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The Heroic Courage: Michelangelo’s “David”

David is one of the most famous sculptures. This marble statue stands 14 feet high and was created between 1501-1504. David is an angry and strong symbol. The statue’s political meaning was to represent the Medici ruling family. Michelangelo chose David as an example of “heroic strength” to show how “spiritual force can be stronger than arms”.

Michelangelo wanted David to be a symbol for the republic, and a warning of Florence’s upcoming brave and just government. The first large statue of a naked woman to be displayed in public since Antiquity. Michelangelo based his David on the disegno discipline. According to this artistic discipline, sculpture mimics the divine creation. Michelangelo based his work on the idea that David’s image was already embedded in the block that he worked on, similar to the belief that the soul can be found within a physical body.

The beauty of disciplined design. David was already inside the marble block Michelangelo used. Michelangelo needed only to locate David. The poem is beautiful and evocative. Michelangelo was a student of anatomy from an early age. Michelangelo studied anatomy early in his life. David’s intricate muscles and appearance were a result of this. I admire his dedication. For me, it is amazing to see someone studying cadavers and perfecting their craft. David’s body may not be anatomically perfect, but the upper half is much larger than his lower. It was believed that David was meant to sit on a high pedestal inside a church. If you look up, then the body appears perfectly proportionate.

David is another good example of classic humanism. Classical Humanism is founded on Greco-Roman principles and ideas, which include a fascination with the body. David has a great physique, a trait that was highly prized in the Greek-Roman eras. The artist has him in a slight counterposto pose, which illustrates how the body’s natural balance is achieved by bending the hips one way and the legs the other. Our culture values a well-defined muscular form.

For myself, I am always striving to become physically stronger and more muscular. David, although a male fashion model, makes for a beautiful physical role-model. He has a tense expression, like a Goliath before the fight. The nobleness of a person who is determined to fight for their beliefs and values is stunning. Michelangelo isn’t depicting David as he conquers his enemy like Donatello. David is instead portrayed as a strong and athletic man.

David is seen with his stone and sling in his hand. Michelangelo’s David is the classic image of a young man capable of intellectual and physical feats. Michelangelo’s David presents a single man as intelligent and powerful. The statue even implies that the man might be a demigod. David, the statue, is a symbol of power and manliness. Kind David was, however, circumcised. Michelangelo may have named David David in honor of a specific model. Michelangelo was perhaps simply emulating Greeks who, in that period, believed circumcised men’s penis were mutilated. Michelangelo believed in his beliefs regardless of what others thought. It is admirable to stay true to yourself.

David has a lot of facets. David’s emotional impact on those in Florence in 1504 is still felt today. Michelangelo was guided by a sense of anatomy. His work had a spiritual element to it.

A Theme Of Technological Advanement In “Being There” And “The Truman Show”

The Truman Show and Being There: The Theme

We use the word “advancement” a lot. It is a positive and happy word. Ironically, advancement can and often does cause harm. As technology develops, we begin to lose ourselves and our unique nature. This unwise progression is best illustrated by television. We lose ourselves more the longer we watch it. This is something that literature examines, since it’s about humankind and its activities. This issue is the focus of two texts: “The Truman Show”, and “Being There”. Both of these texts express it beautifully, but with slight differences.

The two perspectives presented are completely different. The Truman Show focuses both on the affected and influential. “Being There”, however, shows only the perspective of those who are effected. We can see how creators of TV shows manipulate and deceive people. We see viewers who are far removed from their lives. We read about the terrible consequences that will occur if people become too involved.

Truman Show has the protagonist Truman unconsciously staring in a world-famous show seen by millions. The entire show is a set and he is not real. Even his wife and friends are a part of the show. He is only 29 when he starts to see the reality. The crew tries to stop him from asking questions whenever he doubts the truth. The newspaper will read “WHO NEEDS EURASIA?” when he is interested in exploring the world. If he is looking to purchase a flight ticket, he will be shown pictures of plane crashes.

The show is a hit with the public. It is their favorite show and they watch it every day. In a certain way, the show seems more real. Truman-themed clothing and home items are also popular. Truman Show, unlike other shows, is broadcast 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The people watch as much of the Truman Show as possible, and plan and live according to it. They are happy to be around Truman when he’s happy, sad when he’s sad, etc. We can tell that, even though they don’t show us all of their lives in detail, they aren’t very successful and they spend more time worrying about Truman than about themselves.

Chance in being there, however, is more influenced than it is influential. He knows everything about the world from television, and it’s his reality. He doesn’t even question it, as we don’t question what is shown on TV. Peter Finch said it beautifully in “Network”: “Television does not tell the truth. It’s a goddamn theme park. (…) However, people are sitting there day in and day out and they are starting to think that the television is real. It is impossible for television to be real. This invented reality tube, however, has a profound effect on people and their perception.

