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"A song for Charlie" by Adrienne Rich

- The poem "A song for Charlie" by Adrienne Rich stresses death as well as the impact of death. The poet uses powerful, vivid imagery to describe his feelings about his friend's death. At the beginning of the poem he used metaphors to explain how his friend died of alcohol. He described vodka inside the freezer as immune from cold. "Cold" is a metaphor to introduce death since the presence of alcohol in the freezer does not affect it state even if it is exposed to a very low temperature. The poet also uses irony to communicate to the reader that thinking about Charlie prevents him from drinking....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Adolf Hitler

- Adolf Hitler The Rise Of Adolf Hitler On the very eve of the birth of the third reich a feverish tension gripped Berlin. The Weimar Republic seemed obvious to almost everyone, that it was about to expire. For more than a year it had been fast crumbling. General Kurt von Schleicher, who like his immediate predecessor, Franz von Papen, cared little for the Republic and less for its democracy, and who, also like him, had ruled as Chancellor by presidential decree without recourse to Parliament, had come to the end of his rope after fifty-seven days in office....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Lucy Liu

- Lucy Liu Lucy Liu is an important figure in the Asian American community. She is one of the few Asian actors who sas made it big in the film world. She has starred in a television series, "Ally McBeal," and also in movies. Her biggest impact in the film world has been the movie Charlie's Angels, in which she instills strength in being a woman and also brings in elements of her Asian background. Lucy Liu has indeed broken the stereotype of Asian Americans as she is not passive or submissive....   [tags: Charlie's Angels]

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A Character Analysis of Charlie in Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited

- A Character Analysis of Charlie in Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited In considering Charlie Wales plight in Fitzgerald's "Babylon Revisited," I believe Charlie is a victim of his own success. As a successful businessman two times over he has burned many bridges behind him and for his well intentions he is blind to that continued fallacy. He does not seem to realize that the success he enjoys now is the envy that brought about Marion and Lincoln's contempt prior to Helen's death. I see Charlie attempting desperately to act out of character....   [tags: Babylon Revisited Essays]

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Charlie's Regret of Past Behaviors in Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited

- Charlie's Regret of Past Behaviors in Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited Charlie Wale's character seemed to get the raw end of the deal throughout the entire story. He was trying to redeem himself as a good father and a good citizen. He had many regrets of his past actions and behavior, especially those regarding his deceased wife, Helen. The events that occured during his visit to Paris, however, were detrimental to his intentions. His desire to have his daughter, Honoria, return with him to Prague, was sincere, and as a reader, I could almost feel his pain and disappointment at the disastorous end results....   [tags: Babylon Revisited Essays]

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Characterization of Charlie Gordon

- Characterization of Charlie Gordon from the short story: Flowers for Algernon Charlie Gordon has all his life been mental disabled, but for just as long time wanted to be a geni-ass. One day he is given that opportunity and he agrees to let the doctors operate his brain. Before the operation Charlie is a very friendly man, who only sees the good things in life and trusts everybody. His lack of intelligence makes it impossible for him to see that his best friends are in fact victimizing him. (Report 8, page 117) He can’t imagine things....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Charlie Chaplin

-      One of the geatest themes I have picked up from the few Charlie Chaplin movies that I have seen is that he always has the things that he charishes most taken away from him. Chaplin's life so much reflects his charectors, because at a young age Chaplin's mother went mad and for a time he and his brother had to live on the streets until they were put into an orphanage. It directly relates to him because he was and you see how he sees the world even in the silent movies he made.      In "The Kid" Chaplin "The Tramp" looses the child that he took in as his own, and raised they boy as if it were his own, and when the boy gets sick "The Tramp" is forced to call a doctor and when the doctor a...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Charlie Barber Treatment -

- A Character Study of Charlotte Barber The novel 'The Charlie Barber Treatment'; is written by Carole Lloyd. It is about a boy called Simon whose mother dies unexpectedly. He is very upset and unable to get over his mum. When he meets Charlie Barber she really cheers him up. Charlie has a big effect on Simon. Charlie is a sixteen-year-old girl who is staying with her Gran for the week. We first meet Charlotte when Simon bumps into her outside the local newsagents in his small town. Charlie asks Simon directions to somewhere she can walk her Gran's dog....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Celebrating the Triumph of Charlie Parker

- Charles Christopher Parker Jr. was born on August 29, 1920 in Kansas City, Kansas to Charles and Addie Parker. Charlie led a lonely childhood which resulted from his parents separation in 1927 when Charlie was just 7 years old. His father was never around much following the separation. Their house however was just a short walk from Kansas City's entertainment district which attracted Charlie while growing up. This was to be where Charlie would find his place in the world. While Charlie's mother was working, he would walk around Kansas City listening to jazz behind the clubs....   [tags: Music]

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Charlie Gordon

- Charlie Gordon is the main character of Flowers for Algernon. Charlie is a mentally retarded, 33 year old adult. He desperately wants to be smart, especially after a very troubled childhood in a family who had a hard time adapting to his illness. Charlie has a great attitude about changing his life, and was willing to do whatever it took to accomplish the task of becoming smart. Charlie partakes in a surgery to boost his intelligence that has only been tested on rats, specifically one named Algernon....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Charlie Parker

