Journey to the West

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  • Monkey King Poster Analysis

    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 into hell. It should be mentioned that the backlighting used in the center highlights the posture and position of Sun Wukong. In addition, four angles use the dark angle effect, changing the sight of readers to the center. According to the novel ‘Journey to the west’, in search of a weapon for himself, Sun Wukong travels into the Eastern sea, where he obtains the Golden-tipped cudgel Jingu Bang, which can multiply itself. It belongs to the dragon-king of the Eastern Seas. It weights 8100 KGs. (Wu and Yu,2012). Upon Sun Wukong 's approach, the pillar starts to glow, signifying that it has found its true master. Its versatility means that Sun Wukong can wield it as a weapon and keep it inside his ear as a sewing needle. It is the cultural story background the poster shows. From the design of the concept, characters, costumes and props to the architectural design, everything in the poster has a deep reference to Chinese mythology and culture. ‘There is no doubt to anyone who reads the…

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  • Kanye West: The Hero's Journey

    celebrities and leaders are able to follow the hero's Journey to get to the point that they are at today. Kanye West is one of those people who went through the trials to reach the success he is at today, but it sure wasn’t an easy journey. Kanye Omari West was born on June 8th, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kanye’s parents got divorced when he was three and he rarely saw his father. Kanye soon moved to China when he was ten, where his mother was visiting a professor. This can relate to the hero's…

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  • Thomas Jefferson's Journey To The West

    manifest or obvious. Americans assumed the United States would expand to the Pacific Ocean. Thomas Jefferson was president at the time and he dreamed of expanding the U.S. to the Pacific Ocean. People had many reasons for wanting to move to the west. For example, people had personal economic problems and wanted to start fresh in the west. Also, the abundance of land attracted people for farming or land ownership, which was an important step toward success and good fortune. Growth in…

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  • Heroic Characteristics In Candide And The Journey To The West

    Heroic Characteristics in Candide and The Journey to the West What does it take to be considered a hero? In ancient literature one can become a hero in many different ways. The culture and era in which a literary work is created has a strong effect on the heroic figure. As literature evolved throughout time and cultures, a hero and villain could have similar actions but be portrayed completely different. A literary hero is defined as, “A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose,…

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  • The Donner Party's Perilous Journey West Summary

    A Book Review of The Donner Party's Perilous Journey West by Ethan Rarick This book review will examine the historic travels of the Donner Party in The Donner Party's Perilous Journey West by Ethan Rarick. Rarick wrote this book in July 8th, 2009, which provides a current historical and fictional evaluation of the Donner Party’s tragic journey to California. Oxford University Press, a prestigious academic publisher, is the publisher of this book. This book is comprised of 304 pages, which tell…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Journey To Kanye West

    It was a chilly morning with the sun out in New York City with my mother. She had brought me here to shop before school starts and yeah shopping was cool and all; always loved getting new clothes but I was really trying to meet/find celebrities preferably Kanye West. I was also on the journey to find the girls because I mean people don’t know the name Austin Stuart for nothing but anyways I left the hotel early morning while my mom wa sleep because waiting for her to get up would be a long wait…

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  • What Is The Similarities Between The Lewis And Clark Journey

    Maggy McGraw Montana History Reading Response One Lewis and Clark’s Journey in Comparison to Prince Maximilian of Wied’s One of America’s first treks into the West was the Lewis and Clark expedition. The men’s journey brought about new discoveries for America. It also inspired other other explorers to go and visit the West. One of the said explorers was Prince Maximilian of Wied. The prince’s main goal for his expedition was to collect a variety of specimen from the West. By looking at each…

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  • Westward Expansion Dbq Analysis

    citizens were encouraged to go westward by the government. To urge its citizens to go westward, the United States’ government even promised to give out land for free. Hearing the news that land were to be given for free in the West, thousands of people hopped onto their wagons and started to go westward hoping to seek opportunities to change their lives. However, these people had no idea what they were facing as they went west—they were stepping into a completely unknown territory. They faced…

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  • Dbq Essay: The Journey Of Western Life

    The journey west was far from easy. The trip it self was a life changing experience for those who risked their lives on the long journey. The hardships were a result of the grueling natural environment of the west, which changed the way the settlers lived their daily lives. Other factors such as the glooming presence of the British, and Native Indians also caused trouble amongst the settlers. Western life was different from the rest of the nation because of the troubles faced by the people, the…

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  • Pacific Crest Trail

    Wild vs Reality In the Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, Wild, Strayed undergoes a journey in which she encounters a completely new learning experience. Strayed’s journey through the Pacific Crest Trail is much like my personal journey transitioning from high school, to pursue a higher education in college. While reading the memoir, I encountered some similarities between my journey and Strayed’s adventure along the Pacific Crest Trail. Similar to Strayed’s journey, I was called to an unknown adventure,…

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