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    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 -"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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    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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    Sink Or Swim Analysis

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    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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    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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    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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    Thomas Drake Jr. LIT 106 Professor Edward Kihn Short Paper Response Assignment 1 Question 1 Characterize some of the major changes from filmed “actualities” to early narrative cinema (5%): The characteristics of the major changes from filmed “actualities” to early narrative cinema began in the early 1900’s. An actuality film is a non-fiction film portraying footage through a real event. A narrative cinema was a fictional film presenting the audience a story. The audience’s attention…

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    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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    Hollywood cinema is widely viewed as narrative with most viewers seeing films only as entertainment and nothing else. And most movies are for entertainment, providing a story with a narrative form or also called Classical Hollywood Cinema. This includes forms of narration, sound, editing, cinematography, etc. Anything you find in the normal classical cinema such as the Marvel movies, Disney movies, or the endless remakes of Planet of the Apes movies. All these films are similar in style because…

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    Narratives, which include scripts, stories, and personal narratives play a significant role in helping children develop skills for understanding higher-level language forms and connecting with peers and adults (Nelson, 2010) The Scaffolded Narrative Method will be used to increase George’s ability to narrate. During this interactive teaching strategy, George will receive the level of support needed while working as independently as possible. “A student who is an independent writer can be in the…

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