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Philosophical Principals Exemplified in The Truman Show and in the Allegory of the Cave

- ... Plato concludes that his idea of the perfect life inside the cave was ill conceived and that the prisoner would have never been aware of the world outside, had he not escaped. Similarly, The Truman Show, directed by Peter Weir, follows the life of a man in the utopian town of Seahaven. What the protagonist isn’t aware of however is that his entire life has been broadcasted throughout the world; as a form of a television show which provides an outlet for entertainment to the public. In both situations the individual is trapped and unable to escape his or her surrounding environment....   [tags: ignorance, prisoners, reality]

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How Does Shakespeare Show Love in Romeo and Juliet?

- How does Shakespeare show love in Romeo and Juliet Love is a powerful human emotion which can manipulate you to do would or could regret in life. In ‘Romeo and Juliet’ , Shakespeare talks about all types of love; aggressive, friendship, unrequited and romantic love. Shakespeare shows different emotions to each type of love. By doing this it makes each type of love unique and different and also exciting as every love differs. In the play the first type of love that is shown by Shakespeare is aggressive love....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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The Ever-Changing Game of Life: The Andy Griffith Show

- I Jumped into the car and quickly put on my seatbelt and started the car. I pulled out of my driveway and drove very quickly to school. I arrived at school and quickly jogged to the building where my class was held. About running into the classroom I had just barely made it to class on time. I did not want to be late to class because I paid for these classes and I did not want to pay for something that I am not learning anything from. However, this is just one example of how life has become so much faster....   [tags: faster, fast-food chains, normal]

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The Tv Show Sister Wives On The Tlc Network

- The hit TV show Sister Wives on the TLC network focuses on a family of twenty-two which consists of not one, not two, not three, but four women who serve as wives to husband Kody Brown. Polygamy has become an especially controversial topic throughout the press lately. Polygamy remains illegal in the United States, however an abundant amount of families found legal ways to practice it through religion. Although the act of polygamy remains illegal, enforcement of the crime has proved difficult as only one marriage is legal on paper, and the others are only spiritual wives, making it dificult for courts to punish....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Polygamy, Polygyny]

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Henry Pollard: The Audience of His Own Show

- Although he is the main character of Party Down, Henry Pollard is far from the conventional protagonist. He is not concerned with actively pursuing some greater good, or fighting against some perceived antagonist. That is not to say that he is the antihero either; in fact, he does not seem to be altogether virtuous or wicked. Henry is merely detached from the situation in a way that most of the other characters featured are not. He manages to be an integral part of every episode without usually becoming directly involved in the plot....   [tags: Television]

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Movie Review : Gran Torino And Television Show

- The project option I chose was option 7. Option 7 assignment wanted you to watch one or two movies or television shows that portrayed two psychological disorders discussed in the book or in class. For this project I chose to watch a movie and a couple episodes of a television show. This essay will be referring to the movie “Gran Torino” and the television show “United states of Tara.” The two disorders that will be discussed are Post Traumatic Stress Disorder also known as PTSD and DID known as Dissociative Identity Disorder....   [tags: Mental disorder, Abnormal psychology]

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The Best Television Show From My Grandfather

- Let me begin with this, asking for one memorable television show from my grandfather was probably the hardest decision he has ever had to make. At the end of the conversation he still could not pick just one show, so we went by genres and narrowed it down to two shows. One of the shows was a comedy and one was a western. Let’s start off with Sanford and Son. This sitcom aired on NBC and starred a father, Fred Sanford, who owned a junkyard and worked there with his son, Lamont. Fred’s son had a friend named, Julio, who was Puerto Rican....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States, Family]

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Shark Tank : A Reality Television Show With The Purpose Of Entertain

- Shark Tank is a reality television show with the purpose of entertain, educate and motivate people, showing an easy way to expand entrepreneurs companies and ideas that haven not start yet and making the American dream possible. Shark Tank have create thousand of jobs making millions of dollars with ideas from zero or growing products. They know how to start small businesses and helping the entrepreneurs to achieve huge successes. The student decided to watch the second episode of the eighth season of Shark Tank because it was the first one that he was able to find on YouTube.com....   [tags: Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship]

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The Famous British Broadcaster And Talk Show Host

- The famous British broadcaster and talk show host, David Frost, is considered to be one of the most influential journalists in history. Frost grew up in Tenterden, England where he originally studied to become a preacher. He did not complete his pastoral studies but instead attended Gonville & Caius College at the University of Cambridge. During his time at Cambridge, Frost was the editor of the student newspaper and the literary magazine. He was a member of the Footlights Drama Society and played both football and cricket....   [tags: President of the United States, Richard Nixon]

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The Negative Message Of Children 's Television Show

- Children’s television shows are about entertaining, learning and sending messages to the child viewers. Whether the show is portraying a positive message or a negative message, a message is being received. The messages television shows send help to enhance the children’s knowledge and understanding of things going on in their lives. On the children’s television show, Arthur, the show portrays many messages to children. For example, the episode “So Funny I Forgot to Laugh,” shows how bullying is mean and affects the victim....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, Humiliation, Victimisation]

