MTV Video Music Awards Essays

  • Hamlet: Polonius Character Analysis

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    The human body is of much complexity- some things we do not understand and some things we do. Shakespeare addressed this in his play, Hamlet. It is best illustrated through Shakespeare’s character Polonius, “Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.” In this context, we are presented with 3 speaking characters. Ophelia speaks to Laertes, Ophelia’s brother and Polonius’s son, about his upcoming journey to France. She advises him and he advises her on her relationship with Hamlet (Sparknotes 1)

  • Rhetorical Analysis On Blank Space

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    “Blank Space”, by singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, won many awards including: MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Pop Video, American Music Award for Song of the Year, and iHeartRadio Music Award for Best Lyrics. However, this is not a surprise after all Taylor Swift is the youngest song writer ever signed by Sony/ATV Music Publishing house (A&E Networks Television). Just like other Taylor Swift videos “Blank Space” uses a lot of symbolism and figurative language

  • Britney Spears Research Paper

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    In 1999, an important switch point in the music industry came the success of a series of teen-pop stars such as my main focus of this section – Britney Spears, easily the most successful one of the teen pop boom in the late 90s and early 00s, Spears’ debut single …Baby One More Time was credited as key turning point of the revival of teen pop, bubblegum pop music, the single itself was highly successful, debuting on #1 in many countries including the USA, its success caused a lot other teen pop artist

  • Lady Gaga's Born This Way

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    like no other, attracting the attention of the media and scholars ever since. She has built an empire based on self-love – a song, album, and nonprofit foundation based on "empowering youth" and "inspring bravery" (Lady Gaga, 2017). Through both her music and her eccentric appearance in the media, Lady Gaga has been able to challenge dominant gender roles publicly, and often in over-dramatic ways (Musulin, 2012). Everything about her from the way she dresses to the lyrics of her songs,

  • Literary Analysis Of Cinderella

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    I’m sure we all have read or have been told the story of Cinderella. It is a classic story-telling story that every child has heard. Over the years there have been many different versions of the story, but the basic structure plot is still in place. There's a conflict between good and evil in each story. “Cinderella” written by two brothers, Jacob, and Wilhelm Grimm as the reader we notice a much detailed version of the original story. The story contains specific details on the characters, and what

  • Symbolism In Cynthia Ozick's 'The Shawl'

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    Take a second and imagine, imagine yourself being starved, tortured, and enslaved. What would you do to save your children and yourself? In Cynthia Ozick's story “The Shawl” we meet Rosa and her two daughters Stella, who is fourteen, and Magda an infant who is being concealed, on their grueling march to a concentration camp. The Nazi’s are unaware of Magda’s existence due to Rosa hiding her under the shawl as they are marching. Rosa is faced with the difficulty of keeping her daughters alive, while

  • Robin Williams Research Paper

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    Robin Williams and the Lewy Body Struggle On July 21, 1952 a boy named Robin Williams was born who would someday go on to be an Hollywood star. He would go on to entertain the world for decades with his hilarious comedy. To the regular person he seemed perfectly happy and healthy, but he was neither. Robin Williams was dealing with Lewy Body Dementia. Dementia is a lack of or serious decrease in cognitive abilities caused by the death of brain cells (Whitworth 2). Some physical symptoms of LBD

  • Good Will Hunting Film Analysis

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    ‘ It’s not your fault’. This scene conveyed the impact of childhood traumas, the effects of suppressed emotions and the idea of soulmates. These ideas were manifested through the use of various film techniques, such as camera shots and movements, music and dialogue. An important technique from this scene are the camera shots. The camera shots applied in this scene are simple. These conveyed the raw emotion

  • Case Study: The Piano Guys

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    their store was the Piano Guys. Paul Embarked upon a self-guided study of social marketing and started a YouTube channel and a Facebook page, envision videos “go viral” doing his marketing for him. Paul was talented he was a risk taker and felt inspired that if he could find the right people to work with he could create the number one music video channel in the world. It first started out when Jon Schmidt walked in to the store who had built a career in solo piano performance and had a concert in

  • Eco 372 Week 2 Music Video Reflection

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    Music Video Reflection While making my music video I learned that the national level of poverty is just as bad as a global and personal level of poverty. In some ways, it still follows poverty cycle like in personal level poverty, but national level poverty is similar to global level poverty in that it affects more than one group of people it affects everyone. In order to conduct my research, I first had to look back on our class discussions on levels of poverty and the poverty cycle. I had to research

