CHARACTERISTICS OF FANTASY FICTIONThe key element of the fantasy fiction genre is magic. Fantasy novels may be romantic, historical, action-packed or all three, but the element of magic is what sets this genre apart from all the others. Fairy tales, myths, and legends are part of the fantasy genre. Stories featuring wizards and sorcery, unicorns and dragons, are fantasy. Through fantasy fiction, readers are allowed to visit a world they never would have been able to otherwise.Although all fantasy stories are unique, there are some characteristics that are common of the genre. In general, the conflict in fantasy novels is of good versus evil. Usually, the protagonist and supporting characters set out to conquer this evil, although this is often played out through a series of books, rather than just one. Most fantasy fiction also features great details, with settings, creatures, words and names that are often created by the author. Fantasy novels must be read carefully, for their settings and characters are not familiar in everyday life.Supernatural Creatures: Elves, dragons, dwarves, enchanted plants, vampires, werewolves and talking animals. The right combination of these, alongside a few lowly humans, creates an essential dynamic between the real and the surreal.Magic, or a lack thereof. Characters have to be able to perform some form of magic. Most often the hero or heroine possesses a very strong magical ability that they dont initially have, or dont know they have, and learn to develop.Love: Although the love factor must remain on the PG-rated side, a love interest exists in order to pull at the heart strings of readers. Usually the love interest of the main character is unattainable.The Villain: The Villain must be extraordinary and not easily defeated. The villain is often not revealed in person until the end of the story, in order to create the most impact.A Great Battle: Without an epic battle in which the hero is nearly defeated, ultimate victory would not be so sweet.The Weapon: Harry Potter has his wand, Eragon has his sword and Bella has her ability to hide her mind from others. Whatever the weapon, it has to be special in not only its capabilities, but also in the reason behind its existence.The Setting: From Middle-earth, to Narnia, Alagaesia, Hogwarts, and even Forks, the setting is another character in the story. It is the unique quality of the landscape that allows for most of the events in the story to take place.Language: Whether its a fabricated language, such as the Elvish speak in Tolkiens works, or its the manipulation of how an existing language is spoken, common vernacular wont do. The inclusion of a fantasy language heightens the readers ability to transport themselves into a different world._______________________________________________________________Assignment:You are going to pretend that you are outlining a new fantasy novel that you are writing. Let’s take a look at what is listed above as required elements of a fantasy work. Create elements that are strictly of your own imagination and not something that has already been created.Please list each each element, and at least two to three sentences describing this particular element. Fantasy Elements:1. Supernatural creatures:2. Magic (or lack thereof):3. Love:4. The Villain: 5. The Weapon:6. The Setting:7. Language:
Investigation of a Citizen Above SuspicionElio Petri sees the world full of irresolvable contradictions. Discuss how this vision of his comes across in his film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OyP2fQRSzI&list=PLxmiX9TrzRha-YRwjvYyPflt1yXgPP2aq
Answer the following question in essay format with a thesis statement, examples to illustrate your observations and proper sentences. Discuss the life of women in the New World as illustrated by the lives and works of Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, and the life of any other female character as portrayed in the work of Frederick Douglass and /or Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Comparing and contrasting builds on your critical thinking skills because it forces you to consider the similarities and differences between ideas as well as necessitates the articulation of those contrasts.To strengthen your skills at understanding the notion of the American Dream, you will compare and contrast two different texts in an effort to understand what constitutes the specific elements of the American Dream. So, think about key concepts and ideals (freedom, opportunity, the self- made man, pursuit of happiness, self-determination for ones future, civil rights, civic- mindedness, etc) and compare how your two authors address the same issues. For example, you might contrast Douglass to King and through through how both discuss the prospect of opportunities for Blacks in America.It would be helpful to quote from Henrys Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death speech or Jeffersons Declaration of Independence or Thomas Paines Common Sense, as you compare and contrast the arguments made regarding the rights of women, the indigenous, or Blacks. You need to compare and contrast the complaints, violations, and remedies articulated between the complaint texts to note their similarities and differences. In other words, where do women and blacks share in the same complaints? Or how do the struggles of Blacks and the indigenous differ? Or what has changed for Blacks, when contrasting two authors from the same demographic, but measuring progress across time (example: DuBois, King)?
