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Fable 2 Video Game Evaluation - Table of Contents 2 1. Game Summary 4 1.1. Genre 4 1.2. Visual Style 4 1.3. High Concept 5 2. Gameplay 6 2.1. Features 6 2.2. Artificial Intelligence 6 2.3. Scope 7 3. Story, Setting, and Characters 9 3.1. Story 9 3.2. Environment 11 3.3. Characters 12 4. Game Related Details (Combat, Items, etc.) 15 4.1. Combat 15 4.2. Powerups 16 4.3. Items 17 4.4. Game Mechanics & Balance 17 4.5. Inner Mechanism 18 6. Controls 19 7. Interface 20 8. Assets 21 8.1. Models 21 8.2. Animations 21 8.3. Music 21 8.4....   [tags: Fable 2 Video Game ]
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Analysis of Fable by Nina Cassian - Analysis of Fable by Nina Cassian Whereas the extent of my poetic appreciation lies in a decided distaste for Dante and a zest for limericks concerning Nantucket - it behooves me to discuss a poem that my limited capacities can grasp. Fable by Nina Cassian is just such a poem. I view this piece as Ms. Cassian's perspective on life (a "sentence" or an obligation), death, and sadly, the fact that most people do not appreciate the beautific nature of existence. I understand the first stanza as a depiction of man's earthly plane as a sort of testing ground for "angels" - a place where beings are concerned with the development of spirit, "to master imbalance." The second and thir...   [tags: Cassian Fable Essays] 428 words
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The Use of Language in A Fable for Tomorrow by Rachel Carson - The Use of Language in A Fable for Tomorrow by Rachel Carson The extracts give the impression of stark contrast, even contradictions, from the very beginning. The author chooses to use the word fable in the title, which, traditionally, is something fictional and also usually refers to the past and yet this is coupled with ‘tomorrow’. This indicates that the author is looking to show the reader that, although the situation she refers to in the second extract may not be factual in its entirety, it may not be long before it is....   [tags: A Fable for Tomorrow Rachel Carson Essays] 558 words
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From Myth to Fable: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - By giving “Frankenstein” the subtitle “The Modern Prometheus”, Mary Shelley made a connection between a central character of her 19th century novel and a titan from Greek mythology. Prometheus was employed by the Olympian gods in the process of creating men, and is known for stealing the element of fire from them for the benefit of mankind (Hunt). The myth about him appeared in many legends and fables prior to its reincarnation in the story about Victor Frankenstein, a science student who created a being by reviving dead matter using electricity (Atsma)....   [tags: modern prometheus, myths, fable]
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Animal Farm as a Fable - Everyone has encountered Aesop's fables at some point in their life. Aesop is the most renowned author of fables; a fable can be any “short tale to teach a moral lesson, often with animals or inanimate objects as characters” (“Fable”). For example, Animal Farm by George Orwell can be considered a fable. In this novel, the animals on Manor Farm rebel against their oppressive dictator, Mr. Jones, forming Animal Farm. However, after the rebellion, the animals allow the pigs to take over, who become the oppressive dictators who abuse the animals; Animal Farm has come full circle....   [tags: Literary Analysis, George Orwell] 1685 words
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A Fable for Tomorrow by Rachel Carson - ... Carson introduces in detail DDT (Chlorinated hydrocarbons), and several other types of pesticides and how they work in Chapter Three: “Elixirs of Death.” She gives details on the many calamities brought about by their disproportionate and unknowledgeable use. She explains how these toxins have an effect on humans, animals and birds by placing themselves in fatty tissues anywhere they are inflated. The poison disseminates throughout the food chain of which we are part. It remains in fat tissue and does not trigger until an individual is under stress, or the chemicals transforms into an additional chemical in the body....   [tags: human price, nature fights back] 1553 words
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Global Warming: Fact or Fable? - Throughout history global warming has been on peoples minds. Global warming is “an increase in the volume of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, contributing to a “green-house” or insulating effect that traps heat from the sun’s rays and raises the average temperature around the world” (Viotti and Kauppi p 543). Some causes of this environmental threat are: pollution of harmful gases in the atmosphere, deforestation, and technological advances. The effects to the human population, animals, and agriculture could be dangerous....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay] 1336 words
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The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism - Book Review: The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism In the acclaimed novel, The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism, author Russell Roberts, an economist and writer, tells a fictional story that enlightens readers to the wonders of the economic system. Russell provides an insightful, thought provoking story that illustrates protectionism and free trade, while making the concepts and arguments easy to comprehend. The story is told through dialogue with two main characters, David Ricardo, an 18th and 19th century economist and Ed Johnson, a CEO for a company that produces televisions....   [tags: Book Reiew, lLiterary Analysis]
