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The European Religious Wars

- When one looks at the religious wars, it is very difficult to identify a beginning and middle. People can argue that the seed for the wars was planted in the wars between the Calvinists and Hapsburgs, otherwise known as the Dutch and the Spanish. In addition, people can argue that the Protestant Reformation in Germany and other parts of Europe sparked these “religious” wars. It was inevitable that the growing division between Christian churches in Europe would lead to a series of armed conflicts for over a century....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Peacemaking Process

- WWI is considered the war to end all wars but what procedures were used to make this statement possible. In 4 years this war claimed the lives of approximately 20 million people and physically destroyed most of Europe. This left most of the world in despair and sparked the idea of obtaining world peace. The first step used to launch this task was the Treaty of Versailles. An organization known as the League of Nations was created as a result of this treaty and it played a vital role in this peace making process....   [tags: International Conflict ]

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Hoarding: Worldwide Issue

- When a hoarder opens their front door, one will first notice the smell of feces, molds, and a musky smell in the air. Upon walking into the hoarder living room, the clutter filled the entire room from the ceiling to the floor except for a pathway leading to every room in the house. Next, one walked to the bedroom where one can see tons of garbage bags filled with clothes, tons of boxes, and suitcases filled with clothes also. Then, followed the pathway to the kitchen, where the smell of rotten foods and molds filled the air....   [tags: obsesive compulsive disorders, behavior]

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the tempest

- Through the use of his magic, Prospero seeks to surpass worldly values and create a utopia, or ideal society. This becomes evident in how Shakespeare portrays the innocence of Ferdinand and Miranda. He insists that Ferdinand not “Break her virgin knot before All sanctimonious ceremonies may.”(Act 4, Scene 1) Prospero’s seeking to create an ideal society also becomes evident in his attempts at making his usurping brother and his court to repent. Thus, he is trying to make right of what has gone wrong in the world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez a Champion for Latin American Solitude

- The works of the late 1982 Columbian literary Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garica Marquez reflect not only the sentiments of postcolonial Columbians, but also the surreal realities lived by Latin Americans in the New World. This surreal reality is what Marquez has become synonymous with — magic realism. The literary genre, magic realism, can be found in Marquez’s books and short stories such as 100 Years of Solitude and “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”. Literary critics and audience alike have marveled at how Marquez masterfully connected the ethereal and the mundane with such precision in diction and syntax that the narratives seem more than commonplace but actually feasible and tangible....   [tags: surreal realities, latin community]

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Physical Development At The Adolescence Falls Under The Theory Of Nature

- The physical development at the adolescence falls under the theory of Nature rather than nurture, because this physical growth is a part of programmed development. “Probably the most obvious changes that signal the transition to adolescence occurs in the domain of physical development.” (Bukatko, 2008). Quick adolescent development characteristically takes place in girls, among ages ten and fourteen, but in boys these changes happen a little later, between ages twelve and sixteen. Since the developmental spurt, in boys, begins two years later than girls, the girls will be head and shoulders above their male peers, and this may be why girls at that age look to young adult men for companionshi...   [tags: Adolescence, Developmental psychology, Puberty]

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Personal Narrative : Behind The Beautiful Forevers By Katherine Boo

- My introduction to the study of sociology was during my sophomore year in college. Through readings, dialogues, and classroom experiments, my sociology professor challenged me to think about and analyze institutions such as family and school. The more I studied the role of those institutions the more I began to understand how institutions directly and indirectly affect people’s social constructions. The summer following my sophomore year I proposed an independent project inspired by my reading of, “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” by Katherine Boo....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, Sociology]

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The Life and Times of Sir Francis Drake

- Sir Francis Drake was a key figure in English, Elizabethan, and maritime history. He played a huge part in showing that the world could be circumnavigated with relative safety as well as being pivotal in helping to break the "Iberian monopoly" or what is now known as the Spanish and Portuguese combined empires (Buisseret 243). It was because of his life, decisions, and influence that England became a large naval power, with largest contribution of that being the defeat of the Spanish Armada. People should know more about the life and events surrounding this great historical adventurer, explorer, buccaneer and pirate....   [tags: Elizabethan martime history]

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Do Smartphones Help Companies to Be More Profitable?

- ... As a result, CPS Energy decided to implement the “Magellan Program,” which included the deployment of smartphones amongst staff. This initiative assisted CPS Energy in many ways, it helped to speed up the purchase order process, there was faster order times for supply chain buyers, the supply chain management was more proactive, there was a decrease in time spent to close purchasing and procurement deals, inventory levels were reduced, employee and customer satisfaction levels increased and time spent on service calls was decreased, leading to happier customers....   [tags: better communication, customer relationship]

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Near-Earth Objects and Their Impact on Society

- Ever since the beginning of human history, people explored. Man, woman and child alike had opportunities to see the beauty and magnificence of Earth. They have seen the vast outstretches of Earth’s land, from the lush green plains of America, to the brilliant golden sands of Africa, and the roaring deep blue oceans. Over time, humans settled, leaving their nomadic past behind. Yet, their thirst for exploration continued. Magellan, Columbus, and Lewis and Clark, for example, quenched this thirst by going on expeditions to find new pathways for land, riches, or both....   [tags: Space Exploration ]

