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Analysis of An American Tragedy and What Makes it a Classic

- Analysis of An American Tragedy and What Makes it a Classic An American Tragedy is an intriguing, frighteningly realistic journey into the mind of a murderer. It is a biography of its era. And, it is also historical fiction. But what makes this novel a classic. While society has changed dramatically since 1925, Dreiser's novel, which shows the futility of "The American Dream" and the tragedies that trying to live it can cause, accurately summarizes social mores of this and any time period. Before Theodore Dreiser was born, his father, a devout German immigrant, lost everything when his large wool mill burned down (kirjasto.sci.fi 1)....   [tags: An American Tragedy Theodore Dreiser Essays]

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The, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Mayan, And Spanish Language

- One who is hard of hearing might only be able to communicate through sign language. What becomes of them if no one near can understand them. This demonstrates the importance of knowing multiple languages whether it is Sign Language, Spanish, French, Dutch, Mayan, or any other translation of words. Language is a fundamental component of any interpersonal relationship. Cultures throughout history have crumbled as a result of language barriers, leaving only artifacts and records to tell their story....   [tags: Second language, Language, Multilingualism]

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The Tragedy Of Bhopal Gas Tragedy

- Abstract- A tragedy that was a catastrophe and had no parallel in the world’s industrial history. Tons of toxic gas was leaked and spread throughout the city. An estimated 10,000 people died and 500,000 suffered injuries with disastrous effect. Bhopal Gas Tragedy, 1984 was a disaster in the world’s industrial history. In the early morning hours of December 3, a poisonous gas was leaked from union carbide plant in Madhya Pradesh. The gas was leaked and spread throughout the city. There was a disastrous effect and the nightmare has still no end....   [tags: Bhopal disaster, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh]

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The Spanish And Dutch Colonies

- The Spanish were the first to colonize North America and their approach lacked moral compass. This quote, taken from the writings of a Dominican priest, only scratches the surface of the relationship between the Natives and the Spanish. “The Indians [of hispaniola] were totally deprived of their freedom and were put in the harshest, fiercest, most horrible servitude The Spanish, French, and Dutch colonies in North America all interacted with the Native Americans during the 16th century. Spain’s extreme subjugating approach and views on freedom and religion differed from the accepting and collaborative views of the French and the Dutch....   [tags: Colonialism, Latin America, Netherlands]

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The Spanish And New England Colonies

- Finally, the Spanish and New England colonies were largely similar yet somewhat different in their treatment of the indigenous people due to intermarrying with the tribes and forcing the natives into slavery. The Spanish colonies and New England had largely similar views on intermarrying with the native tribes. In the Spanish colonies, colonists started to form relationships with the indigenous people. With the almost completely male population of conquistadors being sent to the Americas from Spain, the conquerors began to marry and have children with the indigenous women....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Epidemics and the Spanish Conquest of Mexico

- The Aztec and Mesoamerican indigenous civilizations were some of the most well developed pre-industrial civilizations with populations averaging approximately twenty million prior to Spanish conquest (Marr and Kiracoffe 2000). These same civilizations were also witness to one of the worst demographic tragedies in human history seeing population losses of almost ninety percent, down to one million inhabitants a century after conquest (Marr and Kiracoffe). These demographic tragedies were in the form of epidemics of both New and Old World origin and as a result of and major contributing factors to the success of the Spanish Conquest of the region....   [tags: the aztec, mesoamerican civilization]

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The Origins of the Spanish Flu of 1918

- A few years before 1918, in the height of the First World War, a calamity occurred that stripped the globe of at least 50 million lives. (Taubenberger, 1918) This calamity was not the death toll of the war; albeit, some individuals may argue the globalization associated with the First World War perpetuated the persistence of this calamity. This calamity was referred to the Spanish Flu of 1918, but calling this devastating pestilence the “Spanish Flu” may be a historical inaccuracy, as research and historians suggest that the likelihood of this disease originating in Spain seams greatly improbable....   [tags: h1n1, bubonic plague, black death]

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Spanish: The Key to Opportunity

- The twentieth century philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once said that “The limits of my language are the limits of my universe.” Despite the truth in that statement, it is still common today to hear people say, “I speak English, so I don’t have to learn a foreign language.” Although English has become increasingly important in global communication over the past few decades, the direct benefits of learning a foreign language are plenty. Among the various foreign languages pursued by American students, Spanish is by far the most popular, as competency in the Spanish language is a powerful resource that can increase one’s opportunities in the U.S and globally by tenfold....   [tags: informative essay]

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The Spanish Armada: Superior Commanding

- The Spanish Armada arose in the 1580’s because the so-called “invincible” Spanish armada was on a mission to overthrow the heretic queen Elizabeth I. The Spanish also wanted to put an end to the English robbing their exports from America. Through six days of naval warfare, the English stood victors because of the innovative thinking and tactics by Sir Francis Drake. The Spanish Armada was a test of guts and strategy for both the Spanish and English Navy’s, but Sir Francis Drake, commander of the English Navy, decimated the Spanish fleet with revolutionary tactics....   [tags: invencible, Sir Francis Drake]

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The American- Spanish War of 1800

- Many causes originated the Spanish-American War in the late 1800.The main causes of the war were the economic interests of the United States in the sugar industry in Cuba, the rebellion against Spain and the actions taken for Coronel Weyler, promoted war by yellow journalism and the sinking of the U.S. battleship Maine. This was an immensely popular war with the American people, for the first time men from north and south fought side by side for a common cause. The war lasted only four months but over 4,000 deaths most for disease that resulted in a victory over the great Spanish Empire....   [tags: was, economic, sugar, disease]

