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    Gwen’s caravan gets destroyed during the storm and she ends up having a ‘miserable time’. Gwen’s transformed attitude and perception towards life is evident through the rhetorical question: “What do you think of me?” This quote implies Gwen’s efforts at concealing the past and an optimistic outlook towards the future. Gwen’s metamorphosis is further accentuated in Act 4 Scene 1, when Gwen is unable to take the Bex powder. “I can’t take this powder. I can’t…”- demonstrates, through the repetition of ‘I can’t’, Gwen’s changed personality over a period of time; an emotional rediscovery. Her positive approach to life makes amends in her relationship with Jim. Correspondingly, in Refugee Blues by W.H. Auden, time is a representation of the concealment of the past. “Once we had a country…you’ll find it there”- the use of a past tense, amplifies the passing of time as they ‘once had a country’ and the personas enforced actions of a rediscovery to ensure that they will ‘find it there’. In…

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    Counter Tactics

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    someone attacking the home can seek cover, and where you can seek cover if you launch a counter attack. Know distances, for example, how far from your front door to the end of the driveway, to the mailbox, and to that large oak tree in the middle of the field. Know your firearm's capabilities and know your own capabilities and of those helping you. Do not gather in a group anywhere outside of adequate cover and/or concealment. Never open any doors to the outside when there is a light on behind…

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    In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, “The Minister’s Black Veil,” there is an apparent message sent throughout the text: Secret sin of any one person has the ability to eat away at him or her, causing an overwhelming sense of guilt that can control and overtake his or her life; but can also become a necessary evil and a positive good at the same time. The image of secret sin that captivates Parson Hooper isolates his relationships from his congregation, Elizabeth, and God. In “The Minster’s Black Veil,”…

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    Deliver Us from the Labyrinth of Madness: Character Affect in Djuna Barnes 's Nightwood Language is a labyrinth we are born into lost. Only by leaving breadcrumbs, threading our subject, does one remember whence s/he came, where his/her subject ends and begins. Language may offer a solution to reduce problems into simplicity, but for such problems it conceals in language the people suffering within it. The alcoholic, the prostitute, the shameful, are made into monstrous forms by the epithets…

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    Squealer Speech Analysis The book Animal Farm is an allegory novel written by George Orwell on August 17th, 1945. The book depicts the events leading up to the Russian Revolution and the era of the Stalinist Soviet Union. The characters in this novel try to form a sustainable democracy/society in which animals can live a peaceful life without the threat of human beings. The main leaders who take action in this book are Napoleon and Snowball who are both pigs. Another character Squealer (who…

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    Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlett Letter, uses figurative speech in his writing to depict Puritan life and to show his views and beliefs of that society. This can be shown through the interaction between Pearl and the young minister, Dimmesdale and how much of a dichotomy in their actions they are but also how similar their expressed in the passage. The passage on page 96 starts off with the minister’s decision to allow Hester to keep her daughter, Pearl. After announcing his decision…

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    Throughout the play of Macbeth written by William Shakespeare, things always have a twist to them. Deception, which is defined as “the act of tricking someone by telling them something that is not true”, can be seen in the play through the main characters of deception, which are Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and the witches. Women characters are portrayed as manipulative and deceiving characters throughout the play. In the very first scene, it begins with the witches saying “Fair is foul, and foul is…

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    “I was told when I get older all my fears would shrink, but now I’m insecure and I care what people think. My name 's Blurryface, and I care what you think,” was written by the music artist Twenty One Pilots. Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, the members of the duo, demonstrate in their song titled “Stressed out” why people wear a mask. Figuratively, the duo explains that a mask is used to hide fear and insecurities from society. Similarly, the mask, in accordance to the band, is ultimately created to…

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    Black Veil

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    To conceal one’s visage is to convey that they must be hiding something. The Minister’s Black Veil is a tale by Nathaniel Hawthorne that touches base with the troubled times of having to hide one’s secrets behind a simple, yet deeply interpreted black veil. Hawthorne’s tale is strong in characterization and setting, thus leading to the tone-- seclusion. Characters are simply humans molded to another’s preference. To be strong enough to stand the test of peers is a crucial sign of a character’s…

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    Sin, to some, encompasses many wrong or vile actions. To others it 's limited to the most extreme of evils. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, many characters have different moral beliefs and standpoints of where the line of sin is drawn. The Scarlet Letter’s Dimmesdale is not sinless, as he has committed sinful acts even out of passion and protection. In the novel, Dimmesdale describes sin as concealment, hypocrisy, and adultery. He does so not through words themselves, but…

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