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Mother 's Day By From The Show Orange

- A gentle hand reaches out; a mother’s arms embraces a new life that enters into this complex world. A simple gesture, yet one that will come to signify an infallible bond between two lives. A mother love for her children is supposed to be something that never dies. Love itself can be expressed in many different ways depending on the situation. Sometimes, this “love” is shown in such a variety of different ways such as through aggression, affection abusiveness, kissing or even touching. In the episode “Mother’s Day”, from the show Orange is the New Black, the story writer displays how each character had a unique relationship with their mother, which as a result played a part in them ending...   [tags: Psychology, Family, Love, Mother]

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Television Show Law And Order : Special Victims

- In Dick Wolf’s television show Law and Order: Special Victims Unit episode entitled “Home Invasions” the writer conveys the message that people cannot take the law into their own hand. In the episode the detectives from the New York police department’s special victim’s unit investigate the homicide of a gay rights activist and her husband as well as the attempted homicide of their young daughter. As the investigation progressed throughout the show it is discovered that the father was sexually assaulting his daughter....   [tags: Police, Crime, Rape]

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Casey And Christina Show Two Examples Of Living Donation

- Casey and Christina show two examples of living donation. Most importantly, a girl from JHS, Casey O’hern’s kidneys started to fail at the age of 15. Doctors diagnosed her with E-Coli which made her feel constantly weak and tired; luckily, her father, Shawn O’hern, was a match for Casey. This made the organ donation process move quickly; Casey’s donation began after three short months as her condition started to worsen. After six hours in the operating room, a week in the hospital and six weeks of recovery, she felt healthy and full of energy....   [tags: Organ transplant, Organ, Kidney, Legal death]

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Does Standardized Testing Show a Student's Progress?

- Should Standardized Testing Show a Student’s Progress. Standardized testing has been around for centuries. Even Though Testing has been around for a long time it is still debated whether or not it should precisely “score” students. Students all over the world have been subjected to standardized tests frequently all through their years in school due to laws that have been passed by Congress over the past several years. Decisions about the evaluation of schools and students are recurrently made by government authority and are often not in the best interest of teachers, students, or their classroom environments....   [tags: SAT, ACT, evaluation of schools & knowledge]

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Hocus Pocus Abracadabra Is It All Just Words and Show

- As a child the notion of magic was as simple as a magician sawing a woman in half, then piecing her back together, or the illusion of a human gravitating in mid air. Even as adults, we are still awed by such pastime entertainments of magic. On the contrary, Rebecca L. Stein and Philip L. Stein depict magic as a way of life similarly to elements of religion. In The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft Stein and Stein illustrated magic as being a subcategory to religion; laws of magic; functions of magic; how it works; magic in society; and divination....   [tags: Theatre]

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Comparing A Tale Of 2 Cities And The Tv Show

- All creative works share common elements, such as character archetypes, conflicts, and themes; some parallels are just more striking than others. The comparison of A Tale of 2 Cities and the TV show, The Vampire Diaries, is an example of one that shares an abundance of striking parallels. In A Tale of Two Cities, sacrifice is a significant theme. During Charles Darnay’s third trial, it is declared that he must die at the Guillotine. So many people are affected by this, as Darnay was a dear husband, son-in law, father, and friend to many....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Darnay]

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The Show Shameless Is A Single Father With Six Children

- The show Shameless is about Frank Gallagher, who is a single father with six children. His wife Monica suffers from mental illness and drug addiction left Frank and the family to fend for themselves. Fiona (23) is the oldest followed by Philip “Lip” (20), Ian (18), Debbie (15), Carl (14) and Liam (4). The Gallagher’s are a very close knit family. The family resides in one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in Chicago, Illinois. They struggle to make ends meet. The house that they live in is very small and barely accommodates the family....   [tags: Drug addiction, Illegal drug trade, Drug]

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The Problem Of Evil Show That God Does Not Exist?

- Topic: 1, Does the Problem of Evil show that God does not exist. Justify your answer and respond to possible objections. This essay is a conclusive look at the problems and contradictions underlying a belief in God and the observable traits of the world. This problem is traditionally labelled The Problem of Evil. This essay will be an analysis into the Problem of Evil and a counter rebuttal to objections levied against the Problem of Evil. This analysis will be on the nature of god and the world of evil, the world as a mixed creation, ‘sorting’ into heaven and hell objection, God’s ‘mysterious ways’ objection, the inscrutability of god objection, values presupposing pain objection, inherent...   [tags: God, Omnipotence, Omniscience, Problem of evil]

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What Does It Show About Gender? Why Is It Significant?

