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  • Self Betrayal

    We have all committed the unforgettable sin. And, no, it’s not lust, or anger, or even greed - it’s something less obvious, but more dangerous, a transgression that is fatal to our spiritual growth: we have committed the act of self betrayal. We deny our inner truths, look outside ourselves for answers, we hide who we really are in order to fit in, and we fail to hold ourselves accountable to our own standards and commitments to ourselves. For some of us, it is an occasional slip that feels noticeably wrong; for others, it is a way of life so deeply-rooted that we hardly know who we are anymore. We hear it all the time, “be true to your Self”. But what does that really mean? And how do we do it? Last week I wrote about how horses teach us to following our intuition. Following our intuition is the answer to both questions. It is what guides us to our foundation, restores trust and faith within ourselves, and is the only path to true partnerships. The further away we are from our intuition the more off track our lives are. We have two selves: our false “s”elf, or ego, and our True “S”elf. We have spent years laboriously building our false self. It is our fabricated and concocted persona that we show the rest of the world - it is our appearance, our roles, our success, our education, our race, our personal identity and self image. It is how we define ourselves as separate from others and it over defines itself as unique, special, and superior for outside…

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  • Nostalgia In The Natural

    was, truly brings a great feeling to a person. One clear example of this is the movie The Natural that was released back in 1984. Most of the movie is set in the late 1930s. The story is about the main character, Roy Hobbs, and the series of obstacles that he had to overcome to finally fulfill his dream of being a professional baseball player. In this story, there is a great sense of nostalgia of what America once looked like. The Natural shows America in a different light in comparison to what…

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  • Reflection On The Natural By Bernard Malamud

    The Natural, authored by Bernard Malamud is an incredible novel that touches the surface on many human emotions such as insecurity, love, and most profoundly pride. Pride and overconfidence are two obstacles the main character Roy Hobbs faces through the entire story. Roy has a dream, though he may be older he feels now it is his time to become the greatest baseball player to have ever existed. Roy has had earlier setbacks and therefore is not allowing anything in his way this time around. He…

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  • Suffering And Happiness In The Natural By Bernard Mallamud

    “We have two lives, Roy, the life we learn with and the life we live with after that. Suffering is what brings us toward happiness” (152). These are the lines from The Natural written by Bernard Malamud, which Iris Lemon says to Roy Hobbs after he told her all the suffer he faced before he becomes a well-known baseball player. The author gives hopes to the readers that Roy will definitely find his happiness towards the end of the novel. However, Bernard Malamud ends the climactic game between…

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  • Christopher Reeve: A Tragic Hero

    suffered greatly after a tragic accident and endured great struggle afterward. Ironically, he played an almost immortal character, Superman who was a terrific hero to the world. Much like Christopher Reeve along with his character of Superman, Roy Hobbs of The Natural demonstrated godlike strength and power as he is portrayed as a somewhat humanlike hero. His life becomes filled with adversity that he must overcome and fight back from. With such an incredible burden faced, Roy prevails over the…

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  • Structuralism And Structuralism In Baseball Film: The Rookie And The Natural

    two films analyzed in this paper will be The Rookie and The Natural. The Rookie produced in 2002 is an inspiring true story. Jim Morris a high school teacher strikes an intriguing deal with the Texas high school baseball team he coaches. He tells them if they make the playoffs, he 'll try out for the Major League. The movie starred Dennis Quaid, who played the role of Jim Morris. The Natural is a film that was an adaption from a 1952 baseball novel. Barry Levinson directed it. The movie stars…

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  • Roy Hobbs Characters In The Natural

    Who do you think about when you think of a great fictional baseball players? Is it Billy Chapel? Is it Rick “the Wild Thing” Vaughn? Is Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez? You might think it is one of those guys, however, you are wrong. The greatest fictional baseball character is Roy Hobbs. Roy Hobbs is character from the novel The Natural, which was later turned into a movie starring Robert Redford. Over the course of The Natural, Hobbs has to overcome life issues, relationship issues, and the issues…

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  • Roy Hobbs: The Perfect Hero

    During this specific game, he is failing at bat, and when he finally hit the ball with his bat, Wonder boy, it breaks. Instead of taking this as his final defeat, he turns to the batboy and tells him to “pick me out a winner” (The Natural). He depends on a child to save him, to help him win the final game. When he puts his fate in the batboy’s hands, he ends up winning the game and is able to cross the threshold back into the normal world. By trusting this boy, his hero’s journey is complete and…

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  • Persuasive Essay On The Environment

    The issue of the environment, a topic of discussion that seems to be receiving more and more traction with each passing day, is all anyone seems to be talking about. Today it is hard not to be bombarded with images and news of environmental degradation this way and that. What that exactly means for humans, other species, and the world as a whole, is an ever-growing question that has yet to be fully answered. By conducting a survey, I was able to gather information regarding how the students in…

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  • Benefits Of Fracking

    earthquake-rattles-central-oklahoma.html). Along with earthquakes, about 700 hazardous chemicals are found in pressurized liquid lead to the poisonous of soil. Scientists have announced that radioactive materials, including strontium, uranium and radon can contaminate the soil through spills, leaks, blowouts, or during venting and flaring. Also, heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium, barium and arsenic have been reported to occur near oil wells. These chemicals kill helpful…

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