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The Rise of Western Power: When China Ruled the Sea

- ... These treasure ships or bao chuan were built in the docks of Nanjing and the first voyage consisted of 317 ships that were up to 400 hundred feet long (Levathes 21). The sheer size of the bao chuan can be compared to the ships of Columbus and de Gama nearly a century later and a quarter of the size (Levathes 22). Zheng He and his treasure fleet traveled from China to the coast of East Africa, stopping in major ports in the Spice Islands, India, and Arabia. For centuries the Indian Ocean had been a coveted and profitable source of commerce and trade due to the market for spices and textiles especially after the fall of the Roman Empire and the decline of the Mediterranean....   [tags: Zheng He, the silk road]

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The Process Of Constructing The Plan Took A Long Time

- The process of constructing the plan took a long time. I read books on Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo, Walter Raleigh and Ferdinand Magellan. I was planning to cover all of the explorers in my four lesson plans. Each lesson would cover one explorer and we will read the book together in the class. I talked to my teacher about my plan but she told me that I should do Christopher Columbus. So I chose Did Columbus discovered America. However, as I was discussing with my teacher again, she suggested that I should change my book....   [tags: Teacher, Education, Christopher Columbus, Learning]

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Sir Francis Drake: A Look into His Early Life

- ... Back in the 16th century it was common for parents to send their children off to serve their rich/prosperous family relatives or friends in exchange for education for their children (Kelsey 7-8). Kelsey goes onto explain when Sir Francis Drake arrived at the Hawkins establishment he was joined by a group of his cousins, and also his younger brothers, John and Joseph Drake. Sir Francis Drake received most of his training and learning from his older cousin John Hawkins and from John’s dad, William Hawkins....   [tags: circumnavigate, expedition, voyages]

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The Phenomenal Discovery of Vitamins and Citrus Fruits

- Ancient Times During ancient times, nearly 3300 BCE to 100 CE, many things were being established, for example municipalities and continual cultivation. In Sumaria (in modern Iraq), it was discovered that food, not only allow human beings to stay alive but it has an immense impact on people’s health. This was an introductory concept that influenced the discovery of Vitamins in general. But this notion was probably already known by even earlier medicine experts, at that time called shaman (Jacks, 2007)....   [tags: sumaria, scurvy]

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The Possibility Of Entering Philippines Business Process Outsourcing

- Abstract Organizations around the world are beginning to appreciate the necessity to develop and master knowledge, skills and abilities to successful compete in international markets. Globalization has created an open world economy in which interdependence among nations is more of a norm. As a result emerging markets such as the Philippines are now becoming hubs for business process outsourcing and manufacturing. This paper aims to explore the possibility of entering Philippines business process outsourcing sector....   [tags: Philippines, Metro Manila]

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Perspectives of Enlightenment and Victorian Anthropological Theory

- The study of anthropology has undergone several transformations in the theoretical standpoints in its pursuit to understand human differences. During the discipline’s early history, these theories revolved around the indigenous people that Europeans encountered during their explorations. One of these shifts is illustrated in the variation in the declaration of the Enlightenment philospher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who stated, “Man is born free, and everywhere in chains” and Victorian anthropologist Edward Burnett Tylor’s assertion that “Life in the Uncivilized World is fettered at every turn by chains of custom”....   [tags: anthropology, human differences, utopia]

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The Events Of World War I

- As the twentieth century started much of Europe was worried and restless. Over 40 years countries had eyed each other suspiciously and were prepared to fight. No single event caused World War I, rather a series of big and small events. For instance Germany’s ruler, Kaiser Wilhelm II was nervous. He believed that countries such as France and England had ignored his advice when it came to European politics. In addition to this, England, France, and Russia had formed an alliance; the Triple Entente....   [tags: World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria]

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The Grow and Origins of Tagalog

- Spoken by over 28 million people around the world, Tagalog is the national language and one of two official languages in the Philippines, the other being English. Tagalog is also referred to and currently known as Filipino. It is considered the most important of the numerous tongues and dialects throughout the Philippines, because it is understood the greatest and has developed the most. It is mainly spoken in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, and the surrounding eight provinces around it including the provinces of Bataan, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite Batangas, Quezon, Mindoro, Marinduque, and Bulacan....   [tags: philippines, dialects, malay language]

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Tagalog, The Language of the Philipines

- INTRODUCTION Spoken by over 28 million people around the world, Tagalog is the national language and one of two official languages in the Philippines, the other being English. Tagalog, is also referred to as Filipino, it is considered the most important of the many tongues and dialects throughout the Philippines, because it is the most understood and has the most development. It is mainly spoken in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, and the surrounding eight provinces around it including the provinces of Bataan, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite Batangas, Quezon, Mindoro, Marinduque, and Bulacan....   [tags: english, origin, grammar, ]

