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The Deconstruction Of The Sphinx

- they had a video crew to capture moments because she wanted the world to know about this event. Walker has plenty of footage of people acting inappropriately. She saw lots of people taking vulgar selfies and she likes to think that having people see her work people will realize how unsettling human behavior is. The environment that surrounded this piece was positive. It is considered unusual to see large groups and families attending an exhibit of this sort. The deconstruction of the sphinx transpired in a one week period....   [tags: Art, Arts, Art world, The Work]

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Deconstructing Deconstruction

- The term “Deconstruction” was first employed in the philosophical sense by Jacques Derrida in his 1967 book Of Grammatology. As such, the concept and movement of Deconstruction was founded solely by Derrida, without much influence from contemporary sources. However, Derrida did draw from previous philosophers such as Nietzsche, Husserl, the linguist Saussure, Heidegger, and the psychologist Sigmund Freud. Deconstruction began as both an expansion and reaction to Structuralism, a movement that was particularly popular in 1960’s France....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Deconstruction and the Concept of Creation

- One of the first things that has always caught my attention with the concepts of Deconstruction has to do with the representation of reality and truth through language. Since we learned via Saussere's structuralist linguistics that the word as we know it is arbitrary and dependent on signification for meaning, how can we be assured that the signification and contexts we are using are the right ones to convey reality. The readings this week of Jacques Derrida, Jonathan Culler, and others shed light upon how the process of deconstruction works to identify the structural assumptions we make when deriving meaning, and how those can be exposed through the deconstructive process to critically exam...   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]

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The Literary Theory Of Deconstruction

- The literary theory of deconstruction, derived from the the poststructuralist movement, asserted that structuralist theory that language shapes our world consequently meant that “we enter a universe of radical uncertainty, since we can have no access to a landmark”Barry. If language had no shape, there is no need for a reliable narrator to tell a story and why an unreliable narrator cannot. The unreliable narrative structure, is simply a fixed piece of the story, there are themes, motifs and allegories involved in the piece as well....   [tags: Narrative, Narratology, Narrator, Structuralism]

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Deconstruction in Architecture

- Deconstruction in Architecture Deconstruction is first developed by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida. The definition for deconstruction is not easy to understand, and Derrida and his interpreters actually intend it to be difficult. It was first meant a method of interpretation and analysis of a text or a speech. He introduced the concept of deconstruction in connection with his linguistic philosophy and grammatology. When deconstruct a text or a speech, it is to draw out conflicting logics of sense and implication, with the object of showing that the text never exactly means what it ways or says what it means ....   [tags: Architects Architecture Physics Essays]

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A Holiday Deconstruction

- A Holiday Deconstruction By RA Everyone looks forward to holiday entertainment. Jordan has faithfully kept the tradition of mounting a holiday show for the entertainment of the student body, staff, and students parents. Notice how “communityâ€. does not follow “staff.â€. Anyway, after watching the show A Holiday Celebration I was appalled by the misuse of Christmas themes. So many things were wrong with the show. First off, the Ghetto Holiday Skit: it’s starts off as a predictably funny opening between two half-witted burglars who take too long too enter the damn house, and when they do, they have the audacity to continue (discussing) or alluding the window....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Reconstruction or Deconstruction

- Reconstruction or Deconstruction Following The War for Southern Independence the radical Republicans of the North took unjust measures over the conquered and impoverished social structure, economy and governments of the defeated southern states. In fact, the whole idea of "reconstruction" was in fact "deconstruction". Reconstruction was not to "heal the nation's wounds," or to economically revitalize the South (which it did not). Indeed, Reconstruction was economically destructive to the South....   [tags: American America History]

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Icarus and the Myth of Deconstruction

- Icarus and the Myth of Deconstruction In all three texts, it is the act of analysis which seems to occupy the center of the discursive stage, and the act of analysis of the act of analysis which in some way disrupts that centrality. In the resulting asymmetrical, abyssal structure, no analysis -- including this one -- can intervene without transforming and repeating other elements in the sequence, which is not a stable sequence. Barbara Johnson "The Frame of Reference" The Critical Difference 1....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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National Deconstruction: Violence, Identity and Justice in Bosnia

- David Campbell’s book National Deconstruction: Violence, Identity and Justice in Bosnia is concerned with the conflict in Bosnia, and how constructions of identity affected the reporting and resolution of conflict. The idea of National Deconstruction here not only refers to the deconstruction of Yugoslavia as a state, but primarily to deconstruction: the philosophical school of thought, originally described by Derrida. Campbell applies deconstruction to identity politics, whereby thinking in this way is to see identity as being ‘the effect of a contingent set of relations’ [20]....   [tags: David Campbell, Literay Analysis]

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The Influence of Jacques Derrida’s Deconstruction on Contemporary Sociology

- Throughout the development of sociology as a discipline, the main backdrop to both sociological field-work and theory has been the distinction between Self and Other – or subject and object – expressed more broadly through the study of the interplay between individuals and institutions. With the advent of poststructuralist thinking, also known as postmodernism, the preference toward this distinction has come under suspicion by some contemporary sociologists and philosophers. Critics typically charge postmodernism with holding subjectivity to higher ground than objectivity, that postmodernism is exclusively relativist in that it questions the unity of an objective reality....   [tags: Sociology Essays]

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Analysis of Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

- Yann Martel, in his novel Life of Pi (2001) argues that fear is the only enemy of life because it paralyzes the body from taking action and inhibits one’s ability to defend oneself. The action of Martel’s novel is set in 1977 in the middle of the ocean, where Pi Patel is stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger for 227 days before being rescued. The purpose in writing Life of Pi was to put a man’s unbelievable journey on paper in order to imply that hope, trust and faith will grant someone the will to live....   [tags: archetypal, psychological, Marxist, deconstruction]

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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

- Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis is a short story written during the nineteenth century that took place during the Modernist Era. The novella was not meant to be published because Franz Kafka specifically told his close friend that he wants his work to be burned. When Kafka suffered from tuberculosis and passed away, his close friend, Max Brod reviewed his work. He thought Kafka's work was brilliant and decided to published his work. Gregor Samsa’s transformation into a vermin has shown the lost of humanity in which it will show the similarity between the main character and the narrator as well as the impact Gregor Samsa’s loved ones have on him....   [tags: modernist era, gregor, deconstruction]

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A Deconstruction Reading of Thomas More's Utopia

- A Deconstruction Reading of Thomas More's Utopia Thomas More's Utopia is the bastard child of European conventions and humanist ideals. Inspired by More's belief in the elevation of human manners, education, and morals, the text also concedes to the omnipresent traditions of European society. While More accepts parentage of the text, he distances himself from its radical notions and thinly veiled condemnation of Europe's establishment. Through the use of a benign narrator, Raphael Hythloday, and the assumption of a royalist persona by a character of his own name, More discloses the tale of the island of Utopia and its communist society....   [tags: Thomas More Utopia Essays]

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The Use of Deconstruction in Public Policy Formation

- Deconstruction is a poststructural theory that has been applied with good results to such areas as Anthropology, Architecture, Critical Legal Studies, Graphic Design, and Literary Criticism. Our purpose is to introduce it into the practice of consulting in general, and public policy formation in particular. Several features of the recent work of Jacques Derrida (the Philosopher responsible for deconstruction) are relevant to our design of a Problem Tour. Problem A deconstructive approach to problem solving puts in question the concept of "problem" and the notion of "solution." "Problema can signify projection or protection, that which one poses or throws in front of oneself, either as the...   [tags: Problem Solving Jacques Derrida]

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A Deconstruction of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

- A Deconstruction of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty     In the short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” we see the main character as a rejected misfit in society.  He is often unaware of the world around him and reacts in what others would call a negative way to those situations he actually responds to.  However, close examination of the text used by James Thurber to portray him prompts a need to deconstruct the character Walter Mitty.  In doing so, we find that, far from being a misfit, he is actually the one member of society that is truly sound....   [tags: Secret Life of Walter Mitty Essays]

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Ambient Music And The Impulse Towards Deconstruction

- Out of Light – cometh Darkness, dark ambient music and the impulse towards deconstruction © 2000 Daniel du Prie 1. “These recordings may be seen as a notation of our deadminded society, but not as a reaction against it, we will all become ambient dead heads, if not...” (Archon Satani, In Shelter, liner note, 1994) If not, then ellipsis. The conditional clause of fact, followed by an open-ended ellipsis, where not only the conjunction between a conditional present and an effected future (then...), but the whole of future time itself is omitted – is a good way to immerse oneself in a description towards a functional definition of a difficult form of a “popular” underground music (I write p...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Deconstruction of Thank You, Ma’am

- Deconstruction of Thank You, Ma’am There are a million acts of kindness each day. Some young man gives a stranger a compliment, or a teacher brightens a students morning. But, in the world we live in today, these acts are rare to come by. In this short story Thank You, Ma’am, the boy, out of mysterious luck, gets taken in by the woman whom he was trying to steal a purse from. Her actions, following the incident towards the boy, may have seemed very kind and understanding, but the boy needs a more solid way of punishment....   [tags: Thank You, Ma’am]

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`` Somebody Blew Up America ``, And The Deconstruction Of Post 9 / 11 Movements

- 4. Social movements throughout United States history have faced general opposition from the government, along with the white population. Restricting movements suppresses minorities and continues to widen the value gap between white people and minorities. Two well known examples of this is the deconstruction of the Black Panther party, which sought equality for all minorities and ultimately was suppressed by FBI programs that targeted key leaders of the movement, including the now murdered Fred Hampton (Black Panther Film), and the deconstruction of post 9/11 movements, such as the criminalization of Amiri Baraka and his poem, “Somebody Blew Up America”, which was critical of the government f...   [tags: Immigration to the United States, United States]

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Latent Lust in The Last Ride Together: A Study in Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis

- The Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud (1865 – 1939) had been a tremendous cultural influence during the twentieth century, especially during its first half. Freud’s path-breaking work The Interpretation of Dreams came out in 1900, at the fag-end of the Victorian period. Subsequently, Freudian theories and ideas were employed to trace novel interpretations of pre-existing as well as newer literary texts. In the 1970s Freud’s thought was revised by Jacques Lacan from a linguistic standpoint. It was also during this time that the deconstructionist approach – the strategy employed by the poststructuralist school – was popularised by Jacques Derrida....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Lifting the Veil: The Deconstruction of Gender and Sexuality within Relationships in Pride and Prejudice

- Pride and Prejudice is about a strong, nature-loving woman named Elizabeth Bennet whose relationship with Fitzwilliam Darcy, her equal, is challenged by her prejudices towards him and societal prejudices towards their relationship due to their differences in economic class. In the Victorian era, gender roles were presumed. A man was assumed to be strong, intelligent, reasonable, aggressive, while a woman was assumed to be emotional, timid, and weak. This essay will explore the deconstruction of gender stereotypes, which are defined as: “… the psychological traits and characteristics of, as well as the activities appropriate to, men or women” (Brannon) in Pride and Prejudice....   [tags: Literary Analysis, argumentative, persuasive]

