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    Pussy Riot Analysis

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    their performance on the altar of Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior. During their performance they sang a song titled “Punk Prayer” which included a message that many people are still figuring out. Some believe that the song was designed to criticize the Russian Orthodox Church while others believe that it was criticizing the Vladimir Putin and the Russian government. Jeffrey Tayler, Leonid Storch, and Sergei Prozorov are among those people trying to solve what message Pussy Riot was really trying to send. Jeffrey Tayler is an American writer and Russian correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly. Soon after the Pussy Riot performance in 2012 he wrote an article that…

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    For over decades, speculation regarding the tip of the planet has run rampant—all in conjunction with the arrival of the new millennium. Identical was true for our spiritual European counterparts who, before the year 1000, believed the Second Coming of Christ was close, and therefore the thoughts of the end of the world was high. When the apocalypse didn't occur in 1000, it had been determined that the proper year should be 1033, cardinal years from the death of Jesus, then again that year…

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    prostitute, tragedy is your punishment and your only chance for glory” (Monsiváis 121), therefore it is not a surprise that despite Mercedes’ religious character, she dies as punishment for her acts, lifestyles, and sins. As a result, Lupe López, the cop who takes care of Mercedes, takes the place of Jesus Christ. Lupe is a generous and sensitive man who tries to do anything under his power to protect Mercedes and rescue her from her lifestyle--from her sins. There is a scene in which Lupe tells…

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    subjects. At his residence in Aachen Charles sought to build a chapel that would rival St Peter’s in Rome. He believed that a new Rome or Athens would rise in Aachen, not in terms of population, but in terms of bringing back the age of antiquity (Fichtenau pg 31)13. His cathedral, was built in a octagonal architecture similar to that seen in many Byzantine churches. Possibly the most interesting aspect of this chapel was that his seat was built on the second level, and was directly across from…

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    connection when he proclaimed that “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (in Classen p. ix) Reading became inextricably connected with the idea of “a spiritual quest.” (Classen p. xi) It called upon readers to choose the highest degrees of learning and intellectual commitment as well as demonstrate an ability to understand the philosophical content which was extremely important in the study of religion. Christianity and its spread across the various…

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