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Fable 2 Video Game Evaluation

- Table of Contents 2 1. Game Summary 4 1.1. Genre 4 1.2. Visual Style 4 1.3. High Concept 5 2. Gameplay 6 2.1. Features 6 2.2. Artificial Intelligence 6 2.3. Scope 7 3. Story, Setting, and Characters 9 3.1. Story 9 3.2. Environment 11 3.3. Characters 12 4. Game Related Details (Combat, Items, etc.) 15 4.1. Combat 15 4.2. Powerups 16 4.3. Items 17 4.4. Game Mechanics & Balance 17 4.5. Inner Mechanism 18 6. Controls 19 7. Interface 20 8. Assets 21 8.1. Models 21 8.2. Animations 21 8.3. Music 21 8.4....   [tags: Fable 2 Video Game ]

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Analysis of Fable by Nina Cassian

- Analysis of Fable by Nina Cassian Whereas the extent of my poetic appreciation lies in a decided distaste for Dante and a zest for limericks concerning Nantucket - it behooves me to discuss a poem that my limited capacities can grasp. Fable by Nina Cassian is just such a poem. I view this piece as Ms. Cassian's perspective on life (a "sentence" or an obligation), death, and sadly, the fact that most people do not appreciate the beautific nature of existence. I understand the first stanza as a depiction of man's earthly plane as a sort of testing ground for "angels" - a place where beings are concerned with the development of spirit, "to master imbalance." The second and thir...   [tags: Cassian Fable Essays]

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The Use of Language in A Fable for Tomorrow by Rachel Carson

- The Use of Language in A Fable for Tomorrow by Rachel Carson The extracts give the impression of stark contrast, even contradictions, from the very beginning. The author chooses to use the word fable in the title, which, traditionally, is something fictional and also usually refers to the past and yet this is coupled with ‘tomorrow’. This indicates that the author is looking to show the reader that, although the situation she refers to in the second extract may not be factual in its entirety, it may not be long before it is....   [tags: A Fable for Tomorrow Rachel Carson Essays]

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From Myth to Fable: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

- By giving “Frankenstein” the subtitle “The Modern Prometheus”, Mary Shelley made a connection between a central character of her 19th century novel and a titan from Greek mythology. Prometheus was employed by the Olympian gods in the process of creating men, and is known for stealing the element of fire from them for the benefit of mankind (Hunt). The myth about him appeared in many legends and fables prior to its reincarnation in the story about Victor Frankenstein, a science student who created a being by reviving dead matter using electricity (Atsma)....   [tags: modern prometheus, myths, fable]

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Animal Farm as a Fable

- Everyone has encountered Aesop's fables at some point in their life. Aesop is the most renowned author of fables; a fable can be any “short tale to teach a moral lesson, often with animals or inanimate objects as characters” (“Fable”). For example, Animal Farm by George Orwell can be considered a fable. In this novel, the animals on Manor Farm rebel against their oppressive dictator, Mr. Jones, forming Animal Farm. However, after the rebellion, the animals allow the pigs to take over, who become the oppressive dictators who abuse the animals; Animal Farm has come full circle....   [tags: Literary Analysis, George Orwell]

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Global Warming: Fact or Fable?

- Throughout history global warming has been on peoples minds. Global warming is “an increase in the volume of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, contributing to a “green-house” or insulating effect that traps heat from the sun’s rays and raises the average temperature around the world” (Viotti and Kauppi p 543). Some causes of this environmental threat are: pollution of harmful gases in the atmosphere, deforestation, and technological advances. The effects to the human population, animals, and agriculture could be dangerous....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]

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The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism

- Book Review: The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism In the acclaimed novel, The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism, author Russell Roberts, an economist and writer, tells a fictional story that enlightens readers to the wonders of the economic system. Russell provides an insightful, thought provoking story that illustrates protectionism and free trade, while making the concepts and arguments easy to comprehend. The story is told through dialogue with two main characters, David Ricardo, an 18th and 19th century economist and Ed Johnson, a CEO for a company that produces televisions....   [tags: Book Reiew, lLiterary Analysis]

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A Fable for Tomorrow by Carson

- A Fable for Tomorrow by Carson How does the Author of the following extracts use language to convey changes and contrasts in mood and meaning. The title of the chapter “A Fable for Tomorrow” gives the impression that the novel is a log of events and a tale of what might be in the future if present practises and the use of pesticides were allowed to continue....   [tags: Papers]

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A Modern Fable: “The Catbird Seat” by James Thurber

- This short story entitled “The Catbird Seat” is a modern fable. The definition of a fable is a simple story with animal characters in which the big strong animal is bested, overcome by, or made a fool of by the weaker character. A modern fable is a fable that takes place in modern times. This short story by James Thurber takes place in New York City around the 1940s. Many fables written before are very much alike “The Catbird Seat” when it comes to being a fable. For example, in “The Tortoise and the Hare” the cocky, arrogant rabbit keeps on boasting about how speedy he is to the scrawny, sluggish turtle....   [tags: Catbird Seat, James Thurber, ]

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Animal Farm as a Fable

- Animal Farm as a Fable Traditional fables are moral stories that usually feature animals. Aesop's Fables, which are probably the most well known, tell tales about animals that have clearly human characteristics, like the sly fox, the patient crow and the selfish dog. Since Aesop's stories have been told for over 2,500 years, they are clearly a form well suited to telling a universal truth in a way that is accessible to children and memorable for adults. In writing Animal Farm, Orwell wanted to express a particular set of ideas about revolutions - ideas that he thought were more or less universal....   [tags: Animal Farm]

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The Ugly Duckling a Fable Written by Christian Andersen

- “The Ugly Duckling” is a fable written by Hans Christian Andersen in 1844. Although it is nearly 200 years old, the story is still one of the most popular retold within modern culture. Hans Christian Andersen lived a childhood of poverty and neglect, raised in his father's shoe shop. He told the critics of his time, that the story reflected his own life and it was the reason he wrote it, he described the story as his “autobiography” (Sklenar, D., n.d.). On a warm, summer day on a farm, a mother duck hatches her eggs and, while most of her ducklings are normal, one duckling is grey, large, and does not fit in with the others....   [tags: modern culture, teachable moments]

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The Power Of Religion From Classical Fable Stories

- The power of religion From classical fable stories, to historical documentation the image of a hero circulates around the notion of being a great conquer. The word conquer derives from a person having the ability to take or rule over many people with force. The foundation of the majority of the world comes from a historical battle’s that took place-causing devastation amongst divided groups of people. The bases of many conflicts amongst divided groups of people are cultural beliefs, which shun other cultures on how they should conduct their lives....   [tags: God, Religion, Culture, Faith]

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George Orwell 's Dystopian Fable Animal Farm

- In his satirical dystopian fable Animal Farm, George Orwell demonstrates that corruption is inevitable when individuals have access to power. Orwell uses pseudo-neutral tone to reveal that individuals often become disempowered due to fear, resulting in intimidation. Moreover, he uses dramatic irony to highlight the perpetuation of exploitation of the weak and vulnerable by those in power. Clearly, it is Orwell’s intention to use the deteriorating conditions on Animal Farm to reflect the social stratification that characterised life in Russia during Stalin’s totalitarian regime....   [tags: Animal Farm, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Society]

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Ways of Viewing "Animal Farm": Historical Allegory, Fable, and Suspension of Disbelief

- Animal farm tells the story of a group of animals rebelling successfully against the previous owner, Mr Jones, who was considered to be a tyrant of animal/manor farm. The farm was planned to be communist place but because of most of the animals gullibility and unintelligence the pigs who where smarter took control and made a hierarchy and exploited the animals. Then eventually the pigs became more like humans doing things like walking on two legs and wearing cloths. However would animal farm be more interesting as a historical allegory of a simple fable....   [tags: animal farm, george orwell, fables,]

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Fable Narrative Of Hansel 's And Grethel 's Mother Died

- Fable Narrative Hansel’s and Grethel’s mother died when they were young preschoolers, and, because of having to live briefly afterward with a hastily chosen stepmother and foster parents, both learned, from the harrowing experiences that followed, “not to judge a book by its cover”. Their father, lost in his own world of grief, directed his attention away from his children and toward an intimate relationship with an attractive, outgoing woman who, after, visiting some local acquaintances, had stopped by the tavern that had become a place of refuge for the grieving father....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Foster care, Stepfamily]

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Roberto Benigni’s Life is Beautiful: A fable?

- Fable —A deliberately false or improbable account, well, so says Merriam-Webster. Can a love story be a fable. Sure thing —not only did Roberto Benigni’s Life is Beautiful does not just fall into one genre, but into many. The remarkable film can be considered as a romantic comedy, a drama, but most of all, a fable—The story of a man, winning the heart of his “princess” and his own son. Now, Life is Beautiful is a very serious film. There are constant reminders of what time period the film is set in....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Beast Fable and Romance in the Nuns Priests Tale

- The Beast Fable and Romance in the Nun's Priest Tale Chaucer utilized many literary forms when composing his Canterbury Tales. Among these forms he utilized were the beast fable and romance. We find elements of both of these forms in the Nun's Priest's Tale. Yet Chaucer was a decidingly original poet. When he took these forms he made them his. He often diverged from the accepted norms to come up with stories that were familiar to the fourteenth century reader yet also original. First let us look at the use of beast fable and how Chaucer diverged from tradition....   [tags: Nuns Priests Tale Essays]

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A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O´Connor

- Flannery O’Connor: “A Good Man is Hard to Find” Flannery o 'Connor. Known as the southern United States, the second after Faulkner writer. "A good man is hard to find" the religious fable story, the story is very simple, an elderly woman with her son a family trip to Florida, due to the old woman wanted to see a supposed to be on the way but somehow thought in Tennessee plantation in Georgia, and the way for the old woman with a bad idea to turn over a car, then the escaped from prison that inappropriate happens by men, finally killed all of them a six people, including the baby....   [tags: religious fable story]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Animal Farm is a satirical story written in the form of an animal fable. The novel is an allegory of the period in Russian history between 1917 and 1944. In writing Animal Farm as a fable, George Orwell is able to present his subject in simple symbolic terms by treating the development of communism as a story that is taking place on a single farm with talking animals. The characters of Animal Farm represent figures in Russian history during the Russian Revolution. Places, objects, and events of the Russian Revolution are also symbolized in Animal Farm....   [tags: Fable, Allegory, Satire, Russia]

