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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.

Selena Quintanilla-pérez: An Outstanding Musician

Selena Quintanilla has experienced many successes, including screaming fans, packed arenas, numerous awards and hit singles around the world. Selena Quintanilla was faced with many challenges, including jealousy, trouble speaking a foreign language and difficulties in her career. However, she eventually became a well-known award-winning artist. Selena has always had an inner star, even as a young girl. Her father could see her passion for music.

Selena has always loved music. Her father believed she would be a great singer. “Selena started performing when she was a young child. Selena joined the family band Selena Y Los Dinos, (“Selena”) when she was about 10 years old. As Selena’s music progressed, her father became concerned that school could interfere with her ability to sing. “Selena became more popular, increasing the demands placed on the band. Abraham took Selena out of 8th grade and received immediate criticism. Others warned him that he would ruin his children if he violated child labor laws. Critics wrongly predicted, “They’ll drink and use drugs around them and it’ll affect them.”” (Sutherland). Selena’s Dad was criticized for his behavior almost immediately. They didn’t realize that his decision was the right one. The band had to overcome obstacles as they became more popular.

Selena found it difficult to conduct interviews at first. However, as she became more comfortable, the public began to ignore her difficulties with Spanish. She gave Spanish interviews, because the Hispanics were the ones who noticed her the most. Her songs are in Spanish. Selena spoke only English until she was taught to sing Spanish. Selena struggled to speak fluently Spanish after she learned how to sing perfectly in Spanish. Her word choice was awkward and her thinking slow. “The Spanish media ignored her problems because Selena laughed at her mistakes,” (Sutherland). Selena’s music career was progressing as she became more familiar with Spanish. Almost all her songs were in Spanish. Selena Y Los Dinos became popular later on. “Selena Y Los Dinos recorded, “Mis Primeras Grabaciones”, in 1984 under the Freddie Records Label. Abraham bought the rights 11 years later. The band didn’t let that stop them from creating more music. They didn’t let the fact that their album wasn’t a hit stop them.

Selena was awarded her first honors in music when the group’s second “Alpha” album was released. She won the title of “Female vocalist of The Year” in 1987 at the West Texas Hispanic Music Awards. Selena was surprised to see her music becoming more popular. Selena’s music was being recognized by a lot of people, but Jose Behar in particular. “…Selena’s record label Capitol EMI Latin Label was founded in 1989 by Jose Behar. Selena seized this chance to prove that negativity would not stop her. In the future, Selena’s album “Ven Conmigo”, which was released in 2005, became the first Tejano to be certified gold. She and her band toured the world. “Amor Prohibido”, the album they released, went gold. Selena’s popularity grew not only in her hometown, she also became known around the globe.

Selena was awarded the Grammy Award in 1993 for Best Mexican American Album. Selena’s career was set to soar with the release of “Dreaming of You”, her crossover album. With a million-dollar contract, a Grammy Award and endorsements from Coca-Cola as well as her own clothing collection, Selena had everything she needed for a meteoric rise. In addition to working with Alvaro, she was able to produce her solo hits “La Carcacha”, “Como La Flor”, and “La Carcacha”. Billboard Latin Tracks ranked their video at #1. Sutherland states, “She released 2 hit albums in 1990: “Ven Conmigo”, containing the hit “Baila Esta Cumbia”, and 1992’s “Entrada A Mi Mundo”, containing the hit songs “La Carcacha”, as well as “Como La Flor”. She received recognition from both her fans and famous Hispanic performers. Her album “Dreaming Of You”, which was released in 2010, became a success. However, she died before it could be enjoyed.

“Selena released her first English-language “Dreaming Of You”, after she passed away, and it became a huge success,” (“Selena”) Selena passed away on March 31st, 1995. Yolanda Sadivar shot at her from behind. Yolanda, who was Selena’s president and manager of Selena’s store, was promoted by Selena to be the manager. Yolanda stole $60,000.00 in fake checks from Selena’s boutique. Her music got even more popular after her death.

Selena is a popular Hispanic artist whose music is loved around the globe. Selena encountered obstacles every now and then, but she never stopped singing. Selena had to learn Spanish, and both her album and that of the band didn’t fare well. Her dad was criticized for taking her away from school. She became so well-known that everyone knew her. Selena is still a very popular singer.

Psychological Evaluation Of John Nash Through Analysis Of The Film A Beautiful Mind

A woman called me as a clinical psychologist to ask for advice on how to deal with her husband’s bizarre delusions. She said that her husband was experiencing a disconnection from reality as well as withdrawal from people. She brought her husband John Nash to the center the next day for help. He didn’t want to talk with me at first and told me he thought he wasn’t in need of therapy. I learned a great deal about him after he agreed for me to see him for a few sessions.

I was also able to identify some of John’s major problems by analyzing the cognitive and behavioral notions that he expressed in our sessions. Alicia’s (John’s) wife had mentioned that Nash talked to imaginary persons, sometimes yelling, before the therapy started. Nash revealed to his therapist that he had other problems in his life. He was socially awkward and anxious, and didn’t care what people thought of him. He also said that he had hallucinations of people and was constantly impacted by false delusions.

Aside: In the 2001 film “A Beautiful Mind”, John Nash is both afflicted with delusions and persecution. John shouts at the group of Princeton University graduate students from the balcony when he is chatting off with Charles (a character who only exists inside John’s head). He says, “I don’t have time to waste memorizing the weak beliefs of lesser mortals.” The people laughed, thinking that he only spoke to himself. This scene was important because it illustrated how delusions could cause social barriers between people who were affected by them and those who weren’t. It also showed the disconnection John had from reality. John is thrown into another episode when he tells Alicia he believes someone is after him. John comes to her and demands she shut off the light because he thinks he, his wife, are in peril. He is yelling, and yelling again at one of the hallucinated people he has been seeing. She is franticly asking who he was talking to. John’s obsession with paranoia can be seen in this scene. Alicia was able to notice it, and she interpreted the behavior as unusual.

