2-9-09 - Jane Austen and women without the passion of...

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Ian Francis WRT 102-65 Mr Calvey #16 In Defense of a ‘Chick Flick’ In Gloria Steinem’s article, In Defense of a ‘Chick Flick’ , she satirizes our society’s tendency to group parts of our lives and judge them without learning about them. She bases it all upon one incident when a gentleman complains of having to watch a “chick flick.” She satirically offers her “modest proposal” of classifying all realms of entertainment in a similar fashion. This first line is an obvious allusion to the work by Jonathan Swift, and lets the readers know that the following is satirical. That way we would know to avoid something if is fell into the “chick flick/lit” category if we are male and the “prick flick/lit” category if we are female. Her argument is that just because something was created by a man or a woman doesn’t mean it can only be enjoyed by men or women. To categorize literature based on sex would leave men without the elegance of
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Unformatted text preview: Jane Austen and women without the passion of Nathanial Hawthorn. #55 The Plays the Thing: In Defense of Video Games In Ted Fishmans article The Plays the Thing: In Defense of Video Games he presents an argument for the positive impact of video games in the lives of Americas youth. He argues that video games serve as more a healthier alternative to the make believe games of earlier generations. While you may be engaging in violence in a video game he argues it is no different than the cops and robbers of old. In fact he states it is better since they player is acting out this violence on a nonliving digitally generated character rather than a friend. Fishman also states that video games serve as a source of real life experience. In the case of skateboarding for instance, by playing the game the individual gains knowledge that will help them in the real life activity....
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2009 for the course WRT 102 taught by Professor Frost during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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