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Magical and Realistic Elements in The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship - Magical and Realistic Elements in The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship   Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in a small Colombian town in 1928 and has written many short stories and novels over the years. One of his short stories, "The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship", published in 1972, is in a book called A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes that was published in 1991. This was an interesting story and had many magical and realistic elements.   The main magical element in this story would be the ghost ship, but many others exist, too....   [tags: Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship] 1105 words
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The Unsinkable Ship: Titanic - Titanic was the dreamship, the unsikable ship. It was supposeed to sail from Southampton harper and be in New York 17th of April. But the dream ship never made it to New York. The story of Titanic is both tragic and adventures. The passenger were both poor and very wealthy. They were seeking adventure in a new country. Some went to travel other went to live the American dream and start a new life. The dream for many people came to an end on 14th of April. The unsinkable ship went down after hitting an iceberg....   [tags: ship, iceberg, water] 778 words
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Mental Endurance in Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage - Mental Endurance in Alfred Lansing's Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage In Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, Alfred Lansing recounts the tale of one of the greatest successes of the Twentieth Century. Ironically, Lansing's detailed account of the 1915 Trans-Antarctic Expedition illuminates the stark reality that Sir Ernest Shackleton's expedition did not fulfill its goal. In fact, the expedition never even set foot upon the continent that they had intended to cross. The outstanding success of that motley crew of adventurers was in their ability to endure the harsh Antarctic climate....   [tags: Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage]
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The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett - The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett The voyage of the narwhal is a novel by Andrea Barrett, who reveals many aspects of the search for fame and glory, versus search for the truth. When the characters leave for the voyage with the same mission, it is the drive of their different motives for the expedition that separates their destiny on the trip. It was the commander that in blindness of fame led the expedition to tragedy and loss. Through out this novel the author reveals through the characters that the search for the truth is more important than the search of fame and wealth....   [tags: Voyage Narqhal Barrett] 1931 words
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The Last Voyage of Sindbad and Sailor - Sindbad travelled peacefully for a couple of weeks, but one day, while they ship crew and Sindbad were sailing in China Sea. A violet wind struck the ship, drenching them with torrents of rain. As Sindbad and the crew prayed to Allah to protect them from the storm and what is going to happen. The crew his covered their equipment to save it from getting ruined. As the captain stared at Sindbad and the crew with expression of blank despair, beat his face and plucked the hairs of his beard. "Pray to Allah," the captain cried, "that He may save us from the peril into which we have fallen!" As the captain opened one of his cabin chests and took from it a small cotton bag filled with ashlike pow...   [tags: short story] 559 words
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The Merchant Ship Worthy Passage - The Golden Sea, warm, and vast, Cameron despised it. Who knew what was down there in its murky depths. Monstrous creatures that could sink a ship with little effort, sending its wooden corpse and all she carried with it, deeper and deeper to its sightless bottom. The ship sailed straight north from Kelmoor Keep, the wind blew strong, and almost constantly from the west. There was no sign of land or anyone else for that matter, just him and the Worthy Passage, and her brave crew. Once past the lengthy body of Baash (which only took four days) the Worthy Passage moved even faster because of the strong westerly current....   [tags: sea, ship, night, fog] 872 words
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Charles Darwin’s Voyage of the Beagle - Charles Darwin’s Voyage of the Beagle A modern reader might be surprised to find that travel writings of the 18th century, books intended for the general public, featured specific scientific terms and precise descriptions of landmarks, species and resources. But how did it happen that “sentiment, imagination, and the graces have been banished” (Voltaire, Letter to Cideville) from 18th century literature. In her article “Science, planetary consciousness, interiors” author Mary Louise Pratt argues that the change in travel writing in the 18th century promoted a new type of planetary consciousness, thus triggering a shift in European colonial policies....   [tags: Charles Darwin Voyage of the Beagle]
