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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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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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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 Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion

- "Any critical reading of a text will be strengthened by a knowledge of how a text is valued by readers in differing contexts." Discuss this statement and show how your critical understanding of the text has been strengthened by at least two different readings. Michael Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion is a text that is given new meaning when viewed from differing perspectives. Readers approach the text with their own unique past and experience, which influences their perception and interpretation of the novel....   [tags: Ondaatje Skin Lion Context]

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Running in the Family, by Michael Ondaatje

- Ondaatje’s “running in the family” is an elaborate representation of the author’s unique perspective and identity. Ondaatje’s identity is represented by his unique desire to present his memories in irrational and imaginary themes, and his argue to represent the natural characteristics of his ancestors. “Running in the family,” is a fictionalized memoir, written by Michael Ondaaji. Michael Ondaatje is a writer from a Ceylonese origin. Due to his parents’ divorce, He was forced to leave his native country with his mother at a young age....   [tags: Perspective, Identity, Literary Analysis]

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The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje

- Michael Ondaatje is very much like the narrator of his novel. Both share similar aspects of their lives beginning with the fact they share the same name: Michael. It is perhaps because Ondaatje himself experienced the same voyage as eleven year old Michael that the novel seems so very realistic. Both are born in Colombo, Sri Lanka and each, at age eleven take the voyage of a lifetime by boat from Sri Lanka to England. It seems appropriate that as the narrator of the book recalls his past as a journalist deep in adulthood, the same may be said of the novels true real author....   [tags: shri lanka, england, childhood innocence]

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The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje

- The book The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje, shows the effects that World War II had on soldiers, as well as the nurses involved in the war. Hana, a nurse during the war, goes through the devastating loss of her father, Patrick, who dies in the war. Hana then commits her life to helping a burnt, disfigured, and severely wounded man, referred to as the English patient. Hana decides to stay with the dying English patient, whom she loves like her own father, in the makeshift hospital, despite being told how dangerous it was for her....   [tags: The English Patient Essays]

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Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient

- Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient World War II was a traumatic and life-changing experience for all who lived through the time period. Michael Ondaatje’s novel, The English Patient is set in the direct aftermath of this turbulent and violent era. Each of his characters is effected by the death and violence that go hand in hand with war; Hana in particular is profoundly changed by her experience as a nurse in an Italian hospital. Hana is a woman in ruins, both physically and mentally; by looking at her experiences with death and her relationships to the English Patient, Kip, and her surroundings, she can be seen as a representative of the victims of war, a complex human face on...   [tags: Ondaatje English Patient WWII Two Essays]

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In the Skin of a Lion, by Michael Ondaatje

- In The Skin of a Lion is a novel depicting the constant hardships which the main characters undergo throughout their lives. It focuses on the relationships among the immigrant groups as they make up the majority of Toronto's population. Moreover, all through the novel the idea of immigration is prevalent. The setting changes - from one place to another, as Patrick moves from the countryside to the city and as Temelcoff moves from Macedonia to Canada. Personal views change as Alice undergoes a transformation from being a nun to an actress and as Caravaggio becomes a thief....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Immigration, Society Acceptance]

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Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient and Toni Morrison's Jazz

- Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient and Toni Morrison's Jazz      Textual, mnemonic, and physical gaps leave room in which identity is found through body and environment in Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient and Toni Morrison's Jazz. Ondaatje's characters retrieve their absent personas by mutually colonizing lovers' bodies, thus developing a metaphor for the body as topography. Morrison spins this in reverse, personifying and merging the City's infrastructure with human structure as the characters synergistically carve out their selves through the City's spaces....   [tags: Ondaatje English Patient Essays]

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The Effects of War on the Characters of The English Patient

