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You're Not Cool at All - While all the other children are in school learning, and being; for the most part, obedient and civil youngsters , the seven dropouts “being cool” at the golden shovel in the story “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks do not realize the amount of damage their doing to their futures by living the lifestyles they do. The work is a condensed yet concise statement on the recklessness of youth who are like cars without brakes in the frenzy of youth. They do not anticipate an accident awaiting them in their uncontrolled life....   [tags: We Real Cool, Gwendolyn Brooks] 767 words
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Death and We Real Cool - Death and We Real Cool "The sluggard’s craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work" (Proverbs 21:25). The Bible makes a very clear statement in this passage as to how being lazy can be the cause of one’s death. "We Real Cool" is about seven African-American high school dropouts who want everybody else to think that they are cool. These teenagers explain how they stay out late playing pool, fighting, sinning and drinking. Though they think they have everybody else fooled, they know themselves that the destructive behavior they are taking part in will lead to their death....   [tags: We Real Cool Essays Gwendolyn Brooks Bible]
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Gwendolyn Brooks' We Real Cool - Gwendolyn Brooks' "We Real Cool" The poem 'We Real Cool' by Gwendolyn Brooks is a stream of the thoughts of poor inner city African-Americans who have adopted a hoodlum lifestyle. Though many can have different interpretations of this poem, it is fair to look at the life and career or the works and influences of Gwendolyn Brooks. The life and art of the black American poet, Gwendolyn Brooks, began on June 7, 1917 when she was born in Topeka, Kansas. She was the first child of Keziah Corine Wims and David Anderson Brooks....   [tags: Gwendolyn Brooks Real Cool Poem Poet Essays] 1359 words
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The Message of Gwendolyn Brooks' We Real Cool - The Message of Gwendolyn Brooks' "We Real Cool" "We Real Cool" is a short, yet powerful poem by Gwendolyn Brooks that sends a life learning message to its reader. The message Brooks is trying to send is that dropping out of school and roaming the streets is in fact not "cool" but in actuality a dead end street. Brooks conveys her message in an ironic manner, which is presented in the title of the poem. Before actually reading the 10 line poem the first thing that grabs the reader's attention is the title....   [tags: Poetry Poems Brooks We Real Cool Poem Essays] 550 words
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The Black Counter-Culture in We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks - The Black Counter-Culture in "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks After reading the poem "We Real Cool," by Gwendolyn Brooks, most people think that Brooks is making an ironic statement. Most will read the poem and think that Brooks is being sarcastic by using simple language and in the end asserting that the seven pool players will die soon, or more broadly that all who speak in this manner will die soon. No doubt some people will see Brooks' statement "We/Left school" as the beginning of her disapproval of a lack of an education, and that the lines of the poem represent the thoughts or statements of the pool players....   [tags: Gwendolyn Brooks We Real Cool Essays] 2020 words
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The Merchants of Cool - In Rushkoff’s film, The Merchants of Cool, he rhetorically questions if “teenagers even have a culture to call distinctly their own.” In the late 1990’s when the documentary was made, the implication was that they do not. However, with the internet’s advancements and the accessibility of communication with massive amounts of people, teenagers today can form authentic cultures that are not contaminated by the corporate media. When the documentary was produced, media exposure was limited to private and expensive mediums such as television, movies and radio....   [tags: Film Review] 722 words
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Nonconformity in "Cool Hand Luke" - Mahatmas Ghandi, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the South Africans all have used disobedience in order to change an unjust norm or law(s). The most common form of disobedience which have been used in history is to simply not obey the officials of higher authority and protest in order to get the point across. These protests have been successful because of the mass numbers of supporters but also because they set out to change an unjust rule or norms. In the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke featuring Paul Newman, Lucas (Luke) has been sent to jail for "beheading" parking meters while intoxicated....   [tags: Film Review] 1188 words
