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Nikola Tesla: American Genious

- They called him ‘The Master of Lightning”. He changed the very way people look at electricity. His inventions and theories are still in use to this very day. This man had many inventions and some of them never made it off the blueprints, but the ones that did achieved wondrous feats such as replacing Edison’s DC current, creating power from water, and illuminating rooms with cordless light bulbs. He was a genius with a few odd habits and name was Nikola Tesla. Nikola Tesla was born in Smiljan, Croatia July 10th, 1856....   [tags: electricity, Master of Lightning, Tesla]

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Shakespeare's Hamlet is both Madman and Genious

- Madman or Genius. Scholars have been disputing the sanity of Hamlet, for over four hundred years, in the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare. Is he an insane madman or a vengeful, devious, genius. There are many contradictory ideas and theories on Hamlet’s so called psychosis, his procrastination in avenging his father’s death, and his actions towards his mother. In the first act Hamlet seems to be in a perfectly sane state of mind. It is the second scene where the reader begins to see a change in Hamlet’s character....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Genius by Frank O’Connor

- The Genius by Frank O’Connor The boy’s personality and his intelligence are swiftly established in the opening paragraph. His mother is presented as being a strong influence on him and appears as a kind of ‘ally’ against the rough children – ‘savages’ as she describes them – that live and play in the area. It is clear that she encourages him to regard himself as ‘different’ and separate from them, but it is equally obvious that he is not anxious to associate with them anyway. He describes himself as “a cissy by conviction” and says that he regarded the idea of fighting as both unattractive and ‘dangerous’....   [tags: Genius Frank O'connor Essays]

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Boy Genius by Carl M, Cannon, Lou Dubose and Juan Reid

- Boy Genius by Carl M, Cannon, Lou Dubose and Juan Reid is a good read about Karl Rove. Karl Rove is a republican political constant. He is most famously known for being the force behind George Bush and George Bush Jr campaigns. Bush Sr. actually gave him the nickname Boy Genius because he is a genius at getting his candidates elected, but sometimes bush would call him blossom. It depended on the mood he was in. The book goes into details about the behind the scenes of what happens within the campaigns....   [tags: Boy Genius Review Government Politics]

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The Genius that Was Pythagoras

- ... So since Pythagoras never wrote things down we will never know if Pythagoras really came up with the ideas he was credited for or if it was just one of his students work from his Pythagorean School. Also in my research I saw that over a 1,000 of years before Pythagoras was finding the hypotenuse of a triangle people in Mesopotamia were writing in cuneiform on their clay tablets doing the Pythagorean Theorem to find the area of their farmland. These tablets show proof that Babylonians had more practical as well as more advanced math and how experienced they were with numbers....   [tags: influential antient Greek mathematicians]

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A Genius

- A Genius The Ancient Near-Eastern period of our history marks a very large fundamental change in the way human culture has evolved. At that time, growth of its people and cities had definite improvement on urban society, which has continued to prevail through the years as a major influence over our evolvement. The Artwork found from that period directly reflects that change and evolvement. Better soil, water accessibility, and easier means of trade with other civilizations provided the fabric for this new change....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Jakucho: The Genius

- The one who brought me into contact with Arakawa Shusaku was Ota Takako, the former mama-san of Pooh-san, that famous bar in Shinjuku’s Golden Gai district. And the one who introduced me to Pooh-san’s proprietress was none other than Okamoto Taro. Okamoto-san brought me to this small pub, with a counter for no more than four or five people and a few chairs and tables against the wall. “She’s like you. A woman in whose big-hearted presence you can really relax,” he told me. And there she was, alone behind the counter in front of me, gallantly going about her work....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay]

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The Skeptical Challenge Of Evil Genius

- The skeptical challenge attempts to show how nothing is certain by using the tangible examples of hands and an Evil Genius. The challenge argues that since we do not know that we are not being deceived, we cannot know that we really have hands. We do not know that we are not being deceived because if we were being deceived, we would not know it. Leading from this, the skeptical challenge argues that we cannot know for sure that we have hands. The skeptical challenge’s goal is to take all of reality and the accompanying “truths” into question....   [tags: Sense, Perception, Illusion, Reality]

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The Genius that Was Edgar Allan Poe

- ... After being orphaned by two mothers and rejected by two fathers, Edgar was in search of a place he could call home. He moved to Baltimore to live with his aunt Maria Clemm and her daughter Virginia. He had spent half his life searching for a stable home and it had seemed as though he had gotten it finally. Though he spent a majority of the rest of his days in poverty, Poe tried his hand at many different literary fields. He had already published two books of poetry and had countless stories published....   [tags: The Raven, macabre genre]

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Implementing A Successful Genius Hour

- Implementation To implement a Genius Hour is simple. No money, additional staffing, or resources are needed to implement a Genius Hour. In order to implement a successful Genius Hour I would recommend three components: commitment from the administration and faculty, professional development training and time. Effective educational reform is able to transpire when administrators and teachers are flexible and willing to change in order to do what is best for students. In order to implement Genius Hour effectively there must be teacher buy-in; in essence Genius Hour becomes the buildings passion project....   [tags: Education, Educational psychology, Implementation]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Burro Genius '

