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Maurice Sendak: Through Controversy To Success - Maurice Sendak: Through Controversy To Success “These are difficult times for children. Children have to be brave to survive what the world does to them. And this world is scrungier and rougher and dangerouser than it ever was before”—Maurice Sendak Throughout the past fifty years, Maurice Sendak has been a challenging and inventive voice for children’s literature. His work will continue to be entertaining and educational for young children and adults alike for many years to come. Sendak has won many awards for his work in children’s literature; however, much controversy surrounds his work....   [tags: Maurice Sendak Books Essays]
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Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, and Outside Over There - Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, and Outside Over There The three titles of Maurice Sendak’s famous picture book trilogy, Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, and Outside Over There, name what Judith Butler calls “zones of uninhabitability,” places of abjection that form the borders of the self as both its constitutive outside and its intimate interior. These are dangerous places in the geography of childhood, places where the child’s very life and sense of self is threatened....   [tags: Children Listerature Maurice Sendak Essays]
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The History of Surrealism: Maurice Nadeau - Surrealism painting can be difficult to approach as a career. People may use their imagination to rely on their paintings, and others might even reckon on substantial objects or figures. This movement demands creativity. There have been many surrealist artist who have contributed to their country in a state of pride. Having new knowledge of Surrealism, I have learned many profound ideas about this movement in this novel. I definitely recommend reading this novel to artist. Not just artist in general, but also to people who have never learned or heard about Surrealism....   [tags: Art ]
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Chivalry, by Maurice Keen: Book Review - When Maurice Keen set out to write a book on the components and development of chivalry, he did not know it would be “the last word on a seductive subject,” as stated by one Washington Post reviewer. Instead, Keen was merely satisfying a curiosity that derived from a childhood fascination of stories filled with “knights in shining armour.” This juvenile captivation was then transformed into a serious scholarly interest by Keen’s teachers, the product of which is a work based upon literary, artifactual, and academic evidence....   [tags: Knighthood Ceremony, Nobility]
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The Politics of Sexuality in E.M. Forster’s Maurice - Modernist writings have always been hailed for its nuanced relationship with sexuality. This paper looks at the ways E.M. Forster, one of the modernist writers on the fringes, deals with the discourses of sexuality different in ways different from other high modernists against the backdrop of the socio-cultural milieu which was extremely intolerant to homosexuality through his novel Maurice, written in 1913-14 and published posthumously in 1971. To what extent Forster’s homosexuality and his novel on same sex love negotiate with other homosexual writers and activists of the period....   [tags: Homosexuality in Literature]
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Maurice Agulhon's The Republican Experiment - Maurice Agulhon. The Republican Experiment, 1848-1852. London and New York: Cambridge University Press. 1983.Pp195. This books main objective was to describe how France was in the process of becoming a democratic Republic. The book gave a full evolution and fulfillment that France made by the first four years of its first trial run at becoming a democratic Republic. The book gave in detail from start to finish how France finally prevailed during the 18707’s. The Republic was reborn when the Second Empire had made itself impossible: too aggressive for the alarmed Europe of the time and too authoritarian for an awakened society....   [tags: essays research papers] 437 words
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Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac - "Physical Laws should have mathematical beauty." This statement was Dirac's response to the question of his philosophy of physics, posed to him in Moscow in 1955. He wrote it on a blackboard that is still preserved today.[1] Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac (1902-1984), known as P. A. M. Dirac, was the fifteenth Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge. He shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1933 with Erwin Schrodinger.[2] He is considered to be the founder of quantum mechanics, providing the transition from quantum theory....   [tags: essays research papers] 1307 words
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Maurice Sendak - Maurice Sendak Maurice Sendak was born June 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were poor immigrants from Poland who came to America before World War I. Many of his relatives died in the Holocaust, and this was an important influence upon his childhood. His parents were always upset about the relatives they had lost and the cloud of death was always in the air. He even drew the faces of some of his relatives who died in the Holocaust in Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Zlateh the Goat. Sendak is the youngest of three children....   [tags: essays papers]
