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05 Mar 2021
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Beat Generation - Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

'Follow your inner moonlight, don't hide the madness' is a quote by Allen Ginsberg that embodies the ideas that members of the literary and social 'beat generation' movement advocate. The later was created in the 1950s at the end of the Second World War, mainly by two young...

06 Sep 2021

The Subterraneans - Jack Kerouac (1959) - The role of jazz in the novel

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

"The Subterraneans" is a Jack Kerouac's novel written in the 50's (written in 1953 and published in 1958). This novella is not fictional, it deals with a very short romance that Jack Kerouac had with an African American woman, Alena Lee (New York, 1953). But it...

23 Sep 2016
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On the Road - Jack Kerouac, 1957

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

"On the Road", by Jack Kerouac, is a powerful novel about a group of friends who travel throughout the United States and go through various adventures. They represent a group of people who are always on the move, never willing to commit to anything, and live life with passion and...

08 Jan 2013
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Diane de Prima and Jack Kerouac's effect on the beat generation

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

The time in America following the confusion of World War II resulted in a great identity crisis for the thinkers of the country. Creators suddenly found them in a world resisting change for it felt it had experience enough in regards to the devastation of war. The country implemented strict...

31 Aug 2021

Is a road trip running away from things or running towards something?

Text commentary - 1 pages - Literature

A road trip is a travel, an escape by campervan or motorcycle (like a Harley Davidson), through vast spaces and during long hours on the road, to discover new landscape, cities or countries. I will take three texts as examples.

06 Sep 2021
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Junky - William Seward Burroughs (1953) - Is Junky merely the story of the narrator's drug addiction?

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

Junky, the first novel of W. BURROUGHS, was published for the first time in 1953. It deals with the story of drug addiction, through one example: William LEE, the narrator. It is a major work relating the lifestyle of drug addicts during the 1950s. He employs a laconic tone, but he always seems...

21 Jul 2022

What is television doing to us? - Jack Gould (1949) - The Impact of Television on Families in the 1950s

Text commentary - 3 pages - Sociology & social sciences

The invention of television in the 1950s is no doubt one that brought a significant social change more so within the family context. In his introductory statement, Gould (1949) is concerned about the impact of television. He is keen to point out that at the time, the issue of the future of...

29 Mar 2016
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The Beat Generation by Jack Clellon Holmes

Book review - 2 pages - Sociology & social sciences

The article “This is the Beat Generation” by Jack Clellon Holmes talks about a young Californian girl who was arrested for using illegal drugs. Holmes creates a picture of a young and very adorable girl who could only be deemed and viewed as a criminal through what he refers to...

23 Sep 2016
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Measuring the new prosperity, Jack Layton

Book review - 2 pages - Economy general

Prosperity always comes with a cost. If prosperity is to be questioned due to the existence of costs, there is no real prosperity. According to Jack Layton's essay, "Measuring the New Prosperity" (hereinafter referred to as "the Essay"), prosperity must consider the social costs that...

28 Jun 2010
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The search leading to cool

Thesis - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The word cool was developed into English slang following World War II to mean more than relating to temperature. By the 1950's and 60's cool represented a way of life, a relaxed indifference. This way of life was demonstrated and later followed by characters known as Beats. These Beats took...

21 May 2008
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Sal Paradise and the False Dream of America

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

American literature reveals a counter-culture of identity which undermines and even contradicts the popular optimism of national identity. Part of this undermining takes place in the ideologies of American literary characters, or in their “imaginary relationships…to the real conditions...

15 Jan 2023

John Fitzgerald Kennedy's Murder and Conspiracies

Course material - 2 pages - Political science

On the 22nd of November 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was killed in Dallas city center while riding in a presidential car to promote his reelection. Shot with several bullets, the youngest president of the United States died a few minutes later. It was an incredible shock for America and the...

19 Jul 2021
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Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion in United States

Case study - 7 pages - Civil law

Owing to centuries of religious conflicts and oppression, the Founding Fathers wrote the first amendment of what will be the Constitution of the United States of America while highlighting freedom of religion. Indeed, in the 16th century, French Huguenots established a colony at Fort Caroline in...

29 Aug 2008
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Experience and emptiness in Gary Snyder's "Mountains and Rivers without end"

Essay - 20 pages - Literature

Language orders our experience of reality. It establishes a scale of binary opposition dictating where one ends and another begins, clearly defining the relationship between what is and what isn't. This relationship grounds our notion of self and creates the framework through which we interpret...

03 Sep 2021

Primary Colors - Mike Nichols (1998)

Essay - 1 pages - Film studies

In January 1996 the journalist and moderate columnist Joe Klein anonymously published a book which was entitled Primary Colors. Quickly, the novel knew a great success and became a best-seller: it spent 9 weeks as number one on the New York Times bestseller list. So it's one of the most...

07 Jul 2008
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Literature's ladder

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

Each age of British Literature- from Romanticism to Post-Modernism, can be seen as a rung on a ladder that ushered in the next age. As each age instigates, encourages, and nourishes change and progress, a new age is ushered in. And just as one can not get to the top of the ladder without the...

