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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

- ... Much like everyone else in White Noise, Jack’s mortality is one thing he cannot seem to compromise with. Jack fears oblivion and wants to leave a legacy behind; he does not want to die as another corpse in the ground, and what better way to be remembered than to develop a study after the most notorious dictator in the world, Adolf Hitler. Hitler is known for mass genocide, immortality, and death itself, therefore making him more intriguing to Jack. He creates Hitler Studies for himself, so that he can live forever in the eyes of the people....   [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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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

- ... 4, 6, 12, 13 This noise affects us without our being consciously aware of it. Unlike our eyes, which we can shut to exclude unwanted visual input, we cannot voluntarily shut our ears to exclude unwanted auditory input. Our hearing mechanisms are always “on” even when we are asleep.2 The noise problems of the past pale in significance when compared with those experienced by modern city dwellers; noise pollution continues to grow in extent, frequency, and severity as a result of population growth, urbanization, and technological developments....   [tags: Noise pollution, Pollution, Roadway noise, Noise]

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Why Sharks Attack Humans : The Sea Of Blue

- ... A shark has many rows of teeth and the teeth are shaped according to the sharks diet. Sharks lose their teeth frequently, but a tooth from the rows behind it will replace the missing tooth. On average a shark goes through thirty thousand teeth in a lifetime. An amusing observation is that a shark does not chew its food. It holds the food in its teeth and shakes its head, and then begins tearing off bits of meat. A great white shark is able to eat twenty to thirty pounds of meat in one bite (Edmonds)....   [tags: Great white shark, Shark, Fish, Jaws]

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The Effects Of Noise On The Workplace

- ... I 've Always Been Sensitive To Noise This isn 't new for me. I remember being in grade 9 and listening to the guy behind me tap his pencil on his desk. I gave him a dirty look, but he kept doing it, so I grabbed it from him and broke it. I 'm not proud of that. Breaking the pencil was obviously overboard. But I couldn 't stand the noise anymore. I also can 't stand sniffing, foot tapping, whistling (I hate whistling!), and all kinds of other everyday noises. Another sound I can 't stand is scratching noises....   [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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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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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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The Heart Of Darkness By Joseph Conrad

- ... Well, you know, that was the worst of it—this suspicion of their not being inhuman. It would come slowly to one. They howled, and leaped, and spun, and made horrid faces; but what thrilled you was just the thought of their humanity—like yours—the thought of your remote kinship with this wild and passionate uproar. Ugly. Yes, it was ugly enough; but if you were man enough you would admit to your self that there was in you just the faintest trace of a response to the terrible frankness of that noise, a dim suspicion of there being a meaning in it which you—you so remote from the night of first ages—could comprehend."(s2,pg4) Marlow begins to feel for the native Africans and believes he is...   [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

- ... My jaw fell open in awe as I couldn 't believe what had just happened. Tension and confusion filled the air. That was the moment I realized I was white. Fortunately, growing up I wasn’t surrounded by physical or verbal fighting. As a result, I felt extremely uncomfortable watching the fight between the two girls. During the fight, I asked myself, “Why are they hitting each other and saying nasty things?”. Since the first fight I saw was between two people of color, I began to see a contrast between my race and their race....   [tags: Black people, Race, White people]

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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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White Between White And White

- ... When looking at Whiteness studies, it is most easily comparable to the race theory lead by Molefi Kete Asante. He is best known or recognized for his Afrocentric social theory. According to Asante, in order to understand Afrocentrism we must understand its contrasting but equally valid theory of Eurocentrism. Eurocentrism pervades the popular culture of the West, which reinforces the public invisibility and devaluation of African-centered ideas and experience (Seidman, 2013, 228). Therefore, Eurocentrism is the idea that most if not all dominant knowledge in the world today is not actually universal or objective but is in fact a product of a Eurocentric viewpoint (Seidman, 2013, 228)....   [tags: Racism, Race, White people, Sociology]

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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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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?

