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Interpretation967 Words / ~ pages Sandsli videregående skole Analysis of the short story “Empty Seat” “Empty Seat” is written by the Taiwanese author Yuan Qiongquiong (1950 - ). Qiongquiong wrote the story in 1988, but it first appeared in her collection of short stories entitled “Tales of Taipei” in 1995. Her writing often focuses on the role of women in society, as well as individual and spiritual loneliness. “Empty Seat” tells the story of a normal man who’s taking the bus. As he’s boarding, he surprisingly spots an empty seat in the otherwise overfilled bus and sits down on it. After a while he hears the woman next to him sobbing. The man is quiet uncomfortable sitting next to her since he doesn’t want anybody to think that he’s responsible for her misery. As the crying gets louder people start looking at him, now he gets really embarrassed. At the end he figures out that the sobbing woman must…[show more]
Interpretation960 Words / ~ pages Friedrich-Gymnasium Wien ander Cry Freedom – John Briley Author: John Briley He was born on the 25th of June of 1925 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is an American journalist and writer. He worked in England for the U.S. Air Force in the 1950s. John is best known for writing the screenplay for Gandhi, the 1982 epic which earned him an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. In 1955 was sent to England for five years as director of orientation at a base there that he took up writing full-time. He wrote movies and two novels. The most important movie he made was Gandhi in 1982. At present he lives in Spain. Brileys 1972 script for Pope Joan had attracted the interest of Richard Attenborough, although Attenborough was ultimately not involved in that project,[6] and the film was critically panned.[7] Several scripts for Attenboroughs Gandhi project had been rejected, and…[show more]
Interpretation1.224 Words / ~8 pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU Sir Philip Sidney “My true love hath my heart, and I have his“ Einführung in die Literaturwiss­ensch­aft 1 Inhaltsverzei­chnis 1. Einleitung 2. Analyse a) Lyrische Sprechsituati­on b) Semantische Ebene c) Syntaktische und morphologisch­e Ebene 3. Originaltext 4. Deutsche Übersetzung 5. Zusammenfassu­ng Einleitung Das Sonett “My true love hath my heart, and I have his” wurde von dem englischen Staatsmann Sir Philip Sidney so um 1578 verfasst. Dieses Werk handelt von der Liebe zwischen einer Frau oder einem Mann und einem Mann und der starken Bindung und Beziehung, welche diese zwei Menschen teilen. Das Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es nun dieses Sonett in seine Einzelteile zu zerlegen. Im Verlauf dieser Arbeit werden die semantische Ebene, die lyrische Sprechsituati­on und auch die syntaktische und morphologisch­e Ebene geklärt.…[show more]
Interpretation1.972 Words / ~7 pages Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München - LMU Short Story Analysis of “Marriage a la Mode” by Katherine Mansfield 1. Analyze in detail how William, Isabel and Isabel´s friends (particularly Moira Morrison) are being characterized and what kind of characters they represent (according to E.M. Foster´s classificatio­ns). 2. Carefully analyze and discuss the semantic meaning of setting in the story. 3. What narrative situation can be identified according to Stanzel´s narratologica­l model? How would you describe the narrative situation using the categories and terminology of Genette (focalization & narration)? 4. What technique of representing consciousness is being employed? 1. Characterizat­ion and classificatio­n of the characters according to E.M.Foster The protagonist William first seems to be really ‘flat’ but then turns out to be a ‘round’ character. He…[show more]
Interpretation822 Words / ~2 pages Irena Sendler Schule Hamburg Please dont take my Air Jordans, Gedichtsanaly­se des englischen Gedichts Das Gedicht Please Don´t Take My Air Jordans wurde im Jahre 1994 von Reg E. Gaines geschrieben. Das Gedicht handelt von einem armen Jungen, welcher versucht immer im Style zu sein, damit er nicht von seiner Gang ausgelacht wird. Er trägt nur Markenklamott­en und geht eines Tages so weit, dass es einen anderen ärmeren Jungen erschießt um an seine Schuhe ( Nike Air Jordans) zu kommen. Das Gedicht besteht aus 14 Strophen mit jeweils 4 Versen. Das Reimschema ist aabb. Beim genaueren hingucken wird klar, dass das Gedicht sich anhört wie ein Rap. In der ersten Strophe erzählt das lyrische ich über seine Klamotten. Es zäht seien größten Schätze in Form von Klamotten auf. In V.3 erkennt man, dass das lyrische Ich stolz auf seine Klamotten ist, da er sagt, dass er stylisch…[show more]
