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A Feminist Art Critic, Arlene Raven

- In the section, Words of Honor: Contributions of a Feminist Art Critic, Arlene Raven outlines the events in her life that have led her to be an art critic for artists who were not as “bankable” as other artists. In this excerpt, she discusses how her experiences of being raped exposed her to a cruel reality about the oppression women faced despite equal education acquirement. Consequently, she increasingly got more involved in the feminist/political work, creating iconic associations like the Women’s Building....   [tags: Art, Art critic, Art history, Feminist theory]

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Rotten Tomatoes Vs. Meta Critic On The Film Dope

- Rotten Tomatoes vs. Meta Critic on the Film Dope Dope is a controversial film which addresses many issues with today’s youth living in crime-polluted, drug-infested neighborhoods in the city of Los Angeles. The movie, though a low budget film received relatively positive reviews from both Rotten Tomatoes and Meta Critic which have been known for destroying a film’s reputation in the public eye, causing ticket sales and movie goers to plummet all before the movie’s opening weekend, which is when movies earn the most profit....   [tags: Film criticism, Film, Rotten Tomatoes, Critic]

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Being a Critic of the Arts

- Being a Critic of the Arts Everyday, we act as critics, i.e., deciding which film to see or which channel to watch. Much of the time, experience guides us through the aesthetic judgments we make. Left on our own, however, we can go only so far. As Martin and Jacobus (1997) argue, in studying the essentials of criticism and in learning how to put them into practice, we develop our capacities as critics (p. 48). 1. introduction We all resist taking on the critic's role because we value the participatory experience....   [tags: Art Critics]

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A.E. Housman: A Critic and a Lover

- A.E. Housman: A Critic and a Lover A.E. Housman is an English poet in the 1890’s to 1930’s. He is a man unwilling to accept the supposed truths in earlier works. He was always looking to change or to criticize a work. Alfred was worried about the textual accuracy of all writings. He was a brilliant man who never let himself accept the careless or sluggish writers. He was not only a harsh critic but someone who adored the little things around him. Alfred faced many difficult and enduring times throughout his life that drove his thoughts on paper....   [tags: Biography]

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The Critic as Artist by Oscar Wilde

- Wilde felt that poetry was superior to the graphic arts for what reasons. Evaluate his claims. STUDENT Send instant message.Phone # not available. See all available user details.Send internal Webstudy mail.No external Web page available. In "The Critic as Artist," Oscar Wilde writes that literature is superior to the graphic arts, because unlike paintings of sunsets or portraits or other related forms of art, literature is "soul speaking to soul in those long-cadenced lines, not through form and colour alone…but with intellectual and emotional utterance, with lofty passion and with loftier thought, with imaginative insight, and with poetic aim" (2289)....   [tags: poetry, graphic, weaving]

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Critic and Artisit Relationship Dynamic

- To Smithereens and Back “Enter at your own peril, past the bolted doors where impossible things may happen that the world has never seen before.” This pulsating addictive theme song resonated within as I awaited my one guilty pleasure, my one anointed creative catalyst in an otherwise gruelingly rigorous routine. Dexter’s Lab was intrinsically interesting to my generation; the seemingly original idea of the nuclear family with a twist and a very cat-and-mouse like relationship between the main character, Dexter, and his sister Dee-Dee captivated our oh-so-naïve minds....   [tags: Author Topics, Paradox]

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The Art Critic, Harold Rosenberg

- The Following Essay is Based on Actual Events The art critic, Harold Rosenberg, once called the two dimensional picture plane of a canvas “an arena for action.” The artist’s climatic turmoil lies in the fear behind trying to discover new boundaries to analyze, beyond the space of the picture. As a matter of fact, the Avant-Garde has explored and pushed the creative envelope beyond the boundaries of perception. Comparatively speaking the possibilities and breakthroughs in modernism, spanning hundreds of years, are now the masterpieces that collectively hang in art museums....   [tags: Art, Visual arts, Fine art, Arts]

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No One Appreciates a Critic

- Ibsen’s characters in the “Wild Duck” are tangled inside of a quarrel by the effect of each other’s differing duties and manifestos, leaving imagination to be championed either by work or criticism of the work of others. This criticism of work is a product of Mr. Werle’s determination to triumphantly buy-into the unassuming lives of the Hjalmar family with capital and in turn driving out the pure ambition that allows Hjalmar to rise in the morning with high hopes. For example, Hjalmar proclaims to the audience “Mr....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Charles Bukowski: Cynical Critic

- The poems of Charles Bukowski arose from the gutters of society, venting his personal experiences with a dark, but often humorous narrative. Despite his disgust towards social conformity and the American government, Bukowski is still generally considered an iconic figure in American literature. A contradiction to Bukowski’s anti-American opinions is made by his emphasis on the values of freedom and independence in his poems: yellow cab, I have shit stains in my underwear too, and quiet clean girls in gingham dresses....   [tags: Biography ]

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Conflict Between A Priest And A Literary Critic

- Often individuals have conflict between their conscious political or social behaviors and actions verses their underlying ‘political unconscious’. One’s political unconscious often supports an individual’s true beliefs on political or social matters, but are overtly suppressed to acquire wealth, social status, or power. This conflict for Father Urrutia in Bolaño’s By Night in Chile is seen in his deathbed confessional where he shares the stories of his past actions or behaviors versus the voice of his political unconscious....   [tags: Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Sociology]

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Marxism Is No Greater Critic Than Society

