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Big Jank
Big Jank
Big Jank The author of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" (often called "the Negro National Anthem"), James Weldon Johnson had a long career as a creative writer, black leader, teacher, lawyer, diplomat, and executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Through his writing he protested racial injustice, encouraged black achievement, and added immeasurably to the wealth of American literary art. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Johnson attended Atlanta Universi
The Spanish-American War
The Spanish-American War
The Spanish-American War During the last years of the nineteenth century, the United States would find itself involved in what John Jay, the American secretary of state, later referred to as a "splendid little war; begun with highest motives, carried on with magnificent intelligence and spirit, favored by that fortune which loves the brave." From an American standpoint, because there were few negative results, and so many significantly positive consequences, John Jay was correct in calling the S
Doctor Faustus' Death
Doctor Faustus' Death
Doctor Faustus\' Death Faustus died a death that few could bear to imagine, much less experience. After knowing for many years when exactly he would die, he reached the stroke of the hour of his destiny in a cowardly, horrid demeanor. Finally, when the devils appeared at the stroke of midnight, tearing at his flesh as they draw him into his eternal torment, he screams for mercy without a soul, not even God Himself, to help him. However, what to consider Doctor John Faustus from Christopher Marlo
Faustus
Faustus
Faustus "Out of ancient myth of the magician who sells his soul to the Devil for occult powers, Marlowe has fashioned a veritable fable of Renaissance man" (Source 5 113). The goal of any true renaissance man is to improve himself. This goal may border on heresy, as it leads to a man trying to occupy the same position as God. Lucifer commits this same basic sin to cause his own fall. To Doctor Faustus, this idea of sin is of no concern at the beginning of Christopher Marlowe\'s Doctor Faustus. F
General Synopsis Of Philosophy
General Synopsis Of Philosophy
General Synopsis Of Philosophy Machiavelli: Principality and Republic Among the most widely-read of the Renaissance thinkers was Niccolo Machiavelli, a Florentine politician who retired from public service to write at length on the skill required for successfully running the state. Impatient with abstract reflections on the way things ought to be, Machiavelli focussed on the way things are, illustrating his own intensely practical convictions with frequent examples from the historical record. Al
Political Effects of the Renaissance
Political Effects of the Renaissance
Political Effects of the Renaissance History has shown us how civilizations evolve over time. Broadly interpreted, the age of Diocletian marked a decisive stage in the transition from the classical, the Greco-Roman, civilization of the ancient Roman Empire to the Christian-Germanic civilization of the early Middle Ages. Similarly interpreted, the age of the Renaissance marked the transition from the civilization of the Middle Ages to the modern world(Ferguson 1). Therefore, the Renaissance is
Political Effects of the Renaissance
Political Effects of the Renaissance
Political Effects of the Renaissance History has shown us how civilizations evolve over time. Broadly interpreted, the age of Diocletian marked a decisive stage in the transition from the classical, the Greco-Roman, civilization of the ancient Roman Empire to the Christian-Germanic civilization of the early Middle Ages. Similarly interpreted, the age of the Renaissance marked the transition from the civilization of the Middle Ages to the modern world(Ferguson 1). Therefore, the Renaissance is
Counter Reformation
Counter Reformation
Counter Reformation In order to understand the Counter Reformation one must consider the political factors and motivators behind them as well as the belief factors when examining clashes with the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church during 16th century experienced a reformation that was both politically and belief driven. The Catholic Reformation also known as the Counter Reformation allowed the church to clearly define its position, eliminate unchristian practices and examine its role in world.
