'Show how J.B Priestly creates dramatic tension in 'An Inspector Calls'? 'An Inspector Calls' written and created by J.B Priestly, the play is based on trust and responsibility, taking responsibility for your own actions. That actions people take can be wrong and lead to bad things happening. The play is written and set just before World War 1 in an upper class family. At the beginning of the play Mr Birling is having a celebration engagement party for his daughter Sheila who is to be married to Gerald. To Mr Birling, This engagement means the joining together of two rival companies. To the audience they all seem to be having a good time, they are all listening to speeches by their father and Gerald. They all seem content and excited about the future, not at all unsure. We also get this feeling later on when Mr Birling talks about the war and how it's a load of nonsense, "Nonsense nobody wants war". The tension begins to rise when you realise that Gerald's parents are not present at dinner, which is strange seeing as it is his engagement party. The thing that we never find out during this story is why they are not present. Even though everything is going well there is a sense of unease in the way they talk. In the speech that Mr Birling gave to the family he says there will be no war. The Germans don't want war; nobody wants war, except some half-civilised folks in the Balkins". But we (the audience) know that there is going to be a war. Throughout his speech there is one phase that he keeps saying before everything he says "as a hard – headed businessman…" At this point he leaves the room and ventures on to the balcony with Gerald smoking a cigar....
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Have you ever been to the zoo or museum? I think the answer is yes. When I was a child, I liked to go there so much. I loved animals, which I considered as my friends. However, when I got a surprise on my birthday, I tended to change my attitude to animals. It was back to my secondary school. In my memory, it was a beautiful day with bright sunshine. I could feel smoothness in the wind, hear chirrup on the tree branches and smell the sweetness from each plant. What a nice day! I was feeling especially happy because it was my birthday. I went to school as usual. When I got into the classroom, I sat down at my desk and put my backpack into my drawer. Everything went smoothly and normally. When I stretched out my hands into the drawer to get out my test books and pencils, I found something in my hand. It was cold, rough, sticky and it was winding between my fingers. For curiosity, I looked down into the drawer to see what on earth it was. Would you believe it? It was a little snake! It was staring right at me and stretching its bloody tongue. At that moment, I could not help screaming. I was so scared that perhaps everyone in the building could hear me. All of my classmates looked at me strangely, expect the boy who sat behind me. He was giggling and light up with pleasure. The naughty boy had set up the whole thing. He wanted to give me a big surprise by playing this trick on my birthday, but I thought I would rather never have something like this happens again. From that scary experience on, I do not like animals as much as before. Once I walked along...
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The artists name is Salvador Dali; the portrait I am intending to analyse is Galatea Of Spheres. Dali has painted many surrealist portraits. When I look at the portrait of 'Galatea Of Spheres', I can see that Dali has used a variety of pale colours and he uses circular shapes, which I think represent spheres and inside the spheres he has drawn the features of a persons face. To me this is a fine use of texture because I think it builds character in a painting. I've noticed that throughout his work the positioning of the objects seem to be located in the centre of the portrait. In the portrait, which I have selected and analysing I've noticed that he has drawn the lady as if she was indignant inside and behind her looks as if the sun is set. If I was asked what I thought was the most important part of the work, I would have to say that Dali has mainly focused on the face and the spheres in which he has drawn the features. I'm not positive about the exact time of year, but I can tell you it looks as if it has a clear sky, so I would have to say it could be summer and the time of the day is early evening, the evidence is that the sun is setting. Salvador Dali was obsessed with spiritual – mystical portrait of Galetea and science the spheres in which he has drawn are combined as a general order of the universe, so he painted it over and over. The background is simplified basically the same, with only the sky and the sea. Making up any subject, which would only complicate the principal theme. I can tell by just looking at this portrait that it has...
