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Exploring Identity and Time in Here, An Arundel Tomb and The Whitsun Weddings

- Exploring Identity and Time in Here, An Arundel Tomb and The Whitsun Weddings    Larkin has been criticized over the years for the moroseness of his poems, the blackened description of everyday life that some people say lacks depth, however, unlike many other poets, Larkin does not always write the truth or the depth of his feelings. In many there is a voice, trying to convince its author of something that is usually quite evident or exploring itself but revealing only the surface. Why he is trying to convince himself and what are is true feelings present the real challenge and profundity of Larkin poems....   [tags: An Arundel Tomb]

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Analysis of Poem An Arundel Tomb by Philip Larkin

- ‘An Arundel Tomb’, by Philip Larkin, is written to preserve the image portrayed by a sculpture located on a tomb in Arundel. The poet uses this poem to convey the feelings, which the sight of this tomb induces for him. The whole poem itself is describing how an idea or identity in history is preserved through this sculpture. The poem consists of seven stanzas, mostly in trochaic tetrameter. The rhyming pattern for each stanza is ABBCAC. ‘Side by side,’ immediately brings forth the idea of the union of the sculptures around which this poem’s conclusion is based....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Michelangelo´s Tomb Projects and Inspiration

- The two tomb projects are; The Julius Tomb and The Medici Tombs. The Julius Tomb was commissioned by Pope Julius II in 1505, from drawings made by Michelangelo Pope Julius selected a huge three level monument with over 40 statues. The project was to be completed in five years and Michelangelo was to be paid 10,000 ducats. The Tomb was to be placed in the unfinished Quattrocento choir of St. Peter’s. However Julius decided to build a new church and lost interest in the Tomb project, perhaps because of lack of money....   [tags: Renaissance, catholic church, tomb projects]

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The Empty Tomb

- With Easter hopping quickly towards us, the origins of the holiday could come to mind; there had to be some other reason for starting the celebration besides getting chocolate bunnies and coloring eggs. For some, it goes back to the time of Rome as the world power and one event. Jesus Christ of Nazareth rose from the dead. There has been speculation since the very day it happened, if Jesus Christ really rose from the dead. Questions have been circulated such as: did He even really die or just pass out on the cross with the cold air of the tomb woke him up....   [tags: Theology ]

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Arundel Partners Investment Analysis

- Arundel Partners Investment Analysis EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Background The proposed business venture, Arundel Partners, is an investment group which would purchase the sequels rights associated with all films produced by 1 or more selected U.S. movie production studios for a specified period of time, or a specified number of films. As your investment analysts, our goal is to assess the value of the sequel rights to allow a determination of the value of the overall investment as well as a reasonable price-per-film for the sequel rights....   [tags: Business Analysis Management]

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Robert Browning’s My Last Duchess and The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed’s Church

- Dramatic Monologue in Robert Browning’s My Last Duchess and The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed’s Church The general public knows Robert Browning as the writer of “The Pied Piper” a beloved children’s tale, and the hero of the film The Barrett’s of Wimpole Street. Most recognize him for little else. The literary world recognizes him as one of the most prolific poets of all time. However, his grave in Westminster Abbey stands among the great figures in English history. At his death at age seventy-seven, Robert Browning had produced volumes of poetry....   [tags: Last Duchess Bishop Orders His Tomb]

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The Excavation and Discovery of Tutankhamun's Tomb

- ... Carter was able to find the tomb as a result of finding the top step with another twelve steps following down to a blocked wall that had been plastered. Carter described what he saw when he opened the antechamber wall “As my eyes grew accustomed to light, details of the room emerged slowly from the mist, strange animals, statues and gold- everywhere the glint of gold” describes the types of treasure that were found in the tomb and that the tomb probably had not been robbed. Carter goes on to recount more of what he saw “I was struck dumb with amazement, and when Lord Carnarvon, unable to stand the suspense any long, inquired anxiously, ‘Can you see anything?’ it was all I could do to get...   [tags: notorious archaelogical discoveries]

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The Room Was Like A Tomb

- The room was like a tomb, thick with dust and knick-knacks and stale air. The bed was made, clothes still folded and hanging in a wardrobe closet. The door swung shut behind her, and for a moment Jane stood alone in darkness. Nobody had been in there since. She tried to imagine what it was once like. Candles lit... a roaring fire in a log filled hearth, the air sweetened with flowers and honey. Everything was perfect, glistening with lights, the bed posts carved from a tree reaching to the ceiling with its branches and cherry blossoms hanging down like a canopy, even the curtains were a different color, a brilliant white that was now faded to crème....   [tags: Debut albums, Love, English-language films]

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The Tomb of Tutankhamen

- What does the tomb of Tutankhamen and its contents show about the Egyptian concern for the afterlife. Tutakhamen's tomb, and the artifacts inside are an indication of the concern the Ancient Egyptians held for the after-life of their king. On the 26th of Nov. 1922, the English archaeologist Howard Carter opened the virtually intact tomb of a largely unknown pharaoh, Tutankhamen. This was the first, and the finest royal tomb found in the history of Egyptology. It took almost a decade of meticulous and painstaking work to empty the tomb of Tutankhamen....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Tomb 10A

- Tomb 10A was discovered near the Nile River in a region known as Deir el-Bersha (The Secrets of Tomb 10A: Egypt 2000 BC 2009). It is the 4,000 year old resting place of a governor and his wife, both of whom ruled during the 11th or 12th dynasty and are named Djehutynakht. After the tomb was excavated in 1915 by archaeologists from Harvard University and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (MFA), it was clear that what they had found was a consummate archetype of traditional Egyptian burial practices....   [tags: Archaeology]

