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The Social Cat: The Lion - The Social Cat Most wild cats are known to be solitary mammals, but there is one exception—the lion. Lions have captured the attention of many because of their exciting sociality. Lions are group hunters; other cats are solitary hunters. Lions live in groups; other cats live alone. In their article “The Short Happy Life of a Serengeti Lion”, Quammen, David, and Michael Nichols explain that these cats are “the only feline that’s truly social” (60). One common movie in today’s society, “The Lion King”, portrays the lion as the “King of the Jungle.” Many humans view lions as vicious, roaring animals that are the top of the food chain....   [tags: lion, mammals, hunters, group, social]
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The Corruption and Redemption of Edmund Pevensie in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe - The youngest Pevensie brother, Edmund, is the mischievous child among his siblings in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He is a representation of the possibility of what can go wrong when a child is not properly taught and does not follow set boundaries. Edmund’s subversion of set standards is the cause of a great deal of the troubles the Pevensies face in Narnia. For example, when he goes to the White Witch’s castle instead of listening to the others when they say Aslan is the true leader....   [tags: Lion Witch and Wardrobe, Character Analysis]
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Michael Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion - "Any critical reading of a text will be strengthened by a knowledge of how a text is valued by readers in differing contexts." Discuss this statement and show how your critical understanding of the text has been strengthened by at least two different readings. Michael Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion is a text that is given new meaning when viewed from differing perspectives. Readers approach the text with their own unique past and experience, which influences their perception and interpretation of the novel....   [tags: Ondaatje Skin Lion Context] 1140 words
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Love and Prowess in The Knight with the Lion - Love and Prowess in The Knight with the Lion        The chivalric ideal demanded many things of a knight. To the military ideals of prowess, loyalty, and honor it added the aristocratic ideal of largesse and, with the rise of the troubadour lyrics and romances, the ideal of courtly love. At times a knight could find these demands in conflict with one another. Such is the case with Chrétien de Troyes's romance The Knight with the Lion. In this story, the hero Yvain finds love while pursuing prowess; but, continuing to pursue prowess, he loses that love....   [tags: Knight with the Lion Essays]
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The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka - The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka The three main characters in ‘The Lion and the Jewel’ are called Sidi, Lakunle and Baroka the Bale. Each character has different thoughts about one another and each views the society in a different way. This essay introduces and describes each character and analyses their role in the play. Sidi ==== Sidi is the first character that the audience meets. She is a very attractive woman, known as the village ‘belle’. Her attractiveness influences her personality, by making her quite vain....   [tags: Lion Jewel Soyinka Essays] 1207 words
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Selfishness in Ywain the Knight of the Lion - Selfishness in Ywain the Knight of the Lion In Chretien de Troyes' Ywain the Knight of the Lion, there appears a substantial amount of writing about noble men and women, and noble deeds. These noble acts consist of knights coming to a maiden's aid, regardless of the circumstances, and pravailing in battles in which they are either hopelessly outnumbered, or seemingly outstrengthed. Chretien's romance about Ywain also stresses a love that takes a man prisoner, a love for which man or woman would surely die for, and in which one loves another more than himself....   [tags: Ywain the Knight of the Lion Essays]
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In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje - “In the Skin of a Lion,” by Michael Ondaatje In the novel, “In the Skin of a Lion,” by Michael Ondaatje, the main character, Patrick Lewis, searches for identity and light. Without these elements, he lacks love and cannot survive the world. A passage in chapter three describes him as a lonely man that is isolated from the world around him. “Clara and Ambrose and Alice and Temelcoff and Cato- this cluster made up a drama without him. And he himself was noting but a prism that refracted their lives....   [tags: Skin Lion Michael Ondaatje Essays] 1025 words
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Revisiting Childhood in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe - Revisiting Childhood in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe   When I was young, it was hard to understand the bigger picture. I knew not what I did; I only acted. Aggressive action came spontaneously, and in rapid response to whatever situation befell me. I frequently fought and argued with my brothers. While we were good around other people, at home, my brothers and I were not pleasant to deal with. At the time, it was impossible for me to foretell the ramifications of my mother. It was not until much later before I realized the gift that my mom had managed to give my brothers and me in her remarkable grace under the pressures....   [tags: Lion Witch and the Wardrobe Essays] 1647 words