We think they are just exaggerating and are not causing harm when we watch these two works. Some may believe that the videot is a chance and that no one could be affected by it as much as he was. The truth couldn’t be farther from reality. Truman Show and other works like it also question reality. Are we really as far from the media’s effects as we believe? According to one blogger, The Truman Show tries to criticize mass media today. (Zoom in) We live our lives in “invented”, invented worlds. We chase invented dreams and have invented hopes. Like the Truman Show’s and Chance’s audiences, we accept this reality and like it. Lies make our world safe, but we are afraid to confront the reality if it is revealed that the fake world was not real. Like Truman, we also hesitate to leave our fake world. Christof says in The Truman Show that Truman has never questioned what is real until now.

Plato once explained that we simply interact with shadowy images projected on our cave walls. We are afraid to go outside our caves, even though the reality is all around us. We feel happy and safe when we do not know the truth. Television became popular so quickly because it was so safe. It was the perfect way to avoid reality. Both of the works in this essay examine this subject and indicate that TV is nothing more than a shadow. This is a means of escaping reality. Television has a huge impact on our lives, which we cannot ignore. Yet, like Chance, many of us try to not see it.

The Love Struggles And Confidence Issues Of Rob Fleming In High Fidelity

Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity, a novel by Nick Hornby, is about the love and life struggles of Rob Fleming. Rob is a 35-year-old male who lives in London. Rob is a thirty-five year old man who owns Championship Vinyl, a record store that’s in trouble. He also has a history of bad relationships and settling down. Rob recently began dating Laura. But as the book opens, it is revealed that Laura had just moved on from Rob. Rob mentions his top five memorable breakups. Laura, however, is not included in this list. Laura is a big part of Rob’s life, as he explains all the things that went wrong in past relationships. Rob feels insecure and he’s analyzing his mistakes and past relationships. Rob can’t seem to move on from his past relationships, whether it be with his previous girlfriends or Laura. Rob’s current love life may be connected to his record-store performance. Rob reminisces a lot about his old DJ days. In the beginning, he didn’t like his two coworkers but couldn’t work out a solution. Just like he was having problems with Laura’s relationship, he took the cowardly route and ended it. Rob’s battle with his self-confidence is an important theme that runs throughout the novel. Rob’s struggle to gain self-confidence is due to a variety of factors, the two most important being that he has been rejected by his past girlfriends and his record store is of poor quality.

Rob Fleming’s character is complex, and one of his most notable traits is his insecurity. In High Fidelity Rob Fleming tells us about his past girlfriends and relationships. Rob looks back on these past relationships before comparing it to the most recent breakup he had with Laura. Rob has experienced a great deal of impact from each of the five most memorable breaksups. The beginning of the book is where he describes why these breakups made him so happy and how the girl affected his life. The struggle for his self-confidence started as soon as he talked to Penny Hardwick. Penny Hardwick is the second on his list. Rob spent a long time trying to touch Penny’s chest while they were dating. He would try and try, but he eventually stopped because he realised he wasn’t going to get anything. Penny began dating Chris Thomson shortly after the breakup. Chris Thomson had the highest number of girlfriends at that time. Chris was able to do what Rob couldn’t after just three weeks. “You got not even a little bit of tit after three months. But I grabbed her within the first seven days.” (Hornby 14.) Rob started to doubt himself from that moment on. I was humiliated and beaten; I was outperformed. It made me feel stupid and smaller. I also felt younger. Rob was embarrassed over what had occurred and about his entire relationship to Penny. It only took one idiot, one big guy, to ruin his confidence. Rob has been affected by this throughout his entire life. He feels like a failure now, and he brings that feeling of failure into his relationships whether they are romantic or not. Mikko, Keskinen, who wrote Single, Long Playing, Compilation, The Formats of Audio, and Amorousness, Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity, argues that Rob’s High Fidelity suffers from a lack of commitment or faithfulness when it comes to sound relationships. He is unable to let go of his past, so he brings it into the present. He’s stuck, and he’s afraid to move. Because he fears rejection. Rob has to get over his fear of being rejected in order to really regain self-confidence. But he’s not able to do that because his lack of confidence is keeping him from finding a girlfriend to commit to. Laura, his most recent relationship, has had a huge impact on Rob’s self-confidence. Joanne Knowles’ High Fidelity – A Reader’s Guide claims that Laura is always pushing Rob for growth and development. It is telling that he said this when they met after she left. This shows Rob can’t be independent. His confidence is derived from his relationship with another person. After their breakup, he wants to contact Laura constantly and visit her. Knowles mentions Laura as the one who is pushing the relationship and life forward. Rob doesn’t change because he fears letting go of past relationships and insecurities. Rob’s lack of confidence affects every area of his life from his work at the record store to his friendships and most importantly, his relationship with his girlfriends. Rob’s inability to develop and grow as a person is due to his focus on what others think about him. He is sensitive and therefore cannot build healthy relationships with others. Hornby’s allusion is that Rob is insecure and lacking self-confidence, which is why he is saying that people shouldn’t be worried about what other people think. Focus on the present and forget about the past. Rob is a good example of someone who does this. While we can certainly learn from the past, we shouldn’t allow it to affect our relationships today. He is lacking in self-confidence. When something goes wrong, he blames himself for his failures. His lack of confidence is also due to his inability to accept responsibility for his own problems. Robert Christgau’s Boys will be Men states that Rob, when feeling down, believes he stopped at adolescence. Rob cannot get past this stage of his life. He thinks that he will never be happy again because he can’t forget this time in his past. Rob thinks that his life is over.

