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  • Vincent Van Gogh
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    Perhaps the only way to disentangle, for yourself, the real Vincent Van Gogh from the creation of so many others, is to study the great mass of work he has left behind. Locally, his art is on display at museums including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and New York's, Metropolitan Museum, and Museum of Modern Art. In addition to his art, some 600 of Van Gogh's letters survive, all translated into English. Most are written to Vincent's beloved and devoted brother, Theo, his sole supporter all his...
  • Vincent Van Gogh
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    Biography of Vincent Van Gogh What drove Vincent Van Gogh, born March 30, 1853, to his mental illness and suicide Could it have been the many things he tried, but failed at in his life He failed in many different careers, in love, and even his artwork. Van Gogh sold only one painting his entire life. Because of his mental illness, he was considered a crazy person. At the age of sixteen, Van Gogh went to go work with his Uncle Vincent, whom he was named after, as an art dealer at the Gou pil and ...
  • Life Of Meaursalt
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    In. The Stranger x, Albert Camus misleadingly portrays his existentialistic views of life, death, and the world. Camus portrays the world as. absurd x or without purpose Meaursalt, who, as a reflection of Camus, is foreign and indifferent to his own life and death. Meaursalt eventually senses guilt for his crime, not because of the remorse of taking someone else's life, but because it means he would lose the little things that he considers important in his life. Meaursalt is a puzzling character...
  • Jean Valjean Jean Valjean
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    Les Miserables: Jean Valjean Jean Valjean was an alluring hero of Les Miserables for many reasons, one of which was his drastic conversion from a miserable criminal into a heroic, peaceful man. Jean Valjean seems like a three dimensional character at first. But deep inside his emotions he shows a defined viewpoint on life making him a flat character. One of the most compassionate things he did was guarding Cossette and treating her as if she were his own daughter. He is the main character, there...
  • My Position
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    Life brings different things to different people. I can say that life has treated me well. It has often rendered my path of good things with seldom-bad effects but so far the effects of the small in differences haven't threatened my ability to go on living. There are some things that I have earned from time but others that have been with me throughout. Live has given me special gifts, each of which has contributed to who or what my position might be. I have a wonderful family, who is loving and ...
  • Danglars's Revelation To Monte Cristo
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    Amber lyn Be leche 6-20-05 Chapters 1-5 The Count of Monte Cristo Journal In the beginning of the book The Count of Monte Cristo we meet Edmond Dant " es; he comes across as a model of honesty, ability, and innocence. "He was a fine tall, slim young fellow, with black eyes, and hair as dark as a ravens wing; and his whole appearance bespoke that calmness and resolution peculiar to men accustomed from their cradle to contend with danger (pg 4)". Regardless of his youth, he is a useful leader to h...
  • Dysart Believes Alans Way Of Life
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    David Siren 4/3/00 Bastien Dysart, The Common Tragic Figure Peter Shaffer's play Equus reads like a true tragedy blending religion and adolescence while questioning society's civilized norms. Although Alan Strang seemingly suffers the most throughout the story, the true tragic figure in the play is Dysart, Alans psychiatrist. Dysart is forced to question everything that he previously accepted and his whole life is thrown out the window upon meeting Alan. Both Arthur Millers definition of a tragi...
  • Real Answers Of Life
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    Through out history man has always tried to find ways to explain the ways of life. Were do we come from, why are we here, are we alone, so may different questions but yet we still have no answers. Is there there a reason why we do not know? , can we truly comprehend the real answers of life? No one really knows. Some people try to find there answers buy relaying on mans creations. They look to science for answers and believe that there is a reason hidden behind everything and that all things com...
  • Mid Life Crisis
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    Anna's Story " My life is so depressing,' I complain to my boyfriend. 'They have prescription drugs for that,' is his ever so compassionate response. 'I think I'm going through mid-life crisis,' I tell one of my coworkers. 'Can't be,' she replies. 'You " re not old enough. ' Wait a minute. Am I the only one who thinks the phrase 'mid-life crisis' is a blatant misnomer? It seems to be intrinsically flawed. For one thing, it implies a singular event, one major crisis that eventually subsides and g...
  • Period Of Time Van Gogh
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    On March 30, 1853 Vincent Van Gogh was born in the small village of Groot-Zundert, Holland. When he is eleven, he begins schooling where he starts to draw for the first time. People begin to notice how magnificent his works were, and after he finishes school he begins to sell his paintings to art dealers. Van Gogh starts spending more time with his brother Theo. They create a deep bond with each other and discuss things, which today, help us understand Van Gogh much better. In 1873, he joins the...
