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  • A close Relationship with Nature

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    A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH NATURE Cold Mountain is a four hundred and forty-nine-page novel by the North Carolina author Charles Frazier. The novel takes place during the civil war but constirates more on the life lessons each character learns. Throughout the novel Charles Frazier takes each character through very different, yet very difficult journeys. Cold Mountain consists of two parallel journeys, eventually meeting up in the end. Each one of Cold Mountains characters are all very conscious

  • A Close Reading of The Raven

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    The Raven: A Close Reading The entire poem including the first stanza, as scanned here, is octametre with mostly trochaic feet and some iams. The use of a longer line enables the poem to be more of a narration of the evening's events. Also, it enables Poe to use internal rhymes as shown in bold. The internal rhyme occurs in the first and third lines of each stanza. As one reads the poem you begin to expect the next rhyme pushing you along. The external rhyme of the "or" sound in Lenore and nevermore

  • Chuck Close

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    Chuck Close (born 1940) is an American photorealist specializing in close-up portraits and self-portraits. Close is one of the very few modern realists or photorealists who focus on the human face. In 1988, in mid-career, Close was paralyzed due to a blood clot in his spinal column. He regained partial use of his arms, and was able to return to painting after developing techniques which allowed him to work from a wheelchair.All of Close’s works are based on photographs he takes himself. Close always

  • A Close Reading of Euripides' Medea

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    A Close Reading of Medea Medea's first public statement, a sort of "protest speech," is one of the best parts of the play and demonstrates a complex, at times even contradictory, representation of gender.  Medea's calm and reasoning tone, especially after her following out bursts of despair and hatred, provides the first display of her ability to gather herself together in the middle of crisis and pursue her hidden agenda with a great determination. This split in her personality is to a certain

  • The Simpsons Up Close and Personal

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    The Simpsons Up Close and Personal There is a fine line that exists in TV land that had never been crossed until The Simpsons graced the television sets of over one million Americans. This sitcom has become one of the most popular television programs in America. Is it because The Simpsons is a cartoon? My answer is yes! This show is able to sneak through the wormholes of TV land because it is a cartoon. People are overlooking the underlying issues conveyed through the characters because it’s only

  • Love is Close at Hand: The Age of Innocence

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    Love is Close at Hand: The Age of Innocence November 1998, written for FILM 220: Aspects of Criticism. This is a 24-week course for second-year students, examining methods of critical analysis, interpretation and evaluation. The final assignment was simply to write a 1000-word critical essay on a film seen in class during the final six-weeks of the course. Students were expected to draw on concepts they had studied over the length of the course. INSTRUCTOR'S COMMENT: Brilliantly observed

  • Billy Budd Essay: Close, but no Christ Figure

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    Billy Budd – Close, but no Christ Figure Billy Budd, the foretopman in Billy Budd, Sailor, seems similar to Jesus Christ because of his relative appearance of purity, simplicity, and innocence. He posses human virtues which cannot be explained but* by any other method except comparison to Christ. Yet, while Budd may seem like a "Christ figure" at first glance, he is a far cry from the Christ of the Holy Bible. Budd is human, and his short comings-his natural flaws and apathy towards others

  • Close critical analysis of Coleridges Frost at Midnight

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    ordinary and the outcast" are identified as two further common elements, as is the sense of a "supernatural" or "satanic presence" (Abrams, 2000, pp. 7-11). It is with regard to this elemental understanding of Romantic poetry that I will conduct my close critical analysis of 'Frost at Midnight' to examine the extent to which the poem embodie... ... middle of paper ... ...the imagination, whereby ordinary things are presented to the mind in an unusual way" (Wolfson and Manning, 2003, p. 356). Finally

  • A Close Reading of Pages 100 to 115 of The Remains of the Day

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    "Examine pages 100 to 115 of Kazuo Ishiguro's novel "The Remains of the day" in detail.  Show by a close reading of key scenes within this how the novelist's language and form both reveals, and conceals, central issues of character, emotion, politics and memory." Pages100-115 of Ishiguro's novel describe the beginning of a journey to the west country taken by a man called Stevens, (a model English butler). Stevens narrates the novel and Ishiguro writes in such a way that the reader is

  • Close Reading of the Two Holes Passage of Toni Morrison's Sula

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    A Close Reading of the Two Holes Passage of Sula Toni Morrison’s novel Sula is rich with paradox and contradiction from the name of a community on top of a hill called "Bottom" to a family full of discord named "Peace." There are no clear distinctions in the novel, and this is most apparent in the meaning of the relationship between the two main characters, Sula and Nel. Although they are characterized differently, they also have many similarities. Literary critics have interpreted the girls

