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Marcel Breuer : A Master Of Modernism

- Marcel Breuer A Master in Modernism 1902 - 1981 Contents MODERNISM BAUHAUS FURNITURE ARCHITECTURE LIFE & WORK BIBLIOGRAPHY & CREDITS Modernism Modernism gained form circa 1850, it proposed “new forms of art on the grounds that these were more appropriate to the (present) time. It is therefore characterised by constant innovation and a rejection of conservative values such as the realistic depiction of the world. This has led to experiments with form and to an emphasis on processes and materials....   [tags: Bauhaus, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer]

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The Controversy of Marcel Duchamp

- One of the most unique figures in the continuum of the art world, Marcel Duchamp changed the way we look at and produce art today. Marcel Duchamp was by far, one of the most controversial figures in art. Two of the most well known and talked about pieces by him are The Fountain and The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even . Duchamp created many other pieces that caught the attention of critics, other artists, and the population in a negative way; however, these two pieces alone, brought about the greatest amount of controversy....   [tags: Art]

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Dadaism and Conceptual Art: Marcel Duchamp

- In this essay I will analyze and evaluate how Duchamp’s exhibition of readymade objects changed the status and value of artistic authorship. Readymade is a term devised by Marcel Duchamp in 1915 to label manufactured objects remote from their practical setting and raised to the prestige of art by the action of an artist’s choice and label. Marcel Duchamp was a French-American painter and sculptor. His work is linked with Dadaism and conceptual art, a movement that examined suppositions of what art must be, and in what way it should be arranged....   [tags: ready-made art, modern-day-art]

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The Art of Reciprocity in The Gift by Marcel Maus

- The Art of Reciprocity The holidays, that begin promptly after Thanksgiving Day is over, are a time for gift-giving and displaying affection for others through material objects. For my family, Christmas gifts are a way to communicate thoughtfulness and overall love for one another. My identical twin sister, Samantha, shares this sentiment and spent an extended period of time looking for a present that would perfectly convey her sisterly love for me, and the fact that she actually purchased items that I would use and like exemplified her intentions....   [tags: motivation, return, economics]

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What Is Art?, And Marcel Duchamp 's The Creative Act

- ... The shoes are three dimensional representations and the nonfigurative subject, which in combined the form and structure makes the work art appear two dimensional. Salcedo consciously chose the subject of her work art after she observed her environment and related social phenomenon. The shoes did not belong to the artist herself, but relate to Salcedo’s background. These shoes belonged to the female victims, who disappeared during the Colombian Civil War in the 1960s. Salcedo was born in Colombia and grew up in that society and environment, where she experienced the worst effects of violence to people who have suffered and often disappeared under the political oppression in her village....   [tags: Art, Visual arts, Work of art, Modernism]

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Technology and Gabriel Marcel

- Technology and Gabriel Marcel ABSTRACT: I present the arguments of Gabriel Marcel which are intended to overcome the potentially negative impact of technology on the human. Marcel is concerned with forgetting or rejecting human nature. His perspective is metaphysical. He is concerned with the attitude of the "mere technician" who is so immersed in technology that the values which promote him as an authentic person with human dignity are discredited, omitted, denied, minimized, overshadowed, or displaced....   [tags: Philosophy Essays]

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Within A Budding Grove by Marcel Proust and The Trial by Franz Kafka

- When interpreting characters in novels readers perceive characters by the impressions the author provides to writers. In the novels Within A Budding Grove by Marcel Proust and The Trial by Franz Kafka the characters Albertine and Josef K. can be looked at in many different perspectives. Proust portrays Albertine to be a multifaceted, unpredictable character but when taking a step away from the narrator’s thoughts she can be seem in a completely different light. Kafka’s main character Josef K....   [tags: Within A Budding Grove Essays]

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Amazing Contemporary Art Painting, Marcel Duchamp‘s Nude Descending a Staircase

- “It’s rare that a single work of art can change the course of art history in such a concrete and dramatic way. In fact it could be argued that all contemporary art owes its very existence to one painting: Marcel Duchamp‘s Nude Descending a Staircase. A painting that is considered to be the most influential development in modern visual narrative and what is considered innovative in art” (Naumann, 2013). “Marcel Duchamp rejected “retinal art” meaning attractive to the eye. He focused more on the intellectual ideas of his work and interpretations that people had from viewing his art....   [tags: cubism, women, cultural]

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Techniques of the Body

- As human beings we are very active creatures. It is very rare we sit absolutely still with no movement at all, in fact to do so would be considered strange in most social contexts. These movements are not however sporadic, they are in fact highly controlled, practiced skills. Even when remaining relatively still, for example, to rest or sleep, we have still been taught the required skills to do so, whether it’s how to sit on a chair or lay on a bed, these are very ordinary, everyday techniques that we take for granted and perceive as something natural, but often they are technique’s we have been taught to do....   [tags: Marcel Mauss]

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Marcel Proust Defines the Self in Remembrance of Things Past

- Marcel Proust Defines the Self in Remembrance of Things Past Proust seems to be unique among the twentieth century authors in that his denial of rational thought is through the use of sensation to respond to the problem--instead of experience, for example--by defining the self as a retrievable essence comprised of all past experiences. Our human condition is defined by mortality, contingency, and discontentment. This reality combined with the new outlooks of relationships between our lives and the objects that surround us in our world, have caused authors in the twentieth century to question traditional Western thought....   [tags: Remembrance Things Past]

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The Combray Section of Marcel Proust's Swann's Way

