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    They feature two or even three floors, one right over the other (‘salt box’ style). Many of them contain a full basement or an attached garage. There is always ample square footage in the old styles, as they were built for big families as well as servants. The older ones also have beautiful classical architectural details. The more modern colonials contain open foyers allowing for grand entrances, as well as vaulted ceilings. Depending on the taste of the buyer, these houses can be found at many different price points. Victorian Architecture – These are homes that were built during the Victorian Era, as far back as mid 19th Century, and are still in working order. Most of these homes are found in the Historic District of Newburgh, Beacon, Cornwall, or scattered around other Hudson Valley locations. Popular with those who cherish the elegance of antiquity, these homes can also be customized to fit the modern generation’s desires. In fact, some Victorian features have found their way into some recently built…

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    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 “...my 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…

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    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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    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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    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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    Marissa Alicea Modern Worlds Midterm Paper ARCH 4140 Prof. Kalipoliti Fall 2015 In The Belly of an Architect, Stourley Kracklite’s obsession with Boullee’s architecture blinds him from the things that are essential to his success as an architect and his happiness. As a result, he thinks his wife is poisoning him, rather than the cause of his cancer being due to other factors. He sees Caspasian stealing his exhibition and neglects that he’s stealing his wife. His idealism of Boullee’s…

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    Professional Practice 2_Assignment 02 Pro Bono According to Owen. C, it has recognized pro bono work as a responsibility for legal profession to be undertaken as a main part to facilitate the legal practices. Mandatorily, firms are required to commit at least five percent of the value of the total hours within the contract to pro bono work by Victorian Government (Owen, C, 2012). Should architectural profession follow the similar rules? What are the benefits and challenge for architectural…

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    In the novel, The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde, Wilde criticizes many aspects of the Victorian lifestyle. The constant criticism in the comedy is present through constant witty remarks and absurdity throughout the play. One aspect of the Victorian lifestyle that Wilde refers to frequently is writing and writers. Wilde conveys the message by using diaries and three volume novels frequently throughout the play that those individuals have dreams and secrets that they find dear to them,…

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    In the play “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, witticism is used in characterization and in the satire of the Victorian Aristocracy. Characterization is used to describe characters and their personalities. Witticism, a literary tone, is used as a cleverly witty and often biting or ironic remark. Satire, a literary tone, is used to ridicule or make fun of human vice or weakness, often with the intent of correcting or changing, the subject. When you read the title of the literary…

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    Postmodernism is closely related to individualism, in fact, individualism is one of the many concepts that is in postmodernism. From the view of postmodernists, facts and truths are risen from social subjectivity because experiences and science reasoning are the thing of the past. While this might seem ordinary for many young adults or teens, this postmodernist concept and ideal is what has been keeping experts and mature adults up at night. With the birth of the internet, postmodernist’s…

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