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The Beginning of World War I

- What started World War One and the events that drew the United States in to it. A young man by the name of Gavrilo Princip shot and killed the archduke heir to the Austrian throne, Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie at point blank range. Princip actions cause an outrage among the Europeans which escalated the bitter freud with the Serbian and the Austro-Hungarians. The disputes over and many other issues lead to the Austro-Hungarians and its German ally declaring war on Serbia. The Russians allied with the Serbians....   [tags: World War I, history, Franz Ferdinand,]

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Causes Of World War One

- Yoni Ahronov Mr. Semach Fall Semester 2014 Causes of World War One The Main Reasons on Why the War Started Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, and Nationalism are amongst the many causes for World War I. In addition, the murder of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife June 28th 1914, . The Archduke next in line to the Austrian Hungarian throne was assassinated in his car during a drive in Serbia. The assassination was the work of a terrorist group known as the Black Hand. At that time in the late 1800’s many countries started to get better weapons and also more effective ways upon killing people in the masses....   [tags: World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria]

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Archduke Assassination Of The Austria

- Daniel J Sitt Mr. Lazar 2-R 5/4/2015 Archduke assassination Archduke the likely successor of the Austria Hungary Empire was assassinated by Princip a nationalist from Serbia wishfully joined by other individuals who had wishes of uniting territories majorly of the southern Slavic region, already not ruled by the Montenegro kingdom or known as the kingdom of Serbia. All this was aimed at weakening the coercive programs, which were destined at demolishing the Serbian kingdom, which wanted to take control of the Balkan and the southern Slavic populations most especially the Bosnia Serbs (Doak & Robin 21)....   [tags: World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria]

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The Marine Assault on Tinian

- Introduction Tinian is a small island in the Marianas group lying approximately 3,500 miles west of Hawaii and 1,400 miles southeast of Tokyo Japan. The island was discovered by Ferdinand Magellan who landed on the island of Guam first in 1521. The island remained under Spanish control for centuries. Tinian remained under Spanish control until the Spanish-American war of 1898, when the American cruiser USS Charleston entered the harbor in Guam to claim that island. Spain took notice at the end of the war and sold the remaining islands of the Marianas to include Tinian to Germany....   [tags: Battle for Tinian]

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Language Suppression in The Philippines

- “Language, any language has a dual character: it is both a means of communication and a carrier of culture” (Thiongo). With the reading Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature, the group discussions and lecture, I have a better understanding of the importance of language. If you take away someone’s language, you take away their culture. Thiongo raises an interesting point that the “final triumph of a system of domination [is] when the dominated start singing its virtue.” With this quote, I thought about my own culture and the language used....   [tags: communication, culture, manilo, llocano]

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The Cessation of Chinese Exploration

- China started exploration from 2nd century to 15th century. Historians have different explanations about exploration in China in terms of socio-economic, political and social values. In terms of socio-economic values, it was told to be for trade and to create allies. Political reason suggested their interest in showing off their power and wealth. Similarly, social cause showed their Knowledge about ocean-exploration, ship-building and an ambitious explorer as the main cause for exploration. Chinese nautical technology was more advanced than Europeans, so China should have done more international trade, colonized more land and expanded more territories than Europeans....   [tags: history, Far East, politics]

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The Life of Cesar Chavez

- Cesar chavez (1927-1993) was a civil rights leader. He is most famous for creating the National Farm Workers Association. Chavez grew up in Arizona on his family’s farm. When the depression hit, Chavez was 11 years old, and his family lost their farm and were forced to become migrant workers. The working conditions on the farms Chavez and his family worked on were horrible. This later inspired him to make a union for farm workers, the National Farm Workers Association. He is known for being an activist of civil rights for Latinos, rights for farm workers, and also for animal rights....   [tags: depression, farm workers association]

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The Republic Of The Philippines

- The Republic of the Philippines is one of the most interesting and complex areas within the PACOM (Pacific Command) Commanders AOR (Area of Responsibility). The country consists of more than 7,100 islands spread across the Pacific Ocean with a current population of approximately 107 million people and is expected to grow to 113 million by 2025. 82% of the population is predominantly Roman Catholic followed by Muslims at 5% and Evangelical at 3%. Though Tagalog is the official language, 8 major dialects are used throughout the country (Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinan)....   [tags: Philippines, United States]

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A Citizen Of The Philippines

- MY IDENTITY I grew up in Barrow, Alaska, home of the Inpuiat; however, I’m full Filipino. All throughout school, I would learn about the Inupiat culture and even practice the traditions. This way of life has become apart of who I am, but it isn’t the only thing that makes up my identity. I was born here in Alaska, making me a United States Citizen. However, a couple a years ago, I became a citizen of the Philippines-making me a dual citizen. Although I am a dual citizen and full Filipino, there’s not much that I can say when it comes to my heritage and where I come from....   [tags: Philippines, United States, Filipino American]

