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  • Nuclear Family Sociology

    part of the main hero or problem solver (1). The Simpsons have a higher population of men than women. Such observations imply that woman is underrepresented in Springfield. In the essay Gender Stereotypes in Children 's Television Cartoons, Kelly Eick says that “Female characters [are] featured much more often than their male counterparts in jobs that are traditionally tailored to a particular sex. Women were scientists, superheroes, judges and dog breeders, as well as take the traditional roles of mothers, wives, and housekeepers” (2). The predominance of men in successful occupation depicts the circumstance in which the show was created. Henry points out that “The Simpsons is a television show dominated by men: The show produced by Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, and Sam Simon, and it is revised by a host of male writers, directors, and animators” (104). The Simpsons are produced by men, which means that some of their perspectives on social issues are portrayed in the show. Perhaps, Homer’s frustration with Marge’s new jobs represents the…

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  • Lisa Simpson Qualities

    To become the president of Springfield it takes allot of responsibility, and integrity. The people of our country are counting on the Future president to take a step up and make Spring Field the best and safest environment. They are expecting that he or she will speak up upon them to help make changes for the best. This is why i present to you, Lisa Simpson - one of the most well know and trust worthy. At her young age she has proven to be brilliant and one of the most passionate about the…

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  • The Simpsons, Hyper-Irony, And The Meaning Of Life

    Carl Matheson is a professor and currently holding a chair in the philosophy department at the University of Manitoba. He writes in his essay, The Simpsons, Hyper-Irony, and the Meaning of Life, about how all comedy has a similar pattern of quotationalism and hyper-irony. He does this to inform the reader of the rise of pop-culture parodies, and how this has affected comedy in history. In Matheson’s essay, he argues that hyper-irony undercuts the moral agenda throughout the plot and the…

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  • Marge Vs. The Monorail: The Simpsons

    The Simpsons are often looked at as simply a comedy show but in reality the television program is so much more. The Simpsons have been around since 1989 and from the beginning of it’s conception the writers have been commenting on the world around them. The program started a revolution in the television world and has sparked many copy cat shows. The show can be considered one of the greatest show in the history of television. This not simply because it creates laughs on the surface but under the…

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  • Presupposition In The Godfather

    A movie entitled The Godfather is chosen as object in this analysis. Don Corleone as one of main character chosen as source data. Regarding utterance from Don Corleone this movie presents a numbered of presupposition in various context. Then relation between presupposition and context obtains a certain meaning of an utterance. As considering, statement from Stalnaker who said that context influences content, while content can creates a context because sometimes word that say has a function not…

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  • Comparing Nelson Mandela And Temple Grandin

    The two movies provided an interesting backdrop of the life of two people who encountered and overcame adversity through the span of their lifetime. Their actions defined the significance of the outcome, influencing and molding the existence of the people in their environment. First, the movie, “Temple Grandin”, revealed a woman 's name Temple Grandin, unfortunately who suffers from a case of autism. The start of her childhood, she deals with constant harassment from her peers due to her…

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  • The Role Of Meritocracy In Media

    Nowadays media can portray any message to our daily life or any challenges we’re facing. Some can portray the message as motivation, and others can open our eyes to reality or even life. Regardless, media will always portray the message that has a connection to your life. In this class we got the opportunity to analyze” Finding Forrester, School Ties, and 3 Miles” and in all these of these movies, they all share a message about meritocracy. Meritocracy refers to a “social system in which…

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  • Robber Barons: An Analysis

    The nineteenth-century was a time period where the supply and demand for manufactured goods increased a great deal in the United States and more and more people invested in industrial pursuits. People were finding quicker and cheaper ways to build more products in a mass production. Entrepreneurs took advantage of these and learned to organize and fund a business which helped their economic situations skyrocket if they played their cards right. The people of this time who were not making as…

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  • Victoria Dubois Short Story

    The smell of the old town was always pleasant to Victoria Dubois' nose. He insisted there was one living in town, and so Vic arranged to make the collection herself. She had a very refined palate thanks to being a century old, give or take a few years, although just by looking at the young woman it was impossible to tell. The alabaster paleness of her skin that hadn't felt the kiss of sunlight in so many decades was likely the only give away to her condition. However, there was a significant…

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  • Openness In Good Will Hunting

    Will Hunting- Impulsive, Fixated, & Unopen to Experience Michelle McDevitt Student at University of Michigan – Dearborn Abstract Will Hunting is the main character from the movie Good Will Hunting (Armstrong, Gordon, Weinstein, Weinstein, & Van Sant, 1997). Will is incredibly intelligent, loyal to his friends and has the potential to do great things. He is also deeply flawed, the ones that I will be focusing on in this paper are from two humanistic perspectives and one behavioral perspective.…

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