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The Sicilian Mafia in America

- During 1869-2014 the Sicilian mafia in America evolved in a number of ways such as: the change in rules, leaders, how it is run, the change in code and power over American society. These topics will be covered throughout this essay and will give you a detailed explanation furthermore the history of the evolution that took place. The Sicilian Mafia started in poor Sicilian ghettos in America and spread into the cities striking fear into the American society. With around 2,500 members it is seen as the most powerful and the most active Italian organized criminal group in the United States of America....   [tags: american society, power, organized crime]

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The Sicilian Expidition

- The Sicilian Expedition is the decisive event in the Peloponnesian war, and in his account, Thucydides makes sure the reader is aware of this fact. Thucydides conveys the importance of this event through direct statements and also literary and narrative techniques in his writing. In the beginning of book six of his history, Thucydides makes an allusion to Troy, which stresses an air of historical importance for the narration of the Sicilian expedition. Although the Trojan war and the campaign in Sicily are very different in respect to time period and outcome, they do contain several similarities....   [tags: Politics]

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Thucydides Sicilian Expidition

- The Sicilian Expedition is the decisive event in the Peloponnesian war. In fact that is what motivated Thucydide's to record it in his historical records. Thucydides prophesized that it would be `the greatest in all Greek history' and "it was a major turning point for Athens',moreover, it was the `most glorious victory for the winners, and the worst calamity for the loosers.' The outcome was that Athens lost the war which lead to the eventual collapse of her empire and dignity. The Athenians lost the war due to their ill preparedness for the expedition, illogical and hasty decisions, and poor leadership during the expedition....   [tags: World History]

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The Role of Laurana as a Surveyor into Sicilian Culture in Leonardo Sciascia's To Each His Own

- Dishonesty is an evil of various forms. More often than not, it sullies understanding in the form of a simple lie: short, deliberate, yet easily enough deductible. However, say the lie is taken into acceptance. Say the lie garners a foothold and establishes roots; thus, growing like a weed in persistence, say the lie institutes a sort of ‘myth.’ A myth, although unrealistic, becomes indulgently persuasive. In To Each His Own, Leonardo Sciascia weighs the battle for integrity in an ethically empty society against the oppression of falsehood within a Christ figure whose faith in morality likens to madness....   [tags: literary analysis]

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Feminist Perspective of A Sicilian Romance and The Castle of Otranto

- A Feminist Perspective of A Sicilian Romance and The Castle of Otranto   In eighteenth century novels, a common means of discussing the role of women in society is through the characterization of two good sisters. The heroine of such a novel is a pure, kind young woman who also has a streak of spunkiness. Her sister may be more good and kind, but she is more submissive and reserved. I would like to look at these sisters (and their mothers) in Ann Radcliffe’s A Sicilian Romance , and The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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The Effects of the Sicilian Code of Honour in A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller

- The Effects of the Sicilian Code of Honour in A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller 'A View from the Bridge' is a play set within the New York in the Red Hook area just after the years of the Great Depression in 1941. America was desperately in need of laborers and other countries were desperately in need of work. This lead to many immigrants transporting themselves to America. This brings us to the play which centers on two characters that enter the country illegally in search of money....   [tags: Papers]

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Sicilian Meta-Network

- Mafioso families have network structures that are distinct from those in typical hierarchical organizations—they are cellular and distributed. While most politicians and law enforcement agents have at least an intuitive understanding of hierarchies and how to affect their behavior, they have less of an understanding of how to even go about reasoning about dynamic networked organizations (Ronfelt and Arquilla, 2001). It is even more difficult to understand how such networks will evolve, change, adapt and how they can be destabilized....   [tags: Social Issues, Mafioso Families]

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The Italian Mob And The Russian Mafia

- When people think of organized crime, they think of the Italian mob and the Russian mafia. They are the ones that they see in movies and on television, and the ones that they hear about the most. However, they were created a couple centuries after their Asian counterparts, the Yakuza in Japan, and the Triads in China. These Asian syndicates were founded in the sixteenth and seventeenth century. They consisted of merchants and other people in what was basically the middle class. They were just groups of poorer people who were just looking for protection or were trying to help other people....   [tags: Organized crime, Mafia, Yakuza, American Mafia]

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Organized Crime Around the World

- When people think of organized crime they think of the Italian mob and the Russian mafia. They are the ones that they see in movies and on television, and the ones that they hear about the most. However, they were created a couple centuries after their Asian counterparts, the Yakuza in Japan, and the Triads in China. These Asian syndicates were founded in the sixteenth and seventeenth century and consisted of merchants and other people in what was basically the middle class. They were just groups of poorer people who were just looking for protection or were trying to help other people....   [tags: History, international mafias]

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A view from the bridge is set in New York City in the 1950s.