- The Combray Section of Marcel Proust's Swann's Way        The "Combray" section of Marcel Proust's Swann's Way is an extended meditation on an idyllic past. The book begins, though, not with recollections of Combray, but with a description of the narrator's half-asleep state, a state of consciousness where he does not know where, or even who, he is. The expanded memories of his past, then, seem an attempt to establish a stable sense of self, a sense that continually eludes him. In this exploration, which constitutes the entirety of the "Combray" section, we find the narrator, a young man with literary aspirations, struggling to understand the characters of his childhood in a way t...   [tags: Swann's Way]

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Analysis Of The Fountain, And The Rite Of Spring, By Vaslav Nijinsky

- Art is an expression, it is the byproduct of what an artist is feeling, thinking, doing and seeing. Some works of art have become notorious for the roles they have played in revolutionizing the world of art and the issues in society they have brought attention to. The reason art can have such an immense impact is because it is a direct reflection of what is going on in the world at that time and how the artist feels about it. Artistic masterpieces have the power to change the way one thinks and feels about a certain subject, idea or law....   [tags: Art, Marcel Duchamp, The Rite of Spring]

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Richard Huelsenbeck 's Manifesto - First German Dada Manifesto

- ... It accomplished this by tearing the conventional ethics, culture, and inwardness, according to Huelsenbeck. Dada or Dadaism was a form of artistic anarchy. It despised social, political and cultural values of the time. However, it did embrace elements of art, music, poetry, theatre, dance and politics. Dada was not so much a style of art like Cubism or Fauvism; it was more a protest movement with an anti-establishment manifesto. Artists from this movement are known for their use of readymade objects - everyday objects that could be bought and presented as art with little changed made by the artist....   [tags: Dada, Art, Marcel Duchamp, Aesthetics]

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How Art Is Good Or Bad?

- ... Art has an infinite amount of styles, techniques, and methods that make every piece different; they are generalized into the elements of art, and principles of design. Analyzing art through the elements and principles of design are the easiest way to tell the complexity of a piece and the skill of the artist, with more areas covered and the mastery shown in an area, reflect the artists ability. “The Veiled Virgin” created by Giovanni Strazza, shows exemplary skill in multiple areas of elements and principles of design....   [tags: Art, Arts, Marcel Duchamp, Aesthetics]

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Personal Knowledge And Knowledge On The Foundation Of Shared Knowledge

- ... The arts in itself have an extremely broad definition with a wide variety of interpretations as to what can be considered art, through this large variety the knowledge issue of “to what extent is preliminary skill and education and art required to impact the collective community in the Arts” is formed. The arts primarily rely on the emotions and intuition but are influenced by others and their opinions. When evaluating the Arts as an Area of Knowledge, I came across the work of “Fountain” a 1917 work produced by Marcel Duchamp in my ToK class....   [tags: Art, Arts, Marcel Duchamp, Visual arts]

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Bauhaus : A German Term Meaning

- Bauhaus is a German term meaning the house of construction and commonly understood by many as the school of building and operates from the year 1919 to the end of 1933 . The institution was founded by Walter Gropius and was located in Weimar. This paper shall critically analyze whether Bauhaus succeeded in merging art with mass production and technology what challenges they went through and if at all their ideals were limited to design for an elite. However, this school was closed by the Nazi government, because of its communist ideals, as opposed to the ideals of Nazism....   [tags: Bauhaus, Walter Gropius, Germany, Marcel Breuer]

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Analysis Of Ian Mcewan 's Atonement

- ... In the first part of Atonement, the narration of each character seems to be an indifferent approach from stereotypical character development. The first 70 pages have a lengthy summation of all points of view, which, share a common origin, the Tallis house, and these summations also enter into an almost cinematic description with adverbs like “a gently rocking" sheet of water and the "coyly drooping" head of a nettle between character dialogue and situation (McEwan, 130, 150). From these points of views, the novel possesses a “narration of conciseness,” which most notably is a defining literary technique used by Virginia Woolf and William Faulkner....   [tags: Fiction, Novel, Ian McEwan, Marcel Proust]

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Life of Pi by Yann Martel

- Life of Pi by Yann Martel, first published in 2002, is the story of Piscine Molitor Patel. Piscine, later shortened by himself to Pi, is the main character, the protagonist, and throughout most of this novel just a teenager. At the beginning of the story the reader is taken to the world of Pondicherry, India and to the Pondicherry Zoo run by the Patel Family. The Patel family consists of Pi’s mom, Gita, his dad Santosh and his older brother Ravi. As Pi grows up he takes you through his good and bad times, he takes you through the four religions....   [tags: Life of Pi, Yann Martel]

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Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

- According to Arthur Tugman, “The moral of a story is better guessed than falsely expressed”. The moral of Life of Pi by Yann Martel is to help people believe in things greater, higher and different than factual things. The author tries to achieve this goal by exceptional storytelling, which becomes the most important aspect of the novel because the reader is given a choice between two stories. While talking about those who rely fully on reason, Pi, the protagonist, accuses that they “lack imagination and miss the better story” (70)....   [tags: Life of Pi, Yann Martel]

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Life Of Pi By Yann Martel

- ... Pi then says that the only explanation for zoomorphism is that the “measure of madness moves life in strange but saving ways”(85). The rhinoceros and goats get along because the rhinoceros, “[is] in need of companionship”(85), and without the goats, the rhinoceros would become depressed and die. This explanation of zoomorphism is major foreshadowing and background on why Richard Parker and Pi can live together on the lifeboat. Like the rhinoceros, both Pi and Richard Parker would have died without the company of another being....   [tags: Religion, Yann Martel, Life of Pi]

