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Adrienne Rich's Of Woman Born – The End of Motherhood - Of Woman Born – The End of Motherhood In Of Woman Born, Adrienne Rich effectively weaves her own story into a convincing account of what it means to become a mother within the bonds of patriarchal culture. Her conclusion that the institution of motherhood, which she distinguishes from motherhood, must be destroyed in order to release the creation and sustenance of life into the same realm of decision, struggle, surprise, imagination, and conscious intelligence, as any other difficult, but freely chosen work is substantiated by her courageous confession that contradicts culturally normative notions of motherhood....   [tags: Adrienne Rich Woman Born Essays] 662 words
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The Role of Men in Adrienne Rich's Of Woman Born - The Role of Men in Of Woman Born Adrienne Rich, via Of Woman Born, has created a wonderfully complex description and analysis of the condition of being a woman in our patriarchal American culture, or at least in the middle-class, white portion of it, as she acknowledges in the introduction to the 1986 edition of the book. Since I happen to fit into this category, I find this book to be very personally satisfying, although I can certainly imagine that Rich's writings wouldn't be completely applicable to all women in America....   [tags: Adrienne Rich Woman Born Essays] 600 words
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Born Into Blindness - ​Judgment, reason, and clarity of perception; these are all qualities that contribute to blindness within Jane Austen’s Emma; a blindness that Austen herself feels can be avoided. This form of blindness ultimately yields unhappiness due to an inaccurate perception of human situations and feelings. With Emma’s inability to perceive the truth and her lack of self-understanding, she becomes the victim of her own imaginative world of matchmaking and false happiness induced by Mr. Woodhouse, her father....   [tags: Jane Austen, Emma, Literary Analysis]
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Importance of Violence in Adrienne Rich's Of Woman Born - The Importance of Violence in Of Woman Born In cultures as different as Sweden and the Yucatan, women have a part in the decision-making process during their deliveries. The Yucatan midwife emphasizes that 'every woman has to 'buscar la forma,' find her own way, and that it is the midwife's task to assist with whatever decision is made.' This does not mean that births are painless, but that needless pain is prevented, birth is not treated as a 'medical event,' and the woman's individual temperament and physique are trusted and respected." (p.175) Rich both begins and ends her book on the topic of violence to get our attention....   [tags: Adrienne Rich Of Woman Born Essays] 497 words
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Entrpreneurs Who are Born or Made - Introduction Entrepreneurs are born. This statement by Professor James V. Koch from Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA reflects that entrepreneurs have entrepreneurship skills that are part of a person’s innate traits one must be born with (Kuratko 2014). Entrepreneur who is born is the entrepreneur that has a family business. The entrepreneur inherits their parent’s business. Inheritance can make a person to be an entrepreneur. Matter of fact, heredity affects personality and behavior (Daley 2013)....   [tags: business, Howard Shulz, Trump, ]
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They Were All Born That Way - Ignorance and prejudice walk hand in hand; those that are ignorant of the other walks of life are moreover prejudice to them. Judging another person for who they are is a narrow minded approach to life. The people in this world are all created differently, and society cannot seem to accept that fact. There is major controversy surrounding the psychology of homosexual individuals. Whether or not these individuals are created that way is the most magnitudinous. Those who are also quick to judge are quick to anger, which inhibits their understanding....   [tags: Homosexuality]
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Born to Brooklyn, Raised in Hell - School bell rings again. So many memories and sorrowful regrets of the past. I knew that living in a small town will be something totally different for me. Born to Brooklyn, raised in hell; I had no idea what I was doing in this deadly place in New Jersey, that announced new death every week. Alienated, I walked slowly to class, looking at jet black sky above me. Air smelled so fresh, so full of my personal agony, that in was unbearable to stay outside. Awkward steps, that didn’t seem to follow my insane mind, got me sooner or later to the classroom....   [tags: growing up, ] 2700 words
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Leaders are Born and Made - Successful leaders exhibit a series of qualities and characteristics, which drive their success. Whether these qualities are innate, natural, learned or trained is the premise of this work. There is overwhelming research that may be provided to support various schools of thought regarding leadership development. This work will discuss my personal perspective regarding leadership development, examine leadership theory and characteristics in order to evaluate the origin of strong leadership and reflect on the importance of leadership in higher education administration....   [tags: Natural Leadership and Trained Leadership]
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Are Criminals Born or Made? - As the act of criminality is a global phenomenon, there must therefore be some explanation as to why this is; some schools of thought strive to explicate this by means of genetics, whilst others take a more socially influenced approach. Although at the time, the micro-criminological theories of Lombroso and Sheldon may have appeared credible, modern research has attempted to refute such notions. In an epidemiological context, the act of crime is seen by some as a positive contribution to society, as noted by Durkheim (Kirby et al, 2000), although too much will lead to social instability, or anomie....   [tags: Psychology, Micro-Criminological Theories] 1900 words
