Edward James Olmos

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  • Essay On Selena

    Lopez. Jennifer Lopez was the star of the movie and she fit the character well. She acted like Selena with an amazing personality and a goofy side. Jennifer learned how to dance like her and learned how to use her big smile to enlighten the crowd . Selena’s dance moves were showcased since Selena was known for her moves on stage and her rhythm. Jennifer showed how honest and fun Selena really was, she brought Selena’s personality to the movie ( Selena-movie,cast,and credits). Abraham, Selena’s father, is played by Edward James Olmos. Abraham was a rude controlling father, and he wanted everyone to do as he said and that’s how Edward showed him in the movie. He showed Abraham’s personality and usually talked about how hard being a Mexican really to show the funny side of him. He talks about his life as a Mexican-American and how we need to know everyone from American and Mexico. He shared his aspects of life to his family and kids, and throughout the movie, Edward starts to show more personality about Abraham (Full cast and crew). Another main actor in the movie is her husband, Chris Perez , who is played by Jon Seda. He first appears in Selena's family’s house auditioning to become apart of the band. He was a rock n’ roller, with a grudge style and long curly hair. His appearance changed right when he got accepted in the band, Selena’s sister,Suzette, cut his hair and made him look like a different character. He was laid back with a careless attitude which was expressed…

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  • Comparison Of Walkout And Esmeralda Santiago's Almost A Woman

    In both Edward James Olmos’ film Walkout and Esmeralda Santiago’s Almost a Woman, the main protagonist of each story has gone through both a moral and psychological growth. The Latino backgrounds of both protagonists play a vital role in the development of their individual relationships with their ethnic and local communities. In Walkout, Paula is placed into a position where she must choose to ignore her cultural background and focus on academics, or embrace her identity and become an…

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  • What Is The Importance Of Urban Education

    1. The films I watched were Stand and Deliver directed by Ramon Menendez and Walkout directed by Edward James Olmos. Both of these films are similar with one another in some aspects. To begin with, they both take place in Los Angeles and depict Chicano students’ struggles in education. First, they both portray student experiences with the language barrier at schools. To further explain, students first learn Spanish at home, as their first language. Later, when they attend school, these children…

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  • Stand And Deliver Movie Analysis

    Urban schools are most always portrayed in a negative light. Such is the case in the movie called Stand and Deliver which takes place in a high school in East Los Angeles during the 1980’s. This movie is based off a true story about a teacher by the name of Jaime Escalante, played by Edward Olmos, who worked diligently with a group of roughneck students because he thought that every student has the potential to learn. He believed that if the students and teacher had enough “Ganas” or motivation…

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  • Picture Of The Scorpion Analysis

    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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  • Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward

    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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  • The Smallest Woman In The World Analysis

    The Power of Imperialism, Race and Gender “The smallest Woman in the world” is a short story telling a tale of a French explorer looking for the smallest pygmy in the world. Upon finding what he believes is the smallest woman in the world, the story’s concept of exploration transitions from innocent curiosity to exploitation. Through Clarice Lispector’s short story, “The Smallest Woman in the World”, the reader will be able to identify the story’s allegory of superior and inferior and will see…

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  • The Aciopolitical Model Of Precarity And The Diversity Of Society

    Globalization, collaboration, is necessary for sustaining the life of all species. Tsing says, “Precarity is a state of acknowledgment of our vulnerability to others” (29). Anti-globalization, indigeneity without contact, is impossible because Homo economicus is always scoping for a new frontier. If we don’t collaborate with each other - which is to say if we don’t contaminate our lives by intermingling with those humans and other species which we see as radically different from us – then we are…

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  • Edward Scissorhands Reflection

    1. Not only is Edward the unique product of his scientist creator’s vision and imagination, he also benefits from the love and care lavished on him by this surrogate father. Explain. (How do we know they have a special relationship * Why are Edward’s memories so important? * How does Edward reflect and express the creativity and vision of his father?) Ever since Edward was unable to speak and was cutting away alongside the other machines, Edwards father was proud of himself and Edward for…

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  • Biography Of Jonathan Edwards: A Great Shepherd Of Early Colonial Theology And Revivalism

    Jonathan Edwards: A Great Shepherd of Early Colonial Theology and Revivalism Jonathan Edwards (1703-1759) played a historical part in American Christianity as we know it today. He was a notorious religious figure during a time when Congregationalists were determined to adhere to the religious styles of old. His intellectual and theological reason, along with his fervent zeal fueled by the Holy Spirit, makes him one of the greatest evangelistic preachers and apologists of all time. His life,…

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