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  • Analysis Of Charles Garnier's Opéra

    scenographic elements to draw season ticket holders out towards the main social space, where they would mix with the single ticket holders (fig. 3). However, it is the appearance of the two primary vestibules that shows a marked distinction between the two entrances. Both rooms share an austere quality in comparison to the dazzling Grand Staircase, but the Vestibule des Abonnés is a distinctly more sumptuous space. The Vestibule des Abonnés’ use of rich materials (e.g. polychromatic mosaics, red Jura stone columns and mirrored niches) provides a stark contrast to the monochromatic arcade and statues of the Grand Vestibule, which seems plain by comparison. While one would be correct to state that separate entrances for the pedestrians and the carriages were needed for purely logistical reasons, the need for separate vestibules and the disparity between the cost of the two vestibules creates a distinction between those who could afford season tickets and those who could not. It was Garnier’s intent that this feeling of separation would diminish when these two groups would meet at the foot of the Grand…

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  • Description Of The Groundhog Day

    That night, I went to bed and my mind was racing. Our plan was set in place. As the clock struck midnight, I quickly snuck out of bed and got dressed. I was so anxious. I wanted to be ready at a moment’s notice. It took less than two minutes to put on a thermal shirt, a sweater, jeans, and heavy wool socks. I laid on my bed, staring at the ceiling, counting down the minutes. At 12:50 on the dot, I heard muffled noises outside my window. I sat up and looked outside. There was James and his…

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  • Gothic Motifs In Bram Stoker's Dracula

    In the gothic novel Dracula there are many gothic motifs. Gothic motifs are images that show up in other gothic stories. For example, in most gothic stories there are stormy nights, full moons, spooky castles, wolves, bats, horses and carriages, cobwebs, etc. From Dracula, the four things that show up most in other stories are the spooky castle, the stormy nights, blood, and carriage rides. The first motif noticed in Dracula is the carriage ride in the evening. This shows up in other gothic…

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  • William Durant's Role In The Automobile Industry

    of America’s prized possessions. Without these inventions, we would not have the ease of transportation we do now. William Durant deserves a place in history because he was one of the most involved in the production of automobiles. Motivations His motivation to get involved in this business came to him while he was still in the carriages business. A carriage salesman he worked with convinced him to buy a Buick when he could not pay (Gale Biography). This led him to believe that the automobile…

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  • Comparing Three Horse Breeds

    them. They only know that they're horses, they're big, and the general look of them. As it was mentioned before, these horses have a lot in common. People don't realize many differences. Some differences are fairly surprising. For instance, the origins of the breeds and what they were used for. The Shire originated in England as a battle horse. They were chosen for their strong and sturdy features because they had to hold knights in heavy metal armor in their backs. The Percheron originates in…

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  • Creative Writing: The Last Ride

    awoke from his short-lived rest, his eyelids - peeled apart to reveal a scene that was none too familiar to him. He had been on the same train for three days, the sound of train wheels clanging was just white-noise. The outside world, only visible through small cracks in the wooden carriage. He was a Jew, like the other seventy who had been herded carelessly into cattle cars, treated as if they were animals – pests. He went to peer out one of the small cracks, pushing his way through the thick…

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  • Theme Of Because I Could Not Stop For Death

    takes time for her enables her to think and gets time off from what she considered vital in her life, and put other things into consideration—“And I had put away My labor and my leisure too”—so they can just enjoy this carriage ride. It is notted in the beginning that the in the carriage its just…

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  • What Is Personification In Because I Could Not Stop For Death

    When a person reads a piece of work with the word “Death” in the title, most would automatically assume that the story is going to be about something dark, scary, and lifeless. That is not the case for all pieces of work. This poem does show death in a dark and maybe even scary way; however, death is not lifeless. In the poem, “Because I Could Not Stop for Death,” the author brings Death to life. Dickinson uses personification in her poem to show readers an in-depth view of death. Death is in…

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  • Analysis Of Wisdom By Philip Pullman

    He asked to be allowed to drive the carriage. The master of the house protested and said, “You have to cut the grass. You had better stay behind.” “But I must drive the carriage today,” Tertius said, “the grass can wait. I don’t care what happens, but I insist that I go with the bride.” He refused to listen to anyone and, finally, the master, surprised at Tertius' stubbornness, allowed him to drive the carriage to the groom’s home. On the way the young bride came to an open field…

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  • Parable Of The Burning House Analysis

    carries them through a narrow doorway. Rather than risking the safety of his children he instead tells them that if they come out of the house he will give them goat carriages, ox carriages, and deer carriages. The children, engaged by this offer of carriages, immediately get up and exit the burning house. Once the children leave the burning house they find one magnificent carriage and they are overcome with…

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