I used DSM-5 to diagnose John’s paranoid schizophrenia based on the information I had about him. Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder which disrupts the individual’s thinking and feelings. Nash’s paranoid beliefs that someone was out to harm Nash were clear signs of a serious cognitive distortion. DSM-5 says that schizophrenia is diagnosed by the presence of delusions, hallucinations or disorganized speech for at least one full month, as well as negative symptoms. John showed false delusions during our sessions. He also had hallucinations about imaginary characters, which he learned recently were not real. His speech was disorganized, and he spoke in a way that was inconsistent with his thoughts. He spoke of his experiences with social withdrawal, both from fellow graduates and also in regards to what other people thought of him. Both of these are common negative symptoms associated with schizophrenia. The DSM-5 also states that for a patient to be diagnosed with schizophrenia, they must show impaired interpersonal functioning, decreased self-care or reduced function at work. John told me that his hallucinations and delusional thinking caused him to have frequent conflicts with his spouse. The problem is that John knows it’s a serious one and does not wish to argue. But his delusions make him unable to change them in the heat of an argument. DSM-5 states that schizophrenia must have been present continuously for at least 6 months. John said in his consultation that he’s been experiencing symptoms his entire life. I diagnosed Nash with schizophrenia paranoia because of the repeated discussions about Nash’s intense fear that someone was constantly after him.

When I was forming my opinions about his possible treatment, I asked whether he’d experienced any psychological triggers that may have contributed to episodes of extreme unrealistic thinking. The intense pressure he felt to publish his idea and his distress were two aspects of his personality that he described as being a strain. The movie shows Nash being socially outcast by his fellow graduate students. This might have also contributed to the onset of schizophrenic disorders. He has even revealed that he is under a lot of pressure when interacting with other people. When he is in an argument with his spouse, he will often hear and see three different people. Nash has a tendency to display psychotic symptoms after he engages in socially difficult interventions. This suggests that there are possible psychosocial causes for his episodes.

John was not presenting with any medical conditions during the sessions. However, he told me about a time when he had an episode where his hallucinations and delusions led him to harm himself. This behavior is common in schizophrenia. John’s delusional behavior led him into a physical injury with a sharp opposition. Even though he didn’t admit to having any injuries recently, his behavior was so alarming that I decided to recommend him alternative therapy options to suit his specific needs.

Psychological treatments can help people with schizophrenia cope with the illness and live a better life. Having met John personally and having discussed his case with him, I believe that cognitive psychotherapy or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy would be best to help treat John’s symptoms. I’ve recommended that he give Ellis’ Rational-Emotive Therapy a try. This goal-oriented form of therapy is designed to rid clients of pessimistic and negative thinking. This therapy encourages rational thinking and helps individuals to view life in a more realistic way. Albert Ellis created the A-B-C Model, which is at the core of this therapy. This prototype can be explained by saying that “A represents ‘activating event’, which is related to rational or non-rational ‘beliefs (B)”. These beliefs have ‘consequences (C), and if they are irrational then these emotional disturbances may result. This model is designed to help clients better understand their feelings, thoughts, and behavior in order to increase their happiness. RET is based on the belief that clients should not be bothered by negative events. It also teaches them to view situations in a positive light. Albert Ellis supports the theory by stating that “men’s views on things are what disturbs them, not the actual events”. I think this form of treatment would also be beneficial for John Nash. It could help him stop being affected by his delusions. By changing his obstructive perspectives, he’ll be able identify more positively with the positive aspects of life.

Stress Inoculation Training or SIT is another form that I suggest. This therapy model, developed by American psychotherapist Donald Meichenbaum aims to improve coping mechanisms and teach people new and more effective methods of dealing with stress and other life challenges. SIT helps individuals identify triggers, and learn to rationally handle difficult situations. SIT can be broken down into 3 phases: 1) conceptualization 2) skill development and rehearsal 3) application. The conceptualization step is when a therapist attempts to identify triggers of stress and anxiety. This second part of the therapy involves cognitive restructuring and behavior activation. The therapist also helps the patient feel better. The client can practice skills that they learned by role playing or applying them. This method is believed to work because SIT helps patients become more resilient to stress. SIT helps clients identify the effects of stress on their behavior and adjust accordingly. John Nash may benefit from SIT because it allows him to identify his psychotic episodes and learn new coping strategies. This therapy can also reduce the distress caused by his hallucinations and delusions.

Rational Emotive Therapy (RET) is best for this particular client because of the important differences between CBT. RET is a continuous process of working on the problematic notions associated with schizophrenia. RET works on a much longer term basis, and because it is a constant battle to find a solution, its effects will only get stronger with time. SIT, in contrast, is more focused on dealing with the stressors that arise at the time and not as effective for addressing the underlying issues of schizophrenia. The RET program can also reduce stress because the schizophrenic delusions, or Nash’s, do not dominate the client’s daily life.

John Nash suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and his life has fallen apart for no apparent cause. My first thought was to use cognitive psychotherapies. I had diagnosed John with paranoid-schizophrenia. SIT and RET both work well to help John. However RET is better suited for Nash’s needs. It teaches Nash to replace negative thinking with rational, realistic thought paths, teaches him to be less disturbed by life events, and helps Nash to resolve emotional and behavioral issues caused by positive schizophrenic symptom. John Nash is likely to benefit from further therapy sessions. He can also overcome this debilitating illness with effort.

