Anisa Mustafa Anthropology 114 Midterm, Summer 2002 Dr. Trencher Anthropology is quite literally defined as the study of humans: in Greek anthrops, meaning "humans", and logos, meaning "study of". More accurately, however, it is defined as the study of humankind, encompassing both cultural and evolutionary developments past and present. It is most commonly known as a social science, but it utilizes many of the tools and expertise of other sciences as well. Like the other social sciences, sociology and psychology, anthropology is interested in answering the many questions of human existence, but unlike them, anthropology is not as narrow in its focus. Interested in why humans behave in a particular fashion and how they interact with one another in social units or groups, anthropology does not focus on the individual in a particular place and time, but rather the whole of the species in the context of how they came to be in that particular place and time. Through this anthropologists are able to evaluate one social unit in relation to another in differing ways. To accomplish these and many other more complex and specific goals, anthropology as a discipline has many sub-fields. These sub-fields, though varying in both their goals and their practices, overlap and compliment one another frequently. Each relies on the other for vital answers, much the same way
I am now going to weigh this against the case that Othello is a character displaying all the classic traits of a tragic hero
Is Othello a Tragic Play? Othello is a character displaying all the classic traits of a tragic hero. Linguistically he is eloquent in style; "Rude am I in my speech and little blessed with the soft phrase of speech" (1.3.82-3). This also implies his modest side although he generally acts as an epic hero as opposed to a Christian leader and this too is reflected in his highly courageous and endearingly care-free speech: "he that stir next, to carve for his own rage, holds his soul light: he dies upon his motion" (2.3.169-170). His peers also recognize him as heroic; Montano calls him 'brave Othello' (2.1.37) and a 'worthy governor' (2.1.30). This case relies on the assumption of Iago's completely evil nature and indeed he is generally scene as one of Shakespeare's most despicable characters. He has a multitude of motives. Resentment and jealously of Cassio's promotion: he wishes 'to get his place'- (1.3.391-2) and once demoted says, 'how do you now, lieutenant?' Hatred of Othello: 'doth like a poisonous mineral gnaw my inwards and when Iago goes on to taunt Othello with degrading sexual images of Desdemona (3.3.205) is this hatred not perfectly visible? These accusations have little just cause and it is Othello we empathise with. Othello deals gracefully with the crude racism that was common for the time and concurrently treats his peers with equality and respect
345=DEATH A cold Tuesday morning in November DCI Evans is on his way to work pondering on what the day will bring. he enters his office when a colleague opens his door and asks. "James do you want a coffee?" the detective replies "Yes sure thanks" his colleague leaves. James looks though some old case files when he came across a murder that brings him Horrifying visions. There's a knock on his door, it brings him out of his trance its his boss. He comes in and announcers that he has another case "James im sorry to call you into work today but there's been a suspected murder at Southampton University" James replies "Never mind it'll take my mind of it, I'll get on that case now." Today was the fifth anniversary of his wife's passing, but James was very committed to his work, he thought about his case's in his spare time. If he was doing anything else it was finishing decorating his flat that he started a year ago but it's still not done. James Leaves his office when his partner Gordon is waiting outside they get in the car to go to the university. They talk about pulp subjects on the way there when they arrive they get approached by a police officer who instructs them to follow him. They get to a set of stairs there's a police line there, as they are climbing the stairs the police office tells them he believes it's a suicide he says "there were these notes on how many
Discuss Henry as a King. What do you think are his qualities and his weaknesses? In Shakespeare's day, historical fact had already merged with legend to create the picture of an almost perfect King but the character of Henry V is not a simple one as it has many aspects. By looking into the King's manners in his speeches, strengths and weaknesses and behaviour throughout the play I will try to analyse how King Henry's character progresses and changes to show why I believe Shakespeare represented the character in this way. An insight into Henrys character is shown in Act One Scene One when he became King as the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Ely are speaking of Henry. The Archbishop of Canterbury exclaims, "The King is full of grace and fine regard." To which Ely replies "And a true lover of the Holy Church." These both are qualities expected of a noble and honourable king that shows Henry himself is honourable. However Canterbury tells us this was not always so, "The breath no sooner left his fathers body, But the wilderness, mortified in him, Seemed to die too." These lines tell the reader how the King left his frivolous youth behind him and accepted responsibility of being a King when his father died therefore becoming a king committed to his people, country and duty with his willingness to give up a life of constant fun. In Act Three Scene One Henrys
Explore the main ideas presented in Rouenby May Wedderburn Cannan. How effective is it in exploring ideas about the First World War? Consider the structure, imagery and language.
