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“On the day they were going to kill Santiago Nasar…” Litera2 A. Historical Context The book “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” was written by 1982 Nobel Prize Winner for Literature, Gabriel García Márquez, and was translated from Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. Editorial La Oveja Negra Ltda, Bogotá, originally published Chronicle of a Death Foretold in Columbia as Crónica de una muerte anunciada in December 1981. Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, also originally published the book in English in Great Britain
Franz Liszt Johannes Brahms Many composers have achieved greatness in the music world, but two in particular are very unique. Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms have stood the test of time as outstanding composers in many similar and different ways, in both their music and their lives. In each musician’s life, the music is not the only important aspect of his or her creation. Many composers and performers create music that is inspired by their lifestyles or past events, even the regions in which th
Greek Life It was a fine day, as I sat outside of my house on some of the rolling hills in Athens. I sat and pondered of worldly things, when I finally came to thinking of my own life. I was almost as inquisitive about my life as a complete stranger would be. It is a relatively simple life where most common men, as for me not being rich or poor, are usually quite modest, and most often times are made of stone, clay, and wood. My house is a mid-size house consisting of seven rooms. I have a kitch
Pop Culture WarsReligion The Role of Entertainment In American Life Mass Media In Society “Pop Culture Wars” As the title proudly blares, William Romanowski’s book is an informative look at pop culture and how it relates to American society. The book begins with a passionate story about a town’s love for their statue of the popular character “Rocky”, a down out boxer who makes it big. The town became enraged and crying freedom of speech rights when officials attempt to move the statue to a local
Savion Glover English Honors 9 December 20, 2002 Savion Glover is arguably one of the best tap dancers to grace the world of entertainment in decades. His unique style has stunned audiences for the past eighteen years and most likely will continue to do so for many years to come. It is incredibly humbling to think over the list of accomplishments that Savion has mastered in his mere thirty years. Although he has been taking the world of tap by storm for the past decade, he wouldn’t be known toda
URBAN, MIDDLE-CLASS TEENAGERS, IN THE DECADE OF THE ‘DOT’. INTRODUCTION- Welcome to the decade of the dot. That tiny bit of Internet grammar whose ubiquity in e-mail addresses and web URLs so neatly captures the giddying impact of technology on our lives at the century’s launch. Ten years ago, the Internet was little more than a cyberspace wilderness traversed by nerds, while the Web was an obscure tool unknown to all but a handful of researchers. Today, the Internet is a more potent medium than
African Immersion Series Critique # 2 On the night of Saturday, March sixth, in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, six men emerged on stage in tribal African robes and engaged the audience with music from the Fulani people of West Africa. The concert was the culminating event of the African Immersion series that took place on the Middlebury College campus during the month of February. About 100 community members, including Middlebury students and faculty, enjoyed an hour of distinctive Fulani
File Sharing…Simply No Right Answer 2/3/04 English Comp 102 Essay 2 Over the past few years the concept of file sharing has exploded into not only popularity, but also into controversy as record labels started to experience a decline in their sales. I download songs almost everyday, and it never crosses my mind that it is illegal, or that I would ever consider an alternative to the way that I do it now. It is simply that it is the way I’ve grown up; I discovered the first popular program that al
Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians Steve Reich is a leading pioneer of Minimalism. Though he creates such detailed work that could place him among the elite composers of his time, he expressed his struggles as an artist. One of his major works, which he believes to be one of his best, was Music for 18 Musicians. This piece was a landmark for Steve Reich because of its simplistic instrumentation, structure and colors produced. Many non-musicians as well as musicians enjoy listening to Music fo
The Renaissance Era Historical Events 1500 – 1600: DL: African Slaves are taken across the Atlantic to work on sugar plantations – 1510. ED : University of Valencia founded – 1500 RP : Ahmed ad Mansur leads Moroccans into a battle against the Songhai – 1500 VA : Nuts and Bolts are first used in Europe – 1550’s. M : William Shakespeare is born – 1564. PH : Elizabeth I begins her reign as Queen of England – 1588. ST : The First toilet is invented – 1589. LT: Sir Walter Raleigh born - 1552 PH : Pol
Adrienne Clarkson Citizen Handbook #3 Adrienne Clarkson was born in Hong Kong, 1939. During the war in 1942, she came with her family to Canada as a refugee and grew up in Ottawa, Ontario. She attended Lisgar Collegiate, and later on Trinity College. Lastly, she attended the University of Toronto on a scholarship where she became head of her class. She got her Masters of Arts degree for English in 1962. She also went to France and did her post-graduate work at La Sorbonne, Paris. Her first occup
What brought Hitler to power Adolf Hitler did not live a very long life, but during his time he caused such a great deal of death and destruction that his actions still have an effect on the world nearly 50 years later. People ask what could've happen to this small sickly boy during his childhood that would've led him do such horrible things? For Adolf it might have been society, rejection from his father, failure as an artist or was he born to hate? Adolf was born in Braunau, Austria in 1889.
