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Symbolism in Fuentes' Aura - Symbolism in Fuentes' Aura   On the surface, Fuentes' Aura is a very strange and eerie book. It draws you in and keeps you there, forcing you to read the book to its very end. Just below the surface, a world of symbolism, words and parallels lead to a greater understanding of what is happening throughout this captivating tale. Skimming the surface of the story, an abundance of symbols can be signaled out, but a recurrence of symbols is very important. One of the most prevalent symbols found in this story is the darkness of Senora Consuelo's old colonial mansion....   [tags: Fuentes Aura Essays Papers]
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Comparing the Aura Café and the Lunch Box - Comparing the Aura Café and the Lunch Box The Aura Café Situated on the High Street of Whitechapel, opposite the tube station, the Aura café was opened in December 2004. It is a small café owned and control by a sole owner Mr. Muhammad Ali but well furnished with around 30 covers, with air conditioning system, a nice interior decoration and also a non smoking area. SWOT Analysis of the Aura Café. Strength * According to my findings, the Aura café targets mostly the students from colleges and universities of the surrounding area....   [tags: Papers] 976 words
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Comparing Fuentes’ Aura and Ligotti’s The Last Feast of Harlequin - Mythological and Archetypal Reading of Fuentes’ Aura and Ligotti’s The Last Feast of Harlequin   Mythological and archetypal techniques coupled with the interpretation of symbolism found within a piece of literature tells the reader something about the mind and character of a people or culture. Not only does it allow you to delve deeper into this collective mind and speculate about the meaning of a particular work, it can give you something more. I believe that by using these techniques you also get a better glimpse into the main character’s state of mind....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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"We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder" - The stories that lock together to make up The Gold Bug Variations are held together by common threads. One of those threads is the art of music. Several of the characters are heavily influenced by the melodies and harmonies that arise from the different scenes. The selection that I chose to dive deeper into and explore the many connections that music has to offer is from Variation III, section heading: "We Are Climbing Jacob's Latter." The particular part that grabbed my interest was the reference to Elvis changing the meaning of "Aura Lee" by releasing his variation of the song titled "Love Me Tender." The section starts by Ressler entering the state of Illinois in 1957....   [tags: Song Analysis] 1338 words
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Revolutionary Work of Art - ... Masses have come to accept and prefer an artificial art to the real one. Technological reproducibility influences individual experience and responses to a work of art. Equally, the masses make one feel that one cannot experience art in a tactical manner; rather, one can experience art in a place that is easily accessible. Thus, technological reproducibility has created a new desire to increase the creativity of the masses. In order words, since art is moved from a secluded place to an accessible place for masses to view, then the masses have the opportunity to expand their imagination and they are free to reproduce an artwork....   [tags: Art ]
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Art: Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder - Visit any major museum of art, at any given time, and one could find an abundance of monumental names listed on tiny plaques hanging next to even more recognizable works of art. The excitement felt by any art enthusiast when walking into these buildings of time and creation, is undeniable and especially unique. Could it be the atmosphere of the building, the presence of artwork, the people, possibly the grandeur of the space, or perhaps, could it be the spirit of the artists themselves, peering through the work they created....   [tags: Art]
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Jim Morrison - ... religious sentiment . . . has migrated into many strange and unexpected places, from New Age trinketry to manga movies to the cult of the famous dead . . . we need to take religion seriously in all its dimensions because of its centrality in the modern world.” Further, religion as individualized and subjectivated (Hervieu-Léger 2000) allows people to create their own systems of meaning and transcendence. Dead celebrity, using Morrison as an exemplar, is one system. The second possibility follows from the first....   [tags: Religion, Culture, Elvis] 856 words
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Classification of Psychic Experiences - Classification of Psychic Experiences Generally speaking, psychic experiences which deal with receiving information from an outside source, either living or passed on can be classified into the following categories: psychometry, telepathy, clairvoyance, clairaudience, automatic writing and channeling. Two more psychic techniques, assumption and projection, deal with transferring the personality to a remote location. Psychometry is the art of receiving information about someone by touching an object commonly carried by that person such as a key chain or jewelry....   [tags: Classification Essays] 1105 words
