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Cadillac Records - ... Muddy first started his career playing in negro clubs, but as he became more well known, it seemed like the venues he played in didn’t change. In one scene in the movie, Muddy is on stage playing with a famous guitarist named Hubert Sumlin. In the scene all the musicians were wearing suits and everyone, except Muddy, were in the back.    As Muddy became more famous, Chess Records did as well. More and more artists were signed to the label. First came Chuck Berry. He is seen as a very humorous and humble man, he loves to entertain, but he hates how African-Americans are seen as less compared to white people....   [tags: biopic, R&B, music, Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess]
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The Train from Rhodesia and The Gold Cadillac Comparison - How Do The Texts Represent The Theme Of Racial Prejudice. ‘The Train from Rhodesia’ written by Nadine Gordimer and ‘The Gold Cadillac’ written by Mildred Taylor both represent the theme of racial prejudice in their stories. Prejudice is when you prejudge someone before you know that person. ‘The Train from Rhodesia’ is set in South Africa, in the time of Apartheid, as a train full of white citizens comes into a train station and one black man barters to sell his symbolic lion. The man of the young white couple waits until the train starts to go before he decides the price he wants to pay for the lion and then throws the money out of the window and then the young white woman does not want it....   [tags: compare/contrast, literary analysis, racism] 1691 words
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Country Lovers vs. The Gold Cadillac - Country Lovers vs. The Gold Cadillac ==================================== Both of the two stories, Country Lovers and The Gold Cadillac reveal racism. It is not a particularly hidden message. But the two of them approach it from slightly different angles. Country Lovers shows that the story is based around racism in the first paragraph: [the black children are] "beginning to call their old playmates missus and baasie - little master". Within the Gold Cadillac, the racism is a little better concealed....   [tags: English Literature] 678 words
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Dolan's Cadillac, by Stephen King and The Cask of Amontillado, by Edgar Allen Poe - ... On the other hand when crazy and sinister side of Robinson "'Whos there?' 'Me' I said 'But I'm not the help you need Dolan " so this forces the reader to feel either pity for Dolan or a sick sense of gratification because Robinson's plan is working. Thus from sorrow to sinister to a sense of calm when the story ends with Robinson saying"". The emotional roller coaster is just one reason King's writing style surpasses that of Poe's. Pursuing this further, Kings writing is better due to the fact that he developes the story more....   [tags: Comparing Authors, Literary Analysis] 748 words
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How Country Lovers and the Gold Cadillac Tackle Racism - How Country Lovers and the Gold Cadillac Tackle Racism Country lovers, is a tale set in South Africa where whites are more privileged than black people. The story is set during apartheid. This is made clear in the first paragraph, as it says "…but once the white children go away to school, they don't play together anymore." Also, "…beginning to call their old play mates missus and baasie- little master." It is made clear that separation occurs at an early age, this is reinforced throughout the story....   [tags: Papers] 1558 words
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How do Gold Cadillac and Country Lovers differ in their presentation - How do Gold Cadillac and Country Lovers differ in their presentation of Prejudice. Both Mildred Taylor (Gold Cadillac) and Nadine Gordimer (Country Lovers) grew up in cultures where racism was a part of their everyday life. This theme of racism is reflected strongly in their stories. Mildred Taylor’s experience of racism in the Southern States of America is reflected in the themes and setting of her writing. She was born in 1943, Jackson, Mississippi, the strongest racial prejudice sate found in America....   [tags: English Literature:] 1457 words
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Portrayal of Differing Cultures and Experiences in Stench of Kerosene and Gold Cadillac - Portrayal of Differing Cultures and Experiences in Stench of Kerosene and Gold Cadillac This essay will explore two different experiences and cultures. It will cover two stories, Stench of kerosene and the Gold Cadillac. A Gold Cadillac is written by Mildred Taylor it is set in Toledo/Boston (North America) and Mississippi (South America). It is about a black family who buy a Cadillac and plan to travel down to South America but on their way they encounter difficulties and racism....   [tags: Papers] 964 words