Marilyn Monroe’s Life And Times

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Marilyn Monroe: Early Years

Famed Career

Legacy Left Behind

Marilyn Monroe’s only chance of success was to overcome a tough childhood and fight her way to top. Marilyn Monroe’s life was not as easy and fun as it may seem. She had to overcome a difficult childhood and fight her way up. Modeling and acting in many motion pictures can lead to a luxurious life, or one of hidden pain. Marilyn Monroe’s life ended when she took too many sleeping pills at age 36.

Marilyn Monroe’s ChildhoodMarilyn Monroe is a Californian born on the 1st of June 1926. Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson. She later changed her name to Norma Jeane Baker. Glady Monroe developed mental problems during Monroe’s youth and was ultimately placed in an institution. Marilyn’s mother tried to smother Marilyn with a cushion in her crib. Marilyn had a half sister, but they were not close and she only saw her a few occasions. Monroe didn’t know who her birthfather was, but there were rumors claiming Clark Gable to be his father. Glady never met Gable or knew him. (Marilyn Monroe 1)

Marilyn spent most of her childhood living in orphanages, foster homes, and other institutions. She spent the majority of her childhood in this place. She moved from school-to-school. Marilyn was only raised by the Goddards a couple of years. Marilyn’s mum paid them 25 dollars per week for raising her. Marilyn had to remain in her hometown due to financial problems after Mr. Goddard received a job that he simply could not refuse on the East Coast.

Monroe married Jim Dougherty at age 16, her neighbor and boyfriend. She saw it as an alternative to being sent into another foster family or home. Dougherty joined the South Pacific just a few months after the wedding. Monroe got a small job in California to earn some extra cash. David Conover discovered her and offered her a small modelling job. Marilyn was a successful model by the time Dougherty returned to New York in 1944. As a result of her newfound fame, she divorced from her husband. (Marilyn Monroe 1)

Famed CareerAfter the divorce in 1946 was finalized, Norma changed to Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe seemed more appropriate to her as she hoped to become a well-known actress. In addition to the change of name, her hair would also be a different color. It was no longer the brown she had been born with. Instead, it was a stunning blonde. Marilyn had signed her studio contract around 1946 shortly after Marilyn’s career as a model began. (Fox Par 5) This was the first time she had a big break. Twenty-five dollars were promised per week over an entire year. She began to get noticed. Scudda Doo Scuddahay, her debut film, was never released in theaters. Marilyn turned to modeling again after she lost her job as an actress. Marilyn didn’t abandon her dreams, however. Marilyn finally got an offer in 1950 for a small role on The Asphalt Jungle. It was a sure way to get her noticed, and she was able to relaunch her career. The fan mail was proof. (McHenry 1)

Her success started to increase. She was soon awarded a new contract by Fox. All About Eve won her the contract. Marilyn Monroe became a household name in no time. Monroe began singing in her films, as well as acting. In 1951, Monroe starred as a lead in Let’s Make It Legal. Marilyn Monroe’s career was booming. She was the rising star. Monroe was a rising star in Niagara, just two years after her breakthrough in Niagara. Marilyn Monroe was now being viewed as a sex icon, a sex god. (Matthews 1)

Marilyn Monroe’s first film, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), was a musical comedy that became a hit. She won numerous awards and attracted large audiences. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (2005) was Monroe’s first hit musical film. She began a series of comedic films, including How to Marry a Millionaire in 1954, There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954), The Seven Year Itch in 1955. (Marilyn Monroe 1).

Marilyn Monroe experienced pre-performance stress, which made her ill at times. Marilyn’s notorious tardiness was also due to this anxiety. Her lateness would irritate her co-stars as well as producers. Monroe was an international superstar. She was admired for her hourglass shape and breathy vocals. Monroe’s tardiness was a major problem in the film industry. This led to her being released and signed from several contracts. Marilyn Monroe 2: Tired with the same “dumb blondes” roles she was playing, Marilyn moved from Los Angeles to New York City. She studied acting in the Actors’ Studio. It was not something that most actors or actresses of experience would have done. Marilyn wanted a wider range of acting. Monroe appeared in Bus Stop (1956), an action comedy, in which a rancher fell in love with a Saloon Singer. Monroe received mixed but mostly positive reviews. Monroe’s acting style returned to its more comfortable state shortly after. In Some Like It Hot (1959), an amusing film, Monroe played a song-singer who wanted to marry a wealthy man. Monroe won the Golden Globe Award for “Best Actress of a Comedy” (1959) for her role in Some Like It Hot. (Marilyn Monroe 2). Marilyn Monroe’s Last Completed Film was The Misfits (1961). Monroe was excused in 1962 from filming due to her repeated absences. Monroe claimed to have been ill, according to a New York Times article.

Monroe’s professional as well as personal life was in trouble. Let’s Make Love, 1960 and The Misfits, 1961 were both box-office disappointments. Marilyn’s private life was in disarray as well. She had failed marriages and relationships. In January 1954 she married Yankees’ baseball sensation Joe DiMaggio. The marriage lasted only nine months. In 1956, she married Arthur Miller. Monroe performed her now famous “Happy Birthday Mr. President” on May 19, 1962. (Marilyn Monroe 3)

Monroe’s LegacyLeft BehindAt only thirty-six years of age, Monroe died at her Los Angles apartment on the 5th August 1962. The empty sleeping pill bottle was found by her bedside. Marilyn’s death is ruled to be a result of drug overdose. (Marilyn Monroe #3) There have been rumors about Monroe’s involvement with John F. Kennedy &/or Robert Kennedy around the period of her death. However, this has not been proven.

Hugh Hefner and Joe DiMaggio bought the adjacent crypt to Monroe. Marilyn Monroe did not own a house until she was in her final year. She owned surprisingly few things. Albert Einstein had signed a photo of Marilyn for her, inscribed with “To Marilyn, With respect, Love and Thanks.” Marilyn’s career grossed more money than any other performer during that period. Even today, Marilyn is regarded as a popular icon of beauty and sex. Monroe said that if you closed your eyes and thought about Hollywood all you see is a large varicose artery.

