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Friday Night Lights - Just Read It !

- Friday Night Lights - Just Read It . Meat head, dumb jock. These are just two of the many derogatory labels given to football players. Is it possible for me, a meat head, to hear the criticisms dealt to the sport of football. Is it possible for me, a dumb football jock, to understand and be objective about the issues raised in the book, Friday Night Lights. Yes, because I'm not the stereotypical football player like those described of Odessa, Texas. The football players in Odessa were generally a wild party crowd....   [tags: friday]

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Friday Night Lights By Peter Berg

- Friday Night Lights created by, Peter Berg in 2006, is an iconic television show that delves into the lives of a football team in Dillon, Texas and exhibits creativity regarding a sports show, along with content that is tied to social and political issues. The television series that created a phenomenon among viewers who have fell in love with the show, exhibits southern stereotypes of both southern families as well as Texan football players. The audiences love for the show and active audience participation has kept the show running for five seasons....   [tags: Television program, Television]

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Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger

- H.G. Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights brings to mind the cold, autumn nights of 1988 where a town, just like any other rural town in America, was brought together in such a raw and emotional way. From the rise and fall of Boobie Miles to the push for the playoffs, it is clear that 1988 Odessa was swept up in the glory of football to replace the grandeur of the 1950s, which seemed to deteriorate throughout that hectic decade. While a modern reader may view Bissinger’s masterpiece as a tale from a dated and faraway place, several factors have kept it in the public’s eye....   [tags: rural town, football crazy, texas]

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Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger

- It is often informative as well as interesting to analyze the differences and the similarities between a book and that books movie adaption. This is especially true when the book is based on actual events due to the fact that it allows one to get a real sense of how film makers can manipulate certain elements to make the story more entertaining. It is obvious that the author of Friday Night Lights, H.G. Bissinger, and the director of the movie, Peter Berg, were attempting to portray Boobie and the other characters involved in the most realistic way....   [tags: book, movie adaptation, struggles]

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Friday Night Lights in Madisonville, Texas

- As the sun set, a slight chill filled the air on this October evening, only noticeable due to the misty clouds projected into the air with every exhale of excited cheering. The sound of said cheering can undoubtedly be heard two counties over as it pierces through the night air, braided with the adrenaline provoking tunes of an award winning marching band. If they aren’t able to hear us, they definitely notice the glow penetrating from strategically placed towers fitted purposefully with rows of oversized fluorescent bulbs who force daylight into the night sky....   [tags: muhammed ghandi, bullying]

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Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger

- ... Boobie doesn’t see school as a priority, which means he completely relies on football to continue his life after high school. He took “...correlated language arts, a class for students at least two years behind their grade level in english” (Bissinger 150). “He then went on to algebra I, a course that the average college bound student took in ninth grade and some took in eighth” (Bissinger 150). Yet, Boobie took this class as a senior. Boobie’s lack of academic success already put his future college football career in jeopardy....   [tags: the dark side of American football]

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Friday Night Lights Rhetorical Analysis

- A town, a team, a dream. Friday Night lights document the 1988 football season of Permian High School in Odessa, Texas. Bissinger explores the various themes of the novel and uses conceit to colorfully describe the contrasting attitudes towards sports and academics. In the small town of Odessa bases Fridays nights in the fall are dedicated to Permian football. As a result of the obsessive attitude towards football a ridiculous amount of pressure is thrusted upon the coaches and players. Bissinger tackled the many problems in the town such as extreme pressure to perform, racism, and the relationship between parent and child....   [tags: Bissinger, football, Odessa, Texas]

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High School Friday Night Lights

- High school athletics leave a major impact on everybody that is involved with them. It also can even leave a mark on people who aren’t associated with them. There are many conflicting opinions on whether high school sports are a positive or negative influence on a student’s life. Athletics in high school can have an effect on the community as a whole. In H.G. Bisssinger’s highly regarded Friday Night Lights, high school football is accurately portrayed as the most important thing in Texas; it receives much more attention than academics....   [tags: high school sports, high school athletics]

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Analysis of Friday Night Lights

- Analysis of Friday Night Lights Friday Night Lights is a good view of how football envelops the live of everyone in the Texas town of Odessa. While it does use football as a main theme, I don't believe it is a book mainly about sports. The story is mostly about the people in a town that has nothing to look forward to except football....   [tags: Movie Film Analysis]

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Brief Summary of Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger

- Friday Night Lights Friday Night Lights is a non fiction book written in the late 1980’s and very early 1990’s. The book was written by H.G. Bissinger. H.G. Bissinger is an American author and is from New York City. Major Characters: James “Boobie” Miles: The star fullback of the Permian Panthers, who got injured in a pre-season game before their 1988 season. Athletic: Boobie was recruited by many colleges to play football because he was very good. Regretful: Boobie regrets playing in the pre-season game when his knee gets injured, making him mad and then him eventually quitting....   [tags: Football, Highschool]

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Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger: The Fate of the Team

- High school sports can have a tremendous effect on not only those who participate but the members of the community in which they participate. These effects can be positive, but they can also be negative. In the book Friday Night Lights, H.G. Bissinger shows that they are often negative in communities where high school sports “keep the town alive” due to the social pressure. In this way, Friday Night Lights gives insight into the effects of high school football being the backbone of a community, revealing that the fate of the individual football players are inadvertently determined by the actions of the townspeople....   [tags: racism, segregation, dreams]

