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James Baldwin’s Visions Of America and Richard Rodriguez’s Hunger of Memory - James Baldwin’s Visions Of America and Richard Rodriguez’s Hunger of Memory       Many immigrant and minority narratives concentrate their efforts on the positive side of the American dream. These particular stories narrate a person's struggle and rise through the ranks of the Am6rican hierarchy focusing on the opportunities that seem to abound in this country. While these stories are well and good. they do seem to soft peddle the flip side of this country's attitude toward the immigrant and minority....   [tags: Visions Of America Essays]
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Visions of America - Visions of America The importance of American landscape painting in the nineteenth century extended far beyond the borders of the art world. The nineteenth century in America was a paradoxical time in which great nationalism and “enormous self-confidence and optimism” merged with growing disunity (Wilmerding 54), and the glow of “progress” was inextricably tied to the destruction of the majestic landscape that was a source of American identity and pride. Landscape painters at this time were faced with the difficult task of reconciling these conflicting aspects of American culture and identity....   [tags: Landscaping Painting Art Papers]
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A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America - According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a conspiracy theory is a belief or idea that some covert and influential institution is responsible for an unexplained event or secret plot largely unknown to the commonwealth (Conspiracy Theory, 2013). Many nations have these circulating rumors of perfidious authority; however, it has been observed frequently that the United States of America is a uniquely fertile land for individuals to suspect high-ranking government organizations, or other powerful societies, are plotting to do something unlawful or harmful to American citizens....   [tags: authority, assasination, President John Kennedy]
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Social Values in Transition: 1789-1815, Alternate Visions - Social Values in Transition: 1789-1815, Alternate Visions Saint-Simon wanted to see scientists at the top of the political structure. He proposed the idea of a scientific priesthood of the Religion of Newton. Later he added industrialists and artists to the religion believing that emotions must be satisfied as well as reason. Francois Marie Charles Fourier wanted to liberate human nature. His theory was: What makes men happy. Their passions. What makes them miserable. The inhibition of their passions....   [tags: American America History] 448 words
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Idealism in Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes - Idealism in Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes        In the poem "Let America Be America Again," Langston Hughes paints a vivid word picture of a depressed America in the 1930's. To many living in America, the idealism presented as the American Dream had escaped their grasp. In this poetic expression, a speaker is allowed to voice the unsung Americans' concern of how America was intended to be, had become to them, and could aspire to be again.   Using a conversational style, the author allows the speaker and listener to interact with each other....   [tags: Let America Again Essays Hughes]
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Utopian Visions in Love in the Ruins - Walker Percy's Love in the Ruins presents a society that is a direct satire of our 21st century American society. Percy takes what he considers the negative elements and situations from our society, and reproduces them, distorting them in order to point out the negativity of them. It seems, then, that the society presented in the novel would be distinctly distopian. However, the view that Percy gives us includes many different segments and views of the society, some of which are very utopian. Some of these mini-utopias are actually in the society, but many more are only dreams of the characters....   [tags: essays research papers] 851 words
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Movie Genre in David Laderman´s Driving Visions - In David Laderman’s Driving Visions (2002), Laderman identifies three essential ingredients to the road movie genre - psychological identity crisis, socio-political critique and the revolutionary spirit of new Hollywood (“Driving Visions”, 27) where socio-political and historical critique plays a crucial role. Badlands (TM, 1973) undoubtedly fulfills these criterion set by Laderman and was particularly important to the genre, as it was part of a “boom of American auteur-driven breakouts that challenged American film making standards”(Runyon), and it left “a crowded legacy of road movies” in its wake (“Driving Visions”, 117)....   [tags: romance, identity confusion, modernism]
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Visions of Utopia in Bellamy's Looking Backward - Visions of Utopia in Looking Backward   Edward Bellamy addressed many of the topics crucial to the development of a civilization in his book, Looking Backward. In the story he addresses several different features of years past utopias. Some being "universal harmony, distribution of occupation according to individual aptitudes, equality of reward, universal ease and comfort, reduction of hours of labor, suppression of idleness, of competition, of the struggle for life, and also for money" (De Laveleye)....   [tags: Looking Backward Essays]
