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Biography of James Monroe

- James Monroe - our 5th President - was born on April 28th, 1758, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. His parents were Spence Monroe, and Elizabeth Jones Monroe, and his family was of the planter class. Sadly, James’ parents died when he was in his mid-teens, so he moved to live with his uncle: Joseph Jones. Joseph then became James’ mentor, and great role model. After a few years with his uncle, he attended the college of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. During his time in college there, the Revolutionary War was beginning to spark up, and Monroe proved himself to be an early patriot....   [tags: 5th president, election, policy]

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James Monroe: The Fifth President of the United States

- ... Livingston negotiate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Later in 1799, he was elected governor of Virginia. There he served three one-year terms. On his road to becoming president he started as the Republican choice to be president in 1816. he did not win the election, but he won the re-election in 1820, as the Democratic-Republican candidate. He became the fifth President of the United States of America with Vice President Daniel Tompkins. This started his road to his extraordinary legacy he leaves us with today....   [tags: army, politican, president, election]

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James Monroe

- James Monroe He was the fifth president of the United States (1817-1825) and the last of the so-called Virginia dynasty of U.S. presidents. Monroe was president during the "Era of Good Feelings." James Monroe was one of five children born to Spence Monroe, a carpenter, and Elizabeth Jones Monroe. In 1775 Monroe left college to go to war. Monroe served in Congress for three years. In 1784, during a congressional recess, Monroe journeyed through the Western territories....   [tags: Papers]

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James Monroe

- James Monroe was born in the quiet town of Westmoreland County, Virginia on April 28, 1758. His father, Spencer Monroe, was married to Elizabeth Jones in 1752. Spencer Monroe was a circuit judge and a farmer for the town (Kane 40). Monroe was the oldest of five. There were four other children; Andrew, Joseph, and Elizabeth. His third brother had died in his early childhood. He attended grammar school at a small academy for boys. This school had a reputation for serving the best of men, like George Washington and John Marshall (Kane 40), which is unique because he later followed George Washington as president....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Era of Good Feelings

- “The Era of Good Feelings”, is marked by the beginning of James Monroe’s first term as president and is said coincide with his presidency. With the end of the War of 1812, the people of America began to feel optimistic and for the first time unified as a nation. With America’s continued to growth and development, we see an increase in nationalism among the people that defines this time as “The Era of Good Feelings”. These years can also be seen as a time of political cooperation and as Charles S....   [tags: James Monroe, The Panic of 1819]

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The War Of 1812 And The United States

- ... Three years later, it turned into the Quintuple Alliance with the admission of France, a newly rehabilitated monarchy under the restored Bourbon kings. For good reason in the aftermath of the French upheaval, European leaders feared the threat of revolution more than most things. Consequently at the Congress of Troppau in 1820, they agreed forcibly to put down insurrectionist activities whenever and wherever necessary. Such actions caused John Quincy Adams, the U.S. secretary of state, to wonder whether the Great Powers also might harbor similar ambitions in the New World, possibly to reinstate the Spanish American empire (Odom)....   [tags: United States, James Monroe, Europe]

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Paul Newman, James Dean, and Marilyn Monroe

- A short glimpse into yesterday, today and tomorrow, reveals the timeless everlasting appeal of great film icons. A truly gifted actress and two talented actors, Paul Newman, James Dean, and Marilyn Monroe have helped to shape and mold our generation, and are still a great influence with in our society today. We Americans are famous for worshiping dub ions demigods of the miraculous moment. The celebrities, who have inspired, identified with and transcended screen roles to become an active part of popular culture and people's lives became icons....   [tags: Movies Film]

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Comparing Presidents

- James Monroe James Monroe was born on April 28, 1758, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Elizabeth Jones Monroe and Spence Monroe. Elizabeth was a stay at home mom while Spence was a successful planter and carpenter from Scotland. First being tutored by his mother at home, James then attended Campbelltown Academy from 1769 to 1774 where he was an exemplary and excellent student. In 1774, while Monroe was thriving as a full-time student, his life took a turn for the worse when his father had passed away that very same year....   [tags: James Monroe, John Quincy Adams]

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The Monroe Doctrine

- The Monroe Doctrine “Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all - liberty!” James Monroe. James Monroe was the 5th President of the United States of America, in office from 1817 to 1825. He was also the last founding father to hold the presidential office. December 1823 was a defining moment in his political career, he announced a foreign policy statement, later called the Monroe Doctrine which was a risky proclamation and at first largely ignored, but gradually became the solid foundation which other presidents built their foreign policy agendas upon....   [tags: napoleonic wars, credibility]

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Historical Significance of the Monroe Doctrine

- President James Monroe declared “In the discussions to which this interest has given rise and in the arrangements by which they may terminate the occasion has been judged proper for asserting, as a principle in which the rights and interests of the United States are involved, that the American continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintain, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers,” on December 2, 1823 in the Monroe Doctrine....   [tags: american history, american government]

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Roosevelt's Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine

- Before considering Professor X’s assertion that the Roosevelt Corollary actually corrupted the Monroe Doctrine’s “benevolent intent,” it is worth considering whether or not the Monroe Docterine was as benevolent as the unnamed professor seems to suggest. Professor X considers Monroe’s 1823 Doctrine an act of benevolence, in which an increasingly dominant world power generously extends protection over its continental neighbors. Yet the Professor ignores the inherently imperialistic subtext that is contained within the Doctrine, and thus his comparison of the Monroe Doctrine to the Roosevelt Corollary omits a fundamental aspect of America’s colonialist history....   [tags: Global Politics]