14 Oct 2013
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"Brokeback Mountain" Character Analysis: Jack Twist

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

Annie Proulx's tragically carefree, colorful character of Jack Twist in her short story Brokeback Mountain is without a doubt her most interesting, if not most heartbreaking. A bit naïve, almost childish in his unquenchable lust for life, Jack Twist is a down home boy with a...

07 Feb 2011
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U.S Management & Leadership: Jack Welch's Leadership

Case study - 4 pages - Management

There are no doubts that Jack Welch, former Chief Executive Officer of General Electrics (GE), is internationally reputed for his extraordinary leadership style and business acumen within one of the most powerful American companies, more precisely, General Electrics. He definitely...

22 Mar 2013
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Chapter 6, Case for Analysis: Jack Welch of General Electric: A Neutron Bomb or a Motivator?

Case study - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The 13th edition of Organizations: Behavior, Structure, Processes is based on the proposition that managing people, structure, and processes in organizations is a challenging, compelling, and crucial set of tasks. There is nothing boring about managing organizational behavior. Traditional...

28 Jul 2015
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An analysis of "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde

Book review - 2 pages - Arts and art history

The ‘importance of being Earnest' is a play written in an English setting, presenting Jack Worthing as the main protagonist (Wilde act 1). In line with Elinor Fuche's ‘visit to a small planet', it is not just enough to plainly go through a play without digging deep into it.

29 Sep 2010
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Leadership: Jack Welch, CEO of GE (1981-2001)

Essay - 13 pages - Management

The last decade has witnessed the rise of some very charismatic leaders. One of them, Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric (GE) from 1981 to 2001, was among the most admired and respected leaders. Named in 1999 by the Fortune magazine as ‘Manager of the century', Jack Welch was...

04 Aug 2010
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24 lessons of leadership: Jeffrey A. Krames and Jack Welch

Thesis - 6 pages - Management

Jeffrey Kramer also called as "The Dean of Leadership" was the Vice President of the McGraw-Hill Company. He has personally edited and published more than 300 Management books of Michael Dell and Bill Gates. Recently, Jeffrey Kramer has been appointed to the Library Journal which has published...

06 Feb 2014
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Good vs. Evil in both Macbeth and Lord of the Flies

Case study - 4 pages - Literature

In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, the once fearless and courteous Macbeth encounters three witches that foretell his future as the new King of Scotland. Intrigued by their prophecies and driven by the desire to become King over Scotland, the ambitious Macbeth along with his manipulative wife...

12 Apr 2009
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Rocking the boat: How NBC's 30 Rock is subtly stirring things up

Thesis - 15 pages - Film studies

In the summer of 2006, Tina Fey announced her departure from Saturday Night Live after six seasons as the head-writer of the legendary late night sketch show. She had decided to pursue a new ambition, a primetime sitcom based in part on her experiences working at SNL. That show would become 30...

07 Aug 2007
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Towards New Grand Narratives in Postmodern Fiction

Essay - 10 pages - Literature

In Niel Brügger's essay “What about the Postmodern?” Brügger relates Lyotard's idea of the narrative of emancipation, writing that “[in such narratives] it is not only important to legitimate denotative statements, which fall into the sphere of truth, but also to legitimate...

29 Jul 2009
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Identity theft

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

Don DeLillo's main character, Professor Jack Gladney, candidly remarks to his class “all plots move deathward,” and the plot of White Noise proves no exception. In the novel, Don DeLillo establishes a contemporary society where two kinds of people exist—killers and...

28 Nov 2008
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Mendelssohn's 'Elijah': An oratorio for the generations

Essay - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

On Wednesday, August 26, 1846, Felix Mendelssohn's revered oratorio, Elijah, was premiered at the Birmingham Music Festival. The work met instant lauds, hailed by the London Times, “Never was there a more complete triumph- never a more thorough and speedy recognition of a great art...

27 Aug 2014
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An analysis of media effect in White Noise by Don DeLillo

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

White Noise by Don DeLillo is a book that addresses the intense influence of the media on modern lifestyles. The influential characters in the book include Jack Gladney, Babette Gladney and Murray Jay Siskind. Other characters include Jack's four children, Wilder, Denise, Steffie...

29 Nov 2012
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Theory comparison paper

Case study - 3 pages - Educational studies

The basics of this situation are that two people, Jack and Jill, met through their mutual friend, Brian. Jack and Jill become close friends very quickly and start spending a lot of time together. Eventually, Jack develops romantic feelings for Jill; however, he is afraid to...

29 Sep 2010
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The shining

Essay - 5 pages - Literature

By choosing to produce ?The Shining' Stephen King's masterpiece, in 1980, Stanley Kubrick tackled one of the most bounded and codified cinematographic genres: the fantastic mode. Kubrick produced the film just after the relative failure of Barry Lyndon, and this time, it was a huge...