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Portrayal of Gays in the Media - The media has had a significant shift from the past in their portrayal of gay people including in gay marriage and gay rights. In the 1980’s and 90’s the subject was much more taboo and the idea of gay marriage was popularly opposed. However today, the majority of Americans support legalizing gay marriage. What could be the reason for such a change. Could it be the media portrayal. Beginning in 1975, the first gay couple was shown on television. After that a variety of other programs included the ideas of homosexuality until 1991 when the first kiss between a same-sex couple was shown....   [tags: Media portrayal of LGBT] 636 words
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Ernest Hemingway’s Portrayal of Masculinity - Ernest Hemingway’s Portrayal of Masculinity When thinking of masculinity in literature, one author has who has become synonymous with manliness comes to mind, Ernest Hemingway. Critics have spent countless hours studying his writing in order to gain insight into his world of manly delights, including his views on sex, war, and sport. His views can be seen through his characters, his themes and even his style of writing. The characters in Hemingway’s stories reveal much about how he feels about men and the role they should play in society....   [tags: Hemingway Code Hero Male Portrayal Essays ]
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Irresponsible Portrayal of Women in the Media - “The foolish human,” Lord Krishma preached in the Bhagvad-Gita (holy book of Hindus), “who forcefully suppresses his or her sexual desire is a hyprocrite.” Between the two genders, does not this saying of Krishna prove true of females. Women are reduced to the status of objects due to the insistence of male dominance and desire in our patriarchal world. They are denied full expression of humanity if, as Lord Krishna preached, feeling desire is a very human “thing.” Society employs many mechanisms that perpetuate patriarchy and maintain the sexual imbalance in our world....   [tags: Portrayal of Women Essays] 936 words
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The Portrayal of Women in Pakistani Films - In today’s world, movies play a major role in entertaining people. They are appealing to all age groups. Particularly, in Pakistan, where recreational activities are very less for Pakistanis, watching films is one entertainment even the poor class can afford. Saving few rupees for an evening once a week or a month in a cinema, is a cheap retreat for most of the poor Pakistanis. Gerbner’s cultivation theory suggests that media can affect beliefs of people regarding the social world. He states that ‘television, among modern media has acquired such a central place in daily life that dominates our symbolic environment, substituting its distorted message about reality for personal and other mean...   [tags: Women's Rights ] 1619 words
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The Portrayal of Female Body in The Media - It is virtually impossible to spend a day consuming media without hearing the troubling veracity of how the portrayal of female body in the media. This portrayal influences some females view themselves. Throughout the past century, the ideal body form ranged from the boyish looking flapper girl, to the hourglass, to today’s thin ideal. Thankfully, a new advertising movement embraces the female body in different shapes, colors, and sizes. This development has powerful supporters such as actress Jennifer Lawrence, who is known for refusing to lose weight for roles....   [tags: female body, weight, unrealist representations]
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Portrayal of Women in the Twentieth Century - The role of females during much of the Twentieth Century is domestic. Two well-known authors during this time period have conflicting views of how women fulfill these roles. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, the women portray two very different perspectives on the roles of women within families and the values they instill within their families. The value the women share about money is one of the most prominent perceptions the authors portray. Both pieces of Modern literature differ in the perception of a woman’s rightful role as well as the importance of family in relation to monetary wealth....   [tags: Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, role of women]
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Portrayal of Hispanics in the Media - Mass media has become one of the most common ways to get information in society today. A poll done by The National Hispanic Media Coalition shows that about 66 percent of Americans watch major network and cable newscasts, while only 30 percent rely on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks to get their news and information (Rutgers). However, media does not only provide viewers or listeners with news, but it also moves the stereotypes, beliefs and values of the society to reproduce the existing order of social life (Bryn Mawr)....   [tags: Mass Media, Society, Information, News, Latinos]
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The portrayal of young people in the media. - This essay will look at the different ways in which young people are portrayed in the media. It will focus on how the idea of childhood innocence has been challenged by the media and rather than ‘little angels’ children are now seen as ‘little devils’ in the public eye. By looking at ‘The Bulger Case of 1993’ we can see where the idea of ‘little devils’ and children as evil beings began. It will examine why media stories of young people are focused much more on negative aspects such as crime and gang culture rather than positive ones....   [tags: Media]
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The Portrayal of Women in Advertising - Within this essay I plan to discuss the portrayal of women in contemporary advertising and focus around the ideologies of the male gaze according to Laura Mulvey. Laura Mulvey is a feminist film theorist commonly known for her controversial essay, “visual pleasure and narrative cinema” written in 1973. This piece went on to be published in the influential British film journey screen. (Hein,2008) Her written views have achieved to shift the perception of film theories conventional structure known as psychoanalytic, which were written about by Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan....   [tags: advertisement]
