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Michael Moore's ‘Bowling for Columbine’

- Michael Moore was born on April 23rd 1954. He’s An American film maker, author and a liberal political commentator. He has directed and produced four of the eight highest grossing documentaries of all time. In 2005 Time Magazine named Moore one of the world’s ‘Hundred most influential people’. The documentary ‘Bowling for Columbine’ explores the possible causes for the Columbine High School massacre. It has won the ‘Best Documentary feature’ at both the Academy and Independent Spirit Awards, together with the César award for ‘best foreign films’....   [tags: Michael Moore, Bowling for Columbine, ]

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The Other Wes Moore

- “I guess it’s hard sometimes to distinguish between second chances and last chances” (Moore 67). This is a powerfully central theme to the book The Other Wes Moore, written by Wes Moore. For the two men this book is about, it all begins with a wide-open future. The mothers that gave birth to them and the influences they had, along with their own powerful choices, sealed their fate . People don’t ever stop growing or improving and the two Wes Moore’s are no different. Throughout their lives, they are constantly changing and in some places calling the shots....   [tags: Wes Moore, Literary Analysis]

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Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story

- Michael Moore used comical tactics as a way to appeal to his audience in this piece of literature. Michael Moore’s argument is that capitalism is destroying the nation’s economy rather than helping to develop it. The poor are suffering, while the richer are getting richer. The arguments that Moore used may not be considered tangible by all, but he definitely did have the evidence to support his argument. Michael Moore purpose was to expose this ground breaking issue of the dominance of corporate America through video....   [tags: Michael Moore]

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Alan Moore's The Watchmen

- Allen Moore’s sordid depiction of twentieth century life presents a complex world, where the distinction between a virtuous hero and a villainous wrongdoer is often blurred. In stark contrast to the traditionally popularized portrayal of superheroes, whose unquestionably altruistic motives ultimately produce unrealistically idealized results; the realistically flawed characters of Watchmen exist in a multi faceted world characterized by moral ambiguity. America’s imperialistic ambitions have long been justified as an expression of American idealism....   [tags: Alan Moore, The Watchmen]

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The American Dream Exposed in Sicko, by Michael Moore

- America is a place where myriad of people desired to migrate and to live in as there are American Dream, same meaning as opportunity to endeavor after life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This opportunity is social, economic and spiritual. However, the deteriorated political system makes American dream has the metamorphosis from opportunity to materialism. In some people’s mind, opportunities are not in America, but somewhere else. In documentary film “Sicko”, the director Michael Moore exposes the dysfunctional North American health care system, aim primarily at huge profits and not for their mission of saving lives....   [tags: Sicko, Michael Moore]

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Regulation of Conception in Moore's How

- Regulation of Conception in Moore's How     Lorrie Moore's "How" takes an active stand on love and relationships.  It strongly and clearly rests on the values and ideas that our society holds on the concepts of partnership among a man and woman.  Moore formatted the narrative in such a way that it commands the reader's dependency upon the author's words, makes inevitable foreshadow, and specifically directs our views into the story.  By using the cultural analysis, one will find ways and evidence that assisted Moore in successfully achieving these previously listed.  Those aspects that will be covered include the exterior and interior structure of the narrative, how it sets our views and...   [tags: Moore How]

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Film Bowling For Columbine By Michael Moore

- In the documentary “Bowling for Columbine” directed by Michael Moore there are two scenes that share the same idea of questioning the laws they have in the U.S.A. The first documentary that captivated my attention was the Columbine High School massacre, where Michael Moore examines the culture of guns and violence in America. He used archival footage, camera techniques and sound to give authenticity and strength to the disturbing event. Michael Moore uses specific techniques enabling the audience to empathize with the survivors and their loved ones in order for the viewers to feel their emotions....   [tags: Columbine High School massacre, Michael Moore]

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Perversions of Capitalism in Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story

- Capitalism came into being as a social and economic system when private individuals or corporations--as opposed to the state or classes of people--began to build businesses where the goal was profit motivated for the self-interest of the owner. This is opposed to a socialist system where the business may be owned by the state and/or profiting the state. In an ideal world, it is the economic establishment of the individual right for self-accomplishment. The private individual/corporation succeeds or fails based on its own merits....   [tags: Capitalism, history, Michael Moore, "Capitalism: A]

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Rorschach In Alan Moore's The Watchmen

- Through the character Rorshach, The Watchmen explores the issues of nature verses nurture for him. Moore adds that a super hero, can be a psychological argument. A super hero is neither born nor shaped by environment, it is the creation of an alter ego to suppress childhood conflicting inner issues. Rorshach dealt with issues as a young child that rationalized in his mind to hide behind a costume and a mask in order to live. The first character the book introduces to the reader to is Rorschach, Walter Joseph Kovacs, one of the main characters....   [tags: Alan Moore, The Watchmen]

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Patrick Moore – Cofounder of Greenpeace

- Patrick Moore – Cofounder of Greenpeace After more than 15 years of co-founding and heading up Greenpeace, Patrick Moore switched sides and views. Instead of the radical environmental activism that Greenpeace encompasses, Moore now focuses on how we can benefit humans while remaining as environmentally safe as possible. Patrick Moore was born in 1947 and raised in Winter Harbour, British Columbia, a fishing and logging village on the northwestern tip of Vancouver Island often referred to as the Pacific rainforest....   [tags: Biography Environment Patrick Moore Essays]

