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    “Words can lie.” It is unknown who said this quote. Mare Barrow the main character arrives at the Silver Palace, the Silvers Palace is for the people whose blood is Silver. Mare meets Cal the first silver prince and Maven the second silver prince, Mare has to marry Maven because she is the Red princesses because Mare has red blood. Maven tells Mare lies and when she finds out it is far too late, Mare and Cal then have to fight for their lives. In the novel Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, a theme doesn’t trust people for who they say they are, which is developed by the character Maven and Mara, the setting the Silver Palace in the arena, and the plot events when Maven betrays Mare and plans to have her and Cal executed. Maven betraying Mare Barrow developed the theme by Mare trusting Maven and falling in love with him.Mare Barrow was feeling safe and that he could protect her and she could protect him, she felt like if they ever need someone to lean on, it would be them. Mare was slowly falling in love with Maven she thought she knew him but she didn’t once she found out she regretted everything, she wanted to go back she wanted to marry Cal, not Maven. On page 339, ”It breaks against me, memories falling into place. I should've known, deep down, not to trust Maven. He was too perfect, to brave, too…

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    amazing and talented artist who puts amazing and insightful twists on stories that the average Joe wouldn't see or understand until looking into one of his films. His inspirational and eerie stories can and will change perspective of anyone. His choices as a director are very recognizable, if you are a tim burton fan it is easy to spot out his work when it comes to lighting, color pallets, soundtrack choices, camera angles and of course signature actor choices. Tim Burton’s most visible choice…

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    Children were not taken very seriously during this time because they needed to grow and mature in order to be successful. Alice was a piece in a large game of chess, playing the White Queen’s pawn. The position seemed insignificant compared to the Queen that she was working to become. As a pawn she was not able to give orders, much like a child cannot tell an adult what to do. Once she was able to become a Queen, that is when she was able to have more freedom and give orders. At the banquet she…

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    Set in the vast, fictitious Kingdoms of Norta, Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen is a thrilling novel centered around the life of heroine, Mare Barrow. Raised in the slums of the Red city The Stilts, Mare lives with her parents and her sister, Gisa. She has three older brothers as well, but they live on the front lines of battle, essentially sacrificing their lives for the sake of their Silver King. For as long as they have known, Mare Barrow, her family, and the rest of the citizens with Red blood,…

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    films I have seen, is that in just about every movie or short film made by him has a unique directorial style that you can tell the movie is by Tim Burton. In the movies Alice In Wonderland, The Corpse Bride, and Edward Scissorhands all start off with eerie music that engages you into the movie immediately along with the incredible imagery and appearance/makeup of each character throughout the films. In the films Alice In Wonderland, The Corpse Bride, and Edward Scissorhand all start off with…

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    lighting features entails more of a bright and vivacious hue, with slight shadows and low dissimilarity between the brightest and darkest part of the scene. For example, high-key-lighting is evident when Alice visits the White Queen and nearly everything in which the viewer sees is extremely bright, giving the effect that a reflected light is shining over every surface. This scene also uses the representation of bright lighting to be somewhat angelic showing a calming mood, that of purity and…

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    In the book series Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard, the characters are placed in a futuristic world where the society is split into two social classes based on the color of blood, silver blood, and red blood. When the main character, Mare, learns she has the powers of a silver but is red, she quickly learns the government is wrong and is hiding something from the rest of society. Mare knows she has to fix the division of groups but faces many challenges on the way. One theme this story suggests…

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    For my independent reading selection, I have chosen "The Red Queen", by Victoria Aveyard. I just got the book for Christmas and read it two days ago. It held my attention very well, with humor and other attributes. It's a very unique book, as far as I know. The sequel, and the prequels, are just as good. The Red Queen, a book about a girl named Mare Barrow, shows a journey from living in "The Stilts", Mare's hometown, to Mare living in a palace, betrothed to a prince named Maven, who is…

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    Nelson Mandela once said,“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time you fail.” Failure helps you to become stronger because it helps you to set a goal. For instance, if you fail a test your goal will be to ace the next test. The more you look at your failing grade, the more inspired you are to do better. Failing also helps you to learn. When you fail, you look at what you did, fix it, learn from it, and become stronger from it. In the book Red Queen, Mare…

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    heavily weighs up the idea of good and evil, this contrast is brought under the spotlight by the White Queen and the Queen of Hearts and their areas of dominance. This battle between good and evil employs a wide category of film techniques to show this struggle such as; setting, costume, soundscape, actors’ ensemble and performance, and camera angles. A technique which really emphasised the battle between the two sides of ‘Wonderland’ is the camera angle. This technique visually illustrated the…

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