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Free Essays - A Clockwork Orange - Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess This novel is short–only being about 180 pages–but looks may deceive you, or in other words don’t judge a book buy its cover or its thickness. A Clockwork Orange is actually 360 pages because you have to read between the lines. You may think that the story’s theme is that the future will be filled with horrible decadent violence (that is what I first thought), but if you read between the lines you will understand that this book is written for one main purpose, a purpose other than entertainment....   [tags: Clockwork Orange Essays] 1254 words
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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange is a book written by Anthony Burgess. It takes place in a somewhat futuristic Britain. The book is written with the point of view of the anti-hero, Alex. Alex is a 16 year old criminal who is involved in rape, violence, murder and robbery throughout the book. The book is divided into three parts, each part with seven chapters (three times seven is twenty-one, the official age of adulthood in Britain, where the book takes place). The first half of the book focuses on Alex’s criminal lifestyle, the second focuses on Alex’s rehabilitation in prison, and the third is based on Alex’s entry back into society....   [tags: Clockwork Orange Burgess] 1517 words
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Free Will in Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange - Free Will versus Predestination in A Clockwork Orange Burgess raises the oppositions of free will and predestination in various of his novel, A Clockwork Orange. The author describes his own faith as alternating between residues of Pelagianism and Augustinianism. Pelagianism denies that God has predestined, or pre-ordained, or planned, our lives. A consequence of this is that salvation is effectively within human power (as God hasn't set it down for each of us, it's within our control), which eventually leads to a denial of original sin....   [tags: A Clockwork Orange Essays] 785 words
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A Clockwork Orange Essay: A Modernistic Work - A Clockwork Orange as a Modernistic Work       A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, published in 1962, technically falls after the period deemed as 'Modernism', yet it embodies all of the features that were characteristic of that literary era.  Burgess's novel is a futuristic look at a Totalitarian government.   A Clockwork Orange abandons normal 'language' (which Modernists believed couldn't always convey meaning anyway) and is written in 'Nadsat' (which means teenager).  It is a slang that is spoken by the teenagers at the time.  Burgess  uses approximately two-hundred and fifty 'nadsat' words (most of which have Russian roots) to convey his story.  This gives the reader a sense of...   [tags: Clockwork Orange Essays]
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Free Essays - Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange - "A Clockwork Orange" is a very different movie. It has everything a movie should have, but the plot is quite disturbing, especially for the time it came out. I have personally watched this film several times to find the meaning, and every time I watch it I come up with a different one. I am going to try to explain what this film contains as well as try to explain the plot. "A Clockwork Orange" is a story of a young man whose principle interests are rape, ultra-violence, and Beethoven. It's about a teen named Alex (Malcolm McDowell) who torments people in Britain in the near future....   [tags: Clockwork Orange Essays] 1209 words
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Importance of Spiritual Freedom in Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange - The Importance of Spiritual Freedom Revealed in A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess is one of the greatest British writers of the twentieth century. His masterpiece, A Clockwork Orange, is unrivalled in depth, insight, and innovation. The novel is a work of high quality - almost perfection. The novel's main theme deals with free choice and spiritual freedom. More specifically, "[The ethical promise that 'A man who cannot choose ceases to be man'] can be taken as both the explicit and implicit themes of the novel" (Morgan 104)....   [tags: Clockwork Orange Essays] 859 words
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Free Essays - Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange - Banned for social reasons in many conditions and in many school systems, Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange first seems to pierce the mind with its bizarre linguistic orgy of debauchery, brutality, and sex, and for some, refuses to affect them above the level of pure voyeurism and bloodlust (either for reveling in it or despising it). Sadism seems to twist the male protagonist; his mind becomes alive with brutal fantasies whilst listening to seemingly innocuous classical music ( “There were vecks and ptitsas, both young and starry, lying on the ground screaming for mercy, and I was smecking all over my rot and grinding my boot in their litsos.”)....   [tags: Clockwork Orange Essays] 579 words
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Free Essays - Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange - Clockwork Orange In Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange, Burgess creates a gloomy future full of violence, rape and destruction. In this dystopian novel, Burgess does a fantastic job of constantly changing the readers’ allegiance toward the books narrator and main character, Alex. Writing in a foreign language, Burgess makes the reader feel like an outsider. As the novel begins, the reader has no emotional connection to Alex. This non-emotional state comes to a sudden halt when Alex and his droogs begin a series of merciless acts of violence....   [tags: Clockwork Orange Essays] 1274 words
