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    Deep down, we are more excited by the attributes of the villain than those of the hero. Tyler Durden is the anarchist deep down all people want to be. He is grounded in reality, is a relatable person with worldly pain that rises to the challenge, and inspires thousands. Tyler is also a villain. The reader is more excited by the attributes of Tyler Durden than those of the narrator because deep down, humans love destruction, and Tyler does that best. Tyler makes people think, review their ideology, and bluntly states the truth of the human condition. Palahniuk makes the villain in his story more interesting as a statement on the social norms that people live by. Tyler is grounded and realistic, making him relatable. Tyler has problems like everybody else in this world, he never meet his father and is clinically insane. “And if you never know your father, if your father bails out or dies or is never at home, what do you believe about God?” This shows us his unresolved issues concerning his father and the consequences they had on his mental health. Because Tyler has problems with his life and is not perfect, like many heroes are, he becomes more relatable to the reader. This relatability gives the reader a deeper connection and sympathy to Tyler which makes the reader think deeper into his words and feel his emotions. In NZ society people are firm users of the Tall Poppy Syndrome. This is where people with genuine talent are cut down and attacked because there talent puts…

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    -1- The Transformation I had a dream about turning into an animal the night before it all happened. The day before, my friend (Charley) and I had an encounter with The Wizard of Thepville. We destroyed him in a game of cards him and totally rubbed it in. He told us some sort of riddle like," You shall become thy goat and thy chicken, for then at first light you shall be transformed". Being the cool guy I am, I just said," pshhhh, whatever". And here I am the next morning with…

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    In many popular works, heroes and villains are represented as simple, one-sided characters, which is the discerning feature that represents the clear distinction between hero and villain. An example of a hero and villain from today’s popular culture that exemplifies this simple relationship is the characters of Harry Potter and Voldemort, respectively. However, in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the roles of protagonist and antagonist are much more complex and two-sided. The characters of Claudius…

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    I have never been the one to start fights or the one to get in trouble. I am always the one that is the one that mediator and try to persuade my friends to stay out of trouble. Being a villain in just a life that I am not use to. Though the thing that I could say about me that relates to a villain is that I am misunderstood. There are many villains that I believe that are misunderstood and it is the hero who is the actual evil one who destroys the villain for being misunderstood. Every villain…

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    Throughout history, society and culture has consistently evolved and transformed ushering in better opportunities for people willing to work hard. During the 19th century, the United States began expanding westward exploring and settling its new territories all the way to the Pacific ocean. With this great expansion came the need to connect the nation from coast to coast, resulting in the development of a transcontinental railroad that could transport an individual across the expanse of the…

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    Billy The Kid

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    Billy the Kid is an historical figure from the Old West whose story has eluded historians and has created controversy among biographers. One thing is sure; he has truly lived. However, most of his story told is part of a myth. The author Michael Ondaatje, in his novel The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, has improvised a story about this historical figure, with as the only starting point, his imagination. In The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, the author Michael Ondaatje uses the medium of…

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    Themes: Literary Theme as it Relates to Setting and Conflict A compelling story captures the audience quickly and keeps them enthralled throughout the duration of the read. Authors, understanding this concept, incorporate immense detail into their work in order to keep the reader absorbed. This detail launches with setting, and culminates into conflict. Artfully, master writers use these details to establish a strong central and over-arching theme for their writings. Authors such as Herman…

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    “I am a history nut.”- Billy Joel. With the media as it is today is making it harder to learn truth and querying things like, who was Marilyn Monroe, What is Berlin, and what does birth control contribute to society? Choosing three things from the iconic Billy Joel song was a tough decision, but I lucked out in the end. Always intriguing me with posters and t-shirts, Marilyn Monroe, and moreover with her famous photos and flirtatious dances on the screen. Knowing Berlin was a subtopic within our…

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    “So it goes.” These three words convey the fatalistic mindset of Kurt Vonnegut through the voice of Billy Pilgrim, the protagonist of Vonnegut’s novel, Slaughterhouse Five. The strength of Vonnegut’s novel lies in his own personal experiences, as he himself was an American prisoner of war, was captured in Germany, and then was transferred to the city of Dresden. Throughout the novel, Billy Pilgrim suffers flashbacks of the horrors of war, specifically those associated with the bombing of…

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    Literature like a Professor book and I 'm putting myself in the eyes of the character and this is helping me to understand what Billy is going through as his time traveling experiences start. I really like using this technique. Chapter 3: I’m really enjoying this novel. Billy is struggling, as he is now a captive of German soldiers in the war. He continuously has his time travels as he is in captivity. I find it interesting that the author mentions the photographer. This photographer indirectly…

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