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  • Symbolism In Steven Galloway's The Cellist Of Sarajevo

    To properly discern the influence of literature, critique of the author’s writing style is entirely crucial. While content and plot are too influential, it is truly the way the author chooses to incorporate character, feeling, and symbolism that make a piece of literature worthwhile. Steven Galloway’s novel The Cellist of Sarajevo is focused on three main characters: Dragan, Arrow, and Kenan. Each is struggling to maintain hold of the hope of the Sarajevo they knew and loved one day returning. Though they are each individually distinct, they each recover a lost sense of optimism after listening to the awe-inspiring cellist. Throughout the tragic devastation that occurred during the Bosnian war in 1992, the audience is e3ffectively hooked on each individuals triumphs and struggles as…

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  • Gavrilo Princip Research Paper

    The Archduke and his wife left their estate on June 23. They were given many warnings not to go to the capital city of Bosnia, Sarajevo. They ignored the warnings and were even given a bad omen when his car’s axels overheated on the way to the Bosnian border. The Archduke said, “Our journey starts with an extremely promising omen. Here our car burns, and down there they will throw bombs at us”. As they drove into the capital city of Sarajevo they attracted a crowd of onlookers with the…

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  • How Did Alliances Cause Ww1

    World War I, also known as the Great War, has been one of the most influential conflicts in history due to the alliances formed that have shaped the global community of nations, but what caused the beginning of WWI? The major influences on the commencement of WWI were the relationships between European countries that led to the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and the first declaration of war on Serbia by Austria-Hungary, and the joining by Italy, Germany, Russia, France, Britain and their…

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  • Summary : ' The Ghetto '

    I. Leokadia Jaromirska Leokadia Jaromirska lived in the Warsaw suburb of Bialoleka. 1942, while on her way to work with another woman, they heard the cries of children and saw a little girl and an eight-month-old baby abandoned near the fence of a convent. Leokadia convinced the other woman to take the girls home with her. After work she hurried back to the other woman 's home, where she found out that the woman had panicked and brought the older girl to the police station. Leokadia took the…

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  • Great War Causes

    chaos between all the European countries. Archduke Franz Ferdinand was in the car with his wife as they were heading down the streets of Sarajevo they would’ve never guessed that would have been the last moment of Ferdinand and his wife’s life. A journalist was already plotting on killing Ferdinand because he was in a group called the “Black hand” This group believed in promoting violence in order to have a better Serbia. In the article it states, “The Black Hand advocated violence in…

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  • Essay On The July Crisis

    In June of 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the Heir to the Austrian throne, and his wife Sophie visited the territory of Bosnia-Herzegovina to observe routine Austrian military maneuvers. It was in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo where both the Archduke and his wife lost their lives at the hands of a group of young Bosnian nationalists, who sought to liberate Bosnia from Austrian subjugation. The murder of the Archduke precipitated the July Crisis, where over the course of the month the great…

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  • The Importance Of Humanity In The Cellist Of Sarajevo By Steven Sarajevo

    Humanity is very delicate during wartime, and takes a lot courage to retain it. The novel, “The Cellist of Sarajevo” by Steven Galloway, is based on a real historic event. This novel is based on the Siege of Sarajevo (1992-1996). Galloway created fictional characters that could very well be real to demonstrate the damage and suffering of Sarajevo and its people within. One of main themes of this novel is that it is possible to retain one’s humanity during wartime, provided that hope of returning…

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  • How Did Archduke Franz Ferdinand Cause Ww1

    As a way of preventing this from happening, Austria-Hungary quickly annexed Bosnia and Herzegovina. The announcement of their annexation in October 1908 damaged the already fragile balance of power in the Balkans, enraging Serbia and Pan-Slavic nationalists throughout Europe. Infuriated by these events, the Serbian-Nationalist group the “Black Hand” sends in a group of assassins to kill Archduke Ferdinand as he visited Sarajevo with his wife. Though the assassination was covered as a minor news…

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  • Symbolism In The Cellist Of Sarajevo

    “You don’t choose what to believe. Belief chooses you” (Galloway 14). These words introduce the recurring theme of the novel. In The Cellist of Sarajevo a delicate reality of the human condition is revealed, that when subjected to certain environmental conditions, people adopt new beliefs. The story is told through the lives and perspectives of four characters: Dragan, a senior on his way to work; Arrow, a young woman working as a lone sniper; Kenan, a forty year old father travelling to the…

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  • Causes Of World War 1 Break Out

    Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were killed by a group of Bosnian-Serbs who were part of the terrorist group the black hand. It happened when they were visiting Bosnia inspecting the army in Sarajevo. They were assassinated on 28 June 1914 which was was also Serbia 's National Day. Franz Ferdinand 's visit was a direct insult to the Serbs and that also angered the Bosnian-serbian terrorists. They planned on killing him when he was driving down the main road in Sarajevo, the Appel Quay. The…

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