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The Tomb of Jesus

- The Tomb of Jesus 1980, South Jerusalem, a build site for new apartments are held when a tomb of some sort is found while digging. Upon the arrival of the first archaeologists Josef Gat, Amos Kloner and Shimon Gibson one thing was noted right away, the strange symbol over the door to the Tomb. Nothing like it had ever been seen before, a decorative V- or Y-shaped chevron over a prominent circle. It measured more than a meter wide. All three archaeologists knew that the splendor of the fascia, especially in a tomb with no other decorative features, was extremely rare....   [tags: Movies Film]

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The Discovery of King Tutankhamen Tomb in 1922

- The discovery of King Tutankhamen tomb in 1922 has caught the attention of the world. The ancient Pharaoh's tomb is the only known find that is in its original state. Thieves have not looted the tomb (Sayre, 2011). According to Rompalske (2000), in Egypt's Valley of the Kings was King Tutankhamen tomb found. Nearby burial sites were long been looted by grave robbers or damaged by floodwaters. Somehow, the tomb remained undisturbed for 3,000 years. This undisturbed condition is significant because the world only knew of what contents should be in a Pharaoh's tomb from ancient writings....   [tags: egyptians, pharaoh, original state]

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The Tomb Of An Ancient Emperor Of United China

- ... They could hold thousands of people. But the tomb was by far his greatest achievement. It’s stayed underground for two thousand years, the wood deteriorating but the clay, stone, and metal surviving. The tomb, thought to be designed by Qin Shi Huang, was built by about 720,000 workers. Many of these people who slaved over the tomb died, and the ones who survived were buried with their secrets and the emperor in the tomb. Not only that, but many women in his household were also buried with him....   [tags: Qin Shi Huang, Great Wall of China]

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The Emperor's Tomb

- The Emperor's Tomb, although not a truly accurate and detailed account of World War 1 does depict the rise and fall of both the Austria-Hungarian Empire and an influential name, the Trotta's in a meaningful manner. Joseph Roth, in his novel, uses a key descendant of the Trotta family to show how war changed their lives but does not erase centuries of Austria-Hungarian pride. Rich and poor alike go to war in hopes of preserving their country, pride and power. None of them knew that the cost of war could be so harmful to everything that they fought so hard to preserve in their beloved country....   [tags: European History]

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The Resurrection : The Burial, The Empty Tomb, And The Postmortem Appearances

- ... Nobody can deny that Joseph of Arimathea existed. This evidence is important because “if the story of Jesus’ entombment is accurate, then the location of Jesus’ tomb was known in Jerusalem to both Jew and Christians alike (361).” The second evidence for Christ’s resurrection is the empty tomb. Each of the independent sources mentioned earlier attest to the tomb being empty. The Markan account does not end with Christ’s burial. Instead, he continues his account with the women discovering the empty tomb....   [tags: Jesus, Resurrection of Jesus, Crucifixion of Jesus]

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At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig

- Introduction Through the eyes of a British man Paraguay is pictured as a country of eccentricity and contradiction, of beguilingly individualistic men and women. As this TP was written my points of view was the most important information source, disagreeing with the author in some of his statements. He describes a dirty country, and in my defence it is not like that. In relation to the title, in the cover of the book is the photo of a pink pig. It does not say why, but I suppose that it would be on sale in the market and called his attention....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Camera Techniques in The Tomb Raider

- Camera Techniques in The Tomb Raider This is an action packed film and the cameras reflect this very well. They are very quick to move and follow the action the audience wants to see. The camera shows the status of the characters within its movement, an example of this is when Lara is stood on the ledge and the camera shows her looking down onto the men whom are supposed to be the higher statue as they are in control of the situation when really Lara has the information they need....   [tags: Papers]

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Challenging Gender Dichotomy

- Lara Croft, the idealized woman figure, with a man’s touch. In the movies, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and the sequel Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life, the main roll of Lara Croft is played by actress Angelina Jolie. She has the typical idealized look for such a role, small waist, large breasts, and overall “fit” demeanor. Angelina Jolie fits all the necessary criteria for the starring role, she is viewed by many people as a sex object, an image of their desire that they can fantasize about, but will never really be able to attain....   [tags: movies, video games, term papers]

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Naguib Mahfouz' Fountain and Tomb

- In the novel Fountain and Tomb by Naguib Mahfouz, the reader is thrown into a small alley in Cairo, Egypt in the 1920s. The narrator is an adult reliving his childhood through many random, interesting vignettes of his youth. We learn about many different aspects of Egyptian life from political rebellion, to arranged marriages, to religious devotion, to gang warfare. We are led to conclude that one of the major themes of the book is Truth. We come to question whether Truth is something that always needs to be known....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Excavation of King Tut's Tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon

- a) The site: 1) 2) The site of Tutankhamun's tomb was found in 1922 by Howard Carter and his sponsor Lord Carnarvon which was funding the search. When Carter and his crew were excavating they went back to a line of builders huts carter had previously searched a few seasons earlier. It was there where carter and his crew found a step stone they slowly uncovered more steps leading to the tomb. Once they had discovered a possible tomb Carter immediately sent a telegram to Lord Carnarvon which said, “At last have made wonderful discovery in valley; a magnificent tomb with seals intact; re-covered same for your arrival; congratulations.” within a week Carnarvon came with his crew and they...   [tags: buriel, pharoahs, afterlife]

