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Globalization

Introduction: We are observing two changes. The extension of democratic governance, and the reformation of economic life through globalization in step with the spread of new technologies. These two trends have aroused reluctance and hindrance. But it is also likely that they can strengthen each other in definite ways. The extension of democracy can encourage economic . . . .

Videoconferencing in Business & Education

Introduction

In recent months the interest in videoconferencing has grown dramatically because of the terrorist attacks on America. Businesses and business travelers have embraced this form of distributed multimedia as a means of avoiding air travel. It is also a popular technology with educational institutions. The advent of . . . .

Day of the Locust

This is an essay on Nathanael West's Day of the Locust, a novel that criticizes Hollywood for creating movies that promise impossible dreams. How do Todd Hackett's and Homer Simpson's relationship with Faye Greener contribute to the novel's project of criticizing the Hollywood film industry? Does the novel offer any hope for an art form (aside from film) that can . . . .

MADAME BOVARY

Summary: This is a paper that outlines the casting and directing style of three directors for the film Madame Bovary. It has sources in MLA format.

INTRODUCTION

Gusteve Flaubert's 1856 novel, Madame Bovary has been a masterpiece in literature during the 19th and 20th century. Flaubert's motive for writing the novel has been to address the pretentious middle . . . .

Article Response: "Slaves of Celebrity"

PART I: AUTHOR'S THINKING

PURPOSES:

The purposes of the article include: to inform readers of the terms of the contract 'American Idol' entrants entered into; to persuade readers that the terms of the contract were unfair and that the production company 19 Group is exploiting the contestants; to persuade readers and 'American Idol' . . . .

Sexual Addiction results from an abuse of the natural sex drive that each person is born with. The abuse can start at any time in life and then progresses until it becomes a compulsion that the sexually addicted person cannot cope with. The sexual addiction eventually affects every part of the person's life, including self-respect, relationships with family and friends, and finances and career . . . .

Gang Violence and Drugs

This is a paper about gang violence, focusing on drug-related violence committed by gangs. It attempts to analyze the major causes behind such violence and whether the trend the trend of gang violence is on the increase. The communities and demographic population in which such violence is most likely to occur is also discussed besides looking at certain possible . . . .

The History of Mathematics

Mathematics — the study of numbers, shapes and symbols — is considered remarkable because its various branches can be developed from basic elements that need not be related to anything frame of reference. Most people consider the study of mathematics difficult to grasp because one must confine their thoughts within the boundaries that are defined by rigid . . . .

Beer & Liquor Sales

Alcoholic drink is generally divided in three different categories: beer, wine and liquor (or hard liquor). While beer and wine are produced by a "fermentation" process, liquor is produced by distillation. Beer and wine contain less alcohol (3 to 6 % in most beers, and 7 to 14% in most wines) while the alcohol content in liquor such as whiskey, vodka, brandy and . . . .

The movies Braveheart and Spartacus share numerous similarities, but are also highly distinct. Spartacus and Braveheart are variations on a classic theme: an average man is horribly wronged, and is thus forced to fight for freedom and vengeance against what seem to be almost impossible odds.

The average man who becomes a tragic hero is charismatic, and rallies his loyal supporters . . . .

The movies Spartacus and Braveheart are variations on the classic theme of man's unceasing struggle for freedom. Braveheart and Spartacus share numerous similarities, but are also highly distinct. In both movies, an average man is horribly wronged, and is thus forced to fight for freedom and vengeance against what seem to be almost impossible odds.

The average man who becomes a tragic . . . .

Hate Radio

In her essay "Hate Radio," Patricia J. Williams comments on the growing trend of "anything goes" talk radio, led by radio personalities who seem determined to anger as many people as possible, and who cater to an audience of people empowered to say almost anything, no matter how prejudiced or ill-informed about other groups of people.

She describes how she first became . . . .

McDonaldization: Resistance is Futile, or is it?

In Mankind's attempt to unify the world under binding peace and lasting prosperity, we may homogenize ourselves to the point that we lose creativity, individuality, and certain inalienable freedoms. That's the subtle message and warning from George Ritzer, a Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland and author of the stunning, . . . .

A Critical Analysis and Comparison of Plato's Republic and George Orwell's 1984

Philosophy could be defined as the highest level of true clarity and understanding human thought can aspire to. It would thus seem strange to compare the ideal philosophical kingdom of Plato's Republic with George Orwell's 1984. Plato's writings form the cornerstone of Western philosophy, while Orwell's text . . . .

Classic Literature for a New Generation

When one watches "Rambo: First Blood Part II" are we actually watching a contemporary version of the Iliad about the ferocity of Achilles on and off the battleground? When we watch Francis Ford Coppola's "Godfather" trilogy, are we really watching Aeschylus's Oresteia trilogy? Is today's "Jerry Springer" yesterday's Euripides' Hippolytus? Is . . . .

