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The Character of No-one in Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

- The Character of No-one in Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea        Alan Quatermain, sitting hunched over and delirious from opium withdrawal, has been taken aboard a huge submersible vessel.  The aging adventurer says, "P-please.  I feel so sick.  Need my medicine."  A cold voice answers him, "You are aboard my ship, sir, and my remedies are bitter."  Quatermain turns, with his eyes rolled back, teeth clenched, and streams of sweat rolling off of his face, and he says, "Who said that....   [tags: Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Essays]

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The Influences of Politics, Science, and Discovery on Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

- Jules Verne’s science fiction novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea delivers profound insight into historical events which influenced the work. Through Verne’s descriptive style, one is able to ascertain various political and foreign policy aspects that involved France during the time the novel was written. In addition, worldly issues and struggles can be accurately assessed. Due to Verne’s “detail and determination to explore questions of liberty and authority,” it is evident that he largely incorporates personal opinion and ideas into his works (“Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” Literature and Its Times)....   [tags: Classic Literature ]

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea Review

- 20,000 Leagues under the Sea Review “An enormous things, a long object, spindle shaped, occasionally phosphorescent, and infinitely larger and more rapid in its movements than a whale.” This novel has a setting. The story carries its protagonists across the surface of the globe to the South Pole and back, and far down into the depths of the oceans. The Nautilus itself is the true setting of the novel, it is the imaginative device that makes the action of the novel possible. Designed by Captain Nemo, the electrically powered Nautilus is two or three hundred feet long, capable of speeds far greater than surface ships of the day....   [tags: Jules Verne Twenty Thousand 20000 ]

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Some time ago, I decided to read Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, by Jules Verne. I figured that because it was so well known it must be an extremely interesting book. In addition, it was science fiction, the one area that I was always interested. My assumption was only partially correct, for I only was to a degree interested in the piece of writing. When Jules Verne was writing this book, he must have been reading some incredibly dull science book the day before, for that was what the book was written as....   [tags: essays research papers]

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20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

- Intellect, Precision, Courtesy; The Makings of a Leader The ocean swells around you like a dust devil in a sandbox. Salt water fills your nostrils. The ship that deemed this fate upon you sails into the distance. You wonder, how am I going to get out of this one. Suddenly, a large metal object plants itself beneath your feet. A porthole opens and men carry you inside the belly of the large iron beast floating nether you. What’s going to happen now. In Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, this is exactly what main characters M....   [tags: essays research papers]

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

- ... Therefore, the novel was considered a flashback(“20,000...Summary”). Verne concluded the novel open-ended, it resolves with the trio’s successful escape, but the fate of Captain Nemo and the Nautilus in the maelstrom was left unknown. (Verne 1-448) Characterization was one of the prominent and key techniques that made the novel compelling. In this particular novel, the characterization had define society. Nemo was the antagonist and most complex character with major information about him withheld to the reader....   [tags: Jules Verne novels, science fiction genre]

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20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

- 20000 Leagues Under The Sea Book Report ----------------------------------- 20000 Leagues Under The Sea Jules Verne was born in France in 1828 and always had a love for the sea. He once tried to be a sea captain on a boat but things did not work out. Jules Verne has written many very famous books such as Journey To the Center of the Earth, Five Weeks in a balloon and Around the World in Eighty Days. One of his most famous books is 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. This book combines adventure, suspense and mystery throwing in a few pieces of information about life under the sea....   [tags: Jules Verne]

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20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

- 20000 Leagues Under The Sea The year 1866 is an important time in nautical history. It is the year that the world was first terrified by an amazing ocean going monster, the Nautilus. During that year several ships had met with this "thing," a long slender object much bigger in size than any creature known to man. After tons of sightings and the pass of many months the "monster" began attacking any vessel that drew near. This alarmed all the world's nations and the United States decided that they would send out the Abraham Lincoln to defeat the "monster," and once again bring peace to all the seas....   [tags: essays research papers]

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20,00 Leagues Under the Sea

- My book starts out with a naturalist named Pierre Arronax. He’s a man that is fascinated by underwater life, and enjoys watching and studying underwater creatures. News spread worldwide about a serpent-like creature, part of the whale family, had been ramming ships and seeking them with ease. Pierre was very interested in this issue. One day, while Pierre was staying the night in a hotel in Paris, he received a letter. The letter said that the American government was going to build a frigate to chase down and kill the sea monster....   [tags: essays research papers]