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Spain And The United States

- Between the South China Sea and the Philippine Sea lies the Southeastern Asia archipelago up of 7,107 islands with known as the Philippines. Tropical maritime climate and mountainous islands with narrow extensive coastal low lands, the Philippines has had an extensive history of colonization’s throughout these areas. Discovered by Spanish conquistador Ferdinand Magellan is 1521 the Spaniards would later arrive renaming the islands as Las Islas Filipinas after King Philip II of Spain and conquered the archipelago setting up a Spanish capital called Manila....   [tags: Philippines, United States, Tagalog language]

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What Caused World War One?

- What caused world war one . Maybe, we should start with what made world one possible. Why the war happens and how it was possible is two different things. If we were to look at that we would have to say it was made possible by two things sweet propaganda and the technology of that current time. When you want somebody to go to war, they have to tell sell you on war pride. They have to make villains out of the opposing team to increase their military. They have to create a sense of nationalism. Pride in your country roll out commercial and war slogans....   [tags: World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria]

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The Large Magellanic Clouds

- Paper I: The Large Magellanic Clouds Introduction The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is a large and diffuse galaxy that resides in the southern hemisphere of the sky, barely visible to the naked eye between the constellations of Mensa and Dorado.1,2,3 The LMC shares its namesake with the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), both named for Ferdinand Magellan, who noted their existence on his journey around the world.1,3 This pair of galaxies shares a dust lane and interacts with each other through tidal forces.2,3 Structure of the Large Magellanic Cloud from 2MASS The LMC morphology can be described as “an irregular barred spiral galaxy with three spiral arms and an extended outer loop of ste...   [tags: Astrology]

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Organic Molecules: Ascorbic Acid

- Ancient Times In ancient times, close to 3300 BCE to 100 CE, when many things were being established, for example municipalities and continual cultivation. In Sumaria (in modern Iraq), it was discovered that food, not only allow human beings to stay alive but it has an immense impact on their health. This was an introductory concept that influenced the discovery of Vitamins in general. But this notion was probably already known by even earlier medicine experts, at that time called shaman(Jacks, 2007)....   [tags: continual cultivation, Sumalia, health]

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Biography of Milton Meltzer

- Milton Meltzer is a distinguished biographer and historian, and, is the author of more than 70 books for young people and adults. Milton Meltzer was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and was educated at Columbia University. He worked for the WPA Federal Theater Project and then served in the Air Force in World War II. He has edited and written for newspapers, books, magazines, radio, and films. Among the many honors of his books are five nominations for the National Book Award, as well as the Christopher, Jane Addams, Carter G....   [tags: historian, columbus, new world]

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The Atlantic Slave Trade

- The The Atlantic slave trade was and is enormously significant. The slave trade was only one part of the international network that shaped the world between 1450 and 1750. Not only did Europeans break into the Indian Ocean spice trade, but American silver allowed greater participation in the commerce of East Asia. Another big key was that fur trapping and trading changed commerce as well as the natural environment. Europeans wanted commercial connections with Asia. Christopher Columbus and Vasco da Gama both sought for a route to Asia....   [tags: Slavery, British Empire, Netherlands, Africa]

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Balboa, a Spanish conqueror and explorer

- Balboa, a Spanish conqueror and explorer. Vasco Nuñez de Balboa, a Spanish conqueror and explorer, was the first to see the coast of the Pacific Ocean. He saw the ocean in September of 1513, from the top of a mountain of what is now Panama. On September 29, 1523, Balboa claimed it and all its shores for Spain. His findings opened Spanish explorations and conquests along the western coast of South America began. The Spanish called the ocean the South Sea because it lay south of the isthmus of Panama....   [tags: History]

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Expansion of western europe

- The expansion of Western Europe started with the Iberian phase. Spain and Portugal, the two countries of the Iberian Peninsula, had a short-lived yet important role in European expansion. European expansion then turned to Western Europe. Western Europe consists of the Dutch, French, and British. While Western Europe was exploring new worlds overseas, the Russians were expanding westward across all of Eurasia. Religion played a major role in expansion for both the Portuguese and the Spanish due to their extensive anti-Muslim crusade....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Political Environment of the Philippines

- The Political Environment of the Philippines Historical Facts: The Philippines overcame many obstacles in history that reshaped the political environment of modern times. The Philippine islands have a strong Spanish influence. Records in history date back to 1521 where Ferdinand Magellan colonized the islands in the name of Charles I of Spain. The Spanish objectives focused Philippine society toward the spread of Christianity, colonization in the name of Spain, and acquiring key positions in the spice trade from Asia....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Philippines: A Struggling Economy

- The Philippines has long been a country with a struggling economy. Ever since World War II, they have struggled to have a steady government and labor system. Independence did not bring any social changes to the country. The hacienda system still persists in the country, where large estates are farmed by sharecroppers. More the half the population are peasants and 20 percent of the population owns 60 percent of the land. Although the sharecropper is supposed to receive half of the harvest, most of the peasant's actual income goes to paying off debts to the landowner....   [tags: Economics]

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Philippine History

- Philippine History Spanish Colony 1565 - 1898 Ferdinand Magellan set out from Spain in 1519 on the first voyage to circumnavigate the globe with five ships and a complement of 264 crew. Three years later in 1522, only the one ship, the Victoria, returned to Spain with 18 men. The Philippines were the death of Magellan. The expedition sighted the island of Samar on March 16, 1521. Magellan was welcomed by two Rajas, Kolambu and Siagu. He named the islands the Archipelago of San Lazaro, erected a cross and claimed the lands for Spain....   [tags: Asian Asia History]

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Martin Luther

- Martin Luther When studying the facets of Western Civilization, a few recurring questions must be analyzed. Will those in power abuse it. Unfortunately, yes. Does freedom spawn intellectual, technological and social progress. For the most part, yes. Was Martin Luther, in historical terms, a “bad ass?” Carter Lindberg states in his book The European Reformations, “An initial move to control the complicated and multifaceted reality of the Reformation is to define the terms used for it and the era it covers.” In order to secure Luther in the annuals of history as a “bad ass”, one must not only clarify the characteristics of that title, but also view his accomplishments in a 21st Century frame...   [tags: History]

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Colonization Across the Globe

- Colonization Across the Globe After Christopher Columbus landed in the West Indies in 1492, Spain and Portugal started disputing areas of influence on the South American continent. The dispute was eventually settled by the Pope (Alexander VI), who in 1493, drew up defined areas of influence for the two nations with the idea of spreading Christianity to the natives in those territories. In time the Portuguese territory became known as Brazil, hence the working language of that country to this day is Portuguese, while most of the rest of the continent speaks Spanish....   [tags: Colonies World History Economy Essays]

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Europeans vs. Native Americans

- One huge shift in history happened around the late 1400’s when a slightly well known man by the name of Christopher Columbus came across what is now known as North America. Columbus actually thought he had found a new and shorter route to the West Indies. When this was announced, the news spread like wildfire and it was not soon after that, other countries began to send their own explorers. It was a bright and positive time when leaders wanted to claim new land for their country. But, what of the people that were already settled in America where Columbus had been so quick to claim for Spain....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Renaissance

- I do not know much about the Renaissance era, but I do know a little. I know it took place between 1485 and 1660. There were quite a few boats. There was the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. Those were the ships that Christopher Columbus and his crew used to discover the New World. There was the mayflower; the vessel that carried the pilgrims to Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts. The entire Spanish Armada that got defeated by the English navy. Then there was the Victoria, the boat that Ferdinand Magellan and his crew set sail on to circumnavigate the globe....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]

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Country Report: Philippines

- Improving conditions for the entire world may seem like a daunting task. It may be more beneficial to look at a single piece of the puzzle and its experience of improving conditions. Narrowing the field of study to a single country allows for a more detailed analysis of the path taken to achieve improved conditions for the single country. Improving the conditions of a country through a process of change is called development. Measuring development in a single country allows us to understand some of the policy, historical trends and natural conditions that are better for development....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Saussure Used On Language And Speech

- An important distinction that Saussure used was between language and speech. Language (langue) is a system, an universal structure and arrangement of rules shared by a community with principal linguistic patterns, as seen in forge in languages. Speech (parole) is the use of language individually, any particular act of language that is experienced in everyday life. It is diverse, it varies, it changes and is manipulated by time, social groups and the generation using it. A simpler way to put it is “if langue is the whole of language, parole is the part, or parts, which operates within the whole” (Kearney 241)....   [tags: Linguistics, Structuralism, Ferdinand de Saussure]

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Chile

- Chile In this project we are going to summarize the main points concerning the history of CHILE , its independance, and bring the country to present day CHILE. We are also going to mention some important facts about CHILE"S economy. I. COLONIZATION PERIOD CHILE is a country located in the wester coast of South America, on the Pacific Ocean. It is known for the famous Andes Mountain Range that covers all of Peru and part of Chile CHILE was first discovered in 1520 by a Portuguese navigator named Ferdinand Magellan, who sailed under the flag of Spain....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Argentina

- Argentina Argentina, officially known as the Argentine Republic or Republica Argentina, is a country occupying the most southern portion of South America. For many foreigners, especially Europeans, Argentina has presented the traditional New World image of a land of romance and opportunity. It received its name, "roughly translated as 'land of silver' or 'silvery one,' from the Spanish explorers of the 16th century who were lured there by rumors that portrayed the presence of vast mineral wealth." (Encyclopedia Britannica 357) The "Sun of May," a sun with a human face, appears on the state flag (adopted in 1818) and on the coat of arms....   [tags: Papers]

