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  • Road to El Dorado

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    Road to El Dorado Explorers always wanted to find the "Golden City." Of course, none of them did. In Candide, Voltaire describes a city that is equivalent to any "Golden City." This world is the ideal world that almost anyone would like to live in. However, when Candide finds his "Golden City," known as El Dorado, he leaves it. One might wonder why Candide left El Dorado, but there were many well justified reasons for Candide's departure from the perfect world he was searching for. Candide gives

  • El Dorado: The Nicaragua Canal

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    Trade routes have unsurprisingly played a major factor in the world’s economy and history: thanks to them we found out that the world was round, for example. What’s more, this discovery resulted from an accidental encountering with the Americas, en route from Europe to Asia. While the New World became the destination for major exchanges for centuries subsequently, new trading routes to Asia were still being searched. Eventually, finding a route that could connect the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean

  • Comparison of Rio Bravo and El Dorado

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    In the 1959 Film Rio Bravo, a western, we see four men who stand alone in the face of adversity in the name of the law. In the 1966 film El Dorado, also a western, we can see this same scenario played out again. Both films were written by Leigh Brackett and directed by Howard Hawks. Although they are similar in there plot, there are some very obvious differences. In the opening scene of Rio Bravo, we see Dude, a Deputy Sheriff, a disheveled looking man, as he enters a saloon through the back door

  • Voltaire's Use of Satire to Compare Europe and El Dorado

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    Voltaire's Use of Satire to Compare Europe and El Dorado The late seventeenth century was a time of change, a time of ushering out the old and bringing in the new. This was a period of exploring logic and understanding instead of religion to answer one's questions. Otherwise known as the Age of Enlightenment, society was out to seek reason rather than to find all of their answers from the Catholic Church or other faiths. Voltaire's story Candide displays his thoughts on the Enlightenment by mocking

  • Similarities, Differences and Connections between two Western Movies: Rio Bravo and El Dorado

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    captured America’s Wild West history as depicted in the movies, Rio Bravo and El Dorado. Most Western movies had fairly simple but very similar plots, including personal conflicts, land rights, crimes and of course, failed romances that typically led to drinking more alcoholic beverages than could respectfully be consumed by any one person, as they attempted to drown their sorrows away. The 1958 Rio Bravo and 1967 El Dorado Western movies directed by Howard Hawks, and starring John Wayne have a similar

  • El Doraedo Essay

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    The Story of El Dorado convinced numerous people of a path to riches. The idea of a land full of wealth brought many explorers through an endless journey, some of them ending in tragic situations. To this day, historians scrounge for any info they can find on this myth, pondering whether the fable was ever true. In order to discover the truth behind the myth, researchers will have to turn back long ago, to the 1500’s, where tribes and explorers fought tooth and nail for what they thought was rightfully

  • Myths and Legends from the World

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    took one look at the man, lay down on the sidewalk, and laughed until he died. Another story says that he died after eating a meal of barbed wire washed down with “nitroglycerin”. No madder what in both stories Pecos Bill dies. Adam and Eve and El Dorado are one of the most popular and common myth and legend, but The Lug, Pecos Bill are one of the least popular myth and legend. I choose these myths and legends, because I thought it might be interesting to learn about the myth and legend I didn’t

  • Pangloss Philosophy In Candide

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    Pangloss’ theory hinders his ability to fully experience the luxuries in El Dorado, hinders his ability to accept other notions of how the world is, and deters

  • Candide

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    wealth does not always bring happiness, El Dorado was one society where all it’s inhabitants lived lives full of success and happiness. In Candide, wealth proved to guarantee a person a step forward in life and some sense of freedom. Sometimes when one lives in an environment consisting of total equality, one may prefer to leave and go to a different place where they would be considered superior and everyone else inferior to them. The people of El Dorado were so wealthy that they abused the things

  • El Nino

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    El Nino Reports that the state finds El Dorado Irrigation District's drinking water system primitive, outdated and an avenue for hazardous pollutants sent El Dorado County residents scrambling for more information Wednesday. The message that pregnant, elderly and sick residents should boil their water or buy it bottled was buried in fine print in the 28,000 notices mailed in September to EID customers. Dozens of residents called EID offices Wednesday after The Bee obtained a copy of a state