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The Weak Enforcement Mechanism of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

- The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, hereafter referred to as ‘CRC’, is the most inclusive legal document devoted to the promotion and protection of children’s rights. Upon ratification, State Parties are supposed to be bound to the CRC through international law. However, as Cynthia Price Cohen (one of the drafters of the CRC) identifies, the CRC ‘does not lay down specific rules with sanctions for noncompliance’. Thus, it is imperative that the CRC have enforcement mechanisms in place to ensure implementation....   [tags: parameters, interpretation, legislation]

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M/S Sanofi Pasteur Hoding Sa Versus The Department of Revenue Ministry of Finance

- M/S. SANOFI PASTEUR HOLDING SA V. THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE MINISTRY OF FINANCE FACTS OF THE CASE In the year 2009, Sanofi Pasteur Holding (hereinafter “Sanofi”) had purchased 80.37 % of share capital of a French company, ShanH, from another French company called Merieux Alliance (hereinafter “Merieux”). The remainder of share capital, i.e. 19.67% was purchased from Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault (hereinafter “GIMD”). GIMD was also a company that was incorporated under French Law. At the time of purchase, ShanH held 82.5% of the share capital of Shantha Biotechnics Limited (hereinafter “SBL”), a company having its registered office in Hyderabad and incorporated under the Companies Act,...   [tags: france, interpretation of tax treaties]

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Held Captive by Indians in The Unredeemed Captive by John Demos

- ... From this vantage point, they observed the villagers as they prepared for the night. There were rumors accumulating but by 1704 there were so many over a long period of time that everybody just ignored but still took precaution. Since they had been alerted to the possibility of a raid, they all took refuge within the palisade, and a guard was posted. The raid occurred in winter which was atypical. There was a couple feet of snow on the ground. The Indians would have to walk nearly 300 miles to get to Deerfield and return back with captives....   [tags: raid, journey, interpretation]

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Analysis of Shakespeare's The Tempest - A Jungian Interpretation

- A Jungian Interpretation of the Tempest   Shakespeare’s Tempest lends itself to many different levels of meaning and interpretation. The play can be seen on a realistic plane as a tale of political power and social responsibility. It can be seen as allegory examining the growth of the human spirit. The Tempest investigates marriage, love, culture. It is symbolic of man’s rational higher instincts verses his animal natural tendencies. This is a play of repentance, power, revenge and fate that can also be seen as fantasy, dream, imagination, metaphor or magic....   [tags: Shakespeare The Tempest]

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Free Hamlet Essays: Interpretation of Hamlet

- Keys to Interpretation of Hamlet William Shakespeare's Hamlet is, at heart, a play about suicide. Though it is surrounded by a fairly standard revenge plot, the play's core is an intense psychodrama about a prince gone mad from the pressures of his station and his unrequited love for Ophelia. He longs for the ultimate release of killing himself - but why. In this respect, Hamlet is equivocal - he gives several different motives depending on the situation. But we learn to trust his soliloquies - his thoughts - more than his actions....   [tags: The Tragedy of Hamlet Essays]

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Interpretation of Dreams: Freud Vs. Jung

- Interpretation of Dreams: Freud Vs. Jung Works Cited Not Included Many philosophers, psychiatrists, and doctors have tried to explain the role of the unconscious, mostly through interpreting dreams; two who lead the way in the field of dream interpretation were Sigmund Freud and his most famous pupil, Carl Jung. By reviewing these men's views we can come to a better understanding of the role of the unconscious. Both Freud and Jung believe in the existence of a conscious and unconscious mind. To better understand the difference between the two psychologists often use the analogy of an iceberg....   [tags: Philosophy Psychology Freud Essays]

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An Interpretation of Dudley Randall's To the Mercy Killers

- An Interpretation of Dudley Randall's To the Mercy Killers In order to appreciate a poem properly, care must be taken to analyze and understand many different facets of the work. Poems are often very complex and require a great deal of thought in order to arrive at the intended meaning. At the very least, three particular items of information must be uncovered during the reading of poetry. An experienced reader of poetry will always determine the identity of the speaker, the occasion of the speech, and the central idea of the poem....   [tags: Randall To the Mercy Killers Essays]

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Our Conversation About the Bible

- ... Levitical codes.) Christ is the perfection of God as a human being. The Bible is penultimate. But Christ is supreme. The Bible is not the object of our worship. Christ is. The difference is not trivial. Biblicism is a rival faith to Christianity. Furthermore, Biblicism is often a clever way of avoiding the witness of Christ to maintain the status quo. The highest view of Scripture is not the one that seeks to make an idol of the Bible (biblicism), but the one that allows the biblical text to exalt Christ as the living Word over all creation....   [tags: scripture, interpretation, chistian]

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What It Takes To Follow Jesus Christ

- “How can I follow Christ?” A question asked often. Since the time of Jesus, people have been drawn to him. These people glare at scripture for direction. Often, they become misguided and will abandon scripture’s special revelation. This exegetical paper will discover the constant power of scripture. The saying of Jesus within Matthew 16:24-28 will be studied. The literary and historical contexts of the passage will be deduced. Finally, exegesis on all five verses will be done. How does one follow Christ....   [tags: Interpretation Confusion, Literary Context]

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Shakespeare's Interpretation of Women in "Measure for Measure"

