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Santiago's book? hat happens to the characters in Chato's family? hat will Chato's future be?
Daniel Santiago's novel Famous All Over Town tells the story of an impoverished Chicano family, led ineffectually by a long-suffering mother and a father who is more concerned with his own masculine pride than the future of his family. The book ends with Shamrock Street being bulldozed over into rubble. This razing is not an unexpected event, as the residents are warned beforehand. The lack of concern with which Chato's father views this threat until it actually occurs becomes symbolic of the lack of concern the man has treated his wife and children, just as the demolition of Shamrock Street is symbolic of the lack of regard society holds for its largely Hispanic residents.
Right before the bulldozers come, Chato chronicles how the other residents move away, as Kiko's family moves to Chicago, another of…… [Read More]
Let Us Praise Famous Men
In a 1937 report by the Committee on Farm Tenancy to President Franklin Roosevelt, it was estimated that nearly half of the farmers in the South, close to a third in the North, and a fourth in the est were what was known as "tenant" farmers. (Austgen) hen Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, it was with a promise to change the nature of the American economy to better serve the millions of Americans who then were living in the grips of poverty. The previous president, Hoover, was a practitioner of the "Liaise Faire" model of economics which rejected government participation in the economy. Roosevelt's attempted to help tenant farmers led to the Bankhead-Jones Farm Act, which "reorganized the Resettlement Administration as the Farm Security Administration and which included among its purposes assisting enterprising tenants in becoming land owners." (Austgen) This interest in tenant…… [Read More]
Intereview to Famous Artists, Sculptors, Musicians
Blues Rock was an impressive form of rock that experienced its apogee during the mid to late 1960s. Janis Joplin and Lynyrd Skynyrd are certainly artists who made themselves known during the era and who influenced numerous individuals to turn their attention toward the genre. Their daring and passionate singing made them different from other notable singers of the era, taking into account that the feelings they put across seemed to be more intense. It was practically as these people were singing about experiences that they went through and that they were not simply interested in becoming famous as a result of their singing.
Date of the interview: June 10, 1968
Hi, I'm very happy to meet you at last, Janis. One of the first questions I want to ask is why is it so difficult to reach you?
"Well, the truth is that…… [Read More]
A detailed review of his birth, early and late life, especially his progress as an artist has been discussed in the previous section. All this information is the basis on which a case was formulated and evaluated in the coming sections.
This patient, Vincent Van Gogh, is a 37-year-old, single, Dutch, male artist. He is the second-eldest of 6 siblings - where the first was a still-born. Vincent voluntarily admitted himself for the first time at Saint-Paul asylum in Saint emy, France in 1889.The patient described himself as a moody, solitary child, often disobedient and with few friends. His early interests were flowers, birds, and insects, but he preferred to play alone.
The patient entered the city hospital at Brouwersgracht at the Hague, in the Netherlands in 1882 with a gonorrheal infection. He was admitted for 25 days. After 14 days, he complained by letter on of his…… [Read More]
Descartes' famous maxim "I; I "? hy statement fundamental method? (3-4 Paragraphs) Describe Newton's method. How arrive conclusions? (3-4Paragraphs) Describe views John Locke: state nature, social contract, revolution, govern, property rights.
Descartes began his famous series of Meditations with a resolution to doubt everything: this kind of hyperbolic skepticism was used to advance his use of the deductive approach to philosophy. Descartes was fundamentally a rationalist, and believed that truth could be obtained only through mental reasoning, not through observation. Observation was rooted 'in the body' and potentially faulty, human observation. At the beginning of his philosophical tract, "his basic strategy was to consider false any belief that falls prey to even the slightest doubt" including his own existence (Skirry 2008). Sensations can deceive us, but logic cannot, since even if we are dreaming, 2+2=4. Eventually, after engaging in radical questioning of his belief structures, Descartes decided that because…… [Read More]
That the artist was a woman was even more exciting.
I feel that it is still quite difficult for a woman to make a name in any industry, let alone art. When a woman can produce a work that is so very detailed and technically astonishing in such a short time, it speaks of the craftsperson, not the gender of the person driving the craft. What is particularly interesting about Robineau for me is that she was able to develop such craft mastery over the course of less than five years that Tiffany & Co. were carrying her works.
Porcelain carving is not the most simple medium to work in. To jump from a painter to a carver of porcelain shows that she has a range of talent that probably still remained untouched by the time her career had ended. I have a tendency to feel that persons that have…… [Read More]
Patch: The Famous Jumper
As one of America's first entertainer-daredevils, Sam Patch's popularity amongst his fellow working class citizens illustrates how this segment of society yearned for a hero with whom they could identify. Paul E. Johnson's Sam Patch: The Famous Jumper depicts Patch himself as an effortless, and sometimes drunken, self-promoter who turned a childhood love of heights and excitement into an attention-grabbing, if short-lived, career. Patch's ingenuity, showmanship, and bravery allowed him to connect with his fans on a deeply symbolic level, given that his own personal struggles and working-class background served to emphasize the notion that any American could achieve success on their own terms so long as they possessed the fearlessness to go after what it was they most desired.
Sam Patch's early years played a pivotal role in his eventual success as a daredevil, primarily because his parents' troubled work history brought them from the…… [Read More]
This achievement was when Bannister's painting was recognized and awarded in the exhibition. As mentioned earlier, the Bannisters moved to Providence in Rhode Island because of the connections Mrs. Bannister had there. hile in Providence, Bannister joined other famous creative individuals in a place where there were various artist's studios. As a result, Bannister started to paint more depictions of landscapes and shores.
