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Unique perspectives on female characters in 13th and 14th century art and literature #SNHU

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Unique perspectives on female characters in 13th/14th century art and literature

The perception of females throughout visual art and literature is something that has always been, and most likely always will be, criticized heavily. With a large portion of art being influenced by religious text/morals/beliefs and conservative ideals (which was probably attributed to said religious feelings to an extent), it is few and far between that we witness pieces of visual art or secular texts that portray women in a relatively modern light. Two pieces that do this are The Wife of Bath’s Tale (and prologue) within Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales and the statue Elevation of Mary Magdalene housed within St. John’s Cathedral in Torun, Poland.

The Canterbury Tales was believed to be written by Chaucer across the course of his lifetime…

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DP Daily Prompt: Junk Food Junkie

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What’ your biggest junk food weakness? Tell us about it in its sugary, salty glory.

 

 

I am not a ‘Junk Food Junkie’ per se , having said that I must admit I do give in to some foods which might be called junk, e.g., Pizza. I do not indulge that much but every now and then I love a slice of that spicy, cheesy pizza to substitute for all the healthy foods I make myself eat. There is one thing which keeps me away from the delicious junk food and that is, I do not entertain the thought of getting my house doors wider so I can fit in. It’s terrible it’ll be spending money to fix my doors,buy new clothing, I’d be short of breath while walking and a whole bunch of unknown problems.

Who wants to buy trouble by being a ‘Junk food Junkie’.  I tell myself once in a while is okay.

 

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Writing Prompt: Million-dollar question

Why do I blog?

I blog for many reasons: 1. To come in contact with awesome people.

2. To learn what I don’t know.

3.To know about  different people all over the world.

4.To see what is common between us

Blogging has brought me closer to some awesome people I’d never have known otherwise. Imagine how wonderful it is to interact with some amazing people sitting right in front of my laptop. My few months of blogging was kind of disappointing,I didn’t know very many people and had no idea how to contact them. Then came my most delightful moment,Leslie whom I didn’t know started writing comments on my post, I was excited, I complained, no one reads my post,she told me to visit other blogs and write comments. I did that there was some response but nothing overwhelming.Then I discovered pingbacks, I was in touch with many of them and had a great time interacting with them.

I started reading all the posts, while doing so I hit Alienora’s Blog. It is one of the best ones I’ve read. When I read her posts I get the feeling how lucky I am to find her. I already am pleased to know different people from other parts of the World, Leslie from   Us ,Ali from Uk., Samir from India, Rainee from Australia, Su Lian from Japan. There are many from US and India. I know a few from Pakistan.

On my blogging journey I found out,we all think alike,we are kind, friendly and willing to help,whenever the need arises. What more can anyone want. I find contentment here.

Writing Prompt: History Of Language

Write a piece of fiction describing the incident that gave rise to the phrase, “third time’s the charm.”

Amy and Bruce were playing scrabble. The first time they played they were close,Bruce was ahead by only a few points. Amy was disgusted, she thought she’d win because she had a larger vocabulary than Bruce.

 She challenged him to play another round, she was certain there is no way Bruce will win the second time. Both sat and play was on, Amy made careful note of her points,at one point it seemed Amy would win,she had more points than Bruce. Bruce was relaxed he didn’t care who’d win. Amy picked some letters, her face turned red when she checked the letters, they were Q,J,and X, she had used up her letter U and I. Chances of using Q,J, and X was minimal. when they deducted the points of the letters she couldn’t use, Bruce won the second time also. Amy gave up,she stood up to leave.

Bruce convinced her to play one more time, he said, “You know third time’s the charm.” Amy did not believe in these phrases, but sat down reluctantly to play one more time. 

This time it was taking longer to finish the game, Amy was tired and lost interest, but Bruce kept encouraging her. Each one picked up their last seven tiles. Amy checked hers, all her tiles were looking good, if she could use her strategy well,chances were good she could win.

It seemed Bruce was too serious,did he get letters he couldn’t use, well he had the same fate as Amy,he could not use all his tiles and ended up losing.Well he said, “Didn’t I tell you third time’s the charm.” 

Whatever, Amy said, “I’m hungry let’s  go to “Burger King” and have some spicy burgers.”

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April blogging challenge–Letter-O

 

Okra tall green plant

It’s green pods are good to eat

It’s very tasty!    

 

Off I’ll go and buy

My favorite green pods I

 Know you will like it!

 

I am sure that you

Will find Okra delicious

Can you please try it?

 

 

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DP Daily Prompt: You Sexy Thing

Tell us about your best confidence outfit. Don’t leave out the shoes or the perfect accessories.

My best confidence outfit is a conservative suit, it will be a white blouse with long sleeves, black trousers and black jacket, black flat heeled shoes, and white socks.

I’d wear a gold bangle on my right wrist, my wrist watch on the left. Gold studs in my ears, a gold chain with a pendant around my neck and I’d tie my hair with a narrow white ribbon.

This will be my confidence outfit for most occasions.

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Letter N

No, said mom you are Not allowed to go out today. But why said Nafisa I was good all week, “please let me go.” Nafisa cried. As if by magic Naughty knocked the door, mom opened the door she found a dwarf staring at her.

At first mom was Nervous, his googlie eyes frightened her. She was determined to be calm. Naughty looked at her and said, “I know you are a Nice lady, you love Nafisa, I have come to take her out to Nancy’s party, please let her go.”

Mom was anxious, she started thinking what can she do, should she say yes or No, all this time Naughty kept his googlie eyes focused on mom. “What’s it going to be, Yes or No” he said.

Mom replied in verses, ” No is a nasty word that I know

But remember she has to be back by nine”

No problem   said Naughty that’s fine”

Away they went to Nancy’s party!

They sang and they danced

They had a great time

Naughty and Nafisa came 

Came home after Nine!

 

                                                          Nafisa said, “Naughty 

                                                         What will I do 

                                                        Sorry said, Naughty

I cannot help you!

 

                                                       Nafisa was grounded 

This I know

What happened to Naughty

I really don’t know!!

 

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Writing Prompt: The satisfaction of a list

Who doesn’t love a list? So write one!  Top five slices of Pizza in your town, ten reasons Disco will never die, the three secrets to Happiness–go silly or go deep just go list-Y

These are my three secrets to “Happiness”

1. Mind my business

2. Become a serious thinker

3. Eat what I like

 

1. Mind my business: We live in a crazy world where minding my business may not be that easy. I am willing to try and see if it makes me completely insane or wiser than I am. My plan is to read my novel,it is a good one,the title is,” Art of Hearing Heartbeats”it’s translated from German by Kevin Wiliarty. It I hope will  take my mind off from thinking about the trivialities of life.

2. Become a serious thinker: This one will be a very satisfying thing for my heart and soul. I’d be able to hang out with the famous thinkers by reading their writings about their view on life. I’d learn from Iqbal about awareness of self,  from Tagore the the mysteries of his poems and songs. From Socrates about life in general.

3. Eat what I like:  I will buy everything I like from the super market. Each day I’d make a casserole to save time. If I get tired of the casserole I’d switch to chicken curry and rice. This will continue for a few days. My next dish I’d make would be vegetable Biriyani. This I hope will last for another week. I’d rotate this for a month. By the time the month is over I’d have had enough. Then it’d be sandwiches and soup.

 

I am positive minding my own business,becoming a serious thinker and eating what I like will keep my sanity in check and I’d be a very happy person!

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