Catskill Mountains Essays

  • National Mythology In Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle

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    people of a nation and allow them to see themselves as members of a district and unique. The story of the rip Van Winkle happened years ago before and after the American Revolutionary War. In a small village that is located in the foothill of the Catskill Mountain that is where Rip Van Winkle lived. He is a Dutch villager. Rip was described as a simple easy going man and the people that lived in the village adore him because of his Kindness, generosity, and willingness to help his neighbors, but his wife

  • Apathy In Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle

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    Washington Irving, is of a quite unconcerned man whom takes a lengthy nap. Rip lives an ordinary life and busies himself with mundane activities, such as fishing all day with no bites and doing odd jobs for his neighbors. One day, he wonders into the Catskill Mountains to go hunting, falls asleep on a knoll, and does not awake for twenty years. Rip’s epic nap is a metaphor for political apathy and passivity in public and personal life. He awakes to a completely new world, which has undergone tumultuous changes

  • Rip Van Winkle And The Emergence Of American Mythology

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    character to sleep for twenty years! These characteristics make for an enchanted story that has charmed readers for two hundred years. The story first takes place in near the Hudson river in the Kaatskille mountains. (What is now southeastern New York State) Irving described the mountains as they “magically” changed throughout each season, “When the weather is fair and settled, they are clothes in blue and purple”. The

  • Unadmirable Things In The Odyssey

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    There are 2 people embracing each other. You can tell that they love each other. There are tears of joy that are rolling down their cheeks as they hug. It is a reunion of sorts with onlookers crying as well. Odysseus is finally reunited with his loving Penelope. However, does he truly deserve such a happy ending after all that he has done. Throughout both part 1 and 2 of The Odyssey Odysseus has done a number of unadmirable things that show that he does not deserve such a happy ending. In part

  • El Camino Doloroso Analysis

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    Among other essays I have read in this book, the essay El Camino Doloroso written by David Searcy seems to have won my heart over the other ones. This story is short; in fact, it only has three pages, but the message Mr. Searcy conveys surpass these simple pages. To be honest, I have to read this essay three times to understand what is going on with the character and what is happening in this story. At last, I come up with this: In this essay, David Searcy wants those who believe dreams are flaws

  • How Does Rip Van Winkle Characterize The Great American Dream

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    The Great American Dream is an ideal that states through hard work and dedication, every American citizen has the opportunity to accomplish personal goals and achieve success. The amount of effort put forth to obtain these goals, and achieve individualized success is decided upon by that citizen. Some of the more common goals and successes are ownership of property, obtaining wealth, enjoying liberties, experiencing patriotism, and raising a family. In “Rip Van Winkle” by Washington Irving, the main

  • Personification In The Kite Runner

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    The focus of this essay is to analyse and critically discuss chapter six of The Kite Runner novel. The examples will be provided as well as the effectiveness of each stylistic feature. The author of the Kite Runner novel is Khaled Hosseini. He was born in 1965 in Afghanistan and then moved to America in 1976. Whilst living in America, he published three bestselling novels, one of which is The Kite Runner. The Kite Runner novel depicts the Afghanistan condition from the fall of the monarchy in Afghanistan

  • Film Analysis: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a Western film directed by John Ford in 1962(The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), starring James Stewart and John Wayne as the lead characters, and Vera Miles who stars as their love interest. The movie opens with Ransom Stoddard (James Stewart) and his wife, Hallie Stoddard (Vera) who returns to Shinbone. The citizens of Shinbone are very excited and surprised at this unexpected visit and the editor of the Shinbone Star wants an exclusive story on this unlikely

  • Personal Narrative Essay: Where Is The Mountain

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    It is a moody colorless day as i’m marching with my adjustable ski poles through the green steep Rila mountain on a desolate steep dirt trail, accompanied by my mother. Birds are flying, migrating to the southern hemisphere as it is turning chilly. Tree leaves are falling on the ground. I feel my legs were sore, my hands are dark red and my face is turning violet. I ask myself, “Where is the hill? I can’t see it, is it far away? “Mom, i’m very fatigued. Let’s turn back immediately!” I exclaim. “Son

  • Olympic Ski Jumping Essay

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    Olympic ski jumping is a very competitive sport that amazes its audience. It is important to know about the technique of the sport, its background, major jumpers, and the scoring process. Although the sport looks simple, ski jumping takes lots of skill and practice. It starts off with a large curved ramp with heights of 70 and 90 meters (Kolur). Skiers place their skis in the tracks formed on the ramp to begin the jump. They then stand at the top of the ramp and do an approach, which is where the

