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My Farming Flashbacks - Farming flashbacks Jim had tried married life a couple times, but decided being a bachelor is more fun. Mike is now crippled, but with such a strong constitution continues the manage the farm, while Betty is the chief cook and handy man inside and out. Arthur worked on his dad's farm for many years till the time of his marriage to Evelyn of Wadena. From 1947 to 1951, we remained on the farm in a one room dwelling. This soon became too small after the offsprings begin to arrive. When the third child was born, we had to add an extension to the shack....   [tags: family, education, language] 864 words
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The function of flashbacks in Death of a Salesman. - The function of flashbacks in Death of a Salesman. Throughout Death of a Salesman flashbacks are used continuously, typically to present the audience with the Loman family's background and show deterioration. In act one we see the first flashback at the beginning of the play. As the play starts to go into flashback the backdrop changes from the present 'Apartment houses' and the 'surroundings become covered in leaves.' The first sign of the Loman's happy past. Willy is talking sense and telling Biff to watch his schooling, giving him good advice, and then he shows his wealth, polishing the car talking about the hammock that Willy is going to buy, to the punch bag that Willy bought his sons....   [tags: English Literature] 1001 words
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Flashbacks in Henry V by William Shakespeare - Flashbacks in Henry V by William Shakespeare In Henry V there are three flashbacks, which help the audience understand Henry and the plot better. The three flashbacks are the scene with Henry and Falstaff, Henry and Bardolph, and the scene at the castle in England where there is a constant flow of images in which Henry is recollecting the past events in the movie. These three flashbacks display a great deal of information that the play did not give to its readers. The first scene was with Henry and Falstaff drinking and having a good time....   [tags: Free Essays] 424 words
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A Free Spirit of Rebellion, Mason and Dixon Show Flashbacks in Vineland - ... “The reality principle is never allowed to lapse entirely-indeed, it is often involved to expose the artificiality of conventional realistic illusion….This kind of novelistic, I am talking about referring a loyalty to both (reality and fiction) but later the orthodox novelists and confidence on the possibility of reconciling them. He makes the difficulty of the task, in a sense, his subjects” “(Bradbury 105). Fowles belongs to that generation typified by E.P. Thompson, opting, reaction against the ideological extremism of the mid-century for the absolute of personal integrity....   [tags: reagonomics, capitalism, authentication] 1586 words
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The Use of Stylistic Devices in James Baldwin’s Sonny’s Blues and Raymond Carver’s Cathedral - James Baldwin’s ‘Sonny’s Blues’ and Raymond Carver’s ‘Cathedral’ are two stories which bring out several similarities concerning thematic issues and use of various stylistic devices. Studying the two stories closely enhances the reader to gain essential understanding on the issues being raised such as internal and external conflicts affecting the characters. Although the plots of the two stories are different, their development in terms of characterization, style and themes is more or less the same as there are noticeable similarities....   [tags: narrator, flashbacks, misconceptions ]
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Why Citizen Kane is the Best Movie Ever Made - ... Luckily this didn’t occur, though the film did have difficulty showing the film at major theatres. The film opens with the camera panning across Kane’s deserted estate in Florida called Xanadu. The imagery has a dark, camera focuses on the old man’s mouth as he utters that mysterious word "Rosebud." He then drops the globe, which rolls onto the floor and shatters. You can see the nurse in the reflection of the broken glass as she covers him with a sheet. This entire scene is a major plot point in the film, the meaning of the snow globe and his dying words tie into the rest of the story in a very intricate, underlining manner....   [tags: film, newsreal, flashbacks] 762 words
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Use of Flashbacks in Toni Morrison’s Novel, Beloved - Use of Flashbacks in Toni Morrison’s Novel, Beloved Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved swims like a garden pond full of minnows with thoughts and memories of days gone by. Each memory is like a drop of water, and when one person brings up enough drops, a trickle of a stream is formed. The trickles make their way down the shallow slopes and inclines, pushing leaves, twigs, and other barriers out of the way, leaving small bits of themselves behind so their paths can be traced again. There is a point, a vertex, a lair, where many peoples streams unite in a valley, in the heart of a pebble lined brook, and it is here that their trickles of days gone by fuse with each other, and float hand in hand u...   [tags: Toni Morrison Beloved] 827 words
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Massacre and Its Consequences in The Movie We Need to Talk About Kevin - The movie “We Need to Talk About Kevin” is based flashbacks that Eva has of Kevin growing up as she deals with the aftermath of the massacre he committed, murdering fellow students in his high school. Based on Kevin’s character, one may assume that he is a psychopath for the way he acted and behaved as an individual. However, Kevin’s personality greatly contributed to him and the role he portrayed. The following theorists analyze what framed Kevin’s behavior and how their different theories contributed to the individuality of both Eva and Kevin....   [tags: flashbacks, film analysis] 1354 words
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Ambrose Bierces Ise of Flashbacks and the Supernatural in his Short Stories - Ambrose Bierces Ise of Flashbacks and the Supernatural in his Short Stories AMBROSE BIERCE'S: USE OF FLASHBACKS AND THE SUPERNATURAL IN HIS SHORT STORIES Ambrose Bierce is known for using both flashbacks and the supernatural in his short stories "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "The Death of Haplin Frayser." Bierce was born on June 24, 1842, in House Cave Creek, Meigs County, Ohio. He also disappeared in Mexico while acting as an observer of that country's civil war in January 1, 1914....   [tags: essays papers] 1267 words
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Essay on Flashbacks, Thrid Person Narration, and Harsh Language in Another Country - Use of Flashbacks, Thrid Person Narration, and Harsh Language in Another Country James Baldwin's novel, Another Country , is enhanced by Baldwin's unique narrative style. The majority of the exposition of Another Country is presented through flashbacks. Baldwin uses the third person omniscient point of view to narrate his characters' personal thoughts and develop the characters. Lastly, Baldwin intensifies the rage and anger through his uncommonly harsh diction. Quite often Baldwin oversteps the traditional bonds of appropriate language....   [tags: Another Country] 850 words
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Foreshadowing and Flashbacks in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby -       In Fitzgerald’s timeless novel The Great Gatsby, the writing techniques of foreshadowing and flashbacks are carefully used to enhance and  strengthen the story.   " 'Suppose you met somebody just as careless as yourself.'  'I hope I never will,' she [Jordan] answered.  'I hate careless people.  That's why I like you.' " (Fitzgerald, pg. 63)  Jordan is explaining to Nick how she is able to drive badly as long as everyone else drives carefully.  This quote represents the writing technique of  foreshadowing, which is being used in one of its finest form.  Fitzgerald is foreshadowing to chapter seven where Daisy kills Myrtle Wilson because of her reckless driving. ...   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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Evolution of Oracle Time Machine: FlashBack - ... • Intended or unintended DROP TABLE statements • Intended or unintended update, delete or insert transactions • Intended or unintended batch job or wide-spread application errors There are more features of flashback that one can imagine. All these features have been piled up with suite from 9i onwards. Evolution of Flash Back with Oracle release: Oracle8: First Time Point in Time recovery was released. Database Point in Time Recovery or Incomplete Recovery (DBPITR) does not use all backup information....   [tags: mistake, database, flashback] 897 words
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Miranda's Flashback - As the ocean roars and floods the land When you reach out for somebody’s hand Just shut your eyes and I’m there too As the thunder rumbles and sounds cruel And when you need someone to hold you Just whisper my name and I’m there too There she lay, motionless. However, an atmosphere of hope enveloped around her. She was still fighting, not a single tear yet shed on her pale face. Her sapphire eyes searched the heavens endlessly in hope for escape. There she lay. There she lay. She lay on the muddy ground, covered in tree branches and dead leaves....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1491 words
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Foreshadowing and Flashback in The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst - Foreshadowing and Flashback in “The Scarlet Ibis” Regrets are one of the few factors that all people have in common. A study was taken asking hundreds of American citizens if they regretted something from their past. Although the majority decided upon failed romantic relationships as their most prominent regret, about sixteen percent stated his or her biggest regrets lied within family matters (Johnson). In James Hurst's short story, “The Scarlet Ibis,” Hurst uses foreshadowing and flashback to establish a reminiscent tone....   [tags: doodle, abandonment, death]