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From the two short stories you have read what do we learn about what - From the two short stories you have read what do we learn about what it was like for American black people to live in Americain the 1950s. From the two short stories; The Gold Cadillac by M.D. Taylor and 1955 by Alice Walker, both set in 1950s America and both written by black female writers we learn about the segregation, racism and poverty of 1950s black America. Both these stories are set in the deep south of America. The gold Cadillac is about a young black girl who knows nothing about racism and discovers it for the first time as she travels with her family into the Deep South in a gold Cadillac....   [tags: English Literature] 506 words
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The Theme of Racial Prejudice in Short Stories - The Theme of Racial Prejudice in Short Stories Racial prejudice is a form of discrimination. In the short stories "Country Lovers" and "The Gold Cadillac" there are some good examples of it. In both the stories the black people are being discriminated against because they are black and they are "different" and are "not as well off" white people. "Country Lovers" is set in South Africa, and there are black and white people living largely separate lives under apartheid. At a young a age the black and white children all play together as if they were all the same....   [tags: Papers] 776 words
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How Social Class and Gender Affect What We Drive - How social class and gender affect what we drive Social class and gender can be determined based on what kind of vehicle you drive. Although there are many stereotypes relating cars to their drivers which involve social class and race. It can determine that you are the type of person who likes to be in control. What you drive might determine how you feel about the environment or what kind of race or culture an individual comes from. Society also puts a lot of stock in what kind of car a consumer buys....   [tags: Adverstising, Car, Vehicle] 665 words
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Advertising’s Positive Influences - Food and drink, cars, alcohol, cigarettes — “The average American is exposed to some 500 ads daily” (Fowles 540). Are advertisements influencing people negatively or positively. According to Jib Fowles in “Advertising’s Fifteen Basic Appeals,” advertisers create ads that appeal to one’s motives (541). Regardless of negative outcomes, people believe that buying advertised products will help satisfy their basic needs. Based on Fowles’ article, although advertising has some negative aspects, advertising influences people positively by fulfilling the needs to nurture, achieve, and for affiliation....   [tags: Advertising]
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Advertising’s Positive Influences - Food and drink, cars, alcohol, cigarettes — “The average American is exposed to some 500 ads daily” (Fowles 540). Are advertisements influencing people negatively or positively. According to Jib Fowles in “Advertising’s Fifteen Basic Appeals,” advertisers create ads that appeal to one’s motives (541). Regardless of negative outcomes, people believe that buying advertised products will help satisfy their basic needs. Based on Fowles’ article, although advertising has some negative aspects, advertising influences people positively by fulfilling the needs to nurture, achieve, and for affiliation....   [tags: Advertising ]
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Auto Mechanics - ... Unfortunately, it burned down in 1900. Olds arranged for outside machine shops to manufacture the engines and transmissions for his cars. The parts were brought to the factory and were wheeled from one worker to another to be assembled. In 1901, 425 cars were produced, in 1902, 3750 cars were made and in 1903, 5000 cars were produced. Other manufacturers began to use mass production techniques. An important enhancement to mass production came when the idea for interchangeable parts was thought of by Henry M....   [tags: General Motors, Federal Highway Systems]
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Analysis of Alice Walker's short story, Nineteen Fifty-five - Analysis of Alice Walker's short fictional story, "Nineteen Fifty-five" Alice Walker's short fictional story, "Nineteen Fifty-five", revolves around the encounters among Gracie Mae Still, the narrator, and Traynor, the "Emperor of Rock and Roll." Traynor as a young prospective singer purchases a song from Mrs. Still, which becomes his "first hit record" and makes him rich and famous. Yet, he does not "even understand" the song and spends his entire life trying to figure out "what the song means." The song he sings seems as fictional as certain events in this story, but as historical as Traynor's based character, Elvis Presley....   [tags: Alice Walker Nineteen Fifty-five] 1174 words
