Visual Art Types

Visual Art Types The evolution of art first began in a workshop environment and was considered techne, making according to a plan. It was a collaboration of many artists working together even though many early pieces are credited to one artist. At the time, there was no distinction between art and craft. Art was purely […]

The Anti-Federalist

The Anti-Federalist The Anti-Federalist The writer of federalist #51, most likely Alexander Hamilton, makes several great arguments in this document. However, there are certain flaws present in the writing. Hamilton makes a good point when he says that the ideal way of appointing the entire government would be to have the American People vote for […]

Emerson-Melvil

Emerson-Melvil While some literature simply entertains, other literature tries to raise, consider, and answer questions about life?s fundamental purpose, to get at fundamental truth. One author who writes in such a manor is Herman Melvil, author of the popular novel Moby Dick . Melvil used symbolism to raise questions about life in the novel. A […]

A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying The Death Penalty Many controversies exist surrounding the use of the death penalty in the American criminal justice system. While reading A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines, I came across several key points that reflect many of the arguments associated with these controversies. One example that caused me to […]

Enders Game

Enders Game ENDERS GAME Enders Game by Orson Scott Card was an excellent book. It starts from Enders point of view then shifts quickly to 3rd person. His entire reason for being born was to save the planet from the buggers, insect looking aliens. On a usual morning he is eating breakfast with his family […]

The Facade Of The Roaring 20s

The Facade Of The Roaring 20s The Twenties: Facade and Reality The twenties was a very unusual time period in American History. It was a time of fun and partying. This is probably the reason it is called the Roaring Twenties. In the twenties, industry took a very big step. The automotive industry was the […]

Leonardo Compared With Piero

Leonardo Compared With Piero COMPARE THE THEORETICAL AND AESTHETIC INSTINCTS OF TWO OF THE THREE QUATTROCENTO PAINTERS: (PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA ANDREA MANTEGNA, AND LEONARDO DA VINCI). WHAT WOULD YOU SAY WERE THE PRINICPAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE WORKS OF YOUR TWO SELECTED ARTISTS ANALYSE ONE PAINTING BY EITHER ARTIST WHICH YOU FIND PARTICULARLY ABSORBING. Leonardo da […]

A Rose For Emily

A Rose For Emily Before this class I had heard of A Rose for Emily, but I had never read it. To be honest, I don?t completely understand it. At first Miss Emily seems like a depressed person who is in mourning, but as the story goes along she never changes. She never gets over […]

Canterbury Tales

Canterbury Tales The wife of Bath is a tough woman with a mind of her own and she is not afraid to speak it. She intimidates men and woman alike due to the strength she possesses. But instead of showing this as a positive characteristic, Chaucer makes her an ugly old woman. However, Chaucer, instead […]

The Witches Children

The Witches Children In the summer of 1692, nineteen men and women were hanged after having been convicted of witchcraft. The hysteria began the previous winter and was over by early autumn of 1692. To pass the cold winter days of 1692, several girls began meeting at Rev. Parris? home. Tituba, the Parris? slave from […]

Painting Comparision

Painting Comparision Jeffery?s Poppies and Wish upon a Shooting Star are two paintings which are similar but still have many differences. Both were on display at the Downtown Arts Center in Lexington. Both pieces of artwork are examples of fine art. They were not intended to be functional and I believe the artists had formal […]

The Southwest-mesoamerican Connection

The Southwest-mesoamerican Connection For many years there has been much speculation of a connection between Mesoamerica and the Southwestern United States. Although connections have been repeatedly postulated and discussed, there has been no consensus on the nature of the relationship. In fact, many perceived of the Southwest as an ?island?, culturally and economically isolated from […]

Aesthetics

Aesthetics Aesthetics: Playing a Big Role In today?s American society, aesthetics is the main topic on every graphic designers mind. The dictionary defines it as ?Of or concerning the appreciation of beauty or good taste?, or ?A guiding principle in matters of artistic beauty and taste?. Aesthetics is remaking commerce, culture, and consciousness according to […]

Antonio is Alienated

Antonio is Alienated Antonio is Alienated I believe that in the novel Bless Me, Ultima Antonio is an alienated individual. He doesn?t seem to act like any of the other kids his age and has been through so much more then they have. For example, Antonio is torn between making his mother happy and becoming […]

Comparison Of Landscapes

Comparison Of Landscapes For the assignment I selected two landscape drawings. One is of the outskirts of the city of Padua and the other is a drawing from Donato Creti. There are many different ways to draw landscapes, as each of the two drawings show. In the drawing of the city Padua, the artist, gives […]

Our Time

Our Time John Wideman?s ?Our Time? is an intriguing essay of his brother Robby and the hardships of living in the neighborhood of Homewood. Wideman writes of his mother, his grandfather, and the troubles Robby had gone through which ended him up in jail for the rest of his life. Wideman puts a creative twist […]

