The Apostolic poverty is a doctrine that emphasizes Christ's and the Apostles' absolute lack of possession and was strongly supported by the Franciscan religious order. The Dominicans opposed this doctrine and their views were upheld by the Pope John XXII who considered the poverty doctrine as subverting his authority (Harvey, 2004). At the same time there was a great conflict between the Pope and the Bavarian Emperor Louis regarding the boundaries between religious and lay power and the Pope's claim to intervene on lay issues such as the Emperor's Coronation (Eco, 1983). This is in brief the historical setting of the film. According to the plot, the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville arrived to the Benedictine Abbey to participate in a meeting between the Pope's and the Emperor's delegates in an attempt to bring together the two opposite sides. His mission was to convey the views of the Emperor's theologists on the issue of Apostolic poverty and to ensure that there would be arrangements for a second meeting in Avignon, the Pope's court, where the Emperor's delegates would have the opportunity to express their views directly to the Pope.
2) In my opinion there is a twofold meaning hidden behind the deaths of the monks. First, all dead monks but Severinus worked in the library and their duty was to preserve and protect its content. However, their wish for knowledge became their death sentence. Adelmo killed himself out of shame, after he had succumbed to Berengar's anethical proposals with the exchange to have unlimited access to the library. Venantius, Berengar and Malachi were poisoned because of their curiosity to read the secret book. Seeking for truth can be a dangerous path with dreadful consequences. Their lust for knowledge, their quest for truth in the writings of secular philosophers was an hubris, an insult to God, a doubt of Genesis, that yielded a fatal punishment. Man uses his intellect and skills to give meaning to his universe, to produce civilization, to obtain and convey knowledge and finally, in his quest for the ultimate cause of things, he is eliminated by the limitations of his own mortal, disposable nature. Death terminated the monks' curiosity and fire destroyed the library thus depriving humanity from a thesaurus of knowledge. What a great irony! It was the light that Adso held that caused the fire and eventually led to cultural and philosophical darkness.
Second, William of Baskerville was particularly interested in Logic and based all his conclusions in deductive reasoning. However, he eventually realized that his investigation comprised of a series of false deductions that accidently led to the right final conclusion. The fact that the deaths he investigated, although
2. What is the significance of the murdered monks that were translators, copyists and illustrators What is the message behind these murders Why are people who work with the transmission of culture and knowledge being murdered
3. The girl and Salvatore are accused of witchcraft by Bernardo Gui [the Inquisitor], what does that say about the role of truth in this movie Is she a sorcerer Why does William of Baskerville allow her to be burned when she was poor and innocent
From this research, it is clear that Titanic would not have to become the movie what it is today, without its spectacular music. The background scores, the theme songs, they just increase the beauty of the movie. The soundtrack was beautifully composed by James Horner, and it included the epic song ‘My Heart Will Go On’ by Celine Dion.
The fictional story of Gov. Jack Stanton is said to have been based upon former Pres. Bill Clinton and his meteoric rise from Arkansas governor to the highest position of power in the United States of America. The movie effectively portrays the way that Jack Stanton, while on the campaign trail, uses the power of empathy do win over the hearts of the voters before the primaries are convened.
In particular, it concerns the mystery behind the true identity of the “Unsterbliche Gelliebte” or the Immortal Beloved. Three letters that were found in the private files of the renowned singer were addressed to this Immortal Beloved.
Once he arrives to Haiti, he meets a psychiatrist who introduces Allan into the world of Voodoo rituals and both of them start the mission of acquiring the powder used in the rituals. In their quest, they get entangled in the political intrigues and voodoo culture, which is the main source of the drug.
The book explored women in film noir through the different milestones in history. More than half her book discussed the evolution of the role of women in film noir during and after the war. The trend of using less glamorous male characters was explained as being necessary to offset the shortage of eligible men.
They were both controlled to varying degrees by the Viennese court and the whims of emperor Franz Joseph II.
Ascending the Hapsburg throne after the death of his mother, Joseph II had strengthened its bastions through the alliance of his sister Marie Antoinette with Louis XVI of France.
Images from the media such as film, magazines, and fiction to name a few, serve to perpetuate the status quo by continually providing the public with stereotypical images of the inferior races. Shaw writes about the Asian stereotype, "These images can be understood as "controlling images" in the sense that negative stereotypes provide justifications for social control and positive stereotypes provide normative models for Asian thought and behavior (1)." It is particularly important to use these stereotypes when defining the males of these inferior races to justify the white male dominance of the culture.
Within this great public story of the mass of people who met their watery grave, and a few who survived, there are many private stories, which the movie makers have captured, for the scrutiny of the viewers. Passengers
However, scientists were perceptibly lost individuals since they were questioning the authority of the church and the truth it holds. Science has different views as the church and hence such books were kept as far away from people as
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