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Fennyman, An Essential Character

“Cut Off His Nose” scene Shakespeare in Love is a movie tells a part of William Shakespeare’s life. There are many interesting characters making the movie attractive. Fennyman is one of them. Hugh Fenneyman, known as “the money”, finances the … Continue reading

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Augusta Savage: the modernism sculptured in the clay

Augusta Savage, known as a famous sculptor of the Harlem Renaissance, used her hands and clay to demonstrate modernism and to lead the human rights movement. Augusta was born in Florida and was interested in sculpture. However, sculpture could not … Continue reading

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Sorrow and Resilience

  Mark Twain is a man went through things and different experiences in his life. The hardship in his life gave him a big gift for his success. The gift is resilience. Twain was born in a poor family so … Continue reading

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Jim’s humanity

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The witness of American history: New England timber

As an international student studying in Connecticut, I am really interested in the history of New England. After reading page 23 to 25 of the book American Canopy, I have got a better understanding of the early history of New … Continue reading

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