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Stereotypes in "American Born Chinese" - All women are too sensitive. All Mexicans are illegal immigrants. If you’re from the South, then you are ignorant. Most people have heard at least one of these stereotypes pertaining to a certain group. Some people believe them whilst others do not. American Born Chinese illustrates three stories depicting the custom of stereotypes surrounding society: “The Monkey King”, the story of Monkey King’s thirst for infinite power, and his quest for atonement; “Jin Wang”, the story an awkward boy who tries to “fit in” the community around from but constantly fails; and “Danny”, the story about a high schooler who feels uncomfortable by his stereotypically negative Chinese cousin Chin-Kee....   [tags: Literary Themes]
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Are Criminals Born or Made? - Criminals are born not made. The basic definition of the word criminal is someone who commits offending behaviour within society (Harrower, 2001). The crime may range from petty theft to murder. Criminals are born not made is the discussion of this essay, it will explore the theories that attempt to explain criminal behaviour. Psychologists have come up with various theories and reasons as to why individuals commit crimes. These theories represent part of the classic psychological debate, nature versus nurture....   [tags: Crime, Psychology]
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Born Again by Cuck Colson - “Let me simply say that our Administration has been served by many outstanding men and women, but few can match – and none exceed – the skill and dedication you brought to the post of Special Counsel” (Colson 1976). President Nixon wrote this letter to Cuck Colson only one year before Colson was indicted for conspiring to cover up the Watergate burglaries. Not even Colson could tell you how this all started, but in his character as a young man it was evident that he could and would do anything necessary to complete a task that he set out to accomplish....   [tags: president nixon, water gate scandall]
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Are Criminals Born or Made? - One of the earliest theories of criminality was Lombroso, who linked physiological features (mostly facial characteristics) to criminal behaviour. Lombroso argued that it is easy to spot criminals as they are not fully evolved, and are more throwbacks to a previous evolutionary state. This is known as atavism. He argued that criminals are born, not made. He argued that criminals have many distinctive characteristics including a large protruding jaw, low sloping forehead, high cheekbones, shifty eyes and fleshy lips and may have tattoos as an indication to a reduced sensitivity to pain....   [tags: criminality, lombroso, criminal behavior] 1541 words
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Born For a High Purpose - Two days after Aladdin had arrived in the States, Mubarak’s sister-in-law, Hawa, calls from Sudan and reveals that Khalid’s kidneys have shut down completely and permanently. Thus a six-year battle to bring his family to the States ends and a new one of anguish, suffering and obligations begins in Mubarak’s life. As Khalid’s treating doctors, show a shameful professional incompetence, and disregard for the sanctity of life, Khalid goes through complications that almost ended his life. To make sure that his brother will not die needlessly, therefore, Mubarak, distantly, takes Khalid’s treatment into his own hands....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 712 words
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Famous People Born in Illinois - ... He was the president at the time of the Civil War. He has a son that once said “he looks a lot better without his Beard”(Root 6). Walt Disney In his time he wasnt known for being creative. Everyone should Know Walt Disney from all his creations. Walt Disney was an amazing person. He was a voice actor, entertainer, an animaiter, ans the creater of Mickey Mouse. “Walt Disney Company along with his brother Roy O. Disney” (Walt Disney 5). “Before he wan an amimaiter/ creater he worked at redcross and married Lillian Bounds”....   [tags: Lincoln, Disney, Mother Byckerdyke's War]
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Bullies: Born or Created? - Bullying is a word that is frequently heard and seen in all kinds of media; newspaper headlines, on TV, Facebook and all other forms of social media. It is common to read that a teenage girl commited suicide due to bullying. Bullying is everywhere: in schools, at home, on the internet, in the streets and even in the work place. Bullying is referred to as a specific form of injurious violence, related to short and long term emotional hurt. Bullying can take a number of different forms. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s Building Respectful and Safe Schools (2010) recognize four types of bullying: physical bullying, verbal bullying, hidden bullying and cyber bullyin...   [tags: Bullying Essays]
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Born Free: Killer Whales - When I was younger I always wanted to be a trainer at SeaWorld and work with Shamu, but of course I didn’t know how controversial captivity was. As I got older I started researching the issue and came to the realization that Orcas, also known as Killer Whales should not live in captivity. In captivity Orcas are in danger as well as the trainers who work with them. Orcas are the largest of the Dolphin family and are found in all oceans. They range from 23 to 32 feet in length, and can weigh up to 6 tons....   [tags: seaworld, orcas, ]
