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  • Dreamgirls Analysis

    I 'm Still Pissed Off About the Oscars A funny thing happened on the way to the Academy Awards, A.K.A. the Oscars, in 2007. After early screenings with journalists and one at the Cannes festival, DreamGirls was widely deemed an Oscar frontrunner. It went on to be ranked 4th on the American Film Institute 's Best of 2006 list and won 3 out of 5 Golden Globes, including Best Picture-Comedy or Musical, Best Supporting Actor (Murphy) and Best Supporting Actress (Hudson). It also received nods and trophies from the Screen Actors Guild, the Producers and Directors Guild of America, the Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critic 's Choice Award), the NAACP, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the International Press Academy (Satellite…

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  • The Outsiders Theme

    Have you ever wondered how hard it was to be in a gang? S.E Hinton’s The Outsiders tells a story about a 14-year -old boy who learns how to stick together with the ones he loves even in very tough times in life. The book starts with Ponyboy getting jumped by Socs, a rival gang, while walking home from the movies. Ponyboy describes how this gang likes to get drunk and jump the greasers, their gang, for fun. The themes of change, family, and fitting in are shown through hard changes with his best…

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  • The Death Of The Moth Analysis

    It is widely believed that human beings cannot escape death. Virginia Woolf’s narration in the story “The Death of the Moth” displays the battle between life and death, which is never won. The writer employs rhetorical devices such as fragmentation and tone, as well as metaphors to deliver his message and advance the feeling of pity in the reader. In addition, Woolf attentively uses metaphors and other literary devices in a manner that agrees with the shifting of the tone all through the…

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  • Analysis Of The Shawshank Redemption

    Through the days in Shawshank, Andy never lost hope. Loosing hope inside of Shawshank is like Captain Hadley beating “Fat Ass” in the first scenes. “Fat Ass” lost all hope as soon as the prison doors shut and he knew there was no escape. Andy took this into consideration to always have his guard up and not let things get to him. When meeting Red he met somebody who reflected Andy’s life. Seeing how Red was a down to earth guy helped Andy throughout his time in Shawshank prison. The director of…

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  • Cherrylog Road Poem Analysis

    2nd Essay: Responding to Poetry Poetry mainly describes love, loss, and regret. However, every writer adds his or her own twist. For example, “Last Night” by Sharon Olds and “Cherrylog Road” by James Dickey deals with the same theme but are two different pieces of writing. They explore the theme of forbidden love and use imagery to show the lust between the two characters. In this essay I will compare and contrast the two poems by presenting different examples. Titles can say a lot about a…

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  • Intertextual Contexts In Al Pacino's Play King Richard III

    By looking at the way composers represent the intertextual connections between texts, audiences are provided with heightened understanding of humanity’s changing contexts in shaping the values and societal paradigms that transcend in time. Within William Shakespeare’s tragedy “King Richard III” (1591), Shakespeare’s depiction of the Machiavellian political endeavour regarding Richard’s personal ambition in the pursuit of authority as a product of his deformed vessel of his corporeality, reflects…

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  • Film Techniques In The Shawshank Redemption

    The Shawshank Redemption is my favorite film of all time and I can almost watch the whole film just by closing my eyes. The film is about a man named Andy Dufesne who is sent to prison on belief that he had killed his wife and the man she was cheating on him with. He is only a banker who claims to be innocent to the crime and is found guilty and sentenced to life in prison at the Shawshank State Penitentiary. While he is at Shawshank he remains to believe that he himself is innocent while the…

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  • Symbolism In Lamb To The Slaughter

    Roald Dahl’s “Lamb to the Slaughter” INTRODUCTION My analysis of Roald Dahl’s short story “Lamb to the Slaughter” reveals the murder of police detective Patrick Maloney. The story depicts a tale of a loyal wife’s reaction to her husband’s betrayal. The story is an irregular day in Mary’s regular life. She makes the day turn around by murdering her husband and smartly covering it up, leaving the detectives with no possible way to excuse “innocent” Mary of murder. This short story, we are taught…

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  • Rain Man And A Beautiful Mind Analysis

    Rain Man and A Beautiful Mind are both compelling movies that explore the struggles related to mental disorders. Rain Man is the story of Charlie Babbitt’s discovery of his long-lost brother, Raymond, and their touching and eventful journey together. Charlie Babbitt is a car-dealer in his mid-twenties when he receives a phone call informing him that his estranged father has passed away. Charlie had a poor relationship with his father. He was a rebellious child and following his mother’s death…

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  • Themes In Shawshank Redemption

    Vinoth Loganathan Mark 3.9 Frank Darabont – Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile Anne Bradstreet once said “Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.” Frank Darabont effectuates this simple principal in his work. He successfully illustrates and imparts this comprehension into the mind of his viewers making his impact in the world. It can be drawn that this principle is close to his heart as it is craftily presented in most of his works. Frank…

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