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The Power of the Family in White Noise

- The Power of the Family in White Noise   Don Dellilo's protagonist in his novel "White Noise," Jack Gladney, has a "nuclear family" that is, ostensibly, a prime example of the disjointed nature way of the "family" of the 80's and 90's -- what with Jack's multiple past marriages and the fact that his children aren't all related. It's basically the antipodal image of the 1950's "nuclear family." Despite this surface-level disjointedness, it is his family and the "extrasensory rapport" that he shares with them allows Jack to survive in his world....   [tags: White Noise Essays]

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The Death of Identity in DeLillo's White Noise

- The Death of Identity in DeLillo's White Noise In addition to addressing the premonitory electricity of death, the title of Don DeLillo's White Noise alludes to another, subtler, sort of white noise - the muted death of suburban white identity. College-on-the-Hill is not only an elite academic promontory, but also a bastion for white flight in which Jack Gladney's family has taken refuge. Instead of John Winthrop's clear City-on-a-Hill morality, DeLillo presents us with J.A.K. Gladney's muddled postmodern inheritance of J.F.K.'s civil rights legacy....   [tags: White Noise Essays Papers]

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Themes in White Noise by Don DeLillo

- White Noise “The world…is crowded, not necessarily with occupants and not at all with memorable experiences, but with happenings; it is a ceaseless flow of seductive trivialities which invoke neither reflection, nor choice but instant participation.” (Oakeshott) The idea of the lacking of realness is one of the major themes carried out throughout the novel White Noise by Don DeLillo, especially through the device of the television. “For most people there are only two places in the world. Where they live and their TV set....   [tags: White Noise Don DeLillo]

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Death and Dying in DeLillo's White Noise

- Death and Dying in DeLillo's White Noise      Among other things, Don DeLillo seems completely preoccupied with death and the arduous task of living with the knowledge of death in his novel White Noise. Acceptance of our finite, fragile existence over time is certainly not a phenomenon unique to a single civilization or historical era. Rather than discuss the inescapable mortality that connects all humankind with broad, generalized strokes, DeLillo is concerned with the particular (peculiar?) late Twentieth Century cultural and psychological mechanisms that attempt to define, recast, or obscure the relationship between the self and death....   [tags: White Noise Essays]

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Primal Scenes in Americana and White Noise

- Primal Scenes in Americana and White Noise Written in 1989, Frank Letricchia's essay on the overriding themes of Don DeLillo's writing offers a short but concise praise of two of DeLillo's major works: Americana and White Noise. Letricchia offers the thesis in his essay that "two scenes in DeLillo's fiction are primal for his imagination of America" (Osteen 413). It seems that Letricchia is using "primal" not to denote an animalistic sense, but more along the lines of a basic need....   [tags: White Noise Essays]

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Theme of Death in White Noise

- White Noise Death is probably the most feared word in the English language. Its undesired uncertainty threatens society’s desire to believe that life never ends. Don DeLillo’s novel White Noise tells the bizarre story of how Jack Gladney and his family illustrate the postmodern ideas of religion, death, and popular culture. The theme of death’s influence over the character mentality, consumer lifestyle, and media manipulation is used often throughout DeLillo’s story.      Perhaps, the character most responsive to death is Jack Gladney....   [tags: White Noise Don DeLillo Death Novels Essays]

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The Infiltration of Popular Culture in DeLillo's White Noise

- The Infiltration of Popular Culture in DeLillo's White Noise In Don DeLillo's satirical novel White Noise, we become acquainted with what we might call a "postmodern family" - a group of people loosely bound together by birth, marriage, and common residence. But as we observe this family, we notice that the bonds between them are strained at best, and that their lives have been taken over by some insidious new force. This force is popular culture. For better or worse, pop culture has infiltrated the lives of our fictional family just as it has the lives of real human beings....   [tags: White Noise Essays]

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Identity Crisis in Don Delillo's White Noise

- Don Delillo's White Noise is a novel set in twentieth century Middle America. The story follows the life and journey of Jack Gladney, a teacher of Hitler studies and his family through their lives invaded by white noise, the constant murmur of American consumerism. The narrative follows these characters as they struggle to live life distracting themselves from their sense of reality. White Noise explores a host of character's deep underlying fears and uncertainties that keep them from discovering and revealing their true identities....   [tags: White Noise Essays]

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Narrative Technique in DeLillo’s White Noise

- Narrative Technique in DeLillo’s White Noise American literature has evolved extensively over the course of the history of the republic, from the Puritan sermons which emphasized the importance of a solid individual relationship between the individual self and the omnipotent God to the parody of relativism we find in Joseph Heller’s Catch-22. One of the recurring concerns of American fiction, though by no means restricted to American writing, is the position of the self with regard to the other, whether manifest as God, nature, the community, or another individual....   [tags: White Noise Essays]

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The Failure of Technology in White Noise by Don Delillo

- The Failure of Technology in White Noise by Don Delillo One particularly unfortunate trait of modern society is our futile attempt to use technology to immunize ourselves against the fear of death. The failure of technology in this regard is the general subject of Don Delillo's book White Noise. Throughout this novel, technology is depicted as the ominous messenger of our common fate, an increasing sense of dread over loss of control of our lives and the approach of inevitable death in spite of the empty promises of technology....   [tags: White Noise Essays Delillo Don ]

