Cage Essays

  • The Couple in the Cage

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    The “Couple in the Cage” was an exhibition called “ A Savage Performance” curated by Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gomez-Pena. The exhibition was displayed across several European countries and some states in the United States. In the video, we see both Coco and Guillermo in a cage. They carry them around in the cage. The audience feeds them through the cage and takes pictures with them. In the trailer, we also see interviews with the audience. The video also juxtaposes old footages of exhibitions alongside

  • Cage in Heaven

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    Cage in Heaven Process writing: This was me when I was growing up in my little world. This was my feeling of pain, sorrow, and joy during my childhood. I felt all these emotions and more growing up in the busy Hong Kong City. Looking back at my childhood, I realized why I came to the United States. I adore my father and siblings for all the hard work they have done for me to come over. I realized the warmest and only love is that of a family. Hong Kong is six million hearts beating in rhythm

  • My Comfort Zone Cage

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    “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” -Neale Donald Walsch Every living thing has this comfort zone they force themselves to conform to. It’s a safe place, a home, a shield, and a cage. You give yourself the invincibility of social acceptance, but at the same time you hurt your personal individuality. you can lose imagination, creativity, and the ability to form new ideas. For years i tried to fit in with people whose opinions i thought would make me happy. i would dress, act, and conform

  • John Cage

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    John Cage Defined in the 1950s John Cage is considered by many to be the defining voice of avant-garde music throughout the 20th century. Fusing philosophy with composition, he reinvented the face of modern music, leading composer Arnold Schoenberg to declare, "Of course he's not a composer, but he's an inventor -- of genius" (Kostelanetz 6). For Cage, the 1950s brought a series of critical events that both refined his message as a composer and brought him great fame, or infamy to some. His interest

  • Creative Writing: The Bird, The Wind, And The Cage

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    The Bird, The Wind, and The Cage The bird flew effortlessly through the trees, the wind gently guiding her around branches and thorns, never letting her fall. The wind had always been the bird's friend and she thought it would forever stay that way, until the day she saw a beautiful shining star burning through the shadows of the forest. Fascinated by the radiance she moved towards it. Every inch she traveled forward, the star's brilliance would strengthen. To the bird, this was a spectacle

  • Nick Cage

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    Hello, I am Dr. Ben Sheppard and I am preparing several astronauts to visit the Bell nebula to visit the strange planet of Nicolas Cage. I hope to prepare you astronauts well but surviving on Nicolas Cage will not be easy. This is why I have decided to compile a field guide to prepare you for your journey. PLEASE FOLLOW MY ADVICE VERY CAREFULLY! Perception (Noun) the way you think or understand something. Perception can be a funny thing astronauts. Why, perception is a nasty thing and it can play

  • John Cage Essay

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    John Cage is a modern American composer who is probably the most controversial musician to ever live. Born in 1912 in Los Angeles, California, no one, not even Cage himself, thought he would become a composer. But he did have desires to create at a young age. He used these desires to later make some of the most revolutionary music of the century. But how did Cage begin writing music at all? What is so revolutionary about his music? Cage was born into an Episcopalian family and when he was young planned

  • Escaping the Cage of Marriage in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

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    Escaping the Cage of Marriage in A Doll House A bird may have beautiful wings, but within a cage, the beautiful wings are useless. Within the cage, the bird is not fulfilling the potential for which it was created - it is merely a household decoration.  In Ibsen's symbolic play A Doll House, Nora is the bird, and her marriage is the cage. Externally, Nora is a beautiful creature entertaining her husband with the beautiful images of a docile wife, but internally, she is a desperate creature longing

  • Edwin Morgan's Opening the Cage

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    Edwin Morgan's Opening the Cage The poem "Opening the Cage," by Edwin Morgan, is based on a quote taken from John Cage. Cage said, "I have nothing to say and I am saying it and that is poetry." Cage's quote contains fourteen words which are rearranged fourteen times by the poet to create a fourteen line sonnet. At first glance, the poem may seem to be random and senseless, and this interpretation could hold true, for Cage was known especially for his chaotic and seemingly mindless music. One

  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings: Cages

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    I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings:  Cages Maya Angelou wrote an amazing and entertaining autobiography titled I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, about her hard life growing up as a black girl from the South.  Among the hardships are things known as "cages" as stated as a metaphor from Paul Dunbar's poem "Sympathy."  "Cages" are things that keep people from succeeding in life and being everything they want to be.  Some of Maya Angelou's cages include being black in the 1940's and her overbearing

  • John Milton Cage Jr.

