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    One’s friends and family may have polarizing views on what is portrayed in the newly released film entitled “Song of the South.” Still, the film is bound to move everyone, particularly children, to a whole array of emotions. The story unfolds as the protagonist of the story, a seven year-old boy named Johnny (Bobby Driscoll) is brought by his parents, John (Eric Rolf) and Miss Sally (Ruth Warrick) to a vacation at their Georgian plantation with his grandmother (Lucile Watson), also known as Miss

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    Chapter 1 Introduction I started to watch Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs when I was four years old. I was attracted by the beauty of Snow White and her kind-hearted personality which this made me to repeatedly watch this animated film. However, I was frightened by the horrifying image of the peddler in the film. At time, I was just a little kid who was indeed vulnerable to the media content. Looking at how the stepmother scheme on Snow White, I firmly believe that stepmothers are wicked. As time

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    SWOT Analysis SWOT analysis is a tool that helps in assessing the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats involved in any commercial business. An individual or firm look at the strengths and weaknesses which are in relation to the internal operations of the business and can be controlled by the firm, whereas the opportunities and threats are facets which are exterior to the business and not controlled by them (Kerzner, 2015). A detailed SWOT analysis of our new product, The World of

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    Upon examining representations of femininity of Disney characters, it is evident there is a stark focus on the dichotomy of good girls and bad women. In other words, their behavioral characteristics and prevailing climactic outcomes in the films, such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, reinforce the idea that claiming agency and independence, is not only associated with evil but also posits a representation of femininity that women are discouraged from emulating. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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    While the simple notion of understanding the difference between sexes as a biological diversity, the other, more complicated understanding what is considered to be masculine or feminine has its roots in culture. There are many different definitions of what culuture is, but we perceive it as a particular way of life. Following what structuralists and post-structuralists call 'signifying practices', culture stands for texts and practices in the function of signifying, producing or to produce a meaning

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    Rodney Atkins’ hit song What I Love about the South says, “If you need a Dixie Fix just come on down,” How could you not want to just hop on a plane and go down south? That is exactly the response Rodney Atkins tries to get across in his song. This song is an amazing example of a rhetorical equilibrium; Rodney does a great job of persuading others to agree with him on his outlook about how great the south is. Rodney uses rhetorical appeal such as ethos logos and pathos, in his song What I Love about

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    law in the United States. The Civil Rights Movement defeated the injustice of public facilities being segregated by “race” in the South. Two women who advocated for black justice during the Civil Rights Movement through the use of music are Nina Simone and Billie Holiday. Simone is an American singer who sang a mix of blues, jazz, and folk music. She was known for songs like “ Young, Gifted and Black,” “ Four Woman,” and “ Mississippi Goddam.” Holiday is considered one of the most influential jazz

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    “Strange Fruit” is known to be the first American protest song. More than that, this song is one of the most powerful protest songs. It’s historical history and impact is very important. Since it was released, it has become the song of the victim of racism. This song is about the lynching that has occurred from 1889 and 1960 in America. Lynching is an execution committed by a group of people without a fair trial and without leaving to the accused the possibility of defending itself. Lynching’s victims

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    Miriam Makeba, a South African born musician, contributed her efforts towards the struggle of apartheid. She composed songs in correspondence to severe matters South Africans had to deal with. During her exile she created an increase of awareness of the hardships that black South Africans faced. Makeba was involved in several campaigns and the movements against apartheid and racial segregation. Miriam Makeba was born on the 4th of March in Johannesburg 1932. Her mother was imprisoned for illegally

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    ignorance and fear bred lawless mass violence, murder and lynching. The horrid act of lynching African Americans was thoroughly widespread in the United States, particularly in the South. Blacks were lynched for a range of things including rape, breaking a black code, and simply just

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    Cross Road Blues Origin

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    Blues can be called as the generational origin of Jazz. Blues is a kind of jazz that was evolved from style of music and musical form, originated on the American South (Mississippi Delta). Guitar, piano and harmonica (mouth harp) were considered as major instruments of early blues songs. Lyrics were especially related about daily life, sex, love, and money. Blues pieces often express sadness and melancholy. Along with this, Jazz music is a type of music which was originated by interaction between

