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  • Hagar's Denial
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    At one time in life, every individual is faced with the horrible fact of death. Death is a subject that everyone fears because they associate death with their end and not a new beginning. In The Stone Angel, by Margaret Laurence, Hagar is no different. When she faces the reality of the implications of growing old she is faced with a journey, not one of her choice but one of destiny. Through her journey Hagar goes through the five different stages leading up towards death: denial, anger, bargaini...
  • Young Man's Way To Rainy Mountain
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    The Way to Rainy Mountain The title of N. Scott Momaday's "The Way to Rainy Mountain" encapsulates the theme of a journey that permeates the story. In the story, a young man journeys to the grave of his grandmother along the same route that her people, the Kiowas, took across America before settling on the southern Plains. The young man's grandmother had never undergone the journey that she so often told stories about, and yet she seemed to have experienced it through the memories of others that...
  • Land The Grand Odlum
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    The Maze in the Heart of the Castle Dorothy Gilman's fiction adventure "The Maze in the Heart of the Castle" is about a young boy named Colin who has nothing to lose and everything to gain. This takes place along time ago, when Colin's parents die tragically when Colin is only 16 years old. Sad and seeking answers, Colin seeks answers from his religious teacher Brother John. John tells Colin that he might want to go see the Grand Odlum, a mysterious man who lived at an old castle. Colin takes Br...
  • Word Choice And Metaphorical Language
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    Homecoming Narrative voice plays an important role in conveying the idea of journey in Homecoming by poet Bruce Dawe. In this free-verse war poem, the idea of journey extends itself to cover both the physical and emotional aspects of the subject matter of the poem. Repetition and word choice are of key importance in developing the idea of the physical journey, while techniques such as metaphorical language, historical references and the use of imagery reinforce the idea of the emotional baggage ...
  • End To Human Misery
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    Essay on "Dover Beach", by Matthew Arnold I have struggled with the concept of a benevolent "God" or "higher power" all my life. Although that concept is now a part of my personal philosophy and is at the heart of how I define myself as a human being, the years that it took to arrive at that state were every bit as rocky as the shore of Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach". The author uses the audio and visual imagery of pebbles on a beach to describe a philosophical journey. He hears the "eternal not...
  • Symbolic Of Journey And Self Discovery
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    Ebbing, Flowing, Discovering A ravaged-faced woman crosses decades and water to unveil an image of herself that was previously unrecognized. A fifteen and a half year old girl arises from the depths of her memory, and from the darkness of a troubled past, comes a tale of self-discovery. A story about the Mekong river and its ability to blur all boundaries between the past and the future, the alive and the dead, between existence and non-existence. The brown pinkish hue of the man's fedora emanat...

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