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Literature

It is safe to suggest that Christianity or Christian notions appear everywhere in the poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The Arthurian thoughtfulness is founded on the principles of Christianity as seen in the pentangle painted on the shield of Gawain with Mary’s face in its center. In this...

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is an anonymous poem that was written Ca 1340-1400 in Midlands England and is considered one of the best pieces in Middle English literature. The poem is a story that describes knightly deeds, wild landscapes and sexual enticement. Gawain is a knight at the...

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Bronislaw Malinowski was a polish-born anthropologists, who became famous due to his scholarly achievements and especially thanks to his discovery of the theory of functionalism. According to this theory, the culture has a role to play due to its capacity to satisfy biological needs of humans. Malinowski also developed a...

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“Interpreter of Maladies” is a brilliant piece of literary art, developed by a person, who belongs to the intersection of two great cultures, the cultures, which, even despite the globalization processes we are all so well aware of, still oppose each other, though more and more frequently have to interact...

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The poem “Corinne at the Capitol” by Felicia Hemans can easily be viewed as a celebratory and jubilant piece of prose that extols womanhood just as easily as it reveals to what extent women are frequently stereotyped and categorized. In extolling the virtues of a heroic woman who is politically-minded,...

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This week, in working with the synthesis tables, it was important for me to not just review my evaluation table but also to reread the studies and focus on the abstracts. I know that, time and time again, I state that I take the longer road to these processes, but...

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IntroductionHelen Crocker’s The Green River of Kentucky exists, in a sense, as two books. On one level, it is a careful and researched presentation of the subject, and how it has been alternately respected, exploited, and preserved from the 18th century to the 1970s. On another, the work is a...

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Anthony Quinn (officially named Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxca) was a Mexican-American writer, actor, and painter; born in Chihuahua, Mexico during the country's revolution. Famous for his roles in a large variety of box office successes and critically acclaimed films, Quinn won the Academy Award for best supporting actor in two...

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Writing of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Rick Godden argues that a key suggestion in the poem is that Gawain’s identity is based upon a reputation he has not earned (150). At the same time, however, he writes that, “he could do nothing but fail” (150), pointing out that...

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