The Scarlet Letter Chapter 1 A prison door is surrounded by a group of Puritan settlers. They are dressed in dark, simple clothing, and wear serious expressions. Just to the side of the door is a single wild rose bush, covered with flowers because it is June, rose season: [O]n one side of the portal, and rooted almost at the threshold, was a wild rose-bush, covered, in this month of June, with its delicate gems, which might be imagined to offer their fragrance and fragile beauty to the prisoner
Barbie vs. Hercules English 102 The 20th of February 2004 Imagine a world in rose and purple where golden flakes are falling all over in a mirage of perfection. It is a world populated by nymphs and sleeping beauties, a world ruled by heroes and princes. From different prisms and colored glass, we see this world all the time reflected by what is called “the 7th art”. But is our real world made only of those perfect creatures? Media represents a mirror of our world and society. It is well known t
William Wordsworth Biography In his first acquaintance with the poetry of William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge remarked that there is a harshness and acerbity connected and combined with words and images all a-glow, which might recall those products of the vegetable world, where gorgeous blossoms rise out of the hard and thorny rind and shell, within which the rich fruit was elaborating. Coleridge\'s natural metaphor is revealing, for Wordsworth effected a revolution in poetic language an
Question #4 11/20/02 period 1 With the work of Newton, the natural universe became a realm of law and regularity. Beliefs in spirits and divinities were no longer necessary to explain its operation. Thus, the Scientific Revolution liberated human beings from the fear of a chaotic or haphazard universe. Most of the scientists were very devout people. They saw in the new picture of physical nature a new picture also of God. The Creator of this rational, lawful nature must also be rational. To stud
Castles of the Middle Ages What are castles? Definition states that a castle is a large fortified building built in the middle ages. It is also a chess piece that is at the top 4 corners of a chess board. Anyways, castles were used for centuries to show off, protect a king or lord, or to protect a small city. Castle are considered a beautiful work of art, but in the middle ages they could be the difference between life and death. Castles can be found in almost any European country. They could be
Charlotte Moraga o Name of the performing artist is Charlotte Moraga, who is originally from Florida. She began dancing at the age of nine and was formerly a professional Jazz dancer who joined the company in 1992. Her guru Pandit Chitresh Das is the founder and artistic director of Chitresh Das Dance Company (CDDC) and Chhandam School of Kathak. o Moraga is affiliated with the Chitresh Das Dance Company and her guru Pandit Chitresh Das is the artistic director of Chitresh Das Dance Company (CDD
Courtly Love and Social Institutions For several thousand years, the world’s wealthy and nobility used marriage as a contract, a method of binding two families together to increase power or money. Only in the last century has that sort of arranged marriage disappeared. During the Middle Ages, arranged marriages were common in every station of life. From princes to weavers to peasant farmers, it was the social norm for two families to arrange a match between their children for the sake of power a
After the End of Art Art and Craft of Writing “...the master narrative of the history of art - in the West but by the end not in the West alone - is that there is an era of imitation, followed by an era of ideology, followed by our post-historical era in which, with qualification, anything goes.” Arthur Danto, After the End of Art There’s no general agreement on what art is and what is not. As Danto argues in his book “After the End of Art” nowadays you can no longer tell whether something is ar
Monet in the Modernism Period Fine Arts Survey/ 2nd hour 7 May 2004 Claude Monet was born in Paris, France on November 14, 1841. He was a true leader of the modernism period. Modernism began around 1851 and lasted to 1929. Many European groups were created such as the Realists, Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, Symbolists, Cubists, and Surrealists. It was a time of rapid growth economically and politically. Printed images were becoming more widely available to the general public. Monet grew u
Final Exam 5/10/02 GER 259 The early 20th century produced countless numbers of famous novels, dramas, and films which are still critically studied in many different classrooms around the world today. I will be critically focusing on the two films that were presented in our class this term; Metropolis and Pandora’s Box. In addition to these films I will use numerous background texts from this term to further solidify my argument. The empowerment of women, sexuality, class struggles and morality
