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  • Beat Generation - 857 Words
    Josh Finley March 5th, 2015 The Beat Generation cannot be adequately characterized by a single theme or philosophy. Their influences came from a wide array of personalized experiences immersed in historical and political revolutions and communicated through individual creativity. The literary work of Beat writers inspired a generation of “hipsters” to attempt elusion of a “square” lifestyle fixated on conformity and conventionalism, for which, in the Beat’s opinion, was ultimately...
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  • The Beat Generation - 886 Words
    The "beat movement" is a literary period born out of World War II. This movement in American Literature has become an important period in the history of literature and society in America. Characterized by personal alienation and contempt for convention, the movement celebrated stylistic freedom and spontaneity. The Beat writers created a new vision of modern life and altered the nature of awareness in America. The Beat Generation was one of the first groups of writers to break down the...
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  • The Beat Generation - 1150 Words
    “The Definition of “Beatness” But yet, but yet, woe, woe unto those who think that the Beat Generation means crime, delinquency, immorality, amorality ... woe unto those who attack it on the grounds that they simply don’t understand history and the yearning of human souls ... woe in fact unto those who those who make evil movies about the Beat Generation where innocent housewives are raped by beatniks! ... woe unto those who spit on the Beat Generation, the wind’ll blow it back. -- Jack Kerouac...
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  • Beat Generation - 392 Words
    Tomtom The Beat Generation and Beat Writers Dating back to the late 1950’s and 1960’s Kerouac one of the main sources of the Beat Generation played an crucial role in it discovery, later known as “Beat Writers” or one could go on to say The San Francisco Renaissance since this where people like Helen Adams , one of the early beat poets of San Francisco Renaissance. She was considered the matriarch and Godmother of the San Francisco Renaissance. She welcomed the New York beats in and was...
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  • Beat Generation - 1925 Words
    Beats and Their Poetry The "Beat Movement" in modern literature has become an important period in the history of literature and society in America. By incorporating influences such as jazz, art, literature, philosophy and religion, the beat writers created a new and prophetic vision of modern life and changed the way a generation of people saw the world. That generation has aged and its representative voices are slowly becoming lost to eternity, but the message is alive and well. The Beats...
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  • Beat Generation - 1874 Words
    Guadalupe Alejandre Professor K. Cunningham English 100 1 April 2014 Beat Generation: Keeping Women in the Shadows Gender roles and objectification of women has always been an issue in America even in today’s society. Gender roles are the social and behavioral “norms” that are appropriate for a man or a woman. Objectification is often heard when talking about women, and it is when something or someone is treated as an object rather than a human being. In On the Road by Jack Kerouac is a...
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  • Lost Generation vs Beat Generation
    A Comparison between Ernest Hemingway and Jack Kerouac in Context of their Corresponding Literary Periods Introduction While reading Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road I have noticed that the author Ernest Hemingway is mentioned quite often in the book. This has raised my interest to focus my research on the following. For the purpose of this paper I would like to take a closer look at Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road, in context of the Beat Generation, in comparison to Ernest Hemingway,...
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  • Howl: Beat Generation and Ginsberg
    The end of World War II brought with it the rise of beatnik poetry. A group of poets interested in the “sex, drugs, and rock and roll” aspect of poetry; beatniks were often rebellious in their writing and challenging of the “bourgeoisie” suburban culture that was dominant in post-war America. Of these poets, Allen Ginsberg used poetry to critique what he saw to be deficiencies of post-war America. These deficiencies are illuminated through his poetry in a way that shows how mainstream society...
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  • The Beat Generation and on the Road - 2172 Words
    Janice Wallenburg Mr.Barkley English 4 1 April 2013 The Beat Generation and Their Effect on Modern Society Violence and Crime is rising at a steady rate, but when did America inherit its lack of safety for the average person? The answer is from the “beat” generation. Depressed and hurt from World War Two and The Great Depression the “beat” generation sparked a downfall into theft, drug and alcohol abuse, and irresponsible sex. During the late nineteen forties and early nineteen fifties...
