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Scottish Culture
Scottish Culture
Scottish Culture Scottish Culture Scotland has a very interesting and rich culture. Its long history has contributed much to the traditions that still stand today. Whether it be its literature, music, art, food, clothing, or sports, Scotland has a lot to offer. Scotland has contributed many novelists and poets to the world of literature. Such poets include Sydney Goodsir Smith, Norman McCaig, Iain Crichton Smith, Edwin Morgan, George Mackay Brown and Robert Garioch (Fraser 185). Poet Sorley Macl
The Ancient Maya
The Ancient Maya
The Ancient Maya The Maya of Mesoamerica, along with the Aztecs of Mexico and the Incas of Peru, made up the high civilizations of the American Indians at the time of the Spanish conquest. Both the Aztecs and the Incas were late civilizations, between 1300-1533 AD, but the Maya of the Yucatan and Guatemala exhibited a cultural continuity spanning more than 2,000 years, 1000 BC-AD 1542. Many aspects of this culture continue yet today. The Ancient Maya in their time had actually refined writing. T
Under the files
Under the files
Under the files The great advantage of having an ancestry like that of a mongrel dog is I have so many ancestral homes to go home to. UNDER THE SPELL A travel tale by Danny O’brien We caught the ferry from Le Havre, France to Ireland, land of my ancestors. Every since I was a wee lad, my mind has been used as a canvas by every Irishman who has been displaced from the Emerald Isle. A picture of quaintness bordering upon myth. Cute I thought it would be, but never as much as the tourist hype I h
The Reaper's Image
The Reaper's Image
The Reaper\'s Image This story is about two men who were transporting an antique mirrow from the first floor of an old museum to the fifth. Their names were Spangler and Carlin. This mirror had a history of being haunted, and some people would look into the mirror and see a hooded figure standing behind them. This figure was presumed to be Death, and whenever someone would see this figure they were never seen again. Carlin spends the whole story trying to convice Spangler that this is really tru
Greek Mythology
Greek Mythology
Greek Mythology Mythology was an integral part of the lives of all ancient peoples. The myths of Ancient Greece are the most familiar to us, for they are deeply entrenched in the consciousness of Western civilization. The myths were accounts of the lives of the deities whom the Greeks worshipped. The Greeks had many deities, including 12 principal ones, who lived on Mt. Olympus. The myths are all things to all people – a rollicking good yarn, expressions of deep psychological insights, words of
Ancient Roman Meals
Ancient Roman Meals
Ancient Roman Meals The ancient Romans were similar to todays generations in their eating habits but never ate three hearty meals a day. Ientaculum and prandium were merely appetizers that filled their stomachs unitl the large cena, the event they look forward to since awakening. They had names for their meals similar to ours, breakfast (ientaculum), lunch (prandium), and dinner (cena). Breakfast, ientaculum was usually taken about nine o\'clock and consisted of merely a few pieces of bread spri
The Life and Work of Anthony Burgess
The Life and Work of Anthony Burgess
The Life and Work of Anthony Burgess Autobiography: Story of one\'s life, written by oneself.(Halsey 64). Everyone knows what an autobiography is, but not so many people realize that although not all authors write a book that can be called a factual autobiography, many authors frequently allow personal, real life experiences to influence their fictional writings. An excellent example of such an author is Anthony Burgess. Anthony Burgess is recognized today as an English novelist, critic, essay
Appearance vs. Reality of Modern Music Affect on T
Appearance vs. Reality of Modern Music Affect on T
Appearance vs. Reality of Modern Music Affect on Teenagers In today\'s society the teenager has had more rights than ever before, along with these rights comes responsibility, independence and good judgment. All of those mentioned have been destroyed in many teenagers lives by these Rock Stars. The modern teenager is exposed to many different things that may affect their lives as they choose to live it, non quite as strong of a force than the effect of music, it is the teens outlet to expressi
Chicago: A City of the Senses
Chicago: A City of the Senses
Chicago: A City of the Senses Chicago has enjoyed the tourist spotlight over the years, due to its cultural and economical prosperity. The crowded streets, ethnic bakeries, and popular malls add zest and flavor to this enriching city. Since my short visit in May with a high school class, I have dreamed of making the busy commuters, blinding and mind-altering lights, and sheer musical excitement a part of my everyday life. Commuters livened up Chicago in delightful ways. Several groups of men and