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Adolescent Egocentrism And How The Three Self Important Thinking Patterns Of Invincibility Fable, Imaginary Audience And Ego Centrism

- When adolescents need a boost of self-esteem, they tend to look for other surrounding that can boost their ego. Sometime the change of an appearance, or a different outlook on life can change how a person feels about his or herself. Though, the term egocentrism refers to the natural restriction on individuals perception caused by the simple fact that they can only see the world from their perspective. It takes distinctive determination to see the world from any viewpoint other than through their personal eyes....   [tags: Developmental psychology, Adolescence, Thought]

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Horrific Affect of Pestcides in A Fable for Tomorrow from the Book Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

- ... Moreover, she shows how the pesticides have caused “several sudden and unexplained death, not only among adults but even among children” (29). By this, Carson greatly emphasizes how pesticides can not only affect animals but event humans. Further analysis of this quote shows that Carson wants people to understand how using pesticides can kill them. Furthermore, Carson describes how the environment can be affected by pesticides when she states that “ the roadsides are now lined with browned and withered vegetation as though swept by fire” (29)....   [tags: agriculture, environment, habitats]

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The Adventures of Esplandian, by Garci Rodriguez Ordonez De Montalvo

- Myth… legend or fable. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines a myth as, “A story that was told in an ancient culture to explain a practice, belief, or natural occurrence.” Children, often sit around, listening to their elders speak of myths. These myths have existed throughout American culture for many centuries and will continue for many centuries to come. These myths, legends, and fables provide the elders with enjoyment, as they observe the children, listening so intensely, believing every detail, amazed at the unimaginable adventures told in each story....   [tags: myth, legen, fable, california dream]

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`` Northanger Abbey `` By Jane Austen

- Jane Austen’s novel, “Northanger Abbey” was written in 1797-98 and wasn’t published at London after her death in 1818. The novel is about a teenage girl, never been far away from home, Catherine goes on an adventure to Bath, unexpectedly ending up falling for Henry Tilney. Invited by the Tilney to visit their home at Northanger Abbey, Catherine became uneasy with an mystery instinct, like the mystery novels she read, of General Tilney, Henry’s father, possibility hiding dark secrets of neglecting his wife and caused her death....   [tags: Jane Austen, Novel, Northanger Abbey, Fable]

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The Lion And The Mouse

- Objectives: Students will be able to, in a group, theatrically read “The Lion and the Mouse” using a variety of the vocal elements including “volume, pitch, rate, tone, articulation, and vocal expression”. Students will be able to retell the fable “The Lion and the Mouse” using vocal elements of volume, pitch, rate, tone, and articulation to express the perspective of the lion or the mouse. Students will be able to collaborate as a group to write a script for an original fable of their own creation and will perform through movement and voice (act it out)....   [tags: Narrative, Narratology, Predation, Literature]

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The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Tortoise and the Hare

- “Fables” Introduction: Now I know a little bit about fables, after doing a little bit of research in my English class. I know that fables are short stories that center upon animals. Fables also all have morals at the end, stated outright, or inferred. These morals are sometimes called Aesops, after the original creator of fables. Aesop was a Greek slave who wrote a lot of fables. “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” and “The Tortoise and the Hare” are two of the most famous Aesops in America. Aesops are primarily short stories; they can range from a few sentences to a page....   [tags: fables, animals, aesops]

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Analysis Of Tzvetan Todorov 's Detective Fiction

- Tzvetan Todorov views detective fiction as literature that speaks for itself and needs no introduction. According to Todorov, detective fiction should adapt to its new genre instead of going beyond traditional literature (43). Todorov views detective fiction as two separate entities: the crime that establishes the groundwork of the story and the investigation that backtracks the crime in a logical manner. Todorov believes that these stories, “in their purest form,” are completely independent from each other but are essential in the creation of a detective story (43)....   [tags: Detective fiction, Edgar Allan Poe]

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The Importance of Fables

- Introduction: A fable is a narrative that teaches a moral through the use of animals as the main character. Fables toy with the idea of human vanity. Fables are very popular in children’s literature as it teaches children lessons while keeping them interested with the animal characters. Fables were westernized through the help of Aesop. It is unknown whether or not Aesop was a real person but is viewed as one of the fathers of fables. Modern editions contain up to 200 fables and are growing. I am writing this paper in order to inform you, the reader, about the importance of fables....   [tags: literary analysis, children literature]

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Shah’s Fables in The Way of Sufi

- Shah’s Fables in The Way of Sufi       When most people answer the question, "What is a fable?" they usually define it as a story with talking animals that teaches readers a lesson or moral. Although most fables do fit into this category, Idries Shah, an author of many fables, believes that there is more to a fable than just being an interesting story that teaches a lesson. In fact, Shah writes in the "Forward" of his book Reflections, "Do you imagine that fables exist only to amuse or to instruct, and are based upon fiction....   [tags: Way of Sufi Essays]

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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

- In the book, Things Fall Apart, there are a couple of folktales that are extended throughout the book. These folktales contributes to and comments on the central narrative of the story. Animals and folktales were important to the Igbo people. They used animals in fables and stories to demonstrate their beliefs and rituals. With all rituals, animals and symbols play a crucial role in Igbo society. The fable of the Tortoise and the Birds has uncanny similarities with Okonkwo and his rise and fall....   [tags: animals, folk tales]

