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Chasing Amy: A Disregard for Societal Norm

- You know, I didn't just heed what I was taught, men and women should be together, it's the natural way, that kind of thing. I'm not with you because of what family, society, life tried to instill in me from day one. The way the world is, how seldom it is that you meet that one person who just gets you - it's so rare. My parents didn't really have it. There were no examples set for me in the world of male-female relationships. And to cut oneself off from finding that person, to immediately halve your options by eliminating the possibility of finding that one person within your own gender, that just seemed stupid to me....   [tags: Chasing Amy Essays]

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`` Chasing The Scream ``

- Throughout “Chasing the Scream” many intriguing stories are told from individuals involved in the drug war, those on the outside of the drug war, and stories about those who got abused by the drug war. Addiction has many social causes that address drug use and the different effects that it has on different people. In our previous history we would see a tremendous amount of individuals able to work and live satisfying lives after consuming a drug. After the Harrison Act, drugs were abolished all at once, but it lead to human desperation so instead of improving our society, we are often the reason to the problem....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Heroin, Morphine]

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Chasing Zero

- Chasing Zero is a documentary which was meant to both educate the viewer on the prevalence of medical harm as well as to enlighten both the public and health care providers on the preventability of these events (Discovery, 2010). The documentary expounded on the fact each year more people die each year from a preventable medical error than die due to breast cancer, motor vehicle accidents or AIDS (Institute of Medicine, 1999). Medical harm can result from adverse drug events, surgical injuries, wrong-site surgery, suicides, restraint-related injuries, falls, burns, pressure ulcers and mistaken patient identities (Institute of Medicine, 1999)....   [tags: Health, Preventable Medical Error]

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Storm Chasing a Race to Save Lives

- Since storm chasing was established back in 1960’s, Only 7 storm chasers have died during the chase and only three were actually caused by the tornado they were chasing. Even though storm chasing can be deadly, the risks storm chasers and meteorologists take are not high if handled responsibly and are justified by the lives they save. Oklahoma is considered one of the prime spots for storm chasers to find tornados. Oklahoma is part of what is known as Tornado Valley which includes Missouri, Nebraska, Texas, Kansas and a couple other states depending on who you ask....   [tags: science, storm chasers]

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Chasing A Dream By James Truslow Adams

- Chasing a Dream James Truslow Adams, an American writer and historian, defined in his book The Epic of America, published in 1931, the American dream. He described it as “… that dream of a land in which life should be better and fuller and richer for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement…It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position.” The American Dream became the engine that drove millions to wo...   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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Federal Myopia: Chasing the Wrong Priorities

- Since World War II, home ownership and higher education have been equated with success in America. In this 21st-century economy, higher education is more than ever an important pass to upper social mobility. However, like the American Dream of home ownership that was shattered by predatory lending, The American Dream of higher education is also being threatened to be crushed by ever-growing student loan debts. Following the Great Recession, it is only normal to worry about an impending student debt crisis given the parallels it has to the housing crisis....   [tags: Debt Crisis, Education, Home Ownersip]

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The Fatal Choices of Storm Chasing in the United States

- The Great Plains is one of the United States’ most captivating places. With it’s soft ocean of green valleys, the roaring ever-changing wind gust, and the daily blanket of sunshine. However, as nice as living in the Great Plains sounds, the grand terrain is almost overcome by the dark fatal forces; the weather. The weather in the Great Plains is as predictable as playing poker blindfolded, with its deafening storms and house-relocating twisters no one could imagine such as natural force exists. As intimating as this sounds, some Great Plain folk find storm chasing a wild addicting thrill....   [tags: great plains, tornado, storm]

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Reaching . . . Extending . . . Chasing. . . What?

- Reaching . . . Extending . . . Chasing. . . What. This mantra plays through my head and my body like children on a jungle gym, swinging from youthful legs and arms, tearing new clothes, taunting, laughing, bouncing, running, ducking just out of my reach. I am conscious of some message they have to give me, but not yet bowed enough to hear the whispers of meaning between the shouts of proclamation. REACH. I feel like I've been reaching for something for a long time, maybe my entire life. The reach I learned as a baby has certainly kept me exploring new worlds....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Analysis of the Film Chasing Amy

- Analysis of the Film Chasing Amy Chasing Amy is a movie that uncovers the hardships we find within the confusion of love and sex in our lives. Sometimes the line between love and sex seems almost invisible, but the differences and complications of understanding that are quite clear in this movie. The issues presented in Chasing Amy are directly related to the discussions of “Politics of Sexuality” as well as everyday life in our culture. Our culture, in contrast to Ancient Greece, uses sexuality to characterize people by their sexual behaviors....   [tags: movies]

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Chasing the American Dream in A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

- Chasing the American Dream in A Raisin in the Sun A Raisin in the Sun is a play about an African-American family living on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s. This family is going through many struggles, both within the family and financially. The family is awaiting an insurance check. The story focuses on the individual dreams of each family member and what they want to do with the money. The family struggles to mend their family issues along with deciding what they will do with the money....   [tags: african-american, blacks, whites]

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Analyzing Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson

- Book Assignment 1: Chasing Lincoln’s Killer The book Chasing Lincoln’s Killer is about the world famous story of assassinating President Abraham Lincoln. This book takes the reader into the lives and minds of the four main conspirators responsible for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the attempted assassination of the Vice President, Andrew Johnson , and the Secretary of State, William H. Seaward. Not only will the reader learn about the details of the planned assassinations but the background of all conspirators involved, each one of their motives for committing the crimes, and all the differences between the actual killings and what was supposed to happen if everything went accor...   [tags: conspirators, assassination, president]

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Chasing Zero : Winning The War On Healthcare Harm

- I started off by watching a few minutes of each video that was provided as our options. All of the videos looked interesting, but the one that intrigued me most was Chasing Zero: Winning the War on Healthcare Harm. Chasing Zero: Winning the War on Healthcare Harm is a documentary that discusses about the immense problem of medical errors and includes different ways and ideas on how to reduce the risk of these errors. This documentary also shows the impact medical errors have on a family’s life by showing us directly how some of the families that have been affected....   [tags: Patient, Health care, Check, Double check]

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A Little Girl Runs Around The Field Chasing The Birds

- It is a sunny afternoon, May Harper a little girl runs around the field chasing the birds. May is on a summer vacation with her siblings James and Jake, James the eldest of the two aged seventeen years old was a remarkable science student, his younger brother Jake was not as smart as he was though he was better at sports. Their parents Mr and Mrs Harper decided that their children spends their summer holidays with their grandparents. Mr and Mrs Harper’s parents were farmers and lived in Britain while they were residents of Canada....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Grandparent, Sedimentary rock]

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Leaving Home Was The Consequence Of Chasing My Dreams

- Leaving home was the consequence of chasing my dreams. I moved to United States last 3 years ago to pursue a better opportunities and future. I was from Iran and escaped my own country because I am a minority. Since I am a minority, the government limits and restricts of my rights such as obtaining education. My dreams for myself and family were crushed because I can’t go to any university to get my education and pursue my dreams. However, I didn’t give up and everything began from there. When I escaped, I have nothing, no income or rights....   [tags: Learning, Education, United States, Psychology]

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Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson

- I chose Chasing Lincolns killer because I remember learning about Lincoln as a kid and always loved learning about him. Since I already learned about how Lincoln died I figured it would be interesting to learn about the killer. I also didn’t find any of the other book that seemed to catch my eye like this book. The book takes you day by day through John Wilkes Booth escape after killing Abraham Lincoln. Throughout the book Booth seems to get away with a lot. Many people help him throughout his journey of escaping without knowing what he has done....   [tags: book anlaysis and review]

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Chasing Ghosts

- Chasing Ghosts A rather unnatural wind would blow through our town. We used to sit around the Sunday dinner table and recite prayers from the Bible after my mother had cleared the dishes. But first, in silence we would stare at the dark brown swirls of color in the wood, resting our chins on crossed arms. We could hear the grate and grind of metal forks and knives against plates as my mother soaped the dishes in the kitchen. The hiss of the faucet would stop, and after the sound of her cotton apron’s catching on the splintery wall, the apron left hung to dry, she would emerge from the swinging door, the kitchen light flashing like a strobe into the dining room with each swoop of the door’s...   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Analysis Of ' Chasing The Scream : The First And Last Days Of The War On Drugs '

- United States has extremely harsh punishments for all crimes, hence the world 's highest rate of incarceration. For decades now, after the passing of the Harrison Narcotics Act in 1914, punitive criminal justice policies have become the preferred fix to a range of social problems including addiction. Drug offences account for over half – 53.4 percent – of the incarceration of prisoners in state prisons, most for nonviolent offense, such as low-level drug dealing. With regard to race, for every 100,000 white males in the American population, 478 are in state or federal prison; for every 100,000 black males in the population, 3,023 are in prison....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Drug addiction, Drug, Heroin]

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`` Suga Boom ( Chasing Dragons ) Was Written And Sung By D. L. H. Gilman

- Suga Boom Boom (Chasing Dragons) was written and sung by D. L. Downer a.k.a. James Williams and his 16-year-old niece Laleazy. It is a rap and hip-hop song that was released on October 26, 2014. It was produced as a single by MajorEpic music label and is two minutes and fifty-five seconds long. This song is a metaphor for James Williams’ life and it is about a man who was working and living his life like everyone else when he was led to try heroin for the first time. This caused him to lose his job because he was not going to work....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Heroin, Drug]

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A Interview With The Intelligent, Understanding And Dream Chasing Mrs. Stacy Hill

- I enjoyed my interview with the intelligent, understanding and dream chasing Mrs. Stacy Hill. Secret’s Boutique is a fine lingerie, adult store. Selling the trendiest and classy lingerie, bras, briefs, and panties. Secret’s Boutique also sells novelties and adult games. Secrets Boutique also offers services for wedding, birthdays, and private events. Who is Stacy Hill and Secrets Boutique Stacy Hill has always known she wanted to own her business. She says “She always had a love for fashion.” Stacy Hill, the older sister three has always considered herself to be a ‘fashionista’ of the family....   [tags: Entrepreneurship, Business, Entrepreneur]

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Chasing What's Lost in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Chasing What’s Lost Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is sometimes what a person stands for. These 3 keys of life are what Gatsby lives by and represents in the story The Great Gatsby. The life he represents gives much power and great popularity but also secrecy. Everyone around him and from a far knows exactly who he is. Gatsby knows the government and knows everything he stands for. He knows the powerful but useful ones he will need to know later in his life if something chooses to go wrong....   [tags: rich, liberty, society]

