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  • The Importance Of The Helmet Mask In African Art

    African Art, twenty-five contemporary artists attempted to bridge the gap between mask and masquerade by both historically contextualizing and re-creating the part that the African mask and masquerade play today. The Helmet Mask (Gbetu) with Raffia Costume was created during the early to mid-20th century. The unidentified Gola artist utilized wood, pigment, metal, and raffia to create the work. The dimensions of the work are 93 by 48 inches, or 236.2 by 121.9 centimeters. The work was created in Grand Cape Mount or Lofa County, Liberia by a member of the Gola tribe. This tribe resides in western and northwestern Liberia and Eastern Sierra Leone. The work within the image set which inspired my selection was the Bundu Mask from the Mende peoples of the Sande Society, located in the modern-day West African forests of Sierra Leone and Liberia. The work was created during the 19th to 20th century C.E., and was created using wood, cloth, and fiber. Both of these selected works are used as masks, and were made by a member or members of African tribes which reside in both Liberia and Sierra Leone. Both works also contain the materials of wood as well. Visually, both are similar as there are long, shaggy pieces of material, representative of hair, hanging around the circumference of the base of the top part of the mask. The top part of the mask is representative of a female face. Gbetu masks characteristically consist of a bucket-shaped helmet which is fitted over the user’s head and…

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  • My 15 Faith Service Hour Volunteering For Feed My Starving Children

    With these hours I decided to work maintenance for my school. After school I’d go to the maintenance closet next to the bathroom in the main hallway and wait for Jarod Harper. Jarod would then proceed to assign jobs. He always assigns someone he knows with whoever was new that day to clean the bathrooms, then two people he trusted to vacuum the stairs in the school, and everyone else would help clean the classrooms. Cleaning the classrooms included wiping and straightening desks, sweeping, and…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: What Is 'It'?

    I don’t like how when I walk the sand gets stuck to my feet and how I never seem to be able to get all of the sand off of my body. I always burn no matter how often or how much sunscreen I put on. When the wind blows, sand gets into your eye, it hurts. Personally I think that those who think they love the beach are confused, because when you go to the beach you are usually with a group of people that you are not able to be with often, or maybe you are on vacation and more or less free of the…

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  • Language James Baldwin Analysis

    Language is a truly unique thing since everyone utilizes it differently allowing people to show who they are. When I was in the sixth grade, I attended a summer camp where many of the campers were from Tennessee. Living in Alabama, I believed that I had a southern accent, but these campers made my accent seem nonexistent. Many people have stories like this one where they sound different or used different words than the people that they are speaking with at the time. In James Baldwin’s essay, he…

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  • The Benefits Of Three Things To Get Up Through High School

    school or your too shy then read this paper it might help you. In schools these days many kids need help with many things like communication and paying attention. They also need help on how to do these things and how it benefits them. People need help on school and their lives and how to improve on some things. Doing well in high school is one of the most important times of your life because high school is the time where your in transition to your future and three important parts of being…

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  • Assignment Of The Puritans

    didn’t like the Protestant church is back home. When I was in England I heard about a group of people who called themselves the Puritans. They were a group who also believed that the Protestant Church was not complete and was corrupt just like the Catholics. The Puritans wanted to clean up the church and society, and believed that they could make a change within the community by modeling the right way to live life. I decided to join them, but I still didn’t like living in such a corrupt society.…

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  • Reflection Paper On Death

    The reason I think this is because after all vital activity has ceased the soul leaves the body and a body without a soul is dead. I believe that every human being that has ever existed has a soul and is considered a person. On the flip side is Empirical Functionalism. Most philosophers believe that what constitutes personhood is a set of abilities or functions. Some of these functions or abilities include higher brain functions, ability to relate to others, and self-awareness. Now with this…

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  • My Personal Self Assessment

    I want to focus and work on the three weaknesses that I addressed previously (uncreative, lack of delegation, and care causes loss of rationale) because those are the most evident places for personal improvement from both and introspective verdicts and from being mentioned by my peers. The other capability that I want to address is my avoidance of conflict and confrontation. I will eventually address a problem when it arises, but I will not initiate confrontation until it is absolutely…

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  • The Influence Of Socialization In My Life

    As soon as we came to this earth, we were all born equal because we were all innocent at the time. We had no sense of the world or the people around us in those first moments in the delivery room. Throughout the years of living, we began to develop an identity when we are exposed to a culture. Socialization is important to us because it helps shape one’s personality. Even though our genes give us a certain type of personality, the socialization process is what helps us form as a person in a…

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  • Essay On Competition Is Good Or Bad For People

    of your house’s driveway to your house, or attending a school’s drawing contest. Everyone wants to become the champion and enjoyed being receive the title of the first place. Because we all know what the result of being the first place is, and we are more than likely to get a valuable prize as the result. People always have different opinions on if competition is good or bad for people. Here are some research that can show us competition is actually good for us not only physically and mentally.…

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