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Soulless Technology in William Gibson’s Burning Chrome - Soulless Technology in William Gibson’s Burning Chrome An old adage states that the eyes are the windows to the soul. What if, however, those eyes have a trademark name stamped onto them. William Gibson’s short story "Burning Chrome" depicts an advanced but soulless society where most of the technological advances are portrayed as being perverted by commercialization and human mechanization, rather than dedicated to improving the quality of life. This paper will touch upon the frivolous consumerism of as well as the dehumanizing uses of technology in the world of Automatic Jack, the reader’s companion throughout the story....   [tags: William Gibson Burning Chrome]
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Confession, Exploration and Comfort in Upon the Burning of Our House by Anne Bradstreet - Confession, Exploration and Comfort in Upon the Burning of Our House      The theological concept of humankind’s inherent depravity created tension in the lives of seventeenth century New England Puritans.  The Puritans believed that humans were born sinful and remained in this condition throughout life.  This doctrine stressed self-discipline and introspection, through which the Puritan sought to determine whether particular spiritual strivings were genuine marks of true religiosity.  God preordained election to heaven, and some Puritans would be saved through the righteousness of Jesus Christ despite their sins.  There was no certainty in this life what eternal destiny awaited because th...   [tags: Upon the Burning of Our House]
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The Tradition of Wife Burning in India - The ceremony of Marriage is different in many cultures across the world, for people have varied customs and traditional practices that go into the consummation of marriage. WE can argue that universally the primary reason one gets married is two spend the rest of eternity with their spouse, in love or by force marriage binds two people forever, sealing the act with a kiss of promise, To protect and be there with each other. Yet tragically, in some cases marriage is nothing more than a avarice way to gain power and materialistic value....   [tags: dissatisfaction with the dowry amount] 810 words
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Book Burning in Nazi Germany - ... In the entire meeting, unwanted books were thrown into fires in ceremonious fashion, and the crowds rejoiced. One of the speakers declared that the era of Jewish intellectuals was over. The Nazi book burning was not made on just that one day. The German Student Union was well-organized machinery, and with that they were able to carry out book burning in other parts of the country. At the time, the campaigns for the cleansing of the Germany against “foreign contaminants” to place in 34 towns all over the country and was considered a success (Ritchie, 1988)....   [tags: jewish, culture, censorship] 1228 words
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Jane Eyre and the Burning Bed - In Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, fire appears both as a figurative and a very real, physical entity that wreaks havoc upon Jane Eyre’s consciousness and physical being. The depictions of fire found in Jane Eyre demand attention and exact a powerful and inescapable control over those they affect. Fire appears in a multiplicity of manifestations--as a small kindle that warms a cold room, as a candle, which illuminates the darkness, a blaze that burns, or as a consuming entity that exists in Jane's inner self....   [tags: Charlotte Bronte, Book Analysis, Symbolism] 2052 words
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Malibu and Yosemite: The Burning Factor - Malibu has been burning ever since it’s been known to mankind. The geographic condition along with fierce Santa Ana wind has made it the perfect burning zone. Yosemite is prone to fire because of its natural condition but not to the extent like Malibu. Malibu has been inhabited for more than a century. Malibu is a place where people went to settle down because of the natural beauty. Mountains along with pacific shoreline are the perfect dream location for many reality businesses. All these natural beauties and the addition of hot and dry weather came with a dangerous problem; which is nothing but fire: a fire which is intensified exponentially by the wind of Santa Ana....   [tags: ecology, wildfire, Yosemite National Park]
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The Old Barn - The Old Barn Having a special place is like having an invisible friend. It means the world to you, but nothing to the guy next door. It is not so often I get an opportunity to sit down and really see what is out there. I am able to sit in my special area in total peace and quiet for as long as I choose to do so. Anyone with noisy roommates knows just what I am talking about. Peace and quiet with kids in the house is extremely limited and you will usually do anything to be able to enjoy the silence....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, Observation] 1164 words
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History Revealed in "Mississippi Burning" - What exactly was the Civil Rights movement in Mississippi. It was a time during the 1960s that had affected people even up to this day, and had also initiated the formations of documentaries and cinematic material that were created to renovate events. It was a time when the privilege and opportunity of drinking from a publicly-used water fountain depended on your race and color of skin. A not so recent film, Mississippi Burning, was produced in order to show detailed happenings that occurred during this time period....   [tags: Movie Review] 893 words
