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Emma Bovary And Ivan Ilych: Evidence Of Psychoanalysis Thirty Years Before Freud

- Sigmund Freud, the founder of modern day psychology and psychoanalysis, described human consciousness as the combination of three elements, id, ego and superego. The id is what controls our personal desires, the superego controls our ideas about where we fit in society and the ego is in between these two elements balancing their effects to help us make rational decisions. Despite the fact that these theories were developed well after Flaubert wrote Madame Bovary or Tolstoy wrote The Death of Ivan Ilych the main characters of each (Emma and Ivan) both represent people who have become dominated by one aspect of their subconscious....   [tags: Flaubert Tolstoy Analysis]

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Snowball And Leon 's Effect On The Society

- Snowball and Leon were thought of as the same but they are different is some ways. Compared to one another Snowball and Leon were handled differently along with the roles they began with, their effects on the society, yet they were the same in their intelligence, and the leader they had was completely faulty against them. First, Leon and Snowball began very differently. In Animal Farm snowball was mistreated by his owner Mr. Jones. While Leon grew up in a flourishing Jewish household. Trotsky had freedom, food, and happiness when he was growing up although that wasn’t the whole story....   [tags: Animal Farm, Leon Trotsky, George Orwell]

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Attending a Reading by Leon Dash

- Rosa Lee and Leon Dash The Reading Brown Series hosted a reading by Leon Dash at the YMCA. Professor Dash was born in 1944 in Massachusetts, but he grew up in the Bronx of New York. He worked as a writer from 1966-1968 for the Washington Post. He was also in the Peace Corp shortly after traveling throughout Africa. He later went back to the Washington Post and has since done studies on various things. I had a hard time trying to find out exactly where the reading was going to take place as I walked around the YMCA....   [tags: Rosa Lee Leon Dash]

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Leon Garfield's Novel Smith

- How Does Leon Garfield structure the novel ‘Smith’ to keep the reader interested. Leon Garfield uses cliffhangers and other techniques to draw the reader into the world that Smith lives in. I am going to explain how the author uses a variety of emotions and moods. As well as that, I am going to discuss how the author links social history with the plot. Then, I am going to clarify how well the ending resolves the readers’ questions. Finally, I am going to expose how the author uses elements of style to his advantage....   [tags: Leon Garfield Novel Smith]

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Analysis Of ' Tolstoy 's ' The Eyes Of The Sky And The Earth '

- A melancholic Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy sits silently looking off into the serene nature scape ahead of him, sipping from his cup of tea, reminiscing upon the lessons of a long life. His mind is buzzing with heartfelt confessions, and the perpetual nagging of questions that are as old as mankind itself. Tolstoy spent much of his life searching the heavens and the earth, in hopes to one day grasp a true understanding to the question, “what is the meaning of life?” Ultimately, his journey came to focus on knowledge and faith....   [tags: Meaning of life, Life, Reason, Leo Tolstoy]

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Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy

- 1) a. By having Pozdnischeff tell his story to someone else, Tolstoy allows the reader to interpret the information for themselves. If the story was told as a first person narrative, the reader would not have had the comparison of values between Pozdnischeff and the other people on the train. b. Tolstoy describes many aspects of the people on the train. He seems to emphasize on their faces and their reactions to the statments spoken by each other character. He does this so that the reader may get a clear representation of who the person is both internally and externally....   [tags: Tolstoy Kreutzer Sonata]

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Tolstoy's War and Peace

- Tolstoy's War and Peace Summary War and Peace tells the story of the Rostovs, an upper-class family in Russia, and several people associated with them. It follows the characters through fifteen years during the Napoleonic Wars, from 1805 to 1820. It gives a fictional description of the events in the life of the Rostov family as well as some of the historical events of the time. Analysis Tolstoy is regarded by some as the greatest writer about war (Bayley 16). He includes details in the military scenes of War and Peace....   [tags: Tolstoy War Peace Essays]

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Family Happiness by Leo Tolstoy

- Despite Tolstoy’s intentions of ultimately turning “Family Happiness” into a novel, an intention which one would expect would render any temporary stopping place awkward and convey the wrong idea, the ending of the story is not actually as disjointed or raw as one would perhaps expect of an unfinished work. There is ample suggestion from the beginning of Sergey Mikhaylych and Masha’s relationship that the two lovers do not fully understand each other or themselves, and set expectations for their marriage based on these misunderstandings so that neither character’s expectations can possibly be met....   [tags: Family Happiness, Leo Tolstoy]

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War and Peace and Tolstoy's View of History

- War and Peace and Tolstoy's View of History       Count Lev Tolstoy wrote abundantly on the philosophical issues that he felt were universally important.  One of the most prolific examples of this is his view of history.  This is set out most clearly and most famously in his largest work, War and Peace.  As Tolstoy claimed himself in a public statement on the work, 'War and Peace is what the author wanted and was able to express in that form in which it was expressed.'  Not only do the themes and incidents in the novel reflect his theory of history, Tolstoy iterates this in less narrative terms in the twelve chapters of the Second Epilogue, described as, 'A general discussion on the histo...   [tags: Tolstoy War and Peace Essays]

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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy is a novel about love and marriage among the Russian aristocracy in the 1870s. Anna is young, beautiful woman married to a powerful government minister, Karenin. She falls in love with the elegant Count Vronsky and after becoming pregnant by him, leaves her husband Karenin and her son Seryozha to live with her lover. Despite the intervention of friends such as her brother Oblonsky, an adulterer himself, she is unable to obtain a divorce, and lives isolated from the society that once glorified her....   [tags: Tolstoy Anna Karenina Russian Literature]