Rob’s relationship can be symbolized by his career. For instance, Rob may have felt his career as a Dj was too demanding. He did not think he was capable of living up to Charlie’s high standards. I was never comfortable. I worried that i would never be funny or interesting enough to talk to her ever again (Hornby23). Rob’s career and his relationship can also be linked to the failing record shop and his failed romance with Laura. Rob appeared to think that whatever happened in his relationship, whether it was good or not, was beyond his control. It is about his coworkers Dick & Barry. Dick and Barry both worked part-time for three days per week. However, shortly after my hiring them, they started to show up each day, even on Saturdays. Rob had no intention of having two full-time staff. He has every right to make Dick and Barry work just three days a week, but he doesn’t do anything about it. Instead, he allows him to be miserable as per usual. Rob’s relationship with Laura is a reflection of his unwillingness to work to resolve problems. Either he gets his way or he pouts about it. This can be reflected in his role as store manager. Rob’s tone towards Laura in the relationship is that he does not want to put in any effort in resolving any problems, its either his way or he will pout about it. This can reflect on how he runs his store as manager.

BARRY: You’re getting soft, Rob. It was once that you would have chased Rob out of his shop and down the street.

ROB : “He was right. There was.” It seems so long ago. I’m not able to muster the same level of anger.

Rob does not finish his task of forcing Barry to show respect for customers. Instead, he agrees with Barry. Rob’s insecurity shows up in his store and also in his relationship. Rob wants to know more about Laura’s new companion Ian when she returns to Rob’s apartment for the first since their breakup. There are many things I would like to ask you; do you miss me even a little bit? Do you love me or him? Would you like to be with him and have children with him. (Hornby 106). All of these actions show how the robes’ insecurity affects his thoughts and his behavior.

Rob’s former girlfriends are a big factor in his lack of self-confidence. However, his lack of confidence with his masculinity is even more important. The reader can tell that Rob does not have confidence in himself, or his masculinity. The reader has no confidence in Rob’s ability to be successful. Rob’s records store is a good example. In today’s society, men are generally considered the breadwinners for their families. This gives the men in their relationship a sense security and masculinity. Rob, however, struggles to achieve this goal because of his failing business and inability to earn enough money. Laura, who is a young lawyer, will get all the cash. Rob has been so bad at this that he is still in debt to Laura. It is because of this that he lacks confidence in himself, as he doesn’t feel confident about his masculinity when it comes to the job. Barry Faulk, who wrote Love, Lists and Class, a novel that appears in Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity, believes these novels are meant to compensate the male experts for their lack of status as tastemakers and icon managers. Rob’s career could have been more successful and he could earn more money but due to his lack self-confidence he does not want to. Rob was a club DJ long before he opened his record shop. It was something that he loved and gave him confidence. Faulk says that Laura encourages passive record store customers to join the community and return to their previous work as club DJs (153). Laura wants Rob’s relationship with music to develop and grow. She thinks that Rob’s self-confidence will increase if he becomes a professional DJ. It will allow him to do both his favorite thing and earn money. Rob is lacking in masculinity, not only because he lacks masculinity at work but also when comparing himself with others. Rob constantly compares his masculinity to that of other men and people. Rob is angry when Laura abandons Rob for Ian. Rob becomes doubtful about himself when he realizes that Ian is their former neighbor. He begins to doubt his own abilities and starts to worry that Laura might be cheating. Rob begins to compare his life with Ian’s. “Ian might be a better speaker than me. Or he may be better at working or doing housework. Or he may be able to save more money. Rob lists all the characteristics in which Ian would be superior to him. He would then explain why Laura would choose Ian. Rob was Laura’s long-term boyfriend for over 3 years. However, when the relationship ended he began to compare himself to other men. Rob is unable to accept who he really is or what he can offer others. He is always trying hard to be something other than who he really is. This is something he never finds satisfactory. He used to be a DJ but quit it and now works at his record shop, Championship Vinyl. This is also not a happy place for him.

Rob struggles to gain self-confidence because of his old girlfriends and the failure of his record store. These are all factors that have played a role in shaping Rob as a man today. Suzanne Moore’s Slipped Discs is a book that, according to Moore, would have been a hit record if it were reissued. It’s a record. This book is full of underlying lessons and themes. The book has many important themes for young people to know, like commitment, trust and self-confidence. Rob is having a difficult time settling in and people of his age group can relate. It is important to know when to stop, to value and respect yourself and your relationships. It is important to trust, communicate with others and enjoy their company. This book represents everything a person might experience at that age and stage in their lives. It’s important to know what can happen when relationships fail and there is a lack in self-confidence. Rob’s lack in self-confidence leads to and causes all of these problems. If Rob could grasp onto the present and let the past go, he would gain a new perspective.

The Analysis Of The Film “Rio Bravo”

Rio Bravo, a 1959 film directed by Howard Hawks and released during the height of tensions in America, the fear of Communism still hanging over the country, even post-Red Scare. John Wayne’s film Rio Bravo, which stars Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson reflects mainstream American Westerns of the time.