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One Hundred Years of Gratitude: Magical Realism

- Throughout the book One Hundred Years of Solitude, the theme of magical realism is present. With the theme of magical realism comes the idea of looking at the extraordinary with a stone face, and treating the ordinary as extraordinary. Also, if one looks further into the magical realism in One Hundred Years of Solitude, there is a supernatural aspect that is common throughout the book. Melquíades, a gypsy who comes to Macondo, has supernatural qualities, knowledge and aspects, which he uses to push the other characters, more specifically the Buendia family, into a quest for his knowledge....   [tags: Supernatural Knowledge, Book Analysis]

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Taking a Look at the Planet Venus

- The planet Venus is an uninhabited planet, 109 million kilometers from the sun making it the second closest planet (“Planet Venus Facts”). Being also the sixth largest planet in our Solar System it measures 12,100 km in diameter, similar to that of Earth (“Planet Venus Facts”). Because of their similarities in size Earth and Venus are often called “twins” (Feather and Zike 77). Venus was first discovered by ancient astronomers because of its visibility to the naked eye, but they were unable to identify what it was (Cain)....   [tags: astronomy, the solar system]

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The Change From Hunt On The World

- Now, people can go any cities in the world and meet with their friends in a few days, or they can contact with their friends immediately through internet, which sounds impossible in the past.Today, our society is not only building on population but also on technology, and that is what we call modern society. Back to 12thousand years,there are less than 5milion humans in the world. At that time,people live in caves , and they spend the majority of their time on hunting or gathering food. As a result for it, people have little kinds of entertainment comparing with today’s, which includes dancing and singing....   [tags: Incandescent light bulb, Thomas Edison]

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Globalization And Its Impact On Modern Era

- Globalization is the phenomena of increased economic integration among nations characterized by the movement of people, ideas, culture, and resources across borders. This phenomena dates back to the trade routes developed by the Silk Road, as well as those that were discovered by European explorers such as Columbus, Magellan, and Marco Polo. Globalization has been crucial for the development of both individual countries as well as the world as a whole. The conquests and subsequent settlement of new lands with new biological resources, the potential to accommodate transfers of population, crops, and livestock, international trade, as well as technological innovations are all key elements of g...   [tags: Globalization, International trade, Free trade]

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South Central Behavioral Services ( Scbs )

- Mission goals, services provided, and population served South Central Behavioral services (SCBS) was founded in 1975. They are located in 4111 4th avenue, suite #2, in Kearney. Nebraska. They provide many different programs to the community from outpatient services to people with mental health issues, alcohol drug Problems to rehabilitation and residential care for those with a severe persistent mental illness. They also specialized with children services by providing therapeutic foster care and tracker services to them....   [tags: Mental illness, Mental disorder, Mental health]

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Community Health Center Within The United States

- Community health centers were created in 1965 and were initially called neighborhood health centers. They were established as part of the Office of Economic Opportunity to provide health and social services to poor and medically underserved communities. Today, they are the most dominant form of federal funding in the United States as it pertains to primary care. The specific community health center I choose is called the Winter Garden Community Health Center, which is a branch of the Florida Community Health Centers Incorporated....   [tags: Health care, Health insurance, Health economics]

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Queen Isabella I

- She was born into a family of a long line of royal decedents. She became Queen at the age of twenty four. She was the first women to be on an US commutative coin. Who is this very accomplished person. Queen Isabella. Bold and daring, Queen Isabella accomplished many things in her thirty years of rein as Queen of Castile and Aragon. Queen Isabella was born on April 22, 1451 in Madrigal, Old Castile. Her mother was Isabella of Portugal and her dad was John the II of Castile. Her mom and dad were King and Queen of Castile....   [tags: Biography]

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A Brief History of Somali Piracy

- Piracy has been around since the beginning of time, and has played a drastic villain role since the days of ancient sea-fare. Common household known pirates like Blackbeard and Captain Hook from Peter Pan have garnered popularity throughout the years of history. Little do people know is that government has had an effect on piracy affairs. One main suspect in piracy during the late 1600’s was that of Sir Francis Drake. His affiliation with the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth, led to his approval of becoming a privateer to attack and plunder Spain’s ships and property....   [tags: somali pirates, fishermen]

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Astronomy And The Astronomy Of Astronomy

- Since the beginning of my freshman year, I have always been looking for opportunities to explore various aspect of astronomy. I enjoyed taking several introductory astronomy and planetary classes during my first year. These classes have given me a broad general background in astronomy and related planetary science. I started doing astronomy research in my sophomore year by joining Prof.Frebel’s group at the MIT Kavli Institute and at the same time as taking an astronomy observation class. That is when I discovered that I really like observational-related projects....   [tags: School, High school, College, Graduate school]

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Bullying And The Public Education System

- Bullying in schools is an ever growing enormity to children growing up in recent history. Bullying is most prominent in the public education system, primarily due to little, or lack thereof a system to deal with such a problem. Haley Ringle, a reporter from the Arizona Republic, proclaimed that until “ 2005 the Arizona School District 's anti-bullying policy wasn’t even established yet.” Stated from the same article “House Bill 2415, which passed in the spring, requires schools to provide forms for students, parents and district employees to report detailed descriptions of bullying and intimidation” (Ringle 10)....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, Victim, Education]