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The Poem "My Girl" is a story, or lyrical poem, told from the point of view of an outside speaker. The poem talks about the love a guy has for his girl. We assume the speaker is a boy and the girl he is referring to is his girlfriend. In the first stanza, the speaker uses two metaphors. "I got sunshine on a cloudy day." and "when it's cold outside, I got the month of May." In these metaphors, "sunshine" and "may" symbolize being happy an/or happiness, together with "cold" and "cloudy" representing all other things being sad. Therefore, the metaphors are comparing happiness to sadness, with the speaker's girlfriend symbolizing happiness and everything else represents sadness. The second stanza is the refrain utilized throughout the poem. The speaker puts a lot of emphasis on "my girl" signifying that he puts a lot of emphasis in his life on his girl, thus meaning that she is important to him. In the third and fifth stanzas, the speaker expresses that he doesn't need the material things that other people consider necessary for a happy life, because the only thing he needs to be happy is his girlfriend. We know this because the poem says, "I don't need no money, fortune, or fame. I got all the riches baby, one man can claim." This means that he doesn't need any of what everyone else considers "riches" because the most important thing is his life is his girl. We also see that he has more happiness and "riches" than everyone else because he says "I got so much honey, the bees envy me." Bees have a lot of honey, in which case, for the bees to envy the speaker, he would have to have more than them. We also see the same metaphor used in the...
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ARTICLE 1. 1. State the type of text- letter to the editor, editorial etc. - In her letter to the editor titled, "Don't dump waste", L. Bourke argues, claims, asserts, advocates, contends ………… Writer's main contention- state the writers main contention and mention a couple of the main reasons given to support his contention. - the author supports this view by highlighting - claims that - asserts that - discusses - addresses the issue of - establishes the view that - raises the question about - shows partiality towards…. (government) - demonstrates the significance of 2. Headline comment on the language in the headline. "In the headline the use of "twice" suggests….. this has the intended effect of making the reader feel…… The photograph illustrating…enhances this negative feel. - State what the headline is trying to draw your attention to. - Is it taking a side on the issue - What words are most important The reader then begins the article having already been made to consider the article in a negative light and the writer (name) begins the article with a statement…. 3. Tone- what tone of voice is used? Angry? Committed? conversational? You must give examples and quotes of the language used. - in an angry outburst the writer demands - the words,'…..','…….' Suggest that the writer is….. - the writer addresses the issue by using a conversational tone - the writer immediately catches our attention when he urges us to… - he suggests sinister motives tone words- cynical, sarcastic, disappointed, appalled, approving, passionate, aggressive, mocking, forceful, persuasive, sinister 4.Persuasive techniques - look for examples of assumptions, analogies, rhetorical questions, repetition. Use of experts? Use of statistics? You must state the effect each technique has on the reader. How- the writer's use of expert opinion - use of cold hard statistics - the writers rhetorical style/ dramatic use of rhetorical questions - convincing arguments - authoritative voice Why- this language is designed...
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This short story by Flannery O'Connor is a great story containing many themes including identity and racial matters. In this story, Julian and his mother need to go to weight-reducing classes. They must ride the city bus to go there, which is a problem for his mother. While on the bus, they encounter a black woman and her young child. Julian's mother is racist and believes that whites are superior. Julian is ashamed of this and is disgusted at his mother for it. Julian makes a point to do things he knows will bother his mother. However, his mother worships Julian and only wants the best for him. This story is great at showing the identity conflict Julian has and also the family dynamics. There is also the strong presence of race relations in the story between Julian's mother and a young African-American boy. When the boy and Julian's mother get off the bus, Julian's mom offers him a coin. This upsets the boy's mother, who hits Julian's mom with a bag. The mother falls to the ground and begins to speak in a nonsense. Julian begins to worry but it is too late. His mother dies at the sidewalk, an indirect result of her ignorance and racism. Julian also suffers from his mother's death. He had treated her poorly throughout his whole life and it is only when she is gone that he realizes his love for her. He had indirectly tried to save her by educating her about her racism, but it was too late....
