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  • The Thing Theme

    John Carpenters ’s 1982 horror film, The Thing was made as a premise for social commentary on the deterioration of humanity, warning society of the devastating potential of thinking as individuals in isolation rather than a collective. These themes are accentuated through the use of an alien specimen that enters the world of American male scientists based in Antarctica. The alien (or “Thing”) infects living organisms and attempts to take over the human race by ‘imitating’ them, leaving the men in a fight for their own survival as they try to differentiate between “human” and an alien imitation of a human. The term humanity itself is redefined in this film and is stripped to its bare minimum: the mere biological relationship between humans.…

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  • Memorable Things In The Great Gatsby

    The most memorable thing that Gatsby says is “Well, there I was, way off my ambitions, getting deeper in love every minute…” That was one of the most memorable quotes from the book because it not only shows how Gatsby felt about Daisy but it also summarizes his entire life. In addition, this quotes shows how he was able to forget all his ambitions just for that one girl, Daisy. Him being in love did not just turn out to be better for him, but also for his future. Daisy was the one who preferred…

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  • Character Analysis Of 'The Thing In The Forest'?

    In “The Thing in the Forest” by A.S. Byatt, Penny is a little girl who is sent away from her hometown during the war. During her childhood, Penny was always alone. Her father “died in a sheet of flame” and after that, her already neglectful mother “embraced grief, closed her face and her curtains” (Byatt 308). Penny needed a friend, but mostly she needed someone that understood what she was going through and someone that would be a more positive outlook on it all. When Penny was taken from her…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Thing I Live For

    The Thing I Live For Throughout my life every time I think about the things that are important to me there has always been one thing that never became of less significance to me. Sports has been apart of me at every age. From a young kid who watched sports on tv dreaming to be in that position one day to a senior in highschool trying to find a career path than can keep me involved with what I love. As life goes on the role of importance that sports play in my life only becomes greater. Ever…

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  • Love For A Soulless Thing Is Not Love Analysis

    Book 8, Section 2 – “Love for a soulless thing is not called friendship, since there is no mutual loving, and you do not wish good to it. For it would presumably be ridiculous to wish good things to wine; the most you wish is its preservation so that you can have it. To a friend, however, it is said, you must wish goods for his own sake” (Aristotle, 426). Premise 1: Friendship requires mutual loving. Premise 2: Soulless things do not love. Premise 3: Friendship requires reciprocated wishing of…

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  • Antithetical Characteristics Of Truth In The Things They Carried By Tim O Brien

    The book The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien is full of twists and turns that leave the reader wondering what is true and what is not. His complex writing not only makes one question the truth, but also teaches them about what it is. Through this novel, the author teaches his audience that truth is arbitrary. To support this idea, O’Brien writes about the process and composition of storytelling, explaining that there is a difference between two types of truths which he calls “story-truth” and…

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  • The Shape Of Things By Neil Labute

    The Shape of Things by Neil Labute definitely brought art into another level where people can relate to it easily. It will make one realize that the question that will get them thinking will be how far would one go for love and what price might one pay to have it? There are more painful and truthful questions explored by Labute throughout the play that made art more meaningful. From the opening scene, Evelyn’s chief weapon is an audacity solely acquire from her full senses that she is the…

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  • Do The Right Thing

    Anti-realism, Cultural Identification, Violence, Interruption, Mobility, Do The Right Thing. Do The Right Thing continues to be a reflection on today reality; there is still an existing of violence, segregation, cultural identification, authority’s abuse and mobility. Even the film theme “fight the power” have an existing of today reality. Neighborhood coming together to fight the people who are in power such as the government and authorities. This film also have racism, stereotypes, distrust…

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  • The Things They Carried American Literature Theme

    American literature; the literature written or produced in the area of the United States and its preceding colonies. There are many books that resemble this style of writing, but one of the best is The Things They Carried by Tim O’brien. This book is a spitting image of what American Literature should be and is. Of course, American literature has some standards and traits that specify it as American literature. Like common themes, for example. A theme is the subject of a talk, a piece of…

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  • Personal Narrative-The Most Important Things In My Life

    Something I have realized throughout my my life, is that on holidays, people tend to try to compensate, or help out the ones in need. And although this is a really admirable thing to do, it is usually something that is only done during this occasions. Furthermore, most times, it is assumed that their only needs are the material ones, when really, a lot of people need moral and spiritual need. My school used to take us to poor daycares on christmas eve, and we would be assigned each one one kid,…

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