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Homers’ Epic Heroes Homers characters are real human beings with all the strengths and weaknesses. They live, they breathe, they love, they hate. They are subject to fear and they tend, on occasion, to rise to heroic greatness. His most explored stories The Illiad and The Odyssey both have characters that exert these characteristics. Although the stories are different, both heroes share similar backgrounds, plights, and triumphs. The heroes of the novels, thanks to the literary prowess of Homer,
Marshall McLuhan Com Arts 160 September 9, 2004 Marshall McLuhan was known as a visionary educator of mass media. Born on July 21, 1911 in Edmonton, Alberta, Marshall had the remarkable capability to memorize and recite poetry, monologs and speeches. He acquired such a talent from his mother, an elocutionist who was known for her theatrical performances in theater and local churches. At first Marshall wanted to become and engineer, though his mind quickly changed after he began attending the Uni
PROBLEMS AND DISCOVERIES The college student’s lifestyle is much more stressful for the following reasons: Many of today’s colleges have quotas and higher standards of admission in accepting new students, thus making entering a college or university more competitive. Once students are in college, they find themselves in an academic setting where they are not only acquiring new friendships but also dealing with the fact that their peers are also their competitors. In the arts, this is even more e
Plato on Justice and Injustice In The Republic, Plato attempts to demonstrate through the character and discourse of Socrates that justice is better than justice is the good which men must strive for, regardless of whether they could be unjust and still be rewarded. His method is to use dialectic, the asking and answering of questions which led the hearer from one point to another, supposedly with irrefutable logic by obtaining agreement to each point before going on to the next, and so building
Renaissance The Renaissance was a period of European history, considered by modern scholars as that between 1300 and 1600. Many dramatic changes happend during the Renaissance. The Renaissance was a period of new inventions and beliefs. The Renaissance was drastically different from the Middle Ages. During the Middle Ages the church held most of the power and it\'s economy was agriculturaly based. Exploration and learning was almost put to a stop. During the Renaissance society was transformed i
Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1841-1919 Why shouldn\'t art be pretty? There are enough unpleasant things in the world. 3rd Period May 5, 2004 Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a renowned artist of the late 1800s. He enjoyed his job as an artist, which was unusual at the time. Many of the artists from his time period merely saw art as a duty. Almost sixty years of actively painting gave Renoir six thousand paintings, each one of them unique and special. Renoir was born in Limoges, France, on February 25, 1841,
Studying Drama Semester: WS 2003/2004 Abgabetermin: 8. Dezember 2003 Summary of Michael Patterson\'s: “Studying Drama” The text „Studying Drama“ written by Michael Patterson deals with the question how drama as a literary genre really works and with its development from its origins in Ancient Greece till nowadays. At the beginning of the text Patterson exemplifies the general characteristics of a play. In a play environment and setting are not described directly to the reader like in a novel tho
ñík§Õh!ßÕw4 TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS GRADE EIGHT (SAMPLE)QUESTION BOOKLET PAPER ONE TIME LIMIT;95 MIN.= PART ` LISTENING COMPREHENSION ;40 min.= In Section A,B and C you will hear everything ONCE only.Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow.Mark the correct response for each question you hear. SECTION A TALK Questions 1 to 5 refer to the talk in this section.At the end of the talk you will be given 15 seconds to answer each of the following five questions. Now Listen to th
Adolf Hitler 1 In any accounting of the millennium\'s monsters, first place must go to the ruler who made genocide a multinational industry-Adolf Hitler. The scale of enterprise boggles the mind: freight trains carrying Jews to human stockyards from across Nazi-occupied Europe; victims worked to death, shot, or gassed; corpses incinerated or processed into soap; gold teeth harvested for the coffers of the Reich (Time 123). How and why Adolf Hitler became the man that changed the meaning of sla
Harvard’s Evolution from Theological to Liberal Education Harvard’s development over 350 years has been enormously rich and complex--full of interest for social and intellectual history, for the history of scholarship, science, pedagogy, and politics. We know something, statistically, about the social sources and destinies of the graduates over the existence, but little of the later generations. Harvard’s benefactors are no less interesting a group, and their contributors made all else possible.
