The Disciplinary Area Of Arts Deals With A Wide Variety Of Topics

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The disciplinary area of Arts deals with a wide variety of topics. Some typical examples include paintings, sculptures, music, and literature. This paper most directly deals with the literature aspect as it compares the themes featured in the two novels that were introduced in the HC 100 class. While both Robert Kurson’s Pirate Hunters and A.G. Riddle’s The Atlantis Gene contain similar themes such as choices, fear, persistence, and exploration, they differ due to the fact that Pirate Hunters focuses mainly on personal discovery, whereas The Atlantis Gene emphasizes on more generalized and important themes like power, secrets, and making sacrifices to help others.
The two novels are similar in the aspect that they both include themes of fear, persistence, exploration, dedication, and making choices. In Pirate Hunters, Mattera searched as many files as he could in the General Archive of the Indies in Seville, Spain, but he still could not find any mention of Bannister and his ship, The Golden Fleece. At this point, Mattera said that “now it seemed he was running out of light” (Kurson 110). This is one example that expresses the themes of dedication, choice, and exploration in Pirate Hunters. Mattera felt inclined to give up; he was stumped, and he had to make a choice. Mattera’s dedication to the cause of exploration is what influenced his decision to remain on his quest. His perseverance shines through this decision and shows the readers how truly dedicated he is to
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