The author of The “Scarlet Ibis”, James Hurst, symbolizes Doodle with the scarlet ibis in a number of different ways. To begin, when describing the looks of the scarlet ibis, the author writes, “At that moment the bird began to flutter, but the wings were uncoordinated, and amid much flapping and a spray of flying feathers, it tumbled down, bumping through the limbs of the bleeding tree and landing at our feet with a thud.” With this description, the reader pictures the bird limp and lifeless on the ground in a mangled heap. The bird bleeds as it falls out of the tree, as it helplessly descends from the branch. The author describes Doodle in much the same way, and he uses some of the same words to do so when he writes, “Limply, he fell backwards onto the earth. He
Columbine, by Dave Cullen is a non-fiction book documenting the horrific massacre which took place in Littleton, Colorado on April 20, 1999. Not only does the writer give great detail about the shooting itself, he also gives and in depth look into the lives of the killers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, and their victims. The focus of this book is for the author to attempt to bring to light what really happened and hopefully gain better understanding as to why it all took place. Cullen, a journalist, begins an extensive nine year research in order to achieve awareness of the happenings before, during and after this tragic event. Entries from the perpetrators personal journals, stories from the ones who witnessed the shootings first hand, countless interviews from the victim’s families, as well as multiple other pieces of information give the reader an extremely up close and personal surrounding Columbine. Dave Cullen spent many years perfecting his book to make sure all the readers would know the correct story of Columbine.
Throughout the novel, Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese, very memorable, powerful and important sections stand out. These sections help move the plot forward, establish or continue the prevailing theme or help the reader learn more about a certain character.
Thomas Cole was originally born in Lancashire, England in 1801. In 1818 he and his parents moved to America. Cole’s father wanted him to be a lawyer. However, Cole self-thought himself in the art where he found his true passion on painting. Cole always found picturesque landscapes for which showed interest at an early age. Cole suddenly became a recognizable artist working in cities such as Ohio, Pittsburg and Philadelphia where he came to work with the Philadelphia academy.
Ansel Adams was an American photographer well-known for his black and white landscape photography. His work was based around the American West and national parks as he was a keen environmentalist. Some of his most famous work was that of the photographs taken at Yosemite National Park. His work is based more towards the sublime due to the nature of the landscapes he photographs such as mountains, cliffs, raging rivers etc. In the introduction to Adams’ book: The Portfolios of Ansel Adams, John Szarkowski writes, “Adams’ pictures seem as dematerialized as the reflections on still water, or the shadows cast on morning mist.” (Adams, A., 1977. p. 8). This suggests that Adams images are sublime as his focus was more on the meaning of the landscape
: For my presentation I have chosen to examine Steven Spielberg and what stylistic features he uses to make himself considered as an auteur. An auteur is a director that has a unique style in filming and has complete control of the production process of the film. The three films that I have chosen to focus on are E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), A.I. Artificial Intelligence(2001) and Close Encounters (1977). These are three of Steven Spielberg's most known films. There a various reasons to why Steven Spielberg has been considered as auteur. For instance the fantasy theme, is a common thread between these three film specifically. The fact that Spielberg has three films that have a common theme may suggest that he may use fantasy themes to establish himself as an auteur.
To provide absolute trust and loyalty to people can be considered a fault or a virtue. During Ulysses S. Grant’s presidency this was considered a fault for him, because so many people that Grant trusted betrayed him and almost ruined the nation. Grant had to deal with corruption in his cabinet, the negative influence of people who were thought to be his friend, and scandals like the Black Friday scandal. Due to the 1869 Black Friday scandal, Ulysses S. Grant’s attitude towards like would never be the same, because not only was he personally associated with the people that were involved in this scandal, the Black Friday scandal almost destroyed the U.S. economy.
Samuel Adams was born on September 27, 1722, in Boston, MA. He was the one of three surviving siblings out of a total of 12 siblings. His parents were puritans and he grew up in a religious family. His father, Samuel “Deacon” Adams was a wealthy maltster and merchant and had strong political opinions.
In Ernest Hemingway’s short story, “Soldier’s Home” Krebs is portrayed as a character that is terribly afraid of making a mistake. Throughout the story the narrator talks about Krebs not wanting to mess up and deal with the consequences. Hemingway wrote the story to display that people come back from war different people, but they can not be afraid of change or life will pass them by.
Not all of America responded kindly to FSA’s photos and documentaries, or to the New Deal for that matter. Many claimed photographers and filmmakers along with Eastern bureaucrats sensationalized and “exaggerated the damage of the Dust Bowl, had vilified an entire region in order to score political points for the Roosevelt administration” (Dunaway, 2005, pp. 54-55). Though many alleged FSA photos were politically driven, Stryker held steadfast to his ideals and denied they served as government propaganda (Gordon, 2006; Brennen & Hardt, 1999; Stange, 1989). Some have argued the photos themselves were not propaganda, but became propaganda because of how they pushed a specific ideology on the public. Carlebach explains:
This essay will be analyzing the paintings Mending Socks and Barbecue by Archibald Motley. Mainly focusing on the painting to recognize and understand the visual choices that were made when creating the artwork. As well as being able to state specific elements in the painting.
In the story “Time of Wonder” the writer and illustrator Robert McCloskey creates a mesmerizing picture book. Throughout the book he relates his message to the reader of taking time to enjoy the weather and nature. Likewise, the reader is able to experience these events directly with phrases such as “IT’S RAINING ON YOU” (McCloskey 10). One event the reader is able to conjure up is the ocean in Maine with the taste of salt on their tongue. Moreover, the reader visualizes the calm sea on a sunny day and fears the roaring wind before a hurricane. Yet, McCloskey allows the viewer to feel “…pleased to see that the storm-flattened sunflowers are once more lifting faces to the sun” (McCloskey 58). All things considered, McCloskey writes a story that expresses the enjoyment that readers can feel towards the weather and nature.
This chapter would analysis photography under conceptual review as the main concept of this study, it would look at the history of photography, types of photography, and types of cameras available till date, followed by empirical review and lastly the theoretical framework would come at the end of this chapter.