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Who is Wearing the Pants in this Family? - The gender roles men and women play within their relationship have been passed down from generation to generation. Two short stories will be analyzed and compared to show how these gender roles play an important part in the relationship of the characters within the stories. The daydreamers in the two stories are not satisfied with their lives and because of this; they are constantly escaping to a fantasy world. One escapes to feel more manly and in control of the world around him and the other escapes, pretending she has all the luxuries in life she had always dreamed of having....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Levi Pants vs. Dockers Pants - Levi Pants vs. Dockers Pants Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the largest company in the business world, having headquarters in all of the continents and selling their most significant product, clothing. Their most popular items are the Levi's jeans and the Dockers khaki pants. Levi's Strauss & Co. has been a very successful company producing, studying people wants and needs, selling, distributing, and promoting their product. The purpose of this report is to analyze the different marketing mix, or even, probably the same marketing mix that Levi Strauss is applying to both products....   [tags: Papers] 3468 words
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The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants - The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Ann Brashares When a pair of jeans manages to work on four diffirent best friends and make each look uniquely special, that's when you know you're in possession of a truly remarkable article of clothing. The pants of, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Ann Brashares, is what makes the book complete. Even though this novel is a "girly" book; that's what makes the characters more relatable, the plot interesting in almost gossipy way, and the theme, which is the importance of friendship....   [tags: Ann Brashares] 975 words
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United States Weirdest Law on Sagging Pants - I feel that in today’s society that men are discriminated against for the way they wear their clothes, specifically, their pants. For many guys sagging your pants are a fashion statement, although many people perceive individuals sagging their pants as “bad” individuals. As a kid, I did wear my pants below my butt, but as I grew older, it gradually raised. I am a professional person, but my style and my comfort have my pants lie just below my hips. I wear a belt, but having my pants all the way above my waist makes me extremely uncomfortable....   [tags: troublemakers, or gangsters, clothes]
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Poopie Pants - Poopie Pants When is the End of the World. The end of the world has indeed in no doubt been a concept that has grasped the minds of both ancient and modern civilizations. Both new and old civilizations are actually very different from each other. While technology is getting better, the old ancient religous views slowly diminish. Although the two are very different, the both have the same destructive result. The majority of ancient belif in the end of the world comes deeply from their religon. In essence, they belived that their god(s) would destroy them by a natural disaster such as a flood because of their sins....   [tags: essays research papers] 490 words
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Television: Help Wanted - Before the release of a pilot television episode titled “Help Wanted” in 1999, who would have ever conceived the idea that one day, an object as mundane as a sponge, would hold a spot on the center stage of cable broadcasting entertainment. Nickelodeon’s cartoon series, SpongeBob SquarePants, has surprised even its creators by its extraordinary success. SpongeBob not only celebrated a tenth birthday in 2009, a milestone that most cartoons fail to reach, the nautical adventures simultaneously maintained the status as the most-watched show on cable during the decade (Hampp)....   [tags: spongebobs, square pants]
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DXM vs. a religion we call the media: the day the world shat its pants - DAY ONE “I don’t know. I drink half-a-bottle of cough syrup and I end up with this ingenious poem. Go figure” “Well I suppose I’ll give it a try.” DAY TWO “Dude, look at this painting I did because of the cough syrup.” “See dude, I told you. It makes you smarter.” “Totally.” Then they tell two friends And they tell two friends And they tell two friends And so on And so on GENERATIONS LATER Soon word gets around to big names Big names tell the right people The right people turn DXM into a pill designed, Not to prevent coughs, But to, As it says on the box it comes in, Make you smarte...   [tags: essays research papers] 932 words
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The Return of Women's Leggings as a Replacement for Blue Jeans - I'm sure everyone has seen them. The pants so tight they appear to be painted on. But then they realize, they're not actually pants, merely relatively thick tights masquerading as pants. Suddenly they're thinking, surely these women forgot to put on the bottom half of their outfits. Notwithstanding, this abomination was completely intentional. Women are now wearing leggings in the stead of pants, which is one fashion trend that our community, and the world at large, could do without. Although undoubtedly comfortable, and completely acceptable when worn under dresses, skirts, long shirts, and shorts, leggings are not the most flattering article of clothing when worn in lieu of pants....   [tags: Fashion, Style] 1478 words
