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  • Similarities Between Dawson's Creek And Felicity
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    Dawson Leery is A 16-year-old boy coming of age in a small New England town, and Felicity Porter is 18-year-old college sophomore trying to find herself while she is attending New York University in New York City. Although it might seem that the lives of these two people are half a world away they are actually the title characters of two shows that air on the Warner Brothers Network. The shows 'Dawson's Creek'; and 'Felicity'; share similarities in programming techniques, lead characters, and re...
  • Typical Stereotypes Of The African American Population
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    Stereotypes in Children's Television: "The Proud Family"The Proud Family" is a children's program that runs daily on The Disney Channel and on Saturday mornings on ABC Kids. It is a TV-G rated program. The show is about an African-American family with the last name Proud. There is a mom, dad, three kids, and a grandmother. The main character of the show is the oldest daughter named Penny Proud who is probably in junior high. Also, some of Penny's friends are in the show. All of the characters in...
  • Ernest Hemingway And F Scott Fitzgerald
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    Have you ever wondered how Ernest Hemingway or F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays their male characters in their novels and short stories Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald portray their males in quite different ways. The authors use various aspects to make their characters very distinguishable by such characteristics as: lack of compassion, narrative point of view, and their overall person as a whole. Ernest Hemingway portrays his male characters to be very caring and thoughtful people. In the ...
  • Characters Of The Show
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    Cultural Media Watch A few common assumptions would offer some very general stereotypes which most Americans are probably subjected to each time they tune into their favorite program. The problem with making assumptions based on stereotypes, racism, and bias maybe considered two-fold. Of primary concern should obviously be the narrow-minded and over generalized prejudice which exists in mainstream media culture. Then, of only slightly less distress, would be the willingness of society to accept ...
  • Script During The Show
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    Tommy Coleman Intro to Theater ProcessKimmika Williams-WhitherspoonGreek Comedy and The Process of Putting on a Show In The Poetics, comedy is defined as "a representation of an action that is laughable, lacking in magnitude, complete, [in embellished speech, ] with each of its parts used separately in the various elements of the play; represented by people acting and not by narration". (Aristotle, pg. 43) Therefore a play that does not adhere to this definition is not considered funny, nor does...
  • Deep Loyalty To Womanhood
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    The Characters of A Jury of Her Peers The Characters of 'A Jury of Her Peers " Based on a true story, ' Jury of Her Peers 'tells of a small town abuse and murder scene. The characters involved show that things are sometimes just as they appear to be, but sometimes we need to make some people not see in order to keep the bonds of sex from the beginning of time. The protagonist of this drama is Martha Hale. She is a typical rural housewife that has lived in a little town in Dickson County all of h...
  • Situation Comedy Will Grace
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    Will & Grace: A New definition of Conventional Where are you on Thursday night? The likely answer is sitting in front of your television screen watching your favorite sitcom. If that is correct, then you are like the millions of other Americans that devote much of their time tuning into the craze of the situation comedy. The situation comedy has been apart of American culture for decades. Having its roots in radio, the situation comedy is "a narrative series comedy, generally between 24 and 30 m...
  • Only True Friend
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    "The Necklace " In Guy De Maupassant's story "The Necklace", the main character Mathilde is portrayed to be a very unhappy, manipulative and selfish person. I chose this character to be worthy of studying; because her actions can be compared to the way things are done in society today. Throughout the story, Mathilde is shown to be a very sad character. Her character is written in a way that compares her happiness to materialistic objects. "She had no decent dresses, no jewels, nothing. And she l...
  • Simpsons Show
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    There are stereotypes of different people and beliefs throughout American's thinking. From early on we learn to associate certain cultural differences to certain individuals. The cartoon representations on The Simpsons are a perfect example of such associations. Each character from the long-running, prime time television show is an archetype of individuals in the American society. Homer, Lisa, Barney, and all the rest give us a look at what 'typical' Americans should act like while, at the same ...
  • Superb Acting Of Jerry Seinfeld
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    Seinfeld It was a warm September Thursday night in 1991. I was engaged in my favorite past time of 'channel surfing' when a light appeared at the end of the tunnel. Displayed on my favorite, '20 inch friend', (also known as my usual Saturday night date), appeared a remarkable treasure. There before my eyes was a sitcom called Seinfeld. From that moment on I was astounded to find that not even great sitcom's such as my beloved Mash and I Love Lucy were as captivating or enthralling. There is only...
  • Captive Of His Revenge And Mrs Lovett
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    Sweeney Todd is by no means a conventional musical; it takes several forms of music and theater and artfully places them together. Sondheim very effectively transports the audience back to Victorian England for a mad waltz with murder, mayhem... and meat pies. He also utilizes his skill as a choral composer to write some truly fascinating ensemble pieces accompanied by a very intricate plot with many elements carefully layered. There are several important thematic elements in this carefully writ...
  • That 70's Show
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    Normally, I don't watch television because I actually do have better things to do. I find myself watching a movie sometimes on a weekend with a date, but as for sitcoms, I feel like I could be doing something more worthwhile with my time. This would include playing basketball, writing music, eating, hanging with friends, homework, sleeping, and the list really does go on. So why watch TV? Well, I guess you know it's time to do so when your sociology teacher tells you it's an assignment. Which TV...
  • Page Identify The Show Length And Format
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    Animation Bible (A general outline for pitching a series idea to networks and / or investors) Author's note: The following outline structure is based on a real studio bible. This model has proven successful in helping a certain studio to acquire network approval and production funding for a 2 D animated children's series (name of studio not disclosed in order to retain confidentiality as well as to guard against copyright infringement). The following information is not written in stone as pertai...
  • Villain By Buffy And Giles
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    Standard storyteller formula dictates that in order for there to be a hero, or heroine, a villain must exist. In fact, "if villainy hadn't existed it would have been necessary for the creators of the world's literature to invent it. In most stories villains provide the plot and make virtue interesting" (Mortimer vii). Why? Because, while we like to see the hero succeed at defeating all odds and saving the day, we absolutely love to hate the villain because he is what makes the hero and his victo...
  • Felicity And Other Characters
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    One of the greatest attributes attached to the melodramatic genre is that it holds a wide variety of styles, settings, and characters. The criteria, like every other film or television show revolves around the dramatic conflict and how the characters deal with it. The evolution of this genre is constantly being revised by those who insist on testing its limit - whether it be shifting the setting to the workplace as seen on West Wing or E.R., or having unique interaction between family members by...
  • Between A Rock And A Hard Place
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    Throughout life many people are faced with situations that test their courage and loyalty to others and to themselves. Many of these experiences often reveal strength of character that would have otherwise gone undetected. In the excerpt, "From Brothers of the Deep" by Jim Cormier, readers are taken through an intimate story of a man named Robert Cormier who has spent his life being a coal miner and has seen tragedies that could have devastated his life. Yet readers come to see that instead of g...
  • Chaucer Attitude Towards The Guildsmens's Showy Wealth
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    In the masterpiece, The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer described his characters by classification. Chaucer describes the character's wealth as an impression on the character, good or bad. Chaucer's attitude helped to create feelings for the characters that were described throughout the work. Chaucer attitude towards the guildsmens's showy wealth was opposing of their real character. For example, they strongly represented "one impressive guild-fraternity" (13) with showy clothes and admirable...

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