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Matrix Reloaded Movie Review

- The Matrix: Reloaded Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Hugo Weaving, Clayton Watson, Nona Gaye, Monica Bellucci, Cornel West Director(s): Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski Screenwriter(s): Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski Filming Location(s): Australia; Chicago; San Francisco Studio: Warner Bros. Alternate Title(s): The Matrix 2 Rating: R - for sci-fi violence and some sexuality Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Sequel -------------------------------- Special Effects: The Matrix raised the bar, in terms of special effects, and kept it there for an awful long time before being topped of....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Heavy Metal

- Heavy Metal Heavy Metal’s popularity is and has been on the rise due to its many bands and increased guitar technology. Since the mid 1960’s, when heavy metal spread to the U.S. from England, it has grown in popularity. Many of the first bands that came from Europe came with two intentions; to spread heavy metal to other parts of the world, and to make it grow in popularity. (Ragland 1). Heavy metal is a form of rock ‘n’ roll music played on electric guitars and amplified to unnatural volume levels....   [tags: Art]

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Music Censorship

- Marilyn Manson, The Beatles, NWA, Garth Brooks, and the king, Elvis, What do all these people have in common. Well, yes, they are all musical groups, but there is something more. Marilyn Manson is a heavy metal group who worships Satan, the Beatles were one of the greatest Rock N’ Roll bands of all time, and NWA was a hard-core rap group from the 80’s. Garth Brooks is a country singer and greatest selling performer of all time, and well, Elvis is the king of Rock N’ Roll. So what do they all have in common....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Matrix

- The Matrix In the not-too-distant future, the human race has become enslaved to man-made machines armed with artificial intelligence. To keep humans under control, the machines place them in the Matrix, a highly advanced computer simulation program that dictates what we know as the real world. A band of freedom fighters that have broken out of the Matrix battle for the liberation of humanity. They are led by the mysterious man named Morpheus. A young man named Neo is recruited into the organization as a Chosen One who will ultimately free mankind....   [tags: Film Movies]

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The Gothic Elements in Chain of Fools

- The Gothic Elements in Chain of Fools The use of gothic properties in popular forms of entertainment has not yet departed. From movies such as Dark City, produced by Alex Proyas, to music stars like Marilyn Manson, the use of gothic tendencies simply appeals to large audiences. In Chain of Fools by Steven Womak, some of these gothic properties also exist. What purpose do these gothic elements serve for the story line and setting. Furthermore what is the relationship with the popular fascination of these gothic characteristics....   [tags: Papers]

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How Michael Moore Makes His Arguments in Bowling for Columbine

- How Michael Moore Makes His Arguments in Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore in his latest documentary, 'Bowling for Columbine', has aimed his camera directly between the eyes of our American culture. Using the school shootings of 1999 in Columbine and Flint as a starting point, Moore documents the fear and hypocrisy that has come to define this American culture. I'm going to avoid discussion of the specific material presented in this moving film; I feel no need to reinvent the wheel, it would only come out square....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Review]

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Television and Media - Stereotypes, Stereotyping and the Media

- Stereotypes and the Media “Hey isn’t that Reverend Camden's daughter. I thought she was a Christian!” “Isn’t her dad a policeman?” “What. The President's daughters were arrested for drinking?” These are statements that are frequently made by people like myself. I expect more from my peers whose fathers have jobs as prominent moral leaders because of the way the media portrays them. Our society places higher standards on pastors of Christian church, a policemen, and the President of the United States of America, because of their positions....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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In the Game of Life, There are No Continues

- In the Game of Life, There are No Continues It was July when Charles Whitman, who was 24, killed both his wife and mother. He then took a “footlocker full of ammunition, shotguns, rifles, Spam sandwiches and water” to a clock tower at the University of Texas. In the next hour and half, he shot 46 people, killing 16 of them before finally being shot to death by police. Charles Starkweather was 19 when he led Caril Fugate, 14, on a “weeklong killing spree across Nebraska and Wyoming in which 11 people were shot, stabbed, and strangled to death.” Before this, however, Caril had shot her mother to death with a shotgun for threatening Charles (Lovinger 18,19)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Media Violence Essays]

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People Must Accept Responsibility for Their Own Actions

- People Must Accept Responsibility for Their Own Actions This year must be a great year to be alive if you are a criminal. Nobody takes responsibility for his or her own actions anymore. Someone commits a heinous crime, and anything but the criminal gets blamed. It was a harsh childhood, abusive parents, violent movies and video games, the availability of guns and bomb making materials, the Internet, pornography, peer pressure, etc. In my mind, if you commit a crime, then you are a criminal. I am the only one that makes the decisions I make in life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Commercialization of Extreme Sports (X Sports)

