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My Farming Flashbacks

- Farming flashbacks Jim had tried married life a couple times, but decided being a bachelor is more fun. Mike is now crippled, but with such a strong constitution continues the manage the farm, while Betty is the chief cook and handy man inside and out. Arthur worked on his dad's farm for many years till the time of his marriage to Evelyn of Wadena. From 1947 to 1951, we remained on the farm in a one room dwelling. This soon became too small after the offsprings begin to arrive. When the third child was born, we had to add an extension to the shack....   [tags: family, education, language]

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The function of flashbacks in Death of a Salesman.

- The function of flashbacks in Death of a Salesman. Throughout Death of a Salesman flashbacks are used continuously, typically to present the audience with the Loman family's background and show deterioration. In act one we see the first flashback at the beginning of the play. As the play starts to go into flashback the backdrop changes from the present 'Apartment houses' and the 'surroundings become covered in leaves.' The first sign of the Loman's happy past. Willy is talking sense and telling Biff to watch his schooling, giving him good advice, and then he shows his wealth, polishing the car talking about the hammock that Willy is going to buy, to the punch bag that Willy bought his sons....   [tags: English Literature]

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Flashbacks in Henry V by William Shakespeare

- Flashbacks in Henry V by William Shakespeare In Henry V there are three flashbacks, which help the audience understand Henry and the plot better. The three flashbacks are the scene with Henry and Falstaff, Henry and Bardolph, and the scene at the castle in England where there is a constant flow of images in which Henry is recollecting the past events in the movie. These three flashbacks display a great deal of information that the play did not give to its readers. The first scene was with Henry and Falstaff drinking and having a good time....   [tags: Free Essays]

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A Free Spirit of Rebellion, Mason and Dixon Show Flashbacks in Vineland

- ... “The reality principle is never allowed to lapse entirely-indeed, it is often involved to expose the artificiality of conventional realistic illusion….This kind of novelistic, I am talking about referring a loyalty to both (reality and fiction) but later the orthodox novelists and confidence on the possibility of reconciling them. He makes the difficulty of the task, in a sense, his subjects” “(Bradbury 105). Fowles belongs to that generation typified by E.P. Thompson, opting, reaction against the ideological extremism of the mid-century for the absolute of personal integrity....   [tags: reagonomics, capitalism, authentication]

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Use of Flashbacks in Toni Morrison’s Novel, Beloved

- Use of Flashbacks in Toni Morrison’s Novel, Beloved Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved swims like a garden pond full of minnows with thoughts and memories of days gone by. Each memory is like a drop of water, and when one person brings up enough drops, a trickle of a stream is formed. The trickles make their way down the shallow slopes and inclines, pushing leaves, twigs, and other barriers out of the way, leaving small bits of themselves behind so their paths can be traced again. There is a point, a vertex, a lair, where many peoples streams unite in a valley, in the heart of a pebble lined brook, and it is here that their trickles of days gone by fuse with each other, and float hand in hand u...   [tags: Toni Morrison Beloved]

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The Use of Stylistic Devices in James Baldwin’s Sonny’s Blues and Raymond Carver’s Cathedral

- James Baldwin’s ‘Sonny’s Blues’ and Raymond Carver’s ‘Cathedral’ are two stories which bring out several similarities concerning thematic issues and use of various stylistic devices. Studying the two stories closely enhances the reader to gain essential understanding on the issues being raised such as internal and external conflicts affecting the characters. Although the plots of the two stories are different, their development in terms of characterization, style and themes is more or less the same as there are noticeable similarities....   [tags: narrator, flashbacks, misconceptions ]

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Why Citizen Kane is the Best Movie Ever Made

- ... Luckily this didn’t occur, though the film did have difficulty showing the film at major theatres. The film opens with the camera panning across Kane’s deserted estate in Florida called Xanadu. The imagery has a dark, camera focuses on the old man’s mouth as he utters that mysterious word "Rosebud." He then drops the globe, which rolls onto the floor and shatters. You can see the nurse in the reflection of the broken glass as she covers him with a sheet. This entire scene is a major plot point in the film, the meaning of the snow globe and his dying words tie into the rest of the story in a very intricate, underlining manner....   [tags: film, newsreal, flashbacks]

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Massacre and Its Consequences in The Movie We Need to Talk About Kevin

- The movie “We Need to Talk About Kevin” is based flashbacks that Eva has of Kevin growing up as she deals with the aftermath of the massacre he committed, murdering fellow students in his high school. Based on Kevin’s character, one may assume that he is a psychopath for the way he acted and behaved as an individual. However, Kevin’s personality greatly contributed to him and the role he portrayed. The following theorists analyze what framed Kevin’s behavior and how their different theories contributed to the individuality of both Eva and Kevin....   [tags: flashbacks, film analysis]

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Ambrose Bierces Ise of Flashbacks and the Supernatural in his Short Stories