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freeclo Freedom in Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange - Freedom in A Clockwork Orange A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess tells a story about a young man and his choices of freedom. The book asks the question "is it better to have someone constantly do the right thing, or to have the freedom of choice to do the right or wrong thing". The author shows the affect of society on a human who has been institutionalized and let back into society. The author of the book goes on to show how the protagonist copes with society under his given conditions....   [tags: Clockwork Orange Essays] 753 words
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freeclo Moral freedom for All in Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess: The importance of moral freedom for all in A Clockwork Orange Moral freedom is one of the most if not the most important of any freedoms available for humans. Moral freedom is the ability to either choose to perform good and bad deeds or both. Totalitarian governments take away one’s individual choice and thus, suppresses and suffocates thee soul. The setting in A Clockwork Orange, is a general parallax to a totalitarian and oppressive government. Alex the main character is the representative of the common man, and his struggle in this type of government....   [tags: Clockwork Orange Essays] 1488 words
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alexclo Psychological Analysis of Alex in Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange - A Psychological Analysis of Alex in A Clockwork Orange In A Clockwork Orange, Alex is portrayed as two different people living within the same body. As a mischievous child raping the world, he as seen as filth. His actions and blatant disrespect towards society are categorized under that of the common street bum. However, when he is away from his evening attire, he is that of suave. His clothing, his words, his overall attitude. The distinction between the two is triggered by the gentle sounds of Ludwig Van Beethoven....   [tags: Clockwork Orange Essays] 1431 words
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Clockwork Orange - The movie A Clockwork Orange takes place in the future of London. Anthony Burgess originally wrote it. Later on made into a movie, and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The movie is to represent ultra-violence and how there is no scientific cure yet. The social context is very violent in the beginning showing scenes of rape and assault. The movie shows a violent killer and rapist, and an attempt to cure him that fails. The author of A Clockwork Orange is Anthony Burgess, also went by the name Joseph Kell....   [tags: essays research papers] 405 words
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A Clockwork orange - Psychological concepts in A Clockwork Orange At the start of A Clockwork Orange, you are introduced to Alex and his droogs. They are at a milkbar drinking milk-plus. Milk, plus types of drugs that enhance Alex and his droogs ultraviolence, which is the main backdrop to the story that leads to other psychological events. Drug addiction is a complex disorder that is compulsive and often uncontrollable. This is a chronic relapsing disorder, and treatment for drug addiction is about as effective as treatments for chronic medical conditions....   [tags: essays research papers] 417 words
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A Clockwork Orange - A Clockwork Orange In "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess, the main charater is Alex. He is a teenager and he lives with his parent. He is the leader of a gang that consists of his friends Pete, Dim, Georgie and of course him self. It´s a very violent gang, and they enjoy to beat up and to rape other people. Alex is a well known kriminal by the police, but he hasn´t been to prison yet. One day when the gang is hanging at the Korona Milkbar, Alex hits Dim. Dim is really big and strong, so he gets mad....   [tags: Anthony Burgess] 1841 words
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Clockwork Orange - "A ClockWork Orange" The picture opens to a close up of an eye with a peculiar long eyelash. The camera fades back onto the face of a young gentlemen, he begins to narrate: "There was me, that is Alex. And my three droogs (friends), that is Pete, Georgy and Dim. And we sat at the karuba milk bar trying to make up our plans for the evening…" For those of you who don’t know this famous opening scene, I am talking about the movie "A Clockwork Orange". This movie, In my opinion, Is one of the greatest movies of all time....   [tags: essays research papers] 1116 words
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A Clockwork Orange - The narrator, 15-year-old Alex, and his gang - Dim, Pete, and Georgie - run amok in futuristic London. When the foursome isn't downing drug-laced milk in the Korova Milkbar and speaking in the Slavic-influenced slang of nadsat, they are robbing, beating, and raping socialist London's citizens. On this particular night, they beat up an old man with science books and a homeless man, get into a fight with a rival gang led by Billybob, and steal a car and take it for a joyride to the country. At a cottage labeled "HOME," they beat up the author of "A Clockwork Orange" - a manuscript celebrating human free will and denouncing any infringement upon it - and rape his wife....   [tags: essays research papers] 1039 words