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    John Milton Cage Jr. John Cage became famous for his unorthodox theories and very experimental compositions. He was an American composer born in Los Angeles on September 5, 1912. Neither of his parents went to college, and John himself dropped out after a mere two years in college. His father earned a living being an inventor. Cage credits his father, being an inventor, as very influential to the way in which he wrote music. John also considered himself as an innovator and discoverer in the

  • A Critique of the Movie, The Birdcage (La Cage aux Folles)

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    A Critique of the Movie, The Birdcage (La Cage aux Folles) A gay couple, living in a gay apartment, with a gay houseboy, above a gay nightclub, in a gay city . . . and they have to straighten it all out for one evening.  In 1996 La Cage aux Folles (a 1978 French play) was remade by MGM into The Birdcage, a daringly flamboyant comedy that is in-tune with the times and redefines the idea of family values.  It combines the talents of Robin Williams (Armand), Nathan Lane (Albert), and Hank Azaria

  • Ronald Takaki's Iron Cages: Race and Culture in 19th-Century America

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    Ronald Takaki's Iron Cages: Race and Culture in 19th-Century America After America declared its independence from British rule, the founding fathers faced a conundrum: How to build and maintain a successful republican government that was ultimately dependent upon the passions and character of its people. Their solution was to propose the construction of what historians have called "iron cages," which were ideological devices intended to deter the corruption and folly that might consume a free

  • Comparing Jackson Pollock And John Cage

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    Pollock and John Cage were both very big influences in their art field. Jackson Pollock was a painter and John cage was a music composer. Jackson Pollock made paintings that were an expression of his ego while John Cage wrote music that removed himself from the decision making. Their artistic styles may seem very different but they also had similarities. They both came from a European background and they both wanted to drastically change the art styles they belonged to. John Cage sought to compose

  • The Pros And Cons Of A Cage-Free System

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    Post article “McDonald’s Plans To Switch To Cage-Free Eggs” addresses McDonald’s plans to complete the transition to cage-free eggs in the U.S. and Canada by 2025.1 The article not only raises concern about cage-free eggs, but also discusses whether hens should be bred in the cage-free system or in the conventional battery cage system. In this essay, I will discuss the cage-free system in two aspects. On one hand, it is morally right to switch to the cage-free system to protect animal welfare. On

  • Cages

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    them are kept locked up in prisons of human invention, cages. With restricted movement and limited space, freedom is ripped away from them. By animals, I refer to all species, such as dogs, elephants and crocodile. In cages, they cannot roam around, hunt for preys. Birds soar high in the sky until its wings were weakened by inactivity due to limited space. Should we allow this to continue? In my opinion, no animals or birds should be kept in cages. They are living things, they deserve better. The main

  • Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar

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    place where they are tremendously uncomfortable. The speaker explains the actions of a bird trapped in a small cage and explains the motives behind the actions. The speaker reveals that the song the caged bird sings is not a melody exuberating joy, but a cry begging for freedom. The title of the poem, “Sympathy”, represents the feeling that the speaker has toward a bird enclosed in a cage. The speaker relates to the bird by repeating the words “I know” and following them with an action of the bird

  • Comparing Emancipation And A Boy's Life

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    Emancipation Is about an animal left in a cage and the door of the cage is left open. Another difference is that Emancipation is in the wild and a Boy's life is in a school. There are more differences about the two passages. One more difference is that emancipation was a little bit shorter than a Boy's Life

  • The Collar

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    recognize one's dependence and to accept one's need to worship and serve God. The poem as a whole is about blowing off steam. Herbert develops two quite vivid major images to build the poem's theme. The images of restraints such as "collars / cages / cable / rope"suggests something stiff and restrictive, but not harmful, like a noose or shackles. The title of the poem, "The Collar," an article of clothing a man wears when he must be at his best. The word "Collar" also refers to the white

  • My New Dog Neechi

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    refreshing rainfall to bring life back into it again. The sounds I heard were of rattling metal and clanging noises from the dogs and cats pawing at their cages and tipping over their dishes with excitement and hopes of a new and loving home where they would feel safe and loved. Oh, how my heart ached as I looked around at wall-to-wall cages filled with wagging tails and exultant eyes. After the initial shock of it all, my thoughts went back to my little puppy. The volunteer greeted me happily and