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Jim Morrison - ... The first example is of Keith Moon, of The Who. Moon died in 1978 at age 32. Moon is arguably the best drummer in the history of rock music and he is remembered for his party antics; however it is not evident that Moon, during his lifetime, made any attempt to develop a role or image of a religious nature, such as Morrison. Also, Moon's death did not generate the same public interest as the death of Jim Morrison. One possibility for this difference is that Moon's death is not as much of a mystery.27 In addition, the lack of a myth surrounding Moon could be attributed to the absence of an influential “message” of lasting value, an ethos, attached to him....   [tags: Biography] 2281 words
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The Dysfunction of Migraine Headache - The Dysfunction of Migraine Headache As a disorder reaching nearly every culture, historic and contemporary, headache has been experienced in some form by the majority of the human population. Despite its relative age and prevalence, we have yet to fully ascertain either its cause, its organization, or its cure, and continue to suffer everything from quotidian tension-type headache to cluster or "suicide"-type headache with little substantial relief. So just what is it we know about headache....   [tags: Pain Medicine Health Essays]
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Two Brothers Two Choices - Each step he takes, waves of guilt, desperation, and despair crash upon him, making each step heavier than the last. As a little ruffian running around with his brother to play cricket, escaping the airport guards, all these images flash before him, splaying out his entire life, making him realise he has spent his entire life, every minute of it with his brother. Even liking the same book, The Three Musketeers, and ultimately being known as Athos and Porthos, happy memories of their child hood surface within him....   [tags: Movie Review] 679 words
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Acupuncture's Effectiveness on the Treatment of Migraines - A migraine is a severe, debilitating headache that hosts a large variety of neurological symptoms such as throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, disturbances in vision, numbness in face or extremities, sensitivity to light, sound, smell and touch. An individual experiencing a migraine may suffer from one or many of these symptoms during an attack. Each migraine attack can vary in it's symptoms and severity making it difficult for a correct medical diagnosis to be made....   [tags: Health]
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Marxist Cultural Theory - ... He agrees with Benjamin's assertion that the technological reproduction of cinema results in a loss of aura (Benjamin, 2005) ; however, he views this loss as both a disadvantage and a benefit. (Adorno et al, 2007, p. 106 - 107) Processes of mass production and public exposure diminish the aura held by unique pieces of art, but this might also mean the removal of a barrier between the public and the artwork, rendering art more approachable. Unfortunately, art may be compromised by this approachability....   [tags: Film Review, Adorno on Cinema] 2911 words
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Pediatric and Adult Migraines - Pediatric and Adult Migraines Many people are surprised to find that children get migraines. It is one of those illnesses that are associated with adults only. A migraine is an intense, pounding headache with nausea that occurs infrequently. The headache starts around the eyes, the forehead, or the sides of the head. Bright lights and loud noises also make the headache worse, and any movements make this headache worse. Migraines last from a few hours to a few days in serious cases (1). Over 8 million children get migraines a year, which results in over 1 million lost schooldays cumulatively....   [tags: Health Head Aches Essays]
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The Return - Original Writing - The Return - Original Writing Kaley Embry was keeping an eye on the man following her through the department store. She kept telling herself that she should run to the protection of her sister, but Nina would call security and Kaley wasn't sure she wanted that. The man's presence had Kaley feeling like she'd been drugged. At least he was keeping his distance, and though his aura was almost pure black there was that pinpoint of light right in the centre. Also, if Nina called security on the man, Griffin would be the one to come to the rescue and probably cause an unwanted scene....   [tags: Papers] 3650 words
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Music in the Information Age - Music Speaks The idea that music is information tends to turn people's heads. The art of information stands as the largest growing field in both business and society. How does the age-old art of music fit into this category. Can music even be considered information. The rising popularity of mp3's proves that people value music as a source of information. Hundreds of groups are advertising their band on the web at mp3.com, from popular music groups to those struggling to make a name in society. The web sites serve as a vehicle for bands to display their message to the public in an uncensored atmosphere....   [tags: mp3 digital music] 895 words
