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The Tatler and the Spectator

- During the early part of the 1700's Joseph Addison, the Tatler and Sir Richard Steele, the Spectator, came together to write The Tatler and the Spectator. Through their hardships of life they came about understanding what others were feeling and the actions that they took. They documented five hundred and fifty-five essays that were depicted from the world around them. They used the feeling of   love to show about human nature and what it did to achieve its goals. Through stories, such as "Jilts and their Victims", "Country Festival", "For Whom the Bell Tolls", "Knowledge and Time", and "Reasons" Addison and Steele show what they know about life and the power they had publishing it....   [tags: Tatler and the Spectator Essays]

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Tennis Is The Most Major Spectator Sport

- Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world, mainly due to its ease of play and universal appeal. It is also an Olympic sport which is played at all levels of society and at all ages. Aside to that, tennis is the most major spectator sport because of the four Grand Slam tournaments: the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Going back in history, the earliest form of tennis was seen in a game created by the 12th century French monks, who were looking for entertainment inside the monastery....   [tags: Tennis, Grand Slam, French Open, Game]

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Spectator Violence Today

- Spectator Violence Today Spectator violence in sports is everywhere, and it is on the rise. Just a few weeks ago a San Francisco Giants baseball fan was fatally stabbed and his friend beaten unconscious by three men following the game Barry Bonds hit his 700th home run against the San Diego Padres. The Washington Redskins-Philadelphia Eagles game on September 20th was delayed when the Eagles had to leave their bench when a cloud of pepper spray drifted on the field as a result of the police using it to stop fights between fans....   [tags: Papers]

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Addison's Use of The Spectator to Influence Opinions

- Addison's Use of The Spectator to Influence Opinions During the eighteenth century the periodical joined its readership into a union of collective thoughts with the ability to influence the political, social and financial world around them. In the periodical Spectator No. 69, Joseph Addison creates a persona that reveals a new diverse society of merchants who created the Royal Exchange and who rivaled the powers of Parliament and past Monarchies over the British domains....   [tags: Sociology]

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Colonialism via Globalism in Joseph Addison’s The Spectator No.69

- The first step of globalisation is colonisation. When looked at the beginnings of colonisation, however, the vice versa of the sentence is the case. The first step of colonisation is globalisation. As the European countries started discovering new lands and grew accustomed to thinning their borderlines for trade, they gradually found out about a more profitable way, that is, colonising wherever they found weaker than themselves. Only when the colonised nations woke up and fought for their own borders the colonisation came to an end....   [tags: international trading in colonization]

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The Mathematics of Magic

- For the purposes of the exploration, volunteers will be labeled, Spectator A, Spectator B, Spectator C, and Spectator D. Throughout this exploration, the coins used will be in CAD. The magician brings $1.96 to a table, consisting of six pennies, six nickels, six dimes, and four quarters. Spectator A is asked to pick up one coin. Spectator B is asked to pick up a different valued coin. This process is repeated for Spectator C and Spectator D. Then, the performer asks Spectator D to pick up coins which adds up to four times the value of the original coin taken....   [tags: magician, coins, spectator]

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Cyberporn and Pornography - Sex Should Not be a Spectator Sport

- Pornography - Sex Should Not be a Spectator Sport   Some adults recall the days in the early Sixties with a certain nostalgia, as a time when people were still aware of the distinction between pornography and erotic art, and when erotic books and films could pass the censor only if a case could be made for their artistic value. Everything changed very suddenly, according to the poet Philip Larkin:   Sexual intercourse began In nineteen sixty-three. Between the end of the Chatterley ban And the Beatles' first LP....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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How Cinematic Identification is Used to Position the Spectator in Relation to Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Far From Heaven

- How Cinematic Identification is Used to Position the Spectator in Relation to Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Far From Heaven “The experience of being able to put oneself so deeply into a character -feel oneself to be so like the character- that one can feel the same emotions and experience the same events as the character is supposed to be feeling and experiencing” (Ellis, J,1982: 43). Cinematic identification involves two different tendencies. Firstly there is the dreaming and fantasy that involves the multiple and contradictory tendencies within the construction of the individual....   [tags: Papers]

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The Gods, and Zeus Especially, as Spectators in the Iliad

- As spectators we are normally passive onlookers of the action taking place. The only influence we can have over the outcome is by making the participants aware of our support by cheering, or of our anger and frustration at an action by chanting and booing. We place our trust in the officials and referees to ensure that strict guidelines and rules are adhered to throughout the action. As spectators we are also commentators expressing our opinions regarding the actions of the participants and the officials....   [tags: trojans, zeus, poseidon]

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Correlation in Media Coverage of Sports and the Acceptance of Violence by Spectators and Competitors

- Hard checks, high-impact hits, rough blows, knockouts, crushing tackles; some violence occurs naturally in some sports. Those naturally violent sports (e.g., football, hockey, soccer, wrestling, and boxing) with all that aggression and violence excites audiences and enhance enjoyment. However, aggression and violence in sporting competitions are clearly becoming an issue. Destructive aggression is often deliberate and frequently encouraged by coaches, spectators, and teammates. This aggression in becoming increasing accepted by the public and ever popular in today’s sporting events....   [tags: aggression, players, television]

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Aggression in Sports

- Aggression and violence by players and fans has become permeated in almost every type of sport. We as a society has become increasingly accepting and even demanding of this deviant behavior. Media’s role in the acceptance of aggression and violence by competitors and spectators is the question. Newspapers devote entire sections to cover sporting events for fans. Television’s sports commentators contribute dramatic, opinionate commentaries to pre-game, game and post-game sporting events. Whether we like to admit it or not, the media has aided in the development of the public’s belief systems....   [tags: violence, competitor, spectators]