The play Amadeus is Mainly Concerned With the De
The play Amadeus is Mainly Concerned With the De
The play Amadeus is Mainly Concerned With the Destructive Nature of Jealousy This passage is all too true, both in Peter Shaffer\'s ‘Amadeus\' and in life in general. However the play is also concerned with the destructive nature of ignorance and naivety. Salieri is jealous not just of Mozart\'s talent, but of the fact that God gave the talent to “Mozart … spiteful, sniggering, conceited, infantine Mozart”. He is envious of the vessel of God\'s laughter at the ‘patron saint of mediocrity\' as
Anthony Burgess
Anthony Burgess
Anthony Burgess The Life and Work of Anthony Burgess Autobiography: Story of one\'s life, written by oneself.(Halsey 64). Everyone knows what an autobiography is, but not so many people realize that although not all authors write a book that can be called a factual autobiography, many authors frequently allow personal, real life experiences to influence their fictional writings. An excellent example of such an author is Anthony Burgess. Anthony Burgess is recognized today as an English novelis
Appearence Vs Reality of modern music affect on Te
Appearence Vs Reality of modern music affect on Te
Appearence Vs Reality of modern music affect on Teenagers Appearance vs. Reality of modern Music affect on Teenagers In today\'s society the teenager has had more rights than ever before, along with these rights comes responsibility, independence and good judgment. All of those mentioned have been destroyed in many teenagers lives by these Rock Stars. The modern teenager is exposed to many different things that may affect their lives as they choose to live it, non quite as strong of a force th
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt Starting about 8,000BC, all of Northern Africa became a drier, more desert-like place. Back then, man lived in nomadic groups of hunters and gatherer. The climate forced man to migrate to more hospitable lands, some migrated to Nile River Valley which is a vast land surrounding the Nile River. There in this land abundant with life, there were plenty of food and water for these people. During the Neolithic Revolution (10,000BC to 3,500BC) man discovered the art of agriculture, this
Chicago- A City of the Senses
Chicago- A City of the Senses
Chicago- A City of the Senses Chicago: A City of the Senses Chicago has enjoyed the tourist spotlight over the years, due to its cultural and economical prosperity. The crowded streets, ethnic bakeries, and popular malls add zest and flavor to this enriching city. Since my short visit in May with a high school class, I have dreamed of making the busy commuters, blinding and mind-altering lights, and sheer musical excitement a part of my everyday life. Commuters livened up Chicago in delightful w
Childhood
Childhood
Childhood Amadeus “The play ‘Amadeus’ is mainly concerned with the destructive nature of jealousy” This passage is all too true, both in Peter Shaffer’s ‘Amadeus’ and in life in general. However the play is also concerned with the destructive nature of ignorance and naivety. Salieri is jealous not just of Mozart’s talent, but of the fact that God gave the talent to “Mozart … spiteful, sniggering, conceited, infantine Mozart”. He is envious of the vessel of God’s laughter at the ‘patron saint of
Cubism Before the twentieth century, art was recog
Cubism Before the twentieth century, art was recog
Cubism Before the twentieth century, art was recognized as an imitation of nature. Paintings and portraits were made to look as realistic and three-dimensional as possible, as if seen through a window. Artists were painting in the flamboyant fauvism style. French postimpressionist Paul Cézannes flattened still lives, and African sculptures gained in popularity in Western Europe when artists went looking for a new way of showing their ideas and expressing their views. In 1907 Pablo Picasso create
How the Blues have Affected Modern Poetry
How the Blues have Affected Modern Poetry
How the Blues have Affected Modern Poetry Never Get Outta These Blues Alive How the Blues Have Affected Modern Poetry a term paper by: Bernard Dolan 1. Blues Performers & What are the Blues? Of all the varied and exotic foundations of today\'s rock and roll music, none can be said to have had the impact made by Blues music. Only recently has this influence been rightly recognized, however, leading to the creation of such establishments as The House of Blues, a club owned by several actors, which
Revolution Girl-Style Now!