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  • Spawn of the Beats - 1399 Words
    The Beat Goes On The Beat generation of the mid twentieth century produced a culture that had a lasting effect on generations to come. In the decades following the 1950s, the Beats successors, or ‘spawn’, ranged from authors to musicians. These artists were greatly influenced by the Beat’s writings and performances, as well as by spending time with the very Beats themselves. Bob Dylan, a spawn, credited much of his early work to his readings of the Beats and his relationship with Allen...
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  • Lost Generation - 2347 Words
    Jack Kerouac and Ernest Hemingway represent their inner state and feelings at the time they lived through their novels. Ernest Hemingway corresponds to the “Lost Generation” of 1920’s and Jack Kerouac corresponds to the “Beat Generation” of 1950’s. Both of these generations were after wars. It is not coincidence, wars make people devastated and lost. People tried to overcome problems and pain through literature and music. Writers put all their emotions on the paper, musicians wrote songs, which...
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  • The Hippie Movement and the Beat Movemnt
    How the Hippies got hip with the beat of the Beat Movement Jack Kerouac once said, “the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars” (Kerouac 5). Kerouac was the symbol of the Beat Movement. He was the rebellious and adventurous man, who during his time...
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  • Gravity’s Rainbow: Drugs, the Counterforce, and the Beats
    Laura De Vos 20053655 January 2009 The American Historical Novel after 1950 Luc Herman and Petrus Van Ewijk Gravity’s Rainbow: Drugs, the Counterforce, and the Beats Introduction Just as the ghost of Rathenau claims that “secular history is a diversionary tactic” (GR 167[1]), I want to investigate in this essay how drugs can be a “diversionary tactic,” both in the world of the novel as that of the writer. All layers of society in the novel use drugs, from Pointsman (GR 168-169) to...
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  • The Hippie Generation, Was in the 1960s and 1970s.
    Hippies The Hippie Generation, was in the 1960s and 1970s. They embraced peace, love and community. They were opposed to middle class values, and the teachings of previous generations. The hippie movement embraced free love, and the beginning of the sexual revolution. The Beat Generation lead to the Hippie movement. The Beat movement was a bohemian counter-culture, and included experimentation with drugs and sexual liberties. The Beat writers began in New York, but most with the movement...
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  • An Analysis of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" Related to Beat Culture
    Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” is considered one of the most controversial poems of the twentieth century. Originally written for his own enjoyment, Ginsberg himself served as the speaker in “Howl”. However, the poem is addressed to his dear friend Carl Solomon. In this deeply personal piece, Ginsberg makes direct references to his own homosexuality and experimentation with drugs. Allowed to be honest not hold himself back in terms of language, Ginsberg employed many expletives to convey anger. When...
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  • The Lost Generation (Jill Tripoli and Jackie Gross)
    The Lost Generation What is it? The Lost Generation is a term used to describe a group of American writers who were rebelling against what America had become by the 1900’s. At this point in time, America had become a great place to, “go into some area of business” (Crunden, 185). However, the Lost Generation writers felt that America was not such a success story because the country was devoid of a cosmopolitan culture. Their solution to this issue was to pack up their bags and travel...
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  • Analysis of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl"
    Rachel Weston English 125 November 30, 2009 Time, Terror, Heaven and Eternity Allen Ginsberg’s revolutionary poem, Howl, is a powerful portrayal of life degraded. It represents the harsh life of the beat generation and chronicles the struggles of the repressed. Howl is a poem of destruction. Destruction of mind, body, and soul through the oppression of the individual. Using powerful diction, Allen Ginsberg describes this abolition of life and its implications through our human...
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  • Jack Kerouac; American Revolutionary
    Jack Kerouac When initially venturing to find the perfect person for this report, I first looked at some very interesting people. I found most of these interesting people were, at second glance, not so fascinating. I don't doubt that every one of them had a drastic impact on the world around them, but I found that none of these people suited the taste I was looking for. I needed a person who was not only interesting and beneficial to this world but also had a certain characteristic…I wanted...