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra

- ... Christianity is filled with many testaments that restrain the believers, but this belief system implies an elastic moral code that would not grow old. The many laws of Christianity have been interpreted differently for over two thousand years. A self-defined virtue will only ever be interpreted by he who makes it, so inaccurate interpretations will be non-existent. Differing opinions on religion have often led to bloodshed in the past. This is a contributing factor to the negativity that grew within Christianity....   [tags: deconstruction of Christianity, Nietzsche]

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Feminist Refutation of the Deconstruction of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

- A Feminist Refutation of the Deconstruction of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle   As Captain Jaggery’s ostensibly moral imperative from Avi’s The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle implores, we the readers “protect the natural order of the world” through our disbelief in our heroine as reflected in our intuitive reflection upon and deconstructionalist critique of the book.    In fact, it is likely that our disbelief of Charlotte’s story is as much a comment on our attitudes towards gender roles as it is an educated and thoughtful response to its clues.  Even as we find ourselves believing along with the story, we, upon reflection, find valid ways to destroy that believability, in...   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Symbolic Deconstruction in Thos Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49

- Symbolic Deconstruction in The Crying of Lot 49      The paths leading toward knowledge (of self, of others, of the world around us) are circuitous. Thomas Pynchon, in his novel The Crying of Lot 49, seems to attempt to lead the reader down several of these paths simultaneously in order to illustrate this point. Our reliance on symbols as efficient translators of complex notions is called into question. Beginning with the choice of symbolic or pseudo-symbolic name, Oedipa Maas, for the central character of his novel, Pynchon expands his own investigation of symbol as Oedipa also attempts to unravel the mysteries surrounding the muted horn of the Tristero....   [tags: Crying Lot 49 Essays]

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Deconstruction of the Theory of White Supremacy in Uncle Tom's Cabin

- Deconstruction of the Theory of White Supremacy in Uncle Tom's Cabin In the novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe unmasks the unjust and unfair treatment of blacks by whites during the time in which she lived. Stowe goes on to criticize American slave owners for their irrational justifications of slavery. They use racial superiority and sub-human categorization of blacks as means of justifying slavery. She deconstructs the theory of white supremacy in her emotional and thought provoking novel....   [tags: Uncle Tom's Cabin Essays]

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Deconstruction and Multiplicity of Self through Modern Technology

- Deconstruction and Multiplicity of Self through Modern Technology The Internet has allowed a postmodern view of self to dominate and serve as the solution to a dilemma that modernism has perpetuated surrounding self perception. Such a dilemma includes the identity crisis. Having only one self is restricting and can be dangerous, especially if the self is viewed as “bad” by the individual/self or others. It becomes critical, in the modernist view of self, to like oneself or else one will have to either self-hate or self-destruct....   [tags: Technological Essays]

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Deconstruction of Poverty

- Through texts such as Bell Hook’s “Narrative of Struggle” and “Seeing and Making Culture: Representing the Poor”, Natasha Trethewey’s “High Rollers” (An excerpt from her book “Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.”), and a Documentary Film “Trouble the Water” directed by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, these writers and directors express their concern with issues of class and agency. Hooks, Trethewey, Lessin and Deal argue that in our society the poor are treated and depicted negatively by the government and society whereas they are classified as careless people who lack morals and integrity or a specific position in our country; while Hooks, Lessin and Deal also express tha...   [tags: class, agency, Hooks, Trethewey, Lessin, Deal]

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Hester's Deconstruction of Puritan Ideals in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- The Scarlet Letter - Hester's  Deconstruction of Puritan Ideals     Hester, the protagonist in Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter, effectively challenges the efforts of the Puritan theocracy to define her, and at the same time, contain the threat she poses to the social order.   Throughout the novel Hester bears the mark of an "A" embroidered on her chest which was originally intended to label her as a social outcast, more specifically an adulteress to the rest of society. She wears the "A" for many years after she bears her "illegitimate" child with virtually no objection....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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New Historicism, Feminist Criticism and Deconstruction in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- Perspectives on New Historicism, Feminist Criticism and Deconstruction in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter Introduction Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter has been a highly debatable topic of numerous critical essays, written by scholars who approach the novel from various perspectives of literary criticism. Due to the diversity of perspectives, the questions proposed by these scholars vary and hence the conclusions they arrive at by examining the same literary text may differ not only within a range, but in addition may even seem contrary to one another....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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A Deconstruction of Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front

- A Deconstruction of Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front The young soldiers depicted in Erich Maria Remarque's text All Quiet on the Western Front represent a generation without precedent, constancy, or forethought. The men, answering their elders' calls to become national heroes, have lost their innocence on the battlefield and remain forever altered in belief and spirit. Remarque contrasts the cold realities of war in the present to the tranquility of the past in order to illustrate the psychological transformation of the men stationed on the frontlines....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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Sherlock Holmes: A Marxist Deconstruction

- Mysteries have always held great fascination for the human mind, not least because of the aura that surrounds them and the realm of the Unknown into which they delve. Coupled with the human propensity of being particularly curious about aspects which elude the average mind, the layer of intrigue that glosses over such puzzles makes for a heady combination of the literary and the popular. In the canon of detective fiction worldwide, no detective has tickled the curious reader’s imagination and held it in thrall as much as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes....   [tags: mystery, literary criticism]