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Family Values in Don DeLillo's White Noise

- Family Values in Don DeLillo's White Noise       Patched together from different marriages, various mothers and fathers, the nuclear family in Don DeLillo's White Noise is nothing if not impacted and constructed by modernity. This explication of a typical American lifestyle does not examine the simplicity of daily life but rather the influence of outside sensory impact that impinges itself upon the nuclear family. The "noise" that surrounds and engulfs the modern family separates it from larger, universal issues that become muddled with the continuing barrage of information and confusion....   [tags: White Noise Essays Don Delillo Essays]

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White Noise By Don Delillo

- In Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel White Noise, he tells a story of a society that is taken over by death anxiety. Every character acts out a different view on how people and the community, deal with this fear. DeLillo narrates through the voice of Jack Gladney, the main character, whose fear plagues every aspect of White Noise. His novel contains many structural choices and extensively uses Jack to suggest how death anxiety is the leading cause of destruction in a person’s life and how it consumes the way a person acts in society....   [tags: Anxiety, Fear, Death, Anxiety disorder]

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White Noise, by Don Delillo

- Webster’s dictionary defines a distraction as a mental turmoil. Don Delillo, the author of the novel White Noise shows how distractions are nothing more than a mental turmoil towards the characters in the novel and this is proved in several different circumstances. The characters use distractions to avoid accepting the problems they come across in their everyday lives. The many distractions that the characters in the novel make use of are used to help them avoid their lack of spiritualism, their hard emotion and their inferiority....   [tags: Characters' Use of Distractions]

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White Noise by John DeLillo

- 1. Jack Gladney: The narrator in the novel who lives in a town known as Blacksmith. Jack is the chairman of a department of Hitler studies at College-on-the-Hill. He “invented Hitler studies in North America in 1968” (4). Jack is married to Babette, his fourth wife. They live together with four children from previous marriages. Jack has another persona known as J.A.K. Gladney “to be taken seriously as a Hitler innovator” (16). As a professor of Hitler studies, Jack preserves a dignified image when wearing his “academic gown and dark glasses” (32)....   [tags: character analysis]

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White Noise

- In Don DeLillo’s eighth novel: White Noise, warmly accepted by critiques, the author exposes, that the money gained colossal meaning during our time, plunging down other values like freedom of customer choice and respect for shoppers. In his work of fiction he illustrates how current world of commerce impacts our minds by manipulating our decisions, and also he indicates that a human nature demonstrates immense vulnerability for such attack. Moreover the ubiquitous commercials lead us to desire of having things we never tried before, to see things not worth seeing, to buy stuff we really do not need....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Don DeLillo]

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Television Language of White Noise

- Television Language of White Noise Television, in our culture, is by far the most dominant medium of communication and stimulation. The fears, the joys, and the horrors of the world are all channeled through television. As seen in the Rodney King police beating videotape, television can incite in a population sheer and utter rage and dark hostility. That same footage; however, can also detract from the very anger it incites. After countless times of viewing the footage, in a never-ending Simulacrum of the same grainy image, the masses became desensitized to its graphic violence....   [tags: Papers]

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Higher Ground: Marxism in DeLillo's White Noise

- According to Raymond Williams, “In a class society, all beliefs are founded on class position, and the systems of belief of all classes …” (Rice and Waugh 122). His work titled, Marxism and Literature expounded on the conflict between social classes to bridge the political ideals of Marxism with the implicit comments rendered through the text of a novel. “For the practical links,” he states “between ‘ideas’ and ‘theories’ and the ‘production of real life’ are all in this material social process of signification itself” (133)....   [tags: Literature]

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Fear of Death in White Noise by Don DeLillo

- In the novel, White Noise by Don DeLillo, Jack Gladney tries to think that he know his wife Babette. He tries to disguise his true self in order to gain strength through his false identity. He tries to control Babette’s thoughts by telling her she is supposed to act a particular way because he is slowly losing control and the struggle of who is more afraid of death. Jack constantly is trying to face his fears of death but learns that his wife has similar fears. He tries to gain power over his death by trying to murder someone....   [tags: identity, kill, fear, death]

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Psychological Comfort in Don Delillo´s White Noise

- ... Denise used these occasions to counsel the younger girl on toughness, the need to be mean in the world, think skinned." (16) Human beings are emotional animals, that's why we can sense the fear of death and choose our ways to deal with it. Watching more information from mass media would further influence human's brain, also weakening their abilities of thinking on their own. Or sometimes, people choose to cheat themselves as to live easier in life. Even though they are able to do their decision wisely by thinking critically, they tend to set back and depend on those narcotic "plots" which made by advertisers....   [tags: mass, media, death, culture, society]

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American Consumerism: Don Delilo’s White Noise

- In Don Delilo’s, White Noise different themes are displayed throughout the novel. Some themes are the fear of death, loss of identity, technology as the enemy, and American consumerism. The society represented in the novel views people as objects and emotionally detached from many things. Death is always in the air and trapped in peoples mind. The culture that’s represented in the novel adds to the loss of individualism, but also adds to the figurative death of the characters introduced in the novel....   [tags: fear of death, hitler studies, identity]