- Charlie Parker We all have our own personal images of what a rockstar is. We have our stereotypes of what they look like, how they talk, how they act, and what values they hold. Even though the stars people worship seems to change with the seasons, these fans of our rock stars seem to have certain things in common that continue from generation to generation. The fans form cult like followings, and in the case of many musicians, the fans authenticate legendary status to some musicians after death....   [tags: Papers]

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Battleship Potemkin as a Masterpiece

- Battleship Potemkin as a Masterpiece Battleship Potemkin, a masterpiece. Early critics reported this marvellous film to be unquestionably one of the greatest motion pictures ever made. However, would this display of dazzling, daring, dramatic sequence grab the approval and praise of the modern day society. This so called ‘classic’, as regarded by an international film jury to be the greatest film ever made, in 1948 and again in 1958, is now just another film on the shelf for our generation....   [tags: Papers]

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The Movie Industry During the Great Depression

- The Great Depression was an era that was extremely successful to the movie industry. Citizens crowded movie theaters weekly to attempt to cope with the disappointing reality of unemployment. No matter the circumstance the people were determined to find a way to get their minds off of their current statuses. The movie industry took advantage of this time of desperation. What made the movies so popular was the unbelievable comparability of their own lives to the main characters or plots in the film....   [tags: comedy, gangsters, workers]

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Charlie Chaplin

- Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin Charles Spencer Chaplin was born in Walworth, London on April 16, 1889. His parents, Charles and Hannah Chaplin were music hall performers in England, his father was quite well know in the profession. Charlie had one sibling, a brother named Sydney. At a very early age Charlie was told that someday he would be the most famous person in the world. Charlie first appeared onstage at the age of six as an unscheduled substitute for his mother. When his performance was over the audience was throwing money up onto the stage, they loved him, and he was on his way to being the most famous person in he world....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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einstein

- He was the embodiment of pure intellect, the bumbling professor with the German accent, a comic cliché in a thousand films. Instantly recognizable, like Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp, Albert Einstein's shaggy-haired visage was as familiar to ordinary people as to the matrons who fluttered about him in salons from Berlin to Hollywood. Yet he was unfathomably profound — the genius among geniuses who discovered, merely by thinking about it, that the universe was not as it seemed. Even now scientists marvel at the daring of general relativity ("I still can't see how he thought of it," said the late Richard Feynman, no slouch himself)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Distraction During the Great Depression

- During the Great Depression, everyone was looking for a distraction from the terrible times around them. One way to put their mind at ease was to go to the theater and watch movies. Even during this era of distress, 60 to 80 million people a week still managed to go to the movies. Comedies were a great way to look at the bright side of situations and to put off the stress. In contrast, gangster films showed the fear that maybe what you are doing is not enough to get by and it would be nearly impossible to survive this economic crisis....   [tags: movies, work, factory]

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Film During the Great Depression

- During the Great Depression, people went to the movies to get their mind off things and to forget about things temporarily. Life was portrayed a few different ways during the Great Depression. Different genres of film gave different perspectives on what life was like. The three genres compared are comedy, gangster, and musical films. Room Service and Modern Times are two films in the comedy genre and they portrayed a worry-free lifestyle. The Public Enemy is a gangster film and it had a dangerous lifestyle....   [tags: movies, money, genres]

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Poverty During the Great Depression Illustrated in Room Service and Modern Times

- There was a high percentage of poverty during the Great Depression. A lot of people were in need of food, the stock market crashed, the industrial working conditions were bad and the rate of unemployed people was really high. The movies produced in the time of the Great Depression had the purpose to distract from the problems and to make the people able to relax for an hour a two. But the problems of the Great Depressions weren’t just ignored in the movies. By watching a movie from the time period of the Great Depression we can tell how life was back then....   [tags: unemployment, hunger, economy]

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Wild Style, directed by Charlie Ahearn

- Wild Style (1983) was a film that documented the real world of hip hop before most people even knew what hip hop was. This movie brings about the four crucial elements of hip hop - emceeing, graffiti, break-dancing, and deejaying. These features are the backdrop to the story of a graffiti artist named Raymond who lives in the South Bronx that goes by the name “Zoro”, who is played by well-known New York graffiti artist Lee Quinones. The movie goes through the tribulations of his life and relationship with Rose, while showing some of the historical aspects of hip hop....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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Skin Deep by Nina Jablonski and George Chaplin

- In the article Skin Deep written by Nina Jablonski and George Chaplin, they discuss and look deeper into the diverse differences in skin color. Our skin color has developed over the years to be dark enough to prevent the damaging sunlight that has been harming our skin and the nutrient folate that it carries. At the same time out skin is light enough to receive vitamin D. Anthropologists and geographers have studied and overtime come to the conclusion that distribution of skin color is not random....   [tags: sunlight, melanin, UV radiation]

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Charlie and the Hat

- In 1868 there was a young man by the name of the Charlie. One day he was walking when he walked by a hat sore and saw a hat in the window. He walk into the store and bought the hat. He walked into his favorite bar. “Hey, Charlie New hat?” the bartender said as Charlie walk through the doors. “Yes sir bullfrog just bought it a while ago.” Charlie responded. Charlie sat down and ordered his drink when Crisco came through the doors . “hey barkeep get me some whiskey and make it fast.” Crisco said....   [tags: short story]

