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    Everyone sits still and silent in their seats the whole time she plays her list of stories. “I had liked her. She was strange. I thought I could nail him, ‘ If she was lying,’ I said, ‘What did she say that was a lie?’ ” (pg. 56 l. 413-415). After school, a classmate named Carl Whiteside tells Tommy Miss Ferenczi is lying about the extravagant set of stories she had told them. Tommy finds himself demanding proof that she lied. Carl says that there are no such things that are half lion and half bird, and Tommy improvises and lies that there is a half human and half hamster combination called a humster. After, Tommy rushes home to look in the dictionary to see if the word gryphon really exists. “I found it. Gryphon: ‘variant of griffin.’ Griffin: ‘a fabulous beast with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion.’ (pg.59 1.490-493). To defend Miss Ferenczi, Tommy needed evidence that what she said to the class was the truth. At home, Tommy looks up the word gryphon and is proud that Miss Ferenczi told the truth. When Tommy’s imminent weirdness, Miss Ferenczi, is suspected by the his classmates, Tommy covers up for her because she is the different teacher he wants to see…

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    Conventional Meets Interesting Gryphons, or griffons, are mythological creatures with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. The new substitute teacher talks about these in the short story “Gryphon” written by Charles Baxter. This new substitute teacher comes in and disregards everything that the class had learned and done before that. Within the few days that she is there, she goes on to tell the class wild things about mythological creatures and angles that she claimed to…

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    Sam, it is. All we had to do was find a wizard to threaten to give us one. Sounds easy, right? Not when they have magic and all we have are our fists. Apparently, wizards have a website where they can meet other wizards and talk about spells and potions and meet up at each other’s evil lairs. We went on a website and found a wizard selling the last griffins feather left! Luckily, she lived pretty close to the hospital so we could walk to her lair. An hour later we found her lair and threatened…

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    Family Guy is an animated comedy focusing on a dysfunctional nuclear family known as the Griffins. Peter is, in short, an idiot and the patriarch of the household. Lois, the mother of the family, is a stereotypical housewife with a wild side. Peter and Lois have three children named Meg, Chris, and Stewie. Meg is typically treated with a cold shoulder and is the black sheep of the family. Chris, much like his father, lacks common sense and dignity. Stewie is the youngest member of the family and…

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    Stereotypes In Family Guy

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    Stereotypes are a common occurrence in everyday life, but they show unreasonable expectations. It puts labels on a group of people according to their sex, race, religious views, or other facts. A group of people that is commonly stereotyped in the media today are Jews. When thinking of Jews, an individual may call to mind a few things, such as all Jews are obsessed with money, bad at sports, white, and have big noses. The television show on FOX called Family Guy does not help to contradict the…

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    Lois Griffin, Peter’s husband, is a typical American housewife that stays at home and raises the children. Brian Griffin is the intelligent family dog that knows how to speak English very well. Meg Griffin is the Griffin’s eldest child who receives little attention, and gets abused quite frequently. Chris Griffin is the Griffin’s middle child who gets picked on quite a bit at school. Stewie Griffin, a one-year-old prodigy, is the Griffin’s youngest child who wants to dominate the…

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    it a cartoon because it draws in younger kids. Since the horrific show contains adult content being displayed in a cartoon, it draws in the attention of older and younger people causing the ratings and views to increase. Unfortunately, with an abundance of viewers Family Guy does not care who they offend. Antonia Peacocke states, “Family Guy… purposely offend just about every group of people you could name” (300). Basically, Peacocke is saying that the abhorrent show is fully aware of the…

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    Family Guy Satire

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    The family includes Peter, Lois, Chris, Meg, Stewie, and Brian. Peter is the dad, head of the household, he's a bit on the slow side, loves beer, and is in love with TV. Lois is the wife and mother, she's always the one you would want to go to with your problems. Chris is the son, very slow and stupid. Meg is the daughter who just can't be noticed. Stewie, the baby is always looking for victory to be his. Brian is a man stuck in a dog's body who loves Lois and is trying to figure out why he's…

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    Family Guy Sociology

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    Family Guy is the show I have picked for my final. This show is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth Macfarlane and is based off stereotypes and negative depictions of almost every aspect of life. It is centered on the griffin family that consists of the parents, Peter and Lois; their children Meg, Chris, and Stewie; and their talking dog, Brain. The Griffin’s are a model family but each member is complex, different, and yet noticeable individual. The whole show resides in Quahog,…

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    Since my last journal, I have been busy reading more of Meg Cabot’s All American Girl. In All American Girl, Sam has been forced into going to drawing lessons. Her first lesson at the studio did not go so well. Sam was humiliated and by the time her next lesson came around she was not going to lose her pride again. Instead of going to her drawing lesson, Sam chose to go to a music store, Static. In the store she sat next to a middle-aged man in an army uniform, listening to Billy Joel’s Uptown…

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