The Ideals Of Instrumental Music At one point in the study of the Romantic period of music, we come upon the first of several apparently opposing conditions that plague all attempts to grasp the meaning of Romantic as applied to the music of the 19th century. This opposition involved the relation between music and words. If instrumental music is the perfect Romantic art, why is it acknowledged that the great masters of the symphony, the highest form of instrumental music, were not Romantic compo
A Study of a Dionysiac Sarcophagus In the Los Angeles County Art Museum A man dies. He winds his way down into the underworld to reach the banks of the river Acheron where he meets the ferryman Charon. He takes a coin from his mouth to pay the toll across. On the opposite bank he is greeted by a Maenad or perhaps Bacchus himself who offers him a kylix of wine. Drinking deep, the man is transformed and resurrected from death to a higher plane. Instead of living a miserable dream in the underworld
Audrey Flack Audrey Flack, born in 1931 in New York City, grew up knowing as a child she wanted to be an artist. Although Flack's family did not share her enthusiasm for her dream, she attended the High School of Music and Art in New York. Here her promising future as an artist was beginning to unfold, and she received the St. Gaudens medal. Upon graduating from Cooper Union as the top student, Josef Albers lobbied and persuaded her to attend Yale university's fine arts program. In 1952 from Yal
Among the influential composers of classical music, there have been few who have contributed so much in both talent, creativity, and style as Joseph Haydn and Ludwig Van Beethoven. Both extremely talented in the art of classical composition, Haydn and Beethoven placed their heart, soul and ingenuity in their music as is clearly illustrated in Haydn’s The Creation and Beethoven’s The Creatures of Prometheus. Both composers display sheer genius in their very effective ways of displaying complex th
Among the influential composers of classical music, there have been few who have contributed so much in both talent, creativity, and style as Joseph Haydn and Ludwig Van Beethoven. Both extremely talented in the art of classical composition, Haydn and Beethoven placed their heart, soul and ingenuity in their music as is clearly illustrated in Haydn’s The Creation and Beethoven’s The Creatures of Prometheus. Both composers display sheer genius in their very effective ways of displaying complex th
PAUL McCARTNEY, SIX FEET UNDER? I read the news today, oh boy, about a lucky man who made the grade...he blew his mind out in a car. He didn't notice that the lights had changed.(the Beatles, 1967) These lyrics proved to fans that Paul McCartney had indeed died in a tragic auto accident in late 1966. Some people were skeptical about the explanation, but upon investigating the album covers and the lyrics of the Beatles' songs, the story seems to make sense. Some of the lyrics have to be a twisted
CONTENT ON THE INTERNET: FREE OR FETTERED? Focus: This paper examines the nature of the problem caused by potentially offensive material on the Internet and summarizes current efforts to regulate content, along with reactions to those efforts. 1. Introduction: what is the problem? Earlier last year, anyone could have been forgiven for believing that the world had just discovered the Internet, and that it had, in the process, concluded that the Internet was awash with pornographic images, drugs i
Overview Born : March 24, 1919 Birthplace : Yonkers, New York Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet, innovator, and publisher, received his M.A. from Columbia University in 1948 and his doctorate from the Sorbonne in 1950. Ferlinghettti spent 1941to 1945 in the U.S. Navy, serving as a command officer during the Normandy invasion. After the war, Ferlinghetti worked for Time magazine in the mail room. He eventually left this "tedious dead-end job" to attend Columbia in pursuit of his literary career. Inspire
For Art’s Sake For an artist, whether he is a painter or a sculptor, art is an effective medium for him to express his innermost sentiments, very similar to how one’s handwriting is often used to interpret the character of an individual. Art allows the artist to unleash his creativity, which is fueled by his passions and his environment. Often, an artist’s work is a personal interpretation of the pulse or character of his period. Sometimes, his works are so great that it captures the spirit of t
