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  • Semiotic Analysis of Television Show Dexter

    Semiotic Analysis of Television Show Dexter

    Semiotic Analysis of Television Show Dexter Semiotics is the study of meaning. There are many aspects that go into developing a semiotic analysis. They include signs, a signifier and signified, codes, opposition, code confusion, intertexuality, paradigms, and syntagyms. Before delving into the analysis, the meaning of each of these terms and their relation to semiotics must be made clear. A sign could be anything that stands for something else. A signifier is the physical object

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    Submitted: November 28, 2009 By: Monika
  • Semiotic Analysis of a Stanley Cup Victory Photo

    Semiotic Analysis of a Stanley Cup Victory Photo

    Semiotic There is an old adage that states a picture is worth a thousand words. In today’s society pictures are signs, encoded visually. When looking at signs, one assumes several things, including that signs are arbitrary, conventional, and are used to reproduce realities. Realities are reproduces in signs by using items that we see, and associate everyday life with, while working them into unrealistic situations and ideas. Signifiers represent what we covet or strive to

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    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Short Stories - Analysis of Power (ontario English Grade 12)

    Short Stories - Analysis of Power (ontario English Grade 12)

    “When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators. “ P. J. O'Rourke, 1947 - While reading “Revenge Gardening” and “Bambinger”, one cannot help but notice the powerful albeit underlying theme of control within the stories. The authors use this theme, developing it as the plot carries on and the characters transform to create a sense of dynamacy and interest in the readers mind. The possession

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    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: David
  • Semiotic Analysis of 3 Magazine Advertisements

    Semiotic Analysis of 3 Magazine Advertisements

    In this modern world that allows consumers access to dozens of instances of media advertisements per day (consciously, or sub-consciously), it is important to be able to recognize and interpret advertisements on a deeper level. These advertisements are comprised of several codes and conventions that are designed to attract attention to certain attributes of a product in order to sell it to the chosen target market. One effective method of targeting and selling a product

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    Submitted: February 11, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Marxist and Semiotic Analysis of the Matrix

    Marxist and Semiotic Analysis of the Matrix

    THE MATRIX The Matrix was written and directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski. It released in 1999. The film belongs to the science fiction genre and revolves around a young man by the name of Thomas Anderson who is on a quest to discover what the mysterious “Matrix” is. The movie draws inspiration from a Japanese anime known as “Ghost in a Shell”. The Wachoski brothers incorporated many signs and symbols into the movie relating

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    Submitted: February 24, 2010 By: Monika
  • Semiotic Analysis

    Semiotic Analysis

    Semiotics in film is always an important and perplexing element in any picture. In the supernatural thriller “The Sixth Sense” made by M. Night Shyamalan, extreme symbolism is used to mystify and personify the feeling of fright to the viewer. Each symbol in the picture is an important contribution to the brilliance of the film. In this film, and eight year old boy named Cole is haunted by a gift of seeing ghosts. Cole is

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    Submitted: March 15, 2010 By: Monika
  • Space Matrix Analysis on Power Protection Relay in Malaysia

    Space Matrix Analysis on Power Protection Relay in Malaysia

    Objective: Although the SWOT Matrix has been done last week, and it is widely used in strategic planning, it has some limitation, which did not show how to achieve a competitive advantage. Hence, the SPACE Matrix, another useful matching tool, is used here, to identify whether aggressive, conservative, defensive, or competitive strategies are most appropriate. Financial Strength 1. Total revenue from Engineering Project decrease from 6M to 2.5M 2. Net profit drop from RM740,000 in

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    Submitted: May 23, 2010 By: Lim
  • Nuclear Power Analysis

    Nuclear Power Analysis

    Nuclear power has become a real big topic in our country, Australia. The big debate is whether we should use nuclear power or we shouldn’t use nuclear power. The 3 articles being used to discuss this debate are, “Three strike and you’re out, Prime Minister” an opinion piece by Andrew McNamara, “Energy debate must include nuclear option” an opinion piece by John Howard and “Natural gas the future, not nuclear: AGL boss” an opinion piece

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    Submitted: February 24, 2010 By: Victor
  • Gm Power Train Analysis

    Gm Power Train Analysis

    Executive Summary Guys, as stated sa syllabus, this can be done after we have finalized our analysis. =) Problems/Key Issues: 1. In an attempt to achieve QS 9000 certification as well as reduce processing steps, the plant needed to undergo major renovations and training. for its plant space, equipment and people. –Agree with this, but my supporting arguments here is that, Applying for the QS 9000 certification is a good step to maintain high standard

