ARTIFACTS: ROMEO AND JULIET & WEST SIDE STORY COMMON THEME: LOVE AND DEATH Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:? I. Descr

  

ARTIFACTS: ROMEO AND JULIET & WEST SIDE STORY
COMMON THEME: LOVE AND DEATH
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed: 
I. Describe the cultural artifacts that you chose. Consider questions such as these in your response: What is the name or title of the artifact? Who is the author or artist? What is the date or time period when the artifact was created? What is the cultural location or physical setting of the artifact? In addition, you could consider including a photograph or image of each cultural artifact, if they are visual artifacts.  
 II. Identify at least one common theme that will serve as the framework of your exploration document. How is the theme expressed in your artifacts?  
 III. Explain how the theme you identified is related to your personal experience. For instance, you could discuss how the expression of the theme in your cultural artifacts is connected to you personally.  
 IV. Discuss a profession that could be impacted by the theme you identified. In other words, how is the theme you identified related to professional experiences? How could a working knowledge of the humanities be useful in this field?  
 V. Describe at least three humanities resources that you could use to investigate your theme and artifacts. Your sources must be relevant to your theme and of an appropriate academic nature. In your description, consider questions such as the following: What are the similarities and differences in the content of your sources? What makes them appropriate and relevant for investigating your issue? What was your thought process when you were searching for sources? How did you make choices? Did you encounter any obstacles and, if so, how did you overcome them? If you did not, why do you think it was so easy to find what you needed?  
 VI. Use the humanities resources that you selected to research your theme and cultural artifacts, making sure that you cite your sources. Based on your research, do the following: 
A. Discuss the relationship between each cultural artifact and its historical context. In other words, what were the circumstances under which each artifact was created? 
B. Explain the similarities and differences that you observe in the cultural artifacts you selected, in relation to the theme. For instance, do the artifacts contain any symbolism? If so, how are the symbols both similar and different? What do the symbols tell you about each artifact? 
C. Discuss the medium—such as literature, music, or sculpture—through which your cultural artifacts were created. For instance, how did the creator or creators of each artifact use the medium to convey something about the meaning of the artifact?  
 VII. Based on your research, develop a thesis statement that conveys the claim you plan to make about your theme and artifacts. Your thesis statement should be clear, specific, and arguable.  
 VIII. Based on your research, identify an audience that would be interested in your theme and thesis statement. For example, who would benefit most from hearing your message?  
 IX. Describe how and why you can tailor your message to your audience, providing specific examples based on your research. For example, will your audience understand the terminology and principles used by humanities scholars, or will you need to explain these? How will you communicate effectively with your audience?  
 X. Provide a reference list that includes all of the humanities resources you used to research your artifacts, theme, and thesis statement. Ensure that your list is formatted according to current APA guidelines (or another format with instructor permission).  
 Guidelines for Submission: You will upload the polished version of the Word document you downloaded from Soomo to the submission link for instructor grading and feedback. Please see the feedback provided by your instructor in your SNHU course. Your exploration document should adhere to the following formatting requirements: 3 to 5 pages in length, double-spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman font and one-inch margins. You should use current APA style guidelines (or another format approved by your instructor) for your citations and reference list.  

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Exploration Document Draft

Jennifer Moore
Southern New Hampshire University
HUM200: Applied Humanities
Benjamin Truitt
May 24, 2022

Exploration Document Draft
Cultural Artifacts
The first artifact that I have chosen is Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. It was written by Shakespeare about 1594-96 in his period of “early mastery” during the Italian Renaissance. Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet to help couples appreciate their love for one another. Romeo and Juliet has a setting in Verona, Italy. Verona up until 1405 was an independent city but eventually become Venetian Republic (Pserb, Park Ridge Illinois, 2011). The second artifact that I have chosen is West Side Story the musical. The music is by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Arthur Laurents. West side Story is set in the mid-1950s, in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City. Which in this era was considered a multiracial, blue collar neighborhood (Gottlieb, 2001).