- Note: It is not that I like to be liked by others; it does not matter. I have to be satisfied with myself. Consequently, people cannot live and act just to please others. I would like to accomplish my aims, and of course, I would like to be a successful person. 1. Describe the Heidi and Howard experiment. What does it show about gender. Why is it significant. Heidi and Howard experiment is a study realized to a group of students, where all of them have to read a story about the successful trajectory of an individual in the business field....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Female, Gender role]

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Tyrion Lannister Speech Analysis : The Show Game Of Thrones

- Tyrion Lannister Speech Analysis In the show Game of Thrones (produced by HBO, originally written by George R Martin) there is a character name Tyrion Lannister, this character is known for abnormal characteristics. Many people describe him as intelligent, a great speaker, sarcastic, witty, and thinking about the next step. Through both of these speeches the exigence (purpose for the speech), rhetor (speaker), and audience (person or group speech is directed) stay pretty much the same. The exigence for the speech that occurred at Blackwater, Tyrion is speaking to convince the people to fight even though their King is not present....   [tags: Rhetoric, Appeal, A Great Way to Care, Trial]

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The Anatomical Classification of Organisms to Show Evolutionary Relationships

- Classification is the ordering of organisms into categories to show evolutionary relationships. There is much thought and consideration that goes into animal classification, and specifically primate classification. Different primates are observed and are looked at genetically. It is seen as a controversial topic because many believe that chimps and humans belong in the same category because they are very similar. Currently, there are two major classification systems, anatomical classification and hominoid genetic classification....   [tags: Bonobos, Genetic Similarities]

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The Big Five Personality Traits And Tests That Show

- Why did you choose this concept to research. The “Big Five” personality traits and the tests that show you what where on the scale of each of the five traits you fit are concepts that were introduce to me actually in high school. And it was interesting to see how I have changed in terms of the five traits from the first time I took the test to most recently when I did the test again. The reason that I choose the “Big Five” personality traits, as the concept that I would research is because my educational background is in psychology....   [tags: Personality psychology]

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Television Show Law And Order : Special Victim Unit

- Violence is evident in society and exposure to media heavily contributes to the manifested aggression seen today. The TV show Law and Order: Special Victim Unit is one of my favorite shows. In one episode there was an African American woman in her twenties who was found raped and strangled to death. Her body left in Central Park. The victim was in law school and was excelling in all of her classes. Through the investigation, the detectives determined that one of her professors who taught criminology was previously convicted of raping and strangling a woman thirty years ago....   [tags: Violence, Aggression, Love, Rape]

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Annual Holli Daze Arts And Crafts Show

- 43rd Annual Holli-Daze Arts and Crafts Show WHAT: Now that the candy coma from Halloween has started to wear off, it 's time to get ready for the next upcoming holidays. Despite Halloween just ending, Thanksgiving and Christmas are going to be here before we know it. Come out for this special arts and crafts show and shop around from more than 140 vendors who will be showcasing a variety of holiday-themed decorations, art, clothing, food and homemade crafts. There will also be a food court, door prizes and drawings for more prizes throughout the event....   [tags: Comedy, Stand-up comedy, Young Frankenstein, Pie]

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Go The Extra Mile, Show Kindness And Compassion

- Go the extra mile, show kindness and compassion, embrace creativity. These values at the core of my being are directly connected to my personal teaching philosophy. Although they are common phrases to most, often trite at times, they can be challenging to implement as core values. When honored and embraced, they have a significant impact on my actions and thoughts. To educate a child is more than simply assigning homework and lecturing. It is about being a guide, showing the students how to explore, discover, and create....   [tags: Education, Educational psychology, Teacher]

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The Big Time Show, Big Brother, On Cbs

- I have learned to live by the catch phrase of the big time show, Big Brother, on CBS. “Expect the Unexpected”. On this particular day I did not. The same rude and angry tone my sister had every morning when she yelled at me to turn off my school alarm. It was a bit cold that morning with the early chill but that’s just because southern California isn’t used to the cold. I got to school that day and the hype was insane for the soccer list to come out. My friends and I have been waiting for this moment for six years now....   [tags: High school, Sleep, Thought, Tears]

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The Andy Griffith Show from Today's Perspective

- The Andy Griffith Show, was a television sitcom that aired in the 1960s. Watching it from the perspective of someone in today’s society, a number of norms stood out to me. The norms of that time have changed dramatically as well as the ways they were enforced. On the first episode that aired, viewers are introduced to widower Andy Taylor, the sheriff of a small country town, and his son Opie. The roles of men and women are much stricter than those of today. Opie has a live in nanny named Rose that gets married so she can no longer be his nanny....   [tags: crime rate, laws, gender equality]

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Children 's Show About The African Safari

- Emma, a blond haired, blue eyed three- year- old, has been watching a new children 's show about the African Safari, she is intrigued by all of the heat-bearing animals especially the lions. In one episode she learns the word zoo. “Mommy. What does zoo mean?” she wondered out loud. “A zoo is where the animals from your show can live outside of where they are from. It would be like if you went to live with grandma, that’s not your home, but you would still be happy to live there.” the mom explained....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Meat]

