Lester Holt

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  • Allegory In The Lorax

    “A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean.”-The Lorax In the film/pop culture genre, Dr.Seuss, a classic children’s books author, is the inspiration for the Lorax, which is a well-known and loved film. The way it is put together shines the truth through kid-friendly lenses- it’s reality but just put in a way for children to understand. It is quite a profound allegory for the impact of our actions and the swift modernization of society on the environment, and how we have to remember to give back what we take. Seuss is simply stating that we have to take care of Mother Nature just the way it’s taken care of us since the beginning of time- it’s given us enough, and more- but for humans, unless there is somebody who truly cares, is satisfied, and ultimately grateful, it has come to the point where we want too much. At first glance, the movie is for children, with its bright colours, mini-musicals and cartoonish-vibe; to most, it can merely be a tale of juvenile romance, and a young boy goes to the end of the world to give the girl of his dreams what she so dearly wants, so they can be “together”. However, a closer analysis reveals that it is displaying so subtly the possible destruction of the environment, scarcity of resources, and downfall of businesses. After the Once-ler, who soon became Ted’s hero/helper (main character, money-hungry, says he boosts economic growth) expanded his business, he developed a device that cut down more trees and faster.…

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  • Claustrophobia In The Secret Life Of Richard Lester

    thrusts its audience into the mass hysteria of 1964 with The Beatles reaching the pinnacle of their much desired fame, little by little isolating them away from their humbling roots in Liverpool. Director, Richard Lester, shoots the opening scene with rapid precision, immediately immersing the audience through the repeated screams and cries of the band’s devoted fans, and the four members themselves at their most desperate, where a potential stumble could leave them swarmed by the seemingly…

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  • Native American Dance: Lester Horton Technique

    Lester Horton Lester Iradell Horton was born January 23, 1906 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Iradell and Pollyanna Horton. As a child he was interested in Native American culture, which is also what sparked his interest in dance. He studied several Native American tribes including, the Iroquois, Red River Indians, Penobscot, and Ojibway. Horton also studied ballet for two years, and took classes at the Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis while working for the Indianapolis Little Theatre.…

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  • The Concept Of A Hero In Dr. Seuss's The Lorax

    Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is a story about redeeming oneself and becoming a hero after eradicating the environment. Considering the title of the text, it would seem obvious that the hero of this story would be none other than the Lorax, who revolts against the Once-ler in hopes of saving the environment. However, in order to determine who the hero of The Lorax is, the concept of a hero must be defined. A hero is someone that attempts to fix whatever may be wrong in the world, no matter what they have…

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  • A Thematic Analysis Of Dr. Seuss 'The Lorax'

    All over the world, children and adults alike read and praise Dr. Seuss’ short books with fun rhymes and brilliant colors. Since it’s creation in 1972, The Lorax has been inspiring everyday people to do better for their environment and to make sure being environmentally friendly continues to weave itself through future generations. Despite having been written and published over forty years ago, The Lorax’s message remains vital and important as we continue to feel the effects of earlier…

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  • Causes Of Overdevelopment In Naples

    The Naples Problem: Overdevelopment and how to prevent it Bulldozers, cranes, trucks, and dust are all associated with development, which is a common site that many people see in cities and nations all over the world. In Naples, Florida, however, land development has turned into overdevelopment. Now the only thing associated with development for people in Naples is empty stores, empty buildings, empty houses, and empty pockets. By taking a closer look at what overdevelopment is, how it…

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  • The Lorax By Dr Seuss

    The Lorax is a children’s book written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss. The book is about a young boy who lives in a polluted town. One day he decided to visit a very unique man called the “Once-ler” to learn why the area was in such terrible shape. The Once-ler lived on top of what was once his store and on special nights in August he would tell about the Lorax. It cost fifteen pence, a nail and the shell of a great, great, great grandfather snail. Using a Whisper-ma Phone the Once-ler would…

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  • How Did Lester Young Influence Jazz

    together to share in the common interests of listening to jazz. Many of the early most prominent jazz musicians, like Lester Young, were able to bring their own unique styles and improvisations to the development of jazz, to help mold it into what we hear today. Lester Young was an American jazz saxophonist who has made his mark in jazz culture by expressing his distinctive improvisations, compositions, and originality in every musical note he played which helped change the art form of jazz.…

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  • Madoff: The Cause Of White Collar Crime

    Antigua was built on the backs of African slaves that were imported to work on sugar plantations during colonial times. Soon after, it developed into a refuge for pirates and later, after reaching independence from the British in 1981, became a haven for everyone from gunrunners to money launderers. Antigua’s liberator, V.C. Bird, would later become its dictator with his sons, Vere Junior and Lester. The relationship between Stanford and Lester was evident from the start when Stanford moved…

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  • Peacekeeping Definition

    a peaceful operation, it still involves killing people, and a fully equipped team of men and women to do so. The founding father of all of this is Lester Bowles Pearson, also known as a Canadian scholar, soldier, Nobel Peace Prize holder, the father of universal health care, student loans, the pension plan, the Order of Canada, the Canadian flag, the United Nations, and Prime Minister (1963-1968). Lester B Pearson was born in Toronto, Ontario on April 23, 1897 to a conservative father who…

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