Censorship There have been many attempts to censor material. tangible or intangible, by not only Governments, but also libraries, classrooms, and households. Board members like that of your local library or school district have been most willing to censor things. During the begining of this century Anthony Comstock and the Society for the Suppresion of Vice of had a law passed to completely ban any material, thoughts or speech that was vice. Their definition of vice was very broad: vice incl
Racism On the morning of October 17th, 1969, 14 black football players from the University of Wyoming walked into head coach Lloyd Eaton’s office wearing black armbands. They were immediately kicked off the team. The events of the next 25 hours and later weeks produced one of the biggest controversies in the state ever. The incident of the “Black 14” was the unanimous choice of Wyoming news writers and broadcasters as the states top news story of 1969. The dismissal from Eaton stemmed from a coa
THE RENAISSANCE IN ITALY The rebirth of art in Italy was connected with the rediscovery of ancient philosophy, literature, science, and the evolution of empirical methods of study in these fields. Increased awareness of classical knowledge created a new resolve to learn by direct observation and study of the natural world. Consequently, secular themes became increasingly important to artists, and with the revived interest in antiquity came a new repertoire of subjects drawn from Greek and Roma
Biography on Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889, in Braunau, Austria, a small town just outside of Germany. Adolf received good marks during elementary school but became a poor student in high school. Adolf decided he wanted to become an artist, but this angered his ill tempered father. His father died when Adolf was 14, and at the age of 16 Adolf quit school. Because Adolf’s mother received a pension he did not have to go to work. Instead he spent his time daydreaming, drawing
PROPAGANDA Sean Ward 2/7/99 Ms. Maslow Western Civilization II Background Propaganda techniques began with World War I. From the beginning of the war. Both German and British propagandists worked hard to win sympathy and support in the U.S. German propagandists appealed to the many Americans of German descent and to those of Irish descent who were traditionally hostile to Great Britain. Germany was virtually cut off from direct access to the U.S. and British propaganda had little competition in
HONDURAS 0/98 Western Honduras was at the edge of the great Maya civilization during the 1st millennium AD, and the ruins at Copán show the advanced stage of the country\'s population. The Maya were in decline by the time Christopher Columbus reached their shores on his fourth voyage in 1502. The native population was wiped out by the Spanish conquest and by the European diseases but the number of Spanish settlers was small and included few women. The natives and the Spanish mixed together and m
Isadora Duncan Isadora Duncan was an American dancer, whose creation of an expressive dance style based on the ancient Greeks laid the foundations for the modern dancers of the twentieth century. Isadora Duncan was born Dora Angela Duncan in San Francisco, California, 1877. Isadora\'s parents were divorced shortly after her birth, and her poor but romantic mother filled her children with the sounds of music and notions of uncoventuality. Isadora showed an early talent for dance and left school a
Asian-Americans According to the U.S. census, there are approximately 9 million people living in America who are of Asian descent. Twenty-three percent of that are Chinese ancestry; 20% are Filipino; 12% are Asian Indian; and Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese each share about 10%. It is expected, that by the year 2000 Filipinos will be the largest Asian Pacific Islander group. In the state of California, there are more Filipinos than Chinese. In San Diego County, Filipino Americans are the larges
The California Institute of the Arts The California institute of the art is a very difficult school nestled it the suburbs of urban Los Angeles. It specializes in several different mediums of art, from, illustration to dance. The institute has been around since the 1960¹s and has enrolled nearly 35,000 people in its 37 year history. One of the most prominent factors that people face when choosing a college is, unfortunately, the $18,000 cost of tuition. California Institute of the Arts offers a
Pablo Picasso Pablo Ruiz y Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain, October 25, 1881. He was the most influential and successful artist of the 20th century. Painting, sculpture, graphic art, and ceramics were all profoundly and irrevocably affected by his genius. Picasso was the son of a professor of art. This helped him get started with arts. His talent for drawing was recognized at an early age. As an advanced student at the Barcelona Academy for Fine Arts at the age of 14, Picasso experimented with
Popes and Their Art The Popes made a store house of the Vatican which is in Rome by the collecting of precious metals, documents, and art work which is now called, “ The Vatican Collections”. Pope John Paul 2nd said this of the collections. They will speak of the human condition as well as the endevorance of the human spirit. The Vatican contains many Art pieces of the Roman err such as statues of men and women as well as horses and many other pieces of art work.. Nicolas the 5th was the first t
BATTLE OF THE FORCES Spock grew up in the country he got very bored because no one lived near him. So he took shooting lessons every Wednesday and learnt how to shoot very accurately. Spock started school and about 2 years later he was being bullied by a boy called Buch, then he started to hang out with a gang so he wouldn’t get bullied any more. Spock told his mother about it. Then his mother thought that she could not look after Spock , she gave him away. But she gave him away to the wrong par
FREDRIC JAMESON AND THE LIMITS OF POSTMODERN THEORY by Sean Homer The impetus behind this paper has been the recent publication of Fredric Jameson\'s 1991 Welleck Lectures, The Seeds of Time.1 As these lectures were delivered a decade after Jameson\'s initial attempts to map the terrain of postmodernity it appeared to me to provide an occasion to reflect upon the current status of Jameson\'s highly influential and much criticised theory of postmodernism as the cultural logic of late capitalism.