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Yann Martel's Grandeur in "Life of Pi"

- Throughout the ages authors have dedicated themselves to trying to find a literary formula that will transport readers to another dimension and get them fully absorbed in the world they have created. Inside this world, through trials and triumph, sorrow and success, adversity and achievement, a story takes place. Symbols and images are carefully woven into the text to enrich the themes the author believes will enlighten his or her audience. Yann Martel makes a memorable contribution to this pool of authors in his novel Life of Pi....   [tags: Yann Martel, Life of Pi]

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The Savagery in The Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

- In the book Life of Pi, written by Yann Martel, the idea of the boundaries between savagery and humanity are tossed around quite a bit. In Pi’s life or death situation, the idea of savagery becomes a little obscured by the desperation to survive. There are several acts within the story that people who are not in Pi’s situation would possibly see as being savage. As I read the text, I see most of Pi’s actions as a need to survive. Pi creates the character of Richard Parker, who is portrayed as a Bengal tiger, to justify his incidents of savagery....   [tags: Yann Martel, survival, savage]

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Life Of Pi By Yann Martel

- ... Such development is also seen in Pi’s second story when he states that after he killed the Frenchman he “turned to God” and only then was he able to survive (Martel 311). In Pi’s eyes God is his savior, and it is only because of God that Pi was able to survive the torturous conditions he was placed in. The details given in this passage by Pi are few and far between, as he is giving just the broad strokes of his journey because he doesn’t want to share his horrid experiences, yet it is only after Pi turns to God that he survives....   [tags: Yann Martel, Life of Pi, Religion, Canada Reads]

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The Character Of Pi By Yann Martel

- ... “I struggled to shore and fell upon the sand. I looked about. I was truly alone, orphaned not only of my family, but now of Richard Parker, and Nearly, I thought, of God. Of course, I wasn’t. This beach, so soft, firm and vast, was like the check of God, and somewhere two eyes were glittering with pleasure and a mouth was smiling at having me” (Martel 155). After surviving on a life boat for 227 days and finally reaching shore, Pi thinks of God first and feels a sense of gratitude. When Yann Martel visits Pi once he is settled down with a family post all the traumatizing events of his life he notes Pi’s sincere faith in God....   [tags: Yann Martel, Life of Pi, Canada Reads]

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Life Of Pi By Yann Martel

- Life of Pi, written by Yann Martel, is a novel that tells the story of an Indian boy named Piscine (Pi) Patel. He is the protagonist who tells the story through his point of view. He and his family travel on a ship called the Tsimtsum to travel from India to Canada. This ship also contains many animals since Pi’s family owns a zoo. Unfortunately, a ship wreck occurs, killing Pi’s family and he is left as the only survivor. He is stranded on a lifeboat with a hyena, orangutan, zebra and a Royal Bengal Tiger for around 227 days....   [tags: Yann Martel, Life of Pi, Canada Reads]

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Life Of Pi By Yann Martel

- ... I still see him in my dreams. They are nightmares mostly, but nightmares tinged with love. Such is the strangeness of the human heart.” (7). This was the endurance of Pi that continued and made his survival concrete. Once Pi accepted this part of him, the realization of what he would do to survive, he has knowledge about himself that few people are able to know: how much of an “animal” we are. The question of what we would do to survive, answered with a “selfish hunger for survival” (133). Pi states something interesting at the beginning of the book about animal behaviour: “Social inferior animals are the ones that make the most strenuous, resourceful efforts to get to know they’re keepe...   [tags: Yann Martel, Life of Pi, Canada Reads]

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Life Of Pi By Yann Martel

- ... “Dead fish. They were floating up from the deep down [in the pond]. The pond … was filling up with all kinds of dead fish” (page 349). This event does not seem like something that could ever happen. It does not seem like this is the first time it happened. If the fish in the waterhole were dying often than fish would have to be migrating from another location. Since the location is a lake however, this seems unlikely. Pi creates a blind Frenchman who boards Pi’s ship and tries to kill him so that Pi can fill in some holes in his tale with Richard Parker and the other animals....   [tags: Yann Martel, Life of Pi, Canada Reads]

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The Life Of Pi By Yann Martel

- ... Of course Pi is very unwanting of this as stated by this quote. “We did not want to live in a country of gale-force winds and minus two-hundred-degree winters.” (Pg.111). Pi, being very loving of his father, accepts that he will go still and does not complain very much for this reason. Pi heads onto a ship called the “Tsimtsum”( a cargo ship that will help to transport Pi’s father’s animals to the new land) where his where his life will change drastically, and not for the better at that. The ship sinks in the middle of the Pacific Ocean....   [tags: Yann Martel, Life of Pi, Pacific Ocean]

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Life Of Pi By Yann Martel

- Life of Pi written by Yann Martel is categorized as a religion novel describes the incredible story of a young man Pi survives alone from the shipwreck for 227 days with the company of a Bengal Tiger Richard Park. Martel states at the beginning of his book that this is a book to convince people to believe in God (Martel, Life of Pi Author’s Note Xi). As the story of Pi is recognized by the world not only through the novel but also through the adapted movie, which was directed by Ang Lee and won many prices in The Oscars, Martel achieves his purpose in many different ways....   [tags: Man Booker Prize, Yann Martel, Faith, Life of Pi]

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Mythological Hero Of Pi By Yann Martel

