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Introduction to the Visual Arts
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Introduction to the Visual Arts Throughout history art has played an intricate role in society's perception of life. Art is used as form of expressionism be it physical or emotional, religious or the mockery of religion. The birth of new artistic eras were due to the technological advancements of the world. Below are a few examples of works of art that from different era in our humanity. Francisco de Stefano's, named Pesellino during the renaissance, A Miracle of Saint Silvester is a scene repr
In Nathaniel Hawthornes The Scarlet Letter Hester Prynnes scarlet toke
In Nathaniel Hawthornes The Scarlet Letter Hester Prynnes scarlet toke
In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne’s scarlet token liberates her more than it punishes her. First of all, Hester’s soul is freed by her admission of her crime; by enduring her earthly punishment, Hester is assured of a place in the heavens. Also, though her appearance is much hampered by the scarlet letter, her mind is freed by it, that an intellectual passion rises from her isolation and suffering. Finally, it defines her identity, for the letter makes Hester the woman
Nathaniel Hawthorn started writing The Scarlet Letter in 1847 and it w
Nathaniel Hawthorn started writing The Scarlet Letter in 1847 and it w
Nathaniel Hawthorn started writing The Scarlet Letter in 1847 and it was published in 1850. The Scarlet Letter is recognize by many critics as being one of the greatest of American novels.1 Hawthorn created his own individual style of romance, a style of writing. His own individual style of writing is now called Hawthorn's Theory of Romance. His theory of Romance is emphasized in The Scarlet Letter in many different ways. The techniques Hawthorn used in The Scarlet Letter are basically
The white-haired doctor with the blood-stained coat and pants smiled m
The white-haired doctor with the blood-stained coat and pants smiled m
The white-haired doctor with the blood-stained coat and pants smiled maliciously as he brought the razor to his waiting patient's face. Now please answer me honestly this time, Mr. Beckett, he said. I have been in this profession for over thirteen years, and I take pleasure in receiving input from clients. It helps me to know what hurts and what does not. Kind of keeps me ahead of the competition, I guess you could say. His patient nodded solemn acquiescence, shutting his eyes hard and biti
Introduction to the Accident
Introduction to the Accident
Introduction to the Accident It was a clear sunny day at Kennedy Space Center in Florida with a temperature of 36 degrees which was 15 degrees cooler than NASA has ever sent a shuttle to space. Aboard the space shuttle was a civilian school teacher which made the Challenger such a publicized event. After being delayed five times from bad weather the Challenger was schueled to be launched at 11:38 AM Eastern Standard time on January 28, 1986. Seventy-three seconds after leaving the launch pad 39B
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter Chapter 1 A prison door is surrounded by a group of Puritan settlers. They are dressed in dark, simple clothing, and wear serious expressions. Just to the side of the door is a single wild rose bush, covered with flowers because it is June, rose season: [O]n one side of the portal, and rooted almost at the threshold, was a wild rose-bush, covered, in this month of June, with its delicate gems, which might be imagined to offer their fragrance and fragile beauty to the prisoner
Slaughterhouse Five
Slaughterhouse Five
Slaughterhouse Five Chapter 1 Summary It is so short and jumbled and jangled … because there is nothing intelligent to say about a massacre. Vonnegut writes in his own voice, introducing his experience of the firebombing of Dresden, in eastern Germany, during World War II while he was a prisoner of war and his attempt for many years to complete a book on the subject. He begins with the claim that most of what follows is true, particularly the parts about war. With funding from the Guggenheim Fou
PHONE BOOTH SYPNOSIS
PHONE BOOTH SYPNOSIS
PHONE BOOTH SYPNOSIS Red-hot superstar Colin Farrell ( Daredevil, The Recruit ) toplines the thriller PHONE BOOTH, from director Joel Schumacher. A phone call can change your life, but for one man it can also end it. Set entirely within and around the confines of a New York City phone booth, PHONE BOOTH follows Stu Shepard (Colin Farrell), a low-rent media consultant who is trapped after being told by a caller - a serial killer with a sniper rifle - that he'll be shot dead if he hangs up. What d
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using a computer. Picture and subject manipulations have been a part of photography since it was first invented. But because of computer technology, digital manipulations are relatively easy to accomplish, hard to detect and perhaps more alarming, alter the original image so that checking the authenticity of the picture is impossible. Some critics have predicted that in a few years, images -- whether still or moving -- will not be
