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John Cheever's The Enormous Radio - John Cheever's "The Enormous Radio" In the short story by John Cheever called "The Enormous Radio" it begins with Jim and Irene Westcotts appearing like the perfect American family. Cheever describes them as "the kind of people who seem to strike that satisfactory average of income, endeavor, and respectability" (Cheever 1). What is ironic about this story is the Westcotts are far from being the perfect family and the community they try to conform to is just as imperfect as the Westcotts themselves....   [tags: John Cheever Enormous Radio] 639 words
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John Cheever's The Swimmer, O Youth and Beauty!, and The Enormous Radio - Throughout history, America has produced some of the greatest writers to walk the earth. Novels, poems, plays, and short stories have captivated the American public. No one was better at enchanting his audience than John Cheever. John Cheever wrote many short stories throughout his life. He has been presented with many awards for his works. Cheever was a master of spinning tales about suburban life and other situations he experienced. Some of his most popuar works included “The Swimmer”, “O Youth and Beauty!”, and “The Enormous Radio”....   [tags: John Cheever's Work] 1552 words
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The Enormous Lie Exposed in The Enormous Radio - The Enormous Lie Exposed in The Enormous Radio John Cheever’s "The Enormous Radio" begins with the Westcotts appearing like the perfect "all-American" family. Cheever describes them as "the kind of people who seem to strike that satisfactory average of income, endeavor, and respectability" (Cheever 817). What is ironic about this story is the Westcotts are far from being the "perfect family," and the community they try to conform to is just as flawed as the Westcotts themselves. A way the Westcotts try to conform to their society is by keeping secret the fact that they listen to the radio and attend musical events....   [tags: Enormous Radio] 484 words
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The Difficult Lesson of The Enormous Radio - The Difficult Lesson of  The Enormous Radio   "The Enormous Radio" by John Cheever begins with Jim and Irene Westcott who are an average American couple with an average American family. Cheever describes them as middle-aged, having two young children, a pleasant home, and a sufficient income. On the surface they seem to have a perfect life, but underneath this is not the case. In the course of the story, Irene’s imperfections are revealed by a hideous radio. The radio was bought to give the Westcott’s listening pleasure, but then they discover it can hear all the neighbors’ conversations....   [tags: Enormous Radio] 969 words
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The Symbolic Meaning of the Radio in The Enormous Radio - The Symbolic Meaning of the Radio in The Enormous Radio       Many authors use the personification of inanimate objects to symbolize the feelings and expressions of their characters. One example of this is in John Cheever’s short story, "The Enormous Radio." Although critics argue that the characteristics of the radio are the opposite of those of Jim and Irene Westcott, the radio actually reflects the couple’s life. Even though in the beginning of the story the Westcotts’ old radio is outdated and constantly malfunctioning, it has the same innocence and simplicity as the couple....   [tags: Enormous Radio Essays]
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Hidden Truths in The Enormous Radio - Hidden Truths in The Enormous Radio      John Cheever’s "The Enormous Radio" represents the enormous amount of hidden truths in American society of the 1940s. The problems with society during this time were hidden behind a facade of goodness; however, this false innocence becomes visible through the radio owned by the Westcotts. The radio causes the Westcotts to evolve from an innocent, naive pair who believe that everything they see is real, into individuals who realize that appearances are deceiving....   [tags: Enormous Radio Essays]
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Exposing Pain in The Enormous Radio - Exposing Pain in The Enormous Radio       In John Cheever’s short story, "The Enormous Radio," Jim and Irene Westcott are presented as average, middle-class Americans with hopes and dreams just like everyone else. They are described as "the kind of people who seem to strike that satisfactory average of income, endeavor, and respectability" (Cheever 817). Jim and Irene thought they were the epitome of the perfect American family that was free from trouble and worry. The only way that they differed from their friends and neighbors was a deep passion for serious music....   [tags: Enormous Radio Essays]
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Hypocrisy in The Enormous Radio - Hypocrisy in The Enormous Radio       In the short story, "The Enormous Radio," by John Cheever, the radio acts as a wake up call for Jim and Irene Westcott. Even though they believe that their life is better than their neighbors’ lives, the radio proves them wrong. The Westcott’s life can be compared to a freshly painted ten-year-old car: nice and shiny on the outside but falling apart on the inside. In the beginning, Jim and Irene seem to have a good life with no problems; they seem to be average, ordinary people....   [tags: Enormous Radio Essays]
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Comparing The Enormous Radio and Those Who Walk Away from Omelas - All For One, or One For All >>>>>In "The Enormous Radio" and "Those Who Walk Away from Omelas," a question about suffering is raised. When comparing these two short stories, one is compelled to ask is it better that a society suffer to improve the life of one person, or instead is it better that one person suffers to improve the life of a society. In "The Enormous Radio" and "Those Who Walk Away from Omelas, " the main characters dealt with the pain and suffering in their societies in ways that were remarkably similar as well as strikingly contradictory....   [tags: essays research papers] 1237 words
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John Cheever's Personal Connection to The Swimmer - Why do people read literature. The definition of literature is a writing of some sort in which expression and form are characteristics or features of the writing. It can come in the form of poetry, novels, biographies, or essays. There are a couple of main reasons people usually read literature. People usually read for an escape from life, to learn something new, to confront human experience, or simply for pleasure. One of the more popular of those four is to confront human experience....   [tags: The Swimmer Essays] 1489 words
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Alcoholism in The Swimmer, by John Cheever - “The Swimmer” by John Cheever is a short story about Neddy Merrill and his journey through alcoholism. Alcoholism plays a detrimental role in Neddy Merrill’s life because it has been ruined due to his dependence on this awful substance. The author symbolically presents the stages of alcoholism, its effects on the alcoholic, as well as how the alcoholic’s family and friends change towards Neddy. The pools that Neddy swims through, as well as the people and situations that Neddy encounters represent the different stages of his drinking....   [tags: the swimmer, john cheever, alcoholism]
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Psychoanalytical Criticism of The Swimmer by John Cheever - In the short story The Swimmer by John Cheever, one of the dominant themes is the passage of time. In this short story time seems to pass as reality does with us unaware of its passing. The main character is the protagonist hero, Neddy Merrill who embarks on a traditional theme of a homeward journey. The scene opens on a warm mid-summer day at an ongoing pool party with Neddy and his wife Lucinda. The pool is “fed by an artesian well with a high iron content, was a pale shade of green. They are at their affluent suburban friends Mr....   [tags: the swimmer, john cheever]
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Reader Reaction to John Cheever's The Swimmer - Reader Reaction to John Cheever's The Swimmer One of the main ideas that is conveyed in John Cheever's The Swimmer is the way in which life consists of different mental stages and how they each affect the consciousness of the mind. In The Swimmer, Neddy goes through different swimming pools and this represents the different journeys in his life. He progresses from boundless optimism to endless despair as the seasons go by. The times when Neddy is in or out of the water also represents the emotions he is going through and perhaps can correlate to the emotions felt throughout the duration of ones life....   [tags: Cheever Swimmer Essays] 1040 words
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O' Youth And Beauty! by John Cheever - The story "O' Youth and Beauty!" by John Cheever is about the Bentley family, who live in Shady Hill as a happily married couple, who have their fair share ups and downs. Cash Bentley, the father of the household, is a former track star who has many money problems, and at times can be very touchy. Cash also had a charming quality of stubborn youthfulness, and felt they he always need to prove his youthfulness to his peers. Everytime the Bentleys went out drinking with their friends Cash would be reminded of his age and thinning hair and would feel the need to prove his youthfulness by hurtling living room furniture....   [tags: Cheever Youth Beauty Analysis] 706 words
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Radio Creating a Shared Culture - ... 196). The shared hobby of listening to the radio became even more prominent during times of strife. This was very obvious in the time of the Titanic as radio acted as the line that connected the ship to broadcasters and then broadcasters to the rest of the public. However, in this case the ease of the radio was not as welcomed. As stated in Communication in History chapter 27, it was incredibly easy for amateur broadcasters to interfere with radio signals and in this case one those people passed along the message that all passengers of the titanic were safe....   [tags: communication technology, history of radio] 865 words
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Radio Frequency Emissions - One late summer evening I was watching the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. If you are a frequent viewer of Late Night, infomercials account for the majority of the advertising. To this day, I remember Safe Cell Tab being advertised as a sticker-like device that would reduce the risk of cancer when using it with a wireless phone. According to Wikipedia, sixty percent of the world’s population owns a cell phone. There are roughly 6.7 billion people in the world. This means on any given day 4 billion people are exposed to cellular phones....   [tags: Radio Waves] 740 words
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The Role of the Radio Broadcast Assistant - ... (UKCCS, 2003). The role of a BA needs to have many skills, some of these skills are: • Good research skills • Creativity and ideas • Good written and spoken communication skills • A flexible attitude • Good team working skills • The ability to plan, priorities and work under pressure. • Technical and computer skills • A keen interest in radio and music or current affairs • The ability to work on your own initiative • Excellent administrative and organizational skills (National Careers Service, 2012) All Broadcast Assistance must understand what the purpose of the show/station is about so they can be aware of the target audience (Skillset, 2009)....   [tags: assistant producers, radio broadcasting industry]
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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) - The innovation of the RFID chip or the Radio Frequency Identification has been a critical piece of technology that has been around since the early/mid 20th century (est 1938). Functions of a radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging system involves a tag and a reader. When scanned, the antenna within the tag picks up the radio wave and sends a response back to the reader. This technology is being used for both short range and also long range identification, in the short-range identification category, this innovation is used in practical applications like credit cards (pay wave, tap and go ect...), animal identification (domestic pets, farm animals)....   [tags: Radio Frequency Identification]
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Journey Through Suburban Life in John Cheever's The Swimmer - Journey Through Suburban Life in John Cheever's The Swimmer "The Swimmer," by John Cheever, illustrates one man's journey from a typical suburban life to loneliness and isolation. This short story is characteristic of John Cheever's typical characterizations of suburbia, with all it's finery and entrapments. Cheever has been noted for his "skill as a realist depicter of suburban manners and morals" (Norton, p. 1861). Yet this story presents a deeper look into Neddy Merril's downfall from the contentment of a summer's day to the realization of darker times....   [tags: Cheever Swimmer Essays]
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Radio Frequency Identification - RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION Introduction RFID is a technology which enables detecting and identifying objects using electromagnetic radio waves. This is processed through exchange of information between a reader and a tag being attached to the object that includes the data associated with the object. This can be used to detect and classify vehicles, animals, patients, shipment goods and airline baggage. [1] RFID technology involves two main components, they are transponders which are also known as tags or labels, contain the relevant information about the object and other the interrogators, also known as readers or transceivers, that extract the data from the tags....   [tags: Technology, Electromagnetic Radio Waves] 858 words