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Do Trends Ever Really Die - Bell Bottoms, beads, polyester, and bandannas - items that defined the seventies, and the nineties. Throughout time cultures have copied the earlier generations trends. Big Band music and swing music both originated in the nineteen twenties, but once again became popular in the nineties. A fashion trend that is dying out very quickly is the wearing of baggy pants. They are pants that seem to fit in the waist, but then drastically get larger. The pants will become obsolete in 2 years, but only to be reborn some twenty years later....   [tags: essays research papers] 500 words
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The Mass-marketing of Working Class Culture - The Mass-marketing of Working Class Culture The fads of the father are visited on the son: we've all seen how adult fads are given down to children. We've seen how cargo pants have trickled down, thanks to the Gap, Baby Gap, and Old Navy (all corporations owned by The Limited, Inc.). Cargo pants have always been a mystery to me. The attractive thing about them is storage (which I'll get to later), blandness and personal appearance. I only considered wearing cargo pants because they'd hide how chunky my thighs are....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 585 words
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The Evolution of Women’s Clothing - “For as long as men and women have been wearing clothing, there has been a hierarchy based on garments. The clearest example arose when the sexes were segregated into skirts and pants: women would only wear dresses (a symbol of submission) and men would only wear trousers (proof of domination). Women’s clothing was created to impede and hamper movement (through tight or many layered skirts), while men enjoyed the ease and comfort of pant legs.” (Meza, Echazarreta) Women’s fashion throughout the ages can be used to trace the history of equality between men and women....   [tags: Societal Advancements, Bicycles]
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The Trials Of Toilet Training - The Trials of Toilet Training Toilet training is difficult for both parent and child. Based on the research of two psychologists, Nathan Azrin and Richard Foxx, the average child can be fully trained in less than four hours. They began their training with mentally handicapped adults and successfully taught 95% in three days. With the added emphasis on language and verbal rehearsal they attempted to teach children and were astounded at the results. Their methods eliminate the fear damaging the child's psyche by making toilet training a pleasant experience....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Levi's Advertising: Bring America Back to the Americans - Something people might frequently worry about is self-identity, and how to express who they are. When looking for an outlet to do this, the easiest way to show what kind of person someone is, clothes are usually the first choice: a black t-shirt with a cynical saying, or maybe some skinny black jeans. Whether the advertising agencies created the personalities that come with clothes or took advantage of what was already there, clothes are often sold as something more than just clothes. Companies must ask how to convince consumers to buy their product instead of the competitors’, regardless of price difference....   [tags: Advertising] 1151 words
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The Most Ridiculous Fashion - The most ludicrous fashions. By MAJ. Basim Mohamed Hamed. You are not stylish. You aren’t elegant. You’re not good-looking. These are my comments to anyone who follows the most ridiculous fashion trends in the 2000s. I urge all the people who believe that they are svelte by wearing Low rise jeans, Juicy tracksuits, Crocs, Ugg boots, and Tights or Leggings as pants to come around and think again about all of these absurd designs. Now you are young, try to think about these designs when you become old....   [tags: Trends, Fashion Advice]
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The Incredible 1960s - It is the year 2325, and I have been summoned to a dig site where my colleagues have made a unique discovery: a time capsule from the 1960s. Very carefully, my colleagues and I unearthed and opened this time capsule. Inside the time capsule we found five items that defined the era of the 1960s: a pair of bell bottomed pants, a sign that read Woolworth’s, a patch, birth control pills, and a speech. In this essay, I will explain in detail why each of these items is significant for describing the 1960s....   [tags: the 1960s]
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Levi's Performance in Globalized Economy - Introduction Levi’s is the best known jeans name on the planet. As it mentioned, the company was founded by the Strauss family in 1875 and produced jeans for miners out of tent fabric and canvas. It then went on to make jeans from denim which is a coarse, heavy twill fabric. The jeans became popular with miners during the California gold rush and were famous for the twin rivets on the pockets. Furthermore, Levi Strauss & Co., the world's largest brand-name between denim producers, gave the world blue jeans and grew extremely rich on this piece of U.S....   [tags: Business Management]
