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  • Theme Of Supernatural Elements In Dorian Gray

    How does Oscar Wilde use the central character of Dorian Gray to create supernatural effects in the PODG ? Something that must be established, to understand the supernatural in a PODG is the contrast between a material objects and a living organism. Its key due to the fact Dorian begins in the play living as a living thing, however in some respects he becomes a material object after “selling his soul”. Dorian fails to comprehend the concept of ageing and it angers him that his painting will “never be older than this particular day in June”, however Dorian will and has aged passed it , he wishes “It were only the other way round.” Upon realising this it does cause Dorian real pain as a “sharp pang of pain struck through him like a knife,” and it then felt “as if a hand of ice had been laid upon his heart”, this seems to be a visual tool used by O.W to show how a knife cut through, Dorian chest much like a surgeon. Then his heart was grabbed by a hand, and as the heart is often seen as the soul of the person, I am led to believe this is a way of showing that Dorians Soul has essentially been removed, and placed in the painting. Then moments later the conviction in which Dorian says “I would give my soul”, really does seem to reverberate with the other characters and shock them it seems. It really does to reinforce the fact that Dorian has lost his soul already and it’s gone and he ceases to live as human but as an object. The way O.W makes Dorians temper change from someone…

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  • Greek Architecture Vs Roman Architecture Essay

    The Greek and Romans were two contrasting civilizations that both valued Architecture but approached it and used it differently from one another. Ancient Greek architects strove for precision, beauty and excellence which hallmarked Greek Art in general. They paid very much attention in ensuring many of their buildings mirrored one another. This obviously meant the Greeks were under strict rule to when it came to designing their mammoth structures. There precision in ensuring that buildings…

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  • Summary Of Architecture In City And Sanctuary By Christina Yeroulanon

    form of architecture over a few centuries in Greek civilization. In Yeroulanon’s chapter there an emphasis on the Doric and Ionic on the evolution of the architecture in terms of the creation of different types of buildings. Palagia’s chapter was more orientated towards the variations in the sculptures with respect to the Doric and Ionic order over time. In “Architecture in City and Sanctuary”, the primary focus of the chapter was on the development of the architecture in terms of form,…

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  • Greek Architectural Orders

    Poseidon at Cape Sounion It is common knowledge that Greek temples are admired remains of the ancient world, but what isn’t known by most is the ingenious architecture behind them. The Greeks took great pride in their temples, building them near flawlessly and placing them on the highest ground in every city, so that they could be admired from up close and a distance. There are several monuments that showcase the brilliant architectural orders of Ancient Greece that could be investigated upon,…

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  • Modern Buildings ( Built After 1900 )

    Think about modern buildings (built after 1900) you may have seen either in person or in pictures that were designed in a classical style. I decided to describe a Northern California home that I was lucky enough to live in for a couple of years, mainly because it is a modern building (approximately 25 years old) but was designed with a classical style. I wanted to describe a building that I know very well and this particular style of architecture (or at least the front façade and columns) is…

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  • Roman Architecture Style

    Among the most distinguishable aspects of their architecture are their columns. They inherited them from the Greeks and each style is generally dictated by the capital at the top of the column. The Romans used them to commemorate people, places, or even events by carving into the columns. They would decorate the columns after being built and put them into place, often taking years to finish. They had three major orders of columns the Doric order, Ionic Order, and the Corinthian Order. The Doric…

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  • Parthenon Vs Pantheon Essay

    accomplishments. This essay will discuss the architectural accomplishments of two particular monuments of human history – the Greek Parthenon, and the Roman Pantheon. The Parthenon and the Pantheon equally possess unique styles and designs that have influenced architecture since their constructions. This essay will elaborate on these unique architectural visions of the Parthenon and the Pantheon, drawing similarities and differences between the two wonders of Greek and Roman culture. The Greek…

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  • Ancient Art Research Paper

    In antiquity, the gods appeared on pottery to tell a story. A specific piece is a krater which depicts Artemis and Apollo slaying the children of Niobe. In Greek mythology, Artemis and Apollo were twin gods. Artemis was the goddess of the Hunt, nature, and the moon. Apollo was the god of the Sun, music, and truth. Niobe was the daughter of the king Tantalus, a son of Zeus. The story goes that Niobe had six sons and six daughters, of which she flaunted and claimed she was superior to the Titan…

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  • Comparing The Parthenon And The Pantheon

    even if not perfectly in their original form, are the Greek Parthenon and the Roman Pantheon. Together they are monuments to human’s artistry and ability to create. Both buildings are connected in a number of ways and yet each also has very distinctive features and functions. Despite their similarities and differences, each stands as an example we can use to learn about the cultures from which they came. The Parthenon and the Pantheon are both built on sites that held the remains of previous…

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  • Classical Era Dbq Analysis

    Classical Period DBQ Have you ever wondered why buildings look the way they do today? Most of them were modeled after the architecture of ancient Greece. Also, several inventions from the ancient eastern hemisphere, we still use today, such as architecture, transportation, and the calendar. Many things from ancient Eastern Hemisphere influence our lives today. To start off, multifarious Greek architecture influenced buildings today. For example, countless buildings in our country’s capital…

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