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  • Antagonist and Dexter - 981 Words
    The TV show ‘Dexter’ is the story about an anti-hero named Dexter Morgan that works as a blood splatter expert for the Miami Police Department by day, but by night he kills bad guys who have escaped the legal system. It is not your typical TV drama because it shows unrealistic situations and events because of his personality and background. Dexter also verges on Dark Comedy. When all of these elements are combined, Dexter is my favorite TV show because it is so different from...
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  • How Antagonists Effect a Story
    English Culminative Essay | Mathew BinuENG2DAJune 6, 2013 | Effect of Antagonists on the Plot of a Story In the movie Dark Knight Rises, the antagonist was Bane. Bane’s motives were to wreck and destroy the plans of the protagonist, Batman. Likewise, the antagonist in the book To Kill a Mockingbird, Bob Ewell displayed similar characteristics that were against the protagonist, Scout Finch. In the case of the Shakespearean play Midsummer Night’s Dream, the antagonist is not clear since...
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  • First Day on Earth Pro and Antagonist
    Protagonist In the novel "First Day on Earth", the protagonist is a boy named Mal whom believes he is an alien and is being tracked. He thinks he doesn't belong on Earth and is needed in outerspace. Mal's Father left his mother when he was a kid and now lives with his mother whom is often drunk. He often goes to an abductee support group where he meets people with other worldly secrets of their own which they share at this group. Also,Mal meets a guy named Hooper who seems to be somewhat like...
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  • Lord of the Flies/Shutter Island Antagonist Comparison
    ENG3U1-01 7 May 2012 Comparison of Antagonists in Lord of the Flies and Shutter Island As a social human, it is impossible not to write a distasteful person off as an enemy. Every little thing they do seems to be laced with bad intentions. The novel Lord of the Flies written by William Golding, and the film Shutter Island directed by Martin Scorsese are both texts that contain antagonist characters with unique and similar qualities. An antagonistic character is usually written to be...
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  • Chrysanthemums Literary Review - the Antagonist Is Not Who You Would Think
    Stephens 1 Jeff Stephens Kathleen Roddy ENGL 1102-208 7-20-2011 The Antagonist is Not Who You Would Think In “The Chrysanthemums” by John Steinbeck, the character’s conflicts are very obscure. The main character, Elisa, is in constant conflict with herself, which she projects onto her husband and the tinker. Though Elisa appears to be dissatisfied with her life, she has no way to change it, and she becomes increasingly crass as the story progresses. Although she appears to be...
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  • Flowers for Algernon: How Does Daniel Keyes Create a Protagonist and an Antagonist Within One Character in the Story?
    Question: How does Daniel Keyes create a protagonist and an antagonist within one character in the story? In Flowers for Algernon, the developmentally disabled Charlie Gordon lives a very innocent life. However, Charlie is harshly treated by his coworkers and his mental superiors, causing him to be viewed as the protagonist of the story. Due to the fact that the story is written in the perspective of Charlie, the reader begins to develop a strong relationship with him. When Charlie...
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  • Now you see me
    A protagonist is a main character or the important character in a movie. While antagonist is the character that is in the opposition to the protagonist. In the movie “Now You See Me”, the protagonists are Daniel Atlas, Merritt McKinney, Henley Reese, Jack Wilder, Dylan Rhodes and Alma Dray. Thaddeus Bradley and Arthur Tressler are the antagonists. A famous American actor Morgan Freeman plays the role Thaddeus Bradley in “Now You See Me”, a former magician then a proficient magic debunker who...
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  • Review of Dr. Horrible - 546 Words
    Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, directed by Joss Whedon, is a super-hero musical tragicomedy produced in very limited budget. Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris), the protagonist, Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion), the antagonist, and Penny (Felicia Day), the girl between Dr. Horrible and Captain Hammer, are the main characters in this 40-mins miniseries. It won the People's Choice Award for "Favorite Online Sensation" in 2008 and Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in 2009. What makes this...