- Like a tree spreading its roots into the ground, cultural history is something that is deeply rooted in the minds of people. As the significance of Herodotus unravels itself in “The English patient,” Michael Ondaatje touches further upon the idea of how personal history is shaped by cultural history. Ondaatje refers to Tacitus, a great Roman historian, in the third chapter, “Something with Fire” in order to enhance the notion that times of terror can influence the shaping of an individual’s personal history....   [tags: Michael Ondaatje]

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Memory and History in the Works of Michael Ondaatje

- Memory and History in the Works of Michael Ondaatje In the Canadian social context, the issue of identity can be a fraught one, and the question of what it means to be Canadian is notoriously sticky, particularly given the wide variety of social and cultural backgrounds claimed by Canadians and the heterogeneity of their own experiences. This paper deals with the ways in which the Canadian writer Michael Ondaatje works with issues of understanding and accessing memories and histories outside of one’s personal lived experience....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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The Importance of the Bloor Street Viaduct as a Setting in Michael Ondaatje’s In the Skin of a Lion

- The Bloor Street Viaduct is a landmark bridge linking the eastern part of Toronto with the downtown core. Completed in 1919, the controversial bridge spans 490 meters across and 40 meters in the air above the Don River valley. (Carr 165-166)Designed by Edmund Burke and pushed through by public works commissioner Rowland Harris, the bridge plays a central role in the history of Toronto and in the Michael Ondaatje’s novel In the Skin of a Lion. The description of constructing the bridge in the second chapter of book one introduces the reader to several important characters and themes that carry throughout the narrative but whose importance and connection are not fully realized until much later...   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Michael Ondaatje's The Collected Works of Billy the Kid

- The Perception of Violence in Michael Ondaatje's The Collected Works of Billy the Kid A question that arises in almost any medium of art, be it music, film or literature, is whether or not the depiction of violence is merely gratuitous or whether it is a legitimate artistic expression. There can be no doubt that Michael Ondaatje's long poem The Collected Works of Billy the Kid is a violent work, but certain factors should be kept in mind before passing it off as an attempt to shock and titillate; certainly, the poem does both of these, but they are not the primary purpose of the work....   [tags: Collected Works Billy Kid]

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The Characterizations on the English Patient

- In Michael Ondaatje’s "The English Patient," is set before World War II, critically illustrates four dissimilar characters who meet together at the Villa San Girolamo, an Italian monastery. Simultaneously, there is a groundbreaking love story happened among those four characters under that time frames. Those four main people are included, a burned Englishman Ladislaus de Almasy, a twenty-year old French-Canadian Army nurse Hana, a Sikh British Army sapper Kip, and Canadian thief David Caravaggio....   [tags: The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje]

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The Beginning Chapter in the Novel The Villa

- In every story the first chapter is usually essential for any book to be successful. It is necessary that in the very beginning, a few things need to be set right away that will create a prosperous book. Some authors realize that it is also advisable to make it that the first chapter ties most of the story together. Michael Ondaatje obviously new this when writing his novel. So he crafted a first chapter that did just this. The Villa sets the story up for an amazing novel, The English Patient. Michael Ondaatje starts the reader off in a villa in Italy towards the end of World War II....   [tags: herodotus, michael ondaatje, the english patient]

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Great Gatsby & Divisadero Landscape

- ... Furthermore, Cooper then moves to Las Vegas and starts to become a gambler.The books title “Divisadero” comes from the street Anna lives on in San Francisco. Later on, Cooper runs into a girl named Bridget who is a drug addict at a hotel in Santa Maria, then gets beaten by three guys very severely. Claire, Anna’s sister then rescues Cooper but, he doesn’t know her but sees a resemblance with Anna. That all being told same practically what happens in the Gatsby. Whereas in gatsby parties every weekend just so he can get daisy in his life and how shows they don’t care and drink and drive and crash moments away from leaving....   [tags: Michael Ondaatje, F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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Michael Ondaatje's Relationship with his Father in his Work, Running in the Family