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What's Radio Frequency Energy - Radio frequency energy is the energy transmitted by sources that can generate electromagnetic fields like TV signals, radio signal, wireless networks and cell phone towers, by using specially designed circuits connected to a an antenna this electromagnetic energy can be harvested and converted into a usable DC voltage. One of the applications of this technology is in radio frequency identification tags in which harvesting device can receives an RF signal from a sensing device; this RF signal can supply enough power to let the RFID tag to send radio frequency back including identification information to any item of interest....   [tags: TV signal, radio signal, wireless network]
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A Feminist Reading of Cheever’s The Five-Forty-Eight - A Feminist Reading of The Five-Forty-Eight The short story "The Five-Forty-Eight" by John Cheever concerns the issue of a woman scorned by the inhumane treatment she has received by men, most notably that of Blake, whose oppression serves as the turning point in her life. This generalization is often the focus of a feminist criticism. Feminists believe that women should have equal rights as men, and they seek to "correct or supplement what they regard as a predominantly male-dominated critical perspective with a feminist consciousness" (Meyer 2014)....   [tags: Cheever five-forty-eight Essays]
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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings - A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings      The fictional tale entitled A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings is an intriguing story which is expressed very well in the title. The story is about just that, an old man with wings. The only aspect that the title fails to point out is that he is an angel. I find the story to be somewhat interesting; however, it isn’t exactly hard to put down.      The one thing about this story that stands out the most, is the author’s use of tone. This is the main aspect of the story that jumps out at you....   [tags: A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings] 1185 words
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Lessons Learned from A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings - Lessons Learned from A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings      "A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings" is a short fiction story written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez in 1955. Magical realism plays a major part in this story by the use of fantasy of an old man being portrayed as an angel who has come to create miracles to a family along with many other believers. Some will believe, others will just shoo this so called "angel" away in a painful and heart-breaking way. I enjoyed this story very much. I was able to get very interested....   [tags: Enormous Wings]
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Radio Frequency Identification - Introduction RFID is an acronym of Radio Frequency Identification. RFID systems allow for contactless identification of objects. An RFID system is made up of three parts – the RFID tag itself (also called a transponder), a device which reads the tag and a (backend) IT system which looks up the ID on the tag with a database record to identify and describe the object. The RFID tag consists of a silicon chip, containing a unique identification number and an antenna which communicates with the reader device....   [tags: RFID, Transponder, Tag, Backend, Radio]
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Faith in A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings - Faith in A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings      In Gabriel Garcia Marquez's short story, "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings," an unexpected visitor comes down from the sky, and seems to test the faith of a community. The villagers have a difficult time figuring out just how the very old man with enormous wings fits into their lives. Because this character does not agree with their conception of what an angel should look like, they try to determine if the aged man could actually be an angel....   [tags: Enormous Wings Essays Papers]
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Control in Crews's Body and Cheever's Five-Forty-Eight - Control in Crews's Body and Cheever's Five-Forty-Eight Harry Crews's Body and John Cheever's "Five-Forty-Eight" offer characters whose lives lack control. Although Crews's Bateman is a perfecting, attractive, and popular body builder, his life does not satisfy him. However, from the outside Bateman appears happy and content. On the other hand, Cheever's Ms. Dent is skinny, shy, emotional, and disheveld. Her description reflects the unsteadiness and the insecurity in her life. Although Bateman's personality contrast with Ms....   [tags: Crews Body Cheever Five-Forty-Eight Essays] 862 words
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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings is a story that not only brings imaginary characters into play but also it combines imagination with events that we live everyday. For me, the background of the story is not unfamiliar at all, since the author Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born and raised in Colombia and I found most of the details of the story related to me when I used to live in South America. The magic realism used in this story illustrates many aspects of our society today. The reaction of the people in the town towards the appearance of an unknown creature with a bald skull, just a few teeth in his mouth and enormous and dirty wings resembling a rare angel, makes me think about how people...   [tags: A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings] 499 words
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Realistic and Magical Elements of A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings - Realistic and Magical Elements of A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings      "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" is a renowned short story written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It was published in 1955. Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born and spent his childhood in Colombia but has lived in Paris and Mexico. As for the work that made him famous, "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" is considered by most an archetype of Magical Realism. When reading "A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings," one comes across many elements of Magical Realism....   [tags: Very Old Man with Enormous Wings Essays]
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