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Synge’s Playboy of the Western World - Synge’s Playboy of the Western World In The Playboy of the Western World, several aspects of human relationships can be identified and these aspects can be studied according to the factors tha influence human relationships. The influencing factors predominant in this play are the perception of self and others; whether the relationship is built up on honesty and reality or deception, fantasy and story telling; and if a person allows a second party to develop their character without influencing it with their expectations of the person’s personality and their own personal ideas of what the relationship ought to be....   [tags: Synge Playboy Western World Essays] 895 words
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Synge’s Playboy of the Western World - Synge’s Playboy of the Western World In the play The Playboy of the Western World Synge shows different levels of comedy through visual presentation, language and irony. The language in the play and its figures of speech and slang makes the readers get a feel of Irish culture as it is rich and typical of the Irish. In the first couple of pages of the play we see the characters say such things as “God bless you,” and we may initially be fooled into thinking that Mayo villagers are very religious people and the comedy here is in the fact that as the play progresses we realize that it is just in fact a traditional way of greeting....   [tags: Synge Playboy Western World Essays] 672 words
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Ageism In Playboy - Ageism in Playboy Definitions: 1) Content analysis is the process of picking apart and closely observing a subject matter. 2) Ageism is the discrimination of people based on their age. Hypothesis: That I will find no women over the age 30 pictured in an issue of Playboy Magazine. In this paper I plan to prove that the hypothesis stated above is true because in society youth is considered a both beautiful and desirable quality to posses. Because Playboy Magazine is a popular magazine aimed at male readers, and because this magazine uses both youth and beauty to sell itself, it could be concluded that men desire female images that manifest beauty in youth....   [tags: essays research papers] 1092 words
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Feminists vs. Playboy Playmates - Feminists vs. Playboy Playmates Naked women have been in the front of feminist's minds for several decades. Especially when they are pictured in soft-pornography magazine Playboy. Feminists for years have been yelling that Playboy is harmful to both men and women. Males around the country have countered that there is nothing wrong with their Playboy, it is merely a harmless vice. The problem I see with Playboy is not that it demeans women or subjugates them, and its not that it leads to violence....   [tags: Pornography Papers]
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Symbolism in The Playboy of the Western World - Symbolism in The Playboy of the Western World Symbols are a powerful way of conveying information and feelings by substituting something concrete to represent an idea e.g. the heart (love), the dove (peace). Such representation is called symbolism. In writing The Playboy of the Western World, Synge serves us an Irish delicacy, in which lies the subtle yet memorable flavour of symbolism, in the midst of rollicking comedy and luscious language. The play opens with Pegeen writing about wedding requirements since she is to marry Shawn Keogh....   [tags: Papers] 709 words
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Playboy Of The Western World: Discovering Reality - In order to counter the unreality of Ibsen and the bleakness of Chekhov, John M. Synge has chosen a seemingly unbelievable story to create his realist masterpiece, The Playboy of the Western World. Its realism comes from two unlikely sources: joy and a far-fetched tale. Yet, as Synge identifies himself in the preface, these elements in combination are extremely effective in showing the life of the peasantry; more so than any bleak or so-called "real" story (in the manner of Ibsen) could.The problem with showing the peasant class in a bleak manner is that, by virtue of their position, the audience knows their life is bleak in terms of money....   [tags: essays research papers] 486 words
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Treatment of Escapism in The Playboy of the Western World - Examine Synge's Treatment of the Theme of Escapism in, The Playboy of the Western World Ireland, during the nineteenth century was ruled by the British, which created resentment with the Irish people feeling they were oppressed by the British authorities. These bitter feelings were not helped by the British government's laissez-faire policy, especially as Ireland was in a period of depression- only Northern Ireland (Ulster) had industrialised, the rest of Ireland was still agriculturally based and mainly rural (except for large cities such as Dublin) This was highlighted after the potato famine which saw Ireland lose a quarter of its population through death and emigration....   [tags: English Literature] 1547 words
