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Alan Bennett's Talking Heads - Alan Bennett's "Talking Heads" "Talking heads" by Alan Bennett is a collection of monologues in which the audience are showed into the life of a character and given an insight into the character's personality and situation.peoples lives are portrayed in comic ways leaving the audience feeling sympathy and guilt for the character in laughing at their misfortune. Monologues are a long speech made by one person. This style of script is really effective and has a powerful effect on the audience. These monologues were written for television broadcasting, programmes presented in this way are put under the genre of tragi-comedy....   [tags: Alan Bennett Talking Heads Essays] 1801 words
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Alan Bennett Talking Heads - Alan Bennett Talking Heads In Bennett's monologues the main character faces an important decision which will affect the course of their lives. I will go on and explain in this essay, the play writer's use of literary techniques - including setting, theme and characterisation- which may make the decision seem correct or not. Talking Heads was originally produced for BBC television but has recently been used as a collection of short stories. Each of the characters portrayed, is played by an actress that has been previously associated with Alan Bennett e.g.:Thora Hird who plays Doris worked on a BBC Radio 4 programme - Deadringers .It is safe to say that Alan Bennett tailored some of the mater...   [tags: English Literature] 1562 words
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The Style of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads - The Style of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads Bennett states in his introduction that "forms....dictate themselves" and that material demands to be "written in a particular way and no other". Each of the characters, according to the author has a "single point of view" and none is "telling the whole story". He says that his characters are "artless" and "don't quite know what they are saying". It is true that this is so. We, the listeners, can make conjectures about all of them. Graham's ambiguous sexuality, Susan's alcoholism and Muriel's perverted husband are not revealed directly through any statements made to us....   [tags: Talking Heads] 477 words
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Isolated and Marginalized Characters of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads - Isolated and Marginalized Characters of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads           All the pieces in Alan Bennett’s collection deal in some way with people who are isolated or marginalized, either because of circumstances or because of their own idiosyncrasies. Every character is, in some way inadequate. Graham is a mother's boy, whose dubious sexuality seems to have caused him severe mental stress. Susan, the vicar's wife, is an alcoholic woman, trapped in a loveless marriage, whose caustic intolerance of her husband's calling alienates her from the rest of the parish and forces her into behaviour which is damaging and dangerous....   [tags: Talking Heads] 1623 words
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How Alan Bennett Explores His Themes Through The Presentation Of Characters In Talking Heads - Alan Bennett presents his characters in Talking Heads by writing the plays in the form of monologue. By employing this technique he has managed to create a rich and detailed World in which his stories unfold but, he only allows us to see it through the eyes of a single narrator. When reading a play that is presented in this manner it is possible to lose sight of the fact that you are only getting one person’s version of events and you may start to believe that you are having conversations reported to you verbatim....   [tags: Talking Heads Essays] 1615 words
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Miss Fozzard in Alan Bennett's Talking Heads - Miss Fozzard in Alan Bennett's Talking Heads The video, “Talking Heads Two” was made in 1998. It is a collection of six dramatic monologues by various different actors, each one telling their own story. Bennett wrote a series of monologues in 1988 for BBC 2 at a time when they were having financial difficulties. Monologues were chosen as they only required a few actors and cameramen. They were successful and Bennett decided to write a second series of monologues, the one which I am going to study is called “Miss Fozzard finds her feet” and I will be discussing how Alan Bennett creates her character and how her story is told....   [tags: Papers] 1909 words
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A Sense of Tragedy and Humour in alan Bennett's Talking Heads Monologues - A Sense of Tragedy and Humour in alan Bennett's Talking Heads Monologues Alan Bennett uses a variety of techniques to convey a sense of both tragedy and humour in his 'Talking Heads' monologues. I will be looking specifically at 'Bed Among The Lentils' and 'Cream Cracker Under The Settee.' Alan Bennett achieves both of these effects by use of several clever choices regarding the casting as well as sound and visual effects. There are two very different types of humour in 'Bed Among The Lentils' and 'Cream Cracker Under The Settee'....   [tags: Papers] 899 words
