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The Storms of Villette - The Storms of Villette      In Charlotte Brontë's novel, Villette, Brontë strategically uses the brutality and magnitude of  thunder storms to propel her narrator, Lucy Snowe, into unchartered social territories of friendship and love. In her most devious act, the fate of Lucy and M. Paul is clouded at the end of the novel by an ominous and malicious storm. By examining Brontë's manipulation of two earlier storms which echo the scope and foreboding of this last storm -- the storm Lucy encounters during her sickness after visiting confession and the storm which detains her at Madame Walravens' abode -- the reader is provided with a way in which to understand the vague and despairing ending...   [tags: Storms of Villette Essays]
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Use of Storm Imagery in Villette and Frankenstein -     The Romantic and Victorian periods saw a flowering of imagery: for the Romantics, because it often proved the best way to express their vague philosophical yearnings and ideas; for the Victorians, because societal taboos all too often prevented discussion of topics unless they were "coded" in acceptable images. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Charlotte Brontké's Villette, despite springing from these two different periods of literature, share a type of symbol. In each "bildingsroman," storms provide a dominant textual metaphor for violent and confusing turning points in the main character's development....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Villette, by Charlotte Bronte - The passage appears at the end of Volume 1 of Villette, just after Lucy Snowe's paralyzing episode in which she questions her future, those who loved her and even her life. It is this moment of doubt that propels Snowe forward into a dizzying torment of anguish and despair as she wrestles with herself and the outside world. Her language and diction used in these ending thoughts of the first volume underscore both essences of internal and external turmoil as she becomes entangled in the force of the storm: If the storm had lulled at little at sunset, it made up now for lost time....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Conceit] 1826 words
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Storms - In the northern tundra of the lower Arctic, a bone-chilling wind develops and heads southward to cross the border. Although tempered by the trip, the north wind remains cold and dry, like a bubble growing wider, larger, swallowing whole states with the advance. In the south, humid air from the Gulf rambles northward, staying low and bringing fair but sweltering weather. Both, whether by creation or chance, meet in the middle of the great expanse of the Plains. II Distant thunderheads moved on the horizon, traveling along the fine edge where the sky melded to the land....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 709 words
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Preparing NYC for Major Storms - ... A quote from the article is “Now homeowners who live in risk-prone areas are faced with an expensive predicament: they can either pay much higher insurance rates if they leave things the way they are or they can reconfigure their houses to prepare for the next disaster.” on October 29 the day that the hurricane hit New York, at least 159 were left dead and caused $65 billion in damages. Also a report from the President’s Hurricane Sandy rebuilding Task Force, identifies 11 climate-related disasters costing an estimated $110 billion in damages in the last year alone....   [tags: natural disaster contigency plans] 606 words
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The Storms of Life - The Storms of Life There once was a man who dreamed he was at the end of his life. He saw his life as if it were a walk along a beach with Jesus. As he looked back over his life he saw two sets of footprints in the sand along most of the way -- one set belonging to him, the other to Jesus. He noticed, though, that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints in the sand. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life. This really bothered the man, and he questioned the Lord about it....   [tags: Papers] 1529 words
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Psychological Effects of Ice Storms and Floods - Psychological Effects of Ice Storms and Floods All disasters have numerous psychological effects on both survivors and disaster workers. This is because of the trauma and shock associated with disasters. However, though there are some disasters that cause similar side effects, some people react differently to different disasters. Ice storms and floods lasting for days are both serious disasters which can lead to extreme damage and cause serious psychological effects on survivors and disaster workers....   [tags: trauma and shock after natural disasters] 605 words
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Storms - If you know where and when to look, you can treat yourself to a colourful display of atmospheric haloes, spots and pillars. These images can tell you something about the clouds overhead and possible changes in the weather. All of these images are created by light shining through cirrostratus clouds. These clouds occur at an altitude of 6,000-12,000 metres. They appear as a thin sheet or layer (strata) that is pure white. The layer of cloud is so thin (only 100-450 metres) that is doesn't obscure the sun or moon, so you should be able to see your shadow....   [tags: essays research papers] 519 words
