Essays Tagged: "Marco"

The travels of Marco Polo and his influence on the western world

Marco Polo is considered by most to be the most important link between Europe andChina in the 13th c ... tury. His accounts of the Eastern world had an immense impact onWestern thinking and life in Europe.Marco Polo was born in 1254 to a noble family in Venice, which was at that time anindependent city-s ... 254 to a noble family in Venice, which was at that time anindependent city-state in northern Italy. Marco had a typical education of a young man of histime1. At age 15, he had already studied many of ...

(5 pages) 124 0 4.6 Jan/1995

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Marco Polo's Influence on Christopher Columbus...

Marco Polo's Travels formulated in Europe of the fourteenth and fifteenth century a new perception o ... significant change to take place; this was Christopher Columbus' voyage. For Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo's travelogue was a valuable and solid resource that contained the necessary details of th ... ivation for Columbus. In the 12th of May 1492, Christopher Columbus, accompanied by the writings of Marco Polo, sets sail to change history forever.Marco Polo's travelogue was the only written account ...

(9 pages) 99 1 4.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

"The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath.

ransitions in Esther's life. In the first scene where blood is a motif, happens in a sprawl between Marco and Esther. "Marco pulled out a white handkerchief and dabbed his nose. Blackness, like ink, s ... t a white handkerchief and dabbed his nose. Blackness, like ink, spread over the pale cloth" (109). Marco tries to rape Esther, but she defends herself by hurting him- making him bleed. This is the fi ...

(4 pages) 69 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This is a book report of Morco Polos travels.

History 350Book ReviewThe Travels Of Marco PoloTranslated and Introduced By Ronald LathamAbaris Books Inc. New YorkThis is a paper that w ... aper that will take a look at one of the most important books in history. A European merchant named Marco Polo wrote down the book in 1297 or 1298. His book was a primary source for knowledge on the F ... o wrote down the book in 1297 or 1298. His book was a primary source for knowledge on the Far East. Marco Polo himself was probable the only one to travel by his routs for six hundred years. "There wa ...

(14 pages) 49 0 3.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Eddie's fate. Is eddies fate as inevitable as Alfieri suggests?

t]In the end Eddie lies and deceives himself and his family. Eventually this leads to him betraying Marco and Rodolpho.Another factor that leads to Eddie's inevitable fate is Marco's Sicilian concepts ... er factor that leads to Eddie's inevitable fate is Marco's Sicilian concepts of honour and revenge. Marco is completely outraged with how Eddie betrays him. He is especially concerned for his wife and ...

(6 pages) 49 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The things I carry...

.I also carry something like a collar somewhat silvered, which is a present from my second brother, Marco, who is living in Peru. That collar reminds me to my brother because it belonged to him. He ha ...

(3 pages) 43 0 2.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

The various ways in which European man has benifited from Marco Polo's Travels. Covers most of Marco's life, and many ways which Europe has benifitted from it.

Marco Polo EssayEssay Question: Discuss the various ways in which European man has benefited from Ma ... .In the vast field of exploration, no single European has made such a great contribution as that of Marco Polo. He had seen places that Europeans have only discovered in the last Century, he travelled ... res, all which he recorded in his journal, which later became a guide for later European travellers.Marco Polo was the son of Maffeo Polo, born in 1254, in either the Curzola trading outpost, or Venic ...

(4 pages) 25 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Choose 3 moments of heightened drama in the play 'A View from the Bridge'. Explain how Arthur Miller builds up dramatic tension and where you think the sympathies of the audience lie.

iew from the Bridge' is the idea of the American Dream, the search for freedom and jobs in America. Marco and Rodolpho are two immigrants who have the same American Dream; they are forced to enter Ame ... d Sicilian family honour and revenge, using it in the majority of the second act.In the scene where Marco lifts the chair, Miller gradually builds up dramatic tension and it only really starts to get ...

(7 pages) 60 2 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A view from the bridge

t tell me things about. " Which perhaps shows she wants to grow up but Eddie is preventing her.When Marco and Rodolfo arrive there is tension with Eddie. Eddie on the surface is being kind and welcomi ... fo would have done at the beginning of the play and shows he has changed. After the boxing incident Marco challenges Eddie to the dead lift of the chair. Eddie attempts this and fails; he then has ano ...

(6 pages) 51 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Identity in the Bell Jar

heir advice and philosophies, but later finds them relevant in the real world as she discovers with Marco. Disillusioned and overwrought with Marco's treatment of women, Esther begins to fall in a dow ...

