Essays Tagged: "four hundred years"

Cathedrals of the 12th Century

For nearly four hundred years Gothic style dominated the architecture of Western Europe.It originated in northe ...

(4 pages) 250 0 3.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

Romeo and Juliet

Four hundred years ago, William Shakespeare wrote The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, a popular play th ... r what I have said before. My child is yet a stranger in the world. She hath not seen the change of fourteen years. Let two more summers wither in their pride Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride." ... les. Parental influence, young love and the revenge code still have an effect on youths, even after four hundred years, these problems are still present in the everyday lives of today's youth and for ...

(20 pages) 247 2 4.3 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

Sweat

even used reference to Jewish people in this story. They also were slaves and were faced with over four hundred years of hardships and inequalities. It has not been known for the people of the Jewish ...

(2 pages) 103 0 4.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This essay describes how the story Romeo and Juliet is altered when transferred from stage to the film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes.

nsibly, the reason the play has enjoyed success among such a heterogeneous group of people for over four-hundred years. However, the reason that the play has been eulogized, lionized, and canonized is ... y makes it necessary to reduce the dialogue, assuming that the director wants the movie to be under four hours. The lines that are cut are either unnecessary for the audience's understanding or enjoym ...

(14 pages) 312 6 4.5 Dec/2002

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

Jamestown, Virginia.

Almost four hundred years ago a group of families from England built the first permanent settlement on the ... the labor problem. Poor immigrants to the colony agreed to bind themselves for a set term, usually four years, in return for their passage across the Atlantic, food, clothing, and usually some form o ...

(6 pages) 203 3 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Contrast of two versions of Macbeth's Beliefs.

Belief on WitchesMore than four hundred years ago everybody believed in witches and everyone had a good quality ideal of what a ... he information that Shakespeare used in the play and his own knowledge of the witches over the past four hundred years..Throughout the Polanski's video we discover the witches "don't get out much." In ... oday in fairy tales. The fairy tails are good and are thought to be bad but not as bad as they were four hundred years ago. But as both versions said many of times "Fair is foul and foul is fair."

(4 pages) 29 0 4.0 Oct/2003

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

Can Macbeth be held responsible for his own actions, or was he influences through other forces.

For nearly four hundred years, Shakespeare's work has been entertaining the public not just because of the beau ...

(6 pages) 42 1 3.0 Mar/2004

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

Romeo and Juilet, What was lost in the journey from the stage to the big screen.

apparently, the reason the play has enjoyed success among such a assorted group of people for over four-hundred years. However, the reason that the play has been eulogized, glorified, and canonized i ... y makes it necessary to reduce the dialogue, assuming that the director wants the movie to be under four hours. The lines that are cut are either unnecessary for the audience's understanding or enjoym ...

(13 pages) 47 2 2.6 May/2004

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

An Analysis of the Death Penalty Controversy in America

d firing squad (McCuen 13). The capital punishment debate in the United States has raged for almost four hundred years. Supporters of the death penalty often cite its roles as necessary retribution an ... y to be sentenced to death as defendants charged with killing blacks (McCuen 32). At least three in four Americans are white, but half of the 2,800 people on death row are black, Hispanic, Asian, or I ...

(7 pages) 239 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

ANalysis of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", West Side Story and Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo and Juliet". What values have changed to alter the context of the story?

nd Juliet'. This text contains universal values that have proven to be relevant to generations over four hundred years and is still continuing to appeal to audiences today. 'Romeo and Juliet' is a tim ...

(8 pages) 59 0 4.5 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Review of Gina Ulysse's, "A Poem About Why I Can't Wait, Going Home Again and Again and Again."

The rest of the poem is a haunting description of how Haiti is presently. She starts by asking how four hundred years of history can be overturned in less than a century. Although never directly answ ... point of the poem is a rant against the current environment in Haiti. There is no way to over turn four hundred years of oppression and poverty in less than a century. Gina says that Haiti is just ha ...

(1 pages) 15 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

Angola - Where it is now and what can be done for its future

Proceeding four decades of war, economic and political reform has become strategic imperatives for the governme ... o place present efforts in historical context. Angola achieved independence in 1975 after more than four hundred years of Portuguese rule. Immediately following this, Angola has been troubled by civil ... ced by imports in the large urban markets on the coast. Before independence, Angola was the world's fourth largest coffee exporter and exported more than 400,000 MT of maize a year. Exports of both of ...

(10 pages) 60 0 4.1 Dec/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions

"The Trial and Death of Socrates" by Plato

race only pretends to understand, yet acts on. The book itself was written nearly two thousand and four hundred years ago in ancient Greece, yet it still can point out today's problems as well as occ ...

(5 pages) 89 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Why is Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" still interesting to a modern teenage audience?

abethan period he wrote and directed dozens of plays, which continue to dominate world theatre over four hundred years later. Shakespeare handled high drama, romance and slapstick comedy with equal ea ... of his insight into human nature, his work has stayed relevant to the lives of his readers for over four hundred years and will continue to do so for many more.

(6 pages) 40 0 5.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

Hamlet's love

Shakespeare's "Hamlet" is a play that has been performed, produced, and read for over four hundred years. One reason this work is so popular is that Shakespeare relates his ideas using p ...

(3 pages) 35 0 5.0 Feb/2006

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

Dysfunctional Families and the Inadequate Role Played by Parents in "Hamlet"

es, Shakespeare succeeded in creating a tragedy that still holds relevance to the affairs of today, four hundred years after its initial appearance. Perhaps justifying its endless success, is the argu ...

(6 pages) 31 1 5.0 Jun/2006

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

Critical Book Review of "In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible and How It Changed a Nation, a Language and a Culture" by Alister McGrath

Almost four hundred years since its initial publication in 1611, the King James Bible has come to dominate ...

(5 pages) 16 0 0.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Pearl

better life for him."The doctor was not of his people". The doctor was of a race, which for nearly four hundred years had beaten and starved Kino's people. I believe this shows that the doctor was ve ...

(3 pages) 316 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Marijuana

y to prosecute all of the so called criminals. Marijuana cultivation can be traced back over four hundred years ago. The first crop of marijuana, known also as hemp, was grown in 1611 near Jame ...

(3 pages) 47 0 3.4 May/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Macbeth Is Still Acted And Read Today

Why is Macbeth, by William Shakespeare still acted and read today? Although it was written over four hundred years ago, Macbeth can be interpreted in such a way that it is still relevant today. Ma ... f us. The words have remained the same but the meaning of the play has changed over the last four hundred years. Four hundred years ago the audience would have actually believed in witches and ...

(2 pages) 2260 0 3.0 Jun/2001

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