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The Westernization of Middle Eastern Women’s Fashion - When people think of a Middle Eastern woman, the most common image that comes to mind is a lady wearing a long black dress, known as an ibaya or jilbab, and a hijab. That is, if a niqab isn’t pictured along with it. And although that might have been a pretty accurate depiction a few decades ago, the fact if the matter is: Middle Eastern women’s modern fashion is as westernized as it’s ever been. Although I’m focusing mainly on Islamic dress, a lot of this applies to non-Islamic Arab women as well....   [tags: Clothing, Islam]
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The Many Changes of Fashion - What is Fashion. Fashion is a general term used to describe a style of clothing or practice used by people around the world. Fashion refers to anything that is a trend. Self-presentation is the most direct noticeable marker of fashion. Throughout history we have seen many changes in clothing, from the color, to the material used to make it. We have also seen the style in which clothing is made change drastically. Fashion communicates meanings that have individual and social significance. Society, cultures, gender and even political authority have impacted fashion over the years....   [tags: Fashion ]
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Fashion and Style - For the love of god, why. They were heinous the first time they were popular, and certainly they have not aged any better. Tapered pants (as in, so tight at the ankle you can hardly get your foot through) were like, totally awesome in the '80s. But not really. Because as soon as we realized how ridiculous they looked, (and certainly they did) we embraced the boot cut. And now tapered pants are, like, totally grody. "Totally to the max," agrees Carrie Krysanick of Hyde Park. "They just make for bad silhouettes." As one who "pegged" her pants in college and at one point even diagonally hand-stitched some jeans for a tighter calf-hugging fit, Krysanick is a near-e...   [tags: essays research papers] 376 words
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The Impact of Celebrities and the Media on Society - The Impact of Celebrities and the Media on Society Music has been around for quite some time, and it appears to will be around forever. It has captured the minds and souls of many people, from all the different races and cultures. People nowadays, in particular teenagers, are obsessed with music and the music world. They go as far as idolizing their favorite artist or artists. They walk like them, they talk like them, and they even dress like them. Obsessions such as these, in particular the dressing like these artists, aren't bad, but they do have consequences, which people fail to realize....   [tags: Papers] 473 words
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Courage in To Kill a Mockingbird - An idea that recurs in or pervades a work of art of literature can be referred to as a “Theme”. Themes often explore timeless and universal ideas and may be implied rather than stated explicitly. Theme is an important part of fictional stories. Several themes are presented in the novel to kill a mocking bird. One of the reoccurring themes in to kill a mockingbird is courage. Courage is when you know you’re beaten. The character Atticus, for instance, who was a seasoned lawyer acted courageous defending Tom Robinson....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays] 907 words
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Jeans: A Reflection of American Values - Jeans: A Reflection of American Values Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis did not know they were creating an American legacy when they patented the process for riveting pants on May 20, 1873, nor did they get to see the enduring influence of their product before their deaths in the early 1900’s ("Levi Strauss & Co. Timeline"). Nevertheless, since their creation, denim jeans have become symbolic of various American sentiments over the years: the romanticizing of the American West, the social rebellion of countercultures, and a paradoxical preoccupation with individuality....   [tags: Clothing]
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The Persuasive Text - The purpose of a persuasive text is to change or alter the viewpoint of the reader for it to agree with the author’s perspective. The intention of this specific text is to persuade the reader to help end poverty today by joining ‘Make Poverty History’ and it uses persuasive language and techniques to do this – this essay will explain the effect on the reader and will focus on analysing persuasive language. Pronouns are an effective persuasive language technique because they address the reader directly....   [tags: persuasive text] 835 words
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - How does Scout and Jem’s perception of Boo Radley change during the novel. How does Boo affect the lives of the Finch household in the novel. Boo Radley is the neighborhood mystery. The Radley place fascinated the children, because it was a popular subject of gossip and superstition in Maycomb. Arthur Radley had gotten into trouble with the law when he was a boy. Instead of being sent to the state industrial school, his father took custody of him within their house. He was not seen again for fifteen years....   [tags: essays research papers] 577 words
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Jems Journal: Chapter Summary - Jem's Journal: Chapter Summary Dan Latham Chapter 4 - I think at times my sister, Scout can be disgusting. I came home from a long day at school. I found Scout on the porch chewing a wad of gum. I knew it was gum because she had it in her mouth for a long time and plus I could see it in her mouth. So just like any normal brother would do, I told her not to eat things you find and she said that she didn't find it on the ground but rather in a tree. I put an expression on my face that clearly communicated to her that I didn't think she was funny....   [tags: essays research papers] 1784 words
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Levis At Walmart?? - In 2002, CEO of Levi Strauss, Phil Marineau was faced with a tough decision: whether he should sell product at Wal-Mart. In the last five years, Levi-Strauss had lost sales and had to close US plants to move production to cheaper offshore areas. Levi's really needed to revive the brand image to gain back some lost sales and was using marketing to create new advertisements and product placement to broaden their target market. Levi's had tough competition on every level of the price-point spectrum, whether it be high end retailers like Diesel or Calvin Klein, middle vertically integrated retailers like Gap or American Eagles, and on the bottom, private-label brands like Wal-Mart and Target....   [tags: Levi Strauss Walmart Case Study] 1739 words
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Dennis Maher Case - Today in criminal convictions, it is prevalent and necessary that there is evidence collected in order to hopefully find and put away the people who committed the crimes. Serology is an important factor that allows this to occur. Serology is the study and identification of bodily fluids such as blood salvia and semen in order to proceed in criminal investigations and legal processes. Blood, saliva, and semen can be readily found in sexual assault and homicide cases. In the case of Dennis Maher, serology is something that should have been considered in order to make a conviction....   [tags: Case Review ]
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How Has a Woman's Appearance Changed from the 1950's to the 2000's? - The appearance of the common American women has changed drastically throughout history. Statistically, the reason being is because society and its views are causing women to change themselves as individuals to meet standards that are unreasonable. From the Mid Century of the 1900’s to today, women have strived to be noticed and respected by society; and to be a part of a world with little confidence and many insecurities leads to wanting more and stepping out of the box that society builds to keep traditions alive....   [tags: american women, fancy skirts, fashion]
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To Kill a Mockingbird: Movie and Book Comparison - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a beloved novel published in 1960. After reading the novel there were some moments and people that I found particularly enjoyable. My favorite part of the novel was when the children went to Boo Radley's house to try to get a look at him. In addition, Atticus Finch was my favorite character in the novel. In my opinion the book was very good. I felt that it really showed the thoughts and actions, both good and bad, of the people in the South during the time of the Great Depression....   [tags: Compare, Contrast] 818 words
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The Benefits of School Uniforms in Public Schools - In the United States today, millions of students’ attend public schools and face some sort of violence that is associated with that school. It can be gang related or just simply bullying in the school. Because of these rising issues, parents are being forced to pull their children out of public school and home school them for their safety. Is this the best action for the children. Will they be missing out on many life skills that are learned while attending schools with peers their own age. How can the schools make our children feel safe so that they are able to attend the public schools and so that schools don’t lose out on valuable funding from the state....   [tags: Education, dress code]
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Sex in Advertising: A Focus on Models - Sensual Advertisement Sex is visible in almost all streams of media and the seductively toned advertisements over-power magazines’ pages, television commercials, and billboards on the road. Bringing a visual ad to sell products is a good way to get people’s attention. Corporative objective of advertisement is using models to sell their products. Nowadays, typical 21st century advertisements use young teen models wearing very little clothes. Sensual actions in the pictures of advertisement are pressed on teens at the ages of 17-20....   [tags: Marketing] 1337 words
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The 8 Benefits of Making it Yourself - In any craft store, fabric and sewing patterns consume a large area. Walking -around, I see pinks, blues, greens, polka dots, stripes, and diamonds. The potential in each fabric is overwhelming. A simple, chevron cotton, with a little work, turns into a lovely dress. A striped flannel makes an extremely warm and comfortable pair of pajamas. A plain silk creates a lovely gown. Not only are there multiple fabrics, but the number of patterns is abundant. Each pattern has the potential to become the item according to the instructions or be slightly altered to fulfill my wishes....   [tags: sewing machine, equipment, invention, sew]
