Andrew Sullivan Essays

  • Romantic Love: An analysis of Andrew Sullivan?s Article

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    According to Andrew Sullivan in the Love Bloat: Why Obsess Over Romance?, there is not such thing called romantic love as we idealized, and his opinion about romantic love is right; there is not such thing called romantic love. In the Love Bloat: Why Obsess Over Romance?, Sullivan says that the concept of romantic love is crock by any serious person before the 19th century. And Sullivan applies Shakespeare’s idea of love—it comes; it goes. If taken too seriously, it kills. Sullivan also gives some

  • Andrew Sullivan Homosexual Summary

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    American’s way of life through media and everyday applications. A close examination of "What is a Homosexual” reveals that Andrew Sullivan’s appeal to ethos through exercising a cynical language in his personal anecdote that exposes the plight of homosexuals which reflects from institutionalized social ideology

  • Rights for Homosexuals

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    society. Andrew Sullivan and William Bennett offer opposing views in the June 3, 1996 edition of Newsweek. Sullivan's article, “Let Gays Marry,” offers several arguments supporting the issues of same sex marriage. Bennett counters in his article, “Leave Marriage Alone,” that same sex marriages would be damaging to the sanctity of marriage. Each author presents several reasons for the positions they defend and bring up valid points to defend their opinions. William Bennett and Andrew Sullivan share

  • Against Conformity

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    not what you want to be, it's not a safe bet. So people are willing to give in to the pressures of society in order to be "safe". People's willingness to give into conformity is shown in the literary pieces entitled "What is a homosexual?" by Andrew Sullivan and "Salvation" by Langston Hughes. Both show what great lengths people will go to in order to slide under the radar of public opinion and criticism. In "Salvation" Langston Hughes describes an event in his childhood when he pretended to be

  • Comparison And Contrast Essay-Shattered Glass

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    Shattered Glass Essay Compare and Contrast Real Story- In December 1996, the Center for Science in the Public Interest(CSPI) was the target of a hostile article by Glass called "Hazardous to Your Mental Health". CSPI wrote a letter to the editor and issued a press release pointing out numerous inaccuracies and distortions, and even hinted at possible plagiarism. The organization Drug Abuse Resistant Education(D.A.R.E.) accused Glass of falsehoods in his March 1997 article "Don't You D.A.R.E." In

  • Andrew Sullivan Society Is Dead Summary

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    Andrew Sullivan's article "Society Is Dead: We Have Retreated into the iworld", published on 20th of February 2005, is an intriguingly thought-provoking article that points out how severely society is absorbed in the technological world. The author discusses his opinion about the intense impact of technology on isolating people. In Andrew’s opinion, people have become so reliant on technology that they walk around in their own musical bubbles and shun out the real world around them. The idea of his

  • Andrew Sullivan Society Is Dead Analysis

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    Society is dead: We have retreated into the I World Andrew Sullivan’s article Society is dead, talks about how society as a whole is so wrapped up into electronics. Sullivan states in the article, “New York’s night life was pretty dead but, the day time was very insane because of the loud”, feeling like the usage of electronic is causing things to become dead to society. He says while walking around the busy city of New York where theres always commotion and loud chatter is not that same and all

  • Analysis Of Retreat Into The Iworld By Andrew Sullivan

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    In the article “Retreat Into The iWorld” by Andrew Sullivan, he explains and analyzes the impact of technology on society. According to Sullivan, technology is narrowing people’s minds. The author talks about “iPod people” and that relates to the narrowing of the mind because these people are all consumed by the music in their ears and not the people or things around them. The author also expresses how he himself is one of these “iPod people”. Sullivan used an example of when he went on a trip and

  • Film Techniques In Shattered Glass

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    “It's true, journalism is hard work. Everybody's under pressure. Everybody grinds to get the issue out. Nobody's getting any sleep, but you are allowed to smile every once in awhile” (Stephen Glass). Have you ever wondered what it would be like to lose your career? Shattered Glass, the movie, is a true story of a young journalist that lost his job at the New Republic, when it was found that he had fabricated over half of his articles. For journalists like Glass, lies can be described as barriers

  • Shattered Glass Summary

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    b. What could be done differently? Shattered Glass and the story of Stephen Glass, although fascinating and disturbing brings up a valid point. Stephen glass is violated the fundamental rules of journalism. Which is consist conflicts of interest, accuracy, objectivity, fairness and sensationalism. In Glass cases it is possible that conflict of interest and sensationalism is the main problem why he busted. Glass was so want to succeed and he tend to more relied on sensationalism to incorporate into