- A view from the bridge is set in New York City in the 1950s. Arthur Miller was born October 17th 1915 in New York City. His parents were both immigrants in the United States and were originally from Sicily. Arthur’s father had a successful business but it collapsed, along with the American economy as a whole, Following the Wall Street crash, as a result, Arthur had to work as a warehouseman in order to save his fees before he was able to go to Michigan University in 1934 to study Economics and History....   [tags: English Literature]

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Economic Structure Of The Mafia

- The Mafia is viewed by many people as a bunch of gangsters like those that they might see on movies such as Goodfellas, The Godfather, or Donnie Brascoe. In all actuality the Mafia represents much more than that, it is an entity within itself. The original Sicilian Mafia was just a group of families controlling certain territories in which they each laid claim to. These families were headed by a dominant male and were usually in competition with other families. The members of these families would engage into various "illegal and legal businesses with each other and outsiders" (Fiorienti and Peltzman 38)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Mafia As A Corporation

- The Mafia As A Corporation Violence, blackmail and corruption as business terms, one would doubtfully consider them commonplace, but in the Mafia, nothing is. Looking at the history surrounding the Mafia, and the motivations apparent for its unconventional practices will lead one to realize that it is much more a union aimed at entrepreneurial success than the more common notion that it is simply a malicious group of amoral villains, anxious to wreak havoc. For decades the Italian-American Mafia has employed violent to achieve success in a capitalistic sense....   [tags: essays papers]

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Social Location And Status Set Go Hand

- Social location and status set go hand in hand with where I have wound up in life and who I am. Social location is what memberships you carry because of your physical location in life. I settled down and “started roots” in Saginaw Township, MI. It is a smaller community in Mid-Michigan that is not far from where I spent the first 5 years of my life, Essexville MI. I was raised in Royal Oak, MI, and all three of these communities share about the same socioeconomics, being predominantly white, middle to upper class, about the same size, and just outside of a larger city....   [tags: Sociology, Family]

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Settling for Half in Arthur Miller's Play a View From the Bridge

- Settling for Half in Arthur Miller's Play a View From the Bridge In this essay I will look at the idea of settling for half. In the play, A View From The Bridge, the idea of settling for half is used many times. This idea makes the play more tragic especially when a certain character doesn't settle for half. To understand what settling for half is we will have to establish what it means. Settling for half is a sort of compromise. Most people would rather settle half than get into trouble like the character Eddie Carbone should have done so therefore people see settling for half as a good thing....   [tags: Papers]

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Moving From City Within One Country

- Moving from city to city within one country does not seem as bad when comparing leaving one country for another. A person becomes isolated, frightened, and alert when pulled from his or her comfort zone. Leaving home for another distant place in hopes for a wealthier life can be the hardest decision a person has to make. A person loses touch with family and misses out on lots of holiday gatherings. Immigrants tend to be positioned in a very grey area of the world; they accept some aspects of their new culture, but also let go of some aspects of their original culture; eventually as new generations from the immigrant family are born they take the new culture as their original culture and let...   [tags: United States, African American]

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The play A View from the Bridge is set in the 1940’s in a place called

- The play A View from the Bridge is set in the 1940’s in a place called Red Hook in America. Arthur Miller is the writer of this play ‘A View from the Bridge’ The play ‘A View from the Bridge’ is set in the 1940’s in a place called Red Hook in America. Arthur Miller is the writer of this play and he has been quoted as saying that this play is based on a lot of his own personal experiences. The culture of Red Hook is a mixture of the newly formed American culture and the Sicilian culture, which has come through immigrants being brought here from Sicily....   [tags: English Literature]

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How Arthur Miller Hints at Tragedy in ‘A View from the Bridge’

- In this essay I will describe the way in which Miller hints at the tragedy in the beginning of the play ‘A View from the Bridge’. Miller gives us lots of clues in the opening section to try and get the audience thinking. He wants us to think about how the main character dies not what happened in the end because everyone knows that in a tragedy the main character dies. Miller uses a range of devices e.g. uses of plot devices, the structure foreshadowing o put an impact on the audience understanding of the play....   [tags: Arthur Miller, Tragedy, View from the Bridge, ]

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The Causes and Effects of the Peloponnesian War

- The Peloponnesian War was between the Greek cities of Athens and Sparta due to the growing tensions that continued to grow between the two cities that eventually came to a breaking point. The Peloponnesian War, which can be divided into three phases known as: The Archidamian War, The Sicilian Expedition and The Decelean War, is one of the greatest event in Greek history and an analysis of the causes and effects of this war will give us a better understanding for how the cities of Athens and Sparta came to war and the impact it left behind....   [tags: Greece, Casualties]

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The Dramatic Importance of the Role of Alfieri in A View From the Bridge

- The Dramatic Importance of the Role of Alfieri in A View From the Bridge First performed in 1956. Arthur Millers play 'A view from the bridge' was originally set in the 1940's and started life as a one act verse before Arthur Miller converted it to a two act play to enhance and make it more enjoyable for the audience of today. In the title 'A view from the bridge' Arthur Miller is referring to the Brooklyn Bridge which used to be the largest cable bridge in the world and its main purpose is to separate Manhattan from the slums of Brooklyn such as Redhook....   [tags: Papers]

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How Arthur Miller Creates Tension in A View From The Bridge

- Show how Arthur Miller creates a tense atmosphere at the end of act one of ‘A View From The Bridge’ In the play ‘A View From The Bridge’ there are many ingredients that finish with the final dish at the end. Usually, when you know the ingredients to a dish, you could guess what it would taste like or look like. Basically, there are many pressure points in the play that lead to the final outcome, and that outcome is very obvious. The audience would not be surprised when they get to the end, many would see it coming from far....   [tags: Arthur Miller]

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Thucydides Of The Peloponnesian War