Explore the main ideas presented in "Rouen". How effective is it in exploring ideas about the First World War? Consider the structure, imagery and language. There are various key ideas that have been presented in "Rouen" by May Wedderburn Cannan. She has made a great use of different literary devices to describe her realities of war on the frontline whilst she worked as a VAD nursing injured soldiers. Regarding its wider use in exploring ideas about the First World War; it is a primary source and is about her experiences and the feelings that she had undertaken. Therefore we have first-hand evidence to use to compare and contrast against other poetry of the time. Wedderburn Cannan makes great use of nature and environment to describe and illustrate what she had experienced. She starts firstly by describing her transition to getting to Rouen and then speaks of all the young men with their "heart breaking mirth"; here she describes them as if they are all having fun and enjoying their comradeship. Thereafter she juxtaposes this idea with the "train full of wounded" who are being transported away due to the travesty presented thenceforth in Rouen. "Men who came from darkness and went back to dark again" - the continuous work that they had only ended once they had passed. This shows that the sheer realities of death were omnipresent in her service as a VAD. She also makes
Richard Adams Take Away Examination March 2005 308 CMC Popular Music Question 3) A process of commercial 'recuperation' always leads to the turning of subcultural signs into mass-produced goods. This process of comodification creates a 'diffusion of the subculture's subversive power' (Hebdige 1979) Discuss this statement with reference to specific examples. Essentially what Hebdige is saying with his statement is that eventually a subcultures generic trademarks will cross over into the mainstream. This will in tern render the original intentions of subversion diluted pastiches of there former representations. The validity of this statement is interesting in two ways. Firstly are subcultures subversive qualities diluted through popularisation? And secondly and perhaps more importantly in terms of more contemporary subcultural representations; how valid is the statement that what might be considered subcultures are actually subversive in terms of attempted displacement of a dominant ideology. It is these two areas with particular reference to the Punk movement of the nineteen seventies which I intend to discuss within this Essay/Exam. Looking at the work of Hebdige himself and other writers and theorists in comparison, and also contrasting areas. Punk is perhaps the most obvious musical form which has been linked to subculture. Even Hebdige himself is of the opinion
What are the contrasted attitudes to love in Twelfth Night and how are they linked to social class and social climbing?
Hassan Daoud Y10A 8/3/2004 English Coursework What are the contrasted attitudes to love in Twelfth Night and how are they linked to social class and social climbing? In the play, Twelfth Night, Shakespeare shows two main attitudes to love. The courtly, fairy tale love among people of high social class, for example Duke Orsino's attitude to love, and there is the 'earthy', realistic and physical love among the middle and lower class, like the love between Sir Toby and Maria. Shakespeare parallels the idealized love with earthy love, and between these are expressed the attitudes to love of Olivia, Viola and Feste. Duke Orsino's opening speech to the play is all four legs that make the 'throne' of courtly love. This paragraph explains the whole of Orsino's personality; very romantic, madly in love, but the ironic thing is that he does not mention who he loves, not even the sex or creation of the person he loves. This only proves that Orsino is in love with love itself. We can also tell that Orsino's love is unhealthy, but in Orsino's favour, he is trying to end his love. This is pointed out from the first line of his speech, 'If music be the food of love, play on' line 1, 1:1. Actually this line seems very romantic and that he truly loves a beautiful goddess by describing music as being the 'food' that his
the problem with the worlds wife is that having found one joke duffy retells it throughout the anthology
"The problem with The Worlds Wife is that, having found one good joke, duffy just tells it over and over again" How far do you agree with this assessment? Refer to at least two or three poems in your answer. Within The Worlds Wife Duffy explores the idea that men are inadequate. Although the book of poems does unveil feminist issues and coveys an inequality between men and women, it does also contain other issues such as social acceptance, self-confidence and love. Duffy places an interesting slant on a number of these poems that serves to establish the idea that feminism can be ironic. Poems such as Anne Hathaway directly oppose the idea that Duffy is re-telling a 'joke' throughout the anthology. The poem creates a persona of Shakespeare widow and the best bed becomes the focus of the fourteen-line sonnet. In the opening two lines, Duffy uses a metaphor to express the magic of the bed in which Shakespeare made love to Hathaway "it is a spinning world of forests, castles, torchlight, cliff tops seas". By using these metaphors, she embraces his talent and, when describing the notion that Shakespeare would 'dive for pearls' suggests he is somewhat a sexual athlete and far from inadequate. From line five to ten Duffy uses imagery in a fascinating way that relates directly to the fact Shakespeare was a writer. Anne sees her body as a "softer rhyme to his.... now assonance"
The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet The largely appreciated play Romeo and Juliet by the legendary playwright William Shakespeare, is one which contains many interesting, and somewhat unique characters. One such character is Juliet, who is of the famous Capulet family in Verona. In the play, Juliet seems to mature as the plotline progresses. She, although being a girl of only 13, has to handle decisions some modern people don't have to face until their middle, or later life. The time of the play has a very influential role in her circumstances. The play is set during the fourteenth or fifteenth century, in Verona Italy, where there is an ongoing feud. The antagonists of the play, the Capulets and the Montagues, have seemingly been fighting for a long time, when the two "star cross'd" lovers meet. The philosophy of most families at the time was to marry their children young, and into the most wealthy family possible. And Juliet is paired with Count Paris, an attractive "man of wax," who falls for her. Unbeknownst to him, Juliet has fallen in love with Romeo and has married him. Naturally, as Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet were supposed to be emitting a hatred for one an other, and not loving one another, the marriage had to be kept secret. The climax of the play sees Romeo, Juliet, and County Paris dead in the Capulet tomb. A series of
Contrast and Comparison between the Poems, "Two Scavengers" and "Nothings Changed" "Nothings Changed" was written by Tatamkhulu Afrika, a mixed race child with fair skin, who was later adopted by a white South African family who brought him up as though he was white, and he only found out about his origins as a teenager. Tatamkhulu lived in a multi-cultural area called District Six, which was destroyed by the white authorities. He feels strongly about this kind of racism towards the black people despite the fact that he has fair skin. In the actual poem, the poet is telling the story from his own experiences in first person. "Two Scavengers" was written by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. The poem highlights the differences between rich and poor and the working classes, as well as democracy and equality. The poem itself is written in third person and based around a couple of Bin Men and a couple of 'beautiful', rich people. Then, at the end of the poem seems to ask whether America really is a democracy. "Nothings Changed" is set in District Six, based in South Africa. The poet describes District Six as harsh-land, but also goes on to explain that he still feels that it's his home and it's still amiable and natural. I know this because he says, "amiable weeds" on line 8. This is a contrasting sentence because weeds are usually a symbol of bad things, so to use the word amiable to