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Ideas of Progress in Naipaul's A Bend in the River - Ideas of Progress in Naipaul's A Bend in the River   In his novel A Bend in the River, V. S. Naipaul paints a picture of Salim, an Indian man living in an isolated African town at the beginning of independence. Salim, as an Indian, has something of a unique perspective on the events of the time - in some ways, he lives between two worlds. Having experienced the "civilizing" influence of British colonial rule, he comes from a culture that is more "advanced" than that of Africa but less so than that of the West....   [tags: Naipaul Bend in the River Essays] 714 words
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A Study on Naipaul’s India: A Wounded Civilization - V. S. Naipaul, the mouthpiece of displacement and rootlessness is one of the most significant contemporary English Novelists. Of Indian descent, born in Trinidad, and educated in England, Naipaul has been placed as a rootless nomad in the cultural world, always on a voyage to find his identity. The expatriate sensibility of Naipaul haunts him throughout his fiction and other works, he becomes spokesman of emigrants. He delineates the Indian immigrant’s dilemma, his problems and plights in a fast-changing world....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Labour Classes]
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Who Controlled the Mississippi River During the Civil War - By the end of the Civil War’s second year, after many grueling battles already taking place along the countryside, Union forces had gained control over the majority of the Mississippi River. Apart from one vital stretch between Port Hudson and Vicksburg, where few northern boats dared to test the confederate controlled boundaries, the Union utilized America’s major trade route to transport supplies and products. From the onset of the Civil War, both Presidents understood that who controlled the Mississippi River controlled the lifeblood of America....   [tags: civil war, vicksburg, mississipi river] 969 words
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Water Pollution in River Yamuna - INTRODUCTION The 14th of December 2013(Saturday) was the day when this fieldtrip was organised .it was a pleasant day, our whole class of grade 10 evm students (25 students) got ready and we head out for wazirabad Delhi. We had decided to go to three places and collect water samples so that we could conduct different tests on samples such as: 1. Ph. value test 2. BOD level 3. Coliform level To see how polluted river Yamuna gets ,as it passes different destinations in the nation capital region, but ended up going to only two places as we were running short of time.one of two place where we visited had water going downstream and at the other place water was pretty still....   [tags: Yamuna River]
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Loss and Healing in The River Warren - Loss and Healing in The River Warren      Each of us, in time, will experience a heart-stopping reality - the death or loss of someone or something we love. Maybe it will be of a family member or just a pet we dearly cherished, but the feelings we have are all too real and all too painful. This loss is probably by far the greatest and most severe emotional trauma we can encounter, and the sense of loss and grief that follows is a healthy, natural, and important part of healing ("Death")....   [tags: River]
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The Importance of Fear in The River Warren - The Importance of Fear in The River Warren        In Kent Meyers' The River Warren, the reader can detect many examples of symbolism. The basic theme throughout the novel focuses on the river. The River Warren, in its past and present state, means different things to each character in the novel. Many important scenes take place on the river and its banks emphasizing its importance. As the river winds through the land around Cloten in the story, its symbol winds through the lives of the characters and the lives of readers....   [tags: River Warren Essays]
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The Colorado River - The Colorado River is the seventh longest river. In the 1920’s Western states began dividing up the water in the Colorado River by building dams and divert river flow to San Diego, Phoenix, and other large cities in order to supply water to these cities. In the past the river has been known for being a major source of water and electricity. The Colorado River passes through Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, California, Baja California, and Sonora. During the past decade a drought has been sweeping the Southwest resulting in a lowered river level....   [tags: history, grand river, aqueduct] 1296 words
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Pollution of the Yamuna River - CONTENTS Aim- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 3 Introduction- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Page 3 Background information- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 4 Religious Beliefs- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 5 Yamuna at Nazafgarh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 7 Yamuna at Wazirabad - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Page 7 Analysis and Data Presentation- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 8 Primary data- - -...   [tags: Yamuna River Research paper]