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Life in Egypt According to the Contents of Tutankhamun’s Tomb

- Life in Egypt According to the Contents of Tutankhamun’s Tomb After an examination of the contents of Tutankhamun’s tomb I have concluded that it was not necessarily a time of change for industries due to the fact that it has been known that they stayed the same since the beginning of the 18th century. Though during this time there was a drastic change in religions. Before Tutankhamun began his reign as pharaoh his father Akhenatun (Pharaoh of that time) successfully change the religion from Amun to Atun, which in turn just so happened to be what hiss father had tried to accomplish in the previous years that he himself had reign as Pharaoh....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Sacrifice in War: Personal Narrative

- There are many families in American history that sent a beloved friend or family member to war and never knew what happened to them. They had no idea if their loved one is one of the many dead soldiers that came back to America. Many of those families who had to suffer did not know what happened to their fellow friend or family member. To honor all the unknown soldiers that gave the greatest sacrifice, their life, a tomb was built in their name. Their life was not the only sacrifice they gave up to protect this country; they also gave up their identities....   [tags: american history, the tomb of the unkwnown]

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The Etruscans Set the Stage for Future Civilizations

- The Etruscans were a fascinating civilization located in the city of Rome. Although they are practically unheard of in present day, they set the stage for all future civilizations ahead of them. While we do not have many remains of their culture, the few that we have give us an insight on to what life was like living in an Etruscan city. Cerveteri, also known as Caere, was an Etruscan metropolis located just outside Rome. It was thought to be home to around 25,000 people in 600 BCE. During the 7th century, Cerveteri went through a brisk economic advancement, causing it to become one of the main trading centers....   [tags: rome, grecian, tomb]

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Presentation of Lara Croft in the Film Tomb Raider

- Presentation of Lara Croft in the Film Tomb Raider Women have always had a certain classification in society. You can call it discrimination if you like. This discrimination went on for quite a while and as a result women were not given chances to do a lot of things from jobs to education. But now things have changed, especially in the world of films. Previously you would see a man saving a woman repeatedly from the hands of an evil monster. Yet nowadays, it's the women who are in control - saving the men from the hands of gangsters....   [tags: Papers]

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Ficitonal Depictions of Archeologists in March or Die

- Since the 1920’s, archeologists in fiction have been stereotyped according to what the public depicts them, or their field of study, to be. Some of these stereotypes, such as that in the Indiana Jones, are misinterpretations of true archeology. Although, in the movie, March or Die, the actual archeological method was represented, and adhered to. March or Die was directed by Dick Richards, and features an archeologist by the name of Monsieur Marneau. He was a man who had true interest and in-depth appreciation, of antiquity....   [tags: grief, excavation, tomb]

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The Famous Egyptian Pharoah King Tut

- One of the most famous Egyptian pharaohs was Tutankhaten, better known as King Tut. Tutankhaten is most known for his tomb found by Howard Carter. Egyptologists are still attempting to find out more about this fascinating king. Akhenaten the Fourth was a very unique pharaoh. He moved his entire kingdom to a completely different location and changed the religion. He was also the father of King Tut. There is currently a debate about who Tut’s mother was. Some scientists say it was Nefertiti while others say that it was Akhenaten’s sister....   [tags: testing, religion, tomb, tutankhaten]

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Types of Islamic Architecture

- Muslims have derived their architecture style from the Byzantines, the Copts, Romans, and the Sassanids. The types of Islamic architecture are the Mosque, the Tomb, the Palace, and the Fort. Islamic architectural style developed soon after the time of the Prophet Muhammad. Example may be known with the completion of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. It featured interior vaulted spaces, a circular dome, and the use of decorative pattern. The art of building was popular. ​ Islamic artchitecture forbids any use of symbolic art such as statues, paintings, or other representations of living things....   [tags: origins, mosque, tomb, palace]

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The False Theories of the Resurection

- The resurrection of Jesus Christ is a incident that we have to take by faith. Many take it and try to explain it away but have difficulty coming up with a theory that is sound enough. The easiest way to deal with Jesus' resurrection is to take it by faith and believe that it really happened. Many people try to take away what really happened on resurrection morning. Some say that no one knew where Jesus' tomb was. They say that maybe he is still in some unknown tomb. For years it has been thought the Jews buried Jesus with rest of the criminals, in a mass grave....   [tags: jesus tomb, bible, joseph of arimathea]

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Dramatic Monologue by Robert Browning, The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed’s Church

- In Robert Browning‘s dramatic monologue, “The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed’s Church,” the reader encounters a speaker who appears to be overtly conceited, object-oriented, and scornful. Due to the fact that the speaker is on his deathbed, the poem is written as one gigantic clump in blank verse, which allows the reader to infer that there is certain disarray in the speaker’s tone. His hasty speech is indicative of the numerous thoughts that are currently racing through his head during his final moments and it is evident that as these notions cascade out of his mind, they cloud his judgment and cause him to inadvertently reveal curious aspects about his character – aspects that are...   [tags: death, bishop, headstone]

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Stolen Egyptian Artifacts

- It was 2011 when Cairo’s Tahir Square erupted with a revolution against the government’s leader, President Hosni Mubarak. Fires caused by the friction from the protesters, the police, and the civilians trying to stop the violence, spread the destruction up to the doorstep of the National History Museum. In a desperate attempt to save the museum and it’s artifacts, civilians linked arms and hands to form a human barrier between the protestors and the country’s national treasures. Despite the brave efforts by those who wanted to protect the museum, 50 relics disappeared that night....   [tags: British Museum, tomb raiding]

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Who Is Buried in Grant's Tomb?

