The Underland Chronicles Essays

  • Hunger Games Book Theme Essay

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    “You 've got to go through it to get to the end of it,” said Suzanne Collins about her famous novel The Hunger Games, in which Collins delineates very clear boundaries of right and wrong. For example, readers are aghast at the Capital killing children and growing rich off of the enslavement of people. The protagonist of The Hunger Games, Katniss, does whatever she must to survive. Suzanne Collins’ sense of right and wrong may very well be a product of her childhood in a military family. Collins’

  • City Of The Amazons Book Summary

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    This book is the third installment in The Underland Chronicles and is the most similar City of the Beasts out of the five. The series has the same audience of young adults and also has fantasy aspects, which even include a huge bat, too. The reason this particular installment is the most similar of the

  • Gregor The Overlander By Suzanne Collins: Character Analysis

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    fantasy story Gregor The Overlander, by Suzanne Collins, Gregor the main character’s courageous acts to save his father from the Underland will not only heavily inspire you, but also chill you to the bone. At first I thought Gregor was weak and depressed, not wanting to go on another day. It was a horrible judgement. When he learned his dad was still alive somewhere in the Underland he was filled with so much courage to go and save him, that he would lay his own life on the line. Along with courage this

  • Ambition In Macbeth Essay

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    Macbeth, a tragedy written by Shakespeare around 1606, dramatises the consequences that unchecked political ambition can yield. To truly understand Macbeth, however, it is important to know the time period and political context in which it was written. The main theme, excessive ambition leads to great consequences, is interestingly relevant considering how, why, and when Shakespeare wrote the play. Shakespeare drastically altered certain historical events in his writing. Shakespeare likely made these

  • Existentialism In The Yellow Pill

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    At some point in most people's lives, he/she will question reality. It might be as simple as déjà vu or as complex as doubting one’s own existence. This is a theme that is constantly explored by literature, and science fiction seems to particularly like the topic of existentialism. One such science fiction story is The Yellow Pill by Rog Phillips. In it, the two main characters, Jerry and Gar, are forced to challenge each individual perception of his world. Gar is convinced that his real name is

  • Pride And Ambition In Macbeth

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    A very explicit theme in the play Macbeth is: lust and ambition. This is can be probably seen in every character in the play: Macbeth, Young Siward, Malcolm, Lady Macbeth and many more. All of the characters are driven by a desire to do what they believe is best: it usually begins with ambition. Ambition tends to lead a person to lust whatever they desire and to try to achieve it. Lust is usually thought to be a bad emotion: in such a way that it tends to become evil, but in Macbeth it also shows

  • Donatello Vs Michelangelo Analysis

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    Dueling Visions of David: Donatello vs Michelangelo Name: Ayushi Gupta Id Number: 00067794 Page Break Dueling Vision of David: Donatello vs Michelangelo Two of Florence’s most celebrated sculptors Donatello and Michelangelo interpreted the same story of David in the two most novel and unusual way. Background Biblical story of David Political importance of David in Florence Donatello’s David Physical traits Height Material Process Visual description Interpretation and analysis What

  • The Fascination In Nature In Emily Dickinson's Poetry

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    Emily Dickinson was a poet who wrote over 1,800 poems mostly about death even though she was young. Emily Dickinson’s writing was different than many other poets in the 19th century. Dickinson’s writing incorporated her emotions, metaphors, broken rhyming meter, use of dashes, and intentional capitalization unnecessary words. Dickinson’s fascination in nature that is exposed through her continues theme of nature’s beauty and the gothic movement in 19th century England most heavily influenced Dickinson’s

  • Eyes On The Street Analysis

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    JANE JACOBS- “PAPER ON USES OF SIDEWALKS: SAFETY” Jane Jacobs , that “little old lady in tennis shoes”, who shook the white collar planners of the American cities, had written the book “life and Death of Great American cities”, which was published in 1960. I started reading this essay “Uses of sidewalks: Safety” from that book when I was in my first year and I was so moved and it was so amazing to read about planning which was completely different. This essay really looks at how the crowded neighborhoods

  • Self Determinism In Macbeth

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    Macbeth is the unquestionably the main character in the book Macbeth by William Shakespeare, however we can question whether or not Macbeth’s free will is legitimate, and I say he is tied by fate and/or chance throughout the play. This essay will expose how outside forces influence and destroy the nature of self-determinism in Macbeth by looking at how the words the witches say relate to the words Macbeth speaks verbally, the witches’ predictions and the fulfilling of the witches’ prophecies. Elements

