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Common Themes Of Health Promotion Campaigns

- Exercise. Eat well. - These are some common themes in health promotion campaigns. Physical activity and a healthy diet play a role in reducing the development of type 2 diabetes (WHO, 2014 ). Aboriginals in Canada have a high rate of type 2 diabetes ( ). Aboriginals residing in Sandy lake first nations have the highest type 2 diabetes rate in Canada. This is a cause for concern. Sandy lake is a remote first nation community located in north-western Ontario (sandy lake first nation). The population is approximately 2970 (aboriginal affairs)....   [tags: Health, Nutrition, First Nations, Medicine]

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Common Themes in American Literature

- Common Themes in American Literature Common Themes throughout American Literature Many authors contributed to American literature between 1865 and 1914. Although these authors came from all over the country and lived different life styles, they still managed to include similar themes in their works. A theme is considered to be the main idea of the work, or a meaning behind the story. Within this period of American literature, three themes continued to emerge: the concept of true beauty, protection of nature, and perception versus reality....   [tags: Papers]

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Common Themes of Three Songs

- The Postal Service released three hits; The District Sleeps Alone Tonight, Such Great Heights, and Clark Gable. These songs all share a common theme; teenage self-loathing love songs. I will be analyzing these three songs and the common themes between them. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight is about the singer gaining an understanding of why he is not with the one he loves. He sings “I’ll wear my badge…a vinyl sticker with big block letters adherent to my chest that tells your new friends I am a visitor here.” This is expressing that to her it always seemed it was never going to last....   [tags: Music Comparison]

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Common Themes in Poetry

- Common Themes in Poetry After reading and analysing numerous poems, I have chosen two examples of the famous Irish Poet, Seamus Heaney's work: 'Follower' and 'Mid-Term Break'. Both poems relate to the poet's past, and are certainly associated with a specific 'loss' of a loved one - one a literal loss, and the other a subconscious loss. 'Mid-Term Break', which I found to be a very touching and poignant poem, describes the loss of the poet's younger brother, Christopher when Heaney was a child, hence the poem is of a childhood tragedy as well as a loss....   [tags: Mid-Term Break Follower Poetry Poems Essays]

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Common Themes of The Client, Dragon, and Beowulf

- Common Themes of The Client, Dragon, and Beowulf A woman her late thirties bellowed "My Baby. My Baby!", as her baby carriage rolled towards the bottom of the great hill. Off in a distance, a man of around early thirties heard these desperate calls for help. The man dashed out from his house and immediately followed pursuit of the blue baby carriage. Within one minutes, he safely reclaimed the carriage and the baby girl was safely returned to her mother without harm. This is an example of how the young man is showing traits of heroism, the traits being courage, intelligence, and strength....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Common Themes In Short Stories

- James Joyce, a most prestigious author of many titles, has incorporated into his works many different thoughts, life experiences, as well as themes. Those three things that he used in his works I believe are what made him the awesome author he is today. The main focus of this paper is to inform you of the themes that reoccur in many of his short stories. Some themes that I noticed were: family, frustration, dreams of escape, love infatuations, and finally, sin. Family is a strong theme in Joyce’s writings for in Araby, the young teen finds himself obeying his uncle and asking his permission to go to the festival showing his sense of respect and need for family....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Common Themes Between Let Me Hear Your Voice And The Selected Article

- Common themes between Let Me Hear Your Voice and the selected article: 1. In the article it talks about the grieving model that parents go through. Catherine in, Let Me Hear Your Voice went through this grieving process. She experienced the denial, anger and frustrations that parents of ASD children go through. (Toni) 2. Another common theme was the everyday frustrations that mount and greatly affect the families of ASD children. Catherine many times felt she had to leave the room while her children had meltdowns when working with workers....   [tags: Family, Parent, Psychology, Behavior]

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Common Themes in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- The death of a black man, the attack of two children, and a man locked up for so long he cannot remember what life was like before all seem unrelated, however they are not. They are all examples of a common theme throughout the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, victims of what a main character implores his kids not to do. In To Kill a Mockingbird, two plotlines coincide; two children, Scout and Jem Finch are growing up with a fascination of their recluse neighbor, Arthur “Boo” Radley, and a black man named Tom Robinson is put on trial for the rape of a white woman....   [tags: victims, two, characters, event]

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Common Themes in Steinbeck's Cannery Row and East of Eden

- Cannery Row follows a group of unemployed boys that mostly steal what they need to live off of. Lee Chong, the grocer, lets Mack and the boys stay in a meal shack that they turn into their home, even though he knows they will never pay him rent. The boys show their appreciation to Lee Chong by no longer stealing from his grocery store. The boys also want to do something nice for Doc, who lives across the street from them. They plan to give Doc a party and spend a lot of time trying to get everything perfect for him, although they’re also throwing the party just to have a party for themselves....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essay]

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Common Themes in the Poetry of Mark Strand

- Mark Strand has a common theme throughout all of his short poems found in Blizzard of One. I found Nature as the common motif. Many of the poems are interesting in this short work by Strand, and many poems stood out. "Untitled," the first poem in the novel uses first person and third person to convey the heartache found with love. "The adorable one..."(Strand 3), is relative to explaining a youngness in age. Which helped me decipher the poem being about young love or puppy love. The poet Strand uses Flashback to build images of the setting....   [tags: Mark Strand, Poetry Analysis]

