Robert Guiscard

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  • The Influence Of Normanization

    Charter evidence shows that Lombards and Normans were clearly defined as separate races or ethnicities. Charles Homer Haskins suggests the Normans lost their identity ‘in the general mass’. Rather than asserting their distinct Norman identity, they enforced their likenesses and connections with local populations to secure a stable ruler-ship over the land. However, this adaptation to their environment is characteristic to the Norman identity. It has already been established by the writers of the time that the Normans, and especially the sons of Tancred, had the ‘inborn trait’ of domination and the cunning to do whatever was needed to achieve this. Political manoeuvring and intermarriage was another extreme that Guiscard and Roger used to achieve their goals. While it may have seemed like they were succumbing to a new culture - Roger II’s reign shows a large impact of Arab-Muslim culture: his mantle had Arab inscriptions - they were continuing their quest for total…

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  • Gender Equality In Susan Glaspell's A Jury Of Her Peers

    In society, there is always the desire to be “loyal to your sex” (Glaspell), to protect those that one relates to the most. In Susan Glaspell’s short story, A Jury of Her Peers, the characters personify that exact constant by protecting their peers, respectively, as a result of the historical gender segregation. To begin, the women in the short story are not friends, with the narrator of the story stating “She [Martha Hale] had met Mrs. Peters the year before at the county fair… she remembered……

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  • The Road Not Taken And The Armful Analysis

    The Road Not Taken v. The Armful Robert Lee Frost created poetry with mysterious yet clear, heartfelt lessons of choices and struggle, two of which are well shown in The Road Not Taken and The Armful. The two poems perfectly depict some of Frost 's own triumphs, despite the hardships endured, the inspirations channeled from Frost 's wife, Elinor White, and the scenery of the England 's countryside. The moods perceived throughout the works of literature brings mysterious feelings of failure…

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  • Modernism And Poetry In Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken

    As we began to look into modernism and poetry, I cannot help but to be trilled and excited. Poetry makes me feel very relaxed and soothed. I like to read poems because most of the time, I can relate to what the author is saying. Although sometimes I cannot understand all poetry, I find it very interesting to read and analyze. I feel like poetry conveys the emotions of the author to the reader. While discussing Robert Frost’s different types of poems, I fell in love with the poem “The Road Not…

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  • The Western Intellectual Tradition Analysis

    inflation. “Between 1500 and 1600, prices in Europe rose so steeply that at the end of the century they were between three times and four times as high as at the beginning” (27). Inflation and other problems with war during the Renaissance were the beginning of modern types of problems dealing with economics and new political issues. Chapter ten, is about the Royal Society., which was composed of some of the greatest intellectuals that were alive in the 1600s. Some of the more notable members…

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  • Summary Of Driving Through Minnesota During The Hanoi Bombing By Robert Bly

    The subject of war and death comes with a sense of loss, terror, conflict and pain. Two examples of poetry that present the subject of war and death are Carol Ann Duffy’s poem, “War Photographer,” and Robert Bly’s poem, “Driving Through Minnesota During the Hanoi Bombings.” Both of these poems present vivid images of the battle, show the devastating feelings towards war and provide the psychological impact on those involved in war. It is as if the “War Photographer” has captured similar…

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  • Land Art, Spiral Jetty And The Great Serpent Mound

    When it emerged in the sixties among the crush of several other art movements (Pop Art, Minimalism, among others) Land Art came to be an anti-gallery artistic offshoot that straddled the domain between architecture and sculpture. It had no manifestos nor schools nor leaders and it was not quite a movement; the artists who were involved with it were also involved in other types of arts. Land art was labelled as modern ‘sculpture’ but its versatility and introduction of new concepts and visual…

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  • Masculinity In School Ties

    Mainstream media representations of masculinity play a role in shaping attitudes and ideas about what it means to be a “real” man in our society. In most media portrayals, male characters are rewarded for self-control and the control of others, aggression and violence, financial independence, and physical desirability. Many characteristics of the alpha stereotype are demonstrated through the character of David Greene who is played by Brenden Fraser in the movie School Ties (1992), directed by…

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  • Robert Frost The Road Not Taken Commentary

    Robert Frost – The Road Not Taken – Summary & Analysis The poet laureate of Vermont, Robert Lee Frost, is a Universal figure known for his sense of rural setting and using them to touch the social side of mankind. The Road Not Taken published in the year 1916 is one of his finest accomplishments as a poet. It is no embellishment if anyone claims that this particular poem is amongst the world’s most read and taught one. The four stanza poem has inspired and stirred many minds in the world. The…

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  • Lament Poem Analysis

    How is the theme of tragedy presented in Lament and MId- Term Break? The poem lament is a famous poem written by Gillian Clarke. She was born in Wales and she was a poet but also a playwright, editor, and a translator. The poem lament is about the gulf war, which happened in August 1990 to February 1991. This is when Iraq invaded Kuwait; soon the USA and UK interfered by bombing Iraq. The word lament is an elegy this word is an expression that is used to show sorrow or grief. The title of the…

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