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Gender Roles in The Cosby Show

- Gender Roles in The Cosby Show On September 20, 1984 a show aired that changed the way we view gender roles on television. Television still perpetuates traditional gender stereotypes and in reflecting them TV reinforces them by presenting them as the norm (Chandler, 1). The Cosby Show, challenged the typical gender stereotyping of television, daring to go against the dominant social values of its time period. In its challenge of the dominant social view, the show redefined the portrayal of male and female roles in television....   [tags: Gender Television Media The Cosby Show Essays TV]

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Two Comedic Television Families, The Cosby Show and Rosanne

- American families depicted in television comedy shows outwardly appear as stereotypical characters. Extreme contrasting types are used to exaggerate real life: wealthy or poor, urban or rural, and sophisticated or naïve. This is not only for entertainment value, it seems: the characteristics of these families can represent the diversity within the families across our nation. As a show develops it can reach out to the audience by touching on more realistic values. A demonstration of how a television family deals with an issue can make that family appear to be even more similar to each other and comparable to real American families as well....   [tags: household, children, sitcom]

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Little House On The Prairie, By The Cosby Show, And Family Ties

- Television shows are not the same as they used to be. Little House on the Prairie, Lassie, The Cosby Show, and Family Ties are all shows my mom and grandma used to watch growing up. Reality shows did not exist. The closest reality show, back then, may have been People’s Court; which was a favorite of my grandmother. The shows aired today have borne a drama addicted society, whom have engraved these shows into their daily routines. Shark Tank, Survivor, Keeping Up with The Kardashians are only a few popular shows among the media world....   [tags: Reality television, Television, American Idol]

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Socially Constructed Stereotypes in All in the Family, The Jefferson’s and The Cosby Show.

- Eye witness accounts of events are not always accurate. The accounts depicted by depend on how witnesses read the situation. The same is true when interpreting the depiction of race and/or ethnicity in media productions. Because situations gain meaning through the process of social construction (the interpretation of a situation based on one’s knowledge), the same event can be viewed and internalized by witnesses who render opposing viewpoints. This analysis will compare the depiction and rejection of socially constructed stereotypes relative to race and ethnicity in three situation comedies: All in the Family, The Jefferson’s and The Cosby Show....   [tags: Race, Ethnicity, Stereotypes]

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African American Comedies Effect

- African American Comedies Effect on my Childhood and Growth When you’re bored, what do you do. I find that when boredom hits reading a book simply puts me to sleep. I find boredom cured by television; but as I’m sure you already know that even television can bore you to tears sometimes. I have found that I enjoy watching comedies to entertain me, but not pointless comedies with no plot; just jokes. I am enticed by comedies with a good plot and that teaches me more than just how to make someone laugh....   [tags: Cosby Show, The Jeffersons, Good Life]

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Fighting Charges of Assimilation in Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun and The Cosby Show

- Fighting Charges of Assimilation in Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun and The Cosby Show The critical reception of The Cosby Show, an enormously popular television sitcom in the 1980's, roughly paralleled that of A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry's highly acclaimed play of the 1950's. Both the television series and the play helped change the way Blacks are portrayed in the entertainment media. But despite being initially greeted with critical praise, both subsequently fell under heavy scrutiny by many critics for being too assimilationist....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays]

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The End Of Post Identity Television By Michael Omi

- Many people in America like to think that racial stereotyping and racism is a thing of the past, but racial stereotyping is still prominent in America. Although racial stereotyping and racism significantly slowed down, it still remains a major factor in American society. In “The End of Post-Identity Television,” Aymar Jean Christian argues the fact that race is not a major factor in casting characters in a television series or a movie, he reveals that race is not relevant anymore. In Michael Omi’s “In Living Color: Race and American Culture,” he argues how racial stereotyping and racism still exist in America....   [tags: Racism, African American, Race, The Cosby Show]

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What Bill Cosby Taught Me About Sexual Violence And Flying

- In the article, “What Bill Cosby Taught Me about Sexual Violence and Flying”, Kiese Laymon’s main pitch is that racial issue and sexual violence are intermingled issues that are still current in our nation today. The way the author styled this article makes it very unique, but also encourages the reader to want to read this piece all the way to the ending. The way that this essay is styled is a personal narrative. This article responds to sexual violence and racism in our nation and makes his issue known that it is a part of everyday society and there can be harmful repercussions such as alcoholism and suicidal thoughts....   [tags: African American, Black people, Bill Cosby, Rape]

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bill cosby

- Bill Cosby Bill Cosby was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on July 12, 1937 as William Henry Cosby, Jr. In the 1950’s, Bill Cosby dropped out of high school to join the Navy. He did attend college on a football scholarship at Temple University years later. He also completed his doctorate in education at the University of Massachusetts during the 1970‘s. In 1965, Bill Cosby married his wife, Camille Hanks. They have celebrated 35 years of marriage, and this year will make 36 years. They had five children: Erika, Erinn, Ens, Evin, and Ennis (who was tragically killed in January of 1997)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Impact of African-American Sitcoms on America's Culture

- The Impact of African-American Sitcoms on America's Culture Since its start, the television industry has been criticized for perpetuating myths and stereotypes about African-Americans through characterizations, story lines, and plots. The situation comedy has been the area that has seemed to draw the most criticism, analysis, and disapproval for stereotyping. From Sanford and Son and The Jefferson’s in the 1970s to The Cosby Show (1984) and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in the 1990s, sitcoms featuring black casts and characters have always been controversial....   [tags: Fresh Prince Bel-Air Jeffersons Cosby Essays]