- ... Ulysses then saw action as a Quartermaster in the Mexican-American War from 1846 until 1848, in battles such as Palo Alto, Vera Cruz, Cerro Gordo and Chapultepec. Grant returned home to marry Julia Dent, the daughter of a West Point Classmate who he had met while visiting their home during his commission at Jefferson Barracks. After his marriage, Grant was stationed in several remote locations far away from his new family. His loneliness caused him to turn to anger and drinking, which caused problems with his behavior while on duty (granthomepage.com)....   [tags: Ulysses S. Grant, 18th US president]

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Analysis of Abbey Tomb, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, and To Autumn

- Analysis of Abbey Tomb, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, and To Autumn ‘By using the first or second person – a poet creates a sense of direct dialogue with the reader.’ What is your response to this view. By the use of the first or second person a poet can establish a connection between the character and the reader because the poet can address the reader directly. The poems I have chosen to study are ‘Abbey Tomb’ by Patricia Beer, ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ by T.S. Elliot and ‘To Autumn’ by John Keats....   [tags: John Keats T.S. Eliot Patricia Beer Essays]

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The Contents of the Tomb and What They Suggest About Life in Ancient Egypt at the Time of Tutankamun

- The Contents of the Tomb and What They Suggest About Life in Ancient Egypt at the Time of Tutankamun Archaeological evidence from the tomb of Tutankhamun provides substantial information about life Kingdom Egypt in the eighteenth dynasty. From the archaeological evidence gained from the tombs conclusions can be drawn about religion and the afterlife, the everyday life of ancient Egyptians, of Government during the five hundred year period, and of the arts and sciences of the time....   [tags: Papers]

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Arlington National Cemetery

- One of the most sacred places in America is the Arlington National Cemetery. Each year heroes are laid to rest here. Families from across the nation visit Arlington throughout the year to pay respect to their love ones. Many American hero families who visit the Arlington Cemetery may have been mourning at the wrong grave. Arlington was once the home of George Washington’s adopted grandson, George Washington Parke Custis (“Arlington” 4). Custis adored Washington so much that he wanted to make the house a memorial to him....   [tags: American History, War, The Tomb of the Unknown]

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Comparison and Description of Three Video Games

- Tomb Raider is one of the most elite games that I have ever played. Tomb Raider is one of those games that draws you in by way of its photo realism. One of its most compelling qualities is its use of scale when fight bosses. The enemy is usually ten times your size and power. Tombs Raider’s naturalistic qualities can cause your heart to pound as game play progresses. Many fascinating elements play a part in its design. Tomb Raider uses contrasting in dark places to scare the daylight out of you....   [tags: tomb raider, riot games, league of legends]

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Comparative Analysis of Ariel by Sylvia Plath and The whitsun Weddings by Phillip Larkin

- ... Both The Applicant and The Whitsun Weddings present marriage as a societal norm and a process that is executed in a similar fashion by most individuals without question. A Birthday Present is thought to be referring to an affair that Ted Hughes (Plath’s husband) had. An Arundel Tomb explores the potential misrepresentation of a relationship between an earl and countess in the 1500s; it also explores the damaging effects of time on a relationship. The Applicant portrays marriage as an enrolment process (seemingly a job interview) whereas Larkin uses The Whitsun Weddings as a means of documenting the relationships or rather, the marriages that he witnesses around him....   [tags: Marriage, Society]

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Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church and The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock

- Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church and The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock     The span of time from the Victorian age of Literature to the Modernism of the 20th century wrought many changes in poetry style and literary thinking. While both eras contained elements of self-scrutiny, the various forms and reasoning behind such thinking were vastly different. The Victorian age, with it's new industrialization of society, brought to poetry and literature the fictional character, seeing the world from another's eyes.  It was also a time in which "Victorian authors and intellectuals found a way to reassert religious ideas" (Longman, p....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Concept of Daybreak in Larkin - A Brief Study

- Introduction Philip Larkin, born in 1922, has been read under what are generally perceived as his major themes: death, fatalism and gloominess. However, throughout his life he had constantly been struggling with and reflecting on problems of sex, marriage, love, and living (cf. Motion, esp. 291). Publishing four volumes of poetry until his decease in 1985, Larkin became known for his lucid and often sharp-witted verse as well as for being socially withdrawn, sometimes called “the Hermit of Hull” where he resided from 1955 onward....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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The Story of Gerasene Demoniac

- Introduction The story of the Gerasene demoniac sticks out in the minds of a casual reader of the Gospels. Jesus steps out of a boat and immediately comes upon a demon-possessed man dwelling in the tombs. Jesus casts these demons into a herd of pigs. They all die. The villagers quickly beg for Jesus to leave their region. Over some time, scholars have studied the differences in the Gospels. Each Gospel writer has purpose for including certain passages of scripture to convey their meaning. Taking this into consideration, what is each Gospel’s purpose for story of the healing of the demoniac....   [tags: demons, jesus, tomb, gospel]

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Use of Elemental Imagery in Philip Larkin's High Windows

-   "High Windows" is viewed by many as an outcry, a severe description of everyday life that in it's bleakness does not leave space for the finesse or sensuous imagery that is associated with poets such as Wordsworth. However, in his array of supposedly 'harsh' poems one finds many moments of dreamy imagery dealing with an almost religious fascination with the elements, whether in length in "Solar" or as a thought in "Old Fools". What mesmerises him is the continuity of the elements, which constantly outlive the achievements and deeds of man and are in the end all that is left....   [tags: Analysis of Philip Larkin's High Windows]