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Who's Vision Did America Follow? - America has gone through an incredible journey to be the country it is today. Whether it was discovering new territories, developing new connections between regions, or acquiring knowledge to benefit the land, America has grown into a prosperous country with significant ideals that were developed by its founding fathers. Two of the country’s founding fathers were Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams. Though both had some differing visions for America, the country was founded on a combination of both of their insights and wisdom....   [tags: Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams]
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Allen Ginsberg's America - Allen Ginsberg's America Through a careful interpretation of A Defense of Poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley and Democratic Vistas by Walt Whitman, one can gain a holistic sense of poetry, what it is and what it does, that can be applied to literary texts of all times. One can better understand Allen Ginsberg's "America" through an examination of the aforementioned texts as well. The literary merit of the poem is best recognized through Walt Whitman's Democratic Vistas, although Percy Bysshe Shelley's A Defense of Poetry also contributes some very critical parallels to the poem and its characteristics....   [tags: Allen Ginsberg America Literature Essays]
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Clashing Visions: A Future Founded in Literary Fantasy - Authors George Orwell and Philip K. Dick, were less than optimistic of the future. They foresaw a time of totalitarian governance and repressive dictatorship. Both were probably influenced by the tumultuous conditions of the first half of the twentieth century, and their views were only subtly different. Here, I compare the outlooks of the two authors and present their similarities and differences. Through this, I present a juxtaposition of the two positions, and their periphery; fantastic perceptions of the not-so-far future....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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America's Favorite Beverage: Coca-Cola - Coca-Cola is an American created multimillion dollar company who is best known for their non-alcoholic line of beverages. This company has been around for circa 120 years, so one can only imagine the amount of effort and thought that goes into an advertisement for this company. Everything, from the word choice to the graphics, is strategically placed, positioned and premeditated in order to optimize the effect that the advertisement has on not just the targeted consumer group but the goodwill of the company name....   [tags: Soda Pop, Advertisement, 1950s] 874 words
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The Illusion of Political Democracy in America - Youth are disillusioned with politics for many of the same reasons that our parents are. If lobbyists and campaign contributors did not have more access to public officials than do regular citizens; if economic democracy in the workplace existed alongside what some would call the "illusion" of political democracy; if elected officials acted more on "bread and butter" economic issues, such as the increasing concentration of wealth and the lack of health insurance for many Americans, than on expanding the prison population and on the military -- most people of all ages would consider their votes much more meaningful....   [tags: What is Politics?] 1002 words
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Willy Loman's Vision of America in Death of a Salesman - Willy Loman's Vision of America in Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller's 'The Death of a Salesman,' is about a man, Willy Loman, whose life is going downhill and coming to an end. Willy Loman was a good salesman because he cared and was honest and through his personality he sold his goods. Time has moved on, but Willy hasn't. The business world has moved ahead and the way of selling goods had changed, but Willy can't see this. Willy Loman has never come to terms with reality. His life is a dream and derives all his pleasures from the past and he always assures himself that all is well....   [tags: Willy Loman Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman] 1510 words
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Monism, Dualism, and Pluralism in American History - ... In this era when the country was experiencing tremendous growth both in population and territory, many few that the expression of a unique national identity was needed to bind the widely diversified and rapidly growing population with the ideals of American republicanism. This vision of course neglects the fact that when the Europeans “found” America it was already the home of hundreds of different Native American tribes, some of which had developed quite complex societies, or the important part played by Amerindians, slaves, and women in building the nation....   [tags: Historians, America] 893 words
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Angels in America - “When MILLENNIUM APPROACHES, Part One of ANGELS IN AMERICA, opened on Broadway in 1993, Tony Kushner was hailed as the savior of serious American theater” (Gainor, Garner, and Puchner1459). When Kushner wrote Part One of this Gay Fantasia he brought together many themes and issues of the 1980s. Such themes and issues include AIDS, homosexuality, religion, and politics. As other plays a balance must be kept and so Kushner wrote this work with exact precision. With so many topics to discuss Kushner’s writing had to demonstrate a wide range of characters and their differentiating opinions to keep the balance....   [tags: Plays]