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The Meaning of the Ghost in Hamlet by Shakespeare - In traditional and modern, ghost reflects death and fear, and it never change. In Hamlet, the ghost is a symbol of Hamlet’s father who is killed by Claudius. Its propose is to demand Hamlet to avenge its death. Although the ghost only appears three times in front of Hamlet, it is a specify role to develop the whole story and plot. Through Hamlet, the ghost is the motive to make Hamlet kill Claudius, and the ghost plays a critical role to influence Hamlet. In the act 1, sense 1, the appearance of ghost implicated that something would be happening in Denmark and created interest and caution to audience and Horatio....   [tags: ghost, death, fear, motive] 661 words
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Visit from a Ghost - ... He might be having a fit," He laughed again. "I've got to show you what I promised!" With a motion of his hand, my vision was led to the people surrounding us. "That looks like Shield!" I smiled as I pointed to the girl with the brown hair in a braid. "That's because it is," Isodore smiled, seeming in a daze as he stared at Shield. "Let's get closer!" Isodore grinned as he grabbed my arm. Suddenly, we were right there beside Shield. "How did you do that?" I gasped. "I'm a ghost. I can do anything!" He laughed again....   [tags: new, husband, ghost, memory, place] 1397 words
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Ghost Story of College Ghost Lure - College Ghost Lore If one were to take the beltway to I-270 north, about an hour north of Washington, DC one would arrive at a town called Emmitsburg, Maryland. Is the town haunted. I collected several stories from a senior in college who is from Emmitsburg. This senior is a white female. The stories I collected, many of which have to do with the small Catholic college indicate a rich ghost lore in the town. There are several stories that this woman told me concerning her hometown. The first is one that most people who live in the town know....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]
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There is No Ghost in Hamlet - Shakespeare fancies the application of ghosts in his plays, Hamlet is no exception. Scholars argue that the ghost in Hamlet is only a figment of Hamlet’s imagination, but how does that explain others witnessing the apparition. Hamlet’s mental state is declining throughout the play, but what is the true cause. From an external view Hamlet appears insane, whether or not he is insane is left ambiguous. If he is insane, is the traumatic loss of his father causing Hamlet to see a ghost or is the ghost real indeed....   [tags: Hamlet, Shakespeare, ghost] 752 words
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The Unsinkable Ship - I can still vividly reminisce about her. Titanic, ‘The Unsinkable Ship.’ 97 years ago she stood at the docks avidly awaiting her apprehensive passengers to board. After three years in construction, starting on March 31st 1909, the $400,000,000, 11 storeys high, glossy black ship set sail. 2,228 people were on board; 1,343 people were passengers and the other 885 were crew members. Little did they know that less than half of those deprived, vulnerable souls would arrive in America alive, and the vast majority would never see their loved and cherished ones again....   [tags: Historical Fiction] 1611 words
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Ghost of a Confederate Prisoner of War - Ghost of a Confederate Prisoner of War “Home. I want to go home,” the story begins of a Confederate prisoner of war. A friend’s grandmother, age 76 and a worker at the historic society, tells a story of Point Lookout. During the Civil War, the Union had a prison for captured Confederate soldiers near Point Lookout. With a warm and friendly voice that shows the sign of age, the storyteller joyfully recollects the story. She has the tale in book, but recalls it from memory. She knows the story so well that one could hardly tell it was not being read word for word....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]
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Ghost Story of the Sacrament Dog - The Sacrament Dog The modern ghost story has become a sort of rite of passage in American culture. At the youngest age, children are scared by their older siblings’ renditions of a ghoulish tale. Teenagers nationwide think it is their duty to investigate their town’s local haunting at least once before graduating high school. Once these teens transition into adulthood, they begin to scoff at the stories they once embraced, criticizing the irrational content and telling their children that they are silly for believing in such blasphemy....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]
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Ghost Story of the Haunted House - The Haunted House This haunted house in Hagerstown was built long ago. It is the site of a most interesting ghost story, which happened to my friend’s friend’s grandmother. Now while I have heard many stories similar to this, I have never known someone to be involved in one and actually affected by it. My friend’s friend is a Caucasian, 17-year-old, female Christian from Hagerstown. Her dad is a postal worker, and her mother works for the government. The story takes place in the house her grandmother temporarily lived in as a child....   [tags: Urban Legend Ghost Stories] 1003 words