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White Noise Don Delillo 's Characters

- In White Noise Don DeLillo’s characters show a reflection of people living in the age of overwhelming media and television. All the characters in the book are products of this environment around them, but they are products in very different ways. Their actions and how they deal with things in their world show the audience a reflection of themselves in one way or another. Through these characters we can see how this era of media and consumerism affects the view of death and the natural world. The media and consumerism go hand in hand....   [tags: Mass media, Advertising, Marshall McLuhan]

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Don DeLillo's White Noise

- Don DeLillo's White Noise WHITE NOISE is probably Don DeLillo's most popular novel, largely because most readers see it as DeLillo's warmest and most human book. In this story, the ideas that seem to captivate DeLillo are fleshed out in real life in a way that none of his other books quite achieves. Of course, there are a few stubborn souls (like me) who still feel THE NAMES, or one of his other books is better. But I think everyone agrees, WHITE NOISE is a winner. It won DeLillo the National Book Award in 1985, and it also won a larger reading audience for a great American writer....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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- The central conflict between Jack and Babette Gladney is basically the struggle for control and also the struggle for who is more afraid of death. Jack Gladney throughout the whole novel tries to think that he knows his wife Babette he tries to control her thoughts by saying she is supposed to act a certain way. Jack wants to be the one afraid of death and at the same time wants to get rid of his fear. In the story Jack confronts Babette about the medicine she is taking, he wants to know what it is and why she is taking it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Don DeLillo's White Noise novel and Malcolm Gladwell's Big and Bad article

- ... Upon a closer inspection into Jack’s life would reveal his patchy career and ideology, but due to media influences. Jack is shown as one who is highly established in his field of work. Unfair influences of the consumerism culture are to blame for the Jack’s outfits and his professional title. In addition, the fact that only highly valued tourist destinations do record significant tourist visits could have persuaded Murray to look closer into the value of the site, perhaps due to media influences on his ideology....   [tags: honesty in consumerism culture]

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Analysis Of Walt Whitman 's ' Of Grass And Don Delillo 's White Noise '

- Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and Don DeLillo’s White Noise were written over a century apart. In that time there was a significant change in the mentality between what it was to be an American and how much of a person’s identity was a part of their nationality. Over time, the American people have created a more negative outlook on society. While Whitman remains more positive and proud of being an American, DeLillo has adapted a more cynical perspective. There are several poems from Walt Whitman’s collection of Leaves of Grass that portray his particular belief in the American identity....   [tags: United States, Walt Whitman, Don DeLillo]

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A Comparison of Crying of Lot 49 and White Noise

- A Comparison of Crying of Lot 49 and White Noise   Pynchon's novel The Crying of Lot 49 has much in common with Don DeLillo's book White Noise. Both novels uncannily share certain types of characters, parts of plot structure and themes. The similarities of these two works clearly indicates a cultural conception shared by two influential and respected contemporary authors.             Character similarities in the two novels are found in both the main characters and in some that are tangential to the plots....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Perception of the World and False Images from White Noise

- Perception of the World and False Images from White Noise Don DeLillo's award-winning novel White Noise takes the idea of the supremacy of false images to the extreme. Through various scenarios, such as the airborne toxic event and the Dylar dilemma, DeLillo critiques contemporary society's over-dependence on false images. The characters in the novel that exemplify this over-dependence appear humorous on one hand, yet tragic on the other. The humor comes from the novel's characters behaving like cartoon characters who continually get hurt, but keep coming back for more....   [tags: Papers]

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White Noise

- Hoop Dreams pages 130 through 240 In these chapters the two boys lives separated greatly. William had hurt his foot, and he had a baby girl. Arthur was playing very bad at basketball, and his family was becoming more poor then ever. The way that this book is organized is a very simple one. The book is divided into two different parts. One of the parts is about the life of William, and the other part is about the life of Arthur. Both boys know each other, and sometimes their lives mix together....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Effect of Classical Music on Exam Scores

- ... Bock (2010) examined the connection between sensorimotor adaptation and serene music was tested. Bock preformed a quantitative study, which included 36 participants. He attempted to evaluate “whether this so called Mozart Effect extends beyond cognitive tasks and included sensorimotor adaptations” (Bock, 2010, p. 737). Bock tested this through a mood self-assessment before music was played, before beginning the adaptation task on a tablet, and after the twelve rounds of adaptation tasks were completed....   [tags: environmental noise, stimulation]

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American Film was Born from White Depictions of Blacks

- History “American film was born from white depictions of blacks” Rogin (1996) Rogin (1996) argues that American films became popular from popular images at the time of caucasian people painting an image of African Americans using the well known "Blackface". "Maafa 21" is a film Directed by Mark Crutcher released in 2009; this film looks into how African Americans history shortly after slavery and how they struggled with labels and categorised with different types of insulting names. This documentary is a study about how allegedly the higher achy was trying their best to eliminate the race, by dehumanising the afro Americans thus making the “average white folk” believe that they are a burden...   [tags: blackface, cartoon, african americans]

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The Little Albert Experiment by John Watson and Rosalie Rayner