Common Theme
The theme that is common between Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story is love and death. This is the type of love that helps young lovers ignore your loyalty to family and friends. The love that Romeo had for Juliet and Tony had for Maria was the love that had these young men disobey the loyalty and love for everyone around them including themselves at times. Society and their families expected something different from both of the lovers in each story. So much so that the act of suicide with Romeo and Juliet and the tragic death of Tony by Chino because he thought Maria was killed.
Personal Experience
Falling in love at a young age is hard to justify to either your parents or society.Either way no one really thinks you are in “love” and that is it just “puppy love”.Because how can anyone at a young age be in love or even know what love is? Well, when I was young, my husband and I fell in love and both sides of the family were like absolutely not. They were not having it. I grew up in what society saw as high class and my husband grew up in what society saw a low class. So, my parents did not see eye to eye with how his family was living and vice versa. It was very difficult. But I was fixing to turn the age of 18 and they could no longer control it caused many feuds in both sides of the family. Even though there were no deaths involved it seemed like death when we were not speaking to any family members, for both sides. We were excluded from both sides of the family for quite some time, but after all our story ended up a fairy tale and we are all together as one.
Profession
Counselling psychology is one of the professions that could be impacted by love and death. This is because psychologists are at most times involved in addressing the emotional and psychological needs of the clients. This include assisting the clients get over experiences of loss of loved ones and those who experience death. The success of any counsellor or psychologist in handling the cases can be influenced by the level of understanding of the professional on either death and love and how the two concepts relate to the mental and psychological wellbeing of the client (Challoner & Papayianni, 2018).
Humanities Resources
There are three main history resources that can be used. One of the resources that can be used include the OmniFile Full Text Mega. This is a database that provides a wide variety of secondary sources such as journal articles covering humanities on different topics and themes including death and love. Another humanities source is the Humanities Source Ultimate which provides a wide variety of humanity topics and how they influence human life in one different ways. The third source that can be used is JSTOR. This is more efficient in that it provides articles and books that have been authored from the 1900s to the present date (Somoza-Fernández et al, 2018).
Historical Context
Romeo and Juliet was developed as a tool for creating awareness on important aspects in the society. During this era, love was considered an important tool in building successful families and communities. The West Side Story on the other side is used as a reflection of the changes that have occurred in relationships in the modern society as defined and shaped by the modern culture.
Similarities and Differences
The two cultural artifacts are similar in that they show how love can be used as a tool to overcome challenges in life. Although there is a difference in the way the challenges are presented in the artifacts as they reflect different times in history, they both show presence of love as the main strategy to walking together through life.
Medium
The two mediums are created through literature. The West Side Story is also developed through film where every part of the initial literature is captured.
Thesis Statement
Thesis statement: Love contributes significantly to the pain experienced in death of a person among the close relatives and associates left by the dead.
This statement is based on two major variables which also serves as the common themes in the literature. There is an independent variable which is love. Love also happens to be one of the themes that are common in the two artifacts that were selected for this discussion. The second variable which serves as the dependent variable in the discussion is death. Death is treated as the second part of the common theme that can be discussed in details in the discussion. In this discussion, the two artifacts can be analyzed in details to show or verify that the characters involved in the artifacts suffered great loss as a result of the love they had for the people who died. Also, the analysis can show ways in which the characters suffered as a result of death of the beloved partners or friends.
Audience
There are two main classifications of audiences that can be interested by the message. The first classification of the audience include the professionals in the field of psychology or those who are engaged in the mental and emotional health of individuals. The main reason these professionals would be interested is to determine theories that can be used in developing treatment plans for individuals experiencing mental discomfort and depressions as a result of losing people they loved most. Another classification or group of participants that can be interested in the discussion and the message are the youth between the ages of 19 to 35. This comprise of a majority of people who are either engaged, committed or at infatuation stages with their partners or lovers. Some of the people at this age live in the fantasy of being with their loved ones and partners for the rest of their lives where some are dedicated to make sacrifices for their loved ones.
Message
The message can be tailored through changing the wording and the way in which the message is expressed in the discussion. For instance, psychology professionals are more official and prefer scientific and detailed analysis of the highlighted themes. More evidence is needed in developing the paper. This is different when it comes to the second audience where they would prefer experiencing more suspicion and more fantasy in the way the themes on love and death are explained in the discussion. Use of a casual language would engage more people or a larger audience.

References
Atchity, K. J. (2021). Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature.
Lee, D. A. (2022). West Side Story (musical). Salem Press Encyclopedia.
Elizabeth A. Wells. (2011). West Side Story : Cultural Perspectives on an American Musical. Scarecrow Press.

Gottlieb, Jack. 2001. West Side Story Guide. Leonard Bernstein Office. Retrieved on May 11, 2022 from https://leonardbernstein.com/works/view/9/west-side-story
Pserb, Park Ridge Illinois. May 18, 2011. Why Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet. Retrieved on May 11, 2022 from https://www.teenink.com/nonfiction/academic/article/328034/Why-Shakespeare Wrote Romeo-and Juliet/#:~:text=Well%2C%20the%20answer%20to%20this,lovers%20can%20find%20t emselves%20in.
Challoner, H., & Papayianni, F. (2018). Evaluating the role of formulation in counselling psychology: A systematic literature review. The European Journal of Counselling Psychology, 7(1).
Somoza-Fernández, M., Rodríguez-Gairín, J. M., & Urbano, C. (2018). Journal coverage of the emerging sources citation index. Learned Publishing, 31(3), 199-204.

