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The Montessori : An Educational Theory Developed By Maria Montessori

- Jennifer Baker-Powers, Upper Midwest Lead Teacher, Raintree Montessori How would you describe the Montessori method to someone who has no previous experience with it. “The Montessori method is an educational theory developed by Maria Montessori over 100 years ago. It took into account the child 's developmental and emotional needs and designed classrooms and materials where children learn and grow at their own pace in academics and life skills, as well as basic grace and courtesies." How is a Montessori program different from other preschool programs....   [tags: Pedagogy, Maria Montessori, Education, Teacher]

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Maria Montessori: From Marginal to Mainstream

- Maria Montessori: From Marginal to Mainstream Biographical Background When I was at school we had a teacher whose fixed idea was to make us learn the lives of famous women, in order to incite us to imitate them. The exhortation which accompanied the narration was always the same: "You too should try to become famous. Would you not like to become famous?" "Oh no,' I replied drily one day, "I shall never be that. I care to much for the children of the future to add yet another biography to the list." --Maria Montessori Maria Montessori was born in the town of Chiravalle in the province of Ancona August 31, 1870, the same year Italy became a unified Nation....   [tags: People Maria Montessori Papers]

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All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

- German author Erich Maria Remarque, known for his novel ' 'All Quiet on the Western Front ' ', was a famous author who wrote several novels, short stories, and screenplays. At the end of this lesson, you will have some background information about Remarque who not only wrote great literature, but also fought in World War I with Adolf Hitler. !!!Biography Erich Maria Remarque was born on June 22, 1898 in Osnabruck, Germany and died on September 25, 1970 at the age of 72. In his middle teen years, Remarque began writing essays, poems, and a novel that wouldn 't be published until 1920....   [tags: World War II, Adolf Hitler, Erich Maria Remarque]

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All Very, The Western Front, By Erich Maria Remarque

- In Erich Maria Remarque’s, “ All Quite In The Western front”, he tells a story about a young man, Paul Baumer, and his classmates, Leer, Müller, and Kropp, who voluntarily enlisted in the German army during World War I. They chose to enlist voluntarily after their teacher, Kantorek, made a very inspiring patriotic speech. But after a few weeks they regretted their choice. The barbaric training and the life in the front brought constant mental and physical terrors to the life of these soldiers. They no longer believed in the ideals of nationalism and patriotism that the teacher’s speech had inspired in them....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Erich Maria Remarque]

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Use of Opinions, Voices, and Actions in Maria Concepcion

- Use of Opinions, Voices, and Actions in Maria Concepcion "María Concepción did not weep when Juan left her; and when the baby was born, and died within four days, she did not weep" (Porter 144). Katherine Anne Porter's used various writing techniques to develop María Concepción as a round and dynamic character. These methods included the discussion of María's actions, her speech, and by telling what other characters think about María. As a round character María Concepción expressed contradictory attitudes, and diverse personality traits....   [tags: Maria Concepcion Essays]

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Maria Martinez and Her Pueblo Pottery

- Maria Martinez and Her Pueblo Pottery One of the most well known figures of the twentieth century pottery world is Maria Martinez. Maria Martinez is a Pueblo Indian part of the San Ildefondo tribe. Pueblo pottery from the American Southwest holds a unique place in ceramic art forms of American art. It is full of age-old tradition and culture handed down form family members and potters of the past. The old Pueblo ways of creating it still hold true today and have not been changed or influenced like so many other styles in modern times....   [tags: Maria Martinez Pottery Pueblo Indian Essays]

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Hope Leslie by Catharine Maria Sedgwick

- Hope Leslie by Catharine Maria Sedgwick American Puritans in the 17th century were known for their fervor for personal godliness and doctrinal correctness. In addition to believing in the absolute sovereignty of God, the total depravity of man, and the complete dependence of human beings on divine grace for salvation, they stressed the importance of personal religious experience. In her novel Hope Leslie, Catharine Maria Sedgwick critiques the idea of Puritanism and shows its deficiencies through the characters of Everell Fletcher, Hope Leslie, and Magawisca....   [tags: Hope Leslie Catharine maria Sedgwick Essays]

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The Work Of Maria Montessori

- ... Welcome to the Casa dei Bambini [the Children 's House]" (Pollard). In 1934, Maria traveled to Barcelona "where she had to be rescued during the civil war, the to India, where she was interned as an enemy alien" (Time). Finally, here journeys ended when she settled in the Netherlands where she died. "Her last words were directed to her adopted son Mario, who had gradually taken over her work: 'What are you planning for the reform of the world. '" (Time). Major Theories "Maria Montessori was not a trained teacher, although she had studied theories of education....   [tags: Pedagogy, Educational psychology]

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Maria Montessori's Method and Theory

- ... • A constructive or discovery model where students learn concepts from working with materials, rather than by direct instruction. • Specialised educational materials developed by Montessori. In the photograph above (Fig. 1) we can see a very recent Montessori school in England. In this photograph it shows that the children are all spaced out and doing different activities. You can also see that her legacy is still going. You can tell the children are from a different age group. Maria Montessori was very concerned by the physical arrangements and qualities of the classroom....   [tags: educationla philosophies]

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The Moths By Helena Maria Viramontes

- ... The author’s lack of interest to attend mass every sunday leads the father to constantly complain to the author’s mother on how horrible she had raised their daughters. Her father was persistent in telling the author that she ought to go to mass to “save [her] goddamn sinning soul,” or she was not permitted to leave the house (Viramontes 34). The author is facing gender and religious oppression because she is forced into a belief system in which she does not abide by, and the fact that because she does not follow her gender norm, she is considered a belligerent child....   [tags: Family, Short story, Mother]