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Keeping Cool - Keeping Cool Authors often write their works for many purposes. For example, some write to entertain while others write to inform. The authors who write to entertain use different approaches based on the ages and backgrounds of their audiences. For example a crude joke would be inappropriate for young children. Similarly, informative writers also need to be aware of their intended audiences. If their writing is too sophisticated then it will not be understood by a younger group of readers. In Psychology Today, Aysha Hussain writes an article titled Don’t Lose Your Cool....   [tags: Literary Review] 629 words
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We Real Cool - Introduction “We Real Cool,” perhaps Brooks’ single best-known poem, subjects a similarly representative experience to an intricate technical and thematic scrutiny, at once loving and critical. The poem is only twenty-four words long, including eight repetitions of the word “we.” It is suggestive that the subtitle of “We Real Cool” specifies the presence of only seven pool players at the “Golden Shovel.” The eighth “we” suggests that poet and reader share, on some level, the desperation of the group-voice that Brooks transmits....   [tags: Poetic Analysis]
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Cool Hand Luke: Failure to Communicate - Released in 1967, “Cool Hand Luke” continues to be one of the most popular movies in American history. (Belton, 2008) The movie starred famed actor Paul Newman and was based on the trials and tribulations occurring inside a Florida prison camp. One of the main reasons why Cool Hand Luke continues to be relevant today is due to its incisive observations regarding the criminal justice system. While the movie was released over forty years ago, the relevance of Cool Hand Luke continues today. This paper will provide a synopsis of the movie and character analysis of Cool Hand Luke; in addition, the paper will analyze the movie from the perspectives of someone unfamiliar with the criminal justice...   [tags: Paul Newman, criminal justice system]
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Theological Symbolism in "Cool Hand Luke" - In the 1967 prison film Cool Hand Luke, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, there are many examples of theological symbolism and religious themes. Most of the symbolism alludes to Jesus Christ, which is often utilized in film to add depth to the protagonist in the story. Such Christ figure symbolism can also be seen in films such as the 1999 hit The Matrix and the original Star Wars film (1977). Along with these visual suggestions, there are also thematic elements that underlie Cool Hand Luke which involve Biblical allusions and metaphysical questions....   [tags: Film Critique] 1336 words
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What is Cool? - What is Cool. What is “cool?” Does it have to do with temperature or someone’s personality. Is it a slang word or a proper English word. And most importantly, how is it decided that something or someone is cool. Cool is a word that can have many different meanings, can be used as slang or proper English, and can be subjective when it comes to using it. I use the word in a couple of ways, but not all are in the Oxford English Dictionary, likewise, the Dictionary recognizes meanings of cool that I did not even know....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1359 words
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dogs are cool - dogs are cool. they smell good. they fart, and they eat alot of food. dogs are also very hairy. sometimes their hair is brown, sometimes it is white, and still other times is is black... have you ever seen a dog with no jkcool i sae a ah shf fkfnfa jdf d i sae dj that t you a re so coll fjfja red whit e jbakc are yu happyy eococ rocco is cool collin so conff djfn kljfdkl jgioawueajkljfnkajpoijwlkfv jdfjdsiajfk j fjfj j dfjlkfj ALCOHOLISM There are many social issues facing the United States today that affect the world in different ways....   [tags: essays research papers] 685 words
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Are Blacks Too Cool For The We - Do less blacks than their fellow white Americans use the web. According to the Pew Study on Internet Usage , the answer is yes, but this study is also quick to point out that it’s not merely color, it’s a mixture of things. However, according to Leonce Gaiter , author of Is the Web too Cool for Blacks, “the web mocks…our fundamental beliefs, our core desires. (p 643)'; Gaiter flatly states that the majority of white Americans have an ignorance for black culture....   [tags: essays research papers] 507 words