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    create a new perspective. Bob Dylan uses his music to express a message in each of his songs. Bob Dylan is not only a musician, but also an author and a painter. He utilizes these different art mediums to spread awareness of the social and political injustices of the United States. Dylan began to write songs after his mentor,Woody, encouraged him to do so. He “began writing songs at an astonishing pace, including ‘Song to Woody,’ a tribute to his ailing hero”(Bob Dylan Biography). Woody inspired Dylan

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    Miriam Makeba Analysis

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    Miriam Makeba was born as Zenzile Miriam Makeba in 1932 in segregated Prospect Township, near Johannesburg, South Africa, to a Swazi mother who was a traditional healer (isangoma) and a Xhosa father, who was a teacher that died when Makeba was a child (Allen, 2011). Makeba did not have an easy childhood and her life would continue to be filed with difficulties and obstacles she would need to overcome. For instance, when Makeba was still an infant, her mother, along with Makeba, were arrested for

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    Slave songs are an especially important resource for studying the "lived experience" of slavery. As one of the only emotional and spiritual outlets available to slaves, these songs contain the hopes and dreams, frustrations and fears, of generations of African Americans. In this lesson, you will work together in groups to decipher the songs and analyze what they reveal about the deeper thoughts and feelings of enslaved Americans. You will then write your own songs -- of protest, mourning, etc. --

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    In the south region of the United States, Atlanta Georgia preferably, has been at the top of hip hop music production for the last decade. Several artists had used dance and dance instruction in combination with their lyrics to carry, and to have a concept of masculinities. Body movements works hand in hand with lyrics in the expression of masculinities, another commonly held misconception is that Black masculinity is a singular concept. Masculinities are communicated through hip-hop dance and are

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    The growth of the enslaved African American population directly led to an increase in domestic slave trade in the early 1800s. As a result, by 1860 a very significant amount of slaves worked on plantations in the Deep South. Hot temperatures, long work days, and harsh treatment made slave life unfathomably difficult. Families were destroyed, in fact, a third of children under the age of fourteen were separated from their parents and about a quarter of marriages were split, due to slave trade. Slavery

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    In these three writings, Harry Macarthy's “The Bonnie Blue Flag,” George F. Root’s “Battle Cry of Freedom,” and “The John Brown Song.” Display their views on how society fought for their freedoms. Men were told they had to fight, causing many to die because of fear. All of these writings express the value of freedom and how all people should have rights. In the American Reader by Diane Ravitch, almost all of the readings are similar in the sense that everyone wanted equal rights, Natural Rights,

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    Dylan. In 2008 after the victory of Barack Obama in the Presidential Elections, Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen performed a song onstage called “This Land Is Your Land”. The song, written in 1940, was first called “God Bless America For Me” and even though it was not written specifically for the Civil Rights Movement, it was appropriated by it and became one of the many songs sung in sit ups and marches. Woody Guthrie’s story and his involvement with the Civil Rights Movements can be challenging

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    Gangnam Style Analysis

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    "I think just having that kind of hit song is such a freak incident. To have a song of this scale, it doesn't create any kind of precedent. It's a scientific fluke. A kind of perfect storm of pop music comes together every once in a while to create this kind of song," said Jason Anderson, arts writer and film critic for The Grid newspaper in Toronto. “Gangnam Style” is not the first international pop

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    Miriam Makeba Research

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    Miriam Makeba, known as Mama Africa, was a black South African civil rights activist and singer. She helped introduce African music around the world with her “Pata Pata” song in the late 1960s. She toured globally with famous singers and advocated for the end of apartheid in South Africa. ==Personal Life and Career Beginnings== Zenzile Miriam Makeba was born on March 4, 1932, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her father, Caswell, was a Xhosa and died when she was six. Her mother, Christina, worked

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