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The Color Complex Miscongention during slavery is the root of the color complex. Historically if one were to trace the origin of the color complex one would have to begin at slavery. Europeans felt that Africans would be the ideal slaves because they did not know the American land and if they were to try to escape they could not remain hidden because their skin would help sought them out. With this in mind the Europeans voyaged to Africa in search of these “ideal” indentured servants to service
the color of shame The Color Of Shame Colors can portray many things and set certain moods. Yellow can mean happiness and cheerfulness while blue is a calming and relaxing color. It depends on how the color is used. For example, yellow can also be used as a sign of caution. Sandra Cisneros uses the color red in many of her metaphors to emphasize a sense of shame and regret. Cisneros’s character Esperanza greatly dislikes her house on Mango Street and is ashamed of it. She wanted a nice white hou
The Cons of Marijuana Usage The Cons of Marijuana Usage Argument against the legalization of marijuna The legalization of marijuana is one of the most highly debated about subjects facing Canadians and Americans today. Advocates of legalization use two major arguments in their effort to have marijuana legalized. First, which is by far the biggest argument is that marijuana has a significant medical use. The second argument is that marijuana does not cause harm to those that smoke it. Both of the
The Crucible Booknotes BARRON\'S BOOK NOTES ARTHUR MILLER\'S THE CRUCIBLE ^^^^^^^^^^ARTHUR MILLER: THE AUTHOR AND HIS TIMES In Salem, Massachusetts, a dozen teen-age girls and a black slave woman are caught dancing in the woods around a bubbling cauldron. Today, you wouldn\'t even use the word "caught." You might think these girls were strange, but you\'d hardly call the cops on them. But it\'s 1692, and Salem isn\'t just an ordinary small town; it\'s a religious community of the strictest kind.
The Dreamer The Dreamer Nicholas laid alone upon his white sheets, rustling in discontent. His discontent began to grow to fear as he fought harder with the blanket and started to pant and moan softly with the effort. Peace of mind has been so alien these past years. The blinds cast vertical bars of light among the darkness that streamed across his bed and night table. The dream was apparently coming to a climax because Nicholas now dug his nails into the pillow as if waiting for the deathblow t
The Effects of Television Violence on Children What has the world come to these days? It often seems like everywhere one looks, violence rears its ugly head. We see it in the streets, back alleys, school, and even at home. The last of these is a major source of violence. In many peoplesŐ living rooms there sits an outlet for violence that often goes unnoticed. It is the television, and the children who view it are often pulled into its realistic world of violence scenes with sometimes devastatin
The Effects of Violence in Media on Society Today Is societies violence the media’s fault? This is the question that has been asked since before television was in every American’s house. Of course there are the different types of media today ranging from newspapers, to on-line reports and stories. There have been arguments upon arguments about this issue, and over 3,000 studies conducted. Unfortunately there isn’t one single result, there is only an array of supposed answers to this undying ques
THe Evolution of the Horror Film The Evolution of the Horror Film How on earth do horror film directors sleep at night? Don\'t they ever wake up and say, "Is this what my life is about: making people fear dark rooms, old houses, and things that go bump in the night?" How do they stand it all? What inspires them to create these vividly outrageous spins on reality? These may be the questions often asked by people who don\'t quite understand the method behind the madness that is the horror film. Th
The Glass The Glass Menagerie The play The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams, Williams uses many symbols which represent many different things. Many of the symbols used in the play try to symbolize some form of escape or difference between reality and illusion. The first symbol, presented in the first scene, is the fire escape. This represents the "bridge" between the illusory world of the Wingfields and the world of reality. This "bridge" seems to be a one way passage. But the direction va