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The Characters of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina

- The Characters of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina       By examining the character list, one immediately notices the value Tolstoy places on character.  With one hundred and forty named characters and several other unnamed characters,  Tolstoy places his central focus in Anna Karenina on the characters. He uses their actions and behavior to develop the plot and exemplify the major themes of the novel.  Tolstoy wishes to examine life as it really is.  Tolstoy gives us a lifelike representation in Anna Karenina by creating  characters, both major and minor, that contribute to the sense of realism....   [tags: Tolstoy Anna Karenina Essays]

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The Broken Spears by Miguel Leon-Portilla

- "The Broken Spears" by Miguel Leon-Portilla The author argues that the Spanish were completely at fault for the total destruction of the Aztec Empire. In Broken spears, the author explains how many factors other than Spanish power contributed to the downfall of the Aztecs. Not only did the Spanish have many advantages over the Aztecs, but also they also exploited them and took advantage of the cultural difference. The main key aspects to the Spanish victory, is that the Spanish were viewed as gods at first because of their appearance, the Aztecs welcomed the Spanish with gifts and festivities, which showed the Spanish had total control of people....   [tags: Aztecs Broken Spears Miguel Leon-Portilla Essays]

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Tolstoy's Anna Karenina

- Tolstoy's Anna Karenina By examining the character list, one immediately notices the value Tolstoy places on character. With one hundred and forty named characters and several other unnamed characters, Tolstoy places his central focus in Anna Karenina on the characters. He uses their actions and behavior to develop the plot and exemplify the major themes of the novel. In contrast to Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Tolstoy wishes to examine life as it really is. Both novels have relationships and adultery as a central theme....   [tags: Anna Karenina Tolstoy]

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Tolstoy's Anna Karenina

- Tolstoy's Anna Karenina The world of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is a world ruled by chance. From the very opening chapters, where a watchman is accidentally run over by a train at Moscow's Petersburg station, to the final, climactic scenes of arbitrary destruction when Levin searches for Kitty in a forest beset by lightning, characters are brought together and forced into action against their will by coincidence and, sometimes, misfortune. That Anna and Vronsky ever meet and begin the fateful affair that becomes the centerpiece of the novel is itself a consequence of a long chain of unrelated events: culminating Anna's sharing a berth with Vronsky's mother on her way to reconcile D...   [tags: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina]

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Leo Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich

- Death of Ivan Ilych 1. Characterize the following individuals           Peter Ivanovich           Gerasim           Proskovya Fedorovna           Vasya Indicate, as well, the ways, in which these individuals help or hinder Ivan Ilych’s spiritual growth. 2. How do (a) the stories associated with the Baal Shem Tov and (b) the biblical tale of Elisha in Damascus illustrate the spiritual journey undertaken by Ivan Ilych. 1. Peter Ivanovich (known from now on as PI) was Ivan’s dearest friend. PI and Ivan have known each other all their lives yet at Ivan’s funeral PI shows no deep remorse....   [tags: The Death of Ivan Ilyich Leo Tolstoy]

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The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy

- In life we often think about death and what our life has become. We never suspect that we will become ill and die, and we very rarely agonize over weather our life is what it should be until its too late, as demonstrated in Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilych." Throughout Tolstoy's life he was religious and enjoyed life, but then as he reached the height of his fame and fourteen he began to question everything he had once believed in. Some people think that "The Death of Ivan Ilych" holds a lot of symbolism between the story and Tolstoy's life....   [tags: Ivan Ilych Death Dying Leo Tolstoy Essays]

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Leo Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich

- Leo Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich I related readily with Ivan Ilyich, the main character in Leo Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich. There was a time when I myself lived my life without regard to the spirituality of life. I, however, was very lucky in that it did not take death looming over my head to realize this. Maybe the fact that my bout of depression’s onset happened sooner in life allowed me to see it sooner. Eric Simpson put it best as “We all die, like Ilyich, and if we only live to live, to create and carve our own meaning into the universe, then life itself becomes ultimately meaningless and painfully insignificant.” The key point here is the “painfully insignific...   [tags: Leo Tolstoy Death Ivan Ilyich Essays]

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The Christain Theme of Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich

- The Christain Theme of Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich       Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich attacks the pursuit of material possessions.  The Ilyich family bases itself upon the unsure foundation of wealth.  As Ivan ascends the rungs of the corporate ladder, he acquires new possessions and articles.  After joining the Civil Service, Ivan buys "new fashionable belongings" at the "very best shops" to keep up appearances (100).  For his wedding to Fiorodovna, Ivan buys "new furniture, new crockery, new linen[s]" to be proper or comme il faut.  He tries in vain to keep up "appearances as ordained by public opinion" (116).  None of these niceties are needed: Ivan buys them purely for t...   [tags: Tolstoy Death Ivan Ilych Essays]

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Flaubert's Madame Bovary and Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina

- Flaubert's Madame Bovary and Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina Gustave Flaubert wrote in Madame Bovary that “someone’s death always causes a kind of stupefaction; so difficult it is to grasp this advent of nothingness and to resign ourselves to the fact that it has actually taken place” (258). Greater still is the stupefaction when the death is suicide, when the advent of nothing has been self-initiated. For the reader of both Flaubert’s Madame Bovary and Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, the literary suicides of the novels’ heroines produce an effect similar to stupor, a pause that is required to accept the reality of death, even within the constructed world of fiction....   [tags: Madame bovary Karenina Tolstoy Stupor]