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Characters Contribute to the Dramatic Effect of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads - "Talking heads" by Alan Bennett is a collection of monologues in which the audience are showed into the life of a character and given an insight into the character's personality and situation. People's lives are portrayed in comic ways leaving the audience feeling sympathy and guilt for the character in laughing at their misfortune. In the play a Chip in the Sugar Alan Bennett shows us a life of a very unconfident man who still lives with his mum. Graham is a middle-aged man with a history of mild mental health problems, living with his mother in Leeds....   [tags: essays research papers] 802 words
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Alan Bennett's 'Talking Heads' inspired my initial idea. - Alan Bennett's 'Talking Heads' inspired my initial idea. DRAMA PRACTICAL =============== Our group comprised of Jennifer Harney, Jamie Hollaway, Antonia Forsyth, Nick Hudson and myself. Alan Bennett's 'Talking Heads' inspired my initial idea. I had imagined two seats on stage with two people portraying an unusual event. The other actors would then act out the narrated story. However this was not met with great enthusiasm and so was immediately dismissed. Our second idea was more stimulating. We came up with the idea of a failing band who were looking for new talent a la 'The commitment', and were holding auditions....   [tags: Drama] 3109 words
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Talking Heads - Talking Heads I am Comparing the characters of Lesley out of her bit chance and Doris from a cream cracker under the settee. Both a cream cracker and her big chance are monologues taken from Alan Bennett's highly successful talking heads series. Which were originally wrote for television in 1987. But has been released as a book and is now being performed on stage The effect the monologue form has on the audience is that the audience feel that the character are talking directly to them and sharing their lives with them....   [tags: Papers] 527 words
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Studying Two Alan Bennett Monologues - Studying Two Alan Bennett Monologues Introduction A monologue is a play with a single performer. The word monologue is of Greek origin and comes from mono-logos. Mono means 'word of one person' and logos means 'voice' hence monologue, 'one voice'. Alan Bennett's work is impressive and his understanding of characterization is second to none. He has an ability to capture the life- styles and backgrounds of the characters he creates. The language of each character brings forward clichés that can be humorous although in my view this might not have been always intentional....   [tags: Papers] 3094 words
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The Portrayal of the Contemporary Society in Talking Heads - The Portrayal of the Contemporary Society in Talking Heads We have been studying three different monologues written by Alan Bennett. They are 'Her Big Chance' involving Lesley an actress, 'Bed Among the Lentils' with Susan, a vicars wife and 'A Chip in the Sugar' including Graham who still lives with his mother. In this essay I am going to discuss how contemporary society is portrayed in all three. There are many different issues in our society which are raised in talking heads, for example: religion, ageism and sexuality....   [tags: Papers] 1205 words
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Born in Yorkshire in 1934, Alan Bennett. - Born in Yorkshire in 1934, Alan Bennett. Born in Yorkshire in 1934, Alan Bennett has been writing, performing and directing since his first theatrical encounters as a student at Oxford in the early 1960's. He first gained success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and later, in collaboration with Dudley Moore, Peter Cooke and Jonathan Miller, enjoyed considerable acclaim with the original Beyond the Fringe. (www.museum.tv. Accessed 26/01/03) Alan Bennett is the archetypal Northerner, his bespeckled, dour appearance make him an unlikely celebrity and he would not look out of place as a slightly muddled professor or, as Bennett himself observes, a vicar....   [tags: English Literature] 2454 words
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Alan Bennett's A Cream Cracker Under the Settee - Alan Bennett's A Cream Cracker Under the Settee How does Alan Bennett reveal Doris’ character, life and attitude in the dramatic monologue “a cream cracker under the settee”. Many of Bennett's characters are unfortunate and downtrodden, as in the Talking Heads series of monologues that was first performed at the Comedy Theatre in London in 1992, and then transferred to television. This was a sextet of poignantly comic pieces, each of which portrayed several stages in the character's decline from their initial state of denial or ignorance of their predicament, through their slow realization of the hopelessness of their situation, to a typically bleak Bennett conclusion....   [tags: Play Criticism Theatre] 1148 words
