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Health Risks in the Media - Health Risks in the Media        There is no cure for the common cold. But when we find that cure, another ailment in society will be healed. Unfortunately, this is not the way the media depicts health risk. Instead, they use disease and danger to profit. The more frightening and uncontrollable a danger, the higher the price tag is. The media resorts to exaggeration and misrepresentation in order to make money. The reasoning for these unscrupulous tactics is best explained in the book, Unreliable Sources....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Analysis of Michael Moore’s Treatment of His Subject Matter within the Documentaries Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 911 - Analysis of Michael Moore’s Treatment of His Subject Matter within the Documentaries Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 911 “A documentary may be as a film or television or radio programme that provides factual information about a subject. Typically, a documentary is a journalistic record of events presented on screen.” The main conventions of documentaries tend to be that the documentary has voice-over commentary; the main focus is on the issues rather than relationships between characters, they also build up the setting so the viewer can build up a context....   [tags: Papers] 2341 words
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The Murder of Helen Jewett by Patricia Cline Cohen - The Murder of Helen Jewett by Patricia Cline Cohen      In The Murder of Helen Jewett, Patricia Cohen uses one of the most trivial murders during the 1800’s to illustrate the sexiest society accommodations to the privileged, hypocritical tunneled views toward sexual behavior, and the exploitation of legal codes, use of tabloid journalism, and politics. Taking the fact that woman was made from taking a rib from man was more than biblical knowledge, but incorporated into the male belief that a woman’s place is determined by the man....   [tags: Murder Helen Jewett Cohen Essays] 1471 words
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Ida Tarbell the Muckraker: Digging up the Dirt - Ida Tarbell the Muckraker: Digging up the Dirt During the late 1800's and early 1900's, change in American society was very evident in the economy. An extraordinary expansion of the industrial economy was taking place, presenting new forms of business organization and bringing trusts and holding companies into the national picture. The turn of the century is known as the "Great Merger Movement:" over two thousand corporations were "swallowed up" by one hundred and fifty giant holding companies.1 This powerful change in industry brought about controversy and was a source of social anxiety....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1872 words
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Criminal Justice Myths and Facts - Compare and contrast crime "myths" and "facts." The media plays a huge role in forming people's perceptions of crime. Without the media we would remain ignorant to occurrences outside our direct social groups. The media and especially news coverage therefore provides us with an important point of contact with the rest of society. In evaluating its effect on popular perceptions of crime it becomes important to consider where most of the information comes from and how representative it is on actual criminality....   [tags: Sociology] 1352 words
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Tribunals of Inquiry in Northern Ireland - Introduction Many countries have faced situations in which their citizens demand accountability for injustices or atrocities committed by their own domestic governments, which are in violation of their human rights. The manner in which varying nations have provided for and acknowledged these facts, on their various public platforms, have been both controversial and diverse. These problems tend not to fade into obscurity if left unaddressed. History has dictated that struggle for truth has been adopted by subsequent generations, who demand responsibility from their own government in power as, in many cases, the events will have occurred at the hands of a preceding government....   [tags: essays research papers] 3033 words
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Mark Twain - Mark Twain Samuel Langhorne Clemen, was a very famous writer throughout his years. His pen name, which he is known by today is Mark Twain. He was known for his briliant and clever i deas in writing his stories. He was born in almost an "invisable" village of Florida on novemer 30, 1835. In 1839 the Clemens family moved to Hannibal, Missouri. Soon after that his dad, John marcial Clemens died in the year 1847. Mark wrote book that are famous to this day. He started writing in his early years around 1864-1866....   [tags: Papers] 329 words
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Journalism and the American Renaissance - Journalism and the American Renaissance         The period in American Literature known as the American Renaissance was a time of great change in our country. It was an age of westward expansion and social conflict. Americans were divided on such volatile issues as slavery, reform and sectionalism that ultimately led to the Civil War. Emerging from this cauldron of change came the voice of a new nation - a nation with views and ideals all its own. The social, economic, technological and demographic revolution that was taking place at this time set the stage for a new era of writers....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]