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Evolution of the Monroe Doctrine

- “…American continents…are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers…In the wars of the European powers, in matters relating to themselves, we have never taken any part, nor does it comport with our policy to do so…It is only when our rights are invaded, or seriously menaced, that we resent injuries, or make preparation for our defense… We owe it, therefore, to candor, and to the amicable relations existing between the United States and those [the Americas] powers, to declare, that we should consider any attempt on their [European powers] part to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere, as dangerous to our peace and safety....   [tags: international policy, global conflict]

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The Story of Marilyn Monroe

- The Story of Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe once said, “Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.” Marilyn Monroe was just a normal girl who did not have it easy growing up. She did not have a mother figure in her life, and she longed to be loved. She was beautiful, but she wanted to be known for much more than her looks. Her fame came unexpectedly, but it came with consequences. It transformed her into someone she did not want to be. She spent most of her career struggling to find herself, but her public image had taken over who she was....   [tags: Biography]

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Marilyn Monroe

- She has one of the most recognized faces in the world. Over forty years after her death, Marilyn Monroe‘s life and death is still in question. Her trademark platinum hair and beauty mark, her famous skirt-blowing scene, which eventually she became ashamed of because no one could see the woman who was intellectual had feelings and worked hard behind the glitter, the gold and the smiles. Everyone knew this Marilyn Monroe, but did anybody know Norma Jeane Baker. Marilyn Monroe was a Hollywood icon, maybe even a legend, but who was this luminous woman, and was the happy woman that everyone knew capable of killing herself....   [tags: Biography Marilyn Monroe]

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Monroe Doctrine

- Some of the most important achievements during James Monroe’s presidency were accomplished in the field of international affairs and foreign policies. A significant proclamation called “The Principles of 1823” when it was first addressed, had an ever-lasting effect on America’s foreign policies. It was merely a statement, because it did not get the United States any lands but rather got on the nerves of European colonizers. Yet a mere statement would never possess the immense political power to clear the obstacles for the United States for further domination down the road, and to establish the belief of “Americas for the Americans” (Hart, 101)....   [tags: American Government, Politics]

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Monroe Doctrine

- On December 2, 1823, President James Monroe articulated his seventh annual message to Congress. This message presented Americans with a statement that changed the way the Western Hemisphere would be view and how international affairs toward the new Latin colonies would be handle from this point forward. It addressed European nations in particular and stated that “the United States would not tolerate further colonization or puppet nations” The Monroe Doctrine was initially designed to protect the Latin colonies but later President Theodore Roosevelt extended the Doctrine to include the United States would be the policing powers of the Western Hemisphere, this became known as the Roosevelt Co...   [tags: Latin America]

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Marilyn Monroe and Borderline Personality Disorder

- Marilyn Monroe is a well-known legend and has been a public figure for several decades. Monroe was a distinguished model, actress, and singer, who quickly became known as a major sex symbol. Monroe starred in a large number of successful motion pictures during the late 1940s and early 1960s. She began her career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946. Throughout her career, Monroe's films grossed more than $200 million ("Marilyn Monroe Biography," 2013). Marilyn Monroe swiftly became more known to the public for her behavior and outlandish actions; she was eventually diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder....   [tags: public figure, legend, mental disorder, trauma]

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Taking a Look at Monroe County, Illinois

- ... The area that is the Metro/Micropolitan statistical area is St. Louis, MO-IL (“Monroe County Quickfacts” para.6). History of Towns Waterloo The citys first settlers came in the 1780’s to a place in the Northwest Territory-Bellefontaine which was called Waterloo,a name that came from the name of a gorgeous spring that was at one time used as a resting stop for French travel between Cahokia and Kaskaskia (“History” para.1). By the 1800’s Bellefontaine had reached a population of 286 people....   [tags: interesting historical and social facts]

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Marilyn Monroe: American Sex Symbol

- Marilyn Monroe was a woman who lived and thrived under the spotlight. Monroe has been immortalized in her words; she is quoted at one time saying, “I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I'm out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best”. An American Icon is someone whose works, life, and message withstand the test of time. In order to understand Marilyn Monroe’s impact as America’s sex symbol one must have an explanation of her background, an overview of her career as an actress, and an analysis of her critic’s reviews....   [tags: Sex Symbol and Pop Icon]

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Marilyn Monroe and Karen Horney's Theory of Neuroticism

- Marilyn Monroe is one of the most famous celebrities of the 21st century (Pettinger, 2013). She appeared in 29 films throughout her career, and seemed very successful and well adjusted to outsiders. After she was found dead after an apparent suicide, the public was exposed to her inner turmoil. Monroe spent her short life dealing with problems, many stemming from her unstable childhood (Wholper & Huston, 1964) Karen Horney, 1885-1952, was a psychoanalytic psychologist who developed a theory of neurosis, and studied the ways neurotic people deal with anxiety from interacting with others....   [tags: Celebrities, Psychodynamic Theory]

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Personality Analysis of Marilyn Monroe by Using Trait Theories

- ... Even, lots of famous people imitated her. The Five-Factor Theory (often called the Big Five) includes neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, agreeableness, and conscientiousness. Moreover, Eysenck’s factor analytic technique has only three general bipolar factors or types—extraversion/introversion, neuroticism/stability, and psychoticism/superego (Feist & Feist, 2009, p.402). The most predominant features of Marilyn Monroe’s personality can be explained by extraversion and neuroticism with Eyesenk’s model of personality....   [tags: Norma Jean Baker, Hollywood legends]

