• Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
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    After both reading and watching Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson, I have come to realize that the story follows the mythic journey. The mythic journey is the basis for nearly every story ever told. The mythic or heroes journey usually begins in the heros ordinary world. Next comes the call to adventure. The third step is when the hero refuses the call to adventure. Before leaving to go on a journey the hero meets with a mentor. Now the hero must cross the first threshold, th...
  • Big Thompson Flood Canyon Air
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    On July 31, 1976, a violent rainstorm hit the area where the Big Thompson Canyon is located. According to reports the rainfall was falling at an alarming rate of 2" per hour which caused the Big Thompson river to rise and return to its primordial state. This all began when winds from the east pushed very humid air up the mountains. The unstable air continued rising as its water vapor condensed. The winds were less than 20 mph above 10, 000 feet that was too weak to move the storm away. Humid hig...
  • Letter To Americans By E P Thompson
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    "Letter to Americans" by E. P. Thompson Dated back in 1986, "Letter to Americans" is as if it's written in the last three-four years. In it E. P. Thompson explains why he is anti-American in his beliefs. First off, he starts with that he is in two minds about this state of his. Even his friends doubt he is anti-American, thinking he is joking. We also read how the author traces American ancestry on his mother's side- he goes back to his great-great-grandfather who lived in Lincoln times. Most o...
  • Cooper Thompson's A New Vision Of Masculinity A Summary
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    Cooper Thompson, in his article "A new Vision of Masculinity", discusses the stereotypical definition of masculinity. He demonstrates that there are good qualities in both male and female; he insists that boys should learn both qualities and combine them properly to from "new masculinity." Thompson opens the article with his experience in a suburban high school as a guest speaker. In the class discussion, he learns that the most degrading insult for boys is being called a "fag," because the word...
  • The American Dream Thompson Steinbeck People
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    Two writers who come quickly to my mind whenever I hear or see images of American patriotism are John Steinbeck and Hunter S. Thompson. As different as these two men are, their writing is similar in that the American Dream constantly fails their characters. Both seek to define America and the American Dream, however, it remains seemingly elusive, and both writers fail to find it. I choose Steinbeck and Thompson because, to me, their writing styles are the same. They have the same lust for langua...
  • Thompson Version Film Austen Edward
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    The novel Sense and Sensibility was truly a masterpiece. Written by Jane Austen this ironic love story has captured the heart of readers for years. The popularity of Austen as a novelist can now be experienced through film. This book has been adapted into various screenplays, including one by Emma Thompson. Another version of the film was done by the BBC. Perhaps it is the manner in which it was filmed, the character choices or other aspects of the films that make them so different. Though they...
  • Roller Coaster Coasters Thompson Loop
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    THE RUSSIAN MOUNTAINS The first 'scream machines' were not out-of-control trains but sleds on man-made ice-covered hills constructed of cut lumber and tree trunks. Elaborate constructions often stretching several city blocks, the 50 mile-per-hour rides earned the nickname 'Flying Mountains.' Children and adults would make the tedious trek up 70 feet (five stories) of stairs and climb into an ice-block sled outfitted with a straw seat. The trip back down lasted little more than a few fleeting sec...
  • Point Of View Election Book Thompson
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    Fear and Loathing On The Campaign Trail '72 was a book about a writer for the Rolling Stone and his coverage of the presidential elections in 1972. These elections were between the incumbent Republican, President Richard Nixon and the Senator from South Dakota, George McGovern. The election of 1972 saw McGovern come out of the democratic National Convention over Senators Muskie and Humphrey but only to lose to the incumbent president Richard Nixon. Hunter S. Thompson writes about the Election of...
  • Essay About Criticism Of Shakespeare's Plays
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    Essay About Criticism of Shakespeare's Plays When attempting to read criticism of Shakespeare plays one idea is clear: if the review was written more than five or ten years ago the essay is likely to be exclusive when it comes to the women in Shakespeare. Little attention had been given to the women of Shakespeare prior to the seventies feminist movement. The women in King Lear deserve attention just as women in every Shakespearean play do. A common idea among critics is that the women perpetuat...
  • Working Class Thompson Historians Book
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    From looking at The making of the English Working Class it seems quite obvious that E. P Thompson's main arguments throughout his book are about the notion of 'class', in particular the 'making of the working class'; and in order to evaluate his theories we must attempt to look at other historians opinions about his book, and his suggested theories, in order to come to an impartial evaluation. Many historians have their own interpretations when trying to define class, like Bourke who links class...