His painting, "Under the Oaks," was chosen for the first-prize bronze medal with the judges almost reconsidering the award after discovering that Bannister was African-American. However, the white competitors endorsed the decision and Bannister was rewarded the first-prize bronze medal for his painting. This award was one of the earliest artistic acclaims for Bannister whose reputation grew as a result. Furthermore, this bronze medal for his painting "Under the Oak" enabled Bannister to devote most of his time to painting because of numerous commissions.
Contributions to America:…… [Read More]
" This can clearly be seen in examples such as Vietnam and Iraq, when a misunderstanding of the native culture caused hostility between America and the people America was ostensibly trying to 'save' or to 'liberate.' Frustrated with colonial control, the Vietnamese saw the Viet Cong as liberators, and the Iraqis did not universally embrace democracy as a pure and cleansing force that would annihilate their old, ethnic and religious civil rivalries. Even in work or school, a new leader must understand the assumptions and needs of the people whom he or she is trying to command, especially if the people have a strong sense of culture -- a new principal cannot suddenly demand that students wear uniforms in a progressive school and expect agreement, a new CEO cannot suddenly demand employees used to a free, Google-like culture punch time clocks and be rendered 'accountable' for every hour of their…… [Read More]
(Hoarding as a Disorder, Famous Hoarders Case Studies, and Solutions)
egrettably, for several years, hoarding has been an out-of-sight disorder. Very little research was conducted on hoarding in the 1980s. However, since earlier 1990s, research scientists, psychologists and clinicians have shown a dramatic interest in the subject. Awareness concerning hoarding has also increased due to up-to-date media exposure. Sufferers, family members, and human service workforce who frequently deal with the compulsive hoarding disorder have also become aware of the problem and its solutions (Steinfatt, 2010).
Compulsive Hoarding: What is it?
Compulsive hoarding can be described as the attainment of and failure to thrust away huge bulks of goods or belongings. This kind of obsessive hoarding is often linked with considerable physical condition peril, working mutilation, and financial impediments. No pragmatic investigation has been conducted to examine the mentioned destructive effects although there are crystal-clear suggestions that hoarding has…… [Read More]
And the estern people followed this idea. This labor code has been legalized for so many years now and has been amended several times all for the benefit of the working population. It is not only the estern civilization who has been benefited by this idea from the Greeks but also most, if not all, countries around the world.
In terms of aesthetic ideals, the Greeks have also greatly influenced the estern world. The use of marbles in building big and creatively crafted structures first came from the Greeks. Because even the estern people can attest for the marble's credibility in making strong buildings and houses (most are still standing now), they too followed using this material.
This too, is shown in Homer's "Iliad." The use of strong castles, houses and even armaments are significant part of the novel that contributed a great learning to the estern Civilization.
It…… [Read More]
School for ives is a famous comedy theatrical play of seventeenth century written in French with the name "L'ecole des femmes" by famous French play writer Jean-Baptiste Poquelin. Jean is known by his stage name Moliere and he is considered amongst one of the biggest comedy play writers of est. Moliere was born in a rich and prosperous family of Paris in January 1622 and after a short struggle, eventually become the official writer of the King's court. He wrote several theatrical comedy plays which were sometimes criticized by the church as according to the critics, the plays contain immorality and controversies. The main topics and subjects of Moliere's plays were the middle class, intelligent females, the miser and such other topics which were considered vulgar, bold and highly modernized (Moliere 2012).
The School for ives was staged in December 1662 at Palais Royal theatre for the King's family. The…… [Read More]
textiles, textiles countries cultures, Textile techniques, famous textile fashion designers, modern innovations textiles. In fashion, Ecological humanitarian concerns textiles/fashion, business practices, .
The process of satin weaving has been around for centuries, given that people have come to appreciate its qualities. In spite of the fact that it was initially relatively unavailable to the masses as a result of the fact that it was primarily made out of silk and because the technique of satin weaving was not widespread, it gradually came to be found all around the world, as weavers did not hesitate to use less expensive materials in producing such fabrics. Present-day people are known to use satin as the weaving technique for producing a series of things, ranging from apparel to bed sheets. Even with that, some individuals are unsupportive in regard to satin weaving, as satin weaves can be torn very easily, making it difficult for…… [Read More]
The famous Frick collection is named after the master artist who died in the early 20th century, Mr. Frick. The Frick collection is hosted in his former mansion that was made converted into a museum after his death.
Jason Wiggins (2011) observes that the museum if made to give the feeling of a home more than the feeling of a public museum or a public place. From the external view, all one sees is art at its perfection. The stone building lies low with an expansive courtyard and prominent statues at the entrance.
Once in the museum, there are painted walls with the reflections of the enaissance church with the 16th century furniture adorning the various rooms that are in the museum. Several rooms have floors and walls made from wood, fireplaces made from expensive marble and the arches and columns decorated with a lot of keenness put…… [Read More]
Interview with Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin
To Vincent van Gogh: hy did you cut off your ear; what was going through your head? Do you blame the absinthe?
Vincent van Gogh: As some of my biographers have indicated, I had emotional and psychological problems since I was a child. I was, for example, "highly emotional and lacked self-confidence," ("Vincent van Gogh: Biography"). Therefore, it should really come as no surprise that I exhibited signs of mental illness as an adult. And besides, what do you care? My greatest works of art exist because I was crazy. As one biographer states of my work: "all of it produced during a period of only 10 years, hauntingly conveys through its striking colour, coarse brushwork, and contoured forms the anguish of a mental illness that eventually resulted in suicide," (Pioch). It sometimes takes mental anguish and spiritual pain to generate…… [Read More]
Real Estate Personalities
There have been many real estate moguls throughout history. Fortunes have been made and lost on the value of land. Several of these real estate tycoons have left their mark on the landscape, for better or worse. Moreover, during the past few decades, some have become household names, linked to fortunes, fame, glamour, and in some cases, scandal, fraud and deceit.
