Film As Mirror In Hitchcock'S Vertigo

  • Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo

    Reginald Beauvoir Mrs. Pellegrini IM1401 10/14/2012 Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo While researching film made in the Nineteenth Century I found that the use of technology brought new idea and cause a revelation that effected movie goer worldwide. The following time line shows how each innovation had an effect on the technology that was introduce in that time period. The expectation of movie goers was high as a result the film makers came up with new way of composing motion picture on the big screen

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  • Mirror

    Mirror Rosalind Sledge ENG 125: Introduction to Literature Instructor Michelle Pinkard November 5, 2012 Mirror by Sylvia Plath is a poem that focuses on the purpose and existence of a mirror. The mirror is showed to be the speaker of the poem by in the beginning, describing itself and explaining its character as though it is human. One is able to feel emotion by understanding the important qualities it possesses. The mirror also metaphors itself as a lake and tells the important relationship

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  • Mirror

    Foundation (6 hours) COMM 101: Communication Foundations I COMM 102: Communication Foundations II II. Specialization (9 hours) A. Media COMM 225: Science Writing and Editing COMM 325: Communicating Science Using Digital Media COMM 330: Science and Film COMM 270: Introduction to Public Relations COMM 334: Video Editing COMM 430: Documentary and Corporate Video COMM 439: Special Topics in Media B. Health Communication and Public Policy COMM 240: Health Communication COMM 242: Writing in the

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  • Film

    The scholarly literature has shown that Black men academically underperform all groups throughout the educational pipeline (Hood, 1992; Jackson, 2003; Polite, 1994; Watson & Hodges, 1991).  Jameson (1991) explains that film can be a useful vehicle for unveiling harsh realities about the lived experiences of sundry people.  In Boyz N The Hood (1991), John Singleton offers an alarming account of the survived experiences of Black people, particularly Black men, in a poverty-ravaged

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  • Mirror

    her changing body and the hope of something different. “It’s dropping food coloring in your eyes to make them blue and suffering their burn in silence. It’s popping a bleached white mop head over the kinks of your hair and primping in front of the mirrors that deny your reflection.” (9-10) she is experiencing what is it too become a black women in her society.

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  • A Mirror Image

    Thomas Manning Nancy Blair Art Appreciation November 19, 2010 A Mirror Image With the use of black cutouts Kara Walker is able to depict images that create challenging questions about power, race and sex. In her work You Do her simple powerful style asks some of these questions. It is through this style that Kara Walker shows that art can be powerful with the use of only a few elements in design. In a representational work of art, Kara Walker shows how the use of multiple line styles

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  • Broken Mirrors

    Broken Mirror: The Mirror Neuron System and the Salience Landscape Dysfunction Pamela H. Crittenden University of Maryland University College The Mirror Neuron System and the Salience Landscape Dysfunction This paper will summarized and critique the important points discussed by Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Lindsay M. Oberman in the article “The Theory of Autism”. Support and expansion of the ideas presented will be discussed. Several points in

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  • Rear Window Film Analysis

    Rear Window Film Review Dawn B ARTS/100 Introduction to the Visual and Performing Arts June 24, 2013 Alfred Hitchcock was considered the master of suspense, and with very good reason. Hitchcock had a very productive film making career in which he made 53 major films. His production of Rear Window, a movie based on the short story by Cornell Woolrich titled, “It Had to be Murder” ("A Work In Progress,” 2013) is one of his most famous. I have seen Rear Window

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  • Mirror Traffic

    http://altohio.com/mirror-traffic Mirror Traffic, the fifth release from Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks is the glorious distillation of the S.M. oeuvre. Produced by Beck Hanson, the album maintains the lanky looseness of former Jicks-backed offerings even as its songs are condensed down to their respective essences—several tracks clock in at less than three minutes, a stark contrast to previous records where 10-minute guitar odysseys were becoming common. Much like Bob Dylan’s twenty-first century

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  • Film

    Choosing a film to watch can be very personal and emotional. When I choose a film I always go with how I am feeling that day, whether I am sad and want to cry, happy and want to laugh, have a lot of energy and want to see an action film it all depends on how I am feeling at the moment. Other than how I am feeling, there are also a lot of different things that make a film enjoyable for me and very unenjoyable. When I go to see a movie I will take a fair amount of time to decide what movie to see

