Have you ever seen the photograph of the six men putting up "Old Glory" on the island of Iwo Jima? The book Flags of Our Fathers tells about the lives of these men, from when they were first born to when they became our nation's heroes. The battle of Iwo Jima was a terrible battle that killed a lot of United States Marines, but finally ended with a victory for the United States of America.
Six young Marines raised the replacement flag at Iwo Jima. They were six very different men,...VIEW DOCUMENT
The experimental works of Michael Snow and other experimental film-makers require the viewer to be of a certain intellect. The films to be fully understood and appreciated should be placed within the context of art history, and more specifically modernism.
Michael Snow is one of the best film-makers in his league. He is one of the worlds two most highly acclaimed experimental film-makers alongside Stan Brakhage.
Michael Snow is not only a film-maker but he is also a highly accomplished visual...VIEW DOCUMENT
How important is performance space to performance?
The question of performance space's importance in conveying meaning and guiding audience response is complicated. First we must define the term "performance space". In a broader sense, it can refer to venue, which in the case of site-specific artists such as Shunt, means performance space is indeed central to the construction and context of meaning. Venues also come with their own sets of conventions and coding, which may alter the reading of a performance. On a smaller scale, it is a defining of areas between audience and performer, therefore having a more proxemics based analysis.
There is a tendency...VIEW DOCUMENT
Amy Asher AS Poetry Mrs Lawrence
What connections have you found between the ways in which Duffy and Pugh write about social problems? In your response, you must include detailed critical discussion of at least two of Duffy's poems.
Education for Leisure, ridicules the government and education. Writing during the 1980's employment rates were exceedingly high and Duffy talks of society in a critical way. Another poem by Duffy, Making Money, is a poem by Carol Ann Duffy...VIEW DOCUMENT
The film "Mississippi Burning", directed by Alan Parker, is a film that represents severe conflict between the African American population and the White American population in Mississippi during the 1960s. This conflict, however, is especially emphasised through the relationships between White American characters. The relationship between the Jessup County Authorities and the FBI agents depict significant conflict in two main ways. Firstly, the Jessup County Authorities don't agree with the FBI's aims to 'integrate' the south, and secondly, the Jessup County Authorities are extremely racist whereas the FBI are...VIEW DOCUMENT
An ordinary day
"Walter Mitty, I've been expecting you." A gentle old mans voice came roaring through a cloud of thick white smoke. A harp coincided with the voice and sounded as though it was a music band consisting of the voice and the harp. The voice of the harp was beautiful playing on the emotion of every human that came in contact with it. Walter couldn't see anyone talking, the smoke was a blanket covering every square inch around Walter, "G-d is that you?" Walter asked curiously. "Listen, don't talk." The gentle old man boomed. "I need your help Walter. I want you to free the Jewish people from...VIEW DOCUMENT
In the film Spellbound, there are many themes that are may seem evident, and then there are those which are underlying, but just as significant. One palpable premise is the levels of intensity in terms of support, studying, and the general environment from the parents. For example, Neil had a very concentrated father who was constantly involved in preparing his son for theVIEW DOCUMENT
What's eating Gilbert Grape? is a dramatic, feature film produced by renowned Swedish director, Lasse Hallstrom. This adaptation from the novel by Peter Hedges follows a short chain of events that leads to the grim realization of the main character's dead-end life. With the help of the town visitor, Gilbert Grape rises from his oppressed state to live for himself as well as for those he is left to care for, including his retarded brother, Arnie, and his grossly overweight mother.
The setting of the town of Endora (pop. 1041) suits...VIEW DOCUMENT
Foreign exchange or FOREX, is the financial market in which participants are able to buy, sell, exchange, and speculate on currencies. Foreign exchange markets are made up of banks, commercial companies, central banks, investment management firms, hedge funds, and retail FOREX brokers and investors. The FOREX market is considered to be the largest financial market in the world.
Currency markets are large and liquid; they are believed to be the most efficient financial markets. It is important to realize that the foreign exchange market is not a single exchange, but is constructed of a...VIEW DOCUMENT
"Some were vomiting as they walked. Many were naked or in shreds of clothing. On some undressed bodies, the burns had made patterns of undershirt straps and suspenders and, on the skin of some women, the shapes of flowers they had had on their kimonos. Many, although injured themselves, supported relatives who were worse off. Almost all had their heads bowed, looked straight ahead, were silent, and showed no expression whatever".VIEW DOCUMENT
The novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, is a great success. People from all over the world are crazy about it. Due to the popularity of the novel, a film was produced in correspondence to the literacy text. In this essay, the matters of form and techniques used in the novel and its film adaptation will be compared and contrasted.
