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  • The Importance Of Friendship In Joseph Conrad's The Secret Sharer

    The Importance of Friendship Friendship is, by definition, a relationship between two friends. Some believe that friendships are a necessity for human life. Joseph Conrad was a man who grew up not having many friends. As a young child he had missed school quite a bit from illnesses (Kathleen Wilson 200). This made it hard to have close relationships with other children. He did however gain a love for literature and the sea from his father at a young age ( This is more than likely where his novelette “The Secret Sharer” derived from. In Joseph Conrad’s novelette, “The Secret Sharer” he uses the relationship between the two main characters, the captain and Leggatt, to portray the theme of friendship. He uses characterization and diction to convey how important friendships really are in human life. Joseph Conrad was born in 1875 in Berdyczew, Poland. He grew up with a father who had a love for literature, so naturally, Conrad grew to love it also. “His father was a writer and a translator of the works of William Shakespeare (1564–1616)” (, and this made Conrad have an attraction to writing as well. A child that grows up seeing their dad have a passion for something so strongly, it would only be natural for the child to develop this same “addiction” so to speak. From a young age, Conrad had had an overwhelming fascination for the sea. As he grew to be a teenager, this draw towards the sea grew stronger. He had always had…

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  • Symbolism The Road

    In Cormac McCarthry’s novel The Road, the man, who believes God has entrusted him to protect the boy from the evils and dangers of the world, is in a constant struggle between life and death. McCarthy depicts the man as a hardy character with a sensitive side towards his son. The man, struggling to survive for the sake of the boy, is ruthless, suffering, and protective. If he is pushed to his limit, the man can be ruthlessly violent. For instance, he and the boy were hiding behind an…

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  • My Papa's Waltz By Roethke

    not easy” (Roethke 656). What could be seen as a dance in actuality is the little boy trying to keep up with his drunken father? The constant walking movement of the father that is referred to in the poem as the waltz, causes a disarray of damage in the kitchen as he moves. “We romped until the pans slid from the kitchen shelf” (Roethke 656). The waltz the father and boy share is quite loud, indeed with lots of movement they start to move even the pots and pans in the kitchen. The annoyance…

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  • Themes In Jess Walter's Please And We Live In Water

    A father’s job is to care for his children, to keep them safe from harm. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way as is made clear in two Jess Walter’s stories, “Please” and “We Live in Water” from a book of the same name We Live in Water. In “Please” the son in the story lives with his mom, Carla, and her druggie boyfriend, Jeff in an environment where drugs come first. Tommy, the absentee father, has little control regarding the safety of his child. In “We Live in Water”, it is…

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  • Extended Metaphors In My Papa's Waltz By Roethke

    In “My Papa’s Waltz,” Roethke uses an extended metaphor, but uses different language to describe it as the poem is read. “My Papa’s Waltz” has the metaphor of dancing throughout the poem, more correctly, waltzing between a father and son. Everything from the description of the fluidity of the dance to the speakers feeling towards the dance helps create a stronger meaning behind the metaphor. Roethke uses dancing as a metaphor for the relationship between the son and the father, according to the…

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  • Tom Hanks 'Realism In The Movie Forrest Gump'

    some events of the 20th century in the United States. Through the movie’s entirety, outstanding performances from various award winning actors give this film’s involved and interesting plot a sense of realism that is far superior to that of other dramatic movies. Although many people think that the movie Forrest Gump may only contains romance, comedy and drama as genre, but it can actually be construed with many genres, it is actually a historical movie too. This is a type of movie where it has…

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  • Poem Analysis: The Blessing

    The film shows Bertie, who later becomes King George VI’s struggle through a problem he has. The film was released in 2010 and has won numerous Oscars such as, the best actor and best screenplay. The film begins in England 1925 in Wembley Stadium where the Duke of York Prince George VI’s struggle is first introduced to the crowd, where he struggles to overcome his problem. His wife is there to support him, in his struggle and to help him out. She meets many people, to try help him overcome his…

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  • Intertextual Contexts In Al Pacino's Play King Richard III

    By looking at the way composers represent the intertextual connections between texts, audiences are provided with heightened understanding of humanity’s changing contexts in shaping the values and societal paradigms that transcend in time. Within William Shakespeare’s tragedy “King Richard III” (1591), Shakespeare’s depiction of the Machiavellian political endeavour regarding Richard’s personal ambition in the pursuit of authority as a product of his deformed vessel of his corporeality, reflects…

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  • Symbolism In Lamb To The Slaughter

    Roald Dahl’s “Lamb to the Slaughter” INTRODUCTION My analysis of Roald Dahl’s short story “Lamb to the Slaughter” reveals the murder of police detective Patrick Maloney. The story depicts a tale of a loyal wife’s reaction to her husband’s betrayal. The story is an irregular day in Mary’s regular life. She makes the day turn around by murdering her husband and smartly covering it up, leaving the detectives with no possible way to excuse “innocent” Mary of murder. This short story, we are taught…

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  • Rain Man And A Beautiful Mind Analysis

    Rain Man and A Beautiful Mind are both compelling movies that explore the struggles related to mental disorders. Rain Man is the story of Charlie Babbitt’s discovery of his long-lost brother, Raymond, and their touching and eventful journey together. Charlie Babbitt is a car-dealer in his mid-twenties when he receives a phone call informing him that his estranged father has passed away. Charlie had a poor relationship with his father. He was a rebellious child and following his mother’s death…

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