- ... (Kasich & Born, 2015) In the same year, 1.23 million collisions were reported across the entire United States, causing estimated damages of around 4.065 billion dollars in automotive damage, around 10,000 hospital visits, and almost 200 deaths. (“Deer-Related Collisions,” 2014) Taking a step back from these colossal figures, refocus upon the little city of Newark Ohio. What exactly is immunocontraception, and how will it help protect the property and lives of our residents. Simply put, immunocontraception is the process of prevention of fertilization by using an animal’s immune system....   [tags: Deer, Hunting, White-tailed deer, Zona pellucida]

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African American And Hispanic Youth

- ... Officer Michael Brelo and twelve other officers fired more than 100 times in eight seconds at the car. The controversy, though, was pointed at Brelo. After the car had been fired at so many times, and the couple was no longer a possible threat, Brelo stood on the car and shot the unarmed black pair 15 times. Brelo was not found guilty of voluntary manslaughter, or any other crime, as a consequence of the unnecessary act, because evidence does not prove that Brelo’s shots were the ones that killed Russell and Williams....   [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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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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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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Electronic Noise And Internal Noise

- ... Harder to see but just as obstructing are internal noises. Internal noises exist in numerous ways. Having a phobia can be an internal noise. For instance, if someone is afraid of needles and aware of an upcoming shot, this can become an internal noise with receiving instructions from a doctor perfectly. Other examples of internal noise could be mental disorders, language differences, and ignorance of the topic. Internal noises can be better prevented than external noises, if the sender is aware of the noise....   [tags: Communication, Language, Time zone, Sign language]

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White Privilege Is All Of The White

- ... When the dust settled, it was revealed that 12 people had died and 70 people were injured. Imagine if one of those people who had died or was injured was a family member of yours or one of your best friends. Would you want to give sympathy to the person who took them from you. Would you feel bad because they were once a good person but somewhere down the line they just got all messed up. You probably wouldn’t. You would want justice, however you see it. Some news journalists tried to humanize James Holmes in this case by writing articles about how James was a “good student” and very “quiet” when he was growing up....   [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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White And White Skin Privilege

- ... My mother and father even had their honeymoon here at Mount Airy Casino so after so many years of vacationing, naturally my parents decided to buy a house in Stroudsburg. We moved to Pennsylvania in the summer of 2005 as a family of eight to a secluded gated community in the mountains. My first reaction coming from a small three-bedroom house with all six children divided into sharing two rooms was that my family must have hit the jackpot and that we were rich. Our home in the hills had five bedrooms and ample space to run around, we even use to roller skate in our basement....   [tags: White people, Race, Black people, Racism]

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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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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

- ... Yacobowski, it is clear how Pecola develops the idea that life would be easier if she were white because in some instances, it is true. There is hardly any chance that Pecola will see anything, but blonde hair, blue eyes, and white skin as the epitome of what it means to be beautiful. When Pecola is with the prostitutes of the town, she does not feel the need to become white. The head prostitute named Marie, who is also known as the Maginot Line, is overweight, so she is not traditionally beautiful....   [tags: Black people, White people, Race, South Africa]

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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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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 Privilege : The Invisible Knapsack

- ... Anzaldua experiences first hand how American establishments strive to create students who fit the ideal white life even though that life is specific to the US. In the US, one of the integral principles is that this is a free country and people have the right to pursue their dreams, whatever they may be. But McIntosh says, “this is not such a free country; one’s life is not what one makes it; many doors are open for certain people through no virtues of their own” (355). Paths to the top or even to a stable position are preset for some of us....   [tags: White American, White people, United States]

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The Queen Of Snow White

- ... The queens realized that there was nothing wrong with sharing the title of "the fairest in the land". The queen taught Snow White how to be a great leader, how to protect the whole kingdom and how to be a better person. Snow White learned that she can accomplish anything, and be whoever she wanted to be, as long as she put her mind and soul into it. After few years, Snow White became the most enchanted princess in the land. Everyone wanted to be her Prince Charming, who will rule the land with her....   [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 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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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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The White Populous Of The City

- ... The memories of Atlanta left a lasting impression on the minds of many Southerners both black and white, but it did not keep the stop the racial strife from occurring each and every day. Just after the end of the Civil War the Southern law makers wanted to ensure that blacks were not given the freedom that was given them as the 13th Amendment had so granted them. Although Racial Discrimination was a word used at the time, the roots were planted by Edmond Rhett, a member of a South Carolina state commission in charge of laws concerning black residents....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race]

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Stereotypes of White Males

- When people hear the word stereotype, they usually think of black people, Mexicans, Native Americans, women, and other races. Most people do not think there could be a stereotype against white males. People usually think that it would be the white male that would stereotype other races and not be stereotyped themselves. The truth is that white males get stereotyped just as much, if not more, as other races. White males have been categorized as hateful, major racists, skinheads, and over-privileged....   [tags: stereotypes, white males, ]

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Speech On The White Privilege