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The First Chapter of Leo Tolstoy's Death of Ivan Ilyich

- The First Chapter of Leo Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich Poor Ivan Ilych is plagued by not one, but two diseases. While his "floating kidney" ends his life, it is a temporal disease - which is actually healed as his kidney disease progresses - that ruins his life. Ivan spends his life in a small temporal space - he managed to "dismiss his past" (51) and instead spend his life focused on his physical trappings and social standing. In his writing Tolstoy made a large effort to fight this condition, "the prejudice of ....   [tags: Tolstoy Death Ivan Ilych Essays]

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The Role of Women in Society According to Friedrich Nietzsche, Albert Camus, and Leo Tolstoy

- The Role of Women in Society According to Friedrich Nietzsche, Albert Camus, and Leo Tolstoy I am beautiful and mysterious. I take joy in the simple pleasures of life. I have no desires higher than appearance and beauty. I am intelligent, but there is no need for me to show my intellect. In fact, showing my intellect would ruin me; it would diminish my sexual desires and defy my beauty. My intelligence would destroy my desirability. I am filled with fear. It is this fear that defines my womanhood; this fear helps me fulfill my womanly role....   [tags: Feminism Roles Society Camus Tolstoy Essays]

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A Film Analysis of Leon: The Professional

- This is a movie about a professional killer, or "Cleaner", named Léon played by Jean Reno, and his unlikely interaction with a 12-year old girl, Mathilda played by Natalie Portman. Mathilda's family is murdered by corrupt Drug Enforcement Agents (DEA) lead by Agent Stansfield played by Gary Oldman. Agent Stansfield, is portrayed as a drug addict, mentally unstable and an overtly violent and corrupt law enforcement team leader. This movie follows the relationship of the two main characters from the time Léon saves Mathilda's life against his better judgment....   [tags: killer, morals, relationships]

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The Life and Success of Leon Trotsky

- For three centuries prior to the 1917 revolution, Russians lived in a state of dissatisfaction and dissent under the autocratic rule of the Romanov Tzars. Being an autocracy, there was no parliament to stand for the desires of the Russian people, ministers were rarely elected because of any sort of competency, and any sort of public dissent was quickly quelled by the Okhrana, the Russian secret police at the time. Russia was falling behind the rest of the world when it came to industrialisation and modernisation....   [tags: revolution, marxism, Russia]

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Leon and Snowball Comparison

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

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The Kreutzer Sonata By William Tolstoy

- “We must understand the real meaning of the words of the Gospel,--Matthew, V. 28,--that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery '; and these words relate to the wife, to the sister, and not only to the wife of another, but especially to one 's own wife.” (Tolstoy 195). These were the final lines of text Tolstoy wrote as a part of the resolution to his short story, The Kreutzer Sonata. According to this verse, and the themes in several others of his other works, Liev Tolstoy provides us a display of his moral view of right and wrong in relation to desire....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Moral, Religion]

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The Death Of Ivan By Leo Tolstoy

- “The Death of Ivan Ilych” Character Analysis” What is character. Is it something innate, or is it something we develop over time. What defines character in a person, the life they want to lead, or the life their leading. These are all questions that are answered in the short story The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy. defines character as “An account of the qualities or peculiarities of a person or thing.” Ivan Ilych had many different personas that he would put on throughout the story....   [tags: Anton Chekhov, Short story, Novel, Fiction]

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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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

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Tolstoy's "What Is Art?"

- Leo Tolstoy compares art to speech by mentioning that art is a form of communication. The communication that Tolstoy writes about in “What Is Art?” is of two types, good and bad. According to Tolstoy, good art is what carries humanity towards perfection (Tolstoy 383). It is this movement forward in humanity that is emphasized by Tolstoy. Tolstoy informs his readers that speech is what teaches knowledge from human history, but art is what teaches the emotions of mankind’s past. As knowledge becomes obsolete in society it is replaced by new and more relevant information....   [tags: Art]

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The Death Of Ivan, By Leo Tolstoy

- Although written in late nineteenth century, the lessons and motifs in The Death of Ivan Ilych, by Leo Tolstoy, remain appropriate to our ever-changing world1. This novella chronicled the life of Ivan Ilych, delving deep into his psyche. The impending death of Ivan served as the main theme of the novella. Death is a consequence of human existence; for life to exist, so too must death. In particular, doctors and those within the health-care field deal with death regularly. Ivan interacted with many physicians after the onset of his pain and the analysis of these interactions aid in understanding Ivan’s prognosis....   [tags: Physician, Medicine, TARDIS, Patient]

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Food For The Soul By Leo Tolstoy

- Food for the Soul People read for many reasons, some of which are to pass the time, to seek out new experiences, for the sheer pleasure of the language and for the quest of knowledge. Literature is an art, and like art can be very subjective. What one person or society values as good literature may not be looked upon in the same light by another person or society. Some literature transcends time, and will continue to be relevant hundreds of years after it is written, and some literature is relevant at the time it is written, however later may be largely forgotten....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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The Death Of Ivan By Tolstoy

- In the novel The Death of Ivan Ilych by Tolstoy, we see at the beginning of the book that his colleagues, when told of Ivan’s death don’t so any remorse or sadness by his death but think how blessed they are that it was not them. Then the story jumps back thirteen years to when young Ivan is attending law school. The book shows the way Ivan lives and the things he puts in priority in his life and what holds true meaning in his life, which by the end he sees he has lived for the wrong reason. After reading the novel, we analyze the seen and unseen environment, the way he saw the world, and my own experience with illness....   [tags: Life, Meaning of life, Artificial life, Novel]