Analysis Of Persuasive Techniques In The Film Supersize Me

Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Supersize Me focuses on the impact of fast food and its effects on your health. During the viewing of this documentary film, a number of elements related to Burke’s views regarding rhetoric were evident. Morgan appeared to be identifying with the audience in an attempt to unite them and show that we could all work together to face the dangers of fast food. Supersize ME used identification, symbols, terministic screen, and many other techniques to help viewers understand the issues caused by fast food.

Morgan Spurlock, the narrator of the documentary, was trying to convince others of the harmful effects fast food has on our body, as well the obesity epidemic in America. Spurlock vows to eat Mcdonalds every day for 30 days straight in this 100-minute film. He also promises to sample everything on their menu. He sets himself a set of rules to help him complete the project. The rules were: he had to buy everything at Mcdonald’s, he had to supersize every meal he ordered, and he could not exercise.

I was impressed by Spurlock’s documentary. He wasn’t just trying to entertain, but to also make the audience aware of the dangers fast food poses to our health. I think that he showed the transformation of his body during the entire process. Morgan started out as a healthy person. He gained around 25 pounds by the time the project was over. He also became depressed and his cholesterol shot up. I thought that documenting this entire experience helped to make the rhetoric more effective because it supported Mark’s claims and gave viewers actual proof. The fact that Mark was able to document his experience from beginning to end was crucial to the rhetoric. It supported what he was trying to show the viewers and gave them actual evidence.

Spurlock uses a sarcastic tone that is sure to keep the audience engaged. He was concerned about the impact of fast food on the body and wanted the audience to be aware. His choice of words also kept viewers’ interest because they were entertained and felt relatable to the topic.

The documentary is largely a rhetorical piece, as much of the content has an impact on viewers. Morgan chose to film himself and demonstrate how much sugar and fat he ate. This was the part I felt had the greatest impact on viewers.

Pathos and logos were used frequently in the documentary. Ethos are also used in the documentary, but it seems that Logos & Pathos have a stronger impact on the viewer. Logos involves persuading an audience using logic. Persuasion with facts and statistics is one example. Morgan used statistics to prove and convince the audience about the problems that Fast Food causes in America. As an example, Morgan claimed that America had the highest obesity rate in the entire world. Over 60% of the obese were adults. Statistic also showed that 40% of American meals were fast food. I think that logos have a greater impact on the audience because you show proof of what’s going on. Spurlock did exactly this.

Pathos is the appeal of emotions to persuade someone. Pathos has been used often in this document because, as anyone who has watched Supersize Me knows, it tends to make you feel disgusted. My parents were shocked when I told them that I had become a vegetarian after watching the documentary. Spurlock uses emotions to engage the audience and keep them wanting more.

The documentary used other rhetorical devices to catch the audience’s attention. Children and adults with obesity in America were asked to talk about the impact it had on them. They also talked about what foods they enjoy and what their occupations are. This is a termistic screen. Most people see only one side of it, but this is just one.

I feel that this really touched Spurlock, so he felt as if this documentary was a good way to persuade viewers in changing something within our society and having it under control in the ways you could control it. Spurlock felt this was an issue that really affected him, so he thought this documentary could be used to influence viewers and convince them to make changes in society. This could be achieved by not consuming it as often, not purchasing it for your child, or even not supporting its use. Spurlock lost 25 pounds in 15 months, which I believe showed how it affects your life. Spurlock’s documentary was a success because he used many rhetorical terms to convince and inform viewers about the need to change our society in order to stop obesity in America. The documentary Supersize Me has a profound effect on people. It transforms the way that they perceive fast food.

Evaluation Of Historical Accuracy Of The Film Dunkirk

World War Two, the deadliest in history, had a profound impact on the social, technological, economic, and environmental landscapes. The effects of this war can still be seen today. The war had many effects, and not just the battles. World War Two was shaped by many factors, including alliances and technological advances. The Battle of Pearl Harbor or The Battle of Normandy were among the largest battles of that war. The smaller battles are also important and should not be overlooked. Dunkirk was one of the smaller battles. Between 26 May and the 4th of June 1940, the events that are known as “Dunkirk” took place. Approximately 336,000 British troops, French soldiers, and Belgians were evacuated by naval and civilian crews during ‘Operation Dynamo.’ Although the event is remembered for its rescue and evacuation efforts, it was a crucial factor in the outcome. This mission saved a great deal of manpower, and if it failed there would have been fewer soldiers to fight on in the future war. Christopher Nolan, a brilliant director and writer, wrote “Dunkirk” to represent the Dunkirk evacuation during World War Two. The movie was shot in Dunkirk in France on the same beach as the actual evacuation. Some of the boats that were used in the film are the same ones that the British Navy used during World War II. Christopher Nolan uses dramatic effects which make viewers feel involved and part of a movie. The story in “Dunkirk”, is told from different perspectives, including the air and land. Some things were changed to dramatize the film, but most of it is true. In this paper, I will argue the historical facts are presented in the movies are mostly true and that they greatly outweigh parts that aren’t.

First, let’s talk about the events in history that “Dunkirk”, the movie, accurately portrayed. The movie begins with British troops walking around Dunkirk and sheets of white paper falling out of the sky. The paper is read by one soldier, who also sees an image of Dunkirk’s beach and German troops approaching from all sides. Germany’s propaganda was well-known during World War II, and the film accurately illustrates this propaganda, with Germans dropping flyers to show soldiers where they were and how trapped they were. The Germans used this tactic to make the Allied soldiers surrender by discouraging them. Christopher Nolan has made some changes to the original flyers. They were written in English, French and didn’t have any colour.