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Chasing the Dreams: Rose-Johnny

- Barbara Kingsolver, author of “Rose-Johnny” once said, “The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” This quote is very relevant to the points Kingsolver was stating throughout the story of “Rose-Johnny.” Every single person has several of dreams in their lifetime, which they want to fulfill. One thing those people have to watch out for is the many obstacles that they may encounter on their journey to success....   [tags: Barbara Kingsolver novel]

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Open Source Software: Chasing Microsoft

- Microsoft’s operating system is encountering a heated battle from two fronts: open-source software and Apple. Open-source programmers seek to share their code for an operating system freely over the Internet which contrasts with Microsoft who seeks to keep its code proprietary. Apple is also competing with Microsoft by trying to create a different kind of operating system, one that is creative, unique and changes the way people use information. Both the open-source programmers and the Apple programmers (Mac OS X), use a variation of UNIX for their operating systems....   [tags: Computing]

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Chasing Fate, A Short Story First Draft

- My CWP utilizes the elements of American Romanticism by having the main character, Drew, go on a journey through nature. All he uses is his intuition and he finds himself in the wilderness. The theme to this story is fate will find you wherever you are. The tone is. It started like any other day. He woke up once again to the same house, in the same town. What was different about this town was that you never know when this would be your last day. Today he woke up knowing that he was going to make a difference....   [tags: devil, american romanticism]

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A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

- Hope enables people to move on by providing the thought that maybe tomorrow’s events will be better than today’s. Hope is a theme that remains constant in every part of A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah. Ishmael begins the novel optimistic, believing he will find his family again. This optimism is later lost when Ishmael is recruited by the army to fight against the rebels, causing him to become addicted to drugs and the thrill of killing. Three years after his recruitment, Ishmael is rescued by UNICEF-a group dedicated to rehabilitating child soldiers....   [tags: chasing hope, happiness]

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Chasing the American Dream in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Revolutionary Road

- Though many try to chase after their American Dream, many people long for more and come up short. The American Dream can be defined as “The belief that anyone, regardless of where they were born or what class they were born into, can attain their own version of success in a society where upward mobility is possible for everyone. The American dream is achieved through sacrifice, risk-taking and hard work, not by chance”. Basically this means that if you work towards your goals and put in the effort, then success can be achieved....   [tags: failure, happiness, lsd]

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Chasing the White Horse “The Impact of Drugs on Gay Men and Lesbians”

- “Numb the pain, numb the pain”…are the very words that openly gay R&B artist sung in reference to his dark days when he abused drugs to help cope with the stigma of being gay in the music industry. Just as Frank Ocean, millions of other LBGT individuals continue to portray as heterosexuals versus “coming out” in order to feel accepted in society. Resulting one to find a resolution that will help temporary thwarting the stresses, pain and challenges they experience through abusing drugs. According to Jordan (2000), “all teens may use substances due to peer pressure, the desire to experience with something new, to seek independence from parents, or for pleasure....   [tags: legal issues, gays]

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Chasing the American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

- The book starts off with the narrator Nick Carraway. He is from Minnesota and in 1992 he moves to NYC in the summer. He starts by giving us advices that his father told him about not to make fun of people what so ever. Daisy Buchanan is Nick’s cousin; she is married to Tom Buchanan. Jordan Baker is Daisy’s close friend. Daisy Baker falls in love with Nick, and he loves her back. He goes to NYC to study about the bond business. Nick lives in the West Egg, but his cousin Daisy lives in the East Egg, Long Island, NY....   [tags: relationships, wealth, influence]

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Why I Quit Chasing the American Dream

- "Priorities" is a word that gets forgotten far too often. It's part of a national phenomenon, really. Americans boast about their way of life. We crow about our standard of living. We puff out our chests about being the world's last superpower. We try to force our way of life on others. If they just lived like us, we think, they wouldn't have the problems they do. Americans do have it pretty good, at least compared to the rest of the world. But while we have the material things that make life more comfortable, many of us don't have lives....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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The Effects of Girls Chaging Priorities on Their Educational Achievement from a Liberal Feminist Perspective

- The Effects of Girls Chaging Priorities on Their Educational Achievement from a Liberal Feminist Perspective Hypothesis Using a liberal feminist perspective, I am going to investigate the effects of girls changing priorities on their educational achievement, from wanting a marriage and children to a career and independence. Employing the work of Sharpe and Wilkinson, I will test the hypothesis: ‘the improved educational performance of girls has been greatly influenced by higher career aspirations.’ This area of research interests me because I know females whose aspirations have changed over time, and I am interested as to what caused this change....   [tags: Papers]

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Chosing A Career As A Project Manager

- Abstract: Title: Choosing a Career as a Project Manager. This research will summarize what a Project Manager is, and the steps explained, to complete a project, if the career that is chosen is to be a successful Project Manager. The research touches on the many qualities, and skills a person needs to learn, and possess to become a Project Manager. This report will not cover the total execution of the project. Putting together a project from start to finish is an enormous amount of work and there are steps to follow to make sure nothing is left unnoticed....   [tags: Jobs Careers]

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Unseen Consequences in Organizational Change

- ... A plan for change did not exist nor did it include any of the recommendations that Spector (2012) discussed as effective tools for managing organizational change. Specifically, none of the elements of Kurt Lewin’s three stages of change implementation that Spector discussed as unfreezing, moving, and refreezing organizational norms were directed. Instead, Command Zulu reorganized without fully explaining the reasons to the customers (e.g. inspected units). The lack of understanding resulted in negative relationships for at least a year....   [tags: chaing of command, autonomy]

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Business Analysis: Brookshire’s Grocery Company

- Brookshire’s Grocery Company is a privately held Texas based retail food chain that operates in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas. The company’s corporate office and headquarters are located in Tyler, Texas at the Tyler distribution center. Brookshire’s operates under three distinct banners: Brookshire’s food stores which are full service supermarkets, Super 1 Foods stores which are upscale warehouse style stores, and FRESH by Brookshire’s which is a concept store. Brookshire’s Grocery is rated #193 on the Forbes America’s Largest Private Company List with revenues of 2.4 billion as of December of 2013 (Forbes, 2013)....   [tags: food stores chaing, texas]

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My Number One Favorite Song By Don 't Give Up On Your Dreams And Money

- Driving home after a long, difficult day, I turned on some music, searching for relief. The CD in the player consisted of all my favorite songs: “Pee Wee Long Way( Chasing)’,” “Lil Boosie (Long Journey),”Lil snupe “(Nobody),” and many others. My number one favorite song, “(Chasing),” was the first to play. Singing along to the lyrics, my mood was immediately better. This song reminded me of what was important in my life, my dreams and money. I then realized what these songs had in common; they all reflected my feelings on life: don’t give up on your dreams and don’t worry about every little thing life throws at you, keep chasing your dream until you reach the top....   [tags: Debut albums, English-language films, Feeling]

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The American Dream in Film and Television

- The American Dream during the 1950s was the belief in opportunity for success, everybody was created equal and everybody had an equal opportunity to have a career, raise a family and live successful and comfortable lives. The American Dream is an idea that suggests anyone living in the United States has the potential to live a happy and successful life; as long as you work hard you can achieve anything. The American Dream is just that a Dream, it isn’t reality, that successful life is far fetched....   [tags: prospering and making it in the United States]

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The, The Future, And Future Is Now

- Vaping is the Future, and the Future is Now Vaping is a safer alternative to smoking tobacco. It is the act of inhaling vapor through a vaporizer. These vaporizers contain the ingredients: vegetable glycerin, nicotine, natural flavoring, and propylene glycol. Combined, these ingredients form a flavor, what is now called a juice. There are two paths in vaping, one as a hobby, the second path is quitting cigarettes. Many hobbies exist in the vaping community, such as: cloud chasing, building coils, and vape tricks....   [tags: Nicotine, Tobacco smoking, Tobacco, Smoking]

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Loss And Tragedy : The Novel ' Salvage The Bones '

- The novel “Salvage the Bones” started with the bible verse “See now that I, even I am he, and there is no god with me; I will kill and I make alive, I wound and I heal, neither is there any can deliver out of my hand.” As the novel started with this verse, readers could expect to see a lot of painful experiences that involve life, death and painful events in the characters in the novel. The theme of loss and tragedy is one of the prominent themes that is being portrayed in this novel. The two characters that are affected badly by the theme of loss are Esch and Skeetah....   [tags: Love, Romance, Unrequited love]

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Human Rights : A Lot Of Predicaments That Are Not Right

- In America, there’s a lot of predicaments that are not right. Human rights is the major topic that Rihanna made in her song called American Oxygen.This song shows a lot about civil liberties. Marxist is the substantial criticism that shows violation of human rights. Marxist is people who want higher power. Most people that have a desire for higher power overlook human right. It is not right for citizens of America to discriminate against one another for the reason of feeling superior. Why should people work to pay for people in other countries....   [tags: Human rights, Law]

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Dreams in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

- Do you ever have a dream. What is your dream. Having a dream is crucial for people to work hard to make the dream come true. In Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman, the main character, had a dream— to be a well-liked salesman—and had strived for this dream throughout his whole life. But he committed suicide to end his life. He was not happy in the process of achieving his dream. Arthur Miller, the author, reveals a negative attitude towards Willy’s behavior and beliefs. Willy is a man with flaws that leads to his downfall....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay]

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The Second Set of Doors at the Baptistery

- The maintenance and completion of the Baptistery of San Giovanni, one of the oldest and most significant buildings in Florence, was entrusted to the Arte del Calimala Guild. This wool merchants’ guild was the oldest of Florentine guilds and was extremely powerful and wealthy. This wealth and power was due in large part to the fact that Florence was the fabric capitol of Italy. The Baptistery was dedicated to Florence’s patron saint John the Baptist. Consequently, the first set of doors created by Andrea Pisano in 1336 depicted scenes from the life of Saint John the Baptist and was installed on the east or main entrance side....   [tags: Art History]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- After the occurrence of World War I, the United States returned to its former self. A land full of financial and social opportunities for those willing to work hard, the American Dream. For many this was difficult. Striving and working towards this dream corrupted them. Many obtained their riches under the influence of pleasure. Fitzgerald’s characters in the Great Gatsby enjoy their lives in the 1920s presenting the void that results when pleasure and wealth become the ends in the people themselves....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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Animals Are Capable Of Having Emotions

- There are many theories today the support the idea of animals having emotions. I personally believe that ducks have emotions. Many of the class readings such as “Yes, Animals Have Feelings” by Jonathan Balcombe, and Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin support the theory of animals having emotions. My definition of emotion is a state of mind that is based off internal or external circumstances. I started observing ducks to help support my idea the ducks have emotions. By using the readings and combining it with my observations I had a case for ducks having emotions....   [tags: Scientific method, Hypothesis, Observation]

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Meteoreology: Thunderstorms and Tornadoes

- Meteorology includes the study of the weather and climate. Meteorologists are in particularly interested in studying the development of thunderstorms and tornadoes. The research and observation of storms began as a hobby for Howard B. Bluestein. Bluestein’s interest in meteorology began with cloud photography. After receiving a degree in Electrical Engineering he went on to graduate school to major in Meteorology. In his book, Monster Storms of the Great Plains, Bluestein relates his experiences with chasing storms and researching tornadoes....   [tags: weather and climate phenomena]

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The Importance Of Pursuing Love Is No Different Than Hunting A Deer

- Pursuing love is no different than hunting a deer. Both Lovers and hunters chase after something; they both desire success. However, there comes a time where both hunters and lovers do not catch what they are chasing; they must decide whether to give up or not. Sir Thomas Wyatt creates this very moment in Whoso List to Hunt. Within this sonnet, the poet explains the hunt for unrequited love in terms of the speaker hunting a female deer. The sonnet’s tone reveals that the speaker questions whether to give up or not....   [tags: Deer, Hunting, Sonnet, Poetry]

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The Effects Of Self Interest On The Development Of Modern Society

- With the development of modern society, many people say that the society has become miserable, and people only care their own profit. The self-interest is becoming the object of attacking. Thereupon, when we mention self- interest, people always mix up the concept of self-interest with selfishness. As we all known, the idea of selfishness is, “Abusing others, exploiting others, using others for their own advantage – doing something to others.” (Hospers, 59) Selfish people have no ethics, morals and standards when they do anything....   [tags: Person, Individual, Collective, People]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Silver Linings Playbook '

- The Run to Acceptance Most viewers would say that the movie Silver Linings Playbook was a romantic drama revolving around a man named Pat with bipolar disorder and an unstable widow named Tiffany. However, from the introduction of the protagonist Pat, it would seem that the director was conveying a deeper meaning about the fear and acceptance of mental illness rather than the universal love story that people saw from the surface. From the start, Pat was introduced off-centered with the camera to his back while he stated, “I’m better now”(Silver Linings Playbook), but it was apparent that he was still unstable....   [tags: Mental disorder, Schizophrenia, Mental illness]

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Drug Heroin And Its Effects On The United States

- Once known as a foreign drug to the United States, heroin now causes 27,000 deaths a year. Heroin is a highly addictive drug made from the resin of poppy plants. When heroin was first introduced to the United States in the late 1800’s it was completely legal. It wasn’t until 1924 that the drug became illegal due to the Heroin Act. The Heroin Act of 1924 prohibited the production, possession, and distribution of street and medical heroin. Short term effects while the drug heroin is in-use include nausea, vomiting, and slowed breathing, while long term effects include collapsed lungs, infections all over the human body, and even death....   [tags: Heroin, Drug addiction, Addiction, Morphine]

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The Masque Of The Red Death

- Death is a part of life that cannot be avoided. Everyone who treads through the stages of life, at one point, must realize there is no victory in running away from death. There is no hiding from death or fearing it. It will catch you in the end. There is also the fact that time stands still for no one. Life ticks away like the hands on a clock. Edgar Allan Poe, an innovative and ingenious thinker, was one of the greatest masters of suspense and horror in the Gothic literature movement. In his short story, “The Masque of the Read Death”, Poe’s use of setting, theme, and characterization present a gruesome tale that is characteristically Gothic Romantic....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death]

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Loss Sustained Through Addiction : Addiction

- Loss sustained through addiction When people go to an amusement park to ride all the rides they are probably going there to get that adrenaline rush or seeking a thrill. That feeling you get when you go onto the roller coaster for the first time is simply euphoric. After the ride is over, you don’t go home, instead, you race back to stand in that line for another hour waiting to get back on to go again. That 's what a meth addiction is like. "Addiction is a disease that has a severe impact on the brain....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Heroin, Morphine]

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The Goal of Flawed Perfection

- As a twenty-first century academic, historical authors such as Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Dickenson, and Thoreau are praised for groundbreaking style and concepts; Historical events such as 9/11, the American Revolution, and the Holocaust are accepted as customary and influence our culture as well as writing. These influential roots of modern culture shape contemporary writing in the form of various allusions that bring meaningful connotations, contributing to a greater theme. Allusions incorporate notable anecdotes, figures, and historical events into a written piece....   [tags: Play Analysis, Relevant Allusions, Elizabethan Era]

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Death Shows Your True Self

- “Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead” (180). The Great Gatsby, a thriller that transpires over 189 pages, represents author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life. Jay Gatsby exists as a man of false money chasing the American Dream. Pursuit of his dream leads him straight to his death. The death of Gatsby shows the values of his so-called ‘friends’ and the society of the 1920s. One idea, Gatsby believes, is he is never short on fantastic friends. Many people come to his parties, and they don’t even know him....   [tags: The Great Gatsby analysis]

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Money Can 't Buy Happiness

- Happiness There are several ways to achieve happiness; however, no one could actually define the meaning of it. Happiness comes from people’s perspectives, is viewed in many different ways and it costs you nothing in exchange. To me, the key of happiness is how well you make, and use your money, stay a healthy life, is being surrounded by love of friends, and family, as well as how you control the purpose of your life. For one thing, making more money will help you solve all the financial problem you have in the future....   [tags: Personal life, Meaning of life, Thing, Life]

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Children With A Religious House

- Growing up in a religious house hold has its ups and downs. Parents who raise their children with a religious upbringing have a different way of setting high expectations than most other parents because they use the Word of God in everyday life. Every morning from about 7th grad until mid-sophomore year of high school, my mother would have me read a prayer while she drove me to school or I when I dropped her off at work so I could drive myself to school. One thing I can remember is, depending on her mood, she had different names she would call me....   [tags: Basketball, High school]

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The Legality And Ethics Of The Advertisement For The Translation Device Ili

- For this assignment I decided to use analyze the legality and ethics of the advertisement for the translation device ili. This device allows the user interactive with someone who speaks a language other than their own. As of now the languages available to translate on ili are English, Japanese, and Chinese. I chose this advertisement because I think this product has the potential to be ground-breaking and truly help the world, but the advertisement shows the product in a negative light. The ili advertisement raises questions of ethics and social issues with this product....   [tags: Advertising, Marketing, Abuse, Harassment]

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“Whoso List To Hunt” by Francesco Petraca and Sir Thomas Wyatt

- “Whoso List To Hunt” “Whoso List to Hunt” was originally written in Italian by Francesco Petraca. In the 1500s Sir Thomas Wyatt had translated the original piece into an English form of an Petrarchan sonnet. Most love poems written in the Renaissance era are about the love of a man for a beautiful, unattainable woman. A good poet is a person who uses words efficiently, effectively, and gracefully which is just what Wyatt does. He uses words to help the reader learn the message sent throughout the poem, which in this case is his love for Anne Boleyn....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Differences and Similarities Between Lord of the Flies and Invisible Man

- Lord of the Flies and Invisible Man have very little in comparison. The only thing these two books had in common was they both involved violence. Lord of the Flies was about British boys getting stranded on a deserted island with no adults after a plane crash. Invisible Man was about a black junior attending a southern college when he is kicked out and is told to get a job in New York. Both books also take place in a new environment to the characters and character within the story. The author’s intent for the books varied....   [tags: british boys, violence, narrator]

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The Clever and Devious Iago of Othello

- In Othello, Iago serves as a clever manipulator. He uses his skills on the stupid and naïve Roderigo to get revenge on Othello. Iago’s main reason for his hatred of Othello is because he is passed over for the lieutenant position given to Michael Cassio. Iago also seems to delight in the manipulation and destruction he is causes. One major way Iago uses his manipulation on Roderigo is by jealousy. At the start of the play, we hear a conversation between Roderigo and Iago. Roderigo is angry because he has been giving money to Iago to help him gain the love of Desdemona, but he learns of Desdemona’s marriage to Othello....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli

- 1. The title of the book is Milkweed; Milkweed is a type of plant, it is as green in October as it is in July, it produces little pods that release white fluffs. It is also the symbol of the story. 2. Milkweed is set in Warsaw, Poland during the Holocaust, the setting is really important because it is a historical fiction novel, and if it were set in another place some of the places wouldn’t line up. “We came to the jagged walls of a bombed-out building. We picked our way through the rubble. Glass glittered in the moonlight....   [tags: book analysis and review]

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Fire Of Desire, Of The Movie Rudy

- Fire of Desire Nearly everyone who has succeeded in some venture of life has at one point encountered critics and criticism. The events throughout the movie, Rudy, directed by David Anspaugh, are no different. The movie, based on a true story, is an inspiring tale of Daniel "Rudy" Rudiger’s fight against all odds to play football for Notre Dame. Rudy, through the course of his entire life, had been told by everyone that chasing his dream of playing Notre Dame football would only cause him heartache....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Graduation Speech: Aim at the Sun

- Graduation - at last. I thought we'd never get here. Only 13 years ago, we started our first day of kindergarten. It may be easy for some of you to recall those memories. Remembering those magical days of elementary, hop-scotch, tether ball, swinging on the monkey bars, playing the map game, boys chasing girls on recess, and for us girls, day-of-the-week underwear were a big hit. If only the days were as simple as those. The six years flew by quickly and we were off to middle school and soon to junior high or Cedarcrest....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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The Search for Meaning in The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Frankenstein, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Yellow Wallpaper, and The Road Not Taken

- Elusive as it may be, the human race has, and will always, search for meaning. The need for this fulfillment is a fundamental part of the human condition for man and woman alike; however, gaining one’s definition is a mysterious and arduous task. The path to finding meaning is often treacherously opaque and deceptive, so when someone believes they have solved the riddle of gaining fulfillment, they are prone to advertise their findings. Based on the ideas presented though The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy, Frankenstein by Mary Shelly, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Gilman, and The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost, there...   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Childhood in Yasunari Kawabata´s The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket and Alice Walker´s The Flowers

- ... In “The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket” Kawabata expresses the theme of his story through narrating his observations of children chasing insects with beautiful lanterns. Kawabata strongly insinuates a theme of childhood and innocence by comparing “The bobbing lanterns, the coming together of children on this lonely slope” to a “scene from a fairy tale”(1) Both Walker and Kawabata include vivid details and frequently use symbolic literacy when referring to the emotions that correlate with the end of childhood and innocence in their stories....   [tags: innocence, emotions, growth, setting]

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Dreams and Failures in Arthur Miller´s Death of a Salesman and Thornton Wilder´s Our Town

- Strive not to be of success, but rather to be of value. Albert Einstein Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it. Ralph Marston Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Thornton Wilder’s Our Town both explore the fulfillment of life. Emily and Willy Loman fail to take advantage of their lives because they have the wrong priorities and do not take the time appreciate what they already have. Willy focuses solely on achieving his dreams of success as a salesman and helping Biff become a great man, resulting in him ignoring his family, declining status in society, and reality, leading to his demise....   [tags: priorities, dreams, appreciatio, ruin]

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Conflict and Anger in the Article "Violent Media is Good for Kids" by Gerad Jones

- In the article “Violent Media is Good for Kids,” the author Gerad Jones argues that bloody videogames, junk culture, and other forms of imaginative violence help kids, stating that it gives them ways of dealing with conflict and anger. Jones points out how the Incredible Hulk helped him learn to release his anger and mature. Throughout the article Jones gives examples and scenarios he has experienced. Although jones argument does present some legitimacy, he still leaves doubt if channeling their fury through violent media is the right answer....   [tags: Comics, Violence]

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The Conceit, Characterization And Tone Of The One Hundred And Eighty Third Sonnet

- The conceit, characterization and tone of the one hundred and forty third sonnet make this particular sonnet interesting to analyze. The collection of sonnets was written by William Shakespeare around the mid-1590s and published by Thomas Thorpe in 1609. “Sonnet 143” describes a woman who "sets down her babe and makes all swift dispatch." Her attention has been restrained by the idea of taking possession of a feathered creature that has run away (line 3). In this sonnet, Shakespeare creates a rivalry of role-play between a man in pursuit of a woman, who is compared to a housewife and a mother, and the love interest the woman in pursuing....   [tags: Love, Romance, Romeo and Juliet, Crying]

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My Long Road And The Olympics : Why Todays Athletes Deserve Your Support

- When one is given an argument to analyze, one must think very clearly about the facts and consider the claim that is taken by the author in the argument. Today, there is a variety of different ways an argument can take place. Arguments mostly take the form of; magazines, social media, and can be located in other media. In most cases, it is easier for one to be presented with an engraved version of an argument rather so one can reexamine the facts and claims to truly reveal a better sense of analyzation....   [tags: Olympic Games, United States]

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Significance of Pederasty in the growth of the Adolescent boy in Theognis

- The symposium as an evolution from the savagery of Warrior-type celebrations and clubs was drawn from the fact that it functioned similarly to its predecessor. It provided a basis for the more civilised use of a gathering area to exchange ideas, drink, be merry and socialise (Bremmer, 1990). This also provided room for the politics of Ancient Greece to ignite. In the exchange of ideas and the rituals of pouring and being served drinks, these actions had practical consequences for it fosters civility and the proposals of these ideas in a recreational setting....   [tags: Symposium, Greek Coming of Age]

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A Discussion of a Father and Son Relationship in the Play Fences

- A Discussion of a Father and Son Relationship The New York Times deems August Wilson as “the poet of black of black America”; Wilson brilliantly and wittingly brings life, meaning, and complexity to a culture of people. Ignorance can be seen as the father of discrimination and through his work, Wilson tears down the walls of ignorance in an effort to cease discrimination. Furthermore, Wilson bridges a connection between African Americans and their cultural identity. The play Fences paints black life during the 1950’s era and it is the sixth play in a ten play cycle....   [tags: racism, fight, cultural, social]

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The Great Gatsby: Admiration for Gatsby's Character as Fitzgerald's Novel Progresses

- F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote “The Great Gatsby,” in 1926, however he set it in the summer of 1922, or as he christened it, the Jazz age. Through the way Gatsby is perceived we can see Fitzgerald’s ideas on the American dream and the effects it has on those who chase it. I chose this question as it relates strongly to how my views towards Gatsby change as the novel proceeds. Fitzgerald achieves this alter in feelings through his writing style, the theme of the novel and his use of narration. My initial feelings for Gatsby were ambivalent....   [tags: Character Analysis, Literary Analysis]

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Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Thornton Wilder's Our Town

- Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Thornton Wilder’s Our Town both explore the fulfillment of life. Emily and Willy Loman are prevented from truly appreciating their lives because they have the wrong priorities and fail to appreciate what they already have. Willy focuses solely on achieving his dreams of success as a salesman and helping Biff become a great man, resulting in him ignoring his family, declining status in society, and reality, leading to his demise. He never realizes what he has lost by chasing after inconceivable dreams; however, Wilder’s Emily reflects on her life after she dies and begins to understand that her lack of appreciation for the little moment...   [tags: story analysis and comparison]

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The Symbolical Meaning Behind the Title of Fences by August Wilson

- Fences is a play that was written by August Wilson, it follows the life of Tony Maxson, a garbage man, who throughout the play is building a fence around his home. The title, Fences, has more significance than one may have thought at first glance. The title is very symbolic in the perspective of almost every character in the play. Within Act 2, Scene 1 of the play, when discussing the reason as to why Rose wanted the fence up, with Cory and Troy, Bono says “Some people build fences to keep people out… and other people build fences to keep people in....   [tags: close, death, family]

