In more modern times Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is faced with debate and controversy on the accord that the dialect portrayed in the book and the story itself has racist intent, which is further uncovered by media and public outcries. This was not a problem in the past, however, as such speech was not weighed as heavily. The main reason for modern criticism of the book comes from racial views. An example of this can be found in Telling the Truth in a Tight Place,"Campaigns were afoot to have Huckleberry Finn banned from classroom use; the book was being denounced on national television as "racist trash"; and the continuing focus on Mark Twain's alleged "degradation" of American Americans-epitomized, of course, by the treatment of Jim in the Phelps Farm section, proved that the critical issues were not to be so easily resolved. "(Macleod, Christine) This means that as Mark Twain’s book received commercial attention, society became discontent with the book and wanted to have it removed from schools.
For instance, I used to believe that the hippie movement was merely a “trend”. From my perspective, being a hippie meant having long hair, wearing colorful clothes and pretty headbands and living freely without any regrets, simply enjoying the moment without caring about the future. Another preconceived notion that I used to have is that hippies were unemployed because they did not like to work, which is one of the many stereotypes surrounding hippies. Due to their seemingly careless nature, hippies were perceived as “slackers”. Even nowadays, many people still believe that they were a generation of lazy youngsters without a purpose in
Also, in Britain, their importance was limited too. Such well-known British rhythm and blues bands as the Rolling Stones as well as the Yardbirds intentionally turned away from rock and roll in the direction of its sources in the US. Moreover, even the following generation of successful bands which owed much more to rock and roll, often covered songs by American artists, including Chuck Berry, however, rarely used material from known British acts. Undoubtedly, early British rock and roll was an inspiration and had a great influence on the shape and instrumentation of the beat music that headed the British Invasion, however, it had to be significantly changed into something vital and new in order to have any impact outside of its own
During the ancient times, one worldview that was brought up was how reason was used to understand the cosmos. The ancient times were a breaking point because there was a lot more of thought development that was used instead of just thinking of things randomly and having nothing to support them. When attending the colloquia “School of Rock: Songs that Changed our Lives” it was learned that philosopher, Charles Purse, brought up the “Aesthetic Ideal” which mirrored this worldview of the ancient times. The aesthetic ideal was said to be a felt sense of what is good, what is desirable, and what is wanted. This also mirrored the effect that music had on people.
Hip-hop has become an intricate part of American culture, such music can alter the minds of the listeners. Currently hip-hop instils improper beliefs that negatively influence American people. As reported by Susan Weber, a music therapist at MMB Music Inc., “if someone is rapping over and over again about killing cops, someone is more likely to kill cops because people are susceptible to suggestions” (Haynes, 2006). There is a tendency for violent gestures such as killing to be shown in rap. The advertisement of killing, makes the audience more prone to to thinking of killing.
Is the way we are protesting today hurting our message? The first amendment is often taken as the ultimate freedom to say and protest what we want. Due to the first amendment we are allowed to have protest like the walk out a few days ago that allowed use to protest how the second amendment is affecting our society today. Manys means of protest is to rant and persuade others while I dont think this is very effective. With the freedom to protest and speak out on subjects it has brought out some distasteful hate in the world.
Rock music was essentially an underground and protest music. The older generation at that time believed that this genre had nothing to contribute to America’s music culture but they were obviously wrong. Rock not only survived but became a commercial product. For a short period of time after that it became a powerhouse of the recording industry. Jones (1992) stated that Rock music is the most important cultural expression in the United States today.
Previously, my editing skills was basic and unrefined. My first recorded ambient sound for our project did not have a clear sound and had no effects to it to make it original. Over the course of working on our ‘PLAY’ project, my editing and production skills have improved dramatically. I have learned to record better sounds adding different effects. I have also learned to always bounce tracks to WAV files as they have a better quality.
The benefits of being alone, you get time to do the things you need to get done instead of the things other people want you to do. You can think about yourself more than other people and it sounds selfish, but sometimes that is what you need to focus on yourself. You get peace and quiet quiet is something sacred most people only get at night before they go to bed, but for people who enjoy being alone it’s almost all the time. And having the peace to think and work and live your life
I 'll leave the volume set and later use regular headphones. The volume setting I used with my noise cancelling headphones was so low that when I switched to regular headphones, I couldn 't hear anything. You can also use noise canceling headphones by themselves without external audio to make your world much quieter. Noise canceling headphones are helpful for resting and solitude. That 's because wearing them signals the people around you that you want to be left alone.