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    the major plots of Buster Keaton’s The General. The General premiered in 1926 and was written and directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman. The film stars Keaton as train-loving, everyman, Johnny Gray and Marion Mack as Gray’s sweetheart, Annabelle Lee. The General monopolizes on the success of chase films such as The Great Train Robbery to create a film that seamlessly combines drama, action and comedy. In fact, these three components are so intertwined that it is tricky to talk about one without talking about the others. Drama is the first vital element of this movie. One of the major dramatic elements of this movie is its setting: The South during the Civil War. Keaton…

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    Among the numerous great silent film directors, the three that are commonly mentioned surrounding that discussion are Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and Charlie Chaplin. Having seen a greater amount of Charlie Chaplin’s wonderful work than the others, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd most certainly still got my consideration. In spite of every one of the three delivering awesome pieces of visual artwork, they shared some comparable attributes, but they each had unique differences which contributed…

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    In “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane, four survivors of a tragic shipwreck are forced to live in a lifeboat and fight for survival. The four men are the cook, the oiler, the correspondent, and the captain. The captain assures the men that they are getting very close to a manned lighthouse that he is familiar with, although day by day the men see no lighthouse. The men start to lose hope when finally, land comes into sight. In their great efforts to make landfall, the oiler drowns, despite being…

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    At the lake, Papa would back the boat down the ramp and we would both hop out of the truck. I'd jump onto the boat and Papa would release a safety strap then back up the boat until it just floated off the trailer. He'd nod when it was safe for me to start the engine then he'd park on the dirt next to the ramp. I was proud that I knew how to drive the boat even though it was just to the dock. He'd hop in, sit at the steering wheel, and we'd be on our way. Usually we'd get to a spot and he'd turn…

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    A cowboy who rode the waves. Have you ever heard of the Seagoing Cowboys Program? If you have or haven’t I’m about to tell you why you should join if you haven’t already. This Program will and was for me the best thing I have ever done. If I had the chance I would totally do it again. In this program you get to travel overseas and explore what the ocean looks like it you haven’t already. It is an amazing experience because if you are lucky you can see sharks, whales, and dolphins in the water.…

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    Have you ever gone parasailing and been up half a thousand feet in the air (500 feet)? Last summer I did. That was almost the funnest thing I have done in my life. The beach I normally attend for this activity is Myrtle Beach. This is a safe, fun, and calm territory. Parasailing may seem dangerous, but if you have the protection like I did, you will be okay. The ropes that held me could pull a sixteen wheeler or even a whale, so I bet it can hold a 112 pound little girl with a life jacket on.…

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    It was a bad hang gliding accident that landed me here. I was hang gliding side by side with my friend for her birthday. We rented hang gliders and brought them to the park by the beach. We had successfully got up in the air and were having an awesome time, flying with the birds in the air . The plan was to fly in the morning for about an hour, while the winds were strong, then we would play at the park and go in the water. We checked the weather on our designated day, and everything was going…

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    The Open Boat Symbolism

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    The Open Boat by Stephen Crane is told from a third-person perspective. The only mind through out the book the narrator has insight to is the correspondent. The narrator suggests all four men are thinking and feeling the same things. Throughout the book the oiler is the only character given a name. The oiler (Billy) has not eaten or slept in days like the others, right before the ship sank he worked double-watch in the engine-room, still he continues rowing. Any time the correspondent tries to…

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    Alexandria Creative, Caring, Protective, Loving Wishes to go to Paris, France and see the eiffel tower reams of writing songs for song artists Wants to be a singer or a songwriter for other singers I wonders if I will ever find a true friend in this world we live in I am deathly afraid of spiders which means I have arachnophobia I like to dance I mainly dance in my bedroom with the music very loud I love my girlfriend Kayla Bidinger I want to see the world, the inside of the White House, and…

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    Andover Monologue

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    “Well, I hit on Andover as the first town because it seemed like a quiet and likely spot where an old, frail little lady who owned a shop would be killed. I found Mrs. Ascher when I was in that town for personal business about a few months ago, and I had noticed that she was often in her little shop alone. For letter B, I had to use slightly different tactics. By now, lonely women in shops would have been warned about a killer on the loose, so I had to change the characteristics of my next…

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