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Laura Restrepo’s The Angel of Galilea - In Laura Restrepo’s The Angel of Galilea, the character of the angel is never incontrovertibly an angel, and he alters between the divine world and the human world until he does not belong to either. He is idolized by the people of Galilea and treated as a deity, yet he also suffers from the severe human illnesses of autism, epilepsy and mental retardation. These human disorders are disregarded or viewed as testimony to his divinity by his worshipers in Galilea, and the angel lacks someone to recognize and cure his ailments....   [tags: Laura Restrepo, Angel of Galilea, ] 837 words
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The Tragic Life of Hagar Depicted in Margaret Lawrence's The Stone Angel - In the novel, The Stone Angel, by Margaret Lawrence, the author constructs the main character, Hagar, with a deep, unique personality. The journey through Hagar’s life begins in a cemetery in the summer where the blossoms hanged, the disrespectful wind blew, and once and a while, the scent of the cowslips would rise. The flowers and graveyard seem to act as a parallel between the good and bad events of Hagar’s life. Margaret Lawrence describes the struggles and obstacles this tragic hero has to face through the mistakes of the past and the problems of the present....   [tags: The Stone Angel] 941 words
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The Imagery of the Stone Angel - The Imagery of the Stone Angel In her novel, The Stone Angel, Margaret Laurence successfully uses the statue of the stone angel to represent the Currie family pride, Hagar's inability to relate and share her emotions, and the blindness and ignorance that results from refusing to consider any other point of view than your own. The Stone angel is symbolic of the Currie family pride because it does not seem to serve it's purpose, which is to honour Hagar's mother who had died giving birth to her....   [tags: Stone Angel] 811 words
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The Character of Hagar in The Stone Angel - The Character of Hagar in The Stone Angel Death is a subject that everyone fears because they associate death with their end and not a new beginning. In The Stone Angel, by Margaret Laurence, Hagar is no different. When she faces the reality of the implications of growing old she is faced with a journey, not one of her choice but one of destiny. Through her journey Hagar goes through the five different stages leading up towards death: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance....   [tags: Stone Angel]
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The Stone Angel - Theme of Pride - The Stone Angle - Theme of Pride Short Summation of Pride-Related Occurrences: The first reference to pride is in the second sentence of the novel: Hagar describes the Stone Angel as "my mother's angel that my father bought in pride to mark her bones and proclaim his dynasty…" (3). Hagar's father was a very proud man, a trait that was passed on to his daughter, and he takes great pride in this "terribly expensive" statue, which "had been brought from Italy" … "and was pure white marble" (3)....   [tags: Stone Angel] 649 words
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Flower Imagery in The Stone Angel - Flower Imagery in The Stone Angel Margaret Laurence uses flower imagery in her novel The Stone Angel to represent Hagar's way of life. There are two types of flowers, wild and civilized. These two types of flowers are associated with the educated, controlled way of life and the material way of life. In summer the cemetery was rich and thick as syrup with the funeral-parlor perfume of the planted peonies, dark crimson and wallpaper pink, the pompous blossoms hanging leadenly, too heavy for their light stems, bowed down with the weight of themselves and the weight of the rain, infested with upstart ants that sauntered through the plush petals as though to the manner born ....   [tags: Stone Angel] 750 words
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The Importance of the Title of Stone Angel - The Importance of the Title of Stone Angel Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel is the story of Hagar Shipley's life, told entirely by Hagar through her memories and thoughts. Though she remembers her past with vivid detail, she has trouble with the happenings of the present. Hagar at ninety is a proud and strong woman suffering from the unjustness of old age. Once proud and independent, she now needs to be taken care of by her son Marvin, who she never loved. As the book begins, the readerÕs first glimpse is of that of the stone angel....   [tags: Stone Angel Essays] 548 words
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Plot Develops The Meaning Of The Title In The Stone Angel - Plot Develops The Meaning Of The Title In The Stone Angel In The Stone Angel, Margaret Lawrence portrays a woman attempting to understanding herself and her life. Hagar is the narrator of the book. She is ninety, and is trying to avoid an old aged home where her son Marvin, and Marvin’s wife Doris want to put her. During this her attempt to move to Shadow Point and live alone, Hagar remembers the many parts of her life and her life story is revealed to the reader in that fashion....   [tags: Stone Angel] 841 words
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A Summation of Pride-Related Occurrences in The Stone Angel - A Summation of Pride-Related Occurrences in The Stone Angel Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel is one of the most acclaimed Canadian novels of all time. In this novel, the most prevailing theme is that of pride; this is seen predominantly through the protagonist, Hagar, but also through other characters, such as Jason Currie. As John Moss states, "What gives Margaret Laurence's vision the resonant dimensions of universal truth is the…interlacing of the destructive and constructive effects of (Hagar's) recalcitrant pride…Pride is a double-edged sword." Indeed, her great pride helps her to cope with the many difficulties she faces throughout her life....   [tags: Stone Angel] 3305 words
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Stone Angel - Hagar as a Product of her Environment - Stone Angel - Hagar as a Product of her Environment        Since the commencement of our world, there have been those such as Hitler, Einstein and Hitchcock, whose very name stands apart from the masses; their distinct aura symbolized something far greater than just a simple human life.  Such a statement can be applied to Hagar Shipley, the protagonist from the novel The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence, and hold true.  Hager is a unique character, whose essence rises above others, such that after understanding the journey of her life, her first name evokes a series of emotion within the reader.  Due to her crass nature and uncompromising pride, one questions if the prestigious backgroun...   [tags: Stone Angel]