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The Falling Star: Marilyn Monroe's Rise and Fall

- Self-development has great importance in society because it allows to an individual to further and improve aspects of themselves in order to obtain a better understanding of themself and adapt better in the world that we live in. With this, one can find and make the necessary changes in order to improve aspects of their lives bringing them closer to success and their goal. The self-development of an individual, through the analysis of Marilyn Monroe’s life, shows its major impact in the furtherance of one’s life....   [tags: blond bombshells, sex symbols]

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Blonde Bombshell: Norma Jean Mortensen

- Growing up without a mother and father involved in her life, Norma Jeane Mortensen blew past the stereotypes of others about her and became known throughout the whole world for things some would not want to be recognized by. Even though Mortensen had many obstacles that she had to overcome, she tussled through to reach ultimate success and fame. Norma worked continuously in many different movies and T.V. shows to see an outcome in her fame. Norma Jeane Mortensen experienced a crazy childhood and teenage years, and grew up to be a very successful woman through all the hard times....   [tags: Marilyn Monroe]

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Monroe Doctrine

- "The Monroe Doctrine" James Monroe was born in 1758 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He attended school until the age of sixteen. He then entered the College of William and Mary (Sauer, 2000, p. 233). Monroe enlisted in the army during the Revolutionary War and at the age of eighteen he became lieutenant. He served under Washington and he was later made a captain for his efforts in the battle at Trenton, New Jersey, where he was wounded in the shoulder. From then on Monroe was active in a variety of politics....   [tags: Political Science]

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Monroe Doctrine

- Monroe Doctrine The Monroe Doctrine can be considered as the United States first major declaration to the world as a fairly new nation. The Monroe Doctrine was a statement of United States policy on the activity and rights of powers in the Western Hemisphere during the early to mid 1800s. The doctrine established the United States position in the major world affairs of the time. Around the time of the Napoleonic Wars in the 1820s, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Colombia all gained their independence from Spanish control ("Monroe Doctrine" 617)....   [tags: US History Historical Essays]

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Monroe doctrine

- The Monroe Doctrine was presented by President James Monroe in his annual address to Congress in 1823. Essentially its author, John Quincy Adams, who served as Monroe’s Secretary of State, wrote the Doctrine as a proclamation to the United States’ opposition of European colonialism. As of today the Doctrine has been re-interpreted and extended in a variety of ways to conform to the situation at hand, such as President Theodore Roosevelt’s Corollary. The end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 began the break up of the Spanish empires in the New World....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Monroe Doctrine: Origin and Early American Foreign Policy

- The essay discusses the creation of the Monroe Doctrine and how its birth shaped U.S. foreign policy from the 1820’s through the American Civil War. It also looks at the key players and their various motives in creating this important document. The Monroe Doctrine History during the early 1800’s found the American people very interested in the situation involving the Latin American countries found in central, South America, and Mexico. Though these Latin countries tried to establish their own government and proclaimed their independence, certain European countries continued to fight and reinstate their force and power over them....   [tags: Impact on American Foreign Policy]

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The Louisiana Purchase Treaty

- The Louisiana Purchase impacted the United States significantly. On April 30th of 1803, the Louisiana Purchase Treaty was signed by Robert Livingston, James Monroe, and Barbe Marbois in Paris, France. This was the territory that France sold to the United States.1 Both the agriculture and the economy got substantially boosted due to this territory. The Louisiana Purchase had an impact on the United States agriculturally, economically, and to advance imperialistic goals. Spain originally claimed this territory but it was also claimed by France who owned it from 1699 to 1762 until they gave it to Spain....   [tags: livingston, monroe, marbois]

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Comparison Between Marilyn Monroe and Kate Upton

- Marilyn Monroe created a legendary image and was one of the most beautiful women of her time. Today, Kate Upton is almost the same size and some refer to her as “fat.” The ideal image fifty years ago was much more attainable than today’s standard extremely tall and thin models. What has changed in society to make us think this way. Modeling has changed drastically from an image that was curvy and healthy to an image that is very thin and hard to achieve. It may come as a surprise to some people, but Marilyn Monroe did not start out how it would seem....   [tags: ideal image, modeling, curvy body]

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Marilyn Monroe

- Marilyn Monroe Norma Jean Baker was born on June 1st 1926. She said that she came from an unhappy and deprived childhood. Galdys was Norma's mother. She had two children with Jack Baker (Norma's father) while still very young. Her father died in a car accident soon after she was born and at the age of 26 Galdys remarried to Edward Mortenson. Edward didn't want children but Galdys did so she divorced him. Soon after that Galdys couldn't take care of Norma anymore so she gave her up for adoption....   [tags: Biography Biographies]

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An Analysis of the Presidential Election of 1820

- An Analysis of the Presidential Election of 1820 Introduction The Presidential Election of 1820 was during a time of sincere peace and harmony within America. Previous to the election, the Federalists disappeared during the war of 1812 because they were labeled as traitors. Because of this, political rivalries and conflicts were at an all time low, and only one political party with one candidate would run for office. This period was called the “Era of Good Feelings” (MultiEducator) and was a time of nationalism and little sectionalism....   [tags: US History Presidents Election Monroe]