- 1. The strong lines from: “Burro Genius” that stood out the most for me are in chapter one, page fifteen. The first strong lines is: I wrote for ten years before I got published. I’d written over six books…sixty-five short stories and four plays… and received more than two hundred sixty rejections before I got published. The reason why this strong line stood out for me is that Victor Villasenor have worked so hard, he put his effort into the books, plays, that he had written and did not give up even though he received more than two hundred rejections....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, High school]

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The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln

- When it comes to writing literature, authors sometimes use the same information regarding the same topic, however they use it in a completely different way. A great example for this situation would be Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln compared to Seth Grahame-Smith’s Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. Both of these great books discuss the topic of Abraham Lincoln and his eventful life, however the author’s demonstrate these events in two very different genres....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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The Genius Of The Wise English Scientist

- The work of Charles Darwin was the result of many hours of work, dedication, and persistence. The research also demanded from him time and personal sacrifices. It is true that great things are not done in the overnight. Thus, its success made him one of the best known scientific figures of all time. Indeed, very few have been men that have marked and changed the course of history of humanity, as it has done Charles Darwin (1809-1882). The genius of the wise English scientist was to try to explain, with lots of empirical data, the origin of man with his famous and bold theory that has earned huge critical and recognitions at once, even to this day....   [tags: Charles Darwin, Natural selection, Evolution]

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The Genius Of Mozart 's Father

- The Genius of Mozart documentary it starts with Mozart’s father, Leopold Mozart, which Wolfgang Mozart had got his passion of music from. They were close with one another and developed a close bond that connected with no only Father and Son but as well as music. His father was not only his father; he was a teacher to Mozart. Mozart’s father said he was a light that was contributed to others, and that he would not belong to just one class. As Wolfgang Mozart grew up, he had to deal with an illness called arthritis....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Opera, The Magic Flute]

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The Genius and Beauty of Evanescence

- Evanescence, a gothic-rock band originating from Little Rock, Arkansas shows that in the deepest, most private recesses of our minds, a sinister beauty elegantly glides among the darkness of our most horrifying nightmares. By drawing upon the intense pain of tragedy and loss in her life, lead singer Amy Lynn Hartzler (formerly known as Amy Lynn Lee) effortlessly creates a shoot of morbid curiosity in the minds of her aficionados that quickly blossoms into a majestic stream of flowing lyrics. For some, the exquisiteness of such grim poetic genius entices and enthralls by generating powerfully moving feelings within....   [tags: Music]

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The Simple Genius Of The Blackboard

- n the essay "The Simple Genius of the Blackboard: Why the board-centered classroom is still the best place to teach and learn," Lewis Buzbee talks about what the board in the front of the classrooms has represented in schools throughout the years. He narrates how the erasable slates from before the 1800’s have been developed into the big board found in front of classrooms; in 1800, a teacher connected all the erasable slates to allow a geographic map to be presented on a much bigger board, as well as in 1801 when another teacher connected them to write complex math formulas....   [tags: Education, Interactive whiteboard, Whiteboard]

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The Genius Of The Northern Church

- The Genius of the Northern Church During the time of The Great Migration and the true emergence of segregation, African American religion becomes more widespread than ever before. However, with the location change and a new social structure, the African-American church in the north has to establish itself as a staple in the community while facing the challenges of newcomers, social and political injustices, the “slave” mindset, worldly temptations, and much more. America forced a dependency on the African-American community, hoping for its demise, but African-Americans were able to use the systematic dependency that was forced upon them due to segregation to push an agenda within their commu...   [tags: African American, Black people, White people]

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Hare 's The Genius Of Dogs

- Before reading Hare’s The Genius of Dogs, I had the misconception that dogs understood the principle of connectivity in the same way as humans. For example, I thought that when I would walk my friend’s dog on his leash, and we would come across a mailbox the dog would know to walk on the same side of it as me. However, for all the walks that I took with the dog I would always have to get him unwrapped from the mailbox until I decided to start pulling on the leash to show him which side to go on....   [tags: Dog, Gray Wolf, Canidae, Reasoning]

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Steve Jobs: A Creative Genius

- Throughout history, creative ideas and solutions have allowed humans to further enhance their ways of living. While some genius ideas allowed for destructive behavior like the creation of the gun, other ideas have improved the quality of life. Over time, sparks of greatness have been shown revolutionizing the world. As Henry Ford came up with a genius idea of a car over fifty years ago, today, the car is a popular everyday necessity for people to get around. A little bit later, further innovative ideas have led to the creation of the plane....   [tags: creativity, electronic devices, modern science]

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Are Genius and Madness Related?