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Portrayal of the Supernatural in Macbeth - A modern audience has a lot in common with a Jacobean audience. We all want, or wanted I suppose, to watch an interesting story that can hold our interest for a few hours and maybe inspire a few laughs or a little philosophical thought if we are up for it. For a play to do this, it is important that it feels relevant to us as a viewer You could say that belief in the supernatural has gone out of vogue. Although there are many who still hold that there might be “more things in Heaven and Earth” than we can readily observe in our universe—whether those things be literal ghosts or a simple refusal to say the name of a play while in a theatre—modern popular belief is following a clear trend t...   [tags: Shakespeare plays ] 650 words
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Media Portrayal of Transgender Characters - The depiction of transgender women characters in mainstream television has been offensive, insulting and derogatory. An article from GLADD called “Victims or Villains: Examining Ten Years of Transgender Images on Television”, examines 102 episodes and storylines on mainstream television that contained transgender characters since 2002. Of these, more than half were characterized as containing negative representations of transgender. In 2007 only 1% of television series had a recurring transgender character, which has slowly increased to 4% in 2013....   [tags: Transgender TV Characters]
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Love Portrayal of Jack London - Love Portrayal Of Jack London Throughout the novel The Call of the Wild Buck is thrown into a vast amount of obstacles. Buck is a half Saint Bernard and Half Sheepdog who is stolen from a home in California. He was then sold as a sled dog in the arctic where he would begin his adventure. Buck undergoes many challenges that can be related to human beings. The two experiences that everyone goes through are love and death. According to Jack London in The Call of the Wild, love and death are portrayed as bitter, sweet, and deadly....   [tags: death, love, obstacles, adventure]
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The Portrayal of Female Artists - When looking at the music industry today, it is clear there is an imbalance between portrayals of men and women. Usually one is used to seeing female artists prance around in tight little outfits showing all parts of their body, while the looks of men do not matter. Many women feel they need to fulfill sexual roles in the music industry. Perhaps female artists dress in a provocative manner to get noticed and to make it big in the industry. However, in Ann Powers’ article, she mentions that Klein states, “I want to see more images of women showing audiences what’s in their hearts and minds; I want to see less of what’s on the outside” (2)....   [tags: Sexuality, Attractiveness]
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Jane Austen's Portrayal of Marriage - Jane Austen is a well known and loved author. Some of her novels of romantic fiction have been turned into films and they have aroused intense emotional attachments among the readers and viewers. Her books have become the basis for the true love romance story since their appearance on the literary scene. Today, Jane Austen is as popular as ever and revered as much as any literary figure in history because of her realism and biting social commentary. Austen’s plots highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security, and moral issues....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Chekhov's Portrayal of Women - ... Nilsson (2006) also notes that this view makes broader implications to 19th century society. At some occasions, Chekhov jogs with the readers’ sympathy. The story, Anna around the Neck portrays a young woman from an impecunious family is pushed into a loveless matrimony with a portentous, middle-aged, well off bureaucrat. To begin with, all the compassion is enlisted on behalf of the young woman, who is portrayed to sacrifice her self on behalf of the entire family. Nonetheless, Chekhov changes everything....   [tags: sotories analysis, Anton Chekhov]
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Shakespeare's Portrayal of Women - As Shakespeare wrote Hamlet, the fiction was set in the Renaissance era and therefore the persona of women was reflective of that period. The natural stereotype of that time viewed women as weak, fickle, and dependent of the men in their society and subject to the decisions that men make for them. It was an exceedingly common depiction and very rarely was it proven wrong to the men of that time. Women’s rights were nonexistent in this time period so it wasn’t unusual for the portrayal of women to be so negative and offensive....   [tags: Shakespeare]
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Gender Portrayal - Gender Portrayal. The 1950s. Change. One may wonder what these words mean, today, here, these words shall be explained . Gender portrayals are how a gender, such as the only two, Male and Female, are portrayed in media and social life. In the 1950s bread was .14 cents, bomb shelter plans were sold, Dwight D. Eisenhower was president and people were afraid of communists invading America and turning them into communists (American Cultural History). New technologies were arising, like computers and color television, and with this new technology; the advertising industry was born, and with them, new kinds of gender portrayals....   [tags: change, media, social life]
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The Portrayal of Women in the American Literary Canon - ... Mary-Anne Ferguson states in Images of Women in Literature that a highly educated woman is typically ridiculed or depicted as highly unattractive (Ferguson 15). American authors often portray intelligent women as displeasing to men and lacking in social skills. Educated female characters also become stigmatized because they pursue education rather than traditional roles, such as marriage. Female readers may be encouraged to feel ashamed of doing well in school, in fear of being labeled as socially awkward or unattractive....   [tags: classic american literature stereotypes] 1503 words
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The Portrayal of Industrialization in London by William Blake - ... It is in “marks of weakness, marks of woe,” of passerby’s that the speaker identifies the sense of depression that has descended like the smog of an industrial city, upon its inhabitants. This entity that takes with it the hope and light of a city is articulated through increasingly dark imagery such as “blackening Church” and “midnight streets.” His degradation of a church, a seemingly pure symbol that could be believed to have withstood the assault of sin is made unclean by the oppressive nature of manufacturing....   [tags: morality, imagery, machines]
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Portrayal of Mental Illness in Girl, Interrupted - The novel Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen shows the reader what life is like inside of a mental hospital in 1967. In this autobiographical novel, Susanna Kaysen is admitted into McLean Hospital, where she spends two years forced to follow the hospitals strict rules and being subjected to the nurse's constant checks and constant invasions of privacy. The movie was directed by James Mangold in 1999, and while it maintained some of the major elements in the book, several side characters were left out, such as Georgina's boyfriend Wade and the drug addict Torrey, and major plots were changed or left out completely....   [tags: movie, novel, hospital]
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The Positive and Negative Impact of the Portrayal of Religion - ... 23; Mahtani, 2012, pg. 45). The reason they do this is because even though the media groups and mass media elements are independent entities, they have very big group support. This was clearly evident during September 11 or 911, when the media (Fox, NBC, etc.) out poured negative images of Muslims, Islams or anyone who appeared to be from the Middle East (Mohd, 2012, pg. 16). Even though it was not confirmed who actually committed these attacks, it was too late, the media already out poured the nations cry with negative images of Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and other Middle Eastern people....   [tags: Islam and Christianity] 1115 words
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The Portrayal of Gender Issues in Lysistrata by Aristophanes - ... Throughout the city ‘All our boys are gone!’ you cried. That’s when all the wives decided we must act to save the Greeks. Thus we’re here: no point in waiting. Want to hear some good advice. Shut your mouth the way we used to, let us save you from yourselves. MAGISTRATE. You save us. That’s madness. LYSISTRATA. Shut up. MAGISTRATE. Me shut up for you. You skirt. Let me die before that happens. (Aristophanes) Women were disassociated and subordinate individuals, who’s emergence from the private sphere into that of the public was unrealistic....   [tags: sexuality, femininity, misogynistic ] 858 words
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Portrayal of Women in Rap and Music Videos - Misogyny and degradation of women is present in almost every genre of music, yet the one genre that completely revolves around demeaning women is rap. Over the years rap and rap music videos have continually become more sexual and degrading towards women. Rap has been criticized numerous times for this reason, and that is because rap is one of the most popular genres of music for the younger generations. It is more than a genre of music, it is a complete industry filled with clothing and other merchandise....   [tags: Feminism Rap Women]
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False Portrayal of Mental Illness in the Media - False Portrayal of Mental Illness in the Media Protagonist The movie “The Roommate,” revolves around a young girl named Sarah (Minka Kelly) who is starting her freshman year of college. Little does she know that she has a roommate that is diagnosed with numerous mental disorders that she is not treating by taking her medication. When they are initially acquainted as roommates, Sara comes across as being innocent and depicts very normal behavior. However, as soon as Rebecca and Sarah become closer to each other, Rebecca forms an obsession with Sara and strange events begin to occur....   [tags: The Roommate, Film Analysis]
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"Gladiator": An Accurate Portrayal of Roman History - The Gladiator epic directed by Riley Scott (2000) is based on real life events of the Roman Empire, their society, as well as the role of gladiators. Scott tried to portray the Roman culture as accurately as he could, and even went further to ensure his authenticity by hiring several historians to do so . It is supported by the findings of historians’ research. The film is historically accurate in most parts, including the role of gladiators; gladiatorial games and the aspects of Roman society such as the religions and beliefs....   [tags: Film Review] 1846 words
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Portrayal of Arabs in Biased American Media - Some American Media outlets prove to be biased; the information they mediate through discourse pictures and videos are often slanted. In order to be able to recognize the impartial from the one-sided opinion, and in order to learn how language, images and videos work to create meaning, one should rely on the science of semiotics. This paper will apply a semiotic approach in analyzing the attacks directed to Arabs by some biased American Media outlets. The first part will deal with discourse and will explain some properties in language; the second part will be devoted to images and to their Machiavelli use in achieving meaning; in the third part, it will attempt to decipher the hidden inform...   [tags: A Semiotic Analysis]
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Media Portrayal of Women and Its Effects - Throughout the century, the ideal image of a woman has changed drastically, which can be directly attributed to the powerful persuasion of media. This ideal image has transformed from a voluptuous, size 14, 1950’s Marilyn Monroe to a 5’9, 100 pound, 1990’s Kate Moss. The most shocking aspect is specifically what young girls are now doing to achieve this “Kate Moss” image. Through the utilization of advertisements and stars on the big screen, this female portrayal directly targets the physical and mental well-being of females in cultures across the globe....   [tags: lolita effect, ideal woman, woman image]
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Irving's Portrayal of Women in His Novels - In his stories the women were not portrayed as nice. Women were usually nagging and would fight with their husbands. Some critics felt that Irving took an anti-feminism approach to his writing. However some critic feel that The Legend of Sleepy Hollow shows importance of marriage. Some critics also argue the quality of his work. Some pieces of his work are considered remarkable. While other pieces of his work are considered not to be that good. Irving’s health was also not very good and he had tuberculosis....   [tags: sleepy hollow, RIP van winkle] 649 words
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Female Portrayal in Disney Cartoon Films - ... Blogger Polly defends Ariel by writing, “Ursula is a woman who knows what she wants, and what she wants is leverage over King Triton. And Ariel is merely sweet sixteen.” in her blog post titled “A Feminist Defense of Ariel”. Despite the fact that Ariel’s portrayal in the beginning of The Little Mermaid was a positive, non-sexist approach by Disney many people believe that towards the end of the movie, she relied on her father and prince to save her. This occurs after her trading in her voice for legs in order to win the man she loved over....   [tags: unrealistic female roles and role models] 2203 words
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Men and Women in British Literature - ... Adam and Eve is the most realistic dramatization of man and woman because it shows that life can be enjoyed if you are not perfect. While it played on the expected roles of men being superior and women being beautiful, it also portrayed the bond that two people may share by using each other’s strengths to better themselves. Milton did a wonderful job portraying women differently than many works by creating Eve in a positive image. While Eve may not have been as smart as other females in literature, she possesses character, morality, and honesty that is not seen in great detail by others....   [tags: portrayal throughout history]
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The Role of Media and Advertizing in Today's Society - Media and advertising play a very important role in today’s society. Therefore as humans it can affect our thoughts, decisions, and actions. Society gains these negative perceptions from media, unfortunately not from personal relationships. African American males are portrayed in a negative manner in media, such as that all African American males are troublesome, inadequate fathers, womanizers, and are uneducated. “Research has disclosed that most serious crimes such as (homicide, rape, robbery ,and assault) in inner cities are committed by a very small proportion of African American youth, some 8% by estimates.”(Balkaran)”....   [tags: negative portrayaL of African Americans] 679 words
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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Let’s talk about the characters in The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, and their various personalities. Alan Bradley’s character portrayal in the book is generally in strict accordance to the social values and beliefs during the period of time the story is set in. His characters reflect the realistic, British people of the 1950’s. However, Flavia de Luce, the main character, is, in a way, the stereotypical rebellious protagonist, and one of the only characters in the book whose traits do not follow the traditions of the time....   [tags: Gender Portrayal, Character Development] 1033 words
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How Superheroes Have Changed over Time - ... Body Paragraph 2 What makes us want to watch super heroes. Why do we think them as super-heroes. In films, We follow their battles and their struggles, as we hope they would come out victorious, we actually know they will never lose. The movies now not only target the young like they did before but cater more for the adults. There are more fights and more action. The villains are not just big bad guys or some natural disasters ,like a falling meteor but come from another planet with more powers and forms....   [tags: portrayal of superheroes in film] 633 words
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Women, Crime, and the Media -   Media representation has always been a topic of debate, from representation of minority groups, individuals with mental illnesses and gender presentations. The latter, of course, turns mostly towards the female characters as they are presented in various medias; movies, news, and television shows. The representation of women in the media has always been leaning more towards ‘pleasing’ than it is towards informative or accurate. Representation of female offenders in the media has not deviated from the route that other representations of female factions has gone, focusing more on what is pleasing and entertaining than what is not harmful to the demographic as a whole....   [tags: portrayal based on race & ethnicity]
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Paradise Lost by John Milton - ... The theme of Eve being Adam's equal continues in different parts of the poem. When God molds Eve out of Adam's rib, God says to Adam, 'And they shall be one flesh, one heart, one soul' (8, 499). This line indicates that Eve is certainly not inferior to Adam upon creation; she is actually equal to him for she is made from the same flesh as he. Therefore, they are 'one heart, one soul.' Love, as Adam seems to say, unifies both the people involved. In Milton’s proto-feminist version of the biblical creation story, Adam and Eve are presented to be of equal intelligence....   [tags: proto-feminist portrayal of women] 1462 words
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Society's Problem with Physical Appearance - ... I know that in Orange County, plastic surgery is the norm. Everyone has some sort of “work” or “touch up done”. 1:50 Women walk the streets with fake and overinflated boobs with lip and check fillers trying to be Malibu barbie in her prime. It is disgusting to see. Most of these women are in their early 40’s and are not very old. It has gotten so severe that even some teenagers are getting plastic surgery. I knew a girl who got her boobs augmented for her high school graduation gift. This to me, was absolutely appalling....   [tags: media's unrealistic portrayal of beauty] 705 words
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Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw - ... She is even known to have enough self-control to cease her chattering and politely bid farewell when Higgins’ suggests that it is time to depart. However, this is still the middle of Eliza’s transformation and she asks if she has “said anything [she] oughtn’t” (3), worried that she had not behaved according to a lady’s standard. As the play winds down to the end, Eliza has a new, fresh air of self-assurance and willpower. Despite being furious with Higgins for his treatment of her, she “sits… without a word,” and only “flinches violently” (4) at his comments....   [tags: portrayal of the rich and the poor] 934 words
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LGBT Community and Discrimination. - When one hears the words “LGBT” and “Homosexuality” it often conjures up a mental picture of people fighting for their rights, which were unjustly taken away or even the social emergence of gay culture in the world in the1980s and the discovery of AIDS. However, many people do not know that the history of LGBT people stretches as far back in humanity’s history, and continues in this day and age. Nevertheless, the LGBT community today faces much discrimination and adversity. Many think the problem lies within society itself, and often enough that may be the case....   [tags: homosexuality, media portrayal]
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Family Portrayal in the Film The Castle - The Castle is a movie primarily about a family sticking together and their fight for the right to live in their own home. The Castle’s portrayal of family is both positive and negative. The Castle depicts many positive images of the family throughout the movie. From the very start of the film, it is easy to see that the Kerrigans are a very close knit family. They always eat their dinner together, with the TV turned ‘down’, and talk about their day. Around the dinner table the family shows support for each other, and recognizes anything a family member may have achieved, like when Darryl beams with pride telling the family about how Dale dug a hole....   [tags: essays research papers] 544 words
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The Portrayal Of The Theatre Of The Absurd - The Portrayal of the Theatre of the Absurd Throughout literature, much has been assumed and gathered about the state of man and his purpose in life. Different poets, novelists, and playwrights have employed the powerful tools of language to broadcast their respective statement to the literate world. Many authors stand out for their overly romanticized or horribly pessimistic notations on life, but only Samuel Beckett stands out for his portrayal of absence. As Democritus, a Greek philosopher, noted, "nothing is more real than nothing," a quote which became one of Beckett's favorites and an inspiration for his masterful plays (Hughes 1)....   [tags: Beckett Literature] 1785 words
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Portrayal of Women in Homer's Odyssey - The Odyssey:  Portrayal of Women How does Homer portray women in the epic, The Odyssey?  In order to answer this question you must look at woman and goddesses as two separate groups of "people".  This is because they are portrayed in tow separate ways.  You see, a regular woman like Penelope is looked at as beautiful but has very few rights.      If we first look at Penelope we see how beautiful she must be, because we know that she has a lot of suitors staying at her house and they all want to marry her.  It is not until later on that we find out how low in society mortal women are.  The first time this is shown is when Telemukus has to choose one of the suitors to be his mother...   [tags: Homer Odyssey womody] 451 words
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Portrayal of Teens in the Media - Portrayal of Teens in the Media No Works Cited Have you ever met someone who acted just as teens are stereotyped. Not many people have because they do not exist. Real teens are poorly portrayed in the media and are the complete opposite of their stereotypes. Books and TV shows make teens out to be wild or crazy, irresponsible and out of control. One hardly ever hears about teen-heroes. Instead, newspapers and magazines are plastered with stories of teens and crime. And while looking at commercial billboards and other related media, the regular teen seems to be sex-crazed and image-obsessed....   [tags: Papers] 367 words
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The Portrayal of Women in American Literature - The Portrayal of Women in American Literature Throughout American Literature, women have been depicted in many different ways. The portrayal of women in American Literature is often influenced by an author's personal experience or a frequent societal stereotype of women and their position. Often times, male authors interpret society’s views of women in a completely different nature than a female author would. While F. Scott Fitzgerald may represent his main female character as a victim in the 1920’s, Zora Neale Hurston portrays hers as a strong, free-spirited, and independent woman only a decade later in the 1930’s....   [tags: Papers Essays]
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The Portrayal of Female Athletes in Film - The Portrayal of Female Athletes in Film Portrayals and stories of women in sport and film are varied and unique to the woman, but some common threads can be found throughout these films. Understanding the culture of sport and how women are depicted as athletes in movies shows how society at large views women. The perseverance and strength of women athletes in unjust or unfair situations regarding their sport is a very important and all too common theme. Often in movies with women athletes, are breaking a mold or breaking assumptions about women....   [tags: Movies] 816 words
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The Portrayal of Nature in To a Skylark and To Autumn - The Portrayal of Nature in To a Skylark and To Autumn ‘To a Skylark’ and ‘To Autumn’ are two poems written by different Romantic poets. Although both are typical of the Romantic period, they differ in many ways. They both have different styles. Both poets elaborate on two different aspects of nature. ‘To a Skylark’, is written by Percy Bysshe Shelley. It compares the Skylark to many different things and it describes how the Skylark manages to exceed all of these things. The poem highlights all of the bird’s qualities....   [tags: Papers] 1372 words
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The portrayal of women in The Great Gatsby - The portrayal of women in The Great Gatsby Since the concept of society exists, women have been classified differently from men. Women have always been the "weak sex", which is meant to obey and please men. This has changed and now there is a relative equality between sexes, but surprisingly, the image of women only started to change significantly in the last 100 years, and even in this century discrimination still takes place. In the 1930's society had still a very primitive view of women, even if they had acquired rights such as the right to vote, this had just occurred in the 1920's....   [tags: English Literature] 1057 words
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Portrayal of Women in The Good Earth - Portrayal of Women in The Good Earth The Good Earth focuses around the life of a Chinese peasant, Wang Lung, who struggles to overcome a poverty-stricken life. The accounts of Wang Lung's life portray traditional China. One prominent aspect of this story is how women were depicted in society. The role of women in China is woven throughout the novel. Depending on their social status, each female character within the novel gives readers a different perspective of a woman's role during this period....   [tags: Good Earth Essays] 1927 words
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The Portrayal of Women in the Media - The Portrayal of Women in the Media Redbook magazine are devoted to selling products ranging from shoes to shampoo. The entire magazine only has only 210 pages. Approximately 6-8 min of every half hour television show is produced by ad agencies. Americans are bombarded with advertisements. We see them everyday in many different forms and through different mediums. Advertisers study America’s population through a systematic breakdown and analysis of our likes and dislikes in relation to our differences....   [tags: Advertisements Advertising Stereotypes Essays]