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Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy

- Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina shows the fall of a high societal woman as she gives up everything for love. She resists society’s expectation of women to submissively dismiss their passions and live for raising a family. Anna and her lover Vronsky attempt to create their own life, separate and independent from society, believing that their love alone will sustain each other. However, they tragically discover that isolation is not a life that they can endure. Vronsky’s love does not mature; he does not know how to develop it beyond passion....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Book Summary]

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Theory of Cognitive Dissonance by Leon Festinger

- “Humans are not a rational animal, but a rationalizing one” (“Class 20”). This was asserted by the much acclaimed, significant, and influential social psychologist Leon Festinger as referencing to his theory of Cognitive Dissonance. Social psychology is “a branch of psychology particularly concerned with understanding social behaviors such as” incentive and compliance (Sheehy). Festinger’s contributions to the social and cognitive branches of psychology as well psychology overall prove themselves worthy to today....   [tags: behaviorism, processing information]

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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

- “Sometimes [one should be] terrified of [the] heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants (Edgar Allen Poe). Endeavors of the heart may be the most dangerous of all, resulting in dismay. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy follows the lives of several families who live in 18th century Russia, each coming from different social groups and classes. The story begins with Anna’s brother Stiva Oblonsky, who is caught having an affair. As a result of this discovery, Anna must leave her family in St....   [tags: literary analysis, allen poe]

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The Devil, By Leo Tolstoy

- The ability to observe different varieties of things on a daily basis is a huge part of everyone’s lives. The power of the individual mind comes from its capacity to apply these observations, which may sometimes incorporate some misconceptions that result in dire repercussions. In “The Devil,” Leo Tolstoy tells the story of Evgeny Irtenev, a young man who finds himself in a position of relentless lust after inheriting his father’s country estate. Before finding the right woman to marry as well as being accustomed to readily available sexual services, Evgeny arranges numerous encounters with a married peasant woman, who he continues to see until he meets his prospective wife....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Sexual intercourse, Wife]

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The Valley Of Death By Leon Chauncey Cooper

- The Valley of Death It’s 4:35 pm, as he walked through the shadow of the valley of death, he must had taken a look and realized all the damage that he had done. Leon Chauncey Cooper, a San Quentin State Prison death row inmate convicted of the 1998 rape and murder of his stepdaughter in Sacramento County died Wednesday March 18, 2015. He was not executed, but pronounced dead at 4:40 p.m. His cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy, (CBS). With Leon Chauncey, the list of inmates in death row that have died of other causes surpasses the list of inmates that have been executed in the State of California....   [tags: Capital punishment, Lethal injection, Death row]

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United States V. Leon Case

- United States v. Leon Stanforth, 2 United States v. Leon: Evidence Obtained by Good Faith Skylar Stanforth Liberty High School AP Government 4A United States v. Leon was a U.S. Supreme Court case about drug trafficking, where the Supreme Court created the exception of ?good faith. to the exclusionary rule. In August 1981, in Burbank, California, the California Police Department received an anonymous tip, accusing Armando Sanchez and Patsy Stewart as drug dealers. Police began watching their homes and followed leads based on the cars that were regularly seen at the homes....   [tags: Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution]

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The Life and Works of Leon Battista Alberti

- Europe after the Black Death moved into a period of intense creative revolution and advancement in all creative fields. This Renaissance period moved all aspects art and architecture away from the medieval gothic style and into a time of classical rejuvenation. The architectural side of this movement grew out of Italian cities like Florence, Venice and Rome and would greatly impact architectural design throughout the world for centuries. Among the most influential architects of this period was Leon Battista Alberti, a prodigious writer, thinker and designer from Florence....   [tags: Renaissance Architecture, Italian Cortile]

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The Inspiring Actions of Audie Leon Murphy

- Audie Leon Murphy has earned all available U.S. military combat award for valor possible from the United States Army. He was also decorated by Belgium and France for his service. He serviced in the European Theater of Operations along with the Mediterranean. on January 26, 1945 Murphy earned the medal of honor because of what he had did at the Colmar Pocket near Holtzwihr, France when he was only 19 years old. He received it for his defensive actions against German troops- this shows his selfless service and personal courage....   [tags: military, courage, loyalty]

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The Leon S. Peters Honors Program

- My life, it has been one filled with many accomplishments, and yet it is also one that is tinged with hard times and struggles. Hence this has shaped who I am today and why I think I can succeed in the Leon S. Peters Honors program; because I believe our struggles shape our character, and who we will become. It leads us to our epiphany, our self-discovery of what we want to accomplish in life, and why we want to change the world for the better; this is the building block of what makes us human. During my youth, I went to a private elementary school called: The Armenian Community School Of Fresno, although I struggled at school, because I was a very anxious kid....   [tags: Collegiate Education]

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Tolstoy's Influence on Notorious Leaders of the World

- ... In an 1863 letter to his cousin, Alexandra, Tolstoy wrote that, “I have never felt my mental and even moral powers so free and ready for work” (Heims, p. 75). Tolstoy’s War and Peace and Anna Karenina are both fiction novels that strongly reflect his anarchist views and beliefs. When reading any of Tolstoy’s works the reader can tell that Tolstoy is an anarchist, and those anarchist beliefs expressed in his books have inspired many great leaders and revolutionaries, like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr....   [tags: Gandhi, Marin Luther King Jr.]