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Charlie as the Victim of Circumstance in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited

- Charlie as the Victim of Circumstance in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited The story's protagonist, Charlie Wales, is less a victim of bad luck than of circumstance, both socio-economic and personal. Charlie does not deserve Marion's continued denial of custody of his daughter, but the story is less about what Charlie does or does not deserve than how easily one's life can spin out of control due to unforeseen circumstance. Marion and Charlie dislike each other on a visceral level. Marion's feelings are not solely caused by Charlie's alcoholism and past behavior....   [tags: Babylon Revisited Essays]

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Questions and Answers: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

- How does Algernon function as a symbol or alter-ego for Charlie. Charlie, a thirty-two year old man with a mental condition was seen as fragile. To further his intelligence level, he attended the Beekman College center for retarded adults. His desired self was to become intelligent. “If the operation works good I’ll show that mouse I can be as smart as he is even smarter” (12). The opposite of the real Charlie possessed the traits of anti-socialism, intelligence, possessing motivation, and being opinionated....   [tags: emotion, intelligence, charlie]

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Charlie Marlow as a Narrator in Heart of Darkness

- Some of the things you have discovered about Charlie Marlow as a Narrator in Heart of Darkness. In Heart of Darkness, the main story teller is Charlie Marlow. Based on a boat waiting for the turn of the tide on the river Thames, he tells his crew of his journey into the African Congo. In the opening pages Marlow is described as looking like some kind of idol; "he had the pose of a Buddha preaching" this relates to his somewhat philosophical way of recounting his tale, as a narrator Marlow often deflects from the story, he is vague and thinks very deeply about Imperialism- one of the main themes in heart of darkness....   [tags: English Literature]

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A Winter Wonder-Miracle

- The wind whistles through the open door, dusting the living room with fresh, glistening, white snow. Inside there is an elegant Christmas tree, twinkling in the corner of the room, adorned with unique ornaments, reminiscent of trips shared between a man and his wife. On top of the tree is a lone star devoid of any light. The charming, little, one-story farmhouse is not vacant, though it is so silent that it seemed like a Charlie Chaplin film. An elderly man, George, snoozes in his tattered old rocking chair next to the warm, crackling fireplace....   [tags: ceremony, christmas, star, snow, white]

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Bonnie Prince Charlie's Attempt to Win the British Throne for his Father

- Bonnie Prince Charlie's Attempt to Win the British Throne for his Father Charles Edward Stuart, grandson of James II and son of James the old pretender, was born in Rome in 1720 and created Prince of Wales at birth. His father had always been desperate for the British throne, and had already tried and failed many times to win the throne (he was Catholic and the government would only accept a ruler if he was Protestant). Charles had been brought up with his father always hoping and longing for the throne, so in 1745 he decided to do something about it....   [tags: Papers]

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

- The Perks of Being a Wallflower has been on the New York Times Bestseller list for over a year and is published in 31 languages written by Stephen Chbosky. The story is narrated by a socially awkward teenager named Charlie. He shares many different points of his life through letters to a stranger he’s heard of but never met to soften the fear and anxiety of starting a high school alone, since he’s coping with the suicide of his friend, Michael. Although Charlie is a socially awkward person, in his freshman year of high school he has become friends with two exciting seniors, Patrick and Sam....   [tags: socialy awkward, charlie]

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Charlie Gordon in Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keye

- ... He loved working at Mr.Donner’s bakery and looked forward to spending time with them. After the surgery, Charlie realizes their relationship in a different light and recognizes that these men were never his true friends. They not only made fun of him but he was often used for their entertainment. When Charlie is at work, Gimpy tries to make fun of him by saying “Ernie for god sake you trying to be a Charlie Gordon” (Keyes, 23), this is being said to the new employee when he makes a delivery error....   [tags: eagar, determines, motivated, friendship]

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Brief Summary of Babylon by F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner by Randall Jarrell

- In the reading of “Babylon Revisited” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is the tale of the return of an American expatriate to Paris. The protagonist is named Charlie Wales. We find him in the Ritz bar chatting to the barman about the whereabouts of his past drinking buddies. He also describes Paris as being mostly desolate compared to many years earlier. Charlie describes himself as being soberer for more than a year and he now lives in Prague. He then leaves in a taxi and moves about aimlessly through Paris....   [tags: paris, charlie, army air force]

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Charlie's Coming Home - Original Writing

- Charlie's Coming Home - Original Writing It was a warm summer's day and Charlie had just been released from prison after serving a 3-year sentence for arson. His best friend Larry was waiting for him. He was taking Charlie to his house so he could make a start on sorting out his life. Charlie wanted to find a job and a new house. The first thing he wanted to do was go and get his car. It was a Honda S2000; it was red and had all extras. After he'd dropped his bag at Larry's he went to the job centre to see if there were any jobs going....   [tags: Papers]

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Downloading Stuff on My Computer

