What would be of us Without a Setting to stand on?
Richard Rodriguez IB World Literature Word Count: 800 Title: What would be of us Without a Setting to stand on? Thesis Q. How does setting play a major role in understanding a dynamic character in Shakespeare's Othello? The setting of this Tragedy plays a significant role in understanding Iago's character, because it influences his personality and the consequences of his unspeakable actions, which ultimately leads him and other characters to the point of catastrophe. The setting of stories often leads to the development and understanding of a character and what is truly inside of them. In Othello, Iago in the outside is Othello's must trusted advisor. However, he hides an obsessive and spiteful rage against Othello, Cassio, and Desdemona; as he tries to manipulate their actions and feelings to destroy one another, for his own enjoyment. The rising conflict makes it doubtful what causes "honest" Iago to be this way? The setting of this Tragedy plays a significant role in understanding Iago's character, because it influences his personality and the consequences of his unspeakable actions, which ultimately leads him and other characters to the point of catastrophe. Iago's setting contributes to the "ancient's" ability to control others, inner conflicts, and actions. Iago is brilliant with his understanding of human behavior, and a talent to manipulate the
Kill Bill Mixed-Genre Film
Kill Bill Genre Narrative Essay Alec Mackenzie 11-6 In the movie Kill Bill Vol. 2, Quentin Tarantino the writer and director of the movie incorporates a vast array of genres such as Samurai, Hardbody, Kung fu and the Spaghetti Western to form not just an action film - but a mixed-genre film. Through the use of the movie as well as a small segment of a fight scene between Beatrix Kiddo and Elle Driver there is evidence of all four genre's within the movie. These genres can be identified through iconography, themes, narrative structure, cinematography and any other concepts/ideas that are associated with the genres. The samurai genre is portrayed quite strongly in Kill Bill 2. Especially through the iconography associated in the film. One of the strongest icons in Chambara (samurai movies) is the katana, the traditional Japanese warrior sword. Within the small segment the two warriors battle with the katana. The way some shots are set up to see the fighting from the view of the sword or the slow pan against the sword edge with light reflecting off the blade are ways the filmmakers have highlighted the strong iconography and to bring out the dangerous symbolism within it. In terms of narrative structure, Kiddo follows the profile of the "lone samurai". Who in many classic Japanese movies such as "Long Wolf and Cub" is described to be a character on a mission for vengeance,
IASAS Dance Critique
Internal Dance Critique IASAS Dance Preview I watched the IASAS dance preview performed by the selected dancers from ISM in the Fine Arts Theatre along with the other IASAS previews including drama and oral presentations. The theme of the dance this year was anime, which was conveyed by the choreography, lighting, music, and costumes. The dance was very well presented, it showed lots of practice and I did not notice any mistakes or flaws in their performance. I was surprised by the beginning and impressed by the use of lighting and technology that was incorporated into the dance, since I have never seen a performance done by students that used technology so well. The video in the introduction was something new and caught everyone's attention, or the lighting making it seem as though the dance was underwater made the audience gaze in awe. I really liked how the dancers on the video would interact or interconnect with the dancers live on stage, how when one dancer exited from the stage, they would be on the screen, or when a pushing motion occurred in the screen, the dancers on stage would react to it. I was also amazed at how dance, a completely different art to anime could be so well connected and represented. My favorite part of their dance was the one where, I believe, Karin, was a school teacher and conducted the class because the dancers had very lively movements and
"Night" Commentary Pages 36-37 This passage is shortly after Elie and his father have arrived at Birkenau camp, and are now going to be transferred to Auschwitz. The main themes that are developed in this short passage is the loss of self-identity, hope, disbelief and the swiftness with which everything occurs, although there is one short paragraph that demonstrates some relief and humor that Elie finds in his neighbors. The page has two white spaces that separate several paragraphs, and they usually signify a transition from hopeless thoughts to the beginning of a new day or a different train of thought. Much of the literary style used reflects some of the themes present in the passage. For example, as they are leaving their barrack, the line "Disinfection. Everybody soaked in it. Then came a hot shower. All very fast," gives the effect of hurriedness and panic by using a single word and abrupt, harsh narrative that gets straight to the point, and this is then emphasized further by the statement "All very fast", which mirrors the literary style and the rapidity of events. This use of quick, short lines makes it seem as though it is all happening so fast that there's only time to think in this shortened note form, which stresses the feeling of panic and blur that Elie is experiencing. In the next paragraph, the sudden use of casual, carefree style as he describes the
ITGS portfolio Education games
A-PRESENTATION OF THE ISSUE Educational games are designed to teach people a particular subject. This includes learning something along with the game when a person plays. These games may be board, card or video games. Children love games and they are very popular between the age group of six to eighteen. There are a lot of games available in the market, out of with the educational games are very helpful and may benefit the child. According to research the computer games that are educational can be even played in school and could be of great help to the children. These games help the children with critical learning and personal skills improve and make your brain more sharp. The games like the Sim City and RollerCoaster Tycoon are examples of these kinds of games. These games developed the creativity and strategic thinking in children. Many of today's children are addicted to playing computer games. B- IT BACKGROUND OF THE ISSUE An educational computer game can be defined as an electronic medium with all the characteristics of a gaming environment that have intended educational outcomes targeted at specific groups of learners.(educational games) Educational computer games can be of a great use in today's world. Most of the children are always playing computer games, and if they are made to play a game, enjoy it and at the same time learn some new skills then it would be a
ITGS Portfolio :: Frauds in online banking -review of a news article.
