John William Waterhouse

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  • Perseverance In Penelope And The Suitors By Dorothy Parker

    Perseverance instills itself into individuals during stressful times. There are several references in the poem to Penelope’s perseverance both in her faithfulness to Odysseus and her performance of the duties of a traditional housewife over the twenty years her husband was away. The painting is a visually representation of this perseverance by showing Penelope intently concentrating on weaving the shroud while her suitors try and persuade her with music and gifts. The themes of perseverance, love, and loneliness are prevalent in many of the author and artist works. Both mediums are used to effectively to illustrate these themes but especially the theme of perseverance. Both the painting, “Penelope and the Suitors” by John William Waterhouse,…

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  • Penelope And The Suitors In The Odyssey

    True love is very strong and can be rare. With the millions of people in the world there is that person that others know is their one true love. While true love appears in life,it can also exist in literature. In the epic “The Odyssey”, Odysseus and Penelope’s love stays true and pure even while he is away for so long. Penelope greatly misses and aches for Odysseus’ return even though she has the chance to marry again to one of the suitors. But, her love is true and avoids the suitors love for…

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  • Cinematic Techniques In Spielberg Movies

    Spielberg Special Scenes Steven Spielberg defined several generations using his talent in directing. He turned okay movies into huge box office hits that the world still watch decades later. He is skilled in triggering emotions in his audiences that keep them enthralled in what he puts on the screen. When someone has seen some of his movies they know he has a certain style. In his films, Steven Spielberg uses soft lighting to provoke tension, wide angles to inspire fear, and music to induce…

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  • Jaws Sound Analysis

    These techniques are what made viewers afraid of the shark. We obviously knew that the shark wasn’t real, but the technical aspects fooled us into believing that dark, vast open body of water contained a goliath man‐eating beast. Jaws also owes a copious amount of its success to its outstanding musical score, which contains one of the most recognizable themes in history. The music was what truly prodded at the fear of the viewers throughout much of the film where the shark isn’t shown. John…

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  • The Vampyre And Frankenstein Comparison

    Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a classic piece of literature that came to Shelley in a dream. John Polidori’s The Vampyre was also published at the same time as Frankenstein, and they both exhibit similar traits. Some of the concepts that the stories share are traveling, folklore and even sickness. To compare the two novels it is a must to start with the two storylines. The Vampyre begins in London with, "A mysterious nobleman, Lord Ruthven, makes his entrance into high society,”(Mustafa 1)…

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  • Penelope And The Suitor Essay

    The odyssey is one of the oldest and well known myths written by homer. The odyssey is the story of odysseus and his loyal wife penelope. For most of the story odysseus and penelope are not together but when odysseus returns home disguised as a beggar she tests odysseus and the two finally are finally the odyssey the suitors try to marry penelope but penelope declines there offer because she is brave. In the painting Penelope and the Suitors, John William Waterhouse uses the myth of…

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  • Poem Analysis: Odysseus And The Sirens

    Sam Hyams Mrs. Murray Pre-AP English 9-3 7 March 2016 Odysseus and the Sirens The Sirens, which originated from Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, have invoked powerful feelings in artists and painters alike that has caused many written and visual arts to be created. The Sirens, in the story the Odyssey, are beautiful creatures that live on an island and lure men to their death by singing a captivating song. The painter John William Waterhouse depicted his version of the Sirens in his painting…

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  • Siren Song Analysis

    Both “Siren Song” by Margaret Atwood paired with Ulysses The Sirens by John Williams Waterhouse use the myth of Ulysses to show that he was surrounded by sirens and tied to an long pole and couldn't break loose.The Sirens were scary and dangerous creatures that seduced the sailors with their attractive voices to their doom and causing the ships to ruin by the island.The Sirens likes to hurt people by luring sailors with their enchanting music to their…

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  • Analysis Of Narcissus And Echo In Ovid's Metamorphoses

    Since we were discussing the story about Narcissus and Echo in Ovid’s poem Metamorphoses this past week in class, I saw it fitting to choose my painting based on this particular ancient myth. The story of Narcissus is one of the most prominent examples of myth created by a Roman author. The story goes that Echo, a nymph punished by Juno for her constant chatter, could only repeat the words that others have spoken to her. She crosses Narcissus in the woods one day and he rejects her sexual…

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  • Native American Colonies

    The cultural facets of this structure signify the philosophical as well as psychological advancements of the community, with certain components of its framework connecting varying groups of people to a common goal. One such component that the colonists alluded to in varying documents is the traditions, particularly the aesthetics portions like apparel and architecture, of the Powhatan people and how they are comparable to those of the English. Captain John Smith, in the document, “The Generall…

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