Harper Speech – PM Addresses the G8 and G20 Business Summit

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In Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s speech addressing the G8 and G20 Business Summit from April 29, 2010 is aimed at those in attendance.  PM Harper explains in this speech, that the G8 and G20 are both to be held in Canada and are important events for the world.  He describes how the Summits will address the Global economy crisis, terrorism and nuclear devices and paying off international stimulus commitments.

PM Harper also states that over the next two years, while the economy in the rest of the world will fall, Canada’s will continue to become stronger and stronger.

Audiences – Reagan’s Challenger Speech

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President Reagan addresses many audiences during his speech regarding the Challenger space shuttle.  He addresses the Nation, the families of the fallen Astronauts, the school children who were watching and the crew that worked on the Challenger space craft at NASA.

To the Nation, he says it is a truly terrible loss and that there will be a national week of mourn.  To the families he says that while the rest of us cannot know how this will impact them, we do feel for them and are their for them in their loss.  To the school children, President Reagan explains that this is a natural part of exploration and that sometimes losses like this happen, but we push through and persevere.  Finally, to the crew, President Reagan says that there hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated and that he has never once doubted NASA and their efforts.

Story Patterns

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The Social Network

Setup:

We meet the characters of Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin and the Winlevoss twins.  This is also when we are introduced to the idea of Facebook.

Dramatic Action:

When Mark steals the idea of Facebook from the twins and they find out, a series of events take place.  The twins send Mark and Eduardo cease and desist letters, but Facebook gets stronger and more popular and Mark hires more people including Sean Parker, who turns Mark against Eduardo.  During this portion of the movie, we also jump back and forth through time to the two law suits Mark is facing. One against Eduardo and the other agains the Winklevoss twins.

Resolution:

The movie comes to a close at the end of the day where the law suit against Eduardo is taking place and through captions at the bottom of the screen, we learn the ultimate resolution of the all the law suits and what has happened to the characters since the period of time where the movie takes place.

The Dark Knight

Setup:

We are introduced to the Joker and his antics through a bank robbery.  We are also re-introduced to Bruce Wayne/Batman and learn where his life is in terms of his relationship with Rachel (who is dating the District Attorney, Harvey Dent) and that there are starting to be Batman copycats that only manage to get in his way.

Dramatic Action:

The Joker begins to terrorize the city, and targets all the mob banks.  Bruce works to stop the Batman with the help of Commissioner Gordon, but he is unsuccessful.  The Joker assassinates a Judge, the Chief of Police, Rachel, and attempts to murder Jim Gordon (who is promoted to Lieutenant) and Harvey Dent, who becomes the villain two-face.

Resolution:

Batman helps the police to capture The Joker, but cannot help Harvey.  In then end Harvey is killed and Batman is on the run.

Analysis of Benjamin Zander’s TED Talk

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The Beginning:

For me, the beginning of Benjamin Zander’s TED Talk is from 0:13 in the video to 0:38.  I think this because from 0:00-0:13 is just the intro given before every TED video and from 0:13-0:38, we don’t know what the talk is going to be about, but when we reach 0:38, that is when we switch over to classical music, the main subject of this talk.

The Middle:

The middle of this talk stretches from 0:38-19:00.  During this time Benjamin Zander talks about classical music and teaches the audience how we can all enjoy it and how he knows if we enjoy it by the look in our eyes, etc.  But one of the things he tells us is how we automatically know when the end is coming, and how with the Chaupain piece he is playing, we go from B to C to A to G to F and because we have heard these notes, our brains expect an E to end the piece.  At 19:00, we are given our E.

The End:

The end of this talk begins at 19:00.  At this point Benjamin Zander says “I have one last thought”.  This is our E.  He tells ‘After I say what I am about to say, this talk is over.’