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  • Gone With The Wind - 955 words
    Gone With The Wind Gone With the Wind : Born Survivors Gone With the Wind is a novel written by Margaret Mitchell which focuses on the life of a Southern belle during the Civil War. The underlying focus in Mitchell's Gone With the Wind is that only those who are born survivors will really prosper during times of true hardship. A born survivor is one who will do anything to survive, at any cost. They will get down in the dirt and work like a dog just for a day's meal; they will take something from someone else just so that they and their own can live. These people may have social advantages or they may be poor farmers. The key element in their make-up is that they want to survive, they need t ...
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  • Gone With The Wind - 1,468 words
    Gone With The Wind The time is 1861, and the action is centered around Atlanta Georgia, and the surrounding area. It begins at Tara, the OHara plantation. Scarlett quickly moves to Atlanta, soon after her late husbands death. she returns to Tara, though, during the burning of Atlanta by the Yankees. Once she has made Tara successful again, and she needs money for the house, she gets Frank Kennedy to marry her. So she moves back to Atlanta. Once Frank is killed, Scarlett marries Rhett, and the two of them build a huge house outside of the city. Characters Scarlett OHara-Hamilton-Kennedy-Butler The main character of the book, Scarlett was very beautiful, and very stubborn. With her "magnolia w ...
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  • Gone With The Wind - 1,448 words
    ... s head field hand. When Scarlett was attacked by the Yankee and nigger outside of Atlanta before frank died, it was Sam who saved her, Sam who took her home. He could have been killed, and was running from the law because he killed a man, but he loved the OHara family for being so good to him enough to save Scarlett. Or you could look at Mammy. She was Ellens mammy, first, and when Ellen married Gerald, she came with. Mammy brought up the girls, and was always someone to talk to, a strong post in the storm to hold on to. It was mammy who Scarlett longed to run to when she was upset, after her mother died. Mammy and Tara, that is. There were Pork, and Dicley. Pork was Geralds main man, wh ...
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  • Gone With The Wind By Mitchell - 1,042 words
    Gone With The Wind By Mitchell The novel being summarized is titled Gone with the Wind, written by Margaret Mitchell. It was published in 1936, after it took her seven years to write, and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1937. Gone with the Wind was the only book Ms. Mitchell wrote and is an American Classic. Gone with the Wind was a story of men and women living in the south during the war between the states and of the souths transformation after the was. The novel began in about 1861 at Tara and Twelve Oaks, two southern plantations in Georgia. We were given a glance of the hospitality and generosity of plantation life. When the men went off to war, the women moved to Atlanta. While in Atlanta, the ...
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  • A Good Man Is Hard To Find By Flannery Oconnor - 1,311 words
    "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" by Flannery O'Connor "A Good Man Is Hard To Find," by Flannery O'Connor, presents many topics that can be discussed and debated. Christianity is one of the main topics that influence this paper and its meaning. The exploration for the meaning of the Christian faith is continuous throughout O'Connor's paper. Christianity is filled with sin and punishment, good and evil, belief and unbelief, but grandmother fully tells her opinion as she tries to convince "The Misfit" that he is a good Christian man before he kills her. Foreshadowing, personification, and the meaning of religion are all main points effecting the reader as they interpret this story. Foreshadowing is ...
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  • A Good Man Is Hard To Find O Conner - 1,085 words
    ... the back window. He waved. 'He didn't have any britches on,' June Star said. 'He probably didn't have any,' the grandmother explained. 'Little niggers in the country don't have things like we do. If I could paint that picture,' she said. The grandmother's pretty picture is ruined when the little boy shows his bum to her. The old women's attempt to look beyond a blatant reality and make it pretty is being mocked by O'Connor. The author has blended the line between the satirical and the lyrical to form a beauty that would not be considered a standard pretty picture. The same blending of the satirical and the lyrical occurs later in the story with the children playing with Red Sammy's monke ...
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  • A Good Man Is Hard To Findand Write About - 1,311 words
    A Good Man Is Hard To Find(And Write About=) Ravi B. Lucas April 18, 2000 A Good Man Is Hard to Find The story of A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery OConnor has been debated and analyzed so much because it can be interpreted one thousand different ways. OConnors characters are usually searching for an elusive salvation, and her stories illustrate her views on the human condition. Many spiritual themes weave their way through her work, but never seem to achieve their intended ends. In this story, groups of criminals massacre an entire family while their ringleader discusses theology with the family's grandmother, only a hundred feet away. The source of the misinterpretation of the storys ...