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The Tempest Is A Play About The Power And Dangers Of Creativity

- The Tempest is a play about the power and dangers of creativity. Discuss. "From beginning to end the play-write gives prominence to the problems of dominion, freedom, political failure and of repetition." Like Russ Mc Donald I also believe that Shakespeare devoted his last comedy largely to the exploration of the shapes and effects that possession and the search for power can have on persons. The Tempest's central character, Prospero, is also crucial to this interpretation. His unique magical gifts give him undefeatable power to wreak vengeance on his enemies....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Great State of California

- California California, just like the rest of the states of this country is unique. The large populated country known as California has history, an economy and other things that make California the special country that it is today. California’s history is unique. For example, California’s name came from a knightly romance book that was published in 1510. It was about a queen named Califia who ruled over an island paradise with black Amazons and a lot of pearls and gold near the Indies. Men were only allowed there once a year....   [tags: Geography ]

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The Genius of Charles Darwin

- Charles Darwin Charles Darwin was a 19th century scientist that lived in the down house, a Manor outside of London, with his children and wife Emma. Although Charles Darwin did not completely finish his studies he was still a scientist at the forefront of the theory of evolution because he introduced natural selection, wrote the book On the Origin of Species, and stated that all species come from close relatives. Charles' house was one place where he did lots of studies, wrote some of his books, and made the theory of natural selection....   [tags: science, beagle, evolution]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- Plato is one of the great philosophers in history, which still is teaching us lessons today. One of his most historic story, “Allegory of the Cave.” When discussing his views of truth and reality, and how the truth we experience is not direct or literal, is best explained through his words. Allegory of the cave in modern times, is the equivalent of the movie, “The Matrix” (The first film). What better representation of a classic tale told in a modern way. If the world you have learned to accept and the truth that you surround yourself with, could all be changed, would you take the leap of faith to truly understand what the truth is....   [tags: Truth, Mind, Theory, Reality]

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The Death Of Henry Viii

- The death of Henry VIII caused a nation disaster in England over the line of succession. Throughout his life Henry had numerous children through multiple marriages, some legitimate while others were deemed illegitimate. These various marriages caused dissension as to who had the greatest claim to the throne. The first to win the battle of the monarchy was Henry’s son Edward. Edward was a nine year old boy when he was coronated and by the age of fifteen he had succumb to a terminal illness thus the conflict of royal claim once again became a national issue....   [tags: Mary I of England, Elizabeth I of England]

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Why were the Habsburgs unable to consolidate their power in Hungary during this period?

- The seventeenth century was undeniably a period of great division, war and turmoil for Hungary. After the events of the previous century, Hungary remained divided into three distinct areas. The largest was Ottoman Hungary, under the direct control of Constantinople, which encompassed the south and south-east of Hungary. Second, there was the Eastern Hungarian Kingdom founded by János Zápolyai in 1526, who after the defeat of the Hungarian forces at the First Battle of Mohács sought the support of Sultan Suleiman I to be crowned King of Hungary by a rival faction of the nobility and became the Sultan’s vassal....   [tags: European History ]

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The Abuse of Power in Shakespeare's Play, The Tempest

- The play, The Tempest, by William Shakespeare is a very cleverly thought out piece of work. Shakespeare very deliberately inter-relates several different forms of power during the course of the play. There is political power, shown through the plethora of political characters and their schemes, while at the same time parodied by the comic characters. The power of magic and love, and its ability to reunite and absolve also plays a major role in the play. Throughout the play, Prospero, the main character, takes great advantage of his power and authority, both properly and improperly....   [tags: the tempest]

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Russia and Its Decision to Enter World War I

- Did Russia’s diplomatic issues influence their decision in entering World War One. A. Plan of Investigation This investigation assesses how Russia’s Government and people influenced their country’s decision in entering World War One. On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Sophie Ferdinand were assassinated by alleged Serbian Black Hand Terrorists. The assassination caused world turmoil. People and Countries saw Ferdinand’s death as an opportunity to invade and overcome new territories to claim as their own....   [tags: History, Geopolitics]

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The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision by Henry Kamen

- The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision by Henry Kamen, was released in 1997 and is the third edition of the acclaimed book centered around the infamous tribunal. The years following the first publication saw increases in the quality of scholarship and an influx of research.  New historical interpretations subsequently began to demonstrate an enhanced insight, as works like Benzion Netanyahu’s The Origins of the Inquisition presented original perspectives. Kamen was consequentially compelled to reevaluate the evidence surrounding the Inquisition, ultimately causing him to divert from his previous conclusions and adopt a revisionist perspective exploring historical causation....   [tags: infamous tribunal, catholic monarchy]

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The Alliance System Led to World War I

- There are many reasons why World War One occurred in 1914, many are complex and remain controversial which is why the matter has been disputed to this day by historians all over the world. My theory is that a lot of those reasons and the trigger factor all links to one thing; the alliance system. The alliance system is what made countries oppose each other and become rivals making it the most significant factor. It had an impact on who supported who when Duke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated. This was only the spark that started war in Europe; there were long term causes that contributed to the war and were the origins....   [tags: World War I, first world war, world war one]

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Word Collision: Christopher Columbus and The Taino Natives