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Common Themes in Secret Sharer, Heart of Darkness, and Shadow Line

- Common Themes in The Secret Sharer, Heart of Darkness, and The Shadow Line Joseph Conrad's stories The Secret Sharer, Heart of Darkness, and The Shadow Line share a number of themes. All three stories deal with a process of maturing that involves the loss of youthful illusions, a process usually precipitated by an actual "trial" that challenges the protagonist's professional skills as well as his assumptions about his identity and sanity. In successfully dealing with the crisis, the protagonist reconstructs his identity and develops moral ideas rooted in acknowledgement of his own and others' human weaknesses and thus of men's necessary interdependence....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Themes Of The Different Themes That Are Commonly Experienced During Dreams The Most Common From The Survey

- Of the 20 different themes that are commonly experienced during dreams the most common from the survey I took were falling, swimming, and being attacked or pursued. For all three of these eighty percent of the surveyed people responded that they have experienced these in their dreams. The least common themes found were being frozen with fright and arriving too late, which both only found twenty percent have experienced these themes within their dreams. At seventy percent were the following themes: school, teachers, or studying and eating....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Unconscious mind, Psychoanalysis]

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Common Masculine Themes of Superheroes Explained in Complex Masculinities: The Superhero in Modern American Movies

- ... Following the elements of what make up a masculine superhero, the author describes the biggest driving force of this idea of masculinity which succeeds to sway society: the human body. The male body displays power, superiority and masculine strength, and is shown through the superhero's actions. The body, prominently male, white, and beautiful, is shown to the audience in sublime ways; the use of camera shots to better get the low angles, the back shots, slow motion and the exploding background, all of which contribute to the character's persona....   [tags: culture, body, power]

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Thomas Paine's Common Sense

- Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" Thomas Paine is responsible for some of the most influential pamphlets about the colonial situation in the 1700’s. He found himself in the right position and time to make his opinions known through his writing. He was a journalist in Philadelphia when the American relationship with England was thinning and change was on the horizon. Paine became famous at this time for writing Common Sense, as well as his sixteen Crisis papers. Through his particular style of reasoning and vehemence, Paine’s Common Sense became crucial in turning American opinion against Britain and was instrumental in the colonies' decision to engage in a battle for complete independence....   [tags: Thomas Paine Common Sense Essays]

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Prominent Themes of What Makes a Society

- What is a society. This comprehensive question has acted as the driving force for much of the work done by theorists in the anthropological and sociological fields throughout time. Although these various social theorists have adopted distinct methodologies and frameworks, which typically guide their research in different directions, they have generally discussed similar themes throughout their work. Over the past 150 years, classical, Western social theorists such as, Émile Durkheim, Ferdinand Tönnies, Max Weber, Georg Simmel, Sigmund Freud, and many others, have all speculated on three specific aspects of society....   [tags: individuals, community, structure, themes]

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The Humorist for the Common Man: James Thurber

- As America was changing during the early twentieth century, so was humor and few writers could easily adapt to this change with success as well as James Thurber did as a cartoonist, journalist, and an author of short stories, fables, fairytales, and plays, Thurber highlighted the problems of everyday life that were often the result of the transition in America from a masculine, frontier society, to an urban, more feminized society (Buckley, New Criterion). He shied away from major problems of the world and instead made his focus “the immemorial stupidities, cruelties and perversities of men that lie at the root of our ills” (Hasley)....   [tags: humor, james thurber, common man]

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Themes in Many Genres

- In the world of literature, there are many themes that exist in a variety of genres. In the Gettysburg Address, a speech made by 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln tries to reassure listeners that the country’s problems will be resolved in the midst of war. The American Civil War has caused many domestic issues, provoking panic from the general public. George J. Mitchell’s opinion essay, Peace isn’t Impossible, attempts to convince readers that the conflicts and tensions in Northern Ireland should end as soon as possible....   [tags: Literature]

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Themes And Motifs Of ' Memorial And The Sound Of The Mountain '

- In the novels Counselor Ayres’ Memorial by Machado de Assis and The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata, there are common themes and motifs that are present in both books. There is a strong element of love (both romantic and familial) and of separation. These themes have significant effects on the characters and the plot. Both novels also present a similar message about life and the world. Although the novels have similar themes, they are expressed differently in each. One major theme in the novels Counselor Ayres’ Memorial and The Sound of the Mountain is love....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Interpersonal relationship]

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Charlie's Themes: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

- ... When his sister tells him out of spite “You’re a freak, you know that?” (Chbosky, 25); another time this appears is when “Charlie’s” cousins aim highly inappropriate remarks toward him, for just being himself. Another subject that develops for the protagonist is participation, in its two forms passive and progressive. He is first questioned by his friend, and instructor whether or not he partakes in school events, and from then on he passively participates; by going to these events and analyzing others, instead of actually participating he finds things to distract himself....   [tags: Stephen Chobosky, story analysis]

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Macbeth and Star Wars: Coherence by Themes

- Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare. It is considered one of his darkest and most powerful tragedies. Set in Scotland, the play dramatizes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfil the ambition for power.The play is believed to have been written between 1603 and 1607, and is most commonly dated 1606. It is a timeless classic and its themes resonate within some of the most common movies and books of modern times. Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise centered on a film series created by George Lucas....   [tags: Evil, Power, Epic]

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Music from China, Japan, Bali and the Pacific Islands