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"The Raven" - a Critical Deconstruction

- Edgar Allen Poe's journey into the realm of death, fear and the macabre, "The Raven" is an exploration into the loneliness and despair associated with the loss of a loved one. Through the clever use of rhyme, meter, imagery, symbolism and word choice, Poe catapults us into a world of sinister images, morbid predilections and unearthly machinations. We are, at once, submerged in the pulsing, driving force of supernatural fear as only Poe is able to create. And with every use of the haunting refrain "Nevermore," upon which the chilling cadence of this poem is built, Poe transforms a story steeped in remorse and sorrow into a tale of preternatural mystery and suspense....   [tags: Poetry]

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Analytical Deconstruction of Led Zeppelin’s IV

- Led Zeppelin’s IV is a rewarding combination of face melting solo’s, the all too familiar wails of Mr Plant, flawless drumming and the impeccable bass lines of a bass demon. Combining various different influences with the skill of these players, this album tied together to eventuate into the legendary status that many hold high. Recorded and written from December 1970- November 1971 this album has been used as an inspiration for many other musicians when creating their own work. But what inspired this legendary group to create this album....   [tags: music album analysis]

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Deconstructive Analysis: The Yellow Wall Paper

- Deconstructive Analysis: The Yellow Wall Paper Deconstruction or poststructuralist is a type of literary criticism that took its roots in the 1960’s. Jacques Derrida gave birth to the theory when he set out to demonstrate that all language is associated with mental images that we produce due to previous experiences. This system of literary scrutiny interprets meaning as effects from variances between words rather than their indication to the things they represent. This philosophical theory strives to reveal subconscious inconsistencies in a composition by examining deeply beneath its apparent meaning....   [tags: literary analysis, Shirley Stanton]

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Desconstruction of the Moderinistic Myth in Quinn's Ishmael

- Desconstruction of the Moderinistic Myth in Ishmael When I read Daniel Quinn’s works, Ishmael, Providence, The Story of B, and My Ishmael, I find a common theme woven throughout which is to desconstruct the moderinistic myth that we are apart from nature and therefore not subject to natural law. I don’t find Quinn’s ideas to be much different from what I read into David Orr’s Earth in Mind or David Ehrenfeld’s books Beginning Again and The Arrogance of Humanism. I doubt that Quinn, as a writer, thinks for one minute that we are no different from other species who inhabit Earth....   [tags: Quinn Ishmael Essays]

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Deconstructing the Dichotomy of Aboriginal Dreamings

- Dreamings or Dream Time creates access to the ancestral world. Based on research, the Aboriginal lifestyle can be divided into the human or what I think of as the real world, from the sacred world and the physical world. The human world, in which I will just call their “reality,” is the world that consists of the people, their culture in the generic form, and basically their daily lives. The sacred world is where Dreamings take place. It is the ancestral world where the world was created, where ancestors are roaming and creating....   [tags: word realms, aboriginal lifestyle, dreamming]

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Deconstructing the Map: The JB Harley Theory

- Historical geographer JB Harley wrote an essay on Map Deconstruction in 1989, in which Harley argues that a map is more than just a geographical representation of an area, his theory is that we need to look at a map not just as a geographical image but in its entire context. Harley points out that by an examination of the social structures that have influenced map making, that we may gain more knowledge about the world. The maps social construction is made from debate about what it should show....   [tags: Rules, Ethnicity]

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A Deconstructive Glance at Edgar Allan Poe's The City in the Sea

- A Deconstructive Glance at Edgar Allan Poe's The City in the Sea Always mesmerizing, Edgar Allan Poe's poems range from deep and depressing to dark and grotesque. Certainly this is true of his poem “The City in the Sea,” which is dark in tone and ambiguous meaning. What does it mean, and where did Poe come up with his concept. There are many possible answers to this question, and interpretations include the phallic and yonic symbols of Freudian theory and the idea of biblical cities as source material exist....   [tags: City Sea]

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Free Billy Budd Essays: A Deconstructive Reading

- A Deconstructive Reading of Billy Budd Billy, who cannot understand ambiguity, who takes pleasant words at face value and then obliterates Claggart for suggesting that one could do otherwise, whose sudden blow is a violent denial of any discrepancy between his being and his doing, ends up radically illustrating the very discrepancy he denies. - Barbara Johnson, p. 86 With Barbara Johnson's splendid Critical Difference we are willy-nilly plunged into deconstruction. At the moment I shall not attempt to explain this radical and highly subversive critical mode, except to say that what you are about to see is an example of it....   [tags: Billy Budd Essays]

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Myths in Women of Algiers in Their Apartment by Assia Djebar

- For a Diwan of the Water Carrier: Cinematic Deconstructing Orientalist Myths of Algerian Women “I am—am I—I am the Excluded one. . .” A swarming of words from the abysses, surging up once more in the horizontal body moving forward, and the ambulance cuts its path: twisting streets that curve and bend between balconies on which the eyes of chiseled children grow wider... Watercolor ships, the sea as an eternal barrier, right now the heights of the city are mauves stretched out in silence: is the hospital still far away, is the surgeon getting prepped, alone at last, covering up her mouth with white fabric....   [tags: cinematic deconstructing, orientalist myths]