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A Textual Analysis of a Scene from Now Voyager and its Effects on Male and Female Spectators

- As Laura Mulvey states in her article "Visual Pleasure and the Narrative Cinema", the cinema operates as an "advanced representation system" that offers pleasure in the act of looking, what she classifies as scopophilia or voyeurism (Mulvey 484). Through the cinematic experience, one may sit in a dark theatre and derive pleasure from looking without being seen. As E. Ann Kaplan describes in the introduction to her book Women and Film, within this act of gazing there are three looks: "(i) within the film text itself, men gaze at women, who become objects of the gaze; (ii) the spectator, in turn is made to identify with this male gaze, and to objectify the women on screen; and (iii) the camer...   [tags: Movies Now Voyager Essays]

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Impact that Television Images have Over Spectators

- In this article, Druckman, J.N. (2003) evaluated the impact that television images have over spectators when evaluating each debater. By comparing the results of an audio (radio), and audio-visual (television) presentation of the same debate we are able to understand the real effects that television has on voters’ decision. The first Kennedy vs. Nixon debate is the perfect example to assess this problem. This debate is one of the best known in history not only because it was the first televised debate, but because of the controversy that created on society....   [tags: televised debates, kennedy vs nixon debate]

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Nanotechnology Use in Sports

- Research Method Scope The main target of this research are two main groups, the spectators and the athletes. These are two important stakeholders being affected by decisions related to nanotechnology’s use in sports. The fans and spectators of sports were reached through an online survey. By posting the survey on multiple websites and forums I was able to reach out to different people in different countries and get a representative opinion about the given issue. The athletes on the other hand were approached through a focus group and one-on-one interviews....   [tags: spectators and athletes]

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Black Swan Analysis

- According to Munsterberg’s film theory, the motion picture is an original medium in that it aesthetically stimulates the spectator’s senses. Although both still picture and theatrical play can possibly leave images on the spectator’s retina or brain, each element of motion picture, including camera angle and work, lighting, editing, music, and the story itself, appeals to somewhere more than just retina or brain— the element of motion picture truly operates upon the spectator’s mind. Speaking of Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, the film unfolds a story of physically and mentally repressed ballerina’s life....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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Camera Lucida, By Roland Barthes

- Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida, explores the stream of consciousness Barthes experiences when viewing his Winter Garden photo. The photo depicts his mother as a child and how Barthes decides to handle the understanding of this image. For this essay my Winter Garden photo will be titled The Father. This essay will be an attempt to work through the ideas and vocabulary used by Barthes in understanding his own photo. In 1995 a photo was taken of my father and myself, referred further as The Father....   [tags: Photography, Photograph, Roland Barthes, Image]

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Sports in the Middle East In Comparison to Sports In the West

- Sports in the Middle East In Comparison to Sports In the West With regard to sports, not all parts of the world are created equally. Different parts, or regions of this planet follow different sports and participate in different sports for that matter as well. While in America, you can basically narrow it down to three popular sports, for the country as a whole. Football, baseball, and basketball, with ice hockey, soccer, and tennis probably fairly close behind, in terms of popularity. In the Middle East, sporting preferences differ greatly among the surrounding countries, with the exception of the top sport, soccer....   [tags: Athletics, Soccer]

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The Importance Of Crime And Its Influencing Distribution On An Ordinary Citizen

- « What is crime? » is the general question of this class but also the principal inquiry for my final paper. First of all, I search to understand the meaning of the crime not in order to prevent or fight crime in the immediate future, but I search for the reply to the question, Why some of us ( become) are criminals, and some are not, in case of being ( finding themselves) in the same conditions. Which are the guidelines and the rules limitation, as well as the psychologic explanations of the possibles factors, which will lead someone to commit a crime....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Criminology]

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The Role of Media on Aggression

- Overview of Literature Review A review of spectator aggression research will be examined in this study. Two separate research studies indicated that spectator aggression was swayed by media propaganda. In one study the much heated anticipation of rival teams drew more fan perceived violence than the non-rival teams. In a similar study where fans perceived more violence in scripted play versus unscripted play also highlighted media’s influence. Whereas, “scripted” violence being the violence mostly planned and composed....   [tags: sports, acceptance of aggression]

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Taxpayer 's Best Chance For Recovery For His Injuries Against The Bongo

- Joe Taxpayer can make claims for recovery for his injuries against the Bongo, the City of Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Does and its owners, and the National Basketball Association (NBA). Taxpayer’s best chance of recovery against all possible defendants will be based on theories of negligence. Determinations of liability under negligence will be fact intensive and likely by left to a jury to decide. Although placing a chance of recovery on a jury is unpredictable, it is likely that Taxpayer will be successful in his claims of negligence against Bongo and the Milwaukee Bucks but unsuccessful in any claim against the City of Milwaukee....   [tags: Tort law, Tort, Common law, Reasonable person]

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Feminism, Sexism, Patriarchy, And Patriarchy

- Feminist speculations can be traced back to the 1300’s, where women, often, were expected to follow traditional, gendered norms. Margery Kempe is a representation that presents how women were objectified. In correlation to the second feminist wave, the idea of misogyny and patriarchy concepts, can be interpreted through the anti-patriarchal woman, Margery, who serves as a critical spectator throughout her novel. Kempe is portrayed as a hysteria woman that elaborates the misogyny, patriarchy and norms in the Middle age time....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, Feminism]