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France and the Spanish Civil War

- During the Spanish Civil War, France decided on a policy of Non-Intervention in order to promote economic and political stability. Firstly, the Non-Intervention policy kept France from having a financial stake in the war, which they would have should they have supported one side over the other, and was in fact financially beneficial as it allowed France to trade with both sides of the Spanish Civil War without difficulties. In addition, since France itself was very divided on which side to support in the war, following a policy of Non-Intervention kept the peace in France and stopped them from having their own civil war....   [tags: history, non-intervention policy, politics]

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Spanish Colonialism And The Mexican Independence

- After three hundred years of suffering and oppression by the Spanish crown, and inspired by the fire of revolution sweeping over the world in places such as United States and France, the Mexican population finally decided that they could endure no more, it was time for a change. In this essay I put together some of the various factors of Spanish colonialism that led to the Mexican independence. These factors were the socio political conditions of nueva españa, the enlightment era, as well as various leaders One of the factors that led to the Mexican independence is the socio-political conditions of the native Mexicans after being invaded by Spain....   [tags: Mexico, Mexico City, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla]

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The Spanish Revolution Of The United States

- When Columbus landed in Hispaniola he had no idea where he actually was, he thought he was in India, he died never knowing he was wrong. The Spanish came in search of gold and the possibility of trade; both of which they found. The Spanish did so well in the New World, the influx of currency coming back to Spain caused massive inflation in prices, and all the gold coming back did not go unnoticed by other European nations. In England Queen Elizabeth would give privateers letters of marquis, which formally announced that they could steal from Spanish ships as long as the crown got it’s cut....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Spanish Crown Of The Aztec Empire

- In 1518 Hernán Cortés took command of an expedition to secure the interior of Mexico in the name of the Spanish Crown. In the letters he detailed his expedition and the land and peoples they conquered and encountered. The first letter, dated 1519, is a problematic document as it is written in the third person and was most likely not actually wire by cortez. The second and third letters are much more reliable and were published in Seville in 1522 and 1523 respectively. The culture, geography, economy and other details of the Aztec civilization, as well as Cortés and his forces’ interaction with them, are detailed in his letters which are addressed to the monarch of the sponsor of his force, S...   [tags: Aztec, Mexico, Hernán Cortés, Mesoamerica]

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The New World and Spanish Conquistadors

- In the 1500s Spanish Conquistadors traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World and conquered its native people. Though these early exploration Spain was able to acquire vast territory and wealth.There were many conquistadors in this time period, one of the more well known conquistadors was Francisco Pizarro. Francisco Pizarro helped spread the Spanish language and culture to Peru and many other countries. The Age of Exploration is a time period between the 15th century and the 17th century....   [tags: exploration, territory, diseases]

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Fighting the Spanish for the Philippines

- ... (http://www.biography.com/people/emilio-aguinaldo-9177563?page=20) The Philippines army was not powerful; they had many failed attempts at defeating better-trained and equipped American troops. Once Emilio Aguinaldo knew they could not take on the U.S head on they took in a new strategy, guerilla warfare. (http://pinas.dlsu.edu.ph/history/history.html#spanish_control) Guerrilla warfare is military actions enforced by small forces in the rear of an enemy with the object of distressing the enemy, interrupting their lines of communication, and destroying their supplies....   [tags: warfare, enemy, neglect]

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The Decline Of Early Spanish Missionaries

- Early Spanish missionaries saw the brutal treatment of Native peoples as being compassionately and protectively with the indigenous peoples. In 1537, Pope Paul III declared that Indians were not beasts to be killed or enslaved, but rather human beings with souls capable of salvation. At the time, this was seemed to be an enlightened view of native people, and one that well-meaning missionaries sought to encourage. The Catholic Church had an important role in the Spanish colonial society. All settlements included a church, town and farmlands....   [tags: United States]

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Benefits of Studying Buisness and Spanish

- As a lover of all things Spanish, and someone who always keeps their fingers firmly pressed on the pulse on the business world, I believe I am well suited for this course and will be able to offer my enthusiasm and dedication to learning. I have always been fascinated by the rate of advancements in communication technology and the lengths that we go to as a society to make contact faster, easier and more efficient. Due to the globalisation of commerce and the emergence of ever more expansive and international supply chains, there is a growing need for speakers of others languages that can also boast an insight into business strategy....   [tags: languages, culture, knowledge]

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History of The Spanish Inquisition

- The Spanish Inquisition became a major part of Spain’s history. The Spanish Inquisition began a restoration for Catholicism but as time progressed, it began to be seen as a terrible aspect of Spain rule by other European countries. The Spanish Inquisition was formed to get rid of heresy but soon turned into using force, to have people convert to Catholicism and get rid of the growing threat of Judaism and Protestantism. The Islamic presence in Spain would lead to a medieval Inquisition which served as a background to the Spanish Inquisition....   [tags: spain, catholicism, renaissance]

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Taking a Look at the Spanish Conquest

- Introduction: THE SPANISH CONQUEST of the Americas is an interesting story of exploration, wealth, greed, devastation and death. The Aztec civilization, which lived in what we know today as central and South America, began to come under threat from European explorers during the late 15th century. The Aztec civilization was one of the most spectacular in the world, and at its heart was the masterpiece of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan. However, the prosperity and wonder of the Aztecs came to an end with the arrival of Hernan Cortés and his Spanish conquistadors....   [tags: European discovery of America]