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The Huang He River - ... The Riverine Landscape was formed by water flow erosion from its source; the Kunlun mountains. This erosion has created valleys where the water currently flows downstream to the Bohai Sea. The water's colour is yellow because of the masses of the fertile Loess sediments deposited there, but often seen other colours due to pollution. This fertile soil has meant the land and banks is traditionally excellent for crop farming for the locals, but in modern times, excessive pollution has devastated this ability to farm freely....   [tags: yellow river, erosion, pollution] 545 words
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The Character of Elizabeth Gruber in The River Warren - The Character of Elizabeth Gruber in The River Warren After reading The River Warren by Kent Myers, I felt a kinship with Elizabeth Gruber. Her loss had been an enormous one. Her return to reality and the world around her took great inner strength. The numbness and the void she was experiencing is very real and can be all consuming if not put in check, not just for women but all humans. We as humans are all different and the grief process is different for all of us. Elizabeth, upon being aroused from her pit of grief, realizes that her strength and connection with her husband, Leo, is the only thing that is going to bring him back form his deep, dark, prison of regret, g...   [tags: River Warren Essays] 1682 words
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Colorado River and Canyons - ... It are these rocks the Vishnu Basement (http://www2.nature.nps.gov/geology/parks/grca/age/index.cfm#basement). Any eager explorer in the east part of the Grand Canyon will discover colorful red, gray, and orange Sedimentary rock layers that make up the Grand Canyon Supergroup. Nature began crafting this masterful art piece between 1.2 billion and 740 million years ago. Shallow seas covered up the Precambrain crystalline basement that took 400 million years of erosion to uncover. The shallow river environments that came about deposited the sediment that would in time become the layers of sedimentary rock (http://www.nps.gov/grca/naturescience/upload/3-Grand-Canyon-Geology6-2009.pdf)....   [tags: literary analysis, geography, river] 1815 words
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Reform to The Trinity River - Since the beginning of time, water has played a key role in societies all over the world. The earliest recorded civilizations have all been found along large river valleys, such as, the Indus River in India and the Yellow River in China. Water is an essential part of life; it does not just sustain the life of all human beings around the globe, but also sustains the life of every living thing known to this Earth. All of the major cities that we know today are surrounded by large river systems that supply its people with the means to survive in that region....   [tags: river valleys, water, pollution, Texas] 1088 words
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Acculturation in the Novels of V.S. Naipaul - Emigration from South Asia has been a dominant behavioural pattern on the subcontinent for centuries. Emigration has its origins in the Indus valley civilization whose merchants frequented other lands. Prominent movements began after the death of Buddha (563-483 B.C.), when his disciples travelled to Eastern and Central Asia to propagate his teachings. The nineteenth century brought a radical change to the character of India’s diaspora: small scale emigration became a mass movement to provide cheap labour for Britain’s colonies....   [tags: Assimilation of Immigrants]
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The Mystic Masseur by V.S. Naipaul - Identity into today’s social networking world is very important. Who you are, and who your friends are has become ever more important in today’s super connected world. The twentieth century based film “The Mystic Masseur” by Ismail Merchant which is based on the novel The Mystic Masseur by V.S. Naipaul is a coming of age story that deals with the search for identity. The protagonist, Ganesh in Mystic Masseur is searching for who he is and faces unique obstacles in becoming himself. The Mystic Masseur by V.S....   [tags: The Mystic Masseur Essays]
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Historical Descriptions of the Lower Peace River District - The context gives the historical descriptions of the lower Peace River district. It contains the climates records including the rainfall capacity during the past 96 years since 1908 to 2004, and different data in order to give the evidence of whether the local climate is moist. Moreover, the context talks about the local vegetation changes in the Fox Lake Area within the lower Peace River district. It also shows some measurements of the lake surface area. Several physiognomically vegetation maps are presented in the context to clearly show the difference between the years....   [tags: peace river, vegetation, agriculture] 759 words
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Little River Wetland Project (Great Marsh) - An intricate balance has existed between man and the environment since the evolution of the Homo-sapiens’ species. At times throughout history, human ingenuity and will-power seemed to best nature, such as the transportation of water for miles across land in Roman aqueducts, the circumscribing of the globe by Amerigo Vespucci, or the first flight by the Wright brothers in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina; but although these feats were great, until the last few hundred years, the beast that is nature remained unconquered and undisturbed....   [tags: environment, preservation, Wabash River]
