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    Dangerous Liaisons: Present and Past

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    Dangerous Liaisons: Present and Past Halfway through viewing Dangerous Liaisons, a remarkable contrast as well as a huge parallel came to mind.  The film's principal characters' treatment of their promiscuity was quite different from what we see today.  They were quite covert about their sexual relations, and often concocted cunning plans to assure the secrecy of their activities.  Today we find quite the opposite taking place on our news programs and talk shows.  It seems to me that the

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    Reception Theory and Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) Of all the literary critical theories yet discussed, I find reception theory by far the most intelligent and rewarding. After all, where does literature become literature, where does it "happen" so to speak, if not in the mind of the reader? Without the reader, literature is inky blobs on paper. This correlates to Berkeley's solipsistic analogy of a tree falling in the woods. Without a listener does it make a sound? Well, technically

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    Les Liaisons Dangereuses is a complex and disturbing portrayal of the noble class in pre-revolutionary France. Set in the late eighteenth century during the latter part of the Ancien Regime, Les Liaisons weaves a web of cold, calculated betrayal of the most immoral kind. The story unfolds in the form of letters written between the principal characters, giving it a unique literary texture. By using this style, de Laclos is able to give the reader a shockingly intimate look at these people as they

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    In Choderlos de Laclos epistolary novel, Dangerous Liaisons, there are several prominent themes that reoccur throughout the novel, two being seduction and manipulation. While those themes play a large role, one theme that has significant influence in character development is religion. The relationship between the Vicomte de Valmont and the Présidente de Tourvel develops throughout the novel based upon the evolving importance that religion and faith have in the decision making of the two characters

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    Comparing Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos and Cruel Intentions the Movie It is my intention to compare the book, Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos, to its modern movie version, Cruel Intentions starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. I intend to examine how the original French text was modified in reference to plot, character, morals/values, and themes. I also plan to discuss how these transformations change the meaning of the story and reflect different cultural/historical contexts

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    Dangerous Games of Love in the Films Cruel Intentions versus Dangerous Liaisons Would you like to play a game? This game involves passion, deceit, lies, and love. I viewed two movies that share the same painful theme; Cruel Intentions and Dangerous Liaisons. They both bring to life a set of characters that play with emotions like they are nothing but a mere child's game. I chose to introduce you to the infamous Viconte Valmont and the spoiled Sebastian Valmont. Not only are their names similar

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    Sexual Desire vs. Religion: A Close Look at Letter 128 Choderlos de Laclos’s epistolary novel Les Liaisons dangereuses is a complex novel filled with morally unsound characters. Even the more innocent characters, such as Cécile de Volanges, The Chevalier Danceny, and the chaste Madame de Tourvel, lose their sense of morality when they become pawns in Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont’s game of sexual domination and ruin. Several interesting relationships begin between the innocent

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    Byrons Don Juan

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    Byron's Don Juan One writer who has not recieved nearly enough credit for his works is George Gordon, who later became known as Lord Byron. This is the man who wrote his own poetical version of Don Juan. Don Juan is a man who is known for being able to arouse the desires of women and to love every one he meets. This Don Juan can be viewed, however, as a loosely disguised biography of Byron. Lord Byron's father, Captain John, has ancestors that go back as far as the Buruns in the time of William

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    then calls off the wedding. When he discovers the truth, they marry immediately. In both plays love is the bond that holds the lovers together, in spite of many obstacles the two face. Intrigue is shown in both plays by the characters that act as liaisons between the lovers. For example, Romeo and Juliet cannot simply go out ...

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    High Fidelity

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    High Fidelity is directed by Stephen Frears (The High-Lo Country, Dangerous Liaisons) and is written for the screen by D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, Scott Rosenberg and John Cusack, from the novel by Nick Hornby. High Fidelity offers a comedic look at its heartbroken main character and narrator, whose recent breakup forces him to rethink his previous failed romances and to confront the fear of commitment. The owner of a vinyl record store, Rob Gordon (John Cusack: Being John Malkovich) feels misled

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    materialism of the philosophes. The Encyclopédie itself advocated a close expository relationship between science and literature. The article “Lettres” explains that: “… les lettres et les sciences proprement dites, ont entr’elles l’enchainement, les liaisons, et les rapports les plus etroits; c’est dans l’Encyclopédie qu’il importe de le demontrer.” [literature and science are linked by the closest contact and relationship; it is up to the Encyclopédie to show that this is the case]. This assertion

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    Groups and Teams

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    retreat with other community liaison in my school district. This essay will examine the teams' cultural diversity and demographic characteristics in impacting the goal or outcome. The Project I belong to a public school district and one of my responsibilities is to increase parental involvement in my elementary school. I was assigned to a special task force of many community liaisons in my area in East Dallas to plan a parent retreat. The team consisted of eight liaisons in my area. The project

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    feeling the pressure and judgment of a society that expects its members to engage in heterosexual courtship at my age. Jaimie was in the process of terminating a mutually destructive relationship and had experimented with several unsuccessful liaisons;... ... middle of paper ... ...must bear in mind, however, that in order for these theories to be fully validated, they must be applicable not only to generalized groups of people or representative individuals, but to every member of society

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    • Liaison can be defined as a linking up or connecting of two or more separate entities or of the parts especially in different military units, of a whole so that they can work together effectively. • Liaison can also be described as a person who functions as a connection, between people or groups. • Liaison can be defined as an instance or a means of communication between different groups or units of an organization, especially in the defense or government jobs, Multinationals and various other

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    2. PROPOSED WORK 2.1 Liaisons with the Broader Scientific Community In addition to mission science objectives and measurement requirements, the development of a comprehensive calibration and validation plan, including detailed test procedures, and an executable algorithm plays a critically important role to assure mission success. Successful implementation of these pre-launch activities requires close interaction among the project management, science community, and instrument vendors. Furthermore

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    Short Bio on John Malkivich “Biff” From Death Of a Salesman By: Dilraj Randhawa BLK: H John Gavin Malkovich born on the date of December 9, 1953 and is an American actor, producer, director, and fashion designer. He persuaded many careers in the early years of his adulthood. Over the last 30 years of his career, Malkovich has appeared in more than 70 movies. Which included him winning Oscars, Emmys and meeting his future wife. When John was born he lived in a large house on South Main Street. His

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    As you may know, while the film IWTV was in production with David Geffen, the author of the book had no legitimate contact with him or with the studio or with anyone connected with the film. When the announcement was made that Tom Cruise would star as Lestat, I had deep reservations and severe criticisms. So did many many of my readers. I talked openly about this. A curtain thereafter divided me from the entire production, and with reason. Nobody likes to be criticized, and that includes movie people

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    At the end of nineteenth century men and women migrated from rural areas to urban areas for industrial work (Smith, p.142). This change ushered in the system of wage labor which became the way most members of lower class gained income. However, wages for workers were incredibly low (Smith, p.145). The blooming trend among the middle-class of the head of household as the only working individual of the family was completely unattainable for working class families. It was a necessity for lower-class

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    the class promised and that was “big books about bad women,” although maybe is should say “bad women and men.” Works Cited Balzac, Honoré De. Cousin Bette. N.p.: Penguin, 1998. Print. Laclos, Choderlos De, and Douglas Parmée. Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. Print. Thackeray, William Makepeace, and Nicholas Dames. Vanity Fair. New York: Barnes & Noble Classics, 2003. Print. Tolstoy, Leo, and David Magarshack. Anna Karenina. New York: Signet Classic, 1961. Print.

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    History of Arkansas Dangerous Liaisons: Sex and Love in the Segregated South Charles F. Robinson II is the author of Dangerous Liaisons: Sex and Love in the Segregated South. His main objective in writing this novel was to examine how white southerners enforced anti-miscegenation laws. Robinson shows that the real crime was to suggest that black and white individuals might be equals. When writing the book, Robinson used various sources. He examined legal cases from across the South, U.S. Supreme

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