An Army, A Navy, and Ebonics CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. The Ebonics controversy 2.1 Declaration of a separate language 2.2 Bilingual education funding 2.3 Classroom teaching and Ebonics 2.4 Summary and comment 3. Afro-American languages and dialects 3.1 Black English: the creolist position 3.2 Black English: the dialectologist position 3.3 Toward a synthesis 3.4 On the issue of African influence 3.5 Summary and comment 4. Language, identity, and politics 4.1 Obtaining linguistic recognition 4.2
Adminstrative Services Managers Throughout the world, administrative services managers work throughout private industry and govenment. They coordinate and direct supportive services. They work within the same managerial hierachy as others in mangement(Farr, 1994) . In general the administrative services managers usually work in comfortable offices. However, in small firms, these managers may work along side the supervisors and staff they oversee, and the office area may be noisy (Farr, 1994) . W
The Ming Dynasty The Ming Dynasty was founded by Zhu Yuanzhang, a former Buddist monk who became leader of a band of peasant rebels. Suffering greatly under Mongol rule, Zhu eventually came to reconquer most of China and claim himself the “Hongwu Emperor.” Once again, China’s gorvernance was restored to the great population. Under the Hongwu emperor, there was a revival of the examination system ensure that Chinese schoarship was of the highest caliber, and that merit played role in advancement.
Nelson Mandela Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in a village near Umtata in the Transkei on the 18 July 1918. His father was the principal councillor to the Acting Paramount Chief of Thembuland. After his father\'s death, the young Rolihlahla became the Paramount Chief\'s ward to be groomed to assume high office. However, influenced by the cases that came before the Chief\'s court, he determined to become a lawyer. Hearing the elders stories of his ancestors valour during the wars of resistanc
Divinity versus Happiness July 17, 1998 What is the price of greatness? What price would one pay for immortality? To have lived beloved, respected and admired by millions. The ability to leave an everlasting impression on the world once one has left it behind. Michaelango achieved such amazing feats of glory. He left the world with vivid paintings, surreal sculptures and other works of art. Millions adore his paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and on the roof of Saint Peter\'s Cathed
Bill Gates 1955- Biography Bill Gates, an American business executive was born on October 28, 1955. He and his two sisters grew up in Seattle. Their father, William H. Gates II, is a Seattle attorney. Mary Gates, their late mother, was a schoolteacher, University of Washington regent and chairwoman of United Way International. Gates attended public elementary school before moving on to the private Lakeside School in North Seattle. It was at Lakeside that Gates began his career in personal comput
Aerospace Engineering Aerospace engineering is a new advanced professional degree program designed specifically for toady\'s modern engineering world. It is intended for recent engineering graduates and working engineers desiring a broader graduate experience that emphasizes and applications focused engineering education, as well as for seasoned engineers who want to increase their opportunities for career enhancement but may not be able to take full time away from work. The study of this field
1960’s QUESTIONAIRE Were many people involved in drugs and protests? If so, did you witness or partake in any? Yes, there were many people involved in drugs and protests during the time that I was in college. On my first day of school at the U of M, in September 1969, I remember students taking over the Literature, Science, and Arts building in protest against the war. The Ann Arbor Police surrounded the building, but none of the protesters were caught. Then, in the middle of the night, the stud
ADOLF HITLER 1. THE BEGINNING At half past six on the evening of April 20th, 1889 a child was born in the small town of Branau, Austria. The name of the child was Adolf Hitler. He was the son a Customs official Alois Hitler, and his third wife Klara. As a young boy Adolf attendated church regulary and sang in the local choir. One day he carved a symbol into the bench which resembled the Swastika he later used as the symbol of the Nazi party. He was a pretty good student. He received good marks i
