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A Close Textual Analysis of Corporate Layoff Memos

- All employers occasionally must deliver bad news to their employees, but few bad news situations can compete with the delicate task of announcing layoffs. In an electronic age, when layoff notices delivered via email are quickly leaked to outsiders, CEOs must take into account not only the employees who will be affected by the layoffs, but also the reporters, bloggers, and stock analysts who will undoubtedly see the emails. In an attempt to please these multiple audiences, employers—like the three CEOs who wrote the memos that are the focus of this column—often downplay the negative news or sandwich it between hopeful predictions about the future....   [tags: Business Management]

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A Textual Analysis of the Opening Sequence of Gladiator

- A Textual Analysis of the Opening Sequence of Gladiator In this essay, I will explain the opening sequence of Gladiator in detail. I will describe the effects it has on the audience, and look at the way it makes them feel and the way in which events are portrayed. I will look at in depth: The themes and atmosphere, the camera techniques and how audience emotions are manipulated. At the end, I will include a conclusion giving my opinion of how the sequences used are effective for the audience....   [tags: Papers]

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Textual Analysis of Writing Guides

- Let me introduce you to the main characters in the story of composition. Our hero—the protagonist—is known as “the writer,” who is supported by both the writing instructor—our hero’s mentor traditionally—and the reference guide. And of course, as is necessary in all good stories, there is the antagonist—the evil force that our hero must contend with; in this tale the “writing” will be the daunting task that is loathed and dreaded by our hero. Where once the teaching of composition was left primarily to English teachers, there are now other sources—namely reference guides on writing—that claim to have the formula for success....   [tags: Teaching Writing 2014]

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Irving Textual Analysis of "The Legend Of Sllepy Hollow"

- Textual Analysis of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" 1.) Romantic Description: a. pg. 715 - "there is a little valley, or rather lap of land, among high hills, which is one of the quietest places in the whole world.  A small brook glides through it, with just a murmur enough to lull one to repose; and the occasional whistle of a quail, or tapping of a woodpecker, is almost the only sound that ever breaks in upon the uniform tranquility." Irving describes nature as an untouchable force.  He ignores the realism of nature and reveals only the beauty it holds.  It is the stereotypical description of Mother Nature.  Irving makes it sound so tranquil as if this place doesn’t e...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Textual Analysis

- Overview: The text, Writing on Demand: Best Practices and Strategies for Success is designed specifically for teachers by teachers. With a quote on the cover of the text that is highlighted by a bright orange background and explicitly states that this book is “Ideal for SAT, ACT, AP, and State Assessment Exams”, the text quickly announces that its core audience is going to be teachers within the middle school to high school range. Given the aim of this text, it proves to be a highly beneficial work for aiding teachers in understanding how to adequately prepare their students for the rigors of writing on demand, be it for regular classroom assignments or standardized tests....   [tags: Teaching Writing 2014]

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Textual Analysis of Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible

- A Textual Analysis of Genesis and the Epic of Gilgamesh The stories of the floods found in both Gilgamesh and Genesis contain many striking similarities that are inevitably beyond mere coincidence. One could surmise that both of these stories might have a basis in common historical occurrence. However, despite the fact that both of these works discuss a common topic, the portrayal of this event is quite different. Like identical twins raised in different cultures, the expressions of these works are products of their environment....   [tags: Epic of Gilgamesh Holy Bible]

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A Streetcar Named Desire - a Short Textual Analysis

- In "A Streetcar Named Desire", Tennessee Williams leaves a large amount of stage direction to the actor and the director. The choices in the performance made by the latter can neither be right nor wrong, as there are so many options open for artistic interpretation. The extract from Scene three is no exception and within the dialogue there are numerous suggestions for explanation of characters, music, setting and forewarning for the audience. "The game is still going on" (page 144). The opening quote of this extract is key in foreshadowing the events of the poker night scene....   [tags: American Literature]

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Close Textual Analysis of Volume II, Chapter II of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

- INTRODUCTION In the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley tells us a story about a man called Victor Frankenstein who creates a Creature which he later decides he does not like. The novel Frankenstein is written in an Epistolary form - a story which is written in a letter form - and the letters are written from an English explorer, Robert Walton, to his sister Margaret Saville. Robert is on an expedition to the North Pole, whilst on the expedition; Robert is completely surrounded by ice and finds a man who is in very poor shape and taken on board: Victor Frankenstein....   [tags: Classic Literature]

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Mischief, Mayhem, In Tyler We Trust: A Textual Analysis of Personality Disorders as Depicted in the Film Fight Club

- Psychological disorders are widely represented in films, as well as in other media texts such as novels, television shows, etc. One film that portrays more than one example of a psychological disorder is Fight Club, a Twentieth Century Fox movie released with an R rating in 1999. Directed by David Fincher; and produced by Art Linson, Cean Chaffin, and Ross Grayson Bell, the movie mainly introduces Dissociative Identity Disorders (also known as Multiple Personality Disorders), but also hints at insomnia and depression....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Textual Analysis of a Scene from Now Voyager and its Effects on Male and Female Spectators

- As Laura Mulvey states in her article "Visual Pleasure and the Narrative Cinema", the cinema operates as an "advanced representation system" that offers pleasure in the act of looking, what she classifies as scopophilia or voyeurism (Mulvey 484). Through the cinematic experience, one may sit in a dark theatre and derive pleasure from looking without being seen. As E. Ann Kaplan describes in the introduction to her book Women and Film, within this act of gazing there are three looks: "(i) within the film text itself, men gaze at women, who become objects of the gaze; (ii) the spectator, in turn is made to identify with this male gaze, and to objectify the women on screen; and (iii) the camer...   [tags: Movies Now Voyager Essays]