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Analysis Of The Article ' School Schedule Revolution ' By Charles Donelan

- ... This does not pay attention to the needs of the students because the majority of students with unsatisfactory grades is the result of lack of assistance and education apathy. In addition, the author also states that before Seminar and Extending Learning, “The six-period day just did not have have the flexibility that [was needed for teachers] to delve more deeply into the material” especially with the implementation of common core into the curriculum. This shows that before adapting any new changes to their bell schedule, Dos Pueblos High School considered all the affecting factors to make sure they could create a positive change to the classroom and for the students residing in them....   [tags: Education, High school, Teacher]

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Cost Effectiveness of Mid-level Providers

- The purpose of this study is to examine the cost effectiveness of mid level providers, such as physician assistants, compared to physicians. In order to thoroughly evaluate the difference in cost one must look at more than one aspect of the physician assistant versus the classic physician. From a purely economic standpoint one needs to address the cost of education, differences in the way patients are treated based on the kind of medicine practiced and the cost of employment between physician assistants and traditional physicians....   [tags: physician assistants vrs. physicians]

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Analysis Of The Article ' I Am Intrigue '

- ... Hyksos had no relationship with the Asiatic but for a person to be reading that volume would assume so. Information in some articles can be incorrect that is why it’ll help to read different articles on the same topic and check if the information is reliable. The article does a good job on explaining the multiple interpretations the painting has. It confronted the ones that were correct and the ones that weren’t. This just shows how things are easily misinterpreted and websites could have incorrect infomation....   [tags: Ancient Egypt, Egypt, Egyptians, Hyksos]

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What did King Tut Represent to the Egyptians?

- King Tut wasn’t a famous pharaoh but he did have mighty power.have you ever wondered what King Tut ment to the egyptians. I know I sure do. What's interesting about this question is there’s many many theories but there is only one true answer. Many people don't know who King Tut was, why he has his own tomb or even is King Tut still a major part in Egyptian history. ("King Tut Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 07 Nov. 2013). King Tut the12th king of the 18th egyptian dynasty, he had the power from 1361 b.c.e to 1352 b.c.e....   [tags: ancient Egypt cuture and beliefs]

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The First Emperor : China 's Terracotta Army

- ... For more than 200 years These kingdoms had been separated but through a combination of military strength, strategy and natural disasters, Qin Shi Huang conquered them all. During the Eastern Zhou period also known as the Warrng States period, china was split up into many states and kingdoms that were usually at war with each other. The first emperor took control and unified all the states under the Qin Empire. Along with unification of china, the first emperor was considered one of the greatest military leaders of all time....   [tags: Qin Shi Huang, Xi'an, Zhou Dynasty]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Blue Suess '

- In Terrance Hayes Book of poetry Wind in a Box, one can see that the poems are devoted to personal history, blues variation, prose poems, and attempts at getting to the core of defining one’s lineage. The blue poems in particular consider 20th century representations of race, culling wisdom, and impressions from many famous people. Hayes uses the word blue in many different titles of poems in order to show various themes throughout them that tie them together using popular cultural icons. It is obvious to see the significance the word blue plays throughout the Wind in a Box poetry collection....   [tags: Race, Black people, Racism, African American]

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Lara Croft, the Protagonist in You

- Since the introduction of Tomb Raider video games to the world in October 1996, Lara Croft has proved to be a laudatory heroine within the world of gaming. The strong, determined, and fierce character provides her audience with the opportunity to immerse itself in an environment of mystery and daring triumph. Although traditionally Lara Croft is portrayed as an unfaltering adventurer, her most recent performance demonstrates the human and vulnerable side to her character. Tomb Raider (2013) reimagines the familiar heroine through her origin story; one filled with tragedy, sacrifice, and wavering morals....   [tags: Gameplay Mechanics, Vulnerability]

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Archeological Investigations of the Quin Dynasty

- Located about 40 miles outside of Xian, a city situated in the northeastern section of China, the Tomb of the First Emperor is one of the famous sites of the modern era and has captivated the attention of archaeologists over the past four decades. The site itself is relatively large, with the outer gate being slightly less hen 7,000 yards around and the inner, underground palace containing “a gigantic pit measuring about 300 square yards was excavated in terraces to a depth of more than 100 feet....   [tags: Qin Shihuang, archeology, terracotta warriors]

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The Three Synoptic Gospels

- The word "gospel" is a translation of the Greek word "euangelion" which means "good news. The first three books in the New Testament (Mark, Matthew, and Luke) are often referred to as the Synoptic Gospels (from Greek synoptikos, "seen together") They bear greater similarity to each other than any of the other gospels in the New Testament. Along with these similarities come some differences among the gospels, suggesting that each gospel was written for a specific audience and for a specific purpose....   [tags: Religion]

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Egyptian View of the Afterlife

- The Egyptians believed very much in life after death. As Taylor states in Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt, “It is often observed that they appear to have devoted greater efforts and resources to preparing for the afterlife than to creating a convenient environment for living” (Taylor, 2001:12). The Egyptians viewed life on earth as one stage and death as the beginning of another. They believed that, “human existence did not end with death and that survival of the body played a part in the new life” (Taylor, 2001:12)....   [tags: Ancient Egypt]

