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A Comparison of the Performance of Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn

- A Comparison of the Performance of Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn We performed Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn on 28th November 2002. Since it is divided into five short plays which all relate to each other, separate groups performed different plays, or scenes. My group used the scene "A Talk in the Park" as our performance piece. I will be comparing this scene to "A View from the Bridge", written by Arthur Miller, and the television soap "Eastenders". "A Talk in the Park" illustrates the comedy of human behaviour as well as making the audience aware of the underlying tones of loneliness and isolation, where the protagonists, five contrasting characters sitting on s...   [tags: Papers]

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The Godfather

- Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather (1972) is among the best films ever produced. Consistently ranked as one of the top three films by the American Film institute, this gangster film sits among the likes of Citizen Kane (1941), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), and the more recent Schindler’s List (1993) (American). When it was released, The Godfather was nominated for ten Academy Awards, and won three: Best Picture, Best Actor (Marlon Brando), and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film was adapted from the best-selling novel, with the same name, by Mario Puzo (Mast & Kawin, 332)....   [tags: Film Review,Coppola, The Gangsters]

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Sicily

- Sicily is considered the world’s first multicultural society. It is Europe’s most cosmopolitan region. Sicily is where east meets west. Sicilian cooking is unique in Italy, blending extravagant Arab and northern techniques with simple peasant ingredients. Most meals were based mainly on the catch of the day and the pick of the garden. Today’s cuisine is an amazing mosaic reflecting every foreign invasion that took place: Greek tyrants, Arabs, Norman knights, Byzantine bishops, Holy Roman emperors, Phoenicians....   [tags: essays research papers]

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E-Waste Exportation and Cyber Crimes

- Two main issues are exposed during the documentary: the health issues regarding the affected population and the cyber crimes that occur due to the misuse of personal information contained in hard disks. The first is perhaps the most serious one, once most of the countries receiving this e-waste have no facilities to treat it properly (Li et al., 2012) and frequently child labor is used (British Columbia University, 2009). Because of this, thousands of people are exposed to toxic gases and heavy metals during their work activities without realizing the harmfulness of that activity (Grant et al., 2013)....   [tags: child labor, computers, bank fraud]

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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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Italy in the Twentieth Century

- Italy in the Twentieth Century Only thirty years after the Piedmontese army marched into Rome to unite Italy under one government, the country suddenly found itself on the brink of the twentieth century and a rapidly changing world. The twentieth century would mark the beginning of great changes throughout Europe, and Italy would not be left untouched. What set the stage for these changes, though, were the years just prior to, and directly after 1900. The decade before 1900 can be thought of in terms of its government leaders, most notably, Francesco Crispi....   [tags: Papers]

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A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller

- A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller 'A View From The Bridge' is a play written and directed by Arthur Miller A writer that got interested in a lower part of Manhattan which is across the Brooklyn Bridge from the richer part of New York City where the play is set. Miller's play concentrates on a particular community full of Sicilian immigrants. This community has responsibilities towards one another, they look out for each other, but soon a character's betrayal casts a shadow on the rest of the community, the same character that is led by fate towards a destiny that cannot be escaped....   [tags: Papers]

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True Romance

- Once again, Quentin Tarantino outdoes himself. The movie True Romance was excellent. It presented real issues that some people are forced to deal with in their lives. The title of the movie is misleading. You would think this was going to be a love story. Actually it is, but unlike any love story I've ever seen. It's filled with violence, action, blood, guts and gore. Like most other Tarantino movies it revolves around the violence we rarely see or experience in our lives. He also incorporates drugs and racism, hate and love and his usual corny way of portraying them....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Dark Wood of Error by Dante Alighieri

- Words… Without them what would life be. They can mean so much when strung together correctly, but can also just be a senseless jumble of nothingness. Children often struggle to overcome the tiresome task of spelling: a seemingly meaningless string of letters. Even after that is accomplished, there are still so many different meanings to words. Words can be interpreted in any way the suits the reader at that moment in time. The word “spirit,” for example, according to Webster’s Dictionary, means the force within a person that is believed to give the body life, energy, and power (Merriam-Webster)....   [tags: spirit, soul, divine comedy]

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Masculinity in A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller

- Masculinity in A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller Miller uses several forms of masculinity to show the audience that in different circumstances and cultures different forms of masculinity are possible. This is shown to us by comparing both extremes of masculinity and what they both involve. In the longshoreman culture respect is as much a part of a man as is his own image. This leads to those members of the community going to extraordinary lengths to keep their reputation in order to stop them being emasculated in the eyes of the community....   [tags: Papers]

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Eddie in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller

- Eddie in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller "A View from the Bridge," is a play by Arthur Miller. The scene is down town New York along the fore shore and involves Eddie Carbone, an Italian Longshoreman, his wife Beatrice and her niece Catherine. When his wife's cousins, Marco and Rodolfo, seek refuge as illegal immigrants from Sicily, Eddie agrees to shelter them. Trouble begins, as his wife's niece Catherine, is attracted to Rodolfo. Eddie's baffled jealousy culminates in an unforgivable crime against his family and the Sicilian community....   [tags: Papers]

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Stanislao Cannizzaro Quest for Knowledge

- ... Assisting with investigations of Salicin and glucosides, Cannizzaro studied chemistry for the next two years. The summer break of 1847 in an attempt to return to Palermo to finish studies a revolutionary outbreak against the Bourbons ruptured and Cannizzaro became an artillery officer. When the rebellion failed and being condemned to death Cannizzaro fled to Marseilles and soon to Paris, where he researched cyanamide and successfully synthesized cyanamide. After a few years of exile, Cannizzaro returned to Italy and in 1851 accepted a position as professor of physics, chemistry, and mechanics at the Technical Institute in Alessandria....   [tags: chemistry, professor, sunto]

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Princess Bride: Summary and Analysis

- ... The Man in Black then has a sword fight with Inigo and a hand fight with Fezzik. After beating both of them he has a mind battle with Vizzini. Also after winning that battle the Man in Black rescues the Princess. Buttercup finds out that the Man in Black is Westley and that he was infact the new Captain of the ship The Revenge which had “killed” him. Prince Humperdinck has had time to track down Westley and Buttercup know and told Buttercup to come with him back to Florin and he will let Westley go....   [tags: Book, Film, Fairy tale]

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The Role of Language for Thucydides and Sophocles

- In Thucydides' On Justice, Power and Human Nature and Sophocles' Oedipus plays, they use language and speeches to convey the same things. The political orders in these works use their speeches to form a sense of purpose, sway political views and to manipulate for their own personal self-interest. In both of their works, Thucydides and Sophocles write of a speech that instills a sense of ambition. In On Justice, Power and Human Nature, Pericles uses the oration not only to respect the departed, but to instill in the Athenians national pride and a zest to fight....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Politics During The Bronze Age Of Greece

- As the Greeks made their transition into the classical age from the archaic age, Greek public life experienced radical transformations. Politics during the Iron Age of Greece changed drastically in comparison to the politics during the Bronze Age of Greece. The discovery of iron tools allowed farmers to drastically grow their wealth, altering them into respected and politically relevant citizens. This technological revolution created major changes in Greek politics, such as the increased equality in social class and the implementation of democracy in cities like Athens, shaping the future of the Greeks in the classical age for years to come....   [tags: Ancient Greece, Greece, Peloponnesian War, Sicily]

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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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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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How the Black Plague Effected Society

- ... This infected and killed the rats on a massive scale. Due to the climate change a lot of rats started searching for new food sources. Many of these rats found the Mongol camps. The Mongols controlled a large amount of territory in the Asian area. The Mongol supply caravans carried the infected rats and fleas to many parts of Asia. With a lot of the rats dying the fleas started to become attracted to the other warm blooded mammals in the area like horse, cows, cats, and people. This is when the plague started infecting humans....   [tags: art, economy, politics, culture, religion]

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The Cremation Of The Strasbourg Jews

- The Cremation of the Strasbourg Jews     “On Saturday… they burnt Jews on a wooden platform in their cemetery,” from the author Jacob Von Königshofen. The Jewish people have been through alot past times. The most recent thing we associate is with the Holocaust. Although the Holocaust was an awful thing, they have also been through a massacre in the Medieval Times.Jewish community have been through especially during the Black Plague. Even before World World II, before Hitler was born, people have been trying to rid of the Jews....   [tags: Black Death, Middle Ages, Antisemitism, Germany]

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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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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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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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Homer: The Most Famous Greek Poet

