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World Literature Paper IIExposition of the Romantic Mentality
Gustave Flaubert examines the absurdity of a romanticized outlook in his novel Madame Bovary. In order to capture the Romantic mentality, Flaubert describes ideas distant from the characters with heightened idealism, but as he focuses in closer, the subject becomes contorted into a harsh reality. Emma Bovary epitomizes the irrationality of this exaggerated romanticism, with her high expectations of love, life and death.
From the introduction of Emma Bovary, Flaubert investigates the more Romantic aura about her. His description of her presence exemplifies the aspect of Emma which categorizes as a problem with Romanticism. From the first detailed sketch of Emma, the character Charles examines specifically her hands, focusing on the "whiteness of her nails." However, as Charles looks more closely, he realizes that her hand is "not beautiful" and "little hard at the knuckles" (10). As the firs
World Literature Paper IExploration of Existentialism
Albert Camus and Isabel Allende reveal the negative aspects of Existentialism through the characterization of Meursault in the Stranger and Amanda in the House of the Spirits. By manipulating the physical and emotional vices of each, the authors create two opposing characters who fall victim from the adherence to the philosophical life style. Their eventual ruin alerts the reader to the reality of Existentialism.
One of the original philosophers of Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, wrote that "existence precedes essence," and with these words created an apathetic attitude which highlights Existentialism (Crowell). However, Camus' own philosophy contrasts this. In his essay, "The Myth of Sisyphus," he explores the overall purpose to life, concluding that even though life lacks the "essence," humans still have a meaningful "existence," and therefore "one must imagine Sisyphus happy" (Camus, "The Myt
History Internal AssessmentTo what extent did Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War (1918-1921) lead to the Bolshevik victory?
Section A - Plan of Investigation
The purpose of this paper is to discover to what extent the Allied intervention against the Red Army during the Russian civil war aided the Bolsheviks to achieve victory. The sources to be used during the investigation will be the personal writings and speeches of Lenin and Trotsky, the most powerful Bolsheviks during the war. These sources will provide insight to the Bolshevik point of view to the war. Furthermore, anthologies of correspondences among the Allies will reveal their intentions for intervention, as well as their point of view on the war, which will be compared to that of the Bolsheviks. Finally circulated text, most specifically propaganda, in Russia shall be used to see the official Bolshevik reaction against the Allies. It is hoped to learn to what extent the Allies unknowingly helped the Bolshevik cau
Theory of Knowledge Essay6. All knowledge claims should be open to rational criticism. On what grounds and to what extent would you agree with this assertion?
Rational criticism-- the topic seems easy to understand on the surface; however, after much reflection, it is difficult to call criticism such. As I see it, when one refers to something as rational, it means that is it logically sound and reasonable. Yet one cannot simply use only logic when critiquing a knowledge claim, as it only focuses on one aspect of knowing, ignoring perception, emotion, and language. During the analysis, reason will be used; therefore every critique is rational to an extent; nevertheless the author of the claim might not have used reason to primarily build their claim. Therefore, I believe that in order to successfully critique a claim, a scholar must identify which of the four ways of knowing is most responsible for the design of the claim, and specifically target that particular way of knowing in o
Extended EssayTo what extend, if at all, did Cicero by speaking the Philippics have on the fall of the Roman Republic?
The decaying political scene after the assassination of Julius Cæsar has always sparked debate among Roman history enthusiasts as to who began the inevitable fall of the Roman Republic. Most easily blame either Cæsar or Brutus, while others blame Marcus Antonius. The list of possible scapegoats is nearly endless. However, through analysis of sources published about this time period, a new theory arose which calls for a new investigation. Evidence suggests that Marcus Tullius Cicero may have played a more active role in the destruction of the Republic than previously thought. More precisely, the blame can be placed upon his fiery speeches known as the Philippics.
Therefore, an investigation was launched as to the extent of the influence of Cicero's Philippics on the fall of the Roman Republic. First the character of Cicero was studied
MasquaradeIt's just a masquerade.