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Religious Imagery in C.S. Lewis' The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe and George MacDonald's The Princess and the Goblin - Religious education and children's literature have enjoyed a long parallel history. The earliest children's books were little more than religious devotionals or bible stories rewritten with the express enjoyment of children in mind. As children's literature progressed, however, it began to move away from religious instruction and into works that focused more on story. This doesn't mean that the two became mutually exclusive as to this day many works that are still enormously popular with children are rife with religious allegory without sacrificing story....   [tags: Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, The Princess and ] 935 words
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The Lion in Winter by James Goldman - The Lion in Winter by James Goldman      Lion in Winter is the chess game as portrayed in Becket. There are kings and queens, but the most important ones are the pawns. The pawns are what makes this story grow. Everyone in this story is playing their own chess game for their own reasons. The most dangerous ones are the one that have nothing to lose.      Everyone is hungry for power: Henry, Eleanor, Richard, John, Geoffrey, and Phillip. This thirst for power all started when Henry III, the rightful heir, died....   [tags: Lion Winter James Goldman Chess Essays] 1020 words
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The Childlike and Biblical Connotations in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - The Childlike and Biblical Connotations in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe     Throughout his writing career, CS Lewis has been known for writing many books with a hint of biblical connotations in them. As Kathryn Lindskoog states, "CS Lewis is known for opposing the spirit of modern thought with the unpopular Christian doctrines of sin and evil" (2083). Lewis himself has said, "You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life or death to you" (Freaks 60)....   [tags: Lion Witch and the Wardrobe Essays]
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Yvain The Kinight of the Lion - Yvain the knight of the Lion, like most medieval tales is a coming of age story. The young, careless thrill seeking Yvain is transformed into a adult and a king that assumes responsibility while taking care of others. This transition can be credited on part to the Lion he encounters on his journey. When first introduced to Yvain it is easy to tell that he is a young up and coming knight ready to make a name for himself. While hearing the story of his good friend, Calgrenant, being defeated by another knight he vows to avenge his fallen comrade....   [tags: medieval tales, symbol, royalty] 640 words
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first of several novels in the C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia. These books tell stories of another universe that is called Narnia. Here there are many unearthly things from talking animals and evil witches. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the story of four young siblings who discover this new world by entering a wardrobe. Little did they know, they were destined to become the new royalty of Narnia but only after going through many battles....   [tags: Literature]
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Success of The Lion King: the Musical - Through dance and movement, the storyline were expanded with the assistance of choreographer, Garth Fagan. A well-renowned choreographer for his innovative choreography primarily for Garth Fagan dance, Fagan used his unique style of choreography to the Lion King by combining a variety of Ballet, Jazz, Modern Dance, African Dance and Balinese Dance to suggest representations of nature without making a replica itself and use dance to help tell the story (Exploring the Lion King, 2010). Taymor’s idea of expanding the film by adding in choreographic elements not only will set the overall concept, it would additionally guide the visual aesthetic by allowing dance as the main element that balances...   [tags: Dance and Movement, Choreography] 1163 words
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A Lion in the CEO’s Chair - The workforce place is an aggressive environment. It can be anywhere from five to hundreds of people applying for the same job, however only one gets the position. The jungle is also an aggressive place. There can only be one specie at the top of the food chain. Charles Darwin’s theory, Survival of the Fittest, can be applied to both the jungle and the workforce. While the workforce and the jungle are looked at as two completely, it is not absurd to say that they both share the same hierarchal food chain....   [tags: workplace, hierarchy, partner] 765 words
