Julia the Elder

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  • Personal Narrative-Julia's Home

    Julia took another large sip of her white wine. The date she was one—the fourth date in the span of a week—was proceeding at a pace Julia perceived as very slow. She looks down at her phone to check the time, and sees it has only been a minute since her date—Claude—left to take a phone call. “Gods and goddesses, please make this more bearable,” Julia grumbled underneath her breath seconds before her date appeared again at their table. “So, where was I?” Claude asked, returning to his seat, grinning. “I believe you were telling me how we really should get going to your place.” Julia grabbed Claude’s hand, caressing it, while forcing a toothy smile. “Uh, I’m pretty sure I was telling you about my computer and technologies business! It’s really…

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  • Roles Of Women In Roman Empires

    During both the Roman and Persian Empires, women played an important and pivotal role in their societies. These women held both public and political positions in their empires, and possessed the authority that women in previous times had never had before. Both the Roman and Persian women who obtained this power did so in different ways, and these women also both conducted themselves differently once obtaining this uncommon privilege. Livia and Esther were both some of the first patricians in…

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  • Feinility Vs. Masculinity In Chinua's Things Fall Apart

    Onkonkwo states clearly that he wants to distance himself as much as possible from his father. He believes his father is weak and lacking any quality of a strong warrior or contributor to the clan, he is effeminate. Therefore, Okonkwo endeavors to be a strong warrior and a powerful elder with many titles. It is then understandable that the Umuofia, and in particular Onkonkwo, would distain the whites for making their young lazy and reliant on the whites. When Okonkwo's own son joins the…

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  • Narrative Essay On Mathilde Dia

    It was a beautiful night. Starry, with a pitch black sky, firmly stretched across the village. I switched on the television as i entered. Except for the sound of the news presenter that blasted, the room was completely silent. “The first female Australian prime minister, Julia Gillard, has visited the Rwamiko school in Rwanda earlier today.” I glanced at the screen, riveted by the fiery, red headed middle aged woman that appeared alongside numerous children and a Regal sunbird that watched over…

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  • Short Biography Of Julia Pastrana

    the birth of Julia Pastrana are somewhat blurred, it is likely that she was born somewhere on the Western slopes of Mexico’s Sierra Madre. It is believed that she was born in the year 1834. At that time, her physical characteristics of thick lips, wide ears and excessive hair growth caused great confusion: Some individuals theorized that she was the offspring of a human and an ape, a bear or a baboon, which led to her nicknames, ‘The Bear Woman,’ ‘The Baboon Lady’ and ‘The Ape Woman.’ Author…

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  • Helix Chapter Summary

    wounds to their enemies, and was something that could not be extracted from the enemies wound. It is said that these weapons “obscure the very rays of the sun” and which is why they wanted calm weather, because bad weather made them want to keep peace (Pliny, XVI, 491). Pliny goes on to say that Italy had won the war, because the reed that grows from the river in Bologna trumped all other reeds that were suitable for an arrow. The Reno reed contains the largest amount of pith, it has the…

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  • The Boy In The Striped Pajamas Literary Analysis

    “Life’s Greatest Illusion” (A Critique of “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” Using Aristotle’s “Poetics”) “What is life’s greatest illusion?” Is a question asked in a very popular video game called “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” The answer to the question given is “Innocence….” It invokes a powerful idea of whether or not innocence exists. The movie “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” follows the story of a young boy named Bruno living in Nazi Germany. His father is an officer in the SS and Bruno’s…

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  • Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire

    Slumdog Millionaire, a movie by Danny Boyle, set in Mumbai, tells the story of Jamal Malik, a contestant on India’s version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’. Jamal was born in the slums of Mumbai with little education and was on his way to win the grand prize on the game show. Whilst on the show, he is suspected of cheating but little do his accusers know that Jamal’s life experience provides him with essential clues to answer each question. The movie alternates between flashbacks from Jamal’s…

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  • Patriarchy In Pompeii

    Pompeii was an ancient Roman city, located in what is know today as southern Italy, that remained lost to the world for over sixteen hundred years after a volcanic eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius left it blanketed in ash. As the city was unearthed a clearer picture of Roman life began to emerge. Though several Roman cities were merely left to disrepair after the empire fell and not impacted by a volcanic eruption, they were affected by the elements that fell upon them in the nearly two…

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  • Brutus And Antony's Speech Analysis

    The play “Julius Caesar” explained two men named Brutus and Antony who both presented speeches in front of their town with different meanings about the assassination of Caesar. Antony had to ask Brutus for permission to speak at Caesar’s funeral. His despairing emotion and speech drawed the crowds special attention. Antony speech does not show any praise of caesar but does show sympathy and memorable memories that caesar did for his town. This whole situation sums a complete catastrophe. If…

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