  • Fiend Like Queen In Macbeth

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    This quote, as seen in Act 5, scene 9, spoken by Malcolm, is a point of reflection of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s journey throughout the play. In this essay, I will be exploring the personalities and actions of the persona in relation to this quote. A key theme studied in this paper is the development of the individuals, which plays an important role within the stages of the drama. In this case, “A dead-butcher” refers to someone who kills, implying no remorse for one’s actions due to the fact that

  • Edger Allan Poe's The Tale And Its Effect

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    In the late 18th century, writers and poets modified the individualism literary movement to direct their attention towards the gothic era. This theme is indeed a form of individualism, but it specifically inspired authors to bring awareness to the dark side of humanity. The authors in this time period believed that the only way individuals are able to express themselves and have a right to think their own thoughts or make their own decisions is to find their true self at their darkest moments. The

  • Elysium Movie Analysis

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    Elysium is a cautionary tale of a society divided by socio- economic discrimination which evolves into a plutocracy. This is a direct result of the wealthy members of society controlling all the resources of Earth (including human resources) , but is only brought to the current state of society depicted in the film by the silence of the empowered members of that society staying silent in the face of injustice. The establishing shot of the film is a bird’s eye view, which pans up to show the wasteland

  • The Cause Of Conflict In The Workplace

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    The Concept of Conflict: Conflict is defined as ‘an incompatibility of goals or values between two or more parties in a relationship combined with attempts to control each other and antagonistic feelings toward each other’ (Fisher, 1990) Conflict can be described as a contest or struggle between two or more people with different ideas, beliefs, values, needs or goals. Conflict can lead to non-productive results if it takes place in the work place and it can have effect on the staff as they may not

  • Symbolism In The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe

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    anahi In “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis, the lion represents a huge part of the text, it is even the book's cover. The lion is displayed as the trustworthy hero, he is expected to fix all mistakes and dilemmas. A lion is traditionally symbolized as the king of kings with the mightiest of courage, it is thought to be wise like an ancient sage, according to, www.universeofsymbolism.com . In Europe, Africa, and Asia lions are all considered an icon. Lions are important not only

  • Classic Books Should Be Banned Essay

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    Classic Books being banned in the U.S. Throughout history, several novels have been banned in the United States; they have been labeled as “Racially insensitive, oppressive, unacceptable, obscene, blasphemous, filthy, and pornographic. Some of which include: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Catcher in the Rye, Fahrenheit 451, Gone with the Wind, and To Kill a Mockingbird amongst several other well-known banned or formerly banned classics. Sir Winston Churchill once said: “Those who fail to

  • Voyage Of The Dawn Treader Analysis

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    The literary works that C. S. Lewis read seeped into his own fictional writings. In the novel Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Lewis draws from the literary tradition of Arthurian legend and Dante’s Purgatorio and Paradiso to shape his book’s story, style, and theme. These literary allusions and similarities contribute to Lewis’ rise to literary significance and the timelessness of his Narnia books. Arthurian legend “subtly but consistently” influenced Voyage of the Dawn Treader’s plot, theme, and characters

  • Woodchucks Poem Analysis

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    “Woodchucks” by Maxine Kumin, which narrates her experience with woodchucks and how she lost her humanity trying to protect her garden from the pesky creatures. She uses such a simple past experience to symbolize something more profound. Throughout the poem she is at war with the woodchucks and as the story progresses, her means of extermination do as well. In the end, she uses a rifle to kill them all she is left saddened as she watches the last woodchuck die. The simplicity of the title is perfect

  • Importance Of Control In Macbeth

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    Importance of control elsewhere in the play • How control is shown • Reasons for control within the play Control is a recurring theme in the play "Macbeth" as it warns the audience of the repercussions of trying to control your fate. The first key event where control features in a significant way is the witches' prophecies. They tell Macbeth that he will become Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland which establishes the importance of fate. Shakespeare conveys the witches as agents of evil that are

  • Persuasive Speech On Astrology

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    Believe it or not- We all need a little bit of astrology in our lives! Astrology is a peculiar yet intriguing science that has baffled many enthusiasts. Be it for a work related scenarios or everyday travel, it is not unlikely that a lot of us flip through channels or scour through newspapers just to find out how the day is supposed to pan out. A positive prediction and we are happy beyond limits. A negative one, probably exercising caution should work out! In any case astrology has become an integral