Christoper Marlow
Christoper Marlow
Christoper Marlow Christopher Marlow Christopher Marlowe was born on February 6, 1564 (Discovering Christopher Marlowe 2), in Canterbury, England, and baptized at St. George\'s Church on the 26th of the same month, exactly two months before William Shakespeare was baptized at Stratford-upon-Avon (Henderson 275). He was the eldest son of John Marlowe of the Shoemaker\'s Guild and Katherine Arthur, a Dover girl of yeoman stock (Henderson 275). Upon graduating King\'s School, Canterbury, he receive
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson Throughout the history of literature, it has often been said that "the poet is the poetry" (Tate, Reactionary 9); that a poet’s life and experiences greatly influence the style and the content of their writing, some more than others. Emily Dickinson is one of the most renowned poets of her time, recognized for the amount of genuine, emotional insight into life, death, and love she was able to show through her poetry. Many believe her lifestyle and solitude brought her to that poi
Humanism During The Renaissance
Humanism During The Renaissance
Humanism During The Renaissance Humanism During the Renaissance The Renaissance was an incredibly important turning point in Western Intellectual and Cultural Tradition. All of these changes centered around the idea of Humanism -- in which, people became less God Centered and more Human-centered. I have narrowed down these changes, and will discuss in detail, these changes in three major categories: Political, Education, and the Humanism of Arts. The major pollical changes of the Renaissance wer
Sam johnson
Sam johnson
sam johnson Born: September 18, 1709 in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England Died: December 13, 1784 in Bolt Court, England Nationality: British Occupation: Poet, Playwright, Journalist, Essayist, Critic Source: Concise Dictionary of British Literary Biography, Volume 2: Writers of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century, 1660-1789. Gale Research, 1992. Table of Contents Biographical Essay Further Readings Although Johnson\'s output of writing was enormous, only a relatively small amount of manuscri
Martin Luther
Martin Luther
Martin Luther The year 1483 certainly was not the best of times and arguably not the worst of times but it was a notable time in that the birth of one Martin Luther did occur and the re-birth of Christendom was not far away. Eisleben, Germany is noted as the birthplace of young Martin Luther just ten days into November. Germany at that time was a place of emperors, princes, princelings, nobles, lords and knights. A place once called the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. A place that had no
Who killed Romeo and Juliet
Who killed Romeo and Juliet
Who killed Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is a play by William Shakespeare. It takes place in Verona, Italy during the Renaissance. The play is about two rich families during a long feud. Their children, Romeo and Juliet, fall in love and eventually take their own lives. Unable to marry each other in the open, they marry secretly. They only have a little time before things go wrong, and they are separated for eternity. The people who caused Romeo¹s and Juliet¹s deaths are Capulet, Montague, a
Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance 17-04-04 "A heightened concern with artistic form and a concern for representing the social world are not at odds with one another. Indeed, new social forms require new forms of representation." Poets and writers associated with the Harlem Renaissance manage to both represent and contradict this statement, depending on the point at which we analyze them As a relatively new social caste they saw opportunities in modern forms of artistic expression like jazz or the blues, but th
Political Effects of the Renaissance
Political Effects of the Renaissance
Political Effects of the Renaissance History has shown us how civilizations evolve over time. Broadly interpreted, the age of Diocletian marked a decisive stage in the transition from the classical, the Greco-Roman, civilization of the ancient Roman Empire to the Christian-Germanic civilization of the early Middle Ages. Similarly interpreted, "the age of the Renaissance marked the transition from the civilization of the Middle Ages to the modern world"(Ferguson 1). Therefore, the Renaissance is
US Leadership and the AIDS Epidemic in Africa
US Leadership and the AIDS Epidemic in Africa
US Leadership and the AIDS Epidemic in Africa The end of the Cold War ushered in a new era in American Foreign Policy. With the United States coming out as the dominant world power some predicted that the world was heading for a new age of peace, an “integrated international system based on the principles of liberal democracy and free markets” (Brower and Chalk 1). The United States’ victory proved that these were the best models for government and general social structure. Yet, the past decade
Renaissance
Renaissance
Renaissance History has shown us how civilizations evolve over time. Broadly interpreted, the age of Diocletian marked a decisive stage in the transition from the classical, the Greco-Roman, civilization of the ancient Roman Empire to the Christian-Germanic civilization of the early Middle Ages. Similarly interpreted, "the age of the Renaissance marked the transition from the civilization of the Middle Ages to the modern world"(Ferguson 1). Therefore, the Renaissance is the beginning of the mode
Jason Polchinski
Jason Polchinski
Jason Polchinski The Reformation One of the greatest revolutions of all time was the Reformation, a conflict between Catholics and Protestants during the 16th and 17th century. The Reformation was a turning point during the Renaissance, a transition from old to modern times. Although most people during the Renaissance disagreed with Medieval ways and even poked fun at them, the rich Catholic Church still preserved many Medieval ways. People began to disagree with Church customs. In the late 1300