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Biography of Dr. Maria Montessori

- Dr. Maria Montessori came up with the Montessori Method over 100 years ago. Maria was an Italian educator and physician. She ended up organising the Montessori Method of education for children and, was also the first women to receive a medical degree in 1894. The Montessori Method is in a child-centered educational approach and it’s based on scientific observations from birth to adulthood. Maria based her approach to children on their natural learning tendencies. Maria Montessori was born in Chiaravalle Italy in 1870....   [tags: children, montessori method, education]

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Helena Maria Veramontes' The Moths

- Helena Maria Veramontes writes her short story “The Moths” from the first person point of view, placing her fourteen year old protagonist female character as a guide through the process of spiritual re-birth. The girl begins the story with a description of the debt she owes her Abuelita—the only adult who has treated her with kindness and respect. She describes her Apa (Father) and Ama (Mother), along with two sisters as if they live in the same household, yet are born from two different worlds....   [tags: short story analysis]

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Biography: Maria Sibylla Merian

- As an artist, she was gifted. As a woman, she was intelligent, independent, and brave. Maria Sibylla Merian was a remarkable European woman and artist with an interesting passion for insects and nature, more specifically, with the process of metamorphosis. Her choice to follow her interests and pursue opportunities took her to one of the richest sources of insects, and subsequently inspiration for her work. Her choice to travel from the comfort of the Western World, to the Dutch colony of Surinam, allowed for an unprecedented view of the insect life outside of Europe, which in turn allowed Merian to produce art that inspired and sparked curiosity in those who had never seen anything like it...   [tags: surinam, metamorphosis, insects]

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Maria Chavez : The Oldest Of Her Family

- Maria Chavez, a 15 year old Latina female, was referred to your clinic by her primary physician after her parents brought her in for a checkup. Maria had been experiencing low energy levels, spending far more time sleeping than was usual for her and complaining of stomach pains. She had missed several days of school recently spending the entire day in bed. After three days, Maria’s parents insisted that she return to school, at the completion of the school day Maria would go immediately to bed upon arriving home....   [tags: Family, Mother, Interpersonal relationship]

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The Montessori Method and Biography of Maria Montessori

- The Montessori Method was a method developed by an Italian philosopher, Maria Montessori which was developed in the year of 1897. The Montessori Method was an emphasis on emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development. This indicated that a child was able to learn in a way that suits the child best, and is allowed to learn how they would like; along with the guidance of a teacher to ensure that the child would stay on task and/or topic....   [tags: independence, limits, development]

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Maria Montessori and the Montessori Method of Teaching

- Maria Montessori was born in 1870 in the town of Chiaravalle, Italy. Her dream was to become an engineer but luckily for us she ended up being the first woman to graduate from the University of Rome La Sapienza Medical School, becoming the first female doctor in Italy. Montessori became intrigued with trying to educate the “special needs” or “unhappy little ones” [Michael Olaf’s Essential Montessori: School Edition for ages 3-12+] Dr. Maria Montessori was a great child theorist. Dr. Montessori’s first notable success was when she had several of her eight year old students apply to take the State examinations for reading and writing....   [tags: special needs, preschool, early education]

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Educational Achievements And Discoveries Of Maria Montessori

- ... Bell formed the Montessori Educational Association, which included on its board Margaret Woodrow Wilson, the President’s daughter. By the end of 1913 there were nearly 100 Montessori schools in America and the system of education was well-known enough to be the subject of controversy. (pg.8) Late in 1913 Maria Montessori was invited to the United States to spend time with people who had interested in the work that she did. Thayer-Bacon mentions that these people include (2012) the Bells, Thomas Edison, Helen Keller, Margaret Wilson, Jane Addams, and Ella Flagg Young....   [tags: Education, United States, Montessori method]

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Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra - The Leader

- ... He loved to travel to different regions energized Ecuadorians to support him. He possessed the ability to speak in public, making the people feel as though only he, himself, could solve the problems of Ecuador. He began his first term on September 1 of 1934; There where several factors that affected the democracy in Ecuador, like, the state of the economy, corruption within government, and the present of riots; He went into exile in Colombia, where he worked in the modest school in the city of Santander Sevilla, at this time, Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra was described from his followers as a great social and political leader, developing a strong trait approach, principal characteristics...   [tags: Five time president of Ecuador]

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Maria Montessory´s Methods and Theories

- The philosopher who I have chosen to talk about in this essay is Maria Montessori. Maria Montessori’s method and theory has quite inspired me, any child would enjoy coming to school because it is a place for him or her to work in their own environment. The Montessori franchise is a global success story. Montessori schools provide a carefully prepared environment. It also provides opportunities for children to grow intellectually and emotionally. Maria Montessori cared a lot about children and children’s education....   [tags: education, children, schools]

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Maria Lugones’ Notion of the Arrogant Perceiver

- "It’s easy to talk about; it’s easy to sum it up when you just talk about practice. We sittin' in here, I'm supposed to be the franchise player, and we in here talkin' about practice. I mean listen, we talking bout practice. Not a game, not a game, not a game. We talking bout practice. Not a game, not a, not a, not the game that I go out there and die for, and play every game like it’s my last. Not the game. We talking' bout practice, man.”- Allen Iverson on his lack of effort in practice in an interview with the press conference when they asked him about missing a practice....   [tags: women, children, stereotypes]