- Shakespeare's interpretation of women in Measure for Measure very much reflects society's opinion of women at the time, which was that men have more freedom and should be given more respect that women. The society of the time was a patriarchal one, where a male God was the ultimate leader, and below him came the king, then the nobles. However, although the society gave men more rights than women, Measure for Measure demonstrates that they also had more responsibilities. This is shown through the situation with Claudio and Juliet, as although they are both equally to blame for Juliet's pregnancy, it is Claudio facing the death penalty....   [tags: European Literature]

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Roman Polanski's Interpretation of the Witches in Macbeth

- Roman Polanski's Interpretation of the Witches in Macbeth When comparing Roman Polanski's version of Macbeth with the original text written by William Shakespeare we can see that his work is in keeping with Shakespeare's to a an extent however Polanski adds innovations to show of the more natural side of the witches which is more realistic to the modern audience. Although William Shakespeare wrote the play circa 1603 (for king James) the play is set in the Dark Age Scotland....   [tags: Papers]

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Incorrect Interpretation of the USA Patriot Act

- Incorrect Interpretation of the USA Patriot Act The USA Patriot Act is a legitimate law. It was rightly passed in light of the terrorist attacks on American ground. Americans have a right to be concerned about terrorism. However, the fear of the terrorists should not make Americans give up their way of life. Americans should not be forced to sacrifice what our country is proud of, including democracy and freedom of expression. In the case of the University of California San Diego (UCSD) administration banning the link to the terrorist website, the USA Patriot Act was interpreted incorrectly....   [tags: Politics]

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Dream Interpretation of the Film Lost Highway

- Dream Interpretation of the Film "Lost Highway" Cop: Do you own a video camera. Renee: No. Fred hates them. Fred: I like to remember things my own way. Cop: What do you mean by that. Fred: How I remembered them. Not necessarily the way they happened. A dream can mean everything, or it can mean nothing. According to Freud, if we take its contents seriously, it has the potential to reveal things about ourselves that we scarcely believe could be true. But often the fragmented oddness of such a vision damages its credibility, and one is left wondering how something so disjointed could contain insight of any value....   [tags: Lost Highway Movie Films Dreams Essays Papers]

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The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

- ... The Countess makes attempts to ensure the girl dies; representing her desperation not to be seen as ‘an older model’. She also realises that the rose bites “”It bites!” She said.” Carter (1995, page 62); that the price of being a man's object is the pain of unrealistic levels of beauty and a loss of her personal identity. Carter is clearly pointing out the objectification and subjugation of women through the theme of pornography. In "The Snow Child," the girl is a mere pornographic image, a mental embodiment of naked attractiveness desired by the Count....   [tags: bluebeard, interpretation, transformation]

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Gender Roles within Puss in Boots

- Angela Carter utilizes her interpretation of “Puss in Boots” to convey a notion pertaining to gender roles within society; notions particularly pertaining to women’s place in the eyes of the populace. Through the character dynamic, and the perception of Puss, Carter is able to impress her ideas pertaining to women’s role within society upon the reader in a commendable manner. The first vestige of gender role analysis is prevalent in the names of the male characters: Puss in Boots, Signor Panteleone, and Master....   [tags: Angela Carter's interpretation]

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Roger Ballen: Darkness in Photography

- ... The grief captured within the composition is represented by the boy that seems to be trapped in the wires and the spectator does not know whether he is ultimately trapped or has a chance of escape, since his distorted limbs make it unclear whether he is still with us or not. In addition with the pair of industrial scissors in the corner of the frame, it indicates regardless of the answer to the aforementioned that the boy’s escape is out of reach. (Rafferty 2010: Like with a lot of Roger’s work, one can identify with the agony and darkness it represents, you feel the gri...   [tags: art, interpretation, caption]

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Historical Interpretation of Economic-Social Change

- Historical Interpretation of Economic-Social Change The problem when looking at historical interpretations of economic-social change is that it is very difficult for the historian to comment without any of his or her personal political bias, it is for this reason that both sides of the standard of living debate must be looked at side by side. Historians commenting on the standard of living debate can be classified into two categories, the 'pessimists' who believe that the conditions for the working classes deteriorated, and the 'optimists' who hold the view that conditions improved with industrialisation....   [tags: Papers]

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Understanding, Creating and Implementing Contracts

- This week we learned about conditions, drafting contracts, remedies, damages, and contract interpretation. “A condition is a contract clause which modifies the basic agreement between the parties” (D. Greaves, Week 5 lecture, Page 2). There are two types of conditions; precedent and subsequent. Condition precedent modifies the agreement before it’s an agreement. Condition subsequent modifies the agreement after the agreement is completed. Conditions can also be express or implied. Express simply means that it was put in writing and implied means it is assumed to be included....   [tags: Drafting, Interpretation, Remedies]

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Ghost Dances, by Christopher Bruce

- The work ‘Ghost Dances’ by Christopher Bruce was viewed on 26th August, 2011 to the Year 12 Dance class. The individual interpretation of the social/political or world issue/ comment the piece is attempting to make. Using direct examples from the performance, the use the choreographer has made of the movement and the non-movement components have been identified. Also the effectiveness of this piece has been evaluated. After Christopher Bruce received a letter from a widow of a Chilean folk singer who had been murdered the very inspirational and symbolic ‘Ghost Dances’ work came about....   [tags: Interpretation, Motivation, Breakdown]

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Community for Justice A Communitarian Critique of Traditional Liberal Theory