Mr. Savo?s Epiphanies

Mr. Savo?s Epiphanies Mr. Savo presents many thoughts on life by the comments he makes during events happening in Reuven?s stay in the hospital. His comments can relate to events that Reuven experiences. Mr. Savo?s comments on life can be broken down into three categories. His comments are based on life?s difficulties, life?s lack of […]

All Quiet On The Western Frontier

All Quiet On The Western Frontier Despite the dictates of nationalism, ones rivals are no different in nature than he himself is. As Paul spoke to the body of Gerard Duval, in All Quiet on the Western Front, these realizations were brought to is mind; just as they were in chapter eight when he saw […]

A Bend in the Road

A Bend in the Road Miles Ryans life seemed to end the day his wife was killed in a hit-and-run accident two years ago. Missy had been his first love, and Miles fervently believes she will be his last. As a deputy in the North Carolina town of New Bern, Miles Ryan not only grieves […]

No Drugs

No Drugs When being a parent, you want the best for your children. You do not want to put them in harms way. Lately, there have been a lot of parents of children with ADD/ADHD who believe that the solution for their childs behavior is giving them medication. Sometimes it is not even the medication […]

Roman Mosaics Comparing The Camel Mosaic And The Alexander

Roman Mosaics: Comparing The Camel Mosaic And The Alexander Mosaic Though often over-looked, mosaics are among the most beautiful art forms in history. They are also very durable. Ceilings could cave in, walls could fall and crumble back into earth, but the mosaics remain. This is partly true because fallen debris would cover them and […]

Concussions

Concussions Concussion In my report I will be talking about concussions. Concussion, by definition, is a clinical syndrome characterized by immediate and transient posttraumatic impairment of neural functions. Some examples include alterations of consciousness, disturbance of vision, and loss of equilibrium. These are just some of the effects of a concussion. A concussion is a […]

Jeremy Rifkin Essay

Jeremy Rifkin Essay Jeremy Rifkin from the passage from ?The Age of Simulation? contends that the Television is the cause of and solution to all of life?s problems in modern society. He claims that we as a nation sit in front of the TV endlessly in order to fulfill some aspect of out life that […]

Excitation, Contraction, And Relaxation Of Muscular System

Excitation, Contraction, And Relaxation Of Muscular System Excitation, Contraction, and Relaxation of Muscular System Skeletal Muscle contraction requires a great deal of energy. Energy is required to break the bond between the myosin head and the actin active sites as well as for removal of calcium from the cytoplasm by the use of a special […]

Heart Of Darkness

Heart Of Darkness As the Heart of Darkness snakes its way into the savage shadows of the African continent, Joseph Conrad exposes a psycho-geography of the collective unconscious in the entangling metaphoric realities of the serpentine Congo. Conrad?s novella descends into the unknowable darkness at the heart of Africa, taking its narrator, Marlow, on an […]

Animal Farm

Animal Farm George Orwell?s, Animal Farm, was written to illustrate the events of the Marxist Revolution of 1917. He wrote this book during the time of the German attack against Russia. During this time, a popular belief that the Soviet Union was an honorable country concerned Orwell. He was fearful that they would forget the […]

Hispanic Artist

Hispanic Artist HISPANIC ARTIST Art is something that people of all ages over the world can appreciate. Art doesn?t expect you to speak the same language; it?s just there for you to admire it. Today I would like to introduce six Hispanic Artists who have touched the lives of Americans. Some were visitors to the […]

Abortion Among Teens

Abortion Among Teens Abortion among Teens According to cnn.com, Pregnancy, birth, and abortion rates among teenagers in the United States have declined over the past decade but still remain an endemic public health issue. The reasons for the decline include increased motivation of youth to achieve higher levels of education, the availability of comprehensive sexuality […]

John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent Perhaps one of the most well-known painters of the 19th and early 20th centuries, John Singer Sargent specialized in portraiture of the more influential and well off men and women of the era. Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt, oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, novelists Robert Louis Stevenson and Henry James, actress […]

Animal Behavior

Animal Behavior Animal Behavior I?ve always wondered why animal?s act the way they do, I?m sure everybody does because we?ve all grown up around animals. Certain things make them bark at you when you walk by and certain things make them bite. Animal behavior is very important to all of us. Without most household pets […]

A Clean Well-Lighted Place

A Clean Well-Lighted Place A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,? written by Ernest Hemingway, is about an old waiter and a young waiter working in a cafe. Also there is a deaf old man who is getting drunk in the bar. The younger waiter is aggravated that the old man will not leave the cafe so. The […]

Barn Burning

Barn Burning Barn Burning William Faulkner?s short story, ?The Barn Burning,? discusses the problems of the sharecropper, in the late nineteenth century South; Primarily a story about the relationship between father and son, the story presents itself through the use of symbolism. The most vital symbol in the story is fire. The fire symbolizes the […]

?I?m Your Horse In The Night?