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A Clockwork Orange - Calculated Captivity - Calculated Captivation "Goodness comes from within, 6655321. Goodness is something to be chosen. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man." In Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange, a sadistic adolescent of the not-so-distant future is ‘rehabilitated’ of his violent nature by a special conditioning treatment. This fifteen year-old hoodlum Alex McDowell is ‘cured’ of his savage activities but when released back into a still violent society, he is a misfit. Anthony Burgess’ skillful art of manipulation is able to change the reader’s opinion from hating Alex for his malicious ways, to feeling captivated by him, as he becomes a ‘victim of a modern age’....   [tags: essays research papers] 1827 words
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A Clockwork Orange by Antony Burgees - A Clockwork Orange by Antony Burgees (written 1962) 1, Summary: The story is set in the seventies. The leading character and also the narrator is Alex, a very violent and cruel 15 year old boy. He and his friends Georgie, Pete and Dim murder, rob, torture and rape for fun. Alex is the leader of their gang. Alex and his friends arrive at an old cottage in the countryside and play a trick. Dim pretends to be wounded and an ambulance is very necessary. The trick works out, when the women opens the door the four rush in and torture her and her husband till they are lying on the floor....   [tags: essays research papers] 702 words
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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess Anthony Burgess is a very strange author. He had a really weird vision of the future. I feel he did a great job describing his viewpoint. Anthony Burgess is not only a novelist, he also has written several plays, and even composed a few symphonies. He was born in 1917, and died in 1991. He first published "A Clockwork Orange" in the U.S. in 1962 and initially it had 20 chapters, one less than he had written. The version I read was reprinted in 1986 with that last, 21st chapter....   [tags: essays research papers] 420 words
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ClockWork Orange - “ Listening to the J.S. Bach, I began to pony away to the brown gorgeousness of the starry German master, that I would like to have tolchocked them both harder and ripped them to ribbons on their own floor. (34) “ Young Alex, naïve, unloving, and uncaring to the world he lived in. The screaming decade of the 70’s is the setting of when the story takes place. A group of young teenage boys out and about looking for a good time but by what definition is a good time. If some people see a good time as hanging out at the movies and talking on the phone, then their imagination is far off from what Alex and his droogs are plotting....   [tags: essays research papers] 1830 words
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A Clockwork Orange: Good Riddance To Bad Rubbish - A Clockwork Orange: Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish A Clockwork Orange received critical acclaim, made more than thirty million dollars at the box office, and was nominated for various awards; however, this esteemed film was outlawed from the nation of Great Britain in order to curb its immoral content from permeating society. Before all the controversy began, A Clockwork Orange was a novel, written mostly in Russian, by Anthony Burgess. Stanley Kubrick is known to critics as a film maker who probes the dark side of human psyche....   [tags: essays research papers] 962 words
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Comparison of the Book and Movie Version of A Clockwork Orange - A Comparison of the Book and Firm Version of A Clockwork Orange   In the story of his teenage years, starting at fifteen.  He begins his tale as the leader of a small gang that spends its evenings pillaging and wreaking havoc on the town until the gang mutinies and "Your Humble Narrator," as Alex refers to himself, is caught by the police.  From there, Alex travels to State Jail 84F to serve 14 years, but receives an offer from "the Government" which entails undergoing experimental treatment in return for early release.  He seizes what seems to him an opportunity, but is horrified by the "cure" he endures.  The new "good" Alex that is released unto the world is depressed, frus...   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]
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Alex and Jack in A Clockwork Orange and Lord of the Flies - A Comparison of Jack and Alex The thoughts and actions of Alex in the novel, A Clockwork Orange are both alike and different from the character Jack in Lord of he Flies. Alex a young man at the age of fifteen is a bane on society. Rape, violence, and Beethoven are his main joys. Jack is a choirboy on a deserted island. Jack’s world, before arrival on the island, consisted of a “ voluntary adherence to a pragmatic pact of nonagression…which passes for civilization, but maintained only through fear';(Whissen 140)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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dystopia Vs Utopia ( A clockwork orange Vs. Player Piano - Utopia can be defined as a place immune from inhumane treatment and absent of the hardships of society , where the population is blindfolded from fear, anxiety, and general negative aspects of human nature. A utopia can be generalized as that perfect society. This is one type of a drastic society. There is another, more appalling type of society, that of a dystopia. A Dystopia is nor a fairyland or the promised-land like the utopia is, it looks at the chaos, anarchy, rebellion and disorder of a society....   [tags: essays research papers] 1996 words
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Clockworks Orange - Clockworks Orange In the 1960's our developing world faces many of it's impurities. The youth of this nation fight for equal right, equality of the races and freedom of speech. But not all the protests are legal. Many people are guilty of treason and must be punished but with an over crowded prison system were will these political prisoners be sent. The common criminals are flooding the system with there petty robbers, assaults and murders. We need to deal with the common criminal before we can deal with the political....   [tags: Free Essays Online] 634 words
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Clockwork Tales - Clockwork Tales Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-TONG. .............. "Yeah, I finally got that damn clock to stop," the man mumbled happily. "Now I can sit here and read in peace." He picked up his copy of Canterbury Tales, aching to find the insight that his professor swore was kept hidden within. He started once again. The Miller's Tale. "Hmm, I wonder how long it is." He started to flip through the pages one by one, counting them off. "One, two, three, four, five, ....   [tags: Clockwork Tales Short Story Essays] 1113 words
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Telecom Orange - Summary Telecom-Orange was actively involved in CSR and sustainable development by adopting and by adhering to various policies like following AA1000 APS (2008) standard and principles defined in ISO 26000. Their proof of performance is ranking of 56/100 by Vigeo rating. In order to implement laws and regulations across the board its managers have travelled to the respective branches around the world to impart education on the issue. Its suppliers were required to follow the strict guidelines pertaining to the child labor and its policy....   [tags: Telecom Orange Essays]
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Agent Orange - Agent orange was an herbicide used in Vietnam. It was use to kill overgrown trees and shrubs that were in the way of advancing United States troops. Agent orange got its name from the barrel it was transported in; the barrel had a large orange stripe running across it. Agent orange was heavily used; in fact, it was the most used of all herbicides in Vietnam. From 1962 until 1971 over 20 millions gallons were used to cover a large 6 million acre area. The most heavily covered areas were those where very thick brush was present; it would give the enemy cover, as well as hindering the troops ability to move....   [tags: essays research papers] 510 words
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Agent Orange - Throughout wars, armies are constantly introducing new technologies to stay ahead of their enemies. In the Vietnam War, the Americans used Agent Orange, so their enemies would be more visible. Agent Orange was a herbicide for warm, tropical climates and the American’s and Canadian’s started testing this chemical in the 1940’s, however, it was never tested on humans until nearly the end of the Vietnam War when it was finally discontinued in 1971. Agent Orange was a 50-50 mix of two chemicals know as 2,4,D and 2,4,5,T....   [tags: essays research papers] 448 words
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Agent Orange - Agent Orange In 1961, the United States began spraying herbicides in its military campaign to defoliate the jungles of southern Vietnam. Mimicking Smokey Bear, American pilots chuckled "Remember. Only you can prevent forests," as they dropped weed killers over target sites. But as research progressed, the true nature of the chemicals which they were spraying came to light. It is certainly no longer a laughing matter when it is realized that Agent Orange, a major herbicide used, could be as deadly to humans as it is to plants....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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Machines vs. Humans - ISU Essay Rough Draft Natural human behaviour is built on the premise of freedom; freedom of thought and action that give the human race limitless capabilities. For the most part, human behaviour and thought are very spontaneous in nature and do not follow a step by step or calculated process. Nor, can the actions of humans be easily predicted.. The freedom inherent in humans is undeniable. Human beings work in a way completely opposite to machines and computers. Machines have no freedom to think, speak, move or have feelings....   [tags: essays research papers] 2785 words
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Agent Orange: The Silent Assassin - About 3 million Americans or more served in the armed forces in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. While under the impression from the U.S. government, many soldiers thought they were "fighting the good fight", but in reality they were "human lab rats" that were being exposed to the silent assassin called Agent Orange. The mission, known as Operation Ranch Hand, involved spraying 20 million gallons of Agent Orange over roughly 3.6 million acres of Vietnamese land to remove forest cover, destroy crops, and clear vegetation from U.S....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays] 1764 words