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Facts and Reality in Michael Moore’s "Stupid White Men"

- In Michael Moore’s introduction to the novel, Stupid White Men, Moore talks about the state of the American nation during the twenty first century. Moore believes that the nation is falling apart because it is being overrun by the “stupid white men” who are controlling it. He equates all the corruption and downfall that is occurring throughout the United States with the election of former president George W. Bush. In this introduction he covers numerous controversial issues, which range from the economy and society to politics and the environment....   [tags: Stupid White Men, Michael Moore, ]

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Rorschach and Ozymandias In Alan Moore's The Watchmen

- In Alan Moore's The Watchmen, Moore presents the reader with two drastically different characters who have one strikingly similar trait. Ozymandias is a handsome, rich, public, and powerful man. Rorschach is an ugly, poor, private, and almost worthless man. Despite all of these contrasts, they share a common philosophy: they believe that the ends justify the means. This is a major theme of the story, and through it Moore causes the reader the ask themselves the question - do the ends justify the means....   [tags: Alan Moore, The Watchmen]

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Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine

- Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine In Bowling for Columbine, Michael Moore, an award winning writer and director takes a look at some of the many social problems that plague America to this day. Moore starts his documentary by briefly talking about the Columbine High School shooting and then moves on to discuss things that may have truly been a factor in some the aggression that the two students so aggressively took out on their peers. Many issues are talked about in this movie including but not limited to: The Oklahoma City bombing, the presence of a leading tactical weapons provider located near the small town of Littleton, and many others....   [tags: Films Movies Michael Moore Essays Papers]

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Two Sides to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11

- Two Sides to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 To every story there are two sides, to every case in court there are two opinions. Michael Moore's book, Fahrenheit 9/11, is no different. It can be reveled as sole source of truth about the war and our government, or it can be portrayed as the lying antichrist that rips apart people's solidarity. Nevertheless, both sides do contain truths and evidence but along with that comes certain forms of debatable deceits. The proceeding will attempt to bring some of Moore's potential deceits to light and thus seek to explain one half of the story, that being Michael Moore's opposition....   [tags: Michael Moore 9/11 Fahrenheit]

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Profile of Rorschach in Alan Moore’s Watchmen

- Who chooses our heroes. Who watches our heroes. Who watches the Watchmen. Over the course of history, many public figures have been scrutinized for heroic actions that some have deemed controversial. Charles Darwin dismantled theories of Creationism with his discoveries in evolutionary biology. President Harry Truman single-handedly ended World War II by authorizing the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, killing thousands upon thousands of civilians. Gangster John Dillinger stole from banks all across the U.S....   [tags: Alan Moore, The Watchmen 2014]

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Ellen Moore

- Ellen Moore (A): Living and Working in Bahrain 1.     What would you advise Ellen to do and why. What should be her objectives. Are there objectives and actions consistent with what you would do if you were in her situation. Even though Bahrain tended to be more progressive than many Middle Eastern countries in its attitude toward women, there were still many inequalities between genders. The current situation is that Ellen’s general manager asked her to change her mind about accepting the Account controlling position because of discriminatory practices in Bahrain....   [tags: Case Analysis Ellen Moore Essays Questions]

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Film Analysis of Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore

- Film Analysis of Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore 'Bowling for Columbine', directed by Michael Moore, deals with the problems of gun crime in America. The main purpose of this film is to persuade American people to change their ideas about guns and gun laws. Moore constantly refers to other countries such as Canada and their gun policies to back up his arguments for increased gun regulation....   [tags: Michael Moore Columbine Movie Film Essays]

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The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore

- Wes Moore Paper Richelle Goodrich once said, “To encourage me is to believe in me, which gives me the power to defeat dragons.” In a world submerged in diversity, racism and prejudice it is hard for minorities to get ahead. The novel “The Other Wes Moore” is a depiction of the differences that encouragement and support can make in the life of a child. This novel is about two men, with the same name, from the same neighborhood, that endured very similar adversities in their lives, but their paths were vastly different....   [tags: story analysis]

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The Other Wes Moore : Expectations

- Expectations influence who we become. Many factors come into play when we assess the lives of both Wes Moores introduced in the short novel The Other Wes Moore. Some of these factors are the expectations that shaped each man’s life. Moore illustrates his point when he writes, “The expectations that others place on us help us form our expectations of ourselves”(126). The explanation to the quote was it will help people to see the expectation of “thinking outside the box” means that think freely for themselves with better judgment in everyday life for their moral action in their society....   [tags: Family, Mother, Military education and training]

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The Novel ' The Book ' By Wes Moore

- The book basically talks about two young boys both with the name Wes Moore, who grew up in Baltimore and in the same neighborhood but never knew of each others existence. This is until the author Wes Moore, the one who escaped his rough childhood in Baltimore and the Bronx, began meeting with the other Wes Moore and questioning him who is spending his life in prison because of attempted murder. The author Wes Moore who managed to escape his situation growing up had a much more supportive mother who moved him away from Baltimore and continued to push him to get an education....   [tags: Prison, Life imprisonment, Crime, Criminology]

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Bowling For Columbine By Michael Moore