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All About the Philippines

- The first inhabitants of the Philippines arrived from the land bridge from Asia over 150,000 years ago. Throughout the years, migrants from Indonesia, Malaysia, and other parts of Asia made their way to the islands of this country. In the fourteenth century, the Arabs arrived and soon began a long tradition of Islam. Many Muslims are still living in the Philippines today. In 1521, Magellan claimed the land for Spain, but was killed by local chiefs who did not want Spain’s inhabitance. However, the Spanish returned in 1543 and named the land Filipinas after King Philip II....   [tags: essays research papers]

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megellanic clouds

- Clouds are usually the last things astronomers want to see in the sky, but for those who observe in the southern hemisphere there is a notable exception to that celestial rule. The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds are among the highlights of the southern night sky. Only within the last century were astronomers able to verify their true nature. Although they seem to be two foggy patches possibly torn from the Milky Way, astronomers believe these are actually small galaxies gravitationally bound to the Milky Way like moons around a giant planet....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Tempest by William Shakespeare and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

- Between both William Shakespeare’s 1610 play, “The Tempest” and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s 1892 short novel “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the portrayal of love is a present theme in both genre’s that through the distinctive forms, is expressed in differing ways. Between the relationship of Miranda and Ferdinand in “The Tempest” and the narrator and husband John in “The Yellow Wallpaper,” love is presented uniquely and exposes the creative development of literature within differing genres throughout history....   [tags: antithesis, literary form]

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The Theme of Incest in The Duchess of Malfi

- One can begin the discussion on the theme of incest in ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ by understanding the social conception of ‘incest’. Talcott Parsons says-“ it is not so much the prohibition of incest in its negative aspect(maintaining sexual relations) …(Instead) Incest is withdrawal from the obligation to contribute to the formation and maintenance of supra-familial bonds on which major economic, political and religious functions of the society are dependent.” Ferdinand’s incestuous behaviour towards the duchess follows the similar pattern pointed above ,i.e., Ferdinand’s aim is not the achievement of sexual relations with his sister....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The European Change During The Thirty Year War

- The European continent changed during the Thirty year War, as a result borders were redesigned, and people altered and the religious order changed dramatically after the war. The question could’ve the war been stopped, and by what means. How did politics come into the war, and the results of certain countries. How religion played a role in this long fought war, and the facility to come together in signing the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648. The major issue can wars be stopped, and what the consequence of stopping the war before hand and the change in Europe....   [tags: Thirty Years' War, Holy Roman Empire]

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Resolutions of Forgiveness, Repentance and Reconciliation in Shakespeare's The Tempest

- Stephen Orgel, in the Oxford World Classics Introduction of The Tempest, says that the resolutions of forgiveness, repentance and reconciliation through the harmony of marriage that Prospero has undertaken to achieve are not completely met. This is true as not all injuries are forgiven, and certain characters fail to repent for their wrongs. The marriage does not completely achieve its role of reconciliation, as we have to question its origins and stability. In The Tempest Prospero has orchestrated events in such a way as to resolve the injustices and injuries that have occurred to him and his daughter, Miranda....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism]

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The Thirty Year European War

- The Thirty Year European War The European continent changed during the Thirty year War, as a result borders were redesigned, and people altered and the religious order changed dramatically after the war. The question could’ve the war been stopped, and by what means. How did politics come into the war, and the results of certain countries. How religion played a role in this long fought war, and the facility to come together in signing the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648. The major issue can wars be stopped, and what the consequence of stopping the war before hand and the change in Europe....   [tags: Thirty Years' War, Holy Roman Empire]

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The Effects of Discovering the New World on the Growth of Spanish Power

- ... The Royal Council and council of Finance excluded the higher nobility, thus allowing Ferdinand and Isabella to retain power over the nobility in Spain. Religious policies were the next major factor that shaped the growth and power of Spain during Ferdinand and Isabella’s reign. Pendrill notes that “the greatest triumph of Ferdinand and Isabella was their ten year conquest of the Moorish kingdom of Granada.” This is due to the results of the conquest, which Pendrill argue's increased loyalty from the nobility who had previously undermined the monarchy, and it increased prestige in Europe; thus the conquest ”gave real impetus to the idea of Spanish Imperialism.” This fuelled messianic ferv...   [tags: revenue, politics, religion ]

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Anti-Colonialism in Shakespeare´s The Tempest Play

