Clyde Edgerton Essays

  • Mirror for Man: Actions and Thoughts Follow Culture

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    helplessness, illness, old age, and death," it is incredible to think of the number of ways that peoples can go through these events in life. It is most common that their attitudes and responses are influenced by their environment and society. As Clyde Kluckhohn had explained in "Mirror for Man", the best explanation for any human action is the "concept of culture." One cannot clearly define this idea, but through the comparison of two different groups of people hopefully one can better understand

  • Revenge of the Killer Genre

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    traditional myth from the gangster genre, subverts it and subsequently installs a new, unorthodox myth in its place. The end result is a new type of film that reaches beyond the established confines of the gangster genre. As with Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde, the radical innovations included in Pulp Fiction make it hard to situate the film within mainstream cinema; it is, as John Cawelti would agree, "difficult to know what to call this type of film". While Penn's film and Tarantino's Pulp Fiction clearly

  • Eulogy for Mother

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    Louisville.  Her mother was an unmarried 17-year-old and Mom was put up for adoption.  That may be a surprise to you.  It was a surprise to me when I learned about it as an adult. As an infant Mom was adopted by Clyde and Maude Johnson, who named her Doris Eileen. When Mom was about ten Clyde abandoned his family, and she and her mother moved in with Maude's sister in the Port Fulton neighborhood of Jeffersonville.  My Unc and Aunt Smith became Mom's surrogate parents, and she lived with them until

  • Mirror for Man - Understanding the Definition of Culture

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    Mirror for Man:  Understanding the Definition of Culture In Clyde Kluckhohn's passage, adapted from his book, Mirror for Man, we are given an illumination of anthropology on the concept of culture. He explains that culture is not only derived by "the way we are brought up," but also personal past experiences and the biological properties of the people concerned. As humans we have learned to adapt to our own personal surroundings and have conditioned ourselves and our life styles to revolve around

  • Kanye West

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    like its going to be his last song and that makes every song better than the last. He’s not only a rap artist but also a producer. He has been responsible for being behind songs like Jay-Z’s Izzo, Girls, Girls, Girls, The Takeover, and 03 Bonnie and Clyde. “Through the Wire” was his first hit and it hit hard. With lyrics like: I must got a angel/ Cuz look like death missed his ass/ Unbreakable/ What you thought they call me Mr. Glass/ I look back on my life like the ghost of Christmas past/ Toys R Us

  • An American Tragedy

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    falls victim to it, through he does not realize it. Clyde and his acquaintances explore the possibilities of girls, and drinking alcohol. Eventually, these people steal a car, and Clyde runs away to keep himself from being apprehended by the police. His entire life has been changed because he has made a few bad decisions. Things turn worse and worse for Clyde as he progresses through the next few months, and he feels exactly the opposite. Clyde receives a job with his uncle's company, and he sees

  • What is Great Art?

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    What is Great Art? I wonder what Clyde Butcher would say to me if I were to ask him to explain to me exactly how he feels when he is experiencing the Everglades and taking the amazing photographs of this beautiful place. Would his words come anywhere close to expressing his passion for the Everglades and other natural areas as his photographs do? Would his words be an even better explanation and expression of his feelings towards the Everglades than his photographs? How about Marjory Stoneman

  • Far East

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    A Critique Abstract The Far East, written by Paul H. Clyde and Burton F. Beers is a book containing a collection of facts and is presented in chronological and topical order starting with history in general and this history in particular. The authors begin their book with “What is history?” The answer is “In its simplest form, history is the record of things thought, said, and done. Such a definition is a useful starting point but it leaves a host of questions unanswered”. (p.1) It is

  • Realization in Welty’s A Piece of News

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    Welty story. We first meet Ruby while she is coming in from a storm with a package of coffee wrapped in newspaper from a man from Tennessee. We find out later that she has a habit of hitchhiking and picking up men from Tennessee. Welty writes, “When Clyde would make her blue, she would go out onto the road, some car would slow down, and if it had a Tennessee license, the lucky kind, the chances were that she would spend the afternoon in the shed of the empty gin” (14). When Ruby comes in out of the

  • Pluto

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    In the outer limits of our solar system there is a planet unlike any other, Pluto. Pluto was discovered in February of 1930 by an American astronomer, Clyde Tombaugh. It is the only planet to have been discovered by an American. All though we have known of the existence of Pluto for over thirty years now, there are still many mysteries surrounding this celestial body. Being the farthest planet has made it difficult to study Pluto, Adding to the obscurity of this strange planet is that the capability

  • Twisted Root Burger Mission Statement

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    The Twisted Root Burger Co. began as a dream of two men. Jason and Quincy. These two men through hard work and determination fulfilled their vision of creating a restaurant that consistently delivers a quality burger with exceptional service and atmosphere. They have watched their vision grow from their flagship that took shape in late 2005 located in the neighborhood of Deep Ellum in Dallas, Tx. Following the success of the location which included being featured on the FOOD CHANNEL, they have gone

  • Bonnie And Clyde "Famous Cases"

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    Clyde Champion Barrow and his companion, Bonnie Parker, were shot to death by officers in an ambush near Sailes, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, on May 23, 1934, after one of the most colorful and spectacular manhunts the Nation had seen up to that time. Barrow was suspected of numerous killings and was wanted for murder, robbery, and state charges of kidnaping. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), then called the Bureau of Investigation, became interested in Barrow and his paramour late in

  • The Many Themes in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio

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    must be understood and examined to provide illumination upon why Anderson came to such beliefs about human life. Sherwood Anderson was born on September 13, 1876, in Camden, Ohio. In 1884, Anderson and his family moved to the small town of Clyde, Ohio. Clyde, Ohio, is the model for the town of Winesburg. Anderson hated his father because of the lack of love shown to his mother and resented his father because of the humiliation and poverty that his father caused. Two major events shaped the feelings

  • Bonnie And Clyde

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    and Clyde Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker burst upon the American Southwest in the Great Depression year of 1932. At the time of Clyde’s first involvement with a murder, people paid little attention to the event. He was just another violent hoodlum in a nation with a growing list of brutal criminals, which included Al Capone, John Dillenger, Pretty Boy Floyd, and the Barker Gang. Not until Bonnie and Clyde joined forces did the public become intrigued. The phrase “Bonnie and Clyde'; took

  • Organized Crime: Notoricus Bank Robbers

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    people. The civilians looked at the bank robbers as an act of revenge on the banks. The famous bank robbers of the 1930s were not from areas they were known to rob. For the most part, some of the bank robbers consisted of John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd, Machine Gun Kelly, and Baby Face Nelson. Many of these men and women had younger criminal activity. They came from all over the United States. John Dillinger came from Indianapolis Indiana. He was known to be one of, if not the most

  • Clyde Chestnut Barrow's Life

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    Clyde Chestnut Barrow, was born on March 24, 1909 in Ellis County, Texas better known just as Clyde from Bonnie and Clyde the infamous bank robbing murderous lovers from the 1930’s. However, before he was a famous thief and killer, he was a normal young man who grew up poor and he and his brother would walk to neighboring farms and steel livestock, but was still considered to be the most honest and good son by his mother. When he was older he got a job as a railroad worker. Before he became the famous

  • Two Great Rebellion Films

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    Rebellion is a common topic in movies because it draws in audiences with its bad boys and bad attitudes. Two of the greatest rebellion movies of all time are Rebel Without a Cause, starring James Dean, and Bonnie and Clyde, starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. The opening scene in Rebel Without a Cause shows a drunken teenage boy lying in the street, giggling, while he plays with a toy. The directors of these two films show rebellion using the same elements: themes, characters, and memorable

  • Bonnie And Gangster Film Genre

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    cautionary tale that is demonstrated by the main character who commits crimes (Barsam and Monahan, 2013.) Also, this genre is often blended with film noir, a distinct genre made discernible by its mood of pessimism, and fatalism. The film, Bonnie and Clyde directed by Arthur Penn in 1967, is an example of a genre-bending gangster film due to its distinct genre conventions of story formula, setting, and character types that step outside of the typical gangster film genre conventions. The story formula

  • Radio in the 1920's

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    Then things twisted for the worse, killing machines were made and all hope was lost. Who were these gang of people? The dynamic duo, the rough and wild, the all time famous: Bonnie and Clyde. These two people were very influential during the great depression, after the great depression, and in present times today. Clyde Barrow was a trouble maker from an early age. His life in the nineteen twenties consisted of cracking safes, robbing stores, and stealing cars. It was not long after that when he met

  • Life In The 1930's Bonnie And Clyde

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    The life of Bonnie and Clyde Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow had a gang called the “barrow” gang and they went across the country robbing and killing people during the Great Depression. Throughout the whole four years of the Barrow gang, they had committed 13 murders. Even when they had kidnapped people, they didn't always kill them. They usually would drive them to a different state and drop them off. Just so they can find their way back, and sometimes they would give the person money to get back