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Transcript: By Rroku, Peter, Nikola Put first things first Synergize Being Proactive Teenagers tend to give up when they either fail or make a mistake they cant fix or don't bother to fix. This book has showed us that there is no success without failure because you don't if you don't make a mistake. By reading this book we have developed new good habits which has allowed for our brains to think success more often than teens do Synergize is to come together, in simple terms 2 hands are better than one Understanding of the world Prioritize, and be able to approach conflicts with different perspectives and designate something more important than the others Being proactive means making things happen instead of waiting for them to happen. Brick Presentation Seek first to understand If you seek first to understand then you can be understood. Meaning there is no way you can teach or say something to someone without knowing it for sure yourself. Think win you will. This is the same as thinking positive and we have taken that into our lives so we are persistent in rough moments in either to strive and win in the end As teen we want to jump straight to the end, this way is helpful in the right manor. For example having the end in mind and working towards it We do not measure success just by what we have but the enjoyment too. Ways you have changed New skills Our understanding of the world is still minimum but since taking all these effective way into consideration we have come to answer some questions we have had about success and the different ways people see success as. Main Ideas Realization of ourselves We have realized we are taking different approaches to life and in the wrong manor

Brick Lane Presentation

Transcript: Brick Lane Location: London Borough of Tower Hamlet Population: In mid 2011, the estimated population in Brick Lane was 256,000 people. Demographics: Home to about 9,000 displaced residents from around the world which creates a culturally diverse environment. Almost 58% of the population is Bangladeshi in Brick Lane. Jewish immigration continues declining -Brick Lane Beigal Bake (est. 1976) is one of the last remaining pieces of the jewish community. -Formerly Jewish synagogue was rebuilt into the Jamme Masjid Mosque in 1976. Widespread violence & racist attacks directed at Bengali community -Bricks were often thrown in windows and many Bengali's feared leaving their homes. -The tipping point was when Altab Ali, local textile worker, was murdered on May 4th, 1978. -Lack of government action criticized 1990 2000 Future Economic Rekindling Efforts -Tower Hamlet Borough Council began a campaign to enhance the reputation of Brick Lane. - They hoped to ward off commercial gentrification and attract more youthful people. Youth Culture: Trendy & Hip -Vibe bar opened in 1995 in the Truman Brewery -Nightlife revitalized -Attracting younger crowd -Brick Lane Festival Racial Tensions: Brick Lane Bombings -Nail bombs explode in Brick Lane, Brixton, and Soho in April 1999. -7 injured -David Copeland -Attack on ethnic minorities, including the black, gay and Bangladesh communities. Economic Climate The beginnings of Brick Lane -The area received its name from the making of bricks and tiles that make up the area. -The name was first recorded in 1542. Architectural development by Joseph Truman -Built a well-known brewery in the late 17th century and built some houses towards the South that also survive. -Waves of immigration (especially jewish immigration) -Culture was built off of job opportunities. (i.e. after work drinks in brewery) Birth of a new market place -A market began to operate in the 18th century and Brick Lane became a ‘high street’ for London’s Russian and Polish Jews from the late 19th century. Jamme Masjid Mosque -From 1742-1819, the space was first utilized as a place of Protestant Church by the Huguenots. -From 1819-1898, it was converted to a Methodist Church. -From 1898, it was used as a Jewish Synagogue. Tourism Industry -In 2010 the Tower Hamlets Council announced a 1.85 million pound plan to provide a Brick Lane Cultural Trail, including two hijab shaped arches and information boards. -Critique of headscarf-shaped arches for portraying only muslim culture. -Negative media led to restricted plans. Curry Capital -New reputation for curry houses. -Many options, but poor quality? -Brick Lane Curry Festival Sunday Upmarket -New fashion capital -100 stalls featuring many young, and up and coming designers -Trendy, youth culture 1970s 1990s East London Mosque Social problems -Group of micro-communities lacking unity. -Extremely poor area with a great portion of social housing, despite strong tourism industry. -As of Nov 2009, the unemployment rate was approximately 16%. -Top 3 crimes: theft, violence against a person, drug offenses. Cultural Perception and Bengali Sub-Culture -Growth of curry houses -Recent explosion of tourism, especially related to indian food industry Art and Youth Culture -Perceived as a youthful, trendy area that is often frequented by students -Hub for fashion and art -Street art and graffiti culture East London Mosque opens in 1985 on White Chapel Street -Founded in 1910 by Syed Ameer Ali -One of most notable cultural landmarks. -Modern aesthetics -Center for more than only religious activity. Offers a gym, clinic, counseling, violence support. -In 2001, another building was added to accommodate all the worshipers with the help of Prince Charles. Currently hosts around 23,000 worshipers a week. Economic and cultural impact of immigrants -The popularity of the Sonali Bank's new branch in London. -Allows immigrants to practice remittance. -Immigrants embracing both new and old culture. Gentrification -The Tower House, a luxury apartment complex one block away from Brick Lane. -Opened in 1800s as a "poor man's hotel" -Businessman John Christodoulou redeveloped this building making it into an upscale building with 86 apartments. 2000s Peter Roa's famous street art obstructed by Olympic planners. Historic Roots Brick Lane locals 1960s 2017 Gentrification of the area -Rising housing costs and displacement of longtime residents. -As rents are going up, so too are costs for stalls within the shrinking parameters of the famous Brick Lane market. -Invasion of popular chain stores -The fear of the that changes modernization may bring Fear of gentrification normalizing Brick Lane coming true? -Tower Hamlets Council announced plans to repave Brick Lane in preparation of the 2012 Olympics. The goal was to modernize and repair the area to attract tourists. -Unpopular with residents. Brick road contributed to character. Today's Brick Lane 2017 Bengali Culture Fears of the Future Pre 1960: Historic

