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  • Satire In Casablanca

    In the classic film, Casablanca, the lives of refugees in WWII are on display for the audience, albeit a very romanticized version of it. Rick Blain is a cynical saloon owner who, in a twist of fate, obtains coveted exit visas. Visas that Ilsa Lund, desperately needs to help her resistance leader husband, Victor Laszlo, to escape to America. The only problem being that she is Ricks lost love, who seemingly abandoned him in Paris. Straight from the films beginning we are meant to choose the side of the refuges and liberals. Those groups being the obvious and all too sympathetic choice. This “us versus them” set up is to further contribute to the films influence on the audience. It acts as another artful form of war propaganda. Rather than romanticizing…

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  • Sacrifice In The Film Casablanca

    Casablanca is a film that captures various themes that can be translated by the audience. The film, which was released in nineteen forty-two, was directed while most of the world was fighting in World War Two. The film captures the aspect of romance while also capturing the political view of war. Casablanca captures the theme of sacrifice throughout the numerous scenes of the film. In the opening scenes of the movie, Germany is shown occupying France which causes confusion in who oversees the…

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  • Facebook Satire

    It was on one Friday night in October, my parents’ anniversary, I was home alone reading all of the horrific comments over and over again that was on my Facebook timeline about me. It has been a month since my life went up in flames and took a turn for the worse, and I can honestly say I’m sick of everything and I can’t take it anymore. I decided to check my other social media accounts Twitter and Instagram to see if anything was being posted on those about me there because my notifications were…

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  • The Characteristics Of Narrative Criticism In The Serial Podcast

    Everyone has heard of Narratives, and being critics is a one of those human instincts that comes naturally, but what exactly is Narrative criticism? Narrative criticisms focus on stories or events that help us make sense of specific areas in our daily human experiences. There are four elements that play a role in this. First off a narrative most consist of two or more events that are active. Also, they must be organized in a time order fashion. Thirdly, narrative has a casual or contributing…

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  • The Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao Analysis

    The Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junet Diaz surrounds the concept of Fuku americanus, known to be a curse or a doom of some kind (Diaz 1). The narrator himself, have described this story as a fuku story, “As I’m sure you’ve guessed by now, I have a fuku story too” (Diaz 6). While, the article “Experience: Trauma, Narrative, and History” by Cathy Caruth discussed concepts that apply to Oscar Wao’s story. She opened her article by introducing “ a pattern of suffering that is inexplicably…

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  • The Black Woman Character Analysis

    The Black Female Body in Venus and Intimate Apparel Being a white female-presenting person lends its own perspective to the race and gender divide in our country. On the one hand, I face oppression every single day simply by virtue of walking down the street and being catcalled; or foolishly attempting to prove that I know something (anything) to a man who does not believe a woman can form her own coherent opinions. On the other, I have no way of truly understanding the effect of racial…

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  • Red River Film Analysis

    One of the best classic western films ever made by a director who was so versatile that many people might confuse him with other great western directors like John Ford or Anthony Mann, but Howard Hawks had an eye for character driven stories, had an expert sense of visual style, and knew how to use actors better than most. Hawks was one of those classic Hollywood directors that could easily orchestrate the action and compelling aspects that make a great western, and Red River is one. The film…

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  • Reflective Essay: The Writing Process

    The writing process Since I started pursuing my education, writing remains to be part of my life. It has come in handy while pursuing my education as it is an effective tool of communication. To me, it is the best way of expressing my feelings as I am in full control of the process. It is an appropriate way to put my thoughts down in writing. I get to portray my world in writing. It facilitates a platform where I can share my thoughts and communicate them to my audience. Additionally, writing…

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  • Summary: The Influence Of Interpersonal Communication

    As stated in the first paper written, I’m canalizing the relationship between my boyfriend and me. A little over three years ago I fell in love expectantly at the age of sixteen. I had no idea that we would end up having a future together. My life turned upside down in the best way possible and in the mean time I have learned many life lessons in between. We have had many obstacles but have managed to get through everything together. No relationship is perfect, everyone has moments where they…

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  • Isolationism In Casablanca

    Since I am not much of a devotee when it comes to romantic films, I had come to the decision to leave my comfort zone, and view Casablanca (Curtiz, 1942). Initially, I felt as though this was just a trivial, romantic war piece from the 1940’s. I discovered through various viewings for this assignment that this was not the case. Casablanca works as an historical allegory, in the sense that the characters represent certain facets of the Allies during World War II. Rick (Humphrey Bogart)…

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