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XM Satellite Radio: An Innovation Beyond AM and FM Radio - XM Satellite Radio: An Innovation Beyond AM and FM Radio How much do you enjoy drinking a nice cold beverage, reclining in your most comfy chair, while listening to your favorite radio station. Music is a very important part of the average person's daily life. We wake up to music set on our alarm clocks, sing to music in the shower, listen to music while driving to work, and enjoy it throughout the rest of our day. Well sit back and get ready to experience Radio to the Power of X. We're talking about the new XM satellite radio....   [tags: Expository Argumentative Essays]
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Always Be Closing - Always Be Closing Preceding the Play, David Mamet includes the phrase "Always Be Closing," and he titles it a "Practical Sales Maxim." In this essay, I will discuss how this philosophy not only applied to the sales attempts of the characters, but how it encompassed their entire approach to life. In the first dialogue of the play, Shelly Levene is speaking to John Williamson. He tells John, "All I am saying, that your wasting leads…All that I'm saying, things get set, I know they do, you get a mindset…A guy gets a reputation…All I'm saying, put a closer on the job…wait a second, put a proven man on the job." Shelly is talking about the fact that the good leads always go to the closers....   [tags: Essays Papers] 883 words
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Legal Commentary on Negligence - Legal Commentary on Negligence The article: General Motors has recalled 224,000 1998/1999 Cadillac Deville Sedans. As a result of a defective side impact sensor module, the vehicle's airbag may either unintentionally deploy or not deploy at all. To date, there have been 306 reports of the sensor malfunction. Of these, 61 of the incidents have resulted in minor injuries such as cuts and bruises. Deemed as "the responsive thing to do", General Motors started notifying owners of the vehicle by mail commencing Sept....   [tags: Papers] 1180 words
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Judging People By Their Cars- What Does Your Car Say About You? - Judgmental cars Have you ever taken a look at someone’s car and thought you could imagine what the driver must be like. Just by examining their vehicle you could tell their gender, race, or maybe even their social standing. I don't mean to alarm you but your car is talking. It is saying a lot about your attitude and your personality. Yes, we are what we drive. There are many various stereotypes relating cars to their drivers. Who would have ever imagined you could be categorized because of an engine sitting on four wheels....   [tags: Social Status, Auto] 856 words
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The Positive Influences of Advertising - Food and drink, cars, alcohol, cigarettes — “the average American is exposed to some 500 ads daily” (Fowles 540). How do advertisers influence people to purchase products. According to Jib Fowles in “Advertising’s Fifteen Basic Appeals”, people are attracted to what they see, “many ads seem to be saying, ‘If you this need, then this product will help satisfy it’” (541). People convincingly buy products because they believe what the ad is illustrating. Laurence Behrens and Leonard J. Rosen’s portfolio consists of ads that demonstrate various motives (556-594)....   [tags: Advertising ]
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General Motors Company - What kind of vehicle do you drive. Would it happen to be a Chevrolet. A Buick. How about a Cadillac. Or a GMC. All of these brands plus more are made by General Motors Company, or better known as GM. GM is the 2nd largest car manufacture in the world (General Motors Company, 2011). They have provided millions, if not more, vehicles to the world. Thanks to GM, many of the popular vehicle brands that are available, they have produced. You can understand how vital GM has been to the automotive world when you find out that “it was the world’s largest car maker from 1931 to 2008, when it was surpassed by Toyota” (Costantini)....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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The Lady in the Pink Mustang - ... Contextually speaking, Lady is seen in relation to the stereotypical image of rugged individualism thereby presenting to readers, the contrasting images of woman as marginalized and mainstream. The Lady in the Pink Mustang may or may not be a Native American metaphor but is nonetheless perceived as being subjected to otherness experienced by the Native women. Being on “the Road” possibly emphasizes the alienation, uprootedness and the otherness experienced by those that are not connected to place or community for being on “the Road” means belonging nowhere and being alone....   [tags: Poetic Anlysis, Commercial World]
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Corruption of the American Dream in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - ... Gonzo is determined to find the American Dream and repeats to the chef that they “… we were told [to]...take this white Cadillac and go find the American Dream. It’s somewhere in the Las Vegas area...” (Thompson 164). Lou, the chef, informs Duke and Dr. Gonzo what they are looking for “…has to be the Old Psychiatrist’s Club...[but] this never stops. But it’s not a casino” (Thompson 164). Duke’s Attorney searches for the location of the American Dream, as if it is an actual building, and the workers at a restaurant give Dr....   [tags: Hunter S. Thompson]
