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Multiple Personalities in Sybil - Multiple Personalities in Sybil Do you ever feel as though you are acting as a different person in different situations. Do you ever feel as though acting "fake". You are definitely not alone in your thoughts and feelings, but do note that there is always something or someone more extreme than you are. One such person is the character of Sybil Dorsett, in Flora Rheta Schreiber's novel, Sybil. The novel, Sybil, takes a look at multiple personalities within a person. It is based on the research of Dr....   [tags: Papers] 869 words
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Sybil Isabel Dorsett - Sybil Isabel Dorsett I have been studying this case that involves a young woman, name Sybil Isabel Dorsett. She is a very smart, yet a very mentally ill person. Through therapy, I have been found that Sybil suffers from what is known as Multiple Personality Disorder. MPD or Multiple Personality Disorder is where a person's personality splits into different ones due to traumatic occurrences (sexual or physical abuse), in childhood. A rare form indeed, where she transfers back and forth in confusion between personalities....   [tags: Papers] 444 words
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Sybil and Psychological Disorders - It was the horrific child abuse Sybil's psychotic mother inflicted on her, along with the failure of her father to rescue her from it that caused these personalities. Each one embodied feelings and emotions the 'real' Sybil could not cope with. The waking Sybil was deprived of all these emotions, of anger and aggressiveness just to name a few. And was therefore a rather dreary figure. She was unaware of her other personas; while they were in 'control' of the body, Sybil suffered blackouts and did not remember the episodes....   [tags: Psychology Psychiatric Mental] 1870 words
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Multiple Personality Disorder in Sybil & Primal Fear - Sybil & Primal Fear In the movies Sybil and Primal fear the psychological disorder Dissociative Identity was evident in both Sybil and Aaron, respectively. Dissociative Identity, formerly known as multiple personality disorder, is a condition in which, an individual has a host personality along with at least two or more personalities with each identity having his/her own ideas, memories, thoughts and way of doing things (www.mental-health-matters.com). These identities alternate back and forth assuming control over the other identities behavior....   [tags: Multiple Personality disorder mental health] 1548 words
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living multi personality disorder - Works Cited 1. M. Keenan, "The Devil and Dr. Braun," New City article, 1995-JUN-22: Mentioned in FMS Foundation Newsletter, at: http://www.fmsfonline.org/fmsf99.n24.html 2. The International Society for the Study of Dissociation has a web site at: http://www.issd.org/ Its official publication is the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. See: http://www.issd.org/indexpage/jtdauthorsinfo.html There are allegations that the ISSD controls the content of the The Journal of Psychiatry & Law (JPSLA)....   [tags: essays research papers fc] 1127 words
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Characters in A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Salinger - Characters in A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Salinger The characters in Salinger?s ?A Perfect Day for Bananafish. seem to exist in opposite worlds. On one hand, Salinger creates Muriel to represent materialism and superficiality and on the other hand, he creates Sybil to provide justification of the child-like innocence rarely found in society. Salinger?s main character, Seymour, is aware of the superficiality expressed in Muriel?s world and chooses not to be apart of it. Seymour wants to be a part of the simple immaterial world that Sybil represents....   [tags: A Perfect Day for Bananafish]
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J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls - J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls Sheila and Sybil Birling are two very different characters, in terms of attitude and behaviour. How far would the audience agree with this statement. The audience would agree 100% with the statement above, because Sheila and Sybil are two very different people, even though they are mother and daughter but their personalities and attitudes are shown to be different by the end of the play. The relationship between the mother and daughter appears to lack mutual respect....   [tags: Papers] 1238 words
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Indulging Dorian Gray - When you indulge in everything, you indulge in nothing. Oscar Wilde paints a picture for the reader much like Basil Hallward, the painter in The Picture of Dorian Gray, the story of a young man’s soul that he trades for the eternal youth and beauty of a portrait. Dorian’s sins are painted onto the canvas while his own face is left unmarred by the horrible acts he commits. Dorian is a young, naïve, innocent boy; with an impressionable nature that allows him to become seduced by Lord Henry’s fantastical views on life, love, and beauty....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley - An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley In my English class I have been reading the play 'An Inspector Calls'. The play is about a fairly well-off family (the Birling's) who have their evening spoilt by having an inspector call round, to ask them questions about a girl, Eva Smith, who drank some disinfectant to kill herself. I am going to start my comparisons with the head of the house-hold, Arthur Birling. Arthur Birling is a selfish, arrogant, family man who doesn't know the meaning of the word responsibility....   [tags: Papers] 587 words