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Friday Night Lights Book vs. Movie

- Friday Night lights Is High School football a sport, or is it more than that to some people. I’ve learned that the book is more sociological, which means that it focused on our human society of racial issues and also emphasizes the economy and the divide between the wealthy residents of one city versus the more working-class denizens of another are all subjects that are given an in-depth examination. This is more of the main or focal point of the whole book and in not so much in the movie. Although Bissinger's story is a true-life recounting of the 1988 football season of the Permian High School team, it reads like fiction and even though I believe his book is superior, the theatrical adapta...   [tags: films, ]

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Friday Night Lights: Structure Functional Theory

- Functionalism views society as the stability and assimilation of a range of forces that function within it. While society is a separate entity with a life of its own, there are individual elements contributing to that stability. Functionalism as a sociological theory emphasizes assimilation rather than the dissociation of society. Therefore, the society is seen as a whole that is compromised of parts which give one another their identity and their function. The part, whether that is education, such as a school, or sports, such as a football team, operates in relation to the other parts, and cannot be entirely understood in isolation from the other parts....   [tags: Society, Functionalism, TV Series]

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Friday Night Lights

- Friday Night Lights      Is High School football a sport, or is it more than that to some people. Recent newspaper headlines include such items as coaches abusing student athletes; fathers of athletes murdering coaches, and mother’s disabilitating cheerleading candidates to assure their daughters make the cheerleading team. In Odessa, Texas high school football is a major contributor to the society of a small town in Texas society. Every Friday night, 50,000 people fill the stadium to see high school students put their lives on the line to win a football game....   [tags: Movie Film Football Essays]

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Friday Night Lights

- The sun beating down on my neck, I stand in the end zone looking at the perfectly manicured field, the drops of dew on the freshly watered grass that glimmer like crystals, and the orange flags on top of the neon yellow goal posts flap in the wind. Soaking it all in, I look at the empty seats that will soon be filled with people expecting to see me do everything I can to help this team win. Twenty-point predicted underdogs; I think about the task at hand. It’s gonna be easy. I can envision it; I’m gonna be on SportsCenter tomorrow: “High school quarterback has NFL-type game.” Who am I fooling....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Movie Analysis of Friday Night Lights and V for Vendetta

- Movie Analysis of Friday Night Lights and V for Vendetta Every weekend moviegoers flock to the theatres and video stores alike to catch a ride on one of society's most entertaining elements. Action films are a rush to some enthusiasts such as myself. It doesn't take long before we find ourselves on the edge of our seats frantically munching popcorn as our mind is flooded with stimuli. The box office as well as the population were shaken to the core with the releases of two new hit action movies, Friday Night Lights and V for Vendetta....   [tags: Movie Film Analysis]

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Racial Tensiona and Low Expectation on Black Athletes in Football

- ... To Boobie’s further distress, his dream shatters when he injured his knee during a scrimmage against the opposing team. This accident not only jeopardizes Boobie’s career, but also lay down the principal truth behind athletes of colors. Accordingly, Bissinger shows the readers how Blacks are viewed: “Just do to him what a trainer did to a horse…shoot him to put him out of the misery of life that no longer had any value” (Bissinger 67). The imagery illustrates here depicts an oppression tone which translates to the fact that Blacks athletes are solely exploited until they have reach their point of exhaustion....   [tags: Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger]

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Another Friday Night at the Military School

- 5:00. Another Friday night rolled around. I lay on my bed daydreaming. At fifteen, I left home to become a boarder at the military school, a private school far, far away from home. Since then, every Friday night had become a blurred feeling of boredom coupled with the same repeating people and places. Every time I looked for an answer to excitement, or simple entertainment, I hit a wall of restrictions. Due to these very annoying rules, I had no car or place to go. I lived in room 208 of a three-story dorm with a roommate who was not only thought insane, but also had even less of a social life than I did....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Autobiographical Essay]

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Chanukah festival of Lights

- Chanukah, festival of Lights* Festival of Lights Encourages a Celebration of Cultural Identity As Paula Marcus took an evening stroll last winter with her husband and son during their holiday visit to Jerusalem, they were stunned by the beauty they witnessed before them. In the front of virtually every home, people had built a glass case in order to display their menorahs during the Festival of Lights. "What was so incredible was the quality of the light that the menorahs gave off because in Israel, there’s a strong tradition associated with oil, so they use oil rather than candles over there, and the glow of the oil-lit flames was just beautiful," she said....   [tags: Religion Judaism]

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The Spirit And Death Of The Catholic Church

- On Palm Sunday the Catholic Church celebrates the day in which Christ, in order to generously fulfill the Will of God, solemnly entered Jerusalem where He would die for our salvation. With palms we glorify and praise the King of Kings, who has come into this world in the form of a slave (1st reading: Flp 2, 6-11) to offer to humanity the greatest service possible: “give His life as a ransom for many.” (Mt 20:28) Indeed, we must meditate more intensely on the great mystery of the passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ who, having full authority, chose to suffer everything for love of us and for our salvation....   [tags: Jesus, Good Friday, Easter, Holy Week]

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The University Dance Company 's Performance On Friday

