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Portrayal of Gays in the Media

- The media has had a significant shift from the past in their portrayal of gay people including in gay marriage and gay rights. In the 1980’s and 90’s the subject was much more taboo and the idea of gay marriage was popularly opposed. However today, the majority of Americans support legalizing gay marriage. What could be the reason for such a change. Could it be the media portrayal. Beginning in 1975, the first gay couple was shown on television. After that a variety of other programs included the ideas of homosexuality until 1991 when the first kiss between a same-sex couple was shown....   [tags: Media portrayal of LGBT]

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Ernest Hemingway’s Portrayal of Masculinity

- Ernest Hemingway’s Portrayal of Masculinity When thinking of masculinity in literature, one author has who has become synonymous with manliness comes to mind, Ernest Hemingway. Critics have spent countless hours studying his writing in order to gain insight into his world of manly delights, including his views on sex, war, and sport. His views can be seen through his characters, his themes and even his style of writing. The characters in Hemingway’s stories reveal much about how he feels about men and the role they should play in society....   [tags: Hemingway Code Hero Male Portrayal Essays ]

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Irresponsible Portrayal of Women in the Media

- “The foolish human,” Lord Krishma preached in the Bhagvad-Gita (holy book of Hindus), “who forcefully suppresses his or her sexual desire is a hyprocrite.” Between the two genders, does not this saying of Krishna prove true of females. Women are reduced to the status of objects due to the insistence of male dominance and desire in our patriarchal world. They are denied full expression of humanity if, as Lord Krishna preached, feeling desire is a very human “thing.” Society employs many mechanisms that perpetuate patriarchy and maintain the sexual imbalance in our world....   [tags: Portrayal of Women Essays]

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The Portrayal of Women in Pakistani Films

- In today’s world, movies play a major role in entertaining people. They are appealing to all age groups. Particularly, in Pakistan, where recreational activities are very less for Pakistanis, watching films is one entertainment even the poor class can afford. Saving few rupees for an evening once a week or a month in a cinema, is a cheap retreat for most of the poor Pakistanis. Gerbner’s cultivation theory suggests that media can affect beliefs of people regarding the social world. He states that ‘television, among modern media has acquired such a central place in daily life that dominates our symbolic environment, substituting its distorted message about reality for personal and other mean...   [tags: Women's Rights ]

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Portrayal Of Women During The Media

- Portrayal of Women in the Media My research topic I have chosen or the question I did my research on is: How does the way that women are portrayed on television affect the way women are seen in society. I am interested in this topic for the reason that in a lot of my classes we have been talking about stereotypes for women and also stereotypes of people just in general. I also have been learning a lot about the roles women have or what is expected of them compared to a man and what is expected of him....   [tags: Sociology, Gender role, Mass media, Gender]

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The Portrayal Of Women 's Media

- The Portrayal of Women in Media In order to break gender roles, we need to bring awareness to them and discuss the different stereotypes and factors associated with various gender roles. This is an important topic to discuss as stereotypes have built off these expected gender roles and are used both offensively and sarcastically. I would like to bring awareness to the stereotypes surrounding women to help diminish them and raise the overall self-confidence for women. I would also like to discuss the effect of the development of women’s behavior in the media on the actual behavior of women because of how prominent stereotypes can be in the media....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Role, Transgender]

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The Portrayal of Female Body in The Media

- It is virtually impossible to spend a day consuming media without hearing the troubling veracity of how the portrayal of female body in the media. This portrayal influences some females view themselves. Throughout the past century, the ideal body form ranged from the boyish looking flapper girl, to the hourglass, to today’s thin ideal. Thankfully, a new advertising movement embraces the female body in different shapes, colors, and sizes. This development has powerful supporters such as actress Jennifer Lawrence, who is known for refusing to lose weight for roles....   [tags: female body, weight, unrealist representations]

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The Portrayal Of Yahweh And The Hebrew Bible

- ... Defend your stance with specific reference to moments in the text. Achilles is prideful, vengeful, and has a tendency to withdraw. Although Achilles displays some interesting introspective views of the war between Gods, Achilles is not an admirable character due to how venomous and uncontrolled his emotions are. Early in the text Agamemnon lets the reader know how susceptible to anger Achilles is, stating how “[Agamemnon] couldn’t care less about . . . [Achilles’] famous anger” (Homer 234)....   [tags: Iliad, Greek mythology, Jacob, Trojan War]

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Portrayal of Women in the Twentieth Century

- The role of females during much of the Twentieth Century is domestic. Two well-known authors during this time period have conflicting views of how women fulfill these roles. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, the women portray two very different perspectives on the roles of women within families and the values they instill within their families. The value the women share about money is one of the most prominent perceptions the authors portray. Both pieces of Modern literature differ in the perception of a woman’s rightful role as well as the importance of family in relation to monetary wealth....   [tags: Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, role of women]

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A Fair Portrayal Of People With Disabilities

- Often times people with disabilities have abilities that go unrecognized because their disabilities are at the forefront at the cost of their individuality. Imagine not seeing people like yourself exemplified in the media. Furthermore, when you are finally represented it is in an undesirable light were the disabilities are emphasized not individuality of a person similar to you. Moreover, people with disability have a history of being concealed away in mental institutions and attics. Consequently, when they are not represented properly in the media they are continually being isolated from society....   [tags: Mental disorder, Disability, Wheelchair]

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Portrayal of Hispanics in the Media

- Mass media has become one of the most common ways to get information in society today. A poll done by The National Hispanic Media Coalition shows that about 66 percent of Americans watch major network and cable newscasts, while only 30 percent rely on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks to get their news and information (Rutgers). However, media does not only provide viewers or listeners with news, but it also moves the stereotypes, beliefs and values of the society to reproduce the existing order of social life (Bryn Mawr)....   [tags: Mass Media, Society, Information, News, Latinos]

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The portrayal of young people in the media.

