Star Wars

Star Wars

Star wars

Star Wars, by George Lucas, is a movie that will be excelent forever. The reason
for this is that the movie is very symbolic, and the ideas represented in the film are
central to human existance — humans will always believe in some form of the ideas
that are in the movie. The most obvious idea that is in the movie is religion.
Good versus Evil, Light versus Dark, and the Rebels versus the Empire. These are all
religious overtones in the story line. The religious connections become clear
when the movie is watch.
Star Wars opens with a desolate desert planet where the viewer/reader is introduced to
the main character, Luke Skywalker, and his aunt and uncle. Luke is a young kid who
wants an adventure, he is gifted with a strong love of “The Force”. At first, Luke is
unsure of his gift, and unsure of his beliefs. This is where the teacher is introduced. Old
Ben Kenobi, or “Obi-Wan” Kenobi represents a priest/teacher figure who is well known
in the force. Obi-Wan provides guidance for the young Skywalker, teaching him how to
use his gift for good. Once Luke lets go of his mental block,

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African American Folklore

African American Folklore

African American Folklore

1. Some common features of history concerning the Africans in the New World include the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, slavery, transformations in cultures, including aspects such as religion, food, heritage, clothing, art dance etc., and the struggle to become free peoples. The first point I would like to make regards the elementary fable making many uneducated Americans think that a couple of boats came over with some black people and they worked in the Southern U.S. until the Civil War when America justly fought for their freedom. This glorified version of history insults the intelligence of our country and undermines the creation of all society that we take for granted today, skin color aside.
The truth is that for two centuries black populations were transported to the Americas and enslaved in numbers sometimes tripling that of whites. (Ch. 5) Another fact not highly noted is that the populations of this slave trade were dispersed not only in the South of the U.S. but also in the North and South America such as Brazil, Argentina, etc. Understanding these facts on such a large scale, I believe is the first step to understanding the big picture; when discussing histories as

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Death Penalty

Death Penalty

You can only say its cruel punishment if it excesses the crime. When someone is executed it is done in a painless manner. You can?t say this for their victims, many of them suffered some kind of pain or fear before their death. I believe that when they commit such a crime they are giving up all their human rights. Just as they had taken all the rights from their victims.
The eighth amendment in the constitution states, ? Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted.? What this means is that the punishment should fit the crime. For example if someone was to rob a convenient store, they shouldn?t be sentenced to the death penalty. The death penalty also known as capital punishment is a controversial issue in every state, since every state has a different stance on capital punishment.
Capital punishment has been around since the 17th century starting with England, which prescribed death for 14 offenses, but the American colonies impose the death sentence for fewer crimes. Then in 1636 the Massachusetts Bay Colony lists 13 crimes punishable by death, including adultery and witchcraft. In Pennsylvania

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Star Trek

Star Trek

Star Trek: The Original series ?has been in almost constant reruns for over 15 years in over 140 markets across the US the package of 79 episodes is resold every 2 years. The first 3 films have sold over 900,000 video cassettes and the 79 television episodes have sold anywhere from 15,000 to 40,000 copies each?pocket books have sold more than 300,000 copies of each of the Star Trek novels and Paramount has entered into as many as 400 licensing and merchandising agreements.? It is no exaggeration that it is a series that has enjoyed wild popularity for over 20 years. The members of this group would like to offer a few reasons why this is so.
The series came amidst the time of the Cold War where people were living in an environment full of conflict and change. Global empires were collapsing. Racial theories that were long upheld and supported are suddenly torn down. Liberation movements among colored races were gaining momentum. It was a time that saw the assassination of such historical figures such as John F. Kennedy and Malcolm X.
First, in this time of chaos, people were searching

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African American

African American

During the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and part of the
Nineteenth Century the White people of North America used the
Black people of Africa as slaves to benefit their interests. White
people created a climate of superiority of their race over the Black
African race that in some places, still lingers on today. The
American Civil War however, was a key turning point for the
Black African race. Through their actions and the political actions
of President Lincoln and his administration, Black Africans set a
precedent for their freedom, equality and liberation.
A very important aspect of Blacks proving themselves was
that of the Black Man acting as a soldier in the Civil War. During
the Civil War