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  • A Character Study: Phoenix Jackson
    Phoenix Jackson, the main character of “A Word Path”, by Eudora Welty, is a determined and giving Negro woman, who, despite her old age and fading independence, frequently makes a long and hard journey to town to help her grandson. The whole story takes place in about a day’s time -- yet this small glimpse into her long life is enough time for the author to convey to the reader who exactly this character is, both physically and psychologically. Physically, she is a frail, old woman. She...
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  • Death and the Maiden - 266 Words
    Death and the Maiden Revenge has always been considered one of mankind’s greatest faults due to degree of difficulty to be able to forgive someone. Chilean author, Ariel Dorfman, exemplifies this statement in his stunning play, Death and the Maiden. His main character has the choice to kill her worst enemy or to set him free. His novel is open-ended, so the reader must decide whether she did or did not kill her nemesis. Although the play was intended to please crowds across Great Britain,...
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  • Masculinity in Westerns - 735 Words
    Final Exam What makes a hero a hero? In the western movies, The Searchers, High Noon, and Rio Bravo, each film portrays the issue of masculinity in three distinctive ways. In each of these movies the main character is left with defeating the bad guys. In all three of the movies, the main character is able to represent the traditional masculinity, toughness, and honor. In both the movies The Searchers and Rio Bravo, John Wayne plays the main character. Wayne at this time in America was...
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  • How Do We Become Human
    By: Marcus Chow and Adrian Leung Much Ado About Nothing’s Themes Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy written by William Shakespeare, who was a very famous writer in his own time, he is still very famous even now and uses words like no other. Much Ado About Nothing is a classic play in Shakespeare’s inventory. This play is about men and women who are skillful in the use of language and are experts in arguing and making fun of others. There are two kinds of people in the play, antagonists and...
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  • -Book- Top 8 by: Katie Finn
    Everything in her life was working out. She had her three best friends, a brand new boyfriend, and the lead in the school play. Who was she? Madison MacDonald was the name and she is seriously freaking out. Because ever since she got her Friendverse hacked her life went from perfect to terrible. The most damaging secrets are out and Madison was completely sabotaged. Now her boyfriend and she are broken up, half the school hates her, and her friends, and she’s in it deep. And now she has to...
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  • Beowulf Assessment - 260 Words
    Beowulf Assignment #5 In the epic, Beowulf, the main character faces many antagonists who have the exact opposite of the virtues of Anglo-Saxon culture. Beowulf, the protagonist, obviously possesses all the virtues important to Anglo-Saxons. The first antagonist that Beowulf faces is named Unferth. Unferth is not loyal in that killed his brother slyly and that he offers Beowulf a sword to fight Grendel that shows that he is too cowardly to fight the monster himself. Loyalty and bravery are...
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  • THe Secret Life of Walter Mitty- a comparisson essay of the movie and the short story. compares the plot, character development and setting
    Comparative Essay Movie vs. Story Sam Stephens September 24, 2003 Any movie based upon a piece of literature can make or break its source of inspiration. Some movies do no mercy toward the book, while some exceed the quality of the novel. The movie, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, directed by Norman Mc Lean, was a much better piece of work than the short story, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," written by James Thuber, because the video had a satisfying conclusion, more action, and a much...
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  • English Life and Times - 1421 Words
    English Essay Assignment Name: Wilson Vaughan Student Number: 500383588 Course Code: ENG 112 Professor: Kari Maaren Date Due: April 5th, 2013. The novels Watchmen and The Shining have very similar protagonists who are labelled "villains", Jack Torrance and Walter Kovacs also known as Rorschach. Coming from very similar upbringings these characters should be viewed more as heroes than they are...
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  • Analysis of Maltese Falcon - 1221 Words
    I don’t recall if Gutman said it in the movie about the Falcon being coated by lacquer to obfuscate that it’s really made of gold and jewels. I think it was implied that nothing is what they really seem to be. This is what I believe Dashiell Hammett was trying to communicate through his novel, ‘The Maltese Falcon.’ In this paper I will write about why I believe what is Hammett trying to convey through his cast of characters. These characters are unlike the image and...
