In the 18th Century, the philosophical movement in Western Europe manifested a growth of emphasis on male and female difference in intellectual and emotional capacities. This meant that the notion that the characteristic of women were not necessarily inferior to men. In fact, the rational and honourable faculties inherent to each male and female were complimentary. Although the earlier tradition emphasised female intellect as an imperfect version of the male, the newer version was that women would have their own individual kind of intellectual character which is known as the ‘natural’ complement to particularly male perceptive ability. This gender role is certainly present in all adaptations of Dangerous Liaisons. The Marquise de Merteuil is a victim of this. Merteuil uses women’s earlier notion of traditional roles to her advantage, she fawns female virtue and submission so well that her playing in Dangerous Liaisons never once gets suspected. She takes the newer notion and uses her body as a reward to Vicomte de Valmont and makes a bet with him, if he is successful, he can have her for the night. Obviously, Merteuil has to conquer to have her high status reputation maintained. Because Cecile Volange has had an arranged marriage planned to Comte de Gercourt, Merteuil doesn’t want this to fault her high reputation as this is one of her ex-lovers. For a man to choose a younger, virginal girl over a mature sexual woman is a humiliation for The Marquise. As Vicomte and Merteuil are ‘partners in crime’ Valmont, as a favour; says that he will take Cecile the virgin, away from the Gercourt and save Merteuil the degradation. However, Marquise knows very well that although Cecile may have been locked away from the real world in a convent, she is not as senseless as she may come across. Cecile is dangerously in love with Chevalier Danceny, her handsome music teacher. Valmont refuses, finding the task too easy, and preferring to offer himself to seducing Madame de Tourvel. Merteuil promises Valmont that if he seduces Madame de Tourvel and delivers her with written proof, she will…
Throughout the course of the novel, Les Misérables, Victor Hugo describes France during the early 1800s. This time period is riddled with revolutions and more and more people are becoming aware of the social injustice occurring. Many of Hugo’s characters suffer in some form throughout the duration of the novel. Most of this suffrage is a result of poor economics and large lower class. One of the most tragic examples of suffrage is through the eyes of the child characters. The three main child characters…
East Side (LES) is a neighborhood located in the southeastern part of Manhattan in New York City. The boundaries surrounding lower east side to the west is Bowery Street, to the east is the East River, to the north is East Houston Street, and to the south is Canal Street. The LES used to an immigrant working class neighborhood. It went through major transformation in the mid 2000s and is now home to trendy restaurants and bars. Being part of the oldest neighborhoods of the city, the LES is ethnically…
19 February 2013
Depuis le début, nous marchons avec amour, dans le silence…
“He will not cower, he will not cry,
For to be called a cur he would rather die.
A cur and a fighter are not the same.
A cur is a quitter, but a fighter is game!
Fact: I bet some people do not know that pit bulls out ranked the Golden Retrieve and Chihuahuas in personality tests conducted by the ATTS (American Temperament Testing Society.) Fact: The pit bull has…
has cerebral palsy they will always have it, and then the amount of people with cerebral palsy grows.
“Cerebral Palsy: Hope Through Research." : National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Office of Communications and Public Liaison National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke National Institutes of Health, 1 July 2013. Web. 2 Feb. 2015. <http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_palsy/detail_cerebral_palsy.htm>.…
Les Miserables Essay
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean as he tries to create a new life for himself while running from the ruthless Inspector Javert who is determined to put him back behind bars. Meanwhile, Fantine, a working class single mother, turns to prostitution to pay the evil innkeeper and his wife who look after her child, Cosette. In an effort to redeem himself, Valjean adopts Cosette and promises to care for and…
As the author Mitch Albom once said, “Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else”. This same idea exists in the novel, Les Miserables. Hugo explains how characters sacrifice their life so that others can live better and be happy. When the main character Jean Valjean receives a second chance in life, he learns the importance of love and how sacrificing your life for another…
the more fluid your answers will be during the actual exam. Remember, when you take the exam, to
use only French; if you are not sure how to say a particular word, work around it. (For example, if you forget how to say “son neveu,” you can say “le fils de sa sœur / son frère.”)
try to keep your pronunciation clear; practice difficult words or verb tenses (the passé composé, the imparfait) ahead of time so that they do not trip you up during the exam.
keep your delivery as fluent as possible…
John Morrison Reading Response to Les Mis Visual text
Les Miserables is, without a doubt, one of my favourite musicals. The way that Victor
Hugo (the original author) has shown the themes of
as well as
phenomenal. These ideas translated to the big screen very well and the actors’ voices
add a lot of emotion to the plot.
I can see corruption everywhere in society. Some places more than others, but it is
something that humanity has always had all throughout history…
Costco Wholesale Corp. v. Omega, S.A. (08-1423)
1. The facts of the case:
Omega is a famous watch manufacturer company in the world. All of Omega watches are produced in Switzerland. Omega sells its products to all of the world through authorized wholesalers and retailers. Each of the Omega watches is engraved with the words "Omega Globe Design” on the back of it. And it means the copyright law in America protects the watch.