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War of 1812

- I. Americans wished to control the Great Lakes, but with an army that was not trained and disciplined led drawbacks against the British until a compromise was met with the Treaty of Ghent. A. Battle for Canada and the Great Lakes 1. British forces were weakest in Canada. 2. Three attempts of invasion (Detroit, Niagra, and Lake Champlain) beaten once they had crossed over to Canada 3. British and Canadians had advantage of upper Great Lakes by capturing American fort Michilimackinac led by Isaac Brock, with assistant from "General Mud" and "General Confusion." 4....   [tags: Monroe Doctrine, Florida Purchase, Treaty of Ghent]

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Thomas Jefferson And The Republican Party

- Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and James Madison were all members of the Democratic- Republican Party. The Democratic- Republican Party had many standards for which it was built upon. These standards included the opposition of the National Bank, tariffs, Great Britain, and the Jay Treaty. They stood for a strict constitution, states rights, and they saw the importance in the yeoman farmers. All of these things went completely against everything that their opposing Federalist party stood for. However, even though their beliefs strongly differed those of the Federalists it didn’t stop Jefferson, Monroe, or Madison from adopting Federalist ideas....   [tags: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison]

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James Madison

- James Madison, the 4th president of the United States, born March 16, 1751. Despite serving as President, eight years each as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, as secretary of state, his principal contribution to the founding of the United States was the acclaimed "Father of the Constitution." He played the leading role in authoring the U.S. Constitution, and was its leading defender and interpreter for 50 years. To the top degree, he combined scholarship, a keen intelligence, commitment to republican government, and a realistic understanding of politics in a way that allowed him again and again to move from an idea or a conception to a plan, a policy or a law....   [tags: Biography]

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President James Madison

- President James Madison James Madison, (1751-1836), 4th President of the United States of America. Although he served eight years each as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, as secretary of state, and as president, Madison's principal contribution to the founding of the United States was as "Father of the Constitution." Madison's place among the Founding Fathers reveals the essential qualities of his public career. Jefferson had a superior vision of the potential for life under republican government, a greater capacity for leadership, and a special gift for the memorable phrase, but Madison had a more subtle and incisive political sense....   [tags: Presidents American History Essays]

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James Madison's Contribution of Checks and Balances

- James Madison didn't originate the idea of checks and balances for limiting government power, but he helped push it farther than anyone else before or since. Previous political thinkers, citing British experience, had talked about checks and balances with a monarch in the mix, but Madison helped apply the principle to a republic. Contrary to such respected thinkers as Baron de Montesquieu, Madison insisted checks and balances could help protect liberty in a large republic. Madison, incredibly, insisted that to be legitimate, a government must coerce people....   [tags: Political Science Politics]

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James Madison

- James Madison He was a small man at 5 feet 4 inches tall, less than 100 pounds with penetrating eyes, a charming smile, and parchment skin. "James Madison Jr. born into a large Episcopalian family on March 16,1751 in Port Conway, Virginia, made a large political impact on the United States of America" (The Federalist 1). "He was frequently referred to as the father of the Constitution, for he made many provisions to it's making" (The Federalist 1). "His father James Madison Sr. one of the wealthiest landowner's of the area managed a large Piedmont farm, and married late to Nelly Conway in 1749." "There were eleven children born in all to the Madison family, only seven survived to adultho...   [tags: Papers]

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James Dean

- For someone who completed just three big feature films in his brief career, the effect of James Dean on popular culture is truly remarkable. It is not just the films themselves, but the persona and the magnetism that James Dean exhibited that attracts such fascination and admiration. James Dean's performances hint at so much more. His reaction to the world around him seems to sum up how so many young people around the world relate to their lives. He was reared by his aunt and uncle in Fairmont Indiana and every September they have a James Dean festival there which runs for a week....   [tags: Biography]

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Marilyn Monroe

- Marilyn Monroe is an iconic sex symbol who will never be forgotten. “She dominated the age of movie stars to become, without question, the most famous woman of the 20th Century” (“Marilyn Monroe,” 2006). She is known for her movies and for her promiscuous love life, but little is known about her emotional turmoil. She was born Norma Jeane Mortenson (later baptized as Norma Jeane Baker) on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles, California (“Marilyn Monroe Biography,” 2010). She was born to a mother who had severe psychiatric problems and had an unknown father....   [tags: Biography, Monroe]

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Marilyn Monroe Without Her Beauty

- Who is Marilyn Monroe without her Beauty Marilyn Monroe is a common household name during the 1950’s-1960’s. This actress and singer has a reputation from her adoring fans as an iconic sex symbol. Her beauty and innocent smile will remain known for generations to come. Although Monroe’s life appears to be glamorous, her childhood and Hollywood career were unstable and uncertain. Monroe is faced with many challenging obstacles in her life. Monroe’s story expands over so much more than just a pretty face....   [tags: Marilyn Monroe, 20th Century Fox]

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The Coke Ad Featuring Marilyn Monroe

- Coca Cola is one of the many companies that have changed the way they advertise very drastically, from the 60s; a very conservative era to now; which is a more contemporary time. The Coke ad featuring Marilyn Monroe is most likely from the late 50s to early 60s, and consequently reflects some of the beliefs of the time. This is also the case with the recent ad. Although the massive time gap between these two ads creates many differences between them, there are still a few similarities; seeing as how it’s the same company....   [tags: Coca-Cola, Advertising, Caffeine, Marilyn Monroe]