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The Moral of the Story

- The Genre I choose was fables. Fables all started in remote locations and where told by word of mouth well before they were written in books. Fables have been passed down from generation to generation. So, most fables we know today have traces to generations past. Fables also give insight to past customs, old traditions, beliefs, customs and rites. Fables are generally short stories in prose or verse which tell the story of animals, people or things. Many fables take animals, mythical creatures, plants, inanimate objects or force of nature and given them human characteristics and qualities....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Animal Farm: Comparing The Book To The Movie

- The novel…no…no…it’s not really a novel, it’s more of a fable. The fable by George Orwell…no…no…George Orwell isn’t his real name. His real name is Eric Blair. He wrote under a pen name to save him and his family embarrassment from earlier books he had written. The fable, by Eric Blair is a cute story how animals take over a farm. Well, actually the farm and the animals are just symbols. The fable by Eric Blair is political satire on the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and the events that followed....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Literary Genres of Canterbury Tales

- Within William Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, many familiar medieval literary genres may be found. A very common tale that Chaucer uses is the fabliau, which is best portrayed in "The Miller's Tale." Another comedic genre, the beast fable, creates a moral through the use of animals instead of humans. In the Nun's Priest's Tale, Chaucer uses this fable to great effect. A third type of tale, the Breton lays, uses "The Franklin's Tale" to bring out the nobility of love. All three of these tales bring comedy and structure to a somewhat corrupt and violent clash of characters in William Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales....   [tags: World Literature]

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The Hidden Meaning of The Nun's Priest's Tale

- The Hidden Meaning of The Nun's Priest's Tale      It has been suggested that a "Chaucer tale exploits the nature of its genre but also draws attention to the ideological biases and exclusions inherent in the genre"2. In my opinion The Nun's Priest's Tale is a wonderful example of Chaucer testing the bounds of his chosen genre - in this case the beast fable. What is a beast fable. Obviously a tale about animals, but one where "animals are used as embodiments or caricatures of human virtues, vices, prudences, and follies ......   [tags: Nun’s Priest’s Tale Essays]

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Use of Animals in Japanese Fables

- Japanese Fables The influence from within and everywhere else. Think back to when you were a child and to when your parents read you stories. Chances are pretty good that some of the stories you encountered were fables. For those people who do not know what a fable is, it is a story that uses animals in the place of using human beings. In researching Japanese tales, I did not have a hard time finding an abundance of fables. In relating fables to the Japanese life, I discovered that animals play an important role in Japanese culture....   [tags: Japanese Fables]

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Irony in Punishing the Innocent

- The animal allegory is a common device it storytelling, using specific animals to represent certain virtues or vices, ending in a moral teaching. These animals represent a quality that is central and unchanging, it is not in their nature to develop and evolve, and they stand as a single metaphor. Ben Johnson used allegory in the creation of his play Volpone or as it is styled in the in Quarto edition, Volpone, the Foxe (Parker 2), where each human character is quickly established through Italian names and other means as relating to a single allegorical character....   [tags: volpone, animal allegory, ben johnson]

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Silent Spring By Rachel Carson

- The world is categorized into many ecospheres, among all, water and land. Upon further analysis, it is evident that both nature and humanity are interdependent. However, our anthropocentric views on the world have led to a golden age of mass production, accelerating beyond natures ability to regenerate itself. In the late 1950s nature was not seen as an item of importance, during the time civilization was captured by the topic of civil rights for the human being, rather than the detrimental natural surroundings....   [tags: Environmentalism, DDT, The Reader, Emotion]

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The Development Of Sensorimotor Intelligence

- From the newborn baby you to the present day you, you would agree that you are not the person you were when you were born. Obviously, you have more knowledge, you have changed physically, and emotionally. There are plenty of things everyone can probably look back at and laugh about the ridiculous things we would believe, or the hilarious sayings that our family members still hold us by. What we probably don’t look back at is how we developed into the young men, and ladies we have become. Our influence could’ve been from other adults such as our parents, or from the genetics inside of us....   [tags: Morality, Jean Piaget, Childhood, Adolescence]

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Japanese Fables: The Influences

- Think back to when you were a child, and when your parents read you stories. Do you recall any of these stories being about animals. Chances are good that you heard fables as a child. For those who don’t know what a fable is, a fable is a story that uses animals in the place of humans. In relating fables to the Japanese culture, I discovered that animals play an important role in Japanese culture. And as in most cultures, stories play a big role also. So by using common sense, any person could assume, and be accurate, that there are many fables in Japanese culture....   [tags: Japanese Fables, Japan, Fables, ]

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Allegory is a story that works on two levels.

