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    The Mid-Winter 's Light Winter is upon the earth. The water which was once flowing has stopped. White clouds scatter the earth leaving an everlasting trail of icy residue that will pile up until the seasons begin to change. Cars that once drove easily on the grooved pavement now slip and move when jack frost wants them too. Ice paints the sides of buildings as the wind whips it in every direction. Slowly lights begin to shine through the thickness of the falling flurry. The darkness of the vehicle appears shambling down the roughly plowed driveway leading to a small two level cottage splattered with colorful lights and icy silt. Three figures slowly open their doors and step onto the frosty gravel. The first is a man no older than forty. White stubble splatters his face and his black hair moves in the frosty winds, his height resembles a small spruce tree that is newly planted, tall but lanky. As the wind blows snow into his chiseled face his blue eyes shine in contrast.…

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    it was time to go. We said our byes in tears. We were going to miss each other though we only became friends some hours ago. The fun was over. I did not know that another event I will never forget was just about to happen. Immediately I got into the car, I adjusted my head and back on the seat several times, moving like an earthworm that salt had been poured on; until I felt comfortable. Soon, I was on a flying chariot going to dreamland. I opened my eyes slowly, waking up from sleep.…

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    Archetype Twelfth Night

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    The concept of light versus darkness is one that has been present for many generations, in both literature and other forms of media. The dominance of such idea lies in the fact that from the beginning of time, light and darkness has been accepted as an archetype which established two opposing sides, classic examples being good versus bad, or hope versus despair. This archetype is further present in the play Twelfth Night, in which William Shakespeare utilizes light and darkness in order to…

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    Araby

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    In this work (Araby) by James Joyce, we see many motifs, themes, and symbols. One that sticks out is that of the schoolboy whose life seems to include an inordinate amount of darkness for someone his age. While most young boys are doing their best to cause mischief and have as good a time as possible, this boy seems to have a few images of light in his life, which causes a dark foreboding over the story. This is presented through images of death and decay, in his immediate surroundings and the…

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    Macbeth;The Portrayal of Darkness and Intrigue Macbeth is a play that follows the major themes of intrigue, darkness and the supernatural. Following the exploits of a famed general whom is kind at heart, yet as events turn tragic and corruption and Darkness start to take over, it leads Macbeth the protagonist to his downfall and causes for a total change in character, as he gets a grip of power and immense wealth. Darkness is a central motif in Macbeth and outlines and foreshadows several…

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    see in the universe can also be seen in James Baldwin’s short story “Sonny’s Blues”. In “Sonny’s Blues”, James Baldwin looks past the normal literary uses of light and dark imagery as representing good and bad, but instead uses them to capture characters’ hardships, their struggles with racial injustice, and the loss of innocence of childhood. Immediately from the opening scene, Baldwin introduces the notion of darkness to represent suffering in the lives of the characters in the story. Right…

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    meaning that she has created a new family with Eriko and Yuichi. Later, Eriko passes away, devastating Mikage. She is once again left hopeless and in the dark, missing a part of her family. However, the light found within the darkness serves as hope for finding family, portraying that in life, there is an inherent balance…

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    John Proctor poor, poor Proctor… Darkness blackness, Darkness a place of complete silence, Darkness a place of protection. Darkness may be a bizarre word to associate with protection, nevertheless, some individual use darkness as a source of protection. The people that used darkness as protection will always have light shed into their darkness. In the play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller one of the play's main characters, John Proctor, has a secret of having an affair with Abigail Williams and…

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    Now I wonder if it was worth it but back then it, meant everything. I came from a dark grimy place. Day after day I could see nothing but black encompassing darkness. It was cold, rough and scary. In hush whispered terms brother spoke of a different world, a faraway place, where the darkness couldn’t reach us. Back then I thought it was just a fairytale. I never believed I would someday be a part of that world, that glorious, radiant, dangerous world. My brothers went first. They said they…

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    wanted to fall through” (99). The Death of Ivan Ilyich, by Leo Tolstoy, is the story of a man who cares for nothing but worldly achievements and self-seeking happiness. Completely engrossed in his career, Ivan gives no thought to his spiritual life, and, as a result, the idea of death never crosses his mind—until death knocks on his door. When death stares Ivan in the face and laughs at his helplessness , Ivan can do nothing but pity himself, seeing no escape from the black sack that awaits him;…

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