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The first decade of the 1920s is often characterized as a period of Americanprosperity and optimism. It was the "Roaring Twenties," the decade of bath tub gin, the model T,the $5 work day, the first transatlantic flight, and the movie. It is often seen as a period of greatadvance as the nation became urban and commercial (Calvin Coolidge declared that America's business was business). The decade is also seen as a period of rising intolerance and isolation: chastened by the first world war, historians often point out that Americans retreated into a provincialism evidenced by the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, the anti radical hysteria of the Palmer raids, restrictive immigration laws, and prohibition. Overall, the decade is often seen as a period of great contradiction: of rising optimism and deadening cynicism, of increasing and decreasing faith, of great hope and great despair. Put differently, historians usually see the 1920s as a decade of serious cultural conflict. The Ku Klux Klan was most powerful during the 1920's when membership rose to nearly three million members. The klan aimed to alienate non-whites and other religious groups from the rest of American society. The klan was a hate group and displayed their hatred by killing thousands of people and destroying the lives of many others The klan was based in the South, but spread their hate across America. The 1920s witnessed the coming of the "Second Wave" of immigrants to the United States. These immigrants differed from the "First Wave" of European immigrants to the United States in that the majority of them were from Southern or Eastern Europe, whereas in the past the majority had been from Western European nations such as Great Britain, France, and Germany. The immigrants came to the U.S. seeking better economic opportunities for their families, but very...
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In Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie and William Shakespeare's Hamlet, we see how Family history greatly affects both the characters of Hamlet and Tom Wingfield. Tennessee Williams wrote the glass menagerie in 1941. The Glass Menagerie can be categorized as a "Memory Play" which means that most of the play is narrated from the narrators memory. The play is set in St Louis in 1937. During this time while Williams was writing the play the economy was going through a recession. This affects the play in that while everyone else's life and surroundings were changing the home of the Wingfield remains the same. Amanda Wingfield who is the mother of the household is not happy with her daughter Laura. Laura has a physical defect and wears a brace on her leg. Her mother is not happy with her due to the fact that she is really shy and does not attract men or as Amanda refers to them as "Gentlemen Callers". In an attempt to fulfill the preconceived path that most parents have for their children Amanda enrolls Laura in a business college. Amanda finds out that Laura has not been going to her class she spends her days wondering around the city. Amanda feels that her only hope of having Laura fulfill the path that she has dreamed for her is by getting married. Amanda and her son Tom discuss how they can help Laura's future. Tom has selected Jim O'Connor a casual friend that he works with down at the factory to come over and have dinner with laura in hopes that the plans for her mother and the future that laura deserves will all be supplied by Jim. Laura gets word of the plans and connects the name Jim o'connor to the guy that she had a huge crush on...
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Love has many different meanings to different people. For a five-year old, girl, love is marrying her daddy when she grows up. For a ten-year old child love may represent those feelings he or she has for their best friend. However, a teenager passing by their crush in the hallways and having sudden butterflies in their stomach, could also be a description of love. It doesn?t matter how you look at it, love is truly undefined and kindles different emotions in every human being. But the question is, "What is sex without love?" Can one participate in such an emotional journey without loving their partner? This statement holds true, and is represented in Sharon Olds poem titled "Sex Without Love." First and foremost, the poem quite passionately reveals Olds disgust for casual sex. She captures the shameful act of lustful sex and seemingly animates it with her language structure. Her use of imagery not only creates a picture in the readers mind, but also grabs the audiences? attention. The author also makes comparisons through the use of similes. The subject of the poem is sex without love, and how people who have sex without love treat their bodies as separate from "truth." It seems that Olds is capturing a lustful scene betweentwo people who lack emotional and spiritual connections, thus conveying to the reader a lesson about love. The poem, "Sex Without Love," expresses the poet?s attitude toward loveless sex as a cold and damaging act. Sharon Olds accomplishes this through her use of various poetic techniques which stimulate vivid images in the reader. Her opening words, "How do they do it, the ones who make love without love?", displays a negative tone as if the speaker was in disgust. However, Olds throws us off by referring to the two as "beautiful...