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Born First, Born Smarter Experiment - Born First, Born Smarter Experiment The experiment that I read was "Born First, Born Smarter". It was a study done by R. B. Zajonc and G. B. Markus in 1975. They planned to see why recent research had determined that the first-born child in a family related to certain characteristics. It was round that first-born children tend to be more verbally articulate, less impulsive, more active, better performers in school, more likely to go to college, and tend to have a greater need to achieve. It was also found that earlier-born children tend to score higher on tests of intelligence and aptitude than those born into the family later....   [tags: Papers] 471 words
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How To Use The Media For Social Change - When Zana Briski traveled to Calcutta’s impoverished red light district in 1997, she did not expect her documentary capturing the lives of eight marginalized children would arouse the consciousness of millions of people around the world. By displaying the poverty and grime of the brothel while publicizing children’s artwork and their lofty dreams to become educated, the documentary “Born into Brothels” succeed in raising awareness and attracting financial support worldwide to provide these children with reachable quality education....   [tags: Born into Brothels]
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Natural Born Killers - Oliver Stone’s 1994 classic, Natural Born Killers, excited and traumatized its audiences while also causing controversy. The tale of white trash lovers caught up in a realm of chaos that includes a continuous murderous rampage from state to state, draws in audiences with its graphic violence and riveting pulse inducing music. Yet, the message of this film seems to be much deeper than just exposing audiences to yet another chaotic action movie filled with guns, blood and mayhem. Stone’s Natural Born Killers examines the subject of media’s investment in serial murder very thoroughly, and so it seems likely that it has the potential to offer a more rigorous interrogation of the nature of the Am...   [tags: Film Review, Classic, Oliver Stone] 1835 words
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Are We Born as Criminals? or Crminials are Made? - What makes a criminal. This is a question that I hope to divulge a plausible answer for. Criminals are people who are liable of deplorable rough unlawful acts, which maltreat the laws of a nation. Criminality is the act of carrying out a crime, which therapists have concocted numerous speculations and reasons regarding why individuals perpetrate criminal acts. The two primary illustrations lie in hereditary and natural components, which identifies with the nature vs. nurture debate. Criminality has been in presence from the beginning of time, where Cain killed his sibling capable....   [tags: criminals, criminality, crime]
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Philosophy: Are Humans Born to be Good or Evil? - Are human beings born to be good. Or are we naturally born to be evil. A person’s nature or essence is a trait that is inherent and lasting in an individual. To be a good person is someone who thinks of others before themselves, shows kindness to one another, and makes good choices in life that can lead to a path of becoming a good moral person. To be a bad person rebels against something or someone thinking only of them and not caring about the consequences of their actions. Rousseau assumed, “that man is good by nature (as it is bequeathed to him), but good in a negative way: that is, he is not evil of his own accord and on purpose, but only in danger of being contaminated and corrupted b...   [tags: genesis, god, aristotle]
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Babies Born and unborn Bound for Heaven - Babies Born and unborn Bound for Heaven. Psa 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies. Psa 58:4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear; Psa 58:5 Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely. Rom 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. This quote is from C.H. Spurgeon: I believe there will be more in Heaven than in hell....   [tags: Theology]
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What Causes a Child to be Born with Autism? - Imagine being a child with Autism. Think of the struggles you would have to go through. Not being able to express how you feel, not being able to be understood. This is how many children are feeling today. Autism is a serious disease that needs a cure to better the life's of children. Autism is the fastest growing disability in the United States. There are many questions being asked about Autism. Is there a cure for Autism. What causes a child to be born with Autism. What can a parent do to make living with Autism easier to deal with....   [tags: autism, asd, communication skills]
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The Gay Gene - Nowadays, being gay is everywhere. It seems like a trip to the supermarket is never complete without a magazine or commercial on the radio advertising gay pride. It seems like the most effective of these trials has to be the hit television show Glee. Many of the shows episodes revolve on the aspect be yourself, whether you are gay, straight, handicapped, or popular. But only one of these has caught the eye of the American public. Gay pride, is it possible to have been born this way. If people can be born this way, what is the proof....   [tags: Born Gay]
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Gone With the Wind : Born Survivors - Gone With the Wind : Born Survivors       Gone With the Wind is a novel written by Margaret Mitchell which focuses on the life of a Southern belle during the Civil War. The underlying focus in Mitchell's Gone With the Wind is that only those who are born survivors will really prosper during times of true hardship. A born survivor is one who will do anything to survive, at any cost. They will get down in the dirt and work like a dog just for a day's meal; they will take something from someone else just so that they and their own can live....   [tags: Gone With the Wind]
