In her text, Armstrong continuously analyzes the similarity between religion and art. In fact, she initially starts her chapter with an in depth discussion of images painted in an underground labyrinth dated back from 30,000 BCE. She talks about paintings of different animals, such as an ox, deer, and a jumping cow, that must have had some religious meaning to the
In art, there are qualities that speak louder than words. It expresses many different messages and emotions and each person has an experience different from the next. In this paper, I will be discussing two artworks I encountered. The piece is a good example of how people can encounter different experiences in one piece. I attended the Orlando Museum of Art a while back with family and overall enjoyed my experience. On my visit, I found the museum quite impressive and felt a deep connection with specific pieces.
One of the things that is so fascinating about poetry is that it allows readers to discover and sometimes challenge and channel their emotions as well as their understanding. A poem’s words as well as its structure can reveal many things to its intended audience. In “Myth” by Natasha Trethewey, the poems form is just as important as the words she writes, becoming a map for the journey Trethewey takes, using transitions to take us from one place to another. The nature of the poem therefor becomes multifaceted, as it encourages the reader to think about the speaker’s words and use of form and structure she uses to craft this epic story. Using form as a tool, Trethewey is able to use structure as a way to guide us as readers and the speaker across the conscious and unconscious thoughts and dreams the speaker faces in this story.
As onlookers peer into the artworks in front of them, there is no question as to whether or not they considered what the artwork means, where it came from and what the artist was interested in who created it. The
He maintains his focus on Greek myths not only because of the sheer number of myths around the world, making it impossible to interpret and clarify them all, but also because European men, who would have been familiar with the myths from Greece, write most of the classics we analyze. He explains that these myths are not only a part of them but also “so much a part of the fabric of our consciousness, of our unconscious really, that we scarcely notice” (Foster, 51). Which suggests that, we can recognize Greek myths even if we do not realize it. With this simple fact presented to us, we no longer wonder why allusions to Greek myths have been used since they emerged and are still employed today. Myths are often exercised as “overt subject matter for poems and paintings and operas and novels” but more often “writers have…borrowed from and emulated” these myths (Foster, 52, 53). Instead of explaining every detail about every character, place or moment authors rely on other stories, such as myths, to expand and develop their tale. The writer will subtly hint at myths and hope you recognize their allusions to these old legends. Since we established that, we know these myths, whether consciously or not, we can take these allusions and decipher any hidden meanings the author has for us, giving each story a new level.
Crying is something that everyone here does; it is a normal part of everybody’s life. However, many cultures believed that when a male cries, his tears were a sign of manliness. In the article “How boys become a men” Jon Katz gives some examples to explain why many man pressured to be tough, to act strong, and they would not allow to show their emotions, pain and fear. This article focuses on the lesson that boys learn from their young ages which effects their lives.
Their individual perspectives in life ultimately shaped their education, experiences and overall point of view. This essay will outline the similarities and differences in subject matter, tone and imagery of these two artists’ bodies of work.
As a reader who lacks knowledge of any Spanish vocabulary, coming into contact with passages written in Spanish is confusing and uncomfortable. Without a Spanish tongue, it is quite difficult to process and truly understand Anzaldúa’s message, as this foreign tongue presents large stumbling blocks within the essay that direct my focus away from the purpose of the piece. Sentences containing long chains of Spanish words, such as “Even our own people, other Spanish speakers nos quieren poner candados en la boca,” and, “In the meantime, tenémos que hacer la lucha,” leave me hog-tied and unable to properly read and understand the text as I find myself lost in the foreign string of Spanish terms. However, when the English translation is presented along with the foreign terms, the passage flows smoothly since I’m able to understand the words and their proper meaning relative to the context of the text.
The secrets of the past have a way of shaping many lives. Griffin`s essay focuses on the idea of secrets by using various techniques to address this topic. Her essay uses an objective and indirect approach to guide the reader to translate the moments she records. Griffin does this by
As a boy grows into a man he faces the ever-raising mountain of masculinity. In regards to the occurrence, he finally reaches maturity he has no choice but in order to fight to retain his measly sense of manhood. He is not allowed to act feminine or else he’s not man enough, he can’t show his emotions, he has to hide that he can do anything a woman can do sans give birth. Boys grow up being told they are not allowed to cry and that they are supposed to be tough, that they are not able to be like girls and in the event that they are then they are not real boys. This concept is known as toxic masculinity, some people are not aware that men are being forced to suppress their emotions or even that toxic masculinity should be a topic that is
Anzaldúa discussed how a person can place themselves in a position of choosing between different cultures when having more than one. It becomes difficult to follow one of the cultures when it contradicts the other. Meaning that an individual is put in a difficult situation into choosing between two distinct cultures. However, this can be overcome by breaking down the differences and understanding a new point of view and thinking. By setting a new conscious, we free ourselves from the clash we try to avoid and find acceptance within distinct elements that were hard to identify with, all together. This includes putting an end of women being subordinate to men. We are all equal; accepting the struggle of all individuals shows how we need to break
Throughout the vast history of art, historians can find connections throughout the centuries. Artists from the beginning of humankind have been inspired by the world around them. From the Apollo 11 stones to present day, history and culture have provided inspiration and have been the focus of various pieces. Examining
Benihana ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- 1. ------------------------------------------------- What is the Benihana concept? Benihana restaurants are traditional Japanese hibachi steakhouses, which feature the Japanese cooking method known as teppanyaki. There are key attributes that separate Benihana from other restaurants. One is true Japanese authenticity. Every item that is used in construction of a restaurant is 100% authentic and imported from Japan. In addition, each restaurant is built by Japanese carpenters. All chefs at Benihana are native Japanese with three year formal apprenticeship. The
On Thursday I took my personal field trip around campus to observe the permanent sculptures as well as the ones on tour. I really enjoyed looking at both but I personally felt that I enjoyed the permanent ones better and that is what I will write about in this paper. The permanent sculptures resemble students and faculty at Western Michigan University. In contrast, the sculptures on tour did not relate so much to the students or campus as much but they did relate to the state of Michigan. While I was observing the sculptures, I did have one favorite and that the was Dunes because it painted an accurate illustration in my head when I was observing it. I decided to take my personal field trip in the morning instead of in the afternoon
Thirdly, the Ethical factor. How to live with self and others? To live with myself and others, we all need basic respect and courtesy. Then we also have to make the effort to understand others. The meaning of ethics: “moral principles that govern a person's behaviour or the conducting of an