- Are creative genius and madness related. The dictionary states that “to create” is “to come into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes.” In ancient times, creative inspiration was a divine attribute; even the Greeks believed that creativity was achieved by altered states of mind – “Divine Madness.” This is best illustrated in the Greek belief of Muses. As the myth goes, Zeus, the supreme god and ruler of Olympus, fathered nine daughters with Mnemosyne the goddess of memory....   [tags: Mental Health ]

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Claude Debussy: A Musical Genius

- Claude Debussy is one of my favorite composers of all time. Claude Debussy’s music has had the ability to alter how I perceive music and, has made me gain a greater appreciation for all types of music. Growing up playing piano my entire life it was always hard for me as a child to follow all of the “rules” of what traditional classic music was interpreted as. Sheet music seemed so dull and boring to me, because I would be playing the piece but certain parts just did not sound appealing to my ear....   [tags: Composers]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Literary Genius

- Nathaniel Hawthorne was a great writer of the nineteenth century. To this day, his works continue to be widely read and highly regarded. He was a great writer and wrote about themes that are timeless and could be understood by people in his time as well as today (Diorio 134-135). His use of literary devices such as symbolism, irony, fantasy and illusion made his works very entertaining and powerful. He was said to be a “literary genius” (Diorio 134). Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts....   [tags: literature, symbolism, irony, The Scarlett Letter]

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Walt Disney: Genius of Entertainment

- Throughout the course of his life, Walter Elias Disney, more commonly known as Walt Disney, used his talents to become one of the most famous and influential people in the world. His unstoppable ambition and persistence drove Walt Disney to pour in every ounce of creativity into his work. His originality and inventiveness was exhibited by his numerous contributions to society as a whole. With his limitless imagination, Walt created quality entertainment that will be known by generations to come....   [tags: Walt Disney Essays]

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Bizarre Marketing and Genius Brainstorming

- Since the beginning of time and the invention of the marketplace, humans have had to rely on their own instincts, wants and desire’s as to what to offer and what to provide the consumer. If you follow the Bible, it states that Eve convinced Adam to eat the forbidden apple. But Eve was not technically the first marketer. It was the snake that convinced her to market to Adam. The snake was successful in enticing his target audience because he was offering something that should never be, an item that was new and unknown....   [tags: Sales, Products, Advertisement]

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Albert Einstein: Genius or Fraud

- “Arrows of hate have been shot at me too; but they never hit me,...” - Albert Einstein (Later Years 5). Albert Einstein introduced the equation of relativity, E=mc2 in 1905 and it has been added into our history books since. The equation of relativity is energy equals mass multiplied by the speed of light squared. This equation means that mass and energy can be converted to one another. The equation of relativity gained Albert Einstein a lot of recognition. This acknowledgement was both of admiration and hatred....   [tags: noticebale geniuses, physicists, relativity theory]

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The Genius Of Taylor Swift

- The Genius of Taylor Swift Taylor Allison Swift was born December 13th, 1989 to proud parents Scott Swift and Andrea Swift in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania (Taylor Alison Swift). From a very young age Swift proved to be a talented young performer while performing at various fairs, exhibitions, and recitals. Her parents recognized her ambition and decided to move to Nashville, Tennessee in order to pursue her career as a country artist (Taylor Swift). After many trials she was finally signed to Big Machine Records in 2004 and became the youngest artist ever to sign with a Sony records label....   [tags: Taylor Swift, Fearless, Billboard 200]

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Who Is The Young Genius?

- As they progressed through dinner, Emma kept glancing across to the seat which had been set for Peter. Where was he. She tried reaching out but was met with that invisible grip again. Though this time, it didn 't keep her suspended but instead pushed her out, blocking her completely. Perfectly arched eyebrows furrowed together in annoyance. She wasn 't usually so concerned about where her students were, but it was different with Peter. She was quite intent on having him accept her generous offer, but she needed him to be where he was requested to be, in order for that to happen....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Idea]

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Louis Armstrong, An American Genius

- Throughout history, different types of music have been a distinguishing characteristic of varying cultures. One genre of music that harbors such culture and historical significance is jazz. Jazz originated between the late 1800s and the early 1900s, right here in the United States. Jazz was known for incorporating African American forms of music with that of European music. It was seen as a cultural movement, and interestingly enough, the emergence of jazz coincided with the Harlem Renaissance. New Orleans, Louisiana is most known for the origination of jazz music, and is also the birthplace of one of the most influential jazz artists of all time, Louis Armstrong....   [tags: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, New Orleans]

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Grade School Is A Genius

- “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford once said this, and that phrase drives students and all people alike, to achieve what they want in life. It is the perseverance that pushes them, to be whom they want to be, what they want out of life. It is ourselves, our ally, and our greatest fear. I for one, am not a school person. I sit at a desk that is placed in straightened rows, raising my hand to speak, for eight hours with a short break to eat. Like other students, I am told what to think....   [tags: College, High school, Secondary school, Education]

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Albert Einstein: Pure Genius

- In the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia, there is one unordinary thing. A brain was kept for several years for studies and further research. scientist is finding how the person whom the brain belonged is a genius comparing to other who with his intelligence made the scientific world upside down and laid foundation to most of the important findings today. This is none other than Albert Einstein who was considered the most influential scientist in the 20thcentury. He who inspired a lot of people and supported that every man should be respected....   [tags: Albert Einstein Biography]

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A Renaissance Genius: Rembrandt

