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  • The Battle of Algiers Versus The Israeli Dervish
    Description: Movies are a true reflection of societal occurrences which happened or are yet to happen in future. Some of them cover historical or daily activities in an attempt to develop human experience realm in issues such as love, life, war, politics, culture, religion, business, and other issues. The film The Battle of Algiers by Gillo Pontecorvo is a historical movie released in 1966, and it covers the journey of Algerian freedom fighters. In the second movie, The Israeli Dervish is another historical movie that covers the Arabic Spring, Religion, and other political issues. The two films reflect the human experience realm in politics, colonialism, war, religion, and culture.
    3 pages | 918 words | 4 sources | APA | Art(Fine Arts, Performing Arts) | Book/Movie Review |
  • The portrayal of Prostitution in the Night Women
    Description: Prostitution has been alleged to a married of causes in modern society. Some people argue that it is caused by a lack of morals, drug abuse, bad company, while others say it is as a result of poverty. Though it cuts across the two genders, the term is used to describe women who engage in such behaviors. There are two types of prostitution whereby in the first one no monetary transaction is involved while in the second one alongside sexual pleasure, monetary appreciation is required. Women, especially those who experience economic depressions are susceptible to engaging in prostitution for survival. Halpern, in the short story Night Woman develops the theme of prostitution and how it affects women, men, and children.
    2 pages | 706 words | 1 sources | MLA | Literature | Book/Movie Review |
  • I Am Me- Rhetorical Analysis
    Description: Though Café, under the authority of McGill, composed a compelling blurb about a video named I Am Me. The writing team tailored the text in a manner that it fits the writing situation because the arguments (Arguer) conforms to the intended Genre, Exigency, Context, Audience, and Purpose (AGECAP). Also, the text is written carefully to ensure that it appeals to the target audience ethically, logically, and emotionally.
    2 pages | 624 words | 2 sources | APA | Communications | Book/Movie Review |
  • Thematic Concerns in the Bartleby, the Scrivener
    Description: Herman Melville is a renowned American short story writer. Bartleby, the Scrivener, is one of his short stories which have been mostly debated about due to its substantial thematic issues in the American corporate environment. It critically explores themes in the world business and works with close focus to Wall Street. It was first published in 1853 in the Putnam's Magazine before it appeared in other magazines. The overriding theme in the Melville's short story is disconnected corporate environment, which is developed by sub-themes such as passive resistance, unreliable language, isolation, depression, routine, and death. As such, Melville interweaves his story critically to communicate with the reader through carefully integrated themes expressing alienation in the work environment.
    4 pages | 1394 words | 1 sources | MLA | Literature | Book/Movie Review |
  • Longer Reading Report- Gandhi's Autobiography
    Description: Mahatma Gandhi took the time to write a compelling account of his own life experiences and what he has learned over time. The book is a collection of several editions that Gandhi has been writing for an Indian newspaper known as Navajivan. After careful reading, one would understand that he did not write for the sake of writing, but he wrote to teach people on essential concepts and spiritual matters in life. Gandhi's writing emphasizes the importance of realizing and knowing the truth, which he has learned in the course of his life.
    4 pages | 1236 words | 1 sources | APA | Religious Studies | Book/Movie Review |
  • Of Water and the Spirit Book Review
    Description: There are a couple of books which successfully covers traditional African religion and Of Water and the Spirit is one of them. The book critically explores the magic, rituals, myths, and mysteries in the African traditional religion in Burkina Faso, Africa during the French colonization. Of Water and Spirit book was written by Malidoma Patricia Some and first published in 1994 by Putnam Publishers in New York. Since then the book has been very instrumental in the exploration of African traditional religion and heritage.
    6 pages | 1807 words | 4 sources | MLA | Literature | Book/Movie Review |
  • Mathilde’s Social Class Acceptance in The Necklace
    Description: De Maupassant, a renowned 19th Century French writer, is remembered for his ability to demonstrate how human lives are controlled by natural(destinies) and social forces. In his short story, The Necklace, for instance, De Maupassant explores how destinies influence human beings' lives and restrict them to a specific socio-economic class. Mathilde, the central character, struggles with fate to elevate herself from the class she was born in, but destiny ensures that she retains the same artisan status. At the end of the story, the author suggests that Mathilde is right to accept this class status.
    2 pages | 614 words | 1 sources | APA | Literature | Book/Movie Review |