- ... When the ship sinks, Pi gets separated on a lifeboat stranded alone with only the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan and a Bengali tiger. This validates Pi’s unawareness of what to do in the circumstances. The ordeal, when the hero faces their greatest fear and briefly meets death is the harshest stage of the journey. In Life of Pi the best example of Pi facing this stage would be the second threatening thunderstorm with Pi and the tiger, Richard Parker are in the lifeboat. In that moment, Pi’s greatest fear is losing Richard Parker who he believes is the reason for his survival....   [tags: Yann Martel, Life of Pi, Man Booker Prize]

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Life of Pi by Yann Martel

- Life of Pi is intended, so Martel tells us, to make the reader believe in God. This bold, apparently evangelical, premise locates it on a dangerous moral high ground. D.H. Lawrence warned against using the novel as a forum for the author to assert his own moral or religious belief: Morality in the novel is the trembling instability of the balance....   [tags: Life Pi Yann Martel]

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Life of Pi by Yann Martel

- “Bapu Gandhi said, ‘All religions are true.’ I just want to love God” (Martel 76; ch.23) says Pi in response to being rebuked for his practice of multiple religions. The notion that religion should not be discussed in polite company is demonstrated clearly by the scene Martel depicts in Chapter 23 of “life of Pi”, in which the pundits of Hinduism, Islam and Christianity come almost to blows over Pi’s enthusiastic practice of the three. It is this youthful fascination which equips him for the turbulent time yet to face him, and it is the Truth he discovers in the three religions, unaffected by adult-like notions of exclusivity which benefits him....   [tags: Martel Life Pi Analysis]

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Life of Pi by Yann Martel

- Fear is one of human's emotions that sometimes prevent humans to be successful. The other acceptable definitions for fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the nearness danger or expectation of pain. The main character in the novel that called Life of Pi written by Yann Martel is Pi who challenges with many issues in his journey from India to Canada. One of the issues is living alone on the lifeboat in the middle of ocean with a Bengal tiger for while. One can learn to deal with fear as Pi deals with the tiger that called Richard Parker....   [tags: Life Pi Martel Analysis]

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Life of Pi by Yann Martel

- Life of Pi by Yann Martel The book Life of Pi was basically about the life and times of Piscine Molitor Patel. Pi grew up in India with his mother, father, and his older brother Ravi. In the following paragraphs you will learn more about what I read. Growing up in India was the best place to be to Pi. Pi's family owned the nearby zoo that was called the Pondicherry Zoo it was the only zoo in all of India. They named it the Pondicherry Zoo after the town they lived in. All the people and animals in the zoo knew Pi very well....   [tags: Life Pi Yann Martel]

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Analysis of Countee Cullens Yet Do I Marvel

- Analysis of Countee Cullens Yet Do I Marvel Poetry is often meant to be smooth, flowing, pleasing to the ear and the mind. To achieve this effect, many poets use different poetic techniques to help convey the meanings of their poetry. In the sonnet, 'Yet Do I Marvel' written by Countee Cullen, many different features of poetry is used. In this essay, I will discuss the relationship between the meanings and the theme Cullen tries to convey in his sonnet and the techniques of metaphors, both religious and non-religious, allusions to Greek mythology, different rhyme schemes and repetition that he uses....   [tags: Countee Cullen Yet Do I Marvel Essays]

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Histories of Product Regulations an Article by M. Markel

- ... Later it produces more mold (fungi) and produces more and more spores and the cycle continues (McDunnigan). Chlorophyll is not needed for fungi to get food from (Urbauer). Tiny holes in the bread are always full with mold spores (Anissimov 1). Fungi gets food from whatever they are growing on (Urbauer). Enzymes are also called proteins (Chen). Molds need water to over throw the light needed for proteins (Chen). Proteins work in mold better in warm temperatures (Chen). Proteins do not work good in cold temperatures (Chen)....   [tags: bread and jam, fda]

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The Marvel Of Paradoxical Phenomena

- ... 3). Not only is the mole ignorant to the sights around him, so seems God, the all-powerful, kind one, appears blind to the suffering occurring down on earth. For otherwise “why” (ll. 2) do earthly things “die” (ll. 4). This pair suggests the connection of the speaker’s question which threads through the work. The “die” (ll.4) also works with “buried” (ll. 3) suggesting an image of death; which demonstrates a link to the paradoxes of God’s all-powerfulness. God Himself is so powerful, He can’t be affected by the human issues which confuse the human mind....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme]

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A Modern Marvel: The Hoover Dam

- The Hoover Dam is a modern marvel and a testament to American ingenuity. At over six million six hundred thousand tons and jetting seven hundred sixty feet from the canyon floor, six hundred sixty feet across the bottom and, one thousand two hundred forty four feet across the top, the structure is awe inspiring even to a modern audience. Three quarters of a century since its completion it still stands as a symbol of one of the greatest construction projects of the ages. The need for a dam to block the Colorado River was not a new idea when construction began in 1931, but had been mulled around since the dawn of the century....   [tags: dam, power, project]

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Marvel: The Comic Book

- Marvel, a name known in the comic-book world and throughout the entire world. It is a name recognized by the young and old, men and women, and people of all ethnic groups. Whether in comics, movies, toys, the Internet or any other sort of media, Marvel is known on a global scale. Most of all it is a brand name recognized by many in the United States. But just because it is popular, does it make it appropriate to purchase their products. Just because Marvel is a big name, does it make a name Americans should associate themselves with....   [tags: super-heroes, x-men, depression]

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Disney's Merger with Marvel Comics: Will Marvel Suffer from this Merge?