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William Tolstoy 's `` The Old Woman ``

- his boots to his nephew as a last request of him, serving his family before falling ill and departing from this world (Tolstoy 49). The “old” lady also referred to as mother that was the one of the three deaths is seen as the wrong and unnatural death. She is not in actuality old, but rather middle aged. However she has made herself sick by perpetuating her illness and how terrible life has been to her (Tolstoy 47). She becomes haggard over time and has mistreated her body and overall health according to the text, and is described as the old woman in the book....   [tags: Life, Death, Disease, Old age]

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The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

- Fear is only one of the emotions that drive people. Society and even religion uses fear in the form of consequences to persuade people to control their EGO. The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy allows the readers to learn the consequences of living a completely selfish, non-Christian life without actually having to make Ivan’s mistakes. At face value, The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy is not a Christian novel. There is no mention of spirituality until the final chapter of the book, ****** there are only vague references to life after death with no mention of Christianity....   [tags: The Death of Ivan Ilyich]

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Tolstoy´s Ivan Ilyich

- ... “…The first thought that occurred to each of the gentlemen in this office, learning of Ivan Ilyich’s death, was what effect it would have on their own transfers and promotions or those of their acquaintances.” (Tolstoy, pg 32) The individuals’ initial reaction to the death is not remorse, which would be appropriate if Ivan’s so called “friends” were truly loyal; instead everyone is concerned with how they will be advantaged. Everyone desires to be promoted and be recognized in their competitive society, so much so that they are willing to exchange that at the expense of their acquaintances....   [tags: society, materialistic, conformist]

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Leo Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilych

- Leo Tolstoy uses Gerasim in “The Death of Ivan Ilych” as a tool to demonstrate Ivan’s inability to grasp the concept of death. Although Ivan is physically alive throughout the story he does not become mentally and spiritually alive until the final moments of his life. Gerasim is used to reveal the importance of human interaction and compassion and the role it plays in permitting an individual to live a truly satisfying life. Despite Ivan’s family living in a fairly high society, Gerasim, Ivan's butler, reflects on the true way of living....   [tags: Ivan, character analysis]

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"The Death of Ivan Ilych", by Leo Tolstoy

- The story of In "The Death of Ivan Ilych", was written by Leo Tolstoy around who examines the life of a man, Ivan Ilyich, who would seem to have lived an exemplary life with moderate wealth, high station, and family. By story's end, however, Ivan's life will be shown to be devoid of passion -- a life of duties, responsibilities, respect, work, and cold objectivity to everything and everyone around Ivan. It is not until Ivan is on his death bed in his final moments that he realizes that materialism had brought to his life only envy, possessiveness, and non-generosity and that the personal relationships we forge are more important than who we are or what we own....   [tags: The Death of Ivan Ilych]

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Juan Ponce de Leon: The Spanish Explorer

- Juan Ponce de Leon is most recognized as the Spanish explorer who discovered Florida. However this was not his only achievement or contribution to the Spanish empire. Prior to discovering Florida he helped fight off the last of the Moors in Granada, he prevented the Indians from attacking the Spaniards in Hispaniola, he served as the first governor of Puerto Rico, discovered other geographical features off of Florida’s coast all while never giving up on his quest for gold or to gain the same recognition as Christopher Columbus....   [tags: discovering florida, new world, columbus]

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Analysis Of Leo Tolstoy 's Literature

- People read for many reasons, some of which are to pass the time, to seek out new experiences, for the sheer pleasure of the language and for the quest of knowledge. Literature is an art, and like art can be very subjective. What one person or society values as good literature may not be looked upon in the same light by another person or society. Some literature transcends time, and will continue to be relevant hundreds of years after it is written, and some literature will be relevant at the time it is written, however later may be largely forgotten....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Fiction]

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The Life of Leon Trotsky

- The Life of Leon Trotsky Leon Trotsky is well recognised as one of the greatest Marxists that ever lived. After being arrested, sentenced to exile twice and supporting the Mensheviks, Trotsky was deported to New York Citywhere he was to be a peaceful, productive member of society. Following the removal of the Tsar during the Russian Revolution, Trotsky returned to Russia in May 1917. In August 1917, Trotsky joined the Central Committee of the Bolshevik party whose leader was none other than Vladimir Lenin....   [tags: Papers]

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Juan Ponce De Leon : The New Land

- Spain sent several explorers to the new land. Juan Ponce de Leon, the governor of Puerto Rico explored Florida, and Hernado De Soto traveled to North Carolina, along the Mississippi, and down the Arkansas River, looting and destroying Indian villages as he went. Francisco Vasquez de Coronado traveled through the south in hopes of discovering gold and other riches. Spain began forming settlements in North American in a strategic move to protect their South America empire. St. Augustine was the first European settlement in the United States, set up to for the sole purpose of protecting the southern edge of the continent....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Who Painted the Leon?