- Communitarians cannot accept liberal theory. It fails to pay mind to the essence of what makes human beings function as social creatures. And while it continues to stray from its beginnings it can no longer satisfy what is necessary for an acceptable political theory. Communitarians view this distance from the original theory their main objection to liberal theory. Instead an ideal communitarian theory would involve “a more contextual and community-sensitive approach” (209). The classical liberal theory is considered by many to be highly ahistorical, this point of view is held especially by those considered communitarians....   [tags: Communitarianism, liberal, fascism]

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On The Uses of a Liberal Education: As a Weapon In the Hands of the Restless Poor

- In the 1997 article, “On The Uses of a Liberal Education: As a Weapon In the Hands of the Restless Poor,” published by Harper’s Magazine, the social critic Earl Shorris described how political power could be achieved by a rather non-vocational educational discipline, the humanities. He emphasizes on how the knowledge of a liberal Education can be used as a form of weapon within the lives for the poor. Shorris wanted to explore on poverty in America and write a book based on opinions on what keeps people poor....   [tags: liberal education, poverty, humanities]

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Literay Analysis of "The Necklace"

- Greed has been taking over human beings since there was the human civilization. It is one of the main reasons our world is like it is today. Many of the past problems were caused by the humans nature of greed. Guy De Maupassant, the author of "The Necklace", perfectly shows how greed can lead to bad outcomes in the short story. Guy De Maupassant, one of the fathers of the short story, was born on August 5th 1850. A quote representing the legacy of Maupassant "French writer of short stories an novels of the naturalists school who is by general agreement the greatest french short story writers"(Bennet)....   [tags: Guy de Maupassant, Greed, Literary Themes]

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Troublemaking Interpretations of Horation Ode

- Troublemaking Interpretations of Horation Ode         There exists debate of how one is to read Marvell's "Horation Ode," One of the most unexamined issues in the three essays, yet one which seems to be a presupposition for most of the argumentation that goes on between both parties, is Brooks's careful caveat early in his essay that his project is not to "reveal triumphantly that what it [Marvell's poem] really says is something quite opposed to what we have supposed it to be saying" ("Ode" 323)....   [tags: Horation Ode]

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Nonoriginalist Adjudication

- Nonoriginalist Adjudication: A Troubling Approach to Constitutional Interpretation In the 1980 law review, “The Misconceived Quest for the Original Understanding”, Paul Brest challenges traditional approaches to Constitutional interpretation by proposing non-originalist adjudication, a method that “accords the text and original history of the Constitution presumptive weight, but does not treat them as authoritative or binding” (p. 70). This method directly conflicts with originalism, the method of interpretation supported by Antonin Scalia, but generally agrees with semantic intentionalism, the approach proposed by Ronald Dworkin....   [tags: Constitutional Interpretation ]

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Freud's Psychoanalysis of the Interpretations of Dreams

- Dreams have been objects of boundless fascination and mystery for humankind since the beginning of time. These nocturnal vivid images seem to arise from some source other than our ordinary conscious mind. They contain a mixture of elements from our own personal identity, which we recognize as familiar along with a quality of `others' in the dream images that carries a sense of the strange and eerie. The bizarre and nonsensical characters and plots in dreams point to deeper meanings and contain rational and insightful comments on our waking situations and emotional experiences....   [tags: Freudian Psychology Essays]

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Interpretations of the New Deal

- Interpretations of the New Deal The two statements show two very different interpretations of the New Deal. Interpretation I is very much in favour of the New Deal, where as interpretation II is not. I will use source based information and my background knowledge to back up both of these statements and then make a conclusion based on the evidence. Interpretation I gives much of the credit from the recovery to the New Deal, saying that "It gave them the confidence to lift the United States out of the depression"....   [tags: Papers]

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Misleading Interpretation of Southern Society in Mark Twain's Novel, Pudd’nhead Wilson

- Mark Twain’s Pudd’nhead Wilson has always been considered a great American novel. However, upon its publication, Martha McCulloch Williams wrote a letter describing the inaccuracy of the book. She believed that Twain falsely depicted the Southern people throughout the story and used inaccurate facts about their society. Williams’ main piece of evidence is her own observations. She was a wealthy white woman, whose family owned a plantation and she fully experienced southern society. She was also a highly educated and intellectual individual whose observations can be assumed accurate....   [tags: Pudd’nhead Wilson]

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Julie Taymore´s Film Interpretation of The Tempest by William Shakespeare

- ... But looking at Shakespeare work females did play both supporting and central characters. Is this answer the question that Shakespeare might have considered the idea that Julie Taymore used for her interpre-tation of “The Tempest” I think that the switch of roles from the original play in the mov-ie makes a big difference in my view. Reading the original piece I get the imagination of every character other then Miranda and Aerial being a self-center manipulative mescaline male egger for power or control of another....   [tags: Sexism, Gender, Power]

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A Range of Interpretations of Shakespeare's Hamlet

- Hamlet:  Range of Interpretations               Comments on John Russell Brown’s  Multiplicity of Meaning in the Last Moments of Hamlet   Though I am in almost complete agreement with John Russell Brown's close reading of Hamlet's dying words and with his contention that "Shakespeare chose, very positively, to provide a multiplicity of meanings at this crucial point" (30), I wonder whether his analysis, helpful as it is for an understanding of the text in the study, is equally valid in the theatre....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Hamlet]

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Interpretations of the Origins of WWII

