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Joe Louis 'The Brown Bomber'

- Joe Louis "The Brown Bomber" Joe Louis was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. Although throughout his life he lived in many places including Las Vegas and Chicago, he still always considered Detroit home. Officially Joe Louis Barrow, Joe was born in the foothills of Alabama to his mother Lillie and father Muroe Barrow on May 13, 1914. Munroe was a sharecropper, but was committed to an asylum when Joe was only two, and died when he was four. Following this his mother got a job doing washing to support her eight children, but eventually married Patrick Brooks when Joe was seven....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio]

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Joe Louis

- Joe Louis      Joe Louis was born in Alabama on May 13, 1914. He was the son of an Alabama sharecropper, the great grandson of a slave, and the great great grandson of a white slave owner. Joe Louis moved to Detroit as a youngster with his mother. He was the first African American ever to achieve lasting fame and star status in the 20th Century. He did so with boxing, he would capture the hearts of millions of American's, both white and black.      This was a time when blacks were being discriminated against, the military was segregated, blacks were not allowed to play Major League Baseball....   [tags: Biography]

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Louis Armstrong : A Man Full Of Surprises

- Louis Armstrong: a Man Full of Surprises Louis Armstrong was an amazing trumpet player. Not only did he play the trumpet, he also was a bandleader, an amazing composer, singer, soloist, and comedian and also starred in films. One of the songs that Louis Armstrong is recognized for his recording of “What a Wonderful World”. Armstrong defined what it truly means to play Jazz. Armstrong was born on August fourth of 1901. Many biographies have the wrong date on Armstrong’s birthday being July fourth of 1900....   [tags: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, Joe "King" Oliver, Kid Ory]

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Louis Armstrong, An American Genius

- ... Louis’s mother, though warm and caring, would often disappear for days at a time, leaving he and his little sister with their grandmother. This unstable home life put Louis in a position to help take care of his mother and little sister. Starting at a very young age, he worked odd jobs looking for any way to help support his family. Around the time that Louis was twelve, he was arrested. On New Year 's Eve, he decided to celebrate with his friends by taking his step-father’s pistol and firing it into the air....   [tags: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, New Orleans]

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Louis Armstrong And Bix Beiderbecke

- ... Bix Beiderbecke had a totally different life from Louis Armstrong growing up, he didn’t have as many struggles as Louis. Bix grew up in a middle class family and his parents were the ones who pushed him into music and playing the piano. However, Bix didn’t take the classes for that long because he was not very well at listening and his parents wanted to fix that so they sent him to a private school to try and fix that. This didn’t seem to work because he would still go and sneak off campus to go watch different jazz artists like King Oliver, Jimmy Noone, and Louis Armstrong....   [tags: Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Cornet, Bix Beiderbecke]

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Comparing Bix Beiderbeck And Louis Armstrong

- MUSIC 131 Listening Essay (Topic 2) Lee-Yang Hsieh 5/20/2016 Bix Beiderbeck and Louis Armstrong, both legendary jazz musicians and trumpet players, had quite a different career and life. They received different levels of recognition at the time. This is not because of their style, as they both are legendary complex stylists who are great at messing with the beat, but rather the changes they bring to the world of jazz. Bix Beiderbecke defined and performed great jazz music while Louis Armstrong revolutionized jazz and innovated numerous performing techniques that led to the jazz we love today....   [tags: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, Cornet, Dixieland]

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Louis Armstrong: The King of JAzz

- Louis Armstrong: The King of JAzz Known as the King of Jazz, Louis “Stachmo” Armstrong was one of the most important figures in early jazz. He was said to have defined jazz music. Only Charlie Parker comes close to having as much influence on jazz as Louis Armstrong. Armstrong was born on July 4, 1900 in New Orleans. He grew up singing on the streets of New Orleans at a young age and had a troubled childhood. At the age of twelve he was placed in the Waif’s Home For Boys for firing a gun into the air....   [tags: Louis Stachmo Armstrong Jazz Music Essays]

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Hanna vs Joe contrasting roles in Agelsin America

- Hanna vs Joe contrasting roles in Agelsin America In Tony Kushners to part play, Angels in America, readers are introduced to a closeted gay man, Joe Pitt and are exposed to his relationship with his Mormon mother, Hannah. An underlying conflict occurs when Hannah finds out her son is a homosexual; a problem which forces her to question her love and acceptance towards her son and her strong Mormon anti gay sentiments and beliefs. This conflict between mother and son helps Kushner illustrate the complexity of sexuality and the changing views of homosexuality....   [tags: essays papers]

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A Great African American Musician, Louis Armstrong

- Louis Armstrong Biography Younger Years The great musician, Louis Armstrong was born on the 4th day of August in 1901, in Louisiana, New Orleans. Louis lived an extremely tough childhood. His father worked as a factory worker, who abandoned the family quickly after Louis's birth. His mother, frequently left the family and left him with his maternal grandmother. Louis was forced to leave the fifth grade to start working. The Karnofsky’s, a Jewish family offered young Louis a job collecting junk, and distributing coal....   [tags: instruments, jazz, trumpet]

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Biography of Louis Armstrong

- Louis Armstrong was born in one of the poorest sections in New Orleans, August 4, 1901. Louis a hard-working kid who helped his mother and sister by working every type of job there was, including going out on street corners at night to singing for coins. Slowly making money, Louis bought his first horn, a cornet. At age eleven Armstrong was sent to juvenile Jones Home for the colored waifs for firing a pistol on New Year’s Eve. While in jail Armstrong received his first formal music lesson from one of the friends he met their, he later played in Home’s brass band that was located in the same facility....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Louis Armstrong

- Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 4, 1901 to Mayanne and William Armstrong. His father abandoned his family during Louis' infancy. Louis spent the first years of his life with his grandmother, Josephine Armstrong. After age five, Louis moved back with his mother and his sister, "Mama Lucy." The family was forced to live in stark poverty. Louis got into some trouble when he was just 12 years old and was placed in the Waif's Home for Boys. It was there that he first received musical instruction and learned to play the coronet....   [tags: Papers]

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Louis Armstrong

- When most of us here the word leader we think of a superior being. A person that is totally unlike any other. There have been many leaders in the past centuries. One that I found most significant was Louis Armstrong. He was a great musician in so many ways. He patented his own style of music that became known and loved all over the world. Louis Armstrong was born on August 4th 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Mayanne and William Armstrong. Louis had many great accomplishments throughout his life....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Louis Armstrong

- Louis Armstrong Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong was one of the most popular musicians of his time. Upon initiating my research, I was surprised to find conflicting dates as to when he was born. Encarta Africa said he was born in 1901, 1001 things to know about African American history-1898, regular Encarta --1900, "Little Louis and the jazz band" by Angela Shelf Medearis says his date of birth is August 4, 1901. The book "Jazz Stars" by Richard Rennert states that Louis Armstrong was born in 1899, the book "Louis Armstrong" by Sam Tanenhaus says he was born on July 4, 1900....   [tags: Papers]

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Louis Armstrong's Journey to Success

- Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His mother was Mary Albert and his father was William Armstrong. He was born into a poor family and his father left the family when Louis was a baby. Later in life, Louis attended the Fisk School for Boys. He did many things to make money including working as a paperboy, finding food and selling it to restaurants, and hauling coal to Storyville (which introduced him to the music he would later play). Armstrong eventually dropped out of the Fisk School for Boys at the age of 11 and joined a quartet of boys....   [tags: musician, popularity, marriage]

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Louis Armstrong: "Pops" of Jazz

- Louis Armstrong, asked to define jazz, said “if you’ve got to ask, you’ll never know” (Cooke and Horn 2). As he put it, jazz has been an ever evolving genre. Armstrong’s style itself became out of step with a public demand by the early 40s (Larkin 246). Yet, even as Armstrong fell out of style, he greatly influenced later jazz artists. Armstrong’s creation of scat singing – vocal with random syllables – has been imitated by other musicians. Armstrong’s sophisticated pitch choice and extended range of his trumpet was revered and imitated....   [tags: Biography, Scat Singing]

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Louis Armstrong

- New Orleans, Louisiana, a city most known for its tasty seafood, its French cuisine, and its largest celebration of Mardi Gras in the nation, also has a long history of being innovative when it comes to the subject of music. This can be proven when looking at the creation of multiple musical genres including jazz. Most notably, Dixieland Jazz or New Orleans style jazz took root in the city throughout the early 20th century. Throughout this period, many artists began to implement this new style of music that derived ultimately from the roots of jazz....   [tags: New Orleans, Jazz Music, Biography]

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The Foundations Of Jazz : Ragtime And Blues

- ... Ragtime eventually led to more classical pieces, usually played by white orchestras that had the same “ragged” notes that so closely was related to Afro-American music. Because of this, much of ragtime relies on instruments such as the piano rather than vocal interpretations of the music. In addition, the musical tone of ragtime pieces are often very infectious and playful. Blues, on the other hand, has a different approach and style of delivery (Tirro). The blues were introduced in the mid-1800’s and were the result of the blending of African work songs with traditional English folk songs and various hymns by slaves in the rural parts of the Deep South....   [tags: Jazz, Blues, Louis Armstrong, Music]

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Louis Armstrong

- Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong was the most influential person in jazz's history. He contributed greatly to the growth of jazz and was able to play in a variety of ways. His amazing and interesting life came from his straight talent for the music. He deserved every bit of fame he got simply because he was an incredible musician. Louis Armstrong was born in 1900 and raised by a poor New Orleans family. At twelve he was sent to reform school for firing a gun in the air on New Year's Eve. There he learned to play the cornet, which was his introduction to music....   [tags: Papers]

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Louis Armstrong

- Louis Armstrong's Influential Career Louis Armstrong’s Influential Career Louis Armstrong was the most successful and talented jazz musician in history. His influence and expansive career continues to make waves in the jazz world. That is what made him become what he is to many today – a legend. Born on August 4, 1901, in the poorest section of New Orleans, Armstrong grew up with his grandparents due to his parents’ separation. On January 1, 1913 he made a mistake which turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to him....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Louis Armstrong

- Louis Armstrong I choose to discuss Louis Daniel Armstrong, one of America's most influential singers and trumpeter. He had a rough/rasping, trademark "gravelly" voice, which you can still recognize till this day. Armstrong was given the nickname "Satchmo" (which is short for "Satchelmouth" referring to the size of his mouth) on one of his first visit's to London. He had a rough childhood and had to start working at an early age to support his family. Singing on street corners for mere pennies, was just one of the numerous jobs he held, to survive....   [tags: Jazz, Dixieland, Music]

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The Great Depression Caused Nationwide Panic

