Leopold Stokowski Essays

  • Analysis Of Igor Stravinsky's Rite Of Spring

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    The word “ballet” brings to mind words such as “grace” or “beauty” when heard by many people. The definition itself states that it is a form of dance that uses precise steps and light, graceful motions. This definition was in the minds of those who attended the Théâtre des Champs-Élysèes in May 1913, but rather they were greeted with the complete opposite. When Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Rite of Spring opened, the audience was greeted with swift, chaotic music that quickly became a whirlwind of sound

  • The Pros And Cons Of Duke Energy

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    Leopold is known as the father of ecology, studying the relationship between organisms and their respective environments. Leopold explains his convictions in A Sand County Almanac and Stretches Here and There; moreover, his essay,“Land Ethic,” illustrates the communal life of people; furthermore, this community-based

  • Importance Of Environmental Education Essay

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    Introduction: Our earth is the most precious gift of the universe. It is the sustenance of ‘nature’ that is the key to the development of the future of mankind. It is the duty and responsibility of each one of us to protect nature. It is here that the understanding of the ‘environment’ comes into the picture. The degradation of our environment is linked with the development process and the ignorance of people about retaining the ecological balance. Indeed, no citizen of the earth can

  • The Storm Literary Analysis

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    The Storm, written by Kate Chopin in 1898 is a short story depicting an extramarital affair in the South. This story is rather scandalous especially when one considers the era in which it was written but demonstrated the realities of our world today in terms of lust, sexuality, secret affairs, marriage and relations. Chopin’s five-part short story is salacious by the standards of any society or generation but through its many symbols, themes and characters made a very interesting and thought-provoking

  • Analysis Of Jean-Baptiste Lully's Tragedie-Lyrique Armide

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    Introductory paragraph Jean-Baptiste Lully created a unique French opera and his tragedie-lyrique Armide is a prime example of his use of French tradition. French opera was exceedingly different in performance practice from Italian opera. At the beginning of the eighteenth-century, Francois Raguenet and Jean-Laurent Lecerf published treatises criticizing and praising French style opera. Their praise and criticism can be applied to Lully’s Armide to demonstrate the controversial issues raised

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Clarence Darrow's 'A Plea For Mercy'

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    several times with a chisel. It is the result of seven months of planning a “perfect crime” by nineteen year old Nathan Leopold and eighteen year old Richard Loeb (Leopold and Loeb). These young men were represented in court by Mr. Clarence Darrow, a distinguished attorney known for only losing one out of over a hundred death penalty cases (Clarence Darrow). Fittingly, Leopold and Loeb were facing capital punishment. In Darrow’s closing argument he gives his famed “A Plea for Mercy” to the judge

  • Reflective Essay: What Is I Paint Real?

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    Swish, swish, dot. Thick lines here. Thin lines there. Broad strokes to fill an area. I squint at the photograph placed in front of me. I imagine. Reds, blues and browns materialize in the black shadows of the arch. What holds the arch together? I try to visualize the web of force interactions in the intricate assembly of brick and mortar as I paint. Will it fall like the London Bridge, with some imagination? Or will it fall like the Tacoma Narrows, due to the right wind speeds? Painting in watercolor

  • Haydn's String Quartet, Op. 33, No. 2 Analysis

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    I will review a performance of ‘Haydn’s String Quartet, Op.33, No. 2 “The Joke” IV. Presto’ from you tube. It is performed by University of North-Texas String departmental and the web address is; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDkWBzH6dkE. I will refer to the music from the score in ‘Norton Anthology of Western Music’, Vol. 2, 7th edition, J. Burkholder & C. Palisca. Joseph Haydn composed his String Quartet in E-Flat Major in the summer and fall of 1781. It is one of six quartets of Op. 33 which

  • Roderich Edelstein's Narrative Fiction

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    The gentle roar of the train had lulled Brigitta into a dreamless sleep, but Leopold had no such luck. A couple of days had passed since he’d eaten, slept, or even thought properly, the sudden upheaval of all normalcy mangling his ability to function properly. It showed in his behavior, in how he spoke and how he moved, but no one had mentioned it. He had come to the conclusion that his father either was too preoccupied to notice or too distracted to care. Roderich Edelstein had maintained that

  • A Sand County Almanac Summary

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    Leopold, Aldo. 1949. A Sand County Almanac: With Essays on Conservation from Round River. Ballantine Books: New York (1966) For the book report I read Aldo Leopold’s “A Sand County Almanac”. The book depicts the landscape and ideas as seen and interpreted by Aldo Leopold as well as including discussions on conservation. I would definitely recommend this book to other people. I think anyone who appreciates the environment or believes in the wonder of nature would enjoy reading this book. The concepts

