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    The fragrant smell of cookies fresh out of the oven and the faint sound of humming over Saturday morning cartoons. These were a few of the things that I associated with grandmothers when I was younger. Red lipstick kisses and stern smacks on the butt when a child was in trouble. These were also things that I correlated with grandmothers. Growing up as a member of the black community, I was fed the community narrative that the grandmother is the root of the family. She provides warmth, wisdom, and soul food. She plants seeds of resilience in her offspring with the hope that they will pass on their lessons and triumphs to their own children. She wears multiple hats: caregiver, counselor, worst nightmare (only when the situation calls for it), and confidant. However, there was a conflicting narrative being fed to me by mother. A narrative of neglect, abuse, and favoritism that prevented me from establishing a connection with my biological grandmother at an early age. Her location in Florida only widened the distance, both physical and emotional, because you cannot receive red…

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    My aunt is still looking a job and practicing her language. In my opinion, as an example to my aunt people should get hired in different places where they don’t need to speak well English with a little of English should be enough. My aunt knows how to read English, but her problem is speaking it. It took her a while to learn so much, but she finally got her first interview at the same store I was working at. Some like my aunt should have to go through so much to learn English and wait to get…

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    Moving in with a best friend Coming home to an empty guess room and spare keys on the key ring is not how you want to end a weekend. Saturday morning I received a text from my best friend, we had been having issues with our living situation. The pain of knowing my best friend just packed up and left was terrible, I was basically losing my best friend. Senior year is full of excitement with prom and graduation all just at your fingertips. Also full of decisions like what you are going to do for…

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    Adam's Equity Theory

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    Intro Performance issues and motivation is an understanding that is needed in every job. Performance issues can be skill driven, however, most performance issues are driven by motivation. As Baack (2012) stated motivation is at the beginning of behaviors, maintains it, and can end it. It is important to understand the driver of the performance issue and identify a performance plan to assist in correcting the issue. In reviewing a performance issue around production, we are going to review…

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    Animation and live action are two very different types of films, each kept in a different world and rarely cross over into the other. Cartoons and the animated characters that are crafted for them live in a world that defies logic, normal limitations, and have their own physical laws; it is a world only limited by the imagination of the artists and their tools. The real world, one that people are more familiar with, knows the restrictions and limited possibilities of what a person can do in this…

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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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    together and solve a murder. This pair is from opposite worlds, one is a cartoon, from Toon Town, and the other is a regular person from the normal world. From the beginning to the end, I was engulfed in this movie. Either I had questions about the story and how producers created so many of these scenes, or I just could not stop laughing at how hilarious this movie is. Who Framed Roger Rabbit uses elements of narrative, cinematography, special effects, and acting to make an out of the box and a…

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    Gene Basset's Controversy

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    During the 1990s, Gene Basset drew an untitled editorial cartoon to stress the importance of the controversy about economic development and preservation of the natural environment. Basset’s editorial cartoon depicts a man representing the Billboard Lobby holding a chainsaw and shouting “obstructionist” at a tree, Although Basset’s cartoon seems straightforward, it can be inferred that he was trying to stress the importance of the battle to limit or to expand billboards up and down highways. This…

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    Symbolism by definition is the usage of certain objects or signs to stand for bigger meanings, concepts or ideas. In the first cartoon the beaten up man with that head which looks like the earth is a symbol for the earth, the cartoonist meant by that image to show people the bad effects of overpopulation on the earth, and that earth will no longer be able to face this problem or handle its effects. In the second cartoon the earth is being presented by a man or a boy being showered, the…

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    through time in multiple ways like video, songs, writing and through art. Of the many forms of art used to capture situations, cartoons have become a popular type in the most current time. Cartoons have been used since the 1700s to depict different situations in seriousness or humor. Cartoons appear in the form of movies and television shows to bring smiles to its viewers and even in the form of comics to bring out the adolescence in any person. They have been known to entertain the viewers,…

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    Family Guy Gender Analysis

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    In Western society, cartoons are found everywhere. The appear on television, in magazines, in newspapers, and in their own novels. It is not a surprise then to think that these cartoons have a great influence in our cultures: both positive and negative. However, looking at all these different types of cartoons would take ages to decipher to find their pros and cons. To narrow the focus, I have chosen to focus on adult and children’s cartoons in film/television. Specifically, Family Guy for the…

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