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    Imitation of Life is a movie directed by John M. Stahl in 1934. Claudette Colbert plays the protagonist in the role of Beatrice “Bea” Pullman. Bea’s new found friend is Delilah Johnson, played by Louise Beavers. Together, both of these ladies create a successful business. Throughout the film we see both their daughters, Jessie and Peola, grow into beautiful women. The Imitation of Life is relevant to our class due to Bea and Delilah’s success after the Great Depression. The three literary devices best captured in Imitation of Life are the plot, characterization, and theme. The first literary device effectively used in Imitation of Life is the plot. Bea has recently lost her husband and is forced to raise her daughter, Jessie, by…

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    Three Came Home is a movie directed by Jean Negulesco. Claudette Colbert plays the role of Agnes Keith, the loving mother and faithful wife. Her husband, Harry Keith, is played by Patrick Knowles. Together they have a son named George, played by Mark Keuning. This movie revolves around the Japanese invasion of Sandaken. Throughout the film we see the struggle and heartbreak of the family as they face many trials and tribulations. Three Came Home is relevant to our class due to our studies of the…

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    Rosa Parks And Equality

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    Gayle, the party who initiated the lawsuit consisted of Aurelia Browder, Susie McDonald, Claudette Colvin and Mary Louise Smith. At the time, Claudette Colvin was the plaintiff who drew the most attention, for the fact that she was merely fifteen and the youngest of the four. The hero in this instance were the four plaintiffs that had taken a stand against the segregation and racism that was being experienced throughout the slave states. In court cases, the defendant would be seen as the…

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    started the boycott on Montgomery buses for civil rights. This shows Rosa Park’s bravery, and how she defended her civil rights even after knowing that she would face consequences for it. Likewise, another person who did something very similar to this is Claudette Colvin. According to npr.org, Claudette, who also lived in Alabama, was on a bus ride on March 2nd, 1955. She was asked to stand up for a white passenger, which she refused to do. “The bus driver ordered her to get up and she refused,…

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    Broader Sources of Knowledge In ancient times, people passed on survival experience to the next generation through oral method. Later, various ways such as making ropes, drawing pictures on walls, and characters emerged to record daily events. People record daily life in order to educate next generation so that the next generation of people can live a better life. With the advent of photographic film, the recording process becomes more and more lifelike and vivid. With the rapid development of…

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    Most television shows have accommodated to millennials’ tastes, and when it comes to humor, satirical humor that both addresses and mocks social flaws has become the demand. No longer are books or short stories reserved for political and social satire, but so are news outlets. Programs such as The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and Last Week Tonight all are platforms that consist of telling credible news in a satirical manner. Although satirical news series are not a new concept, they are…

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    On Sepetember 27, 2008, Saturday Night Live (SNL) performed a cold open sketch of Katie Couric interviewing Sarah Palin during the presidential election of 2008. Tina Fey impersonates Sarah Palin, while Katie Couric is portrayed by Amy Poehler. The two comedians mock an actual interview done by the potential vice president and journalist that was performed a few weeks prior. The 7 minute cold open, which is longer than most of their sketches, contains a plethora of communication methods to…

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    Coates’s quote, “Journalism privileges what’s happening now over the long reasons for things happening,” giving greater insight into Coates’s initiative to inform people of the entire story, impact, and context of the historical injustice against African Americans. The author additionally questions Coates’s decreasing optimism as he releases more research. He quotes Coates’s skepticism of change, “How big-hearted can democracy be? It points to a very ugly answer: maybe not that big-hearted at…

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    Political Satire

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    Daniel O’Brien is the head writer and creative director of video for cracked.com. He wrote an article on his website (leading up to his book “How to Fight Presidents”) and found out the hard way that you should not google the weaknesses of a living president without expecting a visit from secret service agents who are immune to the charms of comedians. O’Brien has been with the website Cracked since 2007 or as he claims “before they were cool” (O’Brien). Comedians who read O’Brien’s article…

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    Argument Analysis: Stephen Colbert and Migrant Workers Stephen Colbert appeared before members of congress to discuss a new law that will affect migrant workers. Colbert’s initial idea was to stop eating fruits and vegetables. This seemed to be in humor. Later in the paper Colbert made a more serious suggestion that congress should implement this proposed law in order to provide protection for the workers. Analysis Strengths Colbert’s speech had a few strengths, one of these being attention…

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