Lisa Simpson Essays

  • The Simpsons Standardized Testing

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    Standardizing and The Simpsons The Simpsons created by Matt Groening has been a long-standing television show that millions upon millions have enjoyed for its humor, but The Simpsons has also brought an important issue up in many of its episodes; standardized testing in the American education system. The Simpsons present the real-life problem of standardized testing in a humorous way, even though the effects of the problem are not so funny. The Simpsons has gone through several specific issues within

  • Homer Terror Management Theory And Its Effects On The Simpsons

    834 Words  | 4 Pages

    One of the longest running TV series of all time is the Simpsons. The Simpsons are an animated sitcom that uses satire to depict the “average” American family. The Simpson Family consists of Homer (father), Marge (mother), Bart (Son), Lisa (daughter), and Maggie (baby). The in 2007 did something that they never previously had done. The Simpsons hit the big screen. The major motion picture about Springfield, the home of the Simpsons, and has just about everything possibly imaginable. Springfield

  • Examples Of Pity In The Miracle Worker

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    English Novelist Graham Greene, once said: “Pity is cruel. Pity Destroys”. Pity may seem like a positive thing to have, to feel “sorry” for someone, but in reality, it is not. Pity can make it difficult for people to learn and improve, just like Helen Keller in the play The Miracle Worker, by William Gibson. Helen Keller was a blind and deaf girl, whose family commiserated her for her disabilities. They hired a lady named Anne Sullivan to teach her. Sullivan came to Keller, and luckily, she lacked

  • Lord Of The Flies Summary

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    Lord of the Flies by William Golding takes place in the midst of the next world war. A plane taking British schoolboys to safety is shot down and crashes on a deserted island. The boys survived; however, the pilot did not. With no adults, the children have no disciplinary boundaries. They can do anything they want. Social order rises quickly as one of the boys, Ralph, is named chief. Whispers of a beast on the island begin to emerge and the boys set off to find and kill it. In the process, one boy

  • Comparing The Simpsons And Family Guy

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    From the beginning of their airing, the Simpsons and Family Guy have displayed some similar traits and overall character roles. Both shows revolve around of what is commonly called the “nuclear family” that are cartoons that with each episode are given a situation or issues that they must overcome all while making the viewers laugh with slick humor, pop culture references, and witty remarks. Though both these shows were made all for kicks and giggles how the characters and even the writers handle

  • How Did The Simpsons Influence Pop Culture

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    are watching The Simpsons. The Simpsons is an animated classic that has been running for decades. It began with a simple comic about rabbits and has evolved into the well-received primetime show that is known as today. From its popular guest stars, to its never-ending merchandise, The Simpsons is everywhere. Over a quarter of a century, The Simpsons has largely influenced pop culture with its rich and entertaining history. All shows begin with a humble idea, and The Simpsons is no exception

  • Examples Of Juxtaposition In The Simpsons

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    • The Simpsons is a Juxtaposition as for so long they have been the alternative and now they couldn’t be any closer to being mainstream and part of the popular culture – This connects to Bart’s character by showing the progression on ‘The Simpsons’ and how it was the anti-culture just like Bart but as time passes on it is perfectly in line with the mainstream. • Watching with The Simpsons by Jonathon Gray. • “Krusty changes his act to ranting against capitalism. He is soon wooed back to his old ways

  • Gender Stereotypes In Horror Movies: Gender Equality And Sexism In Movies

    727 Words  | 3 Pages

    There is definitely a problem when we talk about gender equality and sexism. It's everywhere: in movies, commercials on television, in music videos, at the workplace and even at school. The gender biases are blatant. One of the sources of the problem lies in the media and the way the media portrays women. For example, the function of an assistant can be fulfilled by both a man and a woman, but when we look at movies and commercials, we often think that it is weird when the assistant of a powerful

  • Spongebob Squarepants: Show Analysis

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    The cartoon Spongebob Squarepants is an American classic; premiering in mid-1999, the show has since become enormously popular and a widely-recognized cultural staple. The show’s content resembles the American cultural standards in a similar way– take the episode Snowball Effect, for example: the nation’s civilization is oozing out of Spongebob, Patrick and Squidward’s misadventures. The episode demonstrates the common draw to conflict and competition that is buried deep within the American identity

  • Doubt A Parable Analysis

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    Have you ever been in a situation that everything that is happening seems so unsure to you, and you just cannot catch the accurate moment to make an ascertain statement? In the play, Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, Sister Aloysius is accusing Father Flynn of having an unhealthy relationship with one of the students in her school. Based on the evidence in Patrick Shanley’s play, Doubt: A Parable, I conclude Father Flynn is guilty because of his actions and words. Firstly, Father Flynn

