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    Symbolism The Road

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    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 embankment from the roadagents. One of the men, who needed to use the bathroom, came upon them. The man aimed his pistols to fire at him, but the roadagent quickly moved and “grabbed the boy” and “came up holding him against the chest with the knife at his throat” (66). The man offered to let the bad man go free if he lets the boy go. The man threatened him, saying, “You think I wont kill you but you’re wrong” (65). The roadagent refused to free the boy; and the man shot him in the head, covering the boy with the man’s gore. To protect his son, the man is willing to go to a great degree even killing someone. The man is suffering with an unpleasant cough that troubles him throughout the journey. He fears that he will not be able to protect the boy for long. The man “coughed all the time and the boy watched him spitting blood” (273). This infirmity foreshadows that the cough will play a role in the downfall of the man. For example, hiding in the woods from the oncoming cannibals, the…

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    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 (www.notablebiographies.com). This is…

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    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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    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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    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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    Hugh Jackman was born in Sydney, Australia October 12th in 1968.Hugh Jackman is an actor, dancer, singer, as well as a producer. He is most known for his role as Wolverine in the X Men films,and is a very actor being used in several genres.Some genres include Action, Romantic-Comedy,Horror,thriller,comedy,and drama.He was an Oscar nominee in 2013 for best actor for his role in Les Miserables , also an Emmy winner in 2006 ,and nominee in 2009 and 2006. Two time Tony award winner for his role in…

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    England, he gave many contributions to the Hollywood film industry. For instance, modern classics such as Wuthering Heights and Marathon Man (Laurence Olivier, 2015). Starring as Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights (1939)“grew into becoming an international matinee idol. Following up with, Rebecca and That Hamilton Woman, starring in Henry V (1944), and Hamlet (1948), winning best film and actor award for Hamlet from the Academy (Official Olivier Biography, 2012). He had appearances in over 100…

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    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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    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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    The film American Beauty was written by Alan Ball and directed by Sam Mendes. The motion picture was released in 1999, and was distributed by DreamWorks Pictures. Although this movie was very controversial it won awards that include: best picture, actor, and screenplay. In this film, actor Kevin Spacy stars as the main character Lester Burnham, a forty-two year old man who is enduring a life transformation during his mid-life crisis years. Lester was living the typical ‘American Dream’; he had a…

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