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God Of War: Masculinity And Fatherhood Through Procedural Rhetoric, Andrew A. Morgan Jan 2020

God Of War: Masculinity And Fatherhood Through Procedural Rhetoric, Andrew A. Morgan

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

Video games and academia have a long history with one another. Academic researchers have continued to debate the extent to which video games can materialize real world effects. In this thesis, I employ procedural rhetoric and feminist scholarship to analyze the rhetorical power of God of War. I focus on the game’s immersive procedures and the performances of masculinity from Kratos, Atreus, and Baldur. These three characters all perform different masculinities, and their interactions with one another inform the game’s portrayal of masculinity and fatherhood. By engaging in violence and depicting nuanced performances of masculinity, God of War ...


An Analysis Of The Elements Of Style In The University Sermons Of John Henry Newman, George Robert Cripe Jan 1970

An Analysis Of The Elements Of Style In The University Sermons Of John Henry Newman, George Robert Cripe

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

Syntax, word usage, and paragraph development form the substance of the analysis of the Apologia. The use of subordination, repetition, and antithesis in sentence construction; the choice of words to produce rhythm and prove mood, as well as the implied metaphor; and careful blending of these elements into an organic unity which reflect not only the personality of the man, but his very thought process; these are the common elements identified by critics of the Apologia. To what extent these elements exist in the prose of the university sermons, and what other elements of style are identifiable in these sermons ...


Content And Form In Public Address : An Analysis Of The Relative Influences Of The Major Components Of Speech Upon The Listener : A Dissertation ..., Karen Beatie Olson Jan 1965

Content And Form In Public Address : An Analysis Of The Relative Influences Of The Major Components Of Speech Upon The Listener : A Dissertation ..., Karen Beatie Olson

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

A speech; whether prepared or impromptu, ought to be a communicative process. For a speech when defined as "discourse delivered to an audience,"(1) is a communicative process by which information may be given and received. Inherent in the phrase "given and received" is the assumption that the speaker anticipates that his listener will understand and respond, and that the speech will be understood as it was intended.

The difficulty present in this "intent - response" theory is the problem of insuring that the listener will understand enough to respond to what the speaker has said. In an effort to ensure ...


A Description And Analysis Of The Hearing Conservation Program Of The Office Of The Stanislaus County, California, Superintendent Of Schools, Robert Mccord Colville Jan 1962

A Description And Analysis Of The Hearing Conservation Program Of The Office Of The Stanislaus County, California, Superintendent Of Schools, Robert Mccord Colville

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to provide a comprehensive description of a school hearing conservation program that might be used by personnel planning other programs, to serve as a guide or for comparison. A secondary purpose of the study was to analyze and evaluate the hearing conservation program of the Office of the Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools in order to find more efficient ways of administering and conducting the program and otherwise improve its effectiveness.


Death Shall Die : A Dialogue For Oral Interpretation, Richard Kendall Williams Ii Jan 1962

Death Shall Die : A Dialogue For Oral Interpretation, Richard Kendall Williams Ii

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

When a writer desires to express a feeling rather than merely a fact, a strict research method of writing is not always the most effective. If one is not bound by the historical facts of a situation, he may make his treatment dramatic and greatly help an audience experience his feelings by speaking in the first person or by atttibutlng his words to some other person. Because aesthetic and emotional communication is possible only through one of the major fine arts, the present writer decided to prepare a creative thesis entltled "Death Shall Die." It is hoped that through this ...


A Critical Analysis Of Selected Campaign Speeches Of Richard M. Nixon During The 1960 Presidential Campaign, Lynn Engdahl Jan 1961

A Critical Analysis Of Selected Campaign Speeches Of Richard M. Nixon During The 1960 Presidential Campaign, Lynn Engdahl

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

In Chicago on July 28th, 1960, Richard M. Nixon, vice-president of the United States was nominated as Republican candidate for president. This took place two weeks after the Democrats in Los Angeles chose John F. Kennedy, United States senator from Massachusetts as their candidate. The nominations of these two men marked the beginning of an historic race for office - the 1960 presidential campaign. Beginning with Mr. Kennedy’s nomination in July and continuing until election day, the campaign lasted for over sixteen weeks.

This was a campaign of firsts. It was the first time two men so young had run ...


A Comparative Analysis Of The Characters Of Two Dramatic King Lears : Shakespeare And Bottomley, Doyne Joseph Mraz Jan 1957

A Comparative Analysis Of The Characters Of Two Dramatic King Lears : Shakespeare And Bottomley, Doyne Joseph Mraz

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

It has been the purpose of this study to make a comparative analysis of the most significant characters in two selections of dramatic literature: Gordon Bottomley’s King Lear’s Wife and William Shakespeare’s King Lear. The significant characters are Goneril and Regan, the “evil influence” in both plays; the two Lears, the “neutral influence” in both plays; and Hygd and Cordelia in King Lear’s Wife and King Lear, respectively. Hygd and Cordelia are the “honorable influence” in the stories.

It has been the further purpose of this thesis to delete from both plays all subplots which do ...


A Rhetorical Criticism Of The Campaign Speeches Of Adlai E. Stevenson : A Thesis ..., Max C. Norton Jan 1955

A Rhetorical Criticism Of The Campaign Speeches Of Adlai E. Stevenson : A Thesis ..., Max C. Norton

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The 1952 Presidential campaign ushered into national prominence the Democratic nominee, Adlai Ewing Stevenson.

