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  • The Triple Significance Of The Tortoise Scene In V

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    and finally expose him. This scene is often considered as a mere and rough farce, quite irrelevant and meaningless. However, in this paper I will interpret this scene's triple significance from three perspectives, the structural functions, the satirical significance, and the symbolic references. I. Structural functions As I have mentioned above, the tortoise scene is often considered as a feebler attempt at farce and is dismissed by literary critics as an irrelevant and discordant subplot

  • Harold and Kumar: Escape from Guantanemo Bay - Analysis

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    to Guantanamo Bay prison where their miraculous escape leads them on a comical journey across the United States of America to prove their innocence (www.imdb.com, retrieved 2012). While this film is a comedy, it reveals several different kinds of social and multicultural differences and outlines how these actions affect society, while using carnival meaning to convey ideas about society in a humours way. Furthermore, using ‘Harold and Kumar 2’ as an example, the culture industry theory of Theodore

  • How Do Postmodernist Composers Respond to the Postmodern World?

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    Postmodernism Essay How do postmodernist composers respond to the postmodern world? Postmodernist texts reveal the unpredictable and chaotic nature of life from the perspective from the individual. These texts are a direct result of their context, completely malleable to the surrounding circumstances in which it was created. Three texts that clearly represent postmodernist media are Brazil by Terry Gilliam in 1985, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer in 2005 and also

  • Spanish Film History

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    ------------------------------------------------- World Film History II ------------------------------------------------- Spanish Film History in ten films UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI Faculty of Social Sciences – Communication & Media Spanish Film History in ten Films “And now, if you forgive us, let’s talk about Spanish Films.” -Antonio Gasset How do we know a movie is properly Spanish? Is there such a thing as Spanish filmmaking? It is important to take into consideration economic

  • Aldous Huxley And The Modern Novel

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    Huxley was the product of the times and his novel and essays are the expression of his beliefs and concerns. Huxley was twenty when the First World War began in 1914. His book of stories Limbo was published in 1920 and his last novel Island in 1962. His work covers forty there years, which were very significant years in European history. The two world wars gave a bitter shock to the established world of the nineteenth century. The economic, Social, Psychological and intellectual changes were so sudden

  • Allegory In Trollope’s The Warden

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    Essays in Criticism Vol. 54 No. 2 © Oxford University Press 2004; all rights reserved Allegory in Trollope’s The Warden K. M. NEWTON ONE OF THE MOST intriguing passages in Trollope’s fiction is a description of the archdeacon’s breakfast parlour in chapter 8 of The Warden beginning ‘And now let us observe the well-furnished breakfast-parlour at Plumstead Episcopi, and the comfortable air of all the belongings of the rectory’.1 It goes on to itemise these belongings, culminating in the following:

  • Film in the Second Degree

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    TERRI J. GORDON Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature The New School E ARLY FEMINIST FILM CRITICISM focused on the representation of women as commodities, as objects of exchange and objects of the male gaze. In her groundbreaking 1975 essay, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema,” Laura Mulvey undertook a psychoanalytic reading of film, reading visual pleasure as a scopophilic pleasure, a process in which the (male) spectator abets the castration anxiety associated with the (female) object

  • A Stroll to the Times of Muslim Bhadramahila in Colonial Bengal.

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    terms, the mothers, wives and daughters of the many school masters, lawyers, doctors and government servants who made up the English educated professional Bengali “middle class” or bhadralok”. But she also pointed out that the bhadramahila were new social entities in their own right as well- “by the end of the 19th century there

  • Feminism and Post Feminism

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    THE ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO FEMINISM AND POSTFEMINISM Feminism has had a radical impact on today’s world. But now the very future of feminism is under attack. The ideas of the feminists of the 1960s and 1970s are being questioned and redefined by a younger generation of ‘postfeminists’. The Routledge Companion to Feminism and Postfeminism is the perfect guidebook for finding one’s way around what has become an increasingly complex subject. Over a dozen in-depth background chapters, written by leading

  • Whole Lotta Motherlove: the Baby (1973)

