Billy Dee Williams

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  • Short Biography: Berry Gordy Jr.

    Berry Gordy Jr was born on 28 November 1929 in Detroit. After a period as a professional feather-weight in the late Forties, Gordy was then drafted for service in the Korean War in 1951. Discharged in 1953, he married 19-year-old Thelma Coleman. Then in 1959, at the age of 30, Berry Gordy Jr. started a company called Motown based off a eight-hundred dollar loan from his family. Little did Gordy know that his automobile assembly line based music label would be starting a revolution. He wanted to make hit songs like everyone else, but he wanted to appeal to all types of people, the general audience of all colors and ethnicities. Not only did Gordy build a music studio, but a school for singer-performers, who where local teenagers that were less privileged in the ghettos of Detroit. Gordy was criticized many times in his career and mostly because of the way he treated his performers. He taught them proper poise and etiquette, how to talk white, walk white, act white he wanted white people to like his artists and buy their music. His performers always overdressed, so-to-speak, to the studio. They groomed themselves appropriately, they learned to become white when out in public so that the white people Skiljan 2 would feel comfortable listening to their music and even their kids listening to it. Now this may seem a little absurd at the time, but it worked and his sales and number one hits prove just that. He had white-owned companies distribute his records, they never paid in…

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  • Essay On Max Mckeeown

    According to McKeown, innovation can be actions or behaviors that violate social norms. Which led him to believe in “rejecting the old” and everything new is better. Overall, McKeown was correct with his opinion on how this quote relates to punk. The way the “punk generation” changed their appearance to get attention was so they could educate everyone on their new views. One particular band that had the style and attitude for “punk” was The Ramones; “a group of "brothers" from Forest Hills,…

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  • Symbolism In Katherine Anne Porter's Flowering Judas

    Katherine Anne Porter’s famous short story “Flowering Judas” follows a women named Laura who is being courted by a man named Braggioni. The story itself uses symbolic meaning with flowers and religious symbols . With every event taking place in her house the reader feels the isolation with her. in Katherine Anne Porter “Flowering Judas the themes, author styles and literary devices all make the story more enjoyable to read. In Katherine Anne Porter’s “ Flowering Judas” the theme of Ideals vs…

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  • Essay On Everyday Use By Alice Walker

    Everybody has some experience or exposure to one of those themes. Race is one of society’s way of grouping humans into a large and distinct group according to their cultural, genetic, anatomical, historical, ethnic, religious, geographical, linguistic, and/or social association. Just like in the story, in today’s society many struggle to find themselves and to stay true to their heritage and race. The character Dee is the perfect example to show how someone can easily misinterpret what their…

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  • What Do You Know About The Mother Of The Story Analysis

    1. What do you know about the mother of the story? Mama is the narrator of the story who is a rather large lady who works very hard to support her family. She is brutally honest of both her daughters, Dee and Maggie. She also seems resentful of Dee’s education since she fantasizes about them reuniting with her on a television show where Dee is very appreciative of her. 2. When we have a first-person narrator, we have to decide if she is reliable or unreliable. Do you trust this narrator? Why…

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  • Symbolism And Symbolism In Everyday Use By Alice Walker

    She wanted to reconnect with her African heritage so badly that she even changed her name from Dee to “Wangero Leewanika Kemanjo”. Dee was angered by what she saw as a history of oppression in her family, she composed a contemporary heritage on her own and refused her true heritage. She declines to understand the family tradition of her name and gives herself a new name, Wangero, which Dee considers more meticulously to represent the African heritage. A number of characters and objects signify…

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  • By Any Other Name, By Santha Rama Rau

    It’s about Alice and her sister Dee, who comes to visit them at their home and tries to take something of value to the family for herself. Dee “made it big” a while back, getting her out of the old farm, a living with her mother and sisters (59). Dee had come home to try and collect an old family quilt to go back to her new home and hang it up on her wall. Alice almost considered when she said that she had promised to give the quilts to Maggie for when she gets married (64) Dee becomes appalled…

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  • Alice Walker Everyday Use Theme

    family’. Like Dee, or should I say ‘Wangero Leewanika Kemanjo,’ valuing the past and our family may be challenging. This is because at times in our lives, our past and family becomes so common to us like ‘everyday use’ of items, that we often take them for granted. Everyday Use takes place in the 1960’s in the narrator’s yard and house. She wasted no time and went into details about the setting. She explained that the yard is more like an ‘extended living room.’ I agree with this statement,…

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  • Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter Summary

    Literature like a Professor book and I 'm putting myself in the eyes of the character and this is helping me to understand what Billy is going through as his time traveling experiences start. I really like using this technique. Chapter 3: I’m really enjoying this novel. Billy is struggling, as he is now a captive of German soldiers in the war. He continuously has his time travels as he is in captivity. I find it interesting that the author mentions the photographer. This photographer indirectly…

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  • The Ignorance Of The Piano Man Analysis

    The Trance of The Piano Man “Sing us a song you 're the piano man, sing us a song tonight.” Here I am laying on my cot, listening to my one of my favourite songs. Whatever grievances I was still holding onto now seems like an insignificant speck; whether it be homework, exams or even my social life. The absolutely captivating words of Billy Joel are hypnotic, and before I know it I slowly drift asleep falling under the Piano Man’s trance. I opened my eyes, disoriented and dazed; with no idea…

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