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    King Kong Themes

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    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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    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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    the general public. This was until the boys committed what was known as the “Crime of the Century”. There were many reasons that the Leopold and Loeb case earned the title “Crime of the Century”. To start, kidnapping itself is a severe crime, especially when a child is involved. Although Leopold and Loeb spent months planning the crime, their victim could have been anyone in the area. They lived in a very wealthy area in Chicago with plenty of other families. This worried parents that it…

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    Modernism In The 1920s

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    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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    George Rappleyea Thesis

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    THE GREAT MONKEY TRIAL Thesis In Dayton, Tennessee, in 1925, as a substitute teacher, John Scopes illegally taught evolution. The ACLU was against the Butler Act (which most people in Tennessee believed in), that teaching evolution in public schools was wrong. They took a stand and partnered with Clarence Darrow, a famous defense attorney, to defend John Scopes who was convinced to stand. George Rappleyea, the manager of the Cumberland Coal and Iron Company in Dayton, agreed with the ACLU,…

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    Rough Copy Aumio Islam The play Inherit the Wind is a fictionalized account of the 1925 “Scopes Monkey Trial”. Inherit the Wind was written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee and premiered in 1955. In the play, Matthew Harrison Brady, the prosecuting attorney, has three characteristics that negatively influence his conduct during the play. These three character traits are intolerance, conceit, and ignorance. The first of the three traits that…

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    Once a plea of innocence had been lodged, Darrow moved to quash the indictment against his client by arguing that the Butler Law was a ‘foolish, mischievous, and wicked act . . . as brazen and bold an attempt to destroy liberty as ever was seen in the Middle Ages.’ Neal went on to point out how the Tennessee constitution held that ‘no preference shall be given, by law, to any religious establishment or mode of worship.’ Since the anti-evolution law gave preference to the Bible over other…

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    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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    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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    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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