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Maria Montessori: Italian Physician and Educator

- The first woman that became an acceptation concerning women and education was Maria Montessori. Thinks to Maria Montessori and her efforts in education, women all over can be inspired to achieve an education in any area that they aspire. The reason why Montessori is so important is because of her philosophy that children should be taught and treated respectfully. “Perhaps this stemmed, in part, from her school experiences”.4 When Montessori was a child, she developed this way of thinking that grownups should respect kids, after overhearing a teacher talk about her....   [tags: education philosphies]

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Madonna and Maria Callas: Two Divas

- The Oxford English dictionary defines a diva as "a distinguished female singer" (Oxford University Press, 2014). Both Maria Callas and Madonna fit this definition, despite doubts in their singing ability. They share a dramatic presence, both on and off stage, which distinguishes them from others. Madonna and Maria Callas are both singers whose personality and presence are often given more weight than the strength of their technical performance. Madonna's vocal ability, Jones tells us, was largely considered "the weakest aspect of her performance" (Jones, 2008 p.165)....   [tags: Entertainers, Singers, Tragedy]

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Maria 's Career Is Destructive For Her Mental Health

- ... Maria definitely needs help to cope with many different traumatic experiences that she had. For one, she did not cope well the the death of her mother. According to Simard, Maria’s constant driving on the freeway “might represent a desire for a reunion with the mother, since her mother’s suicide was in an automobile” (Simard Page). That shows deep seated scar so to speak and that definitely requires help from professionals. Furthermore, Maria has to cope with the retardation of her daughter....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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Maria Solano 's Life Of The United States

- ... Maria not only need to learn English to a whole new level but needed to learn how to get used to American culture. With learning and trying to immerse herself into a whole new language she faced many frustrating times that made her question her decision. When trying to communicate with others, simple things like ordering food and getting her car serviced she found herself having a hard time expressing herself with the English language. During conversations she found herself losing face as she would start to feel incredibly embarrassed....   [tags: Family, United States, Mexico, English language]

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Evidence Based C are for Breastfeeding Mothers by Maria Pollard

- Evidence based care for breastfeeding mothers written by Maria Pollard aims to assist and educate midwives to meet the challenges of providing care to breastfeeding mothers based on evaluated scientific research and knowledge. This book is primarily designed as the title suggests as a resource for midwives and allied health professionals. It acknowledges the philosophy of a multi-disciplinary approach. Maria Pollards background in the development and teaching of midwifery education programmes makes this a valuable resource primarily targeting midwives at all stages of their careers....   [tags: midwifes, best practices, challenges]

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Inspirational Native American Women: Maria Tallchief

- Maria Tallchief was an inspirational Native American woman for all people to look to as a role model. As a child, she was incredibly gifted in the arts. However, by growing up in an Osage family, she had to endure hardships, like bullying, that no child should ever go through. Her dreams, on the other hand, took her places when she got older. She is credited with being the first Native American prima ballerina. Because of her worldwide productions and success, Tallchief met many people and received numerous awards....   [tags: prima ballerina]

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Maria Callas and Madonna are Divas for Different Reasons

- The reputations of Maria Callas and Madonna as divas have both been earned for different reasons and yet, both can easily place their titles next to each other. All their musical performances have and are adapted to suit the public eye and sheltered by each singer’s creative influence, in order to improve their labels as divas. √ you give your reader a sense of the discussion that will follow, which is good. Despite that, Madonna and Callas’s public reputations are far apart.√ good Callas was considered a tragic woman during the height and end of her fame,; her image was of a fragile woman and she was seen as ‘mirroring in her life aspects’ (Phillip,, R,....   [tags: talent, image, singers]

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The Poem Give Thanks by Sandra Maria Esteves

- A mother is the first touch, voice and sight a baby has when he or she is born. They rely on their mother to provide them with a safe environment, food and comfort. Being a mother comes with great responsibility and a life long job that the work gets harder every day. Although I myself am not a mother, I have seen this job played out from my own mother who provides her children with a great life. Some mothers are not ready for this job, yet selfishly still choose to keep their children because they are too proud to allow someone else provide their baby with the life they deserve....   [tags: mothers, parent, child abandonment]

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Lydia Maria Child's Propositions Defining Slavery and Emancipation

- There has been many debates about the righteousness of slavery in the United States. There were many supporters of slavery as well as people who opposed slavery. Slavery has concentrated on African slaves In the United States. Law and public opinion regarding slavery differed from state to state and from person to person. Slavery has brought about a lot of controversy and stirred emotions even in today's society which has left a big impact on the people. In the documents, Ads for Runaway Servants and Slaves (1733-72), Lydia Maria Child's Propositions Defining Slavery and Emancipation (1833) and Lydia Maria Child's Prejudices against people of color (1836), describes the life of slaves alon...   [tags: slavery, african-american, servants]

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Biography Of Maria Elaine Cantwell 's Life

- ... With 55% of the votes, Cantwell became the first democrat elected to the United States House of Representatives from Washington’s first congressional district. During her time in the U.S House she was known as the “savvy pro-business democrat”, as she supported President Clinton’s 1993 budget. Clinton’s budget pushed for higher taxes and removed the Medicare tax cap. During her term she was able to convince Clinton’s administration to drop its’ support for the Clipper Chip, or a chipset that was developed and promoted by the U.S NSA....   [tags: United States House of Representatives]

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Letters to a Young Poet, by Rainer Maria Rilke