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Weathering the Storms of True Love - Sitting on a porch swing with one's true love hugging and kissing as the moon smiles down upon them, seems like the perfect situation for true love. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Shakespeare presents the truth about true love in his comical tragedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. Lysander clearly stated loves situation when he told Hermia "the course of true love never did run smooth" (Griffiths 94). "In some ways Lysander's declaration becomes the play's structural and thematic point" by which Shakespeare uses to explore the storms of love (Bloom 12)....   [tags: World Literature] 1152 words
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The Two Storms in Kate Chopin’s story “The Storm" - In Kate Chopin’s story “The Storm” it talks about love and lust. It speaks of two kind of storm that occurs. These two storms I find to be the central part of the story, and is being represented as a symbol within the story. The first storm is the most obvious one that Bibi and Bobinot are faced with. The second storm isn’t that visible for it involves Calixta and Alcee. Just as like most storms they come and pass. As the story begins we find Bibi and Bobinot on their way home. They were at Friedheimer’s store; they notice the dark clouds flowing with evil intentions to the west....   [tags: Kate Chopin, Storm, ] 610 words
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Vampire Genre Storms Popular Culture (Again) - Vampire Genre Storms Popular Culture (Again) The vampire genre is today’s most popular form of pop culture. Vampire movies and literature have risen to fame in American popular culture today, but vampire genre popularity dates back further than many people realize. Sprouting from humble origins of fireside lore, vampire fiction has been a mainstay in the literary realm. It is in literature today that we see this ever-popular fragment of popular culture truly blossom in Stephenie Meyer’s hit-novel series, Twilight....   [tags: twilight series, movies, films] 973 words
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Solar Storms - Solar Storms Storms in space could have a devastating effect on our society. Solar storms are a result of solar flares and are electromagnetic in nature. They are capable of causing power outages and halting all types of communication, including; electronic pagers; radio and television broadcasts; credit card transactions; military communications; etc. Solar flares are cyclical, usually over a period of eleven years. There are three basic stages to a solar flare. The first stage is the precursor stage, where the release of magnetic energy is triggered....   [tags: Papers] 630 words
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Passionate Storms - Passionate Storms Kate Chopin’s “The Storm”, is a story filled with metaphorical references between a thunderstorm of rain and a thunderstorm of passion. Calixta, Bobinot, and Bibi led, what one would assume to be, a rather normal life. While Bobinot and Bibi are in town shopping they notice a storm approaching, and “Bobinot, who was accustomed to converse on terms of perfect equality with his little son, called the child’s attention to certain sombre clouds that were rolling with sinister intention from the west, accompanied by a sullen, threatening roar.” However, a moment a Mother Nature’s fury unleashed a wealth of passion between Calixta and her former beau Alcee Laballiere...   [tags: essays research papers] 473 words
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Lake-Effect Snow Storms - Early this February the states surrounding the great lakes in the northeast were pounded by lake-effect snow storms. Some areas saw more than four feet of snow. These states are accustomed to lake-effect snow storms, but it has been some time since they last saw one of this magnitude. Some areas saw up to 140 inches in less than twelve days. The storm was accountable for 35 deaths. (msn.com 2007) States on the lee, or down wind, sides of the great lakes receive lake-effect snow every year. For some cities this can push the average snowfall up to 400 inches....   [tags: Great Lakes]
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Extra-tropical Storms, Extreme Weather Should We Worry or Not? - In recent news, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has released the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of Working Group I. The AR5 increased the certainty of human caused climate change from 90% to 95%. The AR5 was published in September of 2013 and is set for finalization in 2014. It is expected to present a clearer view on the current climate conditions. It consists of three Working Groups (WGs) and a Synthesis Report (SYR). In section 6 of chapter 2, the IPCC-AR5 discusses the current storm trends of extra-tropical storms and extreme climate events overall....   [tags: Climate Change, Government]
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The Causes and Negative Effects of Global Warming - ... In Northern Europe, Eastern America, and parts of Asia have increased precipitation amounts. Droughts have become longer and more severe. Many areas are seeing bigger and more intense snow storms. Hurricanes nowadays have higher wind speeds than before, and finally, hurricanes stay stronger longer because of warming at the bottom of the ocean. Global warming is caused by many things. The main reason is because of too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. There are a lot of human activities that add on to global warming....   [tags: greenhouse, storms, glaciers] 739 words