- This essay will look at the different ways in which young people are portrayed in the media. It will focus on how the idea of childhood innocence has been challenged by the media and rather than ‘little angels’ children are now seen as ‘little devils’ in the public eye. By looking at ‘The Bulger Case of 1993’ we can see where the idea of ‘little devils’ and children as evil beings began. It will examine why media stories of young people are focused much more on negative aspects such as crime and gang culture rather than positive ones....   [tags: Media]

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The Portrayal Of The American Dream On Television

- A white family with a two-story house guarded by a picket fence was the early 20th century constructed image of the United States. There was one ideal of housemothers and working fathers smiling as they sat at dinner tables with their blue-eyed children, and another of dreams becoming realities to any who were willing to work for them. Of course, these were only the images the media portrayed. A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, James Truslow Adams, developed the term “American Dream” which flourished as an idealistic way of what it was like living in America (Richard O’Mara)....   [tags: Black people, Race, Human skin color]

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The Portrayal of Women in Advertising

- Within this essay I plan to discuss the portrayal of women in contemporary advertising and focus around the ideologies of the male gaze according to Laura Mulvey. Laura Mulvey is a feminist film theorist commonly known for her controversial essay, “visual pleasure and narrative cinema” written in 1973. This piece went on to be published in the influential British film journey screen. (Hein,2008) Her written views have achieved to shift the perception of film theories conventional structure known as psychoanalytic, which were written about by Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan....   [tags: advertisement]

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Gender And Portrayal Of Gender Roles

- Gender and the portrayal of gender roles in a film is an intriguing topic. It is interesting to uncover the way women have been idealized in our films, which mirrors the sentiments of the society of that period in time. Consequently, the thesis of this essay is a feminist approach that seeks to compare and contrast the gender roles of two films. The selected films are A few Good Men and Some Like it Hot. A Few Good Men (1992) is a classic American film, with classic gender disparity. The name itself is indication enough....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Gender identity]

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Portrayal of the Supernatural in Macbeth

- A modern audience has a lot in common with a Jacobean audience. We all want, or wanted I suppose, to watch an interesting story that can hold our interest for a few hours and maybe inspire a few laughs or a little philosophical thought if we are up for it. For a play to do this, it is important that it feels relevant to us as a viewer You could say that belief in the supernatural has gone out of vogue. Although there are many who still hold that there might be “more things in Heaven and Earth” than we can readily observe in our universe—whether those things be literal ghosts or a simple refusal to say the name of a play while in a theatre—modern popular belief is following a clear trend t...   [tags: Shakespeare plays ]

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Drug Portrayal Of The Media

- Drug portrayal in the media is increasing at an alarming rate, we can see drugs in a variety of different media outlets from original series on Netflix like “Orange is the new black” that is continuing to grow in popularity to movies and commercials for prescription drugs on television. Drug portrayal in the media is most influential to growing adolescents and can increase the use of illicit or licit substances that can be harmful and have potentially deadly affects to children at a young age....   [tags: Drug addiction, Drug, Addiction, Pharmacology]

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The Portrayal Of African American Families

- The portrayal of African American families has changed drastically since the 1950s. The media’s wide representation of African American families has varied from television and literature. The families differ in economic classes, generational differences and their sense of cultural heritage. Literary works such as Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun and Alice Walker’s Everyday Use depiction of families differs from television’s The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Blackish. Although they are all African American families, they each face different problems with society....   [tags: Family, African American, Social movement]

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The Portrayal Of African American Theatre

- ... Each of these characters were negative stereotypes of black women. In a world where the “mammy, tragic mulatto, and the Topsy figure” were once the only characters a black woman could play, Regina Taylor’s acting achievements stand out (Elam 20). Regina Taylor received her B.A. in theatre in 1981 from Southern Methodist University (Hill 465). Taylor also helped usher in a new era for African American theatre by becoming the first black female to ever play Juliet in Romeo and Juliet on Broadway....   [tags: Black people, African American, African diaspora]

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The Portrayal Of Her Self Identity

- ... His condescending and controlling treatment of his wife signifies how many women were imprisoned behind damaging social definitions of being a female. While her lofty husband John is a representation of all men during that society, the yellow wallpaper itself is one of the main figurative symbols in the story. The yellow wallpaper can be interpreted to embody many qualities regarding the narrator. The narrator exclaims: “It is the strangest yellow, that wallpaper. It makes me think of all the yellow things I ever saw-not beautiful ones like buttercups, but old foul, bad yellow things” (Gilman 316)....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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The Portrayal Of Women 's Advertising

