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    The Metamorphosis, “The Elephant Vanishes”, and “Ozymandias” all share a common theme of abandonment. In The Metamorphosis, Gregor lost the love of his family when he couldn’t provide for them anymore. In “The Elephant Vanishes”, the man felt alone in the world without the old elephant, and in “Ozymandias”, he thought that he had everything, but centuries later, nothing was left. In all these stories, the tragic heroes are not traditionally Greek Tragedy and they are left abandoned and alone.…

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    In The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka ,Gregory transforms into a giant bug and struggles to adapt and live a normal life. He is just a normal man in a normal family who wakes in what he thinks is a dream at first, but then has to come to terms with that he really is now, a giant living insect. Gregory is a traveling salesman who comes home only every once and awhile, but after he wakes one morning and realizes that he is an insect his life goes on a downward spiral that not even he can control.…

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    The two stories “Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka and “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez had undertones and themes which related to humanity and philosophical viewpoints on human nature. In the story Metamorphosis the theme of adaptation when a constant is changed are presented through a newly changed family. Compared to this the short story A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, expresses the themes of greed, and how when the opportunity arises people will turn to…

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    Penelope and Telemachus are absent to Odysseus because they are back in Ithaca and Odysseus is deserted to travel back alone. Odysseus longs for the family reunion, mourning and grieving over the fact that family is not whole. Ever since the beginning of The Odyssey, Homer constantly pushes the plot by providing motivation for Odysseus: Penelope and Telemachus. Despite the years spent with beautiful nymph Calypso, Odysseus never fails to grieve over the absence of his beloved wife Penelope.…

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    Forest Winter Short Story

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    Settings Forest Winter is set near the surroundings of the quiet valley which the Nilsams live in. The winter has a big effect on the valley, as many people leave for winter and come back summertime. The surroundings of the valley consist of trees which are either cut down or still in the forest as the area used to be a logging town. The house which the Nilsam’s live in is made out of wood just like the other houses in the valley. Unlike Forest Winter, Gravity is set in the city during the…

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    Beep beep beep sounds countless hospital machines chirping like birds in the morning sun. He opens his eyes to wires coming from his body like a robot. Brought to tears by pai in his abdomen finds out he has 3 broken ribs. Brought to tears by slapping a fly off his face finds out he has a broken cheekbone. Brought to tears wiping his runny nose found out he broke it. His time to go home has come he is leaving the hospital with countless injuries and a hefty receipt from his stay lying motionless…

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    Introduction - This essay discuss The Running Man and The Castle in terms of ‘people who stand up for their values and beliefs’. The Running Man by Stephen King is a book that depicts Ben, the main character as the victim of a large, ruthless company. Forced to survive against the tv shows experienced soldiers and survive to earn money for his dying daughter's treatment. The castle (directed by Rob Stitch and released in 1997) has a similar story, the Kerrigan family is left in a position where…

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    Metamorphosis is an act of change or transformation from one thing to another. While metamorphosis is most commonly associated with bugs, it can occur in humans as well. In both short stories, “Metamorphosis” and “Cathedral” the characters are detached from reality. Gregor possesses anti social characteristics and Bub is ignorant and insensitive. Throughout each story, both characters undergo metamorphosis which inevitably alters their lives. The protagonist of “Metamorphosis”, Gregor Samsa…

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    Franz Kafka’s engrossing characters and plot in The Metamorphosis develop the story’s overall reputation. The Metamorphosis opens as Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman, awakes to find himself transformed into an insect, and we read upon the chronicles of this transformation. Although Gregor indeed suffers a change in some sort, is it truly physical or all a hallucination? Gregor veritably beared several mental disorders, such as: psychotic depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia, which were never…

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    Throughout both Down These Mean Streets by, Piri Thomas and Looking for Work by, Gary Soto both have there similarities and differences when it comes to each one of there lives. Piri Thomas grew up in a bad neighborhood that he had to constantly watch his back just to survive. Gary Soto's issue in the story is that he wants his family to dress nice to dinner and his family does not care. Both the article and the story have personal narrators for their point of view as well as some external…

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