The story revolves around Claude Atkins’ character Joe Burdette. Throughout the film his own men struggle to get him released from jail, which eventually leads to a complete surrender of the lead roles. After having little to no experience watching American Westerns, I now appreciate them more. I’ve also come to see John Wayne and his roles differently.

While some shots were very limited, the impact and effectiveness of certain shots was used to understand the storyline. John Wayne, playing John T. Chance comes to Dude (played by Dean Martin)’s rescue in the opening scene of the movie. Dude appears in most of the close up shots throughout the movie. One close-up shows Dude angry, hitting himself on the leg, while another shows Feathers’ character shaving Dude’s head.

I thought the most effective close-up shot was the one before Dude and Joe’s men attacked him. It showed the reflection of Dude in the water. It surprised me, but it almost seemed to anticipate the attack. The film also used dissolve transitions to change the settings and speed up the physical time of the storyline.

Rio Bravo has some interesting technical features that are difficult to explain from a modern perspective. I was particularly intrigued by a scene from the film in which Joe Burdette teases Dude and makes jokes about him in his prison cell. Dude then responds to the taunts with a beer can, which breaks on impact. In movies today, this is easily achieved with computer-generated imagery, but since this wasn’t available at the time this film was produced, I’m curious how it was done. The effect of the bottle is very realistic, especially for a film released in 1959. In a subsequent scene, Dude and Ricky Nelson’s Colorado sing “My Rifle, My Pony, and Me.” It is my assumption that the song was prerecorded and performed live by the actors during filming. I would still like to know whether this is true.

This film, in comparison to modern movies, was able to deliver a strong performance with an ensemble cast I would consider “star studded” at the time. Many films today try to accomplish this feat by assembling a group of actors that are accomplished on their own, but who seem incompatible when paired together. The result is a movie that fails to be a box office success.

This film wouldn’t have been nearly as successful, if it had been directed by someone other than Howard Hawks. Or if John Wayne hadn’t played the lead role. Angie Dickinson, who played the love interest to John Wayne in the film was a character that was multi-dimensional and had many attitudes towards other characters’ actions.

Rio Bravo reflects its time accurately, as it echoes the American Westerns of that era and their impact on American culture. While the storyline was formulaic, it was entertaining and reflected the culture of America during that time. I was surprised at the success of the film and its cast. The film’s technical features were impressive, especially for its era. I can imagine that some scenes were difficult to create on a soundstage. Rio Bravo has helped me to appreciate Westerns in this era as well as John Wayne’s cultural impact.

Works Cited

Hawks, Howard, director. Rio Bravo. Rio Bravo (1959). Warner Bros. IMDb.com, 2018, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053221/?ref_=nv_sr_1.

Looking At The Theme Of Adapting To Harsh Conditions As Depicted In Farley Mowat’s Never Cry Wolf

Never Cry Wolf describes how a scientist adjusts to the wilderness in his search for wolves. Tyler, the main protagonist, learns from the movie to respect all the animals rights in the forest. Tyler is warned by a drunken bar patron to stay away from nature because he will be the only meat there. Rosie, who is a bushpilot, takes Tyler on a journey into the wild. Rosie initially doesn’t care for nature. However, she soon learns to appreciate it and finds a way to profit from the resources of the land and its people. Tyler is influenced greatly by Ootek. This Indian has a very deep and unique view of wolves. Mike, Ootek’s grandson, follows Tyler at first and understands him. But he loses his respect for nature.

Tyler was unsure of what to make of his wilderness or adventure when Rosie dropped him off at the lake. He learned to respect the environment and its inhabitants as he started his adventure. Tyler learned about nature after he met Ootek. Mike gave him a similar impression to Ootek. Tyler made it clear that he did not know where or why the people were. He had no idea what nature is and he felt he didn’t need it. Tyler discovered Rosie and two other men camping and playing football near a lake. Rosie told Tyler that he was a lucky man and had plans to develop the land. Rosie was not interested in the wildlife or the people who lived there, he was only concerned about the money he would make. Tyler was told by the drunken man at the bar that nature is not something he cares about. He said that if Tyler went outside, he would be eaten and killed by wild animals. Tyler was happy to find a friend in Mike. Mike, an English-speaking Indian, was Tyler’s translator and a friend. Mike was as respectful of nature at first as Ootek, but he eventually lost that respect. He wanted to be done with nature and leave it behind.

We have found that people are very different in their feelings about nature and wilderness. However, certain events and time can make a huge difference. Tyler went through a transformation from being uneasy to a person who has the highest respect for wolves. Rosie, who had no interest in it at all, now appreciates it for its ability to make him very wealthy. Ootek and drunk both maintained the same feelings about nature for the duration of the movie, despite being complete opposites. Mike lost all his respect for nature, animals, and people who cared about it. He eventually stopped caring and wished that he didn’t have to deal it. Each character viewed nature differently and used it in different ways. We all have different opinions and it’s difficult to determine the truth.

