André Gide

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  • Edward Bloor Quotes

    “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore” (Andre Gide). This quote describes the main character, Paul, in Edward Bloor’s novel. He has trouble not only with what he sees and how to cope, but what he doesn’t see. Erik is Paul’s older brother and he finds great joy in agonizing him. Erik is one of the characters that contrasts to Paul and his eyesight. He sees what Paul does not and vice-versa. What the author is trying to provide the reader with with the motif of sight is that physical vision does not yield you from seeing the good or bad in a person. Paul may be classified as visually impaired but he can see much more than someone like Erik who is not followed around with an IEP. Paul can see many things such as the koi being taken right under Mr. Costello’s nose. Of course, nobody believes him because he’s “blind” and “can’t see anything”. Paul just quietly thinks to himself “There goes another one of you koi , Mr. Costello.” (page 64). This quote from the book shows how Paul has to keep some things to himself and laugh at everyone who doesn’t believe him. Another thing that Paul sees is a vital part to end of the story. He watches in terror, after football practice from behind the bleachers, Erik and Arthur kill Luis Cruz. It didn’t happen immediately but it caused…

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  • Magical Realism In The Giver By Lois Lowry

    Introduction Magical realism captures the fantastic side of reality ,and it achieves its effect by mixing elements associated with realism and elements related with fantasy. These two worlds undergo a merging and become one. The term “magical realism” was first introduced by German art critic Franz Roh who considered magical realism an art category. Roh influenced many writers around the world ,and one of them is Lois Lowry. This paper will discuss some major characteristic of magical…

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  • Surrealist Art Movement In The 1920's

    changed the way art was defined, this was known as the surrealist art movement. Surrealism originated in the late 1910s and early 20s as a literary movement that experimented with a new form of expression called automatic writing or automatism. In Paris in 1924 the publication of the manifesto of surrealism by poet, Andre Breton made surrealism an international and political movement. Many artists and poets such as Louis Aragon (1897–1982), Paul Éluard (1895–1952), and Philippe Soupault…

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  • Lydia Darragh

    said “A few years later the couple moved to America, settling in Philadelphia with it’s large Quaker community. “ And from the same website it also said “Although the Quakers were pacifists - and most remained neutral during the Revolutionary War - the Darraghs secretly supported the rebel cause.” After they moved to Philadelphia Lydia gave birth to 9 children but 4 died in infancy, so she raised 5 children. William Darragh continued his job as a tutor while Lydia worked as a housewife. So you…

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  • Rafael Nadal Research Paper

    Rafael Nadal is a professional tennis player. He is a twenty nine year Spaniard. At this time, Nadal is ranked number eight in the world. Since turning pro in 2001, he has won countless tournaments. A few of these tournaments include: the French Open, the US Open, and Wimbledon. After watching the US Open these past two weeks, I decided to write this paper on him because he a very well-known athlete due to a particular set of rituals that he performs before and during his matches. Rafael…

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  • The Persistence Of Memory Surrealism Analysis

    The Surrealist Movement was a creative effort to established a new style. Prominent figures and influencers during this twentieth-century movement were Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, André Breton, and Max Ernest (Dickerson 213). As a way to diverge from previous writing and artistic norms, artists began to use the idea of the unconscious mind as a way to better exemplify one's own imagination and mind. In the works "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, and The Persistence of Memory by Salvador…

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  • Music Analysis: Hey Ya !

    Grammy Awards. Written by Andre 3000, a member of the hip hop duo, Outkast. It’s music video features a live performance by a band, whose all eight members are played by Andre himself. “Hey Ya!” takes it’s influences from funk, rap, and rock music to celebrate the relationships between men and women in the 2000’s and the importance of an individual's happiness. But according to the Writer Andre 3000, “Hey Ya!” is actually about his inability to maintain a relationship, and a quest to find…

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  • Truffaut's Auteur Theory

    Now that we have a foundation for how to encompass what determines an author and how to finite our definition, the theorists of week three begin to hone in our concept to a more narrow ideology. This week centers on the larger question of ‘what is an Author?’ Janet Staiger opens this week by listing problems with authorship studies, Francois Truffaut follows with his negative opinions of French cinema and what appears to be a form of authorship existing there, and Andre Bazin closes the week…

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  • Modernist Poetry Essay

    Modernist Poets Discuss the Impermanence of Glory In the period following World War I, citizens of all nationalities faced a dark disillusionment forcing them to grapple with personal identity and the purpose of life. People looked to artists of the age as builders of morale and shapers of societal perspective, yet the writers of that time had little more sense of direction than anyone else in the midst of ideological desolation. The only thing to be certain of was uncertainty. Two Modernist…

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  • Surrealism: Salvador Dali

    Surrealism began in the 20th century in Europe, known to be the most influential movement finding its roots from the era of Dadaism and Cubism (The Art Story, Web.). As Surrealism came nearly after World War I and World War II, artists decided to recreate the destruction left behind turning into a fantasy. Fantasy: the imagination above the reality of life, which was illustrated as art. The combination of the two eras led to the creation of an art form that was unknown and out of the art world.…

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