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Migraines: That Ache In Your Head - Migraines: That Ache In Your Head Have you ever had a headache. That pounding pain that would not go away, it was probably a headache, however there is another type of headache that happens to one side of the head and could also cause nausea, sensitivity to light, sound or odors. Also accompanying the migraine is a aura, which could be flashes of light, or temporally lose your vision, in any case it is a visual impairment. (1) Migraines differ from headaches because a migraine is a neurological disease....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Reproduction Businesses of Thomas Kinkade?s painting - Reproduction Businesses of Thomas Kinkade’s painting When I read the article by Susan Orlean, I am very aware of the big business Thomas Kinkade is trying to create by reproducing his original paintings mechanically using digital technique, but I have also carefully examined whether this article which discusses about the reproduction of his art works has a correlation with Walter Benjamin’s essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”. A certain emotion or an “aura” is said to be present when an artist creates an art work....   [tags: essays research papers] 1064 words
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The Practices and History of Zoroastrianism - For centuries, Zoroastrianism was the leading religion of Persia (now Iran) before the modern Islamic religions came to be. Zoroastrianism is thought to be founded in 6th century BC by Zarathustra. Zoroastrians follow the sacred text called the Avesta; it is their "Book of the Law." Zarathustra was a Persian prophet, when at age 30 claimed to have had visions of God. Zarathustra called God Ahura Mazda. Zoroastrianism quickly became the "official" religion of Persia, but came to an abrupt end in 637 AD at the time of the Muslim invasion....   [tags: Zoroastrianism, religion, ]
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Chapter One Questions - We should not trust our intuition because it can lead us away from the correct answer and in an entirely different direction. Your intuition can make you over confident on everyday choices. After a person dies the causes of death seems to have been obvious but before knowing, the cause of death could have been anything. During a season finale on television you learn the answers to questions created throughout the season and it becomes obvious that, that would have happened. When the episode before the finale there were many choices for how it could have ended....   [tags: Psychology ] 2169 words
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Exile From Self - ... She seemed to be listening, inquiring, trying to get some connection. But she could not. She was driven away. He was impregnable” (112). The drawing out of Elizabeth’s soul becomes apparent here, but she has not yet had the epiphany that grieves her heart and delivers her from the exile in which she had been remanded. When extracting the quotes from Odour, I read from differing passages, and when I placed the lines together as if written in sequence, the pattern of Elizabeth’s prodigal moment unfolded before me: “They never forgot it was death, and the touch of the man’s dead body gave them strange emotions, different in each of the women; a great dread possessed them both…the wife felt the utter isolation of the human soul”(113); “For as she looked at the dead man, her mind, cold and detached, said clearly: “Who am I....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Jamaican Hero - ... “Marley possessed qualities that seemed to help him through the harsh conditions. Very small, and generally soft-spoken, he managed to exude an aura that deterred people from messing with him” (Dolan 42). This aura didn’t always help Marley avoid trouble or problems with his family. After Marley’s father had passed away in 1955, Marley spent the majority of his rough childhood moving between the homes of his aunt, his grandmother, and his mother, in Kingston (King 4). That wasn’t the end of his troubled childhood, as later in 1962, Marley’s mother remarried and moved to America....   [tags: Biography, Bob Marley] 1180 words
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Cathedrals: Implied Glory and Importance to Christianity - ... After size that grips individuals and demands respect from any visitor, cathedrals have massive main doorways that are clearly too large to be appropriate fro any one individual or mass groups of people to enter through. While the width is not necessarily inappropriate for the amount of a traffic flow through a cathedral the height is usually apt for humans three times the height of the average person. Taking the saying “house of God” to new heights, the height of the main doorway is more appropriate for a God than mere worshippers....   [tags: Architecture]
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The Fall of the House of Usher: Double Trouble - ... Poe uses ordinary descriptions that would have described any other old home, but the narrator's reaction that followed entices the reader to fear even the normal. The narrator then views the property’s reflection in the tarn producing a different response: “I reined my horse to the precipitous brink of a back and lurid tarn that lay in unruffled lustre by the dwelling, and gazed down --- but with a shudder even more thrilling than before --- upon the re-modelled and inverted images of the gray sedge, and the ghastly tree-stems, and the vacant and eye-like windows” (1553)....   [tags: Literature] 1263 words
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The Transmogrification of Tom Joad in Steinbeck's _Grapes of Wrath_ - ... Casy immediately presents himself as a learned and extremely intelligent individual, arguably more so than any of the Joads, which allows him to influence the Joads because they look to him for advice, especially Tom. By presenting Casy as such, Steinbeck gives Casy the power to manipulate Tom greatly. While Casy’s presence influences Tom immensely, his death affects Tom even more by solidifying Tom’s new perception of the world and completing Tom’s transformation into a fully realized human being....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Human Corruption]
