Terry Pratchett

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  • The Wee Free Men: Tiffany's Hero Cycle Analysis

    Terry Pratchett's novel, The Wee Free Men, can be interpreted using Joseph Campbell's Hero Cycle analytical tool. With this tool, the theme of Tiffany's development as a witch through her First Sight and Second Thoughts can be effectively analyzed. In the preliminary events of the novel, Tiffany is not only unaware of her possession of First Sight and Second Thoughts, she also does not know she is a witch. At the beginning of the novel, Tiffany is described as "the kind of child who always…

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  • Terry Pratchett's The Wee Free Men

    When a person thinks, sometimes he or she does not always catch on to all that is presented the first time. This is what Terry Pratchett terms “First Thoughts” in his book, The Wee Free Men. First Thoughts are the thoughts initially had, whereas Second Thoughts are the thoughts that have been analyzed and looked over again. In The Wee Free Men, the main character, Tiffany, wants to become a witch and has a certain set of ideas about what a witch’s duties are. The ideas she has are her First…

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  • Legalizing Euthanasia

    “I’m not afraid of being dead. I 'm just afraid of what you might have to go through to get there” (Pamela Bone). In our world, Euthanasia is a controversial topic It.’s so controversial because people can go through so much pain and not have a way to end the misery. Legalizing euthanasia allows terminally ill patients, the right to die with dignity and end intolerable suffering. “The term euthanasia originally meant only 'good death, ' but in modern society it has come to mean a death free…

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  • How Is Hale A Tragic Hero In The Crucible

    The famous author Terry Pratchett once said “...but it's the people the gods ignore who get the really tough deals” (www.azquotes.com). Some characters in the novel were ignored by God, for example Abby Williams and Elizabeth Proctor; both these characters were victims of Reverend Hale’s arrogance. Hale, one of the tragic heros of the play, blindly follows the accusations Abby makes, and he signs the warrant that agrees to the fact that Elizabeth Proctor is dealing in witchcraft. Reverend Hale…

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  • The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rats Character Analysis

    The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents is a book by English writer Terry Pratchett. This book presents to the reader a marvelous story about a talking—or very intelligent and clever, as he puts it—cat, a clan of educated rats, and a stupid-looking kid, who go from town to town to scam the villagers by producing a fake plague of rats, and then the kid would play the piper that leads the rats away with his music. That plan leaves Maurice as the master mind behind the act. The story begins…

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  • The Importance Of Fate In Antigone

    Antigone, like the majority of other Ancient Greek dramas (including it's prequels, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus), followed the idea that each person has a fixed fate, and that the end result of their fate is impossible to change. However, Antigone interpreted this differently. Antigone emphasized the tenaion between free will and fate, showing how destiny was influenced by people's choices and circumstances. The way that characters' fates play out in Antigone affected how modern…

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  • Use Of Satire In Good Omens: The End Of The World

    In Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch is a 1990 World Fantasy Comedy novel, written as collaboration with English authors Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. The book is about the birth of the son of Satan, the Antichrist coming in the last days. An Angel and Demon, Aziraphale and Crowley attempts to sabotage the apocalypse. Both have grown to their human customs spending six thousand…

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  • Ethical Euthanasia Case Study

    considered as an option for people across the world. Many of us don’t want to think of death however euthanasia needs to be recognised as a must in the 21st century. The advancement of medicine has also welcomed the advancement of painkillers. Sir Terry Pratchett, an award winning science fiction author who is battling with Alzheimer’s said, ‘If I knew that I could die at any time I wanted, them suddenly everyday would be as precious as a million pounds. If I knew that I could die, I would…

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