- Paper #2 Music can be defined as a collection of sounds and silence, however, as we learned in class, music style and verity can differ greatly between regions of the world. In this paper, we will summarize each studied region by listing a few important characteristics and themes of each. We will first look into the regional themes and styles of China, followed by those from Japan and Bali, then move on to the Pacific Islands, and finally end with Pacific Latin America. We will also compare and contrast each area along the way, and will list some common similarities and differences between them....   [tags: characteristics and themes]

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The Loss of Personal Freedoms in a Totalitarian Government

- Imagine living in a world of complete rejection of liberal ideas and absolute conformity. Citizens of this world do not have the freedom to choose their occupation. In fact, these citizens have no rights. They cannot speak freely, they do not enjoy any personal freedoms or privacy, and the media is aggressively censored. This is the world of George Orwell’s 1984 and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. The protagonist of Fahrenheit 451 is Guy Montag, and he is a fireman. His job is to destroy books completely by setting fire to them....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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Debate Paper on Common Core Standards

- ... The old standards have been around for numerous years with learning reading, writing, spelling and math. Reading and responding is a requirement with the old standards and the common core standards in the educational system. Educational standards in 2005 for language arts and reading were to communicate clearly, fluently, strategically, critically, and creatively in society (La. Adm. Code). The common core standards requirements in language art and reading is to interpret the words and phrases, analyze how two or more texts address similar themes, clarify meaning words and phrases by using context clues (common core)....   [tags: US education system]

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Historical Events And A Common Theme Of Hubris

- In Histories, Herodotus’ uses a variety of themes to narrate historical events and a common theme revolves around hubris. Extremely common amongst Greek literature and Greek mythology, hubris appears to be the infamous human trait. Greek mythology sees hubris as a great atrocity and results in an unrelenting punishment. The idea of hubris is that an individual with an authoritative position, a strong or influential leader, becomes extremely proud of his exceptional qualities and forms a delusion of his position to be on par with even the Gods....   [tags: Achaemenid Empire, Cyrus the Great]

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Themes and Styles in Songs of Experience

- Themes and Styles in Songs of Experience With reference to at least four poems, show how they are representative of themes and styles in Songs of Experience. In the Songs of Experience “Innocence” has progressed towards “Experience”, but it is important to remember that Blake's vision is essentially dialectical: “Innocence” and “Experience” are co-related as the road to “experience” begins from “innocence”. The poems in Songs of Experience are darker in tone and outlook, affirming a bleaker (or more realistic) view of creation than their “Innocent” counterparts....   [tags: Innocence Songs of Experience Poems Essays]

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Medieval Themes Reflected in Modern Literature and Movies

- The common themes often presented in tales of the Medieval times still make appearances in the films and literature that are popular among our society today. The book The Kindness of Strangers, written by Katrina Kittle, and the movie King Kong, directed by Peter Jackson, are two examples that portray many known characteristics of the times of King Arthur, such as honor, chivalry, loyalty, and bravery. The legend of King Arthur revolves around the Knights Code of Chivalry. Although there was not an official Code of Chivalry, there were a multitude of well-known ideals that all knights were to represent....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Similar Themes in Novels by The Bronte Sisters and Jane Austen

- One of the biggest rivalries in the nineteenth century was between the Bronte sisters and Jane Austen. These women wrote some of the most popular novels in their time that often had very common themes. Emily Bronte's novel Wuthering Heights and Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice both deal with the common theme of social standing, especially in relation to marriages. In Wuthering Heights, Catherine's higher class standing than Heathcliff’s status hinders them from being together. In Pride and Prejudice the gender roles are reversed, and it is Darcy who must deal with being with a woman, Elizabeth Bennet, in a lower standing than he and his family is....   [tags: Society, Marriage]

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Themes Found in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

- Section One: Themes Theme One: Hopelessness Hopelessness is not a common theme in novels, mostly because it is hard to write a hopeless novel that can still hold a reader’s interest. Nevertheless, John Steinbeck was able to successfully write Of Mice and Men, a hopeless book from the start, but it still remains one of the most popular stories ever written. Steinbeck creates the illusion of hope by introducing their dream in the first chapter. However, it is hinted at that this will not ever be achieved, on page seven, “Lennie looked puzzled....   [tags: hopelessness, pathos, negatives]

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Common Problems in the 1940s in The Pearl by John Steinbeck

- American literature plays a vital role in society, providing entertainment while displaying themes that related to common problems during the 1940s. One of the novels that reflects some of these major problems is The Pearl, written by John Steinbeck. This novel is based on a story that Steinbeck heard on his trip to La Paz, Mexico in 1940. He describes this story in his book, The Log from the Sea of Cortez. Steinbeck tries to show the difficulties that many people faced in Mexico. In particular, The Pearl examines the social and cultural inequalities between the Mexicans and the Europeans, illustrates how longing for materialistic goods can result in destruction, and demonstrates how a man’s...   [tags: dreams, money, culture]

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Themes in The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

- Themes in The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer Throughout an author’s literature, many times we find common themes; this is definitely true in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. In the literary work, the reader can find common themes through many of the tales. In the Wife of Bath tale, The Miller’s tale, and the Pardoner’s tale, it is easy to see that one of the main themes through the book is that women are the downfall of men. Although this may not have been Chaucer’s personal feeling, he gives ample proof to prove this statement through his characters and their stories....   [tags: Papers]