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The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) - The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) had three different artists work on display. It was split up into three different rooms the first room was Design 99 To Much of a Good Thing and in the next room is Latoya Ruby Frazier Mother May I and in the last room was Jef Geys Woodward Avenue. The art that was on display was not traditional art work. All of the artist’s work displayed in the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit was out of the box thinking. The flow in each exhibit made it easy to move from one piece of art work to another piece of work....   [tags: Art Gallery Review] 527 words
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My First Visit to a Barbershop - Immediately I acknowledge that things were differently, this was not your conventional hair salon. It was widely divergent from most places I’ve been to. People didn’t just get their hair cuts, this is where they mingle. I struggled to find a parking spot in a tiny lot just off the highway; minutes went by as I sat in my car waiting for a parking spot. It was 6 minutes later, that a black Cadillac, with nice wheels and tint, backed out and I was finally able to park. The barbershop is located in an area too small to be considered a strip mall-and apparently too small to handle all of its customers' vehicles....   [tags: hair salons, beauty parlors, ] 593 words
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The Characteristics of My Strong Ego - Most people deem that having a strong ego is a bad thing. However, I feel that my ego is the greatest asset in my personality as an optimist. There is a combination of three characteristics that make up my optimism. They are my strong determination and tenacious will power, good strong work ethic, and my positive morals as a person. The mixture of these characteristics makes my strong ego, which in turn makes me an optimistic person. My strong determination and tenacious will power are demonstrated on a daily basis....   [tags: Personal Analysis] 559 words
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Suge Being Responsible for Tupac's Death and is Tupac Really Dead - Suge Being Responsible for Tupac's Death and is Tupac Really Dead The world has always been filled with certain unknowns and conspiracies that keep people debating between whether or not these unknowns are fact or fiction. History has proved that there are several occurrences that have sprouted questions within the mind. Did we really land on the moon in 1969. Did an alien spacecraft crash in New Mexico. What is going on at Area 51. There is one conspiracy that continually demands answers, especially amongst teenagers....   [tags: Tupac Death Dying Shootings Singers Essays] 1295 words
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General Motors - Financial Ratio Analysis - General Motors - Financial Ratio Analysis I. General Motors History Highlights In its early years the automobile industry consisted of hundreds of firms, each producing a few models. William Durant, who bought and reorganized a failing Buick Motors in 1904, determined that if several automobile makers would unite, it would increase the protection for the group. He formed the General Motors Company in Flint, Michigan, in 1908. Durant had bought 17 companies (including Oldsmobile, Cadillac, and Pontiac) by 1910, the year a bankers' syndicate forced him to step down....   [tags: Business Finance Accounting GM] 1469 words
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Ordeal by Cheque: The life of Jr - TLC Checkbook Final Draft Ordeal by Cheque: The life of Jr Tony turned the corner at a dangerous speed, trying to go even faster, but the sirens behind him did not get any softer. This was all the kid’s fault. That stupid kid. Tony sped up, dodging traffic as he had so many times before, except this time it was different. The kid. Tony thought back, remembering everything he could, all the way to the very beginning. Lawrence Exeter Junior had been born in the heat of the day on September 2, 1903....   [tags: essays research papers] 3000 words
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U.s Auto Industrys Market Share And Fluctuations - U.S Auto Industry's Market Share and Fluctuations The U. S. auto industry's share of the market has experienced fluctuations over the past 50 years. These fluctuations have been caused by many reasons, but some of the main reasons include quality, price, and foreign competition. The Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, and the Chrysler Corporation, a.k.a. "The Big Three", are the three largest manufacturers of automobiles in the world. " The Big Three" hold nearly 75% of the market and produce over 8 million automobiles per year....   [tags: essays research papers] 957 words
