Frederick III

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  • The Impact Of Kaiser Wilhelm II, The Emperor Of Germany

    initiation of WW1. Upon Wilhelm’s birth, his British grandmother, Queen Victoria, sent one of her doctors to deliver her grandson. The dramatic birth caused great nerve damage and Wilhelm suffered the consequences of a paralysed arm for the rest of his life. His disability limited his childhood as he was constantly enduring futile treatments to improve not only his posture, but his poor physiological state. Wilhelm’s dysfunctional relationship with his British mother was the result of his tormented childhood and ongoing bitterness not only toward her, but her nation. In 1888, a British doctor failed to cure his father’s throat cancer, which strengthened his hatred of Britain that had begun to develop from an early age. His parents, Frederick III and Victoria, implemented an authoritarian approach to their son’s upbringing and education. Their high expectations were maintained through cruel punishments and little encouragement. Wilhelm’s link to the British monarchy, in particular his relationship with Queen Victoria (Grandmother), provided the nations with broker peace. According to Historian Robert Massie, “He saw the British navy and was very proud to be the grandson of the great Queen Victoria”. Later however, he grew envious for her prestige and power over the seas and wanted to retain his nations ‘place in the sun’. The death of both Wilhelm’s father and his grandmother profoundly influenced the rivalry between the great powers. According to historian David Fromkin,…

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  • Kaiser Wilhelm Causes

    When Kaiser Wilhelm II ascended to the throne, Germany had everything set up for it to continue being a leading world power in a peaceful Europe. Due to Otto Von Bismarck, Germany had isolated France and maintained good terms with Russia and Great Britain. However, because of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Germany ended up outnumbered, fighting a global war against France, Great Britain, and Russia. Kaiser Wilhelm II was the major force behind World War I. He brought to ruin Germany’s relations with Russia…

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  • Symbolism In The Heroic Slave By Frederick Douglass

    Nat Turner's Confessions and Frederick Douglass' The Heroic Slave The names of Nat Turner and Frederick Douglass are remembered because of the fame that they earned as black Americans during pre-Civil War slave period. However, their names color the pages of history books for widely different reasons: Nat Turner led one of the greatest slave revolts in almost 150 years of slavery, while Frederick Douglass obtained his freedom and education, going on to become a renowned speaker, author, and…

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  • The Interior Of The Palm House Analysis

    This Italian influence resulted in Blechen 's brushstrokes being blunter and his landscapes to be more "...physically real to the viewer."4 This also marked the point in which Blechen moves away from allegorical Romantic tendencies, toward depicting the evocative aspects of the natural world.5 Interior of the Palm House is painted and completed after his Italian trip, as a commission for King Frederick William III of Prussia. When returning to Berlin, in 1831 he became the Professor of…

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  • The Explanation Of The Lamassu: A Horned Lion

    Standing majestically with a gaze protruding from a body of “white limestone and alabaster…” (MET), the Human-headed winged lion measures up to 10 feet and 3 ½ inches in height. Also referred to as the Lamassu, the sculpture is adorned with a “horned crown” that represents a spiritual holiness. Despite the crown’s intention to convey a state of “divinity”, it is in my observation to point out how outwardly phallic the top of the Lamassu head appears. It may be a vague symbol of masculine power…

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  • Theme Of Voyeurism In Psycho

    The film, as an entity, contains many elements, from the narrative to the mise-en-scène to the editing of the film. Robert Spadoni discusses many of the elements of film in his book A Pocket Guide to Analyzing Films. One element he briefly examines is the utilization of the prop and how the prop becomes a motif. To further explore this concept, this essay will consider Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. In this film, Hitchcock subjects Marion Crane to the voyeur through his placement of the owl in…

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  • Bate Motel: The Narration In A Film

    The experiences you have while watching a film are very interesting. Typically within a film, you, the viewer, is presented with a problem or situation and it is up to you to come up with the solution. These situations may have good results or bad, but it is always up to the viewer to discover the solution. Discovering a solution is not always easy. Historian David Bordwell believes that the narration in a film cues and constrains its viewer .Directors always find ways to confuse a viewer by…

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  • Theme Of Loyalty And Betrayal In Othello

    The two plays show two spectrum of main characters one being that Richard III is also the antagonist of the story, as he is the one doing most of the betrayal. While on the other hand Othello was never a bad guy just a man that was caught between loyalty between his own wife and a man he himself trust his life with being Iago. ”To entertain these fair well-spoken days, I am determinèd to prove a villain” (1.1.29-30) From the beginning of Richard III we know that Richard wants to be a villain by…

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  • Assyrian Art Analysis

    Innumerable works of art found in any of the myriad ancient artistic eras have specific purposes and are created with methods common in their particular setting. Many works dated to the period of Assyrian art (1363-612 BCE) share similar patterns of stylistic execution and representative meaning. The Relief of a Winged Divinity, an Assyrian artwork found in the throne room of the Northwest Palace of King Ashurnasirpal II in Nimrud, Iraq, presents a shallowly carved, highly detailed figure,…

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  • Intertextual Contexts In Al Pacino's Play King Richard III

    By looking at the way composers represent the intertextual connections between texts, audiences are provided with heightened understanding of humanity’s changing contexts in shaping the values and societal paradigms that transcend in time. Within William Shakespeare’s tragedy “King Richard III” (1591), Shakespeare’s depiction of the Machiavellian political endeavour regarding Richard’s personal ambition in the pursuit of authority as a product of his deformed vessel of his corporeality, reflects…

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