Walt Diney's name is known worldwide. Most people have seen one of his films. However, few people know what he was like as a person. I would like to introduce him to you in my paper. I hope that after reading this you will better know the man behind the movies. Walt Disney knew at a very young age that he wanted to be an artist. He was born in Chicago on December 5, 1901. When he was five his family moved to Marceline, Missouri. He lived on a farm with his parents Flora and Elias, his older bro
Culture, and Arts of Argentina Argentina is a nation with a vivid Spanish heritage, soundly affected since the 19th century by European, prominently Italian, immigration. A blithesome interest is maintained in the nation’s history, particularly as symbolized by the Gaucho or cowboy. Europeans also shaped literature in Argentina. In the fine arts, an example to be emulated has been France; only in folk art has there been crucial influence from Native America cultures. Any Literature in Latin Ame
Communication arts Essay Usually, when you know something is going to be a big success, you go for it, try your best. Not this time. At a Beck concert, everything was a big mess! It was a concert that was filled, almost all the tickets were sold. For what-ever reason that the band had, it was a really big "screw up". The problem wasn't the singing, or music playing, it was the childish behavior! Out of curiosity, who would turn a concert, that was filled with people, and planning to be a big su
BIOGRAPHY: HELEN KELLER (1880-1968) Early life Helen Adams Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, on June 27, 1880. She was the daughter of newspaper editor Captain Arthur Keller and his wife, Kate Adams Keller. At the age of 19 months, Helen was struck with a severe illness (called "brain fever" at the time, it may have been scarlet fever) which left her both blind and deaf. Her deafness made it difficult to learn to speak. She invented 60 of her own signs in order to communicate with her fami
Throughout American history, each generation has sought to individualize itself from all others preceding it. Decades of American history can be separated to represent a distinctive set of values, culture, and political ideals. The 1960's was a decade caught between euphoric, idealistic beginnings and a discordant, violent climax. The music of this time period produced a strong counterculture which sought to influence America in a way never before experienced. The songs were the backbone of thi
In November 1997 at Owensboro River Parks Center of Arts performed a show sponsored by the Mexican government called the "Ballet Gran Folklorico De Mexico." This show featured talented singers, dancers, musicians, and actors. This performance tradition was based on the history of Mexico. Arts taken from ancient Aztec and Inca rituals to modern Mariachi. At the show they started by introducing them as a group and began there series of plays. They did this without introducing each skit as it went
In November 1997 at Owensboro River Parks Center of Arts performed a show sponsored by the Mexican government called the "Ballet Gran Folklorico De Mexico." This show featured talented singers, dancers, musicians, and actors. This performance tradition was based on the history of Mexico. Arts taken from ancient Aztec and Inca rituals to modern Mariachi. At the show they started by introducing them as a group and began there series of plays. They did this without introducing each skit as it went
MEXICO Mexico, officially the United States of Mexico, is a huge country rich in cultural diversity where the past plays an important role in shaping the present day development. When “discovered” Mexico was home to 10 million people living in highly disciplined and organized societies. The native civilization became the foundation upon which the colonial empire was built. Mexico endured 300 years of colonial domination and has historically been exploited in one form or another by foreign power
Cailen Waddell Mr. Cutchins Adv. US History 12/14/98 Throughout time music has been a form of communication between people of all ages. Franklin County, PA and Augusta County, VA were no exception. The musical community thrived in these two counties giving a number of public performances. Before the war musical performances were local social gatherings for townspeople. During the war, these events took on a function in addition to entertainment. They became fundraisers to support the soldiers a
“There are few certainties about the percussion family. No one can say how many instruments it contains; few have agreed on playing techniques; and few could name one orchestral piece specifically written with percussion in mind. However, one thing is certain, percussion has been shown over time that it is not merely a matter of beating out rhythm (“History of Percussion” 1). The family of percussion instruments is the first musical instrumentation introduced to the world. To this date there ar
