No one can doubt that both of these two characters are iconic heroes in the world of fantasy and are probably some of the most prominent heroes of our time, but the real question is, who is more popular? Let’s start with what they have in common. Both star in epic books and movies that are known all around the world and are also beloved by people everywhere. While Frodo has been around for a long time and is considered to be a classical character, Harry is a very new character and has not yet had enough time to achieve such a prestigious status. However, many fantasy readers believe that Harry Potter will soon become a well known classic just like Lord of the Rings.
Regardless of the decade when this novel was written or of where the story takes place it is successful because of the ability of the reader to relate to the events in the book. Part 1 of the novel, The Hearth and the Salamander, allows the
For many individuals, Lewis will forever remain the creator of the phenomenal world of Narnia, the author of some of the most famous children’s books of the twentieth century. Even to this day, fifty-four years after his death, Lewis remains one of the most influential authors of his age. Alongside his equally prominent friend and colleague J. R. R. Tolkien, Lewis is widely recognized as a literary landmark. The worlds of literature and film have both been intensely impacted by these two Oxford authors. Yet without Lewis and the impact he has had on not only Tolkien, but every reader who discovers his works, our society would be
More than half of American children, teens, and adults in 2015 use social networks such as Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, etc.. On most of these sites, users may establish informal bio profiles, keep in touch with friends and strangers, do research, share thoughts, music, photos, and more. Social media can harm us if used wrong but, on the alternative side we can use it to keep up with news, help young children and teenagers also, offer help to a few people in need. Social media can be good without a doubt but there are disadvantages to it as well. Around 41% of Americans stay-up-to-date with social media. 78.5% of conventional media journalists surveyed utilized web-based social networking to check for breaking news.
Stayin’ Alive: How Adaptations Have Kept Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Relevant in the 21st Century Adaptations are away of keeping classic content relevant in today’s society. Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is no exception. This 1886 story is still relevant in the current century through current event political messages and the theme of duality. Before discussing the adaptations of Jekyll and Hyde, understanding the definition of adaptation is crucial. In an article published by Devin Harner, “Adaptations, the Orchid Thief, and the Subversion of Hollywood Conventions”, he explains; I tell my students that the beginning an academic paper with a definition from Merriam-Webster is perhaps the
Social media plays a big role in how society portrays body image. “Alternatively, an increased number of Facebook friends may provide girls with greater opportunity to rapidly make multiple social comparisons, itself shown to be associated with body image concern”(Tiggemann and Slater 82). According to the survey that was taken by Marika Tiggemann and Amy Slater, the more Facebook friends the girls had, the more likely it was that they had body image concerns. They were able to compare themselves to the other girls that they were friends with, which led to them to have an increase in their drive for thinness. “Further, these comparisons are likely to be with somewhat idealised images, in that girls mostly post photographs in which they look good or are doing something ‘cool’ (and can be digitally altered)”(Tiggemann and Slater 82).
Lora E. Vess’s “Examining Race & Racism in the University: A Class Project” is, for the most part, a clear example of writing in the social sciences, while John Streamas’s “Narrative Politics in Historical Fictions for Children” follows the writing conventions for the humanities discipline. Writing in the social sciences and humanities present different ideas and perform different tasks for their readers; Vess’s article tended to guide the reader through her conducted experiment, and she writes to achieve her goals. Streamas’s article presented the reader with his opinions on the subject, and was intended to almost persuade the reader to think about what exactly he is saying. Writing in the humanities and social sciences will almost always have different rhetorical situations, and Vess’s “Examining Race & Racism in the University: A Class Project” and Streamas’s “Narrative Politics in Historical Fictions for Children” clearly divide the line between the two
Ideally, her 28th birthday would have come around and she would have married Michael just as their pact intended. One study investigated the “decision-based cognitive dissonance paradigm”, upon reading this journal article I believe that their findings further explain Juls behaviour as they focus on the mechanism that drive attitude change, to explain how cognitive dissonance, dissolves as rationalization occurs. (Jarcho, Berkman, & Lieberman, 2010) This study coined that our emotions, at the time of the event, drive us to respond but it is not until we reflect and reappraise the situation, can we look at the situation more rationally. They suggest that the emotional regulation process can cause us to reflect back on our actions. To acquire this new knowledge to explain Juls behaviour I conclude that, Juls frustration and jealously were the emotions that drove her to act aggressively and it wasn’t until the scene where Michael and Juls are seen to be having an in depth conversation about Kimmy does Juls begin to feel remorseful and guilty about her actions, she soon realises how much the couple love each other.
What is a Fan Theory? According to urban dictionary Fan Theory is defined as “Set of assumptions which are intended to explain an unfinished event or series of events in a book, movie or saga.” Fan theories are a way the fan of a particular book, movie or even an animated series, connects the untied stories and creates a new piece of art which is a theory as the original author has not created and the story is left on the speculation and the liking of the reader or audience. These may have started as friends telling their own speculation of a certain movie cliff-hanger to a group of friends which later found its way into the media. With the coming of sites such as Wattpad- where people can make their own stories, many took to already existing storylines of books and movies and gave their own plot twist and spiced it up, this primarily made the fan fiction genre so popular. Many prefer the fan fiction theories than the original work.
Introduction and thesis statement This research will focus on the Fantasy and Fairy tale theory ( Nikolajeva, 2006 ) and Harry Potter and the half blooded prince book . The purpose of this paper is to analyse the book by using the Fantasy and fairy tale theory. Moreover, the analysis will also take a closer look at how Harry potter conforms to an actual fantasy protagonist. Method and material Fantasy and fairy tale are used in several ways to categorize a story in which the following terms are profitable, Ontological: The branch of metaphysics that learns about the nature of existence. For instance, topics such as space, time ,cause , effect, existence and possibility could include in a metaphysical research.