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  • The Characteristics Of Catherine InWashington Square, By Henry James

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    The novel, Washington Square written by Henry James, takes place in Manhattan during the 1840s. “Washington Square” began for James with an anecdote told by the actress Fanny Kemble (Simpson). The main characters include Dr. Sloper who is a renown physician, his two sisters; Mrs. Penniman who is melodramatic and Mrs. Almond who is sympathetic, a coxcomb known as Morris Townsend, and Catherine who is the daughter of Dr. Sloper. These characters affect Catherine’s personality and have a great impact

  • Story Analysis Of You Leave Them By Mona Simpson

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    In the story “You Leave Them “ by Mona Simpson, Ann (Heather) ,a twelve years old girl, and her mother relocate from Bay City, Wisconsin to Los Angeles, California. They followed pee trucks and inquire melons for food. Throughout the trip Heather disagreed with many decision her mother made. Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles, Heather’s mom pulled over to one of the first diners to change clothes and freshen up before driving any further to their destination. Upon arriving at the Bel-Air Hotel

  • Marcel Duchamp Comparison

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    about ‘what art should be’ and ‘how it should be made’ . He himself was intrigued by the concept of a fourth dimension. He wasn’t just a painter but also a sculptor and writer. He always saw art as evolving and creating new things. Duchamp reproduced “Mona Lisa” in 1919 as just a spoof, but it shocked the people of that time and its final outcome gave birth to a whole new form of Art. The reproduction by Duchamp was titled “L.H.O.O.Q.”, which he describes it is as “She has an hot ass” , is as follows:

  • Media Analysis of Gender Essay

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    First of all, in The Simpsons, the scene where we get into the actual plot of the story opens with Marge and Lisa walking into a department store that sells dolls. The gender stereotype that girls are only interested in playing with dolls is reinforced here as a huge selection of Malibu Stacy dolls is on display with a throng of screeching, bloodthirsty girls tearing the store apart. Lisa says, “I’m warning you mom, I might get a little crazy.” and immediately knocks down a girl and snatches another

  • TV MYTHS Essay

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    TELEVISION AS A MEDIUM FOR MODERN DAY MYTHS Throughout the 1950s and 1960s television programming developed rapidly into more than an assortment of fact and fiction narratives; it became itself a social text for an increasing population, “functioning as a kind of code through which people gleaned a large portion of their information, intellectual stimulation, and distraction” (Danesi, 240). Since its inception in the mid-1930s, many of television’s programs have become the history of many cultures

  • Analysis of Mise-En-Scene in the Film 'American Beauty' Essay

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    How does mise-en-scene create meaning and provoke response in the opening of American Beauty? The opening scene of American Beauty shows a teenage girl lying in a bed, venting her feelings towards her father. In this, the audience sees her in dull clothing and colours, minimal make-up and has greasy-looking hair. As she sits up, her hair falls around her face and she stares directly into the camera, giving a sense of unease to the audience. The next shot is an establishing shot, showing the

  • Toronto Mississippi by Joan Macleod Essay

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    Literature as defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary is “the body of written works produced in a particular language, country, or age”. Literature comes in different variations, languages, and from different countries. Canadian literature is literature made exclusively by an author of Canadian descent that understands what life is as a Canadian. The Canadian play I chose to read was Toronto Mississippi by Joan Macleod. The play has different themes that can be used as to teaching tools in Canadian

  • Television Sitcom : A Tv Sitcom

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    subtle and extreme blurring the lines between surreal and factual. The Simpsons (Fox, 1989) is America’s longest running sitcom, the youtube channel ‘Now You See It’ suggests that this is because of “The Perfect Balance.” (Now You See It, 2015) The use of classic sitcom techniques such as sincere lessons revolving around relatable topics like home life, religion and the workplace teamed with ‘cartoon’ humour allows for The Simpsons to both make us laugh and make us empathise with the characters in a

  • Literature Survey And Text Analysis

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    Assignment Component 1: Course Work Folio Topic 1: Culture/ Youth Culture Task: Literature Survey & Text Analysis of Youth Culture in Australia Task 1 a) Culture is defined as the characteristics that a specific group of people ranging from language, religion, music, cuisine and social habits. There are a variety of cultures around the globe e.g. Western culture, African culture, Middle Eastern culture etc. (http://www.livescience.com/21478-what-is-culture-definition-of-culture.html) b) Culture

  • The Dystopia Of Anne Washburn 's Play, Mr. Burns : A Post Electric Play

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    culture in many ways. The purposes of popular culture sometimes change or remain the same. Popular culture is with us throughout our lives in times of triumph and anxiety. Washburn’s play focuses on a group of people who recall an episode of The Simpsons during a time of crisis. They compare lines and characters in order to better understand the environment around them and they talk about it to entertain themselves. Recalling an old episode was an activity for the characters to spend time during

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