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    Exoticism exists on a spectrum, from pure exoticism - the choice to represent or "other" an exotic a non-Western subject, to transcultural composing which is the result of the combination of styles without an intent to "other" an exotic subject (Lecture 2/22). Bizet's Carmen is an example of pure exoticism. The story was considered shocking at the time because its violation of the social and operatic norms while exoticsizing gypsies (Lecture 2/20). Carmen, a "rebellious cigarette factory worker who

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    with a grotesque sexuality if not deformed by the CR. In Cries in the Drizzle, Wang Liqiang, due to the invalidity of his wife, is denied the pleasure of intimacy, out of desire he carries on a two years affair whose disproportioned consequences reflect the extend of the political repression. The protagonist Guanglin’s sexual awakening begins at fourteen with a night shiver accompanied by the panic of his secret masturbation. Drifted between temptation and a no well specified sin, he feels the need

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    Supporters take to the streets to celebrate the casting of Matt Damon as an Asian in ‘The Great Wall’ ‘This is an unprecedented breakthrough in the fight against the propagation of diversity and equality in Hollywood,’ say people partying on the streets Figure 1: Supporters can be seen dressing up and celebrating on the streets on this joyous occasion LOS ANGELES—The decision to cast A-List actor, and Academy Award winner Matt Damon as a Chinese warrior in the upcoming war epic “The Great War”

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    In attempts to achieve a greater understanding of absolute reality and truth, Christopher McCandless temporarily separates from societal influences and undertakes an odyssey into the Alaskan wilderness. Powered by the notion of happiness through self-reliance, McCandless retreats from the social and into a deeper self, undergoing a profound realization of himself and truth. Linking McCandless’s countercultural actions to various literary influences ultimately reveal the overarching transcendentalist

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    Introduction With reference to Robert Frost’s poem, “Mending Wall”, the repairing of the wall is understood as both a verb (action) as well as in the form of an adjective (abstract). Due to Robert Frost’s love for nature on his farm in New Hampshire, where he acquired most of his inspiration, a wall divided property of his and that of his neighbour’s. About the Poet Robert Lee Frost, born 1874 in San Francisco, California and at the age of eleven years, moved with his family to Massachusetts for

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    standards of society. He believes that trusting ' 'other people 's judgment is cowardly ' ' (Self-Reliance 14) and instead, he emphasizes the value of acting independently. "What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think ' ' (17). Henry David Thoreau agrees as he states "A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority" (Walden 324). The ideas of both Emerson and Thoreau apply to Hester Prynne, the main character of Nathaniel Hawthorn’s Scarlet Letter, since she is a self-reliant

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    "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”- Henry David Thoreau. Transcendentalism is an American philosophy that revolves around self-reliance and independence, commonly in nature, a Transcendentalist wants to find the true meaning in life. I believe that Chris McCandless was a Transcendentalist because he was able to leave his

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    went into the woods because i wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life.” This meant that you live how you want to live and do whatever you want to be free from conformity in your life. This quote by Henry David Thoreau is what the Dead Poets Society and its members lived by everyday. The transcendentalist members always acted differently and disobeyed many so that they could follow in the footsteps of the original Dead Poets Society. In doing so the characters

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    Dog Of Pompeii Analysis

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    “Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.” Amazing quote, right? Has anyone read the book Wonder or “Dog of Pompeii”, maybe both. Have you ever wondered how these two different stories could ever be similar? Yes, these two different stories can be similar. Read on to find out the differences and the similarities between Wonder and “Dog Of Pompeii” while thinking about theme the whole time. In Wonder

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    Throughout the Harry Potter series, it can be seen that the most significant female character is Hermione Granger. The portrayal of Hermione shows Rowling believes about how women should behave as she is seen as the epitome of girl power (Pham, 2014). Her cleverness are shown throughout the series where she is seen to read and study a lot. Besides being smart, Hermione is known to be brave as she follows Harry’s battle to fight Voldemort by defeating the rivals. Other than that, she is known for

