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    Forget everything you thought you believed about your hero. Written in 1962, Daniel Boorstin’s, From Hero to Celebrity: The Human Pseudo- Event, a classic piece of cultural criticism, comments on the rise of celebrity and the unfailing decline of the hero. Traditional heroes are believed to have reached their status because they achieved greatness or great accomplishments in their own life times. Boorstin argues that unlike the celebrity, famous people were heroic, “admire for his courage, nobility, or exploits” (46). But, in an intriguing section of his text, Boorstin suggests that with scrutinization, greatness can posthumously be taken back. With further thought, it’s clear that Boorstin introduces this tension to argue humans alone cannot attain greatness. Heroes are not people that represent ideals, but ideals in the form of people. Our heroes are embodiments of time periods, attitudes or ideals. Morality and values can not be encompassed in one person, as every person is flawed and temporary. Also, the death of the hero has promoted the rise of the new, morally-neutral, celebrity. Daniel Boorstin expresses his ideas through his writing style. His arguments are advanced by his choices of words. Boorstin writes, “Under the hot glare of psychology and sociology the heroes’ heroic qualities have been dissolved into a blur of environmental influences and internal maladjustments” (52). His phrasing of “under the hot glare” dramatizes the decline of the hero and suggests…

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    In the Unlikely Event of a Water landing Tragedies such as murder and rape are thought to be horrendous crimes; acts so violent and malicious that the perpetrators must spend their lives in prison to pay their dues, but these crimes occur so often they rarely make headlines anymore. Every once in a while a big “story” will hit the news and the masses will cry out in outrage but even then the outrage dies down and the victims are forgotten. Many times there are witnesses to these crimes that do…

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    difficulties forming connections through his eccentric writing style. Cummings, often referred to as e.e. cummings, lived in a Unitarian family in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Born on October 14th, 1894 (CUMMINGS, E(dward) E(stlin) 1894-1962), Cummings grew up with his two parents and sister, Elizabeth. As a child, his stay at home mother allowed him to express his creativity through multiple medias of art. His father lectured at Harvard University and later went on to become a prevalent Unitarian…

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    throughout Cambridge, Massachusetts for working in the Emersonian style of romantic transcendentalism, Edward Estlin Cummings, recognized as E.E Cummings, was born on October 14, 1894. He presented romantic literature in experimental versus to create a distinct personal style. Who wrote moving poetries that were influenced by the transcendentalist movement E(dward) E(stalin) Cummings. During Cummings childhood, he was raised being taught by great family friends such as philosophers like…

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    This map is officially titled “Moore-McCormack Lines Pictorial Map of South America,” It was painter by Ernest Dudley Chase in 1942 and Published by Rand McNally in Chicago. Ernest Dudley Chase, a graphic artist, lived from 1878 to 1966 and was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. From there he attended the Lowell Textile School and later the Vesper George Art School of Boston. When he was around 22 years old, Chase joined the Butterfield Printing Company and in 1906 switched to the W. T. Sheehan…

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    with a wrench. Will stays secluded in his life only surrounded by a close circle of friends, from the same neighborhood of poor Irish-American boys he grew up with in South Boston, Mass. He is fiercely protective of his three best friends Morgan, Chuckie and Billy. They spend their time together not productively but pass the time, drinking getting into fights and occasionally getting arrested for their bad behavior. In an example of his strong protective nature towards his friends it brings up a…

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    be geared toward more of an educated audience, educated in music perhaps. Barret writes “storying is a uniquely human phenomenon and one that is deeply implicated in the ways in which we develop our self and identity (405).” Appealing to Pathos through this use of diction, she makes the reader read this as if it were solid fact. She uses this tactic throughout the piece. Ethos comes into play with the citing of many credited sources and this makes the audience confident that what they read is…

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    room of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, hoping to learn the secrets of the good life. The project is one of the longest-running—and probably the most exhaustive—longitudinal studies of mental and physical well-being in history. Begun in 1937 as a study of healthy, well-adjusted Harvard sophomores (all male), it has followed its subjects for more than 70 years. Interviews: Ben Bradlee: "I Haven't Been Unhappy in My Life" The famed editor reflects on his education, career, and…

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    The Reflection Of Music

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    The main character was largely a protagonist. A large portion of the play was about a breakup, entering Harvard University and finding new love again. But just through the view of her eyes, and experiences. As the poem goes on the audience feels as though each of her decisions she made herself and not because of her ex- boyfriend. Which shows that the musical revolved around her and no one else that much. An example of this is when the main character, she is walking and blowing boys kisses as…

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    Psychologist such as Lev Vygotsky and Jean Piaget have shown how humans learn and develop throughout the life span (Berger, 2014). A lot of cognitive developmental theories, however, seem to put much focus and emphasis on the early years of life, such as childhood, and then decline on the amount of analysis and information in later life stages such as emerging adulthood and adulthood. Around emerging adulthood when going to college is a valid choice, does any cognitive development happens due to…

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