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Issues That Author Deals in His Drama Essay

… ¶ … Drama

Slavomir Mrozek belongs to the generation from the Second World War who grew and developed under Stalin. Similar to the other Polish eastern European drama writers, more cryptic parables have been written by Mrozek in which more subversive ideas have been exposed to the audience. This ambiguity has always remained an important part of the plays by Mrozek. After communism was overthrown, his work was not able to survive the openness and challenges of the new Polish society. Among many dramas written by Slavomir Mrozek that include The Police, The Cherry Orchard and the Three Sisters, Tango covers anarchist policies and brutal laws in Poland and an increased disorder in the country. The beginning of the play is marked by a household…. [read more]

Feminist Drama and Performance Timberlake Wertenbaker Research Proposal

… Timberlake

Feminist Drama: Two Plays by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Theatrical performance, beginning in the nineteenth century and continuing through the twentieth and into our current era, has been at the forefront of social and political change. This has been arguably true of the art from during other epochs of human history, but has been most noticeable in the modern age. Issues of class, race, sexuality, and gender were first truly explicitly dealt with in plays such as Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Ghosts, George Aiken's stage adaptaion of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, and other examples of nineteenth and early twentieth century realism such as Strindberg's Miss Julie and even, to a degree, the more serious works of Anton Chekov. The change in…. [read more]

New Face of Development Essay

… People in North American and in Europe have enjoyed this boon for considerably longer periods of time than those in third world or in recently developed countries such as China. Therefore, the baby boom generation represents the first that will live longer as a generation, which means a greater percentage of its population will be retiring and require the care of younger people. Due to the population explosion, and the fact that many developing nations either have or are getting access to this same technology, their propensity for living longer as well (although they are younger) will mean they will have significantly more interest and hegemony in the controlling of the world's affairs. This cultural dominance, reflected in sheer numbers including the fact that only…. [read more]

Creating East and West Nancy Book Review

… To be fair to Bisaha, the book largely achieves her stated goals, which do not actually include an analysis of contemporary events in light of Renaissance developments. Instead, her primary goal seems to be a reevaluation of contemporary understandings of the constructed East-West dichotomy, and as multiple reviewers have noted, she seems particularly interesting in challenging, or at least expanding, Edward Said's notion of Orientalism.

Though the book does not really address Said's theory explicitly, the effect of Bisaha's research is to challenge the notion that an East-West, barbarism-civilization dichotomy arose as a result of colonialism. In this, she succeeds, because her analysis of European humanist writings convincingly demonstrates a marked rhetorical and ideological shift following the fall of Constantinople. Thus, it no wonder that…. [read more]

Political and Social Environment Essay

… It examines the ways schools can and cannot address the issue.

"Children with healthier diets do better in school, study suggests." ScienceDaily, 20 Mar 2008.

[2 Dec. 2011]

This article summarizes a peer-reviewed, independent study on the relationship between grades and healthy eating. The authors found a strong correlation, independent of socio-economic status, between healthy eating and performance on literacy tests.

Fiese, Barbara H. & Marlene Schwartz. (2008). Reclaiming the family table. Yale Rudd Center

for Policy Research. XXII: XV (2009). [12 Dec 2011]

Family meals have been abandoned in today's time-pressed cultures. Families that eat together have a statistically lower obesity rate.

Fitzgibbon, Marian L. & Bettina M. Beech. "The role of culture in the context of school-based BMI screening." Pediatrics, 124.…. [read more]

Drama Is Tragic Term Paper

… Willy does not prepare his sons for the future any more than he prepared himself, and so, the Loman family is sure to continue to suffer rather than prosper, and that makes their situation all the more pathetic and tragic. As noted, they are all tragic figures who are held together by catastrophe rather than hope for the future. They are a sad family and their story is the perfect tragedy as defined by Aristotle.

The idea that this play is a tragedy is not new or unique. Critics and experts have debated the tragic aspects of the play for years, and Miller himself grew weary of the debate and attempted to end it several times (Otten 281). However, he also noted the influence Greek…. [read more]

Aristotelian Approach to Drama Research Proposal

… Aristotelian Drama

The Aristotelian Approach to Drama: From a Rejection of Plato to the Establishment of Plot in Poetics

Aristotle's Poetics, while not regarded as the most philosophically important or even logically sound of Aristotle's works by many modern scholars, has nonetheless been hugely instrumental in the development of Western literature, and particularly Western drama. It is in this text that the basic concepts of plot, character, and even the relationship of performers to the audience were all established and codified, and truly little has changed in regards to these concepts in the two millennia or so that have passed since Poetics was first produced. Most drama, and indeed most literature, has continued to define itself and its standards through the lens provided by Aristotle's…. [read more]

Restoration Drama: The Rake Term Paper

… In that sense, there can be said to be a subversive honesty at the heart of the rakes' acceptance of the married state, but that subversive intent is not directed against the institution of marriage per se; on the contrary, it tends to assert an idealized concept of marriage freely chosen between two free individuals who will continue to express that freedom within their marriage.