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The Symbolism of the Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence - The Symbolism of the Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence Margaret Laurence's novel, The Stone Angel is a compelling journey of flashbacks seen through the eyes of Hagar Shipley, a ninety year-old woman nearing the end of her life.  In the novel, Margaret Laurence, uses the stone angel to effectively symbolize fictional characters.   The term symbolism in its broadest sense means the use of an object to stand for something other than itself.  In The Stone Angel, Margaret Laurence uses the stone angel to sybmolize the Currie family values and pride and in particular, the pride and cold personality traits of Hagar Shipley.  There are three primary areas where the stone angel is used to symbo...   [tags: Stone Angel Margaret Laurence Essays]
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The Use of Symbolism in Margaret Laurence's Stone Angel - The Use of Symbolism in Margaret Laurence's Stone Angel The statue of the stone angel is symbolic of the Currie family pride, Hagar's inability to relate and share her emotions, and the blindness and ignorance that comes from constantly refusing to see things from another point of view other than your own. The Stone angel is symbolic of the Currie family pride because it does not seem to serve it's purpose, which is to honour Hagar's mother who had died giving birth to her. Hagar describes Mrs....   [tags: Stone Angel Essays] 807 words
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Use of Biblical Imagery in Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel - Use of Biblical Imagery in Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel In the novel The Stone Angel, Margaret Laurence introduces a character who seems to evolve her life around biblical imagery. Hagar Shipley, a ninety year-old woman, does not accept things easily, like life. Hagar is recognized as a biblical imagery because of her name. "Hagar" is introduced and recognized in the Old Testament as the Egyptian hand-maiden of Sarah, the wife of Abraham. By reason Sarah was unable to provide offsprings for Abraham....   [tags: Stone Angel Essays] 787 words
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Analysis of the Character Hagar in Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel - An Analysis of the Character Hagar in Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel The main character in the novel The Stone Angel, by Margaret Laurence, is a character who possesses incredible depth. Hagar is an old women who has never lost her spirit and free will. Hagar is still being faced with obstacles which she must fight to overcome. Since Hagar is a character who is not perfect, the audience is capable of relating to her. The tragic hero through his struggle and the recognition of his own shortcomings reveal man's essential or potential nobility, and we are ennobled, uplifted by the spectacle....   [tags: Stone Angel Essays]
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Digital Angel - Digital Angel What is Digital Angel. Digital Angel is a location and condition system that can alert you of the exact location or people, pets, or objects in real time. When you purchase the system, it comes with a clip-on system monitor and a ThermAlert watch. It will alert you when if the person wearing is in trouble, and since the monitor is accompanied with a Global Positioning System (GPS), you can pinpoint the person's location to 75 feet. You can also check the status of the person at any time of the day through a hotline, or visiting the website....   [tags: Digital Angel Technology Human Chips Essays]
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Conflicts in Elizabeth Stuart Phelps' The Angel Over the Right Shoulder - Conflicts in Elizabeth Stuart Phelps' The Angel Over the Right Shoulder       "The Angel Over the Right Shoulder" is fascinating because of the conflict it uncovers between a woman's need to fulfill her domestic role and her need to develop as an individual. The story was published in 1852, when the American people were struggling with the role of women in society. The author, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, introduces two opposing possibilities for this role. One is the woman whose entire being revolves around her domestic sphere and who has no individual identity....   [tags: Angel Over the Right Shoulder Essays]
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The Knight and the Angel - In his short story “Araby,” James Joyce describes a young boy’s first stirring of love and his first encounter with the disappointment that love and life in general can cause. Throughout the story Joyce prepares the reader for the boy’s disillusionment at the story’s end. The fifth paragraph, for example, employs strong contrasts in language to foreshadow this disillusionment. In this passage the juxtaposition of romantic and realistic diction, detail, and imagery foreshadows the story’s theme that, in the final analysis, life ends in disappointment and disillusionment....   [tags: Araby, James Joyce] 882 words
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The Symbolism of the Stone Angel and Hagar - The stone angel is a symbolism for Hagar Shipley in the form of her character, and the way she displays no emotions, similar to a stone angel. Also, the position of the angel in the cemetery reveals Hagar’s high self-esteem and pride by the towering position of the angel overlooking the town. Moreover, the stone angel’s features represent Hagar in other ways; they include the missing eyes, the hardness of her personality, and Hagar’s lack of motherly affection for her first born child. The symbolism of the stone angel and Hagar Shipley are equivalent by the features they share, and how the angel is a representation of her life....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 920 words
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Creative Writing: The Story of Angel - ... Waiting for no time at all, Angel ran as fast as she could close enough to where she could see her uncle being carried into the ambulance. Uncle Joe was in critical condition where all there was to do was pray and wait. At the waiting room was Angel almost catching some sleep until a strange lady sat down next to her and talked to her. The woman said "if you want your uncle to live you must flee now and never turn back or I will make sure he gets what he deserves!" At the sound of those words Angel turned to see the woman that by then vanished....   [tags: talent, young girl, school] 928 words
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Piercing the Veil of the Trickster Angel - During life, humanity discovers many things outside its understanding and will be interpreted and put in its place along as humans do to everything. Humankind has been on a quest to fit the universe within the constraints of human logic and it is inevitable that there are misunderstandings in the process. Gabriel García Márquez felt that this happened too often to his work and wrote A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings in an attempt to show literary critics the folly of overzealous pursuit of taxonomic perfection....   [tags: LIterary Analysis ]