WEEK 2 ASSIGNMENT – FUNCTION OF ARTInstructions:This week, you may choose between two writing assignments explained below.Based on the documentary film about Andy Goldsworthy Rivers and Tides directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer, write a minimum 750 word paper explaining how art and the use of his imagination seem to function in Andy Goldsworthys life. Several of your readings for this week also discuss the creative process. Use those readings to help you formulate ideas for this paper. Discuss specifically how art has functioned or might function in your own life.ORThink about your readings for this week and construct an argument that you could present to a school board or college that explains why the creation of art, music, dance, sporting activity and literature should or should not be made a fundamental part of every school’s pre-K to 12th grade curriculum. Feel free to search the Internet for additional sources (statistics, academic articles, news articles) that might help you support your views. Your paper should be a minimum of 750 words.IMPORTANT NOTE: For this week, you are required to run your paper through Correct English. In order to receive full points for this assignment, you must take a screen shot of the final results provided in Correct English. You will be marked down if you do not submit the screen shot showing you used Correct English.APA formatting is required (see template in Course Information). In addition, see the rubric in Course Information for scoring. Save your paper as a doc with your name and the assignment name in the file, using Last Name_Assignment. So, if your name were Alicia Jackson, and this is Function of Art, you would title it Jackson_Function of Art. Upload your paper by clicking the “WEEK 2 ASSIGNMENT – FUNCTION OF ART” link above.
THE ASSIGNMENT:Find a modern film (anything from 2000 to present) that mimics the hallmarks of those made from roughly 1967 – 1975, during what is known as the New Hollywood Era.Demonstrate your knowledge of the influence of the quintessential New Hollywood filmmakers (approximately 1967 1975) by comparing the hallmark styles and techniques of those pictures (use “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” or “The Graduate”) with a relatively modern (anything from 2000 to present) film.Some of the things to look for would be:Theme of rebellion A hero fighting the system and losingStory lines emphasizing the loss of innocenceAnti-Heroes that the audience is rooting forThe Establishment as the enemyDowner endingsPopular music soundtracksOften stylish, fast-cutting, consciously showy filmmakingREMEMBER, you must compare your modern film of choice with EITHER “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” or “The Graduate.”Your analysis should be at least 2 pages, double-spaced.
Please write a 4-5 paragraph essay response that answers the following question about Ernest Hemingways The Sun Also Rises. What is the role (or function) of both money and alcohol in Hemingways The Sun Also Rises. Type your work on a Word document and include a Works Cited page. Make sure to correctly format your essay in MLA style. In addition to this, your essay must include the following: Remember, novel titles get italicised: The Sun Also Rises. As well, Hemingway has only one m. MLA format Introduction, 2-3 body paragraphs, 1 conclusion (that sums up what you wrote and addresses the so what, i.e. why the reader would care about this topic and this approach. For more argumentative essays, I call these the sum up and so what components.) Each paragraph requires at least 3 quotes (body paragraphs only) Introduce and integrate all quotes Edit your paper for clarity, punctuation, organisation, clear claims and topic sentences (reasons), appropriate explanations and evidence A Works Cited page that is organised correctly
Post one discussion on the first half of Baking Cakes in Kigali (350 word minimum). Your discussion post must include three things:–one quote from the text, with the page number (or chapter if you are using an ebook without page numbers);–your analysis and interpretation of the quote you choose;–one question you have about the text and your thoughts on what you think the answer to the question might be.
Adolescent Memoir Posters1. Explain how your book answers Nold’s (Links to an external site.) call to “deepen our understanding of the cultural beauty and complexity of the world as well as our understanding of the work that needs to be done in the name of equity and justice” (Nold, The goal is fluency (Links to an external site.)).2. Include how your book adds to our collective understanding of the adolescent experience. What can we learn about adolescence or adolescents from your book?You can use any platform you like to create your digital poster. Students in previous classes have used https://www.canva.com/ (Links to an external site.), PowerPoint, google docs, Prezi, https://spark.adobe.com/
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