- “Disney Bought Marvel!” a headline on the financial page of the Nashua Telegraph screams. Disney, although renowned for bringing wondrous stories to light, won’t do as good a job as some people seem to think. Most people believe that Disney is a blessing for Marvel Comics, but they are sadly mistaken. Since the Fifties, Marvel Comics has built an amazing comic and graphic novel company from the ground up. Unfortunately, Disney has taken what many people have come to know and love and changed it into something different....   [tags: movies]

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Misconception of the God of Lighting Marvel's Version

- Who fits in the description of a blonde blue-eyed god, carries an electric hammer that can crush mountains and flies the god through the air, and talks in an old English Shakespeare speaking. That would be the famous Norse God of Lighting, Thor, or at least in the Marvel's version he is like that in the movie Thor. Marvel's version of Norse Mythology is actually different from the actual mythology which results a misconception of the myth to the people who watch the movie Thor. People sometime believe that Marvel's version of Norse Mythology is the actual myth of Norse Mythology itself, because they believe that Marvel is telling the true tales in their own way....   [tags: norse mythology, thor, electric hammer]

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A Look At Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

- Scientific television shows are very popular now. The most popular of these shows is “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” This article will introduce you to the show and some of its main characters. This TV show continues some of the most popular movies in theatres such as those about “Thor”, “Captain America”, “The Incredible Hulk”, and “Iron Man” . These movies are about superheroes. Everyone knows and likes these movies. The first character is Agent Phil Coulson. He is the leader of this team and played by Clark Gregg....   [tags: super hero comics hit the screen]

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X-Men: Marvel's Message for Equality

- In the world of comics, two main publishers dominate: DC Comics and Marvel Comics. DC Comics promotes superheroes such as Batman, a vigilante who began fighting crime solely to avenge the untimely death of his parents. He possesses no unique superhuman ability, other than a substantial fortune inherited from his late parents. Yet, the public in the Batman comics still adore their hero. In contrast, Marvel Comics promotes superheroes such as the X-Men, a team of superheroes who possess the X-Gene, a DNA mutation that gives each member a different ability....   [tags: Comics]

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Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

- Life is a repeating cycle of endless trials and unexpected changes. No matter how many trials had been experienced, the test in faith never ends. This is very similar to the series of numbers that make up Pi; they always come in unexpected order and are recognized as an endless series. The story Life of Pi, written by Yann Martel, is a novel about how the influence of geometry had helped a boy hold his faith in God and survive the incredible shipwreck that shaped his life forever. Piscine Molitor Patel is the main character of the story Life of Pi, known to as the nickname Pi....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]

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Life of Pi by Yann Martel

- Want Some Pi. A piece of cake. This story is more like a slice of pie. To make this pie you will need ingredients that aren’t usually in pie. The ingredients you will need include a multi-religious 16 year old Indian boy, an adult male Bengal tiger, a Zebra, and a hyena. You will then mix all of the ingredients up in the middle of the Pacific Ocean all in the confines of a 26 foot lifeboat and then you will let it sit for 227 days. The tremendous survival story is called Life of Pi by Yann Martel....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]

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Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

- One of life’s many unanswered questions is life after the end of mortality. The only plausible way humans are able to conjure up an answer is through religion. Since the forbidden fruit was picked of the calamitous tree, millions of religions have brewed and been thrown into the everlasting pot of humanity. This quest for answers of the unknown and the unique struggle of finding oneself within faith is lucidly mirrored in Life of Pi. This inimitable and emotionally exhausting novel is set in the 1970’s, when the ghastlier side of Gandhi began to emerge, and religious freedom was limited....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]

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Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

- A human has a strong desire to survive and ready to transgress his inner borders and break his principles to save his life. There are three aspects of survival: psychological, emotional and physical survival. They are all related to each other and in order to sustain one has to go through all three stages. A person has to struggle with themselves: they have to breakdown their internal principles such as high morality and deep religious commitment in order to come through Psychological, Emotional and Physical survival....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Survival Types]

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Life Of Pi by Yann Martel

- ... The way how Pi understands religion is significant because later it helps Pi to get rid of hopelessness, and gives him courage to keep trying to survive. He also learns the behaviours of the wild animals and how to deal with them. “(He watches his father feeding and communicating with animals in his father’s zoo)” (chapter around 10~12). The knowledge of the animals Lee 2 is one of the most important part when he is in the Pacific ocean with a hungry tiger which can consume Pi anytime, and it allows Pi to communicate with Richard Parker to cooperate each other....   [tags: survival, struggle, pacific ocean]

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Marvel and Toy Biz

- My previous two columns have focused on the story of my short-lived involvement with a group of investors seeking to purchase Marvel Comics in January, 1998. As I related last time, my role in examining the Marvel documents was to analyze the licensing division with an eye as to how much potential revenue we could anticipate from this area. In the end, I had to tell my fellow investors that there really wasn't a whole lot of licensing potential left. Either the rights were hopelessly entangled due to bungling on the part of Marvel's legal staff, or that most of the decent licensing properties had already been sold for many years forward, in exchange for upfront cash payments in previous yea...   [tags: essays research papers]

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William Faulkner 's A Rose For Emily, And Andrew Marvel

- ... The idea of the narrator and his mistress’s love being on a timeline acts as the underlying theme of the poem because the speaker frequently says they should not waste any time while they are young and full of emotion. Using this theme of time, the speaker ultimately satisfies his impulses because the mistress finally gives him what he has desired. He demonstrates this fulfillment in lines 35-37: “And while thy willing soul transpires at every pore with instant fires, not let us sport us while we may.” The speaker believes that time is chasing him, and he wants to control it....   [tags: Human sexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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The Hunger Games : A Woman And Marvel Made Thor A Female