  • Beyonce Knowles Essay

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    She was born on June 24, 1986 in Houston Texas. Coming out of her older sister shadow. Solange made a name for herself in both the music and fashion industries as a singer, dancer and a model, she also was a songwriter, actress and savvy businesswoman, Solange Knowles performs under the same Solange. Beyoncé mother also had a career. She got married to Richard Lawson (m.2015), Mathew

  • Amy Tan Two Kinds Character Analysis

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    Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds,” written in 1989, captures the relationship of a mother and daughter from China that has just relocated to America. So, in the beginning of the short story Tan expresses the mother’s beliefs of America by saying “my mother believed you could be anything you wanted in America” (Tan, Two Kinds, www.rtsd.org). then going into examples such as “You could open a restaurant. You could work for the government and get good retirement and of course, you can be a prodigy, too” (Tan, Two

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Bernie Sanders Campaign

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    Sanders’ rallies, and shows Sanders actively seeking them out and addressing them directly. This is accompanied by a folk-style song from Simon and Garfunkel. The ad continues to show clips of massive groups of people cheering for Sanders. A standout video clip is shown, matching the song lyrics, that says: “They all come to look for America.” The huge crowds cheering for Sanders continue until the ad ends. The ad has no obviously clear message, until it shows the standout image saying “They all come

  • Androgyny In Today's Society

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    The androgynous culture in pop music during the 1980’s was largely successful due to the rebellious aspect of the androgynous culture; this rebellion resonated with many individuals (especially teens). As a result, pop music artists of the 1980’s such as David Bowie, Queen, Boy George, Prince, Madonna, and Michael Jackson achieved high album sales, number 1 hits on the Billboard charts, and critically acclaimed reviews (eighty-eightynine,2016). The first 1980’s pop music artist that I will discuss who

  • As She Is Walking Away Analysis

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    empty and that they were looking for things to fill the emptiness that they felt in their lives. Rakow writes that, “Women have often been taunted with lack of creative and reasoning faculties” (pg 201 Rakow, L.F.. 2006). An example of this the music video is when the boyfriend is dragging the girl to the car. This shows that the man obviously needs feminism as who is he to force the girl to do what he wants her to do, rather than letting her make her own free will decisions. The man is obviously

  • Twenty-One Pilots: Being Inside The Music

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    Being inside the music: Plato the famous greek philosopher stated, “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” Plato was a very smart man who made many amazing observations and statements in his life. This quote is no exception. I believe that music is a very important part of life, and everybody likes some kind of music. Most people even go as far as to have a favorite band. My favorite band

  • Rhetorical Analysis Elephant

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    thought that elephants are much smarter than what they are believed to be? Well, they definitely are because shown in recent experiments, and as shown in the different selections, elephants have had better results than other competing animals. In the video, “Elephants Show Cooperation”, by Discovery Channel the article, “Elephants Can Lend A Helping Trunk,” by Virginia Morell and the passage, “Elephants Know When They Need A Helping Trunk In A Cooperative Task,” by Joshua M. Plotnik. All three pieces

  • Bad Blood Taylor Swift Rhetorical Analysis

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    watching Taylor Swift’s Blank Space video on Youtube for the sixth time, I was left with the impression that no other music video could top it as I found it to be a masterpiece. However, after watching Swift’s latest music video for her new single Bad Blood, it reaffirmed to me that I was, unfortunately, correct - which is surprising since Blank Space and Bad Blood were both directed by Joseph Kahn. Though Bad Blood is by no means a terrible promotional video, but it certainly lacks the same charm

  • Music Video Analysis: Asking Alexandria

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    To The Stage is one of my favorite songs by Asking Alexandria and is also one of my favorite music videos. Asking Alexandria is a metal core band that formed around 2003.("Asking Alexandria.") In this music video they portray everything that a normal rock star is into drugs, women and playing music. In the beginning of the video they show at first a pill falling from the air, their prep before the concert where there out and about shopping and at the arcade doing their thing. Then they get a call

  • Old White Guys Analysis

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    Timothy Hayden Dennison Dr. Phill IMS 317 12/02/16 Old White Guys and Video Game Music Old, white, European dead guys (OWG’s) get a bad rap, but between 1650 and 1750 (the Baroque period), they laid the theoretical groundwork for the soundtracks to Super Mario Bros., the Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, and other such classics, in the chiptune style. A polyphonic writing style, based on repetitive melodic fragments that develop and change, with a strong rhythmic drive and varied instrumentation: