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You Are What You Eat An Analysis Of Irony In The Importance Of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde is best known for his wit, intellectual commentary and irony, whether overt or subtle. In the case of his satirical play, The Importance of Being Earnest (hereinafter Earnest), Wilde uses his gift for puns and irony to create a very blatant ironic comedy. Some of the puns and...

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The Signalman

“…but there is a fashion in ghosts as in other things…If you study the reports of societies that hunt the supernatural, you will find that the latest thing in ghosts in very quiet and common place. Rattling chains and blue lights, and even fancy dress, have quite gone out. And...

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Bebop

Bebop is a style of jazz created around the era of the 1940’s. It was based around smaller groups of musicians of about 4 to 6 musicians rather than around 10 or more which big bands usually consisted of. This allowed for more solo opportunities and improvisation. The music composed...

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Lord Of The Rings

Austin Mosier The Lord of the Rings, also known as LOTR, is a series of books written by J.R.R Tolkein written between the years of 1937 and 1949. About a young Hobbit by the name of Frodo that goes against the evil Lord of the Rings to destroy the one...

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CS Lewis

From 1917 to 1919 Lewis enrolled himself in the Somerset Light Infantry while attending Keble College. Lewis graduated from Oxford University in 1923. He tutored in English at Magdalen College for nearly thirty years. From 1954 to 1963 Lewis became a professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University....

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Shylock In The Merchant Of Venice

As one of the most complex characters in English literature, Shylock plays a central role in ‘The Merchant of Venice’ by William Shakespeare. He should not be thought of as simple and on dimensional, for it is Shylock’s virtues and flaws that highlight the thought-provoking elements of the play. The...

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“Perfect Match” by Jodi Picoult

The novel I chose to read was called “Perfect Match” by Jodi Picoult. This novel is briefly about a female character named Nina Frost who is found in a courtroom who unexplainably shoots the defendant four times as he approaches his defence attorney. Nina and the defendant being the priest...

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Gender Class and Race Stereotypes in American Television

Gender, Class, and Race Stereotypes in American Television A Content Analysis Gender, class, and race stereotypes abound in contemporary society, much like they have done throughout human history. With the advent of television, however, stereotypical assumptions have become so pervasive, and so diffused, that some call for a serious and...

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DEAD FAMOUS – BEN ELTON

One house. Ten contestants. Thirty cameras. Forty microphones. One survivor. One murder. Nine weeks, No excuses, no escape. The book is about the lives of 10 ‘ordinary’ people, living in the Peeping Tom House, the English counterpart of ‘Big Brother’. When a murder happens in front of million of viewers,...

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Winesburg Ohio

Logan Clemons Ms. Hutson Honors English 11 30 April 2008 Winesburg, Ohio Sixty years after its first publication, Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio continues to stand as a ‘classic’ of modernist American fiction. Anderson effectively paralleled his life with short stories describing members of his own hamlet of Clyde, Ohio. The...

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Music Percussion Music

Facet – Percussion music Percussion music is found in nearly every culture in the world and has existed since before 6000 B.C. In Australia, percussion music started with the aboriginals; from hand clapping and lap slapping to drums made from logs and reptile skins. Comparing it to the recent Australian...

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Dr Faustus Vs Hamlet

Good v.s. Evil or Medieval v.s. Renaissance These were the times of confusion and change for many. The plays and art were built around the shift of medieval to renaissance. Many were trying to absorb the differences and trying to find themselves in the times. The medieval era was focused...

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8th Impressionist Exhibition

Sarah Allen To examine whether or not the exhibition of 1886 was in fact an end to impressionism it is helpful first to note a distinction between impressionism as a style and impressionism as a movement. 1886 may indeed have been marked as an end to impressionism as a dominant...

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Federico Garcia Lorca

Jeffrey Gonzalez Ms. Bellino English Internationally known as Spain’s most well-known lyric poet and dramatist of the twentieth century Federico García Lorca. His poetry and plays have been translated into dozen of languages. Lorca’s been the object of study by critics all over the world. Lorca books continue to sell...

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Gattaca – sci-fi movie directed by Andrew Niccol

Gattaca is a sci-fi movie directed by Andrew Niccol. In the cast of this movie there are some important actors like Ethan Hawke (as Vincent), Uma Thurman (as Irene) and Jude Law (as Jerome). This film is the critical representation of an hypothetical future society driven by genes manipulation: the...

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Timeline Of Communication and Media Evolution

Communication in general terms can be defined as the sharing of symbols over distances in space and time. Communication can also be called a social institution Phoenician Script Initially, there was mainly non verbal communication, in which communication was based on signals and pictures. Non-verbal communication of the pre historic...

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The History Of Rock N Roll

From its roots and throughout history, Rock n’ Roll has infiltrated our society for better or for worse. It has grown to be one of the greatest advancements in music history. It has permeated the lives of all races, age groups, and religions. It has been associated with bringing the...

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Muckrakers Of The 20th Century

In 1906, an investigative reporter named David Graham Philips published a series of exposés that accused powerful and influential senators of drafting legislation that benefited corporations in which they had personal financial stake. President Theodore Roosevelt felt it necessary to undercut the efforts of journalists such as Philips, mainly because...

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Flapper Rebellion of the 1920s

Women of the 1920’s opened up a new and unpredictable path that no prior generation of females had yet experienced. Women were changing right before America’s eyes. From smoking to drinking to the dramatic shift in appearances, women’s morals were drastically evolving. Flappers, unconventional women of this decade, were the...

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Frankenstein

Frankenstein From Mary Shelly’s original book Adaptation by Margrete Lamond This book is an adaptation of the most famous horror story in the English language, FRANKENSTEINE. This book is based on the horrific journey of one man called Victor Frankenstein. He was a child of a very wealthy family in...

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Active Audience Severin and Tankard and by McQuail

With reference to the readings by Severin and Tankard and by McQuail, discuss some of the ways that audiences are active. Although Severin and Tankard agree that audiences are subject to the ‘gratification theory’ they further question the interaction and types of communication that the audiences have with one another...

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The Similarities Between Clasical Music And Ellingtons Jazz

One of the greatest tragedies in the 20th century can be seen in the debasing of the Jazz genre as a unworthy equal to it’s predecessor, European Classical music. This can be seen in various statements about Jazz, such as Boris Gibalin commit, “The “Jazz Mania” has taken on the...

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The Woods Robert Frost

Robert Frost takes our imagination to a journey through wintertime with his two poems “Desert Places” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Frost comes from a New England background and these two poems reflect the beautiful scenery that is present in our part of the country. Even though...

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Sylvia Plath As A Represntation Of The Post Modern Era

The Post-Modernist period, stretching from 1945 to present, was known for its opportunity and change. Poetry during the time period was influenced by the many events occurring in society. The Second World War had just ended and it was a prosperous time for most of the world. Sylvia Plath was...

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Silent Spring A Needless Havoc

Rachel Carson’s writing style in Silent Spring is seemingly redundant. However, it is the reason the book was able to reach so many people and have the success it did. It ultimately resulted in a call to action for readers to acknowledge the reckless destruction caused by chemical pesticides, and...

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