- ... However, the gender segregated labor market is not the only aspect of gender inequalities with an impact on health status. Women have to save up their retirement because men get more benefits without them on their social security. Walmart has been named the culprit in the largest class action law suit in history. Over one million present and former female employees of Walmart and Sam’s Club are suing for a systematic system of lower wages, sexist corporate culture and denied promotions. In more than two hundred statements already taken for the case, most of the women tell a similar story, that men took priority over women for promotions, advancement, and higher salaries....   [tags: Gender, Discrimination, Woman, Egalitarianism]

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The Hunger Games : A Woman, Marvel Made Thor A Female

- ... Currently, there are more U.S. women attending college than men. Women make 23% less than men in the United States. Actually, women are paid less than men directly upon entering the workforce. As a woman working in America grows older, the gap between her income and that of similar attribute situated men inclines to simultaneously grow over the course of her career. American women are less likely to contribute to retirement accounts and more likely to become a burden on national relief programs....   [tags: Discrimination, Gender, Egalitarianism, Employment]

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The Challenges in Yann Martel's Life of Pi

- ... In addition, Richard Parker is an obvious symbol of survival to Pi due to his color. The color orange “is the colour of survival” in the Hindu religion (Martel 138). Pi’s education of religions assists him in perceiving this connection that allows him to accept Richard Parker as more than just a threat. Therefore, many aspects of the tiger like his relationship with Pi and his physical attributions give Pi incentive to stay alive during his long journey. Though Richard Parker proves vital for survival, he also reflects Pi’s character and helps further develop it throughout the novel....   [tags: tiger, survival, reflections, god]

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Survival in Yann Martel's Life of Pi

- ... Orange juice “[pulls] back her lips, showing off her enormous canines” to prove her aggression and dominance to the hyena (Martel 126). Orange Juice’s actions are out of both defense and anger. Seeing the hyena’s ruthless nature in the murder of the zebra makes Orange Juice more defensive and vicious. Her final outreach in an attempt to survive was when she “hit the beast on the head with her…arm” (Martel 131). This startling action the orangutan produces is evidence that she has abandoned her passive nature when she witnesses the hyena’s brutal capabilities....   [tags: survive, journey, death, hardships, nature]

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Symbolism in Yann Martel's Life of Pi

- In both literature and real world there is an aspect that humankind has been afraid of, this aspect is death. Man and woman have this instinct to survive and to reach the goal of survival they will have to go to any extent to get there. In the novel, Life of Pi, a boy named Piscine Molitor Patel, also known as Pi Patel, was stuck in a situation that is hard for any man or woman to get out of and survive. Pi had lost his family on the way to Canada when the ship he was on sank and he was stranded out at sea with an orangutan, a Bengal tiger, hurt zebra and last a hyena....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]

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The Brilliance of Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

- The brilliance of Life of Pi is that it can be translated in completely opposing ways. While some people may read it & find it genuinely religious, almost like watching Pi have a religious epiphany, another may read Pi’s story and think of it as a more realistic type of story. Nevertheless, there is a universal idea that the story repeats to all readers and that is to think & use logistics. Through Pi, the author wants to show how ultimately rewarding it can be to have a little bit of brain power when in any situation....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]

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The Novel Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

- The novel Life of Pi, by Yann Martel, chronicles the life of Piscine Molitor Patel, a Indian boy living in Pondicherry in the 1970’s.Piscine Patel also known as Pi Patel, strangely practises three religions at the same time; Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity. Piscine’s father is a hard working individual who runs a zoo, and owns a large variety of animals. In the beginning of the novel, Piscine’s father must sell his zoo to a company in America, so they can move to Canada. The ship that carried the zoo animals has capsized, and Piscine emerges as the sole human survivor....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]

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Adversity in Yann Martel's Life of Pi

- ... We see Pi transform from a scared little boy to a wise young man, and it helps to show us that Pi recognized that he had to go beyond his limits and push what he thought was his "end of the line", or overcoming adversity. He realized that he had far more capabilities that he could use while sharing the lifebot with a tiger. Pi's father taught him many life-saving practices and Pi used these to his advantage when he decided to train Richard Parker. Pi was able to apply his father's wisdom of animals to the situation with Richard Parker - like using the whistle - and ended up learning something new about himself, and discovering one more piece of the puzzle that is Pi....   [tags: identity, potential, beliefs, meaning]

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To His Coy Mistress - by Andrew Marvel

- To his coy mistress by Andrew Marvel - review. 'To his coy mistress' was written by Andrew Marvel, his exceeding love for his lover, but with closer analysis it is more intimate and is more persuasive. The poem is persuading his mistress to have sex with him, and have children however; it sounds more like he wants the pleasure, not the children. It was written in the 1600s. The poem can be split into 3 stanzas; the first stanza is romantic and flattering, but also persuasive. The implication of the first stanza she is playing hard to get or shy, and the shyness wouldn't matter if they had more time....   [tags: English Literature:]

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Analysis of Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

- Yann Martel, in his novel Life of Pi (2001) argues that fear is the only enemy of life because it paralyzes the body from taking action and inhibits one’s ability to defend oneself. The action of Martel’s novel is set in 1977 in the middle of the ocean, where Pi Patel is stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger for 227 days before being rescued. The purpose in writing Life of Pi was to put a man’s unbelievable journey on paper in order to imply that hope, trust and faith will grant someone the will to live....   [tags: archetypal, psychological, Marxist, deconstruction]