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Hagar's Redemption in The Stone Angel - In a series of illustrations, The Stone Angel is a story of a 90 year old woman, Hagar Shipley, struggling with life. Hagar Shipley is the most cynical old woman in human history, always torturing those around her. This woman is always pessimistic and looks on the bad sides of things and later realizes how being so gloomy-eyed she has withered into nothingness. By treating everyone so badly she has never made any friends and family does not want to be with her except for her sons Marvin and John who are biologically programmed to love her....   [tags: Character Analysis, Literary Analysis] 702 words
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The Impossibility of the Angel and the Monster - Angela Carter’s short story “The Lady of the House of Love” opens in an abandoned Romanian village where the queen of the vampires, known as the Countess, lives. Despite living in a castle, the Countess keeps to herself in a dark suite. Her only company is her pet lark and her keeper, an old, mute crone. The Countess despises her un-dead existence in the shadows. She longs to be human, but does not know if this is possible. During the day she lies in her coffin and at night, the Countess’ keeper lets her out to feed....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Josef Mengele, The Angel of Death - Throughout the Holocaust Years, and shortly afterwards, there was a man that struck fear in the people imprisoned in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp – “the Angel of Death”. He was a man who showed up for selections with a demeanor that made one think he was handsome and debonair yet, one could not possibly think of the monstrosities that he committed during World War II. Even more disturbing is that “wherever he sprang up, Death spread its shadow.” (Wiesel xix) In 1911, Karl and Walburga delivered a baby boy, Josef Mengele, in Gunzburg, Germany....   [tags: War Criminals]
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Symbolism in the Stone Angel - Margaret Laurence is one of Canada’s most critically acclaimed writers. She wrote short stories, as well as novels. Her best known novel is, without a doubt, The Stone Angel. This novel has many symbolic references, physical items showing emotions. The stone angel, the flowers and the pins are only a sample of the important symbols in the novel. The first and most important symbol is that of the stone angel. It’s a memorial statue for Hagar’s mother. The statue is a legacy of the Currie family pride and the relationship between Hagar and her father....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 683 words
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Dr. Mengele: The Angel of Death - The holocaust was a horrible time in Germany where millions of people were killed simply for not being Aryan. The group responsible for this was called the Nazis led by a man of the name Adolf Hitler. Hitler’s main target was the Jews, in fact the Nazis were responsible for the killing of 6 million Jews, which is known as one of the largest genocides ever. The way this was done was by taking the Jews to places called concentration camps where they would be kept, tortured and eventually killed by being put into gas chambers....   [tags: the Holocaust, Aushwitz]
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The Angel Of Death: Joseph Mengele - ... Mengele was labeled a well known doctor, eventually however they found out he was not one to cure only one to cause harm. Josef did many horrible, torturous things to people that can make someone cringe at the thought. Before he was able to do any experiments at all, he had to get people from the camp to experiment on. This led to many people that were being held captive at Auschwitz becoming close to Mengele, furthermore many looked up to him as an uncle figure. Since he was interested in medicine, that is what his work revolved around....   [tags: Nazi Holocaust, medical experimentation]
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My Experience with an Angel - Angel. When you hear this word, the first that comes to peoples mind is wings, gracefulness, joy and hope. But would you ever think of saints as a bad thing or evil. Me neither, until the day I turned 16. It all began at six o’clock on Sunday, the day of my birthday. I slept fine yesterday all happy and getting over excited about tomorrow - I even set my alarm for six o’clock in the morning - then when I woke up I had these pains in two places that were indescribable and near my spine. I went down and took two paracetamol to stop the nuisance....   [tags: personal story and beliefs] 626 words
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Diphtheria, Strangling Angel of Children - Although there is little news of it today, Diphtheria was one of the most common diseases found in the Eastern Region especially in Europe. Known as the “Strangling angel of children” it caused the death of many children by suffocation in Europe during the 17th century. Although today it is very rare to find this disease in the United States, this disease is commonly found in places where there is low hygiene or an unclean environment. Due to the modern understanding of the transmission and composition along with the development of a vaccine; it has brought us a long way of avoiding this disease....   [tags: pathogen, vaccine, pharyngectomy] 1073 words
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Angel in the House - Coventry Patmore believed his wife Emily was the perfect Victorian wife and wrote "The Angel in the House" about her. Though it did not receive much attention when it was first published in 1854, it became increasingly popular through the rest of the nineteenth century and continued to be influential into the twentieth century. The Little House series reflects what Patmore originally wrote and strongly believed. “The Angel in the House” theme is both introduced and intertwined throughout the series....   [tags: essays research papers] 756 words
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Angel Sightings - Paranormal” are phenomena that lie outside of normal behavior which can neither be scientifically neither proved nor explained (Binmark, 2004). Since not being able to be explained by science they are held to be unexplainable. Everyone is divided into believers and nonbelievers (Ghare, 2007). An angel is a supernatural being or spirit, often depicted in humanoid from with feathered wings on their backs and halos around their heads found in various religions and mythologies. The word angel in English often is a mixture of the word Engel; which in terns relates to “messenger”....   [tags: paranormal activity, parapsychology]