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Constructing Fantasy in Hitchcock's Vertigo

- Constructing Fantasy in Hitchcock's Vertigo The amount of critical analysis surrounding Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo is itself dizzying, but as the film has recently been restored, it seems appropriate to provide it with a fresh critical reading. The purpose of this paper then, is to draw this film out of the past with a reading that offers not only a new way of understanding it, but a close look at the culture that produced it. Specifically, Vertigo offers its most exciting ideas when contextualized in a culture of consumerism....   [tags: Alfred Hitchcock Vertigo Essays]

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Analysis of Still Life with Apples and Oranges by Paul Cezanne

- This assignment will provide an analysis of the Modernist artwork of Paul Cezanné's, Still-Life with Apples and Oranges (c.1899) within the art movement of Impressionism. The analysis will be based upon the aesthetic and ideological underpinnings of the avant-garde. This will be done with reference to the writings of Charles Harrison and Clement Greenberg. Firstly, Modernism and the avant-garde will be discussed as defined by Harrison and Greenberg as the introduction to the discussion of the chosen artwork of Cezanné, followed by the analysis of the artwork with reference to the writings and how Cezanné's artwork and artistic characteristics and personal views attribute to Still-Life with A...   [tags: charles harrison, modernis, painting, artwork]

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The Truman Show vs Rear Window

- What are the issues of watching and voyeurism in film. The intention of this essay is to discuss both films (The Truman Show, 1998 and Rear Window, 1954) alongside established theoretical criticism (Laura Mulvey and Norman K. Denzin) in an attempt to demonstrate how the issues of watching and voyeurism, as seen in todays mainstream Hollywood cinema, both engages and entices the spectator and to look at how the definition of the voyeur has changed. Before entering into a discussion about voyeurism in Rear Window and The Truman Show, an understanding of what is meant by ‘the dynamics of voyeurism’ in film must be attempted....   [tags: film, movie, compare, contrast]

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How Mother Courage And Her Children

- In order to discuss how Mother Courage and her Children is a piece of epic theatre, I must first define it. Roland Barthes stated “In epic theatre (which proceeds by successive tableaux) all the burden of meaning and pleasure bears on each scene, not on the whole. At the level of the play itself, there is no meaning, no maturation: there is an ideal meaning (given straight in every tableau), but there is no final meaning, nothing but a series of segmentations, each of which possesses a sufficient demonstrative power.” Brecht has said that it can best be described by Döblin who “provided an excellent criterion when he said that with an epic work, as opposed to a dramatic, one can as it were...   [tags: Bertolt Brecht, Epic theatre, Theatre]

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The Nature Of The Challenges Site Specific Theatre Presents

- In this essay I will be exploring the nature of the challenges Site-Specific theatre presents. It is ever growing as a genre with practitioners such as Punchdrunk and Station House Opera leading the way in the UK, as performances not set in conventional theatre buildings are becoming increasingly popular. Conventional theatres provide a comfortable performance arena with unspoken rules an audience adheres to, as explored by Nicolas Bourriaud in Relational Aesthetics suggesting that ‘forms, patterns and functions’ of artistic activity ‘develop and evolve according to periods and social contexts’ (Bourriaud, 1998, p1 )....   [tags: Performance, Performing arts, Theatre]

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Economics Of Sport During Thi Time

- Economics of sport during thi time was likely a driving factor for Hanlan and Gaudaur 's antics. The cycle of exclusion in England existed because the empowered elites created and maintained it – no such exclusion was established in Canadian rowing, providing employment for labourous working class athletes. It is estimated that Hanlan 's worth (from both direct prizes, and betting earnings) would be in the range of 10-20 million dollars in today 's currency. In terms of a career, Riess criticized the perception of sport as an opportunity for social mobility in this time period, though his focus is on the iterations of Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Football League (NFL)....   [tags: Professional sports, Amateur sports]

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American Beauty by Sam Mendes

- American Beauty by Sam Mendes This essay has problems with formating      In American Beauty, 1999, directed by Sam Mendes, we are confronted with the permeating images that have consumed mainstream American life. Mendes exploits these images as constructions that we created around ourselves as a means of hiding our true selves. Mendes is able to implicate us in the construction and make us active viewers by exploiting our voyeuristic nature. In American Beauty Mendes uses the voyeuristic tendencies of the spectator to acknowledge the permeating constructed images....   [tags: Film Movies]

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Feminism, By Margery Kempe

- Who knew that Margery could set an example for women in the Middle age time. Feminist speculations can be traced back to the 1300’s, where women, often, were expected to follow traditional, gendered norms. Margery Kempe is a representation that presents how women were objectified. In correlation to feminism, the idea of misogyny and patriarchy concepts can be interpreted through the anti-patriarchal woman, Kempe, who serves as a critical spectator through her novel. Kempe is portrayed as a hysterical woman that endures through the misogynistic, patriarchy and traditional norms in the Middle age time society....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Misogyny, Woman]

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Fan Violence: Whos To Blame?