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born on the 4th of july - “Born on the Fourth of July” This book was incredible. In all truth this was the first book I have ever read cover to cover. The book, by Ron Kovic, as compared to the film, by Oliver Stone, had some impressive similarities. Both the book and the film did a great job of portraying Ron’s childhood in Massapequa, Long Island. From the little league games to playing war in the woods, leading charges and setting ambushes. This was especially well done in the movie, and exactly as I pictured them while reading the book....   [tags: essays research papers] 1239 words
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Analysis of Natural Born Killers - Analysis of Natural Born Killers Natural born killers is a violent film with a twist. It provides humor and violence and cartoons in parts of the film. I think that Natural born killers is a bad film because a lot of the time you don’t know what is going on and it is a film that you have to watch without any distractions, also it makes out that violence is funny by using cartoons and other surrealistic parts. The film is also bad because it can influence dominant and passive audiences to go out and murder people for the fun of it....   [tags: Papers] 978 words
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Men Are Born for Games - In childhood, humans start to ask complicated questions. As they grow, humans become more susceptible to finding logical answers. Probably, one of the most inexplicable questions facing humanity is the purpose of existence on earth. The quote, "Men are born for games. Nothing else. Every child knows that play is nobler than work ... War is the ultimate game," reflects the purpose of the existence of human kind. Every life is a game that has to be played to survive. This paper will discuss how political life and relations in the world are the game....   [tags: Politics] 442 words
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How a Star is Born - Cosmic Nurseries - Mommy, Where do Stars Come From. Since my entire thesis for this paper is about how a star is born, I guess the first thing I should start out with is by telling you exactly what a star is. Stars are self-luminous gaseous spheres. They shine by generating their own energy and radiating it off into space. The stars' fuel for energy generation is the stuff they are made of --hydrogen, helium, carbon, etc. -- which they burn by converting these elements into heavier elements. Nuclear fusion occurs, which is when the nuclei of atoms fuse into nuclei of heavier atoms....   [tags: Astronomy] 1167 words
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Why Leaders Are Made Rather Than Born: - According to Warren G. Bennis, "The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born -- that there is a genetic factor to leadership...That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born." (Bennis). Others starkly disagree with Bennis and hold to the opinion that leaders are born. The popular opinion of several psychologists is that leadership is an inherited characteristic, and those that don’t inherit this gift have no chance of developing it on their own. Contrary to the popular belief that leaders are born, I believe that leaders are made....   [tags: Leadership]
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Cleft Palate: Born as a Monster or a Curable Deformity? - Cleft Palate: Born as a Monster or a Curable Deformity. The moon gleams luminously down on the clearing, revealing a small village that appears to be whittled out of the jungle. On the outermost edge of a cluster of small buildings there sits a hut, all of its windows lit by firelight. All of a sudden a fierce squalling cry pierces the quiet night. The mother lying inside the hut breathes out a sigh of relief as she wipes her sweaty brow. After all these months, her baby has finally made his way into the world....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Being a Real American is Not About Where One is Born - The Constitution tells us that if you are born in America you are an American. Any immigrant naturalized in this country is an American. But what characteristics do you think make up a true, real American. Real Americans, by my definition, are not defined by their race, religion, whether they served their country or not, and not by which political party they belong to. They are defined by their great love, respect, and loyalty for this country’s greatest treasure, freedom and the ideals that set America apart from any other country....   [tags: American patriotism, Patriotic, Freedom] 514 words
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Serial Killers: Is Pure Evil Born or Made? - By 1978, roughly thirty women were dead and mutilated by the same man with little explanation as to why. Ted Bundy, one of the most infamous serial killers in history brutally took the lives of numerous women for seemingly no reason at all. His justification for these murders was simply that he felt like committing them. A serial killer is defined as someone who has killed more than three people over a period of a month or more for seemingly no reason at all. Most serial killers have no real motive for killing; for them it is an urge that they must satisfy....   [tags: ted bundy, serial killer, abusive childhood]
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Born To Kill report - Born To Kill This book was an extremely captivating read that I had a hard time putting down. This exciting novel was about an upstart gang of Vietnamese youths that formed in Chinatown who violently made their presence felt, they were known by the name Born to Kill. This book had many legal issues that we discussed in class and only a couple of issues that were not handled correctly in my eyes. This is a book that anyone that is interested in Asian organized crime should read. During the Vietnam War many people fled from Vietnam to America in order to start a new life of prosperity and to forget the horrors of the war....   [tags: essays research papers] 1726 words
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Natural Born Japanese Killers - Natural Born Japanese Killers Americans and Japanese are both fond of pointing out the difference in crime rates. To many Japanese, America is seen as an outlaw nation, bristling with guns. And for many Americans, the juxtaposition of Japan's often ultra-violent entertainment with their low crime rate is fascinating. Japanese pop culture and crime statistics are often cited to defend American entertainment when it is accused of inspiring violence. But for anyone paying attention, startling crimes have a way of popping up in Japan unexpectedly....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1064 words
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Why Jesus was Born - Why Jesus was Born Why was Jesus Born, and did he come into the world. (John 18:36) One phrase summarizes the horror of hell. “ God isn’t there.” What if God weren’t here on earth. What if he never came to set us free. If you think that people are cruel now, imagine what it would be like without the presence of God. You think we are brutal to each other now, imagine the world without the Holy Spirit. You think there is loneliness and despair and guilt now, imagine life without the touch of Jesus....   [tags: Papers] 1188 words
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Protecting the New Born - Protecting the New Born A policy that forbids any employee capable of reproducing from working with lead is a policy that interferes with the employees' freedom of choice. Many women viewed Johnson Controls' policy regarding fetal protection as another way to exclude women from the workplace. Johnson Controls refused to hire any women who could not prove that they could not get pregnant and there were no exceptions. In 1990, only twelve (12) women worked at the Johnson factory in Bennington, Vermont....   [tags: Papers] 960 words
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Vietnam and Oliver Stone - Oliver Stone is best known from his portrayals of Vietnam in film. His movies “Platoon” and “Born on the Fourth of July” have won him Academy Awards for best director. These movies not only depicted the violence of war, but also the cultural and psychological issues that the soldiers in these wars had to endure. The majority of his earliest and best known movies center around the Vietnam War. Oliver Stone’s experience in the military gave him a special insight that made his movies feel more authentic and convincing to audiences....   [tags: Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July]
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Born Too Early - According to the American Association of Premature Infants (AAPI), over 400,000 babies are born prematurely or at a low birth weight. As a result of being born early they are more likely to require high-technology intensive and specialized care in the hospital and follow-up care as infants and children. As a result, many have chronic medical problems and developmental problems. Some of the problems consist of respiratory distress, feeding issues, language delays and several other problems. As a mother of a premature infant, I know these issues are a major concern when the baby is born and the stress that it can put on the families....   [tags: essays research papers] 741 words
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Natural Born Killers - Natural Born Killers Violence is a constant on our screens whether it be an anvil falling on a cartoon character, a war zone on the news, a fight in an action movie or a pub brawl in a soap opera. But does this screen violence produce behavioural effects in the viewers. This is one of the most frequent and heatedly debated arguments in mass media. Is it the case that audiences are effected by what they see and that the producers of media texts are instigating or increasing violent behaviour, or do audiences have the ability to understand what they have seen without being overly influenced....   [tags: essays papers] 2247 words
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Natural Born Killers - Oliver Stone’s Portrayal of the Effects of Violent Media When I was young the only time I willingly woke up early was on Sunday mornings. I would throw on a robe over my pajamas and run down stairs with my brother to the living room and sit myself in the middle of the couch, which was directly in front of our television. To me the best part of the week was watching the morning cartoons with the family while eating breakfast. We always enjoyed good laughs watching the Coyote try to catch the Roadrunner, and I was jealous of the special powers and military devices in cartoons like ‘X-Men’ and ‘GI.Joe’....   [tags: essays research papers] 1305 words
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natural born killers - Natural Born Killers” is one weird-ass movie. With the weird actors and funky camera movements. It’s unforgettable. A trip into the mind of two serial killers. The film is real good, but I think it might be even better if you were drunk. You might be a little used to everyone acting weird and all the psychedelic colors. But since I am not old enough to do that yet, I’ll just review as how I saw it. Mallory (Juliette Lewis) has a horrible life. Her brother is a little jerk, her father molests her, and her mother does nothing about it....   [tags: essays research papers] 510 words
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New Born Athletes - New Born Athletes There are many "cultures" people get caught up in today, and one of those is the desire for money and fame. Many people use those two words to define "success". So much emphasis is put on this that it sometimes becomes the only thing that motivates many of us today. We don't care what it takes to reach this. One place where this is very evident is in sports, especially basketball. In many instances, it has gotten to the point where children, or young adults are making the decision to forgo college, an education, to make money....   [tags: College Athletes Professional MOney Fame Essays] 2121 words
