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    John Dillinger – The Creation of the First Public Enemy #1 During the early 1930’s the Great Depression and the collapsing banking system was not the only thing being talked about by many Americans; or a constant topic for newspapers and radio discussions. In 1933 and 1934 John Dillinger was a hot topic among people; as well as a main headline for the news. Who was John Dillinger and how could one man cause so much chaos, in so many places, in such a short amount of time? Was he born with something that caused him to be bad or did his circumstances (losses, prison, the Depression, and the publicity) help to create another America’s Public Enemy Number One? This has been a highly debated topic through the years with opinions varying from one…

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    After two escapes from highly guarded prisons, various bank robberies, and several high-speed shooting sprees, John Dillinger met his end in our very own Lincoln Park, bringing great satisfaction to the FBI. The movie Public Enemies focuses on the creation of the modern Federal Bureau of Intelligence and the search for the infamous Chicago gangster as he travels from Indiana to Chicago throughout 1933, trying to dodge his inevitable fate. Most of the United States was deep into the Great…

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    The Great Depression left a lot of individuals in difficult circumstances. The Public Enemy is a film from 1931 that focuses on the main events during the Great Depression. Tom and Mike are two characters that portray two different but very common life styles in the 1930’s in attempting to achieve the American Dream. Tom was a criminal and had much more then the average person had back then. Mike was just getting by because he liked to play by the books. More people lived a life of Mike but were…

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    color of a person’s skin creates a fantastical division of power. Public Enemy’s music, image, and societal views are the perfect representation of the unjust, imaginary oppression of the African-American population in the 1980s and 1990s. Public Enemy’s lyrics are a distinguishing feature of the group. These lyrics come straight from their opinion on humanity during their decades. The powerful lyrics, “Freedom of speech is freedom or death. We got…

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    In the film clips for the endings of both Three on a Match and The Public Enemy, the resolutions of these films seem to make these films okay for the production code. Both of the directors for both of these film were able to get away with all kind of things consisting of alcohol, alcohol distribution, drugs, child abuse, adultery, premarital sex, murder, the mob, violence, kidnapping, revenge, and so much more. These directors were able to get away with things like this because they made the…

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    People’s Public Enemy—Obesity Having a healthy diet or not? “Yes! I have enough nutrition every day.” “Sure, my personal nutritionist decides a good daily diet for me, and I am always following it.” “Even though I fail to get enough nutrition sometimes, I can eat some supplements to supply for what my body lacks.” These are some common answers from Americans nowadays. They concern about health issues, and try different ways to have a healthy diet. They seem to be healthy with the help of…

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    The Red Badge of Courage The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane is the story of a young man named Henry Fleming who enlists with the Union Army in the hopes of becoming a war hero. Shortly after enlisting, the reality of his decision sets in. Instead of becoming a hero immediately, he finds himself waiting most of the time. When he finally has his first battle, he fires into the battle haze, never seeing his enemy. As the next battle approaches, Henry begins to run from the field. Even when…

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    Public Enemy, a razor-sharp adaptation of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s classic, explored the ideals of democracy, majority rule and the media, reflecting issues that remain startlingly relevant today. Staged by W!LD RICE, the play ran at the Victoria Theatre from the 9 April to 25 April 2015. Addressing the hidden social and political truths in Singapore or even globally today, Glen Goei’s genius creation of this production inspired an intrepid company to hold up a mirror to our community…

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    leading generation for our future, are forced to take part in what could be known as “homicide” as they would go on to kill their enemies, most of them belonging to same age. It is no wonder that the horribleness and atrocity of war is a common theme among poets. The literary works of Owen, Jarrell, and Komunyakaa asserts that war causes severe damages to humanity and no one should go through its ruthlessness. In Wilfred Owen’s poem, “Dulce et Decorum Est” the poet uses his own war experience…

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    In the hip hop piece, “Fight the Power” by Public Enemy, alliteration and repetition of certain words together communicate the theme that honest hip hop music is not just entertainment, but also a powerful political force that can be used as the voice of people who need to be heard. The second half of the first stanza reads, “While the black bands sweatin’/and the rhythm rhymes rollin’/got to give us what we want/gotta give us what we need/” (Ridenhour et al 1). In this first part of the…

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