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    What do we consider innocence, and how do we hold on to it? Innocence can be defined as freedom from sin or moral wrong, but could the word take on more than just its denotation? When we are young, many of our guardians intend to preserve our innocence through thoughtfully considered exposure. However, in Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, viewers see the effects numerous emotionally charged moments can have on a child. By using cinematic realism in Boyhood, Linklater creates a work depicting loss of innocence as each character matures. Setting out to record life on film, he captures each moment in the construction of a character wise beyond their years. Katy Steinmetz of Time Magazine describes Richard Linklater’s Boyhood as an “unprecedented project”…

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    Auteur of Coming of Age Richard Linklater is a self-taught director who has been creating films since the 90’s. His films are intensely honest and realistic in their depiction of life. In order to be an auteur it is necessary to create movies in which a part of them resides in each of their films. This is true of Wes Anderson and his dream world, and of the Coen Brothers and their dark humour, moreover, Richard Linklater is an auteur in that he uses his personal experiences to build his films.…

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    While my mom watched the news and listened to Garth Brooks, the world of entertainment released new material everyday. The Boy is Mine by Brandy and Monica reigned supreme over “Too Close” by Next (On This Day in History). Brandy and Monica’s “The Boy is Mine” spent 13 weeks as number one on Billboard Hot 100 charts. A close contender for second was “My All” by Mariah Carey (Billboard). As a bloody yet heartwarming film, Saving Private Ryan sold out movie theaters across the nation. Saving…

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    “Richard Cory”, written by Edwin Arlington Robinson, portrays a man’s life story only through the effect of his personality upon those who admire him. The poem is separated into four stanzas, each unfolding a different aspect of the protagonist’s life represented by the townspeople. This poem is devoid of almost any literary elements and figurative language; however, the words themselves still have resonance. By formulating assumptions and opinions of how the other half lives, the “people on the…

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    town as appearance-based, a place full of people who only care about a spotless reputation and how the rest of the world sees them. The first textual example is “a mean town, a hard, stingy town,” where the author is referring to the deeper description of Hadleyburg. The narrator uses this quote to explain how Hadleyburg may seem like an utterly perfect community with core values and strong morals, but underneath they only care about the way they look and how to keep a chaste name. The second…

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    CAMBRIDGE- Glitter and imagery have recently announced that after being used by Edwin Arlington Robinson to describe Richard Cory, they have officially announced poetry war on Cory. Glitter and Imagery have accused Cory of taking away self-esteem and confidence within the lower class in “Richard Cory.” In an interview with Glitter, he was very frustrated and stated, “ that people don’t realize Cory’s true nature. They need to begin to understand how much of a jerk he is!”…

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    The Beatles mostly sang about peace and love, experimenting with different concepts on the subject and various instruments. George Harrison introduced the sitar in some of their later albums. Originally, they started as a simple pop band and eventually grew and developed into a rock and roll band. Most of their fan base was composed of teenage girls, while the Rolling Stones attracted every one of every age. They would have to think of creative and clever ways to sneak lyrics about sex and drugs…

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    “A Good Man is hard to get" is a novel that has a good construction in the context of the idea that the author wants to put across. Just like any other novel, there are many characters that have been used in this novel in order to help in the establishment of the plot and the presentation of the themes of the novel. I n this novel, the author has used various main characters such as the Misfit and his crew, the grandmother and her co family. However, there are also other minor characters whom…

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    Themes are universal lessons and subjects in a piece of writing or book. Both Hamlet and the Twelfth Night have universal themes. The two plays teach valuable lessons throughout the actions going on. Readers are able to recognize themes throughout the plays based on the specific characteristics of each of the plays. The two books have some clear differences. The Twelfth Night was written in 1601 while Hamlet was written in 1599. The different times of being written can allow the reader to…

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    Watergate's Abuse Of Power

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    Watergate as defined by most historians, is one of the most prominent scandals that erupted in the years of Richard Nixon 's second term involving the break-down of Nixon 's administration amidst a very dangerous political scandal that shocked the beliefs of the American people and changed the view of the commander-in-chief 's position forever. Watergate is known as the largest abuse of power by an executive office in modern American history. President Nixon and his administration were not the…

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