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The Story of Samson and the Lion Discussion - Over two thousand years have passed and yet, Samson still remains a well-known and idealized character. Long, luxurious hair, strength and stature unmatched, blessed by God from birth and handpicked to be the leader of a blessed nation – it’s no wonder that today, Samson is remembered more for these qualities than the actual acts he is infamous for. In Judges 14, Samson shows blatant disregard for tradition, customs, sacrament, his parents, women, and people, as he kills over 30 people without a second thought, and yet we are to believe that he is the man who will lead Israel out of the hands of the Philistines....   [tags: god, book of judges, israel]
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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - Through the use of Christian symbolism, conflicts, and imagery, C. S. Lewis implements his religious background into his literary works. Within The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis creates a question in the reader's mind on whether or not the story was meant to symbolize a Christian allegory. Throughout the story, Lewis utilizes the use of symbolism through his characters, their actions, and the places they travel. All of the main characters in the novel symbolize something within the Holy Bible....   [tags: Literary Analysis, C.S. Lewis] 1317 words
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In the Skin of a Lion, by Michael Ondaatje - In The Skin of a Lion is a novel depicting the constant hardships which the main characters undergo throughout their lives. It focuses on the relationships among the immigrant groups as they make up the majority of Toronto's population. Moreover, all through the novel the idea of immigration is prevalent. The setting changes - from one place to another, as Patrick moves from the countryside to the city and as Temelcoff moves from Macedonia to Canada. Personal views change as Alice undergoes a transformation from being a nun to an actress and as Caravaggio becomes a thief....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Immigration, Society Acceptance]
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A Review for “The Lion King” - It is amazing how a seemingly educated woman that has won Oscar awards for her documentaries, could possibly be so far off base in her review of the Disney movie “The Lion King”. Margaret Lazarus has taken a movie made for the entertainment of children and turned it into something that is racist, sexist and stereotypes gender roles. She uses many personal arguments to review the movie but offers few solutions. The author is well organized but she lacks alternate points of view and does not use adequate sources....   [tags: Film Review]
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An Analysis of the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - The Chronicles of Narnia are veritably the most popular writings of C.S. Lewis. They are known as children’s fantasy literature, and have found favor in older students and adults alike, even many Christian theologians enjoy these stories from Lewis; for there are many spiritual truths that one can gleam from them, if familiar with the Bible. However, having said this, it is noteworthy to say that Lewis did not scribe these Chronicles for allegorical didactics of the Christian faith, but wrote them in such a well-knit fashion that young readers might understand Christian doctrine through captivating fantasy and thus gain an appreciation for it....   [tags: Chronicles of Narnia, Character Analysis] 1088 words
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Film Analysis: The Lion In Winter - The theatrical film The Lion In Winter stars Peter O’Toole as King Henry II, and Katharine Hepburn as his wife, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Adapted from his stage play of the same title, author James Goldman provides a fictional, but plausible, account of intra-family deceit and political conniving within the large and powerful Angevin Empire, which spanned much of the land that is now Britain, and much of what is now Northeastern France, within the medieval world. Directed and edited by Anthony Harvey, the story, set in the winter of 1183, details the succession crisis faced by the aging King Henry II, as his three surviving sons vie for the crown, and Queen Eleanor plots, both with and aga...   [tags: European History, Power Struggle] 1465 words
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Walt Disney's The Lion King - ... Hamlet was portrayed as mad and Simba exhibits this same behavior, venting his feelings in mournful retaliation against responsibility, most notably when his childhood friend Nala attempts to persuade his to return to the Pride Lands. This delay between our characters adds a more haunting effect between the two works. Gladiator begins with the end of a war, to which Rome is victorious, and the emperor Marcus Aurelius, at the military camp, soon going to to die. Marcus Aurelius decides and tells his commanding general Maximus that he is the son he should have had....   [tags: best animated feature of all time] 1035 words
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Churchill the Lion Who Roared - Churchill: Leader and Statesman Wilson Churchill was a leader that was not afraid to stand in the front, with all the answers in hand and had a trail of willing followers. “He was the lion who roared when the British Empire needed him the most.” Elected into the parliament at merely the age of 25, he began his political career as a statesman in the House of Commons. He later was promoted to serve as First Lord of the Admiralty, Minister of Munitions, Chancellor of Exchequer and finally became the Prime Minister of England....   [tags: followers, halifax]