His sudden and dramatic emergence as an important factor in world politics was due in part to his unique oratory. Dynamic in style and content, his speeches commanded the rapt attention of the American people for three intense months during which he delivered over two hundred and fifty. Of interest and importance is the new insight into national problems that he gave to the American voter as a result of these orations.

The problem is to analyze, through his public addresses before and during the 1952 ...


An Annotated Bibliography Of The Material On Stuttering Writen By American Authorities And Published In American Periodicals, 1925-1950 : A Thesis ..., Dorothy Brenton Van Camp Jan 1951

An Annotated Bibliography Of The Material On Stuttering Writen By American Authorities And Published In American Periodicals, 1925-1950 : A Thesis ..., Dorothy Brenton Van Camp

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

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A Critical Approach To Homiletic Literature, Winthrop H. Richardson Jan 1950

A Critical Approach To Homiletic Literature, Winthrop H. Richardson

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

A critical study of the literary values contained in homiletic writing demands at the outset a careful consideration of what differentiates literature from mere language. Following a line of distinction made by Professor Albert Guerard of Stanford, literature may be defined from two points of view: technique and intention.

A more exalted concept is furnished by the philosophy of James Russell Lowell, as it has been paraphrased by Norman Foerster: “Literature is the ideal representation of human nature…”

Recognizing the fact that literature involves “overtones of the soul” (Guerard), or “spiritual imagination” (Foerster), we are forced to depart from the ...


A Survey Of The Judging Standards In High School Speech Contests Of Northern And Central California, Thomas Walwyn Stephens Jan 1950

A Survey Of The Judging Standards In High School Speech Contests Of Northern And Central California, Thomas Walwyn Stephens

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

Part of the importance of the problem can be seen through the value of speech contests. One of the various means of realizing the purposes of speech education is through the speech contest, the practice of getting together with others for the comparison of formal speaking activities. The value of the speech contest was recognized centuries ago by the Greeks. “Speech contests are old devices; that stimulate a student to his greatest endeavors by a desire to win approval or victory over his fellows in not a product of this mad, modern naturalistic age.” From that early beginning contests have ...


An Inquiry Into The Meaning Of The Phrase "In The Public Interest" As It Applies To Radio Programs, Jim Hand Ludlow Jan 1948

An Inquiry Into The Meaning Of The Phrase "In The Public Interest" As It Applies To Radio Programs, Jim Hand Ludlow

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this problem is to give further meaning to the phrase ''in the public interest" as it applies to radio programs. This study will answer the following questions:

  1. What are the opinions of the Federal Communications Commission on broadcasting in the public interest?
  2. What are the opinions of authorities recognized by broadcasters on the meaning of "in the public interest"?
  3. What are the opinions of some station managers in California on the meaning of the phrase "in the public interest"?
  4. What services can radio programs give the listener that might be termed "in the public interest"?
  5. In the ...


The Importance Of The Communal Theatre As A Civic Institution And Means By Which It Can Be Strengthened And Improved, John J. Gemma Jan 1948

The Importance Of The Communal Theatre As A Civic Institution And Means By Which It Can Be Strengthened And Improved, John J. Gemma

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of writing this thesis is twofold. The writer will first establish the importance of the communal theatre as a civic institution, and then he will regard the original research material as it indicates the means by which the communal theatre may be strengthened and improved. It is hoped that this research will prove interesting and valuable to dram enthusiasts, educators, and the people of any community.


A Study Of Hiram W. Johnson's Public Speaking Technique And Of His Speech Composition : As Manifested In Five Of His Speeches On United States Foreign Policy, Carl W. Fuller Jan 1946

A Study Of Hiram W. Johnson's Public Speaking Technique And Of His Speech Composition : As Manifested In Five Of His Speeches On United States Foreign Policy, Carl W. Fuller

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

In the third and fourth decades of the twentieth century Hiram W. Johnson was one of themost important men in Ameican public life. He attained his eminence through the power of the spoken wrod; as a master wielder of that power he is deserving subject for a study to which this thesis claim to be only the plodding and inept introduction.

This thesis does not pretend to be an exhaustive study of Johnson's methods for three reason: 1. Its analysis of Johnson's speech composition is restricted to the third of the developmental stages listed above; 2. speeches selected ...


A Consideration Of The Qualities Which Contribute To The Effectiveness Of The Speeches Of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Joanna Givan Jan 1944

A Consideration Of The Qualities Which Contribute To The Effectiveness Of The Speeches Of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Joanna Givan

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

This study proposes to analyze the qualities of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's speeches as determined through a general survey of his speeches and a particular study of those of 1941.

As President Roosevelt is considered an effective speaker of the day, a consideration of those qualities of composition, delivery and audience reaction which have contributed to the effectiveness of his speeches should have value. The year 1941 was selected because it was decisive year in the destiny of our country and as such affected his speeches.


A History Of The Productions Of The Little Theatre, 1933-1935, Demarcus Brown Jan 1935

A History Of The Productions Of The Little Theatre, 1933-1935, Demarcus Brown

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The growth of interest in drama and the realization of the educational value of dramatics has developed a new place for the college theatre. Pacific Little Theatre was organized eleven years ago to fulfill a definite need and has since grown slowly and steadily into a most active producing unit, serving both school and community. Indeed Pacific Little Theatre can be taken as an excellent specific example of the contribution which can be made to campus and community life by the college aside from its main function as fundamental ground for students in the theatre arts.