Running Wild Thomas J. Dygard Running Wild is a book about a student at Cartwright High named Pete Holman. Pete Holman has been in and out of trouble for most of his high school years. He is a trouble maker he cuts classes, picks fights, and smokes in the boiler room during school. One Saturday night when he was out joyriding with his best friends Jimbo and Bucky they sideswiped a car. Pete lands in the police station that night. Then officer Stowell made him an offer. The offer was he could spe
Adolf Hitler 1. THE BEGINNING At half past six on the evening of April 20th, 1889 a child was born in the small town of Branau, Austria. The name of the child was Adolf Hitler. He was the son a Customs official Alois Hitler, and his third wife Klara. As a young boy Adolf attendated church regulary and sang in the local choir. One day he carved a symbol into the bench which resembled the Swastika he later used as the symbol of the Nazi party. He was a pretty good student. He received good marks i
Benjamin Franklin-Scientist and Inventor American Studies May 20, 1996 Benjamin Franklin has influenced American technology, and indirectly, lifestyles by using his proficiencies and intelligence to conduct numerous experiments, arrive at theories, and produce several inventions. Franklin\'s scientific and analytical mind enabled him to generate many long lasting achievements which contributed to the development and refinement of modern technology. Few national heroes, including George Washingto
PERSONAL STATEMENT I sat back in the chair, my body was there but I was miles away within. It was late August--time for Dad\'s annual academics lecture. And so it began: Ben, do you want to go to college? Here we go, I said to myself thinking the question ridiculous, for I always knew I would attend college, and had no choice for that matter. So I responded with the usual mindless, of course. Well, maybe you should seriously ask yourself why, Dad fired back. There then fell an extended s
Chile Chile is a republic in southwestern South America, bounded on the north by Peru, on the east by Bolivia and Argentina, and on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean. It has an extreme northern-southern length of about 2650 mi, but its average width is less than 110 mi, making it the longest island. Archipelagoes extend along the southern Chilean coast from Chiloé Island to Cape Horn, the southernmost point of the South American continent. Among these are the Chonos Archipelago, Wellington
Hinduism Hinduism is referred to as the eternal faith, or Sanatana Dharma according to Navaratna S. Rajaram of Hinduism today. It is based on the practice of Dharma, the code of life. On of the primary beliefs in Hinduism is seeing the essential truth in all religions, or sarva dharma samatva. Hiduism is more than a religion. It is a way life for true believers worldwide. Although the majority of Hindu people reside in India, there is a growing number of Hindu people here in the United States. H
Adolf Hitler When one thinks of Hitler, one usually thinks of all the innocent people that he ordered to be slaughtered. Over six million Jews were killed on his command. When one thinks about Hitler, one probably doesn’t think about his childhood. Hitler had a very rough and harsh upbringing. His father was a drunk, and he moved a lot when he was a child. Not many people thought Hitler would amount to anything. He was lonely. He thought that all of the Jewish people had nice houses, food and sl
Suffering Ignored On February 21, 1907 Wystan Hugh Auden was born in York England. Auden was a poet, dramatist, and literary critic whose everyday language and conversational rhythms has had a major influence on modern poetry. Auden was initially a science major but after several years at Gresham School he realized science was not the career for his future. With the influence from Robert Medley, Auden began to write poetry. Due to this big change in Auden\'s life, he enrolled in Christ Church, a
Introduction to the Visual Arts Throughout history art has played an intricate role in society\'s perception of life. Art is used as form of expressionism be it physical or emotional, religious or the mockery of religion. The birth of new artistic eras were due to the technological advancements of the world. Below are a few examples of works of art that from different era in our humanity. Francisco de Stefano\'s, named Pesellino during the renaissance, A Miracle of Saint Silvester is a scene rep
