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    Give a Boy a Gun by Todd Strasser Give a Boy a Gun by Todd Strasser describes school shootings by looking at one school, shooting that happened in Middletown, Colorado. This book is loosely based upon the real events at Columbine High School in Littleton. Two students were teased and harassed by their peers. Eventually, they take them hostage at a school dance. Gary and Brandon were very close friends and they both have something in common: they were both teased and harassed and teased and sometimes

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    Sweeney Todd

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    which go through substantial changes, typically due to a traumatic or powerful experience. In Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street, by Hugh Wheeler, the character known as Sweeney Todd is arguably a dynamic character; Due in part, heavily, to having his tendencies of being entirely self-motivated and caring nothing for anyone but himself ripped away as he discovers he murdered his wife. Sweeney Todd at the beginning of the play obviously seems to care nothing for anyone except revenge for the supposed

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    Mary Todd Lincoln

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    Mary Todd Lincoln Mary Ann Todd Lincoln, wife of the sixteenth President of the United States, was born December 13, 1818, in Lexington, Kentucky to Robert and Eliza Parker Todd. She was raised in a wealthy, yet dysfunctional family. She was well educated as a child, but needed more attention while growing up.Mary had a lot of problems as a Southern woman during the Civil War. Many people disliked her and people often criticized her actions while she was in the White House. Her problems began

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    The University of Georgia’s theatre adaptation of the penny dreadful story, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, was very similar, design wise, to Tim Burton’s 2007 film of the same name. While the two were very comparable, they did differ in many design elements which include, lighting, costumes, color, and key structural set-ups. The lighting played a major role in setting the tone for both the theatre performance and the movie. In both the film and play, the lighting was dimmed and

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    Mary Todd Lincoln: Wife of a President

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    big move to Springfield Illinois, Mary Todd Lincoln met the man of her dreams on top of the hilltop mansion. She went over to him, got to know him, and was soon happily engaged. Her family strongly disapproved, claiming that he was not bright enough for her and she needed better. The engagement was put down but these two lovebirds could not resist each other, thus they became happily married a year later, riding away from the life they once knew. Mary Todd Lincoln did not know it yet, but her life

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    The True Story of Sweeney Todd Sweeney Todd was born on October 16, 1756. (Knowledge of London. 2004) The where a bout’s of where he was originally born were somewhere in the fetid East End of London but some say at 85 Brick Lane in London’s East End. Todd was the son of Elizabeth and Samuel Todd. Elizabeth Todd’s mother was a silk winder and Todd’s father Samuel was a silk weaver. His parents were in a business together but came with very little compensation. When Todd was 12 years old both of

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    Mary Todd Lincoln: Insanity or Depression

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    Mary Todd Lincoln has been said as having a personality that ranged from aggressive and demanding to eccentric and overindulgent. Then there are accounts that she was a caring mother, devoted to her family. These personality traits are very contradictive to each other and this causes one to wonder about who Mary really was. Mary is commonly known to have been mentally insane; so much so that her son had her committed to a mental institution in her later years. Mary’s life, starting at a very young

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    Obsession in Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd

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    Tim Burton’s 2007 film Sweeney Todd is the story of a barber who is imprisoned unjustly and seeks vengeance by killing off his indicters with razors. Sweeney Todd (Johnny Depp) returns to his old barbershop in London after fifteen years of imprisonment, and with the help of his neighbor, a pie maker by the name of Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter), sets up his business again. However, Todd has another goal in mind for his razors: to lure in and kill Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman) and his secondary

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    Hugh Wheeler: The Genius Behind Sweeney Todd

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    He was innovative in his storytelling skills and could challenge the most prolific writer. In his life, he wrote numerous plays and over 30 mystery novels under three different pseudonyms. However, his award winning works included the play Sweeney Todd, Candide, and A Little Night Music. Take a look at Wheeler’s life and also, look at each of these works. See inside the man and the brilliant playwright. Hugh Wheeler was born on March 19, 1912 to parents, Harold, who was a civil servant in the

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    Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street, directed by Tim Burton, there are only a few characters who care for others. Out of all the main characters that are not so caring, unless for their own personal gain, there is a main one that could have cared more than the others. The character that isn’t very caring is the owner of the meat pies, Mrs. Lovett. Out of all the characters only one is really, truly caring and that is Tobias Ragg. Most of the characters in the movie Sweeney Todd, are vile

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