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The Vulture and the Child - The Vulture and the Child This award winning photograph was taken by Kevin Carter in 1993 in the African country of Sudan. Carter won a Pulitzer Prize for this picture in March 1994 (Long). This picture shows a famine stricken child crawling towards a UN food camp which was situated nearly a kilometer away. This picture was first published on the front page of The New York Times on March 23, 1993; followed by Mail & Guardian, a Johannesburg weekly. Later, it was published in the National Geographic and TIME magazines....   [tags: Photograph Photography Essays]
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Libel and Invasion of Privacy - Libel and Invasion of Privacy Libel and invasion of privacy are two very important issues dealing with broadcast media. The two are very similar but different from each. Libel deals more with what was actually printed or broadcast, where as invasion of privacy deals with how the information was actually gathered. Both have laws to regulate and influence what kind of information is gathered and, how it is actually obtained. Libel simply is "defamation of character by published word", the publishing of falsities to hurt a person's reputation or standing....   [tags: essays papers] 1174 words
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Propoganda, Advocacy and Yellow Journalism - The Martians are coming. American jobs taken by Illegal Immigrants. USDA needs to enforce stricter regulations on cattle feed. Each headline could be found in today's news. When putting together a story, the interpretation of facts depends on how the facts are presented or the assumptions made by the journalist. It would be inaccurate to suggest or imply that the press and the media are always responsible and truthful. After all, stories with sensational headlines or titles that greatly stir our emotions tend to get the most notice....   [tags: Sociology] 1954 words
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Liyana Badr’s A Balcony over the Fakihani, Pillars of Salt, by Fadia Faqir, and A Woman of Five Seasons, by Leila Al-Atrash - Liyana Badr’s A Balcony over the Fakihani, Pillars of Salt, by Fadia Faqir, and A Woman of Five Seasons, by Leila Al-Atrash In Liyana Badr’s novella, A Balcony over the Fakihani, the main character, Su’ad, meets and falls in love with a man named Umar, who towards the book’s end is killed in battle. What occurs between the meeting and the death constitutes the author’s attempt to process the environment in which she grew up. Similarly, Pillars of Salt, by Fadia Faqir, and A Woman of Five Seasons, Leila Al-Atrash, focus on and investigate women’s lives in the Arab world....   [tags: A Balcony over the Fakihani] 3500 words
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James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Flann O'Brien's At Swim-Two-Birds and Modernist Writing - James Joyce's 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' and Flann O'Brien's 'At Swim-Two-Birds' and Modernist Writing The Twentieth Century found literature with a considerably different attitude and frame-of-mind than had the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Two hundred years is, of course, a long time to allow change within genres, but after the fairly gradual progression of the novel as a form, its change in the hands of modernism happened rapidly in comparison. Explaining how texts within the framework of modernist writing are “different” require laying out from what they are different, how, and why....   [tags: Joyce Portrait O'Brien Modernist Essays]
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BOOK 1: THE PIANO HANDBOOK In this book McCombie explains how Bartolomeo Cristofori changed a Harpsichord in to a piano - BOOK 1: THE PIANO HANDBOOK In this book McCombie explains how Bartolomeo Cristofori changed a Harpsichord in to a piano over three hundred years ago. McCombie goes on describing how when Cristofori was angry and frustrated he banged on the keys of the Harpsichord. Cristofori found that they didn’t respond with satisfactory crashing chords. By the year 1700 Cristofori changed the Harpsichord so that he could use two strings for each note and a set of leather covered hammers to strike them....   [tags: Papers] 1350 words
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The Rise of Fascism Due More to the Personality of Mussolini than the Failures of Liberal Italy - The Rise of Fascism Due More to the Personality of Mussolini than the Failures of Liberal Italy In 1922, Mussolini became the prime minister of Italy. This meant the end of Liberal Italy, and the rise of Fascism. Mussolini managed to do this because of his incredible personality, one which helped him be an excellent politician. On the other hand, Liberal Italy failed to fulfill national expectancy, also helping in the rise of Mussolini. The question here is which of the two was more important to the rise of Fascism....   [tags: Papers] 1061 words
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Marcus Garvey’s Legend, its Influence, Accomplishments, and Effects on the Rastafarian Movement and Reggae Musicians - Marcus Garvey’s Legend, its Influence, Accomplishments, and Effects on the Rastafarian Movement and Reggae Musicians "A race without authority and power is a race without respect." PARTI: INTRODUCTION Marcus Mosiah Garvey was a man that lived a life with a mission. Although his journey may have seemed impossible, his never-ending strength and dedication caused many people’s dreams and wishes to become realities. Garvey is considered a prophet by his followers, because of the inspiration he brought to the black race....   [tags: essays papers]
