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  • Theme Of Story Truth
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    It was necessary and crucial to for The Things They Carried to be written anachronistically and in short story form to convey the messages and themes of the novel. Tim O Brien would not have succeeded in communicating his points to the reader if the novel was written as one long chronological story. There are three main themes that emerge from The Things They Carried; story truth vs. happening truth, the fact that one can make deceased people come alive through stories, and that the war corrupte...
  • Mr O Brien
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    Why Tim O Brien Lies All of us are guilty of lying at one time or another. Whether it was a little white lie like whether the tooth fairy is real or not, or if it was something significant, such as if you committed a serious crime, we have all done it. Lying is definitely a part of society, and no one really likes it or appreciates it. Especially when it concerns matters of the heart. In the book The Things They Carried, author Tim O Brien lies frequently. There are times he will tell a sad, hea...
  • Chrysalids And By The Waters Of Babylon
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    Two very good stories are The Chrysalids by John Wyndham and By The Waters Of Babylon by Stephen Vincent Benet. Both these stories are sci-fi and depict what human civilizations will be like after a nuclear holocaust. The result of the holocaust has altered the Hill People and Waknuk peoples morals and religious beliefs. The main difference between the stories is one is viewing the future as positive the other is portraying the future negatively. The Chrysalids was a better story. It portrayed w...
  • Historical Truth
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    Discoveries reveal things that we often would prefer to keep hidden. Discuss the concept of "Discovery" and the effects it has on those who are involved. You must refer to your set text and supplementary material which you have studied in relation to this topic. The topic discovery involves the reviling of past things that were previously unknown. These truths can range from physical objects to self-awareness, from new knowledge to hidden memory. However, discovery can be such a powerful thing t...
  • Mrs Hickson Accusations Of Channel 4
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    Hickson V. Channel 4 It is clear that this case falls within the boundaries of the defamation act. However, there are many reasonable and debatable questions within these boundaries. It is also clear that channel 4 is suitable and fits all the guidelines for the Actual Malice rule. Although channel 4 has made claims that the faulty claims made in their publication of the death of Mrs Hickson's daughter on December 4, 2002 was simply an honest mistake and regurgitation of the information relayed ...
  • Plays With Truth And Reality
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    Rashomon and Blowup: A Study of Truth In a story, things are often not quite what they seem to be. Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon and Michaelangelo Antonioni's Blow-Up are good examples of stories that are not what they first appear to be. Through the medium of film, these stories unfold in different and exiting ways that give us interesting arguments on the nature of truth and reality. Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon tells the story of a murder. It flashes back to the event four times, each time as told b...
  • Truth
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    Louis Andrei Zavala Litera 210335625 07/11/05 In A Grove It is a story that provides the ultimate explanation of how two different people who are witnesses to a crime give completely different psychological recollections of the same event. The author reminds us that truth depends on the telling. Someone must step forward and tell that truth. I believe that no matter how many times you read 'In A Grove,' there's not enough information in the story to figure out the truth about what took place on ...
  • Necklace The Story
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    The story "The Star", which was written in 1970's, is trying to say that we need to understand the truth of our fate rather than put on blinders and quit refusing everything else that we dont want to see. In the story "The Necklace" written by Guy De Maupassant the woman worked herself to the bone for ten years trying to pay off the debt used to pay for the necklace she lost at the ball. The woman in this story is a poor pretty woman who thought she deserved a better life than one that she alrea...
  • O'Brien How To Tell A True War Story
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    How to Tell a True War Story - The Irony of Truth in Tim O'Brien's "How to Tell a True War Story" "This is true". (O'Brien, 420) - with this simple statement which also represents a first, three-word introductory paragraph to Tim O'Brien's short story, "How to Tell a True War Story", the author reveals the main problem of what will follow. "Truth" - when looked up in a dictionary, we would probably find definitions similar to sincerity and honesty on the one hand, and correctness, accuracy or re...
  • Better For The Truth
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    In the novel Fountain and Tomb by Naguib Mahfouz, the reader is thrown into a small alley in Cairo, Egypt in the 1920's. The narrator is an adult reliving his childhood through many random, interesting vignettes of his youth. We learn about many different aspects of Egyptian life from political rebellion, to arranged marriages, to religious devotion, to gang warfare. We are led to conclude that one of the major themes of the book is Truth. We come to question whether Truth is something that alwa...
  • Origin Of The Four Legends Of Prometheus
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    Kafka's Perspective of the truth in Jim Naureckas's, "A Conspiracy of Dunces: Right-Wing Distortion Goes Mainstream". Kafka's viewpoint on the truth of Prometheus is of skepticism. The structure of the essay is simple and concise, as it discusses the four legends concerning Prometheus. There is an introductory sentence, which provides the thesis of the story. The introductory sentence ends with a colon, and lists the four legends in chronological order with each legend starting with "according t...
  • Truth Tv
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    "Truth morals and good taste are all irrelevant in commercial t. v". How does frontline and other supplementary material explore this idea? How far is too far? In today's society there is a fine line between telling the truth and not. Each day we encounter lies and concealment. And who would of thought, most of the false accusations we are fed, come from those we rely on for the truth. "Truth is created by the powerful person". And who is more powerful then those that inform and instruct? Commer...

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