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    Often times people describe the end of the world as the sky falling down or the sun never rising. But would that still be so bad if the dark was all you ever knew? Perhaps The City Of Ember—a 270 page long dystopian fantasy novel by Jeanne Duprau—could help you figure out your answer. The book was published by Yearling in May, 2003. This novel is set in (you guessed it) a city called Ember, where the sky is black and there is no sun. The only source of light for the people living there is the streetlights, which are only lit during the daytime. The beginning of the book is during the 541th year of Ember’s existence. They don’t keep time with months in Ember, simply the year. The main characters in The City Of Ember are Lina Mayfleet and Doon…

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    That was until her ex boyfriend Chase that she was still in love with that had left her to be a soldier came up to her and told her to stop fighting. Her whole body shut down and then Ember was hit repeatedly by the other soldier. Then thrown into the van and took away without saying where she was going, where her mom was going. It was as if they could just pick up anyone and throw them any where they wanted. All Ember wanted to know is if her mom was okay and where she was…

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    Embers Of War Summary

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    Book Review one: Embers of War, Fredrik Logevall Logevall’s book, Embers of War looks at the two and a half decades preceding Americas war in Vietnam. The book discusses the political motivations that ended Frances attempt to re-colonize the country, and Americas political and later military involvement in Indochina. Logevall’s major argument throughout the book is based around the idea that America could have avoided involvement in the Vietnam war. This repeated theme is clearly represented…

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    Ember Alternate Ending

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    Blinding turquoise light, large metal objects, flowers, and applause. Those are Embers first, faded memories, she was 12 years old when she arrived at Saint Peter Orphanarium without memories of the previous life she was taken from, or so she believed. Unlike her name she is blonde, eyes the color of storm gray clouds. Her height is equal to the size of a file cabinet ,but those files hold the answer to the most asked question in the universe “Are we alone?”. Waking up on a…

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    Wild Embers Essay

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    “Wild Embers” is a concise, first-person poem written by Nikita Gill. Throughout the poem, she speaks siding with the feminist movement. Society has put women down for generations nevertheless feminism has brought gender inequality to the smallest it has ever been in history. The author calls out the people who supported and worked to keep men superior. When saying, “We are the descendants of the wild women you forgot,” Gill speaks on the behalf of all of society. In other words, we’re all…

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    The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau is a science fiction novel about a post apocalyptic city called Ember, that is under the earth's crust. The people who live in this city have never seen the outside world and only know what was left for them by “the builders”. Ember is run by a generator but it is beginning to fail. There are blackouts and the city is beginning to feel anxious, and they are trying to figure out how to solve it. Lina and her friend Boon are looking to save Ember with a document…

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    Ember Push Car

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    I provided push cars for children inside when it rains and we cannot go outside to play. The space is big enough for the children to ride the cars around and play and get their daily exercise. Ember picked a push car and sat down on it. She was using her feet to push the car and herself where she needed to go. The car was not big so Ember’s feet were touching the ground. Ember was pushing forward with her feet, and then she would push backwards a little ways. Ember would stop and look at me. I…

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    In The City of Ember, irony was common throughout the whole novel. It is evident when Doon discovered that “‘The mayor has a secret storeroom in the pipe works’” (158). The mayor and Looper were working together to steal all the supplies in Ember so that they would not die out along with all the other people in Ember when the supplies run out. The mayor would be living a life of luxury with Looper until he, too, eventually die. This selfish, greedy behavior does not belong to a good mayor. A…

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    Now, in the dystopian society of The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau the society itself almost mimics the real world issues of totalitarianism and corrupt government all too well. As the society is built on unnatural light and are lead to believe that there is no natural light and from the city there is nothing but darkness. As the mayor says “There is nothing but darkness from left to right forever and forever.”(26) This mimics the ways of totalitarianism in society as part of its control is…

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    Figurative Language: Irony- The City of Ember In The City of Ember, irony occurs all throughout the novel. One such instance is when Lina and Doon discover the mayor’s secret storeroom in the Pipeworks: “‘The mayor has a secret treasure room in the Pipeworks’” (158). Doon had been curious and wondered if this room he found deep within the Pipeworks might be a way out and brought Lina with him to investigate. Shocked when Lina remembers the message she had given to the mayor from Looper, the…

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