- ... People are easily influenced by society. Women in Western culture use the images of the ideal body found in advertisements, and use it as a comparison as to what the need to look like. They are perceiving their body in a negative ways due to the fact that they do not match up to those unrealistic images. The relationship between the expectations that one has and the reality of it is strong enough to cause women to become dissatisfied with the way they are. It may be argued that advertisements in western culture have always shaped bodies and the way that women perceive them....   [tags: Culture, Western culture, Sociology]

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Media Portrayal of Transgender Characters

- The depiction of transgender women characters in mainstream television has been offensive, insulting and derogatory. An article from GLADD called “Victims or Villains: Examining Ten Years of Transgender Images on Television”, examines 102 episodes and storylines on mainstream television that contained transgender characters since 2002. Of these, more than half were characterized as containing negative representations of transgender. In 2007 only 1% of television series had a recurring transgender character, which has slowly increased to 4% in 2013....   [tags: Transgender TV Characters]

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Love Portrayal of Jack London

- Love Portrayal Of Jack London Throughout the novel The Call of the Wild Buck is thrown into a vast amount of obstacles. Buck is a half Saint Bernard and Half Sheepdog who is stolen from a home in California. He was then sold as a sled dog in the arctic where he would begin his adventure. Buck undergoes many challenges that can be related to human beings. The two experiences that everyone goes through are love and death. According to Jack London in The Call of the Wild, love and death are portrayed as bitter, sweet, and deadly....   [tags: death, love, obstacles, adventure]

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Gender Portrayal Of Female Stereotypes

- ... They began their article by explaining conservative humor, which is one of the two distinctions that they had found in humor research. Conservative humor “makes fun of disempowered and weaker segments of society, thus contributing to reaffirmation of social inequality” (Shifman and Lemish 254). An example of conservative humor is sexist humor, which has been a significant part of patriarchal cultures for hundreds of years. Conservative humor portrays women as “stupid, illogical, ignorant or irresponsible, and it tends to build on sexual objectification of women” (Shifman and Lemish 255)....   [tags: Gender, Female, Male, Sex]

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The Portrayal of Female Artists

- When looking at the music industry today, it is clear there is an imbalance between portrayals of men and women. Usually one is used to seeing female artists prance around in tight little outfits showing all parts of their body, while the looks of men do not matter. Many women feel they need to fulfill sexual roles in the music industry. Perhaps female artists dress in a provocative manner to get noticed and to make it big in the industry. However, in Ann Powers’ article, she mentions that Klein states, “I want to see more images of women showing audiences what’s in their hearts and minds; I want to see less of what’s on the outside” (2)....   [tags: Sexuality, Attractiveness]

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Gender Portrayal Of Women Empowerment

- Who ever said that a king has to be a man. Since birth, we are categorized into two extremes, “male” or “female.” Oddly enough, one does not become a man or woman until a significant amount of years on earth. What alters us internally to achieve that status. Being a woman in the 21st century is challenging in the sense that although the human race has advanced light years with technology, there are still negative sexist portrayals of females in advertisements. ZU, publisher of the ad, is a shoe company that seemingly portrays women empowerment....   [tags: Gender, Female, Woman, Male]

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Jane Austen's Portrayal of Marriage

- Jane Austen is a well known and loved author. Some of her novels of romantic fiction have been turned into films and they have aroused intense emotional attachments among the readers and viewers. Her books have become the basis for the true love romance story since their appearance on the literary scene. Today, Jane Austen is as popular as ever and revered as much as any literary figure in history because of her realism and biting social commentary. Austen’s plots highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security, and moral issues....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Portrayal Of Native Americans

- Since the beginning of America’s history; the portrayal of Native Americans and their culture has often been misunderstood, and therefore misrepresented by European Americans. Considering, that during early times European Americans held almighty egocentric views of themselves (conviction that one’s own ethnic group, culture, nation is superior simply because you are a part of it” (Early Images of Native Americans: The Origins of the Stereotypes). Often, their collective personal opinions became popular belief....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Baldwin 's Portrayal Of Music

- ... Baldwin portrays music as a language of its own giving words and meaning to those who cannot speak, or those cannot understand. Sonny’s music is used as an attempt to commune with the audience. He plays in hopes that through his music he will finally be understood and the gap between him and others can cleared. By playing his music “Sonny’s fingers filled the air with life, his life”(Baldwin) and is able to tell the story of his blues. Through Sonny’s music the he is finally able to communicate his feelings to the narrator: “Freedom lurked around us and I understood, at last, that he could help us to be free if we would listen, that he would never be free until we did....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Understanding, Emotion]

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Shakespeare's Portrayal of Women

- As Shakespeare wrote Hamlet, the fiction was set in the Renaissance era and therefore the persona of women was reflective of that period. The natural stereotype of that time viewed women as weak, fickle, and dependent of the men in their society and subject to the decisions that men make for them. It was an exceedingly common depiction and very rarely was it proven wrong to the men of that time. Women’s rights were nonexistent in this time period so it wasn’t unusual for the portrayal of women to be so negative and offensive....   [tags: Shakespeare]

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Gender Portrayal

- Gender Portrayal. The 1950s. Change. One may wonder what these words mean, today, here, these words shall be explained . Gender portrayals are how a gender, such as the only two, Male and Female, are portrayed in media and social life. In the 1950s bread was .14 cents, bomb shelter plans were sold, Dwight D. Eisenhower was president and people were afraid of communists invading America and turning them into communists (American Cultural History). New technologies were arising, like computers and color television, and with this new technology; the advertising industry was born, and with them, new kinds of gender portrayals....   [tags: change, media, social life]

