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  • City Lights: A Romantic Tragedy

    Romantic comedies have existed as long as film has existed. They often make a decent profit, and have lower than average production costs. They provide an easy escape from reality, with light hearted plots and an almost guaranteed happy ending. This genre includes a multitude of conventions, such as the meet cute and the grand declaration. This genre has also gone through many phases and eras. City Lights, released in 1931, is arguably the most famous romantic comedy of the silent era. Christopher Orr writes that the first age of romantic comedies belonged to the screwball. This era lasted from the mid-1930s to the mid-1940s and included witty humor between the sexes and the switching of gender roles. The “Post-War Malaise” era lasted from the early 1940s to the early 1950s, giving the genre a darker tone by showcasing the tension over gender roles during and after World War II. The early 1950s through the mid-1960s demonstrated the conflicting sexual goals between genders. The next era was the “Bittersweet Reinvention,” which lasted from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s, and integrated the counterculture, along with presenting sex more frankly and not guaranteeing “happily ever afters.” The mid-1980s to the early 2000s brought forth more unconventional love stories, and the genre found itself making money again, so many films became convention heavy because it was the formula that brought audiences back into the theaters. Coming to America, released in 1988, is a great example…

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  • Similarities Between Plato And Machiavelli

    Plato and Machiavelli disagree about the circumstances which justify a lie. Plato believes that political leaders must lie if that is necessary to pursue justice and thereby lead the city well. Machiavelli also believes that lying is a method of establishing political order but, unlike Plato, believes that lying should be used as a method to maintain power for power’s sake – not for some greater purpose. Although in most circumstances Machiavelli and Plato disagree, occasionally, they agree. For…

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  • Miss Peregrine's Home For Urgent Children Analysis

    as you’re with us, and you insist upon traveling back and forth, I need you to watch for new arrivals to the island and report them to me (Riggs 266).” He had an extraordinary job, and it was significant. It turned out that his identity was much more important then he alleged it to be. Lying can have an immense amount of difficulty if you are anything like Jacob. For him, he feels guilty at the tiniest stretch of the truth. But during the book, he has to make up fibs to his father multiple…

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  • Theme Of Lying In Death Of A Salesman

    Most people use sarcasm on a day to day basis. These people usually use sarcasm to portray something that is obvious or to seem funny. However, what they do not realize is that sarcasm is a simpler form of lying. Lying is just one of the themes in the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. Miller demonstrates this by how Willy lies in order to appear that he is successful, that he is adored by many, and about his oldest child`s accomplishments. In these ways, Miller uses Willy to illustrate…

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  • Risk Definition Essay Examples

    example shows that the main risk is that the daugther will never know who she is truly inside and this fact can lead to many things nevertheless the main one is depression. Another good example of an awful relationship would be two people who are best friends, and one of whom constantly lies to the other. Let 's use two girls names of Diamond and the other Jessica. These two girls they have been friends since they were born and are in their junior year of high school. Jessica is the one who has…

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  • Why Do People Lie Essay

    homework.” This specific lie is something that has been used as an excuse from school children for years on end to avoid the consequences that come with forgetting to do their homework. Lies have become a dominant part of everyday life in today’s American society, good and bad. This brings up the question, “Why do people lie?” There are many reasons that deception is such a large part of society. People lie…

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  • Essay Who Is To Blame In Romeo And Juliet

    Blame refers to when a person assigns responsibility for a fault or wrong. People usually resort to blame to shift focus from themselves because they do not want to face something, and so people do not think negatively of them. Blame is a factor in a play known as Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, because someone in the play must be at fault for the deaths of the star-crossed lovers, since they did not happen out of chance. In the play the 2 factors that are to blame for the death…

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  • Lies In The Great Gatsby

    Have you ever lied about something to boost success or earn something valuable? Certain characters in the novel, The Great Gatsby tend to lie in order to achieve something as well. The themes, the nature of lies and deceit and the fallacy of the American Dream, pertain to the novel as a whole due to the actions the characters create or participate in. The author, Fitzgerald, includes certain behavior that his characters do that applies to the theme the nature of lying, that can affect the…

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  • Analysis Of Yudhijit Bhattacharjee's Why We Lie

    “Liar, liar pants on fire.” We all know that particular nursery rhyme adults told to kids so they would not lie. Yet, as one gets older the lying grew and occurred more easily. The lies could have been told to spare another person’s feeling, or maybe it was to impress one’s peers. Regardless, about what is being lied about, most do not stop to think about the actual mechanics as to why the lie is said or why it even occurred. These questions have both intrigued and baffled scientist to such…

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  • Why People Lie Research Paper

    Why Do People Lie? Rarely do honest people lie. They always prefer truth to lies. This is in contrast to untruthful people who lie more frequently, maybe than is necessary (as some might say). Thus, it goes without saying no human being is immune to saying the truth at all times. Even honest people lie but at a rate that is lower than dishonest ones. Of course, we do know it’s not good to be economical with truth but once a person has been caught or has been asked why he lied he might say, “It…

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