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Burning Chrome by William Gibson - The text of “Burning Chrome” by William Gibson, is based on the tale of two professional hackers, Automatic Jack and Bobby Quine. Jack buys a piece of unknown software that turns out to be a sophisticated and almost untraceable Russian hacking software. Bobby decided to use this software to break in and steal money from a high level and well connected criminal known as Chrome. After Jack agrees, the two hackers successfully break in and steal money as well as take down Chrome. These two characters live in a futuristic world where human anatomy and customizable technology have become one and both software and hardware have become crucial to the people of this time....   [tags: science fiction essay] 629 words
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Challenging, Banning, and Burning Books - In the modern United States, there aren't many stories of books being roasted over an open fire. It also isn't heard of banned literature being confiscated and raids on homes, similar to Fahrenheit 451. Yet everyday in our society another book is being challenged and taken off the shelves at local libraries because it disagrees with one group's views or another's. This sort of censorship has been going on from the Cold War era and has been banning books like The Call of the Wild, and challenging books such as Feed....   [tags: literature, censorship, Farenheit 451, profanity]
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What Is Flag Burning? - First, let’s start with the basics. What is flag burning. Easy enough, it’s burning a flag. Branching off of that there is also flag desecration, which is basically abusing a flag in public. Some people may be completely oblivious to the fact that others even burn flags. There are only two reasons that someone would want to burn a flag. One reason is out of respect (People before lawyers org.). When a flag is old, and worn out it is never supposed to just be thrown away. Because of that, there are things called flag burning ceremonies....   [tags: patriatic, respect, laws] 892 words
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Mississippi Burning - The civil rights movement of the 1960’s is the center of attention in the southern United States.Racism and segregation are still a way of life in Jessup County, Mississippi. The disappearance of three civil rights workers, who are sent to Jessup during the “Freedom Summer Project” in 1964, causes a huge investigation. The disappearance of the activists, the ignorance of the townspeople and the horrible methods used by the police and the Ku Klux Klan, brings the F.B.I. in to investigate. The movie shows how morally wrong the southern judicial system really is....   [tags: kkk,civil rights, racism]
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Quran Burning - Quran Burning Can power be used for good. Unfortunately, there are many events in the past three years that overshadow the good that has been occurring in the world. People use different types of power to achieve the task at hand. The Quran burning, a recent controversial event that was supposed to occur on September 11, 2010, to honor all victims who passed away in the terrorist attacks. However, a small town church pastor named Terry Jones utilizes many powers to attempt to burn a holy book that was significant to a certain race, the Muslims....   [tags: Terrorism politics Society]
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Mississippi Burning - I know I have seen this movie before, but can’t recall the reaction I had at the time. However im glad I took the time to see it again. This time I see things from a larger perspective than what the face value is. Knowing that the Government didn’t take a more aggressive posture from early on is mind boggling. A series of emotions go through my mind as I see it all unfold. This movie, Mississippi Burning can be labeled as a true eye opening experience of what unfolded during this era. I realize the director may have adjusted in some areas to capture and maintain the interest of the viewers....   [tags: Movie Review] 627 words
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Prescribed Pasture Burning - ... For example, consider the recent wildfires in California and Colorado. These areas were devastated by fire because nature was left unchecked. Trees and brush growth were allowed to grow at will, providing a perfect tinderbox. Many lives were lost. Homes were destroyed and wildlife died. These areas would have benefitted greatly from a lesson in prescribed burning from Midwestern cattlemen. Environmentalists want ranchers to stop this practice because they claim it harms animals like the greater prairie chicken, the ring neck pheasant and the bobwhite quail but according to the Kansas State Research and Extension, this is simply not true....   [tags: alternative agricultural practices]
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Burning Hope: Survivors of the Jewish Holocaust - Those who survived are here to tell the tragic and devastating history of their lives. The survivors have shared brutal but yet realistic stories from each of their experiences before, during, and after the Holocaust. History shall never repeat itself in the manner of racism, murder, and fear of our leaders. The burning hope of those who were involved still generates an enormous sadness upon the many who have heard the horror of the Holocaust. There was a sense of peace and prosperity among those established in the European area....   [tags: Nazi Germany, WWII] 1186 words
