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    Batgirl Vol 1: Batgirl of Burnside is about Barbara Gordon also known as Babs, who is the main character. She is trying to start all over with her life, away from all the action that she has had in the past. After years of painful recovery from the gunshot that severed her spine, Barbara Gordon has a new home, a new costume, and a new attitude. (Publisher Weekly, 55). Babs pack all the necessary, moves to the other side of the bridge and heads to Gotham’s most exclusive neighborhood: Burnside. During all this changes she is doing with her life, someone sneaks on to her old apartment and fire up everything. Babs costume and gear were not the exception; all her Batgirl appliances were destroyed. Due to the consequences Babs has no other choice…

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    Batman Kill The Joker

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    In the 2008 movie, The Dark Knight, directed by Christopher Nolan, multiple explosions occur in the Gotham City Hospital as the Joker walks down a street like nothing happened. Mayhem breaks loose as there is another possible two hospitals that he may blow up as well, how does the community deal with the Joker? Do they kill him or leave him be? This might be one of the most controversial debates in the comic community, should Batman kill The Joker? The Joker has done many Per many different…

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    Batman's hobby of crime stopping in tights has come to attract various kinds of villains but there is one who has truly made a name for himself. His name is the Joker and he is best known as Batman's nemesis. According to ("Joker comics "), Joker became who he was after he joined the mob in a attempt to support his pregnant wife. He is later pursued by Batman which causes him to jump into a chemical vat to elude the Batman but the mental strain of coming out of the vat disfigured and learning…

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    Throughout history, many cultures have seen women’s primary role as the reproducer and caregiver. What happens when a woman doesn’t fit this mold of dutiful wife and mother? Barbara Kingsolver analyzes this circumstance in her novel Animal Dreams through her childless and unwed protagonist in the fictional town of Grace. Kingsolver’s works tend to critique the accepted and expected roles of women in society and evaluates the previously endorsed notion that women’s worth lies in their fertility…

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    Amy Nguyen ENGL 1002 Paper #1 As humans, we grow up in a community of family and friends. They provide the learned values and direction that allows us to become functioning members of society who are able to help others and ourselves. It is the basis of society. Community presents itself as an interwoven network of various part and sub-parts, and every small action can create a ripple effect that may go unnoticed by those immediately surrounding it, but more clearly seen as the waves spread. In…

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    Orleanna’s House of Guilt In Barbara Kingsolver’s novel The Poisonwood Bible, Nathan Price, the father to four daughters and husband to Orleanna Price, brings his family on a missionary trip to the Congo. Their daily routines of residing in the Congo require hard work for survival, whereas in Georgia, life necessities like water and food are easily given. Although the Price family has left their home in Georgia, it is Orleanna who believes that as long as she is able to care for her family, she…

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    The Construction and Meaning of “Home” in Nadine Gordimer’s Tale of Postcolonial Africa, “The Ultimate Safari” Nadine Gordimer’s “The Ultimate Safari” takes the reader on a journey as the main character, a little girl, flees from Mozambique with her brothers and grandparents. Throughout the short story, the girl describes her trek out of Mozambique and through Kruger Park into South Africa, and details the hunger, loss, and overall feeling of deprivation that came with the unavoidable…

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    A Turtle and Some Beans Anais Nin, a renowned author, once wrote, “And the day came when the risk to remain a tight bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” (“Quotes About Growth”). In the story, The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver, the courage to bloom is one of the many themes. Taylor, a young woman travelling westward, is unwillingly given a child. Taylor and the child, Turtle, eventually settle in Arizona. They live with a woman named Lou Ann, and Taylor works at an auto…

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    The “Babylonian Exile” is one of the most famous exiles in history. The Jewish people of Babylon were exiled to the Kingdom of Judah due to their religion. Just like what happened to two of the main character’s of Barbara Kingsolver’s novel. In Barbara Kingsolver’s novel, The Poisonwood Bible, the Price family is among the main characters. The family is made up of Nathan Price, the Reverend who led his family on a mission trip. That is all he seemed to care about, seeing how he never had a spark…

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    Edward Said, literary theorist and cultural critic, described exile as strangely compelling to think about but thrilling to experience. “The Poisonwood Bible,” by Barbara Kingsolver, is a novel that illuminates the alienating and enriching concept of exile. Leah Price, second oldest daughter of Nathan Price and Orleanna Price, from a young age of 14 learned the frustrating, bewitching and nullifying abstraction of exile, and continued to learn in her aging years. Leah Price exiles herself from…

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