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Free Essays on Picture of Dorian Gray: A Quick Analysis - A Quick Analysis of Dorian Gray The story begins as Basil Hallward, a painter, is working on a portrait depicting a young man named Dorian Gray. His friend, Lord Henry Wotton, is visiting and tells him that he thinks it is the best work Basil has ever done. He wants to know who the young man is in the painting, as his good looks are apparently very striking, but Basil is reluctant to talk about it. Lord Henry insists upon meeting Dorian, and eventually Basil introduces them, after warning Lord Henry not to try to "influence" Dorian, because he is a bad influence....   [tags: Picture Dorian Gray Essays] 3176 words
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J.D. Salinger's story A Perfect Day for Bananafish - Seymour Glass is a war veteran on vacation with his wife Muriel. He seems to suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome because of the war. He recently has tried to commit suicide twice. Once by driving his father-in-law's car into a tree and again by trying to jump out a window. J.D. Salinger's story, "A Perfect Day for Bananafish," seems to be a simple story about a couple on vacation in Florida and his encounter with a child named Sybil on the beach. Seymour's relationship with Sybil after further examination allows one to see that what really is taking place is Seymour's search for truth and innocence in the world....   [tags: Salinger A Perfect Day for Bananafish] 1470 words
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The Venomous Serpent By Brian Ball - The Venomous Serpent by Brian Ball The Work The Venomous Serpent was written by Brian Ball, and published by the New English Library Limited from Barnard's Inn Holborn, London E.C.I. in 1974. The book was made and printed in Great Britain by C. Nicholls & Company Ltd. This book is a fiction, horror book about vampires. The alternative name of the book is The Night Creature. The Author Brian Ball was born in the United Kingdom in 1932. He is perhaps best known to SPACE: 1999 fans for writing the first-season novel The Space Guardians, based on the episodes Missing Link, Force of Life, and The Guardian of Piri....   [tags: Venomous Serpent Ball Book Review] 1537 words
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The Mind, Body and Soul in The Picture of Dorian Gray - From the moment that Dorian makes his desperate plea in Basil Hallward’s studio – “If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old. …I would give my soul for that!” – he is a grand Gothic experiment (Wilde 28). Even prior to this, Dorian was a test subject of Lord Henry’s, who wanted to see how many of his own ideas he could inject into the boy. This influence rapidly planted in Dorian the ideas of eternal youth and beauty, and led to the encasement of his soul in Basil’s portrait of him....   [tags: Victorian Literature] 1379 words
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Reading Between the Lines - Does an author ever hint that something bad is going to happen. They may use a certain language, or purposely discuss specific topics that will eventually relate to a culminating event. This writing technique, called foreshadowing, allows readers to sense an onset of an event before it actually occurs. This strategy is used in many stories, and can make a story more interesting and dynamic. The story “A Perfect Day for Bananafish,” by J.D. Salinger, consistently foreshadows that Seymour will commit suicide by describing Muriel and Seymour’s relationship, telling the story about the bananafish, and revealing Seymour’s unique social life....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Idea of the Hypersexual Black Male in the Invisible Man - In the Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, the narrator’s view of women is generally pessimistic. His negative view of women is also reflected by women, specifically of Caucasian ethnicity. Their societal depiction of black men considers them to be hypersexual objects and incapable of anything else. Emma, Brother Hubert’s wife, and Sybil, are three women in particular who possess negative character flaws that allow the narrator to deem them unworthy. Emma’s tremendous dominance give the impression of being unapproachable while Brother Hubert’s wife’s infidelity and ability to control confuses him and finally, Sybil’s decadence makes her appear sloppy....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ralph Ellison] 677 words
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J.D. Salinger's A Perfect Day for Ortgies - J.D. Salinger's A Perfect Day for Bananafish At first glance, J.D. Salinger's short story 'A Perfect Day for Bananafish' is the story of a psychically-torn war veteran whose post-traumatic stress moves him to take his own life while on a second honeymoon with his wife. Indeed, that is the story, but that first glance does not reveal the inner motives and symbolic pathways Seymour Glass takes to reach the final decision to end his life. The carefully placed details and minute innuendoes are deliberate on Salinger's part, and they represent pieces of the puzzle to find out what is really happening in the protagonist's head....   [tags: Salinger Perfect Day Bananafish Papers] 1870 words
