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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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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 - ... Another example, “We glance at a picture of a solitary rancher at work, and “Marlboro” slips into our minds,” negatively influences one but captures attention (Fowles 540). Even though products are unneeded, advertising fulfills the need to nurture. Fowles defines the need to nurture as “the need to take care of small, defenseless creatures” (546). One successfully raises their family by accomplishing their need to nurture. Failing to accomplish this motive, “we could not successfully raise up our replacements” (Fowles 546)....   [tags: Advertising]
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Advertising’s Positive Influences - ... Another example, “We glance at a picture of a solitary rancher at work, and “Marlboro” slips into our minds,” negatively influences one but captures attention (Fowles 540). Even though some products are unnecessary, advertising fulfills one’s needs. Fowles defines the need to nurture as “the need to take care of small, defenseless creatures” (546). Henry A. Murray explains that “to feed, help, support, console, protect, comfort, nurse, [and] heal” describes “nurture” (Fowles 546). One successfully raises their family through accomplishing their need to nurture....   [tags: Advertising ]
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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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General Motors Company - ... In the 1950s, GM continued to dominate the automotive industry. They had 46 percent of the American auto market, Ford and Chrysler had 44 percent, and all of the other automotive companies combined had 10 percent. In the 1960’s, GM’s percentage had increased to 51, more than half of the American auto market. By 1994, from cutting costs and other various choices, their percentage had dropped to a shocking 33% (Costantini). In 2010, General Motors proved with their sales figure that they are financially back on track, globally, G.M.’s sales rose 12.2 percent in 2010, to 8.39 million, coming within about 30,000 vehicles of retaking the title of world’s largest automaker from Toyota....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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The Positive Influences of Advertising - ... Another example, “we glance at a picture of a solitary rancher at work, and “Marlboro” slips into our minds,” captures one’s attention and negatively influences one. Even though products are unneeded, advertising fulfills the need to nurture. Fowles defines the need to nurture as “the need to take care of small, defenseless creatures” (546). One succeeds in raising their family by accomplishing their need to nurture. This need appears in advertisements by showing one, as Henry A. Murray explains, “feed, help, support, console, protect, comfort, nurse, [and] heal” another (Fowles 546)....   [tags: Advertising ]
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Gallery Review -The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - 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 ] 502 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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