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  • Theme Of The Secret In The Wings

    As we usher in the festive season, the magnificent University of Illinois at Chicago Theatre rekindles our love and belief in fairy-tale by astonishing us the phenomenal play titled The Secret in the wings by Mary Zimmerman. With the amazing direction by Christine Mary Dunford, the secret in the wings brings stories of love, life and fantasy alive on stage. Everyone at some point in their life have had deep believe in fairy tales, some still hold on to them, I should know because I’m one of them. Although one grows and realizes that those fairy tales were made-up stories, we can still relate to them in our present day. The Secret in the wings starts with a young girl Bianca who frightened by her neighbour Mr Perez, a rather interesting character due to his well-endowered tail. He reads from his book out to Bianca, opening a world of interesting tales. Beginning with Three kings, sent way to fight and protect their people in an endless war and the immediate exile of the princes ' brides by the wicked nurse maid. The princess who wouldn 't laugh has her suitors beheaded. Another princess cursed to seven years of total silence in other to save her seven brother who were cursed into swarms by their father, she loses her children all thanks to her relentless mother-in-law. Allerleira, a splitting image of her dead mother soon is chosen by her father for a bride. And the Princess with a dark heart, who wants her love be by herself when she dies. With every twist and turn in the…

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  • Counterfactual Thinking In Pan's Labyrinth

    In Guillermo del Toro’s masterpiece, “Pan’s Labyrinth”, he explores the important connection of a person and their imagination within everyday reality. Based on a fairy tale, Princess Moanna whose father is king of the underworld visits the human world where she is blinded by sunlight, which then erases her memory and becomes mortal. The setting is in Spain 1944, during the country’s Civil War. The film follows Ofelia; a young girl whose father died in the war and her pregnant mother married…

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  • Analysis Of Jacob And Wilhelm Grimm's The Three Feathers

    Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s The Three Feathers (1819) is a fairy tale about the underdog in society that gets lucky. The motif of this fairy tale is society; the underdog can get lucky. This fairy tale is about an underdog who is underestimated and undervalued, but in the end he ends up succeeding even though he did not deserve it. Just because an underdog gets lucky it doesn 't mean they deserve the outcome over others. In this fairy tale’s it is questionable to whether or not the main…

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  • The Stolen Garden Gnome Short Story

    People are always coming up to me and asking, “What is the weirdest case you’ve ever done?” Every time I tell them, “The Stolen Santa Garden Gnome, of course.” Honestly, it is the weirdest. Along with it just being weird, people always think it’s cool that I have done a case like that before, that’s why I think it is weird! But before I start the story, you have to meet my partner Ari Harper. Ari Harper is probably the best partner you could have. She can figure out a problem in about 5 minutes…

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  • A Short Story: Scrumptious Gnome Pie?

    CHAPTER FOUR Scrumptious Gnome Pie I hadn 't been asleep for very long when something above me starting tapping lightly on my chest with what felt like a finger. I cracked an eye waking from the nightmare to discover that I was face to face with the little gnome that I 'd meet in the Enchanted Forest. I struggled to raise, still shaky from the dream and shouted, "Cotton, you scared me." "Sorry, is that you Aiden?" he said and eyes twinkled as his tiny month cracked open into a huge smile.…

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  • Personal Narrative: A Zombie Handout

    a day off in the middle of the week. My friend Marc and I had planned to do the hardest possible thing we thought anyone could do in one of our favorite games, Left 4 Dead 2. The game was about a zombie outbreak where in each level, there were multiple checkpoints, or “safe houses”. The premise of the game was to get past all five checkpoints then to signal a helicopter so your team can escape. But that isn’t what we were going to do. Marc and I wanted to pick up a hidden garden gnome in the…

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  • What Is The Moral Of The Movie Project X

    going to fix all the problems that occurred in the house. Rather than inviting less people than Thomas had asked, he acted extremely selfish and though he could invite however many people he want for his own good. It can also be show when Thomas lies to his parents saying that everyone was ok, when his house was a horrific mess. Furthermore, the ethical theory that told to be truthful to one another is absent in the show Project X. The ethical theory that shows Catholics how to have…

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  • Gnomeo And Juliet Analysis

    Romeo and Juliet is set in Verona, Italy during the Renaissance while Gnomeo and Juliet is set on Verona Drive in modern day in the United Kingdom. "Two households, both alike in dignity (In fair Verona, where we lay our scene)" (Act 1 Prologue, 1-2). The characters in both stories are also very different. For one, the characters in Gnomeo and Juliet are gnomes. Romeo and Juliet and their familes, are actually people. In Gnomeo and Juliet, Romeo's name is changed to Gnomeo. The gnomes themselves…

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  • Analysis Of Rip Van Winkle

    In “Rip Van Winkle”, Washington Irving repeatedly describes Rip as idle, and further proves this description by telling the reader that he had an “insuperable aversion to all kinds of profitable labor” (Irving, 63) which we read more about throughout the story. It was Rip’s idleness that led him and his dog, Wolf, to the Catskill Mountains, where he encounters the Catskill gnomes, the dead crew of the long dead Henry Hudson, who come to the Catskill Mountains every 20 years to guard the land…

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  • Trolls Symbolism

    “Frozen” the trolls were magical creatures who were made of stone based off the Scandinavian folklore except in “Frozen” they were small and cute. Also in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” there was a giant, slimy, ogre like troll attack in the Hogwarts bathroom where Harry, Ron, and Hermione defeated the troll. There are many other movies that have trolls in them. “Troll Hunter”(2011) where a group of kids ago into a forest to investigate killings. “The Troll” won best horror film in…

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