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Cadillac Records -   The film Cadillac Records is a biopic that retells the story of a few major R&B artists during the 1950s and 1960s. The film mainly focuses on the characters Muddy Waters and the Leonard Chess. The film later includes other famous artists such as Chuck Berry, Etta James, and Little Walter. It also briefly shows Mick Jagger, from The Rolling Stones near the end of the film, and occasionally Howlin Wolf and Hubert Sumlin make an appearance.   The movie first introduces the main characters. Leonard Chess is portrayed to audience as an ambitious young man....   [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 - "For the love of God", is a saying usually used when something goes wrong. However when writers Stephen King and Edga Allen Poe use it in their stories, the meaning going from that of exasperation, to something more along the lines of vengeance, success and finite. That is because when King and Poe use it, the protagonists in their stories have just finish burying their respective victims, leaving them to die of suffocation, dehydration or any number of horrible aliments. King's story is "Dolans Cadilac", a tragic tale of a man taking revenge on his wife's murderer....   [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 History of the Automobile - The automobile is an invention that has had a tremendous impact on society. The Stanley Steamer-the most successful steam car was invented in Newton Massachusetts in 1897 by Francis and Freelan Stanley. It wasn’t produced until 1924. The steam car was not a very popular device as it didn’t travel well on long distance trips it was too hard to start and there was a hazard from the open fire. Early on the electric car was the most popular type of automobile. The electric car owes its invention to William Morrison....   [tags: The History of Cars]
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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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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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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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GM Motor Company - ... At least 13 deaths have happened because of the ignition defect. At least 15 of the lawsuits have been filed by owners of Chevy Cobalts, Saturn Ions, and other recalled models are looking to represent other General Motors customers in class action lawsuits. The customers wouldn’t have bought the cars at all or would’ve paid less if they had known of the defect. Eight of the cases have been filed in Selna’s California district. Most of them were filed by the plaintiffs’ attorneys that had leading roles in the Toyota lawsuits....   [tags: business analysis]
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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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Corruption of the American Dream in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - The idea of the American Dream is it began as an idea people could thrive from, but became detrimental through corruption. Society’s necessity for material goods and money for personal happiness distorts the American dream. One’s morals will be compromised once one decides to live a life for the sole purpose of following a corrupted ideal. In Hunter S. Thompson’s literary work, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, his viewpoint of the American Dream is expressed. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, written by Hunter S....   [tags: Hunter S. Thompson]
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Ethical Analysis of General Motors Ignition Switch Scandal - Organization Review General Motors was founded by William Durant on September 16, 1908. At its inception, GM owned only the Buick Motor Company, but acquired Oldsmobile, Cadillac and Pontiac within ten years of its formation. Demand for automobiles heightened between 1910-1929, allowing General Motors to set the standard for production, design and marketing innovation. GM diversified their selection and opened more than a dozen new plants outside of the United States. In 1927, the head of GM's design studio, Harley Earl, designed the LaSalle which marked the beginning of true automotive design as it was far less boxy than the Ford Model T....   [tags: Business Ethics Essays]
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The Lady in the Pink Mustang - In “The Lady in the Pink Mustang” the poet challenges the readers with two contrasting imageries of a woman; the one is the normal woman in her Cadillac while the contrasting image is that of a woman driving her pink Mustang on highways during night. The poem appears to project the two confusing images of a woman during the day time and night. The use of the epithet “Lady” in the title gives the impression of respectability but the word has been used ironically to refer to prostitute, poor woman or a native....   [tags: Poetic Anlysis, Commercial World]
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Corporate Deviance: Corporations vs Public Interest - In the early 1980s, General Motors built a new Cadillac plant, which proved to be detrimental to Detroit’s Poletown neighborhood (Cura, 77). While General Motors’s intention was to advance their corporate interest , they destroyed the Poletown community as there was displacement and greater vandalism (Cura, 77). In addition, “Power, Social Networks, and Organizational Deviance” by John Cura finds that many institutions sided with General Motors as opposed to the citizens of Poletown (Cura, 75-76)....   [tags: General Motors Case Study]
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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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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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Automobile Advertisements in the 1940’s - Advertisements have become more unique and creative since the 1940’s. They not only cater to the family life, but also the single life. Automobile advertisements in the 1940’s were directed towards the modern family. Although there are still automobile advertisements that show happy families in nice cars; there are also advertisements for certain vehicles that are more geared towards single people. Marketing is constantly changing to meet what the majority population wants or needs. Jib Fowles “Advertising’s Fifteen Basic Appeals” discusses the need for prominence....   [tags: marketing, tailored, equality]
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The Assassination of Tupac - The Assassination of Tupac (2Pac) Shakur (Greatest Rapper?) "Selling more than 75 million copies of his album, Tupac became one of the best selling artists in the world" (Tupac Shakur Biography). Tupac Shakur a.k.a 2 Pac was born in New York in 1971 (Tupac Shakur Biography). His Personality/Music had a huge influence on people of that time and even until today he is remembered as a legend. Surrounded by many Conspiracy theories on Tupac's Assassination, Some people even believe that he is still alive and might make a sudden come back sometime soon, but what has Tupac left behind....   [tags: music, rap music, teenagers]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Personal Narrative: I have seen Elvis Presley - I Have Seen Elvis While driving down the expressway late last Saturday night I saw the strangest thing. There on the side of the road was an old broken-down blue Cadillac. As I passed, that's when I saw it. Out of the corner of my eye; it was him. There stood Elvis Presley, the King, kicking at the flattened tire of his rusted out Cadillac. I swear it was him. He had the side-burns, the wonderfully slicked back hair, and just as he went out of sight I swear he was doing that lip thing. As I think back on that night I wonder to myself if it was really him or if I just really wanted it to be....   [tags: Celebrity Actor Acting Performing Musician] 720 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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Visualizing Iran Through Satrapi's Persepolis - Visualizing Iran It is debatable that most people of western societies especially here in the U.S share a common perspective about the country of Iran having a reputation for terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism. In the media today, Iran is accused of having nuclear weapons and various politicians have made references to its contribution to the constant violence in Iraq. The information that we absorb everyday from news reports adds to our biases and enhances our negative opinions of Iran as a country....   [tags: International Politics] 924 words
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Symbolic Actions in Different Cultures - During our lives we have many actions that symbolize other things in our world. They symbolize things that are important to us, and will be important to us at all ages. They hold a deeper meaning than what the outside appearance shows. Symbolic actions are like the doorways to the sacred world. They help us hold a meaning to God that expresses our beliefs and feelings toward him. These symbolic actions express our deepest concerns and feelings toward God that no one else can express. It shows how these symbolic actions relate back to the signs and symbols that are shown for us in our world, and how these things can help us become aware of God's grace....   [tags: Culture Symbolism ] 1087 words
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A Review of The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - When The Catcher in the Rye was first published in 1951, it was ranked number one on the New York Times Best Seller list (Time Magazine). Yet it has been one of the most frequently banned books in schools and libraries. Written in the late 1940’s by J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye tells the story of Holden Caulfield, a teenage boy, who gets kicked out of boarding school and how he passes the days before returning home ,wandering New York City. Since its publication, it has been a book both adored and ostracized....   [tags: J.D. Salinger]
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Philip Levine and Robert Hayden: What Work is? Those Winter Sundays - If I were asked who the most precious people in my life are, I would undoubtedly answer: my family. They were the people whom I could lean on to matter what happens. Nonetheless, after overhearing my mother demanded a divorce, I could not love her as much as how I loved her once because she had crushed my belief on how perfect life was when I had a family. I felt as if she did not love me anymore. Poets like Philip Levine and Robert Hayden understand this feeling and depict it in their poems “What Work Is” and “Those Winter Sundays.” These poems convey how it feels like to not feel love from the family that should have loved us more than anything in the world....   [tags: brotherly love, family]
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