The Great Gatsby4 The Great Gatsby is a story about a man’s great love for a woman and it’s unfortunate consequences. It also concerns the nature of wealth and its influence on people. This book was said to be F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “finest novel”. In this essay, I will discuss the many themes as well as others of the story. I will also discuss the matter, settings, and characters. The story begins with the narrator, Nick Carraway, describing him as “moralistic”. He also tells the reader that he
the heath effects of smoking “The Health Effects of Smoking” In this report I am going to tell you some of the irreversible health effects of smoking and why some people start smoking. Some of the health effects caused by smoking are non-small cell and small cell lung cancer. An irreversible health effect is a permanent change in the structure and/or function of an organ system or a permanently increased risk of suffering from a disease or some other threat to health. Irreversible effects vary i
The Internet and the Media The media today can be scandalous and misleading. However, the media provides much needed information. It can be helpful, useful, and even entertaining. When you go online it’s almost as if a world of information is opened to you. The media plays a large part in this. Every time a website is accessed an ad will pop up for some product or service. There is as much advertising on the net as there is on TV. There is advertising for the net everywhere. There are commercial
The Lost of Physical Places The Lost of Physical Places In William Mitchell’s essay, he makes the distinction between “virtual communities” and “site-specific communities”. He describes what these cities are about and how they will benefit people. To me what makes these “communities” different is, “virtual communities” are communities in the web in which people that don’t share the same interests can come together and talk. As of “Site-specific communities”, these are also communities in which p
The OutSiders I read “ The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton, who at age 16 wrote this book. The book contains 156 very well written pages. The book would probably be placed in the adventure category. The book was written on things that S.E. Hinton experience in her life as a teenager. Almost everything that occurs in this book happened to S.E. as a kid. Let me tell you a little more about this book. In this book the narrator is a boy named Ponyboy. Ponyboy is a fourteen year old living at home with his
The OutSiders I read “ The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton, who at age 16 wrote this book. The book contains 156 very well written pages. The book would probably be placed in the adventure category. The book was written on things that S.E. Hinton experience in her life as a teenager. Almost everything that occurs in this book happened to S.E. as a kid. Let me tell you a little more about this book. In this book the narrator is a boy named Ponyboy. Ponyboy is a fourteen year old living at home with his
The OutSiders I read “ The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton, who at age 16 wrote this book. The book contains 156 very well written pages. The book would probably be placed in the adventure category. The book was written on things that S.E. Hinton experience in her life as a teenager. Almost everything that occurs in this book happened to S.E. as a kid. Let me tell you a little more about this book. In this book the narrator is a boy named Ponyboy. Ponyboy is a fourteen year old living at home with his
The Passing of Arthur and Excalibur John Boorman adapted the ”Passing of Arthur” in the movie “Excalibur.” Movies are not the only adaptations of Tennyson’s poem but there are several art and music adaptations. Examples of these adaptations include music by Loreena McKennit and paintings by John William Waterhouse, Howard Pyle and Arthur Rackham. In Bela Balazs’s Art Form and Material Balazs states that a good adaptation is a reinterpretation of the original. Boorman uses nature and color to rec
The search for the illusion of love Its existence has been questioned no less than that of God, truth, and the limit to our universe. It has no textbook definition, because, like cold temperature, nobody has yet been able to agree on a concrete meaning of it. It is the key topic of countless songs, poems, books, works of art, plays, movies, and quarrels; and yet, we don’t even know if it exists. Nevertheless, when asked, most people will say that they have experienced the unidentifiable feeling
The simpsons the Simpsons Over time, the definition of what exactly "family" means has changed with time. Usually, what constitutes making up a family is relative to a specific culture, but as always, there are exceptions to the rule. Ever since the golden age of television had sprung upon American culture, television has tried to mimic the "ideal" American family through it\'s programming. Even as early as the 1950\'s, television producers made programming that would represent what exactly the