- The Museum of London is announcing that it will soon be welcoming a new exhibit painted by Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn. The exhibit will be entitled “A Renaissance Genius: Rembrandt”. As for why this artist was chosen, the answer is very simple, it is because he is popular, for the historical value of the exhibit, and for the variety in his diversity of works, all those things are going to attract people to see the display. The following paragraphs are going to explain what is Rembrandt famous for, the world during the renaissance, and in what the different subject matters enhance the quality of the display....   [tags: famous, renaissance, paintings]

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"Genius" Defined

- The word genius can be used to describe a person, an idea or an invention. As a person, a genius is one that stands out from a crowd and tackles the most difficult of problems in the simplest of ways. A genius is not only very clever, but instinct allows them to think outside the box. The term genius is often associated with names such as Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, JS Bach, William Blake, and Socrates. These are just a few of history’s greatest thinkers who helped shape society with their innovative ideas....   [tags: Intelligence]

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The Neurobiology of Genius

- Genius: The Neurobiology of Giftedness Toby Rosenberg, in all the five years of his life, has never been your typical toddler. At age 14 months, Toby could read aloud from posters his stroller passed by. A year later, he spoke both Polish and English fluently, and at the age of 4, he compiled a dictionary of hieroglyphics after visiting a museum shop and perusing through a book on ancient Egypt (1). From W.A. Mozart to Bobby Fisher to Toby Rosenberg, some children have since their birth amazed the world with their incredible intellect and abilities that can at times outdo even the brightest of adults....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Graduation Speech: Genius

- Good evening class of 2013 and all of our proud supporters. I come before you tonight with bittersweet feelings about this event. On the one hand we are celebrating a momentous achievement and a symbol of our movement into a new phase of life. On the other hand, we have to spend more than five hours in this arena full of memories of the past four song contests. I’m sure we can all agree that of the entire class, probably the only one with really fond memories of this place is wrestling state champion Jamin Meletia....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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The Genius Career of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

- The musical prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria. In his successful lifetime Mozart produced 373 orchestral works, 227 songs, and 98 sacred and dramatic pieces. The Classical Music Period in which Mozart lived allowed him to fully develop his own unique musical style and Mozart’s life, although shortened by his early death, influenced many musicians. With his extraordinary genius and emotional compositions, Mozart’s music is loved by people of all varieties and ages. As a skilled young genius, Mozart’s early life was full of many occurrences which led to his fame....   [tags: composition, music, influence]

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History's Forgotten Genius

- In the 1880s, there was a war going on in the United States. Backstabbing, secrecy, and death were common. However, this war had no weapons. It was a dual between two geniuses. These two men are the fathers of modern technology. The War of Currents was a battle between the famous inventor Thomas Edison, and the mysterious genius Nikola Tesla. Tesla and Edison engaged in an epic competition to create the most efficient, cheap, usable form of electricity. Everyone knows who Thomas Edison was, but not many people know of Nikola Tesla....   [tags: Scientists]

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The Amazing Genius Of Steve Wozniak ( The Woz )

- History History is something that Apple is rich in. Apples success started first with the incredible genius of Steve Wozniak (The WOZ). The WOZ is the only person “to ever single-handedly design and build a computer from scratch” and this is just part of a list of incredible engineering technical accomplishments Apple has come to be known for (Apple Museum, n.d.). Steve Jobs took the genius of the creation and leveraged it into the largest, most profitable company in the history of the world at the time of his death (Apple Museum, n.d.)....   [tags: Apple Inc., Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Macintosh]

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The Genius That Failed By Samuel Taylor Coleridge

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge Samuel Taylor Coleridge has been referred to as “The Genius that Failed” (Poetry Foundation 1). Coleridge was raised in a post revolutionary time period in England, after the American and French Revolutions, known as the Romantic Age of Poetry. He is one of six commonly known poets largely responsible for the Romantic Movement that focused on choosing the rural life over living in the city and used nature as a bridge between man and God. Coleridge also played an instrumental part in the conversational poetry of his friend William Wordsworth and was known as a great philosopher and literary critic....   [tags: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth]

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Power, Genius And Ruthlessness Of The Roman Empire

- Situated in the center of Rome for nearly 2 millenniums, the Colosseum is a remarkable example of the power, genius and ruthlessness of the Roman Empire. Built solely for the purpose of entertaining the public in the most brutal way, the building illustrates the unscrupulous nature of the Ancient Roman culture and stands as an immortal representation of the time period. It is an undoubtedly unique architectural monument and engineering achievement second to none, combining the advanced Roman building technique and pure esthetics that take your breath away....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Rome, Concrete]

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Steve Jobs : An Innovator And Technical Genius

- Steve Jobs was born in California in 1955. He was put up for adoption and was raised by his very supportive adoptive parents (Hurley-Hansen & Giannantonio, 2013). Receiving the majority of his education in California, Steve Jobs graduated from high school and continued on to college. Attending college briefly he left after obtaining a job working for Atari, a very popular gaming company at the time. Disenchanted with his job at Atari he left and spent a considerable amount of time traveling in India....   [tags: Apple Inc., Steve Jobs, IPhone, IPod]

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Napoleon Bonaparte As A Multi Faceted Genius