- Ambrose Bierces Ise of Flashbacks and the Supernatural in his Short Stories AMBROSE BIERCE'S: USE OF FLASHBACKS AND THE SUPERNATURAL IN HIS SHORT STORIES Ambrose Bierce is known for using both flashbacks and the supernatural in his short stories "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "The Death of Haplin Frayser." Bierce was born on June 24, 1842, in House Cave Creek, Meigs County, Ohio. He also disappeared in Mexico while acting as an observer of that country's civil war in January 1, 1914....   [tags: essays papers]

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Essay on Flashbacks, Thrid Person Narration, and Harsh Language in Another Country

- Use of Flashbacks, Thrid Person Narration, and Harsh Language in Another Country James Baldwin's novel, Another Country , is enhanced by Baldwin's unique narrative style. The majority of the exposition of Another Country is presented through flashbacks. Baldwin uses the third person omniscient point of view to narrate his characters' personal thoughts and develop the characters. Lastly, Baldwin intensifies the rage and anger through his uncommonly harsh diction. Quite often Baldwin oversteps the traditional bonds of appropriate language....   [tags: Another Country]

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Foreshadowing and Flashbacks in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

-       In Fitzgerald’s timeless novel The Great Gatsby, the writing techniques of foreshadowing and flashbacks are carefully used to enhance and  strengthen the story.   " 'Suppose you met somebody just as careless as yourself.'  'I hope I never will,' she [Jordan] answered.  'I hate careless people.  That's why I like you.' " (Fitzgerald, pg. 63)  Jordan is explaining to Nick how she is able to drive badly as long as everyone else drives carefully.  This quote represents the writing technique of  foreshadowing, which is being used in one of its finest form.  Fitzgerald is foreshadowing to chapter seven where Daisy kills Myrtle Wilson because of her reckless driving. ...   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Evolution of Oracle Time Machine: FlashBack

- ... • Intended or unintended DROP TABLE statements • Intended or unintended update, delete or insert transactions • Intended or unintended batch job or wide-spread application errors There are more features of flashback that one can imagine. All these features have been piled up with suite from 9i onwards. Evolution of Flash Back with Oracle release: Oracle8: First Time Point in Time recovery was released. Database Point in Time Recovery or Incomplete Recovery (DBPITR) does not use all backup information....   [tags: mistake, database, flashback]

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Plot Flashback ( S )

- Plot FLASHBACK(S): One flashback is “I (the boy) was drunk as a skunk when I heard the old pickup pull up and saw him jump up and head for me. […] He (the father) shoved me several times toward the front door. […] He handed it (the glass of salt water) to me and ordered me to drink. I drank. I vomited.” In brief, the boy gets drunk and his dad hurts him and forces him to throw up. This flashback gives some interesting backstory on the relationship between the father and son. They clearly do not have a harmonious relationship, as the father was not at all kind or supporting, quite the opposite actually....   [tags: Mother, Family, Father, Fiction]

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The Use Of Flashback Of Slavery Throughout The Novel ' 72 Hour

- Dealing with mental illness is difficult, but even worse when caring for a family member with a mental illness, creating the feeling of a lifetime of servitude. Bebe Moore Campbell uses flashback of slavery throughout the novel, 72 Hour Hold to explain how taking care of a family member with a mental illness can make one feel enslaved. Flashbacks throughout the novel are used to describe a mother’s, Keri, struggle of taking care of her bipolar daughter, Trina, while also insinuating that she feels her daughter’s illness has enslaved her....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Rashomon '

- Rashomon is a film which through a series of flashbacks, unfold the account of the murder trial of a bandit accused of killing a samurai and the rape of his wife in the forest one evening. The series of various flashbacks give distinctive narratives. For instance, we see the court testimony of the first man, who found the samurai’s dead body and reported it to the police, a priest who happened to be walking by the scene, the bandit, the samurai 's wife and even the samurai himself, whose apparition is channeled by a medium....   [tags: Black-and-white films, Murder, Flashback, Truth]

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Miranda's Flashback

- As the ocean roars and floods the land When you reach out for somebody’s hand Just shut your eyes and I’m there too As the thunder rumbles and sounds cruel And when you need someone to hold you Just whisper my name and I’m there too There she lay, motionless. However, an atmosphere of hope enveloped around her. She was still fighting, not a single tear yet shed on her pale face. Her sapphire eyes searched the heavens endlessly in hope for escape. There she lay. There she lay. She lay on the muddy ground, covered in tree branches and dead leaves....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Foreshadowing and Flashback in The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst

- Foreshadowing and Flashback in “The Scarlet Ibis” Regrets are one of the few factors that all people have in common. A study was taken asking hundreds of American citizens if they regretted something from their past. Although the majority decided upon failed romantic relationships as their most prominent regret, about sixteen percent stated his or her biggest regrets lied within family matters (Johnson). In James Hurst's short story, “The Scarlet Ibis,” Hurst uses foreshadowing and flashback to establish a reminiscent tone....   [tags: doodle, abandonment, death]

