Bittersweet Symphony Essays

  • Analysis of the Songs Bittersweet Symphony, Fixing a Hole, and Creep

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    Analysis of the Songs Bittersweet Symphony, Fixing a Hole, and Creep Music has played an important role in the daily lives of people everywhere and perhaps the most influential music has come from British artists. The Beatles faced a problem when, John Lennon innocently stated that The Beatles were, in fact, more popular than Jesus. In the song "Fixing a Hole", The Beatles sing about the problem with the media. The song "Creep", by Radiohead, deals with a personal problem. It illustrates the

  • Offred's Narrative Technique in The Handmaid's Tale

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    "...We lived, as usual, by ignoring...". Another strong reason for to long for the past is that she was basically happy there, she had a daughter and a lover, both of which she was removed from by the Gilead regime. Her longing for the past is bittersweet, although it has many memories for her, not all of them are happy. Also, whenever she thinks of the past, she is reminded of how awful her present situation is, she is reminded of what she has lost. Perhaps that is why she refers to the past as

  • Arjie’s Journey in Shyam Selvadurai’s Funny Boy

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    Arjie’s Journey in Shyam Selvadurai’s Funny Boy Growing up during a time of violent political upheaval in Sri Lanka, Arjie travels an especially bittersweet journey into maturation in Shyam Selvadurai’s Funny Boy. The adults in Arjie’s extended family mostly belong to an older, more conservative generation that attempts to fit Arjie into society’s norms. The adults that Arjie meets in the community through his family are individuals who prompt him to see past the confines of his childhood

  • Bittersweet

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    Bittersweet In the novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick and in the motion picture The Matrix, by the Wachowski brothers, both stories enclose worlds that relate because the humans are repressed against their will and are living under the parameters of machines. In each, the worlds are slightly different, in, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The inhabitants opt to enter an altered world where machines control their consciousness. As opposed to The Matrix, the world

  • Pain into Beauty

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    Pain into Beauty People look back on their childhoods in different ways. Some see it as a time of joy and laughter, love and learning. Many feel a bittersweet mixture of happy nostalgia, and painful moments. Some prefer not to look back at all, seeking only to move forward. Then there are people like me, who look back in anger, bitterness, and sorrow. It seems that few people enjoy a pain-free upbringing. In fact, the very idea of childhood is a fairly new concept. In the early part of the last

  • Sweeteners

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    Theodore Roosevelt, a diabetic, fought the idea. He said, "My doctor gives it to me every day...Anybody who says saccharin is injurious to health is an idiot"(Corcoran 12). Saccharin survived the onslaught for another forty years. It wasn't until the bittersweet chemical hit the mainstream consumer market in such things as diet sodas, pharmaceuticals, and chewing gum that it came under fire again. Scientists suggested that saccharin might be a carcinogen in 1951. In 1958, however, saccharin was added to

  • Langston Hughes' Dream Deferred

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    raisin, being old, wrinkled, and lifeless, suggests that the dream deferred is forgotten, lost, and nothing but a memory. The second example, crusted syrup, being hard and dried up, again suggests that the dream deferred has no life. Also, being bittersweet, using the example of syrup implies that the dream deferred is hard and sour (undesirable) on the outside, yet sweet on the inside. The next two images Hughes uses continue to suggest a sense of death and decay. The first, “rotten meat,” which is

  • Life

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    it, shouldn't we be trying for something more? It ends, people. Life ends. There is coming a time when your heart stops beating and you lie dead and cold on the floor somewhere--and that is it. No redo's, no timeouts, no second chances. Only the bittersweet what-ifs that you will have plagued yourself with for the remaining moments of life. 2 billion seconds doesn't seem nearly as long as my life feels, and I am still a kid. And yet we waste time bickering over the television, fighting over the computer

  • Invisible Man Comparative Essay

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    Their Eyes Were Watching God and Invisible Man Essay Life has never been easy for African-Americans. Since this country's formation, the African-American culture has been scorned, disrespected and degraded. It wasn't until the middle of the 21st century that African-American culture began to be looked upon in a more tolerant light. This shift came about because of the many talented African-American writers, actors, speakers and activists who worked so hard to gain respect for themselves and their

  • Leaving for College - A Heartbreaking and Bittersweet Experience

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    Leaving for College - A Heartbreaking and Bittersweet Experience “Here’s to the nights we felt alive, here’s to the tears we knew you’d cry, here’s to goodbye, tomorrow’s gonna come too soon.” - Eve 6. I’ve heard this song many times before, but it took me so long to finally understand the real meaning behind it. The last night I spent in Tucson before moving away to college has proved to be the most heartbreaking and bittersweet life experience I’ve ever had to endure, yet it is also my fondest