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Television Show Greys Anatomy And Rock Bottom

- A Friend Walks in When Everyone Else Walks Out Sometimes in life, it seems like everything that possibly could go wrong ends up going horribly. People like to say, “Oh, its just one of those days.” In other words, it’s when you are running late for work, your coffee spills all over you, you get in a wreck, your boss yells at you, your kid gets sick, you get a ticket, or a plethora of things that can go wrong just do. Instead of just having a bad day, picture having many bad days or one incredibly bad day....   [tags: Friendship, Interpersonal relationship]

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How Cultural Artifacts Show That African Americans

- When Shirley was a child, her earliest memories of her parents, two sisters and brother were living in a coal mining village. They had no running water or inside toilet, her mother grew both flowers and vegetables, her father was a coal miner. They owned chickens, two hogs, and a milk cow named Lanky. Her father contracted TB, but did not go to a sanitarium to recover from his tuberculosis; when she was 6 years old he died, in 1929, her mother remarried two years later. The family moved again and again to other coal mining towns for a total of eight times during the Depression, always looking for a better job or better circumstance....   [tags: New Deal, Great Depression]

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Identifying with Romance-Based Reality Show Characters

- Television viewers have more viewing choices than ever before in deciding how to spend their time with television. In recent years, reality television has become a popular genre for viewing audiences. According to Nabi (304), reality television programs, "film real people as they live out events (contrived or otherwise) in their lives.” One popular subgenre of reality television is romance-based competition shows. These shows typically follow a contestant on their search for love and as they choose between a group of attractive suitors....   [tags: Television Review]

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The Jerry Springer Show

- The Jerry Springer Show The Jerry Springer Show is a rough, crude and ruthless talk show, but Jerry Springer is not. By watching the show, people would think that Jerry Springer was a crude person. Just the opposite, Jerry Springer is a very intelligent and well accomplished person. The Jerry Springer Show is considered entertainment to some, and sleaze to others. This show is a big hit and not just in the United States, but are people taking the show to literally. I was very surprised to see what kind of man Jerry Springer is....   [tags: Jerry Springer TV Television Essays]

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A Show About Nothing

- A Show About Nothing In the artcle, “Is Seinfeld the Best Comedy Ever?”, author Jay McInerney agrees with Seinfeld the best comedy on television. Seinfeld is a real life show. The behaviors of Jerry, Kramer, George and Elaine, the failed communication, and the everyday embassassment represent “nothingness” but a peculiar everyday life. These “nothingnesses” happen to all of us, but when it is put on TV, people will laugh at these. Besides, the author appreciates the fact that Seinfeld is a New York story but it is filmed in Los Angeles....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Jerry Springer Show

- Television has come a long way from the first black and white silent show to its current craze, which happens to be the television talk shows. In the nineteen eighties, the daytime airwaves were monopolised by soap operas and game shows but the trend gradually evolved to talk shows towards the nineties. Being before my time, research appears to imply that the talk show intrusion of our airwaves all seemed to start with the originals such as Geraldo Riveria, Donahue and Sally Jesse Rafael. Surprisingly though, some of the morality and the topics remain somewhat similar throughout the years, such as the improvement of society and the quality of life often show on shows like the Oprah Winfrey...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analyzing the Truman Show

- Analyzing the Truman Show One physical feature of Seahaven that reeks of a movie-set, is the disorder or absence of, that typical life indubitably suffers from. Everything from the dog to the cars, the window cleaner to the mother pushing the pram is set by the director Christoff on a preset course round and round their particular area or doing the same job over and over again. This prevents any chaos from erupting and wipes out the need for policemen, which we obviously didn't see any in the Truman Show....   [tags: Papers]

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My Favorite Horse Show

- As the first rays of the sun peak over the horizon, penetrating the dark, soft light illuminates the mist rising up from the ground, forming an eerie, almost surreal landscape. The ground sparkles, wet with dew, and while walking from the truck to the barn, my riding boots soak it in. The crickets still chirp, only slower now. They know that daytime fast approaches. Sounds, the soft rustling of hooves, a snort, and from far down the aisle a sharp whinny that begs for breakfast, inform me that the crickets are not the only ones preparing for the day....   [tags: Personal Narrative, descriptive essay]

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The Drew Carey Show

- The Drew Carey Show Actor, comedian, author and television comedy sensation Drew Carey stars in "The Drew Carey Show" as an average single everyguy struggling to stay financially and romantically afloat in the unpredictable '90s. From Mohawk Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, this half-hour comedy depicts the life of a wannabe upwardly mobile guy whose looks, well, wouldn't get him work modeling Speedos, but at least he's got a brain and maybe a few dates along the way ....   [tags: Papers]