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Alan Bennett's A Cream Cracker Under the Settee - Alan Bennett's A Cream Cracker Under the Settee Doris, the 75 year old house-proud woman is the main character, the only character in fact in Alan Bennett's dramatic monologue 'A Cream Cracker Under the Settee'. This play is divided into four scenes, each of which are demarcated by blackout. These four scenes show the passage of time throughout one day in the life of Doris, and changes of room and position. Given the limitations its form imposes the play is a successful piece of drama....   [tags: Papers] 753 words
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Maintaining the Audience's Interest in Talking Heads - Maintaining the Audience's Interest in Talking Heads One character talking to a camera for half an hour, Do you call that drama. How does Alan Bennet try to maintain the audience’s interest in his Talking Heads. In A Lady of Letters, Patricia Routledge plays the part of Irene Ruddock, who is a very lonely woman that has an obsession with writing letters to everyone to complain about the smallest of things. She lives by herself, and has done since her mother died. A Lady of Letters is a drama because it includes different amounts of lighting at certain points of the video....   [tags: Talking Heads Alan Bennet Essays] 1876 words
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Alan Bennett's Monologues as Dramas - Alan Bennett's Monologues as Dramas These plays are written for TV rather than theatre and are experimental for different styles of acting with more emphasis being placed on the single actors face. This is in order to show subtle changes in expressions hopefully giving the viewer a more clear insight into the characters feelings. This is more appropriate for "A Cream Cracker…" as it is a moving story, which is portrayed, even more so in the subtle movement of Doris's face "Cracked the photo....   [tags: Alan Bennett Essays Monologue] 1212 words
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A Lady of Letters and Cream Cracker under the Settee by Alan Bennett - "A Lady of Letters" and "Cream Cracker under the Settee" by Alan Bennett The two monologues I am going to be writing about are two elderly women who are lonely and trapped in their own homes. I will be talking about how Doris, one lady from 'Cream cracker under the settee' and Irene, the other lady in 'Lady of letters' are suffering from loneliness. Doris and Irene both live alone. They don't seem to have any special friends. For example, Irene doesn't like being people calling her Irene. People who come across Irene must call her Miss.Ruddock; nobody has called her Irene since her mother died....   [tags: Alan Bennett Monologue Settee Essays] 1863 words
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The History Boys by Alan Bennett - ... Did Jesus Christ say, “Can I be excused from the Crucifixion?” No!”, and that’s a trait that makes the process of studying for the rigorous entrance exams more fun and transitioning for the boys. The significance of the entrance exams and the ultimatum of either passing the tests and becoming successful or failing them and becoming just like Hector are the greatest motivators and phobias throughout the movie. Hector can be seen as being a monster for preying on the emotionally stressed and vulnerable students during their greatest time of weakness, but he also helped alleviate the stress through alternative teaching methods such as role-playing and foreign language practice....   [tags: good versus evil, mortality] 554 words
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The History Boys by Alan Bennett - ‘The History Boys’ can only be ‘merely’ a farce to a certain extent; the use of shocking events juxtaposed with the facetious tone used to create the farcical elements Bennett utilises throughout the play, indicates a underlying polemic message that holds several different implications to the reader. Bennett uses farcical elements, although not exclusively, in the play. The comedic device of stock characters is exploited to the farcical subgenre, with them being created to provide the material for the inclusion of farce in the play....   [tags: story analysis] 1310 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of The Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime” - Rhetorical Analysis of The Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime” Kenneth Burke’s Five Master Terms exist to bring to light the motivation behind, theoretically, any bit of text to which we care to apply them. The beauty of this Pentad is its fundamentality in regards to the motivations humans have in creating words and meaning using the tools of language available. This doesn’t just apply to long-winded theses regarding the nature of dramatistic meaning, though perhaps something like that would be more up Burke’s alley....   [tags: Music Song Musical Papers] 1813 words
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Alan Bennett's The History Boys and Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost - To What Extent Do You Believe that The History Boys and Love's Labour's Lost are Satires on Attitudes to Scholarship. In The History Boys and Love's Labour's Lost, Shakespeare and Alan Bennett both satirise scholarship to various degrees. Love’s Labour’s Lost overall is more satirical; however, there is also an obvious element of satire in The History Boys. In Love's Labour's Lost, Shakespeare heavily satirises education and the pompous nature of some of those who consider themselves scholarly, particularly through the verbosity and pretentious nature of characters such as Holofernes and Armado, as well as the deluded ideas that the King and his Lords have on scholarship....   [tags: The History Boys Essays]