- Anti-Colonialism in Shakespeare’s The Tempest Play Through The Tempest play, William Shakespeare weaves together a tale that is characterized by anti-colonialist sentiments. Prospero - the deposed Milan Duke - adopts a colonialist mentality by treating his colleagues as slaves who have no rights. Characters who suffer mistreatment under Prospero include: Ariel - the spirit creature; Ferdinand - the Naples Prince; and Caliban - Sycorax’s son. Prospero possesses much magical power which he uses to oppress his compatriots....   [tags: William Shakespeare, forced labor]

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Power By Manipulation By William Shakespeare

- Power By Manipulation The Tempest by William Shakespeare (1611) is a play about the manipulation of people who have a lack of knowledge of the current situation. Throughout the play Shakespeare uses Prospero a wizard as a master manipulator. The manipulation by Prospero, Ariel and Stephano are used to show that if you keep knowledge from others it is easy to take advantage of them. This was the case during the colonization of the New World by the English, Spanish and French. When first coming to the New World people from the old world uses manipulation and the lack of knowledge of the native people in order to overtake the land....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Caliban, Thou]

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The Duchess of Malfi

- John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi was written in the early 1600’s and is often considered to be Webster’s masterpiece. The story takes place in the Italian city of Amalfi during the sixteenth century, where the Duchess of the court of Amalfi is a young widow who has fallen in love with her steward, Antonio. Both of her brothers – the Cardinal and Duke Ferdinand – are against her remarrying and are very powerful. In becoming suspicious of the Duchess, Ferdinand hires Bosola to spy on her, while the Duchess thinks she has employed him as head of her stables....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Duchess of Malfi: A Character Study

- Webster based his plot on a true story set in Italy, a story that has as central themes inequality, injustice, and corruption. In my opinion one of the best techniques that Webster used to transmit these themes was to make the characters appear to be something that they are not. Furthermore, all the important characters of the play have both good and bad sides, and some of them (Cardinal) are “bad” but appear to be “good”. This contrast between good and bad and the changes of personality, help the author to build a play full of tragedy and therefore this maintains the reader’s attention focused on the play and anxious to see what is going to happen next....   [tags: The Duchess of Malfi]

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Analysis of Wedgewood´s The Thirty Years War

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William Shakespeare 's Prospero From The Tempest

- Love is an emotion that cannot be controlled, suppressed or forced. Love is under the power of no one, including the power of Prospero from The Tempest. He seems to do very well at dictating everything that is going on on the island with the help of his books and his subjects, but he cannot control the love of Ferdinand and Miranda or the love of Caliban for the island. He cannot control the love that others feel because love is an infection, love is something he can oversee but cannot completely control, and his power comes solely from his books and his subjects....   [tags: The Tempest, Love, Moons of Uranus, Emotion]

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Character of Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest

- Tempest Character Analysis        William Shakespeare's last play The Tempest is a story about Prospero (the rightful duke of Milan). He is betrayed by his brother Antonio and left on a ship with his daughter Miranda to die. Only things are not going according to plan and Prospero and Miranda arrive on an island. Prospero is seeking his revenge. Coming back from a wedding in Africa a ship containing Prosperos enemies is attacked by the tempest and scatters its passengers about the island. Prospero exhibits three major character traits: forcefulness, protectiveness and forgiveness....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Representation Of Shakespeare 's ' The Tempest '

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Graduation Speech : School For Junior Achievement

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The Pasts Guide to the Future: Sir Francis Drake

- Throughout mankind’s history there have been many famous people: innovators such as Thomas Edison, great war generals and leaders such as George Washington, and explorers who dare to see the ends of the world and conquer what they pass. Sir Francis Drake is one of these men who dared to conquer, not another nation or man, but Earth. He is recognized on the same status as Magellan and Columbus. Although he is haled for just one accomplishment; he is praised for his countless expeditions in the name of research and his country, his sea battles against the Spanish Armada, and many more feats he has grasped....   [tags: seaman, fleet, treasure]

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The Creation And Formation Of The Pacific World

- The creation and formation of the Pacific World can be categorized into two basic ideas: expansionism vs. isolationism. Starting from the fifteenth century, Europe’s expansionist ideals became very present around the known world. Portugal had found its way around Africa in order to reach India, the main hub for Pacific trade, leaving other European empires in the dust. Spain, Portugal’s biggest competitor, was struggling behind without a free route to India as well. Because of this, the decision was made to travel westward instead of around Africa....   [tags: Europe, Christopher Columbus, Western Europe]

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The Legacy of The Age of Exploration

- The Age of Exploration clearly changed the world forever. The discovery of “The New World”, along with priceless trade routes has greatly impacted the world till this day. The men who are responsible for these magnificent discoveries certainly deserve much credit, but are they really the heroes we make them out to be. Although it does not completely diminish their notoriety, many of the individuals who were responsible for these discoveries had vicious intentions and occasionally even acted upon them....   [tags: intentions, vicious, indians]

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The New World : Spain And Portugal

- The New World Spain and Portugal’s sea voyage with the help of Europe 's ideas of the globe were the leading reasons for discovering the world we know today. What lead to Spain and Portugal sea voyage was that they wanted to control trade with East Asia and stop dealing with the Muslims that controlled the trade in East Asia. After the Portuguese sailed around Africa they discovered the Indian Ocean. This gave the Portuguese what they wanted, a waterway that led trade ships to East Asia. Six years before this the Spanish thought that they were able to sail west to reach Eastern Asia....   [tags: Europe, Spain, Asia, Americas]

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Is Building A Super Telescope Desert?