- The Melian dialogue is misunderstood. Several years ago I had the misfortune of taking an International Relations course with a professor with a steadfast devotion to realist ideas and principles, which ideologically dominated the course. To drive her point home with regard to ethics in the international sphere, she assigned us to read a small abbreviated passage from the Melian dialogue, the entire point of the useless thought exercise was to get us to understand “the strong do what they will, the weak suffer what they must”....   [tags: Peloponnesian War, Ancient Greece]

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Al Capone 's Violent Rise

- Al Capone 's violent rise to power in Chicago and the media attention it brought made him a lasting figure of the prohibition era and organized crime in general. On January 17, 1920, Prohibition began in the United States with the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution making it illegal to manufacture, transport, or sell alcohol. Despite these bans, there was still a very high demand for it from the public. This created an atmosphere that tolerated crime as a means to provide liquor to the public, even among the police and city politicians....   [tags: Organized crime, Mafia, American Mafia]

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A View from The Bridge

- A View from The Bridge Discuss the importance of stage directions in Arthur Millers ‘A View From The Bridge’ and what they reveal about the character of Eddie Carbone. Stage directions are very important in drama and this is evident in Arthur Millers ‘A View From the Bridge’. Stage directions give actors and directors character motivation and this allows actors to create believable characters and explain a characters actions and feelings. They also highlight characters emotions that are indirectly portrayed through stage directions instead of directly through dialogue....   [tags: A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller Essays]

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Why Marco and Rodolfo Came to America in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller

- Why Marco and Rodolfo Came to America in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller The play A view from the bridge the author, Arthur Miller, is presented to the audience as a tragedy but not a classical, a new, modern tragedy. I still employs the elements well known to classical tragedies but then it is set in the docks of America where illegal immigrants are not uncommon to be hiding. There are many cultural issues surrounding the play and the modern tragedy genre like the way that different cultures treat justice; in America there are laws and anyone who breaks them goes to jail but these laws are not always good enough as Alfieri says on Eddie's first visit to...   [tags: Papers]

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Greek Culture During The Peloponnesian War

- In this paper I will be looking at Greek culture during the Peloponnesian war, focusing on the Lysistrata -- an old style comedic play written by Aristophanes in 411 BC which deals with the topics surrounding the Peloponnesian War. This play was written shortly after the Sicilian Expedition in which the Greeks were beaten miserably by the Sicilians. Alcibiades had lead them into battle, believing that Sicily would bring wealth and territory for Athens (Peruzzi, 11/20/2015, Slides 7&13). It isn’t hard to see why some Athenians had negative feelings about the war after being beaten by a country whose army was significantly smaller and less funded than their own (Peruzzi, 11/20/2015, Slide 27)....   [tags: Sparta, Peloponnesian War, Classical Athens]

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E. Annie Proulx's Accordion Crimes

- Accordion Crimes is a difficult book to place in a single time period because the story takes place over about 100 years, originating in a small Sicilian village, but the main setting and focus is the United States.The various settings introduced in the book influenced the characters in various ways, but one instance of influence was great enough to cause his death. The accordion maker was literally ruled over by his setting. The setting around him was one of oppression that worked against him because he was Sicilian....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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When Marco First Appears, Miller Describes Him as a Square-built

- When Marco First Appears, Miller Describes Him as a Square-built peasant of thirty-two, suspicious, tender and quiet voiced.In the Light of Marco's Role in the Play, How Helpful Do You Find this Introduction to Him. When considering this question, it is necessary to somewhat challenge it; to whom is Miller's description meant to be helpful. As "A View From the Bridge" is a play, and therefore presented to an audience, we must presume that the description's intended use is to instruct an actor developing his character which is to be conveyed to an audience....   [tags: English Literature]

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Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge

- Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller's The View From The Bridge Eddie is a simple person who is a victim of circumstances but he also contributes to his downfall. I am going to start with his Sicilian background because I believe that this is one of the most important things that motivates Eddie. Coming from a Sicilian background Eddie believed that the man should be the leader of the household and that everything goes by him first concerning his family and that he should be very manly and stand up for those close to him....   [tags: View From the Bridge, Arthur Miller]

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The Functions and Structure of Criminal Syndicates by Donald R. Cressey and Donald Cressey's Contributions to the Study of Organized Crime by Joseph L

- The two articles to be compared are The Functions and Structure of Criminal Syndicates by Donald R. Cressey and Donald Cressey’s Contributions to the Study of Organized Crime by Joseph L. Albini. Though the second article is merely an evaluation of the first, the goal is to show how Albini agrees with some of Cressey’s points, and to present Cressey’s evidence that Albini has rejected in a way that will challenge Albini’s accusations. In the essay written by Donald R....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Symbolism in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge

- In Arthur Miller’s tragic drama, ‘A View from the Bridge’, we see that the bridge itself is a symbol of the linking of two cultures, Italian (namely Sicilian) and American (namely New York), whereby the manifestation of these two cultures dwell in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Despite this, differences between the two are distinctly evident from page 17 to 18, and it is the purpose of this essay to discuss how Miller conveys these differences in the given pages. Miller uses language effectively in this play, his use of dialogue, of which makes up the bulk of the drama is his main tool in conveying the large cultural differentiation between Red Hook and Sicily....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Mafia