- The Commercialization of Extreme Sports (X Sports) ABSTRACT For years, extreme sports had little to nothing in common with each other except for high risk, and an appeal to women and men from the ages of 12 to 34. Entertainment Sports Programming Network (ESPN), realizing this age group was a prime viewing audience, brought together several extreme sports and created yet another commercialized sporting spectacle. Since 1995, this television network has produced the Summer X Games. After these summer productions proved to be successful television and live spectator events, ESPN expanded into the winter extreme sports....   [tags: X Sports]

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Does Violance On Television Cause Aggressive Behavior

- An 18-year-old boy locks himself in his room, mesmerized for hours by the corpse-filled video game Doom, while shock-rocker Marilyn Manson screams obscenities from the stereo. Shelved nearby are a video collection, including the graphically violent film Natural Born Killers, and a diary, replicating the unrestrained expressions of hate and death, published on the boy's personal website. Should this boy's media preferences be cause for alarm. The question is not new, but the April 20,1999 massacre of 12 students and a teacher by fellow Columbine High students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold has added urgency to the search for answers....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Effects of Media Violence on Children

-   Abstract             In recent times, the news media has cried out against violent media, painting it as the leading cause for youth violence. Following events such as the Columbine massacre, news sources have vilified violent media, claiming that it is a primary cause of violent behavior in youths. This analysis provides firm research on the subject from the opposing and supporting sources, giving a thorough definition to the term “violent media” and  brings forth evidence that other psychological effects and environmental factors are more significant causes of increased youth aggression than violent media....   [tags: Media Violence 2014]

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American Media Influence on Global Culture

- American Media Influence on Global Culture Pop culture is a term coined by sociologists to define American media influence today. Society is bombarded with themes that define pop culture: progress, material gain, individual freedom and wealth. Media, in particular television commercials, movies, newspapers and radio stations, encourages Americans how to think, what to buy and where to live. According to a study done by graduate students at Harvard, as technology expands and media corporations seek audiences in foreign countries, fear of global cultural homogenization by American pop culture increases.[1] However, many barriers prevent American influence from producing cultural change...   [tags: Television Entertainment TV]

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Freedom of Expression and Rap Music

- Many issues have come up regarding what rights and actions are protected under the First Amendment. Rap music should not be restricted on the television despite much controversy over the idea. Bok says that some acts cause debates, although people may disagree with it doesn't mean it should be taken away. There should be no restrictions held against playing of rap music. Music that we listen to constructs the sound track of our lives. The number one killer in creative speech is censorship....   [tags: Music Censorship]

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Media Violence: Censorship Not Needed

- Media Violence is a Menace, but Censorship Not Needed     According to John Davidson's essay Menace to Society, "three-quarters of Americans surveyed [are] convinced that movies, television and music spur young people to violence." While public opinion is strong, the results of research are divided on the effects of media violence on the youth in this country. Davidson wrote that most experts agree that some correlation between media violence and actual violent acts exists, yet the results are contradictory and researchers quibble about how the effects are to be measured (271)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Dress Codes and School Uniforms

- Dress Codes and School Uniforms The ringing of the alarm clock that is placed conveniently beside your bed wakes you. The sound startles your brain into getting out of your warm, cozy bed. It is time to go to school. You must wake up now in order to make it on time. If you are late again, your teacher will probably give you that nasty look of dismissal. What are you going to wear. Is this a dilemma you face each morning. Do you have trouble wanting to get out of your bed, and then you are faced with the troubling question of what cool, clean, unwrinkled outfit you should wear that day....   [tags: Education Clothing Essays]

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Mass School Shootings in America

- In our society today, so socially and technologically advanced, one expects to feel a sense of security and comfort. However, this safety is lost due to the fact of many school shootings occurring nationwide. It is not unusual to hear about these shootings on television or on the radio. This issue has greatly impacted the lives of young people. If you turn on you television and look at the destruction caused from a flood or an earthquake, you may think, "oh, another one." Although it may shock you to see the pain and suffering of the victims, it is going to happen....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]

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Limits to the First Amendment

- Limits to the First Amendment The United States of America seems to be protected by a very important historical document called the Constitution. Despite the fact that it was written and signed many years ago, the American people and their leaders still have faith in the Constitution. One of the major statements of the Constitution is the First Amendment, freedom of speech. Although it is difficult to decide what is offensive and what is not, it is clear to see that songs of rape, violence, bigotry, and songs containing four letter words are completely unnecessary for susceptible minds to acknowledge....   [tags: Papers]

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The Simpsons and Good Values