Donald Trump is perhaps the most flamboyant real estate tycoon of the latter part of the 20th century. In 1971, he moved from his homestead in Queens to Manhattan, where he became involved in large building projects and influential people. In the late 1970's, he signed an agreement with Hyatt Hotel Corporation for a downtown hotel, and after renovation on the building, became known as the Grand Hyatt. This set Trump on the high road to success and fame (http://search.biography.com/print_record.pl?id=20210).Trump Tower, a monumental, 58 story apartment-retail…… [Read More]
William Shakespeare, the famous playwright and the great poet was born in 1564 at Stratford-on-Avon in England. Though he never attended college he had a sound basic education. He went to London in his early twenties and during the next ten years he wrote some of the classical masterpieces like Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Othello and Hamlet. Shakespeare wrote a variety of plays from tragedy to comedy. 'The Merchant of Venice', 'The taming the Shrew' and 'The Tempest' are some of this well-known comedies while Macbeth, Othello, Julius Caesar are some of his best tragedies. y the time he was thirty-four he was regarded as one of England's leading playwrights. Shakespeare wrote thirty-eight plays and more than 150 sonnets. He died in 1616 at the age of fifty-two. [Michael Hart, 215].
Shakespeare was gifted with the ability to create beautiful phrases that are without parallel and they continue to be…… [Read More]
Especially I would love to protect children from accidents, pedophiles and bullies.
Socrates would tell me that by wearing the ring, I am not at peace with myself because only the one who refused to wear it was morally sound. I will disagree with him and tell him that while it is true that a person with the ring is very powerful and can thus get corrupted but there are some good purposes for which it could be used too.
For example, would it be wrong to say that most of us cannot do positive things like saving another human being from gang attack because we are too weak and powerless. I think it is absolutely true that if we had power, we would like to perform some great acts of generosity and bravery. The ring could give us that power.
The power to become invisible is a great treasure…… [Read More]
But he asserts that their cultural connections were far more tenuous with the East and with Europe, in contrast to costal states. Especially early on, the estern lands were poorly administered, based in the "common law" of the settlers, in the words of Henry Clay, rather than upon a model strict European administration. Turner calls the states of the frontier and the populist movements of the frontier almost primitive in their orientation and disdain of government.
For Turner, the geographical centers of the U.S. have distinct personalities almost function like emotional forces of nature. The East is depicting as fearing and mourning the expansion of the est, and feebly resisting its unregulated sprawl. This echoes modern cultural vocabulary in discussing the divides of Blue vs. Red, which often breaks down into est vs. East, or coast vs. heartland. Turner's est is characterized by mechanical facility, a disdain for intellectualism, an…… [Read More]
Improvement" is not necessarily implied, because humans do not currently possess an understanding of the environment sufficient to ensure that "improvements" do not become counterproductive; however, attempts to correct human damage is at times appropriate, when the scenario is simple enough.
The necessity of accepting this precedent transcends the mere logical. In truth, it is the only precedent that can be accepted, because for all that humans revel in their marvelous gray lumps of forebrain, the bulk of their processing still takes place in a far more animal portion of their mind. "High ethical thought," defined for the moment as thought which contradicts animal reaction, will almost certainly be dismissed. The majority of listeners will applaud the lofty sentiment, and then dismiss it as implausible -- implausible, in this instance, defined as "undesirable" -- and the remaining minority will not be the bourgeoisie, who have already acceded that the lofty…… [Read More]
Famous international chef Tetsuya Wakuda came from the Japanese town of Hamamatsu. Wakuda came to Australia at the age of 22 with "nothing more than a small suitcase and a love of food" (About Tetsuya 2012). His first job was working as a kitchen hand at Fishwives in Surry Hills. Wakuda then went to work for Tony Bilson at Kinsela's. Bilson was seeking a Japanese cook to make sushi. However, at Kinsela's, Wakuda went far beyond being a sushi chef; that is where he learned classical French techniques. It was also there he began his fusion of French/Japanese cuisine.
However, Wakuda's success as a chef did not immediately translate into success as a restaurant owner. Wakuda and the former head waiter at Kinsela's went into a partnership together and opened Ultimo's. Ultimo's was essentially a failure, but it gave Wakuda some experience as a restaurant owner, preparing him…… [Read More]
Made famous by her eponymous movie, Erin Brockovich is a consumer rights advocate whose work has exposed the weaknesses inherent in organizational behavior. The 2000 film was about Brockovich's fight for social and environmental justice. Pacific Gas & Electric had been blatantly poisoning groundwater with Chromium 6, a toxic agent related to a host of health issues. Brockovich's determination to expose the injustice led to a successful litigation against Pacific Gas & Electric. Her work did not stop there; Brockovich became passionate about a range of consumer rights and social justice issues related to the ways corporations can too easily hide behind legal loopholes and overtly unethical legislation. Brockovich exemplifies core principles related to leadership and organizational behavior.
Erin Brockovich's personality traits likely make her well suited to become active in her social justice campaigns, like the one depicted in the movie. Brockovich exhibits, for example, the Big…… [Read More]
Miguel de Cervantes' is famous, in both his epic work 'Don Quixote" and also in his other works of literature, for making comic capital of the sentimental conventions of courtly literature. "Los Trabajors de Persiles Y Sigismunda" similarly makes use of this parodying technique. This paper will specifically analyze the four narratives known as the 'Mediterranean' narratives in Book I of "Los Trabajors de Persiles Y Sigismunda" and demonstrate their narrative commonalties in and analyze their relationship to the larger project of Cervantes' narrative technique.