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The Mississippi Burning - The Mississippi Burning Mississippi Burning brings awareness to the ways of the Jim Crow south. In 1964, three civil rights workers made their way to Neshoba County. Two of the workers were white and the third boy was black. The suspicious disappearance of the men brought the attention of the FBI. Some people question whether the FBI only got involved because two of the workers were white. This movie reveals the improper treatment of African Americans at a time when every American citizen was guaranteed equal rights under the law....   [tags: Civil Rights Racism Equality Essays] 444 words
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Paris is Burning - Paris is Burning We recently watched the film Paris is Burning, a documentary about black drag queens in Harlem and their culture surrounding balls. Directly related we also read two feminist critiques, Gender is Burning: Questions of Appropriation and Subversion by Judith Butler and Is Paris Burning by bell hooks. Two areas of critique I focus on and question are the critiques regarding the filmmaker, audience and drag queens and how they participate to reinforce a heterosexual racist patriarchy....   [tags: Film Movies]
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The Berlin Book Burning and the Beginning of the Nazi Regime - Leaders are always looking to demonstrate their power. They want to show the world that they are the ones in authority, that no one should cross their path or challenge their ideas. To do this leaders burn books that they want to efface from the minds of their followers. Book burnings are always a part of a massive turning point in history, either for good or bad. In most cases book burnings appear towards the beginning of the battle, to strengthen everyone’s opinion to be with or against whatever the leaders may be burning....   [tags: Demonstration of Power, Censorship]
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Burning Man Remains True to its Core Values - Burning Man, an annual event set during the week before Labor Day in the vast Nevada desert, started off small in 1986 as a celebration of the summer solstice. Since its inception as an exploration of a hybrid of modern life and ancient rituals, Burning Man has transformed into a massive, pseudo-utopian haven for all types of creative expression. With Burning Man’s explosion in popularity among almost every facet of the counter-culture movement, the festival has grown from a small group of like-minded people gathering together in the dessert to a full-blown event, akin in scale to Woodstock....   [tags: counter-culture movement]
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The Säuberung Baptism: The Reasoning Behind Nazi Book Burning - The removal of free intellectualism and the integration of the “Pure German Spirit” way of thinking were achieved though the burning of all text deemed “un-German”. But what makes a text un-German. Simply anything that questioned, threatened, or was simply different then what the Führer and the Reich believed in. The burning of thousands of books was caused by the "Action against the Un-German Spirit", by the will of the German student association. The horrid event took place during the Wartburg festival in 1933....   [tags: German History ]
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Burning Man: An Experiment in Radical Self Expression - I work for a very conservative, global medical device company in Orange County. Within a month of starting my position, I had become acquainted with a woman who was very in every sense of the word “professional”, was always dressed in her Brooks Brothers best and had a reputation among her peers for being very straight laced. One day I overheard another manager taking about her, mentioning that she was a regular at Burning Man. Of course judgments were immediately made, perhaps prematurely as I had only the vaguest idea what this event was about; but was sure I heard somewhere that it was a weeklong drug binging, orgy....   [tags: Event Analysis ]
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Flag Burning: The Debate Continues - Abstract    Several times in our nation's history, Congress has introduced a bill that would provide for banning flag desecration. Each time, however, the Supreme Court ruled that this act was protected by the First Amendment freedom of speech rights. The debate over this topic continues, with both sides arguing for "the good of the country."    In a 1943 landmark Supreme Court case, Justice Robert H. Jackson wrote, "The freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much" (qtd....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Ends Justify the Means - The violence shown in the film Mississippi Burning displays one of the most inhumane images. It shows the unconditional hatred by the Caucasian Americans toward the African American people living in Jessup County. Throughout the film, it is suggested by Agent Anderson (a fictional FBI agent) that those involved in the investigation of three missing children needed to use more guttural tactics. This is often referred to as a “do whatever it takes” philosophy. In the film however, Agent Ward is particularly against using such tactics and avidly tries to avoid using them....   [tags: Mississippi Burning]
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A Burning Intellect in Fahrenheit 451 - A Burning Intellect in Fahrenheit 451 In the 1950 novel Fahrenheit 451, AUTHOR Ray Bradbury presents the now familiar images of mind controlING worlds. People now live in a world where they are blinded from the truth of the present and the past. The novel is set in the, perhaps near, future where the world is AT war, and firemen set fires instead of putting them out. Books and written knowledge ARE banned from the people, and it is the firemen's job to burn books. Firemen are the policemen of THE FUTURE....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451 Essays] 1202 words