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  • Lord of The Flies - 494 Words
    Do we really want Freedom? “The more freedom we enjoy the greater the responsibility we bear, toward others as well as ourselves.” A quote by Oscar Arias Sanchez. It's ones instinctive behavior to ponder and question the meaning of this wonderful quote. In fact this very quote weaves in and out from the chronological threads of history to go as far back as the Bible. Of course there were many variations of this quote such as the quote by Sigmund Freud “Most people do not really want freedom,...
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  • Gone in 60 Seconds - 1018 Words
    Good morning/afternoon my fellow crime fiction fans and we are here gathered today at the crime fiction convention. I have been given the opportunity to be here and talk to you about the crime movie Gone in 60 Seconds. The movie I will be discussing is a remake of the 1974 of the same name and was directed by Henri Halicki. The remake does not have the exact same plot, because in the original movie the protagonist and his crew stole the cars only for cold hard cash. In the remake, however, the...
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  • today - 3923 Words
    Today, stories are an intrinsic part of our societies and culture. Movies, books, music, news media, religions, architecture and painting, you name it, and the influence of storytelling is to be seen in all aspects of our life. Defining our values, desires, dreams and, as well as our prejudices and hatreds, don’t you want to know how it all began? Well, the history of Storytelling is the prime focus of this article. Traditionally, the oral stories have been handed over from generation to...
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  • Conflict-Gone, Michael Grant
    Conflict 1.WHAT IF the main characters Sam and Caine were not in the text? If these characters were not in the text the story would be all wrong. These characters are what make the book interesting and keep you guessing. The point of having main characters is to tell the story.Gone is a book that involves alot of conflict between the characters and most of this conflict reflects off Sam and Caine and when this happens it effects everyone else. Sam is considered the leader of the people of...
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  • Breaking Bad Photo Essay
    ENGL106 4 October 2013 Breaking Good vs. Bad For anyone who has seen the series Breaking Bad, they know how difficult it can be to determine what side of the “Good vs. Evil” line that a character treads on. The main character Walter White treads that line like no other character on television ever has. In the show, Walter begins as a high school chemistry teacher and winds up a multi-millionaire, meth producer, and murderer, while still remaining a family man for a great majority of the...
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  • Essay About Fantastic Mr. Fox
    Normally, the author in a book will use characteristics and traits to describe a character, and this can help us make the judgment about the protagonist and his/her antagonist, like who’s the good guy and who is the bad guy. For instance, in the book Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl, we can easily make judgments about the character as we read. In the book Fantastic Mr. Fox, the story is about a fox and his family. Mr. Fox steals the food from the three famers live down in the valley in order...
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  • A Separate Peace 8 - 488 Words
    One of the most asked questions for A Separate Peace is: who exactly is the protagonist and antagonist? Most would agree that Gene is the protagonist, however is it Gene or Phineas that is the enemy? I believe that the real ‘bad guy’ in this book is Gene. He envied Phineas from the very beginning but didn’t admit it until a little later on. Whether it was getting away from trouble, having a natural athletic ability, or simply being modest and humble about things, Phineas seemed to have been...
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  • Bang Bang You'Re Dead
    Response to Bang Bang You’re Dead: The concept of the hero and villain depend on ones point of view. In Bang Bang You’re Dead, the main character Josh is viewed as a villain by everyone except himself. In his mind, the murders he committed were purely for the sake of justice, an avenging of the wrongs done to him by others. However, it isn’t until later when the voices of the kids he murdered are tormenting him, breaking through his ‘mask’ to his inner vulnerabilities, that he becomes truly...
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  • short story summary - 433 Words
    “Lather and Nothing Else” is a short story by Hernando Tellez. The story is about two opposing characters, an unnamed barber and Captain Torres. The main character of this story is the barber. He is a conscientious and well-recognized barber in the town. The main characters of this story are the barber and Captain Torres. The barber was the protagonist and Torres was the antagonist. The barber is a revolutionary, but Torres is the head of the military regime that is trying to void...
