Essays Tagged: "decadence"

The Unholy Crusade, a look into Oliver Stone's War film, Platoon.

Stone not only uses religiousthemes to portray the Vietnam War, but manipulates the warto show the decadence of American society.Throughout history, man has traveled the world, andconquered nations, ... tones of all wars. By using religiousthemes throughout key parts of the movie, Stoneillustrates the decadence that American society is headingtowards. This decadence is one factor that led to theAmeri ...

(3 pages) 90 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Use of colors to symbolize the many different intangible ideas in the book "The Great Gatsby" by F.Sott Fitzgerald

e the many different intangibleideas in the book. He uses the color yellow to symbolize moral decay decadence anddeath. Then he uses the color white to symbolize innocence. He also uses the color gree ...

(3 pages) 62 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The effect of Hip Hop on Modern Culture

shion represents another spin on the turntable. Culture did a 180 degree turn from the lushness and decadence of the disco era to the down to earth, grass roots culture of hip-hop. It was grounding in ... uched by its wide sweeping influences. As realism was to romanticism, so was hip hop culture to the decadence of the late seventies, early eighties. It brought culture backs to its roots. It took the ...

(8 pages) 358 1 4.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Setting and Characterization in "Greasy Lake" by T.Coraghessan.

e as "a time when courtesy [...] went out of style, when it was good to be bad, when you cultivated decadence like a taste" (129). The three thought of themselves as dangerous characters, and would tr ...

(4 pages) 217 0 4.5 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Great Gatsby".

y. The second duty I will carry out is to find the elements in the novel that make reference to the decadence of the period in which the story takes place, since I think that this is necessary to ment ... summer nights. The description of Gatsby's parties reflects the greatness and at the same time the decadence of these people only interested in fun, as we will see when Gatsby dies.I think it can be ...

(11 pages) 277 1 4.4 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Metropolis"

ns and early twenty's, the Germans were experiencing an economic struggle which included inflation. Decadence, violence and insecurity ran wild creating a spark of personal freedom and a movement towa ...

(5 pages) 74 0 4.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

This essay is about the corruption of the papacy in the Middle Ages.

ions of authority. At this time "the increasing hostility of the laity to ecclesiastical wealth and decadence undermined papal prestige"."Omne malum a clero"--every evil comes from the clergy. The cle ...

(7 pages) 147 1 2.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

"Cabaret"

about Berlin the life in Berlin before the Nazis came. Berlin back in the 1930s was the bastion of decadence; much like California in 1960s Berlin was famous for drugs, sex and music. Berlin in 1930s ... d only a population of one million yet it had thirty thousand brothels, clearly a sign of its ultra decadence [Esther, 2003].The Nazis were seen as a political nuisance and the city had no political a ...

(3 pages) 32 0 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

Gladiator Analysis essay

th gladiators. Its real purpose, its real underlying flavor, was to depict a man's struggle against decadence in his society and to restore it to the disciplined one that it had been, a man who was dr ... and of Roman legions, he is now at the mercy of slave traders. The gladiatorial games represent the decadence characteristic of Rome under people like Commodus. Of course, the gladiatorial games were ...

(5 pages) 96 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Gone with the Wind

en self-destruction the Depression created. The Old South's grandeur coupled with its Civil War-era decadence provided much-needed escapism for readers. In addition, Scarlett O'Hara's feminist role, h ...

(3 pages) 45 1 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Absence of Fertility in T.S. Eliot's "The Wasteland"

o this spiritual crisis, the lifestyles and relationships of many Europeans became infiltrated with decadence, meaninglessness and alienation. In the epigraph of "The Wasteland," Eliot displays his pe ...

(11 pages) 92 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Compare and Contrast Human nature in Prelude and Don Juan. Woodsworth and Byron

literature that depicted emotional matter in an imaginative form, with passion for nature, life and decadence of society; the greatest of which are love, beauty, truth and God. Poetry was considered b ...

(5 pages) 48 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Essay on "Gladiator".

with the tragic changing of power, deceit, and old alliances. It depicts Maximum's struggle against decadence in the Roman society and his efforts to give Rome back to the people while at the same tim ... and of Roman legions, he is now at the mercy of slave traders. The gladiatorial games represent the decadence characteristic of Rome under people like Commodus. Of course, the gladiatorial games were ...

(4 pages) 53 0 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The book "Siddhartha"conveys a lot of subtle messages: in depth analysis and a thorough character analysis of Siddhartha.

. As a Brahman Siddhartha's ultimate goal is to attain Nirvana. His search takes him from a life of decadence to ascetism, from the joys of loving a beautiful girl to the struggles with his son and th ...

(5 pages) 22 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Waiting for Godot" and "Siddhartha": The message of friendship is conveyed in subtle and silent ways throughout both books.

nlightenment after realizing that he is not happy as a Brahmin. His search takes him from a life of decadence to ascetism, from the joys of loving a beautiful girl to the struggles with his son and th ...

(5 pages) 26 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Antony and Cleopatra

ark Antony, one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire, spends his time in Egypt, living a life of decadence and conducting an affair with the country's beautiful queen, Cleopatra. When a message arr ...

(3 pages) 15 0 3.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Stoicism

Plato. This is a continuation of the notions of the 19th century scholars, that viewed symptoms of decadence in everything that was chronically distant from the classical period and into the Hellenis ... ctrine of Stoicism, adjusting its teachings making them part of his own time bringing the colour of decadence of Rome and away from the joyous points of the early Stoics. The traditional criticism of ...

(48 pages) 194 0 4.5 Aug/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Analysis Of Jay Gatsby

emergence into the new world. After the First World War, after prohibition America came alive with decadence. The men and women of this age were flamboyant and more alive than the generations before ...

(2 pages) 1664 0 3.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis Of Mozart's DON GIOVANNI

on that carries the piece along, eventually leading up to a climactic showdown between morality and decadence at its conclusion.Mozart's opera openly embraces the clash between the nobility and lower ...

(6 pages) 24 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Separation of Religions in Meiji Japan

neral, people tended to characterize the persecution of Buddhism as a response to its institutional decadence, but in fact, the policy of separation of Shinto and Buddhism was part of a larger effort ... sentiment that turned against Buddhism with which portrayed it as a foreign cult of corruption and decadence. The Meiji government also issued a compulsory registration for people at Shinto shrines, ...

(3 pages) 868 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism