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Demonstrative Communication PaperDemonstrative communication is in large the majority of how we communicate with others. The many forms of communication continue to change with all the technology that we use on a day-to-day basis, we tend to rely on this technology for our main form of communication. "We are witnessing a breathtaking evolution of new forms of digital communication. More than witnessing, we are facilitating it. All of this is unfolding so quickly that we do not have time to pause and reflect on what is happening." (Iskold, para. 11)Because of the increase in the use of technology, we lose the face-to-face communication that we are used to, where we can observe the receiver...
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Demonstrative Communication is a non-verbal form of communication. According to Types of Nonverbal Communication - 8 Major Nonverbal Behaviors, “a substantial portion of our communication is nonverbal” (Psychology, By Kendra Cherry). Non-verbal communication including body language, hand movement, head movement, avoiding eye contact, and the tone of voice.
Positively, non-verbal communication may be interpreted equally from culture to culture. As most forms of non-verbal communication transcends a smile, a hug, and most hand movements. However, touching someone on the shoulder or hand may exemplify somatic actions and send signals that may not be intended as, “a touch can be used to...
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Tameka FranklinDemonstrative Communication PaperAfter completing the career interests profiler and the competencies assessments, it helped me to become more assured about the career choice I have made. I gained a better understanding of my competencies and how I can use them in my current and future professional setting. My results from the career interest profiler assessment, was directly in the career fields that I have always had interest in. What I found to be most interesting about the results is that it gave me a list of different career choices that would be...
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Demonstrative communication describes nonverbal and unwritten communication. This communication can be conveyed through facial expressions, tone of voice and body language. How the message is received can vary greatly depending on these factors. As cited in Lavan (2009) “about 55% of interpersonal messages are conveyed nonverbally”.
A positive experience is one where all parties feel at ease. When people are comfortable they are more receptive to the message. A speech about a charity will garner more support if the audience feels good about the speaker. A presenter who is neatly dressed and speaks with a friendly upbeat voice is very appealing. Walking around the stage keeps the...
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The process of using sounds, signs, words, or behaviors to exchange information or to convey your thoughts and feelings with another person or group is communication (Quintanilla & Wahl, 2014). Demonstrative communication can send messages in a nonverbal and unwritten form of communication such as body language, tone of voice, and facial expressions that can have a positive or a negative result that effects an individual’s listening or response with the exchange of information. Society uses verbal communication as a main part of their lives, and demonstrative communication accentuates on the verbal communication.
Facial expressions, body language and tone of voice are a few nonverbal cues...
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Communication is the circulation of material via two people whereas one person is the
sender and the other is the receiver. The importance of communication is how the sender expresses
the intended message and how the receiver comprehends the material. Communication is an important
part of any affiliation whether business related or part of our personal lives. Any way you
communicate whether it is verbal, nonverbal, written, or visual communication certain things can
happen in the transmission phase that can make the presentation effective, ineffective, positive, or
negative. Listening and responding to the transmission of the message and its perspective or objective
will give both...
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An extremely important aspect of self-disclosure is the sharing of feelings. We all experience feelings such as happiness at an unexpected gift, sadness about the breakup of a relationship, or anger when we believe we have been taken advantage of. The question is whether to disclose such feelings, and if so, how. Self disclosure of feelings usually will be most successful not when feelings are withheld or displayed but when they are described. Let's consider each of these forms of dealing with feelings.WITHHOLDING FEELINGS:Withholding feelings--that is, keeping them aside and not giving any verbal or nonverbal clues to their existence--is generally an inappropriate means of dealing with...
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When having a meeting with young adults, keeping them interested is very important. It only takes one person to lose interest in the discussion to distract others.
The last meeting the adults and myself had with our young people took a lot of studying and planning. We wanted to have an open communication relationship with the young people. In this meeting, we wanted to communicate with them and also have them to communicate with us. We wanted to have their undivided attention. Watching their body language and body gestures, would let the speaker know if they are paying attention.
There are a few codes of nonverbal communication that we want to follow to have a...
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We were strangers from the beginningtormented by our differencewhich did not exist.(Betsy Warland)An important ingredient inherent in a successful mother-daughter relationship is balance. Like the scales of justice, maintaining equilibrium requires work. The special bond between mother and daughter is delicate and unlike any other relationship due to expectations of performance on behalf of both women. The female psyche is, characteristically, particular: each woman having a certain regiment making themselves unique. Ideals and behavior learned, possibly inherited, from others are two of many things which carve an individual's personality. It is these similarities and differences which often...