- Imagine my bedroom downloading as a file on your computer. At fifteen percent of the file’s download, the furniture begins popping onto your monitor. The wall, desk, chairs, and shelves are all monotonously white. You think to yourself: “How insipid this room is!” The doors, lamps, and garbage bin all reinforce this impression. You begin to see specks of dust appear on the floor along with the occasional piece of trash, though not so much that you would call me a slob. At twenty-five percent, my laptop and books come onto your screen....   [tags: personal reflections]

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Lennie And Charlie

- In the novel 'Of Mice and Men', by John Stienbeck, a mentally challenged man, Lennie, loses his innocence and his dream, of owning his own ranch with rabbits, when he accidentally breaks a woman's neck. In the novel 'Flowers or Algernon', by Daniel Keyes, another mentally challenged man, Charlie, loses his innocence and dreams, of being like everyone else, when, through the aid of an operation, realizes people were making fun of him rather than being his friends. Although, in both cases innocence and dreams were the loss, their innocence was also the underlying cause of the loss....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Movies as a Distraction During the Great Depression

- During The Great Depression films were an upright distraction for people in the 1930’s. Some examples of films are, “Public Enemy,” released in 1931, “Gold Diggers,” in 1933, next was “Modern Times,” 1936, lastly was “Room Service,” released in 1938. These films all served as a distraction of The Great Depression for people, and also showed what it was like during the time in some different ways. For example, the treatment of women was portrayed in some of these films. My opinion on how women were portrayed in some is that they were treated poorly based on some things in the move “Gold Diggers.” For example, it was harder for women to find a job than it was for men....   [tags: women, money, film]

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The Main Features of the Roaring Twenties

- The Main Features of the Roaring Twenties By the end of the First World War America was regarded as the most powerful and richest country in the world. In the 1920's the United States economy was booming. This is a period of prosperity, when the country's economy is doing well and the people are sharing in it. This period was known as the 'roaring twenties'. In this period many jobs were made more secure, many families had more to eat, electricity was widespread, many people had more leisure time and most had more money to spend....   [tags: Papers]

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The Great Silent Film Directors

- Amongst the numerous great silent film directors, the three that are commonly mentioned surrounding that discussion are Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and Charlie Chaplin. Having seeing a greater amount of Charlie Chaplin’s magnificent work than the others, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd most certainly still got my consideration. In spite of every one of the three delivering awesome pieces of visual artwork, they shared some comparable attributes, however they each had unique differences which contributed to their each distinct style of silent film production....   [tags: Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Silent film, Film]

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The Success of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

- In September, 1964, Alfred A. Knoff published what rapidly became one of the best-loved children’s books of the twentieth century, British author Roald Dahl’s children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dahl’s second children’s novel. His first, James and the Giant Peach, was published in 1961. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was successful despite the publication in 1964 of other children’s books that would become popular as well. These included Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Emily Neville’s It’s Like This, Cat, and Maia Wojciechowska’s Shadow of a Bull, among others....   [tags: children, candy, criticism]

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Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

- Movies are one thing that constantly change but to stay the same. A lot of movies have have been modernized for a new era, some more than once. A major movie remake of my generation would be Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and its remake Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. From the 1971 happy, upbeat, singing Willy Wonka, portrayed by Gene Wilder, to the 2005 crazy, gloomy, mystifying Willy Wonka, played by Johnny Depp a lot has changed. Tim Burton and Mel Stuart made Roald Dahl 's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory into a visual representation of how they saw it....   [tags: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory]

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The Robot Invasion By Charlie Gillis

- The Robot Invasion “The Robot Invasion” written by Charlie Gillis, characterizes the appellation of robots and how it’s viewed. Robots have many benefits ranging from working in factories to the construction of motor vehicles. Exchanged views on the progression in robotic technology because of businesses in the marketplace. In addition to the everyday domestic housework. First, the author discusses how robots could abound the duty humans would likely relinquish. He also entertained the idea of visualization of injecting microscopic robots into a persons’ bloodstream, having them collect unwanted fragments with the result of disposal....   [tags: Robotics, Robot, Human evolution, IRobot]

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Richard Avedon: Changing the Future Through Art

- Bright lights, flashes going off, beautiful and famous people everywhere, creative set designs, and everyone working to make the photo shoot perfect. This was the life of famous Richard Avedon. Avedon is one of the most successful photographers of the 20th Century. He is known for his fashion, advertising, exhibitions and book photographs that he has done. Richard Avedon was born in 1923, in New York City. Avedon attended DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx. He never completed his high school career, and in 1942 Avedon joined the U.S....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Evaluation Of The Movie ' Charlie '

- He has displayed a high need for predictability and routine, decreased or absent eye contact, few or flat facial expressions, concrete thinking, and unusual responses to sensory stimuli. Raymond has been very accustomed to following a schedule because it helps him with transitions. Those who are autistic have difficulty with transitions because they like predictability and the routine. In the beginning of the movie when Raymond first meets Charlie he begins to feel nervous because Raymond was not expecting him....   [tags: Nonverbal communication, Facial expression]

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Imperialist Decay: The Sane and the Insane