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Plaboy Magazine and the Trivialization of Women - Plaboy Magazine and the Trivialization of Women It is difficult to set an explicitly pornographic magazine aside and hold it singly responsible for the degradation of women in society because we see pornographic images in every facet of contemporary media culture. But Playboy, as the "spearhead of the sexual revolution" (Stern and Stern 389), carries disproportionate responsibility for the cultural devaluing of women because of its powerful role as the world's leading pornography magazine and because of its iconic status in U.S....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Marshal McLuhan – Charlatan or Visionary? - Marshal McLuhan – Charlatan or Visionary. Marshal McLuhan has been described as both a “media prophet” and a “pop professor” (Wilcox). Although his book The Medium is the Massage was rejected by some academics (Wilcox), it became a popular success outside the academic world. His ability to coin such phrases as the “global village” and his ideas on how media influences culture allowed McLuhan to become an icon of the counterculture movement of the 1960’s. Some scholars argue that McLuhan’s voice was even “swallowed up in the popular cultural movement” (Surette)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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It’s Time to Eliminate Online Pornographic Magazines - It’s Time to Eliminate Online Pornographic Magazines Dating back to the 1700's, magazines have taken on many forms in which we know and read today. Magazines started to develop in the early 1700's at the same time as newspapers. Few magazines of that time were popular or long-lived. They covered weekly events, politics, and art. During that time magazines were read by the educated elite, and in the 1800's magazines were published for the general public and general interest. Over the years, magazines have evolved to what they are today....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Hustler - Censoring a Film about Censorship - Hustler - Censoring a Film about Censorship [1] The People vs. Larry Flynt celebrates America for “being the strongest country in the world today only because we are the freest,” as Flynt once said. The problem is, that while the film triumphantly exhibits the (seemingly obvious) “evils of censorship,” it hypocritically censors out the most controversial parts. The film champions free speech yet is not able to visually depict the potentially harmful material that the First Amendment defends. The content in Flynt’s Hustler magazine absolutely, positively, requires the protection of the First Amendment....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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communications - With communication continuing to change forms every day, we have seen many different theories and explanations to try and explain communication. Communication is an interaction between two objects in any way, as long as there is a connection between the two objects. With the ever changing theories of communication, Marshall McLuhan’s theory of the medium is the message and his Playboy interview create a very interesting question. Why does Marshall McLuhan see the development of communication as a downfall to our society as seen in the Playboy article where Adler, Johnson and Lakeoff show many ways communication can have long lasting positive effects on society....   [tags: essays research papers] 699 words
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Hot 107.1- Interview With A Radio Personality - When I'm in a car riding down the street there is only one radio station that I really enjoy, KXHT 107.1. The music they play is quite specific. They are a hip-hop and R&B station that plays mostly southeastern groups. Hip-hop is quite new to me having really only gotten into it in the early years of high school were as I liked rock since childhood. It was for this reason and a few others that I decided to interview a personality from Hot 107 as they are nicknamed. Memphis is the first city that I have been to that has a station such as Hot 107 that plays only rap and R&B....   [tags: essays research papers] 632 words
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Francisco d’Anconia in Ayn Rand's _Atlas Shrugged_ - ... Yet, Francisco is famous, and he will arouse suspicion if he does not remain as himself. Knowing, however, that the looters fail to understand the role of his mind in producing his identity, Francisco does have one “safe” (765) choice of disguise—the exact anti-mind version of himself. He must become a mindless Francisco. Francisco’s unique situation, therefore, requires that the nature of his disguise be determined by who he is. So, to understand why Francisco became, of all things, a playboy, we must first answer the question: Who is the real Francisco, and what would he be without a mind....   [tags: Character Analysis]
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Fashion Magazines and Body Image - Fashion Magazines and Body Image Research indicates that exposure to thin ideal images in women's magazines is associated with heightened concerns for body shape and size in a number of young women, although the media's role in the psychopathology of body image disturbance is generally believed to be mediated by personality and socio-cultural factors. The purpose of this research study is to know and gather solid facts and reasons about fashion magazines affecting the teenagers’ body image in a form of research to self evaluation through careful accumulation of acceptable data and relevant resources for such data to be precise and spontaneous in its respected details to support results....   [tags: Research Term Papers]
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Porn and Prose - Porn and Prose Pornography has the ability to stay current with each technological breakthrough while pushing the borders of what we deem as “acceptable” in reading and writing. In, Writing Material: Readings from Plato to the Digital Age by Tribble and Trubek, an article by Gopnick notes the death of the “word” before its technological resurgence. “Each new medium was more visually and sensually rich that the last: movies gave way to talking movies, which gave way to color talking movies, which gave way to round-the-clock talking color television....   [tags: Videos Sex Technology Essays]
