Ann Darrow

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  • King Kong Themes

    Further exploration reveals that, “King Kong is best grasped through codes characteristic of the travel documentary and jungle-adventure traditions— two generic fields in which Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack staked their professional reputations in the 1920s and early 1930s”. (Erb, 2009) She also discusses how two of the most salient recurring tropes from these genre traditions “the camera/gun trope and the drama of the touch” (Erb, 2009), are especially prominent in the film. The film does also focus strongly on the aspect of romance particularly with Kong and Ann. One of the highlighting moments in the film is when character Carl Denham reveals that he will incorporate some sort of romance in his picture, because that is what the audience wants. Whilst the film heavily concentrates on the relationship between King Kong and Ann Dowry, Cynthia Erb argues that, “crucial to the film’s dynamic is the masculine exchange between nature filmmaker Carl Denham and the exotic King Kong— two figures mythically and respectively embodied through tropes of camera adventure and the drama of the touch.” (Erb, 2009) Which also adds to the genre of the film, which enhances the narrative. There was a notable shift in genre and narrative when comparing both films. “The shift from horror to an overall emphasis on mood and tears defines the remake as a whole”, (Erb, 2009). In the original film, it is clear that the main focus is the overall horror. As…

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  • Teaching Students With Hearing Losses By Alice-Ann Darrow

    The article “Teaching Students with Hearing Losses” by Alice-Ann Darrow states that there are students with hearing loss that enjoy music and even learning about it. This article indicates different types of methods that should be used, it also includes different ways of music participation. The author explains how many people suffer from hearing loss. Darrow introduces different types of researchers that have to do with strategies for music training. There are plenty of difficulties that come…

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  • Modernism In The 1920s

    denies the story of the Divine creation of man as taught in the Bible, and to teach instead that man descended from a lower order of animals.’”(Jeffrey P. Moran, Pg.21), had been established into a law. In the south, the Christian religion was very dominant and when the theory of evolution came into the southern classrooms which contradicted the idea that God created everything individually, parents were overcome with fear that their children would question their orthodox Christian religion.…

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  • Individualism And Individuality In The 1920s

    change from the previous era of reform that promoted individuality. In Tennessee, the Scopes trial is another example of progressive ideas being put out in favor of more traditional, conformist ones. John Scopes, a science teacher, was put on trial for teaching the theory of evolution which was against the state law of Tennessee. This illustrates a conflict between evolution, a very progressive idea, and the orthodox belief of Divine Creation. A messy trial ensued with mass media coverage. Some…

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  • The Effects Of The Scopes Monkey Trial

    evolution, the "Scopes Monkey Trial" was the case against him. The grounds for John Scopes’ arrest was that he violated the Butler Act. The Tennessee Butler Act was a law that banned public school teachers from denying the Bible’s account of man's origin. "The publication of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species in 1859 was taken by many as a radical challenge to the biblical accounts of humankind’s origin." (Darity). The new popularity of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution was seen as a threat…

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  • John Scopes Trial Analysis

    In 1925, the Scopes Trial occurred because John Scopes, a high school teacher, was accused of breaking Tennessee’s law against the teaching of evolution in public schools. The prosecution welcomed William Jennings Bryan to take part in the trial, while the defense chose Clarence Darrow on their team. Bryan was a firm religious fundamentalist, however encouraged the indictment to battle its fight on sacred grounds. Bryan trusted that groups were legitimized in setting educational principles…

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  • Rachel's 'The Case Against Free Will'

    “Case Against Free Will” - Protocol Paper 4 RECALL: In “The Case against Free Will” by Rachels question; 1) Are we really responsible for what we do.; 2) Does “Free Will or Free Choice,” effect our behavior. Rachels claim “Since we are a part of nature, whatever happens inside us follows the laws of nature.”; 3) The case of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, who murdered a boy named Bobby Franks, is used as an example to support their claim; 4) Clarence Darrow, the defense lawyer for Leopold and…

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  • Analysis Of The Film Inherit The Wind

    narrative. Inherit the Wind is commonly used as an educational film to study the Scopes Trial or even more broadly the constant conflict that is presented between science and religion. The film is not to be taken as an accurate depiction of the events occurring in 1925. Although the film does include many historical moments, there are many incorrect displays of events that make the film more dramatic and plausible for the audience. The names and places are slightly altered, however the…

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  • Modern Immigration DBQ

    religion doc 4. In the document the author is in favor of science. During the 1920’s most Americans were fundamentalists who believed exactly what the Bible said. William Jennings Bryan was a fundamentalist leader and people like him opposed the idea of evolution. Soon this led to the Scopes trial, which was a trial between fundamentalists and modernism. Defended by Clarence Darrow he was able to help Scopes in his trial since he was the best lawyer in America he was able to win the trial. This…

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  • Social Reforms: The Progressive Movement

    This approach came when a biology teacher John Scopes was accused of teaching evolution in the classroom in Dayton, Tennessee. Under the Butler law, Tennessee had made it illegal to teach evolution in schools. As a result, Scopes went to trial, and through heated debate between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow and much drama, he was found guilty of violating the Butler law. This trial was one of principle, where both sides were fighting for something greater than simply the crime…

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