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Pretty Woman Vs. Pillow Talk The marriage plot has been quite prominent in the film industry over the past few decades. The plot that is characterized by its lead woman �getting� the lead man and vice versa, has contributed to such movie blockbusters as Pretty Woman and the classic film, Pillow Talk. While both films can be classifies as containing marriage plots, the films share other similarities as well. However, in regards to the marriage plot, Pretty Woman follows the pattern much more
Sweeney Todd Sweeney Todd is by no means a conventional musical; it takes several forms of music and theater and artfully places them together. Sondheim very effectively transports the audience back to Victorian England for a mad waltz with murder, mayhem...and meat pies. He also utilizes his skill as a choral composer to write some truly fascinating ensemble pieces accompanied by a very intricate plot with many elements carefully layered. There are several important thematic elements in this ca
To Listen Or Not To Listen: A Pop-Music Question What would happen if you found out that a certain type of food was bad for you; would you stop eating it? Similarly, if you found out a certain type of music was bad for you; would you stop listening to it? Wouldn�t you need proof before you make a decision? John Hamerlinck, a freelance writer in St. Cloud, Minnesota uses this article, �Killing Women: A Pop-Music Tradition�, to make his major point of how popular music is the most common lin
Relationships Some felt they were a modern day Romeo and Juliet. The reality, however, is that they were a heartbreaking example of what can go wrong with adolescents. Christian Dalvia, 14 and Maryling Flores, 13 were sweethearts who were forbidden by Flores� mother to see each other. In early November, 1995, the young couple met one last time. Standing at the edge of a Florida canal, they joined hands and jumped 15 feet into the cold, murky water to their deaths. Their deaths may sound romant
Racism is a certain kind of prejudice, based on faulty reasoning and inflexible generalizations toward a specific group. The word prejudice comes from the Latin noun praejudicium, which means a judgment based on previous decisions formed before the facts were known. If a person allows their prejudiced beliefs to block the progress of another, it is discrimination. Those who exclude all members of a race from certain types of employment, housing, political rights, educational opportunities, or a
Slavery ************** We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness (Thomas Jefferson). Slavery *************** Slavery in America stems well back to when the new world was first discovered and was led by the country to start the African Slave Trade- Portugal. The African Slave Trade was first exploited for plantations in that is
A Study of a Dionysiac Sarcophagus In the Los Angeles County Art Museum A man dies. He winds his way down into the underworld to reach the banks of the river Acheron where he meets the ferryman Charon. He takes a coin from his mouth to pay the toll across. On the opposite bank he is greeted by a Maenad or perhaps Bacchus himself who offers him a kylix of wine. Drinking deep, the man is transformed and resurrected from death to a higher plane. Instead of living a miserable dream in the underworld
CURRENT EVENTS: 1945-1996 1945 On April 12 Harry S. Truman became President of the United States of America., In Washington, D.C. On August 6 at 9:15 a.m. US fighter planes dropped an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima Japan. In Berlin, Germany on April 30, Adolf Hitler was found dead, Hitler committed suicide. 1946 On October 16 in Nurenburg, 9 Nazi war criminals were hanged for the crimes during WW II. On April 25 Big Four Ministers met in Paris to finalize a treaty with Germany, to end WWII. In Austria
Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the human experience since the beginnings of time. Many scholars insist that the two institutions often serve jointly, with entertainers and entertainment serving as a main source of education. There is little argument, then, that in addition to generally appealing to the masses, entertainers have regularly fulfilled the role of a teacher to typically unsuspecting audiences. Entertainers have served as educators throughout history, fr
Audrey Flack Audrey Flack, born in 1931 in New York City, grew up knowing as a child she wanted to be an artist. Although Flack's family did not share her enthusiasm for her dream, she attended the High School of Music and Art in New York. Here her promising future as an artist was beginning to unfold, and she received the St. Gaudens medal. Upon graduating from Cooper Union as the top student, Josef Albers lobbied and persuaded her to attend Yale university's fine arts program. In 1952 from Yal
Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, at Shadwell in Albemarle County, Virginia. His dad was a plantation owner that grew tobacco, and his mom belonged to the Randolph family they were rich. From his dad and from his soroundings he had a big intrest in botany, geology, cartography, and North American exploreation, and he liked Greek and Latin. He was also a musition that liked music and liked to play music. Thomas Jefferson liked to play the violin. His religion was Unitarian. As a studen
Ethan Frome PROLOGUE One thing that sets Ethan Frome apart from other novels is the way the story is told. Edith Wharton doesn't just start at the beginning and tell you what happens. Rather, she uses a narrator who knows no more about Ethan Frome than you do. The narrator, who remains nameless, is a young engineer. He tells you how he uncovered Ethan's story bit by bit. He recounts what people said to him and what he observed during the months he spent in Ethan's hometown one winter long ago. T
Get Gonzo: Not Your Cuddly Blue Haired Journalism Gonzo Journalism finds its roots in New Journalism but takes it to the extreme. And no one else can do it like Hunter S. Thompson can do it (Hart 1). It is hard to deny this cult author the credit that is due him after a work of journalism/ literature/ fantasy like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the heart of the American Dream. It is a savage, twisted tale of two hard core drug abusers, one a journalist and the other, a la
The country of Chile is located in western South America. The conditions vary with the mountains, deserts, and beaches. Climate The climate is one condition that may vary within different regions. The country extends a long distance from north to south. There is a lack of rainfall to the north. there the air is able to hold much of the moisture. Middle Chile has hot, dry summers and cool, moist winters. The temperatures aren't often extreme. The warmest month, January, averages 63.7 degrees Fere
1950s Youth culture in the nineteen fifties was a time that opened up the world to be integrated for whites and blacks. In this paper the fifties are analyzed through the clothing, styles, cars, family life, and most importantly entertainment. Talking to various members of my family I asked them if they could remember the way that the youth dressed in the nineteen- fifties. The responses were all similar. The popular man role wore tight white T- shirts which were described to me (I hate this ex
Question to be Answered in Report: How has colonialism changed the roles of Europeans of the early 1900's or late 1800's? One of the most famous slogans of the age of global colonization was: The sun never sets on the British Empire. As recently as 1940, world maps showed large areas colored pink, representing regions dominated by the British. Much of Africa was pink, along with India, Malaya, Hong Kong, and other scattered territories in Asia and the Americas. The existence of an empire on wh
FREEDOM The definition of freedom is the power to act, speak, or think without externally imposed restraints. Living in the land of the free gives opportunity to the people to exercise free choice. In terms of education, it means allowing students to learn by intrinsic motivation. I believe that Herbert Kohl, the teacher in 36 Children, gave his students the opportunity to learn through this thing called freedom by allowing them to explore their curiosities, exploit their strengths and weakn
The conflict in the Balkans is interesting because for years, reporters and politicians have touted it as being the result of ancient ethnic hatred but that isnt the case. This class has taught me, if nothing else, that the people of this region lived together peacefully for centuries and any conflicts that have arose among people were based not on ethnic origin but other things like class, ruling party, and so on. In fact, any problems that have arose in the former Yugoslavia have more to do
Exxon Valdez It has been almost eight years since the Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound Alaska and there are still questions of whether a lesson was learnt. We hear story upon story about the mistakes of corporations and how the responsible parties avoid conflict and slander by the show a lot, give a little tactic. In this case we are faced with a situation were the upper management at Exxon had nothing to face but the music. I think that before we can criticize or
Through out history the world has seen some generations that have made an impact more than all of its predecessors. The decade from 1960 to 1970 was definitely one of those eras. The people didn't follow the teachings of its elders, but rejected them for an alternative culture which was their very own(Harris 14). Made up of the younger population of the time this new culture was such a radical society that they were given their own name which is still used today. They came to be called the Hippi
Kurt Cobain overcame many challenges in his youth before becoming a musical standout. These challenges ranged from being brought up in town that he did not fit into, to being rejected by his parents and as a result becoming homeless. All Kurt ever wanted to was to be like everyone else, but he wasn't like everyone else. He managed to over come these difficulties in life, as well as many others and went on to be the most influential figures in popular music during the early 90's. Life in Aberdee
Among the influential composers of classical music, there have been few who have contributed so much in both talent, creativity, and style as Joseph Haydn and Ludwig Van Beethoven. Both extremely talented in the art of classical composition, Haydn and Beethoven placed their heart, soul and ingenuity in their music as is clearly illustrated in Haydns The Creation and Beethovens The Creatures of Prometheus. Both composers display sheer genius in their very effective ways of displaying complex th
FLAMENCO BAILE: A LIVING HISTORY Flamenco is not merely a style of music, song or dance from Spain but rather a way of life that influences the daily activities of many individuals. The art of flamenco was intended to be an outward expression of an individuals most profound emotions and the flamenco way of life. It was never intended to be a technical art performed with stoic precision yet without duende (a passion/feeling for flamenco). The main components and styles of flamenco will be discuss
Among the influential composers of classical music, there have been few who have contributed so much in both talent, creativity, and style as Joseph Haydn and Ludwig Van Beethoven. Both extremely talented in the art of classical composition, Haydn and Beethoven placed their heart, soul and ingenuity in their music as is clearly illustrated in Haydns The Creation and Beethovens The Creatures of Prometheus. Both composers display sheer genius in their very effective ways of displaying complex th
Heavy Metals popularity is and has been on the rise due to its many bands and increased guitar technology. Since the mid 1960s, when heavy metal spread to the U.S. from England, it has grown in popularity. Many of the first bands that came from Europe came with two intentions; to spread heavy metal to other parts of the world, and to make it grow in popularity. (Ragland 1). Heavy metal is a form of rock n roll music played on electric guitars and amplified to unnatural volume levels. Such ef
Jimi Hendrix: Rock 'n' Roll Legend The extraordinary performances, recording, and lyrics of James Marshall Hendrix have made him impossible to forget. This American rock music guitarist made a legendary mark not only in the history of rock 'n' roll but also on the pop culture as a whole (Ross 32). With unique techniques never seen before and blatant sex-related performances on stage, he became one of the most influential music figures of the 60s (Kamin). Hendrix was not born into stardom nor was
As a technology, it is called multimedia. As a revolution, it is the sum of many revolutions wrapped into one: A revolution in communication that combines the audio visual power of television, the publishing power of the printing press, and the interactive power of the computer. Multimedia is the convergence of these different professions, once thought independent of one another, coming together to form a new technological approach to the way information and ideas are shared. What will society l
Barry Sanders My article that I choice was about one of the most interesting sports players of our time. Barry Sanders arguably the best back ever to play the game of football. Barry is not one of those players who is just out there to make money, no he loves the game and is always trying his hardest when he is out there. In my paper there is allot interest information about Barry that not every one knows about him. Barry Sanders was born July 16th, 1968 in Wichita, Kansas. He grew up in a fami
Summer Reading Title: One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest Author: Ken Kesey Date of publication:1962 Authors Nationality: American I. List and describe 4 main characters: 2-3 sentences per character. 1.Randall McMurphy: A red headed Irish man sent to the asylum because of his aggressive behavior. Mcmurphy sees the lack of living in the ward, so he decides that it is his duty to liven things up a bit. 2. Chief Bromden: Chief Bromden is the narrator of this story and the person that this story is mai
What do you think off when you hear the word Egypt? Dry desert? Well Egypt is a lot more than that, let me tell you about it. Egypt is located in the northeastern corner of Africa. It is surrounded by the Red Sea, Sudan, Jordan, and Libya. Egypts major river is the Nile. It runs 4,130 miles through Egypt. West of the Nile is the Western Desert. If you think Egypt is high you're wrong. It only gets 8,655 feet at Jebel Katherina. The Western Desert is one of the worlds driest areas. The Nile flood
