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    Though more often than not when Seabiscuit and War Admiral arrived, one or the other scratched for a minor detail, like heavy dirt or a sore neck (Hillenbrand). When the race would come it would mostly be on Howard’s terms, not Riddell’s as War Admiral had raced all across the country and could adapt to temperature changes easily. The only thing without minor alteration was the lack of starting gates, Riddell insisted on this because the Admiral hate the machine. The main event in the movie, War Admiral vs. Seabiscuit, was very accurate, void of the talking mid-race. George Woolf, the jockey at the time, had been talking to Red Pollard, for weeks before the race. This is the same in real life as in the movie, the two discussed strategies for getting Seabiscuit ready for the big race, it was included in the movie for the reason of showing how determined the racing team was. Though there was more to it, George Woolf had been racing Seabiscuit for months when the race came up, Pollard had been injured for quite some time, and the team had been looking for a new jockey. Another huge part of the movie was teaching Seabiscuit to break early, allowing him to get the early lead, there are no reports that this is true, but they had been training Seabiscuit at night so that no reporters could see how much he was improving. At the start of the race both horses lunged to a start with Seabiscuit coming to the lead by three and one-half lengths, the movie depiction was correct with…

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    Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf was a troubled individual who struggled with depression her entire life. She was able to write about her experiences which inspired some of her greatest works. It is sad, though, that she was in darkness her whole life and was not able to see the light. But, despite the darkness, she was able to give the literary world some great pieces and that is what she is remembered for. Virginia Woolf was a very influential writer of her time and continues to be today, she…

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    and dance. As a matter of fact, art can also be interpreted in many ways because art is open to interpretation. The three pieces of art I analyzed were the beaded crown, George Washington’s painting , and the Dinner Party by Judy Chicago. I used three of (Scott McCloud’s) steps to analyze these pieces of art. The first step I used was Idea/ Purpose which is the impulses, ideas, emotions, philosophies, purpose, and content the art deals with. The second step I used was form which is either a…

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    On January 21, 1931, Virginia Woolf spoke in front of a branch of the National Society for Woman's Service as a guest speaker. Virginia was a well-known female writer in the early 1900s during the rise of Woman's Suffrage. She uses both rhetorical appeals and judicious use of figurative language fir her argument of a woman's role and her limitations in society. At the very beginning of the speech, Virginia uses logos to convey that she began her life like many women raised in the anti-feminist…

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    Today is tomorrow’s yesterday. Each day is interwoven with past, present, and future. The past is filled with memories and lessons learned, while the future holds our dreams. The present cannot be successfully lived without a healthy balance of the past and the future. Many times, though, we get caught up in either in the choices of yesterday or in the worries of tomorrows. In her novel, Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf shows that living life without a good balance of past and future in the present…

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    Modern writers often questioned conventions within their society. Frank Kafka’s protagonist Gregor Samsa is the victim of oppression and alienation due to his transformation into a roach. Virginia Woolf’s narrator finds that women are being marginalized base on the opinions of men. According to Sascha Bru, modernist writers “depicted society in a state of disintegration and dehumanization.” (Page 111) Writers worked to break tradition and established social views. Frank Kafka’s…

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    account these aspects. What I should like to say about Woolf here, will be concerning those aspects of her novel that I am supposed to investigate with regard to their Persian translations: point of view/focalization, and modes of speech and though representation. These are the most challenging literary aspects of this novel that not only, as the marked and salient stylistic features of her novel, have elicited much more appreciations and commentaries of the literary critics, but also they can…

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    THE SEMANTIC ANALYSIS OF CONNOTATION MEANING IN THE HOUSE OF MANGO STREET BY SANDRA CISNEROS I. INTRODUCTION I.1. Background From generation to generation, literary work develops continuously. As we know literature is a feeling, experience or imagination of human life. Literary work which is written in the form of beautiful words is important to many people because it can gives happiness of the life. According to the Oxford Advance Learner’s Dictionary, literature is the writings that…

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    Rhetorical analysis of “The Death of the Moth” by Virginia Woolf “Where there’s life, death is inevitable and the greater fear of death, the greater the struggle to keep on living”, an idea well represented in Virginia Woolf’s “The death of a moth” (Mo Yan Quotes). In Woolf’s book, she describes a moths struggle to hang on to its life before accepting its fate and allowing death to take its last breath away. The longer the moth tried to stay alive, the more it endured. The cycle of life is…

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    Woolf was deeply committed to pacifism and fully opposed to fascist thought, and her strong beliefs bleed into her creative work. It was not enough to merely denounce the rise of fascist politics as violent and domineering. Woolf perceived hidden aggression and a desire for domination not only abroad, but also at home in Britain. The presence of these fascist tendencies so close to home was deeply troubling to Woolf, and threatened the fabric of her society from beneath its surface. This…

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