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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Everyday there is something that one must interpret whether it is a book, movie, or even the news. One must come to one’s own conclusion about the information they are interpreting. For instance movies are mostly easier to understand then books though the plots may have slight differences. In the 1996 movie “The Tragedy Of Romeo and Juliet” by Baz Luhrman, there are some major differences between his version and the book “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare. One of the major differences is that the book takes place in the seventeen hundreds in Verona, while the movie takes place in the late twentieth century still in Verona....   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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The First Emperor of China

- Zhao Zheng was born in 259 BC, even at a young age he was very aggressive and ambitious. At the age of thirteen Zhao Zheng succeeded his father to rule China. He assumed full power over China by the age of twenty-two and ruled during the Warring States period. He wanted to unify all of the states by the political, economic, and military strength of Qin State. This ambition is what built the first centralized empire in Chinese history, the Qin Dynasty (221 BC – 206 BC). Zhao Zheng was the first ruler of a united China, so he proclaimed himself Qin Shi Haung, which means the first emperor of China....   [tags: Zhao Zheng, terracota soldiers, Qin Dynasty]

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The Mausoleum

- The mausoleum at Halicarnassus was the very great mausoleum tombstone of one Maussollos, the ruler of Caria, one of the provinces of the vast Persian Empire, who also served as a Governor or Satrap of the King of the Persian Empire between 377 and 353 BC (Peter and Mark, 1988). This great tomb monument was so gigantic in size going by the ancient building standards and extremely lavish were the various sculptured adornments or decorations that in next to no time the building was being recognised in the Ancient World as one of the Seven Wonders of these Ancient times (Peter and Mark, 1988)....   [tags: Architecture]

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Persia's Historical Sites

- Introduction Persia, a mysterious but familiar name, a name that we may only heard about in the Bible or movies, yet we don’t know what it’s really all about. In this paper, I would like to write a guide to unveil the mysteries of this Asian civilization by carefully choosing three historical and archaeological sites: tomb of Cyrus the Great, Apadana palace and Chogha Zanbil Ziggurats. From these sites, we could get a brief idea of ancient Persian civilization. Tomb of Cyrus the Great, Pasargadae The tomb of Cyrus the Great, which is located in Pasargadae, the capital of the Achaemenid Empire....   [tags: asian civilization, bible, cyrus]

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Comparing Pope Alexander VII and Pope Julius's Tombs

- As we get closer and closer to the future, many famous people from the past will most likely be forgotten. Often famous or well-known people will have commissioned famous artists to create a work of art or masterpiece of themselves which helps the people of the future by showing who or what that person was. For example Sir Isaac Newton, was famous for describing the universal gravitation and the 3 laws of motion and was given a commemorative statue at Oxford University or even his monument which can be seen in Westminster Abbey which help us tell his life work....   [tags: Michaelangelo versus Bernini]

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The Entombed Warriors By Emperor Qin Shihuangdi

- The entombed warriors, created to guard the entrance of the first Chinese emperor Qin Shihuangdi, reflect the importance the ruler placed upon securing his existence in the afterlife. In life he had been an all-powerful figure in Chinese society and in death he expected protection for eternity. Introduction: The rule of Emperor Qin Shihuangdi from 246BC was a revolutionary dynasty for China. With its unification Shihuangdi’s rule, China established many innovative system such as a new currency and governmental system....   [tags: Qin Shi Huang, China, Emperor of China]

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God Is The Creator Of Everything

- Philosophy provides three different models of ultimate reality, which are materialism, pantheism, and transcendence. Christianity represents the model of transcendence, in which Christianity believes in God who is the creator of everything. Since God is the creator of everything, God has a divine plan for everything and everyone. Christianity correspondingly claims that God exists as the Holy Trinity. The Holy Trinity consist of God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Therefore, God cannot exist beyond the Holy Trinity....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Christianity, Bible]

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The Valley of the Kings

- ... Whenever that happened, the Valley of the Kings would flood. The underground burial chambers would have standing water that caused damage to the artifacts. It took a lot of time to clear out the water. Ramesses I, and II were buried in the valley of the kings. Only kings were allowed to be buried in the Valley of the Kings. There was another valley that was meant for the wives and children of the family to be buried. The name of this valley is called The Place of Beauties. That also meant that the queen of a king that was buried in the Valley of the Kings would still be buried in the Place of Beauties....   [tags: ancient Egypt]

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valley of the kings

- It's easy to understand why the Valley of the Kings was not discovered until the 1800's. It is located over a mountain ridge and in a secluded valley, miles from civilization. The Valley of the Kings contains approximately sixty-two excavated tombs, not all of which are royal. Some belonged to the privileged members of nobility and were not decorated. The earliest tombs of such kings as Thutmose I contained stairways, corridors, and right-angle bends; whereas, the latter tombs of such kings as Ramesses XI, were little more than huge sloping corridors....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Development and Role of Wedge Tombs in Ireland

- In this essay, the development and role of wedge tombs in Ireland will be discussed with particular attention to their distribution, orientation, when they were being built, function, form, folklore as well as discussing a few excavated examples. The wedge tomb is the most common megalithic monument in Ireland with 505 known (O’Brien 1999, 7). Wedge tombs are found across Ireland but 75% are located in the western half of the country, with high concentrations in Sligo, Clare, Tipperary, Cork and Kerry (Waddell 2010, 106)....   [tags: folklore, function, form]

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An Analyisis of "The Widow of Ephesus" by Petronius