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  • Blame on Nothingness - Vertigo

    Nothingness Abject: A Rereading of Vertigo “In a male libidinal economy… the only good woman is a dead woman.” Slavoj Zizek, A Pervert’s Guide to Cinema Robin Wood began his landmark studies, Hitchcock’s Films (1965), with the rhetorical question, “Why should we take Hitchcock seriously?” Yet it was also Wood himself who revised the question in 1983. He asks, “Can Hitchcock be saved for feminism?” While there is no denying the brilliance of Hitchcock’s subjective camera and his skillful

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  • A Different Mirror

    A Different Mirror Q1-Takaki: Ronald Takaki dissects the role of ideology in the process of racial domination. Chapter two provides an introduction to The Temptest; which is William Shakespeare’s theatrical production that Takaki used to parallel the dominant group’s ideology of different ethnic groups. The summarized storyline focuses on how “Prospero [who] was sent into exile with his daughter, took possession of an island inhabited by Caliban, and plotted to redeem himself” (Page 28). Prospero

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  • Films

    A major change that has occurred in the development of film is the linearity of narrative. The history of film spans over one hundred years ago, with classical narrative emerging in Hollywood around the nineteen thirties. The classical narrative period had a strong emphasis on linearity and coherence, where characters where goal centred and consistent in personality and action. In the nineteen sixties a change began to emerge in Hollywood, with Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960) breaking the editing

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  • Film

    century now, film has risen as a medium of choice to present war information. War films has risen as a genre particularly depicting warfare using themes and concepts such as naval, air or land battles. War films also focus on the themes of prisoners of war, covert operations and military training. War films do not always, however, depict battles. Sometimes, war films may choose to focus on the day to day military or civilian life in wartime without necessarily depicting battles. War film may be fictional

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  • Film

    What made this a “good” story? The beginning of the film when the narrator was describing the background of Iran, the people, the Shah and the current leader. This was very informative because it educated me on certain events and how the people of Iran felt about the Shah. What the Shah put everyone who was a citizen of Iran through and how America gave him asylum but he was dying of cancer so they really didn’t feel the need to give him back. The people of Iran wanted him to come back so he

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  • Film Sound

    Term Paper: Film Sound Katayoun Nawabi University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill On my honor, I have neither given nor received aid in completing this assignment. ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________ Katayoun Nawabi In analyzing film, critics constantly gloss over the importance of the use of sound. Those critics that do touch on the function of sound often underestimate its role in the overall impact of the film as a whole

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  • Film Critique 4 Arth 334

    Understanding Movies Film Critique # 4 John Cruz University of Maryland University College ARTH334/ 5160 August 11, 2013 VERTIGO I do not whether I like this film or not. I say this because, the film had a dark yet dry feeling to me. I am not saying that the story was not good. Somehow the film’s sound and effects and plot did not really capture my attention. That being said, I thought that the film had many good qualities to make it a great film for this time. The acting was pretty dry

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  • Understanding Movies Film Critique # 4

    Understanding Movies Film Critique # 4 University of Maryland University College ARTH334/ 5160 August 11, 2013 VERTIGO I do not whether I like this film or not. I say this because, the film had a dark yet dry feeling to me. I am not saying that the story was not good. Somehow the film’s sound and effects and plot did not really capture my attention. That being said, I thought that the film had many good qualities to make it a great film for this time. The acting was pretty dry, by that

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  • Vertigo

    In Hitchcock’s film, Vertigo, The story revolves around the main character, Scottie who is the detective in the film that has a fear of heights known as acrophobia and his relationships with Madeleine, who is the wife of Scottie’s class mate Gavin Elster, and Midge, Scottie’s old college friend. Hitchcock uses camera work such as profile shots of Madeleine and full shots of Midge to emphasize on the fact that even though one is secretive, she dictates the main character while the other is like an

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  • Vertigo and Laura

    Both Vertigo and Laura raise the idea of masculinity, and it's place and role in society and character. The relationships in both films, particularly those between the male protagonists and women, highlight the differing ideas of masculinity. The character of Scottie in Vertigo highlights how relationship with women can greatly effect the idea of masculinity, whereas this is reversed in Laura, when the title character Laura shows how she greatly changes the concept of masculinity through three differing