- “These people want to hurt you. It’s frightening. You feel like you’re in a cage out there”. Reggie Smith, (Berger, 1990). Spectator violence at sporting events has been recorded throughout history. People who have power over the events, often team owners, indirectly influence the amount of spectator violence by encouraging the factors contributing to violence, in order to benefit themselves. Sale of alcohol, encouraging crowd intensity, creating rivalries, and targeting social groups, are factors affecting the degree of spectator violence and can be proven to be influenced by the owner’s actions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cinema of Attractions: The Features of 1906 Cinema

- According to Gunning (1986), spectacle dominates narrative in the early film-making industry (p. 59), whilst this is the most significant feature in the conception of “cinema of attraction”. When film-making is still at the exploration stage, attempting to play with the new technology and produce films of different genres, most of the works before 1906 present the characteristics of “cinema of attractions” introduced by Gunning. Cinema pre-1906 attempts to show the actuality or perform directly and explicitly to the spectators, instead of narrating a story....   [tags: film-making, cinema, camera position]

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The Importance of Narrative Scripts through Being John Malkovich

- Being John Malkovich turns the ideas of screen theory into a narrative in order to draw criticism on spectatorship, and break down concepts such as the male gaze and the cinematic apparatus. In the beginning of the film, Craig is living in the Imaginary, spending hours with his art. Lotte suggests to him that he should go out and find a real job, which he does at Lester Corp. But the Imaginary that Craig lives in is stable compared to the “real” world, or the Symbolic, where everything is seemingly off or strange....   [tags: apparatus, male gaze, spectatorship]

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Sexual Difference and Looking Through the Eyes of Mulvey, Penley, and Hitchcock

- Even though Mulvey presents some intriguing points on how psychoanalysis affects the way gender is viewed in regards to the look, her writing is restricted and one-dimensional in comparison to Constance Penley’s article, “Feminism, Film Theory, and the Bachelor Machines” (1985). Penley begins by focusing on the idea of the “bachelor machine:” a practice used from approximately 1850-1925 where “numerous artists, writers, and scientists imaginatively or in reality constructed anthropomorphized machines to represent the relation of the body to the social, the relation of sexes to each other, the structure of the psyche, or the workings of history.” It is a perpetually moving, self-sufficient s...   [tags: feminism, film theory, bachelor machines]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Thanatopsis Of Emily Dickinson '

- The Thanatopsis of Emily Dickinson Li Ke School of Foreign Languages, CWNU, Nanchong, China, 637009 Abstract: Emily Dickinson is the greatest female poet in American literature who leaves a large number of questions to the researchers. She wrote about 1775 poems in her whole life. In these works, there are more than 500 of them concerned about “death”. In this essay we will talk about the thanatopsis of Emily Dickinson in her work. We will talk about the thanatopsis from three aspects: the classification, the thanatopsis in her works and the cause of her thanatopsis....   [tags: Poetry, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Writing]

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Man's Dark Nature in Film

- From the beginning of cinema to the present day, Hollywood has had a morbid fascination with the dark, shadowy side of society. This is reflected in many films of the past, inherently most evident in the German expressionistic films of the 1920’s and 30’s. In a sense, society’s fascination with the macabre stems from their fears and anxieties. Thus, allowing filmmakers and storytellers to toy with their fears and horrify them like a terrible nightmare that comes to life. Most people in today’s society have a fear of the unknown, this can stem from natural factors like growing old and dying to such terrifying abnormal factors that may be real or not....   [tags: Film Analysis ]

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My Experience At High School

- For as long as I can remember, I have been involved in many sports. I tried out my fair share of sports from cheerleading to basketball and everything in between. Up until graduating for high school, I only knew what it was like to be the one participating in the sport. After this chapter of my life, known as sports, was over, I learned how different it was to be a spectator rather than a participant. Growing up through elementary school through high school, I was always involved in basketball....   [tags: High school, College, Middle school, Basketball]

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Sports, Games, and Pastimes of the Elizabethan Era

- The sports, games, and pastimes of the time of Shakespeare have not just been set aside and paid no attention to, but they have been effectively abandoned and omitted. The Elizabethan hobbies have been thoroughly overshadowed by many modern sports such as baseball, football, soccer, hockey, and an abundant amount of other games. The 16th century English pastimes included many activities that were impeccable examples of both simplicity and amusement intertwined. With all of these amusing yet transparent games, the era was most acknowledged for theater- a prominent art that is still valued today....   [tags: Inhumane, Bloody]

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Soccer Is A Sport?

- Watching the sport or playing the sport, Soccer, popularly called football, is a sport that is captivating to the eye. If I was asked to describe soccer to a person with no knowledge about the sport well this is what I would say, the game of soccer is more sophisticated than the average sport. This is the only sport where physicality is not the only factor that influences the game. Not only that, soccer is the only sport apart from the Olympics that makes the world put aside their difference and unit for a cause....   [tags: Association football, Game, Video game console]

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How did Brecht make use of character and audience in order to successfully relay his socio-political messages?

- Bertolt Brecht was a renowned German theatre practitioner and dramatist whose works are credited as having been at the leading edge of 20th century theatre. Being a socialist-Marxist, Brecht he was deeply concerned with the society in which he lived, and so desired to change the way people both thought and acted towards their fellow man. His concept of the Epic Theatre sought to dramatically change the way in which theatre is to be performed, opposing many of the 19th century dramatic conventions outlined for the ‘well-made play’....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Realism and Film Form

- The Ancient Egyptian Art is regarded as an icon of greatness. More than imposing a culture, it suggests the genuine wish to seek immortality. The mummy complex, as Bazin refers to , constitutes the ground of what is known as “civilization”, and eventually art, and what translates into human’s metaphysical desire to perpetuate existance beyond death. The argument of immortality as a determination for ancient and modern art as well as civilastion is developed by Stephen Cave in his book “Seeking immortality” through four narrative paths, for which he establishes the following starting point: All living things seek to perpetuate themselves into the future, but humans seek to perpetuate themselv...   [tags: cinematography, movie making]

