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    trade. Leonardo Decaprio plays a South African mercenary, smuggling diamonds to sell back to the diamond industries in wealthy countries. A Mende fisherman played by Djimon Hounsou was taken from his home and separated from his family is forced to mine for diamonds. Djimon and Leonardo join together to try and recover a rare gem that Djimon lost in an attack. Jenifer Connelly plays an American journalist that helps the two men throughout their journey and also documents it. Jennifer Connelly goal in

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    Diamond, released in 2006, is one of these films that seems to at least start out in display of the images of mediated ideologies. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, and Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond is a film directed by Edward Zwick, with themes including war, politics, and race. DiCaprio and Hounsou were nominated at the Academy Awards for their performances in the film, and the movie itself has received generally positive reviews (Metacritic 2007). Taking place against the backdrop

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    I would be lying if I said the argument of whether the language in The Tempest is more for empowerment or subjugation is an argument I hear about ALL THE TIME, but doesn’t mean it isn’t a valid argument because I have never heard of it before this class. Shakespeare uses The Tempest as a medium to show subjugation. The age of discovery came with finding new lands and expanding to places unknown and meeting new people. Great for us but not for them sadly; people are truly cruel. The meaning of subjugation

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    Question 1: Who is Long John Silver? Long John Silver is a loyal pirate who comes from a poor family with very little wealth. For evidence, page 13 states,”It was a bitter cold winter,with long, hard frosts and heavy gales; and it was plain from the first that my poor father was little likely to see the spring.”(Stevenson) Question 2: Why is Ben Gunn significant? Ben Gunn is a very significant person due to his background on why he was found on the island but how mannerly he was when he met John

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    “Remember, remember always, that all of us... are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” says President Franklin D. Roosevelt about immigration. America is a country of immigrants, made up of people from all around the world. When our great, great grandparents traveled over to America, there were no big, fast planes to carry them overseas; they had to travel by dirty, slow boats that were only prepared to carry products and carriages. We know that there are many different people in America

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    My visualization map of “The Tempest” depicts three land masses separated by the sea. From the view of the King’s mariners, the sea is nothing but water for miles in all directions. Little did they know that the tempest would blow them off course and shipwreck them near Prospero’s island of damnation. On the island I envision paths lined with palm trees and greenery. While the other men give quite different accounts, Gonzalo sees the beauty of the uninhabited island as I would. He marvels, “How

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    Through the movie Blood Diamond you can see many tragic events happening. There is loss for some people and gain for others. The movie takes place during the time of the civil war in Sierra Leone in 1999 (Synopsis for Blood Diamond). The movie portrays the events that transpired between the government soldiers and rebel forces. (Synopsis for Blood Diamond). As the Movie opens Solomon Vandy is taken away from his family by RUF (the Revolutionary United Front). Among other Solomon is set to work to

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    A comparative study of Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest and Yojiro Takita’s film, Departures reinforce the concept that an individual’s competency to recognise the connotations of foreign contexts, leaves lasting impacts on their perspectives of the world and those around them. Both composers incorporate the vital idea that characters’ confrontation with morality induces developments of change and subsequently reflect integral actions of compassion. The Tempest sets the discourse of an abortive revenge

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    The process and impacts of discovery are heavily influenced by the context and values which the texts are shaped around. The context and values shape the ways in which an individual perceives their world and thus their response to a discovery. This is reflected in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest through the characterisation of Prospero and various dramatic techniques. Shakespeare’s play The Tempest was written amidst the ‘Age of Discovery’, an age of new worlds and ideas which highly valued literature

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    One of the main themes of The Tempest deals with the fragility of authority in the face of a dire situation. A person of high status could lose it all when confronted with danger, and treachery. One example of authority lost is found in the beginning of The Tempest. Gonzalo is powerless to stop the downgrade of his position from the lower-ranked Boatswain. His tactless remarks doesn’t go unnoticed as Gonzalo and the other nobles insult him and attempt to remind him of his lower level. However, the

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