Nolan films the movie from the perspective of a private boat that is heading to Dunkirk Beach. The rescue vessel features Mr. Dawson’s son, as well as an unnamed friend. They are all focusing on the struggle they have to go to Dunkirk in order to help their fellow citizens. The British have always shown patriotism when the country was in dire need. Richard Weight focuses in 2002 on small boat’s element of the myth and associates it with popular belief that the British are an?island’ people for whom sea is a?protective moat, and who become belligerent, even though they were naturally pacic, when the coasts of Britain were threatened. In the end, we can see many of the private boats that helped the troops. History tells us many boats did arrive at Dunkirk as part of the evacuation. Around 160 French ships, boats, and ships of various sizes joined over 700 British vessels.

Nolan films the film from a different perspective, focusing on the British Royal Air Force’s “Spitfire” pilots as they fight the German “Luftwaffe”. The movie focuses on the pilots’ faces in battle to show the struggles they face to make viewers feel a part of war. The movie also shows how these aircraft can track, pursue and shoot down German airplanes. This part is historically accurate as “Spitfires”, the superior war planes of that time, are shown. The RAF pilots got to experience it and discovered it as a highly efficient killing machine. They were supported by Dowding’s efficient control organisation, the Radar Early Warning System and two outstanding pilots.

Nolan shows the film from the perspective of land. The soldiers are shown on the shore, and they live in constant terror of any attack. The film accurately depicts how soldiers wait in line for evacuation and how wounded are carried on to navy vessels to receive medical attention. The movie accurately depicts the absence of German troops on the ground in the film’s land perspective. Hitler mistakenly believed that the “Luftwaffe,” which was a German ground force, could handle the evacuation of troops from Dunkirk Beach. The German High Command committed a number of blunders that led to the evacuation of almost 340,000 troops. The movie showed both the mistaken decision to not send ground troops, and the failures by the “Luftwaffe”.

Winston Churchill, the British prime minister during World War Two played a major role in the conflict. Churchill was famous for his inspirational speeches that preached patriotism. Dunkirk includes a famous part of Churchill’s famous speech. “Wars cannot be won by evacuations. Yet, this victory should not be overlooked. It is important that we do not lose sight of the fact the the evacuation of our troops in France or Belgium was a huge military disaster. Another blow will be delivered almost immediately. We will fight to the very end. We will fight France. We will fight on the oceans and seas. We shall be more confident and stronger in the skies. We will defend the island at any cost. We will fight at the landing beaches. We will fight at the landing sites. We will fight on the landing grounds and the streets. We will fight on the hills. We will never give up. We will never surrender. Churchills final speech has many quotes taken directly from the original speech of 1940.

Dunkirk is a historical event which was mostly an escape rather than a war, because most of the troops who were trapped on the beach could not fight back the enemy. At the end of Dunkirk, after the evacuation and the troops arrive in Dover to return home, they are greeted by English, French and Belgians soldiers. The troops are embarrassed by the fact that they have returned safely home. They feel embarrassed and refuse to look at the civilians they see from the window of their train, but they are greeted as heroes when they return. The part of the movie that depicts the evacuated troops and Churchill not being satisfied with the evacuation is true to history. The evacuation of many troops was a major success. They had a lasting impact on the war. Dunkirk represents many aspects of British culture that have remained popular over the years: British nationalism, the sacrifice of patriotic values, the survival of a small number of people against all odds, plus the capacity to improvise.

Dunkirk is a movie that has a lot of historical accuracy, but also includes some fiction. It’s not due to faulty editing, it’s more because the dramatization was important. I was surprised to learn that the entire cast of characters is fictional. Their names are not found in books or journals. The characters, however, represent all those who were involved in the Dunkirk evacuation. The movie portrays a few soldiers on land, but they represent the many soldiers who were stuck on the beaches and their struggle to survive. Close-up shots of the RAF pilots helped to convey the drama and emotions they experienced while chasing down Luftwaffe aircraft. Rescue boat civilians were also depicted, and had to undergo hardships as they served their country. The emotions that the characters convey, despite being fictional characters, make viewers feel like they are part of war.

The presence of rescue ships, navy destroyers and the RAF is another thing that the movie gets wrong. The Royal Air Force plays a very small role in the film. There are only a couple of planes in action. In actuality, the number of aircraft was much higher. During Operation Dynamo’s nine-day period, the RAF suffered 177 aircraft losses.

The movie shows an enormous number of private boat rescues. But in reality they only made up 5% of all evacuations.

In the movie, only a few destroyers come to rescue the troops. However, in reality, over 40 destroyers were involved, and they accounted for most of the evacuated soldiers. The movie depicted the Dunkirk evacuation efforts, but the numbers were inaccurate.

In the film, we only saw a few French troops on the Dunkirk beaches. In reality, there were a diverse group of soldiers waiting to evacuate. The Royal Navy, with the help of civil craft, was able to achieve the equal evacuation goal between 29 May and morning 4 June. These numbers indicate that the film underplayed French troops and concentrated mainly on British troops.

World War two was the deadliest and most devastating war in history. Its impact on present-day society as well as future generations will never be forgotten. This essay compares the battles of World War II to the movie Dunkirk. The movie was historically accurate. The movie Dunkirk tells the story from three different viewpoints, each of which has its own impact on the emotions felt by the audience. The movie contained many historical details, but it also included some fiction. I have argued in this essay that historical events are important and that they outweigh those parts of the film that aren’t accurate. The movie Dunkirk is a brilliant portrayal of the Dunkirk evacuation.