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Ellis Island and Angel Island Immigration - ... Most immigrants coming to America were looking for opportunity. Immigrants that entered the United States now had a chance to start a new life and achieve their dreams. In the book Life on Ellis Island, Rebman says, “Most immigrants could afford to purchase only steerage, or third-class, tickets. The steerage area comprised the decks below sea level where the steering mechanisms were located” (Rebman, 18). It was not cheap to come to America. Some of immigrants had to sacrifice a lot to make the trip but they took the risk that life would be better in America....   [tags: transformation, government, potential]
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Josef Mengele Aka The Angel of Death - “The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we are doing it”, these are the words from one of the most notorious figures known for killing thousands during the Holocaust. This notorious figure is known as Dr. Josef Mengele aka “The Angel of Death”. To better understand Dr. Josef Mengele one must learn the thoughts of others in relation to him and what his practices were in the Holocaust. By doing this one can better answer the true question; what drove “The Angel of Death” to torture so many innocent people....   [tags: margaret englander, auschwitz, survivor]
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Betrayal in Death of a Slaesman and Stone Angel - The feeling of having been betrayed by a trusted or important figure in your life can result in emotional damage, which can eventually lead to personal destruction. “Stone Angel” by Margaret Lawrence and “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller, are two works of literature that put that very statement into context. Although, the theme of betrayal is evident in both pieces, the protagonists of the different plots – Hagar Shipley and Willy Loman – experience betrayal in two very different fashions. Hagar Shipley is destroyed by her loss of independence and Willy Loman is forced into taking drastic and unnecessary actions....   [tags: Margaret Lawrence, Arthur Miller, compare, contras] 1089 words
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Bipolar Disorder: The Angel and Devil In One - Bipolar Disorder: The Angel and Devil In One There was once a family; however, it was not a happy family. The mother was sick though she did not believe she was sick. She frightens her family with her explosive personality. She would shout at her children, pushing them to the edge and over to do their best. Her husband would constantly plead with her to go to the doctors and to take her medications. She never listened to him. One day when the husband returned from work, he found that his wife had sent out letters to their neighbors, their friends, their children’s teachers, and even to their family accusing them of crimes they had not done....   [tags: mood shift, mental illness, chemical imbalance]
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A Fallen Angel - A Fallen Angel Gabriel Garcia Marquez wrote "A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings." I t was translated from Spanish to English by Gregory Rabassa. It is the story of an elderly angel found by a family in their courtyard. It had rained for three days and crabs were coming into Pelayo's house. His baby became ill and he thought the illness was caused by the stench of the crabs. On returning home from throwing the crabs into the ocean, Pelayo encounters an old man with large battered wings lying face down in the mud....   [tags: World Literature] 464 words
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Angel And Tess - Angel and Tess: A Romance Fit For the Books. Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, Napolean and Josephine. Throughout society's entire existence, we have known almost innately that these couples belong together, and yet fate intervened to deal their relationship a tragic blow. Yet readers persist on viewing these couples as the most passionate of all times. What makes them so unique. What makes them so compatible. What makes everyone see them as half of a whole instead of two. These couples proved to society that they belonged together, no matter what circumstances they faced ....   [tags: essays research papers] 1430 words
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The Stone Angel - The Stone Angel Self-Inflicted Isolation and Loneliness “I never realized until this moment how cut off I am.” (Laurence, 1988, 294) In the novel The Stone Angel, author Margaret Laurence portrays a lonely old woman by the name of Hagar. Over the course of the novel, Hagar reflects back on the memories that have created the story of her life. Hagar is a deeply lonely woman, and much of that loneliness is self-inflicted. This mental isolation is caused by her stubbornness, her pride, and the blindness that she has towards any opinion other than her own....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 1649 words
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The Stone Angel - The Stone Angel Event by event, memory by memory the scales fall from Hagar's eyes until she sees clearly her own nature. No longer blaming others, she dies courageously by being fully responsible for her own life. What are the stages of Hager's enlightenment. The novel The Stone Angel portrays an image of a ninety-year-old woman, Hagar Currie, who confronts her past of personal failures in an attempt for rejuvenation before death. Hagar has lead a life dominated by authority and memories of whom she is expected to be....   [tags: essays research papers] 1104 words
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Angel of Death - Angel of Death Traveling in grotesque, rickety cattle cars without food, water, or toilets, many Jews, Roma, and enemies of the Nazis arrived in the concentration camp of Auschwitz tired, hungry, and confused. As the massive cattle car doors opened to the blinding sunlight, the frightened people could hardly make out the silhouettes of the terrifying men in uniform who carried guns and shouted orders at them, while hastily pulling on the tired bodies standing in the car doors. The German Shepard dogs, at the end of SS guards' leashes, barked furiously and angrily at the crowd of starving individuals....   [tags: Papers] 2573 words
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Voice of an Angel - Personal Narrative - Voice of an Angel - Personal Narrative It began two years ago on a sunny beautiful day in July. The weather was fine and there was a gentle breeze floating in the air. I was sitting in a science lesson, on the third floor of Brierton School. The day had seemed endless; it was like the day had been a month. I was silently waiting for the day to end. I was talking to my friend Geoffrey, when I noticed her across from the crowded room. She was like a red silk rose in a garden of weeds; her eyes were so bright they were like sapphires twinkling in the moonlight, she looked priceless, more expensive than pearl....   [tags: Papers] 911 words
