Joe Louis Essays

  • Sweetgum Slough Character Analysis

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    environment or within one's self. There are many conflicts in the book "Sweetgum Slough" written by Claire Karssiens. The three conflicts that stood up to me are Louis vs. Schmeling, Karssiens vs. new school, and Karssiens brother vs. Panther. The first conflict founded in the book Sweetgum Slough that got my attention is Louis vs. Schemeling. joe louis is an African American boxer who was set to have a boxing rematch versus max schmeling, who is representing the Nazi Germany. in the book it says "Peering

  • The Great Depression In The Film, Cinderella Man

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    The Great Depression was a devastating period in United States History, the economy collapsed, and a staggering 25% of the population was unemployed. During this time, there were large wage disparity gaps that were very prevalent, there was no middle class, you were either wealthy or you were poor. It was hard for family life to continue, parents had to take up two and three jobs to make sure their kids were staying safe, and well. Most of these jobs were odd-jobs, and were temporary with no sense

  • Thesis Statement On The Cinderella Man

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    challenge, he fought through the pain of a broken hand on the docks to earn little money for his family and fought in another boxing match when his partner Joe Gould called him with an open spot for what was supposed

  • History Of Boxing Essay

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    Prize fighting or boxing also known as “the manly art of self-defence” has been referred to by George Foreman as the sport to which all other sports aspire. Stripped to the brass-tacks, boxing is a hand to hand combat between two men that can be traced back to since before the dawn of history when primitive man established supremacy by the sheer power of his sinews. It was around BC 688 when prize fighting began to take shape as an organized sport finding acceptance as an Olympic game by the Greeks

  • Informative Speech On Johnny Cash

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    Topic: Johnny Cash Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the life of Johnny Cash throughout his musical career Introduction: I. You have heard many people say, “I want a love like Johnny and June,” but do they really know what they are asking for? II. Throughout studying the life of Johnny Cash and his tract record, Johnny Cash struggled heavily with drugs, cheated on his first wife married June Carter, and still struggled to be the “ideal man.” The man he became after overcoming his struggles

  • Film Techniques Used In Films

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    As an audience we seem to accept any world presented to us in films, no matter how ludicrous or incomprehensible that world may be. Certain actions that could be considered crazy in real life, such as singing and dancing down a street, are often justified in film contexts due to hidden codes and conventions. What are these codes and conventions? Why are they present? And how do they go unnoticed to us as an educated audience? Ideology is defined as a body of ideas and beliefs of a group or nation

  • Muhammed Ali: A True Hero

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    also won the world heavyweight boxing champion in 1964 ("Muhammed Ali Biography"). During the 1970's Muhammed Ali denied the draft for military and was stripped of his title. He was suspended for three years but reclaimed title two more times. He beat Joe Frazier and George Foreman for

  • Boxing Rhetorical Analysis

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    Norman Mailer uses emotional and logical appeals to deliver his opinion on the integrity of the sport of boxing. By using words such as “proud” and discussing the logical implications of a fighter who is able to take more punches than anyone else. By choosing to write the last fives sentences from the perspective of the audience, he brings the reader into the ring and invites them to consider what it would be like to watch a man get beat to death by another for sport. He describes the audience

  • Jack Dempsey Advantages And Disadvantages

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    “The Great Dempsey” “A champion is someone who's ready when the gong rings- not just before, not just after- but when it rings.” This quote represents Jack Dempsey because he was always prepared and worked very hard to earn world titles many times. He was a very good boxer who proved himself multiple times by defeating people that doubted him. Dempsey had huge disadvantages because of his height and weight. He was very small to be fighting in the heavyweight division only weighing at 187 pounds

  • Pros And Cons Of Steven Spielberg

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    WHY STEVEN SPIELBERG DESERVES TO BE CALLED AN AUTEUR Steven Spielberg is an American movie director and producer. He is the director of multiple hugely succesful hollywood blockbuster movies like “Jurassic Park” and Jaws. He also directed science fiction movies like Close Encounters of the “Third Kind” and “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” . These are only some of his over 40 movies of which some are mentioned by film critics among the best movies ever made, for example “Schindler’s List” is rated

