Pier Paolo Pasolini

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  • The Comparison Of Job And The Decameron By Giovanni Boccaccio

    In the Holy Bible, there is verse that reads “Love the Lord your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws, and his commands always” (The Holy Bible, Deu. 11.1). The meaning of this is that if God’s children obey him and remain steadfast in their faith, God will bless them in ways that they could never have imagined. In the Book of Job, this promise is exemplified when Job, who is perfect in all ways, is cursed twice by Satan (with God’s permission), only to later be rewarded for his faith. A wise lesson on the merits of obedience, Giovanni Boccaccio wrote on a similar theme in “Story 10, Day 10” in The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio. In the short story, Gualtieri, a wifeless, childless marquis, takes a beautiful, poor, village girl, Griselda, as his wife and, in order to test her devotion to him, forces her to endure years of emotional and verbal abuse from him. Instead of breaking the vow of obedience she made to him, Griselda continuously displays impossible patience with him, and as a result, their story ends happily. There are dissimilarities between the stories, such the reasons why Job and Griselda are tested and how they are expected to react. However, these two tales are similar in that they convey the same moral and features of their plots parallel each other. One example of a similarity between Job and Griselda is that they are both put through hell at the will of someone who loves them. Job is a man that is perfect in his faith and in his life, and…

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  • Mythic Story Tellers In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

    In the modern period, with the growing influence on rationale views of the world the term myth has come to represent stories that are false more and more as years pass. Myth storytellers both past and present, on the other hand have assumed reality is to complex to grasp, so they have begun to rely on stories to provide at least a glimpse on complexity. Folklore, Courtly, and bourgeois are all closely related in the mythic world. All three originate in ancient myths. Each one of them have…

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  • Personal Narrative: A Career As A Soccer Player

    in Moody’s headquarters in New York. Wow! The first day I realized things were different and people made me feel the distance, the cold world is real! I was not competent there… I went there to get trained, but I was treated as a competitor… and there was no mercy. I lost my confidence. By the end of the first week, my dream of working in NYC became a nightmare and I just wanted to come back. Nothing made sense and I was starting to realize this was not my career. One day I joined a random group…

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  • 120 Days Of Sodom Essay

    Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Criticism of Materialistic Consumption in Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, commonly referred to as solely Salò, is a 1975 Italian-French, allegoric film directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. It is based on the book, The 120 Days of Sodom by Marquis de Sade. The film focuses on four wealthy libertines and the storytelling of four prostitutes. The libertines portray a struggle between class and power politics during a time of Italian fascism due to…

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  • Comparing Mary In King Of Kings, And Rosallini's

    In Adele Reinhartz’ Jesus of Hollywood, many biblical characters are discussed, along with the different gospels that the stories stem from, and how these characters are depicted in several films. Mary, the mother of Jesus, is one character in which Reinhartz analyzes in the works of many films. The depiction and portrayal of Mary can be closely analyzed in three films, Pasolini’s The Gospel According to St. Mattew, DeMille’s The King of Kings, and Rosallini’s The Messiah. Each film depicts Mary…

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