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Monasticism in the Middle Ages
Monasticism in the Middle Ages
Monasticism in the Middle Ages During the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the monasteries served as one of the great civilizing forces by being the centers of education, preservers of learning, and hubs of economic development. Western monasticism was shaped by Saint Benedict of Nursia, who in 529, established a monastery in southern Italy. He created a workable model for running a monastery that was used by most western monastic orders of the Early Middle Ages. To the three vows of obedience
Arriving at the lusciously dense forest at daybreak you gaze at the fr
Arriving at the lusciously dense forest at daybreak you gaze at the fr
Arriving at the lusciously dense forest at daybreak, you gaze at the fresh dew delicately dangling on the foliage. You stroll through the winding dirt trails towards the steady flowing water while the birds proudly recite their early morning songs. Reaching the free flowing stream you bend down and see your clear reflection in front of the orange-yellow sky. Goosebumps rise along your arms as the streams icy depths run through your fingers. The cleansing water quickly refreshes your face, quick
From stick figures in the sand and the earliest animals painted and ca
From stick figures in the sand and the earliest animals painted and ca
From stick figures in the sand and the earliest animals painted and carved in stone, people worldwide have reacted to the world by making images. The fundamental goal of art, especially in the past, was to convey meaning and express important ideas, revealing what was significant to every society, by arresting images. In recognizing the subject matter of any painting, you have to look at the artist’s intentions, which are regularly connected to social conditions, national or global issues and t
Theme of Beowulf
Theme of Beowulf
Theme of Beowulf Ever since Cain killed his brother Abel, death and murder have been a part of human society. The man always killed the other man, physically or mentally, to gain something for himself, something that may be a tangible things such as food or money, or intangible things such as power or pride. Throughout the British epic poem Beowulf, there are many killings and deaths. Grendel(a gigantic, bear-like ogre) kills Danish thanes, Beowulf - Hygelac's(King of the Geats) nephew - kills
JOSQUIN DESPREZ
JOSQUIN DESPREZ
JOSQUIN DESPREZ 1440 - 1521 Desprez was considered one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music. Josquin Desprez was born in 1440. Desprez was born in an area ruled by a duke. It was named the Duchy of Burgundy in modern day Belgium. He lived mainly in Italy. Desprez died in 1521. Josquin Desprez did a lot of music work. He was involved with church work. Josquin was very religious. Desprez was employed in Milan. He was also a singer at the Papal Chapel in Rome. He was a music te
A Study of a Dionysiac Sarcophagus
A Study of a Dionysiac Sarcophagus
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
This essay is about how Poe uses the description of environments in hi
This essay is about how Poe uses the description of environments in hi
This essay is about how Poe uses the description of environments in his narratives. I shall explain this usage with close reference to several short stories by Poe. A full listing of the stories used appears in the List of Works Consulted at the end of this essay. It is important to note that in all of the stories, the narration is in the first-person. This has deep-reaching effects on how particular environments are described. This will also be commented upon. The first excerpt comes from a sto
Medieval Weapons Battle Weapons Armor
Medieval Weapons Battle Weapons Armor
Medieval Weapons: Battle Weapons & Armor The time of the Middle Ages was one of incessant battles and wars raging among countries and nations. The hunger for increasing amounts of land and wealth fueled the wars. The need for weapons used in war fueled a diversification of weapons, designed specific to the tasks which they were needed for. The need for defense caused the manufacture of suits of armor, shields, and helmets. Vast amount of gold were spent on producing these weapons in Milan and Br
Norse Mythology
Norse Mythology
Norse Mythology The book entitled Norse Mythology by Karl Mortensen, is the book I chose to read for my first book report for this semester. The book was translated from the Danish by A. Clinton Crowell. Karl Mortensen was a doctor of philosophy whom attended the University of Copenhagen. The first part of the book is the general introduction. Here, you find the author's meaning of Norse mythology and where he got his information. He says, By Norse mythology we mean the information we have conce
Crickets
Crickets
Crickets Insects have been a nuisance to man since the beginning of time, up until the present. One of the plagues that struck Egypt was swarms of crickets, and locusts, which destroyed crops, and ate entire fields. Swarms of Crickets can cover up to 210 km. There have been cases of up to 100,000,000,000 insects in a swarm (one hundred billion). In these huge masses, they can completely destroy the land and everything on a farm. I chose to do this experiment because when I am at camp I am consta
To Tell or to Lie
To Tell or to Lie
To Tell or to Lie Maral Frendjian For modern students, a training in rhetoric such as that offered by Gorgias is more preferable, rather than learning how to distinguish truth from falsehood. It is the art of forceful language, emphasizing figures of speech and focusing on devices for swaying and persuading an audience, that would be most beneficial for students lives today. Despite the fact that it is simply ornamented language to make a good facade, the rhetoric by Gorgias is necessary for the
The Absent Male in Little Women
The Absent Male in Little Women