- You come from a middle class white family, you went to a school whose demographic was mainly white, you live in a white neighborhood, the majority of your friends are white, you decided to continue your education at a college that has a heavily white student body. Notice any similarities. Every aspect of your life has been white. In the past we have had conversations about race, and your opinions always seemed to be unsettling and never really showed any empathy to the struggles minorities face....   [tags: Racism, Race, Colored, White people]

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Racial Inequality : White Flight

- ... The term “blockbusting” stems from the practice of introducing middle class African American homeowners into a previously all white neighborhood in order to spark white flight and housing value decline. This technique is used for profit in racially segregated areas—African American homeowners were intentionally placed in all white neighborhood to cause white residents to flee and sell their homes at very low rates. “Racial steering” is the official term used to describe the actions of these real estate brokers—it is in reference to the practice of manipulating housing prices by guiding prospective home buyers towards or away from certain neighborhoods based on race....   [tags: Racism, Race, Race, White people]

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Understanding White Privilege

- Privilege, a right or benefit that is given to some people and not to others, is a term most people learn at a very young age. Privilege is thought of as something that one earns, not something that is just a given in everyday life. White privilege is an advantage that white people have in society that is unearned and mostly unacknowledged, yet practiced regularly. Daily life consists of multiple “privileges” that are unrecognized because they are such the norm of society that we no longer even realize that these “privileges” exist....   [tags: White Advantages]

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White Attitudes Towards Nature

- In Luther Standing Bear’s “Nature” and Louis Owens’s “The American Indian Wilderness”, the authors dictate differences in Indian and white relationships with nature. They stress how Indians see nature, their balanced relationship with it, and how they know wilderness is just a European idea. While agreeing here, Standing Bear focuses on the Lakota view of how Indians truly lived while Owens reveals both sides and thinks white views can shift with time. Standing Bear thinks the difference in how whites and Indians see nature stems from childhood....   [tags: Racial Relations, Indian, White]

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White Attitudes Towards Nature

- In Luther Standing Bear’s “Nature” and Louis Owens’s “The American Indian Wilderness”, the authors dictate differences in Indian and white relationships with nature. They stress how Indians see nature, their balanced relationship with it, and how Indians know wilderness is just a European idea. Though agreeing here, Standing Bear focuses on how Indians truly lived while Owens reveals more of both sides and has hope that white views can shift. Standing Bear thinks the difference in how whites and Indians see nature stems from childhood....   [tags: Racial Relations, Indian, White]

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White Attitudes Towards Nature

- In Luther Standing Bear’s “Nature” and Louis Owens’s “The American Indian Wilderness”, the authors dictate differences in Indian and white relationships with nature. They stress how Indians see nature, their balanced relationship with it, and how they know wilderness is just a European idea. Though agreeing here, Standing Bear focuses on the Lakota view of how Indians truly lived while Owens reveals both sides and thinks white views can shift with time. Standing Bear thinks the difference in how whites and Indians see nature stems from childhood....   [tags: Racial Relations, Indian, White]

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White Privilege And Black Privilege

- ... The problem that O 'Rielly does not see is that it was offered to only white veterans. Stewart 's attempt to sway O 'Rielly into identifying white privilege. The belief that Obama is a black man leading our country qualifies as true representation that black americans no longer struggle with racial discrimination is astonishing. Obama is the greatest outlier with in the black american race today. Education is the key to acceptance of white privilege being a problem. This harder for some than others....   [tags: Race, Black people, White people]

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Short Story: Baldric White

- It was a normal morning in New York City. People were starting to leave their apartments and getting ready for another busy Monday at work. Baldric White was walking down Columbus Avenue. He was wearing his ordinary black suit, nothing really fancy, but still classy. He was heading to work, and as always, decided to walk. He enjoys walking in this cold February weather, watching everybody go to work and continue with their busy lives. This particular morning, Baldric had gotten up early, he didn’t wanted to be late for work....   [tags: baldric white, alessandra]

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White Women And Eating Disorders

- ... Indeed, the images of women displayed in the media today are thinner than the images of men, thinner that media images of women have been in the past, thinner than the actual female population, and thinner than the criteria for anorexia" (Schooler, Ward, Merriwether & Caruthers, 2004, p. 38). The term of body dissatisfaction is term that greatly explains body image in another way. Striving for the perfect body has given women a certain standard for themselves to have for their body. Though research seemed limited for women of color, white women seemed to be the basis to compare and contrast differences and similarities of body images....   [tags: Race, Black people, White people]

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