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The Voyage Of Christopher Columbus - American History I Christopher Columbus' Voyage to North America Spanish exploration first began with a series of revolutions. First, the Commercial Revolution generated economic stability. Second, the Intellectual Revolution generated interest in the Earth's composition and the pursuit of exploration. Europe then called for a political revolution to end the disorganized and disorderly rule of its government. This revolution returned order and stability to the government and renewed interest in exploration to search for national wealth....   [tags: Christopher Columbus Essays] 1513 words
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Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald Ship - November 10th, 1975, a massive storm rolls over Lake Superior. As many ships make their way towards the safety of the coastline, one ship is left behind, in the dark turbulent night. That ship, The Edmund Fitzgerald now lye in the depths of the Superior. The events of that night and what happened to the 729-foot freighter are still a mystery to the world. Many theorize what conditions caused the ship to go down that night. Some theories deal with the weather conditions as well as focusing on equipment malfunctions that took place....   [tags: weather conditions, lake superior]
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The Loss of the Fitzgerald Ship - There are mysteries which men can only guess at, which may only ever truly be solved in part; the SS Edmund Fitzgerald’s sinking is one of them. At the time it was launched in 1958, the 729-foot long, 75-foot wide freighter was the largest ship to ply the Great Lakes. Although, on November 9, 1975 the ship embarked upon what would become its final voyage. She was carrying 26,000 tons of iron ore pellets and bound for Detroit and though the day was bright, in her path laid great turbulence. On November 10, at 1:00am, the first signs of trouble appeared, and prevailed into the afternoon....   [tags: lake superior, wreck, theories]
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The Book Endure: The Voyage of Shackleton and his Crew - ... They packed the Endurance with a deck-load of coal, and had some normal stores too, to help make the ship heavier. This was a precaution so that if need be there would be extra force on the engines, helping push through pack ice in the Weddell Sea. Unfortunately, this was all in vain. The ice was an issue from the very beginning, a disaster waiting to happen that the men had no control of. As they sailed along their adventure, they eventually knew they could not avoid the massive ice bergs in the freezing cold ocean....   [tags: trans-antarctica, expedition] 1477 words
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Biography on Sir John Franklin - ... Franklin eventually went on to reach Liverpool. Once returning to England again, Franklin married his second wife Jane Griffin. She was a friend to his first wife. She also loved to travel. They married in November of 1828. She would prove to be a dominate role in his journeys ahead. She was a socialist. She wanted to make sure that their names stayed in good graces of everyone around them. She would wait to the right moment to approach anything that would make them stand out that much more....   [tags: sea, voyage, ship, battle, expeditions, crew] 1052 words
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Overview of the Voyage of St. Luis - In nature, when the habitat of a specific species is being jeopardized, the expectations are for them to flee away and pursue refuge. After Hitler’s Final Solution in which declared that “[the Jewish] group in particular was targeted for mass, systematic, and complete destruction,” (Milgram 9) a number of Jews, as expected, made the rational choice of escaping the massive threat of complete genocide. Some methods were to migrate to random European countries that did not have solid affairs with Germany; other methods, however, were to pursue the intelligent strategy of fleeing to distant places, such as South America and the United States....   [tags: World War II, Holocaust]
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The fantastic voyage of the digestive system - Once again we have been miniaturized in the submarine to continue the fantastic voyage of the digestive system. We will be touring a 55-year-old male. The host will be having a hamburger, French fries, and a root beer. We will be tracing lunch through the digestion process. Digestion is the process of turning the food that is ate into energy needed to survive and involves creating waste to be eliminated. (Mohan, 2010). The digestive tract is a long twisting tube that starts at the mouth and ends at the anus, called the alimentary canal....   [tags: Anatomy]
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The Last of the Mohicans as an American Romance - The Last of the Mohicans as an American Romance   In the 1820s, the Romantic Movement emerged in the United States as an embodiment of the American spirit after a second war with Britain. Although the Romantic Movement, or the American Renaissance, began to emerge decades after its European counterpart, elements of Romanticism can be traced to the chronicles of the first explorers who wrote about the beauty and mystery of the New World. Thematically, Romanticism is characterized by its longing for the past, and its idealization of nature....   [tags: Last of the Mohicans Essays]
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Ghost Story of Split Rock Road - Split Rock Road This tale was told by a twenty-year-old Caucasian male from Boonton, New Jersey, who was very excited to share his paranormal experiences. According to the narrator, Split Rock Road runs through a nice residential neighborhood. However, at one point the pavement stops and turns to gravel. At this point, there are no lights on the road, which is surrounded by woods. As you continue down the road, you come to a bridge on top of a dam and an abandoned guard tower. Legend has it that if you turn off your headlights and stop the car while on the bridge, everyone in the car dies....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories] 684 words
