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  • A Dolls House - 855 words
    A Doll's House Becoming Independent Throughout A Dolls House, Henrik Ibsen illustrates through an intriguing story how a once infantile-like woman gains independence and a life of her own. Ibsen creates a naturalistic drama that demonstrates how on the outside Nora and Torvald seam to have it all, but in reality their life together is empty. Instead of meaningful discussions, Torvald uses degrading pet names and meaningless talk to relate to Nora. Continuing to treat Nora like a pampered yet unimportant pet, Torvald thoroughly demonstrates how men of his era treat women as insignificant items to be possessed and shown off. While the Helmer household may have the appearance of being sociably ...
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  • Analysis Of Huckleberry Finn, The Red Badge Of Courage, And The Catcher And The Rye - 1,559 words
    Analysis Of Huckleberry Finn, The Red Badge Of Courage, And The Catcher And The Rye Teenagers everywhere have experienced an emotional bond with the characters Huckleberry Fin, Henry Fleming, and Holden Caulfield while reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Red Badge of Courage, and The Catcher in the Rye. Hucks adventure down the Mississippi, Henrys challenging experience in the Civil War, and Holdens weekend of self examination in New York City present various views of the transition of the adolescent into adulthood. All three characters evolve from nave, innocent children to adult men, sharing their experiences, personal interactions, and emotions thus relating to the readers own ...
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  • Ancient Egyptian Mathematics - 1,010 words
    Ancient Egyptian Mathematics Ancient Egyptian Mathematics The use of organized mathematics in Egypt has been dated back to the third millennium BC. Egyptian mathematics was dominated by arithmetic, with an emphasis on measurement and calculation in geometry. With their vast knowledge of geometry, they were able to correctly calculate the areas of triangles, rectangles, and trapezoids and the volumes of figures such as bricks, cylinders, and pyramids. They were also able to build the Great Pyramid with extreme accuracy. Early surveyors found that the maximum error in fixing the length of the sides was only 0.63 of an inch, or less than 1/14000 of the total length. They also found that the err ...
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  • Enigma Of Death - 1,633 words
    Enigma Of Death "Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings." Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus, 65-8 B.C.) Death eventually comes to everyone, and yet it is a phenomenon shrouded in mystery. Scholars and scientists try to understand it, philosophers pose theories and conclusions about it, artists try to capture it between streaks of paint across a canvas, while poets like Emily Dickinson explore it's meaning and influence through verse. Death is like an outward rush into the unknown where there is nothing recognizable and nothing to cling to. The unknown is always feared, and since nothing is known about death or an afterlife, people fear ...
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  • Ethan Frome: Hidden Meanings - 1,127 words
    Ethan Frome: Hidden Meanings Ethan Frome: Hidden meanings Ethan Frome is the story of a family caught in a deep-rooted domestic struggle. Ethan Frome is married to his first love Zeena, who becomes chronically ill over their long marriage. Due to his wife's condition, they took the services of Zeena's cousin, Mattie Silver. Mattie seems to be everything that Zeena is not, youthful, energetic, and healthy. Over time Ethan believes that he loves Mattie and wants to leave his wife for her. He struggles with his obligations toward Zeena and his growing love for Mattie. After Zeena discovers their feelings toward each other, she tries to send Mattie away. In an effort to stay together, Ethan and ...
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  • Frankenstein - 716 words
    Frankenstein By Mary Shelley Education as most people think of it today, where men and women are schooled at the same facilities and taught the same subjects, is not the type of education that is displayed in Frankenstein. In this novel by Mary Shelley, the reader can see the differences in the Victorian education which each sex is privileged to. The novel also clearly presents the main character, Frankenstein, as the most classically educated character in the novel and displays the struggles he copes with because of his mental acuity and desire for knowledge. The movie version, directed by Kenneth Branaugh presents a slightly altered view of Victorian education. Although many facets of teac ...
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  • Heart Of Darkness - 578 words
    Heart Of Darkness Joseph Conrad, like many authors, used his own experiences for the basis of his novels. Specifically, Conrads journey on the Congo River as captain of a West African river steamer formed the basis for his novel Heart of Darkness. In this novel, the narrator of the story, Marlow, Conrad's protagonist, travels up the Congo in search of Kurtz, an ivory trader, and eventually ends up in the"heart of darkness." Conrad also used his pessimistic view of life for the basis of Heart of Darkness. Conrads fatalistic attitude is evident when he explained to his friend R. B. Cunninghame Graham: "There is...a machine. It evolved itself...and behold!--it knits....It knits us in and it kni ...
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  • La Belle Dame Sans Merci - 760 words
    La Belle Dame Sans Merci John Keats is a great British poet. He has written many popular poems. La Belle Dame sans Merci is a ballad that was written in 1819. In this ballad, the knight is deceived by the woman he meets. He falls in love with this woman instantly and is convinced that she too is in love with him. The woman makes the knight fall for her by making herself beautiful. The woman deceives the knight into trusting her and then when she takes him to her cave, she breaks his heart by leaving him after the knight wakes up from a nightmare. The first stanza of this ballad describes the knight as being lonely in the wilderness. A Alone and palely loitering. @ The knight is alone and wan ...