- Interpretations of the Origins of WWII World War Two began on September 1st, 1939, with the German invasion of Poland, and the French and British declarations of war on Germany two days later. From even before this official beginning to the war, people have continually tried to analyze what actually brought about the most destructive war in history, with many different interpretations having been put forward. Richard Overy's argument is a complex one, involving a look at each of the major countries that entered the war from Germany in 1939, to the U.S....   [tags: Papers]

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Critical Interpretations of The Cask of Amontillado

- "The Cask of Amontillado": Critical Interpretations Among Poe's most intriguing tales is "The Cask of Amontillado," first published in Godey's Lady's Book in November of 1847. A surface reading of that story reveals only a simple description by Montresor (the narrator) of how he kills another man who was called, ironically, Fortunato. Montresor exploits Fortunato's vanity concerning the connoiseurship of wine; specifically, Montresor pretends to want a wine cask of Amontillado verified as genuine....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Contrary Interpretations of The Yellow Wallpaper

- Contrary Interpretations of The Yellow Wallpaper    “The Yellow Wallpaper” was first published in New England Magazine in 1892.  Charlotte Perkins Gilman, an advocate for the advancement of women, authored the short story.  She intended the piece to bring to light the inherent ineptitude of the Weir Mitchell “rest cure.”  Though this subject is addressed, many other pertinent topics are broached, ever so subtly.  Other themes in the book include the role of women in a society dominated by men, the role of the mother, and how oppression can affect the mind of a creative individual.  These themes, however, can be altered merely by how the tale is edited.  I intend to point out some of the...   [tags: The Yellow Wallpaper Essays]

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Are All Interpretations Possible?

- Are All Interpretations Possible. ABSTRACT: Two fundamental criticisms made by traditional hermeneutics against philosophical hermeneutics are that the latter deny the possibility of objectively true interpretation, as well as assert that all interpretations are possible on the basis that they cannot be measured. In my paper, I argue that the first criticism is well-founded, while the second is not. I contend that interpretations can be decided according to two relational criteria: (i) which interpretation has a more comprehensive horizon; and (ii) which one is derivable from the other....   [tags: Philosophy Essays]

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The Many Possible Interpretations of Hamlet

- The Many Possible Interpretations of Hamlet                 Towards the close of the play, Hamlet has a short exchange alone with Horatio, which seems intended to "set up" the final encounter with Laertes, the Queen, Claudius, and the whole Court, and to make absolutely clear the nature of his own involvement. The passage exists in two good versions; the second Quarto of 1604, and the Folio of 1623, which is now thought to represent Shakespeare's revision of the earlier version.11 This second text adds fourteen lines in which Hamlet seeks to justify, as "perfect conscience," his determination to kill Claudius with his own "arm"--or rather to "quit" him, which implies repaying as well.12...   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Hamlet]

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Rousseau, Hobbes, and Locke : Interpretations of Human Nature

- Through time people have always wondered what it is that makes us who we are. It has been our human nature that has kept us intrigued with ourselves, and our relationships with others. With this curiosity came various interpretations as to our human nature, each changing the way we see the societal world we live in. With each interpretation came a new understanding of people and the relationship they hold with each other. Human nature has been one of the most studied elements of the world we live in....   [tags: Rousseau, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke]

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Historical Interpretations of Bloody Sunday

- Historical Interpretations of Bloody Sunday There are lots of different views on Bloody Sunday about what actually happened on the 30th of January 1972. The arguments are all down to who shot first, the British Army or the IRA. The result of the shooting was that thirteen innocent people were killed. An inquiry was carried out by Lord Widgery, he criticised the shooting by the troops but the report accepted that the army was fired upon. This report did not please everyone and people thought that it was a cover up of what really happened....   [tags: Papers]

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Modern Art

- What is the first thing you think of when modern art is mentioned. Random paints splotched on a blank canvas. While this is a perfect example of modern art, there is more to it than just random paintings: the artist has a goal. Unfortunately, a stereotype has been linked to modern art that there really is no art involved. I was a skeptic myself until we began learning about it during class, and when I experienced by first piece of modern art that really moved me: "Bucolic Landscaping," created by Heinrich Campendonk....   [tags: Contrasts, Interpretation]

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Preserving the uniqueness of local cultures in their modern design interpretations.

- As time progresses, the modern day society and cultures are slowly integrating into "a world that is increasingly becoming one global economically and technologically interdependent whole, where universal mobility is taking architects and architecture across borders and through continents at an unprecedented speed." (Tzonis and Lefaivre, 484) The universalizing of culture is in some ways an advancement for humanity, however global integration is threatening to subtly disintegrate the stylistic innovation in architecture as the universal styles and cultures takes over....   [tags: Architecture, Culture]

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The Current Interpretations of Newstead

- The Current Interpretations of Newstead Newstead Abbey has an extensive and diverse history, dating back to the 12th Century when it was built as a priory for Augustinian monks. Over the last nine hundred years, Newstead has been the possession of several different families, home to the famous poet Lord Byron, and most recently a tourist attraction. The house is presented, as it would have looked like in 1871, when the Webb family was residing there. The Webb family lived in the house for seventy years, after which it was donated to Nottinghamshire County Council and was opened to the public....   [tags: Papers]

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Interpretations and Meaning of Love