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Tropicana Orange Juice - Which Is the Best Was orange juice always just here. What is the difference between the different types. Why does everyone like it cold. Is it a sustainable product the way Tropicana is running their processing plant. Are there ethical issues with orange juice production?I began to wonder one day as I was looking in the store, in the orange juice aisle. This paper is a journey into orange juice through the popular Orange juice company, Tropicana .I chose this company because this was a juice that I had grown up with .I hope to be able to answer there questions for myself and you ,the reader....   [tags: research on food] 2813 words
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The Devestating Effects of Agent Orange - Agent Orange which is also known as orange herbicide was used during the Vietnam War by the United States as an strategy to expose their enemies and deny them the access to food (Department of Veteran’s Affairs 2013). The use of agent orange brought a lot of devastating effects such as health risks and damage to the environment such as loss of biodiversity in the forests of Vietnam. The purpose of this essay is the health and environmental effects caused by the toxic component TCDD, which agent orange contains....   [tags: strategy, health, environment] 739 words
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Caso 9.2 Orange Glo - Caso 9.2 Orange Glo Cleans Up the Marketplace Introducción El análisis del caso que vamos a estar presentando es sobre la Compañía Orange Glo International. A continuación encontraran una breve descripción sobre los datos de la misma. Orange Glo International incluye una línea de productos 100% naturales. Sus líneas de productos son; OxyClean®, Kaboom® y Orange Glo®. Dicha compañía se unió en 1998 a Church & Dwigth como "business partners", terminando en una compra de Orange Glo International en el 2006....   [tags: Foreign Language Essays] 1337 words
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orange county choppers - Orange County Choppers When I first saw the show, Orange County Choppers, on the Discovery Channel, I was a little bit confused about the premise of it. At first, the show is expressed as one about a family run business that builds custom motorcycles. But then, as I continued to watch the show, it occurred to me that it was intended to be a little bit more. Unlike traditional texts, “The structure of television makes us watch passively.” (The World is a Text, by Jonathan Silverman and Dean Rader, p.105) Orange County Choppers contradicts this statement....   [tags: essays research papers] 909 words
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Orange Juice (The Godfather) - **Orange Juice** Contrast and Irony… Gentle moments in the story keep it realistic while the larger plot progresses and sucks us in. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction- The Godfather will make sure. Not a killer by his definition, The Godfather does not mix family and business matters, yet family and crime abound. And justice prevails however it may. Transitions in the montage after Michael killed two of his first marks in the restaurant explain exactly how the “family” works....   [tags: essays research papers] 893 words
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Effect of Technology on The World - Effect of Technology on The World To say technology is a function of history or vice versa, one runs immediately into a problem of endogenatity. Irrespective of time, technology pervades culture (even the most primitive) and it is difficult if not impossible to claim that one directly affects the other. From the discovery of fire to the advent of space travel, technology profoundly impresses the world around it, for better of worse. Most recently, society has chosen to fixate mostly on technology’s negative aspects, not because of some fundamental change in the nature of such advances, but because of our inability to understand their workings....   [tags: Papers] 348 words
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Orange County 1960's: The Conservative Movement - Orange County 1960's: The conservative movement The conservative movement that arose in the Orange Country during the 60's had many different contradictory attitudes. Some people thought of it as a meaningless span of time in which the government had been put on pause while others saw it as a crucial foundation for America's future. McGirr clearly seems to be no follower for Orange County conservatism, but she is still able to keep her disagreements from breaking through in her writing. McGirr gives the audience an understanding the ‘60s political struggles, one in which even conservatives proposed radical ideas that fundamentally reshaped the political and cultural landscape....   [tags: Political Science Politics]
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Censorship - Banning Books - Literature has long been an important part of human life. We express our feelings with ink and paper; we spill out our souls on dried wood pulp. Writing has been form of release and enjoyment since the beginning of written language. You can tell a story, make yourself a hero. You can live out all your fantasies. You can explore all of your thoughts, feelings, and emotions, and share them with the outside world. But just because you can write, don't think you are uninhibited. It doesn't matter who you are....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 2104 words
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The Genius of Stanley Kubrick - The Genius of Stanley Kubrick Many movie directors have mastered a genre or two. Wes Craven and John Carpenter are two of the horror film legends. Alfred Hitchcock is probably one of the five greatest directors of all time, with thrillers being his primary claim to fame. George Lucas has been the reigning king of science fiction ever since the release of Star Wars. John Ford is arguably the premier director of westerns. In my opinion, however, Stanley Kubrick may be the person who mastered more genres than any other director....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1336 words
