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The Hours by Michael Cunningham

- In his novel The Hours, Michael Cunningham creates a dazzling fabric of queer references managing to intertwine the lives of three different women into one smooth narrative. In this essay, I will discuss what makes The Hours queer literature, how the novel has contributed to the queer genre, the cultural significance of the novel, and I will discuss several points made in Jeanette McVicker’s critical article “Gaps and Absences in The Hours.” My aim, however, is not to say that Michael Cunningham’s The Hours is strictly a queer novel, but to highlight what makes the novel queer and to discuss Cunningham’s idea of sexual orientation as a fluid entity....   [tags: The Queer Genre]

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The Hours By Michael Cunningham

- In Laura’s Brown short story “The Hours” by Michael Cunningham, Laura was living the American dream. She had a beautiful house, an amazing husband and a precious son. She had everything that any women will desired, but it wasn’t enough for her. Brown wanted more than being a housewife, she wanted to be free as Virginia Wolf who drowned herself in a river. Laura wanted to feel free but she could only accomplish that by committing suicide, which her conscience didn’t let her be. Overall, the pressure for Laura Brown was enormous because of the word perfection, it was the only obstacle interfering with Laura’s life, in which she develops Psychological struggles to please her family in many ways...   [tags: Suicide, Death, Suicide methods, Perfection]

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Death In The Hours by Michael Cunningham

- The men and women of "The Hours" view death as an escape from an ordinary lifestyle which lacks anything truly extraordinary or exhilarating. Laura Brown considers death as an alternative to the constraints of her role as a mother and a wife. Both Richard Brown and Virginia Woolf ultimately commit suicide in order to escape their illnesses and their failures to live up to society's expectations. Though Laura does not end her life, she does die symbolically to her family. Over the period of a day, Laura Brown gradually succumbs to her overwhelming desire to liberate herself from her mundane life....   [tags: Cunningham Hours]

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Analysis Of ' Little Man ' By Michael Cunningham

- In the modern twist of the well-known fairy tale, Rumplestiltskin, Michael Cunningham’s “Little Man”, retells the adventure of this two-hundred-year old gnome, through the eyes of Rumplestiltskin himself, who fell in love with a miller’s beautiful daughter which he helped do the impossible; spin straw into gold. Throughout the course of the story, a series of events occur which leads up to the destruction of Rumplestiltskin’s heart. The story’s theme is that reality is a matter of perspective. The story begins by describing the effects of desiring something which one cannot obtain – a child....   [tags: Love, Fairy tale, English-language films, Emotion]

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Michael Cunningham 's White Angel

- Michael Cunningham’s “White Angel” is not merely a story about two boys growing up in a small town in Ohio in the 1960s. This is a story about the shattered innocence of America through historical events in their era, such as, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Vietnam War. The narrator of this story is nine year old boy, Bobby or “Frisco,” who symbolizes the somber reality of the history of this decade. The narrator’s point of view is strong, Frisco believes his own voice is weak and un-wise, however he shows great bravery, humility and control throughout this piece....   [tags: Cold War, Vietnam War, Family]

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Women and the Patriarchal Society in Michael Cunningham's The Hours

- Women Pressured by the Demands of a Patriarchal Society in Michael Cunningham's The Hours In Michael Cunningham's The Hours, Laura Brown, one of the novel's protagonists, is trapped by the responsibility of being a housewife and mother. Cunningham's story uses one of Virginia Woolf's works, Mrs. Dalloway, as a template to weave the lives of three women together in a narrative delicately split into three branching tales that echo each other. One branch of the story leads to a fictional account of Virginia Woolf creating the first draft of her famous novel....   [tags: Cunningham Hours Essays]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' White Angel ' By Michael Cunningham

- Bobby, a nine year old boy, expresses his admiration for his older brother by mimicking his every move and recalling places which he shares their fondest moments. He wants to be just like his brother in every aspect. Michael Cunningham won for the “The Best American Short Stories 1989” for this short story. In his story “White Angel”, Michael Cunningham uses narrative point of view and symbolism to demonstrate an effect of having intense adoration for an influencing person in one’s life. Bobby is just a boy who like most nine year olds looks up to his older brother....   [tags: Family, Short story, Parent, Mother]

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A Home at the End of the World: What is Love?

- Love is an emotion you feel towards your friends, families, coworkers and pets; however, it is an emotion unable to be permanently defined. Love is redefined by the people and revolving situations that make each relationship unique. In A Home the End of the World by Michael Cunningham, the author challenges the emblematic definition of love. Some relationships can be explorative, intimate and platonic, dynamic, or sexual; nevertheless, a trait each relationship possesses is uniqueness. Our first loves are always one of the most clearly remembered relationships we have ever had because they are the ones in which many different aspects, especially in terms of who we are as individuals, are br...   [tags: emotion, Michael Cunningham, relationship]

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An Abstract View of Death in Mrs.Dalloway and The Hours

- An Abstract View of Death in Mrs.Dalloway and The Hours Works Cited Missing In Mrs. Dalloway and The Hours contradictory and almost altered views of death are presented. Virginia Woolf and Michael Cunningham portray death as escape for some, but an entrapment for others. It is no longer treated as a subject to worry about or fear, which society now views it as. A line from Shakespeare's Cymbeline, "Fear no more the heat o' the sun / Nor the furious winter rages," sums up what the authors of Mrs....   [tags: Virginia Woolf Michael Cunningham]

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Homosexuality, Suicide and Feminism in Cunningham's, The Hours

