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  • Narrative Voice In A Mere Interlude By Thomas Hardy

    The short story “A Mere interlude” written by Thomas Hardy makes effective use of narrative voice to reveal the intentions of Hardy in crafting such a story. The irony of the title, as what was supposed to be “A Mere Interlude”, Baptista’s short and tragic marriage to her ex-lover Charles Stow, eventually takes form as a major turning point in her life. It subjects her to much emotional turmoil and eventually leads her back to the one thing she hoped to escape from through her marriage to Mr.Heddegan in the first place; education. Despite such a predicament, Baptista is able to find happiness in her life as she grows to understand humanity. Through the use of an omniscient narrator and a sympathetic tone, Hardy expresses his pity for the New Woman and his views of the world. Therefore, the narrative voice in this story is essential in shaping Hardy’s intended message of sympathy for the Victorian New Woman amidst the harsh circumstances of life in the Victorian Period. The use of an omniscient narrator allows the reader to gain insight into Baptista’s thoughts and feelings. This allows the reader to understand the inner conflicts Baptista goes through and hence empathise with her situation. It is revealed that Baptista does not “like keeping school”. She says “Well, I simply hate school. I don’t care for children- they are unpleasant, troublesome little things.” The basic but harsh language ‘simply hate’, ‘unpleasant, troublesome little things’ highlights Baptista’s…

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  • Bauhaus Unified Architecture

    most influential masterpieces in the modern design. The school was developed in the 1900's under the hands of three different architects. The founder and the creator of the Bauhaus was Walter Gropius from 1919 to 1928, Hannes Meyer took the lead after Walter from 1928 to 1930, the school was then closed by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe when he was pressurized by the Nazi directed government. However closing the school didn't stop the staff from pursuing their job and spreading the school's…

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  • Twyla Tharp Essay

    to California in 1963 and completed her degree in Art history in New York. Compared to other dancers, at a young age, she learnt quite a number of genres in the arts like ballet, tap, jazz, modern and music. When she was just a year and a half old she was already given piano lessons. Her first dance lesson was at the Vera Lynn School of Dance. During her dancing years, she had lessons from Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham and later, she joined Paul Taylor’s dance company. Even so, she formed…

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  • Art Nouveau Vs Art Deco

    Art deco’s elements are applied in the modern popular architecture and furniture The World War 1 is occurred between the Art Nouveau and the Art Deco. Both of two movements affected by the World War 1. They are two different style. The big difference of them is Art Nouveau is asymmetric while Art Deco is geometric. Both of two movements has affected our architecture and furniture, but for the effectiveness of the modern popular architecture and furniture, the role of Art Deco is bigger than Art…

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  • The Characteristics Of The Expressionism Movement

    INTRODUCTION The Expressionism movement is an impressive modern art movement that depicted subjective emotion rather than objective reality. This movement used distortion, exaggeration and different elements to express the artist’s feelings that made it different from any other movement (artmonement.co). It has a unique sense of artistic style that uses intense colors and agitated brushstrokes with high qualities that not only affected fine art but also theatre, literature and many more…

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  • Modern Time Analysis

    SOCIOLOGY ASSIGNMENT MODERN TIMES (1936)-A REVIEW INTRODUCTION: Today we live in an era replete with all the luxuries of modernity. Indeed coming off traditional lifestyle and moving into modern times brought about great changes both positive and negative. Though the origins of modernity can be traced back a hundred years, it was only in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that recognisably modern societies appeared. Also known as the Great Transformation period there were stark…

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  • Modernism: The Barcelona Pavilion

    Modernism and Modernisms - Semester 1 The modernist building that I will be discussing in this essay is the Barcelona Pavilion. The Modern Period began from the late 19th Century all the way to early 20th Century. “Modernism, in the arts, a radical break with the past and the concurrent search for new forms of expression.” This was an era defined by industrialisation and social change after World War 2. Paul Greenhalgh using a postmodern perspective describes modernity as “a set of ideas and…

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  • The Role Of The Collectivist Society In Ayn Rand's Anthem

    For example, both civilizations want equality for all. They do this by having jobs assigned by the government that will benefit it as a whole. For instance in the novel the council of vocations prescribes jobs to see where people are needed to benefit their brothers (Anthem 22). Next, everything is shared with everyone rather than personal property or the idea of one person having more than the next. For example, in Soviet Russia, Lenin took all farms owned and made them government property.…

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  • Le Corbusier

    “An urbanist who lived in a fishing cottage, an iconoclast who invented the highrise, an architect who wanted to be a painter”. Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (1887-1965, commonly known as Le Corbusier), was a well known modern artist and architect from Switzerland, later situated in France. His career years were later in the modernism period, yet he is called ‘the grandfather’ of modern architecture. In this essay, I will be discussing how Le Corbusier’s work in painting and in architecture, was…

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  • Stephen Fry

    unique artistic, expressive, inventive and perceptive quality. The very nature of aestheticism itself is to evolve, develop and come into itself, to adapt and capture anything from the nuance of a fleeting disposition to the voracious uproar of a generation. At the same time, what we deem as Great is almost exclusively Great in retrospect. Nostalgia has a dirty habit of making us lust for an unobtainable past; of clinging onto the romance of a tragedy that, at the time, would have destroyed us.…

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