Roman de la Rose

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  • Masculinity In The Canterbury Tales

    In her poem titled “The Letter of the God of Love”, Pizan defends women against clerks who write accusations against women and who put women in a negative light. The poem was partly a reaction to the popular acceptance of the slandering of women in the continuation of “The Romance of the Rose” by Jean de Meung and the Roman poet Ovid’s Art of Love. In Pizan’s poem, it is mentioned that certain men “lay blame to [women], composing tales in rhyme, in prose, in verse, in which they scorn their ways with words diverse” (Pizan 146-147). The two authors and other clerks falsely claim that women are “treacherous”, “false”, and “faithless” (147). According to Pizan, Ovid and Jean de Meung wrote entire pieces of literature dedicated to how men should trick women into loving them while not reciprocating the feeling of love. Pizan argues against their points by stating the ridiculousness of it because if women are “the fickle, foolish faithless lot that certain clerks maintain they are, then why must men pursuing them resort to schemes, to clever subterfuge, and trickery“…

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  • Essay On How Did The Spanish Influence On Native Americans

    nations such as Spain, Portugal, and Britain started to show interest and influence the societies in the New World. Among these nations, Spain was one of the countries that gained great power through the control of Native Americans. Spain was going through some major changes at this time, and these changes contributed much to the treatment to Indians. The Spanish nobles, also known as hidalgos, wanted to gain more power through the New World and take full advantage of the Indians. As cruel…

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  • How Is Artistry Justified

    This article attempts to appeal to the emotions of the reader, as shown in the following quote from Claire, “When you first hear that you have it, right away you can feel it inside of you. You can almost hear it laughing at you. And if you’re not already the most upbeat, the most optimistic person in the world, right away you’re going to feel like you’ve already lost the war.” Later we find out that this story was just one of Smith’s creations, and all interviews and quotes were fabricated. This…

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  • Trials And Tribulations In The Caribbean

    faced by its people have manifested in the present. Constantly oppressed, underestimated, and abused, the people of the Caribbean have developed a unique culture marked by the exploitation of the natives and slaves by the European colonizers and North American imperialists. The lines drawn by the North Atlantic powers have created an image of what is wrong or right, good or bad, high or low, worthy or undeserving. This line lies between the Caribbean and what these North Atlantics deem as the…

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  • The Western Tradition Analysis

    The Saint Mary’s seminar classes are so unlike traditional teacher-centered learning. The Western Tradition II focuses on three learning goals; shared inquiry, critical thinking, and written and oral communication. These three learning goals really help students explore the Western Tradition by examine the themes written by the authors we discussed. De Las Casas, Rene Descartes, and Voltaire really influenced the way I thought about how our culture started and the major flaws we stay face today…

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  • Bartolome De Las Casas And Juan Gines Sepulveda

    The Opposing Beliefs of Bartolome de Las Casas and Juan Gines Sepulveda The Spanish began colonizing the New World with the intent of spreading Christianity and obtaining land to expand the Spanish Empire. The Spanish explorer Bartolome de Las Casas and humanist Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda had differing beliefs upon how Natives within the Americas should be converted to Christianity and how they should be treated once their land was colonized. Bartolome de Las Casas believed that the Spanish…

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  • Positive Effects Of The Columbian Exchange

    Indians as ignorant, and easily conquered. His first encounter with the Arawak tribe occurred when the two sides exchanged certain items. During this time, Columbus noted how the tribe possessed no iron, bore no arms, and used feeble spears made out of cane. This led to his idea that it would only require 50 men to subdue them all, and force them to do whatever he wished. From Columbus’ point of view, he was thinking as a great explorer that would conquer and use an entire race of people to…

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  • Metropolitan Museum Case Study

    Displaying the artwork appropriately is also of utmost importance when planning a museum. The order in which pieces are displayed affects the flow of the visitor’s experience. Appropriate height for each piece requires consideration. Additionally, the ambiance and size of the room also hold specific requirements in a museum setting. The Louvre established standards in all of the above mentioned areas. When designing the Met, architects took these aspects into consideration in attempts to…

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  • Coyote: A Short Story

    as always told me that these people never cared, it seemed they were concerned about me. My best friend, Gina and I are the youngest ones of the group. We have been friends since we were nine years old, she has also been neglected by her parents. We are neighbors and she has always helped me through the rough patches of growing up. Gina glanced over at me, “Terminar de comer, tenemos que darnos prisa si vamos a ponernos al día. Y limpia tus zapatos.” I look down at my shoes, they’re covered with…

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  • The Importance Of Fashion Design

    connection that drove Oscar de la Renta to pursue fashion design first as an illustrator coming from a fine arts background. The beauty about fashion design is the fact that every season the designer creates another story to add to the woman of today. And then again What 's more beautiful than dressing a woman? In the same way an artist adds another layer to their painting, Fashion Design is much more than what the first layer provides. It 's an industry that thrives on hours of work, endless…

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