How and why did Hitler seek to control the German economy and work force between 1933 and 1939? Hitler wanted to control the German economy and workforce from 1933 to 1939 because, he wanted to reduce the unemployment for the reason that he knows that he does not have the support of all the germen peple and a way to get their support will be to reduces unemployment. At the beginning, Hitler turned to professional help to reduces unemployment by appointing Hjalmar Schacht as president of the Reic
Roman Architecture Journal The arch, both beauty and function. Without it, architecture would not be what it is today. The Romans introduced the arch and concrete to the world. These are now the building blocks for our buildings today. In roman architecture, the arch was used to symbolize, and it was used for functionality. It was used to demonstrate a great military victory. It was used to support the massive aqueducts. It was used at Hadrian’s Villa, to adorn the waterside with beauty. It was
Plato’s Theory of Knowledge Plato’s Theory of Knowledge is very interesting. He expresses this theory with three approaches: his allegory of The Cave, his metaphor of the Divided Line and his doctrine The Forms. Each theory is interconnected; one could not be without the other. Here we will explore how one relates to the other. In The Cave, Plato describes a vision of shackled prisoners seated in a dark cave facing the wall. Chained also by their necks, the prisoners can only look forward and se
Plato Plato, the philosopher, centered his thoughts around the soul, which to him was the principal of life and movement. The immortal wisdom of Plato, is the guidance in which ethical theory and philosophy take root. His mentor was the great philosopher, Socrates. Plato, took the Socratic point of view and developed his main philosophy, which was the philosophy of the soul. THE LIFE OF PLATO Early Life Plato was born in 427 B.C.E. into a wealthy family that was both aristocratic and politically
Plato’s Allegory of the Cave Humanities I – 13Z Summer 04 Because of how we live, true reality is not obvious to most of us. However, we mistake what we see and hear for reality and truth. This is the basic premise for Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, in which prisoners sit in a cave, chained down, watching images cast on the wall in front of them. They accept these views as reality and they are unable to grasp their overall situation: the cave and images are a ruse, a mere shadow show orchestrate
Renaissance Humanism Writers and philosophers of the Renaissance expressed their opinions about human nature and humans’ roles in the universe through their writings. Francesco Petrarch pioneered the first intellectual movement called humanism. An Italian poet and man of letters, he attempted to apply the values and lessons of antiquity to questions of Christian faith and morals in his own day. He believed that true eloquence and ethical wisdom had been lost during the Middle Ages and could onl
The Iris and Rose Eng 111 July 8, 2004 In my life I have discovered two beautiful flowers that grow in my garden. Both the iris and the rose are planted in my backyard garden. While the iris is exotic and dazzling in color, the roses are beautifully romantic and inviting to the eye. In history the Persian poet Hafiz called the rose “a beauty spot on the cheek of the world”. During the Middle Ages, the rose was a symbol of the Resurrection and the Virgin Mary. Pope Hadrian / had placed roses over
Rachel Carson The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction. -- Rachel Carson © 1954 -Rachel Carson- Rachel Carson was born on May 27, 1907, and raised on a farm throughout her childhood days in Springdale, Pennsylvania. During her childhood, her mother would encourage her to explore the natural surroundings and write about anything that appealed to her. In so doing, she had her first story publishe
Ancient Greeks and Romans The achievements of the ancient Greek and Romans have influenced our lives more than we could possibly imagine. To this day we still use many ideas and ways of life that they used thousands of years ago. Many of the modern, public, government buildings and monuments reflect the design features of the ancient Greeks and Romans because of their elegance and beauty. Architecture today has been shaped by the ancient Romans and Greeks architectural design features. The way t
Lancelot Lancelot plays a traditional role in Arthurian legends; however he is a multifaceted character. He is torn between his duty as a knight, his best friend Arthur, his love for Guinevere, and Elaine’s unrequited love for him. In some of these roles Lancelot is seen as the most perfect male figure throughout the legends, however in others, we see his flaws come through. This is seen in the quote: great and guilty love he bare the Queen / In breath with the love he bare his lord In his dutie
The Catholic Church September 13, 2004 History text assignment # 1, Pg. 67 3) “Vain is the hope of salvation through letters of pardon, even is a commissary- nay, the Pope himself- were to pledge his own soul for them.” Looking at this statement Luther is trying to state that people have useless hope for writing letters of forgiveness, and paying donations for their sins to be forgiven. The Pope doesn’t even care of the people’s sins he’s only there for the money he is collecting from the poor.