- ... This piece uses both ballroom dance, ballet, and gestures in an attempt to tell the story of a ball where every lady is looking for a counterpart. The female dancers performed many turns throughout the piece, which was emphasized nicely by the flowing material of their gowns. They also performed many leaps, which were shown nicely through the extension of the silky fabric. The mixture of light pastel dresses was extremely flattering in the group numbers. It is also valuable to note that the female dancers were dancing with pointe shoes....   [tags: Dance, Performance, Waltz, Social dance]

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Inform Drivers of Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

- The following information is designed to help drivers become better informed about DRL. DRL is the abbreviated version of the term, daytime running lights. These are lights designed for vehicles. It is not uncommon for car manufacturers to come out with improved lighting options for vehicles to improve to improve the vehicle's safety. For example fog lights for cars were designed to be used in foggy conditions so that a car could be better seen thanks to their LED fog lights. One of the most common questions about DRL is whether they are put on cars for purely aesthetic reasons, or if they have a functional reason to be there....   [tags: drivers, lights, vehicles, safety]

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Personal Statement On Friday Night

- What the Client said: ROBYN: I notice with myself, I start getting very stressed on Thursday night,because I know that he 's coming home, and he 's going to be critical of how I parent Michelle, and critical of the decisions I 've made in the week. It didn 't used to be like that. We used to be a family. And now it 's just him wanting to have things perfect. He 's so worried that someone 's going to see that we 're not perfect, and that we have to work really hard on Thursday night, Friday morning, to make sure everything is the way that 's going to make him happy when he gets home What was negative about the client perspective: The clien 't overall perspective of the situation is nega...   [tags: Nonverbal communication, Facial expression]

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Friday Night Hangout

- I walked into the local dive bar and observed the unchanging scene I did every Friday night. The same young soldiers were pushing each other around and sloshing alcohol down each other’s throats. The bartenders were once again serving the locals all the while ignoring the flood of advances being thrown their way by baby booming grandfather like patrons. The usual hustlers were lined up alongside the pool table. They were scanning the crowd and scouting out their mark, ultimately deciding to play within their own pack; each coming out even at the games end....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Observation Essay]

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Black Friday: The Newest American Holiday

- After a hearty Thanksgiving feast, I join my mother, my sister, and a couple cousins around the coffee table. My mother asks for today’s paper, so I stand up to search for it. I find it sitting on the china cabinet. I return to the coffee table with the newspaper and my mother unveils Walmart’s 40-page Black Friday ad. Our eyes grow big with anticipation, eager to see what deals the store will be offering. Before the ad is opened, my mother requests that I get onto the computer and print out a local store map which indicates where certain items will be located....   [tags: Black Friday Essays]

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Stupid Friday Night Shit

- All week long, the only thing everyone can talk about is Friday night. “What are you doing this weekend?” And the first thing you’ll hear out of any college student’s mouth is “getting shitty-faced.” Sounds like we got a plan. So Friday night rolls around, and there is a thick and definitely noticeable electricity in the air because everyone is pumped up to go out and drink the week away. All of them say they drink because they “like the taste.” That’s bullshit. If they really like the taste, they wouldn’t have to play ignorant little games to coax them into drinking the crap....   [tags: essays research papers]

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On A Friday

- On a Friday It was a cool sunny Friday morning, the air was crisp blended with a hint of winter. There was smell of warm fresh oatmeal, bacon, and scrambled eggs. The smell made its way into my room. Although it was early I still decided to get up and see what was brewing in the kitchen. I got up out of bed and shuffled in my slippers to where the scent was originating. As I walked on over, I tripped over something, my hands broke my fall. I looked toward on what tripped me, then there it was, a giant armor-wearing, sword-bearing dolphin....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Friday Night Football

- Friday Night Football Friday night football - the night everybody is getting ready for. I can smell the grassy field and the sweaty players. It's five o'clock and I'm getting ready for the game. Taking my time with everything and making sure everything is perfect, from every single strand of hair being in the right place to making sure there are no wrinkles in my uniform. As I look at the clock, it says 5:45, I better hurry up because I have to be at the game at 6, and I still have to pick up your friend....   [tags: Papers]

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The Themes of Philip Pullman's Northern Lights

- “Northern Lights deals with large themes; love, betrayal, religion and science” Discuss Northern Lights deals with the forces of love, betrayal, religion and science; all of these themes spur from one source, power. Each character in the novel experiences these topics, because each character is powerful. Northern Lights shows us that all individuals must either choose to use or be overcome these forces. Ever since the dawn of time, love has been a fundamental part of every human’s lives. Northern Lights demonstrates to us that the love of a friend or the love of spouse can create either great power or bring misery and unhappiness....   [tags: Northern Lights Essays]

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Waking in the Middle of the Night

- It happens more often than not- waking in the middle of the night. As I become conscious of my surroundings, I am filled with a sense of foreboding. The soft hisses and puffs escaping my loved ones lips while deep in the throes of sleep provide the only distraction from the all-encompassing silence. As I strain to hear the sounds of life surrounding me the ominous sensation of being alone, abandoned, is ignited within me. It feels as if my loved one have left and gone to somewhere that I am no longer welcomed and I must stay behind, long forgotten....   [tags: night,]

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The Dancing Lights in the Northern Hemisphere

