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His purpose was to express the totality of life
His purpose was to express the totality of life
His purpose was to express the totality of life and find the real through external experiences. He was celebrated for his elongated figures that followed his break from the surrealists. But, who was Alberto Giacometti? Alberto Giacometti was born in 1901 in the Italian speaking town Borgonova, Switzerland. Being the son of Giovanni Giacometti, an impressionist painter, he was encouraged in art at an early age. Giacometti had great confidence in his drafting ability at the age of 10, and at 1
The baroque has been called a theatrical style, on
The baroque has been called a theatrical style, on
The baroque has been called a theatrical style, one that deals in spectacle, grandeur, and dramatic contrast. Test these concepts in an essay that discusses the baroque as an expression of the Catholic Reformation, Protestant devotionalism, the Scientific Revolution, and the Age of Absolutism. Define your general statements with specific examples. The following essay will discuss the baroque period and how the Catholic Reformation, Protestant devotionalism, and the Scientific Revolution influenc
Themes of Italian Renaissance Art
Themes of Italian Renaissance Art
Themes of Italian Renaissance Art As the fourteenth century ushered out the Middle Ages in Italy, a new period of cultural flowering began, known as the Renaissance. This period in history was famous for its revival of classical themes and the merging of these themes with the Catholic Church. These themes of humanism, naturalism, individualism, classicism, and learning and reason appeared in every aspect of the Italian Renaissance, most particularly in its art. Humanism can be defined as the ide
ALFRED HITCHCOCK
ALFRED HITCHCOCK
ALFRED HITCHCOCK He was known to his audiences as the \'Master of Suspense\' and what Hitchcock mastered was not only the art of making films but also the task of taming his own imagination. Director of many works such as Vertigo, Psycho, The Birds and The 39 steps, Hitchcock told his stories through intelligent plots, witty dialogue and tales of mystery and murder. In doing so, he inspired a new generation of film makers and revolutionized the thriller film, making him a legend around the world
The haunting effects of Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wid
The haunting effects of Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wid
The haunting effects of Stanley Kubrick\'s Eyes Wide Shut can be identified as creating curiosity, fear and anxiety in the viewer. They can be understood as painting a mosaic of symbolism in the viewer\'s eye, and as depositing fragments of concepts inside his mind. The film\'s slow pace seems to open wide gaps between the joints of the story\'s framework, causing the viewer to lose his secure sense of balance during the progression of the plot. Eyes Wide Shut is not a tale of terror nor one of
Andrew English
Andrew English
Andrew English AP English Essay All My Sons Arthur Miller\'s All My Sons is a perfect example of a literary work that builds up to, and then reaches, an ending that simultaneously satisfies the reader\'s expectations and brings all the play\'s themes to a dramatic conclusion. As the past slowly bubbles up into the present, the reader begins to need certain confrontations - and certain judgments - to occur. The finale that Miller deftly crafted for this play is filled with a dramatic irony that l
BARRON'S BOOK NOTES
BARRON'S BOOK NOTES
BARRON\'S BOOK NOTES ERICH MARIA REMARQUE\'S ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT ^^^^^^^^^^ERICH MARIA REMARQUE: THE AUTHOR AND HIS TIMES Born Erich Paul Remark on June 22, 1898, he grew up in a Roman Catholic family in Osnabruck in the province of Westphalia, Germany--a city in the northwest part of what is now West Germany. He adored his mother, Anna Maria, but was never close to his father, Peter. The First World War effectively shut him off from his sisters, Elfriede and Erna. Peter Remark, desce
Mahabharata
Mahabharata
Mahabharata The Mahabharata is the largest epic of the world as it has about 100,000 verses. The original author was Vyasa who tried to depict the Great War between the Pandavas and the Kauravas. Even in the English adaptation by William Buck it is nearly two hundred and fifty pages long, and jam-packed with action and important events. With that in mind, I went to write my book report, and suddenly had several pages of a report, instead of one. However, I feel that this is the best way to descr
Frankenstein Essay
Frankenstein Essay
Frankenstein Essay Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley is a complex novel that was written during the age of Romanticism. It contains many typical themes of a common Romantic novel such as dark laboratories, the moon, and a monster; however, Frankenstein is anything but a common novel. Many lessons are embedded into this novel, including how society acts towards the different. The monster fell victim to the system commonly used to characterize a person by only his or her outer appearance. Whether peop
GREAT EXPECTATIONS.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS. By Anne Gilmour. November 1996. Of the major themes from Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations to be discussed as to their importance concerning its structure, I have selected Love in the context of human relationships, Isolation and finally Redemption. The loneliness isolation brings can only be redeemed by the loving associate of our fellow man, this is a two way thing. Had grown diseased, as all minds do and must and will that reverse the appointed order of their maker.