- Bowling for Columbine (2002) which was directed, produced and written by Michael Moore, was an instant commercial and critical success. Grossing over fifty million dollars and winning the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, the film became well recognised and distributed. Nonetheless, the film’s controversial approach to the subject matter of the United States’ gun culture had influenced many to support the anti-gun argument and many outside of the United States to become critical of America’s gun laws....   [tags: Columbine High School massacre]

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Bowling For Columbine By Michael Moore

- In the documentary “Bowling for Columbine” by Michael Moore, there were two scenes that stood out to me about the comparison between America and Canada. These scenes are the brief history of America and Michael Moore visiting Windsor, Canada. These scenes show the contrast between the two countries. In the scene Brief history of America, it uses cartoon to portray the silly nature of how America’s guns laws have come to be. They start off by showing how Americans were scared of everyone so they went to the new world, there they started to kill all the natives, killed English men for Independence, then gun laws came in, they brought slaves over to do all their work, A Civil War broke out and...   [tags: United States, Firearm, Canada, Gun]

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The Poverty Of Equality By Stephen Moore

- The poverty of equality by Stephen Moore and Peter Ferrara shares a perspective of poverty in a modern view. Moore’s and Ferrara article says, equality is something that cannot be achieved knowing that every person attains their own unique talents and skills. Equality can’t be accomplished in a world where everybody is different. All people have strengths and weaknesses, so becoming equal in every aspect or providing equal results all the time is nearly impossible. Think about it, how could millions of different people with different strengths, intelligences, and creativity’s come out with the same results....   [tags: Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonnegut, Short story]

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Symbols And Signs By Lorrie Moore

- “Symbols and Signs” by Vladimir Nabokov and “Dance in America” by Lorrie Moore are short stories that revolve around the theme of illness. Often times, when the affected individual with illness is young, the main characters are the parents who struggle with love, hopelessness, sorrow, and fear. The primary characters are the parents, even as their own stories are about their ill children. The families in the two stories are similar in ways that the parents cope with their child’s illness. However Nabokov presents his story in a tone which can only be seen as dreary whereas Moore presents “Dance in America” in a tone which concludes with hopefulness exhibited by Cal’s son, Eugene....   [tags: John Updike, Short story, Suffering, Anton Chekhov]

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Bowling for Columbine, by Michael Moore

- In American society, violence runs rampage throughout the country that cause its citizens to be afraid and discouraged about their homeland. One of the major parts of American violence is from guns. In the documentary, "Bowling for Columbine", a famous filmmaker, Michael Moore addresses the ubiquitous situation in America. He argues that the use of gun in America co-insides or correlates to the recent massacres and that America, as a whole, should have stricter gun control laws. Throughout the film, Moore uses specific references to it and employs rhetorical and persuasive devices to construct his argument in favor of changing gun laws....   [tags: Gun Violence, Laws, America]

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The Movie ' The Other Wes Moore '

- Growing up in a small town in Idaho, I was never exposed to much crime. We had a few out-of-the-blue shootings and robberies, but it was nothing relatable to the amount of crime that happens here in Springfield. According to the Neighborhood Scout, Springfield ranks as number 48 out of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the United States. Most students at Missouri State University do not realize how dangerous Springfield actually is. They do not spend their time watching the news catching up on the newest crimes, and they spend most of their time on campus, where little crime is seen....   [tags: Crime, Police, Education]

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The Other Wes Moore '

- The book the Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore is a story that talks about two people with the same name, and who lives in the same city. But unfortunately the circumstances where they lived were rough; both Wes Moore went through separate paths which their lives changed as they grew up. They both ended up doing badly at the beginning of their lives, but while the author Wes mother didn’t want him to waist his life to the trash, so she decided to send him to military school where his life changed towards a good ending....   [tags: English-language films, Family, American films]

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What Are Years? by Marianne Moore

- I’ve read this poem quite a few times. I still don’t completely understand it but I do like this poem. I think what’s great about this particular poem is the fact that it has not left my mind since the first time I read it. I have read it again and again. There is something about the first lines “What is our innocence, what is our guilt. All are naked, none are safe.” Within those lines my attention was caught and I just knew that this was going to be a very interesting poem. I also like the last line “This is mortality, this is eternity.” It has this lasting, lingering quality that makes what you’ve just read stay with you long after you’ve finished reading it....   [tags: Poems, Poetry Analysis]

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The Other Wes Moore '

- Final Paper In “The Other Wes Moore”, by Wes Moore, the author takes the readers through his life growing up as well as the life of someone who was a stranger to him during his childhood but turned out to be a huge part of his life later on. His name was also Wes Moore and both he and the author grew up in poverty and did not have the best childhood. Although they grew up similarly, their adulthoods were the polar opposite. The author Wes Moore became the top in his class, a Rhodes scholar, and studied at Oxford University to later become very successful....   [tags: High school, Independent school, Private school]

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The Idiot Nation By Michael Moore

- America When thinking of America many people would assume a variety of things such as happy people, greener grass, fresher air, a bluer sky, diversity at every corner, freedoms, and of course an endless amount of opportunities. However, an uncommon thing that people would think of when thinking about America is a land of the dumb people. In “Idiot Nation,” Michael Moore offers a convincing argument on America’s stupidity by combining logical and emotional appeals as well as harsh diction to drive his point across that we are an “Idiot Nation”....   [tags: Education, High school, School, Teacher]

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Analysis Of Hillman & Moore : The Family

