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  • Theme Of Death Of A Salesman And The Great Gatsby

    The Death of A Salesman by Arthur Miller and “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald share a common theme of the American Dream. The main character, Willy Loman from The Death of A Salesman, pretends to be well liked in order to impress his two sons, Happy and Biff. This is just like Jay Gatsby from “The Great Gatsby,” who also pretends to be well liked and makes it look like he is. Both Willy Loman and Jay Gatsby go from rags to riches in their own way to make something out of themselves. In the end, their journey to achieve prosperity and success does not work out in their favor. In order to achieve their American Dream, they had to start from something. For Jay Gatsby, he chose a rough road. In “The Great Gatsby”, it is said by Gatsby’s enemy, “He and this Wolfsheim bought up a lot of side-street drug-stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter. That’s one of his little stunts” (Fitzgerald 133). As this quote says Jay Gatsby got his start from selling illegal alcohol from at drug stores which he began to use to throw big elegant parties for the entire city. For Willy Loman, he chose the same rough road. As a salesman, he travels around the East, without seeing his family for a week at a time. He decided to lie to his family, when he realized that he was bring home as much money as he used to do. He also tells the lie that he knows many people in the East from selling, but in fact he knows many prostitutes and the only person who knows that is his…

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  • Father And Son Relationship In My Papa's Waltz

    I have read Theodore Roethke’s poem “My Papa’s Waltz” several times, and every I tend to find new insights in it. It is the same old story where a father comes home drunk and mistreats his family. That’s what a reader would think after one reading of it. I expressed I can relate to the son and father’s relationship, along with some of the emotions expressed in the poem. As any poem that you read, it can interpret something different or the same depending on the reader. In the first stanza where…

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  • Case Study Time Out

    In general, developing a program is hard work. However, steps are taken to reduce the difficulty, especially when one is looking to develop a time-out program in their own household. The overall goal, in this particular case, is to reduce the likelihood that the child will make nasty comments at his or her parents. In doing so, two different time-out procedures one can apply are exclusionary and observational time-out. The first rule in setting up any time-out procedure is to make sure the…

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  • My Papa's Waltz Interpretation

    The True Meaning of “My Papa’s Waltz” The poem “My Papa’s Waltz” can affect the reader in two different ways; Some may see the child and father playing roughly, while others may see the father as being abusive toward his child. “Theodore Roethke, the author of “My Papa’s Waltz”, Was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan and sometimes went back to draw inspiration for his poems” (Zande 34). The poem is about a father and son “Waltzing” around the house. It starts out as a son smells the scent of…

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  • Interpretation Of My Papa's Waltz By Roethke

    Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz” is a poem that contradicts itself as a whole many times. When reading it, there are two contrasting ideas that can be visualized. He uses certain words that are playful while also using words that have a clearly negative connotation to tell this story between a father and son. Other times, there is ambiguity in the phrases he chooses. Even the rhythm of the poem can have different meanings to different people. It all depends on which words stand out to the reader.…

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  • Examples Of Satire In Shrek

    This is what Shrek had been growing up with his entire life, isolation (1). Yet he was happy because it was all that he knew. It is also mentioned in the movie Shrek the Third that his parents would make him take baths in barbeque and sleep with an apple in his mouth(2). This goes to show how dysfunctional his family may have been around him. These seemingly minor instances can help to further connect people to the character of Shrek. Back to the first movie, Shrek, the main character, Shrek,…

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  • Dualism And Reality In Shrek

    When Fiona was younger an evil witch cast a curse on her, turning her into an ogre every night. She feels ashamed by this and hides herself to the world. In the film Fiona demonstrates actions that stereotypically would not be considered as “princess” behaviours. This brings up the question of “did she always act like this, or when she got turned into an ogre, not only her physical appearance change, but also her mind set.” Fiona says in this scene “ Maybe you shouldn 't get to judge people…

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  • Cowardly Lion In The Wizard Of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz-Expository #3 The cowardly lion is a great example of a dynamic character in The Wizard of Oz written by L. Frank Baum. Dynamic characters such as the lion experience a drastic change as the story plays out. When the cowardly lion is first introduced to the plot he tries to scare Dorothy, the scarecrow, and the tinman by jumping out of the forest but to his dismay he was just as scared of them as they were him. He is truly terrified of anything and everything. Which leads to his…

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  • The Furry Fandom Subculture

    The Humorous Furries The furry fandom is the subculture I am studying. Furry fandom is a subculture that enjoys fictional anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities and characteristics. These characters exhibit human intelligence and facial expressions, the ability to speak, walk on two legs, and wear clothing. The subculture includes the artists, writers, illustrators, role players, puppeteers, and fans of furries who meet and converse in groups on the internet and gather at…

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  • Animal Farm Squealer Character Analysis

    Squealer There are a few interesting characters in the novel animal farm, like Boxer, but squealer is my favorite. Squealer has a plausible tongue that could convince anyone to do anything. In addition to being very convincing he is equally clever and has a quick mind. Though squealer is the antagonist he is my favorite because he could persuade a nun out of her panties within a few minutes. In the novel the others said that squealer could, “turn black into white” meaning he could sway…

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