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Frankenstein Protagonist: The protagonist in the novel is Victor Frankenstein. He is the main character who contends with the conflict in the novel. His decision to create life provides a problem that he attempts to escape but eventually marks his death. Antagonist: The antagonist in the novel is also the protagonist, Victor Frankenstein. Victor may have directed all of his hate and blame towards the monster he created, but is worst enemy lay within himself and his refusal to accept responsibili
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Frankenstein Protagonist: The protagonist in the novel is Victor Frankenstein. He is the main character who contends with the conflict in the novel. His decision to create life provides a problem that he attempts to escape but eventually marks his death. Antagonist: The antagonist in the novel is also the protagonist, Victor Frankenstein. Victor may have directed all of his hate and blame towards the monster he created, but is worst enemy lay within himself and his refusal to accept responsibili
In the novel Wuthering Heights, a story about love
In the novel Wuthering Heights, a story about love
In the novel Wuthering Heights, a story about love turned obsession, Emily Bronte manipulates the desolate setting and dynamic characters to examine the self-destructive pain of compulsion. Emily Brontes Wuthering Heights is a novel about lives that cross paths and are intertwined with one another. Healthcliff, a orphan, is taken in by Mr. Earnshaw, the owner of Wuthering Heights. Mr. Earnshaw has two children named Catherine and Hindley. Jealousy between Hindley and Healthcliff was always a pr
Adventures of Huck Finn
Adventures of Huck Finn
Adventures of Huck Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain 1. In the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck Finn was the main character. The story was told through his eyes, and most of the events that took place happened around him. But some of these events would not have happened without other main characters as well, like Jim, Tom Sawyer, the King, or the Duke. Hucks personality at the start of the novel had changed gradually throughout the novel and until the end. At fir
The House and the Ushers
The House and the Ushers
The House and the Ushers One of the central themes underlying the short story, The Fall of the House of Usher, is that of the nature of the house. The way it is described and the way it is so mysterious. Another central theme about this story is the nature of the people that live in the house. They are portrayed very much in the same manner throughout the story. Thus, they have several similarities with each other. All of which are of a bad feeling, showing how bad things are for the people and
The novel The Great Gatsby is set during the 1920'
The novel The Great Gatsby is set during the 1920'
The novel The Great Gatsby is set during the 1920\'s on Long Island, New York. In the novel, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby has a dream that a majority people would want to live. The dream is made up of things that may vary from one person to another, but it is still a basic dream for most people. Finding someone that you truly love and that truly loves you back is one part of the dream. Being happy is another. The final part is having wealth and being in the upper class of society. This dream t
Matthew Sinrod
Matthew Sinrod
Matthew Sinrod Dr. Doyle Eng 102 5/5/98 Themes in The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California February 27th 1902. He was the third of four children and the only son of John Ernst Steinbeck II, manager of a flour mill, and Olive Hamilton Steinbeck, a former teacher. Steinbeck said of his youth, (We were poor people with a hell of a lot of land which made us think we were rich people, even when we couldn\'t buy food and were patched.) Steinbeck used the area where he grew up
Emily Dickinson, a creative poet during the mid-ni
Emily Dickinson, a creative poet during the mid-ni
Emily Dickinson, a creative poet during the mid-nineteenth century, wrote what many consider to be truly American poetry. To understand why Dickinson is considered a brilliant writer of American poetry, one must know about the time period in which she wrote her poetry. Dickinson wrote during the era of American literature known as the Age of Expansion (Perkins 869). This was during the first half-century after the Civil War to the First World War which was approximately 1865-1915 (Perkins 869).
The Lamb and The Tiger
The Lamb and The Tiger
The Lamb and The Tiger William Blake wrote poems that deal with creation, The Lamb and The Tiger. The themes of both poems are the same; however, they are different in tone and imagery. The Lamb and The Tiger are similar in the theme, that asks about creation. The lamb is asked, Dost thou know who made thee? The lamb is told, he is called by thy name, for he calls himself a Lamb. The lamb is created in the imagery of Jesus Christ. The Tiger is asked, What immortal hand or eye co
Mark Shaffer
Mark Shaffer
Mark Shaffer James Banks James Banks believes that there should be more multicultural education taught in schools. Education about ethnic diversity treats cultural pluralism within a nation-state by studying different traits from different groups, which determine one group from another. He believes that a major goal of education in a free society is acceptance of cultural pluralism as a national strength and not an obstacle. Individuals of various minority groups may maintain their ethnic identi
In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, many
In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, many
In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, many themes are enclosed; the most salient of these themes is related to the American Dream. The American Dream is based on the idea that any person, no matter what they are, can become successful in life by his or her hard work. The dream also embodies the idea of a self-sufficient person, an entrepreneur making it successful for themselves. The Great Gatsby is about what happened to the American Dream during the 1920s, an era when the dream had been
Ryan Henson
Ryan Henson
Ryan Henson Mind 180 Essay #2 What is the significance of Virgils relationship with Dante? The Inferno is an epic poem by Dante Alighieri, one of the greatest poets in the history of western literature. In it, he uses his mastery of language to blend elements of classical literature with a more contemporary Catholic viewpoint. Virgil, the Roman poet, is Dantes guide on this journey through the underworld. He helps to represent the classical elements of the poem. His relationship with the chara
A.E. Housman: Scholar and Poet
A.E. Housman: Scholar and Poet
A.E. Housman: Scholar and Poet Alfred Edward Housman, a classical scholar and poet, was born in Fockbury in the county of Worcestershire, England on March 26, 1859. His poems are variations on the themes of mortality and the miseries of human condition (Magill 1411). Most of Housmans poems were written in the 1890s when he was under great psychological stress, which made the tone of his poems characteristically mournful and the mood dispirited (Magill 1411). In the world of Housmans poetry,
There are many major themes in Sir Gawain and the
There are many major themes in Sir Gawain and the
There are many major themes in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, some more present than others, for instance, honor and pride which lead to manipulation (domination) and finally, the game itself. These are three themes that get the audience interested in the story and give them an appetite for more of the story. Honor and pride play a big part in the game the Green Knight is playing because it is what he trusts will cause one of the knights to accept his challenge. The knight insults King Arthu
Christine Tirman
Christine Tirman
Christine Tirman Mr. Leogrand Period 1&2 (January Graduate) Critique: Hamlet William Shakespeares tragedy Hamlet has been one of the most controversial works of all time. There have been so many criticisms on this book and opinions on what the main theme behind the play is. Many themes have been proposed such as revenge, sex, reality and jealousy. I myself believe that there is no one theme behind Hamlet and it is a complex with work with many complex ideas behind it. I didnt realize this unti
The Daedalus Myth: Its Role in A PORTRAIT OF THE A
The Daedalus Myth: Its Role in A PORTRAIT OF THE A
The Daedalus Myth: Its Role in A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST... James Joyces A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of complex themes developed through frequent allusions to classical mythology. The myth of Daedalus and Icarus serves as a structuring element in the novel, uniting the central themes of individual rebellion and discovery, producing a work of literature that illuminates the motivations of an artist, and the development of his individual philosophy. James Joyce chose the nam
-By Zachary Anderson
-By Zachary Anderson
-By Zachary Anderson ...In one part of our being, a thousand years. By the animal instinct that is awakened in is we are led and protected. It is not conscious; it is far quicker, much more sure, less fallible, than consciousness. One cannot explain it(56). On the battlefield of any war, past or present one would think any soldier had felt that sense of survival at one point or another. This could be named impulse acted on by fear, nervousness, or as the quote defined it, instinct in violence.
