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  • Capitalism In Roger And Me

    What is capitalism? Now a days the word “capitalism” is thrown around a lot, and many people describe it differently. Capitalism is a term used to portray the economic system we use today; it’s a system that builds the foundation of our country and a system that purely works for profit. The documentary “Roger and Me” showcases an Ex-journalist Michael Moore on the road to receive more answers on Flint, Michigan and the sudden closing of its General Motors auto plants. With over 30,000 people out of work, the documentary illustrates why our society is critically flawed and how by revealing the true face of capitalism. Moore begins his documentary showcasing home videos; in a voice over Moore describes himself as “kind of a strange child”, and son of a General Motors AC spark plugs assembly line employee. Moore spotlights how GM defined his childhood while growing up in flint, supplying jobs to his family for generations and being the economic and social hub of the town. The fuel for Moore to expose…

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  • Character Analysis: Bless Me Ultima

    1. A curandera, “is a healer in the tradition of native New Mexican healers” (pg.x). Curanderas use ancient methods learned by the Native Americans in order to heal people and help them. One of the main characters in the story “Bless me Ultima” acts as a curandera; her name is Ultima. Ultimas role in the pueblo communities of New Mexico was to basically be the doctor that the people didn 't have. Curanderas made people teas, cured broken bones, mixed medicines, and healed illnesses, but…

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  • Lean On Me Joe Clark Analysis

    Between a Teacher and a Parent The Ethos and Pathos Of Joe Clark’s Speech In the Movie “Lean on Me” “This is an institution of learning, ladies and gentlemen. If you can 't control it, how can you teach? Discipline is not the enemy of enthusiasm!” By Joe Clark (Morgan Freeman) Passion is the source which motivates the will to teach. It is clear, teachers do not step into the education field for the money. This is evident in the movie “Lean on Me” as Morgan Freeman is demoted to an elementary…

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  • 'Magical Realism In Bless Me Ultima'

    In Bless Me Ultima, the most noticeable opposites that are brought together are the three religions Tony faces conflict between: Catholicism, Paganism, and Atheism. For all of his childhood, Tony was raised on Catholicism and solely that; his beliefs lied with God and the Virgin. Once Tony had his interactions with the Golden Carp and Florence, his religious foundation began to crumble, opening up a whole new world filled with a plethora of questions and a scarcity of definite answers. This…

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  • Analysis Of Supersize Me

    was the last time you went through the drive-through of the nearest McDonald’s, craving a Big Mac or shake? Last month? Last week? When you last bit into your first handful of a large fry, were you really thinking about the impact on your health, or were you just too hungry to care? In the documentary Super Size Me, director Morgan Spurlock brings the issue of health and fast food from the back of American’s minds to the front. In this program, he uses a variety of methods to illustrate the…

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  • Supersize Me Reflection

    repeatedly singing, “Mcdonald’s, Mcdonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut!” (Super Size Me, 2004). This was the opening scene to the well known documentary that shocked Americans and other viewers, possibly even leaving them in disgust. Super Size Me, written and directed by American documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, was a film about a constant growing problem in America, obesity. During the time of the film, obesity was the second leading cost of preventable deaths, after…

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  • Supersize Me Analysis

    A Critique of “Supersize Me” The documentary, “Supersize Me,” written and directed by Morgan Spurlock, takes a look at the effect of fast food on the human body. Spurlock uses himself as the subject of this experiment, which consists of eating three meals a day for thirty days exclusively at a McDonald’s Restaurant. With Spurlock seeking expert advice from a Gastroenterologist, Herpetologist, General Practitioner, and a Nutritionist, it is indicated that he is in very good physical condition…

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  • Analysis Of Bless Me, Ultima By Rudolfo Anaya

    Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, is a complex novel that includes many recurring themes. One theme portrayed throughout the story is the concept of the main characters coming of age, while seeking an understanding of what his future holds. Antonio, the main character, is an adolescent finding his way through the stages of childhood and adulthood. He is the youngest boy in a family that wishes for their children to embrace the life of the church. Antonio experiences family pressures to pursue a…

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  • Bless Me Ultima American Dream Essay

    Children observe the world in a way no one else would dare to dream of. Through the lens of innocence, and imagination, youth is preserved through detachment from the technological society; and based on children’s ideas from their youth, help construct the advancement of a society. In Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me Ultima, this notion held absolute truth, through children who questioned the world not only on a physical level, but spiritually, society was able to find new innovations. Similarly, this…

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  • The Theme Of Death In Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me Ultima

    Death always comes full-circle. Everyone will die at some point, and that moment is not predestined. Life is never guaranteed, and it could be taken from a person abruptly. Surprisingly, almost no one lives in constant fear of death, even though it’s presence is always lurking. The effects of death on people are obvious, and can be seen in their emotions. Sometimes people are traumatized after witnessing death, specifically a violent one, as seen in soldiers with post-traumatic-stress disorder.…

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