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  • Voltaire And The Enlightenment

    and purpose of how governments and control over societies should be handled. These ideas are ever apparent within the books of Candide and Letters on England. Voltaire presents his reasoning and thus tone on religion. He also brings up the prospect of El Dorado, this Heaven on Earth, leaving us with the question of whether such a place actually could exist.…

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  • Satirical Irony In Voltaire's Candide

    Cacambo are astonished after a meal with the merchants of Eldorado at the thought of the jewels being worthless in their eyes. Candide and Cacambo soon discover many other outstanding features of El Dorado that are absent from European civilization such as education for all people and embracing the king. Both El Dorado and Westphalia are described as paradise by Voltaire in the beginning when they are both introduced in the novel. However, Candide left each paradise for different reasons and…

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  • Theme Of Satire In The Handmaid's Tale

    Satire is used in literature to criticize and point out society’s flaws. The criticism is usually masked in humour. Irony is commonly used in satires to expose flaws, an effective example is John Smith’s A Modest Proposal, in this essay he effectively uses irony, to communicate his argument about the poverty in Ireland. Similarly, in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale she criticizes the society that women live in. Atwood uses satire to display the oppression of women in political, religious…

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  • The Importance Of Gilgamesh As A Hero

    A hero can be classified by many things. A hero can be superman, a police officer, and even your mom, but what makes a hero? Is it someone who can fly or shoot laser beams from their eyes or someone who saves a baby from a burning building? I’ll admit some of these characteristics are far-fetched since I don’t know anyone who can fly or randomly saves babies on a normal day. All heroes, including super ones, all have something in common, they're admired for their courage or an outstanding thing…

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  • Changes In Voltaire's Candide

    Even though, the Broadway play complements Voltaire’s novel, Candide, there are noticeable changes made. These changes are made in order to captivate the audience. Considering the change in the time period when Voltaire originally wrote Candide, the changes needed to be made in order to contain more modern aspects that the audience would be drawn to. These changes will be discussed throughout the deliberation of the play, but the most important noticed change would be the doubling of the…

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  • Morality And Morality In Candide

    As an ironic story that focuses on many problems dealing with philosophy and theology, Voltaire’s “Candide” stands to clarify and possibly teach a lesson to the people that would hold too much faith in these philosophies. Many catastrophic events happen to the lead character, Candide, as well as just about every other character in the story, in order to focus on the problems that lie in detaching yourself from responsibility of their own actions leaving it to God, to fate, or to nature when the…

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  • Personal Narrative: Soccer In The Barrio

    fulfill their enjoyment, to help them appreciate the pleasure of being a kid and knowing that everything is fine. These kids are like family; they not only have fun but they teach me everyday life lessons. Soccer in the Barrio is located in downtown El Paso, Texas, the poorest place in town. This is where I am every Tuesday, helping kids through sports and enhancing their English abilities. What is Soccer in the Barrio? Well, let me explain the simplest part first. A group of friends and I go…

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  • Allende In Chile

    and basically create a revolution. It’s a bad thing for the U.S because we will end up losing money and lose trade with other countries that provide us with essentials that we need. “Nixon demanded a coup to determinate the inauguration of maix of Salvador Allende” (if magazine). If we let Allende come to power I believe that other surrounding countries will soon become communist this is a bad thing for the U.S because it will mess up our economy, we will lose trade with other countries and also…

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  • Salvador Dali's The Persistence Of Memory By Salvador Dali

    Salvador Dali finished The Persistence of Memory in 1931at Port Lligat, north of Barcelona, Spain and housed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1934. This painting was a symbol of Dali’s work and defined surrealism, breaking many of the norms previous and unique in its own way. The painting itself reflects a lot on the way Dali viewed a life and giving it a deeper meaning that others may interpret differently. Dali created a three dimensional experience that was never seen before by…

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  • Surrealism In Film

    When people hear the word surrealism, most people’s thoughts go to a type of artwork, a drawing or painting. The truth is that surrealism is an idea that crosses over many lines and not just art pieces themselves. Surrealism in fact began back in 1910 as a literary tool, to connect with the subconscious and spontaneous thoughts and feelings (Voorhies web). As the idea grew and became known throughout the world, more and more people would take part in the idea of looking inward, to express…

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