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  • Brandon Teena Brought His Fate Upon Himself in the Film, Boys Don't Cry

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    Brandon Teena is the main character in Boys Don’t Cry. He is a boy that, as he himself proclaimed “had a birth defect or something”, meaning that he was born a girl. Throughout the movie, he is searching for acceptance, for somewhere that the way he is doesn’t matter. This is first shown to the viewer when he moves out of Lincoln, Nebraska, to Falls City, Nebraska. At the end of the film, Brandon Teena is brutally raped and later murdered. Though Brandon’s fate was in no way his fault, nor does it

  • Brandon

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    Ah, what a beautiful day it is! The skies are painted a royal shade of blue, the suns warm, radiant rays showering down brilliantly on the ground below. Cotton-like streaks of white clouds drift across the sky at a slow, calm pace. Flocks of Staravia and Starly fly overhead, coos filling the air as they give their wings the occasional flap to stay airborne. The starling pokemon aren't the only things up in the air today, and that would soon be noticed. The sound of a powerful engine roaring could

  • Brandons paper

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    America is the Melting pot of the world where people of all races come to live in search for a better life. In the early 1900’s there was a great migration of people to the U.S for a number of reason from escaping political tyrannies to wanting to come to America to mine. Although when immigrants moved to America they weren’t greeted with the Roads paved in gold that they were told about, but rather prejudice and segregation. Immigrants came to the U.S to find a new life in many ways that were different

  • Patriot Act: Is it Necessary for our Safety?

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    Do you feel safe from terrorist attacks? Americans are constantly threatened by people inside and outside of our country. Either by terrorist groups or crazed individuals, the U.S has to have a way to protect itself from these threats. But how can we obtain information before an attack so that citizens are protected? On September 11, 2001 our security was compromised. “On that day, terrorists destroyed the twin towers of the World Trade Center and severely damaged the Pentagon building using hijacked

  • Research

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    On September 11, 2001, nineteen Iraqi hijackers forever altered the lives of millions of innocent Muslims across the world. These hijackers compromised a total of four planes and guided each to specific target. The world witnessed the World Trade Centers’ alarming collapse, and the side of the Pentagon turn to dust. An estimated 3,000 Americans died in the attacks, resulting in the most wide-spread witch-hunt in the history (Kean 17). Speaking on the night of the attack, President George W. Bush

  • Applying Author Intent and Influence to James O’Barr’s The Crow

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    Applying Author Intent and Influence to James O’Barr’s The Crow “Around, around the sun we go, The moon goes ‘round the earth . . . We do not die of death, We die of vertigo!” - from The Crow by James O’Barr The question of whether or not an author can claim that his or her work is original has been in debate for many years now. This, compounded with the question of whether or not an author can adequately understand or express his or her own work or if the interpretation and understanding

  • Gender Identity Disorder Essay

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    (Wikipedia, Boys Don't Cry,2014) "Boys Dont Cry" did receive great awards and nomination but also received extreme controversy. The family of Brandon Teena and those who were involved in the actual murder did not appreciate how the film portrayed their characters.(Wikipedia, Boys Don't Cry,2014) Lana Tisdel stated that she did not continue a relationship with Brandon after discovering he was a female. Brandon's mother claimed that Brandon's actions were a defense mechanism because she was sexually molested

  • Wealth and Beauty Equals Popularity in Beverly Hills 90210

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    Zuckerman, an intelligent, middle-class student who is more concerned about her grades than her appearance. And there are also the twins from Minnesota, Brenda and Brandon Walsh, who are not instantly popular; rather, they use their personalities (and their good looks), not their wealth, to fit in. On the outside Kelly, Steve, and even Brandon and Brenda seem to be happy because they are popular and because they lead fairly normal lives. But the well-seasoned viewer knows that these are just transparent

  • Teena's Masculinity In Society

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    The plight of LGBT+ Americans has come to a head in recent years as the gay rights movement has achieved its most notable goal: the legalization of same-sex marriage across the nation. After this was achieved, the focus of LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Americans has shifted towards the transgender section of the LGBT+ community. This is most notably presented in the bathroom debates, or a political question of should transgender people be allowed to use the bathroom that corresponds

  • Are They Listening To Us?

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    Recently, much information has come to fruition about the National Security Administration [NSA] spying on the citizens of the United States, without anyone’s knowledge. This outrage is due mostly to the USA PATRIOT Act, which is an acronym standing for United and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act, or more simply the Patriot Act. This Act has two powerful features, information sharing provisions and investigative tools. The provisions

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