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    Heterogeneity In Cities

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    Cities are made up of numbers, density, and heterogeneity (Wirth, 1938) that enable innovation and deviance to establish cultural groups through relationships, opportunities, and freedom. These distinct failing processes within weak urban environments produce a deviant, disorderly space that nourished subversive cultural groups aimed at weakening established social and economic channels. For example, cities create highly fragmented relationships that do not fulfill the needs of individuals and instead produce feelings of isolation (Wirth, 1938). While heterogeneity in cities leads to tolerance and greater opportunities for groups to form, these groups ““foster… mutual exploitation”, which leads to social disorder” (Wirth, 1938). Lastly, freedom in cities is established through blurring boundaries and low surveillance, which lets groups connect and create outlets of innovation, but also produces a source of deviance. For subversive groups, like the punk rock subgroup in Los Angeles, these factors of isolation, social disorder, and deviance are key in their ability to form, adapt, and expand in these weak urban environments. The formation of a subgroup is characterized by connecting stigmatized individuals, creating autonomous institutions, introducing organic intellectuals, hostility, and mobilization. Which is illustrated by the punk rock subgroup that formed in the city space of Los Angeles. In the 1970s at the start of the movement, Los Angeles was characterized by…

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    Los Punk Stereotypes

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    As a noun, “punk” is defined by Merriam-Webster as being “a petty gangster, hoodlum, or ruffian; a rude and violent young man.” When used as an adjective, the same word means “inferior.” Members of this culture are depicted as the “bad kids” who fail to contribute to society and are most-likely destined to be the occupants of prison. In fact, “punk” is also a slang term meaning a “young man used as a homosexual partner especially in a prison.” When one hears the word “punk,” images of violence,…

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    Punk Music Vs Rap

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    Project Task #1 My research topic is about the correlation between punk music and rap. Music has always reflected its generation and what was going in that era. Punk music and rap are two totally different genres and cultures. Despite the difference in sound, they face the same socioeconomic issues. Both Punk, and Rap are products of low income areas. What I’m gonna be talking about is how and why the same things affect both subcultures. Both are viewed negatively, but…

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    Now I was getting worried. What other gadgets did Miranda have? She pushed open the door, and as our plan directed, Alek, Gabby, and I zeroed in on Miranda and the closet. We watched as Miranda slipped off her locket and opened it; revealing a small button. Miranda pressed the button, and out shot a laser. She used the minescule laser to sever a hole in the water pipe. I immediately cued Bella to call to police, just as water started escaping the pipe. We all turned and ran faster than the…

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    Clockwork Orange Nadsat

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    The manipulative characteristic of “Nadsat” in “A Clockwork Orange” The function of the language, “Nadsat”, in “A Clockwork Orange” is used to manipulate viewers from the cruel actions associated with criminals and their wicked purposes in their everyday lives. In the following essay the function of language in both the novel and the film, “A Clockwork Orange”, will be discussed. Firstly, how language is used to create a buffer will be argued. Secondly, how language is used to make the…

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    The idea of religion and the justice of God also appears in John Donne’s “[At the round earth’s imagined corners, blow…]”. While Hardy rejects the idea that God is kind and just, instead arguing that chance controls the events of life, Donne believes that God will dispense justice on Judgement Day. Though Hardy’s sestet subscribes to a belief in life’s randomness, the poet would ideally like to believe in the kind and just God whom Donne worships. His suffering, however, is so great that it…

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    Aristotle emphasized that there were certain things to look for when identifying a tragic hero. Shakespeare’s Othello’s identity as a tragic hero is questionable even with the first requirement set by Aristotle. One of the first requirements set by Aristotle is that a tragic hero must be from noble descent. Othello, however, was not from noble blood. He was crass, and worked his way up to being a commander. In a way Othello was noble due to his status as commander, however he was not born noble,…

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    away with cheating on their spouse every day. Woods was a role model to so many people, but his poor decision ruined his integrity, which represents moral decay. A second theme that thrives among The Great Gatsby is the “open and unashamed interest in money and the things money can buy”, or crass materialism. Even the Fitzgeralds lived by the code, “You took what you wanted from life, if you could get it” (Fahey). The Fitzgeralds believed you could get whatever it was that you wanted. The…

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    but dying with everything. Others simply put it as chasing the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, with great success. Many celebrities in the spotlight are doing just that, such as the famous hip-hop artist, Jay Z, born Shawn Carter. Carter grew up in a crime-ridden neighborhood, with “beginnings as a street kid peddling drugs in New York’s Bed-Stuy district” (----- ). Now, Carter has amassed a fortune and has shown the significance of crass materialism by purchasing many…

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    9/11 Literary Devices

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    About 9/11: Comparing and Contrasting Their Literary Devices 9/11 was a tragic event that had a huge impact on the lives of countless people. Because it was an important event in history, it was the topic of many news articles. These articles had many different approaches to discussing the controversial topic of 9/11 over the years. Some of these articles are written about the effects of 9/11 on people's personal lives. For instance, Christopher Frizzelle's article for The Stranger, “A Monstrous…

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