Chemical Companionship in Requiem for a Dream

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This thesis presents an analysis that examines depictions of drug use as a novel dimension of sexuality, using Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream as a focal point to explore the intricate web of desire, addiction, and intimacy expressed toward

This thesis presents an analysis that examines depictions of drug use as a novel dimension of sexuality, using Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream as a focal point to explore the intricate web of desire, addiction, and intimacy expressed toward drug use. Through a detailed analysis of the film's cinematic techniques and narrative depth, this paper challenges conventional boundaries of sexuality, proposing that the intense, often eroticized, relationship individuals share with substances represents a profound form of sexual and emotional expression often depicted as "more real" than their human counterparts. By examining the sensual portrayal of drug consumption and its capacity to fulfill sexual needs, it builds on to explore psychological and emotional needs and finally frames it as a relationship. This thesis reframes the general understanding of addiction in Requiem for a Dream beyond mere physical dependency but also reveals the societal and cultural malaise and interplay surrounding contemporary ideals of pleasure, connection, and the elusive American Dream that divides people into this chemical relationship. Aronofsky's film emerges not just as a movie about drug addiction but as a heartfelt romance with a chemical companion.
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2024-05
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How Our Parents Shape Our View of Love

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Through research of watching my own family and employing the help of outside sources, I present major themes that seem to connect family with relationship and what makes or breaks them.
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2024-05
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Criminal Justice and Collectivist Culture: Analyzing Japan's High Conviction Rate

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This thesis examines the criminal justice system in Japan from a human rights lens. With the high conviction rate across all crimes as a focal point, this thesis will attempt to solve apparent issues with the system, effectively affording more

This thesis examines the criminal justice system in Japan from a human rights lens. With the high conviction rate across all crimes as a focal point, this thesis will attempt to solve apparent issues with the system, effectively affording more rights back to defendants. Various shortcomings of the system include loose adherence to the presumption of innocence, incredibly long pre-trial detention periods, and the absence of plea bargaining. This thesis aims to investigate the injustices in the Japanese criminal justice system and explore potential solutions to address these issues, if any. Additionally, this thesis will analyze these issues with an emphasis on Japanese collectivism, and how this ties back to criminal injustice. These issues raise concerns about the fairness and effectiveness of the system, and the need for reforms to address them.
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2024-05
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An Exploration of East Asian Americans in Film and Media: Renegotiating the Boundaries of Identity on Screen

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In this thesis, we identify and analyze several chosen themes of Asian American identity that we feel are touched on in interesting ways within the body of films and media we’ve chosen to focus on. We do not argue that

In this thesis, we identify and analyze several chosen themes of Asian American identity that we feel are touched on in interesting ways within the body of films and media we’ve chosen to focus on. We do not argue that these themes are the most important for all Asian Americans, but we do believe that these themes reflect some of the commonly discussed questions of Asian American identity, particularly within the mainstream middle class. In one vein, these themes underline desires and longing present within Asian America and parallel competing notions of exclusion and integration: dreams of success, belonging, and connection.
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2024-05
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2024-05
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2024-05
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