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    the concert. The group directed by Dr. Routenberg played three songs on the night with respect to order: “Doodlin’” by Horace Silver, “Meditation” by Antonio Carlos Jobim, and finally “Lady Bird” by Tadd Dameron. All three songs were well rehearsed and performed smoothly. My undoubted favorite of the set was the first song, “Doodlin’,” as it seemed perfectly harmonized, and the bass solo was a surprising enhancement to the tone of the song. Also, the songs were significantly different from the ones I listened to for my first report, as no song was greater than ten minutes long. Foremost, my favorite song of the concert was the first piece to be performed, “Doodlin’” by Horace Silver. The form was AABA and sounded like a Hardbop era song. My favorite part of the song would have to be its catchy melody, which was both uplifting and especially rich when harmonized with the horn instruments, something we touched on in class. The overall tempo was moderate and the harmony was finely detailed by the horns and piano when the main theme was being performed. Another interesting aspect was the cycle of solos going from the trombone to the piano, and then the trumpet to the bass; the solos made the song stand out immediately from songs heard both in our class and in my previous report. The second tune played was “Meditation” by A.C. Jobim. The song was from the Bossa nova period of jazz history, and the form was most likely in AABA as well. While listening, I could recognize the…

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    Bossa Nova was a Brazilian musical movement started in 1958 with the song “Desafinado” by Tom Jobim and Newton Mendonça. This movement claims to the Brazilian Elites the art of music composition, which, since the beginning of the 20th century, had a very popular characteristic. Until then, the Samba dominated the musical scenario, and it was produced by the low class population in the rodas de samba, which were groups of musicians who would informally gather in bars to play and compose. Bossa…

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    Shakespeare, is set in the city of Venice. The main characters all struggle with the conflict of money. One of the main characters, Portia, is a wealthy Princess in Belmont. Her dead father, created a system in which Portia’s suitors must choose the correct chest in order to marry her; Bassanio choose the correct chest and wins Portia hand in marriage and her money. Bassanio is in debt and needs money in order to save the life of his friend Antonio. Throughout the story, each character…

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    A proverb never stale in thrifty mind.(2.5.42-53) Shylock is very disrespectful towards his own servant, Lancelot. He says this to Jessica and is a reason why she hates him because she replies “Farewell, and if my fortune be not crost, I have a father, you a daughter, lost.”(2.5.53-54) This secures his fate of being converted because Jessica ends up leaving with Lorenzo, showing how much she doesn’t care about him. This doesn’t help in his favor because he looks bad in front of the Christians…

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    his future holds. Antonio, the main character, is an adolescent finding his way through the stages of childhood and adulthood. He is the youngest boy in a family that wishes for their children to embrace the life of the church. Antonio experiences family pressures to pursue a certain life in the future, but his constant questioning of ideals he once believed in, and the events that he has lived through provide him with the maturity to choose his own path in life. Antonio's family has…

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    Risk is a situation that involves the possibility of exposure to dangers. Risks exist everywhere, even the most minute of actions can place someone in jeopardy. It is an inescapable labyrinth that plagues the lives of all ever since the dawn of humanity. Yet its double-edged sword like characteristics of also providing opportunities and gains keeps many enthralled in it. In William Shakespeare 's The Merchant of Venice, Antonio, a protagonist, gives himself over to a life-threatening contract…

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    Merchant of Venice, Shylock, a Jewish money lender, is a villain in which we should be aware of. The first example we see this is in 1: 3 when Shylock reveals his hatred for Antonio for his religion, Christianity. However most of all Shylock despise Antonio for lending money without any interest. This shows that Shylock hates Antonio for no legitimate reasons. Being a Christian is not something that is to be hated upon. Lending money without gaining profit is a decision that one comes with, free…

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    Many scholars have argued about the role of justice and mercy in The Merchant of Venice. One of the largest interpretations of the role of justice and mercy is that Portia represents mercy seen in Christianity while Shylock demonstrates the emphasis on justice seen in Judaism. Rather than emphasizing one religion over another, Shakespeare utilizes Portia and Shylock to demonstrate how both concepts of justice and mercy can be utilized for self-seeking purposes in The Merchant of Venice. The…

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    "The Merchant of Venice," religion plays a big part in early 1600s venetian society. The antagonist, Shylock, is an extremely religious man who lets his vengeance get the better of him. Throughout the play Shylock was constantly being treated badly because of his religion. Shylock is viewed as the villain in the play because he is a Jew but is actually the victim because of negative actions done onto him by others. When negotiating a deal with Antonio, Shylock gives him the opportunity to…

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    about the penalty, a pound of Antonio 's flesh, but he can’t find any lawful way of freeing Antonio from his bond. Shylock entered the court and the Duke told him that all of the men gathered there expect him to pardon Antonio and forgive the debt. The Duke expected Shylock to forgive Antonio out of mercy, pity, and humanity. He undoubtedly thought Shylock was being cruel after his many recent losses, and that he would eventually forgive Antonio. Out of love, Shylock should forgive Antonio for…

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