- The swift sandy beaches of the Caribbean were once desolate and unknown rule by the natural habitat of Taino natives whose sole existence revolved around primitive nature. These Virgin Islands would be a critical and strategic discovery for the strengthening Spanish empire during the 15th century under the rule of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabel of Castile . On October 1492, a man by the name of Christopher Columbus would take the power of the Spanish crown to excellency and great dominion over the new world....   [tags: caribbean, virgin islands]

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Nationalism: A Curse to Nineteenth Century Europe

- Nationalism is most often characterized as an overbearing pride in ones country, or it could be a movement to protect ones homeland. To begin, nationalism prompted racism to transpire between different nations and ethnic groups. Furthermore, this domineering pride in ones country led to conflict including war to engage between nations. Lastly, Mr. Kozlov in the period rising up to this heightened time of nationalism, small countries were flourishing with new ideas and philosophies; during these nationalist times however, many of these old standards were destroyed....   [tags: Nationalism]

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The Castle of Otranto, by Horace Walpole

- Women in the 18th and 19th century were expected to follow the orders of the males in their lives. They were forced into arranged marriages to connect families in a pursuit for social power and they were expected to abide by anything the males in their lives asked of them. Free will was nonexistent. Much gothic literature effectively highlights the women’s expected role of the time. However, another aspect that seems to surface in gothic literature is whenever there is a woman who is not following the social norms, they seem to be the driving conflict behind the plotline and ultimately lead to any present happy ending....   [tags: gothic literature]

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The Different Families of Ligand-gated Ion Channels

- Ion channels are macromolecular protein structures which form pores within the membrane of cells to enable the movement of ions into and out of cells, and is the basis of fundamental process such as establishing a resting potential, generation of action potentials etc. In order for the channel to be involved in these cell functions it must possess certain features such as ionic specificity, gating mechanism (i.e. voltage or ligand binding), for these reasons, channels have been the subject of much research over the past few decades....   [tags: Ligand-gated Ion Channels]

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The Battle of the Somme in 1916

- “The Battle of the Somme, July-November 1916, was the largest military encounter in history to date, involving over 1.5 million men”, says Furtado, author for History Today (10). Out of this 1.5 million, around 75 to 83 percent died or were injured by the end of the Battle of the Somme. Furtado later remarks that “...troops from Canada, Newfoundland..., South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, West Indies, India, China, Senegal, North Africa, Madagascar, Somalia, Indochina, and others” were all at the Somme (11)....   [tags: history, miliary encounter]

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Juan Ponce de Leon: The Spanish Explorer

- Juan Ponce de Leon is most recognized as the Spanish explorer who discovered Florida. However this was not his only achievement or contribution to the Spanish empire. Prior to discovering Florida he helped fight off the last of the Moors in Granada, he prevented the Indians from attacking the Spaniards in Hispaniola, he served as the first governor of Puerto Rico, discovered other geographical features off of Florida’s coast all while never giving up on his quest for gold or to gain the same recognition as Christopher Columbus....   [tags: discovering florida, new world, columbus]

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Causes of the First World War

- What were the causes of the first world war. Many people believe, that the First World War was caused by the assassination of the heir to the empire of Austria-Hungry, Arch-Duke Franz Ferdinand. However, I believe, there were many other more important causes that could have started the war. For example: the rivalry of countries, the alliances (Triple Entente and Triple Alliance), the industries of Britain and Germany, Militarism, Rivalry and many more. Firstly, Germany was trying to expand its empire, and Britain and France had large empires....   [tags: World War I]

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A Feminist Reading of the Tempest

- William Shakespeare’s The Tempest provides dialogue that portrays the social expectations and stereotypes imposed upon women in Elizabethan times. Even though the play has only one primary female character, Miranda, the play also includes another women; Sycorax, although she does not play as large a roll. During many scenes, the play illustrates the characteristics that represent the ideal woman within Elizabethan society. These characteristics support the fact that men considered women as a mere object that they had the luxury of owning and were nowhere near equal to them....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare]

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Katharina: Spanish Princess turned British Queen

- Henry, one of the most well known kings of England, is best remembered for breaking with the Church of Rome, Roman Catholicism. There were many reasons behind the reformation in England, but perhaps the most prominent of these had to do with Katharina, the Spanish princess turned English Queen. Though Katharina of Aragon lived a hard life, from the death of her children, to a public divorce, she cared for the people that she reigned over, and stayed in their hearts long after she was exiled. Katharina was born on December 16, 1485, in Alcalá de Henares, Spain....   [tags: Royal History]

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Christopher Columbus and The Caribbean Region

- “Tell me, what do you see?” asked Columbus, shooting a glance out of a window. Sánchez pausing to look then answered, “I see rooftops, I see palaces, I see towers, I see spires that reach... to the sky. I see civilisation!” Many people largely believe that Christopher Columbus was the first to discover the Americas in 1492. However, from a Eurocentric point of view, a white race of Europeans known as the Vikings or the Norsemen which means ‘people of the north’ discovered the Americas in 1000 AD long before Columbus in 1492....   [tags: Sánchez, vikings]

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Supernatural in Shakespeare’s The Tempest And Marlowe’s The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus

- The Supernatural in Shakespeare’s The Tempest And Marlowe’s The Tragical History of D. Faustus The supernatural forces are at once alike and distinct in Shakespeare’s The Tempest and in Marlowe’s The Tragical History of D. Faustus. The supernatural is kind to Prospero and his daughter Miranda in The Tempest, while the devils in Dr Faustus eagerly wait for the day that Faustus would join them in Hell. In both plays, the supernatural provides recurrent waves of sounds and feelings, lending special atmospheric qualities to The Tempest and Dr Faustus....   [tags: Marlowe’s Tragical History of Dr. Faustus]

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A Comparison of Love in Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest

- The Phenomenon of Love in Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest       We know from the very opening scene of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet's love will end in tragedy. We may wonder why Miranda and Ferdinand in The Tempest do not end up with the same fate as Romeo and Juliet. Both couples are from opposing political families. Both couples are enraptured with their lovers. Why then does Romeo and Juliet end with their death's and the Tempest end with Miranda and Ferdinand's marriage plan....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Lost Illusions, Bitter Wisdom and Fragile Hope in The Tempest

- Lost Illusions, Bitter Wisdom and Fragile Hope in The Tempest    Is Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest, a drama of lost illusions, bitter wisdom and fragile hope. Before this question can be considered, one first has to interpret these terms. Perhaps "bitter wisdom" and "fragile hope" are fairly simple concepts to understand, "lost illusions" is somewhat less clear, particularly in the case of The Tempest.   There are three main interpretations of "lost illusions" that could be made. The first is that of a revelation of the mind; the discarding of an 'illusion' to reveal the truth of one's feelings....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Portrayal of Utopia in The Tempest by William Shakespeare

- Utopia in The Tempest In The Tempest, Shakespeare allows the audience to appreciate the possibilities of utopian society, the good, and bad, so that they can understand the problems that the pursuit of a utopian environment may cause. The Tempest is a window into the dimensions of utopian societies. Shakespeare's play portrays the good and the evil sides of the perfect life. While his characters take on the role of the leaders of the utopian societies, Shakespeare portrays the social questions and beliefs of society of how a utopian environment should be....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Christopher Columbus vs. Alvez Nunez Cabeza de Vaca

- Christopher Columbus and Alvez Nunez Cabeza de Vaca were both explorers for Spain, but under different rulers and different times. The more famous, Christopher Columbus, came before de Vaca’s time. Columbus sailed a series of four voyages between 1492 and 1504 in search for a route to Asia which led accidentally to his discovery of new land inhabited with Indians. Christopher sailed under the Spanish monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella for his journey to the “Indies,” whom he was loyal to by claiming everything in their name....   [tags: American History Compare Contrast]

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The Dictatorial Prospero of Shakespeare's The Tempest

- The Dictatorial Prospero of The Tempest        Motivation often propels people to achieve high goals. Sometimes, however, motivation is too strong a tool and can manifest into selfish desires. The exploitation of the weak invariably results from the strong abusing their power, especially in a political setting. In William Shakespeare's ‘The Tempest’, Prospero is displayed as a tyrannical character who spawns a disastrous storm as part of a grand scheme to regain his title of Duke of Milan. His subsequent treatment of each character in the play, even his beloved daughter are purely based on his self-centered motives....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Imperfect Comic Resolution in The Tempest

- Imperfect Comic Resolution in The Tempest     The Tempest is one of Shakespeare's late comedies, in which the typical comic conventions are blended with darker elements of tragedy. One of the ways this manifests itself is in the imperfect conclusion of the play. Although comic traditions such as marriage and the restoration of order are followed, not every character is disposed of perfectly.             The character in whom this is most evident is Antonio. Although Prospero forgives him for his removal of Prospero from Milan, and does not reveal his plot to kill Alonso, we receive no evidence that Antonio repents of his actions....   [tags: free essay writer]

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Prospero in William Shakespeare's The Tempest

- Prospero in William Shakespeare's The Tempest In act 1 we learn that Prospero is a very complex character with many different aspects to his presentation. The first and probably the most obvious aspect to his character is that of the magician. Some critics argue that the 4 main characters on the Island can be said to represent different attributes to humanity: Caliban represents instinct, Miranda represents love, Ariel represents spirit and Prospero represents power. Prospero's incredible magical powers contribute to this interpretation of his character....   [tags: Papers]

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The Causes of World War One

- The Causes of World War One Some people believe that the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was the primary cause of World War I, but it was just one event that triggered the conflict. Many other events and political beliefs combined to lead thirty-two nations into war. Resentments from earlier wars, advances in technology and military strength and a chain of alliances all contributed to the first "Great War" of the Twentieth Century. The United States tried to remain neutral, but it was pulled into the Great War, and changed America forever....   [tags: Papers]

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The Causes of World War I

- The Causes of World War I It has been suggested that naval rivalry was the main cause of World War One because, this was one of the most significant causes of tension between some of the most powerful countries in Europe. I strongly agree that this contributed to World War One but there are also several other factors that have to be considered such as the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the First Moroccan Crisis, the Second Moroccan Crisis, the Balkan Wars and the Arms Race....   [tags: Papers]

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Failure of the Italian Revolutions