- Interpretations and Meaning of Love In this essay I will be writing about Love. I will be describing what love is and I will also give the Greek interpretations of love. I will state what the Bible says about love and what connections that has to racism and prejudice. I will summarise and give my opinion on love. Love is when you take away the feeling the passion and the romance for a person and find out you still care for that person. The word love is used to describe a variety of things but they all fall under 4 aspects of love which the Greek’s introduced....   [tags: Papers]

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Conservative and Liberal Ideologies in Regard to Health Care

- Conservatives, ideology places the values on status quo. They have difficulties accepting changes, and believe that change should be taking at a slow pace. They believe that human institutions are the product of a gradual process of experience. Conservatives believe slow changes would be more effective over a long period of time. time. They believe changing institutions and practices would affect the would affect the underlying structure. Conservatives be that it is not realistic to expect that that changes in institutions and practices would replace the existing without causing chaos....   [tags: USA, conservative, liberal, health care,]

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Reflections and Interpretations on "Digging"

- Reflections and Interpretations on "Digging" When you read poetry there are a lot of elements in the poem that you as the reader or listener have to pay close attention to in order for you to follow what is going on and what the main point of the poem may be. In the poem "Digging" by Seamus Heaney you have to look deep into the poem in order to get the true meaning. Some of the elements of the poem that you'll need to pay close attention to are symbolism, imagery, persona and setting....   [tags: Poetry]

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Analysis and Interpretations of Reed's Poem, Naming of Parts

- “Today we have naming of parts”. In the poem “Naming of parts” written by Henry Reed, the author uses subtle text to get his message across. The poem could be interpreted two ways; one way is that the poem depicts a group of military recruits receiving a lecture from their head officer on guns and how to use them. Another interpretation of this poem could be about love making, and what young men should be doing with their parts. In the spring they should be learning what to do; and enjoy them selves....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, Poem Analysis]

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Overview of Three Interpretations of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

- Samuel Beckett wrote Waiting for Godot between October 1948 and January 1949. Since its premiere in January of 1953, it has befuddled and confounded critics and audiences alike. Some find it to be a meandering piece of drivel; others believe it to be genius. Much of the strain between the two sides stems from one simple question. What does this play mean. Even within camps where Waiting for Godot is heralded, the lack of clarity and consensus brings about a tension and discussion that has lasted over sixty years....   [tags: Anti-Christian Text, Literary Analysis]

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Social Media and Its Negative Interpretations on People and Society

- Over the past few years, social media has had a significant effect on the communication, knowledge, and public reaction to assorted topics in our society today. Social media has been a great addition to our society today in helping spread news more quickly and makes us communicate more efficiently, but the negatives overshadow the positives. Specific types of social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram have been a catalyst to giving people the opportunities to expose topics and voice their opinions to the public eye....   [tags: social media, privacy, platforms]

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Interpretations through Boccaccio´s Allegory, The Decameron

- Interpretations through Boccaccio’s Allegory, the Decameron Chaos struck all-over Europe in the 14th century; no social class or individual was immune from this bizarre mysterious death. Historians estimated that this unidentifiable disease killed a total of one-third of Europe’s population by the 1350’s. Now in today’s society scientists classify the unidentifiable disease as the bubonic plague also referred to as the Black Death. During 14th century European-society, there was no logical medical knowledge; instead, people resorted to supplementary explanations, such as God punishing the sinners, or other religious groups outside of Christianity misbehaving (Black Death 1)....   [tags: death, disease, plague, tradition]

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Human Imperfection Illustrated in Frost's Poem, After Apple Picking

- The poem “After Apple Picking” by Robert Frost expresses the feelings of the narrator during and after the process of harvesting apples by showing the sustainability and ambition of human spirit. Frost’s poem is an accurate reflection of life and of human imperfection through the use of repetition, literal and figurative language and various symbols. The repeated use of the word “sleep” resonates throughout the poem and suggests that the narrator is experiencing fatigue and weariness, “I am drowsing off / I cannot rub the strangeness from my sight / Upon my way to sleep before it fell / My instep arch not only keeps the ache / [Woodchuck]’s sleep” (Frost 8-21) One interpretation of sleep is...   [tags: Poetry Analysis, poem analysis]

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Holsti’s Conceptual Interpretations of International Systems

- When exploring the relationships between nations, a number of conceptual models exist. Each model purports to explain and predict the interactions between international actors. Three of these schools of thought were initially enumerated in The Dividing Discipline: Hegemony and Diversity in International Theory. (K. J. Holsti, 1985) These schools were the “Classical Paradigm”, “Theory of Global Society”, and the “Neo-Marxist” conceptual models. This paper will explore each of Kalevi Holsti’s three schools of thought and the unique advantages and disadvantages of each....   [tags: Diplomacy]

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Intrinsic and Extrinsic

- There are intrinsic and extrinsic criticisms of novels, letters, and poems. Each method offers a different perspective on how the readers interpret each piece. Intrinsic criticism is the process of how readers summarize the main points of the piece. Extrinsic criticism is the background information such as: the time period, the author’s biography, and historical references. Any additional data gathered assists with the analysis of the literary text. Emily Dickinson’s poem The Wife will be analyzed by using these two methods of criticism....   [tags: Critique, Poem Interpretation]

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Statistical Definitions: Choosing a Sample Number, False Positives

- The study based on Shortness of Breath with Daily Activities (SOBDA): validation and responder thresholds in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Watkins, Wilcox et al. 2013) indicate that they selected 365 patients after excluding non-eligible criteria for their randomized treatment strategies. Sample size calculation was performed by considering 0.90 power, two sided significance level 0.05 and effect size 0.5 (difference between responders and non responders) based on the evaluation results (standard deviation) of the responsiveness of the SOBDA questionnaire....   [tags: data interpretation after statistical research]