We float around life
Shrouded by paper faced
To mask our own identity,
Scared to death of one thing:
Others may see the fear.
Berdie's WeddingThe chirping woke me up this morning earlier than usual. Normally we wait til the sun rises to get to work, but this morning the birds were up before the sun. No other sounds could be heard, except for the careless song, as they chatter away outside the window. I groaned and turned over in the bed. The mass next to me didnt move. It laid there, stiff and motionless, with the chest rising and falling in an uneven rhythm as it breathed. The birds did not wake Rubin.
I closed my eyes for just a brief moment, just a blink, reopening them to a lit room. The yellow beams from the window danced along the bare walls, revealing the cracks and holes formed from impact. Tiny specks flittered in the ray across the room- fairy dust ma told me long ago. They leave it behind when they come and visit you in your dreams she said to me. For many nights after I would try so hard to stay awake all night to see the fairies come but I never could, always falling asleep after bout an hour. Rubin called me si
Time Passes ListlesslyTime passes listlessly
As we wander thru life
And losing ourselves
Take me away
From this world
Of half-repressed urges
Help me move on
Raise me up
I love you
The WordsI hear the words echo through my mind
Restlessly turning and churning during the nite
Pondering what satisfaction was achieved
And where these morals are deemed worthy.
Sinned have I, but you far deeper.
Such a stain on your soul, forever blacked by guilt,
Yet you continue, unscratched, unscathed
While I tumble into darkness without direction
Repeating and reliving those very moments when
You stole away my life... my happiness
With those words, echoing in my mind.
Ticklish Trouble Maker-BullyA Ticklish Trouble Maker
When I was much younger I had a friend named Conner. Well actually, he was more of an acquaintance than a friend. I thought of him as a friend of a friend. Anyway, Conner was infamous. He had the reputation of being a trouble maker, and was famous for picking on other kids. I mean this kid got down right nasty sometimes. I remember seeing him beat up on other kids, tease them, and call them names, etc. Most of the time, when such things happened, I removed myself from the situation. I never wanted to be part of such things, so I didn't. But, I did remain friendish with Conner despite these things.
Side Note: (For some reason, Conner never really tried to picking on me. Not sure why, I wonder if it was because he thought I might fight back or something? Or maybe it was because I was slightly bigger than him? Who knows)
Anyway, you would have thought this kid was invincible. The way he
No Mirrors Please!My bathroom has no mirrors. Only a little one above the sink. There used to be one as tall as I was on one of the walls, but I took it down. Why? Well, when I tried to explain this to my mother, she didn’t believe me, so I’ll try with you.
I believe that other people can see me. As if the mirror was actually a window. It’s part of the reason—well, it’s the ENTIRE reason—why I still had a towel wrapped around me as I cast my big mirror suspicious glances. No, I don’t have a problem with my reflection; it’s just the mirrors in my house. I never check myself out or wear clothing where I could see more skin than necessary. I just stare at myself with serious expressions so that the person on the other side looking at me won’t make fun of me.
Yeah, I know it sounds ridiculous but it’s just my state of mind. So please, if you see me and you have a mirror, don’t go around showing it to me because they’re just as bad as a
4-easy-steps-to-getting-your-manBelow you will find a foolproof guide on how to pick up guys. I like to call it the Four Easy Steps To Degradi- *cough* Getting Your Man.
The very first step of FEST is to make a trip to your local timber and hardware store and purchase four tubs of burnt orange paint, this should be enough to last you a week. Once you arrive home you will need to apply the paint to your skin, leave for thirty minutes and apply another coat. Don’t worry if you still have patches of white or darker splodges of orange, this is an acceptable trend. The end result should be a lovely, uneven burnt orange glow, that’s sure to catch the attention of your love interest.
To go with your brand new skin you are obviously going to need a new hair do. This will involve another trip out of the house, this time to the local chemist. Once at the store you will need to invest in large quantities of peroxide. At home it is your job to use this peroxide to create dead look
Advice to Incoming College FreshmenAdvice to incoming college freshmen:
1. Don't panic. That's the most important thing -- don't panic. It might be new and possibly strange, but it's not going to be bad. There's nothing to fear.