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Portrayal of Asian Americans in the Media - Abstract My research focused on the coverage of Asian Americans in contemporary mass media. The following types of media were researched: ·     Music ·     Television ·     Films ·     Magazines I gave several examples where Asian Americans were used to play very simple characters. These roles were defined by stereotypes that exist in America. I also researched instances on counter actions taken by Asian Americans to protest against these negative images. My research also has examples of Asians that have succeeded in breaking through the racial barriers in the media....   [tags: Stereotyping Asian Americans]
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The Portrayal of Young Women on Television - The Portrayal of Young Women on Television Television is widely known to represent and reinforce the mainstream ideology of contemporary western culture. While television's representations of women has changed greatly in the last twenty years, in order to accommodate the changing role of women in society. one is left to ask how much the ideology has changed behind the more modern representations of women. "Television is regarded by many viewers to be the most 'real' form of media"....   [tags: Papers] 1271 words
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Shakespeare's Portrayal of the Supernatural in Macbeth - Shakespeare's Portrayal of the Supernatural in Macbeth The supernatural plays a considerable part in Shakespeare's "Macbeth". "Macbeth" is one o the well admired historical tragedies by William Shakespeare. It is believed to be written in the reign of James 1, Elizabethan times. At that, particular time suspected witches were greatly concerned. The play is about the rise and fall of the Scottish king Macbeth who ruled Scotland between 1040 - 57AD. Macbeth and his wife are seen by those who watch the play as evil partners, ruthless murderers who began as a normal couple but who took the wrong track led by their evil thoughts....   [tags: Papers] 820 words
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The Portrayal of Youth in the Media - The Portrayal of Youth in the Media Introduction I am going to write a peace of coursework on how young children and the media portrays young adults. I will see how different media pieces give their views on how the youth of today and how they portray them as thugs and disturbers of the peace or as obliging but misunderstood people. Development I am going to study the two pieces of media. The first one I will analyse is an article by BBC news Online: UK which was realest on Wednesday 20th of March 2002, the other piece is an article from Edinburgh evening news....   [tags: Papers] 805 words
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The Portrayal of Childhood in Jane Eyre - The Portrayal of Childhood in Jane Eyre Jane Eyre is a novel written in the first person about her life. It follows her life from the eyes of an un-moulded child, to a moulded young woman. Charlotte Brontë was the author of the book and a lot of the book reflected aspects of her life, this added a more personal and atmospheric feel to the book. I think the genre of the book can be classed by a mixture of two: the gothic novel and the romantic novel. I think this, because the gothic novel includes many themes such as the mysterious and horrific or unexplained....   [tags: Papers] 2276 words
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Portrayal of the Characters in Frankenstein - Portrayal of the Characters in Frankenstein      In the novel Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, the characters have been portrayed effectively. Much of the interactions between characters, and characteristics of the characters have been based on events which have occurred in Shelley's own life, or they represent what she believes is important. For example, Victor is portrayed as having a strong passion for science, and a poor understanding of relationships. Elizabeth is shown as a stereotypical woman of the time, who is also very powerless....   [tags: Frankenstein essays]
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Portrayal of Native Americans in Film - When Columbus first set foot in the New World, he believed that he had arrived in the islands just off the coast of Cipango, known today as China. Thinking this, he called the people that he met Indians, as they lived on the islands that he falsely believed were the Indies. The term Indian spread back to Europe, as did the term Indies, and to this day, Native Americans are known as Indians, and the Caribbean islands are referred to as the West Indies. The Indians populated a much greater area than Columbus could have imagined, covering the land of two Continents....   [tags: Native American Stereotypes in Film]
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The Portrayal of Women in Advertising - Women – beautiful, strong matriarchal forces that drive and define a portion of the society in which we live – are poised and confident individuals who embody the essence of determination, ambition, beauty, and character. Incomprehensible and extraordinary, women are persons who possess an immense amount of depth, culture, and sophistication. Society’s incapability of understanding the frame of mind and diversity that exists within the female population has created a need to condemn the method in which women think and feel, therefore causing the rise of “male-over-female” domination – sexism....   [tags: How Women Are Portrayed in Advertisements]
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Portrayal of Women in Homer's Odyssey - The Portrayal of Women in Homer's Odyssey In the first section of Odyssey, mortal women are presented to us as controlled by the stereotypes and expectations of the culture of the day, and it is only within that context that we can consider the examples Homer provides of women to be admired or despised. He provides us with clear contrasts, between Penelope and Eurycleia on the one hand, and Helen and Clytemnaestra on the other. In Penelope’s case, it is made clear that her freedom of action is strictly controlled....   [tags: Homer Odyssey womody] 704 words
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Portrayal of Women in Shakespeare's Hamlet - Portrayal of Women in Shakespeare's Hamlet   Shakespeare was possibly the first writer to portray women as strong, crafty, and intelligent. However, he has still received criticism from feminists about his representation of women. Some have even accused him of misogyny. There are only two female characters in the play Hamlet - Gertrude, Hamlet's mother and Ophelia, daughter of Polonius. Any debate based upon gender roles must therefore focus upon these two characters. Shakespeare portrays Gertrude as a woman of power and intelligence - she was Queen for a considerable amount of time - we can safely assume at least 30 years - and she is asked advice on matters by King Claudius - "Do you t...   [tags: Essays on Shakespeare Hamlet]