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The Economics of Pornography - Steven Hirsch is still a handsome man at age 39; he has a golden tan, long brown hair, and a new black Ferrari. Steven founded Vivid Videos in 1984 when he was 23. Now president of the lucrative company, he discusses brand recognition and foreign licensing rights from his office nestled in the solid middle class community of Van Nuys, California. Steven sounds much like the young Hollywood movie executives not far from his inconspicuous studios ... until he starts listing some of his company's video credits: Ho-tel Pacifico, Lonestar Virgins #9, and Life on Beaver Ave....   [tags: Porn Pornography]
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Alex Hailey - Alex Hailey Journalist, writer. Alexander Murray Palmer Haley was born in Ithaca, New York, on August 11, 1921. He grew up in Henning, Tennessee, and graduated from high school at age 15. Haley studied at State Teachers College in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, for two years, and joined the Coast Guard in 1939. He started out as a mess attendant, Third Class, and in 1952 became the first to hold the title of Coast Guard Journalist. Haley’s friends quickly discovered his writing talent and began requesting his help when writing their own love letters....   [tags: Biography Biographies] 356 words
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Importance of Identity in Anglo - Irish Literature in the Twentieth Century - J. M. Synge is one of the most prominent Irish writers of the twentieth century; his writing characterizes a broad, multifaceted range of political, social and religious anxieties shaping Ireland for the duration of its most remarkable period of change, which transformed the place from a relatively peaceful country to a more political and aggressive location. The picture Synge creates shows us that the question of identity relating to Ireland is problematic; however it has produced and provoked some of the greatest literature of the century....   [tags: European Literature] 1257 words
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Celebrity Style - Celebrity Style The politics of Celebrity Style utilizes public popularity, lack of political interest, and media appeal to attract new voters and to gain influence in the political arena. As a child I spent many Sunday mornings watching WWF wrestling with my brother. Back then I would never have imagined that Jesse “The Body” Ventura would eventually become the governor of Minnesota. He was a public entertainer without a post-high school education, and little if no knowledge of politics. How he won the Minnesota Governor election may be a mystery to some....   [tags: Papers] 935 words
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The Media's Pressure on Women to Maintain a Slender Figure - The Media's Pressure on Women to Maintain a Slender Figure *Missing Works Cited* Today’s media places an extreme amount of pressure on women to maintain a slender figure. Through childhood to adulthood, women are bombarded with images of stick skinny women, and this is the way almost every woman wants to look. Although there are other factors, the media is the primary source of the obsession with being thin. Why has this become such a popular trend. This is what society says is acceptable. It has been proven that these images of perfect women do affect the normal women who wish to look like that....   [tags: Papers] 1560 words
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Tragedy and Satire of Irish Life as Depicted by J.M. Syng - Riders to The Sea and The Playboy of the Western World in a way are two opposite poles of Syng's literary work, as the first one represents him as a great patriot and the other as a cruel realistic satirist of the very nation he himself originates from. Riders to the Sea is a short poetic play that depicts the perennial failure of those who work with and on the sea. The play is a mere moment in the lives of few characters, but it holds within it the meaning of what they and the millions like them have done and suffered....   [tags: European Literature] 521 words
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Crime and Deviance - Crime and Deviance *No Works Cited Deviance is the recognized violation of cultural norms. Laws have been made to help curb deviant behavior. When there is not a particular law in place for certain behavior then a rule may apply. For example, you do not run the risk of being arrested for belching at the dinner table, but you may be excused without finishing dinner if a “no belching at the table” rule is enforced at your home. Deviating from the rules and the laws can have serious consequences depending just how far one chooses to depart from the acceptable norm....   [tags: Papers] 446 words
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The Greatest Superheroes of all Times: Superman and Batman - There are so many different superheroes but the most popular are Superman and Batman. These two characters are the best American superheroes of all times. Superman and Batman are both extremely courageous and from each we can take something to inspire us. We do not live in a perfect world. As the story of Batman shows, the challenges in our lives make us to become who we are. Superman, who is not a human being, reminds us that the world can be better with the help of all of us. We have to be better people in order to help others....   [tags: Superheroes, heroes, Superman, Batman, ]