- The failure of the Italian revolutions cannot be attributed to one reason as there are a plethora of reasons which could be cited as a main cause. The main reasons which could be argued as the most important reasons for the failure of the Italian revolts are the lack of organisation within revolutionary groups, the Austrian army’s strength, the political and military inexperience of those in power, the Pope’s abandonment of the revolution, the hesitation of Charles Albert to front the campaign of unity and Bonaparte’s intervention....   [tags: Italian History]

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Oedipus Rex and Fuente Ovejuna

- Bad things happen to good people. It’s a life lesson that’s well-illustrated in many plays. Lope de Vega’s Fuente Ovejuna and Sophocles’ Oedipus the King are two prime examples. Fuente Ovejuna features a small Spanish town of the same name which is unjustly oppressed by a man named Commander Gomez and his subordinates. Oedipus the King features Oedipus, a man doomed by a prophecy to murder his father and marry his mother. Many would argue that both plays are tragedies. Although both certainly feature strong tragic elements, thoroughly examining the final condition of the protagonists, society’s final condition, and the way fate is represented in the final scenes of each play proves Fuente Ov...   [tags: Greek Literature]

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Francisco Goya, Life Of An Art

- Jose de Goya y Lucientes was born on March 30, in the year 1746, in Fuendetodos, a small village in northern Spain. At the age of fourteen he became an apprentice for a local artist, Jose Luzan. Later he traveled to Madrid where he took interest in the last of the great Venetian painters. After attempting and failing to enroll in the Royal Academy of San Fernando, Goya then traveled to Rome, Italy. Then on to Sagossa in 1771 where he painted fresco in several local churches, establishing a reputation....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ethical Dilemmas in Psychology

- Francis Bacon helped to pioneer the new science steering people away from Aristotelian teachings. He helped to bring the scientific method to a place of learning from observation and experimentation. He felt that science should be judged by the usefulness of the results (Greenwood, 2009). Bacon projected that many great things might come out of this empirical approach, but what has ensued in the centuries that followed, Bacon and others might not have predicted. Since Bacon and others pushed for a more empirical approach, numerous discoveries have been made....   [tags: Psychology ]

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Military Applications of GPS

- The Global Positioning System (GPS) provides numerous benefits to people across the globe. Vehicle manufacturers use the system for navigation in their cars, cell-phones use GPS to triangulate the user’s location, and certain applications use the system to track workouts. There are, however, numerous military applications for GPS. Aircraft use it for guidance, naval vessels use it to traverse the ocean, soldiers track each other on the ground with it, and guided bombs use it to strike within feet of their target....   [tags: Technology, Global Positioning]

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My Failure to Launch

- My Failure to Launch A child like no other, I dreamed. I hungrily took Disney's words to heart as my wandering imagination found solace inside the world of fantasy. To my delight, the tales of princesses, wizards, and dwarfs opened up a world of possibilities and promised me the sky as my only limit. My imagination became a foundation upon which my life rested. After my first glimpse into Peter Pan and Wendy's wingless flight, I grasped an opportunity to challenge the sky. Inquisitive and stubborn, I set out to prove what every seven-year-old held dear in heart as I ventured a flight powered by faith, trust, and a little pixie dust....   [tags: imagination, fly, fall]

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The Renaissance in England

- Renaissance in England The word Renaissance is simply defined as “rebirth”. The total Renaissance movement was “felt in art, literature, science, music, politics, religion and other intellectual” aspects (Wikipedia, Renaissance). The movement started in Italy in the late decades of the 1300s and spread throughout Europe over the next two and half centuries. The “term “Renaissance” was first used by the French historian Jules Michelet in 1858. The term stuck because it best described the period of transition between the medieval epoch in Europe and the beginning of the modern age” (Johnson 3)....   [tags: invention, printed materials, music, art]

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Causes of the First World War

- Causes of the First World War “The real reason for the whole thing was that it was just too much trouble not to have a war,” captain Blackadder pointed out. Europe was building up tensions at that stage and all the central powers were getting ready incase of a war. But the war couldn’t have break out just because of this, something or someone must have sparked off the war. The war started at such a short time, at first millions of people wanted to join in the army and thought it was the time for them to have an exciting adventure....   [tags: Papers]

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King Carol II

- King Carol II The country I chose for my internet project is Romania and the subject dealt with is the reign of King Carol II. In all my findings in the different web sites searched they all portrayed him as the most disputed among the four Kings of Romania. Although not a particularly good leader for Romania he played a very important part in Romania's history during a very turbulent time period. His controversial reign ultimately gave rise to a personal, corporatist dictatorship. Much of his life was caught in turmoil and his domestic life was a constant source of scandal....   [tags: Papers]

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God Through It All

- The title The Tempest is not just a play about a storm in the aspect of weather, but rather the tempest is a symbol of the combination of events occurring throughout the whole play. The tempest began as a symbol of the making of a storm but however symbolized Prospero’s betrayal, his act to get justice, power, and the arrangement of love between Miranda and Ferdinand. Through the events of betrayal, justice, power, love, and belief; Prospero can be seen as a symbol of the Christian God and Christ....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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The Tempest and Antigone

- In William Shakespeare’s The Tempest and in Sophocles’ Antigone, both authors explore and illustrate the differences between “human law” and “higher law”. The two authors have different opinions about those laws. In The Tempest, Prospero uses his magic to manipulate various characters, and he often uses his magic to follow the plot of the story by his own way. Prospero uses his magic for total control over the people on the island where he lives. In Antigone, Creon, the King of Thebes, uses his title to manipulate others that kills Haemon and Antigone....   [tags: Comparative, Shakespeare, Sophocles]

