Art And Entertainment Papers

  • The Differences Of Friendship

    1726 words, 7 pages

    English R1B All humans, no matter what race, gender, or color have basic desires in life. These desires include the desire to live, the desire to be healthy, and so on. Yet there is one universal desire that is developed and very dependent on other humans, and that is the desire for friendship. The desire for friendship seems essentially basic, yet it comes in so many different forms based on the individual, which is evident in the story Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Through the three protagonists, Walton, Victor, and the monster we see how each of the character’

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    Foreign Investments In Central Asia: Past, Present, And Future

    7354 words, 30 pages

    GEO55 Introduction Since their independence in 1991 Central Asian states have each struggled to keep up with the innovations and economies of the modern world. Much of the development in each country is contingent upon the ability for countries to gain foreign investment to build infrastructure and economies. In this paper I will analyze the state of Central Asian economies as they pertain to the natural resources, infrastructure, human resources, and government in each respective state. Each of these four categories helps define the current state and the future of foreign investment i

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    Neilsen And Uber

    1084 words, 5 pages

    UGBA161 1a. The Nielsen system at the time of the article had many apparent flaws. The first notable flaw was the fact that ratings may have been statistically wrong. The example that The Atlantic Monthly gives is the show Murphy Brown earning a rating of 15 with a standard error of sixth tenths of a ration point in either direction. The article goes on to state that these errors were merely “on paper” and that in the “real world” the degree of error may be even worse. The second big error was tracking actual viewers, especially with “button fatigue”. Many viewers would not click their but

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    How One Thing Could Lead To Another

    495 words, 2 pages

    Everybody in the world has the power to influence others, sometimes to the point of changing their behavior. Every one also can be influenced by others especially if they are naive. When people are influenced, that can alter the way they treat other people and the way that they get treated. In the story “Sucker” Pete is naïve and that alters how he treats his friend Sucker which causes some conflict. Once teenagers get a boyfriend or girlfriend, they feel great and just want to spread the joy with others. Here after Maybelle is nice to Pete, Pete feels fantastic and is nice to Sucker. Pete

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    The Unattainable Dream

    1339 words, 6 pages

    “Away! Away! For I will fly to thee, not charioted by Bacchus and his pards, but on the viewless wings of Poesy, though the dull brain perplexes and retards: Already with thee! Tender is the night, and haply the Queen-Moon is on her throne, cluster’d around by all her starry Fays; but there is no light, save what from heaven is with the breezes blown through verdurous glooms and winding mossy ways.” This is a poem by John Keats called “Ode to a Nightingale” that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald to come up with the title of this great novel; Tender Is the Night. Fitzgerald’s writing style impacted

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    Movie Analysis - The Conundrum With Cloning

    733 words, 3 pages

    Imagine if science discovered a way to extend the average life span of humans and to replace any broken organs and to have a pain free child birth. Such an extraordinary breakthrough must come at an extraordinary price that is much more than just money. It turns out that behind the scenes scientists are creating human clones that act, feel and live like normal human beings. The only way that this breakthrough is possible is to take whatever is needed from the clones and use it for the humans, but is this an ethical act? In the movie, The Island, a science fiction-action film directed by Michae

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    The Effects Of Emotionality

    671 words, 3 pages

    Every person in the world is their own original character and the thing that makes up this character is personality. Personality is the number one thing that puts together people’s characters. If they have a joyful personality, then they are uplifted people and likewise with sorrowful and furious by being crushed or hateful. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Juliet shows her emotional side many times throughout the play by being upset, devastated and even by killing herself in the end. All of which causes different problems in the play. Everybody feels depressed when they can no longer see

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    Samuel L. Jackson, The Outlier

    1055 words, 5 pages

    Samuel L. Jackson possesses a wide acting range. He can be daring like a desperate cop in The Negotiator trying to prove his innocence. He can be passionate like the father of a violated and murdered daughter in A Time to Kill. He can also be a contemplative Jedi Master in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones fighting for peace and justice. These key movie roles shed some insight into his personal life. His driven passion and intelligence helped him become the actor he is today. In Outliers: The Story of Success, author Malcolm Gladwell proposes that to be successful in life relies on m