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    Wadsworth (Ruth Roman) and her three fatherless adult children, the youngest of whom, Baby (David Manzy) is in his twenties but still behaves like an ungainly diaper-swaddled newborn. Mrs Wadsworth’s unconventional household makes her the focus of social workers’ attention: when one of them, Ann Gentry (Anjanette Comer), expresses a particular interest in the family’s situation, nobody could guess that she might have an ulterior motive. The true seat of horror here resides not in this anti-bourgeois

  • Hemingway & Ellis Comparison

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  • Fahrenheit 451 Essay

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    Fahrenheit 451 (disambiguation). Fahrenheit 451 First edition cover Author Ray Bradbury Illustrator Joe Pernaciaro and Joseph Mugnaini Country United States Language English Genre Dystopian novel Publisher Ballantine Books Publication date 1953 Media type Print (hardback & paperback) Pages 179 pp ISBN ISBN 978-0-7432-4722-1 (current cover edition) OCLC Number 53101079 Dewey Decimal 813.54 22 LC Classification PS3503.R167 F3 2003 Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury published

  • The Poet , State and Poetics: a Cultural Materialist Reading of Okot P Bitek

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    Ph.D. Thesis Department of English Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife The Poet, State and Poetics: A Cultural Materialist Reading of the Poetry of Agostinho Neto, Okot p’Bitek and Tanure Ojaide OLORUNLEKE, Ojo Olusegun ARP/07/08/R/0051 26th June 2012 Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: A Review of Trends in the Criticism of Modern African Poetry Chapter 3: Repression, Resistance and Poetics

  • Bharata's Natyashastra

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  • Feminism and Peter Pan

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    history of the play and novel, and how this has been addressed in modern adaptations Allison McCarthy, 19 April 2009 In a world rife with contradictions, here's one that still surprises me: I'm a feminist with a not-so-secret penchant for the many media adaptations of Peter Pan. The first movie I remember seeing in theaters was a revival of the 1953 Walt Disney cartoon Peter Pan. A few years later, when I was old enough to read, my dad gave me an illustrated edition of the book. The book's spine is

  • Pride And Prejudice As Feminist Novel

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    Jane Austen Re-visited: A Feminist Evaluation of the Longevity and Relevance of the Austen Oeuvre by Elizabeth Kollmann Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Magister Artium in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Port Elizabeth Supervisor: Mary West January 2003 Declaration Declaration I, Elizabeth Kollmann, hereby declare that: • • • the work done in this thesis is my own original work; all sources used or referred to have been documented and recognised;

  • Money and Tragedy in the Ninteenth-Century Novel

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    MONEY AND TRAGEDY IN THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY NOVEL A Dissertation Submitted to the Graduate Faculty of the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in The Interdepartmental Program in Comparative Literature by Clany Soileau B.A., University of New Orleans, 1971 B.A., University of New Orleans, 1972 M.A., University of New Orleans, 1978 M.A., Louisiana State University, 1998 May 2006

  • Female Objects of Semantic Dehumanization and Violence

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    Female Objects of Semantic Dehumanization and Violence William Brennan, Ph.D. ABSTRACT Now and throughout history, pejorative language has played a major role in the longstanding victimization of women. This study employs a comprehensive classification of degrading categories -- deficient human, subhuman, animal, parasite, disease, inanimate object, and waste product -- as a framework for analyzing the demeaning words invoked to justify man's inhumanity to women. It concludes with observations

  • The Translation Studies Reader

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    and historical contexts. The selections included are from the twentieth century, with a particular focus on the last thirty years of the century. Features include: • organization into five chronological sections, divided by decade • an introductory essay prefacing each section • a detailed bibliography and suggestions for further reading Contributors: Kwame Anthony Appiah, Walter Benjamin, Antoine Berman, Shoshana Blum-Kulka, Jorge Luis Borges, Annie Brisset, J.C.Catford, Lori Chamberlain, Itamar

  • The Religious Film Christianity and the Hagiopic (New Approaches to Film Genre)

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    historical appreciation of its topic, from its origins to the present day, and identifies and discusses the important films, directors, trends, and cycles. Authors articulate their own critical perspective, placing the genre’s development in relevant social, historical, and cultural contexts. For students, scholars, and film buffs alike, these represent the most concise and illuminating texts on the study of film genre. 1 2 3 4 From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western, Patrick McGee The Horror