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The Silence Of The Lambs

- The topic of dehumanization has an interesting dynamic in Demme’s film The Silence of the Lambs. This consists of the fact that the Clarice Starling’s own humanity is consistently undermined and almost immediately rectified by Dr. Lecter. Lecter in himself is an ironic character since while he has no fear about killing someone through cannibalism. One of the highest symbolic forms of dehumanization possible, he still respects and guards Starling’s humanity. This character receives even more complexity as Lecter is revealed as more and more calculating and cold throughout the series, almost appearing desensitized to most human emotions, interactions and concerns....   [tags: The Silence of the Lambs, Clarice Starling]

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Rethinking Silence in Elementary Classrooms

- There has always been a great deal of value placed on class discussions and open communication between peers in elementary classrooms. The benefits of effective communication in the classroom have been researched and proven many times over. As a result of this association between talk and success, silence has come to acquire a negative connotation. These negative feelings that educators have toward silence in their classrooms is causing an oversight of the potential benefits it has to offer. The research provided in this paper aims to change the way educators perceive silence and encourage teachers to rethink the amount of importance they place on talking....   [tags: teachers, strong silence, weak silence]

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How does Shakespeare Explore the Theme of Words and Silence?

- In Much Ado About Nothing, there are many ways in which Shakespeare looks into the theme of words and silence through the characters of Dogberry, Don John and Hero. Shakespeare analyses this theme through how the characters use their own words to help themselves whether it be their weapon, shield or a weapon against themselves. Also, what effect their words have on the audience and other characters such as fear, humour and allowing the audience to get more involved. The theme also shows how they express their feelings of love, hatred or authority through silence....   [tags: shakespeare, silence, don john]

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The Power of Dillard's A Field of Silence

- The Power of Dillard's A Field of Silence   In her essay, Annie Dillard wrote: "There was only silence. It was the silence of matter caught in the act and embarrassed. There were no cells moving, and yet there were cells. I could see the shape of the land, how it lay holding silence"(396)1. The story in which she talked about the silence of the land was published in 1982, and today, almost two decades having gone by, A Field of Silence, is still able to relate to its readers.   A Field of Silence is a story about one of Dillard's religious experiences....   [tags: Field of Silence Essays]

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The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

- The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris The novel The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris is said to fall under the genre of psychological horror. The stories that fall under the genre of horror include a few essential elements: a villain or one seen as evil to create an initial story line. The foil is the next element; a foil is a person who tries to stop the villain from going through with the evil plan or plot. These two elements naturally lead to conflict between the two persons or groups and then from this conflict -- suspense, the last element is added....   [tags: Thomas Harris Silence Lambs Essays]

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Silence : Silence And Silence

- Silence Silence. All I hear is the creaking of floorboards and the drips of the faucets. I sit in silence under a dim light. The book I am reading is good but it is not holding my attention. I am too focused on what is not going on around me. I miss the noise of normal. I wait for the others to return. Their return will bring me back to life out of silence. Silence. I hear the wind whipping around like vines outside. There is no sound inside except the creaking floorboards and the dripping faucets....   [tags: English-language films, Sound, Debut albums]

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Shusaku Endo's Silence

- Shusaku Endo's Silence The novel Silence has provoked much discussion on Loyola's campus this semester. As a predominantly Christian community, we find that the themes and dilemmas central to its plot land much closer to home for us than they would for many other schools: to non-Christians, the question of whether to deny (the Christian) God--for any reason--may not necessarily be such a personal one. Jesus' commandments to love God above all and one's neighbor as oneself do not find a parallel in all religions or cultures, nor does the seriousness with which Christians--specifically Catholics, and more specifically, Jesuits--have traditionally treated it....   [tags: Silence Christianity Religion Essays]

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Danny Saunders: Silence Made Him Stronger

- Danny Saunders is a Hasidic boy with a brilliant mind, kind and compassionate heart, who struggles between his desire for secular knowledge and his escaping from his inherited position as eventual leader of Hasidic religious as a tzaddik. Danny comes from a very strict Hasidic background. He is the son of Reb Saunders who became a rabbi in Russia and leads his followers to America to live a better life and no one would treat them different then other religious people. Danny attends a yeshiva school established by his father....   [tags: silence, summary,]

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Silence And Insanity - Silence Insanity

- Silence Insanity He wondered if he had gone mad. He covered his ears with both of his hands, but he could still hear the garbled voices that were echoing around the room. He sat for a moment behind his desk and slowed his breathing, telling himself that he was simply tired. A sudden knock at the door caused his heart to skip a beat and with trembling hands he opened it. "Boo!" His receptionist teased and then watched in dismay as he nearly jumped out of his skin. "Is everything alright Doctor Andersen....   [tags: Grandparent, Family, Storytelling, A Story]

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The Note On The Silence

- The silence may be due to the MD not being fully certain as to what would be the exact positions and headcount impacted by the plan to offshore, which would then have a ripple effect on which roles would be made redundant and the number of managers needed. As the deputy stated to the managers, the MD was meeting with the board to consider that issue later on that day, so it is possible that they did not have the answers yet and did not want to give any false information or false hope to the managers....   [tags: Management, Change management, Leadership]

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Silence in "The Chosen"

- Chaim Potok uses many different types of silence in The Chosen. He utilizes many of them to facilitate illustrating the characters’ beliefs and emotions. The silence helps to buoy the imagery and strength of the emotions and assists in adding depth to the moment. Each silence also helps to clarify the messages that pass through the story, making them sharper and additionally refined. Chaim Potok’s use of silence helps to exemplify the utter sorrow and angst of the Anti-Zionist Hasidic League (led by Reb Saunders) when the bloody fighting is occurring in Palestine....   [tags: Literature Review]

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The Power of Silence

- Within the two short stories this paper shall focus, the use of silence allows for a deeper understanding of the main characters and the dynamic of their relationships. By keeping secrets locked inside themselves, the characters within these stories suffer. Within Joy Kogawa's short story that is called “Obasan”, the secrets the family keeps about their past internment in Japanese-Canadian camps is the cause for estranged relationships and, to a certain extent, death. The silence that this family embraces to protect themselves in actually only hurts them on a personal, physical and emotional level, particularly for Obasan herself....   [tags: Literature]

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The Pain of Silence

- “Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.” - Thomas Carlyle best stated when he saw that within society no one wants to judged or be seen different, so silence was the best cure for them; in bottling up their real thoughts and emotions provided them with safety. In Audre Lord "The Transformation of silence into Language and Action," Lord saw her life as a secluded darkness that she continued to endure just to escape the risks of being judged, misunderstood or even killed for speaking the truth....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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Silence of the Lambs

- " Silence of the Lambs " is a classic of the genre which is a thriller. A cult film which signed up in history of cinema. A masterpiece performed by Anthony Hopkins. The film is based on the book by Thomas Harris of the same name (Harris, 1988) . Although it was filmed in 1991, it remains one of the best psychological thrillers ever made. Jonathan Demme's film goes beyond the classical framework of the genre, playing with intellect viewer with associations . The movie surprises, though, even the predictability becomes a attractive - predictable places, characters, and events....   [tags: thriller genre, film analysis]

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Silence of the Lambs

- In the movie “Silence of the Lambs”, the secondary antagonist, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, was interrogated by FBI trainee Clarice Starling on the whereabouts of the main antagonist nicknamed Buffalo Bill. Starling asked Lecter for his help on solving the case because he is a brilliant psychiatrist and psychopath, currently incarcerated at the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Buffalo Bill was kidnapping young women and skinning them in order to make a “woman suit” for him to wear, being a deranged transvestite....   [tags: film analysis, fbi, buffalo bill]

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Silence At A Funeral.

- Silence at a Funeral It was July 20, 1969 and we were sharing a pallet made in the floor of our small trailer watching Neil Armstrong taking his first steps on the moon. I had a stomach virus and my Mom, Dad, and I lay together in the small quarters of our living room watching one of the most significant events in human history. Why this memory resonates in my mind remains elusive to me. Maybe, it was the closeness of being with my family and sharing such a momentous event with them. At the age of six, I am not sure how much I grasped at the moment, but I know it sticks in my mind and I can recall this early morning in July of 1969 as if I had a Polaroid emblazoned on my brain....   [tags: Girl, Female, Boy, Woman]

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The Silences in Mansfield Park

- The silences in Mansfield Park are there to tell us something about a character or a scene. Some of Fanny’s silences are there to reveal something about the other characters; sometimes her silences are there for the sake of her character. Fanny began growing up with her large, rambunctious family in a cramped house; then she finishes growing up with the Bertrams. She gets the chance to live in a large country house that is filled with unknowns. These unknowns challenge Fanny because she is naturally shy....   [tags: Jane Austen, silence, role, family]

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The Silences in Mansfield Park

- The silences in Mansfield Park reveal the nature of each character. Fanny’s silences reveal her inner self, the core of morals. They reveal that while Fanny looks like a timid, frail being but inside she possess a set of principle that are unyielding to any outside force. Through her silence, Fanny becomes the selfless conscience of Mansfield Park. Fanny is strong-willed in her steady continual silence. She is sole unmoving thing in a fluid, ever moving time. Fanny grew up in a large, ever-growing household, where quiet was so hard to come by....   [tags: Mansfield Park, Jane Austen, silence]

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Spiral of Silence

- Public communication is very important when in a discussion with coworkers and such. The one weakness that some people run into is silence. The spiral of silence theory by Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann explains why certain people fall under the pressure and seclude to silence. Silence may not always be a bad thing, but according to a study by Lucy J. MacGregor, the fact is that silence during a speech or conversation is absolutely bad. With this, silence while talking to a large group negatively affects the listeners in a way in which some words in the speech will not be remembered....   [tags: Communication ]

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Bullied Into Silence

- Harvey Fierstein, noted journalist, encourages us to “never be bullied into silence. Never allow ourselves to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition for your life. Define yourself”. In the novel “The Story of Zahra” written by Hanan al-Shaykh, Zahra was bullied into silence because she allowed herself to be made a victim by accepting others definition for her life; she did not define herself. Conversely, in the play Lysistrata, written by Aristophanes, the protagonist, who went against all odds, was anything but a victim by taking the leading role in a protest against the men; she took a stand for what she believed in....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Silence : The Silence Of The Tragedy Of Oedipus, King Of Thebes