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Mirk's (2014) article “An Epic Feminist Edit-a-Thon Takes Aim at Wikipedia's Gender Gap”, featured in Bitch magazine, prompted an investigation on the interplay between gender and Web 2.0 platforms. According to this feature, there continues to be a significant lack of representation of female artists on Wikipedia and those women with entries are scantly described. On February 1, 2014 an international “Feminist Edit-a-Thon” was undertaken as a remedy to this gender bias. This contemporary issue of women's representation and contributions on sites, such as Wikipedia, thus provokes questions about the ways women engage with information technologies. To explore these issues, scholarship on...
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Play is a way for children to learn about their environment and how their interactions occur within, though play children develop resilience. However, some children may experience stressful occurrences during their existence and therefore, play can be often be restricted. Therefore, the play worker’s role in facilitating a child’s play is a crucial measure towards the child's development. Practitioners that work with children experience the skilfulness to prompt or even contribute to a child’s play, which is a principle constituent in therapeutic alliance. However, for those children mentioned above, what happens when play becomes nonexistent or deprived, then how do these children engage in...
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Play is a way for children to learn about their environment and how their interactions occur within, though play children develop resilience. However some children may experience stressful occurrences during their existence and therefore play can often be restricted. Therefore, the play worker’s role in facilitating the children’s play is a crucial measure towards the child's development. Professionals that work with children have the skilfulness to prompt or even contribute to children’s play, which can be a principle aspect of therapeutic alliance. However, for those children mentioned above, what happens when play becomes non-existent or deprived, then how do these children engage in...
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Since the early to mid 1800’s, music has been the most powerful vehicle of human expression. As the embodiment of love, disapproval, happiness, pain and experience, mainly life, music speaks to us because it comes from us. Everyone in the, paradigm of the human experience instinctively and systematically change the music of the past to represent the realities of the present. In this century, African American music, more specifically Soul music, has been the music that has brought to plain view evidences of our humanities – hope, hurt, joy and passion – in such a way that the world has no other choice than to feel its power and marvel in its brilliance. Although the first true...
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Social and political turmoil enveloped England in the mid 19th century and was a result of the increasingly unstable state of Europe at the time, and of the increase in communication and awareness with and of other cultures. Technological advancements in industry and design bombarded the nation and the English reaction to these massive changes was a mixture of apprehensive enthusiasm and rejection thereof. The revolutions of 1848 impacted England greatly, although comparatively indirectly. The reign of Queen Victoria commenced in 1837 and this age, the Victorian age, became one of adamant historicism and revivalism. Socially, as a result of the consistently increasing industry at the time,...
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Technological improvement has gone hand-in-hand with the growth of English and change the way we communicate and learn. Moreover, the way of teaching English has also been modified from time to time as information are easily gathered and shared from all over the world. The widespread of internet, e-mail and others, is beneficial for English educators as the accessibility to teaching sources, media, techniques, methods, and assessments are abundant and can be easily gathered from anywhere at anytime. Since traditional way of teaching has been viewed to be irrelevant with recent improvements of technology of information and communication (Suryadi, 2008), educators are encouraged...
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Over thousands of years language has evolved and continued to develop to what we know it as today. Throughout the years, it has been studied how we learn language and the benefits of learning it as well as the deficits of not learning it. While studying language it is important to consider the language acquisition device, language acquisition support system, and Infant-Directed and Adult-Directed Speech. Not only is it important to learn language in general, but there are specific sensitive periods in which a human must learn the language in order to obtain developmental milestones. The sensitive period is also crucial when learning a second language and can greatly affect the human...
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ABSTRACTThe primary intention of the research offered in this paper was to examine four human resource management (HRM) practices. The paper first exhibits the height of variation in the field with respect to HRM models. The paper then goes on to observe significant human resource tendencies that have congealed over the past year. These tendencies will carry on presenting both challenges and opportunities for the Human Resource and Human Resource Information System professional over the next decade. It further elaborates on the principal challenges faced by managers in managing people today. The paper concludes with a debate on the authority of Human Resource models, which further displays...