The beginning of "Los Trabajors de Persiles Y Sigismunda" demonstrates to the reader that a highly personable and involved narrator will tell the tales that shall unfold. The tales unfold through a specifically constructed narrative framework that is clearly told, clearly narrated by a wry, observing humorous "I" (or Yo) who has a distinct perspective upon the tales he will tell.
Yo, Jeronimo Nunez de…… [Read More]
Robert Frost's famous poem, "irches," might be described as a poem of redemptive realism, a poem that offers a loving, yet tinged-by-the-tragic view of life as seen through the metaphors of nature. In fact, Robert Frost could be called a kind of subversive pastoralist, for unlike the romantic nature poets who preceded him, such as Wordsworth, he sees nature's wildness, her beauty, and yet her relentless harshness as well. The poem, "irches" is a perfect depiction of the balance we try to achieve between our own will and the will of nature; between joy and sorrow; between heaven and earth; between loving this life and weeping over it. "The desire to withdraw from the world and love of the earth is symbolized in the boy's game of swinging birch trees." (Lynen).
The poem is often thought to be divided into three main sections. The first is a very detailed, realistic…… [Read More]
Many of the most famous scientists in world history also happened to believe in God: including Copernicus, Bacon, Kepler, Gallileo, and Newton ("Famous Scientists Who Believed in God," n.d.). These great scientists had no trouble reconciling their faith with their practice; their Christian beliefs with their research and investigations into the known universe. Yet science has morphed from an integrated realm of study to one that excludes religion from its ranks. It has become anathema to be a practicing Christian and a practicing scientist. It does not have to be; in fact, science and religion comfortably coexist and each can benefit the other.
One of the arguments against Christians being able to be good scientists is that they are too prone to personal bias. Sure, some Christians are prone to bias, but so is any scientist. Scientists are biased by their personal beliefs no matter where those beliefs…… [Read More]
One of the most famous public speeches in American history was delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The context of the speech is important: millions of Americans were growing tired and fed up with the lack of progress made with civil rights and equality. As Mount (2010) puts it, "In 1950's America, the equality of man envisioned by the Declaration of Independence was far from a reality. People of color -- blacks, Hispanics, Asians -- were discriminated against in many ways, both overt and covert." King grew up in the South and had personally experienced racism and discrimination. He also understood the need to work systematically to eliminate oppression and injustice. In 1959, something momentous happened in King's life that would ultimately lead to his earning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Martin Luther King, Jr. traveled…… [Read More]
Likewise, without the roof, the facade could just as easily been a copy of the rest of the gallery, intended to look like a straightforward expansion rather than the addition of a new, distinct yet related wing. Together, they serve to highlight and celebrate the temporal flux of the museum space itself, where contemporary visitors go to enjoy and interact with considerably older works. Once again, Venturi's work embraces the complex and contradictory nature of human experience in order to reify those contradictions into concrete forms that might serve to generalize human experience, such that anyone viewing the building might instantly find some kinship with its seamless integration of old and new, even before considering the actual formal elements of the design.
By embracing the notion that "less is a bore," obert Venturi revolutionized both the theory and practice of architecture. In his "gentle manifesto," Venturi opposed the rigid structures…… [Read More]
Henry Clay gave his famous speech in support of the American System to the House of Representatives in 1824, although Alexander Hamilton had used the same term decades before. It rested "on the idea of harmonizing all the segments of the economy for their mutual benefit and of doing so by active support from an intervening national government" (Baxter 27). Clay's conversion to this policy was surprising since Hamilton had been a member of the Federalist Party while Henry Clay was supposedly a Democratic Republican and a Jeffersonian, opposed to Federal plans for government aid to industry, a national bank, protective tariffs and federal funding for highways, canals, railroads and other internal improvements. After the ar of 1812, however, the first political party system had come to an end and the Federalists were discredited by their opposition to the war and threats of secession in New England. During…… [Read More]
Oedipus is one of the most famous names in Greek mythology. His name has become both a psychological complex as well as a familiar joke. His story has come to be a synonym as well for the capriciousness of fate. But a truer picture of the character of Oedipus suggests that, rather than being an unwitting victim, Oedipus a clear hand in his own demise. Despite its reputation, Sophocles' play "Oedipus the King" is a tragedy of character rather than of an innocent condemned by fate. Oedipus' tragic flaw his confidence and his arrogance that he understands what is happening to himself and his city. Of course, Oedipus really understands nothing.
The play begins by Oedipus, king of Thebes talking to his "children" or citizens, bemoaning the fact that Thebes is now under a plague. (ines 1-5, source from iterature and Ourselves) The priest tells Oedipus, "Now we pray to…… [Read More]
Very little reliable information is available on John Knox's birth and early childhood, but it is supposed that he was probably born and grew up in a district of Haddington called Gifford Gate. This is about 17 miles outside of Edinburgh. His early education was received at the grammar school of Haddington. After his schooling, Knox attended the university at Glasgow, where he proved himself able to aptly dispute and debate theological issues. This was a time during which reformed Christian theology was beginning to make its appearance in the general Christian education of the time. The type of education Knox received was therefore mainly theological, with an added element of dispute, which was indicative of the paradigm of his time.
John Knox is known best for his role in the reformation of the church, and for his gifted preaching. The reformer first appeared prominently in this capacity…… [Read More]
John Knox was a cottish religious reformer and political activist who founded the new cottish protestant religion of Presbyterianism.
He was probably born in 1513 or 1514 in Giffordgate, about 15 miles from Edinburgh, cotland. Nothing is known about his childhood, but his parents were remarkable. His father fought at the Battle of Flodden, and his mother was an educated woman. This was unusual in the 1500's.