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The Spanish And Ottoman Empires

- The Spanish and Ottoman Empires The Ottomans and Spanish built flourishing empires based on different philosophies from 1450 to 1800. The Ottoman and Spanish were two powerful empires during that time. During the building of the two empires, the Spanish and the Ottoman both developed similarities in their social, political, and economic structures. The Ottoman took control of Europe, while the Spanish saw it as easy to monitor new lands. The different tactics employed made the both empires flourish....   [tags: Ottoman Empire, Islam, Constantinople, Slavery]

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The Civil Of The Spanish Constitution

- Under the Spanish constitution, employees have the right from being discriminated against their protected class from either intentional or unintentional actions, similar to disparate impact and disparate treatment. A result of any action seen to be intentional or unintentional discrimination by law can lead to punitive damages and fines of between 6,251 EUR and 187,515 EUR. Protected classes under employment law are: sex, civil status, age, race or ethnic origin, religion or conviction, political ideas, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership (union), and languages....   [tags: Employment, Trade union, Labour relations]

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The Spanish Of The 19th Century

- At the start of the 15th century, Mexico, the Caribbean islands, and South America all became part of a large area of European colonies known as Latin America. This was a result of European explorers conquering land in the New World. Even though specific lands were controlled by the British, French, Dutch, and Portuguese, the Spanish proved to be the most notable conquistadors. The new region that Spain controlled consisted of the Caribbean islands, Mexico, part of Central America, and the entire western coast of South America....   [tags: Latin America, Americas, United States]

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God and Gold: Spanish Exploration

- ... Even after having to send their own troops out to help collect all the riches from across the Incan empire, eventually his men returned with a staggering load of riches. After all was said and done, by June 1533, Pizarro had 333lbs worth of gold and silver, a value of nearly 100 million US dollars (The Mariners' Museum, 2014). He sent his brother to turn his 1/5 portion due to the Spanish Crown and was promptly reward with fame, fortune, and royal titles whereas Atahualpa was executed, but not before he was converted....   [tags: settlement/conquest of the Western hemisphere]

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Christopher Columbus, A Spanish Explorer

- From the period of the late fifteenth century to the late eighteenth century, settlers from various European countries began to colonize the Americas. These colonists each held various goals in mind when settling the Western Hemisphere that affected how they interacted with those that already inhabited the Americas, leaving both positive and negative consequences. These goals, whether they were the search for great wealth or the implementation of Christianity, would forever change those that occupied the “New World.” The Spanish had certain goals in mind when first settling the Americas that affected how they treated the Native Americans....   [tags: Indigenous peoples of the Americas]

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A Phalanx of Guns: The Spanish Tercio

- By the beginning of the 16th century, the gradually increasing use of firearms in European warfare, along with the resurgence of older weaponry and tactics, had brought about a calamity of mixed weaponry which military minds struggled to apply efficiently and effectively on the battlefield, challenging the way wars had been fought for centuries. The dominating infantry weapons of the era, developed primarily in response to the overwhelming dominance of cavalry in the late medieval European system, were the heavy pike and the arquebus, the predecessor to the musket of later centuries....   [tags: European History]

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Spanish Colonization and Trinidad and Caribbean

- IMPACT OF SPANISH COLONIZATION ON THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF TRINIDAD AND WIDER CARIBBEAN Pre- History before the European’s Three (3) major Amerindian indigenous people lived in the Caribbean before the European discovered many of the Caribbean islands. These groups were the Island Caribs and Galibi who resided in the Windward Islands, the Taino who resided in The Bahamas, Leeward Islands and Greater Antilles, the Ciboney who resided in Western Cuba. Trinidad was inhabited by both Carib speaking and Arawak speaking groups, while the Tainos was divided into three (3) different types namely the Classic Tainos who lived in Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, the Western Tainos who lived in Cuba, Jamaica...   [tags: Impact, Indigenous People, Spain]

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Pikionis Architect (Spanish)

- 1- BIOGRAFIA 1887 Nace en El Pireo. Hijo de Petros Pikionis y Maria Syriotis. 1908 Se gradúa en la Universidad Tecnica Nacional, con el título de Ingieniero Civil. En Munich, estudia dibujo a mano alzada y escultura. Cezanne lo conduce a Paris. 1909/ Vive en París 1912 Vuelve a Grecia. Pinta y completa su educación en Arquitectura. Realiza dibujos de la Arquitectura popular de Aegina. 1921 Construye su primera casa, intentando implementar as ideas que ha formulado en ese tiempo. Casa F.Moraitis, en –tzitzifies, Neo Faliro (posteriormente demolida)....   [tags: Spanish Language Essays]

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The Battle Of The Spanish Civil War

- The Spanish Civil War - This was a civil war that was fought in Spain that took place from 1936 to 1939. The fight itself was between quite a few groups, which include: Republicans, Second Spanish Republic, the Nationalists, and a few other small parties. The Nationalists were known to be victorious at the end of the civil war. Long story short, the Nationalists continued to capture much of Spain over the course of the years. The dictator and reigning leader of this takeover was none other than general Francisco Franco....   [tags: World War II, United States, Cold War]

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Reading Books On The Spanish Language

- Over your lifetime you are taught many things some easy to understand, and others take the time to grasp. You wouldn’t pick up a book in Spanish when the only language you know is English and understand what the book is about or what it says on the pages. You would first start by taking a Spanish class, reading books on how to learn Spanish or listen to audio books on the Spanish language. Learning is a process in which you embark on learning something you did not already know. We start off learning the second we are born all the way to the last breath we take....   [tags: Problem solving, Learning, Intelligence]