- When the United States were showing signs of economical growth, the unimaginable happen. When the 1929 stock market crash marked the day that the United States slowly crept into the Great Depression. The Great Depression caused nationwide panic. There was a decrease of production and the sale of goods. Many businesses started to collapse and close. Banks closed down since they took people’s money and invest in stocks. When the stocks crashed, banks went bankrupt and people lost their money and savings....   [tags: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, Cornet, New Orleans]

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The Most Popular Instrument of All Time: The Trumpet

- ... He starred in the best theaters, dance halls, and nightclubs. Per the biography, Armstrong formed a small ensemble called the All-Stars, in 1947; they were a group of extraordinary players whose success revitalized mainstream jazz. Armstrong performed for his public, until his health slowed down his singing and trumpet playing. Armstrong kept working until his death. Through his contribution to early Jazz, he had a direct hand in developing the new field of academic jazz scholarship, although it had been extensively debatable on his contribution....   [tags: music history, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong]

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Incomplete Story Lines in Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour

- Incomplete Story Lines in Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour 1. This dissatisfied critic meant that there shouldn't be any deadlines set by people who aren't actually writing the book. This book is actually a good reason that there shouldn't be any deadlines. The book was nearing the deadline but wasn't finished yet so the author, Louis L'Amour, just ended it so that he could meet his deadline. Basically that there should not be any deadlines so that the author has pleanty of time to complete the book, completley free of any questions to the reader....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Lewis Armstrong And His Influence On Jazz History

- ... It seemed that everyone wanted to see his performance. Armstrong, born in June, 1900 in the New Orleans slums, the grandson of slaves. His father was a factory worker, and his mother was a maid. His parents were illiterate and they divided when was very young. Little Louis lived with his mother, and they had a hard life. But Louis always smiled to everything. He later wrote: “My whole life was happy because I was pleased to accept whatever life gave me, no matter what happened, for me it is always beautiful, I love others.” He learned to play the cornet, which laid a solid foundation for his lifelong music career....   [tags: Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Trumpet, Blues]

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Tom Sawyer and the Use of Novels

- Louis D. Rubin’s “Tom Sawyer and the Use of Novels” approaches Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer from an alternative prospective then most. Tom Sawyer has been frequently used as a study of Southern American history. For example, simply by looking at the discussions in class about the novel, most topics reviewed focused on history, such as racism and religion. Rubin conversely argues that, “In using Tom Sawyer as a factual guide to life on the big river, we neglect it as literature…” and instead asks, “What, in short, is this novel about as a novel?” (210)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Louis D. Rubin]

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The Greatest Musicians Of The 20th Century

- Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong will always be known as one of the greatest jazz musicians in the history of music. Although he is mostly known for his exceptional trumpet playing, Armstrong was a surprisingly well-rounded musician. That is something you just do not see with most of today’s musicians. He plays with passion and put everything he got into creating great pieces of music. “What he does is real, and true, and honest, and simple, and even noble. Every time this man puts his trumpet to his lips, even if only to practice three notes, he does it with his whole soul” (Satchmo)....   [tags: Jazz, Louis Armstrong, New Orleans, Cornet]

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Joe Christmas by William Faulkner

- Studies have shown that people who have been physically or mentally abused as a child are more likely to have an abusive personality as an adult. The cognitive mind is influenced the most as a child for a mind that has not matured yet is susceptible to take in anything that is thrown at it. William Faulkner shows that the events of one’s youth have many effects on behavior as an adult, through the protagonist, Joe Christmas, in his novel Light in August. Joe Christmas did not have the perfect childhood....   [tags: Faulkner Joe Christmas]

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Marie Antoinette And Louis Xvi

- ... Louis XVI was very shy and indecisive while Marie was extroverted and bold.1 But Louis was more responsible than Marie and he would be the one to do all the work. He would make sure to go to bed before midnight and would wake early to get started on the work he had to do.2 On the other hand, Marie would begin to party with her friends around midnight; she would then go to bed later and not wake until around noon.3 Her party-hard lifestyle led to the French people hating her because her life was so extravagant....   [tags: Louis XVI of France, Louis XVIII of France]

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The Arrogrance of Louis XIV and Creon

- Power- something so potent, yet so easy to misuse. Not everyone can obtain power, however those who possess it often acquire arrogance. Louis XIV held total control of France, abusing his dominance. Louis called himself ‘the Sun King’, believing that everything revolved around him. His pompousness led him to making foolish decisions, as he considered himself to be superior. If you don’t use your brain, you will ultimately lose it, as Louis was beheaded by the determined citizens of France....   [tags: Antigone, Louis XIV]

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Analysis Of ' Holes ' By Louis Sachar

- A film adaptation of the Newberry award winning 1998 novel “Holes” by Louis Sachar was created and directed by Andrew Davis in 2003. The themes of the power of fate to determine events, the benefits of friendship, the destructive nature of cruelty and the importance of history in everyday life, helped to make “Holes” the iconic novel that it was. Keeping elements like the motifs and the symbols helped to broadcast these themes throughout the movie. “Holes” the film is a close adaptation of the novel....   [tags: Louis Sachar, Holes]

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Louis Xiv : The Throne Of A Man