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Understanding the Convergence of Media Systems and Political Communication in the U.S. and Western Europe - Understanding the Convergence of Media Systems and Political Communication in the U.S. and Western Europe A powerful trend is clearly underway in the direction of greater similarity in the way the public sphere is structured across the world. In their products, in their professional practices and cultures, in their systems of relationships with other political and social institutions, media systems across the world are becoming increasingly alike. Political systems, meanwile, are becoming increasingly similar in the patterns of communication they incorporate....   [tags: Papers] 1041 words
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The Origins Of The Literary Western: Dime Novels And The Virginian By O.Wister - The concept of the Wild West lies at the core of the American ideology â€" the republican ideology of an independent state ruled by Law. The conflict between Law and Justice is always at the centre of a western. The reason is not hard to find: the wild frontier lands which used to belong to the native American population was an easy prey for all kinds of adventurers, outlaws and gangsters; ordinary settlers, in their turn, had to suffer from both Indians and rustlers. This resulted in immediate measures, such as lynching, which was viewed as an act of justice, on the one hand, and a kind of substitute for ineffective law, on the other....   [tags: O. Wister] 1583 words
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The Correspondent as Spokesperson and Mediator in Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat" - The Correspondent: the Spokesperson and the Mediator in Stephen Crane’s “The Open Boat” Stephen Crane’s “The Open Boat” has long been acclaimed as a fascinating exemplar of Naturalism, generating many studies that range from the indifference of Nature to the “psychological growth of the men through the experience” (466). The psychological growth happens to every man on the boat, yet is mostly depicted through the voice of the Correspondent and in the form of his questioning and contemplating their desperate situation....   [tags: American Literature] 825 words
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Discuss and consider the role of women in Stephen Dedalus' creative - Discuss and consider the role of women in Stephen Dedalus' creative process, how is this reflected in the language and narrative of the novel. From the very first page of "A portrait of the artist as a young man", where Stephen Dedalus writes in simplistic and linear style and uses inarticulate expression and description in his story of the "moocow", to the last where he writes in journalistic form with a vast array of vocabulary and complex language, there is a progression, a maturing, a creative development; and this is influenced by the experiences, relationships and personal growth Stephen goes through as he grows up....   [tags: English Literature] 1807 words
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A Comparison of the Two Film Versions of Romeo and Juliet - A Comparison of the Two Film Versions of Romeo and Juliet I have been studying the prologue to 'Romeo and Juliet' written by the magnificent playwright, William Shakespeare sometime between 1594 and 1596. Still globally acknowledged, it has been restyled by many directors for both stage and screen....   [tags: Papers] 1780 words
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The Future of Emerging Digital Media and Its Impact on Marketing - The Future of Emerging Digital Media and Its Impact on Marketing Innovation in information technologies has thrust humankind into an era of democratic media in which almost everyone can have immediate access to news and information, and become creators and contributors in the journalistic enterprise. As a result, news now moves in unconventional ways with unpredictable consequences. In the dawn of Web 2.0, viral marketing is presenting a new medium for brand exposure and a new definition of marketing....   [tags: Digital Media Technology] 1869 words
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Inner Happiness in Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea - Inner Happiness in Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea              Hemingway's view of human nature was that happiness was rare and was found within a man and not in his outside circumstances or surroundings.  Hemingway illustrates this in three ways.  First, he portrays the human nature of Santiago, the main character, as being one of humility and compassion, full of strength and pride.  He is shown not as a gleefully happy man, but one who meets life with a serene, quiet resilience.  Second, Santiago's fellow villagers are shown as shallow and materialistic, with a narrow view of life compared to his.  Their focus on appearances is in sharp contrast to Santiago's focus on intrinsic va...   [tags: Old Man and the Sea Essays]
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Glorification of Masculinity in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Lost World - Glorification of Masculinity in The Lost World      The male ego and the fulfillment of a man's own image of himself can be strong motivating forces behind his actions and behaviors. Society has created parameters used to define a "real" man; failing to live up to these specifications threatens one's masculinity and standing amongst one's peers. These expectations and requirements for manhood are constantly reinforced by society. The prevailing stereotype of the classic "Marlboro Man" along with movie heroes such as James Bond, Indiana Jones, and John Wayne give the impression of the adventurous ladies' man who laughs in the face of danger and can do no wrong....   [tags: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Lost World Essays]