  • Tender Is the Night Parallels Fitzgerald’s Life

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    Poesy Though the dull brain perplexes and retards: Already with thee! Tender is the night… -From “Ode to a Nightingale” by John Keats Charles Scribner III in his introduction to the work remarks that “the title evokes the transient, bittersweet, and ultimately tragic nature of Fitzgerald’s ‘Romance’ (as he had originally subtitled the book)” (Fitzgerald ix). Tender Is the Night parallels Fitzgerald’s own struggles with his mentally ill Zelda, and the characters are carefully constructed

  • Bitter Sweet Symphony by Erin Flannery

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    Bitter Sweet Symphony by Erin Flannery True, it was a hard decision when I was decided which of my classmatesí papers to choose as ìthe one.î I considered a question when trying to decide. I asked myself, ìWhat purpose this time capsule will serve?î My answer told me that the song inside this time capsule must be one that can still teach a message while telling the future generation something about our time. I believe the culmination to this answer was found in Erin Flanneryís ìBitter Sweet

  • The Reflection Of Beethoven's 9th Symphony Orchestra

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    Beethoven’s 9th Symphony orchestra was performed in concert by both the magnificent Chandler Symphony and the lovely choir of Chandler-Gilbert Community College the 9th Symphony was played in D minor. All four movements were played beautifully by the numerous instruments that were involved with the concert. Of course, the string family played tremendously, along with the brass family and the percussion family. The performance took place in a beautiful concert hall. While performing, the lights were

  • The Bitter Sweet Symphony of Life

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    The Bitter Sweet Symphony of Life Time capsules are a trendy way of preserving the past for a period of time, in hopes of capturing physical proof of the advances in our society. Therefore, I am not surprised that many educational institutions have embraced the concept of a time capsule. However, this creates a problem: How can singular items be chosen to represent multitudes of ideas, creations, and people? The only logical conclusion to this dilemma is to allow those being represented

  • Mozart Letter To Student

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    The primary source that I want to assign to my students is a letter from Mozart to his cousin Maria Anna Thekla Mozart on November 5, 1777. This letter was one of the evidences that shows Mozart's love towards his cousin, and his “humor” towards some of the dirty jokes. It will give us a better understanding in his music. For an example, in the letter he wrote “...I now wish you a good night, shit in your bed with all your might, sleep with peace on your mind, and try to kiss your own behind...”

  • Music 1306 Instrument Report Sample

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    Music 1306 S75 04 December 2014 INDIVIDUAL CONCERT REPORT I went to the Dallas Chamber Symphony concert. I got to experience three lovely composers Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Charles Ives and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The instruments consisted in the Ralph V Williams’ The Lark Ascending were mainly solo violin, flute like instrument and piano for providing the background to the solo violin. The Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 3 “The Camp Meeting” included instruments such as mainly the violin, flute, strings

  • Classical Crossover Essay

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    so is the style of music. Often people who do not have any musical background might think that classical music is boring and only for more mature audiences. In fact, the sales of traditional Western classical music albums are decreasing and many symphony orchestras and operas are struggling to find endowments and audiences. It is considered that classical music today occupies a position similar to that of religion, as a form of art rather than entertainment or just a background noise (Johnson, 2002)

  • Bach, Beethoven, And Bugs Bunny

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    Bach, Beethoven, and Bugs Bunny? I can remember being a young boy, spending several hours throughout the days watching cartoons. I can definitely relate to classical music being played in these cartoons, like the mentioned classic, Bugs Bunny. “Bugs Bunny was quite the concert musician”(“Classical Masterpieces Turn Up”). I vaguely remember Bugs Bunny attempting to play classical music tunes, but I did not know they were classicals at a young age. The music I was hearing contributed to everything

  • Music And Stereotypes

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    and also I believe it to be correct, although I am not particular without a doubt. The concern is why, I expect, why is it that classical music is frequently corresponded to highly intellectual people? Is it because the people that composed those symphonies were highly intelligent as well as imaginative geniuses themselves, and then only somebody else who is of super high intelligence would additionally discover this music to be informing? Currently after that, I recognize many extremely intellectual

  • What Is Beethoven Pathetique

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    Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano sonatas have proved to be among the most influential piano pieces of the Classical Period. Each and every one of his 32 sonatas has been played over and over again and has been enjoyed by pianists across the globe. But I believe that one of his Sonatas is greater than the rest, or shall I say, a personal favorite: his Pathetique Sonata Movement 1 (Op. 13 No. 8). Ludwig van Beethoven grew up in Bonn, Germany with an abusive alcoholic father and a mother that he loved