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Portrayal of Utopia in The Tempest - Portrayal of Utopia in The Tempest        In The Tempest, Shakespeare allows the audience to appreciate the possibilities of utopian society and whatever this may posses.  Being the good, and bad so that they can see that problems can arise in such a society. The Tempest can be thus seen as a window into the dimensions of utopian societies. While his characters take on the role of the leaders of the utopian societies, Shakespeare uses his creation to portray the social questions and beliefs of society of how a utopian environment should be....   [tags: Tempest essays]
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Inaccurate Portrayal of the Dinosaur Face - Inaccurate Portrayal of the Dinosaur Face As time goes on, Paleontologists discover more and more fossil remains, and with that more and more information about dinosaurs. Yet even with the great deal of fossils that have been discovered in the past century, scientists are still forced to make educated guesses about certain dinosaur behaviors, traits, and appearance. Dr. Lawrence Witmer’s recent research addresses this issue. Dr. Witmer argues that the fleshy nostril of dinosaurs lies in a different place than has been assumed and portrayed for over the last one hundred years....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]
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ESPN: Portrayal of Sports on Television - ESPN: Portrayal of Sports on Television Sports have played a big in role throughout the history of television. Without the television, sport fans would not be able to tune into NFL games on Sunday and Monday nights. They wouldn’t be able to sit at home and watch every basketball game played during March Madness. The television has given everybody around the world a chance to watch some of the biggest and best sporting events that have ever taken place. However, for a long amount of time there was no television show that was dedicated towards just sports....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays]
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Portrayal of Women in the Media - Portrayal of Women in the Media Gender is the psychological characteristics and social categories that are created by human culture. Doing gender is the concept that humans express their gender when they interact with one another. Messages about how a male or female is supposed to act come from many different places. Schools, parents, and friends can influence a person. Another major factor that influences millions of impressionable females and males is television. Not only does the television teach each sex how to act, it also shows how one sex should expect the other sex to act....   [tags: Women Television Gender Psychology] 3135 words
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Portrayal of Christianity in the Media - Portrayal of Christianity in the Media In this piece of coursework I am going to write an essay about how Christianity is portrayed in the media. I'm going to write about mainstream shows such as Songs of Praise and Paradise found. I am also going to write about how a Christian issue is dealt with on Eastenders which was Euthanasia. Then I am going to write about how Homosexuality is looked upon in the film Philadelphia. Finally I'm going to write about if Christian comedies are "out of touch" or "in touch" and I'll be analysing father Ted and the Vicar of Dibley Firstly the general content of Songs of Praise was hymn singing and interviews with Christian beli...   [tags: Papers] 895 words
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The Government's Poor Portrayal of Alcohol - The Government's Poor Portrayal of Alcohol About a week ago, I was passively watching television until a governmentally-funded advertisement caught my eye. In this commercial, a young child goes to the family refrigerator and gets his father a bottle of beer. Then a stereotypical narrator says, “When some parents crave their favorite drug, they’ll even use their own kids to get it. Alcohol is the number one drug problem in this country. Not marijuana. Not cocaine. Don’t be fooled. Alcohol is a drug.” This commercial alarmed me because the majority of people I know consume alcohol....   [tags: Papers] 1663 words
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The Portrayal of Ancient Rulers - The Portrayal of Ancient Rulers Throughout history, the idea of what a ruler is has evolved. In ancient societies the style of leadership evolved from royal leadership to politically appointed emperors. Inheritance of a throne and kingship subsided after Alexander the Great’s world domination. Instead, leaders came to power through political and military prowess, and if their leadership was unsatisfactory they would usually be overthrown. With the evolution of leadership throughout ancient times, came the evolution of art portraying the rulers of the era....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1855 words
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Media's Portrayal Of Beauty Affects Socieites Youth - Beauty is an omnipresent characteristic that plagues societies’ youth today because mainstream media has them convinced that inner beauty is less important than physical beauty. Unfortunately the media’s warped sense of what true beauty is has been advertised in such a way that it has become an unhealthy observation for today’s youth. The expectations of beauty are unacceptably stereotyped, which creates unrealistic idealistic goals for our young people to try to achieve. It is crucial to mention that as a society we need to strive toward teaching the proper balance between both aspects of beauty to offset the portrayal of what true beauty is by the media....   [tags: Beauty ]
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The Portrayal of African American Women in Recent Films - The portrayal of African American women in recent films, has served to highlight the negative stereotyping against them and increase awareness to their plight. The negative stereotyping occurred before the passing of the Thirteenth Amendment, where African Americans were predominantly bought and sold as slaves. It is only after the passing of the amendment and the Civil Rights Act, were African Americans considered citizens of the United States, granted the opportunity to vote and had the right for equal treatment....   [tags: racial stereotypes]