Knox attended the University of Glasgow in 1552 and t. Andrew's University. Although he was Catholic, some think he first became familiar with Protestantism at the University of Glasgow. By 1540, he was a Catholic priest.
John Knox was a remarkable man. Although he is best known for founding the Presbyterian religion, all the things he did building up to this are remarkable. He became a friend of the Protestant George Wishart, who was banished from cotland for his beliefs. He returned to…… [Read More]
Dancing appears glamorous, easy, delightful. But the path to the paradise of the achievement is no easier than any other. There is fatigue so great that the body cries, even in sleep. There are times of complete frustration; there are daily small deaths. (Graham).
Are there ever any outstanding artists who create a new style or have a completely different vision of expression who are not compulsive, driven and somewhat disturbed? Or, is it actually these personal characteristics that make them become geniuses? Some of the stories related about the great dance innovator Martha Graham's impatience, anger, and obsessive personality are disquieting. Yet she was one of the most important individuals in Western art. As noted in an article by Porterfield about Graham's contribution: "(she) was to dance what Picasso was to painting and Joyce was to literature. One of the most influential dancers, choreographers and teachers of…… [Read More]
A Brief History of Cool Jazz
December 6, 2012, would have marked the ninety-second birthday of pianist Dave Brubeck. The nonagenarian was looking forward to performing at the Palace Theater near his home in aterbury, Connecticut. Sadly, Brubeck died of heart failure just one day shy of the celebratory concert. The concert went on as scheduled, but it was a memorial rather than a birthday party. It is what Brubeck would have wanted. Brubeck was one of the originators of a jazz style that became known as "cool jazz." He was a brilliant pianist who loved to experiment with rhythms and instrumentation in ensemble work. Brubeck never stopped innovating over his long career during which he composed symphonies, classical and religious music, ballets and film scores He valued musical integrity over commercial reward. "You never know what's going to work," he said. "You just go with what you…… [Read More]
Creative Minds Critical Thinking Famous Thinkers Paper Subjects: Martin Luther King Malcom XS
It is not easy to readily deconstruct the ideas and courses of action that Malcolm X advocated, for the simple fact that those ideas and courses of action changed so much during his relatively short lifetime. It is far easier to do so for Martin Luther King Jr., who was fairly consistent in his ideology and actions. However, when attempting to compare these aspects of these two salient African-American leaders in the middle of the 20th century, there are both points of similarity and of dissimilarity. For the most part, these men supported drastically different ways of accomplishing what was relatively the same objective. That objective, of course, serves as the primary similarity between these men -- each of them was actually working to solve the same problems that African-Americans faced during the Civil rights movement. If…… [Read More]
Central Park (New York) and Mohawk Park (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Municipal parks have a long history, and the importance of these invaluable green and open spaces to the people who live around them cannot be overstated. Perhaps the best-known pubic park in the United States is New York City's Central Park that provides the city's citizenry with an enormous green space in the middle of a concrete jungle. Although lesser known, Tulsa, Oklahoma's Mohawk Park is the third-largest municipal park in the country and provides a wide range of resources for the citizens of Tulsa and its surrounding communities. This paper provides a review of the relevant literature to identify the designs of these two municipal parks and their use of space for their patrons. A summary of the research and important findings concerning New York's Central Park and Tulsa's Mohawk Park are presented in the conclusion.
eview and Discussion
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Spanish Civil War
The famous Spanish Civil War fought from the year 1936 to 1939. This war was fought between two groups; the Republicans and the Nationalists. The Republicans were the supporters of the established Spanish republic; meanwhile the latter were a group of rebels who were led by General Francisco Franco. Franco emerged victorious in this war and ruled Spain for the next 36 years as a dictator.
After a group of generals (led by Jose Sanjurjo) of the Spanish Republican Armed Forces declared opposition against the government of the Second Spanish Republic, the war ensued. At that time the President of Spain was Manuel Azana. This group of rebels had gained support from a couple of conservative groups that included the Spanish Confederation of the Autonomous Right, Fascist Falange and Carlists (Payne, 1973).
Military units formed in urgos, Pamplona, Corodova, Morocco, Cadiz and Seville supported this group of…… [Read More]
Mozart: Composer for the Ages
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in 1756 in Salzburg. His full name as recorded on his Baptismal certificate is (in Latin) Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilis Amadeus Mozart. Though seven children were born in the family only Wolfgang and his elder sister survived infancy. Both were instructed in the ways of music by their father. Wolfgang showed early signs of being a prodigy.
His father Leopold was a music teacher and composer and passed on his love of music to his son, encouraging both of his children to perform. Mozart surprised his father at an early age by drafting his own composition, without encouragement (Deutsch, 1965).
Leopold took the children on extensive tours of Europe, having them perform in the Bavarian, Vienna, and Prague Courts. The duo was the equivalent of today's child-stars. Their touring led Mozart to meet important musicians like J.C. Bach. In ome,…… [Read More]
Ohio Capitol Building
Discuss the overall design of the building. Upon what earlier buildings or styles was the design of this structure based? hy is that significant?
According to those who helped to construct the building, the Ohio Capitol was intended to be a building that was designed simplistically, to reflect the refinement and simple nature of the people in the state (Gilkey 1902,-page 651). The Ohio Capitol Building's design is based upon Greek and Roman architecture. It has been considered a premier example of Greek revival architecture which became popular during the 19th century in the United States and Europe (Gilkey 1902,-page 652). The structure was designed before the United States Capitol building and thus does not have the round dome that most capitol buildings have, although that structure too was designed after Grecian and Roman architecture. Subsequent additions to the building, either because of the need for additional…… [Read More]
The famous 1991 novel, Jurassic Park, is based on the subject of a wildlife preserve for dinosaurs. The renowned writer of this novel, Michael Crichton, hoisted the conventional phantom of the revivification of species that have been wiped out from the face of the earth by using conserving DNA samples ("Jurassic Park' 20 Years" C10). The uncontrolled genetic engineering produced outcomes that were not the concern of just the scientists in the novel but are the concern of the whole human civilization (Sharp 507).