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The Symbol Of A Lion - The symbol of the lion represents everything in the short story “A Lion on the Freeway”. It was written by Nadine Gordimer in her short story book called The Embrace of a Soldier. Gordimer was an African writer, and her stories have been translated into many languages including English for many people to enjoy. The story “A Lion on the Freeway” is about a lion which has escaped onto the freeway. Gordimer describes the scenery of a town with a zoo in it and how the main character can always hear the animals making noise, especially the lion....   [tags: essays research papers] 509 words
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Disney's The Lion King - ... Simba shows growth when he returns by accepting responsibility for his father’s death and telling the Pride about his mistakes. Simba is called into battle with Scar. In this battle he defeats Scar but spared his life; He makes Scar admit that he was the one that murdered Mufasa. Simba takes his rightful place on pride rock on his road back home. Simba is resurrected he is accepted back into the Pride and he returns with the Elixir and the pride lands are returned to normal. Simba went through the journey from start to finish in what that viewer saw as continual growth and development of courage....   [tags: movie analysis, cinematography]
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The Northern Sea Lion - The Northern Sea Lion, also known as the stellar sea lion, has the binomial nomenclature of Eumetopias jubatus. They received their name because the adult males have blubbery necks with long fur, like a lion. Their name basically means lion of the sea. These animals can be found in coastal waters of the North Pacific Ocean from Japan to central California. In the Western United States, there is estimated to be about 39,000-45,000 Sea Lions, and in the Eastern United States there is estimated to be about 44,000-48,000 Sea Lions....   [tags: eumetopias jubatus]
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In the Skin of a Lion - In the Skin of a Lion Historical Obliviousness in Michael Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion Michael Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion narrates the forgotten stories of those who contributed to the building of the city Toronto, particularly immigrants and marginal individuals. In the very first page of the novel, Ondaatje stresses the concern with personal narratives and the act of storytelling: "This is the story a young girl gathers in a car during the early hours of the morning [...] She listens to the man as he picks up and brings together various corners of the story..." (4)....   [tags: essays papers] 995 words
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In The Skin Of A Lion - Canada has been credited by the United Nations for being the most multicultural nation for over forty five years. People have been migrating from all over the world to “the New World” due to economic struggles, wartime affairs or simply a chance for a new beginning. Various works of literature and media representations have been made to retell, relate and reflect upon the difficult journeys made by these immigrants. The novel, In the Skin of A Lion, by Canadian immigrant and author Michael Ondaatje, has been noted to be, “...the best story of the Macedonian voice in the building of Toronto’s Waterworks.” (Brouhl, 159....   [tags: Michael Ondaatje Immigration Book Review Analysis] 1411 words
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Into the Lion's Mouth - Into the Lion's Mouth It is the last Saturday in September and the Brown University lion dance team is about to perform. Eleven students sit on the floor of Leung Gallery. The nine team members walk to the front of the room, seven Chinese, two Caucasian. Each wears a shirt bearing a black and white lion design on the front and the words "Brown Lion Dance" emblazed across the back. The boys who will make up the two lions - Grant, John, Chris and Michael - wear bright yellow pants with orange and gold tassels encircling each leg, meant to mimic fur....   [tags: China Chinese Culture Papers] 3329 words
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Story OF A Lion - Night of the Lion One dark night Jim, Jake, and their little brother Adam decided to stay home to watch the Haley’s Comet fly over. The news stations had been airing story, after story about the rarity of the comet’s pass over the sky’s and it seemed to them that to not watch it would be completely stupid. Little did they know that this night was not going to be a fun filled night instead the worst night of their lives. Jim and Jake are 18 year-old fraternal twins that were inseparable and loved life....   [tags: essays research papers] 1237 words