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The Effects of Burning Carbon Dioxide - The Effects of Burning Carbon Dioxide The main waste product of fuel we burn is carbon dioxide, which is thought to have been the main factor in the gradual rise of global temperatures of the last hundred years. The rise is called ‘Global Warming’. The mechanism used to explain the rise in temperature is the greenhouse effect. Infrared radiation is trapped by atmospheric gases. Sunlight easily passes these gases on it way into the earth’s atmosphere but on its way out the gases reflect the radiation back towards earth....   [tags: Papers] 825 words
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The Awakening and Butterfly Burning - The Awakening and Butterfly Burning The summaries do not add anything to the paper and could (should) have been skipped. Given the thesis of the paper, I would have liked to have seen a discussion of the male / female conflict, and a more detailed discussion of the individual / society conflict. The two women's struggles "to find their own sense of individuality" are, after all, attempts to free themselves from the expectations of their husbands and of the societies in which they live. Such an exploration might have led the writer to some conclusions about the major differences in the two novels....   [tags: Literature Comparison Papers] 3101 words
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Moses and the Burning Bush - Two men are walking to temple. The older man says to the younger man, “So, do you know why the Jewish people aren’t voting for President Bush?” The younger man replies with an inquisitive “No.” “Well,” says the older man, “the last time the Jewish people followed a Bush they wound up wandering in the Desert.” This recent political joke is in reference to the Exodus story of Moses and the burning bush. As stated in the bible it reads: “Moses was tending the flock of Jethro, his father in law, the priest of Midian....   [tags: essays research papers] 2281 words
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An Investigation on Burning Food - An Investigation on Burning Food Planning Aim: The aim of this experiment is to determine the effect of differing amounts of fat in the food on the amount of energy per gram or 100 grams in the food. Scientific Knowledge: Here is the table of quantities of different nutrients in food: Type of food Sunflower seeds Pumpkin seeds Pasta Plain crisps Crisp bread Dried peas KJ energy in food 2518 2527 1470 2214 1280 1265 Protein in food 19.80 33 12 4.3 10.30 21.60 Carbohydrate in 100g 18.60 9 72 45.20 61.30 50.0 Fat in 100g 47.50 49 1 37 1.70...   [tags: Papers] 1727 words
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The Flag-burning Debate Continues - The Flag-burning Debate Continues      Nazis captured Jim Rogers. He was routinely beaten and given barely enough food to survive. During the time he spent in a World War II prisoner of war camp, he managed to keep his sanity by scraping together bits and pieces of colored cloth in order to make an American flag. As his fellow prisoners began to die, it was his American flag which provided him with a sense of identity and gave him the inspiration to keep living.   It is no wonder, then, that Jim becomes disturbed when he turns on the news and sees our flag being burned in the streets of foreign nations....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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THE BURNING OF WASHINGTON DC: THE HIGH PRICE OF RETRUBATORY JUSTICE - In late August 1814, after two hard years of fighting America's Second War for Independence with the British, the United States scrambled to establish defenses to protect important military installations in Northern Virginia and Maryland, then under threat of the intimidating British invasion force ominously lurking in Chesapeake Bay. President Madison and his administration had difficulty determining the over-all British military and political objectives and were slow to realize Washington, D.C.'s symbolic importance to the British....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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Beaumont's Failed Comedy, The Knight of the Burning Pestle - Beaumont's failed comedy, 'The Knight of the Burning Pestle', is a unique play that seeks to satirise and burlesque the theatrical and social domain. Crucial to this satire is the collision of two concurrent plots that vie for the audience’s attention. These collisions allow the audience to see opposing ideologies in contrast through the dramatic effect of the breakdown in the boundaries of theatre. It is arguable that this play encourages one to question hierarchy and tradition through exploration of ideology, disputed genres, and Rafe's potential rebellion....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 2125 words
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Burning the American Flag - Burning the American Flag The American flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, with seven red stripes alternating among six white. In the upper left corner there is a rectangular blue space that contains fifty white stars. The thirteen stripes symbolize the thirteen original colonies of the United states of America and the stars represent the fifty states of the Union. White is said to symbolize purity and innocence. Red symbolizes strength and courage, and blue symbolizes vigilance, perseverance and justice....   [tags: essays papers] 670 words