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20,000 Leagues Under The Sea , Part 1

- This book starts in 1866 and is about a sea monster that has been sinking ships. During that first year several ships had reported sighting of this "monster" and described it as a long , slender and larger than any whale. After many months had passed the "monster" began attacking ships that drew near. All the worlds nations were afrain to go out in the sea and the Uniter States sent out the Abraham Lincoln to destroy the monster in hopes of bringing peace to the seas. The best men in ocean study were invited to join the crew until the monster was slain....   [tags: Jules Verne]

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Drug Policies of the Four Major Sport Leagues

- ... Each league has improved its policies in recent years, but the support for increased and better testing continues to grow. The MLB can require players to provide blood samples and the NFL had talks of taking blood samples during training camp in order to test for Human Growth Hormone (HGH), but the NBA and NHL have not applied these procedures in their programs (Calcaterra, 2013). Best Drug Policy The policies and procedures for drug testing within the four major sport leagues are changing rapidly, due to the rise of players using illegal substances....   [tags: leagues, players, testing]

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The Delian and The Peloponnesial Leagues

- Intro The Delian League (Athens) The Delian League was an empire that included most of the island and coastal states around the northern and eastern shores of the Aegean Sea. As a result of this, Athens had a strong navy. Athens was also financially prepared for war, owning a large fund they had amassed from the regular tribute paid to them from their empire. The Peloponnesial League (Sparta) Sparta was leader of an alliance of independent states that included most of the major land powers of the Peloponnese and central Greece, as well as the sea power Corinth....   [tags: athens, sparta, greece]

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Professional Athletes Get Into The Major Leagues

- Professional athletes get into the major leagues because it is an activity they love to do. Though some do go into the leagues mainly for the fame, these people are there because they feel they deserve to be there due to all their hard work and dedication. Although there are good intentions involved in the choices they choose to take, the means begin to vary in time. Every major sport is a competition of individuals to prove which of whom is the best suited for the time and occasion of the event....   [tags: Major League Baseball, Promotion and relegation]

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Women and Resilience in Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns

- Afghan-born American novelist and physician Khaled Hosseini’s second bestselling novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, written in 2007, is set in “war-ravaged landscape of Afghanistan”, and it focuses on the tumultuous lives and relationship of Mariam and Laila. In contrast to Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, which is a story of “father-son relationship”, this novels is regarded as “mother-daughter story” by the author himself. The novel relates the story of Mariam and Laila in four parts. The first part focuses on Mariam, while the second and fourth part on Laila, and the relationship between the two women in the third part....   [tags: A Thousand Splendid Suns Essays]

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Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres

- A Thousand Acres is the story of King Lear updated for a modern audience hungry for an understanding of the malady that ripped apart Lear's family. Unlike King Lear, A Thousand Acres has one of the "bad" daughters as its narrator, which provides insight into the bitter conflict that undoes the family in the end. Those familiar with Shakespeare's play may be bothered by the idea that such stately patriarch could unknowingly produce such selfish schemers as Regan and Goneril, and Smiley's novel gives us the back story....   [tags: A Thousand Acres Essays]

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King Lear By William Shakespeare And A Thousand Acres

- ... A massive storm is a significant event in both stories that marks the beginning of the tragic end. Events that precede the storm are comparatively cheery to the events that follow shortly after. The storm in both stories leads to the fleeing of the father, both driven away by their daughters’ actions. During the storm in A Thousand Acres, Ginny loses her helpful and submissive personality to stand up to her father, ¨You don 't deserve even the care we give you. As far as I 'm concerned, from now on you 're on your own” (Smiley 183)....   [tags: King Lear, William Shakespeare, A Thousand Acres]

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Driving Under The Influence Of Alcohol Concentration

- Driving Under the Influence Many people don’t realize that when they get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol they are not only putting their lives in danger, but they are also endangering every single other person on the roads. Whether it’s a sixteen year old girl, a single mother with her newborn in the back seat, or an eighty year old man. There are more than tens of thousands of deaths due to drunk driving accidents every year. This is one issue that is not going away and it is our duty as citizens of this nation to do something about it....   [tags: Drunk driving, Driving under the influence]

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Body and Nature as Metaphor in A Thousand Acres