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What is the Importance of Physical Beauty - Attractive people are treated better, have more friends and are more successful, both in relationships and professionally, than their unattractive peers (Cowley, 1996). Attractiveness does more than give one preference in platonic and familial relationships; in fact, Buss et al. (1990) found that it is important cross-culturally in choosing mates. In the animal kingdom, female zebra finches choose to perform extra-pair copulations with males that are more attractive than their mates to ensure better genes for their offspring (Houtman, 1992)....   [tags: Beauty, argumentative, persuasive] 827 words
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What is the Point of "Suicidegirls"? - ... The typical age of the female members is between 25 and 30 and there aren't any woman under 20. The age of men is almost the same. There are only a dozen of them under 20 and most of them are in their mid-twenties. The site separates the models into three groups based on their age (18-24, 25-30, 30+) and the numbers of each group reveal a connection between models and members regarding their age. While there are Suicide Girls everywhere most of them are residents of the U.S.A. 776 girls live in the United States which is more than twice the number of girls living in Europe....   [tags: Website Review]
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Let Me Be Frank - ... Both men and women were hooked on his message. A silent anthem for men was the song “My Way”. The song was about a man living life on his terms and what macho, self-loving man doesn’t like that. But it was not enough it did take time to develop but after 9 years on the club scene Frank was able to get air time on the radio. That is where the popularity starts to evolve for many. The radio alone is enough to make an idol but not necessarily an icon. Frank was a night owl, he loved everything about it....   [tags: Biography ]
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Morality and Immorality in Othello - Morality and Immorality in Othello       William Shakespeare’s tragic drama Othello presents to the audience a picture of many different shades of morality and immorality. It is the purpose of this essay to elaborate in detail on this thesis.   Roderigo’s opening lines to Iago in Act 1 Scene 1 take us to the very root of the problem:        Tush. never tell me; I take it much unkindly      That thou, Iago, who hast had my purse      As if the strings were thine, shouldst know of this....   [tags: Othello essays]
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Innocence vs. Immorality in Othello - Innocence vs. Immorality in Othello        In William Shakespeare’s tragic drama Othello we find a wide array of moral and immoral conduct, a full range of life’s goodness and badness. Let us in this paper examine the specific types of each, and how they affect the outcome.   In Shakespeare’s Four Giants Blanche Coles comments on the lack of veracity in Iago’s speech:   The story that Iago tells Roderigo about the promotion of Cassio over him is not true, although it has been accepted by many discriminating scholars....   [tags: Othello essays]
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Good and Bad in Othello - Good and Bad in Othello         A huge battle between good and evil is waged the William Shakespeare’s drama Othello. In this essay let us study the many facets of these two dimensions as presented through the words and actions of the characters.   Can the protagonist, who has committed a double killing in the last scene, be saved. In William Shakespeare: The Tragedies, Paul A. Jorgensen discusses the theology of the final scene:   It is better not to look too anxiously into the theology of the outcome....   [tags: Othello essays]
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The Morally Good and Bad in Othello - The Morally Good and Bad in Othello        William Shakespeare’s drama Othello is one concentrated contest between the forces of the morally good and the morally bad. Let us analyze this contest in detail in this essay.   Standing out like a dark silhouette on a white background is the sinister character and master of deception in the drama – the general’s ancient. Morton W. Bloomfield and Robert C. Elliott  in Great Plays: Sophocles to Brecht highlight the dominant evil force in the play, Iago:   For critics, the chief problem in the play is the character of Iago....   [tags: Othello essays]
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Othello: the Moral and the Immoral - Othello: the Moral and the Immoral         William Shakespeare’s tragic play Othello presents a full range of both moral and immoral activities through Iago, Desdemona, Othello, Bianca, Cassio, etc.   The moral and immoral dimension of Othello, especially the latter, is enhanced simply by its location in Italy. Louis B. Wright and Virginia A. LaMar in “The Engaging Qualities of Othello” comment on how the exotic setting of this play satisfied the Elizabethan dramatist’s dream of portraying evil:   Elizabethan dramatists were fond of portraying characters of consummate evil, and if they could lay the scenes in Italy, all the better, because the literature and legend of the day were filled with stories of the wickedness of Italy....   [tags: Othello essays]
