Theresa Saldana

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  • Essay On Kidnapping

    intentionally following, harassing, tormenting or intimidating a person. I view stalking as micro-terrorism, meaning that opposed to a population it is done with the focus typically on an individual. A stalker can range from a deranged fan to an estranged romantic partner. They could also be a complete stranger to the victim. The one thing that all stalkers have in common is the repeated behavior. This is the master key in stalking as a crime. The behavior of the offender must be at such a level that a reasonable person would conclude it was not coincidental or accidental. In the 1990s stalking was finally brought to the forefront of the national imagination. Theresa Saldana, an actress in the 1970s-1990s was attacked by a deranged fan who said he was on a “divine mission” and intended to win Ms. Saldana by “sending her to eternity”(nytimes.com). In 1989 the model turned actress Rebecca Schaeffer was shot and killed by a delusional fan at the age of 21. Then in 1995 the singer Selena was shot to death by the president of her fan club(at first thought to be the actions of another deranged fan, but there may be more to that story) (imdb.com and boiography.com). The public outrage surrounding these senseless deaths was enormous. Something had to be done, but what? California was the first state to enact legislation in the effort to curb the seemingly sudden stalking craze. All states now have anti-stalking legislation. Some states such as Alabama and Alaska have…

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  • Monomyth In Avatar

    The amazing world of Pandora with the story that was created by James Cameron to demonstrate Joseph Campbell’s monomyth. Campbell observed that the hero went through many similar situations in every story. The hero begins to separate from their daily life to go initiation a quest that they finish the quest and return home. However, Cameron designed the film Avatar in some a more modern plot of the hero and used a lot of effects to complete the whole monomyth. The whole story of the Na’Vi and…

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  • Avatar Leadership Influence

    Culture and Influence In her position of leadership, Mo’at reinforces the clan’s current culture, as well as to exert direct influence on the cultural changes that take place as the clan’s social structure evolves. Our first introduction to the character takes place in Hometree as she meets an Avatar prisoner. During her first interaction with Jake Sully in his Avatar form, she challenges the conventions currently held by the Na’vi by allowing Jake, a member of the “Sky people”, the opportunity…

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  • Gender Stratification In Avatar

    The feature film Avatar, is an animated film that was written and directed by the illustrious Canadian writer, director, and producer James Cameron. The film was released December 18, 2009. After moving to the U.S in 1971 Cameron decided to attend the University of California where he majored in physics, after graduating he decided to pursue his passion in screenwriting. Some of his best work includes directing groundbreaking and iconic films such as The Terminator movies and Titanic, which of…

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  • Essay On Avatar

    The movie I decided to watch for my Film Review was Avatar, written and directed by James Cameron. Avatar was presented by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and in association with Dune Entertainment, Ingenious Film Partners, and Lightstorm Entertainment. Written originally in 1994, and eventually get filmed in The United States and New Zealand, James Cameron watched his script get brought to life. Avatar was just another success on Cameron’s record, following Titanic (1997) that broke all…

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  • Avatar Globalisation

    A house is often regarded as a home, however this is debatable in many respects. Through globalisation and literature, the representation of a home is not necessarily a ‘house’, as is a house is not necessarily a ‘home’. There are many representations of home within literary contexts, and through an examination of James Cameron’s 2009 highest grossing film of all time, Avatar, I will discuss how deterritorialisation identifies with the idea of home, and how the film exemplifies this idea. In…

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  • Imilie Du Châtelet Research Paper

    Émilie Du Châtelet was born in Paris, France on December 17, 1706. Her name at birth was Gabrielle-Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil. She was born into nobility and spent her childhood at a château in Paris. Her cousins described her as “tall, gangly, and awkward”, and her parents feared she would not find a husband since she was not beautiful. To solve this problem, they decided to educate her, hoping that that would help her find a suitable husband. She became beautiful later in her life, but…

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  • Marie Antoinette The Wicked Queen

    ultimately written her in a negative light, not at all the once beloved girl who had won the hearts of the French people. Contemporary public opinion expressed through propaganda has skewed the historical perspective on Marie Antoinette. Scapegoated and demonized, Marie Antoinette was not the wicked queen she has been portrayed as. The future queen of France was born Maria Antoina Josepha Joanna of the Habsburg Empire on November 2, 1755. As every girl child born was given the traditional name…

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  • Marie Antoinette Research Paper

    perform gracefully at court events. Her way of life in Austria was pretty simple. Her parents were so busy that her education was neglected, and her governess spoiled her. She hated reading and showed no interest in geography or history; thus, at the age of thirteen, she could not read nor write well and did not know much history either. Her French was not that fluent and was full of German constructions and phrases. Yet, despite of her inability to read or write well, she excelled in dancing,…

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