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AA100 The arts past and present


Question: Part 1: Cleopatra
Choose one modern interpretation of Cleopatra in film or TV presented in the module materials. How far is this consistent with Roman depictions of her in Book 1, Chapter 1?

Part 2 Christopher Marlowe: Doctor Faustus
Read the following passage from Marlowe’s ‘Doctor Faustus’. Discuss Marlowe’s use of language in the passage and how it contributes to the characterisation of Faustus and the Horse-Courser.

Answer: Cleopatra is portrayed to be bewitching, captivating,cunning and manipulating in many Roman...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 970
  • Date submitted: June 07, 2016
  • Date written: January, 2015
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7428

Question: 'It is a common pattern in religious history for dissenters from what appears to be the dominant tradition in their own day to believe themselves to be the real traditionalists.' (AA100 Book 2 Chapter 3, p, 88)

Discuss this statement with reference to at least two examples of religious dissent from Book 2, Chapter 3.

Answer: Catholics are one of the oldest and historic branches of Christianity however...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1275
  • Date submitted: June 07, 2016
  • Date written: January, 2015
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7427

Question: TMA 01 Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus
Discuss Marlowe’s use of language in the passage how it contributed to the characterization of Faustus.

Answer: The language is constructed in its iambic pentameter as a contemplative argument...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 474
  • Date submitted: April 28, 2016
  • Date written: March, 2016
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7329

Question: TMA 01 How Does the 1963 Film Present the Relationship Between Cleopatra and Julius Caesar?

How Does This Compare to Earlier Depictions Of Their Relationship In The Ancient Sources You Have Met In The Module?

Answer: The most famously known film of Cleopatra was the 1963 movie with...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 471
  • Date submitted: April 28, 2016
  • Date written: March, 2016
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7328

Question: TMA 02 Part 2 Compare and contrast Plate 1.3.20 ‘Paul Cezanne, Mont Saint-Victoire With Large Pine, c.1887,Courtauld’ With Plate 1.3.22 ‘Paul Cezanne, Mont Saint- Victoire from Les Lauves, 1904-6, Kunstmuseum’.

Answer: Paul Cézanne’s’ first painting, plate 1.3.20, Is composed of a panoramic view...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 438
  • Date submitted: April 28, 2016
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7327

Question: TMA 07 Assignment 07: Critical Review.

Answer: Reviewing the last six assignments, there is no doubt that ‘The Arts...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 738
  • Date submitted: April 05, 2016
  • Date written: October, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7267

Question: TMA 05 Part 1 Discuss how the views about the Benin Plaques have changed and how this has been reflected in their presentations in museums.

You must include close analysis of at least one reading from book 3 and 1 plate from the illustration book in your answer.

Answer: Undoubtedly the Benin plaques have generated different views since their discovery in...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1397
  • Date submitted: April 05, 2016
  • Date written: October, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7266

Question: TMA 06 Part 1 The text below describes a law case that was heard by the United States Supreme Court in 1986. Read through the text carefully and answer the following questions.

How might a liberal philosopher argue for the view that it was right to grant an exemption in this case? How might a liberal philosopher argue against this view? Which side has a stronger argument?

Answer: By looking at various philosophical arguments, we can examine the Goldman case...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1509
  • Date submitted: April 05, 2016
  • Date written: October, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7265

Question: TMA 03 Part 1 The Dalai Lama
Read the passage below. What does this reveal about the Dalai Lama’s reputation? (Word count 582)

Part 2 The Faber Book of Beasts
Read two of the poems in The Faber Book of Beasts: ‘The Dalliance of the Eagles’ by Walt Whitman and ‘Hunting Season’ by W.H. Auden. In no more than 600 words, compare and contrast how both poems depict animals and the natural world. (Word count 501)

Answer: This passage is about the 13th Dalai Lama and his flight to...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1083
  • Date submitted: April 01, 2016
  • Date written: April, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7261

Question: TMA 01 Part 1 Cleopatra
Carefully read the following passage from the work of the Roman historian Cassius Dio. In this passage, how does Cassius Dio characterise Cleopatra? How does this compare with the other ancient written sources you have met in the chapter?

Answer: Cassius Dio describes Cleopatra as beautiful, charming, “she was most striking; she...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 499
  • Date submitted: April 01, 2016
  • Date written: April, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7260

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