In analyzing the character development of Edna Pontellier as a character, she becomes a radical woman of this literary age. Through her development, Mrs. Pontellier exhibits characteristics that would not be deemed as acceptable behavior from a married woman of the late 1800’s as American society is beginning to see a shift into the Industrial Revolution.
In the poem ‘The Lady of Shalott’, Tennyson addresses the isolation of women which was present due to the increasing gender divisions at the time. Tennyson may be responding to the anxieties surrounding isolation since the Victorian era; rigid class systems were put in place and women were most at risk as they had to abide by traditional British values which were to remain behind closed doors and be subservient to men.
The Virgin of Jeanne d’Evreux was commissioned by Queen Jeanne d’Evreux, wife of King Charles IV, sometime between 1324 and 1339, and donated to the royal abbey church of Saint-Denis in 1339 according to the inscription on the pedestal (Barbier). French royals in the 13th and 14th centuries often had luxury works of metal and enamel commissioned for churches, palaces, or their private homes (Kleiner).
Within the past 50 years, there has been an increasing amount of women in the government. Whether these women hold powerful positions such as Secretary of State, or hold minor positions such as PTA President, a political revolution is brewing. The United States of America is lacking substantially with regards to females in office, in fact if one were to look statistically at the amount of women in the government, the United States is failing tremendously. Although the United States likes to claim that they are the land of opportunities, it seems as if the only ones reaping those benefits are cis white males. But, there are women who choose to break the glass ceiling and attempt to explore the opportunities that are in front of them, and one
In Adele Lowitz’s memoir, Adele Lowitz: the Lawyer with a Choice she perfectly outlines the consternation of someone in the high position that she once held just a few years ago. Adele served at the head lawyer on one of the most publicised, overt and important and funny law cases in American history. This case which was entitled “SNL vs. the President” was fought between the executive producer of the popular TV show Saturday Night Live and the President of the United States over a joke made on air that was particularly offensive to the leader of the free world. Although it may seem like a non important case in American history, it was actually a turning point in the ability of the media and the power that the government holds. Adele was a powerful lawyer before the case. She graduated at the top of her law school class and was immediately hired by one of the biggest law firms in America. Her younger brother of three years on the other hand was a comedian. He had become an incredibly famous comedian, taking over the Late Night Show For Jimmy Kimmel. Luckily for Adele, her brother had never been on Saturday night
Patrick A. Lespinasse is the Director, State Government Affairs at Verizon. He is responsible for strategic advocacy on a broad range of public policy, legislative and regulatory issues that impact corporations on the local, municipal and state levels. Lespiansse is a lawyer, adjust professor at St. John's University, and former staffer to Assemblyman Thomas
Hi, Teresa: Descendants from Africa, who were born into slavery lost their culture. Slaves were not permitted to practice or speak their native language or practice their native culture. Everything was taken away from them including their name. Africa American were considered the property of their slave owner and they can do what every they please with their assets. In the Harlem Renaissance era, Africa American were free to express and show their many talents without discrimination. For the first time, they were able to show pride within their community. As you stated in your post, on African American started to develop a new culture of their own that represent who they were now and not what centuries of depression
Elizabeth De La Guerre was born on March 17, 1665 in Paris, France and died in Paris, France on June 27, 1729. She was considered a child prodigy. She was home schooled. Her first teacher was her father, Claude De La Guerre. As a teenager her education was taught by Madame Francoise De Montespan in the King’s Palace. Elizabeth played the Harpsichordist, the violin, and organ. Elizabeth was also a singer. Her parents and two Uncles were very musical too.
In the reading, “The Lady in Red,” Richard LeMieux talks about how he was once successful businessman but then he became a homeless man after his business failed and had to beg for money as his last resort. When he was successful he would invite many people over for Thanksgiving and enjoy the luxury of spending money on more expensive food. Afterwards he ended up in his car with his dog and rationing his money on food and gas. Consequently he ran out of money and tried begging but there were people that ignored him or were rude because he was homeless. LeMieux wants people to understand that you should stay strong just like when disrespected by the man in the Porsche or the man that muttered about how worthless homeless people are LeMieux knew
During his reign, Louis XIV released The Declaration of the Clergy of France in which he utilized his Divine Right to solidify his secular power while reaffirming ecclesiastical power. The four articles in the Declaration state the following: the Popes have spiritual influence and thus cannot make decisions upon temporal and civil things like reigns of kings, councils have greater worldly authority than Popes, the power of the Popes must be contained by religious doctrine, and that the Pope has unquestionable authority (Dégart). Like Machiavelli, Louis XIV recognizes the undeniable and unwavering power of the Church. In The Prince, Machiavelli says “they [principalities] are maintained, in fact, by religious institutions, so powerfully mature that, no matter how the ruler acts and lives, they safeguard his government” (37). By releasing this Declaration, Louis solidifies his Divine Right and his deep connection with the Church in addition to affirming his religious duty in secular ruling. It was clever and strategic for Louis to create a document that gives undeniable power to himself and undoubtedly acknowledge the influence of the Church. Because he solidified his connection with the Church in addition to deliberately outlining his religious power, he fulfilled the Machiavellian ideal with his
Cardinal Marazin died on March 9, 1661. This was a turning point in Louis’ life. Louis announced that he was going to take on full responsibility for the ruling of the kingdom. This shows an example of how Louis did not follow tradition. This marked the end of the power of the French nobility. There was no longer going to be a chief minister. Louis wanted to deal with the nobles directly. He had a new way of dictatorship, which Louis claimed was by divine right. Louis XIV viewed himself as a representative of God and considered all rebellion and disobedience sinful. He believed that he had the right to dictate because he was put on Earth by God to rule.
In 1643 Louis XIII died. Louis XIII’s wife and Louis XIV’s mother, Anne of Austria, aided by her minister, Cardinal Mazarin, ruled France as regent. Kindly but mediocre tutors gave him a feeble education, while his mother formed his rules of conscience, teaching him a simple kind of Roman Catholicism. Mazarin instructed him in court ceremony,
In the novel The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, King Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu are in authority in France, each struggling to gain absolute power. As a result conflicts emerge that will lead to the progress of France. France was constantly in external conflicts with England and in internal conflicts with the Huguenots that provoked war against the Catholics and even the King, but never against the Cardinal (Dumas, 1). Queen Anne’s romance to the Duke of Buckingham, who at the time was an enemy of France, was not unknown to the Cardinal, like nothing else that escaped him from knowing it. The story’s protagonist, D’Artagnan faces the most dangerous spy of the Cardinal, Lady de Winter. This lady is the one entrusted with the