- The Mafia It exists. You probably won’t see it if you visit Sicily. You probably won’t see any of its effects, either, unless you look very closely. But considering it’s profound influence on Sicilian life, no twentieth-century history book on Sicily would be accurate without mentioning the most famous Sicilian fraternity. “The word ‘Mafia’ was formally recorded by the prefect of Palermo in 1865, after the unification of Italy (57 Robb).” It wasn’t until 1982 that it was added to the Italian penal code....   [tags: Papers]

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Significance of Pericles' Death

- Significance of Pericles' Death The death of Pericles was a significant event in the course of the Peloponnesian War; however, even without Pericles' leadership the Athenian Assembly had countless opportunities to prevent their loss and chose not to take them. The fickleness and inefficiency of democracy ('the mob') allowed the Athenians to be easily influenced and therefore electing populists such as Cleon, Lysicles and Hyperbolus into dominant leadership roles. Election, via democratic means, of such populists, meant that the Athenians would take a much more aggressive approach to the war and therefore abandon the policies that Pericles had previously established....   [tags: Ancient Greece Greek History]

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The Successes and Struggles in the Reign of King Pyrrhus

- Pyrrhus was the king of Epirus and lived from 318 BCE to 272 BCE. He is widely acknowledged as being one of the most brilliant generals of his age. He led his soldiers to many victories, but is most famous for his battles against Rome. Along with being an outstanding general, he was a praised author. His books on the art of war have been quoted and acclaimed by many ancient authors. Despite his many great qualities Pyrrhus was a lousy politician. Many people believe that if he had had better political sense he would have been able to keep control of the land he conquered and his battles against Rome Pyrrhus became king at the age of 12 but was soon dethroned by an uprising in 302 BCE....   [tags: political, victory, war]

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Out Of Africa, The Nile Valley And The Northen Route

- Based on the research done by scholars before, it has proved that origin of human is from Africa. People are wondering the routes of the migration of hominid. This essay will discuss the result some anthropologist have found about this topic base on the research article “OUT OF AFRICA, THE NILE VALLEY AND THE NORTHEN ROUTE” written by Sarah Wurz and Philip Van, and “Getting “Out of Africa”: Sea Crossing, Land Crossing and Culture in the Hominin Migration” by Robin Derricourt. The first article reviewed the archeological and fossil record found in the “Out of Africa 2”, it talks about the Nile Valley specifically....   [tags: Human, Africa, Human evolution, Egypt]

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Lucky Luciano and John Gotti: Two Mafia Gangsters

- Lucky Luciano and John Gotti are two of the most polarizing and well-known figures of the US mafia over the past 100 years. Both men were the main man in their ‘families’ when they were alive. They were always in the news whether it was for their trials, or for things prosecutors said they committed. In this paper, I will try to see if the New York Times changed their language when referring to the mafia or mobsters in the time of Lucky Luciano between the 1930s and 1950s to more respectful or neutral terms in the time of John Gotti in the 1980s and 1990s....   [tags: Crime, Mobsters, Italian]

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On The Godfather, Italian-Americans, and the Mafia

- On The Godfather, Italian-Americans, and the Mafia The Godfather, released in 1972 by Paramount Pictures, set a course for the comeback of the gangster genre after its decline in the 1960’s. With its main characters as Sicilian-Americans, Hollywood continued to use them to portray criminals, particularly members of the mafia. The film is set in New York City between 1945 and 1955, and is centered around the fictional Corleone crime family. With The Godfather, Hollywood managed to bring light to Italian-American culture....   [tags: film franchises, story analysis]

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Reform by Destruction: The Black Death

- ... In addition to their newfound freedom and pay, peasants could now purchase their own land (47). This was a major change in the system of feudalism. The world of the nobility was forever upturned (47). In addition to structural changes, the Church changed as well. It altered by losing its prestige and power. Due to this, people began to question why the Church could not receive forgiveness (Marks 133). As a result, the authority of the church began to erode and the Church began to weaken (Bill 46)....   [tags: bubonic plague, medieval diseases in Europe]

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The History of the Great Plague

- ... These fleas were very adaptable to finding different location to survive. They were much different than human fleas because they would get invested in the house and the clothing of the people, they could also live on humans. This is one of the reasons why the plague spread so quickly. The flea population expanded in warmer weather and tended to die off in the winter when it got really cold. By the summer of 1348 this fatal epidemic had spread across most of Europe, from there the Black Death devastated a lot of the countries that were below France, like Belgium and the Netherlands....   [tags: pestilence, popluation, food, weather]

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The Battle Of The Peloponnesian War

- “War is a matter not so much of arms as of money.” Thucydides The bloody brotherhood war during the ancient Greek, known as “Peloponnesian War”, that remains and continues nowadays in different ways. The desire and the power to control everything, forever, it can be a tragic, as history has shown. Athenians and Spartans have conducted the greatest war in the humankind history. The long and comprehensive war through alliances and leadership for three decades, with different policy and strategies from the both sides politically and militarily, were the biggest determinants for the ends....   [tags: Sparta, Peloponnesian War, Ancient Greece]

