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- Alexander Dumas - 309 words
Alexander Dumas Alexander Dumas was a major playwright who helped to revolutionize French drama and theater. He was one of the best historical novelists, publishing more than two hundred novels. He was born on July twenty fourth, mille eighteen in the french town of Villers-Cotterets. His father was a general in Napoleon's army. His mother, Marie-Louise-Elizabeth was an innkeeper. His father died when he was four years old and his mother was not able to provide him with much education. As a young man, Alexandre Dumas worked as a clerc and moved to Paris. After seeing one of Shakesphere's plays, Hamlet, he had found the direction that he needed to go. The play had inspired him to become a pla ...
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- The Count Of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Is A Story Which Begins In 19th Century - 798 words
The Count Of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas is a story which begins in 19th century France. The Main character, Edmond Dantes begins the story as a happy man. He has everything going for him. youre a lucky man, Edmond, and you have a very pretty mistress, sir shes not my mistress, sir shes my fiancee. This changes quickly when Dantes is imprisoned. Four people plot against him. The people are Gaspard Caderousse, he wants Dantes imprisoned because Second was Monsieur de Villefort, He wanted to put Dantes into prison because Villefort found out that Dantes had a letter from the island of Elba, that stated that villefort was a Bonapartist. Villefort was afraid that this would ruin him in soc ...
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- Alchemy - 1,850 words
... e of Hermetic theory and the consciousness in the alchemical mind that what might with success be applied to nature could also be applied to man with similar results. Says Mr. Waite, "The gold of the philosopher is not a metal, on the other hand, man is a being who possesses within himself the seeds of a perfection which he has never realized, and that he therefore corresponds to those metals which the Hermetic theory supposes to be capable of developing the latent possibilities in the subject man." At the same time, it must be admitted that the cryptic character of alchemical language was probably occasioned by a fear on the part of the alchemical mystic that he might lay himself open t ...
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- Count Of Monte Cristo - 1,742 words
Count Of Monte Cristo Every man has his rise and his downfall. His rise can be attributed to hard work, dedication to accomplishing a set goal, or possibly even luck. Sometimes a man can become jealous at another mans fortune and wish for his downfall. He might even try to make this wish come true in an innumerous amount of ways. At some point in a mans life, there is his downfall. It could be a disastrous downfall or maybe just a minor setback. However, if this man is smart he will try to overcome this downfall and try to gain vengeance on those who brought this bad luck upon him. In The Count of Monte Cristo, Edmond Dantes is living a very successful life until others, who are jealous of h ...
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- History Of Weed - 1,621 words
... As medicine progressed after 1903, marijuana's use declined, but its therapeutic value remained unchallenged, and doctors continued to prescribe it. Early recreational use of marijuana in the United States. A number of colorful references to the recreational use of marijuana and hashish in the nineteenth century are available. Lush descriptions of their personal experiences were published by Baudelaire, Gautier, Dumas Pere, and other members of a Parisian institution, the Club des Hachichins, where strong forms of marijuana were eaten. In December 1856 a young American, Fitz Hugh Ludlow, of Poughkeepsie, New York, published an account of his own marijuana-eating experiences in Putnam's ...
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- Literary Terms Analysis With Examples - 1,517 words
... line, in Mark Twain's An Encounter with an Interviewer, exhibits a paradox-a person cannot speak at their funeral. 14) Parallelism is a case where two events mirror each other in terms of the fact that they have similarities. It is used to further the plot in a literary work. Example: In Hamlet, the situations of Hamlet and Fortinbras mirror one another, although they have different outcomes. Both Hamlet and Fortinbras are princes who will inherit the thrones of their countries when the kings of their countries die. Both want to avenge their fathers, Hamlet wants to get revenge on Claudius for killing his father, and Fortinbras wants to get country which his father lost in war, Denmark, ...
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- The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn: Country Or Society - 451 words
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Country or Society E.M. Forster makes a bold statement when he declares that he would rather betray his country than betray his friend. Forster takes a very moral stand on the issue and states that a friendship is often more important than a government's actions or society's beliefs. His opinion regarding the value of friendship is a common theme shared by many authors throughout history, including Mark Twain, and Alexandre Dumas. Mark Twain's classic novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, describes a young boy torn between what he feels his country and society expect of him and what his heart tells him is right. Society believes that slaves should be ...
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- The Baltics: Nationalities And Other Problems - 4,591 words
"The Baltics: Nationalities and Other Problems" The Baltics area is fraught with cross ethnic mergings, conquerings by different groups, and control by both small groups like the Teutonic and Livonian knights and by larger entities like the nations of Sweden, Poland, and Russia during the roughly eight centuries of Baltic history. There is no ideal way to depict these very diverse groups of people and areas, so this is an attempt to first look at the area as a whole as it developed, in the briefest kind of way, then shoot forward in time to examine each of the three Baltic countries separately prior to World War II and after, and then an examination of the situation as it is today and in the ...
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- The Birth Of The Western European Union Began Some 28 Years - 1,968 words
The birth of the Western European Union began some 28 years ago on May 6th 1955. However, this alliance was formed from the original Treaty of Dunkirk. The Treaty of Dunkirk was an Anglo-French alliance which was signed on March 4th 1947, when the two signatories agreed to give mutual support to each other should the event of renewed German aggression show it's face again. It was also to agree on a common action should either signatory be prejudiced by any failure of Germany to fulfil it's economic obligations which were enforced upon her by the allies at the end of WWII. The Treaty of Dunkirk was enhanced within only 12 months with the signing of The Brussels Treaty. This was a "Treaty of E ...
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- The Development And Impact Of Romanricism On The Eupropean World - 1,632 words
The Development And Impact Of Romanricism On The Eupropean World Romanticism, in a way, was a reaction against rigid Classicism, Rationalism, and Deism of the eighteenth century. Strongest in application between 1800 and 1850, the Romantic Movement differed from country to country and from romanticist to romanticist. Because it emphasized change it was an atmosphere in which events occurred and came to affect not only the way humans thought and expressed themselves, but also the way they lived socially and politically. (Abrams, M.H. Pg. 13) "Romanticism emphasized the individual, the subjective, the irrational, the imaginative, the personal, the spontaneous, the emotional, the visionary, and ...
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- The Three Musketeers - 1,616 words
The Three Musketeers Alexander Dumas Forgive me, Lady de Wardes, he said, for rousing your hatred by my blackguardly conduct. I in return forgive you for murdering Constance Bonacieux and for your savage attacks on me. I forgive you and pity you. Die in peace. Characters dArtagnan- a young, attractive Gascon of eighteen. dArtagnan is haughty, proud, and extremely intelligent. He is one of the main characters is the book, and we follow him through his many turmoils and triumphs; as he eventually defeats the evil of the real world. Porthos- a proud, experienced Musketeer. Porthos is a true friend with a quick temper, and a smart mouth. Nonetheless, Porthos is intelligent, cautious, and has a w ...
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- Thomas Jefferson - 4,018 words
... as a literalist or a strict constructionist, however, is insufficient. Although he was a strict constructionist with regard to most of the powers granted Congress in Article I, section 8, especially where federal powers could pre-empt state law, he could interpret federal powers under the Constitution quite liberally in matters involving foreign affairs, which he regarded as an exclusive responsibility of the national government since the time of the Articles of Confederation. (Hence, in his second term as president, he enforced one of the most draconian laws ever passed by Congress -- at least prior to the Civil War -- the Embargo, which curtailed virtually all foreign trade in a futile ...
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