In the opening scene of Canto XXVIII of Dante’s Inferno, Dante speaks of the blood and gore that is present in the ninth bolgia of the eighth circle of Hell where those who have committed sins of scandal and schism reside. The poet compares the gruesome surroundings to the violent bloodshed during the wars in Puglia, explaining that not even these battles were as gory and bloody as the landscape of the ninth bolgia was. As Dante goes through the bolgia, he is met by a number of souls who are mutilated in various ways as a result of their sins of scandal and schism. These souls are forced to walk along a “round road” until a devil slashes their bodies in half, inflicting wounds that eventually heal, only until they reach the point where he
José Martí was a brilliant 19th century writer, poet, political and revolutionary leader, and Cuban intellectual; however, above all else, José Martí was a proud Cuban citizen. Though born to two Spanish parents, Martí never waivered in his identity as a son of Cuba, and he would spend—and eventually give—his life fighting for the cause of Cuban independence. Martí loved his native country, and desired freedom and pride for all Cubans. Never was this more apparent, than in his poem, “Versos Sencillos” (Excerpts from Simple Verses). The resistance from oppression infused with Cuban patriotism prevalent in this piece, is central to Marti’s message and to the Cuban Revolution as a whole.
Dom Dimaggio, or “The Little Professor”, was a professional baseball player in the 40’s-50’s. He had a .298 batting average, while hitting 87 home runs in his career. As good as he was baseball, his academics weren't very different. And that’s how he got the nickname “The Little Professor” because he wore big glasses and the brains of a professor (Wilson 1). Dom was a steady center fielder for the Boston Red Sox with his strong throwing arm and ability to be anywhere in center field.
CHAPTER 9 THE FRENCH CONNECTION - 1588 Pierre visits Giulio Marciari in Amboise, France Giulio Marciari, a displaced Italian, pulls open the door to his home. Now at 70 years, he lives alone and has few visitors to his small house in this rather remote village and with the bright sunlight in his eyes, he could not recognize the young visitor who disturbs his afternoon rest. “Grandpa, it is I, Pierre, your Grandson. Don’t you know me?” At first, he looked puzzled but then a broad smile covered his wrinkled face.
“Bless me ultima” is a fiction Novel written by Rudolfo Anaya a Mexican American writer novelist, whom publish his book in 1972. The story takes place in Guadalupe, New Mexico, in the plains; during the World War II. The story narrates the life of Antonio Marez, a six year old boy; whom at his young age has to learn to distinguish good vs evil. At the same time Antonio is in between a conflicts of culture between two families. The Mares family who wants Antonio to become a cowboy, or the Lunas Family, who want for him to become a priest.
Bruno and Schmell are looking for Schmell's Pa and get caught up with other Jewish people and go into one of the buildings and the Army men come in to one of the chambers and where they think they are going to get a shower, but in reality they are going to get gassed. The father and the mother are looking for Bruno and as the door closes they run up and realize where he is and what is happening. They both begin to cry and the father stands there in shock and don't know what to do. The mother and sister hold each other in comfort.
Chua Hsu Yann ( Wish ) As we have often been pointed out, Neorealism never got more real than the original Italian title of Vittorio De Sica 's The Bicycle Thief (1948) or "Bicycle Thieves ' '. In other words, the plural itself actually indicates that there is more than one thief in the story. Hence, it turns out that there are two thieves who appeared first at the film 's beginning while the another shows up at the end of the film.
I do not think that Don Quixote would have been as successful without his horse, Rocinante. The horse was a large part of his adventure and the story would not have been complete for him without a horse. He viewed the horse as being such a major part of the “hero” or “knight” persona that was prevalent in the culture of his lifetime. A knight cannot truly succeed without his horse for both protection and his main source of transportation. The relationship he has with his horse allowed him to trust the horse completely which led to success throughout the tale.
The year was 1972, young distance runner sensation Steve Prefontaine was competing in his first Olympics in the 5k. A photographer captured the essence of what Prefontaine was really about during his race. The grit and grind of his training all captured in this single photo of Prefontaine. Using different elements of photography like focal point, lighting, and framing the photographers picture allows us to take a deeper look into the picture.
“Catch The Moon” is a short story written by Judith Ortiz Cofer that deals with a boy named Luis living with his father, working at his junkyard. This story is written in third person point of view. Pondering on this, I realized the story would be very different if it was written in first person point of view by Luis, Luis dad, and Naomi, who seems to be Luis’s lover. Throughout the story there were times where it seemed like time was frozen and Luis was spending time thinking.
In David Cusick’s version of “The Iroquois Creation Story,” it begins by there being two worlds-an upper and a lower. The upper world contained humans while the “lower world was in great darkness; -the possession of the great monster” (pg. 23). In the upper world a woman conceives twins and falls towards the lower world. The creatures of the lower world gathered together in the spot where she would land. The only creature that would be able to hold the women was the large turtle with the Earth on his shell.