- Throughout history, men have always been able to conquer different lands. But of these men “The Little Corporal" also known as Napoleon Bonaparte was able to cast a long shadow, from Holland to Egypt, from Moscow to Cadiz. The code Napoleon still remains with us, as the Arc de Triomphe and the memory of a multi-faceted genius. Throughout the history Europe, kings and dictators have been infamous for their voracious desire for control and complete supremacy; the lure of absolute supremacy and total allegiance was too tempting to disregard....   [tags: First French Empire, Napoleonic Wars]

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The Literary Genius Of Edgar Allan Poe

- Edgar Allan Poe was an avid writer who began fluidly sending poetry to his love interests after which he became deeply engrossed in Gothic literature, becoming a literary genius whose influence remains even today despite his untimely death. He grew up in an odd family tree and developed a love interest with Gothic literature. Poe caught the wandering eye of many, the majority of whom still enjoy his writings. He was an interesting man who wrote from his heart, spent days working on a poem or short story until he found it to be perfect....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Short story, Poetry]

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Pro Training : Genius Brain Power

- Zox Pro Training - Genius Brain Power The Zox Pro Training System, which applies Mental Photography to faucet into the Eidetic Memory, is prepared with 9 modules which teach you how fast store information, how to increase intuition & perception, how to decrease stress, manifest success, & generally improve your brain’s ability to do method beyond that of the average male or female. The marketing spiel is sweet overwhelming, & while its says you will be capable to read a at least of 25,000 words a minute via the end of this program, you are a small prefer, “yea, whatever”....   [tags: Brain, Human brain, Eidetic memory, Hyperthymesia]

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Cleopatra: Seductive Queen or Political Genius

- Oftentimes in the eyes of men, the achievements of powerful women are transmuted into legend and myth until they eventually seem worthless. Cleopatra is no exception to this as “she was an object of speculation and veneration, gossip and legend, even in her own time” (Schiff, 1). Cleopatra became an influential ruler. However, “she . . . survives as a wanton temptress, not the last time a genuinely powerful woman has been transmuted into a shamelessly seductive one” (Schiff, 2). Born into a male-dominated society, Cleopatra at the age of eighteen became a political genius by employing her weapons of seduction and beauty to manipulate powerful political leaders like Julius Caesar and Marc Ant...   [tags: Egypt History]

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Genius

- Over half a century ago, Albert Einstein invented the theory of relativity. He developed this theory to explain apparent conflicts between the laws of relativity and the law of gravity. To resolve these conflicts, he developed an entirely new approach to the concept of gravity, based on the principle of equivalence. Many people wondered how he could even think up such a great theory and produce a formula like that. That is why most people call Einstein "The Genius." What is genius. Is it a salutation for people who invent something new....   [tags: Languages]

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Essay on the Genius of Ralph Ellison

- The Genius of Ralph Ellison      I am an invisible man. With these five words, Ralph Ellison ignited the literary world with a work that commanded the respect of scholars everywhere and opened the floodgates for dialogue about the role of African-Americans in American society, the blindness that drove the nation to prejudice, and racial pluralism as a forum for recognizing the interconnection between all members of society regardless of race. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci

- The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci By any standards, Leonardo da Vinci is one of the greatest minds to ever have lived. His fame is not only a product of his multi-talented life as a painter, architect, mechanic, scientist, geologist, writer, musician, physicist, and inventor, but also the quality of his vision and the caliber of his mind. There was no man before him, and as of yet, no man since that has been able to combine the worlds of art and science as masterfully as Leonardo da Vinci did. Leonardo was an illegitimate child, born in the village of Vinci, from where his family took their name....   [tags: Papers]

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Poetry by Keats, Genius is Loving Your Mistakes

- First, re: Keats: his letter addresses something that I've been wondering about "genius." I'm reminded of this popular quotation from Ulysses: "A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery." If Genius (I love that it's capitalized) is some sort of spectral or seraphic presence independent of mind, then it seems to visit or attach itself to only a few people every generation. Why is it so selective. This is a superstitious explanation for "genius," of course, and we know statistically that genius IQs really are rare....   [tags: professor, seriousl prodigy]

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The Creative Genius of Tom Robbins

-      If Samuel Johnson were alive today he would most certainly marvel at the longevity of his unlikely literary creation-the novel. Of course, Johnson might have also been equally impressed by the creative genius of Tom Robbins who put pen to paper and transformed verbs, nouns, and adjectives into an appealing tale of religiosity, world affairs and art while steadfastly conforming to Johnson's credo that "the books we read with pleasure are light compositions which contain a quick succession of events." In an age in which the novel and other creative variations of literary expression are constantly competing with new and emerging forms of electronic media, the success of the nove...   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Bipolar Disorder and the Creative Genius

- Bipolar Disorder and the Creative Genius Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a psychopathology that affects approximately 1% of the population. (1) Unlike unipolar disorder, also known as major affective disorder or depression, bipolar disorder is characterized by vacillating between periods of elation (either mania or hypomania) and depression. (1, 2) Bipolar disorder is also not an illness that remedies itself over time; people affected with manic depression are manic-depressives for their entire lives....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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The Genius of Edgar Allan Poe