- The Dancing Lights Auroras have been emitting in our, and other planets’ skies as long as the Solar System has been in motion. In 1619 A.D., Galileo Galilei coined the term "aurora borealis" after Aurora, the Roman goddess of morning. He had the misconception that the auroras he saw were due to sunlight reflecting from the atmosphere. (Angelopoulos, 2008). In 1741, Hiorter and Celsius noted that the polar aurora is accompanied by a disturbance of the magnetic needle. In 1820, Hans Christian Oersted discovered electromagnetism....   [tags: the aurora borealis]

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Artificial Lights And Artificial Lighting

- Even if the nest has occurred and survived, artificial lighting still causes problems for the soon to be hatching nestlings. Artificial lighting is known to deter the emergence of nestlings. The reason why it does this is still not known (Witherington). Speculation is that the turtles think the artificial light is actually daylight, which then would suppress behavior that is usually nocturnal. If the hatchlings hatch, they end up crawling toward artificial light sources because of the same instinctive cue that leads them to the ocean on beaches without any artificial light....   [tags: Light, Lighting, Sea turtle, Light pollution]

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TGI Fridays in Dubai: ´In Here, It's Always Friday'

- Restaurant: TGI FRIDAY'S Cuisine: American Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hours: Saturday - Wednesday 10 am to 11 pm Thursday - Friday 10 am to 12 midnight As eating out became people’s latest addiction, people always search for new and interesting places to eat at. Many people have searched for a decent restaurant and have found one or two - but none they enjoy visiting as much as TGI Friday's. Moving through the restaurant is a little tight with enough space for one person to pass through at a time....   [tags: eating out, restaurant, food]

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Stoping for Red Lights

- ... It’s been five years since October 12, 2005, and in those five years I’ve been without a mother, and practically without any caretaker at all considering the fact that my father spends most of the year traveling for business. On every October 12th since her death I’ve ran one more red light than I did the year before. This year it’s fifteen. The authorities tell me that from looking at the footage of the moments before my mother’s death she stopped at the red light, looked both ways as if it was a stop sign and the proceeded to cross the intersection....   [tags: mistake, interesection, mother, death]

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Analysis of Karl Friday's Samurai, Warfare and the State in Early Medieval Japan

- In the book Samurai, Warfare and the State in Early Medieval Japan, Karl Friday focuses on war in early medieval Japan. A central thesis could be the political primacy of the imperial court. (Lamers 2005) This is the tenth through fourteenth centuries, before the samurai became prominent in Japan and were trying to form themselves into more of what we think of them today. Friday focuses on five aspects of war in his book; they are the meaning of war, the organization of war, the tools of war, the science of war, and the culture of war....   [tags: Friday Samurai Warfare]

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The Black Friday Takeover

- “Mommy, why didn’t I get what I wanted for Thanksgiving this year?” This question seems absurd in a modern-day context, but in the future, it could be a question that is asked much too often. With holiday-themed advertisements in the media and holiday discount deals already visible on the shelves, it is no wonder that Black Friday and the holiday shopping season are creeping up closer and closer to Thanksgiving. Black Friday is a popular phrase used to describe the chaotic shopping frenzy that takes place every year on the Friday after Thanksgiving....   [tags: Hollydays, Thanksgiving]

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Examining Viola's Character in Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

- Examining the relationship between speech, public space and authority for Viola's Character in Twelfth Night One of the most celebrated and authoritative women in the 16th century was Elizabeth I. Even though the authority was at woman's hands at that time, a dominant woman was unnatural in the society itself. The presence of such a powerful female figure creates an interesting situation for dramatists and playwrights in terms of depicting women's status at that time. By using the psychological concept ,liminality; I am going to examine the relationship between Viola's speech , society's authority and her public space which is consists of two main parts: her private life as Viola and he...   [tags: Twelfth Night Essays]

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Black and Blue Friday

- The Friday after Thanksgiving is everything from a bargain hunter’s dream come true to a husband’s worst nightmare. Since the early to mid-sixties it was been given the name “Black Friday.” Black Friday is day where stores around the country open their doors early to welcome the start of the Christmas shopping season. This is the day if you get to the mall by five a.m., you are late and will not find a parking place. It is the same day where you start off by being cussed by a pregnant woman, and end by being beat-up by an elderly lady resembling your grandmother....   [tags: Social Observations]

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Race Representation in Friday

- The movie Friday is a comedy drama released in 1995 starring Ice Cube (Craig) and Chris Tucker (Smokey) in the lead roles. (CITE) The film takes place in South Central Los Angeles during a 16 hour time period in the eventful lives of friends Craig and Smokey. After just being fired from his job, Craig decides to hang out with his friend Smokey, smoking marijuana and drinking on the front porch of his parents house. Things get interesting when Smokey brings Craig into a “little”, or rather not so little problem of his....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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Comparison of "The Hiding Place" and "Night"

- The comparisons and contrasts between The Hiding Place and Night. Both books were written with struggles, tenderness, agony, and fear in mind. Of these two books only one comes out and realizes that what they have gone through was not a cruse but some what a blessing from God, Himself. The struggles both face is more than just man against man but it is also a struggle within to find who they truly are and whom they truly believe in. Both main characters, Eli and Corrie, faced something they never knew they could face but only one comes out stronger than the other....   [tags: Hiding Place, Night, World War II, Elie Wiesel, Co]

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The Starry Night By Vincent Van Gogh