Down Goes Hurston
Down Goes Hurston
Down Goes Hurston The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s is a great time for black artists; it is a rebirth of art, music, books and poetry. In Zora Neale Hurstons novel Their Eyes Were Watching God Janie, the protagonist, is treated kindly for a black women. She does not go through the torment of black culture during that era or the previous eras. Throughout the book Hurston fibs about racial oppression. Janie gets respect by the white people she encounters. Hurston makes the reader imagine th
Thesis Statement
Thesis Statement
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 Chickama
The poems Mending Wall and Home Burial are abo
The poems Mending Wall and Home Burial are abo
The poems Mending Wall and Home Burial are about division, both on a physical level and on a mental level. Mending Wall on first reading is a very simplistic poem about the annual repairing of a wall but after closer reading we can see it has a darker meaning. The poem begins with a disjointed sentence, which immediately attracts the readers eye. Something there is that doesnt love a wall, The use of the word Something arouses the readers curious nature to read on to find out what t
The poems that are depicted in the book by Hall an
The poems that are depicted in the book by Hall an
The poems that are depicted in the book by Hall and the book by Kenyon are different in their topics and expression of their ideas. Though these poets seem to be different in their work; they both seem to share a common thread. That thread is the love that Hall and Kenyon have for each other. This is shown in the poem Alone for a Week by Jane Kenyon and an untitled poem from pg. 11 of Donald Hall Without. Though Kenyon\'s poem deals with more of a feeling of loneliness and yearning for the retur
Lorraine Hansberry rejected the limitations of her
Lorraine Hansberry rejected the limitations of her
Lorraine Hansberry rejected the limitations of her race and gender and through her written works, became a social activist and expanded the role of a black woman in America. Lorraine Hansberry wrote many works that allowed her to explain her views. She also explored these ideas through playwrights. Lorraine Hansberry was said to be a spearhead of the future. She was a woman who refused to be confined by the categories of race and gender (Tripp 3). Lorraine Hansberry was born in 1930. Both of her
The Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance Or the New Negro Movement The dawn of the 1920s ushered in an African American artistic and cultural movement, the likes of which have never and will likely never be seen again. Beginning as a series of literary discussions in Greenwich Village and Harlem, the New Negro Movement (later dubbed the Harlem Renaissance by Alain Locke) came to exalt the unique culture of African Americans and redefine African American expression. The movement spread throughout all areas of t
Joe Smith
Joe Smith
Joe Smith Ms. Johnson Period 4 22 May 2000 Suicide Lurks Over the Horizon Many people say that Ernest Hemingways stature within the view of the public has only increased since his death, proving that his work has endured the test of time. In many minds of Americans who are familiar with Hemingway, he was a man of contrast and contradictions. Simply put, Americans have this theory of Hemingway because he stood for rugged individualism through his manly, brutish nature yet he committed suicide. H
The purpose of this paper is to offer an analysis
The purpose of this paper is to offer an analysis
The purpose of this paper is to offer an analysis of the women characters in the works of John Steinbeck, with a special emphasis placed on Elisa Allen, the main character in his short story, The Chrysanthemums. Most of Steinbecks fiction is concerned with his native California, with the Great Depression and how people endured it, and with the deprivation that farm workers in the west suffered generally (Beegel et al. 54). Many of his novels and short stories take place in the Salinas area, a
Appleget 1
Appleget 1
Appleget 1 Joseph Appleget Mr. Helle/ IB English 12 10/18/00 The Way We Live Our Lives In our individual routines, each and every one of us strives to be the best that we are capable of being. How peculiar this is; we aim for similar goals, yet the methods we enact are unique. Just as no two people have the same fingerprint, no two have identical theories on how to live life. While some follow religious outlines to aspire to a level of oral excellence, others pursue different approaches. Toward
Farewell to Arms
Farewell to Arms
Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingways A Farewell to Arms holds the secret of a man (the author) who experiences many things and then changes them for in his writings. The main character of the novel, Frederic, experiences many of the same situations that Hemingway lived. He captures the inspiring trials and tribulations of a disillusioned man caught between love and war. Driving an ambulance on the Italian front of World War One, Frederick discovers his values as he realizes his love for Catheri
Great Expectations and Oliver Twist
Great Expectations and Oliver Twist
Great Expectations and Oliver Twist During his lifetime, Charles Dickens is known to have written several books. Although each book is different, they also share many similarities. Two of his books, Great Expectations and Oliver Twist, are representatives of the many kinds of differences and similarities found within his work.. Perhaps the reason why these two novels share some of the same qualities is because they both reflect painful experiences which occurred in Dickens\' past. During his chi
There are many themes in the novel Night, by Elie
There are many themes in the novel Night, by Elie
There are many themes in the novel Night, by Elie Wiesel; some of these include loss of faith, father-son relationships, food and hunger, and disbelief. One of the most interesting theme is the father-son relationship. This theme can be seen throughout the novel with many fathers and sons. Elie has a very strong relationship with his father. His main reason for not giving up in the camps is so his father is not alone. Some kinships are not like Elies and his fathers. One son purposely loses hi