- The Little Albert experiment has become a widely known case study that is continuously discussed by a large number of psychology professionals. In 1920, behaviorist John Watson and his assistant Rosalie Rayner began to conduct one of the first experiments done with a child. Stability played a major factor in choosing Albert for this case study, as Watson wanted to ensure that they would do as little harm as possible during the experiment. Watson’s method of choice for this experiment was to use principles of classic conditioning to create a stimulus in children that would result in fear....   [tags: classic conditioning, noise, fear]

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The Unexpected Visitor: A Narrative Fiction

- ... He was half asleep when he stood up suddenly. He stumbled, but managed to get back up. He picked up his gun from the side of his bed, and walked slowly towards his window. He looked out, but there was nothing there; the road was clear. “Hmm. It was nothing. Probably a bunch of wolves,” he said to himself in his deep voice. There was some scratching noise outside of his room, and he walked angrily to open the door. He looked out; all the lights were off. He switched them on and saw the black figure standing a few feet in front of him....   [tags: night, trees, silent, morning, noise]

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Market Failures and the White River National Forest

- Market Failures and the White River National Forest The two and one quarter acre White River National Forest is located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, approximately two to four hours west of Denver on I-70. The scenic beauty of the area, along with ample developed and undeveloped recreation opportunities in the forest, accounts for the fact that the White River consistently ranks as one of the top Forests nation wide for total recreation use. The Forest provides for an excellent variety of recreation opportunities in all seasons with eleven ski areas, eight designated wildernesses, several national trails, approximately 70 forest service administered developed sites (campgro...   [tags: Economics Environment Research]

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The Effects Of Noise Pollution On The Lives Of Humans

- Introduction Over the course of natural history there have been countless rises of illness that have impacted the lives of humans. Today in the 21st Century we are experiencing the man-made plague of environmental noise from which there is virtually no escape, no matter where we are – in our homes and yards, on our streets, in our cars, at theaters, restaurants, parks, arenas, and in other public places. Despite attempts to regulate it, noise pollution has become an unfortunate fact of life worldwide....   [tags: Noise pollution, Pollution, Roadway noise, Noise]

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The Effects Of Noise On The Workplace

- When Sounds Get Annoying Sometimes, even the smallest sounds can feel like they are being yelled through a megaphone. I don 't know why, but I 'm very sensitive to noise. This can be any level of noise - bar noise, shopping mall noise, or just someone chewing too loudly or dragging their feet noise. It 's all noise to me. I get caught up in it, it physically hurts my ears, and I get cranky, annoyed, and miserable. In short, noise makes me negative. I actually have noise-cancelling earmuffs that I used to use at a doggy daycare I worked at, and I use those things everyday while I 'm working at home or the library, or when I 'm doing something that is too loud for me, such as cutting the lawn,...   [tags: Sound, Ear, Acoustics, Noise]

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Design Consideration of a Noise Barrier

- From the guidelines of EPD,the major function of noise barrier is to eliminate the excessive noise generated by vehicles. Noise barriers are considered as the most reasonable and efficient noise mitigation measures. Many factors need to consider in design of noise barrier. They are Acoustical Design Consideration, Transmission Loss of Various Barrier Materials, in Noise Barrier Performance due to Holes, Slits or Gap, Barrier Shape ,Choice of Material ,barrier materials ,Earth Berms and Retaining Structures and Non-acoustical Consideration....   [tags: acoustical design, noise mitigation]

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From Black and White to HDTV, TVs grip on our Young

- From Black and White, to HDTV, TV’s Grip on our Young How many televisions do you have in your house. Do you watch those TV’s for more than an hour a day. How much is too much television. These questions are asked by people everyday, with each question comes a varied response depending on who is asked. Children are very impressionable. How does television affect the children that are between the ages of ten and sixteen. Could the affect be positive or is it negative. People who watch violent television as children behave more aggressively even 15 years later, according to one of the few TV violence studies to follow children into adulthood (Grossman 43)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Black Men And Women 's Impact On Society

- During the early to mid 1900s Black men and women struggled to make a impact on society. Through segregation, Jim Crow laws, and racism –many African Americans were oppressed and left to suffer. Struggles were persistent between the White and black populations in America. Millions of blacks from the rural South left in order to find a better life in the industrial North. Lets not even get started on the treatment of women, let alone the black women. Therefore, when it came to expressing ones selves, music was the golden opportunity....   [tags: White people, African American, Black people]

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Why Sharks Attack Humans : The Sea Of Blue

- Why Sharks Attack Humans The ocean is the most magnificent overwhelming sea of blue. The ocean is one of the most undiscovered and mysterious places on earth. The creatures that lie in the beautiful turquoise water are yet to be discovered. New marine life is being discovered all of the time. Some of the creatures that are already well known are deeply feared by humans. Sharks are one of the most feared animals in the world. Sharks are viewed as bloodthirsty, evil beasts of the ocean. Shark attacks are being studied and researched every day....   [tags: Great white shark, Shark, Fish, Jaws]

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The Many Benefits of Active Noise Cancellation