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The Age of Exploration

- “Tell me, what do you see?” asked Columbus, shooting a glance out of a window. Sánchez pausing to look then answered, “I see rooftops, I see palaces, I see towers, I see spires that reach... to the sky. I see civilisation. ” However, some might ask, “What is civilisation?” or on a larger scale, “What is world civilisation?” Well in my opinion, world civilisation has to do with the togetherness of a country to achieve advanced development. And even though the Caribbean region was the victimized party of a forced agreement, it was in fact part of world civilisation by 1492 considering Columbus discovery of the Caribbean region and the European colonization of the Americas....   [tags: Columbus, Caribbean, Moorish Enlightenment]

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Cristóbal Colón (Christopher Columbus)

- Monday, October 12 is Columbus Day. A day spent by our great nation at malls all across America, where immense deals are being held and prices are being slashed. The reason’s for these sales are obsolete and are merely there to justify making a profit on a Pseudo Holiday. I believe that most individuals have no idea why Columbus Day is celebrated. Honestly, I have no clue as to why Columbus Day became a holiday in the first place. Is it because he was the first european to discover America....   [tags: Genocide, Discovery of America]

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Deception in The Tempest

-   The passage below is found in the opening act of one of Shakespeare's most illusive plays of control and manipulation. The word "deception" is defined as "the act of misleading" or "to trick, cheat, lie, and mislead". From this definition, it is obvious that deception is normally perceived to be evil and results in the harm of others mentally and physically. It leads to broken hearts, untold truths, or even unpunished murder. However, in Shakespeare's The Tempest, deception is used as a virtuous art to manipulate an unjust situation and rectify it....   [tags: Prospero's Deceptive Nature]

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Spain: Then and Now

- The Mediterranean peoples were aware of Spain from very early times. Civilization in Spain actually dates back to the Stone Age. There were many people who inhabited Spain most notably the Basques. Later the Carthaginians settled on the east coast and in the Balearic Islands, where Greek colonies also sprang up. In the 3d century BC, the Carthaginians under Hamilcar Barca began to conquer most of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearics and established Cartagena as capital. In the Punic war the Roman army defeats Hannibal and the Carthaginian Empire is inhibited....   [tags: European History]

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The Importance of Journeys

- The Importance of Journeys A thorough study of journeys reveals that a journey is much more than just movement from one place to another. Journeys are about learning and growth, and they have the potential to teach people about themselves and the society in which they live. An Imaginative Journey is one in which the individual doesn't in fact have to go anywhere in the physical sense. The physical journey is replaced by an expedition that is fuelled by the human capacity to imagine....   [tags: Papers]

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Compaison Of Any Two Search En

- Comparison of any two Search Engines (e.g. Yahoo, Magellan, AltaVista, Infoseek, Lycos, Bigfoot… ) The single, most frequent piece of search advice for using Web search engines is to always search more than one engine to answer your question. No two engines are the same-each offers a unique set of features and indexes or crawls the Web differently. It’s no surprise the results vary. Good searchers triangulate output from several engines to acheive relevent results. The emergence of meta search engines is a credible antitode to the time-consuming practice of sequential search engine searches....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Exploring Basilicas and Churches in Rome

- Exploring Basilicas and Churches in Rome Rome is the home of one of the largest cathedrals in the world, St. Peter's; however, it is also the home of many other beautiful churches and basilicas. Some of these include basilicas such as: Santa Maria Maggiore, St. Giovanni in Lateran, and St. Peter in Chains and churches like St. Peter Outside the Walls and San Giuseppe del Falegnami/ Mamertine Prison. These churches and basilicas through their history, art, architecture, and relics or tombs of saints create a rich and intriguing history of ancient Rome....   [tags: Religion]

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The First World War (WWI)

- World War 1 World War 1 was called “The Great War”, “The war to end all wars”, and “The first modern war”. It had many causes and a few repercussions and I will describe them in detail. The most widely known reason for the start of World War1 was the assassination of the Arch Duke Ferdinad of Austria-Hungary in the Serbian capital of Sarajevo. The ArchDuke was there to talk to the Serbian leaders about peace in the Balkan Peninsula. After a Serbian was arrested for the assassination Austria-Hungary pulled out of the peace talks and declared war on Serbia....   [tags: World War 1 I One]

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Dolphin Foraging Techniques

- Bottlenose dolphins are known to use sea sponges as tools when foraging for food in the ocean. This behavior is referred to as “sponging”. “Sponging” refers to when these particular dolphins put a sea sponge over their rostrum (snout area) and use it to help collect food. Different explanations have been given as to why Bottlenose Dolphins engage in this behavior. It has been perceived that young dolphins learn this behavior from their mothers. Researchers are also exploring the option that a differentiation in diving skills exists between dolphins caused by variation in the mitochondrial genes processing of proteins that are involved in the creation of the Bottlenose Dolphins’ respiratory s...   [tags: Animal Research ]