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Maurice Sendak - 	Maurice Sendak may be the best-known children's author / illustrator in the world today. His artwork has become somewhat of an American icon; some even became the basis of an advertising campaign for Bell Atlantic. This extremely gifted genius was actually cultivating within Sendak since his childhood, and many different memories from his youth influenced the masterpieces he has created. 	Born in Brooklyn on June 10th (coincidently, my birthday) 1928, Sendak has illustrated over 70 books and written at least 15 himself....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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A Humorous Distillation of Antigone by Maurice Sagoff - A Humorous Distillation of Antigone by Maurice Sagoff This poem is quite successful in getting the plot across to the reader. Unfortunatly, that is all he can get across because of his beleif that, "inside every fat book is a skinny book trying to get out." Sargoff cannot have character descriptions, themes, or any real detail in his "skinny book" because of his beleifs. Sargoff leaves off why Polynices should not be burried and why his brother, who is not even menchoned, can be burried....   [tags: essays research papers] 513 words
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Stabilizing the Equilibrium in The Edwardian Novel: Homosexuality, Women, and Marriage in Maurice - In the early twentieth century there was no definition of homosexuality because there was no law that can validate homosexual desires. Homosexuality was considered as a factor that does not stabilize the social masculine identity especially in an era where men thought of as powerful and dominant in the society: the patriarchal society. Thus, the fear of expressing their homosexuality and of the accusation of having feminine characteristics was prevalent among young men. Men should be restrained and refrained from such characteristics so they can be labeled men in the masculine world....   [tags: masculinity, femininity, gender roles]
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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Maurice by E.M. Forster - Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Maurice by E.M. Forster An interesting plot isn’t always enough to make a novel a good piece of literature. It’s the believability of the characters that ensnares the reader into the world that the author has created. As characters develop, so do their interactions with one another. In Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Maurice by E.M. Forster, each novel’s main characters have relationships which shape the story with their uniquely definable characteristics....   [tags: Papers] 1289 words
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The Maurice Richard Riot of March 17 1955 - The Maurice Richard Riot of March 17 1955 On March 17, 1955, more than 10,000 crazed hockey fans from inside the Montreal Forum and from the streets outside gathered together to protest the suspension of Maurice "The Rocket" Richard. An outraged fan slapped and punched the president of the National Hockey League, Clarence Campbell who was quietly sitting among the spectators. This "seven-hour rampage of destruction and looting" was a result of this attack that occurred during the game that opposed the Montreal Canadians and the Detroit Red Wings (Zacharias, 2000)....   [tags: Papers] 883 words
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Exploring William Moebius' Article "Introduction to Picture Book Codes" and How it Relates to Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are" - William Moebius writes in his article "Introduction to Picture Book Codes" about the several ways one can use to interpret the apparent relationship between the text of a Picture Book and its Pictures. He indicates that there are five different distinct codes to use when analyzing the text as well as the images. Those codes are: the code of position, size, and diminishing return, the codes of perspective, the code of the frame and the right and round, the code of line and capillarity, and the code of colour....   [tags: art, where the wild things are] 1187 words
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Subtle Differences in Where The Wild Things Are - Subtle Differences Make Where The Wild Things Are a Classic When one thinks of a children's picture book, one usually thinks of bright colors and a story that involves a princess and a prince charming. One of the most classic children's books, Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are, however, neither uses bright colors nor a traditional love story. Instead the readers meet a young boy, Max, who, when sent to his room without dinner, imagines a far off land. We meet his friends, "the wild things", and learn that Max is the "most wild thing of all"....   [tags: Picture Books Maurice Sendak]
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Comparison Of The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rats vs The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe - Though there are many generations of writing; whether it is classic or contemporary, all authors bring several similarities to the different works that they create. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rats, written by Terry Pratchett, can be compared to The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe; which is written by C.W.Lewis, due to the similarities that both authors use in their writing styles. Not only can the differences be seen through the authors writing style, but differences can be seen through the different literary elements that the authors choose to use throughout their works....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1744 words