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The Submariner and Captain America

- Marvel Comics: Vol. 1; 1 (October, 1939) “Here is the Sub-Mariner” A salvage diver of the S.S. Salvage vessel is working a wreck for treasure when he finds an ancient knife and brings down another diver. They search the wreckage and then they are attacked by Namor, the Sub-Mariner. He savagely attacks men, stabbing one and crushing the diving helmet of the other. Namor then turns his attention to the ship, wrecking the propeller and running it aground. He heads back to his underwater home, where he is greeted by the Holy One who commends him on his attack against the humans....   [tags: Marvel Comics]

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How Marvel's 'To His Coy Mistress' Theme Relates to Hemingway's 'A Farewell To Arms'

- Marvel’s poem to “His Coy Mistress” with its carpe diem theme is cleverly quoted in Hemingway’s novel “A Farewell to Arms”. The theme of seduction and living in the moment is apparent through several characters in the novel. Alcohol is also referenced throughout the story and used as a vice by the soldiers to think about the moment and not about the future. Catherine’s character is a perfect example of carpe diem. And war and violence force the mentality to live in the moment. The carpe diem theme is deeply rooted in “A Farewell to Arms”....   [tags: seduction and living in the moment theme]

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The Better Story in Life of Pi by Yann Martel

- On its surface, Martel’s Life of Pi proceeds as a far-fetched yet not completely unbelievable tale about a young Indian boy named Pi who survives after two hundred twenty-seven days on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. It is an uplifting and entertaining story, with a few themes about companionship and survival sprinkled throughout. The ending, however, reveals a second story – a more realistic and dark account replacing the animals from the beginning with crude human counterparts....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]

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Power of Religion in Yann Martel's Life of Pi

- ... Without belief, religion is nothing, so faith must be taken seriously but not so much literally. By not focusing on the literal facts of religion, Pi is able to accept different theories and, thus, believe in more religions. This open-mindedness of Pi seems unusual in norms of society; however Martel uses it to highlight the beneficial aspects of poly religion. Even after being accused of “treason” in the religious community, Pi sticks with his beliefs to avoid what he sees as “small-mindedness” that the rest of his society has (Martel 71)....   [tags: faith, divesity, hinduism, islam, christianity]

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The Human Struggle in Yann Martel's Life of Pi

- ... Pi’s emotion shown in the process of killing this fish portrays his internal struggle of wanting to remain peaceful. He views himself as a “killer…now guilty… [with] a terrible burden to carry” (Martel 183). His lack of ability to accept the death of the fish and dismiss it for his own survival needs shows his yearn to hold on to his innocent and passive lifestyle he held before. Also, Pi’s denial of killing the rat is an effect of his desire to remain pure and innocent. Though he sacrificed the rat’s life to save his own, he blames its death on “Richard Parker who had killed it” (Martel 183)....   [tags: obligations, survival, belief]

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Exploring Yann Martel’s Life of Pi

- In Yann Martel’s novel Life of Pi, Mr. Adirubasamy claims it is a story that will “make you believe in God” (X). However, that is only one understanding of the story. Pi’s incredible story simply offers an opportunity for the reader to interpret the story that they wish to accept as truth. Depending on which story the reader chooses, it determines whether they are ultimately willing to take a leap of faith and believe something that may be hard to accept as truth. In his review Gerald Cobb states “There are two distinct and quite different ways to understand the novels conclusion....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]

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Determination and Perseverance in Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

- The primacy of survival and self preservation are natural instincts, often triggered by the ordeals of suffering. In the novel Life of Pi, Yann Martel exemplifies the notion of survival, as the shipwrecked inhabitants experience the trials and tribulations of suffering. A conception of willpower is projected through the actions of distinctive characters, who demonstrate their ambition towards life. Their paradoxical attempt of valiant or barbaric acts, emphasizes the key idea of survival. Determination and perseverance is evident in the actions executed by Pi, the zebra and the hyena, assisted by their sheer will to live....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]

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Man Vs Nature in Yann Martel's Life of Pi

- ... Out of fear and pain, Richard Parker temporarily behaves and becomes less of a threat for the time being. What Pi fails to recognize is that the affect he has on Richard Parker is only situational. He believes that after practicing this routine a few times the “use of the whistle should be sparing” (Martel 205). Pi feels accomplished after seeing his desired results carried out from the tiger. His first initial thought is that he has somehow made a breakthrough with Richard Parker and can now better connect with him and form a mutual relationship....   [tags: misconceptions, animals, tamed, bond]

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A Freudian Examination of Yann Martel’s Life of Pi

- Society is known to put everyone and everything into roles that, if or when the role assigned is changed, all hell breaks loose. Through Freud’s theory, he explains the behaviors that are associated with the id, the ego, and the superego. Being that Pi was someone who had been relatively well-off prior to embarking on his trip to Canada and then thrown into a new scenario that involves him becoming a starving survivor of a boat wreck stuck in a boat with a tiger that is threatening to eat him, it can be seen that Freud’s theory is displayed....   [tags: ]

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Storytelling as a Means of Survival in Yann Martel's Life of Pi

- From Novel to Film: Storytelling as a means of survival in Life of Pi As Frank Herbert once said, “how often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.” In Yann Martel’s, Life of PI, the inner beast of Pi Patel, with the use of storytelling, is fabricated and given to the reader as a tiger. By the end, the novel leaves the reader with an appreciation of storytelling as being a means of survival, and the movie of the same name is able to capture the essence of that through the use of cinematic techniques, symbolism and characterization....   [tags: cinematography, tiger, symbolism]