- Introduction Franz Kappus, a 19-year old student, wanted to solicit a career advice and a literary critique for the poems he had written (“Rainer Maria Rilke: Letters to a Young Poet” 1). Kappus solicited the advice and critique of Rainer Maria Rilke, a pioneer Austrian poet (“Rainer Maria Rilke: Letters to a Young Poet” 1). Rilke wrote ten letters in order to provide assistance to the needs of Kappus. These letters were in Rilke’s work, entitled, “Letters to a Young Poet.” There are numerous advantages and complication in the humanistic approaches to the study of psychology....   [tags: Franz Kappus]

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Helena Maria Viramontes’ The Moths

- Helena Maria Viramontes’ “The Moths” I was initially drawn to Helena Maria Viramontes’ story “The Moths” due to the striking similarities between the narrator’s experience and my own experience with being thrust into the role of caretaker for a dying loved one. By tracking a young girl’s transformation through dealings with subjugation (by her culture), freedom (through her grandmother), death (of her grandmother) and grief, Viramontes successfully paints an endearing tale of change. “The Moths” emphasizes the narrator’s oppression by her household’s religion and by the social structures associated with it, juxtaposed by the freedom for development available within the native curandera cu...   [tags: Moths Viramontes Essays]

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

- Through the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, novelist Erich Maria Remarque provides a commentary on the dehumanizing tendencies of warfare. Remarque continuously references the soldiers at war losing all sense of humanity. The soldiers enter the war levelheaded, but upon reaching the front, their mentality changes drastically: “[they] march up, moody or good tempered soldiers – [they] reach the zone where the front begins and become on the instant human animals” (Remarque 56). This animal instinct is essential to their survival....   [tags: warefare, soldiers, humanity]

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarche

- In the novel, “All Quiet on The Western Front”, by Erich Maria Remarque, the author expresses his outlooks through the main character, Paul. Paul, also being the narrator, describes all the physical and emotional experiences of battling World War I. When Paul and a few of his classmates enlist in the war, they are enthusiastic because they believe that what they will be doing is purely about honor. However, throughout the novel, Paul and his friends begin to realize that it is actually about terror and grief....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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A Interview With Maria Luisa Bemberg, By Zuzana M. Pick

- Throughout the soap, women are seen as the beautiful and emotional characters. They show emotion in their words, actions and gestures. What’s common in Latin American films like Destiny has no favorites and Camila, the women are the one’s who initiate romances between couples. In an “interview with Maria Luisa Bemberg,” by Zuzana M. Pick, Maria explains that she was shocked to be filming a story where a women instead of a man breaks up religious duties for love. Pick is also stunned that women “are the more daring character instead of being seduced and virtually kidnapped by her lover....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman]

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Child Of The Dark By Carolina Maria De Jesus

- In the favela of São Paulo, Brazil, 1958, Carolina Maria de Jesus rewrote the words of a famous poet, “In this era it is necessary to say: ‘Cry, child. Life is bitter,’” (de Jesus 27). Her sentiments reflected the cruel truth of the favelas, the location where the city’s impoverished inhabited small shacks. Because of housing developments, poor families were pushed to the outskirts of the city into shanty towns. Within the favelas, the infant mortality rate was high, there was no indoor plumbing or electricity, drug lords were governing forces, drug addiction was rampant, and people were starving to death....   [tags: Black people, White people, Race, Poverty]

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The, All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

- In a deep, muddy trench, a lone soldier lies, a silver bullet embedded in his abdomen. He clutches his side, screaming in pain, crying for help -- but no one is listening. The sky slowly darkens, and his voice becomes no more than a faint rasping, until it fades into nothingness. Millions of soldiers found themselves in similar situations during World War I, also known as the Great War, which involved multiple European powers; most notably, Germany, France, Britain, and Russia. Written from the perspective of Paul Baumer, a 19-year-old German soldier, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque follows his journey as he is thrown into the chaos of World War I....   [tags: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori, World War I]

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

- It’s always interesting to see what other people have to say concerning a book one has read personally. Sometimes it is so disappointing because a story may have meant the world, but the reviewer or the critical writer rips it apart heartlessly. Or, as one may hope, the reviewer enjoyed each bit of the tale as much as was possible. Of course the reality and purpose of a critique is to demonstrate whether the author was successful in his/her goal to create a widely-read piece, a moving piece, or a well written piece to be added to one’s collector items....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

- What is irony. Irony is a figure of speech in which the intended meaning is actually the opposite of what is expressed by the words the author used. This technique is used to ridicule or mock a particular subject by expressing laudatory remarks, but implying contempt and denigration. There are several examples of irony in the novel _All_Quiet_on_the_Western_Front_ by Erich Maria Remarque, a realistic, yet fabricated account of a soldier's experience in an international war. The lighthearted irony quickly transitions into dark satire with the use of dramatic irony, the setting, and situational irony to mock the glorification of war and introduce reality....   [tags: story analysis]

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All Quiet in the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

- ... Both novels display the harsh effects that war can have on a soldier. Soldier suffer emotional and physical effects that cause the transformation to becoming animals, and losing humanity within themselves. In All Quiet in the Western Front, a major role displayed from Paul is the traumatizing effects that come from experiencing death. To begin, Paul voluntarily joins by being seduced from nationalist ideas. Not thinking of the real effects and consequences that may occur but rather joining for the idea of heroism....   [tags: battles, struggle, nationalistic ideas]

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All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

