Leslie Van Houten

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  • Postmodernism In Ceremony

    Ceremony with a Postmodern Twist Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony provides a glimpse into the life of one half Laguna/half white man’s life and his search for identity before, during, and after World War II. Tayo, the protagonist, remembers something of life with his Laguna mother and knows nothing about his white father. He was raised by his mother’s family, attended a Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school, fought in World War II as a member of the US Army, was treated for battle fatigue in a…

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  • Storytelling And Witchery In Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony

    After reading the book Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko, it is clear to see that she had involved a lot of elements throughout this literature. Storytelling and witchery, which are two of the most important elements in the book, have helped people bond, made them suffer from their own believes, and illustrated how modern scientific knowledge eventually takes over traditions. Storytelling is a part of the Indians’ tradition. Different stories that explained why and how things are the ways they…

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  • Louise Erdrich's Tracks

    In Louise Erdrich’s enthralling novel Tracks, Pauline Puyat is a young woman of Chippewa and Canadian descent. Throughout the course of the story, it is abundantly clear that Pauline wishes nothing more than to shed her Native American culture. Instead of embracing her Chippewa roots, she wants be like her mother, “who showed her half-white”, and her grandfather, who was “pure Canadian” (Erdrich 14). While it is easy for the reader to assume that Pauline is willingly rejecting her Chippewa…

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  • Arnolfini Portrait Analysis

    Known by many different names, including Arnolfini Double Portrait and The Arnolfini Marriage, Jan van Eyck painted The Arnolfini Portrait (Figure 1). The portrait is an eighty-two by sixty centimetres oak panel created with oil paints. Though it is not what year van Eyck began this painting, it is dated as complete in 1434. The Arnolfini Portrait depicts Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini and his wife, Costanza Trenta. In 1861, William Henry James Weale assumed that the Giovanni Arnolfini depicted…

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  • Jan Van Eyck Wedding Portrait Analysis

    Jan Van Eyck began his career as an artist in 1422 and continued until his death in 1441. While Van Eyck was active, he created many well-known paintings. According to John Haber, Van Eyck was a portraitist who was the first to paint in oils (pg.1). One of his most famous works is Wedding Portrait, or Giovanni Arnolfini and His Bride. This painting depicts a man and a woman holding hands in matrimony with many symbolic objects surrounding them. The painting was created in 1434 and currently…

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  • Amadeus Movie Analysis

    Nicole Orgeron’s Movie Critique- “Amadeus” 10/21/2015 Watch the award winning movie from 1984, “Amadeus” based on Mozart’s life, directed by Milos Forman then answer the questions below to receive credit for this assignment. 1. Name one of the Academy Awards this film has won. One of the Academy Awards Amadeus won was Best Picture. 2. Which actor was nominated for an Oscar in this film? Tom Hulce, was the actor that was nominated for an Oscar for starring in Amadeus. 3. What does the old…

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  • Mozart And Haydn Analysis

    The Classical period, ranging from 1750 until 1825, “reflected general philosophical outlook that valued reason, balance, symmetry, and elegance. It also reflected the tastes of the wealthy ruling class that paid for it.” (Chiego 11) The classical period resulted in many great composers and compositions. Two of the most well-known composers of the Classical period are Mozart and Haydn. Both of these composers had a major influence on the periods of music that followed them. This paper will…

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  • Uncontrollable Change In Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle

    I believe Washington Irving’s purpose for writing “Rip Van Winkle” was to express the simple concept of uncontrollable change. To express change Irving used a clever fairy tale, drenched in historical truths. Reading Rip was entertaining, but unlocking the depth was not simple. My conclusion is this: on the individual level change is inevitable, the world is a moving place, but we have a choice, we can either change with it or stay the same, and even with that it is still up to the community to…

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  • Individuality And Nature In Rip Van Winkle

    of these mythical-story characteristics into "Rip Van Winkle"? What is the impact of these characteristics on the story or on the reader’s experience of the story? Two very good questions that will soon be answered. In this essay, You will learn about Rip Van Winkle; a man who loved nature and zoning out. You will also read the brilliant writing style of Washington Irving, and how it pulls the reader in. The three characteristics in Rip Van Winkle are individuality, nature, and the…

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  • Analysis Of Rebel Music By Daniel Felsenfeld

    Rebel Music In Daniel Felsenfeld’s narrative, he describes himself as a rebel, when it comes to the taste of music during his time. In the beginning of his narrative, Felsenfeld feels he is missing out on different aspects of culture, particularly music. At seventeen, he was a traveling, amateur, pianist. He was getting tired of playing the same music and started drifting from his passion. Until his friend Mike showed him something “wild”. When Mike played Beethoven’s ninth Symphony,…

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