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Story of A Transgender Woman: Nong Toom - Make(ing) Up Gender The lights flashed on and off twice indicating that the show was about to begin. The excited audience crowded together into compact rows of folding seats. The bar, located in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, stank of stale Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and cheap whiskey. The walls were covered with decapitated and mutilated mannequins with messages like “Fuck Gender. Just Fuck PEOPLE!” written in permanent marker. As an alluring song began to play the performer took the stage; his dark green army uniform was perfectly contoured around his muscular form, a large bulge in his pants was plainly visible, and his mustache was thick and black....   [tags: Gender Roles, Women, Men]
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Should Dress Codes be Allowed in Schools - School dress codes across the nation are becoming ridiculous and students are being reprimanded for no reason at all. School dress codes have always been active throughout every school system but lately, these rules are being taken too far. These students don’t deserve to be punished for wearing clothes that express their personality. Every school year begins with the same thing; students are issued the dress code policy. Dress code policies include rules about what type of clothes, jewelry, hair styles, and anything else that can be placed on one’s body....   [tags: suspension, school policy, patients]
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Gender Roles- Macbeth and Lady Macbeth - In the old Shakespeare play Macbeth, women wear the pants, while the men wear the dresses, this is the theme throughout the play. It focuses on the marriage of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth takes the lead role, while she convinces her husband to kill Duncan. Shakespeare play concerning gender roles, shows the untraditional marriage in Scotland; what one sees is not what one gets. It also show how one starts is not how they end. The story of Macbeth shows power and betrayal. It shows power because it shows how one can take charge and get it done....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]
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School Uniforms are the Right Choice - In the United States, millions of students attend public schools and face some sort of violence that is associated, with that school. It can be related to gangs, bullying or peer pressure from other students. Fourteen percent of students reported being a victim of bullying in 2003 and 52 out of 220 incidents between 1994 and 1999 were associated with gangs. This has led to non-gang related students bringing firearms to school to protect themselves. (D.Stanton, 2006) Because of these rising issues, parents are being forced to pull their children out of public school and home school them for their safety....   [tags: dress code, public schools, Education]
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Adopting School Uniforms for Putnam City - Most schools you see usually don't have uniforms. In fact, You normally only see uniforms in charter, or private schools. The question is should uniforms be required in Putnam City Public Schools. Is it because they feel it's not necessary, or it's going to come in place next year and no one really knows about it but the Board of Education or the District. If uniforms came into place, it would be such a good investment for the students and teachers in the Putnam City District. Why. First, it would help out low income families....   [tags: low income families, dress code]
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Free Color Purple Essays: Recognition and Equality in The Color Purple - Recognition and Equality in The Color Purple The book, The Color Purple, by Alice Walker is a good example on how over the years women have been making remarkable strides towards achieving success, recognition and equality. From the day they began their closeness to each other, bringing unity in which they never quite used to get in progress of their high quality goal. Their particular goal was against greatest freedom of the man’s rights. It was hard to maintain due to them not be able to point to non-equality because they were treated like slaves....   [tags: Color Purple Essays] 1016 words
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Ignatius and Myrna in Toole’s Confederacy of Dunces - The Relationship between Ignatius and Myrna in A Confederacy of Dunces One of the most unique and strange relationships in modern literature exists between Ignatius Reilly and Myrna Minkoff, the two perceived dunces in John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces. The correspondence between them runs throughout the novel. In the beginning, Ignatius feels a certain air of superiority over her, yet she feels that he has lost touch with reality, and her suggestion begin to control his actions, as he tries to win at her own game....   [tags: A Confederacy of Dunces] 1824 words
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Symbolism in the Color Purple by Alice Walker - Symbolism is one of the major elements in "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker. The woman's search for something she has never experienced is the symbolization of the mankind's search for love and happiness. The meaning of names, occupations, power, pants, cloth, words, eyes, frogs, starts, shell, stamps are only few examples of the symbols used by the author and are very important in understanding not only the characters of the story, but also global values such as love, power, mutual understanding, and authority over another person's life....   [tags: American Literature] 1486 words
