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  • I Am Not A Myth Poem Analysis

    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 In American Culture

    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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  • Song Analysis Of Feeling Good, By Nina Simone

    “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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  • Dustin Turner Research Paper

    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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  • John Stuart Mill: The Pros And Cons Of Utilitarianism

    Every day, we as humans, face tasks that we must come to a decision on whether we are going to do what is morally right, or for the better for the greatest amount of people. Utilitarianism is the action that is best, which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers (100). This may be helpful for short term tasks and requirements, but in the long run always choosing the action that benefits everyone would ultimately hold people back. I will discuss both sides to utilitarianism, how…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Utilitarianism

    Most persuasive: Utilitarianism Mill’s theory of utilitarianism is based on “greatest happiness principle” that says “actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness” (Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues, Chapter 5). Mill defines happiness as pleasure and absence of pain. According to Mill, morality is based on the quality and quantity of pleasure produced by an action. It is not what you do, but how much of…

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  • Jeremy Bentham And Utilitarianism

    During the late 18th century, Jeremy Bentham conceived the idea that human actions are driven by the amount of pleasure one may feel by completing the action. Known as utilitarianism, it states that pleasure is the main motivational force of all actions. Ideally, a morally good action would yield an optimal amount of pleasure for the most amount of people. Bentham stated that pleasure is a product of good actions, and that the value of an action is based off of how much total pleasure it can…

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  • Catholicism And Utilitarianism

    Utilitarianism is an ethical theory that gauges the worth of actions by their ends and consequences. Utilitarianism, claims that a person should act in the way that produces the greatest amount of good over evil, and should consider everyone that would be affected by the action (Skelton,2017). In other words, the ethically “correct” action is the one that causes the most pleasure and the least pain for the greatest amount of people. This theory demands that all choices be considered based on the…

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  • Ethical Relativism In Advertising

    a theory that sees morality as relative to the norms of an individual's culture. Relativism explains that for an action to be right or wrong would depend on the moral norms of the society in which it is practiced. However, the same action may be morally wrong in one society but be morally right in another. Regarding the ethical issues in advertising and promotion, marketers should apply ethical relativism to deal with culturally conditioned values. They should thus focus on the source of our…

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  • Case Study: Moral Dilemmas Of The Trolley

    Moral Dilemmas of the Trolley Case Introduction The Principle of Utility The Principle of Utility, or the Greatest Happiness Principle, actions that are the right actions when the result of the action brings about happiness. If the action results in the opposite of happiness, the action is not in accordance with the Principle of Utility. As John Stuart Mill explains it in the book Utilitarianism, “By happiness is intended pleasure, and the absence of pain; by unhappiness, pain, and the…

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