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    Run, Sheep, Run is a short story written by Rosemary Howland that follows Nancy Martin’s perspective on Mattie Babcock, the new girl at school. Mattie seems to be different than the girls and boys at Edison High, being tall and big boned. In the story, she is described as having a plain face, drab hair, and a big toothy smile, which was the main thing that everyone at Edison High noticed. Before reading this short story, I read the title, which is what I usually do before indulging myself in a possibly magnificent book. The title reminded me of a shepherd leading its sheep around, because that’s the job of a shepherd. However, when I started to compare the title of the short story to the contents of the story, I started to think of something different. In the story, it starts of with, “in our school there’s one crowd that runs everything.” When I compared this to the title, it made me think that the leader of the crowd is somewhat like the shepherd, while the crowd is like the sheep following the leader. But instead of following the leader, there’s a twist. The title is “Run, Sheep, Run”, so maybe the title is telling the crowd to run away from the leader, to have a different opinion or be different from everyone else because following the crowd is essentially just doing what most others are doing. While reading this short story, I had many thoughts and reactions to the events and characters. One of my reactions would be when the story stated, ‘she got to be a joke.…

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    In his poem, “Juggler,” Richard Wilbur describes a juggling performance in which his speaker is attending. The speaker, like the rest of the audience, is captivated by the performer’s raw talent. In order to provide his readers their own seat at the performance and to convey an accurate description of the juggler, Wilbur relies on an array of poetic devices which, in turn, help reveal the speaker’s internal conflict. Wilbur uses imagery, personification, tone, and diction to disclose to readers…

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    When envisioning an oversized teddy bear, an old fashioned alphabet building block set, and a jack-in-the-box that is emanating a soothing tune, one might think they are in a child’s playroom. Unexpectedly, however, these things were found during a concert; a Melanie Martinez concert. Melanie’s style and general theme of her concerts can more than often be described as possessing a whimsical, carnival, feel due to her usage of circus props, such as a carousel, and distinct carnival pop tunes.…

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    The Tale of Ophelia There was once a Kingdom in Denmark named Venlighed, meaning kindness. The kingdom was ruled by a fair King and Queen. One day, the King and Queen were blessed with a gift of a daughter, and they named her Ophelia. But something wasn’t quite right with Ophelia. She was born with a deathly illness, so the noble King and Queen asked for the most powerful fairy godmother in the Kingdom. “I do not have the power to cure the princess from her illness, but I can give her a gift to…

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    Arrogance In Oedipus

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    A Victim of Circumstance The world that Oedipus lives in is a place that is controlled by Gods and the heavens. Fate is a driving force of nature, the Gods reinforce the fate of mortals and there is no escaping. Sophocles expresses this fact of Greek life in his epic tale of Oedipus Tyrannus, the story follows the basis that no matter the actions the same outcome will take place. Oedipus is unable to outrun his prophecy of killing his father and marrying his mother because the Gods and fate…

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    Excalibur Film Analysis

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    In the film, the sword in the stone is the Excalibur, which Boorman uses to depict the power that a King has in ruling his people. The depiction of this authority in the world implied that its absence would have detrimental effects on nearly everything within the kingdom. For instance, the crops would die and the populace would starve. Hence, the sword is symbolic in that the King has to have it in his possession in order to exercise power. This is exemplified when King Uther suspends his…

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    Like his friend Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald spent the majority of the 1920s travelling through Europe. Though these excursions likely influenced his writing, Fitzgerald set The Great Gatsby in New York. The United States has long been thought of as the “Land of Opportunity” where anything is possible. New York is central to this idea of the American Dream; it’s a place where people move to make their dreams come true. Today, the novel is studied in myriad of literature classes and…

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    In the play Oedipus the king, by Sophocles, and in Poetics, by Aristotle, Oedipus was described as a good moral character. He showed major determination to save the city of Thebes. He did all he can in his power to overcome the obstacles and was ready to do anything asked from the oracle of Delphi. Even hurting himself was not a problem because all he cared was to protect the city of Thebes. Therefore, Oedipus’ decisions of making the city his priority reveal him to be a good moral character.…

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    to Carrie to New American Library for $400,000. King received half. He rejoiced and bought his wife a hairdryer. This allowed Stephen to focus completely on writing and becoming an author, full time. His mother, Nellie, died shortly after learning of the sale of Carrie. Three years after it was sold to New American Library, Carrie was made into a movie, which was also a…

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    throne. What is the cause of the conflict between Oedipus and Creon? The conflict between Oedipus and Creon is that Oedipus bribed Teiresias into saying that Oedipus killed Laius in order to take his throne, Oedipus even yelling at Creon: ¨Do you think I do not know that you plotted to kill me, plotted to steal my throne?” Sophocles, Sc 2, Li. 507-508. Oedipus accuses Creon of all this is because if somehow Oedipus was no longer king whether by crime or being murdered, Creon would take over…

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