Chapter Four



Beatles song: "Black Bird"

“Blackbird” Is a song that was sung by the Beatles and written by Paul McCartneyin 1968. The song featured in the “White Album” along with other songs such as, “dear prudence” and “while my guitar gently weeps”.

This song is an interpretation of the struggle of black people and their inability to fulfill a completely free life in the 1960’s. The song contains a great amount of symbolism. The “Blackbird” refers to black people as do the “broken wings”, refer to the incapability of the blacks to “fly away” or flee, to gain freedom and independence. The “sunken eyes” represent the lack of education of the blacks. The “dark black night” symbolizes the harsh life for the black people and the “bright white light” symbolizes where the black people should reach, freedom.

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3)"Blackbird." entrypoints.com. EntryPoints. <http://www.entrypoints.com/RockLyrics/Blackbird.html>.



Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde is a movie that was produced by Warren Beatty in 1967. Bonnie Parker was played by Faye Dunaway and Clyde Barrow was played by Warren Beatty. The movie had twenty-four nominations and won a total of seven awards.

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were a young couple who took part in a life of crime together, because of a goal they both wanted to reach, to flee from the feeling of depression and boredom. The loving couple committed crimes all around Oklahoma and Texas. They soon became somewhat famous for their ability and skill of robbing small banks. Bonnie and Clyde’s victims were proud to have been held up by them, while the two criminals should have been sent to jail or have been killed.

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Charlotte's Web

Charlotte’s Web is an incredibly famous book by E.B White, which was written in 1952. It was the best-selling children’s novel of all time. The story touched young children as well as some older, because of the heaexternal image charlottes-web_1.jpgrt warming story about saving a pig. There was a ton of imagination involved in the book because of how the animals spoke and even acted. Spiders cannot talk, nor can they spell out words in their webs. But all of the imagination put into the book, helped it become made into a movie called, Pig Tales (2006).

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He discusses and ends up conceiving a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen. Along the way, friends are met and adventurers occur. The story is full of love, compassion and most importantly friendship.

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1)Hartman, Holly. "Charlotte's Web." factmonster.com. 2006. Pearson Education, Inc.. http://www.factmonster.com/spot/charlottes-web.html

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3)Carolyn and Lara. "Charlotte's Web." www2.lhric.org. November 2006. Pocantico Hills School. http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/charlotte/.




Life magazine

Life is an American magazine that has existed since 1883. It was made in New York City by John Ames Mitchell, the founding publisher. The magazine contained essays, interviews, cartoons and photographs. It was so popular that at a time, they sold more than 13.5 million copies per week. Now, Life is only distributed as a free supplement in major U.S newspapers.

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Walt ''Clyde'' Frazier

Walt “Clyde” Frazier, a former basketball player for the New York Knicks was born in 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia. Because of the policy of racial segregation, many colleges did not admit black people and his career options were limited. In result of the segregation, he right away commenced his basketball career. Frazier was drafted by the New York Knicks and soon received the nickname “Clyde”. The reason for his given name was because he wore a similar hat to Warren Beatty who played Clyde Barrow in the 1967 movie, Bonnie and Clyde.
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3)Raphael, Dick. "Walt Frazier." nba.com. 2006. NBA. <http://www.nba.com/history/players/frazier_summary.html>.