  • Get Gonzo Fear And Loathing
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    Get Gonzo: Not Your Cuddly Blue Haired Journalism Gonzo Journalism finds it s roots in New Journalism but takes it to the extreme. And no one else can do it like Hunter S. Thompson can do it (Hart 1). It is hard to deny this cult author the credit that is due him after a work of journalism/ literature/ fantasy like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the heart of the American Dream. It is a savage, twisted tale of two hard core drug abusers, one a journalist and the other, a lawy...
  • Left A Message Contact April Order
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    Hi Gilly Following is some information in regards to the calls made for the upcoming Michael Thompson events of April 2001. Schedule for M. G. Thompson, Ph. D. April - December, 2001 April, 2001 April 9 Salve Regina Rhode Island Contact: Brian Shanley 401-341-3166 3/30 I called Brian today, he said that he already has Dr. Thompson's books but would like to have a picture of the Doc! I gave him contact information just for orders. April 16 Cranbrook Michigan Contact: Larry Ives 248-645-30703/09-...
  • Those Most Nearly Touched Social Criticism In American Literature
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    One of the most influential critics of the social problems in American history was Civil Rights spokesperson W. E. B. DuBois, who believed that 'Honest and earnest criticism from those whose interests are most nearly touched -- criticism of writers by readers, of government by those governed, of leaders by those led -- this is the soul of democracy and the safeguard of modern society.' One of the leading vehicles of such criticism since the beginning of the United States of America was literatur...
  • The Watcher Adult World
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    The short story discussed in this essay is The Watcher which is written by Guy Vanderhaeghe. The story focuses on the learning experiences of the narrator, Charlie, who is an eleven year old boy stuck on his Grandma s farm. Through Charlie s natural ability to observe, experiences with sex, violence, and power Charlie transform him from being a watcher to a participant in the adult world surrounding him. In the beginning of the story, Charlie lives at home and is strictly an observer of the worl...
  • Chaucer Boccaccio And The Debate Of Love
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    N. S. Thompson, Chaucer, Boccaccio, and the Debate of Love: A Comparative Study of The Decameron and The Canterbury Tales. Oxford: Clarendon, 1996; 354 pp. ; Nigel Thompson's book resists alignment with current concerns in late-medieval studies: he has little or nothing to say about manuscripts and their dissemination; about the audiences, reception, and imitation of the works he treats; about gender and its representation; about contemporary social and political developments and how these works...
  • Hunter S Thompsons And Gonzo Journalism
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    In the late sixties a young journalist and free-lance novelist named Hunter S. Thompson (HST) emerged with a new, crazed and exaggerated brand of reporting. It was sooner or later referred to as Gonzo. HSTs own definition of gonzo has varied over the years, but he still maintains that a good gonzo journalist needs the talent of a master journalist, the eye of an artist / photographer and the heavy balls of an actor and that gonzo is a style of reporting based on William Faulkners idea that the b...
  • Diving For Pearls Essay
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    DIVING FOR PEARLS ESSAY In the play Diving for Pearls by Katherine Thomson, the audience or reader are subjected to a play that not only addresses the issues of restructuring and redundancy in the working class towns, and the effect on the lives of the people involved, but they also see a world of the main characters, den s, social life, which I believe Thompson uses as a symbol for the future of the town. As both seem to be making changes not necessarily for the best. To make these issues more ...
  • Atomic Theory Atom Electrons Thompson
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    In ancient Greek the word atom meant the smallest indivisible particle that could be conceived. The atom was thought of as indestructible; in fact, the Greek word for atom means "not divisible." Knowledge about the size and make up of the atom grew very slowly as scientific theory progressed. What we know / theorize about the atom now began with a core theory devised by Democritus, a Greek philosopher who proposed that matter consisted of various types of tiny discrete particles and that the pro...
  • Citizen Kane Film Rosebud End
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    The film Citizen Kane is based on a series of flashbacks from the different people in his life. The narrator in Citizen Kane during the "News on the March" newsreel montage is flawless. Rather than being a character from the film, it is the "voice of accuracy." It is an "objective" rendition of historical fact. Most other narrators have a subjective persona because they are perceived to be telling a story. Citizen Kane goes on to use several more narrators in the film, the Thatcher manuscript, B...
  • Atomic Theory In Ancient
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    In ancient Greek the word atom meant the smallest indivisible particle that could be conceived. The atom was thought of as indestructible; in fact, the Greek word for atom means "not divisible.' Knowledge about the size and make up of the atom grew very slowly as scientific theory progressed. What we know / theorize about the atom now began with a core theory devised by Democritus, a Greek philosopher who proposed that matter consisted of various types of tiny discrete particles and that the pro...