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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

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    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

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    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

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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

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    Analysis of Buried Child by Sam Shepard

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    Analysis of Buried Child by Sam Shepard Sam Shepard has always written plays that have numerous illusions to frustrate the reader. Shepard has also been known for several twists in his plays, and also makes the reader believe in something that is not real. Born in 1943, Shepard always enjoyed Theatre and Playwriting. Now, nearly 60 years of age, Shepard is one of the most famous playwrights in America. In Shepard’s Buried Child, there are many twists and turns that have the reader wondering and

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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

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    Oedipus the King

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    his mother, and raise a family. Naturally his parents couldn't have this, so they rid themselves of Oedipus by apparently killing him. They gave him to a shepard and told him to take him away, and kill him. The shepard couldn?t go through with killing his, so instead he gave him to another shepard and told him to get rid of Oedipus. This shepard couldn?t kill the baby either so he heard of a king and queen in Corinth Polybos and Merope who were trying to have a son to inherit their throne. He gave

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    Racism In Huck Finn

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    use of the word “nigger”. It must be remebered that during this time period it was not considered much of an insullt. You can also notice in the book it was not meant offensively by Huck, or taken offensively by Jim. This is what Stephan Shepard had to say about the banning of the book and the use of the word “nigger”: In addition to removing Mark Twain's novel from the required reading list, the district decided to use a censored version of the novel on its optional list.

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    Rights

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    One would think that the story of Matthew Shepard would bring people together over a tragic event. On the contrary, Matthew Shepard’s death seemed to pull the nation apart, due to people’s conflicting points of view. Should Matthew’s heartbreaking death be seen as any other killing, or should everyone take it upon himself or herself to be responsible for what happened to Matthew? When reading the article “Blood on our Hands”, I believe that the writer had a strong position about his argument. Phil

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    great things even if you have been evil or immoral in your life. When Oedipus was born it was prophesied that he would kill his father and marry his mother.  His father naturally feared this and told a shepard to take the boy out and kill him when he was still a child.  The kind old shepard could not bring himself to kill a innocent little boy so he gave him to a passing messenger to take as his own.  When Oedipus was older he learned of this prophecy and left home because he loved his foster

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