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A Fable for Tomorrow by Carson - A Fable for Tomorrow by Carson How does the Author of the following extracts use language to convey changes and contrasts in mood and meaning. The title of the chapter “A Fable for Tomorrow” gives the impression that the novel is a log of events and a tale of what might be in the future if present practises and the use of pesticides were allowed to continue....   [tags: Papers] 430 words
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A Modern Fable: “The Catbird Seat” by James Thurber - This short story entitled “The Catbird Seat” is a modern fable. The definition of a fable is a simple story with animal characters in which the big strong animal is bested, overcome by, or made a fool of by the weaker character. A modern fable is a fable that takes place in modern times. This short story by James Thurber takes place in New York City around the 1940s. Many fables written before are very much alike “The Catbird Seat” when it comes to being a fable. For example, in “The Tortoise and the Hare” the cocky, arrogant rabbit keeps on boasting about how speedy he is to the scrawny, sluggish turtle....   [tags: Catbird Seat, James Thurber, ] 1288 words
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Grief: The Reason Behind Personal Fable and Imaginary Audience - ... Everyone else on the planet is happy, while they are the only ones who are grieving and suffering. Another similarity between the two is protection. Protection is something that is important to both Holden and Lindsay. The idea of protection to them, can get them through the day. Which is why, they both have a materialized item, that shows their individuality to their imaginary audience. Holden has his “red hunting hat, with one of those very, very long peaks” (17) and Lindsay always wears her father’s army jacket (“Pilot”)....   [tags: The Cather in the Rye, literary analysis]
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Animal Farm as a Fable - Animal Farm as a Fable Traditional fables are moral stories that usually feature animals. Aesop's Fables, which are probably the most well known, tell tales about animals that have clearly human characteristics, like the sly fox, the patient crow and the selfish dog. Since Aesop's stories have been told for over 2,500 years, they are clearly a form well suited to telling a universal truth in a way that is accessible to children and memorable for adults. In writing Animal Farm, Orwell wanted to express a particular set of ideas about revolutions - ideas that he thought were more or less universal....   [tags: Animal Farm] 955 words
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The Ugly Duckling a Fable Written by Christian Andersen - ... By the end of winter, he is amazingly still alive. He comes to a pond where beautiful white swans are swimming and he is drawn to their beauty. He decides to approach them as he thought it would be better to be killed by such beautiful birds than to live a life of ugliness and misery. To his surprise, the beautiful creatures welcome and accept him. He gazes at his reflection in the water to see that he too is a beautiful swan (Andersen, H. C., 1844). The duckling wished to be as beautiful as a swan, but what he didn't know was that he already was, but to see it he had to endure many hardships....   [tags: modern culture, teachable moments] 684 words
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Ways of Viewing "Animal Farm": Historical Allegory, Fable, and Suspension of Disbelief - Animal farm tells the story of a group of animals rebelling successfully against the previous owner, Mr Jones, who was considered to be a tyrant of animal/manor farm. The farm was planned to be communist place but because of most of the animals gullibility and unintelligence the pigs who where smarter took control and made a hierarchy and exploited the animals. Then eventually the pigs became more like humans doing things like walking on two legs and wearing cloths. However would animal farm be more interesting as a historical allegory of a simple fable....   [tags: animal farm, george orwell, fables,] 746 words
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Roberto Benigni’s Life is Beautiful: A fable? - Fable —A deliberately false or improbable account, well, so says Merriam-Webster. Can a love story be a fable. Sure thing —not only did Roberto Benigni’s Life is Beautiful does not just fall into one genre, but into many. The remarkable film can be considered as a romantic comedy, a drama, but most of all, a fable—The story of a man, winning the heart of his “princess” and his own son. Now, Life is Beautiful is a very serious film. There are constant reminders of what time period the film is set in....   [tags: essays research papers] 391 words
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The Beast Fable and Romance in the Nuns Priests Tale - The Beast Fable and Romance in the Nun's Priest Tale Chaucer utilized many literary forms when composing his Canterbury Tales. Among these forms he utilized were the beast fable and romance. We find elements of both of these forms in the Nun's Priest's Tale. Yet Chaucer was a decidingly original poet. When he took these forms he made them his. He often diverged from the accepted norms to come up with stories that were familiar to the fourteenth century reader yet also original. First let us look at the use of beast fable and how Chaucer diverged from tradition....   [tags: Nuns Priests Tale Essays] 550 words
