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    he Future is determined by one’s action in the present, So when given a chance to look at the future, people will want to come back to the present, and change their actions for a better future. In the novella A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Scrooge, the main character, is a wicked and grumpy man to start with. As four ghost visits him, with the ghost of future as the most influential, Scrooge becomes a caring, joyful man. While the all the ghosts are important in the development of Scrooge, but none more important than The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. He shows Scrooge of the consequences , and makes Scrooge acknowledge the alteration of his behavior. Although The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is the most influential spirit, some might argue that the previous spirits are more important. The first spirit was Jacob marley, he doesn’t have a lot of influence on Scrooge’s change, except for warning him about the spirits yet to come. The ghost of christmas past makes Scrooge regret his actions, and the The Ghost of Christmas present gives Scrooge human emotions, like happiness and empathy. While all the spirits have affected Scrooge in some way, the Ghost of Christmas past shows Scrooge a past that could not be changed, and the The Ghost of Christmas Present, shows Scrooge things that is happening.On the other hand, The Ghost Of Christmas Yet to Come shows Scrooge that he could decide to change his future by modifying his behavior. The ghost shows him that if he change…

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    Kyle Kennedy Nordsiek Honors American Literature 12 October 2015 Expectations Versus Reality in A Prayer for Owen Meany Throughout A Prayer for Owen Meany, events often do not play out as the characters originally intended or predicted. This motif – that “nothing bears out in practice what it promises incipiently” – is one of the most important motifs in the novel, and it is realized through several major events. Three components of the book are significant examples of this motif: Johnny’s…

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    A Prayer For Owen Meany

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    Life is filled with many unexpected situations, nothing ever goes as expected which is the definition behind Thomas Hardy’s quote. The quote reads, “Nothing bears out in practice what is promises incipiently”. Thomas Hardy’s quote relates to a numerous amount of events in A Prayer For Owen Meany mostly with how John’s life starts to unravel. The way John Irving wrote the novel has a unique chronology in the way that the novel tends to skip through different parts of John’s life. A Prayer For…

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    let the boys go to that circus in town tomorrow.” It also shows in the second paragraph where she said this and William did not answer. It states, “she usually divined his arguments and assailed them one by one before he uttered them.” It also said in the third paragraph, “His sisters in Virginia had often said that only a quiet man like William could have ever lived with Hester Perkins.” These statements, in these paragraphs show the boastfulness of Hester regarding whether or not her sons may…

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    mankind to come to the rescue. These lines give us a basic summary of the actions the student took once applying for the job. “ “Ishmael is a gorilla who can telepathically teach about the culture of leavers and taker, dies while part of a circus sideshow. The Narrator spent most of life searching for a teacher to help him save the…

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    White, writes about in his essay. The memories or experiences he recalls vary from vacationing on a lake to watching a circus, but the purpose of each story remains the same. White uses parallelism, symbols, and other distinguished rhetorical strategies to reflect on the past and to show how the delight of childhood is quick to diminish. In the essay, “Once More…

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    This revival of Titus Andronicus was an off-off Broadway production by New York Shakespeare Exchange; it ran from February- January in 2015. This production was directed and adapted by Ross Williams, who has directed many shows around the world. The show had a successful run, and all the reviews were positive. There was a fascinating twist, this productions setting of William Shakespeare’s most bloody play now takes place in a circus tent in the midst of a carnival. Titus Andronicus follows the…

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    enjoy it. The Greatest showman takes place in New York city and tells the story of P.T. Barnum who grew up as a poor boy and one day founded a circus with very bizarre attractions. He brought up the concept of entertainment even though the show was made with a lot of fake sideshows. Moreover, he had all the support of his wife, who was a childhood love, and his two daughters. There were many conflicts through the movie and they were all very well developed once the scenes and movie progression…

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    All individuals are born into different circumstances; some people are lucky enough to live lavish lives of luxury without ever having to work a day in their life. Others lack this privilege, and therefore are faced with the task of handling life's hurdles. Jenny, a character from Sinclair Ross’s “Circus in Town” and Chris Gardner, a real person featured in Jia Yang’s article “‘Happyness’ for Sale” both begin their lives in penurious situations, and both use optimism to cope with their…

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    family with a sick son and a creature that lands in their yard, it left me feeling as if not everything is as it seems and miracles do happen. There are several reasons this story is memorable. The pieces of this short story that I found interesting were used in symbolism and character. Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” is a story that I will be able to recall in five years from now. From the setting the narrator tells us “The world had been sad since Tuesday. Sea and…

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