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  • Hegemonic Masculinity In Sports

    Yet there is much scholarly debate as to whether sport today continues to uphold the values of hegemonic masculinity or actually contributes to breaking down the hegemonic aspects of masculinity. Juxtaposing the media portrayals of Nolan Ryan and Russell Westbrook, as well as examining the views of a men’s college soccer team in the Northeast, provides strong evidence that hegemonic masculinity, although it has aspects that maintain a significant presence in society, is being challenged by other more inclusive forms of masculinity, particularly in terms of views on homosexuality. This reduction in the prevalence of hegemonic masculinity is good for all of us—it leads to a more open and happy…

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  • The Importance Of Perseverance In Betty Smith A Tree Grows In Brooklyn?

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith is a novel about perseverance through hardship, as Francie Nolan grows up in the impoverished immigrant neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, during the 1910s. Her mother Katie works tirelessly as a janitor all day and must support her family because Francie’s father Johnny is an alcoholic. The Nolan family lives each day uncertain if there will be enough money for the bare necessities, such as food or wood for a fire. Throughout the novel, Francie…

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  • Bat Of The Dark Knight Film Analysis

    Take The Dark Knight—the immensely popular superhero movie directed by Christopher Nolan. In theory, very few audience members could identify with a billionaire with multiple personalities who dresses as a bat and beats criminals to a pulp on a nightly basis. However, the Batman of The Dark Knight is easy to sympathize with, because he faces the same general experiences that most people do. At some point or another, everyone must deal with the death of a loved one—just as Batman does. Many…

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  • Dorothy's Diary Analysis

    Through the course of this assignment transcribing and interpreting Dorothy’s diary, there was a great amount of information to be gleaned about her life. While some aspects of Dorothy’s life, such as specific details about herself, are lacking, she provides plenty of evidence from which to draw conclusions about her employment, location, age, activities she does for fun, how she travels around, and the people she teaches and with which she works, shops, and goes out. To begin, it is clear…

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  • Jonestown Massacre Research Paper

    gather in the pavilion and partake in what were known as “white nights.” He would have the members drink fake poisonous drinks in order to see if the members would be loyal to the society. Armed Peoples Temple guards patrolled the border to protect residents but also to keep members from escaping. Over time, a group of former Temple members and concerned relatives of current members convinced Congressman Leo Ryan to investigate the settlement in person. On November 18, 1978, Ryan arrived at…

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  • The Five Deaths In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

    would establish utopian community. Since it was meant to be a utopia, everyone was expecting to go perfectly, but there were issues surfacing. There wasn’t enough cabins to house everyone resulting in overcrowding. The cabins were also segregated by gender so married couples were forced to live apart. Jones’ voice was always broadcasted through a loudspeaker, day and night. Many people wanted out but said nothing of it because they knew they would get punished. There is also the fact that…

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  • The Butterfly Revolution Analysis

    Benjamin Franklin once said “[t]hose who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” The message Franklin was trying to convey is that liberty is a gift, and it should not be used as a bargaining chip for ones personal desires. His warning to all about the value of vital rights is not just right-wing propaganda, but rather a warning with truth behind it. Throughout history many people have given total devotion to a ruler in hopes…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Sunday School Easter Program

    The Sunday School Easter program was about to begin at Bethesda Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. For my last time speaking in front of the congregation before leaving for Tennessee State University (TSU), I was charged with introducing the speaker of the program. As I stood in front of hundreds of people to recite the introduction that I wrote, I was confident and thoughts of how far I had come since giving my life to Christ ran thru my mind. My spiritual journey began when I was about 5…

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  • Analysis Of 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians'

    Khloé & Lamar, Kourtney and Khloé Take the Hamptons and Dash Dolls (Eonline 2015). All these shows, along with a few television specials involving important and special moments experienced by the family, are aired on channel E! (Eonline 2015). These specials include About Bruce the preluded I am Cait. Keeping up with the Kardashians as a television show is the anchor that both created and continuously holds the family’s fame in place. This essay will discuss reasons why the docu-soap should be…

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  • Machiavelli's The Qualities Of The Prince

    Throughout history, there has been an enormous amount of leadership figures—both good and bad. One of the most famous is Martin Luther King Jr.--the leader of the African-American civil rights movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent disobedience. Although there have been a significant amount of honest leaders who care for the well being of his/her people, there never ceases to be an evil commander who is self-absorbent, selfish, and corrupt.…

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