- Body and Nature as Metaphor in A Thousand Acres Most issues on a farm return to the issue of keeping up appearances. (Smiley p.199) [T]he female body is a reservoir, a virgin patch of still, pooled water where the fetus comes to term. (Paglia p.27) [A] fetus is a benign tumor, a vampire who steals in order to live. (Paglia p.11) The epigraph to this novel is from "The Ancient People and the Newly Come": The body repeats the landscape. They are the source of each other and create each other....   [tags: Smiley Thousand Acres Essays]

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Deep Sea Fish Adaptions

- The discoverer of the titanic, Dr Robert Ballard famously referred to the deep sea as ‘far more alien than going to mars or the moon.’ The deep sea is one of the largest virtually unexplored ecosystems on the planet; it is found at a depth of 1000 fathoms [1] and is subject to adverse changes in temperature, pressure and light penetration amongst other factors. Therefore as expected fish decrease in abundance, and species diversity. This trend is prominent as in order to survive the harsh conditions of the deep sea, fish need a number of specific adaptations....   [tags: Marine Evolution Sea]

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Influence of Cultures on The Thousand and One Nights

- Stories like Sindbad, Aladdin and the Magic Lamp and other popular stories are very common today in the western culture. Animated movies were also made for the entertainment of kids on these popular stories. One might wonder that where these stories originated and how it came down and made place in the western culture. Although these stories are very popular in both the western culture and the eastern culture but the original literary work is not so popular in common people. Theses stories are some of the stories from the Arabic work "The Thousand and One Nights." The work of "The Thousand and One Nights" represents basically a female that is a strong and clever idol and continuously imagin...   [tags: Thousand One Nights Arabic Culture]

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Body and Visibility in Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres

- Body and Visibility in A Thousand Acres The west insists on the discrete identity of objects. To name is to know; to know is to control. (Paglia, p.5) [Woman's beauty] gives the eye the comforting illusion of intellectual control over nature. (Paglia, p.17) If the male gaze is a tool to conceptualize reality, then -like an axe- it can also be used as a weapon. The Paglia quotes above refer not only to matters of epistemology or even ontology ("This is what we see; therefore, this is what exists"), it is equally fitting to describe concrete powerrelations in a social system constructed on the basis of Apollonian control....   [tags: Smiley Thousand Acres Essays]

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Covert Control in Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres

- Covert Control in A Thousand Acres Though there are instances of overt control and destruction performed by the patriarchy upon both women and nature, the most pervasive forms the Apollonian controlling impulse takes, are covert. What Ginny says about Larry, also goes for the system of which he is the ultimate signifier: "I feel like there's treacherous undercurrents all the time. I think I'm standing on solid ground, but then I discover that there's something moving underneath it, shifting from place to place."(104)....   [tags: Smiley Thousand Acres Essays]

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Hawksbill Sea Turtles

- Imagine a world where sea turtles are extinct; did you know that was preventable. The hawksbill sea turtle population is drastically low and if action is not taken they will soon become extinct. Several factors come into play in the extinction of this species; the most evident one is their breeding behavior. Due to the natural breeding behavior of the hawksbill sea turtle and their inability to sustain a viable population, they are going extinct; however, if they were introduced into breeding programs their extinction would be prevented....   [tags: sea creatures, eretmochelys imbricata]

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The Qumran Documents (Dead Sea Scrolls)

- The Qumran Documents (Dead Sea Scrolls) The finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls or the Qumran Documents is the single most important religious find of the twentieth century. These manuscripts have revolutionized the entire field of biblical study and have the ability to destabilize the mass of western religious thought as we know it today. For the information contained in these scrolls, include books of the Hebrew Bible that predate the next earlier example by one thousand years. The data found in these scrolls enable us to form a historically accurate reconstruction of the time period formative of Rabbinic Judaism and of Christianity....   [tags: Dead Sea Scrolls]

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Life Experience of Sea Animals in Captivity

- Anyone who has been to SeaWorld has seen trained whales, dolphins, and seals. SeaWorld guests are entertained by the sea mammals in the tanks, jumping in the air on command by whistle. These tricks draw guests into the park. What may seem to be fun for the viewer, is torture for the mammals. There is a deadly truth behind all sea mammals in captivity: they don’t survive well there. Though sea mammals provide entertainment, they do not belong in captivity. Imagine being at home and then somebody broke in and you were forced, without any choice, to join the circus....   [tags: seaworld, sea mammals, whales, orcas]

