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  • Survival in the Wild Children by Felice Holman

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    food and finds collaboration . Though living in the most difficult and unimaginable places, the band survives. To the most of us, the shelters that the band has slept through and eaten in would be unrecognizable. For example, on page 39, “ A large cellar, with a dirt floor was the place which he found himself, when he could see at all. The room was filled with a dense oily smoke, lit eerily from the back as if by matches behind a filmy curtain.” It gives the illusion that it is not a perfect place

  • Nostalgia Is Great

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    The main character Jack Torrance is challenged with his own personal demons, including alcoholism and his temper. In the given passage, King displays Jack as being confronted with one of his demons, alcoholism. The scrapbook that Jack finds in the cellar of the hotel symbolizes Jack’s secret obsession for the hotel history. The alcoholism in Jack’s life has been replaced by the history of the Overlook, and it leads to self-destructive behavior. Jack’s alcoholism has been a problem for him in the past

  • A Brief Biography of Edgar Allan Poe

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    Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His father abandoned the family and mother died the year after he left his sance man when it came to his explorations of the written word.. He was an orphan with a troubled childhood who became America’s first great lyric poet, the inventor of the modern detective story, a pioneer of science fiction, and the master of the macabre. Over forty years, Poe became the first internationally influential

  • Treatment Of Women In The Yellow Wallpaper, By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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    room] downstairs that opened on the piazza and had roses all over the window” (Gilman 308). However, the narrator’s husband refused to move from this room, except to move down into the cellar, another secluded area of this mansion. John’s need to seclude his wife to the room on the mansion’s upper floors of else the cellar demonstrates the patriarchal society’s repression of females while his wife’s desire to move the main living space represents her desire for freedom. This is because house’s main living

  • Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher versus Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo

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    help him with a job also. In Vertigo Elster wants Scottie to follow his wife as if she was “possessed” by someone or something. In “The Fall of the House of Usher” Rodrick Usher calls the unnamed friend to help carry his sisters “dead” body to the cellar in her coffin. Both of these have death involved. Vertigo has Elster’s wife Madeline “falling” off the tower and “The Fall of the House of Usher” has Madeline, Rodrick’s sister, dying of illness. In the stories both Madeline Usher and Madeline Elster

  • Invisible Man Essay: Invisible Man's Emergence

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    According to one critic, the brightness connotes an optimistic viewpoint that is new to Invisible Man (Parker ). He believed that "[his invisibility] placed [him] in a hole- or showed [him] the the [he] was in" (Ellison 572). He remained in the cellar to get away from "it all" (Ellison 573), and to contemplate his life and his grandfather's words- to po... ... middle of paper ... ...ng] the foul air out" (Ellison 581). It is here that he wants to put his past behind him and move forward. He

  • Montressor's Plan to Murder Fortunato

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    his and Fortunato’s high school days, she wasn’t t... ... middle of paper ... ...nce between Amontillado and any other wine not himself. Montressor got his plan underway so that he could persuade Fortunato to enter an unutilized chamber of his cellar where he would have the opportunity to blockade him in, Montressor then took into account the bricks he would need and then remembered he had some old cobweb covered unused cinder blocks in his shed which he then went and assembled into an unstable

  • Robert Frost's "After Apple-Picking"

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    reflection though; he also visualizes past visions and memories from his life. Further on in the poem, the speaker says, “There were ten thousand thousand fruit to touch, Cherish in han... ... middle of paper ... ... or perhaps even to the “cellar” (a metaphor for Hell). By the end of the poem, both the speaker and the reader have come to a general acceptance regarding the speaker’s looming death. It therefore comes as a bit of a shock when the speaker says, “Were he not gone, the woodchuck

  • Invisible Man Essay: Values of the Invisible Man

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    given to him by outsiders that provide him with a role: student, patient, and a member of the Brotherhood. One by one he discards these as he continues to grow closer to the sense of his true self. As the novel ends, he decides to hide in an abandoned cellar, plotting to undermine the whites. The entire story can be summed up when the narrator says "I'm an invisible man and it placed me in a hole- or showed me the hole I was in...." During the novel, the narrator comes to value several intangibles that

  • Film Analysis: The Lion In Winter

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    The theatrical film The Lion In Winter stars Peter O’Toole as King Henry II, and Katharine Hepburn as his wife, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Adapted from his stage play of the same title, author James Goldman provides a fictional, but plausible, account of intra-family deceit and political conniving within the large and powerful Angevin Empire, which spanned much of the land that is now Britain, and much of what is now Northeastern France, within the medieval world. Directed and edited by Anthony