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Tips for Saving Fuel by Keeping the Vehicle Cool - Keeping your car cool is one of the preferred ways through which you can save fuel. There are various car accessories available in the market which can be installed for less utilization of resources. The need to keep the car radiator cool is to avoid gasket exploding and overheating issues. Overheating of car engine can cause various problems which can empty your wallet. Handling out your car in certain manner will yield good result. Follow of certain tips will help a lot in keeping the engine cool....   [tags: auto, car] 896 words
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We Real Cool a Poem by Gwendoly Brooks - ... But, they also must be faced with the challenges as well as threats in their near future. They are extremely likely to be faced with death as a result of the way they choose to take. This poem has four verses of two stanzas. The final word is ‘we’ in most lines. In the poem, the next line portrays the specific thing that the young people do. For example, the line “we left school.”Except for its subtitle ("THE POOL PLAYERS/SEVEN AT THE GOLDEN SHOVEL"), the poem consists of four stanzas and every stanza is a two-line couplet....   [tags: black young boys, native language]
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The Art Of Keeping Cool - The Art of keeping cool This story took place in 1942 during World War II; the war in Europe was threatening to come over to the United States. There were rumors flying about German submarines being spotted just off the coast and traitors being discovered only a few towns away. Therefore, if you were friends with a German, it would be a problem. The main characters are Robert and his cousin Elliot, there’s Robert’s mom, and his little 5 year-old sister, they lived in a farm but then they all went to Sachem’s Head to live with Robert’s grandparents, his aunt Nan and uncle Jake, just until his father returns from fighting overseas....   [tags: essays research papers] 680 words
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Religious Imagery in The Mission and Cool Hand Luke - Explore the religious imagery in The Mission and Cool Hand Luke. Who are the Christ figures in each film. What aspects of Jesus are emphasized in each film. What other aspects of Christianity are creatively imagined on the screen. Religious imagery in the cinema is a recurring theme across genres and eras. Many directors draw from the ancient stories that endure in religion, partially because of the resonance among large groups of religious followers and partially because of the strong connection to themes of the nature of humanity....   [tags: Film Analysis] 1742 words
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How Investing Became Cool - How Investing Became Cool Bankers and stockbrokers are not generally viewed as the most exciting people in the world. Traditionally, they have been viewed as those guys who are always reading the Wall Street Journal or talking on their cell phones when they're out in public; they wear the same white shirt, red tie combination every day of the week, and there's no noticeable distinction between work and the rest of their lives. Not exactly the kind of people you'd want to invite to liven up a Christmas party....   [tags: Internet Stock Market Essays]
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Pop Culture Isn't Cool - Pop Culture Isn't Cool From my point of view, Great pop music is an oxymoron. These days' people look to the media for the answer to everything, including what music to listen to, or in most cases what music to play in the back round. I'm not saying all pop fans are closed minded to the point where they listen to the music genre that is currently trendy in hopes of it helping them position themselves socially. I'm also not denying the fact, people like that are out there. In most cases, I think people listen to pop because for some reason they're not involved in another music scene, so it's all they know exists....   [tags: Papers] 592 words
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Color Imagery in Film Cool Runnings - Color Imagery in Film Cool Runnings Colour imagery is used in four main ways in the film 'Cool Runnings': 1. To establish the setting. 2. To help define character. 3. To predict potential unity between main characters. 4. To illustrate the growing personalities of the Jamaicans. The film uses colour imagery right from the start. The film opens up with a beautiful back drop of a warm, glowing sun rise. As the film goes on we see the luscious green countryside and the islanders wearing bright oranges and reds representing the Jamaican happy go lucky attitude towards life....   [tags: Papers] 637 words
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The Inspiring Rhyme of Gwendolyn Brooks - In “We Real Cool,” by Gwendolyn Brooks, one can almost visualize a cool cat snapping his fingers to the beat, while she is reading this hip poem. Her powerful poem uses only a few descriptive words to conjure up a gang of rebellious teens. Brooks employs a modern approach to the English language and her choice of slang creates a powerful jazz mood. All of the lines are very short and the sound on each stop really pops. Brooks uses a few rhymes to craft an effective sound and image of the life she perceives....   [tags: Literary Analysis, We Real Cool] 773 words
