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English – Innocent Experience “The Age of Innocence” The film “The Age of Innocence” goes into great depth about the two contrasting issues, innocence and experience. The film takes place in New York City, 1870 where the wealthy and sophisticated live. It is where society seems to be almost utopian, but underneath it all there lies betrayal and deceit. The director Martin Scorsese has adapted Edith Wharton’s novel, and made into a cinematographic spectacular. It is with the presentation of the f
Analysis of What A Girl Wants The movie What A Girl Wants could be said to be a modern take on Pygmalion. It focuses mainly on the relationship of Daphne Reynolds and her parents. Because Daphne’s dad was not in their lives, Daphne and her mother’s relationship is very close. Although they are a single- parent family they could be classified as a traditional single- parent family, where once the male is gone that role is delegated to the mother. In some occasions the roles reverse and the child
Australian Identity Brotherhood was never like it; friendship is not the word; but deep in that body of marching men the soul of a nation stirred so wrote Banjo Paterson in his poem Australia Today 1916 . The word identity has a significant meaning in the contemporary world. It means more than being an independent nation or a geographical location. It is something deeper and more complex, which is concerned with the lifestyle, thoughts, faith, arts, sport, and how we respond cross-culturally to
Book Review (To Kill a Mocking Bird) Set in a small Alabaman town in the 1940s, the novel’s strength lies in demonstrating how bigotry works through stereotyping. Slap a label on that’s a general condemnation and then you needn’t look at the unique human being behind it. The title of the book pinpoints this theme: ‘to kill a mockingbird,’ says one of the characters, ‘is a sin (because mockingbirds) don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hea
Consider how Blake Edwards presents issues of identity and possession in ‘Breakfast with Tiffany’s’ In this essay I am going to analyse the different techniques Blake Edwards used to present issues of identity and possession in the film ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ . ‘Breakfast with Tiffany’s’ is a film that was produced by Blake Edwards in 1961. Colour films had just come out and hit Hollywood. Audrey Hepburn was chosen as the main actress for the film. Audrey was chosen as the main actress becaus
Censorship in Music Censorship in music is a topic that has brought much controversy in the past two decades. There have been many different arguments on the topic, however the question still remains as if music should be censored or not. I think that music should not be censored for one solid reason: artist must reveal and express their feeling however they see it fit, that’s why we call them artists. Before we can form an opinion on this much-debated topic, we must hear both sides of the argum
Clockwork Orange A Clockwork Orange is one of the most controversial movies ever made. The movie is based around a thug named Alex, a teenager, who finds happiness in about any perverse action. Alex, who seems to find glory in rape, lust, and murder, tells the story from his point of view. The movie examines the usual cliches of individual freedom . It seems as if Alex suffers from an attempt to exercise his own vitality within a social structure too severe to support it. The film is not only a
Who Says Talking About Sex is Taboo? English 150G Persuasive Paper Final Draft December 12th, 2003 Have you ever seen the 1999 movie American Pie? If so, you would remember the infamous talk between Jim Levinstein (Jason Biggs) and his father (Eugene Levy). Jim’s father stumbles and stutters his way through the “safe sex” talk and Jim tries his hardest to mentally shut out his father’s ramblings. Maybe some of us can relate to this sort of situation. I know I was attempting the defense mechanism
‘The Rose Room’ by Jordan McCracken I looked at my watch, it read 9:32. ‘Oh No’ I thought, I had set my alarm for 9am. I got butterflies in my stomach as I rushed round to the bathroom, got washed and grabbed my bag and packed lunch. I looked up at the clock in the living room, it was a quarter to ten and then I flew out the door. I made my way down to the local youth club, I saw a bus full of screaming kids, I thought to myself ‘here we go again’. Every six months we have a weekend trip to some
Tim Winton – Dirt Music Yr. 12 English Studies Individual Study Brief Overview of story “So what did you play?” ”Guitar.” ”I mean, what kind of music?” ”Oh, I dunno. All kinds, I spose. Anything you could play on a veranda. You know, without electricity. Dirt music.” Dirt Music is the story of three people – Georgie Jutland, a forty year old retired nurse who surfs the net and appreciates her vodka. Jim Buckridge, Georgie’s lover, who is a successful fisherman and the “uncrowned prince” of White
