Rome and Han China, ancient history’s most remarkable civilizations, have many more profound ideals to teach people today than just their world-famous astounding engineering or fascinating cultures. The values of ancient Rome were simplicity, frugality, honesty, austerity and patriotism (PSR 47). Simplicity is the state of being uncomplicated. Careful and reasonable use of resources defines frugality. Honesty means to be sincere and truthful as well as fair in conduct. Austerity means upholding strict moral principles. Lastly, patriotism is defined as loyalty and devotion to one’s country and wanting to further the country as a whole. During their time of influence, both Rome and Han China demonstrated these values through their society, leaders and politics.
The concept of a tragic hero can also be applied to real-life individuals. For example, Demi Lovato is a perfect example of a modern day tragic hero. Lovato starts out as someone who is common in social status but becomes noble in character. Further, Demi Lovato worked hard for her career in music, amidst all of the hate she received from others. The setting of which Demi Lovato grew up in was one of loving family members, but also one of hateful peers that didn’t respect her for who she was. When, the harsh words Lovato received overthrew the love that was there, she became swept up in the whirlwind. Therefore, her tragic flaw that ultimately leads to her suffering is her lack of self confidence when faced with opposing forces. For the modern tragic hero, the downfall occurs when her situation with bullies spiteful words started to build up inside of her until she finally can not take it anymore. For instance, Demi’s tyrants would call her “fat”, she believed them, and would soon after develop unhealthy eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, and so much more in the future. After Demi Lovato had done so much self harm, Lovato undergoes recognition, a shift from ignorance about her own
When your mind shall be well improved with science, nothing will be necessary to place you in the highest points of view but to pursue the interests of your country, the interests of your friends, and your own interests also with the purest integrity, the most chaste (pure) honour (sp). The defect of these virtues can never be made up by all the other acquirements of body and mind. Make these then your first object. Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give [up] the earth itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act. And never suppose that in any possible situation or under any circumstances that it is best for you to do a dishonourable (sp) thing however slightly so it may appear to you. Whenever you are to do a thing tho’ (sp) it can never be
In the novel, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays women in an extremely negative light. The idea Fitzgerald gives off is that women are only good for their looks and their bodies and that they should just be a sex symbol rather than actually use their heads. He treats women like objects and the male characters in the novel use women, abuse women, and throw them aside. I believe that Daisy, Jordan and Myrtle are prime examples of women in The Great Gatsby being treated poorly.
She was an English song writer and singer who impacted the music industry with her powerful and soulful vocals. It was said that she even created a new genre of music by fusing other genres of music such as soul, jazz, R&B and pop music. My celebrity diagnosis is on no other than the famous English singer, Amy Winehouse. Amy Winehouse was born to her parents Mitch and Janis Winehouse on September 14th 1983. As a child, her parents exposed her to different types of music which sparked up her interest in music and helped her in improving her musical ability. At the age of twelve, her parents divorced and she moved with her mother and brother in Southgate, England. It was at this age that she also attended the Sylvia Young Theater School. But
In her essays, Elena Passarello explores how the voice can be able to define human beings, refine them, as well as its ability to connect people to each other. Also, it is a masterpiece that easily explains and breaks down the relationship between a song and a birdsong. Elena is inspired by her acting background to writing the book and collection of essays which result in a nice blend of personal narration and reportage.
“Billie Holiday … did what she liked. If a man she liked came up, she’d go with him; if a woman, the same thing. If she was handed a drink, she’d drink it. If you had a stick of pot, she’d take a cab ride on her break and smoke it. If you had something stronger, she’d use that. …. She didn’t apologize for it and she didn’t feel ashamed. All she wanted was to have fun in whatever way it struck her. She was sensitive, she was proud…. She had a real zest for life. As a performer, she could make you fall in love, she could break your heart.… There was no other person on the face of this earth who was like her. Billie Holiday was a single edition.” (Josephson quoted in Nicholson 118)
In “The Osage Firebird” by Sudipta Bardhan, the author discusses the life of Maria Tallcheif and how she overcame many obstacles to do what she loves, dancing. In “A Life Painting Animals” by Diana Childress, the author discusses the obstacles Rosa Bonheur had to overcome to be a successful painter. To me, I think Maria was the more successful. One reason I am not choosing Rosa is because in her time women were not allowed to be certain things, and that is pretty boring because all you read about in stories are about women and their rights. So, I have decided to do something different. Maria was Indian, and most Indian women could not be ballerinas because they don’t fit the criteria. She also had to completely start over and learn the basics again.
In Oates’s Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Stephen Slimp, he goes in depth of what this story means to him. Slimp explains how to him one of the best qualities of this short story is “…the way in which the American culture is conveyed with an almost palpable intensity. One can visualize the squalid hamburger joint, hear the blaring of Ellie’s radio and the touch of Arnold’s finger on the screen door. Most amazing, the reader experiences, even with multiple readings, a tightening of the stomach and quickening of the pulse as it slowly becomes clear exactly what Arnold is up to” (179). Slimp believes that Oates writes this narrative in a way portray her belief of the circumstances of American culture in the late-twentieth century.
The term “chivalry” emerged around the 10th century A.D. in France, referring to the medieval institution of knighthood that developed between 1170 and 1220. The code of chivalry back then represented a combination of Christian and military ideas of morality. As time progressed, the real meaning of the word disappeared and was mated with the fancies of love that resulted in a new definition that stressed on social and moral values. Chivalry got romanticized.
One extraordinary individual by the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. significantly factored into the shaping of the nation we exist in today. Through his empowering ideas in which he spoke out for, he was a major figure in the Civil Rights Movement and stood for values including equality and unity. Dr. King expressed his desire for a world in which the people would come together and work as a whole, but what exactly are you and I contributing to keep his legacy alive?
A comparison of the Beijing Opera and the Italian Opera reveals a significant contrast in almost all fundamental areas of music between the two examples. Because of cultural influences, the two performances share little commonalities, as the timbre, medium, elements of pitch, rhythm, dynamics, form and phonic structure are definitely not similar. For instance, the musical and physical performance dynamics of the Beijing opera music are forceful, the timbre is loud, tinny and harsh, the rhythm is lively and vigorous, while the Italian Opera music has a gentle dynamic, steady and rolling rhythm and an emotionally deep timbre. One commonality that is noted for both examples, is the powerful delivery of the entertainment.
You can dress attractively without being immodest- Thomas S. Monson. I have a friend named Kathrine who just recently moved to America from Brazil. She goes to my church but doesn’t speak much English. What shocked me when I learned this was that one of the first things that she said when she went into the Young Women’s class was not in Portuguese. The first thing she said was, “ modest.” The topic of this essay is “What Does Freedom Mean to me” and to me, freedom means being able to dress the way I want even if it’s against my culture. The entire Young Women’s class asked Kathrine what she meant when she said modest and this is what she translated for us. “In Brazil, the girls would be wearing shorts that are to short and shirts that showed
Aiden placed his pencil and notebook into his backpack and walked toward the exit of the classroom. Just as he reached the door, he stopped and turned back to ask his English teacher a question."Mr. Salter, can you tell me what the word 'modest ' means?"
The ideal of the perfect human body can been seen as a result of culture. Every culture is different or differs in at least a few aspects. A lot of factors in a culture contribute to the formation of a beauty ideal. These factors can be religious functions, economy, advertisements, etcetera. The beauty ideal as we know it nowadays, of course, differs from the ones ages ago or at least as far as we know. So not only culture changes the beauty ideal but also the time we live in. In this chapter the change over time in the beauty ideal will be studies and discussed.