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    “Allegory of the Cave” utilizes the idea of appearance versus reality; both may appear true, but only one is real. Plato’s tool for doubting what one thinks they know can be directly correlated to my own belief of not knowing life until it nearly dissappears, by distinguishing between appearance and reality. Following an in-depth personal reflection after my own near death experience in high school, the distinction between the appearance of life and the reality is quite prominent.

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    Throughout the year there have been several examples of appearance versus reality. This idea does not fail to reside within unit two. While watching the movie Pearl Harbour, the men are portrayed as men of pure bravery and perfection. Despite all odds they were able to complete a task that no other man has been able to conquer. There appeared to be no errors, mistakes, or failures throughout the mission. This movie was actually very motivating and the background music helped influence this. Many

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    very unique film with many different themes. The main characters in the film, Lester (Kevin Spacey) and Carolyn Burnham (Annette Bening) prove that there is a big difference in appearance versus reality. With the help of Colonel Frank Fitts, (Wes Bentley) we learn that people cannot just be judged by their outer appearance, but rather by what’s inside, because people are not always what they seem. Lester Burnham serves as the films narrator. He is an almost middle-aged father, husband and advertising

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    Appearance versus Reality in Hamlet        Appearance versus reality is one of the central themes of Shakespeare's play, Hamlet. The characters in the play assume roles for the purpose of concealment - Claudius, in reality a murderer and usurper, plays the roles of grieving brother and rightful king; the adulterous Gertrude plays the role of a 'most seeming-virtuous queen' when she is, in her son's view, a 'most pernicious woman'. Even Hamlet himself assumes the role of a madman in his attempt

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    Appearance versus Reality in Hamlet      Shakespeare's play, Hamlet, is a tale of a young prince who must ascertain the truth regarding his father's death. Throughout the play, the fundamental theme of appearance versus reality is constant. The majority of the main characters hide behind veils of lies and deceptions, obscuring the truth to the point that nearly nothing of their actual selves are visible. The labyrinth of deception is so twisted that only Hamlet is aware of the truth, and only

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    Additionally, Heller uses the theme of appearance versus reality in instance of Clevinger’s foreshadowed death. Yossarian messes with the map during their initial plan to bomb in Bolonga to make it indicate that the city as captured and spares himself a couple days of going into battle. As Yossarian tells Clevinger after he reveals holds responsible for the prior events, who still believes in appearance versus reality, "Open your eyes, Clevinger. It doesn't make a damned bit of difference who wins

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    About my art: This art illustrates the theme of appearance versus reality of April’s identity. I drew more realistic image of her inner emotion which is hidden behind her image she portrays to others. For example, she hides to her peers about her Native identity as she is ashamed of her heritage. Further, she lies to her sister, Cheryl about their parents as she wants to only leave her sister with happy memories of them. It shows that although she tries to keep it together, inside she is suffering

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    impression they get. The appearance people see will usually satisfy them without further investigating into the reality of a situation. The difference between appearance and reality can be quite different. This also applies to literature. There are many instances where an author will describes a character as kind, but is actually deceptive and mean. In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, there are characters and situations that show how appearances can differ from reality. The three main instances

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    Appearance Versus Reality in Anne Elliot's Persuasion In "Persuasion", we meet Anne Elliot, a bright, attractive, upper-class woman who fell in love with a sailor, Captain Frederick Wentworth. However, Anne was successfully persuaded to reject Wentworth by her aristocratic family and friends, who failed to recognize Wentworth's fine character and saw only his shallowness. Both Anne's sisters are extremely different to Anne. Mary is an over reactive hypochondriac. Elizabeth

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    Appearance Versus Reality in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie In any Tennessee Williams' play, nothing is as it seems. Everything represents more than itself. Williams' creative use of symbols creates a drama that far exceeds the apparent or surface level. Williams himself admits that "art is made out of symbols the way your body is made out of the vital tissue," and that "symbols are nothing but the natural speech of drama [. . . ,] the purest language of plays [. . . ; S]ometimes it

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