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  • Mirror Neurons

    Spring 12 Mirror Neurons In Motor and Social Acts The authors who ushered in what might be considered the most critical finding of 21st century neuroscience to date—the discovery of mirror neurons (MNs)—contend that MNs underlie simulation theories of action understanding and mindreading (Gallese & Goldman, 1998); Gallese et al., (2004). The mechanism that allows mirroring of action is referred to as the ‘direct-matching hypothesis,’ (Rizzolatti et al., 2001), and the claim is based on the

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  • Mirror Nuerons

    shifting theory in the form of mirror neurons would surely be scrutinized more than most, as the potential of such a theory has implications across many a field in psychology. However the concept of mirror neurons may have the potential to increase any understanding of how human and animal brains may function. Furthermore, in order to discuss possible implications of mirror neurons this essay has firstly presented a detailed description for the concept of mirror neurons, supporting any explanation

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  • Medea in the Mirror

    the story Medea in the Mirror in the early 60’s (during the Cuban revolution). The play shares some very similar themes with the Roman myth of Medea written by Euripides. Medea in the Mirror furthermore represents Latin American plays based on Greek novels, because they all contain a sequence of similar elements such as, the outline of both plot, the task of the characters and the intrusion of songs. It can therefore be concluded that Jose Triana wrote Medea in the Mirror to shed light on the racial

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  • Film

    She-Devil Introduction to Film She-Devil “I’ve worked so hard for! You’re bad mother, a lousy wife, a terrible cook! In fact, have you looked in a *mirror* recently?! I don’t even know you’re a woman. You know what you are? You’re a She-Devil!” I’m sure there many women how have seen She-Devil starring Rosanne Barr as Ruth Patchett, Ed Begley Jr. as Bob Pactchett and Meryl Streep as Mary Fisher said, “That couldn’t have been me.” The screenplay for the 1989 movie was written by Susan Seidelman

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  • Film

    Scream 2 Elements of Design Scream 2 Elements of Design I chose the movie clip from the film Scream 2. In this clip there is a movie preview of the movie Stab which is based on the book written by the reporter Gail Weathers from Scream 1. The setting is dark and rowdy with people running around joking. Some movie goers are dressed in the slasher attire complete with the mask and carrying plastic knives. They all seem to be horsing around, running, throwing popcorn, and emulating the

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  • Film

    genre Children’s work and then the sub-genre Animation. With it being an animated film it was based around voice overs for the different characters involved. The character list as follows: It was stated that “Information in the MPAA/PCA Collection at the AMPAS Library indicates that producer Walt Disney had registered the title Cinderella with the MPPA by 1930, and a modern "making of" documentary about the film, which accompanied its 1995 video release, notes that Disney, who had previously made

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  • Film

    Film Analysis Paper James Smith MU14ELC05B Hum/150 STACY DAVIES The film Fruitvale Station is the story of twenty-two year old Oscar Grant III. The films plot is Oscar just wants to be a better person then he was the previous year. He lived in and out of jail. His mother hated to see him in jail because she felt like he was wasting his life and his daughter’s life. Her last visit to the jail him and his mother argued and had their disagreements. That same day a man in jail also picked a fight

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  • Medea in the Mirror

    English 144 6 – 3 – 2011 Medea in the Mirror The story Medea in the Mirror was written by Jose Triana in the early 60s during the period of the Cuban revolution. The play clearly explores some thoughts similarly to the Roman edition of Medea myth written by Euripides. Medea in the Mirror furthermore represents Latin American plays base on Greek novels, because they all contain a sequence of similar elements

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  • Films

    reviews and roaring box office success, says he chooses a film on the basis of the script and not box office prospects. "PK", which came out Friday, has managed to gross Rs.95.21 crore in three days. When asked if it is true that he chooses films on the basis of box office prospects, Aamir said: "It's a very unfortunate trend because the moment creative people start thinking about numbers, then the shadow of the numbers influences the kind of film they choose and pick." If the team of Aamir, director

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  • Film

    “Hitchcock and Race: Is the wrong man a white man ?”, Jonathan Cavallero analysis the use of race in Hitchcock’s films. Cavallero writes “Implicit in many of these films is the idea that perceptions, including those based in race, can be deceiving. Nonetheless, Hitchcock almost always upholds the dominant culture’s widely held beliefs of racial difference even as he questions them.” (Cavallero, 10). In the film The Man Who Knew Too Much, a woman is very suspicious of the dark skinned people around her,

