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  • Analysis Of So I Called By Louis Ck

    Once Louis CK has presented the audience with the comic idea, he attempts to generate further laughs through the technique of acting out. The transition from narrator to character makes the performance more entertaining as the story is being brought to life. A key moment is Louis CK’s impersonation of the conversation between the “Batman” and the “Desperate Housewife”. Because standup comedians have a short amount of time to perform to their audience, when they introduce characters, they must use characters that a lot of people can identify with and recognize immediately hence the exaggerated persona of the “Desperate Housewife”. His narrative tone transforms to a soft, fragile, and feminine tone. He tugs on the stereotype that housewives are dependent on pleasing men through the lines expressed in a slow and seductive voice, “What a relief to have a man in the house” and “Now that you are going to fuck me” (5:47- 6:24). In addition, he excessively touches his “hair” and chest and fans his face with one hand while the other is on his hip. Through these gestures he creates the image of a prim and prissy woman yet at the same time a desperate and hopeless one. The main reason why this induces laughter is because of the visual difference between the Louis CK doing the impersonation and the actual subject Clearly a grown man that pretends that “his robe fell over” and “his breasts are showing” defy our expectations of men and induces amusement.…

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  • Narrative Essay On Being Left Places

    the longest he took to remember that I need to be picked up. It was early into the year of 6th grade- the first year of me not being at the same school as my sister. According to my dad, because he picked up our neighbor that day, he had three kids in the car. In his mind, this meant he had done his job and nothing was forgotten. Something was forgotten however; that something was me. I waited an hour, and then another, until eventually he remembered that I existed and came to retrieve me. The…

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  • Desperate Housewives Case Study

    The reason why Desperate Housewives was popular among American viewership is mainly because its cultural background agrees with innermost of American audiences. The American culture, lifestyle, values (the materialism, individualism, egotism and pursuit of freedom and power) conveyed by Desperate Housewives, though not completely agree with British culture, was relatively compatible with British culture. Therefore, there has no need for British broadcasters reframe Desperate Housewives to…

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  • Beyonce's Influence On Popular Culture Essay

    found myself really energized by the engagement in is watching Real Housewives- any city. I started watching the show when I was younger with my mom and I got hooked. I talk about the show a lot; I leave hanging out with my roommates when it is on because I can’t watch it with other people talking. One day in early October the channel the show is on, Bravo, wasn’t working on our TV in Sunchase and it was all I could talk about for days until it was fixed. I usually watch the show by myself,…

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  • Gender Stereotypes In Reality Shows

    weak or subordinate. Generally, women are regarded as being inferior to men seeing that in the traditional setting, women were left to take care of the home, serve the husband and raise children. Women were not identified with superiority; they were solely dependent on men for almost everything. These stereotypes although outdated continue to be propagated in the majority of reality shows. The reality shows produced today all tend to portray women in a negative light, as being dependent on men…

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  • Argumentative Essay: Balancing Work And Family

    Balancing work and family is common struggle among Americans. The target of the debate lies in opposing opinions as to how to prioritize work and family. Should work come before family, or should family come first? Even more, could there be a common ground in equally balancing both? Being passionate about this issue, I began to research it further. The first article reviewed was from Lee and Wagner. They argue that since the 1970’s, women have advanced into a new role in society due to the…

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  • Brief Summary Of Ishmael's Story

    himself. He was about five years old and was enjoying the corn that held in both hands, taking turns biting each ear. We didn’t say a word or even look at each other. Rather, we rushed on the boy at the same time, and before he knew what was happening we had taken the corn from him” (Beah 30). In this part of the story Ishmael is remembering an incident where he and his friends had stolen from a young boy. Now the author made it quite clear that Ishmael had stolen before but, Ishmael has a…

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  • Heinrich Murmier: A Short Story

    As everyone was thrust to the side of the compartment, the wood began to splinter, causing a apprehensive uproar. “Surely it’s going to give way,” one voice said, waveringly. “Who cares… we’re all going to die anyways,” another retorted direly. Many doleful comments followed, but Elise couldn’t bear it anymore. Shoving her way to the spot closest to the splintering plank of wood, Elise took a shaky breath. Normally she was a very rational person, but as they say: desperate times call for…

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  • Eva Longoria Research Paper

    While speaking to Eva Longoria it became quite that Eva is quite different than the role she plays in Desperate Housewives, as Gabrielle Solis. Eva has graced many cover photos such as Vogue, Marie Claire and Harper’s Bazaar, she is much more than just a beautiful women as people see her. What impressed me the most about her is that she is smart, down to earth, and outspoken. Social and political issues are her main concern which include immigration reform, labour laws for farm workers and the…

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  • Hispanic Women In American Culture

    The Hispanic heritage is a beautiful and diverse culture that has brought many beautiful languages, dishes, and art to different countries around the world, but while these elements have helped make many advances around the globe, the treatment of women as simple housewives and second class citizens in Hispanic culture has only helped make backwards advancements by fueling the American media stereotypes of Hispanic women as housewives or maids causing the average Hispanic American woman to…

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