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    In Testaments Betrayed Milan Kundera describes a situation during the Prague Spring where someone’s private life is intermixed with their public life. This person was Jan Prochazka, who was a major figure during the Prague Spring. Prochazka commonly had conversations with a opposition figure, Professor Vaclav Cemy and their conversations were recorded and broadcasted throughout several radio stations. Milan Kundera depicts this as a horrid act and explains how people, no matter who they are, act differently in private than in public. He also states, “…private and public are two essential different worlds and the respect for that difference is the indispensable condition…for a man to live free,” which portrays Kundera’s beliefs on how the two “worlds” should never collide. Otherwise, it can cause horrid events to occur. I agree with the thoughts Kundera puts forth. You’re public and private lives should never mix unless you don’t mind having them intertwine. Imagine you were having an amusing conversation with your friend at school which may have included a couple of swear words and talking poorly about one of your…

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    Kundera successfully proves that life is not as simple as yes or no, black or white; he shows that the gray area is the space where life exists. In The Art of The Novel, Kundera perfectly captures the essence of the novel as he says, “The coherence of the whole is created solely by the unity of a few themes (and motifs), which are developed in variations. Is it a novel? Yes, to my mind. The novel is a meditation on existence as seen through the medium of imaginary characters”(41). In TULB,…

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    is able to understand the minds of each character and piece together a clear image of what is occurring within the pages of the novel. The novel uses the characters of Tereza, Franz and Simon to expose the naïveness around giving each situation in life far too much meaning. In Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being, lightness and weight are compared to expose that it is naïve to think that all things in life have a considerable amount of meaning and in order to be free, one must let…

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    For anyone who sat through the insufferable and laughable Ouija in 2014, you experienced a film that relied almost exclusively on jump scares, whizz-bang noises, and some of the most stilted acting and wooden dialogue this decade. The film's reliance on the "Lewton Bus" tactic, where we brace ourselves for something to scare us only to have something else reveal itself in that very moment, was used so much the movie became a joke in and of itself. And yes, sitting in the theater, I looked…

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    Everyone loves a good laugh every now and again….. There are three main humor theories written by Freud, Hobbes, and Bergson covering everything from we laugh as a release mechanism to we laugh out of superiority. Sigmund Freud’s theory over humor serves the purpose to explain why we laugh at the times we do. In Freud’s theory he explains laughter as a release mechanism to let go of tension you may have. In his theory he describes how when a joke is being told tension builds up behind a…

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    Hoa Monologue

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    At first glance, it is easy to notice a similar pattern of Manh introducing the word ‘sympathise’ in extract 1 where he initiates extensive long turn to explain the meaning of the word ‘criticise’ (line 148-158). After finishing his explanation, Manh turns to seek for the students’ confirmation by asking, “get what I mean?” in line 158. However the students’ confirmation is not convincing enough, which leads to Manh reinstating and initiating another adjacency pair in line 160. The second time…

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    Four years later, in Milan, he was commissioned by Lorenzo de’ Medici to create a silver lyre as a peace offering to Ludovico Sforza. He then sent a letter to Ludovico to persuade him to give Leonardo a job designing military weapons. This letter, with drawings of armored tanks and war chariots, earned Leonardo a tenure that would last him seventeen years. Because of this job, Leonardo did not see art and science as separate subjects, but rather as intertwined ones. During his time in Milan, he…

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    Zara Fashion System Analysis

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    from top design schools. Inditex is extremely clever in how it uses technology, says Andrew McAfee, a Harvard Business School specialist in the corporate use of information technology. The company keeps its technology simple--even a little old-fashioned--but as a result spends five to ten times less on information technology than its rivals Luxury Fashion Lite Under significant increasing in fast fashion, luxury brands are planning to change their consumption patterns and improve their…

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    Everyone needs clothing. However most people want something more than just a basic covering. People use clothing to express many facets of their personality and taste. From elaborate hats to running shorts people want functional, comfortable clothes that they feel expresses their uniqueness. Fashion designers are very useful in creating trending and comfortable clothing for the people who don’t do well with creativity and design. Originally people wore clothing to help maintain body…

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    Leonardo Da Vinci Meaning

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    This painting is the mural representation of Jesus and the twelve disciples when Jesus announces that one of them would betray him. This painting covers a wall at the monastery of Santa Maria Delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. This painting was later reconstructed because it was deteriorated relatively soon as a result of Leonardo’s experimentation with tempera and oil on dry wall. • Vitruvian Man This was more of a study than a painting. It is made by pen and paper and its dimensions are 34.3 x 24.5…

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