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Men and Women in British Literature

- ... Adam and Eve is the most realistic dramatization of man and woman because it shows that life can be enjoyed if you are not perfect. While it played on the expected roles of men being superior and women being beautiful, it also portrayed the bond that two people may share by using each other’s strengths to better themselves. Milton did a wonderful job portraying women differently than many works by creating Eve in a positive image. While Eve may not have been as smart as other females in literature, she possesses character, morality, and honesty that is not seen in great detail by others....   [tags: portrayal throughout history]

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The Role of Media and Advertizing in Today's Society

- Media and advertising play a very important role in today’s society. Therefore as humans it can affect our thoughts, decisions, and actions. Society gains these negative perceptions from media, unfortunately not from personal relationships. African American males are portrayed in a negative manner in media, such as that all African American males are troublesome, inadequate fathers, womanizers, and are uneducated. “Research has disclosed that most serious crimes such as (homicide, rape, robbery ,and assault) in inner cities are committed by a very small proportion of African American youth, some 8% by estimates.”(Balkaran)”....   [tags: negative portrayaL of African Americans]

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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

- Let’s talk about the characters in The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, and their various personalities. Alan Bradley’s character portrayal in the book is generally in strict accordance to the social values and beliefs during the period of time the story is set in. His characters reflect the realistic, British people of the 1950’s. However, Flavia de Luce, the main character, is, in a way, the stereotypical rebellious protagonist, and one of the only characters in the book whose traits do not follow the traditions of the time....   [tags: Gender Portrayal, Character Development]

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The Portrayal Of The White Guilt By Leigh Anne

- ... An ongoing plotline, it is documented throughout the film that Michael’s mother was a drug addicted, abusive, and promiscuous woman who has over a dozen children with many different men. Michael is taken from her by Child Protective Services when he is young, and he has flashbacks to this moment of being taken from her throughout the film. There is no question his separation from his mother at such a young age led to his lack of developing social, academic, and emotional skills. The highlight of this portrayal is when Leigh Anne travels into the projects and tracks down Michael’s biological mother....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race]

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Women, Crime, and the Media

-   Media representation has always been a topic of debate, from representation of minority groups, individuals with mental illnesses and gender presentations. The latter, of course, turns mostly towards the female characters as they are presented in various medias; movies, news, and television shows. The representation of women in the media has always been leaning more towards ‘pleasing’ than it is towards informative or accurate. Representation of female offenders in the media has not deviated from the route that other representations of female factions has gone, focusing more on what is pleasing and entertaining than what is not harmful to the demographic as a whole....   [tags: portrayal based on race & ethnicity]

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Wife And Mother Portrayal Of The 1950 ' S

- Wife and Mother Portrayal The women of the 1950’s are portrayed as happy, lovely, domestic, the cook, the maid, a mother, and loyal wife to their breadwinner husbands. The husbands worked at their well-paying jobs while the women’s role was to stay home, cook, clean, and take care of the children. These women are well dressed in elegant dresses, high heels, pearl necklace, and always looking like they were ready to go somewhere, and portraying the joy of a clean home or a new appliance. The roles started to shift in the 70’s with “Mary Tyler Moore” as an independent woman who was single, living by herself, working and forming bonds with friends and co-workers....   [tags: Gender role, Woman, Gender, Situation comedy]

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The Portrayal of Industrialization in London by William Blake

- ... It is in “marks of weakness, marks of woe,” of passerby’s that the speaker identifies the sense of depression that has descended like the smog of an industrial city, upon its inhabitants. This entity that takes with it the hope and light of a city is articulated through increasingly dark imagery such as “blackening Church” and “midnight streets.” His degradation of a church, a seemingly pure symbol that could be believed to have withstood the assault of sin is made unclean by the oppressive nature of manufacturing....   [tags: morality, imagery, machines]

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Portrayal of Mental Illness in Girl, Interrupted

- The novel Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen shows the reader what life is like inside of a mental hospital in 1967. In this autobiographical novel, Susanna Kaysen is admitted into McLean Hospital, where she spends two years forced to follow the hospitals strict rules and being subjected to the nurse's constant checks and constant invasions of privacy. The movie was directed by James Mangold in 1999, and while it maintained some of the major elements in the book, several side characters were left out, such as Georgina's boyfriend Wade and the drug addict Torrey, and major plots were changed or left out completely....   [tags: movie, novel, hospital]

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The Portrayal Of Women From Fairy Tales

- The portrayal and role of characters in fairy tales is often something limited to gender; the adherence or deviation from those prescribed expectations is what labels a character 'good ' or 'bad ', particularly in the case of women. Female character were expected to be 'good ', which was described as following the rules and being submissive to embody the idea of femininity, and commonly described only by how beautiful and fair tempered they were. Women with outstanding characteristics outside the idea of femininity, such as ambition, vanity, greed, or want of authority, were handed the roles of the wicked witches, ogres, stepmothers, or were simply unimaginably ugly and made a point of de...   [tags: Woman, Gender role, Gender, Fairy tale]

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The Portrayal of Gender Issues in Lysistrata by Aristophanes

- Lysistrata is a bawdy play written by the comic playwright from ancient Athens, Aristophanes. This age-old comedy details the quest of one Athenian woman’s crusade to put an end to the incessant Peloponnesian War. As a method of non-violent resistance, Lysistrata, along with other women who hail from Athens and other warring states, capitalize on their sexuality. In a male-dominated society, the deprival of sexual privileges by these women render their husbands and lovers powerless. In an attempt for peace, a comical yet crucial battle of the sexes erupts....   [tags: sexuality, femininity, misogynistic ]

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Portrayal of Women in Rap and Music Videos

- Misogyny and degradation of women is present in almost every genre of music, yet the one genre that completely revolves around demeaning women is rap. Over the years rap and rap music videos have continually become more sexual and degrading towards women. Rap has been criticized numerous times for this reason, and that is because rap is one of the most popular genres of music for the younger generations. It is more than a genre of music, it is a complete industry filled with clothing and other merchandise....   [tags: Feminism Rap Women]

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False Portrayal of Mental Illness in the Media

- False Portrayal of Mental Illness in the Media Protagonist The movie “The Roommate,” revolves around a young girl named Sarah (Minka Kelly) who is starting her freshman year of college. Little does she know that she has a roommate that is diagnosed with numerous mental disorders that she is not treating by taking her medication. When they are initially acquainted as roommates, Sara comes across as being innocent and depicts very normal behavior. However, as soon as Rebecca and Sarah become closer to each other, Rebecca forms an obsession with Sara and strange events begin to occur....   [tags: The Roommate, Film Analysis]

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"Gladiator": An Accurate Portrayal of Roman History

- The Gladiator epic directed by Riley Scott (2000) is based on real life events of the Roman Empire, their society, as well as the role of gladiators. Scott tried to portray the Roman culture as accurately as he could, and even went further to ensure his authenticity by hiring several historians to do so . It is supported by the findings of historians’ research. The film is historically accurate in most parts, including the role of gladiators; gladiatorial games and the aspects of Roman society such as the religions and beliefs....   [tags: Film Review]

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Portrayal of Arabs in Biased American Media

- Some American Media outlets prove to be biased; the information they mediate through discourse pictures and videos are often slanted. In order to be able to recognize the impartial from the one-sided opinion, and in order to learn how language, images and videos work to create meaning, one should rely on the science of semiotics. This paper will apply a semiotic approach in analyzing the attacks directed to Arabs by some biased American Media outlets. The first part will deal with discourse and will explain some properties in language; the second part will be devoted to images and to their Machiavelli use in achieving meaning; in the third part, it will attempt to decipher the hidden inform...   [tags: A Semiotic Analysis]

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Media Portrayal of Women and Its Effects

- Throughout the century, the ideal image of a woman has changed drastically, which can be directly attributed to the powerful persuasion of media. This ideal image has transformed from a voluptuous, size 14, 1950’s Marilyn Monroe to a 5’9, 100 pound, 1990’s Kate Moss. The most shocking aspect is specifically what young girls are now doing to achieve this “Kate Moss” image. Through the utilization of advertisements and stars on the big screen, this female portrayal directly targets the physical and mental well-being of females in cultures across the globe....   [tags: lolita effect, ideal woman, woman image]

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Irving's Portrayal of Women in His Novels

- In his stories the women were not portrayed as nice. Women were usually nagging and would fight with their husbands. Some critics felt that Irving took an anti-feminism approach to his writing. However some critic feel that The Legend of Sleepy Hollow shows importance of marriage. Some critics also argue the quality of his work. Some pieces of his work are considered remarkable. While other pieces of his work are considered not to be that good. Irving’s health was also not very good and he had tuberculosis....   [tags: sleepy hollow, RIP van winkle]

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The Media 's Portrayal Of Race Inequality

- In America today, there is a growing problem regarding the media’s portrayal of race inequality. Whether the media is television, cable, radio or social sites, an individual’s race seems to be highlighted rather than focusing on the actual story being covered. This is best said when the Freedom House states, “The United States is…unique with respect to the number and magnitude of the laws, policies, enforcement and monitoring agencies that are meant principally to curb racial bias, enhance racial integration, and direct public attention to actions and policies deemed to have an unfair impact on African Americans or other minorities, most notably Hispanics” (Racial Inequality)....   [tags: Racism, Race, Race, White people]

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The Media 's Portrayal Of Anti Islam

- ... This type of confusion perpetuates fear increasing anti-Muslim Sentiment. Distorted representations of Islamic and Arabs are and have always been in the media. President Obama stated, “Here in America, many people personally don’t know someone who is Muslim. They mostly hear about Muslims in the news — and that can obviously lead to a very distorted impression.” There is clarification only if there is an act of terrorism not induced by Muslims. As the media was reporting the play by play events of 9/11, images of men covered from head to toe in black with what we would refer to as ethnic dressing were flashed across the screen as people were seen jumping out of a burning building....   [tags: Islam, Muslim, Caliphate, Middle East]

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The Media 's Portrayal Of Anti Islam

- ... As the media was reporting the play by play events of 9/11, images of men covered from head to toe in black with what we would refer to as ethnic religious extremist clothing were flashed across the screen as people were seen jumping out of a burning building. Rather than discussing how these terrorists were different, radical extremists with a corrupt mislead view of Islam, Cawo Abdi reports, “This brutal minority has become the de facto defining feature of the Islamic world, not only driving European and American political and military interventions in the Muslim world, but also anchoring the rhetoric of dictatorial leaders in all Muslim-majority countries” (Abdi)....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Muslim world, Ummah]