- Michael Ondaatje's Relationship with his Father in his Work, Running in the Family The jacket description embossed on the back cover of the Vintage publication of Michael Ondaatje's Running in the Family gives the reader a false sense of what the book is about. To some it is a "lyrical and witty" tale of "broken engagements, and drunken suicide attempts," and to some it may be "an inspired marriage of travel narrative and family memoir" (jacket). The front cover, however, provides the most valuable information about the book....   [tags: Running in the Family Essays]

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Death of a Salesman versus The Cat's Table

- ... A salesman is got to dream, boy.” This quote helps us better understand that Willy Loman is a small man in a big world and if he does not dream or over exaggerate at all he will not amount to much. Willy portrays himself as a very successful man, but realistically, Willy Loman is a failure who will never amount to anything. The Cats Table is a tale which involves much mistreatment and neglect to those who do not deserve it. “What is interesting and important happens mostly in secret, in places where there is no power”....   [tags: Arthur Miller, Michael Ondaatje, story analysis]

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Robertson Davies' Fifth Business, Anne Proulx's The Shipping News, Michael Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion, and Jack Hodgins' The Invention of the Wo

-      Myth and history are necessary in explaining the world, and can be depended upon for guidance with one as reliable as the other. The idea of place, with its inherent myth and history, is an important factor in one's identity because place shapes character and events. Robertson Davies' Fifth Business, E. Anne Proulx's The Shipping News, Michael Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion, and Jack Hodgins' The Invention of the World use myth and lore to describe the obstacles which the protagonists and others must get over or confront in order to recover their perspective identities....   [tags: Myth History Society Essays]

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In The Skin Of A Lion

- Canada has been credited by the United Nations for being the most multicultural nation for over forty five years. People have been migrating from all over the world to “the New World” due to economic struggles, wartime affairs or simply a chance for a new beginning. Various works of literature and media representations have been made to retell, relate and reflect upon the difficult journeys made by these immigrants. The novel, In the Skin of A Lion, by Canadian immigrant and author Michael Ondaatje, has been noted to be, “...the best story of the Macedonian voice in the building of Toronto’s Waterworks.” (Brouhl, 159....   [tags: Michael Ondaatje Immigration Book Review Analysis]

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The Destruction of Female Possession in The English Patient

- In Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient we see a world completely ravaged by war. The land itself is damaged, sometimes beyond recognition as it is torn apart by bombs. Just as these human-made structures have faced the damage of imperialism, so have female bodies in the novel. Ondaatje creates several parallels between man’s attempt to “own” the land around him and his “ownership” of the female body. As we see in the novel, this attempt at ownership almost always ends in destruction, “war,” and often, death....   [tags: Micheal Ondaatje]

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Michael Ondaantje’s "Anil’s Ghost"

- Michael Ondaantje’s Anil’s Ghost is a story of Anil Tissera, a forensic anthropologist, who returns to her home country, Sri Lanka, after living fifteen years abroad. As a worker of the United Nations Human Rights Centre, Anil intends to investigate the skeletons buried deep; political murders, abductions and cases of silent missing . The novel is placed in the backdrop of an ailed and contravened Sri Lanka, repeating the assertion throughout that ‘The reason for war was war,’ (43) This clarifies why Ondaantje does not to delve into the question of why the country is locked in gruesome political dispute that involves daily disappearances, fear, mass killings and cover up murders....   [tags: Literary Review]

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The Consequences of War

- ... The war exposed Hana to the harshness of the world. Caravaggio mentioned that Hana sang the song “as if it was something scarred”; since the song represents Hana, this reveals that Hana is scarred. Moreover, the darkness that Caravaggio hears through the song represents all of the loss that Hana has experienced during the war. The “tentative circle of light” symbolizes the recent joy she has experienced in the Villa being surrounded by a family friend, a new lover and a new friend. It also symbolizes Hana’s previous life, where she did not experience loss, trying to fight its way through all of the darkness she had experienced due to the war....   [tags: The English Patient, Michael Odaatje]

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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine

- 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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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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Michel Foucault: Power and Identity

- Introduction Michel Foucault and Erving Goffman’s work was centralised around there two different concepts of how your identity is formed through the process of power and expert knowledge. This Essay will discuss the ideas of Michel Foucault who was a French Social Theorist. His theories addressed the relationship between power and knowledge and how both of these are used as a form of social control through society. The essay will look at Foucault’s work in The Body and Sexuality, Madness and Civilisation and Discipline and Punish which displays how he conceptualised Power and identity on a Marxist and macro basis of study....   [tags: analysis, michael foucault, erving goffman]

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Michael Wigglesworth: Devoted Preacherman Overcomes Sickliness And Silly Name to Write The First Am

- Michael Wigglesworth: Devoted Preacherman Overcomes Sickliness And Silly Name to Write The First American Bestseller THE MAN (NO MYTH, NO LEGEND) Puritan diaries provide feeble fodder for biographical blurbs. Most diaries focus primarily on spiritual growth. The diary of Michael Wigglesworth is hardly an exception. As noted in the reputable Dictionary of Literary Biography, "Wigglesworth’s private, personal life is surrounded by much ambiguity and conjecture." Wigglesworth (1631-1705) spent the bulk of his life in Malden, Massachusetts, his activities alternating between preaching, writing preachy poetry, and retching in pain....   [tags: Author Authors Michael Wigglesworth Essays]

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Michael Jackson: The King Of Pop

- In the documentary “The Michael Jackson Story (1985-2009) BBC Documentary” it explains the life of Michael Jackson as a famous artist. Michael Jackson was born on August 29th 1958 and he is now a world known artist. He is also known as the “King of Pop”. From his early ages as a child to the day of his death, June 15th, 2009, he has inspired many other artists with ideas for music videos, music styles and even dance styles. During his lifetime, he faced many obstacles. Michael’s path towards fame was not very easy from the start....   [tags: Musicians]

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The Gender Roles of Michael Bluth

- In two generations of the Bluth family, Michael stands alone as the only independent and upright adult. Michael Bluth, the central character of the television sitcom Arrested Development, shoulders many responsibilities as the center of his family. Much of these duties come from his role as a parent. Michael has combination of stereotypically male and female characteristics and roles that depict him as a typical mother and father. Women, who are typically described as accepting, nurturing, and sensitive, are conventionally in charge of domestic tasks such as looking after children (Gender and Gender Identity”; Signorelli)....   [tags: Arrested Development]

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Music and Career of Michael Jackson

- Michael Jackson, the king; the star; the genius, transformed music into what is known today as pop. He made modern pop music different and unlike anything every heard paving the way for other artists such as Madonna, Usher, and Justin Timberlake. His creativity and perfectionist personality allowed him to make unbelievable songs, dances, and productions. He was a visionary who followed an image thoroughly and carefully to the best of his ability. Michael Jackson is known all around the world for this and impacted the lives of many....   [tags: Pop Industry, Achievements]

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A Brief Biography of Michael Jordan

- Michael Jordan, considered one of the greatest to every play the game of basketball, was born in Brooklyn in 1963 and raised in North Carolina. As a senior in high school he was selected to the McDonald’s All-American Team, and then later accepted a scholarship to play for the University of North Carolina. After three seasons of college ball in which he averaged almost 18 points and 5 rebounds a game. He was selected 3rd overall in the 1984 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls after Hakeem Olajuwon (a hall of fame center with the Houston Rockets) and Sam Bowie (considered a major bust by the Portland Trail Blazers)....   [tags: NBA, basketball greats]

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Michael Jackson, King of Pop

- Michael Jackson is known for King of Pop. Jackson full name is Michael Joseph Jackson, he was born on August 29, 1958, in Gary, Indian. Michael Jackson died June 25, 2009, in Los Angeles, California. Michael has a mother name Katherine Jackson and a father name Joseph Jackson. Michael was a singer, music producer, song writer, and a dancer, he also was married twice. Michael was married to Debbie Rowe, November 15, 1996, and had a divorce with her on October 8, 1999. He also was married to Lisa Marie Presley, May 18, 1994 and divorced her on January 18, 1996....   [tags: solo career, african american, singer]