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BURNING SPEAR: AFRICAN TEACHER - BURNING SPEAR: AFRICAN TEACHER Burning Spear has in the past 25+ years achieved many acclaims as a reggae musician. He is known to many as the African teacher; the elder statesman of reggae; a cultural ambassador; a preacher; a rastaman. The main themes incorporated into his music are the teachings of Marcus Garvey, African roots, Rastafarian beliefs, and consciousness, especially black consciousness. Spear's sound is said to be hypnotic and trance-like (Bloodlines, Davis and Simon, 1992, 53-55)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Blood-Burning Moon b Jean Toomer - “Red nigger moon. Sinner. Blood-burning moon. Sinner. Come out that fact’ry door” (Toomer 652). This moon blazing scarlet in the night sky certainly sets the tone for Jean Toomer’s story, “Blood-Burning Moon.” Not only does it foreshadow the violence that darkens his tale, but it also symbolizes the irresistible forces that tug at the lives of our three main characters, pushing and pulling on the chords of racial inequality that bind the nation. The moral vacuum left by the First World War compelled such writers as Toomer to focus on the individual’s search for meaning in a purposeless society; but this task was made even more complex by the racial tensions that continued to broil beneath th...   [tags: power, harlem renaissance movement]
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Flag-Burning is No Crime -    Stripes and stars forever, right. Well, what exactly does that mean. The American Flag can be seen almost anywhere. From the high-school, to the ball park, and even in our homes, the American flag stands as a symbol of all that is good and true in America. When one thinks of the flag, they usually think of the blood that was shed for this country. It was shed so that we could have liberties, such as, freedom of speech and expression, which fall under the first amendment rights of the Constitution....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]
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"Burning of Los Angeles" - In the book The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West, Tod Hackett is an artist who was scouted to come to Hollywood to learn set and costume designing. After walking around Los Angeles, Tod sees people that are "of a different type"(West 23). Tod wants to paint these people who he believes came to California to die. Throughout the book Tod's painting, "The Burning of Los Angeles", is coming to life. In the last section of the book West has Tod in a mob scene. Tod is painting the people he has met....   [tags: American Literature] 615 words
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Beyond the Burning Time - Beyond the Burning Time Mary’s Struggle Maturation is the emergence of personal and behavioral characteristics through growth process. In the novel Beyond the Burning Time, by Kathryn Lasky, Mary Chase goes through these growth processes. In the end Mary goes through many changes and becomes a very mature person. Mary will change in the concept that she will become more aggressive and motivated in making her own decisions. She also becomes more vigorous as well as courageous in a sense that she takes the initiative to save her mother when everyone loses faith....   [tags: Essays Papers] 629 words
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All Russia is Burning - Cathy Frierson's All Russia is Burning In Cathy Frierson’s All Russia is Burning, Frierson evaluates rural fire as peasant against peasant issue in Imperial Russia. Her research redirects the historian away from usual templates of Soviet and Western scholars. These scholars had only studied these conflagrations in regards to the peasants rebellion against the nobility which ultimately lead to the Bolshevik Revolutions. Here she not only addresses the causes of rural fires, but also the realities with which they were connected....   [tags: essays research papers] 2010 words
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Reproductive Fantasy is Burning - Reproductive Fantasy is Burning Of fire, what can be written that would not be better off singed, immolated, baked, or outright burnt. Flame of the match lights a watch. Dancing embers of destruction hide records, burn bodies and papers. Glistening radiance of torches light the way through the night of Victorian horror and fantasy. Fire is lively (it breathers, it takes in, it puts out, it moves, it grows, and it makes more) yet takes away life (defined by the same characteristics.) Everywhere it is fire....   [tags: Fire Novels Literature Fantasy Essays]
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Flag Burning - Flag Burning Flag Burning can be and usually is a very controversial issue. Many people are offended by the thought of destroying this country's symbol of liberty and freedom. During a political protest during the 1984 Republican Convention, Gregory Lee Johnson was arrested for burning an American flag. Years later in 1989, Johnson got the decision overturned by the United States Supreme Court. In the same year, the state of Texas passed the Flag Protection Act, which prohibited any form of desecration against the American flag....   [tags: Papers] 1062 words
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Mississippi Burning - Mississippi Burning Mississippi is one of the United States of America. Situated in Southern America, across the river from Alabama, this state was the setting for one of the biggest civil rights cases in American history, and hence was also the setting for the 1988 film "Mississippi Burning," based roughly on a true story in 1964, "When America was at war with itself." Alan Parker, the director of this film, uses artistic medium to portray many concerns, including racism, courage, and justice....   [tags: Papers] 795 words