- Martin Luther King Jr. once said that our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Americans complain relentlessly about the government and presidential candidates, but that is as far as it goes. When they are given the opportunity to enable a change, one that they cry out for, they meet the opportunity with reticence. They are supposedly so angry that it leads them to rebel in massive rebellions demonstrated by silence. The silence is not only restricted to noiselessness but rather it refers to “doing nothing.” However, what Americans fails to perceive, is that doing “nothing” is doing “something.” Consequently, silence is often the action that leads to destruct...   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Sophocles, Jocasta]

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Awakening The Society From the Silence

- Awakening the society from the silence There are a number of ways to create silence and noise today is the most common way to create silence. The sound of silence connotes a meaning of our inability to communicate with one another in the midst of our own voice in which it builds barriers that separate people from others. The key for better relationship in people, community, society and the world is to challenge and fight for decentralization of power that ultimately leads to silence of the public....   [tags: Creating a Song, Sounds, Music, Lyrics]

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Analysis Of ' Solitude And Silence '

- Solitude and Silence According to Dallas Willard two of the most important spiritual disciplines are solitude and silence. They are both disciplines of abstinence. They both make space in one so that God can work deeply within one and through us in relationships with others (Gaultiere, 2005). Silence described by Peter Scazzero is, “practice of quieting every inner and outer voice to attend to God. In silence, we quiet our thoughts, desires, and worries and focus on God’s voice.” (About Silence, 2014)....   [tags: Spirituality, Prayer, Fasting, Jesus]

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Studying Of Silence And Studying With Music

- Studying in silence as appose to studying in music Tellis Frank California State University, Long Beach Lab Monday 9:00AM & Class MW 8:00AM Abstract The aim of this experiment is to see if you are better able to retain information studying in silence or studying with music. The participants will all be listening to jazz at a constant medium level for the entire time there aloud to study. The hypothesis is that participants will be better able to retain information when studying while listening to music, rather than studying in compete silence....   [tags: Memory, Mnemonic, Media multitasking, Multitasking]

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A Silence That Kills By Lyndon Haviland

- ... Ethnic and sexual minorities and the poor are at a higher risk for tobacco related deaths. This could be due to a lack of awareness surrounding the risks of smoking in those communities, and subsequent exposure to secondhand smoke. Another problem Haviland recognizes is a stigma around smoking. This stigma makes action surrounding tobacco difficult, and the only way to fix this problem is to fix the stigma. Haviland brings up that we have let our voices be silenced and we need to fight against the thing that people have pushed aside for seemingly larger problems....   [tags: Smoking, Tobacco, Lung cancer, Passive smoking]

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The Ride - Original Of Thought ' And ' Silence '

- ... but...” Lily told him, still so softly. “How can kissing you be a joke?” Marc clenched his fists and his whole body tensed. “Marc, if we are going to talk about this, we need to come to an understanding right now. I will not be the cause of you having family problems. I cannot be the cause.” She looked him directly in the eye, and demanded, “Is that clear?” He grumpily agreed, so she continued. “He said that he figured I would not be able to tell the difference and again, it was supposed to be a joke....   [tags: 2007 singles, Debut albums, Love, 2006 singles]

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Sounds of Silence by Gordon Hampton

- In our busy lives we often forget to stop and listen to the wonderful sounds our ancestors heard everyday. Our lives are now filled with the constant hum of a car going by or the constant drum of airplanes overhead among other noises. In the video package “Sounds of Silence” Gordon Hampton encourages people to experience nature and all of its magnificent sounds. Hampton shows though, that even where he wishes his square inch of silence is, he can’t escape the sounds of an industrialized nation. The package begins with quick detailed shots showing scenes of a city....   [tags: video package]

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The Sound of Silence Discussion

- Dictionary.com defines silence, as being an absence of a sound or noise, but for John Cage this could not be farther from the truth. Most people would agree with the dictionary definition that no noise is silence but Cage believed that silence is sound. Cage was not only a great composer but is known for his odd perspective and philosophy on silence and sound. His unique outlook differs from many composers, he believed to let “sounds be themselves” and to not manipulate them (“John Cage- Music, Sound and Silence)....   [tags: music, john cage, dadaism]

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Brooklyn and the short story Silence

- In the novel Brooklyn and the short story Silence, both of the lead female characters live their lives in silence. Although, they have very strong feelings towards the things they experience, they do not outright express them to anyone. Neither one of them really lets anyone in to know how they are feeling; they hold in their emotions. Eilis from the novel Brooklyn is being sent to America for work by her mother and sister. She is opposed and she wished her sister would take her place. Instead of voicing her feelings to her family she keeps quite and goes along with what they have planned for her....   [tags: female, feminism, women rights]

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The Spiral Of Silence Theory

- ... Journal Articles Incorporating the Theory The spiral of silence theory has been used in a number of recent research studies on such controversial social and political issues as same-sex marriage, reproductive issues, climate change, racism, military engagements and globalization. One recent study on alcohol option laws in Kentucky examined the debate in Murray, Kentucky, based on telephone surveys of 38 adult residents. Contacts were asked to identify the factors that discouraged discussion of the alcohol debate....   [tags: Mass media, Sociology, Cancer, Propaganda]