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Poor Parenting Techniques Displayed in Maurice Sendaks "Where The Wild Things Are" - Poor Parenting can cause poorly behaved children 'Where The Wild Things Are' was first published in 1963 and is the first part of a trilogy of award - winning books by American author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. 'Where The Wild Things Are' is haunting and imaginative and describes how a young child, called Max, creates a fictitious fantasy world in order to deal with the terrifying reality of anger. Poor parenting is a lack of parenting techniques and skills in relation to the responsibilities and obligations, which need to be fulfilled in order to accomplish prominent problems within the family relationship....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Coming of Age in Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak - Where The Wild Things Are is, in my opinion, one of the best coming of age stories there is. It deals with heavy topics in such a light manner that it actually makes the whole experience enjoyable for us readers. This story depicts a young boy named Max who is unruly and is constantly wearing pajamas that make him look like a wolf. When Max yells to his mother that he is going to eat her up it upsets her and he is sent to his room without any dinner. When he gets to his room it starts to morph into a forrest....   [tags: attention, reality, leadership]
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The Blind Man by D.H. Lawrence - The Blind Man – And the Blind Shall "see" The story "The Blind Man" by D.H. Lawrence can be read at many levels. On the surface, the story is about the struggles of Maurice Pervin as he learns to cope with the loss of his sight. On a much deeper level, it can be seen that Maurice is closed in by his blindness and it is through another man's weakness that he begins to “see” again. To understand the meaning of "The Blind Man", one must first try to understand Maurice Pervin. He has spent most of his life with sight and is totally blinded in Flanders....   [tags: D.H. Lawrence Blind Man Essays] 879 words
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William Folding´s Lod of the Flies: The Influence of Mankind - Golding makes it clear that evil is part of all humans through the discussion of the beast. Simon comes to a realization that evil is within themselves, not only in the boys on the island, but in everyone’s hearts, when he speaks to the Lord of the Flies. Lord of the Flies is never actually talking to Simon; Golding chooses to make Simon hallucinate in order to hear the voices of the boys altogether in Simon’s mind. The sow confronts Simon with the truth, he questions Simon: "You knew, didn't you....   [tags: evil, heart, mankind, natural] 703 words
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Extrinsic Analysis on Un Sac De Billes, by Joseph Joffo - Un Sac De Billes is an autobiography written by Joseph Joffo, a French writer. The story is based on the life of Joseph Joffo and his family during the early nineties. The Germans invaded Paris in 1941 and the Jews happened to be affected the most. The Germans made it mandatory for the Jews to put on an étoile jaune (yellow star) in order to be distinguished from the others. The Joffo family was in distress since they were also Jewish. Thereafter, anytime Joseph, 10 years of age and his brother Maurice, 12 years old went to school with the star on their uniforms, their classmates scoffed at them; even their teachers treated them in a prejudiced manner....   [tags: World War II, Invasion of France]
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Character Transformations In Dh Lawrences "the Blind Man" And "the Ho - In DH Lawrence’s stories “The Blind Man” and “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter,” the reader watches as characters move from having something missing in their lives, to being truly whole. Lawrence uses images of darkness to illustrate the emotions of his characters. In “The Blind Man,” Isabel goes to look for Maurice and when she steps into the stable where he is, “The darkness seemed to be in a strange swirl of violent life” (Lawrence, 132). The darkness that swirled around Isabel is the darkness in which Maurice lives....   [tags: essays research papers] 578 words
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Life In The Hood - He lay in his bed motionless, reflecting upon his life and how it had changed so quickly. He had lost his mother to an evil cocaine addiction a year earlier and was left to take care of his younger brother. The rent was 3 months over due, the phone was cut off, and the electricity was most likely next. He had reached the point were he was fed up with life. Why had he been put in this position. He put most of the blame on his mother for she had been the one who had spent all of their money on drugs....   [tags: essays research papers] 1440 words
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Extrinsic Analysis on Un Sac De Billes - ... Texts can be analyzed both intrinsically and extrinsically which are various techniques used for analysis. Contrary to the intrinsic analysis, the extrinsic attitude lays emphasis on what is outside the text and how the language used can be related to the issues that happen in our societies. Extrinsic analysis has a broader surface because it consists of diverse theories including Marxist Literary Criticism, Post Colonial Theory, and Feminist Literary Criticism, just to cite a few. Analyzing Un Sac De Billes extrinsically brings to mind, Post Colonial Theory which is the aftermath of colonialism....   [tags: autobiography by Joseph Joffo] 721 words
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Violence in the Catcher in the Rye - Violence in the Catcher in the Rye Often, simple physical conflicts are used to develop characters and to increase the suspense and action between them. In J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield the 16-year-old narrator and protagonist claims to be a pacifist. Holden views the world as an evil and corrupt place where there is no peace. As a sincere person living amongst phonies, he views others as completely immoral and unscrupulous. In the novel violence is used to further develop Holden's character....   [tags: essays research papers] 922 words
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Finding Meaning in Un Sac de Billes - No one asked to belong to a particular religion, fate planned it all. ‘Un Sac de Billes’ is my favorite text because it is the only French book I can actually relate to. It is an autobiography written by renowned French author Joseph Joffo. The book chronicles his experience during the invasion of Paris by the Germans in 1941. Interpreting this text from a postcolonial and intrinsic perspective reveals particular elements relevant to a postcolonial or intrinsic study. Although the text foregrounds the once infamous German stance towards race and diaspora, it also reflects, from an intrinsic perspective, the themes and characterization of the text....   [tags: joseph joffo, zone libre, jews]
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An In-Depth Analysis of Fairy Tales - More Than “Kiddy” Stuff: An In Depth Look At Fairy Tales. Esteemed German poet Johann Schiller insists, “Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told me in my childhood than in any truth that is taught in life" (“Fairy” 1). Fairy tales are unique because they focus all which is moral and corrupt into a short, compact story. The story directly arrives to the plot leaving nothing to ponder. From there, fairy tales branch out and explore each superior characteristic a person should obtain and their opposites....   [tags: essays research papers] 1135 words
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Everyone Is Special in Their Own Unique and Individual Way - Individuality is meant to let individuals express their true nature. Not to be tainted by society. Individualism is one’s thought that his/her life belongs to him and only him. He believes he has to right to live the way he wants. As Alfred Maurice has once stated, “Individual’s life belongs to him and that he has unalienable rights to live as he sees fit” (Maurice 406). Individuals tend to have their own style, a style in which separates them from the crowd. Their style may be shown through their appearance, opinions, and behavior....   [tags: unrealistic social judging, eaitng disorders]
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Contract Law - Contract Law Gertie places a notice in the trade journal ‘Mung Monthly' saying that she would pay £2000 against a ‘wood nymph' Mung vase with its authenticity certificate. The question is to know whether Gertie's proposal is an offer and could lead to a contract . The notice in the trade journal stays a proposal to the public. This proposal could amount to an offer if it is intended to result in a contract, if the other party accepts it, and if it contains sufficiently definite terms to form a contract....   [tags: Law Legal Contracts] 1368 words
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Analysis of the Play Beauty and the Beast - Analysis of the Play Beauty and the Beast Beauty and the Beast was an amazing musical, many say it was much better than the movie. Just like the movie. It starts off in a faraway land, with the Young Prince who lived in a shining castled. The prince was spoiled, selfish and unkind. An old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the Prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away....   [tags: Musicals Plays Beauty and the Beast Essays] 1029 words
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Analysis of The Sport of the Gods by Paul - Analysis of The Sport of the Gods by Paul The book "The Sport of the Gods" by Paul is about an African American servant named Berry Hamilton who lived with Fannie and two kids, a son named Joe and daughter named Kit. They lived in a little cottage that sat in the back of the mansion of his employer Maurice Oakley. Berry had been a butler for Mr. Oakley for twenty years. Berry was a loyal and hard working man for Mr. Oakley. Mr. Oakley treated him with so much respect and gave him so much that Berry felt that he had no choice but to serve him the way he did....   [tags: The Sport of the Gods Literature Essays] 821 words
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Socioeconomics and Anti-Sovereignist Sentiment in Les bons débarras - Socioeconomics and Anti-Sovereignist Sentiment in Les bons débarras Considering the maelstrom of sovereignist sentiment in which late 1970s Québec politics and society were immersed, it seems almost inevitable that Québec cinema emerging during that time should be examined for some evidence of nationalist ideology. Les bons débarras, directed by Francis Mankiewicz and based on a screenplay by Québécois novelist Réjean Ducharme, was written in 1977, but first saw theatrical release in 1980. Arriving as it did just as René Lévesque’s Parti Québécois ascended to power on its promise to hold a referendum on sovereignty-association, Les bons débarras is as likely a target as any for a nationali...   [tags: Film Movies Films Essays]
