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.
TG Luke becomes Sith Lord Leia (RQ)
This was it. The final moments that would decide the fate of the galaxy once and for all. As Luke battled both his father Darth Vader and the emperor on the Death Star. The rebel alliance on Endor is being led by Han and Leia. So far though it seems that Han and Leias squad is having trouble taking out those generators as each member of there team is being taking out by the empire. Even with the added help of the Ewok tribe, what with there sticks and rocks, is no match for laser cannons.
As the battle on the planet continues however, Luke and Vader continue there duel as Luke is overcome more and more by the words of Vader and Palpatine. Feeling new hate boiling within him, he then comes into contact with his father and like an animal begins to slash at him repeatedly with his saber. As Vader laid there on the ground ready to possibly have his life taken from him by his own son now, as it seems within Lukes eyes he has finally succumb to the darkness within him. As Luke raises his lig
TG Bayonetta Cosplay (CT)
Getting to comic con was easy, getting was the tricky part for Brian. After trashing his parents car last week, most of his money had been going to towards fixing it. This meant he could not go to the con in his town. But then an excepted turn of events happened to him. After parking his car around the block of the community center, he would go around to the empty and unnoticeable side of the building where no one could see him. "Well with what money I have left I could probably get in by wearing a costume as its half price if I wear one." He said to himself as he went into his pocket. Giggling at the excitement, he pulled out what seemed a pendent of some kind. "I do not know how this thing came into my life, but we have had some 'fun' haven't we?" He said to the pendent he was holding.
Apparently it was a replica item from one of Brians fav. games Bayonetta. Only this was a pendent from her appearance in the sequel Bayonetta 2. Brian had pre-ordered the sequel months in advance and o
A Mother's Wish (Female into Dog)A Mother’s Wish
“You’re late” snapped Marie as she stormed out of the door towards her mother with her beloved pet dog, Cletus.
“Remember Hadiya she needs to back at 6 tonight!” called Marie’s father as he shut the door.
Soon the two were walking around the local park, Marie walked in front with her dog sniffing and roaming around off of the leash. But for a reason there was an unusual tension between mother and daughter
“You now mum; i haven’t seen you since... well how old are you now? Smiled Marie.
“Forty and don’t ask my age it’s rude” replied Hadiya.
“Like you care, same way, you care about you work more than me!” snapped Marie as she threw down the leash, “You’ve never been a reliable mother and you know what Emma’s a better mother than you’ll ever be. True she’s unemployed but at least she puts her family first unlike you. You are just a cold hearted bitch
Il colloquioRoleplay inspirao da... avete indovinato, William Dalton!!
> disse la signorina Betty, scuotendo la testa >
La ragazza alzò le spalle >
La signorina Betty scosse nuovamente la testa >
Niky incrociò le braccia sul petto, imbronciata >
L’insegnante riordinò i fogli e li batté sulla scrivania, per ordinarli in una fila compatta >
La ragazza fece un passo indietro, inorridita > ripeté, impallidendo > suggerì, speranzosa.
La signorina Betty, però, scosse ancora il capo >
> mormorò Niky, rassegnata, ed uscì dall’aula. La consapevolezza di essere nei guai la agitava, e decise di fare una passeggiata nel cortile.
“Sono spacciata!” pensò. “Domattina il carro postale partirà e porterà la lettera della signorina Betty alla mamma… e allora si che saranno dolori!”
Si bloccò di colpo, in mezzo al cortile. “Un momento… domani mattina! Ma certo! Tutto quello che devo fare è ru
Una passeggiata nel desertoUna pioggia di frecce colpì il terreno. Un’imboscata.
I quattro uomini si nascosero dietro le grandi rocce del canyon.
> esclamò il più basso, estraendo le pistole. I suoi fratelli obbedirono ed estrassero a loro volta le armi. Improvvisamente, l’attacco indiano si interruppe.
I quattro uomini si sporsero un poco da dietro le rocce e alzarono lo sguardo.
Il Capo indiano camminò fino al bordo del canyon e guardò in basso. Poi parlò: >
Il più basso dei fratelli, in fondo al canyon, si sporse un altro po’ dal suo nascondiglio. >
L’indiano scosse la testa >
Fece un gesto ai suoi guerrieri, e due di loro si avvicinarono al bordo del canyon, mostrando ai quattro uomini che tenevano una ragazza in ostaggio. I fratelli sussultarono.
La ragazza abbassò lo sguardo su di loro. > gridò.
> esclamò il più basso dei quattro. Con un ringhio, sollevò entrambe le pistole e le puntò contro gli indiani. > gridò a
True Stories: Dress Pants (WG)My ex-GF was preparing to attend a job fair and realized she had no professional business attire in her closet at school to wear to the event. She had forgotten to bring attire back to school with her from the last trip she made home. So in a pinch, she asked her roommate, if she could borrow the new pants suit she purchased on a shopping trip a few weeks earlier. Considering they often shared clothes, and that she was the closest in size to my ex-gf, The roommate obliged and gladly offered up the outfit.
There was a slight problem though. the roommate had begun losing some weight (namely from cutting back on drinking because she was so busy with school) and was probably down to 127-130. My ex-girlfriend, however, had the opposite reaction to the stresses of school, and gorge herself on fatty snacks and sodas, usually late at night, after her metabolism had checked in for the day. So at this point, my ex-girlfriend had put on 5 or 6 pounds and was weighing in at 144-145. At this point,
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.