- In the novel All quiet on the western front by Erich Maria Remarque one of the major themes he illustrates is the effects of war on a soldier 's humanity. Paul the protagonist is a German soldier who is forced into war with his comrades that go through dehumanizing violence. War is a very horrid situation that causes soldiers like Paul to lose their innocence by stripping them from happiness and joy in life. The symbols Remarque uses to enhance this theme is Paul 's books and the potato pancakes to depict the great scar war has seared on him taking all his connections to life....   [tags: Meaning of life, Emotion, Feeling, Life]

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All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

- World War I was a very deadly war with over 100 million human casualties(deaths plus injured). Therefore war is a very transformative event for humanity, because it always affects individuals, societies, and even the world in a pessimistic way. In the novel “All Quiet on the western front” by Erich Maria Remarque paul the protagonist just stabbed a french soldier that jumped into the same hole as paul because, they were under fire and is regretting it when he said, ¨Comrade I did not want to kill you....   [tags: World War I, World War II, KILL, Human]

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All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

- World War I started with many unresolved conflicts, but there was not one single event that sparked the beginning of the war. Countries involved in the war had different reasons for entering, like France who joined because of the war with Belgium and allied with Russia and Great Britain.Germany had then allied with Austria-Hungary, Italy and the Ottoman Empire. Although, one of the most important events that led the path to the war would be the Serbian War between Serbia and Austria-Hungary. THis war was started with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand....   [tags: World War II, World War I]

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Sinister Of The Left Handed People Smarter? By Maria Konnikova

- ... This study, cited in the article, found that “being left-handed neither increased the risk of developing schizophrenia nor predicted any other cognitive or neural advantage” (2). By refuting these ideas of the past, the article hopes to reduce the stigma and allow a greater acceptance of left-handed people, which in turn may increase the number of them within the population. The article continues on to describe a study done by the University of Athens that articulates that the left-handed group did better on the two tests of cognitive skills, the Trail Making Test (TMT) and Letter-Number Sequencing Test (LNS), compared to the right-handed group....   [tags: Left-handedness, Handedness, Right-handedness]

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The Fortune Teller, by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

- In “The Fortune Teller,” a strange letter trembles the heart of the story’s protagonist, Camillo as he to understand the tone and meaning. The author, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, attempts to make the reader believe that the letter is very ambiguous. This devious letter is a symbol of Camillo’s inability to realize that the treacherous deeds he has committed in the dark have finally come to light. This letter will ultimately change his life forever something he never expected. Not thinking of the large multitude of possible adverse outcomes, he reads the letter....   [tags: camilo, short story]

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My Paternal Grandmother By Maria Del Jesus Aguilar

- Much of my centered around the ability to work and the ability to be a husband or wife. Through the last three generations, the focus has shifted from education and work. My values and ethics have been given to me though my grandparents. My paternal grandmother, Maria del Jesus Aguilar, born in Mazapil, Zacatecas, Mexico. She was born in July 20, 1919. My grandmother’s family immigrated from Italy in early 1900’s looking for a better life, they settle in Zacatecas before my grandmother was born....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Marriage, Lil Wayne]

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Se Habla Espanol By Tanya Maria Barrientos

- ... El mío es azul”. (Barrientos, Tanya p.64). This is evidence throughout the article that she said such as this sentence and writes some words in Spanish that she don’t know. The writer was born in a Latin American country, and feels like a Latina (the brown-skin) even if she was raised in the United States and does not speak Spanish anymore. In addition, this article also serves as inspiration for people with different backgrounds that suffer from the same problem, helping all the people that face the same problem....   [tags: United States, Spanish language]

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Just Another Santa Maria

- “Just Another Santa Maria” I turned the car down Dalidio road, a stand of eucalyptus trees on my right blocking out the bright afternoon sun. The SLO Promenade shopping center sprawled to my left, making the newly paved road seem small and narrow. The stand of eucalyptus soon gave way to an open field, rows of crops spreading as far as the eye can see. This huge field comprised the Dalidio farm, 131 acres of type I Salinas soil adjacent to Highway 101, ideally suited for producing 13 different crops....   [tags: Personal Narrative Papers]

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Maria Theresa

- Maria Theresa Birth Date and Birth Place Maria Theresa, the eldest daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI and Elizabeth Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, was born in Vienna on May 13, 1717. Early Life When the only son of Charles VI died and left no heir to the throne, Charles furthered the Pragmatic Sanction. The Pragmatic Sanction is a royal act, which allowed a female to inherit the territories of the Habsburg. In 1736 Maria Theresa married Francis Stephen of Lorraine. The marriage of Maria to Francis was one of love, which was very unlike many in that time....   [tags: History]

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Maria Mitchell

- This paper will discuss the life of Maria Mitchell and how she became the first woman astronomer in the United States. It will tell of where she grew up. How she climbed the ranks to achieve her goals and how she came into discovering her true passion of astronomy. By describing the events that made this courageous woman, we can see clearly how she set an example for her gender in the Nineteenth century. Women have always been at the forefronts of science, even though they have not always taken the credit for it....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Maria Mitchell

- MARIA MITCHELL The person that I chose for the Womens History Month report is Maria Mitchell, who was a self- taught astronomer. She discovered Comet Mitchell and made amazing achievements throughout her life. Maria Mitchell was born on August 1, 1818 on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket to William and Lydia Mitchell. When Maria Mitchell was growing up in the Quaker community, few girls were allowed to study astronomy and higher mathematics. Even though the Mitchell's weren't rich Maria's father, a devoted amateur( most astronomers of that time were amateurs) astronomer, introduced her to mathematics and the night sky....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Maria Gaetana Agnesi