There are many mysteries that question the mind but none that can comp
There are many mysteries that question the mind but none that can comp
There are many mysteries that question the mind, but none that can compare to the intrigue in the supernatural. Ghosts, goblins, poltergeists, Death Omens, curses, unexplainable phenomena, and hauntings; mysteries of the paranormal could go on and on. There are centuries of ghost stories and tales that have been passed down from generation to generation. From the Bermuda Triangle mysteries, phantoms of the ocean, ships, and glowing ghosts of little boys, to the curse of James' Deans' car, The L
Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F Scott Fi
Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F Scott Fi
Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. If something in life hurts you, he said, you should use it in your writing. In A Farewell to Arms Hemingway followed his own advice. The painful experiences of his own life that, consciously and unconsciously, he placed in this novel help make it a major artistic achievement. The first of these experiences was a physical hurt that occurred on July 8, 1918. On this date, two weeks shy of his nineteenth birthday, H
Have you ever wonderedwhy water sometimes appears blue and sometimes g
Have you ever wonderedwhy water sometimes appears blue and sometimes g
Have you ever wondered….why water sometimes appears blue and sometimes green? Why lobsters change colour when you cook them? Why the colours of a soap bubble shift and change colour with the breeze? Why the sky is blue, why the grass green and why the robin has a red breast? It is often thought that the brightest colours can only come from artificial chemicals or ingredients. But the truly brightest of all colours can be seen in nature. In the animals, the land and the sky. The first example of
Festivals and Holidays of India
Festivals and Holidays of India
Festivals and Holidays of India There are many holidays and festivals in India. In my report I will explain what the holidays of Holi, Diwali, Dussera, and Basanto commemorate. I will give details about their dates and customs. ****************************** Holi: The Fire Festival The Hindu Fire Festival, called Holi or Basaat is celebrated in India on the fifteenth day of the Light Half of the Moon, in the Hindu month of Phalguna (March). Holi is a spring festival for Hindus. It is celebrated
Fusion
Fusion
Fusion For centuries, humankind has looked at the stars, and for just as many years humankind has tried to explain the existence of those very same stars. Were they holes in an enormous canvas that covered the earth? Were they fire-flies that could only be seen when the Apollo had parked his chariot for the night? There seemed to be as many explanations for the stars as there were stars themselves. Then one day an individual named Galileo Galilei made an astounding discovery: the stars were repl
Suicide in Las Vega
Suicide in Las Vega
Suicide in Las Vega Hell is expensive. This is my first thought as my plane lands in Las Vegas. The Luxor hotel's glass pyramid seems dangerously close to the runway's edge, as do its chocolate-and-gold sphinx and rows of shaved palms. I wonder if these rooms tremble when jets land. Behind the Luxor are mountains kissed by dust the hue of bone; to its left lies the Strip, where color is so bright it looks like it has died, rotted, and come back as a poisonous flower. I have been forewarned. Firs
Tribute To Matt Stone
Tribute To Matt Stone
Tribute To Matt Stone Episode 201 - Not Without My Anus Icons provided by Christopher Pirillo at Just South of South Park AdvertFXApplet provided by Secret Sid South Park Announcer: Since the last South Park you've waited four long weeks to find out who the father of Eric Cartman is. Now, finally, the shocking truth about Cartman's lineage will not be seen tonight so we can bring you the following special presentation. [Honk] HBC Announcer: Now, get ready for Canada's hottest action stars. Terra
Bioluminescence In Fungi
Bioluminescence In Fungi
Bioluminescence In Fungi Bioluminescence in Fungi INTRODUCTION What is Bioluminescence? The current paper main focus is on bioluminescent Fungi but the basic features of bioluminescence discussed are common to all bioluminescent organisms. Bioluminescence is simply light created by living organisms. Probably the most commonly known example of bioluminescence by North Americans is the firefly, which lights its abdomen during its mating season to communicate with potential mates. This bioluminesce
Anthony Cortez
Anthony Cortez
Anthony Cortez English Period 6 4/3/04 Extra Credit The Columbine Massacre By: Anthony Cortez On April 20, 1999 two teenagers entered their newly revamped Littleton, Colorado high school armed to the tee with shotguns, a Tec-D9, a Carbine assault rifle, and dozens of home-made bombs. With minds full of hate, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold engaged in the most deadly U.S school shooting of all time. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were two kids with normal troubles. They weren't accepted by most stu
