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    “I don’t think of kids as a lower form of the human species.”-John Hughes. The films of the late John Hughes culminated the influence of a generation in comedy, while marking an advent of cinematic ingenuity during the 1980’s. Selling jokes and working in the offices of National Lampoon Magazine, Hughes arrived on-screen in his early 30’s. Ushering in a series of teen hits such as, Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), and Pretty in Pink (1986), Hughes established himself as a storyteller by attracting an array of audiences. In exploring the limitations of comedic cinema, he created a masterpiece with The Breakfast Club; a simple, yet powerful film that projected humor through teenage drama in a…

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    Pretty In Pink Sociology

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    For this assignment, I watched the film “Pretty in Pink” (1989). Molly Ringwald acted as Andie Walsh, a poor teenager, who lived with her single father as a working class family. Throughout the movie, she struggles with the richer students at her snobbish high school treating her more like a misfit and less of an equal because she has less money. Andie holds her head high and brushes them off. Despite her opinion on people with money, she falls for Blaine, a “richie”. Her best friend, Duckie…

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    Pretty in Pink Most people wonder if discrimination against gender is still happening. In today’s society there is an increase in women in the workplace. More women are doing a lot in the business world like men. They are taking positions as managers, CEO’s, and even professional athletes. Men and women view things in their lives very differently. They may also view similar products different ways. There are situations in life where women are being charged higher and paid lower than men based…

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    Have you ever been at a party or a dance and felt underdressed? Speaking from personal experience this is a horrible feeling, you felt insecure and like everyone is judging you. You can feel similarly when you venture outside of your social class. Many people feel uncomfortable when socializing with an upper class when they themselves are of a lower one. On the other hand others may not care about social class and choose to view the world without social standards. Andie, of the movie Pretty in…

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    In our society you're either smart or you're good looking, but you cannot be both. It happens to be a common stereotype when judging a person’s look. When meeting a person for the first time one usually assumes by the way they physically look on the outside determines who they really are as a person. For example, the typical high school teen movies such as: A Cinderella Story, She’s All That, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink. These movies all share a common portrayal of a good looking…

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    Have you ever been betrayed? Have you ever loved? Have you ever betrayed anyone else? Everyone go through their lives meeting new people everyday. Sometimes we end up getting to know eachothers very well and others not so much. But for the ones people end up loving, they might lose. When they lose someone, it might feel as betray. This part of a theme shown through the Uglies series. The Uglies series is about a girl, Tally, trying to find herself and become pretty while other’s influence her…

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    De Graaf Naylor Analysis

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    Are You Infected? “No way! Not Possible! All lies!” Those are the words I want to say to save the faces of humanity, but unfortunately, what the authors wrote about in swollen expectation is true for many. De Graaf, Wann, and Naylor compare our “lot more stuff and much higher material expectations than previous generations did” to an diseases that will continue to spread and swell our expectations more (De Graaf, Wann, Naylor). What these authors said was an overstatement; one that did not…

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    trucks and putting them on the shelves. I didn’t see any women working back there when I was observing. I’m guessing they have the men in charge of unloading boxes and putting them on shelves because of the back baring labor and that’s a man’s job to be doing all the heavy lifting. I have to say though, there are some pretty strong women out there that could just as easily get the job done. I’m guessing they put the women…

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    Swami Vivekananda said “Every change is being forced upon us.” In Tally’s world no words could be more true. Pretties and Specials are the second and third books in the Uglies series. Within the trilogy the story follows Tally, a young girl who finds out what is truly happening in her society. In Tally’s futuristic city people undergo an operation on their sixteenth birthday to become a “Pretty” the operation alters their looks and their brains. During the operation a lesion is put in everyone’s…

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    Bird In The Hand Analysis

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    ending. There were not many props used in the play. The main prop that was on the stage was four white wooden chairs, which the characters would manipulate the prop as a car, a cage, and a lemonade stand. Towards the back of the stage, the exotic birds would group themselves at a corner and an old lonely parrot in its own cage. The main characters’ costumes were casual outfits that young teenagers wear. However, the costumes for the exotic birds had their own design based on their personality by…

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