Walter Mosley

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  • `` Always Outgunned, Always Outnumbered By Walter Mosley

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    14 parable, interconnected short stories deeply embedded with philosophic moral dilemmas, written by author Walter Mosley. This collection of stories is an episodic look into the life of Socrates Fortlow; the book’s stoic main character, who must endure the daily struggles of being a symbolic black man in a predominately white man’s world. Without ever becoming too race centered, author Walter Mosley’s primary focus is about the animosity and conflict of inner city blacks that face the daily chaos;

  • Blue Dress, By Walter Mosley

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    Nearly five decades later, Walter Mosley introduced his detective mystery, Devil in a Blue Dress, which would become a classic amongst hard-boiled literature and would also make it to the big screen. When we look at Mosley’s essay, “Poisonville,” which describes hard-boiled as “a state of being…when a man or a woman, or an entire nation of women and men, is pressed to physical, emotional, economic, and/or intellectual limits…”(Paragraph 1), it can be argued that he carried these ideas over to his

  • Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned Essay

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    In my opinion, a book is always a better choice for entertainment then a movie. Usually, when a book is adapted into a movie; the movie always seems to omit scenes and details mentioned in the book. This is the same with Walter Mosley’s Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned; a novel that tells a story surrounding a man named Socrates Fortlow. However, while the movie version of Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned follows the same concept as the book there are substantial differences in terms of events

  • Devil in a Blue Dress Rhetorical Analysis Novel vs. Film Essay

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    Devil in a Blue Dress: Novel vs. Film The hardboiled mystery novel, Devil in a Blue Dress, by Walter Mosley was first published in 1990 and was acknowledged by former U.S. President, Bill Clinton, as one of his many favorite novelists (Easy Writer). Taking place in post-war Los Angeles, the story is narrated by an African American laborer, Easy Rawlins, who is transformed into an L.A. detective after being pulled in to the affairs of local townspeople. The successful novel continued onto screen

  • `` Little Scarlet `` By Walter Mosley

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    Walter Mosley’s writing in “Little Scarlet” reflects a time when racial tension was strong, discrimination present and prejudice led to violence. The black citizens of South Los Angeles retaliated via the Watt’s Riots in 1965, as a result of countless years of being made to feel as though they had no voice. In my paper I will be exploring the connection between the historical oppressions that led up to the events and how todays California is impacted. The 1920s historically was a period of struggle

  • A Blue Dress By Walter Mosley

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    Walter Mosley’s novel, Devil in a Blue Dress, explores the racial prejudices in Los Angeles during the 1940’s. The novel takes place in 1948, when the United States was still legally segregated into black and white communities and when people divided themselves into lower and upper classes. Easy Rawlins, the main character in the book, is an ordinary lower class African American worker, who faces limited opportunities and little money to live on. Throughout the novel, Easy Rawlins experiences firsthand

  • Devil in a Blue Dress Film vs. Book

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    differences between the two. Sometimes there are elements that are present in the book that have a tendency to get lost in the production and directing of a movie. At other times, the movie adds elements that are not originally in the book. In Walter Mosley’s book, “Devil in a Blue Dress,” and the movie of the same name share some similar literary elements. However, there are several vital situations and parts of the book’s story that are not present in the film. Hence, the movie downplays a

  • Essay about Critical Analysis of Walter Mosley

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    Critical Analysis of Walter Mosley      “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you do or say may be used against you in a court of law.” Although no one wants to hear these words, they are words that are known across the country and are uttered every day. Walter Mosley takes this concept of “by the book” law enforcement and jazzes it up in The Devil in a Blue Dress, a novel based on Ezekiel Rawlins, a character stuck between the struggle of enforcing the law or engaging into criminal activity

  • Blue Dress, By Walter Mosley, The Treatment And Lifestyle Of Racial Minorities Essay

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    it was the land of opportunity for whites. Yes, racial minorities had more rights in California than in other parts of the United States, but these minorities still suffered from extreme discrimination. In the novel, Devil in a Blue Dress, by Walter Mosley, the treatment and lifestyle of racial minorities is depicted; however more importantly the novel demonstrates the broader trends of California’s history in regards to racial minorities. This paper will describe and analyze these broader trends

  • An Analysis Of Patrick Cariou 's ' Canal Zone '

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    Copyright involves the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something (as a literary, musical, or artistic work). This enables the creator of such item to have insurance that no one else can steal or replicate their idea. Copyright has seen some of the largest court cases of all time where companies have sued millions due to breaches of copyright. A French photographer, Patrick Cariou, published a book Yes, Rasta (Powerhouse) for a show at Gagosian