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    Billy Bob Thornton’s Sling Blade is a brilliant Academy Award winning film that he not only directed himself, but was also the star actor. The movie was released in November of 1996 by Miramax Films, an American company known for independent and foreign films.1 Some other famous cast member includes country star Dwight Yoakam, and J.T. Walsh known from the film A Few Good Men. Sling Blade was an expansion of the short film that Billy had previously created called “Some Folks Call it a Sling Blade” featuring Molly Ringwald. Although Billy believes that the idea for this film originated from the creation of the character he created, Karl Childers. Sling Blade is about the redemption of Karl’s childhood and the social effects child abuse has on…

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    Elsweyr Summary

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    The story takes place in a country known as Elsweyr. The time period of this story take place in medieval times. Things like dungeons and dragons. Elsweyr is located in the southern part of a continent known as Tamriel. The people of this country are known as the Khajiiti. The Khajiiti are a feline humanoid race. They have many traits of a regular feline such as great agility, stealth, strength, and night vision. This makes them very good warriors and very good thief 's. The Khajiiti are not…

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    Emily Brontë claims the fame of co-author, along with her sisters Anne and Charlotte, of a volume of poetry and author of a single novel, Wuthering Heights, which was published in 1847. Emily also claims the title of the most mysterious Brontë sister, however, this perception of her stems from the lack of any thorough documentation of her life besides her published works and some vague records. She published her novel, which did not gain literary acclaim after her death, under the pseudonym…

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    Emily Bronte was an amazing poet. She was even more famous for her novel Wuthering Heights, but she wrote other great poems too. She had a certain writing style that reflected on her past. She wrote many poems such as “Fall, Leaves, Fall,” “Love and Friendship,” and “Remembrance,” They all are great poems, but what caused her to write these? Emily Bronte has an interesting past and wrote great poems. Bronte was born on July 30, 1818, in Thornton, Yorkshire, England. She was the fifth daughter…

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    The Stairs of Life In the first act of life, people crawl on all fours. In the second act of love and marriage, they walk on two legs. In the third act of death, people walk with a cane, and eventually meet their untimely demise. Similar to the sphinx’s riddle in Oedipus Rex, Our Town, written by Thornton Wilter, includes these major themes in each scene of the play. The first act includes the theme of small town life where the story takes place in New Hampshire in a small fictional town known…

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    Desiree’s Baby by Kate Chopin. In 1893, this short story was published as “The Father of Desiree’s Baby” in a magazine. Madame Valmonde and Monsieur adopted Desiree for the reason she was found abandoned when she was just a little girl. As she grew older, she found the love of her life, Armand as they had so much love for one another. They had a child, and as soon as they had the baby, the relationship turned out to be bitter and complicated. After a few months passed, Armand and Desiree…

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    Our Town is clearly a representation - and largely a celebration - of small-town American life. Nearly every character in the play love’s Grover's Corners, even as many of them acknowledge its small-mindedness and dullness. Its sleepy simplicity, in fact, is its major point of attraction for many characters. Dr. Gibbs, for instance, who refuses to travel, thus cultivates his ignorance of life outside of Grover's Corners in order to remain content within it; his son, too, decides not to go away…

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    Our Town Play

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    A theater production has many variables to it that must come together in order to produce the best product possible. Many people would automatically think that the acting is the most vital part to a theater production. However, other things such as the props, costumes, lighting, music, etc are just as important if not even more. Our Town is a popular and unique play that takes place in 1901 in the small town of Grover’s Corners, it 's lack of props, but attention to detail in the costumes, along…

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    Our Town Play Analysis

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    Thursday, October, 8, 2015, I was privileged with the opportunity to see the production, Our Town, written by Thornton Wilder, and directed by Rose Riordan. Our Town takes place in a small town called Grover’s Corner in the early 1900’s. Our Town is presented in a much different manor than most plays today. Instead of changing sets and meticulously hand painted backdrops, the actors use nothing but some chairs and a pair of ladders. The storyline of the play is intriguing, but not so much as the…

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    Our Town Play Analysis

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    Our Town, written by Thornton Wilder, has much to say on the subject of life and the thought we put into our living. The play is packed with characters making you see a more three dimensional town. Seeing a vast assortment of characters throughout time makes the production feel real to the audience. The main character Emily who we constantly see throughout the production grow and develop not only as a charter but as a person. Emily goes through her teenage years along with George her lifelong…

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