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The True Artisans of Japanese Artifact Swords

- Technology has steadily evolved to develop more innovative and productive techniques in the making of various crafts. In addition to enhancing the quality of products, the ability to create them at a higher rate has been discovered. However, quality and quantity are usually inversely proportional to each other. In more recent times consumers have begun to desire Japanese artifacts. Most producers attempt to sate this desire through mass production. While this alternative may be inexpensive, it lacks the high quality that true artisans can deliver....   [tags: Japanese artifacts, Japan, art, swords,]

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Swords Into Plowshares

- Swords Into Plowshares The prophet Isaiah declared, “And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” (New International Version) This scripture is prominently displayed upon the walls of the United Nations in New York. The charter of the United Nations a document written with the purpose of promoting peace and the endeavor to avoid another world war....   [tags: Communism]

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Gandhi : The Clash Of Swords

- The clash of swords; the twang of bowstrings. The whistle of bullets. Bodies span the ages and litter the lands of the nations. Their blood cries from the ground upon which they fell, calling for vengeance on the governments and societies that so wronged them. This was the pattern that existed since the beginning of time, until the world met one man. With one mission. Now, there are generations upon generations that will never forget him. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” (“Mahatma Gandhi Quotes”)....   [tags: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Nonviolence]

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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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Swords

- Swords The sword was the predominant weapon of the knight during the Middle Ages. According to the Arms and Armor Glossary, "Swords have a long tapered, usually two edged blade ranging from 32" to more than 72" In length ending in a point which was sometimes, but not always, used for thrusting." Knights used swords in battle because they were very light. In weight, ranging from 3-5 pounds. The first metal swords were made of bronze, but later they were crafted of iron. From the period of the sixth century until the fifteenth century the most popular weapon for both knights and squires was the broadsword....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Sarah and Vashti: The Queen of Cups vs The Queen of Swords

- I once heard a rabbi compare life to a game of poker. That certainly captivated my attention, because who would ever imagine a religious figure draw a connection between life and gambling. When we are born, G-d deals us a hand of cards, with each one determining aspects of our being, such as what kind of family we are born into, where we live, what our talents are, and what exactly we are meant to struggle with. We cannot trade our hand for anyone else’s, so we have to play the best game we can with what we are dealt....   [tags: religious beliefs and history]

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Types of Cool Weapons and Armor in the Medieval Ages

- At the beginning of the Middle Ages, battle was still fought by men usually with swords, spears, and axes because they fought so close to each other. In medieval times, there were many different weapons, which were used for many different reasons. Some reasons would be for war, hunting, farming and building. The same types of materials were used, but they designed into different types of weapons and armor. As you read, you will learn how as time pasted that either the armor or the weapons changed to be more protective and or more powerful....   [tags: swords, catapults, crossbows, spears]

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From Swords to Ploughshares

- Meritex Enterprises Inc. was successful recognizing and satisfying stakeholders (2010) interests in the company by diversifying into three core businesses involving warehousing, third-party logistics, and facilities modernization. The mechanisms available to senior leadership were the diversification strategies to expand business. The newly elected CEO and Chairman, Paddy McNeely’s implementation of the related diversification strategy enabled him to restructure the company, by negotiating buyout of the management company, Space Center Enterprises....   [tags: Meritex Enterprises Inc]

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Swords to Ploughshares : The Social Causes of Violence

- Human beings aren’t killing each other as much as we used to. Violent crimes such as murders, rapes, assaults etc. are on a statistical decline, not just in the United States, but on a global average as well. While still far from that ideal utopia mankind dreams of, we have come a long way since the days of World Wars, rampant racism, and wonton infliction of agony. Have we just grown bored of all pillaging and raping. Are we now realizing that violence is not the answer but the problem. Or have men like Mahatma Gandhi and women like Arundhati Roy challenged our intellect and ushered us onto the path of peace....   [tags: violence, menatilty, disobedience, peace]

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Medieval Weaponry

- Soldiers in medieval Europe used a variety of weapons. A soldier's choice of armor depended on the time during which he lived, the type of fighting he did, and his economic situation. For hand-to-hand combat soldiers typically used swords, axes, clubs, and spears. Crossbows, bows, and javelins served as projectiles for most of the medieval period, though firearms had begun to appear toward the end of the era. Siege weapons such as catapults helped armies break into castles and towns. Many soldiers wore armor to protect them from opponents' weapons....   [tags: weapons, knights, swords]

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The Civil War And War

- The Civil War took place April 12, 1861 all the way to May 9, 1865. The war was between the Union and the Confederate States of America. The Civil War resulted in the death of more than 620,000, with millions more injured. The Civil War was a big war that was made up of a number of different wars, all throughout the years; the “mini-wars” all took place at different locations, but together they did make up the Civil War. Today, the Civil War and it’s soldiers leave behind many different artifacts and pieces of history, many of which are the original weapons from the Civil War....   [tags: Gun, Weapon, Artillery, Infantry]

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Japanese Katana

- A popular ancient Japanese saying states that “The sword is the soul of the warrior.” (Buchanan 120) The warrior in the proverb pertains to the samurai of feudal Japan and the sword refers to their most prominent weapon, the Katana. An ancient blade made through a complicated forging process, the Katana is truly a work of art. Also known as the Japanese long sword or the samurai sword, the Katana is a curved, single-edged blade with ridges along its exterior. It is primarily used as a weapon to cut down or slash its foes (Robinson 28)....   [tags: Art, Sword, Samurai]

