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  • Analysis Of Robert Flaherty's Nanook Of The North

    in the Arctic Circle. Regarded by some as a turning point for documentaries, it serves as a ground for debate around representation and ethics of documentary film. In 1922 Flaherty set out to record the previously unseen lives of the Inuit in snowy Alaska as they struggle to survive in such a harsh environment. Flaherty spent 16 months living with Inuit where he staged sequences of them hunting and building a life in the snow. This essay will discuss how Flaherty’s various stylistic, formal, and…

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  • Electoral College Be Abolished

    It is no secret that the presidential election is a muddy process. Between campaigns, debates, endorsements, primary elections and everything else involved in the candidate process, the path to be becoming president is definitely not a stroll in the park. However, as long as a candidate has the right plans coupled with the right flair and can get the majority of the votes of the US citizens, he or she has nothing standing between him or her and the oval office, right? Unfortunately, there is one…

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  • Shackleton Characteristics

    The article titled “7 Characteristics of Leadership I Learned From Sir Ernest Shackleton” written by Cathy Graham, discovers the reasons for Shackleton’s success. Shackleton was an adventurer who was set out for an expedition across Antarctica (21 months and 13 days). He and his crew went through many hardships such as finding food and having to amputate a crew member, ultimately failing their mission, however Shackleton's leadership was argued to have been the best it could have been given the…

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  • Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer: An Analysis

    While reading Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild the reaction from people can differ from person to person on the death of Christopher McCandless and his journey into the Alaskan mountains. But these reactions are all based on personal experiences that are influenced by what has happened to someone in their own life. In our eyes we easily judge someone without knowing what they have gone through in their life or who they really are. We can analyze the way we perceive situations in our lives from…

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  • Hatchet Quote Analysis

    If one day, everybody disappeared from your life, and it was just you to survive, do you think you could? Well if not, how long do you think you could survive on your own? In the nail-biting novel Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, Brian finds himself on the ground in the Canadian Wilderness. After the plane crash, there was nobody around to help him. It was a miracle that he was saved after fifty-four gut-wrenching days. He struggled many times, but used the materials he had to somehow craft weapons and…

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  • Robert C. Hansen: A Serial Killer

    The warrants resulted in the discovery of numerous firearms including a Ruger Mini-14 semi-automatic rifle in .223 caliber, which matched the caliber of bullet found in at least one of the bodies. Also found was an FAA map of southcentral Alaska which had locations noted with “X” marks. At least one of these marks coincided with the known location of a body, that of an unidentified female who came to be known as “Eklutna Annie” (Clos, 1993). Investigators returned to the home a second time…

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  • Integrating Indigenous Values

    comes from the Journal of Sustainable Tourism. The article, entitled “Integrating Indigenous values with capitalism through tourism: Alaskan experiences and outstanding issues” focuses on the relationship between the indigenous people of Barrow, Alaska and the tourism that sustains a sizeable part of their economy. The…

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  • Treadwell Vs Mccandless

    like an adrenaline rush for some, there is a very slim chance for survival given the surroundings and circumstances. The author of Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer, reveals Chris McCandless to be an introvert who feels the need to live off the land in Alaska and to escape the fabricated upbringing by his parents. In an effort to show the dangers of living and exploring in the wilderness alone, director Werner Herzog introduces Timothy Treadwell…

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  • Case Study: Montana Vs. Egelhoff

    Caroline Milam Diminished Capacity James Doorly Psych 3 Montana vs. Egelhoff, Ibn-Tamas vs. US One summer night in 1992, James Allen Egelhoff was camping in the northwestern region of Montana picking mushrooms. While on his camping trip he made friends with two other men, Roberta Pavlova and John Christenson, whom were scavenging for mushrooms and camping as well. Quickly the three became acquainted and after collecting and selling their mushroom findings they spent the rest of their day…

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  • Intertextual References In Into The Wild

    Jon Krakauer's use of his own personal experiences, intertextual references, and McCandless journal entries to piece together McCandless motive for going into the wild and therefore, defending McCandless decisions. Jon Krakauer's purpose for writing Into the Wild was to explain exactly what happened to Chris McCandless and what led Chris to go into the wild. Jon Krakauer connects himself with the subject of identity throughout the novel by comparing his personal experiences with Chris McCandless…

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