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  • Mirror Social

    Marilene Metayer The Social Mirror Assignment 1. What would others say about you that is generally positive? I am a generous person, I love to help someone that’s in need. My family and close friend would say I am to kind for my own good but I am a hard worker and I do not give up very easily. 2. What “constructive suggestions” would others offer to help you improve or change? I don’t have what you call a back bone, I don’t like to say no especially if I can help. My family or friend will

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  • No Mirror, No Problem

    “No Mirror, No Problem” I set out to change something about myself. Now, believe me, this is much easier said than done. Especially if you’re someone like me that has a million and one things you’d like to change about yourself, and you’re in denial about pretty much all of them. It’s like picking a meal off a menu that you hate everything on. Though, after some reflection, I thought up something interesting and seemingly challenging. That’s where my journey began. I was walking around my house

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  • Social Mirror

    The Social Mirror Assignment 1. What would others say about you that is generally positive? I think people would say that am a kind, helpful, empathetic, caring, respectful, and resourceful. This is hard to describe I would hope that people have a good perception of me. As stated in our text book “all of us have a view of ourselves but that view is not always accurate. When it is not accurate we often get in the way of ourselves,” (DeJanasz, Dowd & Schneider, 2015, p6). I find this statement

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  • Mirrors

    What Hides Behind the Mirror? If you were to tell me to pick an object that represents what I am today, I would not be able to; I feel that I am still growing and developing as a person. At this point, I do not really know what I am or what I represent. I can surely though pick out an object that represents certain time period in my life. As weird as it might sound, I find that a mirror would best represent this time in my life. While getting ready to start my day every morning, it beings about

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  • A Brief History of Film Music

    Charlie Chaplin composed his own music for City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936) and Limelight (1952). That was the exception, and few film-makers would imitate him. He wasn't clear at all whose job was to score the soundtracks. German cabaret pianist Friedrich Hollaender scored Josef von Sternberg's Der Blaue Engel/ The Blue Angel (1930), which included Marlene Dietrich's signature tune Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss auf Liebe Eingestellt/ Falling In Love Again. Von Sternberg kept changing musicians:

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  • Film Study

    characterized as melodramas, they address their spectators differently. The divergent (emotional) reactions towards both films are the effect of different rhetorical strategies: the first can be seen a typical example of baroque discourse and the latter as a specimen of mannerist discourse. The reference to the terms melodrama, mannerism and baroque does not imply that these films are just formal repetitions of historical periods or that they thematically and structurally refer to historical styles

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  • Film

    commercially viable enterprise? What kinds of Lumière movies were the most popular? How did the Lumières' activities influence the development of world cinema? 3. What were Edwin S. Porter's significant contributions to the development of early narrative film? In what sense did Porter build upon the innovations of contemporaneous filmmakers, and for what purposes? 4. What is the difference between vertical integration and horizontal integration? 5. What were the factors behind the nickelodeon boom

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  • Mirror Essay

    Mirror essay The mirror is a wisely chosen symbol that stands for the objective representation of the truth. As Plath mentions:” I have no preconceptions…I am not cruel, only truthful.” In fact, the mirror reflects the author’s subconscious, which is freed by the purity and truthfulness the mirror. The mirror has no magic power in it, but simply portrays the reality to those who use it. “It swallows” the true image just the way it is without any prejudice, unlike the humans that see things distorted

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  • Analysis of Hitchcock’s Psycho and the Birds

    There are several respectable film directors around the globe. A film director is one of the most important members of the team because he or she is the one who is involved in every basic steps of film production. Being a director needs the skill to envision how a script will be acted out, and the diligence to see a long-lasting project through to the end. One of the most reputable directors in the world is the late Alfred Hitchcock. He is well known in every part of the world because of his impressive

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  • Films

    INTERNATIONAL FILM CONFERENCE 2015 GLOBAL VIEW: Engendering Film Industry Connections 06.27.15 SMX CONVENTION CENTER - MANILA, PHILIPPINES www.ifx.ph T HE INTERNATIONAL FILM CONFERENCE (IFC) provides an opportunity for a group of international and Philippine film industry leaders to share their expertise with film enthusiasts and industry specialists. From the discussion on the newest film technologies to the value and efficiency of co-production, from the rise of national cinema to the significance