- Who Painted the Leon. In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, a reader is introduced to a rather bizarre and heterogeneous group of people leaving for a pilgrimage. The Wife of Bath is the most interesting and lively character of the group. Her "Prologue" and "Tale" provide readers with a moral lesson as well as comic relief. The Wife's "Prologue" serves as an overture to her "Tale", in which she states a very important point regarding the nature of women and their most sacred desires. According to this character, women desire sovereignty, or power, over their men most in the world....   [tags: Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales Essays]

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I Am Tolstoy, But Not A Tolstoyian

- In 1828, somewhere in the countryside north of Moscow, Leo Tolstoy was born into the Russian nobility. Count Tolstoy, although acquainted with the finer things that life had to offer, new that the Romantic view of the world was false early in his life. His mother left this world when he was two, and his father undoubtedly told horrific stories of the chaotic Napoleonic Wars. This, coupled with the consecutive deaths of not only his father, but his favorite aunts and grandmother, all before his twenty-first birthday, a three year stint in the military during the Crimean war, and the works of masters such as Rousseau, Voltaire, Hegel, Darwin, Dickens, Gogol, and the New Testament...   [tags: essays research papers]

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War And Peace By Leo Tolstoy

- Then novel War and Peace was written by a famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy in 1865. The novel describes the war with Napoleon in which many countries were involved such as Russia, Austrian, Prussia, Spain, Sweden, and Britain. The novel mainly focuses on Russia. It reflects the different views and participation in the war of Russian aristocracy and peasants and also shows Tolstoy’s negative viewpoint on the war. Showing the war, Tolstoy describes Napoleon’s attack on Russia, the battle of Borodino, the slow retrieval of the Russian army, the conquest of Moscow by Napoleon, the fire in Moscow, and the retrieval of Napoleon’s army during a deadly winter....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Leon Trotsky

- Leon Trotsky Julius Martov, letter to Pavel Axelrod on Leon Trotsky (2nd March, 1903) Lenin has proposed to us that we admit Trotsky, whom you know, to the board of editors, with full rights. His literary work shows undeniable talent, he is quite "ours" in thought, he has wholly identified himself with the interests of Iskra, and here, abroad, he wields considerable influence, thanks to his exceptional eloquence. He speaks magnificently; he could not do better. Anatole Lunarcharsky wrote about the role of Trotsky in the failed 1905 Russian Revolution his book Silhouettes....   [tags: Papers]

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Anna Karenina by Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

- One of literature’s most beloved works is Anna Karenina, written by the famous Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy in 1877. Leo Tolstoy was a Russian author who wrote many epic-length novels as well as short stories in the genre of realistic fiction. As a writer, Tolstoy tends to focus on the major and minor details of everyday Russian events, and in the space of a single page can enlighten the reader of a character’s entire past and lifestyle. He is a master of close-ups: short segments in a novel that describe something in great detail....   [tags: literary, story and character analysis]

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Leo Tolstoy’s Timeless Novel, Anna Karenina

- The end of November, 2012 was marked in the USA by the release of the new version of “Anna Karenina.” Director of the film, Joe Wright, adopts Leo Tolstoy’s novel with the identical name. Although, a novel “Anna Karenina” “has traveled to the big screen dozens of times, from a handful of silent films dating to the birth of cinema to a 1997 English language version starring French actress Sophie Marceau” (Siegel, 2012p. 2), nonetheless this tragic love story still remains relevant to the present day....   [tags: Wisdom about Marriage]

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Family in The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

- In The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Leo Tolstoy tells the story of a high court judge, Ivan Ilyich Golovin, who lives in Russia during the 1800s. The story centers on a tragedy that befalls Ivan. He takes a fall while finishing the decorations in his new home. While falling, he banged his side against the window frame. As time passes, his health starts to slowly deteriorate until he is permanently bedridden and miserable. Throughout the novella Ivan’s family, most particularly his wife Praskovya Fedorovna, is a consistent annoyance in his otherwise straight-forward life....   [tags: Illness, Relationships, Death]

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How Did Leo Tolstoy Influence Chris McCandless?

- “The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” (Chris McCandless) This was said by McCandless because he could not find happiness from his family so he went out to go find happiness. The book Into the Wild, by John Krakauer, was a book about a person named Chris McCandless, who could not find happiness from his family because they always provided him with all the materials he needed....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Leo Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Illych

- Death’s Implications: Analyzing The Death of Ivan Illych Leo Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Illych has proven to be a profoundly important work in the understanding of mortality. By adding to this understanding, Tolstoy implores readers to accept the ultimate reality that death is inevitable. If there is one thing Tolstoy makes quite clear, it is that nobody lives forever and death can be a horrifying, painful, and sobering experience. Ivan Illych, a successful man of the law, ends up fatally injuring himself whilst putting up curtains....   [tags: law, russian bourgeois society ]

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The Death Of Van Ilyich By Leo Tolstoy And Hedda Gabler

- Do we plan how we live our own life without following the society or do we live a life that follow what people in the higher level of society consider to be proper. Choosing how to live our life. However even if you chooses to dictate your own life without following what the society tells you to do; can you really achieve that freedom. In two book the “Death of Van Ilyich” by Leo Tolstoy and “Hedda Gabler” by Henrik Ibsen we’ll see two different person who choose to walk two different path. Ivan Ilyich from the book “Death of Ivan Ilyich” by Leo Tolstoy live what he thinks to be proper life....   [tags: Hedda Gabler, Henrik Ibsen, Anton Chekhov]

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Joseph Tolstoy 's The Death Of Ivan Ilyich

- Karl Marx once stated, “The workers have nothing to lose but their chains.” Leo Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich focuses on the middle class struggles in Russia during the 1800s and how materialism has negative impacts on people in society. Tolstoy uses the novella to demonstrate how Russian society was imperfect in the 1800s and Tolstoy portrayed ideals similar to Marxism in the book. Marxism is the ideology that everyone should be equal in regards to class, education, economics and politics....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Bourgeoisie]