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Changes of Weaponry and Warfare during the Middle Ages

- Changes of Weaponry and Warfare during the Middle Ages During the Middle Ages, or also known as the Medieval Ages, change was a major part of that period. Europe was watching war become much different. In the older times, a few thousands of troops were considered a large army. Nowadays, nobody has ever seen such size of an army with such variety in weapons including guns, munitions, and artillery that were all developed during that period. Besides, it was obvious that the face of warfare was changing by the end of the fifteenth century....   [tags: Military History]

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Beowulf And The Anglo Saxon Culture

- Weaponry: The Significance in Beowulf and The Anglo-Saxon Culture In this essay, I will uncover the countless insights that can be learned about the characters in Beowulf, as well as the society as a whole, based on the weapons chosen to use in battle by the characters. During the Anglo-Saxon time, roughly between 400 and 1066, the most precious weapon someone could own was a sword. Although it is not certain when, and by whom, Beowulf was written; many people believe it was composed in the middle to end of the Anglo-Saxon period....   [tags: Beowulf, Combat, Anglo-Saxons, Weapon]

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Beowulf And The Anglo Saxon Period

- In this essay, I will uncover the countless insights that can be learned about the characters in Beowulf, as well as the society as a whole, based on the weapons the characters choose to use in battle. During the Anglo-Saxon time, roughly between 400 and 1066, swords were considered the most precious weapon someone could own. Although it is not certain who wrote Beowulf, and when, many people believe it was composed in the middle to end of the Anglo-Saxon period. Analyzing the different weapons, and significance of each, in Beowulf, and comparing them to the weaponry at the time, provides the readers with a great deal of insight into the society during this period....   [tags: Beowulf, Combat, Anglo-Saxons, Hroðgar]

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Warfare and Weapons Throughout History

- The thing we know most about the medieval times are the weapons which are generally known as made of metal, and designed for close combat. There are also ranged weapons, siege weapons and other weapons, but were not as common among people in the medieval times. A common perception that people have today when they think about medieval weapons is axes and swords, castles and catapults. You may think that the weapons of the medieval age were very simple and low-tech, but they were actually very dangerous if placed in the right hands....   [tags: close combat, king, knights]

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Quick Wit and Knowledge in War

- In the last 3500 years, only 230 years were without war and there was peace. War is a conflict that generally explains as excessive violent resistance. People lived a lot of wars in history with a lot of casualties and military loss. They sacrificed themselves to save their families, countries, religions and nations. Sometimes, they could win the battles sometimes, could not. They tried many tactics, strategies and varieties of ways to win wars. While they were trying new and novus tactics, they used their knowledge and quick wit....   [tags: War, Peace, Violence, World History]

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A Comparison of the Sword in Beowulf and in Other Anglo-Saxon Poems

- The Sword in Beowulf and in Other Anglo-Saxon Poems         Is the sword mentioned only in Beowulf or is it a common element in all Anglo-Saxon poetry. Is the sword described the same way as in Beowulf.   In “Beowulf and Archaeology” Catherine M. Hills states: “The most important weapon referred to in Beowulf is the sword” (305). In the poem lines 1557 ff. tell the poet’s description of the sword Beowulf finds in the mere:   Then he saw among the armor   a victory-bright blade made by the giants,                               an uncracking edge, an honor for its bearer,              the best of weapons, but longer and heavier                           than any othe...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Motif of Blades

- Many authors use symbolism to convey messages about society as a whole. One particular symbol which is trans-cultural and appears in much of literature is that of the blade. The blade in many cases embodies masculinity, honor, and courage. In the two stories “In a Grove” and Chronicle of a Death Foretold the authors use the motif of the blade to convey similar messages about the societies in which they take place. Both authors Akutagawa and Marquez use the motif to give an insight into views of honor and masculinity in the societies of Japan and Latin-American countries, respectively....   [tags: In a Grove, Chronicles of a Death Foretold]

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The Evolution of Weaponry

- When we hear the word “war”, we do not typically imagine soldiers fighting their enemies with spears, swords, or crossbows. Generally, we think of soldiers fighting with modern guns, cannons, and other different types of firearms. However, back in the ancient times, most soldiers only fought with various types of spears, swords, and axes. Back in these ancient times, no one had any idea about fire arms. In fact, firearms were not even invented until the 14th century in China, after their discovery of gunpowder in the 9th century (Firearms Tutorial, 2014.)....   [tags: war, enemies, modern guns]

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16th Century English Weapons

- 16th Century English Weapons During the 16th century England and much of Europe found itself in turmoil and in a constant state of war. The outbreak of fighting led to the invention and development of new weapons and the growth and change of weapons of old. The development of weapons was a trademark of the time, with a sort of renaissance, or re-birth in the field of weaponry (Miller). The technology was highlighted by the invention of gunpowder by the Chinese which eventually found its way to England (Grolier)....   [tags: Papers]

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A Study of Modern and Classical Fencing

- A Study of Modern and Classical Fencing Fencing is a method of personal expression and release. It is ultimatly a way of life for some. Nevertheless, this noble lifestyle is dying out. There are those who would convince others that classical fencing is a way of the past. In its place they would promote a sport that uses the same equipment and yet, is so different, that one cannot think of it in the same light. The controversy between these two poses the question "is Olympic fencing better than classical?"; A question that will require some research....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]

