Orpheus and Magic

The final scene of Ovid’s Orpheus, as depicted in the painting ‘Orphee’ illustrates the never-ending battle between the man’s basest emotions and the highest aspirations of his nature. Gustave Moreau, the artist who created ‘Orphee,’ was a famous Symbolist painter. Symbolists believe that art should represent absolute truths than can only be described indirectly. Therefore, a...
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339 (Before)

339. That is the number of books I plan to finish before I graduate high school. Sure, there will be new releases that I read before the next one on my list, and yes, there will be some that will be agonizing to even begin to read (let alone finish), but I will finish my list. I got the list off some website that I can’t seem to remember now, and when I first told my family,...
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Animal Farm’s Government

“Animal Farm” Without Mr. Jones in charge, how will the animals govern themselves?The farm animals at Manor Farm gather around Old Major to hear his plans for a better life he envisions.The animals could finally be free from human control, specifically Mr. Jones.The animals battle with the humans, find their freedom, and rename the farm Animal Farm.The animals assemble, for...
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The Band Kids

They never back down from a challenge, there is no competition tough enough, and they always seek to lift spirits on rainy and dreary days. No, this is not the Army, Marines, or Navy, this reference is to the band kids. The same band kids arrive on the football field before the sun has even risen, and it is their music that encourages the sun to rise every morning. There are ...
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Why I matter (Perspective of Finny from "A Separate Peace")

I never thought about it until now, I’d gone my entire life without evaluating my importance. I know I must have some significance but I truly question if it all matters. Do my accomplishments and actions give me importance or is it all just a thought? Growing up I never tried to compete. I accomplished and completed things for myself; for my own confidence. Other people’s a...
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The Decision

“Andy, what are you doing?” asked Mrs. Caron, my detention advisor. “Andy, what are you doing!?” she now asked loudly to gather my attention. “Nothing,” I replied tiredly. “I think you were sleeping Mr. Andrews,” she countered. “No Mrs. Caron, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have heard you if I was sleeping,” I answered defensively. Angrily, Mrs Caron stated, “You can’t sass ...
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Banning Homework

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear homework? Stressful? Or pointless? Maybe a waste of time? Whatever the thoughts may be, more likely than not it’s nothing good. Everyday I get told by at least one person how stressed or tired they are. The stress is always from the amount of homework that piles up throughout the day and the tiredness usuall...
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The Nurturing College Professor Essay

The University of Wisconsin values an educational environment that provides all members of the campus community with opportunities to grow and develop intellectually, personally, culturally and socially. In order to give us a more complete picture of you as an individual, please tell us about the particular life experiences, perspectives, talents, commitments and/or interests...
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Importance Of Diversity

President Johnson, responsible for designing The Great Society, once stated, “The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources-because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and peoples”(Johnson). America was ideally founded as a country where anyone, from anywhere, is welcomed as family. Recently, however, social scientist Robert Putnam published a s...
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America's Shortcoming

America is full of talk. Unintelligent, America boasts about being the best and having the best, but America does not. The heart of this esteemed country is uneducated compared to the rest of the world. America might have the best entertainers; the best known athletes, dancers, and singers are American, but America does not have the best students. Many American students don’t...
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