Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense to convince the American people that they needed independence from England. In order to make it widespread and popular, the pamphlet had to be accessible, with language that everyone could understand. Of course, the language that was considered accessible in 1776 isn 't necessarily accessible in 2018. Enter Lin-Manuel Miranda (she says in parentheses). His musical, Hamilton, modernizes Common Sense 's wordy view on America: the country is on the brink of chaos because being England 's income creates pointless enemies for America.
Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen: A Case Study The evolution of music can be viewed as a linear timeline of key, innovative composers who have far-reaching influences upon the musical continuum and perhaps epitomises the societal views which are relevant to their time period through their canonical pieces. As a result, in order to conduct a case study into any piece of music one must first realise said piece in regards to the concurrent political climate. Between 1642 and 1651 England was characterised by turmoil through civil war, which was essentially caused over the conduct of British government. This war was between the Parliamentarians and the Royalists, with the Parliamentarians being the victor. This resulted in both the beheading of King Charles I and the exile of his son, who chose to live his exile in France and who would later return to England and be known as King Charles II.
Soon after the Seven Years’ War, the British and the colonists learned that victory came with a rather expensive price (Kennedy, Cohen, & Bailey, 2010). Great Britain tightened its grip on the colonies in North America, expecting colonists to pay for their financial struggles. In order to make colonists pay for the war, Great Britain reminded the North American colonies who had authority by controlling the colonists to submit to various ordinances ratified by British Parliament. This action only showed that arrogance leads to rebellion socially, economically, and politically. Socially, a lack of communication between Great Britain and the North American colonies was to blame for the Revolutionary War.
The acts that created the parliament was only to benefit England, because specify how the colonies behave between them and the mother land. The colonies beginning to get tired of the England rules and they want a change. The lecture 10 mention, “the idea of iron central control was becoming archaic. The rebellion led by a disgruntled member of the gentry occurred in Virginia in 1676. ".
Effects of sin on Hester Prynne The Scarlett Letter is a great novel 1850 making Nathaniel Hawthorne one of America’s greatest writers. Although published during the mid 1800’s, The Scarlett Letter was set during the 17th century in Boston, Massachusetts. During this time, Puritans had strict religious values and harsh public punishments for the people. Due to Hawthorne’s disdain for puritans, he creates vicious gossipers to bash on one of the characters. In The Scarlett Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne creates Hester Prynne, who is affected by the sin resulting in a psychological novel.
Continuing on, the phrase builds up to an E flat, followed by filler rests that set the stage for the second character to enter. It sings a C minor triad at a piano dynamic, finishing the phrase with a diminished 7th in the Mozart and a dominant 7th in the Beethoven. The unresolved chords allow for the reappearance of the first character, who belts out the melody with the same arpeggiated motif from before, but this time in the dominant major—G major. Once again, the quieter character follows, this time resolving the phrase to a C minor chord. As seen in these two pieces, Beethoven copied the notes and story told in Mozart’s sonata.
While Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) asserted that nationalism meant “nothing more than an idealistic rationalization for militarism and aggression,”1 it did not mean that he placed little to no thought on the vast latent effects nationalism throughout Europe had on the music of that era and vice versa. Rather, this sentiment was a byproduct of the paradigm shift in artistic, literary and intellectual thought during the Romantic period – in reaction “against aristocratic social and political norms” established throughout the previous eras. The Romantic period lasted from 1850-1920. It was a period of great change in the minds of the people; a cultural rebellion against authority. Art and music flourished with more expressionistic focus, great
Romanticism was an artistic movement that invaded most of Europe countries, USA North and South, but did not invade France until the eighteenth century; the peak of this movement was in mid-of the eighteenth century. It was a reaction caused by the industrial revolution. It was a mutiny against the aristocratic social and political standards of the age of enlightenment and a reaction against the rational rationalization. In our part “Romanticism” was provided by a specific space, and we chose to concentrate on a single but very essential aspect of romanticism, it affirms upon the powers and terrors of the core of imaginative life. Not anyone who was living in this period could be considered as having a romantic life, and no one had given approval to live that way, some referring to it as dangerously self-indulgent.
The movie Amadeus depicts a very bitter rivalry between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. A rivalry that consisted of Mozart attempting to upstage or better Salieri and Salieri attempting to use his authority to sabotage Mozart every time the opportunity presented itself. The movie set a seedy undertone that implied that Salieri was responsible for the death of Mozart. The theory was that due to his jealousy, Salieri poisoned Mozart. While it is true that the musical world was largely a competition and each composer was constantly working to prove himself, the truth is that Salieri and Mozart were only every in direct competition when both composers were trying to obtain the job of giving lessons to Emperor Joseph’s niece.
After the eighteenth century, the Age of Enlightenment and neoclassicism in the West, which dominated the aesthetics and the classical canons begin the nineteenth century, it will be very turbulent, both historical facts and artistic styles. So will be happening romantic and realistic styles, each with its shapes and models and inspired by a society in continuous shift away from hegemonic forms so far to become a more mundane art. The ruling classes were replaced by the bourgeoisie and by a new generation of intellectuals and artists who dreamed of a new world. Styles that these artists were setting were tendency to rebel against the established order. Romanticism, the main source of future impressionism and realism, where normal people were