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Natural Born Killers - One of Oliver Stones masterpieces, Natural Born Killers, caused severe controversy due to the graphic, but sincere portrayal of how the media devilishly feeds on violence and how the people of the country respond to these glamorized acts of wrong doing. Although the nation has condemned the movie for its shockingly violent scenes, critics like Roger Ebert and devoted Stone fans like Jason O’Brien have a different perspective on the message that this movie is trying to portray. That is, the simple fact that we, a television based society, have narrowed our variety of entertainment to violence, sex, and sexual violence....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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City on a hill: A new nation is born - City on a hill: A new nation is born The city on a hill idea was first taught by the puritans that came from Europe, that wanted America to be a shining example to all the world. It was to be a place built on new rules and new ideas. Overall, it was supposed to be a nation that rose above all the others so that it could be marveled at and copied. In this paper it will be proven that the federalist approach to how the “City on a Hill” idea should be put into action was superior to the ways of the anti-federalists because of three things that they did:1....   [tags: essays papers] 708 words
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Ron Kovic's Born On The Fourth Of July - Kovic's "Born On The Fourth Of July" This was an extremely powerful book. Ron Kovic is very able to get his point accross to the reader. He brings you throughout his life showing you, no. . . showing cannot describe the feeling adequately enough. He puts you into his life, when he goes through the trenches, you go with him. When he hits a home run for little league you can experience, not the joy it brought him at the time, but the pain in remembering that joy now that he can no longer do those things....   [tags: Ron Kovic 4th July] 1631 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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Genetic Engineering and Gender of Born Babies - Genetic Engineering and Gender of Born Babies There is great societal influence on the family builders, the parents, as to their preference, bias toward the number and sex of children. As a result of this societal influence, the effects are apparent. One effect is that if two parents have two children, one of each gender, then a third is not very plausible. If a family has two children both of the same sex, then they are more apt to have a third. A second effect of this societal influence pertains to China and its One-Child Policy....   [tags: Papers] 1773 words
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Analysis of Birth Order Character Traits - I am the first born of three children and I always try to achieve my best, so pretty much I am just being an amazing stud. Well, a few days ago, I heard that birth order can affects personality. Well, I found that very interesting. I was curious whether all first-born kids were as much of a stud as I am. According to them first born kids are the achieving studs just like me. There also some other traits that fit me pretty well and some that I am diffidently not. Plus, I found some interesting thing about what they say about my second born brother and my third born sister....   [tags: first born, birth order, siblings]
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Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Ray - One song that has been of importance to me since coming to Maryland would be “Summertime Sadness” by Lana Del Ray. The entire album from which the song comes from is one of my personal all time favorites. I remember seeing her for the first time on Saturday Night Live where she was the musical guest. She was performing her popular single “Video Games” off of her album Born to Die. Her performance was not theatrical at all; in fact it was very minimalistic. The performance was supposed to be just about the song and not specifically about her showmanship....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Album Born to Die]
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Wild Swans by Jun Chang - Jung Chang is a Chinese-born British writer that is known for her award-winning book, Wild Swans. After having several jobs at a young age, Jung Chang became an English-language student, and an assistant lecturer at Sichuan University. In 1978, Chang left China for Britain, where the University of York awarded her a scholarship. At the university, she acquired a Ph.D. in linguistics in 1982. Interestingly, Chang was the first person from the People’s Republic of China to obtain a doctorate from a British university....   [tags: chinese-born british writer, english]
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Foreign-Born American, Yes You Can Become President! - Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of the United States Constitution states that no person except a natural-born citizen shall be eligible to run for President of the United States. This was due to John Jay, the presiding officer of the Constitutional Convention, who wrote a letter to George Washington in 1787 arguing that the Commander-in-Chief of the United States Army should not be anyone but a natural-born American (Schneider 6). The Founders were concerned that subversive enemies could force the fledgling republic back to foreign monarchical rule....   [tags: American Government]
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Children Born in the U.S. to Illegal Immigrants Should NOT Become American Citizens - Illegal or Legal Children Children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants should not become U.S. citizens. Many pregnant immigrant women are illegally coming into the country just to have their babies. These women get free medical attention for themselves and the baby. This is costing the U.S. millions of dollars every year. It’s time to end the policy that illegal immigrant mothers can stay in the U.S. just because she has given birth to a child that is now a citizen. These mothers cross the border illegally and they really have no consequences....   [tags: Mexican immigrants, illegal immigrants] 924 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Born on the Fourth of July Movie - Unsure of exactly what movie to watch, I looked for an interesting title on the list, hoping that one may jump out at me and interest me. I did not want to write a paper on something I had watched previously, as I did not want to have a biased opinion and I wanted to make sure I paid attention to all the details for the paper. If I had seen the movie before, I may have skipped over it or lost focus during the film. The title Born on the Fourth of July seemed patriotic and I wondered what exactly it would be about....   [tags: soldiers, vietnam war, military members]