- Homosexuality, Suicide and Feminism in Cunningham's, The Hours In "Man of The Hours", an interview published in People magazine, Michael Cunningham describes The Hours as "essentially an optimistic book that deals with the terrible things that happen to people"(105). More precisely, the book is about three women living in different eras and addresses several issues, among them homosexuality, suicide, and feminism. Much Cunningham's portrayal of Virginia, who is working on her famous novel "Mrs....   [tags: Cunningham Hours Essays]

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Cunningham's The Hours: The Mind of Virginia Wolf

- While writing a fiction novel, I would think that the writer would have to dig deep into their mind and into their heart in order for them to convey realistic emotions through their characters. This process could almost be related to hypnosis where the writer relies on his or her inner thoughts and feelings to effectively add depth to their novel's fictitious characters. In the novel Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf used a technique called stream-of-consciousness in which she attempted to write the novel in the same patterns as her brain's thought process....   [tags: Cunningham Hours Essays]

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Cunningham's The Hours: A Story about Life and Death

- Cunningham's The Hours: A Story about Life and Death "The Hours" by Michael Cunningham is a complicated story that explores life and death. Cunningham attempts to distinguish his writings from author Virginia Woolf's by characterizing sanity and insanity while each protagonist contemplates their own life and suicide. Each woman in The Hours wrestles tension and confusion throughout the novel giving a sense that these issues transcend time. By introducing issues of homosexuality, infidelity, and suicide the reader is invited to think of life's experiences within the context of daily life....   [tags: Cunningham Hours Essays]

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Parallel Experiences of Three Troubled Women in Cunningham's, The Hours

- Parallel Experiences of Three Troubled Women in Cunningham's, The Hours According to Chronicles magazine, "Woolf was undeniably a brilliant writer." Woolf's work of Mrs. Dalloway was read by fifteen-year-old Michael Cunningham in order to impress an older girl in school. As he stated, "the book really knocked me out." Once older, Cunningham wanted to write about Mrs. Dalloway, but thought not too many people would want to read a book about reading a book. He then thought he might want to read a book about reading the right book....   [tags: Cunningham Hours Essays]

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The Theme of Mental Health Illustrated in Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Cunningham's The Hours

- ‘Mrs. Dalloway’, by Virginia Woolf is a derivative text of ‘The Hours’, written by Michael Cunningham. The novels both share an important theme of mental health. The circumstances of mental health are commonly sympathetic, and empathetic. The characters Septimus and Clarissa in ‘Mrs. Dalloway’ and Richard, Laura Brown, and Virginia Woolf in ‘The Hours’ show the strongest symbols for this theme. Most of the problems and treatments these characters face are in direct result of the age they live in....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Literary Analysis]

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The Hours

- The Hours The Hours is a novel that deals with the various cultural aspects of life. Michael Cunningham's writing reflects the various nuclear families, the different economic conditions, and the social issues involving the three women in the novel. The Hours begins with Virginia Woolf who is married to Leonard. They do not have any children of their own. Woolf lives in London in 1923 battling mental illness and struggling to write a book, Mrs. Dalloway. She struggled and finished the book according to Tony Peregrin "at the age of 43"....   [tags: Cunningham Hours Essays]

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Merce Cunningham as a Pioneer of Modern Dance

- Merce Cunningham as a Pioneer of Modern Dance In the age of conformity, Merce Cunningham has resisted the temptation to remain aligned with his peers. Cunningham has pioneered a new school of thought in dance, and has set the standard for future pioneers. He is passionate about what he does and it has been evident in his works as a dancer and a choreographer. Cunningham was born on April 16, 1919, in Centralia, Washington. At the age of twelve, Cunningham became interested in dance and started informal instruction....   [tags: Merce Cunningham Dancers Dancing Essays]

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Lawrence S. Cunningham's The Catholic Faith: An Introduction

- Lawrence S. Cunningham's The Catholic Faith: An Introduction Lawrence S. Cunningham's The Catholic Faith: An Introduction is a difficult book to muster up a response to. One is tempted to quip "there it no there there,"although more accurately I would say that there is little there that inspires much more than an indifferent shrug in response. Perhaps the blame lay in the purpose of the book, which is set out first to not be "an encyclopedia of Catholic trivia" (Cunningham, 8). I was disappointed to read this, since while an explanation of the meaning of the different titles and offices in the Catholic hierarchy, or an explanation of the various vestments and ceremonies may be "trivia...   [tags: Lawrence Cunningham Catholic Faith Essays]

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Michael Joseph Jackson's Life and Work

- Michael Joseph Jackson, also known as the "King of Pop" was born August 29th, 1958. He was an entertainer, musician and a dancer. One of the most influential entertainers of all times. Michael was an icon of pop culture for his own style of fashion and dance moves. He became a part of the music industry at the young age of 7, Michael made his debut alongside his brothers in the band the Jackson 5. This was the start of his career, which eventually led to a solo career starting in 1971. Beginning his career at such a young age, Jackson never had the chance to live a normal childhood....   [tags: Michael Jackson, ]

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Michael Moore's ‘Bowling for Columbine’

- Michael Moore was born on April 23rd 1954. He’s An American film maker, author and a liberal political commentator. He has directed and produced four of the eight highest grossing documentaries of all time. In 2005 Time Magazine named Moore one of the world’s ‘Hundred most influential people’. The documentary ‘Bowling for Columbine’ explores the possible causes for the Columbine High School massacre. It has won the ‘Best Documentary feature’ at both the Academy and Independent Spirit Awards, together with the César award for ‘best foreign films’....   [tags: Michael Moore, Bowling for Columbine, ]

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Vitiligo and Michael Jackson

- Vitiligo is a skin disease in which there is a loss of pigment (color) from areas of skin, ending in abnormal patches that feel like normal skin. Vitiligo affects 0.5-1% of people worldwide. That means about two million people are affected by this disease in this country alone. Compared to how many people live on this earth , the number isn’t that large. It’s pretty rare to have this disease. One of the two million people that was affected by this disease was a music icon, the king of pop, Michael Jackson....   [tags: Vitiligo, diseases, Michael Jackson, ]

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Michael Jordan And Lebron James

- At every level of basketball there are players that have shined on and off the court, this is true for two exceptional players like Michael Jordan and LeBron James. The debate over these two marvelous athletes and who is the better of the two, has divided sports fans since LeBron earned his first Finals Championship. For many years Michael Jordan has been seen as one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball. Michael Jordan was first drafted into the NBA by the Chicago Bulls as the third pick in the first round of the NBA draft of 1984, after finishing his college career at the University of North Carolina....   [tags: Michael Jordan, National Basketball Association]

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Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story

- Michael Moore used comical tactics as a way to appeal to his audience in this piece of literature. Michael Moore’s argument is that capitalism is destroying the nation’s economy rather than helping to develop it. The poor are suffering, while the richer are getting richer. The arguments that Moore used may not be considered tangible by all, but he definitely did have the evidence to support his argument. Michael Moore purpose was to expose this ground breaking issue of the dominance of corporate America through video....   [tags: Michael Moore]

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Visual Imagery in The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje

- Every writer uses a different set of methods, known as the narrative mode, to portray the plot to the audience for individual reasons. In the first section of “The English Patient”, Michael Ondaatje uses his narrative mode in order to more effectively convey his message in an appealing way. One way he does this is by presenting the reader with visual images and vivid description that trigger their imagination. His use of visual imagery, description, and pronouns to present the settings, and to describe people and their actions is part of his narrative mode....   [tags: Michael Ondaatje]

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Kobe Bryant And Michael Jordan

- Many people who watch or play basketball always argue who is the best of all time, or which basketball player is better than the other. And the most two basketball players that get compared with each other is Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. Both of these two players are exciting to watch when they are on the basketball court. Taking a closer look into both of their careers you can see major similarities but you can also see where both of them have their different paths. Even though they both make the basketball world a better place the real question that needs to be answered is who is better....   [tags: Michael Jordan, National Basketball Association]

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James Brown's Influence on Michael Jackson

- 1. Topic Question: Unquestionably one of the most influential musical pioneers of the last half-century, James Brown, often known as “The Godfather of Soul”, laid a musical foundation that many artists were influenced by. Ranging from Mick Jagger to Afrika Bambaataa to Jay Z, Brown’s musical characteristics can be seen in various artists. How did the music of Michael Jackson demonstrate the influence of James Brown. 2. Introduction: “The Godfather of Soul”, better known as James Brown grew to be one of the most influential artists in Michael Jackson’s life....   [tags: Michael Jackson Music]

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The King Of Pop By Michael Jackson

- Michael Jackson was given the title, the “King of Pop”, for very good reason; he captured audiences with his catchy lyrics, amazing dance moves, and dazzling outfits. His legacy has lived beyond the grave, as his music is played on the radio, his concert movie, This Is It, was released after his death, and people are still moonwalking and doing the Thriller dance. Michael inspired, and was adored by many, but his music did much more than just entertain. He sang about racial and social injustices and broke down the musical barriers of his time....   [tags: Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Janet Jackson]

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Michael Jackson : A Star Of Stars

- Michael Jackson – A Star among Stars Music lives and makes us happy. His contribution as a musician brought us some of the most exciting times in the history of music industry. He was a cultural icon, a star whose career spanned for four decades and a man who was always surrounded by controversy. He inspired many artists, changed the way people see pop music and built a dynasty that will last for many years. His name was Michael Jackson. Michael was born on August 29, 1958 in Garry Indiana. He was raised by his parents along with 8 other siblings who lived in a two bedroom house....   [tags: Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Janet Jackson]

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Michael Jackson : The King Of Pop

- Michael Jackson Michael Jackson is a name that is known worldwide. People either love him or hate him, but no one has ever denied that he had talent. This sing songwriter became the King of Pop as he transformed the face of pop music and popular culture across the nation. He started out as the lead singer of the Jackson family popular Motown group called the Jackson 5 (Michael Jackson Biography, n.d.). From there on he began breaking numerous records. As a solo artist, he received multiple Grammys and Guinness world records....   [tags: Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Janet Jackson]

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The Death Of Michael Jackson

- Born to Joseph and Katherine Jackson, MIchael was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. He was the youngest sibling out of 5 but that did not stop his talent from shining through. In the early 1960’s, Michael’s father put together a music group using his sons, which later became known as the Jackson 5 (“Michael Jackson Biography”). Even from an early age, Michael was able to touch the lives of many people. At a young age, Michael became the lead singer of the Jackson 5 because of his voice range and depth....   [tags: Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Katherine Jackson]

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Michael Jackson And The Jackson

- Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958, and raised in Gary, Indiana by Katherine Jackson and Joe Jackson. Michael Jackson’s parents had a total of nine children and he was the seventh to be born. His singing career initiated at the young age of 5 and was the lead singer of the Jackson 5. The Jackson 5 consisted of the five brothers: Jackie, Jermaine, Tito, Marlon and lead singer Michael. They would play at local clubs and bars, however, fortunately, as their talent thrive, their audience expanded....   [tags: Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, La Toya Jackson]