The Absent Male in Little Women No gentlemen were admitted writes Louisa May Alcott in Little Women to describe the all-female private revue the March sisters perform. And as the novel progresses, one cannot help but wonder if this same sentiment does indeed echo throughout the novel, as male characters are conspicuously absent while all the pivotal parts are played by the women characters. This gender imbalance -- in that there are more female characters than male in Little Women -- is espec
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe Many authors have made great contributions to the world of literature. Mark Twain introduced Americans to life on the Mississippi. Thomas Hardy wrote on his pessimistic views of the Victorian Age. Another author that influenced literature is Edgar Allan Poe. Poe is known as the father of the American short story and father of the detective story. To understand the literary contributions of Edgar Allan Poe, one must look at his early life, his literary life, and a summary of two
Peiffer 1
Peiffer 1
Peiffer 1 Writing with uncommon strength, Gwendolyn Brooks creates haunting images of black America, and their struggle in escaping the scathing hatred of many white Americans. Her stories, such as in the Ballad of Rudolph Reed, portray courage and perseverance. In those like The Boy Died in My Alley Brooks portrays both the weakness of black America and the unfortunate lack of care spawned from oppression. In The Ballad of Chocolate Mabbie Brooks unveils another aspect of her skill by en
If At First You Don't Succeed
If At First You Don't Succeed
If At First You Don't Succeed Eureka! Sam excitedly exclaimed. I've done it! I'm set for life and my happiness is assured. With this new invention I'll be honored for my brilliance, and I might even win the nobel prize! he chirped ecstatically. Sam was a chicken, the great great great grandson of the Not-So-Great Chixken Little, who, in case the reader is ignorant, was the chick who thought the sky was falling and got everyone eaten by a crafty old fox [SIC]. Sam was a well built chicken, q
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol By: Charles Dickens 1). This story takes place in London, England. The time is winter and it starts the day before Christmas, also known as Christmas Eve. The settings of the book include Scrooge’s Counting House, Scrooge’s Home, Bob Cratchit’s home, assorted places throughout Scrooges childhood like the schoolhouse and the Fizziwig’s place where Scrooge was an apprentice, this is where a Christmas party took place and he met the one love of his life. Then it skips to Scrooge’
A Christmas Memory Truman Capote
A Christmas Memory Truman Capote
A Christmas Memory: Truman Capote This story, A Christmas Memory, is a nonfiction reminence of one fond memory of Capotes'. A distant relative of Truman Capote's, Sook Faulk, took care of him through his childhood. Sook dubbed Truman with the nickname Buddy, after a former best friend. During one November morning, when Buddy was seven, Sook decided it was fruitcake weather. She called him to get their buggy and her hat to go pick pecans. Queenie, their terrier who has survived illness and s
CHRISTMAS MEMORIES
CHRISTMAS MEMORIES
CHRISTMAS MEMORIES Approaching Grandma's, our family anticipates the grand holiday about to be rekindled once again. With our family and friends about to be reunited with each other, each family member is trying not to notice how long the last kilometer is taking. The trees along the road seem to crawl by slower as Dad pushes his foot harder. Inch by inch, Second by second, we approach the long awaited destination. Finally when we arrive at Grandma's house our long journey is over. We each take
Dante Alighieri A Poetic Descent into Metaphorical Hell
Dante Alighieri A Poetic Descent into Metaphorical Hell
Dante Alighieri: A Poetic Descent into Metaphorical Hell Abandon all hope, ye who enter here Only through a journey into hell can we hope to attain paradise... His Early Life: Dante Alighieri was born under the sign of Gemini, he was thought to be born on May 29, but this is not certain. He was born in Florence, the son of Alighiero II, his family was one of lower nobility. His mother died when he was a child and his father when he was eighteen. According to him, the most profound event in hi
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams The Tragic Effects of the Past In The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams creates a world in which the characters are disillusioned by the present. Amanda, Tom, and Laura achieve this disillusionment by resorting to separate worlds where they can find sanctuary. Each character develops their own world, far away from reality. Amanda frees herself from the harsh realities of life by constantly reminding herself of the past. To begin with, she continuousl
Hamlet Analyzed According To Aristotles Six Elements Of Tragedy
Hamlet Analyzed According To Aristotles Six Elements Of Tragedy
Hamlet Analyzed According To Aristotle’s Six Elements Of Tragedy Aristotle’s Poetics is considered the guide to a well written tragedy; his methods have been used for centuries. In this guide, he sets out the six elements that compose a great tragedy. In Aristotle’s opinion, plot is the most important aspect of the tragedy. All other parts such as character, diction, and thought stem from the plot. Aristotle defines a tragedy as an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a cert
The Dark Genius of the Short Story
The Dark Genius of the Short Story
The Dark Genius of the Short Story Many authors have made great contributions to the world of literature. Mark Twain introduced Americans to life on the Mississippi. Jack London told of the courage of many on the Alaskan Frontier. Another author that made an influence on literature is Edgar Allan Poe. Poe is known as the father of the American short story. To understand the literary contributions of Edgar Allan Poe, one must look at his early life, his literary life, and a summary of two of his
History of the Dominican Republic