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Ghost Boy by Ian Lawrence - Prejudice is an issue that cannot be easily avoided in today's society. It has and always will have a huge impact on the discrimination that some people face based on religion, appearance, background, mental/physical disabilities and etc. In the novel Ghost Boy, written by Ian Lawrence, prejudice plays an important role in the society built within the pages and cover of the book. Harold Kline, the fourteen year old protagonist of the novel, faces many problems with the members of the society in which he lives based on his appearance because he is an albino....   [tags: Lawrence Ghost Boy Analysis Review] 1506 words
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The Ghost - Night in the country came like a cloak so that everything outside disappeared. No street lights and a new moon, whose light couldn't penetrate the many trees, may have had something to do with that. From any window, the only thing Nate saw when he looked outside was a thick blanket of black and the occasional flare of a firefly. At nine p.m. he excused himself from his grandparents' company as they watched Secrets of the Dead in their sitting room. He had some dead people's secrets to uncover himself....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1191 words
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The Success of The Woman in Black as a Ghost Story - The Success of The Woman in Black as a Ghost Story Susan Hill believes that the ghost depends on 'atmosphere' and 'a sense of place'. However, a believable storyline and characters does help bring out the atmosphere and place. 'The Woman in Black' is about a man, Arthur Kipps. He is the narrator throughout the novel. Arthur Kipps tells his most haunting revelation that had happened to him, and how by writing his story as a novel, it was hoping to help exorcise the ghost that still haunts him. He tells the story of when he was a junior solicitor and, how he was ordered by his firm's partner to travel up from London to attend a funeral and then sort out the papers of the dead woman....   [tags: The Woman in Black Ghost Stories Essays] 1896 words
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voyage of the damned - Reaction for Voyage of the Damned Voyage of the Damned was a film based on the true-life ship, The Saint Louis, which departed from Hamburg, Germany with over 900 Jewish passengers. Their final destination was Havana, Cuba, which is where they would live until they received visa's to enter the United States. Before watching the film we read actual news articles from the voyage and wrote down facts that occurred throughout the couple of months the ship was at sea. Then when we viewed the film was compared the facts from the news articles and "fiction" from the film....   [tags: essays research papers] 349 words
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More Than a Town: Ghost Towns - More Than a Town In the stark, harsh and barren desert floor lays the remains of some wooden structures. Structures that have weathered the seasons of life, the sandstorms, the blistering heat and bone chilling cold of harsh desert nights. Like lonely and silent soldiers standing guard, these remains watch time slip slowly by and leave them behind. Yet behind these weathered boards, shards of broken glass, remnants of a time long past lies more than a mere town, or what is known to most as a ghost town....   [tags: Research Paper Informational Ghost Town] 1073 words
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The Voyage of Argo - The Voyage of Argo Adventures of epic preportions have been written and told for thousands of years. The characteristics of these stories include, suspense, adventure, danger, and heroism. They mostly involve a task that needs to be completed. Whatever it may be, very few tales are able to take all characteristics of a good adventure and put it all into one story like The Voyage of Argo, by Apollonius. The Voyage of Argo is about a man named Jason who bands together a group of extraordinary warriors and goes on an adventure in search of a golden fleece....   [tags: Papers] 1192 words
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Ship Wreck - Fear has taken a hold of every man aboard this ship, as it should; our luck is as far gone as the winds that led us off course. For nights and days gusts beyond measure have forced us south, yet our vessel beauty, Le Serpent, stays afloat. The souls aboard her, lay at the mercy of this ruthless sea. Chaotic weather has turned the crew from noble seamen searching for glory and riches, to whimpering children. To stay sane I keep the holy trinity close to my heart and the lady on my mind. Desperation comes and goes from the men’s eyes, while the black, blistering clouds fasten above us, as endless as the ocean itself....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1706 words
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Illinois Ghost Stories - Ever have a ghostly experience with something or someone that has not crossed over yet. To most people’s shock, most celebrities have experienced a ghost encounter in their life. Some believe in ghosts and others do not. Some even captured photographs of them and do not even know it until further investigation of it when they found unexplainable things in them. A lot of people in Illinois have experienced ghosts and have told stories about them, for example, the story of old A. Bookbinder of the Bartonville insane asylum or the St....   [tags: ghost, past, present, encounter] 1978 words