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Social Commentary on Love and Marriage in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin

- Pride and Prejudice Love and Marriage Jane Austen shows the readers within the first sentence what the plot and main theme of Pride and Prejudice is and what social ideas she plans on presenting through this novel. The first sentence of Pride and Prejudice stands as one of the most famous introductory lines in literature. It states, “it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife” (Austen 5). This statement puts the novel in motion by showing that the novel will deal with the pursuit of single wealthy men by various female characters....   [tags: social ideas, women, middle class]

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Betrayal in A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin

- Betrayal is to expose treachery or disloyalty to someone, and this behavior has been around with the human race for a long time. From ancient civilizations, to modern day politics, to literary works old and new, betrayal has been the answer for many different situation throughout time whether good or bad. Great examples of betrayal, deception and exaggeration are in the series of fantasy novels written by American novelist and screenwriter George R.R. Martin. The series of novels called “A Song of Ice and Fire” takes place on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos....   [tags: Ser Jaime Lannister, the wall]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Buried Treasure '

- Safa Akhter Beowulf’s Buried Treasure Poetry has an enormous influence on Anglo-Saxon literature. The art of poetry is an important part of Anglo-Saxon culture. The scop, or Anglo-Saxon oral poet, tells stories of behaviors for the tribe to strive for and bring them together. It was also used as a means of keeping the stories of the brave and noble warriors alive for generations to come. Symbols that the scops inserts into poems make them more participatory, because they would help liven up the language....   [tags: Beowulf, Heorot, Hroðgar, Grendel's mother]

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Mongol Wars And The Mongol Empire

- In 1207, a Tangut kingdom-Xi Xia-was marauded and soon subjugated; the ruler paying tribute and declaring himself vassal to a strange, new nomadic leader. The victorious army, the Mongols, was led by a cunning, vicious leader known as Chingghis Khan. Mongol war campaigns soon included, and trounced, the Jin Empire; subsequently, the Islamic world was taken by storm. As a small army, the Mongols never had the upper hand in battle due to size; instead, the Mongol warriors were masters of their armaments....   [tags: Mongol Empire, Genghis Khan, Mongols]

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The Role of The Knight

- During the Medieval era, lasting from the 5th century to the 15th century, warfare was considered a way of life. In warfare, the knights were recognized as one of the most powerful warriors on the battlefield. These knights, or mounted warriors, were considered deadly because they could move extremely fast and deal enormous damage to infantry by charging into them. Loyal only to their feudal lords, knights went on conquests, but also stayed in their castle defending their lords. This was important because in feudalism, the lord was at the top of the hierarchy....   [tags: Warfare]

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Beowulf Cheat Sheet

- 1. Weapons serve as the tools that the soldiers must use > to do their job: killing beasts or men without getting > killed. As a artist may be fond of his paintbrush, the > soldiers greatly cherish their weapons. Often a weapon is > valued for its pedigree. The author often interrupts action > to delve into a weapon’s previous owners and its history. > In the introduction, Burton Raffel states, “The important > tools, in this poem, are weapons: proven swords and helmets > are handed down from father to son, like the vital > treasures they were....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays]

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Critical Analysis of Romeo and Juliet

- Critical analysis of Romeo and Juliet This paper will compare the differences between Franco Zefferilli’s version and Baz Luhrmann’s version of Romeo and Juliet. The story of Romeo and Juliet is about two powerful households in Verona Italy; these households have had a grudge with each other for many years. During their fighting some how the son of the Montegues and the daughter of the Capulets fall in love with each other, and the family doesn’t like it at all. In 1968 Franco Zeffirelli released his version of Romeo and Juliet, and in 1996 Baz Luhrmann released his version of Romeo and Juliet....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses – Coronation Rituals

- Monarchs have long been viewed as fairy tales and myths since the beginning of time, but the reality is these people are very real and some still exist today. Often containing religious symbolism, these ceremonies are meticulously planned and executed and are, in large part, determined by the location of the monarchy. The act of coronation refers to the authorized inauguration or enthronement of the monarch and does not imply that this is a public event. These rituals often include the monarch taking special vows, acts of worship by the common population and possibly the performance of other deeds of ritualistic nature that likely may have some special significance to a given nation....   [tags: Culture ]

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Success of the Ancient Roman Empire

- Between approximately 509 BCE and the third century CE the Roman empire continually expanded and became one of the largest in history. While this expansion was due to many reasons, not the least of which was greed, to a great extent it was made possible because of Rome's overwhelming military and its combination of a democratic and republic government. (Lee) (Ferril) Many of Rome's successes were due to its highly trained and disciplined army. Rome's army became the best in the known world. The Roman army was organized into divisions of soldiers according to their social class....   [tags: World History]

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How the Roman Legion Revolutionized Warfare

- The Roman Empire was the greatest empire Europe had ever seen. To control such a large empire, a strong military is required. The Roman Legion was one of the most effective and advanced armies in history and fulfilled its duty to protect the Roman Empire, its citizens, and its emperors for nearly five-hundred years. It successfully conquered England, Spain, France, Greece, and much of the Middle East and Africa. They were able to accomplish this feat through modernizing old-fashioned ways of thought on warfare....   [tags: Romans, Warfare, war, military, ]