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The Use of Flashback in Kenneth Branagh's Henry V

- The Use of Flashback in Kenneth Branagh's Henry V   In Kenneth Branagh's film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Henry V flashback is used at key moments to comment on the action and to explain points in Henry's past, and how that past effects his present judgment. Certain scenes and lines are borrowed from parts one and two of Shakespeare's Henry IV to do this. The result is an amalgam of scenes, lines, and characters which brings about a telling expose of Henry V, and the man he was before becoming king of England....   [tags: Film, Movie]

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- ... “It was my graduation day.” “I thought you said that you didn’t technically finish high school?” “I didn’t.” “Okay then, go on.” “Well um, I…I got dressed up in my graduation gown. You should have seen me.” He said as he quickly glanced over in Amanda’s direction. “I think that was the best I had ever looked while in high school. Anyways, I was all ready to go, and I left my room, and I saw my parents standing in the living room all dressed up. I remember what they were both wearing. My dad had khakis and a green and white striped shirt on, and my mom had this really beautiful purple dress on....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Flashback Analysis II Positive Families

- Vignette Analysis II Positive Families (Page 117): Families often have a profound effect, good or bad, on an individual’s functioning throughout his or her life. Growing up Joe was left to care for his 3 younger siblings when his Dad alcoholic father would disappear for days and his passive-depressed mother would stay in bed. While in some circumstances children (optimum of three) correspond with increased life satisfaction. Joe’s parents were obviously unprepared for the demands of raising children and ran away, Joes Dad to the bottle and Joes mother to her bed, leaving Joe to raise three sibling a task Joe was obvious unprepared to perform due to his young age....   [tags: Emotion, Psychology, Interpersonal relationship]

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

- Post traumatic stress disorder to most people is a soldier that has just come back from war, but there are other ways a person can get PTSD. PTSD is a combination of anxiety disorder and depression that occurs when a person experiences or witnesses a traumatic event that is outside the range of usual human experiences. In the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, the main character, Charlie goes through the death of the person dearest to his heart his Aunt Helen. Charlie loses his Aunt Helen on his seventh birthday, but what he does not know is that his aunt molested him when he was little....   [tags: anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder]

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The Snows Of Kilimanjaro By Ernest Hemingway

- “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”, is a well-known short story written by the famous Ernest Hemingway himself. This short story was first published in Esquire magazine in 1936 and it was republished in The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories in 1938. Hemingway includes many elements of literature that are very important throughout his short story. Flashback, foreshadowing, symbolism, and imagery are all elements that are used throughout “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”. All of these elements support a very important part of the story, which is the theme....   [tags: Fiction, Ernest Hemingway, Short story]

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Analysis Of Tim Burton 's ' Alice And Wonderland ' And ' Edward Scissorhands '

- In today’s society, people are being judged based their ability to embrace themselves in a world where everyone tries to fit in. Although, many of these people differ and become outcasts in society, others are unaffected by society standards and often lead prosperous lives. Tim Burton happens to be one of these individuals. As many people identify Burton as a film director who projects dark yet adventurous pieces of work, his talent has led him to become one of the most famous producers in Hollywood....   [tags: Tim Burton, Johnny Depp]

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A Brief Overview of Walter Mitty

- A Brief Overview of Walter Mitty In the short story, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber, many interesting fantasies occur in a way which brings the reader into a different world. The story switches back and forth from delusion to reality, dragging the reader into a life, perhaps similar to their own. In the beginning of this story, the first paragraph is a fantasy of the main character, Walter Mitty. It describes his life as a commander of an aircraft. An intense scene is displayed showing what Walter Mitty wishes would be reality....   [tags: Literary Review]

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Comparison of The Shining and Maus I

- The Shining is a 1977 horror novel by Stephen King that is based on events at the Overlook Hotel where the Torrance family is snowed in for the winter which leads to some unfortunate events. Maus I: a Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History is a 1986 graphic novel by Art Spiegelman about the story of his father during the Holocaust. Both of these novels are good stories that are filled with episodes and events that are demonstrated differently. Although the plots of The Shining and Maus 1 bear some minor similarities, the difference between them are more clear, which includes whether the plot is linear and sequential, and the use of stream of consciousness, foreshadowing, and flashbacks....   [tags: Novel Analysis, Horror Novel, Holocaust]

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The Great Gatsby

- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s use of flashback in The Great Gatsby proves to be an effective tool in order to reveal information from the characters’ past. These flashbacks are effective because they allow the reader to know and understand the character better before a situation in the novel arises. Three examples of flashbacks that Fitzgerald uses are when Jordan explains to Nick how and when she first met Gatsby on page 79, when Nick explains to the reader how Gatsby got his name and what his childhood was like on page 104, and when Nick explains again to the reader what happened when Gatsby returned from the war on page 160....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Vulnerability of the American Dream in The Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

- Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller, is a play that illustrated the realistic life of being an American and the vulnerability of an American Dream. It is a play that blended realism and expressionism in order to demonstrate the struggles and failures of Willy Loman. It showed Willy’s illusion of an American Dream, and the harsh reality shattering his dream into pieces. The play displayed Willy’s dreamlike inner world and the cruel realities of the external world. However, it is the interactions of realism and expressionism that makes the life of Willy evermore impacting....   [tags: realism, expressionism, progress]

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Death Of A Salesman by Arthur Miller

- Death Of A Salesman by Arthur Miller The author of the Death Of A Salesman, Arthur Miller, produces a lot of flashbacks throughout the book involving the main character Willy Loman. I am going to talk about two of the flashbacks that he writes about in the book. These are when Willy talks to 'the woman', and the other one is when Willy talks to Uncle Ben. Both of these flashbacks occur in Act One of the book. The first flashback that I have picked is when Willy talks to 'the woman'....   [tags: Papers]

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Associative Art: A Reasonable Solution for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

- In recent times, trying to express oneself has become increasingly difficult; this is as such with patients suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a result of extreme exposure to physical harm or danger. These traumatic experiences could be caused by reasons such as near-death, serious accident, violence, war, torture, or any event that causes extreme fear. A common occurrence with patients dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a hesitancy or inability to discuss or express emotions and thoughts verbally....   [tags: sculpture, drawing, and painting]

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Film Comparative: City of God and Sexy Beast

- The films City of God and Sexy Beast are both crime films that share many similarities such as narrative shape, light, and in both films the narrative unravels in foreign countries. The on difference they have is the classification of crime genre. City of God 2002, directed by Fernando Meirelles depicts the Rocket’s past, how he became a photographer, and how he got out of the slums in a chilling sequence of flashbacks to the people he knew and the life he ends up leading, the whole film could play out as a drama....   [tags: foreign countries, adventure]

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It’s a Hard Knock Life for Them

- In both Katherine Porter’s “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” and Eudora Welty’s “Why I Live in the P.O.”, the main characters deal with family members they frankly do not like. Due to both of their being jilted by men, they are full of resentment and anger causing these women to leave their families on bad terms. Porter and Welty are presenting through the character’s flashbacks and memories that we should pick our battles wisely when it comes to our families because one day they will be gone and, some of us might miss our deceased loved ones, like Granny from “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall”, or be filled with a hatred towards them, like Sister from “Why I Live in the P.O.”....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Paradise Of The Blind, By Duong Thu

- Often in novels the author 's use of style, technique, and structure create a greater meaning in the novel. In Paradise of the Blind by Duong Thu Huong, the use of style, technique, and structure work in tandem to emphasize Hang’s journey to find her own individual purpose. By using circular writing, symbols, and setting, Huong establishes the theme that one must find one’s own purpose. Huong uses a circular writing style to portray the characterization of Hang. As the novel flows from Hang’s past memories to the present, her feelings are paralleled with the different events....   [tags: Family, Fiction, Symbol, Literary theory]

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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower Directed By Stephen Chbosky

- There is a great deal of social interaction that can be used for psychological analysis in the film The Perks of Being a Wallflower directed by Stephen Chbosky. This movie holds a strong focal point regarding mental illness, coming of age, and acceptance. (Halfon, Malkovich, Smith & Chbosky, 2012) Social psychology concepts from the textbook Social Psychology and Human Nature: Brief Version will be used to describe some of the actions and cognitions of the characters. (Baumeister & Bushman, 2014) The Perks of Being a Wallflower follows the life of main character Charlie, a high school freshman who tries to find acceptance and validation of his troubles by the help of his peers....   [tags: American film actors, American television actors]

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Analytical Essay on Tim Burton's Style in Film Directing- Edward Scissorhands

- Indisputably, Tim Burton has one of the world’s most distinct styles when regarding film directing. His tone, mood, diction, imagery, organization, syntax, and point of view within his films sets him apart from other renowned directors. Burton’s style can be easily depicted in two of his most highly esteemed and critically acclaimed films, Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Burton ingeniously incorporates effective cinematic techniques to convey a poignant underlying message to the audience....   [tags: film analysis, movies, cinematography]

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The Problem With War As A Mental Health Condition

- The problem with war is that it isn’t temporary. From the impacts it has on nations to the damage in the mind of soldiers, everything it impacts is permanent. To this day people still talk about the American Revolutionary War and how it has changed our lives. Although the Revolutionary War turned out for the greater good, it caused many problems for children, soldiers, and wives. Of these problems, one can assume Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, was a common one. According to Mayo Clinic PTSD is “...a mental health condition that 's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it....   [tags: Psychological trauma]

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Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five -- A Great American Novel

- For a novel to be considered a Great American Novel, it must contain a theme that is uniquely American, a hero that is the essence of a great American, or relevance to the American people. Others argue, however, that the Great American Novel may never exist. They say that America and her image are constantly changing and therefore, there will never be a novel that can represent the country in its entirety. In his novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut writes about war and its destructiveness....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay]

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What are Hallucinogens and What Happens?