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Comparing the Struggle in Dante’s Inferno and Book VI of The Aeneid - The Infernal Struggle in Dante’s Inferno and Book VI of The Aeneid Does hell have its own history. For Dante, the structural and thematic history of ‘hell’ in the Inferno begins with the Roman epic tradition and its champion poet, Virgil. By drawing heavily from the characteristics of hell in Book VI of The Aeneid, Dante carries the epic tradition into the medieval world and affirms his indebtedness to Virgil’s poetry. Moreover, Virgil becomes a central character in the Inferno as he guides Dante, the pilgrim, who has no knowledge of hell, through his own historical model....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Big Life, REVIEW - Big Life, REVIEW “The play/ musical is about a group of black people coming to England, from the Caribbean islands, in search for a better standard of living and hopefully to get a good job and settle there. The play just explains what the different people have to put up, and how their lives have become after coming to England. It shows how they resist women, how they fight off racism and of how they try to fulfil their ambitions in England. It is set back in the 1950’s, where the country was very white- dominated, and English people were not accustomed to having people of other cultures around them....   [tags: Drama] 1614 words
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Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD): - Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD): Have you ever been sitting day dreaming, or got lost in a book or work. After you finish the book or your work, you come back to earth and remember what occurred while you were day dreaming or lost in that book or work. With a person that has MPD, it is not that easily done with most. Most individuals that have MPD do not remember anything that had occurred within hours or minutes of the event. Some think MPD is a hoax created by movies such as “Three faces of Eve” or “Sybil”, but is that a fact....   [tags: Psychology ]
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The Validity of Dissociative Identity Disorder - In 1974, a book came out to educate the masses about a rare disorder. The book’s name was Sybil and the disorder was Multiple Personality, now known as Dissociative Identity. By definition Dissociative Identity Disorder is when a patient has two or more distinct identities that switch in taking control of behavior. (Butcher 241). Even though Dissociative Identity Disorder is classified as a mental disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders third edition (DSM), it has not been fully accepted by the world of psychology as a whole....   [tags: Psychiatry]
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The Monster Dorian Gray - In the Victorian era where vanity was the main attraction, Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray gave insight into the true horrors that came of this sinful nature. Wilde was a very controversial figure and he meant to stir the pot when he wrote this disputed story. He believed that literature was not only meant for the imagination, but for the moral mind as well. In The Picture of Dorian Gray he depicts the importance of becoming a well rounded individual and also explains himself. In one of his many letters he states “Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be- in other ages, perhaps.” He was a man before his time and he exposed the reality that every person is a sinner, including himself....   [tags: Character Analysis]
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A Perfect Day For Bananafish By J.D. Salinger - A Perfect Day For Bananafish By J.D. Salinger A Perfect Day For Bananafish was written in 1948 by the American writer Jerome David Salinger. This was just three years after the ending of World War II, where Salinger was stationed in Berlin, Germany. From further analysis of the short-story I have come to the conclusion that Seymour is Salinger’s role model. Seymour has just returned from World War II, as well as Salinger had when he wrote the story. Seymour returns to his native country very confused, dysfunctional and with some psychic issues....   [tags: essays research papers] 584 words
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Dissociative Disorder - Dissociative disorder is a disorder characterized by involuntarily escaping reality. A person with this disorder may be in this state for what feels like hours but in actuality it is only a few minutes. Dissociative disorder can be split into four different categories such as Dissociative amnesia, Dissociative identity disorder, Dissociative fugue, depersonalization disorder. Each of these disorders share the same symptoms. Some symptoms include memory loss for certain periods of time, mental heath problems, a sense of being tied off from the rest of the world, and a having difficulty identifying ones’ self....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Dissociative Identity Disorder - His name is Roger*. He has a beautiful four-year-old daughter, a loving wife, and a successful career in marketing. His name is Jonathan* he has a beautiful four-year-old daughter, a loving wife, and a successful career in marketing. His real name is Austin*, he is 37 and suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder. Diagnosed at age 23 he’s clearly kept it from holding him back. To see Austin walking down the street, buying a coffee, or even having a personal conversation, you’d never know it. His alter personalities tell outsiders and acquaintances they are Austin, their voices are slightly different, and they don’t mind wearing Austin’s clothes, even if Roger thinks they’re dull....   [tags: Psychology]
