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Pecola represents this imperfection to them and that only reinforces their insecurity. Every time one must look upon her, one realizes what ugly means and may even see a bit of that ugly in him or herself. This inability to deal with what society has laid upon them simply reinforces how very deep the issue runs. It is not something that easily be wiped away. Then notion of beauty is buried deep in the human mind and it is impossible to turn a blind eye in this day and age. In short, Pecola represents imperfection and all the ugliness the world can offer.
It is also important to realize that Morrison felt obligated to protect Pecola's identity. By leaving some aspects of her character somewhat mysterious, she creates a distance between the reader and the character. Pecola is no doubt victim of violence and that is all we need to….

Food in Kafka's Metamorphosis
Food in Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis serves a narrative function and a symbolic function as well. After all, Gregor Samsa's family is seated down to an ordinary bourgeois breakfast at the time when Gregor is awakening from his uneasy dreams: this seems like ordinary narrative but it also establishes the centrality of food to bourgeois family life. To this extent, we should not be surprised that the succeeding portions of the novella use food to subject Gregor to sub-human positions, as the family gradually ceases to regard him as a member of its cohesive structure. I hope to show through close analysis of episodes in The Metamorphosis that deal with food that the overall symbolism is clear, and that Kafka's use of food in the fiction has a coherent purpose overall.

e have noted that the story begins at breakfast. One reason this setting is so effective for….

Inhumanity in the Stanford Prison Experiment Introduction
According to Philip Zimbardo, dehumanization is the act of marginalizing another human being to the point where that person is seen to be less than human, outside the moral order—i.e., an animal. The moral order suggests that people should respect the lives of other human beings. When that order is ignored, dehumanization occurs. This paper will look at what dehumanization is, why it is so important to “The Lucifer Effect,” and how it is pursued in “The Lucifer Effect” that Zimbardo describes as he recounts his own past experience with the Stanford Prison Experiment and in the context of the Abu Ghraib scandal.
What is Dehumanization?
Dehumanization is one of the most horrific experiences that can occur to a human being. Every human being has a sense of self-worth, a sense of pride, a sense of self, and even an ideal self, as Carl Rogers explains in….

Wanton Loss of Life
A careful reading of David Livingston Smith's seminal treatise on the science of dehumanization, Less Than Human, reveals there is a fundamental relationship between the phenomena of dehumanization and that of genocide. There are countless examples which underpin this reality. Several genocides were accompanied by both thoughts and actions in which the perpetrators of these crimes against humanity seemed to consider their victims less than human. Livingston largely seizes upon this point in assembling what is his stance on the exact nature of the relationship between these two phenomenons. His central premise regarding that relationship is that on a basic level, dehumanization is almost a prerequisite for genocide -- and certainly is a causal agent in the carrying out of attempts to completely eradicate a certain group of people. Livingston argues dehumanization is a pivotal part of most attempts at genocide.

It is not difficult to discern exactly….

Actuarial vs. Clinical Predictions
There are several issues of note in the time-honored debate as to whether it is more effective to employs actuarial or clinical predications for the purpose of assessment. On the one hand, it would appear congruent with the job of psychologists to actually perform clinical studies and utilize predictions as such to evaluate various issues of people and of incidents. The principle problem with this approach is that it leaves room for human error, which can overthrow the entire purpose of a clinical study. Conversely, there is little denying the fact that an actuarial "set of rules" (Kaplan, year, p. 554) can oftentimes determine the results of clinical studies without such human error. However, the actuarial approach may possibly be bested by a clinical approach when there is a "variety of sources" (Kaplan, year, p.554) contributing data to clinical predications. Of course, the clinicians would still need….

Ender's Game -- From Being
PAGES 7 WORDS 2003


History makes it possible for one to understand how the masses can be persuaded to adopt particular attitudes by being provided with manipulative information. People lose the ability to discover when they are being controlled as they are provided with more and more false information. One's inclination to act similar to a typical human being can thus be destroyed as the respective individual becomes entangled in a greater scheme. This is basically what a dehumanizing process consists of: waves of false information meant to influence people in thinking that it is in their best interest to put across a certain type of behavior.

It is easier for people to abandon their principles when they are presented with a purpose. This is exactly what happens with Ender: his energetic personality is exploited by his superiors as they constantly influence him in displaying his determination in various games that they devise. They refrain….

The colors used are also drab and grey-green dominates to evoke a sense of claustrophobic death and destruction.
Another aspect that evokes atmosphere in the film is the use of music. Kubrick chooses a soundtrack which is both empty and banal yet also succeeds in emphasizing the loss of meaning and vacuity in what the young recruits have become. The director makes use of popular songs such as "These Boots Are Made for Walking" and "Surfin' Bird." The very emptiness of the lyrics tends to ironically emphasize the dehumanization and loss of identity which pervades the film (Maslin).