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Comparison on Watership Down and From Hutch to House Pets.... - Comparison on Watership Down and From Hutch to House Pets.... Not every author has the same opinion on certain creatures' status as living things. The extract from "Watership Down" by Richard Adams and the article "From Hutch to House Pets A Rabbit is the Perfect Companion, Even Inside the Home" by Susan Clark are written from a different format of text and therefore have different persuading technique on rabbits as subject matter. These two pieces are concerning rabbits, however, the authors regard rabbits as animals with different intellectual levels....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 940 words
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Mourning and Melancholia in Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls - Mourning and Melancholia in Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940) begins with a quotation from John Donne’s “Meditation XVII.” With this epigraph, Hemingway identifies the source of his title and defines the connections achieved between human beings through mourning.: Donne’s argument begins, “No man is an island,” and it concludes with an assertion of our bond to the dead: “never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.” Proper mourning acknowledges the losses to our self in the death of another....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway]
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Zora Neale Hurston and Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston and Their Eyes Were Watching God     Zora Neale Hurston an early twentieth century Afro-American feminist author, was raised in a predominately black community which gave her an unique perspective on race relations, evident in her novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God.  Hurston drew on her on experiences as a feminist Afro-American female to create a story about the magical transformation of Janie, from a young unconfident girl to a thriving woman.  Janie experiences many things that make her a compelling character who takes readers along as her companion, on her voyage to discover the mysteries and rewards life has to offer.              Zora Neale Hurston was, the...   [tags: Their Eyes Were Watching God Essays]
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Comparing Black Boy and Their Eyes Were Watching God - Black Boy and Their Eyes Were Watching God      After World War I, Harlem became known for the sudden emergence of literature, theater and music attributed to the migration of African Americans from the South and other cities. Both Zora Neal Hurston and Richard Wright emerged as writers this time, this, however, should not be the sole basis for comparison of their writing as writers themselves. Both Wright and Hurston had different agendas as writers and it is not as important to note their upbringing and backgrounds, but their audiences and the reason that drove them to write....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Role of the Fathers in Chaim Potok’s The Chosen - Role of the Fathers in Chaim Potok’s The Chosen Chaim Potok’s The Chosen is the story of a lasting friendship that blossoms between two Jewish boys, Danny Saunders and Reuven Malter, during and after World War II. On a deeper level, much of the plot focuses on the character of their fathers–Reb Saunders and David Malter–whose beliefs and ideals are rooted in two separate worlds. Reb Saunders is a zealous Hasidic rabbi who wants to impart his knowledge of his religion upon Danny and expects his son to follow in his footsteps....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays]
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Samuel Clemens in Buffalo: A Woman and an Artist - Samuel Clemens in Buffalo: A Woman and an Artist Preface While literary critics and historians alike have thoroughly examined the influence of Samuel Langhorne Clemens’ Missouri boyhood and foreign travels on his writing, scholars outside of Western New York consistently overlook the importance of the eighteen months he spent in Buffalo from August 1869 to March 1871. Though a Buffalo resident for the past twenty years, I was also only vaguely aware that Clemens passed through until Dr. Walter Sharrow of the Canisius College History Department mentioned his local stay....   [tags: Samuel Clemens Bibliography]
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Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - In his Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Gabriel Garcia Marquez raises that very question, the question of whether the desires of society can overshadow the needs of an individual. If a man cries out in a forest, and no one around him cares, does he make a sound. In his Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Gabriel Garcia Marquez raises that very question, the question of whether the desires of society can overshadow the needs of an individual. In his Chronicle, two brothers, Pablo and Pedro Vicario, arbitrarily murder a young man named Santiago Nasar....   [tags: English Literature] 831 words
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"the Oppressive Power of Patriarchy in Angela Carter's Novels" - We can read Angela Carter as both entertaining and a critique of constructions and presentations of power, gender, sexuality and construction of gendered identities. First we will consider the oppressive and destructive power of patriarchy which is the social system in which men are regarded as the authority within the family and society. Afterwards in the next chapter we will investigate how Carter's heroines succeed in constructing their femininity and their gendered identities. Let us look at a typical piece of Carter' s writing The Magic Toyshop and its specific focus on critiquing the oppressive power of patriarchy that is represented through the oppressive character of Un...   [tags: Personal Essays] 778 words