  • Dante's Divine Comedy - Close Reading of Canto V of the Inferno

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    Dante's Inferno: A Close Reading of Canto V Dante Alighieri presents a vivid and awakening view of the depths of Hell in the first book of his Divine Comedy, the Inferno. The reader is allowed to contemplate the state of his own soul as Dante "visits" and views the state of the souls of those eternally assigned to Hell's hallows. While any one of the cantos written in Inferno will offer an excellent description of the suffering and justice of hell, Canto V offers a poignant view of the

  • So Much Water So Close To Home by Raymond Carver

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    In the story "So Much Water So Close To Home" a young girl is raped, killed and found in a river where four men are fishing. What makes this story interesting is that after discovering the body they did not report it until after they left, three days later. When one of the men who discovered her, the husband of the narrator, Stuart returns home he doesn't tell his wife about the incident until the following morning. Because of this, Claire believes that all men are responsible for the murder of

  • Close Study Of Wilfred Owen

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    ~ Anthem For Doomed Youth What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? - Only the monstrous anger of the guns. Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle Can patter out their hasty orisons. No mockeries now for them; no prayer nor bells; Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs, - The shrill demented choirs of wailing shells; And bugles calling for them from sad shires. What candles may be held to speed them all? Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes Shall shine the holy glimmers of good-byes

  • Witness film close study

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    police force after the murder of an undercover officer. The use of suspenseful non-diegetic music and an extreme close up shot of Samuel's eye as the witness to a murder, implies that danger is heading towards him. Weir effectively applies a long shot of Samuel staring blanking with suspenseful music to portray Samuel as in a position of no power and in danger. The slow motion of the close up and zooming in onto the killer and Book’s realisation of the corruption exposed by lowering Samuel’s hand, can

  • Good Will Hunting and Bell Hooks' Keeping Close to Home

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    college student succeeds or not. There are many endeavors in college but it depends on how the student reacts to these situations. This synthesis will examine the motion picture Good Will Hunting and an essay by an author Bell Hooks entitled Keeping Close to Home: Class and Education. Both of these accounts tell of a struggle that the protagonist character in the story had to deal with. Each of these charters comes from similar backgrounds but one deals with emotional conflict while the other character

  • Close Reading: An Invisible Sign of My Own by Aimee Bender

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    Close Reading: An Invisible Sign of My Own by Aimee Bender For much of her life, Mona Gray has lived a strange life after her father contracted an unknown disease. Mona soon becomes a quitter, and although she excels at many things, she always forces herself to quit. All of this changed when Benjamin Smith, the new science teacher, arrives. With his eccentric ways he is able to see through Mona when most people were not, including her family. Mona's perfect little world is threatened when she crosses

  • Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

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    life and make you reflect back on the choices you have made. It is even rarer when the book carries with it a strong enough impact to change the way you view the world, your personal decisions, and your way of life. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer is the only book that has enlightened me in such a way. If any other author tried to write the same story, the end product would not be as intense. Foer’s use of language, repetition, humor, and despair tie together to make

  • Up Close and Personal the Movie

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    Up Close and Personal the Movie The "Movie Up Close and Personal," is a modern-day story about a young reporter, Tally Atwater (Michelle Pfeiffer), who is determined to make a place for herself in the broadcasting field as a news reporter. At a Miami, Florida based station, where she is given her first chance at making it, Atwater meets Warren Justice (Robert Redford), a well known reporter who has irritated some important people in his career. Justice shows Atwater the ropes of becoming a successful

  • Film Review: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

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    Film Review: Close Encounters of the Third Kind Society & Entertainment Film Review What do you get when you combine aliens, a little bit of mystery, tasteful comedy, good acting, and award-winning direction? A wonderful film from one of the most celebrated directors of our time, Stephen Spielberg. "Close Encounters" places Richard Dreyfuss and Melinda Barro in roles of regular suburbanites who both believe to have seen a UFO. The plot thickens and the intrigue begins when these two determined

  • Incredibly Close Comparison

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    day in American history. The day 9/11 occurred. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close written by Jonathan Safran Foer, tells a story of a socially unstable boy who lost his dad, who was working in the twin towers when the planes crashed. The movie written by Eric Roth and directed by Stephen Daldry did a good job of capturing the emotions the book described. Although both the book and movie Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close are similar, I prefer the book. This was the story of a boy, Oskar. He was a