Václav Klaus Essays

  • Vaclav Havel's Four Letter Word Hope

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    Hope is a four letter word that sounds simple to the ear, and even pleasing, as one might say. As simple as it seems, there exist a complexity behind this four letter word, a complexity that is best explained by Vaclav Havel. He once wrote, “Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprise that are obviously leading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because

  • Essay on Manipulation through Language in The Memorandum

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    Language in The Memorandum How one utilizes language to perpetuate certain images or perspectives can greatly influence the way people think. One can use language to manipulate the minds of others and bring them under some form of subjugation. In Vaclav Havel's The Memorandum certain characters use this tactic of manipulation through different means that involve language, and in the process, they gain the authority or recognition they are seeking. Ballas promotes the new creation of the synthetic

  • Social Problems With America

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    pregnancies, many of which were “born dead”. It is hard for a doctor to save a child that weighs less than 2 pounds and cannot breath on its own. Due to the increasing number of teen pregnancies lead to a population growth in America. In “Divine Revolution” Vaclav Havel writes, “Humankind today is well aware of the spectrum of threats looming over its head. We know that the number of people living on our planet is growing at a soaring rate and that within a relatively short... ... middle of paper ... .

  • Vaclav Havel´s Fight Against the Communist Regime

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    communist regimes could be seen throughout with countries like Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria and Romania. These regimes where severely oppressive and violated basic human rights, hence a growing opposition was beginning to form. From the mid-1970’s Vaclav Havel, a former playwright would become the most prominent Czechoslovakian “dissident” and campaigner against the abuses of the Communist Regime by actively defending the rock group Plastic People of the Universe, being one of the three public spokespeople

  • The Symbolic Meaning Behind the Black Procession in O'Conner's A Late Encounter with the Enemy

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    The Symbolic Meaning Behind the Black Procession in O'Conner's A Late Encounter with the Enemy Czechoslovakian philosopher and political mind Vaclav Havel, in his discourse The Power of the Powerless, talks about the danger of "living within a lie" (84). He argues that individuals who refuse to develop a strong sense of self and instead "merge with the anonymous crowd and flow comfortably along with it down the river of pseudo-life" (38) inevitably experience a "profound crisis of human identity"

  • David Garrett's Performance of He's a Pirate by Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt

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    The orchestral piece, He’s a Pirate by Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt is the main theme from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. This song was performed David Garrett, who is a professional musician. David has also performed the second movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, which has some similarities to how he performs the piece to the Pirates of the Caribbean theme. Both songs have some differences and similarities about their performance quality even though they are

  • Baudelaire Mansion: Cause And Effect

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    Cause Effect 1. The three Baudelaires, Sunny, Klaus, and Violet, became orphans when their parents died in the fire that took the Baudelaire Mansion. The orphans were placed in the care of evil Count Olaf, then Uncle Monty, who was murdered by Count Olaf. 2. Count Olaf will do anything possible to get the Baudelaire fortune, which was left to Violet, who will manage it when she is older. The Baudelaires always keep an eye out for him, and have so far found some way to escape his master plans. 3

  • Summary of The Austere Academy

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    Summary of The Austere Academy Mr. Poe drives the Baudelaire children to Prufrock Preparatory School. When they get there they meet Vice Principal Nero. Supposedly, they have an advanced computer system that will keep Count Olaf away. When they get there they hear about this wonderful place to live where you get fresh bowls of fruit every day, there is a library, and a game and social room. Only if you have your guardian sign a permission slip. Since the Baudelaire children did not have a guardian

  • Constructing the Characters in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

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    without characters. Characters are used to tell us the story and get messages across to the audience, but how are characters constructed? In lemony Snicket's a series of unfortunate events, violet is constructed to be an emotionally strong inventor, Klaus is constructed to be a bookish intelligent teenager with intelligence well beyond his age, sunny is constructed to be a baby who loves to bite things whose name shows her intelligence and count Olaf is constructed to be a self-centred, evil man that

  • Once Upon a Time, the TV Show

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    Snow White jumped off the cliff, and plunged into the waters below, trying to escape the evil queen's huntsmen once again. That is one example of one that would do unspeakable things in order to survive. Everyone knows the classic tale of Snow White, but Once Upon A Time puts twists on every tale you thought you knew. In the tv show Once Upon A Time, all fairy tales are twisted into a new form, and one of the strongest relationships between the show's most famous villain, and the one fairy tale

