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    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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    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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    Collective memory describes stories, artifacts, food, drink, and many other things that connect shared groups, but in Landreth’s film, Larkin is the form of memory the ties and binds people together. Viewers see parts of Larkins past and relationships with former girlfriend Felicity, and his friend Derek as they add their own experiences. “Ryan” is a film about the shift between objective reality and the analysis of human thought in an emotional and psychological study. Larkin and his works,…

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    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

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The corner of Broad and Sansom will always have a special place in my heart. In my travels around the city of Philadelphia, it is one of the few places that can smack me in the face with déjà vu. Whenever I walk by and look up at the windows above I still see the “David Wright shot a 72 on Wednesday” sign (this became a battle cry for me whenever the Phillies played the Mets, regardless of whether or not Wright was in the lineup). That was the prime location I was able to snag on October 31,…

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    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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