For instance, Ozymandias reiterates that “I believe there are some people who do want, if only subconsciously [sic. ], an end to the world. …I see the twentieth century as a race between enlightenment and extinction.” However, it is important to point out that Ozymandias intentionally kills millions of people in an effort to convince nations that they are on the brink of a nuclear attack from alien. Ideally, the Watchmen question the obvious heroism of Ozymandias along with other traditional heroics of other heroes who failed in resolving world crisis of similar magnitude. In this regard, Watchmen through its deconstruction of the hero posit that the time for heroes has passed.
Postmodernism refers to an attitude and philosophy guiding artistic styles and perspectives in order to understand and explain reality. It is believed to have mainly emerged and become prominent in the literary and artistic fields sometime after the Second World War. It encompassed the ideal that anything can be interpreted in an infinite number of possible ways. Thus, through analyzing a particular text creatively, we can all have different and new interpretations about it. No interpretation is definitely more suitable regarding the overall meaning; any form of interpretation contributes to the creation of the text.
In his essay “The Decay of Lying”, Oscar Wilde wrote, “No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.” This prominent playwright believed that the purpose of art stood in distortion and adornment. However, in comparing Point Reyes Country Road by Asha Carolyn Young and Wheatfield with Crows by Vincent van Gogh, I made the conclusion that the Wilde’s statement is false. Many different forms of art exist, and whether it is realistic, abstract, or anything else; all art styles should be recognized as “art”. Although the style is different, the result that they provide to the audience is the same— a reaction in a human sense or emotion.
Jacob Irish Irish 1 Ms. Matthews HSE 3: Period 5 3 November 2014 Conformity versus Individuality “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Conformity and equality may seem desirable at first; however, it actually takes away one’s individuality. Ray Bradbury warned about this in his novel Fahrenheit 451. His novel takes place in a futuristic society in which advanced technology and government censorship erases any interest in books and establishes the enjoyment of simple pastimes as suspicious. Due to technological advances which have produced fire-proof houses, firemen burn books.
On October 3rd, 1990, the world viewed the unfolding of thousands of ecstatic, euphoric and exuberant Germans bringing down the most prominent icon of divide at the heart of Europe—the Berlin Wall. For two generations, the Wall was the powerful depiction of the Iron Curtain. In fact, East German border guards had orders to shoot people trying to defect. But just as the Wall had become a symbol of the division of Europe, its fall came to denote the end of the Cold War. “Tear down this wall!” was a challenge by President Ronald Reagan in his speech of 1987 to the Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev.
Literary modernism, starting in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, pushed to break the traditions of empiricism and fact-based writing. Modernist writers illustrated the idea that art doesn’t need to represent reality and writers experimented with many techniques to reflect on their ideologies and moral conundrums. This bending of reality for the benefit of art and expression is evident in George Orwell’s 1936 essay “Shooting an Elephant.” Orwell’s subject matters and stylistic techniques set his generation apart from writers such as Francis Bacon who essayed in a time where accuracy and Aristotelian logic held more weight than imagination. These differences can be revealed by comparing George Orwell’s essay to Francis Bacon’s 1597 essay, “Of Ambition.” Within the genre of modernism, writers took many different approaches to the essay and felt no bounds with regard to the subject matter or structure of their essays. Writers pressured traditional morals and customs and showed the world through different perspectives.
This three-decade wall stood, depriving people of freedom, life and liberty. It wasn’t until November 9th, when this barricade fell, that peace was restored to Germany. In honour of the lives lost, the symbolism of the wall and the preserving promise of democracy, I believe that Congress should make the fall of the Berlin Wall a national holiday. First, I think that November 9th should be a national holiday in honour of the lives lost due to the Berlin Wall. East Berliners and West Berliners lived contrary lives.
Impressionist art, in its striking focus on a surrounding influence or environment and the elusively generally pleasant movement of light and air, such as Monet 's ethereal "Vetheuil in the Fog" (1879), was using new methods, going against everything taught as traditional and proper by the Salon command. We see artists such as Manet challenging artistic traditions with vigor confrontation in "Le déjeuner sur l 'herbe" (1863), and impressions of modern middle-class life, rather than historical figures, as we see in Cassett 's "At the Opera" (1880). Impressionists emphasized instants in time in the lives of the middle-class people, rather than the classical focus on images of elitism. The new ideas or methods beliefs and styles of the Impressionists, along with their perseverance in the face of important disapprobation and opposition, inspired new movements that happened at the same time went down from and react against Impressionist techniques, giving rise to many exciting modern artistic styles. Post-Impressionism, for example, without any delay calls to mind favorites of mine, such as Van Gogh 's beloved "Starry Night" (1889) and "The Bedroom" (1889).
Francois the Flippant’s famous taunt of the Consumer that bought the forces of Destin their final minute. These tales and ninety-five more you have learned from your First Level. These are not stories of the Hundred Heroes. This is from the time before, of the souls that laid a sure foundation upon which the Heroes built. Tales of the Advent itself, but a tale for the bright day, as the dark shadow stalks it’s margins and the Bright Corridor has stolen all but their names.
The Egyptian courtyard was one of the most damaged sections of the Neues museum and its original insertion had been completely demolished during the war so this was one of the areas Chipperfield had to completely rebuild. The original courtyard insertion featured columns with colourful Egyptian design and light shining in through the middle. This is the where Chipperfields restoration differs most from the original design as Chipperfield inserted what he considered to be 'his interpretation' of the original insertion. The original 'historical structure' was not restored and instead a reflection of it was. A new 'pre-fab' lattice structure constructed from concrete beams was inserted into the Egyptian courtyard.