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The Portrayal Of So Many Reported Rapes

- ... The high proportion of episodes featuring these types of cases lead one to falsely believe that stranger-rape and cases with a female perpetrator are common occurrences. This elicited a strong response by a blogger and rape victim, Melissa McEwan. She asserts that Law & Order: SVU misrepresents the truth behind rape by having disproportionate amounts of stranger-rape cases, cases involving female attackers, and victims making false accusations (McEwan). Others feel as though Law & Order: SVU is giving off a false assurance that the police will believe the rape victim’s claim and investigate it to as full an extent as the detectives on the show do....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Police, Sexual assault]

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Medias Portrayal Of Cold War Espionage

- ... Ancient espionage was very successful in civilizations that used it and has been documented in almost every civilization that did document such things. In terms of intelligence gathering, it “is as old as civilization itself, and once the steps in the process have been identified, they can be traced in almost any civilization that left historical records.” The tactics that the various countries used can be seen in the modern techniques of espionage and made some of the countries very powerful....   [tags: Soviet Union, World War II]

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LGBT Community and Discrimination.

- When one hears the words “LGBT” and “Homosexuality” it often conjures up a mental picture of people fighting for their rights, which were unjustly taken away or even the social emergence of gay culture in the world in the1980s and the discovery of AIDS. However, many people do not know that the history of LGBT people stretches as far back in humanity’s history, and continues in this day and age. Nevertheless, the LGBT community today faces much discrimination and adversity. Many think the problem lies within society itself, and often enough that may be the case....   [tags: homosexuality, media portrayal]

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Family Portrayal in the Film The Castle

- The Castle is a movie primarily about a family sticking together and their fight for the right to live in their own home. The Castle’s portrayal of family is both positive and negative. The Castle depicts many positive images of the family throughout the movie. From the very start of the film, it is easy to see that the Kerrigans are a very close knit family. They always eat their dinner together, with the TV turned ‘down’, and talk about their day. Around the dinner table the family shows support for each other, and recognizes anything a family member may have achieved, like when Darryl beams with pride telling the family about how Dale dug a hole....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Portrayal Of The Theatre Of The Absurd

- The Portrayal of the Theatre of the Absurd Throughout literature, much has been assumed and gathered about the state of man and his purpose in life. Different poets, novelists, and playwrights have employed the powerful tools of language to broadcast their respective statement to the literate world. Many authors stand out for their overly romanticized or horribly pessimistic notations on life, but only Samuel Beckett stands out for his portrayal of absence. As Democritus, a Greek philosopher, noted, "nothing is more real than nothing," a quote which became one of Beckett's favorites and an inspiration for his masterful plays (Hughes 1)....   [tags: Beckett Literature]

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Portrayal of Women in Homer's Odyssey

- The Odyssey:  Portrayal of Women How does Homer portray women in the epic, The Odyssey?  In order to answer this question you must look at woman and goddesses as two separate groups of "people".  This is because they are portrayed in tow separate ways.  You see, a regular woman like Penelope is looked at as beautiful but has very few rights.      If we first look at Penelope we see how beautiful she must be, because we know that she has a lot of suitors staying at her house and they all want to marry her.  It is not until later on that we find out how low in society mortal women are.  The first time this is shown is when Telemukus has to choose one of the suitors to be his mother...   [tags: Homer Odyssey womody]

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Portrayal of Teens in the Media

- Portrayal of Teens in the Media No Works Cited Have you ever met someone who acted just as teens are stereotyped. Not many people have because they do not exist. Real teens are poorly portrayed in the media and are the complete opposite of their stereotypes. Books and TV shows make teens out to be wild or crazy, irresponsible and out of control. One hardly ever hears about teen-heroes. Instead, newspapers and magazines are plastered with stories of teens and crime. And while looking at commercial billboards and other related media, the regular teen seems to be sex-crazed and image-obsessed....   [tags: Papers]

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The Portrayal of Women in American Literature

- The Portrayal of Women in American Literature Throughout American Literature, women have been depicted in many different ways. The portrayal of women in American Literature is often influenced by an author's personal experience or a frequent societal stereotype of women and their position. Often times, male authors interpret society’s views of women in a completely different nature than a female author would. While F. Scott Fitzgerald may represent his main female character as a victim in the 1920’s, Zora Neale Hurston portrays hers as a strong, free-spirited, and independent woman only a decade later in the 1930’s....   [tags: Papers Essays]

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The Portrayal of Female Athletes in Film

- The Portrayal of Female Athletes in Film Portrayals and stories of women in sport and film are varied and unique to the woman, but some common threads can be found throughout these films. Understanding the culture of sport and how women are depicted as athletes in movies shows how society at large views women. The perseverance and strength of women athletes in unjust or unfair situations regarding their sport is a very important and all too common theme. Often in movies with women athletes, are breaking a mold or breaking assumptions about women....   [tags: Movies]

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The Portrayal of Nature in To a Skylark and To Autumn