- Maria Gaetana Agnesi Maria Agnesi was born in Milan, Italy on May 16, 1718. During her lifetime she accomplished quite a bit. She was the first woman in the western part of the world to be officially and accurately referred to as a Mathematician. Her largest accomplishment and publication was published when Sir Isaac Newton was still alive and his studies most likely contributed to her own. Nevertheless, Agnesi deserves recognition not only for her mathematical publications but for all she contributed to math, science, and the western world as a whole....   [tags: Papers]

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Rainer Maria Rilke

- Rainer Maria Rilke 	"Rose, o pure contradiction, desire to be no one’s sleep beneath so many lids." This was Rainer Maria Rilke’s self-composed epitaph, written before leukemia took his life on December 29, 1926. The rose was a symbol of love, beauty, and devotion in many of Rilke’s writings.With quotes such as this Rilke became known as one of the best poets of the 20th century. 	Rainer Maria Rilke was born on December 4, 1875 in Prague, which is now the capital of Czechoslovakia....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mitzi Myers' Criticism of Wollstonecraft's Maria

- Mitzi Myers' Criticism of Wollstonecraft's Maria In her article about Mary Wollstonecraft Mitzi Myers examines Maria in contrast to her other works, especially Mary and Vindication of the Rights of Woman, in an effort to better understand the author and her purpose in writing. She refers to arguments posed by several critics in order to build her conclusions. She also seeks the insights provided by William Godwin's notes about Wollstonecraft. Myers calls her an "individualist and innovator in her fiction and aesthetic theory as well as in her polemical tracts," and admits that "Wollstonecraft confronts, though she does not solve, the problem of integrating a rational feminist program with o...   [tags: Literary Cristicism]

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Enrich Maria Remarque: A Militant Pacifist

- Enrich Maria Remarque: A Militant Pacifist The First World War was a horrible experience for all sides involved, no one was immune to the effects of this global conflict, and each country was changed in many ways. Erich Maria Remarque was drafted into World War I at age 18. In 1929 Remarque’s first book All Quiet on the Western Front was published. Throughout the book, the death and destruction caused by battle is clearly shown. Remarque's novel is a statement against war, focusing dramatically on the extreme effects of war on the humanity of soldiers....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Catharine Maria Sedgewick's Hope Leslie

- Catharine Maria Sedgewick's Hope Leslie The title character of Catharine Maria Sedgewick’s novel, Hope Leslie, defies the standards to which women of the era were to adhere. Sedgewick’s novel is set in New England during the 17th century after the Puritans had broken away from the Church of England. Hope Leslie lives in a repressive Puritan society in which women behave passively, submit to the males around them, and live by the Bible. They allow the men of their family to make decisions for them and rarely, if ever, convey an opinion that differs from the status quo....   [tags: Sedgewick Hope Leslie Essays]

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Maria Full of Grace: United States Failing Global Expectations

- Maria Full of Grace, written and directed by Joshua Marston, is a film portraying the Colombian drug trade. Marston being born in the U.S, includes some international socially fragile aspects within this film. He shows the globalization of the flower and drug trade, within Colombia. Incidentally showing the globalization of the film industry as well. As this film reaches towards a specific audience who are sentimental to the negative activities in the global south. Marston includes an unrealistic portrayal about immigrants in America....   [tags: Joshua Marston, Film Analysis, Drug Trade]

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Castle Rackrent: A Servants view of the Relations Between the Tenants and the Landlords in Ireland

- There is a long and turbulent past between Ireland and England. Ireland due to the close proximity of the two countries, this closeness makes Ireland a rather strange part of the British Empire, and its history and relations to the British Empire is a rather unique situation. One of the most fascinating aspects beyond the longevity of the subjugation of the Irish under the English, is how the English ruled over their Irish subjects. This ruling is perhaps best seen (at least in the early days) in the relationship between the Irish and the invading English, who as owners of property and the ability to hold seat of power, were a powerful force in the Irish citizens lives, and their sensibilit...   [tags: Maria Edgeworth, English, rebel]

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Vindicating the Suffering Revolutionary Women in Mary Wollstonecraft’s Maria

- To force me to give my fortune, I was imprisoned-yes: in a private madhouse…” (Maria 131-32). These lines from Mary Wollstonecraft’s (1759-1797) unfinished novella Maria, or the Wrongs of Woman substantiates the private operation of the madhouse where the protagonist Maria is confined. The importance of private ownership is that this places the madhouse outside the discourse of law. It is illegitimate yet it is legitimized as it is a symbol of male-dominated state oppression. Parallel to this Bastille becomes the direct symbol of the same repression which is used by Wollstonecraft to depict the predicament of dissenting revolutionary women in the late Eighteenth- century England....   [tags: Feminist Literature]

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The Horrors of War: Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet On the Western Front

- War, it is one of the most sickening, terrifying and downright gruesome events that have happened throughout history. One of the most devastating wars of all time would be that of the First World War. Trench Warfare became the main method of fighting and basically became a living hell for those who fought. The grime, dead bodies piling up, rats that thrived in the pits, disease, malnutrition, and just unbearable conditions, the trenches basically became a hell on Earth. The novel All Quiet on the Western Front, which was written by Erich Maria Remarque, provides almost a journal into the center of these conditions, exploring just how dark and depressing they were....   [tags: first world war, dark, depressing conditions]

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What Is Maria 's Opportunity Cost Of Reading 100 Pages Of Sociology

