This news excited many, therefore “one of the migrations stimulated by the discovery of gold was the internal westward movement of Americans from the eastern states who hoped to make fortunes in California” (California Gold Rush [1848-1858], 2014). Not only did the mine industry reach a high point during the Gold Rush, but so did the printing/publishing industry as well. Since the news of the Gold Rush seemed to be such a big and popular thing that spread to the East Coast so easily in a matter of time, California guidebooks (“publishers were trying to quickly make California guidebooks to make profit off of the swarm of people wishing to go to California to find a fortune”. [Dary, 2004, pgs 200 - ]) were
This may explain how the classic novel, The Great Gatsby published in 1925, served as an inspiration for a movie which launched almost 90 years later and became an international award winner. Moreover, inspired by the movie, Brooks Brothers created their Great Gatsby collection. In this example, the US culture from the late 20s has survived almost one century and has influenced the audience from other cultures. This seems to confirm the belief that, through globalization, America has managed to impose its values and culture on others. In this context, the concept of the “American dream”, representing equal opportunities and the possibility for all to attain wealth, economic freedom and success, together with other important values of American society such as patriotism and equality, are aspirational and attractive to other cultures globally, including the British (Aldridge,
Kroenke wants to move the team to California because of the potential giant financial benefits, and to one day host a Super Bowl in his brand new stadium. According to an article by Daniel Leritz, Kroenke’s “dream has been to host a Super Bowl to hold his head up there with other major NFL owners and tout his team’s facilities to the world” (Leritz, 2015). The city of St. Louis also has a stake in this agenda because of the fans who have support their home team through the ups and downs over the past 25 years. Rams fan Ron Kruszewski said, “We need to be an NFL city. I don’t care what people say” (Kirn, 2015).
Gail Bederman from the university of Notre Dame claims that Theodore Roosevelt, who was the greatest supporter of the attack on Spain and Philippines, had it engineered by both race and gender. These two concepts made him perceive imperialism as being the next stage of growth in a healthy republic. To him, expansion and domination were necessary if America was to civilize the world. For people like Theodore Roosevelt, as the United States advanced, the democratic vision was also progressing (Bederman, 1996). Theodore Roosevelt, just elected to office in 1882, felt that he was very important and had many ambitions.
The Cold War, in many ways, instituted the modern university. As the great powers in the world—specifically the U.S. and the USSR—engaged in a “brain race”, there was a major emphasis on innovation for international competition.1 In order to advance in the competition, the U.S. government acknowledged the importance of a well-educated population and attracting talent to the country. This led to the establishment of numerous scholarships and funds to encourage the youth to seek higher education. Furthermore, it also aided in the diversification of American universities. Governments across the world also followed in hopes of prosperity.
In the 19th Century the idea to move westward would present Americans with new opportunities and a chance for possible wealth. Americans were determined to explore the lands from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The term Manifest Destiny in short, is a movement. A movement in which gave Americans the “right” to colonize and civilize west because it’s their calling. Americans believed that expanding throughout the continent would give them new opportunity to share the government, which they believed was so great.
Prospect of the better life and better reality has chased humanity since beginning of time. In United States this concept particularly holds true. We as a nation believe that we can be anyone we want and anything is possible as long as we work hard we will eventually obtain it. This we call the American Dream. Today the quest for American Dream is more challenging than ever from increasing need for higher education due to globalization and cost increases in education due to it to security concerns in Middle East, Africa and South East Asia.
Secondly, the issue of having to conform due to pressure is explored in both the movie and the novel. For starters, there is a difference in in the way this issue is exhibited to the audience and the difference is situated in how the pressure originates. In Destroying Avalon, one of Marshall’s diary entries talks about how Todd pulls his pants down in front of the ‘tough’ or ‘popular’ guys during Phys Ed. He mentions: “I think he’s trying to impress the popular guys. He’s like that showing off and sucking up when the tough guys are around.” This quote reveals to the reader that Todd has participated in harassing Marshall just so that he can be liked by the group of boys who were popular and so that he too could become popular.
The purpose of his ironically long article is to convince his readers that the Internet is actually changing the way that we think and interact and to shed light upon something that many people experience, but they might have not realized it yet. Carr uses many rhetorical elements in order to draw readers in and to keep them interested. He uses a movie reference, as a hook and frame, to begin and end his article. The length of the article was a clever and ironic way to further his point about how humans aren’t able to read lengthy works of writing. Throughout his article he uses the
Why or why not? I would recommend this movie to any student trying to learn a tad bit about what is behind these artists image. They will come to learn that it is rebellious and full of life and attracted others to see what the art means. This is for artists who like the more Contemporary Art. By this, I mean the newer more up to date art made today, not the old art which follow guidelines.
Unlike Piotr Szczypa 's article which encounters the specific approaches within the film to achieve certain impact on the audience; Christoph Classen weighs more on discussing the truths in Schindler 's List and researches for the explanations behind the scenes. In this article, the author spends wide coverage to argue the reasons why Schindler 's List cannot be fully considered as presenting the historical truth, even though Spielberg had tried his utter best to restore the environments and only reflect the evidence he got. In order to answer that problem, the article takes further steps into examine the “aesthetic, political, cognitive” dimensions of displaying a historical event which are inspiring for me to understand more about the existence of conflicts between the contemporary political parties to face the Nazi and holocaust issue. Additionally, though Spielberg deliberately wanted this film to be based on the facts, the article addresses the how people 's memories might have different interpretations in the film, which is another possibility of misrepresenting the fact. I think the comparisons and the thinking, as the article addresses in the title, about how historical truth can be involved in history, memory and culture can provide various aspects to rethink about this film because they view the film as a demonstration of a cultural phenomenon within the society.
Genre creates both challenges and opportunities in film criticism. Because a genre has characteristics that make it that genre, we as critics, should know what to expect in a film. In other words, films in a particular genre follow a loose template for that genre and that makes it easier for a critic to critique. However, genre can also be a challenge when a film does not fit neatly in a genre box. It has been said that genre films are only entertainment because they follow the same formula over and over; however, the messages vary from genre film to genre film, which in my opinion makes film art.
Education is the powerhouse for us to keep on moving. Education is interconnected with every single strand of the economy, laws, jobs, research… I believe that education is not only one of the most important factors in a development of a country but instead, it has a greater significance than other factors. First and Foremost, Education is the foundation of our society. It gives us the power of knowledge and the power of assisting others. Nelson Mandela once said: “Education is the most powerful weapons which you can use to change the world – The Former