Swan Dive

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  • I Felt My Heart Beating

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    Thud. Thud. Three more steps. Thud. Thud. Two more steps. Thud. Thud. One more step. Jump. Closing my eyes I leaped into a swan dive with outstretched arms and wings. The moon was in the sky with the sun disappearing as I dropped. Opening my eyes I wrapped my wings into a tight dive. It was now dark and the moon gave a shape on the glossy water. Pulling out of my dive I skimmed the water with outstretched wings. My hand touched the water leaving it ripple behind me. Then I beat my wings and

  • The Carnage of World War I

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    The carnage of world war one was the result of the clash between new technologies, but old strategies. Blitzkrieg warfare would be the first form of modern military tactics for it fully utilizes the technological advancements of that time. The term “Blitzkrieg” was not invented by the Germans, but by an English magazine that described the invasion of Poland (Showalter). While many accredit the invention of Blitzkrieg warfare to Heinz Guderian, Germany's Chief of Mobile Troops during WWII, it was

  • Out of Mind Versus Out of World: An Analysis of William Yeats's "Sailing to Byzantium" and "Wild Swans at Coole"

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    By depicting birds as symbols of the natural world, in “The Wild Swans at Coole,” and of near immortality in “Sailing into Byzantium,” the two poems shows how Yeats’s concerns progress from the world of the mind and body to earthly concerns of his whole world and nature. While Yeats becomes conscious of the violent truth of nature which results in death, by watching the swans, he is able to comfort himself by admiring how the swans are “unwearied” and “their hearts have not grown old.” When

  • Yeats' Use of Symbolism in 'Leda and the Swan' and 'the Second Coming'

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    Yeats’ most famous works, such as ‘Sailing to Byzantium’, ‘Long-legged Fly’ and ‘Easter 1916’, to name just a few, it is an aspect of his poetry which is relevant to almost all of his writing. However, it is in Yeats’ apocalyptic poems, ‘Leda and the Swan’ and ‘The

  • Analysis Of Black Swan And Shutter Island

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    certain techniques used to enhance the audience’s experience of the film, some of their directorial techniques include symbolism, costume, lighting and dialogue. I have chosen Scorsese’s 2010 film Shutter Island along with Aronofsky’s 2010 film Black Swan as each of these films have scenes that incorporate the above mentioned techniques to portray the effects mental illness has on a person’s health and welfare. The scenes are each 8 minutes in length and run until the closing credits begin. These techniques

  • Hough: One Of The Million Dollar Dancer

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    Hough’s career has seen an amazing number of highs. She became one of the ‘Million Dollar Dancers’ on the ABC game show called, 'Show Me The Money' in 2006. She went on to bag the trophy of the renowned dance reality show ‘Dancing with the Stars - Season 5’, and became the youngest professional dancer to win the show. But once wasn’t enough for the dancer as she won the title of professional champion at the same show in November 2007. In July 2008, she received a nomination in the category of "Outstanding

  • The Pressure to Be Perfect

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    The Bell Jar and Black Swan: The Pressure to be Perfect In a society where competition among others and influences from the media are becoming increasingly prevalent by the decade, it is easy for one to feel the extreme pressure to be perfect. Many individuals face the internal conflict of feeling that they are not adequate enough for various personal or societal standards, often leading to unhealthy insecurities, mental and emotional instabilities, and identity crises. Firstly, society’s reminders

  • Analysis Of Black Swan And Whiplash

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    Black Swan and Whiplash both feature intense practice sequences that build upon the narrative of obsessing over a craft. This intense and obsessive practice leads up to the conclusion of the films; where each character gives their absolute best performance. Nina’s final transformation into an impure and sinful character is completed when she grows black wings and slams her mother’s hand in her door. During the performance, Nina gets into an altercation with herself and stabs herself in the pure White

  • Compare And Contrast Black Swan And Whipwan

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    From the first shots of Whiplash and Black Swan, we see the protagonists immersed in their respective disciplines. Andrew Naiman practicing the drums, Nina Sayers dreaming of dancing the White Swan. Both of these films bring us behind the scenes of a world most people never get to see. Both were relatively low budget, leaned heavily on their scripts, and led to Oscar wins for great performances. But most importantly, both of these films tell the tale of an artist seeking greatness who must first

  • Black Swan Character Analysis Essay

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    she is a main character from the psychosexual thriller film, ‘Black Swan’ (performed by Natalie Portman). A story about young ballerina who wanted to earn a truly success in her profession, by struggling from her inside unconsciousness, curious to understand the darkness and break free from her old identity to become an ideal artist. A story was inspired from a famous ballet play, original written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ‘Swan Lake’. Ballet is a high class performance dancing that require a lot