- Whether Homer was real or not, a group of people, a boy or a girl; one thing we are sure of is that “Homer” wrote two of the best epic poems. The Iliad, which was based on the tenth year of the Trojan War and the Odyssey, which was about a guy named Odysseus who goes on many adventures as he tried to get home to his son and his wife. From what we know Homer was the most famous of all Greek poets because of his written works, his legendary history, and his influential work. “Hateful to me as are the gates of hell, is he who, hiding one thing in his heart, utters another.” This inspiring quote came from one of Homers epic poems, The Iliad....   [tags: Illiad, Oddysseus, Poems]

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Leones Spaghetti

- Leone’s Spaghetti The “spaghetti” western, Sergio Leone’s conscious departure from what had come to be known as the “classic” western formula, became a modification of the conventions of the traditional genre. In the film For A Few Dollars More (Per qualque dollaro in più, 1965), Leone’s formula is developed through a reformed narrative structure, slight changes in the traditional characters, his unique style, and the simple use of language, which revolutionized the western. The American “classic” western formula, according to Peter Bondanella in his essay A Fistful of Pasta: Sergio Leone and the Spaghetti Western, employed “a combination of narrative possibilities generated by three c...   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Romeo and Juliet

- Romeo and Juliet Four hundred years ago, the literary genius William Shakespeare wrote The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, a world-renowned play that continues that capture the imagination and emotions of people around the globe. The drama portrays the passionate, violent and often desperate lives of the youth of Verona, Italy. Even today, the tragedy resembles a blue-print of the problems that the adolescents of the twentieth century must face each day. Parental influence, young love and the revenge code all have a direct and evident effect on the lives of young people today....   [tags: Papers]

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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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The Siege of Syracuse

- The Siege of Syracuse Introduction The Siege of Syracuse was fought in 415 B.C., in Syracuse, Sicily. Although the Athenians finally lost to the Syracusans this changed Greece forever. There were three main points of the battle the war and warfare, the days of the retreat, and also the important people. The groups who fought this war were the Syracusans, the Athenians, and also the Spartans. This battle also had an ending that was unexpected by the Athenians and all the city- states in Greece. War and Warfare The battle plans of the war were brilliantly executed by building walls to cut off supplies....   [tags: sicily, nicias, greece]

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The piece was based on the theme of jealousy, and although the play changed

- The piece was based on the theme of jealousy, and although the play changed and adapted DRAMA PART 1 ASSESSMENT My first piece of practical work is to be performed on 24th June 2005. The piece was based on the theme of jealousy, and although the play changed and adapted as it developed, we tried to keep the performance set on this theme. My contribution to the performance was as an actor. My specific role was the ghost or one of the main characters, and I narrated the play as it went on. I also had a small role as a schoolteacher....   [tags: Drama]

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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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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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The Black Death Of Europe

- The Plague, also known as the Black Death, first arrived in Europe by sea in 1347. This was one of the most devastating disasters in Europe killing off 1/4 to 2/3 of the population in some cities, to all the population in other cities. It all started in October when trading ships docked at the Sicilian ports and the sailors on the ships were dead due to an unknown illness and those not dead were gravely ill. They were covered in black boils that oozed blood and pus, this is where the name “Black Death” came from....   [tags: Black Death, Middle Ages, Yersinia pestis]

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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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The Character of Marco in A View from the Bridge

- The Character of Marco in A View from the Bridge After reading Arthur Miller's play "A view from the bridge," I am convinced that the most striking character is Marco. He is an Italian immigrant that moved illegally to the United States with his brother Rodolpho to work as longshoremen, since at the time (the play was written in 1955) his country of origin, Italy, was going through a major economic depression because of the outcome of World War II. In the play, we are told that Marco's plan is to make enough money to survive and be able to send some of that money to his wife and his three kids back in Italy, who are starving....   [tags: View from the Bridge]

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How Does Machiavelli Make A Leader?

