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Censorship by definition is the prohibiting of words, images or ideas that are "offensive" to others. I feel that the laws governing film censorship should be more versatile. The teenagers of today are becoming more mature and adult-like at an earlier age. They are taught about the dangers of sex as well as drugs in Enrichment or in Personal and Social Education (P.S.E) and know more about certain subjects than adults today would have known when they were younger. I feel therefore it is ridiculous not to allow them to see films containing sex, drugs and violence on TV or at the cinema, until they are 18. In my opinion teenagers today are clearly mature enough to see these films at the age of 16, which is when they are able to finish their secondary education. At this stage they will have been taught everything they need to know. My main argument is that I feel that the laws on the classification of films are outdated. I believe that the 18 certificate and the 15 certificate should be abolished and replaced by a 16 certificate. This means that they will be able to see the films that they are (in my opinion) mature enough to see. My main argument is that I feel the laws surrounding film classification are outdated. Censorship by definition is the prohibiting of words, images or ideas that are "offensive" to others. I feel that the laws governing film censorship should be more versatile. The teenagers of today are becoming more mature and adult-like at an earlier age. They are taught about the dangers of sex as well as drugs in Enrichment or in Personal and Social Education (P.S.E) and know more about certain subjects than adults today would have known when they were younger. I feel therefore it...
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"All nations should help support the development of a global university designed to engage students in the process of solving the world's most persistent social problems. "In a modern society, there are many complex questions, this passage's suggestion is a good advice, but it is not practical. First, depending the student to solve the world's most persistence social problems is impractical. The student's purpose in a university is to learn some basic knowledge and have some preparation for their future work, and the university's duty is to teach them such knowledge and the basic living ability. we can not say the student do not want to have such research, but they are just lack of such ability. Nevertheless maybe there are some very excellent students or the graduate students can do such research, but it is incommensurate with the spend for building a large global university. Second, the idea that just one large global university can solve all persistent social problem is ridiculous. It is not a easy work to build a university, they need a large square of field, build many teaching buildings and the student's dormitories. And they also need recruit many famous teachers and attract students to study in their school. All these will cost a lot of money, any beneficial research will happen in several years later. It is better to spend this money to establish many social problem research centers in many existed different universities, We can invite many famous scholars from different countries as long as give the best research condition. The result will be better than establish another university, we can save a lot of money too. Third, the government's role is important in solving any persistence social problem. In many countries, we need the government's corporation to treat the social problem. such...
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Inthe present age the various societies of world despite the manifold advancement in science and technology are being persistently plagued by the serious social problems. The idea of setting up a global university can be a very helpful in solving the serious social problems like Illiteracy ,Poverty and aparthied,sexual abuse,drug addiction.Cooperation amongst various countries is defenitely required to solve these problems.Recent mutual agreement amongst the countries of the world against the terrorism has defenitely improved the condition and reduced the incidence of terrorist attacks.Such mutual cooperation can also be brought about in solving the issues like child labour. But the major drawback in such a setup can be the it can be a good stage for solving the problem common to the countries but certain problems are there which other societies are not even aware of like dowry system in southwestern asia to which most of the western countries are ignorant .Then why would they like to bear the expenditure for solving these problems which are exclusive to particular nations.So estabilishing such a university calls for rasing above the personal greeds of nations and looking at the problems as challenges against humanity. The nature of problems for each nation depends on the cultural history of the society and thus needs to be dealt in the similar context.This university can be an ideal place for cross cultural communication and thus creating awareness and respect for other cultures and hence looking at the positive aspects of other cultures and utilizing their methodology for tackling the problems.With the fast modernisation of the societies and the western culture rapidly replacing the traditional cultural values of developing countries like India.The socialists can be aware of the reprecurssions of the exceesive modernisation in advance and can get ready to deal with the future situation and avaoiding to be taken...
