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William Faulkner's Snopes Trilogy

- William Faulkner's Snopes Trilogy The mere name Faulkner often strikes fear into the hearts of readers of American literature.  His constant variation in his prose style and sentences has baffled minds for nearly eight decades.  Long sentences, which sometimes run for pages without punctuation of any sort, are his trademarks; he tried to express each idea to the fullest in his sentences.  Oftentimes, the sheer difficulty encountered when reading his literature has turned many a reader away.  Somehow, despite this, William Faulkner has been recognized as one of the greatest American writers of the Twentieth Century.  He won the Pulitzer Prize for two of his novels, A Fable (1924), and The R...   [tags: Faulkner Snopes Trilogy Essays]

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Intelligent White Trash in the Snopes Trilogy

- Intelligent White Trash in the Snopes Trilogy William Faulkner's three novels referred to as the Snopes Trilogy submerge the reader into the deepest, darkest realms of the human mind. The depth of these novels caused the immediate dismissal of any preconceived notions I had toward Faulkner and his writings. No longer did his novels seem to be simple stories describing the white trash, living in the artificial Yoknapatawpha County, of the deep South. The seemingly redneck, simple-minded characters of the Snopes family, when examined closely, reveal all the greed, guile, and brilliance in the human heart and mind....   [tags: Snopes Trilogy Essays]

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Formalism Expressing the Meanings of the Three Colors Trilogy

- Kieślowski’s Three Colors Trilogy can be admired as three unconnected plots but when the three are brought together their narratives express the three values brought about by the ideals of the French Revolution: liberty, equality, and fraternity. The three films seemingly build on each other and can only be understood as a collection. More specifically, each film embodies a desire. Blue, white and red pose a key meaning to these films narratives that Kieślowski uses as a vice to convey the struggle of each character....   [tags: Krisztof Kieslowksi's movie trilogy]

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The Star Wars Trilogy and the Epic Tradition

- The Star Wars Trilogy and the Epic Tradition     The Star Wars Trilogy seems to embody within the form of cinema many of the classic elements of epic. In tracing the English epic from the Homeric odes to Tom Jones on the large screen and observing the various forms of epic development in response to changing cultural needs, it shows how the Star Wars Trilogy shares the purposes and cultural functions as well as the devices of traditional epic. And by connecting these films to epic, I hope to illuminate how the evolving genre of epic may assume the cinematic form....   [tags: Star Wars Trilogy Essays]

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Edna O’Brien’s Country Girls Trilogy

- Edna O’Brien’s Country Girls Trilogy     In all honesty, I chose to read The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O’Brien because it was the only text that I could get my hands on. After reading it though, I’m glad I had the luck of choosing it. I realized, while reading the trilogy, that throughout my course of study, I have not read very many female authors. I may have read a few short stories along the way, but most books that I have read for classes and for pleasure have been written by men. I saw the difference in writing styles as I read the first paragraph of the book and immediately liked the change of pace and detail-oriented style....   [tags: Country Girls Trilogy]

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Abner, By Abner And Lennie Snopes

- Like most couples claim to be, Abner and Lennie Snopes were madly in love and could not wait to get married. They were still in their teens and unestablished, but this did not stop them from starting a family as soon as possible. When they had their first child, it changed everything about their relationship; Lennie saw a different side to her husband she once knew. The choice she made to marry him, she knew she would regret for the rest of her life. Abner was not a good man, but he was observant enough to realize that something had changed within the way his wife looked at him....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Mother, Father]

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The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy And The Hobbit Trilogy

- There are many artists in the world of cinematography, one, Peter Jackson, stands out the most. He brought the world of Middle Earth to life in his films through two series, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy. They are his greatest works. Both were done masterfully, inspired by the famous author J. R. R. Tolkien’s books. The Most recent one, The Hobbit, told the backstory of Bilbo Baggins and the discovery of the ring of power. Yet, The Hobbit, while masterfully done, simply cannot top the incredible way Jackson directed and created The Lord of the Rings trilogy....   [tags: The Lord of the Rings]

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The Juran Trilogy

- Delivering effective quality improvement leadership within a healthcare organization consists of providing the microcosm with a toolbox to maintain a level of excellence and value. As leaders in the healthcare community, there are certain quality improvement factors that demonstrate strategic leadership philosophies. Being a member of this microcosm, I have determined several dynamic attributes that promotes excellence. One of these quality mechanisms is known as the “Juran Trilogy” consisting of Quality Planning, Quality Control and Quality Improvement (Ransom, Joshi, Nash, & Ransom, 2008)....   [tags: healthcare community, quality improvement]