Dorian Gray Background Info

Transcript: Background Info by Erin H. and Erinn R. The Picture of Dorian Gray Wilde was born on the 16th of October 1854 and he died on the 30th of November 1900. During his life he was one of Londons most popular playwrites. He was known for his wit and his flamboyant way of dressing. He refined his ideas about the supremacy of art in a series of dialogues and essays. He then incorporated themes of beauty and aesthetisim into his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). It was rumored that Wilde, although married with children, was gay and had a lover. Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde Pictures of Wilde Pictures of Wilde Aesthetisism Aestheticism is an art movement that supports the emphasis of aesthetic values more than social political themes. It focuses more on being beautiful besides having a deeper meaning (art for art's sake). Oscar Wilde was a spokesman for aestheicism and published many literary works and poems in support of this movement. The picture of Dorian Gray is his only novel he wrote representing this movement. The Aesthetic Movement In Victorian London the population surged from 1 million to 6 million from 1800 to 1900. There was a lot of new development in construction of new affluent neighborhoods and at the same time horribly overcrowded slums. It was at this time that london got their underground sewage system and Metropolitan police force. Families were large because birth control and contraception were not big at the time, and health improved so children lived past youth. Morals in this era involved secual restraint before marriage, low tolerance of crime and a strict social code of conduct, mostly for the wealthy. Victorian London Victorian London The Wealthy The wealthy during this period enjoyed lavish clothes, lavish homes and lavish lifestyles over all. The Wealthy Poor Victorian London Many people were less fortunate in victorian london, living on the streets and in slums. Most famously prostitutes and women in Whitechapel were killed by serial killer Jack the Ripper. Poor Victorian London Written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1886, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the story of a London lawyer named Gabriel who investigates strange occurences between his old friend, Dr. Jekyll, and the evil Mr. Hyde set in Victorian london. The phrase Jekyll and Hyde has come to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

CC405 - Brick Presentation

Transcript: Brendan Frye Femme Fatale's Themes & Sociocultural Context > First scene: >Emily's Dead Body >Which actually occurs near the middle of the films plot line > Narrative then cuts to two days prior to her death > Begins to move forward chronologically Convoluted Storyline >Master Manipulator >Seductive Innocence > Reoccurring nightmare of the opening scene and Emily's dead body Femme Fatale / High School Royalty Laura Central Thesis/Argument Kara - Social Status - Cliques - Fake Fiends - Problems too big for help "The Pin" Brick (2005) > Fake Seriousness >Forward >Manipulates Dode Noir Crime Boss / High School Drug Dealer BRENDAN: I can't let her go. I was set to, but I can't. I don't think I can. THE BRAIN: You think you can help her? BRENDAN: No. THE BRAIN: You think you can get the straight? Maybe break some deserving teeth? BRENDAN: Yeah. I think I could. Hard-boiled Dialogue > Nonlinear Narrative Contribution "Tug" > Authority Figures Can Help! >Most Popular Girl in School "All the pictures are arranged as a sequence of Interviews between the private eye and witnesses and potential suspects, which lead, after a string of false clues and the investigator's misjudgments, to a final, surprising revelation. The stories are deliberately hard to follow; we are supposed to be as baffled as the inquirer." >Sex appeal >Popular Parents & Authority Classic Film Noir Elements >V.P. Trueman (Brick, 2005) Noir, Neo-Noir, and Detective Films >Elements of Classic Film Noir >Responsible for Emily's Death Morally Ambiguous Emily: "What are you? Eating back here hating everyone? I mean, why are you judging anyone? … I had to get with people, I couldn’t handle life with you anymore" Brick uses the elements of classic film noir to juxtaposition the ‘fake seriousness’ of the high school experience with the ‘real-life consequences’ that can occur as a result. The Hardboiled Detective / High School Social Outcast Criminal Overlord? OR Suburban Mama's Boy? "Bulls would gum it. They'd flash their dusty standards at the wide-eyes and probably find some yegg to pin, probably even the right one. But they'd trample the real tracks and scare the real players back into their holes." “When the upper crust does shady deeds, they do them in different places around town” "Throw one at me if you want, hash head. I've got all five senses and I slept last night, that puts me six up on the lot of you." The Pin - Nonlinear Narrative Structure - Convoluted Storyline - Flashbacks - Hardboiled Dialogue - Personal Detective - Femme Fatale BRENDAN: "What's your play?" LAURA: "You think nobody sees you. Eating lunch behind the portables. Loving some girl like she's all there is, anywhere, to you. I've always seen you. Or maybe I liked Emily. Maybe I see what you're trying to do for her, trying to help her, and I don't know anybody who would do that for me." BRENDAN: "Now you are dangerous." - Drugs - Violence - Bullies - Death > Brendan and Emily's relationship "Help!" Research Suggesting That Girls are Just as Aggressive as Boys When it Comes to Bullying BRENDAN: “I gave you Jerr to see him eaten, not to see you fed.” > Where are the adults? Femme Fatale / High School Drama Queen > No Friends, defines himself in contrast to others > Eats lunch alone behind the school BRENDAN: "Still picking your teeth with freshmen?" KARA:" You were a freshman once." [she slides her fingers up his arm. He pushes them away] BRENDAN: "Way once, sister." THE PIN: “So Laura talked me down, why don’t we take you back upstairs to the land of the living” > Absent? > OR Just Ignored? (Late 1990's) > 1999 Noir Archetypes and the 'High School Experience' Flashbacks > Hides Emily's Body > Unwilling to go to the authorities Central Thesis/Argument > Used to deal drugs > Betrayed his best friend Nonlinear Plot Structure Tough > Rumors > Backstabbing > Social Exile Loner In-School Violence Brick uses the elements of classic film noir to juxtaposition the ‘fake seriousness’ of the high school experience with the ‘real-life consequences’ that can occur as a result. >Dark Depiction of High School >Columbine High School Massacre >Fear, Distrust, Uncertainty "I did what she said with the brick" Conclusion & Summary > Real-Life Consequences Self-Alienating Mean Girls

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