(6 pages) 62 1 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Discussion of the representation of masculinity in the Arthur Miller's 'A View From the Bridge', considering the extent to which the male characters are more acted upon than acting.

hur Miller's A View From The Bridge. The four leading male characters in the play; Eddie, Rodolpho, Marco and Alfieri; each play different roles and different types of men. Miller has represented men ... , it appears that the happenings around him control Eddie's actions. When Eddie allows Rodolpho and Marco to stay, he is acting, as he is making the decision as the patriarchal member of the Carbone f ...

(7 pages) 40 0 1.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Manchurian Candidate" - A Psychological Analysis

ble nightmares that reveal images of what really transpired while being held captive. Major Bennett Marco's dreams are in fact so vivid that he becomes suspicious of Sgt. Shaw and decides to inform hi ... Sgt. Shaw and decides to inform his military unit of his fears. The case is investigated and Major Marco is asked to do some less strenuous work, public relations, but is unable to perform and receiv ...

(6 pages) 38 0 0.0 Apr/2006

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

"Moon Palace" by Paul Auster- Development

MOON PALACEIn Paul Auster' novel MOON PALACE we follow our main character Marco Stanley Fogg.Fogg is a slightly confused and disturbed young man who in trying to find his pla ... s him what he can spare including his 1492 (I will come back to that later) books. When Victor dies Marco breaks down and spends his last dough on his funeral, and then basically just lets him self ro ... y just lets him self rot. He doesn't look for a new job; he just sells his books so he can survive. Marco doesn't even ask his good friend Zimmer for help, until he is being evicted from his apartment ...

(6 pages) 8 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Marco Polo

Topic 2: In the Prologue to The Travel of Marco Polo the author claims that his book is "an accurate record"�, free from any sort of fa ... as a source of historical information (Support your answer with evidence from the primary sources)? Marco Polo has discovered much of central Asia. Over the years many manuscripts, evolve around the c ... of central Asia. Over the years many manuscripts, evolve around the controversial issue, on whether Marco Polo did go to China. How accurate his account and reliability can this be as a source of hist ...

(7 pages) 21 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

From One Immigrant to Another: A Narrative of a Young Boy and His First Days in America

inlands of the United States, to right here in New York City. Just as any other immigrant would be; Marco Smith is flabbergasted to observe the fresh surroundings he encounters in the airport upon his ... immigration is shared from one immigrant to another…The wind whos and the ocean chhhhsss as Marco Smith and his brother Efren play marbles in the yard of their home in paradise, Puerto Rico. A ...

(4 pages) 10 0 3.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

The Bell Jar

accompany her and her boyfriend. Two of the men she arranges to go out with Esther are Frankie and Marco. Esther doesn't like Frankie at all, and Marco tries to rape her. She also goes out with Const ...

(3 pages) 718 0 3.0 Feb/2008

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

Values in A View from the Bridge

tude throughout the play.Since the beginning, Eddie shuns Rodolfo, "coming more and more to address Marco only", thus excluding him for the "man-society". But Eddie's dislike rapidly extends itself to ... to the Immigration Bureau.Another key factor that drives Eddie to desperation is his rivality with Marco. These two characters are two dangerously strong men, embedded in their own strict, determined ...

(7 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

How does Miller Dramatize the Downfall of Eddie Carbone?

e evidence of this is how Eddie tries to keep Rodolfo out of the conversation and he addresses only Marco when speaking about things that affect both the brothers. When Catherine asks Rodolfo to sing ... atherine is in awe with Rodolfo. Miller shows evidence of this by Eddie sternly telling Rodolfo and Marco about the risk of being caught by immigration. He subsequently gets Catherine out of the room ...

(9 pages) 18 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Honour and justice are two very important issues in the play "A View From the Bridge" by Arthur Miller, how does the author present these issues through the characters and action in the play?

o be honourable is to be respected. If you do anything dishonourable, you lose respect. That is why Marco and Eddie are so keen to protect their names and reach a 'just' conclusion. Codes of honour bi ... ieri, shows us how honour prevails to the law: Eddie will lose his honour if he reports Rodolfo and Marco to the immigration authorities.Marco believes the only honourable course is to punish Eddie wh ...

(4 pages) 4035 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Essay about The Silk Road

traveled these roads learning about culture and trading goods and religions. One such explorer was Marco Polo.Marco Polo was born in Venice, Italy in 1251 and he later died in 1324. Marco Polo was pr ... Khan. He managed to travel all throughout Asia vividly remember it and came home to tell his story.Marco Polo grew up like any other boy. He had the usual type of education for a boy growing up in Ve ...

(5 pages) 30 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers