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    books of The Iliad. Creon initially exposes his rage and vengeance with the decree that Eteocles will be buried and Polynices will not. Creon says this of Polynices “No, he must be left unburied, his corpse/ carrion for birds and dogs to tear/ an obscenity for the citizens to behold!” (231). A similar rage can be found in Achilles treatment of the body of Hector. Not only did Achilles deny the body a proper burial, but he dragged the dead body around tied to his chariot (XXIV-18). Later examples of

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    George Carlin

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    comedy routine. Carlin’s scripted monologues began to represent his disillusioned attitude toward the world in which explored the highly sensitive issues of Vietnam and the right to free speech. In July of 1972, Carlin was arrested for violating obscenity laws after his infamous routine “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television.” As a self-professed atheist and avid cocaine user, his adversaries deemed him anti-religious and disrespectful of society. However, the comedian’s new material brought

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    Analogues of a Fabliau

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    the fabliau. A fabliau is a short story that is usually written in verse about low or middle class people. It is more obscene than other stories, primarily through sexual situations. It is presented to be comical against marriage. The sexual obscenity became more vulgar as it was written down, because only then was there more of a separation between courtly and vulgar actions. (Muscatine 568-570) Benson describes the fabliau as, “a brief comic tale in verse, usually scurrilous and often scatological

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    anger and sadness are unheard of. Huxley created a society where all of these are true, and still one questions whether or not it is truly a utopia. As people in our society look upon "brave new world" they see it as a place of immoral behavior and obscenity. Could this possibly be because they are conditioned themselves, and cannot realize it? They could just as easily be conditioned into thinking that only their thoughts are correct. Everyone's goal in every culture is to reach a state of ultimate

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    Censorship Is Wrong

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    Censorship: an official authorised to examine printed matter, films, news, etc., before public release, and to suppress any parts on the grounds of obscenity, a threat to security, etc. (Dictionary, MS Encarta) Censorship is the removal of material from public viewing or the ability to withhold any material from being released. Using this definition, this issue of pornography seems to be in the grey area of the censorship debate. On the one side there are the people who want to protect their children

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    Child Pornography Essay

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    makes it difficult to devise an exact explanation of child pornography because of the abilities to manipulate and create materials that may or may not actually depict a “real” child. Child pornography laws are a recent concept created out of the obscenity law of the 1970’s. However, these laws may need to be redefined in order to apply to our world today. Child pornography may be difficult to identify. In the 1960’s, Supreme Court Justice Stewart coined the phrase “I know it when I see it”, a legal

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    Censorship

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    Censorship My life has been nothing but censorship since the time I was born. When I was very young and lived in Chicago there were all sorts of interesting things around to play with. My parents physically censored me by putting me in "baby prison." They felt that certain things needed to be censored from me because of their potential danger. So I was kept out of harms way in the playpen or crib. As I grew older and was no longer watched by my parents 24 hours a day, I realized that I

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    George Carlin and Radio Censorship Americans hate the word censorship. It puts fire into the eyes of any self proclaimed, speaker of the people. but is censorship that bad, or that wrong? Censorship is an enormous part of the stability of society. One of the many types of censorship takes place on the airwaves. Comedians, George Carlin, Howard Stern, and Mncow Muller had an enormous effect on the ideals of censorship in this era, trying to prove that the FCC had no right to censor radio

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    Holiness and Obscenity can be subjective; what may be considered either of those in one place may not be considered those in a different place. What is “obscene” to somebody from San Francisco (considering the Folsom Street Fair is this weekend) may be completely different

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    ensure an individual's right to p... ... middle of paper ... ...yer and Scalia made statements that “The majority hadn't made a realistic assessment of the alternatives” and “Section 505 was constitutional because it regulates the business of obscenity.” In concurrence of Kennedy's opinion Justice Stevens outlined that Scalia's Criticisms of the majorities opinion, and his reasoning's for being in favor of section 505 was due to the fact he viewed the obscene as something more broadly then most

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    "You can no more leave your children to explore the internet than you can leave them alone in Times Square in New York," states Lee Munsil, the executive director of the National Family Legal Foundation ("Internet Regulation").  This analogy between the Internet and Times Square is indeed quite accurate.  The Internet has a plethora of information and resources, however for children especially it can be quite dangerous if not monitored properly.  Most parents would opt not to

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    Music Censorship

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    Music Censorship Today, in the 1990's, citizens in our society are being bombarded with obscene material from every direction. From the hate lyrics of Gun's 'N Roses to the satanic lyrics of Montley Crue and Marilyn Manson to the sexually explicit graphical content of today's movies, the issue is how much society is going to permit and where we, as a society, should we draw the line. The freedom of speech has always been considered a right, but that doesn't mean that you can shout, "Fire!" in

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    The First Amendment guarantees the Freedom of Speech, which means Americans have the right to say anything on their minds. A perfect example is Donald Trump exercises his rights by preaching that Arabs should be sent back to their “homes”. Even though, many people are against what Trump is preaching, one simply cannot tell him to “shut up,” and lock him away in prison because of disgust with his suggestions. Americans can, however, rally, protest, tweet, etcetera about disapproval. The first amendment

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    Marilyn Manson, The Beatles, NWA, Garth Brooks, and the king, Elvis, What do all these people have in common? Well, yes, they are all musical groups, but there is something more. Marilyn Manson is a heavy metal group who worships Satan, the Beatles were one of the greatest Rock N’ Roll bands of all time, and NWA was a hard-core rap group from the 80’s. Garth Brooks is a country singer and greatest selling performer of all time, and well, Elvis is the king of Rock N’ Roll. So what do they all have

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    Immorality In Television

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    Vulgarity in TelevisionIn the early years of television people where much more sensitive to what was said and took offense to any form of obscene language. Even in the movies it was unacceptable. However, for many the standard for the use of vulgar language has expanded. In many shows on television vulgar words are used way to often. In many cases unnecessarily. These words do not bother me in the least. However, there are many parents with young children who are offended by this. This would not

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    America Needs Music Censorship “Obscene: so excessive as to be offensive” (http://www.webster.com/cgi-bin/dictionary). This is the way the Webster dictionary defines obscene. How do you? Some say obscene is vulgar; others say the best way to describe obscene is through disgust. No matter how it is thought of, obscene material is everywhere in society. Television is becoming more liberal, magazines are less edited, and music is more abrasive. At some point, the public must put its foot down

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    Internet censorship is not just a one sided argument both sides have strong points to argue with. Those against censorship want others to believe that censoring the net is technically impossible. According to Hal Hodson, "in principle, it is impossible to monitor all material being transmitted on the Internet. Considering the difficulties with international boundaries, a licensing system faces many obvious practical hurdles" (Hodson). As described by Hodson, "Any good Computer Science graduate can

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    Censorship can be defined as information purposefully blurred from the public eye based on claims of ethical integrity. Censorship has been a constant push and pull factor since the beginning. Leaving the debate up for two sides: pro-censorship and anti-censorship. However, by adhering to such restrictive concepts it limits the amount of free speech and self expression needed for individuals to collectively experience the world for what it is. Pro-censorship is the idea that limitations should

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    Censorship Censorship, why does it happen, exactly. To censor images in a movie or in a book, usually means it is not kid friendly. There is censorship everywhere, in movies, books,posters,music anything that could be a threat to children and even some teenagers. Though many people find ways to get rid of censorship, it always comes back. In the end what people were trying to cover up turned out to be avoided. Many different countries around the world use censorship to a whole nother level. They

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    Dear _____, There has been concern lately over a topic, the topic being censorship. In particular, censorship of books. There are some who think that books with racist, sexist, etc. and profound language, sexual situations, etc. should be banned from schools and school libraries. Then there are others, like myself, who believe that books should not be censored, and that they should not be banned from schools and school libraries based on their contents. Banning books is illegal, and should not

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