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The Simpsons Television Show as a Pop Culture Icon

- The definition of the "typical" American family has changed considerably over time. Ever since the age of television dawned on American culture, situation comedies have tried to portray the typical American family in an attempt to reach as many viewers as possible. In the 1950's, there was "Leave It to Beaver" which represented a generic view of the American family during its time. There was a father whose responsibility was to financially support the family and be a role model for his children....   [tags: Papers Simpsons TV Essays Papers]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Truman Show '

- The Truman Show engenders question on the authenticity of behavior and virtue in the face of pervasive voyeurism(which I will refer to in an exclusively non sexual manner). The Truman Show expostulates that an unaware participant in this perverted voyeurism, no matter the level of cognizant awareness, is still inauthentic because of the pervasive manipulation by Cristof and his cronies and the willing deception by Truman Show 's costars. These factors engender a contrived scenario that forces Truman to act in an expected manner—rather than natural--much like the intrusive Mr....   [tags: Reality television, The Truman Show]

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Reality and the Movie "The Truman Show"

- The reality of the world and the truth of it is questioned everyday, especially when something goes wrong. This is shown in the Truman show, when Truman finally starts to question the reality of the world and the truth of the people that surrounds him. So we need to ask to following questions to understand what the film is essentially about. Firstly, do we agree with the statement- We accept the reality of the world which we are presented. Secondly, what messages is the director trying to give us about modern society....   [tags: Truman Show, reality, ]

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The Truman Show : An Unusual Type Of Reality Television Show

- The Truman Show, starring Jim Carey, is a movie about an unusual type of reality television show starring a Truman Burbank in a 14 hour a day television show that is all about his life. The show began when Truman Burbank was born and has been running for almost 30 years. Truman has spent his entire life in a large dome that is made to look like the real world, including weather, sky, stars, a sea, and his hometown, Seahaven. The town is equipped with 5,000 cameras so that Truman will always be seen on the TV show “The Truman Show” at any time of the day from inside his home to anywhere in town....   [tags: Reality television, The Truman Show, Television]

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The Truman Show: Film Commentary

- America saw him when he was born. Everyone in the world tuned in for his first step. For thirty years, Truman Burbank was unknowingly the subject of a reality television show. When he was born, Truman was adopted by the network. His entire life is displayed to millions of people through a series of hidden cameras. His life is nothing more than a source of entertainment for the viewers and a source of profit for the producers.The omnipotent director, Christof, creates an artificial world, Seahaven, that revolves around Truman....   [tags: Fallacies, Reality Show]

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Duck Dynasty TV Show

- Blood cannot be staged even when family values are. In Reality-TV family values, you can be the worst parent in the world but as long as you put family above all else. You can make yourself a martyr for your families happiness. Showing the world they too can have true happiness beyond all the money and recognition just by loving their family. The most important thing in life is family as long as it is like mine. The family unit and values must be put above everything else in life. Duck Dynasty follows the true hegemonic narrative of the perfect nuclear family and demonstrates the staging of the modern hillbilly meets success....   [tags: television show synapse and review]

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Truman 's The Truman Show

- How Philosophy Relates to “The Truman Show” Truman, the main character of “The Truman Show” exists on the set of a television show, where he has existed his entire life, starring himself as the main character. Truman believes that he is simply leading a normal life, because the director and all of the actors on the show work hard to make it seem like reality, to make the show as realistic as possible to fool Truman. However, certain events start taking place which causes Truman to question his reality....   [tags: Reality television, The Truman Show, Television]

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Review of The Boogie Woogie Christmas Show

- The show starts at 8pm. The time was 7:30, I was just leaving the house, and it was raining. My wife and I had to hurry because it would take almost all of 30 minutes to get to the “The Boogie Woogie Christmas Show”. Feeling pressured to get to the show on time I started to feel frustrated. When we got there, it was still raining. We go in, get the tickets, and seat ourselves in the middle of the middle row. Looking around and observing the audience, I unintentionally stereotyped the show. I noticed quite a few older people and to make a simple sentence of my thoughts, I undermined the show....   [tags: Play Review, Show Review]

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Postmodernism in US Television Show Lost

- Postmodernism can be defined as a rejection of the idea that there are certain unequivocal truths or grand narratives (such as capitalism, faith or science) and as a belief that there are multiple ways of understanding anything, whether it be it culture, philosophy, art, literature, films, etc, or even television... Television reflects the mass-produced society we live in and certain shows exhibit many of the archetypes of postmodernism that have become prevalent in other art forms. Postmodernism can be useful for understanding contemporary television it can help us to relate to the ever-changing world we live in....   [tags: TV Show Analysis]

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Cosby and Soto

- Bill Cosby’s “Go Deep to the Sewer” and Gary Soto’s “The Talk” are two short stories that share ample contrasting qualities. Cosby’s short story depicts the carefree side of childhood while Soto’s short story portrays the equivocal side of childhood. The nonchalant version found in Cosby’s narrative brings the reader into the diurnal lifestyle of a child in Philadelphia which includes amusement and play. On the other hand, Soto’s ambivalent version captures the reader into the minds of two friends who spend their time contemplating ways to better themselves for the sake of their future....   [tags: Go Deep to the Sewer, The Talk]

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The Truman Show By Peter Weir

- The Truman show written by Peter Weir follows the story of Truman Burbank whom of which lives in a fake and false world, but is unaware that his whole life has been controlled by the creator of the show, Christof, and that all the people in his life are actors and his life is a television production and his city is an elaborate television set. The Truman Show is a satirical commentary and talks about how the media is a large influence in our lives. Weir uses many film techniques, such as production design, camera, editing, lighting, sound and characterisation, to make us empathise with the protagonist, Truman, as he learns the truth about his life and escapes the television set and ends Chri...   [tags: The Truman Show, Peter Weir, Ed Harris]

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The Truman Show: The Dangers of Virtual Reality

- “There are people who view virtual reality with little enthusiasm and dismiss it as ‘science fiction, seeing it as having no practical application in the real world.” The term virtual reality basically means ‘near reality’. Virtual reality is meant to be very close to what actual reality is like. The Truman Show is a very good example of how virtual reality can be harmful to oneself. Although just a movie, The Truman Show warns of the formation of false relationships, the loss of identity and the self-imposed entrapment that comes with virtual reality....   [tags: truman show, virtual reality, inviduality]

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Breaking Bad: How the Show Deals with Gender and Violence

- In many ways the inception of the television has been a growing phenomenon in our history, cultivating many moments that changed the view of how we preserve what influences us and how we become who we are. The television has since become so important in people’s lives showcasing films, news, shows, commercials, etc. estimating a whopping 96% universal presence in U.S. households (David Croteau, 2014) one can wonder if what is shown in television is a product of the environment or the product of the viewer....   [tags: popular television show analysis]

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Why Supernatural Is My Favorite TV Show

- If you have never seen the TV show Supernatural you need to start watching it then. Why, you ask. Only that it is the most remarkable TV show of time. Well in my opinion it is. Supernatural has magnificent characters and a storyline that just spits out action and drama in every episode. The creatures and ghost are the nightmares you hope will never come true . Here are some main reason on why I watch the show and recommend you to do the same. The main characters consist of two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester and their angel friend Castiel Novak or Cas who comes on the show about season four.There is also a hunter who used to work with their dad named Bobby Singer, a deceitful demon who is...   [tags: show analysis, seasons]

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The Legacy of the Jerry Springer Show

- The Legacy of the Jerry Springer Show For years we have heard the audience yell "Jerry, Jerry, Jerry!" and go crazy for those Jerry beads. But will Jerry Springer actually be remembered years from now. Some may argue that no, Jerry Springer was just a phase and no one will care about it in the future. They may be right at some level. No one really watches the show like before, but Jerry Springer has left an impact on American culture which is something worth talking about. Springer has changed how many watch television, and in a sense, has introduced a little more explicitly violence on television....   [tags: Television Show]

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Analysis Of Truman 's ' The Truman Show '

- 2762462 Cheryl King English 1301 August 7, 2015 The Truman Show He’s unaware of it, but Truman 's entire life is part of an enormous TV show. Executive producer Christof coordinates The Truman Show, a televised show of Truman’s life shot by secret cameras hidden everywhere in the town. Christof attempts to control Truman’s life, even making his love, Sylvia, disappear from the show and replacing her with Meryl. Truman is honest, and innocent which made him locked behind a life of repetition. In his rebellion of his normal routine he notice that the whole town revolves around his life....   [tags: The Truman Show, Peter Weir, Andrew Niccol]

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The Number One Show on Television: The Blacklist

- The Blacklist is a crime drama television program that airs on NBC. It is an American television series that stars Megan Boone, James Spader and Harry Lennix. The idea behind it is that an ingenious, criminal mastermind, for some apparent reason, starts to assist the FBI in catching the world’s most wanted criminals, some of which they did not know existed. Yet, Raymond “Red” Reddington surrenders to the authorities under the condition that he will only cooperate with a rookie FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen....   [tags: tv show, crime drama, nbc, raymond reddington]

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Social Networking: A Modern Day Freak Show

- The carnival grotesque, with its freak shows and abnormal humans, was very popular and controversial back in the late 18th to early 19th century, by then it had matured into a distinct form of entertainment. In the 21st century, has the concept become dated. Has the freak show been revealed for the mistreatment and subjugation of many poor human beings. We live in times where many things that were once discriminated are now accepted and many kinds of people recognized as members of society and although there are instances that would challenge that notion, it is only a minority....   [tags: Social Networking Carnival, Facebook Freak Show]

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Bill Cosby : An Epidemic Of Bad Behaviors

- Among the young, it seems like there is an epidemic of bad behaviors. Teenagers aren’t finishing high school, they are getting knocked up, and going to prison/jail. In his “Pound Cake Speech” Bill Cosby addresses these issues to the African American community. His speech was an emotional view of parenting these days. Bill Cosby argues that the 50 percent dropout rate in schools is because of parenting, children not speaking English grammatically is because of parenting, children having children is because of parenting, and children carrying guns and ending up in prison is because of parenting....   [tags: High school, Poverty, Teenage pregnancy]

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Allegory and Truman Show

- Allegory and Truman Show The Allegory of the Cave has many parallels with The Truman Show. Initially, Truman is trapped in his own “cave”; a film set or fictional island known as Seahaven. Truman’s journey or ascension into the real world and into knowledge is similar to that of Plato’s cave dweller. In this paper, I will discuss these similarities along with the very intent of both of these works whose purpose is for us to question our own reality. In his Allegory Plato shows us how a man ascends from the darkness of a cave to the light of the outside world....   [tags: Allegory Cave Truman Show Essays]

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The Truman Show A Film Centered On The Life Of Truman Burbank ( Jim Carrey )

- Section One The Truman Show is a film centered on the life of Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey). Born to a mother who did not want him, Truman Burbank was legally adopted by a major television network at the time of his birth. Truman unwittingly is the star of a television show. is the story of his life; now a 29 year old insurance salesman, residing in the town of Seahaven. Ever since Truman was born his life has been filmed and broadcasted for an audience twenty four hours a day. Everything that he has grown to believe is his life: his family, marriage and friends—were scripted by the creators of the show....   [tags: Reality television, The Truman Show, Jim Carrey]

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Analysis of Bill Cosby’s “The Pound Cake Speech”

- During the 2004 NAACP awards ceremony at Washington, D.C., in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the landmark case Brown vs. Board of Education , Bill Cosby delivers a speech, which would be subsequently referred to as “The Pound Cake Speech, criticizing the lifestyle and lack of parenting in the African–American community. The speech has been severely criticized for it is delivery and topics expressed within it. Author Jerome Corsi notes, "Cosby was attacked both for his flippant tone and because his argument appeared to 'blame the victim' for the racial inequality and racial injustice suffered." The purpose of this essay is to examine why the use of comedy, partitioning of listeners...   [tags: race, parenting, pathos]

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Apt Pupil, Daily Show, Perfect Storm, and How to Make an American Quilt

- Apt Pupil, Daily Show, Perfect Storm, and How to Make an American Quilt - How Will These Help My Writing. Apt Pupil Psychological thriller Lack of a conclusion Not enough character development Plot didn't develop Daily Show Appeals to a specific audience Comedy and satire of the news and current events Sensationalism Perfect Storm Use of imagery Believable dialogue Suspenseful situations Believable reactions How to Make an American Quilt Complete characterization Plots independent of each but make an interdependent story Believable events and reactions The four works; Apt Pupil, Daily Show, Perfect Storm, and How to Make an American Quilt are all very respectable in their individu...   [tags: The Daily Show Perfect Storm]

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To Show or Not to Show?...That Is The Question

- When showing a movie that is based on a piece of literature to high school students, the person showing the movie should take in consideration of several aspects that affect the student. If the movie does more harm than good, it should not be shown for the good of the student. These aspects must be acknowledged especially when deciding if the 2007 movie version of Beowulf is acceptable to show to East Juniata high school seniors. Mr. Benner should not show this to the high school seniors because it does not follow the plot line as close as possible, parts of the movie can disgust some of the students, and it is possible that the movie could deride the actual poem....   [tags: Censorship]

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Parallels Between The Truman Show and Plato's Allegory of the Cave

- Parallels Between The Truman Show and Plato's Allegory of the Cave The movie, 'The Truman Show' is about a reality television show that has been created to document the life of a man who, adopted at birth by a television network, is tricked into believing that his life, his reality, is normal and the environment that he lives is real. It is set in a town called Seahaven, which is essentially a simulation of the real world similar enough to the outside world that the viewing audience can relate to it....   [tags: Truman Show Compare Contrast Plato Essays]

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Cosby Park

- Cosby Park The Great Smoky Mountains is one of the most famous parks in the United States. The park is known for its beautiful mountains and streams, clean air, and frequent rain. My local part of the park is Cosby, located in the Great Smoky Mountains eighty-two miles west of the East Tennessee State University campus ( The park is a wonderful, activity-filled stop for any student wanting to get away for a few days. The drive to Cosby passes by quickly because of all the interesting sites along the way....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place]

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The Quiz Show

- The film, “The Quiz Show” is about the famous public revealing of a rigged television production called Twenty-One during the 1950s. The shows main attraction, a Jewish Queen’s resident named Herbert Stempel, rose to fame as families around the county watched the bright contestant correctly answer question after question, week after week. As ratings and profits began to plateau sponsors and producers felt a change of face was necessary. Producers recruit Charles Van Doren an instructor from Columbia University who happens to be the son of Mark Van Doren a prominent poet and distinguished academic....   [tags: Film, Movie]

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The Puppet Show

- We live in a world where we are being manipulated like puppets and don’t even know it. Disinformation is the strings used in the puppet show. Disinformation is commonly mixed up with misinformation however the intent is what separates the two. Misinformation is false information without the intent to mislead people while disinformation is false information that is intended to mislead people. Throughout history people are deceived into believe things that are not true. If people know it or not, everyone is given facts that are not true in some way....   [tags: George W. Bush, Iraq War]

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The Chappelle Show

- "Where have I been?"  Dave Chappelle asked a San Francisco crowd in 2005. "It is a long story. It is a long, uninteresting story ..." Perhaps it is. And perhaps it isn’t. One thing is for certain. Today, Chappelle is considered by many to be one of the most influential comedians. He is particularly well known for his lively, controversial, and sometimes bordering on the obscene stand-up comic acts. In 2006, he was labeled “the comic genius of America” by Esquire. More recently, Billboard (2013) proclaimed him “the best.” Amazingly, it has been more than ten years since his comedy series, “The Chappelle Show” first aired....   [tags: comedy routines, race, inequalities]

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Commentary on Bill Cosby´s Dr. Spock Never Promised Us a Rose Garden

- I’M GOING TO KNOCK YOU INTO NEXT WEEK IF YOU DON’T… I am pretty sure many parents have or would tell their children those words. It’s the main threat that almost every child has heard in his or her lifetime. Whether the mom or dad was talking to them or someone else, in Bill Cosby’s “Dr. Spock Never Promised Us a Rose Garden” he explains and breaks down the dynamics of parenting from both the mother and father’s role. As a father of five children, you would think of having the parenting “thing” down packed, but raising children doesn’t get easier, you will just become more advanced into raising the child you have....   [tags: Parenting, Children]

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The Popularity of The Burns and Allen Show

- ... Unlike Burns, Allen was born in California into a performing family. Allen was born with an abnormality called heterochromia, one eye was blue and the other eye was green. Allen’s first on stage debut was at age 3 and at age 14, Allen dropped out of a Catholic girl’s school to join the family business; entertaining on stage. A few years before dropping out of school, while still a child, a pot of boiling hot tea had fallen on Allen, burning the left arm and shoulder and leaving behind a permanent scar....   [tags: radio, comedy, family]

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Split Personality : ' The Hook Of The Show '

- SPLIT PERSONALITY is a proposed TV series. It presents as a dark comedy. The hook of the show is that the main protagonist, Katy, a spiritual healer, has her own spiritual event when she begins seeing a mysterious “teenager” that looks like her. It turns out to be her dead aunt. The plot does a nice job in highlighting Katy’s off-centered and dysfunctional family. They all present as offbeat and eccentric. They are all flawed. They feel like original characters that could attract talent given their quirky personalities....   [tags: Comedy, Family, Sexual identity]

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A Critical Analysis On The Show Archer

- Unable to find any two songs specific enough to compare I have decided to do a critical analysis essay on the show Archer, having just watched this show I was very interested in their writing, dialogue and underlying themes. They attack racism, sexism, women’s liberties, political discourse, and xenophobia in a refreshing way that can be mistaken by some as offensive and blunt. Especially in today’s society with the advancing in standards in political correctness, satirical shows such as Archer consistently toe the line and at times cross it and when these shows cross the line there is more often than not some form of outcry....   [tags: Satire, Comedy]

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How to Present a Radio Show

- “Console Wars” is a ten-minuet, student made, factual, radio show about gaming. The original idea was to create a show that both entertaining for gaming fans but would still be accessible for people who do not consider themselves gaming fanatics and also factual, so that people would finish listening to the show feeling like they had learning something. The radio show we wanted to make was to be something that would go into a decent amount of detail about gaming without being too confusing to people who do not have an extensive knowledge of the gaming world....   [tags: consdole wars, gaming fans, society]

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Media Control in "The Truman Show"

- The multi-award winning film ‘The Truman Show” which earned numerous nominations from the 71st Academy Awards, 56th Golden Globe Awards, 52nd British Academy Film Awards and The Saturn Awards was a massive hit in 1998. The film was a huge success at the box office making an overall sum of over $200 million. The director of the film, Peter Weir was nominated for ‘Best Director” and the star of the film, Jim Carey won ‘Best actor in Drama’. Critically I think that the film was a very clever and individual film....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Review]

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Evaluation of the Farscape TV Show

- Summer break of 2011 had just started and I was looking for some entertainment. Being a big science fiction fan I was sure that I had gone through all the franchises, Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and Stargate. Bored and yearning for something new I decided to do some browsing. Then I came across a show called Farscape. I had heard of the show in passing, but never gave it a second look. This had been a mistake on my part as I quickly realized Farscape was my new favorite show. Farscape aired on the Sci Fi channel from 1999-2004, during its syndication it won several awards and became a cult hit....   [tags: science fiction television shows]

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The Truman Show vs. the Giver

- Life is a very valuable asset, but when lived on someone else’s terms its nothing but a compromise. The seemingly perfect image of Utopia which combines happiness and honesty with purity, very often leads in forming a dystopian environment. The shrewd discrepancy of Utopia is presented in both the novel ‘The Giver’ by Lois Lowry and the film ‘The Truman Show’ directed by Peter Weir. Both stories depict a perfect community, perfect people, perfect life, perfect world, and a perfect lie. These perfect worlds may appear to shield its inhabitants from evil and on the other hand appear to give individuals no rights of their own....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Television Show Game Of Thrones

- This paper will focus on the television show Game of Thrones, a fantasy drama series that centers around seven noble families fighting for the rule over a mythical land. The shows main antagonist (which I will try to complicate in my essay) is the brutal and calculating leader of one of the seven noble families. I want to read Game of Thrones as a show that, depending on the way you look at it, truly doesn’t have an explicit good or bad side. In this series, what appears to be a ruthless villain in Tywin Lannister, is, in fact, a sympathetic character if you understand his life and his motives....   [tags: Antagonist, Villain, Protagonist, Black hat]

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My Memories Of The Television Show

- I believe there is nothing better than recalling things from your past and reminiscing on how those things or certain events affected your life until now. Every single day when I was in elementary school, I would get home around five thirty in the evening and rush to put my purple backpack down and rip my jacket off, so I could get to the television before my little brother. I anxiously sat in the kitchen while my mother started preparing dinner, and I waited for the clock to hit six. Six o’clock was primetime for my little eight year old self because it was when That’s so Raven came on, and it was the show of my childhood meaning that it was what I spent a lot of my time watching....   [tags: Friendship, Interpersonal relationship]

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The West Wing: The TV Show

- The West Wing Technology is growing fast, as is the new generations branching off with new forms of media and devices that provide us with the news. News and politics have had difficulty when informing its public and community of the events that happen in their community. Now the media and news are growing to reform to the earlier generation’s way of receiving the news and events related to them, by using media and popular culture. According to Wodak, for politics to air and to engage and intrigue its public, it must need scandal, rumour, and speculation (45)....   [tags: political events in the White House]

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Is Reality Show For A Change?

- Real or Not Real: Reality Show for a Change How influential can popular culture be for teenagers. Why is popular culture always redefine by the young adult population. There are many aspects of popular culture that affect how different teenagers see life. Take into consideration Reality TV, which has been glamorize in modern society as “popular.” The image of watching almost real but in most cases fictional shows in TV, instead of the ordinary scripted TV show, attracts in mostly young adults, ages 12-21, because it gives them an aspect of imagining their life in different shoe sizes, because they are able to connect with the main character(s) of the show....   [tags: Television, Reality television, The Real World]

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The Sitcom That 70 's Show

- I chose to analyze the sitcom That 70’s Show, a show that follows the lives of a group of teenage friends: Jackie, Donna, Hyde, Kelso, Eric, and Fez. The show addresses several social issues of the 1970s, including: sexism, sexual attitudes, drug use, politics, and the recession. I selected certain episodes from Season One based on their titles and descriptions; ones I thought may deal with sexism more in-depth than other episodes. “Battle of the Sexists” begins with the boys reading a Playboy magazine and forming judgements of the women based on their bodies....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Man]

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The Facts And Show Human Trafficking

- My paper is to show the facts and show what human trafficking. I will explain the way victims are recruited by men and women who sell and enslave women and children. Evidence that will contribute are victims and consumers and customer. Ending will be the difficult ways to identify victims of sex trafficking, and the criminal justice system on human trafficking. U.S. Department of State reasons that they believes that thousands of children in the United States are trafficked within the borders of their country....   [tags: Human trafficking, Prostitution, Slavery, Victim]

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TV Sitcom: That '70s Show

- That 70’s show is about Eric Forman and his teenage friends and also is family members that live in Point Place Wisconsin through the time period of 1976-1979. The biggest surprise about the series is that despite it being only a three year time frame it managed to run for eight seasons that was seen on Fox from 1998 to 2006 which became the networks second longest running live action sitcom only trailing the show married with children. Despite the fact that the show wasn’t really based in the 70’s the production of the show did a good job to make it seem like they lived in the 70’s with cars, music etc… It’s kind of weird that the show was named “that 70’s show” when it didn’t officially ta...   [tags: themes, humor, elements]

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Measuring Performance at Trade Show

- BACKGROUND OF STUDY Many research shows that the meaning of trade show is fairs, exposition and also trade fairs (Morrow 2002; Kirchgeorg 2005). According to Kirchgeorg, Springer, and Kastner (2010) nowadays trade shows have been used as important tools in communication mix for most of the companies. Besides that trade shows are an important medium for the promotional strategies for marketers to promote and sell their products and services for many companies (Smith, T.M., Hama, K. and Smith, P.M....   [tags: Business, Food Shows]

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Analyzing The Du Production Show

- Analyzing the DU Production Show After I watched three DU production shows, the most impressive show to me was called I’m Not Stupid. This is a very powerful and impulsive show. The unique context with twisted psychological way of thinking created huge amount of emotion throughout the show. This is a tragedy, From the death of Roger, the show reveals the ugly or dark soul of human being. It showed the cruelest moral problem, which is betrayal from the most trustworthy person. This whole show is really sad....   [tags: Time, Feeling, Audience theory, Emotion]

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Cosmos TV Show, a Sinopsis

- Cosmos TV Show Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the cosmos TV show. Introduction I.Attention Material: Cosmos is a great and appealing TV show which explains and breaks down the science of the cosmos and earth, and Carl Sagan and his wife Ann Duryan started this amazing shoe in the 1970's; however, today Seth MacFarlane and Neil deGrasse Tyson run the show which brings more creditable claims and amazing visuals. II.Credibility: I got my sources for this speech from CNN, USA Today, and watching Cosmos on Hulu....   [tags: Science, Neil DeGrasse]

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The Show Dexter 's Laboratory

- For this project, I choose to do my reflection over the show Dexter’s Laboratory. I choose to watch and review this particular show because it is one that I remember watching frequently as a child. Each episode of Dexter is split into two smaller “episodes”. I watched season three-episode seven which showed “Dos Boots” and “A Dee Dee Cartoon”. It didn’t take very long into the episode to see how certain stereotypes play a central role on this show. It was something I had never realized as a kid either because I was too young to notice or had never been purposely looking for it....   [tags: Big Bang, Science, The Big Bang Theory, Chemistry]

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The New Millennium Minstrel Show

- In the beginning of Bamboozled, it seems that Pierre Delacroix, writer of Mantan: The New Millennium Minstrel Show, is a sell-out to his own people and he knows it. As the movie progressed on, it looks as if he is portrayed all wrong, but towards the end of the movie, I started to think he was a sell-out all over again. He became a product of his creation. Pierre Delacroix, real name Peerless Dothan, wanted to be white, but he failed to realize that he would never be because of his skin color. He changed his own name so he would be more appealing to white people....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, African American]