Edward Ravenscroft's 'The Careless Lovers' has been described as 'an engaging trifle' (Hume (1976), 296) and as a 'farcical intrigue of a very boisterous sort' expressing a 'genuine appreciation of the Restoration comic spirit.' (Lynch (1965), 160-1). It is little-known today, as is the case with all Ravenscroft's work, and is perhaps chiefly notable…. [read more]

Ideological Criticism Showtime's Drama Series the L Essay

… Ideological Criticism

Showtime's drama series the L Word, which ran from 2004 to 2009, features a cast of lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered characters, and has been lauded for its representations of non-heterosexual individuals and relationships. The relative dearth of complex lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) characters on contemporary television means that the L Word constitutes one of the few places where the public can see these kinds of characters represented with the sort of depth and complexity usually reserved for heterosexual leads. However, just because the L Word makes a point to include homosexual, bisexual, and transgender characters, this does not mean that it treats them equally. In fact, instead of presenting homosexuals, bisexuals, and transgender people as discrete points on an otherwise broad…. [read more]

Samskara This Particular Novels Deals Term Paper

… Samskara

This particular novels deals with the distinction as to what is bad and what is good, and this question could quite likely be the oldest question that humankind has ever had to deal with. It is quite likely that, as soon as the concept of morals became apparent to most of society, the idea of what is good or bad was discussed and argued about. It does not appear that a conclusion satisfactory to all individuals has ever been achieved. Naturally, there are ideals and values that have come into being but not everyone views these in the same way and not everyone sees the same issues as being significant. Even though the present-day is generally believed to be an age dealing with freedom…. [read more]

Advice Book. Book Report

… ¶ … advice book. This advice book should be about dating, relationships, marriage, sex, etc. The first two pages should give an overview of your book, main points/topics discussed/etc.; the last half of your paper should focus on addressing stereotypes associated with men and/or women, assumptions made about men and/or women and relationships; gender role expectations and/or sexual scripts. What assumptions about sexuality are made? Are there gendered expectations? What is the author assuming about its audience and their sexual orientation?

The book that I am using is the "Complete Idiot's Guide to Dating." As per its title, it offers comprehensive advice for the man or woman who wishes to date successfully. Advice includes successful dating into the cybercasting world; best places to meet Mr.…. [read more]

Greeks Book Critique on Ancient Greece Term Paper

… ¶ … Greeks

Book Critique On Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric

to hellenistic times

As the author of Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times (Yale University Press, 1996), Thomas R. Martin is a highly-distinguished British scholar and educator and currently teaches at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is also a Jeremiah O'Connor Professor of Classics and holds a Ph.D. In Ancient Studies. Within the last ten years, Professor Martin has worked for a number of scholarly institutions and has served as the chairman for several important archeological projects in Greece, Italy and the Near East. He is the author of several important books, a few being Peoples and Cultures from 1560 to the Global Age (2000) and the Making of…. [read more]

Global Peace Movement Its Origin, Development Research Paper

… Global Peace Movement Its Origin, Development and Context And Analysis

The concept of peace does not only involve the "ceasing fire" aspect, but also a much more complex side of dissipating the economic and cultural differences between people.

Philosophers and religious leaders of all times tried to propagate their beliefs involving the central role peace plays for humanity. They were joined in their efforts by political and business leaders in modern times. The history of mankind is though populated by wars making the ideal of global peace something that is still left for the future. Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire are among the first to acknowledge the importance of peace, in a primitive form or another. Some Greek city states from antiquity recognized the…. [read more]

Soviet Union and Its Successor States 1917-2000 Research Paper

… ¶ … Capitalism and the NEP in Soviet Russia: The View from Park Avenue

In historical research today, it is not politically correct to focus upon single individuals. It seems that historians would be better served studying genealogy (especially regarding corporate elites and their families) rather than the social sciences as a way of understanding the world though considering the inadequacy of the left-right paradigm to explain nuances in political development. The utter uselessness of this reliance upon a fictitious ideological continuum is seen in its inadequacy to explain the emergence of the NEP and its fruition into the Stalinist terror. The nuances of the history of the period can only be grasped by throwing out the paradigm, starting from scratch, noting the state capitalist…. [read more]

Contrasting Views of Classical Athens Pericles and Plato Term Paper

… Greek History

The Pericles is associated with the family which participated actively in the Athenian politics, and is the descendant of the family which 'held high command in the Greek squadron which annihilated the remnants of Xerxes' fleet at Mycale' (Debra, 2002). The Pericles was enriched with knowledge and wisdom, and 'his early training was committed to the ablest and most advanced teachers of that era' (John, 2002), and was able to achieve expertise in music, and powers of dialectic. The personality of the Pericles was the reflection of the 'calm and undaunted attitude of mind' which he actively practiced in the midst of the trails and tribulation. The Pericles adopted tough stand against prejudice and corruption, and tried to ensure that every authority underwent…. [read more]

