Sax Rohmer

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  • Asian-American Women Stereotypes

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    As an Asian-American woman, I want to see better representation for the Asian community; if media is supposed to reflect the real world, then there is no excuse for leaving Asians out in American films. I want to dissect why Asians are still marginalized and stereotyped today when there is a demand for more diversity in media. In addition, I want to cover the history behind the stereotyping and whitewashing of Asians in Hollywood and how that still has a negative impact today. In fact, recent movies

  • Hollywood's Asians Essay

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    As the popularity of Fu Manchu increased, Hollywood was quick to take advantage and portray this character as a threat to white supremacy. According to Eugene Franklin Wong’s The Early Years: Asians in the American Films Prior to World War II, Rohmer, the creator of Fu Manchu stated “I MADE MY MANE ON FU MANCHU BECAUSE I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT the Chinese... I know something about Chinatown. But that is a different matter.” (Wong, 57) This presented a problem as the whole perception of Dr. Fu Manchu

  • Romanticism and Modernism as Strange Bedfellows: A Fresh Look at Jack Kerouac's On the Road

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    Romanticism and Modernism as Strange Bedfellows: A Fresh Look of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very Heaven! O time In which the meagre, stale, forbidding ways Of custom, law and statute, took at once The attraction of a Country in Romance! The Prelude—William Wordsworth (Come in under the shadow of this rock), And I will show you something different from either Your shadow at morning striding behind you Or your shadow at evening

  • Women And Women In Jack Kerouac's On The Road

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    In Jack Kerouac’s novel, On the Road, women are objectified and sexualized by the men in the story. Sal, Dean and other male characters use descriptive language to portray a woman’s looks and demeaning language to characterize the women they encounter. The men also disregard any feelings that the women have while also ignoring any positive qualities they may have. The two women who are the main victims in this novel are Marylou and Camille, and Dean Moriarty is the source of the majority of the mistreatment

  • On The Road Character Analysis

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    In Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road, the main character, Sal, battles with his white identity. He spends most of his time on the road, traveling long distances across the United States and back and meeting different people from various backgrounds during his road trips. Throughout the course of his novel, he frequently takes on other forms of identities and appears to detach himself away from not only his own character, but from his own hometown and upbringing. At the end of Part Two, Sal has decided

  • Narrator's Role in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Kerouac's On The Road

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    Narrator's Role in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Kerouac's On The Road Over the last fifty years, since the release of On The Road in 1957, it has not been uncommon for critics to draw parallels between Kerouac’s semi-autobiographical novel and Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, released thirty-two years previously. It is for certain that both the novels share many similar traits, both examine concepts of American ideals and The American Dream, both are heavily influenced by the jazz age

  • Jack Kerouac’s On The Road - The Impact of Dean on Sal's Identity

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    Impact of Dean on Sal's Identity in On the Road     In part I, chapter 3 of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, Sal arrives at Des Moines and checks into a cheap, dirty motel room. He sleeps all day and awakens in time to witness the setting sun. As he looks around the unfamiliar room, Sal realizes that he doesn't understand his own identity. Identity lost, he states "I was half way across America, at the dividing line between the East of my youth and the West of my future." He has lost the calming

  • Analysis Of Sue Monk Kidd's Novel And The Invention Of Wings

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    Sue Monk Kidd’s novel, The Invention of Wings was published in 2014, and Jack Kerouac’s On the Road had been published in 1957; however, even with fifty-seven-year difference between their publication dates Kidd and Kerouac carried one central theme in their novels, and that is the idea of a journey. The link between the journeys in these books is noted by the major character’s desire to see life as they imagine it to be; for Kidd’s character, it is not only about the chance to escape slavery, but

  • Jack Kerouac’s On The Road - The Spiritual Quest, the Search for Self and Identity

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    The Spiritual Quest in On the Road           A disillusioned youth roams the country without truly establishing himself in one of the many cities he falls in love with. In doing so, he manages with the thought or presence of his best friend. What is he searching for? While journeying on the road, Sal Paradise is not searching for a home, a job, or a wife. Instead, he longs for a mental utopia offered by Dean Moriarty. This object of his brotherly love grew up in the streets of America. Through

  • Jack Kerouac 's On The Road With Sal Paradise

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    Readers spend much of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road with Sal Paradise, the narrator, in his travels throughout the United States trying to escape the rigors of his old life. An issue arises for Paradise because every time he begins to settle down somewhere the place turns old and his desire for movement returns. Paradise’s desire for movement eventually becomes second nature to him. He thrives on the uncertainties of the road and the people he sees only get passing reactions and glances at him from