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America Online Time Warner Merger - In today's changing economy, organizations must develop strategies to survive the constant change that industry has seen in the last three decades. Newer technologies are created that help to boost market leaders beyond expectations. To survive, companies must first start from the inside and develop mission statements and strategic visions. Chairman, President and CEO of America Online Stephen Case was very good at his job and helped to make AOL one of the most dominant Internet providers in the market....   [tags: Management] 798 words
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Alexander Hamilton's Contribution to America - Introduction According to Scott (2008), the Constitution of America has undergone several translations within the history of America because they found it to be unclear. Whereas it appears discrepant that the unclear Constitution could be useful, the disagreement is the case (Robertson, 2005). Americans regard the Constitution to be helpful for the reason that it allows for diverseness of views. In the history of America, a variety of thoughts would develop with alarming and formidable support through various factions (Robertson, 2005)....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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Witchcraft in Early North America - The thought of magic, witches, and sorcery to be fact is seen as preposterous in modern America. Coincidence is accepted as such and accusations of possession and bewitchment is extinct. When North America was first colonized by Europeans, however, the fear of magic and the like was all too real. Alison Games’s “Witchcraft in Early North America” describes the effects of the Europeans’ on the Native Americans and vice versa. As decades progressed, the ideas on witchcraft of the Spanish and British changed as well....   [tags: magic, theology, christianity]
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Links Balancing Angels in America - Links Balancing Angels in America “When MILLENNIUM APPROACHES, Part One of ANGELS IN AMERICA, opened on Broadway in 1993, Tony Kushner was hailed as the savior of serious American theater” (Gainor, Garner, and Puchner1459). When Kushner wrote Part One of this Gay Fantasia he brought together many themes and issues of the 1980s, the time period this play takes place. Such themes and issues include AIDS, homosexuality, religion, and politics. With every play written a balance must be kept and so Kushner wrote this work with precision....   [tags: Theater Review, Tony Kushner]
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Alfred Hitchcock´s America Analysis - I. Identification A. Book Citation Pomerance, Murray. Alfred Hitchcock's America. Somerset, NJ: Polity, 2013. Print. B. Author Information The author of Alfred Hitchcock’s America, Murray Pomerance was born in Hamilton, Canada. He grew up there with a budding fascination for film. He went on to study at the University of Michigan were he gained a BA in sociology (Ryerson 2013). Murray Pomerance is currently a professor at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada and he has taught courses dealing with subjects on Hollywood and Society, and media and society, at Ryerson University since 1973....   [tags: Murray Pomerance, American life, film, symbolism]
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Achieving a Free America - After the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., which was more than 40 years ago, America as a whole has changed racial segregation, and becoming a more integrated society. During the era when King was a preacher, it was not an easy time for any black American. Slavery was coming to an end, but segregation was still alienating all races except whites. Many townships in the south still had old ways of thinking like white men should be in power to keep the evil of Injustice alive. Thanks to the help of Martin Luther King’s views and “goals for blacks to have freedom all over this nation because the goal of America is freedom” (King 222)....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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America And The War On Drugs - Perhaps Americans take what they have for granted and forget that there are other countries with problems. Why does America care about what is happening in other countries like Columbia, when they have their own problems with drugs. The Untied States of America has a rather large drug trafficking problem but compared to Columbia it is fairly small. To help Columbia solve their problem the U.S. senate has decided to send troops over there and take control. This new involvement will have many consequences in and what can you make for instance the cost of a war, the loss and gain of jobs, and physical side effects....   [tags: essays research papers] 1211 words
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Creating a Strong and Unified America - Creating a Strong and Unified America Motoring down the roadway, I take in blurs of red, white, and blue, whizzing past my scope of vision. I am referring to, of course, the vast number of American flags attached to the cars of local residents and residents throughout the nation. This sudden splurge of patriotism can be attributed to the war, but that is not to say that patriotism has not existed before this war—it has also existed during the course of every American war, along with the cries of anti-war protestors....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Women's Roles in America Have Changed Since the 1020s - Women’s Roles in America Today Women’s Roles in America Today Delaney Hershman Kankakee Valley High School Introduction Throughout the years women’s lives have changed. Women in American society live’s have changed for the better in the past several years: there is more freedom for women to live their lives the way that they choose too, wives can help their spouses with income rather than depending on the husband to make money for their family, and women have more say in the government than they did in the early 1900s....   [tags: Equality, Workforce]
