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    structural theorist Homi K. Bhabha. With words such as Location of Culture and “Of mimicry and Man: the Ambivalence of Colonial Discourse,” his research regarding the importance of “beyond space,” which are spaces we create within restrictive, patriarchal, colonized spaces; third spaces; mimicry; and fluidity, which is the ability to traverse between our various identities and cultures, are crucial to not only understanding the novel, but understanding how to craft healthy and cohesive identities. There are many people and their various identity that play into the development of the novel. In order to understand Chandin’s future actions of violence and Mala’s identity issues as an adult, it is vital to understand Chandin’s past. Chandin was taken in by the Reverend and Mrs. Thoroughly at a young age. Living with them at such a young age left him vulnerable to being influenced and more likely to adopt their ways. While living with the Thoroughly’s, Chandin cultivated a distaste for his people and began to have a growing admiration for Wetlandish ways. Chandin begins to mimic Reverend Thororughly’s behaviors, first as a joke, then as a way to blend with those around him. According to Jacques Lacan’s “The Line and Light” mimicry is not an exact imitation, “it is not a question of harmonizing with the background, but against a mottled background, of becoming mottled – exactly like the technique of camouflage practiced in human warfare” (Bhabha 317). Bhabha expands on the…

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    His unshakable sense of incompleteness is ultimately cause by his own two-dimensionality. Applying Homi Bhabha’s reasoning in Remembering Fanon, Karim’s hybrid identity causes him to occupy two places at once. As a result, such degraded post-colonial subjects can become immeasurable objects, quite literally difficult to place. Stuart Hall, in Cultural Identity and Diaspora, addresses this problem of hybrid identity as he concludes that the complexity of identity exceeds the conventional binary…

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    This book offers an explanation of Edward Said 's evaluation of contemporary society by stressing the religious/secular division. Hart argues that this division is equally factual and metaphorical: It addresses spiritual and worldly customs, but also allegories that broaden the connotation and position of faith and secularism in an undetermined manner. Incorporating reviews and critiques of Said will help me present a rounded, unbiased view of his work within my dissertation. In this article,…

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    Early Atomic Experiments Joseph John Thomson conducted an experiment that is known today as the CRT Experiment. The outcome of this experiment was JJ’s discovery of the electron. CRT is an acronym for Cathode Ray Tube, this gives a broad concept of what the experiment is about. The basic components of the experiment include, a glass cylindrical tube with most of the air inside vacuumed out of it, and inside the tube is Electrode for each side. One of the Electrodes is negative and entitled the…

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    Through the course of history society has been shaped by scientific discoveries that have benefitted mankind by providing a better understanding of the world and have advanced technology. One such scientist was Joseph John Thomson. Joseph John Thomson had a successful life, made important scientific discoveries, and impacted the world through his discoveries. Sir Joseph John Thomson was born on December 18, 1856 in Cheetham, a part of Manchester, England to Emma Swindells and Joseph James…

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    Phlogiston theory The phlogiston theory states that the every combustible substance on this planet contains phlogiston. When a combustible substance is burned, phlogiston is released into the air. The people behind the phlogiston theory believed that the whenever a substance sets on fire, the fire gives off phlogiston. The phlogiston was believed be the kind of gas which causes fire. Without phlogiston, the combustible substance won’t be able to set on fire. In the late 1660’s a scientist…

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    This paper discusses the life of Sir Joseph John Thomson (J.J. Thomson) and his scientific discoveries. It will also discuss how it has impacted our lives today and if we would have what we have today without his research and hard work. He was a shy boy who was gifted when it came to science. He lost his father when he was young but strived to have a better nonetheless. After becoming a Fellow of the Trinity, he started working with Lord Rayleigh and later became his successor. He found what…

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    William says “I believe that’s how we came up with it,” while Jonathon claims the band’s name actually stems from their “shared interest in clipping coupons.” As far as musical influences go, the group may as well create their own Wikipedia article. As producers, Jonathon and William cite some of the “really specific production influences and references on CLPPNG (in no particular order) as: Autechre, Deathpile, Steve Albini, Karma Moffett, Steve Reich, John Cage, Philip Glass, Tangerine…

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    costumes of their favorite characters from Japanese movies, animations, dramas and TV shows. Finally, there is no doubt that Japanese pop music also has significant impacts in the world. Basically, J-pop is an abbreviated term for Japanese Pop, referring to a certain brand of Japanese music. Tracing its roots back to the earliest impacts of Western music in the 1950s, J-pop has developed to become one of the largest music categories in the world, impacting sounds and artists in plenty of Asian…

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    The fact of reality is that teenagers create the pop culture within each generation. With a new era of children, it brings forth new stories, fashion statements, ideas, and entertainment that was never heard before. Unique. Simple. It creates an undeniable growth as a humanity as we continuously make social and political change, learning from those before us. In comparison, the Great Generation is much different from Millennials, their history being different. Those who grow up within the era…

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