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  • Girl's McKay
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    During the Harlem Renaissance, the black body was considered exotic and the 'flavor' of the week. Society had an obsession towards black women, in general, blackness. However, the white race wanted to listen to their music, mingle with the women, and enjoy the other finer luxuries that the black society could afford. Even the art was captured by this idea of the exotic and contentment in being 'black. ' The masquerade began as members of the white race tried to pass as black and during that expe...
  • Close Ups In The Film
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    A Time To Kill A courtroom drama, full of conversation and debate, can achieve gripping effects and touch the heart of the audiences. Each and every character grabs a hold of the law and throttles it. Jake Brigance (Matthew McConaughey) helps Carl Lee Hailey (Samuel L. Jackson) to defend his accusation of murder towards two white guys who had raped and attempted to kill Carl's little daughter Stacey aged 10 at the beginning of the film. The difference of races has brought lots of arguments and f...
  • Movie Bud White
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    The Bad Cop I was not really interested in seeing LA Confidential since everyone I knew who went to see it had bad things to say-too long, too boring, too confusing. After watching the movie, I became very interested in the movie. Its rare to see a movie with great acting and a story that keeps me wondering whats going to happen next. LA Confidential is a crime-drama adapted from an infamous novel written by James Elroy. Curtis Hanson directs the movie. The film looks and feels like what you mig...
  • American Man And The Girl
    557 words
    The Simple Operation Ernest Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants" is a story about a couple who are having some trouble in their relationship. The main characters in the story are an American man and a girl. The whole story is mostly a dialogue between the couple. They are trying to have a fine time, but there is a tension between them and some kind of operation needs to be done. The operation can easily be done and if it's going to happen it will be done on the girl. In the story...
  • Hills Look Like White Elephants
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    Reading: Hills Like White Elephants / Ernest Hemingway 1. What are they talking about (Evidence... ) The man and the girl are talking about getting an abortion. Evidence: the "white elephants" ~ White elephants are sacred in some countries, but usually a white elephant is not considered to be something good... the idea is that it would be really nice to own a white elephant, but once you get one it becomes clear that it has no real value and costs a lot to maintain... also, rulers of India often...
  • Movie Bud White
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    L.A. Confidential L.A. Confidential is a movie of cops that are more corrupt than the criminals they arrest. Throughout the movie Bud White is portrayed to have a personal hatred for women abusers despite becoming enraged and hitting Lynn Bracken. At the beginning of the movie, Bud and two other officers are seen sitting in a car, observing a man beating his wife. Officer White gets out of the car, approaches the house, and then pulls the family's Christmas decorations from the roof. When the ma...
  • Their Anger On Their Own Families
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    Misdirection of Anger 'Anger is better [than shame]. There is a sense of being in anger. A reality of presence. An awareness of worth. ' (50) This is how many of the blacks in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye felt. They faked love when they felt powerless to hate, and destroyed what love they did have with anger. The Bluest Eye shows the way that the blacks were compelled to place their anger on their own families and on their own blackness instead of on the white people who were the cause of thei...
  • White's The Ring Of Time
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    In E.B. White's The Ring of Time, the author gives a narrative account of his trip to a circus rehearsal where he describes a fascinating scene of a young girl practicing a horse act for an upcoming show. As a writer, he feels it is his obligation to record the events he is witnessing, and convey this to his readers without leaving anything out. However difficult this may be, the beautiful and fleeting moment is something he wishes to ultimately capture. When he arrives on the scene, White sense...
  • Black Area Of Stamps
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    Maya Angelou, the famous author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, has written through this book her autobiography and a look at the segregation in the early years of 1930's. On page 187 of that book she has written that: " It seemed terribly unfair to have a toothache and a headache and have to bear at the same time the heavy burden of blackness". Earlier in her childhood she suffered and learned from the grievance of certain white people in the south part of United States of America. At Stamp...
  • White Trash
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    The story opens with Ruby Turpin entering a doctor's waiting room with her husband Claud who has been kicked by a cow. As she and Claud wait, she takes hard stock of the other people in the room. There was some white-trash, a "red- headed youngish woman" who was not white-trash, just common, a well-dressed, pleasant looking lady, and her daughter, an ill-mannered ugly girl in Girl Scout shoes with heavy socks who was reading a book titled Human Development. Listening to the Gospel song playing o...
  • Their Anger On Their Own Families
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    A Reality of Presence In The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison shows that anger is healthy and that it is not something to be feared; those who are not able to get angry are the ones who suffer the most. She criticizes Cholly, Polly, Claudia, Soaphead Church, the Mobile Girls, and Pecola because these blacks in her story wrongly place their anger on themselves, their own race, their family, or even God, instead of being angry at those they should have been angry at: whites. Pecola Breedlove suffered the...
  • Hills Like White Elephants
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    to show time: at length, later immediately thereafter, previously, soon, formerly, next, after a few hours, first, second (etc. ), afterwards, next cues that make the reader stop and compare: but, notwithstanding, although, yet, on the other hand, although this is true, and yet, on the contrary, while this is true, however, after all, conversely, still, for all that, simultaneously, nevertheless, in contrast, meanwhile, nonetheless, at the same time, in the meantime to give examples: for instanc...
  • Dark Sign In The Text
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    One meaning that can be associated with the phrase "Dark Madonna" is the Christian's Virgin Mary. The Virgin Mary, however, is represented as a white woman and the girl in "A Brown Girl Dead" is obviously not white nor a woman so looking at the sign literally is not looking at the full meaning of the sign. The Virgin Mary was a pure woman so putting the word "Dark" in front of a pure term might suggest that the "Madonna" is not pure, but is still a symbol of purity. The "Brown Girl" may not be p...
  • Jake's Family
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    We " ve all wanted to take the law into our own hands at some point; most of us are constrained by consequence – if not morality. After the rape and brutal treatment of a nine year-old black girl, (Tanya) at the hands of two despicable rednecks, Carl Lee (Samuel L. Jackson), the girl's vengeful father, takes the law into his own hands. This is a simple story of revenge – except that this is the South, the town of Canton is torn along racial lines. The murdered men are white, and the ...

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