- IV. Maurizio Viroli Perspective: does he agree. Why or why not. Maurizio Viroli, author of “How to Choose a Leader,” used Machiavelli’s principles to explain how modern leaders should be chosen. It can be assumed that Viroli would not embrace Machiavelli’s principles as a guide if he believed Strauss’s argument that Machiavelli was a teacher of evil. Viroli points out that Machiavelli’s life dream was to share the information contained within the pages of The Prince. He argued that Machiavelli would only give the best of council in his endeavor to teach others the knowledge it took him his entire life to obtain ....   [tags: Barack Obama, Leadership, Political philosophy]

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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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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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The Mafia/Organize Crime

- The Mafia / Organized Crimes As we all know that America was built on the land of opportunity and the stitching' that binds America's fabric of history have been sown in with illegal threads. The Mafia has been woven into the American society like baseball and American apple pie The only fact about this problem is that it has been swept under the rug and said to be taboo. In this research paper I will attempt to answer this statement, the mafia is a violent and ruthless organization. In order to answer this statement there must be a clear understanding of the definition of The Mafia....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Biography of Caravaggio (Michelangelo)

- CABAVAGGIO, ka'ra-va'jo, properly MichelAngelo Merisi or Mebisio (improperly Amerioi, Merioi, or. Mobigt) Da (c. 1565-1609). An eminent Italian painter, founder of the Naturalistic school. He is usually called after his birthplace Caravaggio, in the Province of Bergamo, where his father was master of the household and architect to the Marquis of Caravaggio. According to most recent research, he probably studied four or five years at Milan, perhaps with one of the Campi (q.v.), then passed some time in Venice....   [tags: Talented Naturalist Artist]

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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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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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Orange Juice (The Godfather)

- **Orange Juice** Contrast and Irony… Gentle moments in the story keep it realistic while the larger plot progresses and sucks us in. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction- The Godfather will make sure. Not a killer by his definition, The Godfather does not mix family and business matters, yet family and crime abound. And justice prevails however it may. Transitions in the montage after Michael killed two of his first marks in the restaurant explain exactly how the “family” works....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Joe Dimaggio

- Joe DiMaggio DiMaggio steps up to the plate, he hits the bat off his cleats, he spits out his chewing tobacco, his dead skin shredding off from the wooden, worn out bat. The adrenalin is pumping the, and crowd is roaring, the stadium seems to be shaking from the fans excitement. The daylight staring down on Joe, as if it was a spotlight on a stage. The pitcher gets the signal, and the pitch. The pitch is zooming in there like a lightning bolt. WHAM!!. A rocket straight to left centerfield, this one could be gone, IT IS....   [tags: Biography Baseball Player]

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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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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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Personal Identity Research Paper : Ethnic And Cultural Identity

- Personal Identity Research Paper Racially, ethnically, and culturally, I classify myself 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 makes me relate more 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: Race, Family, Grandparent, Ethnic group]

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A View From the Bridge by J.B. Priestley

- A View From the Bridge by J.B. Priestley The relationship between Eddie and Catherine is very tight. Although Eddie is not Catherine's father, he is a very strong father figure to her and the man of the house. Eddie is very protective of Catherine in both positive and negative ways. "I took out of my own mouth to give to her; I took out of my own mouth." Eddie really loves and cares for Catherine, and will do anything to protect and look after her, but his love for her is obsessive and possessive....   [tags: Papers]

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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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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 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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History of Pandemic Flu

- In 2009 the World Health Organization released a statement that the world is in a post-pandemic state for H5N1. This is very interesting news so I thought why not go through the history of the flu and see how bad the pandemic could get this is what I found. So H5N1 is highly pathogenic bird flu. It is caused by very serious outbreaks in domestic poultry. It occurs mostly in the Middle East and Asia. There is more than one type of H5N1, one is avian and one is swine. With avian there are little to none human accounts of contracting the disease but since 2003 there has been six-hundred-fifty cases in fifteen countries....   [tags: HRN1, vaccine, bubonic plague]

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Analytical Critique of The Godfather

- Analytical Critique of The Godfather      I believe the reason that, 'The Godfather', is such a great film is because it lets audiences decide whether they like the characters or not. Too many movies made about organized crime begin with some seemingly random act of violence. 'The Godfather', however, lets it be known from the start to judge the characters in the film based on what type of person they are instead of the criminal activities they may engage in.      The film begins with a wedding, and this setting sets the stage for the basic theme of the movie, which is family....   [tags: Movie Film Review Godfather Essays]

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The Roman Republic

- The Roman Republic began approximately around 509 B.C. when the nobles drove the King and his family out of Rome. This monumental incident helped shape the start to the transformation of the monarchy into a republican governmental system. This is known to have begun by that of the Roman nobles trying to hold their power that they had gained. The Republic was “[a] city-state [which] was the foundation of Greek society in the Hellenic Age; in the Hellenistic Age, Greek cities became subordinate to kingdoms, larder political units ruled by autocratic monarchs” (Perry 105) This new Republican government, which was administered by the consuls, was not the easiest to transform....   [tags: History, Republican Government, Politics]

