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    In the poem “I am Not a Myth,” the author Matthew Hittinger uses sensual symbols of the rich and glamorous to examine the tension between Old Hollywood and New Hollywood. The enjambment, the (feminine?) sounding endings to each stanza and the (constant rhyme scheme?) in the poem highlights the cycle and materialism of fame. The speaker in the poem is the well-known film actress, Marlene Dietrich, who is commenting on the night she meant Marilyn Monroe. Hittinger adds this piece of information to set the scene and give the reader the background knowledge they would need to understand the conflict in the poem. Marlene Dietrich was a popular German film actress in Berlin and Hollywood during the 20s and 30s. When Marilyn and Marlene met in 1955, Marlene was already older and not the young beauty she was at the beginning of her career. This is a direct parallel to the title of the poem, “I am Not a Myth,” which highlights the central theme of the poem which is that people will see beauty and then begin to dehumanize and objectify your beauty to the point where the young scarlet will lose herself. The poem acts as a warning from an elder film actress with experience to a younger naïve scarlet. Hittinger uses intense detailed imagery and symbols to create this image of what the life style of a scarlet is like. The speaker, Dietrich, gives us direct markers of to whom she’s refereeing to in the text when she states, “you arrived, tipsy, a bit chartreuse/ a subdused platinum…

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    Rock and Roll began with jazz, blues, folk, and gospel, and from there, it has morphed into the almost all-encompassing classification that we label the genre today. Throughout the history of Rock and Roll music, it has been an example of evolution, not just in the music industry, but in American culture. The history of Rock and Roll is intertwined with our nation’s history, oftentimes being a catalyst for our country's progress. Today, Rock and Roll exists as a beautiful collection of sounds…

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    “Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flow from heaven to the soul (Monet).” Feeling good was originally written in 1965, by Nina Simone. This song has been used in the popular culture such as, “Point of No Return” and “Six Feet Under”. A song cover was later done by Jennifer Hudson in 2011, and Lauryn Hill in 2015. Although Nina Simone wrote the song, Jennifer Hudson sang it better due to melody, rhythm, and…

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    A plane full of celebrities has crashed due to an explosion and it has killed all the celebrities, in the plane. However, one of the celebrities was murdered an hour before the explosion and empirical and molecular formulas are key to finding out who killed who and who was the cause of the explosion. A molecular formula gives all the atoms in the compound and an empirical formula is the lowest whole number ratio of the molecular formula. Both of the formulas are used to discover what compounds…

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    Dustin Turner should be released from prison. He was going through the Navy Seal training trying to finish around the age of 20 years old. He and his “friend” Billy Joe Brown had to become friends over the course of time, because they were paired up together at the beginning of their training. They both were released for a few weeks, because of over stress, they decide to go have some fun, and go to some bars and parties. One night Dustin and Billy were at a bar, and young innocent women named…

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    others should not revolve around their capabilities they retain. It is built on this facet we are able to say that the evidence that some people are not members of our race does not entitle us to abuse them, and similarly the fact that some people are less resourceful than others does not mean that their concerns may be disregarded. Peter Singer published Animal Liberation in 1975 which has been mentioned as a leading prompt on leaders…

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    Subjective Vs Hedonism

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    Philosophical theories of well-being can be divided in subjective and objective theories of well-being. Subjective theories of well-being claim that well-being is dependent on the subject’s attitude of favor and disfavor while objective theories deny that. In this paper, I will discuss two subjective theories of well-being: theory of authentic happiness and hedonism. First, I will point out some important differences between these two theories. Then I will try to criticize hedonism from the…

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    Utilitarianism is the philosophical theory that shows us how we should evaluate a wide range of things that involve choices that people in general face and it is a philosophy which focuses on happiness, pleasure and consequences. Utilitarianism rests on consequentialism which mean that they the consequences of actions that determine whether they are good or bad. Utilitarian reasoning can be used for various ideas and actions. This reasoning can both be used for moral reasoning and even other…

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    John Stuart Mill John Stuart Mill’s ethical system of utilitarianism is a system that is based on the foundation of Jeremy Bentham’s principle of utility, which evaluates actions based on the actions’ consequences. Also, Bentham defines happiness as pleasure and states that the right action is the action that produces the most happiness for the greatest number of people. As a result, this system promotes selflessness. Mill further elaborates that happiness is pleasure and the absence of pain.…

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    TL;DR – Smart machines need to be used with ethics in mind or have ethics included as part of the design. The Gartner article “Create Smart Machines With Ethics in Their 'Minds '” (Buytendijk, & Andrews, 2015) examines how ethics should be included within the programming of smart machines. The article describes five levels of ethical programming. Level 0 is where ethics in not part of the programming of a device or software. The idea behind level 0 is the devices must perform as described,…

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