The Part Roman Elites Played In Gladiatorial Spectacles

Gladiatorial competitions and other events held during the munera played a major role in Roman culture (Wiedemann 1,2). Although gladiatorial shows and wild-beast hunts were first performed as part in a funeral by senatorial houses in the Republic, Roman emperors would later use these events to celebrate military successes, the completion and opening of a new building in Rome, important dynastic moments, and even to mark the end of construction. Finally, gladiators became a common feature of ludis that Roman magistrates staged (Edmondson, 9). The events were meant to show how powerful Rome was. They also served as a symbol that Rome controlled the Mediterranean. Slavery and low social status people were used to create this symbolism. Gladiators were mostly slaves that were sent as punishment to a lanista, who then defeated enemy prisoners and criminals and sentenced them (Wiedemann 102). Free-born men were very rarely willing to become gladiators, since they had to surrender their rights and status in exchange for various punishments and training. Senators, who were often considered lower-class, would also practice being gladiators. In the Imperial era, many members of Rome’s elite chose to become gladiators to demonstrate their virtuosity. This was done mostly privately, but at times in public. Even though the state made laws to prevent free men and elites in the arena from competing, there still were several examples of these gladiators.

The elite Romans could have had many reasons for choosing to be gladiators and wild beast hunters. All reasons are based around the idea of courage or virtue. Livy writes that Scipio, when he returned to Carthage for funeral games, did so “to show the courage and naturalness of their people”…Others accepted challenges and were encouraged to do so by the spirit of emulation. Scipio organized funeral games where men participated to demonstrate their courage, and to achieve victory. This is another reason that elite Romans became gladiators. Gladiators entered the arena with a risk of death (Wiedemann 35). A gladiator would not be punished if he lost the fight, but demonstrated courage and skills during it (Wiedemann 34). Military personnel were often considered to possess virtus (Wiedemann, 36). Rome’s military culture made it important to demonstrate virtus, especially among the Roman elite. Roman soldiers were expected to have courage and skills in hand-tohand combat (Wiedemann, 36). Gladiator’s also had to possess these traits in order to demonstrate their virtus. Roman elites would often demonstrate their skills at public events to show how courageous they were in battle (Edmondson 26). Gladiatorial performances were a popular choice for elites. The elite would have the opportunity to display their military prowess. It is important to remember that not all gladiators were “professionals” (Wiedemann 111). It was not uncommon for Roman elites to train under lanistas to become better fighters before taking command of the Roman Army (Wiedemann 101).

The desire to obtain a new identity was one of the reasons some Roman elites chose to pursue life in the arena. Some Romans elite chose life in the Arena to acquire a new image (Wiedemann 111). Commodus was the best example. Dio says of Commodus that he was “the Golden One”, “Hercules,” the “god “…” As for wild animals, however, Commodus killed them in both private and public. He used to be a gladiator. “As for the club and lionskin, they were carried in front of him on the street” (Dio, 73). 16-17). Commodus was a fan of gladiatorial shows and the hunts for wild animals. He wanted to be just like Hercules. He used the lionskin and the club to represent Hercules and renamed September as “Hercules”. (Lampridius, 12.1). Wiedemann states that “Commodus, like Hercules wanted to do divinity on earth so as to obtain a place in the gods”. Commodus participated in gladiatorial fighting and wild animal hunting to achieve a new godly identity. The desire to become a better person and the idea of virtus were reasons for elite Romans to participate in spectacles. Not all Roman elites performed in the arena.

As mentioned earlier, gladiators were the lowest in the hierarchy of social statuses during ancient Rome. The Romans’ status distinction was undermined by those who wanted to be gladiators (Wiedemann 102). Roman elites were the greatest threat when they appeared in the Arena as a rival, and this is why some competed at home (Wiedemann 131). Gladiatorial training and combat were popular pastimes for many Roman elite (Wiedemann 100). They were “properly” expected to be able to use the skills they learned from training and competing in their homes (Wiedemann 111). Roman elites avoided infamia by practicing and participating privately. There are instances where Roman elites performed in public. Nero was one of the Roman rulers who forced elite Romans to compete (Suetonius 12). “He did not kill anyone, not even criminals, at one of his gladiatorial matches.” As fighters, he had 400 senators and 6 hundred Romans knights on display, including some well-known, wealthy men. “Even the equestrian and senatorial orders provided the assistants who fought in the arena and the wild beasts” (Suetonius p. 12). Nero’s senators were not the only Roman elites that competed in arenas. Commodus competed publicly and privately, according to Dio 72.10. Dio says, “Commodus spent most of his time on horses and ease. He also fought wild beasts as well as men.” Even though he killed a lot of people and beasts publicly, he also did it in private (Dio 72.11). Commodus was so eager to be a gladiator, he performed in front of the public. Nero as well as Commodus violated Roman morality by lowering themselves or others’ status in order to participate in the Roman Arena. However there were laws that prevented the Roman elites, including Nero himself, from participating in the Roman Arena.

Edmondson says that many Roman emperors tried to maintain the class and social distinctions in the Roman state. Romans who were of high social status, but competed on the arena stage as gladiators, or hunted wild beasts, disgraced both themselves and their elite status (Tacitus, 15.32). To prevent the appearance of high-ranking Roman officials in the arena, laws were passed (Edmondson 24,). The famous decree issued by the senate during the Imperial Period in AD 19 is one of the most well-known examples. It says that “no senator’s son, daughters, grandchildren, granddaughters, greatgrandsons, greatgranddaughters, or any man…should be brought onto the stage by anyone, or be asked to pay a fee in order to compete in the arena.” (SC AD 19, p. 1). The Emperor was required to keep “good order” by passing rules governing the gladiatorial games (Wiedemann 130). The social order as well as high-ranking officials can be protected by prohibiting Roman Elite and their relatives from competing in Gladiatorial spectacles (Edmondson 24,). The Roman elite were not required to pay to fight on the arena. The Roman elite was not prohibited from participating in gladiatorial fights or hunting wild animals to display their virtus. This idea of not being allowed to compete for money can also be seen in an earlier senate decision from AD 11. The consuls ManiusLepidus, and Titus Statilius Taurus made the motion to prohibit “any free-born woman under the age of twenty or any free-born man below the age twenty-five” from entering the arena or hiring out their services (SC AD 19). There were many laws in place that were intended to discourage free-born citizens from participating in arena competitions. However, they were unable to stop it. The imperial officials were most likely to violate the law against competition (Wiedemann 102). Nero as well Commodus both show this. Tacitus described Nero’s “ever-increasing desire to appear on a regular basis in public” (Tacitus 15,32). Commodus on the other had a regular public appearance and fought gladiator-style in front of spectators (Lampridius 14,8). The fact that emperors were allowed to compete on the arena and that multiple laws had to be introduced in order for elites not to do so suggests that these laws were working (Edmondson 24). The senate had no success in preventing the Roman elites to compete in the Arena and so failed to maintain Rome’s social hierarchy.

