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  • Emil Sinclair
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    Emil Sinclair is a representation of the movement of one's inner spirit toward realization. The path Emil is traveling on is one of self-discovery. Each man's life represents a road to himself, an attempt at such a road, the intimation of a path. The most essential thing that Emil struggled with was the dichotomy of the world, the two realms. The realms of the day and night, two different worlds coming from two opposite poles, mingled during this time. Opposition is marked and clarified as being...
  • Authors The American Dream
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    American Dream More than half a century ago people from countries all over the world came to America. America at this time was the greatest place to be. You could restart your life, or as it was described as the land of opportunity. This was a place where you were judged by not who your father was, but what you make of your self. Most came for a better life, while some came for political reasons. The older immigrants came from Europe and the newer ones came from Asia. Half of the immigrants sett...
  • Santiago And The Priest's Son
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    'That's the principle that governs all things. In alchemy, it's called the Soul of the World. When you want something with all your heart, that's when you are closest to the Soul of the World. It's always a positive force' (80). Anything I've ever wanted to happen bad enough, there has always been a way for me to achieve that goal. Or an alternative that could be more beneficial appears. Except, I wouldn't quite call it the Soul of the World. I'd call it the will of God. Both Santiago in 'The Al...
  • Situation Between Kromer And Sinclair And Demian
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    Demian is the story of a boy, Emil Sinclair, and his search for himself. Emil was raised in a good traditional home at the turn of the century in the nation of Germany. His family is very wealthy and they have a reputation as a principled, religious family. As a boy, Sinclair views the world within the walls of his home as representing all that is good, pure, and innocent. But starting at a young age, he feels an inner conflict between his own little world, the 'world of light,' ; and the outsid...
  • Sea Of Faith In Arnold's Dover Beach
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    Fahrenheit 451 is a well-written book that tells a story of a dream world and one man who wakes up from that dream. Montag, the protagonist of the story, brings home a book of poetry one day and begins to read the poem Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold to his wife and her guests. Many critics think that Bradbury picked this poem because it paralleled life in his book. The poem Dover Beach can be compared to Fahrenheit 451 because both pieces of writing talk about themes of true love, fantasy and all...
  • Olive Their Dream World
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    Year 12 Literature SAC Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll The play "Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll" is a mixture of people's inability to grow up and let go of dreams, in a typical Australian atmosphere in the nineteen fifties. Ray Lawler focuses on showing the characters finally waking up to their lives and realizing they don't live in "heaven", within in a simple plot. These techniques allow readers to connect and understand the disillusionment suffered by these Australian's in this time. Our sett...
  • Corruption Of The Dream
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    The corruption of the American Dream The Great Gatsby takes place during the 1920's and it is a time when the old values and the new are in a battle with one another. The Great Gatsby has characters who believe in the American dream and those who are corrupting the dream in pro suit of wealth and personal gain. The character, Nick is the perfect example of those with the faith in the existence of the dream. He is part of the group who believes in the old values and the belief that ones own hard ...
  • Reflecting God By Marilyn Manson
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    Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar The Reflecting God Your world is an ashtray We burn and coil like cigarettes The more you cry your ashes turn to mud It's the nature of the leeches, the virgin's Feeling cheated You " ve only spent a second of your life My world is unaffected, there is an exit here I say it is and then it's true, There is a dream inside a dream, I'm wide awake the more I sleep You " ll understand when I'm dead I went to god just to see, and I was looking at me Saw heaven and h...
  • Charlie's Dream
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    I have a dream... you have a dream... our nation has a dream... our world has a dream. We all have a dream. We all have a dream, but the difference is how we realise our dream, how we obtain our dream, and how our dream changes us. This is evident in our learning of dreams and aspirations through the texts Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keys, What's Eating Gilbert Grape? by Lasse Hallstr " om, and through my own studies of Million Dollar Baby by Clint Eastwood. These three highly acclaimed texts...
  • Santiago In Sight Of His Personal Legend
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    The Pursuit of Dreams Sometimes in life, when a person wants something with enough passion, everything seems to go perfectly accordingly to how it was planned. Paulo Coelho, the author of the Alchemist, calls this desire a personal legend. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their personal legend is, and at that point in their lives everything is clear and possible. However, as time goes on, a mysterious force seems to blind us of achieving that goal. Through Santiago, the main character, ...
  • Strong Followers And Believers Of The Bible
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    Response to "Black Robe" The world views of the French Catholics and the Algonquin Indians differed greatly in this film. Father LaForgue's world view was centered on Jesus Christ. In Father LaForgue's eyes, he was put on this earth to serve Jesus and everything he did was for him. He believed that after life on earth, everybody goes to heaven, which he referred to as "paradise". Being a good human in the French Catholic religion meant having monogamous relationships. It also meant living in a w...
  • Critical Essays On Shakespeare Plays
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    A Critical Analysis Of A Midsummer Night " sA Critical Analysis Of A Midsummer Night's Dream Mandy Conway Mrs. Guy nes English 12 16 March 2000 A Critical Analysis of? A Midsummer Night's Dream? William Shakespeare, born in 1594, is one of the greatest writers in literature. He dies in 1616 after completing many sonnets and plays. One of which is? They say that this play is the most purely romantic of Shakespeare's comedies. The themes of the play are dreams and reality, love and magic. This ext...

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