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HUM 200 Project Part One: Exploration Document Guidelines and Rubric
Overview We all share common experiences that can be generally classified within the major themes of art. Examples of these themes include love, mortality, identity, truth, and beauty. The representation of these themes through various media reveals central beliefs shared by a common people. The comparison of objects from the humanities with similar themes helps to uncover not only the uniqueness of each respective cultural artifact, but also a shared human consciousness that transcends time and place.
Your project for this course has two parts. In Project Part One, you will complete an exploration document examining two cultural artifacts that you select, identifying a theme common to both of them and developing a thesis statement related to the theme and artifacts. You will also identify an audience who would be interested in your artifacts, theme, and thesis statement. In Project Part Two, you will develop a presentation for your audience. In your presentation, you will discuss the impact of the cultural artifacts, theme, and thesis statement on both individuals and society, supporting your claims with evidence. You will also explain how study of the humanities has impacted you both personally and professionally.
In Project Part One, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:
? Illustrate the impact of the humanities on personal and professional experiences ? Select appropriate and relevant resources in the humanities in investigating expressions of human creativity ? Communicate effectively to specific audiences in examining fundamental aspects of human culture ? Apply essential principles of the humanities in exploring major themes of human culture and creativity
Prompt Choose two cultural artifacts to analyze. These artifacts may take the form of any artistic medium, such as literature, poetry, music, film, dance, painting, and sculpture, and so on. Then, identify a common theme and compare your examples to one another as expressions of the same theme in different cultural artifacts. Chapters 3 through 6 in the Soomo webtext will walk you through this process.
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
I. Describe the cultural artifacts that you chose. Consider questions such as these in your response: What is the name or title of the artifact? Who is the author or artist? What is the date or time period when the artifact was created? What is the cultural location or physical setting of the artifact? In addition, you could consider including a photograph or image of each cultural artifact, if they are visual artifacts.
II.
Identify at least one common theme that will serve as the framework of your exploration document. How is the theme expressed in your artifacts?
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III. Explain how the theme you identified is related to your personal experience. For instance, you could discuss how the expression of the theme in your cultural artifacts is connected to you personally.
IV. Discuss a profession that could be impacted by the theme you identified. In other words, how is the theme you identified related to professional experiences? How could a working knowledge of the humanities be useful in this field?
V. Describe at least three humanities resources that you could use to investigate your theme and artifacts. Your sources must be relevant to your theme and of an appropriate academic nature. In your description, consider questions such as the following: What are the similarities and differences in the content of your sources? What makes them appropriate and relevant for investigating your issue? What was your thought process when you were searching for sources? How did you make choices? Did you encounter any obstacles and, if so, how did you overcome them? If you did not, why do you think it was so easy to find what you needed?
VI. Use the humanities resources that you selected to research your theme and cultural artifacts, making sure that you cite your sources. Based on your research, do the following:
A. Discuss the relationship between each cultural artifact and its historical context. In other words, what were the circumstances under which each artifact was created?
B. Explain the similarities and differences that you observe in the cultural artifacts you selected, in relation to the theme. For instance, do the artifacts contain any symbolism? If so, how are the symbols both similar and different? What do the symbols tell you about each artifact?
C. Discuss the medium—such as literature, music, or sculpture—through which your cultural artifacts were created. For instance, how did the creator or creators of each artifact use the medium to convey something about the meaning of the artifact?
VII. Based on your research, develop a thesis statement that conveys the claim you plan to make about your theme and artifacts. Your thesis statement
should be clear, specific, and arguable. VIII. Based on your research, identify an audience that would be interested in your theme and thesis statement. For example, who would benefit most from
hearing your message?
IX. Describe how and why you can tailor your message to your audience, providing specific examples based on your research. For example, will your audience understand the terminology and principles used by humanities scholars, or will you need to explain these? How will you communicate effectively with your audience?
X. Provide a reference list that includes all of the humanities resources you used to research your artifacts, theme, and thesis statement. Ensure that your list is formatted according to current APA guidelines (or another format with instructor permission).
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Project Part One Rubric
Guidelines for Submission: You will upload the polished version of the Word document you downloaded from Soomo to the submission link for instructor grading and feedback. Please see the feedback provided by your instructor in your SNHU course. Your exploration document should adhere to the following formatting requirements: 3 to 5 pages in length, double-spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman font and one-inch margins. You should use current APA style guidelines (or another format approved by your instructor) for your citations and reference list.
Critical Elements Exemplary Proficient Needs Improvement Not Evident Value
Cultural Artifacts Meets “Proficient” criteria and description is exceptionally clear and contextualized (100%)