Novel and film creates different impact on people. Reading of the...VIEW DOCUMENT
The representation of certain groups of Australians in film does to some extent reflect wider social attitudes. The extent of the truth in these representations is obtainable in Japanese Story made in 2003 and mostly set in the outback of Western Australia and Sunday too Far Away, also set in Australia but made in the 70's. Both Australian films construct representations of Australian women that do, to some extent, reflect...VIEW DOCUMENT
Write about a time when you experienced a serious clash of loyalties.
I have never been so emotionally pained for my entire life. Sara and I were friends since primary. We immediately clicked. We shared interests, hobbies, and developed a deep trust and loyalty for one another. I shared my most sacred thoughts and secrets with her and she did the same with me. We went places together. We hung out together. We enjoyed being around each other. It was the kind of close life-long friendship which is very rare to find these days.
But one day, Sara called me and said, "I do not want you to contact me for any reason for the foreseeable future. Nor will I contact...VIEW DOCUMENT
MY AFGHAN HOUND STORY
This is a very strange story of my life and it all started with my obsession with Afghan hounds. Not so long ago I saw an Afghan hound and I wanted to cry, because I wanted a dog like that very badly. I knew that I would never be able to have a dog like that, but one day I decided to order myself an Afghan hound. It all started like this:
I saw an advertisement in an overseas magazine. This advertisement was about a man who takes orders from people who wants dogs from certain countries. Then he goes to that specific country to collect the dog for you and then he sends the puppy to your country where the puppy can have a loving home.
I phoned...VIEW DOCUMENT
Bravery. It's a word associated with the ability to stand up for yourself or the determination to take risks. So basically, no one would ever say that about me because I am a person who doesn't really care enough to stand up for myself or determined enough to take risks. I just go with whatever else is happening in my life and never step out of my established, little circle. Why should I? I like the way I am without taking risks or having to defend myself against or for anything. Staying where I am, who I am without all the anticipation, suspension, or excitement caused by and corresponding to bravery is fine with me. But without taking risks in your life, people call you boring,...VIEW DOCUMENT
When does life have no purpose?
David Fincher's Fight Club is a narrated movie that explains the journey of the narrator's mid-life crisis; the movie begins with the ending scene, a microscopic view of a gun inside of the narrator's mouth. All of the particles and germs are very visible to give the viewer an idea of what to expect. This scene suggests a dirty, winding, and emotional journey that the narrator will take. The narrator at first finds himself with insomnia. At the same time he is obsessed with...VIEW DOCUMENT
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Dear miss Kinnian
I am writing to express my views about Charlie Gordon and the intelligence enhancing process also to give me a better understanding about the whole ordeal.
I see your approach to helping disabled people I would tell by reading certain chapters in the book that you were passionate about your work and liked helping your students, judging buy Charlie Gordon's mentality that you really cared and showed great affection and...VIEW DOCUMENT
Imaginative journeys are a great importance to one's life as it is a key that holds the experience to gain knowledge of self and one's place in the universe. There are several texts which explore this concept, such as "Frost at Midnight" and "Kubla Khan" written by Samuel Coleridge as well as Victor Kelleher's book cover of his novel "The Ivory Trail". All...VIEW DOCUMENT
During my interview of Marco at the police station I found that things had changed since Eddie had first come to see me. Apart from the fact that the were mixed emotions towards his actions that evening I found that Catherine had seemed to disown him. She said 'To hell with Eddie!' which shocked and saddened me; to find that for all the love and protection he had given her, she seemed not thankful for any of it. Marco's stubbornness to his cause - that old Italian trait of honour and revenge. We nearly couldn't persuade him that all we needed to get him out of there was his promise. I asked him several times and Catherine...VIEW DOCUMENT
Today Demi Moore is as well known for her fabulous figure, daring "Vanity Fair" cover photos, and much-publicized 2000 split from husband Bruce Willis as for her films. However, the husky-voiced actress who rose from a troubled upbringing to stardom has toiled successfully behind the scenes, as a producer of the hits Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and its sequelVIEW DOCUMENT
John Doe English 101 Dr. Smith October 29, 2001 You Cannot Have a Party Without Bacardi Bacardi rum is notorious for making alcohol look like a necessity. A number of the company's advertisements feature an upper class group of men and women drinking at a party. Bacardi advertisements often seem to be giving off the message "We're rich, so lets get drunk." The ad also gives viewers the feeling that they cannot really compare to the group that the ad portrays unless they drink Bacardi. The main groups that Bacardi is trying to appeal to is middle-aged, upper class men and women. In most Bacardi ads,...VIEW DOCUMENT
War is a word used to describe slaughter, economical collapse and political conflict. War retained its household name as being controversial; however, war engaged the world as an audience whilst those involved sung the horrific opera of enmity. It was the year 1939 where the world was plagued by war, where countless of people died, but the egression of aspiring poets and linguists. The Second World War was the defining catastrophe of the 20th century; one that incorporated the entire world; each nation had their own reasons why they continued to fight. Artists during the war were responsible for creating...VIEW DOCUMENT
Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" (1960) a film about the story of Marion Crane, her adventure of how she disappears after stealing $40 000 and is then murdered by a mysterious figure at the Bates Hotel. As an investigation into her murder is opened, twists surprise the viewer until the climatic ending. Through the use of camera angles,VIEW DOCUMENT
The film "About a boy" by the Weitz-Brothers is about a boy who has got social problems in school and at home and a man who gets involved in the life of the boy and finally helps him and at the same time himself to get along better in life.