Crichton was able to craft a vibrantly dramatic action-adventure story with the Jurassic Park that revolved around the ideas of gluttony and crookedness of science. In this vivid tale of Crichton, an affluent investor builds a theme park that was located on an island off the coast of Costa ica. The peculiar part of the tale is that the investor hires a scientist to…… [Read More]
piano, including the history and use of the instrument. The piano is one of the most popular musical instruments in the world, and pianos have been in use in orchestras and in homes for hundreds of years. The first piano was created from another similar instrument, the harpsichord, and it was invented in Italy. The editors at Wikipedia note, "The invention of the modern piano is credited to Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731) of Padua, Italy" ("Piano"). The first piano appeared in a Medici family inventory from 1700, and their popularity grew from there, especially after another Italian wrote an enthusiastic article about Cristofori's invention, along with diagrams of how the piano worked. Other people started building them, and the piano spread around the world. The first piano manufacturer in England appeared in 1730, and the first published piano music appeared in 1732 ("The Piano Timeline"). Early manufacturers were small, often family…… [Read More]
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The Legend of Arthur
Lesson 1 Journal Entry # 9 of 16
Journal Exercise 1.7A: Honor and Loyalty
1. Consider how Arthur's actions and personality agree with or challenge your definition of honor. Write a few sentences comparing your definition (from Journal 1.6A) with Arthur's actions and personality.
2. Write a brief paragraph explaining the importance or unimportance of loyalty in being honorable.
Lesson 1 Journal Entry # 10 of 16
Journal Exercise 1.7B: Combining Sentences
Complete the Practice Activity on page 202 of your text. After completing this activity, read over your Essay Assessment or another journal activity you've completed.
* Identify three passages that could be improved by combining two or more sentences with coordinating or subordinating conjunctions. Below the practice activity in your journal, write the original passages and the revised sentences you've created.
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As far as epertoirethe following web site www.kith.org/jimmosk/piano.html, listed the following: Feinberg, Aleksandrov, Medtner, Tcherepnin, Mompou, Friedman, Tausig, Persichetti, Blumenfeld, Sinding, Sitsky, Nielsen. When you click on one of the name provided it gives you more information. For example Feinberg, Samuil Evgenevich (1890-1972).
A pianist of the very first rank, a pedagogue responsible for the Soviet theory of legato playing, and a composer who stood in the vanguard of 1920s futurism, S.E. Feinberg was one of the major figures of ussian music eclipsed by Soviet cultural insularity. A 1911 graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, studying with a. Goldenweiser, he combined his teacher's love of J.S. Bach and the art of counterpoint with a fascination for the synthetic harmony of a. Scriabin. He composed Sonata #1. Moscow: Muzykalnyi Sektor, 1924. Library of Congress, Sonata #2. Moscow: Muzykalnyi Sektor, 1926. Library of Congress, Sonata #4. Moscow: Muzykalnyi Sektor, 1923. Library of Congress.…… [Read More]
Instrument on the Web
What is a mezzo-soprano? (2011). Wise Geek. Retrieved April 1, 2011 at http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-mezzo-soprano.htm
his website provides a comprehensive definition of an operatic mezzo-soprano in musical and dramatic terms. A mezzo-soprano is a female singer whose vocal range lies between that of a soprano and alto. he ideal mezzo-soprano has a three-octave range, but when singing at the higher notes of her range she has a darker texture to her voice than a pure soprano. hree categories of mezzo voices exist: coloratura mezzos, lyrical mezzos who often sing the roles of young boys as well as soubrettes (second female leads), and dramatic mezzos who often take 'bad girl' roles such as Carmen.
Soprano, mezzo-soprano, and alto. (2011). My Opera. Retrieved April 1, 2011 at http://www.myoperas.com/habericerik.asp?id=31&baslik=Soprano, Mezzo-
Memorably, in the words of this website, mezzo-sopranos are often described as singing the roles of witches, britches and bitches. Witches…… [Read More]
Museums in Paris
The Louvre Museum can be categorized as one of the world's largest and most magnificent museums. It also marks a monument and an attractive sightseeing location for tourists from all over the world. Standing near the River Seine and stretching over 60,000 meters square, this museum has its own unique history.
The museum was a transformation from the Louvre Palace, built as a fortress for King Louis XIV. He considered the Palace too small for his needs and then went on to making the Palace of Versailles. He left behind this beautifully structured monument to become the museum of beautiful art. The Louvre Museum was initiated in 1793 with initially just 537 paintings. Many of these were the confiscated church paintings and the others were donations from the prestigious and powerful people of the time. Slowly and gradually, the collection of the museum started increasing under Napoleon…… [Read More]
Madam Eglantyne the Nun, is also an ironic charater. She eats in a very refined manner and attempts other fine characteristics such as speaking French, although she fares poorly at this. Ironically, not all her language is pure, as she swears cosntantly by "St. Loy," a saint renowned for not swearing. Unlike the general conception of the Nun, she is very concerned with outward appearances and did not much care for human beings. Indeed, she cared much more for her three dogs than the human beings around her. Another irony is that she has a coral trinket to fight worldly temptations, which is clearly failing badly.