Revolution Girl-Style Now!
Revolution Girl-Style Now! Riot Grrrls were originally born out of the “Punk” scene where rebellion was expressed in attitude, appearance, style, and music. Defining Riot Grrrl is much like defining Punk. There is no central organization, no authoritive definition, just an attitude concerned with pointing out social hypocrisy and empowering people to “do it yourself”, creating a culture of their own when they see that the mainstream media does not reflect their concerns or provide outlets for th
King's Short Stories
King's Short Stories
King\'s Short Stories The Reaper’s Image This story is about two men who were transporting an antique mirrow from the first floor of an old museum to the fifth. Their names were Spangler and Carlin. This mirror had a history of being haunted, and some people would look into the mirror and see a hooded figure standing behind them. This figure was presumed to be Death, and whenever someone would see this figure they were never seen again. Carlin spends the whole story trying to convice Spangler th
Theme for English B by Langston Hughes
Theme for English B by Langston Hughes
Theme for English B by Langston Hughes 4/10/04 Composition 2 Langston Hughes was an African American poet and author who joined other black artists to break literary barriers during the civil rights movement. The poem entitled “Theme for English B” was written thirty years or so after the birth of the Harlem Renaissance, but still embodies why the Renaissance had originated in the first place. I believe this poem reflected on Hughes’ life in general, but more importantly on the fight against the
Witch Hunts, Pledges, and Blacklists
Witch Hunts, Pledges, and Blacklists
Witch Hunts, Pledges, and Blacklists Way Back in the 1950\'s, Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy had his own little version of the Spanish Inquisition, an hysterical attempt to root out the communism that he thought he saw climbing the walls all around him. No one was safe from his probing, beady little eyes. Government workers, College Professors, Playrights and Hollywood Screenwriters, actors, artists, musicians, gays, Jews and anyone with a goatee was suspect. (He would be foaming at the mouth
1920s
1920s
1920s 3/14/04 Rising out of the trenches of World War I, the United States enjoyed innovations in the arts and entertainment and the quick fortunes that could be made in business, all of which were elements of the so-called “roaring twenties”. The fervor for reform of the progressive era was all but dead by the turn of the decade, but its remnants affected the culture that followed. The art, music and literature of the time expressed both the disillusionment of the recent past along with hope fo
CHANGES IN THE ECONOMY: FROM RECONSTRUCTION TO THE
CHANGES IN THE ECONOMY: FROM RECONSTRUCTION TO THE
CHANGES IN THE ECONOMY: FROM RECONSTRUCTION TO THE PRESENT U.S. History August 2, 2004 The Great Depression was one of the times to ever cast its shadow on the U.S. The Depression was so devastating that the economy needed years to recover. Millions of Americans were left homeless, jobless, and foodless. There was little to no hope in the country and many felt that the Depression was going to last forever. It is a fact of economics that all recessions are preceded by a excess of goods on the mar
Great Depression in the United States
Great Depression in the United States
Great Depression in the United States Individual Research March 23, 2004 The Great Depression was the worst and longest economic collapse in the history of the modern industrial world, lasting from the end of 1929 until the early 1940s. What was once the land of hope and hopefulness had become the land of depression. The American people were questioning all the sayings on which they had based their lives - democracy, capitalism, and individualism. The Great Depression saw rapid declines in the
On The Road -
On The Road -
On The Road - HIST 17B SHORT PAPER #2 The late 1940’s and earl 1950’s were a time of conformity. The United States was emerging as a world power after World War II and there were strong feelings of patriotism, nationalism, and overall consensus of unity. There was little room for radical ideology during the beginning of the Cold War. This was the time period that gave birth to the ‘Beatniks’. Sitting around in coffee houses reading their own poetry or playing/singing jazz, sometimes sitting in t
African Americans Throughout 1917-1945
African Americans Throughout 1917-1945