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The Road to Woodstock by Michael Lang

- Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music The Road to Woodstock is the novel written by Michael Lang. Michael Lang was known as the man behind the legendary festival. Lang paints a vivid picture of how Woodstock changed America forever. He takes you through the hard work, dedication, passion, and struggles of creating the country’s most powerful music and peace festival in history. Michael Lang grew up in New York in the early fifties. He came from a middle-class family, and had a passion for music....   [tags: musicians, legendary festival]

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Saint Michael's Roles in Christianity

- Religion is a community of people that share a symbolic world. Much of what is practiced is really only understood by those within the community itself. Members of the community are insiders in the sense and many religions are no exception to this practice. Different religions are filled with language, tradition, ritual, symbolism and beliefs that others may find confusing and may not understand. In Christianity, one particular area that can confuse outsiders is their teachings and belief in angels....   [tags: religion, tradition, angel]

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Michael Novak on Capitalism and the Corporation

- The reading that was investigated consisted of an article from Michael Novak entitled “Michael Novak on Capitalism and the Corporation”. Novak (1997) dissected the chronology of corporations and posed many compelling convictions on differences between corporations in the United States, Britain, and Europe. While his convictions are, direct and come across as assaults on corporations they, command the reader to broaden their perceptions of capitalism as it relates to corporations. I will examine five discussion questions which Jennings (2009) posed in a case study that is related to Novak’s (1997) article “Michael Novak on Capitalism and the Corporation”....   [tags: Article Analysis ]

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LeBron James and Michael Jordan

- Comparing LeBron James and Michael Jordan is like comparing apples and oranges. It just isn’t a fair comparison. There are too many differences. There are too many variables. There are too many fallacies that are involved to make a fair assessment to determine who the greatest basketball player of all time is. Unfortunately the comparison is being made seemingly every day, and the article by Mr. Mathis is full of fallacious material. His extreme uses of exaggeration and card stacking, along with many harsh examples of hasty generalizations, makes a claim that Michael Jordan is and always will be the greatest player to play basketball....   [tags: NBA, basketball, Mathis, comparison]

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Heal the World by Michael Jackson

- ... In this scene, the video shows us a little lovely girl, and she looks very lovely, this scene will make audiences who watch this video want to protect the little girl. In the meantime, the song starts. With the sweet voice of Michael Jackson, we saw three important frames, in the first scene, we saw soldiers stand in behind dust, and this means they are in a war. In the second scene, a little boy stand beside a tank, he wears a black jacket, on his face, we cannot see any expression, he looks very helpless, he cannot do anything to stop the war....   [tags: victims of war, hunger, children, soldiers]

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The Case For Torture, by Michael Levin

- In “The Case For Torture” an article written by Michael Levin, he attempts to justify the use of torture as a means of saving lives. Throughout the article, Levin gives the reader many hypothetical examples in which he believes torture is the only method of resolution. Though I agree with Levin, to some degree, his essay relies heavily on the fears of people and exploits them to convince people into thinking pain is the only way. In certain aspects, I could agree entirely with Levin, but when one reads deeper into the article, many fallacies become apparent....   [tags: Article Analysis ]

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The Botany of Desire, by Michael Pollan

- Beauty can be defined in many ways. Though, regardless of its definition, beauty is confined by four characteristics: symmetry, health, vibrancy and complexity. Michael Pollan, in the book The Botany of Desire, examines our role in nature. Pollan sets out to discovery why the most beautiful flowers have manipulated animals into propagating its genes. Most people believe that humans are the sole domesticators of nature, although, beauty in some sense has domesticated us by making us select what we perceive as beautiful....   [tags: Defining Beauty, Flowers]