Interpretation1.575 Words / ~4 pages Fanny-Leicht Gymnasium Stuttgart Solo presentation: “Gone with the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell “Gone with the Wind was by far my favorite book- after the bible.” (Half broke Horses, p.228, l.10) Not just Lily Casey glorifies the main character of GWTW Scarlett O’Hara as a “kind of gal” (l.12). The novel, published in 1936 was the “top American fiction bestseller” in 1936/37 and even in 2014 it was “second favorite book of American readers- after the bible”. (Harris, 2014) Although most readers focus on the love story and prize Scarlett as a heroine referring to her tough and sassy character traits, it’s worth to regard GWTW from another angle: The novel also deals with other important topics like the American Civil War, the Reconstructio­n Era, as well as Slavery holding. Before analyzing the topics it is appropriate to summarize the book roughly. The novel is split…[show more]
Interpretation1.350 Words / ~3 pages Gymnasium Köln Shawshank Redemption – the escape scene The scene I analysed was the escape scene of the film “Shawshank Redemption” (1994) directed by ( Darabont). This scene involves the main character Andy Dufraine, his cell neighbour and friend Red, the prison director Norton, the captain of the guards, Hadley, and his officer, Heywood. The beginning of the scene starts with the morning counting of all prisoners, where Andy Dufraine didn’t appear in front of his cell. I’ve chosen to analyse this scene because it involves several film techniques, which create together a new over al effect that helps to understand the acting of the characters. In this scene, I’ll analyse in detail the techniques of dialogue, mice on scene, diegetic sound, non-diegetic music, and the non-diegetic dialogue of Red during Andy’s preparations for his escape,…[show more]
Interpretation1.170 Words / ~ pages Gymnasium am Rittersberg, Kaiserslautern The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Eddie In the novel ‘’The Five People You Meet in Heaven’’, written by Mitch Albom in 2003, the character Eddie, which is short for Edward (p.89 , l.13) plays a very important role. He is the protagonist of this story and is introduced in the first chapter to the reader. The main character Eddie, a widower who thinks of his life as meaningless dies on his 83rd birthday while attempting to save the life of a young girl. After this incident he travels to heaven and meets five People who show him why his life isn’t as meaningless as he thought. Before Eddie dies he works as a maintenance man at Ruby Pier, an amusement park. He is ‘’the head of maintenance’’ (p.9, l.1) and is sometimes called ‘’the ride man’’ (p.9, l.3) by the kids. His job means ‘’maintaining the rides’’ (p.6, l.24) , which means ‘’keeping them safe’’…[show more]
Interpretation504 Words / ~ pages Helmholtz-Gymnasium Heidelberg Half Broke Horses (Jeannette Walls): Analysis of Lilys childhood and attitude. Childhood Experience Flash flood, has to save herself and her brother and sister from drowning, survive the night on top of tree Hard life on their homestead on Salt Draw, Her father’s main job is to breeding and training carriage horses, but her father is physically disabled Her first home collapses with another flood, but their neighbor abandons his wooden house, the remains of which Lily’s family takes and uses to build their own house of wood She is breaking the horses, often gets thrown and once breaking her arm very badly When she is seven, her home is struck by a tornado. A nearby windmill has fallen onto the roof and destroyed the house. They have to leave the land. Visits school at 13 in Santa Fe, meet Mother Albertine, who has a strong influence on…[show more]
Interpretation1.161 Words / ~ pages Ruhr-Universität Bochum - RUB Edgar Allan Poe The Tell-Tale Heart - 6 - 1. Introduction In his horrific short story The Tell-Tale Heart, Edgar Allan Poe illustrates the psychology of the protagonist ,who is a mad murderer, by giving him the function of the first-person narrator. Furthermore, he uses certain elements like style, structure and also imagery to open the reader the “world” of an insane man. This paper will analyze the function of the narrator and focuses on characterizat­ion according to the point of view, the narrators utterances referring to content, syntax and punctuation, his self-justific­ation and his motive for murder. It will be proofed that the topic of this tale is not the crime or who committed it. The main topic is the psychological state of the killer and how he tries to deny his insanity. 2.The narrator 2.1. Point of view and characterizat­ion…[show more]
Interpretation479 Words / ~ pages Lise-Meitner Schule, Stuhr Moordeich Why embark on a journey of self-discover­y as a youth? – Analysis The online article “Why embark on a journey of self-discover­y as a youth?” written by Kelly Weiss published on the 17th of May 2012 by “Sacred Earth Journeys”, a travel company which provides opportunities for self-discover­y by visiting different unique and sacred places, is about the importance of discovering who you truly are as a teenager. The author especially wants to convince the teenagers´ parents of how important it is for their children to find themselves. Moreover, it is her intention to promote the “Sacred Earth Journeys” company by supporting their personal growth and transformatio­nal programs. In the first paragraph, the author points out that she believes that “our 20s and 30s” (l.4) would be “very different” (l.5) if everyone had the “opportunity…[show more]
Interpretation688 Words / ~2 pages Herder Berlin Coketown In the novel „hard times“ published in 1854 Charles Dickens describes his experiences of the inhuman working conditions Industrialism had created and the detrimental effects it was having on the environment in the English industrial revolution, by taking the example of Coketown a fictitious industrial city in the North of 19th century England. The given extract contains a detailed description of Coketowns urban image, living conditions and the mind-set of its inhabitants. Shaped by the industrial revolution and its side effects like urbanization and the development of factories and mines, Coketowns cityscape is dominated by chimneys, conceived streets and endless lines of houses. Due to a high population density and production rate combined with a barely developed filtering system the city has to cope with…[show more]
Interpretation880 Words / ~ pages Carl-Schurz-Schule Frankfurt CHARAKTERISAT­ION OF AUNT ALEXANDRA Alexandra Finch Hancock plays one of the many underparts of the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. She is the older sister of Atticus and the Aunt of his two children Jem and Scout. Aunt Alexandra is around the same age as Miss Maudie ( another underpart) and has the physique of a typical so-called Southern Belle. Scout describes her as an hour-glass ( p.141, l.24) meaning that she has a small waist and a comparatively big bottom. Usually, Aunt Alexandra lives with her husband Jimmy at the Finchs Landing, the family homestead and gets visited sometimes by her grandson Francis, the son of Alexandras son Henry. In the beginning, Scout describes her as the Mount Everest she was cold and there (p.86, l.10), implying that she is indeed her Aunt but she doesnt act like it, Scout barely even knows her…[show more]
Interpretation487 Words / ~1 page Technische Universität Darmstadt - TU Characterizat­ion about „Scout“In the movie „To kill a mockingbird“, which is based on the book from Harper Lee with the same title, Scout Finch is the narrator and one of the main characters. So that means, that the author presents his characters through the eyes of Scout. Scout´s full name is Jean Louise Scout Finch, but everyone calls her Scout.She has short brown hair and always wears overalls. Because Scout hates dresses. She is more like a “Tomboy” and not a typical girl. Scout is the six year old daughter from Atticus Finch, who is a Lawyer. Her father is a single dad, because her mother died when she was two years old. Because she was so young when her mother passed away, Scout can´t remember anything about her. Scout also lives with her ten year old brother and a black woman who is their housekeeper.T­he housekeeper doesn´t actually…[show more]

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