2. As much as I respect and still use 99% of the advice given by our high school teachers, you actually need to forget the whole "College is worse/harder than this!" piece of 'advice'. College is actually A LOT easier, if YOU take the responsibility and the initiative. Because no one else is going to do it for you. If you choose not to do your homework, or you choose to skip your classes, then that's your problem. Your teachers will still get paid their salary, even if you wind up not doing well. They're paid to teach, not to care -- even though most of them probably will.
3. Talk to your teachers about anything you don't get or any concerns you have. Believe me when I tell you that your teachers would love to help you and love it if you're taking the steps towards being a concerned student. I w
Fortaleza de oro y plata 2Capitulo dos:Recuerdos.
Todavía el cielo no se aclarecía, y yo todavía caminaba lenta y melancólicamente por los restos del bosque donde viví mi infancia. En el camino veía los restos de los lugares donde había transcurrido mi vida, y recuerdos fueron y vinieron en mi mente, rápido como el viento. Recordaba experiencias de vida, mis amigos, o mis pocos amigos, o a mí amigo, recordaba a los demás, pero solo tenía un amigo. Y a mis padres, nunca me olvidare de ellos.
Seguí caminando pero, me detuve en una casa, era mi casa, se encontraba oscura y cubierta de escombros. La miré, tantos recuerdos, tantas cosas por vivir. Pero, decidí seguir caminando mirando al frente, ya que si no me volvería a deprimir, y ese no es mi tipo. Solo camine mirando al frente, hacia mi camino, mi aventura, sin mirar atrás.
Cuando salí del bosque Lágrimas De Luna, me adentré a un lugar desconocido. Era un bosque
Dear WatchersTo be completely honest, yes I do get really nervous when I send you some sweet words. And to be honest I get really scared of seeing your reply to my message. But every bit of nervousness and every bit of fear is all worth it whenever I see that I've made you smile…and even blush too.
DinnerMy mother and I went to dinner the other day.
The first restaurant we visited, a mildly fancy and rather successful business, was packed to the gills, eve on a Tuesday night. As we walked determinedly up the well-worn steps and through the porch, it was difficult not to notice the collection of patrons sitting outside, sipping wine and idly chatting as they waited to get a seat. At that point, we probably should have just left, but we wasted an extra couple minutes standing in a line to have the hostess tell us what we already knew: a table would be available in, oh, say, twenty-five to thirty minutes. Somewhat aghast, we quickly declined to be put in the list and instead returned to our car, where my mother announced she had a backup plan.
In a couple of minutes, we came upon a picturesque stretch of road, curving slightly away from the adjacent river. There was the backup plan: a small, quaint establishment, aging only slightly better than its owner. The latter visited us during our
Pool The pool is awesome! I like this pool because it has a Jacuzzi and a pool. Because the pool is pretty and warm, I can swim under and on the water. If you wanna go to the pool it's wear Nee-san (Esnia) lives.
Yuki is me. Yuki is going to the pool and then she is going to the Jacuzzi.
Once upon a time, there was a girl named Yuki (me). Yuki was going to a pool. She really did. I'm going to the pool, today, because I'm Yuki. I like pools and Jacuzzi-es.
The True Life of an IB StudentIts 3am, and you furiously type out the last few sentences of the 2000 word history essay. Red-eyed, you swear as you continuously misspell words. Every back space is another second you dont get sleep. You finish close up the last sentence and click word-count: 1957 words. Saving the document, you say a little prayer that there arent any typos in your paper, after all, it is due in 5 hours, so you dont have any time to proof read your work. Then, you become angry at yourself for waiting this late to write the essay. Seriously, you think, Ive known about this for months, why did I wait until just now to write it. Shrugging, you fall into bed, too tired to change into pajamas. Slowly sleep begins to take over your mind, until something starts you awake once again: World Literature Paper 1. Its due in a month You close your eyes once again and sigh: Ill start it this weekend.
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