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    guilds have the possibility to create political corruption in governments, this was not the case in Venice, as the Venetian government controlled the flow of commissions in the city: "Like virtually every other trade practiced in the city, the arts were protected and controlled by the state" (Brown 41). Since the government held control over the market, they would decide who would receive commissions to suit their own needs. For instance, one of the most frequent guilds to receive commissions in Venice was the Bellini family workshop. While many family workshops had broken up during the fifteenth century in Italy, they flourished in Venice. The head of the family, Jacopo Bellini, taught his two sons, Giovanni and Gentile, how to paint, and together they would execute commissions from the Venetian government, as "this period was admittedly more a commercial business than a vehicle for self-expression" (Brown 41).…

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    The Carnival of Venice (Carnevale di Venezia) is a magnificent celebration that takes place in Venice, Italy. This extraordinary parade occurs in the streets of Venice with the center of attention at the St. Mark’s Square and at times, there are additional events such as masquerade balls that take place in the ancient Venetian buildings (Bonadonna, 2017). Socially, this event contains individuals of all ages. Children gather together with their family members, friends and neighbors to celebrate…

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    Venice Persuasive Essay

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    1 | VENICE Among those who've apparent it in person, the cessation is unanimous: Venice is the a lot of admirable city-limits in the world, and the alone one that can absolutely be declared as unique. Anniversary architectonics is a plan of art, with their adorableness added if reflected on the canals that cantankerous the city. Its bewitched backdrop is alluring and amazing at aboriginal sight, evoking the activity of entering the ambience of a real-life bogie tale. It's conceivably even…

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    As a crucial center of trade among the major cities of the world, Venice came to be known as a land of indulgence and debauchery. Trading with considerable frequency is one reason that the Venetians gained such a unique reputation. For example, gambling was a natural and frequent occurrence in Venice and the city contained an estimated amount of 20,000 courtesans during the Elizabethan era. Despite the constant promiscuous actions, a large portion of the Venetians were religious, Roman Catholic…

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    Venice, Italy is a destination everyone deserves to visit in their lifetime. Rich in culture, history and a variety of art it’s definitely a place to go. The history of Venice includes many different things. First there is “The Plague” which was a huge problem in Venice during the Middle Ages. It struck not only Venice but also countries around Europe and also in China. When it was most deadly during the medieval time period and many knew it as “The Black Death.” The Plague was a disease that…

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    Byron uses the image of the gondola as a synecdoche for the city of Venice. No other symbol fully encapsulates the fluidity and restlessness of the city, nor the pervasive intermixing of life and death that characterises Venice so fully. This is particularly true of Beppo, in which the gondola functions as a demonstration of the thin boundaries between the two seemingly antithetical states of life and death in Venice. The connection between the gondola and Venice is established in the opening…

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    Death In Venice Classicism

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    The themes of classicism related to art, literature, and mythology are specifically woven around the persona of Aschenbach in Mann’s novella, Death in Venice. Artfully crafted, a reader easily identifies with the narrator’s condescending attitude, but also questions the true purpose of Mann’s allusions. Mann would have the reader closely identify with Aschenbach’s love of classical literature and beauty as justification for Aschenbach’s behavioral decline. However, the mood of this novella…

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    The Merchant Of Venice

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    inspired others to be great and gave us amazing plays as a result of his brilliance. However, Shakespeare did not always make art that was appreciated by all or understood by all. The Merchant of Venice is a prime example of this controversy, because of some of the interesting messages the play conveys, and the age old battle of whether or not it is a comedy or tragedy. There needs to be a clear understanding of the comedic component of the play in order to comprehend William Shakespeare’s The…

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    Unifying these aspects, in addition to Jessica’s subplot, is the element of love vs cynicism. Illustrating this difference is the setting of Belmont vs Venice. Romance, love and mercy flow freely in the former, while the latter brims with resentment, acrimony, and money. Hatred and cynicism, in this incident, build upon each other, and Shylock asserts “The villainy you teach me I will execute—and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction (III.i.59-61). In contrast, Portia stands for…

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    Throughout history, humans are known to be one of the most selfish beings on the planet. There have been many points in time where humans refuse to drop their bigoted beliefs. Many times, humans have sacrificed others to maintain these egocentric beliefs and many authors have expressed this dark part of humanity. In the play Merchant Of Venice, the novel To Kill A Mockingbird and the short story The Lottery the authors are trying to tell us that human beings are willing to sacrifice others to…

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