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  • Themes In A Visit From The Goon Squad

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    Time, like a river flows in a set direction and once past no amount of nostalgia is capable of reversing its course. Just as it is impossible to reverse the passage of time, it is impossible to retain a past identity. Jennifer Egan’s novel, a Visit from the Goon Squad, is a collection of short stories that each have a distinct voice and style. Although each chapter can stand alone, they are bound together by thematic elements and a complex web of relationships centered around Bennie Salazar a music

  • Analysis Of Lou Kline In A Visit From The Goon Squad

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    that jumps between periods of time and interchanges multiple characters, Lou Kline is one of the only consistent elements throughout the entirety of A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. Lou is first portrayed hostily as a abhorrent, egocentric man who fears growing older. In the next chapter, the reader’s perception of Lou is altered from a sleazy man to a more paternal figure, and the reader understands that while Lou has done despicable things, he is not completely immoral. Altered again

  • Wooden Fish Songs by Ruthanne Lum McCunn Essay

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    immigrant who gives up his country and family to pursue his passion for botany. Three women that knew him the best narrate Lue Gim Gong's story from three distinct cultures and three distinct points of view. They include his mother Sum Jui, his teacher Fanny Burlingame, and a friend that he makes named Sheba. Their contrasting perspectives are carefully interwoven from chapter to chapter. Lue, however, never gets a voice throughout the book; this makes Lue Gim Gong's life even more puzzling than it already

  • Research Paper On Jim Jones

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    leader of the Peoples Temple, was responsible for the loss of the 900+ people that died in Guyana on November 18, 1978. Before all of this Jim Jones was a normal man living a life as a preacher who preached against racism. Throughout his life he was very popular by “currying favor with public officials and the media, donated money to numerous charitable causes and delivered votes for various politicians at election times”(History Staff). Jim Jones was a cult leader that preached to 900+ people of the Peoples

  • Jonestown Massacre : The Mass Suicide

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    Guyana, South America to commit a mass suicide of 900+ people. He accomplished this by having every one drink a laced Kool-Aid. A few other things that will be discussed about with be how the Peoples Temple (the cult name) grew and got this many members. Also on what was in the drink and how they members were treated throughout while being in the organization. The Peoples Temple Jim Jones was the one who had founded this so called “Peoples Temple” in the 1950s in Indiana. But then later on he relocated

  • Peoples Temple Essay

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    Peoples Temple On November 18, 1978 more than nine hundred people died in one of the largest mass murder/suicides in history. The man that implemented and carried out that atrocity was James Warren Jones, otherwise known as Jim Jones, a self proclaimed Second Coming (God). His exposure to an intensely emotional Pentecostal church service influenced and shaped his future beliefs and actions. In 1960, despite his lack of theological training, Jim Jones became an ordained minister. He made racial

  • The Impact Of Social Inequality In The Peoples Temple

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    discrimination was becoming more and more a part of an everyday battles that Peoples Temple were prepared to battle (History Channel) inequality was one of the main goals of Peoples Temple but when the group evolved into what it became into, people stayed because they still wanted to be a part of something that was bigger then them in pursuit of a greater cause. “He had marched with Martin Luther King and once believed that the Peoples Temple would fulfill his dream of integration and racial equality.(The

  • Jim Jones Cult Theory

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    Sociologists view cult behavior as a deviance from society’s norm. There are many theories as to why a cult leader forms a cult and how they garner such complete blind devotion from their members. While researching Jim Jones and The Peoples Temple I discovered that this particular cult adhered to several of the proven theories. Jones had few societal bonds and used fear and intimidation to control his members. He was an extreme socialist turned communist; when his original goals were met with

  • The Jonestown Suicides : Jim Jones And The Jonestown Massacre

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    "Jonestown Massacre". It all started from when Jim Jones created what was known as the Peoples Temple in the middle of Indianapolis in 1955 leading only just 20 followers at the time. After a year had past, the people’s temple started to make a name for itself by serving for the disadvantage and opening an orphanage. This started to draw a crowd to the temple and it manage to start almost a new religion. And when November 1978 arrived, Jim Jones managed to persuade 909 people to commit suicide that were

  • Jim Jones And The Jonestown Massacre

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    Jim Jones and the Jonestown Massacre November 18, 1978, altered America, but the process leading up to that day began much earlier by a mind only described as perverse. The Peoples Temple of the Disciples of Christ, Peoples Temple as it is commonly referred, led by James Warren Jones blazed its own way into the history books with what is still one of the most disastrous endings of a movement. Jim Jones is known for founding the most infamous cult in American history; his reputation revolves around