- ... Because he had all the power and money, he “commissioned and established various academies that promoted and taught the arts that were recognized internationally” (Dyer). King Louis also chose the finest and most lavish pieces of artwork he could get his hands on. “On a grander scale, Louis dictated the standards for all forms of artistic production” (Fiero). The quote possibly meant that his standards for artistic production should represent the wealthy and the royalty, should be made by the greatest, talented, and well known artists during his time, and made by the most expensive materials....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Palace of Versailles]

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Louis Xiv And Peter The Great

- During the 16th and 17th centuries a new type of ruling emerged as a result of unorganized government called royal absolutism. This type of government was seen in many European countries including France and Russia where King Louis XIV and Peter the Great ruled respectively. Both had ways of ruling that were similar to each other and different to each other. Politically, economically and socially both Louis XIV and Peter the Great were similar to and different from how they ruled and what their reign resulted....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Palace of Versailles]

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The Palace Of Versailles By Louis Xiv

- ... He imposed his etiquette on the court, the rules of superiority in which the nobles had to submit to, he created a kingdom of centralisation and absolutism around him and he was able to do this by distracting the nobility court members with opulent residences in the palace . There were three main people hired to take on the task of building the palace, Louis le Vau was the architect who had previously designed the Louvre palace, named by Louis XIV as ‘the greatest French artist of all time’ , Charles le Brun was the main decorator and painter and the main landscape architect was Andre le Notre, he also redesigned the Tuileries after his father ....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Palace of Versailles]

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Louis Xiv The Great And The Sun King

- ... After the establishment of his absolute power Louis XIV quickly understood that in order to strengthen his position and eliminate the consequences of the Fronde he needs to have a better control over nobility. Therefore, the Court played three roles: it was a household where the royal family lived, a social center for the highest nobility, and the administrative office of France. However, it did not seem to be enough to Louis XIV, he ordered to remodel [expand] his father’s château in Versailles into a palace that will represent Louis’s greatness and power....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Louis XIII of France]

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King Louis The Absolute Monarchy

- ... No one disobeyed him and they all moved into the palace. Everyday these nobles would dress him each by one article of clothing and it was considered a privilege to do so. Also the nobles would gather around him and watch him eat. Again these people would be considered privileged if he talked to one of them. This just shows how he had the people submitting to his will because of the people dressing him and watching him eat, as well as being able to make changes as he wishes shown by his ability to move the government to his palace....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Palace of Versailles]

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Louis XIV and His Court

- There were many negative comments and many positive comments about Louis XIV and his court. In Louis XIV’s court, the closer a person was to the king, or the more he did for a person, the more that person likes him. The more distant you were from the king, the more you disliked him. People that were more distant from the king disliked him more. Madame de Motteville’s Account of The Parisian Disturbances (which was a second hand account) painted a positive picture of the court. Madame de Motteville was a person who was closer to the king....   [tags: the Sun King, Versailles, Louis the Great]

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Joe Jackson and the Black Sox Scandal

- Joe Jackson and the Black Sox Scandal For anyone who knows anything about baseball, the 1919 World Series brings to mind many things. "The Black Sox Scandal of 1919 started out as a few gamblers trying to get rich, and turned into one of the biggest, and easily the darkest, event in baseball history" (Everstine 4). This great sports scandal involved many, but the most memorable and most known for it was Joe Jackson. The aftermath of the great World Series Scandal left many people questioning the character of Joe Jackson and whether or not he should have relations thereafter with baseball....   [tags: Shoeless Joe Jackson Baseball Essays]

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Louis Armstrong : The King Of Jazz

- Louis Armstrong was known as the King of jazz, a trumpeter and singer who was one of the most influential figures in jazz music. Famous for his innovative methods of playing the trumpet and cornet, he was also a highly talented singer blessed with a powerful voice. Known for his skills on being able improvise, he would bend and twist the many lyrics and melody of a song with dramatic effect. As his popularity grew in the mid-20th century America when racism was more prevalent, he was one of the first African-American entertainers to be highly popular among both the white and the colored segments of the society....   [tags: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, Kid Ory, New Orleans]

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Louis Xiv 's Absolute Monarchy

- “Some consider it a new thing, they hope to be able to stop it; whereas others judge it irresistible because to them it seems the most continuous, the oldest, and the most permanent fact known in history” (Democracy in America 3). Here Tocqueville likens democracy to a relentless, continuously expanding force where “all events, like all men, serve its development.” (Democracy in America 6). It is a system of government that is upheld with a purpose as it is “a sign of [God 's] will” (Democracy in America 6)....   [tags: Democracy, Monarchy, Louis XIV of France]

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Louis Xiv 's Power Under The Palace Of Versailles

- ... As the king had absolute power in France, receiving attention from him meant everything for the nobility. Many of them would spend years at the castle participating in the monarch 's activities in an attempt to receive a nod or perhaps a laugh from the king. It was said that if you were a noble who didn 't reside in the Palace of Versailles you were worthless. Being seen by the king was pr While this act might seem futile on the surface, it is what gave the king ultimate power over Europe 's most powerful kingdom at the time....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Louis XV of France]

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City Plan Commission Of St. Louis

- ... Adams writes about the civil rights movement that took place during World War II as part of the “forgotten revolution.” Both texts explain different aspects of social and economic change that took place in St. Louis between the 1930s and 1940s. Kaushik. "A Pile of Nuclear Waste Now a Tourist Attraction in Weldon Springs, Missouri." A Pile of Nuclear Waste Now a Tourist Attraction in Weldon Springs, Missouri. Amazing Planet, n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2016. Kaushik explains the creation of the Weldon Spring Ordnance Works by Atlas Powder Company....   [tags: World War II, Great Depression, St. Louis]

