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    The 1940’s and 1950’s, an era where conformity, materialism, and sexual repression was the norm in America. Conformity was encouraged by President Eisenhower and if anybody thought differently they were dubbed a communist or “commie”. A counter culture group emerged aiming to radicalize young people to open their eyes to deception in America society and culture-enters the Beat Generation. The Beat Generation was a social and literary movement that was forming post World War II. The Beats were a group of writers that opposed conventional writing, spoke about issues regarding race, sex, and class, and rejected many cultural principles that was happening post war. The Origin of the Beats was in 1943, Allen Ginsberg meets Lucien Carr at Columbia University. Carr introduces Ginsberg to Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. From there, the Beat Generation arises and their movement was faced with criticism along the way. The Beats received harsh criticism and negative backlash from the public, critics, and other observers. Despite the negativity, The Beat Generation prevailed throughout their journey. Allen Ginsberg’s poem Howl was banned due to obscenity by custom officials. The 1950’s was the most sexually…

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    The novel Junky by William S. Burroughs tells the tale of a man named William Lee and his addiction to "Junk". He goes from a middle-class existence in the Midwest to selling and using drugs in New York City, from morphine to marijuana to cocaine to heroin. The book discusses almost every aspect of a junkie's life, from obtaining their drugs, to using them, to avoiding the police, to "Junk Sickness" also known as withdrawal, to prison time for drug possession, to other actions a heroin junkie…

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    wrong thing at the wrong moment. If our curiosity is not aloud to get the best of us how are we to learn? When society gets ahold of you it is difficult to escape its grasp. In “Alone on a Mountaintop,” by Jack Kerouac, it explains how he tries to forget society’s rules and break-free. Alberto does something similar in his essay, “The Secret Lion.” Alberto Rios attempts to defy society, at much younger age than Kerouac, and gets hurt because of it. The “Beat Generation” included authors who…

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    Often referred to as the beatniks, a parody of the USSR’s “Sputnik” (Enck), the Beat Generation stands in stark contrast to 1950’s American culture. With the rapid emergence of a post-WWII society - suburbs and consumerism, traditional family values and an exclusion of the extreme - entered the authors who rejected it. Their ideology, shocking to those of their time, ultimately led to the creation of a nation-wide literary movement. The roots of this movement took place during 1944 near Columbia…

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    1) I have never chosen to read a nonfiction book on my own time because when I think nonfiction I oftentimes think of something boring and dry. The ones I have read have been strictly informational and in general very uninteresting. However, I am excited to read a biography as as of late there have been quite a few I have wanted to read and I think I will find them more interesting than what I traditionally associate with nonfiction books. 2) I am reading the memoir Let's Pretend This Never…

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    short amount of time to confer. Once they were done, they did, in fact, perform a new trick that they had created in that time. (“How Smart Are Animals?”) The dolphins’ ability to work together toward a common goal shows that dogs, too, can work together towards the goal of driving the sled without being forced because of a shared desire to do so. Although Jack London should not be considered a “nature faker,” there is evidence to the contrary. It can be said that animals are not truly…

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    to maintain contact with both ends of the spectrum. To Thoreau, it was all about a balance of the two worlds to achieve inner peace and happiness. “I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours” (Walden). This quote from Walden, explains that because of his experiment in the woods, he realized that he can live the life that he…

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    Harley Davidson Case Study

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    breadth of product line, market innovation, and brand recognition, Harley-Davidson holds a high position in terms of its competitors with a score of 43 as opposed to that of BMW (39), Honda (37), and Suzuki (34). When analyzing Harley-Davidson as a company using a SWOT analysis, one can see that the strengths clearly outweigh the weaknesses. For Harley-Davidson, strengths include customer loyalty, connection to freedom, and marketability. The connection to freedom is a big part of the…

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    Harley-Davidson is recognized as one of the top five largest motorcycle manufacturers in the world. Founded by three brothers William, Arthur and Walter in 1903, Harley-Davidson has related its brand to a lifestyle of individuality, adventure and freedom. The goal of the organization was not just on selling a motorcycle, but to also sell an experience. Through its participation in Harley Owners’ Group (HOG), the organization created an opportunity to develop a relationship with consumers and…

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    Motocross Research Paper

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    By the late 1960s, Japanese bike organizations started testing the European processing plants for amazingness in the motocross world. Suzuki guaranteed the primary big showdown for a Japanese manufacturing plant when Joël Robert won the 1970 250 cc crown.[9] The main stadium motocross occasion was held in 1972 at the Los Angeles Coliseum.[10] In 1975, a 125 cc big showdown was introduced.[2] European riders kept on ruling motocross all through the 1970s be that as it may, by the 1980s, American…

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