Heidi Darling
Heidi Darling
Heidi Darling English 101/Thurs. 5:30pm 9/5/02 12 Hours in Hell I had grand expectations as summer began. This was the year; it was the perfect time to go on a camping trip. My husband and I had camped one night on our honeymoon in Tahoe fourteen years ago. We'd gone once or twice when Jeremy was our only child, and we even tried once when Blake, our second child, was small. That was a nightmare. Since then we've had too many babies, one after another, to make camping possible or at all enjoyab
Exhausted Kendra leaned back against the tree The quiet of the night s
Exhausted Kendra leaned back against the tree The quiet of the night s
Exhausted, Kendra leaned back against the tree. The quiet of the night surrounded her, and in the distance she could see a small orange glow here and there of fires set by those who had been forced to leave their homes and set up camp in this park. She closed her eyes, rested her arms on her knees, and put her head down on her arms, cushioned by the sweatshirt she wore. The sweatshirt smelled of fresh air and smoke. She pulled the sleeves down over her cold hands. She sat like that for a while,
The great advantage of having an ancestry like that of a mongrel dog
The great advantage of having an ancestry like that of a mongrel dog
The great advantage of having an ancestry like that of a mongrel dog is I have so many ancestral homes to go home to. UNDER THE SPELL A travel tale by Danny O’brien We caught the ferry from Le Havre, France to Ireland, land of my ancestors. Every since I was a wee lad, my mind has been used as a canvas by every Irishman who has been displaced from the Emerald Isle. A picture of quaintness bordering upon myth. Cute I thought it would be, but never as much as the tourist hype I had read. I donn
Greenwood Furnace State Park
Greenwood Furnace State Park
Greenwood Furnace State Park Greenwood Furnace State Park was not always a state park. It was once a company town. Norris, Rawl and Co. had bought an iron company in New Jersey and they needed a constant supply of iron. A location with iron ore, limestone, water and trees was found in upper Huntington County. On July 5th 1834 Greenwood Furnace started pumping out nearly 1,200 tons of iron per day for the next 70 years. By 1842, a gristmill was added and the present recreational lake was built t
SCHINDLER'S LIST
SCHINDLER'S LIST
SCHINDLER'S LIST Date of publication: 12/15/1993 For cast, rating and other information, (click here) By Roger Ebert Oskar Schindler would have been an easier man to understand if he'd been a conventional hero, fighting for his beliefs. The fact that he was flawed - a drinker, a gambler, a womanizer, driven by greed and a lust for high living - makes his life an enigma. Here is a man who saw his chance at the beginning of World War II and moved to Nazi-occupied Poland to open a factory and emplo
Shelley was a typical teenager growing up in a quiet neighborhood in a
Shelley was a typical teenager growing up in a quiet neighborhood in a
Shelley was a typical teenager, growing up in a quiet neighborhood, in a small town. Everyone basically knew everything about everyone. She attended the local school, Washington Senior High School, and was a top student there. She excelled at her academics and still made time to enjoy extracurricular activities such as volleyball, basketball and track. She had a close knit group of friends that she did everything with. She was also very seriously involved with a guy, Dustin, who worshipped the
Definitions and Examples of Poetry Words
Definitions and Examples of Poetry Words
Definitions and Examples of Poetry Words Imagery: figurative language. Example: It was a dark, cloudy day. Metaphor: one thing is spoken as if it were another. Example: The entire world is a stage. Onomatopoeia: words for imitating sounds. Example: smack, bang, pow, etc. Personification: giving human traits to things that do not normally possess them. Example: The tree talked to me. Realism: the picturing of people and things as they really are. Example: The Adventurers of Huckleberry Finn is r
A Tale Of Two Cities Notes
A Tale Of Two Cities Notes
A Tale Of Two Cities Notes A Tale of Two Cities - Book I (Chapters 1 - 4) Summary It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness . . . Dickens begins A Tale of Two Cities with this famous sentence. It describes the spirit of the era in which this novel takes place. This era is the latter part of the 1700s - a time when relations between Britain and France were strained, America declared its independence, and the peasants of France beg
Hero Essay
Hero Essay
Hero Essay As a person grows so do the things they hold dear to themselves and the things they look up to. Heroes take many forms when we are children, from the comic book superhero to the imaginary friend. As we grow from children to young adults our heroes change to those more tangible, movie stars or athletes. When we reach adulthood, the definition of hero becomes clear and our heroes become those that we love and can look up to. It took me a while to realize it but my hero is an 83 year old
