Linus van Pelt

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  • Peanuts Comic Strip

    in 1956, that one hundred newspapers “finally” included Peanuts in their printing. (Walker, 438). Schulz was a minimalist. Charlie Brown himself only had a few lines on his face that could easily express several different emotions. Even his backgrounds only included squiggly lines and different fonts used to express different emotions along with different comic sound effects. (Walker, 439). As the comic aged, the reader needed contemplate the situations in order to see the humor. “But Schulz made the world seem a little less lonely, with characters that people knew or saw in themselves…” (Tawa). He made the characters more relatable: Charlie Brown was a loveable loser; Snoopy was a fantasist; Lucy was bossy and irritable; Linus was a theorist; Schroeder was an artist; Pigpen was a slob; Schulz covered all of the different personalities throughout his characters. Any reader could grasp the character’s insecurities and frustrations. “…Schulz was revealing the universality of emotions.” (Walker, 438). Within the first few times of a character being introduced, their personality was established and understood. Throughout the fifty years of the comic strip, Schulz used random situations and turned them into ongoing gags. He explained that Peanuts included “twelve devices” which were crucial to its success. The devices were: “1. The kite-eating tree; 2. Schroeder’s music; 3. Linus’s security blanket; 4. Lucy’s psychiatry booth; 5. Snoopy’s doghouse; 6.…

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  • Vulpix: A Short Story

    First of all, hello. My name is Vulpix, I am a small shop owner, I live with Lucy, and my cousin Linus. Sometimes, Linus visits us in our bomb shelter, located in San Francisco. He had come over for awhile because business hadn’t been good in New York. I am a Destine. “Is he still here?” I ask, noticing Linus’s absence. “No, he just went up to scavenge for a few minutes.” “What? I thought the day wave didn’t come for a couple hours?” Ever since the earth 's plates shifted it created a…

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  • Nancy Lou Webster: A Short Story

    Over lunch one day, Lee Blocker told Bill about some land outside of Elgin that he wanted to develop. Nancy Lou and Bill drove to Elgin with their three children and were greeted by a downtown with all the first story windows broken out and boarded up, and many of the second story windows were broken with pigeons roosting in them. She remembers what a dreary place it seemed and said to Blocker, “If we come to live here, I will have to do everything in my power to revitalize this downtown.” In…

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  • The Life Of Audrey Hepburn

    Everybody knows Audrey Hepburn as a famous actress and model, but not many people know her background. Her childhood was definitely not pleasant in fact, it was very corrupt while growing up in Brussels, Belgium with World War 2 being in effect. The war caused her childhood to change in many directions. However, that did not stop her from losing hope and determination for her future. Hepburn was brought into the world on May 4, 1929, in Brussels, Belgium. She was born from a Dutch mother, Ella…

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  • Arnolfini Portrait Analysis

    Arnolfini Marriage, Jan van Eyck painted The Arnolfini Portrait (Figure 1). The portrait is an eighty-two by sixty centimetres oak panel created with oil paints. Though it is not what year van Eyck began this painting, it is dated as complete in 1434. The Arnolfini Portrait depicts Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini and his wife, Costanza Trenta. In 1861, William Henry James Weale assumed that the Giovanni Arnolfini depicted in the double portrait was the same Giovanni Arnolfini who married Jeanne…

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  • Jan Van Eyck Wedding Portrait Analysis

    Jan Van Eyck began his career as an artist in 1422 and continued until his death in 1441. While Van Eyck was active, he created many well-known paintings. According to John Haber, Van Eyck was a portraitist who was the first to paint in oils (pg.1). One of his most famous works is Wedding Portrait, or Giovanni Arnolfini and His Bride. This painting depicts a man and a woman holding hands in matrimony with many symbolic objects surrounding them. The painting was created in 1434 and currently…

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  • Amadeus Movie Analysis

    Nicole Orgeron’s Movie Critique- “Amadeus” 10/21/2015 Watch the award winning movie from 1984, “Amadeus” based on Mozart’s life, directed by Milos Forman then answer the questions below to receive credit for this assignment. 1. Name one of the Academy Awards this film has won. One of the Academy Awards Amadeus won was Best Picture. 2. Which actor was nominated for an Oscar in this film? Tom Hulce, was the actor that was nominated for an Oscar for starring in Amadeus. 3. What does the old…

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  • Mozart And Haydn Analysis

    unpleasant marriage and they had no children. His wife did not understand music and showed no interest in what he did. The couple did not get along, mainly because of her hatred towards his music. She would even go as far as to use his compositions as curling papers or to line her pastry pans. In 1791, Haydn accepted an invitation to go to England to compose and gladly accepted. During this time he was able to meet up with Mozart and compose together. “During his time in England he generated…

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  • Uncontrollable Change In Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle

    I believe Washington Irving’s purpose for writing “Rip Van Winkle” was to express the simple concept of uncontrollable change. To express change Irving used a clever fairy tale, drenched in historical truths. Reading Rip was entertaining, but unlocking the depth was not simple. My conclusion is this: on the individual level change is inevitable, the world is a moving place, but we have a choice, we can either change with it or stay the same, and even with that it is still up to the community to…

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  • Individuality And Nature In Rip Van Winkle

    How does Irving incorporate at least three of these mythical-story characteristics into "Rip Van Winkle"? What is the impact of these characteristics on the story or on the reader’s experience of the story? Two very good questions that will soon be answered. In this essay, You will learn about Rip Van Winkle; a man who loved nature and zoning out. You will also read the brilliant writing style of Washington Irving, and how it pulls the reader in. The three characteristics in Rip Van Winkle…

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