During Imperial times, certain members of the Roman Elite wanted to be gladiators, or hunt wild beasts to display their virtus. This was done both in public and privately, by breaking the laws that were put into place to stop the competition between the Roman Elite. Roman elites wanted to prove their skill and courage in combat, both on- and off-the-battlefield. Commodus became Hercules. Some performed in public, while others did so in order not to disrupt the Roman social hierarchy. It is important to note that despite the many sources that exist that describe elite Roman competition, this was a rare occurrence. This is because it’s rare (Wiedemann 102). The fact that Roman elites were gladiators in the arena does not change the fact that in ancient Roman culture, status was very important and few people would suffer infamia.

Comparative Analysis Of One Direction And Bts

Few boy groups are successful internationally. BTS, One Direction and other successful boy groups are examples. The two groups are not American, but both have been successful in the music world. They can upload their videos on YouTube to gain international attention and go viral. BTS “Idol”, One Direction, and “Drag Me Down”, were their most-viewed music videos. They both have the same motivating song and beat, but their videos are completely different. BTS is a hugely successful boy group, as are One Direction. Their music videos have millions of hits. BTS “Idol”, the music video, is superior. It is more expressive, has more genre characteristics and conveys the song’s message. One Direction’s music video for “Drag medown” contains very little symbolism and does not correspond to the song.

The video helps to display the art. The message of most music videos is reflected in the content of the video. The audience would struggle to identify emotions and problems without symbolic content. BTS’s “Idol”, a music video, shows symbolism which shows their meaning and problems. The image of the rabbit on moon was one example. It is a Korean folktale and represents immortality. The translation of the saying is “the worse you get cursed, you will live longer” (Morin). BTS considers themselves to be rabbits in reference to the criticisms they have been subjected since their debut. The members are dancing in a transparent box when a shark attacks them. BTS, however, is unaffected by the shark and continues to sing “you can’t quit loving yourself.” The haters are represented by the shark and BTS loves what they say. When they sing, “ursoo’s awesome,” it shows that BTS is more than just a set. He is a unique individual and he accepts that. Their music video is full of symbolism. One Direction’s “Drag Me Down”, however, contains at least one significant symbol. Harry was instructing a slimmer Baymax on how to use its fingers. Harry could have been the only one to help the robot. The music video does not contain any symbolic content that shows how the audience overcame negative thoughts. It was just a cool video that showed NASA’s gadgets but had no relevance or meaning to the message. It was more important to focus on the art and message than ranking in the top 20 videos. The music video and song are influenced by the mood created. BTS’ “Idol”, as well as One Direction’s drag me down, both share the same genre characteristics. Both songs are catchy and upbeat, making you want to sing. BTS has a Pop/R&B-style and they follow these characteristics. BTS, with both rappers as well as vocalists creates something unique and melodious that is different from One Direction. You want to learn how to dance and follow the choreography. The music video is a multicultural mix of choreography, with African and Korean dances. The choreography is in perfect harmony with the lyrics and music videos. One Direction’s “Drag Me Down”, is a standard Pop music video. I didn’t like the vocals. They did not develop their own style, nor was it helpful that the verses were repeated. There was also no choreography, just awkward hand and jumping movements.

Every song has an intended message for its audience. A song is not a song if it does not have a meaning or underlying message. Music is not complete without the message. BTS “Idol”, as well as One direction’s “Drag Me down” are both great songs that send a strong message to their fans. BTS “Idol”, is aimed at anyone who has trouble loving themselves or accepting who they are. The song’s message is that you shouldn’t try to change yourself to please others. Everyone wants to fit into society and lose their individuality. One Direction’s “Drag Me Down”, however, is also a song that caters to all. In our society, social media is a growing influence. It allows anyone to make negative remarks without consequence. In reality, we must also overcome negativity in the real world from all age groups. They are promoting a message of overcoming negativity. Nobody can make them fall if they have the love of someone else. Although both songs are full of great meaning, they use different expressions. BTS “Idol”, lyrics, do portray their emotions. Suga raps about:

I am the one who is being fingered

I don’t really care.

Your criticism can be based on any number of reasons

What am I?

What I want is clear to me

I never gon’ change.

We can all relate to their response when they receive criticism. BTS does not care what critics say. They want their audience not to care what other people think and to keep living life to its fullest. One Direction’s “Drag Me Down”, however, was incredibly repetitive. The first verse and the second verse were identical. It didn’t make it easier for the audience members to understand One Direction’s message about overcoming obstacles.

BTS “Idol”, One Direction “Drag Me Down”, and BTS “Idol”, were distinguished by their different genres, content and messages. BTS’ “Idol”, however, is better. It delivers a song’s message in a way that matches the video. The music videos were the best form to meet all the criteria. Contrary to One Direction’s “Drag Me Down,” the song has little symbolic content. Its video is also not connected to the song, and its message is lacking. The audience didn’t understand the obstacle or how they overcame it.

