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    Most people believe that homelessness is the effect of unintelligence, addiction, or lack of hard work. However, The Glass Castle, written by Jeanette Walls, provides a new outlook on homeless stereotypes. Suggesting that homelessness can sometimes be a choice, a character in the novel says, “I think that maybe sometimes people get the lives they want” (Walls 256). The Glass Castle resonates with me because of it’s theme, ability to change the reader’s thinking, and the story’s parallels to my own life. There are many themes throughout The Glass Castle but two are extremely significant, self-sufficiency and forgiveness. Self-sufficiency is promoted for the entire duration of the novel because the two parents of the family want to teach the…

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    Gender Stereotypes in Disney Films The Walt Disney Company is an international entertainment corporation whose films are watched by children around the world. The songs, characters and life lessons portrayed in the films help shape how children view the world and children incorporate what they see in movies into how they are. In many of these movies the gender roles of men and women reinforce the stereotypes of women being delicate, passive, thin, and accepting while the men are…

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    William Faulkner’s Acceptance Speech, performed at the Noble Banquet at the City Hall in Stockholm, Sweden, December 10, 1950, embodied the purpose of the writer’s duty. “He is immortal, not because he alone… has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul… the writer’s, duty is to write about these things.” Faulkner’s speech summarizes the duty of a poet, a writer, a man, not just to entertain readers, but to remind them of the hardships humanity has endured and to display this with a…

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    Theme analysis of We Have Always Lived In The Castle In the time period We Have Always Lived In The Castle took place in( which is the 1960’s), equality was almost absent due to the government, and the social stereotype that women were a weaker sex , and couldn’t take care of themselves. In We Have Always Lived In The Castle the strongest theme in the story is that women don't need a man to live out their lives. We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson is a thrilling,and…

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    The Prologue by Anne Bradstreet is a poem full of feminism, disagreeing with gender limitations, references to history and kings, religious references, sarcasm, honesty and self-deprivation. Castle by Halsey is a song full of feminism, references to a king and kingdom, religious references, humility and honesty. They both do not fit the mold for their time periods. Bradstreet’s beliefs are long before the time of feminism being widely accepted. Halsey’s song is not a traditional pop song for a…

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    Aladdin Stereotypes

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    Agrabah and with the help of his friends Genie, magic carpet, and Abu, Aladdin avoids the tricks of Jafar and his parrot Iago to turn his wildest dreams into a reality. The movie effectively tells the story of Aladdin while applying traditional gender stereotypes found in various Disney movies. The portrayal of both males and females…

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    Modern Gothic Literature

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    who may label modern texts as more complex in structure and style, or more relevant to a present-day understanding. Despite this, Gothic texts still remain of value and relevance in terms of culture, society, and the influence that they have had on contemporary works. The Gothic genre has evolved from its roots in traditional Gothic text The Castle of Otranto, to a variety of subgenres such as science fiction, via Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein, horror, through Edgar Allan Poe 's The Black Cat and…

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    evil, ugly witch called Maleficent curses a beautiful princess into a deep sleep and she can only be awoken by true love’s kiss. This story is from Maleficent’s perspective and challenges the idea that everything is “black and white” (good and evil). It shows that individuals make mistakes and perspective plays a large part on interpretation. The film also challenges what true love is when Aurora wakes from Maleficent’s kiss and not the prince’s. It implies that true love isn’t just romantic…

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    Stereotypes In Nosferatu

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    Have you ever watched a movie that left you jumping at every little sound? What about a movie that didn’t necessarily scare you, but left you with an uncomfortable feeling? After watching F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu, I wasn’t scared, but more creeped-out. When he directed the movie in 1922, he used many different variables to give Nosferatu an eerie feeling. Murnau broke the typical vampire stereotype when he directed Nosferatu. Instead of making the vampire handsome, charismatic, and…

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    he is less interesting. This causes him to label Sally as a phony due to his jealousy and insecurity of the man. Lastly, Holden associates his brother D.B. as a phony. Holden used to be proud of his brothers accomplishments with his literature until he moved out to Hollywood to start working with film. For example, “Now he’s out there in Hollywood, D.B., being a prostitute” (2). This reveals how Holden is upset with his brother’s actions. However, Holden in also jealous of his brother’s success…

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