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Analysis of We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks - Poetry Essay “We Real Cool”, Gwendolyn Brooks The poem “We Real Cool” is a very powerful poem, although expressed with very few words. To me, this poem describes the bottom line of the well known “ghetto life”. It describes the desperate and what they need, other than the usual what they want, money. Without actually telling us all about the seven young men, it does tell us about them. The poem tells of the men’s fears, their ambitions, and who they think they are, versus who they really are. The poem begins with the word “We”, which is the only line in the poem that begins in this such manor, although the word “we” is repeated six more times throughout the poem....   [tags: essays research papers] 533 words
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Garden State, Cool Hand Luke, and The Last Samurai -      In the movie Garden State, Natalie Portman‘s character is trying to get Zach Braff‘s character to do something really stupid and silly, and says “This is your one opportunity to do something that no one has ever done before and no one will copy through-out human existence. And if nothing else you'll be remembered as the one guy who ever did this… this one thing.” It’s movies like this, movies that are written with great meaning, that I walk away from with just this warm unexplainable feeling....   [tags: Film, Movies] 953 words
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To Accept and Define Death - The word “death” is unique. In fact, we can imply both peaceful and horrific in it. Moreover, death definitely has a powerful message that nobody is ever prepared for it. We are not only unprepared at the loss of beloved one, but also the loss of our own life. The fear of death is related to the uncertainty of what follows death since nobody comes back to tell of an afterlife. Based on national polling in 1997, “Heaven is not just in your mind: It's a real place”, says 88 percent of a national sample of adults interviewed by Opinion Dynamics for Fox News....   [tags: fear, uncertainty, We Real Cool, poetry, symbolism]
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Just How "Cool" Are Drugs? - Teenagers live their lives with a huge target on their back. This target draws the attention of every advertising firm, every magazine company, every actor on a television or movie screen. Everyone wants to get their attention, desperate to get them to buy something, read something, watch something. However, it’s not just the teenagers these corporations want; it’s also their parents. According to The Impact of Advertising on Teenagers, 78% of children have the power to influence what their parents buy....   [tags: Social Issues, argumentative, persuasive]
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Cool is the New Drug - As the world moves into an age full of technological nuisances and disconnected relationships, it seems no one could risk the possibility of being considered “uncool”. Whether spending hundreds of dollars on the newest piece of technology that alleviates loneliness or attempting something new in hopes for a temporary escape, it seems nothing will suffice the hunger of universal acceptance. Though most rational people would consider the above examples ridiculous and worthless, rationality no longer finds a home in the 21st century....   [tags: Media Propaganda, Pop Culture]
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An Investigation Into How the Thickness of Insulation Affects the Time a Drink Takes to Cool Down - An Investigation Into How the Thickness of Insulation Affects the Time a Drink Takes to Cool Down · Aim In this investigation I am trying to find out how the thickness of insulation around a drink in a cup affects the time a drink takes to cool down. I want to find out if insulation does affect the cooling time of a drink and if so how. I would like to produce an unbiased and fair set of results. I would like to produce results that match my prediction and the scientific theory behind them....   [tags: Papers] 2377 words
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Book Review of Hot Buttons: How to Resolve Conflict and Cool Everyone Down - Book Review of Hot Buttons: How to Resolve Conflict and Cool Everyone Down Title: Hot Buttons: How To Resolve Conflict And Cool Everyone Down Publisher: Cliff Street Books Place of Publication: New York Year of Publication: 2000 Number of Pages: 336 Price of the Book: Price ranges from $ .46 to $23 depending if the book is new, used, hard cover, paperback, or collectible. The book "Hot Buttons: How To Resolve Conflict And Cool Everyone Down" talks about conflict management....   [tags: Book Review Report] 1199 words