A second character is the Friar, Hubert. While he is jolly, merry, and festive, his actions are nevertheless evil and cunning. He impregnates girls, for example, and marries them off. He deceived the faithful by hearing confessions for a fee, and even begged from…… [Read More]
The Jansenists were condemned by the pope in 1653 and 1713. Characteristic beliefs of the school included "the idea of the total sinfulness of humanity, predestination, and the need for Christians to rely upon a faith in God which cannot be validated through human reason. Jansenism often, but it continued to have a strong following among those who tended to reject papal authority, but not strong moral beliefs" ("Jansenism," About.com, 2008).
After his final conversion, Pascal moved to the Jansenist monastery in Port Royal. He had already convinced his younger sister to move to the nunnery in the same location. It was there he penned the work that would contain his famous wager, the famous Pensees. He continued to live at the monastery until his death in 1662, worn out, it was said, "from study and overwork," although later historians think that tuberculosis stomach cancer was the likely culprit (Ball…… [Read More]
Da Vinci and Michaelangelo
During the Renaissance, artists evolved many of the techniques which are now employed in creating works of art. There are many great artists who came out of this historical time period and while they have somewhat similar techniques and similar subject matters, they all have unique attributes as well. In this time, one of the biggest differences between artists of the Renaissance and ones that came before is the interest that artists had in the human body and the human form. Before this time, people were painted in a flat way, but Renaissance painters tried to make the people seem more realistic, which many were very successful in accomplishing this. Two of the artists in the Renaissance who are considered to be the best are Leonardo da Vinci and Michaelangelo. When looking at their most famous works, "The Mona Lisa" and "The Sistine Chapel Ceiling" respectively,…… [Read More]
"Sonnet 130" by Shakespeare and "Sonnet 23" by Louis Labe both talk about love, as so many sonnets do. Their respective techniques however, differentiate them from each other. Shakespeare uses a rhyme scheme that became known as Shakespearean rhyme scheme or English rhyme. He writes about love in a sarcastic manner though. He is mocking the traditional love poems and the usual expressive manner in which women are often compared to. It is ironic in a way because Shakespeare himself also uses the very techniques in his previous writing when he is writing from a man's point-of-view and describing a woman. But in this sonnet he uses the technique of mocking this exaggerated comparison. Usually women are compared to having skin as white as snow, however, in reality, Shakespeare points out, women don't really fit this description, "If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun."
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Culture and Advertising
The traditional meaning of culture refers to the way of life for a society or community. Culture comprises of beliefs, value, laws, ideas, and knowledge governing the living condition of individuals within the context of the society. In the contemporary world, this meaning of culture is losing its course. This is because of emergence of numerous components of culture in the modern world. These components include corporate culture, culture of journalism, and culture of poverty to mention a few. This trend shifts the definition of culture to describe the emotional context or setting and organizational character in relation to the word bearing the term culture. For instance, corporate culture describes the atmosphere or activities within the context of the corporate world. The way things happen within the context determines the meaning of culture. Advertisement involves the promotion of products or services with the aim of increasing consumer…… [Read More]
Albrecht Durer (1471 -- 1528
Albrecht Durer was born in Nurembourg on May 21, 1471. Albrecht Durer's father, Albrecht Durer the Elder was a famous goldsmith. In 1455, he travelled from Germany to Nurembourg and got married to Barbara Holper. Albert Durer was the third kid of his parents. He had eighteen siblings. Albert Durer's father was a really hard working man. He used to work eighteen hours a day that apparently shows that he had no extra time for his children, but he was a great father. He used to take time out to teach art to his son. He actually was Albert Durer's first art teacher.
As Albert's passion and skills for art started to polish, Abert and his brother developed a wish to study artistry at Nurnberg academy. But unfortunately, it was not possible for both of them to study in such a high…… [Read More]
Irony and Humor in French Literature
Delphine Perret's analysis of irony and humor is apparently well-founded and well-supported by famous literature. Due to obvious differences in the French and English notions of irony, Perret explored irony by returning to its roots. Starting "at square one" with definitions of "irony" from notable dictionaries, Perret then traces irony through historical eras and developments with the aid of such great thinkers as Socrates and Aristotle. Her exhaustive analysis results in clearly defined types of irony/humor, basic elements of the phenomenon and dimensions that are or should be present in that form of writing. The intelligence of Perret's examination is illustrated in two famous French plays of the 19th and 20th Century: "Ubu Roi" and "The ald Soprano." Though written by different playwrights in different centuries, both plays fully support Perret's analysis and findings regarding irony/humor.
a. Perret's Applicable Points
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Bharti Airtel is the world's fifth largest telecom company and it is famous for outsourcing everything except finance, marketing and sales. In the early days Bharti used to do all the business processes itself and it used to cost much more. Then they came up with the idea of outsourcing everything and just keep the departments of core competencies. And they kept marketing because in today's world every telecom company is providing the same services. The only difference between them is brand positioning that is how a product or a brand's image is in the consumer's mind. So, they made sure they pay specialized attention on that and for that they hired the famous Asian musician A. ehman for the special Airtel tune that attracted people and associated them with AirTel.
Airtel outsourced their IT processes to IBM, entire network operations to Ericsson and Siemens along with…… [Read More]
From a study of Gibson's work, we learn, too, that there is a marked difference between illustrators and those artists who pursue their own creative inklings, like Picasso, Renoir, and others. The skill and expertise of illustrating is reflected in a much different sense than is formal portraiture, and while, as we see in the oil of Gibson's daughter, the illustrator might imitate formal portraiture, the skill and expertise of the illustrator do not lend themselves to that illustrator in attempts to create formal portraiture.
This is not to suggest that Gibson was not a gifted artist, because he clearly was. However his work shows an untrained gift, and a gift that restricted by the commercialism of the era in which lived and worked. It would have been very interesting to see Gibson's gift explored with formal training or the influences of the great artists of his time.
