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    The Selfish Giant Analysis

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    The Selfish Giant is a story about a process of a selfish giant becoming a generous one. The Giant had a very beautiful garden where the children like playing. After the giant expelled children rudely, only the cold winter was in his garden. Finally, he realized that is was his selfishness prevented the coming of the spring. The giant proceeded to ruin the wall of his garden and to welcome children to play in his garden. Years later, the giant died and was taken to the Heaven by the child who was the incarnation of Christ. The giant is unaware of the cause of the winter and his selfishness. The giant is unconsciously cruel instead of inherent evil. The giant’s salvation finally reaches the consummation beyond his death in ultimate transcendence. 1.The Giant as a "Human" The image of the giant is not static, but a dynamic and progressive one. At the beginning of the story, the giant is dissociated and detached with the Christian moral preaching of love and kindness, which also reveals the mental immaturity of the giant. Different from other fairy tales, the giant is not portrayed as a wrongdoer who perpetrates every heinous crime and be unpardonably wicked. In a sense, his sin is universal. The guilt of being selfish is not exclusively plaguing the giant in the fairy tale, but a universally theme in human society. Every human is fallible while every individual can also redeem himself. In juxtaposition with his friend Cornish ogre who practices cannibalism, the giant's…

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    Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy starts off in a shopping mall in Washington D.C. Cammie and her class are there as a field project. The assignment was to see if they can identify who is following them and get them off their trail. The teacher wants to see if the students can spy on people to figure out who is following them. Two boys start following Cammie and her partner Bex. They headed to the museum to meet their teacher and the boys went after them. The girls broke two important rules.…

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    I read a book called, “Animal Farm” written by George Orwell. The book is about animals on a farm who are overworked, and not treated as they should be. Then, a rebellion made up of animals with pigs as their leaders, rebel against Mr.Jones (owner of the farm) by driving him off the farm. The animals try to make the perfect life for themselves, but that doesn’t go as planned. Animal farm then, starts to fail. The farm fails because of the pigs not being fair to the other animals, and the animals…

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    The environment has long been a part of importance to many, especially environmental protection agencies. In the 1950's to 1960's, the emphasis on and importance of the environment shifted and increased. During this time, the environmental movement started, and people's awareness of the environment and effects on the environment from numerous activities grew. Rachel Carson, a biologist, wrote a book discussing the destructive effects of pesticides, as a means to inform the public and urge them…

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    Animal Farm Failure Essay

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    Martin Luther King said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” He was the rightful leader of this cause, and that made this movement much more successful than it would have been without him. But, was this the case on Animal Farm? After the rebellion, the pigs rose discreetly into power. The pigs were not the right leaders for Animal Farm, although it was…

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    This quote from Eric Weiner’s travel narrative, The Geography of Bliss, epitomizes an American perspective on thinking. Before his travels pursuing happiness, Weiner never had to consider what thinking did, or does, emotionally. Like many Americans, I find my perspective to be limited in that we Americans do not naturally consider how our thinking is affecting our own happiness. In his book, Weiner finds that other countries have views very contradictory to ours at home. Weiner even points out…

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    Propaganda in Animal Farm 1) What is propaganda and how is it connected to characterisation? Commonly used as a form of promotion or indoctrination, propaganda in its simplest form is the intentional distribution of information, ideas and fabricated rumours to benefit or demoralise the opposing or supported parties. Throughout the history of mankind propaganda was commonly utilized as a weapon of persuasion in dire times such as World Wars I and II, the Cold War in addition to the ongoing…

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    Nation of Lies Why do we lie to others, but expect others to be honest with us? Today in society, lies have embodied the lives of many to the point where it has become a natural part of our lifestyle. Lying has become a natural habit for us, it has become a factor in how we carry out our lives. Whether we may have lied in consideration of how others may feel, or if it was because we did not want to carry out something we were assigned, lying has become so natural to us that we cannot…

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    Penguin By Design Analysis

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    In this chapter, I will be exploring the history of Penguin and their book covers/jackets, looking at the layouts and developments of design as the years progressed. Subsequently, I will be primarily looking towards Phil Banes’ Penguin by Design: A Cover Story 1935-2005, as, while it is not a comprehensive catalogue of the entirety of Penguin’s cover history, it contains the main pathways, showing the development of the brand along with their changes in design and the new series’ and prints that…

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    The essay “The Ordeal of Change” written by Eric Hoffer indicates people are afraid of drastic change in their life that would dramatically cause them to be misfit and out of place, and the solution of putting that fear into action is there must be “an abundance of opportunities”, and also “a tradition of self-reliance”. According to Hoffer, “Even the change from peas to string beans had in it elements of fear”; This means that even a change as small as a bean can cause great amount of fears,…

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