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Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns

- Mariam has built a mutual relationship with Jalil in her childhood, with weekly visits every Thursday. Mariam has hid behind a wall of innocence, and Jalil helped her get past the wall with the harsh realities of the world. Mariam was an innocent being at childhood: she was stuck indoors in Kolba. Mariam does not know what is going on around her home, because she has not experienced the outdoors as well as others. All she gets at is from Jalil’s stories, and Mullahs teaching. She does not understand that the world is not as as happy as it seems....   [tags: A Thousand Splendid Suns]

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Liability of Vessels for Collisions Caused at Sea: Case Study

- In the given case study a dispute will arise between the four parties to determine the liability of each vessel for multiple collisions caused at sea. In summary, the facts are that the Flipper was crossing the Britannia Straits traffic separation scheme but was not making proper use of the crossing points. The Willie, a bulk oil carrier which was adhering to the scheme, spotted the Flipper and foresaw the risk of collision so the captain issued a series of warnings. The Flipper ignored these warnings thinking she had enough time to pass....   [tags: Civil Liability for Accidents at Sea]

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The Success of Under Armour

- What makes a person choose one brand of clothing over another. Is it the price. Or is it the style of the clothing. There are numerous factors that will play a key role in determining who will purchase your products and why they will choose to purchase your product. Kevin Plank, the founder of Under Armour and former captain of the special teams on Maryland University’s football team, would become infuriated at the amount of times he was forced to change his undershirt during games and practices due to how heavy with sweat they would become....   [tags: Under Armour Analysis]

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The Sea at the Daytime and at Night

- The sea was not like anything else ever created. It had a beautifully charming effect on people generally and a relaxing and relieving one on others. Therefore,there are an immense amount of sea lovers. In the daytime, on a hot summer's day, its warm blue moving water, which got its colour from the blue of the sky, was a heavenly enticing scene. The water was as clear and clean as glistening glass, drifting the feelings away to the depth of the magnificent sea. The gentle waves eagerly pushed one another to touch the still smooth sea sand, as if they were trying to say something secret about the sea to the golden sand....   [tags: beach, sea, ]

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Rose’s Breast Cancer in Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres

- Rose’s Breast Cancer in A Thousand Acres Pete, representing erratic male rage in the novel, has a history of abusing Rose. This climaxes when he breaks her arm. It follows a terrible logic that since male rage hurts her body, so does her own, the impetus of which is provided by the patriarchal system. Ginny's description of Pete fits Rose equally well, with an anger that "would be quiet, but corrosive, erupting at odd times" (31). Rose's breast cancer symbolizes the way she is literally consumed with anger (the cancer eats at her flesh, consuming her body)....   [tags: Smiley Thousand Acres Essays]

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A Thousand Voices

- A Thousand Voices I cannot speak for the rest of the world, consisting of girly girls and manly men, but I can speak for myself. Virginia Woolf is right on target in saying that every human being has a male half and a female half-I believe this because I am a living example; I think we all are. Julie always gives me scornful looks when I come to lunch from from gym with a red face, and an exhausted yet satisfied expression. "You've been playing floor hockey again, haven't you!?" she belligerently but playfully accuses....   [tags: Thousand Voices Essays]

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A Thousand Splendid Suns: strength of women surviving during the Taliban Era

- ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ was written by an Afghan American writer, Khaled Hosseini. The novel narrates the strength and resilience of two women who endure physical and psychological cruelty in an anti-feminist society. It also demonstrates how The Taliban uses fear and violence to control the people of Afghanistan, particularly females. Throughout this story the novel exposes the way customs and laws endorse Rasheed’s violent misogyny and it tells the tale of two women who endure a marriage to a ruthless and brutal man, whose behaviour forces them to kill him....   [tags: A Thousand Splendid Suns]

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The Historical Significance of Negro Baseball Leagues

- Negro baseball leagues have a deep historical significance. Racism and “Jim Crow” laws encouraged segregation of African-Americans and whites. Arguably, the players on the negro baseball leagues were some of the best ever. Even today they are still being recognized and honored for their wonderful contribution to baseball as a whole. It started when major league owners had made a “gentleman’s agreement” to keep blacks from playing in the game. The barrier that went up was finally broken with a few black players being signed into white teams in the 1940s....   [tags: racism, segregation, whites]