FINAL ESSAY: DRAMA Morningstar My job as a peer tutor is to help evaluate and grade students' class work, performances, projects, assignments, and papers. I am asked to prepare and deliver two of my own drama lessons to grade eleven students on topics such as acting techniques, props, stage makeup, and art history. I chose to make puppets and explain the history of puppets. I am to help the students who seem to need it the most, and guide the students through the activities and classroom discuss
Emma and Clueless In comparing the two texts you have become aware of how the contexts of the texts have chaped their form and meaning, OR, more interestingly, is a comparison of the values associated with each text. To what extent has this point of view been your experience? The process of transformation re-expresses a story told for one audience's time and context, using methods appropriate to another time and context. Thus in the transformation of Jane Austen's classic novel of manners Emma,
Cruel Intentions ENG 100 A Drama Review Essay 4/14/04 Director Roger Kumble puts a modern day twist on Choderlos de Laclos’ French novel, “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” (1782), in the teenage-drama “Cruel Intentions” (1999), which can also be compared to 1988’s hit movie, “Dangerous Liaisons”. In Manhattan’s Upper East Side, seduction, revenge, and conquest rule’s the lives of four, wealthy, prep-school teenagers. Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Philipee) is the school’s most notorious sexual terror. He pri
Human Nature Eng. 101 Human nature is one of the most looked upon concepts in the world today. Everyone is trying to figure out what they believe, what others should believe, and what they can do to make others believe in the same ideas as them. Many philosophers have different points of view about the topic. Steven Pinker is one of these philosophers. He states his view point in many of his writings. These writings include The Blank Slate and How the Mind Works. Many people raise the question a
Tennessee Williams I. Teaching/Learning Objectives for College-Level Students In this first section, I will list some teaching/learning objectives for college-level students studying Tennessee Williams. They are: v To read and comprehend the plays written by Williams. v To be able to explain quotes and/or passages from the plays. v To be able to tell about the life of Tennessee Williams. v To have an understanding of the 20th century culture (ex. - language, family life, etc.). v To be able to r
English Media Coursework The 11th November, known as Armistice Day, is the anniversary of the signing of the peace treaty ending the First World War. Every year on the Sunday of the week of Armistice Day, Remembrance Sunday, there is a march by all the ex-servicemen and armed forces past the cenotaph to show their respect for the dead. They carry poppies because after the First World War all that was left over in the battlefield was Flanders poppies. Many people are unable to attend the service
Education I am supposed to find out the purpose of my education if there is one at all, I really am not sure if my education so far has had a purpose maybe by the end the purpose will come out. So I will tell everything I remember about the schools I went to I hope if finding out the purpose. I went to four different elementary schools: Normandy Elementary, some genius school that I only went to for six months and I can’t remember the name of it, Harrison Elementary, and Prather Elementary. I we
Dealing with alienation and loneliness. Most everyone experiences feeling lonely at some point in their life. Moving to a new city or country and leaving friends or family behind can lead us to lonely feelings. There are times in our lives when relationships may have to end. Maybe you have ended a dating or marital Some people it is better at simplification of their loneliness than other people, at their concealment monadic than existence than others. For them, loneliness - fleeting feeling whic
Fairies A fairy is a tiny being with wings (such as butterfly’s, dragonfly’s wings) that looks exactly like a persons. Fairies are everlasting and can be either male or female. They live in everyday surroundings; mostly in forested areas, underwater, or in the “Other World”, where they frequently wage wars with other creatures. Fairies are said to have magical powers, such as the ability to change the weather, seasons, and to change night into day. Fairies are tricky creatures that can appear an
GCSE Shakespeare English Task Explore the significance of Act 1 Scene 5 Act 1 scene 5 is on of the most important scenes in the play as it links with action that has happened before the scene and with the ending of the play. The action links with earlier scenes because Romeo went to the party to try to meet Rosaline. Juliet was at the party because she was supposed to meet Paris and get top like him. All the characters from the earlier scenes meet at the party. The action links with the ending o