A Brief History of Clocks: From Thales to Ptolemy
A Brief History of Clocks: From Thales to Ptolemy
A Brief History of Clocks: From Thales to Ptolemy The clock is one of the most influential discoveries in the history of western science. The division of time into regular, predictable units is fundamental to the operation of society. Even in ancient times, humanity recognized the necessity of an orderly system of chronology. Hesiod, writing in the 8th century BC., used celestial bodies to indicate agricultural cycles: "When the Pleiads, Atlas' daughters, start to rise begin your harvest; plough
Tragedy In Drama
Tragedy In Drama
Tragedy In Drama Tragedy and Drama In a range of dramatic works from Agamemnon to Hamlet, one sees the range of development of the tragic form, from the earliest Greek to the later Shakespearean tragedies. There are two basic concepts of tragedy: the concept introduced by Aristotle in his Poetics, and the concept developed by Frederick Nietzsche in his The Birth of Tragedy. Many dramas can be reviewed to reveal the contrast between these two concepts of tragedy, and demonstrate the development o
G brooks
G brooks
g brooks Although she was born on 7 June 1917 in Topeka, Kansas--the first child of David and Keziah Brooks--Gwendolyn Brooks is a Chicagoan. The family moved to Chicago shortly after her birth, and despite her extensive travels and periods in some of the major universities of the country, she has remained associated with the city\'s South Side. What her strong family unit lacked in material wealth was made bearable by the wealth of human capital that resulted from warm interpersonal relationshi
Martin Luther
Martin Luther
Martin Luther The year 1483 certainly was not the best of times and arguably not the worst of times but it was a notable time in that the birth of one Martin Luther did occur and the re-birth of Christendom was not far away. Eisleben, Germany is noted as the birthplace of young Martin Luther just ten days into November. Germany at that time was a place of emperors, princes, princelings, nobles, lords and knights. A place once called the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. A place that had no
Cezanne and Pollock
Cezanne and Pollock
Cezanne and Pollock Explain Cézanne and Pollock’s contribution to Modernism by: Describing their new techniques/materials (practice) Innovation in concepts, theories and intentions Explore the significance of their work and the influence they had on other artists (support with critical and historical quotes/comments.) ‘I want to make of Impressionism something soled and durable, like the art of the museums’ Paul Cézanne ‘The source of my painting is the unconscious’ Jackson Pollock Modernism is
A Brief History of Clocks: Fro
A Brief History of Clocks: Fro
A Brief History of Clocks: Fro The clock is one of the most influential discoveries in the history of western science. The division of time into regular, predictable units is fundamental to the operation of society. Even in ancient times, humanity recognized the necessity of an orderly system of chronology. Hesiod, writing in the 8th century BC., used celestial bodies to indicate agricultural cycles: "When the Pleiads, Atlas' daughters, start to rise begin your harvest; plough when they go down"
Silas Marner
Silas Marner
Silas Marner Characterization George Elliot\'s Silas Marner tells a tale of basic human nature depicted through the words and actions of the characters. The characterization presented throughout Silas Marner is enhanced with the uses of point of view, human understanding, and literary devices. Using these techniques, she creates believable characters that develop along with the plot to create a story line that, not only seems real, but also appeals to the human senses of understanding and sympat
Analysis on ?We Real Cool? by Gwendolyn Brooks
Analysis on ?We Real Cool? by Gwendolyn Brooks
Analysis on ?We Real Cool? by Gwendolyn Brooks The poem "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks is a stream of the thoughts of poor inner city African-Americans who have adopted a hoodlum lifestyle. Though many can have different interpretations of this poem, it is fair to look at the life and career or the works and influences of Gwendolyn Brooks. The life and art of the black American poet, Gwendolyn Brooks, began on June 7, 1917 when she was born in Topeka, Kansas. She was the first child of Kezia
The History Of Arts And Crafts
The History Of Arts And Crafts
The History Of Arts And Crafts O The distinction between ‘Craft\' and ‘Design\' can be at times problematic explain what you understand these terms to mean, and illustrate their application in relationship to the work of one practitioner. The definition for craft is, the making of decorative or functional objects, generally by hand. Hand and power tools may be used, however, in making some craft items. The term crafts also refers to the objects made. The function of crafts is generally conce
Challenger
Challenger
Challenger Challenger It was a cold, crisp, and damp morning on the Florida Space Coast as the space shuttle Challenger raced through the sky at speeds approaching mach 2 at an altitude of 104,000 feet when something went perilously wrong. All of America watched, including the family members of the seven doomed crew members, as Challenger exploded into an expansive ball of fire, smoke and steam. An "Oh. . . no!" came as the crew�s final utterance from the shuttle as the orbiter broke-up. As th
Titian
Titian
Titian No one knows exactly when the Italian artist, Tiziano Vecellio, was born. Over the centuries, there has been a great deal of confusion concerning the date, due to a misprint in his biography by sixteenth century art historian, Girgio Vasari. Vasari recorded the date as 1480, but the progress of Tiziano Vecellio’s work, as well as other documented sources, announce his date of birth to be sometime between 1488 and 1490. (Magill 2310) The place of his birth was Pieve de Cadore, in the Alps
