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    Modern Like Me: The Casa Malaparte

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    When analyzing a form of art it is important to understand the context in which it was created, as well as the creator. This is especially true when anazlying the Casa Malaparte, designed by Curzio Malaparte. Curzio referred to the Casa Malaparte as “a house like me,” and wanted it to be a house-as-manifesto for modern architecture. Casa Malaparte emanates a sense of modernity with many architectural elements from the see through fire place, to the white curvilinear bris soleil on its rooftop terrace

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    What motivates one person to subject or dominate another? When people take it upon themselves to judge who has the right to be free or enslaved; who is superior or inferior; who is civilized or barbaric, the outcomes throughout history have been horrific. The actions imposed are foreign to those of us who are privileged and forever scarring to those who have been subjected. It is ironic that people have struggled so much through out time with the underlying quality that unites us as human beings:

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    Bartolome De Las Casas

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    Account of the Destruction of the Indies, Bartolomé de Las Casas vividly describes the brutality wrought on the natives in the Americas by the Europeans primarily for the purpose of proclaiming and spreading the Christian faith. Las Casas originally intended this account to reach the royal administration of Spain; however, it soon found its way into the hands of many international readers, especially after translation. Bartolomé de Las Casas illustrates an extremely graphic and grim reality to his

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    The reading from Bartolome de las Casas was an interesting read. It overall addressed Spanish colonization in Hispaniola and the interaction of the indigenous with the spaniards. The author was very attentive to the details of the island. For example, naming the kingdoms, the rulers, and he also described the land itself. For the reader, this important because it allows them to visualize what he is referring to without seeing actual pictures. Throughout the narrative, there were a few things that

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    by the Conquistas. In Defense of the Indians by Bartolome de Las Casas and On the Cannibals by Michel Eyquem , Seigneur De Montaigne are two recounts of how the Conquistas treated the native inhabitants. This purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast the realistic truths of both documents, and compare what each author had to say about how the Europeans saw the natives’ religion and who the true barbarians were. De Las Casas is a very important religious figure in the sixteenth century.

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    the Americas was very profitable for the Spanish Empire, but devastating to the Native Americans already living there for thousands of years. This is conveyed in “a Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies” by Bartolomé de Las Casas. The main goal of Las Casas was to inform the Spanish King about the atrocities committed by the Conquistadors to the Indian people and their land. From the beginning the rules were that the Spanish were to convert the Indians to Christianity and help them achieve

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    Bartolme De Las Casas is an interesting character. His passion for people who at the time were seen as a sub species of humans (if even human at all) is remarkable. De Las Casas came from a modest family and was well educated. He was brought into the world of the America's through his father Pedro De Las Casas who was an encomiendo himself. His travels through the New World prior to 1510 when he became an ordained priest shaped his crusade to defend the Natives. There are many clues in this book

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    Bartolome de las casas: “In Defense of the Indians”(c.1550). Bartolome de Las Casas describes the treatment of Native Americans during the early settlement of the first thirteen colonies. Bartolome de las casas was a spanish historian, who in the 16th century was given the title of Protector of the Indians and sat at the Council of the Indies.Bartolome de las casas had the “intent to reveal to Spain that...its colonial rule would lead to… punishment at God 's hand” (LUNENFELD 6)This text was created

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    Fray Bartolome de La Casas: Friend or Foe of the Indigenous? If you are studying the colonization of the America’s, the majority of the stories you will hear are about the great Spanish conquistadors. These explorers acted more so as military leaders, but are shown in a light of heroism when looking at history. When the conquistadors came across new lands in the America’s the only thing they were concerned about was their own fame and accomplishments. If anything or anyone got in their way of achieving

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    Bartolome de Las Casas was an important protector of native peoples because the latter part of his life was dedicated to social reforms that called for better treatment of the natives. Although Las Casas was an avid reformer toward the end of his life, the same cannot be said of the beginning of his life. Critics of viewing Las Casas as a saint would point to this as reason to not regard him as the good guy. He succumbed to the allure appealing to other 20-something Spanish men in the early 1500s:

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