From the likes of Pythagoras to Johann Sebastian Bach and Albert Einstein to Danny Carey; generations of mathematicians and musicians have proven that music and mathematics have a common symmetry. Consequently, most of the research I have conducted on the subject suggests that music composers and mathematicians are both one in the same. Consider folks such as, Eugenia Cheng a mathematician who is also concert pianist; Milton Babbitt a mathematician, musician and philosopher; Iannis Xenakis who is credited for writing the preverbal book on formalized music and of course Albert Einstein a physicist and pianist. Then contemplate a more modern musical mathematic engineer, Danny Carey, rouge mathematician now drummer in the renowned band Tool.
Introduction: Throughout the book of Into The Wild Chris McCandless is known to be a wacko reckless idiot, and is also known to be courageous and heroic. However does a courageous person go out into the wilderness knowing that the outcome will be fatal? People viewed him from different perspectives and also have broad range of opinions of this young man. Some deemed him to be incredibly dim-witted or a man that simply just followed his heart. Evidence shows that Chris McCandless is actually a mix of both. The first opinion that described McCandless was brainless, idiotic, and extremely foolish. Many passages from Into The Wild can support this outlook.
The narrator, who does not come from extreme wealth, privilege, or class has trouble dealing with his lack of social prominence. The school has an elite group of boys, which the narrator is not a member of, who are understood to “get a leg up from their famous names or great wealth”(3-4). Being a senior, the narrator has spent the past three years assimilating to the social customs of his school and adapting the attitude of the elite boys. He has recognized many normalities that some of his peers such as Purcell and George Kellogg live by. The boys have a constant laidback and relaxed attitude that is fostered because of their innate understanding of their wealth. They wear clothes loosely and without care and do not give much thought to their future. Additionally, through their class and wealth the elite boys are grouped together and bonded by what seems, as the narrator describes : “tribal tattoos”. This high class attitude of some of the students is ever present as the narrators says, “Class was a fact….His way of turning cold at the mention of money, or at the spectacle of ambition too nakedly revealed”(15). The narrator realizes that public school attitude and being on scholarship, like he is, are repugnant at his school. Rather than announce his perceived shortcomings, in social capital, the narrator is very quiet and abstains from showing his true self to his school.
Early 1960s was the time when A&R man (who was responsible for arranging and coordinating all the professionals such as singers, musicians, audio technicians and instrumentation) started getting replaced by record producer. Due to the increase in control of record companies and decrease in the authority of musicians as record producer became more important than the singer in the recording process. One of the example of record producers of that time is Phil Spector, who was considered as one of the most significant record producer because he wrote and recorded many hit songs. It was through these songs, Spector developed his famous “Wall of sound,” which included recording a large number of instruments, blending the sounds together, adding reverb,
Jack London, an American author known for his thrilling adventure stories, showed the world that even an exciting story that takes place in exotic settings can include all the intricacies of great literature. This is seen in many of his stories with the implementation of symbolism, many times a recurring theme in his work. Also, London used many ideas of the day such as Darwinism and Spencerism in his writings in order to better portray his views. However, perhaps one of the most telling signs that London wrote good literature was through London's mastery of a rising literary movement known as naturalism.
