Since I left Lebanon in 1976 to establish myself in France, I have been asked many times, with the best intentions in the world, if I felt more French or more Lebanese. I always give the same answer: "Both." Not in an attempt to be fair or balanced but because if I gave another answer I would be lying. This is why I am myself and not another, at the edge of two countries, two or three languages and several cultural traditions. This is precisely what determines my identity.
Having replaced his brother, Mawlay Yussef was the Sultan then. However, all his executive power was placed in the hands of the French colony according to the ratified Treaty of Fes by Moulay Abdelhfid .Thus, the period during which the book was written,Morocco was controlled by the French colonization. To specify, Morocco then was under the ‘protectorate’ period during which Hubert Lyautey was the Resident General of French-Morocco. As far as In Morocco is concerned, the invitation received by Edith Wharton to visit Morocco is considered to be one of Lyautey’s colonial policies so as to show the world the "positive" changes the French administration was making in Morocco. Generally, the book was written during the dramatic changes occurring in Morocco during the aftermath of the First World War
When Westminster Abbey was built by William the Confessor, it became a focal point for the English kings just like St. Denis was for the French. To this day, it is still used for coronations. In my opinion, the English were learning from the French medieval society in order to improve their own
Emile Durkheim was born in France in 1858 to a strict Jewish family and throughout his life kept in touch with the Jewish Community despite not practicing the faith himself. He later moved to Paris and in 1879 he was accepted to study in Ecole Normale Superieure. As a student in Paris Durkheim became friends with many figures who were respected in their fields of study such as philosophers Edmond Goblot and Henri Bergson. Durkheim himself became involved in many political debates. After finishing school Durkheim decided to become a teacher in philosophy and later became a professor (Durkheim.UChicago 2014).
When he rose to power, French citizens believed that Napoleon was the person who was finally going to pull their country out of political turmoil. According to Jackson Spielvogel, “In a sense, Napoleon brought the Revolution to an end, but he was also its child… he never ceased to remind the French that they owed to him the preservation of all that was beneficial in the revolutionary program.” Napoleon constantly reminded his people that he felt that it was important to preserve the ideas of the French Revolution in order to display his dedication to his country. According to Míríam Greenblatt, most soldiers who fought for France also understood Napoleon’s close connection with
Hemingway’s first novel The Sun Also Rises received good reviews and has been recognized to be one of his greatest works. The author has aimed to epitomize the post-war expatriate generation and the major themes of the novel appear to move around two epigraphs; the first epigraph was a quotation from Ecclesiastes while the other was created by Hemingway’s Gertrude Stein. In this work, Hemingway has portrayed the life of a number of expatriate people who make the rounds of bars in Paris and resort in Spain and whom they attempt to engage with activities of fishing, drinking, talking, making love, and attending bullfights ; Hemingway has emphasized that those expatriate in their seeking for the leisure time are aimless lost generation. The Great War has brought with it the destruction of the old values and the destruction to the limitations of the Americans and that war has left those expatriates with profound desolation and despair in which they have been forced to attempt to replace the abstract loyalties with personal loyalties. The war has destroyed the dreams and hopes of the characters who experienced it and who were also traumatized by the post-war attitudes and thus the novel in one of its major aspects depicts the personal and social wasteland.
“If there was to be a future, in my parents’ eyes, that future was linked to my French education. And Tehran was the only place I could get it” (Satrapi 137). In America, our middle class lives are a lot like Iran’s elite. We get a good education and basic needs like food and shelter are plentiful. This helps us make an effective connection to her experience, because we can relate to Marjane with these
Who again had the financial opportunity to settle their “Empire” in Paris during the following year. Perfect location for building business contacts , finding best materials and fabrics and working with different factories. And on the other hand the city of unlimited inspiration for creative people, who come all over the world to see that famous french monuments and experience the atmosphere of The best city to launch a fashion
His mother Tapibehn heard from him over and over again the exploits of the French musketeers and when the grand children came, it was she who first narrated the story to them. In Addhe Raste (Half Way), Munshi records his admiration for Dumas who was his model in the art of story-telling 10. Mansukhlal Jhaveri points out, “It came to be known at a much later date that those elements in Ver ni Vasulat (Revenge Accomplished) and Munshi’s earlier novels that had dazzled the eyes of Gujarat had been borrowed from Alexandre Dumas.” 11 But the fact is that those elements were, at that particular time, new and different and therefore they had a lasting and enchanting effect on the readers of
Approximately 274 million people speak French language in which 190 million are secondary speakers. Understanding and speaking of French of today’s world. It is not only important for cultural understanding but for business community too. This is very important for those businessmen who are eager to promote their businesses in France and native nations of the European Union. France is the educational hub for whole world too.