• The Old Vs The New Romeo And Juliet Movies
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    Out with the Old and in With the New The success of both the traditional and modern movie versions of Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet are dictated by their settings. The traditional version of this legendary love story was filmed in 1968 and is set in the 1600 s, placing the characters in the time period from which the story was derived. The more modern movie version on the other hand, filmed in 1996, places the characters in the time period of when the movie was filmed rather than when it was wr...
  • Fitzgeralds Satirical Portrait Of Modern Society
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    Fitzgerald's Satirical Portrait of Modern Society Rosie FikePeriod 4 "The Great Gatsby," a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, depicts life in the 1920's. "The Roaring Twenties," a nickname given to the decade laden with flippancy, is a time where the rich people in society have little to do, and a lot of money to spend in many ways. Jay Gatsby, one of the "newly" rich people, chooses to spend his money throwing wild parties every weekend in the summer. Fitzgerald paints a picture of modern society by...
  • Golden Demon Modern Narrative Omiya
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    The Golden Demon (Response) Golden Demon (Konjiki-yas ha) is the most important work of Koyo Ozaki, who was a pioneer in modern Japanese literature. Since its publication in the form of a serial story in a daily newspaper, the novel has commanded high opinions, and many films and plays have been made of it. The "Golden Demon" synopsis is about a penniless drifter loses the woman he loves when her parents arrange her marriage to a rich playboy. Filled with bitterness and despair, the young man de...
  • Jane Eyre As A Modern Woman
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    Jane Eyre as a Modern Woman Throughout the course of Charlotte Bronte's novel, Jane Eyre, Jane is used as a representation of a modern woman. Jane does many things which women of her time didn't do. She started reading as a little girl. This was a talent that most women at the time didn't acquire throughout their entire lives. She learned how to write, also. This, too, was a skill most women of that time did not possess. Perhaps the biggest reason why Jane is a modern woman is because she takes...
  • Why Modern Science Is Nihilistic
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    Why is Modern Science Nihilistic What is nihilism Nihilism comes from the Latin root for nothing. Nihilism represents a belief that existence is senseless and useless. It also refers to sacrifice of meaningful existence defined by spiritual values, struggle and pain, in favor of pleasurable, comfortable and secure life. Post-modern writers such as Updike, Nietzsche and Heidegger argue that modern society is nihilistic. These writers claim that since modern science causes nihilism by destroying h...
  • Modern Day Families Lou Anne
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    Modern Day Families Modern families, while they may contain a different amount of members, or members of a different race, than the stereotypical family, are still an amalgamated unit and have the same love for one another no matter how many people, or of what race certain people are, are in it. In Barbara Kingsolver s novel, the Bean Trees, this is proven many times, especially in the bond shared between Taylor, the novel s unlikely protagonist, and Turtle, the small Native American waif who is...
  • The Changing American Family
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    The family is important to people all over the world although the structure of the family is quite different from one country to another. In the united States, as in many countries in the world, the family is changing. A generation or two ago, the traditional family, in which the father was boss, was customary. Now the modern family, in which both the father and mother are equal partners, is more common. Although there are several similarities between the traditional and the modern family, ther...
  • The Statue A Modern Poem
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    The Statue, by John Berryman, portrays the human race to be ignorant and uncaring. The poet bares a cynical attitude toward mankind. According to the definition of modern poetry, The Statue, by John Berryman, is a modern poem. Modern poets were inspired by Walt Whitman, who changed the form of poetry by choosing freestyle, and abandon[ing] the standard line lengths, rhymes, and standard forms of traditional poetry (Jovanovich 738). Capitalization, punctuation, phrasing, and sentences are all al...
  • Modernist Art In Europe
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    Modernist Art in Europe 1910-25 by Robert l. Herbert Herberts thesis of his essay is to investigate the arrival of the machine and modern art and its complexities. During WWI, modernist painting and sculpture paid major attention to machinery, science and industry. Modern art during that time has become a central factor in our culture due to its dominance in public art, museums, media and literature. Herbert brings in background information and stated the avant-garde of Pizarro, van Gogh, Monet,...
  • Jane Eyre As A Modern Woman
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    Jane Eyre as a Modern Woman Throughout the course of Charlotte Bronte s novel, Jane Eyre, Jane is used as a representation of a modern woman. Jane does many things which women of her time didn t do. She started reading as a little girl. This was a talent that most women at the time didn t acquire throughout their entire lives. She learned how to write, also. This, too, was a skill most women of that time did not possess. Perhaps the biggest reason why Jane is a modern woman is because she takes...
