The Goldbergs

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  • Ethel Rosenberg Stereotypes

    Jewish mothers that emerged during this time period, Molly Goldberg and Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg. Molly Goldberg, a fictional character played by Gertrude Berg, represented the Jewish families that adopted American values and as a result saw an increase in economic prosperity and opportunities in different fields. Ethel Rosenberg, a woman convicted of committing espionage through revealing atomic secrets to the Soviets, portrayed the “dark underside of the American dream.” Even though they were cast as stereotypes, the realities of both Gertrude and Ethel’s lives rebelled against the ideas of the conventional Jewish women during the 1950s. Molly Goldberg and Ethel Rosenberg were the two most prevalent stereotypes that emerged about Jewish mothers in the 1950s. Molly, the heroine of the radio show and TV sitcom “The Goldbergs,” became the “quintessential representation of the American Jewish mother in popular culture.” Widely accepted by all Americans, Jewish and non-Jewish, Molly was described as “‘kind-hearted,’ ‘humane,’ ‘gentle,’ ‘gracious,’ ‘sympathetic,’ and ‘tender,’” and it was this stereotype that improved the public opinion of Jewish women during the 1950s. The reason that the Molly stereotype became popular was due to the lack of political content on the show. When interviewed, Berg said, “[I try not to bring in] anything that will bother people… unions, politics, fundraising, Zionism, socialism… The Goldbergs are not defensive about their Jewishness, or…

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  • Rube Goldberg Machines

    Inside our class textbook is a photograph of a Rube Goldberg machine. These types of machines are ones that are created to perform a relatively simple task in the most convoluted way, usually through chain reactions (or cause and effect). In this photograph, the task to be performed is to tug a light chain to turn a light bulb to light up. In order for this to happen, many things must occur, in specific order, first. This is much like life. A person wishes to go to college to study science…

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  • Whoopie Goldberg Biography

    From Bill Gates’ book cover to Whoopie Goldberg lying in a tub of milk, Annie Leibovitz has photographed a nearly astonishing amount of celebrities in the course of her career, and she’s still active in her profession. She began with Rolling Stone magazine in 1970 as a staff photographer, though her talent became apparent rather early on, and she found herself serving as the tour photographer for the Rolling Stones in 1975, just five years later. Mick Jagger understood that he wanted his band…

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  • Michael Goldberg Nacimera Analysis

    1. Why was the article by Michael Buckland, “Histories, heritages, and the past: The case of Emanuel Goldberg” was given as the first reading for the course? The case of Emmanuel Goldberg illustrates the convoluted path back to the origin of an idea as well as the factors that contributed to its blurred out past. His work shows the intricacies of social memory, as the ‘erasure’ of Emmanuel Goldberg and his life’s work was so multifaceted—confounded by politics, war, nationalism, physical…

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  • The Montessori Method Scientific Pedagogy

    Students have been learning by leaps and bounds throughout February. Time flies when you’re having fun, and in a leap year! Whether its heart-pumping excitement at the fire department, investigating beyond your average brainteaser, rocking out in geology, or commemorating America by learning from its’ history, students are challenging their academic achievements. This month has been absolutely extraordinary, and we are happy to share with you a little about the wonderful activities your…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Goldberg

    In asserting that he has not written his book to extract revenge on his coworkers, Goldberg declares: "Anyone who writes a book to be vindictive is almost certainly insane.... my guess is it would be easier to give birth to triplets than write a book, especially if you've never written one before." (By this logic, perhaps Goldberg should have given birth to triplets and really made the network brass squirm.) This statement is unconvincing, though, since literary action was probably the best--if…

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  • Rube Goldberg Created

    Rube Goldberg and Beyond As a High School Physics student in my Junior year, I was placed on a team and asked to build a Rube Goldberg machine. I had seen several YouTube videos on these ball rolling, random ramps, fast moving machines…but were we able to build our own construction marvel for extra credit? Rube Goldberg began his career as an engineer and later to become a American Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist. His vision of taking everyday household items and making them into crazy…

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  • Rube Goldberg Research Paper

    The self-operating napkin is a famous cartoon that sums up what Rube Goldberg machines are all about: creating a machine(or contraption or invention or device or apparatus) that uses a chain reaction to accomplish a very simple task in a very complicated manner. For example, the self-operating napkin accomplishes the simple task of wiping the chin through this convoluted series of events: lifting a soup spoon (A) pulls a string (B) that jerks a ladle (C) that then throws a cracker (D) past a…

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  • The Portrayal Of Political Parties And Bias In The Media

    someone thinks and want the rest of the people to have similar ideas and thoughts. Not everyone is bias or at least the thoughts and beliefs are not pushed upon to others. Being biased means favoring or being against something. The person being biased has a way of thinking that will not change and will not admit when are wrong. Whatever beliefs people have they tend to convince or push the thoughts and beliefs to others. Many people have felt or experienced the bias in the media. John Stossel…

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  • Rube Goldberg Machine: An Analysis

    affected the society by contributing primarily their advanced technology. Many of their advanced technology consisted of simple machines such as the lever, screw, cranes, and gears. These simple machines allowed the performance of work be held effortlessly. In my Rube Goldberg Machine we demonstrated the key aspects, of the ancient Greeks society by focusing on the five different components and representing their advanced technological accomplishments. Ancient Greece the native home of western…

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