ITGS PORTFOLIO 2 TITLE : FRAUDS IN ONLINE BANKING NEWS ITEM : http://business.smh.com.au/business/anz-warns-of-malicious-virus-20090205-7ylr.html WORD COUNT : 854 AREA OF IMPACT : BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT NAME : Ishaan Khanna A: PRESENTATION OF THE ISSUE The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited commonly called ANZ is the fourth largest bank in Australia after the Commonwealth Bank, the National Australia Bank, and Westpac Banking Corporation. [birgitdaube.de] ANZ is also the largest bank in New Zealand, where the legal entity became known as ANZ National Bank Limited in 2004 and where it operates two brands, ANZ and the National Bank of New Zealand. ANZ warned its customers to be careful of a fraudulent portal of a website that is generated by a virus which resides on a user's computer that generates a form which requests the account holder for personal details. The problem being faced is as follows: Trojan horses enter as attachments in the inbox of a user but once they are opened, they secretly install programs which cause great danger. The Trojan horse virus plants malicious codes on computers and a keyboard scanner is made use of to record the sequence of the numbers and letters that are typed in. [theage.com] B: IT BACKGROUND OF THE ISSUE A Trojan is a program that appears to be legitimate but is designed to have destructive effects on the data
Comparative Essay, "The Dawn is at Hand" and "Song of Hope" The well known poet, Oodgeroo of the Noonuccal tribe, uses her two poems, Song of Hope and The Dawn is at Hand, to examine coming equality between her people, the Aboriginal race and the White community. These two poems both aim to convince Aborigines that racial equality is imminent. She explores this concept by making use of poetic devices. To understand how Oodgeroo achieves this aim, it is important to examine the form, tone and imagery used in the two poems. Oodgeroo has uses the characteristics of dramatic monologues to assist her in examining the approaching parity between the Aborigines and the Whites. The Dawn is at Hand and Song of Hope, both follow the poetic characteristics of a dramatic monologue, with a singular speaker addressing "[her] people" (Song of Hope 1) and "dark brother" (The Dawn is at Hand 1). In both poems, the poet's voice is central to the poem. Oodgeroo develops the poem by addressing her people in second person plural in The Dawn is at Hand and grouping them together as one group by using first person plural in Song of Hope. By personally addressing her people in this poem, the poet voices her personal emotions and thoughts regarding the situation, evoking the same feelings in the reader. Dramatic monologues are used to not only reveal a certain situation but also how the
Information Technology in a Global Society - analysis of an article "Using data mining technology to help solve health and society problems, but is it also causing a privacy concern?"
International Baccalaureate Information Technology in a Global Society Portfolio - 2 Using data mining technology to help solve health and society problems, but is it also causing a privacy concern? (Health and Society) July 2010 Word count: 974 Article: Analysis." ScienceDaily 18 December 2009. 25 June 2010 <http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091217141306.htm>. Table of Contents: Criteria A Presentation of the Issue .............................................................. p.3 Criteria B The IT Background of the Issue........................................................p.5 Criteria C The impact of the issue ..................................................................p.6 Criteria D Solutions to the problem arising ......................................................p.7 Works Cited ...............................................................................p.8 News Article: Privacy Concerns Could Limit Benefits from Real-Time Data Analysis.........p. 9 Criterion A: Presentation of the Issue Real-time data analysis technologies using mining techniques was once long use to help detect credit card fraud, but now it could be used in many more useful ways that could improve our lifestyles. Like reducing traffic congestions, give a new insight into human behavior and even improving health. But questions have been raised, how much
Aurora Leigh and The Odyssey
Aurora Leigh and The Odyssey In Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Aurora Leigh" the conquest of the feminine is present, though its form ridiculed and its male perpetrators abased so that some measure of equity between the sexes can be achieved. Not present is the one sided subjugation which features prominently in The Odyssey, for in her adaptation of the epic form, the now female protagonist conquers and is subtly conquered herself. The Odyssey presents masculine heroism (partially) predicated on the oppression of women; for a hero to even project some semblance of authority, he must be the master of his home. The home however is the domain of women and thus the inference is made ad hoc ergo propter hoc. Odysseus conquers both mortal (Penelope) and immortal (Circe) women, while conquering (resisting) the lure of the Sirens. Even the goddess Athena is enamoured with his wit and wily charm, sending aid or bringing it in person. Thus the whole of the feminine world, both perceived and sublime is at his command, either directly or indirectly conquered. All the women he conquers make the hero, pushing him to his greatest potential. They instil in him courage, ambition and humility, and are thus integral Odysseus very being a hero. The Greek ideal of the hero therefore bases itself on dominion over the female sex. Telemachus follows this path also, for no hero he would be if he had
The Evolution of a Theme/Element in Popular Culture. Industries such as the jewellery and the animation industry has managed to keep their continuity, while others such as music players and storage devices needed to be constantly changing to catch up with
The Evolution of a Theme/Element in Popular Culture over the Last Five Decades Popular culture or 'pop culture' seems to be constantly changing. But are they always changing or just elaborating their products to catch up with the new, modern consumers, without changing the initial meaning of the product. As pop culture is influenced by the prevailing corporate economy, some products can keep their continuity while others keep constantly changing. Industries such as the jewellery and the animation industry has managed to keep their continuity, while others such as music players and storage devices needed to be constantly changing to catch up with the modern need and the economy. The animation industry has gone sea change since the first animated film was created by Charles-Emilie Reynaud by using an animation system of loops of 12 pictures way back in the 1890's! However, the animation movies and TV shows that we see today was only introduced in the 1900's and were mainly aimed at children. But, with the TV becoming a more convenient mode of entertainment, watching cartoons became a regular routine for the new generation of children after the 1930's. One of the very first images to be broadcast over television was that of Felix the Cat. One of the early cartoon characters that gained huge popularity were Mighty Mouse and Heckle and Jeckle. Then came the great facilitator,