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  • Photojournalism and the New Visual Storyteller

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    Photojournalism and the New Visual Storyteller Storytelling has always been a part of culture; from Native American cave paintings, to the first edition of the bible that Gutenberg pulled off his printing press, people have used the technology to their advantage. It allows man new ways to get ideas across. We also live in a visual culture; from the stained glass windows that depict biblical scenes, to the millions of billboards that line highways across America, we have always used pictures to

  • Stories and a White Man: An Open Letter to My Navaho Students

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    share a place together, here on this page, as real as Second Mesa where the wind makes its own stories and all of us must listen to the language of Crow in order to find our way home. Right now let's share a place where we wait trustingly and where storytellers are never victims because they have their stories to protect them. Let our moment together be a home of stories, and let us agree to live in a world where such a place as this one exists. My Uncle Mace was Native American. I'm not sure what

  • Symbols and Symbolism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness

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    Symbols and Symbolism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness Symbolism has long been a tool of the storyteller, finding its origins in the folklore of our earliest civilizations. In more recent years, however, symbolism has taken on a new role, forming the skeleton upon which the storyteller builds the tales of his or hers thoughts and adventures. Knowing the power of this element, Joseph Conrad uses symbols to help the reader explore dark interiors of men. The symbols become a vehicle

  • Storytelling in Eavan Boland's In a Time of Violence

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    bonds among women; in this case, the bond between a mother and her child. The poem begins by, in effect, telling the story of storytelling: “…they [storytellers] begin the world again, / making the mountain ridges blue / and the rivers clear and the hero fearless…” (Boland, 50). It is clear that Boland is assigning large amounts of power to storytellers within the context of the speaker-listener relationship; in the eyes of the listener, they have the God-like power to “begin the world again”, and

  • The Narrator Merges with Ottilie in Porter’s Holiday

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    a kind of yelp but unmistakably laughter, and clapped her hands for joy, the grinning mouth and suffering eyes turned to the sky.” (Page 434) This passage shows how the narrator finalizes her exile from the story by merging with Ottilie. The storyteller excludes herself throughout the tale by never being identified with a name or origin; she is in a state of “perpetual exile.” The narrator allies herself with Ottilie halfway through the story when she describes a filament connecting them “so that

  • Homer’s Iliad – Searching for Meaning in Tragedy

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    Homer’s Iliad – Searching for Meaning in Tragedy The past does not inevitably exist in the present. The creative processes of remembering and telling stories allow our histories to remain with us. Memory and story negate the possibility of existing independently of the past by connecting humans across time to the actions and value systems of their predecessors. Humans are forced to live amidst and confront a complex and multi-dimensional reality in which their every action affects people and

  • Dr. Seuss’ And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street

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    Street (Morgan, 82). And with that, Dr. Seuss’ first children’s book, And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street, was published by Vanguard Press in 1937. As his grateful homage to luck, Ted gave the name of McClintock’s son Marco to the storyteller of Mulberry Street, and dedicated this first book to McClintock’s wife, Helene (Morgan 82).

  • Relationship

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    Relationship The relationship between men and women has always been complicated and sometimes even a really loving relationship cannot survive if people chose their personal longing as a priority. No matter how strong are the values of a man or a woman they should never forget about feelings and happiness that are nowhere else to be found but in the heart of the beloved person. Men and women fight in relationships: fight for more independence, fight to prove their rightness and keep forgetting

  • Conflict in This is What it Means to say Phoenix, Arizona

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    back from Phoenix” (181). In desperation, Victor turns to Thomas Builds-the-Fire, an old childhood friend, for help. At first, Victor refuses help from Thomas because of his strange and unpopular reputation. Thomas is known as the reservation’s storyteller who shared stories and continued telling stories even after people stopped listening. However, as he becomes weary, he finally is able to negotiate a plan with Thomas. The plan includes Thomas traveling with Victor to and from Phoenix. During

  • Chinese Talk-Story

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    what a woman strives to be, not a mere housewife or slave, but a great warrior. One such talk-story is that of Fa Mu Lan. Throughout the years, the story of Fa Mu Lan has changed from storyteller to storyteller, each with its own dramatic difference. To illustrate the dramatic changes that occur among storytellers, one can compare Kingston’s interpretation of Fa Mu Lan’s story to Disney’s Mulan. In this comparison, we see that aside from the talking dragon, Disney’s adaptation of the myth is much