European History

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  • V-J Day In Times Square Picture Analysis

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    Everyone has seen the picture, reenacts the picture, but who really truly knows the real story behind it? The infamous picture “V-J Day in Times Square” by Alfred Eisenstaed in 1945 features a soldier kissing a nurse in the middle of Times Square. There are millions of pictures of people recreating the image, but the one that really caught my attention was of the famous singer Katy Perry onstage at her concert in Times Square in May 2012. The two images clearly portray what life was like at the

  • Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward

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    Mackenzie Turpen Dr. Acker Looking Backward Historical Sources of Looking Backward Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy consists of different genres such as science fiction and a utopian type novel, which reflects his version of a utopian society. However, as a historical analysis, it gives a depiction on what was taking place at the time when published, while also shaping our understanding of society during the author’s present time frame and even giving a mere glimpse of what the present day

  • Was Neil Postman's Notion Regarding The Disappearance Of Childhood

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    This assignment will be discussing whether Postman’s notion regarding the disappearance of childhood was due to the emergence of digital technologies, in accordance to different arguments that will be reviewed throughout the essay. Neil Postman was an American author, media theorist and a cultural critic (Danesi, n.d.). He was considered to be one of the many popular figures to the general public for a book which was published about the impact television had on childhood. There will be opposing arguments

  • Ethics And Public History: Annotated Bibliography

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    Assignment: Ethics and Public History: An Anthology As the editor of Ethics and Public History: An Anthology, Theodore J. Karamanski brings together a number of essays which discuss the ethical issues that practicing public historians may face. He illustrates how the issue of ethics shaped public history into the field we know today, and offers his two cents on the ethical codes of conduct put forth in recent years by such organizations as the National Council on Public History. But although it may appear

  • Herodotus And Thucydides Similarities

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    considered inferior by comparison. Both Thucydides and Herodotus discuss wars; Herodotus ‘The Histories” covers the Persian War wheresle Thucydides covers the “History of the Peloponnesian War”. This is where the similarities end as both works are significantly different in the topics that are discussed, narrative style and chronology. Similarities and differences between Herodotus and Thucydides’ histories have been the topic of much research,

  • Billy Joel Leningrad Poem Meaning

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    The source that I chose for this project was the song Leningrad written and played by Billy Joel in 1989. The song Leningrad is a primary source because it is written by Billy Joel who grew up during the Cold War. The song Leningrad is about the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States of America. Therefore, the song Leningrad depicts the Cold War and its misconceptions. First, some background knowledge of the song Leningrad and the song’s writer Billy Joel. First, some background

  • Comparing Greek And Native American Myth

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    Ancient people such as Greeks and Native Americans explained their different history through story telling which is still studied and talked about modern day. The difference between Greek myth and Native American myth is that Greek myth was all about the big strong hero who saved the day all by him or herself, however Native American myth was about the team effort. There was usually never someone who did it without help of others. In Greek myth, heroes like Hercules, Theseus, and Prometheus fought

  • Gone Girl Film Analysis

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    their context in interpreting events in history. Concerns such as unreliable narrators, subjectivity in perception, media reality, and limitations of memory have been brought up and will be further discussed. In all the 3 films mentioned above, unreliable narrator

  • Detective-Suspense Analysis

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    By using an omniscient narrator, TV series could enable audience to know more than characters, which creates Thriller-Suspense. Like in the case when Joyce is about to be killed, the audience can see the white shadow emerging from his back yet the character could not. “Secret”-Suspense and Detective-Suspense can also be created in the narration adopted omniscient Narrator strategy, yet omniscient Narrator is not the main reason to create these suspense. 5.1.2 Deviating from Chronological Order

  • Legitimacy In WW1

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    Just as last weeks reading centered around the narrative and the counter narrative around a particular event, namely 9/11, this week's reading deals with the issue of narrative as it is applied to the history of an entire country and the formation of national identities around these narratives. In places where political governance is stable and has a degree of legitimacy due to continuity and popular support, a national identity is more widely accepted. In a case like Hungary's in the novel, where