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The Psychic Religion Show

- The Psychic Religion Show One cold Sunday afternoon a young couple was sitting on the couch watching television when they came across a strange channel. The screen was wavy and colorful and the voice was echoed. Intrigued, the couple continued watching and eventually realized that they were listening to a psychic religion show. The voice was very monotone and spoke vividly of distant planets and communications with other worlds. After listening for a while, the couple heard the voice instruct anyone interested in obtaining "infinite intelligence" to meet at a restaurant at six o'clock that evening....   [tags: Papers]

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Rocky Horror Picture Show

- It was a cool, crisp November evening, while five teenagers were hustling and bustling around my house excitedly getting ready for their very first showing of the live version of their all time favorite movie. They knew it would be the best night of their lives. The night of my 15th birthday party, my friends and I all piled into my parents car around 11:00 PM and headed off down the road to the Heights Theater. The movie we are about to see is an all time classic. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the best cult film of all time....   [tags: essays research papers]

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show me the money

- Show Me The Money. I think I should get more allowance for many reasons. One of the reasons is if I got more, I wouldn’t have to ask my parents for money. Also, I think I should get more allowance because I’m getting less, when I do more around the house. Lastly, I think I should get more allowance because if I want or need something I can get it myself, without waiting. I think I should get more allowance because then I don’t have to ask my parents for it. More allowance would be better because then if I asked for money, it wouldn’t deduct from my present allowance....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Show Not Tell-Personal Narrative

- Show Not Tell-Personal Narrative I stood in the empty office on an early Friday morning without a shadow of a human being. Listening closely, I heard almost nothing but the thumping of my own heartbeats and the buzzing of a running machine. I began to appreciate the motionlessness in the place and enjoyed the tranquil view of the hidden office. I realized that I had mistakenly stepped into the wrong office. Standing behind the squeaky glass door, I remained still at the door like a streetlight, perceiving the fragrance of an early misty morning....   [tags: Papers]

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The Appearance Of African American Audiences

- You lay on your couch after a long day of work and turn your television on. After skimming through the hundreds of channels, you finally arrive at your preferred show. But wait. The characters you had grown to love are now represented by a completely different race. Suddenly you no longer feel that same correspondence to the show you once had and change the channel. This time you stop at a different show, but notice that you watch this television series just as frequently. Surprisingly, the lead character has changed his profession in the episode from a doctor, to a servant....   [tags: White American, Race, Racism, African American]

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Quiz Show

- Charles Van Doren has a life that many people would be envious of. He is a member of one of the country’s most intellectual and well respected families. His uncle, Carl, is a noted historian and his father, Mark, is a distinguished professor at Columbia University as well as Pulitzer-prize winning poet. Even his mother, Dorothy, is a well known author with several highly recognized pieces of literature. Charles is following in his father’s footsteps as he works as an instructor at Columbia preparing to take over for his father once he retires....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Show Boat

- There were many characters in the story of Show Boat. In the beginning we met Captain Andy Hawks and his wife Parthy Anne. Andy was the caption of the Cotton Blossom. They had one daughter and her name was Magnolia. The purpose of Andy and Parthy Anne is to add comedy and conflict in the story. They fought a lot and it was very humorous, and it seemed as if they both stood on opposite sides when it came to raising their daughter. Magnolia was probably the star of the musical. She tied in to almost everyone in the story....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Truman Show

- The Truman Show Manipulation and delusion are at the heart of the movie The Truman Show. Carefully crafted, this movie portrays television and its producers as producing a fake environment with a “real person” designed to appeal to the American masses. The smooth packaging lulls the audience into being in on the joke, but perhaps the joke is on the audience to even sit through the almost two hours of bland entertainment. In fact, the story of Truman Burbank is small town boring, taking place on Seahaven, a diminutive island....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Naked Truth of the Poultry Show World

- The Naked Truth of the Poultry Show World Professor’s comment: This student’s wonderfully vivid, often funny, first-person report brings readers into a little-known world of poultry exhibitors. Who could have imagined what it’s like to bathe fifteen chickens and groom them for judging. From this essay I learned a great deal about chickens, and the student’s talents as a writer made the experience thoroughly engrossing. Most people seem to think it’s pretty weird that I show chickens. They’re right, I suppose....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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The Story Behind The Movie Quiz Show

- The Story Behind The Movie Quiz Show In the movie "Quiz Show" The television game show "Twenty-one" was rigged to keep ratings up at NBC. At the beginning of the movie question for the show were seen taken from a bank volt. This gave the viewer the impression that no one saw the question before Jack (the host) received them from the guards weekly. Herbert Stempel, a Jewish contestant, he won for eight weeks on the show had become a national celebrity, to the audience he seemed unstoppable....   [tags: Papers]

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Community and the Rocky Horror Picture Show