- The Genius of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe remains today one of the most unique figures in American literary history. Critics have likened him to both Leonardo Da Vinci and the "Jingle Man" ; either the keystone of American literature or simply a writer of fashionable entertainment. As a person and a writer, Poe is also a collection of contradictions. One thing is for certain, few people have left a more lasting impression in the minds of readers than Poe. Subsequent authors have never been able to improve upon the style which Poe created and mastered....   [tags: Research Essays Term Papers]

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The Genius Of Leonardo Da Vinci

- The lifetime accomplishments of Leonardo daVinci are not only astonishing but truly inspiring. Leonardo made his mark as an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, and scientist. The versatility and creative power of Leonardo mark him as a supreme example of renaissance genius. He depicted in his drawings, with scientific precision and consummate artistry, subjects ranging from flying machines to caricatures. He also executed intricate anatomical studies of people, animals, and plants....   [tags: Biography Da Vinci ]

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Max Perkins: Editor of Genius

- Max Perkins: Editor of Genius Max Perkins once wrote to Thomas Wolfe that "[t]here could be nothing so important as a book can be." Perkins lived and died believing this, as A. Scott Berg attests with his book, Max Perkins: Editor of Genius. Berg's book begins by describing a rainy evening in mid-Manhattan where a class of budding editors and publishers awaits the infamous Maxwell Perkins for a discussion on editing. Here Berg reveals Perkins as "unlikely for his profession: he was a terrible speller, his punctuation was idiosyncratic," and he was an awfully slow reader by his own admission (4)....   [tags: Papers]

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The Genius of Stanley Kubrick

- The Genius of Stanley Kubrick Many movie directors have mastered a genre or two. Wes Craven and John Carpenter are two of the horror film legends. Alfred Hitchcock is probably one of the five greatest directors of all time, with thrillers being his primary claim to fame. George Lucas has been the reigning king of science fiction ever since the release of Star Wars. John Ford is arguably the premier director of westerns. In my opinion, however, Stanley Kubrick may be the person who mastered more genres than any other director....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The 's Dome : How A Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture

- Brunelleschi 's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture, written by Ross King, describes the history of the city of Florence and life at the end of the Middle Ages through the genius of Filippo Brunelleschi. The book begins by giving information about the historic competition that led to the impressive dome that sits atop Santa Maria del Fiore. It then gives an account of the history of Florence in the late 1300s and early 1400s and the building of the cathedral and the initial competition for the dome 's design....   [tags: Florence, Renaissance, Florence Cathedral]

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Steve Jobs: Modern Genius of the Twenty- First Century

- Steve Jobs: Genius Innovation is the main driver behind everything in life, we all look forward to the next big product, or technological advancement. Yet it remains one of the most challenging things to naturally do, because it is impossible to simply predict the future. One of Steve Jobs greatest traits was his ability to see where the world was headed in terms of technology, and then take action on that vision. Steve left a mark on the world with the different products that he brought to the marketplace....   [tags: milestone personalities in technology & leadership]

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The Genius of Aurora Leigh

- The Genius of Aurora Leigh Elizabeth Barrett Browning uses multiple elaborate metaphors and comparisons to establish vivid imagery that actively involves her audience in her verse novel Aurora Leigh. The first pages of this work quickly establishes this extremely effective stylistic imagery and quickly captures the readers attention, making it a chore to be diverted from reading this famous work. She begins with the metaphor, which likens writing this novel to better herself "as when you paint your portrait for a friend," (Longman p....   [tags: Aurora Leigh Essays]

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The Genius of Klassik Komix

- The Genius of Klassik Komix In "Klassik Komix" Steven Millhauser uses the well-known poem, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T. S. Elliot, to create an intermediary between complex poetic prose and the simplicity of the classic comic book. He uses descriptive language to beautifully capture the importance a writer's medium in the literary interpretation of his/her work while also demonstrating his love for the imagination. The original form of "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" is a poem, made up of poetic prose....   [tags: Klassik Komix Essays]

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The Genius of M.C. Escher

- The Genius of M.C. Escher Mathematics is the central ingredient in many artworks. While notions of infinity and parallel lines brought “perspective” to the artistic realm in creating realistic representations of depth and dimension, mathematics has influenced art in a more definite way – by actually becoming art. The introduction of fractal geometry and tessellations as creative works spawned the creation of new and innovative genres of art, which can be exemplified through the works of M.C Escher....   [tags: Biography]

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Patton: A Genius For War

- Patton: A Genius for War A burning desire to go forth and reach personal conquests exists inside every man. This passion often navigates the would-be hero into a state of tragedy involving pain and suffering for those around. One individual, in particular, inflicted strain and duress on others with a harsh, and often criticized unorthodox style of leading when he took his campaign across Europe and into Germany . General George Smith Patton, Jr. led an expedition across a continent to rid the world of the Nazi powers that threatened it....   [tags: World War II Patton History]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Burro Genius ' By Victor Villasenor