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The Bebop and Cool Jazz Eras of the 40’s and 50’s - Jazz music of the 1940’s and 1950’s was defined by a history of change since its beginning at the dawn of the 20th century. Almost every decade brought a new flavor to the movement, and by the 1940’s jazz had developed into a mature, complex form of music, with many nuances and avenues for continued change. It is important to trace the early movements in jazz to better understand the innovations of the Bebop and Cool jazz eras of the 40’s and 50’s. The first appearance of jazz was at the turn of the century in New Orleans and is called “Dixieland Jazz,” or “Classic Jazz.” It developed out of music for street parades in the black community....   [tags: Jazz Essays]
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Cool Hand Luke Movie Critique: Courage And Self-Respect - Cool Hand Luke directed by the reputable Stuart Rosenberg and nominated for four Oscars is a tragic tale of an ordinary individual rising up the courage to oppose the establishment, thus becoming a hero. Cool Hand Luke weaves a rich tapestry of the prison life on both sides of the establishment and the injustices of the system. In short Cool Hand Luke is a movie that focuses on the struggles of a single courageous man and his quest for freedom. After being incarcerated for a petty crime and sent to a chain-gang jail, Lucas Jackson (Paul Newman) has risen up the ranks of the establishment and become the prisoners’ idol as well as the guard’s enemy....   [tags: Movie Review] 763 words
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Facebook Friends: How Many Do I Need To Be Cool? - If you don't have a Facebook account, you are a loser; either that or you live on a different planet. Facebook has over one billion active monthly users(Fowler). Facebook is one of the largest social networking websites in which “members…craft an image of themselves as they would like to be seen” by others (Reardon). You create a profile in which you share your favorite books, movies, music, quotes and any additional information you want with the world, all complete with your personal picture, birthday, relationship status, religious views and political affiliation....   [tags: Social Media, Social Networking 2014]
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Loving Classical Art (Before It Was Cool) - We all miss the old days, and this fact has no exceptions. This longing is the reason we throw 90’s parties. I for one wonder what happened to the music in last 20 years that brought us from perfect music like REM and Pearl Jam to some awkward noise like Justin Bieber. In fact, such confusion and admiration for the past that people experience these days resemble the feelings of the people and the artists in the 18th century, including artists like Jean-Marc Nattier who painted Terpsichore, the Muse of Music and Dance (1739), and Sir Joshua Reynolds who painted Lady Sarah Bunbury Sacrificing to the Graces (1765)....   [tags: Art Analysis ]
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Music Is Cool!!! - I love music my TWO greatest type of genries are Rap and Alternative. I was really surprised how great that DR. Dre did. I think that Eminem and dre are great. Eminem is definetlt a new era of a rap star he is puttin out some mad skillz. Papa Roach has just came out with a super great song that is called last resort.I play basketball and i am a very emotional person i like songs that have a deep impact on me and a true meaning. Here is how the billboard charts are as of today:1 1 8 'N Sync: No Strings Attached 7 Jive | 41702 1 2 - 1 Soundtrack: Mission:Impossible 2 Hollywood | 162244 2 3 6 48 Santana: Supernatural 12 Arista | 19080 1 4 3 24 Sisqo: Unleash The Dragon 4 Drago...   [tags: essays research papers] 1266 words
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Types of Cool Weapons and Armor in the Medieval Ages - ... “The medieval bow was, the exception of variation in the materials used for its construction, the unaltered descendent of its classical predecessor” (Lerner 339). This bow was primary the weapon the soldiers used, but once the firearm was created in the eighteenth century, all soldiers changed to the new technology. “The fundamental technological principle of increasing the accuracy and velocity of a projectile far beyond that which is possible using the force of the human arm remains unchanged” (Lerner 339)....   [tags: swords, catapults, crossbows, spears]
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Wellness Components, Warm Up, and Cool Down - Wellness Components Wellness has many dimensions and different perspectives every person defines wellness differently; some would say wellness is illness free, while others may say healthy or fit. Many people do not know what being fit or being healthy is because everyone they hear it from tells them differently. We all have different levels of abilities and require different workout programs and food guidelines. Diet and fitness are not the main qualities for being healthy, there are five components that make up overall health or wellness this is called holistic health, (MacDonald, 2011)....   [tags: Health ]