- Community and the Rocky Horror Picture Show Sex, adultery, rock and roll, and belonging. These are just some of the things that draw teens into The Rocky Horror Picture Show every Friday and Saturday night. Most teens are drawn in by a family connection and there are still others who are simply drawn in by the curiosity brought up by the name of the show alone. I was drawn in because of family and friend ties to the show. Many teens who go find themselves in a place where they feel that they belong....   [tags: Rocky Horror Descriptive Essays]

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Television Quiz Show Scandals of the 1950s

- An Examination of Television Quiz Show Scandals of the 1950s One of the greatest captivators of public interest in the 1950s was the emerging quiz game show on television. The public, naively trustful, fell in love with television game shows. People found them to be new, exciting, and similar to the captivating radio quiz shows so popular before television's advent. Some game shows were developed primarily for laughs, while others were played for prizes or large sums of money. These game shows were so popular that at their peak, twenty-two of them were concurrently on the air....   [tags: TV Game Shows]

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Observation of Cabinet Meeting for a Craft Show

- Observation of Cabinet Meeting for a Craft Show I went to observe a meeting of an organization. This is an organization of select craftsmen who try and get there handcrafted wares to the public. The purpose of the meeting is to plan and organize craft shows and how they are going to get the people to come to the shows. The main topics of the meeting was craft shows and different items the members were going to try and sell to the public. The organization meets once a month to discuss any new business....   [tags: Papers]

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A TV Show that is Appropiate for a Younger Audience

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Representation of Class in the Film Quiz Show

- Representation of Class in the Film Quiz Show When producing any form of media you must be careful with your representation of people. You have to be extremely cautious when you produce something that will be seen by lots of people. It is too easy to offend people in this day and age, and it is therefore imperative that you give accurate representation. However, because of the over-sensitivity in society we are left with very little belligerent or provocative content. The main characters in 'Quiz Show' are two men, one is Herbert Stempel, a working-class Jew who lives in Queens, New York....   [tags: Papers]

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An Investigation to Show the Effect of Temperature on Daphnia

- An Investigation to Show the Effect of Temperature on Daphnia Plan: I will submerge some daphnia contained in a test tube in water of differing temperatures and measure their subsequent heart rates. Hypothesis I think that the heart rate of the daphnia will increase up until around 40ËšC at which point most of the daphnia's enzymes will have denatured and rate of metabolism will have stopped or decreased sufficiently to have stopped the daphnia's heart rate. Apparatus list Test tube Beaker Different temperatures of water Daphnia Pipette Stop clock Microscope Slide Safety Follow usual lab safety rules....   [tags: Papers]

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The Black Media Of Color

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Big Brother Reality T.V. Show

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Comparing the Huxtables with My Family

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What Exactly is the Typical American Family

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Why Sources Show Different Attitudes

- Why Sources Show Different Attitudes There are a number of reasons why sources shows different attitudes. These may be related to the author of the source, when it was produced, and the purpose that the source has. Source A is a photograph of evacuees walking to a train station in London, ready to be evacuated. The author of the source is unknown. It was taken in September 1939, which is at the start of the war and when people were first evacuated out of the cities to the countryside, where they would be safer....   [tags: Papers]

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Video Analysis of Color Adjustment

- Marlon T. Riggs’ video, Color Adjustment, offers the viewer an exciting trip though the history of television, focusing on the representation, or lack thereof, of African-Americans. A perfectly chosen combination of television producers, actors, sociologists, and cultural critics join forces to offer insight and professional opinion about the status of African-Americans in television since the inception of television itself. As Color Adjustment traces the history of television shows from Amos n’ Andy and Julia to "ghetto sitcoms" and The Cosby Show, the cast of television professionals and cultural critics discuss the impacts those representations have on both the African-American community...   [tags: Marlon T. Riggs]

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Television And The Death Of The American Nuclear Family

- Television has played a major role in the death of the American nuclear family. According to Dictionary.com, a nuclear family is defined as a primary social unit consisting of parents and their offspring. Television has become commonplace in American culture, and most watch oblivious to the effect it has on them and their families. “2009’s Nielsen’s Television Audience Report shows that 54% of homes in the U.S. had three or more television sets, 28% had two television sets and only 18% had one television set” (“More”)....   [tags: Family, Mother, Marriage, Television]

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Oprah : The First Name That You Hear The Word Billionaire?

- Who do you think of when you hear the word billionaire. For many people Oprah Winfrey is the first name that pops into their mind. Even though Oprah is one of the richest people in the world, she did not start out that way. Oprah was born on January 29th, 1954, in the town of Kosciusko, Mississippi. Her dad, Vernon Winfrey, lived in Tennessee, far away from where Oprah lived in Mississippi. Oprah lived with her mom, Vernita Lee, and her grandma on a small farm. Her mom did not have a job, leaving Oprah with basically nothing....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Talk show]

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Analysis Of Oprah Winfrey As The Narrator