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Ghost Story of Manresa Castle at Port Townsend, Washington - Manresa Castle at Port Townsend, Washington The story I was told concerns the Manresa Castle at Port Townsend, in Washington State. The myth surrounding the castle is the usual belief that the castle is haunted. People go to the castle just to hear the cries and feel the tingles of staying there over night. People have also reported that when they have taken pictures while they stay there, they will be surrounded by glowing orbs in the background. The story pertaining to this castle I first heard in a coffee house on Capitol Hill, in Seattle, Washington....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]
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The U.S.S. Indianapolis Ship During WWII - Bombarding and exploding the bottom of the vessel was the last thing pressed against my mind as the ship began submerging into the water. I clung to life as if it was the last coconut on a small deserted island. I wanted to live. That’s all that I wanted. Japanese submarine missiles were the least of the worries for myself, since I had already survived what seemed to be the remainder of the bombarding. The vessel was sinking at a surprisingly rapid rate and what worried me was not only the ship and everything with it being at the bottom of the ocean, but what would be left for our own safety and even worse....   [tags: pearl harbor, japan, submarine]
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The Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship - The United States Navy has introduced a new high tech fighting machine. It is fast, versatile, and deadly. The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Independence class, was developed to combat a new type of naval warfare taking place in coastal waters. The establishment of this coastal combat ship has created a new class of surface warfare ships known as DD(X) (O’Rourke, 2013). The modern design of the Independence class LCS is made out of aluminum, making the vessel light weight with a low draft displacement of about 10 feet, allowing it to be operationally effective in shallow waters....   [tags: U.S. Navy, Finance, Advantages]
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Daniel Clowes' Ghost World: Argumentative Comparison - Pictured on the back cover of the comic book "Ghost World," by Daniel Clowes, are the two main characters of the book in full color. This strikingly significant image, surely shrugged off by most Clowes' readers, represents worlds of diversity within the frames of the book. Sporting pink spandex pants underneath her goldfinch yellow skirt and a blue t-shirt to match perfectly, Enid seems to live her life outside the bubble. She's a very dynamic girl, especially interested in her surroundings and people around her....   [tags: Ghost World Clowes Comic Book]
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Ghost Story of Santa Fe Ghost Trail - Santa Fe Ghost Trail As I sat down with the narrator in his dorm on a Sunday afternoon—not the most appropriate time for ghost stories—he told me this well known ghost story from New Mexico. The storyteller is an 18-year-old male freshman majoring in international relations who is from Bethesda, Maryland. He is biracial with an American father and a Taiwanese mother. Born in California and raised in Colorado, the storyteller is a converted Christian. The teller was in the Boy Scouts, which is where this story comes from: There’s this really small highway town in New Mexico called Cimarron, and it’s small now but in the late 19th century it was a bustling crossroads for all sorts of people...   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]
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Ghost Story of a Ghost Saving Her Baby - A Ghosts Saves Her Baby I had just finished up lunch with a friend at around one o’clock in the afternoon. I was trekking back from the dining hall when I met the storyteller. She was a freshman who had just turned eighteen, and a moderately-devout Catholic. (“I’m into my religion but I don’t go to church as much as I’d like to.”) She was Filipino and born and raised Maryland. She was sitting on the lawn in front of the library, deeply immersed in a novel. When prompted by my question, “Would you mind helping me out with an assignment for class....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends] 1186 words
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The Child in Flannery O’Connor’s A Temple of the Holy Ghost - The Child in Flannery O’Connor’s A Temple of the Holy Ghost “None of their ways were lost on the child” (236). This passage introduces the main character only named the “child” in Flannery O’Connor’s short story “A Temple of the Holy Ghost” and indeed she is influenced not only by the two girls that this line refers to, but by everything she hears and sees. She is very direct and speaks without thinking, for example when she asks her mother to invite Mr. “Cheat,” an admirer of Miss Kirby’s, the schoolteacher who is lodging with her family....   [tags: Temple Holy Ghost] 897 words
