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    Movies have been made over the years that have sparked public outcry for being too racist or portraying a certain ethnicity in a poor light. Some would say that the movies are strictly for entertainment and that racism is truly not felt in the films. Two films that have sparked a great deal of public outcry would be Birth of a Nation, which was filmed in 1915. A more surprising film that has upset some people would be Gone with the Wind, which was filmed in 1939. Many people would not assume Gone with the Wind has a film that has portrayed African Americans in a poor light, but it has. On the other hand, Birth of a Nation was truly a film that stereotyped African Americans. Birth of a Nation when released caused riots in many cities and was…

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    Our world today has become arrogant, sensitive, and critical. Books are being banned in result of the sensitivity of our nation, including the novel Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. The novel takes place in the south during the Civil War era and follows a young woman’s romantic life and her survival through the war. She pursues the love of her life while in doing so must fight for her survival in the war plagued south. Despite the immense amounts of history in the novel, some believe the…

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    1. Summary: The film Gone with the Wind starts before the outbreak of the American Civil War, Scarlett lives at Tara with her parents and two sisters. She finds out Ashley, the man she loves, is engaged to Melanie. She decides to reveal her feeling to him in private, but he rejects her by pointing out their incompatibility. To her surprise, there is a third person present, Rhett Butler, who have heard all the conversation between them and her confession to him. Scarlett is irritated and starts…

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    It is extremely rare for someone to just write one book and be famous and important in the literary world. The author Mitchell Margret of Gone with the Wind did it, However. Since 1936, this book had been published, it has been translated into 29 different kinds of languages, and remains the most popular novel until today and has great impact on people. ( http://baike.haosou.com/doc/2611564-7572390.html ) This story contains many aspects of life: about attitudes, choices, relationship between…

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    Many people argue that love for family, a lover, or a career propels individuals forward in life by giving them a reason to succeed. However, this love may cause some people to become so obsessed that they lose sight of what transpires as truly important to them in life. Different types of love, such as romantic, family, and career, blind people from seeing clearly in life, and being able to obtain their goals and true purpose. Love for significant others acts as one of the most powerful forces…

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    morning was warm hotter than usual actually an awkward silence existed in the house, not a breath could be heard… just silence. I proceeded with my daily routine walked into the bathroom and brushed my teeth with every second passing was a moment in my mind that reminded me of reality and how life can give and take from you in a matter of seconds. There was a pleasant aroma that could be smelled miles away or so I thought. My mother had gotten up early to cook us up some breakfast. I hurried to…

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    Swallowing his fear, he turned the knob… ______________________________________________________________ Sam watched as his parents were taken away. “Where are they going,” his sister, Savannah , asked. “They’re going on vacation,” Sam replied. “Will they come back?” Sam paused, wondering if they would. After that incident at the house, he didn't think they could. Finally, he said, “I don’t know.” A few months passed with Sam and Savannah surviving on their own. Sam having…

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    am dead, but not dead nor fully alive just stuck in the traumatic whirlwind of life that was close to death.. I want to wake up, from this terrible life filled with anxiety, anguish and suffering. I look out the window to hear the birds chirping. The immaculate birds are vultures looking for the vulnerable, and that window is not open flowing in fresh air of health and healing. Instead it is a window barred up so the mentally ill don't hop out of it to take them out of this suffering state. Now…

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    Symbolism in A Long Way Gone: Memoir of a Boy Soldier Malcom X once said: “Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression” (izquotes) Freedom is fundamental to the growth of humanity. In A Long Way Gone: Memoir of a Boy Soldier, author Ishmael Beah examines the concept of freedom and oppression through illustrating his encounters as a child soldier during the Sierra Leone civil war in the 1990s. The dark influences of war strips Beah of his childhood…

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    Gone Baby Gone During the film Gone Baby Gone directed by Ben Affleck there are many issues which arise. The issues are generated around the ideas of protect children in lower income areas. These children grow up around druggies, career criminals, and irresponsible parents. These areas are created due to the way most cities are laid out with some sort of ghetto or lower class neighborhood surrounded by richer suburbs. With rampant drug use, and people willing to do anything for a quick buck,…

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