I’m going to be writing my paper on a song called “Crooked Smile” by J.Cole, J.cole or Jermaine Cole, was originally born in Germany. When he was 8 months old he and his mother moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina. He attended St. Johns University and graduated with great distinction, he got introduced to music when he was 12 by a family member and ever since then he has been infatuated with rap music and the art of storytelling through music. I feel as though the thesis of this song is simply this, why feel the need to impress someone who doesn’t care about you or why let your insecurities stop you from being great? I also sense that there is an underlying meaning inside the song that promotes not catering to the conformity of society, such as you don’t need a “perfect” body and an amazing face just to be a star to yourself.
He was born in Reval, Russia (which is now Tallin, Estonia) and born on January 12, 1893. Elfriede is his Estonian mother. Waldemar Wilhelm Rosenberg is his Baltic German father. He studied architecture at Riga Technical School and Moscow Highest Technical School. He founded the Militant League for German Culture.
What if Adolf Hitler had been successful in his application to the Vienna’s Academy of Fine Arts? Would he have become the notorious dictator we know him for today? Adolf Hitler was born on the 20th of April 1889, 4th child to parents Alois Hitler and Klara Polzl. His father, Alois, was a government official and his mother took charge of the household and devoted her years to the family. During his early years, Hitler clashed frequently with his father, Alois.
He was introduced by his brother, Andrea to the ancient civilization, and studied architecture tutored by his uncle. In 1740, he went to Rome and studied alongside with some of the best printmakers, and remained in the city of the Seven Hills for the rest of his life. During that time, he had developed etching techniques, under Giuseppe Vasi’s instructions, which creates rich contrasts between light and dark by engraved copperplates and soaked them in strong acid to remove the excess parts, resulted with etched
Friendship By henry david thoreau Friendship by henry david thoreau is a lyrical poem that was written in 1895 that is said to portray the essential role of love in every relationship and friendship alike. throughout this poem thoreau uses various poetic devices to emphasize the significance of love in friendships and relationships alike. Henry david thoreau was born july 12 of 1817 to john thoreau and cynthia dunbar. Thoreau studied Greek, Latin and German at Harvard college form 1833 to 1837, after his refusal to pay the fee to obtain his diploma he took a leave of absence where he became acquainted with his mentor and life long friend Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson, who was 14 years older than thoreau took a “paternal and at times patronizing interest in thoreau” (bio 1), While Thoreau worked for emerson he was exposed to a “school of thought that emphasized the importance of empirical thinking and of spiritual matters over the physical world” (bio 1) that is known today as transcendentalism.
the enlightenment age of 18 century caused a philosophical movement which dominated the world of ideas in Europe in the 18th century . and the main goals of this enlightenment were liberty , reason ,progress , tolerance and ending the abuses of the church . so this philosophical movement was led by Francois Marie known as Voltaire who is a French critic and his life was so controversial , he born to a rich family and he gave up his law studies to continue writing , also he was imprisoned for a year for writing a stair against the regent and then he fled to England where he befriended king George . he live in exile till 1740 when he became a major figure and member of the academic francaise , after his return to France , he was exiled again to Switzerland . Voltaire always challenged the French government.
1.1 Introduction to William Carlos Williams and His Imagist Poems William Carlos Williams (September 17, 1883 – March 4, 1963) was an American poet, closely associated with Modernism and Imagism. Williams was also a physician with his own practice and he worked as one for all his life in America. He met Ezra Pound when he entered the University of Pennsylvania and they became friends. Pound introduced Williams to the Imagist Movement and encouraged him to write poetry. However, he did not agree with Pound’s broken multi-cultural style.
John Steinbeck plays a significant role in the literary works of the American society because of the unique attributes of language and art that he applied to his social perception of society during his era. Being born of a middle-class family in the February of 1902, John was inspired into the arts by his mother, a teacher, he later took on six years of literature and creative courses at Standford without obtaining a degree. After college, the young Steinbeck wrote his first novel, Cup of Gold, in 1929, but it was the novel Tortilla Flat in 1935 that gave Steinbeck his successful debut. His published works shaped many social and politic aspects of life in the 20th century. He was known as a “realist” or a “naturalist” when it came to how
John Calvin, the French reformer, and theologian, made a powerful influence on the fundamental doctrines of Protestantism. His institutional and social patterns deeply influenced Protestantism. He is well known as Martin Luther 's successor as the preeminent Protestant theologian. He born in France on July 10, 1509, and died in Switzerland on May 27, 1564. His life & Education/Training: He was raised in a Roman Catholic family.
The Stubbornness of Man Born on June 19, 1945, Tobias Wolff has grown to become a famous American author. Wolff grew up in a divided household, where he and his mother lived on the West coast as for his father and brother who lived on the East coast. Wolff would go on to attend Stanford University, where now he currently a professor teaching English and creative writing. In Wolff’s writing, he likes to use cliches such as: Father and Son, Husband and Wife, Brother and Brother. Throughout Wolff’s story the protagonists must overcome a “moral dilemma, unable to reconcile what they know to be true with what they feel to be true”(Mason).
He became the first African American valedictorian for Great Barrington High school.Du Bois attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee where he studied classical literature, German, Greek, Latin, Philosophy, Chemistry, and Physics. While at Fisk University he was a chief editor of Fisk Herald, where he wrote about his views on racism. After Fisk University he went on to attend Harvard University to study history and social science, where he graduated cum laude in philosophy. From he went on to graduate school to where he studied political science where he received his masters in 1892. Due to his educational background he was awarded a Slater fund grant which allowed him to study abroad from 1892
A Well Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America Latasha Custis The world today is relatively chaotic, but the book A Well Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America, written by Saul Cornell provides an in depth version of gun laws and the journey in which it assumed form as the second amendment. Cornell a graduate of the University of Sussex, Amherst College, B.A., and the University of Pennsylvania, M.A went on to become a professor and writer. He has instructed students in history since 1986 thru 1995. Cornell is considered as an achiever and an accomplished book writer. He won nine awards in lecturing and writing books from 1995 to 2004.
Gordon S. Wood, “the preeminent historian of the Revolution”, is a well known American historian who has received several awards such as the Pulitzer and Bancroft Prize for his historical books. In his book, The American Revolution: A History, he breaks down the key events based on his experiences and knowledge on the Revolutionary period. Wood was born in Concord, Massachusetts on November 27,1933. Wood teaches at many liberal renowned universities such as Brown, Cambridge, Northwestern , and Harvard. Now being eighty one years old, he recently retired from Brown University and lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Thomas Clarkson was an abolitionist and a leading activist against the slave trade and slavery in Britain. Clarkson was born on the 28th of March, 1760 in Cambridgeshire, England. He was the son of a priest, who also worked in a local school. Later, in 1779, Thomas attended Cambridge University, where he won a competition with the subject; whether it was right to enslave men and women and put them against their will. After this event, Thomas was strongly driven to end slavery until the day he died.
William Penn was a very independent man who had different thoughts than others, which led him to great things even though he was punished all the way through his discovering of Pennsylvania. William Penn was born October 24, 1644, in London, United Kingdom, and was the child of Margaret Jasper and Sir William Penn, and he also had one sibling named Peggy Penn. He attended Christ Church College (University of Oxford) and studied to be a Lawyer. He ended up getting expelled for criticizing the Church of England. His father eventually sent him off to France to finish school, there he studied theology at the Protestant Academy in Saumur.