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Are Same-Sex Marriages Cool or ‘Gay?’ An Argument for Same-Sex Marriage - How would you feel if someone told you that you couldn’t marry the love of your life simply because society doesn’t think that it is right. Can you imagine the devastation you would feel, being told that you are an inferior specimen my society. This travesty is occurring in our country on a daily basis. Same-sex marriage should be nationally legalized in the United States with a law or an amendment because it is a step closer to equality for everyone. There are many obstacles in the way of the national legalization of same-sex marriage....   [tags: Civil Rights, argumentative, persuasive]
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Future Identity of America - Are black people that different than white people. This is both a question and concern society focuses much attention on today, is there cultural assimilation in the United States or does the country still remain segregated. Realistically, America has a long way to come before saying it fully integrates both races equally. Donnell Alexander, author of “Cool Like Me” approaches the topic of the prejudices whites have of blacks, arguing that there exists no cultural integration and the United States is still separated....   [tags: Cultural Assimilation, Race, Rhetorical Analysis]
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Compare and Contrast Essay - A vignette from The House on Mango Street, "Those Who Don't," by Sandra Cisneros, the poem "My Parents Kept Me from Children Who Were Rough," by Stephen Spender, and another poem "We Real Cool," by Gwendolyn Brooks share many similarities and differences. These three pieces of literature talk about racism and rough children. "Those Who Don't" is about racism and how people think about others without getting to know them. "My Parents Kept Me from Children Who Were Rough" explains how a good child wants to be like other children who are bad....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 849 words
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The Influence of Anime on Interest in Kendo among the Young - ... I think M-kun’s start in kendo is an influence of what I would call “domestic soft power”. According to Pen Er Lam, "Japan is burnishing its international image through the popular medium of manga and anime. These cultural products appear to have the best of both worlds: distinctively Japanese in style and yet have universal appeal among the young” (2007: 350). I suppose this soft power works not only outside Japan but also inside Japan especially to the young people who have not engaged with Japanese traditional culture....   [tags: japanese culture, soft power, behavior]
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Teaching Social Skills in the Classroom - The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the effectiveness of the Cool Kids social skills program. Fister, Conrad and Kemp (1998) created this program as a way to teach students basic and specific social skills that would enable them to succeed academically as well as socially. Entering into a school social environment is a significant and foundational experience for children. Elementary age students must successfully transition from well-established, comfortable social interactions with caregivers to explicit and implicit social rules and interactions in a school environment....   [tags: Behavior Management ]
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Marketing Image Culture - Marketing Image Culture As Alan Liu defines "cool", it is a non-political protest in society, "a gesture of ambivalent oppositionality." In Liu's terms, "cool" is a cultural component of the information age, and can only exist and have meaning within the environment it protests. This essay seeks to explore the relationship image culture, marketing, and Alan Liu's concept of "cool." In a recent presentation he gave at New York University, Liu previewed his forthcoming book The Laws of Cool : The Cultural Life of Information, which describes the importance of "cool" in the information age....   [tags: Alan Liu Media Entertainment Essays]
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Educating Children about the Effects of Smoking - Educating Children about the Effects of Smoking Many children are unaware of the effects of smoking cigarettes. Children do not know that they can cause cancer. Are companies influencing adults or little children. Cartoons easily impress children at a young age. Cartoons promote violence laughter. Cartoons like Joe Camel promote the use of tobacco.” Old Joe Camel because they believe that such figures will appeal to adult smokers and encourage them to change brands.” As if cartoon interest adults over 18 years of age....   [tags: Cigarettes Smoking Nicotine Education Essays] 450 words
