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  • Sam Shepard

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    Sam Shepard Sam Shepard is a contemporary American playwright and actor whose plays deal with modern social concerns. He was influenced by Beat Generation writers such as Allen Ginsberg who rebelled against a society of economic affluence and social conformity following World War II. Insatiable consumerism became a central trait of postwar life, "driven by the mass media, advertising, and generous loan terms" ("Sam Shepard"). From this atmosphere the Beat Writers came forward to declare their

  • Sam Shepard Personality

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    World War II in Shepard’s early childhood years. Samuel Shepard Rogers III, born November 5th 1943 in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, is the oldest of three children. He was nicknamed Steve, since his name came down through seven generations of men. He then changed his name into Sam Shepard. (Sparr, 6) His play has been influenced by his personal life, especially by his father. In his play, the men are all alcoholics and bound to the darker side. Shepard lived in a family filled with aggression, where the men

  • Matthew Shepard Story Movie Analysis

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    Matthew Shepard Story Facilitator 's Guide The Matthew Shepard Story is a 2002 award-winning film based on the true story of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay man who was murdered in 1998. Rather than following Matthew 's story directly, the film follows Matthew’s parents after the conviction of the two men responsible for the murder of their son. The movie touches on themes like homophobia, assault, rape, coming out, love, friendship, and justice. Setting Up It is important to create the appropriate

  • Exploration Of The Matthew Shepard Event

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    Exploration Of The Matthew Shepard Event The human body is an object in which one lives and the medium through which one experiences oneself and the world. Claims on ideology and space are ultimately vested in the human body, and thus conflicts about belief systems and territory are often contested violently on physical bodies. Gay bodies become entangled in violence when they enter into arenas that combat certain ideas. Gay bashing illustrates incidences all in which bodies experience physical

  • Mathew Shepard Case Brief

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    Matthew Shepard Case Brief Facts: Twenty one year old, University of Wyoming college student, Matthew Shepard, died October 12, 1998 at 12:53 a.m. after spending five days in a comma due to massive injuries and head trauma in a robbery and hate crime assault (Matthew Shepard, 2000 [on-line]). Matthew Shepard met Aaron McKinney (22) and Russell Henderson (21) of Laramie in a local bar called Fireside Lounge. McKinney and Henderson had been drinking. The two led Shepard to believe they were gay and

  • mathew shepard

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    I think that Mathew Shepard was a good person. That stupid church guy that said gays are evil, Matt’s in hell, and stuff like that are the “evil people. It’s not evil to be gay. All that stuff religious people say about gays is nothing that really is true. The religious people take in everything that the bible says about everything so hard. The bible wasn’t even written by god. The people that beat Matthew up were just raised to hate gays. It’s not right to kill a gay person for hitting on you,

  • Shepard Lee Reflection

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    syllabus it would be the Shepard Lee Written by Himself. I believe that the Hammon piece could cover the most important parts of Shepard Lee, and I think that what is lost could be searched for in other literature that the class has read this semester. Due to its length, portrayal of African Americans, and its topics and themes that can be analyzed in other texts, Shepard Lee is the most appropriate text to remove from the syllabus. One of the parts that bothered me about Shepard Lee was the time that

  • The Laramie Project and Shakespeare

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    Laramie Project, developed by Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Company, consists of both a theatrical representation and an HBO film based on the actual 1998 murder of twenty-one year old University of Wyoming student, Matthew Shepard. On October 6th, 1998, Mr. Shepard was bound to a fence and severely beaten and left to die in the outskirts of the small town of Laramie, Wyoming. He passed away as a result of the injuries he sustained six days later. This was a hate crime, since Matthew was targeted

  • Hate Crimes: Society Reaction to Change

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    20:13 NIV. but it also states “There is only one lawgiver and judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you- who are you to judge your neighbor.” James 4:12 NIV. The stories of two different individuals, Edward “Gwen” Araujo and Matthew Shepard, will show you a better understanding of the reaction to society when change occurs. Edward “Gwen” Araujo Jr. was born on February 24, 1985. Edward “Gwen” had other siblings including an older sister name Pearl. Growing up Eddie would play with his

  • The Lying Game by Sara Shepard

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    sister? In this novel, The Lying Game by Sara Shepard, Emma is thrust into a world where she is not just a lonely orphan living in a foster home, but a twin to a girl she has never met before. Emma and Sutton live in a very different world from each other. Sara Shepard published The Lying Game in 2010, with the help of Alloy Entertainment. The Lying Game is a novel for young adults ages 14 and up with a sense of mystery, thrill, and drama. Sara Shepard has also written six other books in the series