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The English Patient By Michael Ondaatje

- “The Theme of Identity Showing the Character’s Person, Cultural and National Individuality” The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje, mainly focuses on the theme of identity. Specifically the obliteration and rebuilding of the character 's personal, cultural and national identities. The three main characters in Ondaatje 's novel, Hana, Almasy and Kip, help each other in signifying each of their individual characters. They are described by their attributes externally, most of the time but, many times they show their internal identity....   [tags: British Empire, British Raj, Michael Ondaatje]

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Michael Jackson 's Influence On Society

- Michael Jackson was one of the most talented musicians and entertainers in the world but he was also a very misunderstood man in American society. The media and the actions of a person can change how a society perceives someone. This was the case with Michael Jackson. Throughout the 80s he was well known and respected for his music. But further in his life he had problems with his skin color and his alleged pedophile claims. Even with these blemishes in his career after his passing he remembered not for his faults but for his achievements in music and his contribution to popular culture....   [tags: Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Mainstream]

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A Yellow On Blue Water By Michael Dorris

- A Yellow Raft in Blue Water written by Michael Dorris is a story about three women, the grandmother, Ida, the mother Christine and Rayona, the daughter. Each women had their own hardships in their lives, however, they all persevered through these hardships and grew into wonderful and caring women. In life there is always those people that we admire because of their integrity, loyalty and commitment. I admire all three women for these qualities, but the one that struggled the most in my opinion is Christine....   [tags: Family, Love, Michael Dorris, Marriage]

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Michael Jordan 's Role Model

- In 1981, Michael Jordan stepped foot on North Carolina’s campus as a top recruited freshman and was soon to be one of only four freshmen to ever earn a starting spot under Coach Dean Smith. The University of North Carolina was where Michael Jordan’s legacy started, and as of now, it will not end anytime soon. In his playing days, Michael was a second overall draft pick, Nike client, six-time NBA champ, six-time NBA finals MVP, five-time NBA MVP, and a fourteen-time all-star. After his playing days were over, Jordan’s impact on the game and on the fans never died....   [tags: Michael Jordan, National Basketball Association]

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Michael Crichton 's Jurassic Park

- In Michael Crichton’s novel Jurassic Park the amount of technological advances is outstanding, but they are not better for the society. Bringing the dinosaurs back from extinction may have been a ground-breaking advance for science, except the engineers of the park were unaware of how to handle these animals that had lived millions of years ago, when the world had a drastically different environment. (quote). This means that the new technology is not always better; the people of the society are often not ready to deal with drastic changes in relatively short periods of time....   [tags: Jurassic Park, Dinosaur, Michael Crichton]

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Love Dance By Merce Cunningham

- The article, “You Have To Love Dancing To Stick To It”, written by Merce Cunningham was exceptionally relatable amongst the group discussion with the dancers. The structure of this article was much like a poem. Depending upon the reader, each section could be broken down into different ideas. Merce Cunninhams’s background consist of beginning as a tap dancer, studying with Martha Graham, and commenced the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in 1953. He choreographed pieces outside of the theater and collaborated on filmdances, videodances, and instrumental in the development of computer programs for dance (90)....   [tags: Dance, Choreography, Performance]

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The Invention of Childhood by Hugh Cunningham

- Contemporary anxieties about childhood have often fuelled the incentive into historical research on the subject, with childhood enjoying a high status in our social, political and cultural debates. This has been reflected in what can be described as a ‘lively field’ of historical investigation , aiming to give us a wider perspective on the changing conceptions of childhood, and an understanding of the experiences of children through time. The publication of Philippe Ariès’ L’enfant et la vie familiale sous l’ancien regime in 1960 helped to stimulate an upsurge of interest in the field, with Ariès managing to convince most of his readers that childhood had a history, and that ideas about chi...   [tags: old testament, education, correction]

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The American Dream Exposed in Sicko, by Michael Moore

- America is a place where myriad of people desired to migrate and to live in as there are American Dream, same meaning as opportunity to endeavor after life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This opportunity is social, economic and spiritual. However, the deteriorated political system makes American dream has the metamorphosis from opportunity to materialism. In some people’s mind, opportunities are not in America, but somewhere else. In documentary film “Sicko”, the director Michael Moore exposes the dysfunctional North American health care system, aim primarily at huge profits and not for their mission of saving lives....   [tags: Sicko, Michael Moore]

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The Roman Republic by Michael Crawford

- The Roman Republic by Michael Crawford The author Michael Crawford wrote the book The Roman Republic to offer an interpretation about the Roman Empire. This was done to educate the reader about how Rome gained its greatness and became the military and cultural center of the world at that time. He wanted to inform the readers about how the Roman Empire grew from one city tribe, to dominate the Italian peninsula, and finally to conquer the Mediterranean coast. This conquest led to what was then the great Greek and Egyptian Empires....   [tags: Michael Crawford]

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Michael Jackson 's Influence On The World

- An icon for decades, legend for an eternity, Michael Jackson 's impact on the world continues to thrive as a silhouette amongst pop culture. His music has influenced many people to "Xscape" from the deceptions of all the "Dirty Diana[s]." Yet, his talent has encouraged people to "Scream" through all the "Thriller[s]" they receive as his stardom illuminates the stage as the "Smooth Criminal" of performances. His songs vary from selections that you can "Jam" to, those that promote tough love and adornment, while some are advocates for equality....   [tags: Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Diana Ross]

