In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding very good leadership is shown. What makes a great leader? There’s many traits that makes a good leader but the three that are the most important are being a good communicator, being well educated, and being fearless and strong. Not just one character shows all of these traits, but 3 do, Ralph, Jack, and Piggy. Ralph is a great leader and a substantial communicator.
Beauty is the unspoken privilege within humanity. It is a lottery game in which some people do not win, but still try to present themselves as if they did. In Damon Knight's "The Handler", the main character Pete/Harry proves to readers that society only recognizes one for their external attributes rather than internal. Pete is a big, bronzed, boisterous, confident, but not intelligent man. As he walks into a room, everyone in it hushes and all of their eyes dart for him.
The movie The Village showed mixed elements of both Transcendentalism and Dark Romanticism. Dark Romanticism means the dark part of nature and the human soul while Transcendentalism means the opposite of Dark Romanticism which means they see the good side of nature and human soul. These mixed characteristics were shown in the movie like gothic symbolism, darkness or madness of the human mind, and love in nature. The village was about people who went away from society to live in a simple life away from sorrow and heartache. The people were not to cross the boundaries or else they would face those they don't speak of.
The tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight—a well-known, late 14th century Middle English romance—embodies significant themes. These themes are successfully fulfilled by the influential characters in the story. One of these characters, Sir Gawain—the protagonist of the story and one of King Arthur’s knights—proves to be the hero of the story. Although he humbly denies it, Gawain has a repute of being a distinguished knight and loyal subject. In the story, Gawain is portrayed as possessing the acme of all knightly characteristics, yet, still has several attributes to master.
Do you remember in kindergarten when the teacher would ask the class what they wanted to be when they grew up? The answers usually consisted of firemen, doctors, princesses, cowboys, or an astronaut. Then there was always the teacher’s pet who of course said they wanted to be a teacher (typical). Well college is a lot like kindergarten. Your advisor asks you,” what do you want to do with your life after college”, but this time the answers don’t come as easily.
Magical realism is all about the way one views the world. It conveys reality that differs from the realities experienced in some modern cultures today. People who experience different realities can believe in these non objective realities due to their own beliefs. These stories show us the world through different eyes. It gives people the experience of viewing the world as many others see it.
The Buried Giant Essay THE BURIED GIANT: WISTAN Abhijit Naskar, a world known neuroscientist once said, “Progress of the human society is predicated upon the proper functioning of a key element of the human mind, that is reasoning.” The novel, The Buried Giant written by Kazuo Ishiguro, is set in the 5th century, where two neighboring villages, the Britons and the Saxons peacefully coincide. Axl and Beatrice, a couple of Briton heritage, leave town to go on a journey to find their son, whom they have little to no memory of. Along the way, they meet a Saxon warrior, Wistan, a boy who wants to become a warrior, Edwin, and the nephew of King Arthur, Sir Gawain.
Contrasts & Contradictions Quote: ‘“So, according to you, Cedric Diggory dropped dead of his own accord, did he?’ Harry asked, his voice shaking.” (page 245) Explanation: I did not expect Harry to shout at Professor Umbridge about what happened during the last event if the Triwizard Tournament, after she already gave him detention, Hermione tried to stop him, and he already shouted at her and she didn 't believe him. However, Harry is doing this because Professor Umbridge got on his last nerve, after everyone called him out for “lying” and Professor Umbridge was exceedingly annoying and rude towards everyone, especially Harry.
Dumbledore flew over toothed battlements, got off the broomstick, Harry landed next him only a few seconds later. He looked in all directions, no one was on astronomical tower. “Is it really the Dark Mark?” Harry lifted his eyes to green skull, snake tongue glistening repulsively on the night sky above them. He shivered.
The Characters: HARRY POTTER The son of James and Lily Potter and nephew of Vernon and Petunia Dursley. Their parents died to save him. He shows himself to be caring and shrewd, a loyal friend, and an excellent Quidditch player.