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  • About The 70s - 521 words
    About The 70'S Tonight I will be speaking about one of the most controversial eras of our time. The 70s. When terms like Pardy Hardy! Goin' Cruizin' Right On! ROCK ON!! and Shake your Booty were getting used in everyday conversation. Guys wore their hair long and in afros. Pet rocks were a kids best friend, and mood rings let you know if someone was feeling down. 8 tracks had came and gone, with cassette tapes taking over in a hurry. For the weekend fun, disco clubs were the place to be. If you didnt feel like dancing, cruising the highway while on your CB radio was the alternative, that was if the gas shortage wasnt to bad. You wouldnt have been alarmed if you saw a crazed naked guy running ...
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  • Americans Visit The Movies Everyday In Search Of A Couple Hours Filled With Mind - 439 words
    Americans visit the movies everyday in search of a couple hours filled with mind blowing entertainment. Is it the digitally re-mastered sound, the out-of-this-world special effects, or tear jerker dramas? New movies are released every week, but what movies are the top grossing movies of all time? What is it that got these movies to the top twenty? The following is a list of the top twenty grossing movies of all time: Movie Year Total Gross (Millions) 1. Titanic 1997 $601 2. Star Wars 1977 $461 3. Star Wars: Episode I 1999 $431 4. E.T. 1982 $400 5. Jurassic Park 1993 $357 6. Forest Gump 1994 $329 7. Lion King, The 1994 $313 8. Star Wars: Episode VI 1983 $309 9. Independence Day 1996 $305 10. ...
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  • Arthur Miller And Tennessee Williams, Including A Streetcar Named Desire - 4,269 words
    ... g the subject matter of Face to Face (1975) overly familiar and rating his English-language The Serpent's Egg (1977) an overall failure. Autumn Sonata (1978) and From the Life of the Marionettes (1980) were critical successes, however, although the latter failed at the box office. Fanny and Alexander (1983), a rich and fantastic portrait of childhood in a theatrical family, was regarded as one of his finest films and won an Academy Award for best foreign language film of 1983. Subsequently, Bergman directed After the Rehearsal (1984), his meditation on a life in the theater. WILLIAM S. PECHTER Bibliography: Bergman, Ingmar, Bergman on Bergman (1973); Cowie, Peter, Ingmar Bergman: A Criti ...
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  • Cari Sobczynski - 1,508 words
    Cari Sobczynski HST 319 April 20, 1998 Final Essay Southern Continuity Just the words Southern way of life' conjures up a timeless image of gentlemen planters and Southern belles. A time of aristocratic rule that centers itself on plantations and the institution of slavery. The antebellum era echos themes of white supremacy, democracy, unity, tradition, nobility, and honor. While some of these themes seem to be immortalized by such classic works as Gone with the Wind and Roots they still seem to represent the Southern way of life. Although slavery as long since ended and their economy is no longer based up cotton plantations to provide their cash crop, the Southern attitude and distinctivene ...
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  • Choking In Sports - 1,382 words
    ... at due to the stress of missing that kick, he was no longer able to be a the kicker he once was. Now god knows that some players can bounce back from something like this, but in the most case stuff like this can be as traumatic as getting in a car accident and then developing a fear for driving. The mind develops a kind of safety guard that helps protect us from that kind of extreme stress again and it can dramatically affect the way the player performs. Lets take the next case for example, except lets use a different game. A closer in baseball is a relieve pitcher the comes in usually in the 8th or 9th innings to keep the opponent from scoring to preserve the lead that eventually leads ...
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  • Cinema Paradiso - 1,121 words
    Cinema Paradiso Cinema Paradiso In the film "Cinema Paradiso", Toto, the main character, is a lost child without a father to provide a male role model. The story begins after Toto is informed of the death of his dearest friend, Alfredo. At this point, Toto is a mature man and a successful film director, having long ago left his home town, Giancaldo. Throughout the movie, however, Toto is a young boy with little parental support and direction. The young Toto develops a friendship with Alfredo, the film projectionist at Giancaldo's only cinema, the Cinema Paradiso. Alfredo takes Toto under his supervision and eventually agrees to take him as an apprentice. As Toto becomes familiar with the ins ...
