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    Introduction The seven wonders of the ancient world are wonderful pieces of architecture. The lighthouse of Alexandria was one of them. They were seven; two of them were located in Egypt, The Great Pyramid of Giza and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Others are The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and The Colossus of Rhodes. The Lighthouse of Alexandria is the tallest and the most magnificent lighthouse in history was built in 279 B.C. It was built on the North West coast of the Egyptian Delta. It was considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Also it has an important function which is guiding ships into the harbor of Alexandria. The…

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    Many pieces of art and treasure were lost during the time of the Holocaust. Losing art and treasure is like losing a piece to your culture. Up to 200,000 art works are thought to have gone missing during WWII. Luckily, a group called the Monuments Men saved or discovered more than five million works of art in Nazi hiding places. Without them many famous pieces of art known around the world wouldn’t be here today. The Monuments men didn’t save every treasure or piece of art, but there are some…

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    Throughout history, minority groups such as women and blacks have often been treated as “monstrous” outcasts. In The Wonders of the Invisible World, Cotton Mather’s account of the Salem witch trials, women are depicted as witches. In Coleman’s In the Beginning there was White Zombie, we see that first-hand accounts of Haitian culture written by a white man created the image of the zombie. When studying these accounts, we notice that when depicting minorities as monsters, the oppressor seems to…

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    Do you ever wonder why things turn out the way they do: why the colors of the leaves change when the season turns from summer to fall, or why someone can be treated so awfully, yet still continue to love that person with all their heart ? “The sense of wonder speaks of our hunger to be moved, to be engaged and impassioned with the world and take pleasure in it, attuned to it and fascinated by it” (7 Ways to Spark Your Sense of Wonder). It is Ted Kooser, an American poet and a Pulitzer Prize…

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    The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World inspired awe and fascination during their time. They are impressive structures. They all took a lot of time and effort to be built. One of the significant wonders seven wonders is the statue of Zeus. The impact on Zeus is he wore a wreath around his head and held a figure of Nike, the winged goddess of victory in his right hand. These seven wonders all had a special reason for being constructed. This could have been a big achievement for Antipater. …

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    second movement, he goes to a ball to get his mind off of her, but since he is madly in love with her, he sees her there, and again the idée fix is played. But remember that Harriet is just a figment of his imagination, but his love is so strong, he sees her everywhere he goes. As for the third movement, he decides to go out to the country side of Paris and as he is strolling along, once again he sees Harriet. By the fourth movement, he has had it with Harriet and says if he cannot have her,…

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    Louis XIV, Augustus of Rome, Julius Caesar, and George Robinson. Some of the greatest and most respected rulers of all time. Each ruler lead with an iron fist, as they attempted to bring a certain unity and pride to their people. Many failed to bring such perfection to their society, however only George Robinson seemed to be able to achieve such an inconceivable feat, but not for long. Spencer Robinson was still in awe. He looked around him, a mansion was the least you could say to describe…

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    The play Wonder of the World by David Lindsay-Abaire was hosted in the Knox Performing Art theatre. Initially after reading the play itself, I found the play somewhat interesting with few moments of having me at disbelief because of how straightforward some of the scenes can be. But after watching the play at the theatre, I’ve been left with a more bitterness than happiness of how the play was portrayed. But I will explain that later in my review of this mediocre play. I entered the theatre…

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    favoured traits, have a better chance of survival over others. In Robertson Davies’ Fifth Business, the main characters model the process of natural selection. When Dunstan Ramsay is reborn after the war, he is better suited to the environment of Deptford. Paul Dempster faces many challenges in Deptford. The reason he survives is because he moves into an environment that better suits his skills and traits. Percy “Boy” Staunton is the only character who does not adapt, therefore he perishes.…

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    Mary Dempster was the wife of Amasa Dempster, the Baptist priest of Deptford, Ontario, Canada. She was a kind lady and very introverted. While her husband was very religious and constantly felt as if God was testing him, Mary was not so involved in religion. However, she did not let her husband’s strong belief in God influence her life. She was calm, even-tempered, and believed that things would all eventually be resolved. Mary’s life changed when an incident occurred on December 27, 1908, which…

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