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The US Patriot Act

The US Patriot Act

The Patriot Act

In the wake of the attacks on the World Trade Centers on September 11, 2001, the United States Congress passed the Patriot Act. This bill changed the way that law enforcement works. The bill legalized many different search devices and tactics that were previously not allowed. This change in law caused much conflict in the country in that the new regulations came close to violating the first amendment rights of citizens being investigated. From time to time the Humanities Base Faculty members host panel discussions on topics that pertain to the lives of college students. A panel discussion about the Constitutionality of the United States Patriot Act would illustrate the complexities of the humanities based theme of the individual and society.
In society, there are many different institutions that socialize and manage individual?s behavior and thought. One of the major institutions that exist in our society is in the form of government. The United States Government is in charge of establishing the rights that individuals can exercise, and what laws they must abide by. The Patriot Act infringes on the rights of individuals in the United States, and it has been enacted by our government. This is how the

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Simpsons

Simpsons

A Sociological Approach to the Simpsons
I?m going to start off by saying that until now I never actually thought there was a difference in the way those cartoon characters (the Simpsons) were approached, depending on their gender (not that I watched them too often or anything).

First of all I?ll have to break the characters in two groups, because you cannot compare old people with children. So the first group will be composed of Lisa and Bart (the children) and the second one of Marge and Homer (the parents).

Just by taking a glance at the show you see that it portrays the typical image of the ?traditional American family? of the last decade: mom stays home to cook, clean and take care of the kids, while the husband provides for the family. The little boy is very violent doing a lot of ?cool? things, and of course never studies, while the little girl is very quiet and smart.

There are certain traces of stereotypes in almost all the activities in which the characters engage and that seems to be meant in a funny way. For example, in one episode, Lisa and Bart are taken hostages by a prison escapist

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African – American History

African – American History

“I have a dream” was the very first words that were ushered by the great Martin luther king jr. that touched the whole world.This remark gave hope and perseverence to many around the world trying to struggle and fit in with white people.

Colored people were humiliated for trying to learn, beaten for trying to walk ,and killed for looking up. What happened to the colored was inhumane and indescent I as an individual stand up for the cause of the “struggle”. People like Martin Luther king should have been held up high, people like him didnt care about

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Shengen

Shengen

Schengen Report
The introduction of the Schengen agreement has drastically changed the way European countries interact. The factors contributing to this relatively new policy can be overwhelming and hard to grasp for people outside of Europe. The goal of this report is to provide the necessary information to facilitate a better understanding for those not familiar with Schengen. This report will include a brief history and description of Schengen, the participating countries, key issues, and some of the various policies and programs within the agreement like the Schengen Information System (SIS). It will also discuss some of the issues faced by non-Schengen countries like Switzerland. The combination of these elements will provide and overview of the role Schengen plays in the EU and its future.
Introductory stages of a policy that would eliminate border controls within the European Union Began in the early 1980?s. Members of the EU began discussing a potential policy that would allow Europeans free movement within a set of specified countries. On June 14, 1985, five countries went outside the EU debates and signed an agreement that was titled the ?Schengen Convention on the Progressive Abolition of Controls at

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Simpsons

Simpsons

?No TV and no beer make Homer something something,? is a classic
example of writers of the TV show the Simpsons parodying a classic movie, in this
case, The Shining. Parody episodes are one of the three theme based episodes that
The Simpsons writers go back to time and time again. The other two theme based
episodes are ?The Treehouse of Horror Halloween? episodes and the many best of
episodes.
One of the most popular and well known of the three types of The
Simpson?s episodes is the Halloween special, ?The Treehouse of Horror?. The
Halloween episodes normally include three or four frightening tales in which The
Simpons characters usually experience abnormal things that they wouldn?t in the
regular episodes. The episodes are usually a lot morbid and darker then the regular
episodes. In each ?Treehouse of Horror episode, there is the presence of Kang and
Kodos. Kang and Kodos are aliens from outer space and seem to appear in all of
the Halloween episodes, causing havoc on the inhabitants of Springfield. Another
key factor to the Halloween episodes is that this is the only time the opening
credits to the show are completely different. Most of the Halloween episodes are
actually parodies of movies or urban legends.
The Simpsons have a lot episodes of

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