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Human Elements in Gita Mehta’s A River Sutra - The legacy of Indian culture and heritage is so great that it inspires us to consider everything in nature as holy and powerful. Man is at nature’s mercy, if he goes against its will, the cruel punishment he receivers might range from depriving him of his legitimate livelihood to death. Hindus believe that, the entire creation, including the life of the humans is made up of five elements; (1)‘Prithvi’ (the earth ),’Aapaha’(water),’Tejaha’(Fire or effulgence),and ‘Vaayahu’(air),’Aakaasha’(the aetherial sky, the infinite space above).After death, the human body dissolves into these five elements of nature and thereby balances the nature’s cycle of ‘Srishti’ (creation) followed by ‘...   [tags: A River Sutra Essays]
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My Trip to Big Bend National Park - ... I gazed upon an expanse of earth so untouched by human hands. Before me, the earth and sky unfolded, stretching for miles with little interruption. The closer we journeyed to the park, the more I began to feel isolated from the rest of the developed world. Overcome with feelings of excitement and curiosity, I felt like an explorer setting foot on an undiscovered land, or an astronaut setting foot on the moon for the first time. On our first day in the park, my family and I set out to hike The Grapevine Hills Trail, attempting to reach a site called Balanced Rock....   [tags: personal experience] 839 words
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The Character of Soka in Children of the River - In stories of any genre, characters may change dramatically. This holds true for many characters in Children of the River, a story that tells the true nature of change. The most prominent change is evident in the character of Soka. Her character begins as very stubborn and strict and changes to that of a caring person. This essay will explore the true nature of Soka’s behavior. At the beginning of Children of the River, the story unfolds in Cambodia. Soka has given birth to a baby (who dies later on)....   [tags: Children of the River] 511 words
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The Charles River: The Waters Fine - According to the local bean town folks some of the many don’ts of Boston living is “Don’t ever wear a Harvard sweatshirt” or “Ask for directions to Cheers.” One of these Boston themed gags such as “Don't swim in the Charles, no matter WHAT Bill Weld tells you” is proving that the locals might be giving out uninformed advice this time around. The Charles River, always known as “having a healthy reputation for its extreme filth,” has a new lease on life ever since former governor Bill Weld took the dive heard round the world fully clothed around the same time the EPA announced a “Clean Charles” ready for swimmers by Earth Day 2005....   [tags: Charles River Essays] 2803 words
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Exploring the St. Johns River and Its Importance - What is an estuary. An Estuary and their neighboring wetlands are large bodies of water where the river meets the sea. Estuaries are home to many plants and animals that have adapted to its brackish water (a mixture of fresh water and seawater).I grew up with the longest river in Florida, in my back yard, The St. Johns River. This river is unlike many others, one of the few rivers that flow northward. The river is 500 km long, starting from Indian River County, through most of northeast Florida, to finally flowing into the Atlantic Ocean....   [tags: estuaries, brackish water, st johns river]
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The Third Bank of the River - The Third Bank of the River Beginning shortly before the turn of the last century, there was a noticeable trend towards the ambiguous in modern Brazilian literature. Writers such as Machado de Assis and Jorge Amado have both explored the use of the unstated and the forced compromise between extremes that have grown to be so crucial to the modernist movement. No Brazilian author, however, has mastered the compromise quite like João Guimarães Rosa, a man who was once described as not only leading, but preceding the reader "to a place where there is discord and cacophony under which there is a strange harmony…the third bank of the river…the land every soul craves for." In his collection of sh...   [tags: Third Bank River Essays] 4318 words
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The Third Bank of the River - The Third Bank of the River       Confusion, embarrassment, and guilt can all be found throughout João Guimarães Rosa's short story "The Third Bank of the River." Rosa forces the reader to analyze his words and delve deeply into the hidden meanings behind them. Upon first glance, a story unfolds of a father who seemingly abandons his family and chooses to live out the remainder of his life rowing a small boat back and forth along a river. There are circumstances leading up to this behavior, which new insight to the author's psychological meaning....   [tags: Third Bank of the River]
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Tim O'brien's On the Rainy River - Tim O'brien's "On the Rainy River" Tim O'brien's "On the Rainy River" is a true story told by a 41 year old of his life at the age of 21. The fact that O'brien is writing this 20 years later adds a new aspect to the story. He describes himself as a young man with the world in his back pocket. O'brien has just graduated from Macalester College and has a free ride to Harvard. Unfortunately, his storybook world collapses when he receives a draft notice for the Vietnam war, a war that he has "taken a modest stand against"(44) in 1968....   [tags: Tim O'brien On the Rainy River] 674 words
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Struggle in The River Between - Struggle in The River Between   In the book "The River Between" we find traditional values of the tribe challenged by tribal members who had converted to Christianity. The novel focuses on the struggle between two conflicting interests: First there was the interest to convert Africans to Christianity, and the second was the tribe trying to keep their traditional values in the midst of Christianity. The most contrasting characters in the story were Waiyaki and Joshua. Waiyaki was a strong influence on the people of the land, and his father, Chege, was a man who had powerful visions of his son's future: "Salvation shall come from the hills ......   [tags: River Between Essays] 912 words
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On The Rainy River by Tim O'Brien - The relationship you have with others often has a direct effect on the basis of your very own personal identity. In the essay "On The Rainy River," the author Tim O'Brien tells about his experiences and how his relationship with a single person had effected his life so dramatically. It is hard for anyone to rely fully on their own personal experiences when there are so many other people out there with different experiences of their own. Sometimes it take the experiences and knowledge of others to help you learn and build from them to help form your own personal identity....   [tags: O'Brien Rainy River Essay Analysis] 1068 words
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Good and Evil Actions in Peace Like a River by Leif Enger - Good and Evil Actions in Peace Like a River by Leif Enger The battle of good versus evil is present in all aspects of life. Actions taken by people can determine how others view them. Some choose to do what is right and good, while others choose what is wrong and evil. Many characters are forced to choose between the two, and some do not foresee the consequences of their actions. In the book Peace Like a River by Leif Enger, actions committed by the Davy, Jeremiah, and Jeremiah’s friends, both good and evil, always have consequences....   [tags: Peace Like a River, Leif Enger] 753 words
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Bridge On The River Kwai by Pierre Boulle - Bridge On The River Kwai by Pierre Boulle The title of my book was Bridge on the river Kwai. The Bridge on the River Kwai is an epic tale of the struggle of British POWs in a Japane se prison camp during WW II. Lt. Colonel marches his men into Prisoner of War Camp 16, commanded by Colonel Saito As the troops enter the camp, they are observed by long time captive Shears, an American sailor, who has bribed a guard to be put on the sick list. Saito announces that their job will be to build a bridge over the River Kwai so that the railroad connection can be completed....   [tags: Bridge River Kwai Essays] 915 words
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A Bend in the Road - A Bend in the Road In Nicholas Sparks’s novel A Bend in the Road, the main character, Miles Ryan, allows himself to be tormented by the killing of his wife, Missy. By assuming that it was cold blooded murder, Miles spent two years on the case, trying to find the possible “killer” of the hit and run, only to find that it was indeed an accident and nobody was at fault. After finding that the death of his wife was indeed an accident, Miles realized that by living in the past for the last two years of his life he was not able to be the person that he really was....   [tags: essays research papers] 643 words
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The Search for Self in Tirra Lirra by the River - The Search for Self in Tirra Lirra by the River   It has been suggested that Tirra Lirra by the River can be regarded as a novel which aims eventually at a better understanding"2. In my opinion understanding is achieved at two levels in the novel. The first type of understanding is personal and introspective, and is discovered by the central character. The other is societal, achieved through allegory and symbolism, and aimed at the reader. Jessica Anderson aims to develop this dual understanding through the exploration of two main themes: the quest for self-knowledge, and the consequences of gendered societal repression....   [tags: Tirra Lirra by the River Essays]
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Stones from the River - Stones from the River 1. Synopsis of “Stones from the River” Trudi Montag was growing up during the World Wars in Burgdorf, Germany. She lived with her father, Leo, and helped him run their pay library. When she was young her mother, Gertrude, went insane, and died at the asylum. Trudi could remember how her mother used to run away, and after her father carried her home, he would lock her up in the attic, to try to prevent her from escaping again. She always did escape, and Trudi usually found her outside, hiding under the stairs....   [tags: Stones from the River Germany Essays] 3027 words