- ... A few of them are your height, weight, and the amount of the drug you take. NSW Government states that some of the affects of hallucinogens that occur within about a half an hour are “strange sensations, such as floating or your body becoming part of another object,” “seeing, hearing, touching or smelling things in a distorted way or that don't exist,” “intense sensory experiences,” and “changed and intense thoughts emotional swings.” They also write on their website some of the physical experiences that a person under the influence of these drugs might experience, and they are that “your pupils get bigger,” “your heart beats faster,” and “your blood pressure rises.” Along with the all s...   [tags: drugs, delusions, synapses]

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Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

- ... WILLY: No, she died a long time ago. CHARLEY: Who. BEN: That’s too bad. Fine specimen of a lady, Mother. WILLY, to Charley: Heh. BEN: I hoped to see the old girl. CHARLEY: Who died. BEN: Heard anything from Father, have you. WILLY, unnerved: What do you mean, who died. CHARLEY, taking a pot: What’re you talkin’ about. (Miller 46) Though Ben had died weeks prior to this conversation, Willy is having delusions that Ben is in the room with Charley and himself. Willy begins speaking to non-existing Ben while Charley can only hear what Willy is saying and grows concerned for his friend....   [tags: play and character analysis]

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Silphi Somaya Gowda's Secret Daughter

- Families in poverty often have to make painful sacrifices in order to survive. Women in third world countries during the 1980s often had to put their families’ needs above their own. In the novel Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, through the use of flashbacks, negative tone and painful diction, the author emphasizes the sacrifices and grief poverty forces Kavita to endure in order to ensure a better life for her family. The use of flashbacks displays the painful sacrifices poverty leads Kavita to make in order to guarantee the betterment of her family....   [tags: sacrifice]

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The Story Of Self Discovery

- MOMENTS is a very original and intriguing dramatic, character driven story of self-discovery. The story is driven by strong themes about making the right life choices and overcoming life regrets. The story focuses on a dying women’s recollection of the important moments of her life. The story offers a very compelling twist when she’s suddenly told that the life she thought she lived isn’t real. Now she struggles with trying to figure out which life she really lived. The story is driven by the inner, emotional goal of Linda versus a tangible, actionable goal....   [tags: Emotion, English-language films, Performance]

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My Writing : Writing And Writing

- This creative writing class was one of my favorite classes, if not my favorite class of the semester because it let me expand on my writing and create more stories and poems. The writing assignments were one of my favorite homework assignments to do because I liked having prompts to give me options on what I could write about. I was rather stiff at first when it came to writing, but this class taught me how to be more lucid in my writing, and taught me some new strategies that have helped me better my writing....   [tags: Writing, Creative writing, Writer, Short story]

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Drug Abuse of Hallucinogens

- Commonly known Hallucinogen drugs are LSD, also known as acid or mellow yellow; PCP, also known as angel dust, tic tac, super grass, or rocket fuel; Psilocybin also known as “shrooms” or magic mushrooms; DMT; and Peyote. Hallucinogen drugs alter human perception and mood by changing the user’s sense of reality. Effects of hallucinogenic drug abuse are unpredictable and the intensity varies on the dose amount. Common effects of abuse include an increase in heart rate and blood pressure, feelings of detachment from self and surroundings, nausea, vomiting, panic reactions, delusions, blurred vision, dizziness, and hallucinations (Drug-rehabilitation)....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]

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Philip Roth's American Pastoral

- American Pastoral written by Philip Roth is a novel that revolves around the character Seymour “Swede” Levov, a prosperous Jewish American business man and a former high school star athlete from New Jersey. During the 1960s the Swede’s pastoral life is thrown into havoc when his daughter Merry, a teenage war protester is the main suspect in the bombing of a post office in which the town’s doctor, an innocent bystander, is killed. Through a variety of literary devices, Roth makes the point that in the end, no matter how much effort goes into keeping things orderly and upright, chaos eventually overtakes everything....   [tags: literary analysis]

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Director Tim Burton and Techniques Used to Convey his Characters in Film

- Tim Burton reflects on his childhood while making the majority of his popular films, filled with both loneliness and despair. The widely known director might seem a bit unique in the least; however his works are extremely relatable to the majority of society. Everyone has felt the sting of extreme abandonment that is illustrated in these wondrous films and that is what makes them so compelling and thought provoking. Burton makes these topics accessible by illustrating the universal truth that the loneliest people are often the most kindhearted through the use of techniques such as flashback, long shot, and low key lighting....   [tags: Kindhearted, Movies, Lonely]

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Achievement or Enjoyment: The Debate Between Casablanca and Citizen Kane