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When Being On A Team

- When being on a team it is a great way to make new friends. When you are not an athlete you can still make friends but sometimes it can be harder, when on a team you learn to work together and you learn about each other. While not on a team it takes more time to learn about each other. People have always found a way to make friends no matter what. Spectators can always judge others that have more going on in their lives. People who are on the side of the court or field always have dreamed that they could be out there or wish they could go back in time and be out there....   [tags: Debut albums, 2008 singles, Want, Need]

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John Rupert Martin's "Baroque"

- This book by John Rupert Martin is a good introductory book in the understanding of Baroque artists and their tremendous variety. Martin defines the Baroque characteristics, but only very broadly leaving a significant amount of room for the reader to make his own deductions. In general, Martin believes that the typical definitions of the Baroque are "too restrictive and hence likely to create more problems of classification and interpretation than it solves." Even the time of the Baroque is left open to the reader when Martin says the Baroque is roughly comprehended by the seventeenth century....   [tags: Artists]

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The Creation of Excitement in Sports Commentaries

- ... In the Farah example, this is partly achieved using deixis, which involves “a variety of… grammatical features tied directly to the circumstances of utterance” (Levinson 1983:54). The terms can only be interpreted using contextual knowledge, as they have no fixed reference and are dependent on the situation. By using words like “there” (e.g. line 8), “here” (9) and “this” (e.g. line 25), the commentator is reinforcing audience co-presence as such language can only be understood if the addressees share a contextual environment....   [tags: london olympics, tv coverage]

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Film Bodies: Genre, Gender and Excess

- Film scholar and gender theorist Linda Williams begins her article “Film Bodies: Genre, Gender and Excess,” with an anecdote about a dispute between herself and her son, regarding what is considered “gross,” (727) in films. It is this anecdote that invites her readers to understand the motivations and implications of films that fall under the category of “body” genre, namely, horror films, melodramas, (henceforth referred to as “weepies”) and pornography. Williams explains that, in regards to excess, the constant attempts at “determining where to draw the line,” (727) has inspired her and other theorists alike to question the inspirations, motivations, and implications of these “body genre”...   [tags: Linda Williams, film, gross]

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The Male Gaze of Film and the Passive Glance of TV

- Theorist Laura Mulvey is notorious for her claims about the nature of cinematic enjoyment. In “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”, she concludes that a spectator experiences two main pleasures in viewing conventional Hollywood films: (1) a voyeuristic pleasure, constituted from considering a female figure in an objectified, sexual way, and (2) a narcissistic pleasure, arising from identification with a male protagonist and his ‘gaze’. (Mulvey 62) Central to her argument is Mulvey’s emphasis on the voyeuristic quality of the viewer’s ‘gaze’: it is an erotic look of power and of objectification, held from a distance, based on the fetishization of the female body....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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Soap Operas and Reality TV Dating Shows

- Relationship Between Soap Operas and Reality TV Dating Shows Tania Modleski’s “The Search for Tomorrow in Today’s Soap Operas” proposes that the unique appeal and function of soap opera lies in (a) the viewer’s ability to inhabit the text’s prescribed spectatorial position of ‘the good mother’, and (b) use the archetypal ‘villainess’ to displace one’s own repressed anger and powerlessness. It can be argued, using Modleski’s analytical perspectives on the interpellated spectatorial positions of soap operas, that a new genre of television programs (namely the reality dating shows) function in a similar way....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays]

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The Wealth Of Nations By Adam Smith

- Adam Smith is known as one of the fathers of economics. He is most known for his profound ideas and theories on capitalism presented in his book the Wealth of Nations. Around ten years prior to him finishing the Wealth of Nations he released the Theory of Moral Sentiments, less referred to in relation to political economics, but equally as important. Both books should be read together to have a deeper understanding of Smith’s economic theories and his understanding of humans as social beings. Although the books have a somewhat lengthy time separation and are sometimes referred to as younger Smith and later, more mature Smith; it is necessary to read both books....   [tags: Adam Smith, Economics, Capitalism]

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The Attack Of Osama Bin Laden

- Fifteen long years ago on September 11, 2001 a terrorist attack occurred in Manhattan, New York, New York; Arlington County Virginia; and the proximity of Shanksville, Pennsylvania, destroying national monuments and taking the lives of approximately 3,000 American civilians. In reaction to these attacks the United States invaded Afghanistan and began the U.S. War in Afghanistan. The main objective by doing to was to annihilate al-Qaeda, which is a global Sunni-Islamic military founded by Osama Bin Laden, and remove the Taliban which is an Islamic political movement within the country....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, September 11 attacks, Taliban]

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Editing Techniques Used By Georges Melies

- Art can be traced to the pre-historic era; it has evolved from pre-historic art to contemporary art. Over the centuries art has changed and taken various forms, under this huge spectrum comes Film. which is rather a new form of art. It has become a means of creative expression as well as performing the purposes of mass media such as providing the audiences with information, transmission of culture and amusement. The aim of the essay is to look at early cinema and compare and contrast between the editing techniques used by various filmmakers....   [tags: Film, Film editing, Film theory, Art]

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How Arts Can Help Students Improved Different Areas Of Education

- Throughout time different forms of art had conveyed various meanings to many people. Whereas some people like to feel and create art in all of its forms for just admiration and/or inner enjoyment, some others separate themselves by focusing on finding or constructing a meaning that the own author or creator intended to communicate and disperse to society. Nevertheless, one thing that brings these very different types of people together, making them share one same idea, is that art is a very important aspect of our everyday life and that it should be exercised for the benefit and achievement of the full human potential....   [tags: Art, Music, Comics, Emotion]