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  • Film

    Film Appreciation Final Exam The film “what dreams may come”(Vincent Ward 1998) can be described as an emotional and dramatic film. This film should be preserved for a variety of reasons. The film is aesthetically significant for its unique special effects and storyline. The reason this is so is because many of the elements produced and the Mise-en-scene of each effect and character is quite stunning. The first aesthetic element shown is the story’s unique storyline, as many twists

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  • Analysis of Hitchcock's Psycho and Birds

    There are several respectable film directors around the globe. A film director is one of the most important members of the team because he or she is the one who is involved in every basic steps of film production. Being a director needs the skill to envision how a script will be acted out, and the diligence to see a long-lasting project through to the end. One of the most reputable directors in the world is the late Alfred Hitchcock. He is well known in every part of the world because of his impressive

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  • Vertigo Essay

    it was used in. I recently had the pleasure of viewing Alfred Hitchcock’s movie titled “Vertigo”. It is based on the 1959 novel “D’entre les morts” that was written by Boileau Narcejac. Jimmy Stewart who was portrayed “Scottie” was stellar in this film as well as Alfred Hitchcock’s presence and directorial style; paramount. Cinematography, which is the combined art and technology of films and how it is created, was evident in this film (Cinematography). One of the features that Alfred Hitchcock

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  • Film Analysis

    world, for that. And I'm sure a lot of my comedy is based on anger and hostility. Growing up in Williamsburg, I learned to clothe it in comedy to spare myself problems—like a punch in the face." In middle age, Brooks became one of the most successful film directors of the 1970s, Brooks started working in various Borscht Belt resorts and nightclubs in the Catskill Mountains as a drummer and pianist. Around this time, he changed his professional name to "Mel Brooks" (from his mother's maiden name Brookman)

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  • Film as Mirror in Hitchcock's Vertigo

    Film as Mirror in Hitchcock's Vertigo Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo is a master's class in subtle and effective filmmaking - its noirish tale of obsession and loss is considered one of his best works. This is due in no small part to the directors' use of the various elements of film as a mirror. Hitchcock intends to create a sense of repetition and a cyclical nature to the life of the characters in the film; following Scottie (James Stewart) through his descent and ascent into madness deals significantly

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  • Film and Cinema

    Film and Cinema Checkpoint Art 101 Kristal Gardner 6, October 2010 The distinction of film and popular cinema can be found in the reasons that each was “created.” Both can be used for documenting what one sees and feels however there is a difference in the way that people chose to use the different aspects. Film has been widely used as a documentation of events; wars, economic crisis, natural disasters, etc. Film has also been used over dramatize cinematic movies, such

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  • Film

    INTRODUCTION A film or movie is a series of still or moving image. It is produced by recording Photographic images with cameras and now-a-days it is produced by creating images using visual effects or animation techniques. Film is considered to be an important art form ,a popular source of entertainment and a powerful method of education .Film is also considered to be a way of communication . By using dubbing or subtitle that translate the dialogue into the language of the viewer

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  • Looking in the Mirror

    Looking in the Mirror Roger Ballard PSY/250 June 13, 2010 Looking in the Mirror Measuring success is a difficult task, especially when it involves looking in the mirror. Personal reflection involves looking into the depths of one and giving an honest assessment of what is seen. Understanding what one can do and knowing limitations can lead to maximization of abilities in other aspects of life. This paper will analyze and explain my personality. Topics will include a definition

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  • Social Mirror

    Tabitha West The Social Mirror Assignment 1. What would others say about you that is generally positive? Friends would actually say I am very kind hearted, loving, and caring. I take care of my family and protect the ones that I love. I try my hardest to please everyone but I get stepped on. My sister would say I am to kind for my own good but I am a hard worker and I do not give up very easily. 2. What “constructive suggestions” would others offer to help you improve or change? My sister

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  • Mirrors at Versailles

    where force to live by treaty. Hitler knew that the Germans would not stand for this. Thus, the Treaty of Versailles led to the rise of a dictator who caused and directed events that led to the outbreak of WWII. Allied delegates in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles witness the German delegation's acceptance of the terms of the Treaty Of Versailles, the treaty formally ending World War I. Versailles, France, June 28, 1919. When the fighting ended in WWI with an armistice in 1918 there was the need

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