- ... These shots also display why Citizen Kane is considered the first film noir, or at least the direct predecessor of noir, employing dark, moody atmosphere to augment the often violent or mysterious events taking place. Kane’s story unfolds over the span of over 50s years in a non-linear narrative, through the innovative use of flashbacks. The actors transform with age throughout the film, and Welles himself age from 25 to 78 before our eyes. Dick Smith, a makeup artist who won an Academy Award in 1984 for his work in ``Amadeus,`` said Makeup Artist, Maruice Seiderman``was best known for his revolutionary makeup for `Citizen Kane` in which he aged Orson Welles and others with innovative te...   [tags: cinematographic value, innovations, entertainment]

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Literary Analysis Of Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge By Ambrose Bierce

- Literary Analysis of “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce The story of Owl Creek Bridge is set during the Civil War. The Owl Creek Bridge is located on a railroad in northern Alabama. It is very dark, horrid with soldiers hung over a river, and shot dead. Peyton Farquhar is a confederate soldier in the army. Peyton shows symbols, flashbacks, and foreshadowing as he is getting ready to die by execution. “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge has many examples of themes, motifs and symbols....   [tags: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Ambrose Bierce]

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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

- The movie, The Perks of Being A Wallflower, released in 2012, is based on the book written by Stephen Chbosky, which was originally published in 1999. The book is all about the main character, Charlie, as he deals with his first year in high school, after the tragic death of his Aunt Helen. The movie opens with Charlie writing in a journal, which is a part of his therapy for the mental illness he suffers from on account of his Aunt 's death. The past year or so before this, Charlie had been suffering from memories and flashbacks of the way his Aunt died in a car accident....   [tags: Psychological trauma]

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder ( Ptsd )

- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD was once called Shell shock or battle Fatigue syndrome, is a serious condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event in which serious physical harm occurred or was threatened. PTSD is a lasting consequence of traumatic ordeals that cause intense fear, helplessness, or horror, such as a sexual or physical assault, the unexpected death of a loved one, an accident, war, or natural disaster. Families of victims can also develop PTSD, as can emergency personnel and rescue workers....   [tags: Psychological trauma]

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Untraditional Techniques in I Stand Here Ironing

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The Disordered World of Snow Falling on Cedars

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Closely Watched Trains by Jiri Menzel and My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?, directed by Werner Herzog

- Closely Watched Trains is a Czech New wave film set in Czechoslovakia during the Nazi occupation in World War II. It revolves around the life and coming of age of Milos, a train officer. The major theme of the movie is the way it satirizes Soviet Russia during this historical time period, which is unconventional for a movie set in World War II. Other themes emerge as well, such as sexuality (or the repression of sexuality), gender roles and masculinity. There was also a scene that stuck out to me at the beginning of the movie, where Milos’ mother seems to crown him with his conductors’ hat, maybe signifying the important role that Milos being a train officer plays at the end of the film....   [tags: Thematic, Film Analysis]

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How Background and Upbringing Effect a Child, Especially in Wild by Strayed and The Other West Moore by Moore

- ... Strayed wasn’t doing drugs because of her father never being there, she was doing drugs because she felt that was what people without father who cared did. However If Strayed wanted to change she didn’t need a father. By stopping and changing the course of her life Strayed proves the defeated Wes wrong and confirms the claim that it was not the actions of another during her up bringing that affected her being a good person, but her reaction to the actions of another in her youth that impacted how she thought and went about life, always feeling defeated and doomed by her father....   [tags: family, character, attitude]

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Theoretical Suicide and Truth in "All About Suicide" by Luisa Valenzuela

- "Suicide, what a terrible concept. There are two types of suicide: physical, and theoretical. Physical suicide is the more commonly heard type of suicide. It entails the person actually, physically killing himself or herself. On the other hand, theoretical suicide is when the person does something that will, in turn, get him or her killed. For example, in “All About Suicide” by Luisa Valenzuela, Ismael, a man that works at a minister’s office, murders the minister, a high-ranking public official....   [tags: Theoretical Suicide, All About Suicide, Luisa Vale]

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The Great Gatsby: The Past is Forever in the Present

- ... In opposition to Nick’s valuable revelation, the inability to remove oneself from the possibilities of the past may prevent the pleasure of the present. Fitzgerald reveals the detrimental impacts of living in the past, through the character James Gatz and his numerous flashbacks responsible for Gatz’s development into the character of Jay Gatsby. Gatz invented the character of Gatsby, providing a fallacious back-story, in order to convince himself and hopefully Daisy that there remains a possibility of love despite their difference in economic backgrounds....   [tags: F.Scott Fitzgerald, book analysis]

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Defining Moments in Life in Margaret Atwood’s Short Story, Weight

- Throughout a person’s lifetime there are a few defining moments that determine the kind of person they become. In Margaret Atwood’s Weight marriage, careers, and children play significant roles in the lives of Molly and her friend the narrator. The narrator’s flashbacks provide insight into the highs and lows of her own life along with Molly’s. Weight is an enjoyable short story because the struggles and triumphs of the characters may resonate with the reader’s own life. Atwood’s Weight is an effective and thought provoking short story....   [tags: lawyer, murder, narrator]