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A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O´Connor - ... From our chief physician of the charges against him, and he argue, he is really insane. And he said: "I found out that crime is not a big deal.... because sooner or later you will forget what you're done." From this we know that he did to his father, but he "forgot". When he let the two accomplices had killed the old lady's son and grandson male after say again, only Jesus can drive a man back to life, but he shouldn't do that. "I'm not present, so dare not say he didn't, I wish I was there a deal....   [tags: religious fable story] 756 words
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Animal Farm by George Orwell - Animal Farm is a satirical story written in the form of an animal fable. The novel is an allegory of the period in Russian history between 1917 and 1944. In writing Animal Farm as a fable, George Orwell is able to present his subject in simple symbolic terms by treating the development of communism as a story that is taking place on a single farm with talking animals. The characters of Animal Farm represent figures in Russian history during the Russian Revolution. Places, objects, and events of the Russian Revolution are also symbolized in Animal Farm....   [tags: Fable, Allegory, Satire, Russia] 914 words
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The Adventures of Esplandian, by Garci Rodriguez Ordonez De Montalvo - Myth… legend or fable. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines a myth as, “A story that was told in an ancient culture to explain a practice, belief, or natural occurrence.” Children, often sit around, listening to their elders speak of myths. These myths have existed throughout American culture for many centuries and will continue for many centuries to come. These myths, legends, and fables provide the elders with enjoyment, as they observe the children, listening so intensely, believing every detail, amazed at the unimaginable adventures told in each story....   [tags: myth, legen, fable, california dream]
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Horrific Affect of Pestcides in A Fable for Tomorrow from the Book Silent Spring by Rachel Carson - ... Moreover, she shows how the pesticides have caused “several sudden and unexplained death, not only among adults but even among children” (29). By this, Carson greatly emphasizes how pesticides can not only affect animals but event humans. Further analysis of this quote shows that Carson wants people to understand how using pesticides can kill them. Furthermore, Carson describes how the environment can be affected by pesticides when she states that “ the roadsides are now lined with browned and withered vegetation as though swept by fire” (29)....   [tags: agriculture, environment, habitats]
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The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Tortoise and the Hare - “Fables” Introduction: Now I know a little bit about fables, after doing a little bit of research in my English class. I know that fables are short stories that center upon animals. Fables also all have morals at the end, stated outright, or inferred. These morals are sometimes called Aesops, after the original creator of fables. Aesop was a Greek slave who wrote a lot of fables. “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” and “The Tortoise and the Hare” are two of the most famous Aesops in America. Aesops are primarily short stories; they can range from a few sentences to a page....   [tags: fables, animals, aesops]
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The Importance of Fables - Introduction: A fable is a narrative that teaches a moral through the use of animals as the main character. Fables toy with the idea of human vanity. Fables are very popular in children’s literature as it teaches children lessons while keeping them interested with the animal characters. Fables were westernized through the help of Aesop. It is unknown whether or not Aesop was a real person but is viewed as one of the fathers of fables. Modern editions contain up to 200 fables and are growing. I am writing this paper in order to inform you, the reader, about the importance of fables....   [tags: literary analysis, children literature]
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Shah’s Fables in The Way of Sufi - Shah’s Fables in The Way of Sufi       When most people answer the question, "What is a fable?" they usually define it as a story with talking animals that teaches readers a lesson or moral. Although most fables do fit into this category, Idries Shah, an author of many fables, believes that there is more to a fable than just being an interesting story that teaches a lesson. In fact, Shah writes in the "Forward" of his book Reflections, "Do you imagine that fables exist only to amuse or to instruct, and are based upon fiction....   [tags: Way of Sufi Essays]
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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe - ... He arrived to the party and he was the guest of honor. He told all the birds that whoever gets invited to a feast like that were suppose to change his name as an old tradition. None of the birds new of this tradition, but they knew that the tortoise has done a lot of traveling and he was wise. All of the birds took and new name and the tortoise mad his name, “All of you” (97) The birds were glad they invited the tortoise to the party. The best food available was brought to the feast and it all looked delicious....   [tags: animals, folk tales] 966 words