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Michael Jackson 's Life And Accomplishments

- Coming from nothing and working his way up to a chart-topping career, he makes his mark but does he hold the same effect today. Michael Jackson grew up in an abusive home but talent filled Michael found a way to work past the abuse and found a way to make a career that put the world in awe. Jackson has, needless to say, a heart-shattering past, an amazing music career, and an interesting way out of it all that still leaves people wondering: who really is Michael Jackson. Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Indiana on August 29, 1958....   [tags: Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Randy Jackson]

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Film Bowling For Columbine By Michael Moore

- In the documentary “Bowling for Columbine” directed by Michael Moore there are two scenes that share the same idea of questioning the laws they have in the U.S.A. The first documentary that captivated my attention was the Columbine High School massacre, where Michael Moore examines the culture of guns and violence in America. He used archival footage, camera techniques and sound to give authenticity and strength to the disturbing event. Michael Moore uses specific techniques enabling the audience to empathize with the survivors and their loved ones in order for the viewers to feel their emotions....   [tags: Columbine High School massacre, Michael Moore]

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Analysis Of Michael Jackson 's Obituary

- Michael Jackson 's obituary, written in 2009 in The New York Times by Brooks Barnes, explains how Mr. Jackson has touched the hearts of many listeners with his catchy rhythms and stories portrayed throughout his songs however, it does not get in depth enough about the pure ambition and willpower that Mr. Jackson has had since he was a child that made him The King of Pop. Some examples of Mr.Jackson’s devotion is his patented shoes he invented know as “Magic Shoes” that help perform certain dance routines....   [tags: Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Billie Jean]

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Michael Jord The Greatest Basketball Player Of All Time

- Everyone knows that Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time, and the “Flu Game” is a perfect example as to why Jordan is. He had to battle the flu in a very important playoff game. Michael Jordan had so much ambition and aptitude in him that he was able to battle through it and make the game winning bucket. Jordan is a prime example of a kid working hard to achieve his life goals. Michael Jordan pushed himself to greater heights and this proved to people that he was such a great player....   [tags: Michael Jordan, National Basketball Association]

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Transformers (2007) Directed and Produced by Michael Bay

- As a young child, my cousins and I were very intrigued of cartoons. One that caught my eye was a cartoon called Transformers. We would constantly fight over the auto bots or decepticon action figures. It was one action packed filled cartoon with automobiles that transformed in to robots to save the world. It definitely brings back many childhood memories and brings the kid within me out. What average child would not want to watch that. Transformers (2007), directed and produced by Michael Bay, filled animation film of a classic cartoon....   [tags: technology, Michael Bay, classic cartoon]

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Michael Wigglesworth's Wrathful Poetry

- Michael Wigglesworth's Wrathful Poetry Michael Wigglesworth was born in England in 1631. He came over to America with his family at the age of seven. He was raised in the town of New Haven, Connecticut until he went to Harvard at sixteen. He graduated in 1651 but remained a tutor for three years. He was called to the ministry and accepted a call to a church in Malden, Massachusetts, in 1655 and remained in that town the rest of his life. He had three wives and eight children. Wigglesworth was a small and extremely frail man....   [tags: Michael Wigglesworth]

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Perversions of Capitalism in Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story

- Capitalism came into being as a social and economic system when private individuals or corporations--as opposed to the state or classes of people--began to build businesses where the goal was profit motivated for the self-interest of the owner. This is opposed to a socialist system where the business may be owned by the state and/or profiting the state. In an ideal world, it is the economic establishment of the individual right for self-accomplishment. The private individual/corporation succeeds or fails based on its own merits....   [tags: Capitalism, history, Michael Moore, "Capitalism: A]

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The Death of Humanity: A Response to Michael Levin’s Article,

- In his essay “The Case for Torture” Michael Levin makes the argument that although torture is often thought of as barbaric and a primitive way of information extraction in today’s modern world, it is however in actuality a viable means of preventing terrorist attacks and should be used as such. Levin acknowledges that using torture as a means of interrogation is probably unconstitutional however that the lives of millions should outweigh the constitutional morality of the issue. He goes on to state that although he does not condone the use of torture as a means of punishment he does however consider it a logical solution to drawing terrorist plots out....   [tags: The Case fir Torture, Michael Levin]

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Analysis Of Michael Pollan 's ' Dirty Deals '

- Dirty Deals Michael Pollan bestowed a gung-ho attitude as he propelled through his quest investigating the quality of America’s food. Along his journey he ventured to make sporadic changes in his diet. He never claimed to make radical changes nor did he make self-righteous claims. Pollan derived at the conclusion to continue eating meat even after finding out how the animals are killed he did not seem very proud of that. He publically pondered over why quality of food takes lower priority than price....   [tags: The Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan, Food]

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Persuasive Techniques Used in Michael Jackson's Eulogy Delivered by Al Sharpton

- Persuasion is a commonly used communication technique that allows us to socially influence a certain topic positively or negatively. Its purpose is to help affirm or nullify an idea, belief or attitude. Sometimes the exact topic is very detectable in communication such as during debates but other times it displayed a little more subtly. Persuasion is more than just verbally speaking. Non-verbal communication such as body language, tone and pitch of the voice can also add to the affirmation of the topic....   [tags: michael jackson, music]

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Dances With Wolves by Michael Blake

