Fast Times at Ridgemont High

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  • Dude Scott Fabius Kiesling Analysis

    He draws the parallels between the rise of ‘dude’ in 1980s and an increased production of films which targeted young audience. Such films (Fast Times at Ridgemont Hill 1982, Bill and Ted’s Exellent Adventure 1989, Clerk 1994, and Dude, Where’s My Car? 2000) all included the protagonists who were unconventional, who went against established rules and authorities and overwhelmingly liked to use ‘dude’ in their speech. Kiesling focused on Fast Times at Ridgemont Hill (1982) and its main character Spicoli who, as Kiesling argues, was a “linguistic icon” glorified and admired by youngsters, who eventually picked up his…

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  • Essay On Gender Differences In Sports

    Professional sports specifically strains gender differences and I believe these tensions and gender gaps start in high school. In this paper I will discuss the similarities and differences between males and females at my high school; while considering rules, practices, performances, authorities, attitudes, opportunities and reception. Also, I will note age, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, and influence on the formation of gender identities. While gender roles have changed over time, both…

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  • Dude By Scott F. Kiesling Analysis

    Kiesling claims that the definition and the use of the word dude has changed over time and has different historical meanings depending on the era. The historical definitions are as follows: Dude went from being a scarecrow, someone that was dressed in rags in the early years, and then meant dandy, which is someone who is well dressed. Then in the 1930-40’s definition of the word dude completely flip=flopped and the marked form of dude went on to mean cool and to show solidarity. However Keisling…

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  • Analysis Of The Controversy Over Marijuana

    Tax Act imposed a high tax on people buying marijuana, making it immediately inaccessible to average consumers, but still enabling its access to others who could afford it. It was not until 1970, when the Controlled Substances Act placed all illicit and prescription drugs into five schedules. Marijuana was classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which meant that it was considered to have high potential for abuse and no medical value. In 1986, under the Reagan administration, there was a war declared…

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