- ... I see something that could be the wind or some kind of breeze in the night sky. The second I see as I move my eyes would be the giant spire. Though yes it is big, it just feels that it is the closest thing in it. I also a town that is kind of different from the whole painting with it using straight lines at which sets them from not moving like the rest of the painting. The painting is kind of flowing in it. The painting is a whole is just flowing from one side to the other. However the town is not as flowing as it is in the sky....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night, Sky]

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The Lights Were What Intrigued Me

- The lights were what intrigued me. In my earliest memories, only the moon illuminated the darkness, a hole of light punched into the black, velvety night. Its light shone on the red, course sand of our hometown, the Arizonian soil rich with the memories of the ancient tribal footprints that had once walked upon it. I can’t remember the first time that I ever noticed the lights, but I can remember the first time I noticed my people’s reaction to them. The constant scorn and bitterness led me to conclude that I was to stay away from this new place, but I knew that I could never completely ignore the new spectacle, even after my father sat down with me to give me that first order....   [tags: Light, Debut albums, Believe, The Corner]

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Plagiarism Friday Night And The Alleged Plagiarism Thrown Donald, Jr.

- Despite the controversy swirling around Melania Trump’s plagiarism Monday night and the alleged plagiarism thrown Donald, Jr.’s way Tuesday night, I thought both of them presented themselves well at the Republican National Convention, especially Don, Jr. He was well prepared, articulate, and came across as a strong future candidate for public office. In fact, he even stuck his foot in his mouth like a true politician when he spouted off about the dire condition of public schools in The United States....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Public school, High school]

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Friday 13th

- The whole predicament was unknown; something unexplainable, still to this day. My name is Olivia. I am sixteen and currently serving a fifteen year imprisonment. The ironic thing is, I don’t remember how, why, or what I did. Just that I have the distressing scar through my stomach to prove something happened that night. The even more ironic thing is, it wasn’t I who did it, it was her. I lead a normal teenage life, just six months ago; at least, as normal as teenage life can ever be. I went to school, I had a best friend....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Red And Green Lights Moving Vividly

- Red and green lights moving vividly. The smell of urine, marijuana, and beer pierced through my nostrils like a sword. It was my first house party. I saw some familiar faces among the crowd. Some people I would never have thought for them to have been there. As soon as one of my friends saw me walk into the room, she came running up to me and tried talking over the booming speakers that were next to us. "You want one?" I looked to see what she was pointing at and noticed the crystal bottle in her hand, the bubbly gold liquid was swaying inside the bottle as she moved from side to side....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Glass, Clothing]

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The Northern Lights

- The Northern lights are poetry, they are nature's light show, and they are quantum leaps in the oxygen atom. They are elementary particle physics, superstition, mythology and fairy tales. The northern lights have filled people with wonder and inspired artists; they have frightened people to think that the end is at hand. More exact explanations of the phenomenon could not be given until modern particle physics were developed, and knowledge about details in the earth’s magneto sphere has been based on measurements from satellites....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Northern Lights

- The Northern Lights I hardly see how one can begin to consider Shakespeare without finding some way to account for his pervasive presence in the most unlikely contexts: here, there, and everywhere at once. He is a system of northern lights, an aurora borealis visible where most of us will never go. Libraries and playhouses (and cinemas) cannot contain him; he has become a spirit or "spell of light," almost too vast to apprehend. Harold Bloom, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human I don’t expect this short paper to reach the northern lights....   [tags: Plays Literature Shakespeare Papers]

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A Party on Friday the 13th: Short Story

- So it began in a small town in Maine. Emily and Jenny were in ninth grade and Friday the 13th was coming up. “Jenny. We should throw a party on Friday the 13th. My parents are still on their cruise!” Emily said excitedly. “That sounds awesome. I’ll come up of a list of people and what we need to get!” Jenny said. “Hmmmm,”Jenny thought to herself. The next day at lunch, Jenny read showed the list to Emily, and began to read it off. “Who to invite: Emily, Abbey, Jennifer, Allen, Cody, Sarah, Ethan...” The list went on and on....   [tags: Friends, Parents, Teenagers]

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Unreality in A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Unreality in A Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream is a play that encompasses three worlds: the romantic world of the aristocratic lovers, the workday world of the rude mechanicals, and the fairy world of Titania and Oberon. And while all three worlds tangle and intertwine during the course of the play, it is the fairy world that has the greatest impact, for both the lovers and the mechanicals are changed by their brush with the "children of Pan." For those whose job it is to bring these worlds to life in the theatre -- directors, designers, actors -- the first questions that must be answered are: just what do the fairies look like, and how is their world diffe...   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream]

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Literary Analysis of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

- Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is a play with themes that parallel the folly of the festival it is named after. The main storyline of the plot plays on this a lot by mixing up the stereotypes around gender that were very present at the time. However, a sub-plot involving secondary characters defines this theme even more. It takes the idea even further by relating servants’ attempts to blur the lines between social classes. Twelfth Night’s Maria and Malvolio both have great aspirations to rise above their social class....   [tags: Twelfth Night]

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Analysis Of The Play ' Midsummer Night 's Dream '

