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Narrative in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Term Paper

… ¶ … Narrative in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Oliver Stone's 2010 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is a film that follows the standard Three Act Narrative formula. This paper will show how the film's plot trajectory takes shape according to the plot point structure stipulated by the Three Act Narrative formula.

While the film uses several conflicts to propel the storyline, the major conflict of the film that serves as the inciting incident is introduced in Act 1 at 16:00 as main character Jacob "Jake" Moore watches Keller Zabel's stock crash. This incident causes Jake's mentor Louis Zabel to kill himself in despair. Before throwing himself in front of a subway train, however, Zabel advises Jake to have children and to love them, advice…. [read more]


African Restaurants in NYC Article

… Around 4 pm, he goes to Ponty where things are being set up for the dinner shift. During dinner, Elhadji bounds through the restaurant, helping to expedite orders and making sure to greet customers. He completes his day at Manhattan home with a two-hour session on his computer to check email, stay in touch with vendors and distributors.

A variety of factors have helped propel this wave of African restaurants. Some are connected to immigration, a growing familiarity with this population, and an overall trend towards a more adventurous taste in eating. Serving African cuisine presents certain challenges. It can be harder to find African chefs due to the relative dearth of qualified people even in New York City. However, New York's African immigrants have…. [read more]


Humor and Pathos in the Short Stories Essay

… Humor and pathos in the short stories of Eudora Welty: "A Worn Path" and "Why I live at the P.O."

The stories of Eudora Welty, "A Worn Path" and "Why I live at the P.O." are both tales of heroism in unexpected places. The protagonists are ordinary people, who might otherwise be overlooked, if Welty did not give them a voice in prose. "A Worn Path" is a serious story, about an old woman named Phoenix who regularly makes a long pilgrimage to the town doctor to obtain medicine for her grandson. The bent, old woman would go unnoticed in real life, but Welty makes it clear in the woman's symbolic name that the compassion and determination of this grandmother is heroic and healing. "A…. [read more]


Video Games Are the Background Noise Creative Writing

… Video games are the background noise of today's generation. Just as their parents grew up with the constant hum of the television and their great-great-grandparents grew up listening to the radio, today's millennial generation has been exposed to video games since toddlerhood. Some these games are advertised as educational while others make no pretense at being anything other than entertaining. Many of games are violent -- some very so, some less so. What most of these games have in common (whether they are aimed at teaching toddlers their numbers or entertaining young adults with first-person-shooter tactics) is their highly stimulating effect. There are so many colors, so many flashing lights, so many quick shifts from one angle to another.

The effect of such stimulation is…. [read more]


Loss (Read P. 305) Leaving Essay

… ¶ … Loss (Read p. 305)

Leaving someone without ever knowing whether one would ever see them again would be one of the hardest things to face. In order to deal with that, personally I would tell them everything that I ever felt about them. I would tell them that I loved them and express to them how much that love really is. Sometimes it can be difficult to come to terms with feelings and certain emotions, but when the time comes when you know that the person may be lost forever, there should be no need to hold back. At this point, nothing should excuse not telling the other person everything that you feel or at one point felt.

If the situation were to…. [read more]


Reagan and the 80s Movie Term Paper

… REAGAN & the 80S MOVIES

The objective of this work is to take a closer look into popular movies in the 1980s and the role Ronald Reagan's presidency played in them. This work will take three different years in the 1980s, or specifically the years of 1982, 1985, and 1986, and parallel them with two different genres: Teen Comedy and Drama and show how these films follow the same narrative. This narrative will follow the theme of (1) Outsiders; (2) Redemption; and (3) Victory.

The era of the Regan administration is one that is characterized by a slipping away from morals and values traditionally held evidenced in the breakdown of the traditional family structure, racial turmoil, crime, school problems, drugs, and declining sexual morality. Reagan…. [read more]


History and Aesthetics of Cinema Term Paper

… ¶ … Man With a Movie Camera

Introduction and Themes

The classic film by Dziga Vertov, "The Man with a Movie Camera," is a compelling and aesthetically marvelous exploration of the life and situation of a cameraman in the Soviet Union during America's roaring '20s.

Vertov's skills are on display from the opening shot. The superimposed shot depicts a miniscule cameraman climbing atop an oversized camera, Vertov here aquaints his audience with the ability the omnipresent camera has in our day and age to manipulate any type of image.

To that end, critic Vlada Petric writes, "Whether it is lighting, montage, camera angle, fast or slow motion, freeze-frame, flicker effect, or any other technique, the manifestation of the actual filmmaking forces the viewer to acknowledge…. [read more]


Character Development -- the Yugoslavian Essay

… You know that in my country, we know more by time we are 15…more about History and culture and things like that than anybody going to Ivy League schools are learning here, you know? She don't care about that…only thing give shit about is where she telling her friends I graduated from.

