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    Everywhere you look in life there are different sorts of symbols and conflicts, especially in literature that’s what makes reading it so interesting, the things these authors can do with words. I have chosen three different works; Survivors by Kim Addonizio, American Gothic by John Stone and, The Blizzard by David Ives. In this paper, I am going to give you some examples of symbols and conflicts in these works and my responses/thoughts on those topics. The Blizzard was written in 2006, in this there were many different conflicts and symbols that made it for an interesting play to read. One of the conflicts I found in this play was with Neil he stated, “Thanks for that. I’m still not used to it. Being so remote. Natures always scared the living…

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    written by David Ives, one can analyze the plethora of attempts demonstrated by Bill, the single male character to gain the attention of the young girl. Although the play is short in length, one can identify several interesting components. When evaluating this drama, it is important to analyze the hidden portions of this play to better identify with the characters. By analyzing this play one can see various forms of interpretation based on the interactions of characters Bill and Betty, alternate…

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    “Words, Words, Words” by David Ives is a farce play that is about ten minutes long. It has exaggerated comical situations that are very impossible. It is an act of the Infinite Monkey Theorem, that states that “a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare”(Wiki). The three monkey characters are based upon the poets John Milton, Jonathan Swift, and Franz Kafka. T…

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    Rejection is something we all face everyday whether it be from asking someone out, to asking our parents for money. We all come to deal with it in a variety of ways, some give up, and others are extremely persistent. Despite dealing with it everyday, we all fear it, and it can keep us from experiencing some of the most amazing journeys in life. In David Ives’, Sure Thing you can see that Billy is constantly rejected by Betty, but continuously restarts over, and keeps facing the rejection until…

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    Sure Thing, a play written by David Ives, illustrates two characters, Betty and Bill, who every time they say something that the other doesn’t like, a bell rings to restart the conversation. In the play, the effectiveness of humor plays a major role which helps create the main theme of the play; it shows the importance of first impressions, and how a person initially presents themselves through dialogue could either create or destroy a friendship. The humor in the conversations between Bill and…

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    The short play Words, Words, Words by David Ives concentrates on two male and one female intelligent monkeys who are caught and kept by the experimenter Dr. Rosenbaum in order to reproduce Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It focuses on three charming personalities who are easy to talk to and are capable to reasonably communicate, just like disinterested, sick and tired office associates socially interact with each other. Comedy producers Greg Daniels, Ricky Gervais, and Stephen Merchant would bring a…

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    Charles Ives is one of the one of the early American composers who start to form the shape of classic American music, if we cn say that. Ives was conceived in Danbury, Connecticut in 1874, the child of George Ives, a U.S. Armed force bandleader in the American Civil War, and his better half, Mary Parmelee. A solid impact of his may have been sitting in the Danbury town square, listening to George's walking band and different groups on different sides of the square at the same time. George's one…

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    Charles Demuth, called “Deem” by his friends, was the only child of Ferdinand and Augusta Demuth. When Charles was four, he fell and broke his hip. While he was bed-bound because of the injury, his mother presented him with his first art supplies. It was then that his love for art began. Charles' injury caused him to become lame. He was close to both parents, but especially to his mom because of his physical frailty. When Charles was at school, he hung out with the girls because they were not…

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    Charles Ives was an outstanding composer of the American Modernist Period. He made many types of music that a lot of people were inspired by. Ives combined church-music traditions with European art music, and was among the first composers to engage of experimental music. Charles Ives had a rough childhood. Ives was born on October 20, 1874 in Danbury, Connecticut. His mother was Mary Parmelee and his father was Joseph Moss Ives. His father died suddenly of a stroke. Although Ives was…

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    of disobedience. The next few books talk about the quest for the “Promised Land”. It starts with the book of Joshua where the holy war was engaged. The Israel’s need for continuing faith to the one true God was a big overall emphasis. Judges showed God’s constant rescue of his people despite their lack of keeping covenant with him. The book of Ruth takes you through the story of the loyalty to God that was found through Judges. Life in a place that REMAINED loyal to God during the time of the…

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