The simpsons the Simpsons Over time, the definition of what exactly "family" means has changed with time. Usually, what constitutes making up a family is relative to a specific culture, but as always, there are exceptions to the rule. Ever since the golden age of television had sprung upon American culture, television has tried to mimic the "ideal" American family through it\'s programming. Even as early as the 1950\'s, television producers made programming that would represent what exactly the
The Stranger3 Stranger, The by Camus, Albert Background: Albert Camus was a French philosopher/writer who was born in Algeria (part of North Africa that was owned by the French) in 1913. He wrote this book showing how life is "absurd" because death is final, therefore making life meaningless. This is a very basic look at the philosophy and you shouldn\'t assume that what you read is all you really need to know about it. People are still debating what Camus was talking about hence why you have to
The Three Stooges The Three Stooges developed their own brand of comedy. They specialized in slapstick, and produced a number of comedies, which are now becoming recognized as classics. During their prime moviemaking years, the 1930s and \'40s, the Three Stooges made great comedy movies. The Stooges currently hold the record for appearing in more movies than any other comedy team in history. The Three Stooges started their career as a trio in 1925 in a studio in California. They were all actors
The Use of the Word Love The Use of the Word Love Six months after I met a young man, he expressed to me how much he loved me. Being sixteen years old, I thought it to be very flattering but I could not accept him saying this to me. The word, love in the romantic sense, is something that would take so much out of me to say to a person. Love is something that you express to someone that you can not, in any way, see living your life without. The last time I saw the young man who supposedly loved m
the v chip THE V (Violence)-CHIP By Mary Ann Banta Board Member, National Coalition on Television Violence BACKGROUND Almost from its inception, television has attracted critics concerned with violence portrayed in prime-time and Saturday morning children\'s programs. Spokesmen for the broadcast industry took the position that television and the violence portrayed on television had no affect on behavior of the viewer. To many this was a strange position for an industry that was also selling comm
the violence we absorb There is a large question of whether or not there is too much violence on television and in movies today. Parents are becoming more aware of what their kids are watching and it may worry them. And rightly so, do you know what your kids are seeing on TV and in the movies? The fact that the entertainment industry uses violence to attract viewers isn\'t such a bad thing. They spend millions of dollars to entertain different audiences, and we all have to except the fact that s
The world is not enough The World is Not Enough Essay written by Jermaine L. Smith "The World Is Not Enough" is a great action-adventure movie with exciting stunt scenes, exotic locations, beautiful women and traditional Bond one-liners. Pierce Brosnan carries on the role of the worlds most famous secret agent, James Bond in which was established by Sean Connery in 1962s "Doctor No". Since it is also the 19th installment to the longest running film series in history, comparing this one to the
The world is not enough1 The World is Not Enough Essay written by Jermaine L. Smith "The World Is Not Enough" is a great action-adventure movie with exciting stunt scenes, exotic locations, beautiful women and traditional Bond one-liners. Pierce Brosnan carries on the role of the worlds most famous secret agent, James Bond in which was established by Sean Connery in 1962s "Doctor No". Since it is also the 19th installment to the longest running film series in history, comparing this one to the
The Writings of Ernest Hemingway The Writings of Ernest Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois. His father was the owner of a prosperous real estate business. Dr. Hemingway invented surgical forceps for which he would not accept money. He believed that one should not profit from something important for the good of mankind. Ernest\'s father, a man of high ideals, was very strict and censored the books he allowed his children to read. Grace Hall Hemingwa
The Zulu Wars The Zulu Wars The people known today as Zulu are formed together about 165 years ago. Many independent clans combining, all of whom had lived in the eastern coastal parts of South Africa for centuries, formed them. The name "Zulu" itself was originally the name of one man whose descendants made up the Zulu clan. In 1816 this small clan gained a new ruler by the name of Shaka (Chaka). An expert militarist, he led the small Zulu clan in a conquest of his neighbors. The Zulu’s soon be