  • Citizen Kane Cinema Scene Analysis

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    Citizen Kane , a film directed by Orson Welles, showcases many fascinating elements of filmmaking. The way that Welles illustrates these elements of filmmaking is the reason that James Naramore describes Citizen Kane as a powerful work of art. The narrative structure of Citizen Kane is an examination into the life of Charles Foster Kane, from his ambiguous upbringing as a child to his renowned success as a newspaper tycoon throughout his entire adulthood. Welles’ narrative structure and use of

  • The Pros And Cons Of Boxing

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    Boxing is a sport of physical contact that we can refer to as one of the oldest in the world today. Boxing is one type of martial arts, which is done by two people in the ring to fight each other with fists and able to survive attacks from opponents. But, for some people boxing interpreted as violence. There are pros and cons about it. At the first time of the match, according to the history of boxing is popular in Roman, Greek and also in Egypt. Formerly gloves used by boxers made of steel and it

  • Mahatma Gandhi Heroism

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    There are few people in the world that acts heroism, and they classified as hero, because being a hero needs hard work and well education or having a high knowledge that could help them in their heroic actions. According to the dictionary, heroism means an extremely brave (Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary). The word heroism is derived from the Latin word heros, the French word héroïsme, and from the Greek word hērōs. Some synonyms for heroism are: boldness, courage, strength, fearlessness, whereas

  • Brazil Jiu Jitsu History

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    The History of the Brazilian Art: Jiu-Jitsu Brazilian jiu- jitsu is a martial art and a combat sport that focuses on grappling and ground fighting, the goal is to get a dominant position to submit the opponent. Jiu- jitsu is is bit modified from judo with some techniques in Japanese jiu- jitsu. Jiu- jitsu can prove that a smaller, weaker person, with the proper technique, leverage, can defend themselves against a bigger and stronger person. Sparring and drilling techniques are a major role in

  • Muhammad Ali: The Greatest Athlete Of All Time

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    Muhammad Ali the Greatest Muhammad Ali was the greatest athlete of all time. What really is great? The definition of great is of ability, quality or eminence considerably above the normal or average. That defines Muhammad Ali. I think he is one of the greatest people to ever live. There will never be another athlete to be as inspiring, unpredictable, and generous as he was. We might never see anyone like him again. For those of you who do not know who Muhammad Ali is Ali was a boxer, he was a very

  • Personal Narrative: Bottles

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    Bottles At school they tell you ‘Don’t do drugs’, but at home I got a different message. A message that came to me, day after day, in the form of smelly beer bottles that cluttered my house. My parents, drunk and disorderly, fell asleep each night either too early or too late and would blame me for their headache. The painkillers they used came in the form of overpriced bottles of beer that ate away at our money like cockroaches. The house was a mess, and I never knew what to do; my homework, or

  • Pride And Ambition In Macbeth

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    A very explicit theme in the play Macbeth is: lust and ambition. This is can be probably seen in every character in the play: Macbeth, Young Siward, Malcolm, Lady Macbeth and many more. All of the characters are driven by a desire to do what they believe is best: it usually begins with ambition. Ambition tends to lead a person to lust whatever they desire and to try to achieve it. Lust is usually thought to be a bad emotion: in such a way that it tends to become evil, but in Macbeth it also shows

  • Jaws Character Analysis

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    Brody Martin-Police Chief Chief of Police is a title given to an appointed official or an elected one in the chain of command of a police department. In both Jaws the movie, Directed by Steven Spielberg, and the novel Jaws, written by Peter Benchley, Martin Brody is a middle aged man who is happily married and a father of two. As a long time officer of the NYPD, Brody advances his policing career by being offered a job as Chief of Police on Amity Island; Brody discovers that “with great power comes

  • People In The Sun Poem Analysis

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    Ever run a race with no finish line? The American Dream is the never ending pursuit to better one's life and circumstances in an effort to reach an ever changing goal of happiness. Hoppers use of lines color and emphasis shows us his thoughts on the American Dream. In many of Hopper's works he uses sunlight to portray the chase for the American dream. Hopper does not draw the sunrise or the sunset but rather the human subject in reaction to it. In his works the characters are staring into the sun

  • Sports In The Victorian Era

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    The Victorian Era was the history of the United Kingdom during Queen Victoria’s reign from 1837 to 1901. The Victorian society was broken up into four different classes, Gentry, Upper Class, Middle Class, and Working Class. Depending on what class you were a part of determined the type of diversion you got to participate in. Of course, the higher classes were involved in a wider range of activities. The lower classes activities were limited and not as diverse. Sports in the Victorian Era were mainly