Jan van Eyck

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    Nature leaves me in complete and utter awe. The ability to frighten, calm and excite men and women at all levels amazes me. I think in every person, nature seems to have affected him or her in one way or another. Nature has allowed me to escape from the buzzing chaos of a large family lifestyle. I take my place as the fifth child of my parents. Being the fifth child also means I am the oldest girl and am in the very middle of nine kids. Business and echoing voices are constant at my house. I…

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    Apartheid was the codification of laws and regulations to keep Africans in an inferior position to the white Afrikaners in South Africa. Nelson Mandela described apartheid as ‘a poison that bred moral decay in all areas’ and it was this poison that he spoke of which dominated South African society from 1948 to the early 1990’s. Apartheid was implemented by an Afrikaner government in 1948 named the Nationalist Party under the leadership of DF Malan. Afrikaans ideology was that they were to unite…

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    When John Wycliffe and John Huss walked the earth, the Roman Catholic Church was a predominant influence in the life of most Europeans. At this point in history, unrest in the church began to grow. These men were among the first who wanted to see reform in the church who had grown increasingly political and wished to fix the doctrine of the church. John Wycliffe and John Huss desired to stop the corruption that had risen within the Catholic church and their lives were devoted in hopes of…

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    According to Oldenburg (1999) the term third place is used to “describe the public spaces used for informal social interaction outside of the home and workplace.” (Soukup, p.421). Third places are public spaces that provided “unique functions within a local community.” Oldenburg’s criteria for traditional third spaces stated that they must be on a neutral ground, must be social leveler, must be accessible, driven by communication, must have regulars, and a playful mood. Furthermore, third…

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    Little Otik Analysis

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    Analyzing one of the opening scenes of the film “Little Otik”, directed by Jan Svankmajer. This scene begins with a black and white version of two mannequins in many different sex positions. Preceding that scene is a colored close up of a tree being sawed and chopped down. We see the wife of the man cutting the tree down looking out the window with a saddened face. As she glares at her husband cutting down the tree she comes inside to open a trunk that seems to have a lot of sentimental meaning…

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    People have personal definitions of home. It could be where their loved ones are, where they grew up, where their heart is, or where their dog is. If one thing is certain about all these, it’s that home is where you feel a strong sense of belonging, security, and love. Finding all of these things in one place in your life can be a challenge for some, but everyone has some form of home. I have found my own definition in home. Home is no specific place and in fact can be multiple places; however,…

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    Miep Gies Is A Hero Essay

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    illegal ration cards her husband had procured as part of the Dutch resistance. Miep and her colleagues also made sure that the building was in a low-profile, so that suspicion was not brought amongst them. At their suggestion, Miep and a woman named Jan even spent a night with the eight people in hiding upstairs, where she said, "The fright...was so thick I could feel it pressing down on me." She and her “co-workers” were able to keep the family hidden for over two years, but eventually they…

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    Anne Frank Essay

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    She had her father, mother, sister, the Van Daans, Miep, Mr. Dussel, and many more. Because of all of the love in her life, Anne knew she had to be nice somewhere in her heart, and once again, believed the same of others. She believed this because of her character. For example, on Hanukkah, while…

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    Gestapo, German police, who then broke her limbs. She was sentenced to death but managed to escape. Irena Sendler and what she did was not recognized until 1999 by four high school students, in 2001, her story finally came to be known. She was given the Jan Karski award for Valor and Courage in 2003. Irena Sendler saved many lives and we owe her a great debt. In this essay, I would like us to honor and remember Irena Sendler, who died in 2008.…

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    Jan Huss Argument Essay

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    teachings and everything they had to say. The church slowly became corrupt because the leaders were trying to maintain a prideful facade. Leaders of the church decided to excommunicate and even execute people who challenged the church 's teachings. Jan Huss was one of these men that did not accept the church 's teachings. He was a Czech priest that was highly influenced by John Wycliffe. He was burned in 1415 after being accused as a heretic. One of the reasons why Huss was executed was because…

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