Roald Amundsen

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  • The Importance Of The Endurance Expedition

    • In what context should the Endurance expedition be analyzed? As a scientific endeavor? An entrepreneurial venture? An exercise in imperial opportunity? By what criteria should the expedition be evaluated? Given your answer to the preceding question, was it a success or a failure? The Endurance expedition fits in all three contexts of imperial, scientific and entrepreneurial. Ernest Shackleton used his journalist contacts in order to promote the expedition. Shackleton was not able to claim Britain as the first to reach the South Pole, although he was within 100 miles. Unfortunately, the Norwegian explorer Ronald Amundsen won the race to the South Pole shortly after Shackleton returned from his voyage. Shackleton felt this new voyage…

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  • Similarities And Difference Between Roald Amundsen And Charles Lindbergh

    Journeys for Fame Competitiveness is like a wild animal. Once aroused, it can’t be controlled. In the year 1911, Roald Amundsen, a figure in polar exploration, began his long journey to the South Pole, in Antarctica. He became the first person to ever succeed this dangerous objective. Only 16 years later, in 1927, a pilot named Charles Lindbergh prepared to fly from New York all the way to Paris. A $25,000 award was set up by a hotel owner in New York City for whoever could accomplish this…

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  • Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory Analysis

    “I have got the golden ticket!” (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, 1971). The joyous tune that will flow from your mouth after seeing the greatest family movie in at least a decade, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”. The film was produced by Emmy winning Mel Stuart, and, though a new genre for him to embark on, his excellence shines through as all the many aspects of the film come together to create a masterpiece. The novel and screenplay written by Roald Dahl truly takes on an image…

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  • Revenge In Roald Dahl's Loda

    Revenge can be extremely violent and result to death for adults, while children’s acts of vengeance remain to be significantly different. Roald Dahl is a famous children’s author who has written several classics that incorporate revenge, such as “James and The Giant Peach” and “Matilda” (“Roald Dahl Biography”). In the film adaptation of Dahl’s book, Matilda, she uses her acts of revenge against her abusive and neglectful parents, and the equally abusive character of The Trunchbull, as well as…

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  • James And The Giant Peach Essay

    “James and The Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl is a story focuses on James Henry Trotter, a young boy who was sent away to live with his terrible aunts after his parents are devoured by rhinoceros. One day, he is given magic green object by the old man, which he accidentally spills on his aunts' decrepit peach tree. One of the peaches begins to grow, and grow, and grow. He then escapes an abusive home in a magical peach. Throughout the whole adventure journey, he makes new friends, and discovers the…

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  • The Theme Of Identity In Fantastic Mr. Fox By Wes Anderson

    In her article, “Fantastic Mr. Fox: Wes Anderson 's Return to Form”, she reviews and summarizes the film Fantastic Mr. Fox. Pols also compares Andersons Mr. Fox and family to the Mr. fox and family presented by Roald Dahl. Pol summarizes Fantastic Mr. Fox as “a delightful amusement and a distillation of the filmmaker 's essential playfulness” (Pols). She praises Anderson for successfully combining Roald Dahl 's children 's story with “Andersonian pouting, parental issues, self-doubt and…

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  • Willy Wonka Character Analysis

    WILLY WONKA- SCHIZOTYPAL PERSONALITY DISORDER About the character Willy Wonka is one of the main characters in Roald Dahl’s famous books, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. The character was portrayed by Gene Wilder in the 1971 film adaptation, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and was portrayed by Johnny Depp in the 2005 film adaptation, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Both the films and the books describe Willy Wonka as a phoenix-like man who…

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  • The Landlady Analysis

    Roald Dahl is the Author of a chilling short story called the "landlady" The landlady is a wonderful tale about a young man named Billy Weaver, and his confrontation with the landlady; an older women who runs a strange bed and breakfast. This short story though it doesn't seem, gives off an important message; don't judge a book by it's cover. As the main Character Billy Weaver with his coat, top hat, and suitcase was deciding if he should stay at the Bed and Breakfast, something caught his eye…

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  • Reality In The Landlady By Roald Dahl

    “What we see is an illusion. What we don’t see is the reality.” - Tad Chef. Society around us today extremely suffers from realism. Many people create a reputation of themselves that filters away the negative stuff they might be doing in places other than the public. They give strangers a positive understanding of themselves. However, we should know that appearances can sometimes be deceiving of the reality and that we can be fooled by people who just need us for their dirty desires. The short…

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  • Lamb To The Slaughter Suspense Analysis

    On the contrary, Roald Dahl uses familiarity to initiate suspense in ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’. For example, the quote of “warm and clean, the curtains draw”, a familiar setting of a loving home gives a comfortable feeling but at the same time, it makes the audience anticipate what is going to be the outcome of the story. The wording of “warm” makes it feel like a home full of love and tenderness, which makes it creepier to expect something to happen. In addition to that, this point can also be…

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