And they are all dressing like sluts…like Paris Hilton…to be noticed…to be noticed by all other men. My girlfriend always was getting me into trouble…fighting…I mean what does she expect to happen dressing like whore? Huh? She flirt with other guys all the time and I want to kick shit out them, you know? I mean, why you gonna look at other guys when you have me? They look better than me? No.…. [read more]


Walked Through the Empty Alleyway Research Proposal

… They do not want to put taxes into any new programs or give their own money. An adult should be able to take care of themselves without relying on other peoples' hard earned money.

By letting individuals slide into this state of incapacity we are only hurting ourselves. We will never know what talents he could have contributed to society. Every individual has something to contribute and should be considered important. We should not just sit and watch as people fade away or slip through the cracks. Better programs should be put into place, especially for the homeless and alcoholism. Perhaps if an individual is given a chance, he or she can succeed and become an integral piece of society. This is not unheard of.…. [read more]


Dream Content as Therapy: Ego vs. Repression Dissertation

… For example: a parent has repeating nightmares, and the child "dreams his dreams " because the child is in a psychic resonance with the parent. The child's dreams end when the parent's does. Four, it might be a repetition of a past traumatic event in current lifetime. For example: a person might dream of a recent rape, a childhood assault or a wartime battle. This type of nightmare is so deeply etched in the psyche that it can require heavy use of behavioral dream-work techniques to modify the content and emotional intensity.



A fifth factor could be that the dream is a depiction of a past or probable life. For example: a client might dream the last events prior to a violent…. [read more]


Plays of British Dramatist, Pam Gems Dissertation

… Edith once engages two marines she meets in a pub in a menage a trois; it is possible, that the bartender formed the fourth of this group. There is no indication that Edith is particularly gifted in the art of making love. She just makes her self available as a willing sexual partner. Except with Marcel Cedran, the married boxer, Edith manages to dissociate physical pleasure from any emotional foundations. With Marcel, Edith is truly in love. But this union is not to be. Anecdotes abound, that Edith's jealous sister informs Marcel's wife of her husband's "philandering." Edith's sexual proclivities and escapades are not a manifestation of her femaleness. Her sexual nature transcends gender. It is a flaw in most superstars. In Edith's case, particularly,…. [read more]


Women and the Home Front Term Paper

… From the beginning of the secession crisis President Abraham Lincoln viewed the supposedly loyalist mountain regions as an ideal base for military operations into vital Confederate territory, and a place to drive a wedge into Southern unity. Politically, not to mention logistically, the mountain regions turned out to be less hospitable, and certainly less cooperative, than Northerners hoped. The Southern Appalachians, however, proved equally troublesome to the Confederate command. After an initial burst of wartime fervor, many mountain residents grew increasingly resistant, and then violently hostile, to coercive Confederate mobilization policies. The mountain regions also provided havens for deserters and increasingly fertile ground for bushwhackers, bandits, and resistance movements. At the same time, the war was particularly cruel to the Southern Appalachians, and residents suffered…. [read more]


Immigration and the American Dream in Junot Diaz's Drown Term Paper

… Junot Diaz's Drown is a collection of stories that tell of the contemporary misery and urban despair that can grow from poverty and "uprootedness" from one's own cultural setting. Diaz's protagonists are immigrants from the Dominican Republic, many of whom are coming of age in a polarized America. Their stories are even more relevant and poignant in the light of recent proposals of immigration reform and challenges to the American Dream.

This paper argues that immigration is a foundation of the American Dream, and that recent clampdowns in immigration quotas and other immigrant-unfriendly measures threaten the American Dream. The current backlash against immigrants is actually a historical recurrence. However, as Diaz shows, the vast majority of immigrants into this country come with hopes of having…. [read more]


Tortilla Curtain - By T.Coraghessan Book Review

… In fact, even if he did go to a doctor - which he couldn't afford in any event - "the man from La Migra - the Immigration - would be standing there with his twenty questions and his clipboard."

Another repeated image Boyle uses to paint pictures for the reader is the image of a cat. Right at the beginning of the novel (4), Delaney believes he hit something with the crudeness of a "bird-mauling cat." And on page 25, America gets up early and tries to leave their crude campsite, and "she was silent as a cat."

But Boyle's descriptive narrative in terms of his character development of Candido dips even below the animal species. First Boyle turns to vegetable species (24), in discussing…. [read more]


Chikamatsu's Plays Love and Marital Heroism Term Paper

… Chikamatsu's Plays

Love and Marital Heroism in Two Chikamatsu Plays

Azuma, the courtesan, comes to deliver a letter. A razor blade hides in the paper. Her love, Yojibei, a married man, sits in house arrest for a violent crime he did not commit. His wife, Okiku, consoles him. She knows that "without money, his life is doomed" (Chikamatsu, 152). Azuma passes the letter over the wall and calls out for Yojibei. But Okiku intercepts it. Jealously, she emerges to confront the "brazen hussy" who has stolen her husband's heart.

Taken from Chikamatsu's play "The Uprooted Pine," this scene goes to the heart of the tension between dutiful married life and feeling-based extramarital romance in Tokugawa Japanese culture. In eighteenth century Japanese society, marriage was an…. [read more]

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