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Marilyn Monroe 'The Blonde Bombshell'

- Marilyn Monroe "The Blonde Bombshell" "I am not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful." (Marilyn Monroe's official Website, 1) A quote from the classic beauty Marilyn Monroe. What I would like to know about Marilyn Monroe is about how she got started in show business, and what made her such a Hollywood icon. I really don't know anything about her, or her career. The reason I would like to learn more about her, is because she seemed to be such an amazing person, and a classic beauty....   [tags: Biography Marilyn Monroe]

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The Process of Making the Monroe Doctrine

- The Process of Making the Monroe Doctrine United States president Theodore Roosevelt announced the Roosevelt Corollary, an addendum to the 1823 Monroe Doctrine, in response to European nations that were trying to force Venezuela to repay its debts. Roosevelt threatened to send naval ships to Venezuela if those nations sought to forcibly collect the debt. Stability must be preserved, Roosevelt said in his 1904 annual message to Congress, even if it requires an “exercise of international police power.” The Roosevelt Corollary, based on the 1901 Platt Amendment, became the cornerstone of U.S....   [tags: Monroe Doctrine American History Essays]

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Marilyn Monroe

- Hollywood is a very powerful modern day institution, where a star's image can characterize, shape and circulate societal myths and ideologies. The construction of a star's image as a commodity of their societal myths and ideologies has the extraordinary power to exert messages so that even the smallest details become significant yet not overtly obvious. How a star's image is produced and then consumed can justify a society's relationship with that image and therefore aid in explaining the social construction of what society deems as their 'reality'....   [tags: Image Symbolism Marilyn Monroe]

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Marilyn Monroe

- Marilyn Monroe When someone mentions Marilyn Monroe, one usually thinks off the seductive all-American sex goddess who captured the world with her woman-childlike charm. Yet not many know her as the illegitimate child who endured a childhood of poverty and misery, sexual abuse, and years in foster home and orphanages. Most people don’t realize that her disrupted loveless childhood may been the main reason to her early death. Norma Jeane Baker’s father, Edward Mortenson, had deserted her mother, Gladys Baker neè Monroe, before she was born on June, 1 1926, in the charity ward of Los Angeles General Hospital....   [tags: Monroe Biographies Bio Biography]

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A Review of University Days by James Thurber

- In the essay, “University Days” James Thurber does a sensational job keeping the reader’s interest throughout the entire story. He explains his college experiences in a way that makes the reader both interested and amused at the same time. Thurber portrays the message that the all-star football player was not the brightest bulb on the tree, which is humorous because many people can relate to that because it’s the same at their school. The author uses a creative writing style to try and capture his audience’s attention throughout the entire essay....   [tags: James Thurber]

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A Talk to Teachers, by James Baldwin

- In his work, “A Talk to Teachers,” James Baldwin poured out his point of view on how he believed American children should be taught. Throughout the essay, Baldwin focused on a specific race of school children: Negros. Perhaps this was because he himself was an African American, or even for the mere idea that Negros were the most vulnerable for never amounting to anything — according to what the American society thought during the twentieth century, specifically the 1960s when this piece was published....   [tags: education, james baldwin]

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Cross Fire, by James Patterson

- What would you do if you had a huge secret to hide. In the book Cross Fire, James Patterson demonstrates a secret that needs to be hidden for some time. Within doing this he also demonstrates a good example of a complete plot. On the other hand the book is mostly written in first person point of view. This has a major effect on the book, in the way it is used. In this complete plot there are five key elements. The first of these five elements is exposition. This is what happens first in the story and is what gives the reader key components....   [tags: Cross fires, James Patterson]

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James Joyce's Life and Accomplishments

- James Joyce was a renowned Irish author and poet, most known for writing the book Ulysses, which parallels the events of The Odyssey in a variety of writing styles. Although Ulysses is considered his magnum opus, his other works including Dubliners, A portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Finnegans Wake are held in high esteem by many. Joyce was born in the Irish city of Dublin on the second of February, 1882 and was baptized by the order of his catholic mother and father three days later. By the age of five he had moved to the town of Bray, 12 miles outside of Dublin, there he was attacked by a dog and this sparked his lifelong cynophobia which may be suggested in Ulysses in episode 12...   [tags: ulysses, the odyssey, james joyce]

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James Joyce’s Dubliners

- James Joyce’s Dubliners is a collection of short stories that aims to portray middle class life in Dublin, Ireland in the early twentieth century. Most of the stories are written with themes such as entrapment, paralysis, and epiphany, which are central to the flow of the collection of stories as a whole. Characters are usually limited financially, socially, and/or by their environment; they realize near the end of each story that they cannot escape their unfortunate situation in Dublin. These stories show Joyce’s negative opinion of the ancient Irish city .The final story, “The Dead,” was added later than the others; consequently, “The Dead” has a more positive tone and is often an exceptio...   [tags: James Joyce]

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Dubliners ' Dubliners By James Joyce

- Corina Waters Dubliners “Dubliners” is a collection of fifteen short stories written by author James Joyce. These short stories reflect on his feelings associated with the city of Dublin, where he grew up in a large impoverished family. After he graduated from the University College in Dublin, Joyce went to live abroad in Paris. Joyce finished writing “Dubliners” in 1905, just a year after moving to Paris, though he had trouble getting the collection of short stories published so it wasn’t officially published until 1914....   [tags: Dubliners, Dublin, James Joyce, Ulysses]