German Reunification Term Paper

… ¶ … Reunification on the German State and People Today

The physical Berlin Wall may be gone, but some observers suggest that it remains in the minds of many older Germans that lived with a divided Germany for most of their adult lives. Indeed, many people were surprised at just how quickly the Berlin Wall fell when it finally did, but the fallout from this event has not gone away and in many ways has become even more pronounced in recent years. To help understand the current situation in Germany today, this paper provides an overview of the reunification of East and West Germany, the process that led to it, and the political opposing forces that emerged in response. The focus of the paper will…. [read more]

Race Gender and Sexuality Essay

… Ghosts

In both Beloved by Toni Morrison and in Grace Cho's Haunting the Korean Diaspora, the characters are both haunted by past memories. Both authors invite the readers into a twilight zone landscape that is hidden, but not really completely gone. It is deliberately buried, but not forgotten by the protagonists. In their lives, ghosts from the horrible past haunt the ethnic landscape of the present. In this essay, the author will compare and contrast the ways in which questions of ghosting and haunting are central to our literary works this semester. It is the author's contention that the hauntings allow the reader to personalize the characters and then care for them since they can the relate with the suffering humanity in a horror landscape.…. [read more]

Historical Contexts and Literature Term Paper

… ¶ … human condition transcends the esoteric and becomes real is through the human ability to conceptualize events outside of the horrific reality of the event and turn these events into something nobler, something more timeless, and even something more meaningful to future generations. One way we humans tend to look at these grand processes is to extrapolate behaviors into their smallest component. When looking at human nature, for instance, we find that biological determinism has become part of the way we explain the human condition. . It claims, for example, that the behavior of human beings is determined by the genes possessed by individuals and leads to the conclusion that all human society is governed by the sum of the behavior of all the…. [read more]

Emperors and Gladiators by Thomas Wiedemann Term Paper

… Emperors and Gladiators

The history of the Roman Empire can be considered to be one of the most controversial yet most interesting pieces of history. It deals with an issue that has been a clear and constant subject for debate in all manuals of history. The talk about emperors and gladiators represented one of the most interesting themes of the history of ancient times and a lot of books addressed this issue. However, "Emperors and Gladiators" by Thomas Wiedemann tends to look at this relation from a different angle. In this sense, he discusses in his book the relationship that exists between the rulers and the ruled ones. However, he achieves this by pointing out several elements which determined the experience of the gladiators as…. [read more]

Cause of War Term Paper

… Clash of Civilizations - Samuel Huntington

In his book the Clash of Civilizations, Samuel Huntington explains that the end of the cold war also brought to a conclusion the way wars are fought based on ideology. Huntington asserts that the absence of the international image of two superpowers dominating world politics has opened the door to regional cultural and religious wars. He makes his points by combining statistics to prove his oversimplified theory of world demographics as an "indispensable guide to international politics." His arguments in that regard seem valid, lucid and convincing, but there are those who take issue with his positions. In fact much of what Huntington asserts can be objectively (based on history and the world today) challenged and indeed morally challenged…. [read more]

Manifest Destiny and Mass Immigration 1820-1865 Term Paper

… Manifest Destiny and Mass Immigration: 1820-1865

How did the United States acquire land from Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans?

Taking land from Hispanic-Americans: In order to accurately sum up the entire process of leading up to and fighting the war with Mexico, it can be generalized that Mexico had the misfortune of standing in the way of the "American Dream of Manifest Destiny," according to author John S.D. Eisenhower (xviii). And even though the term "Manifest Destiny" had only been coined in 1845, the author explains that "the idea of expansion westward to the Pacific" had been in the American consciousness a long time - even back to the inauguration of President Thomas Jefferson, who alluded to the territory west of the initial colonies as providing…. [read more]

Thematic Comparison: Divine Intervention Term Paper

… So here one has the clash between motherhood as nurturance of the individual and motherhood as possession of a home city and concern for the future -- but this is a far cry from the blood-thirsty attachment of the first, even if the intervention is similar.

One related element in both the Iliad and the Aenid, of course, is the way in which the gods provoke humans to battles that they would not otherwise undertake, and then intentionally foil the peace process. In the Aenid, for example, Juno keeps Amata in a state of refusal regarding the marriage of her daughter Lavinia to a Trojan which continues the war between the Latins and Trojans. However, this happens with far greater frequency in the Iliad, in…. [read more]

Lexus and the Olive Tree Book Review

… Both mundane and magical topics are discussed in detail with profound understanding thereby instantly grabbing the attention as well as arousing the interest of the reader. The intricate yet extremely knowledgeable pearls of wisdom revolving around the international affairs are presented in the form of metaphorical stories thereupon assisting even the inexperienced lot and novices to comprehend the complexities of the economic arena.