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A Comparison of King's Themes and Techniques with Woodgate's

- A Comparison of King's Themes and Techniques with Woodgate's Woodgate chose the topic of conflict between today's youths as it is a issue about which he feels passionate and which the audience and later readers could relate to and understand. 'We need to fight this oppression, which has now become an everyday occurrence in our society.' Woodgate's techniques are very similar to King's, however, I feel that King's unwavering certainty and ambition in his dynamic and influential vocabulary is more effective in motivating the audience and later readers, 'As we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall march ahead....   [tags: Papers]

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The Sociological Themes Of A Nuclear Family

- am today. Two sociological themes that emerged when writing section one are family and culture. Family creates and shapes everyone’s life whether it is positive or negative. Family is defined as “It finds its origin in marriage; it consists of husband, wife, and children born in their wedlock, though other relatives may find their place close to this nuclear group, an the group is united by moral, legal, economic, religious and social rights and obligations” (Ravelli and Webber 283). There are two main family forms, nuclear family and extended family; these families are the most commonly found forms of a family structure....   [tags: Family, Sociology, Nuclear family]

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Themes in "Nectar in a Sieve"

- In the novel, Nectar in a Sieve, the author, Kamala Markandaya creates various themes. One theme from the book is that tensions can be caused by modernization and industrial progress. This theme is highly prevalent throughout the story and broadens the reader’s outlook on modernization. Markandaya writes of a primitive village that is going through a severe change. Her ability to form a plethora of characters with different opinions, yet to share one main culture, helps highlight the tensions in the village....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Common Good

- Common Good When our country's government was first created in the late 18th century, our founding fathers wove together the ideas of the classical republican and natural rights. In general, citizens today are more interested in pursuing their own self interests, as presented in the natural rights, than working for the common good, as the classical republican preaches one should. However, the government is more set on having citizens pursue the common good. The average American citizen worries mostly about increasing their wealth and status, just as Locke predicted in his Natural Rights....   [tags: Papers]

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Themes in Arthur Conan Doyle’s Novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles

- Themes are what drive a novel to completion and influence the author to write the story. Themes are the main and central idea of the novel and usually can be picked up on quickly. In Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Doyle expresses his themes in numerous ways, some of which are subtle, while others are more obvious. The themes in the novel include science versus superstition, appearance versus reality, and trust and betrayal. In Doyle’s time, forensics and criminology sciences were on the rise, proving many myths at the time false....   [tags: Superstition, Appearance, Forensic]

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Themes in Great Expectations

- Great Expectations, a novel published by Charles Dickens in 1862, is about a young boy named Pip who explores the differences between divisions of each social class. He starts at the very bottom as a common young boy, then he inherits a large amount of money and slowly starts climbing his way up to the top of the social pyramid. This change in social status brought change to his personality also. He went from being a caring gentlemen, to a rich, apathetic snob. Charles Dickens uses humor and satire throughout the novel, lots of irony, repetition, and the use of inanimate objects to show emotion....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]

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Shared Themes in A Clockwork Orange and Never Let Me Go

- A Clockwork Orange and Never Let Me go are both set in a dystopian future. They both deal with a young protagonist trying to accept their fate in their respective societies. However. They are very different people, Alex Delarge is very impulsive and quick to anger person, Kathy H. is very empathetic and mild-mannered person. But they can still both be considered an “anti-hero”, they have that in common. Therefore both of these books share many themes, but since they were written in two different time periods, and the societies of these dystopian futures are very different, they have different approaches/views as to how to deal with the problems present in the novels....   [tags: dystopian future, burgess, marcks]

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Themes of the Odyssey

- Throughout the Odyssey there are many themes that Homer uses to portray different people and events. To name a few, there are the themes of Betrayal and Revenge,Greed and Glutony, Hospitality, Role of the Gods and Wealth (the amount of money one had determined the status he held in the greek society, and this explains Odysseus's love for plunder). To start with the most common one, the role of the gods, one can see many such allusions thrown all over the odyssey. The epic poem starts in Mt.Olympus where the gods are discussing what will happen to Odysseus , Master mariner and warrior of Ithaka....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Letter For The Common App

- Mackenna Goodrich The letter is for the Common App. I am applying to the University of California, Kenyon College, University of Chicago, Boston University, Vanderbilt University and Northwestern University. Attached I am sort of all over the place in regards to the “What do you want to be when you grow up?” question. In college, I am either going to major or minor in theatre and my “fallback” plan is to get a doctorate and be a professor of theatre at a college. However, I want to pursue at a double major in college....   [tags: Critical thinking, Thought, High school]

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The Realism Era

- The realism era is one of the most over looked time frames for literature during the last 5 centuries. In the mid 1800s through the mid 1900s some of the most famous authors and novels arose. During the realist era, literature took a turn, around 1820 the romantic era changed, and the progress of this new era began. Realism was different from the romantic era because realism narrates the literary works through an objective, unbiased perspective (Realism 654). In fact the narrator is not a character in the story rather an invisible presence that remains outside of the realm of the story (Rahn)....   [tags: Writers, Themes, Socioeconomic, Culture]

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Themes in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

- To kill a mockingbird written by Harper Lee. Themes are the subject of a talk, a piece of writing or a person's thoughts. There are many themes present in this great American classic such as courage, racism, prejudice, morality and of course coming of age. Lee communicates these themes with characters, events that unfold and the scenarios that Jem and Scout have to face. One of many themes that is evidently present throughout the book is prejudice. The main action is of Atticus defending the innocent ‘Tom Robinson’ who is falsely accused of the rape of a white girl....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays]

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Comparing Themes in Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five

- Comparing Themes in Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five           Throughout his career, Kurt Vonnegut has used writing as a tool to convey penetrating messages and ominous warnings about our society. He skillfully combines vivid imagery with a distinctly satirical and anecdotal style to explore complex issues such as religion and war. Two of his most well known, and most gripping, novels that embody this subtle talent are Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five. Both books represent Vonnegut’s genius for manipulating fiction to reveal glaring, disturbing and occasionally redemptive truths about human nature....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Many Themes in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio

- The Many Themes in Winesburg, Ohio Winesburg, Ohio is a compilation of short tales written by Sherwood Anderson and published as a whole in 1919. The short tales formulate the common themes for the novel as follows: isolation and loneliness, discovery, inhibition, and cultural failure. In order to examine these themes, Anderson's history must be understood and examined to provide illumination upon why Anderson came to such beliefs about human life. Sherwood Anderson was born on September 13, 1876, in Camden, Ohio....   [tags: Anderson Winesburg Ohio Essays]

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Free Essays: Comparing Characters and Themes in Hamlet and Macbeth

- Parallel Characters and Themes in Hamlet and MacBeth   Throughout William Shakespeare’s plays Hamlet and Macbeth there are many similarities, along with many differences. These plays are both Shakespearean tragedies, which often use supernatural incidents to capture the reader’s interest, and consists of a hero that has a tragic flaw. There are many comparative and contrasting aspects in these plays.             The opening of Hamlet involves a supernatural, as does the opening of Macbeth....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Themes, Styles, And Techniques Of Emily Dickinson

- Brendan Schick Mr. Ingrassia English IV, Period 3 Due: November 3rd, 2015 The Themes, Styles, and Techniques of Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson, one of the greatest American poets of the nineteenth century used many different themes, styles, and techniques that make her poetry so widely popular. The enigma that is Emily Dickinson continues to befuddle experts and leaves readers with a sense of deep, intimate connection through poetry. Even though she was a recluse, Emily Dickinson’s poems present universal themes that can communicate with the reader of the poems....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Emily Dickinson, Iambic pentameter]

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Themes Of Destruction By Percy Bysshe Shelly

- Byron and Shelley: Themes of Destruction “Nothing beside remains. Round the decay / Of that colossal Wreck,” wrote Percy Bysshe Shelly in his poem, “Ozymandias.” This theme of destruction also forms the basis of Lord Byron’s poem, “Darkness.” Although each poem has a very different narrative, tone and plot, they reflect fears about the legacy of human influence and the destruction of civilization. The common theme of destruction, found in Percy Bysshe Shelly’s poem “Ozymandias” and Lord Byron’s poem, “Darkness” reflects the poets’ shared fears about the future by writing about ideas of civilization, the fall of mankind due to nature and natural instincts, life and death....   [tags: Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley, Romanticism]

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The Dark Underlying Themes Of A Good Man

- The Dark Underlying Themes of “A Good Man is Hard to Find” “‘Listen,’ the grandmother almost screamed, ‘I know you 're a good man. You don 't look a bit like you have com- mon blood. I know you must come from nice people!’” (O’Connor 147). O’Connor’s short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, is well known for it’s disturbingly dark tone and controversial subjects. The story highlights the meeting, conflict, and dispute between a family and an escaped criminal, known as “the Misfit.” Throughout their interaction, the grandmother begs for her life and claims that the Misfit is a good man solely based on the fact that he wouldn’t like to kill a woman, despite having prior knowledge of his...   [tags: Morality, Religion, Ethics, Hypocrisy]

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Ayckbourn's Short Plays and Themes of Isolation and Loneliness

- Ayckbourn's Short Plays and Themes of Isolation and Loneliness Isolation and loneliness are common themes in three of Ayckbourn's short plays. It appears, in varying degrees within MF, DC and TP but always is a problem/theme inside each play. MF starts off with on the first page with a strong image of Lucy being isolated from the world outside., "she lifts the receiver then replaces it immediately" and "the door chimes again. Lucy ignores these". Lucy is isolating herself from people at the door and anybody trying to ring her, we discover in the next play why she ignores the phone but the door must just be a way of keeping all her outside troubles and upsets away....   [tags: Ayckbourn Essays]

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Structure, Themes, and Motifs in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

- Structure, Themes, and Motifs in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman At first glance, Arthur Miller's play, Death of a Salesman appears to be a simple story of the tragic life of an ordinary man. Through a few flashbacks, it would seem that his whole dreary life is told and that is about it. However, this can not be the case, as we know that Arthur Miller is one of the greatest playwrights alive. After reading the play for the fourth or maybe fifth time, I became fully aware of the intricate structure, many themes, and different motifs that Miller used to make this play a classic....   [tags: Death Salesman essays]

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Themes in Animal Farm by George Orwell

- ... The novel does not condemn tyranny, but instead shows the terrible side of it. The novel not only portrays the dangers of having a tyrannical ruler, but also the dangers of a naïve working class. The novel isn't told from one specific animal's point of view, but rather from the common animals as a whole. The animals are loyal and hardworking but also very gullible. One of the reason the pigs were able to take control so easily is because of the animals, which represents the working class, was so gullible and they believed anything the pigs told them....   [tags: Tyranny, Deception, Communism]

