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  • Humanity In Isaac Asimov's 'Robot Dreams'

    Throughout all events in history and through all decades of art and literature, one thing has been made abundantly clear: Humans do not enjoy oppression. Humanity is consistent in its innate desire to fight any oppressive leader or social behavior that infringes on their rights as an individual. Whether it be through social and political movements or war, humankind has shown that what every individual wants - above all else - is freedom. They crave the freedom to live as they choose, protecting and preserving their ability to pursue a life worth living. This is what humans do. So, what if technology were to be given the intellect of a human? Given the emotional capabilities and psychological connections of a human, would a being of mechanical nature respond to oppression in the same way? This is a topic explored often in literature in works science fiction and many different perspectives on the matter can be found throughout the genre. Two examples of this are Ray Bradbury’s “Marionettes Inc.” and Isaac Asimov’s “Robot Dreams”. There is an important underlying theme that connects these two pieces of fiction. Through these stories Asimov and Bradbury show that creating artificial intelligence holds the danger of creating technology too similar to humans and in doing so, summons the threat of said technology expressing two inevitable human behaviors: refusal to live under oppression, and desire for self-preservation. In Ray Bradbury’s “Marionette’s Inc” we find an…

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  • Character Analysis: The Lurking Fear

    “The Outsider” a short story in “The Lurking Fear” by H.P. Lovecraft. It is a simple story on the surface but it can be thought provoking if you read deeper. It is about a man trying to find out where he is and why. Even though the story is in a collection of macabre horror it is more of a mystery than horror story till the end. The writer’s descriptions are so vivid that the reader does not notice the lack of characters. “I know not where I was born, save that the castle was infinitely old and…

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  • Forest Hill Paper Company Case Study

    increase with thicker basis weights. (See Exhibit 1 for material costs associated with each product, or grade.) Thus, unit level (or volume-related) drivers made sense for applying certain types of overhead to products. However, other important costs were incurred without respect to volume. For example, grade changes induce instabilities into the manufacturing process that result in scrap until the process resumes stability. On average, production engineers estimate that approximately one-half…

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  • Comparison Of Body Image And The Media

    When speaking of body image and the media, first thing that comes to mind is how our bodies should be portrayed to keep up with new trends and body styles. This is shown simply through all sorts of magazine outlets, some such as vibes, Herbalife, victory secret, fashion and GQ. Media has a great way in portraying what the ideal body representation should be and it is mainly advertised through most of our icons and celebrities. In the process of constructing my consciousness raising group,…

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  • Cinematic Techniques In Goodfellas And Casino By Martin Scorsese

    “Never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut.” Known for his infamous creations of film which usually have a depiction of violence and liberal use of profanity, Martin Scorsese has had an overwhelming abundance of success in the film industry. In this essay I will discuss how the director Martin Scorsese uses certain techniques such as long tracking shots, freeze frames and the structure of his films in the films like “Goodfellas” and “Casino”. I will discuss and analyse these…

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  • Women's Magazine Analysis

    fixes actually work for woman. What are these magazines selling to the women of america? Women 's magazines sell the women of an america dreams. I studied a few women 's magazines Woman’s World, SHAPE, and First for Women. One of the magazines I read was First for Women one thing i noticed when i first picked up the magazine is the massive quick fix weight loss ads on the cover. Its draws a lot of attention from the readers since a lot of women are very self conscious about their health to pick…

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  • Sex, Lies, & Advertising By Gloria Steinam

    How often do you get drawn to an advertisement because the first thing that you see is a pretty and hot women? Magazines have been around for several decades but even though only a few people reads them, they still influence old and modern day society. The article, “Sex, Lies, & Advertising” by Gloria Steinam tries to offer a better understanding into the magazine industry and how they operate. Steinam talks about how all magazine companies uses feminism to sale their product. She explains that…

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  • The Negative Effects Of Photoshop In The Media

    Advertisements and magazine images play an enormous role in today’s society. They inform the people in the world as to what is happening, of all the new products that are on the market, and of new fashion and beauty products. Although media is very informative, it can also have a negative effect on society. It has the most negative effect on teen girls and guys because they already struggle with body image issues, self-esteem, and acceptance. One of the biggest causes to blame is Photoshop in…

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  • Fashion Magazine Analysis

    texts are everywhere and have a huge influence on people in distinct areas all over the world. In terms of fashion magazines, it is one of the most influential media texts that affect young females’ everyday life. It has been introduced to people for over a hundred years and it impacts them greatly on their fashion choices, lifestyle and the most importantly, their values (Bowerman, 2015). As one of the most popular magazines globally, Vogue was founded in 1892 by Arthur Turnure. The magazine’s…

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  • The Role Of Stereotypes In Advertising

    To make an image be perfect or stand out in the crowd, a bit of photo manipulation needs to occur. Many people do not realize how significantly advertisements have changed the original image to sell their product. Glamour, a fashion magazine, conducted a survey about their readers’ opinions about advertisements with photoshopped images (Seigal 29). There were 1000 women who answered the survey. When the data was collected, the process of editing small areas of flawed skin, flyaway hair, and…

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