- “True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen,” Francois de la Rochefoucauld once said. As part of his novel Satyricon, the short story “The Widow of Ephesus” was written by Petronius. The story revolves around a woman who is so devoted to her husband that she has become famous for her fidelity. So famous in fact that women from neighboring villages and towns come just to see her. One day, her husband dies and she becomes known as the widow of Ephesus, mourning all day and night in his tomb....   [tags: Misogyny, Vulgarity, Widow]

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Depiction Of The Resurrection By Two Northern Renaissance Artists

- Depiction of the Resurrection by Two Northern Renaissance Artists Albrecht Dürer and Matthias Grünewald were important German artists in the 16th Century. In the Renaissance, religious subjects were more common in the North and there was less focus in mythology unlike the paintings in Italy at the time. Dürer’s Resurrection (No. 15) is an engraving from a series called ‘The Engraved Passion’. This sheet was completed in 1512 and is 11.9 x 7.5 cm. Grünewald’s work is from the Isenheim Altarpiece, finished around 1515....   [tags: Light, Color, Jesus, Yellow]

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The Architecture of Ancient Egypt: The Great Pyramid

- ... Then he achieved building the first pyramid by placing large series of stone on top of each other. From the earliest 3rd dynasty step pyramids in Egypt that they were built with accreditation walls or layers. (Arnold 1991, p160). In those early pyramids the accreditation layers were tilted inwards at an angle. The tilting was probably done to support temporary ramps from step to step and/or to provide structural stability. Each part of the pyramid between two steps is referred to as a mastaba....   [tags: temples, tombs and pyramids]

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Religious Beliefs Associated with Japanese Monk Self-Mummification

- Topic: Japanese Monk Self Mummification General Purpose: To inform an intellectual group of graduate students, classmates, and professors of the religious beliefs associated with monk self mummification as well as the process that was used to accomplish this rare and abandoned practice and the views of it today. _______________________________________________________________________ I. Introduction A. ATTENTION-GETTER: Can you imagine enduring a nearly decade long process of eating only small amounts of foods lacking in nutrition while taking part in extremely physically tolling activities to eliminate all body fat while you prepare yourself to sit in a tomb, half alive, awaiting your death...   [tags: embalm, death, budha]

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Emperor Qin Shi Huang Di’s Mausoleum

- Qin Shi Haung Di was the first emperor of the Qin Empire in China during the 3rd century BCE. Born in 261 BCE, Haung inherited the throne from his father at the early age of 13 and showcased his ambitious spirit by unifying China and creating his empire (Swart 1984). While he is known mostly for building the Great Wall of China, he also left quite a legacy when it comes to his elaborate burial grounds. In 246 BCE, thirty-six years before his death in 210 BCE, Emperor Qin started planning the construction of his extravagant final resting place (Swart 1984)....   [tags: china, emperor mausoleum]

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King Tutankhamun and His Treasures

- King Tutankhamun and His Treasures The ancient Egyptians were noted for many things, one of which would have been their artwork. Egyptians used many medians in their artwork that enhanced the details and beauty of every piece of art. Their artwork is fascinating and mysterious, which pulls in the viewer into wanting to learn more. One of the most important and unique Egyptian artworks belongs to King Tutankhamun, a young pharaoh of Egypt. A brief history of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb and the importance and beauty of certain pieces found in his tomb, will be discussed in this essay....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Edward Snowden’s Leak of The NSA Spy Program

- Edward Snowden’s Leak of The NSA Spy Program Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner in which he coined the term “Land of the Free”. Many Americans are now questioning if America is still “land of the free”. In June of 2013, information leaked by Edward Snowden on the National Security Agency and its programs caused a storm of questions and strong opinions for and against the security of individuals. The leak uses factual information of top-secret government spy programs that are considered by many Americans to be an invasion of privacy and a violation of freedom....   [tags: top secret government spy, unjust practices]

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John Henry Newman’s Changing Attitude to Infallibility

- Examine John Henry Newman’s changing attitude to Infallibility, between the end of Vatican 1 in 1870 and Gladstone’s attack in 1875. In this essay I propose to analyse Newman’s attitude to Infallibility during the period outlined above. I will examine his letters in particular to note the range of correspondents and the approaches taken. I will attempt to see a pattern in relation to his views expressed to mere enquirers writing to him, to national and professional writers seeking information or debating points and to family and friends in connection with the doctrine of Infallibility....   [tags: Religion in Victorian Britain]

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The Natural Causes of Global Warming

- For the past 100 years scientists have been warning people of climate change. The general opinion has flip-flopped about three times, from cooling to warming to cooling, and back to warming again. The fact is that earth's climate is constantly changing. It has periods of cooling and periods of warming. However, studies have shown that short-term temperature change cannot be used as a gauge for future predictions. The fact that the earth has experienced warming throughout the last century is not proof that the industrialization of humans was the cause....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]

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The Ancient Egyptians

- The Ancient Egyptians Ancient Egyptian civilization has always had an aura of mystery. What we do know about the ancient Egyptians is derived primarily from tombs and artifacts discovered thousands of years after their initial burial. One such tomb is that of the boy pharaoh Tutankhamen of the 18th dynasty in New Kingdom Egypt whose tomb contained a wide range of items preserved due to the arid conditions of the Egyptian nation. The treasures in the tomb present a snapshot of ancient Egyptian life revealing domestic life, craftsmanship, mummification processes and spiritual beliefs....   [tags: Papers]

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Eight Grade Mathematics Lesson Plan

