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  • The Importance Of Being Earnest Feminist Analysis

    In the play The Importance of Being Earnest, the female characters Cecily and Gwendolyn conform to the stereotypical role of the Victorian women's dream of marriage. They both have fantasies of what a perfect husband should be. Cecily and Gwendolyn will not marry unless the man's name is Earnest. Gwendolen tells Jack that “ ideal has always been to love someone of the name of Earnest” (262). Cecily and Gwendolyn are fixated on the name Earnest because they believe that a man named Earnest will be able to live up to society’s expectation of an honorable man. According to Walter E. Houghton, author of The Victorian Frame of Mind, “To be earnest morally is to recognize that human existence is not a short interval between birth and death...but…

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  • Modern Architecture In Los Angeles

    Modern Architecture in Los Angeles In Los Angeles, the captivating buildings of different sizes and structures are an important element to the city’s identity. Common bystanders might only see buildings as structures that are useful as work, commercial, and living places. Even though architecture is an essential component to provide the best use of space, there is more than meets the eye. The architecture of buildings exposes to us a time, a style, and a story that speak an abundant amount of…

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  • Conformity In The Awakening

    In The Awakening, Kate Chopin illustrates the slow awakening of Edna Pontellier, a married woman who seeks her own happiness of individuality and her desires in a Victorian society. As a result, Edna tries to make changes in her life, such as abandoning her responsibilities as a mother and relocating into her own home. However, Edna is soon aware that change is not pleasant. Feeling impossibility and hopelessness, Edna chooses to die as an ultimate escape from the restrictions of the Victorian…

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  • Bronte's Use Of Foil In Jane Eyre

    when Brocklehurst directly calls Jane an "interloper and an alien," the words clearly connoting foreignness and not belonging. By making her stand alone on a stool, Brocklehurst attempts to place Jane back into the inferior, outsider position she occupied at Gateshead. The presentation of various foils in the novel causes much sympathy in the reader for Jane today, while Victorian readers would probably not have seen it as wrong, instead would be more shocked at Bronte’s boldness. Unlike most…

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  • Personal Essay: My Eternal Love For Architecture And Architecture

    My first tryst with architecture was back in 2000; I was about 10 years old and my parents had started the construction of our new house. We took weekly trips to the construction site and I remember being so fascinated with how a few walls and ceilings, an entity so basic, could create spaces so vastly varying and yet so personal. This had now opened up a whole new spectrum of the built form for me, I was suddenly more conscious of its presence, something I hadn’t even noticed until that time.…

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  • Utopian Urban Planning

    Excessive Planning in the Urban Future: Obstacles to Urban Utopia The utopian-style planning of the urban future has embraced principle, and abandoned practicality. In order to form utopian cities, the planners of urban areas like Brasília and Delhi proposed detailed urban plans that have mostly ignored market factors in favor of heightened urban regulations. In the case of Brasília, these regulations, designed to further the city’s utopian conception, have actually had the opposite effect.…

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  • Air Conditioning

    Introduction There are numerous similarities between a wall air conditioner and a window air conditioner, but the main intention of the former is not to place it on a window. Wall air conditioners are placed directly within the wall of the building. Well, if you already have an air conditioning unit at your home, no worries! The only difference between the wall air conditioner and the central air conditioner is that the former can be mounted to the wall of the building. It also comes with a…

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  • Sustainable Construction

    Introduction This paper examines six peer-reviewed articles addressing the concept of sustainable construction. Sustainable construction is the creation and responsible management of a healthy built environment based on resource efficient and ecological principles (Mokhlesian & Holman, 2012). These resource efficient and ecological principles make changes to the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the structure. Topics discussed in the articles include, but are not limited to,…

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  • Statement Of Purpose To Study Kinesiology And Psychography

    I never intended to study architecture. When I was applying to colleges, I intended to study kinesiology and psychology. Studying dance and photography when I was younger gave me a desire to be expressive, and even though I felt a connection to the physicality of dance through kinesiology, I knew I wanted to do something that fulfilled that same sense of expression. It wasn’t until I studied architecture that I noticed some of its similarities with dance. Dance is expressive of the body, but it…

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  • Recovering Utopian Coleman Analysis

    utopia in regard to architecture and city planning. It includes explanations that make up the dangers and realistic ideals that come along with trying to create utopia in architecture or a utopian city. Coleman describes what makes up utopia in architecture which include as he describes four elements: “social and political content; a significant level of detail in the description of what is proposed; elaboration of a positive transformation of social and political life as key to what is proposed…

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