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The Moral of the Story - The Genre I choose was fables. Fables all started in remote locations and where told by word of mouth well before they were written in books. Fables have been passed down from generation to generation. So, most fables we know today have traces to generations past. Fables also give insight to past customs, old traditions, beliefs, customs and rites. Fables are generally short stories in prose or verse which tell the story of animals, people or things. Many fables take animals, mythical creatures, plants, inanimate objects or force of nature and given them human characteristics and qualities....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Animal Farm by George Orwell - ... Then they start stealing all the milk, and rewriting the history to suit themselves. In addition, the pigs order alcohol have parties, and they use the farm for their own selfish reasons and don't care about the other animals. Animal farm represents the sad results of a failed utopia, just as it happened over and over in history. Orwell uses symbolism, Irony, modern fable, and character foil to add richness and depth to the fable. 3.25/5 There are many symbols in Animal Farm which help the reader understand the allusions to Soviet Russia....   [tags: story analysis] 593 words
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Animal Farm: Comparing The Book To The Movie - The novel…no…no…it’s not really a novel, it’s more of a fable. The fable by George Orwell…no…no…George Orwell isn’t his real name. His real name is Eric Blair. He wrote under a pen name to save him and his family embarrassment from earlier books he had written. The fable, by Eric Blair is a cute story how animals take over a farm. Well, actually the farm and the animals are just symbols. The fable by Eric Blair is political satire on the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and the events that followed....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays] 475 words
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Literary Genres of Canterbury Tales - Within William Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, many familiar medieval literary genres may be found. A very common tale that Chaucer uses is the fabliau, which is best portrayed in "The Miller's Tale." Another comedic genre, the beast fable, creates a moral through the use of animals instead of humans. In the Nun's Priest's Tale, Chaucer uses this fable to great effect. A third type of tale, the Breton lays, uses "The Franklin's Tale" to bring out the nobility of love. All three of these tales bring comedy and structure to a somewhat corrupt and violent clash of characters in William Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales....   [tags: World Literature] 677 words
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The Hidden Meaning of The Nun's Priest's Tale - The Hidden Meaning of The Nun's Priest's Tale      It has been suggested that a "Chaucer tale exploits the nature of its genre but also draws attention to the ideological biases and exclusions inherent in the genre"2. In my opinion The Nun's Priest's Tale is a wonderful example of Chaucer testing the bounds of his chosen genre - in this case the beast fable. What is a beast fable. Obviously a tale about animals, but one where "animals are used as embodiments or caricatures of human virtues, vices, prudences, and follies ......   [tags: Nun’s Priest’s Tale Essays]
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Use of Animals in Japanese Fables - Japanese Fables The influence from within and everywhere else. Think back to when you were a child and to when your parents read you stories. Chances are pretty good that some of the stories you encountered were fables. For those people who do not know what a fable is, it is a story that uses animals in the place of using human beings. In researching Japanese tales, I did not have a hard time finding an abundance of fables. In relating fables to the Japanese life, I discovered that animals play an important role in Japanese culture....   [tags: Japanese Fables] 1468 words
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Irony in Punishing the Innocent - The animal allegory is a common device it storytelling, using specific animals to represent certain virtues or vices, ending in a moral teaching. These animals represent a quality that is central and unchanging, it is not in their nature to develop and evolve, and they stand as a single metaphor. Ben Johnson used allegory in the creation of his play Volpone or as it is styled in the in Quarto edition, Volpone, the Foxe (Parker 2), where each human character is quickly established through Italian names and other means as relating to a single allegorical character....   [tags: volpone, animal allegory, ben johnson]
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Japanese Fables: The Influences - Think back to when you were a child, and when your parents read you stories. Do you recall any of these stories being about animals. Chances are good that you heard fables as a child. For those who don’t know what a fable is, a fable is a story that uses animals in the place of humans. In relating fables to the Japanese culture, I discovered that animals play an important role in Japanese culture. And as in most cultures, stories play a big role also. So by using common sense, any person could assume, and be accurate, that there are many fables in Japanese culture....   [tags: Japanese Fables, Japan, Fables, ] 1100 words
