Evan Schwartz

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  • The Farnsworth Invention

    Plays present a unique approach to story telling over typical novels. The little things, like the use of stage directions can dramatically alter the interoperation when reading a play. This gives the author a lot of power to tell a great story and have control over its interpretation. One of my favorite examples of a well written play is “The Farnsworth Invention” by Aaron Sorkin. This play is a fiction interpretation of the battle of inventing television. You have boy genius Philo Farnsworth competing against business mogul David Sarnoff. The story is a race to determine who really invented television. By straying away from historical accuracy, and by utilizing the story telling methods of a play, Sorkin tells a story with two extreme sides that lets the audience decide right from wrong; or in the context of television, light from darkness. Typical theater and most play writers go against breaking there fourth wall. This is where the actors directly talk to the audience. Most people believe this is wrong. Think of movies, the actors never talk directly to the viewer like they do in commercials. Plays can get away with this though. In the case of The Farnsworth Invention, it transforms the story and pulls the audience into the story. The conflict of the story makes the reader pick a side. There is no good or bad side necessarily. The reader is supposed to determine which character they feel is right. In Sorkin’s writing, he frequently breaks there fourth wall with the two…

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  • Society And Culture In Mitch Albom's Tuesdays With Morrie

    (pp. 1-40) After reading the first forty pages in Tuesdays with Morrie, I feel that I have obtained a decent character overview of Mitch Albom and Morrie Schwartz. What I have learned so far in this book is that time can change a person. Mitch Albom was once a joyous young student, who was great friends with his dear professor, Morrie. But time changed Mitch. Experiences shaped Mitch to be a much different person; almost unrecognizable to the young man he was in college. When Mitch wrote…

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  • 'The Lesson' By Toni Cade Bambara's Allegory Of The Cave?

    North the same time and to the same apartment” (Bambara). Despite living in a poverty-ridden neighborhood, Sylvia does not believe that she does because she has no basis of comparison or knowledge otherwise. Sylvia was “ready to speak” when Miss Moore insists “[they] are all poor and live in the slums” (Bambara). Sylvia is disillusioned with the perception that the rest of the world is just like Harlem. Like the prisoners, the children receive the opportunity to escape from their cave. Miss…

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  • Police Procedural Analysis

    This assignment will discuss how victims are placed at the centre of attention in police procedurals, and the theories used to assist these shows in helping them to put emphasis on the victims being the most important after a crime has taken place. A police procedural is a subgenre of detective fiction which attempts to convincingly illustrate the activities of a police force as they investigate crime. Over the years these procedurals have become more prominent and the most watched shows on TV,…

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  • Three Types Of Power

    SignPost: Next, I’ll be talking about the Laissez-faire Leadership 5. Laissez-faire Leadership: A style in which the designated leader gives up his or her formal role, transforming the group into a loose collection of individuals. An example of Laissez-faire Leadership, is when the designated leader, Seth, gives up his role as a friend, and leaves Evan at a party to risk stealing alcohol from the house owner, causing a chain reaction that shows the two members in the group splitting up, and…

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  • Fantastic Four Analysis

    Contrast between Fantastic Four of 2005 and the Fantastic Four of 2015 “In American films, the first science fiction craze came in the 50 's, fueled by cold war paranoia, and produced a wave of movies about space exploration, alien invaders and giant, radiation-infected insects.”(Moss) Science fictions is a type of American genre that discuss human relationship with science and technology. It is created to introduce science and technology to the audience as a form of entertainment. Fantastic…

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  • Ted Hugh Evans

    Ted Talks Write-Up # 2 I. Name and background of presenter (Approximately ½ of a single-spaced page). Hugh Evans was the presenter. Evans is the Founder and CEO of the Global Poverty Project. When he was very young Evans spent time in the Philippines living among people that lived in filth and severe poverty. He said that when he was younger, he asked a lot of questions, most of them were “Why” questions. As he sat amongst the filth and poverty with the friends he met while on his travels, he…

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  • Tuesdays With Morrie Analysis

    “Once you learn to die, you learn how to live.”(Albom 82) This important quote is from Morrie Schwartz in Mitch Albom’s book Tuesdays with Morrie. This is a quote that many people don't think about, but Morrie thinks this because when you are dying one want to do all the things one wanted to do in their life. In the book Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom reunites with his old college professor, Morrie, who is dying from the disease ALS. Morrie does not have much time left in his life, but he…

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  • Tuesdays With Morrie Theme Essay

    Tuesdays With Morrie: Themes In Tuesdays With Morrie, by Mitch Albom, Morrie uses several aphorisms to teach Mitch about life. In the memoir, life lessons taught by Morrie are learned on Tuesdays, leading up to his death. Morrie, a professor of sociology, suffers from ALS, in which he learns the true values of life. He learns the importance of love, family, and where a person’s values are placed. Morrie talks about a different topic on each of the Tuesdays over a span of fourteen weeks. He…

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  • Toni Cade Bambara The Lesson Character Analysis

    elderly woman, who tries to teach kids give real world lessons because “Parents, who live in poverty stricken neighborhoods, are not always the best role models” Instead of learning, Sylvia makes fun of Miss Moore. “And she was always planning these boring-ass things for us to do” . Sylvia is clearly not serious about learning and thinks Miss Moore as her enemy. These are the reason why I think Sylvia is narrow-minded at the beginning of the story. However, she goes to FAO Schwartz, where her…

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