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Golden Lion Tamarin - As one of the most endangered species of primate in the world today the Golden Lion Tamarin exists mainly in the areas of South America, more specifically the coasts boarding the country of brazil all the to Uruguay. Originating from the luscious and seemingly never-ending rainforests of Brazil the Golden Lion Tamarins have had to relocate over the years. Due to the interruption of man through out these spacious and lush forests, many species has been left homeless and even pushed to the brink of extinction....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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The Falling Population of the Endangered Asiatic Lion - ... These successful signs allow the breeding to commence correctly and for litter to go ahead. Furthermore, these good or sometimes bad signs (if the mates are not in need of each other) are constantly noted down for reassurance purposes. However, due to the Asiatic Lions having poor mate skills and often deformed or low sperm cells, this makes it hard to breed successfully2. Furthermore, the Asiatic Lion Males are often proving their dominance over the female which also makes it hard to breed3/4....   [tags: hunting, gender, breeding attempts]
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - ... Also, the portraying of the White Witch character through her appearance and manor didn’t meet my expectations. C.S. Lewis, author and creator of The Chronicles of Narnia did a phenomenal job with the majestically theme of the book and moral of the movie, although he didn’t produce it. “No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond,” I think that C.S. Lewis was trying to tell his readers that it’s okay to have an imaginative ingenious mind no matter the age, young or old....   [tags: C.S. Lewis, film adaptation] 688 words
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Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara of the Lion’s Roar - The wood stone carved statue of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara sitting upon a lion has gone through many depictions when passed down from India to China. One possible depiction can be representing the lack of identity for a woman while the opponent power, a male influence, restricts that. The sculpted art was created in the late fourteenth to fifteenth century exemplifying an exterior beauty supported by his high cheekbones and a rounded chin below the blushed red perked lips to shape a feminine beauty of the typical Chinese woman....   [tags: Sculpture, Symbolism, Background] 1145 words
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Lion and the Fox Metaphor in Machiavelli's The Prince - Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli, The archetype man for politics in history. He was born on May 1469 and died June 1527. He is an Italian philosopher, thinker and writer. He was considered by many as one of the origin founders of political science in modern age. He was a diplomatic person, besides being a political philosopher, and musician. In Florentine Republic he used to be a civil servant. Then In 1498, he was elected as Secretary to the second Chancery of the Republic of Florence by the Great council....   [tags: the prince] 517 words
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis - In C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Lewis emphasizes the three points of philosophy, themes, and symbolism throughout his writing. Lewis was a strong Christian man, and wanted to make children see and understand all the stories of the Bible. Therefore, he put Christian elements through his books, but with fantasy characters as well. Especially in this story, Lewis conveys the differences between good and evil. Aslan is represented as Christ just as the White Witch represents the sense of evil....   [tags: Literature]
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Plot Analysis of the Play: The Lion and The Jewel - INTRODUCTION In the play “THE LION AND THE JEWEL” we can see the ignorant atmosphere of the people in the village of “ILUJINLE” in such village we can saw a “CUNNING WOMAN SIDI” who wanted to attract many men but wanted a husband of royal status who would pay a bride-price for her let as see about it and getting a cunning “RESPONSE FOR SIDI’S CUNNING WISH”. Foolish Lakunle The people of Ilujinle village called Lakunle the hero of the play and who was the village school master a fool as he wanted to change the village people “TO COME OUT OF THEIR IGNORANT AND SUPERSTITIOUS WAY OF LIFE”....   [tags: Seduction, Village, Rejection]
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The Lion, the Witch, and the Theology of C.S. Lewis - What child could know while watching The Chronicles of Narnia in theaters they were also getting a bible lesson. These tales unearth the theology of writer C.S. Lewis through the heart-felt emotions of joy and sorrow, terror and triumph in this fantasy world better known as Narnia. This is the work of renowned writer C.S. Lewis. C.S. Lewis is remembered and recognized by more people as a Christian apologist of the early and middle 20th-century because of the way his writing thrives with biblical images which present Christian theological ideas in a friendlier way for younger audiences....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe" - C.S. Lewis was born in Belfast, Ireland, which is now Northern Ireland, on November 29, 1892. In 1916 he was accepted to University College, which is the oldest college at Oxford University. After enrolling he volunteered for active duty in World War I. Following the end of the war he returned to Oxford and graduated with first-class honors in Greek and Latin literature, Philosopy, Ancient History, and English Literature. After graduation, he taught at Oxford for 29 years before he became a professor of Mideval and Rennaissance literature in 1955....   [tags: Literary Review ]
