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    statue reminded Giselle of Bull sculpture in front of Wall Street. Nonetheless, this was a grim reminder of Father, Abbott Befort. Giselle 's remembered her Father 's rise in personal finance, only to become indicted in a Ponzi scheme in the Summer of 1998. Upon returning home from parochial school to her parent 's high-rise penthouse facing Central Park, Giselle discovered her Father dead from a suicide attempt. A single bullet to his skull. This was her darkest moment. Hence, her abrupt departed from high school. Mrs. Befort could not handle the pressure. Only selective details Michael knew from the past, but not its full extent. That singular event formulated the way Giselle achieved her ambition at whatever the cost. Giselle gripped Michael 's hand squeezing tighter as the group walked to the ruins, and away from the statue. They shared a smile, and sensed the enthusiasm in the air. It felt like an honest vacation after their volunteer day in the Medical Clinic. Even the Muslim academic Ms. Loren felt relaxed and awed Ahmad 's knowledge of the site. After spending a good hour on the site, Ahmad mentioned the possibility of visiting Saddam Hussein 's Babylon Palace, nicknamed the Summer Palace. The Palace was the Husseins summer residence, and a favorite of his five children. However, while leaving the wall surrounding the ruins, the church group heard what sounded like rapid gunfire.…

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    Both absolute ruler have wanted to expand. Therefore raise army which is made up of peasant. they desire to expand have put heavy burden on the peasant because in France the upper class were exempted from taxes which cause the peasant to taken all the responsibility of taxation. Mean while in Russia all were tax harshly which made the people in Russian develop hatred toward his policy. Both nation under the absolute ruler have been in war for many year and it have only brought modest territory…

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    They are “sole” companions for “long years- his last and only relative on earth.” They are husband and wife; however, the story never declares this fact. This conclusion is easily derived given Roderick’s “many passionate tears” (Baym, Nina 706) and the Usher family tree. Due to many generations of incest, Madeline wasn’t able to have or carry children. During the earlier years of their relationship, this seemed unimportant. As Roderick aged, the notion of never having children (and as a…

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    J Adore Dior Ad Analysis

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    Golden Ascension A golden-clad Charlize Theron struts assertively through the luxurious palace hall straight toward the viewer in one frame, and strikes a pose facing away from the viewer in the other. “J’adore Dior” accompanies her on the advertisement in an elegant font; moreover, it’s in French — an elegant language in itself. The advertisement’s golden tones, French text, font, bright lighting, and the model’s facial and body language all work together to create an elegant and luxurious…

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    The Sun King Louis XIV

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    He taxed the poor to build it and it is very costly to maintain. Everyone who wanted to see Louis XIV had to go to the palace. If they did not go to see him Louis would disregard them and act as if he did not know them. The Palace at Versailles is still a famous landmark today and was a major meeting point for many nobles. The palace at Versailles illustrates a time when kings and queens had immense wealth and power. Louis XIV epitomized the notion of an absolute monarchy, one that wielded…

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    A Little Chaos The film A Little Chaos is about a woman named Madame DaBarra who interviews for a job to help construct plans for Versailles. Madame DaBarra makes a living for herself, for she is a widow. Her husband and daughter died in a carriage accident. In the beginning of the movie, Madame Dabarra travels to be interviewed by Master Le Notre. During the interview Le Notre declines her plans and says they have no order. After the meeting Le Notre looks more at Madame DaBarra's plans and…

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    Fallingwater and Crystal Palace are two different buildings more than 100 years apart in architecture. These buildings have both made it through history of architecture by two famous architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Joseph Paxton. Their buildings display their sensitiveness to the natural environment. Also, how the compromises of these two buildings were based on their materials. Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater, 1936, concrete, steel and stone, 5,330 square ft . This building is fascinating,…

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    The Palace of Versailles is a complex that housed the French government, most notably its royalty, during the reigns of Louis XIV (known as the “Sun King” of France), Louis XV and Louis XVI. Built beside the settlement of Versailles, the Palace of Versailles is located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southwest of Paris. Before the construction of the palace by Louis XIV, the settlement of Versailles was a small hamlet, but when the revolution it had become much bigger with a population of more…

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    Was Louis XIV Successful? The Great Louis XIV reigned as a successful king in France from 1643 through 1715. Louis was considered the embodiment of an “absolute” monarch, because of his need for sole power and ruling. As Louis started his reign, many things needed to be changed, from being a disconnected age, to a integrate procedure. He commenced this process by taking full power over France and converting to only one religion. He made himself the center of attention and took every barrier…

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    How effective is Parliament at carrying out its various functions? Parliament’s three main functions are representation, scrutiny and legislation. The effectiveness of representation would be that parliament and the parties within represent their constituents and sections of society and voice their opinions and queries often. The effectiveness of scrutiny in parliament involves the studying of a proposed legislation in detail to ensure that it is in the nation’s interest and that it is in…

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