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An Analysis Of Robert Louis Stevenson 's ' Dr. Jekyll '

- Robert Louis Stevenson shows a marvelous ability to portray. He depicts the surroundings, architectural details of the dwellings, the inside of the houses, the instruments and each part of the environment in detail. He even specifies that the laboratory door is “covered with red baize” (p.24). Not only does he offer a precise picture of the setting, but also he draws accurately the characters. About 200 words are used in order to describe Mr. Utterson the lawyer (p.5). Dr.Lanyon, the gentleman who befriends Mr....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson]

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Louis Vuitton : The World Renowned Luxury Leather Finally

- ... On the other hand, for the weaknesses of Louis Vuitton, most people cannot afford its luxury products. Only rich people that want to be distinctive from others can afford it. Moreover, it is not like other luxury brands, which can sell their products through different ways. It only sells products through its own stores. Basically, large businesses are more depending on the economic condition. For instance, in 2002, the economic recession or depression has a heavy effect on the demand of luxury goods, which will lead to decline the sell....   [tags: LVMH, Gucci, Branding, Louis Vuitton]

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Louis Vuitton Success Story

- Louis Vuitton Success Story Bernard Arnault - Louis Vuitton Born: March 5, 1949 Age: 59 Country Of Citizenship: France Residence: Paris , France, Europe & Russia Occupation: Chairman, LVMH; Chairman, Christian Dior SA Net worth: $26 billion US dollar Fortune: Inherited and growing Source: LVMH Industry: Diversified Marital Status: Married, 5 children Education: Ecole Polytechnique de Paris, Bachelor of Arts / Science Website: LVMH.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bernard Arnault was born in 5th March 1949....   [tags: Louis Vuitton]

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Louis Le Vau And The French Classical Style

- ... Through the mixture of these classic roman and renaissance Italian architect styles, Le Vau developed a repertoire of design elements that he would utilize in the structure and ornamentation for his own works. In his earlier collection of work, Le Vau designed grand structures, retaining the French tradition of assembling various building units opposed to establishing a single uniform, unified whole. The classical elements surrounding the building’s interior and façade, such as the pilasters, columns, and pediments, appeared out of place, sporadic even, forcing the whole effect of the building to be more provincial than monumental....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Palace of Versailles]

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The Suicide by Louis MacNeice

- The Suicide by Louis MacNeice The poem "The Suicide" by Louis MacNeice is a mind-expanding and touching poem based around the poets work experiences and sequentially describes the aftermath of the death of his former office colleague, who met his fate by suicide. I feel melancholied having read this poem and it leaves in the mind blanks for the reader to answer. For my first point of view I am going to show an example of the many humorous lines in the poem in which is made humorous by the internal characters missing the main point: " And this, ladies and gentlemen, whom I am not in fact Conducting, was his office all those minutes ago" These lines are the introduction to the poem and g...   [tags: Poetry Louis MacNeice Suicide ]

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Louis Armstrong : The Foundation Of Jazz Music And Helped It Become What It Is Today

- Louis Armstrong once said, “When you play jazz, you don’t lie. You play from the heart. If ya ain’t got it in ya, ya can’t blow it out.” Armstrong truly had “it” in him; there is no doubt that his heart was completely full of jazz. Because of this passion deep in his soul, he made a lasting impact on the world of jazz that still continues to affect our lives. The life, role, and contributions of Louis Armstrong helped lay the foundation of jazz music and helped it become what it is today. To begin, Louis Armstrong was born in 1901 in the worst part of New Orleans, the “Battlefield” in black Storyville (Harker, 2005, p....   [tags: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, New Orleans]

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Treasure Island - A Mirror Of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Childhood?

- Treasure Island - A Mirror of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Childhood. Often there can be seen many parallels between a writer’s life and experiences and his or her works. A biographical approach to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island is not easy, as at first sight the characters don’t have much in common with the author and up to the time the story was written, Stevenson hadn’t visited the West Indies or other exotic places. But there still are possibilities to link Stevenson’s biography with his work....   [tags: Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson]

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Louis Brandeis and Jewish Political Identity

- Louis Brandeis and Jewish Political Identity “Whence comes this combination of qualities of mind, body and character. These are qualities with which every one of us is familiar, singly and in combination; which you find in friends and relatives; and which other doubtless discover in you. They are qualities possessed by most Jews who have attained distinction or other success. In combination, they may properly be called Jewish qualities. For they have not come to us by accident; they developed by three thousand years of civilization, and nearly two thousand years of persecution; developed through our religion and spiritual life; through our traditions; and through the social and political...   [tags: Zionism Louis Brandeis Jewish Identity]

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Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

- Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde focuses on Henry Jekyll, a doctor who feels conflicted by his desire to follow the norms of his social era and his supposedly disgraceful urges. This results in Jekyll attempting to separate the shameful part of himself so that he may meet the standards of his stringent moral code. This endeavor to remove his base characteristics results in the manifestation of Mr. Edward Hyde, the representation of Jekyll’s contemptible nature....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson, Novella, Literary Analysis]

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Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres

- Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres Carlo was fighting for Italy, while Mandras was in the Greek army. Both of the characters experienced a lot during the war. Nevertheless everything Mandras and Carlo fought on opposite sides. What does it say about the novels moral scheme, that the sufferings of ordinary people on both sides are recounted in detail. Consider these two characters but also other “moral” issues raised in the novel so far. Mandras and Carlo fought on opposite sides. Their experiences and feelings through out the war are recounted to the readers in a lot of details....   [tags: Corelli's Mandolin Louis Bernieres Essays]

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Man's Inhumane Treatment of Men in Louis Sachar's Holes

- Man's Inhumane Treatment of Men in Louis Sachar's Holes The inhumanity that man shows to one another dates all the way back to the beginning of time. We read about it in the Bible, saw it during the Holocaust with the persecution of the Jews, and watched it on TV during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's and still experience it today. In the book titled Holes (2002), by Louis Sachar, these actions are displayed once again. Man's inhumanity to man is a reality in society today and in the theme of Holes....   [tags: Louis Sachar Holes Essays]

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Should We Bow to Louis XIV?

- Should We Bow to Louis XIV. Louis XIV, ruler of France for 72 years, is known for stabilizing France and making the country a strong European power. However, many of his projects were costly and caused economic problems for the nation. His personal lavish luxuries also were a financial burden to France. By the end of his reign, nearly all of the land he had acquired through warfare had to be returned, thus wasting enormous sums of French money. King Louis XIV reigned in France from 1643-1715. For 54 of these years, he reigned without the help of an official Prime Minister....   [tags: French History King Louis XIV Essays]

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Comparing King Louis XIV of France and King Philip II of Spain

- The palace of Versailles was built by King Louis XIV of France and the Escorial was built by King Philip II of Spain. The two kings each had their differences about their beliefs on how to rule, yet there are some similarities. Louis XIV believed in showing off his power and being open. Philip II was a simplistic guy devoted to Catholicism. They both had military to spread their beliefs and ideas. Despite the kings’ beliefs, their palaces reflected their ideals. King Louis XIV was a showy and self-absorbed king....   [tags: King Louis XIV, France, King Philip II, Spain]

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Louis XIV, France’s Sun King

- Louis XIV, France’s Sun King Louis XIV, France’s Sun King, had the longest reign in European history (1643-1715). During this time he brought absolute monarchy to its height, established a glittering court at Versailles, and fought most of the other European countries in four wars. Although his reign had some negative aspects; on balance, Louis’ reign was primarily a benefit to France. In 1643 Louis XIII died. Louis XIII’s wife and Louis XIV’s mother, Anne of Austria, aided by her minister, Cardinal Mazarin, ruled France as regent....   [tags: French King Louis XIV Essays]

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Louis de Bernieres's Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

- Louis de Bernieres's Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Louis de Bernieres uses three principal techniques to portray the effects of war so powerfully in his book. These techniques are the powerful narrative, strong pictorial language, and black humour. Above all, the message is conveyed in the narrative, especially when Louis De Bernieres graphically describes the war’s impact on the soldiers who are fighting for their country. At first, the soldiers are united in their fight against the enemy “you are all young and strong, overflowing with life, and you are all in this shit together” – page 38....   [tags: Louis Bernieres Corelli's Mandolin Essays]

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Louis XIV

- Louis XIV After being ruled by a prime minister for so long, France needed some changes. That is exactly what Louis the XIV would bring to France. In an age of separation, Louis wanted to start a unification process. He started this by giving himself sole power and also only having one religion for the country. The king is always the center of attention good or bad. Louis was prepared to take the good with the bad, and handled it well. He emphasized the king as the center of attention....   [tags: France French King Louis XIV Essays]

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What Happened Joe? Rachel Asks As Joe Steps

- ... He should be here in about ten minutes or so, if you care to wait." "Thank you. Jerry says walking up the stairs. Looking back he sees Rachel squatted down with the dog on her lap licking her face. "I like you too." She says pushing the dog off her. "She 's a sweetheart." Rachel says, standing back up." "She can be. She can also be a nuisance at times." "You 're a cute little nuisance, aren 't you?" She says patting her head. The dog barks in agreement. "Do you know anything about the phone your son found yesterday?" Jerry questions....   [tags: 2005 singles, 2007 singles, Justin Timberlake]

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Touching The Void by Joe Simpson

- As two experienced climbers gazed upon the majestic snow packed, Peruvian Andes, with the sun glistering off the icy peaks, the possibility of the mountains being their snowy graves never crossed their mind. Touching The Void was written by Joe Simpson; publication of this memoir was by Harper Collins Publishers on February 3, 2004. Not only will young and old adults enjoy this book, anyone with sense of adventure can be captivated with the story. Joe Simpson also wrote The Beckoning Silence, Dark Shadows Falling, Storms of Silence, and The Game of Ghost....   [tags: peruvian andes, mountains climbing, climbers]

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Touching The Void by Joe Simpson

- ... For both of them it was ever changing moment in their lives. Simon felt guilty for cutting the rope on Joe. He had to crawl his way down the freezing mountain injured. All of this because of climbing to the summit of a mountain. The audience which the book appeals to is for those adventurous and suspenseful readers. It is an adventure with the ascent of the mountain and its travels. Adventurers will like this book for the climb and amazing views. “The majestic 21,000 Siula Grande.” Page 16. It is suspenseful in describing the ascent, descent, and fall....   [tags: story and literary analysis]

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The Dualism of Joe Christmas