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Pointless Violence in the Movie (Film), Natural Born Killers - Pointless Violence in the Movie (Film), Natural Born Killers Daily, the public is bombarded with violence, not only on television, but also in other media, such as newspapers and tabloids. Natural Born Killers, a prime example of violence in the media, is a movie about two lovers, Mickey and Mallory Knox, who go on a killing spree across the Southwest. The movie takes a satirical look at how the media romanticizes violent crimes. Natural Born Killers has sparked a lot of controversy, as seen in the opposing views of Richard Corliss and Richard A....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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Investigating Whether Childred are Born to Succeed or Fail - Investigating Whether Childred are Born to Succeed or Fail I conducted an investigation to answer the question "are children born to succeed or fail?" This means that systematically when a child is born there future of whether they are going to succeed or fail is determined depending on their families' background. A success should have been born into a Social Class 1 or 2 family, a family that is functional and a family that loves and cares for their child/children. This is the environment that a child born to succeed would have been nurtured in....   [tags: Papers] 3273 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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I Was Born a White, Middle Class American - Culture and identity are two very strange ideas. They are received at a very young age, yet they are very hard to give to someone else. They will affect you for the rest or your life, yet for the most part you are born into them. However, they soon become very important to us and we cannot, no matter what we do, live without them. They are a part of us, and a vital aspect of society. However, it took me a very long time to recognize that I had an identity and a little while after that before I knew what it was....   [tags: Culture and Identity Essays] 570 words
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Stone's Cynicism Exposed in Natural Born Killers - Stone's Cynicism Exposed in Natural Born Killers As a hardworking college student living (without a TV) in this impenetrable Gothic galaxy, I am usually quite oblivious to popular culture. I was not even aware of the barrage of hype surrounding the release of Natural Born Killers. My attention was directed belatedly to the movie by a letter from a friend in which she lamented the present state of humanity - or lack thereof. And yet, I still stayed away from the movie for over a month despite my knowledge that it would be at the very least thought-provoking....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 1202 words
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Are Immigrant Workers Imperfectly Substitutable? - Many wage studies suggest that immigrant workers are imperfectly substitutable for native-born workers who have similar educational attainment and experience. Relying on U.S. Census and ACS data, I ask, to what degree do language skills drive this. I suggest that immigrants who arrive to the United States at young ages, both have stronger English skills and exhibit greater substitutability for native-born workers than immigrants who arrived later. Similarly, immigrants with poor English skills will be more responsive to the supply of immigrants and their relative wages will suffer more than English-speaking immigrants....   [tags: native-born workers, puerto rico, education]
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Born to Kill - The film Full Metal Jacket (1987) is a film about the Vietnam War. The movie shows the war from a Marines’ perspective. The protagonist is nick-named Joker. He becomes an enlisted reporter. The movie begins at basic training on Parris Island, South Carolina and ends in the middle of the conflict in Vietnam. The depiction of Boot camp, The Tet Offensive, and War correspondents solidifies Full Metal Jacket as an honest representation of the soldier’s entire experience during Vietnam. Boot camp is accurately depicted in Full Metal Jacket....   [tags: Movie Review] 748 words
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Born To Fly - Introduction Ever since I was little, I saw that my mom worked behind a desk and didn’t seem happy about it. I decided that I would never get a job that had me stuck behind a desk. Flying was something I wanted to do ever since I first saw the Blue Angels air show. From then it has bounced back and forth from being a military pilot to a business jet pilot to a helicopter pilot. I think now my goal is just to fly, no matter which type of pilot I am. History and Development In the year 1903, two bicycle shop owners named Orville and Wilbur Wright became the first to build and fly a heavier than air machine....   [tags: Personal Ambition] 2067 words
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Born Different, But Not With Different Freedom - Over the course of U.S. history there have been many social movements. The most prominent one may be the Civil Rights Movement. African-Americans stared this movement because they felt they should be recognized as citizens; they should have all they basic rights of living and be treated as equals and not fall subject to injustice. Millions of people joined the movement and they stood up for what they thought was right. From this movement stemmed groups like then, The National Association for the Advantest of Colored People (NAACP), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating committee (SNCC)....   [tags: LGBT, African American, Discrimination]