Will, Hugh Grant, has got nothing serious to do in his life. He lives of the money the song of his father makes. His...VIEW DOCUMENT
The Magical Eraser
In a time after ours, science had evolved, far beyond our farthest dreams. A lot was discovered. Most of what you have come to know has been proven wrong. The most memorable issue is Cancer. There were merely only two types of real cancer. Phy and M.e.n.t. The thinking of having cancer, the most prodminent one, caused m.e.n.t. cancer. The second was Phy, caused by radiation, sent to earth from the sun. It turns out that Plutonium and Uranium were only reacting with the photons bonded to the UV rays being sent from the sun. Our world was a replica of yours. An exact replica. Opposite...VIEW DOCUMENT
ACLU of Illinois Sues Justice Department and Homeland Security Officials over Failure to Release Racial Profiling Data
The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois asked a federal court to order the release of data that will help the public determine whether federal law enforcement agencies are engaged in racial profiling. On June 9,1999 the president then-President Bill Clinton, ordered "Fairness in Law Enforcement: Data Collection" which mandates collection of data regarding contacts between Law...VIEW DOCUMENT
A moral dilemma involves a situation in which someone has only two courses of action available, and each requires performing an action that is morally wrong. A moral dilemma that can be witnessed or experienced in a neighborhood, school, or home is that of racism. Race issues are so important and so many in American society that they seem almost required. Some people feel that being a Caucasian person is a direct symbol of superiority among the other races. These individuals are the ones who respond to people of color differently, which leads to verbal or physical violence amongst a group.
Just as one...VIEW DOCUMENT
Comedies often contain satirical elements. How far do you think that Educating Rita can be seen as a satire?
Comedies can often use satire to achieve their purpose, which is to make their play humorous. Satire contains many different language features and which criticize or ridicule an individual's behavioural flaws. Sarcasm, irony...VIEW DOCUMENT
World In A Child's Eyes
When this reality
Was flooded with immorality,
Nothing good's left,
I saw a child wept.
Upon the firmament he gaze
With his conscience in haze,
In the child's innocent eyes
Gone, the reflection of the clear blue sky,
It's the Dawn of darkness of injustice and lie.VIEW DOCUMENT
Have you ever had a feeling you had found the answers to life? For a slight moment in my life, I did. It was a feeling no person or object could make me feel. To me, it was an enlightening experience I will never forget. It left me with morals and values that will stay with me for the rest of my life.
Two years ago, I went to a three day retreat that was required for Catholic Catechism. To be honest, I was reluctant to really go anywhere at the time. This was the very last thing I wanted to do during summer. I would complain to my mom even as I was packing my things. I told her, "You don't care about me. You always compare me to other kids. I don't see why this damn...VIEW DOCUMENT
Describe a lesson you have either taught or attended. Note down the participants, the activities undertaken, the learning outcomes, the interaction, the materials used and classroom organization.
The learner group consisted of sixteen adult students (one woman and fifteen men), all with asylum or refugee status. The learning level was pre-beginners and the location was an offsite campus of the City College where only refugees and asylum seekers were being taught English from teachers working for the government funded Basic...VIEW DOCUMENT
Have you ever read a story, and were so intrigued that you wish you were the main character so that you could change the way they reacted to certain things? I have, and when I read "Footfalls" I found myself doing that very thing. "Footfalls" was written by Wilbur Daniel Steele, an amazing author who really knows how to capture the reader's attention and involve them in the story. In the story, a man named Boaz Negro is against Campbell Wood because Wood killed Boaz's last living son. In this paper, I will...VIEW DOCUMENT
Born in 1939, Wayson Choy experienced his childhood in Vancouver's Chinatown. He soon became interested in literature and attended the University of British Columbia, where he became the first writer of Chinese-ancestry to study creative writing. Moving to Toronto in 1962, Choy eventually became a teacher at the Humber School for Writers from 1967 to 2004. His first novel, The Jade Peony...VIEW DOCUMENT
Dear Paolo Speranza, I am Lucia Pante, the wife of Giuseppe Lima and the mother of Julius, Giorgio and Isabella. I was born in Possagno, northern Italy in 1929.I spent my childhood there and in Genoa for the rest of my time in Italy. There was not much left for people in Italy after WWII, Australia was seen as a country of opportunities that would provide us with a better life. This was the reason as to why we decided to move here and also our impression of the country. As part of the assisted migration scheme, our fares were already taken care of. We had packed two big trunks to take our belongings for our new life in Australia. Apart from clothes, we also brought things relating to our...VIEW DOCUMENT
This is an essay on the changes and developments of Katarina Stratford throughout the course of the film
Over the course of the film "Ten Things I Hate about You" both Katarina Stratford and Patrick Verona's characters have changed and developed due to the situations and experiences that both have...VIEW DOCUMENT
"Raw", written by Scott Monk is a depiction of the effects of the institution, both positive and negative. Society and all aspects of our lives can be classified as a system or an institution. Institutions impose rules and regulations for which individuals are expected to conform to, usually unwillingly as they don't wish to face the consequences. There always are however, those who choose to rebel. This results in both positive and negative effects that are brought about through the institution. The institution aims to reform the delinquents in order to make them fully functional and productive members of society....VIEW DOCUMENT
I am from australia and in my final couple of weeks of highschool. I wrote this oral as my last piece of assessment for english. I got a B+ for it. Recommended changes: australian spelling to american (watch out for the misplacement of "s" instead of "z". BIBLIOGRAPHY INCLUDED.
