Pleasantville is a movie set in 1990 whereby the major casts who are a brother and a sister are haggling and fighting over a remote. Both of them want to watch a different channel and the outcome of their fight is that the remote breaks. All of a sudden a queer looking maintenance guy shows up and gives them a new remote. On use of the remote the two are transported into Pleasantville which is the brother’s favorite sitcom from the 1950s. The movie shows how the two strive to adapt to their new world and their attempts to return to their modern world. In this movie many social issues are addressed. This includes racism, gender roles, morality and societal norms. The movies seem to bring to light an underlying philosophy that things are not programmed to work in a certain way and not in another way (Calhoun 2007).
‘Slave Catchers, Slave Resisters’ is a 100 minutes, 2005 film which is meant to give an account of how the matters were during the slave trade period. Richardson (2005) mainly focuses on the issue of slave policing on how it happened in the North as well as the South. It analyses the methods that were used to catch and control the slaves, which included armed community patrol for slaves, use of militia, federal law as well as paid slave catchers. These were just some of the methods that were used to attain and contain the slaves. On the other hand, it also tells of how the slaves tried to resist being taken into slavery, and also how they tried to regain their independence after they were put into captivity. It is a matter in which the slave catchers and slave dealers tried as much as they could to get the slaves, while the slaves were keen on trying to escape the trap. The story is set at around the end of the civil war, looking at the repercussions of the war. In order to create the story, the film uses materials such as archival records, interviews and recreations. Looking at the creative, chronological and sequenced film, it is easy to depict the nature of the relationship that existed between the slaves and the slave holders. This is as indicated in the paragraphs below.
The Ghana Ancient Empire also known as Wagadugu Empire was in existence between the 9th and the 13th centuries. The empire’s location was on a gold mine, within the present day boundaries of Senegal, Mali, and Mauritania. Some of the present-day West Africa inhabitants who are believed to have ancestors linked with the empire include; Gonja, Dagomba, voltaic people, and Mande. The empire acquired its wealth and power from gold and the Trans-Saharan trade (Quigley, 2002).
John Drake is one of the heroes in the history of the United States of America. In fact, he is among those who made this nation great. His outstanding effort, his bitter struggle and his sound leadership saw him earn the respect of an American hero. He displayed qualities of a charismatic leader, and a caring master who appreciated and valued life in most of its aspects. He earned victory, and most memorable to many is his successful annex of California into America, permanently separating it from Mexico.
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Surveillance and Privacy Essay Introduction
In this essay about privacy, surveillance is defined as the close monitoring of the actions of a specific individual. The surveillance technology systems are devices that identify monitors and track the movements and data. Surveillance has raised a lot of concerns in privacy issues in the advancing technology. The electronic devices used include the closed circuit TV, the VCR, the telephone bugging, electronic databases, and the proximity cards. Surveillance has presented numerous challenges to the right to privacy. Read more »
Bussines and Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsibility means the way in which business firms integrate environmental, economic and social concerns into their culture, values, strategy, decision making and operations in an accountable and transparent manner and, therefore, leading to better creation of wealth, an improved society and better practices in the business organization.
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Introduction and Background
The incorporation of solar energy projects into a mixed approach to alternative energy sources can be a very useful tool, particularly in geographical locales where exposure to sunlight and a temperate or arid climate holds sway. You don’t just have to set up farms in the middle of a desert and run connections to the nearest power grid for solar power to work – individual homes can be fitted with solar panels that are either dedicated to specific appliances, such as hot water heaters, or that contribute to the power needs of the entire home. Read more »
Detailed Analysis of IFRS
The IFRS are accounting standards, rules and principles that were introduced by an independent organization in the United Kingdom, known as the International Accountants Standards Board. The institution puts forward that the standards would better serve public companies worldwide than the local standards in the country due to the aspect of comparability, transparency and economic growth. There are several countries that have adopted the IFRS over the recent years. Read more »
Main Themes and Motifs in Heroic Code of Beowulf
The traditional for English literature genre of heroic poetry was first brought to England by Danish invaders in the mid-sixth century. Bards, passed the literature and history of the Danish Tribes from mouth to mouth. Heroic Code of Beowulf was probably written in the early eighth century. The authors’ goal was to underline the difference between Christian England and pagan tribes, with their habits and traditions. Read more »
Is Cricket a Global Game Indeed?
Recently the International Cricket Council has started a campaign named “Bigger Better Global Game”. The campaign is calculated for four sequent years, and enshrines the increasing popularity of cricket, which is believed to turn cricket into a truly global game with increased number of teams and fans. But aren’t the board of ICC too optimistic, and have they any reasons for making such claims on a day before the fair? Let’s take a closer look on the game of cricket and try to identify can it really be called a global game.
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