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Robert Browning’s My Last Duchess - Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess,” written in 1842, is an intriguing poem that reveals an unexpected interpretation when closely analyzed. The poem is based upon actual incidents that occurred in the life of Alfonso II, Duke of Ferrara. The first wife of Ferrara, Lucrezia, mysteriously died in 1561 with many speculations afterwards that it was supposedly Ferrara who murdered her. The poem takes place in media res of the Duke consulting and arranging his second marriage. A portrait of the former Duchess is pointed out, and the Duke begins to recall her personality and behavior....   [tags: My Last Duchess Essays]
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Ghost Story of the Mirror in the Castle - This story was told to a friend of mine by his father. My friend was 10 years old when he first heard the story and is 20 years old now. He grew up in northern Oklahoma and his family moved to Maryland when he was eight. His father, his younger brother and he were on a road trip and my friend and his brother asked their father to tell them a story to help them pass the time. My friend does not recall what his father said about where he heard the story from, but it goes more or less as follows: Once upon a time (chuckles), there were two brothers....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends] 1552 words
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The Ghost of Cloudcroft New Mexico - The Cloudcroft Ghost Cloudcroft, New Mexico, meaning a "clearing in the clouds", is a small mountain town located to the east of Alamogordo, NM ("Cloudcroft"). The town's history is intimately tied to the building of the Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railway that allowed the town to be permanently settled in the late 1800s, and to the logging business that made the town and railroad successful for half a century ("Investigation… Lodge"). As with many frontier towns, Cloudcroft has a number of legends that document the unique and violent events in its history, and also a fair number of ghosts that haunt its historic sites....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]
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Sex and Dominance in The Ghost Road - Sex and Dominance in  The Ghost Road         Pat Barker's The Ghost Road is a masterful literary integration of sex and war.  The novel's protagonist, the lascivious, bisexual Billy Prior once remarks:  "Whole bloody western front's a wanker's paradise," a statement with far-reaching implications concerning aggression and eroticism (Barker 177).  The novel concludes a successful trilogy, beginning with Regeneration (1991) and The Eye in the Door (1993).  Winner of the prestigious Booker Prize Award in 1995, The Ghost Road delves into many standard Booker motifs, such as war, the British class system, memory, and childhood, but Barker revitalizes these worn subjects.  With prostitutes, lec...   [tags: Ghost Road Essays]
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Ghost Story of the Hell House - Hell House In searching for an interesting and reliable ghost story, I began by asking upperclassmen that would probably have more experience and time to have heard the legends and lore of Maryland. After asking many students, one of my friends knew one from her hometown of Ellicott, Maryland. This friend is a twenty-year-old junior, majoring in finance and accounting. She was born in Virginia but moved around quite a bit during her early childhood. She is Indian, and moved to India at the age of five and lived there for seven years....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]
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Ghost Story of the Landon House - Landon House: Urbana, Maryland Urban legends and ghost stories play an important role in society. Supernatural and “uncanny” events are evident in the folklore of every culture. Stories of the supernatural, such as ghosts and magic, are typically passed down as oral traditions from generation to generation. With the advent of mass media, such as television and the Internet, ghost stories can become easily popularized. The realm of ghost stories and urban legends is divided among skeptics and believers....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]
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Essay on Shirow's Ghost in the Shell - Shirow's Ghost in the Shell The real beauty of Mamoru Oshii's adaptation of Shirow's Ghost in the Shell lies in its attention to detail and the sheer cohesiveness of these details which collectively form complex ideas and plot. In nearly every detail and every plot element lies some tie to the key themes of the anime. Some of the main themes deal with the commodification of the flesh and body; the separation between one's spirit and body; and the idea that a static environment or organism a weak stronghold....   [tags: Ghost in the Shell Essays] 881 words
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Analysis of Stories of Ghost Sightings - Ghost Stories The storyteller is 19 years old and attends Chesapeake College, and is transferring this fall to Salisbury University to become a nurse. Her mother works at a local Baptist church as a secretary/receptionist and her father is a mechanic, but will soon be retired. [The storyteller claims to have seen] these ghosts, and the story she told is about what they look like, their actions, their backgrounds, and how it has affected her. She told me four mini-stories: one about a young girl, one about a young boy, one about a middle-aged man, and one about an elderly man....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Story] 1713 words
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