Essays Tagged: "american ideals"

Christmas Meaning

f the baptism of Jesus as well as the day of the three Magi), accepted the date of December 25th.In American/English tradition, Christmas Day itself is the day for opening gifts brought by jolly old S ... hristmas Day itself is the day for opening gifts brought by jolly old St. Nick. Many of our current American ideals about the way Christmas ought to be, derive from the English Victorian Christmas, su ...

(5 pages) 207 4 3.9 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

American Ideals: American Cinema. This essay is about how the ideal american is depicted in the cinema.

American Ideals: American CinemaA bit part of American way of life is American Cinema. The United St ... a. The United States is known worldwide for their brilliant techniques and ideas for films. Through American Cinema, you can see characters that can reflect the "Typical American." For example in the ... fifties, many of the films that were created were westerns. People came to terms with referring to Americans as "cowboys" like John Wayne. Soon after came the James Dean movies and other like 12 Angr ...

(2 pages) 119 1 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

What America would be like if African Americans were not cohabitants.

acksIn "What America Would Be LikeWithout Blacks," Ralph Ellison demonstrated how blacks influenced American speech and language, the themes of our American literature, and American ideals of personal ... cks is preposterous. The vision of an all white America first appeared in 1713 when a White "native American" suggested that all blacks be set free and sent back to Africa. In 1815, a wealthy merchant ...

(2 pages) 40 0 0.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

In what sense might Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" and Josef von Sternberg's "Der Blaue Engel" be considered 'modernist'.

an economic situation brought with it a change in ideology. Encouraged by the aid of the US and the American ideals of Fordism and Taylorism, German ideology began to move towards capitalist consumeri ...

(15 pages) 111 0 4.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film History

"Manifest destiny in the mid 19th century was just another name for aggressive imperialism." Assess the validity of this statement. A 5 paragraph essay- good springboard

ight to practice this. With a continued splintering (due to a lack of party-defining issues) of the American political system, the exertion of American ideals upon other nations was one of the few top ... pics that was left for the two major political parties (Whigs and Democrats) to disagree about. The American policy of acquiring certain choice territories can be labeled as nothing but aggressive imp ...

(2 pages) 79 0 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Role of the American Soldier: A short, patriotic essay about the role of the common American soldier in today's world.

everyone. However, there is still hope for freedom and a decent quality of life for all people. The American soldiers are the people responsible for protecting and promoting these ideals. While they d ... that gives them the ability to do their job exceedingly well.One of the first things that make the American soldiers so good at their jobs is their belief in America. Soldiers are some of the most pa ...

(1 pages) 44 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Is American foreign policy today dominated by national self-interest or does it have a moral element at its core?

tween the realist and idealist schools of international relations is definitely not a unique one to American politics in relation to foreign policy, however this divide has often been most clearly ill ... on to foreign policy, however this divide has often been most clearly illustrated in the running of American foreign policy. Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan are often viewed as the most ...

(8 pages) 141 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Cultural Globalization Write an essay in which you present the writers point of view, your claim, and your response

According to Phillipe Legrain, cultural globalization is not Americanization, he comments that, "It is a myth that globalization involves the imposition of Ameri ... ange." Globalization is a good thing, but is feared by many because it is a common misconception of Americanization. Globalization is, in the simplest of terms, cross-fertilization, or the exchanging ... .The main fear of globalization is that local and national identities will eventually dissolve into American consumerism. According to Legrain, American ideals like Mickey Mouse and Coca-Cola have not ...

(4 pages) 159 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

AP ANDREW JACKSON PAPER

adox wasprevalent, where the south who originally were very patriotic quickly felt threatened bynew American ideals and began to shift their gears completely. The idea of "nullification"and separation ... uring Jackson's term. Open protest against certain programs forcedPresident Jackson to mobilize the American Navy to enforce the laws. Unlike theirsouthern brethren, the northern states, preferably Ne ...

(2 pages) 29 0 0.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

The Immigration Act Of 1924: Factors That Influenced Congress To Pass It

The 1920's in America were classified as the "Roaring Twenties" marked by a period of American prosperity and optimism. However along with the good comes the bad with the rise of the Klu ... ..". Some factors that influenced Congress to pass the Immigration Act include the need to preserve American ideals, the need to preserve jobs for the "native" Americans, and to restore national and p ... at were strange and sometimes unknown to them. Immigrants and anyone else who were perceived as "un-American" seemed to threaten the "old ways" that the citizens were trying so hard to preserve. They ...