- Burro Genius, Book One: The author Victor Villasenor first starts this memoir by telling his readers how dedicated he is to writing his book and how a close friend had told him to give up writing how he had no talent. Yet, he didn’t want to give up writing, he had put so much hard work and energy in his writing he just didn’t want to give up. He had gotten 256 rejections before he became published author. He didn’t care if not a lot of people had reviewed or read his book. All what mattered is he was happy about was getting published....   [tags: Teacher, Substitute teacher, Education, Talk radio]

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The Virgin Queen : Elizabeth I, Genius Of The Golden Age

- Christopher Hibbert’s “The Virgin Queen: Elizabeth I, Genius of the Golden Age”, approaches the life of Queen Elizabeth I with a novelistic tone, although initially introduced as a biography, it reads differently. It begins with a prelude to allow the reader to familiarize oneself with a brief history of the county’s royal standing, and conflicts within said family. There is a useful family tree-style chart which could prove useful if you knew little to nothing of her father, King Henry VIIII of England, or the Tudors in general....   [tags: Mary I of England, Henry VIII of England]

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The Politics Of History By Howard Zinn And The Genius Of American Politics

- In “The Politics of History” by Howard Zinn and “The Genius of American Politics” by Daniel Boorstin, both authors largely focused on American history taught with Eurocentric ideals. Comprised of history through nationalist eyes, American history omits the struggles of minorities’ experiences. In “Why Study History?” Peter Stearns addressed that history’s main contribution is to provide a national identity. Vincent Harding and Joan Scott agree, arguing that it is important to include Black History and the history of Women to provide an identity for previously forgotten social groups....   [tags: United States, Nationalism, History]

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William Shakespeare As A Genius With A Unique Perspective On The World

- “It is easy to think Shakespeare as a genius with a unique perspective on the world around him; though he was born towards the end of the renaissance period, he was the first to bring the renaissance core values to the theatre” (Tikkanen). Shakespeare was molded by society which has caused him to raise an issue about fate in the play and reflects on questions that were on the minds of thinkers in the past and future. Shakespeare argues that there will be a breakdown in the great chain of being if there are constant contradictions in nature and fate is predestined by Gods will....   [tags: Macbeth, Duncan I of Scotland, Macbeth]

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Brave New World: A Struggle Between the Genius and the Mediocre

- ... After the initial introduction, Huxley shifts towards a standard, more common narrative. He introduces the main characters and the plot starts to form. As the plot progresses it loses pace and had it not been a significant science fiction work, it is doubtful it would ever get noticed. It lacks the suspense necessary for a good build-up of a novel. It is apparent Huxley’s biological and scientific education consitutes his greatest strength. Aldous Huxley himself seems to be more concerned with the scientific aspect of Brave New World than with literary techniques and qualities....   [tags: Aldous Huxley, book analysis]

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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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Edgar Allan Poe : The Evil Genius Of American Literature

- “Poe has been called the evil genius of American literature” (Burt) Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most famous poets and storytellers in America’s history. Poe shows prime examples of most of the literary devices. His creations have opened our eyes in so many aspects. Literature is a system of complex words and uses certain methods and devices to construct the beauty and wholeness of a poem, story, or any writing of that matter. On January 19, 1809, Edgar Poe was born in Boston. His parents were David and Elizabeth Poe....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Poetry, Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe]

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Media Pl Genius And Perfect For The Unme Jeans Brand

- In my opinion, I think that the proposed Facebook media plan was genius and perfect for the UnMe Jeans brand. The fictional character proposed, Sasha, would add to the brand’s identity. Brand mascots are known to take the role of the ‘spokesperson’ with their own Facebook pages. Brand mascot Facebook pages allow the brand to interact with its customers in a way that is more appealing than directly through the brand’s page. Brand mascots can also help to build relationships and amplify emotional connections (Clements, 2013)....   [tags: Web 2.0, Social media, Facebook]

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I Am A Natural Genius Of Science And Technology

- Who I am is not that important, but what I am going to tell you next is more important. Life is too short that we humans can naturally not have the joy to change the past, but what happen if you can. But I must remind you, everything comes at a cost, sometimes this cost is something you might now want to give. I have two friends that I have always hung out with even till this day, one of the friend’s name is James, he is a natural genius of science and technology. While my other friend Justin is an Olympic medalist and world champion of boxing, taekwondo, jiu Jitsu, and other sports....   [tags: Time, 2007 singles, Periodization, Watch]

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Kant's Conception of Genius

- Kant's Conception of Genius As part of his Critique of the Aesthetic Judgement, Kant sets out to explain what constitutes a fine work of art, and in doing so he asserts that "fine arts must necessarily be regarded as arts of genius." (page 168, 'The Critique of Judgement', Immanuel Kant). He then goes on to justify this, and to explain what genius consists of, and how a work of genius is arrived at. Kant begins by stating that for the representation of any work of art to be possible, it must have certain rules at its foundation....   [tags: Papers]

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Music Therapy Through Music : Inventive Genius

- Therapy Through Music: Inventive Genius Music is inseparable from emotion. Through music, every kind of person is able to see through the shroud of sorrow and suffering to a life worth living. The art, in which sound is the medium, music, is a universal language that spans all corners of the globe that creates profound insights and self-knowledge. Over several decades, this phenomenon has been recognized by psychologists and neuroscientists across the world. Now today, a practice of psychoanalysis has been developed with the utilization of music; thus, music therapy was born into this world....   [tags: Music therapy, Therapy, Autism, Music]