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The Anglo-Saxon Period: Weapons and Warriors

- ... Another weapon used during this time was the scramaseax, which was basically a single edge knife. Eight to fourteen inches was the typical length of a scramaseax. The guard is generally unimportant, or sometimes non-existent, but many of the early scramaseaxes had ornamental pommels, often boat-shaped or lobed. During the ninth century scramaseaxes started to become longer. These were more like a single edged sword than a knife. The blades of these scramaseaxes are between twenty two to thirty two inches long and were very heavy, capable of delivering a ghastly blow....   [tags: Story of Beowolf, literary analysis, review]

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Archaeological Evidence Against Mass Celtic Invasion

- To begin with, the spread of the La Tène art style from continental Europe to Ireland does not withstand scrutiny against its traditional use as evidence for a mass invasion of a Celtic La Tène people. For one thing, archaeologists in recent years have asserted the utter fallacy in assuming that the spread of a specific style in material culture necessarily indicates a population movement associated with that culture. In fact, this connection between race and material culture grew in popularity in the early 20th century, as the German archaeologist Gustaf Kossinna equated the expansion of La Tène art with an expansion of a Celtic people....   [tags: spread of La Tene, continental Europe]

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What A Night For A Gathering

- “What a night for a gathering. I see that tribes from all four corners have come. The stars are shinning bright, and Mars glows red in anticipation. War is coming, and soon will be its resolve. We, creatures of the night, have wasted away for far too long. We will get revenge on those hairless apes. They hunt and kill us, and if that’s not enough, they remove our homes from existence. Today, we stand and say ‘ENOUGH is ENOUGH’. Grab your swords of wood and resin. And grab your armor made by one of our great enemies, Wendy the Old Fashion Hamburger, who will fall just like the rest....   [tags: Hamburger, Burger King, Sneak King]

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Weaponry during the Elizabethan Period

- The weaponry during the Elizabethan period was the most advance weaponry known to the world. The most common weapons used were crossbows, longbows, war hammers, spears, early forms of pistol and cannons. With all this weaponry Europeans also needed armor, like chainmail and plate armor. Different types of weapons and the different kinds of armor were a key component to warfare during the Elizabethan period, in Europe. Long distance weapons were essential to European combat. The main long distance weapons used by Europeans during that time were the longbow and the crossbow....   [tags: History, Long Distance Weapon]

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Who were the Roman Gladiators?

- ... The gladiator games really took off when Julius Caesar became emperor. Instead of three pairs he used 300 pairs to entertain voters (types). The gladiators where divided in to groups or classes. There are three classes. The first one, The Elites, they were the top notch superstars of the gladiators. The second, was the Heavily Armored and the Lightly Armored, they were paired up against each other because it made for a good fight. The third class was the unusual group. They had unusual armor or weapons (types)....   [tags: Fighters, Combat]

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The origin of the Samurai

- The Samurai have always been fascinating to me. I remember seeing the Samurai portrayed in movies for as long as I have been watching television. As I got older and learned about the Samurai through history classes and television shows I became more intrigued. To learn of the impact they had and continue to have on Japanese culture amazes me. Some of their history is good and some of it is bad. They were a very honorable group of warriors but at the same time were also violent and unforgiving. Religion has had a major influence on the development of world civilization....   [tags: kamakura period, japanese]

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The Christian Crusades and Their Effect on the West

- The welting heat, full armor, horse mounted knights with lance and shield in hand, waited on the anticipation of the sound of a horn or wave of a flag to begin the tournament. This would indicate the commencement of the jousting event. A form of personnel combat in order to settle a variety of issues ranging from honor, rank, disputes and or overall prizes to the victor .These events were live, they had men dueling with lances on horseback even hand to hand combat with swords and shields. These were exhilarating events, the sounds, crashes and the echoes of the swords hammering their opponents shields, and the visual impact of the lances hitting there target and knocking there victims off th...   [tags: expansion, feudalism, violence]

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Samurai and Japanese Weaponry

- Japanese History Major Task The Samurai and Japanese Weaponry The samurai were the warriors for the shogun in the feudal times of Japan. The samurai were one of the highest ranked class. The samurai’s from Japan used a variety of weapons. Some were quite different in design and size and some were very similar. The variety of weapons had a variety of purposes. Most people know of the samurai sword and the shuriken or more commonly known as the ninja or throwing star. What most people don’t know is that there were a lot more then just those weapons....   [tags: Japan, Weapons, Warrior]

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Spanish versus Aztec Weaponry

- When the conquistadors were battling the Aztecs, weapons that were thousands of years apart were pitted against each other. The Spaniards had the best European steel available, as well as an early form of musket, while the Aztecs fought with weapons made from wood, rock, and copper.(Hassig, 1992) The machuahuitl, a razor sharp sword, the tematlatl, a sling, and the tlacochtli, an obsidian pointed spear, were all simplistic, but the Aztecs could cause remarkable damage with these weapons. Conquistadors were equipped with steel swords and lances, and horses made the cavalry remarkably effective in combat....   [tags: fighting forces in America, conquistadors]