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The Back to the Future Trilogy

- ... Shouldn’t there be two cars now in 1855. Maybe they could not mess with that one because then there would not be a car for Marty to find in 1955 to be able to go back to 1855, but even then, they could just repair the gas line of the one Marty traveled in and syphon out the gas of the one Doc hid. Doc never mentioned there was a problem with the gas in the letter he sent Marty. Even then, he could of just gone to the post office and added in the letter to “please bring extra galloons of gas” for Marty to bring back to 1855....   [tags: film analysis, time machine, marty, doc]

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Overview of the Hunger Games Trilogy

- “I volunteer as tribute,” shouts Katniss Everdeen on Reaping day in District 12 as her younger sister apprehensively walks to the platform after her name is drawn. From this pivotal moment, readers instantly become engrossed and obsessed with the trilogy, “The Hunger Games,” and the succeeding novels; “Catching Fire,” and “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins. This moment of strength and fear for the life of a sister, exposes the world to a heroine like never before and a story like no other. The setting of “The Hunger Games,” takes place in a futuristic world that punishes the citizens of the districts around a capital, Panem....   [tags: Novel Analysis, Thematic Elements]

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Abner Snopes of William Faulkner’s Barn Burning

- William Faulkner’s “Barn Burning” is a classic story of clannishness and family loyalty. In the short story, family patriarch Abner Snopes leads his family on a taxing life of frequent traveling. Family loyalties are put to the test, and Abner ultimately is brought to justice at the end of the story. Though his son Sarty Snopes is a round and dynamic character, Abner contrastingly is a relatively flat and static character, as he depicts only a select few character traits, while resisting any notable personal change throughout the story....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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The Hunger Games Trilogy

- “Happy Hunger Games. And may the odds be ever in your favor.”, a very well known quote from the book series The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, Pg 19). The Hunger Games Trilogy written by Suzeanne Collins has become enormously popular. The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay are the three works that make up the series. A major motion picture was released titled The Hunger Games, after the first book in the series, and it instantly became a box office hit. Those who have not read the books may be left wondering why a book series focused on kids ages 12-18 are put into an arena and fight to the death is creating such a commotion....   [tags: The Hunger Games Essays]

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The Star Wars Trilogy

- A directors cut, is a specified edit of a version of a film (or video game, music video, etc.) that is suppose to represent a vision closer to that of the director. In 2004, director George Lucas had an interview with Associated Press, and states that the Star Wars series only represented “25 or 30 per cent” of what he wanted it to be. In the following paragraphs, I will show you how editing scenes differently can and will change the outlook of characters and the story of Star Wars IV: A New Hope....   [tags: notorious science fiction movies]

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Abner Snopes: Cold Authority

- In “Barn Burning,” Abner is described as stiff, wolf-like, and without heat because of his coldness and bitterness toward society in which he was part of during the time of the War Between the States. The main character is Abner Snopes who sharecrops to make a living for his family; in his story, Faulkner describes a typical relationship between wealthy people and poor people during that particular time. When described as stiff, we see Abner’s abruptness and coldness towards his family as well as others in his community....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Refuge Trilogy Book One

- ... I say, "You go get the cure and I will watch. I need to see the positive effects of the cure firsthand before I get it. I am still skeptical. If it really does all of the things the newspapers say it does I want you to prove it. If I get sufficient proof I will get the cure no questions asked." I walk downtown with my mom. We see a long line for an Outreach Center. Mom gets to the back of the line. Time seems to be moving slow as a snail. After what seems like hours Mom finally gets to the front of the line....   [tags: chapter, kat, viola, trip]

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The Star Wars Trilogy

- ... He said do not try. This reveals Taoism because instead of trying, Luke must do it without thinking. The Force contains the concept of Wu Wei from Taoism. It is when people let go of their surroundings and that is when they will be able to feel other living energies. This is the concept the Force has obtained from Taoism. Not only is Taoism in the Force, Hinduism is also utilized in the idea of the Force. Hinduism is used in the Force when Yoda talks about fear leading to suffering. This will lead to the dark side of the Force and then people will not be able to join with the Force....   [tags: force, power, religions]

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Abner and Sarty Snopes in Barn Burning

