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Aeolia Odysseus stopped at Aiolia, home of Aeolus, the god of the winds. Aeolus gave them hospitality for a month and provided for a west wind to carry them home. Aeolus gave Odysseus a leather bag containing all the winds, except the west wind, a gift that should have ensured a safe return home. However, the sailors foolishly opened the bag while Odysseus slept, thinking that it contained gold. All of the winds flew out and the resulting storm drove the ships back the way they had come, just as Ithaca came into sight.
Halloween Classics Illustration by Harry Clarke Halloween gives us the opportunity to go beyond arts and crafts and use the holiday as an excuse to dive into some classic suspenseful stories. Luckily, many of these stories are in the public domain. Most of these are probably most suitable for middle and high school.
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Our Summary of Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" is a story about the mask of happiness. Characters within the story structure their lives around their need for comfort and safety. Guy Montag, the main character of the story, is thirty years old; to maintain the integrity of the town, he burns books that he believes are dangerous to the minds of the citizens. He is married to Mildred, who lives in the television set; to ensure that she doesn't miss any of her shows, she makes certain that each wall has a television set attached to it. Fahrenheit 451 Summary and Cliff Notes | Free Book Notes
The Kite Runner Summary and Cliff Notes | Free Book Notes Full Book Notes and Study Guides Comprehensive The Kite Runner study guides, summaries, cliff notes, and book notes Short Book Summaries Sites with a short overview, synoposis, book report, or summary of The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Book Reviews
William Shakespeare bases the title character of his famous play, Macbeth, off of an actual Scottish king. However, the similarities are few. While the historical King Macbeth was thought to be an honest and good king, the Shakespearean version is noticeably less so. Macbeth Summary and Cliff Notes | Free Book Notes
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Call of the Wild Original Artwork by ThinkQuest Team Written by Jack London The Call of the Wild tells the story of a dog named Buck. He is stolen from his home in the Santa Clara Valley of California, and taken to the Alaskan gold fields to be a sled dog. This story tells the life of Buck as he is passed from owner to owner. He eventually finds a kind master, John Thornton. Call of the Wild
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To the victims of it’s tyranny, there was the choice of death with its direst physical agonies, or death with its most hideous moral horrors. I had been reserved for the latter. -Edgar Allan Poe, The Pit and the Pendulum Get the Comic:—- The idea behind the interactive comic is to make learning about Poe and his literature fun, intriguing and experiential. Taking advantage of modern social media and mobile phone technology to extend the ‘universe’ of the story. The film, comic and websites provide deeper interactivity with which to plumb the historical backdrop of E.A.Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum, highlighting the characters and political & religious conditions which set the Spanish Inquisition into motion. unnamed pearl
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Archetypes in Movies Through Joseph Campbell In Star Wars IV: A New Hope, Campbell’s archetypes fit nearly perfectly. The following is a list of archetypes with definitions and examples for each from the movies that teachers can use in their classrooms. Complete the assignment at the end of the article.
Free Resources - Glossary - Home Abstract: Used as a noun, the term refers to a short summary or outline of a longer work. As an adjective applied to writing or literary works, abstract refers to words or phrases that name things not knowable through the five senses. Examples of abstracts include the Cliffs Notes summaries of major literary works. Examples of abstract terms or concepts include "idea," "guilt" "honesty," and "loyalty." (Compare with Concrete.) Absurd, Theater of the: See Theater of the Absurd
Our online collection of Aesop's Fables includes a total of 655+ Fables, indexed in table format, with morals listed. There are many more on the way. Most were translated into English by Rev.
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Famous Authors | List, Books and Biographies of Famous Authors The Ability to Write Not everyone has the skill or talent to write well. It’s an art through which one can express his or her most inner thoughts and thought process in words. Furthermore one needs a vocabulary through which he or she can explain exactly what they mean in a clear and coherent manner. Most writers are keen observers and thinkers; soaking up their surroundings and formulating opinions. What Famous Authors have in Common