The theme of dehumanization is followed through in the graphic events of the battle and we also see the "…collapse of the individual into the group" (Anderegg 11). For example, when Joker tries to express his individuality by wearing a peace symbol on his uniform, he is sternly rebuked by a marine officer….

Post Colonial Literature
Historical literature is filled with examples of pre- and post-colonialist paradigms. Within each of these models, however, there is a certain part of a larger story that can only be told in the larger view of the historical process. One of the grand themes that help us wade through that process is that of the dehumanization of the individual. For whatever psychotically reasons, humans seem to have the need to change others into less than human in order to subjugate them economically, intellectually, or culturally. We might even think of the process of imperialism as practiced by the European powers as dehumanization of culture and society; begun at the micro level and then evolving into the macro. This dehumanization was particularly exemplified by the manner in which indigenous cultures were decimated, how families were torn apart and scattered all over the Empire, and the manner in which the….

When we look at Starkey's works we appear to be looking at moments captured from everyday life, in particular the everyday life of women. In fact Starkey's photographs are constructed, the people we are looking at are actors.
Her images of modern banality also suggest ennui, despair, depression and listlessness, which are conveyed as central facets of the reality of life for women in society. As one critic describes her images; "apathetic teenagers, usually girls, languish, slack-limbed and expressionless, in dimly lit cafes, nondescript interiors, and anonymous shopping malls."

Furthermore, the images also emphasize the sense of loneliness and isolation that she considers to be the existential situation of working women in the city.

In these images and others like them, individuals stand apart from the world, separated from it by a screen of indifference. It is not that they actively refuse to invest in their surroundings; they simply do not have….

Woman?
The book, 'Aren't I a Woman?' explores the challenges that women faced in the antebellum America. The author has focused to address the challenges of sexuality and racism that affected many women of this age. The author, Deborah Gray is a Professor at Scott University, who has focused her study in examining the issues of justice and social inequality in society. She is interested in this study as she attempts to explain the challenges of sexuality and racism that has affected the women from minority races in the United States. Her focus is to lead the readers of her work to begin understanding the challenges that women have faced from the antebellum America to the current day. Through a better understanding of these issues, better remedies may be developed to help the affected women in the society. Indeed, without an in-depth understanding of the issues of sexuality, and racism,….

Rur and AI More Human
PAGES 6 WORDS 1955

Kubrick himself suggested the baton be passed onto Spielberg due to that director's unique abilities.
The play was originally-based Brian Aldiss's short story "Supertoys Last All Summer Long," on which a.I. is based, in 1983 (Corliss 1-3). In the Kubrick formulation, the world is a lot darker and Gigolo Joe is much more aggressive. According to Corliss in the "Joe was much more aggressive, more twisted." Here he is, in Spielberg's word, David's "scoutmaster." Spielberg did this to solve many of the problems Spielberg had with the text, Joe being one of the biggest problems. By softening things and making them more human and less dark, he provided solution to the problem (Ibid 1). The Flesh Fair and Rouge City are vintage Kubric and remained a part of the body of the work. Garish scenery completes this menagerie Spielberg identifies himself with the abandoned child (ibid 2).

It is the contention….

Eyes of a Convict A
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The above relates directly to the destruction of a prisoner's basic right for respect. Indeed, all rights, basic or not, are removed when the inmate enters the prison system. This is part of the system that destroys the former identity of the prisoner completely. Not only all self-respect, but also all respect from others, are removed from the prisoner. This destruction of respect is used by the prison system in order to keep control over the inmates. The only way in which inmates can the react is to become part of the subcultures, where they can at least earn respect from their fellow inmates, and perhaps regain some sense of self-respect.

Finally, the ideal of hope is also completely destroyed within the prison, and it is directly related to the prison sentence. A person with a life sentence for example, has little hope of release, even on parole. The destruction of….

Criminal Justice in Todays SocietyAbstractThe modern-day society has evolved, and so are the security and social issues that face it. To determine the specific challenges that face todays society and thus, the criminal justice system, it requires a critical and analytical research study that will filter through the information available and determine the thematic areas that emerge as critical for modern-day criminal justice. Research for this study was done through a systematic literature review method. This research method was considered to be the most appropriate for the current research and the research question. Analysis of the information presented through the reviewed materials showed that several issues are characteristic of todays society that the criminal justice system has to address or factor in its operations to realize its mandate. These issues emerged as common from the reviewed materials; i) rehabilitative and restoration, not just punitive criminal justice, ii) racial equality, iii)….

Indeed, the period now spanning the so-called Modern Era and the Industrial Revolution has been dependent upon humanity taming and turning nature to our own ends. This has led to a process whereby we downplay the natural world and of native peoples in general who live in a more harmonious fashion with their surrounding world. hile this process, especially during the Industrial Age, has led to dehumanization process and it has also led to a cheapening of human life in general as well. One can therefore see in New Age approaches to nature (and religion) that there is a hunger to rediscover an intra-natural balance that was lost in the last few centuries. By studying and internalizing these myths and their moral lessons, we can recapture this lost balance. The author compared these other approaches and built upon what we learned in class, especially by comparing and contrasting and….