When I was asked to come here and speak today about someone who I found inspirational or motivating - I was stumped. I scouted around until someone mentioned; Audrey Hepburn. I abruptly halted and thought to myself she's just an actress with a classic image. However I was...VIEW DOCUMENT
Opening a can of worms can be somehow tricky. If opened improperly, you can easily cut your fingers, get mud thrown in your face, or drop the can and spend numerous hours trying to pick up the tiny fidgety things. When confronting the public school officials with a difficult issue in education, you can encounter similar problems. Just mentioning a topic, controversial or not, as the one of religion in the classrooms, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), etc. can be hazardous. If you state an opinion or a disagreement, you might find yourself...VIEW DOCUMENT
The greatest gift is one that comes from the heart. In my case, this statement applies in a very literal manner. The greatest gift of my life was receiving three pints of blood from an emergency volunteer donor. This event took place shortly after receiving life-threatening gunshot wounds to the torso one afternoon in Compton, California. It was at a nearby hospital where I received my blood transplant which saved my life. This is truly the best gift I have ever received, and I am so...VIEW DOCUMENT
Nuclear War Have you ever thought about nuclear war and how it affects your everyday life? In a madder of minutes large parts of are country can be taken out by nuclear bombs. Nuclear consists of many different types of nuclear artillery and, many types of planes and submarines. Also it consists of many effects, accidents, and a history of attacks. These aspects of nuclear war range far from any other type of war.
First, are the types of artillery in nuclear war. One kind of artillery would be the Redstone (SSM-A-14) medium range ballistic missile. This missile is 69 feet long. The weight is 61,346...VIEW DOCUMENT
There used to be a time, when the world once offered various kinds of free play to children, they once had access to the world at large; whether it was streets, alleys, or forests, where they were able to interact with the natural world without restriction. Today the lives of children are more structured and supervised. Concerns for safety and with modern housing offering limited or no outdoor play spaces keep children away from natural experiences. When children have free time, it is more often than not spent in front of the television or computers. If children aren't at home they are in schools. Unfortunately school environments are situated in grounds which are uninviting, sterile and...VIEW DOCUMENT
A Masquerading Friend in Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" In her short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Joyce Carol Oates weaves a story of deception, tragedy and even heroism when the protagonist, Connie, lets herself be abducted by Arnold Friend in order to keep her family safe. Arnold seems to be young and tall when Connie first meets him, but it soon becomes apparent that he is neither young nor tall. For many reasons, Arnold is not what he seems to be. So who or what is Arnold Friend? To close in on the answer...VIEW DOCUMENT
Changing self is an important aspect to change and it is the focus of this speech. Changing self is when someone becomes different, or the result of someone becoming different. By the end of my speech I would have spoken about and discussed the movie "About a Boy" directed by Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz, and the poem "The Door", composed by Miroslav Holav.
Firstly I would like to discuss what changes took place in the movie "About a Boy". The main character in the movie is Marcus, who undergoes the process of change....VIEW DOCUMENT
Someone is out one night, all alone, walking his dog when an alien spaceship flies over and abducts him. He finds himself lying on a table, above him is a large alien fellow explaining his current situation. The gist of it is that young alien larvae are being implanted into his intestines, where they will grow until they are strong enough to survive on their own. Eventually, they will be shat out by way of his anus, into the toilet, where they will travel through the sewers and into other humans' latrines. Then the larvae will implant themselves into many other unsuspecting humans via their poopchutes, and that is where the larvae will multiply. When their numbers are great enough, the...VIEW DOCUMENT