Samuel Pepys

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  • The Importance of Samuel Pepys Diary

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    The Importance of Samuel Pepys Diary Imagine witnessing one of the most defining points in the history of England and living to speak of it, Samuel Pepys did just that. Samuel Pepys kept a diary while major events in history went on throughout his life. Pepys began writing his dairy on January 1, 1660 and concluded it in 1669. The diary contained Samuel Pepys inner most personal thoughts and was only intended for personal keeping but went on to become famous. Samuel Pepys diary is one of the most

  • Essay on The Bubonic Plague and the Great Fire of London

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    in her fanny. She was speechless but looked angry as Debs and I tried to make out nothing had happened. Elizabeth said little but did not sleep all night from her self-punishment that she felt from her now knowing of my betrayal." Samuel shows little feelings for his wife Elizabeth throughout his diary. As both extracts show his attitude and treatment towards Elizabeth could be common of the attitudes of other men in the 17th century. The stereotypical role for most women

  • The Great Fire Of London

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    searching adventure. However, thanks to Samuel Pepys we have an un-edited, un-filtered first hand account of what it was like to be in the midst of some of the most momentous events in English history. Pepys bore witness to and recorded almost 10 years of experiences which contained the second Anglo-Dutch war, the Great Fire of London, and what living though the Great Plague was like. And while these events can be found in many history books, Samuel Pepys’ diary brings something to the table that

  • Makeup Of Makeup

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    Samuel Pepys did make note of the heavy makeup used by Nell Gwynne and her co-worker Mrs. Knepp on stage, and how frightful he found it, so it is likely that even if makeup, in general, had an artificial look, stage makeup went a few steps further. “Red cheeks connoted youthfulness and health, yellow cheeks age and illness. The eyes were outlined with black and shaded with colored pigment, blue being quite popular. Hair powder was used on the stage as well, and the color of it could be used either

  • The Work Of The Heart : Young Women And Emotion

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    Martha Tomhave Blauvelt, in her book The Work of the Heart: Young Women and Emotion, 1780-1830, proclaims that “we need more useful conceptual tools to understand history as men and women actually experienced it.”i Indeed, Blauvelt 's book is an attempt to forge these tools through a meticulous examination of the diaries of young women in America at the turn of the nineteenth century in the hopes of understanding how these women constructed and expressed their emotions. She employs the work of two

  • The Film Restoration : The 1960-70 Time Period In London England

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    The film Restoration depicts the 1960-70 time period in London England. During the film, the protagonist Merivel is confined to aiding the ill until he is called upon by King Charles II. As Meriel fulfills his duties as a physician with the king he lives a lavish lifestyle, but also struggles with many conflicts. His work as a physician required him to work on patients that have fallen ill to the bubonic plague. As well as the plague, the tragic Great Fire of London is also referenced in the film

  • What Is Home? a Comparison of Eveline and Soldier's Home

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    Home can be described in many meanings. In both short stories of “Eveline” by James Joyce and “Soldier’s Home” by Earnest Hemingway, it defined home in many similar and opposite ways against one another. Since both authors used different ways to uncover the protagonist’s story, they both resulted in different interpretations of “Home.” Both stories revolved around family affairs so both the protagonist’s mother and father played a major role in the story but they also shared similarities throughout

  • Emily Dickson Life

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    Emily Dickinson Life’s Emily Dickinson was an American writer that changed the way people view poetry, females’ authors, and symbolism. Her work are celebrated the world over for their simplicity, beauty, and imagery. Also her life is very well-known and a topic of interest for millions of people around the world. Emily Dickinson was a very influential poet and will be remembered in history forever. Dickinson's poetic accomplishment was known from the moment her first volume appeared in 1890

  • Samuel Beckett¨s Novel Molloy and Its Particular Style, Theme and Similarities to Author James Joyce

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    There’s no question Samuel Beckett was deeply influenced by the avant-garde style of fellow Irish novelist James Joyce when writing Molloy. Both Beckett and Joyce allude to the classics (Dante’s Purgatorio and Homer’s Odyssey, respectively) and both extensively employ interior monologue to often similar effect. Even so, Beckett, ever aware of the shadow cast by his former mentor, also attempted to eschew Joycean tendencies in his works, as demonstrated in Molloy. Here, not only does Beckett entirely

  • Testing the System: Sandra Day O´Connor

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    Sandra Day O’Connor was born on a ranch near Duncan, Arizona on March 26, 1930. She was born to Ada Mae Day (Wilke), and Harry Day. She had one brother Alan, and a sister Ann, she unfortunately did not get to spend much time with them due to her schooling. Her being gone for school however did pay off. She had become known as the woman of the first of many things, such as the majority leader of Arizona, and Supreme Court Justice. She had many accomplishments in her life and was very successful, and