- There is no greater critic than society. Society tells people how they should look, act, and live. Being a part of the right social class is also a very important thing because if you are not, you will be looked down upon and not treated as an equal. Marxism is a theory that explains these issues in society, mainly separated into two categories: class struggles, and materialism, stated in the article “Karl Mark and Marxism” written by Southern Utah University. Many people are under great stress and pressure as a result of society....   [tags: Social class, White people, Working class]

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André Bazin: Film Critic Extraordinaire

- ... The myth of total cinema Bazin speaks of concerns the belief that humans’ psychology will always leave men with the need to portray reality, possibly as a way to fight back against mortality. Bazin explains the relationship between the filmed image and its life counterpart as being just that. Looking at the history of cinema, the jump from silent film to sound did not give evidence to any immediate effects on shooting or editing styles. Bazin considers the early sound cinema to be a step backward in the medium's development since it largely relies on a system of editing which unnaturally alternates a series of close-ups with long and medium shots....   [tags: modern day cinema ]

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The Difference of How a Theatrical Critic and a Reviewer Look at a Performer

- I. Introduction In today’s society, we are flustered with a variety of artistic performances, which are both praised and rejected by others. In a recent 2011 article by Bert Cardullo, he explains the two main types of persons whose main jobs are to look over these artistic performances and give their personal feedback. “It is certainly true that the critics—those persons whom the dictionary describes as “skilled in judging the qualities or merits of some class of things, especially of literary or artistic work”—have long harbored murderous thoughts about the condition of our drama, but their ineffectuality as public executioners is legendary....   [tags: feedback to playwrights]

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Kurt Vonnegut as Social Critic

- Kurt Vonnegut as Social Critic          Those who write on the human condition are often philosophers who write with convoluted language that few can understand. Kurt Vonnegut, however, focuses on the same questions, and provides his own personal answers with as much depth as that of the must educated philosopher. He avoids stilted language typical of philosophers, using shorter sentences, less complex vocabulary, humorous tangents, and outrageous stories to get his point across. With this style, Vonnegut presents the age-old question "How do we as humans live in this world?" in a manner appealing and understandable to the less educated mass....   [tags: Works of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.]

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George Bernard Shaw: Critic, Writer, and Activist

- In addition to being a political activist, a literary and musical critic, and a novelist, George Bernard Shaw was a playwright and a remarkable one at that; his extraordinary commentary on such facets of life as marriage, education, government, religion, and social status sets him apart from other playwrights of his time. The time of George Bernard Shaw’s education played a small, however important role in his career. The effect of his educational career as a student often moved into his literature....   [tags: Biography]

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Charlotte Bronte: The Social Critic

- After being dormant for over two hundred years, Mount Eyjafjallajökull erupted in 2010, spreading ash across western and northern Europe. Thousands of tons of carbon dioxide clouded the skies, sporting and art competitions were cancelled, and air travel grounded to a halt. Tourists were left stranded at airports, in shock of the sudden eruption that had such a catastrophic effect on both Europe and the rest of the world. Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre had a similar effect upon the mindset of Victorian society, as its publication ended the silence on social justice and set off an ‘eruption’, leading to sweeping reforms....   [tags: Victorian England Society, Author, Literature]

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Coleridge and the Relation in-between Poet and Critic

- Introduction Is it possible, fruitful, or confusing to view Coleridge's aesthetic ideas as fragments (parts) toward the composition of a kind of larger theoretical poem (whole). In other words, can one use Coleridge's art criticism to comment upon his practice as a theorist. Are his aesthetic ideas applicable to his practice as a critic of the practice of poetic composition. Is it possible that some leverage could be obtained by torquing Coleridge's theoretical statements about poetry in particular and art in general to comment on his own compositional practice as a critic....   [tags: Theorists Theology Essays]

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Barry Hindes Described as a Social Critic

- A social critic is defined as someone who criticises the problems in society such as the education system, health system or the justice system. Barry Hindes is a social critic as in his book "A Kestrel for a knave" he criticises the tripartite education system, Barry Hindes once said, "I don't like what it did to kids like Billy." Additionally Barry Hindes criticises the working class inability to communicate with one another through the example of the Caspers. The central focus of the novel is on the school and the tripartite education system, which contained grammar, technology and secondary modern schools....   [tags: European Literature]

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William Blake as a Critic of His Time

- William Blake as a Critic of His Time Blake took an active role in exposing the corruption taking place in his society. Prime targets of his criticisms were the institutions that remained silent in the faces of injustice. Blake stands agains the institutions that allow human oppression. Three of his poems from Songs of Experience present his views on the matter: "The Chimney Sweeper," "The Garden of Love," and "London." In "The Chimney Sweeper," Blake takes his stand against the the calamities brought upon children by those supposed to protect him....   [tags: William Blake Poems Poetry]

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How I Became A Socialist And Oscar Wilde 's The Critic As Artist

- The nineteenth century was a period of great growth. It yielded an age of material and scientific growth, one characterized by rise in intelligence, moral ground, scientific discovery, medical breakthroughs and improving overall health. The Industrial Revolution swept through the world and urbanization spread through England. This lead to class distinctions and societal upheaval. Underneath the breakthroughs of the age there was a group of people who feared civilization was coming quickly to an end....   [tags: Charles Darwin, Evolution, Sociocultural evolution]

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A Personal Critic On Blackmon 's Book ' Slavery By Another Name ``

