Maurice Maeterlinck

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    A Good Man is Hard to Find in a Cathedral In works of literature, authors who use various forms of literary tools such as characterization, dialogue, and symbolism to help the readers understand the complexities within the stories. From the authors’ perspective, stories that have every detail and plot laid out for the reader will exemplify a poorly written piece of work. In the story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver and “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Conner, the main characters had to cope with difficult situations that were presented to them. These situations made the characters change their beliefs about themselves and about the others around them. Through the use of the literacy elements of characterization and symbolism, O’Conner and Carver were able to successfully present the theme that ignorance can lead to problems. At the beginning “Cathedral”, characterization expresses the personalities of the narrator and his wife. Dialogue between the two characters gave the readers a feel for the wife and how she talked about the blind man, Robert, she knew for years, but the narrator’s dialogue gave the readers a negative feel towards his ignorant attitude: “A blind man in my house was not something I look forward to,” (Carver 84) and “Beulah! That’s a name for a colored woman” (87). Also, the narrator is very possessive of his wife, even though throughout the whole story there seemed to be a stronger, emotional connection between the blind man and the wife than…

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    Quebec, after 1965 the Catholic Church experienced a dramatic decline in its authority and its role in Quebec society. The people then abandoned the Catholic Church rapidly, and then transferred their allegiance from the Catholic Church to the Quebec state. This created a political vacuum within Quebec, due to the fact that, in contrast to the previously powerful Catholic Church, the state did not have the infrastructure to deal with the Quebec population 's social and economic needs. In…

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    Inside Out is a film that is about one main character, Riley. The film shows us how from the time of Riley’s birth until eleven years of age, how her emotions change as the older she gets. The first emotion that Riley is born with is Joy. Joy is always happy, and looks to the brighter side of anything negative. Next came sadness. Sadness seems to always look down on everything, or finds the negative in everything. Fear was third to arrive. He gave Riley a sense of caution in times of danger…

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    Debussy's Musical Impressionism "I have no hobbies...They never taught me anything but music." ––Claude Debussy. He brought an entirely new musical style into the public eye; he expressed visual phenomena by appealing to auditory senses; he stepped outside of the grasp of Romanticism, yet still followed its pathways; he paved the road for nearly all modern music to be composed after him; he altered music history. Claude Debussy was nothing if not an absolute master of the art of composition,…

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    The period of early 20th century was the time that the great musical changes were happened. At the end of the 19th century, enormous social and technological change prompted pessimism. By that time, there was a sense that progress could not continue forever. Old ideas and values no longer necessary and romanticism reached its limit in arts. Especially in music, Romanticism seems overextended which means music can no longer be longer, grander, more expressive. Because of this reason, the…

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    Essay #1 Draft: Close Reading Contrary to popular belief, the stereotypical “real man” who never shows emotion does not reflect mature, developed behavior. It is easy to assume that if one does not show emotion, he/she is not present, and that by suppressing those emotions one can make them “go away.” Plato argues in “Republic,” his seminal work that describes his ideal city, that not only is suppressing the emotions of sadness, humor, or passion essential in a perfect society, but that the…

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    Losing A Loved One Essay

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    How to Heal Death is inevitable. Any creature that is born into this world arrives with an expiration date. It could be as soon as they were born or in a hundred years. Death is a sad and an unwanted event, which almost no one knows how to perfectly cope with. There are numerous remedies to numb oneself from the pain but none that is acceptable for you, physically, mentally or emotionally. People seem to face losing a person with an attitude they obtained from their first experience. With that…

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    Claude Debussy, born August 22 1862and died at the age of 56 on the 25th of March 1918. He was born in France and is known as a very influential composer of the 19th century going into the 20th century. Debussy started piano lessons when he was 7 and at age 10 he left to go study many musically related things such as: music history, harmony, and composition. Debussy was considered to change music in such a way that no one had ever heard of. He did this through the development of dissonances…

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    All students are excited for breaks from school, but in Seamus Heaney’s case his break was more of a hard blow than a relaxing time. This lyrical poem addresses the reader directly by reaching their emotions. The poem is about an elder brother who was away at school but had to return home in order to attend the funeral of his younger brother who tragically passed away. The poem is written in first person from the viewpoint of Seamus Heaney himself, he focuses on the reactions of his parents…

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    critique, anger, and arguments were part of their daily routine. They may have been days where they ignored each other completely; but every night, they went to sleep under the same roof: the stars of Canada. Their relationship was one of the rare moments when history can be turned into poetry. Back in 1936, on a platform of change and reform, Maurice Duplessis became the sixteenth Premier of Québec. As the leader of Union Nationale, a political party supporting the demands and needs of the…

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