- Abner and Sarty Snopes The nature of the relationship between father and son in William Faulkner's Barn Burning is displayed in the first paragraph of the story. In general a father-son relationship would be built on genuine respect, love, loyalty, and admiration. These building blocks were absent in Abner and Sarty Snopes relationship. Sarty's loyalty to his father appeared to come from a long time fear of the consequences of not obeying his father's commands. The "nigger" that could place the blame on Abner was not to be found....   [tags: Barn Burning Essays]

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Analysis of The Tulse Luper Suitcases Trilogy

- History and time are considered to be cultural formations since a History cannot be detached from the culture in which it is produced and received. It is through culture that a historical sense is achieved and in fact, each culture experiences History in a different way leading us to the current perception of History as not being one, but many histories depending on the cultural groups involved. Historians have fought throughout the centuries on whether such thing as “objective History” can exist but in the end, even materialist historians will admit that the reality of History is so complicated and contradictory that no single version could possibly represent the truth; consequently differe...   [tags: Peter Greenaway, World History]

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Philosophical Autobiography in Mahfouz's Cairo Trilogy

- Throughout the novels of Naguib Mahfouz' Cairo Trilogy, the most noticeable element is the progression of time. In tracing the lives of three generations of the Abd al-Jawad family, Mahfouz manages to structure a chronicle of Egypt during his lifetime that describes not only the lives of the family but the social, political and philosophical change of the entire nation. While it is dangerous to read only for social analysis in Mahfouz' essentially artistic work, the changes in Egypt during the novel make its characters' relationships to a shifting Egypt clear....   [tags: Literature Review]

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The Allure of Power in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

- Power is something that can corrupt the noblest person. Tolkien shows readers through his Lord of the Rings trilogy that the temptation of power and succumbing to it can destroy an individual. However, he has also created characters with strong morals and sense of identity who are able to withstand the temptation of power. Galadriel is a kind and generous elf who is the Lady of Lórien. During the Company’s stay she is tempted by the Ring but decides to reject it. Galadriel shows great hospitality to the Company when they arrive from the Mines of Moria; she gives them clothes, supplies and gifts....   [tags: Lord of the Rings, Galadriel]

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Ally Condie's Novel Matched Trilogy

- Ally Condie is a modern author who writes young adult novels that teaches readers of all ages valuable life lessons while still allowing us to go on wild adventures with the characters. Publisher's Weekly says that her novels are an accurate showcase of Condie's “...vivid, poetic writing...” that allows us as readers to see deeply into the character's pain and desires. Condie's writing holds the perfect balance between enthralling and educational with her common themes of love, loss and friendship delicately woven into her novels....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Government Studies]

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Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy

- ... Selina and Bruce are seen by Alfred in Florence, but it is not entirely clear if this is reality or fantasy. The film enacts several tropes of both the epic and superhero genres. The expanses of the film are immense. The battle between the police and Bane’s thugs involve hundreds of men. Even Gotham’s sewers are quite spacious. The film sees the dramatic returns, not only of Batman from retirement and Bruce Wayne/Batman from prison, but also of Ra’s al Guhl, the villain of Batman Begins through his daughter, Talia....   [tags: film analysis, dark night rises]

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Sarty Snopes’ Struggle for Freedom: William Faulkner's Barn Burning

- “Barn Burning” first appeared in print in Harper’s Magazine in 1939 (Pinion). It is a short story by William Faulkner which depicts a young boy in crisis as he comes to realize the truth about his father’s pyromania. Faulkner takes the reader inside the boy’s life as he struggles to remain loyal to his unstable father. In the end the boy’s courage and sense of justice wins and he not only walks away from his father’s iron clad control over his life, but he is able to warn his father’s next victim....   [tags: Pyromaniac, Innate Goodness]

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The Creation of Abner Snopes in William Faulkner's Barn Burning

- The Creation of Abner Snopes in William Faulkner's Barn Burning   William Faulkner's "Barn Burning" is an intriguing story about a young boy named Colonel Sartoris's (Sarty) love and hatred for his father, Abner Snopes. Ab is a brutal and frightening man who instills fear into whom ever he seems to be close to. What is the cause of Abner Snopes's cruel-heartedness. Maybe it's his alienation from the higher class in society that causes him to act in this manner. When such a separation occurs in a community one can feel that he doesn't belong and because he does not belong that the only way the higher class will give him the time of day is if the person acts out and tries to prove that he do...   [tags: Faulkner Barn Burning Essays]

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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