- The play that I went and saw was Midsummer Night’s Dream at the University Theatre. This play was set in a proscenium venue because the audience was in front of the stage facing the actors. The playwright of this play is William Shakespeare and it was directed by Kirsten Brandt. This play centered around a bunch of lovers who get trapped in an absurd love triangle that is caused by the use of a love potion. There are many characters in the play but the most important one would be Hermia, who is the daughter to Egeus....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Love, Puck, Marriage]

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Dreams in A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Oprah Winfrey once said, “The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake, when you don't know the difference between reality and fantasy, when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul that the dream is reality, and it really happened.” But, what actually is a dream and what do dreams really have to do with one’s everyday life. In essence, a dream is a series of mental images and emotions occurring during slumber. Dreams can also deal with one’s personal aspirations, goals, ambitions, and even one’s emotions, such as love and hardship....   [tags: Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream]

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The Importance of Night Vision Goggles in Flight

- Introduction One of the most common causes of fatal helicopter accidents is Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) at night. (FlightWeb). The major contributor to such accidents is the pilot's level of situational awareness, or rather – not being able to see where they are going, or what might be in the way of unobstructed flight. As helicopters are routinely used in low-altitude missions – they are frequently required to fly in close proximity to trees, power lines, telephone poles, etc. As such, it is vitally important for the pilot to be able to see and avoid these hazards to navigation....   [tags: Helicopter Flying Night ]

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Decay in Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1934, Tender is the Night is a story about human decadence and the degeneration of love and marriage due to excess. Fitzgerald wrote his symbolic novel during the 1920s, the “Jazz Age” before the great depression- the time period that clearly indicated how living excessively and recklessly has serious and destructive consequences. The novel exemplifies some of the values and vices that are still present in society today. Fitzgerald uses sensuous characterization, connotative symbolism, and vivid detail to emphasize that excess leads to downfall....   [tags: Tender is the Night]

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Analyzing Themes in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

- William Shakespeare, an English writer in the seventeenth century. He is considered to be the most influential writer in English literature. He wrote various genres, but the common types he wrote were: Tragedies, Comedies, and Histories. Among the many plays he wrote he wrote one his most famous play, “Twelfth Night”, which he wrote during the middle of his career. “Twelfth Night” is considered to be one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies that he has written. In addition to it is also the only play that he wrote that has an alternate title which is called, “Twelfth Night, or What You Will”....   [tags: Twelfth Night]

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Resisting the Horrors Apparent in Elie Wiesel’s Night

- The resistance of the Holocaust has claimed worldwide fame at a certain point in history, but the evidence that the evil-doers themselves left crushed everything that verified the fantasy of the Holocaust. For example, in Poland, the total Jewish population of over thirty-three hundred thousand suddenly plummeted to three hundred thousand. Ten percent of the population survived the Holocaust in Poland. The same figures stand for almost all of the countries occupied by the Nazis. In Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night, the activities in the concentration camps, the suffering of Jews, and the disbelief of the inhumane actions of the Nazis result in making people resist the truth....   [tags: Night Essays]

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The University of California Riverside Should Have More Lights

- Your last class is finally over and it's nine at night. You walk to your dorm and you can't see well with the badly-dimmed lights. But you hear something rustling in the bushes and you just keep walking. Then you hear footsteps behind you. You decide to walk faster and it does the same thing. Fear takes over. Who is behind you. A kidnapper. A killer. You decide to face the person following you and turn around. It turns out to be a dog following you all this time as you look closely. After that encounter, you feel insecure when you walk in the night wondering if you'll face danger in the future....   [tags: student safety, college]

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Analysis Of Rene Magritte 's ' The Empire Of Lights '

- René Magritte was a surrealist artist that created many beautiful works of art. He was well known for a number of captivating paintings. Magritte depicted mundane objects in unorthodox situations, and his work is well known for its unconventional perceptions of reality. Magritte is famous for a lot of unsettling works such as The Son of Man, Le Blanc Seing and the infamous pipe that is not a pipe in The Treachery of Images. Also, in the 1950s, Magritte created a series of works he titled The Empire of Lights also known as L’Empire des lumières or, The Dominion of Light in which Magritte uses the conflicting settings of day and night to create a wonderfully but unsettling feeling of confusion...   [tags: Color, Yellow, Street light, Western painting]

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Analysis Of Charlie Chaplin 's City Lights

- Charlie Chaplin created amazing films with his career as a director, screenwriter, actor, producer and musician. City Lights is a story of the tramp who falls in love. He is blown away by the unexpected love affair with the flower girl. He does everything in his power to help her and along the way befriends the millionaire. The story shows the contrasts between the two very different worlds of the rich and the poor. The tramp befriends the damsel in distress millionaire and sparks a friendship where the tramp then sees the lives of both worlds....   [tags: Charlie Chaplin, Silent film, Wealth, Leo White]

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A Midsummer Night 's Dream

- ... “I give him curses, yet he gives me love” said Hermia (line196.) This line in the play just emphasizes to us how much Hermia and Lysander truly love each other and have an unbreakable bond. I think Hermia had true feelings for Lysander because she could have not had the courage to decide to run away with him because her dad didn’t like him. Also, it was the tradition that her father would choose a husband for her. Despite the fact that, I think that this is wrong and was a pass tradition, I know that it is not true because in some culture still even today, parents still have the right to choose a husband or wife for their children....   [tags: Love, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Potion]

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The Night and Fugitive: Two Impressive Books

