Alain de Botton

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  • Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun: Neoclassical

    Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-LeBrun, a Rococo era painter turned Neoclassical, was born in Paris on April 16, 1755. She lived to be eighty—seven as “one of the foremost portraitists in Europe at the end of the eighteenth century and during the first three decades of the nineteenth” (NGA, web) (May, 1). Spanning a long career with over 600 paintings, Vigée-LeBrun is “characterized” and marveled “…as the much sought-after portraitist of not only European royalty and nobility, but also of notable…

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  • The Sweetheart Of The Song Tra Bong Analysis

    In most wars, men are usually called into duty more often than women are. Often, there were no women around the camps the men were stationed, leaving the men in an isolated state where only the presence of a woman could bring them back some joy. The Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong communicates the story of Mary Anne Belle who was brought to Vietnam by her lover, who miss her company. It is also about the deductive analysis of Mary Anne Belle and is a collection of the progression of her…

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  • Views Of Women In The Courtier By Baldassare Castiglione

    leader was Teresa of Avila who was the Spanish st. and the founder of women 's reform in the Carmelites and her point of view in Riding the way of perfection, was basically that men and women are equal and her views of women are very similar to Christine de Pisan which was that women could do anything that men could do therefore the equality of men and women,"Lord, thou…

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  • The Necklace And The Story Of An Hour

    The Final Essay Compare and Contrast In the short story “The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin and the “The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassan, the main characters are females and house wives. While they have many things in common, one character experiences death, while the other character experienced a life lesson. The theme of love marriage and life set motion for quilt, freedom and lust in two short stories “The Story of an Hour” and “The Necklace” written by Kate Chopins. “In the story of an…

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  • The Importance Of Individualism In Society

    good rather than personal gain, people are forced to work together. Through these features of American democracy which de Tocqueville noted, Americans are able to balance individualism with the good of the community. The love which people in democratic nations have for both equality and liberty, results in Americans being motivated by ideals of personal gain and private interest. De Tocqueville does not imply that these rights of liberty and equality should be expelled. Rather, he believes…

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  • The Bicycle Thieves Analysis

    Neorealism is a movement especially in Italian filmmaking characterized by the simple direct depiction of lower-class life. De Sica's finest achievement is bringing the previously ignored working classes to the screen. His primary aim in the Bicycle Thieves was to use the camera to show how people lived. The non-professional actors give fine performances and lend the film a documentary-like air, even though the narrative itself is fictional. A crowd forms in front of a government employment…

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  • Real Personalities In The Necklace And The Lottery

    How Authors Use Setting and Style to Show the Characters Real Personalities in “The Necklace" and “The Lottery” The story “the Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant reflects on the life of a girl named Mathilde. The turn of events in Mathilde 's life helps in the construction of the plot. Initially she is portrayed as a young and attractive girl with the fantasies of living a lavish life by getting married wealthy man. However she ends up in a desolate state, after getting married to a clerk in the…

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  • Main Characters In Saving Sourdi By May-Lee Chai

    I chose to talk about the story, Saving Sourdi by May-Lee Chai for the sole reason that there are many aspects of character shown in the story. Along with character we see many different forms of the girls’ culture throughout the story. The three main characters in the story that I am going to focus on are Sourdi, who is the older sister, Nea, who is the younger sister, and then their mother. Overall, culture is one of the main aspects that defines character. Early on we find out that the…

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  • Existentialism In Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit

    Religious ideas such as the hotness of Christian Hell and the idea of being secluded for eternity are present in Sartre’s portrayal of No Exit’s Hell. Existentialism played a very important role in Jean--Paul Sartre’s life as well as his partner, Simone de Beauvoir which is why he made it very prominent in the character’s thoughts, words, and actions. Many aspects of Sartre’s life, history, and tradition, were used in constructions the characters, plot, and overall content of No…

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  • Michelangelo's Style Of Art

    Michelangelo is one of the greatest artists in history. He showed his passion for art through his works, which have become masterpieces that are looked up to today. Many of his works of paintings, sculptures, and architectures are ranked highly in existences. The beauty of his work had made him an unmatched artist that many have tried to become. Michelangelo’s style of art resulted in the chain movement in the Western art after the high renaissance and was one most famous artist in the Italian…

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