Anthony Michael Hall Essays

  • Film Analysis: The Breakfast Club

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    and looking at a handful of people, a brain, a beauty, a jock, a rebel and a recluse, one wonders “What do all of these people have in common?” Detention. The answer is detention. The Breakfast Club written and directed by John Hugh’s stars Anthony Michael Hall as Brian Johnson: the brain, Molly Ringwald as Claire Standish: a beauty, Emilio Estevez as Andrew Clark: the jock, Judd Nelson as John Bender: the rebel, and Ally Sheedy as Allison Reynolds: the recluse. The Breakfast Club only won one award

  • Talkative Man Summary

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    The World of Talkative Man in the Stories of R.K.Narayan Dr.A. Phaniraja Kumar The Old Man of the Temple: It deals with the supernatural element. The Talkative Man makes no attempt to fool his listeners. The Talkative Man has no burden of guilt on his conscience. He is interested in mere story-telling. As a seasoned narrator he can anticipate the likely reaction of his listeners to such improbable story. The narrator prefaces his story as “it was some years ago that this happened. It had always

  • Punch Drunk Love Analysis

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    A common reoccurrence in romantic comedies is the factor of love being whimsically portrayed as something divine, predestined and magical. The omniscient state of love in the typical romantic comedy positions love as the driving force with godlike authority over the film and the love between the two central characters is within a concept of a divine plan, fitting in with the romantic concepts in which the romance genre is founded. Punch-Drunk Love (2002) uses absurdism to flip all of this on its

  • The Pros And Cons Of Diversity In Society

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    In the last few years, the world has been growing more than ever towards the cosmopolitan ideology. This is the result of ethnic heterogeneity, like racial and ethnic backgrounds, religion, culture and ability in a community of people, which continues to play a part in an individual’s or a country’s development. Such growth in variety has its pros and cons. The strengths of a diverse society are cognizance of humanity and ethnic cohesiveness. A flaw would be the possible making of a divided nation

  • Feminist Ideals In Scarlet Letter

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    The Scarlet Letter is a perfect example of how one person in a society can defy the traditional social structure. Throughout the literature, Hawthorne presents numerous examples of feminist ideals through the character of Hester. After analyzing and interpreting the meaning of the novel, Hawthorne specifically targets gender roles in societies by making the protagonist of the story a woman. Hawthorne questions the expectation that men should retain all authority and purpose by creating a character

  • Todd Anderson Movie Analysis

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    benefits. This shows that Todd Anderson is because of his own self-interest to sustain his job to go to India, not because of the leader’s intangible right to issue orders. Besides that, Todd Anderson represents as a low context culture (Edward T. Hall, 1976) of cultural profile. This is because his attitudes towards his job is full of anxious and he wants to proceed it as quickly as possible. For instance in the movie plot, Todd Anderson keep on giving stress to Phuru Narashima and those Indian

  • The Godfather Movie Analysis

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    an Italian Mafia clan, as they get tangled up in a war between the other families residing in the USA. Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt at assassination, and his son, Michael is forced to step in as his father’s replacement. In the movie, there are several negotiation scenes. • Bonasera vs Vito Corleone • Michael vs Moe Green • Vito vs family leaders THE CONFLICT The main conflict in The Godfather is the ongoing war between the multiple mafia families that reside in the US. After a drug

  • Gangs Of New York Movie Analysis

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    In the famous movie “Gangs of new York”, directed by Martin Scorsese, is a movie about multiple struggles and rivalries taking place in a New York city town, called the Five Points. This movie presents a story between a boy seeking revenge against the antagonist- Bill the butcher- and a portrayal of the various gangs living in the Five Points. Gangs of New York is historically accurate in the way it interprets the New York city riots, the characterization of the gangs in The Five Points, and the

  • Shakespeare Story Well Told Essay

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    A Story Well Told Art is found in many forms that stretch through the ages, all of them have found a way into the human heart but only one is almost completely dominated by one name. Shakespeare, honorary ruler of the play world, has taken over the play world for around 200 years. In this time people have and still do remake his plays. But to understand the master of the play you must first examine his life, from birth to the first play, to his death. All of these lay a part in the reasons and the

