Lawrence Bender Essays

  • It Follows Film Analysis

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    In their chapter, Developmental Differences in Responses to Horror, Joanne Cantor and Mary Beth Oliver established three categories of fear inducing stimuli and events that are regularly seen in frightening media. They created the three categories after reviewing research on the issues of real life fears and the effects of frightening media on viewers. All three of their categories can be found in this week’s film It Follows. The film focuses on a young woman, Jamie “Jay” Height, and her struggle

  • Last Life In The Universe Analysis

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    Directed by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, one of Thailands foremost “new wave” filmakers, the strangely haunting Last Life in the Universe provides viewers with an enticing and wholly unique cinematic experience. Delicate, enthralling, and hypnotically charged, Ratanaruang poignantly portrays the story of Kenji, a suicidal, OCD-bound Japanese librarian, living in Bangkok and seemingly on the run from his Yakuza influenced past. Over the course of the film we learn, not so much through dialouge but rather through

  • Creative Writing: Goose Gander's Home

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    Mr. Lawrence Exeter walked into Goose Gander Baby Shoppe he strolled through the isles looking for clothing, toys, and other items for the baby. He felt weird shopping for clothing for a baby not even born yet his wife insisted he go. He brought his hefty cart over to the cashier. The cashier offered him a warm smile and began to ring in his purchases. “The total comes to 148.50$” the cashier stated. Mr. Lawrence Exeter pulled out his leather check book and began to inscribe the amount on to the

  • Civil War In Walt Whitman's O Captain ! My Captain

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    Have you ever experienced both happiness and sorrow at the same time? Walt Whitman, in “O Captain! My Captain!,” incorporates sadness over the death of President Lincoln and happiness about the victory of the North and the end of the Civil War. The Civil War (1861-1865) was set on American soil where Americans fought against Americans. The North (Union) wanted unity of the country and the end of slavery, while the South (Confederacy) wanted separation and the continuation of slavery. The war ended

  • Bruce Tuckman's Model Of Group Development Theory

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    When Bruce Tuckman proposed the model of group development in 1965, the model assumed four stages which include forming-storming-norming-performing stages. However, a fifth model was introduced to encapsulate the already functioning model and this model became known as the adjourning phase (Bauer & Erdogan, 2009, p. 191). This group development stages will now be described below: The first stage in the group development model is the forming stage which is a time when a group officially comes together

  • Summary Of Piaget's Four Stages Of Cognitive Development

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    According to Mind on Science - Piaget 's four stages of cognitive development. Piaget identified four stages or patterns of reasoning that characterized human cognitive development. Piaget viewed these as qualitative differences in the way humans think from birth to adulthood. At each of these stage the individual is able to perform operations on the environment in order to develop cognitive structures. Sensorimotor stage. Beginning at birth to about 2 years, the first stage is characterized by perceptual

  • Charlie Kaufman Monologue

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    Recently I had the honor of shadowing the acclaimed screenwriter Charlie Kaufman as he brings to life Ted Chiang’s “Story of Your Life” now titled Rings in Time. A soon to be a blockbuster hit that is out of this word. It should be on everyone must watch list this Oscar season. Before I began my work with Mr. Kaufman I had the pleasure of reading the original work by Ted Chiang. It is a wonderful short story told in the first person about the arrival of seven lagged aliens with a unique view on time

  • Brokeback Mountain Analysis

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    Brokeback Mountain depicts the illicit homosexual romance, is a short story written by the American novelist Annie Proulx. The story is first published in The New Yorker in 1997, and has had the extended publication in the 1998 collection of Proulx short stories, namely, Close Range: Wyoming Stories. In the same year, the story has Proulx winning a third place in the O.Henry Award prize. The screenwriters Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana and the director Ang Lee had a film adaption released in 2005

  • Stage Development Theory

    691 Words  | 3 Pages

    Why? What is that? These are just merely a few examples of a kid’s favorite questions to ask as they mature and begin to understand more about the world surrounding them. They are curious about this new, exciting world and eager to learn about it. Their method of learning is by asking those questions and hearing the answers, allowing them to gain knowledge about their world. This is the basis of Jean Piaget’s stage development theory, a theory focused on the cognitive development ranging from infants

  • Piaget's Stages Of Development

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    According to the developmental theory, there are four main stages that children go through in their development. The stages for development are the sensorimotor, the preoperational stage, the concrete operational stages, and the formal operational stage. The Sensorimotor Stage occurs from birth to two years old. In this stage babies and toddlers use sensory stimulation to learn. The sensory and motor skills and perceptions are what determine a baby’s intelligence. Piaget says that “object permanence”

  • House Music History

    2160 Words  | 9 Pages

    “House music is love. House music is a sound and it’s a spirit,”- house pioneer Wayne Williams This past Weds night, househeads tuned in to watch a piece of our history told to a national audience. TV One’s series Unsung, told the story of Frankie Knuckles and the Roots of House Music. The docuseries was ambitious considering Chicago House history is rich, layered and full of so many stories of music, parties and creativity. I applaud TV One for telling just a portion of the history of house music

  • Black Student Interview Essay

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    Chester County, Pennsylvania’s public education system afforded me the opportunity for an enriched academic experience, as well as an opportunity to connect socially with people of all different races. Coming from a family who pushed academics, I always found myself to be one, of three black students in my honors and AP classes. I believed I could not relate with the majority of black students socially and academically, which is why I separated myself from them. In the rise of my freshman year I

  • Michael Josephson's Non-Profit Study

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    In 1987, a man named Michael Josephson who had been teaching law for twenty years and was the CEO of a legal education company, decided to sell his business and create a non-profit agency in honor of his parents. The agency is called the Joseph and Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics. He runs this collecting no salary for his contributions. In 1992, he developed an extensive study for measuring values, attitudes, and conduct of high school students. The study is called; Character Counts, more than

  • Weary Dunlop's Pows

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    In 1941, two years after the commencement of World War Two, Japan entered the war and invaded much of Southern Asia, capturing and imprisoning 22’000 Australians, who became POWs. One of those prisoners was Colonel Ernest Edward Dunlop, known to his fellow Australians as ‘Weary’. A medical officer responsible for over a thousand men on the Burma-Thai railway, who has been remembered because of his significant devotion to his fellow POWs and how he resisted Japanese brutality. Weary Dunlop’s significance

  • Literary Analysis Of Oxymoron In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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    Literary Terms Journal Oxymoron: two words put together with opposite meanings. Romeo: O brawling love! O loving hate! Love that comes from nothing! Sad happiness! Serious foolishness! Beautiful things muddled together into an ugly mess! Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake—it’s everything except what it is! (1.1.166-171). A wide variety of oxymorons appear within this detailed quote from the compelling love story of Romeo and Juliet which compare

  • Thesis Critique Of King Leopold's Ghost

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    Thesis Critique of King Leopold’s Ghost Adam Hochschild's King Leopold’s Ghost is a story recalling the effects of European imperialism in Africa. Hochschild writes about the Belgian King Leopold’s exploitation over the Congo. Leopold’s rule over an African territory becomes a devastatingly lucrative monopoly over rubber. Leopold’s brutal tactics and use of forced labor ultimately leads to millions of deaths of the Congolese natives. Hochschild's argument successfully claims that European imperialism

  • Aesop's Fables In The Modern World

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    Aesop’s Fables in The Modern World Aesop is the originator of this genre (fables); the Greek people chose the name and created a several legends about Aesop. In Norton Anthology of Western Literature book it says about him, “He had supposedly been a slave and was known for his ugliness and outspokenness. But there is no reason to believe that this has any historical accuracy. The stories about Aesop gave the Greeks and Romans a way of talking about the fables.” He gives a new way to represent ancient

  • Friendship In Romeo And Juliet

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    After Romeo asks Friar Lawrence to marry himself and Juliet, Romeo is highly ecstatic, translating to the mood of Mercutio. Contently, Mercutio teases “Why, is not this better now than groaning for love? ...for this drivelling love is like a great natural that runs lolling up and

  • Theme Of Silence In Purple Hibiscus

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    In the novel Purple Hibiscus, the reader spends the entire novel waiting for Kambili to transition from a character of silence and submission into an outspoken and self-entitled woman -- something that doesn’t fully happen by the end of the book. However, Kambili has very much changed from the beginning, just not in the dramatic way that the audience expects; Kambili’s life starts with dominance from their father. Kambili and Jaja learn to deal with their problems through silence, and eventually

  • Claudio And Matrice's Relationship In Much Ado About Nothing

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    As stated by George Sand, “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” This quote by George Sand means that the only way you can be happy is to love someone and be loved by someone. People who are depressed or don’t believe in love, should believe in love because it is the only way to live life. In Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, the relationship between Claudio and Hero proves to be an ineffective relationship in today’s society due to immaturity and lack