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The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence - The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence is a heart-warming story of a ninety year old woman who is nearing death and who has very little to look back on with pride. Her life had been ruled by her concern of outward appearances and manners. Although she often felt love and happiness, she refused to show it fearing it may be viewed by others as a weakness. Hagar inherited this strong pride from her father, Jason Currie, along with other poor qualities....   [tags: Papers] 1303 words
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Being an Angel Doesn't Have All Its Perks - What people see versus what they understand can affect their conscious minds, and their decisions. When presented with the unknown, it is up to us to decide whether we are going to react to it, or understand it. Everyone and everything undergo judgment at one point in their existence. In “A Very Old Man with Wings,” Gabriel Garcia Marquez explores this idea through “magical realism.” A genre Tom Faulkner characterizes by its “imaginative content, vivid effects, and lingering mystery.” Magical realism takes “fantastic elements” and combines them with “realistic details” to create a genre that poses the debatable question (Faulkner)....   [tags: magic realism, gabriel garcia marquez]
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Angel - TO MY BEST FRIEND Without you, high school would not have been the same. Over the years we have shared so much and built a relationship that is precious and lasting With you I can laugh, I can cry, I can say what’s on my mind or just be silent. With you it’s easy to be me. I remember disagreements....saying things we didnt’ really mean. I also remember that only minutes later we were laughing so hard we cried. Sometimes when life seems difficult...I remember our friendship full of laughter and love....   [tags: essays research papers] 568 words
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Essay on the Angel of a Woman in The Birthmark - Angel of a Woman in “The Birthmark”              Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story, “The Birthmark,” contains a wonderful example of the perfect wife. This essay will develop that theme.   In the opening paragraph of “The Birthmark” the narrator introduces Aylmer as a scientist who “had made experience of a spiritual affinity more attractive than any chemical one.” Hawthorne’s description of the scientist’s love for Georgiana is apt, for love is just that – spiritual. And the theme of this tale is a spiritual one....   [tags: Birthmark Essays]
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The Life and Experiments of Josef Mengele - Hungry, beaten, naked, abused, and dehumanized: these are just a few words to describe the prisoners in death camps all around Germany during World War II. Another word that describes these people is, experiments. Prisoners were human test tubes, available in seemingly unlimited amounts. With no rights and no chance of liberation, these people were treated like lab rats. During World War II, there were multiple evil and horrible events; one of the most wicked happenings was Josef Mengele’s medical experiments in the Nazi death camps....   [tags: the angel of death]
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Stubborn Pride in The Stone Angel - In the novel there is mention of the war cry of the Curries, “Gainsay who dare!” (15). Such a translation may be "Oppose me (us) if you dare to." There is a very predominant theme of stubborn pride in The Stone Angel, which makes the novel sententious to its readers. Pride refers to a strong sense of self-respect, a refusal to be humiliated as well as joy in the accomplishments of oneself or a person, group, or object that one identifies with. Proud comes from late Old English prud, probably from Old French prude "brave, valiant"....   [tags: essays research papers] 898 words
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Angel Falls or Devil´s Mouth in Venzuela - Towering at almost 1000 meters and at a plunge of 807 meters, Angel Falls lies at the edge of the Auyan Tepui mountain nested deep within Venezuela’s natural beauty, Canaima National Park. Angel Falls’s elevation is so high up that the falling water evaporates before it hits the ground, turning into mist. It is estimated that it is 15 times the height of the great Niagara Falls and has a base of 500 feet wide. “It was sighted by explorer Ernesto Sánchez La Cruz, but he did not publicize his discovery.” (wiki) It wasn’t “discovered” by the west until it was visited in 1935 by American aviator, James Crawford Angel, on a flight while looking for ore bed; even though the indigenous Pemón peop...   [tags: waterfall, landscape, area]
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Abortion - Touched By an Angel - Abortion Touched By an Angel It's remarkable how a fantasy-based, sometimes sappy TV show featuring angels disguised as ordinary folks can pack more profound truth into one hour than a month of nightly news programs. That's precisely what writer/producer Martha Williamson accom-plished in a recent episode of Touched by an Angel called "The Empty Chair." Bucking the Hollywood establishment and its "pro-choice" ethic, Ms. Williamson displayed unmatched courage and insight into the aftermath of abortion....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 828 words
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The Stone Angel: Independance in Marriage - There is much emphasis on being independent and doing things for yourself in society that people are turning cold and are merely looking out for themselves. It is getting to the point that a husband or wife can not really be relied on because almost half of all marriages end in divorce. Maybe looking out for one's self is the logical response, since that is the only person one can rely on. What is it that makes a person independent. Does being independent mean being alone, being domineering towards others, being excessively proud, or being egotistical....   [tags: World Literature] 948 words
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An Angel is Sent to Save the Day in the Movie, The Bishop's Wife - The Bishop’s Wife was directed by Henry Koster in 1947. Cary Grant stars as an angel sent to help a newly appointed bishop played by David Niven and his wife played by Loretta Young. The story line is nothing but typical for its time. Niven’s character is having issues raising the funds to build a much needed addition for his church. The wealthy upper class is offering the needed funds in exchange for greedy control and all the say in how it is built. While trying to stay true to his beliefs, the new and young bishop is finding it hard to resist the promised funds of the well off members of the church....   [tags: cary grant, church, neglect]