?I?m Your Horse In The Night? Luisa Valenzuela?s, ?I?m Your Horse In the Night?, is a short story that can be interpreted in many different ways. Many questions arose in my mind while reading this story, like, was her fantasy a dream or was it a reality Luisa Valenzuela wrote this short story in such […]

Ferrets

Ferrets Imagine you?re on the brink between wakefulness and dreamland. You?re not sure whether you?re floating in the Milky Way, eating a mars bar or rolling around in you?re waterbed, chewing on you?re pillow. Then you feel something scurry up your leg. Bolting up in bed, you lift the covers and this is staring at […]

Glass Menagerie

Glass Menagerie Broken Glass In the play ?The Glass Menagerie,? one of the central themes is people must grow and change throughout life. Some people change and grow gradually and some people all at once have change for life. Though all the characters in the play do not change and grow. Laura has the most […]

he Scarlet Letter

he Scarlet Letter Since early times, Puritans have had the reputation for strong discipline, their religious beliefs, and harsh punishment for those defying their beliefs. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a novel that portrays the Puritans as cold and unfeeling. Throughout The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne goes to detail on how revenge can be […]

PostModern Era

PostModern Era Postmodernism blends old themes with new contemporary issues to create beautiful artwork that commands, questions, and captivates all viewers to participate in discovering its inner meaning. Along with an inner meaning and beauty, it was used as a form of communication that was directed towards social, political, and cultural problems within the world. […]

Animal Shelter Stats

Animal Shelter Stats Though shelter statistics are not very reliable due to the fact that we do not know the real amount of shelters that exist in the US. We can approximate that there are about 3000 shelters throughout the US consisting of about 15% of the US cat and dog population. Dogs that enter […]

Great Expectations

Great Expectations In the novel, Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens the principal character, Pip, undergoes a tremendous change in character. I would like to explore with you the major incidents in Pip?s childhood that contribute to his change from an innocent child to someone consumed by false values and snobbery. Pip?s transition into snobbery is, […]

Between Heaven And Hell

Between Heaven And Hell The book itself is an interesting twist on the premise of worldview importance. A meeting between John F. Kennedy, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley apparently takes place within minutes of their deaths. Each man did die on the same day of November 22, 1963. Their deaths were within three hours of […]

Of Mice And Men Lennie Analysis

Of Mice And Men Lennie Analysis Lennie Small, from John Steinbacks Of Mice and Men, is the least dynamic character, but also the star of this short but impacting novel. John Steinbacks conception of this novel is centered on Lennie?s simplicity. Throughout the entire book, Lennie?s personality and life seem based on three things: soft […]

Coyote Animal Investigation

Coyote Animal Investigation What animal is known to be a trickster and the Native Americans had great respect for It is the Coyote (Canis latrans) and that is the animal that I have chosen for my Animal Investigation report. There short high pitched barks distinguish them selves from other similar animals, but are known to […]

Greek Way

Greek Way The Greek Way, by Edith Hamilton, is a fairly good piece of literature that portrays the Greeks way of life. It starts off well organized and deeply researched and then starts to become a bit confusing. The author Edith Hamilton?s novel at the beginning gives a meticulous image as to what the Greeks […]

Bees In House Walls

Bees In House Walls Life Cycle and Habits The Queen The queen is the only female in the colony capable of laying fertilized eggs. She is extremely important, because without her no young bees would be replacing the old bees as they die. The rest of the bees pay a lot of attention to her. […]

Virgil And Dante

Virgil And Dante DANTES VIRGIL: A LIGHT THAT FAILED In memory of J. Arthur Hanson No linked pair of poets has, over the centuries, been considered as so significantly related a pair of poet-prophets as Dante and Virgil. Not only does each of them present himself in the role of the vates or prophet, but […]

Brave New World

Brave New World Brave New World The author of this great book Brave New World is Aldous Huxley. He was born in Surrey England in 1894. I believe that Aldous Huxley was one of the greatest authors of this generation. In 1959 Aldous Huxley received the Award of Merit for the novel from the American […]

Out Of The Silent Planet

Out Of The Silent Planet The Contrast of Malacondra and Earth In Out of the Silent Planet, C. S. Lewis contrasts the utopian society, located on the imaginary planet Malacondra, with a futuristic earth. This society consists of several different species of intelligent creatures. Lewis draws many parallels between earth and Malacondra. However, earth deals […]

Vonnegut?s Illustration Of Destructiveness Of War

Vonnegut?s Illustration Of Destructiveness Of War Vonnegut?s Illustration of Destructiveness of War Slaughterhouse-Five was written by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. in 1953. Whether the book is an antiwar novel or a science fiction novel is ambiguous, but after writing this book, Vonnegut insists that it was a failure. Failure it is not according to many critics. […]

Candide

Candide The novel Candide by Voltaire is a criticism of the European way of life. Everything from the noblemen who rule over the population to the church which holds influence over the noblemen are shown to be corrupt, hypocritical and arrogant. The first example of the nobilities? arrogance is the reason that Candide is an […]

Sea Turtles

Sea Turtles Sea Turtles are large, air-breathing reptiles that inhabit tropical and subtropical seas throughout the world. Their shells consist of an upper part and a lower section. Hard scales cover all but the leatherback, and the number and arrangement of these scutes can be used to determine the species. Sea Turtles dont have teeth, […]