- In Blackmon 's book "Slavery by Another Name," he argues the existence of slavery after it was outlawed in 1865. This continued presence of slavery contributes to the existing racial problems faced in this day and age. On April 8, 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment was passed, by Congress and The House, outlawing slavery. Although this amendment was passed as Blackmon points out there were ways around this amendment. Blackmon addresses four of the many ways that people would enslave blacks after the amendment was passed, those being convict leasing, sharecropping, chain gangs and peonage....   [tags: Slavery, Black people, Debt bondage, White people]

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British Art Critic And Philosopher, Clive Bell, Defended Abstract Art

- British art critic and philosopher, Clive Bell, defended abstract art. Abstract art is art without a recognizable subject, it does not relate to anything external or try to look like something. Bell’s aesthetic theory concentrated on aesthetic experience. In his book titled, “Art”, his main claim states that there is a certain uniquely aesthetic emotion that are evoked and there are certain qualities that a work of art contain that evoke aesthetic emotion. In the visual arts, what evokes this emotion are certain forms and relations of forms which include line and color....   [tags: Aesthetics, Immanuel Kant, Art, Psychology]

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My Best Worst Critic : A Website Named Educationplanner. Org

- Sometimes we are indeed our own worst critic. Growing up I always struggled in certain areas of school. Seeing some of my peers excel almost effortlessly in school made me think that perhaps I just was not as smart as them. Along the way, I realized that was not true at all. It turns out we all have strengths and weaknesses. Although I struggled with math, I always did exceptionally well in English. I just had to figure out what I was not good at and spend a little extra time and effort in those areas....   [tags: Learning, Intelligence, Educational psychology]

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Analysis From Feminist/Gender Critic Of Book Wicked

- Picture a child sitting in front of a television watching the Wizard of Oz. To them, it is an assortment of magical beings, a land filled with wonderful places, with varieties of different colors. They do not picture it as something with far more meaning than just a plain fairytale. On the other hand, gender/feminist critics have been able to analyze the Wizard of Oz as well as Wicked, in order to find a more elaborate meaning behind the story itself. They have discussed what lies behind the story when it comes to the issue of sexism and masculinity towards the book itself as well as the characters....   [tags: Analysis Literature]

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T.S. Eliot's Writing Style and Use of Symbolism

- “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go,” T.S. Eliot is basically trying to say that only people who push their limit can actually see how much they can really accomplish. T.S. Eliot made poetry that showed his negative views on life, people, and world. T.S. Eliot took poetry to another level by the way he writes and uses symbolism. Thomas Stearns was born on September 26, 1888. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri. His father was Henry ware Eliot who was the president of the Hydraulic-press company....   [tags: poetry, critic, success]

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The 's On Track, Adult Lifestyle

- The thoughts that ran through Sammy’s head questions all of us of what led him to make the changes of his “on track” adult lifestyle. Now a responsible young adult being 19 years old working a cash register and dealing with “Sheep” [customers] doesn’t quite cut it for him. Checking out groceries for people at the A&P local grocery store for quite some time , he decides to step up and be a hero by quitting his job as a reaction for three girls being expostulated, because of their attire clothing, by his boss Lengel....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Girl, The Critic]

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Is There a God?, by Bertrand Russell

- Bertrand Arthur William Russell was a British Philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian and social critic. Russell was a prominent anti-war activist, he championed anti-imperialism and went to prison for his pacifism during World War I. Later, he campaigned against Adolf Hitler, then criticized Stalinist totalitarianism, and he also attacked the involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War. Bertrand Russell was the recipient of countless awards for excellence during his long lifetime (1872-1970), including the Nobel Prize for literature, which he won in 1950....   [tags: christianity, god, social critic]

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Personal Experience: Fate is a Cruel Mistress

- It is said that fate is a cruel mistress, and while that may be, I find writing to be the true sadist of the two. Unrehearsed and unpracticed, she will convince you otherwise; falsely building confidence and convincing you of a greatness that you might not have. The tide must be taken when it comes and when it came for me, with great effort and greater encouragement; I advanced – ignoring all apprehension. In the summer of 2003 an opportunity arose like no other, to review and critique a cornerstone of my youth, video games....   [tags: critic and supporter, building confidence]

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

- Harold Bloom, literary critic, asserts that "the literary ancestors of Holden Caulfield clearly include Huck Finn and Jay Gatsby". This statement causes any American high schooler or any avid reader to ponder upon the notion. After careful consideration and analysis it is soon rationalized that Holden Caulfield is the literary ancestor of both Jay Gatsby and Huck Finn. Holden Caulfield, throughout the novel Holden faces similar problems as Jay Gatsby and Huck Finn, although from different eras, they can connect on problems....   [tags: Holden Caulfield, literary critic]

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Jean Paul Sartre : French Activist

- Throughout the post World War Two era, many people became homeless in countries such as France, Poland, Belgium and other territories of war because of the economic collapse. A Cold War also emerged between the two rising power countries in the world, the USSR and the United States. The emergence of the United Nations, which was a council where the countries of the world could get together so they could discuss global issues, had given some hope to those but only on the surface. In France specifically, there were homeless people all over because of economic weakness, little military power because of Hitler’s occupation of France, and most importantly the corrupted psychology of the people....   [tags: Writer, Critic, Political Activist]

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Alexander Pope's Contributions to Literature

- Alexander Pope born May 21, 1688 in London to a Roman Catholic family. Plagued in early age with Pott’s disease which caused his abnormal four foot six inch height. Pope wouldn’t be expected to amount to much yet was a critical attribute to literature. He was best known for his satirical verse and heroic couplet. Pope is also the third most quoted writer in the oxford dictionary of quotations behind William Shakespeare and Alfred Lord Tennyson. Pope influenced literature through his poetry, identifying, and refining his own positions as a critic and a poet....   [tags: couplet, health, critic]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Welsh Critic Who Doesn 't Find Me Identifiably Indian ' By Arundhati Subramaniam