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Mississippi Burning - Mississippi Burning Mississippi Burning is a gruesome reminder of some of the pain and hardship that African Americans in the South dealt with because of their skin color. If your skin color was anything other than white, then you were classified as dirty, impure, ugly, and all the degrading names you can find. Having colored skin subjected you to racism and hate crimes as portrayed by the sheriffs and the Ku Klux Klan’s in the movie. The depictions in this movie showed only a small fraction of troubles African Americans had to deal with during the time of segregation....   [tags: Film Movies Cinema essays papers] 586 words
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Swallow Barn and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Swallow Barn and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Relationships, regardless of the nature, can be as subjective as their individual participants. As well, stories are usually told from a single perspective. The works of literature, Swallow Barn and Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl, that will be examined in this essay are as different as black and white, figuratively and literally. It is no wonder then, that the relationships between master and slave are depicted with the same degree of variation....   [tags: Compare Contrast Analysis] 1737 words
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Ethical CD burning? - Ethical CD burning. Everyone likes to find a good deal. When people are shopping and they find out the item they wanted to buy is cheaper than they expected, they are made happy. People like to receive things for cheap or even free. But as the familiar saying goes, “There is no such thing as a free lunch.” This is because someone is always paying. One person may receive “a free lunch,” but it is not entirely free because there is someone in the background that still has to cover the cost. CD burning goes the same way....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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Flag Burning Editorial - Flag burning can be and usually is a very controversial issue with people. Many people believe that the American flag stands for something important and shouldn’t be destroyed in that manner. Others believe that flag burning is a statement that one should be able to make without major repercussions. Both sides have valid opinions and both sides state their case well. Although I am neither nor or against the burning of the flag, I believe the right should not be taken away. I believe that if a group of people have valid reasons and a valid point to make by obliterating a flag in such a way, they should have the right to do it....   [tags: essays research papers] 958 words
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Is Flag Burning Protected by the First Amendment? - Is Flag Burning Protected by the First Amendment.          Can an individual be prosecuted for openly burning the American flag in a political protest. Gregory Johnson did this in a political protest outside Dallas City Hall. He was then tried and convicted of desecrating a venerated object under a Texas law (Penal Code 42.09), which states that "a person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly desecrates a state or national flag" (317). The question of whether this Texas law is in violation of the First Amendment, which "holds that Congress shall make no law......   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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mississippi burning trial - The Mississippi Burning Trial” was not for the cold-blooded murders of three young civil rights workers, but rather for the violation of their civil rights. The federal government wanted to break Mississippi’s “white supremacy” stronghold on the South. “The Mississippi Burning Trial” proved to be the opportunity to do so. The three branches of the federal government and their various departments were actively involved in bringing about this civil rights trial in Mississippi and these activities and personal views are well documented in court records, department records, and the press....   [tags: essays research papers] 2236 words
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Against Making Flag Burning Illegal - Flag Burning There is a great travesty going on in America right now. Everyday, people are fighting to stop one of America’s greatest freedoms, the freedom of speech. Even this way of exercising America’s greatest amendment, freedom of speech, is not liked by all people it is still protected under our nation’s law. The act of publicly burning an American flag is something that is deemed disgraceful by many Americans, but it should not be outlawed.      Many people are offended by the act of publicly burning an American flag and feel it should be outlawed based on the fact that it is offensive to the citizens of this country....   [tags: Patriotism Freedom essays research papers]
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Burning Out in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia - Burning Out in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia Humanity has no intention of fading away, but rather has designed, by its nature, a flash before death, a burning out, if you will. Inherent in the human character is a desire to fight until the end, whether it be physically, or intellectually. In Arcadia, Septimus describes life as a processional march, telling Thomasina, "The procession is very long and life is very short. We die on the march" (Stoppard 38). But as we die, we don't simply allow ourselves to pass into the distance....   [tags: Stoppard Arcadia Essays] 828 words
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