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The Media Portrayal of Islam - The Media Portrayal of Islam Islam is portrayed and is commonly accepted as the most violent and largest direct threat to the West. This is a generalization made by most of the West, but it is not particularly the West or the Islamic people’s fault. There is constant turmoil in Islamic countries in the Middle East and these conflicts are what make the news in the West. The only representation in the media that the Islamic nation gets is that of war. Though most Islamic people are not violent, the select few that do participate in terrorist groups give the rest of the Islam nation a bad image....   [tags: Media Middle East Islamic Racism Essays] 965 words
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Portrayal of the Lower Class - Portrayal of the Lower Class When the words poverty comes up what are the first things that come to mind. Usually the first thing thought of is the perception of a man with a torn skiing cap, tattered plaid jacket, dirty gloves, no shoes and living under a bridge. This is, like most stereotypes the extremity of the problem. The homeless you see on the street does not exemplify everyone in poverty. Most live in a very small apartment or complex with some food and water. Poverty by definition is the state of having little or no money and few possessions....   [tags: Sociology] 977 words
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William Shakespeare's Portrayal of Macbeth - William Shakespeare's Portrayal of Macbeth Macbeth was written by Shakespeare between 1606-1611. The story takes place in Scotland, where a brave soldier ‘Macbeth’ is predicted to become king. After being urged on by his wife, Macbeth kills the king and claims his right to the throne. After a few days’ people begin to become suspicious and eventually Macbeth has is comeuppance. Shakespeare wrote in a time where women were inferior to men, people lived in a patriarchal society....   [tags: Papers] 1794 words
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Christianity's Portrayal In Selected Texts - Christianity has shaped society European and English-speaking countries' society to a great extent. Because of this, it is a common theme in our literature. In selecting the texts The Da Vinci Code, Stigmata, ‘The Maori Jesus', ‘The Ballad of Calvary Street', and Theo's Odyssey, I included a wide range of points of view on the topic of Christianity. With conspiracy-theory-driven films that attempt to bring down the Catholic establishment, James K Baxter poems that force audiences to take a second look at their societies, as well as a French novel that looks at many world religions, I intend to analyse differences in characters' beliefs, and messages of the texts....   [tags: Religion Christian Literature] 1631 words
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Portrayal of Masculinity in Art - Portrayal of Masculinity in Art According to several versions of the Webster dictionaries, the word “masculinity” refers to the characteristics of being masculine, manly, male stereotypes, having or occurring in a stressed final syllable <masculine rhyme>, having the final chord occurring on a strong beat <masculine cadence>, of or forming the formal, active, or generative principle of the cosmos. The word “masculinity” overall reflects the stereotype of men being a strong force, in music chords or in general....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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An Investigation into the Portrayal or Truth Within the Documentary Genre - As documentary by its very nature introduces itself as factual, concerns exist as to where the boundary between the truth of subject and the fiction produced by its creator emerges. As anything that has been edited has by definition removed certain aspects and enhanced others, there must be at best an innocent naturally occurring bias formed from individual perception, and at worst purposefully manipulated misinformation. Through researching various sources, I intend to discover the difference (if any) between these two methods making factually based programmes, to determine any variables that lie in the ‘grey area’ between the two extremes, and to ascertain the diverse forms of conduct in w...   [tags: Documentary Filmaking]
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The Portrayal of Silas Marner - In this essay I aim to discuss the portrayal of Silas Marner in chapters 1, 2 and 14 in the novel. The story of Silas Marner is about how things can change in time. It also supplies a certain message. George Elliot wrote the story in 1860. George Elliot was a female and her real name was Marian Evans. She changed her name because it was difficult for a woman’s book to be published. Her story deals with themes of greed, jealousy and envy. There are many morals to this story and we can learn a lot about life....   [tags: English Literature] 2443 words
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Bill Alexander's Portrayal of Macbeth - Bill Alexander's Portrayal of Macbeth In this piece of coursework I am going give my opinion on how Bill Alexander portrays Act 1 Scene 7 of Macbeth, comparing this to the original Shakespeare text. This scene plays a very important role in the play as we see the power that Lady Macbeth has over her husband. We see this through the language used, the colours used in the film and also the choice of actress to play the role of Lady Macbeth. In this scene we will also look at how well Bill Alexander brings forth this great Shakespeare play....   [tags: Papers] 746 words
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The Portrayal of Old Age - The Portrayal of Old Age ‘Old Man, Old Man’ is a poem about a daughter who is narrating about her father. The poem compares the past life of her father, to what it is like at present. This involves changes in physical and mental strengths. This poem was written by U.A. Fanthorpe, and possibly written from real life experiences. ‘Warning’ is about a middle-aged mother who looks to the future at what she wants to be like when older. She wants to be different and rebel against the views people have of a typical old lady....   [tags: Papers] 808 words
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The Portrayal of Vietnam War - The Portrayal of Vietnam War The Vietnam War was only a small part of the major battle between communism and capitalism better known as the Cold War. The cold war lasted over 20 years. The Vietnam War lasted from 1946-1954 and was a war between capitalist France and communist Vietnam. The French were supported by the USA whilst Vietnam had their own army- the Viet Minh. The Vietnam War became a major turning point in the Cold War, as this was the first time that the media were able to get a glimpse of it....   [tags: Papers] 926 words
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