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Analyzing the Characters of Waterland - Analyzing the Characters of Waterland   In "Waterland" Swift weaves a magical yet haunting tale of ordinary characters who live through they’re own struggles and problems unadorned by the complexity of world history yet forever revolving around the isolated and mysterious Fenns. His characters are a formidable mix of the stereotyped and the unordinary as he shows us how even the most common person can lead the strangest and most complex life and display a vast range of opposed emotions and thoughts....   [tags: Waterland Essays]
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History and Story Telling in Graham Swift's Waterland - History and Story Telling in Graham Swift's Waterland Waterland uses history, theory, and fictional biography to address the question of history. The blurring of boundaries between history, story, and theory questions the construction of those boundaries as well as the closure and linear nature of traditional narrative. If Waterland has a beginning, it is far in the geologic past, at a time when the continents began their slow journey to the positions they now occupy; however, the novel itself does not begin at this beginning....   [tags: Waterland Essays]
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Graham Swift's Waterland - Graham Swift's Waterland In Graham Swift’s Waterland, Tom Crick says, “Children, it was one of your number, a curly-haired boy called Price… who once… asserted roundly that history was ‘a fairy-tale’… ‘What matters… is the here and now. Not the past… The only important thing about history, I think, sir, is that it’s got to the point where it’s probably about to end’”(6,7). It is very likely that we all have come to a point in our education, at one time or another, where we have encountered sentiments similar to those of Price....   [tags: Waterland Graham Swift Essays] 1160 words
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Waterland by Graham Swift - History is the study of past events. In his novel Waterland, Graham Swift entwines the past with the present to create a cyclical rhythm, which flows through the narrative. The narrative explores the notion of temporality and explains that instead of time following a linear pattern, it is, in fact, a circle, which moves in into itself, representing the past, the present, and the future. Chapters often end in the middle of a sentence, then picked up at the beginning of the following chapter, suggesting not only the continuity of the story, but the course of history....   [tags: narrative, history, tom crick]
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Waterland's Ending vs. Song of Solomon's Ending - `All's well that ends well.' Two completely different authors with two somewhat different styles of writing create two endings, which leave the audience guessing, making assumptions, but assuming that indeed, all is as well as it can possibly be, finally. Graham Swift creates a vivid description of many generations in a bleak, desolate location known as the fens in his novel Waterland. His character of Dick Crick plays an enormous role throughout the novel, but Swift ends his novel with Dick drunkenly diving overboard into the water so vital to the rest of the novel....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 911 words
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Mysticism: Softening the Truth - The notion of mysticism has confounded and bewildered humanity for the entirety of religion’s existence. The great German historian, Ernst Troeltsch, defines mysticism as “simply the insistence upon direct inward and present religious experience.”(Thayer 234). The problem is that religious experiences are practically impossible to verify through empirical means. To this effect, those people that are seen as mystics or as having mystical abilities are often portrayed as delirious. In Graham Swift’s Waterland, Tom Crick uses mysticism in his stories to explain madness or irrational behaviour....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Tunneling Operation Risks Rating Using Linear Assignment Method - Increasing number of important risk factors associated with a project increases the importance and complexity of rating operations in the risk management process. Linear assignment is a multi-criteria decision making method, and takes advantages of both hard and soft skills for more realistic rating of several factors, which is an important feature of this method. Therefore, in this study, we have used the risk factors of Golab water tunnel to demonstrate the capability of this method. For this purpose, using group decision making procedure and weighted sum, we have dealt with risk classification by linear assignment method to collect and aggregate the expert opinions....   [tags: water tunnel of Golab]
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Saint Augustine - The doctrine of the Divine Unity is a truth of natural religion; the doctrine of the Trinity is a truth of revealed religion. The various systems of natural theism present arguments for the Divine existence, unity, and attributes, but proceed no further. They do not assert and endeavor to demonstrate that the Supreme Being is three persons in one essence. It is because this doctrine is not discoverable by human reason, that the Christian church has been somewhat shy of attempts to construct it analytically; or even to defend it upon grounds of reason....   [tags: Saint Augustine Religion Doctrines Essays] 5558 words
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The Bildungsroman Genre - The Bildungsroman Genre INTRODUCTION................................................................................................................. 1- BILDUNGSROMAN NOVELS......................................................................................... 2- TWO BILDUNGSROMAN NOVELS............................................................................. 3.1- Great Expectations..................................................................................................... 3.2- Emma..............................................................................................................................   [tags: Literature Bildungsroman Essays]
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