- One of the major problems that society faces today is noise pollution. Everywhere people go there is always something that is making a sound. It can be very loud such as a plane flying overhead, or it could be quiet like the fan of a computer. When a person is exposed to certain noises for extended periods of time it can not only damage their hearing, but also effect their mood, energy level, and productivity. As a result, there has been a push in the last fifty years or so to silence some of the annoying sounds that assault people’s ears everyday....   [tags: Active Noise Cancellation]

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The Heart of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

- “That’s one thing I hate. All the noise, noise, noise, noise!” This excerpt from Theodor Geisel’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas portrays the distaste many people share for strident sounds. Noise, however, is something that a society is unable to control due to its population and continuous construction work in order to maintain a certain standard of living. When a society is accustomed to the loud sounds it produces on a daily basis, people often forget the effects of being exposed to this aspect of society over time....   [tags: sounds, noise, hearing, movies]

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The Buddha Of The Attic

- The Buddha in The Attic A path less traveled by is often depicted as a path of self-motivation and loneliness, that is when one finds oneself alone in the vast sea of people. Forcing one to either quit or search for acceptance to get support and opportunities to succeed. Easier said than done, acceptance is the most common struggles one has – to be recognized and share feelings and thoughts of one’s own. These struggles ranging from culture to morals to geographical and societal borders are epitomized by the Japanese picture brides in Otsuka’s The Buddha in the Attic as the brides transform into a new culture to show the situational paradoxes Japanese faced during the time period in which...   [tags: White people, Race, Hawaii, Puerto Rico]

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Active Noise Control: Sound Cancellation

- Even though sound cancellation seems like a futuristic idea, a worker at Bell Labs first observed sound cancellation in 1878, and the engineer Henri Coandă patented the idea of sound cancellation due to opposing sound waves in 1930 (Hansen 2). The first patent for any type of noise cancelling technology went to German inventor, Paul Lueg, in 1934 (Elliott 13). He then updated his idea in 1936 by adding in a microphone that measured the sound field, manipulated the sound it heard and gave that data to a different source....   [tags: noise, technologym mircophone, waves]

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Industrial Noise and its Effects on Hearing

- Industrial Noise and its Effects on Hearing Audition plays many important roles in our daily lives. From sound, we can identify and locate an object. Also, spoken language and its auditory reception have become an extremely important means of communication. A deficit in the ability to hear have tremendous effects on a person physically and mentally. Hearing loss caused by occupational noise is one of our biggest industrial diseases. It is a disease that has been recognized since the Industrial Revolution....   [tags: Noise Pollution Environment Essays]

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The Heart Of Darkness By Joseph Conrad

- In Joseph Conrad’s short story “The Heart of Darkness” we see many comments and terms that directly relate to people of color and women. We see that Marlow doesn’t believe that women are equal to him, and how Europeans viewed colored people differently at the time. I wouldn’t say that story was racist or anti feministic due to the time period that it came out in. Viewing it today I can see why people view the story as being racist. As for being anti feministic there are only a few comment that really stood out to me....   [tags: White people, Racism, Joseph Conrad]

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My Experience At My Friend Davey 's House For A Bonfire

- It was a warm Friday in September of 2013; the end of the week had finally come. However, this was not going to be just any ordinary Friday because I was going to my friend Davey’s house for a bonfire. I could have never dreamed that this day would end the way it did. But, after a several hour standoff occurring in the white colonial style house just one street down from mine, my exciting day planned ahead of me had ended. My house was just a half mile down the road from Laurel Highlands High School, where I attended school....   [tags: President of the United States, White House]

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A Day At Brown Middle School

- I witnessed a fight when I was a student at Brown Middle School. It was third lunch and I was eating my leftover pasta from last night’s dinner. Talking with friends about the latest 8th grade drama, I heard shouting come from the back of the cafeteria. Everyone turned their heads to find the source of the unfamiliar noises. I had never heard lunch period become so silent, so fast. The ruckus from the back of the cafeteria were two black girls fighting, physically and verbally. I didn’t know what to feel....   [tags: Black people, Race, White people]

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White Between White And White

- White Americans or being seen as White in general is not only a racial identity, but also is associated with a certain privilege. As mentioned previously, whites certainly hold a position of power in the social world. Whites work in positions of privilege and power, and therefore are seen or visible in society. While, people of colour are invisible and with that invisibility privilege and power is lost along the way. Richard Dyer believes that white people create dominant image of the world, and construct the world in their own image....   [tags: Racism, Race, White people, Sociology]

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Noise Pollution

- Noise Pollution Abstract No one on earth can escape the sounds of noise- an unwanted, disturbing sound that causes a nuisance in the eye of the beholder. Noise is a disturbance to the human environment that is escalating at such a high rate that it will become a major threat to the quality of human lives. In the past thirty years, noise in all areas, especially in urban areas, have been increasing rapidly. There are numerous effects on the human environment due to the increase in noise pollution....   [tags: Cause Effect Noise Environment Essays]

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What I Think About My Life

- I want to make it clear, to those who may question my positionality, that I do not believe that my journey as a white person is somehow special or better than anyone else’s. I do not believe that I hold some sort of special looking glass through which the solution to whiteness can be seen. I am a production of whiteness, and I am also a human being, which means I have many, many, flaws and blind spots that I continue to work on while simultaneously being inhibited by this blindness in my effort to see past it....   [tags: Racism, Race, White people, United States]

