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  • Analysis Of Ossian Heroes

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    Ossian Receiving the Ghosts of French Heroes Anne-Louis Girodet Trioson DeRoisy’s painting Ossian Receiving the Ghosts of French Heroes depicts a combination of history and allegory with references to the bard’s work; romantic themes underlay a classical technique. “The painting is composed of, essentially, four groups of people: the triumphant French generals and soldiers at the right, Ossian and the warriors from Morven stoically welcoming them at the left, behind and below these, Stamo, in a paroxysm

  • A Short Story : A Story?

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    The date was the 13th of July, her 45th birthday. It would be her last. Standing just outside her kitchen window, obscured by the dark shadows of the surrounding woods, was the man who would end her life. He watched silently, his dark eyes trained on her delicate figure, as she bustled about her kitchen. The man took a step forward, a thin branch snapped beneath the weight of his boot. He froze in his tracks, eyes wide as he waited with baited breath. To his luck, the woman hadn’t heard him. His

  • The Old Tradition In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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    “The Lottery” a short story by Shirley Jackson, features a small town during the time of their lottery. The lottery is an annual event, organized by Mr. Summers. It is a highly important time, as the whole town comes to the town square on the day of the lottery. The guidelines are quite simple: everyone takes a slip of paper out of the symbolic black box, and the slip of paper with the black mark carved on it, is the “lucky winner”. But their definition of the lottery is different一usually, a

  • A Short Story : A Story?

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    The war was raging on. People fighting, animals ripping flesh, it just was never enough. The girl that was half vampire and half wolf was the cause of it all. I didn’t know it at the time, but I would soon be the end of it all as well. When I woke up every morning I was alone. I had been like this my entire life. I ran out of the cold tree house I had built right next to the castle where I grow up. Then I started to walk around for hours until I saw someone in the busses…. It was a wolf! I had known

  • Character Analysis Of The Lottery

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    In the story, the library, many of the characters did not speak as much, however, their actions showed what was approaching. The villagers follow a tradition that happens every year which ends up being a tragedy. Unfortunately, each of the main characters in the story showed a representation on how they naturally behave when the lottery approaches. As long as they have been living in the village they are all accustomed to the tradition, however, they do not realize the evil they are causing towards

  • Tradition In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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    Almost everyone has gone to a funeral before, and they have witnessed their loved ones passing on. For example, when you go to a funeral everything is dim, bitter, and depressing. In “The Lottery” the characters have a drawing of cards on who is going to die. In “The Lottery” Shirley Jackson uses descriptive language to show how the characters won’t change tradition even though it is inhumane. To begin with, the villagers do not want to upset this tradition. “...but no one liked to upset even as

  • Analysis of “Dark Shadows” as a Gothic Masterpiece

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    Analysis of “Dark Shadows” as a Gothic Masterpiece To most, when asked to define what Gothic is, they will state that it is similar to any other story, just with more “darkness.” This is because Gothic stories all have a classic story line. First, there is the main character’s back story, if any is then told. Next, there are events that lead up to a horrible incident that is the climax of the story. Lastly, the character finds some way to fix the situation or free him- or herself from

  • Essay On The Danger Of Ignorance In House Of Dark Shadows

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    dangerous. Ignorance can kill you! Lack of knowledge, stupidity and deception of yourself and others are all life denying and can destroy happiness and meaning in your life.” The theme of Danger of Ignorance perfectly fits the book, “House of Dark Shadows,” written by Robert Liparulo. This book focuses on a fifteen year old boy named Xander who moves to a small town called Pinedale, with his family. They find a big victorian house while they were out house hunting. They looked around on the inside

  • Essay on The Everlasting Dark Shadow of Romanticism

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    For many, saying or hearing the word romanticism evokes numerous stereotypical and prejudged definitions and emotions. The biggest reason this probably happens is because of how closely romanticism sounds like romance. The similarity of the sounds and spelling of the two words can lead to some thinking that the two words mean the same thing or are closely related. Although romanticism and romance do share some similarities in their spelling and pronunciation they couldn’t be more different. In

  • Shadow of the Night

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    Shadow of the Night On a freezing, dark blue night of Li, in the Village of Li-Marta. This was an old little village, the houses were nothing but ash and rubble except an old abandoned barn. The barn had creaking floor boards and a rotten wooden roof. In this abandoned barn there lived a young and confident farm boy; his clothes were ragged and full of holes. The young boy was called Rye named after the agricultural god Ren-Rye. As Rye was sitting on the creaking floor boards a thought hit him

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