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William Shakespeare 's ' King Lear ' And ' A Thousand Acres '

- Nature is the basis of everything that is on our own earth and beyond the limits of our universe.. It is through nature that we are able to exist in the first place, and it is through nature that we can continue to live. In “King Lear” by William Shakespeare and “A Thousand Acres” by Jane Smiley, the authors both illustrate just how important nature really is in the world through actions of Goneril and Ginny. Even though “A Thousand Acres” is a modern retelling of the famous “King Lear,” both authors bring out the elements of nature, which in turn echoes the themes of both the play and the novel....   [tags: King Lear, William Shakespeare, A Thousand Acres]

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The Power of The Sea-Wolf

- The Power of The Sea-Wolf Jack London’s novel, The Sea-Wolf, has many different interpretations. The story can be read as a combination of the naturalistic novel and the sentimental romance, both very popular around the turn of the century. London also brings into play literary naturalism, in which human beings are characterized as just another species in nature, subject to all of Her cosmic forces. The Sea-Wolf fits almost perfectly the archetypal pattern of an initiation story. Depth and interest are added to The Sea-Wolf by successfully integrating these three elements -- the combination of two popular genres, literary naturalism, and the initiation story....   [tags: Sea-Wolf Essays]

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The Spratly Islands : The United Nations Convention On The Law Of The Sea

- ... (Cushing, Day, & Heinzig, 1996). However, China and Vietnam are the main competition in the dispute. Not to mention, Vietnam claim the islands (Truong Sa) are part of the empire of Annam, Vietnam’s ancestor, in the 19th century. They claim that in 1815 an expedition sent by King Gia Long to chart sea lanes occupied and settled the islands. The French, who were Vietnams colonial rulers, annexed the Spratlys in 1933, thus, Vietnam argues the islands are theirs as the inheritors of the French possessions....   [tags: South China Sea, Southeast Asia, Spratly Islands]

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The Sargasso Sea as an Underlying Metaphor in Wide Sargasso Sea

- The Sargasso Sea as an Underlying Metaphor in Wide Sargasso Sea Why did Jean Rhys name her novel about the Creole madwoman in the attic from Jane Eyre after a mysterious body of water in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. As there is no mention made of the Sargasso Sea in the novel itself, one might wonder why she chose to title her novel after it. In a 1958 letter to a friend and colleague, she describes her changing titles for the novel: “I have no title yet. ‘The First Mrs. Rochester’ is not right....   [tags: Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys]

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Physics of Sea Ice

- Sea ice is frozen sea water. Salt ions in the water complicate the growth of ice crystals, and makes sea ice much more dynamic than freshwater ice. Sea ice covers nearly 7% of the Earth's surface, has a huge effect on global climate, and is one of the largest, single biomes on Earth. Ice is the solid, crystalline form of water, which solidifies at 0ºC. Roughly 9 polymorphs of ice are defined, only one, however, occurs naturally on Earth. This common form of ice is known as ice 1h, and its lattice displays six-fold rotational symmetry....   [tags: physice ice sea]

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Incest in Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres

- Incest in A Thousand Acres Incest in A Thousand Acres invades all the other items: it is there, and is crucial for everything that happens, but it is hidden beneath the surface of appearances. Tim Keppel has pointed out not only that "Smiley's major departure [...] is her decision to tell the story from the viewpoint of Ginny and explore the inner lives of the so-called 'evil' sisters" (Keppel, p.105), but that "Smiley makes her most dramatic re-vision of Shakespeare" (Keppel, p.109) in the storm scene....   [tags: Smiley Thousand Acres Essays]

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Caroline in Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres

- Caroline in A Thousand Acres It is really striking that a novel in which bodies of people and bodies of land (and, intertextually, bodies of text) are so central, creates a character that is so distinctly "unbodied": Caroline Cook. Nevertheless, it is in keeping with traditional and patriarchal interpretations of Cordelia's character in King Lear: a paragon of purity and transcendence. While her sisters' bodies are thoroughly described and, not least, imbued with meaning, Caroline is always described in terms of her business-like " 'take-me-seriously-or-I'll-sue-you' demeanor" (13), her expensive clothes and assertive actions....   [tags: Smiley Thousand Acres Essays]

