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    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 relationships. Similarly, through the texts Bradley and Carver explore the influences of traditional reading practice on the readers search for discovery. The obsessive nature of physical discoveries may hinder our abilities to accept new values and perspectives. Wrack explores the negative ramifications of trying to rediscover something that has been lost as a result of necessity. This is clear in the characterisation of David, who is blinded to the true nature of discovery by his desire for fulfilment. The active pursuit of the ship, evoked by the necessity to stabilise his emotional state, results in an all-consuming need for discovery. This becomes clear in conveying how the loss of Tania, David’s deceased partner, results in an insatiable need to become whole again which David believes can be achieved…

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    2001 Space Odyssey

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    The 1968 film 2001 Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick is an intense piece of work that frustrates and questions the audience due to the perplexing storyline. It is highly regarded as a film that accurately portrays space, has incredible special effects, and obscure concepts. Technology, in the artificial intelligence form, plays a prominent role in this film due to the futuristic elements of space, themes of existentialism, and evolution. HAL 9000 is introduced in the film as one of the most…

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    Discoveries and discovering can offer new understanding and renewed perceptions of ourselves and others Discuss the statement with reference to your prescribed text and ONE related texts of your choosing. Discovery is the act of detecting something new, or something old that had been unrecognised as meaningful. Discoveries can give an individual a different perception of oneself, individuals, and society. In The Tempest, by William Shakespeare, by discovering the truth characters hold a…

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    The scene where Jane discovers the rubble that was once Thornfield Hall is a momentous one which marks the completion of her maturity and the beginning of the next and final stage of her story. In this passage, Brontë shows how Jane has outgrown Thornfield and left her old self behind. When she first arrived at Thornfield, Jane was a naïve and submissive girl, new to the world outside of her family and education. Mr. Rochester was a cynical, selfish, and spoiled aristocrat. Jane must leave so…

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    Imagine a world where one cannot fail nor excel, create nor break boundaries, and love nor hate any one person more than another. Evil and good intentions are tightly woven in Ayn Rand 's Anthem, the story of Equality 7-2521, a man cursed to constantly question the world around him. His city is built on the foundation that all people "exist through, by and for our brothers who are the State" (21). The novella is set in a totalitarian future, but lacks the futuristic ideas that similar stories…

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    the process of discovery and satisfaction is facilitated. Moreover, Koyczan centrally provides the emotional destructiveness of bullying, which underlies his motivation to prevent bullying because it tends totoprevent the process of discovery. Shane Koyczan’s poem, “To this Day” powerfully portrays the emotional results of bullying and its essential ability to compromise the process of discovery. Therefore, the need to overcome bullying by introspection which includes the real discovery of who…

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    The Narrow Road Analysis

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    Discovery as a process produces challenges, nevertheless can the impact of discovery be ultimately joyful? Simon Nasht’s documentary ‘Frank Hurley: The Man Who Made History’ (TMWMH) and Richard Flanagan’s ‘The Narrow Road to The Deep North’ (‘Narrow Road’) reveal that although discovery can create joy for some, it does not necessarily mean joy for all. These texts expose that challenges evoke and emotional discovery that can range from fulfilment to despair, rediscovery is completed in the hope…

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    Such is nature of discovery, it involves journeys that are transformative and concerns one’s relationship with one’s self or indeed the world around them. Discoveries can be either sought or serendipitous but ultimately they are concerned with the acquisition of a broadened understanding, the development of values and changing of perspectives. Director Tom Hooper’s ’The King’s Speech’ explores the transformative nature of discovery arising due to necessity resulting in emotional discoveries.…

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    The unique context of an individual is what defines their process of discovery and in so doing, shapes their perspectives on interpersonal relationships, personal identity and existential outlook. These ideas are exemplified in both Robert Gray’s poems, Diptych and The Meatworks, and Matthew Thorne’s short film, Where Do Lilacs Come From. We see in these texts that discovery can only take place when our context challenges us, whether it is a change in context or the confronting nature of…

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    Discovery can encompass the many experiences of discovering something for the first time or rediscovering something that has been lost, forgotten or concealed. These discoveries can change an individual’s perspective of human nature and the wider world. The theme of discovery is projected throughout the play, ‘The Tempest’ (1610), by William Shakespeare and the novel, ‘The Perks of being a Wallflower’ (1999), by Stephen Chbosky. The Tempest, written in the Jacobean era and reflecting aspects and…

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