Professor Abrams in his book illustrates the transition of the perspective of the theorists on the artist from one to the other and the ramifications of the latter in aesthetics, poetics and practical criticism. The essay “Orientation of critical theories” is the first chapter of this book. It provides a condensed history of the evolution of critical theories and discriminates between them with the aid of a simple diagram. The essay begins with the definition of modern criticism which is to exhibit “the relation of art to the artist, rather than to external nature, or to the audience, or to the internal requirements of the work itself”. This one and a half century old theory of art competed against innumerable theories such as the mimetic theory, the pragmatic theory, etc., all of which have been thoroughly discussed in the essay.
INTRODUCTION In this essay I evaluate Bourriaud’s ‘relational aesthetics’ in terms of its successes and failures in narrowing the gap between the aesthetics of ‘fine art’ and the aesthetics of ‘popular visual culture’, there having been constant efforts to narrow this gap since about the 1960’s. In order to formulate my argument in my evaluation of relational aesthetics and relational art, I look at the work of Rirkrit Tiravanija and Liam Gillick, the work of both artists having been deemed by Bourriaud to be situated in in the paradigm of ‘relational aesthetics’. As a point of departure, to trace the gap between the aesthetics of ‘fine art’ and ‘popular visual culture’, I look briefly at the aesthetic criteria that signified modern art, and
In addition this chapter also discusses the importance of Kurt Vonnegut in American Literature and the most prominent critical opinions on Kurt Vonnegut and in Slaughterhouse-Five. In the next chapter I will try to define postmodernism and its characteristics that are presented in Vonnegut’s novels. The third chapter will be a short introduction to a story of Slaughterhouse-Five, what makes it unique and Vonnegut’s difficulties and circumstances to write it. The next part of this chapter deals with the narrator and his point of
Others in the town began to join in on the accusations and the town was terrified. Once the town calmed down it was too late, sixteen victims had been hung, one pressed, and one, four year old Dorcas Good, had went insane. No one knows exactly why this happened, but Rosalyn Schanzer’s book Witches! The
Women were publicly hanged and accused of being witches in 1692, and this was seen as okay. Violence against women was greatly accepted and “housewife” was the only job available. Women were trained to rely heavily on their husbands and were not allowed to make any money for themselves. This culture of misogyny led women to begin marrying as a survival tactic. Eventually, women were able to work and often got jobs as nurses or seamstresses during wartime.
Therefore, Betty is an important person also. Everyone in the town of Salem thinks if witchcraft can get to Reverend Parris’s daughter then it can get to anyone in the town. At this point Betty has given signs that she is playing as an imposter. At one point in the story Betty screams and whales when she hears the Lord's name or word. Later on in the story there are multiple times his name is brought up and she does not react at all.
Whitney Elizabeth Houston was one of the most popular singers, producers, actors and models from the 80’s through the 90’s. She is better known by musical albums: “My Love Is Your Love”, “I’m Your Baby Tonight”, “The Bodyguard” and the lead role in the film “The Bodyguard”. She was born on August 9, 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, to Cissy and John Houston. Her mother also was a singer who’s career affected on Whitney’s future. The Houston’s family had moved to East Orange right after the 1967 the Newark riots.
After the death of her grandmother, her mother went into a deep depression, so Annabel tried to avoid hurting her mother’s feeling as much as she could. Annabel told many white lies. Whenever anyone asked her how she was, she would respond “I’m fine”, even if she wasn’t. Annabel never spoke up about what actually happened between her and Will, which made everyone assume an idea that was not true. When Emily was raped by Will, she immediately reported him to the authorities.
An actors comfort with their bodies as well as how they stand and walk gives insight to the character’s personality and attitude. Before she gets of the stage she vigorously throws down her boa and starts swinging her arms, which lets the audience know she is unhappy and prepares them for her rage. She stomps out of the tent and takes a very powerful stance with one foot behind the other and grips the ax she snatched from one of the Klan members. The mouth, eyebrows, and eyes are where all the emotions lie in the face. When Bessie realizes the Klan is ruining her show, she frowns her eyebrows, squints her eyes, and purses her lips, which is an indication of frustration and disapproval.
The fact is that because her name was pure in Salem, almost everybody trusted her. Abigail Williams accused lots of people in Salem, even people with a good reputation and good souls; she wanted to save herself so she did wrong things. In act III, she pretend that she was possessed by Mary Warren, repeating everything Mary said. How we can see, she was not a sane woman; after being the good niece from Reverend Parris to being a horrible and pitiless woman. She started the rumors of witchcraft in the whole Salem just to stay with John, doing impossible things to keep herself saved and to keep John.