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To Kill A Mockingbird: Textual Controversy

- Racism and stereotypes are rampant throughout Harper Lee’s classic novel. For example, Mr. Gilmer, the prosecution, addresses Tom Robinson roughly and with contempt. He plays on the jury’s prejudice for black people in the community (Lee 198-201). This is just one of many examples of racism and stereotypes throughout the book. Although America has faced segregation and racism, some stereotypes remain in our country; even those that are not race or color oriented. In 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to allow public schools to avoid desegregation by creating new, mostly or all-white “splinter districts”....   [tags: Racism, Stereotypes, Harper Lee, Literary Analysis]

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Hinderances to the Automatization of Textual Data

- The generation and availability of large amount of textual data in almost all the aspects of our everyday lives demanded automatizing of processes like searching, extracting and maintaining information. One of the difficulties that prevent the complete automatization of such activities is the contents of textual data presented mainly in natural languages, where ambiguities are hard to be processed by machines (Zouaq, 2011). Therefore, no doubt that NLP technology tremendously contributes for analyzing textual resources and for developing intelligent applications....   [tags: natural language, semantics, ontology]

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IRP Notes Package: Allusion, Symbolism, and Motifs

- ... Thirdly, the change in Lurie’s perceptions about Teresa mirrors the change in Lurie’s sexual habits. Initially, Lurie plans to write a show about a “passionate young” (181) Teresa who falls in love with a “now less than passionate” (180) older Byron. In this scenario, Teresa symbolizes Melanie. However, later on in the novel Lurie changes the premise of his show, making it instead about a “Teresa in middle age” (181). The description of this older Teresa as a “dumpy” woman with a “heavy bust” and “stocky trunk” is quite similar to the first description we get of Bev Shaw as a “dumpy, bustling little woman with black freckles, close-cropped, wiry hair, and no neck.” (72)....   [tags: textual, information, myth, novel]

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Different Approaches for Modeling Textual Entailment

- Different approaches for modeling textual entailment have been suggested in the literature. These approaches ranging from shallow approaches like measuring lexical overlap to syntactic parsing and the WordNet relations’ utilization (Bar-Haim et al., 2006b). Most of these approaches apply lexical matching. Some of the approaches represent the text snippets (T and H) as dependency (or syntactic) tree before apply an actual task. Other systems, for solving the T-H entailment problems use the semantic relation such as logical inference....   [tags: Information Technology]

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Computer-Assisted Text Analysis

- Computational approaches are largely used in the variety of text applications such as feature selection and classification tasks because of their efficiency of dealing with huge amount of data. The discussion is concerned, however, with the applications of computational approaches to only literary texts in general and Hardy’s texts in particular. To my knowledge, there is no computer-aided thematic classification of the works of Thomas Hardy. The only study that approached Hardy’s works in terms of clustering techniques is Hoover’s (2002)....   [tags: Text Analysis]

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Gender Analysis and Foreign Relations, by Laura McEnaney

- Gender Analysis and Foreign Relations By: Laura McEnaney The article by Laura McEnaney titled Gender Analysis and Foreign Relations is an interesting article focused on a relatively new type of analysis that offers another angle in the world of policymaking. The diplomatic historians who use gender analysis use it in addition to the customary methodologies of the historian to enhance the historian’s studies. Gender analysis has inspired new investigations in the history of men and women and diplomacy, giving way to a new type of understanding of power in a historical context; however gender analysis “enters diplomatic history only through the aegis of culture.” This approach to the study...   [tags: Gender Metaphors, Analysis]

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Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA)

- 1. Introduction Critical discourse analysis (CDA) is primarily inspired by Halliday’s (1985) Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) which describes language as ‘social semiotic’. According to Fowler et al. (1979), “language is social act and it is ideologically driven”. van Dijk (1988) also views language as being not only based on linguistic structures but also on a set of ‘complex communicative events’ which are embedded in social context. He introduces the socio-cognitive model of CDA where social and personal cognition mediates between society and discourse....   [tags: linguistics, analysis of texts]

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“The Nun’s Priest’s Tale”: An Analysis

- The “General Prologue” provides us with no evidence as to the character of the Nun’s Priest. Only in the prologue to his tale do we finally get a glimpse of who he might be, albeit rather obtusely. As Harry Bailey rather disparagingly remarks: “Telle us swich thyng as may oure hertes glade./Be blithe, though thou ryde upon a jade” (p.235, ll2811-2812). I say this cautiously because much criticism has surrounded the supposed character of the Nun’s Priest, his role in the tale, and his relationship to the Canterbury Tales as a whole....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Analysis of Cultural Translation on Lao She's Teahouse

- ... Introduction Of The Source Text Knowledge starts with practice. Take the translation of Lao She’s Teahouse(老舍《茶馆》) as an example. Lao She(1899-1966) is one of the most renowned writers of modern China, whose works are famous for his humor and cynicism, and the skillful use of the Beijing dialect. “For his vivid portrayal of lower-class life, Lao She has been crowned the ‘People’s artist’. It is true that in his works the reader is given a vast array of Chinese culture, including Chinese customs, festivals, popular entertainment, opera, theatre house, teahouses, ethic characteristics, people’s manners and scruples, politics in officialdom, and Westerners in China.”(Kwok-kan tam:2...   [tags: intercultural communication, story analysis]