- ... Pat opportunity cost of making pizza is less than Kris; Pat has a comparative advantage in making pizza. • If Pat and Kris trade foods with each other, who will trade away pizza in exchange for root beer. Since Pat has a comparative advantage in making pizza, she will make pizza and exchange it for root beer that Kris makes. • The price of pizza can be expressed in terms of gallons of root beer. What is the highest price at which pizza can be traded that would make both roommates better off....   [tags: Economics, International trade]

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Never Marry A Mexican By Sandra Cisneros And Maria De Covina

- The two short stories, “Never Marry a Mexican” by Sandra Cisneros and “Maria de Covina” by Dagoberto Gilb, read were attention-grabbing to say the least. There were several similarities within the two, such as their plot, theme, and actions of the main character. While there are all of those similarities, there are plenty of differences as well. Some examples of these differences include setting, literary elements, and thoughts of the main character. These two short stories have remarkable similarities One example is in their plot; in both stories the narrators are cheaters even though it isn’t in the same way....   [tags: Marriage, Fiction, Short story, Protagonist]

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Maria Montessori, Civil Rights Movement and The No Child Left Behind Act

- I am going to write about three major events that has affected the course of U.S. education forever. I will also touch on a very important and influential woman who wanted to help others (notably children) first and foremost. America and education worldwide should have tremendous gratitude towards each of these topics I will be discussing. Personally, as I researched each one, I feel more motivated and driven to impact my own community and raise awareness on how important education is. The influential woman I mentioned above is Maria Montessori....   [tags: Education, Changes, Equality]

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Analysis Of Maria Konnikova 's Three Part Series On Sleep

- Why don’t we care enough about sleep if it’s as basic to our health as diet and exercise. This opinionated question is at the base of Maria Konnikova’s three-part series on sleep. Throughout her three essays, Maria dives into why we sleep and just what happens if we don’t get enough. Through her research and thoughts, she comes to a conclusion that we don’t care enough about sleep to change our behavior because we don’t know enough about why we sleep (Why Can’t We Sleep?, par. 13). This statement of throwing everyone together as if we were all robots who needed the same treatment....   [tags: Sleep, Sleep deprivation, Sleep disorder]

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Loss of Innocence in All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque

- They are many ways to approach a conflict in order to find a resolution. For minimal actions people are often willing to talk about it, but for major actions the solutions to those problems are usually acted out by violence thus, the creation of war. For many centuries countries have been going to war over disagreements. However, it is not any type of disagreements; it is usually about the political beliefs of certain countries. In fact, World War 1 was caused by the disagreements of the European countries in power which were Great Britain, France, Russia, Germany and Austria-Hungary....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front]

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque: The Brutality of War on Soldiers

- Erich Maria Remarque’s classic novel All Quiet on the Western Front is based on World War I; it portrays themes involving suffering, comradeship, chance and dehumanization. The novel is narrated by Paul, a young soldier in the German military, who fights on the western front during The Great War. Like many German soldiers, Paul and his fellow friends join the war after listening to the patriotic language of the older generation and particularly Kantorek, a high school history teacher. After being exposed to unbelievable scenes on the front, Paul and his fellow friends realize that war is not as glorifying and heroic as the older generation has made it sound....   [tags: the great war, german soldiers, suffering]

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The Futility of War: an Analysis of Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western

- Front Stories of wars and the resulting victories are usually told in highly embellished narratives that seek to cover the grim realities of war as much as they aim to whip up popular emotion in order to ensure support for any future wars among the masses. However, war, by its very nature, is neither desirable nor its outcome praiseworthy. Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front lays bare the gritty, gruesome and ultimately self-defeating nature of wars. As Paul Baumer and his soldier comrades enlist and join the Germany Army in order to defeat the enemy, they themselves are slowly vanquished, first psychologically and finally physically through death....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Betrayal is the Truth in Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front

- ... Educators like Kantorek betrayed the image that their students had for them once they came face-to-face with the reality of war. These students “find in the first terrifying, disillusioning moments at the front that they are neither “iron” nor they any longer youth” as their teachers described them before the war (Warner). Teachers, in their ignorance, spoke easily about the war believing they understood it better than the soldiers. Claims of understanding the war as a 'whole' were part of the older generation's rationale....   [tags: soldiers, comrades, war]

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The Heartland And The Rural Youth Exodus By Patrick J. Carr And Maria Kefalas

- Small towns, quaint and charming, ideally picturesque for a small family to grow up in with a white picket fence paired up with the mother, father and the 2.5 children. What happens when that serene local town, exuberantly bustling with business, progressively loses the aspects that kept it alive. The youth, boisterous and effervescent, grew up surrounded by the local businesses, schools and practices, but as the years wear on, living in that small town years down the road slowly grew to be less appealing....   [tags: Academic degree, Higher education, Youth]

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Paul´s Death in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

- ... Very few soldiers on the front made it out alive, and Paul Bauman was no different. In Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front, Paul’s fate of death is decided by the beginning due to the physical and mental dangers. The physical dangers of the war made sure that it was nearly impossible for soldiers to make it out of the war alive. The battlefield was fraught with many dangers and the jaws of death were just lurking around the corner for many of the soldiers. What made it almost certain that Paul what be killed before the war ended was the sheer number of ways that could terminate the life of a soldier....   [tags: trails, tribulations, dangers, death]

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The Classic Fairy Tales by Maria Tator and Mad Shadows by Mari-Claire Blais

