Santiago de Compostela

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  • Personal Narrative: Santiago De Compostela Cathedral

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    As I trudge on down the long and worn dirt path, the blazing sun beats furiously down upon me as I cannot help but question why I was forced on such a quest. I knew that embarking on a pilgrimage to the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral would help me renew my faith and rid me of my sins, but still I wondered why such an expedition was necessary to prove my faith to my family. Back at my home in Biarritz, France, I had committed many sins and was truly guilty and responsible for all of them. But my

  • Art And Its Impact On The World

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    What was interesting about this specific chapter was that normally the type of art is connected to the specific area where the art was created. Romanesque art however is not specifically connect to any one area. Although it was first noticed in Europe, this style of art was seen in many different places, using many different references, and techniques of past works, and cultures. When the trade routes were reopened in Europe the economy of the surrounding areas flourished, which helped the spread

  • Reflection Of The Camino

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    The Camino Day 1: We left the College on Saturday, the 6th of May. The flight departed at 11:45 and we didn’t arrive at Biarritz until 2:50. Then we got a bus from the airport to St Jean Pied de Port, a small village at the base of the Pyrenees Mountains. When we got to St Jean, I was taken aback by the town. It was a mixture of old streets and building from centuries ago and modern roads and shops. We had a mass in the local parish before we got to explore the town. It was late by then so most

  • In-Depth Look at Viaggio in Ponente written by Domenico Laffi

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    An In-Depth Look at Viaggio in Ponente written by Domenico Laffi Many of the gaps in the historical record of human civilization have been filled in by journals written by people about the events surrounding them. Such journals give a unique view into the life of an everyday person even in the most extreme of circumstances. An example of this is the log kept by Domenico Laffi, which he wrote as a travel guide for other pilgrims in the seventeenth century. Among the common events of river crossings

  • I Am A Teacher 's Helper

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    Growing up, I wasn’t expected to do much. I was treated with a delicate hand and placed in protective packaging. I began school when I was just two years old at the St. Charles BOCES school for children with disabilities. Due to my diagnosis of albinism, my family and doctors feared I wouldn’t be able to function in a public school. It took no time at all for me to excel beyond anyone’s expectations. I took the role of a caretaker almost immediately. I pushed the children in wheelchairs out to

  • Analyzing A Pilgrim

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    For adherents of the Catholic and Islam faith pilgrimages are spiritual, life-changing journeys in which pilgrims focus on deepening their connection with God and others. On the pilgrimage to the El Camino de Santiago and the Hajj the ordinary life of the pilgrims is transformed through the extraordinary experience. The format of this multimodal will be a painting, which will support the analysis of the impact of the Camino and the Hajj pilgrimage. The impact for both pilgrimages is that they strengthen

  • A Personal Legend In Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist

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    too. He starts out by writing about other’s personal legends and how they never followed their dreams or tries to achieve it. He uses the baker in the plaza as an example. He tells the reader about the baker when the old man points at him and tells Santiago: When he was a child, that man wanted to travel, too. But he decided first to buy his bakery and put some money aside. When he’s an old man, he’s going to spend a month in Africa. He never realized that people are capable, at any time in their

  • Personal Narrative: The Holy City Zoo

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    Each three-day break provided a multitude of opportunities for an untethered 19-year-old to exercise his independence, sew some oats and inevitably get into trouble. Combine that with an abundance of alcohol in a country where the drinking age seems to be non-existent, and the mind would provide a scenario designed to test my limits and nothing seemed impossible! First and foremost, if your goal for your leave included an attempt to drink from one end of the strip to the other, (not an uncommon

  • Paulo Coelho's 'The Alchemist'

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    The Author and His/Her Times Paulo Coelho was born on August 24, 1947 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. When he was a boy, he was expected to become an engineer like his father. However, Paulo wanted to be a writer and rebelled against his parents. This made his parents transport him to a mental asylum. When Paulo was released, he was accepted into law school in 1970. Unfortunately, he dropped out of law school to explore South America, North Africa, Mexico, and Europe. The next years were spent living

  • The Effective Use of Imagery in Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea

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    During the battle, Santiago exclaims, "Christ . . . I did not know he was so big . . . I'll kill him though . . . in all his greatness and his glory" (66). He states, "Significantly this is the only place in the story where the expletive, Christ, is used, and the echo in the

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