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The Major Themes Of The American School System

- The major themes presented in chapters 2 and 3 of Someone Has to Fail is to help the reader gain an understanding behind the driving factors that established the American school system in the beginning, back before the United States was even a county. It is also to help the reader to develop an understanding of the many movements of reform that have played a major role in shaping the educational system as we in America know it today. As the colonies began, no formal system of schooling existed....   [tags: High school, Education, Teacher, School]

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Themes and Techniques in the Plays of Girish Karnad

- Introduction: Girish Karnad is one of the most influential playwrights of our time and his plays have become a byword for imagination, innovation and craftsmanship. He has been honoured with the Padma Bhushan and was conferred the prestigious Jnanapith Award. He also received Sahitya Akademi Award. Girish Karnad wanted to be a poet, but he was destined to be a playwright. Basically Karnad belong to the Rannade theatre. Since 1980s, there has been considerable work done in the field of drama. And especially with the emergence of dramatist like Girish Karnad, Vijay Tendulkar, Mohan Rakesh, Badal Sarkar and a few more on the scene, dramas written in English in India have started attracting int...   [tags: Girish Karnad]

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Themes Of Social Darwinism And The Black Community

- Themes include social Darwinism, which metaphorically encourages individuals to fight to the finish in order to receive rewards. The ways in which the black community’s strongest and wildest members take advantage of their fellows, refusing to cooperate against the common white enemy just as Tatlock refuses to fake defeat; the corrupting influence of prizes and praise on the narrator himself; and the need for the white establishment to maintain symbolic as well as literal power over the black community....   [tags: Black people, White people, Racism, Race]

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Jane Austen And Its Themes Of Irony

- This essay will be looking at Pride and Prejudice written by Jane Austen and its themes of irony. I will be looking at the passage focusing on Elizabeth and Charlotte discussing Jane’s relationship with Mr. Bingley and how after knowing each other for such a short time they are already falling for each other (Austen 22-23). The passage then relates this to how quickly Mr. Darcy has acquired feeling for Elizabeth as well (24). In this passage they discuss relationships in depth and their views on Jane displaying her affection to Mr....   [tags: Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen]

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Marxist Themes Of Hamlet By William Shakespeare

- When looking at the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, through a Marxist critical lens, there are many Marxist themes that would apply. In Hamlet there is a big difference between the monarchy and the peasants. Even in Hamlet’s time, the high class is treated in a better way than the low class. The royalty members’ poor decisions are easily overlooked or covered up like with Claudius covering up the murder of his brother. Hamlet is the only character that directly hates the monarchy and goes against it, making him more sympathetic to the lower classes....   [tags: Marxism, Sociology, Characters in Hamlet, Gertrude]

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Symbolic Themes Between Divergent And 1984

- Symbolic Themes between Divergent and 1984 It is becoming very clear that the world is becoming overpowered with electronic devices, and it is no one but the people’s fault for the privacy loss that has and will continue to happen. The amount one spends on their phone or computer a day could be described as outrageous and to some a waste of time. People wonder why privacy is becoming an issue and it is clearly because the more technical we get with technology, the more power the government has over the people....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell, Ingsoc]

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Recurring Themes in 19th Century Russian Literature

- Just to the east of riotous, industrialising Western Europe sat Imperial Russia, pendent between tradition and modernity, a vast empire of duality. As if trying to vent her frustrations, 19th century Russia produced a selection of history's finest writers; each writer packing their work with themes of duplicity, hope, and heavy social criticism. Duality was the cardinal theme for Imperial Russia. 19th century Russia was a peasant-filled, agrarian empire rushed through the gawky adolescence of industrialisation....   [tags: World Literature]

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Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

- The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) represents the set of policies that the European Economic Community first and the European Union, after, have adopted in the agricultural sector conceiving it as a strategic field to achieve an equal and stable development in the Member States. This sector's peculiarities caused agriculture to become the most integrated productive sector at the European level, the one in which the EU action supersedes the Member States' activity more intensively and more frequently....   [tags: Italy, agriculture, Europe, market, EU, support]

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Themes in David Lynch's Film, Blue Velvet

- Blue Velvet was first released in 1986 and became a huge contreversy internationally. It was deemed as pornography and was at the centre of a national firestorm, yet years later, the film is widley regarded to be an American classic, one of the greatest cinematic achievements. The themes in the film are rich and complex. Blue Velvet introduced several common elements of Lynch's work, including distorted characters, a polarized world, debilitating damage to the skull or brain and the dark underbelly of large cities, or in this case, small towns....   [tags: Films Movies]

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Biography of Edgar Allen Poe

- Edgar Allen Poe is an influential force in the literary world. Poe is known for his horrific, depressing and dark writing style commonly seen in the way he presents his work. Many of Poe’s poems harbor unlikely plot twists and are mysterious, depressing and often based around human psychology. Readers often question Poe’s sanity and question the meaning of his intricate and complex poems. In order to understand Poe’s mindset and the reason behind why he presented and wrote his poetry in such a specific fashion, one must understand Poe himself, his lifestyle and what motivated his dark writing....   [tags: poetry, literay devices, themes, love]

