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    In a spacious cove along the east side of the Hudson River lied a small town known as Tarry Town. There resided Ichabod Crane, a simple fellow who was the school master of the town. The desire of heart was to win over Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter of a wealthy man. It was short lived, however, when she turned him down for Brom Bones. Heartbroken he went to a tavern, a place he never visits, and drank the content of an unknown keg. Inside that keg was a strong alcoholic drink imported from Holland, which was way too strong for someone of little experience in drinking. Ichabod crane shortly, thereafter, fell into a deep sleep right on the floor of the tavern. Suddenly, Ichabod heard a woman yell. He then stood up off of the tavern floor, and looked around, and behold there was Dame Van Winkle yelling at a poor man with his head hung low. It seemed as if she would never cease. He couldn’t hear what Dame Van Winkle was saying, but he made out the words Headless Horseman. This immediately peaked his interest. Ichabod quickly jumped up, and rushed over to the yelling woman proclaiming “Excuse me! Excuse me!” Dame Van Winkle turned around to Ichabod, and yelled as loud as she could, “My husband, Rip Van Winkle, claims that when he went into the woods to go fishing, he saw the headless horseman galloping around in the woods. How absurd is that?” Ichabod didn’t think that was absurd at all, in fact he wanted to see this phenomenon for himself. He followed Rip back into the woods.…

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    Summary Of Foreshadow

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    Foreshadow - be a warning or indication of a future events. Ichabod sat in a room in the home of Katrina, he looked about his eyes filled with wonder and he envied all the little things about their way of life. He wanted to be rich, so he was determent to win Katrina’s heart. There was another man though that was very in love with Katrina, you could say he was the jock of the town. He was a very mystifies man always causing trouble, if there was a prank he would be the one behind it all. Ichabod…

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    Cordell Winward The songs on Ichabod Crane’s playlist would have songs about being ravenous, superstitious, and smart. The first song on his playlist is “Just Eat It” by “Weird Al” Yankovic. Washington Irving wrote “The revenue arising from his school was scarcely sufficient to furnish him with daily bread bread, for he was a huge feeder…” (18). “Weird Al” Yankovic sings about this with being ravenous with these lyrics “So eat it, just eat it/ Have some more chicken/ Have some more pie/ Open…

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    The Odyssey

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    By the time the Passat arrived, the fire prohibited the ship from approaching the tanker. The Passat’s captain reported one empty lifeboat in the water, but a Canadian Special Forces plane conducting a flyover later reported two. Although no evidence exists to reveal the cause of the fire, the fire is ultimately responsible for the loss of the vessel, cargo, and crew. 132,157 tons of North Sea Brent crude oil were spilled and set ablaze 700 miles off the coast of Nova Scotia in the North…

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    The complex nature of discovery is best explored both in and through a text in order to receive a more sustained understanding of the concept. The two approaches are closely linked and, as a result, complement each other to quite a large extent. James Bradley’s novel Wrack and Raymond Carver’s short story So Much Water So Close to Home (So Much Water) contrast the effects of the process of deliberate discoveries evoked by necessity with sudden physical discoveries on an individual’s…

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    Raymond Carver is known for writing minimal fiction; a style of writing popularized in the 1980s and heavily criticized for using new techniques. Carver’s writings are heavily influenced by his own life of alcoholism and abuse. When speaking on his past alcoholism Carver said, “It 's very painful to think about some of the things that happened back then. I made a wasteland out of everything I touched. But I might add that towards the end of the drinking there wasn 't much left anyway”…

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    “Cathedral” by R. Carver Lola Helms He uses the sense of sight to show what the blind man is deprived of, but he also uses the sense of touch in order to show what the blind man has. Because the blind man has no sight, he could not read or watch television. When he fell in love with his wife and married her, living all those years by her side, he could not see her. He had no idea what she really looked like, and she passed away without being able to see herself…

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    Cathedral “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver was made to help show people that it doesn’t pay to be Jealous. Carver shows a perfect example of people often fearing things that are different that do not understand. The narrator of this story a man whom the name is never mentioned feels threaten by his wife’s relationship with her old blind boss named Robert. Throughout the story, Robert will prove to the narrator time and time again that he is nothing to be worried about. From the beginning,…

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    In the story Cathedral, the narrator's mood changes from being jealous in a way to feeling connected with the blind man. In the beginning when he talks about the blind man he speaks in short sentences and avoids certain topics. Throughout the story he likes talking about his relationship with his wife and all of their good times. He likes to make jokes about the blind man saying things like "maybe I can take him bowling" and things of the sort. Gradually through the movie the narrator becomes…

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    In “Cathedral” Raymond Carver writes about how the ability to understand through senses other than sight can enable a person to obtain a deeper understanding with what they engage in. The narrator who is the husband in the story is visited by his wife’s blind friend. Originally the blind man has come to see the woman his friend who he hasn’t seen in years, however in this story the narrator is the one who benefits most from the presence of the blind man. Although the narrator is her husband the…

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