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  • Allen Ginsberg, ¡§Howl¡¨ and the Literature of Protest
    BUNEA VALENTIN LEONARD GROUP 3A, ENGLISH-AMERICAN STUDIES ALLEN GINSBERG, ¡§HOWL¡¨ AND THE LITERATURE OF PROTEST Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) was an important figure in the Beat Generation Movement that took place right before the revolutionary American 60¡¦s. Other major beat writers (also called ¡§beatnicks¡¨) were: Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. The beat poetry was meant to be oral and very effective in readings. It developed out of poetry readings in underground...
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  • Impact of the Hippie Movement on Society
     The Impact of the Hippie Movement on Society Hippies of the 1960s developed their own music, fashion, perspectives, and styles of life. Many traditional morals of the past drastically changed due to the open minds of hippies and their views on society. Because of the hippies, unmarried couples can now live together without being frowned upon, religious and cultural diversity has gained greater acceptance, and the message of peace is widely...
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  • Themes and Values: Allen Ginsberg
    Themes and Values of the Beat Generation As Expressed in Allen Ginsberg's Poetry Perhaps one of the most well known authors of the Beat Generation is a man we call Allen Ginsberg, who expresses the themes and values in his poetry. He was, in fact, the first Beat Writer to gain popular notice when he delivered a performance of his now famous poem, ıHowlġ, in October of 1955. The Beat Generation is typically described as a vision, not an idea and being hard to define. It is characterized as ıa...
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  • One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest Literary Analysis
    Ken Kesey was born on September 17th, 1935 in La Junta, Colorado. While he was in a fellowship to Stanford's Writing Program he worked at a Californian Veterans' Administration hospital in the psychiatric ward as a night guard ("KnowledgeNotes Study Guide", par. 1). Kesey's first published book was One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which was published in 1962. Many of the experiences Kesey endured while working at the hospital were inspirations for the book ("KnowledgeNotes Study Guide", par. 1)....
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  • Hippie Subculture - 1324 Words
     Kayla DiMarco English 1A Dr. Small 28 April 2014 Hippie Subculture Punks, goths, metallers, soul sisters, hippies; there was a time when the young generation made it clear what tribe and music they were into by the way they dressed, but not anymore. The young subculture today has different definitions of these new young cultures, because of our society, rather than actually knowing who these people truly are. Call them freaks, the underground, the counter-culture, flower children, or...
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  • Jazz History in 1920 - 1466 Words
    Jazz Poetry in the 1920's Jazz Poetry can be defined as poetry that demonstrates jazz-like rhythm or the feeling of improvisation. During the 1920's many poets began to experiment with the conventional forms of writing with rhythm which led to the invention of Jazz Poetry. Poetry and Jazz seemed to both evolve into each other which led to the merge that became known as "Jazz Poetry". Jazz poetry has been an unorthodox style of writing since it was invented in the...
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  • Allen Ginsberg's Howl - 868 Words
    This textual analysis belongs to the first part of Allen Ginsberg’s ‘Howl’, written in 1955, and finished in 1956. ‘Howl’ is a poem written in four parts, in which the last part is as well known as ‘Footnote on Howl’, because there is a variation in structure and rhythm from the other three first parts. The poem has the subtitle ‘For Carl Solomon’, a friend of Ginsberg which he met in a mental institution, and in which ‘Ginsberg found real genius in his life and his insanity’, because some...
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  • Hero with a Mind - 1715 Words
    Dainel Hageman A hero is a person who has distinguished courage and ability and can be looked at as a model or ideal. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Randle Patrick McMurphy is seen to be the hero of the story. When McMurphy gets entered into the ward he is the only person in there who has any idea of what the outside world is like anymore. Throughout the movie McMurphy tries to makes the guys, which were already in the ward, understand what the outside world is like and that the only...