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Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Data

- This essay aims to examine the practice of secondary analysis on qualitative data in terms of barriers to overcome and advantages of its practice. Over the last decades, archives of qualitative data have become widely accessible to research-es and there has been a smaller revolution in the practice of secondary analysis on such data. (Seale, 2004) There are both practical and methodological ad-vantages for researchers to use data that has been collected by others in order to pursue new research....   [tags: reuse of qualitative data]

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Analysis of the Works of Thomas Hardy

- Hardy lived a great part of his life in the 19th century. That was an age where the development of Darwin's theory of species had shaken the faith and belief in God of many Christians. As a result, new materialistic and atheist ideas were developed supporting the ideas of Darwin in denying the role of God in the process of Creation. Indeed, the publication of Darwin’s Origin of Species swept over England as a flood that paved the way for many liberal thinkers who rejected traditional religion in favour of materialism....   [tags: Text Analysis]

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Character Analysis: Mary Maloney

- "All [women] had to do was devote their lives from earliest girlhood to finding a husband and bearing children," (Friedan 16). This philosophy may seem out dated today. With the great feminist movements from the women of the Victorian Era and the 1970's the idea that women can only be housewives is a thing of the past, but not of the distant past. In "Lamb to the Slaughter" the main character is the perfect housewife who faces the problem of losing her husband; a real tragedy for any woman at anytime, but even more so for the totally dependent, pregnant housewife. “Lamb to the Slaughter,” by Roald Dahl, is one of those stories that forces readers to question what is good and what is evil, wh...   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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The Effects of Games, A Very Brief Analysis

- This is an older book, published in 1971. It focuses on games and the effects it has on us as individuals and as a culture. One of the first things you realize in the book is that games were once studied academically to understand how they affect our development and it was taken seriously. This seems to have been forgotten overtime, and you get the idea that it had happened once before. This book is very complex and could be described as a multidisciplinary anthropological endeavor. It is also mostly a collection of articles that are not combined in any clear method....   [tags: technology, players, rhetorics]

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Web Page Analysis

- Web Page Analysis While browsing the enormous variety of sites and home pages on the World Wide Web, it is difficult to compare and contrast items that do not have anything in common. How can we say the "Wall Street Journal page" is better than "Joe's Page of Craziness?" Therefore the first step in critiquing web pages is by determining their purpose. The goal of a web page can vary from presenting factual information such as the "CIA Page," or displaying one's own computer generated art. Hence, the only way to judge a page is by examining what it tries to accomplish, and how it achieves its goal....   [tags: Web Design Analysis Essays Papers]

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An Analysis of President Obama’s 2008 Victory Speech

- The origin of my essay is the victory speech of Barack Obama in 2008. The essay is an attempt to illustrate the correlation between discourse and politics in varies of aspects and perspectives. I hope the reader can enhance the skills of persuasive power in discourse. Since in the political views, nothing is coincident. We can use the persuasive power to assure the thing is going to the right track of your plan. I found there are varies persuasive appeals in the victory’s speech. Language is powerful....   [tags: language, persuasive, power, skills]

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Textual Dynamics: What Context Enables the Audience to See

- “disconnection occurs, the voice loses its origin, and the author enters into his own death.” Textual dynamics employs the ideas of Roland Barthes to convey messages to the audience that the words are not able to. The audiences view of texts have not been moulded by what the author would like to be seen but rather what context enables them to see. These properties are observed in all texts but can be seen largely in Sally Potter’s 1992 film “Orlando” which is able to deconstruct reality and common perceptions....   [tags: Textual dynamics, audience,]

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Fairytale Analysis: "Aladdin's Lamp" and "Little Red Riding Hood"

- The manifestations of fairytales reflect significance beyond a simple one-dimensional context and as a natural departure from the source tale, their transcendent nature is evinced by their ability to shift, not replace, the tales values, archetypes and contextual paradigms beyond the intentional. This shifting nature predicates the textual integrity of the tale, allowing it a pertinent and germane makeup, built upon its didactic nature. This significance is especially apparent in the appropriations of ‘Aladdin’s Lamp’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Case Analysis of US v. Emerson

- Case Analysis of US v. Emerson This case deals with the Defendant's possession of a firearm while under a restraining order, and the charges incurred by the Defendant for such firearm possession. Under Texas law, the possession of a firearm by Mr. Emerson creates a perceivable threat to members of his family, thus creating a violation of the restraining order against him. Apparently common practice in Texas, the restraining order was filed by Mr. Emerson's wife in conjunction with the papers filed for divorce....   [tags: Law Court Essays]

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The Validity of a Scarlet Letter Analysis

- Numerous interpretations of Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter are published, displayed and debated since the original novel’s creation. However, the motif of “speech and silence” is explored by Harold Bloom in his book, Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations. Bloom claims that the characters in the novel view “speech as an act of potency” meaning that authority is established around conversation in the novel (1). In this extended critical writing, Bloom compares the different characters of the family to specifically explain their role in the novel’s dialogue by comparison-and-contrast....   [tags: Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations]

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Semiotic Analysis of a Advertising Image