- Dances With Wolves by Michael Blake is a novel that covers the topics of cross-culture, equality and respect. It also shows me the history of modern America. Reading this novel is a great adventure to me. Through years of getting ready, Michael Blake spent nine months on writing the book and got it done in 1981. The story happens in 1863, when US civil war was in ongoing. Knowing the potential amputation of his wounded leg, Union Army Officer Lieutenant John J. Dunbar turns suicidal and rides a horse to attract the enemy during a strange standoff....   [tags: Michael Blake Dances Wolves]

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Analysis Of Michael Jackson 's ' The ' Malley Greenburg '

- There are many different topics in history and some that might stand out when you hear “history” are things like slavery, presidents, and war. Despite these common topics, the book I chose is about Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958 and comes from a musical background. Throughout his life, he has made an immense impact on the music industry, influencing a new form of music and even leaving behind a big empire through his success. Zack O 'Malley Greenburg, who is the author of the book, has written two books and is now the senior editor at Forbes Magazine....   [tags: Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, John Branca, Disco]

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The Impact of Michael Jordan

- December 21, 1891- The birth of basketball. It has been changed from simply shooting a soccer ball into a peach basket to dunking a seven pound, leather ball into an iron rim. In the early years of the game, basketball was not as popular as other sports. In the 1985 NBA draft all this would change with the emergence of a 6'6" basketball phenomenon from Wilmington, North Carolina. Although going third in the draft, he recreated the game and is known as the best player to ever touch a basketball; he is Michael Jordan....   [tags: Basketball Michael Jordan]

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Michael Jackson And Prince 's Influence On The World

- For many decades, popular cultural icons Michael Jackson and Prince dominated the music scene. Over the years, there are always countless discussions about the both of their careers. Although Michael and Prince bear some superficial similarities with their musical influences on the world, the differences between their careers and musical abilities are clear. Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana to parents Katherine and Joseph Jackson. He was the eighth child born out of ten living in a two-bedroom home....   [tags: Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder]

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Analysis Of Michael Jackson 's Black Or White

- Music is a direct reflection of a society. It can be interpreted simply for entertainment,therapy, and political reasons to bring people together. Music speaks a thousand words, as it has a profound effect to portray a message, raise awareness, change opinions and provoke action towards a mass audience. In particular, “Black or White” by Michael Jackson which was released in 1991 is a song that did just that. “Black or White” was written to promote equality at a time when The United States of America dealt with severe racism....   [tags: Black people, African American, Michael Jackson]

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Analysis Of Michael Jackson 's ' King Of Pop '

- Anna Zito Samantha Kuenneke Aiden Pressler Michael Jackson Lifetime: King of Pop Section I: Early Life Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana, to an African-American average workers crew. His dad, Joseph Jackson, had been a guitarist however had set aside his musical yearnings to accommodate his family as a crane administrator. Accepting his children had ability, he formed them into a musical gathering in the mid 1960s. At in the first place, the Jackson Family entertainers comprised of Michael 's more established siblings Tito, Jermaine, and Jackie....   [tags: Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Jermaine Jackson]

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The Mechanics And Impact Of Michael Jackson 's Thriller

- The Mechanics and Impact of Michael Jackson’s Thriller The late singer Michael Jackson, also known as the King of Pop, was an icon beyond imaginable expectations and vision. He catapulted into fame as a child music star with his brothers before becoming the most famous Jackson sibling to move on to have a solo career. Michael Jackson is undisputedly one of the most successful entertainers in all of music history. Not only did he single-handedly transform the face of pop music, he also- made a huge impact in the world of dance with signature moves like the Moon Walk....   [tags: Michael Jackson, Billie Jean, Beat It, Thriller]

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Analysis Of Michael Jackson 's ' The Song One Day '

- When deciding what songs to pick for this essay, I was thinking about what I have seen and how it becomes a huge issue causing fights and war. While searching through the Internet, I came across the song One Day by Matisyahu when it hit me. Man in The Mirror by Michael Jackson is a perfect match together. Together both of these songs express how they want to change the world because there is war and racism all around us everyday. But many people don’t want to change for the better, so this becomes a big conflict....   [tags: Michael Jackson, Want, Need, Domestic violence]

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Reason For Assessment : Rosa Lee Cunningham

- REASON FOR ASSESSMENT: Rosa Lee Cunningham is a 52-year old African American female. She is 5-foot-1-inch, 145 pounds. Rosa Lee is married however, is living separately from her husband. She has eight adult children, Bobby, Richard, Ronnie, Donna (Patty), Alvin, Eric, Donald (Ducky) and one child who name she did not disclose. She bore her eldest child at age fourteen and six different men fathered her children. At Rosa Lee’s recent hospital admission to Howard University Hospital emergency room blood test revealed she is still using heroin....   [tags: Drug addiction, Heroin, Addiction, Family]

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In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje

- “In the Skin of a Lion,” by Michael Ondaatje In the novel, “In the Skin of a Lion,” by Michael Ondaatje, the main character, Patrick Lewis, searches for identity and light. Without these elements, he lacks love and cannot survive the world. A passage in chapter three describes him as a lonely man that is isolated from the world around him. “Clara and Ambrose and Alice and Temelcoff and Cato- this cluster made up a drama without him. And he himself was noting but a prism that refracted their lives....   [tags: Skin Lion Michael Ondaatje Essays]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Escape From The Western Diet ' By Michael Pollan

