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    Peeping Tom Analysis

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    Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom (1960) is a pseudo snuff film centred on the act of voyeurism. Although, Peeping Tom predates the horror subgenre, slashers, it still upholds the psychosexual elements that reside in such films (Clover). Released in the same year as Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), Peeping Tom can be cited as the aforementioned British equivalent, as the male central characters seem to share sadistic and psychopathic qualities. This film proves to be a self-reflexive metafilm as it surrounds a focus puller/ film director/ photographer and his manic spree of capturing women’s terror while murdering them. As the title goes, the film is about a voyeur. In fact, the narrative follows a sadistic, introverted Mark Lewis, who gains pleasure…

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    Huck Finn Character Traits

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    In the beginning of the story of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, one of the first things that the author, Mark Twain, addresses is Huck and his friend, Tom Sawyer, finding money hidden by robbers. I believe that Twain introduces the story with this topic to show that Huck is an adventurer and lives for the excitement and possibly the dangers of going on crazy journeys like finding stolen money. There are several different characters in this story that I believe influence Huck’s personality…

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    towards Jim, considering his incomprehension with certain things. Towards the end of the book, Jim and Huck become separated once again, causing another dilemma. Only to find out that Jim had been taken onto a farm being held as a “runaway nigger (Twain, pg. 207), he tries to configure a plan to free him. Although he questions whether or not he should turn Jim in, he finally concedes to continue helping the runaway escape from slavery. Deciding to aid Jim while knowing it is a sin, Huck shows…

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    small, the entire chapter itself is a reaction on the part of Huck to the information he gathers while ashore. The thought of collecting the reward never crosses Huck’s mind. His only concern is to return to the island, alert Jim, and make a hasty getaway. His treatment of Jim could be compared to the way he would have treated one of his cohorts while he was in Tom Sawyer’s gang. The next event gives Huck yet another reason to respect Jim’s cautious approach to their adventure. Five nights below…

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    “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get”, one of the most famous lines of the American classic film, Forrest Gump. The tragicomedy centers around the story of the fictional character Forrest Gump, who witnesses and influences important moments in contemporary American history. The film follows this simple-minded man, who represents the ultimate American dream in a land of opportunity. Zemeckis begins his movie with a tracking shot of a white feather. This feather…

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    In this essay, i will be focusing on the middle section of Tom Tykwer’s Run Lola Run (Lola Rennt, 1998) starting at the bank where Lola takes her father hostage, demanding 100,000 Marks from the cashier, to the post death scene of Manni (45 minutes to 53 minutes). I am going to be focusing on mise-en-scene how colour is used to portray different meanings in this segment of the film, and how it impacts the narrative, and the meaning behind this. “Lola rennt engages twenty first century audiences…

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    whether he should free Jim from slavery. Huck notes that “[he] couldn’t seem to strike no places to harden [him] against [Jim], but only the other kind” (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn). This realization by Huck that Jim has only done good things for him, depicts Jim as a positive influence and savior figure in Huck’s life, which contributes to the flawless ending of the book in which Jim retains his positive aspects, and Huck retains his heroic characteristics. Although it may appear Jim’s…

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    Huck was to find Jim. Pg 210 “‘No’ m. killed a nigger.’ ‘Well, it’s luck; because sometimes people do get hurt.’” The African American maid did not consider African Americans to be human. This reflected how far Huck had traveled and how the opinions on race had drastically changed from where he started his journey to this farm. This referred to the constant tensions involved in the controversial dealing with African Americans. The theme of racism is constantly brought up when discussing Huck’s…

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    Animal Rights For Decades the American society as well as many others, have been participants in an ongoing controversy regarding animal rights and animal protection. This particular debate has raised so much havoc in the world today, considering activist for animal rights are very passionate and will not stop on the account of politeness to get a point across. A widely known animal rights group established in 1980, known as Peta are famous for throwing buckets of wet paint on a various victims…

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    that animals have the same right to life and protection from suffering, as well as any other creature that can feel pain. Doctor of Philosophy, Tom Regan, justifies animal rights from the standpoint of logic. In his article “The Radical Egalitarian Case for Animal Rights”, the author takes a firm stance on this issue and claims that almost all human relationships with animals have the exploitative nature. At the same time, animals have the right to meet the needs and the implementation of their…

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