Adventure Story Essays

  • Adventure story

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    Long ago, there was a newly trained warrior from across the seas of Antonica, the race of the forgotten iksar being newly re-discovered had begun the life of one iksar. This neophyte warrior's name was Lyzzard. Lyzzard trained outside of his hometown killing scorpions and scaled wolf pups until he gained the level of 5. At this time he was getting bored of the creatures that inhabited the outside area of the gates of Cabilis and noticed that the road lead down into a pit. When Lyzzard decided he

  • The Story Of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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    As a child I identified with a little blond girl named Alice from C. S. Lewis’ “Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland”. One of the reasons is that I she had lots of adventures with strange, new people and I felt like that at times since my father was in the United States Army and we moved often and travelled a great deal. I admired the way that Alice could handle nearly any situation that she found herself in even if she was overwhelmed at first and that she got to meet interesting characters along

  • Visitor and The Adventure of the Speckled Band as Short Stories

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    Visitor and The Adventure of the Speckled Band as Short Stories The two texts ' Visitor ' and ' The adventure of the Speckled Band ' are typical of a short story genre because they both use ambiguous titles and short stories with very few characters and settings. The effect of this is an intense, exciting story which are unpredictable. The titls in both ' Visitor ' and ' The adventure of the Speckled Band ' are ambiguous and typical of a short story genre. Take ' Visitor ' by example,

  • The Difference Between Adventure Stories, And Video Games

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    1) The difference between adventure stories, and video games Hilliard states is that video games cannot draw in depth story development, or character development. Unlike stories that draw a reader’s attention to a characters emotions or personalities, a video game is concentrated more on illusions of action, adventure, and not so imaginable situations. Another major difference is that video games use short clips, and demonstrations to try and build a story line. A novel uses the entire length

  • A Book Report Of Robinson Crus

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    Book Report of Robinson Crusoe By Daniel Defoe The Book Robinson Crusoe is an adventure story about a man named Robinson Crusoe who’s bad luck puts him alone on a desolate island. He has to survive through very tough conditions and keep his sanity. Throughout the book Crusoe question’s himself and his faith time and time again, "Why did god put me on this island all alone." His faith in god fluctuates all through the story. At one point he becomes ill and his faith in god becomes so great he starts

  • The Last of the Mohicans as a Mixture of Genres

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    James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans as a Mixture of Genres James Fenimore Cooper's The last of the Mohicans is often seen as a simple adventure story within the historical frame of the French and Indian war. Only if we analyze the novel in a closer way, we will realize that it goes beyond this label and that its sources are many and varied, giving the work the richness of the genres on which Cooper's novel is based. These are romanticism, western, (being its author one of the forerunners

  • Desire in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick

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    archetypal night sea journey, a harrowing account of a withdrawal and a return. Thus Ishmael, the lone survivor of the Pequod disaster, requires three decades of voracious reading, spiritual meditation, and philosophical reflection before recounting his adventures aboard the ill-fated ship.1 His tale is astounding. With Lewis Mumford’s seminal study Herman Melville: A Critical Biography (1929) marking the advent of the “Melville industry,” attentive readers—amateur and professional alike—have reached consensus

  • Use of Metaphors, Exaggeration, and Alliteration in Beowulf

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    Use of Metaphors, Exaggeration, and Alliteration in Beowulf The epic poem Beowulf, written in Old English by Christian monks around 750 AD, is a wonderful adventure story about a warrior who kills ferocious monsters. The use of description and imagery enlivens the story, making it possible for a reader to really see in his or her mind the characters and events. Metaphors, exaggeration, and alliteration are three devices that together allow the reader to experience this poem which is quite

  • Rudyard Kipling's Captains Courageous

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    Rudyard Kipling's Captains Courageous Captains Courageous, by Rudyard Kipling, was referred to as a children’s nautical adventure story, but it has entertained audiences for generations. The main character in the story was Harvey Cheyne. Harvey is the son of a millionaire and a snobbish little brat. He acts pretty big around the crew of the ship he was aboard. The next important character is Manuel. Manuel is a Portuguese boy about Harvey’s age, which by the way is in his pre to mid teens

  • Susan Cooper

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    later became a feature writer. Her first books were born during this period. Written after work and at weekends, her first was a so-called science fiction novel, Mandrake. And in response to a publishing house competition for a children's adventure story, Over Sea, Under Stone. In 1963 she left England to marry an American, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and went "rather nervously" to live in the USA. She wrote two more books for adults: a study of America, Behind