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Symbols and Symbolism - Heat as a Symbol in The Great Gatsby - Heat as a Symbol in The Great Gatsby         Symbolism plays an important role in any novel of literary merit. In his novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald displays a superior use of symbols such as color, light, and heat. Fitzgerald’s superior use of heat as a symbol is the focus of this essay. “When F. Scott Fitzgerald turns on the heat in Gatsby, he amplifies a single detail into an element of function and emphasis that transforms neutral landscapes into oppressive prisms” (Dyson 116)....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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Gangsta Rappers: Nihilistic Villains? - As the hip-hop battle rages on in the background somewhere between the black literati, consumers and observers, I stand objectively nodding religiously to Lupe Fiasco as he creates a narrative surrounding personified life of a housing complex each component, the legs, the chest, a different facet of living in the hood. Some would pose Lupe as a Hip-Hop alternative, glorifying his intellectualism and political consciousness, at the expense of demonizing other less academically articulate rap artists....   [tags: Lupe Fiasco, Hip Hop, Drugs] 911 words
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Human Qualities that Truly Endure - Human Qualities that Truly Endure Puberty first sneered its cynical smirk at me early in seventh grade. That always-tortuous awakening came even more cruelly to me than to most. The boundaries of my coming-of-age world were defined by "cool" and "un-cool." I for one was hopelessly beleaguered by the yoke of un-coolness, but had not yet given in to it. I desperately fumbled and stumbled in my attempts to be numbered among the cool, oblivious that it had already been deemed unattainable to me by the social conventions of adolescence in middle-class Jewish Chicago....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay] 757 words
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Analysis of a Levi's Commercial - Analysis of a Levi's Commercial When jeans were first produced in the 1870's, the majority of them were worn by miners, simply because of there durability. They also became popular in the 1950's and 60's because movie stars used to wear them and people, mainly teenagers, would copy what the actors in films were doing and were wearing. The generation of the 50's who were into Levi's jeans stayed in to jeans even in to their adult hood, but the jeans didn't really catch on with the new generation of teenagers....   [tags: Papers] 751 words
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Identity - Identity Most people, unless they choose to be an outsider, want to be considered “cool.” Whether it’s to fit in with a peer group, or clique, or to impress someone in particular, like a member of the opposite sex, or a potential mate. Or possibly to gain something from an individual for financial or social gain (see “Scamming”). What are the limits of how far you would go to be considered “cool?” For example, do your beliefs or your religion hold you back or have an effect on the level of “coolness” you want to achieve....   [tags: Social Issues] 858 words
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Investigation of the Cooling of a Liquid in Cups with Different Materials - Investigation of the Cooling of a Liquid in Cups with Different Materials Aim: To investigate how a liquid cools down in cups with different materials. Prediction: The factors which will affect the amount of heat loss are: § Material of the cup – Conduction § Colour – Radiation § Surface area of cup § Amount of water (surface area:volume ratio) § If the cup has a lid or not – Convection and Evaporation § Room temperature § Thickness of the cup § Temperature of the liquid § Air movements – Convection/Evaporation I will be investigating the material of the cup....   [tags: Papers] 674 words
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Cause and Effect Essay: Lying - Can you remember the last time someone lied to you. Or how about the last time you lied to someone else. Did you ever stop and ask yourself why. There are so many different reasons that a person might lie. Maybe a lie about something to keep oneself out of trouble, or even a lie to impress other people. But either way there are always going to be serious consequences or effects of lying.      People lie everyday to, in someway or another, keep themselves out of trouble. Many teenagers will lie to their parents about what they are doing for the evening, how much of their homework they have done, or how that glass vase got broken while they were out of town....   [tags: Cause and Effect Essays] 403 words
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