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Themes in Hamlet

- Themes in Hamlet       Within the Shakespearean tragic drama Hamlet there are a number of themes. Literary critics find it difficult to agree on the ranking of the themes. This essay will present the themes as they are illustrated in the play – and let the reader prioritize them.   Michael Neill in “None Can Escape Death, the ‘Undiscovered Country’” interprets the main theme of the play as a “prolonged meditation on death”:   How we respond to the ending of Hamlet – both as revenge drama and as psychological study – depends in part on how we respond to [the most important underlying theme] of the play – that is, to Hamlet as a prolonged meditation on death....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Themes of Hamlet

- Themes of Hamlet         The themes within the Shakespearean drama Hamlet are several. Let us discuss in this essay some of the more commonly recognized themes.   In the essay “Hamlet: His Own Falstaff,” Harold Goddard makes a statement of the two main themes of the play, namely war and revenge, relating them to the final scene:   The dead Hamlet is borne out “like a soldier” and the last rites over his body are to be the rites of war. The final word of the text is “shoot.” The last sounds we hear are a dead march and the reverberations of ordnance being shot off....   [tags: The Tragedy of Hamlet Essays]

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"Romeo and Juliet" and "West Side Story": A Thematic Comparison

- Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story share many similar themes. Romeo and Juliet both chronicle a story of overcoming prejudice and hatred, forbidden love, and defying stereotypes that nobody thought could be broken. The two stories are similar in a multitude of ways, even though their settings are centuries apart- Romeo and Juliet set in the 1500’s, and West Side Story set in the 1950’s. Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story both teach a lesson of how prejudice can teach you how to hate, and how one of your rivals may be the one who helps you remember how to love....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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The Imagery of Grief, Sorrow, and Death in the Poetry of Robert Frost

- The use of poetry holds the ability to easily portray an array of emotions and philosophies. The intricate language that lies in poetry allows the writer to vivify images for the reader. In Robert Frost’s writing, he uses a multitude of images that often deal with nature to write on themes of death and sorrow. Frost’s use of imagery to depict death can be seen in his poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Frost begins the poem with the speaker stating, “He will not see me stopping here to watch his woods fill up with snow” (Stopping by Woods 540)....   [tags: Psychological Themes]

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The significance of the Common Man in A Man For All Seasons

- Have decided to explore how Bolt uses the Common Man to emphasise the features of the major characters The significance of the Common Man in ‘A Man For All Seasons.’ ============================================================== I have decided to explore how Bolt uses the Common Man to emphasise the features of the major characters and to illustrate the main themes of the play. I will also explore the role the common man plays in the structure of the play and his effect on the audience. The Common Man is the only character who speaks directly to the audience, which I think is important as it means they can feel part of the play: there is interaction between the audience and actors....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Common Man's Role In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

- The Common Man's Role In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar In this essay, I will discuss who the common man is, his involvement in the governing of the city and his effect on the success of the higher figures. Shakespeare is renowned for setting a sturdy background to his plays in their opening scenes as he does most famously in Macbeth where he introduces the idea of the world being upside down. Here Shakespeare immediately introduces the upper classes' perception of the common man as a key theme....   [tags: Papers]

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Government And The Lack Of Capital Is Common Obstacle

- From Table 5, it is evident that finance and the lack of capital is common obstacle. As noted by Brandon Kane, “we are most vulnerable in our finances.” While both the board member (also the General Manager) and President agreed to similar priorities, they also recognize that “cooperative means compromise” (12th Moon). GreenStar has a history of some members being very involved, especially older founding members. At times, this causes conflict between the wishes or directions of newer and younger members, which can very easily be represented in the Board of Directors....   [tags: Board of directors, Management, Cooperative]

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The Most Common Obsessional Theme is Cleanliness

- Everyone has experienced emotions such as anxiety, fear, and worry; they are a part of everyday life. These reactions are normal and healthy; they typically don't come too often, and when they do, they don't last very long. However, the United States Health and Human Services Department (1998) estimates there is about 3.2 million Americans that suffer from a psychological anxiety disorder called Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Those who suffer from this condition have frequent upsetting and unreasonable thoughts, worries, or fears....   [tags: psychological anxiety disorders]

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Thematic Analysis : Emergent Themes, Qualitative Coding And Analysis Using A Constant Comparative Approach

- To explore the excerpts for emergent themes, qualitative coding and analysis using a constant comparative approach was applied in this study. At the start of the analysis, there were 127 excerpts for the category Outcomes – Relationships. Each excerpt was read in its entirety, to ensure appropriateness for short and long-term effects of childhood exposure to domestic violence in this category. Any discrepancies were identified, and discussed with classmates for consensus on the most appropriate code, which resulted in the removal of 14 excerpts....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence, Theme]

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A Comparison of the Themes of To Kill a Mockingbird, The Joy Luck Club, The Catcher in the Rye, and Huckleberry Finn

- Now with over 15 million copies in print translated into forty languages, “To Kill a Mockingbird” is highly regarded as a masterpiece of American literature. It stands strong beside bestsellers such as “The Joy Luck Club,” “The Catcher in the Rye,” and “Huckleberry Finn.” But what, one may ask, are the similarities between these chartbusters. A reoccurring theme in these novels is the maturation of children. “To Kill a Mockingbird” we watch Jem and Scout mature into individual beings with a deep understanding of the world....   [tags: compare contrast]

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Contemporary Themes of The Merchant of Venice