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  • Lightning Phenomenon - 1,216 words
    ... playing in, about nine years ago. All of a sudden, the sun was hidden behind the clouds and the sky turned a dark purplish color, and then it downpoured. The sky rumbled with fierce thunder and you could see a couple of lightning flashes. The tournament was at a high school, so everyone ran to the school for safety. My father was with me, and as we headed towards the school, we saw a bright flash of lightning strike a tree about a mile from us and split it in half, starting a little fire. There were two kids from my team that were around 50 feet away from the tree and they stood there frozen in fear. My dad told me to keep going. Then, he went back and had to literally carry them to saf ...
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  • Maya And Aztec - 1,176 words
    Maya And Aztec Plundering and carnage were the overlying results of the Spanish conquest of MesoAmerica beginning in 1519. The ensuing years brought many new "visitors," mostly laymen or officials in search of wealth, though the Christianity toting priest was ever present. Occasionally a man from any of these classes, though mainly priests would be so in awe of the civilization they were single handedly massacring that they began to observe and document things such as everyday life, religious rituals, economic goings on, and architecture, which was the biggest achievement in the eyes of the Spaniards. That is how the accounts of Friar Diego de Landa, a priest, were created, giving us rare fi ...
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  • Mozart Effect - 1,576 words
    ... oduce delta waves that range from .5 to 3 Hz. The slower the brain waves, the more relaxed, contended, and peaceful a person feels. Music with about 60 beats per minute can shift conscouisness from the beta toward the alpha range, enhancing alertness and well-being. While most people respond physically and emotionally to music, a few go beyond that. For some music therapy is mystical experience used to transport them into altered states of consciousness. Patients sometimes report transpersonal experiences with music, and the impression it leaves may linger for months or even years. These experiences can have a therapeutic effect by changing the individual at a deep spiritual level. Effec ...
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  • Palazzo Ruccelai - 524 words
    Palazzo Ruccelai The Palazzo Ruccelai was one of the first works by Leon Battista Alberti. He was an Italian architect, architectural theorist, and universal genius. Albert was the most important early Renaissance architect after Filippo Brunelleschi (Gympel, 44). The Palazzo originated in Florence. The monumental private building is derived from palatium. This Latin word comes from the Roman hill which Emperor Augustus and his successors lived. During the 13th and 14th centuries, many of Italian towns were destroyed during the power struggles. This explains why the exterior of the Early Renaissance palaces were dark, defensive, raw and uninvited (Gympel, 44). Construction on the Palazzo Ruc ...
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  • Pythagorean Philosophy And Its Influence On Musical Instrumentation - 1,347 words
    Pythagorean Philosophy and its influence on Musical Instrumentation and Composition by Michael Anderson Philosophy 101 "Music is the harmonization of opposites, the unification of disparate things, and the conciliation of warring elements... Music is the basis of agreement among things in nature and of the best government in the universe. As a rule it assumes the guise of harmony in the universe, of lawful government in a state, and of a sensible way of life in the home. It brings together and unites." - The Pythagoreans Every school student will recognize his name as the originator of that theorem which offers many cheerful facts about the square on the hypotenuse. Many European philosopher ...
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  • The Trial Of Galileo - 1,779 words
    The Trial Of Galileo The Trial of Galileo Copernicus's De Revolutionibus of 1543 was dedicated to the Pope; yet ninety years later (1633) Galileo was tried by the inquisition for espousing Copernican views. How did this come about? Prior to the publication of De Revolutionibus, astronomical theories proposed that the earth was the centre of the universe and all the planets revolved around the earth. This was a view that was supported by both Aristotle and Ptolemy although Ptolemy's work was based upon observations and scientific methods as opposed to Aristotle who was in effect theorising based upon religious belief. I shall outline the essential content of the De Revolutionibus and explain ...
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  • Thesis Statement - 1,818 words
    Thesis Statement Ambrose Bierces "Chickamauga" is representative of his typical subject matter, theme, and style. Outline I. Introduction II. Biographical Sketch A. Military experiences B. Effect of the loss of his wife and eldest son III. Bierces subject matter IV. Bierces themes A. Supernatural themes B. Military themes V. Bierces style of writing VI. Bierces subject matter in "Chickamauga" A. Civil War B. Supernatural VII. Bierces theme in "Chickamauga" VIII. Bierces style in "Chickamauga" A. Shifting points of view B. Adult and child perspectives IX. Conclusion Ambrose Bierces "Chickamauga" is representative of his typical subject matter, theme, and style. His subject matter often deals ...
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  • Use Of Trumpet In Bachs Mass In B Minor - 1,877 words
    ... fect an art. They did however tak reat pride in their playing, but they placed themselves apart from other musicians of the time. The field trumpeters (i.e., military trumpeters) and kettle drummers classed with them did not form a guild, owing to their knightly character and the circ stance that their calling was considered not a trade but a free, knightly art.17 Perhaps this opinion caused a longer separation between the trumpet and the orchestra than was necessary, but the trumpet did not possess the versatility to play much mor han octaves and fifths, and these were terribly out of tune and horribly inconsistent, until the trumpet makers of the seventeenth century began to make great ...
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