- Throughout ‘To the Welsh Critic Who Doesn’t Find Me Identifiably Indian’, Arundhati Subramaniam argues that the “the business of language”, or the language that one speaks, should not dictate one’s identity. This becomes crucial in her poem as she uses this argument in response to a Welsh Critic, who does not identify her as being Indian. The poem substantiates her perspective of language through various techniques. For instance: Subramaniam reinforces the critic’s cultural assumptions in a defiant tone; she questions him, repeatedly, about language and eventually she challenges him, insisting he should explain to her how he would receive her as “Identifiably Indian”....   [tags: English language, United Kingdom]

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Film Critic Jason Guerrasio Discusses Children Of Men 's Underlying Theme Of Immigration

- In this article, film critic Jason Guerrasio discusses Children of Men’s underlying theme of immigration. He states that the film "makes a potent case against the anti-immigrant sentiment" that is relevant to what is occurring in modern societies such as the United Kingdom and the United States. Guerrasio describes the film as “a complex meditation on the politics of today,” particularly the controversial debate on immigration. This article from Filmmaker Magazine not only provides a critique of the film, but an interview with director Alfonso Cuaron as well....   [tags: The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood]

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Critic of The Power of a Positive No

- We are all influenced by our human nature. Indeed, very often, our natural traits affect more than we would the decisions we think we make rationally. One of these human tendencies is to agree with our neighbor and to some extend, to avoid conflicts with individuals that we know. In other words, we are intrinsically inclined to say yes, especially if we praise the relationship. Even if negotiators are fully aware of this weakness, they cannot get rid of it. On the contrary, when they strongly desire a positive outcome to an exciting or a challenging negotiation, they might yield to any agreement, just to close the deal....   [tags: william ury, positive yes, negotiations]

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Transcendental Critic of the Puritans

- There is no hard definition for Transcendentalism; it varies depending on which group of Transcendentalist one talks to. Webster defines its purpose is to discover the nature of reality by investigating the thought process instead of the objects of sense. The Oxford dictionary implies that divinity can be found in all nature and humanity. Almost all definitions include a search for truth, spiritual goodness, and the nature of reality by studying nature by communing with the human soul or an analysis of the human soul’s interaction with the spirit of God....   [tags: Analysis, Hawthorne]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Voids '

- Turner Prize winner Anish Kapoor creates striking sculptures which rely heavily upon his use of intense color and organic geometric form. Kapoor explores the sublime, wonder, and awe in his work through the notion of the void. His “voids” appear as dark spaces that lie within several of his sculptures in which there is a lack of depth perception. But how exactly does Kapoor create sculptures that captivate the viewer. What is it about his art that is able to convey such a powerful aesthetic experience....   [tags: Art, Emotion, Void, Art critic]

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Criticism Is Bad And Constructive Criticism

- Throughout life you will make a countless number of decisions. From small decisions like what to wear, to huge decisions like deciding when is the right time to have a baby. And throughout your journey there will be people who judge your decisions. Then, you might question yourself and think “Did I make the right choice?”, but you must not let others’ criticism get in your way. You will always receive criticism but it is up to you to decide how you will handle and capitalize off it. Not all criticism is bad....   [tags: Employment, Better, Critic, 2008 singles]

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Macbeth Literary Critic Essay

- ... He can go out a coward by suicide, prisoner by surrender, or noble by fighting. He chooses to stay and fight, not because he wants more of Macduff’s blood on his conscience, Macbeth himself says, “Get thee back. Mine soul is too much charged with blood of thine already.” (5.8.6-7), but because it is in his nature to fight. He knows his time is up and if he is going down, he is going down fighting. It is not Macbeth being a bloodthirsty villain hoping to score another victim, but rather a warrior dying nobly at the hand of the person he wronged the most....   [tags: Shakespeare plays]

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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Critic’s View of His Ground Breaking Material

- In the nineteenth century there are several schools of thought that are emerging, struggling to be recognized. Of these schools there are transcendentalists. A transcendentalist that can be pointed out as a great author is named Ralph Waldo Emerson. In the time period of the 1840’s Emerson is accredited with the Transcendental movement. Emerson is acknowledged as “one of the most influential figures of the nineteenth century” (274). Emerson is an American essayist and poet. He published numerous pieces of work which portions of them were at a moment in time when he was going through a great deal of pain....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Edward Hirsch Taught the World to Appreciate Poetry

- ... Hirsch’s poetry was “shaped by a rigorous maker, proving solid enough to bear strong emotional swells and supple enough to follow the quick movements of a keen mind” (Barker 216). Hirsch wrote his poetry in a fixed villanelle form yet was creative with his volatile cadences, dramatic monologues, and “elliptical and lean lyric sequences” (Barker 216). Edward Hirsch studied at Grinnell College and the University of Pennsylvania receiving a PhD in folklore. He went on to teach at Wayne State University and the University of Houston....   [tags: publish, critic, sports]

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Aa Theory By Clive Bell

- AA theory by Clive Bell suggests the pinpoints the exact characteristic which makes a work true art. According to Bell, an artwork must produce “aesthetic emotion” (365). This aesthetic emotion is drawn from the form and formality of an artwork rather than whether or not it is aesthetically pleasing or how well it imitates what it is trying to depict. The relation of objects to each other, the colors used, and the qualities of the lines are seemingly more important than what emotion or idea the artwork is trying to provoke....   [tags: Art, Art critic, Aesthetics, Work of art]