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In the Eyes of the Beholder - In the Eyes of the Beholder The Contrasting Views of American Culture between Foreign and American Musicians The crowd of over 60,000 bursts into a thunderous uproar as the stadium suddenly becomes dark and anticipation rises like the temperature under a blazing Georgian July sun. After a seemingly infinite wait, one solitary image suddenly lights up from the seventy-foot video screen: an American flag. The Star Spangled Banner then booms from the massive speakers with the crowd growing frantic in the waiting for what is next....   [tags: Music Entertainment Musicians Papers]
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Looks, Beauty, & Appearance Discrimination in Employment - Looks, Beauty, & Appearance Discrimination in Employment Employment discrimination legislation has evolved to include race, disabilities, sexual harassment of either gender, and age. In lieu of this evolution and an increasing trend toward equality for all individuals in the workplace, the time has come for the protective reach of employment discrimination law to cover ugliness. While the proposal may cause titters at first, evidence exists that discrimination based on looks (or physical appearance) occurs in the workplace....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework]
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Body Image - Body Image The purpose of this study is to further explore and examine the influences of mass media on male’s and female’s personal body image satisfaction and the awareness and internalization of societal pressures regarding appearance. For a number years evidence surrounding the insecurities that women have towards their own bodies has been widely published. More recently, it has been suggested that men are falling victim to media and societal pressure, and are developing insecurities traditionally associated with women....   [tags: essays research papers] 1960 words
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Gender Issues in Legally Blonde - Gender Issues in Legally Blonde      In many ways today's society, even though women have come a long way, we still live in a patriarchal world. There are many examples of this in everyday life, whether it be that there aren't very many women CEO's or the mere fact that we've yet to have a woman president. No matter where you live, there is the presence of a male dominated world. It especially extends into the working fields. There are professions that are categorically 'women's' jobs like nursing, school teacher, or secretarial jobs....   [tags: Movie Film Legally Blonde Essays] 1533 words
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People V. Larry Flynt - The movie of focus, ‘People vs. Larry Flynt’, is a film by Milos Forman which stars Woody Harrelson as Flynt. Larry Flynt is the president and publisher of Hustler magazine. Hustler is sort of the Mad magazine of written pornography which was started in the early 1970’s. The interest for me was seeing how this movie depicts the sexual exploitation of women in the sex industry with a specific look at how the material devalues women. The movie starts out in 1952 with a young Larry Flynt along with his younger brother peddling moonshine somewhere in Kentucky....   [tags: essays research papers] 1380 words
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Pornography: First Do No Harm - Many people have many ideas and opinions on different things in society. One of these things that come up frequently is a person's opinion on pornography whether it is good or bad for society. My opinion is that porn is good for the society with limitations. Limitations that I believe in are that all persons in the pornography must be or the age of eighteen or older and animal pornography should be banned from print. These limitations could be made by the government or by the companies which make the pornography....   [tags: Sociology] 673 words
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Comparing the Two Advertisements for Mastercard and Halifax One - Comparing the Two Advertisements for Mastercard and Halifax One The advertisements that I looked at were both broadcast on Sunday 13th March 2005, on Sky One at the primetime of 8pm. The first advertisement, which lasted for the duration of 30 seconds, was for Mastercard and took the genre of a romantic comedy and the theme of revenge. The second advertisement, which lasted the same duration, was for Halifax One and took the genre of Bollywood and the theme of a playboy lifestyle....   [tags: Papers] 1489 words
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The Life and Works of Shel Silverstein - “If you are a dreamer, come in” (Silverstein 9). The opening line in Where the Sidewalk Ends, the first book in his popular trilogy, Shel Silverstein offers the reader a seat by his fire and a few tales to hear. He sets out his theme, for this book and others, of adventure, imagination and creativity. Silverstein’s style of poetry is often referred to as peculiar or unconventional. Each of his poems, though off the wall, has an underlying message or advice on life, love, school, family and many other topics....   [tags: essays research papers] 1312 words
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Marilyn Monroe - Hollywood is a very powerful modern day institution, where a star's image can characterize, shape and circulate societal myths and ideologies. The construction of a star's image as a commodity of their societal myths and ideologies has the extraordinary power to exert messages so that even the smallest details become significant yet not overtly obvious. How a star's image is produced and then consumed can justify a society's relationship with that image and therefore aid in explaining the social construction of what society deems as their 'reality'....   [tags: Image Symbolism Marilyn Monroe] 1283 words