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added: 11/19/2011
All nations should help support the development of a global university designed to engage students in the process of solving the world's most persistent social problems The term 'global' signifies something substantial for the entire world. The need of a global body is uttermost important to solve social problems. The social problems need not be global for their general world significance, but for the threat they pose. The point of view of the speaker can be agreed with since the persistent social problems have to be solved. We have many social problems such as poverty, population growth, racial discrimination, child labour, prostitution, AIDS, illiteracy etc. These problems have to be controlled. One way of solving these problems as the speaker says is by the development of a global university which can mould the student's mind to help for a general cause. For the global university to prosper, not only the developed nations but also the underdeveloped and developing nations should participate. Proper selection of the students is the most important criteria, since these students symbolize their respective nations. There should be no prejudices among the mind of students. Students should come to this global university with an open heart and desire to learn. Unless the desire is not present, this cannot help the cause. The students from developing nations shouldn't dominate or bully their counterparts from developing nations. There shouldn't be a sense of superiority among the students. There should a proper dialogue among the students so that they come to know the various existing problems. These dialogues may help the students unite towards solving persistent social problems. Population control is one of the most important social problems. Population growth undoubtedly has a definite on social relations and society's historical development. Unfortunately, this issue has been examined insufficiently. When scrutinizing population growth today or...
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added: 10/16/2011
Difference, whether it is racial, sexual, or economic is an issue with which everyone must cope, one way or another. Society as a majority constantly discriminates, and this theory, "Only the strong can cope with difference', suggests that only those who are considered 'strong' will reject this attitude of discrimination. First of all, any theory, which classifies people as either weak or strong, is problematic, as such a simplification of something as complex as the human condition is easily challenged on its own. Consequently, the concept that solely people who are 'strong' have the ability to fight intolerance is flawed. There are so many valid, though conflicting viewpoints on this theory it is difficult to produce a clear-cut conclusion. In reality, we are all essentially discriminatory, if not in one way, then another. So is it merely a person's strength that causes them to retaliate against this bigotry, both within themselves and in society? Though, whether they are strong or weak, is it not a person's individual circumstances and consequent values that decide how they respond to the majorities prejudice? Both these concepts are explored in three texts, "Mississippi Burning"a film directed by Alan Parker, "To kill a Mockingbird", a novel written by Harper Lee and "I Have a Dream", an address by Martin Luther King. In the novel, "To kill a Mockingbird", Scout Finch, a young girl growing up in a prejudiced, 1940s America said; "Atticus had used every tool available to free men to save Tom Robinson, but in the secret courts of men's hearts Atticus had no case. Tom was a dead man the moment Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed." Although her community was one of racist and ignorant people, Scout was taught by her father to be unprejudiced in her attitude to racial difference. Like...
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Killer whales or Orca inhabit all oceans from the tropics to the edge of the polar ice pack. Throughout this vast range, only one species is recognized (Orcinus orca). The largest known concentrations of killer whales are found in the cooler coastal waters of both hemispheres. Norway, Japan, the Antarctic and our Pacific coast have such concentrations. British Columbia is distinguished by its large populations of killer whales, which are predictably found in sheltered, accessible waters. More than 600 whales inhabit our coastal waters, each identified by unique natural markings. These whales live in at least four communities: northern resident, southern resident, transient and offshore. Northern resident killer whales frequent the Johnstone Strait area off northern Vancouver Island, primarily during the summer and fall. This community consists of more than 200 whales in 16 pods, each typically composed of 5-20 individuals. About 78 orcas in 3 pods form the southern resident community. Individuals remain with or closely associated with their birth group throughout their lives. Transient groups are smaller, ranging from 1-5 individuals. Offshore whales seem to travel in large loosely-associated groups. The northern resident killer whale population of British Columbia relies on healthy stocks of wild salmon. We urge decision-makers to follow the risk-averse recommendations of the Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council (PFRCC) to protect wild salmon in the Broughton Archipelago. Killer whales or Orca inhabit all oceans from the tropics to the edge of the polar ice pack. Throughout this vast range, only one species is recognized (Orcinus orca). The largest known concentrations of killer whales are found in the cooler coastal waters of both hemispheres. Norway, Japan, the Antarctic and our Pacific coast have such concentrations. British Columbia is distinguished by its large populations of killer whales, which are predictably found in sheltered, accessible waters. More than 600 whales inhabit our coastal...
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added: 11/26/2011
The novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury can be compared to the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The main character in Bradbury's novel, Guy Montag, has many similarities to Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird. Both of these men risk their lives to stand up for what they believe in. They both go against the normal beliefs of society, and think for themselves. Although the overall themes of these books are very different, they both center on the general beliefs of the public, and their inability to see things for what they truly are. In Harper Lee's novel, the public do not see that their racism is wrong, because they were taught to believe that African Americans are inferior to whites. The people in Fahrenheit 451 do not see that books are good for their souls, because they were taught to believe that they should all think alike, instead of having books to spark debate, or to influence their minds. First, Guy Montag is a fireman who starts fires instead of putting them out. The society in which he lives focuses on the burning of books to avoid conflicting opinions. They do not read books, think on their own, or go outside and enjoy nature. Instead, they spend their time watching TV, and listening to the radio. After Montag meets Clarisse, he realizes how empty his life is, and he recognizes the faults of his society. When he becomes curious of the books which he is supposed to be burning, he finds himself risking everything he has to find out more. Atticus Finch lives in a southern community of racist people. Although he himself is not racist, he finds himself trying to deter his children from the faults of their town. He is a lawyer who is...
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My static image portrays the idea of appearance vs. reality, what seems to be is not always true. The vertical line in my image represents the gap between appearance and reality. The quote I have chosen is relevant because the characters in the film "Strictly Ballroom" directed by Baz Luhrman are putting on their "happy faces" to cover up the reality and corruption that exists in the world of ballroom dancing. The mask over the face on the left with heavy make-up emphasises the artificiality of the world hidden behind the glamour. Like Scott's mother Shirley, she is covering up reality and not showing true feelings. The face on the right symbolises reality, they do not hide behind a mask but show their true feelings by being honest and genuine. This is a contrast to those who are based on appearance. The colour light brown covers most of the face on the right, I have used this colour because it symbolises genuineness. I have used the colours yellow and blue as it means happy and calm. But what seems to be is not the truth as they are only putting on an appearance. Barry Fife on the outside seems noble, but underneath is an evil man. This is about a girl in 'To kill a mockingbird' Local girl Mayella Ewell was raped by a local Negro named Tom Robinson. The trial ended today when Tom Robinson was found guilty. We recall Mayella and Tom¡¦s side of the story from the trial. Mayella Ewell says that she'd give Tom a nickel to chop some wood she couldn¡¦t handle. As she went into the house for the nickel, she turned around to see Tom behind her. He then hit her, choked her and raped her. Witness, Mr Bob Ewell saw it through the window and came rushing in. By...
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To Kill a Mockingbird, which takes place in a small town in Alabama, is about life and the lessons everyday people obtained from it. By reading this classic novel, one can learn a lot about things such as kindness, hatred, racism, and humor. It also gave examples of the differences between the many different kinds of people. This novel also describes what it takes to be a better person in life. One quote that stood out in this book was one that was said by Atticus. He said, "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view- until you climb in his skin and walk around in it" (Lee ). I believe this quote gives a good lesson about life. What it is saying is that you can think you know a lot about someone by just looking at them, but you have to expirence being them to really feel what its like to be that person. Another quote that gave a good lesson about life was one that took place between Scout and Atticus. It read "Atticus, he was really nice… Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them" (Lee 281). What this has to say about life is that rumors and things alike go around about many people, but if you really get to know them, you will find that most people are nice. You will also find that moat rumors about people are not true. Another quote that seemed to sum up the book well was one that took place between Atticus and Maudie, which said "Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens…that's why it is a sin to kill a mockingbird" (Lee ). What this quote says about life is that...
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added: 11/05/2011
Write About the ways in which Harper Lee creates tension, drama and humour in chapter 15 of To Kill A Mockingbird. The atmosphere created in chapter 15 is tense and dramatic from the first paragraph. The introductory paragraph to chapter 15 ends with "A nightmare was upon us." This obviously tells us that an event of an unpleasant nature is yet to occur. The second paragraph starts with "It began one evening." This tells us that the nightmare is beginning, and builds us up for the chapter. Harper Lee uses various methods to create drama, tension and humour in chapter 15, many of which are discussed below. The chapter begins by setting a normal scene. Harper Lee perhaps does this to contrast the abnormalities of the days following. Harper Lee has knows that the week may have been normal to Scout, but to the reader it is not, so the setting is described in much detail in order to bring the scene alive and present a vivid contrast. This builds us up for the drama to come, and also encourages us to connect with the characters of the book, and their habits. Harper Lee does this by presenting us with the children's familiarities, showing us that they were average children who occupied their time with typical activities such as building a ladder for the tree house. She donates humour to the paragraph by describing to us Dill's idea of placing a trail of lemon drops outside Boo Radley's house, causing him to emerge and follow the trail like an ant. Scout describes this as a 'foolproof plan' which may be sincere through Scout's eyes, but we know that Harper Lee is being ironic, and using the children's innocent and naïve perspectives of the world to bring humour. The children's lack of understanding...
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