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Ben Franklin is famous for being one of the Founding Fathers of the American Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and a great inventor. He conducted important experiments, fearlessly tracking a kite through a storm to better understand electricity. He even invented bifocals. Thus, every time you see an older (or maybe not so old person) peering through a pair of lenses with a line . . . .

Propaganda

While we may be shocked by the U.S. government's attempt to spread disinformation about the current war on terrorism, we should not be. Governments have always been less than fully forthcoming to their citizens, although they rarely admit to lying. Rather they see it as a form of propaganda, and thoroughly patriotic.

Moreover, while the term "propaganda" is almost . . . .

HOLLYWOOD!

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this paper is to introduce and discuss the short story "Hollywood!," by Dagoberto Gilb.

HOLLYWOOD!

Dagoberto Gilb is a Hispanic writer who grew up in Los Angeles, and now lives in Austin, Texas. He spent sixteen years working in construction carpentry before he began to write for a living. He wrote "Hollywood!" for a short . . . .

On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners full of fuel for transcontinental flights and sent three of them hurtling into occupied buildings. The nation reeled with shock, not only from the brutal attacks, but from the sudden loss of so many lives. Even those who did not personally know the deceased felt injured and shaken. Some people raged at the unfairness of it . . . .

History of Coca-Cola Company (Coke)

Introduction and Overview

We all know - at least if we are old enough to have heard the jingle - that Coke would like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. Except that this isn't quite true. What the Coca-Cola Company would most like to do is to teach the world to drink Coke - or one of its other wholly owned brands. The company has in . . . .

OUTSTANDING BLACK AMERICANS CHANGE RACIAL VIEWPOINTS

One of the first black spokespersons ever to come into the living rooms of millions of white Americans was Oprah Winfrey. Prior to that black Americans excelled in sports. They might have seen Mohammad Ali in a boxing match. Black Americans were gaining recognition in politics. Of course, there was the memory of Martin Luther King. . . . .

Seattle: A City of Community

America is often characterized as an individualistic or an individually oriented society, rather than a group-oriented society. However, even within the American nation itself, there are distinctions to be made on a city-to-city and a coast-to-coast basis between essentially group-oriented and individually oriented societies. Seattle is perhaps the most . . . .

Against Sex in Advertising

Many advertisers know the power of using sex in advertising. Sex sells. Pretty female models in bathing suits are used in car ads. Years ago, a pretty blonde woman was in a shaving cream commercial on television urging men to take it all off. Women are used as sex objects more frequently than men.

There is basis in psychological theory to validate the . . . .

A visit to Seaworld might not seem very adventurous. It might not seem to mean very much of anything at all except for a relatively pleasant - if rather expensive - way to spend an afternoon.

However, part of both the appeal and the marketability of going to a place like Seaworld is that it speaks to something inside of us that longs for adventure. Very few of us will ever get to swim . . . .

Cape Fear, Then and Now Martin Scorsese's 1991 remake of the 1962 classic Cape Fear offers superb opportunities to compare American culture and values in two vastly different eras separated by a mere 29 years. The 1962 classic, directed by J. Lee Thompson, coming out of the pure and innocent '50s, was simple, straightforward and scary. Scorsese's version is more complex, sophisticated and . . . .

The movies Gladiator and Braveheart both focus on the highly popular and time-honored, classic theme of humankind's unending struggle for freedom. Braveheart and Gladiator share numerous similarities, but are very different movies, in several important ways. In both movies, the average man becomes a true hero, after he is horribly wronged, and is thereafter forced to fight for freedom for both . . . .

Through Different Eyes

Egyptian, Greek, and Roman Sculpture

Different cultures see the world in different ways. Religion, society, and even politics, shape our views, and give form to our human environment. Architecture, music, literature, dress—all are visible manifestations of a people's values. This is no less true in the realm of sculpture. A religious people will create . . . .

economic, social, and moral changes in America since the end of World War II

Introduction and Background

Since the end of World War II, the American people have seen an extraordinary change in the economic, social and moral priorities of the nation and its people. Three generations have grown up since the war, each positively and negatively influenced by their parents and social . . . .

Structural and Thematic Review of Martin Scorsese's "The Color of Money"

ABSTRACT

American Cinema has succeeded in depicting the realities of present-day America. Martin Scorsese is one such director who has managed the task in his slow burn style. This paper is a review of one of his works, The Color of Money with this perspective.

THE COLOR OF MONEY: STRUCTURAL AND . . . .

Recently, Andrea Yates was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. She could have been sentenced to death for her actions. Many in the public feel her husband, Russell Yates, was also guilty. Many feel he should have been able to foresee his wife's intentions to kill his children. Five children are dead, and we as a society need someone to blame.