- The Portrayal of Nature in To a Skylark and To Autumn ‘To a Skylark’ and ‘To Autumn’ are two poems written by different Romantic poets. Although both are typical of the Romantic period, they differ in many ways. They both have different styles. Both poets elaborate on two different aspects of nature. ‘To a Skylark’, is written by Percy Bysshe Shelley. It compares the Skylark to many different things and it describes how the Skylark manages to exceed all of these things. The poem highlights all of the bird’s qualities....   [tags: Papers]

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The portrayal of women in The Great Gatsby

- The portrayal of women in The Great Gatsby Since the concept of society exists, women have been classified differently from men. Women have always been the "weak sex", which is meant to obey and please men. This has changed and now there is a relative equality between sexes, but surprisingly, the image of women only started to change significantly in the last 100 years, and even in this century discrimination still takes place. In the 1930's society had still a very primitive view of women, even if they had acquired rights such as the right to vote, this had just occurred in the 1920's....   [tags: English Literature]

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Portrayal of Women in The Good Earth

- Portrayal of Women in The Good Earth The Good Earth focuses around the life of a Chinese peasant, Wang Lung, who struggles to overcome a poverty-stricken life. The accounts of Wang Lung's life portray traditional China. One prominent aspect of this story is how women were depicted in society. The role of women in China is woven throughout the novel. Depending on their social status, each female character within the novel gives readers a different perspective of a woman's role during this period....   [tags: Good Earth Essays]

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The Portrayal of Women in the Media

- The Portrayal of Women in the Media Redbook magazine are devoted to selling products ranging from shoes to shampoo. The entire magazine only has only 210 pages. Approximately 6-8 min of every half hour television show is produced by ad agencies. Americans are bombarded with advertisements. We see them everyday in many different forms and through different mediums. Advertisers study America’s population through a systematic breakdown and analysis of our likes and dislikes in relation to our differences....   [tags: Advertisements Advertising Stereotypes Essays]

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Portrayal of Asian Americans in the Media

- Abstract My research focused on the coverage of Asian Americans in contemporary mass media. The following types of media were researched: ·     Music ·     Television ·     Films ·     Magazines I gave several examples where Asian Americans were used to play very simple characters. These roles were defined by stereotypes that exist in America. I also researched instances on counter actions taken by Asian Americans to protest against these negative images. My research also has examples of Asians that have succeeded in breaking through the racial barriers in the media....   [tags: Stereotyping Asian Americans]

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The Portrayal of Young Women on Television

- The Portrayal of Young Women on Television Television is widely known to represent and reinforce the mainstream ideology of contemporary western culture. While television's representations of women has changed greatly in the last twenty years, in order to accommodate the changing role of women in society. one is left to ask how much the ideology has changed behind the more modern representations of women. "Television is regarded by many viewers to be the most 'real' form of media"....   [tags: Papers]

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Shakespeare's Portrayal of the Supernatural in Macbeth

- Shakespeare's Portrayal of the Supernatural in Macbeth The supernatural plays a considerable part in Shakespeare's "Macbeth". "Macbeth" is one o the well admired historical tragedies by William Shakespeare. It is believed to be written in the reign of James 1, Elizabethan times. At that, particular time suspected witches were greatly concerned. The play is about the rise and fall of the Scottish king Macbeth who ruled Scotland between 1040 - 57AD. Macbeth and his wife are seen by those who watch the play as evil partners, ruthless murderers who began as a normal couple but who took the wrong track led by their evil thoughts....   [tags: Papers]

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The Portrayal of Youth in the Media

- The Portrayal of Youth in the Media Introduction I am going to write a peace of coursework on how young children and the media portrays young adults. I will see how different media pieces give their views on how the youth of today and how they portray them as thugs and disturbers of the peace or as obliging but misunderstood people. Development I am going to study the two pieces of media. The first one I will analyse is an article by BBC news Online: UK which was realest on Wednesday 20th of March 2002, the other piece is an article from Edinburgh evening news....   [tags: Papers]

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The Portrayal of Childhood in Jane Eyre

- The Portrayal of Childhood in Jane Eyre Jane Eyre is a novel written in the first person about her life. It follows her life from the eyes of an un-moulded child, to a moulded young woman. Charlotte Brontë was the author of the book and a lot of the book reflected aspects of her life, this added a more personal and atmospheric feel to the book. I think the genre of the book can be classed by a mixture of two: the gothic novel and the romantic novel. I think this, because the gothic novel includes many themes such as the mysterious and horrific or unexplained....   [tags: Papers]

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Portrayal of the Characters in Frankenstein

- Portrayal of the Characters in Frankenstein      In the novel Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, the characters have been portrayed effectively. Much of the interactions between characters, and characteristics of the characters have been based on events which have occurred in Shelley's own life, or they represent what she believes is important. For example, Victor is portrayed as having a strong passion for science, and a poor understanding of relationships. Elizabeth is shown as a stereotypical woman of the time, who is also very powerless....   [tags: Frankenstein essays]

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Portrayal of Native Americans in Film

- When Columbus first set foot in the New World, he believed that he had arrived in the islands just off the coast of Cipango, known today as China. Thinking this, he called the people that he met Indians, as they lived on the islands that he falsely believed were the Indies. The term Indian spread back to Europe, as did the term Indies, and to this day, Native Americans are known as Indians, and the Caribbean islands are referred to as the West Indies. The Indians populated a much greater area than Columbus could have imagined, covering the land of two Continents....   [tags: Native American Stereotypes in Film]

