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    Defour Film Analysis

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    Detour Detour is a 1945 film noir directed by Edgar G. Ulmer starring Tom Neal and Ann Savage. The film starts off by a piano player Al Roberts drinking coffee at a diner while hitchhiking east from California and song plays on the jukebox which reminds him of his former life in New York City. In the flashback, we learn that Al was bitter about his talent going to waste in a cheap nightclub and so was his girlfriend, so she decided to seek fame in Hollywood, leaving him behind. Later, he decides that he cannot live without her and wants to marry her, leading him to hitchhike his way across the country. In Arizona, Al hitchhikes on a ride from Charles Haskell who is going all the way to Los Angeles to place a bet on a horse, and during this ride he asks Al to pass him pills many times. At night, Al is driving while Haskell is asleep and it starts to rain, so Al tries to wake him up but is unable to. Al then opens the passenger door and Haskell falls out, hitting his head on a rock, and then Al realizes that he is dead. Out of fear that he police will believe that he killed him, he drags out the dead body from the road, steals his clothes, money, ID, and car…

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    As crime rates continue to grow, there is one crime many parents fear. Their child being kidnapped and never found. Kidnaped is someone taking you away by force. The chances of you being kidnapped is higher in a populated urban area than in a countryside. For example, in today’s culture, movies and television series displays many kidnaping. The most famous kidnaping movie is titled “Taken”. In Taken, the daughter of Bryan Mills was abducted from a hotel in later found in London. Bryan Mills had…

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    In “Car Crash While Hitchhiking” by Denis Johnson, I have viewed the narrator as a visionary. A visionary is someone in a dreamlike state or trance who is able to see the future. Also, a visionary is someone who is unaware of what is going on around him. As I had kept reading I saw the narrator as a visionary because of the trance that he is in from taking too many drugs and alcohol, hearing and seeing things that nobody else able to experience and has been on a long journey seeking true human…

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    Victim Rape Research Paper

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    Furthermore, lacking transportation and social youth activities in remote areas also leads to women in these areas being vulnerable to specific types of sexual violence through force of hitchhiking. This is to say it is not enough to simply “blame the victim” for their vulnerability to serial homicide, rather it is social inequalities that exist among their communities that are to blame. The cycle of violence that young women face begins in their communities. That is, being part of an…

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    Throughout the entire essay three things quickly became apparent; the author did not mean this article to be formal, she felt a real sense of “This could have been me”, and she had a deep understanding of the story behind the murdered girls. The sense of “This could have been me” was very apparent throughout the essay. A prime example of this sense is shown in the following sentence “Behind the tragic elements of Regina's story, like some kind of pentimento, I saw my own.” The author shows…

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    Fresh Bait by Sherryl Clark is a short story regards a High School teacher that journeys to the Australians Outback in an attempt to find the killer of a university student called Melanie. Melanie was hitchhiking when she was killed by an unknown killer. The young man journeys to the Australians Outback to find the killer. The main protagonist in Fresh Bait is young man. Through the story the young man’s name and gender is never revealed. However I assumed that the main character was a man…

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    11. Chris planning to travel across the United States and eventually go to Alaska with little supplies is a prime example of what John Krakauer observed. Chris used hitchhiking and train jumping as a mode of transportation once he abandoned his car. Chris’ parents would not approve of these things. “Two years he walks the earth. No phone, no pool, no pets, no cigarettes. Ultimate freedom. An Extremist. An Aesthetic Voyager whose home is the road” (179), this quote demonstrates Chris’ lifestyle…

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    Denis Johnson's short story, Car Crash While Hitchhiking, captures a journey of a man who is high off drugs and experiences an event and not showing any heroic actions. A hero is someone who is a whole person, who is capable of understanding their surroundings. A hero is usually someone is places a big role in another person's life. Fuckhead isn't capable of this because he doesn't have a sober mind to understand what acts he should take to deal with the events the play throughout the story. He…

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    He went into the wild to learn what it would be like to live in the wild on your own. He wanted to get away from society and find the true meaning of life outside the city walls. Chris McCandless did not bring many resources and technology because he did not want any reminder of society. He also did not want the materials to weigh himself down. He enjoyed hitchhiking because it expanded his view of nature. While he was hitchhiking he met amazing people along the way. He wanted to live in the…

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    Many people lie about how old they are and how much money they make, but this is not the case. In these stories the antagonist is lying how many people they killed or how normal they are. In the story Number 8 by Jack Ritchie and The Landlady by Roald Dahl, the reader can easily tell that you have been tricked to believe that the antagonists are good and nice because of the characterization. After all looks can be deceiving. In the story Number 8,. A young man was hitchhiking with this…

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