Describes selected cultural artifacts (85%)
Describes selected cultural artifacts but with gaps in detail or clarity (55%)
Does not describe selected cultural artifacts (0%)
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Common Theme Meets “Proficient” criteria and identified theme is especially well-aligned with artifacts (100%)
Identifies at least one common theme to serve as framework of exploration document and explains how theme is expressed in artifacts (85%)
Identifies at least one common theme to serve as framework of exploration document and explains how theme is expressed in artifacts but with gaps in clarity or detail (55%)
Does not identify at least one common theme to serve as framework of exploration document and does not explain how theme is expressed in artifacts (0%)
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Personal Experience Meets “Proficient” criteria and explanation demonstrates keen insight into impact of humanities on personal experiences (100%)
Explains ho w identified theme is related to personal experience (85%)
Explains ho w identified theme is related to personal experience but with gaps in clarity or detail (55%)
Does not explain how identified theme is related to personal experience (0%)
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Profession Meets “Proficient” criteria and explanation demonstrates keen insight into impact of humanities on professional experiences (100%)
Discusses a profession that could be impacted by identified theme (85%)
Discusses a profession that could be impacted by identified theme but with gaps in clarity or detail (55%)
Does not discuss a profession that could be impacted by identified theme (0%)
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Humanities Resources Meets “Proficient” criteria and description of resources demonstrates strong understanding of information needed to investigate expressions o f human creativity (100%)
Describes at least three relevant and appropriate humanities resources that could be used to investigate theme and artifacts (85%)
Describes at least three humanities resources that could be used to investigate theme and artifacts but with gaps in appropriateness, relevance, or detail (55%)
Does not describe humanities resources that could be used to investigate theme and artifacts (0%)
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Critical Elements Exemplary Proficient Needs Improvement Not Evident Value
Research: Historical Context
Meets “Proficient” criteria and response demonstrates insight into essential humanities principles (100%)
Discusses relationship between each cultural artifact and its historical context, citing sources (85%)
Discusses relationship between each cultural artifact and its historical context but with gaps in detail, clarity, or citation (55%)
Does not discuss relationship between each cultural artifact and its historical context (0%)
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Research: Similarities and Differences
Meets “Proficient” criteria and response demonstrates insight into essential humanities principles (100%)
Explains similarities and differences observed in cultural artifacts in relation to theme, citing sources (85%)
Explains similarities and differences observed in cultural artifacts but not in relation to theme or with gaps in detail, clarity, or citation (55%)
Does not explain similarities and differences observed in cultural artifacts (0%)
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Research: Medium Meets “Proficient” criteria and response demonstrates insight into essential humanities principles (100%)
Discusses the medium through which the cultural artifacts were created, citing sources (85%)
Discusses the medium through which cultural artifacts were created but with gaps in detail, clarity, or citation (55%)
Does not discuss the medium through which the cultural artifacts were created (0%)
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Thesis Statement Meets “Proficient” criteria and claim demonstrates insight into connection between theme and artifacts (100%)
Develops c lear, specific, and arguable thesis statement that conveys claim about theme and artifacts, based on research (85%)
Develops thes is statement that conveys claim about theme and artifacts but thesis statement is not based on research, lacks clarity or specificity, or is not arguable (55%)
Does not develop thesis statement that conveys claim about theme and artifacts (0%)
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Audience Meets “Proficient” criteria and identification of audience demonstrates insight into theme and thesis statement (100%)
Identifies an audience that would be interested in theme and thesis statement, based on research (85%)
Identifies an audience but audience is not appropriate for theme and thesis statement or is not based on research (55%)
Does not identify an audience (0%)
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Message Meets “Proficient” criteria and response demonstrates sophisticated understanding of how to effectively communicate with specific audience (100%)
Describes how and why message can be tailored to audience, providing specific examples based on research (85%)
Describes how and why message can be tailored to audience but with gaps in examples or research support (55%)
Does not describe how and why message can be tailored to audience (0%)
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Critical Elements Exemplary Proficient Needs Improvement Not Evident Value
Reference List Provides reference list that includes all humanities resources used to research artifacts, theme, and thesis statement, ensuring that list is formatted according to current APA guidelines (100%)
Provides reference list that includes all humanities resources used to research artifacts, theme, and thesis statement, but list has gaps i n adherence to current APA formatting guidelines (55%)
Does not provide reference list that includes all humanities resources used to research artifacts, theme, and thesis statement (0%)
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Articulation of Response
Submission is free of errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization and is presented in a professional and easy-to- read format (100%)
Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization (85%)
Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas (55%)
Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas (0%)
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Total 100%
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