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America and the Great Depression - America and the Great Depression 1. Compare the ideas behind the protest movements of Huey Long and Upton Sinclair. The Era of the Great Depression was one of both desperation and hope. Americans were desperate for a change, desperate for anything to come along that may improve their situation, yet hopeful that the light at the end of the tunnel was near. For many of those living in poverty during the 1930s, the “radical” leftist movements seen throughout the country appeared to be alternatives to the sometimes ineffective programs of FDR’s New Deal....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Nathaniel Hawthorne's Literature During Early America - Nathaniel Hawthorne's literature exhibits the influence of many factors. Much of his literature addresses Puritan culture in early America, commonly focusing on the shortcomings and hypocrisies that became apparent during the numerous witch hunts. Many of his works are allegorical, using the Puritan setting to portray his own ideas about ancestry, history, and religion. While The Scarlet Letter and House of the Seven Gables are among Hawthorne's most known works, he produced a large sum of work, including many famous short stories....   [tags: puritan culture, church, protestants]
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America Needs Affordable Housing - America Needs Affordable Housing It is often easy to castigate large cities or third world countries as failures in the field of affordable housing, yet the crisis, like an invisible cancer, manifests itself in many forms, plaguing both urban and suburban areas. Reformers have wrestled passionately with the issue for centuries, revealing the severity of the situation in an attempt for change, while politicians have only responded with band aid solutions. Unfortunately, the housing crisis easily fades from our memory, replaced by visions of homeless vets, or starving children....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Catalyst that Changed Modern America - There are many spurs who did not play basketball in San Antonio for the National Basketball Association against twenty nine other teams. Many of these humans chose to change the world due to their interest and not for wealth. Henry David Thoreau found even the most absurd things to grasp his attention, which was important to the ignorance of the people. Agitated about the government, he wanted to see the correct behavior and the goodness of human character. Thoreau also stressed the concern to stand out and alone....   [tags: Thoreau's transcendentalism]
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The Devil In The White City; Murder, Magic, and Madness At The Fair That Changed America - The Great Fair of 1893 was held as a major achievement for its time. Huge buildings, impossible feats of engineering, a mixing of cultures, and the use of many new technologies were major aspects of its success. However, even though the builders of the fair worked against impossible odds, they required a leader, a figurehead to lead the way to success. In his book, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, Erik Larson’s portrays Burnham’s obsession with grandeur as a key part of his persona to emphasize why he was the right man for the job....   [tags: Erik Larson, Burnham]
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Biography of Pablo Neruda - Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda was a poet who used his work to educate people on what life was really about, and that choice made him a controversial figure in South America. Like every author he did face criticism, but his wasn’t negative. He was a great political figure, and many people looked up to him for wisdom. BIOGRAPHY Nefali Ricardo Reyes Bausualto was born on July 12, 1904 in Parral, Chile. Less than a month after his birth, his mother Rosa lost her long battle with Tuberculosis and died....   [tags: south america, poems, stories, the fear]
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Failure and the Degeneration of America in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby -   The Great Gatsby is a bold and damning social commentary of America which critiques its degeneration from a nation of infinite hope and opportunity to a place of moral destitution. The novel is set during the Roaring Twenties, an era of outrageous excesses, wild lavish parties and sadly, an era of regret and lost potential. As the audience, they take us on a journey guided and influenced by the moral voice of Nick Carraway, a character who is "simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life." Nevertheless, when Carraway rejects the East, returning to the comparatively secure morality of his ancestral West, we realize that gaiety was merely a t...   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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Possible Remedies for the Foreclosure Problem in America - The collapse of the American, and subsequent recession, of the world economy has been mired in painful complexity of miscalculations, misunderstandings, and a general overestimation of the prosperity being handed out to insolvent interests at large. Bailouts to credit crunches and Wall Street to Main Street has left banks all over the United States trying to liquidate their assets in order to retain a profitable balance sheet. This, in a macro-level picture, is what has led to the foreclosure of 1,395,044 homes between the beginnings of the economic meltdown in July 2007 and March 2009, (CNNMoney.com) leaving the imagination to fill in the numbers of homes lost up until now....   [tags: real estate, economy] 2066 words
