วันอังคารที่ 31 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2555

Colonialism in Shakespeare's "The Tempest"

In this post-colonial age the readers tend to give a revisionist reading to any literary text written during the colonial age. To the curious minds Shakespeare's The Tempest, which premiered two short years after England first colonized Virginia in 1609, is a suitable text for the post-colonial study. The play, which reflects a "colonial ethos", can easily fall into the mould of Colonialist literature.

Prospero's attitude to the island, to Caliban and also his usurpation of power all can be interpreted from the post-colonial view. The time of the composition of the play also favors the investigation of colonial interests of The Tempest.

At first Prospero's attitude to the island is similar to the attitude of a colonizer who goes to the colonies. It is true that Prospero's coming to the island is accidental not intentional. He did not come to the island to better his condition. He was made an exile against his will. But as soon as he lands on the island his conduct does not differ much from that of a colonist. He subjects the two inhabitants of the island and demands unwavering loyalty from them. He uses the island as a colony and very much like a colonist discards it as soon as his use for it is over.

Prospero's conduct in The Tempest as an exile reflects the colonial mentality. A colonist can never think the colony he goes to as his true home. He always remains allegiance to the center, his mother country. Here Prospero also shows little love for the new world and remains a protagonist from the old world. His thoughts and attitudes are so strongly determined by his old-world allegiance that his conduct bears strong resemblances to that of a typical colonist, who explores and exploits an alien country for selfish ends and then abandons it.

That Prospero at heart is a colonist is seen by the fact that he hates the island in-spite of his passing twelve years there. The island gave him shelter, provided him sustenance and created opportunity to accomplish his final mission. But in the play he seldom speaks about the island. He rarely mentions it and on the few occasions when he refers to his own abode on the island he calls it 'a poor cell', 'a poor court'.

It is true that the island is poor and bare compared with Milan, Prospero's home country. But the other characters in the play do not such a dislike to the island. Gonzalo, Ferdinand, Stephano and Trinculo don't hide their likeness to the island. Their likeness contrasts Prospero's disliking of the island. Thus the main difference between responses of Prospero and others is that while Prospero is openly critical of the island, others do not profess any hatred for it. Prospero is keen on returning to his home Milan, leaving the bare island behind while others are not driven by any hatred for the island. Milan or Naples does not appeal to them as it does to Prospero. Thus considering his negative attitude to the island which served him as a home for twelve years it can be assumed that at heart he always remains a colonist.

For Prospero there is always a fixed home and a well defined logos. All his thoughts and actions are governed by a deep tie to his old home and logos. They failed him in the past, but he believes the lost order can be recovered if his restorative plan succeeds. He lived on the island as an exile and happy to leave it. It does not feature in his future thought. For him Milan is home and logos.

Like a typical colonist Prospero lives in a bi-polar world, neatly divided into home and physically distant colony. Home stands for the values he cherishes and belongs to, where the island symbolizes the other with which he has the least common

Now let us turn to Prospero's relation with Caliban. The relation between them is obviously the master servant relation. Caliban represents the native population of a country newly discovered by the white explorers and which is then colonized by them. When the white people conquered a country they considered themselves as the masters and the native people as slaves. Of course, in settling down the colonizers conferred many benefits upon the native populations. But at the same time they treated the natives as the slaves and servants. From this point of view Caliban acquires great importance as a representative of the dispossessed natives of a newly discovered country. From Caliban's speech at the beginning of the play we find Prospero's treatment of Caliban and the island.

I must eat my dinner
This island is mine, by Sycorax my mother
Which thou tak'st from me.

Caliban is conscious of his claim over the island, but powerful Prospero rules over him and the island. Prospero's attitude is the hegemonic attitude of a colonizer.

Thus Prospero emerges as dictatorial colonial governor-general, whose presence on the island demands that Caliban, its native inhabitant, complies with his wishes and standards. Caliban's lust and his primitive religion are regarded as evil, but ironically, Prospero depends on Caliban's service for survival. Prospero also exacts constant and loyal service from Ariel as a payment for his having rescued him from Sycorax's imprisonment. The original act of kindness and humanity is rapidly exploited by Prospero once he recognizes what a powerful agent Ariel can be.