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Walt Disney 's Dream And Genius Idea

- In the 1950s, Walt Disney, achieved his lifelong dream of creating the happiest place on earth known as Disneyland. Disney, in some way, is a part of many people’s lives all across the world. . Disney print ads and commercials can be seen worldwide. Without Disney we would not have the animation and fairy tales that many of us enjoy today. . Walt Disney’s dream and genius idea created an inspirational business that is a part of many generations of families around the world. Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901, in Hermosa, Illinois....   [tags: Walt Disney, The Walt Disney Company]

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Leonardo Da Vinci 's Genius Mind

- Marissa Wolff Dr. Levin World History 4 December 2014 Artist, Scientist, Genius The Mona Lisa painting is known as one of the most iconic pieces of art in the entire world; exemplifying a clear demonstration of Leonardo Da Vinci 's genius mind. Yet, the high contributions that Da Vinci contributed to other studies are commonly overlooked. There is no doubt Leonardo Da Vinci is a highly acclaimed Renaissance artist. However, he was also a very knowledgeable person who excelled at making new discoveries and ideas in the scientific field....   [tags: Leonardo da Vinci, Vitruvian Man, Mona Lisa]

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James Mecer Langston Hughes: Literary Genius

- Literary Genius James Mercer Langston Hughes was born February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. James Hughes and Carrie Langston are Hughes’ parents. They later divorced when Hughes was young. After his parents divorced he went to live with his grandmother until he turned thirteen years old. At thirteen years old he moved to Lincoln, Illinois. After living in Illinois he later moved to Cleveland, Ohio to live with his mother. When he moved to Cleveland he started writing poetry (“James Mercer…” par....   [tags: African American poets, Harlem Renaissance]

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Genius of the 1300's

- Genius of the 1300's The 1300’s were a time on the brink of change. People were putting a higher price on education, literature was coming into the hands of the populace, and art was beginning to reflect life. Aquinas, Dante, and Giotto represented the intellectual, literary, and artistic genius of the 1300’s. These men were ahead of their time by bringing a humanistic aspect to their works. They were concerned with the human being as a creature of this world as well as the next. These men truly show the transition from Medieval to Renaissance....   [tags: Papers]

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George Boole: The Genius

- George Boole: The Genius George Boole was a British mathematician, and he is known as the inventor of Boolean Algebra. His theories combined the concepts of logic and mathematics, and hence he is known as the father of mathematical logic. This combination of mathematics and logic came to be known as Boolean algebra, and is the basis of digital electronic design, which is used in fields ranging from telephone switching to computer engineering. Because of the utilization of the concepts of Boolean algebra in electronics and computers, George Boole is regarded by many as the father of computing also....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Brilliant Madness about John Forbes Nash

- “To some extent insanity is a form of conformity; people are always selling the idea that people who have mental illness are suffering. But it’s really not so simple…I think mental illness or madness can be an escape also” (qtd. in “John Forbes Nash”). To many “normal” people, the terms “insanity” or “madness” portray a negative connotation-- the unfortunate ones “suffer” from mental illness. However, brilliant mathematician and Nobel laureate John Forbes Nash, who has paranoid schizophrenia, cherishes his unique condition as a means of retreat from the brutalities of reality (“John Forbes Nash”)....   [tags: mental dispositions, madness, genius]

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Napoleon Bonaparte: Deliverer of the Revolution

- Napoleon Bonaparte reminds me of a blank canvass that became a mysterious painting as the artist drew and painted on. Deliverer of the Revolution Widely misunderstood for his greedy ambitions he was labeled both as heroic and unimaginative at the same time. There is no doubt that the French Revolution created Napoleon Bonaparte. “The Revolution was a lesson in the power of evil to replace idealism, and Bonaparte was its ideal pupil.”(Pg. 29) It opened doors for him to fill in the gap where it was necessary....   [tags: leadership, military genius]

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The Color in Vincent Van Gogh’s Life: An Analysis of The Sower and The Night Café

- ... Their discontent and growing bitterness towards each other led to Vincent lashing out at Gauguin in a fit of rage. Gauguin, angry and upset, was faced with the decision to stay with Vincent or return to Paris. Gauguin decided to remain in Arles, but Vincent’s erratic behavior led him to mutilate his ear and send it to a prostitute. At this point in van Gogh’s life, he voluntarily admitted himself to the local insane asylum. Gauguin returned to Paris for good after the incident. These events would become the beginning of the end of van Gogh’s life....   [tags: techniques, genius, painting]

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Delving into the Personality of Shakespeare in “What Was He Really Like? by Stanley Wells

- ... Wells explains that “We have no letters, no diaries, scarcely any recorded conversations, only two literary dedications, few personal comments from his contemporaries, just a handful of anecdotes from the decades following his death” (110). Because so little is known about Shakespeare himself, the idea that he is a literary genius that is above all humanity has long endured. Wells goes on to point out that although he is the author of extraordinary works, William Shakespeare was an ordinary man....   [tags: ordinerary, genius, mind]

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