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Spanish Explorers During The Americas

- Barberito 03/16/2015 Spanish explorers first arrived in the Americas around 1519. Hernando Cortés, a conquistador, came with 600 men, along with a lot of weapons and horses. Montezuma, the Aztec leader greeted Cortes with gold and other gifts, with very warm hospitality. Cortes thought that the best way to weaken the Aztecs were to befriend the groups that they oppressed. With the help of the oppressed groups, they defeated the Aztecs, and then turned on them....   [tags: Aztec, Mesoamerica, Mexico, Guatemala]

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The Spanish Roots And Origins

- Is it true that Americans have forgotten the real history behind this huge chunk of land most of us call home. Why is it that English historians want us to remember only the English version of this country. They only mention the Boston tea party and the rise of colonial militia against British soldiers and British wars, but yet they forget to mention how Spanish leaders would march for years in the search for gold and legendary cities told only in legends and myths . Somehow it seems as they wanted to brainwash us into believing that the Anglo Americans were the alpha race in the United States and that the rest were nothing but slaves....   [tags: United States, Spain, Latin America]

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The Spanish American War Essay

- THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR 1898 The Spanish-American War was a war fought for Cuban independence. It was fought in 1898 and resulted in an American victory. The causes of the Spanish-American War are as follows. In 1985 Lose Marti led a revolt against the Spanish, fighting for Cuban independence. The Spanish reactionary was extreme with 200,000 Cubans dying in unsanitary concentration camps. The press in the US printed sensationalized stories of appalling conditions in Cuba. US public opinion behind the rebels was encouraged by lurid newspapers stories about the Cuban concentration camps....   [tags: Cuba, Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolution]

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The 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic

- Influenza is defined as an acute, commonly epidemic disease, occurring in several forms, caused by numerous rapidly mutating viral strains and characterized by respiratory symptoms and general prostration. Spanish flu was more than just a normal epidemic, it was a pandemic. Epidemics affect many people at the same time in areas where the disease doesn’t normally occur. A pandemic is an epidemic on a national, international, or global scale. The Spanish flu was different from the seasonal flu in one especially frightening way, there was an unusually high death rate among healthy adults aged 15 to 34 and lowered the life expectancy by more than ten years....   [tags: Health, Epidemic Deasease]

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History of the Spanish Language

- A language, much like a person, is molded over time by different experiences, and is influenced by the languages which surround it. History has taught us time and time again that all it takes is one action to change the course of a language. During the battle of Hastings, King Harold II was shot in the eye by the Norman invaders; resulting in the Norman-French language all but taking over English in the 11th century AD. This seemingly insignificant event would forever change the way that English is spoken....   [tags: history, official language]

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Philippines and the Spanish Colonization

- Section A: Plan of Investigation The main focus of this study is going to be the process colonization of the Philippines and how the Spanish colonized the Philippines, primarily focusing in the customs and cultures. The pre-colonized and post-colonized Philippines will be discussed and compared with one another to determine the degree of change that occurred with the Filipino culture. The analysis of the information will explain how events that followed colonization erased aspects of the Filipino culture....   [tags: customs and culture]

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Spanish Art in the Museums of Madrid

- The Museum del Prado showcased a vast range of paintings that made use of many themes such as religion, culture, royalty, mythology, romance, identity, and many more. The extensive art collection exposed the viewer to many styles and techniques that had the proficient ability to tell stories, create scenarios, and exhume the past. Several paintings caught my eye, particularly those done by Velasquez. Upon my visit, I’d developed an appreciation for the painter’s use of rich colors, his attention to and utilization of detail, and his realistic approach to the human body....   [tags: culture, mythology, religion]

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The End Of The Spanish American War

- The end of the Spanish-American War brought peace and resolution to the European influence on the Western Hemisphere. This closure also gifted the United States with the Puerto Rican colony. Even though that acquisition occurred roughly 120 years ago, Puerto Rico is denied to this day their statehood. The status of Puerto Rico has somewhat changed, nevertheless, from a colony to a commonwealth in 1952 (Badillo 1). Ever since, the main debate has been the status of the Puerto Rican territory. Even though Puerto Ricans are citizens of the United States, numerous differences can be detected when compared to other U.S....   [tags: Puerto Rico, United States, U.S. state]

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Spanish Flu And Disease Prevention

- SPANISH FLU AND DISEASE PREVENTION: ISU ESSAY In the fall of 1918, a vicious and deadly virus quickly spread through the entirety of Canada, effecting many healthy young men and women. Killing close to 50 000 Canadians in a single year, the Spanish Influenza is considered to be one of the most fatal pandemics in Canadian history. In 1918, quarantines were not a new concept, but the quality and quantity of quarantines changed impressively during the fight against the Spanish flu. Unlike quarantines, vaccines were a completely new phenomenon; prior to the flu epidemic, there was almost no history of vaccines in Canada....   [tags: Infectious disease, Influenza, Pandemic]

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The Spanish Inquisition: Trials and Accusation

- Essay: Analysis of Inquisitorial Trials As demonstrated by scholars such as Kagan and Dyer, Homza, and Kamen, The Spanish Inquisition was a highly organized and secretive institution used to police religious and social order. The trials of María Gonzalez and Pedro de Villegas demonstrate the dedication with which Inquisitors sought to persecute those who were outsiders in society and manipulate them into confessing their religious offenses. However, they also show that the Inquisition was not completely unmerciful- it operated with a legal process that afforded the accused an opportunity to provide evidence that would prove they were not guilty....   [tags: Religion, Culture]