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How Is Miss Ruddock’s Terrible Loneliness Conveyed In Alan Bennett’s - How Is Miss Ruddock’s Terrible Loneliness Conveyed In Alan Bennett’s A Lady Of Letters. Miss Irene Ruddock is an ordinary middle-aged woman who lives on her own. She was close to her mother who had recently passed away. Miss Ruddock has no real friends and finds it difficult to fill her time so she is often sitting in her chair, looking out of her window and noting what is going on in other people’s lives. She has no social life and she only leaves the house when she has to. Alan Bennett shows Miss Ruddock’s loneliness through her obsession of writing letters....   [tags: English Literature] 1460 words
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Alan Bennett's A Cream Cracker Under The Settee - Alan Bennett's A Cream Cracker Under The Settee Alan Bennett's purpose in writing "A Cream Cracker Under The Settee" is to highlight the problems old people face. He points out that obsession with hygiene can be destructive "I never should have tried to dust." Everytime the old lady cleans she gets into trouble. He criticises society for neglecting the old "Home help. Home hindrance." Years ago people used to respect the old, look up to them. But now they get swept under the carpet and forgotten about....   [tags: Papers] 1126 words
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Alan Bennett-writer of these monologues was born in 1934 in Yorkshire - Alan Bennett-writer of these monologues was born in 1934 in Yorkshire but spent most of his adult life in London. Alan Bennett-writer of these monologues-was born in 1934 in Yorkshire but spent most of his adult life in London. Although he was aware of two cultures much of his writing reflects the northern characters and views of his youth and the British way of life. Bennett called these monologues accounts of "ordinary, uneventful, desperate lives." Sometimes called "gossip as Drama" because of the intimacy of the television screen....   [tags: English Literature] 748 words
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Doris in Alan Bennett's A Cream Cracker Under the Settee - Doris in Alan Bennett's A Cream Cracker Under the Settee In play 'A Cream Cracker Under the Settee' Alan Bennett uses many techniques and dramatic devices to make his script seem real, believable, and also enjoyable. I am going to study the statement, 'Doris is just a moaning old woman.' I will then investigate and explore how Bennett manages to maintain our sympathy for the lead protagonist in the script, Doris. I will cover many points such as Doris' relationships, the use of the cameras, lighting, music and other significant techniques he uses to gain his audiences interest and to uphold their sympathy for Doris....   [tags: Papers] 1344 words
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Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley - In his wickedly clever debut mystery, Alan Bradley introduces the one and only Flavia de Luce: a refreshingly precocious, sharp, and impertinent 11-year old heroine who goes through a bizarre maze of mystery and deception. Bradley designs Bishop’s Lacey, a 1950s village, Buckshaw, the de Luce’s crumbling Gothic mansion, and reproduces the hedges, gently rolling hills, and battered lanes of the countryside with explicit detail. Suspense mounts up as Flavia digs up long-buried secrets after the corpse of an ominous stranger emerges in the cucumber patch of her country estate....   [tags: Alan Bradley] 1012 words
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Rorschach and Ozymandias In Alan Moore's The Watchmen - In Alan Moore's The Watchmen, Moore presents the reader with two drastically different characters who have one strikingly similar trait. Ozymandias is a handsome, rich, public, and powerful man. Rorschach is an ugly, poor, private, and almost worthless man. Despite all of these contrasts, they share a common philosophy: they believe that the ends justify the means. This is a major theme of the story, and through it Moore causes the reader the ask themselves the question - do the ends justify the means....   [tags: Alan Moore, The Watchmen]
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The Character of Doris in 'A Cream Cracker Under the Settee' by Alan Bennett - The Character of Doris in 'A Cream Cracker Under the Settee' by Alan Bennett The melancholy of life, death and old age, are one of the many issues dealt with, in Alan Bennett’s heart-rending tale. It tells the story of an isolated, fragile, elderly woman, who feels ensnared in a modernised society in which she strives for her sovereignty and prominence. In a culture where the old are forgotten, neglected and depicted as useless. ‘A Cream Cracker Under The Settee’ seems to be the perfect title of the play as the double entendre epitomizes this remarkably....   [tags: Papers] 3369 words