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Mens Health Case Study - The case study I have chosen to analyse is the Men's Health Case Study. The dilemma being faced by Mr Kerton and the Men's Health production team is one of ensuring the success of the magazine in a relatively young, dynamic and exciting environment in which there are no barriers to entry and new competitors are able to enter. In this particular instance Mr. Kerton is somewhat concerned about the entry of Maxim magazine and the possible entry of Esquire magazine into the men's lifestyle magazine market....   [tags: Magazine Analysis Men's Health] 1458 words
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Our Barbies, Ourselves Summary - Our Barbies, Ourselves Summary In an article in Interview Magazine, Emily Prager discuses her opinions of Mattel's toy doll Barbie being designed by Jack Ryan, husband to Zsa Zsa Gabor, and designer of military missiles. The concept that a doll for young girls was designed by such a person greatly shocked Prager." Suddenly a lot of things made sense to me" says Prager. The element that Ryan designed Barbie may explain some of the key aspects of the doll itself. Although Barbie was created as a toy for girls, the sexual nature of the doll suggests it was created for the pleasure of men and envy of women....   [tags: essays research papers] 473 words
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Shasta McNasty - Shasta McNasty, a politically incorrect comedy that premiered on Tuesday, October 5th, at seven thirty; on channel nine. The only thing you will need to enjoy this comedy is an IQ two notches below that of a carrot. If comedy is even the right word to describe this brainless screenplay. The shows main viewers cannot even read so for them this review is worthless. The show has the acting ability of my dead grandfather, the plot of a lima bean on a kitchen counter and creativity worse then the smell of sweaty gym socks....   [tags: essays research papers] 391 words
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Comparing and Contrasting Yoder with Ginsburg - Comparing and Contrasting Yoder with Ginsburg At face value, the cases of Yoder and Ginsburg appear quite different to me. After all, one deals with an Amish parent who took her children out of highschool for religious reasons and the other case deals with a Luncheonette owner who sold a 16 year old boy “questionable materials”. While each case deals on its own with differing state laws and statutes, they come together in the effort to answer the question; how much authority does the state possess over other people’s children....   [tags: Papers] 332 words
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Essay About Love in Shakespeare's Sonnet 128 and Gibran's The Prophet - Love in Shakespeare's Sonnet 128 and Gibran's The Prophet        William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 128" suggests a rather playful and sensual approach to love, while an excerpt on love and marriage from Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet has a didactic and intellectual tone. Shakespeare revels in lustful possession of his lover, but Gibran advises leaving space between partners in their relationship.   Well-endowed with imagery, Shakespeare's sonnet evokes the vision of a woman swaying back and forth playing a spinet, and the poet sitting back smiling and enjoying her movements, aroused by her music and charm....   [tags: Sonnet essays]
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The Impact of Morality, Religion, and Law Upon Advertising - The Impact of Morality, Religion, and Law Upon Advertising Religion and other value systems are certainly crucial in defining and sanctioning sex and decency. Moslem countries tend to frown upon all kinds of salacious displays and even indirect sexual references. Similar Christian standards operate in such countries as Ireland, South Africa, Mexico, and the Philippines. Other cultures may be considered rather tolerant in sexual matters (for example, French commercials on public television readily show live semi-nude models) but may prohibit any show of pubic hair (Japan), the promotion of contraceptives (France), or the lewd use of women (Scandinavia and the Netherlands) in advertisements....   [tags: essays research papers] 5090 words
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Unrealistic Body Images - Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In our society today, people would rather see what celebrities are up to than what is going on with our health plan. Watching the news makes us aware of the latest trend, new gadget, who’s in rehab, or who has an eating disorder. In the eyes of society, women like Eva Longoria, Kim Kardashian, and Megan Fox are the epitome of perfection. What girl wouldn’t want to look like them. Unfortunately, this includes most of the girls in the US. Through TV shows, commercials, magazines or any form of advertising, the media enforces a certain body type which women emulate....   [tags: fashion, weight, women,] 1147 words
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Las Vegas vs. The Bahamas - When planning a vacation, travelers must first decide where they want to go. Choosing whether to go tropical or not is fun. There are many things that the traveler should waiver when making the decision on his/her destination. Take traveling to Las Vegas vs. the Bahamas. These are two very different places and each will require the right amount of research and assessment on the traveler’s part on as to why they would like to journey there. Las Vegas is a very exhilarating place to visit. Very close to the Grand Canyon, it is nestled in the Desert Mountains of Nevada....   [tags: Travel] 1783 words
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