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Don Juan Ponce De Leon

- Spanish 10th essay Ponce De Leon Don Juan Ponce de Leon "To bad he had to kick the bucket!" 	Don Juan Ponce de Leon was a Spanish conqueror and explorer. He was born around 1460 in San Tervas de Campos, Spain. Ponce de Leon lived during an age of great discovery and excitement. Ponce de Leon is well known, claiming and naming what is now Florida, the discovery of Puerto Rico, and his never-ending search for the old time classic, the Fountain of Youth. On November 19, 1493 Ponce de Leon was one of the first Europeans to see the small island of Borinquen, the Indian name for Puerto Rico....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Devil, by Leo Tolstoy: Feminist Critical Theory Essay

- The battle between what is right and wrong is a classic struggle that has existed from the beginning of time. The most honorable people face the crossroad of choosing either the angel’s path or the devil’s; one path leads to an honest yet difficult life while the other is an easy and selfish one. Throughout history, women have been portrayed as the reason of Man’s downfall. The male dominated world has created stereotypes to blame females for their defeats due to ignorance. Leo Tolstoy’s “The Devil” explores the dichotomy of the objectification of women as the angel and the devil....   [tags: Female Stereotype, Sexual Desire]

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Tolstoy's Philosophy of Art

- Tolstoy's Philosophy of Art Tolstoy approaches art with a very specific and narrow view of what is real and what is counterfeit in classifying artwork and what makes a work of art good or bad. Tolstoy believes that a work of art can be classified as "real" if and only if "one man consciously by means of certain external signs, hands on to others feelings he has lived through, and that others are infected by these feelings and also experience them" (10). He believes that art can only be defined as real by its ability to make the audience feel what the artist had intended to convey with his/her artwork....   [tags: Visual Arts Paintings Art]

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Leo Tolstoy's Handji Murat

- Hadji Murat, Tolstoy’s second book with the Caucasus as its setting can be considered a work of historical fiction that is a beautiful tale of resistance, and a window into not only the Caucasian War of the mid-nineteenth century, but also the culture of the Russian Empire during this period. As a work of fiction the reader must be wary of depictions of actual persons such as Tsar Nicholas I, whom Tolstoy was not enamored with, to say the least, but many insights about the period and its people can be gleaned from the story....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Feminist Analysis of Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

- Anna Karenina is a novel by the prominent Russian author Leo Tolstoy. It was published in serial installments between 1873 and 1877. Tolstoy himself claimed that Anna Karenina was his first novel. Despite criticism that the novel was indeed two separate novels, there was much acclaim. Fellow Russian author Dostoevsky hailed it as “a flawless work of art” ( Despite the criticism that Anna Karenina is actually two novels, Tolstoy insisted that it is one novel. Although certain characters hardly ever interact, they are still aware of each other and one’s actions have even the smallest influence on the other....   [tags: Oblonsky family]

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The Depiction of Male/Female Relationships in Tolstoy's War and Peace

- The period is the early 19th century; those involved and discussed in this essay are for the most part Russian gentry. Increasingly relaxed social mores in the “developed” world, including the greater freedom to choose to whom one gets married to as well as increased women’s sexual rights, were much more uncommon during the time that War and Peace takes place. Tolstoy, an outspoken critic of arranged marriages, uses the characters in his novel as a way of exploring the various types of love, and in general the interactions between men and women of the time....   [tags: war and peace]

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Trouble In Mind by Leon F. Litwack

- Trouble In Mind by Leon F. Litwack Leon F. Litwack is the author of Trouble in Mind. Litwack is an American historian and professor of history at the University of California at Berkeley. He was born in 1929 in Santa Barbara, California. In 1951, Litwack received is Bachelor Degree and then continued to further his education. In 1958, he received his Ph. D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Samuel Eliot Morison and Henry Steele Commager wrote the book that sparked Litwack's curiosity in history....   [tags: Trouble Mind Litwack]

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Double Standards in Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

- Within most forms of literature there seems to be a representation of a double standard. Even in our societies double standards not only exist but are prevalent. In literature though double standards are sometimes not always noticeable to the reader, however in the texts that we have read double standards are not only noticeable, but are written in a way as if the author wants the reader to pick up on this. It’s fairly comprehensive how when it comes to adultery that the female characters suffer far more from their consequences than the males....   [tags: bad girls, marriage, cheating, corruption]

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Broken Spears by Miguel Leon-Portilla

- The Broken Spears is a book written by Miguel Leon-Portilla that gives accounts of the fall of the Aztec Empire to the Spanish in the early 16th century. The book is much different from others written about the defeat of the empire because it was written from the vantage point of the Aztecs rather then the Spanish. Portilla describes in-depth many different reasons why the Spanish were successful in the defeat of such a strong Empire. Portilla starts out by giving a thorough background of the culture and religious beliefs....   [tags: Aztecs History, Motecuhzoma]

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Snowball from Animal Farm and Leon Trotsky's Roles in the Russian Revolution

- ... But in someway, Snowball lack inventiveness. He copies the ways of the humans, but is too satisfied to say that they were not his inventive ideas. In this way, he is much like the person he is representing. Snowball clues not by the choice of the people around him, but because of his ability to mislead and terrify others. Snowball believes in a sustained revolution: He claims that in demand to support and defend Animal Farm and toughen the certainty of Old Major’s dream of a life without humans, mixt up rebellions in other farms throughout England....   [tags: leader, rebellion, speaker]