  • What I Learned from Mark Twain

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    A multiplicity of books changed my life, connecting me with minds from many nations and ages, making me a citizen of the world and the universe, instead of a person bound by the horizons of a village and the flickering light of the living room TV. As a young person four books influenced me most-the meditations of Marcus Aurelius, the dialogues of Plato, Thoreau's Walden, and Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper. The first two books made me an idealist, believing in the power of the mind

  • Evaluation Of The Lord Of The Flies

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    Evaluation of The Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies is a 202 page long adventure story written by William Golding in 1954 about a number of boys marooned on a tropical island and left to fend for themselves. While on the island, they discover quite a bit of evil within themselves. A few years after World War 2, a planeful of boys as young as 5 or 6 but most no older than 11 or 12 crashes near an uninhabited tropical island. As soon as they land, one of the eldest assumes leadership of the others

  • Marlow and Human Limitations

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    In Heart of Darkness Marlow takes us on a journey into the heart of darkest Africa, at a time when explorers and treasure seekers were venturing up the Congo River in search of the riches of ivory. What separates Marlow’s tale from a mere adventure story, however, are the uncomfortable truths about civilization and humanity that Marlow uncovers during his voyage. One of the inescapable truths he runs up against concerns the basic limitations of the human species. While humans may become so utterly

  • Adventures and Heartaches: A Personal Love Story

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    but sometimes the lowest. A while back, I thought of her as a girl that just liked going to get her nails done and shopping. Until I realized when she started to go dove hunting with me she was way more than just a valley girl. We go on a lot of adventures like a couple of weeks ago her mom let us take her car to middle and we were drifting and taking back roads until we drifted the wrong way and went off the road, but it's fine we're ok and the car is ok,there was nothing just a tree limb stuck under

  • The Hero's Journey In The Hunger Games

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    is found in many different types of stories/myths/movies from around the world, no matter what the culture or setting the myth is a part of. There are twelve steps in which the hero participates in, where the hero goes on an adventure or quest, is in a decisive crisis, wins a reward and comes out of it a changed or transformed person. Hercules, is a Greek myth and is an American animated film loosely based on Ancient Greco-Roman mythology, Heracles. The story is modernised in the 1997 to a Disney

  • Analysis Of The Hero's Journey

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    The Hero’s journey is a structure which all stories are created from and with which the structure provides the core for creating amazing stories. The Hero’s journey consists of twelve steps the Ordinary World, The Call to Adventure, Refusal of the Call, Meeting the Mentor, Crossing the Threshold, Tests/Allies/Enemies, Approach to The Inmost Cave, Ordeal, Reward (Seizing The Sword), The Road Back, Resurrection, and Return with The Elixir. All of the stories and plays we have heard go along with the

  • Literary Analysis Of The Hunger Games

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    Hunger Games: The Presence of the Elements of the Monomyth Released in 2012, The Hunger Games is an adventure science-fiction movie by Gary Ross starring critically-acclaimed actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. It is the first installment of a four-movie series based on the novel trilogy The Hunger Games written by Suzanne Collins (“The Hunger Games”). The movie tells the story of Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old citizen of Panem’s District 12, who volunteers to take her younger

  • Defining Adventure Education

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    Growing up, I knew adventure education to be about practical skills and recreation. It was a way of keeping youth active and engaged. More recently, however, I’ve come to learn more about the history and philosophies of adventure education and so my idea of the concept has changed dramatically as I have also lived and learned much since the days of my youth. I define adventure education as one word: integration. Integration encompasses both personal growth and development of morals and an understanding

  • An Analysis Of A Hero's Journey

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    Just like every story a hero 's story has three basic sections the beginning, the middle, and the end but unlike other stories a hero 's tale has a set of acts which conain their own set of steps, if you may, that exist within theses sections that are crucial to not only the stories developement the hero 's as well. In the beginning you have act 1 "The Departure." this step, which contains the first five steps in the Hero 's journey, shows the Hero 's growth leading up to the strt of his journey

  • Human Nature/Cycles of Life and Escape and Adventure

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    Escape and Adventure Throughout the life everyone goes through cycles of events that inevitably lead them to new directions in life. It leaves one wanting to explore a life greater than what he or she has. Such cycles can include the creation of new friendships, longing for love or lust, boredom or simply wanting something more from life. In the book Dubliners by James Joyce, stories of escape and adventure are clearly evident in "Araby" and "Eveline" and "The Dead". Each story presents a