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Native Son, This Premonition Haunts Bigger Thomas

- In Native Son, this premonition haunts Bigger Thomas as he tries to navigate the world around him without becoming a target of the prevalent and institutionalized hatred towards African Americans. In an attempt to avoid the wide scope of injustice of American society that he felt would lead to his downfall, Bigger Thomas makes risky decisions out of fear of the system and to escape the unjust hand of the American judicial system towards African Americans and the consequences it might bring. Racial prejudices permeating society caused fear and hatred in the African American community, who knew they could be targeted for simply living their lives in a world in which the unequal balance of powe...   [tags: Black people, Race, Racism, White American]

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Symptoms And Symptoms Of Insomnia

- What is insomnia. Kalat says that insomnia is when someone did “not get enough sleep for the person to feel rested the next day”. (Kalat, 2015 p. 334) A classic case of insomnia lies within the well-known Disney character Sleepy, from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Throughout the film we see him constantly yawning, eyes drooping and red from lack of sleep, and he doesn’t perform well working in the mines nor does he participate in activities with Snow White and the other dwarfs until dragged into it; all symptoms of insomnia....   [tags: Sleep deprivation, Sleep disorder, Snow White]

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Analysis Of The Play ' Seven Guitars '

- This is a two-story house in red brick; the stairs access to the top floor and each floor has a single window fronting the yard; this is a house which I will pass by everyday. As an outsider from another country, I have never concerned about what would take place in those red brick houses half a century ago. However, the play Seven Guitars describes a bitter story taking place in the red brick house in Pittsburgh. In the story, someone has been suffered from the blatant discrimination; someone has betrayed his morality for chasing his dream; someone has killed his “buddy” for money; someone has lost her lover right after she decided to go away with him; some one has hidden a secret; some one...   [tags: Race, Black people, White people, African American]

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Is It Humane, Cost Effective? Or Odocoileus Virginianus?

- Between a Buck and a Hard Place They are the cause of extreme destruction of property, deadly traffic collisions, costly theft, and even jaywalking. This is not the rap sheet of a vicious new gang, but instead a different menace to society. The white-tailed deer, or Odocoileus virginianus has been causing issues in Newark Ohio, and all across the United States for years. With millions of automotive collisions, and billions in damages annually, we need to discuss deer overpopulation and pursue immunocontraception as a solution to this issue....   [tags: Deer, Hunting, White-tailed deer, Zona pellucida]

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American History X By Tony Kaye

- In American History X, directed by Tony Kaye, a grade school student Danny Vinyard writes a paper about his older brother Derek Vinyard depicting his struggles as a past neo-nazi leader. Derek and Danny’s father, whom has racist tendencies, was murdered by a few black males while trying to put out a fire. The death of his father fuels Derek’s rage for racism, and he soon creates a gang called the Disciples of Christ. After dinner one night, Danny hears noise coming from their drive way. Outside their house, two black males are trying to steal their father’s truck....   [tags: Race, Racism, White people, American History X]

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A Brief Note On Chemical And Chemical Analysis

- Miniaturisation is progressively applied to biological and chemical analysis processes. Lab-on-a-chip refers to technologies which allow processes usually involving a laboratory combination and analysis of chemicals on a much miniaturised scale, within a portable or handheld device. Lab-on-a-chip (LOC) is a device that integrates one or more laboratory functions into a chip with only a few square centimetres or millimetres in size. [a] There are numerous applications of this device in several areas including medical diagnostics, food and environmental analysis and DNA sequencing....   [tags: Immune system, White blood cell, Blood tests]

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African American And Hispanic Youth

- It is no surprise that most of America’s black, Hispanic and other minority populations do not trust the criminal justice system. There is little debate on the fact that the system is racially biased. The facts are undeniable. From youth to adulthood, in most cities across the U.S., inequality between races is still present in many aspects of life, even in the Justice System. Unfortunately, justice for some is seen in black and white. African-American and Hispanic youth learn early on that they are not, and will not be, given the same opportunities and privileges as whites....   [tags: Race, White people, Black people, Racism]

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The Night - Original Writing

- I opened the back door that led into the kitchen. James was cleaning up the dishes and he didn’t seem to have noticed me walking behind him until I ran into a table. I fell on the ground from the shock of colliding with an object, and as I fell, clean pots and pans hit the ground right along side me. The noise echoed through the large kitchen and I stayed on the ground hoping no one would see me. “Addison…” I heard James. I looked up to see him leaning over the granite table. “Are you okay?” Before I could answer that I heard footsteps charge into the kitchen then stop....   [tags: White people, Racism, Colored, Black people]

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Electronic Noise And Internal Noise

- If no one heard the message, was it ever really said. When communicating, no matter how good a message may be, being obstructed can result with the receiver not understanding the purpose of the message. When an obstruction occurs, the message will be received imperfectly. Obstructions can exist in many forms as fault in the sender, receiver, and even the medium or channel used. These can be noise, the code, and the medium itself that can lead to obstructions. Just like the static on a radio, noise can keep the listeners from hearing a message....   [tags: Communication, Language, Time zone, Sign language]

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Analysis Of George A. Romero