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Poland and the Black Death

- The bubonic plague is not a virus but rather a bacterium called Yersinia pestis (discovered in 1894 by a bacteriologist named Alexandre Yersin) that lives in the bloodstream of rats as an inconsequential infection. It transfers from rat to rat by fleas, which today we know were the original carriers of the plague. When a flea bites an infected rat and picks up the bacteria, it rapidly reproduces in the flea’s digestive tract, causing a mass that doesn’t allow the flea to swallow. The flea begins to starve from this blockage, and bites new rats in hopes to find food, unable to swallow the flea vomits what it has bitten back into the blood stream, along with the bacteria that was in the flea’s...   [tags: the bubonic plague]

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The Influence of Shakespeare's Sonnets

- Introduction: The year 1609 has been an important year in the history of English literature, though historically it considers being a year of no great consequence in the World. English literature marked the year with great importance as “Shakespeare’s Sonnet” was first published on that year. Poetry lovers, therefore, consider the year for the inception of an incomparable series of poems that has no equal in world literature. For the last five hundred years or more the sonnet sequence remains as one of the mostly talked and debated sonnets in the Western literature....   [tags: mistress, rhyme, structure]

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Impacts of the Mafia

- Impacts of the Mafia The Mafia is an Italian secret criminal society. The Mafia, or syndicate, impacts cities all around the world. Most of the effects of the Mafia are negative, but there can be several positive effects on the culture and economy of the cities in which it frequents. Peter Maas declares organized crime the “biggest business in the country” (Maas). “The largest and best known organized crime group is the nationwide organization variously known as the ‘syndicate’, the ‘mob’, the ‘Mafia’, and the ‘Cosa Nostra’” (Nash, Jason O-155)....   [tags: organized crime, corruption, economy]

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The Dramatic Function of Alfieri in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge

- The Dramatic Function of Alfieri in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge The play "A View from the Bridge" was written by Arthur Miller in 1955. He was born in New York and graduated in English in 1938, to become a playwright. The play is set in Red Hook, in the slums of Brooklyn. It is about immigrant workers who are struggling to find work and provide for their families and survive at the same time. In "A View from the Bridge" Alfieri is a character who has been created to explain and comment on the themes and issues that arise in the play, to the audience....   [tags: Papers]

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American Needs Bilingual Education and Cultural Education

- Language plays a large role in American society. Since English is a universal language, it is taught all over the world. For example, a person who speaks Italian and wants to learn Chinese they must learn English first. The reason being there is no direct translation from Italian to Chinese. That is why language is so important. When a foreigner wants to come to our country the words assimilation and multiculturalism arise. Should a foreigner assimilate to our culture to a certain degree. I think so....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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Italian Women in Violent Organizations

- Italian Women in Violent Organizations The essay, "Mafiosi and Terrorists: Italian Women in Violent Organizations," by Alison Jamieson, discusses the role women have played in violent organizations in Italy. Despite male exclusivity and authoritarianism, women involved in such organizations have come a long way in widening the horizons of female influence in administration and commercial roles. The paper looks at, analyzes and compares two main violent organizations in Italy, the leftist terrorist Red Brigades and the Sicilian Mafia....   [tags: Papers]

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Mafia - A History

- Throughout history, crime has existed in many different forms and has been committed by not only individuals, but by groups as well. Crime is something that knows no boundaries; it exists in all cultures, is committed by all races, and has existed in all time periods. Crime exists as a part of the economic institution and is a lifestyle for many people. Crime also exists in both organized and un organized forms. Since the early 1900's, "organized" crime has existed in the United States....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Justification for Eddie as a Loveable Character in A View From The Bridge

- When Alfieri makes his final speech, he says that he 'will love him' (Eddie) more than his 'sensible clients', referring to the usual longshoremen and their relations mentioned at the beginning of the play. However, it is unlikely that Alfieri means 'love' as in 'loveable', due to the fact that Alfieri says before that this love is because of the fact that Eddie 'allowed himself to be fully known'. This could be referring to the fact that everyone around Eddie can see his love for Catherine e.g....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Family in The Godfather

- Does family matter. Yes- family always matters. It is necessary to have some sort of family structure in order to have a stable foundation. This need for stability and structure is how the family survives and the children find safety. In the movies The Godfather and Scarface we will discover how the two differ when it comes to family and family business. These two patriarchs have different views on family and how the family is involved in the business. In this discovery one struggles to gain and maintain power- but looses everything in the process....   [tags: Movies Film]

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A View From the Bridge

- Eddie Carbone is an American-Sicilian man working in Brooklyn. He works as a longshoreman: carrying crates and goods from the ships. He is quite a large man. His job requires him to be strong and a good worker. In other words he is very masculine. He is an ordinary man. He lives with his wife and niece, whom he treats like a daughter, and like all good men should do, he works every day to provide them with enough money to survive on. Eddie is a man’s man. He lives within a close-knit community of Sicilians and is a well respected member of society....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Mafia - Personal Narrative

- The Mafia - Personal Narrative Mafia. That word, what does it mean. It reminds me of Black Death, cold murder, of pitiless, heartless people who don't understand the meaning of life. Life is another one of those tricky words just like Mafia, yet the words are inevitably associated with each other, although they are different in context. The story which I am going to tell you will give you a view on those heartbreaking words that are indescribeable. My name is Robert Pitino. I am thirteen years old and I once lived on the south coast of Italy, right next to Sicily....   [tags: Papers]

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Interview With a Person of a Different Race