- Introduction to Hillman & Moore: The Family The concept of Eros is the personification of life, love, and the psychological function of relationships on the subconscious level. Carl Jung organized these elements of sex called the anima (in men) and animus (in women) as a source of subconscious thinking. As a result, to enhance the importance of Eros, Hillman and Moore establish the assertion that the soul searches for familial significance through myths and archetypes based on this concept. In this paper, I will introduce Hillman/Moore’s reasoning to why and how they determined the meaning of family value by examining the four emotional moments in family life (False Identity, Relatives and...   [tags: Psychology, Soul, Family, Mind]

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`` Bowling For Columbine `` By Michael Moore

- Fear is the driving force in every culture. Humans are instinctually motivated to protect themselves, so anything that poses a threat or a disturbance to the norm will cause a great deal of reaction. In many ways, fear controls the world. It’s no surprise then, that America, one of the greediest and most powerful countries in the world, is experiencing a constant inner turmoil for the monopoly of fear culture. Corporations and political groups throughout America strive for the complete control of fear, and ultimately the control of fear’s hostages, the American people....   [tags: Columbine High School massacre]

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Utopia by Thomas Moore: Analysis

- Utopia by Thomas Moore: Analysis The oxford dictionary describes as “an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. Sir Thomas More first used this word; he was born in 1478 in London, England and came to be one of the most influential figures of the early Renaissance. Not only did he work as a lawyer but he was also a well respected philosopher and historian as well as writer. In 1516, Moore wrote Utopia, a book based off of fiction and political philosophy. Utopia has been with us since the beginning of time – all religions for example has an idea of a perfect place; the Garden of Eden and paradise are examples within the Catholic religion....   [tags: renaissance, catholic church, greek]

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Michael Moore: An Influential Filmmaker

- Michael Moore, an Academy Award-winning filmmaker is known for his highly controversial documentaries. He appeals to the newer generation, trying to educate people along with addressing our unresolved social issues in the United States. He gives incite to corrupt things that our government is involved in that citizens do not know about if they do not read or watch the news. Michael Moore proved to be a big-time influence through his work in the movie industry. His main message is to get people to stop following their government blindly, but rather speak out, ask questions, get involved, and most of all shows peoples power to be able change what needs to be changed....   [tags: Cinema]

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The Films of Michael Moore

- Michael Moore, an Academy Award-winning filmmaker is known for his highly controversial documentaries. He appeals to the younger generation, trying to educate people along with addressing our unresolved social issues in the United States. He gives insight to corrupt things that our government is involved in that citizens do not know. Michael Moore continues to prove to be a monumental influence through his work in the movie industry. His main message is to get people to stop following their government blindly, but rather speak out, ask questions, get involved, and most of all shows people’s power to be able to change what needs to be changed....   [tags: Film Industry]

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The Wes Moore 's Life

- In today 's society, how do we describe someone as "a good person". The judgment falls to other people and how they compare or contrast themselves to the person, who falls under questioning morality. Another problem can lie within the imperfections of the normal human and the few that see through and fix their problem can only improve. Here we will analyze and reflect the comparison between the author Wes Moore’s life pictured within his story of The Other Wes Moore, where Wes categorized his differences between his doppelganger, the Wes Moore in prison for a life sentence, and my life....   [tags: High school, Better, School, School types]

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Bowling For Columbine By Michael Moore

- “Bowling for Columbine” was a documentary film by Michael Moore which I found to be interesting, humorous, and an eye opener. “Bowling for Columbine" reminds us that this is a society where more than 11,000 people die every year from guns, where TV news and entertainment programs produce violent images, where banks give away rifles to customers, and where the public lives in fear of being robbed and killed. It shows us how easy it is to get a hand on a gun. The major reason for Moore to engage this subject was a tragic event....   [tags: Columbine High School massacre]

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The Tragedy Of Othello, The Moore Of Venice

- The tragedy of Othello, the Moore of Venice. As it hath beene diuerse times acted at the Globe, and at the Black-Friars, by his Majesties servants. Written by William Shakespeare set in Venice. The plot is based on a story about two people who love each other dearly and the problems and conflicts they face from the start. The conflicts are, for the most part, tied in with racial issues and questions of loyalty. These conflicts stem from the society around the couple, as well as from the couple themselves as they too are part of this society, but with very different backgrounds: The female protagonist is the daughter of a highly-respected Venetian senator: Brabantio....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Michael Cassio]

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The Other Wes Moore '

- “The state of Maryland had one of the highest graduation rates in the nation. Seventy-six percent of high school students who began high school in Maryland completed. In Baltimore County, the number was as high as 85 percent in some years. But in Baltimore City, where Northern High School was located, it was a dismal 38 percent” (Moore 108). In other words, on average, people who live in Baltimore City have a much lower education level than people who live in other cities. With these low high school graduation rates, people who live there have no motivation to succeed....   [tags: High school, Family, Military academy, Role model]

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V for Vendetta by Alan Moore

- V for Vendetta is a rather graphic novel written by Alan Moore in the late 1980's. The novel takes place in an alternate-reality; one in which Britain is ruled by a fascist government rules over Britain, and the rest of the world is believed to be in ruins due to nuclear war. The main protagonist/villain, depending on your viewpoint, of the story is a man simply called "V", He is a mysterious man and a self-described anarchist who survived a government experiment of a compound called Batch 5. Although his face is never shown in the book, V still draws the reader’s attention by being such a dark presence....   [tags: novel review, story and character anaysis]

