Exoticism

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  • Laurel Zucker Essay

    This concert was performed by Flutist Laurel Zucker and Pianist John Cozza. This concert included works by Paul Taffanel, Olivier Messiaen, Eric Ewazen, Germaine Tailleferre, and Charles Griffes. Laurel Zucker is a flutist who left home at the age of 14 to study at the North Carolina School for the arts. She grew up with her brother and sister in Washington Heights, in Manhattan. Zucker begged her parents for a flute after hearing recordings and graduated high school at the age of 16 and studied…

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  • The Argumentative Indian Poem Analysis

    The book is a amalgamation of contributions of Novel Prize winner renowned economist Amartya Sen’s, glorious papers on public conversation and rational pluralism in Indian society that incorporate Indian history and uniqueness, culture, focusing on the custom public debates and intellectual pluralism. It is the perceptions of Indian culture, history, or individuality which is not inevitably distorted or discerning but also without having a clear scientific interpretation. The book is a coherent…

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  • Marisa Fen Character Analysis

    Marisa Ventura: Perpetuation to the Submissive-Female Stereotype Latino women in Hollywood films are often portrayed as stereotypical passive-submissive characters. A passive-submissive female character is usually the nurturing figure in a household - she can be found doing the interior housework, teaching the children in their homes, and doing as she is told, no matter what the task at hand is because she just wants to please the person that they deem as authority. Jennifer Lopez’s character,…

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  • Julia Alvarez's Before We Were Free

    Today, when the country of Dominican Republic comes to mind, some ideas that are commonly associated with the country consist of vibrancy, festiveness, beaches, and exoticism. What many do not realize is that the Dominican Republic was once a disastrous place to live in. In Before We Were Free, Julia Alvarez explores this world and the harsh circumstances that the characters deal with. It is a captivating piece of historical fiction in which the author focuses on the three themes of freedom,…

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  • Analysis Of 'The Bench'

    granted, or at least, to a lesser extent than in Russian. Thus, she prefers to use it for creating sophisticated texts for adults. Her career as an English teacher also contributes to the fact that English is associated with self-control: as a teacher, she has to monitor her speech and make appropriate word choices to ensure that her learners understand her. There is no need to impose such level of control over her use of Russian since this is the language of her nearest and dearest, and she…

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  • Facial Stereotypes In Ta Moko's Culture

    The entire Grounder culture takes aspects from real life cultures while also portraying them as savages. For example, tattoos are important to the Grounder culture, many characters have facial tattoos such as Emroi, introduced later but with a clear Maori tattoo. The Grounders are often portrayed with Tribal tattoos, clearly stolen from a variety of native cultures that use specific designs to create symbolic cultural meaning. Historically, Native people, with me concentrating on the Moari…

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  • Femininity In Shakespeare's World

    Yvonne Noble, in describing the early modern ideas of femininity, shows how passion, emotion, and exoticism characterized the east, and by extension, femininity, in the the early modern period and additionally, in Marlowe’s play (852). These attributes, portrayed in Dido as her love for Aeneas begins to overpower her commitment to her duty, extend from…

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  • Rebellion In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Sign Of Four

    Once the story progressed, the readers were presented with the character, Mr. Thaddeus Sholto, that represents the extremes of oriental obsessions. When the readers were introduced to Thaddeus Sholto and his home, there was immediate a sense of exoticism and luxury, because that was how Doyle illustrated the Indian artifacts, parallel to the colonies, to be: "The richest and glossiest of curtains and tapestries draped the walls, looped back here and there to expose some richly mounted painting…

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  • Dance Theatre And Religion

    Dance, Theatre and Religion: A Balinese Case Study Southeast Asia is a highly diverse region, home to myriad ethnicities, religions, practices, beliefs, values, languages, cultures and traditions. The variety of performance art, dance and theatre found in Southeast Asia “is almost staggering” (Brandon, 1967, p. 1). Some examples of performance art, dance and theatre found in Southeast Asia include “shadow plays in Java, dramatic folk rituals in Bali, masked pantomime in Thailand, spirit…

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  • Theme Of Hybrid Identity In Jlala Jalla And One Eye Red

    Migrants and the question of hybrid identity in Jalla! Jalla! and One Eye Red The critic Elizabeth Alexander speaks of 'hybrid identity', suggesting that migrant cinema pays attention to “...the ways in which second-generation individuals retain and respect their families' native customs while also assimilating into mainstream Scandinavian society, focusing in particular on the complicated ways they construct hybrid identity.”1 In this light, Josef Fares and Daniel Wallentin explore the ideas…

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