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The Swish of Angel Wings - The Swish of Angel Wings A young mother was standing in the kitchen making breakfast one spring morning. Her little garden was in full bloom with fresh flowers and the smell of honey suckles filled the air. It seemed as thought winter had finally passed and spring was here. As she looked out the window into the backyard, she noticed that the garden gate had been left open. Her little three-year-old daughter, Lindsay, had toddled through the gate and was sitting there on the railroad tracks playing with the gravel as if it was a perfectly safe and sensible place to play....   [tags: Papers] 1007 words
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“The Rain God”: Repression Within the Angel Family - Family is one of the most important institutions in society. Family influences different aspects of a person’s life, such as their religion, values, morals and behavior. Unfortunately, problems may arise when an individual’s belief system or behavior does not coincide with that of family standards. Consequently, individuals may be forced to repress their emotions or avoid acting in ways that that are not acceptable to the family. In the novel The Rain God, written by Arturo Islas, we are presented with a story about a matriarchal family that deals with various conflicts....   [tags: Literature, Arturo Islas]
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Angel and The Devil in East of Eden by John Steinbeck - In East of Eden, John Steinbeck tells the history of two generations of different families Hamiltons and the Trasks from around the 1880s to the 1920s. Throughout the Trask family, there is a reoccurring glimpse of the Cain and Abel story reflected in two sets of brothers. Each generation struggles to balance the angel and the devil raging inside them. Steinbeck uses masks to prove no matter how destructive it may be, one will always strive for acceptance from others. Charles Trask, who holds the destructive behavior of Cain, has an acute fear of rejection, despite it being a constant factor in his life....   [tags: hamiltons, fear, profession] 605 words
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Personal Family Experience: My Mom is Such as an Angel - ... Once upon a time, she asked me to watch less cartoon on TV, but read more fairy tale books, which has much less harm to my eyes. However, I not only didn't obey her, but also argued with her and cried: “The books are much more boring than the TV cartoons, it has no fun at all. I don't like the books and I won't read them. Humph. ” I wouldn't retort with mom if I had already known how much she was hurt by those words which were shouted out from me. On the other hand, mom had brought me many pretty dresses and T-shirt, which I completely didn't like and complained how weird they look like in a picky tone....   [tags: love, care, fairy tale books] 617 words
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Recruiting and Team Building for Angel Springs Care - Recruiting and team building for Angel springs care Recruitment and selection is a process that takes place at every plane of an organization and is among matters of utmost importance in human resource management. It refers to the process of drawing, ascertaining their competencies, and choosing the individual who fits the job. The process is often the first move towards instituting the competitive power and the essential precedence for the organisations and considering the current global situation, every recruit should thus be most fitting to enable build an effective team (Nankervis, Compton & Morrissey, 2009, p....   [tags: Human Resource Management ]
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Uncovering the Third Man - ... Multiple supernatural and scientific theories have been produced to try and describe this phenomena of the third man, but none have been proven. Although there are many possible explanations for why a “third man” appears in life or death situations, it is most likely that a presence appears due to the heavy amount of stress put on the body. One theory, as to where the third man comes from, is that when the human body is in life threatening situations, the third man is revealed as a survival tool that one’s brain has until this moment hidden....   [tags: the angel effect]
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Bookreport on Dark Angel - Chapter 1 -- This story starts out with Gillian Lennox walking home from school. Gillian was going to get ride from a friend but she had already left. When she reached the wooded area she heard crying. She went to investigate. She followed the sound to the creek where she lost her balance and fell in the icy river. Chapter 2 -- She worked her way over to the left bank and grabbed some roots as she went by and she was able to hold on and pull herself out of the river. She was now trying to find a way out of the woods....   [tags: essays research papers] 1846 words
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The Angel - “What’s wrong, Colton. Had it been another grueling day at work?” My wife had affirmed by my wistful facial expression, as I walked through the door. She sat me down and started gently clenching her soft hands on my tense shoulders, messaging out my utmost distress. It had become a ritual; returning home from the department in terror, after envisioning the Flames. The flames, I had thought to myself. It had not simply been those that had destroyed the buildings, but also, those I saw embodied within the victim’s eyes....   [tags: Creative Writing] 1592 words
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Broken Angel - Broken Angel by Francine Pascal Broken Angel by Francine Pascal is a story about Angel Desmond who is at the racetrack and has gambled away all of his money. His girlfriend Tia Ramirez and her friend Conner McDermott are looking for him. They find him at the racetrack and Tia gets very angry with Angel when she finds out he has lost all of his money. Angel dreads telling his parents, because he lost his whole savings account which was for college. He graduated form El Carro is supposed to go to Stanford in the spring....   [tags: essays research papers] 1151 words
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Sun Angel - Sun Angel “Sun Angel” by Chris Fisher is a collection of short stories, each one portraying a different character that grew up in the small town of Dolguard. Each story is written from someone else’s point of view, therefore giving us a closer look into the town. We get to see the full picture, and see how the characters shape the way we view life in a small town. The characters in these short stories were all very unique. They ranged from children, young kids just out of college, drunks, and farmers trying to make ends meet....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 567 words