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A Soldier Returns From War And For Over 5 Months

- A soldier returns from war and for over 5 months he has flashbacks from a traumatic experience he encountered during duty, the dreams are becoming more intense. He keeps re-experiencing the traumatic event. He gets angry easily, becomes violent and fearful. He begins to avoid his family and the things he loved to do. This soldier can be diagnosed with the anxiety disorder Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If long after a traumatic event the person continues to experience symptoms of fear and related symptoms the person is suffering from PTSD (Comer, 143)....   [tags: Psychological trauma]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Mulberry ' By Paulette Boudreaux

- Maddy, the main character in the book “Mulberry” said, “I fell into a fitful sleep thinking about the unfairness of a world where children were always paying for their parents’ mistakes” (Boudreaux 238). Ever Since Maddy’s mother left to take care sick Ida Bea, Maddy along with her brothers were paying for the mistakes of their parents. They were hungry, they were homeless, they were physically and verbally abused and they were neglected. Maddy nearly escaped from being raped twice. Their alcoholic father, a World War II veteran who suffer from a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), is the first in line to blame....   [tags: Psychological trauma]

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The Effects of LSD On the Human Body

- The many different illegal drugs around the world can all have harmful effects to the human body, but that does not stop many people from using them. Some people will do anything they can to get ahold of these dangerous drugs. Within the many different illegal drugs, there are a certain kind of drugs called hallucinogens. Hallucinogens are a class of drugs that cause hallucinations—profound distortions in a person's perceptions of reality. The most common hallucinogen is called Lysergic acid, more commonly referred to as “LSD” or just simply “acid”....   [tags: Illegal Drugs, Harmful Effects, Human Body]

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Childhood Wartime Experiences: Examples of Three Novels

- In the excerpts, A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah and First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung, and the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel, the authors share their stories of what it was like being a child in wartime. Childhood wartime experiences had a negative impact on the lives of Wiesel, Beah, and Ung. The war weakened Wiesel's faith in God, caused Beah to be in an uneasy state and have flashbacks of bad memories, and it caused Ung to adapt to a new lifestyle. Childhood wartime experiences have had a negative impact on Wiesel's life....   [tags: Innocence, Impact]

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The Handmaid 's Tale By Margaret Atwood

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The Effects Of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- Death of a Salesman Motifs A motif is an element in literature that repeats itself and has a significant influence on the theme. Death of a Salesman, written by Arthur Miller, has many motifs which include: reputation, denial, guilt, flashbacks, geographical locations, contradiction, asking for advice, and seeds. All of these elements are repeated throughout the story and support the themes and reveal the true nature of the characters They also show important lessons the characters learned....   [tags: Failure, Success, Question, Contradiction]

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Film Industry: Arrow or Oliver Queen

- Anna Godberson once said, “She should have known that villains often come with pretty faces”. This is regularly the case in the film industry. Hollywood has an abundance of beautiful villains that steal people’s hearts. But, even though physical beauty is a common theme for glamorous Hollywood villains, there are many more means to ploy an audience to love an antihero. In a diversity of films, the audience is manipulated in to liking the bad guys in many divergent ways. With the use of enticing looks, schemas, and the fundamental attribution error (Keen, McCoy, and Powell 129-148) film developers master piloting their audience to love their villains....   [tags: hollywood, villains, bag guys]

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Fice Of The Federal Public Defender

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Willy Russell's Use of Devices to Invite the Audience to Sympathize with Shirley in the Screenplay Shirley Valentine

- Shirley Valentine, a story about a middle-aged house-wife whose life couldn’t be more mundane; she has no one but the wall to talk to. Shirley Valentine, written by Willy Russell, is one of his most famous screenplays. This essay will look at how Russell invites the audience to sympathise with Shirley through his use of language, ideas and themes, the effects of dramatic devices and characters in the play. Russell uses characters and their actions to invite us to feel sympathy for Shirley. The way she is treated by her family and especially Joe makes the readers feel compassion for her....   [tags: shirley valentine]

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The Perfect Wrong Dreams in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

- In the drama Death of a Salesman written by Arthur Miller, the main character Willy appears to have a form of Alzheimer’s in his old age while repetitively reminiscing of previous times with his family and work profession. Willy seems to have unwillingly convinced his son Biff to be an underachiever when Biff caught his father Willy in an affair with a client’s secretary. When Biff found out about the affair he soon decided he would not attend summer school putting his dreams of playing college football behind, soon to lead to a life of failures....   [tags: willy, alzheimer´s disease]

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The Guardian, By The United States Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers

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A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah

- Imagine yourself in the shoes of a twelve year old boy who vigorously fought through blood and death, seeking for survival and hope during a Civil War in Sierra Leone. The novel, A Long Way Gone, tells the story of, Ishmael Beah, a young boy who experienced the mental and physical battle of reluctantly becoming a soldier. Today, majority of us can relate to Ishmael’s unfortunate circumstances through his life because it is something that we have all been affected by individually in areas all across the world....   [tags: Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone Civil War, Mattru Jong]

