Deconstructing Essays

  • Deconstructing the clock

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    Summary Ever since the dawn of civilization we have observed time by its natural occurrence and we also relied on man made primitive tools to measure time. In the beginning, time has always been a natural event, for example, sunrise to sunset but men’s earlier primitive tools to measure time were inaccurate and were only an approximate indicator, hence often unreliable such as the hour glass. We became enslaved by the concept of time; our society is controlled by this mechanical device which dictates

  • Deconstructing Henry James' The Turn of the Screw

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    Deconstructing Henry James's The Turn of the Screw To those readers uninitiated to the infinite guises of critical literary theory, Henry James's The Turn of the Screw might be interpreted as a textbook case of an anxiety-ridden Governess fleeing an unpromising reality and running right into the vaporous arms of her imaginary ghosts. But to the seriously literate, the text is more than the story does or does not tell; it can be read in light of many - not just one - literary theories.

  • Inner Smile - Deconstructing the Heterosexual Matrix

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    Inner Smile - Deconstructing the Heterosexual Matrix An issue that is gaining in political and social importance is the issue of homosexuality. Reports of homosexuality and societal responses to homosexuality are brought up again and again in media coverage. These past few decades have seen a large increase in awareness of issues concerning homosexuality. Gender is intricately linked to homosexuality and numerous theorists have explored gender and sexuality under the umbrella term of Gay and Lesbian

  • Guilt, Duty, And Unrequited Love

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    Guilt, Duty, and Unrequited Love: Deconstructing the Love Triangles in James Joyce’s The Dead and Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure "It’s no problem of mine but it’s a problem I fight, living a life that I can’t leave behind. But there’s no sense in telling me, the wisdom of the cruel words that you speak. But that’s the way that it goes and nobody knows, while everyday my confusion grows." --New Order, Bizarre Love Triangle, from Substance, 1987 Most people who have watched a soap opera

  • Evolution Essays - Is Creation Science Really Science?

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    revelation," but utilize "only scientific data to support and expound the creation model." (1) Specifically, this model is the literal interpretation of Genesis as it happened 6,000 years ago. Discoveries in both geology and biology were already deconstructing this model by the mid-19th century, and by the turn of the 20th century most fundamentalists had simply conceded the scientific fight to evolutionists. In recent times, however, creationists have become determined to resurrect their scientific

  • Beth Blue Swadener's Article Children and Familes: At Promise

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    immediately think of all the negative characteristics of terminology: teen pregnancy, troubled teens, gang bangers, drop outs, substance abusers, and so on. I know I sure did. In reading Beth Blue Swadener’s article, “Children and Families “at Promise”: Deconstructing the Discourse of Risk”, I’ve learned that there are so much more to labeling at student ‘at risk’. There is actually a history behind the meaning and how ‘at risk’ became such a dangerous label. In rethinking the meaning of ‘at risk’ and changing

  • In Our Time and the Lost Generation

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    true representation of his "lost generation" for the simple reason that all generations are eventually lost as time goes by. Hemingway focuses on a generation he knows about, his own. It becomes apparent throughout the novel that Hemingway is deconstructing the world without overly using vast amounts of description. All of the “messages" bring the reader to an understanding of a generation, the "lost generation" that appears to result from Hemingway's novel. Ernest Hemingway uses intense short

  • Freud’s Perspective of an Advertisement for Clinique

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    Freud’s Perspective of an Advertisement for Clinique Although Freud's theories of psychoanalysis tended to deal exclusively with dreams, his understanding of the unconscious proves to be entirely useful in deconstructing popular culture. We can take, for example, the Clinique advertisement into consideration by viewing the image itself as a public (perhaps collective) and published dream. Freud may not have been particularly interested in the visual features or compostion of the image, yet

  • Planning a 12 week scheme of work

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    Introduction This assignment has been designed to plan and produce a twelve week scheme of work in association with Unit 1: BTEC ND e-Media Production course. The course is designed to develop learners’ skills and knowledge in reading, analysing and deconstructing of e-media. Reece and Walker (2000) discuss, there are several building blocks to be considered when planning for effective learning. I will discuss the sections of the planning process that need to be considered planning for a lesson. •     Lesson

  • Deconstructing Fences Literary Devices

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    reversal of fortune and/or when the protagonist has an epiphany. Both are extremely common plot elements used often if not always in the present day writings. August Wilson’s incorporates many of these terms and more in his 1985 play, Fences. Deconstructing Fences will give a better understand to how these ancient terms can still be applied to modern everyday theatre. There are seven characters in Fences, but from the first few pages of the script it is clear that Troy