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A Chip in the Sugar by Alan Bennett and A Sons Veto by Thomas Hardy - This essay compares two stories one twentieth century A Chip in the Sugar by Alan Bennett. And the other story is pre twentieth century A Sons Veto by Thomas Hardy This essay compares two stories one twentieth century 'A Chip in the Sugar' by Alan Bennett. And the other story is pre twentieth century 'A Sons Veto' by Thomas Hardy, At first glance at both the stories the two stories don't seem to have that much in common, A son veto is quite a tragic whereas a chip in the sugar has a happy ending but the two stories have there similarities both center on mother son relationships and both mothers have a disability of some sort in a sons veto Sophie cannot walk due to an ankle injury, and Ve...   [tags: English Literature] 1463 words
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Rorschach In Alan Moore's The Watchmen - Through the character Rorshach, The Watchmen explores the issues of nature verses nurture for him. Moore adds that a super hero, can be a psychological argument. A super hero is neither born nor shaped by environment, it is the creation of an alter ego to suppress childhood conflicting inner issues. Rorshach dealt with issues as a young child that rationalized in his mind to hide behind a costume and a mask in order to live. The first character the book introduces to the reader to is Rorschach, Walter Joseph Kovacs, one of the main characters....   [tags: Alan Moore, The Watchmen] 1271 words
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Alan Turning: A Sad Mystery - Alan Turning: A Sad Mystery “The original question, ‘Can machines think?’ I believe to be too meaningless to deserve discussion. Nevertheless I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted…. The popular view that scientists proceed inexorably from well-established fact to well-established fact, never being influenced by any improved conjecture, is quite mistaken....   [tags: Alan Turning Enigma Biography Papers]
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Profile of Rorschach in Alan Moore’s Watchmen - Who chooses our heroes. Who watches our heroes. Who watches the Watchmen. Over the course of history, many public figures have been scrutinized for heroic actions that some have deemed controversial. Charles Darwin dismantled theories of Creationism with his discoveries in evolutionary biology. President Harry Truman single-handedly ended World War II by authorizing the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, killing thousands upon thousands of civilians. Gangster John Dillinger stole from banks all across the U.S....   [tags: Alan Moore, The Watchmen 2014]
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Alan Moore's The Watchmen - Allen Moore’s sordid depiction of twentieth century life presents a complex world, where the distinction between a virtuous hero and a villainous wrongdoer is often blurred. In stark contrast to the traditionally popularized portrayal of superheroes, whose unquestionably altruistic motives ultimately produce unrealistically idealized results; the realistically flawed characters of Watchmen exist in a multi faceted world characterized by moral ambiguity. America’s imperialistic ambitions have long been justified as an expression of American idealism....   [tags: Alan Moore, The Watchmen]
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Alan Paton's Cry the Beloved Country - Alan Paton's Cry the Beloved Country The book I have chosen to write about is Cry the Beloved Country. This book is about ambiguity and reconciliation. The main character in the story Stephan Kumalo has to deal his the struggle of his family, and trying to keep them together. The first few chapters of this book are place in a small town called Ndotshenti. But the action in this takes place in the largest city on South Africa, Johannesburg. Stephan Kumalo finds out there can be day light even when nothing in you life is going right....   [tags: Alan Paton Cry Beloved Country Essays] 905 words
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Bennett Springs State Park - Bennett Springs State Park Bennett Springs is a state park located near Lebanon, Missouri. The park is centered on a spring, deep in the ground that was caused by an earthquake, according to the Osage Native Americans. The spring was bought from the Bennett heirs in 1924 and 1925. Since then, the land has been turned into a state park. It has been stocked with mountain trout since then and is great for fishing. The Niangua River, the river into which the spring flows, is a great river to canoe....   [tags: Papers] 585 words
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No Talking in School - As we grow into adults, the rules that abide to us change. Such as our curfew, bed time, and house chores. We mature as each year goes by and start to take responsibility for our decisions. The rule that applies to us even at a mature age is the “no talking” rule in class. I was constantly told to not talking class and several times when I was younger, my name was etched on the white board resulting in no recess. Even at the age I’m at now, I’m still constantly reminded to be aware of what I wanted to say....   [tags: Behavior Management ]