- Objectives: * Eight Grade Mathematics State Curriculum Standards: o Standard 6.0 - Number Relationship and Computation- Students will describe, represent, or apply numbers or their relationships or will estimate or compute using mental strategies, paper/pencil or technology. o Standard 7.0 Processes of Mathematics- Students demonstrate the processes of mathematics by making connections and applying reasoning to solve problems and to communicate their findings. * Maryland Technology Literacy Standards for Students: o Standard 3.0 – Technology for Learning and Collaboration: Use a variety of technologies for learning and collaboration o Standard 4.0 – Technol...   [tags: Lesson Plan]

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The Art of Inigo Jones

- Inigo Jones came from a humble beginning. He is thought to have been born on or around the 15th of July, 1573 in Smithfield, London. While the exact date of his birth is unconfirmed, it is known that he was baptized on July 19th, 1573 in the church of St Bartholomew the Less. Jones was named after his father, a Welsh cloth worker. The origin of their shared first name is a mystery, as it is not Welsh and the family had no direct Spanish ties. Beyond these few facts and conjectures, little is known about Jones’s life until he was in his thirties....   [tags: Biography ]

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Biography of Edward Joseph Snowden

- Edward Joseph Snowden popularly known as Edward snowden was born on 21 June 1983 in Elizabeth city, Northern Carolina, who is an anex, who is an American Computer Professional and also a former employee of the National Security Agency NSA. He also worked for Central Intelligence Agency “CIA”. Snowden moved with his family to Ellicott City in the year 1995 where he studied computers at Anne Arundel Community college between the years of 1999 and 2005. During this period he was also in the army for a period of 4 months....   [tags: NSA, security files, privacy]

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Francis Bacon's Contributions to History

- “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” who knows which famous writer said this. Have you ever heard of the famous writer Francis Bacon. Many of you may have heard of him. For the people who haven’t, you should know he was not the inventor of bacon. He is very famous for other reasons. Today you will learn about his life, what his careers were, why he was famous, and his contributions to history. His life started on the date of January 22, 1561. He was born in the city of London in England....   [tags: corruption, philosophy, writer]

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The Taj Mahal

- One of the world’s greatest love stories produced a timeless monument. The structure’s sheer beauty inspired poetic words from the builder himself. The monument is an engineering marvel that has been studied by scholars and historians alike. Visitors throughout history have been infatuated by the shrine’s elegance. Count Hermann Keyserling describes the monument as, "A massive marble structure, without weight, as if formed of ether, perfectly rational and at the same time entirely decorative (Taj Mahal, 2008).Keyserling went on to say, “It is perhaps the greatest art work which the forming spirit of mankind has ever brought forth (Taj Mahal, 2008)." An American novelist, Bayard Taylor refer...   [tags: Architecture, Culture]

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Egyptian Pyramids Architecture

- CONTENTS: - INTRODUCTION - BACKGROUND OF ANCIENT EGYPT & PYRAMIDS - THE STEP PYRAMID of Pharaoh Djoser - THE GREAT PYRAMID of Pharaoh Khufu - CONCLUSION - BIBLIOGRAPHY & FOOTNOTES This essay focuses on two different types of pyramids; the Step pyramid which was the first pyramid and the Great pyramid, which was the largest pyramid built in Egypt. The essay investigates the meaning of the selected forms for the Egyptian culture and explains their dialog with the cosmos. The architecture of ancient Egypt is one of the most important civilizations in history, which developed of different structures and great architectural monuments along the River Nile....   [tags: Egyptian Pyramids Forms]

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NSA Survellence in American

- The National Security Agency, NSA, is responsible for the protection and management of information being passed to the United States government. Today the information is not just between nation to nation, it involves the passing of American citizen's private information. The NSA has been identified as recording phone calls and copying emails of varies American citizens. The National Security Agency was developed to protect the government and the people they support, but it is hard to trust the NSA when news stations report that the NSA is spying on its' own people's private lives....   [tags: National Security Agency, Protection, Management]

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Compare and Contrast of Two Film Versions of Romeo and Juliet Analysis

- William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is the classic story of two families, the Montague’s and Capulet’s who have an age old feud. Two children of the families, Juliet Capulet and Romeo Montague, meet and fall in love. The feud of their families encourages them to keep their relationship secret. They get married without telling anyone, but their family feud gets in the way. Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt, and Romeo’s friend, Mercutio, get into a sword fight and Mercutio is killed. Romeo kills Tybalt for revenge and is banished from Verona....   [tags: Death, Scenes, Music]

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Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" and Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo + Juliet"

- William Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet," set in 16th century Verona, Italy shares differences with Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo + Juliet," set in modern day Verona Beach. These stories contain the same characters and conflict, however major and minor discrepancies are galore in the story lines of both formats of William Shakespeare's creation. Some major inconsistencies occur, such as Mercutio dying at a beach, portrayed as a hero, instead of being at a bar, looking like a fool, Friar Lawrence's letter is successfully sent to Romeo by mail carriers, however he does not have the opportunity to read it, unlike in the play version, where Romeo does not get the letter from Friar John, a...   [tags: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Baz Luhrmann, Romeo]

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The Statue of Moses by Michelangelo

- Statue of Moses The Middle Ages was ending and the Italian Renaissance was starting. Many people called the Renaissance the rebirth of a New Age. Between the 14th century and 17th century a new way of thinking about the world came about. During the Italian Renaissance, art was very popular. Artists in the Renaissance applied many humanist and religious principles behind their work. Michelangelo Buonarroti was one of the greatest artist and sculptor in the Italian Renaissance. He was born in the village of Caprese on March 6, 1475....   [tags: Renaissance art/sculpture]

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