The Ozymandias that is described and talked about in the poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley is actually based on an actual Egyptian pharaoh, Ramses the second. Ramses the second translates to Ozymandias in Greek. Ozymandias ruled Egypt during the thirteenth century B.C. Ozymandias, or Ramses the second, was known for his ambition and for the giant statues of himself that he ordered to be made. It is one of these statues that is the centerpiece of this poem.
“Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different” said, one of the famous authors, Stephen King. Exactly, as stated, all people have different tastes; somebody would prefer to read a book rather watch a movie, somebody would prefer other way round. “The Hunger Games” is a perfect example of story, when the book and the movie are equally breathtaking and unforgettable. Suzanne Collins, the famous American writer, released the first novel of the trilogy “The Hunger Games” in 2008. The story about young women Katniss Everdeen, who fights with the fortune to just stay alive, became popular; therefore, the film director Gary Ross presented a film adaptation of “The Hunger Games” in 2012. By comparing and contrasting supporting characters, perspective, and love theme, it is clear that the movie, “The Hunger Games” (Gary Ross, 2008) has serious flaws; however, they do not ruin the overall picture.
The Fault in Our Stars and The Perks of Being A Wallflower are two books that cannot be missed. Even though they are both classified as Young Adult novels, these two book are very different but do have some similarities. The characters of these book have contrasting attitudes and their reactions to scenarios and varied. The Fault in Our Stars has more of a romantic touch to it while The Perks of Being A Wallflower is more about growing up. The characters are also deeply affected by the settings of the books.
Technology and the modern era have brought out a whole different side to all sorts of things. From the global economy to state boundaries, the world has undergone a widespread wave of change. And with the passage of time, human beings are evolving at a continuously transitioning motion. In his book ‘Stumbling on Happiness’, Daniel Gilbert has, under the title “Reporting Live from Tomorrow”, described this very circumstance that our societies face today. The premise for his article is the ‘now’ that all of us are experiencing each day. In the article, “Attention Deficit: The Brain Syndrome of our Era”, Restak uses the same premise as a setting for his work.
Comparing and contrasting “The water liars” “Last Evening on Earth”
The short novels “Water Liars” and “Last evening On Earth” depict men on vaction, consuming excess amounts of alcohol , engaging in sexual thoughts and acts, displaying different emotions, the people they associate themselves with,and an unforetold ending to both these stories. Although they have these things in common these same things are what make these two stories very different.
The first thing these two stories share is the most noticeable ,these men are taking vacations away from their homes to get away and have fun .
To class this comparison and contrast of The Matrix with regards of readings of Plato and Descartes would be a challenge. On this account, the comparison would be that all three questioned what is reality? What is real?, Am I dreaming?, or Am I up? Considered reading and re-reading all three texts to see that one comparison staring right at in the eye was difficult. The deliberation any cognitive ability to question what’s real seems to be a few centuries old questions. Nevertheless, the contrast would be having the opportunity to free our minds from all cares. In the Matrix the contrast was freeing our mind from a super computers.
In both T.S Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and Jay McInerney’s “It’s Six A.M. Do You Know Where You Are?,” the narrators are dissatisfied with their love life. They are lonely and in need of companionship with a woman. Their loneliness makes both characters search for women in places that are out of their comfort zone. Prufrock in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” attempts to go to a high-society party while the narrator in “It’s Six A.M. Do You Know Where You Are?” visits a nightclub. Looking for love in all the wrong places, the main characters are in a state of self-delusion when searching for their ideal woman because they fail to look for a type of woman they need rather than what they desire.
Descriptiveness in a horrific scene can either make or break its affect of the readers. In this case, the portrayals in the poem Dulce Et Decorum Est are helpful in understanding and enjoying the story. The vagueness in The Wars makes the story much harder to picture in your mind and furthermore much harder to enjoy. It might be to save the reader from reading about the hardships of war but regardless; it makes the story boring by lacking action and adventure: “There’s no good picture of this except the one you can make in your minds.” (Findley, 69) The vagueness makes the story much more boring and creates the idea that the scene must be imagined in order to understand, as opposed to reading the book and being able to identify the scene from the words on the pages. Some things in the novel were left as loose ends throughout the novel without being thoroughly explained and understandable to the reader. An example of this is when after a day of work, Robert has a harder time than usual getting home, but the reason for why this is, is unknown: “The distance Robert [has] to go [is] just about a quarter of a mile…this time it [takes] him over an hour.” (Pg. #) In the quote above, the reader is left blind as to why the journey took Robert so much longer than it originally would have. The lack of explanation showed here makes the story less interesting because of the lack of detail and much more complicated since the reader needs to interpret the story on his/her own. The descriptiveness shown in Dulce et Decorum Est brings the reader in and makes the story much more enchanting. Owen wrote the first about his life experiences in the wartime and so his descriptiveness helps his audience truly understand and step into his shoes...
Prince Henry of Portugal, more commonly known as Henry the Navigator, and Zheng He, a successful Chinese admiral, were both extremely accomplished men throughout the 14th and 15th centuries. During this era, many accomplished explorers ventured out into the ocean and discovered new lands, two of the most important men being Henry the Navigator and Zheng He. Although both men came from different backgrounds, their contrasting societies and structures affected the way in which they regarded economic and political expansion and also their contact with other cultures. Societies like the Chinese and Portuguese had many cultural differences such as their different religions. The Chinese practiced neo-Confucianism whereas the Portuguese were Christians which was one of the many purposes of their exploration, to spread Christianity. There were also many cultural similarities between the two societies such as their long lasting histories and their explorer’s curiosity to seek out to new lands, which resulted the two societies in having different views on economic and political expansion and contact with other cultures. Both Confucian and Christian ideologies favored those who worked over the wealthy. Thus, to a larger extent, the structures and values of a society have an extensive impact on the way people view economic and political expansion and contact with other cultures.
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