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Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton - ... Kumalo received a letter by Msimangu stating that his sister Gertrude is ill. Stephen takes action by going to Johannesburg to find his sister with the help of Msimangu. They find her, but Gertrude is a prostitute, sells wine, and has a kid. The tribal system is broken by Gertrude on the way she is living her life. Stephen Kumalo accepts the fact she has a kid but demands her to go back home with him. Kumalo also learns other ways people live in Johannesburg. He learns how the natives live, like in Shanty Town, a place that’s made out of materials to make forts....   [tags: story analysis] 846 words
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Alan Moore's Watchmen - Alan Moore’s “Watchmen” focuses on several characters throughout the novel making the idea of a main character moot. However, one character can be described as the most influential to the plot of the graphic novel. Rorschach can be seen as such due to the fact that he narrates a large portion of the novel, and his heroic code that he follows. Not only does he influence the plot by those two reasons, but also by uniting the characters after a long silence. The Comedian is the only character that almost perfectly fits as the character with the most influence on the plot of “Watchmen.” The death of his character allows for the plot to be set in motion....   [tags: Character Analysis, Parody, Reality]
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Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country - “For it is the dawn that has come, as it has come for a thousand centuries, never failing. But when that dawn will come, of our emancipation, from the fear of bondage and the bondage of fear, why, that is a secret.” Alan Paton’s novel, Cry, the Beloved Country, can be understood as either a political novel or an artistic novel. Although this book involves political issues, the manor in which these concerns are conveyed throughout the story is quite artistic (as the above quote exemplifies), thus why I believe Paton’s novel, Cry, the Beloved Country, is an artistic novel....   [tags: Cry, The Beloved Country Essays] 1028 words
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Cry the Beloved Country Alan paton - “To be truly memorable, a book must have at its core one of life’s great quests: the quest of love, truth or power.” This quote is true. The critical lens perfectly describes humanity. Human existence revolves around a chase for something quite unknown. But, love tells apart what is wrong and what is right and helps one cease the desire of undermining others to acquire power. Truth, however, is hard to depict as human beings have taken it upon themselves to lie at every occasion possible to maintain, whether it be, their power, or their love....   [tags: human existance, claremont]
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Jane Eyre and Elizabeth Bennett - Patriarchal societies have been accepted as the norm in many cultures since the beginning of time. Escaping the restrictions of such a society has been a pursuit of women for just as long. Men have tried to control the women in their lives because of some divine right they feel has been given them by God. This theme is seen throughout Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Both Jane Eyre and Elizabeth Bennett overcome the efforts of men in their lives to control them....   [tags: Charlotte Bronte, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen]
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Philip Larkin's "Talking in Bed" - Philip Larkin’s poem “Talking in Bed” tells the truth about life and how relationships can slowly descend overtime. It explores the idea that no matter how close we are to someone, we can still experience intense depths of loneliness. The language emphasizes the feelings of what an empty marriage may feel like. The poem also gives the impression it is from the male’s perspective. It is written in four stanzas, each with three lines of ten syllables apiece. This makes it a short lyrical ballad. Through the tone, the language, and the imagery, Larkin is able to create a feeling in which he can effectively criticize and deconstruct the subject of innocence in relation to his current life experi...   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Talking To Children About Sex - Other than conversations with friends that did not make much sense at the time, the first thing I remember clearly was the Sexual Maturation Program that my Elementary School offered in the sixth grade. I remember going into the school library with all of the other sixth graders. The instructor for this session was a nurse. She had four diagrams (2 for male and 2 for female) as well as a short video that showed the naked body, focusing on the sexual genitalia and reproductive organs. I realize the point of that was to pre-empt fears and questions that arise while experiencing puberty, as opposed to ‘the sex talk.’ My parents approached me together, taking me into their bedroom and they ask...   [tags: Parenting, argumentative, persuasive] 1113 words
