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    Tom Bombadil placed the magic ring on his finger; everyone waited for him to disappear, but nothing happened, and he handed the ring back to Frodo without a slight hesitation. Frodo offered Galadriel the ring and she grew into a horrible creature towering over Frodo, but fought the ring’s strong temptation, and finally decreasing back to her normal self and declined the powerful ring. Both Bombadil and Galadriel, in The Lord of the Rings, are examples of powerful, higher-power creatures living a balanced life, therefore portraying Tolkien’s respect for nature and humanity’s role in nature. In the biblical creation story, God creates humans to serve as the land’s servants. Tom Bombadil was the master of the forest he lived in, and Frodo’s magic…

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    Tom Bombadil was a character portrayed as both a god-like figure, and a man who deeply cared for the Earth. Lady Galadriel is another character in The Lord of the Rings that also possesses god-like characteristics while simultaneously living a sustainable life. Both Tom and Galadriel are examples of powerful creatures living a balanced life, therefore portraying Tolkien’s respect for nature and strong spirituality. Religion was a very important part of Tolkien’s life. He was a Christian and…

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    Mark Twain’s motivation behind writing from that perspective is to make the story a little more personable to the reader. From this perspective twain is trying to reach out to the audience and connect them through Finn’s experiences and pushing through adversity. Finn learns the most through his interactions with other people along his journey. People such as Widow Douglas, Miss Watson, Jim, Pap, and the Duke and dauphin. Not to mention his side kick Tom Sawyer. From these people Finn learns how…

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    Squidward, in “Naughty Nautical Neighbors”, ruins a fun game between Patrick and SpongeBob and manages to pit them against each other. Squidward’s meddling casts him as a somewhat devious and unlikable character. He is a fun crusher, and this characterization maintains throughout the episodes. Squidward’s rude attitude is a reflection of his own discontent. Squidward works as a cashier at the Krusty Krab, but the life he dreams of involves luxuries that he could not afford with his current…

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    Twain satirizes Tom Sawyer as a stereotypical, southern, white boy. Tom believes in slavery, making Huck shocked when he says that he will help him steal Jim out of slavery. “ I’ll help you steal him!” (Twain 228). Huck has come to the point where he decides he will go and steal Jim from slavery. He tells tom not to tell anyone, but Tom says he will help him steal him, catching Huck way off guard. He knows that Tom is a supporter of slavery and that he hates abolitionists. Twain makes the reader…

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    The main actors in the movie are Tom Hanks portraying Forrest Gump, Robin Wright portraying Jenny Curran, and Sally Field as Ms. Gump. The actors did a good job of acting like southerners in the movie, and they didn’t play out of character; However, there are a few goofs in the movie. As Forrest in the scene where he takes apart his gun and reassembles it, Hanks forgets to use his accent for a few seconds. There are also more mistakes in the movie that no one has seemed to notice. If someone was…

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    Animal rights have become a common idea over the last several years, and the amount of activists in pursuit of these ideas have increased tremendously. Animal rights activists rally over the abuse and mistreatment of animals in business and research fields. The common idea that activists suggest to stop the abuse and mistreatment of animals is to release captive animals into the wild and to use alternative methods of research that doesn’t involve direct contact with said animals. While these…

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    Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Talented Mr. Ripley and Anthony Minghella’s 1999 screen adaptation of the same name delve into the life of a man with a talent for impersonation, fraud and his desire to obtain a lush lifestyle beyond his means. Sexuality and eroticism play a key role in the film adaptation. The precursor novel does not portray Tom Ripley as an overt homosexual, it displays the character as a sexually ambiguous individual. However, in the film it is evident that Ripley would rather…

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    adults when he comes to believe they are doing wrong. To some extent however, his youth does show through in the ways that he follows Tom Sawyer, who, as opposed to Huck, is closer to the average boy of the South. Jim- Jim was the slave of Miss Watson who runs away because he heard that him and his family would be sold and separated, and this strong familial love is something he continually expresses throughout the novel. He always misses his family, and uses them as his motivation to continue…

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    saw in his own society in the South. In this particular work, Mark Twain uses the characters of Tom Sawyer, the new judge, and Huckleberry Finn to criticize this romanticism through their actions and beliefs. The first notable character that Mark Twain uses is Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn’s childhood friend. Tom Sawyer lives his life according…

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