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    Caribbean Ever considered actually sailing off into the sunset? It’s no secret that the Caribbean offers some of the most beautiful vacation destinations in the world. With at least 28 island nations and more than 7,000 individual islands, the problem quickly becomes deciding where to go. To complicate matters further, each of the islands offers a variety of local flavors—like a preference for cumin in Cuba, or curry along the English islands. Experience island culture while enjoying delicious Caribbean cuisine with this unique insider’s guide. What’s so unique about it? These destinations are meant to be accessed exclusively by boat. But you won’t find these stops on any touristy cruise ship! Arrive at the tiny, remote island of Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands by…

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    Looking solely at To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch’s character immediately is clear: he is the person everybody strives to be, morally right in every fashion. Or, as Minkah Makalani eloquently describes him, he is “a man of integrity free of complicity in white supremacy.” Go Set a Watchman efficiently threw a wrench into that idea of a faultless man- the book portrayed the older Atticus Finch as a clear racist, which is not role model material at all. At first glance, this may seem…

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    Bye Bye Birdie Analysis

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    Bye Bye Birdie Bye Bye Birdie is a comedic musical with the music by Charles Strouse in 1963. The following cast members sing many solos, duos, trios and full cast songs: Janet Leigh (Rosie DeLeon), Dick Van Dyke (Albert F. Peterson), Ann-Margret (Kim McAfee), Maureen Stapleton (Mae Peterson), Bobby Rydell (Hugo Peabody), Jesse Pearson (Conrad Birdie). There are 15 songs total. “Bye Bye Birdie” intro is a solo by Kim. It is a song with an upbeat tempo. Lyrics are depressing because she is…

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    Bye Birdie Research Paper

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    It is easy to pinpoint American stereotypes of the 1950s and 1960s. Rock n’roll, big hair and skirts, and the clean-cut American family were typical, and rock superstars populated the airwaves. One of the early pioneers of American rock n’roll was Elvis Presley, a young, innovative crooner whose hip-thrusts jumpstarted an industry. This new industry so popular that it became the basis of a new American musical, Bye Bye Birdie, written by Michael Stewart with lyrics by Lee Adams and music by…

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    year for women. However, with the systematic underrepresentation of women in the media, does this still reign true? One concept that has been making rounds as a defining factor in whether a movie properly represents women as humans in the narrative space dominated by men is the Bechdel test. In order to progress towards the equal representation of women in the media, all movies should pass the Bechdel test. But what exactly is the Bechdel test? Popularized by cartoonist Alison Bechdel in 1985,…

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    Over lunch one day, Lee Blocker told Bill about some land outside of Elgin that he wanted to develop. Nancy Lou and Bill drove to Elgin with their three children and were greeted by a downtown with all the first story windows broken out and boarded up, and many of the second story windows were broken with pigeons roosting in them. She remembers what a dreary place it seemed and said to Blocker, “If we come to live here, I will have to do everything in my power to revitalize this downtown.” In…

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    Considering Fun Home as a mystery novel, Bruce Bechdel’s death serves as the inciting incident which spurs Alison Bechdel to look through the “clues” -- memories, letters, photographs, etc. -- to formulate a judgment about her father’s life. Throughout the novel, it’s clear Alison’s relationship with her parents is tumultuous. Due to her father’s uptight, perfectionist nature, Bechdel finds it difficult to attain his approval and criticize him; moreover, she describes showing him affection “an…

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    The Life Of Audrey Hepburn

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    Everybody knows Audrey Hepburn as a famous actress and model, but not many people know her background. Her childhood was definitely not pleasant in fact, it was very corrupt while growing up in Brussels, Belgium with World War 2 being in effect. The war caused her childhood to change in many directions. However, that did not stop her from losing hope and determination for her future. Hepburn was brought into the world on May 4, 1929, in Brussels, Belgium. She was born from a Dutch mother, Ella…

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    Arnolfini Marriage, Jan van Eyck painted The Arnolfini Portrait (Figure 1). The portrait is an eighty-two by sixty centimetres oak panel created with oil paints. Though it is not what year van Eyck began this painting, it is dated as complete in 1434. The Arnolfini Portrait depicts Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini and his wife, Costanza Trenta. In 1861, William Henry James Weale assumed that the Giovanni Arnolfini depicted in the double portrait was the same Giovanni Arnolfini who married Jeanne…

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    Jan Van Eyck began his career as an artist in 1422 and continued until his death in 1441. While Van Eyck was active, he created many well-known paintings. According to John Haber, Van Eyck was a portraitist who was the first to paint in oils (pg.1). One of his most famous works is Wedding Portrait, or Giovanni Arnolfini and His Bride. This painting depicts a man and a woman holding hands in matrimony with many symbolic objects surrounding them. The painting was created in 1434 and currently…

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