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Star Wars: An Intergalactic Joyride

... different versions, they both came to the conclusion that Star Wars is a great movie based on similar criteria. They judged ŒStar Wars' on its ability to draw on classic styles and timeless stories to create something new and absolutely original. The main factor in both of their positive reviews is the skill of writer and director George Lucas to blend the old with the new. They were both impressed with his miraculously fresh configuration of many different themes from classic film and mythic origin into a cohesive and entertaining movie. ...

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Sankofa: A Movie Review

... brought out many issues. Some of these issues are still relevant today in the American society. Some of these issues are the issue of skin color, religion, and remembering. The film starts out with an African-American model taking pictures on a beach. "Sexy" pictures are being taken of her by a white photographer. A man named Sankofa is screaming at her in his native language. As this happens she precedes to hide behind the white photographer. As time goes on, in the film, she follows the tour group into the cave and in trying to f ...

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Review Of Oedipus

... of Thebes. He is wise and is aware of what is happening around him during this time of the play. He mentions about King Liaos’ death. Oedipus already starts blaming it on people. The first person he blames the death on is a highwayman. Oedipus is very proud of himself in the beginning of the play. He thinks that he can’t get in trouble or nothing could possibly happen because he was the King of Thebes. The people of Thebes looked up to King Oedipus, everyone wanted to be like him. As the play moves into scene one, already you can see Oe ...

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Macbeth: Macbeth - A Tragic Hero

... of Cawdor and then king of Scotland. After Macbeth is given Cawdor by King Duncan, he takes the witches words for truth and conspires against Duncan with his wife. When Duncan comes to Macbeth's castle that night, Macbeth kills him and takes the crown for himself after Duncan's sons flee from Scotland. Then Macbeth reigns for a while, has several people killed, and is eventually slain by Macduff when he and Malcolm return leading the armies of England. Often people read the play and automatically conclude that Macbeth's tragic flaw is his ...

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Macbeth's Blind Ambition

... any prophasies for him. The three witches replied Banquo is lesser and greater than Macbeth, Banquo is not really happy but a lot happier, and Banquo would get kings but he will not become one. Macbeth informed his wife of his prophasies. Macbeth and his lady saw that he is already the Thane of Glamis. For defeating and killing Macdawnold (who is a thane), a traitor to Scotland, Macbeth has just been named Thane of Cawdor and he is viewed as the fiercest fighter in Scotland. The idea of being the next king of Scotland played on Lady Macbeth's ...

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Support Through The National Endowment For The Arts

... history. It displays our differences, viewpoints, and values as a nation or society. The arts belong to the people of the United States, and we deserve increased access to the arts. This is exactly what the National Endowment for the arts accomplishes. Just as anyone has the right to view what they please, the artist has the right to express his or her creativity, feelings, thoughts, and perception in any artistic form they please. No subject matter is forbidden. We should support free speech not suppress it. This can however, be ta ...

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Jay Vs. Dave: Battle Of The Late Night Television

... and the “Tonight Show” band.” Tonight’s matchup showcases a bitter rivalry between two late night talk show hosts. Each week these gentlemen square off on television, Dave on CBS, and Jay on NBC. The competition to see who can be the first one to pluck today’s new shining star from the top of the Hollywood Christmas tree. The Sammy Sosa’s and Pamela Anderson’s of the “oh so important” cast of role models for the year 2000. Or maybe they might grab a few bulbs from the bottom of the Christmas tree and put them o t ...

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The Glass Menagerie: Ignoring Problems Of The World

... not know how to treat them. She bounces back and forth from yelling at them to encouraging them. All in all Amanda Wingfield is a character very much detached form reality. A mother believes that her daughter should follow in her footsteps. When Amanda was young she had very may gentlemen callers “One Sunday afternoon in Blue Mountain-your mother received-seventeen! -Gentlemen callers!” (33). So naturally Amanda expects the same of Laura “Stay fresh and pretty! It’s almost time for our gentlemen callers to be arriving. I don ...

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Light And Darkness Found Within The Gospel Of John And In Sophocles' Drama Antigone

... he saw as the manifestation of God's Word (logos). Teiresias, of Sophocles' play Antigone, is a blind prophet whose lack of vision does not prevent him from recognizing the truth. The words of John and the characterization of Sophocles, although similar in many aspects, differ in the extent to which their concepts of light and darkness affect humanity. Sophocles' light, in the form of Teiresias, allows truth to permeate throughout one's lifetime. John's light, as the manifesta tion ofthe logos, presents truth and enlightenment to humani ...

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Interpretation Of Ibsen's "A Doll's House"

... House" introduced woman as having her own purposes and goals. The heroine, Nora Helmer, progresses during the course of the play eventually to realize that she must discontinue the role of a doll and seek out her individuality. David Thomas describes the initial image of Nora as that of a doll wife who revels in the thought of luxuries that can now be afforded, who is become with flirtation, and engages in childlike acts of disobedience (259). This inferior role from which Nora progressed is extremely important. Ibsen in his "A Doll's Hou ...

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Dead Poet's Society: Significant Experiences; The Twists Of Life.

... handful of students discover through the exuberance of their English teacher what kinds of lives they had been leading, and what their lives could be. One student in particular, Neil Perry, discovers a whole new world and his life is irreversibly changed as a result of the impact of his association with Mr. Keating. The lives of all the boys were drastically changed the day they met Mr. Keating. "Carpe Diem" he told them. "Seize the day, make you lives extraordinary." With these few words, Mr. Keating opened the minds of his students to th ...

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Macbeth: A Shakespearean Tragic Hero

... his failure in believing and relying on the witches’ prophecies, not being able to resist and giving in to Lady Macbeth’s manipulation and influence, which ultimately leads to his tragic downfall. In the beginning of this Shakespearean play, Macbeth is represented as a man of exceptional fighting and honor but not with out fault. The Sergeant represents Macbeth very well towards King Duncan, when he says, “For brave Macbeth – well he deserves that name disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel, which smoked with bloody executio ...

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