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The Constructivist-Interpretative Paradigm

- The constructivist-interpretative paradigm states that reality is constructed through interactions between a researcher and the research subject. According to Smith (2008), “[s]cientific knowledge can be created by virtual experience and conversations” (p. 102). Berger directly went into the Northern communities and spoke to many people about the Pipeline project. The indigenous people interviewed stated to Berger, how the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline would personally affect them; this is an example of a micro level of analysis, which is the ontology of this paradigm....   [tags: Social Science]

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Different Interpretations Of Religion

- “Nearly everyone has some conception of religion. In fact, sometimes it appears that there are as many definitions of it as there are people” (Schmidt 9). Not only does each person have his or her own way of defining religion; each person has his or her own way of practicing religion. Studying these different practices can be difficult. There have been many people who have studied religion and through many different methods. While some people share similar findings, each person has his or her own interpretation of religion....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Reality TV: The Tearing Down of Society

- ... Although there is truth in this type of TV show, most of it is staged. Reality TV was supposed to be based off of real families and their real-life situations, “But as franchises worth millions were built on the backs of these shows, the subjects became more professional, the situations more contrived and the material more provocative” (Deggans). The evidence that is shown here is that although these shows were founded on real families, Hollywood and producers believed that they needed to raise ratings by adding unrealistic family situations....   [tags: creating false interpretation, staged scenes]

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Ivan Lapper's Interpretation of K. Kenilworth Castle

- Ivan Lapper's Interpretation of K. Kenilworth Castle In this essay, I am going to study Ivan Lapper's interpretation, and see if it is an accurate and reliable interpretation of Kenilworth castle in the thirteenth century. I am going to do this by examining sources about Kenilworth and other castles in general, and see if they help me answer the question. I am also going to be looking at the sources and seeing if they are reliable or not and why. I will then consider all of the facts and make a judgment about how accurate an interpretation Ivan Lapper's picture of Kenilworth is....   [tags: Papers]

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Unknown Powers of The Brain

- Unknown Powers of The Brain Dating back to ancient times, it has been discovered that philosophers were the first humans to ever propose and begin to dissect the theories of dream interpretation. The very first records began with Artemidorus, who created the new phenomena called dream books. Recently however, it has been proposed that Joseph expresses his thoughts on dreams within the Bible. Due to the fact that the Bible is not actually proven to be a valid source, that cannot be taken as truth....   [tags: ancient times, anatomy, dream interpretation]

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Baz Luhrmann's Interpretation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Baz Luhrmann's Interpretation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' was first performed on stage at the Globe Theatre, South London, in 1597. More recently the modern film interpretations, by Franco Zeffirelli in 1968, and Baz Luhrmann in 1997, have been viewed by thousands. 'Romeo and Juliet' is truly one of the greatest tales of all time, for it can still entertain an audience of all ages and stun them into silence, with its clever script and gripping plot....   [tags: Papers]

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Based loosely on an interpretation of the painting by Kevin Sinnott

- Based loosely on an interpretation of the painting by Kevin Sinnott called “Running Away with the Hairdresser”. The performance was based on the idea of running towards, and reaching, Earthfall Drama Essay During the week spent in the Earthfall residency, we produced a performance based loosely on an interpretation of the painting by Kevin Sinnott called “Running Away with the Hairdresser”. The performance was based on the idea of running towards, and reaching, your dreams and ideas for a perfect life....   [tags: Drama]

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Free Things They Carried Essays: Syntactic and Paratactic Interpretation

- Syntactic and Paratactic Interpretation of The Things They Carried The syntactic and paratactic styles of interpretation are both needed to interpret Tim O’Briens “The Things They Carried”. The syntactic aspect of interpretation deals with the imaginary or the things that aren’t said, but that are implied or that happen outside of what is said. Paratactic interpretation deals with the concrete details that stand out and are specifically stated. The media, although it didn’t change the outcome of the war much because it provided coverage of both negative and positive aspects, it was the first war to be covered by the media and therefore what it did cover, people believed....   [tags: Things They Carried Essays]

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Branagh's Interpretation of Much Ado About Nothing

- Branagh's Interpretation of Much Ado About Nothing   Shakespeare's wonderful comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, is an entertaining tale of the trials and tribulations of two pairs of lovers, who must face and overcome both malicious schemes plotted against them and also their own flaws and shortcomings before finding happiness together. Although clearly a comedy, the play is not without its darker moments. Don John plots to ruin Claudio's marriage; he nearly succeeds because Claudio, and most of the other men in the play, are too quick to judge Hero (and women in general) as innately deceitful....   [tags: Much Ado About Nothing Essays]

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Sigmund Freud’s Interpretation of Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus

- Sigmund Freud’s Interpretation of Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus Throughout the years, there have been many interpretations of Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus. However, one of the most interesting interpretations of the play would have to be one that uses the theories of Sigmund Freud to analyze the actions of the characters. The use of various aspects of Freudian theory such as the id, ego, superego, and the Oedipus Complex reveals Oedipus and his behaviors throughout the course of the play. In order to completely understand Oedipus and his actions, we must first understand the basics of Freud’s theories....   [tags: Sophocles Oedipus Tyrannus]

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An Interpretation of Kant’s Metaphysical Deduction of the Categories