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Quiz Show by Robert Redford

- Ethics have been the principles that shape individual lives in modern society. It is a subjective idea that seems to have a standard in society. Ethics and morals are the major factors that guide individuals to make right and wrong choices. Something that is morally right to one person might be the very opposite of what another person will view as right. There are many factors that can trigger a change in an individual’s view of morality. These factors might be personal and self-centred, while others might be for the “general good”....   [tags: film analysis, ethics in society]

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16 & Pregnant- MTV Show

- 16 & Pregnant is a TV show aired on MTV that as the name suggests, focuses on the lives of various teens who are pregnant whilst still in high school; each tells a different story. In these episodes, viewers are able to observe the struggles these teens face as a result of pregnancy during pubescent development. Controversy has been made as a result of the release of this show; this left viewers torn between whether 16 & Pregnant discourages teen pregnancy or shrouds it within curiosity. There is more than sufficient evidence to say that 16 & Pregnant, does in fact discourage teen pregnancy for various reasons....   [tags: Teen Pregnancy, Education, Reality Television]

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Dreams and the Talent Show

- As she was sleeping peacefully through the night, the girl would always wake up screaming. She would always have the same dream every single night since her fourteenth birthday. She was sick and tired of it and didn’t have an idea of what it meant. For all she wanted was for the dream to go away. The dream would always start with her on center stage in one of the most enormous and beautiful places she had ever seen. She noticed how a single ray of light would shine down upon her face. It was very dark, she couldn’t tell how many people were there but she could hear their screams, apparently they were cheering for her....   [tags: dreams, ]

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Film Analysis on The Show

- The Show (1995) is a documentary that portrays the hip hop industry and how artists are affected before and after making it big. The documentary also depicts the influence of commercialization in the industry. The Show focuses on hip-hop’s finer elements and the notions that envelop the genre—art and business, fantasy and reportage, naïveté and cynicism. This documentary shows that some of the artists believe that the success they have been given benefits not only them, but the members of society....   [tags: Documentary, Hip Hop Industry]

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ABC Story: The Truman Show

- ... The first time Truman was given the choice between safety and independence he favored independence. When Truman had first met Lauren (Sylvia) he was in love. On their first date they had gone to the beach and Sylvia had started to tell Truman the true nature of his life and how it was actually a television show; due to this she was briskly escorted out of his life with only ‘moving to Fiji’ as the explanation. Truman then decided that he would follow Sylvia to Fiji and risk his stable life to see her again....   [tags: safety, independence, life]

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The New Show Parent Swap

- The new show Parent Swap is where two sets of parents from different cultures, one from a collectivist culture and one from an individualist culture, swap families for two weeks. Each household is comprised of a multigenerational family; the paternal grandparents, the father and mother, and three children aged 1, 8, and 14-years old. We will first explore the differences between the two cultures as well as the parenting styles of each culture. Then discussing the differences in parental expectations for each of the children within each of the families....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Parenting styles, Parent]

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MTV's Catfish: The TV Show

- ... Although many might engage in criminal behaviors others will find a different approach to success. Merton established other forms that an individual might respond such as conformity, innovation, ritualism, retreatism and rebellion these explained an individual goal and the access to the means. This can either present a negative or positive outcome. For Merton these responses to deviance show how society strains people hence the name of the strain theory. The strain theory can lead to the triggers of feeling s that can become rage and defeat by society which can lead to a result in crime....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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Movie, Film, And Tv Show

- 1) Pick a person—it may be someone you know (but de-identify them) or may be a character from a book, movie, or TV show. In the opening paragraph, give a brief description of the individual or character such as age, stage of life (child, adolescent, or adult) and any relevant background information from the book, movie, or their life that describes who they are. Hanna Marin, from the TV show, Pretty Little Liars, is a 16 year-old high school student living in the fictional town of Rosewood Pennsylvania....   [tags: High school, Nutrition, Eating disorders]

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Analysis of Television Show Roseanne

- First titled Life and Stuff, Roseanne aired its first season in 1988 and its last season in 1997. The show starred Roseanne Barr as Roseanne Conner and John Goodman as Dan Conner. The couple lived in Lanford, Illinois with their three children Becky, Darlene, and D.J. They are a blue-collar, working-class family with both parents working outside of the home. They struggled just to pay the bills and put food on the table, sometimes each working two jobs. It portrayed real life issues such as pre-marital sex and pregnancy, financial struggles, sexuality, infidelity, death, drugs, and much more....   [tags: work, pay, bills, lesbian, couch]

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The Lighthouse Talent Show

- Christiana Wildwood was laying down and was finishing her last touches on her artwork. She wanted not only to win a lot of trophies in  art but also to have her own studio. Then, raise money for kids who didn't have enough money to take art classes. Christina had a chance to enter into her school's art competition, The Lighthouse Talent Show. The Lighthouse Talent Show was hosted by the Hugger Krater Art School. The talent show had enough money for the winner to have their studio. This wasn't the end of talent show award....   [tags: Christina Wildwood story]