- “People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it’s served up.” (George R. R. Martin). Life is not just a single journey, as commonly known. Life is made of multifarious little journeys, both physical and emotional, defining who we are, were and will be. Meaning might lack, but we never give up on our supposed goal, because we are persistent humanoids. Charlie Marlow’s journey in Heart of Darkness had been summarized in the last couple of sentences, surprisingly. Marlow encumbered himself with a journey of self-discovery and truth seeking; the truth about the superficially ornamented culture he belonged to....   [tags: Charlie Marlow's Heart of Darkness]

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The Death Of Charlie Chaplin

- Dancing has always been my passion, even though dancing was not an innate gift. Although this may be true, I have seen dancing as an interpretation of thoughts, feelings and more. In the case of Charlie Chaplin he used his performances on all his films, in my opinion, as a communication contrivance to show the reality of the hardships life can bring. Chaplin’s movements and filmmaking experience allow the audience to not only is a visual spectator but also to feel and understand Chaplin’s standpoint on the interpreted meaning of his films....   [tags: Charlie Chaplin, Silent film, The Great Dictator]

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Charlie was Better off Before the Operation in Flowers for Algernon

- In this novel, Flowers for Algernon, written by Daniel Keyes, a man named Charlie Gordon has an operation done to increase his intelligence. He started as a mentally retarded man and slowly became a genius. He seemed to soak up information like a sponge and he was able to figure out the most complex scientific formulas. The only problem with the operation is that it does not last for ever and in his remaining time he tries to figure out why it is not permanent. He will eventually lose everything he learned and become worse off than when he started, so Charlie was better off before he had the operation....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hulot in Mon Oncle

- Jacques Tati’s irrepressible Mr. Hulot, along with Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp character, is one of the greatest examples of the everyman. He walks through life with a whimsy that becomes his trademark. Although dialogue is sparse, he exposes the curious intricacies of life from behind his trenchcoat and pipe. In Mon Oncle, Hulot goes on outings with his nephew while Tati elucidates the rather arduous issues of modernity. Hulot goes back and forth between the bourgeois neighborhood and what can only be described as the “modern sector” with a carelessness shared only by the mischievous children and lackadaisical canines that roam the streets....   [tags: Jacques Tati Charlie Chaplin]

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The Film Industry During the Great Depression

- The Great Depression is when the film industry boomed with new types of movies like: gangster films and musicals. They were both born in the Great Depression. Most films show the hardships of the time period. Some of the films display this very well for example Modern Times staring Charlie Chaplin. One of the more well-known gangster films was The Public Enemy.. These films have very different views of the time period but still have things in common. This paper will compare Modern Times and The Public Enemy....   [tags: work, gangsters, jail]

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Charlie Chan

- Charlie Chan Charlie Chan/ “Rush Hour” movies similar in actors playing similar characters, different in production values and tones. In both of the movies the black actors use coon characteristics. Whereas in Charlie Chan movies Mantan Moreland has the descriptive pop eyes that are mentioned in coon characteristics (Bogle72-74). He uses this high-pitched voice when he speaks (Bogle72-74). He also is shown in the movies when he dances in certain situations. He is known for one of the movies greatest clowns, And in many cases his comic relief is very sudtle....   [tags: essays papers]

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What is a Chaplain?

- Point Paper What is a chaplain. Traditionally a chaplain has been somebody religious who is given responsibility for a particular group, usually outside the church. Such groups could be: hospital chaplains, military chaplains, prison chaplains or school chaplains. How you define “chaplain” depends on where that chaplain is. Today, chaplaincy is a specialized ministry done by ordinary people, male or female. They are trained to offer care and support - personally, emotionally, physically, relationally and spiritually....   [tags: religious, support, bereavement]

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Charlie's Themes: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

- ... When his sister tells him out of spite “You’re a freak, you know that?” (Chbosky, 25); another time this appears is when “Charlie’s” cousins aim highly inappropriate remarks toward him, for just being himself. Another subject that develops for the protagonist is participation, in its two forms passive and progressive. He is first questioned by his friend, and instructor whether or not he partakes in school events, and from then on he passively participates; by going to these events and analyzing others, instead of actually participating he finds things to distract himself....   [tags: Stephen Chobosky, story analysis]

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Modern Times By Charlie Chaplin

- Modern Times. Directed by Charlie Chaplin. 1936. New York: Criterion Collection, 2010. DVD. The film “Modern Times,” directed by Charlie Chaplin, is set in the mid nineteen thirties. This time frame places the characters in the middle of the Great Depression and the industrial revolution. The film depicts the lifestyle and quality of living for people in this era by showing a factory worker who cannot take the monotony of working on an assembly line. The film follows the factory worker through many of his adventures throughout the film....   [tags: Great Depression, Unemployment, 1930s]

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Who Is Charlie Wales?