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An Analysis of Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway
Somewhere within the narrative of Mrs. Dalloway, there seems to lie what could be understood as a restatement - or, perhaps, a working out of - the essentially simple, key theme or motif found in Woolf's famous feminist essay A Room of One's Own. Mrs. Dalloway does in fact possess "a room of her own - " and enjoys an income (or the use of an income) that is at least "five hundred a year - " (Room: 164). But most importantly, Clarissa Dalloway also deals with ways of working out female economic necessity, personal space, and the manifestation of an "artistic" self-conception. That this perceived "room" of her famous essay can also serve as a...
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Jamaican Patois and the Power of Language in Reggae Music
Creole languages are found all over the world on every continent. When two or more languages come into contact to form a new language a Creole language is born. Some type of human "upheaval" that forces people to find a way to communicate, without using their own languages, stimulates the creation of a Creole language. In the case of Creole languages in the Caribbean, the "upheaval" is the past history of slavery. Most Creole languages are based on one language. In Jamaica the African slaves were thrown into a situation where the only common means of communication was English, or at least broken English, therefor...
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Is Aeneas a Good Warrior?
'I sing of arms and of the man, fated to be an exile', begins Virgil, and it is on precisely the issue of this man of arms that critical debate in recent years has tended to centre. Scholars continue to disagree on whether or not Aeneas is presented as a good soldier, although the question itself is certainly far from black and white, complicated by the culturally relative nature of terms such as 'conflict' and 'courage', as well as by the rather oblique definition that 'good' itself holds. In this essay I will attempt to resolve these complexities and ambiguities by juxtaposing Aeneas against the Roman and Homeric ideals of the warrior, exemplified by...
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The Republic of Ireland consists of twenty-six counties and is located on the island of Ireland, along with Northern Ireland. Ireland is a parliamentary democracy, made up of three branches of government: the executive branch, the legislative branch and the judicial branch. The executive branch consists of the President, who is mostly there for ceremonial purposes, the Prime Minister, who is the head of the government, and the Deputy Prime Minister. The legislative branch consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate and the Judicial Branch consists of the Chief Justice and seven other judges.
This paper goes over a brief look into the Republic of Ireland’s...
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Astrology is the science of certain cryptic relationsbetween the celestial bodies and terrestrial life. It isconsidered an art and a practical science. It lays no claim tobe what used to be called an exact science, but studies certainpredispositions or tendencies in human life, which are sometimesindicated so clearly that they become virtual certainties. Thepossible uses of astrology are endless and may be used to avariety of means.Since the days of the Chaldeans, it was known that the sun,moon, and planets followed similar paths, the zodiac. It is azone of the celestial sphere that extends from 8.5 degrees oneither side if the path of the sun. As a primitive calendar, thezodiacal belt was...
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The Monkey's Paw and The Red Room
During the time of the 19th century that "The Monkey's Paw" and "The
Red Room" were written, many unusual events occurred and which could
not be answered or explained because science and human minds had not
developed enough to answer questions or prove any unusual events that
occurred. The society would try to come up with answers and
explanations to the paranormal events that occurred. In some cases,
they were able to come up with answers, which in our time we would
think are incorrect and idiotic because we all ready know the answers
to a lot of them. In addition, the society in the 19th century was
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AMERICAN MILITARY UNIVERSITYRHODESIAN TACTICAL AIR EMPLOYMENTA TERM PAPER SUBMITTED TO PROFESSOR STANLEY D. M. CARPENTERFOR THE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS OF AMASTER OF ARTS DEGREE IN HISTORYAW 504 AIR WAR IN SOUTHEAST ASIABYLT COL STEVEN W. SHEAJULY 17, 2008In the wake of the Second World War, the British Empire was still geographically the largest empire in history, but its shattered economy and lack of national will to fight to hold onto its colonies contributed to a rapid retreat from its imperial glory. Dominion status, which effectively amounted to independence, dated from 1867 with the British North America Act that created responsible government in Canada. In 1934, the Statute of...
