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    A pure white peacock is not exactly subtle metaphor, but it is certainly a memorable one. Which is suitable considering Toni Morrison did not write it into Song of Solomon for giggles. The white peacock represents how materialism prevents flight, or more accurately freedom.This theme is more thoroughly elaborated on with Milkman’s development, as demonstrated by what happened after his first attempt to steal gold. Due to a chance detail Milkman shared with his father, a mad story about a murder and stolen gold was revealed. With Macon II convinced that Pilate has the gold, he ordered his son, he, in turn, recruited Guitar, to steal the gold. Upon Milkman and Guitar’s attempted getaway they were stopped by the police, where they were forced…

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    Shivana Quotes

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    After reading the second section of the book I feel bad for Shivana. She is willing to do anything to get an abortion and she is extremely desperate. When she meets the cab driver she engages in sex with him just to make more money. She then has a breakdown because she realizes there will be consequences when she goes home and her mom finds out that she is pregnant. Another example of when Shivana is desperate is in this quote “Jump on my stomach and make me lose this shit.” She is willing to…

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    scene is described in the book as: “Life, safety, and luxury fanned out before him like the tail-spread of a peacock…” (Morrison 170). From here, it refers to a bird, whose species is associated with flight but whose breed has difficulty to do so. The bird is used to emulate the slow evolution of the element of flight within the text. Toni Morrison uses the tail-spread of peacock as a magic element and this is a simile that indirectly implied the contentment gained from wealth is not permanent…

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    “And while I had to lack after the savage who was a fireman…to look at him was edifying as seeing a dog in a parody of breeches and a feather hat, walking on his hind legs…he was useful and had been instructed (www.SparkNotes.com).” As a result, it seemed that no matter how educated the Natives became, they were still seen as being a lesser people to the whites. From racism, the idea of civilization vs. uncivilized life came about. Conrad used the “light and dark” difference regarding this.…

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    How Businesses Use Colors

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    This is why it is a popular color for taxis. Similar to yellow, orange is visible, but it is also considered fun and social (Stranger). Interestingly, red is associated with power, passion, and excitement (Stranger). In my photos, I utilized color and contrast in order to portray the associations with color or exemplify the uses of color for hot colors and cool colors. Throughout my essay, I chose hot colors and paired them with cool or dull colors in order to contrast them. “Taxi!” was all…

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    to others. Too much striping can be over bearing and somewhat out of place for most occasions. Not having enough stripping causing lost presence. These type of combinations for the wearer can be an excellent choice for almost any occasion. Another look that is used to express oneself is the color black. Black is a great professional color and its perfect for a working woman. Most women have some kind of black outfit stored away for an occasion whether it is for a night out, a business meeting,…

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    Analysis: In the short film "CASTELLO CAVALCANTI" by Wes Anderson, everything is taken in a scene where is in an Italian village. The setting is filmed around that area, never film in elsewhere. The cinematography of this short film is Darius Khondji, who got many international awards and nominations. There are a lot of repeating camera movement and camera position are used in the film for example the pan and the eye level shots. The whole film has a rich color of red and yellow, the setting…

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    main character, Jay Gatsby, wants to marry his long lost love, Daisy; however, she has married another man named Tom, who comes from “old money”. Gatsby tries to win her back by throwing extravagant parties and showing her that he has enough money to take care of her. In an unfortunate set of events, Daisy kills Myrtle Wilson, Tom’s mistress. Gatsby, in the end, is blamed for the accident. This false accusation leads to Gatsby 's murder. Throughout the novel color symbolism plays an essential…

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    because he bought a house in East Egg, just so he could see Daisy’s house. He would always stare at the green light to remind him of Daisy. “Nothing except a single green light… that might have been at the end of a dock” (Fitzgerald 21). This shows how much he loves Daisy, as he bought an entire mansion just for the sole reason that he could be reminded of Daisy whenever he pleased. Another color Fitzgerald uses to represent the times is the color white. “Fitzgerald uses the color white for the…

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    Four Core Motives

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    Each of the core motives are different, each with its own set of strengths and weaknesses. The individual motives are named after colors that reflect what they might look like as a color. The motives are respectably: Yellow; motive fun, Blue; motive intimacy, Red; motive power, White; motive peace. All of the motives push us towards reaching them, for example if there a red arguing for power at a party a white would probably be trying to break it up, the yellow would be partying not caring what…

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