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  • Amiri Bakara – Somebody Blew Up America
    Amiri Bakara – Somebody Blew up America Amiri Bakara was born in Newark, New Jersey on October 7, 1934. He was born as Everett Leroi Jones. In 1952 he changed his name to Leroi Jones and in 1967 he changed it to Amiri Bakara. He lived with his parents, his father who was a postal supervisor and his mother who was a social worker. He attended Rutgers University, Colombia University and Howard University studying philosophy and religious studies. He did not obtain a degree from any of the...
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  • Beatniks Research Paper - 2395 Words
    It is January 14, 1967. Over twenty thousand people are gathering at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California. As Scott McKenzie gets ready to sing “Summer of Love,” nobody has even the slightest idea that this particular song will be the start of the cliché hippies that everyone today knows as “flower children.” The lyrics “If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair” inspired people from all over the world to come to San Francisco – with flowers in...
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  • One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
    In the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey criticizes the expectations to conform to society during the time of the Cold War through the rebellion of many of his characters. In the early 1950's, America entered into a Cold War with the Soviet Union. The situation in the United States was very hostile and many citizens did not approve of military and political decisions made by our nation leaders. One of these citizens was Jack Kerouac. Kerouac became the leader of the Beat...
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  • Howl - 3190 Words
    Analysis of Howl by Allen Ginsberg "Howl" is partly a reflection on what American culture and society of the 1940's and 50's had done to those that would not line up in conformity to American culture and politics. Madness is a central theme. The militaristic, dominant culture of the time had "destroyed" this generation, driven them into "madness," and left them vulnerable and "hysterical." (1-2). This desperation has left them "angry" and in "poverty" and disconnected from the spiritual...
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  • On the road analysis - 4983 Words
    Freedom encourage people to create revolution When we talk about America, the first thing that crosses our mind is “freedom”. America was closely related to freedom because of its liberalism ideology that the nation holds. The definition of freedom is the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint. Every people in the world held freedom as their human rights but sometimes law forces them to let go of their individual freedom. On the road by Jack...
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  • Allen Ginsberg, "Howl" Cultural Imapact
    Howl’s Explicit Language and Revolution “Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.” Allen Ginsberg believed this wholly and based his means of poetry by what he said in this sentence. One cannot censor thoughts, just as one can’t censor expression. Ginsberg faced controversy for sexual content and profanities that he used in his poetry, but those were...
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  • Stranger Than Paradise Comparison to Kerouac
    Napoleon Lenker 5/11/13 As the movie opens we are granted images of a familiar theme that to any fan of Kerouac will begin to constitute an understanding the connection that is granted to Jarmusch as “the last of the beats.” This opening scene is of a plane landed with a girl standing far off in front of the plane holding luggage. The theme that carries through much beat influenced work is travel and the open road. Throughout the film, the characters present their own momentary musings...
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  • Howl & Kaddish by Allen Ginsberg
    As you read the first lines of "Howl" and "Kaddish", the overall tone of the poem hits you right in the face. Allen Ginsberg, the poet, presents these two poems as complaints and injustices. He justifies these complaints in the pages that follow. Ginsberg also uses several literary techniques in these works to enhance the images for the reader. His own life experiences are mentioned in the poems, the majority of his works being somewhat biographical. It is said that Allen...
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  • Many Loves: the Love Life of Allen Ginsberg
    Many Loves “Resolved to sing no songs henceforth but those of manly attachment” -Walt Whitman “Longing is a better muse than satisfaction”(1) says Regina Marler the author of ‘Queer Beat: How the Beats turned America onto sex’ and this is very true with regard to the nucleus of the generation which broke all rules of hegemonic, heterosexual, square society, a generation that questioned procreation itself, that regarded ‘manly love’ as the source of all enlightenment and divinity. Without...