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The Botany of Desire, by Michael Pollan

- Every garden has their own purposes that make gardeners devote a great amount of time to take care of them. Gardeners are coming up with their own unique ways of taking care of their gardens, especially when they make profits out of it. In his book, The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan claims the best gardeners of his generation have devoted themselves to growing cannabis, popularly known as marijuana. Intrigued with Pollan’s argument, I completely agree with him. Marijuana growers are the best gardeners because they perfected the plant in growing them indoors, they make good business out of it, and the plant itself fills the need of humans for transcendent altered states of consciousness....   [tags: Marijuana Farmers, Book Review]

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The Search For Cleopatra by Michael Foss

- Ancient times are known for having ruling emperors and barbaric men. There are millions of stories and books about the conquerers and the soldiers who fought bravely in their successes. But, what about women in ancient times. Did they sit around and take care of children while they waited for their men to return home. There is one women in the ancient world who captivated the men of her time and is still admired today for her beauty. In The Search For Cleopatra, Michael Foss tells the story of Cleopatra VII....   [tags: ptolomy, greek origns, emperors]

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The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan

- The American diet is full of on-the-go amenities from an array of different meals; however, is this fuel actually causing harm to the body in the long run. What is in the American diet that sets American’s health apart from other parts of the world. The documentary Forks Over Knives states that “We spend 2.2 trillion dollars a year on health care, over five times more than the defense budget. In fact, we pay more per person for healthcare than any industrialized country in the world, yet we’re sicker than ever” (Forks Over Knives)....   [tags: american diet, protein, meat]

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Bowling for Columbine, by Michael Moore

- In American society, violence runs rampage throughout the country that cause its citizens to be afraid and discouraged about their homeland. One of the major parts of American violence is from guns. In the documentary, "Bowling for Columbine", a famous filmmaker, Michael Moore addresses the ubiquitous situation in America. He argues that the use of gun in America co-insides or correlates to the recent massacres and that America, as a whole, should have stricter gun control laws. Throughout the film, Moore uses specific references to it and employs rhetorical and persuasive devices to construct his argument in favor of changing gun laws....   [tags: Gun Violence, Laws, America]

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Conditions of Trade, by Michael Baxandall

- In the article “Conditions of Trade,” Michael Baxandall explains the interaction serving of both fifteenth- century Italian painting and text on how the interpretation of social history from the style of pictures in a historical period, pre-eminently examine the early Renaissance painting. Baxandall looks not only on the explanation of how the style of painting is reflected in a society, but also engages in the visual skills and habits that develop out of daily life. The author examines the central focus on markets, material visual practices, and the concept of the Renaissance period overlooking art as an institution....   [tags: art, italian painting]

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The Killer Angels by Michael Sharra

- Based of Michael Sharra’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Killer Angels, Gettysburg is a literary adaptation that popularized the bloodiest battle fought between the North and the South during the Civil War. Initially intended as a TV mini series, Gettysburg was produced as a full-length feature film. The film glorifies Union and Confederate soldiers in the historic bloodbath of Gettysburg. The film enables viewers to experience a first hand account of the spirit and battleground of the four-day battle....   [tags: gettyburg, civil war, horrific battle]

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The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan

- The Omnivore’s Dilemma In the book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan challenges his readers to examine their food and question themselves about the things they consume. Have we ever considered where our food comes from or stopped to think about the process that goes into the food that we purchase to eat every day. Do we know whether our meat and vegetables picked out were raised in our local farms or transported from another country. Michael pollen addresses the reality of what really goes beyond the food we intake and how our lives are affected....   [tags: unhealthy eating habits, food processing]

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The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

- The killer angels is a world acclaimed novel that was written by an author known as Michael Shaara. In the year 1975, it was granted the Pulitzer Prize for creative writing. It gives us in details the occurrences of the four days in the Battle of Gettysburg. This was during the American Civil War that occurred in the year 1863. At this time, troops that comprised of both the Union and Confederacy were at war in town called Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. This is a piece of story that is driven by disposition and narrated from the point of view of various heroes (Hartwig, 1996)....   [tags: Novel Analysis, Summary]