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  • Dancing In The Snow - 1,036 words
    Dancing In The Snow Dancing in the snow Have you ever awakened to see the frosty chill of a Denver morning where you can look out of the frosted window and see the fresh blanket of soft snow gleaming in the morning light? Well, I have and it fells like paradise. The skiing is brilliant in the wintertime, the snow is natural and the scenery is a bright white sight. Denver may not have the highest mountains in the world, but they are considered some of the most challenging and popular mountains. My first visit occurred when I was a young fourteen-year-old. One night after my surprise birthday party, my daddy sat down with me in front of the flaming fireplace and casually said, We're going to D ...
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  • Excalibur - 284 words
    EXCALIBUR 1) An Epic: An Epic is a large complicated story, or a series of stories that takes place in many places and over a long period of time these stories deal with important world-shattering events that shape mans future. An epic may contain real history, made-up stuff and magical or spiritual stuff. Epics are moral stories that describe the struggles of good and evil. some epics are: The Bible (the greatest) Illiad and the Odessy Ben Hur Clash of the Titans Gone With the Wind. 2) The history: King? Arthur really lived and fought. The Fantasy and Fiction: Merlin, Excalibur, 3)Uthers Story: Uther is a king that needs the power of Excallibur to hold together the kingdom, so he calls Merl ...
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  • Excellence, Popularity, Typicality Discuss The Relative Merits Of Each Of These As A Basis For The Inclusion Of Films In A Fi - 1,439 words
    ... be successful with a 15+ certificate, it relies even more on hype and controversy over its content; the most successful have controversial violence and gore like 'The Exorcist'(Friedkin, 1973) or sexual content for example 'Basic Instinct'(Verhoeven, 1992). Based only on the most profitable films, popularity is a very limited area of film to study as part of film history. In part this is due to the problems with the calculation of box office receipts, which is hugely biased towards modern films. It does not take into account inflation or the rise in ticket prices, so older films would have to have been seen by many times the number of people of modern films in order to have the same box ...
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  • Exposing Children To Profanity - 1,671 words
    Exposing Children to Profanity Let American Consumer Counseling Help you Get Out of Debt! Exposing Children to Profanity The United States Constitution gives Americans many rights. One of those rights is the freedom of speech. A controversy has erupted in the United States because the government is unable to determine the limitations on this right. "In early America when our forefathers wrote the Constitution, profanity was not accepted" (Shoeder 72). This makes determining the true definition of "speech" difficult. A majority of people believe profanity is an acceptable form of language. These people feel that they are free to say what they want without worrying about the rights of others. ...
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  • Film Production - 1,797 words
    Film Production In the period previous to the 1930's, the predominant form of filmmaking was that of the crank camera. This is not to say that motor-driven cameras were not possible. However, the motors to advance the film were so large that they were simply too cumbersome to be effective. Thus, it was the cameraman himself who would crank the film at a steady rate to expose the frames. When it came to showing the film, on the other hand, motor driven projectors were quite convenient, and by the 1920's a standard 24 frames per second was established for projecting films. Filming, however, remained unstandardized due to the inherent variation in recording speeds, since it depended directly on ...
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  • Frankenstein: A Model Of English Romanticism - 1,511 words
    Frankenstein: A Model Of English Romanticism Frankenstein: A Model of English Romanticism The literary world embraced English romanticism when it began to emerge and was so taken by its elements that it is still a beloved experience for the reader of today. Romanticism has crossed all social boundaries, and it was during the seventeenth and eighteenth century, it found its way into almost every niche in the literary world (Lowy 76). From the beginning of its actuality, romanticism has forged its way through many eras including the civil war (Hall 44). Literature such as the famous Gone With The Wind was a good example of romanticism in that era because it had many of the required qualities b ...
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  • Good Man Is Hard To Find - 1,296 words
    Good Man Is Hard To Find The story of "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" by Flannery OConnor has been debated and analyzed so much because it can be interpreted one thousand different ways. OConnors characters are usually searching for an elusive salvation, and her stories illustrate her views on the human condition. Many spiritual themes weave their way through her work, but never seem to achieve their intended ends. In this story, groups of criminals massacre an entire family while their ringleader discusses theology with the family's grandmother, only a hundred feet away. The source of the misinterpretation of the storys crux emerges from two key characters that OConnor weaved together: the Gra ...
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