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Pablo Picasso : A Spanish Artist

- According to Cabanne, P. (1977) Pablo Picasso was born in October 25 1881 in Malaga Picasso was a spanish artist, Picasso was deceased in Mougins on April 8, 1973 Picasso is best known for his paintings, and is one of the best artists or the twentieth century. Picasso was also one of the founders and part of the Cubist movement. Pablo Picasso’s full name was José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Pablo Diego Trinidad Ruiz Picasso Crispin Crispiniano of Santissima. Picasso 's father, Don José Ruiz y Blanco, was both a professor of drawing and a painter at the school of Malaga called "San Telmo"....   [tags: Cubism, Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon]

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The European And Spanish Occupation

- Before the European and Spanish occupation in the America’s, there were many Indigenous groups that had well-structured organizations. This is seen in the Indigenous ruling nobility, and in their traditions of local ethnic states. An indigenous empire known as the Aztecs had complete control of busy markets such as Tenochtitlan’s Tlatelolco. On major market days, over 50,000 people visited this market. This particular market system drove the Aztec economy, which consisted mostly of trade and various types of currency (Aztec Civilization)....   [tags: Colonialism, Latin America, Indigenous peoples]

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Telefonica: A Spanish Telecommunication Business

- Spain’s Telefonica a state owned national telecommunications monopoly which was established in the 1920’s, made many changes in the political and economic environment that allowed them to start expanding globally. One of these changes that were brought forward, was that the Spanish government privatized Telefonica in the 1990’s. Economically they could keep expenses low and they would get more revenue, which in turn would generate more profit. The Spanish government also deregulated the Spanish telecommunication market....   [tags: Mobile, Technology, Latin America]

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Personal Impression of Spanish Food

- For this project, I went to an authentic Spanish restaurant named Cafe Iberico. The restaurant was centered around tapas, or small dishes. The inside was covered in tile which was similar to Spain where they used tile on all the buildings and even sidewalks. The rest of the restaurant looked very genuine, with Spanish paintings hung along the wall. The restaurant had a tapas bar which presented a large display of tapas in a large glass case where people could order from the bar. The restaurant even had a small deli in the back where people could get Spanish cheese, and many types of Spanish sausage that included chorizo and morcillia (blood sausage)....   [tags: Paella, Spain, Restaurant]

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Spanish Chronicles and the Andean Culture

- Spanish chroniclers of the same period also collaborate the importance of maize in Andean culture. During harvest time, their were large celebrations were maize were carried to homes, while people sang and prayed for the longevity of the plant (Bonavia, 2013, p. 224). They had a three day ceremony were they ate and drank and watched over what they called Mama Zara which translates to Mother of Maize (Bonavia, 2013, p. 224). The best of the ears where said to be wrapped in the finest blankets that the family had (Bonavia, 2013, p....   [tags: Maize, Corn, Harvest Time, Mama Zara]

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Interventionist America: The Spanish War

- When America claimed independence from Great Britain and became a self-governing nation, one of the founding fathers’ most ardent desires, and indeed one of the foremost principles upon which the nation was founded, was isolation from the affairs of other countries. Having just turned their backs on the Old World, the new republic had no wish to become embroiled once more in the wars, alliances, and false-faces of Europe’s nations. Thomas Jefferson believed that, “[It is] fundamental for the United States, never to take active part in the quarrels of Europe.” Explaining the reasons for this necessary separation, he argued, “Their political interests…their mutual jealousies, their balance of...   [tags: independence, self-governing nation]

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The History Behind Spanish Lake

- Over the last few weeks, I really enjoyed reading and learning about the information in the readings, films, and chapters. I mostly enjoyed the videos that explained the inequality issues going on in America. What was really surprising and interesting was learning the history behind Spanish Lake. I drive in the area quite often; I have family, friends, and clients who live in Spanish Lake. I was very surprised to hear how Bellefontaine road was originally a fort during the war; the original name was called Fort Bellefontaine....   [tags: Family, Black people, White people, Stereotype]

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German And Spanish At University

- The growing significance of languages in everyday life has contributed to my desire to study German and Spanish at university. I want to develop the ability to communicate with people from across the world, to engage in other cultures and to explore the foundations which underpin each language. My study of German has sparked my interest in transferring my acquired skills of how to tackle grammar and translations to learning Spanish, which, similarly to German has huge economic and social influences on the western world....   [tags: Germany, Nazi Germany]

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Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister

- Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister The poem doesn’t even start with a word, it starts with the sound, he just growls. When the speaker sees someone passing and calls him his "heart's abhorrence" –in which abhorrence is used as a strong word for hatred. He says that if hate could kill, Brother Lawrence would be dead. Then it seems the speaker is answering to Brother Lawrence or thinking what he would be saying. As the narrator and Brother Lawrence sit together: Brother Lawrence says to him: "Salve tibi" is Latin for "Hail to thee," Then they continue with some small talk until: The speaker makes fun of Brother Lawrence's interest in learning the Latin name for "parsley" by asking what the "Gre...   [tags: Robert Browning poem analysis]

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The Spanish Colony, La Isabela

