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  • Materialism In The Pearl

    Kino was once a simple man who lived a simple life, content with his home and family. He realizes he can obtain much more which uncovers his true greed, and selfishness. In John Steinbeck’s novella The Pearl, Steinbeck emphasizes how materialism corrupts and destroys through the values and intentions other characters have regarding the pearl, the harm caused to Kino’s family, and the death of Kino’s own son. Kino was once someone content with his simple and indigent life, yet his values, characteristics, and the way he behaves totally changes with his discovery of the pearl and the fortune it can bring into his life. Once he finds it, Kino sees his future in the pearl, “We will be getting married - in the church… We will have new clothes… We will have a rifle… My son will go to school” (25). Everyone in the village knows Kino as a genuine and good person who loves and would do anything for his family. They later realize how dangerous the pearl can be for Kino and his family because they see the lengths he is willing to go to keep the pearl. The fear the villagers have foreshadows how badly the pearl does corrupt Kino and leads to his and his family’s downfall. When Kino says, “This pearl has become my soul. If I give it up I shall lose my soul” (67), the audience perceives the pearl to no longer be a something that will significantly change their lives for the better, but a tumor that has latched on to Kino’s life and is corrupting his value and his priorities. This…

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  • The Metaphor-Sympathetic Characters

    Throughout all texts we have read, we have encountered a selection of antipathetic characters. Part of what makes these stories so compelling is the presence of these characters that not only challenge the protagonist’s, but also our own moral limits. Emma in God is Not a Fish Inspector, Cameron and Val in Forgiveness in Families, Laird and the father in Boys and Girls, are all examples of antipathetic characters that help us understand the plight of the protagonist. While each of these…

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  • Essay On Midnight In Paris

    the movie Midnight In Paris, Gil’s aspirations are shown in the beginning credits. The movies overall setting is defined but the protagonist 's goals, needs, and wishes are also presented. The movie also identifies the ideologies of the protagonist and of companionship. Overall the narrative form and ideologies of the movie Midnight In Paris. define the goals of the main character and also formulate the motif of the story. Everyone has some history in their lives that shapes the way they view…

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  • The Importance Of Visualization

    describe antagonist and a protagonist in the story. A great character will relate to the reader and make a connection to make the story all in one. Through the quest, does the protagonist meet all the levels of growth by definition? We need to see the growth of the character throughout the story and overcome trials and tribulations related to being the hero, main character, or even lead actor in a movie or play. Change is what tells the story what develops the growth of the characters and…

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  • Symbolism Of Nature In Return Of The Native By Thomas Hardy

    adder a poisonous snake. Another character which became the victim of nature. He arranges his marriage with Thomasin. He wants to build a relationship with a lady whom he loves truly. He is a little inn keeper .Even he also dies in the influence of nature. The cruelty of nature proves by the death of three main characters Estacia, Mrs. Yeobright and Wildeve. So, Edgon Heath is the representation of hidden powers of the nature. It proves a symbol of losing hope for the man of…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Lottery And The Rocking Horse Winner

    “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D. H. Lawrence is a story about a young boy named Paul who attempts to win his mother’s affection by becoming lucky, thereby securing the money his mother so desperately wants. “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson is a story about townspeople who blindly conform to tradition and carry out a rather savage practice in an unexpected manner. Both stories use setting to convey a message. In “The Rocking-Horse Winner”, the setting becomes almost another character that is used…

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  • Short Film Analysis

    a whole story. Johnson warns, (2010 :78) ‘Remember that you’re writing a screenplay, not just a scene. Your goal is to write a small story.’ The difference between a story and a scene comes from its structure and characterisation. It may well consist of just one scene, such as Selfie From Hell. But it still needs to be a complete story, with a beginning, middle and end, turning points and an inciting incident rather than just a scene from a bigger story. In Selfie From Hell, the inciting…

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  • Character Analysis: The Lurking Fear

    “The Outsider” a short story in “The Lurking Fear” by H.P. Lovecraft. It is a simple story on the surface but it can be thought provoking if you read deeper. It is about a man trying to find out where he is and why. Even though the story is in a collection of macabre horror it is more of a mystery than horror story till the end. The writer’s descriptions are so vivid that the reader does not notice the lack of characters. “I know not where I was born, save that the castle was infinitely old and…

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  • Save It For A Rainy Day Analysis

    especially due to the situation included in the song. If the setting in the song was the character being in his house the whole song conveys could be totally different. The setting being out on the water shows the ambitious message clear as day. The setting in “Save it for a Rainy Day” fits perfectly. The mood the setting creates can be very joyful for the listener. This song is also full of character. Character is a person depicted in a story or novel. The general purpose of characters is to…

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  • Romanticism And Twilight: Differences Between Film And Film

    I have selected the theme(s) of vampirism and romanticism to represent strategies in which the mode Twilight has been portrayed. Twilight is portrayed in film and novel which defines and summarizes the difference in nature and tone of the two pieces. Namely the two pieces reveal how the protagonist acts and reacts, the visual display against textual perception, and the abbreviated conversations. Throughout this paper the reader will be able to detect contextual clues to allow one to relate the…

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