Allan Quatermain

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  • Women In A Scandal In Bohemia And King Solomon's Mines

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    and H. Rider Haggard’s, King Solomon’s Mines (1885), male figures utilize the femme fatale image of the “monstrous feminine” to concretize or reaffirm views of a dominant patriarchal power (OED). Specifically, characters such as Sherlock Holmes and Allan Quartermain, subsequently attempt to debase the influences of female manipulation and superiority. The expression of this thematic trend occurs primarily through the tension of ignorance versus insight, and the recurring images of dehumanization. As

  • King Solomons Mines Analysis

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    2004 King Solomon's Mines Henry Rider Haggard sets out to create a peculiarly thrilling and vigorous tale of adventure, in his book King Solomon's Mines. King Solomon's Mines is a romantic adventure tale. Sir Henry Curtis, Captain Good and the Allan Quatermain set out on a perilous journey in search for a lost companion and fabled treasure. The book is based in Zululand, Africa and conveys "the fascination Sir Henry R. Haggard found in Africa's landscape, wild life, and mysterious past" (Drabble 210)

  • Summary Of Native Women And Nature In 'King Solomon's Mines'

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    about the word makes one reconsider about what really makes something awesome. Looking out onto the vast, never ending ocean, or straight down once you get to the top of the mountain; that is the material that sparks both delight and dread. To Allan Quatermain and the other white men on the voyage, this sense of curiosity came from observing the native women and nature, which are much more connected than one may think at first glance. Throughout the novel, both women and nature are described as stunning

  • English Class Analysis

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    English classes in high school and middle schools tend to focus more on the writing part of the subject, and I actually used to think English classes and writing classes were the same. Therefore, it was surprising for me to learn new material in Dr. Holterhoff’s class Visual Culture, Digital Archives, and H. Rider Haggard. This class focused more on making posters that help you be convincing, as well as presentation skills. We also learned how to analyse the posters in a written format so that a

  • Changing the World in Diane Arbus's Book, Child with a Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park

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    Firefighters are a unique group of individuals that keep people safe. Doctors are a unique group of people that safe people’s lives. Artists are a unique group of people that transform ideas into a viewable reality that is debated daily. None of these groups have super powers but they do possess a talent that is not given to all people. They do however; have the power to change the world. Diane Arbus was only one artist who was part of the surreal movement that began in the 1920’s. Her story begins

  • Timothy Webster And The American Civil War

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    In his career, Timothy Webster served as a New York City policeman in the earliest days of the department, worked as a private detective in the most famous private detective agency ever, acted as a Union spy during the American Civil War, and generally lived a life of adventure and daring. There is no telling what Webster would have accomplished had his life not been cut short. Timothy Webster Jr. was born on March 22, 1822, in Newhaven, Sussex County, England, the fourth of eleven children born

  • Theories Of Knowledge And Psychological Applications Essay

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    These verbal and nonverbal representations are means that facilitate the retrieval and storage of knowledge (Paivio, 1986).      The individual who was at the fore front of the development of the dual coding theory was Allan Paivio. He did research in the area of verbal and nonverbal representations during the 1960's.

  • The Positive Benefits Of Rock Music

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    In his book, The Closing of the American Mind, Allan Bloom states that rock music “provides a premature, unwarranted undeserved ecstasy…with an end result that after a beginning so intense, the remainder [of life] will be a fruitless search. In other words, Bloom meant that rock music really lifts you up and gives you this great feeling that you have never felt before. He also says that after listening to rock music, you will never find anything quite as special as it. The question is, is this really

  • Liberalism In Allan Bloom's The Classics

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    useful. It is much like attempting to sell snake oil. Sure there is some value in the product. When read appropriately, and taking care not to put too much weight into the exposition, there are some wonderful ideas presented in the text. Much like Allan Bloom, I can agree that a liberal education, especially one based on the reading of “The Classics” is of a value that might be hard to describe to someone who has not had the ability, motivation, or interest to do so. Unlike Bloom, I do not think

  • Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Teaching and Student Experience

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    Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Teaching and Student Experience ABSTRACT: This paper focuses on novel approaches open to teachers of philosophy in particular, but more generally also to other university teachers, in the face of what Allan Bloom saw as the waning of a literary culture. It is argued that, although some of Bloom's suggestions regarding the successful engagement of students' interest-against overwhelming odds-are didactically valuable, he neglects precisely those avenues from which

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