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  • The one that got away
    List terms discussed in class with an explanation/definition and at least one example from either class readings or from outside sources. setting­ physical space and time Setting­ time and place, physical space Foreshadowing­advanced sign or warning of what is to come in the near future. 'Dramatic irony' ­ reader/audience knows but the characters do not dramatic irony­ reader/audience knows something the character is unaware of....
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  • Dead White Males Essay
    Title: Dead White Males Essay Author: Annonymous Rating: Rate this Paper Dead White Males Essay Q1. The two opposing ideologies in this play are liberal humanism and post-structuralism. How are they represented? How does the play operate to position the audience to finally prefer one above the other? Dead White Males is a play about a sexually deprived lecturer, Dr Grant Swain, who attempts and almost succeeds in bedding one of his students, Angela Judd, by utilising his position in the...
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  • Iago, the Villain - 336 Words
    AP English IV 15 March 2013 Iago Shakespeare successful used the power of language in his plays, especially Othello. In that tragedy, Iago plays an important and major role and is described by Shakespeare as a villain, liar, and masculine; he shows his felling to the audience by the use of speech. These monologues of Iago are used to create mystery and lead the downfall of the protagonists in the play. By the end of the play, the audiences can see through the irony in Iago’s last words. A...
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  • Good People - 1015 Words
    Good People It is difficult and complicated to define a good and a bad person. We all have different opinions on what is the right thing to do and what is the wrong thing to do. People have their own set of personal unwritten rules – also called ethic – which they live by. However sometimes the person himself does not know what he thinks is ethical right or wrong because he has never have to deal with the situation before. In the short story ”Good People” which is written by David Foster...
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  • Similarties and Differences - 1340 Words
    Similarities in Problems and Differences in Endings Every day in real life we go through a many struggles ranging from man vs. man, man vs. himself and even man vs. nature. The most common struggle we all face is that of man versus man. In the short stories “Cathedral” by Raymond Carter and Ernest Hemmingway’s “A Clean Well-Lighted Place” the main principal of the story is that of man versus man. In both short stories 3 characters are used, but in each story each character is completely...
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  • animal farm and speak - 1170 Words
    ‘The measure of a man is what he does with power”(Plato). With this quote, we can judge a man for what he is truly worth when authority is given to him. In both novels the antagonists do not use the power wisely, and this makes the protagonists miserable. That being said, power shapes the life we live. Power can be good; it can be bad; but it plays a huge role in who we are. There are many similarities in Speak and Animal Farm. Starting with similarities in theme are there is an abuse of the...
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  • glass menagerie. main protagonist of the play
    Tom, Amanda and Laura are the main characters of the play. Laura is an important character, as is Amanda, but they are not the protagonist. Tom Wingfield is the protagonist; the story belongs to him. "The protagonist of a literary work is the main character, who must change in some way during the course of the events, even if the change is entirely internal. Tom is clearly the protagonist of The Glass Menagerie. Although he is not heroic and will probably never triumph over his obstacles,...
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  • You Are What You Buy
    It can be fascinating how when you look at someone's receipts, you can what kind of person they are. My own receipts over the past few months, for example, can show a lot about who I am and what I like to do. Listed with different titles of many movies and how much I paid for them, once can clearly realize through these paper strips that I have been a very serious movie watcher of action movies, movies in which the good guy is the hero. When I was in Saudi Arabia, during my teen years, I use...
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  • Charlie Fish - 363 Words
     Charlie Fish: Death by Scrabble A: “Death by Scrabble” by Charlie Fish is a story a husband and his wife. It`s the hottest day of the year, and they are playing scrabble. The husband becomes more and more angry at his wife, so angry that he would beat his wife to death. He is just waiting for the right time. The words they put down on the board, begins to happen in reality. When he puts the word “QUAKE” down, and she thereafter put “DEATH”, it all starts to shake and the man gets a...
