The wound healed, but the scar in the earth remained to remind of the similar psychological impact of the war. Some veterans thought the memorial being underground disrespectful and that the black granite symbolized destruction and death. She claimed, “The Memorial is composed not as an unchanging monument, but as a moving composition to be understood as we move into and out of it.” On Veteran’s Day in 1982, the dedication of the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial took place with an American flag and statue added against Lin’s suggestion.Hochman, M. (2006). Maya Lin, Vietnam Memorial. Green Museum, http://www.greenmuseum.org/c/aen/Issues/lin.php Lin began graduate school at Harvard University prior to the installation and she was forced to testify against the addition and for her design in general so many times that she withdrew from the college after one semester.
Essentially, feminist art is any work that pertains to women. Maya Lin was a 21-year-old Yale student when her proposal for the black stone monument won the largest design competition in American history. “As part of an assignment…[Lin] designed a walled monument to veterans of the Vietnam War that was etched with the names of those who gave their lives.
Men in ancient Israel were always dominant in religion, although women participated in harvest dances, puberty rites, childbirth and domestic rituals, these activities were thought to only welcome women. Mesopotamian women were thought to be skilled in the art of witchcraft and were often accused, if they were found to be guilty they would be drowned. Mesopotamians usually portrayed goddesses to play traditional female attributes, unlike Egypt where as they didn’t associate their deities with stereotypical gender roles. Hathor, the chief goddess and divine mother of the king of Egypt was praised by my woman and was goddess of drunkenness, love, sex, joy, music, and poetry. Priesthood in Egypt was predominantly the role of women up until the end of the old kingdom, unlike many other civilizations.
In The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Maya Lin employs rhetorical devices in order to elucidate, the gross cost of the Vietnam Conflict in U.S. lives. The minimalist design used in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial emphasizes the overwhelming amount of human lives lost.On the Wall, a small diamond is depicted next to the names of people confirmed dead, if a person is MIA(Missing in Action) they get a small cross next to their name. The cross can easily be carved into a diamond if the person is confirmed dead ,or turned into a circle, a symbol of life, if they are found alive. To this date no circles appear on the Wall. The simplicity of the crosses and diamonds is very morbid because every visitor knows that each small mark, of which there are thousands,
The Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC was dedicated on November 13, 1982-Veterans Day- this was seven years after the official end of the world. Speaking of the artwork’s date of origination, one can easily say Teter`s Reflections was painted during a time when Vietnam was still a sore subject; the picture is commended as a healing work by some. The painting was an answe r to the question of “could the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial serve a healing purpose to finally close that conflict of twenty years ago?” (Krohn 165). Teter tries to capture the reality of the effects of the veterans on the gently flexed pair of black polished walls, through “The reflections in it of the servicemen…the Memorial… also reflects us, the visitors” (Danto 152). When approaching the memorial, it first appears as a chevron, which is a symbol that many men in the war were drafted and died as privates, because the chevron is the insignia of a private (Fig.
I write this not as an Egyptian citizen, but rather as an individual that is worried about his homeland country’s future. Egypt is a nation that has many communities and therefore different cultures, beliefs and opinions. These different cultures form the final Egyptian culture with its traditions and customs. The citizens of Egypt are very proud of their culture and are trying to protect it from external modifications. Nevertheless, Egypt needs to integrate itself with diverse cultures as it is in the process of developing and needs to reshape and gain specific habits in order to advance.
However, the lack of material covered on the Vietnam War further proves that the war remains an event Americans attempt to forget. In America today, the Vietnam War continues to be looked at negatively, which provides further proof of why we must learn about American troops’ ethical lapses in war and how this affected world power and human rights. In the My Lai Massacre, platoon leader LT William Calley Jr. and his men of Charlie Company murdered a village and gang-raped the population. It was not until helicopter pilot; Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Hugh Thompson landed his helicopter and stopped the killing of the innocent civilians by Calley and his men. This event is referred as, “the most shocking episode of the Vietnam War.” By adding the My Lai Massacre to the Naval Vignettes students will meet the required learning objective of identifying factors that shape change over time.
With having more than one “god” being worshipped by the people, many religions have been created in the future to be carried on to the other society, Egypt. However, Egyptian religions varied quite differently. In Egypt, Pharaohs were seen as supreme tyrants that were better than every other human being, causing for these rulers to become worshipped as “gods and goddess.” Pharaohs that had offspring would take the position of supreme ruler and would be then worshipped as “god/goddess” Because of this many religions have been created in order to fulfil the needs of the people as well as the Pharaohs. An example of the pharaohs that were worshipped as
Ancient Egyptian Practices and Beliefs Ancient Egyptian culture was comprised of numerous, rich practices and beliefs. The Ancient Egyptians believed in magic or heka which in their eyes created the world, healed them from their ailments, as well as gave them life after death. The Egyptians also had very structured practices when it came to temples and pyramids which served as places of worship for deceased pharaohs and places where images of the gods were displayed. Finally, the Egyptians also had set funeral practices that influenced their ways of life. Heka was a very important aspect in the Ancient Egyptians lives.
The author’s word choice in the portion of the title called, “The Vision of Maya Ying Lin,” shows the idea of a young women who entered the national memorial design contest. When designing this memorial, Maya Ying Lin actually went to the site where it would eventually be constructed. This helped her form the idea that the memorial should be a place for, “quiet reflection.” She wanted the memorial to stand horizontal so it would, “enter the earth, rather than piercing the sky.” This example shows how Maya Ying Lin envisioned the memorial; peaceful and calm. The author also chose these words for this title, because he wanted to symbolize Maya Ying Lin’s place in the remembrance of those lost in