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    Michaela Lange: I am here today with author Edward Bellamy who is going to tell us a little more about his critically acclaimed novel, Looking Backward 2000-1887. Hello, good morning, Mr. Bellamy. How are you doing today? Edward Bellamy: I’m doing fine. Thanks, Michaela. ML: Good. I am glad to hear that. So, let’s dive right in then. Now, what was your intended purpose for writing Looking Backward 2000-1887? EB: Many people say I wrote this novel as a template for political action. This simply is not true. My intended purpose was to relay my ideas of how to improve society and relieve our country of its social deficits through the abandonment of competition and establishment of state ownership of industry. This was not always an easy task.…

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    Biography and Background Information Edward Bellamy was born on March 26, 1850, in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts as the son of a Baptist minister. Growing up in the Gilded Age from the end of the Civil War up to the late 19th century, he saw the rapid economic growth and corrupt business practices with the vast railroad expansions and industrialization and the poverty and inequality especially among the worker class and immigrants. He first realized the troubles of the urban poor while spending…

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    For many years rising and standing for the flag has been like ritual in most athletic event and schools. Many people don’t abide to the flag because they feel like they have to but what they don’t know is that it isn’t mandatory for them to rise for the flag they have the right to stay seated. Standing for the flag should not be mandatory nor should be forced. People of any race in this country have the freedom to stay seated. it is written in the laws. If no pride is felt towards the country…

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    Edward Abbey's Great American Desert Environmentalist and desert-lover, Edward Abbey in his essay “The Great American Desert” warns readers about the perilous dangers of the American deserts while simultaneously stirring curiosity about these fascinating ecosystems. He both invites and dissuades his readers from visiting the deserts of North America through the use of humor and sarcasm. In this essay, he is rhetorically successful in arguing that the open spaces of the undeveloped deserts…

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    but as of 2008 when someone says the thing most often thought of are the werewolves from the Twilight Saga. In my opinion Professor Lupin from the harry potter series is my favorite of them all. Examples of werewolves from TV series are ones in True Blood, Teen Wolf and Vampire Diaries. Which brings us to the other end of the spectrum, Bram Stokers Dracula is probably the most often thought of example when someone hears of a vampire. Slicked back, black hair, with a flowing red cape and pale…

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    places anyone could ever suspect. Also, when Joseph Conrad states, “It was difficult to realize that his [the Director of Companies] work was not out there in the luminous estuary, but behind him, within the brooding gloom.” (Joseph Conrad, 2) he speaks of the working conditions to have the same terror and horror. This quotation allows the reader to understand that the working environments of the company may not be as normal or bright but have a darker side to it, which may represent the horror…

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    Postcolonial theory is built in large part around the concept of otherness. There are however problems with or complexities to the concept of otherness, for instance: otherness includes doubleness, both identity and difference, so that every other , every different than and excluded by is dialectically created and includes the values and meaning of the colonizing culture even as it rejects its power to define; the western concept of the oriental is based, as Abdul Jan Mohamed argues, on the…

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    The origin of Postcolonial criticism was marked, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, by critics’ efforts to “undermine the text of colonial authority as well as to install a distance from the concepts of anticolonialist theory” (Parry, 2004: 67). It was referred to as ‘colonial discourse analysis’. Postcolonial criticism emerged with Edward W. Said’s Orientalism, it acquired the name ‘postcolonialism’ in the late 1980s. It is concerned with historical, political, cultural and textual outcomes of…

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    In the extract from the essay ’’The new empire within Britain’’ Salman Rushdie, an Indian born Briton and author, explores the subjects of institutional racism, the subconscious racist nature of the English language and the stains that the time of imperialism has left on the British mentality. To gather Rushdie’s main thesis, one need only to look at the title: “The New Empire within Britain”. Rushdie states: “It sometimes seems that the British authorities, no longer capable of exporting…

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    Ahjussi (아저씨), also known by it’s English title The Man from Nowhere, is an action packed, thriller film starring Won Bin as the movie’s protagonist, Cha Tae Sik. The movie was released on August 4, 2010 and was directed by Lee Jeong Bum. The story begin with Cha Tae Sik, the owner of a pawnshop, who lives by himself and leads a quiet life. He is a quiet man and does not have any friends except for a little girl, Somi, who lives next door with her mom. Somi frequents the pawn shop, often selling…

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