- What can explain the fact that millions of Americans--grown-up Americans--have flocked to see a movie version of what its own author called a fairy tale. The Return of the King remains at the top spot in box office sales, and this third and final entry in The Lord of the Rings trilogy deserves top billing. Behind the movie's success stands the enduring popularity of author J. R. R. Tolkien and his fantasy world of Middle-earth. Those who consider themselves too sophisticated for these fairy tales reveal a tragic lack of moral imagination--and Christian imagination....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Female Characters Of ' The Oedipal Trilogy ' And ' Oedipus At Colonus '

- It is typical to discuss women in the Oedipal trilogy mostly through the lense of Antigone. Admittedly, Antigone deals with women and their treatment more explicitly than the other books in the trilogy, and it is focused on an empowered female protagonist who does what she believes is right. However, when contrasted with Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone features a very different depiction of women. In the first play, Antigone and Ismene never speak, and Jocasta, the only other female main character, speaks much less than the male characters....   [tags: Oedipus, Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus]

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Symbolism Of The Batman By Christopher Nolan 's Batman Trilogy

- Since the 1940s, comic book readers have been entertained by stories of a mysterious caped crusader. Batman, the symbol of justice on the streets, prowls rooftops and alleys both thwarting common street thugs’ petty misconduct and sinister schemes of criminal masterminds with the same self-righteous zeal. Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy is an epic, three-act saga that presents the rise and fall of this famous antihero. Archetypes, recurring symbolism found so often throughout literature that they have turned into tropes, are liberally scattered through Batman comics and movies....   [tags: Batman, The Dark Knight, Two-Face, Joker]

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Life of J.R.R. Tolkien, Author of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

- John Ronald Reuel Tolkien also known as J.R.R. Tolkien son of Arthur Tolkien and Mabel Tolkien, was born on January 3rd 1892 in Bloemfontein, a South Africa. "Tolkien was a very famous English writer, poet, and university professor." Tolkien was known for his rich fantasies. Accomplishing many things during his life, Tolkien's famous works included, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion and et cetera. The first The Lord of the Rings book, The fellowship of the Ring, was published on July 29th 1954 and the last, The Return of the King, was published on October 20th, 1955....   [tags: hobbit, movie, silmarillion]

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Family is Always There in Jen Calonita's Trilogy, Belles

- For my Second Quarter book report I chose a series by Jen Calonita. Belles is a trilogy about a southern girl named Isabelle Scott. Her mother died when she was only six years old and because no other family members were known about at the time she lived with her grandmother in Harborside. Ten summers later, her grandmother’s health began to fail. To get away from the stress of her home life Izzie would go to the beach with her friend Kylie Brooks where she meets a cute surfer named Brayden Townsend....   [tags: izzie, butterflies club, lover]

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The Third Installment Of Christopher Nolan 's Batman Trilogy

- The third installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy starts eight years after The Dark Knight ends, while Batman is still struggling with the defeat he suffered at the hands of the Joker. Early on in The Dark Knight Rises, it is made clear that Bruce Wayne, the hero whom is better known as Batman, has hung up his cape and turned into a recluse. At a social event at the Wayne mansion, Gotham’s mayor, city commissioner, police chief, and other high profile officials are all seen remembering the anniversary of the death of the false hero Harvey Dent....   [tags: Batman, The Dark Knight, Joker, Christopher Nolan]

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J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

- “Well, what can I tell you. Life in the wide world goes on much as it has this past Age, full of its own comings and goings, scarcely aware of the existence of Hobbits, for which I am very thankful (Gandalf).” In the Lord of the Rings, there is a group that does not follow the same warring customs as the rest of the world called Hobbits, and as soon as a few of the bravest of the Hobbits set out on their journey, they change the outside world through word and deed. Word and deed are the most powerful tool humans possess, and the Lord of the Rings effectively wields both within its pages....   [tags: book trilogy and film trilogy review]

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Indian Tribe Vs. The Iron Cold Trilogy

- In American history, the status of Indian Tribes within the confines of federal and constitutional law has always been murky. While not officially designated as states under the American umbrella, the Supreme Court has ruled that the Federal Government has a duty to protect Indians and their livelihoods. Thus, we reach the questions, per Fletcher, the Constitution and the Iron Cold Trilogy, the three Supreme Court opinions dictated by Justice John Marshall regarding Indian independence, did Indian tribes have status as sovereign nations....   [tags: United States Constitution, United States]

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Culture- IBM v. Trilogy

- Culture- IBM v. Trilogy Whenever two or more people come together with a shared purpose, they form a culture with its own written and unwritten rules for behavior. Our families, workplaces and communities all have cultures. These cultures have a tremendous, though rarely recognized, impact upon our behavior as individuals, and as groups. Each cultural environment provides a somewhat unique set of standards to which we must adapt. Our behavioral patterns change dramatically from cultural context to cultural context....   [tags: miscellaneous]