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The Game Of Dr. James Naismith

- ... The greatest level of basketball was seen in American College. Vanderbilt University was the first known US College to field a basketball team against an outside team which was the local YMCA in Nashville, Tennessee in 1893. The US amateur athletic union took over the basketball activity from the YMCA in 1897. In 1905, representatives of fifteen colleges separately took over control of the college game, creating the collegiate “Basket Ball Rule Committee.” It was later turned into the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in 1909....   [tags: Basketball, James Naismith, YMCA, Springfield]

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James Joyce 's The Dead

- An Analysis James Joyce’s “The Dead” There have been many prominent authors in the past years. These authors shaped the style of writing one knows today. James Joyce is known as one of these prominent authors. In fact, Janet Witalec the editor of Short Story Criticism points out that “Joyce is considered one of the most influential literary figures of the first half of the twentieth century” (194). This quality is due to works such as “The Dead.” “The Dead” is similar to many of his works. James Joyce’s “The Dead” is a typical work in setting, modernist form, epiphanic form, and a departure in tone....   [tags: Dubliners, James Joyce, The Dead, Ulysses]

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The Literary Works of Phyllis Dorothy James

- Phyllis Dorothy James was born August 3, 1920 Oxford, England. James ended up moving to Wales and the moved to Cambridge, England. She was attending Cambridge high school for girls. Her family was not very wealthy and her dad did not believe in education beyond high school for girls. So James went to work for an tax office for three years. Then went and married Ernest Connor Bantry White in 1941. James and Ernest had two children, Claire and Jane. James was in her forties when her first novel, cover her face was published in 1962....   [tags: Essay on Phyllis Dorothy James]

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Daisy Miller: A Study, by Henry James

- The controversial short story Daisy Miller: A Study, written by Henry James, depicts a story of a young European man named Winterbourne trying to come to terms with what he thinks about an American girl, named Daisy Miller. Henry James was born in New York in 1843, but lived most his life in Europe. While he was living in Europe he had many encounters with American tourists. After these encounters Henry decided he wanted to explore the difference between the innocent American, and the sophisticated European....   [tags: daisy miller, henry james]

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Peter Pan and James Matthew Barrie

- Peter Pan is a timeless story written by J.M Barrie. In the time leading up to him writing this story, he was a successful author and playwright. Even with his great success, Barrie still had personal struggles from his marriage and childhood. Barrie used these struggles to write stories that people still enjoy today. Although Peter Pan is a happy children's story, J.M Barrie's inspiration for writing Peter Pan was not so positive. James Matthew Barrie, or J.M Barrie, was born on May 9, 1860 in Kirriemuir, Scotland....   [tags: James Matthew Barrie]

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Analysis of The Novel Dubliners by James Joyce

- In response to his publisher's suggested revisions to Dubliners, James Joyce "elevated his rhetoric to the nearly Evangelical [and wrote]: 'I seriously believe that you will retard the course of civilization in Ireland by preventing the Irish people from having one good look in my nicely polished looking-glass'"1. A pivotal part of this "looking-glass" is Joyce's representation of Dublin, which functions akin to an external unconsciousness in that a series of unrelated characters experience similar problems by virtue of their common connection to the city....   [tags: dublin, ireland, james joyce]

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Henry James' ‘Washington Square

- Henry James' ‘Washington Square In ‘Washington Square', Henry James used a refined technique of narration, language, symbolism and irony as he explored the psychological dimensions of his characters' actions, motivations and interpersonal relationships. He did so as he confronted the tragedy of the immorality of human beings, personified in the characters of Dr. Sloper and Morris Townsend, in dominating the spirit of Sloper's daughter, Catherine, for their own ends. In other works of fiction where the oppressive circumstances of protagonists usually arise from failures of society and within the specific individual there is often an optimism to the extent that it is suggested that progress m...   [tags: Henry James Washington Square Analysis]

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The Climax Of James Bond Films

- ... In Tomorrow never dies, the climax comes more integrated as a single one. The whole climax happened after Bond and Chinese agent Wai Lin boarded on the stealth ship and attempt to prevent Carver from firing the stolen British cruise missile at Beijing. The tension was created by intense action scenes, count down of the missile plan as well as various of dangers that Bond and Lin faced to and how they solved dangers at the very last minute. () One climax vs. Various climaxes The first difference is as I mentioned, the climax in Casino Royale is more scattered and the climax in Tomorrow never dies is integrated as a single one....   [tags: James Bond, Casino Royale, Quantum, Casino Royale]

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The Dubliners By James Joyce

- James Joyce wrote and published The Dubliners in the 1900s. During the majority of this time period, Ireland was thought of as one of the most oppressive countries in Europe. The Catholic Church was seen as the highest extent of the law and they did not encourage seeing women any higher than the second-class commonwealth of Ireland. In James Joyce’s The Dubliners, women are seen as victims of society, religion and the household. James Joyce leans towards feminism in how he portrays women in this book....   [tags: Dubliners, James Joyce, The Boarding House, Dublin]

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The Humorist for the Common Man: James Thurber

- As America was changing during the early twentieth century, so was humor and few writers could easily adapt to this change with success as well as James Thurber did as a cartoonist, journalist, and an author of short stories, fables, fairytales, and plays, Thurber highlighted the problems of everyday life that were often the result of the transition in America from a masculine, frontier society, to an urban, more feminized society (Buckley, New Criterion). He shied away from major problems of the world and instead made his focus “the immemorial stupidities, cruelties and perversities of men that lie at the root of our ills” (Hasley)....   [tags: humor, james thurber, common man]

