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  • Achebe's And Desai's Novels
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    How does the tension between traditional and modern views of the world play itself out in Achebe's and Desai's novels In both Achebe's and Desai's novels, tension and conflict between the new and the old, traditional and modern are the strong undercurrents that move the story and the reader into an unconscious emotional uneasiness. In both novels, the backdrop and the story are engrossed in a struggle between two worlds, the new and the old fighting out its battles in the characters portrayed wi...
  • Physical Journey
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    "The Last Samurai" is a film centred around the idea of journeying, physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally. We witness these journeys not only through observations of a character going through a personal transformation but a whole culture around him who is likewise in turmoil. This film allows us to join in on an adventure and journey of the character, the world he enters and the people he meets. The story is based on a time just after the Civil War, a time when the modern western wor...
  • Joad Family
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    John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath is the story of the experiences of the Joad family from the time of their eviction from a farm near Sallisaw, Oklahoma to their first winter in California. The Joad family's story illustrates the hardship and oppression suffered by migrant laborers during the Great Depression. The novel begins with the description of the conditions in Dust Bowl Oklahoma that ruined the crops and instigated massive foreclosures on farmland. Hundreds of families packed up...
  • 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...
  • Improvement In The Class
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    Pressures of School One day while I was in my honors English class at Brook hurst Jr. High School during my eighth grade year, my teacher wanted to talk to me all of a sudden. Mrs. Manneman said that if I didn t pull my C up to at least a B I would be dropped from the class. Having those few words in my mind made passing the class a more difficult process. I had to strive for improvement in the class. As I tried to keep up, I encountered several psychological and physical challenges, but don t a...
  • Significant Levels Of Jim's Journey
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    'Enemies, like friends, told you who you were. ' To what extent is Jim's understanding of self enhanced by his contact with those around him?' Fly Away Peter' is essentially a story about life. Through the life of Jim Saddler the reader becomes aware of the ideas posed by the author, David Mal ouf. Jim's life, if anything, is indeed a journey, unfolding through various broadening experiences that lead to Jim's eventual understanding of the world and his own self. However, to simply say that this...
  • Chaos To Cosmos
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    The Theory Of Chaos To Cosmos In Reference To Man S Journey To Self-Understanding There is a force that drives man through life. Mythologist Mircea Eliade tried to find that force when he came up with his theory of chaos turning to cosmos. Eliade described chaos as imperfection, disorder, and disorganization, and described cosmos as a state of perfection, utopia, and justice. Thus, chaos to cosmos can be described as the resolving of a problem or a situation. Eliade used Creation, either by God ...
  • Journeys Of Many Other Migrants
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    The Journey Theme of The Grapes of Wrath In the Classic novel The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck displays in his writing many different and interconnected themes. The main idea of the novel can be interpreted many different ways through many of the different actions and characters throughout the novel. In the first chapter of the novel, Steinbeck describes the dust bowl and foreshadows the theme: The men came were silent and they did not move often. And the women came out of the houses to stand...
  • My Millions Of Brothers And Sister Gametes
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    A Month in The Life of A Gamete My name is RAMBO. I and my millions of brothers and sister gametes have been confined in our prison like holding cells called testes. Each day many more gametes are produced and held captive inside the testes which hang in a storage sac called the scrotum. WHAT'S HAPPENING IN HERE Everything is moving. Back and forth this way, that way. Has everyone's wish finally come true. Will I be among all other lucky gametes, to boldly go where millions of gametes have gone ...
  • Steinbeck's Choice Of The Journey Structure
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    The Journey Theme in The Grapes of Wrath As a major literary figure since the 1930's, Steinbeck displays in his writing a characteristic respect for the poor and oppressed. In many of his novels, his characters show signs of a quiet dignity and courage for which Steinbeck has a great admiration. For instance, in The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck describes the unrelenting struggle of the people who depend on the soil for their livelihood. One element helping give this novel an added touch of harmony...
  • James Jarvis And Absolom Kumalo
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    And Finally, Change In undertaking a journey, a person learns and changes. One may change emotionally, psychologically, as well as spiritually. The journeyer is scared at first, then usually goes through some pain and suffering. In the end, however, this journeyer comes out different then they were when they began, with some understanding. Stephan Kumalo, James Jarvis, and Absolom Kumalo undertake this very thing in Cry, the beloved Country, by Alan Paton. Stephan Kumalo, a priest from the small...
  • Busch Light
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    There was once a young man who set forth to accomplish a great feat. On a quest for enrichment and knowledge his journey led him to an institute of higher learning. There he was to amass an immense amount of knowledge and discover secrets only a small portion of society possessed. But this place was far away... it was a new land of snow-covered hills and a beverage called Busch Light. No longer would he be surrounded by the comforts of Smog, , 7-Elevens's, and drive-by's. He prepared for his jou...
  • Greta's Own Journey
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    Identity is definition. As Althusser theorized, we bring things into existence through the utterance of their names. So why can we not bring ourselves into our own existence or a new existence by re-uttering our name? By doing so we can shape our own identities with a tailored definition rather than choosing one already out there and trying to format ourselves within those boundaries. I think the acceptance of what Homi Bhabba calls "hybridity" is doing just that. In realizing that your identity...
  • Responders Imaginative Journey
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    imaginative journeys is not only a concept, it's the foundation of creativity and the mechanism of ingenuity. It transports us to parallel dimensions of fantasy, imagination, speculation and inspiration. Imaginative journeys shape and broaden our understanding of the world and ourselves. Two texts which clearly depict the notion of Imaginative journeys is "Daffodils" by Williams wordsworth and "The lime tree bower my prison" by coleridge, both composers use various techniques to convey the conce...
  • Notions Of Psychological Growth Edith
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    Many novels today relate to a journey that is undertaken by a character that presents a version of the readers historical past. These journeys in particular mostly seem to deal with either the physical or psychological side to a traditional quest, it is this psychological journey that is evident and heightened in Joan London's text 'Gilgamesh'. London's text involves a young Australian farm girl 'Edith' embarking upon such a psychological journey. Her ideals over this particular time reflect her...
  • First Step In The Heroic Journey
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    Pearson's heroic process begins with the Innocent and doesn't end until it has reached the Magician archetype. This essay will show various examples to demonstrate the lessons and how the accomplishments of one archetype provide a path to the next archetype. Discussions will include the Orphan, Wanderer, Warrior, Altruist, Innocent before the fall and Returned Innocent, and the Magician. The first aspect of an orphan is the fall. An orphan accomplishes the fall when he moves out of. ".. innocenc...
  • 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...
  • Characteristics Of Epic Poems
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    Epic poems have many distinct characteristics. Many of these are shown in The Odyssey, a long, narrative poem. It was passed down from generation to generation until Homer, a blind poet, wrote it down. This classic was written about the Golden Age of Greece. The following are the characteristics of epic poems. They are also all related to The Odyssey. One characteristic is that the main character must be male and of noble birth. The Odyssey's main character, Odysseus, is the king of Ithaca. Anot...

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