Dorothy Comingore

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  • Citizen Kane Critical Essay

    In the many critical essays on Citizen Kane, three different perspectives on its meaning have dominated analytical writing about that film: work that concentrates on the mythic characters of Kane; essays that analyze the kaleidoscopic narrative structure that shapes its story; and writing that offers detailed interpretations of the stylistic compositions in the film, such as its use of deep focus and dramatic editing techniques. With the first two types of analysis as a background, here I will examine a single, early scene in Citizen Kane to demonstrate the legendary visual power of the film. In this scene, Citizen Kane crystallizes a family drama of loss and division inseparable from a life lived in dense and complex spaces and perceived from many points of view. In this tale of Charles Foster Kane’s rise to a position as one of the richest and most powerful men in America, the episode in question sets the stage for the entire film. It succinctly describes the sudden wealth of Kane’s mother, an unexpected windfall from a deed to a silver mine (mistakenly presumed useless), and her subsequent arranging to send Charles to boarding school on the East coast. The setting is the rustic Colorado cabin of the family, with glimpses of the snowy yard outside where the child, Charlie Kane, plays. In this scene, the shot in fact begins by showing Charles making snowballs in the field, then moves back to show his mother in the foreground watching and, now though an open window, the boy…

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  • Expectations Of Susan's Life

    Society has created expectations that individuals are suppose to follow. There’s a planned play by play of how everyone’s life should go. You’re first suppose to school and get an education. When you are getting your education as a youth, you’re allowed to explore and experience hobbies you may enjoy such as sports and arts. As you grow closer to age where society considers individuals adults, one must have their life planned out. Careers, marriage, children, retirement, and all little…

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  • Color And Symbolism In The Wizard Of Oz

    In the Wizard of Oz color plays a role throughout the novel without the readers not knowing. Many can think it does symbolize something or nothing. Each color symbolizes something different and some are similar. Each can represent money, emotions or people. Having colors as symbols make great lessons with different meanings. Gray is the first color that we are introduced in the story which represents Kansas. Kansas is Dorothy's home which she always describes as gray and…

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  • Song Analysis: Over The Rainbow, By Judy Garland

    unique cover done by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole in 1993. This cover of the popular ballad was and is loved by many. This cover also includes a verse from the song What a Wonderful World, by Louis Armstrong. Although songs that are covered have mostly the same lyrics, and somewhat similar chord progression, the songs can also differ in many different ways. The original version of Over The Rainbow has a very slow and sort of majestic feel to it. It feels as though Garland is standing on top of a…

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  • The Theme Of There Is No Place Like Home In The Wizard Of Oz

    it is the main theme and flow of the film which is beckoned throughout time is the aspect of Home. It is simply the short saying, there is no place like home (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Themes, 2016). The main protagonist, Dorothy, resides in a place that many people would be unwilling to call home. A Kansas prairie with a very great extent and dangerous…

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  • Summary Of Dorothy's First Visit To Wonderland

    Chapter One: Dorothy 's First Visit to Wonderland One hot Kansas day Dorothy was walking Toto, Dorothy saw a white rabbit. “The rabbit was wearing a blue coat. That rabbit looks like it came from Oz. Dorothy told Toto. Dorothy follows the white rabbit and asking the white rabbit to wait up, but the white rabbit keeps running. When Dorothy and Toto saw the hole the white rabbit went through Dorothy took a peek. When Dorothy and Toto were taking a peek they lost their balance and fell into the…

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  • The Long Loneliness, Entertaining Angels: Book Analysis

    The women named Dorothy Day,who lived between 1891 to 1980 life could be found on the book “The Long, Loneliness,” the film “Entertaining Angels,” and many more articles and papers. Dorothy Day was a journalist and founder of the Catholic Worker movement in the 1930s (WW 2 era) with Peter Maurin, who have very similars goal with Day. Both support nonviolence, and enjoyed to help the poor with simple life. Throughout her life, the Catholic Worker movement is what made Dorothy Day well-known to…

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  • Example Of Foreshadowing In Wicked By Gregory Maguire

    Wicked, by Gregory Maguire, explores the life of the infamous “Wicked Witch of the West,” formerly known as Elphaba. Elphaba is born green. On top of that, she is almost completely/entirely unloved by her parents. Elphaba must navigate through life in Oz, facing the challenges of her appearance, an unjust government, racial injustices, life in society, and a world that seems like it’s out to get her. Slowly and steadily, Elphaba begins to tumble down farther and farther away from her reasonable…

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  • Hope In Charlotte Bronte's Poem, Life

    Brontë has an interesting look on hope. In her poem called “life” she explains some days you might have rough cloudy days, causing you to trudge but hope will pick you up and your despair will vanish. On the other hand, Emily Dickinson has a slightly different look comparing hope to an undefeatable bird. The theme they have in common is hope, though it is described In different ways it has similar qualities. In Charlotte Bronte’s poem, “Life” she explains life will not be perfect, you will wake…

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  • Free Narrative Essays: There's No Place Like Oz

    Baum’s classic American rhetoric and vivid imagery created an Oz that Caroline could not help but fall in love with all over again. As she drew closer to Dorothy’s return to Kansas, she began to wish that the pages would never have to stop turning; upon its eventual end, she was immensely satisfied, but still ached for more. It was then that she learned of the continuing series of books about Dorothy and Oz. She didn’t know it at the time, but this was the spark of her life-long love for…

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