Society as a whole . . . .

Whether or not we are aware of it, psychological concepts and principles shape and determine our behavior. They influence how we interact with other people and how we perform in social situations. Psychological factors also play an important part in the workplace.

An actor practices maintenance rehearsal in order to memorize lines. Maintenance rehearsal is great for rote repetition of . . . .

The Importance of Summer Camps and Programs in the Development of Children

Purpose of the Paper

The purpose of this paper is to represent to the reader the importance of organized summer camps and programs in youth development. A special emphasis throughout the paper is placed on the influence of recreation on child development and personal growth.

By defining the effect . . . .

The success of the movie Gladiator made a number of people turn their attention to what might be called the Ur Roman History Movie - Spartacus. But while most of us know the film for Charlton Heston's lean, pre-NRA president look or for the fact that it enjoys a cult standing among gay men of a certain age, very few of us have probably thought much about the real history that lies behind the . . . .

Erickson's and Piaget's Theory of Child Development & adolescent depression

ABSTRACT: This is a paper concerning the development stages of an adolescent and depression. Erickson's and Piaget's Theory of Child Development will be used to explain what may lead to a child feeling depressed or suicidal.

DEPRESSION IN TEENS

Approximately five percent of children and . . . .

The Life and Works of Andy Warhol

What is the most famous work of contemporary art? Some might say Salvador Dali's melting clocks, others might go back a bit earlier and say the "Sunflowers" painting of Van Gogh. But if you were to ask the average person on the street what artistic image truly springs to mind when they are asked what they think best represents contemporary art, that . . . .

SOCIOLOGY--Differences Between Generations In Raising Their Kids

Since the end of World War II, the American people have seen an extraordinary change in the economic, social and moral priorities of the nation and its people. Three generations have grown up since the war, each positively and negatively influenced by their parents and social change. The choices made by each generation in . . . .

ANGELA'S ASHES

The Container: I have two ideas about the container. One would be a book, that is hollowed out to hold the items. Frank McCourt always loved books, and it is what made him the man he is now, a writer, a teacher, and a legend. The other would be some kind of container that held alcohol. McCourt always had a sense of humor, even about the most awful things that happened in . . . .

Overuse of sex in advertising

This paper presents a detailed examination of sex in advertising. The writer takes the reader on an exploratory journey into the use of sex in advertising. There were 10 sources used to complete this paper.

INTRODUCTION

The world is becoming an increasingly competitive place. While the globalization process moves forward, and teenagers grow up . . . .

Third Party Intervention in the Middle East

The headlines everyday report more violence in the Middle East than ever before. Television broadcasts offer viewers a barrage of suicide bombers, massacres, garden-variety atrocities of all types, and a group who hails themselves as "Freedom Fighters." With so many women, children, and others who do not support their position as victims, one . . . .

allegory and idealism in Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park and The Lost World

This paper presents a detailed discussion on the use of allegory and idealism in Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park and The Lost World. The writer draws several examples from the story to illustrate the use of allegory and then discusses its effectiveness. There were three sources used to complete this paper. . . . .

Explorations of The Other

Merchant-Ivory movies are varied in their settings and styles, but one theme pervades most of them: otherness. In "Shakespeare-wala" for instance, a troop of British actors - most born and raised in India - perform Shakespeare plays for the Maharajas and their families before India's independence in 1947. The British actors' entire existence was in India and . . . .

Visual Imagery and Qualitative Dimensions of Life & Consciousness in Visual Art

Introduction

Throughout history all cultures have produced works of art. The impulse to create as a means of personal expression and to stimulate the imagination of viewers is universal and perpetual. In their various manifestations, the arts play an important role in defining culture by . . . .

F. Scott Fitzgerald Hollywood Years

The turning point in F. Scott Fitzgerald's life was when he met in 1918 Zelda Sayre, herself an aspiring writer, they married in 1920. In the same year appeared Fitzgerald's first novel, "This side of paradise," in which he used material from The Romantic Egoist. Its hero, Armory Blaine, studies in Princeton, serves in WW I in France. At the end of . . . .

The film Instrument: Ten Years with the Band Fugazi, directed by Jem Cohen is not designed specifically as an exercise in semiotics. However, music or film critics, to better shed light upon the nature of the director's project, may interpret the film in a semiotic fashion. Over the course of the film, the band Fugazi takes on the significance of a symbol certain aspects of the alternative . . . .

James Cohen - Instrument

The movie "Instrument" is a documentary on a Washington, D.C. based band Fugazi. The director of the movie James Cohen was a great fan of this band and wanted to capture some moments of their life on the camera. The major portion of the movie is based on covering the concert's footage or instrumentals played out over studio or practice footage. The movie has . . . .

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