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  • Postmodernism In Good Country People

    understatement; with the entirety of the Cold War, amongst other political strife at home and abroad, America during this time was an era of conflicting ideals. Consequently, literature changed its perspective; most commonly, however, was the transition from modernist ideals to postmodernist ideals. Much like modernism, post-modernism offered to reject the ideals presented by popular trends during their time; yet for postmodernism, the rejection, in this case, mostly dealt with homogeneity (a universal standard defined by advancements in American quality of life) and how literature acts as a deconstructive tool (Byam 2259-2260). Yet many of these deconstructions during…

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  • Scott Carpenter Reading Lessons

    Summary for the Structuralist Theory In “Reading Lessons: An Introduction to Theory”, Scott Carpenter explains the structuralism, and what the structuralist focuses on. Structuralism is defined as “a multifaceted group of theories with varied and disparate goals” (Carpenter 27). It focuses on the structure of the message or the text which includes “big ticket themes”, repeated plot, repeated images, and binary oppositions. The “big ticket themes” is like “Man versus Society, Boys meets Girls,…

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  • Sustainable Construction

    Introduction This paper examines six peer-reviewed articles addressing the concept of sustainable construction. Sustainable construction is the creation and responsible management of a healthy built environment based on resource efficient and ecological principles (Mokhlesian & Holman, 2012). These resource efficient and ecological principles make changes to the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the structure. Topics discussed in the articles include, but are not limited to,…

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  • Environment Essay: Sustainable Best Practice In Construction

    Sustainable Best Practice in Construction • Locally sourced construction materials (a) What is it? Locally sourced construction materials are materials produced within a specific distance from the construction site; different certification programs specify a variety of distance. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’s (LEED) definition of locally sourced is, “building materials or products that have been extracted, harvested, or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of…

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  • Vonnegut's Deconstruction Of Honor

    not just human life, but all living beings on the earth. Vonnegut therefore is attempting to once again broaden his audience’s vision from a completely anthropocentric viewpoint that is narrowed by the intense fear of nuclear weapons present at this time, to one of larger scope that reminds humans that there is a world of wonderful creatures and plants out there whose lives also matter. In the end, the focus of Vonnegut in this section on the beauty of nature makes his readers contemplate the…

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  • Analysis: A Deconstruction Of Emily Grierson

    A Deconstruction of Emily Grierson In “A Rose for Emily”, Emily Grierson is presented as a matriarchal spinster whose self imposed isolation is of the upmost curiosity to the townspeople. She is a person who has stood the test of time in this neighborhood, the one constant in an ever changing world. Her character serves as an idol of sorts, the physical embodiment of everything the community once stood for, and now has lost. The story opens on her funeral, thereby beginning where we end, and…

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  • What Is The Difference Between Men And Women

    Arguing the differences between men and women is a never-ending battle of the sexes and he said she said. There is no denying that inequality is present in society today but what isn’t clear is why. Some groups argue society itself is to blame but others side with biology and evolutionary science. Both sides use deconstruction to justify their beliefs and solutions for equality between the sexes however using deconstruction for political or social reform does not equate the most successful…

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  • Waiting For Godot Research Paper

    needs Lucky to lead him around the stage. Each day ends with a young boy sent as a messenger to say that Godot is not going to come. Purpose of the study This paper examines Godot through a post-structural lens. By integrating the theoretical concept of deconstruction suggested by Jacques Derrida. I seek to identify and interpret the symbols in this play as signifiers. The abundance and specificity of Beckett's symbols and their corresponding meanings can be further appreciated by a complete…

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  • Zaha Hadid Analysis

    Zaha Hadid, an avant-garde architecture, we can say and describes zaha hadid’s works are influenced by the early Russian Avant grade, she some people say that zaha has reached the summit in her career as an architect, she came to the architecture field from a western country with a new perspective way in architecture, the way that it should be don and the it should be preceded, the way that zaha think about Islamic architecture in a different way, she sees that modern architecture didn’t…

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  • Analysis Of Roland Barthes Hills Like White Elephants

    An extension of the structuralism methods includes the Derridean linguistic methods of deconstruction. Hills Like White Elephants consistently suggests the ideas of pregnancy and abortion. The title itself contains the word hills that could be in reference to a baby bump; furthermore, the world elephants contain nine letters that insinuate the idea of the nine months term that occurs during pregnancy. When viewing the text through the deconstructive theoretical lens, the words hills and…

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