History of the Dominican Republic
History of the Dominican Republic Paintings by John Lewis, a locally well known Dominican painter whom Hispaniola.com commissiond to draw snapshots of the Dominican history. For at least 5,000 years before Christopher Columbus discovered America for the Europeans, the island which he called Hispaniola was inhabited by Amer-Indians. Anthropologists have traced 2 major waves of immigration, one from the West in Central America (probably Yucatan) and the second from the South, descendant of the Ara
The Immorality of Internet Weapon Sales
The Immorality of Internet Weapon Sales
The Immorality of Internet Weapon Sales Many traditional weapons are still being made, whether or not they are actually still used for their original purpose. Many weapons’ purposes greatly evolve, leaving their original purposes to be outdated when they are transformed towards their new purpose, which often is collection. The Internet greatly helps the evolution of these purposes by depersonalizing the trade and use of the weapons, and making it easier to obtain a weapon for collection purposes
First and Second Temple
First and Second Temple
First and Second Temple According to tradition both the First and Second temple were built on ‘Mount Moriah’, the site on which Abraham offered Isaac to G_d. King David built an altar to G_d on the site and a generation later his son, Solomon built the First Temple as a permanent resting place for the Ark of the Covenant. Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, destroyed King Solomon’s Temple in 586 B.C.E. When Herod became king he decided to rebuild the Temple in 19 B.C.E. It cannot be said that the r
Amadeus
Amadeus
‘Amadeus’ Music 32 1.) A musical shift began to unfold around 1720, as the musical world found Baroque to be too rigid and intellectual, and the late Baroque practice of applying a unifying theme, to be too restricting. It was at this point, that Europe diverged into a number of slightly varied directions, or trends in music. The three defining styles formed in different areas were, notably, France, Germany, and Italy. France's focus was on the style galant, which is a French term that means, a
Life the universe and everything else
Life the universe and everything else
Life, the universe and everything else before and after Darwin In the beginning was God. And everything was simple and easily comprehensible. You had God to worship, the Ten Commandments to follow and nothing to worry about. Because God was responsible for everything and He was supposed to take care for you if you truly believe in Him and pray hard enough. And there were no questions without an answer because everything was encoded in one word – God. And although man knew he was part of somethi
Women and RIGHTS
Women and RIGHTS
“Women” and RIGHTS The international organizations and communities made strong commitments to gender equality and the empowerment of women at United Nations conferences during the past decades. Many organizations have come ahead with their endeavor to equalize gender inequality. Results have been very little, not because of any lapses by them but the major obstacle to equal opportunity is the social structure that discourages women’s economic growth. Can be achieved only by joint efforts of pare
Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane The classic masterpiece, Citizen Kane (1941), is probably the world's most famous and highly rated film, with its many remarkable scenes, cinematic and narrative techniques and innovations. The director, star, and producer were all the same individual - Orson Welles (in his film debut at age 25), who collaborated with Herman J. Mankiewicz on the script and with Gregg Toland as cinematographer. Within the maze of its own aesthetic, Citizen Kane develops two interesting themes. The f
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens Poe Many authors have made great contributions to the world of literature. Mark Twain introduced Americans to life on the Mississippi. Thomas Hardy wrote on his pessimistic views of the Victorian Age. Another author that influenced literature is Edgar Allan Poe. Poe is known as the father of the American short story and father of the detective story. To understand the literary contributions of Edgar Allan Poe, one must look at his early life, his literary life, and a summary of t
Anthropology
Anthropology
Anthropology The Neanderthals lived in areas ranging from Western Europe through central Asia from about 200,000 to between 36,000 and 24,000 years ago. The Neanderthals lived in groups of 30 to 50 individuals, they invented many of the tool types that were to be perfected by fully sapient peoples, they had weapons adequate to deal with both the cave lion and cave bear, they used body paint, buried their dead. Neanderthal Man survived through the Ice Age. They are thought to have had fire. Neand
Pompeii
Pompeii
Pompeii Pompeii was a thriving city that was heavily populated due to the increased amount of trade. Around the 8th century BC when suddenly the volcano on which it was resting on erupted blowing ash and poisonous gasses killing everyone that did not escape and flee. The ash covered the bodies of Pompeii leaving them in a hardened almost concrete shell. This showed an exact replica of the body as it died. Several tests were done to determine facts about the bodies by a wax fill theory. The she
Romeo and Juliet Theme Paper
Romeo and Juliet Theme Paper
Romeo and Juliet Theme Paper In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, violence plays an important part of the action and causes the deaths of several of the characters. And a theme of the play is violence begets violence. The chorus states From ancient grudge break to new mutiny Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. (Prologue lines 3 and 4). This tells us in the prologue that the feud has been going on for some time, the fighting has recently flared up and the civilians fighting each other.