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Justice and Law in A View From The Bridge

- In "a view from the Bridge", justice and law are not presented as being synonymous. The play "A view from the Bridge" by Arthur Miller shows the tragic demise of its protagonist "Eddie Carbone" and towards his demise we are presented with two different yet similar concepts; justice and the law. Although the two words usually stand side by side, "A view from the Bridge" shows how they are sometimes not synonymous with one another through: a belief in communal law or community values, the American system of justice and the analogy of settling for half....   [tags: Arthur Miller]

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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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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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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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William Shakespeare's Macbeth

- William Shakespeare's Macbeth In a tragedy the protagonist raises to greatness, then slowly collapses. An example of a tragedy is Macbeth., by William Shakespeare, which is set in 12th century Scotland. Macbeth, the protagonist is determined to become great and rise above everyone, but his ambition leads him to murder and death. The process of a tragedy is slow. It makes an audience feel happy for the protagonist then, slowly signs appear that the main character is moving towards complete destruction....   [tags: Papers]

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Francis Bacon´s Writing Style in "Of Friendship"

- Bacon's writing style in 'Of Friendship' Francis Bacon is known to be a preeminent English essayist, lawyer, philosopher and statesman having leverage on the philosophy of science. Francis Bacon was one of the eminent crackerjack of English prose. He used to write a terse, epigrammatic, utilitarian prose, a prose well-structured and prescriptive, logical and illustrative. Bacon's prose was impregnated with practical wisdom, and he addressed his readers in an oracular voice which makes his works not only engaging for the readers but also easy to grasp....   [tags: Proverbs, Expressions, Aphoristic]

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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 Black Death By Giovanni Boccaccio

- October 1347, international trade was burdened with a deadly disease. Sailors were either dead, or on the brink of dying as 12 Genoese ships docked in Messina after a horrid journey through the Black Sea (History.com). Fever occupied many of the sailors, leaving them dead or experiencing excruciating amounts of pain. Local authorities ordered the “death ships” to leave the Sicilian port before the ravaging disease spread throughout the country but it was too late, the Black Plague was spreading rapidly....   [tags: Black Death, Middle Ages, Europe]

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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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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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The Crucible - Was The Mass Hysteria Necessary?

- In The Crucible, there was a lot of senseless behavior. The purpose of The Crucible is to educate the reader on the insanity that can form in a group of people who think they are judging fairly upon a group of people. Judge Hawthorne believes what he is told by certain people is the truth even if little evidence is to be shown. The young girls with Abigail convince Hawthorne of others being witches so that Abigail can get what she wants, John Proctor, also so that Abigail does not blackmail the girls....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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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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War Between The Venetians And The Ottomans

- By the time Venetian Commander Pietro Mocenigo had reached Greece, the Ottoman Turks had already greatly expanded into the eastern Mediterranean and were threatening Venetian interests in the region. The conflict between these two empires was a clash of opposites; the Venetians were a Christian, seafaring people and the Ottomans, conversely, were Muslims who preferred to travel and fight by land. The only thing these two empires seemed to have in common was their penchant for trading, a similarity that became one of the prime ingredients that led them to war....   [tags: Ottoman Empire, Istanbul, Osman I, Islam]

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Ancient Greece: A History in Eleven Cities

- ... Mycenae is distinguished as being the seat of King Agamemnon, the most authoritative of all Greek kings. The site first gained renown through Heinrich Schliemann's excavations. It is believed Mycenae eventually achieved supremacy, and that considerable amount of Minoan cultural tradition spread to the mainland. The idea of an extensive separation of the Mycenaean Age from the historical age of Greece has received worldwide acceptance since it was first advanced. Since there was an absence of literary documents little signs of culture could be found for that long period, and thus became known as the Greek Dark Ages....   [tags: Argos, Miletus, Sparta]

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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 Peloponnesian War

