Gustave de Beaumont

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  • Patriotism: Alexis De Tocqueville

    Alexis de Tocqueville was born in Paris, France on July 29, 1805. He was born into an aristocratic family and had a relatively privileged life. His father, Herve-Bonaventure Clerel de Tocqueville, had a career in the French military as a second lieutenant. When Tocqueville was 16 years old he went to the college Royal in Metz, France to study philosophy. It was at this time that Tocqueville developed a passion for politics and he began to question the French aristocratic system. Afterwards, Tocqueville went to Paris to study law. The July revolution of 1830 had a big affect on Tocqueville’s family. Charles X abdicated, and Louis-Philippe took the throne. Because of the change of power, Alexis de Tocqueville’s position as Magistrate in Versailles…

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  • Modern Realism

    Realism was a mid 19th century art movement led by Gustave Courbet. It directly challenged the traditional conventions of academic art. Considered the father of Realism, he was an inspiration for many artists who would follow in Courbet’s defiance of artistic tradition. Specifically, realism sought to reject the idealized nature of painting and sculpture, in favor of a more realistic portrayal. Realists sought to portray contemporary life and real everyday situations, disregarding class…

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  • Anna Karenina Language Analysis

    Rafaella Espin Mrs. Baker IB English HL- Period 2 11 January 2015 Anna Karenina Scavenger Hunt The French Language Tolstoy incorporates the use of French language in Anna Karenina in many ways for various reasons. Throughout the entire novel, many of the protagonists state random words or phrases in French. Tolstoy particularly starts this trend at the beginning of the novel to establish the character’s social status and educated background. The establishment of supremacy throughout the…

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  • Creative Writing: Les Jardins D Eiffl

    We continue forward. The night is warm and inviting. As we approach an intersection, I note the large, pillared building to my right. It is a Catholic Church, Paroisse Saint-Pierre du Gros Caillou. The parish stands in obstinate objection to the infringement of luxury stores taking over the street. The sidewalk alternates between cobblestone and smooth cement. History, here, is refusing to yield to tourism. As we continue on Saint-Dominique, it is becoming abundantly clear that we are getting…

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  • Analysis Of The Gust Of Wind By Gustave Courbet

    During the trip to The Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, one of the most captivating two dimensional work was the Gust of Wind by Gustave Courbet. The energetic painting is not just merely oil on canvas, it is the representation of an oncoming storm in a once peaceful meadow surrounding a small pool. This realistic artist is well known for his paintings because they capture day-to-day attributes. Gustave Courbet did not focus on just landscapes, his paintings ranged from nudes, still lifes, to…

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  • Symbolism In Anita Desai's Cry The Peacock (1963)

    Anita Desai's first novel Cry, the Peacock (1963), is about Maya, a dissenting female who battles against three traditional forces in her life: male authority expressed by her husband; her female friends who play stereotypical submissive-wife roles; and her religion's beliefs in karma and detachment. Being over-sensitive, sentimental and imaginative Maya is a total contrast to the rational, logical, Gautam. By making a beautiful use of the symbolic technique, Anita Desai has delved deep into the…

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  • Narrative Essay On A Trip

    Day 1 I recently went on a trip to Europe with my mom, dad, brother, grandma, and grandpa. It was like living out the movie National Lampoon’s European Vacation but with two more people. I experienced a lot of cool and funny stuff throughout the trip and took some pretty cool pictures. So, I thought why not share the experience with you all? Every day I’ll write my experience of each day on my vacation and post pictures as well. The first day might be a bit boring compared to the others because…

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  • Eiffel Tower Essay

    Built and designed by Alexendre-Gustave Eiffel in 1887 the Eiffel tower can be considered as one of the most incredible engineering feats ever created. However now project ever gets executed without complications and the Eiffel tower is a good example of this. This report will discuss several aspects of the engineering process of the Eiffel tower. The engineering problem statement of the Eiffel tower was to build a suitable monument for the Paris World’s fair which would commemorate the French…

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  • Arc De Triumph: The Statue Of Liberty

    dream of seeing. Each monument I saw is imperative to France as well as the city of Paris. As an American, being in France was interesting experience not only because of the cultural differences. It was interesting because many of the monumental structures I saw were the models for monumental structures back in the United States. For example, the Arc de Triumph has a similar version called the Grand Army Plaza located in Brooklyn, New York. France is rich with history and cultural and it is…

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  • The Atomium: World War II, World's Fair

    The Atomium originally built for the first major exposition after the World War II, World’s Fair 1958 which also known as Expo 58 in Brussels, Belgium. The Atomium stands 102 metres tall with nine spheres and its stainless steel clad spheres are connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. Actual designed by a Belgian engineer, Andre Waterkeyn, Atomium supposed to stand only for the duration of the sixth-month of the World…

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