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AA100 The arts past and present


Question: Do portrayals of Cleopatra in Films and TV Series's focus more on the personal or the political aspects of her life? Once you have decided, consider why this might be. [506 words]

Transcript/ Reflective Commentary. [201 words]

Answer: This essay aims to cover whether portrayals of Cleopatra in four Films...


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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: 707
  • Date submitted: June 21, 2017
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8034

Question: Assignment 03 PART ONE THE DIVA
What is your understanding of the term ‘diva’ and how does it apply to both Maria Callas and Madonna? Refer specific music examples that you have studied in book 1 chapter 6 to support your answer. [Word count 568]


Assignment 03 PART TWO PLATO’S LACHES.
Question 1: What conclusion does Socrates reach in paragraph four? And how does he argue for this conclusion?

Question 2: In paragraphs 5-7, Socrates argues that knowledge is required for happiness. How does he argue for this claim?

Question 3: In paragraph 10, Socrates draws his final conclusion: knowledge is the only thing that is good in itself, and ignorance is the only thing that is bad in itself. How do the points he makes in paragraphs 8 and 9 help him establish this conclusion?

Question 4: The claim that we need knowledge in order to act well is closely connected to Nicias’s claim, in the Laches, that courage is knowledge. How might it be argued that Nicias’s definition of courage improves on Laches’s definition of courage as endurance? Identify one or two objections that might be made to Nicias’s definition.
[Word count 742]

Answer: My understanding of the term ‘diva’ is that of someone, he or...


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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: 1310
  • Date submitted: June 21, 2017
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8033

Question: Assignment 02 (TMA 02) Part 1 - New draft
Do portrayals of Cleopatra in films and TV series focus more on the personal or the political aspects of her life? Once you have decided, consider why this might be.

Assignment 02 (TMA 02) Part 1 - Original version with comments
Do portrayals of Cleopatra in films and TV series focus more on the personal or the political aspects of her life? Once you have decided, consider why this might be.

Assignment 02 (TMA 02) Part 2 - Reflection

Answer: Assignment 02 (TMA 02) Part 1 - New draft This assignment will...


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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: 1241
  • Date submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8019

Question: Assignment 03 (TMA 03) Part 1 The Diva
What is your understanding of the term ‘diva’ and how does it apply to both Maria Callas and Madonna? Refer to specific music examples that you have studied in Book 1 Chapter 6 to support your answer. [Word count 644]


Assignment 03 (TMA 03) Part 2 Plato’s Laches
The passage below is adapted from Plato’s dialogue, the Euthydemus. In this passage, Socrates is talking to a young man named Cleinias: together they are trying to decide what counts as having a happy life. They have already agreed that happiness depends on possessing certain things – wealth, health, good looks, high society status, self-control, fearlessness and so on. These are the ‘good things’ that Socrates mentions in paragraph 1. Socrates now begins the next stage of the argument by asking whether it is enough to possess these things, or whether something else is needed.
Read the passage slowly and carefully. Then, in no more than 600 words, answer the questions below.

Questions
1 What conclusion does Socrates reach in paragraph 4? How does he argue for this conclusion? (5 marks)
2 In paragraphs 5-7, Socrates argues that knowledge is required for happiness. How does he argue for this claim? (5 marks)
3 In paragraph 10, Socrates draws his final conclusion: knowledge is the only thing that is good in itself, and ignorance is the only thing that is bad in itself. How do the points he makes in paragraphs 8 and 9 help him to establish this conclusion? (5 marks)
4 The claim that we need knowledge in order to act well is closely connected to Nicias’s claim, in the Laches, that courage is knowledge. How might it be argued that Nicias’s definition of courage improves on Laches’s definition of courage as endurance? Identify one or two objections that might be made to Nicias’s definition. (35 marks)
[Word count 521]

Answer: Assignment 03 (TMA 03) Part 1: What is your understanding of the...


