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Unformatted text preview: Annotated Response Paper 1 I. UGC 111: World Civilization Sarah Shelden Cait Keegan September 21, 2006 Section G9 II. Holland Barbara. “Cleopatra: What Kind of Woman Was She Anyway?” Annual Editions: World History . Vol. 1, 8 th ed. Eds. Helen B. & Joseph R. Mitchell. Dubuque: McGraw-Hill, 2005. 80-84 III. This article seeks to expand the stereotypical, media-made image of Cleopatra; to portray a broader, seemingly more historically accurate, representation of the Egyptian Queen. Through Barbara Holland, one catches sight of an intelligent, driven, and ambitious Cleopatra. IV. 1. As Cleopatra has become idealized as this beautiful, unattainable woman, swept away in a tragic love story, society has become fascinated with her ‘developed image,’ rather than the woman who she really was. Our interests derive from this idea of beauty and perfection; in culture driven by superficial fronts, it is no wonder that such a woman, who supposedly could persuade a man for her own gains, captivates us. Little regard is given to the fact that she may have not been all that beautiful, as seen from her profile on her countries coins, or that she may have been black, or a number of children nearby, rather, we see what we want, “…a woman so beautiful she turned the very air around her sick with...
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- Fall '06
- History, Nile, Mark Antony, Cleopatra