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Dramatic Shift in Live Performance Strategies Within Digital Environments

- Initial Title: Dramatic shift in Live Performance strategies within digital environments Alternative titles: -Evaluating performance methodologies through the use of different media -Synchronicity of visual and stage mediums and their impact on performance Questions to explore: 1. The use of alternative media within the structure of live performance in order to represent parralel realities 2. The concept of space and time of the different mediums. 3. People’s perception of reality has changed....   [tags: Performing Arts]

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The Therapeutic Theater

- Ways of Knowing, Modes of Acting": The Therapeutic Theater world ratLife, as it is represented through various media, has a brainwashing effect on the spectator: he consumes a fabricated her than producing one of his own. The unconscious is constantly repressed, while the conscious is force fed images which basely appeal to the controlled linear processes of the brain. Psychiatrist C.G. Jung writes: "The source of numerous psychic disturbances and difficulties occasioned by man's progressive alienation from his instinctual foundation, i.e., by his uprootedness and identification with his conscious knowledge of himself, by his concern with consciousness at the expense of the unconscious....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Song of Myself by Walt Whitmas

- Most people awake to a daily routine, in which they keep eyes dazed staring at the pavement they walk on yet so easily ignore. Usually, these same people go about their business with no more than a passing glance towards their fellow man. However, there is an enigmatic few that are more than mere pawns in the game of existence. They are passionate spectators who take in their surroundings with every sense. They rejoice in the vastness of the electric crowd and become one with it. By all means, these few can be called ‘idle city men’ or, according to Charles Baudelaire’s 1863 essay “The Painter of Modern Life”, they are flâneurs....   [tags: American Flaneur, painter of modern life]

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Deviance in the World of Sports

- Introduction There have been many studies geared towards sports, and sports violence or deviance. Many theorists contemplate what causes athletes to be violent. Within sports there are various types of violence such as player on player, coach and fan violence. When professional athletes act violently on or off the field it leaves an impression on the viewers in our world of entertainment. There are many forms of deviance in sports. Professional sports are valued greatly in our entertainment industry....   [tags: violent athletes]

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The Lives of Others

- ‘Das Leben der Anderen’ (The Lives of Others) is a striking example of how a director can convey narrative links within a film by employing various styles and film techniques. The Lives of Others relies upon these visual means to assist with the telling of the story as much as it relies upon the script. In this selected sequence of the film, several narrative links are drawn here to form the conclusion of ‘Operation Lazlo’. These narrative links are further cemented by Donnersmarck’s use of various lighting styles, diegtic and non-diegtic sound, revealing camera shots and intricate mise-en-scene....   [tags: Film Analysis, Techniques, Style]

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Roland Barthes’ Camera Lucida

- This book is a note written by Roland Barthes to record the dialectical way he thought about the eidos(form, essence, type, species) of Photographs. Roland Barthes was a French literary theorist, philosopher, linguist in his lifetime, but surprisingly he was not a photographer. As Barthes had a belief that art works consists with signs and structures, he had investigated semiotics and structuralism. However, through Camera Lucida, he realized the limitation of structuralism and the impression to analyze Photography with only semiotics and structuralism....   [tags: Book Review, Literary Analysis, Dialectical Ways]

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Violence in Sports

- Violence is defined as the use of excessive physical force, which causes or has obvious potential to cause harm or destruction to an individual. Violence in sports comes in many forms, and divides into social and cultural factors related to the sport ethic, gender ideology, the dynamics of social class and race, and the tactics used in sports. Violence in sports has gone too far because sports violence has become so severe in sports, that players are injured each years. However, in sports some violence has become entertaining for the fans and fans would begin their own violence around with other fans that support opposing teams to win....   [tags: Sports Violence ]

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Hitchcock’s Work at an Auteur in his Movie, Vertigo

- Hitchcock’s Work at an Auteur in his Movie, Vertigo Though complex and brilliantly written for its time, the plot of Alfred Hitchcock’s film, Vertigo, is only half of the genius behind it. Alfred Hitchcock’s unique presence as an auteur is truly what sets his films apart. There is symmetry to his shots that give the film an artistic feel, as if each frame were a painting. Many times, within this symmetry, Hitchcock places the characters in the center of the frame; or if not centered, then balanced by whatever else is adding density to the shot....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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The Role of Women in Screwball Comedy Films

- The Role of Women in Screwball Comedy Films Joan Wilder: You're leaving. You're leaving me?. Jack Colton: You're gonna be all right, Joan Wilder. Yea. You always were. Like a contemporary Dorothy, Romancing the Stone's Joan Wilder must travel to Columbia and survive incredible adventures to learn that she had always been a capable and valuable person. Romancing the Stone (Robert Zemeckis, 1984) is part of a series of 1980s action comedies that disrupted previous expectations for female heroines....   [tags: Movies]

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The Magician Behind the Magic

- Do you remember how David Copperfield makes the Statue of Liberty disappeared. Do you remember how he penetrated the Great Wall of China. And do you remember how a famous street magician David Blaine stayed in an ice tank without eating and drinking for seven days in the street of London. These famous magicians are great. However, we all know that magic is false, why the magicians are so successful. People might think that is because they are so fraudulent when they do a trick, they have a pair of extremely nimble and sensitive hand that even faster than our eyes....   [tags: magic, ]

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The Problem Of The Construction Of Brock Breached The Contract Pay The Final Balance Of ÂŁ 5000