Edgar Allan Poe: A Man of Secrecy Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 as Edgar Poe. He was the second son to Elizabeth Arnold Poe and David Poe. Both parents were actors, and shortly after Poe’s birth, his father deserted his family around 1810. Edgar became an orphan before the age of three years, when his mother died on December 8, 1811 in Richmond, Virginia at the age of twenty-four years. His father died at the age of twenty-seven years old. After his mother’s death, the childless c
Lenape Indians The Lenape or Delaware Indians lived in the North East region of North America, including parts of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and northern Delaware. They are a peace loving people with a very interesting religion. Men and women contribute to the tribe in their own ways. The Lenape grew squash beans and corn. They hunted a large variety of animals. They also built small canoes that were used to fish from. They would then cook over an open fire. Lenape lived in homes called
Mexican-American Experience Arnoldo De Leon wanted to write a monograph that attempted to further the documentation of the Mexican-American experience in the early years of Texas. After long hours of research and advice from writers before him, he wrote, They Called them Greasers. This monograph tries to uncover the seeds of racism that sprang up before the Texas War for Independence and has lasted since then. De Leon tries to prove that Mexicans were never judged by their own merit, but instead
Samurai Tradition in Japan prizes grace, tranquillity and harmony with nature. But tradition also celebrates the fierce warrior of Japan; the samurai. Sometimes wandering alone, more often fighting in Japans complex civil wars, the samurai may have been history\'s most effective and terrifying warriors. Legends, movies, popular fiction, books in Japan and all over the world picks the samurai as the most lethal swordsman that has ever lived. Was he that lethal? Yes. Was it pure technique, mere ma
Ernest Miller Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was born at eight o\'clock in the morning on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. In the nearly sixty two years of his life that followed he forged a literary reputation unsurpassed in the twentieth century. In doing so, he also created a mythological hero in himself that captivated not only serious literary critics but the average man as well. In a word, he was a star. Born in the family home at 439 North Oak Park Avenue, a house built by his wido
MONET IN THE 1890\'S, Claude Monet was at the height of popularity. His works at the time, presented more and more as ensembles or series, astonished and awed his critics. For nearly three decades, his paintings had been widely ridiculed, forcing him and his family to live in terrible poverty. In fact, it was his painting Impression which coined the then-derogatory term Impressionist. By 1890, however, Monet was being revered as one of France\'s greatest national artists. Monet, indeed, was far
Cannery Row John Steinbeck is a writer who experienced the pain of the Second World War and though it is true that many who have read his work have negatively criticized his writing, many have also embraced his work in acceptance and appreciation. Yet, showing his true colours, Steinbeck writes about his childhood in Monterey in a classical book called Cannery Row. This is perhaps the most humorous of all which he has written, especially since it was written during the war when most people belie
A Jury Of Her Peers: A Character Analysis James McMasters English 112 October 17, 2000 A JURY OF HER PEERS - A CHARACTER ANALYSIS BY SUSAN GLASPELL As in the case of most, if not all, good allegorical stories, the primary impact of the tale is strongly influenced by the author’s detailed characterization of the setting, as well as the characters’ feelings and passions. Certainly such is the case in Susan Glaspell’s story “A Jury of Her Peers”. Here we see a richness of characterization and setti
John Updike John Updike, unlike many of today’s authors, wrote about what he knew and life experiences. Some people may say that this would make his writings boring or uninteresting. The way he writes, however, makes it applicable to almost everyone’s life. When John Updike was little he grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania and later moved to a small farm a couple miles away. He ended up going to Harvard university on a full ride scholarship. Updike wrote many books on his childhood. He wrote