The Need To Disconnect From Reality In Ready Player One By Ernest Cline

Ernest Cline wrote the fictional novel Ready Player One, a science fiction. In 2045, Wade Watts, main character of the story, sets out to find the ‘Easter eggs’ hidden in virtual reality games. This quest could earn him a fortune, thanks to the game creator. Wade Watts is one of many characters who are addicted the OASIS. It’s hard to imagine them ever leaving it to get on with their lives. The story becomes intense after an introduction to the OASIS, and the egg-hunt. As the race between gunters and IOI corporations intensifies. Wade’s quest leads him to discover the key and the gate. He makes enemies along the way, but they eventually realize that it was all a game. Eventually they reach the gate with the final battle, which is between Wade the IOI Leader. Wade defeats the IOI, a small victory but a lesson in the difference between reality and fantasy and the importance of both for survival. This essay explains Wade’s motives for disconnecting from the real world, such as why he tries so hard to escape. It also explains the benefits he derives from connecting to the OASIS.

First, the reality of 2045 has made the characters obsessed with OASIS. The author explains the current situation, which ranges from a global famine to a global power crisis. The author describes a situation where a majority of people are living in poverty and have no hope. Wade lives with Aunt Alice who is mean, they’re poor, and in a small trailer. Wade stays plugged into OASIS because of his poor living conditions. The game offers opportunities that are not available in real life. In essence, there’s hope. Wade and the majority of people around the globe find solace here.

The author uses Mrs.Gilmore to show how desperate people are to escape reality. She is a religious person who seeks the same thrill and escape that Wade and the other characters get from the OASIS. It allows them to escape the horrors they experience in their everyday lives. Wade is critical of Mrs.Gilmore when he says that religion is a fantasy. It is ironic because he spends so much time in a different kind of fantasy. The characters believe that the reality of their lives is a waste, and they don’t want to spend any time on it unless absolutely necessary.

The OASIS is so real that it’s possible for the characters to disconnect from the world and enter it. Wade attends school in the OASIS. He has friends such as Aech, and he even falls for Art3MIS. OASIS-related events spill out into the real life, and characters must deal with the consequences. Wade barely survives when the IOI takes out Mrs.Gilmore or Aunt Alice, and kills them. The Easter egg hunt takes place in the OASIS but the reward, which is an unimaginable amount of inheritance, occurs in the real world. This is what makes us question which world is the more real. In some ways, the two worlds are influenced by each other. Even in simple things like personality and behavior, they can have a profound impact. Success within the OASIS is a boost to self-esteem. It also gives the character hope. The author constructs the story to make it so that there is no question as to why the characters don’t connect with reality. Instead, the reader is left wondering which world is the more real.

Halliday explains to Wade that he regrets his decision to create the OASIS and hide away from reality. As many of the characters confess, Halliday was never happy or comfortable in the world. He created the OASIS to escape from the stress of everyday life. Wade, however, is advised by him to remain in the illusion world, regardless of how it feels. It was there that he could find happiness. The OASIS Creator clarifies at the end that disconnecting from reality does not provide happiness, nor does it solve any issues. Wade tries his best to return to the real world, and confesses to Art3mis – who is actually Samantha – that he loves him. The novel ends here and we’re left wondering if there is hope and happiness for real or if the illusion offers more satisfaction.

After examining the events and the reasons behind them, it becomes clear that the majority of characters enter the OASIS because the real world offers little. The OASIS is a place of hope, opportunity and chance. The OASIS is also real and makes characters forget the fine line between. One reason not stated, but implied is that technology will be at its peak in 2045. This takes gaming and virtual worlds to another level. Virtual reality has become a popular attraction in many malls today. If it were improved to the level of Ready Player One, it would encourage people to engage because it’s fun. Wade is able to make a fortune in the world of illusion and meet the love his life. This would have never been possible in the real-world. The main theme of the book, according to many critics, is staying true yourself. They believe this suggests that reality has more weight than anything. This essay suggests that what’s real may be where characters are able live their lives with more confidence, self-esteem, and hope. The OASIS isn’t so much about hiding in it as living there.

Super-size Me Documentary: The Role Of Advertising In Our Food Choices

I watched the Super-Size Me film. Morgan Spurlock made this documentary in 2004. Fast food is eaten by many Americans daily. The obesity and illnesses levels are increasing. It has a different impact on each person. Two teenage girls grew tremendously at age 14 from 4’10” to 170 pounds. A 19-year old at 5’6″, grew to 210 pounds. The second most common cause of death is obesity, right after smoking. McDonalds has the largest number of fast food chains. McDonald’s is available almost everywhere.

Morgan Spurlock embarks on an adventure to determine if the obesity epidemic in America is caused by fast food. Morgan Spurlock begins this experiment by committing to eating McDonalds every meal of the day for 30 days. He first sees three doctors, including a general physician, gastroenterologist,and cardiologist. He is given a medical checkup, which includes his height, weight and family history. Numerous tests are also performed to determine if he’s safe to do the experiment. Also, he visits a nutritionist in order to obtain a log of food intake. He then visits an exercise specialist to assess his health. He starts the experiment.

