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Things in todays society make life more difficult for some. The way you dress, the way you talk, even the way you eat. People can be dismissed for the smallest most trival of things. Some people would argue that we have changed over time, but have we really? No we have not. In the Midevial times people were discriminated agianst just as they are today. You could not look at important people or even dare dream of having a conversation with them. You could even say it was worse back then. If you were born a peasant that was most likely what you would always be and all your future generations too. Though in todays society we can change a lot of things, careers, homes, and even your looks. However we are still driven by this superficial society that drives us to do unthinkable things, unmoral things. We enlarge our breasts, we get face lifts, tummy tucks, butt implants. Why not accept the way you look and love it. You can not accept what society deems your fate example your a pregant teen you will always be a fast food worker or you may be a drug user trying to get clean and all of society deems you a lost cause. You can go to school and make a better life you can clean up. Do not waste away life trying to improve what society wants you to be. Improve your inner self. Accept Yourself as God would. The people you strive to please should be yourself and God. Accept Yourself!...
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added: 03/16/2011
Changing philosophies in, functions for, and materials used in artmaking has lead to a change in the way art is perceived by the public. A shift from the structural and cultural frames to the subjective and recently postmodern frames means that the interpretations of an artwork can be much more wide-ranging than previous to the 20th century. This statement is especially true in relation to contemporary Australian criticism—as a comparatively young nation it has taken some time for a uniquely Australian style of critical writing to develop. Both the popular press and specific art journals are mediums through which critics can express their opinions and interpretations of an artwork, collection, gallery, or particular artist. While some take the opinion that because critical writing implies authority, "the critic knows best" and that they are always right. However many will disagree with the critics depending on how they feel about an issue. John McDonald is a well-known and often controversial art critic, with strong opinions on a wide range of aspects of the visual art world. In an essay entitled Up It's Own Art (Spectrum liftout, Sydney Morning Herald, April 6-7 2002), he launches an intense attack on the current state of contemporary art—"Dumbed down and robbed of the old taboos, contemporary art has lost its ability to move or stimulate us". The article is very provocative, making claims like "Art criticism has reached it's lowest ebb in 20 years" and "the kind of work that best represents the "New British Art" is…[a] fatuous affair". It seems that McDonald has written this piece to provoke the artists, the audience (gallery-going public) and other critics alike. Along with other strong opinions expressed in the piece, this article would have supporters of modern conceptual art up in arms. His attacks on contemporary artists, who he claims are...
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added: 12/08/2011
The siege of Tobruk and the Kokoda trail events in some places are very different firstly Tobruk was in north Africa (Libya) The German high command wanted to control the Suez Canal to stop Britain receiving supplies so they sent General Erwin Rommmel and his Afrika corps to do this. They met allied resistance at Tobruk the defenders were 15000 Australians, polish, Indian and British forces defended Tobruk then From 11th April to 10th of December 1941 until British reinforcement forces the Germans to give up. The Kokoda trail is in Papua New Guinea and it's events are as follows: In 1942 the Japanese had swept across the pacific a tide of conquest that carried them to the north coast of new guinea what they found there was Australia's new guinea force a comparative handful of raw troops, mainly boys in their teens, unskilled in jungle warfare. Outnumbered, outgunned and poorly supplied marobra force put up a desperate fight, they were forced to withdraw village by village, ridge by ridge and creek by creek back to Iorribaiwa there the Japanese turned away. So now you know the basic story line of the events that go on the differences will be easier to understand Firstly Tobruk being in North Africa The climate was Hot and dry and the land around them was basically desert The labor of fighting was enlarged by difficult climate conditions , hot sandy storms called "hamsin", the lack of water and only conserved very salty food . The long stay in these conditions on the desert and rocky hills was very exhausting for all soldiers who felt themselves abandoned there. Then the Kokoda track being in Papau new Guinea in the jungle the conditions horrific to men untrained in jungle warfare. As well as the steepness of...
