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    In Bad Haircut, a collection of ten short stories by Tom Perrotta, the initial appearance of several characters are distinct from each other. Buddy’s initial reaction to each situation varies greatly from the eventual discovery of true condition. Important figures in Buddy’s life, including, the Wiener Man, the Pasco family, and Sharon, helped to influence the matured young man Buddy has developed to be. While the surface appearance of each situation looks convincing, the deeper meaning hiding behind the first impression can be analyzed through the characters’ actions, dialogue, and thoughts. In "The Wiener Man", the man in the Oscar Mayer costume, also known as Mr. Mike Amalfi, is initially displayed as a heroic figure. However, once Buddy…

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    Citizen Kane

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    First released in 1941, Citizen Kane follows the life of Charles Foster Kane through a series of flashbacks in an attempt to uncover the mystery of his last words. Audiences are challenged to think about the correlation of wealth and love by observing the life of Charles Foster Kane. He was happiest when he was young, poor, and held the affections of his mother; as time progress the absence of maternal love could not be filled with money. Kane blames his cold caretaker for his lack of normalcy…

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    American Pie Speech

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    II. On February 3, 1959 in Mason City, Iowa at 12:55 AM, a small V-tailed Beachhead 35 Bonanza left runway 17 for Fargo, North Dakota. III. On that tragic day; musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson lost their lives. IV. I’m sure many of you can recognize the song American Pie, written by singer-song writer, Don McLean; but how many of you know what it’s actually about? I’m going to enlighten you to the story behind the son, the tragic crash, the aftermath and the effect it…

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    #1 due to public and media interest (MCLEAN). Characteristics of the Folk Rock studied provided us insight into how Folk Music uses the meaning of the song to create the message the artist wanted to share. Social issues, which were on the minds of a generation that was faced with political, racial and an ever-changing social status that became the melodies that gave voice to their concerns. The lyrics have more than just a catchy melody, McLean used them wisely when writing his songs. Lyric’s…

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    Chuck Berry Biography

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    his biography from the Rock n Roll hall of fame website. His voice is characterized as “not sounding quite white and not quite black”, said Mark Feeney. He also felt Chuck Berry purposely did not use certain instruments traditionally played by African Americans as melismas, slurs, and ornamentation. His crafted style of music went on to produce such hits during the 50’s: “Rock and Roll Music”, “Sweet Little Sixteen”, “Johnny B. Good”, “Roll over Beethoven”, “Little Queenie”, “Memphis, Back in…

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    In the many critical essays on Citizen Kane, three different perspectives on its meaning have dominated analytical writing about that film: work that concentrates on the mythic characters of Kane; essays that analyze the kaleidoscopic narrative structure that shapes its story; and writing that offers detailed interpretations of the stylistic compositions in the film, such as its use of deep focus and dramatic editing techniques. With the first two types of analysis as a background, here I will…

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    it became an instant classic. The complexity of the lyrics has been the subject of debate and discussion for more than four decades and remains an integral part of American history and culture. In “American Pie,” McLean’s continuous use of metaphor, change in time period after each chorus, and recurring symbol equating music to happiness create a song indicative of the societal and political conflicts of the ‘50s and ‘60s in America. Throughout the entire song, McLean uses metaphors in a way…

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    kept fighting because if I knew I was giving up then there was a way of fighting it. I fought my frustration and I fought not to give up, hours later I got the beat, I had done what I thought was nearly impossible for me to do because I believed and fought. I was so happy when this happened that I went straight to my mom and told her that I’m going to become a drummer one day and I showed her what I was working on for about a week. She looked surprised, I was a little off at times and off beat,…

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    Jim Carrey's Analysis

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    Like most kids, Carrey was just a young boy with a normal family and a mostly normal life. He was born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada and moved to Toronto to pursue his own dream. He began doing stand up comedy at the age of 15 and soon was doing opening acts for two aspiring comedians Buddy Hackett and Rodney Dangerfield. Eventually, Carrey moved to Hollywood to keep pursuing this dream and soon enough, he was noticed and starred in his first rise to fame, Living Color. From then, Carrey was…

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