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Deconstructing WikiLeaks

- In Deconstructing WikiLeaks the author, Daniel Estulin, tries to find the truth behind Julian Assange and his infamous WikiLeaks website. Estulin is an investigative journalist and author. He is well known for his work and expertise in the field of crisis literature. However, he is not settled just by describing crisis, he hopes to bring truth to some of the world’s most secretive and mysterious occurrences. Through this book, Estulin provides detailed stories and analyses in attempt to fully understand the story behind the largest government and news leakage source in the world—WikiLeaks....   [tags: Daniel Estulin, US government, Julian Assange]

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Review Of ' Deconstructing The Mirror 's Reflection '

- Reading and evaluating research articles is a tool that will play a role in the success of a clinician. Continual education in addition keeping abreast of current research and trends in one’s field through professional journals, will allow for the innovation of new therapeutic approaches. “Those who write research articles present their research in a very systematic way” (Hudson-Barr, 2004, p. 70). Having an understanding of how the research material is to be properly presented will allow for a greater comprehension and implementation of the results....   [tags: Research, Scientific method, Narratology]

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Media Literacy Art Education : Deconstructing Lesbian And Gay

- 15) Sheng Kuan, C. (2007). Media Literacy Art Education: Deconstructing Lesbian and Gay Stereotypes in the Media. International Journal Of Art & Design Education, 26(1), 98- 107. Popular media is the dominate source through which people, especially children, learn about others and the world. It influences the development of attitudes, beliefs, and their sense of identity. In American, popular media such as television, reflects and creates cultural expression as well as political, economic, and social realties....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Homosexuality, Bisexuality]

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The Discourse of Economy: Deconstructive Theory and Precapitalist Narrative

- The Discourse of Economy: Deconstructive theory and precapitalist narrative 1. Gibson and neotextual discourse If one examines deconstructive theory, one is faced with a choice: either accept precapitalist narrative or conclude that the media is fundamentally meaningless. It could be said that the subject is contextualised into a capitalist libertarianism that includes reality as a whole. Porter[1] states that we have to choose between deconstructive theory and Sartreist existentialism. "Society is a legal fiction," says Baudrillard....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Inner Smile - Deconstructing the Heterosexual Matrix

- Inner Smile - Deconstructing the Heterosexual Matrix An issue that is gaining in political and social importance is the issue of homosexuality. Reports of homosexuality and societal responses to homosexuality are brought up again and again in media coverage. These past few decades have seen a large increase in awareness of issues concerning homosexuality. Gender is intricately linked to homosexuality and numerous theorists have explored gender and sexuality under the umbrella term of Gay and Lesbian studies or Queer theory....   [tags: Research Papers Essays]

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Deconstructing Henry James' The Turn of the Screw

- Deconstructing Henry James's The Turn of the Screw To those readers uninitiated to the infinite guises of critical literary theory, Henry James's The Turn of the Screw might be interpreted as a textbook case of an anxiety-ridden Governess fleeing an unpromising reality and running right into the vaporous arms of her imaginary ghosts. But to the seriously literate, the text is more than the story does or does not tell; it can be read in light of many - not just one - literary theories....   [tags: James Turn of the Screw Essays]

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Deconstructing the Class and Critiquing the ‘Other’ Discourse in Girish Karnad’s Plays

- Girish Karnad’s dramatic themes focus on the basic issues that concern the existential problem of an individual in the postcolonial modern Indian society. Gender and culture are two important social constructs that keep on modifying the existential space of an individual. These various class identities often identify the individual as a marginal ‘other’. This concept of the ‘other’ superficially seems to lie within the class constructs that are governed largely by the concepts of gender and culture....   [tags: yayati, hayavadana, naga mandala]

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Masculinity, By Michael Kimmel, And `` Boys Will Be Boys : Deconstructing Masculinity And Manhood At Dartmouth

- In the United States, there are many problems that stem from one seemingly small problem; masculinity. In our country, and many others, men are expected to behave a certain way or they are considered invalid to their gender. The reason masculinity is toxic is because it leads to higher levels of violence and sexual assault. As a society, we need to redefine what masculinity means and how we can change it so it will be a positive thing in our country opposed to a negative thing. Michael Kimmel is a renowned sociologist who is knowledgeable in gender studies....   [tags: Gender, Masculinity, Man, Femininity]

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Gender Roles in Today’s Media: Deconstructing Barbie Disproportion

- For my final media report I chose to talk about the identity between men and women in today’s media; specifically African Americans. I have chosen to speak directly on how women are exploited in advertisements and the music industry itself and how men are looked at as the ones who hold power. My questions for my research that I wanted to further answer were what does the actual woman look like in the eyes of the media. Does this affect women in the real world. Why is it that the smallest things have the biggest impact....   [tags: body image, women, advertisement]

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Hamlet using a deconstructive and Marxist view

- Hamlet by William Shakespeare is one of the most complex plays in the English language. By approaching Hamlet from different perspectives, one can come to realize the subtle meanings interworked with this entertaining play. Two such perspectives are the Marxist view and the deconstructionist view. Marxism refers to the plays social impact and ability to undercut the foundations of government; deconstructionism attempts to show the inability of language to support the intricacies of human life. Hamlet is the tale of Denmark’s royalty and the “tragedy” that struck the Prince of Denmark, the play’s namesake, Hamlet....   [tags: Critical Approach, Shakespeare]

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Deconstructing Jennifer Juhler ( 9 50 ) From The Mirrors Of Privilege : Making Whiteness Visible Video