- As of 2003, The Simpsons is the longest running prime time animated series with fourteen seasons and counting. Not only does The Simpsons have almost fifteen million fans in America, but the show is watched by almost sixty million people across the globe. The show has created a billion dollar industry through sales of toys, books, clothing, and videos. Nielsen Media Research (NMR) has consistently rated every season of The Simpsons within the top thirty among prime time television programs of all genres....   [tags: Simpsons Religion]

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America Needs Media Censorship

- America Needs Media Censorship Introduction In a world in which acts of heinous violence, murder or crude and shocking behavior seem to be a normal occurrence, it may lead one to wonder what has put society onto this slippery slope. How did this type of behavior come to be so acceptable and in some cases glorifiable. A careful study of society may lead to multi media as being the main cause in this changing of ideals. The modern world has become desensitized to the acts shown on television, movies, video games or printed in newspapers and magazines....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Media Papers Essays]

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The Censorship Of Art

- Things are heating up in America. People are protesting outside of the movie theaters, concerts, and book and record stores of this great nation everywhere. What is all the fuss about. Censorship, Government officials and raving mad protesters alike have been trying to stop the expressive creativity in everything from Marilyn Manson to Mark Twain. One of the biggest shake-ups happened in museums all over the world recently that would have made Michelangelo and DiVinchi’s hair stand on end. In the Constitution of the United States, the First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech, religion, press, the right to assemble and to petition the government; the Ninth Amendment says, "The enume...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Nietszche and Self Creation

- In the eighteenth and nineteenth century's, the Enlightenment was a term designated to the increasing amount of scientificic discovery's debunking religious theology. With humanity's loss of their once certified objectivity, the individual and his society sunk into the chaotic realm of insecurity revealing the seeds of a postmodern world. The German philosopher Nietzsche, deeming "God is dead", saw the collapse of these collective truths of objectivity, showing the meaningless of the universe. Hence he located meaning and truth to be relative to the individual with his ability to surpass his chaotic existence through the will to power....   [tags: Religion]

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Music's Impact on Violence

- Music's Impact on Violence On April 20, 1999, two teenagers killed 12 of their peers, a teacher, and themselves at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. In Springfield, Oregon, Kip Kinkel murdered his parents and two students. In Edinboro, Pennsylvania, Andrew Wurst killed a teacher at an eighth-grade dance. Also in Pearl, Mississippi, Luke Woodham, murdered his parents and a classmate (Jipping 1). What do all of these events have in common. The facts of these and other instances of youth violence parallel the music these boys consumed....   [tags: Papers]

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The House of Mannon

- The House of Mannon Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra is a play of revenge, sacrifice, and murder conveyed through visible references to Aeschylus' House of Atreus. O'Neill alludes to The House of Atreus in order to ground the play; attaching the plot to well-known aspects of history. As well, it brings a certain significance that otherwise would be neglected if their underlying manifestations went unnoticed. The most prominent of these allusions is that to Aeschylus' House of Atreus. O'Neill specifically modeled Mourning around Aeschylus' work, modernizing it, applying it to a new generation of readers....   [tags: Mourning Becomes Electra Eugene O'Neill Analysis]

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Analysis Of Una Marson 's Poetry

- Analyzing Una Marson’s poetry is seemingly hard, unless you know her relation to topics. Marson was born in Jamaica, and then later travelled to England to work for BBC. She travelled to and from England and Jamaica throughout her life, and finally passed in Jamaica. Marson’s poetry is often about living in Jamaica or about living in London, but she writes in many different perspectives. An example of this would be In Jamaica, this poem seems as though it is written in the perspective of living outside of Jamaica....   [tags: Poetry, Stanza, Garden of Eden, Jamaica]

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An Agency For Matson Inc.

- In June 24, 2016, an establishment know as Molida shipping agency was setup in American Samoa to serve as an agency for Matson Inc. I was approached by one of the family members whom I 've known for a long time to work for the local agency. The usual process (as I thought was expected of me) was conducted in a professional manner. In mid August of 2016, I submitted my resume and on the same day I was given the job. A few concerns were raised by myself in respect to the new establishment as to what is expected of me....   [tags: Customer service, Customer, Communication]

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Freedom of Expression

-     One of the most controversial parts of the First Amendment of the US Constitution concerns freedom of expression. Some Americans, such as the Libertarians, feel there should be no censorship. On the other end of the spectrum are more conservative people, many religious, who believe there should be strict limits on what can be published. Most people would agree it is a bad idea to publish or put on the Internet the plans for homemade bombs, biological weapons, or other devices which may be used to kill or maim someone....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]

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Natural Born Killers

- Oliver Stone’s Portrayal of the Effects of Violent Media When I was young the only time I willingly woke up early was on Sunday mornings. I would throw on a robe over my pajamas and run down stairs with my brother to the living room and sit myself in the middle of the couch, which was directly in front of our television. To me the best part of the week was watching the morning cartoons with the family while eating breakfast. We always enjoyed good laughs watching the Coyote try to catch the Roadrunner, and I was jealous of the special powers and military devices in cartoons like ‘X-Men’ and ‘GI.Joe’....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Voiced Opinion

