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The myth on page 197 of Antigone is about the most powerful ruler of all, Zeus. In the first few lines, Zeus is portrayed as a supernatural being that dislikes people who brag about their own success. For instance he sees a man obtain many riches and strikes him with fire because of his pompous ...

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The Glass Menagerie Essay

Kara Gonchar La Mémoire Hantant The Haunting Memory Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie is placed during 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri. In using his memory to create a delicate yet meaningful story, Williams secretly places himself as the main character, Tom Wingfield, in the play. ...

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CatDog is an original animated show from Nickelodeon. It was created by Peter Hannan. The show revolves around Cat and Dog who share the same body, and although they are best friends/brothers, they have very different personalities. Cat is into Opera, cleanliness, money, and anything else that ...

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The Graduate

Mike Nichols’, The Graduate, produced in 1967 is based on a young college graduate who is unsure about his future. Ben Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) has recently graduated college, with his parents now expecting great things from him. At his "homecoming" party, Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), the wife ...

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Richard III

"A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!" exclaimed Richard knowing that he has been defeated in a battle, and is in need of a horse to flee. Richard III, the power-hungry younger brother of Edward IV king of England, longs to seize control of the throne, but he is far back in the line of ...

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Oedipus A Classic Tragic Hero

In the play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, Oedipus is a classic tragic hero. According to Aristotle's definition, Oedipus is a tragic hero because he is a king whose life falls apart when he finds out his life story. There are a number of characteristics described by Aristotle that identify a tragic ...

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Little Miss Underdog

Olive is an eccentric seven-year-old girl from the suburbs of Albuquerque, New Mexico whose dream is to be a beauty pageant queen. The only thing is that she is just an average girl; she wears glasses and is not up to beauty pageant standards. Throughout the movie, Olive is the happy member of her ...

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Forrest Gump

A white feather dances in the wind with the music gradually from soft to strong. In the blue sky the feather shining brightly seems like an angel. How wonderful and peaceful the world is! The film "Forrest Gump" begins with the beautiful scene. It is a good start. At last, the feather appears ...

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Oedipus versus Creon

John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States of America, once said: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader” (“Brainy Quotes”). In other words, when one can say that they have taken something positively useful from their ...

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Naked States Movie Review

The idiosyncrasies of photography are nothing new in my book, I happen to have a cameraphile (for lack of a better word) sister, who prides herself of having taken pictures of every little monument, statue or building she stumbles upon. Every time our family goes on a holiday on a new location, ...

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Mi Vida Loca

“When Mousie and me joined our gang, all the names were taken except Mousie and Sad Girl. Everyone said Maribel should be Mousie cuz she was so little. Sleepy said "No stupid because then we're gonna have to name Mona Sad Girl and she's not sad at all." Rascal said "Stupid , it don't matter." ...

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Gandhi Movie Review

Priti Agarwal Film Review – Gandhi 1. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. He was the pioneer of satyagraha—resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon ahimsa or total ...

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Swing Kids

The movie swing kids takes place in Hamburg, Germany. Swing kids thoroughly describes and shows what it was like during the days of Hitler. Main characters Peter, Thomas, and Arvid are all swing kids, and throughout the movie find themselves in some trouble that at the end results in death. ...

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All My Sons

This was my first play I have been to since I was in middle school when I had to go see Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This was the first play that got me into the theater. My thoughts going into this play was a bit skeptical because I did my research on the play and it didn’t seem to me like ...

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Black. White

Black. White. 1. I think that everyone has to realize that to a certain extent, rascism is human nature. The reactions of the six members of the two families were not exactly what I would have expected them to have been. I thought maybe Bruno could have been more open-minded about where race ...

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Fatal Attraction Alternate Ending

Anyone with a casual interest in film knows that sometimes a movie has more than one ending shot. Sometimes as an afterthought but most of the time after initial test screenings were greeted with negative reactions. Fatal Attraction is a classic example. In the original version Michael Douglas's ...

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Interactionist Perspective in Shrek

The movie Shrek has great examples of interactionist perspective. Interactionist perspective is a theory that views development as the result of an interaction between the organism and the environment, meaning that who you are is based on a stereotype. For example; the way you look, your race, ...

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1. Story Title: Precious 2. Author/Director: Lee Daniels 3. Number of pages/copyright date/release date/length of program/film: Released : November 20, 2009 Length: 109 minutes 4. The protagonist of the film is an overweight under taught Clairece Precious Jones. Precious is a 16 year old ...

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Cage Rhythm

Plays can be written to inspire an audience, make the audience laugh or tell a true story of real-life struggles people experience. When playwright Kia Corthron writes a play she takes another angle, she writes plays of true events and political issues that deeply impact the audience. According to ...

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American Beauty vs. US Media

Angela Hayes' character is a complex one. Her personal philosophy is one based on a repulsion toward the normal (the ordinary, as she refers to it), though her aspirations are not truly those of originality. She strives to ascertain the image of the irresistible, unignorable, woman--an image ...

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Dear John

Romantic love stories are told often but it is rare when you stumble upon a romantic love story such as Dear John. Not only does it capture your attention, it also keeps you on the edge of your seat. Dear John is an excellent movie depicting a romantic love story between a soldier and a young ...

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Revenge In Hamlet

"Hamlet" is perhaps William Shakespeare's most well known play and the theme of revenge is featured prominently in it. In fact, one could argue that revenge is the most important theme in this play. Not only is Hamlet seeking revenge, but also Fortinbras and later Laertes. Many of Shakespeare's ...

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Oppression To Women In Trifles

The first symbol that Glaspell uses to show that the highly stereotypical role women have can cause oppression to women and bring harm to men as well is through their names alone, Minnie. Minnie is deprived of many things once she marries John Wright and amongst those things is life in general. In ...

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Capote's In Cold Blood

Four members of the Clutter family were murdered in their Kansas home in the early 1960s. Truman Capote, on assignment, went to Kansas to interview the friends of the victims and, notably, the apprehended killers, Perry Smith and Dick Hickock. Smith and Hickock were hanged by the state. Capote’s ...

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The movie "Life" begins with an old inmate named Willie Long ,at the burial of his two friends who just recently died in a fire in the prison. Wille begins telling two young men by name of Heavy D and Bonz who work at the prison. Eddie Murphy as Ray Gibson and Martin Lawrence as Claude ...

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