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  • An American Girl In Munich Analysis

    society?s gender expectations make her entrance into composition a trial. In fact, for middle-class women in the professions generally, this was a time of transition from expectations centered on the home and domesticity to those connected to work and having a public presence. This diary sketch is not the only source that gives body to Daniels?s aspirations to become a professional composer. Her tales of struggle as a female music student were recorded in her published book, An American Girl in Munich: Impressions of a Music Student (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1905). No other sources pertaining to her studies in Munich survive, and these two fictional accounts provide the only information we have about her training there. As literature Daniels?s book invites one to view women?s gender roles in transition and the formation of Daniels?s professional identity in light of this transition. The story of Daniels?s development as a professional is unusual. While we most often learn about a composer?s development through non-fictional sources, Daniels uniquely wrote fiction through which to express and document her formative experiences. While fiction was a way for many women at the time to record their experiences and document their history, Daniels?s case is the sole example of a composer who documented his or her training through fiction. In Chapter 3 we saw how Helen Leah Read?s college fiction novel, Brenda?s Cousin at Radcliffe, historically grounded an analysis of…

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  • The Importance Of Travel Writing

    One does not have to travel far to know oneself. Travel can be introspective, but being introspective is not a prerequisite for being a travel writer. Authors have created works that fit into the category of travel writing but not into the category of memoir - providing an unbiased, rather than a subjective, account of travel. The question of if a contest should add a travel writing section isn 't a question so much of if they should rather than in what it is that separates travel writing from a…

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  • Compare And Contrast Ibn Battuta And Jinville

    In Sickness and in Health One aspect that many people read travel narratives for is the danger, the risk to the protagonist 's life as they travel through unknown lands. In a travel narrative, especially one written in an early part of human history, the chance of injury or illness is all too great. But what interests an audience is not just the thrill of how close the protagonist comes to death, but how the protagonist handles their suffering. This essay will compare Ibn Ibn Battuta and…

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  • Factors Of Volunteer Tourism

    INTRODUCTION Volunteer Tourism or voluntourism can define as a form of tourism where the tourists volunteer in local communities as part of their travel (Sin 2009). Also, Brown (2005) remarks the term of voluntourism as the type of tourism experience where a tour operator offers travellers an opportunity to participate in an expedition that has a volunteer components, as well as immerse oneself in the local culture and community and engage in conservation projects and explore career…

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  • Spiritual Tourism Case Study

    competing destinations. The author has attempted to classify the major themes as – destination planning, marketing and promotion, new products, sustainable tourism and transport. He further identified the key challenges faced by the tourism industry that would potentially affect the industry’s future operations. In an increasingly complex global market system, it is observed, tourism needs to adopt societal marketing strategies that facilitate regional development (Buhalis, 2000). A review of…

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  • The Benefits Of Tourism?

    While tourism can promote awareness of the environment through areas like national parks, it can also cause environmental destruction. People are careless and often do not pay any mind to the area around them and unknowingly destroy it. It can also cause destruction through pollution because of the increase of cars and people that are coming to a country. When mass amounts of foreign people travel to one country it can often wash away the country’s identity and warp it into something so far away…

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  • Vacation Scenarios

    In today 's world women have the right of equality, speech, and desires and ambitions. Statistics show that women travelers have increased in number by 230% (Bond, 2016). 87% of these women say they travel for sightseeing. Women tourism as a target industry has increased exceeds $19 trillion annually. The average adventure traveler is not "...a 28-year old male, but a 47-year-old female. And she wears a size 12 dress," (2016). Why women travel... Also taken note booking agents, that the 27%…

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  • What Are The Similarities Between The Poisonwood Bible And Things Fall Apart

    In our modern society when someone intentionally leaves their home, state, or country it is typically for a good reason. An example of this might be a sports fan going to a Dodgers game to experience the thrill and joy of the game with fans alike, a nice vacation to the Bahamas with the added luxury of a first-class flight, and the possible enjoyment with being together with family which lives far-far-away only to be visited ever so rarely on special occasions. These all sound like brillant…

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  • Free College Admissions Essays: My Personal Experiences

    friends looking on, was as normal as tying my shoe laces in the locker room. Furthermore, till last year, we lived as a nuclear family and took all decisions, without any exceptions, collectively. Moreover, the discussions did not weigh heavy – they progressed, organically. As a result, I have learned to be open to and respectful of perspectives that are different from mine and look for solutions and decisions that are in the best interest(s). In month 2015, I discovered life in a joint…

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  • Vacations In The Walt Disney World

    Vacations are not always what they are cracked up to be. Vacation destinations are usually viewed as places where people travel to relax and escape from the realities of everyday life, but it could also mean learning something valuable if looked at through the right perspective. When going on an excursion to a tropical island or an amusement park, it is easy for me to forget how much hard work is put into creating the perfect experience for guests. From the outside, Walt Disney World may appear…

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