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  • The Tale of the Unknown Island

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    A Critical Analysis of ‘The Tale of the Unknown Island’ by José Saramago. | EN4903 | By Mr Drew Eaglesham | A Critical Analysis of ‘The Tale of the Unknown Island’ by José Saramago. ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- Kirkus in 2010 called this story ‘a mischievous and thoughtful satire on ruling elites and bold dreamers, cast in the form of revisionist fairy-tale.’ This review could easily be applied to another story of Saramago’s

  • Summer in the The 1000 Islands

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    The 1000 Islands was a magnet for college age kids when we arrived in the 1960s. A multitude of colleges are located within one-hundred-and-twenty-five miles radius from Alexandria Bay. The local resorts and other businesses needed summer employees to accommodate the tourists and summer residents that flooded the area during the peak season. The region developed a reputation as a place for young people to go boating, meet the opposite sex, and generally have a blast for a couple of months. My pals

  • Descriptive Essay On The Island

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    rocks covered with smoke clouds, tropical jungles, becoming the byword beaches, 115 fantastic islands… Upon seeing from plane the islands spread out on the ocean, the boats navigating among them, the appearing people on beach and the villas hidden among trees along the shore, you come to realize the what is waiting for you down there. Both Mahe where you land In a matter of minutes is the largest island in Seychelles and hosts the airport and the capital city Victoria. However, this capital is not

  • The Island Research Paper

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    The Island. It didn’t have a name, really. Oh, it probably did have a name on maps and charts and the like, but to the people who called it home it was just “The Island”. Located somewhere among the Islands that made up the nation of Kiribati, in the South Pacific Ocean, The Island was geographically only a few hundred nautical miles south of the equator. The nearest substantial landmass was Papua New Guinea, but if you wanted real civilisation, then your best bet was Australia. The Island was…unique

  • The Hawaiian Islands

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    The Hawaiian Islands were created from volcanoes over the millions of years. The Islands sit on the Pacific Ocean plate and the way these islands were formed was from the hotspots in the earth’s crust and from the underwater volcanoes that soon rise to make land. There is roughly eight islands and I believe there will be more islands created in the future and they will keep shifting northwest. The first island is the oldest and roughly near 5 million years old, while the younger ones aren’t as old

  • The Galapagos Islands

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    The Galapagos Islands, located about 600 miles west of continental Ecuador, contain a rich history of settlement and exploration and represent a living example of evolution that is still relevant today. For centuries, this chain of volcanic islands has been used uniquely by various cultures based off distinct needs. What has remained the same however is the fact that island isolation has forced many animal and plant species to adapt differently from one another based off their island’s environmental

  • Short Story : Phantom Island

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    Phantom Island (Practice 1.2.9) Ryan opened his eyes and stared up at the blue sky and the green fronds that slowly waved above his head; his head that sharply ached. It felt like a miner was in his skull, slowly using a pickaxe to dig away little pieces of bone. He wondered how long it would take the pickaxe wielder to get through to his gelatinous brain. He licked his lips. They tasted of blood and iron as he ran his sandpaper tongue over the cracks in them. Water; all he wanted was some water

  • The Galaapagos Island : The Vacation Of The Galapagos Islands

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    The Galapagos Islands are a bucket-list destination, and for good reason: Thanks to the lack of natural predators, friendly wild such as playful sea lions and giant sea tortoises, travelers can get up close and personal. This archipelago of about 19 islands is approximately 620 miles off Ecuador's Pacific Ocean coast. The island serves as a double World Heritage site (since both land and sea are protected) and it’s also where Charles Darwin discovered the Theory of Evolution through biological development

  • Paradox Of Island Life

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    Island Life: Paradoxes of Paradise “That was the place you were homesick for, even when you were there.” - Ruth Moore In the regional narratives, Fish Have No Feet, and the Weir, Stefansson and Moore explore island culture and life. Although the novels are set in different countries, the characters share many similar experiences--desire, love, and hardship. Described as inhospitable and bleak, the islands (Iceland and Comey Island) serve to entrap its inhabitants. Generating anger, resentment and

  • Desert Island Analysis

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    Desert Islands The most imaginary desert islands which he described in novel were like a peaceful paradise where the shipwrecked traveler manages to continue living pretty much as before used for Robinson Crusoe or Desert Island Discs! In a book Coral Island by RM Ballantyne which was published in 1857, 100 years before Golding's book, three young British boys are shipwrecked on a desert island and have to survive without any adults. They were brave and resourceful. They thoroughly enjoy their