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Symbolism in The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence - Symbolism in The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence A symbol is a literary device used by the author to portray an idea to the reader. In Margaret Laurence's, The Stone Angel, the stone angel is a symbol used to heighten the reader's understanding of the characteristics of Hagar Shipley. First, the stone angel is used to show Hagar's pride in the Currie family name. She prizes the stone angel because it is expensive and imported from Italy to honour a mother Hagar never knew. Similarly, the stone angel is symbolic of Hagar's inability to show emotions; like the angel, Hagar is hard and cold....   [tags: Papers] 616 words
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Look Homeward Angel - Look Homeward Angel A culturally enriching experience is an experience that is related to the arts and an intellectual activity, which makes you become a better person or makes you feel you have become a better person. Also, a culturally enriching experience is when you allow yourself to become more educated on a certain topic and it improves yourself. I feel the theatre, through plays, gives people a culturally enriching experience. By sitting in the audience and becoming involved in the play we are able to place ourselves in the shoes of the characters on the stage....   [tags: essays papers] 418 words
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The Angel of the Odd: Accepting What Is Odd - "The Angel of the Odd - An Extravaganza" is an E. A. Poe's tale written in 1844, which seems to be more absurdly comic than deep. In this story, Poe writes about humans exposed to odd situations, and he tries to tell us that it would be ridiculous for us to be against the odd. The writer portraits himself inside a guiltless character who believes, after reading about the freak death of a man, that all situations labeled as something odd are "a contemptible falsehood- a poor hoax- the lees of the invention of some pitiable penny-a-liner." By this sentence, the character claims that the oddest things are those which are told to be odd, and he reveals himself as a person with such a squared mi...   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe] 303 words
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Miguel Angel Asturias - Miguel Angel Asturias Miguel Angel Asturias was born in Guatemala City in 1899. He received his law degree from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala. After finishing at the University, Asturias and a few colleagues founded the Popular University of Guatemala for those who could not afford to attend the national university. In 1923 he went to Paris where he wrote El Señor Presidente. Due to it's political implications he was unable to bring the book with him in 1933 when he returned to Guatemala....   [tags: Papers] 1637 words
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King Lear vs. The Stone Angel - It has been said that, “Rivers and mountains may change; human nature, never.”(worldofquotes.com) This is a quote that can be deconstructed when examining William Shakespeare’s King Lear and Margaret Laurence’s The Stone Angel. When reviewing the two books the main characters, King Lear and Hagar, are easily comparable. The first similarity becomes apparent when King Lear and Hagar are both developed as flawed characters. Secondly, because of their flaws the two characters become blind to reality....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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My Grandfather, My Guardian Angel - My central psyche has combusted into dozens of abstract particles. Each notion fits perfectly. It is as if my life has been predestined. Each new day is simply inevitable. Or, perhaps, it is the opposite, and the jigsaw puzzle, otherwise known as my world is molding each individual sector. They are all being sculpted accordingly as to each step I take, whichever direction it may be in. Many a time, I have sat back and pondered my surroundings. I have explored the decisions I have made as to whether they have been judicious, or pernicious to my well being....   [tags: personal experiences] 461 words
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More Than Human, Angel Divine - More Than Human, Angel Divine "The purpose of art is not a rarified, intellectual distillate--it is life, intensified, brilliant life." --Alain Arias-Misson "I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible." --Michelangelo Buonarroti I have been very fortunate in the past few years in that I have been able to travel abroad....   [tags: Personal Narrative Art Traveling Essays] 2449 words
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Human's Selfishness vs. Sympathy in The Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel Márquez - ... The Old Man frequently goes inside the house and annoys Elisends with his presence. Soon when the family thinks that the Old Man is going to die, his new feathers flourish and he leaves the town. Márquez is using the plot of his story to call out humans for exploiting selfless beings, like the Old Man, for personal gain. He displays the compassion that the Old Man shows and the miracles he performs for others and in turn the villagers behave as if he is an unsuitable, dilapidated man instead of someone who had just helped them....   [tags: angel, death, faithful]
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“A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia- Marque - ... It seems the only skeptic was a man of the church, Father Gonzaga, this mainly because he is aware of the devil, who can trick the innocent of human thinking. “He reminded them that the devil had the bad habit of making use of carnival tricks in order to confuse the unwary”, (Marquez, 1955, p. 3). Good and evil played a role in the fact that the family used the creature for greed, Elisenda thought of the idea to build a fence and charge 5 cents admission to see it (Marquez, 1955, p. 3). The rest of the world wanted to use the creature to help heal possible illnesses and that is selfish, many traveled with the hopes to find health (Marquez, 1955, p....   [tags: angel, culture, dying]
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Josef Mengele and The Inhumane Experiments in Auschwitz - “He cut into me, without anesthetic, . . .The pain was indescribable. I felt every slice of the knife. Then I saw my kidney pulsating in his hand. I cried like a madman, I cried out the prayer; ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one . . . And I prayed to die, that I might not suffer this agony any more’” (Hall). This was said by a ‘patient’ of Dr. Josef Mengele, Mr.Yitzhak Ganon. Mr. Ganon was of the survivors of the inhumane experiments that took place in Auschwitz by the hand of the abominable man that is Josef Mengele....   [tags: angel of death, evil, eugenics]
