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  • Critical Analysis Of The 1950's

    Of all the critical analysis over the 1950’s we discussed in class, I believe Michael Dwyer’s article “Fixing the Fifties” and Stephanie Coontz’s “The way we never were” truly identifies why we view “the fifties” with such adoration. Of course this era so cherished and praised as the ideal time in America, is nothing more that a mythological veil. This obscured reflection has falsely projected a time of complete happiness, low social and economic distress, and even posterized what one should consider in living the “American Dream”. This sort of ideal conviction of the 1950’s has prompted generations to view the time with overwhelming nostalgia and while using a parallel cut almost deliberately eliminated the true culture and issues of that…

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  • Conformism In The 1960s Essay

    The 1960s was a time where people started to think more individually. Instead of the government deciding the public’s opinion, people started thinking for themselves and changing the country through society itself. In the 1950s, conformism was caused by the wide spread fear of communism. People dressed the same way, acted the same way and were terrified to go against social norms. They blindly accepted laws and governmental policies. People in the 60s were no longer willing to conform to the…

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  • Life In The Fifties And Sixties Analysis

    Television in the fifties and sixties depicted the ideal life for families in America. This life however was far from what most actual families endured. “Our most powerful visions of traditional families derive from images that are still delivered to our homes in countless reruns of 1950s television sit-coms” (Cootz 1992) . Leave it to Beaver and The Andy Griffith Show were the pinnacle of television sit-coms of the time. They both had the stereotypical all American family with hardworking…

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  • Themes Of Rebel Without A Cause

    As World War II ended and the start of the Cold War began, the 1950s was a time that our country was feeling the victory that it had just achieved and the prosperity that had resulted. Industry production was booming, consumer goods had found a new popularity, suburbs were emerging, and the growth of growth of the southwest was visible. In Rebel Without a Cause, the themes of the 1950s were shown greatly throughout. Rebel Without a Cause is about a troubled teen, Jim Stark, who’s family moves…

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  • Comparing Chopin's Baby 'And Lamb To The Slaughter'

    story “Lamb to the Slaughter”, a detective's wife, named Mary, is in shock after the devastating news that her husband is leaving even though she is six months pregnant. She goes to the kitchen, grabs a frozen lamb leg and bats the back of his head with such a force that kills him instantly. These two stories are distinct because the setting, mood & tone and conflict are contrasting. “Desiree’s Baby” takes place in the mid-nineteenth century (around the 1850s) and “Lamb to the Slaughter” is…

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  • 1950's Roles In The 1950s

    between the 1950’s and the world that we live in today, many of these changes have been in the way that people have changed roles in the last fifty years, one of which has been the role of women in the home setting and in the world, another is the role that African-Americans play in today’s society, one similarity is that society still frowns upon alcoholism, many of these ideas are not new but a few have changed into a manner that we have today. Over the last fifty years women have started to…

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  • Importance Of Brown V. Topeka

    The 1950s was a great success for the civil rights movement; there were a number of developments which greatly improved the lives of black people in America and really started the civil rights movement, as black people became more confident and willing to fight for their cause. The first big development of the ‘50s came almost immediately at the turn of the decade, when the Supreme Court essentially overturned the verdict reached in the Plessy vs. Ferguson trial of 1896. Thanks to the NAACP…

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  • Violent Crime 1950-1950

    Violent crime post-1950 period, discuss the changes in the offending patterns and analyses the reasons for the changes. Violent crime started to increase during the period after the war around 1950s and onwards, most likely because people had seen and had been exposed to a lot of violence. Therefore people especially amongst the youth population had problems distinguishing good from bad behaviour. Another factor that contributed to the increase of violent crimes was poverty, those living in…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: How Do Friends Never Changed Us

    Some friends never change, and others do; but it’s the friends that change us that matter. Some memories never leave us, and some are as easily forgotten as the last time we blinked. The summer of 2010 holds some of my most painful and fun memories and it is surely a time that changed me and all of my friends. My friend Michael now knows that he changed that summer, but what he does not know is just how much he changed all of us. Like most summers do, it all started at the end of school, the…

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  • The 1950s And The Civil Rights Movement In The 1950s

    Parents however, were weary about this new style of music. For them, it drew too heavily from the influence of blues music, a style created by Afircan-Americans expressing their struggles as a minority in America. Viewing blacks as less than whites was nearly the social norm of the 1950’s, where segregation was in abundance and parents didn’t want the “colored music” seeping into their homes. Record companies however, saw the interest and potential in this blues/pop hybrid and set out to sell.…

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