Anna and Mikhail Grinkov were in the Russian police force, and were anxiously waiting the arrival of their new son. On February 4, 1967 in the highly populated capital of Moscow, Sergei Grinkov was born. Sergei received nothing but love and warmth from his loving parents and relatives. One day, Anna and Mikhail decided to bring their 5 year old son, Sergei to the Central Army skating rink for a trial lesson. Five year old Sergei instantly fell in love with figure skating, and every day he could
PART ONE CONTENTS --------------------3 SELFREALISATION AND DIRECTION FOR THE ADOLESCENT PART TWO CONTENTS ---------------------59 MANIFESTATIONS OF AWARENESS PART THREE CONTENTS -----------------104 PHILOSOPHICAL CONTENTS PART ONE. BOLD = MAIN TITLES. REGULAR = SUB TITLES. ----------------------------------------------------------------PAGE FORWARD -----------------------------------------------------4 INTELLECTUALITY -----------------------------------------8 DEDICATION ----------------------
Jim Morrison and Susan Sontag Jim Morrison is the lead singer of the classic rock and roll band The Doors. Jim Morrison not only was the lead vocalist in the famous sixties band, he was also the writer of most but not all of The Doors songs and the author of many poems. Susan Sontag is an accomplished author. Some of Susan Sontag's works include essays, reviews, editing, novels and short stories. Although at first Jim Morrison and Susan Sontag appear to have nothing or very little in common, b
For a very long time music was not written down. It was sung or played from memory. As it was passed on from person to person, many changes crept into the tunes. A way of writing music down was needed so that it would be sung or played exactly as it had been composed. The name for written music that man developed is notation. The system of musical notation generally used today is the result of centuries of development- from about the end of the ninth century to the early 1700s. This developmen
As a composer, Igor Stravinsky knew many conductors. Later, he wrote an essay about them. What could he write about them? What would your typical composer have to say about conductors? Surprisingly, when Stravinsky wrote about conductors he became very critical. Sarcasm and mockery permeate throughout the passage when he discusses them. Stravinsky uses a few schemes to convince his reader of the conductor's insignificance. First, the language Stravinsky uses in his passage is very caustic. In a
CONTENT ON THE INTERNET: FREE OR FETTERED? Focus: This paper examines the nature of the problem caused by potentially offensive material on the Internet and summarizes current efforts to regulate content, along with reactions to those efforts. 1. Introduction: what is the problem? Earlier last year, anyone could have been forgiven for believing that the world had just discovered the Internet, and that it had, in the process, concluded that the Internet was awash with pornographic images, drugs i
Compared to the technologically advanced theatres of today, the Globe theatre was extremely limited in its resources. Although lighting, scenery, curtains, and roofing is expected in the theatres of today, it wasn't even thought of during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, or the Elizabethan age. Even without all of these features, Shakespeare's writing style was great enough to make going to the theatre an experience one would never forget. Shakespeare had to show the time of day by using speech r
Poetry and Unity Carolyn Forche uses silence, speech and memory to show political and personal space exists in experience. Throughout The Country Between Us, Forche presents different stories of suffering, revealing the way politics intersects personal freedom, consciousness and behavior. As Forche reveals in her writing, people tend to forget that politics shades perceptions. In an interview by David Montenegro, Forche said: Sometimes, in the course of speaking about Central America, the subj
Trends in drug use among youth are indirectly attributable to trends in society. Although drugs have always been around in one form or another, their early influences on society trace back to just before the 1930s. Marijuana was a popular drug among Mexican laborers, jazz musicians, and so-called beatniks. Then after major social changes that took place in 1930, The government cracked down on marijuana use. In 1937, the Marijuana Tax Actmade the use and sale of marijuana without a tax stamp
Death and violence, are these two words synonymous with rap music? Rap has always been a center of controversy. This is because of the rivalry between the East and West Coast artists, and because of recent deaths. The death and rumors around Tupac Shakur is a recent event. Rap is also very often linked to inner city gangs, which help add to the violence issue. People have tried to ban rap since the beginning. Some say it depicts real life, others think it creates peoples attitudes. Gangsta rap
