The Man in the Iron Mask was released in 1998. It was an adventure film directed by Randall Wallace and produced by Randall Wallace and Russell Smith. Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Gabriel Byrne, and Gerard Depardieu all stared as important historical characters in this film. I watched this movie at my house. The movie was in color and the plot was very loosely adopted from the Vicomte de Bragelonne. It centers the reign of Louis XIV and tries to explain the mystery of the 1939 painting “The Iron Mask” by James Whale, and the original Dumas Book. In 1662, France is suffering from hunger and poverty but their king, Louis XIV seems to care more about money and women. The king’s “good” identical twin brother Philippe was imprisoned by Louis with his face hidden behind an iron mask so that Louis could insure his royalty. Friends of the king, Aramis, Athos, and Porthos plot revenge on the king. They plan to overthrow Louis by secretly replacing him with Philippe. D’Artagnon, Louis’ Captain of the Guards remains loyal to the king even though he disagrees with his ways so he must choose between doing what’s best for his country or doing whats best for Louis. While the basic plot of the film was based on a real historical painting, some of the characters weren’t very realistic. Louis, D’Artagnon, Athos, Aramis, and Porthos were real people. D’Artagnon was a real person, but not at all related to the king, he was an excellent fisher, and died from getting shot during the Siege of Maastricht more than ten years later, not saving his son from getting stabbed. Louis XIV did enjoy parties and women, he was a very good war strategist and he mostly cared for himself. There was no real evidence of him suddenly becoming a peaceful ruler, in fact, towards the end of his reign he engaged into all kinds of unnecessary wars and ruined France’s economy. Christine (Louis’ crush) and Philippe weren’t real people. Christine was most likely based on Louise de la Valliere, a mistress of King Louis XIV who eventually fell out of relation with the king. According to a theory of Voltaire, Philippe was an illegitimate older half brother of Louis, an identical twin would have been nearly impossible, his existence would have complicated Louis’ succession so he was imprisoned. The man in the iron mask was filmed mostly in France, in locations as the Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle in Seine-et-Marne. The movie takes place mostly in and around Versailles.…
the other part is an element. An element is the “materials” of matter. Metal is useful to man because it can be molded more easily than stone, and it is a good conductor of heat and electricity.
There are many kinds of metal, copper, aluminum, iron, and steel. But the two kinds of metal I am going to use for this project is copper and aluminum. Copper is one of the most widely used metal except iron. One of the greatest abilities of copper is that it can form many alloys. Alloy is to combine…
Iron is a chemical element with the symbol Fe (from Latin: ferrum) and atomic number 26. It is a metal in the first transition series. It is the most common element (by mass) forming the planet Earth as a whole, forming much of Earth's outer and inner core. It is the fourth most commonelement in the Earth's crust. Iron's very common presence in rocky planets like Earth is due to its abundant production as a result of fusion in high-mass stars, where the production of nickel-56 (which decays to the…
the symbolism of the mask and the characterization of Ralph to show that once
someone becomes detached from society their true evil side is revealed.
The symbolism of the mask shows that when it is on it hides the civilized side of the boys and
allows them to hide from their actions. Before the boys put the mask on it was hard for them to
commit evil crimes but when it was on they felt like they were no longer forced to follow the rules of
society. “The mask was a thing on its…
One of my favorite poems is by Shel Silverstein, and it is called Masks. It goes like this, 'She had blue skin/, and so did he. He kept it hid/ and so did she. They searched for blue/ their whole life through,/ then passed right by--/ and never knew' (Masks by Shel Silverstein) We all wear masks; we try all try and fit what society calls 'normal'. However, if we all try and fit something that no one truly is, how can it be called normal? If we all wear masks, but keep looking…
• Deficiency syndrome: enlarges the thyroid gland: known as a goiter
• Component in _____oxygen carrying___ cells:
• Hemoglobin – _____red blood cells____
• Myoglobin – ______muscle cells______
• Component of __enzymes involved in energy metabolism__
• Needed to make new cells, amino acids, hormones, and neurotransmitters
• Heme vs. non heme:
• Heme iron (bound to hemoglobin): meat fish and poultry
• Easily absorbed
Non-heme: meat fish poultry…
case of Ysrael’s mask, it is a well-known story that as a child, a pig ate away at his face, leaving him scarred and disfigured. Since there is no secret as to why he wears the mask, it would be natural if others became accustomed to it. But simply because he is never seen without this mask, it creates an element of wonder. Rafa becomes intrigued by what the face actually looks like and will do anything to ease his curiosity, even if it means showing hostility to Ysrael. It is this mask that drives the…
people you are, you aren't.” (Margaret Thatcher Quotes - BrainyQuote, screen 1) If I had to choose a historical figure to save the world I would choose Margaret Thatcher. Margaret Thatcher was a great leader and politician … she was once called the Iron Lady for her strong will and her extensive knowledge of the economy and all things that have to do with leading!(Margaret Thatcher Foundation, screen 1) I think that she has all of the qualities that we would need to survive.
When Margaret was in…
Crises, Etc. of our society?
The Mask That We All Wear
Regardless of our status in life, we all have a certain norm we live by, or pretend to live by. Our modern society as a whole runs in a very routine and specific way due to civilization, which is what separates us from the past. However, we are all somewhat mentally twisted. We act the way we act, talk the way we talk, and do the things we do not entirely because we desire to. We are forced to put on a mask that shields our true selves from…
In chapter one of The Iron Cage, Rashid Khalidi sets the stage for the premise of his book, by examining the conflicting evidence of the Palestinians’ plight. In order to do so, the narrative begins in 1948, following the eviction of more than half of the Arab Palestinian population as a result of the Arab – Israel conflict of that year. Khalidi goes on to enumerate a few of the respective differing Arab and Israel accounts of how it was that a people that once constituted the majority of the population…