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The Other Wes Moore The Path

- The factors that surround us when we are young create the people we become in the future. Usually the people and area that surround us influence the people we become in the future. If we grow up in an area with lots poverty crime and with parents that rarely give a care what we are doing with our lives. We are expected to probably lead a life of crime and violence. Unlike a person who is born in a well adjusted place with parents who concerned for their future are expected to lead better lives....   [tags: High school, Mother, Want, WANT]

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Idiot Nation By Michael Moore

- In his piece titled Idiot Nation, Michael Moore depicts many faults of the American education system. One quote that caught my attention was “teachers are politician’s favorite punching bags” (pg. 160). Teachers in the public school system are grouped together as the number one predicament when it comes to America’s lack of worldly knowledge. He goes on to discuss the much more egregious and omnipresent issues. I enjoyed Moore’s counter arguments, because I have always disagreed with this myth without knowing the actual problems in our schools....   [tags: High school, Education in the United States]

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Like Life by Lorrie Moore

- Like Life by Lorrie Moore thematically presents stories revolving around romance and how heartache and how irony can arise in a relationship. Two stories within her book present characters that are unable to cope with the "real world" and end up being lonely. “Vissi d’Arte” and “Starving Again” focuses more with male protagonists who both fail at creating a long lasting relationship and affection for something by being narrow minded and blind by their actions. In "Vissi d'Arte" a talented playwright living in seedy Times Square sacrifices everything good in his life for his still-unfinished masterpiece, which is then crushed by a Hollywood sharpie....   [tags: Vissi d'Arte, Starving Again]

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The Other Wes Moore

- ... The second Moore had been convicted to a life sentence, and would spend the rest of his life behind bars for the murder of a police officer during a robbery. The most tragedy thing is that this could have been the author’s life (Moore, 2011, p. xi). The writer through the mention such words make it clear to the reader that at some point in time, there is something that shaped the two fates and destinies, making one of the kids to end up as a criminal and the other a scholar. The two shared almost similar deviant situation as growing up in the same neighborhood in the Baltimore community; an area that was full of poverty, deviance and crime....   [tags: two main objetives, counter part]

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The Other Wes Moore '

- Recently, I readied the book called “The other Wes Moore”, the book is about two boys both raised by their single mother but raised up in two totally different environment, cause they went to two complete different schools, one went to a public school where most of the kids went there are poor and has a lot of problems; the other one went to a private school which is really nice most of b his peers are excellent. Their mother has totally different personality education levels and expectation to their children, one graduate from a community collage and the other one graduate from a famous four collage....   [tags: Education, Child, Higher education]

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Black Robe By Brian Moore

- The novel Black Robe by Brian Moore, follows the stories of many individuals but places a focus on the characters, Father Paul Laforgue, a priest who came to America to become a martyr, Daniel Davost, a young Frenchman who falls in love with an Algonkin, and Annuka, the Algonkin woman who struggles between her love for Daniel and her love for her people. This narrative follows their journey from the fur trading center of Québec to the distant village of Iwanchou that is in desperate need for a new priest to replace the ailing Father Jerome....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Other Wes Moore

- The story of two men growing up in the same neighborhood with similar backgrounds with the same name and eerily similar circumstances that leads and ultimately has each character ending up in very different places in life. Taking completely different paths to their futures is the setting of this story “The Other Wes Moore”. The way a person is shaped and guided in their developmental years does undoubtedly play a huge role in the type of person they will become in life. The author Wes does a good job of allowing you the ability to read this story and the circumstances surrounding the character his mother joy played such an important role in his success, while comparing the roll of Mary the...   [tags: memoir and autobiography]

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Marianne Moore's Poem “Poetry”

- Poetry like so many other things in life is complicated and easily misunderstood, similar to the poem entitled “Poetry” by Marianne Moore. Through her unique way of writing Moore uses literary devices imagery and personification to make the readers question why it is she has come to “dislike”(line 1) poetry. In particular, her word choice leaves a lot of room to wonder exactly why she has chosen to write it this way. A main theme that is represented in this poem is conformity and whether or not it is something to be followed....   [tags: words, ideas, imagery of conformity]

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Lorrie Moore

- Lorrie Moore is the author of three novels, four short story collections, and one children’s’ book spanning from 1985 till 2009. In a profile about Moore, done right before the release of Who Will Run the Frog Hospital, Lee states, “Since 1984, Moore has been teaching at the University of Wisconsin, as an English professor, and wrote at her own pace” (“About Lorrie Moore: A Profile”). Moore acknowledged in the same article, “I’ve rarely felt any pressure to publish, and I really like writing what I want, at a pace that is the natural one” (Lee)....   [tags: Author, Literary Analysis]

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Marianne Craig Moore

- Marianne Moore was an all-time good writer. She had many difficulties but she overcame them. Marianne Craig Moore was born in Kirkwood, Missouri on November 15, 1887. She was the second child of John Milton and his wife Mary Warner. John Moore invented a smokeless furnace but failed. He collapsed mentally and was institutionalized before Marianne was born, son she never knew him (Parrish 1). Moore grew up in her maternal grandfather’s home. Moore spent her first seven years in an affectionate, close-knit environment....   [tags: Biography, Writer, Analysis, Writing Style]

