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The Day I First Rode a Go-Kart

It was a good few weeks into the summer holidays of three years ago, and I was eleven years of age. I was with my family on a vacation in North Wales, situated right near the sunny beaches of a town called “Pwllheli”. That summer we had rented out a wooden lodge from a dear…

The Definition of Avant Garde

In Twentieth Century Theatre from the time of the Renaissance on, theatre seemed to be striving for total realism, or at least for the illusion of reality. As it reached that goal in the late 19th century, a multifaceted, antirealistic reaction erupted. Many movements, generally lumped together as the avant-garde, attempted to suggest alternatives to…

Devastating Racism in “The Martian Chronicles”

Martian Luther King Jr. enlightened us with his dream “of a country where every man will respect the dignity and worth of the human personality.” The world watched his glorious speech, amazed with his fluency, honesty, and intelligence. People such as M. L. King Jr. revolutionized Black equality in North America. He contributed to the…

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The Good Earth: the book vs. the movie

The Good Earth, made in 1937, was an interesting portrayal of life in China during these times. Although I think it is a great movie for this era, I had a hard time relating to the film. The advancements in film have made it hard to go back to older movies; things like digital effects…

Kierkegaard vs Sartre: An Existentialist Approach

“Is live worth living? That depends on the liver,” is quite an anonymous, but knowledgeable, quote. Though this may seem a more modern way of viewing life itself, this quote actually resembles that of a much older perspective: that of an existentialist. Existentialism, is, essentially, the philosophy that life is meaningless, unless one defines that…

Literary devices used in “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”

Joyce has used the name Daedalus as a literary vehicle to give the reader a sense of deeper understanding about Stephen as a character in “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man “. There is a link between Stephen Dedalus and the Greek mythological figure Daedalus and this becomes apparent to Stephen when…

“Naming of parts” by Henry Reed, and “War is Kind” by Stephen Crane

“War…ouhh….What is it good for…absolutely nothing!” sang Edwin Starr in 1965. He felt the same vibe that both Henry Reed and Stephen Crane felt in their poems, “Naming of Parts” and “War is Kind.” Although these authors may not have said it as straightforward as Starr did in his hit single “War,” they still had…

“A Martian Sends A Postcard Home” by Craig Raine

Throughout Craig Raine’s seventeen-stanza poem several functional devices become apparent with defamiliarisation being the most prominent. Raine also utilises alienation to enable the audience to observe Earth and human behaviour from a Martian’s “alien” point of view. Marxist theories aid in the interpretation of this poem in that Raine suggests that the printing presses rule…

“A Martian Sends A Postcard Home” by Craig Raine

In “A Martian Sends a Postcard Home,” Craig Raine uses many metaphors to describe what a Martian would see if he came to earth. In the first stanza Raine uses metaphors to describe what a Martian may think a book looks like. Raine makes reference to William Caxton, who was the first to print books…

Overview of Martin Luther’s Christian Liberty

Martin Luther’s pamphlet, Christian Liberty, describes his feelings towards the Church. He did not agree with what the Church did. For example, the church had too many restrictions. Meaning that you could not practice another religion. Also, the Church had indulgences, which are supposed to be where if someone sinned, they would go to the…

Picasso’s Background And Life Experiences

Picasso was arguably the most influential artist of the twentieth century. He had some degree of influence in all styles of painting which were used during his time, and was known and respected by almost every art enthusiast on the face of the planet. Pablo Picasso, born Pablo Ruiz Picasso, came into the world on…

The Art Of Gaming

The Effects of Video Games Video games have been under a lot of scrutiny the last few years. Many people believe that they have harmful side effects, and that children and teens should not be allowed to play them. I happen to love video games, and I wanted to examine for myself the research that…

Should Art Be Censored?

Art is supposed to be the expression of feelings, the visual representation of what the artists is feeling or trying to show. All people need to have the freedom to express opinions and feelings to the extent that is acceptable, but who is to say what is acceptable? Beauty is in the eye of the…

The ABC’s of Aphorisms in Kindergarten

An aphorism is a short statement expressing a truth or clever observation. Benjamin Franklin and Robert Fulghum both used aphorisms in things they have written. Ben Franklin’s “Poor Richard’s Almanac” uses aphorisms in a more literal way. However, Robert Fulghum uses his aphorisms in a more metaphorical way. Although the two are different, both writers…

Commedia Del’Arte

Columbina is the perky maid of the ‘Old Man’, Pantalone. She is better dressed than the male servants as she is also a lady’s maid. She usually wears a knee length dress and an apron. The colouring of her clothes can be different in different acts, depending on her relationships with the characters and the…

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