- Voiced Opinion There are several people in this plain west Texas town that are constantly turning up their noses at people who are contrasting to their high society cradle of humanity. It has gotten to where people can no longer express their individuality without having the proverbial finger shaken at them. If a person is not wearing the most elite of brands, then at best, that person will be ignored; in most cases, they will receive ridiculing looks and hatred filled words. Although these upper echelons are not necessarily of Christian faith, they carry a 'holier than thou'; attitude that portrays that they are better than everyone else....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Interview On My Brother, Tyler Matson

- I decided to interview my brother, Tyler Matson. One reason I came to the conclusion to interview him was because he is my sibling. Also, I plan on following in his foot steps later in life. He is currently studying for the bar exam, but for now he is working as a clerk in Michelle, South Dakota. Being a law clerk in the First Judicial Circuit my brother does many things. HE sees lots of cases, whether they are criminal or civil cases. He also does assignments for the judge that include giving jury instructions, or finding old case law for judges....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Criminal law, Law]

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People Who Influenced The Life’s Of Brunswick High School

- “This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soul mate....   [tags: inappropriate dress,miley cyrus,marilin monroe]

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Louis Mansor's Rights of Execution

- Capital Punishment: For With out the death penalty families of murder victims would be delt a double blow. Many families feel that the only justice they could posiblly recive is having the murder put on death row. In the book "Rights of execcution" by louis Mansor there was a case where a girl had both her parents brudally murdered, the book reads "She cries every day, she doesn't sleep through a single night and she thinks apart of her died too. She doesn't find much joy on anything." Don't you think is a moral obligation to her, and her family, and it would also bring justice to society to put the criminal on Death Row....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Grunge Culture

- Grunge Culture Skaters. They are the typical representation of the grunge culture of the ‘90s. Extremely wide pants, pockets that go to the back of their knees, extravagant piercings, intricate tattoos, and twenty-fourth century hair dos are just part of the looks that these so called “grungy people” are made of. Or at least they were when the grunge phenomenon started. With the death of Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana, the grunge movement seems to have slowed down and even—as some say—disappeared from the main stream pop culture....   [tags: Cultural Skater Grungy Essays]

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Music Censorship

- Music Censorship      Today, in the 1990's, citizens in our society are being bombarded with obscene material from every direction. From the hate lyrics of Gun's 'N Roses to the satanic lyrics of Montley Crue and Marilyn Manson to the sexually explicit graphical content of today's movies, the issue is how much society is going to permit and where we, as a society, should we draw the line. The freedom of speech has always been considered a right, but that doesn't mean that you can shout, "Fire!" in a crowded movie theater....   [tags: Censoring Censorship Music Lyrics Essays]

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Modern Music

- In an age of error the most influential thing in a child and or a teenagers life is music. Whether it be Reggae, Hip Hop, Gangster Rap, R&B, Oldies Rock, Latin, or Heavy Metal it still has a way to overpower a persons mind no matter how old they are. Right now pretty much everybody that I talk to when I am on the Internet like Rap. I don’t understand how people could listen to non-stop cursing and fast-paced lyrics. Even though my opinion of the music isn’t so great the singers have to get some credit for being able to recite poetry in such a manner....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Necessary Evil

- Being human means different things to different people. In one context, being human can be defined in biological and evolutionary terms. In another context, being human can mean having a defined set of emotions, feelings, and actions. People hold both of these contexts to be true. Does anyone ever wonder what it means to be inhumane. There are actions that human societies, regardless of culture, find to be unimaginable and inhumane. Actions, such as murder, are described as animal actions; leading to the conclusion that humans really view themselves differently than they actually are....   [tags: American Literature]

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Travel Writing

- Travel Writing Monday 16th of December, 4 pm. I got out of the plane and walked down a glass tunnel, disappointed. During the whole trip, I was imagining that it would just paradise. A bright blue sky, exotic birds, multi-coloured pelicans, coconut trees everywhere and the pulchritudinous sea. I was wrong. The airport was at least ten miles away from any town and more than fifty miles away from the sea. The only thing that was true was the sky’s cyanosis and lividness and it kept my hopes up that I would soon be putting my feet in the Pacific Ocean....   [tags: Papers]

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Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- George Carlin, one of the well known American comedian once said, “That’s why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.” In other words, the American Dream is just a dream and in order for a person to believe it they must be asleep so they can dream it. When a person sleeps they can dream of anything but it is up to our fate to make it true or not. Similarly, there are many people whom have lived for the American Dream and are still continuing to pursue it not knowing the consequences of it....   [tags: United States, U.S. state, Marilyn Monroe]

