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  • Boy's Perspective On Aboriginal Culture
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    Yolngu Boy (Stephen Johnson, 2000), about the friendship between three adolescent Aboriginal men and the way each relates to the ancient cultural tradition to which they belong, arrives at a time when awareness of Australia's colonial history, in particular, phenomena like the 'Stolen Generation', is considerable. But this is a very troubled time of awareness, in which the fight to 'write' or 'claim' 'history' according to one's own political and personal ideology is shockingly evident, as outli...
  • Characters Like Mack And Dora Flood
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    The minor characters in John Steinbeck's novel Cannery Row are a contradiction within themselves. Steinbeck shows two conflicting sides to each character; for example, Mack is smart and lazy and some of his colleagues are both good and bad. Doc is a father figure with some bad habits. Dora Flood is a kind-hearted saint who happens to run a brothel. Lee Chong is a shrewd businessman who likes to take advantage of others. Henri is an artist with a French background even though he isn't from France...
  • I'm Not Scared Michele And Filippo
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    "I'm not scared explores the notion that only the strong will thrive". Discuss. Thrive vs. i. grow well; flourish, prosper. The characters in 'I'm not scared' are living, not thriving. They " re all weak in different ways and their strength is dying slowly. All of the characters have an individual battle with weakness. Many of the characters appear to be strong but are really just helpless beings, existing in a place where the strength comes from violence and abuse. Often the truly strong charac...
  • Being An Alter Boy
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    Character Development Comparison / Contrast (BR 2) One traumatic experience can alter the course of one's life. In Snow in August, the main character sees a brutal beating by the local bully, and from then on he is forced to live in fear by never saying a word about what had happened. In The Client, almost the same conflict, the main character witnesses and is told valuable information from a lawyer, who mob ties, and commits suicide. With this he is also marked for death by the mobsters to ensu...
  • Major Difference Between Jerry And Ravi
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    Comparison Essay In general, the plots of stories usually follow well-defined patterns. One of these patterns is the initiation myth. This pattern incorporates a main character going through a difficult endeavor. In doing this, the character achieves a higher status. Games at Twilight and Through the Tunnel are two unique renditions of the initiation myth. In the beginning of both of the stories, the main character sought to gain acceptance into a group of superior children. In Games at Twilight...
  • Boy In Araby
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    Araby" by James Joyce and "A Sunrise On The Veld" by Doris Lessing are both short stories in which the protagonists gained a consciousness that was beyond themselves. The main characters are both initiated into new realities and truths of which they were not previously aware. Both short stories will be examined with reflections according to the type of initiation that was experienced, the nature of the narrators, the similar and dissimilar aspects of both characters and various components of the...
  • Lord Of The Flies Vs Alive Movie Theme Of Survival
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    Lord of the Flies and Alive! In life we are all faced with situations tat may be difficult to deal with, but for most of us, trying to survive in hostile conditions is not one of them. In the novel The Lord of the Flies and in the movie Alive! , trying to survive in hostile conditions was a similar problem that the characters had to face in order to survive. The two setting, characters, and theme of these two works have many similarities and many differences that cause these characters to react ...

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