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The Decade Long War

- Mark Atwood Lawrence’s study, The Vietnam War: A Concise International History, is about the changing of the French-Indochina conflict to America’s involvement in the war from 1954 to 1975. This book also went through each President of the United States that had to deal with the Vietnam War starting with Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, to Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. The different sources Lawrence used in The Vietnam War: A Concise International History helps bolster the argument for what Vietnamese peasants, Presidents, and American soldiers had to go through during this conflict on the 17th parallel....   [tags: The Vietnam war, international conflicts]

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Beowulf, By Seamus Heaney

- Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf captures the magnificent strength and glory of the hero Beowulf as he saves Hrothgar’s kingdom from the wrath of Grendel and his mother. In this section of the poem, Heaney retells Beowulf’s final fight, one with a treasure-hoarding dragon, as well as the last words he utters to his fellow warrior Wiglaf as he dies from the dragon’s venomous bite. The scene is an exuberant, almost chaotic display of great heroism and courage, however; it is also symbolic – Beowulf’s battle with the dragon, as well as his interaction with Wiglaf, illustrate the core beliefs and values of Anglo-Saxon culture, which include, but are not limited to honor, loyalty, fate, le...   [tags: Beowulf, Hero, Warrior, Courage]

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The Opening Scene to Baz Lurhman's Romeo and Juliet

- The Opening Scene to Baz Lurhman's Romeo and Juliet The play Romeo and Juliet is set in the Italian city of Verona, it is about a blood feud between two families called the Montague's and the capulet's. Two people from the Montagues and Capulets fall in love and only when they die will the fighting between the two families come to an end. The opening scene to Romeo and Juliet is set in a public place in Verona it starts with two servants of the Capulet family armed with swords....   [tags: Papers]

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The Samurais, The Ultimate Stoics

- The Samurais, The Ultimate Stoics For seven centuries, the Samurai were Japan's warrior class. As a class of warriors and knights, they dominated society in feudal Japan. Their code or “ Way of the warrior”, bushido(History of the Samurai-www),called for a life of duty, discipline and self control, on and as well as off the battlefield (History of the World-Houghton Mifflin Company- Boston288). His loyalty and bravery to his lord was much more important than his loyalty to his friends, family and even their emperor....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Baz Luhrmann's Success of Making Romeo & Juliet Accessible to a Modern Audience

- Baz Luhrmann's Success of Making Romeo & Juliet Accessible to a Modern Audience In this essay I am going to write about how successfully Baz Luhrmann has made his film Romeo and Juliet accessible to a modern audience. Baz Luhrmann uses Shakespeare's authentic text combining it with a modern setting. This combination attracts the off spring of the modern age. That is the reason why Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet has been successful. It has made a profit of 11.133 million dollars, reached the top of box-office and has been awarded quite a lot of Oscars....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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European Settlements and the Decline of Indian Power in America

- European Settlements and the Decline of Indian Power in America What today is the state of Virginia used to be Native American lands. The Indians claim that God had given them the right to own and settle those lands. The problem as we have seen in class is the Europeans such as the Spanish and English came and took over the Native American land in the name of the King and /or Queen. They invaded their territory, and destroyed their culture, all in the name of conquest. What I intend to show is how these problems developed for the English from the years of 1607 to 1644....   [tags: American America History]

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Designing the Set for William Shakespeare' s Romeo and Juliet

- Designing the Set for William Shakespeare' s Romeo and Juliet I am going to look at each scene in which Romeo and Juliet appear together in the play and describe how I would like the characters to be presented on the stage. I will be including; the way they speak to one another, there facial expressions, their gestures, their movement and actions, there feelings, pauses and silences, the effect of the language used on the audience, their costumes and where the scenes w...   [tags: Papers]

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Film Adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Film Adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet 'Romeo & Juliet', was written by poet and playwright, William Shakespeare. The romantic play, 'Romeo & Juliet' involves many recognisable emotions and themes including passion, love, hate, agony, and sadness. This essay will examine how Baz Luhrmann reproduces Shakespeare's classic love story into a contemporary modern world so audiences today can access and understand the universal themes of the play in a familiar environment....   [tags: Papers]

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Lago, The Plotter

- Othello is a steadfast leader that the reader finds him or herself wanting to be more like. His experiences are unparalleled and that’s what makes him such a popular leader. He has seen many battles and fought many fights; his stories are legendary among those who revere him. In our day he would be the man every man wants to be like and the man every woman wants, but even those who are revered have enemies. If this were not the case then there would be no means for him to have become so revered....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Fatal Errors of Brutus

- Fatal Errors of Brutus William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is built upon the six lethal mistakes that Brutus unknowingly performs. Brutus believes he uses wise judgment and cunning skill in his plans to prevail over Caesar. There are three errors that seem to be the most significant. They are refusing to take an oath, not killing Antony and allowing Antony to speak at Caesar’s funeral. The plot against Caesar is first devised by Cassius, who slowly allows Brutus to take over the arrangements....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Charge of the Light Brigade

- The Charge of the Light Brigade October 1854, the attention of the world's most powerful empire was fixed on the territories of modern-day Ukraine. It was by no means a benevolent gaze the British Empire cast eastward. For it was the Crimean War, and at Balaclava, Britain took a beating which has been immortalized in Lord Alfred Tennyson's poem, The Charge of the Light Brigade. Half a league, half a league, half a league onward - repetition is used. There is a sense of movement distance and rhythm....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Italian Baroque Characteristics