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    The Motel Was Old

    309 words, 2 pages

    Upon entry of the motel, I instantly regretted my decision of trying to pay less. I flip the switch to light up the dark room, but I switched on this dim, rusty lamp that I could have sworn was from the seventies. I walk into the room to do an inspection, and boy were the comments on the motel’s website accurate. I instantly notice the cigarette-smelling, gray walls, and I was glad I didn’t take off my shoes as I walked in because under my brand new Nike shoes was a very sticky, muddy carpet that I feel was not cleaned in a decade. I turn on the fan because of heat-wave outside, but its fastes

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    Rap And Hip-hop As Autoethnographies

    1995 words, 8 pages

    Mary Louise Pratt’s essay titled Arts of the Contact Zone explains how she perceives pieces of texts as autoethnographies. She defines this as texts “in which people undertake to describe themselves in ways that engage with representations others have made of them” (319). Such texts exist in today’s world in the form of songs and raps. In these particular autoethnographic texts, the musical artists create “contact zones” (319). At these “zones,” the artists clash with images others have made of them. Oftentimes, the “other” refers to a person or community who deems themselves far more superior

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    American Identity In “Dear John Wayne” And “A Supermarket In California”

    1300 words, 6 pages

    Twentieth century authors such as Louise Erdrich and Allen Ginsberg use their skills in writing to challenge the dominant narrative of American-ness and American identity. Both authors point out the illusion that has been created of America and how this illusion was actually made from those who lead the culture. Those who fell within the margins of an ideal American constructed the dominant discourse of the country at this time. Erdrich and Ginsberg, however, discuss the issue of how America depicts itself – the “America” that exists for some does not exist for others – specifically those who

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    Students And Prewriting

    3378 words, 14 pages

    The writing process is composed of many interrelated and equally important steps – Prewriting, Drafting, Writing, and Revising. All of these stages build off one another and guide students towards a polished final product. However, studies show that students do not necessarily devote an equal amount of time and energy to all parts; in fact, most students will only focus on one or two of the four proposed steps. One step in particular that is heavily neglected is the prewriting step. There are a number of reasons why students often opt out of this particular step, but this research paper will e

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    Make Your Home Among Strangers Evaluation

    2157 words, 9 pages

    Common read books have been used for years to provide a community amongst students with one book that all students must read. By doing this, it makes stimulating conversations in class easier, and gives all students at least one thing in common they can talk about. It also encourages kids to read things other than textbooks, and provides books that are thought provoking on a more personal level. NIU’s common read book, Make Your Home Among Strangers, is a great common read book for it uses good organization, has full character development, establishes a take away value, and provides relatable

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    Tolerance

    1011 words, 5 pages

    Ice breakers almost always include the question of, “Where are you from?” and having grown up in Naperville, Illinois, whenever I bring that up to people, I often get the response, “Oh wow, wasn’t that named one of the country’s most mean towns to live in?”. That question is usually followed by the immediate judgement that I am a mean, rich, shallow person with little regard for other people. Now, having grown up in Naperville, I can personally attest that many of the people who live there are, well, mean. I don’t know their back stories so I try my hardest not to judge, but many are extremely

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    Brechtian Theatre - The Apology

    466 words, 2 pages

    Zeal Theatre’s The Apology is set in present day Brisbane. The key themes and ideas of this play are self control, determination, choices, conflicts and resilience. The play is done in an epic style that is known in Brechtian Theatre. This assignment will analyse the dramatic and theatrical ‘Brechtian’ techniques used to challenge the audience’s viewing experience. The human context of the drama is established when a year 9 excursion to Boggo Road Gaol occurs. The protagonist, Ray Bones, is taunted by who he considers his “friends”. The antagonist, Eneme, is in a way the ring leader and lea

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    Hollywood And The Hero Image

    825 words, 4 pages

    Hollywood and the Hero Image The influence of Hollywood and its continuous adjustment of the hero image, from the Humphrey Bogarts to the everyman G.I. Joe’s of World War II. The Hollywood studio system sensitive to public opinion, learned early in its development to supply their audiences with heroes that fit the prevailing social and political climate. America during the post-depression pre-war period, reviving from the hard life of poverty, despair, disillusioned with government, personal success, and lacking pride in their country were hungry for diversion. Hollywood supplied them with

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    The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

    584 words, 3 pages

    The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald illustrates static characters that are unable to learn from their pasts and their mistakes. A static character is one who throughout the duration of the novel does not change their morals, personality, or beliefs. While it is apparent that not all the characters undergo change, an argument could be made that throughout the novel some characters change their ways because of the situations they are put through. Gatsby, Tom, Daisy, and Nick are the characters who remain static. These characters do not change because they are unable to see past their

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    Edgar Allan Poe

    1487 words, 6 pages

    The Poe(t) Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 as Edgar Poe. He was the second son of David and Elizabeth Arnold Poe, both whom were actors. In 1810, shortly after Poe’s birth his father deserted the family. The subsequent death of his twenty-four year old mother on December 8, 1811 in Richmond, Virginia, left Poe an orphan at the young age of three. After his mother’s death, John, a strict unemotional tobacco merchant, and Frances Allan, a weak woman due to health problems, took in Poe; his paternal grandparents took in his brother William Henry; and foster parents cared for his sis

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    Leonardo Da Vinci

    1909 words, 8 pages

    Leonardo Da Vinci lived during the Renaissance in the 14th century. He was known as a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and scientist. His influences in the society and his inventions have become so significant that even in today’s world; we are still wondering about him and using the same technologies he had foreseen more than 500 years ago. A self-taught genius, who lived life through experiences, and experiences are the focal points of his entire life. With the help of two simple tools, a notebook and a pen, Leonardo was able to carry out the evolution of nature, art, technology, and

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    Beowulf

    316 words, 2 pages

    BEOWULF In reading the epic poem of Beowulf, he has the characteristics of an epic hero by showing skill and courage, enduring fame, and royal responsibility. 'Beowulf is considered an epic poem in that the main character is a historic hero who travels great distances to prove his strength at impossible odds against supernatural demons and beasts' (Wikipedia). He showed fairness to all he came across, including his enemies. He believed that everybody was equal and no one was greater or better than anybody else. While in battle, Beowulf showed great loyalty to his enemies by fighting one-on-

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    Views On Marijuana And Legalization

    1335 words, 6 pages

    When I looked up the topic of marijuana legalization on several indexes of editorials online, I found many interesting sources, including: “Arresting the Drug Laws”, by David Silverberg (2005, p.33), “Limited victory for medical cannabis”, by Andy Coghlan (2003, p.13), and “What Do Student Drug Use Surveys Really Mean?”, by Mike A. Males (2005, pp.31-33). In, “Arresting the Drug Laws”, David Silverberg (2005, p.33) talks about an organization called LEAP, or Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. He starts off by mentioning that the group was established three years ago by two ex-cops, and has

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    Women In Hip-hop Magazines

    3404 words, 14 pages

    Hip-hop began as a form of African-American street culture in New York City during the 1970s (Watkins, 2001), but the art has expanded to become a multi-billion dollar industry (Atkinson & Halliday, 2003), mostly due to the success of rap music, the most widely publicized and marketed aspect. Media such as television and magazines are responsible for hip-hop’s global recognition today, allowing everyone from the United States to Germany and Korea to embrace the culture (Bennett, 1999). Hip-hop culture has made an enormous transition from its beginning stages to its current state. Early hip-hop

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    The Life Of Emily Dickinson

    338 words, 2 pages

    Born in Amherst, Massachusetts to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. After being schooled at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before retiring to her family's house, the Homestead. Throughout her adult life she rarely traveled outside of Amherst or very far from home. Thought of as an eccentric by the locals, she became known for her penchant for white clothing and her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, even leave her room. Most of her friendships w

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    American Abstraction: Early 20th Century

    473 words, 2 pages

    Painters and sculptors do not always strive to depict persons and objects realistically. Rather than imitate their subject's natural appearance, some artists deliberately change it. They stretch or bend forms, break up shapes, and give objects unlikely textures or colors. Artists make these transformations in an effort to communicate something they cannot convey through realistic treatment. Works of art that reframe nature for expressive effect are called abstract. Art that derives from, but does not represent, a recognizable subject is called nonrepresentational or nonobjective abstraction.

