Severino Di Giovanni

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  • Bartolomeo Vanzetti Fair Trial Essay

    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 Abbandonata Character Analysis

    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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  • Bizet's Carmen Character Analysis

    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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  • Love In Wolfgang Amadeu's The Dispute

    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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  • 'Don Giovanni In Kierkegaard's Both/Or'

    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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  • Woman Poem Analysis

    The poem “Woman”, written by Nikki Giovanni, uses several metaphors to describe the journey of a woman and what she feels the man should do but will not do. She describes in many different ways how she wants support from the man, but he is unwilling to give it. In the first stanza, she starts the poem with the woman being a simple, insignificant thing. “She wanted to be a blade of grass amid the fields” (lines 1-2). Grass grows under your feet. Blades of grass are plentiful and ordinary. She…

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  • Nikki Giovanni: An Inspirational Poet

    Nikki Giovanni not like any other writer is a strong, independent, African American woman. Although, her childhood wasn’t the brightest, it pushed her to strive and become one of the best female poets in literary history. Her books and her poems zoom in on the struggles of many African Americans and her own personal experiences. Not many people can say that they succeeded in their life and are satisfied at where they are now. Not only can Nikki Giovanni say she succeeded and made a better life…

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  • Tiziano Vecellio Analysis

    Tiziano Vecellio, an Italian artist more commonly known as Titian, was born in 1488 and lived until 1576. The Madonna and Child with a Female Saint and the Infant Saint John the Baptist is a work created by Titian in the 1530s. This panel is done in oil medium and measures three feet and five and one half inches by four feet and ten and three eights inches, however because it is framed it appears larger measuring four feet and six and half inches by five feet and eleven and one eighth inches.…

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  • Society In The Outsiders And On The Road

    In many books, movies, and even on the news people rebel against society. They believe it is an awful idea, and they want to change that. However, is it really that bad? Society has a positive effect on many different people, including individuals in The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton; “On the Road,” by CBS; and “The World is Not a Pleasant Place to Be,” by Nikki Giovanni. In the video, “On the Road,” by CBS, a group of football players wanted to show their appreciation for a disabled teammate. By…

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  • The Marriage Of Figaro Analysis

    As with anything surrounding the genius and mystery of Mozart and his creations, we can really only guess at the truth. We don’t have any certain way of knowing what happened or how any of his pieces were actually composed. We have only to guess. Bearing this in mind it is best to play it conservative and use the few facts and accounts we are given, take it with a grain of salt, and imagine what it could have been like to see Mozart work. One such piece especially shrouded in mystery is The…

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