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Proof of an External World, by G.E. Moore

- Skepticism is the view that there is no way to prove that objects exist outside of us. Skeptics hold that we can not distinguish between dreams and reality, and therefore what we take to be true can very well be creations of our minds while we are nothing more than a simple piece of matter, such as a brain sitting in a vat that is connected to a machine that simulates a perfect representation of reality for the “brain” to live in.1 In the excerpt “Proof of an External World” from his essay of the same name, G.E....   [tags: Debate Against Skepticism]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Other Wes Moore '

- While reading the book The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore many readers come to find out why Wes states, “The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.” (Moore Introduction). What Wes is saying here is that both Wes Moore 's have a very similar life they shared the same name, they both lived in Baltimore with similar histories, yet they had two complete different lives. This is not to say that I agree with the statement, but rather disagree to an extent....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Mark Millar]

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The Meaning of What Are Years? by Marianne Moore

- In the poem “What Are Years?”, Moore clearly expresses her perception of life. Moore states that no one can truly understand the nature of their guilt or innocence. Everyone is “naked” to the dangers of existence. Moore defines courage as “resolute doubt,” having the ability, or the the "strength of spirit", to keep going even when defeated. To be strong, one must accept their own mortality. One must accept the reality of death and yet keep fighting to live. Although we are all imprisoned in a world of mortality, we must fight every day to give meaning to our life....   [tags: Poems, Poetry Analysis]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Other Wes Moore '

- The Other Wes Moore is a book about two kids who share more than one could expect. They share same name, they grew up in the same neighborhood, they both had a difficult childhood, and they both grew up fatherless, the list goes on. They might have been the same in many ways, but they grew up completely different. One day the author was reading the newspaper that featured him and he came across an article about a planned jewelry store robbery that went wrong. That article featured someone by the name of Wes Moore....   [tags: Family, Mother, Violence, Crime]

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The Other Wes Moore : Movie Review

- The Other Wes Moore, Book Review “This is the story of two boys living in Baltimore with similar histories and an identical name: Wes Moore” (xi). Wes Moore became obsessed with this man, who had the same name as himself, after seeing him in the newspaper. The two men were born just blocks away from each other. After the story of the robbery he wrote a letter to the other Wes, and he was surprised to get a response. They were intrigued to share their stories so Wes Moore decided to start regular visits with the other Wes; this inspired him to write a book about it....   [tags: Murder, Life imprisonment]

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Fahrenheit 9 / 11 By Michael Moore

- On September 11, 2001, two planes hit the Twin Towers in New York City, sending a state of devastation and fear across the globe. In 2004, President Bush announced to his Nation that America was starting a war in Iraq, in order to free the Iraqi’s. The mainstream media provided the public with a sensationalised and sanitised version of these events, requiring people to seek other media sources for an alternative view of the situation, and often finding the truth. Michael Moore released his documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11” in 2004, and critiqued the Bush Administration for their unnecessary invasion of Iraq....   [tags: Iraq War, Iraq, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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The Wes Moore 's ' The Other Wes '

- The Other Wes Moore Both Wes lived through similar circumstances that if one act had been done different their future could have been drastically different. This novel sheds the light on how two similar Lives can have surprisingly different outcomes when one chooses school and education while the other goes for the money and drugs. Growing up everyone has someone they look up to, and that certain individual helps shape the person they end up becoming as they get older, in the Wes’ case they did not have a father figure to guide them, but the different role models they did have played a big part in the person they each came out to be....   [tags: Mother, Personal life, Mary, Blessed Virgin Mary]

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Alan Moore's Watchmen

- Alan Moore’s “Watchmen” focuses on several characters throughout the novel making the idea of a main character moot. However, one character can be described as the most influential to the plot of the graphic novel. Rorschach can be seen as such due to the fact that he narrates a large portion of the novel, and his heroic code that he follows. Not only does he influence the plot by those two reasons, but also by uniting the characters after a long silence. The Comedian is the only character that almost perfectly fits as the character with the most influence on the plot of “Watchmen.” The death of his character allows for the plot to be set in motion....   [tags: Character Analysis, Parody, Reality]

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Alan Moore: The Father of Comic Books

- When you think of comic books, what do you think of. If you were to ask your parents they would probably tell you Superman or Spiderman, maybe even Batman or Wonder Woman. Some might mention something more, something that appears to be a comic book, but once opened is revealed to be a work of literary genius; a comic such as Watchmen, or perhaps even V for Vendetta. An author and artist of renowned recognition and admiration wrote both masterpieces. At first Alan Moore began his career as an artist for a detective story called Roscoe Moscow in 1979....   [tags: Biography]

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Stupid White Men By Michael Moore

- In Michael Moore 's Stupid White Men, he discusses many world and governmental issues facing America. He focuses on the corruption that has befallen the nation due to the Bush Administration. He forcefully gets his point across without worriment of opposing opinions. Moore focuses greatly upon political, environmental, economic and social issues due the Bush administration, which he believes to be the cause of many of today 's national issues. Moore’s Stupid White Men focuses on the damages done by the Bush Administration and its impact on national dilemmas....   [tags: Wall Street Crash of 1929, Stock market]

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Family Relations : The Other Wes Moore