- “Once you’re at the Party it’s Hard to Leave” Charlie Wales is a stand-up guy or at least he is attempting to be. He’s striving to convince everyone around him, including himself, that he’s sober. Personally, I think he’s far from sober. A sober person doesn’t need to put so much emphasis on that one drink because they don’t have one drink, they abstain all together. He may have turned a new leaf and is making an effort, but he is far from where he should be. When in recovery, one should avoid the places he/she used to get into trouble in and the people whom he/she got into trouble with....   [tags: Debut albums, 2004 albums, Need, Want]

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Charlie's Attempt to Overcome the Past in Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited

- Charlie's Attempt to Overcome the Past in Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited Babylon Revisited is made up of different characters with different ideologies in life. The Protagonist, Charlie is a reformed alcoholic who had come back to take his daughter. Marion is Charlie's sister- in - law who dislikes him because she thinks he caused her sister's death. I think Marion is emotionally disturbed. She overacts to things that happen in everyday life. Lincoln is Marion's husband .He tries to keep things as even as possible for Marion....   [tags: Babylon Revisited Essays]

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Home Schooling

- Homeschooling was once thought of as crazy concept but now is growing in popularity transforming into a normal occurrence. This is not surprising due to the increasing performance levels most homeschooled students experience in college and throughout life. Homeschooling teaches several life skills for a child from a very early age such as management of time and working according to a schedule. It also provides a flexible schedule which allows for beneficial life experiences for students such as getting a job....   [tags: education system, parents]

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William Scissorhands And The Chocolate Factory

- Lost in Plain Sight In life people tend to want to fit in; however, this can lead to unhappiness if people are not accepted for how they desired to be. Tim Burton is one example of many. Just like Burton, each of his characters are a misfit too. For an example, Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate factory. Wonka is not like the average child, he is very unique and different. This description also describes Edward in Edward Scissorhands. Edward is very isolated from the rest of society, but just like everyone else should be, Edward is accepted for who he is....   [tags: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory]

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A Continuation Of Allison And Charlie 's Story

- This is a continuation of Allison and Charlie 's story. We left off with Charlie and Allison enjoying their time in the most romantic city in the World. Their time was cut short when Charlie got an unexpected call from his former madam.(Allison 's mom) The woman who kidnapped Allison, and ended up getting shot is brain dead, and pregnant. Charlie was crushed and worried. He didn 't want to lose Allison. He jumped on a plane back to The U.S. to figure out what 's going on. He arrives and heads to the hospital....   [tags: Pregnancy, Mother, Love]

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Improvement of the Position of American Women by the End of 1920's

- Improvement of the Position of American Women by the End of 1920's I believe that the following statement the position of all women in the USA had improved by the end of the 1920's is not true because only a small percentage of women's lives changed, these were usually the upper or middle class and those who lived in the cities. I intend to prove my beliefs in the following paragraphs by evaluating the different aspects of their life's, work, home, society and clothing. Work ==== During the First world war a number of women worked for the first time, some of these jobs had previously been done by men....   [tags: Papers]

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Bob Hope: Hollywood's Brightest Star

- Bob Hope: Hollywood's Brightest Star This PBS documentary of Bob Hope as an entertainer was well done. It looks at Bob's contributions as an actor, comedian, dancer and humanitarian. The film's footage, from the early 1900's to present, is revealing to the eras of Bob Hope's career. It takes you through Bob's career in vaudeville, Broadway, radio, movies, television and live performances. As narrator Les Brown Jr. states " Bob Hope is an American icon and the only entertainer to be # 1 in all facets of the entertainment field"....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Robot Invasion By Charlie Gillis

- “The Robot Invasion” written by Charlie Gillis, characterizes the appellation of robots and how it’s viewed. Robots have many benefits ranging from working in factories assisting production, as well as the construction of motor vehicles. Exchanged views concerning the progression in robotic technology due to their great benefits in the businesses within the marketplace. Equally important, to aid in the everyday domestic housework. First, the author discusses how robots could abound the duty humans would likely relinquish as well as, entertain the idea of visualization of injecting microscopic robots into a persons’ bloodstream, having them collect unwanted fragments with the result of dispo...   [tags: Robot, Robotics, IRobot, Agriculture]

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Communication of Information in Charlie Chaplin Films

- Communication of Information in Charlie Chaplin Films When a critic examines the silent films of Charles Chaplin a question that arises is whether the comedy he portrayed is a mockery of political and current issues, or a means to bring laughter to viewers. Silent films generated different emotions and thoughts since a spectator was simply watching actions rather than hearing an explanation through words. Information was cleverly construed this way and however the critic analyzed the information presented was an individual responsibility....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparison of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Book versus Movie

- Comparison of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Book Vs. Movie For this paper, I chose the Roald Dahl modern fantasy book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Dahl’s books are mostly fantasy and full of imagination. They are always a little cruel, but never without humor - a thrilling mixture of the grotesque and comic. A frequent motif is that people are not what they appear to be. Dahl's works for children are usually told from the point of view of a child, and they typically involve adult villains, usually women who hate and mistreat children, and feature at least one "good" adult to counteract the villain(s)....   [tags: Roald Dahl Tim Burton Film Willy Wonka]

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Living with Danish Celebrities

- Living with Danish Celebrities Perhaps the most impressive feature of Danish life that I have experienced during my stay here is the accessibility of the more famous Danes. One night I sat in a small Danish rock club, expecting an entertaining but low-key show. As the evening progressed, the Dane I attended the concert with turned to me, beaming and excited, whispering that the inconspicuous woman sitting at the table next to me was one of the most famous female rock singers in Denmark....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example]

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Charlie's Promise.

