Jack Shaheen Essays

  • Reel Bad Arabs Documentary Analysis

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    there’s more to the documentary then just its title. The documentary attempts to show why the view of Arabs has changed, and what events have contributed to that change and how it affects Arabs today. The documentary starts with the narrator voice Jack Shaheen. He states “Arabs are the most maligned group in the history of Hollywood. They’re portrayed basically as

  • 9/11 Informative Speech

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    Presenter: Hi. Today I am going to be talking about how Muslims have been depicted in Hollywood after the events of 9/11. [PROJECTOR: IMAGES of the films that I have researched, fading in one by one as I am introducing them.] The films that I have chosen for my research are Iron Man (1), The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2), Zero Dark Thirty (3) and Argo (4). I believe that it is important how religion and culture is shown in the media, because people of all ages watch films and this embeds ideas into

  • Personification In Lord Of The Flies Chapter 1 Essay

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    tiny teeth in a saw, the transparencies came scavenging over the beach.” Simile “The afternoon sun emptied down invisible arrows” Personification “When Roger opened his eyes and saw him, a darker shadow crept beneath the swarthiness of his skin; but Jack noticed nothing.” Personification “The rest were shock-headed, but Piggy’s hair still lay in wisps over his head as though baldness were his natural state, and this imperfect covering would soon go, like the velvet on a young stag’s antlers.” Simile

  • Beelzebub And Lord Of The Flies Comparison Essay

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    characters in the novel are similar to the characters in the drawing. Both Jack and Satan have committed evil crime: Jack killed Simon and Satan slaughtered innocent souls. Golding describes the scene where Jack killed Simon: “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood! Do him in! There were no words, and no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws”(Golding 192-193). This quotation describes the scene where Jack and his man killed Simon

  • Lord Of The Flies Fire Symbolism Essay

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    stopped caring about getting home. Throughout the beginning of the novel, Ralph is the leader of the fight to keep and maintain the fire, but he is starting to give up hope and lets the fire die. Lastly, fire symbolizes hope during the end of the novel. Jack and most of the other boys have turned on Ralph and want to “hunt” him. They decided that the best way to get Ralph to come to them on the beach was to light the whole forest on fire so Ralph would be forced out to the beach. Ralph was trying to run

  • What Does Jack Symbolize In Lord Of The Flies

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    from justice and overall peace. Jack is the origin of most of the conflicts on the island that lead to fear and death. He has absolutely no control over his obsessions and desires for blood and power. William golding uses Jack’s character as a symbol to convey the theme that when an individual strays away from what is known to be their civilized self and becomes an entirely different and savage human being, they tend to sacrifice innocence, morality and sanity Jacks evolution from an innocent and

  • Morality In Lord Of The Flies

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    Everyone stands on some sort of moral ground. As long as that “ethical moral high ground” is under our feet, we are stable. Although, the big question is, what happens when the ground disappears? What becomes of our society? In the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding, there are three main influential characters that die on the island. There deaths, however seemingly small, greatly impact all the lives of the boys on the island. “The shape of society must depend on the ethical nature of the

  • Allen Ginsberg Beat Generation Analysis

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    Introduction The era of the Beat Generation was a time of reinvention, in a society recovering from the second World War , the Beats were a group of poets who strayed from social and literary conformity by questioning authority, and followed a more free verse way of writing with little to no rules. They were part of the counterculture that developed post 1945. The Beat Generation were a group of poets that managed to change the way literature and writing were done in the 1950s. Literary traditions

  • Zodiac Killer Research Paper

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    Zodiac killer Name Institutional affiliation The Zodiac killer is one of the most infamous killers in American history. He murdered at least five people between the 1960s and 1970’s. His victims were often couples who were in secluded places around San Francisco. He received widespread media attention due to his habits of taunting the police and newspapers with coded messages. He signed his letters with his symbol, which was a circle with a plus sign over it. Although several suspects have

  • Gone With The Wind

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    Gone with the Wind won the majority of the Oscars in 1939. The year 1939 was the greatest year of Hollywood films. Ten great films were nominated for best picture, including most of the classics, and with the most famous actors and actresses. These include Dark Victory, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Love Affair, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Ninotchka, Of Mice and Men, Stagecoach, The Wizard of Oz, and Wuthering Heights. Gone with the Wind won ten awards out of thirteen nominations. Simply being one of the