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Allegory is a story that works on two levels. - Allegory is a story that works on two levels. "Mature readers appreciate the powerful satire on communism gone wrong, while for younger readers it is a hilarious fable of the farmyard."-Animal Farm As explained in the quote above, Animal Farm is a story that works on two levels. One level is simple, and the other one is the more complex and sophisticated. I would like to explain these levels in this essay. But first, I would like to clearly explain what the word allegory means by giving some examples from well-known fables....   [tags: English Literature] 1164 words
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The Nun's Priest's Tale in the Canterbury Tales - Chaucer's "The Nun's Priest's Tale" is at once a fable, a tale of courtly love, and a satire mocking fables and courtly love traditions. To this end, Chaucer makes use of several stylistic techniques involving both framing and content. The tale begins and ends with "a poor widwe somdeel stape in age" (line 1), but the majority of the content involves not the widow but the animals on her farm, in particular an arrogant rooster name Chauntecleer. The first mention of the main character does not come until the twenty-ninth line, after twenty-eight lines of minute description of the widow and the farm....   [tags: Geoffrey Chaucer] 1343 words
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Animal Farm, by George Orwell - The main purpose of satire is to attack, and intensely criticise the target subject. This is superbly carried out in the classic piece of satire, Animal Farm. The main targets at the brunt of this political satire are the society that was created in Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, and the leaders involved in it. George Orwell successfully condemns these targets through satirical techniques such as irony, fable, and allegory. The immediate object of attack in Orwell's political satire is the society that was created in Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays] 985 words
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The Lion and the Mouse who Returned a Kindness -      Aesop among many other prominant authors wrote tales of animals taking on human characteristics, but none is so prevelant as the reputation of the mighty lion. Known as the king of animals, the lion appears as an object of strength and nobility in countless aspects of life including history, literature, art, astronomy, movies, and dance.      Who is this amazing creature. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the lion (Panthera Leo) is a flesh-eating animal that live cheifly in sandy plains and rocky places where there are thorn thickets and tall grass....   [tags: Aesop, Aesop's Fables] 612 words
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Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson - ... The cheese is symbolized as the things we work to obtain in order to satisfy one’s wants and needs. Every morning they each put on their jogging suits and running shoes leaving their homes to go out and pursue their favorite cheese throughout the maze. Eventually they all discovered a huge supply of cheese in one of the corridors in Cheese Station C. Routinely Sniff and Scurry would stick to their hunt daily arriving to their destination taking off their shoes and putting them around their necks....   [tags: book review and andalysis] 1043 words
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Zarathustra's Three Metamorphoses, Applied to Modernism - The 1859 publication of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species had dramatic consequences, among them the creation of doubt about God’s place in a world where species independently evolve and continually change. Darwin had not merely questioned God; he had shaken one of the core Christian beliefs: that God had created a flawless and unchanging earth. When Darwin’s ideas were not scientifically disproven, the basis of Christianity itself was called into question. That questioning continued as scientific discovery advanced....   [tags: God, Godlessness, Values, Darwin]
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A Marxist Reading of Shakespeare's Coriolanus - A Marxist Reading of Coriolanus       One popular dissecting instrument of any Shakespearean character is the modern tool of psychoanalysis. Many of Shakespeare's great tragic heroes-Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, and Othello, to name a few-have all been understood by this method of plying back and interpreting the layers of motivation and desire that constitute every individual. Add to this list Shakespeare's Roman warrior Coriolanus. His strong maternal ties coupled with his aggressive and intractable nature have been ideal fodder for modern psychoanalytic interpretation....   [tags: Coriolanus Essays]
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The Consequences of No Education - In the year 2020, Kevin Hanley works as a janitor. By 2050, his son is a beggar on the street. How did this happen to all the Kevin Hanley’s in just one generation. That story was just fictional, titled “The Fable of the Lazy Teenager” by Ben Stein. It was about the decline of America through the derogation of the American education system. If the education system fails, than we will become no better than our ancestors in that we will have no education and therefore be back to the starting block positions of beast of burden....   [tags: textbooks, education, problems, animals]