- William Faulkner’s protagonist, Joe Christmas’ trajectory and immoral decisions become the Siren’s song that tip him over the stern of the boat that is his life. Christmas’ path takes turns and twists that create a taciturn man who has been brought into the world unwanted; then, he ruthlessly moves forward looking back at his past in order to make decisions for his future. Light In August parallels Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”, when Joe finds that he has reached a fork in the road and has to plan for kind of life he wants to lead, contradicting factors jumble his persona....   [tags: William Faulkner]

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Touching the Void by Joe Simpson

- In 1985, two British mountaineers, Joe Simpson, and Simon Yates, set out to climb the nearly 21,000 foot Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. They were successful in their ascent of the previously unclimbed West Face, however, disaster struck on the descent when Simpson slipped down an ice cliff, landing awkwardly and crushing his tibia into his knee joint, resulting in a broken right leg. Touching the Void is the 1988 account written by Simpson, whose powerful and well-written tale tells a story filled with adventure, survival, isolation, trust, and friendship....   [tags: climbing Siula Grande recount]

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Case Introduction Of Joe Lombardy

- Case Introduction Joe Lombardy is an 82-year old retired carpenter who still does “odd jobs” for friends and neighbors. His wife has pleaded with him to relax, but he ignores her. Despite having chest pains (angina) and periods of confusion, Joe doesn’t trust doctors and has stubbornly refused to have a check-up. Recently, though, after several episodes of syncope (fainting) while he was hauling lumber, Joe grudgingly agreed to see a physician. On physical examination, the physician noted a murmur during systole (described as systolic ejection murmur)....   [tags: Cardiology, Heart, Myocardial infarction]

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Half A King, By Joe Abercrombie

- Coming of age is growing and becoming stronger, seeing full potential. Also, adapting to new changes that await. In the story Half a King, by Joe Abercrombie, presents a character that develops throughout the story from a weak individual who considers himself to be half a king, but when he is faced up against the odds of him living, he matures into a full king. This novel Half a King is a work of fantasy literature. The story seems to be during the time of the Viking age where the country was as strong their king....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery, KILL]

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Analysis of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

- Analysis of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson In an attempt to consider the duality tale, one narrative inevitably finds its way to the top of the heap as the supreme archetype: Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Immense disagreement permeates the pages of literary criticism relevant to the meaning of the story. Yet, for all of the wrangling focused on the psychology, morality, spirituality, and sociality of the story, it has remained, since 1886, a novella that according to the Reverend W....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson Literature Essays]

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Primary Colors by Joe Klein

- Primary Colors, by Joe Klein, is an entertaining, informing, and controversial novel. Filled with both humor and wit, this book provides a drama filled fictional story, in which Joe Klein purports to describe characters and events that resemble real-life political figures. Joe Klein is an American Journalist and columnist. He is also the political columnist for TIME Magazine. When Klein published his book, Primary Colors, in 1996, he left the author as anonymous and then later published the book under his name....   [tags: Book Review, Literary Analysis]

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Enduring Love: Joe Rose

- In Ian McEwan's Enduring Love, Joe Rose's psychological state understates his insanity. Throughout the novel, Joe Rose, the main character, misinterprets the events occurring right in front of his eyes to make his account more interesting. His tone reveals that he faces difficulty expressing himself in social situations. Although Rose's different view may be the result of a personal problem, his narration leave the reader wondering if his unreliability was caused by a deeper mental illness. Through postmodernity, events in the story and character interaction, Joe shows symptoms of a newly-developed disorder more specifically of: schizophrenia....   [tags: Schizophrenia, Negative View]

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What Joe Darby Did

- Which is more unethical, a soldier who has been under the stress of war and not fully trained for the job abusing enemy prisoners, another soldier who after seeing pictures of horrible prisoner abuse and becomes a whistle-blower or the Secretary of Defense leaking the name of a whistle-blower. That is the question I will look at in this paper. Being a part of a team or group is very important to most people, acceptance and friendship is something we all long for. So when reserve soldier Joe Darby saw some pictures of abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq he was taken aback....   [tags: Morality, Ethics]

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Joe Hisaishi (Mamoru Fujisawa)

- Biography Joe Hisaishi was born on December 6, 1950 in Nagano, Japan under the name Mamoru Fujisawa. His musical training started early on, when he began to take violin lessons at age five. It was around this time that he first discovered his passion for music. Fujisawa truly began to explore this passion in the 70’s, during which, a cultural menagerie of Japanese popular music, new-age, and early electronic music flourished. Inevitably, those genres influenced Fujisawa's early compositions. (Wikipedia) Fujisawa was highly influenced by the new-wave of Japanese electronica such as the Yellow Magic Orchestra and Ryuichi Sakamoto group....   [tags: biography, music, Japan, culture, Asian music]

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Biography of Joe Mielziner

- A small introduction: Joe Mielziner, born in Paris in 1901, was a famous American scenic and lighting designer considered "The most successful set designer of the Golden era of Broadway". Throughout his work he created different versions of sets with the use of simple inexpensive materials, and few props, while still staying as realistic as possible even when constricted by small stages. Mielziner was the leader of a new artistic movement in scenic design called "selective realism". The well known piece by Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman, was represented many times with Mielziner's stage design which was said to be the most faithful representation for this play....   [tags: paris, golden era of broadway]