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Born in a Treacherous Time - “Blood.” Raza pointed, just as Ahnda hooted from high above in the canopy. The boy’s instincts were good--as good as an adult’s. Without another thought, Raza dropped into a crouch, as did Vorak. What had the boy seen. Raza listened for danger, any sound that didn’t fit their surroundings. Should they flee. After a moment, Ahnda called again, using a combination of Cousin Chimp and Cat’s sounds, “Pachyderm. Dead. Alone.” Raza moved forward, stooped over so he could hide beneath the foliage. Food....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 2269 words
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Born Gay: Truth and Circumstances. - ... An adjustment rating was assigned to each participant based on scores, Edward Sheidman (Inventor of the mops test), and Mortimer Meyer where asked to choose the homosexual from a series of scores and results. There was no difference between Homosexual and Heterosexual scores, and more than two thirds of their choices where incorrect, so much so that both researchers asked for a second chance at identifying the homosexual, yet failed to choose correctly again. Thus goes to show that all LGBT community members are as normal as all members of the Heterosexual community, and should be treated as such (Miller)....   [tags: homosexuality in the US]
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Essay on Millay's poem, I, being born a woman and distressed and Yellow Wallpaper - Millay's poem, I, being born a woman and distressed and Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper Two Works Cited In the early nineteenth century, the issue of whether women should be granted certain privileges, such as voting, arose in America. Two female writers during this time are Edna St. Vincent Millay and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Both women were living in a period of history where women's writings created an impact on literature. Most women were supposed to stay at home and take care of the children and many women were not highly educated; therefore, there were few women writers....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper essays] 1338 words
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Guy de Maupassant was born in 1849 and died at the tragically young - Guy de Maupassant was born in 1849 and died at the tragically young age of 43 in 1892. Guy de Maupassant was born in 1849 and died at the tragically young age of 43 in 1892. He was a prolific writer and had written over 300 short stories in his time. Maupassant was considered to be the best author of his time, and probably one of the greatest French authors ever. Not only was he famous but he was very popular with the French audience. Some of Maupassant's stories were based on poverty. This was useful to aid him in his stories as he had a poverty stricken background....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 771 words
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Digging Seamus Heaney was born on April 13, 1939, on a farm in - Digging Seamus Heaney was born on April 13, 1939, on a farm in Castledawson, County Derry, Northern Digging Seamus Heaney was born on April 13, 1939, on a farm in Castledawson, County Derry, Northern Ireland, the eldest of eight children. In 1963, he began teaching at St. Joseph's College in Belfast. The first poem I’ll be looking at is ‘digging’ it was written in 1966. The poem consists of 9 stanzas that vary between two lines and five lines in length. There is no pattern to the stanzas, perhaps to reflect the idea that there is no pattern or predictability to our memories....   [tags: English Literature] 829 words
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Robert Louis Stevenson was born November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland - Robert Louis Stevenson was born November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland Throughout his childhood, he suffered chronic health. A Study of Robert Louis Stevenson’s use of settings, characters and symbolism in ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’. Robert Louis Stevenson was born November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland throughout his childhood; he suffered chronic health problems that confined him to bed. He lived in constant fear of death and some people believe that this was where he got his grim outlook on life from....   [tags: English Literature] 1892 words
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John Steinbeck was born to middle-lower class family in the farming - John Steinbeck was born to middle-lower class family in the farming community of Salinas, California. John’s Steinbeck Imagine… your town is suddenly stricken with poverty. Your family business goes under because the economy of your local community can no longer support it. Herds of your closest friends continually move out of the town you grew up in due to a severe shortage of work. The basic necessities of life are so scarce that everyone around you reverts to their animalistic urges to survive....   [tags: English Literature] 1688 words
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My Birth Story - My Birth Story A baby’s life helps to form and shape the future for that child; this goes the same for me. My birth, my sign, and my name, all relate to the way I live and act today. Many people may not see this connection for themselves, but it takes a little bit of research and thinking to come to realize why people are the way they are. Every day and every action that a child experiences can influence their actions as an adult. I was born on a Monday morning at 5:33. Although my mother was not in labor for long, she did take her time getting to the hospital to give birth....   [tags: Personal Narrative Born Babies Essays] 1079 words
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