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Government and Politics - The Atheist Civil-Liberty Union - The Atheist Civil-Liberty Union       The American Civil Liberties Union has a public agenda, and that agenda appears to be this: to make the United States in all her public manifestations reflect an atheist's view of the nation's founding and continuing existence. Is it item #84 on the ACLU's published agenda that calls for the elimination of "In God We Trust" from our coins. "Under God" must also be torn from the Pledge of Allegiance. The Commandments given Moses must never appear as public symbols....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Church of Scientology: Copyright vs. Free Speech - The Church of Scientology: Copyright vs. Free Speech Abstract: In 1995, the Church of Scientology sued a number of parties, including the Washington Post, in an attempt to prevent the circulation of secret documents about the “religion.” This paper examines both sides of this issue, explores the implications to copyright law and the First Amendment, and describes the actual results of the case. The Church of Scientology is a global organization with over 270 churches or missions worldwide. For decades, it has possessed followers with an almost fanatical devotion to their leader, L....   [tags: Legal Law Essays]
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Djuna Barnes's The Diary of a Dangerous Child - Djuna Barnes's The Diary of a Dangerous Child "By this I mean that I am debating with myself whether I shall place myself in some good man's hands and become a mother, or if I shall become wanton and go out in the world and make a place for myself." -Olga, "The Diary of a Dangerous Child" In Djuna Barnes's short story "The Diary of a Dangerous Child" (1922), the narrator, an adolescent girl named Olga, ponders her destiny on the occasion of her fourteenth birthday: should she marry, settle down, and have children or become a "wanton," independent woman....   [tags: Djuna Barnes Diary Dangerous Child Essays]
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Bigger Thomas, of Native Son and Tupac Shakur - "Negro writers must accept the nationalist implications of their lives, not in order to encourage them, but in order to change and transcend them. They must accept the concept of nationalism because, in order to transcend it, they must posses and understand it." -- Richard Wright In 1996, famed rapper and entertainer Tupac Shakur[1] was gunned down in Las Vegas. Journalistic sentiment at the time suggested he deserved the brutal death. The New York Times headline, "Rap Performer Who Personified Violence, Dies," suggested Shakur, who was twenty five when he died, deserved his untimely death....   [tags: Richard Wright's Native Son, 2015]
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William Randolph Hearst and the Spanish American War - William Randolph Hearst and the Spanish American War How far is a person willing to go to be the best. Will he sacrifice friends, family, even the lives of his countrymen. What makes someone that devoted to competition that they are willing to destroy everything that they’ve ever known, and quite possibly start a war in the process all to see that they’ve outsold there competition. These are the questions one must ask once you learn of the life’s story of William Randolph Hearst. From his news empire that included over 2 dozen major newspapers in 15 cities (Swanberg) to his more then slightly warped sense of moral propriety, Hearst’s life led him into the position where he escalated an inte...   [tags: William Randolph History War Essays]
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The Theme of Community in the Open Boat - Stephen Crane's Theme of Community Stephen Crane is well known in the literary world for his many underlying themes. In Stephan Crane's "The Open Boat," one of the many themes that can be seen is that of community. He brings to life the importance of the each individual's role in the group setting. Crane uses a dire situation in which men's lives are in the hands of each other to show that without group togetherness no one would make it. He shows the group being given false hopes from outside forces but, how in the end the group must band together for survival and not rely on anything but themselves....   [tags: American Literature Stephan Crane]
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The Effect of TV News Crime and Violence - The Effect of TV News Crime and Violence Television news, due primarily to its obsession with crime and violence, definitely has a negative impact upon our society. TV news is basically an oxymoron; giving us the skin of the truth stuffed with a lie. A news program should be focused on the facts, with perhaps some objective analysis. However, for business purposes, TV news broadcasts use dramatic, usually violent stories and images to capture and maintain an audience, under the pretense of keeping it informed....   [tags: Papers] 828 words
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Narrative in the Chronicles of a Death Foretold - Narrative in the Chronicles of a death foretold The novel consists of a detailed history of the circumstances of the murder taken by the narrator, a journalist and former friend of the victim, twenty-seven years after the incident in question. The long range effects of this murder on the citizens of the town in which it occurs, and their unspoken involvement in the crime itself, are revealed in the course of the narrator’s history. The novel tells the story of the narrator's return to the Colombian town to resolve the details of the murder....   [tags: essays research papers] 1105 words