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Women of the Revolution - Women are frequently overlooked when it comes to history in the 18th centuries. They were there in the flesh for all of the historical events, but they are rarely mentioned. Everyone has heard of the “Founding Fathers”, but students rarely hear about the “Founding Mothers” in their curriculum. Although women did not directly plan out our government, they still deserve to be given some credit for it. The roles that women played during the Revolutionary War greatly influenced the outcome of the war and the country that resulted from it....   [tags: History, War, Feminism]
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Beauty in The Picture of Dorian Gray - ... “I hope it is not about myself. I am tired of myself tonight. I should like to be somebody else,” Dorian said. He aspired to have had a good life rather than one filled with artificial meaning and beauty. The moral beauty of Doran lies within the portrait of himself. The portrait imitated his life. He finally realized that beauty cannot help him escape his evil actions. He deeply lamemted his wish that the portrait bore the burden of his age and sin. He finally realized there is no way to undo the effects of age or of sin on a soul....   [tags: Oscar Wilde, Novel Analysis] 797 words
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The Tension Within Birling's Family in Priestley's An Inspector Calls - Priestley shows that the tension is within Birling’s family in many ways. He has created the setting of the play in Birling’s dining room where all the traumatic situations occur, it’s also where they hear unpleasant news from Inspector’s arrival. This setting also makes it seem claustrophobic where the audience are controlled by Inspector’s enquiry which heightens the tension of the play between the exit and entrance in the play. An Inspector Calls starts off calmly with ‘pink and intimate’ lighting which once after Inspector’s arrival the atmosphere becomes ‘brighter and harder’....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical] 634 words
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Inner and outer beauty in Dorian Gray - The term ‘beauty’ may have very relative significance. Something can be beautiful for us, but ugly for other people. The external beauty of a person is often the first thing that we pay attention to. This is the result of the association of beauty with good and ugliness with evil. Through the outer appearance we make a general opinion about a given person. Such a way of thinking may be very misleading. In order to get to know the person we need to look to the inside – into the soul. This is the place where the real beauty and ugliness are hidden....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley - An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley The play "An Inspector Calls" is about a family the Birlings having influence on a girl's death, Eva Smith. The family includes Arthur Birling, Sybil Birling, Sheila Birling and her future husband who is also involved Gerald Croft and Eric Birling. The play was first performed in 1947. Arthur Birling was the first to influence the life of Eva Smith. We know that Arthur Birling was a very proud man; he had his own company "Birling and Company"....   [tags: Papers] 1111 words
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Dissociative Identity Disorder and Abuse - Dissociative Identity Disorder and Abuse The condition once known as multiple personality disorder (MPD) is a very real psychological phenomenon that until recently was mis-understood and often mis-diagnosed. Dissociative identity disorder, DID, as we now call it, is a mental illness where a person's thoughts, feelings, and memories are scattered throughout two or more separate personalities within the victims mind (Appelbaum 107). In 1973 perhaps the world's most famous psychiatric patient ever, Sybil brought attention to what was until then a rare diagnoses....   [tags: Papers] 1062 words
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Social Responsibility in An inspector calls - An Inspector Calls "We don't live alone. We are all members of one body. We are responsible for each other." What is Priestley's main aim in `An inspector calls`. How successfully does he achieve it. In `An inspector calls` by J.B Priestley, the writers aim is reflected into this quote, "We don't live alone. We are all members of one body. We are responsible for each other." Meaning that we are not isolated, we all live in one community and we are all collectively responsible for each other, our actions affects the people around us....   [tags: J.B. Priestley] 1127 words
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J.D. Salinger's A Perfect Day for Bananafish versus Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat - Throughout J.D. Salinger’s “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” and Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat” many different themes are used to reveal how the protagonist is lead to his ultimate demise. In the stories, there are many themes that are used such as the fall from innocence into despair and ruin, split personality casing the character’s ruin, and deterioration into madness and obsession. This paper’s intention is to offer a clear presentation on how the two author’s works are similar and different....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1414 words
