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    The question of whether or not Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti received a fair trial is still in dispute today. Many people during the time of the case believed that the men were “executed on murder based on doubtful ballistic evidence” because of the hostility towards immigrants due to the Red Scare and World War 1 (“Perfect Suspects, Unfair Trials”). The evidence provided during the trial showed that the men were found guilty due to the fact that they were in anarchist groups and were active members of multiple militant groups. Sacco and Vanzetti were victims of intense xenophobia because of being Italian immigrants. This gave the courts the ability to declare a verdict on their ethnicity; therefore, we now have laws to protect the defendant from an unfair trial. The background of the crime scene and case was revealed in front of the court system stating that “On April 15, 1920, a paymaster[Frederick Parmenter] and a payroll guard[Alessandro Berardelli] carrying a factory payroll of $15,776 were shot to death during a robbery in Braintree, Massachusetts, near Boston. About three weeks later, Sacco and Vanzetti were charged with the crime” (“Digital History”). This caused major problems because when placed in front of the courts, ”Many believed that they were singled out because they were Italian immigrants and had dedicated their lives to fighting for the emancipation of the working class” which was common because many Italians were escaping homeland, and moving to…

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    Donna Elvira is portrayed as the “Donna Abbandonata” (abandoned woman) throughout various literature. In particular, I will examine her character through Wolfgang A. Mozart and Lorenzo Da Ponte’s Don Giovanni. Donna Elvira is a sensible and imprudent woman throughout her ordeal with Don Giovanni. She can’t decide whether she wants to kiss Giovanni or to kill him. Donna Elvira is unwavering in her goal throughout the opera. She is in love with Don Giovanni even while being completely aware of his…

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    theater, which inspired him to compose eight Italian opera serias, seven opera buffa, and five Singspiel. In 1785, Mozart and Da Ponte met and soon started a partnership on Mozart’s masterpieces: Le Nozze di Figaro (1786) , Don Giovanni (1787) and Cosi fan tutte (1790). The last compositional piece in which Mozart worked on was the Requiem Mass started in 1791. This was a piece of funeral music for the Roman Catholic church, that von Walsegg commissioned Mozart to work on. Mid-composition…

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    Introduction to Opera Compare the characters of Carmen and Micaëla in Carmen. What are the differences between them, how is this expressed in the music, and do you think the outcome is inevitable? Introduction Bizet's Carmen is an Opera in four acts, first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 3 March with a plot based on the 1845 novella by Mérimée. Today it stands as one of the most popular french operas of all time.The Opera explores the relationship between the enchanting Carmen and…

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    Spina Bifida Research Paper

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    Spina Bifida Through the Eyes of Sarah Allison Cover Misericordia University Introduction There are many reasons why I chose to write about spina bifida for this paper. One reason being that November is spina bifida awareness month so I thought it was fitting. Also, I have first-hand experience with children that are living with spina bifida. I am a two-year camp counselor at an amazing camp called Camp Spifida. At this camp, I had the opportunity to meet and work with a little girl named…

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is arguably the greatest composer of all time. Along with his many symphonies, he also wrote the music for operas. Even though The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, and Don Giovanni are his three most famous operas, Cosí fan Tutte is largely underrated. This opera is the story of two sets of lovers. Under the guidance of their old friend Don Alfonso, the two men decide to test their partners ' loyalty by pretending to go off to war and coming back disguised. Slowly,…

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    opinion about Mozart’s, Don Giovanni in which he formed after sitting through multiple performances of the opera. He did this to try to analyze and breakdown Mozart’s thinking when he composed the opera. According to Kierkegaard, the character Don Giovanni makes the opera appealing with the characters seductive nature which therefore, makes the opera Don Giovanni stand the highest of the classics for Kierkegaard. In his work, Either/Or, he describes the character of Giovanni as a handsome older…

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    Geoffrey Chaucer and Giovanni Boccaccio both use frame stories to get a message across through their writing. Money is the root of all evil is a theme seen in “The Pardoner’s Tale” by Chaucer, and people make great sacrifices for the ones they love is a theme in “Federigo’s Falcon” by Boccaccio. These two selections contrast with each other because the theme in “The Pardoner’s Tale” shows that people act selfishly out of greed while the theme of “Federigo’s Falcon” shows that people act…

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    Kevin Brockmeier takes on an in depth view of The Poser while he summarizes it. Brockmeier hints at the possibility of Giovanni’s mother pushing him further into being an impressionist. The quotes from the book that he gives truly proves this point by observing that it shows how her interest in impressions and threads causes a lasting influence on Giovanni. Furthermore, Brockmeier focuses on the fact that Giovanni wants to live the life of someone else instead of being himself. He uses context…

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    While working as the Artistic Director of La Boite Theatre Company Sean Mee made the very bold and daring decision that of all the works that the company would produce in each season must be entirely Australian plays. During the ‘In conversation’ Mee reflects on his decision while working as the Artistic Director, “If I’m going to be [working for] an Australian company, then we are going to produce Australian work”. In the 2007 La Boite Theatre Company Annual Report the objectives of the…

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