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  • Camelot: A Fictional Narrative

    “Sir Percival, Sir Percival, I’m here, I’m here! I have my own sword and everything!” On a stifling summer morning in Camelot, Sir Percival turned and saw a little boy, about age five or six, bounding toward him. The young boy’s shaggy brown hair bounced as he raced forward, and his cheeks were flushed bright pink due to exertion. Only a few paces away from Percival now, the little boy tripped over the too-large sword he carried, and the weapon went sailing into the air. Percival was forced to duck to avoid the flying projectile. Meanwhile, the child stumbled forward and collapsed on the castle training field face first at Percival’s feet. “Friend of yours?” asked Sir Gwaine, Percival’s best mate and fellow Knight of Camelot. He shucked off his sweaty padded gambeson and chuckled. The rest of the knights…

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  • The Natural Book Vs Movie Essay

    out a bat that would win the team the pennant. When Roy was down no balls and two strikes, he felt a sense of defeat. Through the inspiration and confidence of the bat boy that Roy would succeed, his new bat, “Savory Special” enabled him to recover from him fear and win the pennant for the Knights. In the novel, Bernard Malamud, based the series of events off the arthurian legends. The main character, Roy Hobbs is characterized as Sir Percival. His baseball bat named, Wonderboy, represents…

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  • Percival: A Fictional Narrative

    “It was a dark and stormy night…” Sitting before the campfire with his fellow knights, Gwaine groaned. “Percival, it’s supposed to be a scary story. Not a dull tale with a trite start. We’re out on a dull mission! Keep us entertained.” “Fine.” The dancing firelight cast shadows across Percival’s face as his eyes narrowed. “What about a real story? Something more frightening than you can imagine. Something macabre.” Gwaine kicked up his feet onto a rock and grinned. “I am intrigued. Carry…

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  • Dorian Gray And Percival Everett's Erasure

    “The artist is the creator of beautiful things. To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim” (Wilde 1). However, on occasion art begins beautiful and then alters negatively. This is the case in both Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and Percival Everett’s Erasure. Although the stories within each are very different in nature, they are interconnected in the way that the work of art within each alters and changes. Plato stated in Phaedrus, “writing has one grave fault in common with…

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  • Percival White: Harold Market Research

    Percival White considered himself a marketing engineer and reasoned businesses could obtain valuable marketing intelligence through interviews and questionnaires (Hermans, n.d.). He was one of the first specialists to apply scientific management to marketing. White concluded, after he experienced many failed businesses, that understanding why customers bought products and how they used them would help businesses design better products. His landmark book in 1921, Market Analysis, specialized…

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  • Colorism In I AM Not Sidney Poitier By Percival Everett

    Colorism is the discrimination and or prejudice of one based not strictly on ethnicity but on skin color. Despite the belief that colorism does not exist in “post racial” America, it is actually true that colorism still exists in America today. In the novel I AM NOT Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett the main protagonist was a victim of colorism by his girlfriend’s parents. They believed he was too dark to date their light-skinned daughter. Despite disputing assertions, this blatant prejudice is…

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  • Narrative: Innocent Bystanders In The Lower Town

    custody. They would languish in the dungeons for a good week. Percival, Gwaine, Leon, and King Arthur had remained behind to…

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  • Gwaine's Phenomenon: A Narrative Analysis

    Percival sat with his head between his knees, sobbing like a little girl. And why shouldn't he? He hated heights! Why had he allowed his new husband, Gwaine, to talk him into this horrible post-honeymoon hot-air balloon ride? With every sideways jolt of the basket, Percival wanted to puke, pass out, and die. Not necessarily in that order. “Hey, Perc, look at that beautiful blue horizon. That might help,” Gwaine said. Percival let out a long groan. “Shut UP. Please. Don't speak until we…

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  • The Great Barrier Reef: A Short Story

    Percival had been in such a rush he’d forgotten his sunglasses. The bright, late-morning sun blasted through his car’s windshield, but he hardly noticed. The ridiculous traffic jam on the highway was the only thing to which he paid attention. He banged his fists against the steering wheel. “Move, damn it, move, move!” Nope, nothing but red brake lights for as far as the eye could see. He wanted to hop out of his car and run down the road screaming that this was an emergency, and for people to…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Being A Neo-Malthusian

    Malthus’ theory fortunately has not come to fruition, however, it is still a major topic of discussion. Two opposing schools of thought have emerged from this discussion - the “Neo-Malthusians”, who are in agreement with the ideas of Thomas Malthus and advocate for population control. Then there are the “Anti-Malthusians”, who believe that constant advances in technology will continue to bolster agricultural production as well as the standard of living. Both Lester R. Brown and Ray Percival…

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