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  • Mother Figures in It Used to Be Green Once and Going to the Moon
    Mother Figures in It Used to Be Green Once and Going to the Moon In both Patricia Grace's short story It Used to Be Green Once and in Nino Ricci's short story Going to the Moon, the mother figures to the protagonists are caring and outgoing, but differ on their ability to comprehend specific situations. First and foremost, the characters that act as the mother figures in the short stories both care for the protagonists. The mother of the protagonist in It used to Be Green Once cares for all...
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  • Analysis of Fiction the Cathedral - 993 Words
    Akash Pathak Goodine English 112 March 15, 2012 More Than the Eyes Can See “Cathedral” begins with the narrator introducing his wife’s friend, Robert, who is coming to the narrators’ house to spend the night. He had recently lost his wife and the narrators’ wife had invited him to visit her after years of separation. She had met Robert when she landed a job to read to a blind man and they kept in touch through tapes, even after she left the job. The narrator was not looking forward to...
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  • Story - 697 Words
    What is a Story? * a narrative, either true or fictitious, in prose or verse, designed to interest, amuse, or instruct the hearer or reader; a tale. * a fictitious tale, shorter and less elaborate than a novel. * a narration of an incident or a series of events or an example of these that is or may be narrated, as an anecdote, joke, etc. * Therefore, narrative or story in its broadest sense is anything told or recounted; more narrowly, and more usually, something told or...
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  • The House of Seven Gables: Discussion Questions
    AP English Lang & Comp Discussion Questions. 1. Who would you say is the principal protagonist of The House of the Seven Gables? Who is the principal antagonist? The House of the Seven Gables does not have one obvious protagonist like Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye or Hamlet in Hamlet. Instead, many of the novel’s characters grow and change throughout the novel, all contributing to the plot development. Holgrave fits this...
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  • Internal Conflict - 496 Words
    Write about this type of conflict, using a piece of literature that you have read. Internal Conflict In most literary pieces there is a fundamental conflict. There are several different types of conflicts, some of which are: character versus another character, character versus nature or any other outside force, and character versus him/her self(emotionally and mentally)- also known as ‘Internal Conflict’. Often, there can be more than one type of conflict in a literary work. I have chosen...
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  • Law Abiding Citizen Analysis
    Title: Law Abiding Citizen Year: 2009 Director: F. Gary Gray The film has no opening title sequence. The first images we see are two production logos which then lead to the first scene. The zoom lens introduces us to what the main character was doing. Establishing shot shows the innocence in the main characters life as the colour white (the bead) represents purity. Soundtrack- to the tune of “hey Mr tambourine man” by bob Dylan, a father and his child are having a nice bonding evening as she...
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  • Nicholas Sparks - 1648 Words
    Makenzie Fine American lit-3 Independent author study Nicholas Sparks Nicholas Sparks is an amazing author and has written many best sellers. Some like the The Notebook and Dear John have been turned into huge motion pictures. Most of his books are based about life and family experiences. In A Walk to Remember the main character Jamie ends up dying from cancer and it just so happens that Sparks has a sister who died from a long battle of...
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  • Ayy lmao - 567 Words
    Brittany Bohman Ms. Green English 12 9/17/14 “The Cask of Amontillado” 1. Montresor comes off as unreasonable and a brutal killer. He starts off by presenting himself as kind of knowing his motivations and his strive for good will. Since he mentions positive characteristics, Fortunato indicates the care for his death. Fortunato could have done something so awful that it merits the action that Montressor takes. 2. As the story goes on, the setting changes profusely. The setting...
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  • The Ambitions of Walter White - 921 Words
    Zeesha Ansar Mr.young English 4 3 March 2013 The Ambitions of Walter White Ambition is described as a desire for some type of achievement or distinction, as power, honor, fame, or wealth. In the case of Walter white he is all about power and wealth. Walters main purpose of acquiring wealth was when he dies he will leave a fortune in his family's name. Power is also described as fame for his blue crystal. He wants to create the purest form of meth. He is proud of it because no one has...