- Allegory is a story that works on two levels. "Mature readers appreciate the powerful satire on communism gone wrong, while for younger readers it is a hilarious fable of the farmyard."-Animal Farm As explained in the quote above, Animal Farm is a story that works on two levels. One level is simple, and the other one is the more complex and sophisticated. I would like to explain these levels in this essay. But first, I would like to clearly explain what the word allegory means by giving some examples from well-known fables....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Nun's Priest's Tale in the Canterbury Tales

- Chaucer's "The Nun's Priest's Tale" is at once a fable, a tale of courtly love, and a satire mocking fables and courtly love traditions. To this end, Chaucer makes use of several stylistic techniques involving both framing and content. The tale begins and ends with "a poor widwe somdeel stape in age" (line 1), but the majority of the content involves not the widow but the animals on her farm, in particular an arrogant rooster name Chauntecleer. The first mention of the main character does not come until the twenty-ninth line, after twenty-eight lines of minute description of the widow and the farm....   [tags: Geoffrey Chaucer]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- The main purpose of satire is to attack, and intensely criticise the target subject. This is superbly carried out in the classic piece of satire, Animal Farm. The main targets at the brunt of this political satire are the society that was created in Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, and the leaders involved in it. George Orwell successfully condemns these targets through satirical techniques such as irony, fable, and allegory. The immediate object of attack in Orwell's political satire is the society that was created in Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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The Lion and the Mouse who Returned a Kindness

-      Aesop among many other prominant authors wrote tales of animals taking on human characteristics, but none is so prevelant as the reputation of the mighty lion. Known as the king of animals, the lion appears as an object of strength and nobility in countless aspects of life including history, literature, art, astronomy, movies, and dance.      Who is this amazing creature. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the lion (Panthera Leo) is a flesh-eating animal that live cheifly in sandy plains and rocky places where there are thorn thickets and tall grass....   [tags: Aesop, Aesop's Fables]

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Child Development Applications : Christian, 12 Years Old

- I. Child Development Applications: Christian, 12 years old, is dealing with depression because of the loss of his friends but also has found out that his father had to deal with depression too when he was younger. The doctor said this could also have been passed down to his son through genetics making him more vulnerable to the stress and lost off friends. Seeing that his ex-friends ignore him now and don 't have many friends, he feels like he doesn 't fit in and like the outcast. He doesn 't get teased but feels like no one understands him and that he has no one this could be interpreted has he creating his own personal fable....   [tags: Developmental psychology, Jean Piaget, Emotion]

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Zarathustra's Three Metamorphoses, Applied to Modernism

- The 1859 publication of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species had dramatic consequences, among them the creation of doubt about God’s place in a world where species independently evolve and continually change. Darwin had not merely questioned God; he had shaken one of the core Christian beliefs: that God had created a flawless and unchanging earth. When Darwin’s ideas were not scientifically disproven, the basis of Christianity itself was called into question. That questioning continued as scientific discovery advanced....   [tags: God, Godlessness, Values, Darwin]

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Changes Through Adolescence And Its Effects

- Changes through Adolescence There is an entire section devoted adolescence and most of these changes are due to to puberty and the changes may be more dramatic than the last couple phases put together just because of everything that happens. All the various that can happen can all be traced back to puberty , everything from their physical maturity down to the new-found emotional maturity. There is probably not a single factor of the child 's life that is not affected by this , their love of toys or hobbies change , their preference in people can change , and even their personality can drastically change....   [tags: Puberty, Adolescence, Psychology]

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A Marxist Reading of Shakespeare's Coriolanus

- A Marxist Reading of Coriolanus       One popular dissecting instrument of any Shakespearean character is the modern tool of psychoanalysis. Many of Shakespeare's great tragic heroes-Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, and Othello, to name a few-have all been understood by this method of plying back and interpreting the layers of motivation and desire that constitute every individual. Add to this list Shakespeare's Roman warrior Coriolanus. His strong maternal ties coupled with his aggressive and intractable nature have been ideal fodder for modern psychoanalytic interpretation....   [tags: Coriolanus Essays]

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The Consequences of No Education

- In the year 2020, Kevin Hanley works as a janitor. By 2050, his son is a beggar on the street. How did this happen to all the Kevin Hanley’s in just one generation. That story was just fictional, titled “The Fable of the Lazy Teenager” by Ben Stein. It was about the decline of America through the derogation of the American education system. If the education system fails, than we will become no better than our ancestors in that we will have no education and therefore be back to the starting block positions of beast of burden....   [tags: textbooks, education, problems, animals]

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Animal Farm By George Orwell

- George Orwell’s novella, Animal Farm is a satirical allegorical read which presents the events that occurred during the Russian Revolution 1905. Politically controversial in its time the fable uses many aesthetic features and genre to position readers to view Orwell’s perspectives on Joseph Stalin and the Russian Revolution and the treacherous corruptions that followed as seen in Orwell’s eyes. Animal farm is thought to be one of the most accurate representations of the Russian revolution and corruption within....   [tags: Soviet Union, Animal Farm, Irony]

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The Use of Distortion as a Literary Device in George Orwell's Animal Farm

- Animal Farm, by George Orwell, is an excellent example of distortion as a literary device. The story is set up as a fable using a third person objective viewpoint and personification of animals to represent historical figures and stereotypes. Distortion can also be found in much of the symbolism throughout the novel. Similar to a fable, Animal Farm makes use of personification. In the story, farm animals are used to represent different classes of people, from the average working man to government officials and police or military personnel....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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The Faces of Evil in Fairy Tales

- As children, we hear many stories about the interactions between good and evil. Since each story or fable have different characters, the description of evil and good are different from one another. The good character will have different characteristic compared to evil one. “There are relatively few ways to do good, but countless ways to do evil, which can therefore have a much greater impact on our lives, and the lives of others beings capable of suffering. “ written by Plato. This saying could be the same for how the characteristics of good and evil effect how we see characters in fairy tales....   [tags: The Little Red Riding Hood]