Art history is the study of art works through the artistic and histori
Art history is the study of art works through the artistic and histori
Art history is the study of art works through the artistic and historical perspectives. The artistic and historical context of an art work is affected by the period of time in which it is produced. For instance, the beginning of the eighteenth century is referred to as the Rococo. One of the Rococo artists is Jean - Honore Fragonard. Fragonard was a student of Francois Boucher. Boucher is also considered to be a Rococo artist. Fragonard’s skills of the Rococo style almost exceeded his instructo
I think that I love society as much as most and am ready enough to fas
I think that I love society as much as most and am ready enough to fas
I think that I love society as much as most, and am ready enough to fasten myself like a bloodsucker for the time to any full-blooded man that comes in my way. I am naturally no hermit, but might possibly sit out the sturdiest frequenter of the bar-room, if my business called me thither. I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society. When visitors came in larger and unexpected numbers there was but the third chair for them all, but they generally econom
The History of Kenworth Motor Truck Company
The History of Kenworth Motor Truck Company
The History of Kenworth Motor Truck Company During the time that brought dramatic change to the Northwest as Model Ts began challenging the horse and carriage in the transportation race, a Seattle businessman Edgar Worthington was managing his mother’s building, which was a car and truck dealership at the time. Edgar had a very special interest in the Gerlinger Motor Car Company, watching as they worked, sold, and fixed cars and trucks. He never had any clue that someday it would be his. The fi
Silver
Silver
Silver I chose to learn about silver for my element project. It is a common element used for many different things. In my report I will tell you what silver is used for, the boiling temperature, the history, atomic number, some physical properties, and much more. So keep reading to find out more about silver. Silver has many physical properties. Silver is beautiful, soft, white metal. It was one of the first metals used by human beings since 4000 B. C. Silver is used to make beautiful objects i
Response Paper
Response Paper
Response Paper I recently had the opportunity to visit one of the most studied and splendid displays in architecture and art in Western Civilization; The Mayan Ruins in Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico. This opportunity came up rather suddenly and when I learned that I would be visiting Mexico, I knew this was one of the places I wanted to see. I have friends who have visited these ruins and spoke about their beauty as well as the challenge of climbing El Castillo of Pyramid of Kukulcan, the cente
Gargoyles and the Lamassu
Gargoyles and the Lamassu
Gargoyles and the Lamassu Since the beginning of human imagination, we have fabricated the idea of power through imaginative creatures for protection. The origin of this idea dates back before the death of Christ with “bas” relief animals attached to gate walls. During the Assyrian Era, Lamassu’s guarded the gates of Sargon II, and were depicted as a winged human-headed bulls. The High relief creature were situated at adjacent sides of the gate at Khorsabad and served as a guardian to the King
How We Evolved into Homo Sapiens
How We Evolved into Homo Sapiens
How We Evolved into Homo Sapiens Uneducated people who believe in evolution have a pretty vague idea of what caused the human race to have the appearance it has today. There is more to the story of human evolution than saying that primitive monkeys somehow evolved into brutish Neanderthals, learned to use fire, made up a common language, and eventually became modern humans. It is a long story of species who endure set backs and breakthroughs in evolving for survival. The dawn of apes is recorded
Free Glass Menagerie Essays Characters and Symbols Glass Menagerie ess
Free Glass Menagerie Essays Characters and Symbols Glass Menagerie ess
Free Glass Menagerie Essays: Characters and Symbols Glass Menagerie essays Characters and Symbols in The Glass Menagerie In The Glass Menagerie, the main characters are Laura, Amanda, Tom, Jim, and Father.� Each character can be found with symbols that best represent them.� Laura 's two symbols are Blue Roses and her glass menagerie, Unicorn.� Amanda 's� yellow dress and bathrobe can express her love she has of the past event.� Tom 's symbols are the movies and merchant marine.� Jim'
