Pan’s Labyrinth Essay #1 The film seen on Wednesday January 20th was Pan’s Labyrinth. This movie is about a young girl, Ofelia, who is in the setting of wartime in Spain. As her past time, she reads lots of fairy tale stories and soon enough due to her insecurities in this new environment with a new father and new stresses, she creates a fantasy world to feel better and survive the harsh reality. In this world, she meets a faun who gives her three tasks to complete in order to reach immortality and become a princess. Soon enough at the end of the story, the girl is killed by her new father, or the Captain of the army, for taking away his son.
Chapter 4: Grace thinks about home, how she was raised to be an Angel and how she never managed to accept her destiny like the other girls at the Angel House did. She also starts reflecting over how she was supposed to die pregnant. According to the People, that was how the best Angels died. Before she has had time to finish her thought, she is abruptly brought back to reality by some soldiers who want to see her and Kerr’s papers. Chapter 5: Grace is only 16 years old, a child, but yet she was sent to die.
His mother Hera did not like the way he looked and threw him off her castle which was on top of the clouds. Hephaestus fell for one day and one night before falling into the sea. The sea animals rescued him and took him to an island called Lemenos. There Hephaestus built his forge underneath a volcano. He collected precious metals, pearls and pieces of coral to make beautiful jewelry.
The historical background deals with the Spanish misery and misfortune after the Civil War and exposes the pitiful, decadent era Spain was going through. Ofelia a 13 year old girl, imaginative and fantasy literature lover, and her mother, Carmen who is in an advanced state of pregnancy, traveled to a little town where Captain Vidal (Carmen’s husband, recently remarried) is waiting for them. Soon, Ofelia is shocked by Captain Vidal who doesn’t seem to feel any regard to her. His cruel, grotesque and rude character shy Ofelia. As her mother is immobilized due to her pregnancy and her stepfather is lending a service to General Francisco Franco in order to annihilate a “guerrilla” upheaval, Ofelia is forced to start a new independent life, to mature in advance.
And throughout the land, everyone was happy... until the sun went down and they saw that their daughter was cursed with a frightful enchantment that took hold each and every night. Desperate, they sought the help of a fairy godmother who had them lock the young princess away in a tower, there to await the kiss... of the handsome Prince Charming. [horse whinnies] It was he who would chance the perilous journey through blistering cold and scorching desert traveling for many days and nights, risking life and limb to reach the Dragon's keep. [crows caw] For he was the bravest, and most handsome... in all the land. And it was destiny that his kiss would break the dreaded curse.
Chloe and Tori escape with help from liz after struggling with Tori's mother, Diane (also a witch), but not before Diane hits Chloe's aunt Lauren with a seemingly fatal spell. The two girls run from Diane while she was busy with Lauren. When safe, Chloe reads the letter her Aunt Lauren gave her which explains that she only ever wanted to help young supernaturals, and that it wasn't until her own niece was in danger that she realized how dangerous the Edison Group was. The next day, they meet up with Derek and Simon at the factory. The four of them decide to find Simon and Derek's father's friend Andrew Carson, who supposedly will be able to help them.
Geek love was a very interesting novel. The narrator of the story, Olympia, or Oly as they call her, tells the story of her life as an albino hunchback dwarf living with her family as they travel the world as their own circus. I wouldn’t have read it on my own accord but, that put aside it was a very unique, out of the ordinary, puzzling piece of literature. One thing that I would change about the story geek love would be the ending. At the end of the book Oly kills Ms. Lick and then turns around and kills herself because she couldn’t deal with life on life’s terms.
It is also said that Demeter, the Goddess of harvest and fertility, turned the Sirens into half-woman, half-bird creatures. This was done because the three sisters failed to save Demeter’s daughter, Persephone. Persephone was kidnapped by the God of the Underworld, Hades. The Sirens were fated to live only until the mortals who heard their songs were able to pass them without stopping. Sirens dwell on their rocky island in a flowery meadow.
reviewThe Secret Life Of Bees Drama South Carolina 1960s In South Carolina in 1964, this is the story of Lily Owens, a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her mother’s death. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily runs away with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by the loving and friendly Boatwright sisters, Lily finds comfort in their amazing world of beekeeping In the midst of the civil rights movement, Rosaleen finds herself in some trouble with the locals, inspiring Lily to flee with her to a South Carolina town that she believes holds the secret to her mother's past. In this town, they find refuge with the Boatwright sisters (Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys and Sophie Okonedo), who take them in on the strength of a story concocted by Lily. Through their cultured world, filled with beekeeping, a lucrative honey business, religious beliefs and love, Lily finds the security she has longed for and finds the answers to questions that haunted her for years.
THE BATTLE OF THE BLACK BULL BLOOD CASTLE Long, long ago there were two beautiful princesses and their mother living together in their castle. Many princes came from far and wide to take a princess’s hand in marriage. So far all of them had failed. Then a prince came from a far away land. They had never heard of him before.