  • Mother To Son Poem Analysis

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    Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was a famous African-American poet, who was born in Missouri and was a part of the Harlem renaissance. He created this famous poem called, 'Mother to son' that was published in 1922 in a dialect form. This poem is about a mother who is giving strong, fierce, and positive advice to her son about life. It connects to not only the mothers who have kids but to the society who fought through hard times to get to where they are at now. In the 'Mother to son' poem, Hughes uses

  • Catcher In The Rye Love Analysis

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    In a world filled with contradictions and challenges, the absence of love forces many to attach meaning in anything they can find. The Catcher in the rye is the odyssey of a young boy named Holden Caulfield who faces many challenges, compounded by a childhood that lacked affection and love. Salinger describes Holden’s lifestyle as one that possess many troubles. Throughout the novel it is evident that Holden’s character develops from someone who is detached from the world, to someone who learns to

  • The Simpsons, Hyper-Irony Analysis

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    The article of Carl Matheson, "The Simpsons, Hyper-Irony, and the Meaning of Life", has a profound and detailed discussion about the Quotationalism and Hyper-irony that frequently used in popular animation series The Simpsons. The concept of quotationalism and hyper- irony as interpreting by Carl Matheson means "referring to or quoting other works of popular culture" and "the flavor of humor that is colder and share less sense of humanity"(Carl, para.2). To introduced the ideas of Quatationalism

  • Reflective Analysis Of The Movie 'All In The Family'

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    For my reflective analysis, I decided to watch the famous All in The Family series that had aired back in the early 1970’s. This is truly one of the most subversive television series in all of entrainment programming history. Norman Lear, the creator of All in The Family, catered moments to television that were so provocative they would have even made the famous director of Blazing Saddles, Mel Brooks, blush a little. Archie Bunker was a character who harkened back to an older time, A WWII veteran

  • 1980s Sitcom Analysis

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    The 1970s Is known to Be the golden era of British sitcom, There were sitcom That attempted to find humour in racial or ethnic misunderstandings, but in later years the content was criticised. In the 1980s alternative comedy started to emerge onto British sitcoms, alternative comedy Is a style of comedy which rejected established stereotypes and sometimes they also had a political component. alternative comedy was also found in cartoons, one of the first alternative comedy sitcoms to come on the

  • Mad Hot Ballroom Reflection

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    Mad Hot Ballroom, directed by Marilyn Agrelo, is a documentary filmed in New York City. Throughout the film, students and faculty of elementary schools teach a ten-week ballroom dancing course in preparation for a city wide competition. Unbenounced to the children, simply by being themselves, they would be teaching their audience a valuable lesson about adolescence, socialization, and institutions. Throughout the film there were a handful of behaviors that one would consider typical for the age

  • Family Guy: Undermining Satire Analysis

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    The articles, Family Guy: Undermining Satire by Nick Marx and Fox and Friends: Political Talk by Jeffrey P. Jones, are very different articles, however, they both address how television affects culture. These articles, found in the edited novel of “How To Watch Television,” edited by Ethan Thompson and Jason Mittell, describe how a cartoon, like Family Guy, or a morning talk show, like Fox and Friends, can influence consumers opinions, actions, and how television producers have to keep audiences

  • Fahrenheit 451 Alienation Theme

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    As new electronics are being invented, our society gradually becomes more addicted as the days pass. People become reliant on technology and find themselves unable to connect with others and the outside world. Alienation plays a major role in Fahrenheit 451 as Bradbury expresses this theme through the characters, Montag’s society, and how it occurs and affects people in reality. In the novel Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury establishes the theme of alienation through the characters. Montag also

  • The Jealousy Of Power In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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    American statesman and former president of the United States, John Adams questioned if it, “Is the jealousy of power, and the envy of superiority, so strong in all men, that no considerations of public or private utility are sufficient to engage their submission to rules for their own happiness?” But fails to challenge if ambition, thoughts, and the barrier of vulnerability are commonalities that contribute to the constant need for power. Both ideas are prevalent in Of Mice and Men, a story that

  • Attachment Styles Reflection

    1156 Words  | 5 Pages

    Introduction At the beginning of our lives we are born to create a relationship with our love ones, it depends on our parent to provide us with love and warmth to develop a positive bounding relationship. The purpose of the paper is to reflect which attachment style was utilized by my parents during my childhood and which type of attachment style I identify more during my adulthood. The four types of attachment styles that will be discussed are avoidant attachment, secure attachment, disorganized