- ... The disappointments lead to outbreak and unhappy colonists. To help resolve the gloomy mood, Columbus lead and expedition to interior of the island. On the expedition, they went to the mountainous district of Cibao, where there was a rumor about gold being found in large quantities. Not able to find much gold in interior of the island, he set up a fort for future expeditions. When he returned to La Isabela, he found the colony in terrible condition. The colony had experienced a hurricane, crop failure, disease, and conflict with the native Taino tribe....   [tags: gold, expedition, natives]

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Spanish In New World

- In 1492 Columbus and his men landed in a completely different part of the world than they expected; the Americas. They came to be a part of the emerging western empire, and the riches that came along with it. In the decades that followed that first landing in the Americas; Spanish explorers came in search for the great wonders that this land was claimed to have. These Spanish Explorers had no respect for the native peoples who have inhabited this land for centuries. Certain tribes were unable to revolt against the Conquistadores, however, some fought back and won....   [tags: columbus, christian duty, conquistadores]

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Health in Spanish-Speaking Populations

- A Concept Analysis of Health in Spanish-Speaking Populations Concept Perceived health in Spanish-speaking populations has been studied using the English language. There needs to be studies on the perceived health of the Spanish-speaking population in their words. The use of Spanish-speaking data collectors is needed to get Spanish-speaking communities own perspectives on their health needs and to examine the concept of health in Spanish-speaking populations. The aim of this paper is to examine the concept of health in Spanish-speaking people....   [tags: Social Issues, Language Barriers]

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The Spanish American War

- The Spanish American War, also known as “The Splendid Little War,” was a short-lived conflict between the United States and Spain in 1898. This war was a pretext for the Philippines War. During this time period Spain had control over several territories within the Caribbean because they were still a colonial power. Although Spain had control of the territories of Cuba and the Philippines, the inhabitants began to grow more and more rebellious as time passed. With the tension building between Spain and its territories, the United States was in a position to become their ally and help them fight to win their independence and gain territory within the Caribbean and Pacific at the same time....   [tags: Colonial Power, US Intervention]

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The Real Spanish Conquest

- “The said captain then walked through the land, cut branches, made a cross and planted it on the beach, and declared that he gave to the river the name San Bartolome..; All this Captain Pedro de Coronas said that he was doing and did as evidence of ownership.” This was a witnessed account by Diego de Camargo, who was invited on an expedition by Captain Pedro de Coronas to bear witness to anything and everything which included means of possession for conquest in the new world all in the name of the Spanish Crown....   [tags: Europeans in the New World]

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The Spanish Civil War

- The Spanish Civil War occurred in Spain, during the years of 1936-1939 primarily. This Civil War was a result of a military revolt against the government, which was Republican, controlling Spain at the time. This military revolt was lead by a military coup, which tried to take control of the entire country of Spain, failing, beginning the Civil War. Just as in any other Civil War, there were two sides fighting against one another, the Nationalists and the Fascists. The Nationalists were also known as the rebels, receiving aid from Nazi Germany and Fascists Italy....   [tags: Franco, Socialist and Nationalist parites]

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Spanish versus Aztec Weaponry

- When the conquistadors were battling the Aztecs, weapons that were thousands of years apart were pitted against each other. The Spaniards had the best European steel available, as well as an early form of musket, while the Aztecs fought with weapons made from wood, rock, and copper.(Hassig, 1992) The machuahuitl, a razor sharp sword, the tematlatl, a sling, and the tlacochtli, an obsidian pointed spear, were all simplistic, but the Aztecs could cause remarkable damage with these weapons. Conquistadors were equipped with steel swords and lances, and horses made the cavalry remarkably effective in combat....   [tags: fighting forces in America, conquistadors]

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The Spanish American War

- The idea of “Manifest Destiny” precipitated mounting conflicts with Mexico that ultimately provoked a Mexican attack on U.S. forces seeking to occupy this disputed territory. In May of 1846, the U.S. government declared war on Mexico and U.S. military force triumphed over the Mexican armies and reached and occupied Mexico City for a time. The war ended in early 1848, with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo which called for Mexico to forfeit its claim to Texas and, in return for fifteen million dollars, transferred roughly half of Mexico’s lands including what is now California, Nevada and Utah and parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming which had comprised northwest Me...   [tags: conflicts with mexico, indigenous tribes]

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The Spanish American War

- The Spanish-American War in 1898 marked a major turning point in the United States, making it a world power by acquiring the islands of Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Cuba, and other smaller islands. Despite winning the possession of these islands, all were controlled differently from one another. Puerto Rico became known as a "Commonwealth" meaning that was given limited autonomy. The Philippines, meanwhile, became an official United States territory, which means that the island was owned and governed directly by the American government....   [tags: Cuba, Fidel Castro, Fulgencio Batista]

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My Spanish Dress and the Spanish Fair

- At eleven o'clock I am wishing my shoes did not have hobnails in them as I noisily tread down the tranquil street lined with four-o-clocks and horse stables. I try unsuccessfully to not let my footfalls disturb this peaceful night. Silently, I curse myself for deciding to wear this heavy Spanish dress loudly swishing at my ankles. Agitated, I tug at my hair and red shawl. At the comer a rainbow of people spreads out before me. The appetizing aromas of warm bread, seafood, and sherry surge over me and instill a craving....   [tags: Observation Essay, Descriptive Essay]