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Overview: A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipaul - V. S. Naipaul’s A House for Mr. Biswas is a story of Indian Hindu migrants whose grand-parents have been migrated in Trinidad and Tobago as indentured labourers on the sugarcane estates and started living there permanently. Two families have been described particularly in the novel in the main plot. One is Mohun Biswas’s family and other one is Tulsi family in Arwacas. Hindu rituals, rites and customs have been criticized in the novel at many places. Mr. Biswas tragic Hindu life starts when he was a mere child....   [tags: hinduism, Trinidad and Tobago]
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The Gila River - The mostly dry Gila River today hardly resembles the unruly, historic stream that came roaring out of the Black Mountain Range in western New Mexico, crossing the Great Divide and then Arizona before ending its 650-mile journey by joining the Colorado River at Yuma. In those days, before construction of eastern Arizona’s Coolidge Dam and an irrigation-canal system commandeered the Gila’s water, boats navigated the river, which varied in width from 150 to 1,200 feet with depths ranging from 2 to 40 feet....   [tags: Geography]
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Gus in James Duncan's The River Why - Gus in James Duncan's The River Why James Duncan’s book entitled, The River Why, focuses around the main character, Gus, and how he changes throughout the book. In this book Gus is discovering what life really is and that the whole world does not revolve around fishing. After moving out of his erratic house he spends all of his time fishing at his remote cabin, but this leaves him unhappy and a little insane. He embarks on a search for him self and for his own beliefs. Duncan changes Gus throughout the book, making Gus realize that there are more important things to life than fishing, and these things can lead to a happy fulfilled life, which in turn will help Gus enjoy life and fishing mo...   [tags: James Duncan River Why Essays] 2336 words
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The River Warren and the Importance of Rivers In Our Lives - The River Warren and the Importance of Rivers In Our Lives It was tradition. Every Sunday after church my dad, brother, and I would drive through the fields checking crops and whatever else made their homes in my father's fields. Then we'd drive down to the river to check how high or low it was, or to see how much worse the river was cutting into the land. The river flowed right at the end of the road, so my dad would always pretend he was going to drive straight into it. We live about one in a half miles from the Missouri River....   [tags: River Warren Essays] 1466 words
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A Formalist Approach to Eavan Boland’s The River - A Formalist Approach to Eavan Boland’s The River Over the years many different ways of analyzing poetry have been developed. One such approach is the “New Critical,” or the “Formalist,” which is based on the writings of Coleridge. The formalist approach is useful because it takes the poem’s form, which may be overlooked, and analyzes it to see what its effect is on the meaning of the poem. There are other aspects taken into consideration, like who the speaker is and how the author incorporates “ironic awareness” into the poem....   [tags: Boland River Essays]
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The Quest for Glory in the Film, The Bridge Over The River Kwai - The Quest for Glory in the Firlm The Bridge Over The River Kwai “Who pants for glory finds but short repose: a breath revives him, or a breath overthrows”… Alexander Pope The position of glory is a precarious one at best says Alexander Pope. One who desperately seeks glory will find it only in passing, and in his quest for it can, in fact be consumed and consequently destroyed by it. In the film The Bridge Over the River Kwai, Colonel Nicholson is the character that best represents the quest for glory and the fleeting victory that it brings....   [tags: The Bridge Over The River Kwai] 310 words
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The Character of Pop Bottle Pete in The River Warren - The Character of Pop Bottle Pete in The River Warren      In the novel, The River Warren, Pop Bottle Pete is a character whom not all readers have an easy time understanding or relating to. The most obvious reason for this is that he is a grown man with a mental disability. The reader understands this through the words that he uses, the way he uses them, and also through his relationships, which are affected by his disability. Having a clearer knowledge of this disability, by looking at his language and social skills, the reader will gain a better understanding of these relationships....   [tags: River Warren Essays]
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Leif Enger’s Peace Like a River - Leif Enger’s Peace Like a River Life can be viewed as a battle field, a constant fight between good and evil. In Leif Enger’s Peace Like a River, this scenario was well depicted. In the novel, there was a constant fight taking place between the good and evil characters, and though based around family, love, and brotherhood, the novel mainly focused on the conflict between these characters. This student felt that it was fair to classify the Lands along with Roxanna Cowley, The Shultzs and Dr. Nokes as the good characters....   [tags: Enger Peace River Essays] 1393 words