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The Use of Flashback in Kenneth Branagh's Henry V - The Use of Flashback in Kenneth Branagh's Henry V   In Kenneth Branagh's film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Henry V flashback is used at key moments to comment on the action and to explain points in Henry's past, and how that past effects his present judgment. Certain scenes and lines are borrowed from parts one and two of Shakespeare's Henry IV to do this. The result is an amalgam of scenes, lines, and characters which brings about a telling expose of Henry V, and the man he was before becoming king of England....   [tags: Film, Movie]
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Flashback - ... “It was my graduation day.” “I thought you said that you didn’t technically finish high school?” “I didn’t.” “Okay then, go on.” “Well um, I…I got dressed up in my graduation gown. You should have seen me.” He said as he quickly glanced over in Amanda’s direction. “I think that was the best I had ever looked while in high school. Anyways, I was all ready to go, and I left my room, and I saw my parents standing in the living room all dressed up. I remember what they were both wearing. My dad had khakis and a green and white striped shirt on, and my mom had this really beautiful purple dress on....   [tags: personal narrative] 1368 words
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - Post traumatic stress disorder to most people is a soldier that has just come back from war, but there are other ways a person can get PTSD. PTSD is a combination of anxiety disorder and depression that occurs when a person experiences or witnesses a traumatic event that is outside the range of usual human experiences. In the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, the main character, Charlie goes through the death of the person dearest to his heart his Aunt Helen. Charlie loses his Aunt Helen on his seventh birthday, but what he does not know is that his aunt molested him when he was little....   [tags: anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder] 1087 words
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A Brief Overview of Walter Mitty - A Brief Overview of Walter Mitty In the short story, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber, many interesting fantasies occur in a way which brings the reader into a different world. The story switches back and forth from delusion to reality, dragging the reader into a life, perhaps similar to their own. In the beginning of this story, the first paragraph is a fantasy of the main character, Walter Mitty. It describes his life as a commander of an aircraft. An intense scene is displayed showing what Walter Mitty wishes would be reality....   [tags: Literary Review] 1559 words
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Comparison of The Shining and Maus I - The Shining is a 1977 horror novel by Stephen King that is based on events at the Overlook Hotel where the Torrance family is snowed in for the winter which leads to some unfortunate events. Maus I: a Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History is a 1986 graphic novel by Art Spiegelman about the story of his father during the Holocaust. Both of these novels are good stories that are filled with episodes and events that are demonstrated differently. Although the plots of The Shining and Maus 1 bear some minor similarities, the difference between them are more clear, which includes whether the plot is linear and sequential, and the use of stream of consciousness, foreshadowing, and flashbacks....   [tags: Novel Analysis, Horror Novel, Holocaust]
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The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald’s use of flashback in The Great Gatsby proves to be an effective tool in order to reveal information from the characters’ past. These flashbacks are effective because they allow the reader to know and understand the character better before a situation in the novel arises. Three examples of flashbacks that Fitzgerald uses are when Jordan explains to Nick how and when she first met Gatsby on page 79, when Nick explains to the reader how Gatsby got his name and what his childhood was like on page 104, and when Nick explains again to the reader what happened when Gatsby returned from the war on page 160....   [tags: essays research papers] 580 words
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The Vulnerability of the American Dream in The Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller - Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller, is a play that illustrated the realistic life of being an American and the vulnerability of an American Dream. It is a play that blended realism and expressionism in order to demonstrate the struggles and failures of Willy Loman. It showed Willy’s illusion of an American Dream, and the harsh reality shattering his dream into pieces. The play displayed Willy’s dreamlike inner world and the cruel realities of the external world. However, it is the interactions of realism and expressionism that makes the life of Willy evermore impacting....   [tags: realism, expressionism, progress]
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Death Of A Salesman by Arthur Miller - Death Of A Salesman by Arthur Miller The author of the Death Of A Salesman, Arthur Miller, produces a lot of flashbacks throughout the book involving the main character Willy Loman. I am going to talk about two of the flashbacks that he writes about in the book. These are when Willy talks to 'the woman', and the other one is when Willy talks to Uncle Ben. Both of these flashbacks occur in Act One of the book. The first flashback that I have picked is when Willy talks to 'the woman'....   [tags: Papers] 680 words