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added: 11/21/2011
Who are you? And what have you done with my friend? This is a question that we all ask ourselves at some point in our lives. Sometimes, we have to witness our friends change everything about themselves just to fit the mold of what everyone thinks they should be. I for one, am happy to say that I don't try to fit any mold. I am who I am. I think being true to myself is one of my best qualities. Having your own opinion takes guts. I always state my beliefs. I do not agree with changing your opinions on a topic just because the rest of the group thinks differently than you do. Many times, people often "adopt" others' beliefs in order to fit in. Most of the time people do not even realize they are doing it. The art of disagreeing is a beautiful thing! I do not understand why there is the need to fit in with everyone else. If everyone in the world were alike, I think it would be extremely boring. I think its great when people have their own opinions on something. I am proud of my thoughts and ideas! I would never try to hide them for the sake of others. Since I like giving my opinion on things, I pretty much "tell it like it is." I tend to speak my mind without really thinking ahead which often gets me into trouble. But, I think in the end, people respect me for that because they know I will always tell the truth. If they need advice on something, they will come to me because they know I will give my honest opinion, not just tell them what they want to hear. At first, they might be a little angry because I gave...
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Subject : How it feels to be colored me, by Zora Neale Hurston When first reading the title "How it feels to be colored me", by Zora Neale Hurston, I anticipate something harsh about racism discrimination and just sympathize with her, for her feelings must be hurt. However, having read once, and then twice, and then thrice, I see no such impression I have in the first place. Instead, a Zora open-minded, confident and optimistic appears before my eyes. Zora said, "At certain times I have no race, I am me". It is the time when she isn't treated as a colored. She is herself in a "no race" world, a world with the existence of equality. What does she feel when saying this? Does she feel negative about the problem of being considered colored? Take her previous saying "I do not always feel colored". By saying this, she doesn't by any means take the problem seriously, and she isn't ashamed of being colored. She does feel colored, but her attitude towards it is not negative at all. She doesn't feel as if the world is going to collapse. This feeling is strengthened by her saying "I have no race, I am me". To her, the problem isn't anything big. She doesn't care about her being colored "the cosmic Zora belonging to no race nor time", though some one is always at her elbow reminding her of being the granddaughter of slaves. It doesn't work on her, as the appearance is not the point. One can be colored or not, but every one is "a fragment of a Great Soul". In other words, there is no reason to classify who is colored and who is not. The point is that every one belongs to the same country, or the same world, or the...
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Statistically, in recent years girls have out-graded boys in most examinations. Girls have been consistantly beating boys at GCSE, A-Level and, now even degree level. This is often put down to girls' having longer concentration spans than boys. I agree that this may indeed contribute to girls out-achieving boys. I think this because, obviously, the longer someone concentrates, the more they are likely to learn. This would suggest, to me, that for girls, it would be better to have single sex schools. This is because if girls achieve more than boys then it is bound to be better to have the girls working by themselves in a single sex environment. The main shift in examination results came when coursework was added to GCSEs. This has had a major affect on boys and girls. Girls have found coursework an easy way to gain extra marks. Girls seem to be more willing to work. Boys, however become distracted at home and they might think they have better things to do. This is perhaps why girls are overtaking boys in the league tables. Many people suggest that, because boys were achieving more highly than girls, the governing board added coursework to GCSEs in order to benefit the girls. I believe this statement to be incorrect and a biased view. This again shows the vast differences between the sexes, which would imply different teaching would need to be employed when teaching either a boy or a girl. Boys seem to prefer precise tasks which do not involve vast ammounts of work to do at home or too much initiative. This is perhaps why coursework benefits girls. Girls seem to have more initiative and are more prepared to work out of school. This again supports the arguement that single sex schools are better for both sexes. Many girls think...
