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    In Shakespeare’s 15th sonnet, he gives his own account of the human condition for a dear friend. Shakespeare’s perception of the human condition rests upon the fact that people grow, reach a certain climax, and then they slowly drift their way out of history. Shakespeare uses a plant metaphor to illustrate human growth and decay, and then he gives his take on how to overcome time and live on forever immortalized in our own actions. Shakespeare begins the sonnet with a simple phrase when he says, “When I consider everything that grows.” By giving the reader insight into his thoughts, he allows us to truly analyze his work word for word. In this brief line, we are encountered with a simple thought of things that “grow” and this portrays a certain…

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    Nervous Conditions and Upsetting Illnesses Tsitsi Dangarembga’s novel Nervous Conditions focuses on many difficulties the indigenous people of Rhodesia faced in the 1960s. English colonization resulted in a radical shift within the local education systems. Rather than learn about their own history, local children were taught about the greatness of Western culture. Due to this educational shift, Rhodesian children struggled to understand their identity amongst the old traditional ways of their…

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    Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice deals with themes of the human condition. Ruhl crosses a wide spectrum of all things that make us human, including mortality, suffering, fear, ignorance, nativity, creativity, and familial and romantic love. My goal in the staging of this scene is to wake up these aspects of the human condition for each audience member individual. These experiences are universal, although there are a million different ways to experience each one. My staging will take the audience through…

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    Only a short while ago did the world figure out how devastating colonialism was; to the land, and the people who inhabit it. We hear a lot of stereotypes about the natives of Africa pertaining to cleanliness and intelligence. Nervous Conditions a “coming of age” novel by Tsitsi Dangarembga challenges these stereotypes with the story of two young girls. Though, her family portrays the opposite of these stereotypes it doesn’t mean that it comes without problems. We see a lot of psychological…

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    Human Condition Portrayed in Art Through the journey that life can take, emotional experiences influence one’s perspective, inspiring one to give birth to profound works of art. Such works of art that can speak volumes and even move their audience to tears. Every human being expresses their grief and sorrow differently. Pablo Picasso expressed his guilt, sorrow and pain after losing his friend to suicide through his painting, “The Old Guitarist” in 1903. Horatio G. Spafford expressed his…

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    The well known childhood song eerily floats through the air, “Ring around the rosy, a pocketful of posies ‘Ashes, Ashes’ we all fall down.” This classic nursery rhyme that children innocently sing originated from the Bubonic Plague that infested London during the seventeenth century. The unsettling truth reveals that the song conveys the plague’s story: it resulted in a pink ring on the skin, posies in pockets to ward off repugnant odors, and the ashes of cremated bodies. The irony appears when…

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    Two female characters, Marji from Persepolis, and Tambu from Nervous Conditions, go through struggles to overcome entrapment and ultimately escape. Throughout these two novels, Marji and Tambu both embody most of the ten characteristics of an archetypal female hero. Marji and Tambu both experience gender expectations, become an outcast, and go on a journey to create a better life. Also, in the beginning of both novels, Marji and Tambu live an ordinary life, then confront gender oppression,…

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    Brave Women in Nervous Conditions “Can you cook books and feed them to your husband? Stay at home with your mother. Learn to cook and clean. Grow vegetables." (15) One of the most significant quotes in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions sets the tone on how women are viewed and treated throughout this story. Set in a postcolonial Zimbabwe Nervous Conditions tells the story of four women who are living in a man’s world. Underestimated, unappreciated and dominated, each of these women stand…

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    In this assignment I will look at Rogers’ s six conditions and why they are considered necessary and sufficient for therapeutic change. I will also consider the implications of this theory for counsellor education. After a short amount of time studying Person Centred Counselling the understanding of how the six conditions are necessary and sufficient is starting to emerge and become a real part of my conscious actions and way of being. Each of the six conditions come with their own…

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    The logo was regarded as unlikable by thirteen out of the twenty participants in the control condition compared to only five in the experimental condition. The results show that they were statistically significant, therefore, they were not down to just chance alone. In consideration of this the results support the hypothesis that if the DE100 logo is paired with a corresponding positive image (graduating students) then it is perceived more favourably than if it is not. This could have been…

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