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Agony And The Ecstasy: Summary, Characters, Themes, Analysis

Summary The Agony and the Ecstasy depicts Michelangelo’s struggle to become the embodiment of Renaissance humanism. In the course of the novel Michelangelo must overcome the interference of his family, religious dogma, political intrigue, papal patronage, military campaigns, and artistic jealousy to realize his artistic ambition. Despite his father’s opposition, twelve-year-old Michelangelo becomes an apprentice,…

How do 401(k) Plans work? What are they?

There are many economic issues facing the nation today.  While some are extremely important in determining how the economy is balanced, others are not.  Although this is true, that does not necessarily make these lesser important issues obsolete.  Take, for example, the recent issue of corporate leaders matching contributors to the 401(k) plan with company…

Martial Arts: Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Budo, Bujitsu, Ninjitsu

The term “martial arts” is a general term used to describe general types of fighting. Most martial arts practiced today came from China, Japan, and Korea. There are hundreds of types of martial arts, each divided into specific styles or systems. Technically, martial arts fall into two categories: percussive, and non-percussive. In percussive martial arts…