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    Some of the situations that the film characters contend with are based on the real experiences of the ‘Nine to Five’ women. To turn her idea into a reality, Fonda enlisted the help of screenwriter Patricia Resnick and director Collin Higgins. Fonda then produced the film through her company IPC which she and her business partner Bruce Gilbert had formed after she decided she wanted to have control over her own work. The lead characters were written with Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton in mind. Dolly agreed to do the film under the stipulation that she could write the theme song and Fonda agreed. During her down time on set, Dolly wrote ‘9 to 5’ after being inspired by the way her acrylic nails mimicked the sound of a typewriter. The song went on to top both the country and pop charts, and eventually won Parton a Grammy for ‘Best Country Song’. Parton had become a successful crossover artist, even topping charts in the UK, which once again increased the size of her fan base and range of her…

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    Plan of Investigation Who is Eve Ensler? How did she tell the truth? How has her truth made an impact on our society? How is that impact felt today? There is a tremendous amount of information online about her work and the truth she has told to the public media over the years. I plan to research these questions by reading articles, watching videos on sites such as YouTube.com, and watching Eve Ensler’s TED talks to gather information about her. I also plan to read her play and possibly watch…

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    Fictional literature enables readers to gain new insights on the world through transportation into alternate places and times, an example of this is in the two texts A Fine Balance (1996) by Rohinton Minstry and The Grapes of Wrath (1939) by John Steinbeck where the idea that adverse experiences can impact an individual’s beliefs is explored through the different ways that the composers of both texts convey how living in a hostile environment and loss can change an individual’s personal…

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    Scott Bransford uses his piece “Camping for Their Lives” to discuss the growing number of ‘tent cities’, or small ramshackle communities of homeless people, in the western portion of America (McWhorter, 2015, 385). Bransford opens with a picture painted scene of Taco Flat, a tent city located near Fresno, and anecdotes from its residents to guide the audience into the reasons behind said cities. Bransford appears to subscribe to the quote from Larry Haynes found in the article that states: what…

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    Steinbeck uses biblical allusions to warn the oppressors, those who lack compassion that judgement day is coming. We can visualize with his illustrations throughout the text, that; through hardships, the Joad’s can be compassionate. Rose of Sharon a key character; a character that shows no one has an excuse to why they cannot be kind. A wasted journey where the Joad’s travel to a land of deceit. During a time of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl Steinbeck, describes the Joad 's travels,…

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    Themes In The Red Pony

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    John Steinbeck’s The Red Pony, a collection of stories revolving around a young boy coming of age, and The Grapes of Wrath, a novel written about a family's journey from the aftermath of the Dust Bowl to their life in California, illustrates that a person’s character changes when one goes through adversities and grows from those obstacles. People don’t just experience hardships and forget about what happened. There is something that provokes feeling in them to cause a change in the way they may…

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    Grapes of Wrath Essay The Grapes of Wrath is a story of the Joad family during the Dust bowl, and about their journey to California in search of work. Throughout the book, you see how the characters treat one another in hard times, and how it effects them. Dehumanization and brutality plays a huge part throughout the story and it shapes the way the characters act, feel, and say. The Joads are from Oklahoma, and are referred to as "Okies". It was originally used to describe people, but it soon…

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    Twelve Angry Men Memoir Juror 4 On a very hot day, I was working on wall street. I am a stockbroker. It was a normal day until my phone rang. “Oh yeah!”, I thought. I rushed down into the bustling streets of New York looking for the court I had to go to. I got checked in just in time! I sat down in the midst of a large, bare, jury room. Beforehand, the judge had presented with us all the facts about the murder. It was not quite of a surprise how the boy murdered his own father. After all, the…

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    Slim was powerful in the way he spoke. Anytime Slim spoke, “There was a gravity in his manner and a quiet so profound that all talk stopped when he spoke. His authority was so great that his word was taken on any subject, be it politics or love.” (Pg. 33). This quote represents Slim’s power by explaining that ranchers would be silent and contemplating at whatever he stated something. His way with words could influence any ranchers to concur with his morals; and in some cases, his opinions were…

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    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck is a novel in which shows about how families had to migrate during the Great Depression because they didn't have enough money to survive in their farms. The novel focuses on all the things that are happening to the Joad family, but in particular to Tom because he was the one who was again in charge of his family and took a huge change from how his life previously was. Tom Joad is the main character who developed the most because he is the one that went…

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