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Moral Disintergration of America Exposed in The Winter of Our Discontent - Moral Disintergration of America Exposed in The Winter of Our Discontent The Winter of Our Discontent The life of Ethan Allen Hawley, which had for so long held to an irrefutable ethical standard, was about to undergo an unexpected and irreversible change. Likewise he was not alone; progress was descending upon all of New Baytown like the jets which swarmed "with increasing regularity" (196) at the nearby Templeton airfield. With them was coming a new breed, more and more focused on material wealth rather than honesty and principle....   [tags: Winter Our Discontent] 993 words
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Spanish Theatre and Its Influence in Latin America - Since its creation the Spanish Golden Age Theatre has held an important role in the Spanish society. The golden age theatre was from 1590-1681. During this era, the Golden Age had a huge influence over the Latin American theatre world. Spain in particular saw a monumental increase in the production of live theatre. Before the Golden Age era, live theatre was non-existence. The production of live theatre became popular and was attended by both lower and higher class of people. In addition women was allowed to act in theatre plays with men....   [tags: Mexican and Cuban dramatic expression]
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Rhetorical Visions in the Film, American History X - Rhetorical Visions in the Film, American History X “Hate is baggage. Life's too short to be pissed off all the time”. This is a quote from the film American History X. This film sends out a powerful message about hate groups such as skinheads and Neo-Nazis. The vision of this movie is to make others aware of the complex life of a skinhead. Through different symbolism we see how society views this group. We also are made aware of the continuous cycle of violence that continues to exist even after a powerful leader changes his view....   [tags: Films Movies]
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Gender and Dreaming in Mapuche Shamanistic Practices - Introduction The Mapuche, a large South American ethnic group located primarily in Chile, is a group which has, to a large extent, managed to preserve its native language, shamanistic traditions, and ritual practices, in spite of the fact that they have been affected by and absorbed the colonial and Catholic structures imposed upon them by the dominant social order. This group of indigenous people is extraordinary in its’ ritual practices and performances of co-gendered identity which includes both male and female principles, as well as a combination of the two....   [tags: Ethnic Group, South America, Chile]
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God And Future Of America - Expos Paper God is an all seeing, all hearing, and all knowing being that no one has really ever been in direct contact with. For skeptics that is enough to make an unbeliever, yet, with all of the resurrections, walking on water, and visions of the Virgin Mary crying something must be there. That something is the true dilemma. What exactly is God and what exactly does he want us do. Many have tried to analyze what the answers to these questions and most of them have received answers, it’s just that all the answers are different....   [tags: essays research papers] 1221 words
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The Disuniting of America and The Other America - The American dream was used as an advertisement for the new America. It was used to build a large piece of empty land into a country. It was an idealistic dream that had no real control on how the environment would take to it. Both The Disuniting of America and The Other America show history repeating itself or foretelling the future. So we mustn’t have boundaries as to how far back it dictates. We must critique the past from the Mesozoic era. Nature is the final word to the progress made in time....   [tags: The Disuniting of America, The Other America] 1183 words
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Hamilton’s Vision Intended for the New Government of United States of America - In 1787, the United States of America Constitution was ratified by two-thirds of the states. The Constitution created a new government in the United States of America that was constructed around the idea of separation of power by the three branches of government with a system of checks and balances. These branches include the executive branch, the bicameral legislative branch and judicial branch. In order to ensure that no branch were to overpower the other two branches, the forefathers of the United States of America created a system of checks and balances....   [tags: american government, american constitution, americ] 1271 words
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America: Our Past, Present, and Future. - America. It was a dream come true in a New World that was envisioned by artists, politicians, and monarchs alike. The ones who believed that anything could be achieved by God, the mind, and manpower. Even through opposition from governments, kingdoms, nobles, and naysayers, these brave individuals strived to establish a better life for themselves and their families, aimed to retain a secure future in the process, and wanted to worship God in their own way. They had the courage to cross unknown oceans and territories, sail miles and miles away from the comforts and familiarities of home, and set out to create a new lifestyle in a great land they had never known....   [tags: America] 1278 words
