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  • Justinian's Hagia Sophia

    The church has undergone many reconstructions throughout the years. Over three churches were rebuilt in that spot until Justinian created Hagia Sophia and that is what is there to this day. Justinian is definitely in a place to be honored for the greatness that he accomplished. He set an example for others that greatness could be achieved and to be proud of their religion. He built Hagia Sophia to let others understand the superiority of Christianity by building an immense church with a harmonious and celestial feeling. Hagia Sophia was originally destined to be a Christian church but was turned into a mosque and was used for the same purpose. Even though both religions have different ideals they have to realize that they are not that different after all. Their love for their God and for what He’s done has brought them to share the same feelings and even use the same church. Hagia Sophia was used as a precedent for other mosques because of the grandiose features the dome brought to the mosque, a completely different sense of the unity of heaven and earth. Hagia Sophia was built to show the…

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  • Short Story: The Academy Of Music Opera Home

    The red seats were in a perfect line all the way down the aisles of the theatre, and they lead right up to that beautiful stage. They were finally there, The Academy of Music Opera House in Philadelphia. This was the place Eleanor always dreamed of playing at, and she was finally there, along with her whole family, Mom, Dad, and her beloved little sister, Sophia. They were on a family vacation to Pennsylvania, and although Eleanor was only 14 all she wanted to do was visit this famous opera…

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  • Conflict In Sophia

    “Sophia”, written by B.J. Novak, tells the story of Sophia an artificial sex robot who falls in love with the narrator. When she starts expressing human emotions for the narrator he feels uncomfortable and returns her. In this story, conflict is viewed to show the flawed behavior in humans, with love. There are two important themes and that is, people are afraid to love and one’s self-denial of expressing true emotions. The author uses three types of conflict to portray these themes, Sophia…

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  • Miss Sophia In Huck Finn

    the Grangerford Shepherdson scene, the character Miss Sophia possesses the motherly characteristics of women in the 1800’s, Miss. Charlotte represents the understanding that women are not allowed to express opinions on certain topics, and the important step that Miss. Sophia took to step out of these…

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  • Sophia Auld Character Analysis

    Slavery is an evil that corrodes the slave 's life as well as the slaveholder 's mind and behavior. As demonstrated in the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, the personality of the most pure masters and mistresses can have a negative 180 degree turn after experiencing slavery. Frederick Douglass argues this by presenting the examples of Sophia Auld (a white mistress) and Thomas Auld (a non-born slaver owner) who were influenced by slavery to become dishonest and…

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  • Sophia Burset's Orange Is The New Black

    that we see struggle is Sophia Burset. Unlike the other ladies, Sophia struggles on a level most do not in this particular setting; she is an African American transgender. I feel like Sophia’s character is a breath of fresh air within the entertainment business. There are so few transgenders on T.V., which means their struggle is swept under the rug. According to an EOnline’s interview with Nick Adams from GLAAD, “Forty-one percent of transgender people report attempting suicide—not thinking…

    Words: 955 - Pages: 4
  • Who Is Sophia Petrillo's Golden Girls?

    She lived in a nursing home that burnt down, called Shady Pines. After that incident she moved in with the three women, her biggest fear was going back into a nursing home. Sophia, being Italian, was the character that always said what was on her mind. She was the oldest in the house, and kept everyone on their toes with her quick witted humor. Sophia was the character that stuck up for the underdog. She defended a lot of the gay characters that appeared on the show, which was a head of its…

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  • Justinian's Legacy

    Primarily, Justinian built means of protection for his people; he rebuilt city walls and constructed forts and places of refuge for the victims of barbarian raids. Justinian also created colonnaded streets, baths, city squares, roads, and monuments for the enjoyment of his people. In the past he had constructed aqueducts and conduits but they were quite far from Constantinople, which was often subject to either a lack of water or, when there were floods, an abundance of water, so flood control…

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  • Sophia Auld Transformation Of Character Analysis

    The quote “On Sophia Auld transformation of character. “But alas! this kind heart had but a short time to remain such. The fatal poison irresponsible power was already in her hands, and soon commenced it’s infernal work. That cheerful eye, under the influence of slavery, soon became red with rage; that voice, made all sweet accord, changed to one harsh and horrid discord; and that angelic face gave place to that of a demon,” relates to the present and past history. In the narrative Frederick’s…

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  • How Did The Scarlet Letter Change

    these problems throughout his life. Several things may have prompted Hawthorne to write about the certain things he wrote about. Hawthorne wrote about love because he had loved his wife, Sophia Amelia Peabody whom he married July 9th, 1842. Hawthorne wrote about death and loss as well because of his experiences with death and loss as a child. (“Nathaniel Hawthorne” Discovering Authors.) Inspired by events from his childhood including his father's death and his isolation and loneliness when he…

    Words: 1080 - Pages: 5
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