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How Gender Portrayals Changed and Remained in the Same in the 1950s - How Gender Portrayals Changed and Remained in Place in the 1950s Gender Portrayals. The 1950s. Change. You might wonder what these words mean, today, here, you will learn about gender portrayals in the 1950s. Gender portrayals are how a gender, such as the only two, Male and Female, are portrayed in media and social life. Now, in the 1950s bread was .14 cents, bomb shelter plans were sold, Dwight D. Eisenhower was president and people were afraid of communists invading america and making us into communists (American Cultural History)....   [tags: family, media, television] 1630 words
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Innocent and Corrupt Characters in Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye - The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is a classical coming of age novel that deals with a youth’s mental adjustment to a modern world. Holden Caulfield, Salinger’s troubled protagonist, has a flawed view of the world where youth and integrity fights maturity and corruption. Salinger explores this dichotomy using a variety of motifs and symbols. In this novel, Salinger denotes innocence by the way Holden views a variety of characters. First, Jane Gallagher, Holden’s childhood friend, displays innocence through her actions, and Holden’s opinions of them....   [tags: literary analysis, character analysis]
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The Triumph of the Congress of Vienna - The Congress of Vienna was a series of conferences held in Vienna, from 1814-1815. In which many European heads of government met to establish long-lasting piece, preventing revolution and any other nations from becoming to powerful, on the European continent after the defeat of Napoleon. Even though many countries came together to discus an issue, “the Congress of Vienna was more successful than many other peace meetings in history” (Beck, 241). The most influential of these representatives was the foreign minister of Austria, Prince Klemens von Metternich (Beck, 238)....   [tags: Europe, peace, Talleyrand, Matternich, politics]
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The Life and Music of George Gershwin - George Gershwin was a popular and successful American pianist and composer. He composed music for movies, Broadway musicals, opera and the concert hall. He combined classical music and jazz to his style and well known for his composition, “Rhapsody in Blue.” George Gershwin was born on the 26th of September, 1896 in Brooklyn, New York. His original name was Jacob Gershwin. He was the son of Russian immigrants; his dad, Morris (Moishe) Gershowitz changed his last name to Gershwin when he came to United States from Russia....   [tags: Rhapsody in Blue, Broadway]
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Hermes´ Sucessful Factor - How has Hermès 172-year-old French leather-goods company remained successful. Before visiting, I just know Hermes is a famous and luxury brand. During the visiting, I found that they have to successful factors. Let me try to explain more. First of all, let me introduce the background of Hermes. Hermès is a French high fashion brand, which is established in 1837, specializing in leather, ready-to-wear, accessories, perfumery, and luxury goods. Their logo is a Duc carriage with horse. In 1837, Thierry Hermès was built up harness workshop on the Grands Boulevards quarter of Paris....   [tags: leather, luxury brand, elegance, high-class] 1699 words
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Universal Declaration of Human Rights - U Thant the Burmese United Nations Secretary General from 1961 to 1971 spoke on the Declaration of Human Rights: This great and inspiring instrument was born of an increased sense of responsibility by the international community for the promotion and protection of man’s basic rights and freedoms. The world has come to a clear realization of the fact that freedom, justice and world peace can only be assured through the international promotion and protection of these rights and freedoms. The prescient quotation above is a succinct summation of both the purpose and goal of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights....   [tags: Human Rights Essays] 1665 words
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The Importance of International Schools - Background of International Schools International schools are found all around the world. In most case, international schools use English as the medium of instruction. Originally, they have been created to allow the children of expatriates to receive their education in their mother tongue. They have been also found to create a mutual understanding and peace among people of different cultures. According Hyden (2006), the origin of international schools is debatable. The international schools of Geneva and Yokohama that existed in 1924 were considered the first international schools....   [tags: education, history, ESL]
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Catcher in the Rye - Holden Caulfield as a Modern Day Odysseus - Catcher in the Rye - Holden Caulfield as a Modern Day Odysseus Years ago, a man named Homer wrote The Odyssey. It told about King Odysseus of Ithaca's mystical and perilous adventure home after the Trojan War. An odyssey can simply be defined as an adventure. Holden Caulfield, the main character in Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, had an odyssey of his own. On his adventure in New York City, Holden encountered many tests and learning experiences. To begin with, was the encounter with Maurice and Sunny....   [tags: Catcher Rye Essays] 742 words
