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  • Lydia Darragh

    it said “A few years later the couple moved to America, settling in Philadelphia with it’s large Quaker community. “ And from the same website it also said “Although the Quakers were pacifists - and most remained neutral during the Revolutionary War - the Darraghs secretly supported the rebel cause.” After they moved to Philadelphia Lydia gave birth to 9 children but 4 died in infancy, so she raised 5 children. William Darragh continued his job as a tutor while Lydia worked as a housewife. So you can see, she stayed busy before the Revolutionary War. Lydia played an important role in the Revolutionary War. General Howie used a house across the street from Lydia’s home as his headquarters. A short time after the british arrived, Major John Andre came to her door and demanded her to leave the house so it could be occupied by the british officers. Lydia had to send her two youngest children to a nearby relative. Because of the Barrington’s Intervention, Lydia was allowed to stay in her home. Lydia gave them a room for the british to hold their meetings in. It was December 2nd and Lydia’s home was being served as a conference. www.ushistory.org states “Also listening attentively was Lydia Darragh, who had positioned herself in a linen closet abutting the meeting room. When she was in the closet she over heard that the british was going to ambush George Washington and the Whitemarsh. Among the Whitemarsh was Lydia’s oldest son, Charles, who was serving 2nd Pennsylvania…

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  • Benedict Arnold: The Revolutionary War

    Benedict Arnold was a man who was believed to be capable of governing Philadelphia, but his actions contradicted everything. He began to make decisions that benefitted him personally instead of the state as a whole (Katie Uva). This was only the start to the many reasons Arnold switched sides. Even though he began to reveal traitorous behaviors, nobody suspected he would follow through with his ideas. The motivations towards his decisions were rumored to be related to his wife Peggy Shippen.…

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  • Ways Of Seeing Analysis

    Interpretation is everything; In the reading Ways of Seeing by John Berger, he believes that ,"the way we see things is affected by what we know or what we believe" (690). He also stateing that when we see something it comes to the mind before words. Almost as if it is developing in the minds and each individual can detail something different than the other. Maybe that can explain why there are different reactions to one thing. If an image or artwork is so offensive why not just look the other…

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  • Magical Realism In The Giver By Lois Lowry

    Introduction Magical realism captures the fantastic side of reality ,and it achieves its effect by mixing elements associated with realism and elements related with fantasy. These two worlds undergo a merging and become one. The term “magical realism” was first introduced by German art critic Franz Roh who considered magical realism an art category. Roh influenced many writers around the world ,and one of them is Lois Lowry. This paper will discuss some major characteristic of magical…

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  • Surrealist Art Movement In The 1920's

    changed the way art was defined, this was known as the surrealist art movement. Surrealism originated in the late 1910s and early 20s as a literary movement that experimented with a new form of expression called automatic writing or automatism. In Paris in 1924 the publication of the manifesto of surrealism by poet, Andre Breton made surrealism an international and political movement. Many artists and poets such as Louis Aragon (1897–1982), Paul Éluard (1895–1952), and Philippe Soupault…

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  • Rafael Nadal Research Paper

    Rafael Nadal is a professional tennis player. He is a twenty nine year Spaniard. At this time, Nadal is ranked number eight in the world. Since turning pro in 2001, he has won countless tournaments. A few of these tournaments include: the French Open, the US Open, and Wimbledon. After watching the US Open these past two weeks, I decided to write this paper on him because he a very well-known athlete due to a particular set of rituals that he performs before and during his matches. Rafael…

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  • The Persistence Of Memory Surrealism Analysis

    The Surrealist Movement was a creative effort to established a new style. Prominent figures and influencers during this twentieth-century movement were Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, André Breton, and Max Ernest (Dickerson 213). As a way to diverge from previous writing and artistic norms, artists began to use the idea of the unconscious mind as a way to better exemplify one's own imagination and mind. In the works "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, and The Persistence of Memory by Salvador…

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  • Truffaut's Auteur Theory

    Now that we have a foundation for how to encompass what determines an author and how to finite our definition, the theorists of week three begin to hone in our concept to a more narrow ideology. This week centers on the larger question of ‘what is an Author?’ Janet Staiger opens this week by listing problems with authorship studies, Francois Truffaut follows with his negative opinions of French cinema and what appears to be a form of authorship existing there, and Andre Bazin closes the week…

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  • Music Analysis: Hey Ya !

    Grammy Awards. Written by Andre 3000, a member of the hip hop duo, Outkast. It’s music video features a live performance by a band, whose all eight members are played by Andre himself. “Hey Ya!” takes it’s influences from funk, rap, and rock music to celebrate the relationships between men and women in the 2000’s and the importance of an individual's happiness. But according to the Writer Andre 3000, “Hey Ya!” is actually about his inability to maintain a relationship, and a quest to find…

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  • Modernist Poetry Essay

    a mood of either negativity or cheerful acceptance, each poet offers a unique perspective on Glory’s mutability. Through the generations of creative expression, few poets have had as fitting an example of passing glory as Thomas Hardy. His poem, “The Convergence of the Twain,” describes the sinking of the Titanic with negative imagery and contrasts that make what is already a tragedy seem even more dreadful on the other side of his pen. The speaker establishes the mood of the poem in the first…

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