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    Two characters rise, and two characters fall. After Jack, one of the main characters in Terry Gilliam’s The Fisher King, achieves high status and fame through his deliberate offensive, arrogant opinions on a radio talk show, he accidentally provokes one of his avid callers to kill a group of wealthy people in a bar. After he realizes that this action was caused by him, Jack begins the ultimate downfall that his character must go through to achieve forgiveness from those around him and within himself. Through a fragmented view of the life of Charles Foster Kane, the main character in Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane, four different characters reflect on the life and legacy of Kane. After Kane is sent away to live with Thatcher, his new guardian and…

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    After the mockery of King Arthur’s court when the Green Knight notes, “Where is now your arrogance and your awesome deeds, your valor and your victories and your vaunting words,” (lines 311-312) one of the many knights in attendance is obligated to come forward to keep their pride and to save the name of King Arthur’s court. Following this encounter, Sir Gawain steps up to fight the Green Knight, which allowed King Arthur to not have to fight the Green Knight. The code of chivalry helps explain…

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    Mental illness is in a lot of the movies I have watched, to narrow down the interpretations is a challenge. Movies depict mental illness as a drama in most ways, it is painful, dark, and sad. Mental illness is hard to predict and a challenge to heal, in most ways mental illness starts from a bad childhood experience or a bad experience in general. The movies that I remember most are The Fisher King, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Prince of Tides, Awakenings, Clockwork Orange, and Leaving Las…

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    The four main characters in The Fisher King all seemingly struggle with their own moral compass. Jack has lived with his inflated ego for so long he’s lost sense of what effect his snarky comments have on people as a radio host but when he sees that he may have been the cause of a massacre, he fills with guilt and eventually decides to help Perry in his quest to find the Holy Grail. In contrast, Perry often goes out of his way to help others in need. Although Perry is at poor social standing and…

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    Men in powerful positions, a personal journey marked by trial, and the consequences that follow abusing privileges are all elements found in both The Fisher King and Citizen Kane. The Fisher King follows the story of radio personality Jack and his struggle to rise above his superior attitude, while Citizen Kane takes viewers through Charles Foster Kane’s ultimate downfall in his quest for power. Although many years and two distinct casts separate the two films, both films share similar…

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    inspiration and confidence of the bat boy that Roy would succeed, his new bat, “Savory Special” enabled him to recover from him fear and win the pennant for the Knights. In the novel, Bernard Malamud, based the series of events off the arthurian legends. The main character, Roy Hobbs is characterized as Sir Percival. His baseball bat named, Wonderboy, represents King Arthur’s sword, Excalibur. The team, The New York Knights, symbolizes the Knights of the round table as well as the coach, Pop…

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    generosity in victory, piety, and courtesy to women”(Hirsch). The story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is surrounded by hundreds of different tales telling of the various attributes of a number of different Knights, including the King himself. One element that is present in every tale told of these knights is chivalry. King Arthur demanded of his knights that they follow the code of chivalry while on their adventures. His Knights of the Round Table did so proudly as they…

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    Antwone Fisher is a 25-year-old African American man. Furthermore, Antwone Fisher’s marital status is listed as single and looks to be struggling with anxiety and the inability to get close to people. In addition, throughout the movie we found out that Antwone Fisher first started living in foster care in Cleveland, Ohio, homeless and essentially later on joined the Navy. Before joining the Navy, Antwone was able to graduate from high school despite his haunting past. Firstly, in this movie…

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    Autocorrelation is not expected to be an issue with the model, given that the it is not using time series data, and it can therefore be assumed that there is no autocorrelation present in the model. To make sure that there is no perfect collinearity present in the model, it is recommended to run a collinearity test of the model (see: Exhibit 1.1). If a variable generate a VIF (Variance Inflation Factors) value above 10.0, the model might have a collinearity problem and attempts to correct the…

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    In Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton point out that when negotiating, people have an inclination toward positional bargaining. When using this method in negotiations, people argue from their respective positions in favor of their desired outcomes, and the authors suggest that this method does little to reach ideal solutions, is inefficient, and puts relationships at risk. Throughout the book, they provide instructions for using the method they term “Principled…

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