- At the beginning of 19th century, the form of anti-Semitism becomes more serious. Germanys seems to isolate and eliminate Jews. When the Nazi Party, led by Adolf Hitler, comes to power in Germany in 1933, it wants to set up the Perfect Nazi state. The Nazi wants to stamp out any opposition to their rule, so they set up a system of camps, for instance, concentration camps, death camps for holding people that they see as “undesirable”. Lots of those “undesirable” people are Jews....   [tags: Night, Elie Wiesel]

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Identity in Tender is the Night and Appointment in Samarra

- According to the Merriam Webster, identity is the “sameness of essential or generic character in different instances” (Merriam Webster). An identity can be the qualities or beliefs that make a person different from another, but it is also the thing that connects them. A man’s identity stays with him “for the rest of his life” and is something that “[can] not change much” (O’Hara 202, 193). Identity is who one is born to, what one thinks, what one says, and what one does; John O’Hara and F. Scott Fitzgerald both utilize the theme of identity in describing the lives and actions of the central characters Julian English and Dick Diver in their novels, Appointment in Samarra and Tender is the Nig...   [tags: Tender is the Night Essays]

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Analysis Of ' A Midsummer Night 's Dream '

- ... He even goes so far to name the many beautiful song birds to which he is inadequate. Titania continues her advances, requesting of Bottom, “I pray thee, gentle mortal, sing again”. She has been completely moved by his singing and his form. She then claims, “On the first view to say, to swear, I love thee.” This is completely irrational for a variety of reasons. They have only briefly met each other and Bottom, with the head of an ass, provides no reason physically or intellectually for Titania to be so enamored with him....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Puck]

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Puck and Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream

- One of William Shakespeare’s best remembered plays for its comical and ironic tone is A Midnight’s Summer Dream. There were characters designed to be humorous and that alone. Puck and Bottom behave very much alike, and have similar roles for different people. Both Puck and Bottom are comic relief characters in one way or the other. Both of them are needed for the play, because Puck’s spirits controls the whole story, which sets the tone for it and Bottoms comic relief for the audience and play. Bottom is the first fool or idiot to appear in the play....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream]

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The Series Of Friday The 13th

- The Series Of Friday The 13th The Friday The 13th series first started in 1980 with the first ever film titled Friday The 13th part one. Steve Miner was the Producer and Tom McLoughlin who was the Writer and the Director. Unknown to Tom this film was to set of a series of the most brilliant horror films ever to be made. The main character in this film is Adrian King (Alice). Alice is one of eight Camp Councilors who has to deal with the horrifying situations at Camp Crystal Lake....   [tags: Papers]

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lifes little traffic lights

- Life’s Little Traffic Lights I love it, life is so crazy. I’ve always said if it isn’t going to bother me in three to five years, then I’m not going to worry about it now, then I come across what I like to refer to as a “traffic light” you know, those little situations and encounters that make you stop and reminisce about a time and place that you left behind so long ago, deep in the folds of your memory, and the sudden slap of reality that makes you stop and look around and think what’s different?, what’s changed?, and what path has brought me here....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Starry Night Vs. Midnight

- Starry Night vs. Midnight in Paris In this essay will be talking about and comparing between the traditional painting Starry night by Vincent Van Gogh and the digital movie poster for Midnight in Paris designed by the company Cardinal Communications USA. Starry Night is an artwork that was painted in 1889 in an asylum at Saint-Remy-de-Provience, France while the Midnight in Paris poster is digitally made somewhere in the USA by someone in that company sometime in 2010. While both these artworks are very different, they have some similarities....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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Recommendations for T.G.I. Friday's Restaurant

- (COVER PAGE) OBSERVATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR T.G.I.FRIDAY’S RESTAURANT Prepared for (name) Prepared by (your name) Date TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY………………………………………………………………iii PROBLEM………………………………………………………………………………..1 BACKGROUND………………………………………………………………………….1 DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS……………………………………………………………2 Services……………………………………………………………………………2 Menu Items………………………………………………………………………..3 Quality……………………………………………………………………..3 Prices………………………………………………………………………4 Atmosphere………………………………………………………………………4 Clientele…………………………………………………………………...5 Physical Facilities…………………………………………………………………5 Décor………………………………………………………………………5 Cleanliness…………………………...   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Incandescent Lights Be Replaced By Compact Fluorescent Lights

- Should all Incandescent Lights be replaced by Compact Fluorescent Lights. INTRODUCTION: Incandescent lighting has been used for vast period of time dating back to the early Eighteenth century (MDH, 2012). With an increase in technology and more demands from the modern-lifestyle, a switch to Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) is gradually taking place. There were some reserves about the phasing out of incandescent lights especially over initial economic costs, yet the introduction of CFL is welcomed by many for its environmental superiority over the traditional incandescent bulbs (Dolland, 2012)....   [tags: Incandescent light bulb, Fluorescent lamp]

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Twelfth Night Essay: The Necessity of Cross-dressing

- The Necessity of Cross-dressing Twelfth Night        The action of Twelfth Night begins shortly after a damaging tempest shipwrecks the heroine, casting her upon foreign shores. Upon arrival in this strange seaport, Viola--like the Princess Leonide--dons male disguise which facilitates both employment and time enough to orient herself in this unfamiliar territory.   Viola's transvestism functions as emblematic of the antic nature of Illyrian society. As contemporary feminist and Shakespearean scholars are quick to point out, cross-dressing foregrounds not only the concept of role playing and thus the constructed or performative nature of gender but also the machinations of power....   [tags: Twelfth Night essays]

