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    fiancé; Tom also decides to leave his family behind because he wants adventure, not a boring life. Tom, his family, and even the gentleman caller all have a hard time accepting reality because they are trying to comfort themselves within their own little worlds. Even though one would not expect the mother to have issues with reality, Amanda had those types of problems. She was always concerned with being liked and wanting Laura to be liked. She put on an act for the gentleman caller when he came over;

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    Virtual Reality is Reality In his essay, "A Rape in Cyberspace," Julian Dibbell wrote about a violent event that occurred in LambdaMOO, a virtual reality community. To some, Dibbell states, this event was nothing more than "spidery flitting of fingers across standard QWERTY keyboards" (450). On the other hand, to the victims it was much more. In his essay one of the victims was quoted as saying " ...[I] have thought about it for days. He hurt us both" (453). The effect that the virtual

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    Reality Vs. Fantasy

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    example stating “that I am here, clothed in my dressing gown, seated at the fireplace, when in fact I am lying undressed between he blankets!” (222). Descartes describes how a dream may feel so real, one might actually think their dream is in fact reality. He goes on further saying “plainly that there are no definite signs to distinguish being awake from being asleep that I am quite astonished, and this astonishment almost convinces me that I am sleeping” (222). This all lead to Descartes coming up

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    The Reality of Reality Television "The winner of the first Survivor competition is...Rich." It was the name heard 'round the country the night of August 23, 2000, as 51 million television viewers tuned in to the finale of Survivor. The questions, the predictions, the bets, and the reality rested on that one name. For three months, America watched and wondered. Who could it be? Who is the ultimate survivor? With the unveiling of that single, now infamous, name, you could almost feel the country

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    American Reality Television

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    Television does much more then entertains its viewers. Reality shows has given the American people a bad reputation. The reality shows that Americans watch every day are also shown all over the world. For example, shows like Jersey Shore, The Real House Wives, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Hunny Boo Boo, and Duck Dynasty is representing Americans. The rest of the world sees Americans as childish, aggressive, spoiled, rich, dumb, disgusting, or/and as red necks. First, is the show Jersey Shore

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    Nietzsche poignantly illustrate the notion that one’s reality is inevitably shaped by the influence of other’s around us. The set of values according to which one judges everyday events upon is the result of the reality formed based on other’s interpretations of the world. When one lacks the knowledge to develop a sound reality, one relies upon the reality of others to come to a sensible interpretation. However, though one may be adamant that the reality that one experiences is real, others’ continual

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    Are Reality Shows Even Real? Everyday, on most networks, a person can find some form of a reality show that fits their likings, from music, to dance, to just a bunch of strangers sharing a house. Ever wonder why a television show based on what is to be actual reality is so intriguing? The truth is reality shows are a false representation of true reality all together. Reality shows are a bias judgment of people and their real lives. Reality shows on television have a tendency to manufacture drama

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    Ancient Egypt, all without leaving the comfort of your home or place of work. All this and more is achievable by the developing field of virtual reality. While virtual reality is just beginning to scratch the surface of its potential as an entertainment and education tool, there are still an abundance of virtual reality programs already in use today. Virtual reality programs are presently used in video game consoles to enhance the gaming experience and it is also used as an educational tool. This innovation

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    illusion but happiness can come only of reality”. Although pleasure through illusion may be effective temporarily, a relationship will not flourish without the assistance of reality. Similarly, in the short stories “A Temporary Matter” and “Interpreter of Maladies” from the book Interpreter of Maladies there are constant battles to escape the effects of illusion. Characteristics of a careless or indifferent feeling will cause a couple to stray from reality and separate themselves from mere happiness

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    documentary and a 'reality tv' programme. Discuss with an example from each. The past years have seen a rapid rise of reality programmes, which has exposed audiences preferences of realism over fiction. Both documentary and reality television are based on real lives and events. However, it is important to acknowledge that reality shows are often subjected to criticism due to their apparent lack of factuality and instead being riddled with 'constructed reality'. The idea that reality television is built

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