- Introduction The purpose of this assignment was to interview someone who is more than 30 years of age and who is of a different race than oneself. Research on the person being interviewed ethnic background had to be conduct, in addition to, materials covered in class and previous experiences were compiled into 7-10 open ended questions that were discussed during the interview. Below you would see the seven interview questions that were discussed, the answers given, and a biographical piece that bring everything together....   [tags: Race and Culture in America]

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The Common Childhood Rhyme, Ring Around The Rosy

- Ring Around the Rosy Most recognize the common childhood rhyme “Ring Around the Rosy,” what many readers do not realize is that symptoms of the Black Death, also familiar as the Bubonic Plague, show up in the nursery rhyme. This correlation leaves many scholars believing that the two contain a sickening connection. (History.com Staff) Even though the Bubonic Plague started as a nominal disease, it is now considered a disease of great significance. The uncanny disease baffled modern-day scientists for centuries....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis]

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American Mafia vs. Italian Mafia in Cinema

- The gangster genre within films in America has accomplished numerous positive criticisms and constant willing audiences due to containing outstanding spectacles and mind-blowing action. The Godfather, being second on the IMDb Top 250 Movies, has set a new popular concept to life within the Mafia from their point of view. Doing so, creating a positive association. Yet within Italy, the same topic contains a complete different view. Movies such as I Cento Passi demonstrate unenthusiastic view by those whom are outside yet negatively affected by those members....   [tags: Cinematography Analysis]

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The Effect of the Slave Wars on the Rise of a Roman Imperial State

- ... When the peasants returned home, the slaves occupied their former jobs, or their land had been purchased to form larger estates, forcing a large influx of people into the city of Rome to search for work. The unprecedented number of people living in Rome created the problems of inadequate housing, sanitation and food. In order to solve this problem, Tiberius Graccus suggested legislation to limit the amount of public land the elite could use as part of their estate. This was widely opposed, leading Graccus to oust his political opposition to pass his legislation....   [tags: wealth, slaves, estate, elite, political]

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Italian Mafia

- Italian Mafia The Mafia was first developed in Sicily in feudal times to protect the estates of landlords who were out of town. The word Mafia, derived from the Sicilian word, Mafioso, means family. Today, Mafia is a name which describes a loose association of criminal groups. These groups can be bound together by blood, oath or sworn secrecy. Many people had considered the Sicilian Mafia as the most ruthless mobsters of the twentieth century. By the nineteenth century, the Mafia had become known as a network of criminal thugs that dominated the Sicilian countryside....   [tags: History]

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How the Structure of A View From The Bridge Helps us Understand the Tragedy of Eddie Carbone

- How the Structure of A View From The Bridge Helps us Understand the Tragedy of Eddie Carbone Arthur Miller in recent years has become one of the world's most important and influential playwrights. The plays he produces give a deep understanding of how the characters think. Especially when they find themselves in awkward or bad situations, such as, misplaced love. The play, which this essay is going to investigate, is 'A View From The Bridge'. This is one of many which Miller has written....   [tags: A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller]

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The Role of Alfieri in A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller

- The Role of Alfieri in A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller In Miller’s ‘A View From The Bridge’, Alfieri holds a vital role. He opens and closes the play, distinguishes between the two acts and in general keeps the audience up to date with the play’s swift pace, providing us with an inside understanding of the events which take place. What is interesting about Alfieri’s role is that he acts not only as a chorus for the play, but that he also partakes in the proceedings as a character within the performance....   [tags: Papers]

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If you were directing the play "a view from a bridge" what

- If you were directing the play "a view from a bridge" what advice would you give to the actor playing Eddie about his character. Use quotations and close reference to the text. "A view from a bridge" is a play with five main characters. Eddie and Beatrice are married whilst they adopt Catherine, who is Eddie's niece. Marco and Rudolfo are their cousins who come to stay from Sicily. They are both illegal immigrants. A situation in the play occurs where Eddie becomes possessive of Catherine while Rudolfo plans to marry her....   [tags: Drama]

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In this essay I will be investigating the fate and characteristics of

- In this essay I will be investigating the fate and characteristics of a tragic hero in a play A View From The Bridge written by Arthur Miller. The character discussed in this essay is a longshoreman named Eddie Carbone. In this essay I will be investigating the fate and characteristics of a tragic hero in a play "A View From The Bridge" written by Arthur Miller. The character discussed in this essay is a longshoreman named Eddie Carbone - a responsible family man living in the rough neighborhoods of Red hook, Brooklyn, New York....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Causes of Self Hatred and How to Combat It

- The Causes of Self Hatred and How to Combat It Every other ethnic background seems to stand up for itself and demand respect when it is being discriminated against. If we look back over the history of this country we will find group after group that defend their rights. Groups that do not want to be portrayed in a negative light within the culture and groups that insist upon compensation for what Americans and the American society has done to them. Why, then, when we look at Italian Americans, do we tend to see a group of people who in effect renounce who they are and do not embrace their heritage....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge

- In this essay I will discuss how the view’s of Eddie Carbone, the lead role in “A View From The Bridge”, changes among the audience. I plan to go through the script and note any important scenes which I will then analyse in the audience’s perspective. A View From The Bridge is a play written by Arthur Miller in 1955, which was originally arranged in rhymes but later was changed. Miller has written the play in conversational Brooklynese, for example, “nuttin’” and the spelling of many words end with apostrophes....   [tags: A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller]

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A View From The Bridge by J.B. Priestley