OF MICE AND MEN
OF MICE AND MEN
OF MICE AND MEN KEY LITERARY ELEMENTS SETTING This book is set in two places. It starts beside a stream, close to the Salinas River, a few miles South of Soledad. It then moves to a ranch, where the major part of the story is set. At the end of the novel, the setting comes back to where it started. The stream introduces George and Lennie. They are on their way to a near-by ranch. The surrounding land is thick in vegetation and has its own wild life. Men frequent it, as there are ash piles made b
The Ministers Black Veil
The Ministers Black Veil
The Ministers Black Veil Sin is an issue that every human being has to deal with at one time or another in his or her lifetime. Sin is dealt with in many ways. Some people try to hide their sins, some try to push them aside and some try to deal with their sins in a more conventional way. The largest place for confessing sins in the world is the confessional booth at a church. People go to tell their sins, and feel cleansed afterwards. But what happens when a man who hears confessions day afte
Bartleby- The Scrivener
Bartleby- The Scrivener
Bartleby- The Scrivener In Herman Melvilles Bartleby the Scrivener, the author uses several themes to convey his ideas. The three most important themes are alienation, mans desire to have a free conscience, and mans desire to avoid conflict. Melville uses the actions of an eccentric scrivener named Bartleby, and the responses of his cohorts, to show these underlying themes to the reader. The first theme, alienation, is displayed best by Bartlebys actions. He has a divider put up so that th
Beautiful Blueberries
Beautiful Blueberries
Beautiful Blueberries Christopher McCandless\' last journal entry before dying of starvation in the Alaska bush was simply the words Beautiful Blueberries. Over the previous two years he bought a secondhand canoe on impulse and paddled to Mexico. Then he lived on the streets of Los Angeles with vagrants, camped in the Arizona dessert with hippies, tramped through almost every western state, occasionally holding odd jobs. He also lived completely off the land in the Alaskan backcountry. McCandles
John Berger's writing Ways of Seeing is a look int
John Berger's writing Ways of Seeing is a look int
John Berger\'s writing Ways of Seeing is a look into the world of art. Throughout his composition, he gives his opinions on various topics about art. Jane Tompkins essay Indians: Textualism, Morality, and the Problem of History is a look into the world of history. Within her essay, Tompkins discusses her views on the quest of finding truth in history. She uses terms such as relativism ,the understanding that man or woman can never find the absolute truth in facts, and epistemological quandary ,
Growing up as a Negro in the South in the early 19
Growing up as a Negro in the South in the early 19
Growing up as a Negro in the South in the early 1900s is not that easy, for some people tend to suffer different forms of oppression. In this case, it happens in the autobiography called Black Boy written by Richard Wright. The novel is set in the early part of the 1900s, somewhere in deep Jim Crow South. Richard Wright, who is obviously the main character, is also the protagonist. The antagonist is no one person in particular, for it takes many different forms called oppression in general. Th
World War One. The first great tragedy of humanity
World War One. The first great tragedy of humanity
World War One. The first great tragedy of humanity. That is of course excluding love and life. Combine all three and you find one of the most masterfully written novels about life, love, and war that could only be written by Ernest Hemingway. Born July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Hemingway started his literary career when he was hired as a reporter for the Kansas City Star. During the war he joined the volunteer American Red Cross as a ambulance driver in 1918. After bei
TRUTH AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE PROFESSIONS: A COMP
TRUTH AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE PROFESSIONS: A COMP
TRUTH AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE PROFESSIONS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF \'TRUTH IN ADVERTISING\' AND \'TRUE AND FAIR\' FINANCIAL STATEMENTS IN NORTH AMERICA DURING THE PROGRESSIVE ERA Both advertisers and auditors wrestled with the truth of their text during the Progressive Era (1880-1940). Although in North America, advertisers adopted truth in advertising as a theme, auditors rejected true and fair as a description of financial statements. Auditors instead adopted the weaker statement that financia
The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has b
The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has b
The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people suffering from it, we are still waiting for definite explanations for the causes and cure. The one fact of which we are painfully aware is that bipol
Despite the negative portrayal in mainstream 1960s
Despite the negative portrayal in mainstream 1960s
Despite the negative portrayal in mainstream 1960s media, justifications expressed by counterculture activists for further investigation, education and experimentation under government control of LSD were rational and valid arguments. Sex, drugs, protests, war, political upheaval, cultural chaos, and social rebellion; the many comforts TV dinner eating, republican voting, church going, suburbia conformists tried to escape through conservative ideals, town meetings, and The Andy Williams Family H
Textbooks can often prove to offer only a limited
Textbooks can often prove to offer only a limited
Textbooks can often prove to offer only a limited amount of information. Space and time constraints place the author(s) of these textbooks in a sticky situation. They must get the general concept through without taking up to much space. However, this can sometimes push out relevant material that van help to support the general concept. The chapter suggests that young adult literature can help to make up for this missing piece of the puzzle. Outside literary readings, separate from the text yet c