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  • The Shawshank Redemption: A Short Story

    Imagine waking up every day at 5AM and getting dressed just to be confined to a small 5X5 cell for 90% of your day. Picture yourself not being entitled to any privileges or an opinion about anything, and the single element that serves as your identity is a 10-digit number. Now visualize drudging ten to twelve hours each day, with a warden and multiple guards browbeating you; cracking the proverbial whip for no apparent reason. Doesn 't sound too inviting, does it? Well, for the past several…

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  • Criticism Of The Narrator In Raymond Carver's Cathedral

    In the short story, “Cathedral”¸ written by Raymond Carver, the narrator is a middle-aged man who is very judgmental towards a blind man, however, as the story develops, the reader comes to the realization that “[The blind man] sees how to get along with others... by contrast, the narrator, although sighted, does not see how his isolation damages himself, his wife, and their relationship (Bloom, 47).” This story has a biased view towards the blind man because it is told in the first person view…

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  • R & B Breakup Song, End Of The Road

    Introduction R&B break-up songs have captured the audience’s attention since they have been around. These breakup songs have been able to captive and grasp the attention of their audience. Burn by Usher, End of The Road by Boyz II Men, and Anytime by Brian McKnight are examples of the sub-genre R&B breakup songs. Does the song End of the Road successfully fulfill the characteristics of this genre effectively compared to the two other songs provided? Artifacts Burn – Usher Burn is a breakup…

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  • Gender Stratification In Avatar

    The feature film Avatar, is an animated film that was written and directed by the illustrious Canadian writer, director, and producer James Cameron. The film was released December 18, 2009. After moving to the U.S in 1971 Cameron decided to attend the University of California where he majored in physics, after graduating he decided to pursue his passion in screenwriting. Some of his best work includes directing groundbreaking and iconic films such as The Terminator movies and Titanic, which of…

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  • The Shawshank Redemption

    The Shawshank Redemption, widely considered one of the greatest movies of all time, is a film released in 1994 that was based on a short novella written by Stephen King in 1982. The screenplay, written and directed by Frank Darabont, is a period piece, set in the 1940’s, based on a friendship between two cons serving life sentences for murder, in Shawshank State Penitentiary. Andy Dufresne, played by actor Tim Robbins, is a banker who has been convicted of killing his unfaithful wife and her…

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  • Social Order In Shawshank Redemption

    The movie, Shawshank Redemption, was set in 1947 and later. In the movie you follow the main character, Andy Dufresne, through his journey at Shawshank Prison. Andy arrives at Shawshank in 1947 because he was accused of murdering his wife and her lover. Andy said he was telling the truth and nobody believed him. He was sentence to jail for two lifetime, one for each person he killed. At Shawshank, Andy meets a man who can get things named Red, as the inmates call him. Red helps Andy get use to…

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  • The Trouble With The Curve Analysis

    While indulging in a binge watching weekend I spotted one of my all-time favorite films. Recently placed on Amazon prime Trouble with the Curve starring Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams. There are so many reasons why I love this movie. First and foremost it is the romance aspect, being that I am truly a romantic at heart, I can never pass up a romantic comedy. The second reason is that it’s a movie about baseball. I love a good baseball game and how could I pass up a baseball movie with some good…

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  • Essential Questions: The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

    The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Essential Questions: How does having a belief (in something or someone) help us to conquer fear and keep hope alive? Answer: having a belief in someone help us conquer fear because it leads to a greater hope in the future. Throughout the movie, Andy establishes a close relationship with Red and before Andy left, he told Red that to find a rock in a location in the middle of nowhere to find Andy in Mexico. When Red was released, he had the hope to find andy and…

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  • American Dream More Like A Nightmare Analysis

    Dream? More Like a Nightmare. Bernie Sanders once said “For many, the American dream has become a nightmare”. The past notions that America is country in which people have freedom and the ability to better their lives has died within the last several decades. However, some are still under the belief that the dream lives. This has done nothing but make their lives and the lives of their dependents worse as their identity has become convoluted. The fact the American Dream is nothing but a…

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  • John Updike Thesis Statement

    John Updike Did you know that John Updike wrote a 70 page mystery story when he was only 14 years old? He said that he wanted to be recognized while he was still living. This is why he worked so hard to get published at an early age. There are many other reasons why they should keep his place in the literary canon for today and future generations. One of the reasons he should be remembered is that he was talented in ¬¬multiple fields. Also, he was known as a universal writer. John Updike should…

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