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Movie Review: Quiz Show

- Humans have a tendency to think of their wants and needs, so they plan their life accordingly. However, life isn't perfect and nor are the plans that individuals make. The choices made each day demonstrate an important part of one's ideals and moral values but these strong pillars of identity weaken as problems worsen. The basis for and impact of choices is portrayed very well in the movie The Quiz show, staring Ralph Fiennes, John Turturro and Rob Morrow. The movie shows that the basis for an individual’s choices depends on that individual's interest and values, hunger for success and the fear of tarnishing their reputation....   [tags: American historical film]

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Truman Show Research Paper

- Greek philosopher Plato’s most famous work, The Republic, commonly known as book VII, presented what came forth as “the allegory of the cave.” Plato wrote “Men live in illusion.” (Plato). “Was anything real?”(Nicol). This is a quote that directly came from The Truman Show, which was published in 1998. Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, is a story that describes how prisoners would mistake appearance for reality. The Truman Show is a movie centered around a reality television show of a man that is living a so called “fake” life....   [tags: film analysis, Plato's Republic]

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The Television Show Reign

- Everyday we watch tv shows and pay less attention to the inequality, power and social class issues in play than the love triangles and action scenes. I chose to watch the tv show Reign because even before this class, I had noticed the social justice issues in play and although it is a historical show, it has a certain modern element to it. The show is about Queen Mary of Scotland, set in the 16th century. Queen Mary had been set to marry Prince Francis of France since she was only a few weeks old, the marriage was used as an alliance between Scotland and France....   [tags: Marriage, English-language films]

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My Favorite Television Show

- My favorite television show that I like to sit down and watch at the end of a long day is Reba. I always look forward to relaxing in front of the TV and watching the witty thirty-minute episodes. This show provides me the perfect comic relief at the time of day I need it most. The show features Reba playing the role of a single, divorced, mother with three children, a son-in-law, and a grandchild all living under her roof. Her ex-husband, Brock, and his younger, somewhat dimwitted new wife, Barbra Jean also live nearby and are constantly dropping in unexpectedly....   [tags: Sitcom Review]

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show

- "I think what saved me is being honest. I think I somehow had the courage to do something and to say something that I knew would possibly end my career. Instead of making business more important, I made my soul and my life more important. And I think by being truthful, and being honest, that saved me"- Ellen DeGeneres . Ellen DeGeneres, well-known for her humorous talk-show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, is not just any comedian; she is defiantly one of most inspiring and touching key figures in the world....   [tags: comedian, gay's equality]

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TV Show: Boardwalk Empire

- Nelson Johnson’s Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City is the story of Atlantic City and how it came to be, during construction, high times, and obvious political corruption. The famous television show Boardwalk Empire, starring Steve Buscemi, centers around his characters’ role, Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, rather than emphasizing the growth of Atlantic City. Although Nucky Johnson was instrumental in the high times of Atlantic City, the book focuses on the city itself and how it attracted many....   [tags: Information, Analytical Essay]

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TV Show: The Office

- The American version of The Office debuted in 2005 with the start of its six-episode first season. After the airing of the “Pilot” episode, a reviewer from the Deseret Morning News commented, “Maybe […] after The Office dies a quick death on NBC, the network will decide that trying to Americanize British TV comedies isn’t such a great idea” (quoted in Pilot (The Office)). Despite its original negative reception, The Office went on to run nine successful seasons and has become a television favorite of individuals across America....   [tags: Morals, Bad Faith]

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The Orson Welles Show

- Orson Welles’ career took place in the mid-thirties to late eighties in the twentieth century. He began his career at age fifteen, starting in Ireland, making his acting debut in the Gate Theater in Dublin. By eighteen, Welles started to appear in off-Broadway productions. It was then that he also launched his radio career. By age twenty, he had presented alternate interpretations of certain well-known plays and movies. At age twenty-two he was the most notable Broadway star from Mercury Theater and, because of this, BBC radio gave him an hour each week to broadcast whatever he pleased....   [tags: ireland, acting career, films]

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The Dexter T.V. Show

- Dexter Morgan is a fictional character from the TV show, Dexter. The show tells a story of a man named Dexter, who is a brilliant blood spatter analyst by day and a serial killer of criminals by night. Throughout the day, he stalks his victims and at night he captures them and follows a code of conduct and ritual set by his adopted father before killing them. To figure out what diagnosis to give Dexter, an analysis of his childhood must be conducted. Dexter has no clear memory of his biological family, but was very close with his adoptive family, the Morgans....   [tags: fictional character, the code, dexter morgan]

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The Victorian Freak Show

- The Victorian freak show in Britain exhibited bearded ladies to dwarfs entertaining all classes of Victorian society. Furthermore, it encouraged the public to gaze at the ‘otherness ’ and to evaluate their meaning in relation to Victorian values and hierarchy. As Leslie Fielder argues the freak brings to life our most secret inner fears, ‘the freak challenges the conventional boundaries between man and female between human and animal’ . This essay will explore and analyze the treatment of racial freaks in nineteenth century British freaks shows, to demonstrate how they reflected a number of social, political and economical factors....   [tags: Gender, Sociology, Saartjie Baartman]

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Freak Show at School

- That morning when Eliza walked into school she felt strange and she knew that day was going to be different. For the past year and a half that she had been attending Adelphie Academy and not once had she wore flat shoes. The reason being, Céline; the queen bee of school who decided on the first day of term that she was going to be best friends with her. Consequently, that meant that she had to become someone else, someone who was constantly in the limelight. Adelphie Academy was an international prestigious school in Belgium and it was a historian’s heaven....   [tags: school, friendship, freak, group]

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