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Troy Maxson Main Character in Fences by August Wilson

- Troy's relationship with his son Cory is virtuous example of how he misses the mark. Bono's concern for Troy's marriage takes precedent over his fealty to their assistance. Troy Maxson - The protagonist of Fences, a fifty-three year-old, African American man who manufacture for the sanitation department, lifting garbage into exchange. Troy misses the token by doing the wrong thing for what he thinks are the right reasons. Unlike Troy, Rose is a realist, not a romantic longing for the by- gone days of yore....   [tags: relationships, cory, marriage]

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Chapter 1: The Witches Mansion

- ... Some wrapped long scarves around their faces while others clipped large pegs on the ends of their noses. Nothing much grew in Cobblekeld, what little plants and flowers there were dried-up and shrivelled away to nothing, and there were never any tourists. All the houses in Cobblekeld reeked of cheese and chilli. Just cheese on a Sunday, though, as the chilli factory was closed. Jack’s thoughts at the moment were on his dog. He was relieved that he seemed okay. The night before, Max had wandered somewhat senselessly into the middle of a fiercely competitive tennis match between himself and his mother, and the unfortunate big greyhound spent the rest of the night whimpering on the couch a...   [tags: bed, house, school, friends]

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Keeping Up with Our Mansion

- Regular maintenance makes taking care of a mansion difficult but manageable. We had let our maintenance program slide after Dad died. We did replace the boathouse dock nearest the beach in time for the 1883 centennial celebration with funds we received from selling the Consuelo, but we not only had to go to court to gain possession of Comfort Island, we also inherited no funds that would have assisted our maintenance efforts. New York State has the distinction of levying the highest overall taxes in the country, and the local tax collectors have a predisposition to fleece the islanders who receive no services in return....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Troy and Cory Maxson's Relationship in Fences by August Wilson

- The theme of August Wilson’s play “Fences” is the coming of age in the life of a broken black man. Wilson wrote about the black experience in different decades and the struggle that many blacks faced, and that is seen in “Fences” because there are two different generations portrayed in Troy and Cory. Troy plays the part of the protagonist who has been disillusioned throughout his life by everyone he has been close to. He was forced to leave home at an early age because his father beat him so dramatically....   [tags: struggle, blacks, conflicts]

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Heurich Mansion

- Christian Heurich, the owner of the Heurich mansion was born in 1842 in the small village of Hainia, Germany. He was always very proud of his humble origins, especially that he was born in the remains of a castle that once housed the Henneberg dynasty. Christian Heurich’s journey to become the ultimate American success story led him to the nation’s capital to build the Heurich Mansion or as it is known locally, the Brewmaster’s castle. The National Register of Historic Places recognizes the Heurich House as one of D.C.’s most unique landmarks....   [tags: Entrepreneur ]

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Fictionalizing Quotations in Journalism – Masson v. New Yorker Magazine

- Introduction Jeffrey Masson, a psychoanalyst, served as a Projects Director of the Sigmund Freud Archives when he became disillusioned with Freudian psychology. He was then fired after he tried advancing his own theories (Masson v. New Yorker Magazine, 1991). Janet Malcolm, an author and contributor to New Yorker Magazine, recorded many interviews with Masson and wrote an article containing many lengthy quotes about his relationship with the Sigmund Freud Archives (Masson v. New Yorker Magazine, 1991)....   [tags: Journalism ]

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What I Did You Do It Marlyn? What Were You Thinking?

- Through the door, I can hear my mom telling my sister what was going on. I can feel my tears running down my face that I had screwed up my life big time. I heard a loud knock on the door that made my come back to reality rather than stay day dreaming. “Marlyn open the door I just want to talk to you. I am not going to yell at you like mom did just please open the door”, my older sister said. As I got to the door I saw my sister Julie in tears runs to me, and hugs me really tight. “Why did you do it Marlyn....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Pregnancy, 2008 singles]

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A Night at Gatsby ´s Mansion

- A Night at Gatsby ´s Mansion There was a clear combination of the people that went to the party, high society people with lots of money, people with much less money and new rich people. Gatsby ´s party was the result of an intense preparation made buy Gatsbys servants. There was a huge amount of the finest food around, tons of alcohol was served and of course that was not problem at all for there was a transport system for the wasted fellows. This was the perfect place for people to show all their finest suites, it was the place where lights and colors gleamed until daylight, when the last guests left the party....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]

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The Sandersville Mansion - Original Writing