- A View From The Bridge by J.B. Priestley "Eddie is doing the best for his family: he is attempting to install positive values and support Catherine in her life. He is merely misunderstood" The reference above about Eddie Carbone is correct; but to a certain point, meaning it is not correct altogether, because it could be (successfully) argued that it isn't true. To verify that the above quotation is true, we need to study the character of Eddie Carbone, to see whether he is doing the best for his family, rather than for himself....   [tags: Papers]

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The Godfather: An American Dream Story

- The Godfather: An American Dream Story The Godfather is the “dark-side of the American dream story” (Turan, pp2). The film follows the practices of a fictional Italian mafia family, the Corleone’s. Though most Americans do not condone the practices of the Italian mafia, they cannot deny that Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather is a cinematic masterpiece. This film gave insight to a mysterious way of life that the average person does not have knowledge of. As the audience is educated about the mafia they also are introduced to many stereotypes....   [tags: Film Movies]

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Relating Socrates to Platos the Republic

- By studying a variety of events and people involved in the Peloponnesian War and the Theban play Antigone, it becomes noticeable that many of these events and people can be explained through Platonic terms. Throughout the Republic, Plato conveys his philosophical thoughts about democracy, justice, and education in a society through his main character Socrates. As Socrates encounters many enlightened people of his time, he questions them on rhetorical issues dealing with society and human nature....   [tags: World Cultures]

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A View from the Bridge

- A View from the Bridge There are moments of great tension in this play. Tracing the developments of Eddies obsession, show how Miller creates and builds up tension, particularly in the final part of Act 1. How would the tension be shown dramatically. 'A View from the Bridge' is a play based on pride & justice and Sicilian Honour. There is fine line between natural justice and that that is provided by the law. The theme of 'Justice provided by the law,' starts right at the beginning of the play with Alfieri's opening speech....   [tags: A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller Essays]

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Law Enforcement Intelligence Processes

- LAW ENFORCEMENT INTELLIGENCE PROCESSES The fundamental key for any successful intelligence mission is the ability to access information from the different intelligence disciplines: Imagery Intelligence (IMINT), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Measures and Signals Intelligence (MASINT), Human Intelligence (HUMINT), and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). These five disciplines are in essence the only way for the analyst to gather information, short of actually traveling the world to investigate hands on....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Themes, Motifs and Symbols

- Themes, Motifs and Symbols Arthur Miller was called to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee to name names of communist sympathizers in 1956, the height of the McCarthy Era. Miller refused to do so and was heralded by the arts community for his strength of conviction and loyalty. In 1957, Miller was charged with contempt, a ruling later reversed by the U.S. Court of Appeals. Miller, like Eddie Carbone, was faced with the problem of choosing to be American or not, specifically by naming names of people who were doing (what were considered then) unlawful acts....   [tags: Papers]

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Snake: A Study on the Inescapable Pressures of Society, the Undeniable Beauty of Nature, and the Ever-Growing Fear of Ourselves

- Nothing is able to affect us more than other people. Spreading of opinions, knowledge, and even diseases will teach us easily what is right, or what is wrong. However, what we humans teach is not always “right.” We are taught that we are the best species. We are taught that we are bigger, better, and stronger than anything else that walks on this Earth. We are taught that we are always right, and anything else is always wrong. Yet, there is something in all of us that tells us undoubtedly that we are no better, if not lower, than what has long been here before us....   [tags: D.H. Lawrence, poem analysis]

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Organized Crime in Russia and the Impact it has on Russia’s Way of Life

- Organized Crime in Russia and the Impact it has on Russia’s Way of Life Organized crimes mostly entail criminal organizations; they could be transnational, local or could be deeply rooted into a region where they perform as enterprises. Organized crimes have set up cartels that illegally trade arms and ammunitions and this has greatly compromised the security of Russians. This has made Russia become a brooding nest for terrorists and hard drugs traffickers. However, the Soviet Union has put all needed measures to reduce the number of organized crimes in Russia with the help of United States and the United Nations....   [tags: International Crime]

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Organized Crime in Russia and the Impact it has on Russia’s Way of Life

- Organized crimes also refer to criminal organizations; they could be transnational, local or it could be deeply rooted into a region where they perform as enterprises. This paper explains the real meaning of organized crime. In addition, the paper looks into all organized crime groups in Russia and looks into the effects it has on the economy. In addition, organized crimes have set up cartels that illegally trade arms and ammunitions that have compromised the security of Russians. This has made Russia become a brooding nest for terrorists and hard drugs traffickers....   [tags: Criminal Organizations, Mafia]

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Kill Hamlet: What Kill Bill and Hamlet Teach Us About Revenge

- “Revenge is a dish best served cold.” The Sicilian proverb used as Kill Bill Vol. 2's tagline perfectly points out a tragic flaw shared by Shakespeare's Hamlet and Quentin Tarentino's modern hero: Bill (from Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Kill Bill Vol. 2). In Kill Bill Beatrice is a killer belonging to a team of assassins lead by a man by the name of Bill. Beatrice and her master fall in love and one night while she is on a job, she discovers she is pregnant. She realizes the world of assassins is no place for a mother and makes the decision to leave the team and leave Bill....   [tags: Hamlet, Kill Bill, revenge,]

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Joe DiMaggio, One of the Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

