• Taxi Driver Holden Adulthood Fish
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    The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger is a roller coaster ride through the mind of an angry, frustrated and confused teenager named Holden Caulfield. After getting expelled from Pence, Holden takes a trip to New York City where Holden keeps asking the cab drivers where all the ducks in the lagoon near the Central Park South go in the winter. This lagoon and the animals in it are constantly are used by J. D. Salinger to show Holden's rejection for adulthood. Holden's curiosity about the ducks...
  • The Demon Lover Mrs Dover
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    Natural Events: 'The Demon Lover'; The events in Elisabeth Bower's 'The Demon Lover'; can be explained naturally. The story being as vague as it is leads most to concur with the title of the story and imagine that there is a supernatural aspect in the story. In the short story, Kathleen has returned to her home in London that has been abandoned during the bombing of World War II. She is not expected, yet she finds a letter addressed to her on a table in the hallway. Twenty-five years has past si...
  • Emergence Of Violence In American Cinema
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    Cinematic violence has been in films since the start of movie making. From Orson Wells tearing up his estranged wives room in Citizen Kane to Anthony Perkins slicing up Vivian Leigh in Psycho, violence has always been present in film in one form or another. It was not until the late sixties and seventies that such visionaries as Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Sam Peckinpah, and William Friedken, to mention a few, came and put on film what was to become a trend in America...
  • Taxi Driver Travis Film World
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    New York City that is depicted in Taxi Driver seems to be too real to be true. It is a place where violence runs rampant, drugs are cheap, and sex is easy. This world may be all too familiar to many that live in major metropolitan areas. But, in the film there is something interesting, and vibrant about the streets that Travis Bickle drives alone, despite the amount of danger and turmoil that overshadows everything in the nights of the city. In the film "Taxi Driver" director Martin Scorsese and...
  • American Dream Film Films Vietnam
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    How has the "American Dream" been translated into popular film? Refer to at least four films. The American Dream is an often mentioned and well-known term used to describe the ideology of the United States of America. Despite the common usage of the term it is not always completely understood and so requires, at least, a brief introduction and definition. P Mueller in his writing Star Trek and the American Dream claims that .".. to some the American dream is just 'from rags to riches', to others...
  • Taxi Driver Travis Raskolnikov Punishment
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    Crime and Punishment and Taxi Driver He is a man whose psychological workings are dark, twisted, horrifying, and lonely. He is an absurd, anti-hero who is absolutely repulsed by his surroundings, and because he is unable to remove himself from them, he feels justified in removing other people. This profile fits Travis, portrayed by Robert DeNiro in Scorsese's film 'Taxi Driver,' , and Raskolnikov, the main character of Dostoevsky's novel Crime and Punishment. Their revulsion for life leads both ...
  • Demon Lover Ghost Story Signalmen
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    The Demon Lover & The Signalmen Ghost stories are a special and enjoyable type of literature in which a reader creates a feeling of suspense. The reason for this being is that the writer chooses to end the story without a resolution. By doing this, it makes a reader look into their imagination and make their own resolution. Two ghost stories that do this are The Demon Lover, written by Elizabeth Bowen, and The Signalmen, written by Charles Dickens. In these two ghost stories there are many dist...