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The Importance of Color - ... Once again, we see what dominance color holds in our everyday life. We use colors to describe many things from moods to plants. Through our culture is how we decide these associations and connotations. When it comes to neutrals Stephanie Hoppen is a pro, she tell us, “Although I love the sense of calm that a pale and neutral can evoke, I have for a long time believed that in every color there are many shades, and quite a substantial portion of these shades are neutral. And in describing these colors as neutral, I mean that they go with most if not all colors extremely well” (Hoppen 6)....   [tags: Art]
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Should There Be A Law Against Paparazzi? - How about creating a law against the use of telephoto lens and parabolic listening devices. How about creating a new crime—One that will penalize those persisting and persuading photographers, the Paparazzi also known to celebrities as stalkarazzi who follow the rich and famous for the thousand dollars snapshot that reveals some special, intimate moment or an embarrassing one. Should there be a law rebuking such act. Should there be strict laws preventing press photographers (paparazzi) from pursuing persons who do not want to be photograph....   [tags: essays research papers] 509 words
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Automobile Ads Analysis - Hummer H3 V8 - Creative concept: I liked the creative angle that was given to the brand. As a brand with so much emotional capital, it was well employed to create a no-frills ad that spoke little and yet had an impact. A very visually strong ad too. I liked the light balance that has been used, especially on the product. Bold, in- your- face and prestige were the key elements that I feel come across strongly. The headline is very creative, commands respect. If I were to put myself in the shoes of their TA, I would definitely be enticed to go for a test drive or check out the website for more information....   [tags: Advertising Branding Analysis] 717 words
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Hiding Places - We go to places of comfort to get away from the burden of harsh realities. People use hiding places of physical means like a closet or library, to maybe think of things they care for and things that make them happy and . Whether it be your bedroom, your closet, you know you can always count on the satisfaction of you hidden place to be there for you and blanket you. No matter what, your hiding place is always going to be easily accessible and very accommodating . People enjoy this because it is a place they can go to for a guaranteed refreshing experience....   [tags: essays research papers] 386 words
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The Character of Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby - The novel begins with Nick Carraway, a young man from Minnesota and the narrator od this novel, moves to New York in the summer of 1922 to learn more about bond business. He rents a house in the West Egg district of Long Island, a wealthy but fashionable area populated by the newly rich. Nick's next door neighbor is mysteroius man named Jay Gatsby, who lives in Gothic mansion and throws lavish parties every Saturday night. Nick is unlike the other inhabitants of West Egg, is educated at Yale and has social connections in East Egg, a fashionable area occupied by the upper class....   [tags: Character Analysis, Fitzgerald] 563 words
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What is Success? - Success takes many different definitions. People have different interpretations of what success really means. For me is as simple as: living well and laughing often. The idea of living well is a very broad statement. Living well, in my opinion is getting success in personal, social and professional life. If I can achieve all of these three levels of success, I believe that I have lived well. Personal success for me is being able enjoy little things that life has to offer. For instance; understanding and appreciating diversity....   [tags: Personal Reflection, definition, narrative] 583 words
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The House Of Usher Response - The Fall Of The House of Usher is a terrifying tale of the demise of the Usher family, whose inevitable doom is mirrored in the diseased and evil aura of the house and grounds. Poe uses elements of the gothic tale to create an atmosphere of terror. The decaying house is a metaphor for Roderick Usher’s mind, as well as his family line. The dreary landscape also reflects his personality. Poe also uses play on words to engage the reader to make predictions, or provide information. Poe has also set the story up to be intentionally ambiguous so that the reader is continually suspended between the real and the fantastic....   [tags: Literature Review] 633 words
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The Corn Ethanol Industry - The corn ethanol industry has undergone several public relations iterations in recent years. It once emanated a cure all aura to domestic fuel market volatility, environmental concerns, and vulnerabilities to international energy markets. As research took place regarding the feasibility of large scale corn ethanol production, questions were raised as to the actual net economic and environmental effects of production. With the recent EPA change in corn ethanol classification, the market reality has once again changed....   [tags: Alternative Energy] 684 words