- For my semiotic analysis I chose to talk about a commercial for ‘Be delicious’ from Donna Karan New York to demonstrate how advertising generates its meanings, construct the image and behaviors ideology in order to attract customers. ‘Semiology provides the analyst with a conceptual toolkit for approaching sign systems systematically in order to discover how they produce meaning’ (Bawer et. all, 2000: 227). Advertising is one of the typically elements used for a convincing presentation product or service to the buyer or user....   [tags: Marketing, Media, Informative]

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Comparative Analysis of Power: Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Fo, Dario,

- Write an essay on one of the following topics. Your essay should include both textual and comparative analysis of TWO of the following plays. Compare differing structures and conceptions of authority or power in the plays. In Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of Anarchist and John Hodge’s Collaborators, authority and its inherent power appear in similar structures, both formal and informal, such as the police force and collaborations between civilians and state authorities. These civilians and statesmen often act as authorities in another way by authoring versions of events and constructing conceptions of power through performance and written works....   [tags: stallin, sexuality, women]

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Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA)

- 1. Introduction Critical discourse analysis (CDA), according to Crystal (2008 p. 123) is “a perspective which studies the relationship between discourse events, and sociopolitical and cultural factors, especially the way discourse is ideologically influenced by and can itself influence power relations in society”. Thus, the primary aim of CDA seems to uncover hidden power relations and ideological processes at work in spoken or written texts. 2. What is CDA. Fairclough (1995, p. 132) has described CDA as aiming to “systematically explore often opaque relationships of causality and determination between (a) discursive practices, events, and texts, and (b) wider social and cultural structures,...   [tags: disorders of discourse]

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Analysis of Visual Text

- Advertising has become one of the most powerful and effective tools that business uses to launch and brand products. Advertising is a form of communication used to persuade an audience to take some action with respect to products, ideas, or services. Everyday we are surrounded by advertisements, influencing us to make different purchases without our mind even realizing how much they really affect us. Advertising is available in many different mediums and communicated across many different forums....   [tags: Advertising ]

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Critical Discourse Analysis

- Critical Discourse Analysis Jan blommaert and Chris Bulcaen makes a brief introduction to the study of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). CDA intends to use social-theoretical method in discourse analysis and is primarily linguistically based (Blommaet & Bulcaen, 2000, p.447). It intends to analyze the structural relationships of dominance, discrimination, power and control through a textual study (Blommaet & Bulcaen, 2000, p.448). Based on the assumption that social discourse is constructed and socially conditioned, CDA explores the power dynamics in this process....   [tags: Social Discourse]

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Non-Profit Charitable Organizations: The Oakville-Milton Humane Society

- The Oakville-Milton Humane Society is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing shelter for stray, abandon, and injured animals. Located in the region of Halton, the Oakville-Milton Humane Society has become the most recognized and affective humane society within the region. It was founded in 1936 and has since grown and developed a reliable relationship with members of the community. The shelter is funded through donations and sponsorships from members and corporations within the community....   [tags: organizational analysis]

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Analysis: Becoming School Literate Parents

- The two articles I have chosen to discuss in this assessment task are Chen,H. & Harris, P.(2009), Becoming school literate parents: An ESL perspective and Thurston, J. (2004) Teaching and learning the reading of homepages. Research shows that parents’ involvement into their children’s literacy learning has a significant impact on the children’s literacy development. The first article by Honglin Chen & Pauline Harris discusses the stages of development of an ESL parent into a school literate parent who understands the school’s expectations for English literacy; it analysis the process of identity formation of this ESL parent through the three powerful sources: access, negotiation and particip...   [tags: ESL, Education, Teaching ESL]

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The Representation of Time and Space on the Clear Presentation of a Cause and Effect Narrative Structure

- In this essay through textual analysis I will be describing how the representation of time and space can either facilitate or hinder the clear presentation of a cause and effect narrative structure. Firstly, I would like to discuss the representation of time and space in the Tony Scott’s film True Romance (USA, 1993) written by Quentin Tarantino. The story of the film has a linear narrative structure. The events are presented in temporal order which facilitate the clear presentation of the cause and effect of the narrative structure....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Techniques Used in Print Advertising

- There are a plethora of features and techniques used in print advertising which are often invisible to the naked eye, and primed at targeting the audience’s subconscious mind. Audiences consume advertising wherever they look or go, whether it be on a train, reading a newspaper, or even using the public bathrooms. Conventions are constructed, and past knowledge is exploited, by what can be acknowledged as a ‘language of advertising’. Print-based advertising is a genre that has been around for a significant amount of time now, and a form that continues to flourish and adapt itself despite the prominence of more contemporary methods, such as the internet, and more recently, the growth of tablet...   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Oates

- For centuries, society has placed a remarkably large emphasis on protecting the young from the many perceived errors of growing up. Effective sex education is resisted in many locations across the country in favor of somewhat comical biblical suggestions for abstinence until marriage even while the majority of those targeted teens are viewing the world as a more and more sexual place. So many views are weaving in and out of teenagers' newly formed adolescent minds that any effective argument for responsible attitudes or analysis of sexual behavior in teens should be expressed with a certain minimal degree of clarity....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Analysis of the Opening and Closing Scenes of Blade Runner the Director's Cut (1992)

- Analysis of the Opening and Closing Scenes of Blade Runner the Director's Cut (1992) Blade runner a box office flop in 1982 but a 1992 re release hit set Blade runner up to be one of the greatest films of all time. After Indiana Jones and the raiders of the lost ark there was a lot to live up to for Ridley Scott but he failed to deliver. The opening sequence begins with the producers of the film we have AOL time Warner and the 'WB' logo. Shortly after this the credits begin. ' a Michael Deely-Ridley Scott production'....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of The Cross and the Crescent