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How to Track a Hurricane - How to track a hurricane Hurricanes, also known as cyclones or typhoons, are huge, devastating tropical storms that can be up to 600 miles wide. They have strong, forceful winds that spiral inward and upward circling around the “eye” of the storm. Inside the eye, there are clear skies and light winds, however, surrounding the eye wall there are bands of wind and rain that spread out for over hundreds or thousands of miles. Hurricanes begin as tropical disturbances over warm ocean water (27°c or 80°F) and gathers heat and energy as it moves across the ocean....   [tags: huge, devastating tropical storms]
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The Dust Bowl - Rays of golden sunlight were piercing the blue sky. Today was a hot day. There had been no rain in the last month. A young child was playing in the field while his father was harvesting the crops. The boy was playing among the newly harvested golden vegetables. There were a lot more vegetables than he remembered from years past. The boy knew they were going to sell most of this harvest. Where are the other plants that he remembered. Why was corn the only thing growing. Why is it in straight lines instead of winding around the property like it normally did....   [tags: dust storms, harvesting crops, farmers, storms]
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The Drought: Surviving the Dust Bowl - ... They did not quite feel the effects until they tried to sell their wheat. Wheat that had been in high demand and selling a high price was now only getting pennies on the bushel. As a result, there was so much wheat they could not sell it. They were at risk of losing everything they had worked so hard for. Hard Times Surviving: Living with dust became more than a mere inconvenience; it was a lifestyle. Dust always found its way into their homes. Many housewives would do everything possible to keep their homes clean, but it was a daily uphill battle....   [tags: Dirty Thirties, severe wind storms]
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Yolanda: Deadliest Natural Disaster - ... In this very horrifying and overwhelming event, several people came to realization of greater blessings, which cause each and every one of us feel miserable to help one another and to put an end to this apocalyptic Global Warming. Blessings it is. Name it, benediction, invocation, and so many more to mention. Never in our lives had we realized that we’ve been so consecrated by bunch of greater things. By seeing the pitiful aftermath of the breathtaking tragic event that occurred Philippines, many came to a realization that we shouldn’t just be thankful for it, but instead share it into halves to all of our brothers and sisters in God....   [tags: cataclysimic storms] 530 words
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Comparing the Quest for Self in Jane Eyre and Villete - Quest for Self in Jane Eyre and Villete      "Why is Villette so disagreeable. Because the writer's mind contains nothing but hunger, rebellion and rage." Matthew Arnold, 1853.   Matthew Arnold was certainly forthcoming about the defects of both Charlotte Bronte's  mind and of her novel. Indeed he was not alone in his reaction to her; Anne  Mozley in The Christian Remembrancer ;in April 1853 wrote in reaction to  Bronte's other great work of "rebellion", Jane Eyre, that she had to make  "a protest against the outrages on decorum, the moral perversity, the  toleration, nay, indifference to vice which deform her picture of a  desolate woman" (my italics)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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American History: The Stormy Weather and Over and Well: 1930-1941 - Stormy Weather & Over and Well: 1930-1941 The thirties were a time of the Great Depression. Everyone was poor. People who had had riches in abundance not one year earlier were living on the streets. It would take years for America to recover, and the road to get there was not very smooth. The economy during the thirties was very bad in America. At the end of the last century, in 1929, the stock exchange crashed. It is referred to as the Wall Street crash and the collapse of the NY stock exchange, but most importantly it started the Great Depression....   [tags: great depression, world war II] 1058 words
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'Twas a Dark and Stormy Night: The Gothic Style of the Arts - ... Scenes began with storms, shows of power, of nature, immediately filling the reader with a cold dread and a level of fright - the characteristic strike of the lightning behind a looming castle upon a hill, cliche now to use - but then. - oh what a staple to the Gothic art. Moods taken from such novels, however, can manifest themselves in more subtle, tuned ways, that need nothing so bold as the dredges of rain pouring. Seen common in film, the simple shot of the long, vacant corridor flickering with little light, asking the mind to question the shadows....   [tags: literary genres] 779 words
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