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In February of 1917, The Society of Independent Artists in New York City, held an open exhibition. Marcel Duchamp's Fountain was one of the main pieces exhibited. This main piece of art presented was a urinal mounted on its side. Duchamp chose not to sign the piece with his real name. Instead he signed the piece under an alias or ficticious character, "R. Mutt" or Richard Mutt, said maybe to have been a cartoon strip of the time. Fountain was rejected from the "open exhibition" without anyone knowing that it was the work of Marcel Duchamp. Duchamp even commented on the piece stating, "Whether Mr. Mutt with his own hands made the fountain or not has no importance, he chose it." Being received as an offensive joke at the exhibit, Duchamp took the piece back to the studio of Alfred Stieglitz, where it would be photographed. Duchamp later stated in an interview that, "The only works of art America has given are her plumbing and her bridges." The original then disappeared as did almost all of the "original readymades" of Duchamp. Duchamp's piece was not appreciated when first shown in that exhibit in 1917. Part of me agrees that with that verdict for a number of reasons. The first being that these "fountains" or "urinals" as they seem were already created at this time and he did now more than slightly alter the shape and the position is which it is placed. No depth or creativity is really understood when first analyzing this piece and neither does it attract ones eye. However, the reason why I particularly am not jumping to this conclusion is because that is how much of art was first interpreted. It was not until later after understand the motives and ideas behind the artists work that one...
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In the 19th Century, the visual arts had adhered increasingly closely to a set of fundamental notions of perspective, form and modeling which governed composition, especially of the two dimensional kind. The two-dimensional surface of the canvas was something that had to be overcome; something that the artist could, if he succeeded, completely destroy with his brush and replace with a three-dimensional representation as close to nature as possible. Although Pablo Picasso and George Braque would not come into contact until several years into the 20th Century, they shared a mutual dissatisfaction towards the legacy that had been left by the Art of the 19th, specifically regarding the staunch rules which governed the transition of three dimensional space onto a two dimensional surface. It is the changes in this method of transition and the concepts behind it which form the basis of the apparent dissections of form, light and space which are fundamental to Analytic Cubism. As its name suggests, the genre of Analytic Cubism, despite its almost abstract appearance, is not the result of a disregard for the composition of subject matter, but rather the opposite. The fractured, incoherent, disjointed appearance of a work in this style is a result of an intimate analysis of every facet of an object and its relationship with the surrounding space. This has led to a widely accepted conclusion that the works of Braque and Picasso during this period were the result of a desire to portray an object from every angle. This is a half-truth, appropriated from a comment by Picasso stating that Cubism provided on canvas all the information one would require to view a three dimensional object. (One must also keep in mind that the masters' comments justifying their style of Cubism were often contradictory and evasive.) If anything, it is an...
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Analyzing the Multicultural School A. School Enrollment Asian 10% Hispanic 9% White 39% Black 35% Mixed 7% B. Analysis of Conditions Condition #1: Contact should be sufficiently intimate to engender knowledge and mutual understanding between different ethnic and racial groups that have been isolated from each other. Positive Factors: There are positive factors showing there is some intimate contact between isolated groups. Some teachers influence students to talk about their feelings. Students are able to meet at that very basic level of a class and discuss the isolation of different racial and ethnic groups. There is also an attempt by the administration of Berkley High to de-track the English and History classes for freshman. This de-tracking shows the administration and some teachers want students to meet on the most intimate level: a class. One of the students asked this question: "How am I supposed to get to know people of other races when I never see them in class?" Another positive factor is students of different racial groups come together at parties and through the use of drugs (mainly marijuana). The intimate contact here allows students to drop some of the guards that make isolation a way of life. Though the use of drugs should not be condoned by the school, there is something to be learned from this. People meeting together at all is a positive factor for intimate contact of isolated groups. Students need to have ways to come together. The Balls and Proms in the video showed many different races and groups mingling. This doesn't happen in the lunchroom or classroom, so it is evident these party atmospheres allow students the chance to interact and gain more knowledge about races other than their own. Negative Factors: There are a number of negative factors hurting the intimate contact between isolated groups. The first negative factor is...
