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    After the death of his father, King George V, King Edward the VIII rules for less than a year, from January to December 1936 before abdicating his throne for his forbidden lover. On December 11, 1936, the King gives a radio broadcast, announcing his decision to abdicate his throne in order to avoid leading England into a constitutional crisis and leaves his brother the soon-to-be King George VI in his place. King Edward wishes to marry a two time divorcee, Wallis Simpson, and in doing so will lead his country into a constitutional crisis, requiring the government to resign. At this time, the Royal court generally keeps out divorcees and many people, both commoners and royals, do not believe Wallis will be suitable as Queen Consort. King Edward must choose between the Throne of England and his love. Choosing to be with Wallis, the King signs the Instrument of Abdication on December 10, 1936 and delivers his “Abdication of the Throne” speech to announce his choice and convey it in a positive way. On December 11, the former King Edward addresses those that were once his people in order to not damage his image in the public eye and justify his reasons for leaving the Throne of England by greatly appealing to his audience’s emotions. Through his use of appeasement towards the British government, apology towards the public, and assuagement of the fears for the future of the nation and its effects on the world, the King informs England of his abdication. In the months leading up to…

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    female, there were many obstacles which she went through to obtain and implement her power. She also exercised her power differently than any other male would do. During her reign her gender was an asset to her reign, which caused many differences between the policies she pursued, than any other male would pursue. Queen Elizabeth attained her power by going through many obstacle which she faced before her reign. If Queen Elizabeth was a male, the obstacles for attaining power would have been…

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    Heritage Film Analysis

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    Heritage films refer to a period of films, initially European, that emerged in the 1980’s and 90’s. Though there is a long list of films that are classified as ‘heritage films’, this type of motion picture is not defined as a declared genre, but rather a list of characteristics declared by the movie industry that classify these films. This paper discusses the characteristics that define a ‘heritage film’, how Tom Hooper’s film The King’s Speech represents the characteristics of a ‘heritage…

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    I volunteered as a tutor at Saint Mary 's bridge Home through the PULSE program this year. Working with a population of disenfranchised youth at Saint mary 's center taught me one key lesson that I would like to bring to the Student Technology Specialist position; Computer Science and Math is for everyone. No matter who it is or what type of school system they have been subjected to, If you have a passion you can lean. Wrestling with STEM study alongside these children taught me the only thing…

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    the middle of the East and West. Many people might traveled from Europe to China for the variety of raw materials, such as silk. Therefore, Jerusalem can be the city with many different beliefs, cultures and products. For example, Virgin and Child Enthroned and the Crucifixion painting, and the wool material, Piece of Carpet with Geometric Design, shows that Jerusalem is a significant city of the Silk Road. The painting, Virgin and Child Enthroned and the Crucifixion, was painted around ca.…

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    In Elizabeth Browning’s pleading letter to Napoleon III, Elizabeth uses many rhetorical devices in order to convince the Emperor of France to pardon Hugo. She flatters His Majesty Napoleon III in an attempt to win his goodwill. Second, she uses syntax in order to create an intelligent letter. Finally, she thoroughly explains her purposes to Napoleon. Thus using flattery, syntax, and logos, Browning was able to effectively persuade Napoleon III to pardon Hugo,had of course he sent the letter.…

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    It is interesting to note that, included in the set of Suffrages as the very first prayer is an illustration devoted to St. Anne in St. Anne Instructing the Virgin (Fol. 13). It is no accident that the first suffrage in this prayer book is dedicated to the saint with the same name as the patron; certainly, this primary position was deliberately chosen, indicating the particular devotion to this saint that Anne de Bretagne had. The inclusion of St. Anne is not only significant because of the…

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    The Lamentation of Christ in a Cartouche with Flowers is framed within a cartouche which has a garland of flowers draped around the it and image. The scene of actual lamentation is in the center of the painting depicting a group of cherubs removing the shroud from the body of Christ revealing it the Virgin Mary, who is wearing blue and red drapery with a grey vail. Mary clutches her heart, which has been allegorically pierced by a sword as cherubs look upon her and the body of Christ each…

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    The poor Apothecary is bribed with dollar bills instead of gold. To close out the movie, the TV announces that there is a “gloomy peace” instead of the Prince, who is now Officer Prince and Chief of Police. In the movie “Romeo + Juliet”, there are many symbols found throughout the movie that are used to convey a cryptic meaning and add more culture to the film itself. One of these symbols happens to be the Virgin Mary, which is a predominantly found in Catholicism. In the time period Romeo and…

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    are supporters or caretakers to the Spaniards. At one point Diaz talks about the soldier’s mood lifting when natives helping the soldiers, “brought us four Indian women who were good for grinding maize for bread”(Diaz, 345). This is the only type of recognition of most women in Diaz’s narrative. Only Dona Marina gets individual or extensive attention. Dona Marina seems to fill a type of “Virgin Mary” role in the conquest. In the Catholic Bible, Mary is the only woman who has never sinned; this…

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