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    White Rose Thesis

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    They, like many other teenagers of that time, joined the Hitler Youth as teenagers, where the message was that Hitler was leading Germany back into relevance and making them a prestigious country. Their father warned them that Hitler was leading Germany into a path of destruction and that trouble was going come from the corruption of the government. There was no immediate revelation in Hans and Sophie, but their father's words eventually got around to them, so they felt the need to share their feelings with close friends. Little did they know The White Rose was to be formed by them, giving the world a lesson in the world of dissent. Christopher Probst, Willi Graf, and Alexander Schmorell were all key members of the group, which began publishing leaflets in 1942, while many of them were attending the University of Munich. (White…

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    A Bag Of Marbles Analysis

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    In the memoir, A Bag of Marbles, Joseph Joffo recounts his and his brother, Marurice’s, journey of survival as Jewish children who spend World War II hiding from Nazi soldiers in France. The movie Sophie Scholl – The Final Days, directed by Marc Rothemund, tells the story of the founding members of the White Rose resistance group, established during World War II, Sophie Scholl and her brother, Hans Scholl. They were student activists against the war and Nazi propaganda and wrote and distributed…

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    Black Swan Movie Analysis

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    Black Swan: A Movie Analysis “I felt it. What? Perfect. I was perfect.” The movie starts with a ballerina dancing to a musical piece beautifully, and then enters a hideous black bird, which seems to torture the ballerina. The young and naïve ballerina is our protagonist, Nina Sayers, played by Natalie Portman. The ballet company she works in, opens for a new season. The director announces that the season will open with an ambitious adaption of “Swan Lake” with a new face. Nina dreams that…

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    This probably contributed to why they revealed so much. They talked about their next opera that was to come out, which was Orfeo ed Euridice. As it turns out that Mr. Calzabigi wanted to blend the best of Italian and French opera in order to create a new style that was better (Eckelmeyer et al.). Along with Christoph's desire to break away from da capo arias, they embarked on some revolutionary changes. Christoph wanted to "serve the poetry by expressing feelings and the situations of the…

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    Amadeus Movie Analysis

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    Nicole Orgeron’s Movie Critique- “Amadeus” 10/21/2015 Watch the award winning movie from 1984, “Amadeus” based on Mozart’s life, directed by Milos Forman then answer the questions below to receive credit for this assignment. 1. Name one of the Academy Awards this film has won. One of the Academy Awards Amadeus won was Best Picture. 2. Which actor was nominated for an Oscar in this film? Tom Hulce, was the actor that was nominated for an Oscar for starring in Amadeus. 3. What does the old…

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    Peter Shaffer’s 1984 film Amadeus is the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told from the perspective of his peer, so called friend, and rival Antonio Salieri. The movie begins with a man yelling Mozart 's names and saying that he killed him, we soon learn that the man is none other than Antonio Salieri and he is attempting to commit suicide. This act lands him in an insane asylum, where he is then interrogated by Father Vogler a priest who gets Salieri to tell him what he meant by he killed…

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    Amadeus Mozart Comparison

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born in 1756 is one of history’s greatest composers and became a protégé at a young age. When he died in 1791 he had already composed numerous classical pieces that are still considered masterpieces today. In 1979, Peter Shaffer performed his play Amadeus that he fashioned after Alexander Pushkin short play called Mozart and Salieri. The film version came out in the 1980’s. The film is an adaptation of Mozart life and all his struggles as a prodigy, and the man who people…

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    A Million Falling Blossoms Between five and six million Jews - out of a Jewish population of nine million living in Europe - were killed during the Holocaust. There were 505,000 jewish people out of a total population of 67 million Germans, or somewhat less than 0.75 percent in 1933. That is approximately 66,495,000 bystanders. The White Rose movement took a stand against Nazism and begs the question “what if”? “We will not be silent… we are your bad conscience. The white rose will not leave…

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    students - Hans and Sophie Scholl, a brother and a sister, Christoph Probst, Alexander Schmorell, and Willi Graf - and a professor, Karl Huber. The students all attended Munich University. Between June 1942 and February 1943, the group prepared six leaflets, with the professor responsible for the making of the first two. The origin of the name is not clear, but an historian named Zeller believed that the color white represented pureness. “Nicht ist eines Kulturvolkes…

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    With each passing day since I began my topic, I found it constantly developing with each new idea I had. In the atmosphere of autocratic and oppressive Nazi Germany, the nonviolent resistance group stood up against Hitler when opposition at all was rare and punishable by death. They surpassed Germany, protesting with bits of poetry and literature and eventually becoming international symbols of freedom and nonviolence. Eventually, I realized that all seven main members of the resistance, no…

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