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    Coney Island Essay

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    Coney Island, located in New York, is in the city that never sleeps. It’s a peninsular neighborhood, with various attractions near Brooklyn. Thousands of people inhabit it and it has wildly diverse cultures within its community, and always associated with its main attractions, the beaches and the amusement parks. Over time, it has continued to develop culturally and politically and physical through various projects by the community. The name itself established over time, Coney Island, was derived from the Latin word for rabbit, and even today it can be translated as Rabbit Island. The original Dutch colonized settlers most likely called it Rabbit Island (Coney Island) due to rabbits being large in numbers. Which is why the activity of rabbit…

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    that was developing in the United States. He uses the development and culture of New York’s Coney Island as his main catalyst to define the changes people were going through at the time. The late 1800s and early 1900s really served as a great time of change in the United States. The coherent set of values that were prevalent throughout the 1800s were beginning to change and people were beginning to…

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    Amusing The Million Essay

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    early nineteenth century, America was strictly guided by certain values. American culture at this time felt a formal set of leisure activities enhanced society and stifled any deviant behavior. Structure and limiting cultural activities were about to see a change. Although the elite made an effort to change leisure time, American recreation was going to have a revolution in a sense. An amusement park called, Coney Island was a part of the revolution against genteel culture. John Kasson in his…

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    Coney Island Case Study

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    Goffman’s concept of front and back space regarding the self is also applicable to the social aspect of Coney Island; Goffman recognized that “the self is that collection of performances that take place in and across specific locations” (Goffman 50). The front, or representational space, of Coney Island is what gained notoriety and fostered an image of family friendliness as well as an escape from reality. Coney Island was a sort of dreamscape where the upper and middle classes had the…

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    Amusement Parks

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    most popular attractions at the Columbian Exposition was a midway consisting of restaurants, shops, belly dancers, theaters, and a giant wheel designed by George W. Ferris (Baughman et al., 2001). The concept of the amusement park was born. One of the first major amusement parks in the United State was Jones’s Wood in New York City, which hosted such attractions as billiards, bowling, and donkey rides (Baughman et al., 2001). These tame attractions soon made way for more exciting…

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    Coney Dog Research Paper

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    Inquiry Question: How is the Coney dog so Iconic in Detroit? New York Coney is known for their hot dogs. But Soon in the early 1900s immigrants started to move to Detroit and brought the dog with them. Since then, they became the signature dish of the motor city. Growing up in Detroit, everyone knew what a coney dog was and loved them. I was four years old when I had the pleasure of eating my first coney dog at the Coney Island in Comerica Park. I remember the first bite; it was so good. The…

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    Psychosis In Hamlet

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    Consider Hamlet’s ascent into madness a roller coaster climbing up its first hill, gaining energy that is just waiting to unleash itself. Once the last car reaches its peak, the entire coaster speeds through the tracks with a whirlwind of kinetic energy and will not stop until outside forces cause it to do so. Confident within his mind, thrill-seeking Hamlet enjoys his ride with manifestation while still experiencing immense strife. Psychosis appears in Hamlet due to brief psychotic disorder,…

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    Roller Coaster History

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    The roller coaster: a device that has been around since the early 17th century. It has immensely changed since it’s origins though. Its size, shape, structure, and overall look has developed into what we know and (for some) love today. Its gargantuan size originated from a way of ice sledding, believe it or not. Though it looks very different today, the first design was only a slide, on an icy path. Even back then though it was not one for changes. Soon after the first invention of the roller…

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    The film American Experience: “Coney Island,” directed by Ric and Ken Burns, depicts Coney Island during its peak. Coney Island started as a small island and gradually grew into a vast tourist attraction. Coney Island’s Golden Age derived from its ability to unify the different social classes and its establishment of public theme parks. Coney Island was discovered by Henry Hudson on September 1, 1609; although, it would not be until 1847 when Coney would be inhabited. Coney was divided into the…

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    Title Lynae Donald was born in Newton, Iowa and while it's far from her favorite city, she still considers it her home. She remains close to her family and looks up to them with high regard. As a child she spent quite a bit of time with her grandmother who she says taught her many things. The examples given by members of her family may have affected the way she tries to be an example for others and encourage them--like in her motivational speech "You Can Do It". She plans to…

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