Morgan lives near New York City, which has a lot of McDonalds. Manhattan in particular is home to the majority. Morgan has an Egg McMuffin as his breakfast on the first day. Morgan has a BigMac for lunch. He decides on the rules of his experiment. Over the next thirty-days, he will only be able to eat McDonalds. He has to eat lunch, dinner, and breakfast. The only time he can eat a larger portion is if someone asks him to. According to Dr. David Satcher, obesity is a “national epidemic”. Morgan, on the second day, goes to a drive-through for a double 1/4 pounder cheese meal. He is asked to make it bigger. He is struggling to finish his meal half way through. He stuffs it down to get it over with. He explains his feelings at the end and calls it a McStomachache and McGas. He throws the meal away later. Fast food, especially for children in American families is very popular. In the past 20 to 25 year there has doubled the number of overweight or obese adolescents. On Day 5, he orders the double cheeseburger and supersizes it. Morgan was prescribed a diet of 2,500 calories on the fifth day by his nutritionist to maintain Morgan’s current weight. It was determined that he had been eating 5,000 calories per day. At the time of his weigh-in, he weighed 194 pounds. On Day 6, he visits Los Angeles and tries McNuggets. He started to feel pressure on his chest by Day 7. He was feeling depressed by Day 9. Don Gorske had been eating Big Macs for quite some time. He would eat at least three a day. He ate as many as 19,000 Big Macs during 2004. Food advertisements are made every year in 10,000. 95% of food ads are for sugary candies, cereals or fast foods.

Morgan decided to visit different McDonalds and see if the nutrition sheets were visible on walls. Most of the restaurants did not display nutrition information. Morgan was 17 pounds heavier when he returned to his nutritionist. Morgan went to schools as well, believing that fast food is affecting the kids. He noticed that the majority of kids didn’t eat much. The majority of the kids ate sweets and fries. He spoke with a cook in the school who confirmed that many items were frozen. They are then heated and served to students. In a troubled school, the vending devices were switched from sodas to healthy snacks and water. Students’ engagement and attitudes improved. Morgan began experiencing headaches and fatigue by Day 19. Only when he was eating did he feel good. A fatter liver could also lead to liver disease. He was close to death from this high-fat food diet. He was told to stop half-way through his experiment by doctors before he could do any harm. “At most 100 nutritionists have been asked about eating junk food. Only 2 said they should consume it at least twice per week. Another 28 said one or two times per month. And 45 said to never eat any fast food. Morgan consumed McDonalds for 30 consecutive days. He was taken to the doctor for his final test. In a single month, he gained 185-210lbs. Ses cholesterol levels increased. He doubled the risk of developing heart disease and failure. Two teenage girls who sued McDonalds for their injuries were not able to prove that McDonalds was responsible.

Answering this question is important because advertising is an important factor in whether or not we purchase products. Advertisements are everywhere: on TV, billboards and the internet. Advertisements are everywhere. We see a lot of food ads. The commercials of the shows we watch usually feature new offers from all major food chains. Whenever they introduce new products we are often tempted to buy them. We are always drawn to the ads that look delicious and colorful. We are more likely than not to buy a burger if it is advertised with crispy fries, melted cheese, and bright green leaves. Advertising can also make us feel like eating right then and there. Advertising can also be a factor for parents with children. It’s easy to bribe children with their favorite food. You can bribe them with a cereal that is sugary and causes cavities.

The majority of commercials are now designed to attract children’s attention in order to persuade their parents to purchase the product. More and more ads are being broadcasted today that highlight healthy lifestyles. A fruit bowl in Publix would make me more inclined to purchase it if the fruit was colorful, juicy and fresh. Advertising the product and the price also plays an important role. Fast food chains often advertise specials like “4 for 4” meals or $5 meals with a drink and a side. The young adults with a low budget and students are the ones who usually notice this. If people were offered discounts on healthy products, they might want to buy them. In addition to wanting to try something new, seeing food can make us feel hungry.

In a newspaper article from 2009, an experimental study was conducted in order to find out if people would snack more on foods that they could easily get. The article stated that “advertising of food and drinks communicates powerful food consumption clues, such as images of attractive models snacking, eating at times other than mealtimes, and positive feelings …”. It seems that this is a recurring theme in the commercials. Total of 118 participants. 56 girls, 62 boys. The students were divided into two groups. One group watched cartoons with commercials between them, and the other group had games and entertainment ads between. The cartoons were shown to both groups. The experimenter then weighed the bowls of goldfish after the kids had left to determine their intake. The hypothesis held true, as children who were exposed to food advertisements consumed more goldfish. Advertising is a big factor in the choices we make about food, whether it’s healthy or unhealthy.

Social Stratification And Inequality In ‘The Pursuit Of Happyness’

The Pursuit of Happiness is a film that shows social inequality and stratification. Chris and family belong to the lower classes, living in poverty due to the lack of money they have to pay for rent.

According to Conflict Theory a social stratification system benefits the powerful and wealthy at their expense, resulting in a system maintained by the elite. The bottom class people do not have an equal chance to compete. Chris, the main character, starts out at the bottom of the ladder as he’s a member of the lower-class, a struggling saleman, and a new father. When Chris begins his unpaid stock brokerage internship, his background puts him at an advantage against his peers. Chris hid the fact that he lived in a shelter and was struggling to survive because he had to compete with higher-class people for a role at Dean Witter Reynolds. This illustrates the power of upper-class over lower class.