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AbstractThiѕ rеѕеаrch pаpеr ѕеrvеѕ to impаrt findingѕ thаt hаvе not yеt bееn rеcordеd in thiѕ contеxt in Unitеd Kingdom. Drаmаthеrаpy iѕ а rеlаtivеly nеw fiеld of thеrаpy in thе rеgion. Nonе of thе rеgiѕtеrеd drаmаthеrаpiѕtѕ in thiѕ country hаvе choѕеn to focuѕ on thе tаrgеt group of thiѕ ѕpеcific ѕtudy -...
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Governance is concerned with the conduct of conduct. It implies neither the direct control of a monolithic state nor a singular individual acting entirely autonomously. Governance differs from social control in that it allows for a fluid illustration of how power operates not on the individual but through the individual, not as control but as facilitator. Governance works through a variety of institutions and authorities to align the choices of individuals with those of experts. By making choices from those made available by experts individuals end up seeking compliance. ... the expert is someone whose work consists in judging an individual's situation in accordance with reason and hence in...
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Postmodernism and The Simpsons
Intertextuality, Hyperreality and Critique of Metanarratives
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Björn Erlingur Flóki Björnsson
This essay offers a postmodernist reading of the popular television program The
Simpsons, with special regard to the postmodern theories of intertexuality, hyperreality,
and metanarratives. Before delving into The Simpsons, some major theoretical aspects of
postmodernism in aesthetic production are outlined. Three of the most prominent
theorists of postmodernism - Lyotard, Baudrillard and...
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SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS FOR GOOD WILL HUNTING
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Helpful Background Additional Discussion Questions: Subjects (Curriculum Topics) Social-Emotional Learning Moral-Ethical Emphasis (Character Counts) Additional Assignments Other Sections: Links to the Internet Selected Awards & Cast
Helpful Background: Attachment Theory Applied to "Good Will Hunting" Will Hunting has a classic attachment disorder. Abused as a child, he has trouble developing meaningful and appropriate relationships with adults and women. His only friends are among a group of young men his own age who cannot begin to compete with his intelligence. He has no empathy for people outside his close group of...
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Human Cloning and Congress
Recent months have seen news of biotech advances all along the front: cloned cats, artificial wombs, nascent human-animal hybrids, genetic selection of embryos for implantation, fetal-tissue manipulation--and on, and on, nearly every day bringing some news item about the technology that is redefining what it means to be human. The question is, do we want this redefinition? And this essay attempts to answer this pressing question.
Like a giant jigsaw puzzle as each piece is put in place, the picture of the brave new world of eugenic biotechnology is coming clear, and it is an ugly and frightening picture of designed descendants, commodified body...
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For centuries, man has been genetically modifying everything from food to dogs by using a process called selective breeding. This process takes the best of what you have and makes more of it, or mixes the best of one with the best of another to see what happens. Even though this process is relatively refined, it is still subject to trial and error. Today’s cloning technology allows scientists to identify the genetic quality that they want to reproduce and insert it directly into a plant or animal, effectively eliminating the trial and error phase of selective breeding. Regulating cloning, or worse, banning it altogether, would limit the progress of scientific advancement...
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A Marxist Reading of Coriolanus
One popular dissecting instrument of any Shakespearean character is the modern tool of psychoanalysis. Many of Shakespeare's great tragic heroes-Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, and Othello, to name a few-have all been understood by this method of plying back and interpreting the layers of motivation and desire that constitute every individual. Add to this list Shakespeare's Roman warrior Coriolanus. His strong maternal ties coupled with his aggressive and intractable nature have been ideal fodder for modern psychoanalytic interpretation. This interpretation, however, falls within a larger, political context. For despite the fact that Coriolanus is a...
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DeVere or Shakespeare?
Abstract: The debate over the legitimacy of the authorship of Shakespearean works has been disputed for centuries. While many scholars have held beliefs that Shakespeare's works have been written by figures such as Christopher Marlowe, Francis Bacon, William Stanley, and others, the most heated debate today is between William Shakespeare and Edward DeVere, the Earl of Oxford. Each side of this debate has many followers, the Stratfordians, or those who claim Shakespeare to be the true author, and the Oxfordians who believe that true credit should go to DeVere. My paper, far from being a complete analysis of the possibilities of Shakespearean authorship,...
