Essay Western Humanities

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Western Humanities

     The Western Humanities covers a broad scope within the world as me know it today. Many of the influences and inspirations that many claim to motivate them to make continuous advancements are from a basis of our past. Whether it is art, literature or social movements we as a civilization must always look at our past as a blueprint. Our history is our blueprint for life. I think the purpose of studying the Western Humanities is to take a look at our past. No matter what race color or religion a majority of our countries’ people are a descendent of the Western world. Its almost like looking as a very large family tree and learning about it. There are many reasons that can be put together to
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These poets, writers, artists, painters and sculptures were not only admired for their work but set apart from everyone else. An excellent example of this is Michelangelo. During the sixteenth century he evolved as a true sculptural genius. He not only sculpted statues but is the creator of the magnificent ceiling artwork in the Sistine Chapel. There were other many greats such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Raphael, both painters. I have previously heard of these men as well as others but I didn’t have a chance to look further into their works. Today it seems as these men are mentioned with the greatest of honor. Though they did not lead a revolutionary war or invent the light bulb, they did revolutionize many of artistic values such as perception and detail. They seem to be seen almost as godlike from our history. There is a lot of freedom in expression and in our world nothing is more sacred. None of these art expressions would have been possible without some sort of predecessor.
     The geographic aspects of the Western Humanities is just as important as any. As far back as the Athenian and Roman Empire there was in importance for land and morals. This ongoing battle not only ensued in the west but all over the world. As we studied the different civilizations, nations, rulers, and movements there became a better sense of understanding for the reasons

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