  • Roberto Benigni's Life Is Beautiful

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    The Italian movie “Life is Beautiful” has a sense of humor and sorrow. It shows how life can be somewhat imbalanced yet it can still be beautiful especially when you are with the people you love. The actors gave out their potential but the most outstanding was Roberto Benigni. A watcher will not end the movie without smiling a bit and perhaps a heartfelt laugh. The Guido himself, Roberto Benigni, was also the director and co-writer of the film;which is a possible reason for a good portrayal of his

  • Self Discovery In S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders

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    Teenagers constantly worry what other people think of them: friends, family, even strangers. They’ve all been there. But what teenagers should really be worrying about is what they think of themselves. Teens should not be pressured to choose between what they want to be based on what others want them to be. Yet, teenagers think that their options are limited, and that’s where they take the wrong turn. In The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton presents the idea that self-discovery makes teenagers realize that

  • The Downing Street Years Literary Analysis

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    Margaret Thatcher was a Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between 1979 and 1990. Three years after her resignation as Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher published her first memoir titled The Downing Street Years. The Downing Street Years focuses on the Iron Lady’s years as British Prime Minister (1979-1990) giving glimpses into her life as the political leader of the United Kingdom. Two years later in 1995, Thatcher published her second memoir, The Path to Power that covers her life

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Julian Castro

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    How determinative and essential is opportunity in order to create a society that is accompanied by appropriate prosperity? At Barack Obama’s convention in 2012, Julian Castro gives an endorsing speech in which a series of convenient traits are included. Based on the previous question, an analysis of Castro’s way of addressing and rhetorical level will be composed in the following content. Castro’s interesting and appealing way of addressing his audiences will be taken into account as well. What is

  • Nrc Country Club Case Study

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    Case Assignment One Student’s Name Institution Affiliation Case Assignment One NRC country club is an Ohio and Dayton-based open membership club that hosts two golf courses. Since the club was started in 1954, it grew up into one of the most vibrant and lucrative golf clubs in the United States even hosting huge golf championships such as the 1986 US open, the 1996 PGA championship, and the 1998 US mid-amateur, and consistently being ranked by Golf Digest magazine among the top 100 golf

  • Similarities Between The Dogs And Humans In The Call Of The Wild

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    Domesticated dogs originate from wolves, their ancestor. The Call of the Wild by Jack London is about a dog named Buck who is taken off to the Klondike to be used for a dog sled pack. The narrator throughout the book suggested that Buck would have ultimately rejected civilization and followed his nature. The novel stands on tension being revealed as nature winning rather than civilization, only Thornton is the last tie to that world. Jack London exposes the dog Buck as a Santa Clara valley dog free to roam the

  • Girls With Slingshots: A Character Analysis

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    Female characters propagate sex-positivity through their sexualization, and utilize it as a tool of shaping solidarity by eradicating the double standard concerned with male and female bodies (Pratl, 2009). Axel Alonso’s (2014) previous comments on the impossibility of “not sexualizing comic characters” are affirmed, as he mentions that not only physical ability and appearance take part in defining a character, but sex appeal as well. The argument that sexualizing female comic characters only leads

  • Flippo Brunelleschi Influence On Renaissance

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    The great Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore, erected by Filippo Brunelleschi remains one of the wonders of Renaissance architecture. Along with the Cathedral’s dome, Brunelleschi was known for his magnificent inventions and arcthecural designs. In the process of marking his legacy, Brunelleschi was challenged socially and politically by rival artist and patrons of his time. Despite countless obstacles, Brunelleschi was a man that thrives in challenging situations. The secretive nature of Brunelleschi

  • Essay On Crispin The Cross Of Lead

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    From the book Crispin the Cross of Lead by Avi, the 13 year old protagonist Crispin started off as a runaway from his home in Stromford Village after his mother died because he was wrongly accused of thievery, thus resulting in him being declared a wolf’s head. While on the run Crispin met Bear, who challenged him, protected him, and taught him. In the end, Crispin’s new self was challenged as he risked his life to save Bear in Great Wexley. Throughout the story Crispin matures tremendously, starting

  • Characteristics Of The Old Man And The Sea

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    Breanna Miller Prof.Long English 83 December 6, 2016 The Old Man And The Sea The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible . The positive traits in good people really depends on someone's personality, you can’t also judge a book by its cover. In the book Ernest Hemingway it