  • Should Kids Get Paid For Good Grades Essay

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    If kids are being paid money for good grades, does this and other rewards actually help them in any way? Schools and parents these days are paying or giving opportunities and rewards to those that do well academically in school. Many favor the rewards, but others may also disagree. Students have noticed that when their parents go to work, they receive money in return for their hard work. Parents that pay their child for their above average grades say that since going to school is their kid’s “job

  • Natural Born Killer Film Analysis

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    As its name suggests postmodernism refers to a reaction to, as well as a certain rejection of modernism which contained an ‘optimistic belief in the benefits of science and technology to human kind’ (Hayward, 2000). Although postmodernism can never be clearly defined there are specific characteristics and techniques used in films that are attributed to the postmodern style of film-making. The film Natural Born Killers (1994) directed by Oliver Stone contains explicit examples of postmodern textual

  • Analysis Of The Land Ethic By Aldo Leopold

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    In the opening lines of “The Land Ethic,” Aldo Leopold describes how “god-like Odysseus returned from the wars in Troy” and “hanged all on one rope a dozen slave girls” (Leopold, 201). These slave girls “were property” and “the disposal of property was then, as now, a matter of expediency, not of right and wrong” (Leopold, 201). Leopold draws upon this example to show the ethical sequence: just as “slave girls” were once merely considered “property,” the land has not yet been included within ethics

  • Hostage Short Story Summary

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    “The shrink’s office was in Manhattan. The locks were a joke. I went back there one day and pulled my file. It made interesting reading. PTSD, fundamental lack of empathy, blunted affect, addicted risk taker.” This is the description of the protagonist in the short story “Hostage” by Andrew Vachss. And this description of Walker, the protagonist, by a department shrink (psychologist or psychiatrist) fits very well. Throughout this short story we get more and more evidence that Walker is indeed a

  • Peter Singer's Utilitarian Theory On The Ethical Treatment Of Non-Human Animals

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    In the film, "Louis Theroux's African Hunting Party", South African wild game farmers advocate trophy hunting as a necessary activity for saving certain species from inevitable extinction due to illegal wildlife poaching. However, when considering Peter Singer's utilitarian theory on the ethical treatment of non-human animals, the process of shooting and killing an animal to preserve its species seems counterintuitive. Applying Singer's perspective, my position is that trophy hunting is morally unacceptable

  • Ishmael: The Domino Effect

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    different set of mind in which they will follow the path of this positive ecological domino effect. At the same time, the land ethic goes hand in hand with the domino effect. Aldo Leopold describes the land ethic as the “simply enlarges [of ] the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals” (Leopold, “Land” 239). In other words, a land ethic “reflect a conviction of individual responsibility for the health of the land” (258). If all of the society cares about what is done

  • Aldo Leopold

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    Aldo Leopold Throughout Fire Season by Philip Connors, the name Aldo Leopold is brought up in text multiple times. Not knowing who or what this name meant it interested me to why this name was such an important figure in Connors life as a fire watchmen. Connors holds a very high praise for this name and when brought up in the book he talks about some of the great contributions Aldo has made for the wilderness conservation movement. “He (Aldo Leopold) developed an influential argument in favor of

  • Nathan Leopold Research Paper

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    even self-defense, but the reason Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb killed Bobby Franks was for a completely different reason; to see if they could get away with it. In Chicago during this time there hadn’t been a lot of serial killers, just random murders, other than the infamous H.H. Holmes, so when people

  • Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac

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    Aldo Leopold was a man with a vision. Leopold saw the land as a complex living being, interactions between each tree, each bird, as vital as the organs that comprised the body of that being. This makes sense since Leopold was an ecologist, among many other things. Throughout his essays in the wonderful ‘A Sand County Almanac' Leopold shares his vision, his passion, for the land. The essays we transport the reader from the snowy forests of Wisconsin to the craggy slopes of picturesque New Mexico

  • King Leopold II: The Role Of European Imperialism In Africa

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    King Leopold II - A cruel ruler in Congo that made profits off of mainly ivory and rubber. He eventually was forced to sell Congo to the Belgian government because people found out how harsh his rule was. Cecil Rhodes - Believed in colonialism and colonized Zimbabwe and Zambia. He greatly exploited the resources there and made a large profit off of diamond mining. He was one of the most significant and influential promoters of Britain's imperial interests. Henry Morton Stanley - Worked with King