Abu Ghraib Abuse in Light
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If anything, the fact that ordinary civilian students proved capable of such conduct on other civilians, even without the psychological stresses of a wartime combat zone and genuinely hostile prisoners, suggests that the risk of similar abuse in genuine wartime situations is much higher.
In Abu Ghraib, mixed units with different levels of training were operating in a hostile combat zone where they were subject to hostile action (i.e. mortar attacks) by the same forces from whom their prisoners were captured. Whereas at Guantanamo detention facilities guards worked in an environment of 1-to-1 prisoner-to-guard ratio, the Abu Ghraib facility sometimes required working in a 75-to-1 ratio of prisoners-to-guards (DOD, 2004). Zimbardo's study already demonstrated that anonymity is one conditions capable of "... stirring the crucible of human nature in negative directions." The other factors listed by Zimbardo include diffusion of responsibility, dehumanization, peers who model harmful behavior, bystanders who do….

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Term Paper

Literature

Dehumanization in Morrison's the Bluest

Words: 844
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Pecola represents this imperfection to them and that only reinforces their insecurity. Every time one must look upon her, one realizes what ugly means and may even see…

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Research Paper

Literature

Dehumanization of Gregor Samsa and Kafka's Food Symbolism

Words: 884
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Research Paper

Food in Kafka's Metamorphosis Food in Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis serves a narrative function and a symbolic function as well. After all, Gregor Samsa's family is seated down to an…

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Essay

Psychology

How dehumanization plays a role in The Lucifer Effect

Words: 1524
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Essay

Inhumanity in the Stanford Prison Experiment Introduction According to Philip Zimbardo, dehumanization is the act of marginalizing another human being to the point where that person is seen to be less…

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Essay

Sociology - Counseling

Cruelty and Intolerable Acts

Words: 1210
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

Wanton Loss of Life A careful reading of David Livingston Smith's seminal treatise on the science of dehumanization, Less Than Human, reveals there is a fundamental relationship between the phenomena…

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Psychology

Actuarial vs Clinical Predictions There Are Several

Words: 1214
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Actuarial vs. Clinical Predictions There are several issues of note in the time-honored debate as to whether it is more effective to employs actuarial or clinical predications for the purpose…

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Family and Marriage

Ender's Game -- From Being

Words: 2003
Length: 7 Pages
Type: Term Paper

History makes it possible for one to understand how the masses can be persuaded to adopt particular attitudes by being provided with manipulative information. People lose the ability to…

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Research Proposal

Military

Screening Stanly Kubrick and Full

Words: 2239
Length: 7 Pages
Type: Research Proposal

The colors used are also drab and grey-green dominates to evoke a sense of claustrophobic death and destruction. Another aspect that evokes atmosphere in the film is the use…

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Essay

Literature

Colonial and Post Colonial Literature

Words: 778
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Post Colonial Literature Historical literature is filled with examples of pre- and post-colonialist paradigms. Within each of these models, however, there is a certain part of a larger story that…

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Research Proposal

Sports - Women

Female Identity in Photography Construction

Words: 3888
Length: 13 Pages
Type: Research Proposal

When we look at Starkey's works we appear to be looking at moments captured from everyday life, in particular the everyday life of women. In fact Starkey's photographs…

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Book Review

Sports - Women

Woman The Book 'Aren't I A Woman '

Words: 1793
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Book Review

Woman? The book, 'Aren't I a Woman?' explores the challenges that women faced in the antebellum America. The author has focused to address the challenges of sexuality and racism…

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Book Report

Engineering

Rur and AI More Human

Words: 1955
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Book Report

Kubrick himself suggested the baton be passed onto Spielberg due to that director's unique abilities. The play was originally-based Brian Aldiss's short story "Supertoys Last All Summer Long," on…

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Term Paper

Criminal Justice

Eyes of a Convict A

Words: 2431
Length: 7 Pages
Type: Term Paper

The above relates directly to the destruction of a prisoner's basic right for respect. Indeed, all rights, basic or not, are removed when the inmate enters the prison system.…

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Capstone Project

Criminal Justice

The Modern Society's Criminal Justice System

Words: 4132
Length: 14 Pages
Type: Capstone Project

Criminal Justice in Todays SocietyAbstractThe modern-day society has evolved, and so are the security and social issues that face it. To determine the specific challenges that face todays society…

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Essay

Animals

Native American Myths the Question

Words: 1632
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Essay

Indeed, the period now spanning the so-called Modern Era and the Industrial Revolution has been dependent upon humanity taming and turning nature to our own ends. This has…

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Military

Abu Ghraib Abuse in Light

Words: 848
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

If anything, the fact that ordinary civilian students proved capable of such conduct on other civilians, even without the psychological stresses of a wartime combat zone and genuinely…

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