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Spanish Armada

- During the age of exploration, the great European nations fought amongst themselves for their share of the new world. There were constant battles over the lands of the Americas and Africa. The two main religions of Europe were trying to spread its reach to new parts of the world and each had countries pushing each religion as much as they could. The Anglo-Spanish War between England and Spain during 1585-1604 is a great example of this, although it was never official declared a war. One thing that made this war quite note worthy was the Spanish Armada, a fleet of 130-armed ship versus the well-trained navy of England....   [tags: World History ]

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Spanish Futbol

- As human beings grow up we begin to develop interests in certain things. Hobbies are a big part of our lives, it normally is a past time that allows us to unwind and relax, forget about our everyday problems. It gives us something to enjoy doing. Hobbies can range from many different activities, whether it is knitting, reading a book, surfing, running, shopping, painting and so forth. There are so many different types of activities that one can do. These hobbies are usually done on a casual basis; there is no obligation to do them....   [tags: Hobbies, Sports, Soccer]

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The Tragedy of the Salmon

- The Tragedy of the Salmon The United States Pacific Northwest has historically been a significant player in the global fishing industry. However, over the last half-century, the fish population in the area has been declining at an alarming rate. Popular species of fish such as cod and salmon have been particularly susceptible to these decreases. What once was a region flourishing with abundant fish populations, is now in danger of being exploited to the point of extinction of certain species. The majority of these population drops is attributed to increased industrialization and overfishing in the region....   [tags: global fishing industry, environmental issues]

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The Tragedy Of The Commons

- 1. Go to the textbook and read the section about the Tragedy of the Commons. Summarize, in YOUR own words (do NOT copy-n-paste from the book or article) what the “Tragedy of the Commons” means. This “Tragedy of the Commons” is a concept first put forward by William Forster Loyd but more often is attributed to the ecologist Garett Hardin ("Tragedy of the commons", 2016). The concept can be explained as a situation in which a common resource is shared by many. Each individual attempts to maximise their share of the resource with little regard to others and therefore the resource begins to be over exploited....   [tags: Water, Irrigation, Natural environment]

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The Importance of Spanish Culture to an American Student

- Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages across the world. Many places such as Mexico, Spain, and much of South America have Spanish as their main language. As an American student it is essential to know not only the Spanish language, but also to be knowledgeable of the Spanish culture. Having an understanding of the Spanish culture will benefit an American student in ways such as in case of an emergency, within the food industry, and being able to connect with Spanish cultures. Without having an understanding of the Spanish language, or the Spanish culture it could be rather difficult to assist a Spanish speaking person....   [tags: police officers, health care, traveling]

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Divorce Is Not A Tragedy

- “Divorce isn 't such a tragedy. A tragedy 's staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce” (Weiner, 2010). Jennifer has some points in this quote. It is quite a tragedy to stay in a marriage where you aren’t happy and nobody has died of a divorce, but did she think about the impact that divorce can really have on a child. Divorce is defined as “a judicial declaration dissolving a marriage in whole or in part, especially one that releases the marriage partners from all matrimonial obligations” (Dictionary.com)....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Divorce]

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Spanish Conquistador

- 1492 was the year that Christopher Columbus, the Spanish conquistador, came to the “New World” and explored it which to be later colonized by Spain, France, and mostly England to establish the soon to be, colonial America. In time, when colonists arrived in the New England region ruled by Britain their lives were being controlled by many factors consisting of religion, wealth, social status, race, conflicts with other colonists/Indians and gender. In the book, Everyday Life in Early America, written by David Freeman Hawke, it is argued that these immigrants were colonists that were forced to adapt to a new way of life....   [tags: Christopher Columbus, New World]

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The Tragedy Of The Heart

- Why All the Suffering This is the question often asked when tragedies occur in our lives. Though often suffering is mistaken as a sign of punishment. Suffering occurs in two ways: incidences that results from our mistakes or beyond our control. Whether suffering is personal, psychological, or spiritual, we deal with it in different ways. When suffering occurs we may feel anguish, angry, bitterness, numbness, and pain. It is one of the most intense and disturbing human emotions. Personal suffering leads to crises, risk, humiliation or alienation of our being....   [tags: Suffering, Emotion, Pain, Pain]

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The Tragedy Of The Holocaust

- When considering the Holocaust in its totality, historian Nora Levin believes that such an atrocity is without parallel; a perspective that can be supported by the detailed accuracy of the dramatizations that have been made based on the events of this tragedy. The extreme cruelty, destructive political and racial ideology, size of the human slaughter and overall insensitivity of the world are characteristics that make this act of cruelty, an event than can never be compared to. In The Pianist, individuals were throwing themselves out of windows or poison themselves when they felt that the time had come to be deported to a concentration camp and possibly executed in the gas chamber, so that t...   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Pope Pius XII]

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The Tragedy Of The Victim

- The early perspective of the victim can be traced back to the world’s first murder. In the bible, a case of murder is found involving Adam and Eve’s first and second son, Cain and Abel. The victim a humble shepard named Abel and the salient Abel’s older brother Cain. Adam and Eve may had foreseen the terrible tragedy to come. Eve had a dream one night were she saw blood coming out of Abel’s mouth and falling onto the mouth of Cain. When Eve told Adam about the dream he was extremely upset and wonder whether or not the hatred that he had already seen between Cain and Abel was to turn into something worst....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Book of Genesis, Victimology]

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How Does Spanish Building Bubble Affect The Spanish Architecture?

- Essay: How does the Spanish building bubble affect the Spanish architecture. Explain, giving reference to the current economy. Spain is renowned worldwide for its architects & architecture. Architecture throughout the years has changed dramatically though Spain. There has been styles such as Mudejar Style, Romanesque Spanish Architecture, Gothic Spanish Architecture & Renaissance Spanish Architecture. Prehistoric Spanish Architecture first started back in 4000bc, when the first people choose to settle on the land, where today Spain has been built....   [tags: Unemployment, Great Depression]

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Effects Of The Spanish Influenza On South Africa

- the military, which in turn was the cause, the devastating affects that the Spanish influenza had on South African society. This creation of colonial trade and transport was responsible for not only the emergence of the influenza in South Africa, but then for the spread of the Spanish influenza amongst South Africans along these modes of trade and transport. When evaluating the Spanish influenza’s impact on all of the countries in the world, it is clear that South Africa suffered the greatest per-capita death rates....   [tags: South Africa, Africa, African Union]

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A Survey of Tragedy

- A Survey of Tragedy A modern tragedy of today and a tragedy of ancient Greece are two very different concepts, but ironically, both are linked by many similarities. In “Poetics”, Aristotle defines and outlines tragedy for theatre in a way that displays his genius, but raises questions and creates controversy. Aristotle’s famous definition of tragedy states: “A tragedy is the imitation of an action that is serious, and also as having magnitude, complete in itself in language with pleasurable accessories, each kind brought in separately in the parts of the work; in a dramatic, not in a narrative form: with incidents arousing pity and fear; wherewith to accomplish its catharsis of such emotion...   [tags: Oedipus The King, Death of a Salesman]

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Mexican Spanish Conquest

- The meeting between Hernán Cortés with the Spanish expedition into Tenochtitlan, the Mexican imperial city under the reign of Montezuma has brought a vivid depiction of the conflict and contention between these two forces that would prosper a range of different accounts and perspectives of the incidents that would consequently follow during and after the clash. Bernard Sahagún wrote the ‘Florentine Codex’ which depicts these series of events from the accounts of the indigenous and Spanish population that are based around his religious motives and interpretation of the truth....   [tags: World Civilization ]

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Tragedy of the Commons

- Garrett Hardin’s article “The Tragedy of the Commons” illustrates the continuing problem of the commons. The article clearly illustrates the effects of the exponentially increasing population such as pollution and food. Possible solutions to the problems are stated in the article, but any and all solution will be difficult to accomplish and may not be effective because of man’s sense of freedom and selfishness. The commons is an area of land that belongs to the public as opposed to being owned by individuals, which is private property....   [tags: Conservationism]

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A Proud Spanish Speaking Middle Schooler

- ¿Por qué solo enseñas español. A proud Spanish speaking middle schooler is about to transform into a high school freshman. Her name is Sarah. Su nombre es Sarah. Sarah has had required Spanish classes in the past. Most of the classes were extremely easy for her. She now looks forward to learning a new language in a new school. She has heard that high schools offer other language courses such as French and German. This young lady has always dreamed of living in Paris and wanted to start learning French right away....   [tags: High school, Middle school, French language]

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Effects Of The Spanish American War On America

- Called the “Merry Little War” in textbooks, The Spanish-American War was a war that although had relatively few casualties, led the United States into a political trend that was significant in the late nineteenth century and is still visible to this day both socially and politically. The Spanish-American War had an immense effect socially and politically in late nineteenth century America through the bonding of America as a country, the beginning of America as a world power, and the establishment of America’s role as intimidator....   [tags: United States, Superpower, World War II]

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The Tragedy of Othello

- William Shakespeare masterfully crafted Othello, the Moor of Venice as an Aristotelian tragedy play. The main protagonist of the play, Othello, is the perfect example of a tragic hero. Shakespeare was influenced by Aristotle’s concept of a tragic hero and used Aristotle’s principles to create Othello. William Shakespeare attempted to create an Aristotelian tragedy play with a tragic hero and succeeded in Othello, the Moor of Venice by weaving in pity and fear into each line and action. The power of pity and fear creates the upmost tragic situation and follows in accordance of Aristotle’s definition of tragedy....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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Spanish Cinema After the Dictatorship in 1975

- ... By using a child modern pop star, flamenco dancer the film projects and image of urban modern life in Spain which resembles that of 1960’s Hollywood cinema in the sense that the films focus on middle/high class and doesn’t focus on many important social political problems of the time. Although the narrative focuses on the change from rural Spain to Madrid, Marisol’s father dying being the reason she travels to Madrid with her uncle is overshadowed by the musical aspect of the film. Although this overshadowing can be said to give a sense of escapism to the audience the films from this period share similarities with Hollywood cinema, such as a star lead role, costume and setting....   [tags: film makers, political censorship]

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The Tragedy of Antigone

- It is plain to see what about the character of Antigone it is that makes this a tragedy. Tragedy is defined as a dramatic composition dealing with a serious or somber theme, and this story fits all these criteria. First of all, it involves a tragic course of events that involved both of her brothers dying and then being completely disrespected even in death. She felt she had to rectify this mistake, even though it was against the law, and the opposition was too great. Because of her attempt to rectify the injustice, even more tragic things happened to her and her family....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism]

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Causes and Effects of the Spanish American War

- On April 19th, 1898, The United States impulsively waged a war with imperialist Spain that would forever change our country for better and for worse. There are many different factors that led to the war, but in my opinion, one key cause is of much greater importance than the others. As a result of the war, American became known as an imperialistic nation and a world power. How could such a “little” war have such a large impact on American society at the turn of the 20th century. The first reason for the Spanish American War was public opinion....   [tags: war, imperalist spain, ]

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