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  • Rip Van Winkle American Dream Analysis

    “Rip Van Winkle” was an iconic short story that was written by Washington Irving, in June, 1818. It was so well-known that almost every child in the United States has read it or heard about it once in their lifetime. Irving creates a simple-minded and easygoing character named Rip Van Winkle. He was cherished by the community, but his wife henpecks him day and night because of his carefree attitude. However, Irving’s illustration of Rip does not encompass the true reality of the “American Dream”…

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  • Comparisonist Westerns Are Brokeback Mountain And Little Big Man

    allow new westerns to challenge not the west, but societal expectations for women and men in their traditional gender roles. This would be called the “revisionist” western. Two films that fit this category of “revisionist” Westerns are Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Little Big Man (1970). In the film, Little Big…

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  • Mythological Characteristics Of Rip Van Winkle

    the reasons Van Winkle likes to go to the mountains where he meets the creatures who eventually lead him to fall asleep. With these characters we as the audience realize that this story is meant to feel out of proportion. The creatures also rarely talk in the story, creating a tone of mystery. A central theme of the story is the inevitability of change. These characters help push that theme. Dame Winkle’s over-the-top nagging pushes him to go to the mountains were the creatures lead him to…

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  • Spookley The Square Pumpkin Analysis

    Spookley the Square Pumpkin is a musical about accepting each other’s differences. On Halloween one day on Holiday Hill Farm, Jack the scarecrow finds a pumpkin in the patch- only unlike the other pumpkins- Spookley is square. Much to the dislike of the others, the Toms, BoBo, and the Honeydoos, Spookley is bullied for being square. It’s only until Spookley saves the day with support from his new best friend spiders- Edgar, Allan, and Poe that the pumpkins realize being different is great after…

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  • My Siblings-Personal Narrative

    asking my parents for a baby brother or sister. They refused to reason with me, so I took matters into my own hands. The upcoming Christmas I asked Santa Claus to bring me a younger sibling and he carefully considered my request. On Christmas day I was very disappointed when there was no bassinet with a baby under the Christmas tree. But little did I know Santa had in fact delivered my gift. At the beginning of February, I caught my parents whispering in the kitchen. I heard…

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  • Appalachi A Sub-Cultural Analysis

    Throughout this course we’ve examined Appalachia as a separate and distinct region within the United States. The question of whether it’s a subculture or a colony is rather muddy at best. The Oxford Dictionary defines subculture as: “A cultural group within a larger culture, often having beliefs or interests at variance with those of the larger culture”. While this is true of Appalachia to some degree, the problem lies within its geographical area and the large number of subcultures that live in…

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  • Colorado Gold Rush Analysis

    Ones the miners start to move up to the mountains into Golden, Blackhawk and Central City those are were the place where the miners would be more successful on finding more gold. The author’s state: As many 25,000 entered the mountains between April and October by ear-ly about 10,000 remained in Colorado by early August 2,000 in Denver a few hundred in Golden, and most of the remainder engaged in the moun-tain placer operations or ever deepening lode mines. As late as September more than 2,000…

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  • Personal Narrative-Dependent On Christmas

    was 8:30pm. I knew in about an hour I would be calling mission complete. On time and ahead of Christmas eve. I was feeling very proud as I moved my desk parallel to the wall and covering with a crumpled sheet. On the sheet, I developed a scene with Santa dashing towards an old farm house in a field of snow. In the background, I put a plastic train that was glued to a 24” track. These were oddity things I pick-up over the years. They were battery operated with motion detectors. Any motion in the…

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  • Personal Narrative: Switching Places With Santa Claus On Christmas

    with somebody for a day, I’d switch places with Santa Claus on Christmas day. Why, you ask? The answer is simple. To ruin Christmas for all the little girls and boys. As Santa Claus, I would fill their presents with their past pet animal’s rotting corpses. They would smell the stench of rotting flesh, unable to figure what it’s coming from, but when it’s time to open presents they’ll let out a blood curdling scream. Oh, how I’ll laugh my jolly Santa Claus laugh, my belly bouncing up and down.…

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  • Della And Jim's Love For Christmas

    LOVE SACRIFICES, basically what the whole story is about love between Della and Jim and to see how far will they go for each other and neither of them has enough money for a Christmas present, will Della and Jim get enough money for a Christmas present or will they enjoy Christmas with no presents? Christmas eve with only a short amount of time left until Christmas plus there poor so it’s about to be hard to find a least a good/decent Christmas present for each other which brings me to a…

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