  • Mt. Everest Persuasive Essay

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    many nations are at Base Camp right now, and numerous are wanting to make an offer for the summit of the world's tallest crest in the following couple of weeks, however those offers might be confused by news that Sherpas have chosen to clear the mountain for the season. Why does Everest keep on being so appealing, in spite of the costs, the group and the dangers? The answer likely varies for every climber, and studies recommend that

  • The White Tiger Short Story

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    The White Tiger Soft, quiet footsteps is all that was to be heard at the heart of the jungle as a man quietly walked between rotten branches from the ancient trees. His bow was raised, ready to fire. He was somewhat of a wind, once there now gone, going its own direction. The wind was blowing his way which made this day perfect for hunting. The morning was cold but the sun was already shining. The birds sang their morning song. He was so camouflaged that all that can be seen is the gleaming, sharp

  • Descriptive Essay On Sangre De Cristo

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    Sangre de Cristo Far from and high above the raging Atlantic and expansive Pacific, surrounded by tall forests, large deserts, and cut off from nearly all hints of human presence lies a small paradise deep within the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Here, the cold mountain air has a cleansing quality; it calms the mind and washes away the dirt and grit of the city air. At night the skies are so clear that, even on a full moon, the stars come out to play. They illuminate the world beneath with their whimsical

  • Descriptive Essay: Sirmilik National Parks In Canada

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    Sirmilik National Park is located in northeastern Nunavut and is one of the most isolated, yet marvelous national parks in Canada. It was officially established in 1999 and holds on to 22,250km2 of land. To begin, the word “sirmilik” means “place of glaciers” in Inuktitut. One form of these glaciers are cirque glaciers (bowl-like carves). They have influenced the mountainous areas of this park. They have created sharp peaks, ridges (depicted at top of my poster), and valleys/cliffs (depicted on the

  • Creative Writing Forestland

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    I 'm buckled down to the seat in the back, total darkness around me with only a slot hole to communicate to the people in front. I can 't move my arms or legs at all, with only slight leverage to tilt my body forwards. This was enough though. I could see the horizon if I pushed my head up against the tiny gap, maybe the size of a cigarette. Outlined beside it was two big seats with, what could 've been males or bulky, short-haired women, sitting in them. Everything was silent aside from the muffled

  • Maranatha Mission Trip

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    Vivid colors envelop the massive airplane that encloses me as it flies leisurely to the awaiting ground. I gaze out of the hazy window at the end of my aisle and search for the airport where we will finally land. As we draw nearer to the expanding ground, I can spot the mesmerizing capital, Panama City, and eventually I can see clearly the individual trees and plants that make up Panama’s unique foliage. Bump! Our plane has now landed, and my Maranatha mission team begins a stunning exploration that

  • Descriptive Essay: The Beauty Of North Carolina

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    The beauty of North Carolina is divided into three diverse regions. The mountain region is to the west of North Carolina which tends to be a little cooler than the rest of the state. North Carolina also has the piedmont, it’s in the middle of North Carolina. It’s not just in the middle of the state it’s the middle of everything in North Carolina. You don’t have mountains, you have foot hills. You don’t have the ocean you have lakes, it’s not really cold and not really hot, it’s just right. After

  • Essay On Mount Everest

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    Many mountain climbers risk their own lives and rescuers ' when they try to climb Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. When something goes wrong during their climb, they demand rescue services to help them. Already, there are a large vast of people who have died in the process that perhaps 200 dead bodies still remain on the mountain. Although, 4,000 other people have successfully scaled the mountain which is a good amount. But, since helicopters are increasing because of the several

  • Switzerland Holiday Essay

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    ski resort and is also a haven for the skier. The well- known ski resort in Switzerland is St. Moritz located in the Engadine valley. Rhine Falls Switzerland has magnificent bodies of water like the Rhine Falls aside from having stunning magnific mountains.

  • Shackleton's Passage Analysis

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    In Chapter one of Part three Shackleton orders his men to leave three dead seals on the ice. The majority of the crew disagreed with Shackleton’s decision to ignore a potential source of food, but Shackleton had two good reasons for his complex decision. To understand Shackleton’s decision, one must first understand the gravity of the situation. Macklin wrote; “If we cannot get away very soon our position will become a very serious one, for if it comes to traveling in autumn to Paulet by sledge,