Analysis of The Wonders of the Invisible World
In this primary document, Cotton Mather, a Puritan theologian, writes about his fears of losing the entire country to the devil and his minions as the Christian religion, in his mind, is being slowly eradicated from the entire country due to witchcraft. In 1693 Cotton Mather wrote a literary piece called The Wonders of the Invisible World a year after questionable events in defense of the persecutions of those accused and convicted in Salem for witchcraft. Throughout the document, Mather is constantly depicting the Devil and spirits as very real, tangible enemies (e.g. descriptions of “invisible hands” and unexplained supernatural happenings), that were slowly infecting the Christian people of the new colonies. Mather also can’t stress enough the importance of the Christian church and the feeling he had of it being under attack. In the beginning of the document, he explains that the reason the Devil is so adamant to attack is because the new settlers disturbed him by claiming the land under the name of Jesus Christ. Apart from his descriptions of the strange events, Mather also talks about the confessions of the so-called “witches”. More than 21 people in the colony confessed to being under the command of the Devil after signing a book as if they were saying in a way, they had sold their souls. Though they confessed however, he does not mention what their punishments were after being convicted. This may suggest that though he is verifying the events to, indeed, be real and the convictions justifiable, the executions (if any) may not be. Today, most people would probably scoff and be outraged at such idiotic events. However, when analyzing a document from such a different period of our history, it’s very important to try and imagine what the people of the time were going through to make them go to such extreme conclusions. The most important thing to realize about the people from this time period is how...
...challenges and move into the world. This is shown by a personal battle with their inner self, personal choice leading to a change in their emotions, different people having different ways of adapting to new challenges, individuals trying to shut off the rest of the world and the help of others an individual's attitude will change as they enter the world. This is shown the the novel The story of Tom Brennan by J.C Burke and in the movie Shrek by (director)
An individual's personal battle with their inner self may hold them back as they try to overcome challenges and enter into the world. The author uses flashbacks throughout the novel from Tom's perspective. These are of the night of the accident and show the reader that Tom is affected by the actions of his brother on that night. It also shows that Tom is held back and has a hard time overcoming the challenges that he faces due to these memories. The use of dialogue between Tom and Chrissy is used when Tom opens up about why he doesn't like to visit Fin. This conversation shows the reader that he is finally opening up about his old life that has help him back for so long. By Tom talking about this with Chrissy he has changed his personal choice and decided he doesn't want to be held back by his old life anymore. Once a person gets control of their inner self then they overcome challenges that they face in their new life as they move into the...
...Seven Wonders of the World, works of art and architecture regarded by ancient Greek and Roman observers as the most extraordinary structures of antiquity. The listing of ancient wonders probably began in ancient Greece in around the 2nd century BC, but the Seven Wonders that were most commonly referred to were listed some time after that.
All built in the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East area, some time from around 2600 BC up to about AD 476, the Wonders are: (1) The Pyramids of Egypt, at Giza, the oldest of the Seven Wonders and the only ones remaining intact today. (2) The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, near Baghdad, were a mountain-like series of planted terraces. (3) The Statue of Zeus was the central feature of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, Greece. (4) The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus in Greece was a huge, elaborate temple to the goddess Artemis. (5) The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, a monumental marble tomb in Asia Minor, exists only in fragmentary form today. (6) The Colossus of Rhodes was a bronze statue of the Greek sun god Helios erected at Rhodes harbour. (7) The Pharos of Alexandria, on an island off Alexandria, Egypt, was a famous ancient lighthouse.
Pyramids of Egypt, pyramid complex at Giza, on the west bank of the Nile, Egypt, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Great Pyramid of Khufu is said to be the only pyramid...
...about what Mother Nature has provided us with? Including all her extraordinary, mind boggling wonders that are present on our very own planet Earth?
Have you ever thought about where you would like to go to explore or just too purely indulge in what nature has to offer?
Every day, we normally do the routine things that we do in life like, going to school, occupying our occupations and simply living life. But, do we really know what our world has to offer??
Well, today, I will be enlightening you all about the magnificent natural occurrences that are present on Earth. - The seven natural wonders of the world.
1. The Aurora Borealis
Is located in North America. An aurora is an atmospheric phenomenon, appearing as streamers or bands of light sometimes visible in the night sky in northern or southern Polar Regions of the Earth. The auroras are naturally occurring lights that create intriguing and spectacular displays in the sky. The aurora lights frequently appear, glowing and lighting up the horizon. The most amazing sight is when the aurora appears as waves across the sky; it is almost as if the lights are dancing.
2. The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is a massive gorge located in the state of Arizona in the United States, and was created by the Colorado River. Although not the steepest nor the longest canyon in the world, the Grand Canyon is recognized as a natural wonder...
...Man fears Time, yet Time fears the PyramidsThe Great Pyramid of Giza lies next to Cairo.
It is today in greater Cairo.