Thus Prospero's conduct on the island is governed by his colonial and utilitarian motives which deny any love, gratitude, recognition of a place culturally and morally alien to him. He has exploited the island and as soon as its function ends, he decides to leave it. He is like a selfish and ungrateful guest who is most glad when he can disown his poor host.

วันพฤหัสบดีที่ 26 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2555

Beautiful, Historic Landmarks of Brazil

Brazil, considered as one of the most beautiful places to see in the world, making it one of the top tourist attractions. Most cities in Brazil are crammed with different tourists from all over the world, curious about Brazil's famous historic landmarks, tropical weather and culture. One of these historic landmarks is the Statue of Christ located on the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro. This statue is also one of the tallest statues in the world, the statue towers over the metropolis where it can be seen from all directions, surrounded by the ocean. The statue can also be reached by stairs and elevators.

Another landmark is the Rich Village of Black Gold, known as the Ouro Preto, Vila Rica do Ouro Preto to be exact, it's history influencing it's name from being once an old mining town. This wonderful city is located in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. It is famous for it's spectacular structures. The city preserved it's complex architecture, it's churches and buildings with incredible detail and touches of gold. Til today it's kept preserved with only little touches of modernized city life.

The city of Sao Joao del-Rei is also one of the historic cities located in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. It's known for it's many embellished cathedrals and churches. It is also known for it's famous inhabitants from the past that had an impact in Brazil such as Brazil's former president Tancredo Neves, their national hero Tiradentes, and the Brazilian cardinal Dom Lucas Moriera Neves.

Congonhas is also a historic town in Brazil, also located in the city of Minas Gerais. One of it's most famous tours is to the vast sculpture set made by the most well known sculptor in Brazil during it's colonial age, the Basilica. There you will see statues carved out of cedar wood and soap stones. Many tourists from all over the world and locals come to appreciate the beautiful sculptures and attend religious events held there.

These are only a few of the beautiful historic land marks Brazil contains, and Brazil isn't only known for this, it is also known for it's many events with colourful costumes and great food, their passion for futbol, carnivals which occurred once a year and it's many beautiful beaches. It is also in Brazil that the Amazon river is located, the largest river in the world by mass, basin of approximately 7,050.000 kilo meters, that being 2,729,000 square miles. Because of it's vastness, it has earned the nick name "the River Sea". There in the Amazon forest, lives an estimated 5000 different species of fish alone. Brazil is also filled with welcoming, euphoric people, known for their beautiful women and great Samba dance.

วันพุธที่ 25 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2555

วันจันทร์ที่ 23 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2555

K'NAAN - Waving Flag (Cover)

Twitter: @mariiiaofficial Official website: mariaofficial.com ***VOTING IS NOW CLOSED!*** Maria has been nominated for an MTV O Award under the category of "Best Fan Cover" for my cover of Lady Gaga's "Born this Way" video. Here's the link to vote: omusicawards.com A message directly from her will be posted on here soon. We just posted it after she fell asleep. For now, on behalf of our entire family, most especially from Maria: thank you all for your continued support! Love, Rojuane and Linger Ann

วันอาทิตย์ที่ 22 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2555

วันพฤหัสบดีที่ 19 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2555

Lady Gaga - Eh Eh ( Nothing Else I Can Say ) Live Fun Radio

Lady Gaga de passage à Fun Radio interprète son titre " Eh Eh ( Nothing Else I Can Say ) " de l'album " The Fame " en live au piano. ( Libre antenne de Morgan 21h - 00h )

วันพุธที่ 18 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2555

The Haul - 6/14/2011 - jpmetz ilyjessicaomg JaaackJack ThatGirlShaeXo MsPinkFabulous

Today on The Haul JaaackJack adds length to her hair with clip in hair extensions www.youtube.com MsPinkFabulous shares a spike heel DIY www.youtube.com ThatGirlShaeXo shows us her May favorites www.youtube.com ilyjessicaomg gets Vanessa Hudgen's look for less www.youtube.com and jpmetz shares a makeup tutorial www.youtube.com It's all here on The Haul! KEYWORDS ----------------- StyleHaul The Haul jpmetz ilyjessicaomg JaaackJack ThatGirlShaeXo MsPinkFabulous Sam Edelman Betsey Johnson Vanessa Hudgens Lady Gaga Orly Not Your Mothers Tarina Tarantino FoxyLocks Urban Decay Dr. Scholls Beachy Hair Spike Heels hair extensions angry makeup tutorial