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An Analysis Of James Joyce 's Dubliners

- ... “Now, you’ll let the fire out the next time. Said the man, striking at him viciously with the stick” (Joyce 94). Once again, a situation where Farrington is facing an obstacle to his comfort, which in this case is a delay in his dinner he resorts to physically, abusing his own son. One of the most significant themes present throughout the fifteen stories that comprise The Dubliners is alcoholism. James Joyce highlights the complicated role alcohol plays in “Grace” but also in the lives of the Irish lower-middle class in 1914....   [tags: Dubliners, Dublin, James Joyce, Alcoholism]

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An Analysis Of James Joyce 's ' Ulysses '

- ... 87 – 89). Through this description, it seems as though Gerty is not human, but cut out of marble, a statue. This motif is furthered by Joyce’s word choice: He uses words like, "waxen," "ivorylike" and "Greekly." All of these words connote something other than human flesh. She is rendered an object and objects are always observed. By making Gerty into an object to be observed, Joyce alines her with the beauty pageant contestants of his day. Beauty pageants were “institutionalized in the late nineteen century” (Garland-Thompson 185)....   [tags: Beauty contest, Beauty, James Joyce]

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Feelings of Suspense in “Dead Simple” by Peter James

- The novel “Dead simple” by Peter James is a gripping novel which keeps the reader on the edge of his seat throughout. The story is about a young man named Michael who is on his stag due with his friends and when they play a harmless prank on him (burning him in a coffin.) It goes seriously wrong when they are killed in a car accident and the question remains, where is Michael Harrison. This essay will examine how Peter James creates suspense throughout the novel using various literary techniques....   [tags: Dead simple, Peter James, ]

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Emily Dickinson's Faith and Daisy Miller by Henry James

- American writers and poets of the 19th century created literature to criticize and detail the imperfections of society. Emily Dickinson, who retired from contact with the outside world by the age of twenty-three in favor of a life of isolation, can arguably be considered such a poet. Her untitled poem "Faith" can be interpreted as criticism of the masculine-dominated society of her time and supports themes in Henry James's work Daisy Miller: A Study, which also criticizes societal expectations and practices....   [tags: Henry James, Emily Dickinson]

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Role of Religion in the Wilderness: James Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans

- Freedom of Religion – Freedom from Religion In the midst of his already successful career, Sigmund Freud decided to finally dedicate a book of his to religion, referring to the subject as a phenomena faced by the scientific community. This new work, Totem and Taboo, blew society off its feet, ultimately expanding the reaches of debates and intellectual studies. From the beginning, Freud argues that there exists a parallel between the archaic man and the contemporary compulsive. Both these types of people, he argues, exhibit neurotic behavior, and so the parallel between the two is sound....   [tags: freudian, james cooper]

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Henry James's "The Turn of the Screw": Are The Ghosts Actually Real?

- Through out the short novella, 'The Turn of the Screw,' by Henry James, the governess continually has encounters with apparitions that seem to only appear to her. As Miles' behavior in school worsens so that he is prevented from returning, and as Flora becomes ill with a fever, the governess blames these ghosts for corrupting the children, Miles and Flora, and labels them as evil and manipulative forces in their lives. But why is it that these ghosts only seem to appear to the governess even when the children are present at the time of the sightings by the governess....   [tags: Turn of the Screw, Henry James]

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A Modern Fable: “The Catbird Seat” by James Thurber

- This short story entitled “The Catbird Seat” is a modern fable. The definition of a fable is a simple story with animal characters in which the big strong animal is bested, overcome by, or made a fool of by the weaker character. A modern fable is a fable that takes place in modern times. This short story by James Thurber takes place in New York City around the 1940s. Many fables written before are very much alike “The Catbird Seat” when it comes to being a fable. For example, in “The Tortoise and the Hare” the cocky, arrogant rabbit keeps on boasting about how speedy he is to the scrawny, sluggish turtle....   [tags: Catbird Seat, James Thurber, ]

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James Hogg

- Biographical Summary James Hogg was born and raised in Scotland on his family farm. Hogg only went to school for a few months due to the family bankruptcy. This caused his early introduction into literature to be consisted of the Bible and the stories he was told from his mother and uncle. When he grew older, Hogg received a job as a Shepard’s assistant from James Laidlaw. While working there, Laidlaw taught Hogg how to read, using newspapers and countless theological materials. As Hogg became increasingly better at reading and writing, Laidlaw allowed him to use Laidlaw’s own library, in order to continue his reading career....   [tags: James Hogg Biography]

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A Study of James Allen's Book

- A Study of James Allen's Book Contents Abstract 2 Introduction: James Allen Biography……. 3 Lessons learned and main ideas found 4 Quotes from the book to be remembered 6 Conclusion. 7 Abstract James Allen proves that it is possible to pack dozens of valuable nuggets in a small package. The language is often lofty and dated, which in other works detracts from the material. In this case it reads like the writings of a wise old scholar, enhancing the content and its weight. More than just an essay on positive thinking, Allen walks the reader through applications for personal growth, putting thought into action, using personal gifts to achieve right purposes, persevering to develop chara...   [tags: James Allen ]

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Reasons Why was Jesse James Famous