- George A. Romero is a highly regarded director in the cinema. He is very widely known for his movies representing social issues that are prominent when his movie is released. These two movies, Night of the Living Dead and Land of the Dead, were not released in the same time period. NOLD was released in 1968, with LOTD not being released until 2005. However, George A. Romero’s style hadn 't wavered in that time period, both scripts are known for bringing social issues to light. Both social issues were difficult for audiences to accept, due to the fact that the social issue Romero brings up isn’t a popular one....   [tags: Racism, African American, Race, White American]

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White Privilege Is All Of The White

- Have you ever heard of the term white privilege. In case you haven’t, or if you’re not sure what it is exactly, white privilege is all of the societal privileges that benefit white people and that non-white people do not experience. If you are white, your first thought might be to say, “Well, that’s not real. I don’t experience any special benefits that non-white people do not.” But it is real and you do. When you get a paper cut and you go to grab one of your “flesh colored” bandages, it will actually match your skin color because apparently light beige is the “normal” skin color for everyone....   [tags: Black people, White people, Race, Racism]

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White Supremacy And White Privilege

- White supremacy and white privilege have existed for decades, because people have a mindset that one race is better than another. Both are associated with Whites, because years ago and today they are still seen as the dominant group in society, so they often have privileges that are based off the color of their skin. For instance, better career opportunities, better homes, more education opportunities, and more resourcs. In other words, Whites have more benefits, because of their race. Therefore, white privilege and white supremacy are similar, because they both allow races to believe they are superior to others based on their power, resources, and opportunities they can access based on thei...   [tags: Racism, Race, White American, Black people]

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The White Of White Race

- The white race has been known to overthrow, and conquer other cultures and races. Throughout history they 've never ceased an opportunity, to showcase how inferior their race is. Many try to argue that white supremacy, is just a term that minorities use when they can 't have their way. When in reality it 's very real and true. Throughout the last three centuries white supremacist have tore countries, races, and cultures apart. Leaving their mark as disgusting undermined pigs. Racist. Evil. Vile....   [tags: Racism, Ku Klux Klan, Race, White supremacy]

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White And White Skin Privilege

- When I think about my environment, the indications that communicates the message “White is Right” or that being white is normative—even superior is more transparent then I originally wanted to acknowledge. My home, my neighborhood, my town are all influenced by white culture. “White is right”, “is the idea that mainstream White American culture is always right. It determines what is “normal” and acceptable and what is not. It is that by which everything else is judged” (Abagond, 2011). “White skin privilege is a transparent preference for whiteness that saturates our society” (Holladay, 2000)....   [tags: White people, Race, Black people, Racism]

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White Is Not A Country

- 1. At the beginning of the film, Jose says “white is not a country.” Another student says that white is the “default” race. Later, Dakota says that he “doesn’t see people of any kind of race” in his town – “only white.” What does “white” mean to you. To me, being white means that you have privileges bestowed upon you from the time you’re born. Because our culture is predominantly white, it is the general assumption that a white person is smart and kind amongst other things that people of other races have to earn....   [tags: Racism, Race, White people, Race]

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The Effect of Noise

- Noise does not discriminate, it has no face, no limits, no size however it has an identity which is described as a loud, surprising, irritating, static, or unwanted sound just to name a few. Noise affects people in several ways, from nature cause noise to artificial noise. It will be here and it has a substantial effect on our lives. Noise exists in every area, where some sorts of energy of any kind occur. Any form of noise can be very damaging to our hearing. Both the level of noise and the length of time you constantly hear to the noise can put you at risk for hearing loss and stress....   [tags: Artifical, Sources, Nature]

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White Like Me : White Privilege

- Tim Wise’s book White Like Me provides a picture of what it is like to be white in America. A main topic covered in White Like Me is white privilege. On pages 24 and 25 Wise illustrates what white privilege is and shares his opinion regarding how to address white privilege in society today. Wise’s plan for addressing white privilege is one not of guilt, but of responsibility, a difference Wise highlights. The concept of feeling guilty for white privilege lacks reason because white privilege is something built up through generations and its existence is not of any one person’s fault....   [tags: White people, Racism, Race, Black people]

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The And Of White Culture

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The, And Black Citizens

- The year is 1963, and black citizens are finally fighting the oppression inflicted upon them by white supremacists. My mother, Carol, and I are on our own. My father, Eric Hawkins, and my little brother Sam were lynched while protesting peacefully, killed by a violent mob of white supremacists who didn’t want to accept that blacks are part of this country. Ever since their deaths, my mother doesn’t allow me to go out on the street to protest. She barely even allows me out of the house for a couple hours....   [tags: Black people, Ku Klux Klan, Racism, White people]

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The Works of E. B. White

- Like all other authors, E. B. White’s work was critically analyzed throughout his career. Most would give bad feedback, but everyone loved him and his writing. He had such a unique style of writing that made him popular for all ages. His books ranged from children books all the way to humor and knowledge about the styles of writing for adults. His ability to open up readers’ imaginations draws them in and makes them wanting more. With that, E. B. White is still considered one of the most-loved and best selling authors in history today....   [tags: E.B. White]

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White Privilege : The Invisible Knapsack