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The Lion King - Disney’s success continued in adapting their hit animated film into a theatrical phenomenon. I finally got to go see the musical version of The Lion King last week, and the first few words that come to my mind are: “amazing,” “stunning,” and “unbelievable!” My expectations were met, as my eyes grew wider with the bright, colorful lights, breath taking costumes, and the superb music of the first scene. I was a little unsure at first, wondering how in the world Disney was going to manage putting a film starring non-human characters, and animated ones at that, onto a three-dimensional stage....   [tags: essays research papers] 729 words
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe In C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the main perspective was the struggle between good and evil. The main characters Edmund, Lucy, Peter and Susan are given choices in which they are to decide on whether they follow the right or the wrong paths in life as well as in Narnia. By choice, the children walked through the wardrobe into Narnia, only to find that they were destined to be there. They are given the quest to save Narnia from the clutches of the White Witch and save the land and its inhabitants from her evil spell....   [tags: Book Reviews] 333 words
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An Overview of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" - The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe was one book out of a collection that reveals The Chronicles of Narnia. It was written by Clive Staples Lewis, better known as Jack Lewis. In this story, Lewis uses his characters to address several key points of interest such as: betrayal, forgiveness, and pride. Lewis uses these key points to reflect on Christian themes. This essay will compare "Deep and Deeper Magic from the Dawn of Time", the significance of the cracking of the Stone Table, and the role playing of prophecies....   [tags: Book Reviews] 944 words
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Comparing Mountain Lion and Badger - Comparing Mountain Lion and Badger These are two poems that were written at the beginning and end of the nineteenth century. The views on animal hunting and animal cruelty are very different today. Animals such as badgers were hunted for sport; it was considered to be entertaining to track a badger using dogs and capture and torture it until death. Animas such as the Mexican mountain lion were hunted in Mexico for a profit, their fur was a highly sought after fashion item and was sold at very high prices....   [tags: English Literature] 1175 words
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Loss in The Secret Lion by Rios - The Secret Lion Reality Bites We all have gone through it: patiently we wait for our name to be announced, lining up one by one. Soon, it will be our turn and realize that we must take the leap and face our destiny. As you consider what this means, you look back at the memories you have created in this sanctuary, but now your time has ended and you will have to move on. Finally, your name is called and you are presented a book of achievement. This book will open new doors for opportunity, however, it also closes your childhood memories of school, friends, and pep rallies....   [tags: essays research papers] 580 words
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Similarities of The Lion King and Hamlet - Similarities of The Lion King and Hamlet In 1994, the critics hail an animated masterpiece, not only for its artwork and music, but also for the plotline: an evil uncle displaces the heir to the throne and sends him into exile. Years later, following both a prophecy and an encounter with the ghost of the old king, the heir is persuaded to return to his home, avenge his father's death, and take his proper place as the ruler of the kingdom. At first glance, Disney's The Lion King has all the classic motifs of the revenge plot....   [tags: Papers] 1958 words
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The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe - The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe By C.S. Lewis My favorite character in this book would have to be Peter. He was a little bit of a tough guy yet timid, but wasn’t afraid to fight for his siblings lives. Peter was the oldest amongst his brother and two sisters and was most likely the brains and brawn of the bunch. In this story, Peter has to fight off a wolf to test his courage or, in Aslan’s words, win his spurs. He returns victorious and is knighted by the lion called Aslan. His brother Edmund, a very mischievous boy and a bother to his sisters Lucy and Susan, looks up to Him though he never admits to it....   [tags: essays research papers] 717 words
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Hamlet and The Lion King - Hamlet and The Lion King Many perceive The Lion King, Disney's most successful movie to date, as Disney's only original movie; the only movie not previously a fairy tale from one country or another. This, however, is not the case. While The Lion King seems not to be beased on a fairy tale, it is in fact strongly based on the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Disney writers cleverly conceal the basic character archetypes and simplified storyline in a children's tale of cute lions in Africa....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework] 813 words
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