วันจันทร์ที่ 16 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2555

Beyoncé Run The World (Girls) Live Billboard Awards 2011 - Tribute - Billboard Millennium Award

Beyoncé performance Run The World (Girls) Live Billboard 2011. Beyoncé was honored by First Lady Michelle Obama, singing legend Barbra Streisand, pop star Lady Gaga, U2 frontman Bono, the incomparable Stevie Wonder and her family. And she win The Billboard Millennium Award will recognize Beyonce's career achievements and influence in the music industry, from her role as the frontwoman of Destiny'sChild to her three chart-topping solo albums. The singer will release her fourth studio album "4",on June 28!

วันเสาร์ที่ 14 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2555

BRAVO WebTV - Justin stiehlt Selena die Show // Beyoncé kniet vor Lady Gaga

BRAVO WebTV vom 26.07.2011 Das neueste BRAVO WebTV immer unter: www.bravo.de - Amy Winehouse' Eltern trauern mit den Fans - Beyoncé lobt Lady Gaga in hohen Tönen - Vanessa Hudgens flirtet trotz Boyfriend - Justin Bieber überrascht Selena Gomez bei ihrem Konzert

วันพฤหัสบดีที่ 12 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2555

Madeon - Pop Culture (live mashup)

This is a little idea i've been playing around with to implement in my set, hope you like it. Tracklist Alphabeat - Boyfriend Alphabeat - Fascination Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars Black Eyed Peas - Gotta Feeling Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time Capsule - Can I Have A Word Chromeo - Momma's Boy Coldplay - Viva La Vida Daft Punk - Aerodynamic Daft Punk - Around The World Deadmau5 - Raise Your Weapon (Madeon Remix) Deadmau5 - Right This Second Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed ELO - Mr. Blue Sky Girls Aloud - Biology Gorillaz - Dare Gossip - Heavy Cross (Fred Falke Remix) Gwen Stefani - What You Waitin For (Jacques Lu Cont Mix) Housse de Racket - Oh Yeah Justice - DVNO Justice - Phantom Part II Katy Perry - One Of The Boys Ke$ha - Take It Off Kylie Minogue - Wow Lady Gaga - Alejandro Linkin Park - Crawling Madonna - Hung Up Martin Solveig ft. Dragonette - Boys and Girls Michael Jackson - Billie Jean Nero - Me and You One Republic - All The Right Moves (Danger Remix) One-T - Magic Key Ratatat - Shempi Solange - I Decided (Freemasons Remix) Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star The Killers - Losing Touch The Who - Baba O'Riley (SebastiAn Remix) Yelle - Que Veux Tu (Madeon Remix) Made with FL Studio & Ableton Live, played on a Novation Launchpad & Novation Zero SL MKII. facebook.com/itsmadeon soundcloud.com/madeon youtube.com/itsmadeon twitter.com/itsmadeon

วันพุธที่ 11 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2555

Kellie Luvella - "God is on Our Side"

itunes.apple.com www.amazon.com A Kickgrass Music Production Music and Lyrics by Kellie Luvella and Mitch Baroody Arranged by Mitch Baroody Music Produced by Mitchie B, Co-Produced by Kevin Smith Music Video Produced by Mitch Baroody Mastered by Sage Audio Nashville Edited by Kickgrass Entertainment Cinematography by Eric Calder, DV Productions Kellie is Managed by Brody Mitchell of Kickgrass Entertainment at kickgrassentertainment@gmail.com

วันอังคารที่ 10 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2555

14 Free Things To Do In Branson Missouri (And Still Have Fun!)

In beautiful Branson, Missouri, there are plenty of things to see and do. Even better, there are plenty of FREE things to do in Branson that are fun and interesting for the whole family Branson's great variety of outdoor fun, unique attractions and interesting history make it the perfect place to discover a great vacation! The FREE activities in Branson make it an even better place to visit, no matter what time of year it is!

The rolling Ozark Mountains make Branson a beautiful, scenic outdoor wonderland Therefore, there are several ways to have fun in Branson that involve the great outdoors Branson's three gorgeous lakes provide great opportunities for recreation, both exciting and leisurely

Table Rock Lake Dam: This massive engineering structure was completed in 1958 and created Table Rock Lake. Crowds gather to watch the powerful structure hold back the waters of the White River.