The Spanish-American War
The Spanish-American War
The Spanish-American War The Spanish-American War During the last years of the nineteenth century, the United States would find itself involved in what John Jay, the American secretary of state, later referred to as a "splendid little war; begun with highest motives, carried on with magnificent intelligence and spirit, favored by that fortune which loves the brave." From an American standpoint, because there were few negative results, and so many significantly positive consequences, John Jay was
Martin Luther
Martin Luther
Martin Luther The year 1483 certainly was not the best of times and arguably not the worst of times but it was a notable time in that the birth of one Martin Luther did occur and the re-birth of Christendom was not far away. Eisleben, Germany is noted as the birthplace of young Martin Luther just ten days into November. Germany at that time was a place of emperors, princes, princelings, nobles, lords and knights. A place once called the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. A place that had no
John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester lived from 1
John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester lived from 1
John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester lived from 1647 to 1680, and in just 33 years he managed to establish himself as A God-haunted atheist, woman hater, pornographer and raw poet. Though his poetry and satires were much admired and he had become a leading literary figure, he gradually sank into illness and depression and died young. John Wilmot, the Second Earl of Rochester was born in Ditchley, England to a Puritan mother and a father that had a high rank in the British Army. At twelve Young
Niccolo Machiavelli
Niccolo Machiavelli
Niccolo Machiavelli The Italian Renaissance is known for its birth of many notable philosophers, including the famous Niccolo Machiavelli. He is, without a doubt, one of the greatest political thinkers to have ever existed, and his ideas and beliefs have been an inspiration and motivation for many famous leaders. Although he has known to have been a positive influence on mankind, Machiavelli has also distinguished a bad reputation that has been unfairly given to him because of a misunderstanding
The Scene of the Screen Envisioning Cinematc and E
The Scene of the Screen Envisioning Cinematc and E
The Scene of the Screen Envisioning Cinematc and Electronic Presence This essay is published in Materialities of Communication., eds. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht and K. Ludwig Pfeiffer (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994): 83-106. A much shorter version also appeared in Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanties 10.1 (Fall 1990): 50-59, under the title "Toward a Phenomenology of Cinematic and Electronic Presence: The Scene of the Screen." It is used here with the permission of the author. It
Cyberspace and the American Dream: A Magna Carta f
Cyberspace and the American Dream: A Magna Carta f
Cyberspace and the American Dream: A Magna Carta for the Knowledge Age Cyberspace and the American Dream: A Magna Carta for the Knowledge Age This statement represents the cumulative wisdom and innovation of many dozens of people. It is based primarily on the thoughts of four "co-authors": Ms. Esther Dyson; Mr. George Gilder; Dr. George Keyworth; and Dr. Alvin Toffler. This release 1.2 has the final "imprimatur" of no one. In the spirit of the age: It is copyrighted solely for the purpose of pre
Constantinopolis
Constantinopolis
Constantinopolis Architecture, the practice of building design and its resulting products; customary usage refers only to those designs and structures that are culturally significant. Architecture is to building as literature is to the printed word. Vitruvius, a 1st-century BC Roman, wrote encyclopedically about architecture, and the English poet Sir Henry Wotton was quoting him in his charmingly phrased dictum: "Well building hath three conditions: Commoditie, Firmenes, and Delight." More prosa
The Spanish-American War
The Spanish-American War
:The Spanish-American War: During the last years of the nineteenth century, the United States would find itself involved in what John Jay, the American secretary of state, later referred to as a "splendid little war; begun with highest motives, carried on with magnificent intelligence and spirit, favored by that fortune which loves the brave." From an American standpoint, because there were few negative results, and so many significantly positive consequences, John Jay was correct in calling the
The harlem renaissance
The harlem renaissance
the harlem renaissance In 1917, the United States found itself buried in a conflict with many different nations. Labeled as World War I, the United States goal was to support the fight for democracy across the world. As the war progressed, there was a need to fulfill many jobs due to the labor shortages that the North had been experiencing. To be more exact, the North received a major labor blow, due to the large enlistment of men into the Army. The draft also helped to cripple the labor supply
Hawthorne?s Rappaccini?s Daughter
Hawthorne?s Rappaccini?s Daughter
Hawthorne?s "Rappaccini?s Daughter" A Renaissance Tale of Human Hubris On the Interrelationship of Setting, Theme and Characters in Nathaniel Hawthorne\'s Rappaccini\'s Daughter Contents Introduction.......................................................................................................................... 1 Argumentation...................................................................................................................... 2 1. The Fantastic Elements of the Setting..