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The Character of Lena Lingard in My Antonia
Lena Lingard is the best example of a non-domestic central character which appears amidst the domesticity of My Ántonia. Often the sections which feature Lena instead of Ántonia are seen as confusing divergences from the plot line of a novel that purports to be about the woman named in the title. However, since Lena appears in the novel almost as often as Ántonia, and more often than any other character except Jim, she is a central character. Lena is a working woman who refuses to accept the constraints society places upon her. Even when society predicts that by becoming a dressmaker instead of marrying she will fail and become a...
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Coppola's Adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula
The legendary creature Dracula has mesmerized readers and viewers for nearly a century. In Bram Stoker's masterpiece, Dracula, the infamous monster affects each reader in a different way. Some find the greatest fear to be the sacrilegious nature of his bloodsucking attacks, while others find themselves most afraid of Dracula's shadow-like omnipresent nature. The fascination with Dracula has assimilated into all parts of society. Dracula can now be seen selling breakfast cereals, making appearances on Sesame Street, and on the silver screen. Countless film adaptations of Stoker's original novel have been undertaken by the some of the...
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Coppola's Interpretation of Dracula as a Love Story
The protagonist and story of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula have been widely interpreted and adapted in films throughout many years. Despite almost a century of time since the initial publication, Dracula has maintained its ability to frighten and mesmerize readers. Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula; however, utilizes the erotic romance of the original novel in order to depict a tragic love story. The film accurately follows the general plot of the novel, yet presents the characters in a unique manner that provides for a different appreciation of the characters.
Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of Stoker's...
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Little Freedom of Expression
Freedom of expression, like the air we breathe, is a luxury that most people in western civilization take for granted. I know I certainly took it for granted when I was in the twelfth grade, and that presumption almost got me expelled. In Cornwall, Ontario this last December the idea of freedom of speech did more than get a young man expelled. He was forced to spend the better part of a month, including Christmas, New Year's Eve, and his sixteenth birthday in jail. Finally there is the case of the former mayor of Mukingo in Ruhengeri Prefecture, Juvenal Kejelijeli, who is desperately fighting deportation to face charges for his "freedom of expression,"...
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The Psychology of the Serpent in D.H. Lawrence's 'Snake'
Less than 17% of the world's snakes are poisonous and less than half of these are dangerous to man. The risk of death as a result of snakebite is, in fact, lower than the risk of being struck by lightning (Pinney 138). Nonetheless, cross-culturally and throughout the world, the snake is an object of fascination, fear, and respect for humankind. The serpent is a source of symbolic speculation, as it appears in myth, dream, literature, and religion. In nature or otherwise, "it is impossible to approach the creature innocently" (Morgenson 3). As D.H. Lawrence's poem, "Snake", suggests, the snake's invoked power in not a result...
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The Subtle Truth of Jane Eyre
The role of a woman in Victorian England was an unenviable one. Social demands and personal desires were often at cross-purposes. This predicament was nothing new in the 19th century, yet it was this period that would see the waters begin to stir in anticipation of the cascading changes about to shake the very foundation of an empire on the brink of global colonization and industrialization. The question of what role women would play in this transformation came to the forefront.
Charlotte Brontë's female bildungsroman, Jane Eyre, attempts to spotlight many of the issues of the "woman question" facing this period and to draw a balance...
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An Analysis of Communism
Different forms of government have existed through the ages, including capitalism, monarchy, socialism, dictatorship, and theocracy. Communism is a government that developed in the early nineteen hundreds. The theory of communism is to create a government under which all people are equal. Communism hasn't achieved its goal to make all people equal.
The leaders of communist nations have shown an insatiable desire for power. They take what the workers produce and give back only what is necessary (Orwell 10). Purges took place in communist governments under the leadership of dictators such as Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong. Under Stalin's rule...
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The Death of Communism
The United States longest and bloodiest war was the Vietnam War, which was fought from 1959 until 1975.(Communist Manifesto 1) In this war 57,685 Americans were killed, and their were over 2 million Vietnamese deaths.(Communist Manifesto 3) One of the main causes of the war was a commonly held American belief called the Domino Theory. This theory stated that if the U.S. allowed one country to fall to communism, those around it would fall, and then those around it, eventually taking over the whole world. However, the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 allows to approach communism in a new light.
The Communist Manifesto has three sections. The first is an...