- In this critical analysis paper I will be deconstructing Jennifer Juhler (9:50) from the Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible video. Juhler describes an instance from her childhood where her best friend, a Chinese-American girl, is tormented and embarrassed by a theater teacher. In the scene Juhler’s friend, amongst others, is cast as a Pacific Islander extra. The teacher then asks her to say her lines in an accent; however, when the teacher shows her how she wants her to speak, she does so in a way that mocks her and makes her sound uneducated and silly....   [tags: Racism, Race, White people, Sociology]

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Deconstructing the Idea of Beauty

- In her controversial bestseller Beauty Myth, Naomi Wolf argues how culture’s images of beauty found on television, magazines, advertisements and pornography are detrimental to women. She exposes the unrealistic and impossible standards of female beauty that create insecurity and self hatred that can be easily exploited by glossy magazine pictures, fashion world, Hollywood, diets and plastic surgery industries. Wolf demonstrates that the concept of “beauty” is a created weapon that is used to make women feel badly about themselves because realistically not everyone can live up to the ideal template....   [tags: Literary Review]

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Deconstructing Hamlet a Novel by William Shakespeare

- Chosen Question: One of the key themes in Hamlet is suicide with two major characters giving audiences the opportunity to reflect on its implications to society. Hamlet reflects upon suicide in his famous soliloquies while Ophelia actually commits suicide. Using research from scholarly articles and books to support your argument, discuss Shakespeare’s treatment of the theme of suicide. Introduction: Themes have large implications for a play's outcome, a play in particular that this essay will be focusing on is William Shakespeare’s Hamlet....   [tags: Ophelia, elizabethan era, suicide]

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Deconstructing the Map: The Hereford World Map

- The Hereford World Map is the world’s oldest surviving map of the world; it was made in 1300, during the beginning of the Renaissance in Europe. There was a wider range of influences on mapping during the later medieval period. With an increase in exploration, Europe began to evolve into an international continent; widespread travel can be seen by the influences of the Islamic world on architecture. While map making in China had flourished in the 11th C, mapping was beginning to evolve in Europe....   [tags: Middle Ages, Encyclopedia, Insight]

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Deconstructing the clock

- Summary Ever since the dawn of civilization we have observed time by its natural occurrence and we also relied on man made primitive tools to measure time. In the beginning, time has always been a natural event, for example, sunrise to sunset but men’s earlier primitive tools to measure time were inaccurate and were only an approximate indicator, hence often unreliable such as the hour glass. We became enslaved by the concept of time; our society is controlled by this mechanical device which dictates our schedule accordingly....   [tags: essays research papers]

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West Egg and East Egg Are Not as Different as They Appear

- “Two unusual formations of land,” located not far from the bustling city of New York, “identical in contour” and yet differing in apparently all other aspects, provide the main setting for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, The Great Gatsby (4). On one side lies West Egg, the garish center for the newly rich, teeming with low-lifes and criminals. Across the bay lies East Egg, the more “fashionable” home of the idle rich, where the wealthy elite live in carefree luxury, safe from scandal and worry (5)....   [tags: Deconstructing The Great Gatsby]

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Franz Boas Discuss the Contribution of Anthropology

- Franz Boas has been considered by many as the "Father of American Anthropology", as he was a pioneer in breaking down the American isolationism, intolerance and misinformation about and biological diversity and linguistics. Born in Minden, Westphalia, Germany, in 1858, from a Jewish family, Boas early thinking was based on the ideals of the 1848 German revolution and followed his parents’ intellectual freedom (Stocking, 1974). However, Boas did not set out with the specific ambition to study human cultures, and after attending the universities of Heidelberg, Bonn and Kiel, in 1881 he earned a PhD....   [tags: Deconstructing, Discrediting, Concept of Race ]

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Language Games, Writing Games - Wittgenstein and Derrida: A Comparative Study

- Language Games, Writing Games - Wittgenstein and Derrida: A Comparative Study ABSTRACT: The concept of deconstruction was first used by Derrida in transforming Heideggerian "destruction." The deconstruction of Derrida is a textintern, intertextual, in-textual activity. He plays a double game inside of philosophy, emphasizing that our thinking is embedded in metaphysics, while at the same moment he questions metaphysics. Wittgenstein's deconstruction, however, involves a new kind of reading, a Zerzettelung of the traditionally argumentative and linear thinking modes....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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Messianic in Spectres of Marx by Jaques Derrida

- ... Justice takes place in a disjointure, such as the disjointure of the present time into many moments. The “presence of the present” (28) deals with what is to come. What the “present” represents is really a constant movement without much presence. To say something has singularity is an issue. Justice only takes place in a disjointure, and thus it is as if justice can only bee experienced during a moment of the present that is contemporaneous with it. The condition of justice is within the present....   [tags: religion, justice, politics, disjointures]

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Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses

- In her essay, “Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses,” Chandra Talpade Mohanty explores the simplified construction of the “third-world woman” in hegemonic feminist discourses. In contrast, in her essay “US Third-World Feminism: The Theory and Method of Oppositional Consciousness in the Postmodern World,” Chela Sandoval specifically analyzes “US third-world feminism” and how it is the model for not only oppositional political activity, but also consciousness in the United States and how this has not been recognized by hegemonic “western” feminist discourses ()....   [tags: Gender Issues]

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The Feminist Perspective Of Anthropology

- The feminist perspective of anthropology, as the question alludes to, has made many contributions to the world of anthropology. Including, but not limited to: the idea of ‘male bias’, the study of women, and the study of gender. Within these broad topics of feminist anthropology, further contributions can be seen, for instance the deconstruction and exploration of naturalisation and the universality of inequality. Although, ultimately it could be argued that the biggest contribution of the feminist perspective of anthropology is the existence of an alternative perspective, one that strives for a less objective reality and aims to open a dialogue enabling the exploration of a hugely diverse...   [tags: Anthropology, Sociology, Cultural anthropology]