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Two Types of Liberalism in The End of Reform by Alan Brinkley - In “The End of Reform”, Alan Brinkley makes it very clear that there are two types of liberalism. The first type came from conservationism, which is what can be titled as liberalism today. This form of early liberalism was as a result from the new deal. The ideas of this new deal were clearly stated as to help the American people come out of an economic depression. Essentially, the objective behind it was to keep the people alive. Due to damages of the great depression, it was a rarity to find someone who could support his or her family....   [tags: great depression, government, conservationism] 1532 words
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Women in Power - Currently, there are nineteen female heads of state who hold power over entire nations. This figure does not include women of royalty. These nineteen women are elected chancellors and presidents of their respective countries. Before the seventeenth century, a woman in power was not only non-existent, but also completely against the common beliefs about women. During this time, the common preconception of women was that they were the ‘gentler sex’ and therefore, had to be sheltered and kept at home....   [tags: Heads of State, Chancellors, Presidents]
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Talking about Cultural Intelligence - ... I mean, that feeling comfortable asking questions that allow us to better understand others and pay attention not only to what is said but also what is not said or how it is said, can give us useful information to better understand people belonging to different cultures from ours. I should imagine that having employees from diverse cultural backgrounds helps enrich an organization, if anything by providing fresh insight and ways of doing things. In my particular experience, I find that working with people from different cultures, despite being complicated at first, does allow for enhanced work as there are different perspectives that could not have been considered by people of my same cu...   [tags: interpersonal relationships, working environment] 1874 words
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Developments for a Better Sunnyvale Resort - ... It was also said that her reputation for her cleaning standards have slipped. The Chief Engineer, Bob Ruggles, constantly struggles to keep up with all the maintenance work that newer properties do not have to worry about much. Due to a large amount of issues in multiple rooms it makes it harder to get to them in a timely manner. The Reservation Manager, Teresa Mansfield, said she feels like she does not get the respect she deserves, not treated poorly because she does not have tenor over other executives....   [tags: department, teams, heads, time, change] 820 words
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Alan Greenspan - Alan Greenspan Since Alan Greenspan became chairman of the FED, the country's economy has reflected many positive results. He has done a terrific job. Allan is a very bright man who is always thinking of ways to prevent problems before they happen in the economic sector of the nation. All economists have been very content with his job just until now. In a recent Time magazine article called Is That Really You, Allan?disapproval about some new rules that this man has suggested for the economy have been highly critized....   [tags: Essays Papers] 550 words
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Warnings Against Media Multi-tasking - ... After studying the participant’s ability to filter information, researchers tested their short-term memory. They were shown a series of letters, one at a time. Both groups were shown the same series of letters, and were asked which letters had been repeated. Once again, the participants who rarely multitask performed well, while the heavy multi-taskers had a difficult time. As the series of letters grew and the amount of times a letter was shown grew as well, the high multi-taskers had an even more difficult time (Nass, 2010, p....   [tags: brains, well being, culture, multi-tasking]
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Analysis on the Article, Talking about Terrorism - The article within the Psychology Reader titled, Talking about Terrorism, took a rather interesting approach in evaluating terrorism and the world’s constant efforts in counterterrorism. What piqued my interest is the systematic approach the authors took in describing the why and how westerners view terrorism. Furthermore, the pros and cons are weighed on law-enforcement and military, in regards to how terrorism is and should be dealt with. Moreover, their analysis of the basis of terrorism, which is ones prejudice towards others; mostly due to their ignorance of someone who is different....   [tags: Social Media, Reflection]
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The Creation of Sympathy for Dorisin in Bennett's A Cream Cracker Under the Settee - The Creation of Sympathy for Dorisin in Bennett's A Cream Cracker Under the Settee A monologue is a method of telling a story using only one person. This person may be talking to themselves or to another group of people, telling them an event or story, a discussion, or what is going to happen. They may also comment on their thoughts and feelings during that moment. Bennett chose to use a monologue with Dorisin 'A Cream Cracker Under the Settee' where Dorisspeaks to herself. She is talking in an empty silent house to and she has no one else to speak to....   [tags: Papers] 512 words
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