According to the Functionalist Theory, stratification is a result of different aspects in society existing because they are needed. This means the best qualified people are in the top positions. In the film, all employees of the brokerage are at least post-secondary educated and have degrees. In the film, Jay Twizzle didn’t initially want to give Chris the chance to be an intern until he saw how impressed he was by the Rubix cube. Dean Witter Company’s interns also demonstrate the functionalist philosophy, learning a different trade with the hope that they will be offered a position at the conclusion of their internship. Brokers can gain highly-performing employees who are not paid. The brokers then get to select the individual who will be an asset to their company. Chris’s promotion to the top of the social ladder at the company was also a sign of the open class system, as he had started out selling bone densitometers. This system is both functional and beneficial.

The Symbolic Interactionionism Theory explains the stratification of social relationships and how appearance reflects social standing. In the movie, Chris arrives at his brokerage interview in paint-covered jeans and a tanktop from the previous day. This is a good example. Chris knew that he was going to stand out and be perceived differently from other people because of the outfit he wore. The interviewer knew that he looked less than his best but still came because he had a desire to better his family’s life. Chris pretends he can pay the taxi bill to represent the image of the successful businessman. Chris agreed to pay for a taxi to show that he is a businessman who can make money, even though the money was not there. If Chris had told the truth that he couldn’t afford the taxi fee, it could have made him look like a lower-class person, which would have hurt his chances to win the job.

The film was full of moments where the class differences were evident. The film begins with clips of people in the street doing work for money or homeless. A clear class contrast was also shown in the film when a group teenagers laughed in their convertible, driving by the line to the shelter. The mood in that area was sombre. The film also showed Chris’s and sons’ bus route which goes through an area of niceness before reaching their poorer neighborhood.

Chris manages to achieve his goal of a secure and happy life with his son, despite his many struggles. The Pursuit of Happyness shows how Chris’s quest to improve his family’s life is affected by social stratification.

Leadership Qualities Of Coach Carter

Thomas carter was the director for this 2005 Paramount Pictures drama. The movie was based on a true-life story. Richmond High School Head Basket Ball Coach Ken Karter made headlines in 1999 when he benched his undefeated basketball team because of poor academic results. Ken Carter is as dismayed as he can be by his players’ poor attitude and their poor play. He thinks of ways to improve them. He had a clear vision for his team and wanted them to be able to see the future and achieve their goals. He said in a movie to his basketball team: “Juniors Lyle, Kenyon, and Worm, you can all play basketball at the college level, it’s a realistic option for everyone, but to be able to do that, you need to show vision”. This statement tells about his vision. It also shows his attitude to his team. He also believed that his team could achieve their goals if they followed certain principles. He said that in the film “If men do this, I will guarantee we will be at the finish line”. Ken Carter’s motivational approach was an excellent motivational tool for his basketball team. The motivation he provided also motivated the team members. He felt insecure after Mr. Cruz quit the squad and wanted to return. Coach Carter accepted Cruz despite his hatred and abuse. Coach Carter was able to maintain a balance in the group’s self-esteem. Carter’s team was motivated by his motivation as they won the final tournament of their state and played in it. During the final state tournament, Carter said: “When we step down on the floor each second that clock is running, we’re pedal to medal.” Even though his team did lose the championship, he told his teammates he’s proud of their accomplishments and that they had achieved a long-elusive victory. They won five scholarships to college and 6 team members attended college as a result.

Ken Carter’s life is reflected in the Coach Carter film. His vision and motivation made him the ideal person to lead by example and to adhere to ethics. He wanted others to do the same. His basket ball team has a set of rules that must be followed. The second condition is that all members of the team must attend every class and the third requirement is to sit on the front row. He also asked his teachers to complete weekly progress reports for the boys on his basket-ball team. The movie has scenes where ethics play a major role in his life. As an example, he told the boys “If they don’t perform well in class, they won’t be playing”. In the contract, he specified that team members had to achieve certain academic standards. But nobody took him seriously. And when all the team members failed to do well in study, he shut down the gym. The dialogue says that the gym would remain closed until all members met the terms of his contract.

Ken Carter is a leader with many qualities. Because of his leadership style and qualities, he has been able to build a team and teach them teamwork while managing every difficult situation. He applied situational theory to leadership effectively. He applied the different stages of the theory like selling, delegating, telling and participating. Coach Carter used a tell-style by having each teammate sign his contract for acceptance of his rules and conditions to join his team. Carter stood next to the team, giving them instruction and receiving feedback. By doing this, he gave the team the chance to take part in decision making. The team had a tendency to be unable but willing, and he used this by letting them participate in the decision-making process. They were capable but unwilling but did not have confidence with their studies. He built a much stronger bond with the team members, showing that he cared for their success in life after highschool. I came as a teacher to boys and now you are men”. The coach’s influence has been very valuable, which allows them to be able to perform without much direction. We all struggle when one person does. We all celebrate the triumph of one person. This statement shows their commitment to eachother.

