Art Comparison: Qu’ran Manuscript and The Angel Gabriel

The following is the second paper I wrote for my Art History 100 class.  We were tasked with finding two art pieces in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and then writing a paper that compares and contrasts them based on form and content.  Our choices were restricted to certain art periodsContinue reading “Art Comparison: Qu’ran Manuscript and The Angel Gabriel”

Where Does Fate End and Free Will Begin?

Note:  The following is the second and last paper I wrote for my World Humanities 1 class.  It deals with the issue of fate vs. free will in Oedipus the King, Macbeth, and the creation story of Genesis.  Please keep in mind that in regards to Genesis, this was written from a literary perspective andContinue reading “Where Does Fate End and Free Will Begin?”

Culture Clash: Small-Town American vs. Somalian Immigrant Culture

This is a paper I wrote for my 100 level Anthropology class.  It deals primarily with an incident that occurred in Lewiston, Maine, between the residents and a massive influx of Muslim Somali immigrant refugees, and the reactions of both sides.  The paper was written along specific guidelines, as well as from an anthropological andContinue reading “Culture Clash: Small-Town American vs. Somalian Immigrant Culture”

Significance and Consequences of ‘Xenia’ in The Odyssey

A map of places visited in The Odyssey. (Image from: LordAlford.com) This is a paper I wrote for my 100 level World Humanities class.  It deals with concepts of hospitality in The Odyssey. The guidelines for this paper are as follows: What is xenia?  What are the basic expectations that come with proper xenia?  ListContinue reading “Significance and Consequences of ‘Xenia’ in The Odyssey”

“The Three-Headed Male Figure”—African Art (Kuyu)

You may remember last week I posted about the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s bizarre laptop policy.  This post is about the reason I was there.  I had to write an essay for my 100 level Art History class on either a Greek, Indian, Egyptian or Sub-Saharan African sculpture from the museum.  You’ll notice in theContinue reading ““The Three-Headed Male Figure”—African Art (Kuyu)”