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The Epic Journey of Marsilius: The Avengement of His Father - In the large City-State of Canuck, the many soldiers resting from their recent victory over the Scorpios tribe. A great young warrior by the name of Marsilius is speaking with his father about their next planned attack. He and his father Maurice, have been fighting together to protect their people for as long as he could remember. Marsilius looked up to his father in every aspect of his life when he was in trouble, and his father always had an answer. Maurice has given his son every ounce of the knowledge of war and strategies of fighting that he has gathered throughout his life, for he knows that he soon will have to pass down his leadership to Marsilius....   [tags: short story] 1302 words
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Holden's Depression in The Catcher in the Rye - Nineteen million American adults suffer from a major case of depression (Web MD). That is a staggering one in every fifteen people (2 in our classroom alone). Holden Caulfield is clearly one of those people. Depression is a disease that leads to death but is also preventable. Psychology, stressful events, and prescription drugs are causes of depression. Stressful events brought on Holden’s depression. Holden has been trying to withstand losing a brother, living with careless parents, and not having many friends....   [tags: The Catcher in the Rye Essays] 642 words
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Analysis of Turner and Bloch's Differing Theories - Turner vs. Bloch Analysis For many cultures, rituals take part of everyday lives and provide purpose and meaning for life. Simple ceremonies such as a prayer before a meal, a Bar Mitzvah for an adolescent, or even marriage for a loving couples fill our lives with such meaning, but never receive a second thought about the depth behind such rituals. Anthropologists, Victor Turner and Maurice Bloch have both created ritual models that describe the obtainment of higher social statuses. Turner discusses ideologies about liminality and how this relates to the rites of passage for humans....   [tags: anthropologists, society, rituals] 670 words
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Symbolism in The Lord Of Flies - It was 48 years ago when a man named William Golding, put his pen to his paper and composed a literary masterpiece called, Lord of the Flies. The book brings together every boy's fantasy of being isolated on a deserted island and the harsh reality of human nature. With no authority, evil, hatred and pure savagery will no doubt take their toll. Taking place during World War II, a plane full of English schoolboys crashes and the boys that survive swim to the shore of a nearby island. At first the boys have good intentions....   [tags: William Golding] 1984 words
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Fauvism - Influenced by Mental Illness - There is some speculation that mental illness can be credited with influencing and shaping the movement known as Fauvism. Undisputed documentation that mental illness influenced the Fauves is scarce and quite possibly does not exist. One only has to look then to Vincent van Gogh, whose name comes up frequently when exploring this, to see the connection and how his work may have influenced the Fauvist movement. I found myself fixated with trying to find an irrefutable connection with Fauvism and mental illness....   [tags: Art]
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Dying the Death of a Martyr - ... By stating this Holden reveals he appreaictes a martyr more than the beloved characters. Holden values a sacrice and devotion to your conviction over popular opinon. Holden admires Mercuitio and views him as honorable. Holden also views Allie as honorable (quote)…Holden also shows a deep respect and posses a positive view of James Castle. James Castle, was one of Holden’s classmates at Pencey. Regarding James Castale suicide Holden States……………….. Holden constantly carries around a burden of guilt about how children, in general, lose their innocence; this includes Allie....   [tags: honorable, sacrifice, devoted] 1371 words
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Simon vs. Roger in Lord of the Flies - ... When Jack knocks Piggy’s glasses, “Simon, who got there first, found them for him.” When the hunters refuse to give Piggy a piece of meat, “Simon…wiped his mouth and shoved his meat over the rocks to Piggy.” While not under any obligation to be generous, Simon repeatedly helps smooth things over in the group. Simon is also the only one, besides Piggy, who understands the true nature of the beast. He tries to warn the rest of the group but “became inarticulate in his effort to express mankind’s essential illness.” Simon represents the few truly altruistic individuals in the world....   [tags: Wiliam Golding's novel, character analysis] 538 words
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About Mike Leigh - About Mike Leigh Like many of the films watched in class there seems to be an ongoing theme in Mike Leigh’s films of the tragedy that is the life of those living in Britain. Fortunately, Leigh chooses to instead use these tragedies to instead promote the optimism or “high hopes” if you will of the people stuck in such unfortunate circumstances that are displayed onscreen. His films seek to bring light where there is darkness and truth where there are lies. In the film Secrets and Lies, we are introduce into a family that seems to have quite a few problems that are on the surface and far more that are well hidden to the world as well as those they call family....   [tags: essays papers] 1105 words
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