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Environment in Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

- In the introduction of “Silent Spring” written by Rachel Carson in 1962, more than 50 years ago the writer attempts to warn us that human beings will end by destroying the earth in the opening quote. She shows that human beings are causing harmful effects to the environment and the environment becomes polluted day by day. First, to lead to the issue, the author starts with a fable. She describes a beautiful natural town, but then the appearance of human beings brought a strange blight and everything began to change....   [tags: farming, organisms, toxic production]

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George Orwell's Animal Farm

- George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm is a satirical fable that illustrates his criticisms towards the society. He uses the novel in the form of a fable to communicate his attitude towards the political system of soviet Russia. “All animals are equal but some are more equal than others.” In this novel, the autocracy, exploited working class, and evolution of the pigs of Animal Farm demonstrate a caricature of the social evolution in Soviet Russia. Orwell uses a circular plot to emphasize the cycle of revolution and the inevitability of dictatorship....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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Aesop’s Fables

- Aesop’s fables were written around 300 BCE, and originated from Greece (“Aesop par. 6). Although most of the fables are about animals, they display the characteristics of humans. Fables are usually short and easy to comprehend, and all fables have their own morals, however; some fables have more than one. Aesop’s fables may seem childish and pointless, but they were written to point out the flaws and strengths of human beings. Most fables have a central problem that the main character must solve, and have been very important to society as a whole....   [tags: greeks, aesop]

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding

- William Golding explores the vulnerability of society in a way that can be read on many different levels. A less detailed look at the book, Lord of the Flies, is a simple fable about boys stranded on an island. Another way to comprehend the book is as a statement about mans inner savage and reverting to a primitive state without societies boundaries. By examining the Lord of the Flies further, it is revealed that many themes portray Golding’s views, including a religious persecution theme. Golding includes the theme of religious persecution to remind people of mans true nature, and by doing so alludes the fact that the next time society deteriorates, due to nuclear war, may be the last....   [tags: essays research papers]

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An Analysis of The Thurber Carnival

- An Analysis of The Thurber Carnival       The Fables for Our Time contained in Thurber's The Thurber Carnival are, in my opinion, particularly good examples of a writer successfully 'breaking frames' in order to create humor and satire. In this essay I am going to explore the main methods Thurber uses to create humor and satire in the fables "The Shrike and the Chipmunks" and "The Unicorn in the Garden"2. Firstly though, what do I mean by the 'broken frame'. This is a reference to the idea that the violation of our 'frames of reference', and the recognition of the incongruity caused by it, is the basic element of humour....   [tags: Thurber Carnival Essays]

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Aesop of Aesop's Fables

- Some may say that Aesop is infamous for the life he led over 2000 years ago and mostly for the hundreds of fables that have been attributed to his name since. Aesop’s fables have reached countless generations since he is reported to have been alive, and they continue to be a part of the lives of many. Not every fable, however, that has been linked to Aesop is his own original material. In actuality, there are many fables attributed to Aesop that, for a variety of reasons, couldn’t possibly be his own....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Bluest Eye - Morrison's Attempt to Induce White Guilt

- The Bluest Eye - Morrison's Attempt to Induce White Guilt I've heard the fable before, three times in fact. Originally, the oracle in question was always an old man, an Asian philosopher and blind. The boys carried in a live bird, not a dead bird as she described as a "small bundle of life sacrificed" or the absence of bird altogether. The boys asked the same question. If the philosopher answered dead, they would let it fly away, but if he answered alive, they would kill it and drop it at his feet, proving him wrong with either answer....   [tags: Bluest Eye Essays]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.” This simple quote from Animal Farm, which at first seems merely humorous, can provide valuable insight into the values and ideas expressed in the novel. George Orwell uses various language forms and features to convey the ideas that are evident in Animal Farm. Such features include allegory, fable, satire, imagery and characterization. They are used to provide understanding of the purpose of the composition and in doing so convey ideas such as greed, propaganda, utopia, work ethic, betrayal and warnings....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Introduction To Hard Times

- The shortest of Dickens' novels, Hard Times, was also, until quite recently, the least regarded of them. The comedy is savagely and scornfully sardonic, to the virtual exclusion of the humour - that delighted apprehension of and rejoicing in idiosyncrasy and absurdity for their own sakes, which often cuts right across moral considerations and which we normally take for granted in Dickens. Then, too, the novel is curiously skeletal. There are four separate plots, or at least four separate centres of interest: the re-education through suffering of Mr....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Human Thought

- Information processing theory informs the systematic description of human thought mechanism that benefits to assimilate the cognitive development. It initiates with some input and after processing brain provides some sort of output. All humans have the two distinct modes of information processing named analytic thought and intuitive thought, which develops during period of adolescence. Analytic thought requires a state of focused attention, brain capacity, intellectual maturity, motivation, and, practice (Berger 367)....   [tags: Psychology]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Aesop 's Fables ' Stories Written By A Slave And Story Teller

- Aesop’s Fables, stories written by a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE, contains the tale The Crow and the Pitcher. This fable describes the struggle of a thirsty crow and a pitcher filled with water at the bottom, out of reach of the crow’s beak. The bird tries to push the pitcher over, and fails, but he refuses to give up. He begins to collect up pebbles, and drops them into the pitcher until the water is pushed up and high enough from him to drink from....   [tags: Brain, Intelligence, Human brain, Frontal lobe]