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Manipulation in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray - Manipulation in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray       "I do not think that one person influences another, nor do I think there is any bad influence in the world," Oscar Wilde uttered when under trial (Hyde 353). Although this statement may be true, one of Wilde's most famous works shows a great deal of the effects of people shaping one another, causing one to wonder about Wilde's sincerity in that statement. The Picture of Dorian Gray shows variations on the existence and purposes of influence, displaying two types of personal influence: obvious manipulations such as that of Lord Henry upon Dorian and that of Dorian over Sybil Vane, and those that are more often overlooked such as the more subtle manipulation of Dorian over Basil, of Dorian over Lord Henry, and in the interaction between Dorian and his portrait....   [tags: Picture Dorian Gray Essays Oscar Wilde]
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The Picture of Dorian Gray Essay: The Soul of Dorian - The Picture of Dorian Gray "The soul is a terrible reality. It can be bought and sold. It can be poisoned or made perfect. There's a soul in each one of us. I know it." This is a statement made by Dorian Gray to his best friend, Lord Henry, a few hours after he realizes that his behavior of the last eighteen years has been absolutely terrible. First I shall explain the way Dorian Gray lost his ability to be good and how he found it again eighteen years later. After Sybil Vane's death, the young lad was first seized by terrible remorse....   [tags: Picture Dorian Gray Essays] 708 words
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Death in T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland and Maddy's No Past, No Present, No Future - Death in T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland and Maddy's No Past, No Present, No Future Death is an inevitable fact that everyone experiences at some point in their lives. Whether it is losing a friend, family member, someone famous and well known, or finally themselves, everyone knows what it's like to deal with the topic of death. In The Wasteland T. S Eliot is describing death with a very different approach which makes death seem poetic yet very dreary and uninviting. On the other hand, in Yulisa Amadu Maddy's book No Past, No Present, No Future death is not poetic at all but very cold and melancholy....   [tags: Death Eliot Maddy Wasteland Future Past Essays]
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Cancer and Terry Tempest Williams' Refuge - Cancer and Terry Tempest Williams' Refuge “I cannot prove my mother, my grandmothers, along with my aunts developed cancer from nuclear fallout in Utah. But I can’t prove they didn’t.” Epilogue, Refuge In Terry Tempest Williams’s Refuge, death slowly claimed almost all of the women of her family. Death took Williams’ family members one by one just one or two years apart. In every case, the cause was cancer. Williams insisted in the epilogue that fall-out from the 1951-62 nuclear testing in Utah brought cancer to her family....   [tags: Cancer Research Refuge Williams Essays]
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Nine Stories - Nine Stories J D Salinger wrote Nine Stories with the same brilliance as Catcher In The Rye. His style is so unique and complex that all of his short stories are truly enjoyable. Two of those stories are ^A perfect day for a bananafish^ and ^For Esme with love and squalor.^ The main characters in both of these stories, Seymour and Sargent X, have served in World War II, and the fighting has taken its toll on them. Their physiological well being was sacrificed and as a result they are no longer the same people they were before....   [tags: essays papers] 720 words
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Imagine you have been asked to direct J.B. Priestley’s “An Inspector - Imagine you have been asked to direct J.B. Priestley’s “An Inspector Calls” what Instructions would you give to the actor playing the part of Mr Arthur Birling At the opening of the play, Priestley presents a typical Edwardian middle class business family. The arrogance and pomposity of the Birlings is clear immediately as Priestley remarks, “they are all feeling rather pleased with themselves.” As the audience are introduced to the play the Birlings are celebrating the engagement of Sheila Birling and Gerald Croft....   [tags: Drama] 3664 words
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Freedom Of Expression - Freedom of Expression: All people in the United States are guaranteed this right by the Constitution. Students, however, do not have this right to the same extent as adults. This is because public schools are required to protect all students at the school. The major aspects of this right are speech and dress. Both the right to speech and dress are not absolute in public high schools. According to the American Civil Liberties Union: "You (students) have a right to express your opinions as long as you do so in a way that doesn't 'materially and substantially' dirsupt classes or other school activities....   [tags: essays research papers fc] 755 words
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J.d. Salinger - Born on January 1, 1919, Jerome David Salinger was to become one of America’s greatest contemporary authors. In 1938 Salinger briefly attended Ursinus College in Pennsylvania where he wrote a column, "Skipped Diploma," which featured movie reviews for his college newspaper. Salinger made his writing debut when he published his first short story, "The Young Folks," in Whit Burnett’s Story magazine (French, xiii). He was paid only twenty-five dollars. In 1939, at the age of 20, Salinger had not acquired any readers....   [tags: essays research papers] 2961 words