  • Analysis Of Buzz Bissinger's Shattered Glass

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    Stephen Glass, a writer at The New Republic, sparked widespread knowledge about dishonesty within the news, ultimately causing readers to investigate further about the topics that they came across. Prior to Glass’ insightfully imaginative publications, false stories were rarely challenged and almost never “debunked” (Bissinger). However, Glass masterfully exposed society to this new awareness: fabrications occur quite frequently throughout journalism. Building upon Stephen Glass’s fabricated stories

  • Shattered Quotes

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    In my fourth and final meeting for book club, my group and I have read the whole novel of Shattered. And when our roles were shared, I learned new things about the novel such as why the novel is called Shattered as well as a connection between the main character Ian to myself. To begin, I obtained knowledge of the reason to why the novel has the name Shattered. Evidence to support from the novel is when Jacques says “You see those shards of glass? He said, pointing to the jagged pieces of the bottle

  • Homosexual and Religion

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    The essay by Peter J. Gomes, entitled �Homophobic? Read Your Bible,� can be analyzed in many ways. The essay discusses the issue of homosexuality as it relates to religion. The Baptist minister provides an unexpected approach to the subject. Mr. Gomes�s thesis statement in this essay is, �The army of the discontented, eager for clear villains and simple solutions and ready for a crusade in which political self-interest and social anxiety can be cloaked in morality, has found hatred of homosexuality

  • Compare and Contrast Two Views of Gay Marriage

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    opinions on their opposite views on this issue. Sullivan (2002) supports same-sex marriages and believes marriage to be a universal right, not just restricted to heterosexuals. Contrary to Sullivan, Bennett (2002) believes that marriage is a sacred traditional family value that should be set aside for heterosexual couples. (2002)Throughout this essay, I will summarize both authors’ ideas and evaluate them through their evidence and styles. Andrew Sullivan’s, “Let Gays Marry” (2002) talks about

  • Homosexual Indifference

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    homosexual relationships for the better, but many laws as well as society still prohibit gay marriage and adoption. There are two sources which I will use to show different view points on gay marriage and adoption. The first is an article written by Andrew Sullivan, titled “Let Gays Marry.” This is written as an informal piece to argue that gay people should be allowed to marry one another. The next is also on gay marriage, but in this article, “Leave Marriage Alone,” author William Bennett writes that

  • Rhetorical Analysis

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    “Leave Marriage Alone,” which was published in Newsweek, June 3, 1996, is a response to an article written by Andrew Sullivan advocating same-sex marriage. Using rhetorical analysis I will determine whether or not this essay is effective and why. Bennett is a conservative republican who is a strong advocate for family values. The purpose of Bennett’s essay is to expose the downside of Andrew Sullivan’s argument in favor of same-sex marriage. He wants to persuade those who have read Sullivan’s essay

  • Sullivan vs. Bennett

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    Sullivan vs. Bennett The two texts examined within, present the opposing extremes of views regarding gay and lesbian marriage. The first text entitled Let Gays Marry by Andrew Sullivan examines the intricacies of same sex relationships and why homosexual couples should be allowed to publicly show affection for one another. The second text that will be examined is titled Leave Marriage Alone written by William Bennett. Bennett gives his views on why couples of same sex nature should not be allowed

  • Should Gays Marry?

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    Gays Marry? Andrew Sullivan, an editor of the New Republic, and William Bennett, editor of The Book of Virtues, have widely contrasting viewpoints about same-sex marriages in their articles Let Gays Marry and Leave Marriage Alone. Sullivan believes in “no special rights, but simple equality” (pg. 25) for the gay community. Bennett, on the other hand, believes that same-sex marriages “would shatter the conventional definition of marriage” (pg. 29). They do, however, share some common writing

  • Compare and Contrast Two Views of Gay Marriage

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    William Bennett, editor of The Book of Virtues and co-director of Empower America, responded to an article that Andrew Sullivan had written supporting gay marriage in America. Bennett started out by first issuing two key points as to what divides the proponents and opponents of same-sex marriages. The two articles are derived from Sibylle Gruber’s Constructing Others: Constructing Ourselves edition. Bennett notions that legalizing same-sex marriage would weaken the meaning of it and outlines what

  • The Pursuit of Happiness - Four Revolutionary Words, by Andrew Sullivan

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    fathom why it is that the United States still elicits such extreme hatred in some parts of the world, this phrase is as good a place to start as any." "What power four little words still have. And what carnage they must still endure to survive. " Andrew Sullivan's article, "The Pursuit of Happiness - Four Revolutionary Words", may have been the best or most intriguing story we have read thus far. But you didn't ask us to summarize it, besides how could we do that in only two pages. Instead you asked