Many works have been written on Stalin’s cult of personality, but none of them seemed to focus on the role of paintings specifically. This topic is thus worthy of investigation as it might shed a new light on Stalin’s cult of personality in terms of the visual arts. It is also worthy of investigation in general because his cult of personality was not an isolated phenomenon, but rather a phenomenon that has existed around many of the world leaders, and continues to exist around some today. Therefore, it is interesting to investigate the relative importance and influence of the visual arts, especially painting, in one of such cults as it may allow for the extrapolation of the conclusion to many others. Following the recommendation of Anita Pisch, Stalin’s image will be divided into three main parts that Pisch in her book The Personality Cult of Stalin in Soviet Posters refers to as archetypes.
Although I have never been discriminated or marginalized against due to these character traits, I have felt “weird” and alienated from the mainstream, as I don’t belong in any of the neatly packaged compartments that are used to categorize college students- jocks, nerds, sorority girls, hipsters, skaters, etc. In addition, I often feel like I am not “enough” of a certain quality in order to be accepted into any category. Overall, I believe that the combination of my highly independent nature, introverted personality, and non-conformist ideals amalgamate to create a sort of
Method In order to achieve my aim, I will examine different approaches and criticisms made about the Malthus's theory and how the theory is applied. I will apply the theoretical notions such as production set in production theory and marginal diminishing return. I will perform to theoretical notions and go into the place of Malthus's theory. 1.4. Literature Survey By this time, the subject that I have chosen has been researched by various experts, authors etc., that is why there are lots of different articles that I have faced while doing my research.
From having studied the definition of Akasha and having researched into the Akashic Record, I can see that they are 2 different things with little similarities between them. I got the word incorrect as I had never knew the meaning of the term Akasha at all before. I had always seen mentions of the Akashic Records and mentions of the element of Spirit before on several Occult boards but I had never seen the word Akasha before, so upon doing the assignment and seeing the word “Akasha” I had no knowledge of what it meant. Now, however I know what it
Madison Hoven Miracles and Supernatural Events in the 17th Century In the 21st century we are privileged to have a plethora of knowledge available to us that helps us interpret our surroundings. This however was not this case in earlier centuries, which inspired many philosophers to research and establish theories on the causation of various events. As society has moved from a religious perspective to a more secular mindset, one point of specific fascination that prevailed was the miraculous and supernatural events that deviated from the norm. Before scientific evidence was established these mysterious events occurred with little explanation, aside from attributing the occurances to a divine power. This lack of knowledge spurred research and various interpretations on how miracles and supernatural events came to be.
Keeping It Simple You would be hard pressed to find anyone who does not live under a rock that has not at least heard of Harry Potter, if not read a book or seen a movie. The series has become a cultural phenomenon that has people of all ages as loyal fans worldwide. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was the first book in the series by J. K. Rowling that had to have some qualities to capture audiences. Sure, it is a book about magic and adventures, but there are plenty of books about magic in the fantasy genre that never will have the following that Harry Potter does, so what did Rowling do to make this a meaningful story? Rowling took mundane elements from everyday life and used them through allusion to create an unique and interesting world.
“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is” (Albert Camus qtd. in Goodreads). Throughout history, the essence of human nature has been meticulously questioned and debated by philosophers, scientists, believers, and all other manners of individuals. Some argue that humans trend towards altruism, having a natural desire to provide assistance and aid to others. However, this viewpoint is quite rare when compared to its counterpart.
According to dictionary a superstition is “a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation” or “an irrational abject attitude of mind toward the supernatural, nature, or God resulting from superstition”. In simpler terms it is the belief in something with no real basis. It is thought that even in prehistoric times, superstitions played a prevalent role. It is felt they began when things would happen that had no real explanation. These strange occurrences could be either good or bad and the belief then passed down through the generations.
We were reminded to keep reading and to try to understand the meaning of all the articles given to us. I began to explore the meaning of all the jargon words. I found out that epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion. Ontology on the other hand is the philosophical study of the nature of being, becoming, existence, or reality, as well as the basic categories of being and their relations, whereas reflexivity is the process of examining both oneself as researcher, and the research relationship. Qualitative interviewing on the other hand involves a continuous process of reflection on the research.