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The Use of Distortion as a Literary Device in George Orwell's Animal Farm - Animal Farm, by George Orwell, is an excellent example of distortion as a literary device. The story is set up as a fable using a third person objective viewpoint and personification of animals to represent historical figures and stereotypes. Distortion can also be found in much of the symbolism throughout the novel. Similar to a fable, Animal Farm makes use of personification. In the story, farm animals are used to represent different classes of people, from the average working man to government officials and police or military personnel....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays] 586 words
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The Use of Conflict in the Short Fiction Story - ... (Maugham) The place he heads to is Samarra, where the servant believes that “Death will not find me”. (Maugham) However, Maugham tells us the place the Death will meet the servant is Samarra, where the servant fled to. Here he shows us the power of the supernatural, which is a conflict with the fear of human nature. Therefore, although the servant escaped, he just ended up going along with what fate had for him and couldn't change his destiny.     In the plot, Maugham tells us the moral through the resolution of the conflict....   [tags: parable, aesop, literature] 561 words
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The Faces of Evil in Fairy Tales - As children, we hear many stories about the interactions between good and evil. Since each story or fable have different characters, the description of evil and good are different from one another. The good character will have different characteristic compared to evil one. “There are relatively few ways to do good, but countless ways to do evil, which can therefore have a much greater impact on our lives, and the lives of others beings capable of suffering. “ written by Plato. This saying could be the same for how the characteristics of good and evil effect how we see characters in fairy tales....   [tags: The Little Red Riding Hood] 591 words
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Environment in Silent Spring by Rachel Carson - In the introduction of “Silent Spring” written by Rachel Carson in 1962, more than 50 years ago the writer attempts to warn us that human beings will end by destroying the earth in the opening quote. She shows that human beings are causing harmful effects to the environment and the environment becomes polluted day by day. First, to lead to the issue, the author starts with a fable. She describes a beautiful natural town, but then the appearance of human beings brought a strange blight and everything began to change....   [tags: farming, organisms, toxic production] 521 words
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George Orwell's Animal Farm - George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm is a satirical fable that illustrates his criticisms towards the society. He uses the novel in the form of a fable to communicate his attitude towards the political system of soviet Russia. “All animals are equal but some are more equal than others.” In this novel, the autocracy, exploited working class, and evolution of the pigs of Animal Farm demonstrate a caricature of the social evolution in Soviet Russia. Orwell uses a circular plot to emphasize the cycle of revolution and the inevitability of dictatorship....   [tags: story and character analysis] 865 words
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Shirley Jackson's The Lottery - ... At the same time, however, there is an unmistakable quality of fable to this beginning. It is not that everything is normal, but rather that everything is perfectly normal. To create this sense of the fable, Jackson draws on cliches; the grass is richly green, the flowers are in full blossom, and the day itself is sunny. This is a deliberate emphasis on a popular idea of the ideal summer's day, and it is necessary for the ultimate effect Jackson seeks to present. The setting is also a village like many around it, and this adds to the fairy tale quality of the opening....   [tags: symbolic reality, literary analysis] 896 words
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Aesop’s Fables - Aesop’s fables were written around 300 BCE, and originated from Greece (“Aesop par. 6). Although most of the fables are about animals, they display the characteristics of humans. Fables are usually short and easy to comprehend, and all fables have their own morals, however; some fables have more than one. Aesop’s fables may seem childish and pointless, but they were written to point out the flaws and strengths of human beings. Most fables have a central problem that the main character must solve, and have been very important to society as a whole....   [tags: greeks, aesop]
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - William Golding explores the vulnerability of society in a way that can be read on many different levels. A less detailed look at the book, Lord of the Flies, is a simple fable about boys stranded on an island. Another way to comprehend the book is as a statement about mans inner savage and reverting to a primitive state without societies boundaries. By examining the Lord of the Flies further, it is revealed that many themes portray Golding’s views, including a religious persecution theme. Golding includes the theme of religious persecution to remind people of mans true nature, and by doing so alludes the fact that the next time society deteriorates, due to nuclear war, may be the last....   [tags: essays research papers] 957 words
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