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  • Shade Of Virgil And The Pilgrim
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    Volume 1: Inferno Cantos I - XI Canto I Halfway through his life, DANTE THE PILGRIM wakes to find himself lost in the dark wood. Terrified at being alone in so dismal a valley, he wanders until he comes to a hill bathed in sunlight, and his fear begins to leave him. But when he starts to climb the hill his path is blocked by three fierce beasts: first a LEOPARD, then a LION, and finally a SHE-WOLF. They fill him with fear and drive him back down to the sunless wood. At that moment the figure of ...
  • Havoc On Billy Pilgrim Throughout Slaughterhouse Five
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    Universal Essay: Slaughterhouse Five Throughout history, society, in general, has been molded by the ravages of war. From King Henry VII's invasion of Brittany, to the bloodshed on the shores of Iwo Jima, all the way to the present-day territory dispute in Bosnia and Herzegovina, war abounds mankind and its short history. As nations, ethnicities, ect. constantly attempt to outdo one another war will continue to arise. In recent years much has been said about the poor effects war has on society i...
  • Dante's Inferno Francesca And Paolo
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    Within Dante's Inferno Francesca and Paolo appear in Canto V. This canto stands out amongst other verses as both and example of Dante's writing, characterization and also for demonstrating the deep allegory surrounding the work and the nature of sin. Francesca Da Rimini was the daughter of Guido Vecchio da Polenta, lord of Ravenna, and Paolo Malatesta, the third son of Malatesta da Verrucchio, lord of Rimini. Around 1275 the aristocratic Francesca was married for political reasons to Gianciotto,...
  • Indians And Pilgrims
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    The story of Plymouth Plantation is a brief story, written by a pilgrim, that explains a few basic, significant points in the pilgrim's history. The story starts off describing the joyous occasion of landing at Cape Cod. The pilgrims immediately fall upon their knees and thank god for their safe travel. The pilgrims are immediately faced with new hardships because there was " no friends to welcome them [or] any inns to entertain or refresh their weather-beaten bodies... ". The pilgrims describe ...
  • Story Of Billy Pilgrim
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    Kurt Vonnegut wrote Slaughterhouse Five as well as many other novels. Slaughterhouse Five is the story of Billy Pilgrim. Pilgrim is a time traveling war veteran who is "unstuck' in time. The entire novel is a journey through this universe. He visits strange planets and the bombing of Dresden in Germany. Human cruelty is the overall theme of the novel. It is the behavior of men that they will harm anything weak. There is always a bully in every community. Weary's attitude as a bully is apparent i...

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