According to the wonders of the ancient world, the pyramid of Khufu is the only pyramid included in the list of the wonders. The other two of the pyramids of Giza are excluded from the list. This is the only monument of the seven wonders to survive till today in perfect condition and managing mere escapes from fires, earthquakes and other common disasters that hold a threat to anything other large artifact stands on earth. It today is in perfect condition despite its loss of height and its unperfected preservation of outside rock smoothness and quality. It was constructed by the Egyptian pharaoh: Khufu of the fourth dynasty. It held its purpose as his tomb, and a few years later its purpose came into use. It is the only surviving ancient wonder.
The Hanging gardens of Babylon was located on the east coast of the river Euphrates. It is currently located 50 kms south of Baghdad in Iraq.
These hanging gardens were built in the Babylonian empire at the time of the neo-Babylonian dynasty and built by the famous king Naboplashar's son: Nebuchadnezzar II. Its purpose was to please the wife of Nebuchadnezzar, whom liked mountain, surrounded areas. The only remains of the gardens were the foundations excavated in more recent archaeological projects in Iraq. However the gardens were accurately...
...7 Wonders Of The World
The Taj Mahal
For centuries, the Taj Mahal has inspired poets, painters and musicians who have tried to capture its elusive magic in words, colours and music. The Taj Mahal is indeed a flawless architectural creation.The links listed here take one to sites that are related to the Taj Mahal – like we have a site on the construction of this beautiful monument of love, a site which has photographs of the Taj Mahal, a site giving you information about the Mughal Dynasty and a site promoting tourism in Agra.
The Great Wall Of China
The Great Wall of China, one of the greatest wonders of the world, was enlisted in the World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987. Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus stretching approximately 6,700 kilometers (4,163 miles ) from east to west of China.The links listed here take one to sites that are related to the Great Wall of China – like there is a site that will take you on a virtual tour through the Great Wall of China, a site having information and photographs of the same. Then there is a site on the marathon held every year at the Great Wall of China and a site housing special Nasa radar images of the Great Wall.
Christ The Redeemer
This Christ the Redeemer stands some 38 meters tall, atop the Corcovado mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro. Designed by Brazilian Heitor da...
...Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
There are Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. However, the list we have today was not established until the end of The Middle Ages. This list includes: the Great Pyramid, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Diana at Ephesus, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Pharos of Alexandria. There have been several different lists over the years that have included different wonders. The Great Pyramid is the only wonder that has been included on all of these lists. Most of the seven wonders were located in three of the greatest empires of the ancient times; Egypt, Greece, and Rome. These monuments are some of the largest and greatest monuments every constructed in history.
The Great Pyramid at Giza in Egypt is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that is still remaining today. It is the largest stone structure that has ever been constructed. “For almost 4,000 years it was the world’s tallest building – on completion it was a staggering 481 ft in height” (Ash p6) It covers a square area of 755 feet on each side. The pyramid was built with over two million blocks of stone. Some of these blocks weighed up to fifteen tons. (Tagliapieta p7-8) The pyramid is considered one of the most complex structures in the...
...(2011/2012) seven natural wonders of the world as chosen by the public from a vote. The votes are held by the New7Wonders initiative started in 2007. It was led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and is a Swiss-based foundation. The last vote was held at 11.11am in November 11th 2011. The results of this poll will be announced in the early months of 2012 after stringent counts, checks and rechecks. Below is a list of the current seven wonders before these changes come into force.
The Amazon Rainforest
* The rainforest, so vast is located within 9 nations; Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.
* Represents the remaining rainforest.
* The Amazon is the most specie-rich tropical rainforest in the world.
* The Amazon river, located in the Amazon, is the largest river (in volume) in the world.
* Located in Quáng Ninh Vietnam
* Compiles of islands in various shapes and sizes and thousands of limestone karsts (rocks shaped by erosion).
* One specific feature of Halong Bay is the lake within the huge limestone island.
* Many of the islands are hollow and there are openings to enormous caves.
* The caves have up to 200 species of fish and 450 species of mollusks.
* Located in the Iguazu river in between the borders of Argentine Missiones, and the...
...One of the most famous structures on the list of the seven wonders of the ancient world is The Great Pyramid of Giza. What makes this structure the most recognizable on the list? Not only is this pyramid the oldest structure on the list, but it is the only structure that still remains. The Great Pyramid of Giza was the tallest man made structure in the world for 3800 years which is not only a testament to its durability but to its mark as one of the most remarkable structures built. It is no wonder that The Great Pyramid of Giza was placed on the list of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
The Great Pyramid of Giza is a fairly typical pyramid. It is not decorated with reliefs or inscriptions, and it is built in the same shape as all other pyramids. The Pyramid of Giza was not the first pyramid to be built, yet this pyramid has become one of the most famous structures in the world. Why has this particular pyramid gained all the fame and glory? The Pyramid of Giza, though not much larger than most pyramids, is in fact the largest pyramid ever built. This pyramid exemplifies the advancements and accomplishments of architecture in Egypt. The pyramid is large, precise and required an overwhelming amount of organization. It is not the pyramid that is so fascinating, but it is the process and method used to create it. Even today, Egyptologists are not completely...