  • How Did Boss Tweed Influence Politics

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    William Magear Tweed also known as Boss Tweed was born on April 23, 1823 in New York City on the lower east side of Manhattan. He married a woman named Mary Jane Skaden a little after he was born in 1844, then organized a volunteer fire company. It didn’t take long for him to get into politics because he ran for city alderman but unfortunately he lost the race in 1850 when he was 26 years old. He wasn’t a quitter so he ran again the next year and won so he was elected to one term in Congress. This

  • Architectural Style In Early America

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    From the arrival of the first settlers to current day, the American architecture has been heavily influenced by European models. Settlers incorporated architectural styles from their native country to design their own style of architecture. The diversity of early American settlers caused many variations of the style. They made use of the materials available in addition to architectural features suited to their individual climates. Georgian is the most common type of architectural style in early America

  • Groundhog Day Analysis

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    To live a certain day many times might be an exceptional experience for some, and it might a tiring one for others. From my perspective living a certain day many times is very beneficial because it provides a one with enough time and chances to experience and try different and new things. If I were given a chance to live a certain day of my life I would choose my birthday because it is one of happiest days of my life. While I choose to repeat that day, The main character in the Groundhog Day movie

  • America In The 19th Century Essay

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    America was a rural and agricultural country that transitioned into a country filled with industry and large cities. Michael Roark who wrote The American Promise says "The last three decades of the nineteenth century witnessed an urban explosion."(485). America would not have become the industrial giant it was at the end of the 19th century if it had not been for the huge influx of immigrant workers willing to take low wages for hard work, despite this the middle class still viewed these people as

  • Boss Tweed Research Paper

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    Boss Tweed “I don’t care who does the electing as long as I get to do the nominating.” Said the oh so famous Boss Tweed. Tweed is known for corrupting most of New York in a short amount of time. Tweed’s power lasted from 1860 to 1876. Tweed will always be a legend for his power over New York city. To this day people still mention him taking a great role during the Gilded Age. People will forever call him Boss Tweed, with the help of the Tweed Ring. To get all this power Tweed had to start somewhere

  • Muckrakers In The Progressive Era

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    In New York City there was an organization called, Tammany Hall which used the political machine to its advantage and The Tweed Ring, which was led by William “Boss” Marcy Tweed. Tammany Hall became well known for charges of corruption. The organization enabled ward leaders to act as advocates for individuals when they had difficulties with the law. For example, a criminal judge appointed or kept in office by Tammany Hall would have to listen carefully to a local ward leader asking for a

  • Similarities Between Beowulf And Grendel

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    shelter from society, and people sought them to be a beast. However, depending how you look at the situation it could be biblically or biologically. Grendel in the film seemed to be alone and angry about ot. When hearing the loud noises from the mead hall he got frustrated and attack heorot that night. However, when Grendel was destroying, and killing or harming a lot of people, beside one person. Hrothgar tries to fight Grendel in the film, but Grendel would not attack him. There

  • The Importance Of Happiness In The Great Gatsby

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    Every individual runs towards a dream, towards a goal, a chance to achieve true happiness. A happiness which differs for every person, based on who they are, their values and background. Nevertheless, happiness is something that gives satisfaction and completion to someone’s life, something that factors such as money cannot give, no matter what we think. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald criticizes the constraints thrusted upon women as dictated by the society stereotypes in the 1920s, and shows how

  • Gothic Elements In The Film Black Swan

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    1 Introduction When the film Black Swan came out in 2010, it was received very positively, being nominated for five Oscars the next year and even winning the award for best leading actress. Today, seven years later, it is still known for Natalie Portman's portrayal of an unstable ballerina. Mostly categorized as a Horror film, Black Swan can also be argued to be a Gothic story realized on film. When watching the film, I was especially interested to see it's Gothic elements and more precisely how

  • Women In Beowulf

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    The Roles of Women in Beowulf Throughout the history of literature, female characters are often side characters that do not get much recognition from readers. It is a known fact that women are underestimated in Beowulf . When we look at the poem, more it is emphasized the bravery of Beowulf and how to struggle with Grendel. In my opinion, as well as male characters, women characters should be in the forefront in Beowulf. When we examine the roles of women in poetry by a closer, we can see that

  • Misunderstood In Paul's Case By Willa Cathur

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    Carnegie Hall, where he is able to escape reality. As Paul cannot obtain happiness in his true world, he rebels against those around him. His rebellion against society is not one of hate, rather a rebellion of anger towards those who do not accept him. His teachers and father do not allow Paul to be comfortable in his own skin, forcing Paul to obtain only small windows of happiness.