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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: 1165
  • Date submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8018

Question: TMA 01 Do portrayals of Cleopatra in films and TV series focus more on the personal or political aspects of her life? Once you have decided, consider why this might be. [Word Count 573]

TMA 01 Part 2 Read the following passage from Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus. Discuss Marlowe’s use of language in this passage and how it contributes to the process of persuasion in the play. [Word Count 522]

Answer: TMA 01 Cleopatra has always been regarded as a woman of sexuality,...


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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: 1095
  • Date submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date written: March, 2017
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8013

Question: TMA 03 Part 1 What is your understanding of the word ‘diva’ and how does it apply to both Maria Callas and Madonna? Refer to specific music examples you studied in book 1, chapter 6 to support your answer. [Word Count 526]


TMA 03 Part 2
Read the following passage from Plato’s the Euthydemus and answer the following questions:
1.What conclusion does Socrates reach in paragraph 4? How does he argue for this conclusion? (5 marks)
2.In paragraphs 5-7, Socrates argues that knowledge is required for happiness. How does he argue for this claim? (5 marks)
3.In paragraph 10, Socrates draws his final conclusion: knowledge is the only thing that is good itself, and ignorance is the only this bad in itself. How do the points he makes in paragraphs 8 and 9 help him to establish this conclusion?(5 marks)
4.The claim that we need knowledge in order to act well is closely connected to Nicias’s claim in the Laches that courage is knowledge. How might it be argued that Nicias’s definition of courage improves on Laches definition of courage as endurance? Identify one or two objections that might be made to Nicias’s definition. (35 marks)
[Word Count 565]

Answer: TMA 03 Part 1 The word diva stems from the Italian noun...


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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: 1091
  • Date submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date written: March, 2017
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8012

Question: TMA 02 Part 1 - Reworked Draft: Do portrayals of Cleopatra in films and TV series focus more on the personal or political aspects of her life? Once you have decided, consider why this might be. [Word Count 479]

TMA 02 Part 2 – Reflection. [Word Count 200]

AA100 The arts past and present

Answer: TMA 02 Part 1 - Cleopatra has always been regarded as a...


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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: 679
  • Date submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date written: March, 2017
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8011

Question: Assignment 01 Part 1: Compare and contrast how Cleopatra is described in Book 1, Chap-ter 1, Reading 1.1 (‘Augustus on Cleopatra’ by Cassius Dio) and Reading 1.2 (Horace, Ode 1.37). How do the two passages differ in their descriptions of Cleopatra and of the threat she poses? Support your answer with references to both extracts. [536 words]

Assignment 01 Part 2 In what way can Cezanne’s work be regarded as ground-breaking? Answer this question with particular reference to Plate 1.3.19 three bathers in the AA100 Illustration book. [544 words]

Answer: Paul Cézanne produced many paintings throughout his life. A large proportion of...


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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: 1080
  • Date submitted: April 30, 2017
  • Date written: October, 2016
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7946

Question: Assignment 02: Learning from Feedback
Original Version with comments

Part 1: Compare and contrast how Cleopatra is described in Book 1, Chapter 1, Reading 1.1 (‘Augustus on Cleopatra’ by Cassius Dio) and Reading 1.2 (Horace, Ode 1.37). How do the two passages differ in their descriptions of Cleopatra and of the threat she poses? Support your answer with references to both extracts.

Answer: There are many accounts on Cleopatra and how she dealt with the...


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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: 748
  • Date submitted: April 30, 2017
  • Date written: October, 2016
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7945

Question: Assignment 03 Part 1: Read the following extracts from the Dalai Lama’s autobiography Freedom in Exile. How does the way the Dalai Lama presents himself here relate to his reputation as dis-cussed in AA100 Book 1, Chapter 7? [653 words]

Assignment 03 Part 2: Compare and contrast the following poems: ‘The Mouse’s Nest’ by John Clare and ‘To a Mouse, On Turning her up in her nest, with the plough. November, 1785’ by Robert Burns, from The Faber Book of Beasts. In no more than 600 words compare and contrast how these poems depict mice. [643 words]

AA100 The arts past and present

Answer: Assignment 03 Part 1: The Dalai Lama is famous as a significant...


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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: 1296
  • Date submitted: April 30, 2017
  • Date written: October, 2016
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7944

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