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Silence Throughout "Under the Net"

- According to Wittgenstein, “Only in silence can one remain in truth.” Constant events and running around hinder an individual from finding the truth or the individual is somehow ignoring the facts that surround them. This idea can be related to Jake Donaghue in Iris Murdoch’s first published novel. Jake, a character who wanders with no aspirations to the homes of friends looking for the easy way, in time comes to realize what life is about. He struggles with the idea of silence and truth merging together hand in hand....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Short Story : ' Silence Or Revolt '

- ... After town people knew it and came to her home “They ripped up her clothes and shoes and broke her combs, grinding them underfoot…they overturned the great waist-high earthenware jugs; duck eggs; pickled fruits, vegetables burst out and mixed in acrid torrents” (Maxine, 239). People have entered the male-dominated society, also with woman is male’s private property. Women of adultery are not be allowed to tolerate in the feudal society. Why female has to be solely responsible for the consequence of intercourse....   [tags: Culture, African American, Family, Black people]

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Helen Keller : A Of Darkness And Silence

- ... Then after her graduation she continued her work in helping the blind and the deaf. She started to appear before state and national legislatures and international forums. Helen is regarded by herself as a “world citizen”, she visited 39 countries and 5 continents between 1939 and 1957 (Foundation and Research). During this time Helen Keller met many famous and influential people. Helen became close friends with the writer Mark Twain, who became very impressed with her, and he later introduced her to his other friends....   [tags: Helen Keller, Radcliffe College]

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Fear And Silence By John Holt

- Fearing Humiliation at a Public School I have been singled out in front of my entire class while being nowhere near prepared for the discussion. This led to my everlasting anxiety about speaking out loud; and this is indeed nerve racking. Now imagine that feeling if you did not even speak the dominant spoken language. After several years of teaching, John Holt comes to the conclusion that schools are places filled with danger and silence. Schools are initially known to be refuges but are not always that sort of a place....   [tags: English language, Spanish language]

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The Call Of Silence By William Deresiewicz

- The call of silence In William Deresiewicz’s essay, “The End of Solitude,” he describes how technology has made it impossible to be alone. Media, social networking sites, television have so much influence on our mind that our lives revolve around these things. Everyone wants to be recognized, famed and wants to be appreciated by others such that being alone isn’t appealing to them. William Deresiewicz argues that being alone is a vital part of life and everybody should try to achieve that solitude in their lives, but with technology it has become impossible to be alone when we have technology in our pockets....   [tags: Social network service, MySpace, Facebook]

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The Code Of Silence At The Park

- “Nothing at all. They never did. And heed my warning: a few years after my son disappeared, some wealthy attorney from Chicago, by the name of Wendell Gladfree, who was himself an adventurist, started petitioning the fathers of the park to release pertinent information about scores...I am talking about scores of people, that went missing in the park from 1920 to 1969. I met this guy myself. And for a while I thought he might be the one to crack the code of silence at the park. That he was the real McCoy and the genuine article....   [tags: National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park]

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Silence Of The Lambs ' Sheep '

- ... Speech occurs in much the same way with air entering the lungs, but for a much shorter time period. It is then built up below the vocal folds, generating subglottic pressure. When the pressure is great enough, it forces the vocal folds apart, letting the air through in short bursts while the vocal folds vibrate in a wave-like fashion. This vibration of the vocal folds is what causes sound to be produced. As the sound travels up through the oral cavity, articulatory muscles, resonance, and vocal plasticity mold this phonation into individual and unique sounds that humans identify as language....   [tags: Respiratory system, Larynx, Mucus]

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The Blue Wall Of Silence

- To understand the blue wall of silence we must understand the definition. The blue wall of silence is defined as: An unwritten code among police officers not to report on another officer’s errors, misconducts, and or crimes when questioned about an incident of misconduct involving another colleague, during a course of an inquiry. Even though the blue wall of silence originated from the understandable need for law enforcement to be able to trust and rely on each other, it is neither morally justifiable nor is it a legal act....   [tags: Police, Constable, Police brutality]

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Speech On The Practice Of Silence

- The practice of silence is one I find to illicit a state of present moment awareness. The simple act of purposefully abstaining from verbal speech resulted in a heightened awareness of thoughts, feelings and sensations in the moment. It also increased my ability to listen to others in a way that supports them. Over the course of two weeks, I chose to practice silence along with the practice of suspension during my listening of others. I was surprised by the process and results of these combined practices....   [tags: Feeling, Emotion, Slow, The Practice]

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Personal Narrative : Silence And Secrets

- ... He hated his mother too when she was like this—united in that fierce, sullen, silent understanding with Jean, the two of them selfishly shut off from everyone else.” (Wonderland, 17) it becomes a little easier to understand why Jesse dealt with his secret the way that he did during the teenage years of his life while living with the Pederson’s, after the incident happened. The Pederson family had a huge impact on Jesse in many ways, but the biggest way that the Pederson’s (specifically Mr. Pederson) influenced Jesse was how he was taught to have an exceptional work ethic, to always stay busy, and how to start every day with a “goal” to accomplish before the day ended....   [tags: Emotion, Feeling, Love]

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Frankenstein: Victor, Suffering in Silence