Advertising English Essay Advertising is an integral part of today’s society. Australian advertising symbolises the way we act, the things we do and the attitudes and values we share. We can tell that advertising symbolises the way we act by the fact that we actually purchase a product to narrow the differences between the model and yourself. It is important that we realise who we want to be and who we want to become. Advertising is run on the basis that it is either to inform people about hazar
Anderson I Want to know Why Anderson: I Want to know Why People become human through common experiences. The thread running through this essay clearly demonstrates the power that a shared love for horses and racing overcomes racial boundaries. The introductory paragraph with its masterly structure accounts for the story\'s gripping power. The narrator brings us vividly into the story as we got up at four in the morning, that first day in the east . He and his friends with the true instinct of Ke
Anthropology’s Symbiotic Relationship with Photography 9/25/1999 Anthropology 174 It is by no coincidence that the fields of photography and anthropology have evolved together. At the very least, photography and the visual representation of so-called “primitive” peoples have legitimized and mainstreamed the field of anthropology. Anthropologists have been called “merchants of the exotic,” a reputation well deserved based on the early period of ethnographic photography. In many cases anthropologi
“Gin Lane” History of Art 1B April 20, 2000 The series of engravings titled “Beer Street” and “Gin Lane” released by William Hogarth in 1751 serves to comment on the idleness and depravity of the lower class.[1] Hogarth suggests in the print “Gin Lane” that gin contributed to the ills of society because it was cheap and readily available. The drink of preference for productivity would be beer as depicted by Hogarth in the corresponding print “Beer Street.” Gin in “Gin Lane” promotes public drunk
Brief History of the English Language OLD ENGLISH UNTIL 1066. A BRIEF HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE Old English (500-1100 AD) Old English Words The Angles came from an angle-shaped land area in contemporary Germany. Their name Angli from the Latin and commonly-spoken, pre-5th Century German mutated into the Old English Engle . Later, Engle changed to Angel-cyn meaning Angle-race by A.D. 1000, changing to Engla-land . Some Old English words which have survived intact include: feet, geese, teeth, me
Ceramics Historical Project Cypriot Ceramics of the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages 8 March 2000 Cyprus, or Kypros in Greek, is one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean. It is situated about forty miles south of Turkey and about two hundred and forty miles north of Egypt. To the east it has the mountain range of Lebanon on the mainland and to the North that of Taurus. The name it bears is derived from the mineral that it is so rich in, copper. The Greek word for copper is kypros. It was
Chaim Potok and the Problem of Assimilation for the American Jew America has been a country of immigrants since Europeans first settled it over five hundred years ago. America has always faced the problem of assimilation, a challenge faced by every country with a considerable immigrant population. Because immigrants founded America, her culture is a combination of the cultures of other countries. Should these immigrants isolate themselves from the mainstream American culture, or should they sacr
Compare the openings of Charles Dickens\' Great Expectations and Paul Gallico\'s The Snow Goose comment upon the setting, characters, relationships, and use and style of language. My first two paragraphs are brief biographies of the writers of these two great books. Following these, I will be comparing their settings, characters, relationships and language. Charles Dickens was born at Landport near Portsmouth, Hampshire in 1812 on the 7th February. During most of his childhood he lived in either
Lake Vostok: An untouched, unaltered, pristine new world, why should we drill it? ENVS 232 Due: Oct. 17, 2003 Russia is planning on drilling a 35 million year old lake in the middle of the Antarctica. This lake, Lake Vostok, is 670 meters deep or roughly 2198 feet deep and each liter or water contains approximately 2.5 liters of compressed air (Space Daily, Aug. 2003), now why is this, a good idea? This lake could contain new information on some of the blank spots in earth history. The informati
Descriptive Essay English 1010 Descriptive Essay (p. 92) Part A I. Surrounded by the old forest, I rested upon a throne-like rock that faced the stunning blue ocean. Being the queen of the moment, I could hear the birds chirping and the rustling of the leaves above me. I looked around me and realized tall trees with luscious green leaves enclosed me, giving me a warm feeling of peace. With a sigh of content, I looked out over the sea. The sun’s reflection started on the point of the horizon and