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Louis is a Hippy

- Louis is a Hippy Interview with the vampire is Anne Rice’s outlet on the issues she was facing, especially reflecting the lifestyle of the Haight-Ashbury district (hippy district) in which she was living during the time she was writing her novel. The themes of the book embrace the struggles of American life during the era of the 60’s and 70’s especially with morality and living life as an outcast. In the novel, the character Louis becomes a vampire after his brother commits suicide. Louis feels responsible for the death of his brother, but when faced with the option of becoming a vampire or dying, chooses to become a bloodthirsty creature....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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A Interview About Joe 's Life

- ... Therefore when issues of race emerged the interviewer did not interrupt or provide any negative feedback that might discourage freedom of expression. Several themes emerged from this interview of which this paper will focus on three. These three themes are: The Role of Principals, The Role of Teachers and The Purpose of Education. At the outset of the interview a background question was asked to gather information on life influences that have helped to shape the worldview of Joe. This question elicited a response that focused on the importance of race in the life of the interviewee....   [tags: Teacher, Education, High school, School]

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Character Analysis in Shoeless Joe Jackson

- “If you build it, he will come” (Kinsella 1). These words of an announcer jump start a struggle for Ray Kinsella to ease the tragic life of Shoeless Joe Jackson. Ray hears a voice of an announcer which leads him to build a baseball field that brings Shoeless Joe Jackson onto the field. However, this field puts his family on the verge of bankruptcy which is just one of the struggles Ray Kinsella is presented in his life. Shoeless Joe Jackson is no stranger to having no money, as he was only making a measly $1.25 as a kid struggling to support his family....   [tags: literary analysis, Ray Kingsella]

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Analysis Of Joe Kane 's ' The Jungle '

- ... The Huaorani tribe goes out onto the world of civilization that is just as deadly as their jungle. Their way of life is different from the western world. They kill outsiders to fend off or steal goods, but killing one another is different. In their culture, strict rules and traditions are followed in killing one of the clan members. It goes in killing the elderly, just so they do not burden their offspring, killing the ill, unwanted infants, and the mortally wounded. Joe Kane does not sugar coat the ordeal of the clan....   [tags: Culture, Western culture, Indigenous peoples]

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What the Butler Saw, by Joe Orton

- In order to effectively display a certain discontent with society, an author must have the ability to illustrate the specific flaws that exist within that mainstream society. In What the Butler Saw, Joe Orton does an excellent job in illustrating how abuse of authority can have a subversive effect on an individual’s personality. Throughout the play, Orton uses authority as a tool to illustrate how it has the ability to alter a patient’s personality and provoke madness through psychiatric practice....   [tags: Abusing Authority, Personality]

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Lean on Me and Mr. Joe Clark

- ... If you were not able to perform the task, there would be consequences. Everyone wanted him out. The day after the mass expulsion, one of the now former students of Eastside High runs into Mr. Clark and begs to be let back into school. This particular scene of the movie takes place on a rooftop. This student, whose name is Thomas Sams, has done crack, and Mr. Clark says it’s just as bad as killing himself. So he tells the student to jump from the rooftop because he’s killing himself anyways. But the student cries and lets Mr....   [tags: film and story analysis]

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The Issue Of Sex And. Joe As A Means Of Escape

- Rosamund is terrified of sex and uses both Roger and Joe as a means of escape. She ends up having sex with a man she thought might be bisexual and ends up getting pregnant. Rosamund has money and can afford an abortion but she chooses an impractical way to kill her fetus. It makes you question whether or not she ever wanted to kill the baby. A bottle of gin doesn’t seem like a reasonable method. She states she doesn’t like being alone. By having a child she will always be with someone. “My sister has babies, nice babies, and seemed to like them […] there was no reason why I shouldn’t have one either, it would serve me right, I thought, for having been born a woman in the first place” (pg.17)...   [tags: Pregnancy, Fetus, Abortion, Birth control]

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Pride and Prejudice, directed by Joe Wright

- For those that enjoy romantic costume dramas set in England, the 2005 film version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice starring Kiera Knightley and Mathew MacFadyen is the perfect movie to watch on a rainy day while sitting in a comfy chair, sipping hot tea, with a plate of biscuits nearby. Director Joe Wright’s and screen writer Deborah Moggach’s film “Pride and Prejudice” brings a romanticized slant to the world of the Bennet’s where the main dilemma facing the family is what to do with five daughters when their estate is entailed to a male relation....   [tags: Exploring England, Cinematography]

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Mcdonald And Joe Camel And Cigarette Advertisements

- 1. How should McDonald’s respond when ads promoting healthy lifestyles featuring Ronald McDonald are equated with Joe Camel and cigarette ads. Should McDonald’s eliminate Ronald McDonald in its ads. I believe that McDonald’s should respond to the comparison between Ronald McDonald and Joe Camel by removing Ronald McDonald from the campaign. They should mot feature their mascot since it can have negative effect on their campaign. It is unethical to use cartoon characters to try to market for children....   [tags: Nutrition, Advertising, Food, Obesity]

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The Underground War in Gaza by Joe Sacco

- In our American society, newspapers are very important they provide a lot of solid information of what is happening in national and international level. Newspapers are usually written to expose conflicts, peace, knowledge, lost, and other cultural media. These articles can be written in different forms such as of multiple paragraph, photos, and comics; such as the one that the New York Times newspaper releases from their journalist, Joe Sacco the author of the comic book “The Underground War in Gaza” on July 6, 2003....   [tags: newspaper, comic book, palestine, israel]

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