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  • Short Narrative Essay On Phillips

    It was a sunny, June afternoon. The breeze was coming downward, and the sun was beating down on the back of our necks; however, today wasn't the same as usual. “Come on crew, we’re half-way up Phillips”, yelled the crew leader ahead of the tired and gasping group. I had been scaling this mountain for the last 45 minutes, and was still noticing the same shrubs, loose gravel, and awkwardly bending trees I’d seen when I started the ascent. I looked down at my feet, struggling to get a footing on the rocks below, and my crew ahead of me quickly ascending the 60-degree incline. “What had I gotten myself into?” I thought in my head. I was climbing Mt. Phillips at Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure base. Over 22,000 scouts from all over the world arrive every year for treks on 214 square miles of rugged northern mountains in New Mexico with elevations that range from 6,500 to 12,500 feet. Our crew had selected an itinerary for a 12-day, 64-mile trek – carrying a 45-pound backpack on the rocky, steep mountain at elevation of about 12,000 feet. I had prepared for this adventure for six months, working on my physical conditioning by going for 6-mile hikes at forest preserves and walking on a treadmill at an incline with a 40-pound backpack every week – but nothing could have mimicked the conditions at Philmont. Considering my history with asthma, this was more than just hiking. This was a test of my will power. From a young age, I always challenged…

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  • Short Story Narrative: The Adventures Of The Dragon

    Short Story Narrative -"My safety?", said the Dragon confused. "Yes" said the Gen, "your safety". "And, how are you supposed to do that?" Said the Dragon. "I will create a spell to protect this island and no one will be able to come in but me," said the Gen, "and what happens if I refuse to your deal". Said the Dragon with a challenging voice. "Then I shall make another spell but this one will bring you enemies, and I won't let you get out of this island, so you'll be trapped, and I'll never…

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  • A Short Story Of Adeline: A Narrative Fiction

    Prologue It only took a moment. Only a heartbeat. Only a single scream. Only a moment, before two lives were lost, a spirit trapped on earth and one girl to be both granted a gift and damned with a curse in the blink of an eye. It took only a second, for a life to change forever. It took only a second, the world to end. And Adeline’s, ended in a single moment. The air was warm on her pale skin as she breathed in the smell of cold rain falling from the gray sky above, the moon…

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  • Narrative: A Short Story

    from sleepiness, seeing as it was 2 AM by the time I parked. I clumsily got out of my truck and headed into the building. there wasn 't many people sitting in the waiting room; I guess you could call it that. Just a woman with her maybe 10-year-old son, a guy that looked like he was a part of a gang,. At the receptionist table a woman sat behind the counter with a scowl seemingly tattooed on her face. I took a breath before walking up to the scary looking woman. "I 'm here for Axel Birmingham,…

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  • Every Day The Same Dream Game Analysis

    Every Day the Same Dream is an artistically narrative game by Molleindustria. Although the narration may not be the game’s strongest point, it still plays a significant role in the representation of the game. One of the strong qualities of video games is the ability to give players the power and freedom to affect the story by making intriguing choices. In many of the games, the decisions a player makes could affect the ending in many ways such as providing a different cut-scene compared to other…

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  • Interactive Narrative Analysis

    This interactive narrative is an interactive documentary short that follows Marta Aviles, a longtime resident of Brooklyn’s Los Sures neighborhood in South Williamsburg, NY. Living there for nearly forty years, she now faces challenges with the rapid gentrification of her neighborhood. This piece documents her journey in deciding whether to stay or to leave her home. The narrative was broken down into the following structure: Introduction, The Street, The Stairs, The Apartment, The Listing, Part…

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  • Sink Or Swim Analysis

    Sink or Swim is an autobiographical short film by Su Friedrich focusing on her family dynamics during her childhood. Using the basic narrative structure of film, consisting of a narrated character “arc”, metaphorical exposition, idiosyncratic complications, climax, and resolution, it develops its own conventions that can be compared to that of a Hollywood-style narrative. The visuals and narrative voiceover are able to create a coherent narrative despite having an episodic nature of 26 chapters…

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  • Living In Uncertainty In Suleimani Analysis

    Everyday narratives: Living in uncertainty in Suleimani This chapter focuses on ethnographic vignettes from ordinary people from the city of Suleimani, Kurdistan. I specifically analyse narratives highlighting living under uncertainty, as part of the bigger theme of everyday politicizing narratives addressed in my thesis. The everyday narratives have resulted from intermittent fieldwork conducted in 2015 and 2016, supplemented by previous reflections and encounters from 2011 in the city of…

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  • Analysis Of Woman At Point Zero

    The frame novel format of Woman At Point Zero conforms to the typical characteristics for this structure. Frame novels follow a “story within a story” format where the embedded narratives, the more emphasized part of the story, provide context for the main narratives (the introductory outside frame of the story). The first narrative will usually set the scene for the second narrative, which is commonly the more emphasize, important part of the frame set up. Woman at point zero follows this…

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  • Story Structure In Film

    to jail? Worse, will they be killed? As if nothing good can come from the situation, the climax of the entire story emerges. The moneylender cancels the debt and the two men receive freedom. After reexaming this parable and identifying various parts of story structures, the parable becomes more alive and reveals something regarding storytelling. Often I equate stories with time. The more time, the better the story; however, Jesus clearly debunks such a notion. Time, thus, should not determine…

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