The Family-focused Tourist Destinations Of Disneyland Resorts And Walt Disney World

Disneyland Resorts have long been known as family friendly tourist destinations. Disney’s American Parks and Resorts fits this description. Disney does, however, attract families without children. Walt Disney World’s families are predominantly ‘affluent.’ Geographically, Walt Disney World’s patronage is disproportionately dominated by Americans living along the coast, with the highest concentration in Virginia and New Jersey. It is possible that the proximity of Walt Disney World to its location could be the reason why so many people are attracted to it. [ii]

Disney Parks and Resorts are faced with many competitors. Disney Parks and Resorts provides services which other tourism companies also provide. Six Flags is a major competitor, as are local and international hotels and food festivals. Disney Parks and Resorts offer a wide range of products. These include souvenirs, Disney apparel and clothing as well as the experience of using Disney hotels and attractions. They are now expanding globally with new locations in China, Japan and other countries. Prices are moderate, but tickets to hotels in local areas can cost hundreds[iii]. It uses social media as well as traditional advertising methods such television[iv]. Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Touchstone Pictures are primarily focused on family-oriented movies such as Up or Tangled which have a wide appeal[vi]. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Marvel Studios each target a more mature and older demographic. While Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures produces live action films like Pirates of the Caribbean that have a very strong appeal, Marvel Studios makes films that are aimed at a smaller niche and capitalize on their titular intellectual property. Touchstone Pictures was able to position itself, despite being a distributor only, as a movie source for an older demographic. Good Morning Vietnam was marketed individually to a mature audience who were willing to take on serious narratives based on contemporary events.

The Walt Disney Studios faces competition from other producers, because it is both a producer and a distributor. Viacom Inc. Twenty First Century Fox Comcast, CBS, and CBS are among its biggest competitors. The company offers a variety of products ranging from music to movies and live theatre performances[viii]. These products can be purchased through various distribution channels including radio, theaters and movie theatres. Prices are set according to market rates and promotions include both traditional and social media advertising. As an example, Guardians of the Galaxy tickets were priced the same way as other movies[x] with both television commercials and social media advertising[xi].

Disney Consumer Products offers both merchandise and books. Disney Publishing is one of the company’s subsidiaries that sells magazines and books to children between 0-12 years old[xii]. Disney Store’s second subsidiary sells items for children and adults. The most notable product range is clothing inspired by Disney animated intellectual properties[xiii]. Disney’s animated properties are designed to appeal to kids and families. Therefore, some of its products may not be appealing to adults who do not have children. Disney Publishing’s all-digital format allows it to reach an unlimited number of people. Disney Stores are not located in every state, despite the fact that there are several. Disney Consumer Products has to compete with many other retailers as well as publishers. Penguin Books, HarperCollins LLC and other major publishers are among the main competitors. It has an extensive range of merchandise including apparel, toys, books and merchandise. The products are announced primarily through social media and with fewer traditional promotions. They also have a more expensive price tag compared to other retailers. For example, a Disney Cars Artists Series toy may be priced higher than generic toy cars purchased from other retailers after it is announced on social networks[xiv].

Disney Interactive also has a market similar to that of Disney. Its products are primarily games that use Disney’s animated characters. A website is one of its products that is explicitly called a “virtual environment for children”. Disney’s family-oriented audience is nicely completed by a parent blogging space. Other blogging websites, spaces geared towards children, and game makers are its main competitors. The main competitors are Tumblr and WordPress, PBS Kids and Nintendo, which produce video games aimed at children. These products usually have aggressive prices, are sold by Amazon resellers, and are heavily advertised using traditional media. Disney Infinity was, for example priced lower than the average price video games are sold at, sold via distributors such as Amazon or Best Buy, and advertised with multiple commercials.

Disney Media Networks are extensive and cover a wide range of demographics, from young children to adults. Disney Junior and Disney XD cover early childhood programming across 160 countries[xvii], whereas ABC Daytime, ABC Entertainment Group and ABC Family are marketed as adult-oriented programming stations with a high penetration in the 18-49 demo (as demonstrated by their Neilsen award)[xviii]. ABC-owned channels are able reach more that a fifth all television households[xix]. ESPN is also able to draw a young male demographic that is mostly employed and has a college education[xx]. Disney’s demographics on television are mostly affluent. They are also more likely than not to come from affluent families who live in urban areas. The mix consists of a variety of original programs aimed at adults, like Scandal or The View. Also included are children’s shows and sports and news broadcasts. Disney distributes these products through their own channels. ABC stations are also included. They are often priced in cable and television subscription packages. Both traditional and digital media are used to promote the products.

Disney is a major competitor in the news, television, and sports industries. Fox Broadcasting Company serves again as a competitor, producing news, TV, and acting as a source of sports information. Yahoo and MSN are also sources of sports and news information.

Disney is in a position to have a sustainable and powerful competitive advantage because of its strong brand, widespread goodwill, extensive trademarks and IP, as well as copyrights. Forbes rated the brand of Disney as one the most powerful in the World[xxi]. Of its assets of 72 billions of dollars, nearly 10 percent was made up of intellectual property and copyrights[xxii]. A similar estimate of 27 billions was made[xxiii]. Forbes ranked Disney at the top of the list for “leisure”. Its nearest competitor, Fox ranked only 34 places below it[xxiv]. Disney is unbeatable.

Disney’s life cycle is currently at a ‘growth’ phase. Disney’s recent earnings[xxv] have increased, and its market value[xxvi] has risen. There are still opportunities for growth, both locally and internationally. Sales are rising. Risks are decreasing. Time Warner, Viacom and other key competitors are struggling to secure sales[xxvii]. Disney has now reached its peak.

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