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Khakis Tell Quite the Story - In the 1997 article Listening to Khakis, published in the New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell effectively paints a vivid picture of the thought and science that goes into advertising campaigns. Gladwell begins his paper by focusing on the Dockers’ advertising campaign for their line of adult male khaki pants, which he labels as extremely successful. This campaign was the first line of successful fashion advertisements aimed directly toward adult males (Gladwell, 1997). This campaign was cunningly simple and showed only males wearing the pants being advertised with the background noise filled with men having a casual conversation (Gladwell, 1997)....   [tags: Listening to Khakis, Malcom Gladwell]
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The Advantages of School Uniforms - Pants below waist, baggy shirts with sexist signs, and piercings, this is not a good view early in the morning. That’s why the school should implement a uniform policy. Uniforms should be mandatory in school. Uniforms make the school appear more professional. Also with uniforms students won’t compare themselves with each other. Moreover uniforms can help students save time. Additionally parents won’t have to waste so much money on clothes hence will have a better budget. A major reason that schools should have uniforms is because students will get along better....   [tags: education] 543 words
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The Generational Americanization of Immigrants - Each group and community that migrates to America always faces numerous problems and conflicts. For instance, the idea of intergenerational conflicts which is referring to as Americanization is a conflict that arises among the Somali community in Minnesota. The controversies surrounds whether or not the child should follow his/her parent's traditions or go along with American culture. This is a conflict between a parent of old-world and the child of new world. The older generation has different views and expectations than their decedents of the new generation....   [tags: Americanization, Immigrants, Immigration, generati] 591 words
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The Origins of Jeans - The second skin Regular straight, boot cut & relaxed, or the 501® Original Fits. In all probability, no piece of garment has ever seen such days of glory as the blue jeans. Let us look back at the history of this symbol of the Western freedom, the minds behind its birth and spread, and the role it plays in the contemporary world. Even though considered an all-American invention, the origins of jeans can be traced back to the 17th century, when the weavers in the French city of Nimes tried to reproduce jean fabric from the Italian city of Genoa....   [tags: american invention, freedom, denim]
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Disparity Between Dunce and Genius in Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces - Disparity Between Dunce and Genius in Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces  "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." -Jonathan Swift   In Swift's words, there is a potential for the existence of a genius, indicated by the group of dunces acting in opposition. In A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, Ignatius J. Reilly plays both parts of the genius and the dunce. As Ignatius plays both parts, the Wheel of Fortuna determines the path of events in his life; although he is not aware of it, Fortuna's spin is also determined by his actions....   [tags: A Confederacy of Dunces]
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Summary - CH. 1 Scout, the narrator, remembers the summer that her brother Jem broke his arm, and she looks back over the years to recall the incidents that led to that climactic event. Scout provides a brief introduction to the town of Maycomb, Alabama and its inhabitants, including her widowed father Atticus Finch, attorney and state legislator; Calpurnia, their “Negro” cook and housekeeper; and various neighbors. The story starts with the first summer that Scout and Jem meet Dill, a little boy from Meridian, Mississippi who spends the summers with his aunt, the Finch’s next-door neighbor Miss Rachel Haverford....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays] 3188 words
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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole - A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole Characters 1. Every character is connected leaving no loose end. I. Ignatius i. A modern Don Quixote. ii. Hates modern society. iii. Prefer the middle Ages, obsess with Boethius. II. Myrna Minkoff "The minx" i. Have different perspective from Ignatius. ii. Is fascinated with Ignatius. iii. Ignatius and her do things to impress each other even thought they are separated. III. Irene Reilly i. Long time widow. ii. Thinks Ignatius is a child. iii. Drink a lot of wine and its constantly drunk....   [tags: Confederacy Dunces Toole] 1221 words
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The Color Purple as an Optimistic Novel - The Color Purple as an Optimistic Novel The book brings up issues which can be viewed as ether as optimistic or pessimistic. These are often topics which arise through conflict, some of the conflicts that I will talk about in this essay are: the relationship between men and women, black people and white people and the relationship between Africa and America. I will use these to try and determine how optimistic "The Color Purple" is The book shows optimism towards the finding, and keeping of the black cultural identity....   [tags: Papers] 801 words
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