The arts should be a part of school curriculum. It is essential to our children because it increases their ability to communicate and is a common method of communication for cultures worldwide. All over the news, people hear about how many school districts are attempting to eliminate the teaching of the arts from the schools. These include music, art, theater, and orchestral classes. Many districts believe that an education can be provided by concentrating on the basic academic courses other th
When I began to look at the relationship between Chris Marker’s film, La Jetee, and Roland Barthes’s book, Camera Lucida, I was thinking only about their most obvious link: photography. The more I looked, though, the more Marker and Barthes seemed to have in common. It was almost uncanny. Some things had to be twisted a little, but the strangest sort of interplay between the two works seemed to be happening, and it felt as if I were the first to discover it. For example, the first lines in the
Since the dawn of Christianity, followers of the faith have sought salvation and redemption from God. Unlike these believers, Henrich Schutz (1585-1672) a composer during the Boroque period did not ask for redemption through his music. This is shown in the composition of a polychoral motet, Schutz’s Schwanengesang, or the Swan Song. Schutz’s life was full of unfortunate events. As a child, he was pressured throughout school to become well educated. He was successful in fulfilling this request t
1 Adolf Hitler "In any accounting of the millennium's monsters, first place must go to the ruler who made genocide a multinational industry-Adolf Hitler. The scale of enterprise boggles the mind: freight trains carrying Jews to human stockyards from across Nazi-occupied Europe; victims worked to death, shot, or gassed; corpses incinerated or processed into soap; gold teeth harvested for the coffers of the Reich" (Time 123). How and why Adolf Hitler became the man that changed the meaning of sla
0/98 HONDURAS Western Honduras was at the edge of the great Maya civilization during the 1st millennium AD, and the ruins at Copán show the advanced stage of the country's population. The Maya were in decline by the time Christopher Columbus reached their shores on his fourth voyage in 1502. The native population was wiped out by the Spanish conquest and by the European diseases but the number of Spanish settlers was small and included few women. The natives and the Spanish mixed together and m
Isadora Duncan was an American dancer, whose creation of an expressive dance style based on the ancient Greeks laid the foundations for the modern dancers of the twentieth century. Isadora Duncan was born Dora Angela Duncan in Sanfrancisco, California, 1877. Isadora's parents were divorced shortly after her birth, and her poor but romantic mother filled her children with the sounds of music and notions of uncoventuality. Isadora showed an early talent for dance and left school at the age of ten
Chile Chile is a republic in southwestern South America, bounded on the north by Peru, on the east by Bolivia and Argentina, and on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean. It has an extreme northern-southern length of about 2650 mi, but its average width is less than 110 mi, making it the longest island. Archipelagoes extend along the southern Chilean coast from Chiloé Island to Cape Horn, the southernmost point of the South American continent. Among these are the Chonos Archipelago, Wellingto
When one thinks of Hitler, one usually thinks of all the innocent people that he ordered to be slaughtered. Over six million Jews were killed on his command. When one thinks about Hitler, one probably doesn’t think about his childhood. Hitler had a very rough and harsh upbringing. His father was a drunk, and he moved a lot when he was a child. Not many people thought Hitler would amount to anything. He was lonely. He thought that all of the Jewish people had nice houses, food and slept in comfo
Pythagoras (fl. 530 BCE) must have been one of the world's greatest men, but he wrote nothing, and it is hard to say how much of the doctrine we know as Pythagorean is due to the founder of the society and how much is later development. It is also hard to say how much of what we are told about the life of Pythagoras is trustworthy; for a mass of legend gathered around his name at an early date. Sometimes he is represented as a man of science, and sometimes as a preacher of mystic doctrines, and
Japan Within the country of Japan lies many distinct aspects to the ways of human life. Some of these aspects of Japanese life are found only in Japan and others are found elsewhere around the globe. The Japanese people use many different ways of life and put them together to what works best for them. This can be found in all forms within Japan. Japanese culture comes from early contacts with the early civilizations of China and Korea. Influences of ancient China are found in Japanese literatur
