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  • Socioeconomic Status In Sociology

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    - Socioeconomic Status According to the American Psychological Association, children’s socioeconomic status is often measured by their families’ income, education, occupation, or a composite of these factors. Many studies have revealed that children living in the families with low socioeconomic status are vulnerable to environmental, educational, health, and safety risks compared with other children. Especially, socioeconomic status can affect on children’s health at different levels, through different

  • Forrest Gump Sociology

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    Nash 1 Michelle Nash Arturo Valdespino English 1102 September 27, 2015 Literary Film Analysis: Forrest Gump Forrest Gump, based on the 1986 novel by Winston Groom, follows an Alabama gentleman through his tales about heroism, love, and loss. It all begins with a box of chocolates. He sits at a bench telling his story to different strangers, one at a time, as the movie progresses. Forrest tells stories about serving time in the military, attending school and playing football for the University of

  • Gran Torino Sociology

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    The film Gran Torino is a great depiction of cultural structures and values. The main character William (a Caucasian American male) is faced with alienation from the rest of society due to his age and his growing up in a different era. He is having trouble relating to the culture of the new era. After fighting in the Korean War, William’s perception of life is filled with violence and death. This caused him to alienate himself from others because his communicating style is different from what is

  • James Holmes Sociology

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    July 20, 2012-just a simple day for most of the people living in Aurora, Colorado. For some, this day changed their lives forever. On this night the theaters were full due to the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises. About fifteen minutes into the movie, the exit door opened, two smoke bombs were thrown and gunshots fired into the crowd. A man, dressed in full body armor and heavily armed with an AR-15 rifle, two Glock handguns, a shotgun, and over 6,000 rounds of ammunition had entered and

  • Quiz Show Sociology

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    The movie Quiz Show follows Richard Goodwin’s attempt to discredit the Quiz Show 21 and famous contestant Charles. 21 was a high stakes quiz show were two adversaries competed to reach 21 points first, and get to stay on the show and win 10 thousand dollars. The moral of the movie is, actions taken for short term benefits can have long term consequences. The movie starts with famous 21 contestant Herb Stempel being asked by the producers to lose to Charles Van Doren an assistant teacher at Columbia

  • Gran Torino Sociology

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    Race and Ethnicity Gran Torino is a movie about an older white widower, named Walt Kowalski a Korean War veteran, living alone in a neighborhood largely dominated by people of Asian descent. His son and daughter-in-law treat him as a useless old man that has lost his value in society. His grandchildren only want his money or his car. He meets the teenage Asian girl named Sue first and she treats him with respect and as a valuable part of society; as a friend. Her brother Thao tries to steal his

  • Trading Places Sociology

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    It’s been over thirty-one years since Trading Places was made, and it can still be seen playing on cable channels. Trading Places will probably be remembered as one of the greatest comedies ever produced. Trading Places is a movie about the difference between the rich and poor people in American society. The main characters are Louis Winthorpe III, ,played by Dan Aykroyd, who is rich, and Billy Ray Valentine an African American who is poor, played by Eddie Murphy. Billy Ray is known for using tricks

  • South Park Sociology

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    South Park is one of the most remarkable shows that can be seen on television in the modern day. Not only is it one of the most successful animated TV shows; it consistently delivers important social and moral messages in almost every episode. South Park portrays a vision of the world, what it should look like, how people should treat one another, and in the end how people can all function together in harmony. Over the course of the show many major political parties have attempted to associate South

  • Slumdog Millionaire Sociology

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    **Bestowed the feel good film of the decade, "Slumdog Millionaire", directed by Danny Boyle, is the film to see. The film begins by showing the poverty in India in an entertaining but serious way and therefore still getting the point across. The two brothers, who are the main focus of the movie, Jamal Malik and Salim Malik live harsh lives having to resort to begging for money as well as stealing to make a decent living. After living rough the brothers manage to find Latika, a long lost friend who

  • The Hangover Movie Sociology

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    My ten year old brother is obsessed with videogames and is constantly getting games taken from him because he tries to mock the fighting moves on Mortal Combat on all of us. As PTC includes on their site, “television violence can lead to imitation,” (PTC). My brother knows that violence is wrong, but he does not realize that “play fighting” can lead to someone getting hurt, and sometimes it can escalate to bigger fights and arguments. It has been proven that children have a hard time connecting the