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When considering the life and works of Andy Warhol, one thing is agreed upon: for good or bad, he changed the visual construction of the world we live in. By the time of his death in 1987 he was ranked on the same level with Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock as one of the three most important artists of this century. He was a working man, a social climber, a person who liked to build things, an acquirer of goods, and a known homosexual. These attributes all contributed to the interesting and complicated nature of his art. Andrew Warhola, was born August 6, 1928 in Pittsburg. He was the youngest son of Czechoslovakian immigrants. Andrew was born at the time of the Wall Street Crash (1929) and the Great Depression. Like millions of other families, Andrew's father could not find work and his early childhood was very difficult and deprived. After several years his family's financial situation improved and he was older he attend a commercial design course at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Institute of Technology. Although he was very shy and had a strong fear of failure, he did very well there. In 1949, Andrew Warhola moved to New York. After his first commission to illustrate shoes, Andrew noticed that the final 'a' of his name was omitted in the credits and since decided to call himself Andy Warhol (a name that he considered youthful). He quickly became a successful and highly paid commercial artist in the 1950's but desperately wished for fame as a fine artist. He was unsuccessful in his efforts and sold few exhibits. Andrew became depressed and believed that the 'fine art world' had rejected his art as old fashioned and irrelevant. Andy needed new ideas to help boost his creativity. He got several ideas from a woman named Muriel...
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Unseen by the ordinary eye, angels serve one of religious art's primary objectives: they make visible God's invisible majesty and participation in human lives. While the idea for angels derives from winged emissaries of the ancient Near East, their representation in Christian art is based on Eros or Cupid, gods in classical antiquity. They are envisioned as ethereal, winged creatures, as in Giovanni Battista Tiepolo's Flight into Egypt, or as winged children, as in the Gualenghi-d'Este Hours. Archangels are sent to earth on a special mission from God and are known by name. Gabriel, who announces to the Virgin Mary that she will give birth to Christ, often appears as a majestic, luxuriously robed, winged figure, as in Dieric Bouts' Annunciation. Michael, the leader of the cherubim and seraphim who will vanquish the devil at the end of time, is most commonly shown as a knight, as in the Prayer Book of Charles the Bold. Previous / Unseen by the ordinary eye, angels serve one of religious art's primary objectives: they make visible God's invisible majesty and participation in human lives. While the idea for angels derives from winged emissaries of the ancient Near East, their representation in Christian art is based on Eros or Cupid, gods in classical antiquity. They are envisioned as ethereal, winged creatures, as in Giovanni Battista Tiepolo's Flight into Egypt, or as winged children, as in the Gualenghi-d'Este Hours. Archangels are sent to earth on a special mission from God and are known by name. Gabriel, who announces to the Virgin Mary that she will give birth to Christ, often appears as a majestic, luxuriously robed, winged figure, as in Dieric Bouts' Annunciation. Michael, the leader of the cherubim and seraphim who will vanquish the devil at the end of time, is most commonly shown as a knight, as in the Prayer Book of Charles the Bold. Previous Saint Michael the archangel stands upon a dragon with his spear and shield jammed into the beast's open mouth. Around him, other angels fight demons in the final battle before the Second Coming of the Messiah, for...
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Anime Japanese culture is heavily influenced by their style of cartoons, anime (which is derived from a French word), which is also also known as Japanimation. Anime is simply cartoons which have Japanese origin. Popular examples of this are Dragon Ball Z, Pokemon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Thundercats. One of the MAJOR differences between anime and U.S. animation is the quality of storytelling and level of understanding at which the story develops. Though things are changing in the U.S., the majority of animation is geared at young minds and actually are almost insulting to those young minds in the treatment of the story.Anime in Japan is made for all types of audiences including children, adolescents, and adults. There are categories of anime and manga (Japanese comic) for girls, boys, young girls, young boys, adolescent boys, adolescent girls, conservative adults, non-conservative adults and so on. The subjects of anime range from history (past and future), to fantasy, dramatic, science fiction, popular culture, cyber-reality, cyber-punk, adult, action, romance, political, and more. All of these elements and more can be found wrapped up in some of the most amazingly artistic, detailed, and revolutionary animation ever seen. Anime comes in many different forms, such as manga, t.v shows, movies and more. When many people hear the word anime they think of bloody, gory, fighting scenes, when if fact anime is so much more. As stated above, anime has many genres to suit the likes of audiences of all ages. They have funny shows like Pokemon and Dragon Ball Z for the younger audience, shows like Dragon Ball Z and Fushigi Yuugi for the teenagers, and shows like Perfect Blue and Venus 5 for the adults (or perverts). Anime effects the way people in Japan act, how they see the world, political aspects, and deals...