- Contemporary Themes of The Merchant of Venice One of the many elements that make up a classic, is that the book, novel or play can be read in any generation, decade, century or in any part of the globe at any time and have relevance to the reader. The themes of the work should be universal, so that the reader can take something and create a parallel to an event or situation in his or her own life. The Merchant of Venice has elements that make it a classic. The Merchant of Venice has many contemporary themes in it....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays]

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Imagery and Themes in the Epic of Gilgamesh

- Historical Context - Imagery and Themes Rosenberg notes that Gilgamesh is probably the world's first human hero in literature (27). The Epic of Gilgamesh is based on the life of a probably real Sumerian king named Gilgamesh, who ruled about 2600 B.C.E. We learned of the Gilgamesh myth when several clay tablets written in cuneiform were discovered beginning in 1845 during the excavation of Nineveh (26). We get our most complete version of Gilgamesh from the hands of an Akkadian priest, Sin-liqui-unninni....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays]

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Themes of Failure, Self Delusion, and Conflict in "Death of a Salesman"

- Throughout the play “Death of a Salesman” there are multiple themes, some are obvious and others are just noticeable. Much of it revolves around the Main Character Willy and how he has confused reality with constant illusions and dreams. Based on my experience with “Death of a Salesman” I can say that there are multiple themes fused through this play. For example the author used these themes to create a strong central meaning or message that the reader can clearly understand. Overall I believe Arthur Miller has delivered conflict, self-delusion and failure to be the root of the many themes included in his book....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Eight Themes that O'Henry uses are:

- The Eight Themes that O'Henry uses are: Beauty :Della is worried that Jim won't think she is beautiful with short hair, but Jim loves her for more than just her beautiful hair and how she looks. If you really love somebody, they are beautiful no matter how they look. Family :Jim and Della are husband and wife and they love each other. Jim's watch was given to him by his father and has been in his family for many years. Still, he sacrifices it out of love for Della. Giving :Della and Jim both feel that it is important to give nice gifts to each other to express their love....   [tags: English Literature]

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Themes in the Novel "Black Boy"

- Book review of Richard Wright's Black Boy, 1945 Introduction: "I have never seen any part of the world where it seemed to me the masses of Negro People would be better off than right here in these Southern States" - Booker T. Washington - Published in 1945, Richard Wright's autobiographical novel Black Boy was to prove the contrary. It documented prejudice and oppression caused by the Jim Crow laws in the Deep South in the early twentieth century. It is an account of the difficult road of an African American, who was convinced to have greater destiny than that of a stereotypical black person, the white people tried to transform him into....   [tags: American Literature]

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themes of cervantes don quixote

- Themes of Cervantes’ Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes’ greatest work, The Ingenious Gentleman, Don Quixote De La Mancha, is a unique book of multiple dimensions. From the moment of its creation, it has amused readers, and its influence has vastly extended in literature throughout the world. Don Quixote is a county gentleman disillusioned by his reading of chivalric romances, who rides forth to defend the oppressed and to right wrongs. Cervantes presented the knight-errant so vividly that many languages have borrowed the name of the hero as the common term to designate a person inspired by magnificent and impractical ideals....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Th Many Themes of Hamlet

-       The themes within the Shakespearean drama Hamlet are several. Let us discuss in this essay some of the more commonly recognized themes. In the essay “Hamlet: His Own Falstaff,” Harold Goddard makes a statement of the two main themes of the play, namely war and revenge, relating them to the final scene: The dead Hamlet is borne out “like a soldier” and the last rites over his body are to be the rites of war. The final word of the text is “shoot.” The last sounds we hear are a dead march and the reverberations of ordnance being shot off....   [tags: Hamlet Essays]

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Use Of Art And Describe How They Embody These Themes

- The ancient Near East associated many of their works with themes like power, propaganda, splendor, and power. In this essay I will analyze three works of art and describe how they embody these themes. Beginning with the Standard of Ur, then the Lamassu, and finally the Ishtar Gate. Each piece of art has its own expansive history but I will focus on how certain themes correlate with each one. Let’s begin with the Standard of Ur, found in the Royal Cemetery of Ur in present day Iraq. The Ur uses stones like lapis lazuli imported from Afghanistan while the red limestone imported from India, which truly represent the type of trade that the Sumerian culture was associated with....   [tags: Ancient Egypt, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Egyptians]

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Social Control through Works of Fiction

- Vampire stories have universal themes that provide the backbone for every dark tale. The unholy essence that any vampire story provides sets the stage for the message that the Church is the way of life and will save you from creatures of evil. From in class readings, we can see all the major religious themes of the classic vampire story. The common religious theme is the abscess of light is the absence of holiness and is the path to eternal damnation. Darkness is the prime universal fear of humanity mostly because we, as a species, are not nocturnal creatures; therefore, we have developed a fear of the predator filled darkness of night....   [tags: vampire stories universal themes, dark tales]

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The Themes of Forster's Rescue

- The Themes of Forster's Rescue Forster uses the idea of Rescue as a continuous motif throughout the book. It returns with different connotations in different situations. For example, when Philip leaves to try and stop Lilia marrying an Italian. This is the first of two rescue parties and is a physical plan to rescue a character. However, Forster also uses the idea of rescue through the development of Caroline and Philip's character. Here "rescue" has connotations of conversion and being saved....   [tags: Papers]

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