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Impact of Media on Women

- What is beauty. Different individuals have different perceptions of beauty. However, society has corrupted beauty into giving it a particular shape. Studies show that only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. Globally, 11% of girls are comfortable using the word beautiful to describe themselves. 72% of girls feel tremendous pressure to be beautiful. 54% of women globally agree that they are their own worst beauty critic. Media has created beauty standards through the idea body for women all around the world arising many unnecessary predicaments....   [tags: women's degradation,ideal image,beauty critic]

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Gender Bias Critic of Antigone

- A Gender Bias Approach to Antigone Just as one stone removed can break a bridge, one flaw can bring a man to ruins. The flaw of one man cannot bring down an entire kingdom, but rather one outlook of the king can lead to the demise of the whole. In Sophocles' epic tragedy, Antigone, a strong gender bias is present throughout the tragedy, and is partially responsible for the downfall of the king. To Sophocles the king is not always representative of the people, but acts on his own personal desires and judgments....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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A Critic of Robert Frost's Poems and How they Retain to Beauty

- Each day we walk outside and we see something beautiful. It is called Nature. Outside it holds so much more than we can see. We love the world around us and it is up to us to see it. The world shows us all that it can hold. The problem is we look at the world and see simple things. We see things that have no meaning, but are just objects. However, everything in Nature can have a hidden meaning. “Vivid pictures of landscape, but in them the Yankee point of view through which nature is seen is as vital to the meaning as the things portrayed.” (Lynen) Nature has meaning behind each part of nature....   [tags: nature, darkness, forest, mountains]

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Nick Carraway: Friend, Critic, and Non-Dreamer

- If the enemy of one’s enemy is a friend, Jay Gatsby must be the reader’s enemy. However, that remains unclear, because Nick Carraway—a friend of Mr. Gatsby—never supplies a clear point on the matter. His position as narrator of The Great Gatsby reveals Fitzgerald’s intention of projecting the mythical and dream-like nature of Mr. Gatsby. Gatsby lives the dream—money, status and the woman of his dreams—while the highly relatable Nick exists in the shadows of this man—without a dream. As told in this first-person narrative, the entire story and its events are filtered through the lens of the fallible Nick, and this gives way into the duality of the story....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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John Dewey And Dewey's Disthetic Experience

- The nature of aesthetics has puzzled many, where questions and reflections about art, beauty, and taste have intersected with our understanding of what a real art experience truly is. The notion of the aesthetic experience, an experience that differs from the everyday experiences, has been given great consideration by English art critic Clive Bell and American philosopher John Dewey since the beginning of the 20th century. Both have spent much deliberation on the distinctive character of aesthetic experience; yet have complete opposing ideas on how to go about understanding aesthetic experience’s ecosystem....   [tags: Art, Visual arts, Culture, Fine art, Art critic]

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Al-Ghazali: Religious Scholar, Legalist, Sufi, and Critic of Philosophy

- Al-Ghazali, his full name being Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazali, was an important and dominant figure among philosophers, theologians, jurists, and mystics in the Sunni Islam religion. Historians put his birth at 1058 or 1059 in the city of Tabaran-Tus; fifteen miles north of modern day Meshed in north eastern Iran. However his personal letters and autobiography state that his birth was around 1055 or 1056 (Griffel 2009, 23–25). Despite this clerical difference, Al-Ghazali was active in a period when Sunni theology had entered a time of passionate disputes among the Shiite Ismalite theology, as well as the Arabic tradition of falsafa....   [tags: theology, religion, ethics, autobiography]

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Who Is An Artist For Success Or Demise?

- As an Art History major, I have begun to wonder what propelled artists, their intuition or their audience, to create the work that is now their legacy. Who is to decide whether an artist will be remembered for century’s past- the audience, deciding to lead the artist to success or demise. If an audience can have such an impact on an artist’s career, why do artists claim to not care about what others think of their work. A starving artist, who has never shied away from expression, and an artist, who conforms so has never revolutionized, work in the same art world, while yet are constantly put against one another....   [tags: Art, Arts, Aesthetics, Art critic]

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The World Have Religion, Art And Culture

- In the world have religion, art and culture in different cultures around the world each that defines us on who we are and why we do it. Like in art there are people who are artists and like to inspire themselves so that they can create the most wonderful art they can. Most of the artists use their emotions when they create art so that they can a wonderful meaning to it in the picture. They also portray a message in their painting so it leaves the person thinking what is the painting trying to say....   [tags: Art, Arts, Modernism, Art critic]

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Art And Art Of Art

- Artists are people who use different ways of outward expression to illustrate who they are as people. They put themselves into their work, even without meaning to do so. There are many reasons why people take to art and there are also many ways for one to become an artist. The culture of art in societies around the world has helped bring people closer and allows people to communicate without words, but instead with their creations. Artists have produced art throughout all periods of time and that has given us a large variety of different kinds....   [tags: Art, Arts, Art critic, Artist]

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The Formalist Critics, by Cleanth Brooks

- Cleanth Brooks writes in his essay “The Formalist Critics” from 1951 about criticism that formalist critics encounter and tries to show these arguments from his point of view and even indicates common ground with other literary critics. Cleanth Brooks argues that we lose the intrinsically obvious points of works of literature if we view the work through the different lenses of literary theory, however we are always viewing the literary work through a subjective lens, since the author and the critic cannot subjectively separate themselves from themselves and in making these points he contradicts himself....   [tags: the formalist critics, cleanth brooks]

