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    Violence can affect people mentally or physically and one doesn’t have to be involved to notice the lifestyle change that violence can affect. The physical effect from violence is obvious on how it can change a life, however, the mental effect is not noticeable to everyone. The two literatures that can demonstrate how violence can affect people, in this case boys, mentally are Fist Stick Knife Gun and “Male Bodies and the White Terror”. An example of a mental effect would be trauma which is a very difficult or unpleasant experience that causes someone to have mental or emotional problems and usually for a long period of time. Many people suffer from trauma including children either from death of a loved one, war, terrorism, witnessing a death or traumatic experience, domestic abuse, or by having an injury. Although trauma is a normal reaction when a horrible event occurs, I believe that trauma is the most nonphysical effect of violence because it can affect one’s relationship to others by withdrawal, effect managing aggressive behavior, and affect the ability to think clearly, such as the lives of Geoff in Fist Stick Knife Gun and the boys in "Male Bodies and the White Terror". Trauma can affect the people around the person with trauma such as withdrawing from others. For instance, in Fist Stick Knife Gun, Geoff experienced and got involved in violence during most of his childhood and adolescence. As an adult, he felt like he needed protection of a gun and needed habits to…

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    A Lock on the Mind “A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to health of the community. A good job is a means to provide health and welfare for your family, to own a home, and save for retirement.” - James H. Douglas Jr. In Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and Crash by Paul Haggis jobs and living situation play an important role in how the characters live. In Tortilla Curtain, Crash and A…

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    Abstract: The play “Red Oleanders” is first written in Bengali language under the title “RaktaKarabhi”. Tagore conveys the message that the Utilitarian approach and vast industrialization throughout the world would resulting in diminishing human compassion and cause Ecological Imbalance.So he used characters as a metaphor of human instincts such as greed, power, envy, love, trust, and sacrifice. The play Red oleanders is a One-act play which follows the Aristotle’s rules. He fallow’s three…

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    An Idiot Abroad What will happen when a touchy couch potato becomes a reluctant world traveler? An Idiot Abroad can give you the answer. In this British travel comedy series, a man named Karl Pilkington is sent by his friends, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, to travel to several foreign countries around the world. In the episode that is to be discussed here, he was made to visit Thailand and was asked to perform a variety of quirky tasks assigned by his friends. There are certain elements in…

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    Black Rain Essay

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    For me, Black Rain is just another prime example of why I consider Ridley Scott to be a mixed bag as a Director. Sure he’s definitely made some classics like Blade Runner, Alien, and Gladiator but other films that I’ve seen in Scott’s filmography (Robin Hood, Exodus, and G.I. Jane) seems like he gets so caught up into creating visual atmospheres (especially in this one) to the point of where he loses focus on maintaining a genuine plotting or narrative. Black Rain is an 80’s recycled tough cop…

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    Fight Club Themes

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    Fight Club (1999) doesn’t need much of an introduction, and the first two rules state that I can’t talk about. I guess I’ll have to make an exception just this once; I just hope Tyler will be able to forgive me. The movie itself performed moderately well in its opening weekend but was ultimately a box office failure, as it only brought in about $37 million in revenue. The main character who is played by Edward Norton, a nameless narrator, is unhappy and discouraged with his mediocre life. In…

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    The Battle for the Mind Everyone has a split personality of some sorts, and no work of literature demonstrates this more than Chuck Palahniuk’s 1996 novel Fight Club. The novel tells the story of an unnamed narrator who works at an automobile recall company and suffers from insomnia stemming from his grueling responsibilities. Later, he meets a man named Tyler Durden on the beach, and the two later begin a fight club. Ultimately, their ensuing adventure reveals that Tyler is actually the…

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    Just like countless celebrities before her, Jennifer Aniston has had a bumpy ride with the media but has lost control of her media portrayal long ago as she has been violently attacked by the media’s manipulation. The paradox of cultural context is limiting in that her career is formulated upon the inarguable reliance of media, truthful or not. Close reading of the text provides insight into the minds of the manipulative authors of the fourth estate and how they create such intrusive content to…

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    mostly entertaining film. This David Fincher movie follows a man identified only as The Narrator (Edward Norton), a run-of-the-mill of office worker at a gigantic company who suffers from insomnia. The Narrator has become numb to the majority of pain and emotions (his job entails him inspecting automobile accidents), and this only fuels his sleeplessness. To combat his inability to rest, he goes to various support groups (examples include men with testicular cancer and people with blood…

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    is perfect, they can still have a great relationship that is perfect to them, although it may not be stereotypical perfection. As well, another popular artist among influential young adults is Katy Perry. Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” from 2010 highlights a similar concept. She states that “You think I'm pretty without any make-up on. You think I'm funny when I tell the punch line wrong” (Perry). Perry is stating that love can exist, even if neither person is perfect since she describes herself…

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