Thanksgiving in Polynesia Prestyn Guenther “My mom especially dislikes my aunt Rhea. She is rich and snobby and makes my mom and dad and my older brother, Jason, and me feel terrible” (Haven 16). This quote is from the story, Thanksgiving in Polynesia. The mom Sara has her family, aunt Rhea, uncle Ted, and their daughter Andrea visiting for thanksgiving but she is not very fond with them. Sara is fed up because she is annoyed, frustrated, and mad with aunt Rhea, uncle Ted, and their daughter Andrea.
Remember the Titans We’ve all seen them, the movies, that leave us contemplating. They are the ones that soak up all of our mind. We’ve also gone through experiences in our life that leave us in the same situation, contemplating. The movie, Remember the Titans, includes both of those aspects that often leave us contemplating. Not long after the start of the movie, we meet any typical high school football team.
Graham technique is a modern dance technique created by American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham. Argentine tango is a social dance originating at the end of the 19th century in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, Argentina. In this comparative essay, I evaluate the relationship between Martha Graham Modern Dance and Argentine Tango in terms of their historical context, each dance cultures’ current contexts, dance elements, and conclude with an analysis of dance excerpts. The origins of both dance cultures are similar as they were originated with the influence of Europeans at the end of the 19th century. In 1875, when the laws of immigration were realigned, Argentina faced an influx of immigrants that lead to resentment between the newcomers
Yo soy Latina. Born and raised in the United States with Peruvian and Uruguayan roots, a first generation college student and fluent bilingual speaker. I take pride in my Latina roots; they’ve shaped my personality, ideals, and opinions tremendously. Looking on the outside, I have that curvy body, long dark wavy hair, brown eyes; it is the typical Latina look that can be easily identified. That look that can put an actress in a “box”.
One of the most impactful films we watched in class was the video of Michelle Alexander’s lecture on her book, The New Jim Crow. I’ve heard bits about the book beforehand but watching the award winning author speak on it was truly eye-opening and the information she gave was phenomenal. The topic of her book and in turn the lecture was on the issue of mass incarceration within the U.S. and also how the “War on Drugs” is what made poor communities with people of color the main victims of mass incarceration. She discussed how some poor communities are seen as violent and sketchy because of their high levels of chronic joblessness. Her main point was making listeners aware of how even though we claim to be in an “era of colorblindness,” there
“People say that it can’t work, black and white. Well, here, we make it work everyday. We have our disagreements, of course, but before we reach for hate, always, always we remember the Titans.” - Sheryl Yoast. The message behind this quote is very valuable and has something that everyone can learn from.
The documentary titled, “ A Class Divided” introduces us to the experiment made in an elementary school in Iowa by the schoolteacher named Jane Elliot. The documentary begins with Mrs. Elliot reuniting with the students who she did this experiment with the first time. The students are much older now, and they willingly want to watch the experiment that they were part of when they were elementary kids. The experiment was done days after the death of Martin Luther King Jr. Mrs. Elliot has always thought about doing the eye color experiment, but she was never sure of when to do it. She asked her third grade student if it would be interesting to see what would happen if they were judged by their eye color.
“Appearances are a glimpse of the unseen,” (Mills 7) the Greek philosopher Anaxagoras once said. And frequently, appearances are deceptive. They were in ancient Greece, in the post-WWII 1950s and they still are in today’s Western popular and consumer culture. What you get is not necessarily what you see, particularly not the image of love, peace, and harmony that one is often presented with in the present digital age of Web 2.0, social media, self-portrayal and photoshopped selfies. Today’s Western society has created numerous people seeking to keep up appearances and a daily life that lacks honesty and truth in interhuman relationships and social interactions.
Cary Fukunaga’s adaption of the Charlottle Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre have many differences one being the narration of the book adapted onto how it is displayed on the screen. In the novel Brontë writes in a first-person narrative, being Jane Eyre herself telling back the story of her life. However in Fukunaga’s adaption instead of a first-person narrator, the story is rather shown as it happen, still however as it did in the memory of Jane Eyre, in a sort of a flash back of memories. As the novel is read the readers may take note of a lot of use of pronouns such as ‘I’ and ‘we’, indicating that the novel is being written in the style of a first-person narrator. Whereas in the film there is no one person speaking throughout the sequence.
In the early 1800s, Great Britain seized the island of Sri Lanka known at that time as Ceylon. Amidst the mid 1800s, following much conflict and force, Sri Lanka and its assets were completely integrated into the British Empire. Soon after Sri Lanka’s integration into the British Empire, tension began to flow between the Tamils and the Sinhalese; Sri Lanka’s two largest ethnic groups. The Sinhalese eventually gained a majority in the democratic institution installed by Britain and passed discriminatory laws against the Tamil population. Tamil’s began to speak of forming a separate Tamil state and as the tension and anger built, a civil war erupted between the LTTE (Tamil) forces and the Sri Lankan Sinhalese forces.
Shot 1: 1:53:24-1:53:34 (10 seconds). Image: This shot is a bird’s eye view medium shot and it begins as a continuation of the pan from the previous shot that it faded from. The camera moves from edge of Jane’s bedroom and pans to the right. In the image the audiences see Jane and Ricky lying down together hugging.