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    Director D.W. Griffith employs a variety of innovative filmmaking techniques, under the categories of mise-en-scene, cinematography and editing, to tell his narrative in Death’s Marathon. I will focus on a few techniques that stood out to me as essential stylistic decisions that progressed the narrative. Firstly, the costumes and how they distinguished between characters, and events; secondly, the blocking and character movements and how they expressed emotion; thirdly, the lighting and how it distinguished between locations and guided our focus; and finally the editing and how it created suspense in the climax. These are only a few stylistic decisions that Griffith 's made, each one is equally important in developing the film form, however, these few were more salient than most due to their innovative qualities. Without sound, Griffith’s had to use more creative avenues to determine differences in character, and place these characters in time and place. As part of his mise-en-scene, he used costume to distinguish between important characters, and less important character, and he used costume changes to create a sense of time passing between events. For example, in shot 3, there are three women in the frame but our eyes are drawn instantly to the wife because she is the most extravagantly dressed—she seems to glow white against the dark background. We can recognize her as more important to the story than the attendants. This is especially important when there is no sound,…

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    The male character, John is an aggressive man whose ignorance of his wife’s problems shows clearly throughout the story. John, like American, also likes to dominate his wife by treating her like a small child. The author, “Monumental feminism and literature’s ancestral house: Another look at the “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Janice Haney-Peritz who is also the department of English, Beaver College quotes, “the narrator realizes herself in spite of John, that it can also be said that she realizes is…

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    teacher self-efficacy, and the impact of self-efficacy on classroom management. The literature on teacher self-efficacy and classroom management documents a clear progression of research in the area of measuring teacher self-efficacy. This research begins with the Rand Corporation Study of 1976, and progresses through…

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    Forgiving Oneself The Russian Revolution was a tragic event that began on March 8, and lasted until November 8 1917. During this period of time, the communists conquered the entire country and began to confiscate property from people, including that of the novelist, Ayn Rand. In fact, the Rand family lost the majority of what they owned, including their pharmacy. This period of hardship and loss provided ideas for her novel, Anthem. Essentially, Anthem is a novella written by Ayn Rand in the…

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    meaning of the novella. Ayn Rand, author of the novella Anthem, utilizes diction and sentence structure in order to develop the villainy of collectivism and the virtue of objectivism. Rand’s choice of diction in the edited novella complicates and confuses the meaning. In the original manuscript, Rand omits the word “reason,” on two separate occasions, the original statement was “I need no reason … I am the reason” (234). However, this word choice diminishes the power of the statement because…

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    Teens love that Dystopian Literature Throughout the years, teens have favored different types of literature; thus, teens are able to find their favorite type and dive into it. After Harry Potter and other types of fictional series had their time in the spotlight, but a new type of literature has come into it’s place. A darker, more serious matter, is in favor of teens, dystopian literature. Apart from utopian societies, dystopian societies show a darker, more sinister type of literature, which…

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    In the novel Anthem by Ayn Rand, the main character Equality’s society is built on strict rules and guidelines. These rules are enforced from the time they are born. They are taught never to love, have any self motivation, or individuality. Equality breaks free from these rules, and lives in the Uncharted Forest with Liberty, someone who also broke free from The City. Equality envisions creating his own society, one far different from the society he has raised in. Although Equality’s ideal…

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    Ayn Rand is also noted for her contributions to libertarian philosophy. She is seen as the most influential figure to those who have adopted libertarian styled thinking. Her famous work The Fountainhead is an allegory of one of the larges libertarian ideas. As libertarians, the belief that you are under complete ownership of yourself is a hallmark. There should not be any reason in the world that you are compelled to sacrifice your time unless you are compelled to do so. Consequent to this…

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    In the novel Anthem, written by Ayn Rand, Equality 7-2521 is trying to escape the means of collectivism, which the author writes, "Collectivism holds that the individual has no right, that his right and work belong to the group (to society, to the tribe, the state, the nation) and that the group may sacrifice him at its own whim to its own interests"(Ayn Rand). Equality 7-2521's anthem is his strong personality, and individualism, much like: And, you know, being able to wear the Stars and…

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    and body. Ayn Rand, the author of this novel, details how Equality overcomes the regime and forms his own identity. Similarly, the children from the article, “Don’t! The secret of self-control” by Jonah Lehrer, realize how decisions from the past can influence them in the future. Identity can also free someone from the restrictions they put on themselves.…

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