The King of Argos, Acrisius, has his daughter, Danae, and her baby, Perseus, sealed in a wooden vessel and cast into the sea. Zeus is outraged and orders Poseidon to release the Kraken. Meanwhile Thetis informs the gods that Zeus is Persus’s father. The Kraken causes tidal waves that destroy Argos. At the same time, Zeus has Danae and her baby land safely at Seraphos, where Perseus grows to manhood. Zeus brags about his son, while Thetis begs mercy for her own child, Calibos, whom Zeus...
A Critical Look at Mosh Pits at Rock Concerts The people were everywhere. Too many were in such a small space. The crowd surged forward and back in one relentless wave. No one could help but to push and shove the others around. Someone was lifted into the air and tossed back by the mob. The noise was almost too much, too loud. Security guards and policemen formed a boundary around this group, but did nothing to stop the madness. They stood and watched, ready in case some serious accident...
Controversy in the Film "American History X" The controversial American History X is an excellent film directed by Tony Faye starring Edward Norton and Edward Furlong. This film chronicles the behavior of a ex-nazi skinhead named Derek Vinyard (Ed Norton), the events encompassing his incarceration, and the effects of his life on his younger brother Danny (Edward Furlong) who idolizes him. The film begins with Derek violently murdering two black men that are trying to break into his car and...
Famous Works of Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso was a famous Spanish-French Painter in the late 19th and early 20th century. Pablo Picasso’s works can be seen in many museums and galleries all over the world today. He is best known for co-creating the art style of cubism. His most famous works of art were possibly The Old Guitarist, which was in his Blue Period and Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, which was in his Cubism Period. Picasso was not just a famous painter, but also did some...
How Music Represents Life Some people will look at a music score like it is a piece of paper from Mars. All it is to them is a bunch of black dots on five horizontal lines. But to me, that paper is something much, much more. That paper is my lock, the key is my drumsticks. When my drumsticks touch my drum, it is more than sounds that echo throughout a room, it is an endless note of harmony to my ears. With those sticks I can play anything, make music that describes my feelings, my thoughts,...
Major Artistic Accomplishments of the Renaissance Throughout the time of the Renaissance, there were many individuals who embodied the “spirit of the Renaissance.” Many individuals had achievements in the fields of art, literature and science. The Renaissance was a time of great rebirth and revival of cultural and scholarly activity in Western Europe. Three people who embodied the “spirit of the Renaissance” greatly were the artists Leonardo da Vinci and...
Arthur Miller's use of symbolism in "A View from the Bridge" The whole of this play involves symbolism, on many different levels. The end scene, in which Eddie takes his own life with his own knife is symbolic of the self-destructive nature that led to such an ending. As Arthur Miller wished to write ‘a modern Greek tragedy┬┤ it is likely that the symbolism of the dagger is Eddie┬┤s sexuality, which drove him to his drastic actions and eventually death. During the confrontation earlier in...
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, a Russian composer, the foremost of the 19th century, was born in Votkinsk, in the western Ural area of the country in the year 1840. Even as a boy, Peter Tchaikovsky was said to be emotional, intense, and complex. From his earliest years, Peter's emotions spanned the gamut from extremely happy to intensely depressed. History recalls that Peter Tchaikovsky was a headstrong, impetuous youth. The complex boy became a complex man. Brilliantly intellectual, Tchaikovsky at...
Macro Essay Discuss how Genre and Narrative create meaning and response in the audience Every film has at least one identifiable genre. The genre is the type of film you are watching, for example Frankenstein is of the horror genre, Star Wars is in the Sci-Fi genre etc. Some films have two or more genres, like Titanic, which is a love story and a dramatic tragedy, so it fits into these genres. Genre is used so that the audience can more easily identify what type of film a particular film is,...
A Protest to the Music of Eminem, The Real Slim Shady WILL THE REAL SLIM SHADY PLEASE SHUT UP, by Ashley Nelson is a powerful article about the influence music can have on people. Nelson makes some excellent points on this controversial subject and is correct in stating that music does influence actions. Music can have tremendous effects on listeners, especially those who are easily influenced. One argument in the rappers defense was; his sadistic desires are not those of Marshall Mathers...