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Limitations And Limitations Of The Film Song Yet Sung By Mcbride

- Often there is time where an individual may feel incapable of achieving certain goals. It is not because they do not have the ability to achieve such goals, but on the moral grounds that their abilities will no longer be at the forefront of society vision. As society tends to focus on the color of an individual skin and their gender rather than the abilities there is able to bring to the table. The feeling of incapability that these individuals face where they will be judged on race and gender and not their abilities are referred to as limitation....   [tags: African American, American Civil War, Funk, Race]

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Minor Characters in The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- In stories, minor characters are often highlighted to display or represent a certain idea. The novel The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, shows the rich and their romps. Most are carefree and only care about themselves and their status. The novel focus’ on Jay Gatsby, a mysterious extravagantly rich man who throws blowout parties and lives in luxury in hopes of winning over his love, Daisy. Gatsby builds his life of from nothing, as the son of poor farmers from the west and then morphing himself into a New York millionaire....   [tags: jay gatsby, owl eyes]

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Marketing And Advertising For The End Goal Of Selling Products

- In our current society, advertising is approached in different ways when trying to appeal to more of a male or female audience. Companies who use marketing and advertising for the end goal of selling products tend to aim their advertisements to the gender that is most likely to buy the products (Gender Matters). Unilever is a company that sells multiple brands and different types of product; however, two brands that they sell, dove and axe, take opposite approaches when it comes to advertising and this has been seen as a controversial issue with different portrayals of women (Said et al.)....   [tags: Marketing, Advertising, Brand, Self-esteem]

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Maslow's Theory of Self-Actualization and Giving Up on Dreams

- As we can see, in the daily life we are living in, people always give up on their dreams very easily. It is usual for us to hear someone say that, "I quit. I can not do this any more." Some people do so because they are tired of what they are doing, and others may just give up on their dreams because of their own personality problem. In my point of view, it is not a good or healthy thing to do because in the end, people may regret for what they decided to do. They may feel unhappy or even depressed....   [tags: Maslow, theory of self-actualization, psychology, ]

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Gender Analysis:Unfair Treatment to Women in the Workplace

- Introduction Organizations and managing labor relations are two complex aspects of our daily functioning environment. Throughout the years it’s been evident that times have very much changed; in day to day life one can easily notice a rise in the number of women who have gotten to work, across divisions on a global scale. Yet despite their pursuit of high standards of education and occupational skills, they are still lagging behind in the corporate world, the reason being – discrimination. Discrimination against women at work has different aspects; unequal pay, undermined skill set, segregation in certain divisions and jobs, the work and home balance along with sexual harassment are just som...   [tags: Business, Gender]

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Most Common Illegal Drugs in the United States

- ... Growing a plant like this on public grounds may be unsafe for the surrounding ecosystem as well as hikers or visitors to the park. Legalizing the drug would get rid of any motives to cultivate such illicit farms. This would effectively save millions in efforts to rid of these plants and environmental clean-up costs ( California’s taxpayer’s are also shelling out for law enforcement officers to chase down and arrest marijuana consumers. “According to FBI statistics, California arrested 74,119 people on marijuana charges in 2007 - nearly 80 percent of those were for simple possession (” In 2010, over 52 percent of all drug arrests in California were marijuana-rela...   [tags: marijuana, legalization movement]

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Is the American Dream Changing or Fading Away?

- In the 1920s, the American Dream was much different from what we believe the American Dream is today. Although it is changing, the American Dream is also fading and people are making their own dreams. The American Dream is the traditional social ideals of the United States and many people’s lives revolve around trying to achieve what they perceive this dream as. “Childhood was better when I was a kid.” Being a teenager that statement is used a lot in my life from grandparents and parents. The American Dream was originated in the early days of settlement....   [tags: tradition, social, ideals, immigrants, money]

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The Descent of Alette: Confronting the Male Hegemony

- The Descent of Alette by Alice Notley follows Alette's journey through the underground subway system, which ends up being a whole different world. Alette's mission to take down the oppressive tyrant that controls this underground world, symbolizes her desire to confront male hegemony. Through refrences to the thesis, form, and historical context it is undeniable that the author is taking the reader on a journey through Alette's struggle with patriarchy. At different points throughout the poem Notley repeats the thesis of the story....   [tags: poem, power, equality]

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Analysis Of George Wilson 's ' Fences '

- Fences August Wilson was an award- winning playwright who documented the African-American experience through a series of ten plays. He was born on April 27, 1945 in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, PA. Wilson had wrote a number of plays and received many awards for these them. In 1985, he wrote Fence. The play opens in 1957, when Troy is fifty-three years old. It revolves around the character Troy Maxson and the racism, dreams, and physiological walls put up all throughout his life. Racism made a huge impact on Troy Maxson from when he was young through his life until he past away....   [tags: Black people, White people, African American]

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Analysis Of Fritz Lang 's ' Metropolis '

- In 1927, German Director, Fritz Lang, directed the film Metropolis. Metropolis takes places in a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city 's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. Through this film, Lang attempts to shed light on the discomfort brought upon by the evolution of traditional gender roles, ultimately shaming the expressionism society for their black and conceptions of femininity and sexuality....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Masculinity, Woman]

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