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    Darkness, this is all you know. Imagine never catching a glimpse of a shooting star as it whizzes past your murky window. Imagine never witnessing the illumination of Christmas lights on a frigid, December night. Imagine never perceiving the simple wonders of the world: autumn leaves, goosebumps, and sandy seashells. How could one live like this; how could one find the strength to carry on? This is where some may resort to literature. Literature can provide assistance and encouragement for a plethora of people powering through life-altering barriers. “Invictus,” written by William Ernest Henley, does just this. It provides one the motivation to prevail- even when conditions may be less than ideal. William Ernest Henley wrote “Invictus” in…

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    William Ernest Henley's “Invictus” is about the narrator being unconquered by nature. “Invictus” is the narrator having problems with nature and not being afraid to conquer problems. The narrator of this poem establish a theme of being a conquer throughout the poem saying he will not surrender to horrible challenges, he thinks that his soul is unconquerable, and he is not afraid of divine power. First, the narrator will not surrender to horrible challenges. William Ernest Henley wrote this…

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    Remorse and Rebirth Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a novel that has had massive cultural and societal impact, in a variety of genres and aspects of our life. At its core, it acts as both a cautionary tale, warning against playing around with things beyond your understanding, as well as a story about responsibility and redemption. It stresses the importance of taking responsibility for your actions and taking ownership of your mistakes, and therein working to correct those. Many…

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    At some point in the numerous journeys we embark on, we hit an obstacle and we feel all hope is lost. Sometimes we give up before any progress, and sometimes we give up right before we make it to the finish line, despite putting in so much effort to achieve it. Through Invictus by William Ernest Henley and If by Rudyard Kipling, it is shown that “if you can keep your head”, “yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it”. Both texts insinuate that success comes from commitment and a true sense…

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    Whether it be a struggle through racial discrimination, bullying, or simply being under a foul circumstance, most people have felt persecuted, or singled out at some point in their lifetime by nature. Some may choose to roll over and let their torturers win, allow them to break their spirit and prevent them from achieving what they truly want, but in Invictus by William Earnest Henley, the story of the former is told. The story of a man ravaged by tuberculosis, someone who had already lost one…

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    In English, the word “invictus” means undefeated. This book’s main goal was to show how unity is undefeated. John Carlin’s book Invictus details the story of Nelson Mandela’s fight against apartheid rule. More interestingly, this book explains how he used rugby to win the fight. Apartheid rule was the separation of people by race in South Africa. This prevented a lot of the black population in South Africa from having the same opportunities as the white people. Black South Africans were not…

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    Henley Summary Henley is a small suburb on the lower north shore of the capital city, Sydney. Only 9 kilometres from the CBD, Henley provides public transport or you can drive to work. Henley is home to a lovely day care centre and a preschool where children attend while their parents work. Since Henley is located on a peninsula, the views of the Parramatta River, the bridges, and other suburbs from various points are simply amazing. There are 16 beaches within 11 kilometres of Henley where…

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    disregarded. Wilde shows how both Jack and Algernon lead the "double life" in order to avoid responsibility: Jack uses the excuse of visiting an older brother named Ernest and Algernon pretends he is visiting his sick friend Bunbury in the country. Both protagonists have made up these characters so they can escape from social and moral obligations. Jack's act of using a fictional brother as an excuse is far more hypocritical than Algernon's as although both characters are pretending to be…

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    Dean Corll recruited two teenagers David Brooks and Wayne Henley, to help him commit: abduction, rape, torture and murder of young boys from the Houston Heights area. The victims were invited to parties by David and Wayne, there they were given drugs and alcohol and tied to a torture board. Dean destructively, castrated, emasculated, sodomized and mutilated his victims. The Houston Police Department had listed the boys as "runaway" children. This allowed Dean and his accomplices to continue…

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    front of Caesars power not because of destiny, but because of their failure to proclaim themselves. Fate and freedom seem to go hand in hand in this play. In the poem “Invictus by William Ernest Henley”, although the speaker is facing a lot of difficulties and is in a terrible state, he is still thankful to god for giving him an undefeatable soul. Even though death is around the corner he remains fearless and…

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