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The Portrayal of Women in Advertising

- Women – beautiful, strong matriarchal forces that drive and define a portion of the society in which we live – are poised and confident individuals who embody the essence of determination, ambition, beauty, and character. Incomprehensible and extraordinary, women are persons who possess an immense amount of depth, culture, and sophistication. Society’s incapability of understanding the frame of mind and diversity that exists within the female population has created a need to condemn the method in which women think and feel, therefore causing the rise of “male-over-female” domination – sexism....   [tags: How Women Are Portrayed in Advertisements]

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Portrayal of Women in Homer's Odyssey

- The Portrayal of Women in Homer's Odyssey In the first section of Odyssey, mortal women are presented to us as controlled by the stereotypes and expectations of the culture of the day, and it is only within that context that we can consider the examples Homer provides of women to be admired or despised. He provides us with clear contrasts, between Penelope and Eurycleia on the one hand, and Helen and Clytemnaestra on the other. In Penelope’s case, it is made clear that her freedom of action is strictly controlled....   [tags: Homer Odyssey womody]

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Portrayal of Women in Shakespeare's Hamlet

- Portrayal of Women in Shakespeare's Hamlet   Shakespeare was possibly the first writer to portray women as strong, crafty, and intelligent. However, he has still received criticism from feminists about his representation of women. Some have even accused him of misogyny. There are only two female characters in the play Hamlet - Gertrude, Hamlet's mother and Ophelia, daughter of Polonius. Any debate based upon gender roles must therefore focus upon these two characters. Shakespeare portrays Gertrude as a woman of power and intelligence - she was Queen for a considerable amount of time - we can safely assume at least 30 years - and she is asked advice on matters by King Claudius - "Do you t...   [tags: Essays on Shakespeare Hamlet]

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Portrayal of Utopia in The Tempest

- Portrayal of Utopia in The Tempest        In The Tempest, Shakespeare allows the audience to appreciate the possibilities of utopian society and whatever this may posses.  Being the good, and bad so that they can see that problems can arise in such a society. The Tempest can be thus seen as a window into the dimensions of utopian societies. While his characters take on the role of the leaders of the utopian societies, Shakespeare uses his creation to portray the social questions and beliefs of society of how a utopian environment should be....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Inaccurate Portrayal of the Dinosaur Face

- Inaccurate Portrayal of the Dinosaur Face As time goes on, Paleontologists discover more and more fossil remains, and with that more and more information about dinosaurs. Yet even with the great deal of fossils that have been discovered in the past century, scientists are still forced to make educated guesses about certain dinosaur behaviors, traits, and appearance. Dr. Lawrence Witmer’s recent research addresses this issue. Dr. Witmer argues that the fleshy nostril of dinosaurs lies in a different place than has been assumed and portrayed for over the last one hundred years....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]

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ESPN: Portrayal of Sports on Television

- ESPN: Portrayal of Sports on Television Sports have played a big in role throughout the history of television. Without the television, sport fans would not be able to tune into NFL games on Sunday and Monday nights. They wouldn’t be able to sit at home and watch every basketball game played during March Madness. The television has given everybody around the world a chance to watch some of the biggest and best sporting events that have ever taken place. However, for a long amount of time there was no television show that was dedicated towards just sports....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays]

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Kafka and his Portrayal of Characters

- Kafka’s Portrayal of Characters Franz Kafka, born on July 3, 1883 in Bohemia, in the city of Prague, has been recognized as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Virtually unknown during his lifetime, the works of Kafka have since been recognized as symbolizing modern man's distress and distorted alienation in an unintelligible, hostile, or indifferent world. None of Kafka’s novels were printed during his lifetime, and it was only with reluctance that he published a fraction of his shorter fiction....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Portrayal of Women in the Media

- Portrayal of Women in the Media Gender is the psychological characteristics and social categories that are created by human culture. Doing gender is the concept that humans express their gender when they interact with one another. Messages about how a male or female is supposed to act come from many different places. Schools, parents, and friends can influence a person. Another major factor that influences millions of impressionable females and males is television. Not only does the television teach each sex how to act, it also shows how one sex should expect the other sex to act....   [tags: Women Television Gender Psychology]

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Portrayal of Religious Individuals by Television

- Portrayal of Religious Individuals by Television The recent series of the BBC2 show, Coupling, presented an episode where a very religious Christian, James, was presented. In this episode, James was a presenter for a religious programme at a radio station, and meets Jane, who has an extremely stereotypical view on Christians. Jane is non religious herself, which is assured when she mentions that "I'm Christian too, I just happen to dress well" - which presents the typical outlook of many people nowadays, that believe Christians tend to wear 'out of fashion' clothing....   [tags: Papers]

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Portrayal of Christianity in the Media

- Portrayal of Christianity in the Media In this piece of coursework I am going to write an essay about how Christianity is portrayed in the media. I'm going to write about mainstream shows such as Songs of Praise and Paradise found. I am also going to write about how a Christian issue is dealt with on Eastenders which was Euthanasia. Then I am going to write about how Homosexuality is looked upon in the film Philadelphia. Finally I'm going to write about if Christian comedies are "out of touch" or "in touch" and I'll be analysing father Ted and the Vicar of Dibley Firstly the general content of Songs of Praise was hymn singing and interviews with Christian beli...   [tags: Papers]

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