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All Over but the Shoutin’ by Rick Bragg - All Over but the Shoutin’ by Rick Bragg All Over but the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg is an autobiography that starts from Mr. Bragg's impoverished childhood in a family that included an abusive, alcoholic father, an incredibly powerful angel of a mother and his two brothers, and follows him through his Pulitzer Prize-winning journalistic career at the New York Times. The author states at the beginning of the book that readers will laugh and cry reading it. He was right on the money with both of these points....   [tags: Bragg autobiography] 1503 words
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The Most Deadly Drugs are Already Legal - This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. Fried egg is probably the most influential commercial of our generation. We feared it, we laughed at it, some of us stopped eating eggs, and we made a lot of t-shirts about it. And who was scaring us. Who was so concerned about our health. Our loving friends: The Partnership for a Drug-Free America (PDFA). We used to watch those commercials and get all warm and fuzzy inside, someone out there cared enough about us to spend a lot of money on those frightening ads....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1141 words
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The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer – Tribulations - The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer – Tribulations Mark Twain uses "The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer" to reveal his own childhood. In the preface Mark Twain states "Most of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred; one or two were experiences of my own, the rest those of boys who were schoolmates of mine. Huck Finn is drawn from real life; Tom Sawyer also, but not from an individual - he is a combination of the characteristics of three boys whom I knew, and therefore belongs to the composite order of architecture." This is Mark Twain's "The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer"....   [tags: Adventures Tom Sawyer Essays] 1034 words
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Ernest Hemingway and A Farewell To Arms - Ernest Hemingway and A Farewell To Arms      "We did not do the things we wanted to do; we never did such things" (Hemingway 13). This single sentence voiced early in Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell To Arms by the American protagonist, Lieutenant Frederic Henry, sums up the rather pessimistic and drab tone and mood presented in Hemingway's works, particularly this novel, which also reflects the pessimistic and judgmental mind housed within the author. Regardless of the unhappy circumstances and heart-breaking situations which prevail throughout the novel, A Farewell To Arms certainly deserves a place in a listing of works of high literary merit....   [tags: Farewell Arms Essays]
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The Short Stories of Gabriel Garcia Marquez - The Short Stories of Gabriel Garcia Marquez Short story writer. Novelist. Journalist. Political activist. Nobel Prize winner. Most beloved of 20th century Latin American authors, Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born on March 6, 1928, in the small coastal town of Aracataca, Colombia. He published his first story, "The Third Resignation," in 1947 and began studying law and journalism. His first novel, Leafstorm, was published in 1955, the same year the Colombian government shut down his employer, the newspaper El Espectador....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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The Fiction and Journalism of Charles Dickens - The Fiction and Journalism of Charles Dickens Readers of Charles Dickens' journalism will recognize many of the author's themes as common to his novels. Certainly, Dickens addresses his fascination with the criminal underground, his sympathy for the poor, especially children, and his interest in the penal system in both his novels and his essays.  The two genres allow the author to address these matters with different approaches, though with similar ends in mind. Two key differences exist, however, between the author's novels and his journalism....   [tags: Charles Dickens]
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Myths in Tom Robbins’s Another Roadside Attraction - Questioning Myths in Tom Robbins’s Another Roadside Attraction Tom Robbins’s controversial first novel, Another Roadside Attraction, epitomizes the declination of religious devotion, especially Catholicism, in America during the 1960s. Influences on Robbins while conceiving this novel include the early history of Christianity, eastern religion, and author Joseph Campbell. Campbell is famous for his massive and detailed comparisons of Western and Eastern spirituality, myth, and belief. Additionally, the experimentation with psychedelic drugs such as LSD and psilocybin mushrooms led Robbins to new perspectives and mind expansion and consequently to question the validity of Christianity and t...   [tags: Another Roadside Attraction]
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Humor's Place in the 20th Century Novel - Humor's Place in the 20th Century Novel       In her essay, “The Beautiful and Sublime Revisited,” Iris Murdoch says: The modern novel, the serious novel, does tend toward either two extremes: either it is a tight metaphysical object, which wishes it were a poem, and which attempts to convey, often in mythical form, some central truth about the human condition or else it is a loose journalistic epic, documentary or possibly even didactic in inspiration, offering a commentary on current institutions or on some matter out of history (264)....   [tags: Literature Literary Essays]
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