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    Skrzynecki

    241 words, 1 page

    Everyday people undertake physical journeys. They can be as simple as walking down the street or as complex as moving to a whole new place. Some are big and some are small, but they all have a unique significance for the individual. Journeys can be meaningful or unimportant but they all come with their own obstacles that may or may not be overcome. Journeys provide opportunities such as challenges and obstacles to help us discover ourselves and the world around us. One’s perspective and opinion can be changed along the way of a journey in a good or even bad sense. Many composers of text use th

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    Hello? Or Hola? A Theoretical Look At Spanglish

    2628 words, 11 pages

    The theories learned from communications classes can be applied in everyday life. They can especially be applied to films. Films are the outlets of human communication –mimicking life. The film that we will be examining and applying theories to is Spanglish. The film was written and directed by James L. Brooks and was released in December, 2004. The tagline “a comedy with a language all its own,” (IMDb) truly describes the motion picture. Spanglish is about a mother (Flor Moreno) and her daughter (Cristina Moreno) who are forced to leave Mexico for Flor to find work in America. Flor

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    Mayor Of Casterbridge Book Report

    248 words, 1 page

    Book report topic generator Name: Enrique Ramírez Rodríguez Date: 29-2-2008 Book title: the mayor of casterbridge Author: Thomas hardy In two sentences, what is the book about: It is about the story of a men that sell his women to a sailor and then they return. What I liked more about the book: How the time made the family return. What I didn’t liked , and why: What I don’t like from the book was that at last the mayor die at last because he wa the principal character and the most important, also what I didn’t like is that then Elizabeth-Jane became the principal character. My favor

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    Speech On Conlict

    805 words, 4 pages

    Good morning/afternoon teachers and fellow students, I am here today to discuss my knowledge of conflict in the poem “weapons training” by bruce dawe and the movie “Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban”. The poem “weapons training” is about a group of Australian troops getting ready to go to war trying to stand at attention while their drill instructor is yelling and insulting them trying to earn their respect so that they will succeed in the war that is ahead. There are two types of conflict in the poem, conflict between the drill instructor and troops and conflict between the troops and

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    Vincent Van Gogh - Self Portrait With Bandaged Ear

    1148 words, 5 pages

    Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear by Vincent van Gogh 1889 Oil on Canvas a. Describe the subject matter of each of these two paintings [10] The subject matter of both paintings is self portrait, in which case would be Affandi and van Gogh respectively. In Affandi’s Self Portrait, the subject matter depicted is like the title aptly puts, himself, albeit in a more unconventional and abstracted manner. This is as opposed to the more realistic manner in which van Gogh has depicted himself in Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear. In Self Portrait, Affandi has characterised himself as a semi-abstracte

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    It Happened One Night

    436 words, 2 pages

    It Happened One Night was a “screwball” comedy directed by Frank Capra in 1934. Screwball comedy gets its humor from its characters and its improbable situations. The movie is about a spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews, played by Claudette Colbert. The heiress ran away from her family because of her father who didn’t like the man that she was with. Ellie was running away to New York City when she met Peter Warne, played by Clark Cable. Peter is a reporter who been looking for a story for his dying career when he met Ellie on the bus. He was very eager to find a story that when he found out that

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    Emotional Thinking Style Mgt/350

    462 words, 2 pages

    Emotional Thinking Style Emotional thinking will often involve very basic thought processes that are normally based on things that are already known, experiences, and events in life. How is critical thinking related to the emotional thinking style? Critical thinking enables each person to take active command of not only our thoughts, but our feelings, emotions, and desires. It is critical thinking which provides us with the mental tools needed to thoroughly understand how reasoning works, and how those tools can be used to take command of what we think, feel, desire, and do. Emoti

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