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    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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    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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    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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    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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    One of the largest differences of the two structures is the large dome of the Pantheon while the Parthenon is rectangular in shape. Today this buildings are also used for different purposes with the Pantheon now being a Roman Cathloic church and the Parthenon serving as a museum (Diffen.com, n.d.). It’s clear that the Romans borrowed much from the Greek architecture in constructing the Pantheon. It’s also notable that they used their advanced understanding and many years of practice…

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    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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    Ancient Art Research Paper

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    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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    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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    The statehouse is built in the Greek Revival style which is a design type based on the buildings of Ancient Greece. This was popular in the US from 1820 through the early 1860s. It’s a masonry building consisting of Columbus limestone on the exterior which was taken from a quarry on the banks of the Scioto River. I chose to describe the architectural elements of the back side of the statehouse. Looking at the portico at the center of the building, the top contains the pediment space. The sima…

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    the architecture reflects much about the times they were built in. The Greeks worshipped…

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