The Effects of Slavery on 18th Century England In the 18th century, the African slave trade was an accepted form of business in the Americas and part of Europe. Among the European countries, England proved themselves to be a dominant force in the business of slave trade. The Slave trade greatly affected England’s political, economic, social, and cultural structures bringing dramatic changes to England. The English benefited greatly with help from successful economic progress. As a result, the sl
The 1960’s Luke Laubaugh 3-11-99 research paper rough draft The 1960’s was a decade that forever changed the culture and society of America. The 1960’s were widely known as the decade of peace and love, not because the world had become a utopia but, in my opinion, because of the heavy use of the popular hallucinogenic drugs by the American youth. In reality minorities were struggling to gain freedom from segregation and thousands of American soldiers and Vietnamese civilians were being killed in
Pythagoras Pythagoras (fl. 530 BCE) must have been one of the world\'s greatest men, but he wrote nothing, and it is hard to say how much of the doctrine we know as Pythagorean is due to the founder of the society and how much is later development. It is also hard to say how much of what we are told about the life of Pythagoras is trustworthy; for a mass of legend gathered around his name at an early date. Sometimes he is represented as a man of science, and sometimes as a preacher of mystic doc
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA I. Article 1: The Legislative Branch a. section 1: Legislative powers given.. b. section 2: Description of the House of Representatives. -Representatives elected every 2nd year -Qualifications of Representatives -Must be a citizen for at least seven years -Must be at least 25 years old -Will not be inhabitant of the state in which he is chosen -Number of Representatives per state -Executive authority fills vacancies -Choose speaker and officers, S
Chopin After Beethoven, composers turned their attention to the expression of intense feelings in their music. This expression of emotion was the focus of all the arts of the Romantic movement. For inspiration, many Romantic composers turned to the visual arts, to poetry, drama and literature, and to nature itself. Using the classical forms of Sonata and Symphony as a starting point, composers began focusing more on new melodic styles, richer harmonies, and ever more dissonance, in the pursuit
Adolf Hitler At 6:30 p.m. on the evening of April 20, 1889, Adolf Hitler was born in the Austrian village of Brannau, just across the border from German Bavaria. Adolf was the fourth child of his father Alois\' third marriage. Alois Hitler was born in 1837, the illegitimate son of Maria Anna Schicklgruber and her unknown mate , possibly a local millworker name Johann Georg Hiedler. In 1885, Alois married Klara Polzol, 24, at the age of 48. As a boy Hitler received excellent marks in school. Upon
An Eye for an Eye? ( The Scarlet Letter Controversial Essay) The work of eradicating crimes is not by making punishment familiar, but formidable. Oliver Goldsmith Issues that constantly pop up in society are the ones that question the appropriateness of the current forms of punishment found in our community. People often ask, Isn\'t he/she getting off too easily? Isn\'t that just a little bit harsh? or What kind of legal system is this? A more specific and correct question that these
Stanford University I. Introduction A. Stanford was founded by Leland Stanford B. My purpose is to persuade you that Stanford University is the best institution in the nation. C. Stanford is the best university in the United States due to: 1. Its reputation for one of the best educational programs in the nation. 2. Its top of the line students 3. Its award winning facility 4. Its tradition in sports and student activities II. Body A. Stanford has a reputation for having one of the best education
Whistler Outline I. Jim Morisson was a great musician. A. Opening: 1. Doors recording studio 2. “Light My Fire” 3. Smash TV into window B. Person: Jim Morisson C. Main Points: 1. Personal life 2. Professional life 3. Accomplishments II Morisson had a tough childhood. A. Personal life 1. Family life a. strange relationship (1.) Said family was dead (2.) They weren’t actually dead b. Father (1.) US Naval officer (2.) Never home 2. Childhood a. Born December 8, 1943 Melbourn FL b. Important Event (