- This is a Jeep Super Bowl commercial from 2013 featuring Oprah Winfrey as the narrator. We are in times of undeclared war and we miss our troops and want them to come back and Oprah is basically telling them that they aren’t forgotten. It shows the families of troops being home missing someone and showing the hole the troop has left since their departure. It is a battle the families fight as they miss their soldier while they are out fighting the other half of the battle. When the troops return to their families they fill that hole again and our nation is reunited....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, Talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show]

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My Role Model : Oprah Gail Winfrey

- Ethical Role Model Essay My role model is a woman who may need no introduction to many, particularly those who follow media personalities. Oprah Gail Winfrey is my hero and ultimate role model, who personifies how every human being should be like, irrespective of how challenging the prevailing circumstances may be. Indeed, she is perhaps the richest African American woman today, the only female billionaire, the greatest philanthropist who is black and the black billionaire in North America today....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Talk show]

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Oprah Winfrey Essay On Early Life

- Oprah Winfrey Despite a difficult childhood, a traumatic teenhood, and an overall unfortunate life as a minority, Oprah Winfrey became and is currently the richest black woman in the United States with a story that has inspired the lives of millions. Oprah Winfrey’s story is truly the meaning of the phrase, “It doesn't matter where you are coming from, all that matters is where you are going.” The adversities Oprah faced made her into the generous, strong woman she is today that chooses to put her currencies towards worthy causes....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Talk show]

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Oprah Winfrey : An American Woman

- Oprah Winfrey is an African American woman who is known as a U.S. media celebrity. She has done so much to contribute to society as we know it and her legacy will forever live on. Mrs. Winfrey is well known and she uses her platform for positivity and love, which is a huge reason for her success. She is an intelligent leader who worked hard for the spot she has in life and strives to encourage others to be successful also. Mrs. Winfrey has written books, acted and produced films, hosted an infamous television show, and given to charities....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, Talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show]

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The Life Of Oprah Winfrey

- Oprah Winfrey was January 29, 1954. She spent the beginning of her childhood on her Grandmother 's farm in Kosciusko, Mississippi because her mom was looking for work in the north. Her grandmother taught her how to read it as an infant. By the age of three she was reciting poems and the Bible at her grandmother 's church. When she was six she had to move to Milwaukee to stay with her mother. Her mother was a housemaid and was always absent from the home. While Oprah was at home alone, she was abused and molested by her male relatives and other male friends of her relatives....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Talk show]

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Oprah 's Influence On Society

- "With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice"(Winfrey). Oprah Winfrey is a very important woman in our lifetime and has influenced many people, and will for years to come. Oprah has changed a multitude of people, and made a difference in our world and society. From growing up in a poor home, to changing her life around and others around her, there are several ways that Oprah can relate to the average person. Many people in today’s society understand what being “poor” feels like....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Talk show]

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Media Journal A Critical Analysis of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

- The Daily Show pronounces itself as a fake news program, and it pulls its comedy and satire from current news reports, politicians, media companies, and often, features of the show itself. The show usually begins with an extended monologue from host, Jon Stewart, communicating new headlines and regularly includes discussions with several correspondents, who assume ridiculous or amusingly overstated takes on recent events against Stewart's straightforward character. The concluding segment contains a celebrity interview, with guests varying from authors and political figures to actors and musicians....   [tags: humor, political focus, broadcast]

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The Show Penny Dreadful Which Is An American British Drama Series

- For this assignment I chose the show Penny Dreadful which is an American-British drama series. I chose this show because it involves many aspects that intrigue me on another level besides just entertainment. Penny Dreadful entails historical and biblical references; each questionable reference to these attributes of the show always leads me to think deeper and to do my own research about the statements. This habit to double check facts in a fictional show is something I think others find odd, but it is a habit that I just fell into, I do it with fictional books as well....   [tags: Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein, Boris Karloff]

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The Show Penny Dreadful Which Is An American British Drama Series

- For this assignment, I chose the show Penny Dreadful which is an American-British drama series. I chose this show because it involves many aspects that intrigue me on another level besides just entertainment. Penny Dreadful entails historical and biblical references; each questionable reference to these attributes of the show always leads me to think deeper and to do my own research about the statements. This habit to double check facts in a fictional show is something I think others find odd, but it is a habit that I just fell into, I do it with fiction books as well....   [tags: Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein, Boris Karloff]

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A Nation that was Rocked: How The Ed Sullivan Show Contributed to the Success of Elvis Presley

- ... Sullivan himself was the one who demanded for the show to be live even after his competitor television shows changed to filmed and taped shows. To Sullivan, the word “live” symbolized, “adrenaline, spontaneity, excitement as well as a few mistakes and bloopers” (Ilson 5). The success of the great show began early and went to live on as one of the most renowned broadcasts of all time. However, it would not be as well known today without the power of mass media. Television shows would not be as accomplished as they are today without the power of mass media....   [tags: entertainment, television, generation]

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Analysis Of Baking Cookies By John Burns And Gracie Allen Show Housewives

- Baking cookies is a very simple tradition in American culture, which was once only supposed to be done by married women for their hard at work husbands. From the 1950s on, however, women in America and on American TV shows have undergone a remarkable transformation. As portrayed on popular TV shows like I Love Lucy and The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show housewives wanted to have more independence, but their husbands refused to give up any decision making power in the household (Mittell 334)....   [tags: Television, Television program, Woman]

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Why Does the Public Love Television Show, Prison Break?