The European Renaissance The Renaissance was a period of European history, considered by modern scholars as that between 1300 and 1600. Many dramatic changes happened during the Renaissance. The Renaissance was a period of new inventions and beliefs. The Renaissance was drastically different from the Middle Ages. During the Middle Ages the church held most of the power and its economy was agriculturally based. Exploration and learning was almost put to a stop. During the Renaissance society was
Romanticism Romanticism began in the mid-18th century and reached its height in the 19th century. It was limited to Europe and America although different compatriots donated to its birth and popularity. Romanticism as a movement declined in the late 19th century and early 20th century with the growing dominance of Realism in the arts and the rapid advancement of science and technology. However, Romanticism was very impressionative on most individuals during its time. This was because it was exp
The Sound of Rock The first Marshall guitar amplifier Thoughts of music stir emotion from the depths of our being. The impact of music is both universal and omnipotent. There is not an era in the history of man where music is not present. Poets, painters, and even political theorists use musical terms such as "harmony" and "rhythm" to describe their world. This impact signifies music's importance to man. Each era of history, each stage of man, has its own musical ideas and methods. In modern ti
Alexander the Great Alexander was born on or around July 20, 356 B.C. to Philip and Olympias. Like all Macedonians, Alexander liked his liquor. His fondness for wine also caused some of his outbursts of rage. Alexander liked drama, the flute and the lyre, poetry and hunting. What he truly wanted in his life was glory and valor, rather than easy living and riches. To say the least, Alexander matured early. A famous anecdote describes Alexander skillfully receiving Persian envoys in Philip's cour
Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-1492) Ruler of Florence Unofficial ruler of republican Florence during the Renaissance period, who was a poet, diplomatist, and celebrated patron of the arts. Lorenzo de' Medici was born on January 1, 1449, in Florence, an independent Italian city-state republic famous then as now for its artistic and intellectual achievements during what scholars call the Italian Renaissance. After 1434, his grandfather Cosimo had established the Medici family's dominant position withi
The Meaning Beyond Art is defined as being a skill applied to painting, music, and poetry. The words that are written describing art have a purpose and a meaning but, through the words of Jarrell, Williams, and Auden words mean much more than a description. These poems show how words are more than mere descriptions, they are symbols. Randall Jarrell is analyzed as “The one living poet who has written good poems that ordinary readers like without any trouble and understand without any trouble...
Throughout history, certain people have had a great impact on the world around them, an impact that affects events hundreds of years in the future. Often, these people are remembered by their accomplishments and are praised for their unparalleled success. Two such people, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Hildegard of Bingen, were particularly significant during the Middle Ages. Eleanor of Aquitaine, granddaughter of William IX of Aquitaine, was greatly important to the people of her time. At a young ag
NEW ATLANTIS WE sailed from Peru, where we had continued by the space of one whole year, for China and Japan, by the South Sea, taking with us victuals for twelve months; and had good winds from the east, though soft and weak, for five months' space and more. But then the wind came about, and settled in the west for many days, so as we could make little or no way, and were sometimes in purpose to turn back. But then again there arose strong and great winds from the south, with a point east; whi
The Renaissance period had a great impact in many areas. One of the most obvious areas to see is in the Renaissance art. Renaissance art was something new to everyone at the time and varied from previous art in many ways. Renaissance art and Medieval art for example had many differences. In order to see a difference between these two different styles of art, characteristics of each must first be given. The first to be discussed will be the Renaissance. The Italian Renaissance was called the beg