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  • Genre Project - 458 Words
    Project 3: Unfamiliar Genre Project Formatting: Double-spaced, 1 inch margins, Times New Roman 12 pt. font Bibliographic Documentation: At least 1 primary source, 3 secondary sources are required. We will discuss the difference in class. Parenthetic in-text, MLA citations with a works cited page are also necessary. Option #1: Analytical Essay Length: 6-8 pages The Task: For the Analytical Essay, you will first choose an unfamiliar genre that you will research and study. Each essay...
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  • Description of how conformity affected the 1950's American lifestyle.
    Alex Orr 3/30/03 Multimedia History 1950's Conformity Following World War II America saw an extreme decade of both conformity and nonconformity. A strong post-war economy meant there was money to spend. Settling down, raising a family, and owning a home were the established goals of the American dream. Many tried to attain the ideal family depicted on TV shows such as Leave It to Beaver and Father Knows Best. Deviating from this popular culture was the "Beat Generation." The post-war...
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  • Allen Ginsberg "America" - 1699 Words
    Allen Ginsberg “America” Allen Ginsberg wrote a poem called “America”. This poem is very long and typical of Ginsberg. He breaks the poem up into two stanzas with 40 lines in the first and 60 lines in the second. This poem is meant to be funny but at the same time talk about important events in American history. There is no rhyme scheme and is written in free verse, which is normal for Ginsberg’s poems. To truly understand this poem you need to know more about Allen Ginsberg himself....
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  • Cafe Puccini - 493 Words
    My favorite spot in San Francisco is Cafe Puccini- located in the North Beach neighborhood of the city. North Beach has a long and interesting history. It was originally the neighborhood for Italian immigrants in the city- and even today it has many Italian people, cafes, and restaurants. As a kid, the famous baseball player Joe Dimaggio lived in North Beach. The most famous period for the neighborhood, however, was in the late 1950s and the 1960s--when North Beach served as the center of San...
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  • Allen Ginsberg - 1001 Words
    English 101 1BC 11 June 2012 Allen Ginsberg to be honored on Postage Stamp Irwin Allen Ginsberg was born 3 June 1929, in Newark, New Jersey, the younger son of Louis Ginsberg, a high school English teacher and poet, and Naomi Levy Ginsberg. He was from a family of Jewish Russian immigrants (Morgan 4), his family had ties to the radical labor movement, his mother was insane, and he was a homosexual: four prescriptions in the conventional1940's and 1950's for a sense of deep alienation. Allen...
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  • Jack Kerouac - 1746 Words
    Mark Metzger Mr. Remy English 11 AP Language and Composition 5 November 2012 Jack Kerouac There have been many great American writers, but one of the most notable is Jack Kerouac. Not only did he develop a unique and interesting way of writing, he defined a culture. Jack Kerouac helped develop the Beat Generation, which originated from a group of American writers in 1950’s New York City. The Beat Generation writers, also known as “The Beats,” had very liberal views, creating a culture...
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  • Manhattan Thirties Flash - 429 Words
    The poem Manhattan Thirties Flash is exactly what the title states. It is a quick description of Manhattan in the 1930's. The author, Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) was a well-known firebrand, Ginsberg was a leader of the "beat movement" of the 1950's and of the cultural and political protests of the 1960's. He often writes about spiritual survival in a dehumanized, repressive society. You can see the dehumanization throughout the poem for example in line one when Ginsberg writes, "repetitive...
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  • Political Rebellion of the 1950s - 523 Words
    Much of what we associate with the 1960's originated in the 50's, including new attitudes toward sex and the family and a new interest in ethnicity and diversity. Jewish and black writers, even a few openly gay writers, cut a path for the multicultural writers of the 80's and 90's. The margins of the culture were beginning to erode the conservative center. Elvis was influenced by black rhythm and blues, while writers like Norman Mailer and Jack Kerouac idealized black culture. Counterculture...
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  • Sunflower Sutra Essay - 2141 Words
    Caleb Lahoud 17101999 Introduction to the Beats Semester Essay Topic: 2 Allen Ginsberg is one of the most important and accomplished writers and poets of the beat generation. With works such as Howl being said to have ignited the Renaissance of modern poetry in America, Ginsberg distinguishes a style and voice that has been made concrete in the history of American culture and literature. While Howl can be said be a work that encapsulates and...
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  • Beatniks: The New Ideology of Manifest Destiny and Freedom
    Beatniks: The New Ideology of Manifest Destiny and Freedom Faith Harkness ENG202: American Literature After 1865 Instructor Robert Norman January 28, 2013 The Beat Generation Dances to the Beat of Their Own Poetry The 1950s were a time of revitalization. They were a time of rebirth for the American people. World War II had ended and heralded the reinsertion and reintegration of thousands of service members into society. Working women who epitomized Rosie the Riveter and...
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  • Call of the wild - 2057 Words
    Name: Instructor: Course: Date: A Problem of Nature in The Call of the Wild by Gary Snyder The poem Call of the Wild by Gary Snyder represents an ecological view on relationship between nature and Western civilization, as well as on peace and war. The image of the West in this poem is characterized by repression, ignorance, and violence. It ruins both wild nature with its forests and animals, and civilized human 'nature'. Thus, the term nature itself appears to be problematic. I argue that...
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  • Ac 208 Midterm Study Guide
    Core Concepts 2/25/13 2:18 PM What is this class about? • Empowerment and ability to define yourself, don’t let others do it for you • Despite time period, all groups discussed drew on traditional methods to shape their world • Passion • Learning how to live What is culture? • Characteristics of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts What is subculture and what is its connection to culture? • Subculture is the...
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  • One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest - Analytical Essay
    Analytical Essay – One flew over the Cuckoo’s nest. Ken Kesey's One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest is a creation of the socio-cultural context of his time. Social and cultural values, attitudes and beliefs informed his invited reading of his text. Ken Kesey was a part of The Beat generation and many of their ideologies and the socio cultural context of U.S post WWII were evident through characters and various discourses throughout One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, giving us his invited reading....
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  • Music and Adolescence - 5126 Words
    In American in the 1950s, a new cultural and literary movement staked its claim on the nation’s consciousness. The Beat Generation was never a large movement in terms of sheer numbers, but in influence and cultural status they were more visible than any other competing aesthetic. The years immediately after the Second World War saw a wholesale reappraisal of the conventional structures of society. Just as the postwar economic boom was taking hold, students in universities were beginning to...
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  • Research Paper on Allen Ginsberg
    The Life of Allen Ginsberg Can a man who was not only gay but experimented with drugs be known as a great poet? Raised among many progressive political perspectives, communist supporters, a nudist mother and having been arrested as an accessory to crimes, Allen Ginsberg is not your typical writer. Many of his poems express his ideas on society and things that affect him personally, such as his mothers’ illness and his homosexuality. Throughout his writing career, he accomplished a lot,...
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  • 1950's History - 1295 Words
    The end of World War II brought thousands of young servicemen back to America to pick up their lives and start new families in new homes with new jobs. With an energy never before experienced, American industry expanded to meet peacetime needs. Americans began buying goods not available during the war, which created corporate expansion and jobs. Growth everywhere. The baby boom was underway... The purpose of this web and library guide is to help the user gain a broad understanding and...
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  • Dislikes of the American Society and the Injustices in America in Allen Ginsberg's Poetry
    Dislikes of the American Society And the Injustices in America In Allen Ginsberg's Poetry By Matt Feeko Mrs. Juenger English 1 18 April 1999 Dislikes of the American Society And the Injustices in America In Allen Ginsberg's Poetry Allen Ginsberg started his infamous life as a revolutionary and poet of the beat generation when he began attending Colombia University. While at Colombia Ginsberg met...
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  • In Goya's Greatest Scenes We Seem to See
     “In Goya’s Greatest Scenes We Seem to See” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti In this paper I will be exploring the social criticism that is conveyed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti in his poem “In Goya’s Greatest Scenes We Seem to See.” Ferlinghetti criticizes the industrial revolution in America; he compares its outcomes with war. Ferlinghetti alludes to various paintings by Goya that depict war, and links their interpretation to the industrialization in America. The poem contains various poetic...
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  • Jim Morrison - 1821 Words
    Jim Morrison "Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself— and especially to feel. Or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to— letting a person be what he really is.... Most people love you for who you pretend to be.... To keep their love, you keep pretending— performing. You get to love your pretense.... It's true, we're locked in an image, an act— and the sad thing...
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  • The Subterraneans Analysis - 1230 Words
    Ashley Barna Literature of the Beat Generation Kevin Kilroy 7 October 2010 Jazz in Terms of a Beatnik’s Words Jazz poetry can be defined as poetry that "demonstrates jazz-like rhythm or the feel of improvisation”. As members of the Beat generation began to embrace aspects of African-American culture, the art of jazz poetry shifted its focus from racial pride and individuality to impulsiveness, spontaneity, and freedom, which are all themes in The Subterraneans written by Jack...
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  • Hippies Interview - 303 Words
    Subculture Interview Hippie 10 Facts about hippie subculture 1.They had long hair and casual, dress sometimes in “psychedelic” colors. 2.Member, during the 1960s and 1970s 3.They were from a countercultural movement that rejected the mores of mainstream American life. 4.The movement originated on college campuses in the United States. 5.It spread to other countries, including Canada and Britain .6. The name derived from “hip,” a term...
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  • Fear and Loathing vs. on the Road
    The turbulent societal changes of the mid-20th Century have been documented in countless forms of literature, film and art. On the Road by Jack Kerouac was written and published at the outset of the counter-culture movement of the 1950s and 1960s. This novel provides a first-hand account of the beginnings of the Beat movement and acts as a harbinger for the major societal changes that would occur in the United States throughout the next two decades. On the contrary, Fear and Loathing in Las...
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  • One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Unit 2 Individual Project One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey, was published in 1962. The story is set in a mental hospital and is narrated by the character Chief Bromden. Chief Bromden tells the story of a fellow inmate, Randle McMurphy, who is in the hospital to avoid serving the rest of his prison sentence on the claim of insanity. Randle McMurphy is rebellious and stands up to the cruel Nurse Ratchet all throughout the novel. The novel discusses the various treatments given to...
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  • The Concept of Vulnerability in Memoirs of a Beatnik and On the Road
    The Beat Generation: Vulnerable Victims or Inviolable Individuals? The Concept of Vulnerability in Memoirs of a Beatnik and On the Road Vulnerability is often one-dimensionally viewed as the degree to which mishaps, pain and shame are allowed to enter into one’s life. However it is also the birthplace of creativity and basis for a feeling of self-worthiness. Thereby vulnerability creates authenticity. There are various different definitions of vulnerability according to the field in...
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  • Cultural and Historical Background of Allen Ginsberg’s 'Howl'
    Jessica Rendon Professor Kim Ballerini English 102 May 14, 2014 Cultural/Historical Background of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” Allen Ginsberg’s writing was a breakthrough for culture in the 1950’s, and still today his writing represents a lot of controversial issues in the United States. He strayed away from mainstream writing and allowed his poetry to be self-expressive, about human sexuality and politics. Some of the themes explored in “Howl” are stemmed from his upbringing, mostly his...
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  • Subflower Sutra - 606 Words
    “Sunflower Sutra” Allen Ginsberg’s poem entitled “Sunflower Sutra” is about the reckless and wasteful behavior against nature and how materialistic and manufactured mankind has become. Ginsberg’s poem is explaining how industrialization has ruined America and how the landscape after being destroyed now seems so desolate. Ginsberg seems to end the poem with a glimmer of hope when he states: “We're not our skin of grime, we're not our dread bleak dusty imageless locomotive, we're all...
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  • Ferlinghetti - 3693 Words
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