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    Persuasive Plastic Surgery

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    you or make you popular” (2). Teen girls have gotten to the point that they think that if they go under the knife all of their physical flaws are taken care of. However, the emotional vibe telling the individual they were not beautiful will still be there. Not only teen girls, but females in general go under the knife thinking that they will come out looking picture perfect. It is often that the individual does not even know the cost of the procedure they are about to have. They will eventually realize beauty is much more than spending hundreds of dollars on a person they want to be. Instead, they just need to learn how to accept themselves for who they really are. To add, cosmetic procedures did not help Heidi Montag, in fact, it ruined her career as she mentioned. Montag…

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    In Timothy D. O’Brien’s criticism of Ernest Hemmingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants,” he concentrates mainly on how allusion and word play contribute to the central conflict of the short story. The story mainly consists of the dialogue between the American and Jig. The choice of the nickname Jig, along with the repetition of certain words such as “know” and “fine” stood out to me while reading the story. In addition to the word choice, the train never comes at the end of the story, leaving it…

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    Montag feels hopeless about understanding the books even though he has read through each one multiple times. He doesn't know how to read between the lines and tell what emotions the author is trying to portray. The sieve has mesh around the entire circumference of the utensil and cannot be used to hold substances. The sand will never be filled and the boy will never receive his dime. A sieve is a kitchen is a kitchen device used to strain foods. This object allows for the separation of…

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    Montag is the protagonist/anti-hero who rebels against society 's regulations concerning books. Captain Beatty is Montag’s boss who secretly knew of Montag’s illegal actions all along. Both men are rather similar. They both are firefighters who are intelligent and they both have had an interest in books. However, their perspective is very different. Beatty once had an interest in books but “gave them up”. (Who is Guy’s foil in Fahrenheit 451? enotes) Montag’s interest in books has just begun.…

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    Bradbury uses this dystopian society that is absolutely insane to show how important it is to really believe in something and to stand up for it. In the story, many people are content to be totally oblivious to what goes on in the world, and are unaware that their lives will stand for nothing, but others are willing to lose their lives for books. I think it is a fantastic way to promote making your life matter, and that Bradbury did something extraordinary when he wrote this book. Bradbury’s…

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    everyone docile and fearful to oppose their regime. If everyone is docile and scared to oppose them, the people in power will be able to enact whatever laws they want, no matter how ludicrous the law may be. They have already passed laws that prohibit owning books, walking around, and driving under fifty-five miles per hour. Everyone obeys these laws because they fear the mechanical hound will come after them and inject with morphine. They also pump fear into people by televising events where…

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    Jean Baudrillard The Hyper-realism of Simulation In Baudrillard's essay “The Hyper-realism of Simulation (originally published in 1976), He stresses that the use of media, signs, and symbols has overloaded our culture to the point that “reality itself, as something separable from signs of it …vanished in the information-saturated, media-dominated contemporary world” (J.Baudrillard, 2006). Mass Media i.e television, photography, and advertising have shaped and our human interaction and…

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    The Faintest Breath of Strawberries Guy Montag, a firefighter, lives in an isolated and lonely society where books have become outlawed by government fearing people. Taking place in a dystopian society, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, describes the duty of firefighters to burn any books on sight and send the offender to an insane asylum. Using imagery and symbolism, Bradbury helps the reader understand the characters of Clarisse and Mildred. When Montag first saw Clarisse he was struck by “her…

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    The Ugly American Analysis

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    The Ugly American The Ugly American was a political novel written by Eugene Burdick and William Lederer, depicted through different vignettes, how our inability to understand our operational environment, failing to assimilate into another culture along with an inflated sense of superiority can be disastrous to diplomacy abroad. The book really showed how an individual can impact the impression of a culture and a nation on to another country by their ability or inability to integrate themselves…

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    Ray Bradbury and John Updike, published literary works during these tough times. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, is a novel about a dystopian society where the government prohibits the public the access to books. The society’s “fireman” are employed to go around and burn books and the homes of people who possess them. Montag, the main character of the novel, happens to be a fireman. The novel takes the reader along Montag’s journey to rebellion. “A&P”, by John Updike, is a short story about a…

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