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    Black Arts Movement

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    Leaders of the Black Arts Movement believed that in order for change to occur, African-Americans would need to stand up for themselves and create a separate Black culture. Larry Neal explores this objective in depth, in his piece, The Black Arts Movement. Gil Scott-Heron further promotes the message in his famous poem, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. As evidenced in both of these works, Black culture would need to overtake White culture in order to overturn the oppressive society of the time. The importance of nationhood empowered the African-American community to attempt to destroy White culture and create their own Black culture. At the time, many thought that there were two separate spirits in America, a Black spirit and a White…

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    “But listen, though, one more thing. And you tell this to your father, who’s probably the kind of man who needs to know at once. So he can plan ahead. Tell him not to preach so much rationalism and cold logic to these niggers. Let them alone” (Baraka, 1968). Clay has told Lula and Baraka to White Society, to be aware of what you teach the African American community, because you may find out that they are a lot smarter than they are given credit for, and may potentially lead to their death and…

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    homosexual was suffering from a mental disorder called “sociopathic personality disturbance (archive 1) being a homosexual openly would be hard at this time in the 1950’s because people had preconceived ideas of sexual perversion which caused conflict in society. At this time in history expressing your sexuality was more on the conservative side. This is what made Allen Ginsberg an unconventional writer, he was open and honest about being a homosexual. Even if Allen was disliked by many…

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    beatniks, a parody of the USSR’s “Sputnik” (Enck), the Beat Generation stands in stark contrast to 1950’s American culture. With the rapid emergence of a post-WWII society - suburbs and consumerism, traditional family values and an exclusion of the extreme - entered the authors who rejected it. Their ideology, shocking to those of their time, ultimately led to the creation of a nation-wide literary movement. The roots of this movement took place during 1944 near Columbia University, with the…

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    Ever wonder what life would be like in the future for us, for our children.There are many theories one of them is seen in the book Unwind by Neil Shusterman. In this book there was a war about abourtion the war ended when both sides decided on a compromise called unwinding. Unwinding is a procedure in which children between the ages of 13 to 18 have there body surgically removed and different people get different parts so instead of eye surgery you can just get a new one. now this book…

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    To some extent, the pursuit of hopes and dreams is a method of escaping the realities of everyday life for characters from both texts. In Kerouac’s novel, the dreams of where the road might take them provide an escape for both Sal and Dean from a mundane East Coast lifestyle, and a way to forget the mistakes of the past. Similarly in Thompson’s piece, a voyage of revelation fueled by an underlying desire to understand the American Dream offers a chance to escape for Raoul and his attorney using…

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    Chandra is a 29-year-old female who was brought to the emergency room by the police after she reportedly try to still a bus. Because she appeared to be an “emotionally disturbed person, “ a mental health evaluation is being requested. According to the detective, Chandra threatened the driver with a knife, took over the almost empty bus, and crashed it into a building. Chandra’s friend, Kelly, was on the bus at the time and shared that they got on the bus at the same time in order to go to the…

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    Introduction This essay will be an examination of the minimalist elements in the two short stories, ‘They’re not your husband’ and ‘Neighbors’, by Raymond carver. There will be an emphasis on the thematic issues of body image and materialism in the two short stories. Chapter 1 Minimalism Minimalism is a movement in the arts; it arose in the 1950s and was characterized by simplicity and massive forms. Even if minimalism arose in the 50s it was first later, that the term would be used in…

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    In Kate Chopin’s The Awakening (1899), protagonist Edna Pontellier is said to possess, “That outward existence which conforms, the inward life that questions.” In the novel, she lived her life outwardly as though she was comfortable and filled with happiness however, inwardly she was confused. Like Edna, Sal Paradise, main character of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road felt confused with how his life was turning out. Sal was living a mundane life until Dean Moriarty turned his apathetic emotions into…

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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…

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