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    Bernard Berenson was born in Lithuania in 1865, and moved to America when he was 9 years old. Berenson studied art history at Harvard on scholarship, and set off traveling Europe in 1887 with monetary help from patrons, specifically Isabella Stewart Gardner. When money started to run out Berenson still desired to stay in Europe, so he became active in the art market. In 1890 England, Berenson met his future wife, Mary Smith, and with her collaboration, began writing books on Italian art. His most popular writings being, The Drawings of the Florentine Painters (1903), The Study and Criticism of Italian Art (1901), and Three Essays in Method (1927). After a rise to fame from a review on Venetian paintings exposing 33 fakes attributed to Titian,…

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    Petrus Passage Analysis

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    Amy Chow Ms.Varone ENG3U1-03 16 Nov 2016 Close Reading: Disgrace “Lucy knows some of the women. She commences introductions. Then Petrus appears at their side. He does not play the eager host, does not offer them a drink, but does say, ‘No more dogs. I am not anymore the dog-man,’ which Lucy chooses to accept as a joke; so all, it appears, is well.” (129) This passage happens during the party Petrus holds for the land transfer, Lucy and David attend and are out of place, being the only white…

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    In so many ways technology and Google has simplified people’s lives. Technology has become a necessity for just about everyone. All the information people need is at the tip of their fingers, directly on their phones. So, because of the easy access to Google and technology, individuals should be smarter, right? The fact is technology and Google makes people stupid, and this can be seen in a series of ways. First of all, Google alters the way people’s brains operate, and as a result they become…

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    Mark Madoff was put in a very difficult position on whether to turn his father, Bernie Madoff, in for his Ponzi scheme immediately or give his father a week delay as he requested. If Mark would have not immediately gone to authorities, he risked looking guilty for involvement and risked the charges associated with involvement, in addition to possibly facing charges for withholding information on his father’s illegal activity. If Mark chose to wait it out, he would be giving Bernie not only a…

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    We all want certain things, and sometimes greedy people want more than others. Like just about everyone, I have been a greedy person, and have had greed. My greed is ordinary though it is my motivator to go to college, get a better job, and truly succeed in life. I believe greed is good and bad because it can bring out the worst in people, but others it truly drives them to just be successful, happy people. I hope to describe how greed is something that just about everyone has and what…

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    As far as a Hollywood movie goes, everyone wants the perfect Hollywood ending. To be able to have the perfect Hollywood ending, Hollywood first has to make the perfect character. The perfect character consists of someone who is all around good. They have good intentions, a wholesome background, and despite every awful situation they are put in they come out of it a better person. So what better way to portray the perfect character than by making them great with kids? That was, after all, the…

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    1. Gordon Gekko, a man that is sentenced to jail for money laundering, comes out eight years later and finds himself with alone. He is in love with money and finds a way to get his millions that he once had, when Jake Moore (his daughters fiancée comes to him. Jake wants to take revenge for his mentors death, Gordon takes advantage of this and becomes and ally. Gordon gains Jakes trust and pretends to help him by telling him where to find a large amount of money. He tricks Jake and takes the…

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    stories. The short stories “the Magic Barrel” and “The German Refugee” displays Bernard Malamud 's Jewish culture and background through characters and other parts in the story. According to Bernard Malamud’s the “Magic Barrel”, “Not long ago there lived in uptown New York, in a small, almost meager room, through crowded books, Leo Finkle, a rabbinical student in the Yeshivah University. Finkle after six years of study, was to be ordained in June.” (Malamud) This…

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    Now the reader doesn’t know what to think and questions what Barry is saying. As the reader is confused Barry rebuilds his credibility, as a scientific author, by quoting great French physiologist Claude Bernard and references to awarded scientist Albert Einstein. Now that the reader has been told even professional, famous, scientist rely on uncertainty they can trust what is going to be written throughout the rest of the passage. In the succeeding paragraphs Barry continues to explain…

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    In light of the current election, many hurtful and narrow-minded things have been said about illegal immigrants and their families. The infamous statement that has been blurted from the mouth of America’s favorite clown, Donald Trump, says horrible things such as, “When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best…” Trump also talks about how, “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing…

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