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We as a society are occassionally hit by horrific events that effect the community as a whole, bringing about fear, controvercy and anger. Art strives to create controversy and seems to gain domince through the portrayal of violation towards people. The latest exhibition at the Penrith Gallery entitled "Anita and Beyond" tells the story of the abduction, rape and murder of Anita Cobby, 26 in 1987. This was an event that sparked a public outcry and held uncomprehendable consequences for her five murderers. A crime that horrified the nation has been revisited and is aimed at educating the public about crime and providing memories of Anita in an attempt to heal. The aim of this exhibition is to help those effected to heal and broaden the public's understanding of violent crime. An aim that has been stated and published by the curator Lisa Havilah stating that the exhibition "aims to tell personal stories about life after homicide in an attempt to educate and heal. We decided to look from the point of her rape and murder onwards," she says. "What's happened in the past 17 years? What has she affected? What has changed? How do people feel about it now? Did it change the direction of people's lives?" Not only is this exhibition a "touchy area" but seems to revisit the horrific events of her murder even though this may not have been their initial intention. Some show reluctance as these artworks can be perceived differently depending on the public's opinion about an event that accurred almost 17 years ago. The exhibition features photographs, memorabilia, oral histories and artworks by 12 contemporary artists including Adam Cullen, David Grigs and Jasmine Hirst. There are television screens showing front pages, interviews, reports. It features true evidence such as the statement made by Miss X which...
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Martha Hailey Dubose recently wrote in a passage from her Women of Mystery novel on Anne Perry's legacy, including a section on Perry's growing appeal among contemporary murder-mystery fiction readers. Dubose, however, noticeably titled the section on Anne Perry "Past Imperfect" (425). When beginning a research project into Perry, the writer known for her Thomas Pitt and William Monk mystery series, it is nearly impossible to ignore the fact that despite Perry's seemingly consistent grasp on all aspects of her life, she nearly lost all potential of fame and fortune at the age of 15 due the murder the she, along with best friend Pauline Parker, committed. The great New Zealand murder of 1954 began what would appear to be Perry's greatest influence to the murder mystery genre. On June 22, 1954, Juliet Hulme, for whom we now know as Anne Perry, and Pauline Parker murdered of Honora Parker, Pauline's mother. Prior to the murder, both Hulme and Parker kept a diary in which they relayed their aspirations to move to America and become famous writers. Pauline and Juliet coded their personal identities in the diary, consistently calling each other by different aliases. At the time of the murder, Pauline referred to Juliet as "Deborah". The Perry/ Parker trial, which convicted the two girls to an indefinite prison Martha Hailey Dubose recently wrote in a passage from her Women of Mystery novel on Anne Perry's legacy, including a section on Perry's growing appeal among contemporary murder-mystery fiction readers. Dubose, however, noticeably titled the section on Anne Perry "Past Imperfect" (425). When beginning a research project into Perry, the writer known for her Thomas Pitt and William Monk mystery series, it is nearly impossible to ignore the fact that despite Perry's seemingly consistent grasp on all aspects of her life, she nearly lost...