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Discuss Priestley's depiction of the Birling household and Gerald - Discuss Priestley's depiction of the Birling household and Gerald Croft, prior to the arrival of Inspector Goole In this submission I hope to fully discuss Priestley's depiction of the Birling household and Gerald Croft, prior to the arrival of Inspector Goole. The play is set in the fictional town of Brumley, an industrial town in the North Midlands. It is evening in the town, in the spring of 1912. At the moment the play starts the characters are celebrating the engagement between Gerald Croft and the Birling family's only daughter Sheila....   [tags: English Literature] 3174 words
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An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley - An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley JB Priestley, the playwright of 'An Inspector Calls,' chose to highlight the death of an innocent girl in order to show the audience how important it is that we take responsibility for our actions in our community. It is 1912, a labour shortage seems imminent and war inevitable but somewhere in upper middle class England a family is being confronted with a tragedy of their own. Each of the Birlings; Arthur (Mr. Birling), Sybil (Mrs. Birling), Sheila and Eric as well as Gerald Croft somehow affect the life of Eva Smith until she is forced to commit suicide....   [tags: Papers] 1892 words
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How Different Attitudes and Perceptions Are Shown Between Generations in the Play An Inspector Calls - How Different Attitudes and Perceptions Are Shown Between Generations in the Play An Inspector Calls Older and younger generations' perceptions on different aspects of day-to-day life vary greatly in the play 'An Inspector Calls'. Priestly uses character manipulation to highlight the conflicting opinions, morals and social standards between the two generations. He uses their emotions to unravel their attitudes towards their positions in society, and roles in Edwardian society, through the death of someone they all allegedly knew and whose life they affected negatively....   [tags: Papers] 904 words
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The Role of the Inspector in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley - The Role of the Inspector in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley "An Inspector Calls" was written in 1944 by J.B Priestley, it takes us into the comfortable and complacent world of the Birling family who are disturbed during a celebration by the arrival of a mysterious police inspector. The lighting of the room changes from 'pink and intimate' to bright and hard when the inspector arrives to show that this is serious and so the characters movements and reactions are clearly seen by the audience....   [tags: Papers] 1619 words
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Drama in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls - Drama in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls J.B. Priestley is the author of 'An Inspector Calls', he wrote and published the play in 1945. The play he created was set in an industrial town called 'Brumley'. In 'An Inspector Calls' there are six main characters, one being an inspector who goes by the name of Goole. Inspector Goole questions the five other characters about a young working-class woman's, named Eva, death. During questioning, each of the Birling family, Sheila, Eric, Sybil and Arthur, all reveal that they have a secret connection with Eva, along with Gerald Croft, who is engaged to Sheila Birling....   [tags: Papers] 2315 words
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The Character that Changes the Most in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley - The Character that Changes the Most in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley In the essay I will try to answer the question of, ‘Which character changes the most in An Inspector Calls?’ I will do this by; explaining the role played by the character in the play; showing how and why I think they change; focusing on the effect on the audience by the stage directions and settings; showing what messages Priestly manages to get across to the audience in 1946 through his play. To do that I will comment on: · The importance of social responsibility – especially of those in superior social position....   [tags: Papers] 1100 words
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The Dark Themes of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and "Dracula" - The concerns of Victorian England about the status of faith and manhood have left a deep mark in the literature of the period. The Picture of Dorian Gray and Dracula are good examples of this concern. In both books there is an emphasis in the corruption of the body and of the soul as maladies that haunt the greatness of England. The aristocracy is pointed as the social strata from where this decadence will spread. These books show a population of youth that lacks the guidance of parents and are apparently deprived of fertility as a consequence of the disorientation that reigns among them....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 2592 words
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