- The Peloponnesian War Kevin Garcia Humanities Greek and Roman Educator Lorenz Old Greece in 431 BC was not a country. It was a vast accumulation of opponent city-states placed on the Greek territory, on the west shoreline of Asia Minor, and on the numerous islands of the Aegean Sea. The greater part of the city states had gotten to be unified with one or the other of the main military forces which were Athens and Sparta. Athens was an extraordinary maritime force, while Sparta depended principally on its armed force for predominance....   [tags: Peloponnesian War, Ancient Greece, Sparta, Corinth]

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Eddie Carbone in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller

- Eddie Carbone in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller The play “A view from the bridge” is set in Red hook area of New York, the play was written by a man called Arthur Miller he wrote this particular play in 1950 at the age of 35. His parents were immigrants in the United States of America, they had lived a wealthy life this all went wrong along with the American economy. Arthur Miller worked as a warehouse man, and in order to save his fees he went to Michigan University in 1934, to study economics and history....   [tags: A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller]

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Helping the Audience Understand the Themes of A View from the Bridge

- Examine Miller's use of language and dramatic devices in helping the audience to understand the themes of A View from the Bridge. In the play, 'A View from the Bridge.' Arthur Miller uses a variety of language and dramatic devices. These techniques are used to express the play more creatively, helping the audience to develop an enhanced understanding of the text. He uses elements such as character and language to convey the in-depth meanings of the themes within the play. In the play, Miller includes the authorial omniscient character, Alfieri....   [tags: English Literature]

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THe Mafia

- THINK THE MAFIA IS GONE. THEN THINK AGAIN. Exactly what is the Mafia. Mafia, more specifically the Italian-American Mafia, is a group of criminals organized into "families," and operating primarily in North America. Also known as La Cosa Nostra, at one time there were 26 families in the United States - roughly one for each major city. The Mafia composed of bosses of numerous families, mostly New York, was the overseeing authority for all of the other La Cosa Nostra families. New York City is the place of origin for organized crime in the United States....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Fair And Balanced View Of Immigration

- The reason of this paper will be to give a fair and balanced view of Immigration, and to show how it affects not only the people who come to the US, but as well as the people who already live there. Immigrants are motivated to leave their former countries of citizenship for a variety of reasons, desire for economic prosperity, to find or engage in paid work, to better their standard of living, family reunification, escape from prejudice, conflict, or the wish to change their quality of life. Immigration to the United States is a complex phenomenon that has been a major source of population growth and cultural change throughout much of the history of the United States....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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The Effects of the Plague

- During the Middle Ages, trade flourished across Europe. Thousands of people would gather at various ports to wait for ships to return from foreign places carrying an assortment of exotic foods and goods. “In October 1347, trading ships docked at the Sicilian port of Messina after a long journey through the Black Sea” (Roos, 41). Greeters and spectators, who were waiting anxiously for exotic goods, discovered something horrid instead. A majority of the sailors on board were deceased and the small remainder who had survived the trip were quickly dying as well....   [tags: black death, bubonic plague, rats]

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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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Become an Organ Donor‎ Today

- As his family’s month-long vacation to Italy approached, seven year-old Nicholas Green became increasingly excited about the trip. The rosy-cheeked second grader devoured books on Roman history. He announced that Julius Caesar was his new hero. Nicholas showed great interest in the Greek and Roman myths that his mother, Maggie, read to him, particularly the one about Persephone. She was the young goddess kidnapped by the King of the Underworld but, because of her mothers grief allowed to return to earth for a few months each year....   [tags: Persuasive Essay]

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Illegal Immigrants Are Makers, Not Takers

- Illegal immigrants are makers, not takers. Many American citizens see these approximate 11 million illegal immigrants in a negative view and don’t want them living in their communities. However, many of these American citizens don’t know why illegal immigrants come here and what good they actually do to this country. Illegal immigration should be allowed because their quality of life is improved, they help the economy, and they bring job growth. In their home country, illegal immigrants have a very poor quality of life and come to the United States to improve their livelihood....   [tags: Immigration to the United States]

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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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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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The Role Of Greek Gods And Heroes

- There is deep rooted connection on the grounds of Schwetzingen Castle- its connection is in myth. In the gardens there are depictions of Greek gods and heroes, even though scattered examples from all over the world are present. Their faces and poses tell the story of how they were perceived- at least by their creators- in terms of their value to the society of the time of their making. The original castle, built in 1350, gave away nothing of its future splendor; it was merely “a small moated castle”, one of many such edifices throughout Europe at the time....   [tags: Greek mythology, Apollo, Zeus, Athena]

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