Power inevitably instills vanity in those who hold it, and thus, chaos and negligence in government cannot be avoided. However, despite this corruption in leadership, civilization can continue to function with morality from where it is least expected. The lowly Dogberry and watchmen provide the evidence that enables everyone to have a happy ending, and Hal, whom everyone regarded as a total disgrace, heroically saves the king from death. Without this unanticipated honor though, society does fall to tragedy as seen in the demise of nearly every character in the greedy, power hungry world of King Lear. Therefore, because of this great importance of unexpected integrity, everyone, regardless of class, holds a responsibility to act with the dignity that once solely belonged to the privileged. While typically, only those who hold no power understand society’s problems and live virtuously, these people, though lacking in status, actually hold the most honor and power to influence positive
Tommy Burns was the new heavy weight champion and like Jefferies, he to was denying Johnson a shot at the title. This time Johnson was not having it. He followed Burns for two years from San Francisco to New York from Paris to London, mocking him to fight him. Burns would just state that Johnson was yellow, eventually it was said that King Henry himself called Burns a bluffer, I guess this got to Burns for in the end he agreed to fight Johnson for 30,000 dollars win, lose, or draw. This
The experience of moving into the world can challenge individuals attitudes and beliefs. Into the world explores the aspects of growth, transition and change. The novel ' The Story of Tom Brennan' by J.C Burke explores the different ways individuals grow when they are taken out of their comfort zones and venture into new experiences. This concept is also conveyed within the song 'Fast Car' By Tracy Chapman and the film 'Charlie st Cloud' Directed by Burr Steers. 'The Story of Tom Brennan' follows the lives of the Brennan family after the events of a fatal car accident, it shows how Tom the protagonist struggles to cope with his past, similarly the song 'Fast Car' is a representation of an escape, a women seeking to flee a life she finds
The purpose of this project is to thoroughly chronologically order Tommy Hodson’s life and football career starting from his birth leading up to his life today. People should care about this man because he was one of the best collegiate football players from the college of Louisiana State University. He is not a very well known athlete, but his statistics show that he is one of the best quarterbacks to come out of LSU. In the following paragraphs will explain about Tommy Hodson’s life beginning from his birth and finishing off with his life today.
Distinctive contexts have the capacity to offer new insights and understandings that can challenge and drastically alter the portrayal of societal norms and values. Shakespeare critics the nature of the relentless pursuit for power and authority and its effects, through the lens of Richard’s ambitious but deceitful actions, reflective in his opening soliloquy ‘I am determined to prove a villain’ and ‘now is the winter of our
In 1775 America was on the brink of revolution. The American people were tired of their British overlords. The revolution that was about to take place would cause many changes to the average persons way of life. Would British pounds still be legal tender? Would land contracts still be valid? Eventually life would settle back down, but this generation of Americans would forever be special. One the men living and changing during this time was Justin Morgan. Morgan was not a minuteman or a revolutionary. He was a composer, teacher, horse breeder, yeoman, and father. He was truly a Renaissance man of early America. Justin Morgan is one of the most overlooked early American composers. Rarely is extensive work done on his life. He does not
Throughout my comparative study of texts and context, I have explored various connections shared between William Shakespeare’s ‘Richard the 3rd’ and Al Pacino’s ‘Looking for Richard’. As both of these items are based on the same character, King Richard the 3rd, they share a lot in common. The connection that I have chosen to concentrate on though is the idea of power, and how both texts explore this theme.
William Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men is novel that explores the political society and its influences. Like several politicians in modern society, several characters have qualities that seem unsuitable to the impression that have made. These ironies in All the King’s Men reveal how the characters have flaws, which can result in critical consequences. Jack Burden, Adam Stanton, Judge Irwin and Willie Stark are characters that with ironic traits.
Herman Melville&#8217;s Billy Budd is a classic tale of innocence and evil. The main force of innocence is constantly attacked by the force of evil until the innocence falters. Through the use of many literary devices, Melville shows how sometimes the obvious results do not always occur when they are being expected. However, he also shows that the force of all that is good and righteous will triumph over evil at the end, even over death.
A theory that an individual’s behavior is most likely based on factors such as personal convictions, personality, or inherited genes is a common belief in nowadays’ society. This theory seems like reasonable and logical because it is quite natural that a person’s behavior follows his or her characters. Malcolm Gladwell, however, in his essay, “The Power of Context: Bernie Goetz and the Rise and Fall of New York City Crime,” examines those factors affecting peoples’ behaviors and comes up with his own theory. Gladwell believes that the environmental conditions have the most significant influence on how one behaves. Throughout his essay, he presents a few different studies to help persuade