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    The content of literature comes in many forms. Various individuals believe that literature must portray reality in order to have an impact, however, others disagree. For instance, as once stated by English writer E.M. Forster, "A work of literature must provide more than factual accuracy or vivid physical reality... it must tell us more than we already know." The theory behind this quote is that works of literature do not necessarily have to completely exhibit only realistic and truthful subject matter in order to be meaningful. The truth behind these words are supported in the novel The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, and the novella Coraline by Neil Gaiman, both of which use details and formal features that reinforce the ideas vocalized by Forster. Set in the early 1970s, Sebold 's novel The Lovely Bones tells the story of a fourteen-year-old girl named Susie who, after being lured into an underground hideout, sexually assaulted and murdered by her neighbor George Harvey, watches as her loved ones struggle to move on with their lives all while she attempts to come to terms with her own death. Affected by Susie 's death, her father experiences extreme guilt over being unable to prevent her murder, her sister must take up a more 'motherly ' role to the siblings ' younger brother Buckley, and her mother eventually has an affair and later leaves the family. While Susie herself narrates the most of the novel from her own personal Heaven, many of the novel 's scenes are also…

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    Neil Gaiman Coraline

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    Coraline by Neil Gaiman is about a young girl named Coraline Jones discovering a door to her other life, other parents, and other struggles.I believe this book was excellent because the author Neil Gaiman,really went into detail about Coraline as a character. He wrote about her surroundings and the new things she discovers behind the door often describing every step she takes.Coraline Jones does not narrate the story but oddly enough, her thoughts and feelings are the only one’s shared…

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    Coraline Film Analysis

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    Coraline, an unhappy girl, moves to the Pink Palace Apartments with her mother and father. Since Coraline is left to her own devices, she befriends her new neighbors and a boy who lives further down the lane. Later, she discovers an alternate world—one where everything is exactly the same but seems so perfect—so perfect that she would rather live there. However, things aren’t always as they seem. Coraline has to rescue herself and her parents from impending doom. Coraline Jones was voiced by…

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    In this scene the lighting in the house is dim to show the audience the time and how everybody but Coraline, and the mouse she is chasing, are asleep and possibly how mundane (hence the washed out colours throughout the setting) this new house is to her. The lighting in the entrance to the ‘other world’ is brighter and there are far more vivid colours. It’s not as dull or monotonous as the lighting in the real world, again emphasising how uninteresting the ‘real world’ is to her. When Coraline…

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    Caesar Rodney is on the back the Delaware quarter in the middle of his famous ride, yet not very many people know anything about him. This shows that he was very passionate about something, which could have been anywhere from the Delaware militia to early politics. Therefore, Caesar Rodney was a marvelous leader because he had great political ideas, military positions, and was extremely passionate for his causes. First off, Caesar Rodney did amazing things in politics, so he was able to become…

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    Imagine a world of transparency. Each human would have full access to every minuscule detail of another person’s life, from looking up their medical issues online, to watching a live stream of every single move they make. It is terrifying to imagine a society in which nothing is kept personal, and as the inherent nature of technology continues to progress, this threat will only become more of a reality. Dave Eggers illustrates this pseudo-utopian world in his novel, The Circle, where his…

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    Isaac Slade, Joe King, Ben Wysocki, and Dave Welsh make up the popular rock/ pop band The Fray. With their first album, How to Save a Life, this band appeared on everyone’s radar. The Fray’s song “You Found Me” appeared on the band’s second album, The Fray. Eight months after the release of The Fray’s second album, the band released a music video for “You Found Me.” This song could have several meanings depending on different points of views. Many interpretations of the lyrics in this song…

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    The novel The Circle by Dave Eggers, is seen as a governmental operation that is corrupted through the internet in your social accounts, in which it lets everyone know your information and life beyond it. The main idea from it is its meaning of what is good or bad. With the data people receive throughout their lives on the internet like what they choose as passwords, or statements that they receive from banks, what they post online, and the health care or records they have all go into one…

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    Child Called It Analysis

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    An interview was held on June 1995 with the American author “ David James “Dave” Pelzer . The interview showed all the audience the truth behind David’s childhood experience which he shared in his book “ Child Called It “ . Pelzer shares in this interview the reason behind writing this book , and what message Is he delivering to his audience . - Mr. Dave , “ Child Called It “ , the novel that you wrote which had an impact on most of the audience , and is considered your best and most…

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    Throughout the story, Kavangah tells multiple stories about parents dropping their troubled teens off at hospitals and leaving. Parents are leaving their children of ages, but no infants which is what the law was created for in the first place. Governor Dave Heineman states, “Safe haven laws were not designed to allow families to having difficulty with older youth and teenagers to abandon their child or responsibilities as a parent” (Heineman 1). Parents need another way to cope with their…

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