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Text vs Movie Romeo and Juliet - Romeo & Juliet – Text vs. movie The tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet” was originally a play created by William Shakespeare, one of many world famous plays by the same. This play has been converted into its intended style many times in the past, the earliest version in 1968 was directed by Franco Zeffirelli, the latest film in 1996 by Baz Luhrmann. The latter is quite modern and only occassionally uses the words of Shakespeare. On the contrary, the older version was very traditional, and almost completely stuck to the original script....   [tags: shakespeare, film, literary analysis] 731 words
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - The Powerful Female - The Powerful Female Character in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man One of the most powerful nuances of any writing is the dialogue within the story. In literature, it is all too often that characters live only in the jaded voice of the author and never truly develop as their own, or are not strongly opinionated in a manner which contrasts the opinions of the writer. It is also unfortunately true that the women depicted in most male-authored literature do not often sound realistic, or how most women one would speak to in the course of the day tend to sound....   [tags: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man] 1069 words
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The Identity of Thomas Pynchon - The Identity of Thomas Pynchon The identity of Thomas Pynchon is as elusive as the sticky, complex webs of meaning woven into his prose. As America's most "famous" hidden author, Pynchon produces works which simultaneously deal with issues of disappearance and meaning, of identity and nothingness in a fashion that befuddles some and delights others. He speaks to the world from his invisible pulpit, hiding behind a curtain of anonymity that safely disguises his personality from the prying eyes of critics and fans alike....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 1801 words
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Comparing Women in the Merchant's Tale and the Manciple's Tale - Women in the Merchant's Tale and the Manciple's Tale       The Wife of Bath's extraordinary prologue gives the reader a dose of what is sometimes missing in early male-written literature: glimpses of female subjectivity. Women in medieval literature are often silent and passive, to the extent that cuckolding is often seen as something one man (the adulterer) does to another (the husband). Eve Sedgwick argues in Between Men that in many literary representations, women are playing pieces or playing fields in struggles between male players....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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The Heroine of Louise Shivers' Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail - The Heroine of Louise Shivers' Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail Sleeping Beauty's father was a king who loved his daughter dearly. Unfortunately, however, he forgot to invite one of the oldest and most powerful of the fairies to the celebration of his daughter's christening. Because of his forgetfulness, the princess was sentenced to one hundred years of sleep and inactivity. She was saved by a prince who made his way to her bedside and awakened her with a kiss of true love. Of course, they celebrated a glorious wedding and lived happily ever after....   [tags: Here Get My Baby Out Jail]
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Analysis of Similes in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse - Analysis of Similes in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse `Thoughts are made of pictures.' Our consciousness may be visualized as a photomontage of simultaneous impressions, mostly visual, according to poet John Ciardi (238). In verbalizing conscious experience, authors tend to use metaphor and simile to create images that, like words, possess both denotation, visual identification, and connotation, an emotional aura (Ciardi 239). In To the Lighthouse, by my count, Virginia Woolf employs over one hundred similes, figures of speech making an explicit comparison between two things essentially unlike, to enliven her description of things, places, and people....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]
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A Girl Named Lisa - A Girl Named Lisa I was working in the seafood department one day when I saw them...well, her actually. I wondered what her name was. She was about 13 or 14 years old, maybe a bit more, but certainly not old enough to drive yet, or maybe she was. She was with her family, I think...no, I assume. Her father (I assume) was the big guy with a red sash on his waist and a jacket with a yin-yang patch on the front right side of it and it was black. The jacket, I mean. Her mother (I assume) was there too, and...I don't remember anything at all about her....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1797 words
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Politics as Media Spectacle - Arnold Schwarzenegger as Governor - Politics as Media Spectacle - Arnold Schwarzenegger as Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger’s California recall election gubernatorial victory demonstrates the increasing collapse of the boundaries between entertainment and politics in an era of media spectacle. Over the past decades, major struggles around politics, race, gender, and sexuality have played out in the media. In the 1990s, the O.J. Simpson trial, the Clinton sex scandals, and the proliferation of tabloid journalism made serious political issues and conflicts the stuff of popular entertainment and culture....   [tags: Political Politics] 2105 words