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The Progressive Movement in America - Progressivism was the reform period in America during the 20th Century that changed the lives of everyone. Industrialization, urban growth, the rise of great corporations, and widening class divisions during the early 1900s affected all Americans. For all its benefits, industrialization led many factory workers and slumdwellers to endure a desperate cycle of poverty, exhausting labor, and even early death. Seeing these conditions, a new middle class of white-collar workers and urban professionals -- who had gained political influence -- middle class women -- who had joined clubs and reform organizations -- and the urban-immigrant political machines -- and workers themselves -- sought to focu...   [tags: Reform Period in America] 953 words
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Role of Visions and Hallucinations in Macbeth - In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Macbeth’s visions and hallucinations play a significant role and contribute to the development of his character. In the play Macbeth, a man is driven to murder his king and his companions after receiving a fairly ambiguous prophecy told by three witches. Although the witches triggered the series of events that later aid Macbeth’s descent into complete insanity, Macbeth is portrayed from the very beginning as a fierce and violent soldier. As the play goes on, several internal conflicts inside of Macbeth become clear....   [tags: Macbeth Character Development ]
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Orwell's and Huxley's Visions of the Future - In contrast to Orwell’s dystopia dominated by a totalitarian government in 1984, Huxley’s interpretation of the future consisted of a corrupted world in which comfort and techonology has overpowered what was once considered important and admirable. Both internal and external conflicts have been masked in Huxley’s society, where human beings are blinded by the pleasures that are presented to them. As asserted in the passage by social critic Neil Postman, Huxley’s vision of the future can be analyzed as far more relevant than that of Orwell’s to today’s materialistic world; pleasure has become the foundation and a contorted necessity of society....   [tags: Compare/Contrast: Famous Authors] 771 words
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My Visions and Goals in Life - My vision is to change My Developing Country to a Developed One. I will use Marketing as a tool to reach my vision. For that, I will set up an innovative and optimized marketing solutions firm in my country. I thought to set up a marketing solutions firm is a logical strategy to uplift my country's economy. First, my firm works in two opposite ways. One way is to pull the money into the firm and another way is to spend the money wisely to change the system. My front end team serves marketing solutions to corporations....   [tags: marketing, business, education] 535 words
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Creating a Strategic Vision - Articles Creating a Strategic Vision Tony Kubica and Sara LaForest, in their article “Creating a Strategic Vision,” have expressed their view about organizations’ strategic visions. Tony Kubica and Sara LaForest have worked together for more than fifty years and have provided different kinds of information that organizations may use to perform better within the markets they operate. The authors, in this article, express their view on how mangers should strategize their visions (Sara, 2010). Their format of addressing the issue on strategic vision is unique compare to other articles written by different authors....   [tags: Organization's Strategic Visions, Kubica, LaForest]
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Comparsion of Passages in the Book of Ezekial and the Book of Revelation - ... Both Men Discuss the Wrath of God Now I will shortly pour out My wrath on you, and spend My anger against you, judge you according to your ways, and bring on you all your abominations. (Ezek. 7:8) Ezekiel 7:8 focuses on God’s actions towards Judah. God was angry because they had become prideful, filled the land with violence, idolatry, and prostitution. “Pour out” in the passage cited immediately above is the translation of Shaphak in Hebrew, and has the connotation, “to spill forth blood, to gush out, or to pour out.” This is exactly what Judah experienced while being while being in exile....   [tags: langauge, visions, symbolism] 2527 words
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Jefferson and Steibeck's Vision of America - While many may enjoy pigeonholing America into the quasi-theocracy category of government, seeing as numerous federal fixtures have been injected with a healthy dose of Christianity, it may surprise John Q. Public to learn that many of our Founding Fathers envisioned no such state. Just take Thomas Jefferson’s Second Inaugural Address in which he clearly states that, “In matters of religion, I have considered that its free exercise is placed by the Constitution independent of the powers of the general government....   [tags: American Culture] 1548 words
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Latin America and Anglo-Saxon America - “Latin” America and “Anglo-Saxon” America Latin America is conceived as inferior to the United States and Europe, from the perspective of “modernity.” This conception has been formed because of the ideas of Latinidad. Latinidad is an ideology under ex-Spanish and ex-Portuguese colonies that were located in the new global world (Mignolo, 2002, p. 58). In the end Latinidad ideology became a consequence of colonial and imperial conflicts and how those conflicts had been constructed (Mignolo, 2002, p....   [tags: Inferiority of Latin America]
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