- My historical figure is Jesse James. Jesse is from the Old Western time period. Jesse is a notorious bank robber. He is viewed by many as the American Robin Hood. There are few who don’t know his name. He is arguably the most known and influential criminal known to Old Western American history. September 5, 1847, in Kearney, Missouri marked the birth of Jesse James. Jesse was brought up by a very renowned farming family. He and his brother Frank received a great education. His father, Robert James, ironically a baptist reverend, and his mother Zerelda Cole James....   [tags: american robin hood, jesse james, bank robber]

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Analysis Of James Joyce 's ' Araby '

- Araby – James Joyce – Critical Analysis - Revision The visual and emblematic details established throughout the story are highly concentrated, with Araby culminating, largely, in the epiphany of the young unnamed narrator. To Joyce, an epiphany occurs at the instant when the essence of a character is revealed, when all the forces that endure and influence his life converge, and when we can, in that moment, comprehend and appreciate him. As follows, Araby is a story of an epiphany that is centered on a principal deception or failure, a fundamental imperfection that results in an ultimate realization of life, spirit, and disillusionment....   [tags: Dubliners, Boy, James Joyce, O'Connell School]

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Monroe and The Pacnic of 1819

- After the second year of being elected president, Monroe had to deal with The Panic of 1819. The cause for the Panic was from decreasing imports/exports, and decreasing agricultural prices. High unemployment and an increase in bankruptcies and foreclosures were the results of the panic. Some people went after Monroe for not responding quickly to the panic but Monroe believed that depressions were natural features of a maturing economy and that the U.S. economy would soon rebound from the panic, and the panic did end in 1823....   [tags: decreasing import, export, congress]

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Analysis Of James Joyce 's ' Araby '

- Shaurya Singh Prof. Kaye English M01 A 12th October 2014 DREAMER TO REALIST James Joyce “Araby” is an emotional short story of a nameless boy who leads a carefree life in a Dublin neighborhood before falling in love with his friend 's sister. The idea which Joyce promotes with the story revolves around, how the boy reacts to the feelings for his crush. Joyce spends most of his time introducing the boy’s thought on the area in which he lives, and how he senses about the life he has been so far....   [tags: Dubliners, Boy, O'Connell School, James Joyce]

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Analysis Of James Rosenquist F 111

- ... The work had a unique touch to it. In class we learned that art has evolved, that it isn 't just a painting within it’s eight by eleven dimension. Rosenquist, not only did he make a painting within it’s dimensions, but also used his surrounding space. The painting itself is massive, and the use of the walls, make it panoramic. The viewer isn 't able to look at it all at once. It makes the eyes travel and it feeds on the viewers gaze. It makes the viewer realize that America may have been great, but there were some darkness....   [tags: Andy Warhol, Pop art, Color, James Rosenquist]

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Marilyn Monroe's Impact on Women

- The image has a huge effect in society. A celebrity’s image can characterize, shape and circulate societal myths in Hollywood. Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, singer, and model. People think her figure and beauty make her become a popular icon and sex symbol in the 1950s. When people talk about the name of Marilyn Monroe, a blonde beautiful sexy female's image will appear in people's minds. What has the beauty standard shown us through Marilyn Monroe in the mid-20th century. Besides the beauty what other things did she need in order for her to be famous at that time....   [tags: image, feminism, confidence]

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Journey Into the Mind of Marilyn Monroe

- Watching Marilyn Monroe as she moves across the large silver screen with her signature sensual grace in the 1961 film The Misfits, it is hard to believe that by this point in her career, she had lost virtually all sway over her impulsivity. Her day to day existence had become a series of endless crises that grew more frantic and destructive. She was in a desperate and losing struggle within herself. In retrospect, the wrenching dilemmas she faced off the set gave her portrayal of Roslyn a surreal if not convincing quality that provoked familiar feelings of pity, tenderness, and compassion....   [tags: Biography]

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James Baldwin's Fifth Avenue, Uptown

- In his collection of essays in Nobody Knows My Name, James Baldwin uses “Fifth Avenue, Uptown” to establish the focus that African Americans no matter where they are positioned would be judged just by the color of their skin. Through his effective use of descriptive word choice, writing style and tone, Baldwin helps the reader visualize his position on the subject. He argues that “Negroes want to be treated like men” (Baldwin, 67). Baldwin gives a vivid sketch of the depressing conditions he grew up on in Fifth Avenue, Uptown by using strong descriptive words....   [tags: Nobody Knows My Name, James Baldwin]

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A Star is Born: Marilyn Monroe

- ... Her career was getting harder because she got married and it hit her acting career a little bit. They got divorced in 1946. Marilyn Monroe ended up signing her first movie. She started calling herself Marilyn Monroe and she actually died her hair blonde but her acting career didn't start of until 1950. She impressed her audience by performing in a movie called The Asphalt Jungle. And she even impressed the critics and they loved her performance. She loved acting and enjoyed everything she lived for....   [tags: career, movie star]

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Henry James, Principled Realism

- Henry James, Principled Realism I read a critical essay by Michael Kearns entitled, "Henry James, Principled Realism, and the Practice of Critical Reading." In it, Kearns invents the terms "principled reality" and "naïve reality" and how to apply these perspectives when reading Washington Square. As Kearns explores these two types of realities, he states that the readers should take a stance of "principled realism" which he defines as follows: "principled realism, like pragmatism, is a method which holds that no objective truths or transcendentally privileged perspective can be found but that we can understand enough about a situation or event to be able to act responsibly towards all pers...   [tags: Henry James]

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