  • Comfort And Security For Sgt X
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    J D Salinger wrote Nine Stories with the same brilliance as Catcher In The Rye. His style is so unique and complex that all of his short stories are truly enjoyable. Two of those stories are ^A perfect day for a banana fish^ and ^For Esme with love and squalor. ^ The main characters in both of these stories, Seymour and Sargent X, have served in World War II, and the fighting has taken its toll on them. Their physiological well being was sacrificed and as a result they are no longer the same peo...
  • Life After Marriage Changes
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    Life after marriage The lives led by people as individuals are vastly different from the lives they lead after marriage. Although single life has it's many vicissitudes, they are greatly altered by the addition of another party into the situation. Even the simplest things change drastically when you marry the special person in your life, such as eating, sleeping, and working. The changes in one's eating habits are altered by the addition of another person into their everyday lives. Before we mar...
  • More Pleasant Life
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    There is an old adage that claims it is better to be safe than sorry. Most people living on planet Earth would agree. The art of preparation is a skill every old person wants the youth of America to possess. Business leaders want their employees to be better prepared. Simple everyday people want to be ready for all kinds of disasters that life may have in store for them. Someone who was trying to be wise once said, Dig the well before you are thirsty. This person was obviously relatively smart. ...
  • Normalization Of Ivans Life
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    Themes of a Poor Life in The Death of Ivan Ilyich It occurred to him that what had appeared perfectly impossible before, namely that he had not spent his life as he should have done, might after all be true. It occurred to him that his scarcely perceptible attempts to struggle against what was considered good by the most highly place people, those scarcely noticeable impulses which he had immediately suppressed, might have been the real thing, and all the rest false. And his professional duties ...
  • Our Youth
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    Throughout the years medical technology has increased tremendously. We have been able to transplant organs, increase the birth survival rate, and we are even able to clone animals. We are now able to live longer that ever before, trying to elude the inevitability of death. But, because of this quest consequences have arisen. In this essay I will demonstrate why I believe that physician should not use medical treatments to merely extend the life of an elderly person who is past the age of 85. Fir...
  • Big Part Of Life
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    When I was little I had this idea that life could be perfect. I thought that if I were careful enough, I'd never make a mistake, never be lonely, never be scared, never be misunderstood, but it doesn't work that way. I was told once that, "Life is big and messy, and you just have to climb in it with your boots on and hope for the best". Life is full of many surprises, some good and some bad. In life there are many obstacles that you must go through. Love, Heartbreak, Drugs, Family, Friendships, ...
  • Poem Of Mr Bleaney
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    Discuss the distinctive qualities and effects of the poem 'Mr Bleaney'. The poem appears to express the thoughts of Larkin as he views the rented room of 'Mr Bleaney'. In exposing the lonely, monotonous life of this figure, Larkin is unable to criticise as he sees a reflection of his own life. The poem addresses the key themes of loneliness and the shallowness of human life from the outset. The name 'Mr Bleaney as the title evokes the emotion of insipidness as the word conjugation is very monoto...
  • End Of The Count Of Monte Cristo
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    "The Cask of Amontillado" and "A Rose for Emily" have many important similarities as well as many differences. While both stories are gothic horror tales that end in murder. "The Cask of Amontillado" implies foul play from the very beginning while "A Rose for Emily" surprises us with the grotesque details at the end of the story. Edgar Allan Poe uses vivid images to make the horrific situation very realistic to reader. Montresor must have revenge without getting caught otherwise there will be no...
  • B Facey's A Fortunate Life
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    A. B Facey's a fortunate life traces the extraordinary life journey of a boy growing up in early rural Australia and the adversities he must overcome. I feel that this book is one of the most emotional and powerful Australian pieces written purely because of Mr. Facey's strong and positive outlook on life during these trials and tribulations. A. B Facey's book is a classic piece of Australian literature, which all Australians will thoroughly enjoy. A Fortunate Life is an autobiographical novel c...
  • Detailed Imagery Of Early Colonial American Lives
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    Tensions of people living under the British government in the reconstruction period led people to leave the small island to journey over to the "New World". The introduction of the book described the general motives of people who left Britain. Some reasons were economic pressure, starvation, and to get away from religious restrictions among other reasons. The new arrivals to the "New World" settled and colonized what is now known as the eastern coast of the United States. These people, who were ...

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