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Rest In Me Rest my child, you're safe right here. Close your eyes, I see those tears And I know, how your heart grows tired Of life and it's trials Please lie down, still your mind Quiet all your thoughts, and you will find Even though, you're an imperfect child You're still mine, and I love you Lord, I'm just scared and I feel unprepared And sometimes I just feel like I'm wandering around And the nights feel so cold And my sin grows so old And I do what I don't want to do Help me hide where I long to abide In the shadow of Your love Hush my child, fall into my arms I'll give you rest, right where you are Yes I know, you feel lost and alone Let me hold you, how I love you Rest my child (Lord my heart is so tired) And trust in me (I'm a stumbling child) I'll give you life, And everlasting peace (Lord I'm so weak) Don't you know, (And I fall at Your feet) From long before time (Cover me with you wings) You have been mine (You are my prince of peace) And I love you -Derri Daugherty & Ellie Bannister- Rest In Me Rest my child, you're safe right here. Close your eyes, I see those tears And I know, how your heart grows tired Of life and it's trials Please lie down, still your mind Quiet all your thoughts, and you will find Even though, you're an imperfect child You're still mine, and I love you Lord, I'm just scared and I feel unprepared And sometimes I just feel like I'm wandering around And the nights feel so cold And my sin grows so old And I do what I don't want to do Help me hide where I long to abide In the shadow of Your love Hush my child, fall into my arms I'll give you rest, right where you are Yes I know, you feel lost and alone Let me hold you, how I love you Rest my child (Lord my heart is so tired) And trust in...
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The play entitled Antigone was written by a man named Sophocles, a scholarly author of philosophy and logic. The play Antigone is probably one of the most prominent interpretations of a tragic drama. The two main characters of the play are Antigone and Creon. There is much conflict between Antigone and Creon throughout the play, both of them having their own ideas and opinions regarding divine law versus human law. The theme that I am going to analyze is the conflict of divine law vs. human law. The reason for this is because this theme seems to control the whole play. It is an issue of which law is the "right" law, and if Creon's and Antigone's acts were justifiable. The play Antigone can be summarized by the following: King Creon lets it be known that Polyneices the traitor is not to be buried, but his sister Antigone defies the order because of the values she holds. She is caught, and sentenced by Creon to be buried alive - even though she is to be married to his son Haemon. After the blind prophet Tiresias proves that the gods are on Antigone's side, Creon changes his mind - but too late. He goes first to bury Polyneices, but Antigone has already hanged herself. When Creon arrives at the tomb, Haemon attacks him and then kills himself. When the news of their death is reported, Creon's wife Eurydice takes her own life. Creon ends up being all alone due to the fact that his family members took their own lives. Creon blames himself for all of these tragedies occurring, mainly because it was his wrong doings that caused them. The concept of divine law can be described as the law of God. Divine law involves morals and beliefs that are presented by God....
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Anzac Square Located in the busy city centre of Brisbane is Anzac Square. Anzac Square was constructed to commemorate those who served Australia in a war. This essay will examine the war memorial in Anzac Square as a landscape and analyse the ways in which semiotics, culture and framing shapes the messages and feelings that the audience experience when visiting such a war memorial. The essay will concentrate on the areas of metonym, metaphor, intertextual, circumtextual and extra-textual framing, along with cultural knowledge, code and convention. The lecture notes (week 8 2003) state that a landscape is an identity that people can recognise, inscribe and collectively maintain certain places or regions in ritual, symbolic or ceremonial terms; conversely these places create and express socio cultural identity. The Anzac Square Memorial is named 'The Shrine of Remembrance" and is a rotunda made up of 18 concrete pillars. At the base of these pillars is black metal fencing and on top of the pillars is a round concrete slab with the middle removed. Around the inside of the top of the rotunda are these words: ANZAC, Cocos Islands, Romani, Jerusalem, Damascus, Pozieres, Bullecourt, Messines, Ypres, Amiens, Villers-Bretonneaux, Mont St Quentin, Hindenburg Line. On the inside base of these pillars are small lights that create mood for audiences who view the monument at night. The rotunda can be viewed from all angles due to the staircases that surround it and lead down into the park. Inside the rotunda is what is known as the 'Eternal Flame of Remembrance'. This is made up of a green/black metal that has four legs and stands on a rounded block of the same colour and texture. On top of this stand is the flame. Around the base of the stand is the word 'Remembrance' written twice. A park on...
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