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  • Martin Luther King Jr I Have A Dream Speech

    man’s face. A face is that was all too similar to me in a sea of white and olive colored shades. I was enamored with the face of Martin Luther King Jr. The purpose of watching this man’s face was to view and place in context the struggles of African-Americans in the 1960s as well as analyze the strength and power that radiated off the orator. My smile grew wider, my cheeks began to ache and my butt more and more away from the metal chair as Dr.King began his “I have a Dream” speech; my happiness…

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  • Entertainment In The 1950s

    Entertainment in the 1950s was similar but different from modern day entertainment. The entertainment in the 1950s really was really based on your economic class. The most popular things to do in the 1950s was to go to the motion picture theatre with your friends or family, people watched boxing, people also watch NFL football games and all sorts of things. The theater in the 1950s was a big hit for America’s people, but what people really loved about the movies in the 1950s was the drive in…

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  • Thomas Paine's Common Sense

    make living easier, while also establishing rules or laws along the way to create some type of social order. Since government is inevitable, Paine states that the government should reflect the thoughts and ideas of the governed, and points out that Americans would be much happier if they were involved in law making. Common Sense points out the flaws of the British government when Paine states that “the constitution of England is exceedingly complex, that the nation may suffer for years together…

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  • Rhetorical Strategy Of Jeremiads

    Jeremiads have been around for thousands of years. This rhetorical strategy is named after the prophet Jeremiah, who prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem because Israelites turned their backs on the Lord and were worshipping false idols. A jeremiad is a sermon, speech, visual text, or essay that unifies people by creating tension between an ideal social life and its manifestation (Aufses). A traditional jeremiad presents a spiritual or biblical ideal for specific behaviors. It then describes…

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  • Race And Identity In Sonny's Blues By James Baldwin

    of the text set the parameters of the social and racial injustice that the characters are living in. In the story, Sonny scoffs at the thought Louis Armstrong being his idol as his brother suggests. It’s not that Sonny doesn’t think of Armstrong having no talent but rather that he was a sellout to jazz music and the African American culture for money to entrain a white population explaining the bubbling racial tension in this time. These underlying features are as Donald Murray’s article…

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  • My Asian American Identity

    Arden Cho, Lucy Liu, and Sandra Oh: all of whom are Asian American descent. I think we can all agree that they are all beautiful women in America, but how do they stack up against other Asian and American actresses? All of these actresses have Asian parents who have taught them their culture's values and morals. America has also influenced their perspectives. What they deem beautiful is a fusion of American and Asian qualities. But where do I fit in? Throughout my childhood, I have struggled…

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  • Kurt Vonnegut How To Write With Style Analysis

    Stylistic rules to shine on the art of writing. Kurt Vonnegut is an American novelist, who was born in November 11, 1922 and died in April 11, 2007 at the age of 84. He was one of the greatest writing stylists in the American literature. He was known for his darkly satirical style and his black comedy. Vonnegut used a mixture of science-fiction in the majority of his works. Additionally, he was the president of a humanist association because of his humanist beliefs. In 1980, he wrote an essay to…

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  • Racism In The Film White Man's Burden

    rights movement of the 1960’s. In the film White Man’s Burden, directed by Desmond Nakano, institutional racism towards people of color (or P.O.C for short) is directly acknowledged. Nakano switches the typical roles and lifestyles of African Americans and whites in society; and in doing so, paints a clear picture of what privilege and racism looks like in present day America. The book Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel explains exactly where and why…

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  • How Does Harper Lee Use Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird

    In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, she said, “you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it” (Lee). Harper Lee was the famous author of To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee’s award winning book gave readers many life lessons. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007 for her work, which is the highest civilian award someone can get in the United States. Harper Lee was a very…

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  • The Bluest Eye Symbolism

    Throughout history, American beauty standards have continued to give an unfair advantage to those with light skin. These ideals consequently leave a lasting and painful impression on those that do not fit this criteria. Toni Morrison, an African American female novelist who experienced these hindrances firsthand, brings to light the struggle African Americans face daily to overcome these systematic barriers in her works. Through symbolism and contrasting perspectives that follow…

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