- Family Ties in The Other Wes Moore James Baldwin once said, “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” In any family, one can see how parental guidance makes or breaks a child’s future. The author of The Other Wes Moore, Wes Moore, explores this idea by contrasting the outcomes of two men with the same name. As a decorated veteran, Rhodes scholar, and White House Fellow, the author hears of a man with his name wanted for murdering a police officer....   [tags: Family, Parent, Sibling, Mother]

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Client Development Manager, Rebakah Moore

- The core success of a business lies in its marketing strategy. Most aspects of your business depend on prosperous marketing techniques. The overall marketing includes advertising, public relations, promotions and sales. Marketing is a process by which a product or service is introduced and promoted to potential customers and the ability to keep a loyal customer base. Without marketing, your business may offer the best products or services in your industry, but none of your potential customers would know about it....   [tags: marketing strategy, advertising techniques]

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Case Analysis : Glassroth V. Moore

- Glassroth v. Moore, Maddox v. Moore United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2003 335 F.3d 1282 Facts Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy S. Moore placed a 5280-pound ton granite monument displaying the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama State Judicial Building. Procedure A group of lawyers consisting of Stephen R. Glassroth, Melinda Maddox and Beverly Howard filed two separate civil suits (Glassroth v. Moore and Maddox v. Moore) in Federal Court against Justice Moore in his official capacity as Chief Justice and in his official capacity as Administrative Head of the Alabama Judicial System, respectively, to have the monument removed....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Michael Moore 's Bowling For Columbine

- Compare and Contrast Essay During these films I had many thoughts over the message and main points that both Al Gore and Michael Moore presented. In “Bowling for Columbine” by Michael Moore there were many fallacies throughout his documentary. Al Gore explained and supported his main point with many facts and scientific evidence that convinced me in supporting his message he was trying to get across. Michael Moore’s documentary focused on the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado. Michael Moore searched for the answers as to why the two students decided to enter the school and shoot at the students....   [tags: Columbine High School massacre]

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Touchdown Jesus by Robert Laurence Moore

- ... Religion, Moore says, is always about something else. America lacks an established church and therefore religion organized itself in ways that resonated with the free market economy. Religion is commodified for this reason. Moore focused in on and observed religion’s involvement regarding women’s suffrage, immigration, and scientific neutrality. Women experience a political and social struggle to this day. Women are still not as privileged as men and a gender divide exist. Women have the opportunity to participate in politics by legal movements yet not culturally....   [tags: religion, prayers, church history]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Other Wes Moore '

- Knock Knock According to Milton Berle, “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door,” (Berle). As a college student, I agree with Berle, we can help create opportunity for ourselves and others. Recently, I finished the book “The Other Wes Moore” based on the lives of two individuals with the same name, Wes Moore, from Baltimore, Maryland. One Wes is sentenced in jail for the rest of his life, and the other Wes is a college graduate, an author, a husband, and a public speaker. The author Wes Moore claims “The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine....   [tags: Construction, Architecture, Mentor High School]

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Fahrenheit 9 / 11, By Michael Moore

- Presidents and other people of high power have the ability to do many things that some may disagree with and walk away with very minimal consequences. In the movie Fahrenheit 9/11, Michael Moore, shows how George W. Bush manipulates his power to fool the American people and enter into an unnecessary war. “There are some who feel like that if they attack us that we may decide to leave prematurely. They don 't understand what they are talking about if that 's the case... There are some who feel… that they can attack us there....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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Analysis Of Michael Moore 's ' Sicko '

- Alice Peng Dr. Butler English 1110.01 11 November 2015 Analysis on Sicko Michael Moore uses Sicko to criticize the media in the United States. Using a sarcastic tone throughout his film, Moore contrasts the free, universal health care in Canada, Britain, France, and Cuba and expensive, inefficient health insurance in the U.S. along with many other false messages broadcast on media. He reveals the healthcare differences between what is displayed on media and in reality. By exposing these contrasts, Moore shows that media is not so truthful to the public....   [tags: Universal health care, United States]

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The Other Wes Moore And The Young Boys

- As of 2016 there has been a population of 7.4 billion people on planet Earth, America alone makes up 323 million people; this also happens to be the third most populated country in the world with China being the first with approximately one billion, three hundred eighty-two million people. India following in second place with one billion, two hundred fifty-one million people. However this isn 't the only thing we have one of the highest numbers to , we are also known for the highest incarceration rates in the world....   [tags: Drug addiction, Crime, Drug, Incarceration]

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The Other Wes Anderson By Wes Moore

- Despite the belief that people can achieve extraordinary things regardless of their circumstances, One’s environment plays a monumental part in the chances of their success. An example of how environment influences fate is through two men named Wes Moore in the novel “The Other Wes Moore” by author Wes Moore. Author Wes reflects on his and the Other Wes’ life journey and their difficult lives through constant struggle in their neighborhood, school, and family issues. In many ways, Author Wes and Other Wes shared very similar characteristics regarding their personality and environment, but what astronomically differed was their upbringings....   [tags: High school, Education, Teacher, Public school]

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The Detective Brian Moore And The Triple Crown

- One year ago today, on a warm heartbreaking spring afternoon, a sea of blue and hundred of people gathered to pay their final respect for a young rising star in the NYPD - Detective Brian Moore who was shot in the line of duty. I remember it like it was yesterday; I was with family watching the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. American Pharoah won the derby; the first led of the Triple Crown. I received a text after the win, from a good friend who works in the NYPD to tell me a cop was shot in the head in Queens and his condition is unknown....   [tags: Police, Police officer, Friendship]

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Henry Moore : An Avant Gardist And A Surrealist

- In some instances we can review a selected group of artists all of which interpret humanity and set views and philosophy’s of existentialism. In other ways these particular set of artists sought out to project ideas of the human within artistic practice, whether it be through emotive language or aesthetically through form. A particular artist whose intention was to seek out the human form in an affirmative way was Henry Moore. Moore was an avant-gardist and very much like a humanist and a surrealist and would positively express how we understand ourselves through his work and what motivates us, for example Grey Tube Shelter (1940), in which he’d take on the role of observer within the underg...   [tags: Art, Modern art, Conceptual art, Fluxus]

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The Wes Moore 's ' The Other Wes '

- The Other Wes Moore is a book talking about two different men with the same name,Wes Moore. They were both raised up by a single mother and live in the same decaying city, Baltimore, where there are surrounded by drug and alcohol. However, the author Wes Moore’s parents completed their education and have a good job while his grandparents also were well-educated. But the other Wes Moore’s parents didn’t graduate from college, his mother tried to get the scholarship but failed, and his father left high school and don’t have a job either....   [tags: High school, Education, Higher education, Family]

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Analysis of What Are Years? by Marianne Moore

- In the poem “What Are Years,” written by Marianne Moore there are two poetic devices being used in order to convey the meaning of the poem. Through the use of different figures of speech and unique forms, she discusses the different life stages a person experiences. The entire poem is based on powerful metaphors used to discuss the emotions and feelings through each of the stages. For example, she states “The very bird/grown taller as he sings, steels/ his form straight up. Though he is captive (20-22).” These lines demonstrate the stage of adulthood and the daily challenges that a person is faced with....   [tags: Poems, Poetry Analysis]

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Analysis Of Roger And Me, By Michael Moore

- Roger and Me is a film documenting the lives of factory workers and the town of Flint, Michigan after the GM truck factory closed in 1989. Michael Moore, the film maker and narrator, appears biased and represents one-side. This bias was aided by the lack of availability of CEO Roger Smith, and the deliberate tactical maneuvers of GM to avoid Mr. Moore and any discussion of Flint, MI. The town of Flint existed because of the factories. The biggest employer on Flint was GM and the other businesses were supported by those working in the factories....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Factory, Cotton mill]

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Analysis Of Michael Moore 's ' Sicko '

- Sicko, a documentary by activist filmmaker Michael Moore, talks about the health care system in the United States. Stating the struggles of people who are uninsured and people who are insured. Not only the outrageous costs of insurance, but also the enormous profit pharmaceutical companies make out of their medical products people need. Interviewing various patients and doctors alike from across multiple countries such as, The United States, Canada, and United Kingdom, asking them about the cost, quality, and salary of healthcare....   [tags: Medicine, United States, Insurance, Pharmacology]

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What Are Years: Moore's Cohesive Contradiction

- Marianne Moore did not want a question mark after the title. In her words: “In my ‘What Are Years’ the printers universally have insisted on putting a question mark after the title: ‘What Are Years?’ It’s not that at all!” Moore intended her poem to be a meditation, not a question the speaker needs answered—she knows the answer, or at least has a developed theory of its irrelevance to attaining joy. “What Are Years” is a reflection on the human condition presented as a paradox with modernist overtones (Panopticpants), that, being mortal creatures, we live within the confines of time; each year we are dragged closer to death, but by surrendering to our mortality, by accepting our fate, we be...   [tags: mortality, soul, courage, meditation]

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Capitalism : A Love Story By Michael Moore

- In this essay, I will discuss how Marx’s Theory in the Communist Manifesto outlines how the Bourgeoisie supplies the proletariat with it’s own element of political and general education, which in the end, leads to the demise of the bourgeoisie and the capitalist class. In the movie, Capitalism: A Love Story by Michael Moore, he clearly outlines contemporary issues that show how the capitalist class causes it’s own demise through it’s selfish focus on profit and how a united population can eradicate slavery....   [tags: Marxism, Capitalism, Means of production]

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The Other Wes Moore : Argumentative Essay

- Argumentative Essay “The other Wes Moore” This book is telling a story about two African American boys (Wes A and Wes P) who have the same name and grew up at same community, but they have a very different life. The author, Wes A, begins his life in a tough Baltimore neighborhood and end up as a Rhodes Scholar, Wall Streeter, and a white house fellow; The other Wes Moore begins at the same place in Baltimore , but ends up in prison for the rest of his life. Then why do they have the same experience, but still have a totally different life....   [tags: High school, Public school, School types]

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The Documentary, Roger And Me, By Michael Moore

- The documentary, Roger and Me, by Michael Moore details the account of a town’s collapse after its main job supplier was eradicated. The town of Flint was long supported by a GM manufacturing plant. Multiple generations of families had been employed by this factory which was shut down by General Motors CEO and Chairman, Roger Smith. The effects of this closing can be seen in three major themes in sociology: social class within Flint became very distinct; poverty significantly increased along with its consequences; and the cycle of poverty was very easily identified in the aftermath of this collapse....   [tags: Poverty, Cycle of poverty, General Motors]

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