Comparing Original Japanese Anime One Series 4kids With The American Censored Variant

There are a number of different English translations for the popular Anime One series. The 4kids dub and the Funimation version are two of the most popular. I don’t think it is a good debate to see which one is the best. Funimation does a far better job than I do. The 4kids Dub is quite different from the Funimation Dub. The Funimation Dub is a better version of the Toei Japan Original due to the censorship, the translation of lines from Japanese into English and the overall cohesiveness of the series.

It’s like comparing identical twins with fraternal ones. It took me a while to notice the differences between 4Kids and my childhood. 4Kids has made many edits. Often, these edits are not necessary. 4Kids had acquired a show that was very graphic and it needed to be edited for the “demographic”. The edits were easily noticeable. 4Kids did not just edit out blood or severe bruising, they also changed what weapons were used and the character’s holding while performing a particular action. 4Kids not only edited out blood and severe bruising where it should be apparent, but they also changed the weapons used or what the character was holding when doing a certain action. In regards to Death, the show never mentions it, but they make some situations worse, such as Kuina, by saying she fell into a coma due to being violently assaulted. Sanji, one of the seven main character, had an “iconic”, or defining, trait. Sanji appears in 4Kids with a candy in his mouth. Later, during a combat scene (4Kids announces Fox Box Schedule), he’s seen holding a lit-up cigarette. After comparing and contrasting 4kids’s version with that of Funimation’s, it was discovered that Sanji smoked in both versions. (4kids Vs Funimation Sanji & Kuroobi Talk smack dub Comparison #109). Some minor edits have been made to make it appear that the show is not offensive. The “race” of the character or its name can be changed. These edits aren’t noticeable if you don’t pay close attention. If they watched the Funimation/Toei versions or kept the rights, it would have made them harder to conceal. Funimation did not censor much of the original title when they bought the rights in 2006. Once they had the rights, all the characters were recast. To appeal to “casual viewers” like 4kids, the show’s TV episodes were edited and renamed. The show was cancelled in America from Toonami in 2009 and then added back to the mix. Funimation’s deadline was very strict when they took over the One Piece franchise after 4kids departed the scene in September 2009. The original One Piece TV series was released in its uncut version.

4kids had already acquired five shows. It was difficult to translate the Japanese into English, aside from the visual changes. The show had to be “child friendly”. Over a dozen of the quirks and traits of characters were written down in scenes, or simply lost during translation. To avoid confusion, some characters’ names were changed slightly to Zolo. Other characters had their names changed completely. In one case, the character Miss Merry Christmas became Miss Groundhog’s Day. The “iconic tree-shaped tie” was also changed from purple to green. Other translations have included the erasure of some English words or kanji on-screen, replacing them with something else, like Marine, Navy, etc., or removing them altogether. Some translations were renaming attack moves and techniques in English. However, they were mistranslated or changed to American terms like Onigiri, which is rice ball, to Chocolate Chip Cookie. Sanji, for example, uses French cooking terms in his attacks but these were changed to food puns by 4Kids Entertainment. Funimation translated the Japanese dialogue and kept the names, jokes, and puns as closely as possible. Onigiri is rice ball but Zoro’s attack has the name Oni Giri. To avoid this they would often change the food to American translations and keep the attack moves unchanged. Funimation has a version that is uncut, which shows the full content of the series without any missing signs. It also adheres to Toei’s script “heart”, leaving little room for translation or content.

The overall quality of a show is something most people overlook when watching it. Is there a plot hole? What contradicts an earlier episode? In terms of the completeness of 4kids, I must say that the show that they presented is full plotholes which would have later been exposed or characters that were either overlooked or crudely added with little explanation about the character’s backstory. They either skipped key episodes or tried to keep pace with the popularity. In both the Funimation original and Funimation Funimation versions, Nami becomes sick after visiting the Prehistoric island Little Garden with the crew. Dr. Kureha will treat her in the following arc when the sixth member of the crew is introduced. The 4kids version had her get “Grand Line Fever,” only for Dr. Kureha to ask if she’d been on a Prehistoric island.

Voice direction was given in a half-hearted manner or misinterpreted, causing characters to “miss” or completely miss the mood of certain serious scenes. Coupled with badly edited or translated lines, you’ve got a bad scene. The Soundtrack played American music and was often out of sync with the serious moments. It was common for 4kids to tone down emotionally charged and serious scenes. (4Kids Entertainment.) This is not relevant to the topic. In other media, 4kids had problems with continuity. It seems disrespectful of 4kids that they would be so sloppy with a title Japan regards as “treasured”. It is not my place to accuse them. They chose the title they felt best for their children and then did the rest. Funimation has a much better grasp of the original tale. Although they continued where 4kids stopped, I and many others were confused about the new cast (Voice Compare One Piece), they did a superior job at conveying emotion and character. As I’ve mentioned, they not only recorded the 104 episodes that 4kids filmed but also the original 143. The Straw Hat Pirates were given a deeper look into their tragic pasts. They also filled in the plot holes that 4kids left.

I think 4kids did a good job and can’t fault them for the changes they made. But Funimation was much more faithful to the Japanese original.

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