- One of the characteristics of the Italian Baroque is the realistic depiction of human figures, vivid use of color and foreshadowing techniques, especially in the paintings. In addition, the figures of the paintings seem to emerge from the background, giving huge differences between light and dark. The Italian baroque structure has a sense of movement and that of energy when in static form. The sculptures make the observers to have multiple viewpoints. The Baroque architecture has characteristic domes, colonnades, giving an impression of volume and void....   [tags: Art Analysis]

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Shakespeare 's Othello - The Mechanisms Of Evil As Well As Ideas By The Jacobean Society

- Shakespeare explores the mechanisms of evil as well as ideas held by the Jacobean society in the play Othello. Analysing the play exposes it 's changing views towards dominant ideas of the society in which it was produced. Early in the play the derogatory black stereotype of the time and patriarchy are challenged. The play later contrasts this and endorses patriarchy and the black stereotype. Othello supports the belief of Christianity through the repetition of Heaven and Hell and Eurocentric idea through its structure....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Sociology, Christianity]

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King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table: Fact or Fiction

- The typical romantic knight consists of a charming man sitting upon his noble steed dressed in shining armor and chain mail. It was during the Victorian Era when literature about knights greatly increased in popularity. All throughout England, restrictions were placed on writings and literature (O’Gorman 2000). Authors took to writing about knights to express their thoughts and feelings and to discuss controversies openly and without breaking the law. The more renowned knights are the knights that sat at the round table....   [tags: Morte D'Arthur, Excalibur, legends]

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Marcus Brutus, The Most Noble Roman in Shakespeare's Play Julius Caesar

- Being ethical, patriotic, reasonable, and showing selflessness are just a few characteristics of a noble man. After the death of respected Julius Caesar, the speedy fight for power exposed the veracious side of Roman figures. William Shakespeare, in his play Julius Caesar, examines the struggles for the title of the noblest Roman between ethical Marcus Brutus and other power thirsty Romans to reveal the most honorable man. Marcus Brutus shows qualities of a noble roman through patriotism. He makes many tough decisions that result in questioning his character, but the actions he takes are for the betterment and out of the love for Rome....   [tags: Julius Caesar]

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Sacrifice Is An Act Of Slaughtering An Animal Or Supernatural Figure

- What is Sacrifice. Sacrifice is an act of slaughtering an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to God or to a divine or supernatural figure. Notwithstanding, to me Sacrifice is a method for demonstrating your adoration to the individual or things you have faith in the most. This article Sacrifice informs you of the historical backdrop of the offering of individuals in the past or in myths. For instance, the Romans, The Norse Myths, The Enuma Elish, and so forth.… In this paper I will basically explain to you what the article is letting you know and what it has taught me....   [tags: Norse mythology, Yggdrasil, Sacrifice]

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Artifacts and Beauty in the Castle of Nagoya in Japan

- Surrounded by a forbidding moat and impressively massive stone walls, the fortress known as the Castle of Nagoya lies within. To this day, the castle is one of the most impressive in all Japan. I can feel the impressiveness as I look up over 300 feet, and am unable to see the other side of the castle limits. It is no secret that the castle caused fear throughout the nation. Even today it attracts visitors from all over the world for its beauty and intellection of bringing history together. As I walked the outside fence, I look down at the hundred foot long moat, and the stone wall that rise another hundred feet overlooking the moat, that made foreign invasion almost impossible....   [tags: Japanese, Travel]

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Analysis of Marcus Brutus in Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare

- In William Shakespeare’s tragic play Julius Caesar, the protagonist, Brutus, conspires against and successfully kills Caesar; to only find the city he loves in chaos and mutiny from his actions. Brutus in the eyes of many people was a noble and honorable man who loved and adored the city of Rome, and no person thought more of this than Caesar. To Caesar, Brutus was the son he never had, and his love of Brutus was known, therefore the thought of Brutus betraying him was absurd. However, imagine if not only Brutus did not love Caesar, but he hated him....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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The Attack of the Pride: The Lifestyles During the Crusades

- Attack Of The Pride My research paper is about the Crusades. It talks about what weapons they used, where they were located, what weapons they used, and the lifestyle they lived. The crusades always moved so it will also talk about specifically where they moved to and where they attacked. The First Crusades First of the Crusades began in 1095 when christians responded to pope urban's plea to go to war with the muslims. First crusade captured jerusalem in 1099 and achieved its goal. The Crusades were not located at a specific place since they were always moving....   [tags: christians, Jerusalem, invasion]

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Summery and Response of Webster’s Article on Archeology in Beowulf

- ... She would even go into great detail about the subjects. When Webster talks about the halls, she talks about the Northumbrian seven-century and about the halls that were in those castles. She would take historical evidence and apply it to what is in Beowulf. Webster did a great job with this article and I agree with her completely. I think that whoever wrote Beowulf definitely took the time to put the work and history into the poem. If someone were to pick up Beowulf and read it they would be able to tell around what time period it was set in, or they would be able to research about the time period and figure it out....   [tags: organization, evidence, texture]

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Muslim Technology on the Iberian Peninsula and Western Europe

- The Moorish presence on the Iberian Peninsula lasted from 711 C.E. until 1492 C.E. While the rest of Europe wallowed in the Dark Ages, in Islamic Spain the flame of knowledge was kept burning by the Muslim invaders. While they possessed a vast body of knowledge in their own right; furthermore, they also posses writing from Greek philosophers as well as the library at Alexandria. Christians, Muslims, and Jews thrived under Muslim rule, exchanging ideas and knowledge that would be passed on to the rest of Europe during and after the Reconquista....   [tags: Military Technology ]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Kingdom 's Dawn '

- When reading “Kingdom’s Dawn” i thought it was an alright book because i usually don 't read books like this but when reading it i thought i might reading more into the series because i like it. When choosing 10 books just like it I found 1. Isle of swords 2. Eye of the oracle 3. The heart of arcrea 4. By darkness hid 5. The bark of the bog owl 6. The restorer 7. Annison’s Risk 8. Moonblood 9. shadow in the deep 10. The two collars. These book are similar in a way to “Kingdom’s dawn” because they all talk about how they loose something in like a battle or someone runs away because they don 't like it there....   [tags: Boy, Man, God, Prince]

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Baz Luhrmann's Modern Version Of Romeo and Juliet

- Baz Lurhmann’s creation of the film Romeo and Juliet has shown that today’s audience can still understand and appreciate William Shakespeare. Typically, when a modern audience think of Shakespeare, they immediately think it will be boring, yet Lurhmann successfully rejuvenates Romeo and Juliet. In his film production he uses a number of different cinematic techniques, costumes and a formidably enjoyable soundtrack; yet changes not one word from Shakespeare’s original play, thus making it appeal to a modern audience....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Analysis, Movie Analysis]

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Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) – The Pioneer of Great Revolution!

- The Arabia before the advent of Islam, famous for its hereditary feuds and blood enmities, is well known. Picking up quarrels over petty issues, fighting and devastating was the general practice of the Arabs. Time and again the swords came out of their sheaths over common matters. Such were the conditions when God sent His Messenger, Muhammad (P.B.U.H.). It was one of the leadership aspects of this man that he, not only brought together these belligerent and confronting tribes amicably, but, breaking the artificial barriers of the mountains and rivers, created such an international society which brought to and end all the discrimination of black and white, Arab and non-Arab, Muslims and non-...   [tags: Islam ]

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Sawney Bean vs. Mary Frith Otherwise Moll Cutpure

- The very different, but yet somewhat similar accounts of Sawney Bean and Mary Frith, who is also known as Moll Cutpurse, contain aspects of a traditional criminal biography. In these narratives Bean and Frith share a similar life style growing up, however, the way their lives end are very different. Throughout their lives both of the main characters are seen as “unnatural” to the people around them. The crimes that they commit and the way they act in public are extremely abnormal. Through analysis of these two narratives, and considering the important similarities and differences that are portrayed, we discover that with similar starts in life the choices these characters made has lead them...   [tags: traditional criminal biography, morals]

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The History of Engines and How They Work

- What seems like a relatively new invention in today’s world actually spans its roots back to ancient times, when the first fully-functional engine was created. The engine design has went through many stages from basically being sticks and stones tied together, to rudimentary steam engines to forged aluminum engines boasting hundreds and thousands of horsepower. The most ancient engine in recorded history’s design consisted of nothing more than a natural waterfall, pots, two crudely shaped wheels, and some rope–to keep it all together....   [tags: engine design, horsepower, heat engine]

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Roman Empire History: The Battle of Teutoburg Forest

- I. Introduction The Battle of Teutoburg Forest was a critical battle in the history of the Roman Empire and in the formation of the German state. This battle took place during the reign of Augustus in 9 AD during the time of the Roman Empire expansion. The fall of the Romans in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest was the consequence of several mistakes and strategic blunders by the Roman general Varus and his superiors in Rome. This paper will outline these mistakes as well as the strategic advantages that Arminius exploited on behalf of the Germanic tribes that successfully pushed back the Romans from the forest....   [tags: barbarian lands, german territories]

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The Clash of the Rapier in Shakespeare's Plays

- Everyone knows the twenty passes, turn, and fire. This is a classic image of a duel. Before, however, duels were fought with the long sharp blades of a rapier. Some professionally fought with a call to fight, but some fought on the brink of the moment. A duel was meant to defend one’s honor. It was better to die than to live in shame. This was shown in Shakespeare's Richard II, Henry IV, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and many others. Shakespeare brilliantly preserved the practice of dueling throughout history in his plays....   [tags: the practice of dueling ]

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The Black Death in The Decameron by Boccaccio

- ... Paintings were focused more on biblical scenes and the church and also those that were noble and of that of a higher class. The people in the higher classes that were personified in these paintings would be dressed in decorative and extravagant clothes and would be shown holding up swords. When painted in their armor and holding swords it showed their part in the noble class. They would also be shown to be in immaculate health and shown to be “perfect”. However, after the Black Death the paintings then turned for the worse....   [tags: bubonic plague, plague]

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Summary : ' Autobiography Of Fukuzawa Yukichi '

- Alea Ortiguerra ASH 4442 Fall 2014 Autobiography of Fukuzawa Yukichi 1. Why did Fukuzawa Yukichi decide to learn Western languages. At first, Fukuzawa learned Dutch. After the arrival of Commodore Perry, many samurai were interested and asked to study gunnery, but the best way to do so was through Gensho, or books published in Holland. Fukuzawa had learned Chinese fairly easily and with the wishes of his brother he moved to Nagasaki in order to learn Dutch and study the Gensho. Truly, Fukuzawa wanted to escape from Nakatsu....   [tags: Japan, Samurai, Western world, Western culture]