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Leon Trotsky, a Leader of the Bolshevik Revolution and Early Architect of the Soviet State

- ... Throughout his political career Trotsky was able to use his oratory skills to persuade others, like those delivered throughout the Civil War to raise morale amongst the Troops and to convince deserters to rejoin the communist cause. The historian B. Williams stated that “to Lenin, Trotsky was a valuable ally. It was Trotsky whose oratory could sway crowds.” Additionally, not only did Trotsky possess oratory skills but his writings for prominent socialist newspapers such as the Iskra and the Nachalo, highlighted his talent for writing....   [tags: political career, history]

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Racism: A Global Issue Desperate for Unity by Andrew Leon Hanna

- Most people would agree when I say that racism is a disease in our society that has been uncured for as long as anyone can remember. Even after the enactment of many anti-racism laws, racism still has not been eradicated. Andrew Leon Hanna from Duke University explains in his article, “Racism: A Global Issue Desperate for Unity”, that racism is a global issue in need of unity. He argues that, if everyone unites in an effort to end racism, we will eventually be able to stop it for good. However, his argument will not work because waiting for everyone to unite is going to take a long time....   [tags: combat racism, colorblind idelogy]

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Tolstoy's Three Hermits, His Tradition, and The Russian Orthodox Church

- Throughout his life Lev (Leo) Nikolayevich Tolstoy struggled with his faith and the teachings of the Russian Orthodox Church. Tolstoy had his own ideas and interpretations of morality, teachings of Jesus, and the nature of God himself. He would implant his ideas, philosophy, and morality into his works. Tolstoy wanted to teach his readers something about how to live your life morally straight. In this paper the theme of the nature of prayer is explored in Tolstoy’s short story Three Hermits. That theme of the nature of prayer in Leo Tolstoy’s Three Hermits does not fit well with the Russian Orthodox Christian dogma of his time period....   [tags: Russian literature, philosophy]

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A Critical Analysis Of Tolstoy 's How Much Land Does A Man Need?

- Life as We Know It: A Critical Analysis of Tolstoy’s How Much Land Does a Man Need. Tolstoy’s How Much Land Does a Man Need?, was my absolute favorite story of all of the Continental Europe readings we have done for this class. I found it powerful and quite moving. Tolstoy has a way with words that not only includes massive amounts of detail, but also he includes key phrases throughout his short stories that are quite impactful and add emphasis to the entire theme of each individual story. I particularly loved his story, How Much Land Does a Man Need?, because it caused me to think and truly examine my own life....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Anton Chekhov, Novel]

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Leon Trotsky's Contribution to the Success of the Bolsheviks Up To 1922

- Leon Trotsky's Contribution to the Success of the Bolsheviks Up To 1922 In this essay I will explain Leon Trotsky's contribution to the success of the Bolsheviks. I will consider a number of reasons including his organisation of the revolution, his actions on the 6th - 8th November 1917, public speaking, The Red Army & civil war, and the Kronstadt uprising. I will finish with a clear, concise, conclusion. Leon Trotsky was born in 1879 in a remote part of southern Ukraine. He was the son of a Jewish farmer and was educated ant Odessa University....   [tags: Papers]

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After the Ball, by Leo Tolstoy: The Impact of Cultural Objects on Individual Social Identity

- When reading Leo Tolstoy’s After the Ball, the impression of ideology shaping judgment, or perception of the world, is delivered in the first line. The concept that good and bad may just be a matter of perspective is a large part of this short story, especially in how your “environment” or ideology causes you to value things differently. In this paper I will look to explore how ideological sign-exchange value of objects in Ivan Vasilyevich’s experience at the ball, as well as in life, can have multiple meanings, and how those values affect an individual’s stature in class structure....   [tags: Classes, Perspective and Value]

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Why Do People Attempting Sexually Seduce Someone? Leo Tolstoy

- Why do people try to sexually seduce someone. Leo Tolstoy once said, “I think… if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are heart.” Men epically try to win a woman’s heart by seducing her with meaningful words or by impressing her with his poetic language. John Donne wrote two poems that seduce women, but one is not as successful as he wants it to be; “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning” is romantic and poetic; however, “A Flea” is not as effective for winning a women’s heart....   [tags: Marriage, Sexual intercourse, Seduction, Poetry]

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Views on Marriage and Divorce in Tolstoy's Anna Karenina

- Marriage and family are prevailing themes in the major works of Tolstoy. In War & Peace the marriage of Pierre to Hélène is later contrasted with that of Pierre's later marriage with Natasha (among others) and in Anna Karenina, the novel is in some ways two separate stories of two separate marriages. On one hand is the union between Levin and Kitty and on the other is Anna Arkádyevna and Alexéy Karenin. One is a marriage coming together, while the other is one breaking apart. Based on the characterization of the players involved, coupled with parallels to Tolstoy's own life it is possible to discern his philosophy towards marriage and therefore why each character's fate was chosen at the out...   [tags: Anna Karenina Essays]

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Tolstoy's Perspective on Women's Rights as Depicted in Anna Karenina

- "Vengeance is mine; I will repay," states the darkly foretelling epigraph of Leo Tolstoy's famous novel Anna Karenina. Throughout the work, the author seems torn between feminist and misogynist sympathies, leading one to wonder if the above quote is directed at the adulterous Anna--the only character in the novel who pays for her transgressions with her life. At first, Tolstoy seems to sympathize with Anna, contrasting her situation with that of her brother Stiva, who has also committed adultery but received no social chastisement....   [tags: European Literature]

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