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    The Modern Period

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    It is common that the affluent writers of the modern period would naturally write about the events and circumstances of their time. It seems easier to write about people who mirror their society. Additionally, in doing so, it makes the content more relatable to their literary lay readers. No one really understands what they have not personally experienced. Therefore, it seems astute to have a storyline based on broad pragmatic circumstances. Therefore, they had an ideal reader in mind, hoping

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    to be truly real, or ethereal, as opposed to the physical world. The modern period, on the other hand, held that sense perception was the only evidence that was concrete and that reality was only that which could be corroborated by sense perception. This gradual shift that occurred endeavored to transform humanity’s view of reality from the ethereal to the physical. The fact of the matter, however, is that the modern period had no more indubitable evidence for believing in a physical reality than

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    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Uncovering the Origins It is very common for ancient and medieval works to be passed down to modern readers without the identity of the original writer. Though the romance known as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is anonymous, there are many clues that can help us understand who the writer might have been and where he might have lived. When trying to learn about the circumstances in which a piece of medieval writing was produced, scholars first look to the manuscripts

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    Desire Under the Elms There are many genres of literature. Because of the age of this genre, it stands to reason that many variations have occurred throughout the years to make it reflect that time period. The genre of tragedy tends to be considered great because it occurs during great periods of history, it is about great men, and it is written by great writers.> The evolution of tragedy and the characteristics of tragedy are exemplified in the comparison of Oedipus Rex, Hamlet, and Desire

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    of Reliabilty of Existing" and Paideia of "Nihil of Truth of Being" ABSTRACT: This paper traces the transformation of the idea of Paideia as an intellectual mode of existence and being in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the modern period to the idea of Paideia as an intellectual mode of the nihil that is oriented toward the future. It comments specifically on the ideas of Leibniz and Heidegger which have contributed to this development. Our understanding of Paideia is multiple-valued

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    Madam Matisse- (the green line)

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    individual style and became the founding ‘father’ of fauvism. The use of bright and bold colours within his paintings became possible by developments in paint and the newly available bright colours. This portrait was painted in Paris, 1905, during the modern period. Through this painting, Matisse attempts to express varying emotions surrounding the subject matter (his wife) mainly through the colours used within the portrait. He uses many bright and bold colours, possibly representing the strong feelings

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    Understanding the Modern Consumer Culture

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    Understanding the Modern Consumer Culture In The Rise of Consumer Society in Britain, John Benson identifies consumer societies as those "in which choice and credit are readily available, in which social value is defined in terms of purchasing power and material possessions, and in which there is a desire, above all, for that which is new, modern, exciting and fashionable." For decades research on the history of consumerism had been winding the clock up to the nineteenth century as the starting

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    Folly in William Shakespeare's King Lear

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    paraphrase George Orwell, he is more contemporary than others." (Elsom 11) If, as is widely agreed, we are in a new cultural period that is in some sense 'post-modern,' (Jameson 1) then the texts of a culture that witnessed the emergence of the basic structures and dynamic... ... middle of paper ... ...dge, 1989. Grady, Hugh. Shakespeare's Universal Wolf: Studies in Early Modern Reification. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996. Jameson, Fredric. Postmodernism, or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism

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    paradigm is still applicable to the current technological setting, or if it is truer now than even before. It is thus taken into consideration in light of the specific instance of the thing, as Borgmann uses it, that is a painting prior to the modern period. The specific thing of a painting is contrasted to the technological device of a digital image. The progression of the medium change between the painting to the digital image will be examined as well as the skill it takes to produce them. Availability

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    Liberalism at that time meant the freedom and right of man to determine his own future without any predetermined limitations on man’s nature and capacity rooted in the traditional conception of values and the notion of a higher purpose of man. In the modern period when liberalism became the focus, man’s essence became his freedom thereby removing these higher and external purposes to man’s life. Thus Protestant liberalism became identified with progressivism and the tool through which nature was conquered

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