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    The Censorship Debate

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    their everyday vocabulary; to others, they are vulgar and unacceptable.  The issue of censorship is much more than just words.  There have been huge controversies over the negative ideas and graphic nature of literature, music, and television.  What is too violent, too negative, too obscene, or too graphic?  And who decides what these standards are?  These are questions that are still debated by many. Literature has the greatest history of censorship debates.  For years, there have been arguments

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    Violence in Video Games

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    With the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) on the market, the home video gaming industry surged and immediately became popular among children. Since then, not only have video games increased in popularity, but there have been vast improvements in graphics, game play, and forms of gaming. Today, video games have become the preferred choice of entertainment among children and teenagers. Research done in 1998 has shown that kids who own video games spend an average of 90 minutes a day playing them. Clearly

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    Palestine By Joe Sacco; A Book Review

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    Joe Sacco’s graphic novel, Palestine, deals with the repercussions of the first intifada in Israel/Palestine/the Holy Land. The story follows the author through the many refugee camps and towns around Palestine as he tries to gather information, stories, and pictures to construct his graphic novel. While the book is enjoyable at a face level, there are many underlying themes conveyed throughout its illustrated pages and written text. The most obvious of the themes is that of violence, brutality,

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    almost impossible because of the fact it is so widespread. It is everywhere. Not only is cruelty and violence seen in popular culture such as movies, music, and television but unexpectedly in biblical stories and fairy tales. Even nursery rhymes and lullabies contain images of cruelty and violence. Many believe that prolonged exposure to such harsh themes can cause not only desensitization to violence and cruelty but ultimately duplication. Biblical stories tell of Jesus being staked to a cross.

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    conscious of himself, and almost without effort, almost mechanically, brought the blunt side down on her head.” In this violent and graphic scene of murder, Raskolnikov commits murder upon Alyona Ivanova. The result from the blow of the axe was gruesomely detailed Dostoevsky described “The blood gushed as from an overturned glass, the body fell back.”(75) As these graphic violent scenes would contribute to the main theme of the story it also contributed to the theme of poverty. Raskolnikov is living

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    Horrifying Reality

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    Violence and death are all around us in our society today. Whether it is seen on the television in the news, in a film, or read about in the newspaper, the descriptiveness of these incidents is absolutely horrifying. The punishment of such crimes that we read about today are simply minute compared to the events that occurred during the fifteenth century. In the poem “La Ballade des pendus” written by François Villon, the gruesome description of the images are far from ordinary, but serves it’s purpose

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    Kite Runner

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    with all of the graphic details and what not. You know when your watching a movie and someone is getting tortured very badly and there is blood everywhere and it is a really graphic scene? But you still watch even though it's gross because you want to see what is going to happen to the person? That is how Kite Runner is for me. Even though the book is very disturbing in many parts I can't put it down because I want to keep reading to see what happens to the person after the graphic and disturbing

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    for evil to dominate their existence. One of the most important and most obvious symbols in Lord of the Flies is the object that gives the novel its name, the pig's head. Golding's description of the slaughtered animal's head on a spear is very graphic and even frightening. The pig's head is depicted as "dim-eyed, grinning faintly, blood blackening between the teeth," and the "obscene thing" is covered with a "black blob of flies" that "tickled under his nostrils" (William Golding, Lord of the Flies

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    Handwriting: More than Just Ink [Graphology]

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    readers. It became practiced from “castle to castle” by people trying to make money from handwriting interpretations (Roman, 1952, p.3). The surprising thing about graphology that is not all about handwriting analysis. “Graphology is the study of the graphic movement; it is not simply ‘handwriting analysis” (McNichol and Nelson, 1991, p. 23). This is why graphologists can also study doodles, drawings, sculptures, and paintings to infer a person’s character and the physical, mental, and emotional states

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    Psychological Effects of Violent Video Games

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    disturbed teenagers who kill their classmates. Repeatedly, when trying to understand why these children kill, graphic violence in video games emerges as one of the elements that shoulders the blame. It would be wonderful if merely eliminating graphic violence in video games would solve the problem, but doing so would not solve the problem. No study has ever established that graphic media violence causes teenagers to commit murder. Although, some studies have established a link between aggressive behavior

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