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The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

- The killer angels is a world acclaimed novel that was written by an author known as Michael Shaara. In the year 1975, it was granted the Pulitzer Prize for creative writing. It gives us in details the occurrences of the four days in the Battle of Gettysburg. This was during the American Civil War that occurred in the year 1863. At this time, troops that comprised of both the Union and Confederacy were at war in town called Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. This is a piece of story that is driven by disposition and narrated from the point of view of various heroes (Hartwig, 1996)....   [tags: Summary, Plot, Analysis]

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Conditions of Trade by Michael Baxandall

- In the article “Conditions of Trade,” 1 Michael Baxandall explains that fifteenth-century Italian art is a “deposit” resulting from the commercial interaction between the artist and the purchaser, who he refers to as a client. These works, as such, are “fossils of economic life,” as money, he states, plays an important role in the history of art. In contrast to our current perceptions of the relationship between the artist and art, “in which painters paint what they think best, and then look around for a buyer” the author examines how the content and form of these paintings were, determined by the customers....   [tags: art, Italian painting, artist, paint]

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The Diamond Model by Michael Porter

- Michael Porter developed Porter’s Diamond, also known as The Diamond Model, in 1990 in his book ‘The Competitive Advantage of Nations’. The four determinants of Porter’s diamond must operate as a system rather than individually. It provides the answers to ‘Why does nation achieve international success in a particular industry?’ (Porter, 1998:71). Despite the universal application of Porter’s diamond framework, many critics argued that the model is flawed. This essay aims to discuss the different critiques drawn to the diamond network....   [tags: porter's diamond, competitive advantage]

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Michael Levin's The Case for Torture

- In “The Case for Torture,” Michael Levin presents logical fallacies that originate at the authors desire to relate the importance of his message. Though his specific argument is a very plausible solution to a taboo problem, the manner in which he presents it has some fallacies that cause it to be unsupported Levin argues that torture should be used on terrorist in order to save people from terrorism. He further implies that this is the morally correct thing to do, because it ensures the good of the people....   [tags: Torture, Terrorism, Analysis, Fallacies]

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The Soldier's Prayer by Michael Herr

- ... Philip Caputo wrote, “It was the dawn of creation in the Indochina bush, an ethical as well as a geographical wilderness,” and that sense of emptiness provided ample space for the rejection of traditional religion and the creation of new interpretations, rituals, and practices that center on meaninglessness, brutality, and profanity. Profanity, brutality, and nihilism allowed soldiers to consciously separate the realm of combat and war from "the world," and specifically the sense of propriety and decorum associated with it....   [tags: religion in combat]

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Michael Moore: An Influential Filmmaker

- Michael Moore, an Academy Award-winning filmmaker is known for his highly controversial documentaries. He appeals to the newer generation, trying to educate people along with addressing our unresolved social issues in the United States. He gives incite to corrupt things that our government is involved in that citizens do not know about if they do not read or watch the news. Michael Moore proved to be a big-time influence through his work in the movie industry. His main message is to get people to stop following their government blindly, but rather speak out, ask questions, get involved, and most of all shows peoples power to be able change what needs to be changed....   [tags: Cinema]

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The Films of Michael Moore

- Michael Moore, an Academy Award-winning filmmaker is known for his highly controversial documentaries. He appeals to the younger generation, trying to educate people along with addressing our unresolved social issues in the United States. He gives insight to corrupt things that our government is involved in that citizens do not know. Michael Moore continues to prove to be a monumental influence through his work in the movie industry. His main message is to get people to stop following their government blindly, but rather speak out, ask questions, get involved, and most of all shows people’s power to be able to change what needs to be changed....   [tags: Film Industry]

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