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Ongoing Theme of Love in William Shakespeare's Play Twelfth Night

- The play Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare is a comedy with the ongoing theme of love. In the play we come to see that none of the relationships that develop are considered normal, or what we call true love because true love has no reason, often it just occurs without knowing. However if you consider the relationships in this play you can see that the characters are all searching for love or have a reason to find love. For example Malvolio needs Olivia’s love because this way he can gain status and wealth , Sir Andrew on the other hand wants Olivia’s love because this is what everyone has convinced him into thinking....   [tags: Twelfth Night]

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Malvolio: The Perfect Outcast In William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

- In William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Malvolio is considered an outcast by almost everyone in the play. He doesn’t act the same way that any of the other characters act, in that he doesn’t participate in any of their activities, he enforces rules that the others could care less about, and he is just overall a socially awkward guy. Malvolio not only claims to adhere to the rules of the household himself, but uses his relations with Olivia to try and help make the others follow the rules as well....   [tags: Twelfth Night]

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

- There’s nothing better than a comedy to lift your spirits up with baskets full of laughter. I like the idea of comedies when there’s a complete misunderstanding, trickery or when things go wrong. For example in one of the episodes of My Wife and Kids when a girl called Claire tells her dad that there will be photograph day in school. So she asks her dad for a massive photograph of her to put on the wall. Her dad said no. On the day of the school photograph when she woke up, her right cheek was swollen-much bigger than the other....   [tags: Twelfth Night, Olivia, Cesario, comedy, The Elizab]

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Twelfth Night By William Shakespeare

- Like many of Shakespeare’s comedies, Twelfth Night revolves around the central theme of love by focusing on the interactions between characters. Two characters, Orsino and Olivia, are self-indulgent people too busy living in the melodrama of their emotions to relate to those around them. They become inconsiderate of the feelings of others. Orsino is so lovesick that he can think of nothing but Olivia while Olivia is so fixed upon grieving for her brother that nothing else matters to her. It is only when Viola, as Cesario, becomes part of their lives that they change....   [tags: Love, Twelfth Night, Andrew Aguecheek, Emotion]

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Vincent Van Gogh And The Starry Night

- Vincent van Gogh was born March 30th, 1853 in Zundert Netherlands. He was a Dutch artist in the post-impressionism era. He is known for painting portraits, self portraits, landscapes and still lifes of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers. He started drawing in his late twenties, but is best known for his work from the last two years of his life before dying at the age of 37 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Prior to death he painted about 2,100 artworks, including 860 oil paintings and more than 1,300 watercolors, drawings, sketches and prints....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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The Starry Night By Vincent Van Gogh

- ... After working with the miners for a small amount of time, due to Vincent 's own niche and undeniable love for art along with the constant pressure from his brother Theo, he would officially announce that he 'd become an artist. Though Vincent entered a few art institutions, he had doubted his abilities. His parents believed that their son have made a terrible decision, however his brother, Theo continued to support him. Vincent progressed out of his pessimistic shell into an ambiguous, but mentally strange artistic mind that was growing rapidly....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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The Starry Night, 1889, And The Second Art

- Craftsmanship can mean a wide range of things to various individuals and was one of the most punctual routes in which man has communicated him or herself to others, whether it was through hole drawings or hieroglyphics. It doesn 't start or end with simply drawing or painting, things normally considered craftsmanship, or the numerous other perceived features of workmanship including design, dramatization, writing, chiseling, and music. My research is based on Vincent van Gogh art, and two art paintings that I choose to study is The Starry Night, 1889, and the second art is The Sower 1888....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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Vincent Van Gogh : The Starry Night

- Vincent van Gogh: The Starry Night Vincent van Gogh painted this piece in June of 1889 with oil on canvas (Starry). He painted it outside with gas lamplights (Van Gogh). It is an image of a French city of Arles at night (Van Gogh). It is measured at 73.7 x 92.1cm (Starry). I chose to write my paper on Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night. I have always been drawn to this piece because of its calming affect that it has. I love looking at the cool colors of the city in the far background. The moon looks as if it is so bright that the houses below have the light reflecting on them....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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Thank God its Friday

- Thank God its Friday The movie Friday is a comedy, but it also depicts many important social issues. The story is set in the city of Los Angeles, California, in what could be called a high-class ghetto. The main theme of the movie is about a young black man who loses his job and is influenced by his best friend to smoke marijuana. The movie also shows the relationships of his family and other members of his neighborhood. With a zany cast of characters and a hilarious script, the movie touches on everything from gang violence to the use of drugs, crime, guns, relationships, sex and life in the ghetto....   [tags: essays papers]

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Vincent Van Gogh - Starry Night

- ... Vincent Van Gogh used his visual to paint, instead of painting from memory that made his pieces more realistic. According to Ocvirk, Stinson, Wigg, Bone, and Cayton, “The emotional and intellectual message of an artwork is its content” (12). Van Gogh expressed the nature of what he was feeling at the time. He made Starry Night so visual it appears as if he lived in the moment. Also, “A type of art in which the subject is presented through the visual art elements so that the observer is reminded of actual objects” (Ocvirk, et al....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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