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    Death as a pervading theme is obvious in both Shakespeare’s Hamlet and John Irving’s The World According to Garp. The theme is particularly apparent in Hamlet as all the major characters in the play die‚ mainly because by dying they have redeemed themselves. However‚ the underlying intentions and reasons for death differ in the two works Hamlet‚ the Prince of Denmark‚ is the hero of Shakespeare’s play. The play begins focused on death‚ namely the death of Hamlet’s father. Seeking vengeance‚ Hamlet

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    live their life in a miserable mindset. Yet Irving’s novel‚ The World According to Garp depicts the comical and inevitable cycle of life and death. The protagonist‚ Garp‚ constantly tries to keep his loved ones out of harm’s way. As a child he faces a few traumatic experiences (such as hanging off a roof‚ a dog biting his ear off‚ etc.) and deals with them in a calm way. Regardless‚ when it comes to his kids – Duncan and Walt‚ Garp tries to protect them in irrational ways. He even told Walt‚ “Be

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    In a World of Feminism "In the world according to Garp‚ we are all terminal cases" (609). This is Garp’s famous line featured in his half autobiography‚ biography about his struggle with his feminist leader for a mother and her feminist movement. According to John Irving’s novel‚ The World According to Garp‚ feminism can be considered as one of the many important aspect of the story. This is shown through the life of T.S. Garp. When Irving refers to Garp’s mother Jenny‚ feminism is shown as

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    future. An epilogue isn’t just a memoir of those past‚ it’s a glimpse into what will be. Garp lead us on a journey in which we acquired new perspectives on the lives of people which we may never have known in any other circumstance. It seems almost everyone has their own unique struggles to deal with‚ and one can never understand them without living them. They face persecution from family‚ peers‚ and the world around them. Some are beaten by it‚ others overcome it. Ironically‚ no matter how awful

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    In Garp and Helen’s relationship both of them had affairs with people. Garp with Alice and Helen with Harrison. They both were in th wrong even though they stay together because they think of it as if they stop everything about them will be perfect and they will love each other. They didn’t love each other when they got married but they have gotten to the point where they do actually love each other. Their gender roles play a part because the two families are complete opposites. Garp stays home and

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    Garp and Helen’s marriage is by far the most complicated relationship I’ve read or heard about. I would describe it as one of the most emotional train wrecks ever. They somehow manage to make it work though. Throughout their marriage it looks like the roles of everyday life have shift in an opposite direction. Garp has assumed your basic role of the old school housewife and Helen has assumed the role of the old school male since she is the main provider. In chapter 9‚ you can really see how Garp

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    Roberta is one of Garp’s friends and is someone who lives at Dog’s Head Harbor where Jenny fields takes care of some of the patients. Roberta is a transgender and she just recently went through her surgeries to become the woman she felt that she was in her heart. Roberta has always known she wanted to be a girl‚ she said “ I dreamed about having love made to me‚ by a man‚ but in the dreams I was always a woman.” Jenny helped her through the most difficult time in her life which was during her change

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    Framing of news and news values The World According to Americans “Journalists speak of „the news‟ as if events select themselves…[T]hey speak as if which is the most significant news story‚ and which news angles are most salient‚ are divinely inspired. Yet of the millions of events which occur every day in the world‚ only a tiny proportion ever become visible as „potential news stories‟‚ and of this proportion‚ only a small fraction are actually produced as the day‟s news in the news media”

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    ASSIGNMENT 2 Forces that flattened the world according to Thomas Friedman Supply chaining A supply chain is a system of organizations‚ people‚ technology‚ activities‚ information and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer. Supply chain activities transform natural resources‚ raw materials and components into a finished product that is delivered to the end customer. In sophisticated supply chain systems‚ used products may re-enter the supply chain at any

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    Phil 177 1) According to Marcuse: “Art cannot change the world but it can contribute to changing consciousness and drives the men and women who could change the world.” Following Marcuse’s argument‚ how does art accomplish the primary task of raising human consciousness against the reified world of commodities? We live in a world where the masses are lead by an elitist class; in a world where the masses wake up every day and go to work for 8 to 10 hours straight‚ so that at the end of every

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