- ACTG 2P40, Assignment No. 2 Question 1 The key questions in this action is whether the City of Brock breached the contract to pay the final balance of $5,000,000 to Mammoth Construction Inc. for the construction of 2 bridges for access from the downtown core to the facility, if the City of Brock can insist upon the replacement of the bridge decking and railings when the reduction in value of the spectator facility is insignificant and if the initial offer of Mammoth to complete the work for $50,000 affect the outcome....   [tags: Contract law, Contract, Breach of contract]

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A Brief Note On European Art Films Of The 1960s

- Film History from 1945-80s European art films of the 1960s are usually considered to represent a “new” type of woman—modern, sensual, complex, strong-willed, sympathetic, honest, liberated. Using at least two art films mentioned in the readings for weeks 6, 8, or 12, explore the representations of the main female characters. Are the women in the films of your choice “liberated” ones. If so, in what terms. liberated emotionally and sexually, liberated from society’s judgements, liberated from conventional judgment of worth according to man....   [tags: Woman, Female, Emotion, Gender]

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Psychological And Physical Impact Of Art On People

- This essay will out line the psychological and physical impact of art on people. The19th century polymath-physiologist, physicist and psychologist Hermann von Helmholts explained perceptions as “unconscious inferences” 1* and also as “school of thoughts” *2 are stating in his work. Furthermore he divided our vision on “active and passive”*3 accounts, where “active” account of perception is dominant. Helmholts describe “passive” perception as pice of visual information bringing from outside into our brain, where we do not need to be conclusive....   [tags: Color, Light, Visible spectrum]

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Patriarchal Structure of An Active Male Gaze

- In the early 1990s Laura Mulvey’s thesis concerning the patriarchal structure of an active male gaze has influenced feminist film critiques and Hollywood. Mulvey’s project is to use psychoanalysis to uncover the power of patriarchy in Hollywood cinema. Patriarchal influence upon cinema is found primarily in pleasure (pleasure in looking) or as Freud’s has put it, scopophilia. Mulvey suggests that it may be possible to create a new for of cinema due to the fact that patriarchy power to control cinematic pleasure has revealed....   [tags: Gender]

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The Romantic Notion of a Film Director

- The intention of this essay is to discuss the romantic notion of a film director who has etched their own cinematic vision into the body of their film work, and whether the theory and practice is dead and an infringement of the spectator’s imagination and is it the spectator who finds meaning in the film. I will be closely looking at critical material, primarily André Bazin and Roland Barthes and applying them to several case study films directed by Christopher Nolan including The Following (1998), The Prestige (2006) and Inception (2010), to examine whether Nolan possesses the qualities of an auteur and if so, does that imply an ideological view of what the auteur resembles or an artistic o...   [tags: Film Analysis ]

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Symbolism In Miss Brill, By Katherine Mansfield

- Miss Brill is a short fiction story written by Katherine Mansfield, which was first published in November 1920 in Athenaeum, an English literary magazine and then in Mansfield’s The Garden Party & Other Stories. The story takes place during a Sunday afternoon as an elderly woman enjoys her weekly visit to a French park. She enjoys watching others and sitting in on their lives, while the band plays in the gazebo. This story, written in the third person omniscient point of view, is told with a stream-of-consciousness narrative, as Miss Brill is revealed through her thoughts about others....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays]

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Why I Didn 't My Own Future?

- For a while after I graduated high school I lived like I was a spectator in my own life. I didn’t have very much direction or intention, so I began attending common core classes at my local community college in McKinney just so I would have something accomplished. I didn’t take any time to sit down and think over my future or any of my goals, nor did I feel much motivation to. I couldn’t envision my own future past a few months. Then my sister lost her first child to a rare genetic disorder called triploidy....   [tags: College, Higher education, High school]

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Analyzing Walter Horatio Pater´s Aesthetic Criticism

- Walter Horatio Pater gives art critic’s some very pertinent advice about what constitutes true beauty in aestheticism in the overall schema of good art criticism. He describes beauty as being something that has no formula, that it is something we find through our own experiences, impressions, and senses; through this we can, according to Pater, “see the object as in itself it really is.” Thus, with this idea in mind, art critics should find the source of what sparked their interest in the first place, that being the impression of beauty and pleasure....   [tags: aestheticism, criticism, beauty, ]

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Defining The Broad Scope of Artist

- What is art. As I continue to develop my skills and contemplate their purpose, my initial analysis has not only shifted, but expanded in complexity. Acquired through our growth into modernism, art has manifested a certain dependence on theoretical discourse. German Philosopher Arnold Gehlen proposes that art’s ‘need for explanation’ is derived from its ‘difficulty’ or otherwise inaccessibility to the public; implying that although art is always human, human is not always artist. The exclusivity of the art-world supports this notion as it is categorized and defined by a hierarchal pattern of thought development: from initial Spectator, to Theorist, to Artist – in a sense, paralleling the core...   [tags: nature, bias, language]

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Violence as Displacement: The Erotic Gaze in Gladiator and Fight Club

- Violence as Displacement: The Erotic Gaze in Gladiator and Fight Club On the screen, two men writhe and grapple on the cold concrete floor. One man on top, holding the other from behind in a chokehold that causes the man on the bottom to succumb to the more powerful man. The dialogue by the narrator states that, “Sometimes all you could hear were the flap, hard packing sounds over the yelling, or the wet choke when someone caught their breath and sprayed” (Fight Club). The soundtrack consists of a few notes repeated over and over again in a steady rhythm to the action that is happening on the screen....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Media´s Side on Drone Warfare