- In what appears to be an important section of the Critique of Pure Reason, when Kant attempts to show the natural connection between the table of judgment and the table of categories, there is a cryptic little paragraph: The same function that gives unity to the different representations in a judgment also gives unity to the mere synthesis of different representations in an intuition, which, expressed generally, is called the pure concept of understanding. The same understanding, therefore, and indeed by means of the very same actions through which it brings the logical form of a judgment into concepts by means of the analytical unity, also brings a transcendental content into its represent...   [tags: Kant Philosophy Philosophical Essays]

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Shakespeare’s Interpretation of Men in Taming of the Shrew

- Shakespeare’s Interpretation of Men in Taming of the Shrew Evidently Shakespeare was writing at a time in which men dominated society and patriarchal ideology was very much demonstrated as women had very few rights and opportunities in life compared to those of men. Fully represented within Shakespeare’s ‘Taming of the Shrew’, the character ‘Petruchio’ portrays this dominance of males and the way in which they were able to abuse and humiliate women. Thus I believe that in this play, women are used as a symbol of male power, or lack of it....   [tags: Papers]

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Reality: Influenced by an Individual’s Perception and Interpretation

- Reality: Influenced by an Individual’s Perception and Interpretation When the term reality is mentioned, many questions arise regarding what reality is and what is real originate also. Unfortunately, many of these questions are yet to be answered since determining reality and what is real are left to each individual’s imagination - for one to determine reality as he or she sees fit. A dictionary may provide a definition for the word reality, but things that constitute reality may never be entirely defined because it is one of those things that is almost completely based on an individual’s perception and interpretation....   [tags: Philosophy Essays]

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The Effectiveness of Zeffirelli's Interpretation of the Death Scene in Romeo and Juliet

- The Effectiveness of Zeffirelli's Interpretation of the Death Scene in Romeo and Juliet I think Zeffirelli’s interpretation of “Romeo and Juliet” is quite successful at expressing how he feels the play should be shown. He uses lots of techniques to make the play enjoyable, appealing and imaginative. To do this he uses different camera angles, realistic scenery, costumes, sounds and music. He cut some scenes that he didn’t think were particularly relevant to the storyline, and added some lines for effect....   [tags: Papers]

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Macbeth by Shakespeare and the Cinematic Interpretation by Roman Polanski

- Macbeth by Shakespeare and the Cinematic Interpretation by Roman Polanski Macbeth is one of the great plays written by William Shakespeare in the sixteenth century ,over three and a half centuries ago .It is known all over the world and is still very popular even to this very day.It is the basis of many movies and theatrical plays .One film interpretation was made by Roman Polanski in 1971,centuries after it was first performed in Elizabethan sixteenth century England .Therefor there is a great difference between this and the original ,as things have changed greatly over the many years ....   [tags: Papers]

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The Techniques Used in Baz Luhrman's Interpretation of Romeo and Juliet

- The Techniques Used in Baz Luhrman's Interpretation of Romeo and Juliet Baz Luhrman's ' Romeo and Juliet' uses modern settings, clothes and weapons. The film is set in Verona, Italy. The play is about two people from feuding families who fall in love. At the beginning of the film ther is a small television screen in the centre of the screen. A newsreader is reading the prologue from Romeo and Juliet. It grabs your attention because the newsreader is talking in old English. It makes sure the viewers are listening and makes Shakespeare's text seem relevant to the modern world....   [tags: Papers]

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Toni Morrison's Sula - A Multi-faceted Interpretation of Sula

- A Multi-faceted Interpretation of Sula In The Apocalypse in African-American Fiction, Maxine Lavon Montgomery weaves a multi-faceted interpretation of Toni Morrison's Sula. Montgomery submits, "drawing upon an African cosmological system, Morrison maintains that although life in modern America is chaotic, it is possible to escape life in the West and recover the time of the black community's non-Western beginnings" (74). Though Montgomery makes a highly detailed argument advancing several significant ideas that are well worth acknowledging, her final conclusions exceed what can be clearly supported in Sula....   [tags: Sula Essays]

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An Interpretation of the ratios for Marks and Spencers and the House of Fraser

- An Interpretation of the ratios for Marks and Spencers and the House of Fraser Findings ======== This section of the report will be composed of an interpretation of the ratios for both companies. All ratios that form the ratio analysis will be explained, and any trends from within ratios will be highlighted. OVERALL PERFORMANCE Return on Capital Employed: Net profit before tax and interest x100 = % Capital employed The Return on Capital Employed ratio (R.O.C.E) is a hugely significant ratio, and a great deal can be taken from this ratio....   [tags: Economics]

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Roman Polanski's Interpretation Of The Witches and Shakespeare's Text

- Roman Polanski's Interpretation Of The Witches and Shakespeare's Text William Shakespeare wrote this pre-eminent Jacobean Tragedy for James the 1st around 1603. The play is set in Scotland during the dark ages. Shakespeare set the play in Scotland for the reason that James was Scottish and his ancestors were kings during that time period in Scotland. One of the major themes that can be seen throughout the play is that of witchcraft and evil. This is a primary theme in the play as James the 1st had a great belief in witchcraft and the powers they possessed, he believed witches had conjured up storms and shipwrecked him....   [tags: Papers]

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Modern Film Interpretation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Modern Film Interpretation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is a play, which has withstood the test of time and still continues to be relevant to today's society and a modern audience. Many versions have been made, modernised versions and historical ones but they still stay true to the plot. In this essay I intend to look at the original and modern version and analyse them. In the scene that we have been studying, many key points that are in the story occur....   [tags: Papers]

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Baz Luhrmann's Interpretation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Baz Luhrmann's Interpretation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet "Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona (where we lay our scene) From ancient grudge break new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-crossed lovers take their lives" This essay will explain film director Baz Luhrmann's interpretation of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"....   [tags: Papers]

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Accompaniment' Effect on Mood, Atmosphere and Interpretation of a Dance

- Accompaniment can affect the mood, atmosphere and interpretation of a dance. Using sections 1 and 5, discuss this statement. In section 1 we are introduced to the ghosts of the title. Straight away we hear the accompaniment of which is very quiet environmental sounds. They are the sounds of the whistling wind and raindrops, which shows a sense eeriness of the ghosts who we are introduced to after the accompaniment begins. The three ghosts that appear on the stage, dance almost straight away in a trio....   [tags: Ddrama]

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Interpretation of Robert Brownings My Last Duchess

- I read a critical article on Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess”. I confess it was harder to find something in the NCLC’s than I would’ve thought. There was a considerable accumulation of critiques on Browning’s work, but very little on “My Last Duchess”. The article I found concentrated mostly on the Duke in the poem, and our reactions to him, stating that “[t]he utter outrageousness of the Duke’s behavior makes condemnation the least interesting response…” The title of the article was “Sympathy versus Judgment”....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Historical Interpretation of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

- A Historical Interpretation of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens History has not only been important in our lives today, but it has also impacted the classic literature that we read. Charles Dickens has used history as an element of success in many of his works. This has been one of the keys to achievement in his career. Even though it may seem like it, Phillip Allingham lets us know that A Tale of Two Cities is not a history of the French Revolution. This is because no actual people from the time appear in the book (Allingham)....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Dickens]

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Ethics of Psychoanalysis - Lacan’s Antigone and the Ethics of Interpretation

- Ethics of Psychoanalysis - Lacan’s Antigone and the Ethics of Interpretation My paper examines Lacan’s reading of the Antigone as an allegory of our own textual and ethical obligations as readers and critics. This paper addresses both the ethics and the aesthetics of our encounter with the text. In 1959, Lacan presented Sophocles’ Antigone as a model of pure desire for his seminar on The Ethics of Psychoanalysis: Antigone presents herself as autonomos, the pure and simple relationship of a human being to that which it miraculously finds itself carrying, that is the rupture of signification, that which grants a person the insuperable power of being—in spite of and against everything—what h...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Dramatic Interpretation of Death and the Maidan and They Dance Alone

- Dramatic interpretation: 'Death and the Maidan' and 'They Dance Alone' RESPONDING The strategies that we have used in Death and Maiden, 1984 and They Dance Alone are cross-cutting, non-verbal means role play and freeze frame. We used cross-cutting in Death and Maiden, non-verbal means in They Dance Alone, role play in 1984 and freeze frames in most of the performances. Cross-cutting is a technique used especially in filmmaking in which shots of two or more separate, usually concurrent scenes are interwoven; it can also be called inter-cutting....   [tags: Drama]

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An Interpretation of My Sweet Old Etcetera by E.E. Cummings'

- An Interpretation of My Sweet Old Etcetera by E.E. Cummings' "my sweet old etcetera" is part of E.E. Cummings' "is 5" collection of poetry, which was published in 1926. This poem and most of Cummings' other poetry was known for its typographic innovation. One will definitely notice that there are only two capitalized letters in the whole piece and not one period. The only punctuation mark present is the comma, creating pauses in the speech. Basically the whole poem is a big run-on sentence....   [tags: Cummings My Sweet Old Etcetera Essays]

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An Interpretation of Jean Rhys' Used to Live Here Once

- An Interpretation of Jean Rhys' Used to Live Here Once Jean Rhys’ “I Used to Live Here Once” is a very well written and thought through short story. Rhy is very descriptive about all of the surroundings in the story. She makes sure to leave out no details regardless if the reader realizes it or not. That is why I say Jean Rhys’ “I Used to Live Here Once” is not about where “she” use to live, it is about a woman remembering the first time she knew that she was dead....   [tags: Papers]

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Essay on Visconti's Interpretation of Mann's Death in Venice

- Visconti's Interpretation Mann's of Death in Venice Thomas Mann's "Death in Venice" is a very complex novella. To put it on screen, a director has to pick the most important (or easiest to portray) elements from the mythological, psychological and philosophical lines of the story. The plot would remain largely intact. I am most interested in the story of Aschenbach's homosexuality, so I would be concerned with the strange-looking men, Aschenbach's dreams, and the parallel between the denial of the sickness in Venice and his own denials about Tadzio....   [tags: Death in Venice Essays]

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Heidegger's Interpretation of Pablo Picasso's Portrait of Gertrude Stein

- Heidegger's interpretation of Pablo Picasso's Portrait of Gertrude Stein By several accounts, Gertrude Stein posed for Pablo Picasso more than 90 times during the winter of 1905-6. Each session was never quite correct, with many botched attempts and frustrations. Ultimately Picasso sent her away, stating "I can't see you any longer when I look," then created a new portrait of her nearly a year later without seeing her again. It was regarded as a curious mask-like visage, not really an accurate representation of Stein at the time....   [tags: Art Artisits]

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