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    Robert Duvall’s The Apostle (1997) is a film which depicts the modern religious man. The Apostle E.F. (played by Duvall) is met with scrutiny and doubt in the beginning of the film, eventually leading him to loose his standing in the congregation, act out violently and leave town all together. The citizens of the town do not understand or respect his religious fervor, however, in his new community, found in Bayou Butte, he begins to make positive change through God. The Apostle E.F. comes into the town as a stranger, the audience is aware of his sorted past, but the people whom he is helping are only aware of his good intention and charisma. This is extremely important. He is constantly seeking redemption from his past. Despite many lapses in judgment and his questionable moral character, he always…

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    Reading the article “What Happened and Why?” by Patrick Rael, I personally thought that he was trying to educate us readers about how to write like a historian. However, the way he chose to convey the information was unclear and confusing. When I started to read the article I found it very difficult to connect. His thesis is a clear statement in the beginning, but his choice of words and grammar is hard to, as a reader, understand. Despite this, I was able to get useful information from his…

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    Bedroom Observation Essay

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    Every kid wants to experiment when they are younger. Some of us just seem to make a massive mess when we do it. Of course our parents always tell us that we should be careful not to stain our carpets with anything, and that is where I made my mistake. I was sitting in my room bored with nothing to do. May I remind you that this is not a good thing for a seven year old to be doing. I was thinking about what I should do, and it came to me. I wanted to make a colorful painting! I ran upstairs and…

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    As far as movies go Apocalypse Now is at the very top of my list pertaining to favorite movies; although Robert Duvall performance as LtCol Kilgore may only last but a few moments, his portal of the character for me is one of the most enjoyable parts of the movie. Duvall has a history of both appearing in movies as supporting roles and delivering a performance that somehow always seems to stand out as one if not the most memorable scenes of each movie. Apocalypse Now is no exception to this…

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    This week 's topic centers around religion. In the films assigned this week we see different religions and their characteristics. The films that were assigned were "Everything is Illuminated", directed by Liev Schreiber and "The Apostle," directed by Robert Duvall. Although both films do not center around religion, they do feature certain elements that relate to the religions mentioned in the movie and us as the viewer get to explore how they affect the outcome. To start off, the movie…

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    Shaker Culture Book Report

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    an early example shaker culture when Mr. Tanner gives young Robert the pig for help and apron with the calving. Mr. Haven and Robert are fixing the fence when Mr. Tanner brings the pig Roberts father states about accepting the pig “we thank you brother Tanner but it’s not the shaker way to take frills for being neighborly” (P 21). I think this shows that in the shaker culture they feel that is not right to accept a gift or payment for doing the right thing in any given situation are helping out…

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    head of the family and the head of one large mafia family. We see his life, his family, his black work and the dramatic story that the director showed us so spectacularly and realistically ... Oscar-denied Marlon Brando is a very talented actor and an interesting man. I watched a lot of movies with him, but this role of Vito Corleone is my favorite and his best role. In this crime drama, Brando played superbly: cleanly and clearly, and his hero is the real embodiment of the godfather, the man,…

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    The perspective of a work of literature changes from the first time you set your eyes on it. My point of view of the poem Porphyria’s Lover by Robert Browning changed drastically from the beginning of this research project till now. As I looked into information over this poem and different aspects about it, I began to have more of an open mind towards it and understand the true meaning behind it. I learned that poetry has more to it that just the words that were printed on the page. It allowed…

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    in the leadership’s hands than members of the House making it acceptable for Senate to serve longer terms in order to cater to the large and diverse constituencies. Term limits are a necessary evil that we need to address now. They are evil not in a way that harms the democratic process, rather evil because it would require change and most often people are highly adverted to change. Ironic as it may be, in order to see a change in our government we first need to make a larger change that will…

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    The Matrix, on the other hand, is more than just a thought experiment. It is a narrative that is judged aesthetically, and as such its success requires that its creators produce something that will captivate and engage an audience. Carroll has asserted that, narratives, far from being complete, have gaps which need to be filled by the audience. That is, creators of narratives do not spell-out every detail of the narrative, instead, narratives rely on the elicitation of moral emotions from an…

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