- Analysis of The Cross and the Crescent Richard Fletcher has written The Cross and the Crescent an entertaining book that illustrates the early relationship between the Christians and Muslims. It helped me to understand the historical differences between the religions and to understand the reason for continued conflict, misunderstanding, and general uneasiness between the two groups. I will highlight some key historical events presented in the book and draw conclusions to almost modern day relations between the two religions....   [tags: Christians Christianity Muslims Religion Essays]

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Analysis of Poem, The Garden of Love

- Analysis of Poem, The Garden of Love from William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience Blake’s poems are divided into two sections, Songs of Experience and Songs of Innocence. Under Songs of Innocence, Blake seems to present his readers with innocence as freedom from sin, moral wrong, and guilt. In Songs of Experience, Blake seems to present the faults and sufferings of mankind. Innocence and experience are contradictory viewpoints. When one is innocent, one is not aware, therefore one is lacking experience....   [tags: William Blake Songs of Innocence and Experience]

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An Analysis of Jean Toomer's Cane

- An Analysis of Jean Toomer's Cane       In the prose fiction Cane: Jean Toomer uses the background of the Black American in the South to assist in establishing the role of the modernist black writer.  While stylistic characteristics such as ambiguity of words and the irony of the contradictory sentences clearly mask this novel as a modernist work.   Toomer draws upon his experiences and his perspective of the life of Blacks in Georgia to create a setting capable of demonstrating the difficulties facing the twentieth-century Black author.  This presentation is both vivid and straightforward and while acknowledges the fall of slavery, it also examines the after-effects which remain...   [tags: Toomer Cane Essays]

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Shipper's The Taoist Body

- The old addage that a picture is worth a thousand words is often abused, but in certain disciplines it is an understatement. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, pictures serve an important role. Descriptions of abstract and physical ideas can be represented concisely and systematically in certain pictures. This is especially obvious in diagrams of the human body with the meridians or channels superimposed. The channels are an abstract concept that has no direct physiological analog, and the body is a physical object....   [tags: Analysis]

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Analysis of Marks Gospel

- This research assignment aims to analyse and interpret an influential part of the New Testament – Mark’s Gospel. An analysis of Mark and his community will be discussed as well as interpreting Jesus’ teachings and his significant theme of Discipleship as it was then and in present society. A Gospel in general, is a textual document written in narrative form of the good news and teachings proclaimed by Jesus to announce the power of God. Mark’s Gospel is one of four others (Matthew, Luke and John), where each Gospel has its differences in structure, language and theological slants....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Semiological Analysis

- In this essay I intend to look at two magazine covers aimed at the adult female market one magazine, Marie Claire, is aimed at heterosexual females the other, Diva, at lesbian females. Now in order to make that simplistic statement I have already used semiotic information, for Diva the sub title "For the lesbian in you" was enough to give me a pointer, sorry signifier, in the right direction. For Marie Claire I relied upon my wife. The semiotic analysis I shall offer, will not include certain items which I have predetermined to be conventional, unless they subvert that convention in order to make a point....   [tags: Visual Arts]

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Free Essay: Analysis of Sonnet 64

- Analysis of Sonnet 64 When I have seen by Time's fell hand defac'd The rich proud cost of outworn buried age; When sometime lofty towers I see down raz'd, And brass eternal slave to mortal rage; When I have seen the hungry ocean gain Advantage on the kingdom of the shore, And the firm soil win of the watery main, Increasing store with loss and loss with store: When I have seen such interchange of state, Or state itself confounded to decay, Ruin hath tought me thus to ruminate- That Time will come and take my love away....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Analysis of Jeepers Creepers Video Box Cover

- Analysis of Jeepers Creepers Video Box Cover I have chosen to analyse the front and back of the video box cover of 'Jeepers Creepers'. In my opinion, Jeepers Creepers is a horror and a teenage slasher movie as the paramount colours used are red and black which is symbolic for danger, blood and death. The images, which are used, are extreme close-ups of the two main characters. (which bits of them. What are they doing?) There is also a central image showing the two characters shining a torch down a tunnel, this could also be an enigmatic code as the audience asks what will they find down the tunnel....   [tags: Papers]

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Realisation of the Textual Metafunction of Language

- This essay will discuss a system which is the realisation of the textual metafunction of language, it is called theme system. This system is used to see the coherent and cohesion of a text. Under the theme system, there are five aspects will be explored in this essay. These are the definition of theme, the types theme, longer unit system, higher level theme and the theme progression. First it is about the definition of the theme. The theme is the element that serves as the point of departure of the message while the remainder of the clause, the part in which the theme is developed is called rheme (Halliday, 2014)....   [tags: theme system]

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Analysis of Triveni’s Sharapanjara

- The intention of this paper is to focus on the inevitability of change during adaptation, from fiction to film, which is essential and unavoidable, mandated both by the constraints of time and medium, with the example of Triveni’s Sharapanjara. Some film theorists have argued that a director should be nonchalant with the source, given that novel and film are entirely dissimilar entities, two singular art forms, and should be seen as such. Another line of argument is that though the director is invested with a certain freedom to change, ‘to adapt’, the original fiction; the film must be accurate / truthful to either the effect or the theme or the message of the novel....   [tags: Sharapanjara Essays]

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Health Education Leaflet Analysis