- Throughout the book of Frankenstein, the creator of the being Frankenstein, Victor, is experienced as a suffering being. He recalls from the very beginning a time during his childhood where he was happy and surrounded by love, a time when his mother lived. Victor’s downfall or the beginning of his disgrace, initiates with the death of his mother. Victor leaves his family to start a new stage in his life, he leaves on quest for answers a true quest for knowledge. Personal motivation will lead Victor to take on the challenge of overcoming death, or to be more specific, give life to a dead body....   [tags: character analysis]

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Neumann's Spiral of Silence Theory

- It is one of the most difficult challenges anyone can face, and one that for some cultures could result in very harsh consequences. Stating an opinion that does not relate to the majority’s opinion can be a very frightening experience, yet at the same time be a very refreshing, calming experience. The Spiral of Silence theory, created by Elizabeth Noelle-Neumann, explains why people fear to express their opinions when their opinion does not match that of the majority’s. Her research and discoveries will be discussed as well as those that did not feel that her theory was adequate to explain such phenomena as the Spiral of Silence Theory consists of....   [tags: Elizabeth Noelle-Neumann, public opinion]

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Wall Of Silence Journal Assignment

- Wall of Silence Journal Assignment 1. Describe Explain how patients and consumers find valid and reliable information about health care providers and facilities. There are plenty of websites, some of them are private, and some of them are regulated government database. For example, medicare.gov under physician compare tab, can provide valid and reliable information about healthcare providers. Healthgrades.com is also another source of a database to find information on health care providers. Patients can also check with their state’s medical board, depending on the state....   [tags: Health care, Health care provider, Healthcare]

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Society 's Silence On Sex

- Societies Silence on Sex Sex is an important yet seemingly impolite subject in today’s society, and despite its implicit awkwardness, sex—and all of its taboos—needs to be discussed. The fact that we are so squeamish about discussing sex is ironic, since sex is a commonplace occurrence that nearly everyone, worldwide, will experience during their lifetime. Our society’s silence about sex creates a number of discrepancies in what is deemed societally and morally appropriate. One of the most important issues regarding sex is what makes it ethically permissible....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, Rape]

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Sounds of Silence: Gordon Hempton

- ... He is talking about a topic, but while he is in action and not just sitting in a chair in some room. He is doing what he is talking about. The reporter also adds voiceover throughout the story as well to unite and continue the flow of the video. Through the use of different shots, varied angles, and subjects, the videographer was able to create continuity and compress hours of footage into a continuous flowing five-minute clip. One visual element used to compress time and action in the video was a kind of sequence, “A compressed action”....   [tags: musical artists]

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Personal Experience: Suffering in Silence

- ... My dreams are my only escape. If I could, I’d love to, oh-so-neatly, slip into the shoes of one of my friends who smilingly surround me. What does it feel like to be loved for real or to laugh your way though the day. I must have done something awfully wrong to deserve this punishment. Am I unworthy of the happy times that others get to be a part of so effortlessly. As I reach the closet I stare at my reflection in the mirror putting one hand on my waist, while running the other through my long pile of misspent hair and each strand seems to go its own way, determined to defy me, what I see in my reflection disturbs me: I don’t see that young girl with potential who my parents say I am; r...   [tags: sleep, depression, mom]

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Silence : A Year Ago

- ... The music that I enjoy the most however is the polka music. The tunes always take me back to my Grandpas living room where we would waltz, box and two-step all over the shaggy carpet with music from the Cleveland TV’s Polka Varieties show. I would lean down and rest my hands on his shoulders. As I grew taller, he seemed to progressively shorten. “We need to start strapping bricks to your head” he would advise. Following the lead of the accordian he would shuffle from side to side; his velcro shoes dragging out a long “Swish-Swish”....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Rosary, Coffee]

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Silence by Shusako Endo

- In the late 16th and early 17th century, Jesuit missionaries went to Japan in order to spread their Christian faith. In the beginning these missions went well, with nearly 300k converting to Christianity. However, over time their presence was frowned upon, as they were seen as outsiders interested in changing Japan’s culture. As a result, Christian missionaries began to sneak back into Japan. This led to the systematic elimination of many Japanese Christians, and Jesuit missionaries. In the novel Silence, Shusaku Endo illustrates the discrimination, and suffering many Christians endured in Japan during this period....   [tags: Japanese persecution of Christians]

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Silence by Shusaku Endo

- The United States imposes speed limits, seat belt, and drunk driving laws. The Soviet Union banned all political parties except the communist party until the 1990’s, and France has banned Ketchup from schools, as it is not considered ‘French’. These are all ways for a country to protect their citizens, and to preserve their culture. However, should countries be allowed to ban a religion. In France, during the French Revolution, all things Catholic were systematically eliminated. In 17th century Japan, Christians were discriminated against, martyred and eventually banned from the country....   [tags: summary, historical fiction novel]

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The Virtue Of Silence

- THE VIRTUE OF SILENCE Of all the virtues that most men and women disregard, it is silence. People go about in their everyday lives not even noticing the beauty of one's "inner silence." Try an experiment: Close your eyes. Tune out the sounds from everything that's surrounding you, and focus on what is going on inside you. Take a deep breath and just listen. How many inner voices did you hear. Most people do not even realize the amount of noise that is carried around in the human body....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Silence in a Classroom