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Associative Art: A Reasonable Solution for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - In recent times, trying to express oneself has become increasingly difficult; this is as such with patients suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a result of extreme exposure to physical harm or danger. These traumatic experiences could be caused by reasons such as near-death, serious accident, violence, war, torture, or any event that causes extreme fear. A common occurrence with patients dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a hesitancy or inability to discuss or express emotions and thoughts verbally....   [tags: sculpture, drawing, and painting]
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Film Comparative: City of God and Sexy Beast - The films City of God and Sexy Beast are both crime films that share many similarities such as narrative shape, light, and in both films the narrative unravels in foreign countries. The on difference they have is the classification of crime genre. City of God 2002, directed by Fernando Meirelles depicts the Rocket’s past, how he became a photographer, and how he got out of the slums in a chilling sequence of flashbacks to the people he knew and the life he ends up leading, the whole film could play out as a drama....   [tags: foreign countries, adventure]
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It’s a Hard Knock Life for Them - In both Katherine Porter’s “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” and Eudora Welty’s “Why I Live in the P.O.”, the main characters deal with family members they frankly do not like. Due to both of their being jilted by men, they are full of resentment and anger causing these women to leave their families on bad terms. Porter and Welty are presenting through the character’s flashbacks and memories that we should pick our battles wisely when it comes to our families because one day they will be gone and, some of us might miss our deceased loved ones, like Granny from “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall”, or be filled with a hatred towards them, like Sister from “Why I Live in the P.O.”....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Analytical Essay on Tim Burton's Style in Film Directing- Edward Scissorhands - Indisputably, Tim Burton has one of the world’s most distinct styles when regarding film directing. His tone, mood, diction, imagery, organization, syntax, and point of view within his films sets him apart from other renowned directors. Burton’s style can be easily depicted in two of his most highly esteemed and critically acclaimed films, Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Burton ingeniously incorporates effective cinematic techniques to convey a poignant underlying message to the audience....   [tags: film analysis, movies, cinematography] 933 words
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Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five -- A Great American Novel - For a novel to be considered a Great American Novel, it must contain a theme that is uniquely American, a hero that is the essence of a great American, or relevance to the American people. Others argue, however, that the Great American Novel may never exist. They say that America and her image are constantly changing and therefore, there will never be a novel that can represent the country in its entirety. In his novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut writes about war and its destructiveness....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 1390 words
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Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman - ... WILLY: No, she died a long time ago. CHARLEY: Who. BEN: That’s too bad. Fine specimen of a lady, Mother. WILLY, to Charley: Heh. BEN: I hoped to see the old girl. CHARLEY: Who died. BEN: Heard anything from Father, have you. WILLY, unnerved: What do you mean, who died. CHARLEY, taking a pot: What’re you talkin’ about. (Miller 46) Though Ben had died weeks prior to this conversation, Willy is having delusions that Ben is in the room with Charley and himself. Willy begins speaking to non-existing Ben while Charley can only hear what Willy is saying and grows concerned for his friend....   [tags: play and character analysis]
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What are Hallucinogens and What Happens? - ... A few of them are your height, weight, and the amount of the drug you take. NSW Government states that some of the affects of hallucinogens that occur within about a half an hour are “strange sensations, such as floating or your body becoming part of another object,” “seeing, hearing, touching or smelling things in a distorted way or that don't exist,” “intense sensory experiences,” and “changed and intense thoughts emotional swings.” They also write on their website some of the physical experiences that a person under the influence of these drugs might experience, and they are that “your pupils get bigger,” “your heart beats faster,” and “your blood pressure rises.” Along with the all s...   [tags: drugs, delusions, synapses] 991 words
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Silphi Somaya Gowda's Secret Daughter - Families in poverty often have to make painful sacrifices in order to survive. Women in third world countries during the 1980s often had to put their families’ needs above their own. In the novel Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, through the use of flashbacks, negative tone and painful diction, the author emphasizes the sacrifices and grief poverty forces Kavita to endure in order to ensure a better life for her family. The use of flashbacks displays the painful sacrifices poverty leads Kavita to make in order to guarantee the betterment of her family....   [tags: sacrifice]
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Drug Abuse of Hallucinogens - Commonly known Hallucinogen drugs are LSD, also known as acid or mellow yellow; PCP, also known as angel dust, tic tac, super grass, or rocket fuel; Psilocybin also known as “shrooms” or magic mushrooms; DMT; and Peyote. Hallucinogen drugs alter human perception and mood by changing the user’s sense of reality. Effects of hallucinogenic drug abuse are unpredictable and the intensity varies on the dose amount. Common effects of abuse include an increase in heart rate and blood pressure, feelings of detachment from self and surroundings, nausea, vomiting, panic reactions, delusions, blurred vision, dizziness, and hallucinations (Drug-rehabilitation)....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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Philip Roth's American Pastoral - American Pastoral written by Philip Roth is a novel that revolves around the character Seymour “Swede” Levov, a prosperous Jewish American business man and a former high school star athlete from New Jersey. During the 1960s the Swede’s pastoral life is thrown into havoc when his daughter Merry, a teenage war protester is the main suspect in the bombing of a post office in which the town’s doctor, an innocent bystander, is killed. Through a variety of literary devices, Roth makes the point that in the end, no matter how much effort goes into keeping things orderly and upright, chaos eventually overtakes everything....   [tags: literary analysis]
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Director Tim Burton and Techniques Used to Convey his Characters in Film - Tim Burton reflects on his childhood while making the majority of his popular films, filled with both loneliness and despair. The widely known director might seem a bit unique in the least; however his works are extremely relatable to the majority of society. Everyone has felt the sting of extreme abandonment that is illustrated in these wondrous films and that is what makes them so compelling and thought provoking. Burton makes these topics accessible by illustrating the universal truth that the loneliest people are often the most kindhearted through the use of techniques such as flashback, long shot, and low key lighting....   [tags: Kindhearted, Movies, Lonely] 611 words
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Achievement or Enjoyment: The Debate Between Casablanca and Citizen Kane - ... These shots also display why Citizen Kane is considered the first film noir, or at least the direct predecessor of noir, employing dark, moody atmosphere to augment the often violent or mysterious events taking place. Kane’s story unfolds over the span of over 50s years in a non-linear narrative, through the innovative use of flashbacks. The actors transform with age throughout the film, and Welles himself age from 25 to 78 before our eyes. Dick Smith, a makeup artist who won an Academy Award in 1984 for his work in ``Amadeus,`` said Makeup Artist, Maruice Seiderman``was best known for his revolutionary makeup for `Citizen Kane` in which he aged Orson Welles and others with innovative te...   [tags: cinematographic value, innovations, entertainment]
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Untraditional Techniques in I Stand Here Ironing - Untraditional Techniques in I Stand Here Ironing In "I Stand Here Ironing", Tillie Olsen uses a very untraditional plot to achieve a lasting impression with her readers. Her technique reaches out and grabs you as you read. She accomplishes this by speaking in first person, second person, and third person and by using flashbacks in non-chronological order. These techniques draw you into the plot and make you pay closer attention to what is going on. One specific way that Olsen achieves this is by talking in first person and in third person....   [tags: Tillie Olsen Stand Here Ironing Essays] 564 words
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Theoretical Suicide and Truth in "All About Suicide" by Luisa Valenzuela - "Suicide, what a terrible concept. There are two types of suicide: physical, and theoretical. Physical suicide is the more commonly heard type of suicide. It entails the person actually, physically killing himself or herself. On the other hand, theoretical suicide is when the person does something that will, in turn, get him or her killed. For example, in “All About Suicide” by Luisa Valenzuela, Ismael, a man that works at a minister’s office, murders the minister, a high-ranking public official....   [tags: Theoretical Suicide, All About Suicide, Luisa Vale] 993 words
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