Scott Adkins

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  • Character Analysis: Saving Grace

    Men: Can You Trust Them? In the novel Saving Grace, the author Lee Smith traces the spiritual journey of a young girl named Florida Grace Shepherd, or simply Grace. She is the eleventh child born to her father, Reverend Virgil Shepherd and his third wife, Fannie Flowers. Grace’s mother called her the ‘worrywart child’ (Smith 3). She loved her parents, but she did not like Jesus because He made them travel all the time, “And I actually hated Him when He made us take up traveling in His name, living with strangers and in tents and old school buses and what have you” (Smith 4). Grace considered Jesus to be her father’s “boss” because the family did whatever Jesus told Reverend Shepherd to do, making him unavailable to parent Grace in a healthy manner. Plus he was not the godly man he should have been causing her to seek love, approval, and stability from a different male figure. Reverend Virgil Shepherd is a minister of the gospel and spreads the word of Jesus through revivals, snake handling, and personal charisma. He became a minister of the gospel at age twenty-five when the Lord sent him a vision on Roan Mountain (59). His revivals and traveling prevented him from having regular job, “He was too busy. He had to travel a lot, like the apostle Paul” (Smith 13). Grace’s mother was the only stable parent in her life, always tending to her children. Her father was not there to model appropriate male behavior for her or to her mother creating an unstable home. There was…

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  • Ulysses And The Sirens Poem Analysis

    Throughout the years Greek Mythology has influenced art and literature. It was created to teach people using stories about their gods. For example, the myth of the Sirens from The Odyssey teaches us to use logic to resist temptation and move forward with our lives. Ulysses, Latin for Odysseus, and his men are sailing back to their home Ithaca, when the stumble upon Sirens. They must stay strong and resist temptation so they can continue their journey. In the painting, Ulysses and The Sirens,…

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  • The Themes Of Conformity In Tally And Matched By Scott Westerfeld

    This novel Uglies by Scott Westerfeld focuses on the protagonist Tally and the antagonist Dr. Cable, who are citizens in a futuristic society that takes place 300 years from now in a city. In the second half of the novel, Tally finally reaches the Smoke. However, she does not call Dr. Cable to tell her she has arrived safely, instead she starts to like the Smoke. Tally throws her communicating device in the fire and instead of it demolishing, it activates releasing her location to Dr. Cable…

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  • Cheerful Ending: Movie Analysis

    The US Theatrical Version (1982, 116 minutes), known as the first form or Domestic Cut. This form was discharged on Betamax and VHS in 1983. This adaptation stayed unreleased on DVD for a long time. This adaptation (with the global cut) was re-discharged as a feature of the 5-plate Ultimate Edition in 2007, exhibited in same video and sound exchange as the 2006 remastered Director 's Cut. The 1982 American dramatic adaptation discharged by the studio incorporated the "upbeat closure" however…

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  • Grant Vs. Lee: What Makes A Good Leader?

    make it into West Point and attend West Point with average grades. No one thought he would accomplish what he did. The Mexican-American War highlighted his greatness despite his average demeanor. Lee and Grant both attended West Point and participated in the Mexican-American War. What separated them? Lee attended and graduated West Point. He was the first person to graduate with no demerits. Everyone respected Lee because of his greatness. Lee was a very handsome man and would work as an…

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  • Case Study Of Inadvertent Disclosure

    ISSUE Under Florida statutes and cases pertinent to inadvertent disclosure, is Mr. Beene required to return the privileged documents when (1) the products liability team inspected each document included in the discovery; (2) the amount of inadvertent disclosures was miniscule; (3) the degree of disclosure was rather small; (4) Mr. Fitzgerald requested the return as soon as he became aware; and (5) the client has a right to prevent disclosure of confidential communication, as well as an attorney…

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  • Eugene Delacroix's The Abduction Of Rebecca

    Delacroix’s use of colour was influential in the development of both Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting. His inspiration came mostly from historical or contemporary events or literature, and a visit to Morocco in 1832 provided him with further exotic subjects. Delacroix Debuted at the paris salon of 1822 where he exhibittes his frist painting Dante and virgil in hell which was inspired by Dante’s Divine comedy but influenced by Michelangelo and Paul Peter Rubens style as I said above.…

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  • Tally In Uglies

    Does it mean just a symmetrical face, exquisite bone structure, and flawless skin? Or is there so much more that is all kept a secret? In Scott Westerfeld’s novel, Uglies, Tally Youngblood is just another ugly longing for her sixteenth birthday on which she is to turn pretty. All is well until she finds out that being pretty isn’t really as beautiful as it seems. Throughout the novel the theme of appearance showed great importance to many of the characters. Having beautiful features is not…

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  • 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America Chapter 1 Summary

    The opening introduced General Grant and his cunning and also very drastic war tactics to win. This chapter also uses detain to inform us of the Confederate enemy is the Union and its general Winfield Scott. General Scott was the man who informed President Lincoln of the plans of the south after he found the battle plans underneath a shady tree and President Lincoln at the time is trying to stop the spread of slavery a problem mostly in the south but tells them to go ahead and attack the…

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  • Examples Of Figurative Language In Persuasion

    Persuasion is a novel by Jane Austen that portrays the Elliot family (which in this time is head by the Baronet Sir Walter Elliot), and their friends with a third-person omniscient narrator. The book takes place in early nineteenth century England during the Napoleonic Wars and also takes place in the same universe of one of Jane Austen’s earlier and most popular book Pride and Prejudice. Throughout the book, several characters such as Sir Walter and Anne Elliot are persuaded that their first…

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