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The Wake Of The 2016 General Election

- In the wake of the 2016 general election, Michael Lind published a piece on The Smart Set entitled: Can Electoral Reform Save America. This piece centered around a single question on the ballot of a single state, question 5 in Maine, and the impact on electoral reform it could have for the country according to Lind. Using deconstruction, Lind analyzes the idea of a Ranked Choice polling system, rather than the first-past-the-post system that is currently in place in the United States. His allusions to the past as well as separate government entities globally, as well as a deconstruction of both polling systems and the impact they have (or could have) allows the reader to absorb information a...   [tags: Voting system, Voting, Plurality voting system]

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Political Correctness And The American Dream

- Hypothesis: This paper seeks to discover if, political correctness has introduced social deconstruction to Merton’s unifying idea of social institutions like the American Dream and if the theory’s assumptions on criminal deviance are still applicable to this new model of social discourse. Literature Review Merton (1938) described deviance in terms of goals and means as part of his strain/anomie theory (Merton, 1938). Where Durkheim states that anomie is the confounding of social norms, Merton believes that anomie is the state in which social goals and the legitimate means to achieve them do not correspond (Taylor, Walton, & Young, 1974)....   [tags: Sociology, Anomie, Criminology, Longitudinal study]

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A Scholarly Engagement With Ghosts

- Although ghosts tend to be place-bound and tied up with houses and the “homely,” they are not to be domesticated. They are uncanny because they represent the opposite of the neat and bounded safety of home. They transgress the borders of space and time, as they are not so much anachronistic, but rather, chronologically displaced, calling into question attempts at chronology and border”-enforcement in general. Derrida’s Spectres of Marx (1994) that focused on the question of time, called for a scholarly engagement with ghosts; his conception of hauntology as part and parcel of deconstruction, underlined the capacity of ghosts to disrupt linear chronology, hence, disrupting the notion of ethno...   [tags: Time, Future, Present, Jacques Derrida]

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Timothy Findley's Realistic Journey in The Wars

- Timothy Findley Creates a fictional world through his novels, where readers can relate to the situations and characters. The protagonists that Findley creates are often similar and connected to the hardships that they eventually encounter and defeat or that which they are defeated by. Findley takes his readers back in time to the First World War, displaying his knowledge of history and research, where the hardships of a young soldier’s battles internally and externally are brought to the reader’s attention in his historical-fiction novel The Wars....   [tags: death, perception, battle]

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Literature : An Intricate Art Form

- Literature is an intricate art form. In order to attempt to understand the meanings and ideas within literary work, there are many forms of criticism that propose different approaches to its interpretation. Each criticism is crucial to the understanding of how individuals interpret literary works. Since each criticism has a different approach to enrich the understanding literary works, the question is raised whether one criticism should be used over others, whether a certain combination of criticisms should be used, or whether all criticisms should be taken into account....   [tags: Literary criticism, Literary theory, Literature]

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The Fog of Peception Between Friend and Enemy in The Wars by Timothy Findley

- Within his novel The Wars, Timothy Findley, deconstructs the concept of friend and enemy. Jacques Derrida, the founder of deconstruction stated, “Deconstruction takes place, it is an event that does not await the deliberation, consciousness or organization of a subject, or even of modernity. It deconstructs it-self. It can be deconstructed.” (Mapp, 781). Jacques Derrida believed deconstruction happens on its own, and therefore one does not need to consciously deconstruct a text, as it is an unconscious process that one need not deliberate....   [tags: destruction, allies, soldiers ]

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The Bloody Chamber, By Angela Carter

- Angela Carter’s “The Bloody Chamber,” is a visually intricate and feminist text; this feminism is portrayed through gender roles. The narrator is a young child who transitions into a woman searching for identity, and her husband’s masculine power defines it. In other words, this short story depicts gender roles and personal identity through the use of objectification of women. The deeper meaning behind the roles the men and women have may reflect Carter’s deconstruction of gender norms. The narrator enables the deconstruction by acting as a link; she conjoins two opposing ideas, like masculinity and femininity....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Marriage]

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Daisy Buchanan: A Woman as Roaring as the Twenties

- Rosie the Riveter, star of the American World War II poster who sports the iconic workers’ jumpsuit and red bandanna, was a symbol for modern, emancipated women in the 1950s, before becoming a mere representation of vintage artwork. The independence that this character models is represented by Scott Fitzgerald’s Daisy, in The Great Gatsby, who at first glance seems to oppose this. Her innocence and purity, however, can be easily deconstructed, because she both supports the traditional image of women, and challenges it, fitting perfectly into the context of ideological transformation of the 1920s....   [tags: Keats, Fitzgerald, icons]

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Stuck in the Middle

- America is classified as the largest melting pot in the world. There are different beliefs, religions, and cultures that make up America and every individual in it. These may be great contributors to our nation, but unfortunately there are another major factors that aren't being taken under consideration by the individuals that pertain to the nation. This factor would be the acceptance of hybridity within a family. Individuals believe America is all about freedom, liberty, and equality. Little do they know there is more being contributed in an individuals daily life....   [tags: melting pot, religions, cultures]

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Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian

- In the novel Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy, he illustrates how bloody and gruesome the expansion to the west really was. Deconstruction is defined as “a critique of the hierarchical oppositions that have structured western thought: inside/outside, mind/body, literal/metaphorical, speech/writing, presence/absence, nature/culture, form/meaning” (Culler 126). The author uses deconstruction so that the reader can see how dark the movement to the west was. As previously mentioned, deconstruction of a culture can take place in one’s mind, and by reading this book, the reader’s thoughts on American westward expansion changes because of the dark elements the author uses in his book....   [tags: novels, literary analysis]

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William Faulkner’s Quentin Section: Time Motif

- William Faulkner’s The Sound and The Fury (1929), focuses on the stream of consciousness narrative technique that is used in his fictional novel. Faulkner uses motifs throughout his novel masterly through time, shadows, order and chaos that bring into focus the consciousness of his characters. These motifs are used continuously as structures, contrasts or literary devices that develop and inform the text’s themes. He focuses on the theme of the corruption of southern aristocratic values, the economy, Civil War, resurrection, renewal, failure of language and narrative (www.sparknotes.com)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Mainstream International Relations Has Excluded Multiplicity of Voices and Issues

- For the most part of second half of twentieth century, realist mode of thinking had dominated the discipline of international relations (IR), at least in the United States. Scholars and diplomats such as Hans Morgenthau and Henry Kissinger steered US foreign policy towards a state centric realist ‘highway’. The main signposts on that highway, among many others, were anarchy, national security, sovereignty and power politics. However, in 1960s, realism came under attack for its lack of scientific vigor....   [tags: modernism and realism of IR]

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The True Merchandise for Sony ericsson´s Cybershot Phone

- ... The marketing director, David Hilton, chose to represent Sony Ericsson’s newest addition with a photograph of a nearly exposed woman possessing the phone close to her body. The model’s eyes hidden and lips perked. From the images presented, this ad suggests that by discovering this phone popularity amongst women is created. The advertisement states “This whole page was shot on the mobile itself.” One may interpret this as a metaphor for woman willing to be photographed nearly naked using this phone....   [tags: media, message, power, factors]

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Bullying Laws Vs. States That Have Infidelity Laws

- Running Head: Infidelity 6 States that Have Infidelity Laws Vs States that don’t have Infidelity Laws. Is There a Decrease in Those States that Have Infidelity Laws. Codes to a Relationship Ownen, Rohades, and Stanley compared sliding and deciding that occur in relationships. This article was written in 2013 under the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy. The Procedure of this article took place in the United States within different cities and states. This article depicts on what relationships consist of and what format should be consist in relationships that could remove Adultery....   [tags: Family therapy, Marriage]

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Edgar Allan Poe

- In some literary works, some words used do not have stable references. This makes audience make assumptions about the way language has been used to represent reality. Poe, in “The Cask of Amontillado”, uses some contradicting terms and events in his literary work. The contradiction in his work has to be exposed in order to understand the meaning below the surface. This technique of exposing the hidden meaning of a literary work is called theory of deconstruction. The lens of deconstruction theory is used to understand “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe....   [tags: Biography, Author, Analysis]

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A Reflection on My Writing

- A Reflection on My Writing The journey through language and literature has always been an intriguing one for me. It is for this reason that I chose English as my major. It seems that every teacher or professor that I have had, has always been able to pinpoint one specific element in my writing that I need to work on. This has not been a negative thing by any stretch, because with each passing semester there is an element of my literature that will be perfected for the next. This is the wonder that is English, and the reason for my passion in this subject area....   [tags: Personal Narrative Education Writing Essays]

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A Deconstructionist Perspective of S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders

- A Deconstructionist Perspective of S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders The unseen layers present in S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders make it possible for the reader to develop differing interpretations of the novel. The ambiguity of the text is recognized within the deconstructionist approach to literature. Deconstruction allows the reader to focus on particular elements in the text that divulge the underlying themes. In focusing on two key scenes in The Outsiders, deconstruction explains how Hinton's use of these scenes gives the reader insight into two opposing themes within the text....   [tags: Outsiders]

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Physics Final Exam

- 1. A wavelength is the distance from the peak of a wave to the next peak. The frequency is how often the particles of a wave vibrate. Because the wavelength is a distance, and frequency is a time, when they are multiplied, the velocity of the wave must be found. An example of this relation is a slinky. When the waves are more separated and it takes less time for the wave to vibrates, the slinky is clearly moving more quickly. 2.Transverse waves are waves that have particles moving perpendicular to the wave motion, while longitudinal waves have particles that move parallel....   [tags: Physics]

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I Am A Rock By Simon And Garfunkel, Don 't Let Me Get Me

- Past experiences shape who we are and influence our perceptions of life. The ups and downs people go through in life help to form their personalities and identities; and good or bad experiences alter one 's outlook on life. Writers use many different elements of literature to create or portray an identity and a fundamental truth about humanity. The elements of literature could include poetic devices and personal experience; they are used to help the reader understand and connect to the text better and also allow polysemy....   [tags: English-language films, Change, Meaning of life]

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Should the United States Get Involved in the Russia-Ukraine Conflict?

- Role of The U.S The United States became the superpower it is today through the ideal of manifest destiny. The aspect of controlling each coastline gave the U.S great control over North America. The U.S was in a great position to extend that power outward. However, instead of focusing on territorial acquisitions, The U.S instead concerned themselves with the deconstruction of imperialist structured nations. The Acquisition of new land in North America, and the willingness to step in militarily in foreign affairs made the U.S a juggernaut in the eyes of the other nations....   [tags: foreign policy, international relations]

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