Mosaic II.docx Assignment 3

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Mosaic II: Second Assignment Prof. Douglas Greenfield James Soyemi Mosaic Mix Tape Vol. 2: Money, Power, Science, Environment Throughout my two semesters of intellectual heritage (Mosaics), I’ve learned that text can be expressed not only through words, but in a variety of ways. Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials. It may be a technique of decorative art, an aspect of interior decoration, or of cultural and spiritual significance as in a cathedral. In my assignment I will express the mosaic literature I read this semester through music. My Mosaic mix tape consist of the following tracks: “Power” Kanye West, “Me against the World” 2Pac, “Wake up America” Miley Cyrus, “Who Will Survive in America” Kanye West, “Don’t inject Me” Health Ranger, “Survival of The Fittest” Mobb Deep, and “What I’ve Done” Linkin Park. I believe that these tracks relate with specific characters, as well as the entire text we read this semester. In unit one, we read two books that illustrated Power. Power is the ability to act or produce an effect. In the books we read, power is defined as having authority and rights over individuals. In the song “Power” Kanye West is describing all the issues going on in society, similar to Machiavelli in The Prince . In The Prince , Machiavelli voiced out his opinion on government and what changes that was needed to be made. The one verse in the song that stuck out to me is “No one man should have all that power”. This verse made me think of Cesare Bogia. During his short lifespan he held many titles and ruled Spain (Duke of Romagna) for
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many years. Although he got his power from his father Pope Alexander VI of Spain, Machiavelli
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