Amy Irving

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  • Zero Gravity: Sports-Romance Script

    script, it would also benefit from further development. First, the opening scene nicely sets the tone and introduces the audience to the world of snowboarding and the concept of “zero gravity.” However, as the first ten pages continue the events are a bit slow. A lot of time is spent with Cameron, who is then absent from act two. It’s important to have a strong first ten pages. He also breaks up with his girlfriend. This feels a bit cliché, but the girlfriend does reveal information about Jake’s personality. He’s a bit of a dreamer, but never really follows through. This is fine, but make sure there’s a payoff about his part of his personality. There should come an all is lost moment, when Jake also considers himself a loser, and that Amy Lee was right (end of act two). The catalyst that moves the story forward is Jake’s decision to move and enter a snowboarding competition. However, the concern about this is that the audience has an expectation that the plot is about Jake competing, but in reality, the story is really about Jake being homeless and hiding this from his new girlfriend. The competition only occurs at the very end. Thus, the goal to win the competition feels secondary to the romance and hiding his living situation. However, Jake doesn’t become homeless until around page 43. This is late in structure. If the story is really about Jake hiding the fact that he’s homeless, then this inciting event needs to occur in the first act. In addition, the “second act”,…

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  • Walmart Deli: A Fictional Narrative

    She 's twenty-six, (don 't look it) and is married to the same man for 5 years. They have three kids together and she told me she don 't buy her kids toys. She said she doesn 't buy them toys because they are just going to break it. So that money for toys just goes for clothes. She has a very unique personality. Pretty much she’ll speak what 's on her mind and don 't screw her over. She told me she pour sugar in someone 's car gas once. Michelle started a couple of weeks after I did and she was…

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  • Masculinity And Femininity In Washington Irving's The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

    Irving’s use of Masculinity and Femininity Washington Irving 's famous short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow has many aspects masculinity and femininity. Femininity tends to dominate the short story a lot more than masculinity does, with the protagonist being very feminine. The two main male characters in the story are Ichabod Crane and Brom Bones. These two characters couldn’t be more opposite of each other than they are throughout the story, especially in aspects of masculinity. While Brom…

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  • Uncontrollable Change In Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle

    I believe Washington Irving’s purpose for writing “Rip Van Winkle” was to express the simple concept of uncontrollable change. To express change Irving used a clever fairy tale, drenched in historical truths. Reading Rip was entertaining, but unlocking the depth was not simple. My conclusion is this: on the individual level change is inevitable, the world is a moving place, but we have a choice, we can either change with it or stay the same, and even with that it is still up to the community to…

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  • The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow Book And Movie Analysis

    So, there was added an episode with the cow in the forest, with the spoons in Van Tassel’s home, or Katrina’s story on the porch before Ichabod left. In return, it wasn’t shown how Ichabod Crane helped inhabitants of Sleepy Hollow: “He assisted the farmers occasionally in the lighter labors of their farms, helped to make hay, mended the fences, took the horses to water, drove the cows from pasture, and cut wood for the winter fire” (Baym 968). In the story Irving doesn’t tell us what was the…

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  • Sleepy Hollow Book And Movie Analysis

    Ichabod is described by Irving as tall, superstitious, and greedy, he is also in love with one of his students, Katrina(). The producers of the movie transform Ichabod into an eccentric, excitable, and scientific constable from New York that is in Sleepy Hollow to investigate a mysterious triple murder and along the way meets Katrina at a party(). Similarly, Katrina also experiences a change from Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and the movie. For example in the story Katrina is described…

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  • Character Analysis Of Catcher In The Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye This is an analysis of the novel The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D Salinger. The analysis will contain Holden’s development throughout the course of the novel, as well as what kind of a character I personally perceive him to be. I will also bring up some minor characters. Let’s start with Holden’s development. At the beginning of the novel, he is an unhappy boy with a lot of problems. He is depressed and confused. It seems that every since his little brother Allie…

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  • Romantic Elements In Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle

    Rip Van Winkle, a short story by Washington Irving, displays elements of the American Romanticism, as the author depicts the natural landscape associated with fantasy. The supernatural is a very prevalent theme in Romantic literature, and so is the love for the natural landscape, in opposition to the modern life in the city. These elements help isolate Rip Van Winkle from society, in a way that when he returns from his fantastic 20-year sleep, he becomes “the local storyteller, demonstrating the…

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  • The Garden The Machine Analysis

    a long lazy summer’s day, talk listlessly over village gossip, [and partake in] profound discussions,” (Irving 32). By Irving’s design, Rip prefers a simple, minimalistic life in lieu of a productive and potentially lucrative life of labor, and he’s happy to evade any obligations at all costs. While earlier European authors may cherish these values in pastoral characters, Irving goes on to dismiss such behaviors in a way that suggests that pastoral lifestyles have no place in a newly founded…

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  • Rip Van Winkle Analysis

    America The Beautiful The setting is one of the most essential parts of a story or excerpt. It creates vivid images in people’s minds, and can aid audiences in perceiving the story in a more insightful way such as understanding why an author chose a setting or what the author is trying to tell us by using a setting. In fact, one of the most important aspects of romanticism is the setting. Since romantic authors have a dislike towards civilization, they must present and utilize the setting in…

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