With the world rapidly transmuting into a global village, Thomas Friedman offers a beautifully and skillfully woven analysis of the functioning of the global economy and the significance of its existence. As he writes and explains its readers in the very first chapter of his book: (Friedman, Chapter 1, p. 8)

The globalization system, unlike the Cold War system, is not static,…. [read more]

Science and How to Save the World Essay

… It may seem a paradox, at first, since language is what differentiates us humans from the animal world. Lopez advises adults to let the environment speak to the children instead of us trying to teach them about something we hardly know anymore. Lopez and Diamond suggest that we continue to fail in acting like an integral and irreplaceable part of the whole universe.

The difference between them is that Lopez hints at a third dimension: spirituality. The mind and the heart are present in Diamond's writing, the soul joins in the conversation in Lopez' essay. They both advise readers to get read of the background noise that impedes one of hearing what really matters.

Lopez takes us into the woods, not for isolation reasons, but…. [read more]

Rhetoric in Great Speeches Cultural Essay

… This surely got the attention of every man, woman, and child that was old enough to be conversant with the English language. That line was preceded by one of the most poignant and powerful sentences that any president uttered at any time in the twentieth century: "The sudden criminal attacks perpetrated by the Japanese in the Pacific provide the climax of a decade of international immorality" (

His fireside chat pointed out clearly that the United States wasn't alone in its fight against the treachery of Japan and Germany. He made it a universal theme when he told Americans listening on the radio, "Together with other free peoples, we are now fighting to maintain our right to live among our world neighbors in freedom and…. [read more]

Communism and Soviet Union -- the Approach Term Paper

… Communism and Soviet Union -- The approach might be to look at how the fall of the Berlin Wall was carried or treated throughout the world via the media

Postwar Geopolitical Conflict in Europe

The post Second World War Scenario brought social transformations throughout Europe. Some of these transformations had been peaceful while others had been violent. The forces of liberalism and socialism had gone head to head not just in the theoretical world but also in the political and financial circles. However, all these battles came to an abrupt halt after the fall of Moscow and subsequently the Berlin Wall in 1989. Werz (2001) asserts, "The tremendous and often violent social transformations during the "age of the extremes" are difficult enough to grasp. Yet…. [read more]

Western Civ. V The Philosophes Believed Research Paper

… Western Civ. V

The philosophes believed that moral values and the value of life itself are enshrined in natural law and that therefore the best way to discover them is to use the scientific method.

How did the romantics' view of nature differ from that of the philosophes? In what ways does William Wordsworth's poem, "The Tables Turned," express this romantic outlook? (Although we emailed the poem to you, we have also put it on the third page of this assignment.) According to romantics like Wordsworth, how was the meaning of life to be found?

Romanticism began as a reaction -- not so much against anything tangible, more as a result of prevailing tendencies and moods. In music it was a way to expand Classical…. [read more]

Cold War Era When We Remove Essay

… Cold War Era

When we remove the threat of nuclear war that loomed large during the Cold War era, it then becomes possible to engage in rational discourse on the subject. It is a subject that is endless in the complexities of the events and the powerful people behind those events. This paper concerns itself with those powerful world leaders, and events, using primary source documents and interviews, then, analyzing those sources to a measure of understanding the people and events today. The Cold War was a critical period in the history of the world, and it is the impact of the Cold War that continues to be a major influence on how world leaders respond to international threats and events today. Understanding the Cold…. [read more]

Future of Cuba Term Paper

… Cuba After Castro

Cuba is an island nation some 90 miles from Florida, and proximity alone gives this country great importance in the thinking of American leaders. More than this, however, Cuba represents a major loss in the Western Hemisphere, a country that is Communist-led and that has therefore been viewed as a major security threat to the United States. At times, that threat has been given even more weight, as it was during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. At other times, the threat has been less specific and often derives largely from antipathy to the leadership and to the very idea of Communism. In addition, Cuba holds a place of importance because of the many exiles from Cuba who have come to the…. [read more]

Hidden War: A Russian Journalist Book Report

… The weak areas of the book are that there were only descriptions of two brief actions in the book, one was in the first few chapters and the other was at the end of the story. Besides this, Borovik goes on and on about bloodshed, nightmares, and the countless horrors of war he personally witnessed, but makes it less interesting because he fails to give any details. This makes its less imaginative for the reader.

Originally, the book was written in Russian, since it was written primarily for the people who had been living in a society without freedom of the press. This book broke all barriers when Borovik wrote the story about how Moscow was not telling the truth about the war, and also…. [read more]

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