Perhaps it is because I speak two languages that I feel I inhabit two different identities. Or are the reasons for my feeling this way more complex? It is difficult to say, but I do know that although I am only one person, inhabiting one body and one mind, in many ways, I feel I live in two different worlds, with two different identities. My language is more than a vocabulary, the words that I . . . .

SCHINDLER'S LIST

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this paper is to discuss and evaluate the film "Schindler's List," directed by Stephen Spielberg, in 1993.

SCHINDLER'S LIST

This film is much more than just a movie to entertain. It is a film that enlightens the viewer, and tells a true story of great strength and courage. The camera work is jerky at times, reminiscent of . . . .

Suturing in Film Theory and Other Narrative Practices

On a very literal level, to suture something is to sew something back together, usually imperfectly, usually with a substance that is alien to the body that is being altered—such as the doctor's suturing thread that stitches together an open wound. On a semiotic level, according to Jacques-Alain Miller, Miller's definition of suture . . . .

Film Review: Schindler's List

Film Details

Schindler's List is based on the novel by Thomas Keneally, with the film released in the United States in December 1993. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the movie includes a cast of stars including Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagalle and Embeth Davidtz. It was produced by Steven Spielberg, Gerald R . . . .

What is a Hero

Introduction

What is a hero? And what has one got to do with the movies? The answer to that question - which is really the question of how the mass media influence popular perceptions of the heroic and the Hero - is a complex one as are any significant questions that examine the relationship between mass media and the culture that produces, absorbs, reflects and . . . .

THE BRIDE OF THE GREEK ISLE

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this paper is to introduce and discuss the poem "The Bride of the Greek Isle," by Felicia Hemans, and discuss the author's life as it relates to the poem.

THE BRIDE OF THE GREEK ISLE

During her brief lifetime, Felicia Hemans wrote numerous poems, beginning when she was only fourteen. She had a romantic view of . . . .

Copyright Laws vs. Peer-To-Peer File Transfer

This paper presents a detailed examination of copyright laws, with a comparison to peer-to-peer file transfer. The author will take the reader on an exploratory journey, in which the details and outcomes of several well-known cases will be scrutinized. The author will also discuss the importance of copyright laws, and the elements of various . . . .

Loneliness in "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley

This paper presents a detailed look at the book of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. The writer of this paper explores the fictional element of using a theme when examining the story of the monster. The theme that runs throughout the fabric of the book is the theme of loneliness.

GROWING UP LONELY

The theme of loneliness is woven . . . .

Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie," is a portrayal of the fragile psyches of its characters—an arrangement of tiny, delicate glass figurines whose essence of life can be shattered very easily. This arrangement takes place in a cramped apartment in St. Louis, inhabited by Amanda Wingfield, her son Tom, and daughter Laura, the husband having deserted the family several years ago. Another . . . .

Children, TV, and American Values

This paper presents a look at children, television and American values. The writer collects and reviews empirical evidence about the way television affects American values in the children of the nation. The writer uses a survey approach and conducts a study of children age 5-10 year old and combines the results in this paper.

Children, TV, and . . . .

Nazi Policy, Jewish Workers, German Killers

This paper presents a book review of on Christopher R. Browning's Nazi Policy, Jewish Workers, German Killers. The writer of this paper details the purpose of the book as well as the slant with which it is written. The writer provides an overview of the book's content as well as quotes from the pages of the book. There was one source used to . . . .

Children Could Lose Their Attention on TV Advertisements

Summary

While watching TV, children could create their own imaginary world and totally engrossed in it for a period of time. Recent survey finds out that children watch their favorite program on TV for about four or more hours every day. It is assumed that television has brought hazardous effect on children's attitude, . . . .

TEEN VIOLENCE

Imagine being caught in the middle of a crossfire with two students shooting and you are right in the middle of it. Well that is exactly what students and teachers in Littleton, Colorado went through. On April 20, 1999, at approximately 12:20am, two students armed with semi-automatic handguns, shotguns and explosives conducted an assault on the Columbine High School and . . . .

Anorexia Nervosa is defined in the Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as "an eating disorder characterized by unrealistic fear of weight gain, self-starvation, and conspicuous distortion of body image. The fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-IV (1994), defines two subtypes of anorexia nervosa--a restricting type, characterized by strict . . . .

Fast Food Advertising

Abstract

Fast Food advertising has been allowed to profess anything, from the 'healthy quality' of their food to the food company's contribution to homeless kids. While fast food giants are quick to take any of their detractors to court for any erroneous allegations made by members of the public, it doesn't stop these same companies from committing libel . . . .

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