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  • Spanish Civil War Franco Analysis

    The years leading up to the Spanish Civil War were marked by social and economic instability. The War lasted from 1936 to 1939 and resulted in a new leader and a new government. Conditions in Spain continued to decline creating a poor social, political, and economic state after the establishment of autarky. The new regime and barriers like censorship made it difficult for filmmakers to produce new movies, especially with the emergence of CIFESA. Raza and Locura de amor were two films in particular that represented an ideological cinema in which characterized many of the post civil war productions. This essay will give a brief description of the Spanish Civil War, the affect it had on Spain as a whole and how that oppressed the film industry in the following decade. According to 100 Years of Spanish Film, social tensions and political instability, in part due to the discontent of conservative sectors and the monarchy, which rejected the Second Republic, culminated in a military uprising led by General Francisco Franco. It occurred on July 17, 1936 in rebuke of the democratically elected Popular Front government, who had been elected with the support of the working & middle classes’. Franco rose to power with support of the upper class landowners, businessmen, and the church. The military conflict intensified into a three-year-long war that split the national territory in half, Republican and Nationalist. Following the war Franco imposed a new political ideal of autarky.…

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  • Arrow Vs Flash

    The Flash (A.K.A Barry Allen) represents a more familiar part of what has become defined as a hero. Born a normal boy, Barry Allen grew up with an unbelievably compassionate personality and became a forensic scientist with the hope of freeing his father from prison after he was framed for killing Barry’s mom. When a failed scientific experiment resulted in Barry getting struck by supernatural lightning, he was transformed into a kind-hearted vigilante who has the ability to run at the speed of…

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  • Analysis Of The One Long Argument In The Origin Of Species

    argument using a theory of convergent evolution. This hybrid five-part inductive argument allows Coyne to explain some attributes of island species that remained puzzles for Darwin. Secondly, this hybrid…

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  • Mustapha Mond In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

    Many world leaders throughout history have attempted to compose the great society, or as they believed, utopia. On these occurrences, they in some way try to subdue the creative and free thinking side of human nature. In Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Mustapha Mond achieves universal stability. As we see in the New World society, stability is made the first priority at the expense of most of the people 's intrinsic human faculties. Mond explains eloquently and quite persuasively to John and…

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  • Technology In Brave New World Essay

    How close is modern America’s government to controlling all, if not most, of our society today? Our current government gradually begins to take over the lives of people like that in Brave New World. Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World depicts a futuristic society that utilizes science to control the lives of mostly everybody by categorizing them into specific castes. The author’s vision of a utopian society in his novel is relatively, but not entirely, close to modern American society.…

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  • Individualism Exposed In Ayn Rand's Anthem

    Imagine living in a society where individualism wasn't an acceptable concept. Picture a world where “I” wasn't a state of mind. This is the theme of Ayn Rand's Anthem, a dystopian novel set in the distant future. “We learned that the earth is flat and the sun revolves around it, which causes the day and the night. We learned the names of all the winds which blow over the seas and push the sails of our great ships. We learned how to bleed men to cure them of all ailments.” (Rand 23). This quote…

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  • Tristan Da Cunha Culture

    southern Atlantic ocean. It is a very unique place that few people know about, and that is why I chose to learn more about this culture. It is truly interesting to see how the people on Tristan da Cunha live their lives, and how different their way of life is from our own. There are no airports on the island of Tristan da Cunha, so the only way to get there is by boat, across some of the roughest waters on the planet. Boats from South Africa only travel to the island eight or nine times per…

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  • Example Of Narrative Essay On Hyacinthum

    I am Emnjundi Jacqueline Longton (call me Jackie), and this is my story. I live in the utopia of Colorum, or perhaps it is the dystopia of Colorum. Utopia is certainly what our world appears to be. We all have our jobs, our lifestyles. When we change, we can change our surroundings if we wish. Everyone is happy, except for those who are misfits. Those who don’t get along with our law. No one knows what happens to them, just that they get removed. To where? No one knows. To people in Hyacinthum,…

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  • The Giver Comparison Essay

    9)adj. Utopian- A perfect world. “The Giver” is about a utopian society where everyone and everything looks the same and there’s nothing more outstanding than other things. Our society isn't close at all at being a utopian world because we revolve too much around crime and starvation. The Island was close enough to a utopia, but wasn't completely perfect. 10) v. Vacillate- To waiver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive. Each time we went to watch a movie she would vacillate…

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  • The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas Reaction Paper

    A Response to “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas The whimsical city of Omelas is a beautifully portrayed utopia, or model of a perfect society. Everyone who is anyone would love to live in this place of joy and happiness. This futuristic society has no ruler and no laws but everything seems to work in perfect harmony. But there is one simple, yet disturbing rule. One must suffer for everyone to have this perfectly happy life. I would be one to walk away from Omelas , reason being in my eyes…

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