- Father works in a factory, and Mother passed away from Influenza four years ago. But with three children, the money they make doesn't care for them well; and the lack of food and coal for heating specifically is troublesome. Charlie’s father sent her away and as awful as that may sound, Charlie would disagree. She's paid a dollar a week, though it is not as much as in the factory, she lives in better conditions. Though she was away from her family Charlie promised her father to always take care of her sisters....   [tags: short story]

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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

- In this commentary, I will analyse the text extract of the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory written by Roald Dahl and the translation process into the target language Italian by also taking in consideration any researches and the theories made by third parties. Firstly, to analyse the source text, the subject of the text is a story targeted to young readers between the age of 8 and 10. The terminology used by the writer are simple words without idioms or fixed expressions; the register is familiar and there is a narrator who is presenting the characters of the story and is describing their life’s and also a dialogue of the characters....   [tags: Translation, Source text, Terminology]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Silent Please '

- Silent Please, Charlie Modern films are something that millions of people enjoy. From going to the theater, to smelling the popcorn, to the comfortable seats, plus the previews of movies coming out that you just “Have to see!”, all followed by the main event: the film. It’s hard for some of us to imagine what life would be like without those moments. We know all the stories, we can quote every line, and tell you everyone who was in our favorite movie. But where did it all start. How did film become such a successful industry in the U.S.....   [tags: Charlie Chaplin, Silent film, Robert Downey, Jr.]

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The Boys of ’67 Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam, by Dr. Andrew Wiest

- The Boys of ’67 Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam, by Dr. Andrew Wiest, is an account of Charlie Company’s involvement in the Vietnam War: from the activation of the Ninth Infantry Division, the draft and training, the arrival in Vietnam, the battles and losses, the replacements, the Freedom Bird, and ultimately for some, to the return home. The author writes of boys who were just becoming men and how they were brought together, the only division during the Vietnam War to be trained together and deployed together, to create a group of soldiers who became a band of brothers....   [tags: charlie company, the boys of 67]

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The Great Dictator

- Charlie chaplin like many immigrants from great Britain moved to America for a chance to benefit from the boom that was going on in America in the 20th century. As being a child from two performers he found his calling in theetre and film.Without speaking a word his movies broke barriers in a very separated time in the us and all over the world . ,characters like the tramp became an instant classic . but His most controversial movie till date is the great dictator.When the great dictator was scheduled for released most americans where isolationist beacusae of the financial,human acost.Anytype of interventionist form of media was almost forbidden by the people,churches and a small part of Ho...   [tags: Charlie Chaplin, Biography]

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charlie chaplin

- What a little tramp. Charlie Chaplin, who brought laughter to millions worldwide as the silent "Little Tramp" clown. Born in East Street, Walworth, London on 16 April, 1889, Charles Spencer Chaplin was the son of a music hall singer and his wife. Charlie Chaplin's parents divorced early in his life, with his father providing little to no support, either financial or otherwise, leaving his mother to support them as best she could. Chaplin's mother Hannah was the brightest spot in Charlie's childhood; formerly an actress on stage, she had lost her ability to perform, and managed to earn a subsistence living for herself, Charlie, and Charlie's older half-brother Sidney by sew...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Charli Parker

- Charlie "Bird" Parker a renowned Alto Saxophonist from the late 1930's to the early 1950's endured notoriety from his unusual way of playing the saxophone. Parker's way of playing the saxophone influenced other jazz musicians. Parker battled with his drugs and alcohol while in jazz clubs abroad. There are several aspects that Charlie "Bird" Parker faced while sweeping the jazz scene. Charlie Christopher Parker Jr. was born on August 29,1920 in Kansas City, Kansas to Charlie Sr. and Addie Parker....   [tags: Biography]

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The Wake Of The Shooting At The Paris Based Satirical Magazine Charlie Hebdo

- In the wake of the shooting at the Paris based satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January of 2015, the issue of Muslim alienation in French society was given a brief spotlight. Journalists in the United States speculated that the attack could be, at least in part, a response to the discrimination that Muslims undoubtedly felt living in France. Many people in America were hearing about the racial and ethnic divide in France for the first time. In reality tensions within French society have been building for decades....   [tags: Racism, Discrimination, French people, Islam]

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Gene Wilder / Willy Wonka

- Gene Wilder/Willy Wonka’s Contribution to a Classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a classic that will live in the minds of people as a wonderful childhood memory. This unique story grips the attention of children with its intrigue and wonder. The bright colors, strange scenes, and unpredictable plot ignites the minds and imagination of kids and adults alike. While all of these things play a big part in making this movie what it is, the most important element is the character of the man who owns the chocolate factory....   [tags: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willy Wonka]

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The Death And Life Of Charlie St. Cloud

- Ben Sherwood’s piece titled Charlie St. Cloud originally published as “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud” explains about his brother’s death. Charlie’s brother, Sam, was killed in a car accident, blaming himself for the incident. Charlie begins to work in the graveyard to take care of his brother and feels connected. In the novel, it states that Charlie is about to see his brother in spirit to play ball with him every day. Thirteen years after Sam’s death, Charlie meets a girl named Tess Carroll, helps him to comp with the lost his brother....   [tags: Character, Fiction, Protagonist, Novel]

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Charlie 's Life With No Hope