(4 pages) 34 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

An Expliciation of "Prospective Immigrants Please Note."

poem by Adrienne Rich, helps one to ponder on the dual perspective, with the mother culture and the American ideals. Rich's essential goal is for one to remember their families and origins.First of al ... Ida Jacobs.Perhaps the difficulty of adapting to a dual perspective with the mother culture and the American ideals is a conflict. "Things look at you doubly and you must look back and let them happen ...

(3 pages) 26 0 3.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

An Explication of "Prospective Immigrants Please Note" by Adrienne Rich.

ective Immigrants Please Note", helps one consider the dual perspective, the mother culture and the American ideals. Rich's essential goal is to remember your families and origins.First of all, the ti ... it is good,Perhaps the difficulty of adapting to a dual perspective with the mother culture and the American ideals is a conflict: "Things look at you doubly / and you must look back / and let them ha ...

(4 pages) 30 0 0.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Eternity

tt, the love affairs, besides providing romantic cliches, illustrated disillusionment of the 1940's American ideals. The film itself was ground breaking, dealing with subjects never before touched by ... themes from the movie From Here to Eternity was the disillusionment with the 1940's version of the American dream, especially for women. Women ideally were still suppose to be mothers first and forem ...

(7 pages) 372 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparative Study Of Texts Module For Preliminary Hsc English - "American Beauty" and "The Great Gatsby"

The ‘American Dream’ is the belief that through hard work, courage and determination, an individual ... ding of Fitzgerald’s novel, ‘The Great Gatsby’ and the viewing of Mendes’ ‘American Beauty’, an interpretation of this situation becomes apparent. Though set in different ... m and one being a novel, they present the same ideas of the failure of the shallowness of the ‘American Dream’, and the materialism and consumerism society that evolved from the pursuit of i ...

(5 pages) 1947 0 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms

t war era, we see that the writers of that time have focused on the things such as alcohol, loss of American ideals, loss of hope, self exile, self destruction, and pessimism. It is not difficult to s ... essive in the glittering1920s and the years that followed. So, lost Generation refers to a group of American literary notables who lived in Paris and other parts of Europe from the time period which s ...

(7 pages) 9 0 0.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Expansionism DBQ

The phrase 54 40 or fight was the grassroots foundation for the American ideals of Manifest Destiny and Expansionism. Throughout the later years of the 19th century ... ars of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th century, little had changed when it came to Americans seeking to expand their influence; for it was the "white man's burden" to help rid the wor ... an's burden" to help rid the world of suffering and to convert as many people as possible to follow American ideals. Neither Manifest destiny nor American expansionism had changed by the turn of the 1 ...

(3 pages) 23 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Plains Indians And The Reservation And Assimilatio

Anglo American views towards Native Americans have changed many times through history. When America was fi ... Native Americans have changed many times through history. When America was first discovered, Native Americans were viewed as savages that could be exploited for use in learning how to hunt and other t ... ould be exploited for use in learning how to hunt and other tasks. As America began to grow, Native Americans were viewed as intruders that were trespassing on land that obviously belonged to the Unit ...

(5 pages) 33 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Women In Third World

In March 1947 the House of Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) came to Hollywood to expose communist influence in the film ind ... try. HUAC was invited to Los Angeles in 1947 by the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, an organization whose motto was "co-existence is a myth and neutrality is impossibl ... ge girl getting too friendly with a campus radical, then sent away to Mexico where she meets an all-American border patrolman who quickly wins the girls heart. The campus radical is sent packing by th ...

(6 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

Walt Whitmans Influence On Poetry

, he offered complaints that the government was not appropriately addressing the unification of the American populous (Altschuler and Blumin 225). It was Whitman?s contention that the political system ... against societal norms. Walt Whitman has been considered by many to be the first in a long line of American radicals and the earliest of the pre-Beat generation poets (Martin 4). Though Whitman was r ...

(7 pages) 39 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Ideals of Manifest Destiny and Expansionism

The phrase 54 40 or fight was the grassroots foundation for the American ideals of Manifest Destiny and Expansionism. Throughout the later years of the 19th century ... ars of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th century, little had changed when it came to Americans seeking to expand their influence; for it was the "white man's burden" to help rid the wor ... an's burden" to help rid the world of suffering and to convert as many people as possible to follow American ideals. Neither Manifest destiny nor American expansionism had changed by the turn of the 1 ...

(3 pages) 25 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science