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  PoS   WORD HIS EDU SOC LAW HUM PHIL SCI MED BUS
1  J    STRUCTURED 105 362 455 63 166 141 266 202 29
2  N    EMPOWERMENT 242 255 381 115 96 132 55 150 37
3  R    PRESENT 208 78 177 157 112 151 350 87 18
4  J    IRREGULAR 99 33 122 46 92 52 390 126 9
5  J    TRANSITIONAL 312 86 189 213 152 91 117 45 5
6  N    COLLABORATOR 170 62 107 72 93 113 562 26 16
7  N    PROMINENCE 204 40 142 101 182 137 198 73 10
8  N    MULTITUDE 123 54 148 84 135 168 195 48 16
9  V    DEGRADE 92 14 104 104 48 98 515 75 12
10  N    VITALITY 164 48 133 96 177 152 91 114 15
 

as these three films are, they have one thing in common: each deals with the desire to be something one is not. The Talented Mr. Ripley tells the story of an impoverished young man who is sucked into the world of what Robin Leech would call the lifestyles of the rich and famous. He is so dazzled by the luxurious existence of an expatriate American in Italy that he eventually murders him and uses his talent for mimicry and forgery to take his victim's place in Rome. Based on a true story, Boys Don't Cry portrays the brief and sad life of Teena Brandon, a girl confused about her sexual identity, who re-creates herself as Brandon Teena, a teenage boy who actually manages to have a love affair with a woman. Though the film focuses on the character of Brandon Teena, it succeeds in giving a poignant portrait of the depressing lives of a representative group of lower-class Americans, all of whom wish they could be

 
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