- Charlie demonstrates a socially awkward freshman in high school who has always been a wallflower. Soon into his first year of high school, he meets two friends, Sam and Patrick who teach him how to live outside his comfort zone. What nobody knows about Charlie is that he was molested by his Aunt Helen. This caused a major mental damage that lasted throughout Charlie’s life. Thankfully, Patrick and Sam were always there to support Charlie in times that Charlie felt so alone in life with no hope. The movie demonstrates throughout Charlie’s first year in high school that true friends will always be there for one another, that child abuse can cause many mental illnesses, and that family is the n...   [tags: Child abuse, Sexual abuse, High school]

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Character Wallace And If He Was Going At Be Charlie 's Sobriety

- I had one piece of feedback about the character Wallace and if he was going to be Charlie’s sobriety. I have never thought about Wallace much in the long haul of the story, but I have to say that it did get my motor going. “Is it possible that Wallace is the key to her "sobriety"?” The way I distinguished between the actionable feedbacks was to picture the end of the story. As of now I am having trouble seeing Wallace in the picture for a long period of time or if he is in the story longer he might only be in small portions here and there....   [tags: Character, Fiction, Protagonist, Writing]

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Charlie Smith and Fountain Hughes: Life of Slave

- Charlie Smith and Fountain Hughes: Life of a Slave African American slavery was used to grow economies in the North and South before the Civil War. Although the North and South had different styles of slavery, they still had an owner/slave relationship that remained demeaning when a person owns a person. Narratives of interviews with Charlie Smith and Fountain Hughes are discussed as the slaves share their memories of their life as a slave. Charlie Smith was an African American slave who was born in Galina, Africa and was shipped to America as a young boy....   [tags: civil war, slave stories, army]

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Modern Life and Industrialization in Marx, Chaplin and Dickens

- Solutions to Singularity and Industrialization In an attempt to propel the quality and way of life forward by means of efficiency and advancement of technology, industrialization destroys many intrinsic characteristics of society and individual that makes us unique. The good purposes that industrialization intended to set forth is often co-opt by its trade offs. Its effects therefore are diametrically opposed to its original intent. The texts Hard Times by Charles Dickens, Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Modern Times by Chaplin therefore offer critiques and "cures" to the problems of industrialization....   [tags: World Literature]

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The 1920's

- The 1920’s influenced the world as we know it today. Many important historical events occurred that would shape the world for the future. The stock market crash and prohibition altered U.S history and world history intensely. The scopes trial paved the way for the teaching of evolution in public schools. Entertainment was also changed, movies became extremely popular during this era, and the first “talkie” paved the way for future movies. The 1920’s heavily influenced future movies, music, and politics....   [tags: American Culture]

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Metropis by Fritz Lang and Modern Times by Charlie Chaplin

- Discuss Fritz Lang's Metropolis and Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times Very few movies portray the relationship between the government and civilian masses during trying moments such as Fritz Lang's “Metropolis”, and Charlie Chaplin's “Modern Times”. These are two critically acclaimed films made in the late 1920’s and mid 1930’s. The time period captured is the great depression, and examine the role of the governing authorities in relation to those governed. “Metropolis” simply passes as one of the original science fiction movies in the world, and it has vivid imagery in it....   [tags: film, civilians, government]

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Biography of Helen Keller

- Even though Helen Keller died at the age of 87, blind and deaf, she had been an educator. Helen loved and cared for education, and wanted other blind and/ or deaf people to have a chance at one too. Knowing what it was like to be blind and deaf she wanted to help others who were blind and deaf. Most people believe that Helen Keller was born blind and deaf, but she wasn’t. It altered Helen’s life at only 19 months. She had fallen ill, most likely scarlet fever, and never fully recovered, for she had lost almost all of her sight and could no longer hear....   [tags: Education, History, Important Figure]

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Change for India' Market

- Index of change is clearly perceptible for the first time round in the Indian market For the first time after three years, Indian market is approaching the New Year with hopes against hopes. The picture has changed now from the financial management of the last six months, but desperate and unfortunate government could not bring this distinguishable change into the broader discussion. At the fag-end of 2013, a logical optimism is clearly evident. The elderly people very rightly point out that the real test of management is during the crisis time....   [tags: crisis, foreign investments, financial]

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Johnny Depp: A true character!

- Born in Owensboro, Kentucky in 1963 to a waitress and a civil engineer, John Christopher Depp II was the youngest of four children. When he was young he'd visit his Pawpaw often, and happily recalls the sunny days of picking tobacco together. It was a terrible shock to the seven-year-old boy when Pawpaw died. After the death he and his family moved to Miramar, Florida, but the family spent a long time living in motels and was constantly shifting from place to place, well over a dozen motels in total....   [tags: Biography]

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The Life and Times of Walt Disney

- “The Life and Times of Walt Disney” Walt Disney is the greatest entrepreneur of all time in most minds of little people and big people everywhere. The reason for this is he started his ‘business’, selling sketches, at the age of around seven years old. He was a vibrant child, as well considering he painted the side of his barn with tar. To him schoolwork was boring which he actually said once he was a lot older. Walt Disney was a family man, considering he had so many children; his children even had lots of children....   [tags: Biography, Disney, Entrepreneur, Film Industry]

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