The Elder Brother

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  • Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire

    scenes of his brutal interrogation in the police station and also his tension-filled time on the show. The term ‘slumdog’ is an informal word referring to an underprivileged person, typically a child who resides in a slum, an overcrowded area in a city with poor living conditions (MacMillandictionary.com). The main social group depicted in the story is the children from the slums of Mumbai and Boyle portrays this social group through the use of plot devices such as flashbacks, location devices including setting and various camera angles. One way that the ‘slumdogs’ are showcased in the movie is through its plot. The plot centers on Jamal’s difficult childhood. This is evident especially during the first hour of the film where Jamal and his brother Salim, experience the harsh reality living in a slum. During a scene, when the host of the game show is reading out possible answers to a question, the flashbacks of Jamal’s life begin. Jamal, Salim, along with Latika, a girl Jamal believes is his true love, can be seen in a local landfill, collecting and sorting out garbage. The film cuts into an aerial shot of the landfill. There is a sense of anticipation from this clip because the aerial shot is firstly foggy and when it clears up, audience are able to see the vastness of the landfill, where children and adults are seen picking trash from mountains of garbage. Whilst focusing on these scenes, the diegetic sound of birds flying and construction sounds can be heard to give the…

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  • Feinility Vs. Masculinity In Chinua's Things Fall Apart

    Onkonkwo states clearly that he wants to distance himself as much as possible from his father. He believes his father is weak and lacking any quality of a strong warrior or contributor to the clan, he is effeminate. Therefore, Okonkwo endeavors to be a strong warrior and a powerful elder with many titles. It is then understandable that the Umuofia, and in particular Onkonkwo, would distain the whites for making their young lazy and reliant on the whites. When Okonkwo's own son joins the…

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  • Helix Chapter Summary

    wounds to their enemies, and was something that could not be extracted from the enemies wound. It is said that these weapons “obscure the very rays of the sun” and which is why they wanted calm weather, because bad weather made them want to keep peace (Pliny, XVI, 491). Pliny goes on to say that Italy had won the war, because the reed that grows from the river in Bologna trumped all other reeds that were suitable for an arrow. The Reno reed contains the largest amount of pith, it has the…

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  • The Boy In The Striped Pajamas Literary Analysis

    “Life’s Greatest Illusion” (A Critique of “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” Using Aristotle’s “Poetics”) “What is life’s greatest illusion?” Is a question asked in a very popular video game called “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” The answer to the question given is “Innocence….” It invokes a powerful idea of whether or not innocence exists. The movie “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” follows the story of a young boy named Bruno living in Nazi Germany. His father is an officer in the SS and Bruno’s…

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  • Patriarchy In Pompeii

    which is most likely the reason as to why the temple had what was described as being “Very Egyptian in design” (37). It was incredibly well preserved, considered the best in the ancient city, due to the volcanic ash that protected its exterior. The temple had been restored, after an earthquake years before the eruption, and dedicated to an up-and-coming politician who was only six years old. The temple has been open to the public for over two hundred years, since its discovery, and still remains…

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  • Personal Narrative-Julia's Home

    Julia took another large sip of her white wine. The date she was one—the fourth date in the span of a week—was proceeding at a pace Julia perceived as very slow. She looks down at her phone to check the time, and sees it has only been a minute since her date—Claude—left to take a phone call. “Gods and goddesses, please make this more bearable,” Julia grumbled underneath her breath seconds before her date appeared again at their table. “So, where was I?” Claude asked, returning to his seat,…

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  • Brutus And Antony's Speech Analysis

    The play “Julius Caesar” explained two men named Brutus and Antony who both presented speeches in front of their town with different meanings about the assassination of Caesar. Antony had to ask Brutus for permission to speak at Caesar’s funeral. His despairing emotion and speech drawed the crowds special attention. Antony speech does not show any praise of caesar but does show sympathy and memorable memories that caesar did for his town. This whole situation sums a complete catastrophe. If…

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  • Cause And Effect Of Elder Abuse

    Elder abuse is an often ignored, undiagnosed, violation of rights that can result in depression and anxiety, as well as physical symptoms ranging from slight injuries to permanent damage or death, and it has been suggested that 10% of the elderly in the United States experience some form of abuse (Dong, 2014). According to the World Health Organization, elder abuse is “a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of…

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  • Shakespeare In The Bush Analysis

    particular", but Bohannan believed that human nature was fairly similar anywhere you traveled around the world, an individual would be able to understand and interpret Shakespeare's simple plots of good vs. evil. But soon after arriving in Africa, Bohannan sat down with the elders as they drank beer one morning and questioned what paper she…

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  • Roles Of Women In Roman Empires

    During both the Roman and Persian Empires, women played an important and pivotal role in their societies. These women held both public and political positions in their empires, and possessed the authority that women in previous times had never had before. Both the Roman and Persian women who obtained this power did so in different ways, and these women also both conducted themselves differently once obtaining this uncommon privilege. Livia and Esther were both some of the first patricians in…

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