- The Sandersville Mansion - Original Writing “Hurry up, were going to be late” screamed my older brother. He has always been the bossy one since dad passed away. He was very much like my father, same sturdy shoulders and a glare that would send a shiver down your spine. He had dark haired, with brown eyes that stood out, he isn’t very tall but can still stand his ground. He is not the kind of person you want to vex. “Okay Moe, I’m almost done” I retaliated. We were going to visit our grandparents in Sandersville, we go there every winter....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis Of Andrew Moody 's The Mansion On The Hill

- This essay observes the trauma of Andrew Wakefield in Rick Moody 's “The Mansion on the Hill”, a short story based on the accidental death of the narrator 's sister. The breathtaking story was the groundbreaker in Rick Moody’s novel “Demonology: Stories” published on April 10th, 2002. Moody’s point-of-view, tone of words, and character narration shines a headlight on Andrew Wakefield traumatic actuality of no longer being able to communicate with his beloved sister about the skirmish of romance and refining a new job....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Novel, William Faulkner]

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How Do You Clear Out a Mansion?

- When we put the property on the market in 2008, Kira and I began the monumental task of clearing out generations of the Clarks’ personal belongings from the house. The accumulation of “stuff” in the Comfort Island mansion fit the definition of overwhelming. For one hundred and thirty years clothes, artifacts, and wares of every description had been brought to the island and almost nothing had left. A solution to streamlining what one wanted to keep became more difficult after the local community banned burning....   [tags: market, property, boxes, clothes, chairs]

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The Aftermath of the Fall of Saigon

- In history, there have been many battles and takeovers, which results in many changes in cities and countries. The Fall of Saigon happened on April 30, 1975. The communists soldiers appeared in the city of Saigon and the takeover started. Julian Manyon, an English journalist writes, “We had known for days that Saigon must collapse but we were unprepared for what happened on the final morning.” Many people, back in 1975, were happy that the communists took over; however, there were people who did not want to be part of the new government....   [tags: Julian Manyon, communist government]

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A Feminist Analysis of Snow, Fire, Sword

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The Haunted Maze Mansion - Original Writing

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Mansion Symbolism in F. Scott Fitzgerald´s The Great Gatsby

- In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, there are many symbols that not only shows the greed and simple mindedness of the time, but also provide great clairvoyance into not only the story, but the character themselves. Jay Gatsby’s mansion is a superb example of this and is relatable to almost every part of the novel; it symbolizes the essence of the American Dream, being that from such a small start, Gatsby is able to have such a magnificent mansion, but it also has a negative connotation to what it symbolizes, which is the blindness to reality, and the true form and essence of Jay Gatsby himself....   [tags: Greed, Materialism]

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Hemsworth High Hall as a Typical Georgian Mansion

- Hemsworth High Hall as a Typical Georgian Mansion Hemsworth High Hall was built in 1770, so it an 18th mansion. During this time Britain as ruled by a series of kings called George, so the 18th century was called the Georgian times. The Georgian period was an age of beautiful country houses, built in the style and taste which reflected the wealth an status of their owners. Due to the improvements in agriculture and overseas trade, many landowners and merchants became filthy rich and could construct there own luxury mansions, even though there was a high chance that they would die before it was finished....   [tags: Papers]

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Urban Legend of Woodburn Governor's Mansion of Dover, Delaware

- Woodburn Governor's Mansion of Dover, Delaware The story of Woodburn Mansion has been told to residents of Dover, Delaware for many years. A 19-year-old Caucasian male student at the University of Maryland told this particular version of the ghosts of Woodburn Mansion. Now a sophomore architecture major, he grew up in a small town just outside of Dover, where the story of Woodburn is known all too well. The story was first told to him as a young teenager while actually visiting the mansion with his parents....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Story]

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Illegal Immigration in the United States

- Imagine you were poor; looking for a way to progress, and just a step away from you there is a mansion where food and commodity is in abundance. Every day you wish you could go inside and enjoy of the heat to get warmed up from the devastated cold weather, as well as to feed yourself and your family. Those doors from the mansion are not opened for you, instead of it; they push you away and reject you from becoming one of them. As you, there are many more people outside of that mansion going through the same circumstances as you are....   [tags: border, criminals, food, mansion]

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What Happens in The Vindico by Wesley King?