- Silence in a Classroom How can silence be put to use in a feminist classroom. What are the positive ways to cultivate silence, ways which empower, rather than shut down. Audre Lorde has been widely quoted on the negative impacts of silence on women. She uses the term "silence" as an active verb; those with power have historically silenced others.But I am interested in the other implications for silence, namely, using silence as a tool:for discovery, creation, and real critical thinking.Our culture is afraid of silence.We bombard ourselves with cell phones, television and radio....   [tags: Learning Teach Teachers Papers]

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The Right of Silence

- The accused is not compellable as a witness in his own defence but a decision not to testify is usually regarded as tactically astute. In certain situations, s35 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 permits the jury to draw “such interference as appear proper” from the accused’s failure to give evidence or his refusal to answer to a particular question put to him. Despite the fundamental nature of the rights involved in silence, very great public dissatisfaction arose at the ease with which many defendants appeared able to evade justice by resorting to silence in the knowledge that this could do their case no harm and might well allow their very silence as...   [tags: Papers]

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The Other Side of Silence, by Urvashi Butalia

- Urvashi Butalia in her book, The Other Side of Silence, attempts to analyze the partition in Indian society, through an oral history of Indian experiences. The collection of traumatic events from those people who lived through the partition gives insight on how history has enveloped these silences decades later. Furthermore, the movie 1947 Earth reveals the bitterness of partition and its effect of violence on certain characters. The most intriguing character which elucidates the silence of the partition is the child, Lenny....   [tags: Partition of India and its Effects]

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Speaking Through Silence

- Introduction Keith H. Basso’s research titled, To Give up on Words: Silence in Western Apache Culture is an investigation of situations when members of a certain Apache community in western United State assume the state of silence as a form of social interaction. In this paper, I will first note details of the society under consideration and Basso’s interests in regards to the questions he is trying to answer. I will introduce some anthropological concepts that are suitable to the discussion, followed by Basso’s observations regarding silence in the Apache community including his methods, arguments, and conclusion....   [tags: Keith H. Basso, To Give Up On Words]

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Speaking Through Silence

- Introduction Keith H. Basso’s ethnographic research titled, To Give up on Words: Silence in Western Apache Culture is an investigation of situations when members of a certain Apache community in the western United States assume the state of silence as a form of social interaction. In this paper, I will first note details of the society under consideration and Basso’s interests in regards to the questions he is trying to answer. I will introduce some anthropological concepts that are suitable to the discussion, followed by Basso’s observations regarding silence in the Apache community, including his methods, arguments, and conclusion....   [tags: Keith H. Basso, To Give Up on Words]

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Effective Cooperative Voice And Cooperative Silence

- ... (as cited by Wang et al., 2011) argued that while several components of transformational leadership are aimed at influencing individual followers and valuing the uniqueness of each follower, others target an entire group of followers rather than individual followers within the group. Two transformational leadership components are group-focused: idealized influence and inspirational motivation. Because both components focus on building a collective vision, leaders who utilize these behaviors tend to emphasize their influence on their follower group as a whole....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Scientific method]

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Perception Of Silence During The Classroom Space

- ... Thankfully, after this discussion, I was able to relax and realize that in fact, this is one of the safest spaces for me to share my opinions. Honestly. I do not feel threatened or afraid anymore. In fact, with this activity, I realized my own bias and prejudice thoughts. This activity empowered me to use my voice when needed. I am glad that I took the initiative to discuss this matter with you in person after class. As a result, I was able to learn about why my peers stayed silent and what we can do to break the silence when necessary....   [tags: Learning, Education]

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Police Brutality And The Black Code Of Silence

- ... Police brutality is nothing new in America; it has been going on since the early 1900’s. Chaney and Robertson, (2013) stated that “The Department of Justice office of Civil Rights has investigated more than a dozen police departments in major cities across the country on allegations of racial discrimination or police brutality”. Police brutality is defined as the use of excessive physical force or verbal assault and psychological intimidation. White police officers who grew up in the south and were raised to see African Americans in a negative way have a lower opinion of them....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, African American]

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Rebellious Silence, a Photography, by Shirin Neshat

- ... Years after, political reforms started to follow such as the White Revolution in 1963 (Sullivan 225). The white revolution resulted in an act was approved that permitted Iranian women to contribute in the political life. Moreover, in the years between the White Revolution and the Iranian Revolution of 1979, many women were elected to the parliament (Cleveland 10). Shortly after this reforms, a new modernizing ideologies formed by Ali Shariati. Shariati texts shared an anti-imperialist form of Marxism with Shiite notions in a revolutionary method and greatly impacting the younger generation to establish a change of the regime....   [tags: iranian women, modernization]

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Beauty and the Power of Words in Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen

- Hedda Gabler as a character speaks against the patriarchy of 19th century Europe through her desire for beauty, her power of over words, and her silence. During the first matinee performances in London in the early 1890’s, one of the women who watched the performance exclaimed, “Hedda is all of us” (Moi 436). In a society constructed by men, Hedda Gabler take the lead role in the story named after her. Henrik Isben gave Hedda’s character a sense of power in entitling the work after her. It forces the reader to recognize Hedda as a person of her own rather than as the general’s daughter or Tresman’s wife....   [tags: silence, patrichy, ]

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Prisoners of Silence

- Belief perseverance is defined by Meyers as "Persistence of one's initial conceptions, as when the basis for one's belief is discredited but an explanation of why the belief might be true survives." This phenomenon is readily observable and at many times throughout the film Prisoners of Silence. It can be observed in the man who discovered facilitated language, parents of autistic children, teachers, facilitators and even in the view of the film. The video begins by introducing a revolutionary new possibility in the understanding of what autism is and how to approach those persons afflicted....   [tags: Social Psychology]

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Night, by Eliezer Wiesel

- Eliezer Wiesel is a 14-year-old Orthodox Jewish boy from Sighet, Transylvania. Elie has one younger sister Tzipora, 2 older sisters Hilda and Bèa, and is the only son. His father is a prominent leader of the Jewish community. Ellie wants to study Jewish mysticism, but his father tells him he is too young. So he befriends Moche the beadle, a handyman, so he can be taught mysticism. Moche teaches him to ask God the right questions even though he will never receive the right answer. in 1944 Germans came to power an occupied Hungary, and soon controlled Sighet....   [tags: nocturnal silence]

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Silence as Power in The House of the Spirits and Madame Bovary

- Silence symbolizes power. Silence showcases the ability of restraint and often times angers those who participate in the other end of an argument and do not have the ability to restrain themselves from bursting. Similarly, In The House of the Spirits and Madame Bovary, Isabel Allende and Gustave Flaubert emphasize the symbol of silence in order to emphasize the lack of power from which Esteban and Charles suffer within their families, within society, and within their marriages. Allende distances Esteban from his family by wedging silence between them as a barrier....   [tags: Literary analysis, Allende, Flaubert]

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Silence in Chaim Potok's The Chosen

- Silence in The Chosen In the book The Chosen the four main characters have different views on how children should be raised. Danny Saunders was said to be raised in silence. Danny was raised in silence in that communication was cut off between Danny and his father, except when they were studying Talmud. The reason Danny’s father did not speak to his son is because Rabbi Saunders wanted to have Danny think things through himself. Reb Saunders also wanted Danny to grow up in the same manner he himself was raised....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays]

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Silence and the Notion of the Commons

- The title of this essay “Silence and the Notion of the Commons” gives the same idea of people as programmable and unprogrammable similar to the idea seen in the Matrix. Whereas programmable people, who are the commons, are the people inside the matrix they are also known as the sheep, the people that believe in everything they are told. The unprogrammable people, who are the silence, are the people outside of the matrix. Ursula Franklin uses a variety of techniques in order for the audience to fully understand her message, and to inform them of the topics discussed in her essay, as is particularly apparent in paragraph 5 of her essay “Silence and the Notion of the Commons.” Franklin address...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Richard Ii - Silence Is The Plot

- In this play of challenge and debate, could it be possibly suggested that King Richard had a part to play in the murder of his uncle the Duke of Gloucester. Could the reader possibly pick up this assumption having known nothing about the play. These are all factors that one must find by reading in between the lines, noticing and understanding the silence that is exchanged. For the silence is just as important as the speech.Why is it assumed that King Richard II has anything to do with the murder....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Evaluation of The Silence Of The Lambs

- Evaluation of The Silence Of The Lambs The film which I am evaluating is called "The Silence of the Lambs" and is based on Thomas Harris' novel and is directed by Jonathan Demme. The film was shot in Pittsburgh and is set in West Virginia. In the making of this film careful research was carried out in bringing each character to life especially Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb. This included the actors being at crime scenes and viewing files about previous serial killers in order to fit into their characters properly....   [tags: Papers]

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The Morality of Giving Up in Silence

- It is perhaps one of the less widely recognized truths of our time that a person's failure to act can be every bit as morally reprehensible as his/her overt actions. Though apathy is viewed, in a general sense, as a vice, it is frequently not apparent to people how the things they don't do can have as much of an impact on the world around them as those they do. The Catholic Church uses the term "sins of omission" to describe the wrong we commit when we fall short of our responsibilities, but to the majority of our society, the possibility of sinning in such a manner just doesn't seem real....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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- Silence In Maxine Hong Kingston’s autobiographical piece “Silence”, she describes her inability to speak English when she was in grade school. Kindergarten was the birthplace of her silence because she was a Chinese girl attending an American school. She was very embarrassed of her inability, and when moments came up where she had to speak, “self-disgust” filled her day because of that squeaky voice she possessed (422). Kingston notes that she never talked to anyone at school for her first year of silence, except for one or two other Chinese kids in her class....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Marianne Villanueva's Siko and Silence

- The theme that will be explored in this essay will be the dominant culture, prevailing cultural attitudes, and the mental environment/state. The two short stories that will be discussed in this essay are Marianne Villanueva's Siko and Silence. In both short stories the leading characters show signs of breaking down because of physical, but also their mental stress. Marian Villanueva's Short stories Siko, and Silance can relate in many ways. For instance the main characters of both stories seem to face relatively similar struggle, but in different context....   [tags: Compare Contrast Short Story]

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Silence in the Night - Original Writing

- Silence in the Night - Original Writing The bullet wound had left her paralyzed, her body was stiff cold. She could hear her own hard difficult breathing, her vision was blurred and although she could see the people rushing to her she could make out what they were shouting. Was this really it, the end of a whole life's struggle to be where she was. Sweat poured down her forehead, she could barely move her hands. They trembled, trying to hold on to the nearest thing possible. The fear was reflected in her eyes and onto everyone else's faces, she was dying and everyone knew it....   [tags: Papers]

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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Silence is Something to Be Valued

- Their Eyes Were Watching God: Silence is Something to Be Valued Silence: the absence of any sound or noise. The act of being silent or quiet is something that happens everyday, and as a result, often possesses no significance. In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston addresses that silence can have a purpose through the main character Janie. Janie, a woman struggling to find and express herself, is often silenced along her journey towards self-revelation. Silence is often an obstacle of hers, yet at the same time it allows time to take in the situation and analyze....   [tags: Literature]

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Silence in the Soviet Era

- Silence in the Soviet Era I enter a room and the first thing I hear is silence. In a rush to turn on the CD player I drop my bag, move some clothes around, and step on some books. I don't want silence to disturb my comfort. Silence screams and makes you think about this world and about the questions you never find answers for. So you stop looking. Besides silence is annoying in many other ways. I could never use to my advantage. When a child I had this remarkable capability to get into trouble for speaking up when I needed to be silent and to be reticent when I needed to justify myself or tell about what was oppressing me....   [tags: Russian History Essays]

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Sound Of Silence : An Analysis Of African Spirituality, Cosmology, And Christianity

- ... Carter indicates that religion/spirituality often motivates people to believe in supernatural forces (1), but in the context of African Spirituality what supposedly could be called superstition and magic is just another way to know things (Morrison 61). Because of the unity of being, there is no difference between the world of spirits and the world of living (Mazama 221). Connectedness and harmony with the universe, therefore become crucial to people with an African descent. Rituals practiced in African Spirituality, in this sense, serve as a way of communication between people and their God (Mazama 220)....   [tags: African American, Black people, Meditation]

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Silence Is a Woman's Glory

- "Silence is a woman's glory." Although this may have held true during the times of ancient Greeks, and although the un-silence of a woman is her glory today, one finds within Greek political theory, a critique of the idea. Regardless of that the ancient code for how women should be, especially exemplified in Athenian culture, philosophers, especially Euripides have questioned this idea in relation to the idea of Athenian democracy. I will use Aristotle's Politics, Suppliant Women and Children of Heracles by Euripides to show that although women weren't technically "citizens", they spoke and acted as if they were....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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A Silence Ended in Scrap dragon by Naomi Kritzer

- ... In “Scrap Dragon” there is a part that mentions an accountant and the Young Child who the story is being told to asks “ what would an accountant be doing in a pastoral setting?’ It was explained that people also had money, therefore his purpose for existing made sense. Suppose that accountant had a voice, maybe he could describe his purpose and let potential readers know how his life is and how he assists the people. The author to almost every story writes about a character and then says in their words what that character should and will do....   [tags: voice, character, fate]

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Silence on Gays and Lesbians is Social Studies Curriculum

- Stephen J. Thornton is active in the social studies profession. He is the current Chair of the Department of Secondary Education and the University of Southern Florida. Thornton has chaired both the American Educational Research Association's Special Interest Group on research in social studies education and the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies. In his 2009 paper, Silence on Gays and Lesbians is Social Studies Curriculum, Thornton highlights the exclusion of Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Transgendered perspectives in social studies curriculums in the United States....   [tags: Social Issues, Heteronormativity]

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Racism, Prejudice, Fear and Silence

- Fear and Silence There are some experiences that have such an impact they change your life forever. The tragedy that occurred on September 11th was certainly one of those. After the bombing, my mom and brother forbade my grandmother to leave the house because of all the discrimination against Muslims. We were scared for her because she wears a scarf. Then the question of how she would attend my brother's wedding became an issue. My brother asked her to take off her scarf during the wedding....   [tags: Sociology Racism Prejudice Essays]

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Always Alone: The Silence of the Lambs Film Analysis

- ... Dr. Lector is a very smart man with various ways to get what he wants. He also is very helpful when he is approach the correct way. Dr. Lector character was interesting and complicated to diagnose with a disorder only because he was clearly concourse of the choices that he was making but showed lack in empathy towards his victims. After further analysis and as the movie went on it was clear that Dr. Lector was suffering from Antisocial personal disorder due to the fact that he showed no remorse for others that were in his life, also by how he can so easily read others and get other to trust him get them to do what he wants them to do....   [tags: Hannibal Lecter and Buffalo Bill]

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The Barrier Of Silence On The Family By Ms. Margarita Hirapetian

- ... Unfortunately, these difficulties in communications between Vera and her parents had prevented Vera from fully understanding and communicating with her parents using her native language. However, these problems would have been easily avoided if Jack had encouraged and urged Vera to watch some entertainment and educational programs in their native language simultaneously with the English language. The Naskhulyan family faced some difficult situations while communicating with Vera, and also vice versa....   [tags: English language, Linguistics, Second language]

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