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    Author Nathaniel Hawthorne's use of mental imagery and symbolism creates a sense of immorality, death, and decay to the reader. Throughout his novels and poems, Nathaniel Hawthorne continually uses literary devices for sin. Hawthorne’s symbolism paints such a vivid picture of physically showing each person’s sin. This creativity and such a unique writing style could only be produced by a master like Hawthorne. Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804, in Salem Massachusetts to Nathaniel and

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    Buddha Boy Analysis

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    Kathe Koja’s novella Buddha Boy, intends to teach youth about their influence on others, as well as the power of friendship. The narrator Justin, is greeted by Rucher High School’s newest addition Jinsen, who is initially perceived as different, strange, and very “out-there.” Later on, Justin recognizes Jinsen as a talented artist, and a highly valued friend, and despite Jinsen’s peaceful wishes, want to push back and battle the bullies that Jinsen faces daily. Throughout the entirety of the story

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    Alexander Pope's "Rape of the Locke" is a complex piece of literature that comments on the foolish mindsets of the nobility, notably: the foolishness of placing supreme value on physical beauty. Pope communicates this view in a variety of ways, but it is made most visible when observing language and form. Pope uses concise and intentional naming, structure, and contrasting language to showcase that placing ultimate value on physical beauty leads only to death and despair; this is clearly showcased

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    Ode on a Grayson Perry Urn is about the fleeting beauty of being young and free, living in the moment, feeling as if life were a force of nature, crashing and burning bright through all it’s stages. Turnbull speaks of truth being all negotiable an beauty being in the gift of the beholder, this is both the curse and the cherished gift of the young. Their truths are not yet true nor told and beauty can be gifted among each other. The beauty in culture is found in the recklessness of the young too young

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    “Emerson and Kerouac: Grievous Angels of Hope and Loss” Philosophy Americana: Making Philosophy at Home in American Culture Douglas R. Anderson Fordham University Press, New York 2006 The chapter talks about three individuals whose works had a great influence on American culture: Emerson, Kerouac and Gram Parson. The chapter uses Parson`s song “Return of the Grievous Angel” in order to bring into discussion the roles hope and loss play in the writing of Emerson and Kerouac. Together with folk-poet

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    for it. Mahatma Gandhi’s beliefs and those of the Transcendentalist beliefs can be quite the same in more ways than you may think. Henry David Thoreau wrote a groundbreaking essay on civil disobedience. Stating why it is necessary to disobey the law when the law is corrupt. Well then about sixty years later a British lawman by the name of Mahatma Gandhi read Henry Thoreau’s essay and became intrigued. Halfway across the world, Gandhi discovered that he did not receive full rights

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    Nature is shown in this manner, because it causes one to be completely isolated as they will be able to find their ultimate freedom with themselves. One can find their true identity and realize that materials do not make them the person they are, it is the experiences they encounter. McCandless’s journey into the wilderness shows that he was ready to change the way he was living and his surroundings. Changing his lifestyle, and going by another name, shows that he was rejecting the values forced

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    Delene Daye History 20 Walden and Civil Disobedience In the novel Walden, written by Henry Thoreau, a transcendentalist and writer, Thoreau has decided to embark on a new adventure, and find the true ways of life of humans. In this novel, he decides that he wants to “abandon” civilization in order to live deliberately. He states that society forces people to live a hurried life full of waste, and this quality of life is the sole reason humans have yet to evolve. In his mind, society has created

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    The Legacy of Civil Disobedience Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-rule in the 1900s. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence, and inspired many movements as well as civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. Activist Martin Luther King Jr. studied Gandhi’s work and the use of civil disobedience which made an tremendous influence on him and how he should go about protesting in the civil rights

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    During his landmark interview in 1988 with Bill Moyers, mythologist Joseph Campbell explained the significance of hero myths and why they continue to be of interest to audiences today. In his interview, Campbell explains that there are two types of heros and how their journeys might be different. Heroes have sacrificed and have a moral objective that inspire average people to want to do something similar. They have a transformation of themselves, that show anybody can change. As well as heroes go

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