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    The Muppets had the ability to become a household name. It is all due to the famous Jim Henson, but most people do not know about other puppets such as the marionette and the uber-marionettes. Some people even prefer these puppets over human actors, but there are some essential differences between the two. Just like there are difference between the Muppets and the marionettes, and that is why the Muppets cannot represent the ideal of Kleist and Craig’s uber-marionette style. The muppets does not fit into the image of an uber-marionette because, the uber-marionette is linked to the divine. ‘The uber-marionette will not compete with life - rather will it go beyond it.”(Craig, 84). This comes to show that the uber-marionette was on a level where…

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    Predecessor to the 80’s cult classic, The Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal was legendary puppeteer Jim Henson’s first attempt at creating a fantasy motion picture filmed entirely with intricate animatronics and puppets. The film is complete with heroes, villains and the other main elements of fantastical narratives as described by Russian scholar and folklorist Vladimir Propp in his breakthrough work, Morphology of the Folktale, which states that there is a sequence of 31 functions — certain actions…

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    imagination and creativity. Jim Henson is an Image of Greatness because he influenced a lot of young childrens lives and taught them friendship, good morals and fellowship. He taught this through puppets and showing young children and many future generations to come that you can let your imagination run wild. Henson was born on September 24th, 1936, in Greenville, Mississippi. During the time of his birth the following things happened; BBC was created and aired for the first time in…

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    “Sunny day, sweepin’ the clouds away, on my way to where the air is sweet, can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?” These catchy lyrics can only be identified as the iconic children's show, “Sesame Street”’s theme song. Over the years, the program has come a long way from its creation, first episodes, and cast and special guests. Despite these changes, Sesame Street remains a household favorite and will continue to be for years to come. As the eventful decade of the 1960’s…

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    debuts”). The popular television show was developed by Joon Ganz Cooney, who wanted to create a fun TV program for young preschoolers. It was her goal to have something for underprivileged kids to get ready for kindergarten (“Sesame Street debuts”). Research shows that “Sesame Street is set in a fictional New York neighborhood and included ethnically diverse characters and positive social messages” (“Sesame Street debuts”). For example, Sesame Street consisted of segments using animation,…

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    Bryson Miguel’s “Until Something Happens” is a postmodernist, deconstructionist short story that depicts the entropic nature of language and implies that, despite efforts to apply order and meaning to our words, we are only as effectively understood as someone else effectively understands. Miguel’s story also suggests that the true significance of our stories and life experiences are often ambiguous. There is no single and objective meaning to discover, but rather the subjective act of…

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    The author, the title and the content of Love of seven dolls are completely irresistible. The book opens with a young girl called mouche standing at the banks of Seine where she is planning to throw herself. Like any other reader there is need to read ahead to understand why she would want to commit suicide. Eventually, one understands that it is the war that caused her all her problems. She had lost both her parents in the war. She had dreamt of the stage, and in return worked hard and saved…

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    The Cookie Monster A long time ago, during the year 2015, I had been dieting, exercising, and cutting down how much I ate so I could lose weight. This had been going on for quite a few months and I had not eaten a whole lot off sweets or any other kind of junk food. One day, however, I began to truly crave some sweets. At the time, I was very hungry, my stomach was grumbling and carrying on loudly about wanting to be fed. Our pantry had hardly anything we can eat because people were too lazy to…

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    Imagine being 4 years old, watching your favorite character perform on your favorite show. Confident that you were knowledgeable of everything he was going to do next. Then you get a surprise, Big Bird is going to China. Your level of excitement is uncontainable. You have only seen him on Sesame Street, with Oscar the Grouch, Grover, Burt and Ernie. He was leaving his nest; he was not just traveling to another place, but to an entirely different country. I had to question, “How was he going to…

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    Jim Henson is the greatest puppeteer of all time, creating movies and television shows such as Sesame Street, The Muppets Show, and Fraggle Rock. Henson is known for the manipulating inanimate objects to speak and move for his own personal cause, this case entertainment. There is, however, an even greater puppeteer then the late Jim Henson. Great Britain (and other European powers) conquered the continent of Africa during the early 1900’s to strip the land of its natural resources and…

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