Glenn Hughes

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  • Humor In The Breakfast Club

    form of the human species.”-John Hughes. The films of the late John Hughes culminated the influence of a generation in comedy, while marking an advent of cinematic ingenuity during the 1980’s. Selling jokes and working in the offices of National Lampoon Magazine, Hughes arrived on-screen in his early 30’s. Ushering in a series of teen hits such as, Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), and Pretty in Pink (1986), Hughes established himself as a…

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  • Summary Of Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston

    and Sullivan group. Soon after this episode, Hurston enrolled into Howard University and later transferred to Barnard College to graduate from there in 1928. A major part of her life was when she contributed to the Harlem Renaissance with Langston Hughes. The Harlem Renaissance flourished and was dominated by social realism that brought cultural openness.…

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  • Women In The 1980s

    males. However, as movies consolidated as a highly profitable business, film producers sought to expand their audience. Because of this, coming-of-age movies that explored teenagers’ issues were particularly popular. Screenwriter and director John Hughes produced numerous films, including Weird Science (1985), The Breakfast Club (1985), and Pretty in Pink (1986), among others. The films’ success is credited with presenting teenagers as relatable protagonists, instead of mere background…

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  • Aunt Jennifer's Tigers Essay

    drienne Rich (1929-2012) was by many regarded as the voice of her generation. Her work was often political, and her poetry explored themes such as change, feminism and sex. In the earlier years, having a family, she often wrote her poems in between chores. Perhaps it was her traditional lifestyle gave her work a “neat and orderly” (Rich, as cited in Mays 912) tint. “Aunt Jennifer's tigers” was published at the mere age of 21. As times changed, so did her poetry, growing more social and political…

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  • Daurys Gomez Role Model

    Daurys Gomez, a future entrepreneur with a thriving clothing brand. Born in Orange, New Jersey Gomez is coming from a Dominican background. The way you go grow up may affect how you carry yourself through your life. Gomez states, “ Life was pretty easy compared to now to be honest. Growing up it was more like, in a kids perspective, it was really fun because I was around friends and although the area wasn't the best when it comes to safety, we made the best of it.” Safety was a problem growing…

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  • Documentary Analysis: The House I Live In

    “The most important problem in America is drug abuse.”- Richard Nixon The House I Live In is an eye-opening documentary that informs people of what the war on drugs truly is. The black community has been the initial target of the war on drugs (drugs and drug abuse). This is something that is very hard for me to understand because the white community are the ones who brought the drugs over in the first place, and minorities are made to suffer. Also, higher powers put so much focus on people, that…

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  • Economic Prosperity In The 1920's

    over a million African-Americans. In Harlem African-Americans found a cultural center of their own, from which they could re-define the degrading nature of the Negro identity with strives in literature, music, and poetry. Artists like poet Langston Hughes fought to destroy the stereotype that African-Americans were lazy and stupid, musician Duke Ellington helped cultivate the nation’s very first musical export, jazz. Tuned into the jazz craze was the Flapper Movement, during which women…

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  • Mother To Son Langston Hughes Analysis

    Africans didn't speak up about this, but some did. From reading 'mother to son' written by Langston Hughes we can make an assumption that the poem is about a mother who is telling her son to stay strong and preserving in the life of adversity. Being in America during the times of segregation was really hard for African Americans, and it's something we don't understand. But from reading a Langston Hughes poem we can get an idea of how it was like for them. From reading the poem we can tell…

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  • Summary Of Langston Hughes The Negro Speaks Of Rivers

    Langston Hughes was an African American writer born in the early 20th century. He became a well-known and important author by discussing themes concerning race and politics from a young age in various genres, for example poetry. In a varying degree of colloquial language and a jazz inspired rhythm, Hughes conveyed his messages to his audience through a lifetime long career of writing that began around the time he published the poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” which in this essay will be…

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  • What Is The Theme Of Sympathy By Paul Laurence Dunbar

    As a result of the multitudes of eye-opening written works describing the African American plight, modern day society has become more progressive and determined to fight for racial equality. By recounting the persecution of African Americans, the poem “Sympathy” by Paul Laurence Dunbar and Maya Angelou’s autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” contribute to the quest for equal rights. Moreover, these pieces of literature share a central idea as they both focus on the African American…

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