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The Star Wars Trilogy

- The Star Wars Trilogy The First of the three part series, Star Wars, is the tale of a band of heros who team together for the good of the universe and the money. The story begins as Princess Leia is held hostage by the Galactic empire in order to crush the rebellion against them. During the attack on Leia's ship two droids, R2-D2 and C-P30, escape through an escape pod. They landed on a foreign planet and were captured and sold to their new master Luke Skywalker. The Empire chases the droids because they have a secret map detailing the whereabouts of the rebel base....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Oedipus Trilogy Analysis

- Novel Analysis of The Oedipus Trilogy Oedipus Rex, or Oedipus Tyrannus as it is in Latin, could be what we call today a Freudian work of literature. The Oedipus Trilogy was originally written by Sophocles and is meant to be told in a story-telling fashion. But this Grecian tragedy was revised and translated into English by Paul Roche and put into a novel form. The Oedipus Trilogy is a novel that deals with destiny and fate. The reader is shown a series of events plotted out from which Oedipus cannot escape....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Love and Self-Sacrifice in the Matrix Trilogy

- Love and Self-Sacrifice in the Matrix Trilogy The Matrix Trilogy can be viewed in a number of different ways. Some audiences saw the films as simply science fiction and the idea of good verses evil however many looked deeper to see the many others themes and ideas that the films put forward. One of the key themes that permeates all three films is the notion of self-sacrifice and how these acts of self-sacrifice come from love. The love is not always between two people and is not always the traditional style of love that we know but a love none the less....   [tags: Papers]

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The Red Curtain Trilogy by Baz Lurhmann

- The Red Curtain Trilogy by Baz Lurhmann On The Red Curtain Trilogy, which were all directed by Baz Lurhmann, all of the films began with red curtains opening up like in a theatre to 'reveal' the film. In 'Strictly Ballroom' the scene opens with silhouettes of the main characters dancing, waiting for a performance to start (?) then walking excitedly onto screen which starts the movie. For 'Romeo & Juliet' the opening shot is a lot more fast and furious. The film begins with a plain black screen, then a television screen appears....   [tags: Papers]

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William Falukner's Barn Burning

- Background As this story opens, we find our antihero struggling to support his family as a tenement farmer in an unnamed Southern county. The story explains that some 30 years prior, Mr. Snopes was making a living as a mercenary and a fugitive horse thief during the Civil War. These facts set the story sometime around 1895, just around the end of the "Gilded Age". This was a time of significant social turmoil caused by reconstruction efforts in the South, the beginnings of an economic boom in the North, a massive influx of European Immigrants, and the political and social disenfranchisement of racial minority groups and the poor....   [tags: Abner Snopes, character and literary analysis]

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William Faulkner’s Barn Burning: Abner Snopes Character Analysis

- William Faulkner’s short story “Barn Burning” describes a typical relationship between wealthy people and poor people during the Civil War. The main character, Abner Snopes, sharecrops to make a living for his family. He despises wealthy people. Out of resentment for wealthy people, he burns their barns to get revenge. Abner’s character over the course of the story is unchanging in that he is cold hearted, lawless, and violent. First, Abner’s unchanging character shows his cold heartedness. After being sentenced to leave the country for burning a man’s barn, he shows no emotions to his family....   [tags: Essays on Barn Burning]

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Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and the Arabic Tale of Buluqiya

- Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and the Arabic Tale of Buluqiya are both stories that depict the hero’s journey and the smaller tasks that advance the great one. In both works, the main undertaking of the hero is a ring said to grant immortality and the power to control all living things. However, the focus of the Tale of Buluqiya is the search for said ring while that of the film series is the destruction of the ring due to its differing origin. The call to adventure and exposure to the ring and its existence comes in a similar matter in both works, prompted by the absence of the main character’s father figure, but while Frodo articulates a refusal to the call from his mentor,...   [tags: film analysis, origin of the ring]

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Movie Review : From The Trilogy Of Terror Directed By Dan Curtis And Misery

- The movies “Amelia” from the Trilogy of Terror directed by Dan Curtis and Misery directed by Rob Reiner are similar in plot, in that they both feature bursts of violence, the scheming of plans and the use of knifes. They also meet the three reasons King gives in the interview Why We Crave Horror Movies by Rise B. Axelrod and Charles R. Cooper. The movies involve multiple tense fighting scenes, the making of plans, and knives. In “Amelia” there are multiple times that Amelia fights the doll. In one scene, the doll attacks her with a knife and she tries to escape....   [tags: Horror film, Film, KILL, Horror and terror]