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Exploring Truth in Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

- When writing, authors need to think of their audience and involve an element of surprise. Authors use plot twists in their writing to help them accomplish surprising the audience, allowing them to keep their audience’s interest. Not only do plot twists help keep the audience’s attention, they also make the audience question their beliefs about what they think of the story. Authors can use this tool to advance their themes. Yann Martel uses a crazy plot twist in his book, the Life of Pi, to suggest to readers that truth is relative....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]

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The Role of Abraham Maslow in Life of Pi by Yann Martel

- “Maslow noted only one in a hundred people become fully self-actualized because our society rewards motivation primarily based on esteem, love and other social needs”(McLeod). Pi, the novel’s protagonist, moves through the very same motivational levels that Abraham Maslow identifies in his landmark psychological studies. Understanding the different stages helps show why certain behaviors are occurring and eventually after all stages are fulfilled is when a person becomes self-actualized....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]

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Yann Martel’s Life of Pi as Bildungsroman

- Growing up, I always viewed Bar and Bat Mitzvahs as intriguing events. My goal was to attend one and obtain the full experience. I was fascinated by the importance of this “coming of age” ritual in the Jewish communities. As I got older, more aspects of growing up were intertwined with my everyday life. This is can be seen in Bildungsroman, a book dedicated to the main character maturing. The Life of Pi, by Yann Martel is the story of Piscine Patel coming of age while being stranded in the Pacific Ocean for 227 days....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]

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Vegetarian to Carnivore in the Life of Pi by Yann Martel

- “Animals are my friends...and I don't eat my friends.” (George Bernard Shaw). In Life of Pi, Yann Martel shows the change of pi beginning as a vegetarian and ending as a carnivore during his time on the boat. Pi’s experience on the boat interfered with his vegetarian diet, he learned that the only way to survive was to make major sacrifices. Pi’s love for animals and his childhood life lead him to become a vegetarian. Pi grew up as a strict vegetarian, his parents and everyone he knew were vegetarian, to be fair, the whole region he lived in was vegetarian....   [tags: vegetarian, survive, sacrifices, animals]

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Symbolism and Survival in Life of Pi, Yann Martel

- Imagine being stranded in the middle of the Pacific Ocean in a lifeboat, not alone but with some carnivorous animals, as company. The chances of survival do not seem so high, but when one has the will to survive, they can do anything to attain it. Pi Patel and his family are on their way to Canada from Pondicherry, India, when their cargo ship the Tsimtsum sinks. Pi is not the only survivor of the ship, along with him is a hyena, an injured zebra, an orangutan and a 450-pound orange Bengal tiger....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]

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A Freudian Examination of Yann Martel’s Life of Pi

- A quick glance at Life of Pi and a reader may take away the idea that it is an easy read and a novel full of imagination, but take a Freudian view on the work and it transforms into a representation of the human psyche. Martel’s novel takes the reader on a journey with Pi as he struggles for his own survival. Pi experiences a breakdown of each component that makes up ones personality according to Freud throughout the novel. One by one id, ego and super ego both express a huge factor in Pi’s choices and emotions throughout his story....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]

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Yann Martel's Life of Pi

- Religion is and always has been a sensitive topic. Some choose to acknowledge that there is a God and some choose to deny this fact to the death. For those who deny the presence of a higher being, “Life of Pi” will most likely change your thought process concerning this issue. Yann Martel’s, “Life of Pi”, is a compelling story that shows the importance of obtaining religion and faith. Piscine (Pi) Patel is both the protagonist and the narrator of Martell’s religious eye-opener who undergoes a chain effect of unbelievable catastrophes....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Symbolism in Yann Martel’s Life of Pi

- ‘Life of Pi’ is a complex and philosophical novel written by Yann Martel. It tells the story of a sixteen year old boy named Piscine Molitor Patel on board a lifeboat for 227 days with a hyena, orangutan, zebra and eventually, solely, a Bengal tiger, named Richard Parker. In Part 3 of the novel, however, Pi tells a second story of his ordeal, in which the animals from the first become metaphors for people who survived on the lifeboat with him, and Richard Parker becomes a metaphor for Pi’s savage side which emerges after the brutal beheading and murder of his mother so he can avenge her death and survive physically....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]

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Helen Keller: A Medical Marvel or Evidence of the I-Function?

- Helen Keller: A Medical Marvel or Evidence of the I-Function. Everyone cried a little inside when Helen Keller, history's notorious deaf-blind-mute uttered that magic word 'wa' at the end of the scientifically baffling classic true story. Her ability to overcome the limitations caused by her sensory disabilities not only brought hope for many like cases, but also raised radical scientific questions as to the depth of the brain's ability. For those who are not familiar with the story of Helen Keller or the play 'The Miracle Worker', it recalls the life of a girl born in 1880 who falls tragically ill at the young age of two years old, consequently losing her ability to hear, speak, and see....   [tags: Medicine Health Medical Essays]

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Storytelling and Religion in Yann Martel’s Life of Pi

- Looking back at childhood, children sat down in circles around their teacher to hear stories, fables, and fairytales. These narratives removed children from reality and hid them from the ugliness that is man-kind, whilst teaching morals and values. Also, many of these stories disguised true human nature subtly in characters with such innocence that the children were never aware of man-kind’s capabilities. These stories provided direction for the children with dreams for the future. They provided meaning and one of the most important feelings; hope....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]

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