Table Rock Lake: The waters of this outdoor wonderland have become a haven for visitors nationwide Take advantage of water activities such as boating, fishing, water-skiing, swimming, scuba diving, hiking and camping

Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery: One of Branson's most popular tourist sites, the fish hatchery is located below Table Rock Dam The center has several beautiful aquariums showcasing Missouri's native fish Families love to walk through the fish hatchery and learn more about the world around them Self-guided and conducted tours are available.

Moonshine Beach: Moonshine Beach is a great place to relax with the family. The sandy beach located on Table Rock Lake allows families to swim, sun and enjoy beautiful views.

Table Rock State Park: Located on the shores of Table Rock Lake, the park is ideal water activities and is outfitted with a marina, boat rentals, campsites and picnic areas.

Lake Taneycomo: This downtown Branson lake is a fishing enthusiasts dream! Other activities in and around this like include boating, hiking, scuba diving, and picnicking

Other FREE outdoor activities in Branson Missouri include incredible scenic views, hiking, camping and wonderful exploration opportunities.

Henning State Forest: This 1,534 acre-park offers spectacular views, nature trails and nature studies There is a naturalist on hand to answer questions and a beautiful scenic lookout area that provides an incredible view of the countryside

Lakeside Wilderness Area: Lakeside provides a great trail that leads to the shores of Lake Taneycomo. A surprising remote area that reveals the gem that is Branson's beautiful outdoors

There are more free things to do in Branson Mo too!

Stone Hill Winery: Experience a sparkling tour of wine making on this free tour, which ends with some fine wine tasting Kids receive grape juice.

College of the Ozarks: This picturesque campus is complete with lovely landscaping, fountains and walking paths Visitors will also want to experience the Keeter Center Restaurant, the free tours at Edwards Mill and the Ralph Foster Museum, which houses the area's best collection of Ozarks history. (Slight fee for museum admission.)

Shopping in Branson: Branson is a great place to shop and it doesn't cost a thing to look! Explore the many outlet malls and the new addition to the Branson scene, Branson Landing.

Branson Landing: The Landing has a beautiful boardwalk visitors can stroll while enjoying scenic views and the Lake Taneycomo

Historic Downtown Branson: A small-town, charming glimpse into historic Branson This popular area is filled with shops, restaurants and quaint stores filled with treasures

Free Sunday Shows in Branson: Several Branson theaters open their doors Sunday morning for gospel singing and praising

A vacation in Branson Missouri is an experience of a lifetime. Visit today and discover some of Branson's most enjoyable activities are free, fun and unforgettable!

วันเสาร์ที่ 7 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2555

Viennie V - For You (Official)

Buy on iTunes: bit.ly In Viennie V's latest video "For You," she finds herself in the midst of an outrageous dating show on her hilarious quest for true love. Watch as she saves her dates from drowning, choking and falling before finding sweet love on a rooftop at sunset. Official Site: vienniev.com Facebook: www.facebook.com Twitter: twitter.com Credits: bit.ly

วันพฤหัสบดีที่ 5 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2555

Fashion Fix - Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Olsen Twins

Catch up on all the hottest style news (and chicest Tweets!) of the week, including Marc Jacobs' magical show for Louis Vuitton, the Olsen Twins' Halloween style and a sneak peek at Jason Wu's collection for Target! Check out all Paris Fashion Week highlights here: Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton: www.marcjacobs.com www.louisvuitton.com blog.myfdb.com Alexander McQueen: www.alexandermcqueen.com blog.myfdb.com KEYWORDS ------------------- StyleHaul Fashion Fix Paris Fashion Week Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Alexander Wang Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs Topshop WhoWhatWear Betsey Johnson StyleMint Lady Gaga Jason Wu Target Michelle Obama Oscar de la Renta Karl Lagerfeld

วันพุธที่ 4 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2555

Telephone Dance Tutorial

By popular demand! Choreography - Laurie Ann Gibson Music: Lady Gaga ft Beyonce - Telephone All credit as always to Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Laurie Ann Gibson and the Haus of Gaga!

วันอังคารที่ 3 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2555

วันอาทิตย์ที่ 1 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2555