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    Srishti Mittal Prof. Alison Cornish Texts and Ideas: Sex and the City Creative Project Can we follow the art of Courtly Love today? De Amore, written by Andreas Capellanus is a treatise about the art of courtly love. Douglas Kelly, in his article mentions that, “This disconcerting treatise provides us with the only true art of courtly love that we possess, but it also contains a very harsh attack against love. The antithetical attitude towards love is all the more astonishing because Andreas, although

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    For a brief description of the concept of “courtly love”, a few characteristics must be highlighted. Courtly love appeared in Provence (southern France) in the eleventh century. It consists on the expression of love in its most sincere, chivalric and noble form. It tended to be chaste and adulterous. It was also secret and, in general, always took place between the members of the higher classes of society. Andreas Capellanus defines it in The Art of Courtly Love as “the pure love which binds together

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    Courtly Love “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all” (Miriam-Webster 253). This quote has been used for centuries as both persuasion in favor of loving and also as comfort in times of heartbreak and loss. However, is this statement completely true, or does it offer false hope to anguishing lovers? In fact, are the rules and costs of loving and being loved so great that in fact it is actually better to never have loved at all? When pondering these questions, one

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    Characterize the figure of Theseus. Introduced as “a conqueror…greater” than any other “beneath the sun,” Thesëus, the wise and chivalrous lord Athens, is a merciful and noble duke (Chaucer 24). As a wise and noble leader, Thesëus, with a “heart of pity,” mends the ailments of his people, “ as he [is] a true knight.” (26). How does Theseus treat the mourning women who ask for help against the tyrant Creon? Thesëus mercifully agrees to to get vengeance on the tyrant Creon, who “[set] his dogs to

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    Analysis of Amores Perros The Urban Environment of Mexico City, As Presented in Amores Perros Amores Perros represents the feature film directorial debut of Alejandro González Iñárritu and was written by Guillermo Arriaga, the craftsman behind such acclained Hollywood successes as 21 Grams and Babel. It is perhaps no surprise then that this pairing, of inspired passion and experienced creativity, resulted in a film that won 52 of the 69 total awards for which it was nominated world-wide,

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    Amores Perros Essay

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    Amores Perros is a film that exploits the economy and the people of Mexico City to display the animalistic side of the human nature and means of survival.The skillful usage of three different social and economic standings in the movie creates an image of Mexico for many who have not experienced or understand Mexican society. Displaying survival in Mexico City is compared to love and passion. Octavio, a teenager, lives in a working class family who tries to survive under horrid situations. He attempts

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    Conflict In Amores Perros

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    Mexico is a collection of regions, a mosaic united by force. And now that the nationalism of the revolution, that project has shattered, what brings us together? Football? Criticising Carlos Salinas? Nothing more (media representative, Mexico, 2000). Amores Perros, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu is a dark, multi-plot film never seems to lose it’s hold on you. The grime within the film, carried by it’s subject matter makes for a very compelling watch. The three storylines we see interlink excellently

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    brutal collision of destruction, flames, and blood–a great deal of blood. The striking collision opens the scene to Alejandro Inarritu’s Mexican thriller, Amores Perros (2000). This crash presents the link to three unrelated narratives that are symbolically tied together by the chaotic lifestyle of the modern day metropolis of Mexico City. Amores Perros is an enthralling film that captures the socio- political themes regarding economic instability, social- class, and gender in contemporary Mexico

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    Amores Perros is characterized by a depiction of contemporary urban life dominated by violence, social decay and the corruption of both traditional and modern morality and political values. Yet, according to some critics, the film suggests the possibility of human and social redemption. Discuss. Amore Perros is a film about society where life is dominated by pain, violence, social decay and corruption. In this scenario love is the only tool through which the characters can find redemption and

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    Come to Clarity Typically, photographs are considered nothing more than tangible items that invoke nostalgia. Having a character ponder over a photo typically gives the image no more value than a McGuffin. Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Amores Perros (2000) on the other hand, asks the viewer to re-evaluate the concept of ‘the photograph’ both literally and figuratively throughout the film. The meaning of a ‘photograph’ can be considered the glue on this story; the symbol is dynamic enough to provide

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