- Every year the governments across the world that can afford to spare change for the space program often do so by sparing more than just change. They spare billions of dollars towards projects and missions that explore the universe in search of intelligent life or any life that can be found. Every single enterprise that considers exploring for life in the universe takes scrupulous amounts of time to plan has a large price tag. The extensive efforts that is required to execute one of these projects does not seem to deter the scientific community involved in finding out more about the universe and if life exists out there....   [tags: Planet, Solar System, Venus, Atmosphere]

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Analyzing Dante and Machiavelli´s Characteristics of a Good Leader

- Dante and Machiavelli were both writers who felt that society and leaders were greatly mislead in their approach of operating the state. Yet even they had very contrasting beliefs in their view of what was ideal for a society to function properly. Machiavelli judges religious or political leaders is based there’s ability to maintain order and unity, regardless of whether one or not need these leaders put there morality and ethics aside for this greater benefit of one’s state. This differs greatly from Dante because his evaluation of the leaders of his time is based solely on how true they stay to moral and ethical virtues....   [tags: morality, ethics, leadership, politics]

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Austria: The Cause of World War One

- The nation responsible for the onset of World War I is Austria-Hungary because of the territorial and political stances with Serbia that provoked the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand. After Ferdinand's death, Austria-Hungary initiated a call for support to the Germans about the problems in the Balkans, resulting in Germany confirming their assistance by issuing a “Blank Check.” Austria later gave Serbia a list of ultimatums that consisted of extreme demands in hopes of Serbia rejecting it....   [tags: World History ]

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Representation Of Shakespeare 's The Tempest

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Causes of World War I

- Throughout history, there have been several conflicts that have disturbed the peace in various areas. One of these gruesome events happens to be World War I, which was evoked by many different causes. The most significant and immediate causes of this catastrophe was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie. Numerous nations were involved in this war, and two examples of opposing forces are Germany and Russia. World War I was resolved to an extent with the Treaty of Versailles, but it was not entirely settled....   [tags: World History]

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Securing the Castilian Throne

- To suggest that Isabella was successful from the outset in securing the Castilian crown and the support of its people would be a foolish interpretation. It took ten years before she was fully accepted as rightful ruler, during which time a number of important factors developed that today can be seen as the clearest reasons for her success. Paramount among these was her determined, intellectual and shrewd personality and character. Without these traits, the other factors would have been irrelevant....   [tags: European History]

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Servitude and Power

- What is servitude. What is power. Are these things sought by all humans or is it something that is forced upon us. Servitude is a slavery or bondage of any type. Power is strength in ability to do. The fact about humanity remains that we are all influenced in all lifestyles by these two simple words. Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” focuses on these themes of power and servitude and presents them to us in a manner that shows the true egotistical side of humanity and the lengths that we will go to get what we want....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare]

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The Spanish Inquistition

- Ferdinand and Isabella used the Inquisition to eliminate opposition in Spain. Their thoughts were that by eliminating the Jews, Muslims, and New Christians in Spain they would gain unity, wealth, and power. They wanted to make a Christian and only a Christian Spain. Since Ferdinand and Isabella were married they strived to make Spain a whole. With Ferdinand ruling Aragon and Isabella ruling Castile they united Spain as one. Soon Ferdinand and Isabella had the regions of Granada and Portugal as part of Spain....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Education in Thomas More's "Utopia"

- The goal of education is to learn, and in this process of learning and being educated there are some greater goals that are served. Education in Thomas More’s Utopia seems to cater to a larger goal, which is to create virtuous persons and citizens, as they are responsible for attaining a flourishing human community. In Shakespeare’s The Tempest there seems to be an underlying idea of a connection between education and a sense of social control. The idea of instilling among his subjects a sense of obedience and influencing their knowledge through education, in order to bring about a feeling of belonging to a nation is prevalent in The Tempest....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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Character Analysis of Bosola

- Both of the above quotations have elements of truth to them, but I think that to look at the character of Bosola, an audience would concentrate more on his actions and how they change his interpretation of the brothers, causing him to kill them at the end of the play. There are many layers to Bosolas character which encourage us to think that he is mentally unstable, e.g. killing the Duchess for his own self-interest as well as for the brothers. This does not make him a corrupt human being, but someone who has been forced into a corner, unsure of his actual status....   [tags: World Literature]

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Human Relationships Between The Central Characters in William Shakespeare's The Tempest

- Human Relationships Between The Central Characters in William Shakespeare's The Tempest In this essay I intend to explore the ways that William Shakespeare has presented the relationships between the main characters within his play “The Tempest”. I shall investigate Ferdinand and Miranda’s relationship, the father/daughter bond between Miranda and Prospero and Caliban’s lust after Miranda. Shakespeare was intending to represent several different groups of people in society through his plays and “The Tempest” was no exception to the rule....   [tags: Tempest Shakespeare]

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Effective Use of Irony and Satire in Unveiling

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Is Religious Fundamentalism Always Totalitarian and Prone to Violence?

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World War I: Description of Key Events

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William Shakespeare 's The Tempest

- Caliban in Shakespeare’s The Tempest Shakespeare’s The Tempest contains many contrasts and mirrors. Prospero’s Dukedom has been usurped, but he in turn steals Caliban’s Island. Prospero’s desire for revenge on his brother is mirrored in Caliban, who desires revenge on Prospero and Miranda. Ariel the airy spirit, who is also enslaved by Prospero, can also be compared and contrasted to Caliban. Prospero disparages Caliban, enslaves him, sends his magic to torment him and generally mistreats him, actions which he justifies because 1) Caliban tried to rape his daughter, 2)Caliban is a witches’ son and 3)Caliban is deformed....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Prospero]

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Spanish Social and Political Structure

- Spanish Social and Political Structure Hispanic Literature The Spain that was intact during the explorations to the New World (specifically that of Christopher Columbus in 1492) was a Spain vastly different from what it had been a mere couple of decades pre-exploration. This "new" Spain is actualized by the union of Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon in 1469. Before the marriage of the two major kingdoms of Spain (Aragon and Castile), Spain was in near anarchy. Weak kings and small local communities of feudal rule (medieval systems of local government, a feudal lord ruled over the small population of his lands) and city laws made for a divided and powerless country....   [tags: European History Spain Essays]

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Montgomery County Consists Of The Blacksburg And Christiansburg Areas

- Montgomery County consists of the Blacksburg and Christiansburg areas. Upon examination of the mental health service providers for children and adolescence it became a challenge to contact someone who would speak with or return inquiries about their practice. Three practices were willing to speak and give information about the services they provided. The first was Cindy Blevins, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Ms. Blevins practices at Life in Balance Counseling and Wellness Center, 125 Akers Farm Road, Suite D in Christiansburg....   [tags: Licensed Professional Counselor]

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Lack of Creativity in the Medieval Period

- Lack of ego, violence, and unproductiveness were some of the few characteristics Manchester attributed to the medieval mind. During this period of history, the people lacked creativity and only used the mechanisms that were created by the generations before. Violence helped noblemen rise to define themselves while the creative ones took generations to build a cathedral because they only cared about glorifying God. Knowing their identity in life was irrelevant. Peasants were unaware of the world outside the common since they all lived and died without ever leaving their birthplace....   [tags: medieval, history, creativity, ]

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cinco de mayo

- “Mexicamos, Viva Mexico” is cried out by the Mexican president every 16th of September as done by Miguel Hidalgo in 1821, after the traditional bell ringing is finished the national anthem is sang. Similar to the 4th of July celebration with parties, fireworks, ceremonies, except they also get bullfights also. In search for independence a priest decided to take matters into his own hands and lead a revolution against the Spanish government, but he was executed immediately. His execution inspired another priest to continue the rebellion and brought together the Criollos, but more auguring was to continue until the country found a way of government both sides were satisfied with....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Forgiveness Of The Tempest By William Shakespeare

- So forgive and forget, huh. It appears forgiveness is quite an important force in the tempest, bringing the story together beautifully. Forgiveness helps us learn about the characters in the play. Forgiveness is also what brings the play to a happy ending, but not without making one wonder whether forgiveness was really achieved. The role of forgiveness in the tempest is so significant because it is only through forgiveness that the characters truly succeed, but also because it raises the question of the extent of human forgiveness and helps the reader learn plenty about the different characters in the play....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Forgiveness]

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William Shakespeare's The Tempest

- William Shakespeare's The Tempest Consider the character of Prospero and show how he used his position to control many of the characters in the play and how his actions contribute to the dramatic effectiveness. How do his actions and the attitude of the characters to him relate to the events and thinking of Shakespeare's day. In the Tempest, the character of Prospero is the protagonist. Prospero is the father of Miranda and has spent twelve years on the island since he was usurped from being the Duke of Milan....   [tags: Papers]

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