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    Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

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    of “the ectasy of speed.” E.L. Doctorow’s novel Ragtime, which has been adapted into a stage production as well, stands as an example of precisely this sort of text. There is the question of the association of the cultural, historical, and fictional characteristics of Ragtime that critic Brian Roberts has called the “central metaphor” of the novel. When put together with the cohesive historical narrative within the novel, the discussion reveals the ways in which Doctorow uses Ragtime to perform a

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    Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow Essay

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    Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow Up until the late 1900?s, the American populace on the whole had assumed a very optimistic view of American history. Glossing over disgraceful events, emphasizing the brighter points in our history, our culture has attempted to ignore the obvious fact that we have had, and still have, our fair share of problems. In Ragtime, E.L. Doctorow unabashedly exposes some of the worst aspects of American life in our more recent history. Doctorow doesn?t hold back anything, providing

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    Billy Bathegate by EL Doctorow Essay

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    Billy Bathegate by EL Doctorow Billy Bathgate is an important American novel in it’s portrayal of one young man’s evolution from boyhood to maturity. The novel is about a fifteen year old boy that gets taken under the wing of Dutch Schultz, a 1930’s gangster trying to keep a hold of his diminishing empire. As the novel unfolds, so does the rising maturity of the tough young man introduced to us as Billy Bathgate. Billy finds himself in situations that most of us never see in our whole life

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    Mass surveillance is a highly controversial topic. On one hand, it could be argued that mass surveillance exists for the greater good of humanity. With mass surveillance, there is always someone watching or someone capable of watching which could instil the feeling of safety for some. For, if something bad should happen, there would be evidence for such an event. This concept makes sense when you imagine ‘good’ people behind the screen, using surveillance for the selfless act of making sure others

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    Code 8

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    Brothers Stephen and Robbie Amell bring viewers a world where 4% of the population is ridiculed for having super abilities. In Code 8 a young man whose part of that very population finds himself fighting the authorities. With a strong alternative view to the genre of Superheroes, Code 8 (the term used by police for a rogue special) flourishes with a strong narrative that seems to lace everything up to make it all come together with a variety of special effects, good enough acting, and surprisingly

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    We Must Make Our Parents?

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    Some people believe that as we get older, we become more and more like our parents. It begins when you notice yourself developing the annoying habits of your father, then you see it manifested through your greying hair and drooping skin, just like your mother had at this age. It’s biological, it’s unavoidable; we turn into our parents and there is nothing we can do to stop it. The way we interact with others, our beliefs and morals, our political views, and so much more about the people we become

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    main story in the sense that they coexist but do not affect it. This entirely ruins the purpose of including subplots, as they should intertwine with and almost become a part of the main plotline. This is where Cory Doctorow 's novel Little Brother succeeds. Throughout the novel, Doctorow focuses mainly on the story of Marcus Yallow, a high schooler living in San Francisco with gifted abilities in hacking, and his friends as he fights the manipulative government branch: The Department of

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    Big Brothers role in the novel of 1984 is to install fear in all the citizens of Oceania. One of the signs read that “BIG BROTHER IS ALWAYS WATCHING YOU (page 4)” this signs install fear in all the citizens because they have to wacher what they do and say. Although Big Brother is not a real charter all the citizens of Oceania fears Big Brother because he is always watching all the citizens and every move they make and records them. Big brother is also the law enforcement in Oceania which is known

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    Ragtime American Dream

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    E.L. Doctorow’s novel Ragtime is a story involving certain characters, each trying to find his or her place in America. Doctorow focus’s on many themes throughout the novel, however, one theme that he gives to the reader from the very beginning of the novel is the American dream. Many characters throughout the novel individually take diverse journeys in order to fulfill what they might describe as “The American Dream.” Throughout Ragtime several characters venture upon momentous journeys whether

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    What would you do if you are a teenager and you are wrongly detained for a series of bombings in the heart of San Francisco? To a common man, this would sound like a well thought-out act of terrorism by foreign forces. The is a wonderful book that revolves around cybersecurity and terrorism. Marcus Yallow, the main character and narrator of the novel, is a senior at Cesar Chavez High School in San Francisco, CA. He is a computer geek and gamer, hence his screen name of “w1n5t0n”. He spends most of

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