Valentino Orsini

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  • Gender Roles In The Decameron By Giovanni Boccaccio

    Gender roles have been around us for so long that people have forgotten how life would even be like with no classifications. Life as we know it would cease to exist if male and female humans were honestly all treated the same. The reason for this is simple and very direct, humans although want equality demonstrate the complete opposite. There is media now in day that include, books, novels, movies, theater performances, and so much more that reflect how poorly and how little todays society respect woman. Through words, pictures, adjectives, and examples, woman are constantly humiliated, mistreated, and unappreciated due to typical gender role stereotypes. In the society and the time setting frame that Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron is taken place in, women typically are held in a lower social standing than men, it has been this way for a long time. As with most societies until relatively recently in history, women were not allowed to have a significant role in the everyday life of a typical human being. The only way that woman was viewed in people’s eyes was that of a wife and mother to her family. There are two prime example that we have discussed in class of this and that would be the novella ¬that discussed the story that involved the Marquis of Sanluzzo, Gualtieri, and his bride Griselda and of course the in class movie we had the opportunity to watch entitled Maraviglioso Boccacio. The reason that both of these very important pieces played such a vital role in…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: The Kind Of Life

    The life we live is like an open sea. At times, it hurls violent waves on us, completely throwing us off our tracks. Usually, the only way to recover from the blows that constantly blind us as we journey along is to fight with our strongest will possible. I have lived the kind of life I consider extraordinary. My father use to assault my mother and when I was a young girl. On almost a daily basis, he would send me to my room, lock me in there and abuse my mother. She was never the type to fight…

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  • Three Wise Men Tone Analysis

    Mae Holland arrives for her first day at “the most influential company in the world”: The Circle. Mae owes her newfound position at The Circle to her old-time friend, Annie, whose belonging to the “Gang of 40” makes her one of the most influential members of the company. Established by the “Three Wise Men” , The Circle becomes the #1 company on the forefront of technological advancement. The Circle’s goal is to work towards a new era of communication and safety, what it claims is a more…

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  • Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince Still Relevant Today

    This particular kindle edition is fairly good. In addition to the text of “The Prince”, this edition also includes two shorter historical works by Machiavelli, "Descriptions of the Methods Adopted by the Duke Valentino When Murdering Vitellozzo Vitelli, Oliverotto da Fermo, the Signor Pagolo, and the Duke di Gravina Orsini," and "The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca." Both additional books are basicallycase studies of how historical figures achieved success and new persona by acting…

    Words: 1318 - Pages: 6
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