Isolation 1 English 2, Pre-IB 16 March 2004 In Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis”, the main character Gregor Samsa wakes up to find himself transformed into an enormous bug. This sudden change, however, is not the beginning of his isolation from his family. The book starts out in a setting most would consider the starting point of seclusion, yet they will find later on that is not so. There are many events leading up to his physical change, but in reality the way he is emotionally treated changes in no
Harlem Renaissance 17-04-04 “A heightened concern with artistic form and a concern for representing the social world are not at odds with one another. Indeed, new social forms require new forms of representation.” Poets and writers associated with the Harlem Renaissance manage to both represent and contradict this statement, depending on the point at which we analyze them As a relatively new social caste they saw opportunities in modern forms of artistic expression like jazz or the blues, but th
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories In Wild Swans a girl on a train, fondled by a minister, feels disgusted but also hugely curious. Munro describes — as I've never seen anyone else do — how people put erotic memories, not always pleasant ones, to use over and over in their lives. 1. This paper reports that Rose is sitting on a train ride during which a self-described minister gropes her throughout the ride. She cannot take a stand against him, because she knows that the
Propaganda - Joseph Goebbels was appointed Minister for propaganda in Nazi party - They control the social commercial and all sources of news - Art, literature, music, the theatre, films, radio and the press - The government control of all sources of news and ideas is called totalitarian - The propaganda encourage people join the Nazi party - Joseph Goebbels was a leading Nazi radio broadcaster - He makes the interesting argument that Goebbels is promoting a higher form of artistic freedom in at
Important Items In the novel Of Nightingales that Weep by Katherine Paterson, the three items that have the most significance to the story are Takiko’s koto, hair comb, and rice. I chose the Koto as an important Item because it is Takiko’s peace item, it calms her and it gets her the chance to play it for royalty. Usually, In Japan a koto is an instrument going anywhere from a flute to a violin. Royals even have servants that come and play music with kotos to calm them and entertain them. The co
La Vita Bella e Film Review Set in Italy in World War 2, Life is Beautiful is divided into two halves. In the first half of the movie it’s love between a man and a woman, tempered by humour. In the second half, it is the love of a man for his family. As the world around them changes Guido and Giosue are suddenly separated from Dora and thrown into a concentration camp. Amidst the horror of this ordeal, Guido convinces his son Giosue that it is all a game and that to win you must take precautions
Literary Essay [500 words] Luhrmann takes many oppurtunities to juxta-oppose the world of Flamenco and the world of ballroom dancing. The first example would be through his use of the movie's soundtrack. In Kendall's dance studio and at the try-outs we hear classical music, often the Blue Danube [because it is readily perceived as being conservative]. However, whenever Scott is with Fran at her home, we hear vibrant Spanish music with lots of beats in it. This happens throughout the movie and is
Poem The poem is a sorrowful poem which opens with one after the other of ominous images, similes, and metaphors. It is dark and bleak, just as the title suggests. Although it is so unhappy, it is also very deep. It talks about a lack of faith.The movement of the first two stanzas is from observation of a winter landscape as a terrible vision of the death. The diction is simple and direct, and the tone is the quiet voice of private conversation. The landscape is an appearance we are seeing throu
Religions of “Mama Day” Engl. 4313 A conflict facing many black Americans is the loss of African roots and legacy in the present civilization that does not support cultural identity but chokes it instead. Gloria Naylor’s novel Mama Day brings the all-black population of the island of Willow Springs far closer to Africa than the black folks of mainland America could ever be. Geographically, Willow Springs is set apart from the United States, alienated from the South Carolina/Georgia border by wat
The final fight scene between Neo and agent Smith and the death and resurrection of Neo from the film “The Matrix” In the film “The Matrix” there are many references to religion and reality. The name Neo in its self is an anagram of the word, one, which could be conveyed as a suggestion of the Son of God. The directors try to convey the religious aspects of the film through music and film techniques which I will explore throughout my essay. The final fight scene starts with a distance shot of th