  • Pre Modern Military War Nation
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    Effects of Modernity and the Military The military has long been one of the central institutions of the state. However in the years since the beginning of the modern age this institution has been radically changed. The modern military is capable of organization, violence, and destructive power never dreamed of in the pre modern age. The small scale personal warfare of the pre modern age has been replaced with war that is impersonal and technologically driven. The Military in the pre modern era ...
  • Hukle Berry Finn Man Modern Dilemma
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    Huckleberry Finn All right, then, I'll go to hell." Six simple words; yet they have a very deep and complex meaning. The above quote was taken from Twain's Huckleberry Finn, and it illustrates how modern man copes with what Twain termed the "inescapable dilemma of Democracy." In the novel, Huck is faced with the dilemma of whether or not to return Jim, the runaway slave, back to Jim's owner. He faced with the decision that has plagued man for ages: choosing what is morally right, even though it ...
  • Baz Luhrmann Film Modern Shakespeare
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    William Shakespeare's 15 th century play "Romeo & Juliet" has been recreated and turned into a film that has gained international prominence because of the wonderful direction by Baz Luhrmann. Unlike Shakespeare's play, Luhrmann's film has been tied into the modern era using a visual feast of fast cars, gunfights and passionate young love all set to a hip soundtrack. All these are great for high school students as it is set to a modern era that helps them relate to the film and to keep them focu...
  • Modern Man Prufrock Civilization World
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    T. S. Eliot an unprecedented part of the early 20 th century was deeply influenced by his age. The current social, economical & political condition had a tremendous effect on him. After the First World War, the western world suffered a loss of faith in the existing values. Moreover, the moral disintegration caused by violence & destruction fueled the sufferings of urban civilization. During this time, emerged the modern man, sophisticated but absorbed in personal embarrassments &disillusions. A...
  • Dance Twyla Tharp Modern Ballet Choreographed
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    TWYLA THARP 1. Ty wla Tharp is a famous American dancer, director and choreographer, who has created more than 125 dances, choreographed 5 Hollywood movies and has directed and choreographed 2 Broadway shows 2. She was born in 1941 in Portland, Indiana (United States) but moved to Southern California with her parents at a young age. She moved to New York City shortly after she left home and is still residing there. 3. Twyla Tharp lives in the 21 st century era. 4. Twyla Tharp is considered the ...
  • Modern Politics Machiavelli Prince State
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    Machiavelli has widely been called the "father of modern political thought." His thoughts upon deception, the nature of the state, the need for a leader to avoid hatred and his innovative method of political study were revolutionary at their time of writing and are still applicable to modern politics. Whilst it is true that his thoughts and hypothesis' about politics are widely relevant to modern politics it must be remembered that Machiavelli lived in an age vastly different to the modern socie...
  • Response To Hind Swaraj
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    Gandhi wrote Hind Swaraj as a moral response to what he perceived as the evils of modern civilization. It was written in answer to the Indian rebel's tactics of violence and its archetype in South African society. In responding to violence as a method of attaining swaraj or self-rule, Gandhi explains violence as rooted in modern civilization. He demonstrates that violence is for India, a direct result of the values promoted by modern civilization. As long as modern civilization continued to shap...
  • Traditional Culture Technology Science Modern
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    In the modern society, science and technology poses a threat to traditional culture and technology. Some people say: ! ^0 Science has extended life, conquered disease and offered new sexual and commercial freedoms, so it doesn! t matter if traditional culture and technology fades away! +/-. I disagree with them by three reasons below: Firstly, traditional culture and technology is a basis of modern science and plays an important role in development of modern science. As we know, Chinese invented...
  • Adam Bede George Eliot
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    Adam Bede Technology advances with time. Though, technological advancement is needed to move a civilization forward, it also has its downsides. With more products and services available, it is impossible to live a life of relaxation as people once did long before. In George Eliot's "Adam Bede,' one can see the difference in the purity of "old leisure' and the corruption of modern leisure through Eliot's use of diction, imagery, and personification. The words that George Eliot utilizes in Adam Be...
  • Beowulf Some Things Change
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    Some Things Change But Most Remain the Same Masculine values have both changed and remained constant since the writing of Beowulf. The values that Beowulf and the other male characters in the epic put different things such as fast horses, weaponry, and many other things has remained constant throughout time. Though some of their values such as adorning themselves with jewelry has become less of a value for most all the values that men had in that time has remained constant. Beowulf and the other...