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    The Illegal Operation an Essential Contribution to Social Protest/Affirmation This paper will focus on the sculpture, The Illegal Operation (1962) by Edward Kienholz. The assemblage sculpture can be found on the second floor of the Ahmanson Building at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Although understated at first, this sculpture deals with the taboo practice of abortions regulated in the 1960’s. In this paper I will discuss why this sculpture would make a good contribution to our textbook, specifically chapter 11 “Social Protest/Affirmation” by analyzing its history, providing comparisons, and additional information that will further amplify why this piece should be included. LACMA is a very organized museum with 9 different buildings,…

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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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    Tim Burton, a famous director of many movies, was influenced by Roald Dahl, Edgar Allen Poe, Vincent Price, Dr.Seuss, Grimms’ Fairy Tales, and Disney. Tim Burton’s influences have shaped and molded his unique style; Burton uses various cinematic techniques to create a dark and suspenseful mood while also maintaining a childlike innocence. Burton also doesn't hold back on using his imagination in his films; you can see his films tend to lean toward fantasy and fiction rather than being realistic.…

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    animation, which didn’t work out very well in the end. He didn't enjoy his original job as a apprentice animator, and when they moved him the designing the original characters for new movie, Disney didn’t like the result. The general unhappiness caused Tim Burton to start his own projects. These movie he created, some of which include Charlie and Chocolate factory, Edward scissorhands, and Corpse Bride, were fully his own ideas, and these went over much better with critics and moviegoers. In his…

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