Mirror Dance
Mirror Dance
Mirror Dance Mirror Dance There are some paintings that simply capture the essence of life within their still frames such as the painting of the Mirror Dance in R.A. Salvatore’s novel Crystal Shard. The painting depicts two characters set in a darkened background. The faint light of the moon casts shadows down upon the grassy floor on which the sylvan warrior and human assassin battle. The glimmer of the moon reflects upon a small, nearby pool of water. A silver sparkle in the distance marks t
My Antonia
My Antonia
My Antonia My Antonia by Willa Cather Author: Willa Sibert Cather, Nebraska's most noted author was born in Virginia. At the age of ten she moved with her family to Webster County, Nebraska. Many of Cather's acquaintances and Red Cloud area scenes can be recognized in her writings. Cather wrote poetry, short stories, essays and novels, winning many awards. In 1920 she won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel One of Ours, about a Nebraska farm boy who went off to World War I. Willa Cather's reputatio
Is Birth Control The Solution To Teen Sex
Is Birth Control The Solution To Teen Sex
Is Birth Control The Solution To Teen Sex? Since the 1970's, sexually transmitted diseases(STDs), unintended pregnancies, and other problems from sexual activity have increased among adolescents in the United States. Approximately 1 million adolescent girls become pregnant each year and 86% of all STDs occur among persons aged 15-29 years.1 Premarital and teenage sex are far from being a new idea. What is new is the way we deal with it. One of the most common solutions is to distribute mass quan
UFOs
UFOs
UFOs Little Green Men, Martians, Outer Limits ! That is what people think about when aliens and UFOs come to mind. Aliens have been around, as far as we can see, since 1561. The question is now asked, How come because they [UFOs] have been sighted, encountered, and taken hostage; Why have we been kept in the dark by our governments? Since UFOs were considered a security risk, the report on these sightings was originally classified as secret (Kadrey 22). The name 'flying saucer' was 'coin
Creative Writing Under The Spell - A travel tale by Danny O'brien
Creative Writing Under The Spell - A travel tale by Danny O'brien
Creative Writing: Under The Spell - A travel tale by Danny O'brien The great advantage of having an ancestry like that of a mongrel dog is I have so many ancestral homes to go home to. We caught the ferry from Le Havre, France to Ireland, land of my ancestors. Every since I was a wee lad, my mind has been used as a canvas by every Irishman who has been displaced from the Emerald Isle. A picture of quaintness bordering upon myth. Cute I thought it would be, but never as much as the tourist hype
The End of Work
The End of Work
The End of Work by Jeremy Rifkin What I wrote on the Canadian unemployment rate website: “Mark is correct. Unemployment rates are only based on people who are on unemployment insurance. Only about 50% of unemployed workers today are eligible for unemployment insurance in Canada and that rate is decreasing with higher requirements set by the government. To prove that you are looking for work, people are generally required to go to unemployment offices to prove that they had gone to interviews wit
I eased behind the huge mass of nesting material and took a firm
I eased behind the huge mass of nesting material and took a firm
I eased behind the huge mass of nesting material and took a firm hold of several strands, I then pulled back, quickly, to pull them free. The jarring concussion, which followed, took me by suprise. I tried to get my bearings as the ground rushed up to meet me and recovered about two feet from the ground. After that near miss I climbed back to the altitude I had been at and started searching for my tormentor. I realized that I had grabbed hold of a human's hair and that he had not been happy abo
Maui and the Alae Birds
Maui and the Alae Birds
Maui and the Alae Birds There was a time, long ago, when the people of Hilo were unable to make fire and everything was eaten raw. Without fire they could not cook their breadfruit, sweet potatoes, fish and even the taro, which stung their mouths. On the southern side of Halai Hill, folks often used to see thin white smoke rising among the ferns. But children and others who ran to find the queer little white cloud in the bushes saw only some frightened alae birds flying away. There was nothing
Servitude
Servitude
Servitude A large piece of black marble rose from the forest at the valley floor. The fires that burned without fuel cast strange, unearthly light upon those who gathered there. The Altar of the Damned ran crimson with the blood of those that were sacrificed to appease the Old-God. The ancient runes written in a forgotten tongue glowed with a life of their own as the followers spoke each symbol, sounds that hardly seemed suited to be spoken by mortal mouths, and were best not. Each of the souls