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  • Mr. Ross: The Invisible Man In The Classroom

    likely to be the suspect. However any of the students could be the culprit. Mr Hart told Ross everything about who was in the classroom before him and why. Mr Hart said the only people to have been in the classroom were students, teachers and the janitor. This gave an idea of who the culprit was. Detective Ross made some deductions and believed that the suspects were the teachers and students. Suddenly the suspect came to mind. Ross asked Mr Hart where the janitor kept all his belonging. Mr Hart directed him to his small room and what he found solved the case. In the janitor’s desk there was a drawer with tin foil, empty sparkler boxes and a receipt showing he had bought all this which was what the bomb was made out of. However Ross didn't believe it was the janitor so checked the tin foil and boxes for any fingerprints and found some. The fingerprints on the tin foil matched a 2 different student which mean this was because of 2…

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  • Personal Narrative: How To Build Three Boats

    After the boat was built we tested it, but the raft, made of straws, always submerged a little and then flew out from the bottom, like a pool inflatable held underwater. After they realized that Isaac’s plan wasn’t going to work, we started to discuss what to try next, so I brought up my idea again, but Isaac said it was too simple and wasn’t going to work. Even though he didn’t like my idea no one else had a better idea, so we tried it anyways. All we had to do was shape tin foil into a bowl…

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  • Foils In Dracula

    their appearance is usually wrong. In the novel, Dracula by Bram Stoker, the protagonist, Van Helsing, becomes the protector of everyone threatened by the evil, Count Dracula. In England, others see Van Helsing as an outsider, but as an outsider, he utilizes his knowledge of superstitions to stop Dracula. Van Helsing becomes the foil to Dracula, representing Dracula in physique and physicals traits but symbolizes absolute good compared to Dracula as absolute evil. Instead of limiting, being an…

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  • An Example Of Character Foils In Hamlet's Foils

    Hamlet’s Foils A foil is a literary device, defined as someone or something that serves as a contrast to another. The play Hamlet is a brilliant example of how foils can be used to reveal the true nature of different characters throughout the play by comparison and contrast. It is very noticeable that there are many obvious character foils in the play that help the audience and readers show the reasons for Hamlet’s decision making, revealing his traits and also are used as parallels to Hamlet.…

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  • Foils In Hamlet

    Hamlet is a play written by William Shakespeare. It is often regarded as one of the best examples of tragedy in modern literature. It is a story about Hamlet, a prince, trying to avenge the murder of his father, the king. Hamlet pretends to be crazy and discovers the murderer is his uncle, Claudius. Hamlet lets his emotions get the best of him and that results in his death. Throughout the story, Hamlet’s emotions can range from heartbreaking grief to uncontrollable anger. Several characters in…

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  • Foils In The Hobbit

    Often authors use literary foils to help enhance the characters and the tales they tell through literature. This is very true in the Hobbit written by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, J. R. R. Tolkien. In the Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, is recruited by the wizard Gandalf to go help Thorin and the dwarves return their ancestor’s treasures stolen by Smaug. Thorin, the proud, arrogant leader of the thirteen dwarves who tends to overlook the needs of the group in order to pursue his own interests,…

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  • Hamlet Foils

    was able to make the audiences in the Elizabethan age relate and learn things from his characters. One of these elements is foil characters. Foil characters are defined as characters who parallel and contrast each other, giving the audience or reader better insight into the characters qualities and sometimes their downfalls. In many of his plays, including Hamlet, Shakespeare uses foil characters to show different sides of characters and what would happen…

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  • Don John Foil

    different which would resulting in a foil. One example of a foil appears in the play Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, with the brothers Don Pedro and Don John. During the play Don Pedro is the Cupid of the story as he sets up Claudio and Hero to be a couple. At the same time Don John tries to ruin Claudio and Hero’s marriage over false information and jealousy. The meaning of Shakespeare’s work is illuminated by Don Pedro and Don John’s relationship by showing how foils create…

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  • Beatrice And Benedick Foil

    Character foils are present in almost any book, and Beatrice and Benedick from Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare, is no exception. This book focuses mainly on this huge situation that consists of a chain of events that could’ve been avoided completely if approached in an entirely different manner. Many of the characters are on a quest to find love, including Benedick and Beatrice. The two, at the beginning of the play, had a burning hatred for the other, until a friend of Benedick’s…

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  • Foils In Antigone By Sophocles

    After all thoughts lead to actions right? So it 's obvious to see Creon 's harsh motivation to hurt and punish Antigone. As he treats her roughly, insisting she dies worst way possible in lines 884-893 as he describes how she 'd die in the cave with nothing. With a complete different view there 's Haemon who actually wishes to honor her and love her instead. This is just the beginning of the major foil the father and son have. This is very important though because this foil between the two,…

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