MEDIA COURSEWORK Film is an integral part of today’s society and as such has developed clear patterns in terms of audience expectation. Audiences watch many different genres such as Horror, Sci-fi, Horror Sci-fi, Action Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller, Comedy and many more. Audiences of the horror genre expect the pattern of spooky non-diegetic music, distorted camera angles to change the audience’s view of the world there is often a dark, dingy, sinister setting as well. In the sci-fi genre you ex
THE LIFE OF MY FAVOURITE RAPPER TU PAC SHAKUR Tupac Amaru Shakur 1971 - 1996 DOB: June 16, 1971 - Brooklyn, NY DOD: September 13, 1996 - Las Vegas, NV Height: 5'10 Weight: 168 Mother: Afeni Shakur Father: William Garland Step Father: Jeral Wayne Williams AKA Mutula Shakur Half Sister: Sekyiwa Shakur Half Brother: Maurice Harding (Mopreme of Thug Life) Godfather: Elmer Geronimo Pratt Music Groups: One Nation Emcees, Two From The Crew, Strictly Dope, Digital Underground, Thug Life, Outlaw Immortal
An Analysis of Keats’ Ode to a Nightingale A Grecian Urn, Melancholy, a Nightingale and Indolence. What do all of these subjects have in common? Poet John Keats wrote odes to each in 1819. While each work reveals the beauty of Keats’ poetic capability, “Ode to a Nightingale,” thoroughly explores the poet’s conflicted view of human life. Keats’ style of this particular ode wonderfully applies imagery around the narrative while amplifying the speaker’s thought process to the audience. His ample us
Pearl Bailey 3-1-04 English Research Paper Pearl Bailey was born in March Twenty-ninth Nineteen Eighteen in Newport News, Virginia to the minister of a church known as the “Holy Roller.” Pearl Bailey never had the professional training to be a singer or any other necessary classes or teachers to become professional, yet against all odds Pearl Bailey still became famous during the Harlem Renaissance. Pearl Bailey received most of her singing education due to the fact that her father was the minis
Percy Bysshe Shelley (rough draft) 3/14/04 AP Lit Pd. 3 From the early 19th century, Percy Bysshe Shelley is recognized as one of the most influential writers of the Romantic Period whose work is characterized by his use of imagery and symbolism. Such examples can be found in his poems such as “Ode to the West Wind,” “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty,” and “Ozymandias.” In Shelley’s view, “the poet is a dreamer, a visionary” who uses these dreams and visions to “persuade men to shake off the chains o
Pets Pet. People in all parts of the world have kept animals as pets for thousands of years. The most common pets are dogs, cats, parakeets, canaries, and fish. But many people keep unusual pets, such as raccoons, skunks, alligators, and monkeys. Many Japanese children tame mice and teach them to dance to music. Explorers in Antarctica have treated penguins as pets. The people of India make pets of mongooses. Cormorants are common pets in China. Pets can make interesting, playful companions. Peo
JOSQUIN DESPREZ 1440 - 1521 Desprez was considered one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music. Josquin Desprez was born in 1440. Desprez was born in an area ruled by a duke. It was named the Duchy of Burgundy in modern day Belgium. He lived mainly in Italy. Desprez died in 1521. Josquin Desprez did a lot of music work. He was involved with church work. Josquin was very religious. Desprez was employed in Milan. He was also a singer at the Papal Chapel in Rome. He was a music te
The Globe In Elizabethan England (1558-1606), plays and the theater were the most common forms of entertainment. A traveling acting company traveled to towns and set up a stage wherever they could—usually an inn. The traveling actors were usually despised, and treated like vagabonds. James Burbage decided to build a permanent place where these actors could perform. In 1567 the Theatre was built. It was a huge success. More playhouses were built in London. Then the plague struck London in 1592. A
Romeo and Juliet The way in which Baz Luhrmann presents the opening of Romeo and Juliet, and how successful he is in appealing to younger people who are unfamiliar with Shakespeare. ‘To be or not to be’ and ‘where for art thou Romeo’ are the stereotypical views of today’s generation towards Shakespeare and his plays. Baz Luhrmann brings the Shakespearean play to a new level by modernizing Shakespeare’s famous tragedy ‘Romeo and Juliet’. He replaces the towns for the cities, the swords for the gu
The Adaptation of Romeo Juliet William Shakespeare used his remarkable talent to delight his audiences for over 400 years. Of his many splendid plays, perhaps none is more popular than “Romeo and Juliet”, the timeless tale of a pair of star-crossed lovers and their family strife. There have been many movie adaptations of this world’s most tragic love affair, but none had brought out the true passion of the story as successfully as Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet”. This
