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    The Hurt Locker

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    does his job as best as anyone can do giving the viewer the idea that there is no one better than James. Next in line is Sergeant JT Sanborn played by Anthony Mackie. Sanborn provides cover fire for James as well as provide him with “ears” while James is suited up in his heavy armor. Essentially, without Sanborn, James may as well have been on the front lines all alone and blindfolded. The third man on the team is specialist Owen Eldridge played by Brian Geraghty. Eldridge was not not given the credit he probably deserved while helping James and Sanborn. Although little was noted, Eldridge did have a few moments where he saved the day. The team of three were able to accomplish almost all tasks they were assigned perfectly. And the actors who played as the soldiers of war could have been mistaken for the men in the story, for they did such an outstanding job displaying what the men would have been…

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    a drug lord and the chief of police, Michael seeks exile in Italy. After his return to America, Michael’s brother is killed and his father dies of a heart-attack. The Ivy League, war-hero is now forced to take the family business into his own hands. Michael gives up his humble and simple life to protect the family. The mobsters in the film are portrayed as sophisticated, educated, and classy, unlike many of the mob films before (“The Godfather”). The film grossed $268,500,000 at the worldwide…

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    Magical realism is “… characterized by the matter-of-fact inclusions of fantastic or mythical elements into apparently realistic fiction” (Edison). Characteristics of this genre include plentitude, hybridity, metafiction, and an unreliable narrator. A story that shows magical realism is “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings” by Gabriel García Márquez. Márquez is recognized as one of the best authors who combines reality with fantasy: “… García Márquez, combining radically different realities, what…

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    Rashaun Richardson February 17, 2016 In the story, “Shooting an Elephant”, the narrator is contradictory in his feelings, by supporting one set of people, the Burmans, but serving another, the British. The reader infers that he can’t decide who to fight for because in the text the narrator explains the treatment of the Burmans by the English, but then tells the treatment of himself by the Burmans. For example, the narrator states that the treatment of the Burman prisoners were…

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    In Sherwood Anderson’s, Winesburg, Ohio, the author intends for the reader to sympathize more with Wing Biddlebaum, a once-proud schoolteacher, over Doctor Reefy, a social recluse. The style with which Anderson wrote each character played a significant role as to how the readers will interpret them. Readers can sympathize with the type of isolation that was forced upon Wing Biddlebaum more than the self-imposed isolation of Doctor Reefy. The accusations made against Wing which forced him out of…

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    Two kidnappers steal a little boy from a small town to get rich off of the ransom. Soon they realized that the little boy was so aggravating, and irritating that when they tried to return him they had to pay a ransom to give him back. In the “Ransom of The Red Chief” by O. Henry, situational irony is used throughout the story. Most authors like O. Henry use situational irony to make us have a sudden emotion. In “The Necklace” by Guy De Maupassant situational irony is used to makes the reader…

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    Mary Oliver is overwhelmed and in awe with the beauty of nature and conveys this through the passage “Owls” with apprehensive diction and first person perspective making the reader feel like they are right alongside her as she makes observations about the wild owls, their prey, and the peaceful flowers she sees. This apprehension is added to through the reverence Mary seems to have for the owls and the fear conveyed through that reverence in the first three quarters of the passage. In the…

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    Amanda Knox Case

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    “Knox confessed that she was in the house on the night of the murder and that she heard Miss Kercher scream”(Squires 1.) She was tried and acquitted twice, and then there was a movie made about her. Amanda Knox was accused for violently murdering her roommate in Italy in 2007. After years of being tried and acquitted, Amanda was finally released, and is now living freely with no charge. In the 2007 controversial court case of Amanda Knox, the innocent verdict incorrectly acquitted the suspect…

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    Steven Spielberg Biography

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    Steven Spielberg is known as a well accredited award winning Director, screenwriter and producer. He is known for major motion films such as “Jaws” “The Color Purple” and “Schindlers List”. Making a career out in the media business isn’t the easiest to do. Many people even go to college and major in film, journalism, etc. and never get their big break to share their work on big screens or in magazines or even publish a book. Yet Steven did amazingly well. Spielberg was born December 18th, 1946…

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    The Hurt Locker showcases the experiences of a United States Army bomb squad stationed in Iraq after US invasion of foreign soil. On the surface, the film is ostensibly a story based on the actual experiences of a journalist embedded with US military forces in Iraq. If audiences choose to dig deeper, there are multiple meanings that can be drawn from the storyline. Its most noticeable theme is established immediately with the film’s opening quotation, “The rush of battle is a potent and often…

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