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  • Lysistrata Analysis

    His efforts as the dancing jack, however, were futile. His attempts to persuade Myrrhine seem to remain in wonderland as Myrrhine’s running away slaps him back to reality. Bergson calls this the snowball. It starts out small and “increases in size as it moves along” (Bergson 38). However, unlike the snowball effect, which builds upon itself through positive feedback, Bergson’s snowball eventually hits a rock and shatters. He argues that the snow ball makes people laugh because “every effort the player makes, by a fatal interaction of cause and effect, merely results in bringing it back to the same spot” (Bergson 41). We mock Cinesias’ fruitless efforts as the dancing jack because we observe that his absentmindedness causes him to fall under Myrrhine’s manipulation. Absentmindedness, explains Burgson, “expresses an individual or collective imperfection which calls for an immediate corrective.” He continues, “this corrective is laughter” (Burgson 43). Aristophones incorporated dramatic irony, absentmindedness, the dancing jack, and the snow ball in the third scene of Lysistrata. Through the character, Cinesias, the audience not only realizes how absentmindedness can intrigue laughter, but also how such people may become dancing jacks just to experience the shattering of their snowball. As the audience, we laugh at Cinesias’ absentmindedness. In Greek around 400 B.C., the audience may even sympathize with such a character because the audience were all men. The big picture that…

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  • The Lake-Personal Narrative

    “Reducto” the glacier blew up into a lot of tiny snowballs. I pushed a couple into my hat and whispered a spell into the hat. It was not a spell of Hogwarts or my own; It was one of Loks spells to keep freezing thing froze. With the hat of frozen snowballs in my pocket; I made a snowman with the others in the middle of the lake. I walked back to the rocky peak of the castle. Looking out at my snowman it looked lonely out there so I pointed my wand “geminio” I made him 3 friends. I smiled at my…

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  • Summary: The Great Oxygenation Event

    The Great Oxidation Event (GOE) occurred before the Neoproterozoic and lead to the oxygenation of the upper ocean, or parts of it. After this event however no further significant oxidation occurred meaning ocean oxygen introduced by the GOE is likely to have been used up by bacterial respiration, weathering and hydrothermal processes (Stern, et al., 2013). These processes could not have continued into the snowball Earth glaciations as the theory of snowball earth states a frozen sea must be…

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  • Essay On Global Warming Brings

    What Global Warming Will Bring Since the Big Bang, there have been a total of seven Ice ages and seven warm periods in the Earth’s history. Accordingly, when the climate changes, many conditions such as sea levels, temperature, humidity and even the major existence of species have been altered as a natural phenomenon. As for this era, we are in interglacial period. Interglacial period is a period that exists between each Ice age, and its climate is altered so slowly that animals cannot even…

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  • Throw The Snowballs Dillard Analysis

    The story is about Dillard’s unforgettable childhood experience that taught her a lesson of never giving up on whatever we do. She starts of the story by reminiscing about her experience playing football with guys, as girls tend not to play sports at that time. Dillard expressed her excitement and passion towards football, as it is a privilege for the girl to play football in 1950. Dillard continues by describing her feeling of ecstatic by breaking the rules, throwing snowballs at passing cars…

    Words: 251 - Pages: 2
  • Snowball And Napoleon Character Analysis

    In this reflective piece, my intention is to compare and contrast the current soccer coaches of Wodonga Heart’s Under 16’s team to the main leaders in Animal Farm, Snowball and Napoleon. By using my reading and interpretation of the text, I have decided to compare Snowball and Napoleon’s leadership traits and explore how both of the coaches compare and contrast from both of the characters. The piece is written as a formal, descriptive comparison to show how even normal everyday people can be…

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  • Compare And Contrast Snowball And Napoleon In Animal Farm

    Animal Farm is set in 1945 on a small farm in England. The events that take place on the farm mimic that of the Russian revolution. The farm is ruled by a cruel man named Mr Jones. The animals get fed up with his cruelty and rebel. They then run the farm with Snowball and Napoleon (the farm pigs) as the leaders. Napoleon is an allegory for Stalin and Snowball is an allegory for Leon Trotsky. The actions of both characters reflect those of the Russian rulers. This essay will focus on the two…

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  • Animal Farm Snowball Character Analysis

    would be Snowball. Snowball is a hero, who spoke well and fast, and was more creative than the other animals. Snowball is a born leader, since he spoke so well that you could not help but listen. “At the Meetings Snowball often won over the majority by his brilliant speeches” (Orwell 35). Having good speech helps win over everybody, it’s a universal quality that everybody should have. Many great speakers have followers because they speak so well and put everything into perspective. Since the…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Snowball For Animal Farm

    Do you ever want someone who will treat you fairly and not make up any crazy rules for you to follow, then you should vote for Snowball. He will protect the rights for the animals better than anyone else. I believe Snowball will be the best for animal farm because of all the ideas he can come up with, like his idea for the windmill. Snowball will not take things from the animals, like milk from the cows or eggs from the chickens. You see Napoleon is trying to take over because he thinks he can…

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  • The Lotwell's Themes Of Snowball, By George Orwell

    Each had his own following, and there were some violent debates. At the Meetings Snowball often won over the majority by his brilliant speeches, but Napoleon was better at canvassing support for himself in between times. He was especially successful with the sheep. Of late the sheep had taken to bleating ‘Four legs good, two legs bad’ both in and out of season, and they often interrupted the Meeting with this. It was noticed that they were especially liable to break into ‘Four legs good,…

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