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    While it is frequently ignored, there is a very important distinction to be made between ethics and morals. Ethics are derived from society and its norms. They differ culturally and with age and are placed on the individual according to the social setting they find themselves in. Breaking ethical code often results in shame from the community. Morals are only reflect beliefs of the individual. Every person has his or her own morals and while they can be influenced by upbringing or aspects of society, on the basic level, they are simply what each individual finds to be right or wrong. Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire looks at both the morals and the ethics of the individual and how their contrast can cause both internal and external conflict. Margie and Mikey’s decisions are of superior…

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    Fuddy Meers Analysis

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    Dustin Mosko directed the production of Fuddy Meers, written by David Lindsay-Abaire and performed by the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, which I attended on October 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm. I enjoyed this play and thought the actors did a wonderful job; I loved the set and the costumes did a wonderful job completing the character. The story was somewhat confusing to keep me engaged, but I feel like that was the goal of the playwright. However, I wasn’t satisfied with the ending. In this…

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    Famous celebrity, Lindsay Lohan, was admitted to Malibu’s Promises Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Facility back in the summer of 2007. When the world hears of celebrities being admitted to treatment facilities, they wonder why and how did someone end up in this position? When Lohan’s father is brought into the picture, who was incarcerated for driving under the influence of alcohol, it is no surprise that Lohan followed in her fathers footsteps of becoming an alcoholic. Not to mention the song…

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    Many people know of Germany's most well-know supreme controlling and murderous famous dictator, Adolf Hitler. Many people also know of the hit movie Mean Girls staring Lindsey Lohan before her drug downfall. What many people do not know is that Adolf Hitler and Regina George of Mean girls have many similarities. Adolf Hitler was a dictator governmental leader in Germany from 1933 – 1945. Adolf was a major power in Germany, being a brutal an unforgiving leader. During Adolf leadership he was…

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    Don’t you understand? Can’t you see we ought to—ought to die before we let the fire out?" (Golding 31). The boy's purpose was to make sure that there was a fire going everyday in order to get saved. In order to be a survivor one should find purpose in any circumstance to help get saved from the troubles they face. It is much easier to just give up than to figure out how to survive, which is why it is important to find one's purpose in any situation. By finding a purpose one will have the ability…

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    Aaron Carter Failures

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    David Cassidy Life post-The Partridge Family has been tough for David Cassidy. Despite the success he had as a pop-singing teen idol after the show, a trio of DUI's and alcohol abuse led to divorce in 2014, and eventually bankruptcy in 2015. The show's declining popularity into the 2000s led to continuously diminishing royalty checks, and now in his late 60s, his health limited his ability to perform as a singer. He announced his retirement in February of this year. (-- removed HTML…

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    When someone blurts out the word “high school”, what’s your first initial thought? I don’t know about you, but “cliques” are the first thought to my mind. The media is drowning in films that portray the idea of “cliques”, but personally, I believe the film Mean Girls is the best representation of the world of cliques. Means Girls is a teen classic, and I can almost bet the majority of my generation has seen or at least heard of it. It is American teen comedy film that manifests the harsh…

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    Traditionally, femininity is associated with a particular set of personality traits and behaviours, which are deemed acceptable for women to perform by the most influential institutions of the dominant culture. The teen makeover movie is a visual medium that reinforces these expectations through the types of female characters they present. Gender stereotypes reveal a distinct correlation between performances of idealized femininity and the distribution of female power in their high school…

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    Once upon a time, there lived a very beautiful, blonde named, Tiffany. Tiffany was the “Queen Bee” of her high school in Kansas, Buckner Hall, captain of the cheerleading squad, dating the quarterback, all the stereotypical things you could imagine about a popular cheerleader in highschool, fit in her life. One night, the cheerleading squad thought it would be funny to break into the school’s drama center and vandalize a few things as part of an initiation for the new freshman. As Tiffany and…

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    In 1995, Clueless, a new-aged teen “chick flick” was released that shone a new light on feminine teen culture. The film follows the adolsent life of beautiful, popular, and rich Cher Horowitz. Through the ups and downs of classic high school tropes (driving, boys, etc), Cher learns how to see past material objects and open her heart to love. Alive Leppert (2014) states, “Marking a shift away from the mainstreaming of [80s] grunge fashion and music, Clueless’s engagement with teen magazines and…

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