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  • The Lake House: Book Review
    The Lake House You talk, you die. By James Patterson The author, James Patterson, is a great writer that conjured up this novel. It is the second book of the series to When the Wind Blows. This man is most commonly known for his series of Alex Cross. Patterson wrote this book with a changing point of view. He mainly wrote it in third person but for many chapters, the story was in first person from Frannie O’ Neil’s point of view. The genre presented in this work is science fiction because...
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  • Richard Iii - 572 Words
    Richard III To an extent, surly there are other characters in the play that show poor characters, perhaps even worse than Richard himself. However, it’s not the same characteristics the share that make them so “bad”. For example, Anne’s lack of restraint and weakness towards losing her position makes her weaker than Richard which on some sense is “worse. But overall, Richard the third is by far the worst character throughout the play. Richard is in every way the dominant character...
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  • FIGHT CLUB - 855 Words
    FIGHT CLUB Hyperreality: inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from a simulation of reality in which what is real and what is fiction are blended together so that there is no clear distinction between where one ends and the other begins. Hyperreality is significant as a way to explain current cultural conditions: Consumerism, because of its reliance on sign exchange value (e.g. brand X shows that one is fashionable, car Y indicates one's wealth), could be seen as a contributing...
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  • The Alchemist by Pual Coelho - Free Study Guide
    THE ALCHEMIST BY PAUL COELHO - FREE STUDY GUIDE CONFLICT Protagonist The protagonist of a story is the main character who traditionally undergoes some sort of change. Santiago is the protagonist of this novel. It is his story and his maturing and learning about life that composes the plot. Through his trials and tests, we also learn about life. Antagonist The antagonist of a story is the force that provides an obstacle for the protagonist. The antagonist does not always have to be a...
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  • Flannery o conners writings
    TJ smith Pirraglia English ll honors 22 May 2014 New to Flannery O' Connor's Writings For readers why are not familiar with Flannery O' Connor's writings, they tend give the reader emotional devistation because if all the gothic elements such as the violence and the messed up religious elements. The short stories that she creates give off an uncongenial feeling and possesses the readers feelings towards the stories. Many of these stories have both violence and religious...
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  • Short Stories Review - 6946 Words
    Parts to this review: . Setting Characters Conflict Point of View Climax Irony Theme I. Setting . The Destructors: around 1948 - 1950 England - London Little Cloud: 20th century 1920s or maybe 30s Ireland - Dublin I’m a Fool: 20th century, after WWII USA - southern state Just Lather, that’s all: early 1900s, during revolution Mexico A special occasion: modern day - 1960s USA, children’s hospital Defender of the Faith: May, 1945 Camp Crowder, Missouri, USA Paul's Case: 1900 -...
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  • Study Question for a Rose for Emily
    Study Question for “A Rose for Emily” 1. What details foreshadow the conclusion of the story? Could the ending be anticipated? 2. What is the significance of the narrator’s use of "we" to tell the story? What values does the narrator appear to hold? Are there points in the story where he offers his own commentary? How does it affect your experience of the story? 3. What is the significance of the title? Do you think the dropping of “Miss” from the protagonist’s name has any...
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  • Villains: Good or Bad? - 855 Words
    Villains: Good or Bad? A villain is a person, character, or thing that is an antagonist who has a negative effect on people. Many people see villains in one way: bad. When referring to a villain, people imagine a big, bad beast that only commits acts of crime to be greedy or mischievous, when in reality, some villains may be taught that bad things were good or the villain may have a backstory that provides a reason on why he or she commits acts of crime. If people would not anticipate what a...
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  • Doctor in the House - 995 Words
    The Analysis of “Doctor in the House” The analyzed text is an extract from the book “Doctor in the house” by Richard Gordon, a well-known English writer. His own life was closely connected with medicine and he had also gone through such examinations that is why the characters and the situation are true to life. The author has selected the first person narrative, but it is combined with several lines of dialogues. Despite the fact that we see the story through the eyes of the main character,...
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  • Text Analysis: Stylistic Devices
    SIW Module 1 Variant 2 Theme: Stylistic Devices. Analysis of the text. 1. Point out three metaphors and three epithets used by the author to characterize the main character (Stephens) and comment on them. Three metaphors : trifle embarrassed apologetic laugh forcible ring Three epithets: thick-set and stout a round red face bullet-shaped head All these stylistic devices describe the main hero as a person who is very tired of life, he is passive, but he wants to change...
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  • Her First Ball - 502 Words
    Analysis of “Her first ball” The title of the story is “Her first ball” and it already tells what the story is all about. This story was written by a British writer Katherine Mansfield and it is told in the third-person point of view. The main character, who is the protagonist of the story, is a young girl named Leila. She is 18 years old and she is from the country. The other main character, the antagonist of the story, is a fat old man. The secondary characters are sheridan girls: Meg,...
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  • Cartoon Versus Anime - 1312 Words
    Cartoon versus Anime Everyone wants to be entertained so people try and discover unique and remarkable entertainment depends on the taste of the audience. For example, Romans built a coliseum so they can watch spectacular gladiator fights, Japanese men dressed and acted like a woman and entertaining men who are drinking in a pub, Chinese invested fireworks so Chinese people will be fascinated by spectacular sky view with colorful lights within it, and in Philippines,...
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  • Essay 2 ENC 1102
    Megan Smith ENC 1102 Prof Phillips March 11, 2015 Conflict The first story that came to mind when I started thinking about conflict was “Big Black Good Man”. At first, with the way the story starts, it seems like the protagonist is going to be Olaf and the antagonist is going to be Jim. The narrator paints Olaf out to be this nice, older man, who loves his wife and looks after his sailor tenants like they are his children. Then, in walks Jim. And Olaf’s first thought is “he was staring at the...
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  • Last of the Mohicans Movie Review
    The last of the Mohicans review The last of the Mohicans was a movie that really appealed to me from the beginning because of the heroism and the action into it. The main characters in this movie were Daniel day- Lewis as Nathanial Poe (Hawkeye) and Madeline Stowe as Cora Munro. The movie could be described as a romantic action like a Spiderman or a superman movie always needs the girl to give motivation to the main character but it is a historical drama. The movie was 112 minutes long, it...
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  • Bass River - 393 Words
    In the short story’s, “The Bass, The River, and Shelia Mant” written by W.D Wetherall and “Catch the Moon” written by Judith Ortiz Cofer, the two main characters realize who they truly are by the end of the story. In “The Bass, The River, and Shelia Mant the narrator is in love with a girl he meets at his cottage in the summer. The narrator describes her in the story as “There was a summer in my life when the only creature that seemed lovelier to me than a largemouth bass was Sheila Mant.”The...
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  • Kate Chopin's "Story of an Hour" Analysis
    Kate Chopin’s The Story of an Hour Analysis In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”, the main character, Mrs. Mallord, receives the news of her husband’s death from her sister, Josephine, and brother in law Richard. Mrs. Mallord grieves for a few minutes, but then starts to feel happy and hopeful about her current state. She tries to fight the feelings at first, but succumbs to them instead. She composes herself with her newly found hope only to be shocked with disappointment, Mr. Mallord is...
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  • Greed and Obsession in Literary Works
    Greed and Obsession in Literary Works Both Pushkin’s “The Queen of Spades” and the movie 21, based off of Ben Mezrich’s Bring Down the House, share a similar plot structure that highlights the self-destructive effects of greed and obsession. While gambling for monetary gain may seem trivial and irrational to the average person since the probability of making millions is incredibly slim, some people are enthralled by the idea that they could possibly have all of problems solved if they play...
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  • Barn Burning 4 - 1497 Words
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