Methuselah

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    lla Rutkowski As ShowTime’s Shameless showrunner John Wells mentions, “We have a comedic tradition of making fun of the people in those worlds. The reality is that these people aren’t ‘the other’ - they’re people who live four blocks down from you and two blocks over” (Rochlin, 2010). This comedy drama TV series takes place in Southside Chicago depicting a flawed family of Frank Gallagher, an alcoholic, drug addict, and crime committing father of six and a bipolar wife. While Frank selfishlessly…

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    In the beginning of this novel, The Street, Ann Petry, describes herself as Lutie Johnson also a major character in the book living in New York with racism as well as sexism being all around her. The main theme of the beginning of the novel describes what was going on during the Harlem Renaissance during the late 1940s and how Petry lives her black urban life in Harlem. Lutie describes the wind doing “everything it could to discourage the people walking along the street” (Petry 2). She says this…

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    themselves in. They grow accustomed to not having freedoms and being locked up by their father, just like the parrot. The bird also represents the Republic of Congo and their ultimate fate when they break away from alliance and become independent. When Methuselah is finally free, he is eaten by a predator and killed. When The Congo now becomes independent, they will soon seek an unfortunate ending just like the…

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    Ann Petry's The Street

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    Life of an African American During the Harlem Renaissance During the Harlem Renaissance, racial discrimination was prevalent against African Americans. In Ann Petry’s novel, The Street, Lutie Johnson and other minor subjects are greatly affected by their surroundings in Harlem. Lutie Johnson is an important symbol of her novel because she shows the struggle of raising a son in the midst of a poverty-stricken area dealing with an African American life. Petry illustrates this as “the street,” and…

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    30976487 The Oracle of Cougar Creek It was the sun reflecting off the huge blade, in the small clearing ahead, that first caught my attention. The forest path meandered along side the creek and had gradually widened until it framed an incredibly wrinkled old man. He had a large chunk of wood standing as high and wide as himself in front of him, coming to life with every knife slash. The fluidity of his movements bespoke decades of practice and made me stop in wonder. Although the…

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    Redwall Symbolism

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    portrays a rather medieval age feeling; and Brian Jacques is able to instantly set this with his archaic vocabulary. The main characters of this book include: Abbot Mortimer, Asmodeus Poisonteeth, Basil Stag Hare, Cluny the Scourge and his horde, Methuselah, and Matthias(all of the characters in Redwall are anthropomorphic animals-- they act and communicate like humans). Redwall is a book about Matthias saving the Abbey that is under attack by Cluny, a deadly rat, and his horde by…

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    Cain's Genealogy

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    The genealogies of Seth and Cain seem pretty boring a first glance. However, you can actually pull a lot out of Chapter 4,5 in Genesis. I would like to compare and contrast details that I have found very intriguing. First, I would like to talk about a few things that we distant to Cain’s line like how the line started with cain and not God or Adam. Also why it mentions a city in his genealogy and what that could mean. As well as why what Lamech said is so important. Then I would like to show you…

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    “Shaw was a very great man indeed. The danger is that when all the froth and nonsense about his being a philosopher has died down (as it must) a reaction should set in and lead people to forget his real genius. He was a comedian, in his own time; of the very highest order … He was a humorist of the more intellectual kind, a master of satire, art and fantasy like Gilbert, Wilde and Aristophanes. In that class no one had more continuous vitality. He is also, in his prefaces, one of the great…

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    construct and articulate his own view of the divine. For instance, when he states, "Walden was dead and is alive again" this statement reverberates Luke 15:24, "For this my son was dead, and is alive again." Furthermore, the old testament figure of Methuselah is cited in this chapter, and there are also obvious reminders of the creation story of Genesis, especially in Thoreau’s contrast of man to clay, “What is man but a mass of thawing clay?” In addition, God the superlative designer is talked…

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    In “Genesis,” Adah sees past the illusion that the Congolese are a primitive subgenre of humans who are inferior to the Prices. Instead, she understands that the Congolese are the same as the rest of human civilization just with different cultures and traditions. When the Prices arrive in the Congo, Rachel and Nathan are shocked and disturbed by the Congolese not wearing clothes. As a result, Nathan angrily delivers a speech to the entire Congo to insult them for their nakedness and call them…

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