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Norman Maclean's A River Runs Through It - Norman Maclean's A River Runs Through It Throughout A River Runs Through It, Norman Maclean emphasizes the relationship between nature, art, and faith. The concise, simple sentence with which he chooses to open his story captures the essence of all one hundred pages: in his family, 'there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing' (1). Reverend Maclean believes that both fly fishing and spiritual belief are 'exact arts,' if such a term can exist without paradox. The Reverend holds the firm conviction that 'all good things ' trout as well as eternal salvation ' come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy' (4)....   [tags: Norman maclean River Runs Through Essays]
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Business Analysis of FMC Corporation's Green River Facility - Business Analysis of FMC Corporation's Green River Facility FMC Corporation’s Green River facility is a large organization with many different product lines that cater to many different customers. The industry it serves is the chemical industry. With over 1,000 employees, they service over 100 customers with several different product lines. The Aberdeen facility on the other hand, has only 100 employees who service to only one customer with a single product. The Aberdeen facility, although small in numbers, has proven to be successful in growth and organizational effectiveness to the point that the Green River facility is interested in its organizational behaviors to incorporate them into...   [tags: Business Management Green River Essays]
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Norman Maclean’s A River Runs Through It - A Hobby or a Way of Life Religion and tradition are two ways that families come together. However in Norman Maclean’s novella, A River Runs Through It, the Maclean family’s devotion to their Presbyterian religion and their tradition of fly-fishing is what undeniably brought the family together. Under the father’s strict Presbyterian values, his sons, Norman and Paul used fly-fishing as the link that brought them closer together and helped them bond with their father on a different level. The family’s hobby of fly-fishing was started just for fun....   [tags: Maclean River Through Literature Analysis] 1318 words
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Norman Mclean’s A River Runs Through It - Norman Mclean’s A River Runs Through It explores many feelings and experiences of one “turn of the century” family in Missoula, Montana. In both the movie, directed by Robert Redford, and the original work of fiction we follow the Mcleans through their joys and sorrows. However, the names of the characters and places are not purely coincidental. These are the same people and places known by Norman Mclean as he was growing up. In a sense, A River Runs Through It is Mclean’s autobiography. Although these autobiographical influences are quite evident throughout the course of the story they have deeper roots in the later life of the author as he copes with his life’s hardships....   [tags: Norman Mclean A River Runs Through It] 1436 words
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James Still's River of Earth: A Neglected American Masterpiece - James Still's River of Earth: A Neglected American Masterpiece   James Still's River of Earth is a novel about life in Appalachia just before the Depression. Furthermore it is a novel about the struggles of the mountain people since the settlement of their region. However great it may be at depicting Appalachia's mountain people and culture, though, Still's novel has remained mostly invisible compared to other novels of the period which depict poor white southern life, such as John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath and Erskine Caldwell's God's Little Acre (Olson 87)....   [tags: James Still River of Earth Essays]
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Ernest Hemingway's Big Two-Hearted River - The world of Ernest Hemingway’s “Big Two-Hearted River” exists through the mostly unemotional eyes of the character Nick. Stemming from his reactions and the suppression of some of his feelings, the reader gets a sense of how Nick is living in a temporary escape from society and his troubles in life. Despite the disaster that befell the town of Seney, this tale remains one of an optimistic ideal because of the various themes of survival and the continuation of life. Although Seney itself is a wasteland, the pine plain and the campsite could easily be seen as an Eden, lush with life and ripe with the survival of nature....   [tags: Big Two Hearted River Essays] 1508 words
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The Need for Mental Control: Nick's Search for Peace in Hemingway's "Big Two-Hearted River" - In his short story, “Big Two-Hearted River”, Ernest Hemingway focuses on the mental and emotional state of Nick, the protagonist, who “le[aves] everything behind” during a wilderness fishing trip. Traumatic thoughts and memories haunt Nick, but the cause of his inner turmoil is not disclosed in the story. Other short stories by Hemingway, however, reveal that Nick Adams is a wounded veteran who served in the First World War. To distract himself from these painful memories, Nick concentrates on the physical details of his journey such as making camp and preparing food....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Big Two Hearted River]
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