Leslie Van Houten

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  • Vincent Van Gogh In The Starry Night

    Very few artists have captured the minds of audiences young and old quite like the way Vincent van Gogh has. His life and works have proven to fascinate time and time again. During his lifetime it was stated, "of his 700 paintings and thousands of drawings, of which he sold less than half-dozen in his lifetime." (Fiero, 2011) In this paper, the life of Vincent van Gogh will be addressed up until the point of his demise. Within this discussion, one of the most recognizable paintings titled "The…

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  • Suspense And Horror Characters In Frankenstein's Frankenstein And Dracula

    Frankenstein and Dracula are stories of monsters that cause destruction and stress for other people. Both stories are classic horror stories that present similar, yet different characters. The main characters in both fight to defeat the monsters. In Frankenstein, the protagonist Victor Frankenstein studied at a university in Ingolstadt, and became fascinated with the creation of life. Victor Frankenstein was very smart, yet very foolish. Trying to be godlike, he discovered how to bring…

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  • Criticism In Thomas Hardy's 'The Darkling Thrush'

    Thomas Hardy’s “The Darkling Thrush” is famous for being written on New Year’s Eve, which marked the turn of the century. The very work darkling is an old word which has been used since the 15th century, while the Thrush is a type of songbird which is known for its beautiful voice. The title as a whole could be literally interpreted as a songbird whose song which is slowly fading over time but will not be forgotten. A deeper interpretation could be the fact that Hardy is perhaps looking back on…

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  • Romanticism In I Hid My Love By John Clare

    The Romantic Movement lasted from the second half of the eighteenth century to the first half of the nineteenth century. The Romantic Era has a great effect on people in all aspects, such as art, literature, and music. Romanticism began in Germany and France, and after that it spread through Europe, and finally America. However, romanticism is not about love and romance; it is about all the emotions and feelings a person feels throughout his or her whole life. People used it as a way of escapism…

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  • Bilbo Reflection

    He invited Howard Shore to visit the different sets and to meet the cast, because he wanted him to immerse himself as much in the story as possible:"There were many months of reading Tolkien's books, studying Ring mythology and influences of Tolkien," Shore says "I had to do that in order to write, to express any ideas and emotions. [...] I think I´m always writing for an emotional impact. I want to feel something when I watch a film and that's how I create music. I mean, I'm watching a film and…

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  • Racism And Sexism In The West Side Story

    West Side Story is a romantic musical film, that is compared to a ‘ Romeo and Juliet’ story. The musical explores a wide variety of themes. Some of the main themes include racism, sexism and loyalty. These themes are still relevant today however, they may be different to us. The choreographer uses dance throughout wisely, to help get different points across. Racism is one of the main themes throughout and shapes a lot of the film. The two sides Sharks and Jets, Sharks ( Puerto Ricans), Jets (…

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  • Vampires Never Die: Guillermo Del Toro And Chuck Hogan

    Summary analysis 2 In the article “Vampires Never Die” Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan discuss how the tale of vampires were born, also explaining how monsters are used to remind us that we have no control over our bodies, or souls. The authors begin by explaining how the tale of a vampire was made in a competition between Mary Godwin and John William Polidori. Mary came up with the story of Dr. Frankenstein, while John made a tale about a creature who lived for eternity (292). He then begins…

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  • Analysis Of A River Flows In You By Yiruma And Come On Eileen

    Paper #1 The two songs that I picked were A River Flows in You by Yiruma and Come on Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners. A River Flows in You was released in 2011 by a South Korean pianist and composer. The genre is New age, which is a soothing and relaxing. The next song Come on Eileen was released in 1982 and came from the album Too-Rye-Ay. The genre is a mixture of alternative and indie. Both A River Flows in You and Come on Eileen have identifiable elements of music that are found throughout…

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  • Significance Of Diwali

    It is not just your typical night; it is a night which is brighter than day; a festival which is even visible from space, Diwali. ‘Deepavali’ is what Diwali was known as, it is derived from two words, deep as in a candle (light); avali means a row. Hence, the meaning of Deepavali is a row of lights; this has an ancient story behind it. Over a billion people celebrate Diwali making it the most observed holiday in India. On this day lanterns, electric lights and fireworks illuminate the night to…

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  • Impressionism: Painting Analysis

    Impressionism Art Painting can be idealized as a big movement from the 19th century and flourish in France. The Impressionist has normal methods of insight about painting, in spite of the fact that their styles varied broadly. They manage to catch the transient impacts of light through painting in short strokes of immaculate shading. Impressionist concentrated on the emotional impacts of air and light on individuals and objects. Pop art can be idealized as astounding and questionable. They…

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