurasia into china by the early Qing emperors, as well as the implications and legacies this conquest has in the future. This book is written in five parts in a loosely chronological order, each with a distinct theme. Part One, “The Formation of Eurasian States” introduces the three major powers in central Eurasia, China, Russia, and the Zunghar State....   [tags: formation, struggle, power]

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Soviet Economic Institutions : The Soviet Economy

- The idea of peaceful coexistence and foreign trade did not make up for the deficiencies in the Soviet economic institutions. Lenin realized that something more had to be done to stabilize and overhaul the Soviet economy, which was by that point characterized by a decimated infrastructure and scarcity of goods, services, and other natural resources, showing relative economic backwardness even in comparison to other recovering countries following the First World War (Jacobson, 19). Lenin sought to strengthen the internal economy by instituting the New Economic Policy (NEP) in 1921, which allowed for a somewhat capitalistic market in the agriculture industry in Russia (Jacobson, 20)....   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, History of Russia]

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Arthur Asher Miller's Life and Accomplishments

- Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright and essayist. Born on October 17, 1915, in Harlem, Arthur was the second of three children of Isidore and Augusta Miller. He was often in the public eye, during the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. During this period he also testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee, received Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and was married to Marilyn Monroe. He was a far-famed and an important figure in the American theatre, writing dramas that include plays such as All my sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953) and A view from the bridge (one-act, 1955; revised two-act, 1956), as well as...   [tags: playwright, essayist, arthur miller]

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Vladimir Lenin And The Russian Era

- Vladimir Lenin “One man with a gun can control 100 without one.” Vladimir Lenin lived an adventurous life full of determined goals. He was well educated and had radical plans to re-organize the Russian Empire. Although many did not support him, he was very successful in his works. During his rule he created a 3 year civil war that took many innocent lives, but he was still able to bring good out of it. Lenin was ruthless and did not care about the bridges he had to burn to achieve what he wanted....   [tags: Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, Russia, World War I]

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Lenin - Origins of Revolution

- In 1917 the Bolshevik’s overthrew the Provisional Government causing Lenin to be elected chairman of the new government under Bolshevik rule. Russia was the first state to be under socialist rule in the world. Lenin was able to defeat a weak government and seize power. Lenin, with the help of Leon Trotsky, led the Bolsheviks into a new age in Russian history. The two halted any opposition set on conquering them after they took power. They defeated the “White Army”, consisting of anyone who opposed the Bolshevik government....   [tags: Bolshevik, Russia, Leon Trotsky]

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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

- Leo Tolstoy, author of Anna Karenina, was born in 1828 in Yasnaya Polyana. He was born into a wealthy Russian family. Tolstoy’s mother passed away when he was two years old and his father was murdered when he was nine. Due to being orphaned at such a young age, Tolstoy was very familiar with the concept of death and he makes this evident throughout all of his great works. Specifically in Anna Karenina, he symbolizes the power of death and mortality through Anna. Tolstoy was unsatisfied with his education and lacked interest in academics....   [tags: writer, russia, death]

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Leon and Snowball Comparison

- George Orwell, writer of the book Animal Farm captures important aspects of the Russian Revolution and portrays them in a humorous and more understandable way. Each animal represents an important person or event that happened during this time. Snowball is a pig that lives on Mr. Jones farm who is enthralled at the idea of a Revolution and one of the main animals to help get it going. The inspiration for his character was from important revolutionist, Leon Trotsky. Snowball was modeled after him, showing most of his character trails and interest....   [tags: Trotsky, Animalism, Marxism]

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