- The Vindico is a novel about 5 teenagers named James, Lana, Hayden, Emily, and Sam. They get kidnapped by the League of Villains and are brought to the Vindico Mansion. Torturer, Rono, Avaria, Leni, and Silver each select a teenager to train based on their similarities in personality and ability. The kids train to become the villain’s protégés and their future generation. Baron, the mastermind villain, states that there will be severe consequences imposed if they try to escape the estate. He also lures the teenagers into joining the Vindico by offering to give them a superpower, which they can use to defeat the people who hurt them....   [tags: teenagers, kidnapped, mansion]

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The Deceitful Fence

- There are many causes that molded Troy Maxson into the dishonest, cantankerous, hypocritical person that he is in August Wilson’s play, “Fences” (1985). Troy had an exceptionally unpleasant childhood. He grew up with a very abusive father that beat him on a daily basis. His mother even abandoned him when he was eight years old. In this play, Troy lies habitually and tries to cover himself up by accusing others of lying. He is a very astringent person in general. His dream of becoming a major league baseball player was crushed as a result of his time spent in jail....   [tags: Biography, Troy Maxson ]

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August Wilson's Fences

- August Wilson’s Fences was centered on the life of Troy Maxson, an African American man full of bitterness towards the world because of the cards he was dealt in life amidst the 1950’s. In the play Troy was raised by an unloving and abusive father, when he wanted to become a Major League Baseball player he was rejected because of his race. Troy even served time in prison because he was impoverished and needed money so he robbed a bank and ended up killing a man. Troy’s life was anything but easy....   [tags: Troy Maxson, Literary Analysis]

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Character Analysis of August Wilson's Fences

- In the play Fences, by August Wilson, the main character, Troy Maxson is involved in numerous relationships with family members throughout the entire eight years that the story takes place. Troy is a father, husband, and brother to other characters in the play. Unfortunately for Troy, a strong-minded and aggressive man, he constantly complicates the relationships with his family members. Troy's hurtful actions and words make it nearly impossible for him to sustain healthy relationships with not only his two sons, but also his wife and brother....   [tags: troy maxson, family members, cory]

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The Mind of Serial Killers

- We can all agree that serial killers are unpredictable scary people but when it comes to why they kill, everyone has a different view. In my research paper I will get into the mind of a serial killer and try to figure out what exactly sets them into uncontrollable rage. John Wayne Gacy, Jeffery Dahmer, Henry Lee Lucas, Charles Manson, Timothy McVeigh, Ann Rule, Angel Resendez, David Berkowitz, Albert DeSalvo, Ottis Toole, Eddie Gein, and Herbert Mullin, what do all of these serial killers have in common and why did they kill....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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William Faulkner 's A Rose For Emily

- In the course of a woman 's life there is vanity that prevails at first and slowly fades with the the mishaps or missed opportunities in life, for instance a once young and beautiful woman lets her surroundings affect the way she really wants to live and love. As to say, once a rose so vibrantly red and blossomed becomes withered and grey in waiting days. William Faulkner 's early 20th century story " A Rose for Emily," is an American gothic horror tale that shows the transition in Emily’s life of living her youth in the Old South and then getting older in a fast changing world that turns into the New South....   [tags: William Faulkner, Sartoris, The Mansion]

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A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

- William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” discusses the pitiful and lonely life of Emily Grierson from the perspective of the nosey townspeople. Emily’s peculiar and secluded personality is derived from the death of her father and inability to feel emotion and vulnerability again. Even after she lets a man into her life, she doesn’t treat him like a normal woman would. In order to maintain Emily’s reputation, the townspeople do everything they can to cover up for her strange actions that she does out of loneliness....   [tags: William Faulkner, Sartoris, The Mansion]

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The Southern Myth Of William Faulkner 's A Rose For Emily

- The Southern Myth of William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” The story “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner is primarily about gossip in a small town such as the author’s hometown himself. It is based on a woman who is buried alive in a house that has literally become a tomb; she is buried alive in the concept of southern lady hood, and to this the auxiliary concept of manhood is relevant. Faulkner shifts from third person to first person at a point in the short story and uses the pronoun “we” to indicate the agreement of the small town....   [tags: William Faulkner, Short story, The Mansion]

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William Faulkner 's A Rose For Emily

- It is William Faulkner’s unique ability to utilize a variety of tones to create a character that the audience sympathizes but also feels animosity towards that makes “A Rose for Emily” so page-turning. Emily Grierson is a pretty mysterious woman. After her father dies, she is left with only a house and no money. Later, she meets a man, becomes alienated from society, and stops leaving her house. In literature, the tone is the narrator’s attitude towards his/her subject, conveyed in a various ways....   [tags: William Faulkner, Short story, The Mansion]

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The Fab Four: The Beatles

- The 60’s were a time of drugs, Vietnam, civil rights, and rock and roll, but most of all the sixties were known as the birth of one of the greatest bands to ever exist, the Beatles. In Liverpool, England four boys, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, formed an English rock band. The Beatles started their career by playing in simple clubs for around a three-year period. In 1961 they auditioned for Decca Records. Dick Rowe the man in charge of Decca, turned down the boys and passed up the biggest chance of a lifetime....   [tags: liverpool, civil rights, bands]

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The Following: Analysis Sources

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Analysis of Scene in the Middle of the Night