Analysis on ?We Real Cool? by Gwendolyn Brooks
Analysis on ?We Real Cool? by Gwendolyn Brooks
Analysis on ?We Real Cool? by Gwendolyn Brooks The poem “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks is a stream of the thoughts of poor inner city African-Americans who have adopted a hoodlum lifestyle. Though many can have different interpretations of this poem, it is fair to look at the life and career or the works and influences of Gwendolyn Brooks. The life and art of the black American poet, Gwendolyn Brooks, began on June 7, 1917 when she was born in Topeka, Kansas. She was the first child of K
Political Effects of the Renaissance
Political Effects of the Renaissance
Political Effects of the Renaissance History has shown us how civilizations evolve over time. Broadly interpreted, the age of Diocletian marked a decisive stage in the transition from the classical, the Greco-Roman, civilization of the ancient Roman Empire to the Christian-Germanic civilization of the early Middle Ages. Similarly interpreted, "the age of the Renaissance marked the transition from the civilization of the Middle Ages to the modern world"(Ferguson 1). Therefore, the Renaissance is
Galileo
Galileo
galileo Hearing early in 1609 that a Dutch optician, named Lippershey, had produced an instrument by which the apparent size of remote objects was magnified, Galileo at once realized the principle by which such a result could alone be attained, and, after a single night devoted to consideration of the laws of refraction, he succeeded in constructing a telescope which magnified three times, its magnifying power being soon increased to thirty-two. This instrument being provided and turned towards
Picasso
Picasso
Picasso Pablo Picasso was one of the most interesting artists of his times, and by far was one of the most influential people in art history. Picasso was a man of many different abilities and attributes, which he contributed to the art community in numerous ways. First, Picasso was an extraordinary man for his sheer ability and length of his career as an artist. Also, early in Picasso’s life he was deemed a prodigy with the potential to be one of the greatest ever. After Pablo’s teen years he we
Nella Larsens Passing
Nella Larsens Passing
Nella Larsens Passing The Harlem Renaissance was a turning point for many African Americans. A vast amount of literature was created specifically for this group during this era. It was a period when the African American was in vogue and white thinkers and writers were devoting a considerable amount of attention to them (Taylor 91, 90). For the first time, African Americans were being told that it was okay to be proud of who they were. This new consciousness and self-awareness was prominent i
Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance 17-04-04 “A heightened concern with artistic form and a concern for representing the social world are not at odds with one another. Indeed, new social forms require new forms of representation.” Poets and writers associated with the Harlem Renaissance manage to both represent and contradict this statement, depending on the point at which we analyze them As a relatively new social caste they saw opportunities in modern forms of artistic expression like jazz or the blues, but th
Political Effects Of The Renaissance
Political Effects Of The Renaissance
Political Effects Of The Renaissance Political Effects of the Renaissance History has shown us how civilizations evolve over time. Broadly interpreted, the age of Diocletian marked a decisive stage in the transition from the classical, the Greco-Roman, civilization of the ancient Roman Empire to the Christian-Germanic civilization of the early Middle Ages. Similarly interpreted, "the age of the Renaissance marked the transition from the civilization of the Middle Ages to the modern world"(Fergus
The Use And Abuse Of History
The Use And Abuse Of History
The Use And Abuse Of History The Use and Abuse of History By Friedrich Nietzsche Forward \"Incidentally, I despise everything which merely instructs me without increasing or immediately enlivening my activity.\" These are Goethe\'s words. With them, as with a heartfelt expression of Ceterum censeo [I judge otherwise], our consideration of the worth and the worthlessness of history may begin. For this work is to set down why, in the spirit of Goethe\'s saying, we must seriously despise instructio
Maciavelli
Maciavelli
maciavelli The Italian Renaissance is known for its birth of many notable philosophers, including the famous Niccolo Machiavelli. He is, without a doubt, one of the greatest political thinkers to have ever existed, and his ideas and beliefs have been an inspiration and motivation for many famous leaders. Although he has known to have been a positive influence on mankind, Machiavelli has also distinguished a bad reputation that has been unfairly given to him because of a misunderstanding in his v
The Spanish-american War
The Spanish-american War
The Spanish-american War During the last years of the nineteenth century, the United States would find itself involved in what John Jay, the American secretary of state, later referred to as a splendid little war; begun with highest motives, carried on with magnificent intelligence and spirit, favored by that fortune which loves the brave. From an American standpoint, because there were few negative results, and so many significantly positive consequences, John Jay was correct in calling the Spa