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  • Chuck Close Essay

    significant events in his life, yet he still says he is the happiest man in the world, which is hard to believe. Chuck Close was born on July 5, 1940 in Monroe,Washington. His father was Leslie Durward Close (died in 1952, when Chuck was 11) and his mother was Mildred Wagner Close (died of breast cancer {year n/a}).Chuck had one brother named Martin Close. Both of his parents enjoyed doing an activity, involving an art. Having parents who enjoy art, would give Chuck more support from his family to pursue his future career in art. School wasn’t a great place for Chuck, he had dyslexia…

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  • The Voyeurs In Virtue Film Analysis

    I believe the blandness of Walker is what makes the film so rich and though provoking, it is what give us access to think the unthough with it. The motif of the bland escapes from theory, it cannot be reduced to a concept, but it is not a mystical idea either; it evokes something common to the arts and have been acknowledge by the three schools of thought in China (Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism) (Jullien 23). This elusiveness is present in the film; the rhythm of Walker and its main…

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  • Claes Thure Oldenburg

    Oldenburg? Claes Thure Oldenburg is an American sculptor, painter, and pop artist, known as the, “reigning king of Pop sculpture since the early 1960’s.” Claes Oldenburg was born on January 28, 1929 in Stockholm, Sweden. Son of Gösta Oldenburg and Sigrid Elisabeth; due to his father being a member of the Swedish foreign service, Claes and his family moved quite often. Brother of Richard Oldenburg a well-known art historian whom of which was director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, between…

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  • Still I Rise By Maya Angelou Analysis

    ‘Still I Rise’ by the American, Maya Angelou presents the character of a black woman who is oppressed in the 1970s but refuses to accept this. ‘Disabled’ by Wilfred Owen, however, is concerned with a character who is ‘broken’ after the disabilities he suffers in the First World War at the beginning of the twentieth century. The poem ‘Still I Rise’ is about a woman who discloses that she will overcome anything due to her self-confidence. The line ‘But still, like dust, I’ll rise’ is a metaphor…

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  • Thando And Mandisa Character Analysis

    The focus is on the TWO daughters (Thando and Mandisa), which are very different in style, color and attitude. However Mandisa is hoping by all means to try and change Thando to reach her level. Thando is Sipho's daughter, she is a teacher, and works at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings as the interpreter. She is very loving and caring especially to her father, she said "Let me get you a glass of water"(Kani,2002:39) and she made it clear to her boyfriend (Mpho) that "It's full…

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  • Family Quilts In Everyday Use By Alice Walker

    In her short story, Everyday Use, Alice Walker exhibits the perspectives of the three main characters in how they view the family’s quilts. While similar, these perspectives have a very distinct meaning for each of the characters. The quilts symbolize historical moments in each of their lives, except Dee. To her, the quilts are nothing more than fragments of outdated, useless linen. Subsequently, it is not until she transitions into Wangero that she begins to understand, or have an idea of, the…

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  • Patriarchy In Alice Walker's The Color Purple

    Alice Walker’s The Color Purple – the Dissolution and Disillusionment of the Patriarchy and its Economy. The Color Purple, herein referred to as TCP, authored by Alice Walker is written from the point of view of female protagonist, Celie, structured in letters to God, and then to her sister, Nettie. This discussion however focusses on the passage beginning “Dear Nettie, my heart broke…” on page 223 of the 2004 Phoenix (Onion Books Ltd.) edition and ending “… Pray for me, your sister, Celie.” on…

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  • How Does Jane Austen Use Social Criticism In Pride And Prejudice

    “Social Criticism in Marriage” In the novel, e.g. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen used social criticism to portray how she felt about women and marriage. Austen used the two characters Elizabeth Bennet and Charlotte Lucas to show two totally different perspectives on marriage in this work. Social criticism during that time was more pressed on women back then rather than now for several reasons. Some women can feel like Elizabeth who felt as though marriage should be based on love. Other women…

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  • Patriarchy In The Color Purple

    The Color Purple is one of the most beloved novels of the twenty-first century. In it, author Alice Walker introduces her readers to a community of women, specifically protagonist, Celie and her sister Nettie, who suffer in the hands of men. The women are dehumanized by the misogynistic men in their lives, but eventually, they rise above the challenges the men throw at them and find themselves to be stronger and more beautiful than they ever were before. When the reader first meets Celie,…

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  • Obliging By Lorrie Moore Summary

    The short story “Obliging” by Lorrie Moore is a very well written story about a girl named Patty. Patty has a mother named Joyce and a father named Ray. She also has three other siblings whose names remain unknown throughout the story. Patty is the oldest and the tallest of the three, but she isn't the most clever. Patty is very competitive and seems to enjoy her life through sports, which the family thinks is odd because the rest of the siblings find an interest in art. School sports is what…

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