Essay Comparing The Great Wall Of China And The Roman Colosseum
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Architecture served as a means for strong nations to express their power throughout history. As members of the New Seven Wonders, both the Great Wall of China and the Roman Colosseum are not only architectural masterpieces, but also a display of power. In this essay, I will be focusing on the social environment of their construction and illustrate how both of these constructions served its political and cultural purposes and how this purpose eventually brought an end to the country. Architecture is not just a combination of wood and bricks. When attached with political and military purposes, a piece of architecture can be powerful and we should always keep that in mind.
I. Introduction…show more content… Architecture, as a combination of art and practicality, often not only serves a practical purpose, but also a political one; and often serves as a signal when the “water” was about to turn the “boat” over. In this paper, I would like to analyze the political role of architectures by comparing the Great Wall of China and the Roman Colosseum. In spite of the culture and geopolitical differences of these two constructions, I see many similarities as well. The purpose behind a construction should never be ignored, and we should always keep that in mind.
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I would like to collect resources from school and local libraries and then dig into the social and political environment when the construction happened. By comparing the similarities and differences of the culture, economy and social life, I would like to find out the role that architecture plays in history.
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