African Americans Throughout 1917-1945 The history of the struggle of blacks to gain equality and freedom in America is a disturbing, grievous story, that reveals the courage and determination of the black community. In the period, 1917-1945, African Americans were concerned with achieving equality under the law. They however, fell victim to harsh discrimination from the whites. Many events such as the ‘great migration’, the ‘Black Renaissance’, black political movements, and the Great Depressio
Compare and Contrast Essay
Compare and Contrast Essay
Compare and Contrast Essay 5/11/04 Compare and Contrast Essay. No one agrees exactly, about how music should make one feel. Some use music to kill time while they travel to work, others base their morals and values on it. Some follow a musical icon like they were a spiritual leader, while others never even know who they are listening to. There are two types of music listeners, those who listen for entertainment, and those who listen for enlightenment. It seems odd that people could like one thin
Ear Damage & ProtectionHow Loud Music Affects
Ear Damage & ProtectionHow Loud Music Affects
Ear Damage ProtectionHow Loud Music Affects Hearing Music Acoustics Ever wonder what it would be like to not be able to hear a bird sing, or trains go by in the distance? Some people do not have these experiences due to hearing loss or damage to the ears. Many musicians suffer from this loss of hearing and damage because of the intensity of their surroundings and a lack of precaution or knowledge of the effects of loud sounds. The ears are very delicate and sensitive. The ears must be treated wi
Kazaa and Copyright
Kazaa and Copyright
Kazaa and Copyright English 111 16 December 2003 There are a lot of arguments going on about the way music sharing companies run and how they can let people share and pass out artists’ songs for free. Kazaa is “file-sharing software that hooks up to a network where people can copy songs without paying for them” (CNEWS.com). Some people make compact discs of them and play them time and time again for no cost. Record companies and songs artists are trying to get Kazaa and even the users in trouble
SCHINDLER'S LIST
SCHINDLER'S LIST
SCHINDLER\'S LIST Date of publication: 12/15/1993 For cast, rating and other information, (click here) By Roger Ebert Oskar Schindler would have been an easier man to understand if he\'d been a conventional hero, fighting for his beliefs. The fact that he was flawed - a drinker, a gambler, a womanizer, driven by greed and a lust for high living - makes his life an enigma. Here is a man who saw his chance at the beginning of World War II and moved to Nazi-occupied Poland to open a factory and emp
The Ontology of Gay and Queer
The Ontology of Gay and Queer
The Ontology of Gay and Queer Homosexuality: History, Politics, Ethics April /2001 Table of Contents Introduction………………………………………………….. p. 2-4 Definitions and Genealogy of Homosexuality……………… p. 5- Genealogy of Ontology………………………………………. p. Coming Out of the Closet: Conversion and Inaugeration or Integration……….. p. Genetic Ontology, Social Artifice and Orientations………... p. Conclusion: The Sexual Tower of Babel and Politics of Ontology………………………………. p. -Introduction- In recent years, the gay commu
Napster: The End or the Beginning
Napster: The End or the Beginning
Napster: The End or the Beginning As technology continues to grow and progress into the 21st century, the entire general public must adapt and participate. Napster, Morpheus, Kazaa, Audio Galaxy, Gnutella, and companies like those listed previous have become revolutionary icons in the Internet music-era (public enemy #1 in some eyes). The primary focus of all the companies is Napster. They were the first to take the heat, and essentially set the precedent for all other companies to follow. The
“Sonny's Blues
“Sonny's Blues
“Sonny\'s Blues by James Baldwin James Baldwin\'s Sonny\'s Blues is told from the viewpoint of the title character\'s brother, a schoolteacher, who lives a much different life than Sonny himself. As the story opens, the unnamed teacher has just learned that his younger brother has been arrested for possession and sale of heroin: It was not to be believed and I kept telling myself that, as I walked from the subway station to the high school. And at the same time I couldn\'t doubt it. I was scared
Bowling for Columbine
Bowling for Columbine
Bowling for Columbine In the Oscar and Bodil winning documentary “Bowling for Columbine” the journalist Michael Moore conveys a very tragic story in a very humorous way. We continuously meet examples of how and why America’s homicide rate is extremely high compared to other western countries. It is clearly a tendency that Americans shoot each other much more than other nations. Moore finds two reasonable explanations of the tendency; the fact that almost every American citizen owns a handgun and
John Lennon and the Beatles: A Cultural Revolution
John Lennon and the Beatles: A Cultural Revolution
John Lennon and the Beatles: A Cultural Revolution Period 2 World History 4/4/04 John Winston Lennon was born on October 9, 1940. As a teenager he grew up and learned to play the guitar very well. As he got into his late teens, he met Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison. The Beatles became a huge hit in the UK, and on their first trip to the US they were welcomed by hundreds of thousands of fans (Wright, pg. 23.) But that’s not what I’m here to tell you about. I’m here to tell you a
Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians
Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians
Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians Steve Reich is a leading pioneer of Minimalism. Though he creates such detailed work that could place him among the elite composers of his time, he expressed his struggles as an artist. One of his major works, which he believes to be one of his best, was Music for 18 Musicians. This piece was a landmark for Steve Reich because of its simplistic instrumentation, structure and colors produced. Many non-musicians as well as musicians enjoy listening to Music fo
Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson “I am so all-American, I\'ll sell you suicide / I am totalitarian, I\'ve got abortions in my eyes / I hate the hater, I\'d rape the raper / I am not the animal who will not be himself.” These are lyrics from the song Irresponsible Hate Anthem by shock-rocker Marilyn Manson. Manson is one of the people most often blamed for the bad things in society: punk teenagers, young criminals, and tragedies such as the massacre at Columbine high school. But is Marilyn Manson really such a big
Henri Matisse
Henri Matisse
Henri Matisse Henri Matisse was born in December of 1869 in Le Chateau, France. He began painting in 1891and moved to Paris to study art. Matisse became an accomplished painter, sculptor and graphic designer, and one of the most influential artists of the 1900s. Matisse was known as a Fauvist, an artist whose style emphasized intense color and vigorous brushstrokes. As “King of the Fauves”, Matisse was the epitome of ideal Fauvism. He believed the arrangement of colors was as important as a pain
AUGUST 1998, SPEECH AT MARCUS GARVEY'S BIRTHDAY CE
AUGUST 1998, SPEECH AT MARCUS GARVEY'S BIRTHDAY CE
AUGUST 1998, SPEECH AT MARCUS GARVEY\'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION In my opinion, Marcus Garvey was the greatest organizer of Afrikan people ever in the western hemisphere, meaning the Americas. The only person who has come close since is Minister Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam and if he continues he may exceed Garvey. Marcus founded and led the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in 1914. At its peak it had over 2 million members worldwide, 700 chapters in the united states, 74 chapters
Tattooing
Tattooing
Tattooing En. 1301.203 10 August 2004 Tattooing is a very interesting work of art that is surrounded by controversy, because there are so many stereotypes, risks, and fashions that go along with it. Even though this art form has many risks involved, there are many people in this world who feel that they have to live life on the edge and they will do anything for a rush. Tattooing to some people fulfills this rush no matter the outcome they might see from it. Just to know that this form of art st
THE PROS AND CONS OF THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA
THE PROS AND CONS OF THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA
THE PROS AND CONS OF THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA NOTE: THIS PAPER REC’D AN “A” grade at a Calif. Community College……YEAR 2002, Admin. Of Justice class…. The United States is a country full of controversy. It was even settled by people who had come from a country in the midst of controversy. Many controversial issues do not have a clear solution that makes everyone happy and oftentimes a compromise is essential in order to move on. When it comes to the controversy of legalizing marijuana, howev
The impact of the Internet on our daily life
The impact of the Internet on our daily life
The impact of the Internet on our daily life There is a big influence of technique on our daily life. Electronic devices, multimedia and computers are things we have to deal with everyday. Especially the Internet is becoming more and more important for nearly everybody as it is one of the newest and most forward-looking media and surely “the” medium of the future. Therefore we thought that it would be necessary to think about some good and bad aspects of how this medium influences us, what impac
Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance 17-04-04 “A heightened concern with artistic form and a concern for representing the social world are not at odds with one another. Indeed, new social forms require new forms of representation.” Poets and writers associated with the Harlem Renaissance manage to both represent and contradict this statement, depending on the point at which we analyze them As a relatively new social caste they saw opportunities in modern forms of artistic expression like jazz or the blues, but th
The role of a comic character: Mercutio
The role of a comic character: Mercutio
The role of a comic character: Mercutio Shakespeare uses Mercutio as one of the characters to explore the relationship between comedy and tragedy in Romeo and Juliet. Mercutio, in his own comic role serves as a foil for Romeo by highlighting his youth, innocence and the purity of his love which sets Romeo as the innocent tragic hero. His rash purist of honour softens our impression of Romeo’s rashness and his concept of love as a physical pursuit casts Romeo’s love for Juliet into a spiritual li
The Globe
The Globe
The Globe In Elizabethan England (1558-1606), plays and the theater were the most common forms of entertainment. A traveling acting company traveled to towns and set up a stage wherever they could—usually an inn. The traveling actors were usually despised, and treated like vagabonds. James Burbage decided to build a permanent place where these actors could perform. In 1567 the Theatre was built. It was a huge success. More playhouses were built in London. Then the plague struck London in 1592. A
The Origin of Organized Crime
The Origin of Organized Crime
The Origin of Organized Crime On January 29, 1919, the united states Congress ratified the eighteenth amendment. This amendment banned the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. The Volstead act was passed to carry out this amendment. “Although the origin of the movement is to be found in colonial protests against the excessive use of intoxicants, the temperance crusaders did not turn from moral suasion to legal coercion until the middle of the nineteenth century.”(Dictionary of American H
The Romantic Era
The Romantic Era
The Romantic Era (1850 - 1920 C.E.) The Romantic era was a period of great change and emancipation. While the Classical era had strict laws of balance and restraint, the Romantic era moved away from that by allowing artistic freedom, experimentation, and creativity. The music of this time period was very expressive, and melody became the dominant feature. Composers even used this expressive means to display nationalism . This became a driving force in the late Romantic period, as composers used
The Cure
The Cure
The Cure Robert James Smith,40, is the lead singer and lyricist of the 80’s British Goth band The Cure. The Cure formed way back in 1977, when Robert Smith was only 18 yr. Old. He was born on April 21st, 1959 in Blackpool, England. Since then he has aged greatly, but so has his ever-popular band. The Cure is in their 22nd year and the new album, TBA will be released sometime in this, the year of 1999. The purpose of this report is to show you, the reader, where the inspiration for The Cure’s lyr
George Frideric Handel
George Frideric Handel
George Frideric Handel G.F Handel Kari Andrews Composer 1st Period Choir 1685-1759 George Frideric Handel was born in 1685. The exact date is February 23, 1685 in Halle, Germany, but spent most of his adult life in England. Handel combined German, French, Italian, and English musical styles in about 40 operas, 20 oratorios, and several other vocal pieces, instrumental, and church music. In addition to Handel\'s music study, he also trained in law at Halle University. Although Handel was appointe
Why Censorship is Wrong
Why Censorship is Wrong
Why Censorship is Wrong One of the primary legal issues in the battle over censorship on the internet is the question of whether or not it is a print or a broadcast media. When a person sits down at a computer terminal and explores the internet, it is almost the same as if they were in a library, took a book off the shelf, and began reading it. The internet is a printed medium that is accessed using broadcasting communication tools, and should be legally treated as such. In the case, Butler v. M