- Drone warfare may only interest those who are knowledgeable of the laws and ethics of international military affairs. The media portrays drone warfare as extrajudicial killings, the killings of a person by governmental authorities without the sanction of any judicial proceeding, acted by The U.S. President. However, the media does not acknowledge that the target audience is limited in size. “Obama’s Drone War” is an opinionated article in The American Spectator, a right-wing site, written by Conor Friedersdorf....   [tags: strikes, articles, language]

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The Benefits of Home Schooling

- The homeschooling is a controversial topic as many have very different ideas on what they want for their children. The idea to opt for homeschooling originated in the 70s in parts of Europe but at passage of time it has spread throughout the world, now more than half million American boys and girls and about ten thousand. British do not attend public school or private school because their parents have come to the conclusion that at home can get a good education. At least as good as they could receive if they go to school (Sandra M....   [tags: education, socialized, university]

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The Great Wave Off Kanagawa

- Over the course of Japanese history, arguably, no artist is more famous for their works than Katsushika Hokusai. During his 88 years of life, he produced over 30,000 pieces of artwork, and heavily influenced Western styles of art. His most famous piece was created around 1831, a Japanese styled piece titled, The Great Wave off Kanagawa. This piece has stood as a defining piece of artwork in the Japanese culture for over 180 years, analyzed by students and authors for the interpretations filling the paper....   [tags: The Great Wave off Kanagawa, Japan, Mount Fuji]

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An Ideal Society in John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice

- John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice presents an ideal society based on several simple principles. While the system Rawls suggests is well constructed, it is not without its flaws. I will now attempt to explain Rawls’ idea of Justice as Fairness and explain where the system fails. John Rawls presents a theoretical state of human nature which he refers to as the original position. In this original position, everyone must come to together to form a good society, one in which everyone is treated fairly....   [tags: veil of ignorance, fairness, selfish]

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Female Sexual Arousal Disorder and Male Erectile Disorder

- Female sexual arousal disorder and male erectile disorder consist of the two disorders of excitement. Female arousal disorder involves the inability to attain or maintain lubrication or genital swelling during sexual activity. Male erectile disorder involves the inability to attain or maintain an erection during sexual activity. Female arousal disorder is often paired with orgasmic disorder. Biological causes of male erectile dysfunction include hormonal imbalances, vascular problems, “damage to the nervous system as a result of diabetes, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, kidney failure, or treatment by dialysis” (Comer, 2013, p....   [tags: disorders of excitement]

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The Effect of Viewing Varying Levels and Contexts of Violent Sports

- 1. Raney, A. A., & Depalma, A. J. (2006). The Effect of Viewing Varying Levels and Contexts of Violent Sports Programming on Enjoyment, Mood, and Perceived Violence. Mass Communication & Society, 9(3), 321–338. doi:10.1207/s15327825mcs0903_4 The first two article were probably the most useful in my current study. They both were about media’s influence in aggression in sports. It’s turned to be a difficult task finding articles that included media influence on sports. Both articles also gave me lots of leads to other research on the subject....   [tags: media influence, sports violence, fanatics]

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Meaning Mishaps and the True Meaning of Art

- Have you ever been confused about the purpose or meaning behind a certain piece of art. In my opinion, art is viewed many different ways. The artist will create a piece of art with a certain intended meaning, but it will most likely not be viewed in that way. When a spectator views a piece of art, they take into account their past experiences, and since everyone has gone through different things, their interpretations are different, as you can imagine. The nature of art is created when the artist intends one thing, but the spectator sees the art differently; and therefore changes the meaning when they spread their personal opinions....   [tags: art, misinterpretation, ]

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The "Ebony Antelope" Gallops of Aryan Superiority

- Berlin was the heart of Weimar Germany, and it was renowned for being a “happy and clean city” (Large 255.) On May 13 of 1931, The IOC (International Olympic Committee) awarded the 1936 Summer Games to Berlin. This was Germany’s return into the world after their defeat in World War I. In 1934, Adolf Hitler became the Fürher of Germany and ruled until 1945. The epicenter of Germany was being torn apart by Hitler’s adamant Anti-Semitic crusade. Thus, this led to a decrease in Berlin’s economical and intellectual sustenance due to the fact that the Jewish population accounted for the majority of it....   [tags: nazi, hitler, anti-semitic crusade]

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Exuberant Safari Holidays in Harae, Zimbabwe

- When someone says Africa, the first thing pop-up into your mind is the image of dense forests filled with dangerous and wild creatures and animals, wildlife safari, off-road driving and many tremendously exciting things, if you picture the same image on the name of Africa, you must be thinking of Harare. The wild and captivating city of Zimbabwe that has made its name by the key feature of Africa in travel world offering nothing but exciting and exuberant experiences of wildlife in Africa that offers tons of holidaymakers to enjoy the best time in adventurous forests with cheapest airline ticket to Harare from London....   [tags: forests, safaris, sanctuary]

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The Flawed King in Shakespeare's Henry V

- The Flawed King in Shakespeare's Henry V To turn Henry V into a play glorifying war or a play condemning war would be to presume Shakespeare's intentions too much. He does both of these and more in his recount of the historical battle of Agincourt. Although Shakespeare devotes the play to the events leading to war, he simultaneously gives us insight into the political and private life of a king. It is this unity of two distinct areas that has turned the play into a critical no man's land, "acrimoniously contested and periodically disfigured by opposing barrages of intellectual artillery" (Taylor 1)....   [tags: Henry IV Henry V Essays]

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