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Saint Michael's Roles in Christianity - Religion is a community of people that share a symbolic world. Much of what is practiced is really only understood by those within the community itself. Members of the community are insiders in the sense and many religions are no exception to this practice. Different religions are filled with language, tradition, ritual, symbolism and beliefs that others may find confusing and may not understand. In Christianity, one particular area that can confuse outsiders is their teachings and belief in angels....   [tags: religion, tradition, angel] 1728 words
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The Killer Savior: Josef Mengele - ... Though this knowledge had to be gained through countless amounts of tragic experiments and tests.While he was living in his various labs throughout Auschwitz, he had one he loved the most, the surgery lab. Most of the labs were positioned around crematories for easy access to remove bodies after surgeries.(11) There was said to have been over 3,000 twins killed throughout his time there. Some of the most common surgeries were eye testing, and body transplants. Twins and their genetics seemed to be there key to finding their target....   [tags: twins in the Holocaust, Angel of Death]
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The Accusing Angel versus the Serpent in The Book of Job - The Accusing Angel versus the Serpent in The Book of Job The Book of Job is a very complex translation in which two images of evil are presented. Steven Mitchell calls them the Accusing Angel (Accuser) and the Serpent. They are both very powerful and portrayed as supernatural beings. His first reference to the Accusing Angel appears early on, however references throughout the story do not exist. Unlike the Accusing Angel, the Serpent is mentioned throughout the book. Disturbing imagery and ideas from the unnamable voice from the whirlwind help to give the reader an accurate perception of the Serpent....   [tags: Papers] 1089 words
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Use of Water in Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel - Water can symbolize many things throughout the novel. Whether it is in Manawaka, the Pacific Coast or Shadow point, what is constantly recognized in the number of times water is used. If one were to closely examine these situations, they would soon discover it's symbolic importance. In the novel The Stone Angel, water is presented in the many fluctuations, in Hagar's life. Hagar goes through many stages in her life, where water is represented but without it being physically present. Without the imagery of water, the story would be less effective and meaningful for the reader....   [tags: Margaret Laurence] 937 words
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How Did a Serpent Succeed Where an Angel Failed? - How Did a Serpent Succeed Where an Angel Failed. The Temptation of Eve in a Dream and in Reality Throughout John Milton's Paradise Lost, the reader feels a sense of foreboding. Because the reader knows that the fall of humankind is inevitable, the warnings and discussion of "free will" throughout the first eight books of the poem serve only to make Eve's transgression all the more tragic. The reader sees evidence of how the fall could have been avoided, and therefore feels as if it was unnecessary....   [tags: European Literature] 1331 words
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A Comparison of Relationships in Stone Angel, Fire-Dwellers, and Diviners - Relationships in The Stone Angel, The Fire-Dwellers, and The Diviners      There are always problems in every relationship, in every marriage. With strong communication, acceptance and a love for one another, these challenges can be overcome. In Margaret Laurence's Manawaka Cycle, the characters all have enormous problems in their relationships. In the books The Stone Angel, The Fire-Dwellers, and The Diviners, the characters' marriages all have varying degrees of trouble. However, through hard work and perseverance, the partners survive and grow....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Helen as Angel and Rebel in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Helen as Angel and Rebel in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall In nineteenth century England, the lives of men and women were completely different. The women had very few - or no - rights and the man had absolute power over his wife and children. He even had the rights to his wife's income or heritage. The only acceptable way for a woman to lead her life was to be a social character, a supporting wife and loving mother, so to speak an "angel in the house". The term "the angel in the house" refers to Coventry Patmore's poem with the same name....   [tags: Tenant Wildfell Hall Essays]
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Essay on The Luck of Ginger Coffey and The Stone Angel - The Luck of Ginger Coffey and The Stone Angel   Brian Moore, and Margaret Laurence’s concern for the plight of the individual and their position in society is clearly self-evident in their novels The Luck of Ginger Coffey and The Stone Angel. Finding one’s place in society is a major dilemma many people face every day. Once people find their place in society they understand who they are, what is expected by them and what their roles are. Once a person has found their place in society they understand their life and which direction it is going....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 2503 words
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External Appearances in The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence - External Appearances in The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence It is common in society for individuals to look no further than the external appearance of others. This is also true in many novels, such as The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence. Margaret Laurence shows this by using imagery. Imagery is employed in the novel to help intensify the significance of important events and circumstances of the novel. Margaret Laurence used flower and water imagery in her novel The Stone Angel to represent Hagar's way of life....   [tags: Papers] 794 words
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Interpersonal Relationships In Swamp Angel and Fifth Business - Interpersonal Relationships In Swamp Angel and Fifth Business In the novel Swamp Angel the main character, Maggie, asserts that "swimming is like living , it is done alone". This is, in fact, a very telling statement with respect to the life of both Maggie and the life of Dunstan, the main character in the novel The Fifth Business. Maggie's comparison of life to swimming raises interesting points about the way in which each of the two characters proceed along the road of life. Maggie's statement is actually a simile which compares swimming alone to living life....   [tags: essays papers] 1447 words
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