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    The double portrait of Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes, titled after its subjects, is a work of art created by the renowned portraitist John Singer Sargent. Both in its composition and artistic elements, it is, truly, an exceedingly good example of a work of art by its artist, for it depicts many of the stylistic characteristics that Sargent used so frequently that these elements became a part of his distinctive style. This double portrait portrays, as noted in the title, a husband and wife.…

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    Three different authors wrote about slavery , these authors are James Henry Hammond , william lloyd garrison , Abraham Lincoln . they all wrote about why they thought slavery was wrong . No compromise with the evil slavery , this article was written by garrison . Garrison felt like slavery was wrong because the whites referred to the blacks as animals . They used the blacks as slaves to do what they wanted them to do . In fact slavery he stated several reasons such as , “Then discriminate…

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    American People Patriotism

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    America has been built off of the goods produced from generation to generation. It has been acknowledged that American people are known for their patriotic acts. Americans are always trying to give back to their community, develop jobs, show patriotism, and grow the economy immensely. America was formed from the hardworking man. Giving foreign countries the jobs that the American people deserve is an abomination. As American people we need to show patriotism and give the country hope once again.…

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    Ambassadors China and Japan Han-Tang Period Before the 10th Century, history shows that contact between Japan and China was done through ambassador diplomacy. Tribal leaders in Japan in the early second century would seek knowledge and support from China to strengthen their position within their tribe at home and to exert military influence upon Korea (pg. 1). Throughout the centuries, Japan would use the ambassador to gain knowledge and insight from China and they would make sure they used…

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    The story takes place during World War I. An Italian nurse meets a wounded American soldier. They fall in love. Due to circumstance, they're separated from each other. The American soldier goes back to America to get a job. The Italian nurse, Luz, stays in Italy to open her own hospital in Pordonone. In the time that they’re apart, the Italian nurse has an affair with an Italian major. Luz writes to the American soldier telling him that their relationship was just a boy and girl love. The nurse…

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    Jimmy Carter delivered a speech on July 15th, 1979, that originally intended to focus on the serious energy crisis America faced at the time, but he instead surprised the nation by delivering a speech on the America’s crisis of confidence instead. In “The Crisis of Confidence Speech”, he addresses the country saying that the biggest problem the nation faces at the time is that it lacks the will and confidence of the people to do great things. At this time the nation was in the midsts of the Cold…

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    Essay On Civic Literacy

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    As civilians, there are certain fundamental pieces of our history and government that all Americans should know. This knowledge ranges from our rights and governmental functions to our nations beginning and shortcomings. Despite the apparent importance of civic literacy, it has been consistently found that Americans have little knowledge about their own country. This proves to be harmful in many ways proven through lack of political involvement, incorrect knowledge and the depolarization of our…

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    In the essay “Notes On ‘Camp’,” Susan Sontag in 1964 tried many ways to define the word “camp”. In the movie “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” directed by Robert Aldrich in 1962, two sisters in a love-hate relationship fight with each other. The term “Camp”, can be applied to the movie largely because Jane and Blanche both odd and different and. Surprisingly, Bette Davis did not win an Oscar for best actress as she convincingly portrayed one of the oddest characters in this movie. There are a…

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    In the essay “Notes On ‘Camp’,” Susan Sontag in 1964 tried many ways to define the word “camp”. In the movie “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” directed by Robert Aldrich in 1962, two sisters in a love-hate relationship fight with each other. The term “Camp”, can be applied to the movie largely because Jane and Blanche both odd and different and. Surprisingly, Bette Davis did not win an Oscar for best actress as she convincingly portrayed one of the oddest characters in this movie. There are a…

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    Turn Of The Screw Passage

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    A critical passage can reveal a great deal about a book. In Henry James’s “The Turn of the Screw”, there a quite a few critical passages. One that is particularly critical is the passage where the governess is conversing with Mrs. Grose before the governess meets Miles, Flora’s brother: “You will be carried away by the little gentleman!” “Well, that, I think, is what I came for--to be carried away. I’m afraid, however,” I remember feeling the impulse to add, “I’m rather easily carried away. I…

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