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Analysis Of `` Fables For Tomorrow `` And ' The Clan Of One Breasted Women '

- Two essays read by the class, “Fables for Tomorrow” and “The Clan of One-Breasted Women”, target the idea that chemical compounds have an impact on nature. They make it a priority to get their points across that limiting pesticides and chemical compounds will help make America, and other places around the world a better place. They provide very educational messages in getting their points across about the dangerous roles the pesticides play in the world today. Humans and the government cause this through authorization of plenty of the events going on in the environment....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, United States, Nuclear weapons]

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Myth of the Lost Cause: Why the Confederate Loss Was Not Inevitable

- For over a century, many writers and historians theorized that the Confederate loss during the Civil War was, in fact, inevitable, and that they were only fighting a losing war against an overwhelming invading force. This idea shows the southern gentleman, in his honor, taking up arms against what was obviously a superior foe in order to preserve their state’s rights, their families, and their homes, with no hope of coming out the victor in the contest. This is a romantic notion of a time forgotten where gentlemen fought a barbaric would-be conquering force in order that their economic tyranny be forced upon the southern gentleman....   [tags: civil war, lost cause, edward pollard]

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Environmental Pollution is Causing Serious and Lasting Damage to the Earth

- ... If we want to stop producing carbon dioxide we could be performed by eliminating the agriculture technology and transportation, which might causes other people to have a less enjoyment such as driving to work every day in the car and giving up products made in factories that cause carbon dioxide serious pollution. In addition, due to the expansion of modern agricultural technology, farmers tend to use a lot of chemical fertilizers and pesticides to increase the harvest. Many burning processes, such as wood and coal fires, wood stoves, and the burning of fuel in cars harvest tiny elements of carbon, in the form of smoke....   [tags: chemical, protection, agriculture]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Lovely Bones '

- Chapter 2- In the film August in Osage County, a family dinner is used to reveal secrets and change the course of the plot. This scene is important because major plot features come to light. The characters take this time to share berate one another’s life choices. Anger at the mother’s drug addiction, the father’s death, an incestuous relationship, and previous actions towards others escalate the tensions; thus, the dinner also serves to cleanse the family of their secrets. Chapter 3- The essentials of a vampire story are “an older figure representing corrupt, outworn values; a young, preferably virginal female; a stripping away of her youth, energy, virtue; a continuance of the life force...   [tags: Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes]

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The Film ' Life Is Beautiful By Roberto Benigni

- Life is beautiful is a film about a man named Guido Orefice, his wife Dora, his son Giosuè, and Guido’s uncle Eliseo. His family is sent to a concentration camp. Guido uses his humor to hide the horror of the camp by playing a game with his son. Critics of the film say that the film is not showing the full picture of the holocaust. Proponents of the film said that the film is portraying the Holocaust, this way to have a broader audience. Roberto Benigni’s use of comedy is effective in portraying the Holocaust, while other work of writers about the Holocaust are grim, Benigni is about comedy....   [tags: Elie Wiesel, The Holocaust]

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William Faulkner 's Writing On Words, And His Theme

- Many writers work have influenced many people. One author in particular that has influenced many people over the last 50 plus years, is William Faulkner. William is known for his play on words, and his theme. Faulkner is also known as one of the greatest American authors of the 20th century. A Fable, which is his greatest work, won a Pulitzer Prize. Faulkner was raised as a southern boy, whose writing was influenced by two people and one major event, his greatest work A Fable. Preeminent figure in the twentieth century American literature, Faulkner created a complex and profound body of work in which he often explored exploration and corruption in the south....   [tags: William Faulkner, Southern United States]

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The Decline of Education: Social and Economic Inequality

- In the year 2020, Kevin Hanley works as a janitor. By 2050, his son is a beggar on the street. How did this happen to Kevin Hanley’s son. This story was just a fictional one, titled “The Fable of the Lazy Teenager” by Ben Stein. It is about the decline of America through the degradation of the American educational system. If the educational system fails, than we will become no better than our ancestors in that we will have no education, and therefore people would be back to the starting block positions of hard manual labor....   [tags: Education Reform Essays]

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Religion : A History Of A Modern Concept

- Religion is one of the most important and essential aspects in human lives throughout the history. It is evident that in the past and the present, people believed in something and someone and religion has a profound influence on people’s behavior. Religion can provide a deep meaning and sense of what is the purpose of life. Religion also contributes to people’s morals, generosity and overall kindness. If there weren’t religion, people wouldn’t be concerned if someone was watching over him or if he will reach salvation in the afterlife....   [tags: Religion, Meaning of life, Life, Islam]

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The Rich Man and Lazarus; Luke 16:19-31

- Throughout the first three gospels, Jesus uses short stories to illustrate or teach the truth known as parables. A parable is simply an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. In Matthew chapter eight verse ten, the disciples asked Jesus, “Why speakest thou unto them in parables?” Jesus replied, “Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the heaven, but to them it is not given.” There have been many discussions about the meaning of these parables as ministers and religious leaders have continued to spread God’s word....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]

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Atlantis: The Lost City, Culture, and Continent