- Michael pollan is an American journalist, author and activist, and he is currently working as a professor of Journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate school of Journalism. He completed his B.A. in English from Bennington in 1977 and an M.A. in English from Colombia in 1981. Michael pollen is author of many food and eating related books For Example, The omnivore’s dilemma, A natural history of four meals, Food rules, In defense of food and many others. In 2010, Michael pollan was named one of the top magazines top 100 most influential people....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Eating, Michael Pollan]

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Facts and Reality in Michael Moore’s "Stupid White Men"

- In Michael Moore’s introduction to the novel, Stupid White Men, Moore talks about the state of the American nation during the twenty first century. Moore believes that the nation is falling apart because it is being overrun by the “stupid white men” who are controlling it. He equates all the corruption and downfall that is occurring throughout the United States with the election of former president George W. Bush. In this introduction he covers numerous controversial issues, which range from the economy and society to politics and the environment....   [tags: Stupid White Men, Michael Moore, ]

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Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient

- Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient The limited character in Michael Ondaatje’s novel, The English Patient, was Almásy. Almásy was a man who was burned from head to toe, and whose identity is unrecognizable thus making him a limited character. The novel takes place in a villa where the man was being taken care of by Hana, a young nurse who stayed behind to take care of Almásy while the rest of the nurses escaped to a safer place to stay. She calls him the English patient because of his accent, though she is unaware of where he is from....   [tags: MIchael Ondaatje English Patient Essays]

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Michael Crichton's The Lost World

- Michael Crichton's The Lost World I read Michael Crichton's The Lost World. In the following paragraphs, I will not only explain the book, but also give my critique of it. I will also give a paragraph that was probably the best paragraph in the book, in my opinion. The book starts out with Ian Malcolm, a mathematician who had already had an experience with live dinosaurs a couple of years ago on another island. He has pretty much blocked that experience from his mind. Anyway, it also talks about a man named Doctor Levine....   [tags: Michael Crichton Lost World Essays]

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Analysis Of Michael Foucault 's ' The '

- Critical Reflection Paper 1 Summary Michael Foucault’s chapter titled Panopticism, analyzes how power has advanced in relation to surveillance. The chapter explores how when surveillance first evolved and how the King was the overall dictator and enforcer. The King held all the power and was capable of deciding what rules must be followed and the punishments that were associated with when the rules were disregarded. Punishment and torture was how the King choose to use his power. The King often turned to violence to deter people from committing crimes that he disproved of....   [tags: Prison, Michel Foucault, Panopticon]

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Michael Joseph Jackson : The Most Popular Recording Artist Of All Time

- Michael Joseph Jackson was and still is seen as the biggest popstar of the 20th century and is also considered the most popular recording artist of all time. A person could identify his voice as soon as they heard it. He had incredible dance moves, musical adaptability, and had a great deal of star power. Jackson was born August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana to Katherine Jackson and Joseph Jackson who was a guitarist but had to put his musical ambitions to the side to care for his large family. Michael was a part of a group known as the Jackson 5 just at the age of five, which was made up of four of his older brothers....   [tags: Michael Jackson, Billie Jean, The Jackson 5]

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Analysis Of Michael Jackson, King Of Pop, Artist, Dancer And Record Producer

- Michael Jackson, king of pop was an American singer, songwriter, dancer and record producer. His contribution to the music, dance and fashion industry was immense and he was a global figure so many people around the world. Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 as an eight child of an African American family living in a small house in Gary, Indiana. He faced many hardships during his child such as being abused as a child, as his father confessed to being abusive towards him “ 'I don 't [regret the beatings], ' he said....   [tags: Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Janet Jackson]

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Michael Jackson Is The Epitome Of What I Believe Is A True Outlier

- Outlier. An outlier is someone who is not considered to be a normal person within society. They have qualities that most people do not obtain. They are the most successful of individuals and many aspire to be them. Michael Jackson is the epitome of what I believe is a true outlier. In his best-selling novel, Malcolm Gladwell stated that we tend to spend more time looking at individuals success rather than looking at things that ultimately contributed to that success, such as their family, birthplace, and even birth date....   [tags: Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Jackson family]

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- Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine In Bowling for Columbine, Michael Moore, an award winning writer and director takes a look at some of the many social problems that plague America to this day. Moore starts his documentary by briefly talking about the Columbine High School shooting and then moves on to discuss things that may have truly been a factor in some the aggression that the two students so aggressively took out on their peers. Many issues are talked about in this movie including but not limited to: The Oklahoma City bombing, the presence of a leading tactical weapons provider located near the small town of Littleton, and many others....   [tags: Films Movies Michael Moore Essays Papers]

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Michael Frayn's Copenhagen

- Michael Frayn's Copenhagen “Our children and our children’s children. Preserved, just possibly, by that one short moment in Copenhagen. By some event that will never quite be located or defined. By that final core of uncertainty at the heart of things.” (Frayn 94) The final line of Michael Frayn's Copenhagen suggests an approach to reading the entire work that looks at the inseparable scientific and dramatic elements of the play. Heisenberg says that no one will ever fully understand the meeting in Copenhagen between himself and Bohr in 1941; Uncertainty forever preserves the moment....   [tags: Michael Frayn copenhagen Essays]

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Michael Joseph O’Rahilly and the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland

- The role of Michael Joseph O’Rahilly (also known as “The O’Rahilly”) in the Easter Rising of 1916, is not much talked about, and this, in my opinion, makes it all the more fascinating. Many would feel, that he has, in a sense, been ‘written out of history’. O’Rahilly was a man who believed that the Irish people could not achieve independence of the British without confrontation in an armed struggle. It was for this reason that he joined played a large part in the foundation of the Irish Volunteers in 1913....   [tags: Michael Joseph O’Rahilly,1916, Easter Rising, Irel]