  • The Rosenbergs: Crime of Espionage

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    In the 1950’s, the Soviet Union gained information on the atomic bomb with the help of two Americans. The couple, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, suffered greatly for their crime. The Rosenbergs, having committed a crime of espionage on the US, had a large impact on not only the nation, but the world. This was due to their historical execution. Julius Rosenberg was born on May 12, 1918, in New York City (Petersen 1). Julius grew up in poverty on the lower east side of New York. He was the youngest

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window by Lemony Snickets

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    Captain Sham, scared Aunt Josephine away, and she ran far far away. The children saw a note saying that Captain Sham is now their legal guardian, and it was signed by Aunt Josephine. Suddenly, Klaus found several grammatical errors on the note thus concluding that Captain Sham just forged her signature. Klaus read the note again and realized that it was a secret message. The message pointed out a place, somewhere near Lake Lachrymose, and it was possibly where Aunt Josephine was. The children immediately

  • Shirley Temple Black Essay

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    Shirley Temple Black This darling little curly top young star became an extraordinary role model for many people during the Great Depression Era. So who is the little girl I refer to? I am speaking about Shirley Temple Black, perhaps best known to most of us as that little golden star “Shirley Temple”. She stared in many motion pictures and television roles such as Heidi, Little Miss Maker, Curly Top, and the Littlest Rebel, just to name a few. This young child became an exemplarily visionary

  • Boundaries in Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus, Shelley’s Frankenstein, and Havel’s Temptation

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    boundaries results in trouble. It might be said that in works of this type a distinction is made between pushing limitations and overstepping boundaries. In such literary works as Christopher Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and Vaclav Havel’s Temptation, the main characters push boundaries farther than they have been pushed before inevitably causing negative consequences for the characters and the people that surround them. The work entitled Dr. Faustus centers around the character

  • Essay On The Rosenberg Case

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    of the Cold War. To illustrate the ideas this essay proposes, it will first give a clear and factual overview of the Rosenberg Case. It all began even before the Rosenbergs came into the picture, namely with the arrest and confession of soviet spy Klaus Fuchs in 1950. This namely led to the investigation of his courier, Harry Gold, and then David Greenglass, Ethel Rosenberg's brother. Greenglass cooperated and named Julius Rosenberg as a fellow spy, claiming that he provided Julius with documents

  • Klaus Barbie

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    Nikolaus “Klaus” Barbie was born in Bad Godesberg, a district of Bonn, on October 25, 1913 (JVL). Both of his parents were teachers at the school he had attended for most of his life. His father was a very abusive alcoholic who had served in the First World War. Shot in the neck at Verdun, the elder Nikolaus Barbie had come home a broken man. He was very harsh and demanding of his children and wife. After the death of his father in 1933, Klaus was drafted into the Reichsarbeitsdienst, or Nazi Labor

  • The Impact Of Klaus Fuch

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    The discovery of Klaus Fuchs’s espionage, more so than the news of Soviet nuclear test, marked the start of the Cold War and a worsening of Soviet-American relations. The case again raised the American public’s feelings against Communism. Similarly, it caused a cooling of

  • Rosenberg

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    Julius Rosenberg to exchange microfilm August 28, 1949: Soviets detonate their first Atom bomb January 21, 1950: Alger Hiss convicted of perjury in denying that he passed secret documents to Communist agent Whittaker Chambers February 2, 1950: Klaus Fuchs arrested March 1950: Julius Rosenberg warns Greenglass to flee country May 1950: Rosenberg asks his physician about what kind of shots are necessary for trip to Mexico May 22, 1950: Harry Gold confesses to the FBI May or June 1950: Rosenbergs

  • The Bad Beginning

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    I choose to represent A Series of Unfortunate Events because I found it interesting. I have seen the movie but never read the book before so I wanted to see what is it about, and I was completely amazed because the book is different from any other book I have read. It is written in easy-to-read language and almost every potentially new word is explained through the conversations. Events are weird and sometimes confusing, and everything is different and hard to explain but that is why people like

  • The Grim Grotto: Elements of Fiction

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    submarine just for a sugar bowl. You also know this because many characters, such as Captain Widdershins, Count Olaf and Quigley Quagmire say that this object is too important and secretive to reveal its purpose. The climax of this book is when Violet Klaus and Sunny are walking to the taxi parting with Mr. Poe. This is the climax of the book because this was the highest point of interest and appeal. The author, Lemony Snicket, uses details and delays the end to an extent where you become very anxious