- Everyone has heard the bedtime story of the golden lost city of Atlantis. It has been a child’s dream to discover it for decades, maybe centuries. This city has often been compared to the Garden of Eden. The birth of this fairytale lies with the Greek philosopher, Plato. Atlantis was modernly made popular by writer and U.S. Congressman, Ignatius Donnelly, in 1882 (Martin 12). According to Greek mythological history, Atlantis was founded by the god Poseidon and ruled by Atlas, a descendant of Poseidon’s ten sons of five pairs of twins, thus, the name Atlantis and Atlantic Ocean (McMullen 28; Martin 9)....   [tags: World History]

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Animal Farm: An Allegory of Russian History

- Animal Farm is an allegory of the period in Russian history between 1917 and 1944. It is a satirical story written in the form of an animal fable. In writing Animal Farm as a fable, George Orwell is able to present his subject in simple symbolic terms by treating the development of communism as a story that is taking place on a single farm with talking animals. The characters of Animal Farm represent figures in Russian history during the Russian Revolution. Places, objects, and events of the Russian Revolution are also symbolized in Animal Farm....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Analysis of Challenges to Protecting the Environment

- It is difficult for humans to live in harmony with nature because humans’ selfishness always places profits before our earth’s needs. We live in a consumer society, which we purchase interesting products and dispose of them carelessly. Those products with non-decomposable materials, which make our life easier and more comfortable, result a massive damage to our environment. In the articles, “A Fable for Tomorrow” by Rachel Carson and “Our Animals Rite” by Anna Quindlen, both authors suggest destruction in nature world due to human’s activities....   [tags: nature, environmental problem, pollution]

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The Most Dangerous Game By Richard Connell

- Did you know even though nature can be beautiful it can sometimes be deadly.In The Most Dangerous Game, Rainsford begins to see the awe-instilling power of nature and how it can hurt us. The Most Dangerous Game Written by Richard Connell is a story about the dangers of nature and the ethical question of if we should kill animals. Connell uses irony to instill a question in the mind of the reader”Is killing animals moral?” In “The Most Dangerous Game,”Richard Connell uses a flip between man and animal to convey irony in the story while also using the dangerous environment of the Island to show suspense....   [tags: The Most Dangerous Game, Hunting, KILL]

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United States and South Korea Policies

- The United States (US) and the Republic of South Korea (ROK) has had several significant policy agreements and disagreements between each other for several decades after the Korean War. During President George W. Bush’s tenure in office at the White House, a couple key policy agreements between the US and ROK came to light, such as President Kim Dae Jung’s “Sunshine Policy1” officially known as the Policy of Reconciliation and Cooperation toward North Korea. The Sunshine Policy did not fare to well with Bush’s administration and they considered Kim naïve and completely annulled the Policy all together....   [tags: Foreign Policy]

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The Relationship between Fear and Hatred

- 1. Fear and hatred have a simple, yet sometimes illusive relationship. Numerous people, including Shakespeare, have defined this relationship to be that hatred originates from fear. In the first five chapters of Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo’s seemingly unrelated fear of weakness generates his unequivocal hatred toward unfortunate recipients. Okonkwo has a “fear of failure and of weakness” (13), which is exemplified by his father who “was in fact a coward and could not bear the sight of blood” (6)....   [tags: Okonkwo's Things Fall Apart]

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Graduation Speech : The Attendance Policy

- Throughout this semester in Writing and Development Processes, I feel as though I have learned some useful information. Throughout the course we have discussed different writing techniques and heard from guest speakers, knowledgeable individuals who have offered a litany of ideas for our future classrooms. These educators, both in class and on video, as well as through the teaching assistants who have filled in during Dr. Horowitz’s absences, have proved that education can come from anyone willing to share their knowledge....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Time, Pixar]

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Geoffrey Chaucer 's The Canterbury Tales

- Over the course of the semester, this British Literature course has adequately exposed myself to a variety of works of differing styles coming from a millennium of English authors and poets. With this literary immersion, some works have proved more memorable than others. Out of these select few, I hope to choose the literary work which demonstrates the greatest combination of entertainment and morals for future readers to take away from the text. After some deliberation, I found the solution obvious, as I had to write about Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales....   [tags: The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer]

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William Faulkner 's Use Of Words

- William Faulkner’s work has influenced many people today. He is known for his use of words and his theme. William Faulkner is also known as one of the greatest American authors of the twentieth century. His greatest work is A Fable, which won a Pulitzer Prize. William Faulkner was raised a southern boy, whose writing was influenced by two people and one major event, and his greatest work A Fable. A preeminent figure in twentieth-century American literature, Faulkner created a profound and complex body of work in which he often explored exploitation and corruption in the American South....   [tags: William Faulkner, Southern United States]

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Animal Farm, By George Orwell

- Pigs to Power The novel Animal Farm, published in 1945, right after the World War II ended, reflects the political problems of that period of time through another perspective where the animals decide to change roles, and do not allow humans to control them. This period covers the last few years of the World War II (1943-1944) in which Russia had a communist government governed by a dictator, Joseph Stalin. In the novel, the pig Napoleon represents Stalin. Stalin created a corrupt society where he robbed the citizens for his own benefits, and the ones that supported him and could help him in some way....   [tags: Soviet Union, World War II, Spanish Civil War]

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