  • Deconstructing the Idea of Beauty

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    In her controversial bestseller Beauty Myth, Naomi Wolf argues how culture’s images of beauty found on television, magazines, advertisements and pornography are detrimental to women. She exposes the unrealistic and impossible standards of female beauty that create insecurity and self hatred that can be easily exploited by glossy magazine pictures, fashion world, Hollywood, diets and plastic surgery industries. Wolf demonstrates that the concept of “beauty” is a created weapon that is used to make

  • Deconstructing the Dichotomy of Aboriginal Dreamings

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    Dreamings or Dream Time creates access to the ancestral world. Based on research, the Aboriginal lifestyle can be divided into the human or what I think of as the real world, from the sacred world and the physical world. The human world, in which I will just call their “reality,” is the world that consists of the people, their culture in the generic form, and basically their daily lives. The sacred world is where Dreamings take place. It is the ancestral world where the world was created, where ancestors

  • Deconstructing Gender Stereotypes in Workplaces

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    Gender Discrimination in the Workforce Although gender roles have changed over time, a certain label of behaviors and tasks which are designated for men and women specifically still exist today. Some of the labels of behavior that can be found today are the expectations that society has for both women and men. People still feel that women are the ones who should be taking care of everything at home, such as cooking, cleaning, and taking care of the kids, while the husband goes to work. Although

  • Comparing Gray's Anatomy And Deconstructing Harry

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    Authors depict their feelings through their writing. In both Gray’s Anatomy and Deconstructing Harry the two main characters are both authors experiencing a dilemma and they both try to avoid the most obvious course of action. Their past experiences influence their actions and are the cause of their current dilemmas. Past experiences affect our decisions in our future but these experiences do not necessarily cause us to make the right decisions. In Gray’s Anatomy by Spalding Gray, he himself plays

  • Deconstructing the Map: The JB Harley Theory

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    Harley’s “basic argument within this essay is that we should encourage an epistemological shift in the way we interpret the nature of cartography.” Therefore Harley’s aim within his essay on ‘Deconstructing the Map’ was to break down the assumed ideas of a map being a purely scientific creation. In ‘Deconstructing the Map’ Harley looks at the writings of two well-known philosophers’ Michael Foucault and Jacques Derrida, looking at their argument’s around maps. Foucault, a renounced philosopher in cultural

  • Deconstructing the 'Ban the Burqa' Debate

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    Analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the “Ban the Burqa” argument Premise one The principle behind the first premise is that wearing the Burqa represents the repression domination of women which is vastly contrasted to how Australians live. Within Australia’s values and culture, there is much reasoning to suggest that anything that compromises equality amongst gender and the damaging of Australian values shall be prevented. Despite all of this, the argument show fallacies of composition,

  • Deconstructing the American Dream in 'The Great Gatsby'

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    What is the American Dream? The American Dream is having the opportunity to be successful as well as being able to gain money and wealth. We all have different types of definitions of the American Dream some say it's money others say its health. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F.Scott FitzGerald the message about the American Dream is if you don’t cheat in life you won't be successful. Cheating your way up can cost you your own life. To FitzGerald the American Dream does not exist, he shows it

  • Deconstructing Asian Stereotypes in American Culture

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    Have you ever filled out a paper for voting, registering, or applying for a job? Etc..? Have you seen the boxes where they ask for your race/nationality? What have you observed? Three choices right? You are either white, black, or Asian. Asian;48 Asian Countries, billions and billions of people with different dreams, talents, personality, and struggles in life. Flabbergasted, aren’t you? 48 yet the American Society compressed them like sardines in a jar called Success; as if failure never occur once

  • Deconstructing Emotional Abuse: An In-depth Analysis

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    Emotional abuse is defined by its devastating effects on a person. It is seen in the forms of domestic abuse, bullying, and child abuse. Research shows how someone who has been emotionally abused develops personality disorders, has low self-esteem, and even has suicidal thoughts. Although there has been research that provides a general idea of emotional abuse and its effects, the research should take a deeper look at how the smallest details affect someone. My position differs from those who claim

  • Deconstructing Caitlyn Jenner's Public Femininity

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    “Look How Sexy She Is”: Deconstructing Caitlyn Jenner’s Femininity in Modern Day America In his 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer on April 24, 2015, Bruce Jenner came out as a transgender woman, making her interview television’s “highest-ever rated newsmagazine telecast among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.” Following her highly successful interview, Jenner’s emerging identity was revealed in a Vanity Fair cover interview by Buzz Bissinger. The magazine featured Jenner on its cover page, titled “Call