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The Digitization Of Art And Its Impact On The Art World

- The Digitization of art Thesis: This project will cover how digitization is going to and has, already, affected the art world around us. I not only will go into detail on how this change may negatively and/or positively, effect the art world. I will also go into detail on how this digitization is affecting media such as photograph. PaintingPros: To start off the digitization of art began to accelerate when computers became more and more openly affordable. Adobe along with other various companies began to create software which when downloaded gives the user the ability to manipulate, create, cut, paste, render, merge, fix, and design works of art....   [tags: Art, Arts, Art critic, Computer program]

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The Work Of Art By Martin Heidegger

- When visiting an art museum, there could be many thoughts that can run through someone’s mind. One can contemplate the tale that the artist is trying to convey while others can discuss the impact the piece has in term of aesthetics. And people continues to walk around and observing different piece, a thought occurs and questions your logic and reasoning. Why are any of these pieces considered as art. This is not a questioning of the quality of the piece, the mere presence at the measure demonstrates that it is certainly fine art....   [tags: Art, Visual arts, Concept, Art critic]

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My Goals And Philosophy Of Education

- This lesson is informed by my philosophy of education reflecting the purpose of school as a space for student 's to gain an education in art, driven by the desire to understand and learn about the world around them, and how they participate by expressing the innate creative ideas offered that are part of the human experience. Each student will develop the natural curiosity that is gained through developing and strengthening creative problem solving. In addition, students will research artists that have used collage techniques to address world issues....   [tags: Art, Visual arts, Fine art, Art critic]

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Art Is Not Acceptable And Understandable

- With the rapid development of society, art has increasingly played a pivotal role in individuals’ life. However, not any kinds of art can be understandable to all people. There is no doubt that some art forms have totally beyond people’s comprehension. Therefore, we have to ponder this questions thoroughly, is it worthwhile to achieve success at risk of not acceptable and understandable to most people. As far as I have concerned, this is a complicated issue and requires to take every facets into consideration....   [tags: Art, Visual arts, Modernism, Art critic]

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Critical Examination of Brooks' The Formalist Critics

- Brooks starts his essay by listing “articles of faith I could subscribe to” (Brooks 19) and pointing out statements about literary criticism that might go with a formalist criticism. Yet, he questions that list its end, and seems to complain that his that his writings have been largely misunderstood. What his statements have to do with faith in connection with literature is up to the reader, since in one of his articles he specifically mentions, “literature is not a surrogate for religion” (Brooks 19)....   [tags: literature, writer, faith]

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Anne Bronte's Agnes Grey and the Critics

- Anne Bronte's Agnes Grey and the Critics     Little is known about the composition of Anne Bronte's book Agnes Grey. Many critics believe that the original draft of Agnes Grey was titled, Passages in the Life of an Individual and was written July of 1845. The first edition of the novel was published in 1847 in combination with Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Through out her life, Anne had written many poems and finished two complete novels. Both of her novels, Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall were published....   [tags: Bronte Agnes Grey Essays]

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An Examination of Rubyfruit Jungle and Her Critics

- An Examination of Rubyfruit Jungle and Her Critics            Rita Mae Brown's first novel, Rubyfruit Jungle made waves when it was first released in 1973. Its influence has not gone away over the years and is in its seventh printing. While mainstream critics failed to acknowledge Rubyfruit Jungle in their papers, magazines and discussions on contemporary literature, there are plenty of non-mainstream voices to fill the void. While these lesser-known sources are not always credible, and certainly not always accurate they have created a word-of-mouth reputation of the novel and have facilitated its continuous success....   [tags: Rubyfruit]

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Merchant of Venice Essay: Refuting the Critics

- In The Jew of Venice, Granville takes up and refutes the principal "subversions," in The Merchant of Venice that modern and postmodern critics have imposed upon on the play. Without its’ alleged contradictions, the play has a tight formalist structural unity, it focuses on an essentialist Platonic idea, and, resolving all conflicts, it ends in closure. On the topic of Antonio's sadness, Granville picks up a clue that to my knowledge no modern critic has noticed. In his "methodizing" process, he moved Antonio's play-opening line--"I know not why I am so sad"--to Bassan- io's feast, between the toasts and the masque, and merged it with Jessica's fifth act misgiving--"I am n...   [tags: Merchant Venice Essays]

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The Historians and The Critics: Ronald S. Crane´s View on Literature

- Ronald S. Crane’s essay concerns the way in which the literary scholar should be viewed. There are two different ideas: the historian and the critic. Crane mentions Howard Mumford Jones, placing him at one end of the spectrum. Jones believes when approaching literature, one must focus on the world and how it is changing, recording all events so those who come after him/her can understand and pass judgments based on facts. At the other end of the spectrum, Crane sets John Livingston Lowes in the foreground, stating that criticism is the only justification to literature....   [tags: history, understanding, ideas]

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Banal Racism in Antigua: An Examination of A Small Place and its Critics

- Jane King stated in her essay entitled “A Small Place Writes Back” that “A Small Place begins with Jamaica Kincaid placing herself in a unique position able to understand the tourist and the Antiguan and despise both while identifying with neither” (895). Another critic, Suzanne Gauch, adds to this claim by asserting that “A Small Place disappoints…readers when it undermines the authority of its own narrator by suggesting that she is hardly representative of average Antiguans” (912). In her narrative A Small Place, Kincaid often attacks and criticizes the average tourist with what appears to be evidence of racism towards white Europeans and Americans, but perhaps even more strongly she demea...   [tags: Literature]