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A Clockwork Orange is Not Obscene
Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange describes a horrific world in an apathetic society has allowed its youth to run wild. The novel describes the senseless violence perpetrated by teens, who rape women and terrorize the elderly. The second part of the novel describes how the protagonist, Alex, is "cured" by being drugged and then forced to watch movies of atrocities. The novel warns against both senseless violence and senseless goodness - of the danger of not being allowed to choose between good and evil.
Though attacked as obscene in Orem, Utah in 1973, the book does not meet the legal definition of obscenity. While it contains...
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Shedding Fear in Invisible Man
Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison explores the issues of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness through the protagonist; Invisible Man. Invisible Man is not giving a name. Ellison explores how unalienable rights cannot be obtained without freedom from the obstacles in life - especially from one's own fears.
Several major characters affect the protagonist. One of the major characters is Dr. Bledsoe, who is the president of the school. Dr. Bledsoe had a major effect on the main character, because the Protagonist idolizes him. "He was every thing that I hope to be," (Ellison 99), but the Dr. Bledsoe degrades him when we says "Why, the...
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There are many types of dreams and many interpretations of those dreams. Dreams of power... of glory... of the past and the present... but none are as vivid as those that are found in Ralph Ellison's novel, Invisible Man.
The dreams start occurring in the very beginning of Invisible Man. In the infamous "Reefer Dream", IM talks about a dream he had after he used narcotics. In this bizarre dream, IM hears a speech on "the blackness of black", is assaulted by the son of a former slave, and is run over by a speeding machine. All of this occurs while listening to "What Did I Do To Be So Black and Blue?"(pgs 9-12). This is one of the most significant dreams in the book.
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Comparing Power and Freedom in Invisible Man and Notes From Underground
The quest for power is an endless one for humanity. Countless tales of greed, strife, and triumph stem from this common ambition. Similarly, men universally seek freedom, a privilege entitling an individual to make independent decisions and express personal opinion. Exploration of the connection between these two abstract concepts remains a topic of interest, especially in the works of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man and Fyodor Dostoevsky's Notes From Underground. Two distinct definitions of "power" exist: one deals with societally defined power, generally represented by wealth, leadership, and authority...
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The Significance of Mr. Norton and Fate in Invisible Man
In his novel Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison has developed the invisible man by using the actions of other characters. Through his prophecy, Mr. Norton has secured the destiny of the narrator, himself, and all persons in the novel. Mr. Norton forebodes that the narrator will determine his fate, but Mr. Norton doesn't realize that the fate determined is universal: that every being is invisible and without this knowledge, people are blinded by their own invisibility. The narrator is able to come to terms with this self-realization at the end of the end of the novel, and by doing so, he has become an individual and a free man of...
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The Misunderstood Message of Aime Cesaire's A Tempest
A Tempest, by Aime Cesaire, has been the center of controversy for over twenty years now. The argument is not concerning whether the play has substance, or whether its themes are too racy; the criticism is about its parallel to another work. The work in question is that of The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Cesaire has been bluntly accused of mirroring, misrepresenting, and misinterpreting Shakespeare's last play. I challenge these critics to research Cesaire and his works, rather than pick apart this most insightful play. It is pertinent to understand a few key ideas when examining A Tempest because Cesaire was not...
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Comparing the Leadership Abilities of Odysseus in Odyssey and Aeneas in Aeneid
These two heroes have embarked from the same destination but on very different journeys. Whilst they are both Iliadic heroes at the start of their stories, they develop and adapt their manner towards the characteristics required of them to succeed. Before we judge them, it is necessary to determine our definition of a successful leader. A hero from the Iliad must be "a speaker of words and one who is accomplished in action", according to the horseman Phoinix (Iliad.9.413). A leader must have these primary qualities then, as he must lead by example, but to create the ideal we must add to this. The leader...
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Compare and Contrast the Divine Machinery of the Odyssey and the Aeneid
The Aeneid is a poem of Fate, which acts as an ever-present determinant, and as such Aeneas is entirely in the hands of destiny. The unerring and inexorable passage of fate, assisted by the Gods' intervention, is impossible to prevent and its path does create many victims along the way, who are expendable for Rome to be created. In the Aeneid, mortals suffer, no matter what they do or how good a life they lead and they are unable to rely on the Gods for assistance. However, the Odyssey is a poem of morality, where the good are exulted and the bad are punished ("The blessed gods don't like wicked acts. Justice...