- Introduction Boosting good quality information for patients, their families and the public was a duty in the National Health Service(NHS) Plan (July 2000, chapter 10) and part of the proposals in the Kennedy Report into the Bristol Royal Infirmary (July 2001, section 2, chapter 23) all cited in Department of Health (DH) (2008). Producing quality information to patients and members of the public will not only allow them to interpret their health needs but also enable them to make right decision for themselves and their families (DH, 2006)....   [tags: Health Education ]

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Analysis of COVERGIRL™ Advertisement

- Introduction I have examined and analyzed the COVERGIRL™ NatureLuxe advertisement that uses common feminine stereotypes. In this advertisement, COVERGIRL™, which runs in Seventeen magazines, targets women through their choices of colors, fonts, and images used. Certain stereotypes are used; such as, those who are more feminine tend to prefer lighter, happier colors, such as pink. Also, the use of a celebrity, who many young women look to as an icon, assists in the advertisement of the COVERGIRL™ product....   [tags: Advertising, Blond]

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Overcoming Personal Challenges Analysis

- If we let our personal challenges destroy us, then we are nothing and have nothing to offer the world. It is important that we take control of our situation and use the personal hardship as an opportunity to better ourselves. It takes a keen eye and careful self-evaluation to remove any inclusions that will mar the beautiful diamond we possess in all of us. Each one of us is shaped into a distinctive cut of stone, giving way to different grades of clarity and color, making us rare, valuable, and uniquely our own....   [tags: frederick douglas, barbara ehrenreich, racism]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates: A Critical Analysis

- “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”: A Critical Analysis Of her hundreds of short stories, Joyce Carol Oates’s “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” continues to be widely discussed among literary critics. In his article “Oates’s Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, David Gratz claims that Oates’s story can be read as a parable for a young girl’s fear of adulthood. He agrees there is much textual evidence that Connie dreams of her disturbing experience with Arnold Friend and that he is a “psychological projection” (Gratz 55) of her subconscious fears....   [tags: fears, sex, physical metamorphosis]

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Leff’s “Burn Your Maps”: Dripping With Realistic Human Characteristics

- Literary theorist, Kenneth Burke, defined dramatistic explaination by the prescence of five key elements. This list of elements, now popularly known as Burke’s Pentad, can be used to asses human behavior as well as dicipher literary themes and motives. The five elements; agent, purpose, scene, act, and agency, have been found highly useful by performance study practitioners in translating texts into aesthetics. When systematically applying Burke’s Pentad to “Burn Your Maps,” a short story by Robyn Joy Leff published January 2002 of the Atlantic Monthly, the analyzer can realistically grasp the emotional and logical motivations and tones of the text....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Representation of Gender in Ladies in Spring by Eudora Welty

- Born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1909 Eudora Welty was clearly influenced both by her mother’s love of reading and her father’s interest in photography. By 1931, when her father died of leukaemia, she had obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin and then attended Columbia University Graduate School of Business where she focused on advertising. Returning to Jackson she worked for Jackson’s first radio station followed by the Works Progress Administration. On her web site Margret Bing outlines the key activities of the WPA in 1935 as a Federal initiative to provide work for both blue and white collar workers....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Literary Analysis

- The important texts in every different time period arose from different composer’s ways of thinking and pose a lasting significance on society. These themes arise uniquely in an array of texts including Shamus Heaney’s poems Digging, Punishment and Funeral Rites , Sofia Coppola’s film Lost in translation, Eat Pray love written by Elizabeth Gilbert and in the 2011 Television series Off The Map directed by Jenna Bans. The values explored in these texts are fundamentally linked to the religious, philosophical, scientific and cultural paradigms of the twenty and twenty first century and are a reflection of the society and literature in that time period....   [tags: Themes, Texts, Literature]

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The Dutch Flower Industry

- • Introduction The Netherlands plays an important role in the world cut flower trade. It is a home to some of the world's most efficient and most innovative producers and it gives them access to range of marketing channels and financial information, storage and logistics facilities, which makes cut- flower production and distribution one of the most successful sectors of the Dutch economy (Haak, 1992). The Netherlands is also the largest exporter and distributor of flowers in the world and has dominate the world export markets with 65% market share ( Haak, et al., 1992)....   [tags: Business Analysis]

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Overview and Moral of Into the Woods: Play Analysis

- In society there is a longing for a story to have a nice and neat happy ending. Broadway and the theater originally would give this to their audience, especially in America. Give the audience what the want. They want happy endings that mirror their own values and interpretations of how the world should be and at the end of it should be, “and they all lived happily ever after.” The fairy tale ending is something society hopes, dreams, and strives for since we could listen to our parents read us fairy tales with these sweet stories of finding true love and having to fight the odds to be the Prince or Princess you deserve to be....   [tags: Plot Summary, Human Nature]

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Analysis of Audible, Inc and its Growth

- Audible Inc is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon.com. It is the biggest producer and seller of digital audio books, periodicals and newspapers. It converts audiobooks and other audio programs into digital files which can be downloaded and played on computer, burn to CD or wireless mobile devices. The content is sold through subscription or individually on the Internet and automated downloads to mobile devices. In order to avoid the copyright complications it has licensed deals with content partners....   [tags: Audio Books, Internet, Marketing]

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Analysis of Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