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Analysis of The Lost World by Michael Crichton

- Analysis of The Lost World by Michael Crichton Michael Crichton's novel, The Lost World began with the exposition of a character who is infamous to Crichton's work, Ian Malcom. The entire introduction and prologue is about Malcom and his scientific views and theories. In a section of the book called 'Hypothesis';, Malcom discusses a theory of 'lost worlds'; - areas in which extinct beings may live, with Richard Levine, a man who's ideas were totally different from Malcoms. Levine and Malcom discuss a possible journey to an island that is suspected to be one of the so-called 'lost worlds';....   [tags: The Lost World Michael Crichton Essays]

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A Critical Analysis of Michael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism

- A Critical Analysis of Michael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism In the history of business, there has been a clear record of industry heads finding something or someone as a mainstay and bedrock for their respective companies or corporations; there is often a chief product that keeps many businesses afloat, even in the rough times. Apple found it's own in 2001 with the iPod. McDonald's has had the Big Mac since the late 1960s. Nike, however, found their goldmine in a person with Michael Jordan....   [tags: Michael Jordan Capitalism]

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Two Sides to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11

- Two Sides to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 To every story there are two sides, to every case in court there are two opinions. Michael Moore's book, Fahrenheit 9/11, is no different. It can be reveled as sole source of truth about the war and our government, or it can be portrayed as the lying antichrist that rips apart people's solidarity. Nevertheless, both sides do contain truths and evidence but along with that comes certain forms of debatable deceits. The proceeding will attempt to bring some of Moore's potential deceits to light and thus seek to explain one half of the story, that being Michael Moore's opposition....   [tags: Michael Moore 9/11 Fahrenheit]

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Comparing Beowulf and Michael Crichton's The 13th Warrior

- Comparing Beowulf and Michael Crichton's The 13th Warrior Michael Crichton intertwined some aspects of Beowulf with his own thoughts to produce the drama, “The 13th Warrior.” Beowulf, written down by an unnamed Christian monk in the 8th century, served as a framework for the plot of “The 13th Warrior.” Beowulf and “The 13th Warrior” have many differences but the similarities that they share are more abundant through out the two pieces. Instead of doing a direct translation of Beowulf, the writer of the “The 13th Warrior” used his creativity to fabricate a new story....   [tags: Michael Crichton The 13th Warrior]

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Analysis Of Michael Pollan 's ' Escape From The Western Diet ' And David Freedman 's How Junk Food Can

- Michael Pollan and David Freedman are two reputable authors who have written about different types of food and why they are healthy or why they are damaging to our health. Michael Pollan wrote “Escape from the Western Diet” and David Freedman wrote “How Junk Food Can End Obesity”. Imagine Pollan’s idea of a perfect world. Everything is organic. McDonald’s is serving spinach smoothies and Walmart is supplying consumers with raw milk. The vast majority of food in this world consists of plants grown locally, because almost everyone is a farmer in order to keep up with supply and demand....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Organic food, Michael Pollan]

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Hustle: The Myth, Life, and Lies Of Pete Rose by Michael Sokolove

- Hustle: The Myth, Life, and Lies Of Pete Rose by Michael Sokolove I was in high school when Pete Rose broke Ty Cobb's all time hits record. I grew up in Ohio when I was young and was always a Cincinnati Reds fan, and Rose was one of the players I admired. It seemed as though he hustled more than most of the other players and was always trying to do whatever it took in order to win. He was my first recollection of how free agency could ruin your favorite team when he departed for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1979, and led them to the World Series in 1980....   [tags: Michael Sokolove Hustle Baseball]

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Film Analysis of Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore

- Film Analysis of Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore 'Bowling for Columbine', directed by Michael Moore, deals with the problems of gun crime in America. The main purpose of this film is to persuade American people to change their ideas about guns and gun laws. Moore constantly refers to other countries such as Canada and their gun policies to back up his arguments for increased gun regulation....   [tags: Michael Moore Columbine Movie Film Essays]

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Analysis of It's Your Ship by Capt. D. Michael Abrashoff

- Analysis of It's Your Ship by Capt. D. Michael Abrashoff Capt. D. Michael Abrashoff Warner Books, 2002 Executive Summary It’s Your Ship, by Capt. D. Michael Abrashoff is good read on understanding the basics of what he calls grassroots leadership he developed while a Commander in the Navy. He takes the reader through the journey of having a cutting-edge ship handed over him, while finding his own leadership lacking his expectations. While defying conventional Navy leadership tactics, Abrashoff created “a crew of confident and inspired problem-solvers eager to take the initiative and responsibility for their actions.” He ultimately succeeded in turning the USS Benfold into the “b...   [tags: Captain D. Michael Abrashoff Navy Essays]

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All Souls: A Family Story From Southie by Michael Patrick MacDonald

- All Souls: A Family Story From Southie by Michael Patrick MacDonald By Micheal Patrick MacDonald. (Ballentine Books under The Random House Publishing Corporation, 1999, 266pp. $14.00) Michael Patrick MacDonald saw hatred animated on a Friday in the early days of October. Some people were reading the newspaper in brightly lit kitchens. Some children were coloring with brightly hued crayons. Some fathers were getting into cars in front of their beautiful homes. But there were no crayons, bright kitchens, or fathers in nice cars on Dorchester Street in Southie that day....   [tags: MacDonald Michael Family Story Southie]

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