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    At the beginning of "Howl", Ginsberg emphasizes his work as protest poetry when he writes, "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked / …who poverty and tatters and hollowed-eyed and high sat up smoking in the supernatural darkness…

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    In Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl”, the poem aims to expose the truth behind American culture, and the fantasy behind capitalistic society. Ginsberg highlights the destructive nature of American culture, and pays close attention to the suffering of those ostracized people who fail to meet the idealistic expectations. In a poem loaded with allusions to American culture, Ginsberg paints his picture. “Howl” captures the sentiments of citizens forborne from success, proving itself a revolutionary text…

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    Howl’s Moving Castle is a love story about a young girl, Sophie, who finds herself getting cursed by a witch, and a wizard, Howl. There are many clichés about Japanese films that people associate with them, but the artistic yet effective messages and pictures throughout the film make it a must see for any movie lover. Although this movie falls into the animated film category, it is a bit different. It was created through a series of drawn pictures that were put together to make the movie.…

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    A loud, long, doleful cry uttered by an animal in distress. A howl. Howls are not limited to beasts that crawl on all fours; humans have been howling for centuries. In times of protest, or in celebration howls emerge from the depths of humanity, capturing and immortalizing the thoughts and beliefs of some of the greatest minds that humanity has to offer. Some three centuries ago, a group of elected delegates, representing the 13 individual British colonies, met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania…

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    The only way for her to rid herself of this awful spell would be to find an always-moving castle in the hill whose owner was the powerful wizard Howl. She forms a secret contract with Howl’s fire demon…

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    Such as when Mrs. Suliman, Howl’s magic teacher, attacked Howl and tried to show Sophie his true form-- a monster. The intensity of the music portrayed how mysterious her magic is, and at the same time the dire situation Howl was in from her magic. A second example, was when Sophie dreamt about Howl returning home from after participating in the war. He would come back home in his bird like form, slowly walk up to his room, and…

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    Allen Ginsberg’s electric “Footnote” to Howl situates itself comfortably within his bigger poem, or just plain Howl, a well-known and admired epic by Allen Ginsberg for his generation of lost and disaffected youths. Ginsberg’s epic entirety closely resembles Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass published in 1855, which marked an era of upheaval in politics, society, and social conventions. Now getting to Ginsberg’s infamous “Footnote,” which stirred up and presented a new literary style approaching…

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    depicted in his renowned poem “Song of Myself,” has paved the way for many future American writers. Furthermore, his poem has had an enormous influence on Allen Ginsberg, whose controversial poem “Howl” echoes many of the characteristics of Whitman's verse. However, while the form and content of “Howl” may have been influenced by “Song of Myself,” Ginsberg's poem signifies a transformation of Whitman's use of the line, his first-person narration, and his vision of America. As Whitman's lines…

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    respects Sophie, but is also slightly terrified of her unusual behavior. The spunk and unfiltered speech and attitude Sophie projects is never seen possessed by old women, who typically symbolize kindness and quietness. As Sophie and Howl’s bond deepens Howl begins to confide his fears and problems into Sophie. He even sent Sophie to meet the witch, Suliman, who yearns to strip Howl’s powers away for not dedicating himself and his powers to the war effort. Suliman exposes Howl’s true from, and…

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    Ginsberg: A Modern Whitman with a Twist Postmodernism, a movement in the late 20th century, followed the Modernism movement during the late 19th and early 20th century. The Modernism movement is characterized as a movement that steered away from 19th century traditions in art, religion and faith, and literature. It encouraged rebellion against the cultural norm, was a change for the believed “outdated” day to day life, and focused on finding the meaning/root. At the time, it was…

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