- Since the premiere of the television drama Prison Break, the show was instantly popular, and continues to be popular 9 years after the first episode aired. It gained a significant fan base from the opening episode all the way to the final one. Not until recently did I see the first episode of this show and I instantly became an avid fan. After watching a couple of episodes I started to wonder, what made this show so popular, and why has it continued to be popular almost a decade after the first episode aired....   [tags: cliffhangers, episode, dramatic]

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The Truman Show and Behavioral Psychology: Why a Utopian World is Unattainable

- For centuries, man has dreamt of constructing pristine simulated worlds , existing in a separate sphere from our imperfect reality. From the town of Pullman, a company town south of Chicago to Disney World, attempts to force Utopia have failed, falling prey to the complications of people’s personal desires. The Truman Show, directed by Peter Weir, tells us the story of The Truman Show, an elaborate reality show built around the control of one man’s life. Christof, the director, has created an entire living city for Truman, the star of his show, and the only one not in on this whole elaborate fakery....   [tags: Psychology, Film]

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An Analysis of The Episode Pilot From The Show Glee by Ryan Murphy

- Glee: Defying the Mainstream The herd will take care of it” (Glee). This is not a reference to cattle but rather a reference to high school students; this quote was said by a teacher on the show Glee, indicating that students enforce the status quo. Ironically, this show does the opposite. The episode “Pilot” from the show Glee by Ryan Murphy is unique for television shows because it reverses the stereotypical views of society, and this essay will analyze it by summarizing the show, applying the Rhetorical Method and the Gender & Sexuality Method, discussing an outside source to further explain the creators motives regarding the show, and evaluating the text as a whole....   [tags: mainstream, gender, sexuality, finn, rachel]

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Television Viewing Paper : The Drama / Horror Show ' Penny Dreadful '

- TV Viewing Paper For my first attempt I selected the drama/horror show “Penny Dreadful”. I had heard previously that it makes great use of imagery and cinematic shots, so I was hoping that would help give me a greater understanding of what was going on in the show – I was most definitely wrong. I think the most obvious problem I had with it was due to its horror elements. Most horror shows use music/sound effects to warn you of oncoming jumpscares, but without sound I wasn’t prepared for the images of heavy gore and terror that would suddenly flash onto the screen....   [tags: Television, Film, Television program]

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Analysis of Gender Sterotyping of the Television Show the Big Bang Theory

- Gender stereotypes are constantly around us in today’s society and are something we virtually cannot escape. Some individuals may learn gender stereotypes from their family or from peer influences, but one of the biggest contributors to this that is sometimes unnoticed is the media. An analysis of the television show The Big Bang Theory reveals one important aspect of the media: the messages it portrays about gender. Stereotyping is the belief that all individuals with a common characteristic are the same in certain aspects....   [tags: sterotyping, media, gender]

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Watching Episodes Of I Love Lucy And The Andy Griffith Show

- After watching episodes of I Love Lucy and The Andy Griffith Show, I saw many things that were the same or similar, along with many things that are different. Both of the shows were made during an era where the television entertainment industry explored America’s moral conscience. This was apparent because the themes always had a lesson or moral in each story. I Love Lucy has an unusual cast, with Lucille Ball playing the part of Lucy Ricardo, and her husband in real life, Desi Arnaz,, Jr. playing the part of Lucy’s husband, Ricky Ricardo....   [tags: I Love Lucy, Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball]

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Analysis of TV Show Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

- ... The top detectives, who are also main characters, tend to become deeply personal when dealing with cases. The main characters take advantage their personal and emotional attachment to motivate themselves to work harder in the case. One of the main characters, detective Olivia Benson is able to connect with victims, and become their “empathetic, passionate voice for the victims” (Dwyer 2008). Previous detective Elliott Stabler, Benson’s old partner experienced violent anger toward suspects and was described as the character that “embodies the rage that is felt by the audience” (Dwyer) and they are similarities that can be seen with Benson’s newer partner, Nick Amaro and Elliot Stabler....   [tags: police, sexually, crimes, motivate]

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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

- General Overview of the Chapter Neil Postman begins chapter 9 of his book Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, by discussing if politics is actually a spectator sport or if politics is just like the way show business is run. This chapter is titled ‘Reach out and Elect someone’, and Postman first writes about how politics is more like a "spectator sport" or, as Ronald Reagan put it, "like show business" (125). Postman then writes about how he is more stimulated by the first simile, frightening as it may be, since in a sport, the "standard of excellence is well known to both the players and spectators" (125)....   [tags: Chapter 9 ]

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