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A Pre-Performance Routine to Alleviate Choking under Pressure

- INTRODUCTION The County schools sports scene has been around for many years. In these years, the emphasis on sports and achievements in our schools has grown tremendously. Starting with just 16 sports, the County Schools Sports Council now oversees 28 sports. This growth has a few noticeable effects not only on schools but also on our student athletes. The desire to compete, to win and to lift the championship can be seen on the face of every athlete that steps onto the playing field. Many would say that this is a strength of our school sports scene as each individual strives for excellence....   [tags: Choking under Pressure]

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Santiago in "The Old Man and the Sea"

- Many characters in the history of literature, such as Odysseus were obviously portrayed as heroes and were offered accolade. However, some characters are not easily recognized as being heroic. The old man, Santiago, in The Old Man and the Sea is one of them. The old man and the sea is a novella about an old Cuban fisherman, Santiago, and his three-day battle with a giant Marlin fish. Throughout the novella, Santiago is portrayed in different perspectives. He is tough and refuses to give up at any time....   [tags: Old Man and the Sea, Steinbeck, heroes,]

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The Old Man And The Sea

- ... Manolin’s parents did not want him going fishing with Santiago because he was unlucky. The old man goes on his trip alone and repeatedly says that he wish the boy were with him. As the old man gets lonelier he begins talking to himself (QUOTES GOES HERE) and forming relationships with nature and animals. Conflict is a state of opposition,disagreement or argument a protagonist and an antagonist. In The Old Man and the Sea , there are many examples of man versus nature that Santiago experiences....   [tags: The Old Man and the Sea, Fishing, Fish]

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Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories

- Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer once stated, “Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.” This was a problem faced by Salman Rushdie. After years of suffering from writers block, he overcame his obstacles and published "Haroun and the Sea of Stories". It is not only a story for his son, but a proclamation of the triumph of the writer over the oppressive forces that sought to silence him....   [tags: Haroun and the Sea of Stories]

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The Old Man and the Sea - A Fish Story

- The Old Man and the Sea - A Fish Story   The book, The Old Man and the Sea, is about an old man named Santiago who struggles with a gigantic marlin fish. This is a story of his courage, heroism, and strength. In the book, Ernest Hemingway uses Santiago to explore the theme of man and his relations to animals. In this case it is Santiago's relationship to the different fish he catches, especially the giant Marlin fish. Santiago respected, cared, and thought of the fish as equals. The relationship with the fish is shown through many examples and explanations in the following paragraphs....   [tags: Old Man and the Sea Essays]

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Free College Essays - Sea Wolf

- Sea Wolf      Wolf Larsen was a character in the book who never made it all the way through the book, but he tried very hard.  He was a very strong, brutal man with almost no respect for human life.  With all the people in the world, one dead person meant nothing to him.  He was a patient man and usually kept himself under control.  He was surprisingly smart and thoughtful for a pirate who lives on the sea.  He loved the sea and knew many things about it, such as how to outwit his brother when he came near Wolf's boat....   [tags: Sea Wolf Essays]

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Loggerhead Carett The Loggerhead Sea Turtle

- Introduction Caretta caretta, otherwise known as the Loggerhead Sea Turtle, is an oceanic turtle that exist throughout the globe. They are circumtropical species (LeBlanc et al. 2014) meaning they are distributed throughout temperate and tropical ocean regions, but most abundant species are found in the United States coastal range. Loggerheads largest nesting aggregations in the Atlantic are found along the southeastern United States coastal range where about 80% of all nesting occurs and 90% of all hatchlings are produced (Abecassis et al....   [tags: Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Sea turtle, Ocean]

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John Milington's Synge's Riders to the Sea

- Is man ever in control of the natural world. Or are we only ever in a temporary contract with it. We see pictures of towns being swallowed whole by the sea on news, renewing the balance of power between man and nature. Man for years has struggled in its relationship with nature, and at one time attempting to give gifts of sacrifice to control weather or like today, attempting to gain control through manipulative science. In John Millington Synge's tragic realistic one-act play Riders To The Sea he explores the power struggle between man and the sea through the realistic portrayal of the fisherman mentality....   [tags: the power of the sea, story analysis]

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Shades of Grey in Wide Sargasso Sea

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The Old Man And The Sea

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