- In our scene from Middle of the Night, There are two characters; Betty and Marilyn. My character Betty is in her room getting ready for a date when Marilyn walks in. Marilyn is a very close friend of Betty’s and has been for six years. Betty and Marilyn seem like the kind of friends who are close because they are in similar circumstances. They are both married woman in their mid twenties who go shopping for their family’s together and talk about marital gossip. Their friendship is almost effortless because it is so natural and apart of their daily routine....   [tags: friends, conversation, decision, marital, divorce]

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The Lust for Murder: The Milwake Canibal

- The Lust for Murder Emotions get the best of everyone in stressful situations, but what about those without any emotions to spare. The media glamorizes murders and serial killers by making them the spotlight of movies, shows and novels. What readers and viewers often forget is that these people are real and have resided on the same street that their kids ride bikes on. The people that commit these horrendous crimes are often known as sociopaths. Not all sociopaths become serial killers, but the combination of abusive childhood, environment and genetic influences pushes them to repeatedly kill and take innocent lives....   [tags: sociopats, serial killer]

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Conflict Between Civilization And The Individual

- Freud believed that tension continually exists between civilization and the individual. Civilization curbs the individual from pursuing his or her basic instincts as an animal would pursue. There is an irony here in that humans, in trying to pursue happiness, in building or creating a civilization or society, are actually making themselves unhappy with all the rules and regulations enforced or imposed on them. We are not aware of our repressed feelings unless undergoing psychoanalysis according to Freud....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Psychoanalysis]

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Is Media Too Violent?

- Adam McDonald 1/11/15 English Report Mrs. Galenski Is Media Too Violent. Modern culture is influenced by many different types of social media, and news outlets. In 2011, a reported 22.5 million people watched the evening news on a daily basis (http://www.stateofthemedia.org/). What they see, however, is what causes debate amongst many. Many of these news outlets have a negative and violent newscast, resulting in many people watching crimes or hearing of vulgar activities, on a daily basis. Children and young adults, the specific age group focused on, are exposed to ten hours and forty-five minutes of media coverage per day (Yolus 148)....   [tags: Violence, Video game controversy]

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Movie Analysis : ' Everything I Never Told You '

- Valentina Marmol Mr. Chow Thanatology 20 December 2016 Everything I Never Told You It is important to voice one’s opinion, because hiding things can only lead to negative consequences. In Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng tells us a story about a girl, Lydia, who tried to carry out her parent’s unfulfilled desires. She deceived her parents into thinking that she was the perfect child that they always wanted her to be, popular and into medicine and science, but in reality it was quite the opposite....   [tags: Mother, Family, Thought, American films]

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Pop Art And Its Effect On Society

- Pop art began in the 1950s in Britain and later became a phenomenon in New York. It instantly appealed to the younger masses, but also the middle-aged generation that searched for the excitement of youth within the arts and entertainment. (Lippard 2004) Pop art does not depict a style; it is much rather “a collective term for artistic phenomena” in which the feeling of being in a specific time discovered its solid expression. Pop art harmonized the “progress-orientated prospects of the epoch” and also the disastrous viewpoint of the period....   [tags: Pop art, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein]

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Fire On His Mind By Pamela Carter Joern

- Fire On His Mind Is it possible that being too protective over your child may cause an outcome that is disappointing rather than one that makes a person proud. In some situations, letting a child learn on their own is better than always telling them what to do. In Fire on His Mind, by Pamela Carter Joern, the theme of how our young ones affect us is fully explored through the use of plot, character and setting. Through the use of plot, the narrator gives us an early picture of who the boss is. In this short story, the boss is the dad Tom....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Character, Thought]

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Movie Analysis : ' Everything I Never Told You And Ken Liu 's ' The Paper Menagerie '

- In Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You and Ken Liu’s “The Paper Menagerie”, there are many differences and few similarities. The bond between mother and child is one of the many contrasts within the two. Along with the relationship of how child treats their mother, the child not really knowing their mother 's past, and the mother’s expectations of their child. Although these characters have similarities, the difference is how parental expectations can really make them who they are. Lydia feels it 's an obligation to constantly say yes and please her mother....   [tags: Mother, Mothers, Father, Expected value]

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Examples of Famous Women Who Have Changed Society

- Introduction How Women Have Changed Society Women over the years have changed society, from marilyn monroe, to eva peron, to anne frank, these women have changed the way people thought about education, rights, and the working community. Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe was an actress,model,and inspiration to girls everywhere. she was born in 1926 and passed away in 1962. Marilyn Monroe was a successful women, in 1946 was a pivotal year for Marilyn, she divorced her young husband and changed her name from the boring Norma Baker to the more glamorous Marilyn Monroe (after her grandma)....   [tags: Success, Inspiration]

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