- In “The Classic Fairy Tales” by Maria Tator and “Mad Shadows” by Marie-Claire Blais, both texts deal with the idea that suffering and understanding are deeply connected. The authors aim to prove that suffering and understanding go hand in hand in order for change to occur. In “The Classic Fairy Tales”, Beauty and the beast, Snow White and Cinderella, will explore the relation between understanding suffering via transformation, desire, and physical injuries, when compared and contrasted with Mad Shadows....   [tags: suffering and understanding are deeply connected]

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Aesthestic Modernism in Rainer Maria Rilke’s The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

- The aesthetic modernisms of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries sought to redress the role of art and the artist in an industrial society in flux. It was in the metropolis that these transformations originated and were most violently felt. There is perhaps no work that more effectively addresses the challenges faced by the artist in modernity than Rainer Maria Rilke’s 1910 classic, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. Rilke accomplishes this through an embedded discourse with the work of Charles Baudelaire and Georg Simmel....   [tags: art, death, metropolis]

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I am Maria Montessori and I want to Start a School

- ... I discovered an interest in pediatrics during my last two years, and in 1896 I graduated from medical school. I became the first woman in Italy to earn a medical degree and become a doctor. My first job was at the University of Rome, Psychiatric Clinic where I observed children with retardation. (Puckett & Duffy 2004) Therefore, I discovered something interesting. Because I love to observe, analyze, deduct, and see what is happening. Problems do not exist in children, but in the adults, in their approaches and in the environment they provide....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Critical Analysis of the Article "Caught Up" by Maria G. Rendón

- “Caught Up”: A Critical Analysis “Caught Up” by Maria G. Rendón divides neighborhood mechanisms in order to understand what causes the chain of high school non-completion in poverty-stricken, urban neighborhoods. The study questions the researched claim—and stereotype—that young men who grow up in poor neighborhoods have no care for graduating, and in general, education; however, many studies have disproven this theory and the bigger question becomes how urban neighborhoods are tied to the rate of poor students not graduating....   [tags: High School, Latinos, Urban Violence]

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Commentary on Erich Maria Remarque´s All Quiet in the Western Front

- In “all quite on western front,” Erich Maria Remarque tells the a story of six young German men who volunteer in World War I, at the age of eighteen. This novel was published in 1929. Remarque himself fought in World War I, but he only endured one month after obtaining of several injuries. He spent rest of the war in the hospital where he had some realization about the nature of war. This novel is told from the point of view on one young soldier named, Paul Baumer. Baumer is an attentive soldier, discloses how life really was really on the war front....   [tags: World War I, Death, Soldiers]

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Commentary on Dom Casmurro by Joachim Maria Machado de Assis

- Dom Casmurro is considered the premier book of dark comedy, satire, and realism; and the author, Joachim Maria Machado de Assis, is considered one of the best Latin-American authors. Dom Casmurro is widely taught in Brazilian schools, and is praised all over the world. This is very ironic, considering the fact that the book has a poor protagonist, some deceptive chapters, an ending that is very unfulfilling, and no real message or lesson learned. There’s even a chapter entitled “Shake Your Head, Reader” which invites the reader to throw out the book, “if its tediousness hasn’t driven [them] this long since” (Machado de Assis 98)....   [tags: Satire, Expectations]

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In Search of Lost Perspective

- Often in Rainer Maria Rilke’s poetry (of which four poems shall henceforth be examined), the speaker discusses the other, some existence far removed from the typical experience by a lack of humanness, or simply a minority perspective. Yet the speaker does not presume to take this outside perspective onto himself; rather, he emphasizes its extraneous nature. Through this emphasis, he points out and challenges the audience’s assumptions about the typicality of their own reality, namely, the subconscious associations between their everyday lives and the concept of ‘the everyday.’ By relating the perspectives of such beings as panthers or those perished too soon, Rilke’s speakers force the audi...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Maria Rilke]

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Literary Criticism of Wollstonecraft's Maria, or The Wrongs of Woman

- Literary Criticism of Wollstonecraft's Maria, or The Wrongs of Woman "Contradictory words seem a little crazy to the logic of reason and inaudible for him who listens with ready-made grids, a code prepared in advance . . . One must listen to her (Maria) in order to hear an "other meaning" which is constantly in the process of weaving itself, the same time ceaselessly embracing words and yet casting them off to avoid becoming fixed, immobilized.' (Iragary) Thus Wollstonecraft's conflation of public, symbolic discourse with private, emotional, semiotic language can be viewed as a strength rather than a weakness of her fiction" (45)....   [tags: Wollstonecraft]

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

- All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque Erich Maria Remarque’s novel, All Quiet on the Western Front gives you detail and insight into the long, destructive “Great War”. Quickly, romantic illusions about combat are disintegrate. Enthusiastic teenage boys convinced to fight for their country by their patriotic teachers came back feeling part of a lost generation . This novel teaches us what a terrifying and painful experience World War I was for those fighting in the trenches on the front....   [tags: Papers]

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Child of the Dark written by Carolina Maria De Jesus

- Child of the Dark written by Carolina Maria De Jesus Child of The Dark written by Carolina Maria De Jesus, is “A desperate, terrifying outcry from the slums of Sau Paulo” says Newsweek. Testimony written by Victor Montejo is referred to as a “clear storytelling voice that makes it chillingly human.” Says San Francisco Sun. After reading theses reviews, neither piece of literature, written about 30 years apart gave me any disappointment during reading, besides the disappointment in how humans can treat other humans in such a horrendous way....   [tags: Papers]

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