As the Boov say, “many fingers make up a hand.” Just like this expression, Many components make up effective humor. Adam Rex, the author of the book Smek for President, shows us a perfect example of how not to use them. The tools of humor, such as tone, diction, imagery and more are present, but they don’t make you laugh. Adam Rex, as a “funny author,” leaves much to be desired in his writing. Throughout the book, a certain alien tone is set.
While one may believe initially that Arnold represents a supernatural or demonic entity, everything within the short story can be rationally explained in the human realm. Honestly, I wish that I could have agreed with you that Arnold is supernatural; unfortunately, Arnold presents very human-like qualities. The idea that a human being can be as disturbing as Arnold is unbearable, but unfortunately there are human beings out in the world that possess the same traits as Arnold Friend. Hopefully, unlike Connie, we will avoid people like Arnold Friend and not give in to them, and not fall for the “vast sunlit reaches” (Oates 637). I would like to think that neither you nor I would give up our bodies or hearts to a drunk, vulgar, and threatening human being that we do not know.
When Harrison removes his rubber-ball nose, that is used to prevent his “good looks”, Vonnegut writes that it “revealed a man that would have awed Thor, the god of thunder.” The allusion of Thor, who is usually portrayed as very handsome, helps the reader visualize how Harrison looks by evoking a mental image. The audience may also feel a deeper connection through the text by seeing a familiar name. The use of figurative language in this story brings life, emotion, and detail to an entirely different
My Element villain's name is plutonumous and his main element is plutonium. I decided to pick plutonium out of all the elements of the periodic table because it is known to be the most dangerous element and that's what villains are “dangerous”. My villain looks really generous, brilliant and strong since he is covered with layers of plutonium as well as plutonium in his veins this is done to his advantage because plutonium has a very high melting point so he could go through fire without being hurt, he also has really big eyes that glow green to make him look scary they become red depending on his mood, he has normal mouth since that doesn't really grant him any advantages however he's got really big ears so his hearing could be very precise
Dr. Powell prescribes Prot psychotic drugs, but they seem to have no effect on him. Prot believes he is from another planet and goes into great detail about K-Pax, providing relevant information in which astrologers and scientists are even astounded by, including Dr.
Conflicts build many different parts of stories, and the external conflict between man and nature is one specifically that highlights the epic hero of stories. From Beowulf, “Then he stepped to another Still body, clutched at Beowulf with his claws, Grasped at a strong-hearted wakeful sleeper —And was instantly seized himself, claws Bent back as Beowulf leaned up on one arm.” (Beers, lines 36-40). This is the introduction to Beowulf’s fight against nature as he and Grendel clash for the first time. This is the fight Beowulf came for. Because dragons are fantasy creatures, we view Grendel as a force of nature, even though he is the antagonist.
He introduces that by arguing against supernatural magic as a cause of existence of complex objects –symbolized as why a prince cannot turn to a frog- because they are too complex to be there simultaneously. Again red herring fallacy as he introduces an argument against complex useful objects coming by chance which is irrelevant to the issue of supernatural as a cause. He uses the fairy godmother as the hero of his example –meant to clarify and convey the concept- to show his statistical useless (we mentioned why) argument. To further support his statement of weakness of probability of getting something complex and useful by chance, he gives the example of probability of a useful arrangement of play cards (logical and pathetical
They are invisible to the human eye but easily absorbed, however an X-ray telescope does not allow the X-rays to be absorbed. For this the lens is made from either nickel or gold, with a curved surface. Due to the abbe sine condition, for X-rays to be properly refracted they must pass over an even number of curved mirrors, that are parallel to each other. When the waves hit the lens, they get bent or are refracted. There are objects built into the telescope so that data can be recorded.
We will never understand the mystery, even though how well-developed the science can be. Moore aroused two different schools of thought about humans and mystery in the essay “The Time for the Singing of Birds.” One side argues that “science is the enemy of the sacred”, which means the ability to understand thoroughly the world around us results in the decrease of our reverence and
The disdain the major is showed the speedster ends when he skeptically opens his mouth to announce the transferring of the symbolic key. Before the politician could allow words to form, a anguishful cry erupts from the mass amount of people, causing them to splinter apart as they headlessly run amok. "Fantastic." he sarcastically rolls his eyes at the