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A Brief Note On Horror As The Soldier

- I watch in horror as the soldier starts to drag the little boy towards the fire. I scream out to him, and he cries for me, his little hands reaching out. The fire engulfs the open doorway, and I see nothing but flames. Father screams at me, his voice roaring in my ear. “There’s nothing we can do. Ari. We have to leave!” He screams. “No. No!” I scream, watching the flames grow until the building collapses in a mix of fire and smoke. I rush up to the soldier and grab Pasco’s tunic. The man laughs, and I feel a sudden release as he lets go of the boy....   [tags: Soldier, English-language films, Walk This Way]

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Comparison Of Japanese And Europeans ' Feudal Systems

- Summation One way through which both the Japanese and Europeans’ feudal systems were built was via consistent hereditary practices among the ruling classes. This was in the sense that power was continuously retained among the persons at the top positions of office. The alignment of authority was such that the noble family was at the top position, and the warriors were situated at the second position of command in these systems of rule among both the Europeans and Japanese. The persons who fell at the bottom position were referred to as the serfs or the tenant farmers owing to the fact that these individuals were considered to have very little power and authority within their distinctive area...   [tags: Feudalism, Nobility, Warrior, Fief]

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Chapter Four : Cloud Hopping Over Mud Hill

- CHAPTER FOUR cloud hopping over mud hill OOOOOOOOOO When KC passed out, the link between her and Hototo was broken. Her magic; however, remained, expelling the drugs she’d been given. As she recovered, she began to dream; quick flashes of dreams; like her mind was channel surfing, trying to find a suitable dream to focus on. Soon she entered REM sleep and Hototo called out to her from across the Dream Lands. She awoke lying on the couch: her head on a soft pillow and her body drenched in sweat....   [tags: Cloud, Cumulus cloud, Cumulonimbus cloud, CLOUD]

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Science and Technology in the Middle Ages

- Science and technology in the middle ages flourished because of the need of inventions to make life easier. In Europe, from the 5th century to the 16th century there was a radical change in the inventions made. It was between the fall of the Western Roman empire and the early modern era. This was a time for exploration in new ideas and ways of doing things. Europe invented many things for wars, time-keeping, and for everyday use. These inventions may be still used today. They range from huge mortar to a small set of eyeglasses....   [tags: Science, Technology, Middle Ages, ]

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Video Games and Violence: Cause, or Scapegoat?

- It seems like everything coming out about video games is bad. A student tried to kill his fellow classmates, and he was an avid Call of Duty player. A study has been released that proves that playing video games will turn you into a criminal. The many benefits of games and gaming, such as their possible applications to education and their ability to tell more complex stories than other forms of media, are almost universally ignored. I know better, though. Between the lifetime I’ve spent playing and loving video games, and the articles I’ve found, I can tell you that video games do not cause violent behavior or thoughts....   [tags: Video Games]

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Sengoku Basara 3: Samurai Heroes vs. Okami

- Japanese video games are a popular cultural phenomenon both inside and outside of Japan. This success can be attributed to Japanese companies’ ability to successfully market and invest in their products whether they arise from a manga, anime, or popular icon. Mia Consalvo, Associate Professor at Ohio University, attributes the Japanese video game industry’s success to Japan’s “historical tendencies [of a self-sufficient economy], Japanese game companies have found a ready market at home, with little fear of outside competition.” Video games offer a diverse array of themes and concepts for developers to consider in their design; on the other side of the industry are its consumers, who have m...   [tags: Gaming ]

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Brutus's Reasoning in Julius Caesar by Shakespeare

- In William Shakespeare’s tragic play Julius Caesar, the protagonist, Brutus, conspires against and successfully kills Caesar; to only find the city he loves in chaos and mutiny from his actions. Brutus in the eyes of many people was a noble and honorable man who loved and adored the city of Rome, and no person thought more of this than Caesar. To Caesar, Brutus was the son he never had, and his love of Brutus was known, therefore the thought of Brutus betraying him was absurd. However, imagine if not only Brutus did not love Caesar, but he hated him....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Peter Brook’s Film Production of King Lear

- Peter Brook’s film production of King Lear was followed by diverse critical opinion. W. Chaplin (1973) deemed the production as a dramatic failure due to its violent nature; however, W. Johnson (1972) conversely praises the “bursts of exaggerated violence” which he claims, leads successfully to the establishment of the production’s atmosphere. Through both these views we see violence as being central to interpreting Brook’s King Lear. In a similar fashion, Anne Bradby (2004) described Shakespeare’s Lear as having an “atmosphere of unparalleled rapine, cruelty, and bodily pain” as central to its plots and themes (a theme also touched on by other critics such as G....   [tags: King Lear Essays]

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The Exotic Appeal: Exoticism in Mexican Tourism

- The tourist gaze of Mexico is of an exotic destination which consists of sun, beaches, tropical weather, and turquoise waters. Tourism in Mexico began in the 1970s and during the past two decades the country has become an exclaimed tourist destination. Currently, tourist revenues are the third-highest source of foreign exchange (Wilson, 2008, 6). Mexican tourism is predominately marketed to the United States (Swords & Mize, 55). These Western tourist visit Mexico to experience a sense of exoticism....   [tags: Exotic Destination, Beaches, Tourism]

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