The Simpleton As Wise Man Tom Hanks As Forrest

The Simpleton As Wise Man: Tom Hanks As Forrest

The Movie:
People today view slow people as being stupid and not being able to do
anything without the help of others. Forrest Gump falsifies that statement.
Tom Hanks does a righteous job in this movie role. Forrest Gump proves
that slow people can be viewed as wise men. He tells his life story to
perfect strangers, but he does not mind. He tells the strangers about all the
adventures in his life, people he has met, and the places he has gone to.
He has met such stars as Elvis Presley, John Lennon, and the infamous
Governor George Wallace.
The movie starts out when he is at the bus stop waiting for a bus.
He?s just sitting there when a lady gets off the bus and sits on the bench
next to him. Forrest starts talking to the lady about how her shoes look
very comfortable. He says one of his Momma?s famous saying, ?You can tell
a lot about a person and their shoes.? Forrest Gump seems to have gone
through a lot in his life. Forrest offers solutions to different situations. He
does not let other people?s feelings toward him hurt him in anyway.
There

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Women in the Military

Women in the Military

Well, this is very interesting in that over the past fifteen years or so, women, in general have taken on increased responsibility in the Military. With the on going war in Iraq, women have seen more of the battlefield then ever before. Many are fighting side by side with men in the on going pursuit for freedom. Since Desert Storm women have been flying combat missions with the Air Force in multi million dollars aircrafts, once off limits to them because of their sex. The military, as a whole, has made large strides toward gender equality.
The once was a time when women could only hold certain jobs in the military. They were administrative and logistical fields. Many acted as secretaries to Officers and handles office systems. They were nurses and dental hygienists. To some there were simply there to handles the light work and take care of their male counterparts. Never seeing the field of battle or even held a weapon. There were not even properly trained on using a rifle or bayonet. When it came to combat, this was off limits, even though, in times like Vietnam, there were losing there lives in war just like the men.
Well,

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Interest Groups And Congress

Interest Groups And Congress

To many, interest groups are an evil but necessary part of Democracy with the potential to corrupt the process and distort policy away from the popular will. To others, groups express the best features of democracy; they are both necessary to voice the many opinions and interests of constituents. In 1946, Senator Robert La Follette expressed his feelings about special interest groups by stating, ?the true attitude of public opinion is distorted and obscured by the pressures of special interest groups.? He further criticized that ?legislators find it difficult to discover the real majority will and to legislate in the public interest.? In contrast, Wright has concluded that ?interest groups not only improve the job security and policy performance of legislators, but they also serve as a mechanism by which citizens can bring their concerns to the attention of their representatives. The fact that interest groups and the lobbying of Congress has and still is controversial is evident.
What makes special interest groups controversial is the ambiguity surrounding who exactly is a lobbyist and what specific acts are considered lobbying. Lobbying is the practice of attempting to influence legislation. Lobbyists are usually employees or representatives

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Berlin Blockade Of 1948

Berlin Blockade Of 1948

In 1946, at the culmination of World War II, four victorious allies stood together, unified. Three of these world powers, the United States, France, and Britain, were all governed by the ideals of capitalism and democracy. In contrast, the Soviet Union was the pinnacle of communist thought. The relationship of the Allies was based on a common interest in the post-war future of Germany. Soon it was apparent that the Soviet concept of post-war Germany differed from its peers. Two events concerning the German question proved to be essential in identifying the heightening tension between the Allies.
In 1948 the Berlin Blockade marked the first true crisis of the Cold War. The Berlin Blockade marked the end of cooperative rule in Germany, and an extreme heightening in Cold War tensions. Secondly, in 1961 the Berlin Crisis, an extension of the prior circumstance, threatened to spark an international war. Lastly, blame must be assessed regarding these separate events. Historians of the Cold War are divided, in the most general sense, into two categories. The traditionalist view maintains that the Soviets carry the burden of guilt. Revisionists are reluctant to place blame on the Soviets alone. Rather, the Soviets were put in

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The Shipping News

The Shipping News

The Shipping News

This movie is as shallow as they come and hardly worthy of a rental fee. The bleak Canadian coastline stole the show in my opinion. I don?t even remember much about the music. They over used a few lines like: ?Im not a water person,? and something like ?tea is a good drink; it keeps you going.? I never developed any sort of an emotional bond with these characters. It was easy to understand their turmoil and difficulties from an intellectual point-of-view, but I never felt along with them even though the characters were pretty down to earth type people. This story is about surviving adversity, healing and self-discovery.
The Shipping News is about surviving adversity through adaptation. Which for me is not very inspiring. None of the characters in this film undergo a sudden transformation as a result of circumstances. Instead, they change gradually, as circumstances dictate. Quoyle becomes more assertive, Agnis confronts a dark secret in her past, Wavey learns to open up, and Bunny becomes able to move forward without her mother. There is guilt and redemption, although little cleansing as a result of the latter. It was hard for