The Scarlet Letter Chapter 1 A prison door is surrounded by a group of Puritan settlers. They are dressed in dark, simple clothing, and wear serious expressions. Just to the side of the door is a single wild rose bush, covered with flowers because it is June, rose season: [O]n one side of the portal, and rooted almost at the threshold, was a wild rose-bush, covered, in this month of June, with its delicate gems, which might be imagined to offer their fragrance and fragile beauty to the prisoner
Schindler’s List The movie Schindler’s List has affected me in many ways, it made me realize how the Jewish people were treated and all the pain and suffering they went through. Most of the sufferings took place in World War 2. Many German soldiers were cruel, obnoxious and selfish. Oskar Schindler will never be forgotten for his mark of bravery and saving so many Jewish people. The movie Schindler’s List is based on a man named Oskar Schindler. He owns a factory called “Deutsche Emailware Fabri
Schindler’s List Schindler's List is one of the most powerful movies of all time. It tells the powerful true story of the German businessman Oskar Schindler who comes to Nazi- captured Poland looking for economic blooming and leaves as a savior of more than 1,100 Jews. Many of our grandparents told us of the stories and we learned about it in school year after year, but to see it put to life was a totally touching experience. Some of us couldn't even bare to look at those gruesome scenes. The mo
School Uniforms Should school uniforms be enforced at Goshen Highschool?I think that they should because it would be a lot easier on me everymorning. I always have to find what I have to wear.Also, since Goshen is so uptight on their dress codes, if you had informs it wouldn't be as big a deal. Everymorning when I get up for school I get a shower and after that I'm standing in front of my closet for twenty minutes deciding on what to wear? Whats approatiate for school? Am I going to get in troub
Nazis in popular film Nazism is a popular subject for all film producers. Some like the film to be graphical representation, whereas other producers prefer to show Nazis in a slightly comical light. I will be writing about these four films; The Lion King, Schindler’s List, Triumph of the Will and Caboret, and how the directors use camera angles to portray people in different ways. Triumph of the Will was a pro-Nazi film. Directed by Leni Riefenstahl in 1934, it shows Hitler in a way that few fi
Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll We're like a fuckin' grenade and it's like everybody's struggiling to hold the pin in! -(Slash, Guns N' Roses) April 12,2004 Essay 2 Since the 1960's, heavy metal rock was just that, an explosion, that resulted in critics and many others trying to suppress it. Everything about rock was wild and over-the-top, from its styleand fashion, to the concert behavior, and even to the outrageous scandels. First off, the style of heavy metal was just as outrageous as the musi
Awakenings In Baldwin's Sonny's Blues English 102 06/01/04 Personality conflicts are the major difficulties to deal with for people who struggle in merciless world to get a small place for theirselves without knowing exactly what they expect from life. Sometimes this inhaustible contention ends with frustration, but on the other hand a luminous victory. I read the same kind of victory in Baldwin's Sonny's Blues. The victory of African American family like many other families who have been suffe
Black Men and Public Spaces In “Black Men and Public Spaces,” Brent Staples is a black man who whenever in public is meet with fear from others because of his races stereotype. Staples has the ability to alter public space by his physical behavior, his dress and his verbal reaction. Black men have a reputation of being rapist, murders and gang members, therefore many people are worry of them. But Staples has the ability to change his perception or level of threat to others. He accomplishes this
Studying Drama Semester: WS 2003/2004 Abgabetermin: 8. Dezember 2003 Summary of Michael Patterson`s: “Studying Drama” The text „Studying Drama“ written by Michael Patterson deals with the question how drama as a literary genre really works and with its development from its origins in Ancient Greece till nowadays. At the beginning of the text Patterson exemplifies the general characteristics of a play. In a play environment and setting are not described directly to the reader like in a novel thos
ñík§Õh!ßÕw4 TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS GRADE EIGHT (SAMPLE)QUESTION BOOKLET PAPER ONE TIME LIMIT;95 MIN.= PART ` LISTENING COMPREHENSION ;40 min.= In Section A,B and C you will hear everything ONCE only.Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow.Mark the correct response for each question you hear. SECTION A TALK Questions 1 to 5 refer to the talk in this section.At the end of the talk you will be given 15 seconds to answer each of the following five questions. Now Listen to th