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Women in Monasticism
Famous women in monasticism
In monasticism, the participation of women started very early and apart from the hermits who lived in the desert, there were women in ome who were living like in a monastic manner. One of the first such instances was Paula who founded with Jerome a double monastery in Bethlehem, as also Macrina in Cappadocia at nearly the same time. Even in recorded history, there are the records from Palladius from the 5th century saying that in the desert he encountered women in monastic lives. He had met a convent of 400 women led by a remarkable individual, Amma Talis which had been going on for 80 years. His records clearly state the freedom that these women seemed to have as also their generous hospitality. Another famous personality, Pachomius, who has founded the cenobitic monastery, had written down rules in the 3rd century BC,…… [Read More]
Women in 20th Century Canadian Society: Social Conventions and Change
20th century society placed Canadian women within restrictive conventions and norms. There was a very pronounced domestic expectation placed upon women that they would have jobs or careers, but only until they married. Once married, the expectation was that they would abandon their careers to be housewives, working within the domestic sphere of the home, cooking and cleaning and tending to the general needs of the family. During this period, the expectation was that the husband and father was the man of the house and the sole financial provider or “breadwinner” for the family. Given the narrowness of existence for these women, and how limited their choices were, their reactions to this type of domestic captivity were all very diverse. Some women responded to the limiting social conventions by conforming to the expectations placed upon them, while others made great…… [Read More]
In June, 1966he first appeared in Covent Garden in another Donizetti role, Tonio in la Fille du egiment and was so skilled at the difficult range of the role the press dubbed him the "King of the High C's" (Woodstra, Brennan and Schrott, iv; (Ah Mes Amis - Live at Covet Garden 1966).
He began recording and adding to his repetoire; 1969 opposite enata Scotto in I Lombardi, the rarely performed I Caputelti e I Montecchi, and a complete L'Elisir d'Amore with his now famous friend, Sutherland. On Feburary 17, 1972, Pavarotti made a stunning breakthrough at the Metropolitan Opera in La Fille, receiving 17 curtain calls and wild raves from both the crowd and critics; as well as doting praise from Mirella Freini (emembering Pavarotti; a Mes Amis - Live at the Met 1972).
From then on, Pavarotti was in demand as a world-class tenor. He was brought into…… [Read More]
" (Caplan, 1997) the primary item is stated to have been that of flowers and foliage and the color used would be "introduced sparingly through flowers." (Caplan, 1997) Flowers were natural and artificial and "appeared in sugar paste on the sides of the cake, and in a vase on top, often with foliage trailing down around the body of the cake and emphasizing the elevated overall effect." (Caplan, 1997) by the 1880's "the cult of whiteness had set in." (Caplan, 1997) All traces of color were eliminated from the cakes including the decorations and the foliage.
Charlsey, Simon (nd) Wedding Cakes and Cultural History. Taylor and Francis. Google ooks Online available at http://books.google.com/books?id=cDLkutg_8y4C&printsec=frontcover&dq=wedding+cake+history&lr=&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0#PPR1,M1
LaFleur, Jennifer (2008) Musician-handyman-baker Duff Goldman Doesn't Do Mundane Cakes. Life/Travel Food. Online available at http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/fea/taste/stories/DN-nf_aceofcakes_0109liv.ART.State.Edition1.378b788.html
Caplan, Patricia (1997) Food, Health, and Identity. Routledge 1997. Online Google ooks Available at http://books.google.com/books?id=QNo4iK0QRAC&dq=wedding+cake+history&lr=&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0
Colette Peters (nd) Colette's Cakes…… [Read More]
Because her career did not end when she could no longer perform, she is a model for lifelong achievement and growth as well. She chose her career, not because she wanted to be famous, but because she loved dancing for its own sake. This is a message for any young person about to embark on a career. Don't choose a job on the basis of what it pays.
Like Suzanne Farrell, choose what you love to do most, rather than a job that promises money and/or fame.
Often what we love doing the most appears in some form in childhood. Farrell, for example, loved to play dress-up with her sisters and put on shows when she was child -- an activity that led eventually to the ballet and stage.
She started taking ballet lessons when she was a child, but because she had never been exposed to ballet, she had…… [Read More]
Douglass asks, "Must I undertake to prove that the slave is a man? That point is conceded already. Nobody doubts it" (Douglass, 1852). However, this statement was simply not true; the humanity of blacks was a seriously debated point at that period of time. He repeats this phrase in two more phrases, "For the present it is enough to affirm the equal manhood of the Negro race" and "the manhood of the slave is conceded" (Douglass, 1852). Furthermore, he provides a significant amount of evidence that supports his proposition, but those statements only highlight his circular argument, because he always begins not with the proposition that a slave is human, but with the proposition that nobody doubts that slaves are human.
The third fallacy that Douglass employs is the appeal to belief. "Appeal to Belief is a fallacy that has this general pattern: Most people believe that a claim, X,…… [Read More]
Notable religious events and figures often serve as the inspiration and subject matter for great works of art across human history and across every culture. Events and notable figures from the Judeo-Christian Bible have inspired a great many of some of the most famous works of art in the Western world. Within the Bible, there are two primary sections: the Old Testament and the New Testament.
One of the many significant figures of the Old Testament is the man David, who was a simple boy who herded sheep, who ultimately led his people and others to triumph over a tyrant warrior, Goliath. David was a young man, armed with a slingshot and brought the vicious leader down. David was quite a popular figure artists depicted during the enaissance era in the arts, particularly in the area of sculpture. There are three most notable sculptures created in Florence during the…… [Read More]