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  • The Romantic Comedy Genre In It Happened One Night

    later, when the modernist period began, along with less strict censorship and blossoming feminist movements, women are depicted as much more capable and independent while still desiring love, as demonstrated in Love with the Proper Stranger (1963). Although It Happened One Night and Love with the Proper Stranger both uphold the classical constituents of the genre in that both films follow the journeys of unlikely heterosexual pairings as they fall in love and eventually get married, It Happened One Night depicts women in a much more subordinate, one-dimensional manner while Love with the Proper Stranger somewhat strays from classical myths by acknowledging and exploring the complexity of gender roles. It Happened One Night, directed by Frank Capra, follows the experiences of wealthy heiress Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) as she runs away from home and falls in love with a struggling newspaper reporter, Peter Warne (Clark Gable), who takes care of her on her journey away from home. As the genre’s conventions dictate, the relationship between the male protagonist and the female protagonist progresses from Peter and Ellie bickering, which leads to Peter calling Ellie an ungrateful brat, to “resolving the couple’s conflicts and concluding with their union” (Greene, 241). The film focuses on the transition from Ellie and Peter’s initial quarrels to their budding friendship and romance without any sexual relationship. According to Jane M. Greene, a film professor at Denison…

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  • Executive Order 9182 Analysis

    global war” The World War II became the biggest propaganda period for the cinematic industry of the United States. Best of the Hollywood propaganda films were produced to contribute to the nation’s morale. The war years saw record attendance in theaters, despite a large federal tax increase on the admissions, which added a big portion of money to help to finance the war effort. Propaganda documentaries played an enormous role in shaping American public opinion during World War II. Hollywood…

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  • Documentary Analysis: King Corn

    King Corn is an eye-opening documentary that highlights the huge role that corn plays in American society. The film was produced in 2007 by college friends Aaron Woolf, Ian Cheney, and Curtis Ellis, who together moved from their familiar urban city to an Iowa farm. The film follows Cheney and Ellis as they rent a one-acre plot of farmland and plant their own crop of field corn. The documentary serves to demonstrate the American food industry’s reliance on corn and how corn has come to be in…

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  • Argumentative Speech On Music Therapy

    “Music has power – especially for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.” (AFA Website 2016). Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible neurodegenerative condition (that deteriorates significantly over time) of a patient’s memory and daily bodily functions. Since humans are living longer and our older population is increasingly getting larger there are more and more people suffering from Alzheimer’s than ever before. There are currently over 5.4 million Americans suffering…

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  • The Impact Of Charlemagne On Christianity In The Carolingian Period

    After he would conquer a region, he would require the defeated Saxons to convert to Christianity, and be baptised. When the war finally ended, the terms Charlemagne laid out for and accepted by the Saxons included, “...namely that they would reject the worship of demons, abandon their ancestral [pagan] rites, take up the Christian faith and the sacraments of religion, and unite with the Franks in order to form a single…

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  • Amy Winehouse's Concert Report

    The concert that I will be critiquing is the late Amy Winehouse, Live at Shepherds Bush Empire in London, England. On May 29th 2007, solo artist, Amy Winehouse performed along with her backing band, a soul group called The Dap-Kings. I chose to view this concert because Amy is my all-time favorite jazz/ soul singer. Amy performed songs from her masterpiece album "Back To Black" and a few songs from her debut album, "Frank". The Dap-Kings, male only band, consists of Dale Davis on the bass, Zalon…

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  • Charlemagne Dbq Analysis

    Charlemagne reformed Europe for the better. He was a real force in the European empire; his people idolized him during his reign. He really innovated the empire. Charlemagne united the Germanic tribes because he forced them to convert to Christian (R) (P), he had a good relationship with foreign dignitaries (P). Finally, he created a one rule set.(P) (S) Charlemagne forced the Avars to accept Baptism. For example the document shows,”Charlemagne's armies would force the Avars to accept…

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  • Analysis Of Alfred In G. K. Chesterton's The Ballad Of The White Horse

    Alfred the Great, the famous Saxon King during the late 800s is the main character in G.K. Chesterton’s The Ballad of the White Horse. History tells us that Alfred is the one responsible for protecting England’s Christian religion from Danish pagans in England. Alfred lost much of his authoritative power as a result of the successful attacks from Danish tribes. Reacting quickly, Alfred constructs an army by asking three of his closest friends, better known as chiefs, to each assemble an…

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  • Charlemagne: The Father Of Medieval Europe

    Charlemagne is considered as “the father of Europe.” During the years that Charlemagne ruled, he made many contributions for the future of medieval Europe. “Charlemagne was a determined and decisive man, intelligent and inquisitive. A fierce warrior, he was also a wise patron of learning and a resolute statesman.” (Spielvogel 215). Although Charlemagne corrupted the system of government to where we would maintain power, Charlemagne made many contributions for the success of medieval Europe. The…

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  • Animal Farm Essay: Is Lying Ever Okay?

    Research for Reason #2 (at least 2 sources) The Diary of Anne Frank- Anne Frank and her family are Jews in the 40’s hiding from the Nazis in fear of being taken to a concentration camp. They end up hiding in a part of her father’s office called the Annex, and others must lie saying there are no Jews living there in order to spare the Franks’ lives. This article discusses why lying can be beneficial in a hostage situation, as…

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