They will follow the steps of Emerson in “Self-Reliance”, Thoreau in “Civil Disobedience”, and the theme of the film Dead Poets Society. Within the writings of these authors there are both benefits and consequences of living self-reliant and “sucking the marrow out of life”. One of the main ideas for Transcendentalism is “Self-Reliance” a step by step writing by Ralph Emerson. Emerson explains having trust and confidence in yourself, he explains controlling your emotions and speaking your voice. He also describes society and how the problems that occurred decades ago still occur now.
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.
In his work he tackles a variety of issues such as drug abuse, education, cultural appropriation and the mixing of racial identities (Weintraub, 97). He tackles these through his art in ways that incorporate the viewer directly into his performances and installations. The viewer is as important as the piece itself in some of his works. Luna describes himself as “more of a social artist” rather than a “political artist” (Weintraub 99). This sentiment is evident in his work as the themes explored transcend the political sphere and are deeply ingrained in a personal understating in relation to societal perceptions and
Cummings: The Technique of Immediacy by S.V. Baum caught attention to what others actually think of Cummings, away from Norman Friedman’s view. In contrast, Baum explains that each time a protest becomes necessary, several lines are wrenched from a poem by Cummings to furnish conclusive proof that his is the work of a trickster who delights in offending sense; the poetic sample offered for examination is invariably a jumble of disjointed words and scattered punctuation (104). Baum argues with Friedman’s view on how Cummings poems brings special meaning with misuse of English. Looking at this view will help question whether there is a meaning in poems with misused capitals and punctuation.
The English literature was moulded through the epochal seasonings of its tip to toe introspection and contemplation. Each era marks their signature before it leaving behind the cultural, scientific, political innovations and contributions to the sprouting generation. Modernism emerged as a timely necessity which eventually reflected the complexity of urban life superficially but as the rejection of history and substitution of a mythical past. It is also said to be as the product of intellectual crisis, occurring when structures of enquiry were overwhelmingly scientific, yet the limitations were palpably felt. I intend to elucidate here, Modernism in its totality represents an aura of unique expressional aesthetic varieties imparting time unbound
In “The Decay of Lying,” Vivian would identify with this movement based on his opinions of modernism and logic. Vivian explains to Cyril that “as a method Realism is a complete failure, and the two things that every artist should avoid are modernity of form and modernity of subject matter.” Wilde is, of course, speaking his own opinion through Vivian and develops his ideas throughout the Socratic dialogue. This line spoken by Vivian underscores the contrast in subject matter “The Decay of Lying” to the social norms. The essay attacks the accepted intellectual ideas of the time and hints toward homosexuality (although the term was not yet
“Oh I lost my sock or my shirt.” Sayings like this might seem important, although they are incomparable to the loss experienced by the characters in “Gwilan’s Harp” by Ursula K. LeGuin, “The Washwoman” by Isaac Singer, and “The Last Leaf” by O. Henry. The characters all share the fact that they experienced great personal loss, which effected their characters. These authors use loss to help develop or reveal something about their characters. In “Gwilan’s Harp” the author uses loss to help progress the storyline and reveal to the reader Gwilan’s thought process after such a tragic loss. While in “The Washwoman” the author uses the loss of the main characters life to expose to the reader one of the key themes of the story.
In Plato’s mind, art was the impersonation of nature. Yet in the nineteenth century, photography assumed control over that capacity, and in the twentieth century, abstract art toppled the entire thought that art was about the portrayal, in another word, representation. Moreover, in spite of the fact that art implied ability and skill at an opportune time, the conceptual artist had brought their thoughts to a higher level of execution. Hence, what is art? Art has been identified by various philosophers and critics in different ways.
Van Damme thereby takes for granted that cultures are changing over time due to various factors. When analysing this intercultural artistic exchange, several preconditions have to be investigated (van Damme 377). These can be divided into the circumstances that allowed the outside features to be integrated and the factors that made the external features available; both to be regarded under an economical, religious, political and social aspect. Moreover, the agency of the individual and the general motivation for the incorporation or distribution of the art form have to be considered. The former is concerned with the individual’s manner of receiving or distributing an art form and whether this happened on purpose or not whereas the motivation reveals the religious, political economic or social driving forces behind this.
19. Speak up and be yourself. When we let people walk all over us, we're unhappy. But when we advocate for our own needs assertively (link is external) and express ourselves (link is external), we feel more in control of our lives. Learning how to express yourself (link is external) can help you overcome interpersonal challenges, which can make you unhappy.