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Anthony Burgess - John Anthony Burgess Wilson was born on February 25, 1917, in Manchester, England. He was raised up by this aunt and later by his stepmother. He studied at Xaverian College and Manchester University, where he studied English language and literature. During World War II, Burgess served at the Royal Army Medical corps. In 1942 he married Llwela Isherwood Jones, who died of alcoholic cirrhosis in 1968. Burgess taught at Birmingham University, worked for the Ministry of Education, and was a teacher at Banbury Grammar School from 1946 to 1950....   [tags: essays research papers] 473 words
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Oranges - Oranges The orange falls into the "citrus" category of fruits. It can be made into juice, which is familiarly called "orange juice". Orange juice is an essential part of the Canadian breakfast, that we eat every morning. Despite orange juice, oranges have many other uses. In this essay I will tell you about the varieties of oranges, its classification, uses, and other facts about oranges that I have learned. The orange, one of the oldest cultivated fruits known to man, have been grown for more than 4,000 years....   [tags: Papers] 399 words
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Analysis on Re-Think Commerical - I am analyzing a commercial put on by the Hawaii State Department of Health's statewide health promotion campaign. This commercial is titled Re-think your drink and shows why choosing water, 100% juice, and low fat/1% milk is a healthier choice in beverages. Drinking one can of soda or juice a day can make a person 10 pounds heavier a year. Rhetorical devices that I have found in this text are pathos and ethos. The purpose of this analysis is to determine whether this commercial is effective or persuasive....   [tags: health, drink, juice, sugar, orange, juck] 653 words
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A.I. - Complex and Rich - A.I. the Movie - Complex and Rich       The pastime of viewing films has enraptured me for all of my memorable life. No director has provoked my attention and incisively touched me at the most extreme and deep levels as Stanley Kubrick. To call Kubrick my favorite filmmaker would be an understatement. In 1994 Stanley Kubrick called up his longtime friend Steven Spielberg and asked him to come over to his home, just outside London, as he had something important to discuss with him. Spielberg flew out that night....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]
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Fight Club - Fight Club appears to be a sequel to Clockwork Orange (1971) for the yuppie X Generation, half of whom see their parents get a divorce and are fatherless teenagers. (The word "clockwork" is in the script!) Jack (played by Edward Norton) narrates the film, explaining how his 1997 life of white-collar employment and middle-class materialistic success bored him until he fell under the spell of Tyler Durden (played by Brad Pitt), who takes on part-time jobs so that he can engage in mischief to deal with his own identity crisis....   [tags: essays research papers] 691 words
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musical genres - Music. Fascinating both by it’s diverse individual styles and the inevitable fusion of different genres which in turn have created other completely new and unique styles of music. Classical music is a perfect example. The earliest forms of classical music were composed in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and displayed a very complicated and sophisticated form of writing incorporating a wide range of instruments and used the principle of multi instrumentation which achieved a very full symphonic sound which in turn led to the creation of specially designed halls to facilitate the sound....   [tags: essays research papers] 1951 words
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pirating goods - Pirating goods A man walks into a movie theater buys a ticket and takes his seat. He sits in the back row as not to disturb anyone with his large hat. The movie finishes and one hour later I’m watching the movie “God bless the INTERNET” According to Hoovers online Business network more then 800 billion dollars was spent last year on Software, Music, Movies and games. Now that’s a lot of money. I’m going to show you how to download all those things that people spent 800 Billion dollars on last year for free....   [tags: essays research papers] 581 words
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A Clockwork Orange - A Clockwork Orange We are first introduced to Alex (Malcolm McDowell) in the company of his posse, strangely sipping drugged milk in a freakish bar with anatomically indiscrete manikins serving as tittie-taps and tables. The ensuing scenes flash from Alex and his three droogs brutally beating an old man to a violent rape scene to a semi-chaotic gang-brawl. The story is of Alex and his love of the old ultra-violence, his act of murder, his betrayal and imprisonment, and his cure (twice). Adapted from Anthony Burgess’ 1962 novel, A Clockwork Orange is in part a response to psychological behaviorism and the age of classical conditioning....   [tags: A Clockwork Orange Essays] 565 words
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Free Essays - A Clockwork Orange is Not Obscene - 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....   [tags: Clockwork Orange Essays] 541 words
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