- Shirley Jackson’s famous short story, “The Lottery,” was published in 1948 and remains to this day one of the most enduring and affecting American works in the literary canon. “The Lottery” tells the story of a farming community that holds a ritualistic lottery among its citizens each year. Although the text initially presents audiences with a close-knit community participating in a social event together on a special day, the shocking twist at the work’s end—with the death of the lottery’s “winner” by public stoning—has led to its widespread popularity, public outcry and discussion, and continued examination in modern times (Jackson)....   [tags: Shirley Jackson Lottery 2014]

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Overpopulation and Its Modes of Persuasion; a Rhetorical Analysis

- Famine, disease, social tension and poverty – progress, societal fortitude, prosperity and facility. All of these are consequences of one question deep at the heart of the quest for sustainable human existence; the question of the maximum capacity supportable by the planet Earth. As is true of a good deal of the puzzles plaguing our time, little consensus is to be found surrounding this topic. Fueled by images of societal collapse, hunger and a complete depletion of natural resources, organizations such as The Population Institute seek to control what they view to be out of control population growth....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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Super Size Me, by Morgan Spurlock

- Documentary Film Analysis Paper In a society that is facing numerous problems, such as economic devastation, one major problem is often disregarded, growing obesity. As the American society keeps growing, so does growth of the fast food industry and the epidemic of obesity. In order to further investigate the main cause of obesity, Morgan Spurlock, the film director and main character, decides to criticize the fast food industry for its connection with obesity in America. In his documentary Spurlock performs a radical experiment that drives him to eat only from McDonald's and order a super-sized meal whenever he is asked....   [tags: Documentary Film Analysis]

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Analysis of Thomas More's Utopia

- What is it about Thomas More's Utopia that makes it as accessible and relevant to a 21st century westernized Catholic teenage boy as it did to an 18th century middle aged Jewish women. Utopia, a text written 500 odd years ago in differing country and language, is still a valid link to a contemporary understanding of society, human nature and morals. Through More's Utopia, it becomes evident that the trans-historical and trans-cultural nature of the text emerges through More's conscious and subconscious inclusion of universal human truths, in particular those of happiness, money and values, which allows the reader a higher quality of textual engagement and insight....   [tags: European Literature]

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Analysis: Pagan Survivals by Tomás Ó Cathasaigh

- Tomás Ó Cathasaigh’s article, “Pagan survivals: the evidence of early Irish narrative,” is primarily concerned with elucidating the approaches used by scholars in the study of the literature. The article begins with a discussion concerning the relationship between pre-existing traditions and Christianity’s entrance into Ireland. Ó Cathasaigh questions W.G. Wood-Martin’s assessment that the influence each entity had on the other is easily disentangled. However, he remarks that Ireland has the benefit of a large body of literature from an early medieval time, a set of literature marked by an evident interest in pre-Christian mythology....   [tags: church, behavior]

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Discovering User Goals to Improving Search Engine Applicability

- The users are commonly using the internet for several information needs. Still, the abstruse word\topic submitted to search engine does not satisfy user information needs, because different users may have different information on dissimilar facets upon the submission of same query to search engine. So discovering different user search goals becomes complicated. The estimation and representation of user search goals can be very useful in improving search engine applicability and user knowledge. This paper proposes an approach for concluding user search goals by analyzing user query logs from several search engines....   [tags: feedback, clicked, analysis]

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Scene Analysis - The Awakening

- Edna had found her old bathing suit still hanging, faded, upon its accustomed peg. She put it on, leaving her clothing in the bath-house. But when she was there beside the sea, absolutely alone, she cast the unpleasant, pricking garments from her, and for the first time in her life she stood naked in the open air, at the mercy of the sun, the breeze that beat upon her, and the waves that invited her. How strange and awful it seemed to stand naked under the sky. how delicious. She felt like some new-born creature, opening its eyes in a familiar world that it had never known....   [tags: Kate Chopin]

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Ambiguities in the Textual Body of The Castle of Otranto

- Incongruous Corpus: Ambiguities in the Textual Body of The Castle of Otranto While the relationship of the Gothic to the Romantic is debatable, the persistent desire of some critics to see it as pre-Romantic should not disguise the possibility that the genre is “actually sending out very contradictory impulses about its own intentions, [and] adopting certain strategies that thwart the very perceptions it seems to be on the brink of achieving” (Napier, 4). This uncertainty in form and intent has produced imprecision and imbalances in Gothic novels that are partly the result of instability within the Gothic form....   [tags: Horace Walpole Gothic]

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Analysis Of 1 Samuel 1:28

- The passage I selected, 1 Samuel 1:28, tells the story of the birth of Samuel and begins with a story about Samuel’s mother, Hannah, who prays for a child during the family’s annual pilgrimage to worship at Shiloh. Eli, the priest at Shiloh, hears her prayer and tells Hannah that her prayer will be answered. Hannah promises the Lord that if she is granted a child, she will return him to the Lord and his life will be dedicated to the Lord’s work. The birth of Samuel was the first step in Gods plan to give Israel deliverance from their Philistine enemies....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Golden Apples

- In Eudora Welty’s novel, The Golden Apples, the author presents a combination of short stories to give the readers an insight into the intricacies of human relationships. In doing so, in “June Recital,” Welty utilizes the separation technique, once again, to give multiple perspectives depending on the different time periods and characters. Moreover, by implementing the textual structure and significance of the MacLain house from the “Shower of Gold,” the two stories, although separate, have a strong bond and share similar significance to one another....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Welty]

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Retellings and History in Paradise Lost and His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman

- While Phillip Pullman’s fantasy trilogy, His Dark Materials, does examine the “big ol’ metaphysical questions,” – the great Miltonic questions of free will, love and obedience among others – it is also about the act and art of reading. Or as Shelley King describes it, he focuses on the “process of textual interpretation and the role it plays in the framing of metaphysical questions within a culture” (106). The fantasy worlds of His Dark Materials are as shaped by the history and interpretations of texts as ours....   [tags: textual interpretation, trilogy, daemons]

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Corporate Analyisis Of Pentair

- Pentair, Inc. Headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota, Pentair owns and operates fifty facilities throughout eleven different countries. Pentair’s Technical Products Group is a leader in global enclosures, thermal management products, and custom enclosures that house and protect sensitive electrical components. The Water Group manufactures innovative products used in the movement, treatment, storage and enjoyment of water. Pentair’s local ties include two manufacturing facilities. The Sheboygan operation molds plastic and extruder block water filters, while the Brookfield location manufactures custom enclosures....   [tags: Corporate Analysis Company Profile Pentair]

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Witness for the Prosecution: A Character Analysis of Mr. Mayherne

- The categories associated with the means of means of characterization are considered to be explicit vs. implicit characterization, auto- vs. alterocharacterization and figural and narratorial as the foci of characterization. The use of certain means of characterization depends upon the preference of the author: his style, intentions and choice of focus. The characters are characterized by 1) what they say themselves, 2) what they do, 3) what the narrator says about them and 4) what other characters say about them....   [tags: European Literature]

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The Smithsonian 9/11 Website

- Medium of production, textual form, perspective and choice of language are all core factors in influencing the meaning of a text. Choice of language can play a pivotal role in providing an insight into the author of a texts' perspective, which is vital when determining the intended meaning of a text. Textual form and the medium of production of a text are also important, as these help to convey the author's perspective, and results in a better understanding of the meaning of the text. The impacts of these factors will be evaluated in the following examples, which illustrates how they can influence meaning in texts, in regards to the relationships between individual memory and documented...   [tags: Website Analysis]

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SWOT Analysis of Fox Car Rental, Inc.

- ... accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash deposits; this puts the organization at the forefront of its competitors since, most competitors do not accept cash or debit cards because of the monotonous task of verifying identity in case of vehicle theft, and safe guarding the vehicles security. However, Fox Car Rental advises customer to accept insurance packages in these cases. 2. Even more, because of its location away from the airport, the organization is able to price their rates lower than rental companies based at the airports because of airport taxes....   [tags: systematic analyses of the organization]

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Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre: A reconsideration

- Few have looked into the different shades of "visibility" and "invisibility" and the "power of the gaze" in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. A brief look at some of the critical literature on Jane Eyre shows that there has been more focus on the personal than on the textual aspect of the novel. Moreover, "visibility," and "invisibility" as well as "the power gaze" have rarely been the target of rigorous academic research. A number of earlier studies used "The Brontes" as a part of their titles.1 Others have busied themselves with matters of "plot," "too much melodrama" and "coarseness of language."2 In this study I propose to focus on some textual aspects that have been less at the center of...   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Literary Analtsis: Urban Leyends

- Literary Analysis “Did you hear about that one girl who died from spiders that made a nest of her hair?” “Yeah, who could be so stupid as to not wash their hair?” As casual as this conversation may seem, it shows the power of urban legends at work. Although “The Beehive Hairdo (the urban legend which our pair of friends here are discussing) is no longer prevalent in culture and society, it still demonstrates an urban legend’s ability to modify, if not create, social ideals. Urban legends can be viewed as a societal tool, filling society’s need to spread morals, social values, and common knowledge....   [tags: oral folklore, the hook]

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Searching for a Sugar Man Directed by Malik Bendjelloul

- Searching for Sugar Man, a 2012 documentary directed by Malik Bendjelloul, contains many documentary-type aesthetics. The film tells the tale of an American musician named Sixto Rodriguez whose music encouraged the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa. The characters within the film are all real people based off of a real-life situation. This particular film contains many on-camera interviews in order to get that documentary type feel. The film shows interviews from a construction worker, to all of Rodriquez’s daughters....   [tags: documentary analysis]

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Contradictions in "The Adventures of Arabella"

- The majority of Charlotte Lennox’s 1752 novel The Female Quixote, or The Adventures of Arabella focuses on outward actions and appearances, particularly those of its eccentric heroine, Arabella, who conducts herself according to conventions of the romances she spent her life reading. A genre dating back to Ancient Greece and Rome, romance generally deals with the loves and adventures of the nobility, and within the world of The Female Quixote, this definition narrows to refer predominately to English translations of seventeenth-century French narratives, usually set in an idealized vision of the Classical World....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Analysis of Aboriginal Self Government Through Constitutional Design by Christopher Alcantara and Greg Whitfield

- In “Aboriginal Self Government through Constitutional Design: A Survey of Fourteen Aboriginal Constitutions in Canada” Christopher Alcantara and Greg Whitfield explore the dynamics of modern Aboriginal constitutions, as they analyze 14 Aboriginal constitutions and their comparative design and political nature to that of non-Aboriginal ones. Longstanding Indigenous traditions, and the unique development of their beliefs and practices are often reflected in these constitutional texts, which aim to develop “contemporary laws based on the values that informed and shaped their traditional approaches to the governance of human relationships and dispute resolution[s]” (123)....   [tags: Culture, Society]

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