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Circus in China

One of the most spectacular arts of China is of course circus. This art has been originated from the every day working routine of the plain peasants. During performing their every day activities the people used every single opportunity to develop their stamina and adroitness. Later the circus art became the obligatory part of Chinese martial and religious ceremonies. That’s why a wide range of weapon and household utensils are used in the modern Chinese circus performances. In the past the people used the things that they could easily find in their houses, such as plates or jars. Using plain chairs and other pieces of furniture the people developed the flexibility of their their bodies. Many of the acrobatic performances were originally some certain kinds of sports or games.

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Werther Syndrome

This syndrome has received its name from the novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “The Sorrows of Young Werther” published in 1774. the main character of the novel, a young man named Werther falls in love with Charlotte, who is engaged to Albert. Albert is 11 years older than Charlotte and Werther understands that he has no chance to marry Charlotte. Finally he makes a decision to travel to Weimar. After Werther has returned to his native town he founds Charlotte married to Albert. Werther is aware of the fact that the future life is impossible and the one from them is to die. He can’t find enough courage to kill Albert or Charlotte and commits a suicide. He leaves the death note bu neither Albert no Charlotte attend his funeral.

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