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt In my report, I will discuss how the pyramids were built, what purpose they served, the three pyramids at Giza, some messages found on the stones that were used to build pyramids, and what a mastabas is. Pyramids are tombs built for Egypt's pharaohs. Pyramids are large structures with four sides that are the shape of a triangle, that meet at the top to form a point. The ancient Egyptians used the pyramids as tombs for the pharaohs and temples for their gods. The pyramids have one o
Masque Of The Red Death
Masque Of The Red Death
Masque Of The Red Death In The Masque of the Red Death , Poe leads one event into another often. He uses much symbolism, and in the paragraphs below, I will show you it. In the first couple of paragraphs however, I will summarize the plot and state the theme. In this plot, Poe begins by talking about the Red Death, basically setting the stage for later events in the story. Then, he talks about Prince Prospero, which tells the reader that Prospero and the Red Death will have a conflict later in t
The Republic Of Colombia
The Republic Of Colombia
The Republic Of Colombia The Republic of Colombia is the fourth largest country in South America. It is located at the north-western tip of the continent. Its neighbors are Brazil and Venezuela to the east, Panama to the north-west, and Ecuador and Peru to the south. Colombia is the only South American country that's coast is on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. There are eight islands under Colombian rule, and they are San Andres, Providencia, San Bernado, Islas del Rosario, Isla Fuerte,
The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie The Glass Menagerie: Plight of the Wingfields In Tennessee Williams: A Portrait in Laughter and Lamentation, Harry Rasky uses extensive interviews with Williams to explore the playwright’s intent. Through these interviews, Rasky presents a glimpse of the playwright’s life-world and the driving force behind his creations. Rasky reports Williams as saying: “I have always been more interested in creating a character that contains something crippled. I think nearly all of us have
Gwendolyn Brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks Writing with uncommon strength, Gwendolyn Brooks creates haunting images of black America, and their struggle in escaping the scathing hatred of many white Americans. Her stories, such as in the Ballad of Rudolph Reed, portray courage and perseverance. In those like The Boy Died in My Alley Brooks portrays both the weakness of black America and the unfortunate lack of care spawned from oppression. In The Ballad of Chocolate Mabbie Brooks unveils another aspect of her skill
Lead
Lead
Lead Lead is a lustrous, silvery metal that tarnishes in the presence of air and becomes a dull bluish gray. Soft and flexible, it has a low melting point (327 C). Its chemical symbol, Pb, is from plumbum, the Latin word for waterworks, because of lead's extensive use in ancient water pipes. Itsatomic number is 82; its atomic weight is 207.19. Lead and lead compounds can be highly toxic when eaten or inhaled. Although lead is absorbed very slowly into the body, its rate of excretion is even slow
The Theory of Property
The Theory of Property
The Theory of Property While Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary defines property as something regarded as being possessed by, or at the disposal of, a person or group of persons species or class, (p. 1078) this definition hardly holds the connotations so emphatically discussed by the anthropologist Morgan. To Morgan, property has been so immense...so diversified its uses so expanding...that it has become...an unmanageable power. (p.561) Why has it become such an unmanageable power? Morgan a
Creative Story If At First You Don't Succeed
Creative Story If At First You Don't Succeed
Creative Story: If At First You Don't Succeed Eureka! Sam excitedly exclaimed. I've done it! I'm set for life and my happiness is assured. With this new invention I'll be honored for my brilliance, and I might even win the nobel prize! he chirped ecstatically. Sam was a chicken, the great great great grandson of the Not-So-Great Chixken Little, who, in case the reader is ignorant, was the chick who thought the sky was falling and got everyone eaten by a crafty old fox [SIC]. Sam was a well b
Did the Expansion of the Aztec Empire Lead to Their Downfall
Did the Expansion of the Aztec Empire Lead to Their Downfall
Did the Expansion of the Aztec Empire Lead to Their Downfall? The Aztec Indians originated from a place called Aztlan, somewhere in north or northwest Mexico. At that time the Aztecs were a small, nomadic tribe living in the border territory on the margins of civilized Mesoamerica. (see map I) In the 13th century they settled in the valley of central Mexico. The Aztecs finally found refuge on a small island in Lake Texcoco, where about 1345, they founded the town of Tenochtitlan. The island was