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  • The Post-Heroic Journey In Mccarthy's The Road

    The Road is a post-apocalyptic tale which follows the journey taken by a father and his young son over a period of several months. The pair trek across a landscape blasted by an unspecified cataclysm that has destroyed most of civilization, leaving a barren wasteland full of ash and debris. Although there are a few survivors, without law and order, they must become the indefatigable defenders of their own lives. The will to survive and level of determination depicted by the characters provides McCarthy with the opportunity to create a story of hope and inspiration, however, the tale is solemn and harrowing. Throughout the novel, the father’s primary concern is his son. Although gaunt and ailing, he must fight for their existence. The unconditional…

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  • Inspire Me, Muse: A Short Story

    Underworld. Death surrounded the place. Dracula was foolish to lead me straight to his mansion. The mansion was truly frightening, because it showed signs of nothing but death. Nonetheless, I climbed into the house from a broken window, armed with my sword. The heinous vampire had nearly destroyed my village once and that would never happen again. As I walked around the house, a figure appeared right in front of me. It was Dracula. How he managed to sneak upon me was even unknown to me. ‘Well,…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Storm And The Jilting Of Granny Weatherall

    Both Kate Chopin and Katherine Anne Porter have had their issues with love and they seem to show it through the eyes of a reader with their main characters in their short stories “The Storm” and “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall. Chopin had married Oscar Chopin, a Creole cotton broker, at nineteen and he later pass away in 1883 which had left her with six children to raise own her own. As this shocking turn of events inspired Chopin to start writing, critics have taken her work as too explicit…

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  • Essay On Women In The Story Of An Hour, By Kate Chopin

    Views on women has changed through the years, but Kate Chopin focuses on the view of women in marriage. Women are portrayed as servants to their husbands. The three stories “The Story of an Hour”, “The Storm”, and “Desiree’s Baby” show how women rebelled against the constraints of marriage or gave in to it. They were to have no freedom or wishes. In two of the stories the woman rebelled and the other gave. One woman rebelled by death, another by an affair, and the last one submitted by being so…

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  • Review: The Boy Of The Three Year Nap By Allen Say

    Allen say is children’s book author and illustrator, who originally came from Japan. He was born in 1937 in Yokohama, Japan to a mother who was a Japanese American and his father who was full Japanese, but was adopted by two British parents who raised him in Shanghai, China (Allen Say pg. 1). His early life wasn’t very easy with his parents getting a divorce when he was 12 years old. About four years after the divorce he would go on to live with his grandmother (Allen Say pg. 1). About two years…

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  • Why Architecture Matters By Paul Goldberger

    This is achieved by its use of materiality which continues throughout the building, although the buildings visual features aren’t stagnant and seems somewhat malleable. This is created within the space with the use of artistic graffiti closer to Myers Park, where people have transformed this space into their own. Although nothing appears to change from the streetscape. Something that intrigued the eye at glance was that floor materiality and the tiling which of the footpath which continues and…

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  • Monkey King Poster Analysis

    the complementary colours red and green boldly gives the poster a strong sense of contrast. The ruins in the bottom use red colour. ‘While red is the color most associated with love, it also the color most frequently associated with hatred, anger, aggression and war’ (Heller, 2000, p42). The method of combining red and black stands for death and the hell. However, the upper area using green and blue is a symbol of paradise. This exaggerative colour matching connotes that war can turn heaven…

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  • The Journey In The Journey Of Voltaire's Candide

    In his novel, Voltaire takes us on a Journey; the journey of Candide as he travels from continent to continent in search of people and in search of answers. At the heart of his trek, lies Candide’s longing for his love, Cunegonde. Throughout his journey to end up with Cunegonde, Candide faced many treacherous passages and persistent hardships along the way that seem to constantly leave him pondering philosophically with his companions or with himself. Some of these thoughts and questions that…

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  • The Heros Journey In The Odyssey And The Hero's Journey

    The Odyssey falls right into place with Joseph Campbell’s, “Hero’s Journey” as Odysseus travels far and wide to complete his journey. He voyages through all of the twelve stages present in the hero’s journey while discovering, fighting, and traveling with his men till the very end. While on his voyage he becomes and meets characters that match the Hero’s Journey archetypes as they help or prevent him on his journey. The interpretation of the stages of the Hero’s Journey below helps to describe…

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  • My Journeys: Technology's Journey In The World

    Technology Journey 1 Technology has come a far way from where it first started off. The new and improved devices are becoming so advanced that it is mind-blowing what these gadgets can do nowadays. Today, I use technology on a daily basis and couldn’t imagine what my life would be like without it. I say that now, but about twelve years ago when I was in elementary school, I was just being introduced to the whole new world of technology. The first time I used a computer was in kindergarten back…

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