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  • Connotative Dreams in Sabato's The Tunnel Essay

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    Connotative Dreams in Sabato's The Tunnel   In Ernesto Sabato’s The Tunnel, dreams reveal Juan Pablo Castel’s obscure and conflicting personality. Castel has lived a life of isolation, despair, and one that has been both solitary and lonesome. His existence becomes meaningful when a young lady named Maria takes notice of an abstract window within one of his paintings. Maria becomes his obsession; he seeks solace and refuge through her. Castel’s dreams unveil his true motivations for obsessing

  • Review Of ' Benvenuto Cellini '

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    Robert Mitchell Russell 10/28/2015 History of European civilizations Dr. Kruse Benvenuto Cellini Benvenuto Cellini was born on November 3rd in the year 1500 in Florence, Italy. His father was Giovanni Cellini and his mother was Marisa Lisabetta Granacci. The time period Cellini was born is considered to be the beginning of the Cinquecento period of the arts in Italy. By the end of Cellini’s life he was successful in many aspects of cinquecento arts. This paper gives highlights on Cellini’s

  • Orientalism in M. Butterfly

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    She is petite, submissive, and great in bed, the greatest combination for the perfect woman. Yellow fever is the psychological inclination towards Asian woman that has been expressed by a portion of the male population. This stereotype is a part of orientalism that continues to be discussed amongst today’s society; it is deemed odd or labeled as a fetish. M. Butterfly a Tony Award playwright written by David Henry Hwang consists of ideas related to orientalism through the layers developed in gender

  • How To Write A Chapter Summary Of Godchild

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    that he will return. The officer eventually returns to Japan but with a white wife in tow. Anguished, Cho-Cho-San attempts suicide but survives. This book then inspired the creation of Belasco’s Madame Butterfly and, more famously, Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly (Kim, 2010). It’s a story heavily rooted in the concept of Orientalism. Orientalism is the West’s dehumanization of the East by viewing these nations as exotic and alien; rich cultures are often reduced to stereotypical signifiers (Kim,

  • Madama Butterfly Essay

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    Un Bel Di, one of the most well-known arias from Madama Butterfly, was composed by Giacomo Puccini in 1903. In Italian, Un Bel Di translates to,“one fine day”, and is sung by the protagonist, Cio Cio San, at the beginning of the second act. During this act, Cio Cio-san depicts her powerful emotions of love towards her American husband named Benjamin Pinkerton, who is soldier that leaves Cio Cio-san to marry another woman in America without her own knowledge of his affair with an American woman

  • Analysis Of An Octoroon And M. Butterfly

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    Branden-Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon and David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly are both sophisticated works centered around sociocultural problems in their respective settings. In An Octoroon, Branden-Jacobs Jenkins presents his own adaptation of Dion Boucicault’s The Octoroon critiquing Boucicault’s depiction of race and identity on the plantation Terrebonne in Louisiana. The play is centered around the sale of the plantation and a girl who is one eighth black by descent, an octoroon girl named Zoe who

  • M. Butterfly, Written by David Henry Hwang Essay

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    international rape mentality towards the East. (Act 3, Scene 1)” By creating a false image of Song’s gender precisely, Hwang brings another remarkable topic in this play, which is sexism. When Gallimard sees Song performing the dead scene from the opera Madama Butterfly, he cannot separate her role as a

  • Stereotypes in M. Butterfly Essay

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    The issue of cultural stereotypes and misconceptions thematically runs throughout David Henry Hwang’s play M. Butterfly. The play is inspired by a 1986 newspaper story about a former French diplomat and a Chinese opera singer, who turns out to be a spy and a man. Hwang used the newspaper story and deconstructed it into Madame Butterfly to help breakdown the stereotypes that are present between the East and the West. Hwang’s play overall breaks down the sexist and racist clichés that the East-West

  • M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang

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    M. Butterfly, a play written by a man named David Henry Hwang in 1988, is a story of a French diplomat named Rene Gallimard and a Chinese Opera star named Song Liling and the deception that occurs between them that destroys their relationship as well as Gallimard’s life. The play takes off when Gallimard meets Song Liling for the first time after her opera performance and grows extremely fond of her. Song, on the other hand, sees him as easy prey for a twisted spy operation attempting to seduce him

  • Western Operas Depict Inaccurate Facts about the Orients

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    In this essay, I am going to discuss and make a stand that western operas depict inaccurate facts about the orients. In order to substantiate my stand, I will also look into some of the western operas that are based on the orient. There are many definitions of Orientalism. Some examples are as followed. According to the oxforddictionaries.com, Orientalism is “Style, artifacts, or traits considered characteristic of the peoples and cultures of Asia.” (Oxford University Press 2014) Edwards Said, author

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