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Outcasts are those who have been excluded from a society or a system. Aldous Huxley's novel Brave New World contains two sets of people within a somewhat utopist society. Ideally within a utopist society, everyone is alike and there are no differences. Huxley's utopist society has norms just like any other utopist society but the exception is that there outcasts. Specifically, Huxley has included the characters Bernard as well as John the Savage, and Linda as the outcasts within this society. People who transgress against social norms are likely to find themselves painfully alone. Aldous Huxley's futuristic novel Brave New World demonstrates how individuals who challenge their societies, risk becoming outcasts. Huxley's Bernard Marx, is the first outcast the reader is presented with. From the first moment we meet Bernard, he is seen unfavorably by others. Fanny for instance, talks behind Bernard's back with Lenina. She thinks he is inferior and is surprised that Lenina is interested in him because he is so physically different to the other members of his Alpha-plus caste. She says, "He's so ugly! … And then so small." (Huxley 41). Bernard himself feels inferior to the rest of the society. At one time, he is shut out from a conversation between Henry Foster and the Assistant Predestinator. The two of them talk as if Bernard didn't exist at all. During this conversation, Bernard shows us how different he is to the rest of society. They talk about Lenina, in a sexual manner, and he feels that this is rude and that she deserves to be treated fairly. He says, "Talking about her as though she were a bit of meat. Have her here, have her there. Like mutton. Degrading her to so much mutton." (40). Bernard does not follow the sexual mentalities of the rest of...
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GROWING UP NATIVE – CAROL GEDDES Define the following terms: Muskeg - A swamp or bog formed by an accumulation of sphagnum moss, leaves, and decayed matter resembling peat Aboriginal - First; original; indigenous; primitive; native Menial - Of or relating to work or a job regarded as servile Indigenous - Originating and living or occurring naturally in an area or environment Insidious - Working or spreading harmfully in a subtle or stealthy manner Holistic - Concerned with wholes rather than analysis or separation into parts 1. The dominant impression Geddes creates of life for children growing up in northern native communities is that there is a great feeling of acceptance and security. It was typical for the community to respond to children. b. This way of life is greatly dissimilar to the way of life that children in large urban areas grow up in. Children in urban areas tend to live in isolation where there is less security and community collaboration to aid a certain individual or group. The level of acceptance is lower in city like vicinities where cliques are developed and formed to offend those of less social status and power. 2. Some of the negative influences the dominant white culture had on native people were unimaginable racism and discrimination. The natives were constantly put down and were not appreciated by their intelligence and ingenuity. 3. The function of the conclusion is to allow the reader to recognize the importance of knowing your identity and where you stand in the midst of a multicultural and somewhat racist community. This appears at the end rather than the beginning of the essay because it further stresses upon the thesis, the significance of understanding yourself in a society of racial stereotyping and discrimination. 4. The anecdotes she uses in paragraph 10 tells us that she was very well educated and she strictly...
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Since the late 1980's British artists Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst have been both admired and hated for their highly controversial work. This essay will focus on their values and beliefs as artists and how these messages are conveyed in their artwork. For the purpouse of this essay I have defined values as worth in usefulness, highly regarded and important to the possesor, and beliefs as the feeling of certainty that something exists or is true. It is the mental acceptance of and conviction in the truth, actuality or validity of something. 1 Hirst 31, received the Turner Prize in 1995. He aims to shock as well as portray his personal beliefs in a very original and obscure manner. Emin's work includes the famous embroidered tent Everyone I slept with(1995) and My Bed(1998). The Sensation shows in London and New York sparked up major controversy and outrage with Emin and Hirst being the centre of scrutiny. This attention emerged to debates about the role of art and the extent that it has stretched to. This shows how these artists will put their reputation on the line and allow themselves to be scrutinised and judged in order to inflict upon society what they value and believe in. Despite the outrage Sensation was successful and it was the public's dislike of these works that heightened their appeal. This exhibition did prove that art in any form is the highest form of expression. To gain a valuable insight into the meaning and significance of an artwork one must consider the cultural context in order to understand direct and indirect portrayals of values and beliefs. It is sometimes hard to understand these values and beliefs when you are faced with highly grotesque works from the likes of Hirst and Emin. Some works that appear extremely disturbing...
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