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    Throughout The Golden Compass, the topic of fantasy is explored and applied to the storyline directly. From talking polar bears to bizarre personal companions, this novel certainly emphasizes the imaginative aspect of literature. The Golden Compass, written by Philip Pullman, is one of three books in the series titled His Dark Materials which exemplifies the nature of the fantasy genre by detailing completely absurd and surreal events (Pullman 2-198). In The Golden Compass, the protagonist, Lyra, and her daemon go on an exhilarating adventure from their home in Oxford looking for answers. Along the way, they encounter and interact with a variety of characters. These characters come to mold the plot of the novel and have a significant effect on the storyline. Not only do the characters affect the storyline, but they also gravely add to the fantastical aspect of the novel by being fundamentally involved in the absurd events that dictate the novel 's plot ("The Golden Compass."). To further evaluate the plot, the influential characters must be analyzed on their own. The two main characters in this novel are…

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    theme of love, jealousy, disobedience, and sin. Overall, the author makes note that Paradise Lost is a great example to support his claim that…

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    the literary works of: “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by Frank Baum, “His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife” by Philip Pullman, “Reckless” by Cornelia Funke, and also by Funke “Inkheart.” I intend to delve into the history and meaning behind how and why they work. ROOTS OF PORTALS In 1858, George MacDonald wrote “Phantases.” Upon which it was thought that Carroll grounded…

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    Both “The Golden Compass” and “Diamond as Big as the Ritz” deal with the theme of betrayal in contrasting ways. On one hand, Lyra tries the whole book to save Roger and in the end is his downfall, but Percy betrays John from the start and ends up dead instead. The novel “The Golden Compass” by Philip Pullman and the short story “Diamond as Big as the Ritz” by F. Scott Fitzgerald involve important deceptions which result in death. Death is inevitable in the stories as it portrays the foundations…

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    In the beginning of the book when Lyra is still at Jordan College, she discovers that the Master of Jordan College has attempted to poison Lord Asriel, her “Uncle”. Lyra’s discovery “changed things completely.”, as she found out the master “poured a thin stream of white powder into the decanter”(5). This realization that the Master is trying to kill Lord Asriel shows that people with a lot of power are just like everyone else in the sense that they cannot always be trusted, powerful does not…

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    When you grow you will find that you have to make different decisions in your life some harder than others and some simpler than others. In the novel Lyddie by Katherine Paterson. The story is about a girl named Lyddie her mom and her 2 sister left to live on their aunts farm and her mom sold Lyddie and her brother to work. Lyddie started to work at a mill as a maid then she was transfer to a weaving room and her brother to work on a farm to pay det of her family. While there are many reasons…

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    People can achieve something great by banning together people are more powerful than they would be as individuals in the novel Lyddie is a fictional novel about the industrial revolution a time where people transferred over from handmade goods to machined goods in the book a mother who isn't in their right state of mind forcefully sends her too kids to work to pay a debt their father had left all those years ago however when the main character Lyddie is fired she goes to work in the factories to…

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    Lyria Alternate Ending

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    deep, unconditional love that seemed a little incongruous to her. However, Lyria did not wish harm to come to anyone because of her, so she rose, and began to dress. The small village of Umbria could not boast of much. Only one or two handfuls of families comprised its entirety, and they were a simple, unassuming people. They took from the land no more than it could rightfully give, and gave back what they could not use themselves. They were so far removed from the rest of Uslandria that they…

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    In the world of Operations Management, especially in manufacturing, change is inevitable. There can be changes to the product based on customer feedback and product improvement. There can be changes to the processes due to new technology, think about robots, or product redesign. There can also be changes to the basic way you extrapolate data to determine how your operations are running. We used to keep track of production data on paper, it was inefficient at best and lacked the timeliness to…

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    Commercial Potty

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    situations of being dropped and/or hit, to maintain its form. Potty that breaks under usual types of contact, such as those mentioned above, will result in unhygienic scenes, which are totally undesirable in healthcare environment, that require lots of cleaning. Sufficient and constant supply of potty is in dire need because of its short use time as well as the large number of present patients, hence the need for ease of storing because customers don’t want them to take too much space, or…

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