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  • Her By Spike Jonze: Film Analysis

    Relationships are complicated. The film “Her”, directed by Spike Jonze, is a clear example of this. Throughout the film, Theodore Twombly is challenged by the decision of having a relationship with a digital lifeform. He struggles with his artificial companion, Samantha, wishing that she were real. Samantha faces many of her own challenges as well, one of them being that she is unable to have human interaction with Theodore. Although, technology helps Theodore to break out of his comfort zone, helping him build communication with others. In the articles “Is Technology destroying empathy?” (2015), “The Myth of the Disconnected Life” (2012), and “Disembodied, but, OH, what a voice” (2013), authors P.J. Manney, Jason Farman, and Manohla Dargis argue that technology can build empathy and offer advanced communication, but can also hinder human interaction. The perks that technology can bring in a relationship are very uplifting. The advancement of communication in relationships can change the emotions that people may experience with certain people through time. The setting of a film offers insight into how the characters live their lives. The film “Her” is set in a futuristic Los Angeles. Theodore is in a digital world, where almost everything uses technology. The city is very busy, and full of science-fiction. The setting in the film is very important because of the conflict that exists between Theodore and Samantha. The problems that they face were brought upon by the…

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  • Mcdonaldization Of Mcdonaldized Society

    its operations in pursuit of profits for its corporate executives. They continue to brandish themselves under the guise of McDonalds brand only because of the cultural capital it has amassed makes it easier to make profits, but if the brand ever became too toxic it is simply expendable. There are some operations though that McDonaldization does seem to exist symbiotically with, this being the temporal expansion of McDonaldization into the sector birthing and life. It must be considered that…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: How Giving Birth To My First Child

    I used to think that giving birth was overrated and believed that the emotional rollercoaster leading up the birth was insincere. In my opinion, giving birth had always seemed frightening, long and most of all painful. Surprisingly, my whole outlook on giving birth and its emotional impact changed when I gave birth to my first child, Joy. I remember the day as if it was yesterday, despite the fact that it took place almost nine years ago. It was a rainy Sunday in February when I invited my best…

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  • Contraception History

    pregnancy would help to transform the practice of medicine throughout history, through reproductive rights, contraception and standards requiring pharmaceutical companies to provide information and side effects of drugs. The Pill has grown to be the leading type of birth control used in the United States. It is “the first, but also the most successful lifestyle drug in history,” (Tone, 320) transforming medical practice by changing cultural perceptions of labor and delivery, where and how…

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  • Reasons In George Steiner's The Death Of Tragedy

    George Steiner’s book, The Death of Tragedy, written in 1961, defines tragedy as something that is uniquely Greek in the sense that no other culture really embodies it. Steiner says that, “Tragedy is irreparable,” and that “Tragic drama tells us that the spheres of reason, order, and justice are terribly limited and that no progress in our science or technical resources will enlarge their relevance (8).” These statements clarify what makes Greek tragedy so unlike any other type of tragedy…

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  • The Strategic Triangle: Public Value And Public Structure

    Public value, or the value an organization contributes to society is a key judge of the effectiveness of organizations. Value is determined by what the public prefers. An organization is tasked with the role to manage and adapt assets in order to best maximize public value. As both the public and non-profit sectors perform in an environment that undergoes persistent change and imposes resource limitations, it is imperative that strategists use a framework that increases value. The Strategic…

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  • Communication Climate In Relationships

    Communication climate is the emotional tone of a relationship (Adler and Proctor II, 346). In other words, communication climate can either be positive or negative depending on how the person is treated. Significant others, or people whose opinions we value play an important role in this. For instance, if a person’s significant other such as their parents create a negative communication climate, that person might have difficulties when it comes to communicating with their parents. This will…

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  • The Stereotypes Of Being A Middle Child

    I have the privilege of being a big and little sister, so as you can guess, I am the middle child. When people here the term “middle child” they cringe and think of the typical stereotypes, forgotten, trouble maker, attention seeker, but being a middle child to me is opposite of those stereotypes, it’s a blessing. My sisters are the biggest blessing in my life, there names are Jillian and Bella. Jillian is my older sister and we are only 18 months apart, so we both went through our awkward…

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  • The Importance Of Planned Parenthood

    many images can pop into their heads. To some, Planned Parenthood is a wonderful place where they educate the population and provide medical services to women who cannot afford the regular services. To others Planned Parenthood is a horrible organization that sells the fetal tissue of the babies aborted. No matter what people’s views on Planned Parenthood, I believe that the government should finance Planned Parenthood because; Planned Parenthood educates all types of people on various topics,…

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  • Parenting Styles Survey

    parenting styles were: “I’m responsive to my child’s feelings and needs.”, “I explain the reasons behind my expectations:”, “I explode in anger towards my child:”, “I remind my child that I am his/her parent:”, “I find it difficult to discipline my child:” and “I ignore my child’s bad behavior:” (Robinson, Mandleco, Olsen & Hart, 1995). The third survey was White-Campbell’s Psychological Birth Order Inventory (PBOI), which consisted of forty-seven questions that required “yes” or “no” answers.…

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