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Creation vs. Evolution

- Today many scientists would have people to believe that evolution is the only reasonable explanation of the universe. Scientists, like Stephen Hawking, claim that they have proved that evolution is the correct answer to the origins of life and the universe, yet evolution is still a theory. This problem occurs because evolution is not the only answer. In fact, the creation theory offers a more feasible answer to the origins of the universe than the evolution theory does. Creation has the backings of the Bible, an extraordinarily credible book; where evolution provides a theory with many holes in it....   [tags: Theology]

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Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo

- The film, Vertigo (1958) directed by Alfred Hitchcock, is classified as a genre combination of mystery, romance, suspense and thriller about psychological obsession and murder. Filmed on location in San Francisco and on the Paramount lot in Hollywood, California in 1957, the cultural features of the late 1950’s America were depicted in the films mise en scène by costume and set designs current for that time period. The film was produced at the end of the golden age of Hollywood when the studio system was still in place....   [tags: Vertigo Film Analysis]

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Naval Technology: 1450-1750

-   The Early Modern Era saw great change in the field of naval technology. Exploration and the desire to expand trade fueled the development of new, more effective naval vessels. These vessels, in turn, contributed to the growth of worldwide trade and interconnection that marked the period.   In 1453 the Ottomans took control of Constantinople, and effectively cut off direct European trade to East Asia. Because of this, in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, exploration in search of alternative routes became a key focus of Western European nations....   [tags: effective naval vessels, ships]

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The Stranger (The Outsider), Nausea, and Death on the Installment Plan

- The Stranger (The Outsider), Nausea, and Death on the Installment Plan        The Stranger, by Albert Camus, Nausea, by Jean-Paul Sartre, and Death on the Installment Plan, by Louis-Ferdinand Celine, all contrast themselves with internal texts that fail to represent the world competently. The Stranger includes the prosecutor's narrative of the murders as an incompetent text by refusing to support the motives he assigns. It contrasts itself with the prosecutor's narrative in view of the excessive language of the prosecutor versus the simple reporting of Meursault....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Exploring Shakespeare's Presentation of the Theme of Power in The Tempest

- Exploring Shakespeare's Presentation of the Theme of Power in The Tempest In 'The Tempest', power manifests itself in many different forms. Three of the main types of power that Shakespeare explores are the power of love, the power of magic and illusion and the power of a master over his slave. He presents these forms of power in a number of ways. In 'The Tempest' Prospero appears to hold the majority of the power. He maintains his control over other characters in various ways, for example he uses the power of love to influence his daughter Miranda....   [tags: Papers Shakespeare Tempest Essays]

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Europe after the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter Reformation

- Europe after the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter Reformation The period immediately following the Protestant reformation and the Catholic counter reformation, was full of conflict and war. The entire continent of Europe and all of it's classes of society were affected by the destruction and flaring tempers of the period. In the Netherlands, the Protestants and the Catholics were at eachother’s throats. In France it was the Guise family versus the Bourbons. In Bohemia, the religious and political structures caused total havoc for over thirty years; and in England, the Presbyterians thought that the English Anglican Church too closely resembled the Roman Catholic Church....   [tags: Papers]

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Essay on Shakespeare's The Tempest - Prospero and Shakespeare

- The Tempest, Prospero and Shakespeare There can be no doubt that The Tempest contains numerous references to the theater, and while many of Shakespeare's plays make reference to the dramatic arts and their analogy to real life (e.g., "all the world's a stage"), it is in this, his last play, that the Bard most explicitly acknowledges that the audience is viewing a show. Thus, in the play's final scene (Act I, scene i., ll.148ff), Prospero tells his prospective son-in-law Ferdinand that the revels at hand are almost at an end, that the actors are about to retire, and that the "insubstantial pageant" of which he has been a part has reached its conclusion....   [tags: free essay writer]

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Shakespeare's The Tempest - Is Prospero Good or Evil?

- Tempest:  Is Prospero Good or Evil?     To be able to answer this question we must first understand why Prospero can be seen as good or evil. It is fair to say that Prospero is a main protagonist to the plot of Shakespeare’s Tempest. It is due to Prospero's role as a key figure in the play that has put him under so much scrutiny. Many different Shakespearean critics have their own view of Prospero and those that read or see the play also have their own opinion of the way in which Prospero may be seen....   [tags: Shakespeare Tempest]

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Exploring Why a Murder Lead to War in 1914

- Exploring Why a Murder Lead to War in 1914 Franz Ferdinand, Archbishop of Austria, and his wife Sophie were murdered in 1914. This event set off a sequence of consequences which ended up in the beginning of World War l. Franz and his wife were shot by a Serb called Gavrilo Princep in Sarajevo. It was this act which gave Austria-Hungary the motive for going to war with Serbia. On the 28th of July 1914 an incident happened in Sarajevo which, some people say could have triggered the war off....   [tags: Papers]

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Prominence of Desire and Loss in Romantic Literature

- The Prominence of Desire and Loss in Romantic Literature Romanticism is defined as “a sweeping but indispensable modern term applied to the profound shift in Western attitudes to art and human creativity that dominated much of European culture in the first half of the 19th century, and that has shaped most subsequent developments in literature--even those reacting against it” (Baldick). Though the time period that American Romanticism spans is rather vast and many of the literary works that spark out of this movement are unique in themselves, various unifying elements are present in these texts that categorize them as Romantic works....   [tags: Romanticism Romantic Literature]

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