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    The value of life in Harold and Maude The movie, Harold and Maude, released in 1971, is directed by Hal Ashby and written by Colin Higgins. It talks about a young man, Harold, who is fascinated by the world of death. He simulates suicide, drives in a hearse and goes to the funeral as a hobby. He meets Maude in a funeral. She is an energetic old lady full of life. They had a romantic adventure together until Maude commits suicide on her 80th birthday. Through Maude’s influence, Harold loses his obsession with death and destruction and learns how to embrace life. Even though he is wealthy, Harold is not satisfied with his life. The way his mom behaves can explain why he is like that. She does not truly care for him. The scene where she is swimming gracefully while her son is drowning shows how Harold and his mom are not close with each other. In his first supposed death, he sees how…

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    short amount of time, the two fall in love despite the nearly 60 year age difference. During their short time together, Maude teaches Harold many important lessons about life and experiencing new things. These lessons are also told using symbols, such as cars, and throughout the movie, the viewer sees the different relationships both Harold and Maude have with cars. The first lesson is that the vehicles may represent one’s personality. After his mother thought Harold died in a chemistry…

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    Grandmother Symbolism

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    Authors of all ages use symbolism to communicate an underlying deeper meaning to their audience. This is the case in O’Connor’s “A good man is hard to find” where the author gives a hidden meaning to grandmother’s hat, the automobile, and the sky. This paper aims at exploring the use f these three symbols in the novel “A good man is hard to find” by Flannery O’Connor. Grandmother’s hat points out her misinterpretation of moral standards. She fears the possibility of an accident occurring during…

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    Soldier’s widow got extremely furious with insurance company after they posted her mourning photograph beside her husband’s hearse for the purpose of advertisements. The company did not even bother to seek the widow’s permission or rather inform her about it. Heidi Kirkpatrick was extremely distressed when she found out her emotional photograph over the facebook, posted by net finance relief to advertise their promotions. The photograph was not something to be publicly used for advertisement…

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    clean tone to it. Furthermore, the “white heaps and sugar lumps” of the city contrast heavily to the adjectives “grotesque”, “crumbling”, and “gray” he uses to describe the “valley of ashes” (Fitzgerald 23). Nick also says that the city represents a “wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world” (Fitzgerald 68). “Mystery” has a feel of uncertainty to it, but the word “beauty” in the same sentence lends to the uncertainty of “mystery” at least a certainty of hope and satisfaction…

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    Reflective Commentary

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    Before taking on the graduation film. as a producer, I have already produced 17 projects throughout these 3 years , including short films, advertisements and Music Videos ( 10 of them were student projects and 7 professional, projects ) . I pitched to produce the graduation film ‘”Hearse Drivers”, which was one of my favourite scripts due to it’s comedic and daring content , I was highly motivated by the challenge it had to offer , in terms of accomplishments , locations and budget…

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    more information thus creating suspense. The second way that the author builds suspense within the story is by using foreshadowing throughout the story. Foreshadowing can be seen when the text states, “She had her big black valise that look like the head of a hippopotamus in one corner, and underneath it she was hiding a basket with Pitty Sing, the cat, in it.” By mentioning how the grandmother sneaks the cat into the car without Bailey’s knowledge, the author foreshadows that the cat is going…

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    Hard To Find

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    because everyone is sitting in a ditch surrounded by huge trees. They notice a strange car approaching. The grandmother says he looks familiar. The son notices a gun and asks what is it for. This is where the Misfit makes his presence and they all know who he is now. One symbol I found to be interesting were the tall dark woods they were surrounded by. At this moment, right after the crash, you can tell danger is on its way. It seems like the story is going from a nice drive to a typical…

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    When the hearse pulls over, a trio of psychopathic criminals, all with guns, come out. They shoot and kill each one of the family members. However, it's not until the Misfit turns his gun on the grandmother that she encounters a moment of "grace." By definition, in Christian belief, grace is the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings. The grandmother is a rather undeserving recipient of grace. However, as she becomes more and…

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    In Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find" there are different techniques used to foreshadow the events to come. Some of these may be more subtle and not as apparent as they may be in other stories. However some may be very clear and noticeable. Some of these foreshadowing techniques include using specific names, images, and some obvious signs. One technique is shown by using specific names that have another significance in the story. The granddaughters name is June Stars, which…

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