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War Coverage In The Media

War Coverage In The Media

In our nations history just about every generation has to face some type of war, whether it be fighting against terror, an evil dictator, or communism. Whatever ever the reason may be, it always seems to result in war. My thesis isn?t just based on the war themselves or the reason behind them, but what I want to find out is does the media have a positive or negative affect on war and society as well. Spanning from WWI ? War on Terror you can see how much more the media gets involved, to the point where there are reporters on the frontlines. We go from just political cartoons during the World Wars, to making a nation hate our Vets during Vietnam, and now actually going over to the actual war, where reporters have no place to be. Now, it?s not just the soldiers risking their lives, but men and women who have no place on the battlefield. Risking their lives just for a story, that only ends up bending the real truth in the end anyways.
Since America didn?t make their entrance into the First World War till the very end, the media never really got a chance

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Behanzin

Behanzin

Behanzin Hossu Bowelle
?The King Shark?

Behanzin is known as one of the most powerful kings in West African history. Born in 1841 Behanzin was a tall, well-built, and dignified man. He is decribed as wearing a long strip of silk draped around his body and across his bare shoulders. Ruling over the peoples of Dahomey, Behanzin was known as the ?absolute master of his kingdom?. Few people were allowed to see the king perform the most ordinary of activities. Common subjects in his kingdom saw him only in ceremony. Behanzin as king was considered so sacred that his saliva was not allowed to touch the ground.
The wealth of Dahomey was expressed in its trade, its army and the courageousness of its soldiers. Represented by over 25,000 warriors Behanzin?s army was picked from among the best of its Dahomeyan subjects. Among those, were 5,000 female warriors who ranked higher than their male counterparts. Each soldier had his own servant, who carried his weapons and food. Leading the army was Agli-Agbo brother of Behanzin. These warriors were divided into companies and brigades and trained thoroughly. Their training included a

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The Virgin Mary Of England

The Virgin Mary Of England

The Virgin Mary of England

Elizabeth is a film about the early years of the reign
of Queen Elizabeth I of England. The movie shows how Queen
Elizabeth is given the power to rule England and is faced
with challenges. Elizabeths reign was threatened largely
because she did NOT have absolute power. The whole movie
portrays Queen Elizabeth in danger and hated by powerful
enemies, but in the end Elizabeth relies upon the most
ruthless of her counselors, in her case the master Francis
Walsingham, to crush her foes and ensure her survival. Queen
Elizabeth tries to unite Catholics and Protestants and
establish one to govern England, but both groups want to be
supreme.
The most powerful scenes in the movie were when the
three Protestant heretics were burned at the stake and
when Queen Elizabeth becomes the Virgin Queen, married to
England, in one of historys greatest makeovers.
The significance of this movie is the life and
experience of Queen Elizabeth. Throughout the movie the
question ?Who can you trust? is asked. England at this time
is torn between the Catholics and Protestants. Queen
Elizabeth tries to govern England and the Protestants gain
control with the

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Current Issues And Democracy

Current Issues And Democracy

The current event would be the 2004 election. The United States of American was almost split in half. As we all know President Bush came out the winner with 59,459,765 and Senator John Kerry with 55,949,407 votes, with Bush taking 286 electoral votes and Kerry with 252. The issue here would be that a lot of people were pissed off because we can?t agree on the candidates. Half the United States doesn?t agree with what President Bush is trying to do for this country.
Now nearly 56 million people have to listen to President Bush if they like it or not. The government will manipulate public anger, because that?s what they do. When the government falls into trouble, they have to find ways out of it. With the 2004 election they have to find peace with all the voters that didn?t vote Bush?s way. Its either people stay angry that John Kerry didn?t win or try to help Bush help the economy.
Public anger could be a difficult topic to deal with. Politics has many pros and cons for public anger. When it comes to politics, people become angry at each other sometimes. No matter who they

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Benito Mussolini

Benito Mussolini

Benito Mussolini
In my perspective, my biography is based on one of the most interesting men of the 20th Century. My biography would not have been done without the knowledge of Edwin Hoyt. He was the author of the biography based on Benito Mussolini called ?Mussolini?s Empire.? This 298-page book describes Mussolini?s rise and fall of the Fascist Empire. Benito Mussolini also known as il duce, was born in Predappio, Romagna on July 29, 1883. His father Alessandro was a blacksmith, and his mother Rosa was a Schoolteacher. Mussolini followed in his father?s footsteps and became a devoted socialist. In 1901 he qualified as an elementary schoolmaster. In 1902 he went to Switzerland to find a job. They arrested him and kicked him out of the country because he was vagabonding. They took him back to Italy where he joined a staff of a newspaper in the Austrian town of Trento in 1908. Mussolini?s contributions to society weren?t really contributions; they were more like threats to society. One of the biggest threats that he introduced was in March 1919 when he founded the Fasci de Combattimento. This brought him up for elections in 1919, where he failed to enter the

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