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Many Elements of Tragedy in Streetcar Names Desire by Tennessee Williams

- ... “You didn’t know Blanche as a girl,” she argues. “Nobody, nobody, was tender and trusting as she was”. Blanche did not try to hide her feelings towards her sister's husband Stanley. She referred to him as common and sub human. Stanley is trying to convince his wife that everything was better before her sister arrived. Stanley tries his hardest to get Stella to ask her sister to leave, and he continuously did it. Hovis thinks that Stella remained passive throughout the play. The worlds of Stanley Kowalski and Blanche DuBois could never diametrically meet....   [tags: pulitzer prize, victim, critics]

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Unified Uncertainty and the Auteur Theory of Film Criticism

- Unified Uncertainty and the Auteur Theory There are no rules and regulations when it comes to creativity. The imagination of the artist and the creator determine what guidelines to follow, but that freedom consequently creates controversy when the piece needs to be evaluated for its true value. When French film director Francois Truffaut advocated the Auteur theory in 1954, it greatly influenced film criticism. The Auteur theory states that the director of a motion picture is the primary author of the film and that all elements reflect their personal creative vision....   [tags: Films,Critics, Director]

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Features of Post Modern Fictions

- ... You can forget all that stuff about truth and value—and other alienating lies perpetual by a deliberately selective version of history controlled by crazy power freaks and their lackey dupes. ‘Truth’ is only what circulates as such: hence the importance of technology and the media to an understanding of ‘our’ world today. ‘Values’ are only effects of cultural traditions; hence the importance of becoming cynical today, in order not to be suppressed under the suffocating of ‘culture’ and ‘tradition’” (Lucy viii)....   [tags: literature, metafiction, critics]

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Analysis of Alec Derwent Hope

- ... Thus, Australia's reach and realm of intelligence and power have now been "worn away". In the second stanza, Hope has continued his negative attitude toward Australia by describing it as ‘emptiest’ and ‘dry womb’. Australia was called as a ‘young country’ to which Hope has disagreed. His image in “Australia” is not the traditional one of a young land of promise but an immensely aged land which lacks a real future. The cities and the people are depleted and not original, thereby clinging to an alien soil....   [tags: great Australian poets and critics]

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Do Not Believe the Critics

- Ever since cell phones and became popular with people, there has been one major question: Is texting going to help or hurt us in the long run. Many people have either criticized or praised the new technology and how everyone is using it. Two reporters, John Humphrys and Clive Thompson, have very different viewpoints on texting; Thompson believes that it is helping today’s generation write more, while Humphrys thinks it is destroying the English language. Personally, I do not believe that using modern technology is totally evil, and, in fact, I believe it can help the language we use....   [tags: Technology ]

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Our Own Worst Critics

- Our Own Worst Critics Maya Angelou’s mother, Vivian Baxter, once told her: “… you don’t have to think about doing the right thing. If you’re for the right think then you do it without thinking.”(Angelou 289). Growing up is a challenge in itself, for the ability to find a purpose and meaning in life is not an easy road. Teenagers, and even some adults, struggle with finding a higher reason to wake up everyday, go out into the world, and make decisions based on past experiences. Obstacles, such as violence, gangs, drugs, and molestation can be a powerful source of opposition and doubt....   [tags: Maya Angelou, Biography, Historical Icon]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Cosmopolitanism And Its Critics '

- Todd’s article, Cosmopolitanism and Its Critics: An Introduction to the Argument, ex Muslim practices in Western society in order to analyze how antagonistic ideas can be understood in what he calls, “cosmopolitics.” Todd aims to view Muslim practices in agonistic manner, rather than antagonistic. She does this by analyzing the work of Chantal Mouffe, Judith Butler, and Bonnie Honig. By the end of the article, Todd’s main goal is to show that cosmopolitanism is in need of a theoretical framework that addresses the difficulties of living in a dissonant world....   [tags: Disability, Human rights, Chantal Mouffe]

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A Conversation Amongst Critics ' Flowers For Algernon '

- A Conversation Amongst Critics Moderator: Hello, everyone and welcome to a new addition of the roundtable, where experts converge on topics deemed most pressing to them as of late. Freshly back from Winter Break, our contributors for today’s discussion - Plato, Aristotle, Samuel Johnson, William Wordsworth, and Benjamin Arnold - have plenty to say concerning our topic of the day. These worthy gentlemen have convened, and informed me that their topic of discussion will be the literary worthiness of popular novel, Flowers for Algernon, by the esteemed Daniel Keyes....   [tags: Emotion, Feeling, Mental retardation]

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The n-word - Critics. opponents. Defenders

- The n-word is considered one of the most vicious racial slurs in the English language today. True that the n-word is closely associated with slavery and the oppression of blacks. Even after the abolition of slavery the word still haunted African Americans, especially in more segregated areas; where blacks were viewed as inferior to whites. In recent years the n-word has become less of a malicious slur in parts of our country. Public figures who use the n-word run the risk of losing their jobs. However, since the 1960s African Americans have coined the term “nigga”, when addressing one another....   [tags: racism, prejudice, nigger]

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Critics of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

- Critics of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is considered by many to be the greatest American novel ever written.  Despite this praise, Mark Twain’s masterpiece has never been without criticism.  Upon its inception it was blasted for being indecent literature for young readers because of its lack of morals and contempt for conformity.  Modern indignation toward Huck Finn arises from its racist undertones, most notably Twain’s treatment of the character Jim.  As is the case with many canonized yet controversial books, the biggest conflict revolves around the inclusion of Huck Finn on required reading lists of public schools throughout the country....   [tags: Adventurous Huckleberry Finn]

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John Lancaster : Opposing Critics Views On Tours

- John Lancaster mentioned the opposing critics views on tours in Dharavi, and shared his experience of the tour with a neutral tone to allow the reader to decide if they are pro-tours or not. He did not seem to focus so much on defending nor criticizing those who run the tours, but rather wants to look at the bigger picture that it could be more productive to argue over the living conditions the residents endure. During the tour, he trid to put himself in the residents shoes of how they would feel having strangers poking around while they were working, and became observative of the emotions expressed by the workers to try to read their thoughts on the matter....   [tags: Tourism, Tour guide, Poverty tourism, Conclusion]

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Guns : Putting A Bullet Through Critics ' Opinion

- Guns: Putting a Bullet through Critics’ Opinion Donald Sacco, a 64 year old man living in Orlando, Florida, was waiting for a bus early one morning, when suddenly, a 50 year old stranger came out of nowhere and stabbed him repeatedly, trying to steal his bag. Meanwhile, Sacco attempted to use his cane to defend himself and made it clear that he didn’t have any money. Two Good Samaritans, one of which was legally carrying a firearm, saw the scene, and came to Sacco’s aid. One of the men, Jeffery Hopkins, trained his weapon on the attacker to prevent him from running until authorities could arrive, while Joshua Juliano began treating Sacco’s injuries....   [tags: Firearm, Crime, Gun politics]

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Government Critics Receive Little Coverage On Public Media

- Niger - Ranked Above US Is located in Western Africa. Freedom of information declined sharply in 2015 amid President Mahamadou Issoufou efforts to pave the way for reelection and growing international efforts to combat terrorism. In January 2015, several news media were the targets of police violence for covering the Charlie Hebdo demonstrations . The run-up to the February 2016 presidential election was marked by arrests of journalists and obstruction of media activity. Access to social networks such as Facebook and WhatsApp and the sending of SMS messages were blocked for three days....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism]

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Media Critics Beavis and Butt-head

- According to Douglas Rushkoff’s in his article Hating What Sucks, Beavis and Butt-head are media critics, instructing viewers on how to criticize music videos. I believe the way Beavis and Butt-head go about their criticism and commentary is undermining our value system. In TV’s Anti-Families: Married . . . with Malaise, Josh Ozersky states “no one who watches TV is going to stop because they see TV criticized.” He goes on to say that we feel flattered by this criticism and continue watching television anyway....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Many Theories from Literary Critics: John Cheever’s The Swimmer

- “The Swimmer” is one of John Cheever’s most notorious short stories. John Cheever’s main character is a middle-aged, suburban man, named Needy Merrill. While sitting at his neighbors, the Westerhazy’s, pool, Needy decides that he will take a journey through his neighborhood swimming pools. When Needy first starts off his journey he feels young and enthusiastic; he is then greeted in a joyous manner by his neighborhood friends. Apparently, Needy is a well-known and respected man. As his journey progresses, he starts seeing red and orange leaves; he then realizes that it was fall....   [tags: literary analysis]

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Four Critics’ Perspective of Theodore Roethke's Elegy for Jane

- Four Critics’ Perspective of Theodore Roethke's Elegy for Jane More than forty years after her untimely death, Jane Bannick breathes again--or so it seems while reading about her. Jane's unfortunate death in an equestrian accident prompted one of her professors, the poet Theodore Roethke, to write a moving poem, "Elegy for Jane," recalling his young student and his feelings of grief at her loss. Opinions appeared almost as soon as Roethke's tribute to Jane, and passages about the poem continue to appear in articles and books....   [tags: Elegy Jane Essays]

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The Critics View of Edna Pontellier’s Suicide in The Awakening

- The Critics View of Edna's Suicide in The Awakening             There are many ways of looking at Edna's Suicide in The Awakening, and each offers a different perspective. It is not necessary for the reader to like the ending of the novel, but the reader should come to understand it in relation to the story it ends. The fact that readers do not like the ending, that they struggle to make sense of it, is reflected in the body of criticism on the novel: almost all scholars attempt to explain the suicide....   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays]

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Rawls' Concept Of Justice As Political: A Defense Against Critics

- Rawls' Concept Of Justice As Political: A Defense Against Critics ABSTRACT: Rawls' theory of justice as fairness involves a central contention that principles of justice essential to the structure of a constitutional democracy must be viewed as political in contrast to more comprehensive moral, philosophical or religious doctrines. The concept of justice is not its being true to an antecedent moral order and given to us, but its being congruent with our self-understanding within the history of justice as political is not a mere modus vivendi, for it embodies an overlapping consensus that does have a moral basis....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Rawls Essays]

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Canada's Role in Peacekeeping for the World

- Peacekeeping has played a significant role in defining and shaping the country that Canada is today. Canada’s role used to be viewed by many as insufficient in the major issues which regarded the traditional powers of the world. Later on Canada began to establish some forms of credibility as they were fighting for a common good of the world’s nations and not just their allies. Recently since the year 1995 the role that Canada plays in the united nations peacekeeping efforts has significantly dropped, a large part of this was as a result of UN military missions through NATO as opposed to strictly just the UN....   [tags: peacekeeping, critics, canada]

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