Did you ever wonder why you choose the products that you buy? I can almost guarantee that subliminal advertising had something to do with your decision making. Subliminal advertising is a form of advertising that persuades you into buying a product without you even realizing it (Packard 18). It is a very powerful, effective, and commonly used form of advertising. How do advertisers know what to use in order to trigger your subconscious? The techniques used for probing or triggering the subconsci
: The Tempest Magic, music, spirits and villains all exist in this romantic play by William Shakespeare. The Tempest was one of Shakespeares last works, portraying a kind of fairy tale complete with a good guy, a villain, and an uncomplicated love. Boyce refers to the play as a stunning theatrical entertainment that is also a moral allegory of great beauty and emotional power. (Shakespeare A to Z, pg. 632) This play was not only attractive to the senses with all the magic and mystery, but it
The American Heritage Dictionary defines nihilism as an extreme form of skepticism that denies all existence and that the world or one's mind, body, or self does not exist. Nihilism was a revolutionary movement of mid 19th- century Russia that scorned authority and tradition and believed in reason, materialism, and radical change in society and government. Ivan Turgenev writes Fathers and Sons which contains characters who are proclaimed nihilists who represent the new and young generation of Ru
1. The Greek God Dionysus was honored in fifth century Athens by drama festivals. Describe and name these festivals. Clearly demonstrate the differences between them. The main festivals were the Greater or city Dionysia and the Lesser or Rural Dionysia. There were other smaller festivals that where held in Athens at the time: the Oschophoria, the Anthesteria and the Leanaea. These festivals most likely originated from fertility rites. The festivals honored Dionysus Eleuthereus. All the festivals
ROAD RAGE: THE SCOURGE OF AMERICAS ROADWAYS Topic: Road Rage General Purpose: To convince Specific Purpose: To convince the audience to combat road rage by increasing driver awareness Thesis Statement: Road rage caused by aggressive driving tendencies is a growing epidemic affecting todays roadways, but there is a solution. Ethos: Include myself in my statements. Pathos: Audience should feel horrified at the consequences of road rage. Logos: Cite statistics and research resources. Introduc
This paper is written largely from personal experience. I had the aids of the few books, magazines and Internet articles on the subject of graffiti. Being a spraycan artist and a hip hop DJ I feel that I am an expert in the field and can competently speak about the general consensus and feelings of those in the hip hop community. I am an active part of the community and encounter the people involved on a daily basis. Art is one of few things in this world that is tangible yet intangible, it can
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked the United States Naval facility at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. 19 ships were sunk, 2,335 servicemen lost their lives, and, afterwards, the United States declared war on Japan, and her allies Germany and Italy. However, another great loss occurred on United States soil--the imprisonment of 120,000 people, 2/3 of whom were United States citizens. The Japanese Internment, the name of this mistake, was illegal, unconstitutional, and an act of nothing more tha
Massification as a Public Matter Sociological theorist C. Wright Mills addresses the notion that in the US political structure is run by elites who dominate society virtually unchallenged. He postulates that by controlling and manipulating the media of mass communications, the power elite have transformed the public into the masses. In this massification of society, Mills explains that nonelites do not and cannot challenge the holders of power. After examining the defining characteristics
PYTHAGORAS LIFE Most knowledge of Pythagoras and his work comes from his followers, the Pythagoreans. This is because none of his writings survived. Pythagoras was born in 580 BC on the island of Samos. Pythagoras spent his years traveling in search of wisdom and knowledge. He settled in Crotona, a Greek colony in southern Italy. Pythagoras was known as the father of math and music by his disciples, the Pythagoreans. They were inspired by his teachings, and they considered him a demigod. The P
Your brain has two sides. And each has a distinctly different way of looking at the world. Do you realize that in order for you to read this article, the two sides of your brain must do completely different things? The more we integrate those two sides, the more integrated we become as people. Integration not only increases our ability to solve problems more creatively, but to control physical maladies such as epilepsy and migranes, replace certain damaged brain functions and even learn to thin