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Interesting Questions and Dilemmas Raised in the Film Series, The Matrix Trilogy

- ... Society appears to support the argument that if one is acting irrationally then they cannot be held accountable for their actions. This then raises the question of whether or not computer generated beings have consciousness, sentience, and rationality. It can be argued that those living in the Matrix, Matricians, display consciousness and sentience by their daily actions; they work, maintain relationships with friends and coworkers, and make decisions on how to spend their time (Wachowsi, 1999)....   [tags: consciousness, virtual, punishment]

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The Serpent and the Eagle: From Darkness to Light

- Yet as we journey from the dark to the light in Aeschylus, we cannot leave the dark behind – the darkness breeds the light. ⎯ Robert Fagles and W. B. Stanford, “Introduction: The Serpent and the Eagle” It is without fail that throughout Aeschylus’ trilogy, The Oresteia, the presence of light and dark can be found in the characters, the plot and the themes. The trilogy follows the House of Atreus its emergence from darkness into the light. However, the light and darkness are often presented symbolically throughout the trilogy and often appear as pairs, which are constantly at odds with each other like Clytaemnestra versus Orestes and Apollo verses the Furies....   [tags: literature, Aeschylus trilogy]

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Retellings and History in Paradise Lost and His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman

- While Phillip Pullman’s fantasy trilogy, His Dark Materials, does examine the “big ol’ metaphysical questions,” – the great Miltonic questions of free will, love and obedience among others – it is also about the act and art of reading. Or as Shelley King describes it, he focuses on the “process of textual interpretation and the role it plays in the framing of metaphysical questions within a culture” (106). The fantasy worlds of His Dark Materials are as shaped by the history and interpretations of texts as ours....   [tags: textual interpretation, trilogy, daemons]

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The Lord of the Rings directed by Peter Jackson

- The Art and the Business of My Inspirational Film A cultural product that inspires me is the film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, which was directed by Peter Jackson. This movie gave me inspiration because of how beautiful and well put together the film was. It made me want to be involved with the process of how great films are made. According to Wikipedia, “Jackson knew he wanted to bring the movie to the big screen, and was curious to why nobody decided to do so.” He wanted to take advantage of the new technology, and create a fantasy that was serious and felt real (Wikipedia, 2014)....   [tags: movie, trilogy, j.r.r. tolkien]

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The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

- ... The good consists mostly of the other races in Middle Earth -- men, elves, hobbits, and dwarves. Characters from these races make up the Fellowship of the Ring, a group of people helping Frodo. Frodo carries the One Ring and is trying to get it to Mount Doom to be destroyed (Hodges 45-47). The story takes place in a realm called Middle Earth. The main character is Frodo who is a small being called a hobbit. Frodo is given the daunting task of taking the powerful ring to Mount Doom in Mordor and is helped by Gandalf the wizard and others....   [tags: trilogy, good, evil, the hobbit]

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The African Trilogy - ‘writing back’ to Mister Johnson

- The African Trilogy - ‘writing back’ to Mister Johnson The African Trilogy has been the subject of much critical discussion since the publication of Things Fall Apart forty years ago. Some of this critical work has focused on the trilogy as a postcolonial work, ‘writing back’ to the previous colonial works on Africa, such as those produced by Joseph Conrad and Joyce Cary. Achebe has himself alluded to these works as part of his motivation for becoming a writer, calling them “appalling novels” about Africa....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Comparing Revenge in Aeschylus' The Oresteia Trilogy and Sophocles' Electra

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Barn Burning By William Faulkner

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A Comparison of Two Characters in A Rose for Emily and Barn Burning

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The Power of Land: Barn Burn by William Faulkner

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Symbolism Of ' Barns Burning ' By William Faulkner

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Cultural Criticism of Barn Burning by William Faulkner

- Cultural Criticism of Barn Burning by William Faulkner In William Faulkner's "Barn Burning", a young boy must face his father and face the reality of a racist society. He must also discover for himself that his father is wrong and learn to grow up the right way in a racial environment. Faulkner's setting is one of the most important literary elements in the story. He takes a young black boy and puts him in a real world of chaos and disorder. In the South, race is one of the most important factors in how one would live his or her life....   [tags: Papers]

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The Lord Of The Rings

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