- Joseph Paolo DiMaggio, a career batting average of .325 and 520 extra-base hits, established a definitive role in the game of baseball. Joseph, better known as Joe, DiMaggio was a thirteen-time all-star and a nine-time World Series Champion. He finished his career with 2,214 career hits, 361 career home runs, and an astonishing 1,537 career runs batted in. These statistics earned him a spot in Cooperstown (baseball hall of fame),  with all Major League greats. Joseph Paolo DiMaggio was born in Martinez, California on November 25th, 1914....   [tags: sport's legends ]

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Race, Ethnicity, And Culture As A White, Irish Italian- American Woman

- I classify my race, ethnicity, and culture as a white, Irish-Italian- American, woman. My mother was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and my paternal grandparents are from Sicily, Italy. I imagine being first generation Irish and second generation Italian helps me relate with my ethnicity. My maternal grandfather impacted my development of my ethnic and cultural identity. He instilled a pride and an understanding of my Irish roots. Specifically, he brought me over to Belfast to learn and experience the culture....   [tags: Family, Race, Grandparent, Racism]

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What Made "Alexander of Macedon" Known as Alexander the Great?

- ... When Alexander the great turned twenty his father King Philips assassinated by his own bodyguard and Alexander became the King. I believe Alexander military skills, loyalty toward others, army moral and support, inspiring speeches and passionate are some of the reason that Alexander the Great successful in his expedition. “My boy, you must find a kingdom big enough for you ambition. Macedon is too small for you” those are the world of King Philip II of Macedon after Alexander tamed a fearful horse at early age....   [tags: battle, victory, expedition]

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Thucydides’s Histories: The Impact of Stereotypes During the Peloponnesian War

- Thucydides’s Histories: The Impact of Stereotypes During the Peloponnesian War Corinthian representatives provide a constructive comparison of the Spartan and Athenian stereotypes at the beginning of the Peloponnesian war from 431 BCE to 404 BCE1. In The History of the Peloponnesian War, the Spartan stereotypes are confirmed by their action’s at first, however they soon surprise the opposing districts of Greece by overcoming the negative stereotypes placed on them. Contrary to the Spartans, the Athenians completely lived up to other’s expectations as a risk-taking society....   [tags: corinthian representatives, spartan, athenian]

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The Just The Facts About The Natural World And Humanity

- Just the Facts: The Dragnet Approach to Achieve Neutrality The expression “Just the facts” originated from a television series called “Dragnet,” where investigators were focused only on evidence. In everyday conversation and debates, we try to persuade others to agree with claims we make by supporting our evidence with facts. It is difficult if not impossible to attain agreement with others without supporting evidence with facts. Likewise, historians, philosophers, and writers have attempted to persuade audiences while trying to achieve a universally neutral perspective in the meantime, the most successful of whom grounding their argumentation in facts and hypothesis....   [tags: Marxism, Karl Marx, Communism, Socialism]

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War Is The Thunder Of Feet And The Lightning Swords

- War is bloodshed and pain and rust. War is the thunder of feet and the lightning swords hitting swords and shields. Often, humans become tricked into believing that they are more than animals, more than their basic nature. Athens dares to rise above and continue to rise after that, dares to journey out into the unknowable when they are still fighting a war they have yet to win. They’re eyes were set on geras when they should have remained on the battlefield, on the lives lost. Homer also portrays this in The Iliad with Achilles and his menis, the rage that overcomes him so much that he wishes the death of his own soldiers to prove a point, and the price he must pay for his own glory is firs...   [tags: Sparta, Peloponnesian War, Peloponnese, Iliad]

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The History of the Modern Day Maltese Dog Breed

- The Maltese’s origin is unknown. Many think that the Maltese came from Malta, because of the name. Others believe their ancestors came from the Sicilian town of Melita. Evidence supports both theories. In Sicily there is a town called Melita from where many lovely white dogs called Canis Melitei were exported. During the same era, Maltese were known on the island of Malta. The Roman governor, Publius, had a Maltese companion by the name of Issa. A poet in that time, Martialis, wrote about Issa. Issa is more frolicsome than Cattula’s sparrow. Issa is purer than a dove’s kiss....   [tags: Maltese, history, dogs, breeds, animal care,]

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Deception, Corruption and a Collapsing Government in the 1920's

- The decade of the 1920’s was full of deception, corruption, and a collapsing government. The United States Congress signed the 18th Amendment, which prohibited the sale of alcohol. The illegal production and distribution of liquor, or bootlegging, became rampant, and the national government did not have the means or determination to enforce this law in every state. This led up to the rise of the Chicago Outfit and how they brought a new type business into America, organized crime. Due to the lawless environment in Chicago, small time gangs were able to build an empire or crime during the Prohibition era and shape law enforcement in America....   [tags: American History]

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Lysistrat An Original Comedy Written By Aristophanes And Performed

- Lysistrata is an original comedy written by Aristophanes and performed in 411 BCE. This was two years after the Athenian defeat against Sparta in the Sicilian expedition, after a 21-year long Peloponnesion war between Athens and Sparta. The name Lysistrata means “releaser of war” or “arm disbander.” Lysistrata is about women’s effort to end the war between Athens and Sparta, much like the one that was occurring at the time. In order to end the war, Lysistrata convinces the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands....   [tags: Theatre, Performance, Play, Stereotype]

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