Whitney Houston From the moment Whitney Houston first opened her mouth to sing, it was obvious that she was bound for greatness. As the daughter of Cissy Houston, a successful rhythm-and-blues backup singer, and a cousin of the even more renowned singer Dionne Warwick, young Whitney grew up steeped in music. She dutifully sang in the New Hope Baptist Junior Choir, aspiring to nothing higher than being a backup performer like her mother. But by the time she was eleven, it was readily apparent tha
How does John Fowles use particular landscapes and places to enhance and identify each character in ‘The French Lieutenants Woman’? John Fowles introduces the novel by giving an detailed description of the ‘Cobb’ in Lyme Regis. He introduces Sarah at this point, describing her as ‘a living memorial to the drowned’ ‘a figure from myth’. In this setting, we begin to form our own opinion of her character; solitary by choice and independent yet melancholy at the same time. We begin to associate Sara
English Essay- exploring the contrasting attitudes to love, which may be seen in the poetry of different writers, analysing the implicit themes and the poets’ use of language. 18 November 2000 Love can exist in a broad diversity of forms and feelings. The poems “Decorated for a Kiss” by Ian McDonald and “Alone” by Walter de la Mare emphasise this. Whilst the poem “Decorated for a Kiss” is obviously the description of unspoiled love blossoming, in which a man is coming to his woman for love, bear
Powerful beauty…Yeah right! Title: Powerful beauty…Yeah right! Purpose: To demonstrate that women are valued more for their looks than for what they have to offer. Form: Herald Sun Article, Extra section. Audience: Older and younger women. § Beautiful women accompanied the article, as did some women I had never heard of. § Beauty is a commercial product. § “Take power in your beauty” § The ad might as well have said “Get plastic surgery to be powerful” § So much has been lost of women’s power. o
Lord of the Rings Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. This is how The Lord of the Rings is introduced. The Lord of the Rings is a book about adventures, heroic deeds
Frankenstein Captain Robert Walton serves as a bridge for Victor Frankenstein, since both are adventurers, overreachers without boundaries. Learn from me . . . how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge, and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow. Curiosity gives their lives meaning, knowledge is their enemy. Victor conquerors nature through the pursuit of knowledge and ignores any morals and
Globalization Globalization is the increasing integration of world-economies through the free flow of goods and services across national boundaries. It can be seen as the liberalization of global markets. Goods and services can be defined as tangible and intangible, e.g. the agricultural sector supplying ground provisions can be classified as tangible and the tourism and banking sectors can be classed as intangible as they are service industries. Commonwealth Caribbean states include: Anguilla,
Great Aspirations: A Literary Essay on Great Expectations One of the essentials of human fulfillment is a sense of satisfaction within oneself. An inability to achieve this would result in an ambition to improve or a yearning for something more. In Great Expectations, Dickens attempts to portray the theme that dissatisfaction evokes great aspirations for amelioration or rectification. This overarching theme is evident throughout the novel and is shown primarily in Mrs. Pocket, Miss Havisham, Pip
Greek Life It was a fine day, as I sat outside of my house on some of the rolling hills in Athens. I sat and pondered of worldly things, when I finally came to thinking of my own life. I was almost as inquisitive about my life as a complete stranger would be. It is a relatively simple life where most common men, as for me not being rich or poor, are usually quite modest, and most often times are made of stone, clay, and wood. My house is a mid-size house consisting of seven rooms. I have a kitch
Laissez-faire The industrial revolution changed the lives of the population drastically. It affected both the wealthier and the poorer sections of society, but in very different ways. The rich became richer through the success of manufacturing businesses, but the poor people were living in germ infested, crowded and very unhealthy conditions, much like their place of work. The streets were not cleaned or maintained and the health of the population suffered as a result. Working hours were long an