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    Submitted: May 1, 2011 By: nishelcarlo02
  • Analysis of a Letter by Martin Luther King Junior

    Analysis of a Letter by Martin Luther King Junior

    Martin Luther King Jr.: A Question Of Ethics A Letter from Birmingham Jail" was penned as a response to a letter that criticized Martin Luther King Jr. written by eight high ranking clergymen. Although King's letter was addressed as a reply to these clergymen, the real audience was the "white moderate" - otherwise known as middle class America (King et al 106). By gaining the support of this majority group, King knew that the civil

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    Submitted: December 1, 2008 By: Jessica
  • Analysis and Context of Bob Marley's Lyrics

    Analysis and Context of Bob Marley's Lyrics

    Analysis and Context of Bob Marley's Lyrics A lifetime of inspiration and struggle is depicted through a poster I acquired not to long ago. The portrait is Bob Marley. The image is freedom. This sense of freedom can be, and is, achieved through his music, powered by his music, and inspired by his music as it relates to the social injustices in early white imperialism. An illusion of the creation of a human life is

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    Submitted: December 4, 2008 By: Tasha
  • Critical Analysis of "the Necklace" Short Story

    Critical Analysis of "the Necklace" Short Story

    Critical Analysis of "The Necklace" Short Story The short story, The Necklace, by Guy De Maupassant, follows the life of a woman and her husband living in France in the early 1880's. The woman, Mathilde, is a very materialistic person who is never content with anything in her life. Her husband, a lowly clerk in the Ministry of Education, is not a rich man, but he brings home enough to get by. He enjoys the

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    Submitted: December 4, 2008 By: Tasha
  • Critical Analysis of "the Minister's Black Veil"

    Critical Analysis of "the Minister's Black Veil"

    Critical Analysis of "The Minister's Black Veil" The small, early American town that the story "The Minister's Black Veil" takes place in is a quite provincial town. Its inhabitants are normal people who, when confronted with a foreign entity, respond with ignorance. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses symbolism and a black veil to convey his message of the incorrectness of early American actions towards things of a foreign nature. The black veil symbolized the all too familiar

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    Submitted: December 4, 2008 By: Tasha
  • Analysis of James Hurst's Essay, "the Scarlet Ibis"

    Analysis of James Hurst's Essay, "the Scarlet Ibis"

    Analysis of James Hurst's Essay, "The Scarlet Ibis" Dante Alighieri once said, "Avarice, envy, pride, three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of all on Fire." In the short story УThe Scarlet IbisФ by James Hurst, it shows how pride can be beneficial in some ways, and harmful in other ways. The story starts out as the narrator of the story has a recollection of his past when his younger brother Doodle was still alive.

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    Submitted: December 4, 2008 By: Tasha
  • Analysis of Martin Luther King's Letter from Birmingham Jail

    Analysis of Martin Luther King's Letter from Birmingham Jail

    Analysis of Martin Luther King's Letter from Birmingham Jail First Martin Luther King effectively makes use of logos throughout his letter. He clarifies all of the reasons for his arguments and supports them well. His arguments are also logical in their appeal. For example, in the beginning of his letter he gives a response to the clergymen's claim that the demonstrations were unwise and untimely. He states that the Negro community had no alternative except

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    Submitted: December 4, 2008 By: Tasha
  • Critically Evaluation of Porter's Five Forces, Value Chain Analysis, Balanced Scored Card

    Critically Evaluation of Porter's Five Forces, Value Chain Analysis, Balanced Scored Card

    Critically evaluation of Porter's five forces, Value Chain Analysis, Balanced Scored Card Given the demands of today's competitive and dynamic environment, it is quite challenging to understand strategic issues facing organizations and develop the capability for long term organizational success. This report aims to present a critically analysis of three frameworks across organizations: Porter's Five Forces, Value Chain and Balanced Scorecard. Such critical evaluation includes identifying the benefits and limitations of three frameworks and considering

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    Submitted: December 4, 2008 By: Victor
  • Analysis of Plato's "the Allegory of the Cave"

    Analysis of Plato's "the Allegory of the Cave"

    Analysis of Plato's "The Allegory of the Cave" The moist air of the cave hovers in a homeostatic manner around the manТs conditioned skin. He sits, staring at the flat, cold surface of rock in front of him. Nothing that he sees surprises him. He just stares blankly at the recurrent shadows dancing in a dull glow. He is motionlessly caught in a state of a calm, content trance. The cold chains around his neck

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    Submitted: December 4, 2008 By: Victor
  • Suzuki Motor Company Market Strategy Analysis

    Suzuki Motor Company Market Strategy Analysis

    Analysis of marketing strategy of Suzuki Motor Company, Ltd. (Suzuki) Company Background: Michio Suzuki founded Suzuki Loom Works, a privately owned loom manufacturing company, in 1909 in Hamamatsu, Japan. In 1952, the company began manufacturing and marketing a 2-cycle, 36 cubic centimeter (cc) motorcycle, which became so popular that in 1954 the company introduced a second motorcycle and changed its name to Suzuki Motor Company, Ltd. (Suzuki).In 1985, American Suzuki opened its automotive division and

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    Submitted: December 5, 2008 By: Fonta
  • Analysis of Robert Zemeckis - Contact

    Analysis of Robert Zemeckis - Contact

    The Warner Bros. movie Contact, based on the novel by famous Astronomer Carl Sagan, is a fascinating journey through the human mind and attempts to answer the question that humans have been asking since the dawn of time "Are we alone in the Universe?" The movie describes with amazing accuracy the lives of astronomers and researchers who work for the SETI program and other similar projects that explore the possibilities of receiving extra terrestrial radio

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    Submitted: December 6, 2008 By: Steve
  • Adolf Hitler's Rise to Power

    Adolf Hitler's Rise to Power

    Adolf Hitler's Rise to Power Adolf Hitler's rise to power began in 1919. After World War I, he joined the Nazi's and was soon in control of them. Hilter won the people's trust by saying his goals were to make Germany as powerful as it was before, if not more. Hitler ruled Germany as a dictator from 1933-1940. His real plan was to turn Germany into a real war machine. He achieved that goal. He

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    Submitted: December 6, 2008 By: Monika
  • The Crucible: Reverend Hale Character Analysis

    The Crucible: Reverend Hale Character Analysis

    Reverend Hale's character is dramatically changed throughout Arthur Miller's play: The Crucible. In the very beginning of the play, Hale appears strong and resolute. He is seen as all knowing, even holy. As the play progresses, Hale's own insecurities prompt the citizen's slow descent of reverence for him. In Act One, Hale arrives in Salem to try to resolve the problem surrounding the sleeping girls and witchcraft. His arrival stirs up the town, and they

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    Submitted: December 8, 2008 By: Fatih
  • Style Analysis of "the Company Man"

    Style Analysis of "the Company Man"

    Style Analysis of "The Company Man" In "The Company Man," the main character, Phil, literally works himself to death after decades of hard work and dedication to his company. Ellen Goodman, a columnist, wrote this newspaper article in order to show that hard work does not always have its benefits. In life, we must slow down from our hectic schedules to appreciate life itself. The vivid diction describes the sarcasm that Goodman has towards Phil.

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    Submitted: December 8, 2008 By: Fatih
  • Short Story Analysis of "araby" by James Joyce

    Short Story Analysis of "araby" by James Joyce

    Short Story Analysis of "Araby" by James Joyce In James Joyce's short story "Araby," the main character is a young boy who confuses obsession with love. This boy thinks he is in love with a young girl, but all of his thoughts, ideas, and actions show that he is merely obsessed. Throughout this short story, there are many examples that show the boy's obsession for the girl. There is also evidence that shows the boy

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    Submitted: December 8, 2008 By: Mikki
  • A Critical Analysis of Hamlet

    A Critical Analysis of Hamlet

    Why is Shakespeare considered to be one of the greatest playwrights of his time? Shakespeare lived in the Elizabethan era and had to write for an Elizabethan audience and theater. By today's standards, this was no picnic in the park. Under those circumstances, he wrote some of the greatest works in history. These works, still popular today, prove him to be a consummate dramatist. Shakespeare knew how to craft dramatic scenes full of external and

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    Submitted: December 11, 2008 By: Fatih
  • Analysis of Hamlet's Emotional Character

    Analysis of Hamlet's Emotional Character

    Disillusionment. Depression. Despair. These are the burning emotions churning in young Hamlet's soul as he attempts to come to terms with his father's death and his mother's incestuous, illicit marriage. While Hamlet tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered idealism, he consciously embarks on a quest to seek the truth hidden in Elsinore; this, in stark contrast to Claudius' fervent attempts to obscure the truth of murder. Deception versus truth; illusion versus reality.

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    Submitted: December 11, 2008 By: Fatih

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