Memory affects the way people think and what they do after an epidemic. In the novel Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel, memory plays an important role for Kirsten, Clark, and François. These three characters all create and collect to live in their memories; Kirsten gets tattoos and Clark makes a museum, while François creates a library and publishes newspapers. Kirsten Raymonde, an actress who has seen death right before her eyes multiple times, gets tattoos to remember what she did. The first death she saw in front of her was on stage before the collapse.
In Ricochet River by Robin Cody, Wade Curren is a seventeen year old, senior in highschool. Who lives in the small town of Calamus, Oregon. Wade is a very relaxed, laid back person, ace pitcher and shortstop for Calamus high school, all around good guy with a quirky, cute girlfriend and a supportive family. All american teenager. When it comes to his future, he thinks he knows what he wants, when it actually begins to unfold, he is so unsure.
Her Her (2013) is the American comedy-drama written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze, and it tells the story of Theodore, a soon-to-v-be divorced ghost letter writer who purchases, and consequently falls in love with an Artificial Intelligence Operating System, which names itself Samantha. Receiving five nominations at the 86th Academy Awards, Jonze’s film is a fable wrapped around desires, dreams and anxieties about the future. Nevertheless, HER can be seen as a story of the present – a visual interpretation of the concept of liquid modernity, characterized by fragility, temporariness, vulnerability and inclination to constant change, forever ’becoming’, avoiding completion, staying under-defined. Cinematography Taking place in post-modern
In the 1920s, organized crime peaked due to prohibition. The Mafia played a prominent role in the crimes of the era, partaking in drug trafficking and murder. Ernest Hemingway spent time as a young man in Chicago and the misconducts that occurred inclined him to write the short story, “The Killers.” Despite not adding direct background information concerning the city, Hemingway succeeded in creating suspense by utilizing dialogue, character, and setting.
Nature is a tempting escape from reality, but presents obstacles even for the best-equipped adventurers, like Robyn Davidson. It also challenges a pretentious individual, Chris McCandless (also known as Alexander Supertramp), who has a complete disregard for nature and its true power. The story Tracks tells the journey of Robyn Davidson, who partook in a nine-month journey across the deserts of Western Australia to the Indian Ocean. Unlike Chris McCandless who traveled solo, she was accompanied by her dog Diggity and four camels that she tamed herself to help carry the heavy supplies to aid her expedition. The vast isolation of the desert is exactly what attracted Davidson to it, just like the Alaskan Wilderness called to McCandless.
Monuments are designed to encapsulate and preserve history so that future generations have access to the lessons of the past. However, a memorial or a statue can only show so much about an event of history, and thus, the creators of these monuments attempt to symbolically connote meaning in their work. The statue of John C. Calhoun is no exception to this. The creators of the John C. Calhoun monument artfully created the statue in a way that preserves his significance to the history of South Carolina as a state for generations to come. Calhoun is portrayed as a powerful and notable figure through the messages and aesthetics of the statue itself, and the hidden meanings they carry.
Despite the innocence and ignorance children possess, they still hold the key to our future and based off of their influences, must change the world or keep it the same. This piece is related to the novel, Fahrenheit 451 and shows a young girl full of sadness facing the dystopian society of androids. First, you notice the gloomy, yet threatening mood with the setting having a chaotic look to it. The colors are dull besides the red in the robot's eyes and the blue on and surrounding the girl accompanied by the imagery of impending doom by a robot army. Although this piece seems as simplistic as a girl just staring at a robot head in fear, it actually has the a deeper theme of children in this dystopian society trying to sympathize and convince the authority figures to change for the better of mankind.
Carly Rae Jepsen starts out the song with “There’s a hole in your bucket,” which is an allusion for the children’s song “Dear Liza.” The allusion indicates right away that there’s a problem that someone needs help with that they can’t figure out, just as Henry could not figure out how to fix anything without Liza’s help. The little boy is a metaphor for people you may have pity for. The little boy “throws his shovel” when “nothing’s really [goes] as planned.”
The world is full of outstanding and magnificent things, but due to the effects of human nature and the constant change ones’ world goes through the once magnificent objects lay waste in forgotten fields and valleys. In “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley and “By the Water of Babylon” by Stephen Vincent Benet, the idea of our ever-changing world is presented to us in two different ways. Throughout each literary work the authors use connotation, symbols, and metaphors to present the readers with two themes that greatly coincide with one another. First and foremost, “The Waters of Babylon” by Stephen Vincent Benet is set in a futuristic time period. In the story we are presented with a young man, named John, who is initiated
To drink wine like an elite Greek, you would drink it at a symposium, which was a private drinking party. At these parties, you would make sure to mix your drink with water in some ratio, as to keep from being considered barbaric. The importance of these ancient parties comes from the topics that they discussed, such as wit, poetry, and rhetoric. These parties allowed the Greeks to feel superior towards their enemies, such as the Persians circa 400 BCE and allowed these people to answer their questions through discussion with the most advanced thinkers of the time. To Philosophers like Plato wine was seen as a drink to loosen someone's lips and get them to so you that their true personality, as shown in Homer’s epic