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In the three stories A Vendetta by Guy De Maupassant, Crackling Day - In the three stories A Vendetta by Guy De Maupassant, Crackling Day by world’s famous novelist Peter Abrahams and The Gold Cadillac written by Mildred Taylor the writers present different ideas of justice How writers present different ideas of justice in societies In the three stories “A Vendetta” by Guy De Maupassant, “Crackling Day” by world’s famous novelist Peter Abrahams and “The Gold Cadillac” written by Mildred Taylor the writers present different ideas of justice in the societies in which their stories are set....   [tags: English Literature]
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Ideas of Success and Failure Mamet Explores in Glengarry Glen Ross - Ideas of Success and Failure Mamet Explores in Glengarry Glen Ross Introduction ============ Mamet introduces us into a world of success and failure of salesmen in real estate, which in effect is a microcosm of the reality[MSOffice1] of the U.S.A. He presents a world in which the salesmen are dominated by the fact that they need to close the leads otherwise they lose their jobs. This is a world of corrupt values where people are prepared to tread on other's faces in order to help themselves....   [tags: Papers] 817 words
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Econometrics - Econometrics Topic Based on certain variables/factors, this mathematical analysis will attempt to create an equation that will predict the fuel economy of an automobile. The dependent variable used will be miles per gallon used on a highway. The “automobile” used for this analysis will include the 2 most popular 2002 models from every major auto brand on the American market. Popularity will be based on the number of units sold in a given year. In total, this analysis will use 68 different auto models The autos chosen will include one compact or midsize car and a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) or light truck....   [tags: Papers] 1110 words
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Charles Franklin Kettering - Charles Franklin Kettering Charles F. Kettering : Doing the right thing at the right time By Richard P. Scharchburg, Thompson Professor of Industrial History The Man... Charles Franklin Kettering was born on a farm near Loundonville, Ohio, August 29, 1876. After graduation from high school, he accepted a teaching position in a one-room rural school. Although highly successful as a teacher, his mind was set on going to college. In the summer of 1896, he entered the College of Wooster (Ohio). As a result of long and intense hours of study, his eyesight deteriorated to the point that he was forced to leave college and return to teaching....   [tags: essays research papers] 467 words
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Analysis of the Author's Writing Techniques in Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Capote's In Cold Blood - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou is an autobiography with a fictional aspect that depicts the life of Maya herself from the time she was eight to sixteen. The in-depth stories reveal the struggle and hardships she faced growing up. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is a true account of the murders of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas on November 15, 1959. The book gives a more thorough look at the details of the family and the killers, the book is written to take the events and elevate them into a story, enabling the event to transcend their specific historical moment....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Literary Technique] 997 words
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The Yankee Club - The core members of the Yankee Club—Marisa, Big Al, and me, had earned enough of a reputation for a variety of people to seek us out. On this particular day, a black Cadillac Coupe de Ville with red Camden cloth and matching leather interior pulled up. The man driving had a weather-beaten face and wide mustache. The guy looked like he could scare the truth out of Satan. His companion filled out the passenger seat with his broad frame and crooked nose. The taller of the two men climbed out and strolled over to where we stood....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 2343 words
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GENERAL MOTORS AUTOMOBILE MARKET IN CHINA - General Motors is an automobiles company that has been in operation since 1930’s. It was founded in Detroit, Michigan and has done business with about a hundred and forty countries. In America, General Motor has an uphill and downhill history of sales. Five years ago General Motors was doing really well and their highest sales were trucks and jeeps. The last three years with the market and economy struggling the way it has been, sales have dropped. During cash for clunkers there was a small spike but as soon as it ended the sales went down again....   [tags: International Business]
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