John Gardner

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  • The Pursuit Of Happiness Film Analysis

    The Pursuit of Happiness, directed by Gabriele Muccino, tells a story about an African American man living in San Francisco. His name is Chris Gardner, who devoted all of his life savings into an investment to sell a device known as a portable "bone density scanner." He is a hard-working, caring and loving father who struggles financially to provide for his wife and son. With his wife working back to back shift to make ends meet with their rent bills. She is unable to live a life of stress with…

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  • John Donne And The Metaphysical School Of Poetry

    As one of the most prominent literary figures of the early seventeenth century, John Donne has engendered widely differing views regarding the merits of his work. His reputation stands on two distinct accomplishments: the witty, sensual love poetry of his early career and the serious, devout religious writing of his later career as the Dean of St. Paul 's. Donne 's poetry was influential enough to be considered the basis of the metaphysical school of poetry, as characterized by later writers…

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  • Bernard Berenson: The Study And Criticism Of Italian Art

    Bernard Berenson was born in Lithuania in 1865, and moved to America when he was 9 years old. Berenson studied art history at Harvard on scholarship, and set off traveling Europe in 1887 with monetary help from patrons, specifically Isabella Stewart Gardner. When money started to run out Berenson still desired to stay in Europe, so he became active in the art market. In 1890 England, Berenson met his future wife, Mary Smith, and with her collaboration, began writing books on Italian art. His…

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  • Isabella Stewart Research Paper

    Isabella Stewart Gardner was one of America’s most remarkable female patrons of the arts during the Victorian era. A leading art collector, she fulfilled a dream to share her treasures from around the world when she founded the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. Gardner did not conform to the conservative code of conduct expected of Boston matrons at the time and instead, is remembered for having a “zest for life, an energetic intellectual curiosity and a love of travel”…

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  • Priceless Works Of Art Essay

    collections, and the public never gets a chance to view them. Some very generous collectors like Isabella Gardner Stewart place their valuable collections on display so that anyone can enjoy them. When these works are stolen it is a crime not only against a generous benefactor, but against all society who is deprived of their beauty and significance. Two burglars robbed the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts on March 18, 1990 of thirteen pieces of art. Many were by…

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  • Garden Of Earthy Delights Analysis

    Andrew Marvell and Description of Garden of Earthy Delights in his Poems Andrew Marvell is a British poet who lived in 17th century. His poems cover a wide variety of themes: from the love to politics and nature’s role in people’s lives. Marvell often used exalted topics/ However, he chooses different approaches compared to other famous poets like William Wordsworth who was born and worked hundred years after Marvell’s death. The last author often covered metaphysical motifs like his experience…

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  • Depression In Nickel Mountain

    However, in Nickel Mountain by John Gardner, Henry Soames cannot live a happy lifestyle because of his lack of communication skills with the outside world. In the novel, John Gardner characterizes Henry Soames as depressed yet hopeful for a time when his depression will vacate his mind and body. At the same time that he is trying to overcome his depression, he tries to contain the savage animal within from making him hurt the people around him. John Gardner demonstrates Henry’s depression…

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  • Grendel's Encounter With The Shaper Analysis

    written by the victors has existed for centuries, with original phrase attributed variously to figures ranging from Niccolò Machiavelli to Walter Benjamin to Napoleon Bonaparte. Historical revisionism—history rewritten—is a theme that is discussed in John Gardner’s Grendel in the form of the Shaper, a minstrel who sings at the court of Hrothgar, king of the Danes. The Shaper frequently sings ballads that seek to enhance the status of Hrothgar and his allies, and portray others as weak or…

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  • Frankenstein And Grendel Comparison

    Comparison Essay The character of Grendel in John Gardner's novel and the Monster from Mary Shelley's novel are very similar because of the two character's loneliness, aggressive behavior, and inner conflict. Grendel deals with loneliness throughout the entirety of the novel. Grendel's loneliness is due in large part by his exclusion by Hrothgar's people. Grendel's loneliness influences alot of his actions and increases as time goes on. While observing the Hrothgar's people Grendel says, "Why…

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  • John Steinbeck Biography

    John Steinbeck was born February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California, Steinbeck dropped out of one of the most elite colleges and worked as a laborer before he became a successful and well known writer. He wrote immensely about the economic problems faced by the hard working and lower class during the Great Depression. He was also a very successful American writer, Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for literature and the Pulitzer Prize for his book, The Grapes of Wrath, which was written in 1939, that…

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