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Postmodernism in US Television Show Lost

- Postmodernism can be defined as a rejection of the idea that there are certain unequivocal truths or grand narratives (such as capitalism, faith or science) and as a belief that there are multiple ways of understanding anything, whether it be it culture, philosophy, art, literature, films, etc, or even television... Television reflects the mass-produced society we live in and certain shows exhibit many of the archetypes of postmodernism that have become prevalent in other art forms. Postmodernism can be useful for understanding contemporary television it can help us to relate to the ever-changing world we live in....   [tags: TV Show Analysis]

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The Blind Side By Michael Oher

- The Blind Side is a film that follows the life of Michael Oher, an underprivileged high school football player that is supported by an upper class family, the Tuohys, and taken into their home. They provide him with shelter and a bed that he says he has never had. As the Tuohys are driving down the street one night, they see Michael walking alone in the cold. Mrs. Tuohy tells her husband to stop the car and she lets Michael inside. The couple discusses later that night about whether it was a good idea or not to allow Michael into their home....   [tags: Psychological trauma]

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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

- In the movie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower the audience learns a great deal about, Charlie, the main character’s life and how his past traumas affect him psychologically (Chbosky, 2012). Charlie is a 15-year-old boy who is coping with his best friend’s suicide, in addition to struggling with Posttraumic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Chbosky, 2012). When Charlie was younger, his favorite Aunt, Helen, raped him, although he did not seem to fully understand that until he was hospitalized (Chbosky, 2012)....   [tags: Psychology, Major depressive disorder, Suicide]

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The Lovely Bones and Speak

- Throughout The Lovely Bones and Speak Alice Sebold and Jessica Sharzer respectively express the emotional journeys and boundaries faced by their characters. Both authors explore this idea through the restriction of their protagonist; however, they both express their journeys with the help of a secondary character. Different approaches are used by the authors, Sebold tells the story from the past whereas Sharzer provides a day-by-day diary of the emotional journey faced by Melinda. Both use the conclusion of their texts to heighten their characters emotional journeys....   [tags: Alice Sebold, Jessica Sharzer]

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F.Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- ... This exciting whirlwind of 10 years ended with the crash of the stock market in 1929, causing the start of the Great Depression. Although this time period ended with such a low point in our history, it is important because it has shaped America to what it is today. It is only fitting that The Great Gatsby, a timeless classic, uses time in the past and future to improve the book as a whole. Foreshadowing and flashbacks are what gave the novel its unique structure. Flashbacks in the Great Gatsby were Fitzgerald’s way of introducing characters, and allowing readers to better understand the actions of the main characters (King)....   [tags: story analysis, the American dream]

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Movie Analysis : ' The Movie '

- The narrative movie that I choose to analyze for this assignment is If I Stay (2014; Director: RJ Cutler). This movie is about a high school cellist, Mia Hall, who is in a car accident that leaves her in a coma. The story unfolds with Mia realizing that she is having an out-of-body experience and has to make a tough decision to return to a life that will never be the same. Throughout the movie we are switched from current time with Mia in a coma, viewing everything from her out-of-body experience and flashbacks prior to the accident where Mia narrator several segments....   [tags: Narrative, Narratology, Fiction, Climax]

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Tuesday's With Morrie

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Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome

- There are numerous different mental disorders that people are diagnosed with on an everyday basis. Some mental disorders are genetic, but yet other disorders come from the things that people encounter in life. One mental disorder that is being diagnosed more often every day is called Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. This is a disorder that does not discriminate based on genetics, race, age, or even sex. This mental disorder occurs due to events in a person’s life. As everyone knows it is natural for humans to feel fear and be cautious in a dangerous time or event....   [tags: Pyschology, Mental Health, Diseases]

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LSD History/Effects

- LSD History/Effects Lysergic acid diethylamide– LSD– comes from lysergic acid which comes from ergot, a fungus found on grains such as rye. This drug was revealed in 1938. LSD causes hallucinations resulting in peoples’ minds functioning differently. People usually tend to “hear” colors and “see” sounds. Some experiences might be enjoyable, but then other “trips” have the potential to be bad. Those on a bad trip may experience strong feelings of confusion, discomfort, and fear. Flashbacks can occur anytime even after just one dose of LSD....   [tags: Drugs]

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The Eternity Cure- Outline

- ... She clings to her humanity and is falling for a human who helps her to stay that way. I- The main idea of this story was for Allison to rescue her sire, Kanin from the clutches of a psychotic, mentally insane vampire who wants revenge for all that Kanin has caused. After getting a group of humans to the one safe place on earth and leaving behind the one she loves she searches for Kanin. Blood calls to Blood and when she finally found the source of that calling she found herself in the one place she thought she would never see again, home....   [tags: skeleton of a future story]

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