Lisa Aziz

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  • Humour In The Importance Of Being Earnest

    THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST The Importance of Being Earnest is one of Oscar Wilde’s most well-known plays and is known for its witty humour and the mocking of the Victorian society. Satirizing of the Victorian views on marriage and the morals and standards of the upper class creates humour in The Importance of Being Earnest. This is supported by stylistic devices and wordplays. The characters in The Importance of Being Earnest, especially Lady Bracknell, mock the snobbism of the upper class. Lady Bracknell perfectly portrays an upper class Victorian woman. She cares very little about those who are poor or have no good status. According to Lady Bracknell, people from the lower class should not interfere with the lives of the upper class. This is shown in the following quote in which Lady Bracknell is highly annoyed at Mr. Bunbury, who keeps hindering her plans with Algernon. She voices her opinion in a cold manner: ‘Well, I must say, Algernon, that I think it is high time that Mr. Bunbury made up his mind whether he was going to live or to die.’ This statement has a humoristic effect because it’s so illogical and insensitive. Lady Bracknell uses a great deal of illogic because she simply does not understand the life conditions of the lower class and therefore can’t sympathize and in result, she makes unreasonable statements. The other way around, when people seem to have money, Lady Bracknell suddenly behaves perfectly sweet. Her two-faced behaviour symbolizes the effect…

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  • Leonardo Da Vinci's Virtue: A Biography Of Leonardo Da Vinci

    then tuck them into his belt. He would later place the sketches in notebooks and organized them into four categories: painting, architecture, mechanics and human anatomy. Leonardo da Vinci died at the age of 67, on May 2, 1519, in Amboise, France. He had a splendid career by being commissioned and eventually teaching his own pupils later in life. He is known for many great works. Leonardo da Vinci painted this portrait of who is thought to be Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo, in…

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  • The Importance Of Cosmopolitan In Angela Carter's 'Puss In Boots'

    Though they are all in Europe, they still contribute to his knowledge of the world. Puss proves he is familiar with Italy in many aspects, from performances to cities to paintings. Many aspects of the story are derived from the Italian street performance, Commedia Dell’arte. The husband of the woman, Signor Panteleone, is based off a character from the performances. The character Harlequin is also a character from Commedia Dell’arte. He mentions Italian cities such as Bergamo and Milano. The…

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  • Essay On Leonardo Da Vinci

    Man, Self Portrait in Red Chalk, Lady with an Ermine, Mona Lisa, and The Last Supper. Leonardo da Vinci did not always live a privileged life. On April 15, 1452, da Vinci was born as the illegitimate son of a wealthy notary, Messer Pierro di Antonio da Vinci and a peasant, Caterina. Despite the fact that he had a noble father, he was mostly raised by his uncle and grandparents. Not much is recorded of his childhood, however, it is known that da Vinci started his apprenticeship under the…

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  • Born In Caprese Michelangelo: Italian Renaissance

    7 March 2018 Global 1 Research Paper Early Life Born in Caprese Michelangelo, Italy born March 6, 1475( Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni) most commonly known by his first name Michelangelo. His dad had a job working for the Florentine government, but shortly after he was born his family went back to Florence, the city where Michelangelo would say was his home. Michelangelo was arguably one of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance. During the Renaissance Michelangelo’s…

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  • Stereotypes In The Simpsons

    argument that The Simpsons can “educate on what it teaches” (215) in this episode of The Simpsons “Lisa on Ice” occurs with stereotypes on the show. For, example when the school bullies asked Bart “Nice PJs, Simpson. Did your mommy buy 'em for ya?” (Scully, 1994) and Bart’s response was “Of course she did. Who else would have?” (Scully, 1994) This conforms to the stereotype that mothers do most of the shopping in the house. That consist of buying clothes, food etc. According to Sheconomy…

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  • Argumentative Essay On The Simpsons

    the purpose of entertainment. However, usually there is a larger problem that the publisher is trying to get us to see by the use of satire. In Steve Johnsons article, It All About Us, he says that the use of technology can be beneficial because it brings for the opportunity for people to be more engaged in what is going on around us; and this is one of the benefits of watching television shows that we are able to communicate and bring attention to certain things. Like in the episode “Two Cars…

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  • Power Of Physical Beauty

    Perhaps The Mona Lisa crossed your mind? The painter, Leonardo da Vinci, is household name. His work, especially The Mona Lisa, is still admired, studied and copied by many. The Louvre has over 70,000 pieces of artwork, yet crowds flock to see da Vinci’s the 21 by 30 inch painting of the mysterious women with an enigmatic smile.We all know Leonardo da Vinci and The Mona Lisa, but little to nothing is known about the women who made this painting possible. Who was she? Why was da Vinci so…

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  • Carolee Schneemann Kinetic Painting Analysis

    Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting Review Xiao Xiong On May 13, 2017, Carolee Schneemann(American, b.1939) was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Fifty-Seventh Venice Biennale - “VIVA ARTE VIVA”. For more than sixty years, Schneemann has made the groundbreaking innovations in the field of photography, performance, film, video, mixed media, and installations, she has constantly broken the boundaries and challenged the limits of contemporary art. As one of the most…

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  • The Adoration Of The Magi Analysis

    writing down things people thought nothing of. His observations of humans and science are seen in all of his paintings, including the Adoration of the Magi. That leads us to the question that if he had so much time to study the world around him, why did so many of his paintings go unfinished? After research some believe that many of da Vinci’s paintings went unfinished because he would rather spend time studying the world around him instead of drawing it out, because he could record what he…

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