theory of dimensions Philosophy David Doriot December 8,2000 The theory of Dimensions In Plato’s’ The Allegory of the Cave, allows a person to realize that which they already know. The situation in the cave is dark and gloomy, a place no one would ever want to go. However, the reality is that some people are at a point in their lives where that is where they are, in their own self-made “cave”. The people that are in Plato’s’ cave, the prisoners, have always been there. Their legs and necks are c
Thomas Edison As the end of the 20th century becomes closer each day, some of us will think back of the good times and memories they\'ve had. Some of us may even think of the great leaders or people that have impacted their lives and the world. People such as Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, or maybe even Bill Clinton are a few of the many people that might cross your mind. There is one person you will know for sure before you leave here today because he was considered the greatest inventor
Thomas Edison As the end of the 20th century becomes closer each day, some of us will think back of the good times and memories they\'ve had. Some of us may even think of the great leaders or people that have impacted their lives and the world. People such as Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, or maybe even Bill Clinton are a few of the many people that might cross your mind. There is one person you will know for sure before you leave here today because he was considered the greatest inventor
TIm BUrton Although the typical layman would immediately label him an oddball, those who are a little bit more familiar with Tim Burton would say that he\'s a beautiful mess. Burton was born August 25, 1958 in Burbank, California. He lived in typical suburbia, along with his brother and parents, although he never felt very attached to them. He felt much closer to the films of Vincent Price and the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. While his parents wanted him to go play outside and be "normal," he wo
Time all Changes As time goes by things change. Fairy tales are no exception to this rule. A great many things in fairy tales have changed. These changes range from the change in how fairy tales are presented; how the actual content of fairy tales have changed from past to present; how the stereotypical fairy tale has evolved and also how the idea of utopia has changed over the years. A fairy tale is an element of mass media called the mass medium. A mass medium is a tool used to get certain new
To Fee or Not to Fee Like the old saying goes, "The best things in life are free." digital media is no exception. Digital media has lately been getting attention due to the legal accusations on a certain type of digital media, MP3s. MP3 stands for Mpeg (a common file compression format) audio layer 3 (which means it compresses any audio into 3 layers for about 1/15th the size). The lawsuits that have been springing up lately contain two arguments. In one corner, we have the argument that an arti
to Kill a mockin bird Imagine a place where you have access to anything and everything one could want. Some would say that is only existent in a utopia, and some would say that describes the Internet. Many adults go on to the net and access pornographic material that would be unsuitable for children. This is called cyberporn. The controversy lies in the fact that children are accessing these materials also. Government, activist groups, and concerned parents are fighting to regulate obscene mater
To Scream or not to Scream To Scream or not to Scream In the realm of horror movies there are many genres. There is the slasher, the rogue animal, the alien monster, and even the freakish natural disaster just to name a few. The genre that seems to dominate the field currently is the slasher movie. There is a movie in the slasher genre that adheres to many of the slasher movie rules and at the same time violates many slasher rules. This dynamic slasher genre movie is called Scream. To be include
Tobacco Companies and thier ethics The Ethnicity of Tobacco Companies Tobacco Companies actively market a highly addictive and lethal product, and have done so for many years here in the United States and abroad. Their lack of ethics and social responsibility in the business world are apparent in documentation brought to light during lawsuits against them in recent years. The desire for profit and expansion, rather than a concern for societal health, has dictated big tobacco company operations.
Tom Hanks Thomas J. Hanks was born July 9th, 1956, in Concord, California. Tom and his elder siblings were raised by their father Amos Hanks, following the divorce of their parents. Because Amos Hanks was a chef, it forced his family to move every six months in pursuit of jobs. This unstable upbringing meant many schools for young Tom, who had to readjust to his new surroundings practically every semester. Initially a shy schoolboy, he dealt with these readjustments by becoming the class clown a
Tommy Tune There are many great American choreographers of our time. It is through their creative genious that musicals and movies are made memorable. If it wasn\'t for the work of these choreographers, musical theatre wouldn\'t be what it is today. It is because of these choreographers that musical theatre is what it is. These choreographers brought to musical theatre dance technique that was only once used in ballet. In fact it was because of this that ballet and jazz, as well as all the other
TTTC The Things They Carried is written from the perspective of the author, Tim O\'Brien. The book is a compilation of his stories and experiences relating to the Vietnam War. It encompasses the events and lives of himself, the other members of his company, and the war as a whole. Tim O\'Brien, of no important rank, is a solider in the Alpha Company that heads out most operations of Nam. They are the first troop to stake out land, the first to raid the villages, the trailblazers through the mine
Tupac Tupac Shakur Essay submitted by Lexus Tupac Shakur was a very influential person in 20th century USA. He was born on June 16, 1971 in Brooklyn New York, and died on September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas Nevada (unknown author, no title, no page, letter code C). But his family moved around a lot while he was a kid (Bastin, J.D.). He eventually ended up in the Bay Area California alone and spent his first two years there homeless (unknown author, no title, n.p., letter code D). He grew up with onl
Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive Chris Zenone Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive On September 7, 1996, Tupac Amaru Shakur was riding in the passenger side of a black BMW driven by Marion Suge Knight, president of Death Row Records. Tupac and Suge had just finished watching Mike Tyson defeat Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tupac was standing up through the sunroof while the car was stopped at a traffic light. The Cadillac containing the gunmen passed an entourage of Tupac\'s allies, many
Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive Chris Zenone Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive On September 7, 1996, Tupac Amaru Shakur was riding in the passenger side of a black BMW driven by Marion Suge Knight, president of Death Row Records. Tupac and Suge had just finished watching Mike Tyson defeat Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tupac was standing up through the sunroof while the car was stopped at a traffic light. The Cadillac containing the gunmen passed an entourage of Tupac\'s allies, many
Tupac Tupac Shakur Essay submitted by Lexus Tupac Shakur was a very influential person in 20th century USA. He was born on June 16, 1971 in Brooklyn New York, and died on September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas Nevada (unknown author, no title, no page, letter code C). But his family moved around a lot while he was a kid (Bastin, J.D.). He eventually ended up in the Bay Area California alone and spent his first two years there homeless (unknown author, no title, n.p., letter code D). He grew up with onl
TV Violence Television was invented as a means of providing entertainment and began with shows such as "Leave It To Beaver" and "Lassie". Throughout the years, though, television, along with it\'s counterpart, the movie, has evolved into perhaps one of the most graphic displays of violence and is having a large effect on the children of our society. It is thought by many that television and movies are the leading factor in the violence and aggression that many children display in today\'s world.
TV Violence and Children The Effects of Television Violence on Children What has the world come to these days? It often seems that everywhere one looks, violence rears its ugly head. We see it in the streets, back alleys, school, and even at home. The last of these is a major source of violence. In many peoples’ living rooms there sits an outlet for violence that often goes unnoticed. It is the television, and the children who view it are often pulled into its realistic world of violence scenes
TV Violence Television was invented as a means of providing entertainment and began with shows such as "Leave It To Beaver" and "Lassie". Throughout the years, though, television, along with it\'s counterpart, the movie, has evolved into perhaps one of the most graphic displays of violence and is having a large effect on the children of our society. It is thought by many that television and movies are the leading factor in the violence and aggression that many children display in today\'s world.
Types of Parents Protective parents are the easiest category of parents to spot. Most parents in this category illustrate an extreme sense of strictness through the use of several rules and harsh punishments. For instance, Mr. and Mrs. Gallop ground Jennifer from riding in a car because she was ten minutes late without notifying her parents first. This action taken by Jennifers parents clearly illustrates protective parents because of the harsh consequence in response for the violation of rules
Urban Legends Urban Legends What is an Urban Legend? They are usually stories that have a wide audience, have circulated spontaneously, and have been told in several different forms. Many have chosen to believe these stories despite the lack of actual evidence to substantiate the story (Urban). What makes an Urban Legend is how it is told. This depends on whether the story is being told in first, second, or third person. Most of the time the real event happened to someone entirely unknown to the