- America is a presumptuous country; its citizens don’t feel like learning any other language so they make everyone else learn English. White Americans are the average human being and act as the standard of living, acting, and nearly all aspects of life. In her essay “White Privilege: The Invisible Knapsack,” Peggy McIntosh talks about how being white has never been discussed as a race/culture before because that identity has been pushed on everyone else, and being white subsequently carries its own set of advantages....   [tags: White American, White people, United States]

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Active Noise Control: The Histroy of Noise Cancellation

- INTRO The history of noise cancellation The idea of sound cancellation appeals to many people because of its myriad practical applications. Whether people use this technology for professional and realistic purposes or if they are interested in it because of its futuristic potential, sound cancellation appeals to many. This essay will discuss the wide variety of applications and the benefits and disadvantages of each idea in addition to its reasonableness. To begin, scientists in India are working on using the idea of active noise control in communication devices....   [tags: technology, applications, potential, cancellation]

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Movie Review : The Snow White

- Movies with a Twist Have you ever sat and thought deeper into a Television Show that you watched when you were a child. You probably weren’t able to understand it or see the bigger meaning behind it due to being a child and not having the most developed brain, however, have you ever taken the time out to rewatch those childhood movies or shows to create a new evaluation of it. See companies like Pixar and Disney doesn’t make movies just for comedy or fright. Majority of the stories they tell in their movies give kids a deeper meaning in a child friendly way and that is what makes these companies still grow today....   [tags: Snow White, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs]

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The Queen Of Snow White

- Once upon a time in a great castle, there was a princess named Snow White. Who was very happy and contented despite of having a jealous stepmother. Snow White 's beauty was noticeable, her eyes were blue, her lips were red as blood, her hair was black as ebony wood and her skin was white as snow. Little Snow White 's stepmother was the most beautiful woman in the land. The queen had a magical mirror, which every morning she stood by, and asked, "mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?" The mirror always answered, " you are, my queen"....   [tags: Snow White, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs]

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Racial Prejudice And White Supremacy

- White supremacy is a system that is used to maintain White dominance and superiority over minorities. Although racism and White Supremacy are not as obvious as it used to be, there has been a new development of racism, which maneuvers as the notions of colorblindness, assimilation, and the model minority. Colorblindness is a racial ideology that diminishes discrimination through not seeing the color of skin. However, this causes racial bias because there is still White privilege in society. In other words, we already adopt a world of Whiteness as it is an unnoticed notion of orientation as it shapes relationships of power, self identity and objects in space....   [tags: Racism, White people, Race, White Latin American]

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The Racial Of White Privilege

- When looking back at our country during the civil rights movement, many people are appalled at how people of color were being mistreated and hated for so long. In our society, today, people like to pride themselves in not being racist and being accepting of all different races and cultures. Although people like to think that they are not racist and that our society is entering a “post-racial” phase, the truth is that we are all somewhat subconsciously racist and to think that we will ever become a post-racial society is unrealistic....   [tags: Racism, White people, Race, White American]

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The Myth Of White Privilege

- Many white Americans are living with the fear that they didn't really deserve their success, and that maybe luck and privilege had more to do with it, than brains and hard work. There are numerous reasons for the widespread discrimination at all levels, but the main reason for the existence of discrimination is a privilege to certain groups of people, and widespread social prejudice towards certain groups of people. Differences between people have always existed, but they gain in importance only when are different importance given to certain differences, so it creates privileges....   [tags: White Privilege, Reality or Myth?]

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White Collar Crimes in America

- Throughout history there have been many white collar crimes. These crimes are defined as non-violent and financial-based crimes that are full ranges of fraud committed by business and government professionals. These crimes are not victimless nor unnoticed. A single scandal can destroy a company and can lose investors millions of dollars. Today, fraud schemes are more sophisticated than ever, and through studying: Enron, LIBOR, Albert Wiggan and Chase National Bank, Lehman Brothers and Madoff, we find how the culprits started there deception, the aftermath of the scandal and what our country has done to prevent future scandals....   [tags: White Collar Crimes Essays]

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Ghosts And Hauntings : The White House

- Ghosts and hauntings are not often talked about and are over looked. They have been reported to have been seen in many places like battlegrounds, old homes, murder scenes, and hospitals. Many places that you would not expect to be haunted turn out to be unlike the more publicized locations such as morgues, mental hospitals, and old rickety houses. One place many people may not realize is haunted is the White House, the famous home of the president of the United States of America. The White House has many ghosts, which range from former president Abraham Lincoln and first ladies like Abigail Adams and Dolly Madison to long dead White House staff and British soldiers trying to set the house on...   [tags: President of the United States, White House]

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Is Carrie White The Protagonist Or Is She Not?

- Is Carrie White the protagonist or is she not. According to X.J.Kennedy and Dana Gioia, a protagonist is “the central character in a literary work. The protagonist usually initiates the main action of the story, often in conflict with the antagonist” (Glossary of Literary Terms 2073). The purpose of this essay is to discover why she really is the protagonist. Now some might say she burned down a whole city and killed lots of people, but in Carrie`s defense if someone was bullied their entire life, and went through what Carrie did, who is to blame here....   [tags: Protagonist, Antagonist, Carrie White, Character]

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