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The Test Craze - Test Jonathan and I are trying to find out what gender I am. Or, rather, we are trying to find out what gender I am supposed to be. I have, throughout my life, been fairly sure I was female, but there is a new test online that claims it can predict genders with 100% accuracy. Jonathan already took it himself, and afterwards seemed even more self-actualized than usual. Jonathan is the only person I have ever heard describe the theories behind Catholicism as "too mean", and, being the sort of person who likes to share love, kindness, and self-actualization with friends, he has made me next in line for testing....   [tags: Personal Narrative Original Writing] 2618 words
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The Semiotics of Covers - The Semiotics of Covers I'm going to buy a book today - but not a school book, a real book - a bestseller. I walk past the harmonica man standing outside of the Brown Office Building, clamping my ears shut against the discordant melodies he's spewing out at me. I enter the Brown Bookstore - my Mecca, my Graceland. I strut past the tables near the door and walk toward the bestseller wall, my being allthewhile bombarded by hardcovers seeking my wandering eyes. Howard Stern in drag screams out at me from the left, something about Colin Powell and a journey crys out from the right....   [tags: Books Reading Essays] 2335 words
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Covers of the High and Low: Attractions and Reflections - Covers of the High and Low: Attractions and Reflections When preparing a book for publishing, companies surely convene to agree upon a suitable cover - its design, size, color, texture, print size and design, and so on. Not one of these ingredients would be arbitrary, but each seems to perform two functions - attracting the appropriate reading audience, and reflecting the text's content in an intriguing manner. In short, the bestseller cover seems to work to create a certain "aura" which acts as a stylized extension, and/or abbreviated summary of the atmosphere produced by the words within....   [tags: Book Covers Reading Essays] 2717 words
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Migraine: The Unbearable Headache - Migraine: The Unbearable Headache I often remember my grandmother lying down on the couch with an agonizing look on her face. At times like these, she'd frequently ask to turn down the volume of anything seemingly too loud, or to dim the lights. Grandma was going through her common, yet terrible incidents of migraine headaches. As a child, I never really understood why aspirin wouldn't help her pain. After all, that's what we all took when we had a headache, and soon enough we were back to feeling fine....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Lawsuits and the End of Sanity in America - Lawsuits and the End of Sanity in America Not having experienced much of the past is a mixed blessing. What's grotesque, shocking and unheard of to older Americans might seem normal, perhaps just a bit curious, to younger Americans. For example, last year New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial brought suit against gun manufacturers to recover carnage costs in his city. This January, Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell met with his advisors to consider whether the City should sue gun manufacturers for creating a public nuisance since guns were used in Philadelphia's 400-plus homicides....   [tags: Exploratory Essays] 991 words
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Beneficial Results of a Tactical Failure - Beneficial Results of a Tactical Failure When I first examined this assignment, I decided that I would make some piece of pottery that I believed would have been useful to my ancestors. I wanted to make something simple, as I had no experience working with clay. I thought that a small bowl capable of holding a small amount of water would be my best bet. However, when I arrived at Aura Ceramics my intentions changed. Once I sat down to make my pottery, I decided to make something I thought would have been useful to hunter-gatherer societies, to the individuals that first utilized pottery....   [tags: Personal Narrative Ceramics Essays] 1419 words
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New York vs. Willow Springs in Mama Day - New York vs. Willow Springs in Mama Day The soft island breeze blows across the sound and the smell of the sea fills the air in Willow Springs. Meanwhile, a thousand miles away in Lower Manhattan the smell of garbage and street vendors’ hotdogs hangs in the air. These two settings are key to Gloria Naylor’s 1988 novel Mama Day where the freedom and consistency of the Sea Islands is poised against the confinement of the ever-changing city, two settings that not only changes characters’ personalities but also their perceptions....   [tags: Comparing Compare Contrast Essays] 1717 words
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Human is a fallen God who remembers Heaven - Human is a fallen God who remembers Heaven "Rafal, why don't you participate in the contest that I was talking about. I think you have a chance to win" my teacher proposed. When I was in fifth grade in elementary school I had my first chance to participate in an art contest. The name of the contest was "spring," so kids had to draw or paint a picture that represents the landscape in the spring season. In school there were many kids who could draw and paint well. My friend Marcin really made better pictures then I did, so when I went home from school I didn't have enough faith to even try....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1717 words
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