Adventure Essays


Catcher in the Rye Essay (Updated for 2018)

Abstract Crafting a Catcher in the Rye essay on J.D. Salinger’s famed and beloved novel is an exercise both enjoyable and challenging. The book has done what so few pieces of literature have attempted to do and failed—it has remained relevant to youths everywhere, over half a century after its release. As a result of its celebrated quality, writing an essay on the novel can be daunting. This is because so many of themes and symbols have been picked apart and devoured repeatedly by scholars and critics. However, the better you understand the novel and the major concepts that shape Continue Reading...

Warriors into the Wild

is calling out to him to leave the safety and security of his domestic world and embark on the adventure that lies waiting outside the human's yard. In other words, he is going on a quest. The same thing happens in other works in the fantasy genre: Harry Potter leaves his ordinary home to join the wizards' academy. The hobbits leave the Shire to take part in the adventure of the ring in Lord of the Rings. Fantasy books are all about main characters leaving ordinary, everyday surroundings and taking part in an adventure that is larger than life.… Continue Reading...

Gopros Usage Of Social Media

able to capture. GoPro thus emphasizes "the feedback loop between adventure, social media, and the gadgets themselves" by showing that amazing pictures and video can be taken using Gopro cameras (Burney, 2015). Using Instagram, Gopro was able to draw massive attention to its brand. In 2014, for example, the company increased its Instagram content output by nearly 100%, posting more than 40 pictures and nearly 20 videos per month at the end of the year (Burney, 2015). Those posts translate into consumer engagement, as the consumer feels it is part of a special activity and that Gopro is more than… Continue Reading...

Living Abroad in the United Kingdom

....operative word of the study abroad experience at Anglia Ruskin University is versatility. The student life of this university is characterized by a wide range of settings and environments that is sure to suit the needs of any student -- whatsoever they may be. One of the most important facets of student life at this institution is that it is rooted in an urban experience indicative of the postmodern world of the 21st century. Students have four campuses from which to choose, all of which are in some of the most well-known cities in the England, if not the entire… Continue Reading...

Challenges Of Nigerian Writers in English

Series, which was on par with Western stories. These African novelists wrote tales of adventure, excitement, and intrigue that could definitely compete with their Western counterparts, including James Hardly Chase, Robin Cook and Nick Carter. I have personally read a few Nigerian manuscripts that broached more captivating subjects than Harry Potter, which was actually dismissed by the nation's publishers. However, in the absence of grants for self-publishing and promotion of their books, or of publishers not keen on fleecing them dry while essentially giving them nothing much in return, these talented African writers just faded into obscurity (Dennis Abrams,… Continue Reading...

Diversity and Cultural Assessment

for assessing groups from different cultural contexts, which can strengthen the practice of adventure programs to better meet the needs of participants" (Chang, Tucker, Norton, Gass, & Javorski, 2016, p. 1). There are 4 basic characteristics that would make up a global leadership model, to consider. These are uncertainty avoidance, individualism vs. collectivism, femininity vs. masculinity, and power distance developed by Prof. Geert Hofstede. This model allows the leader to compare and contrast various individuals and cultures even if there are some generalizations made to create such a model. This model helps provide an understanding over cultures and enables… Continue Reading...

English Protestant Clergy in Literature

text but also that which comes from human experience. Adams goes off with Joseph on a Quixotic-like adventure. He comes to know himself a little better, as does Quixote. Sterne's Yorick also comes to examine himself more fully through the course of his journey -- and Goldsmith's Primrose, if not awakened to his own foolishness, at least comes adopt a more humble tone through his misadventures and various experiences. Fielding also seems to suggest, along with Goldsmith and Sterne, that the Church of England clergy are too sequestered from the rest of society. In a sense they have been… Continue Reading...

Clara Reeve\'s the Old English Baron

In her late eighteenth century novel that was formative in creating the Gothic genre that remains highly popular. Although mild by 21st century standards, The Old English Baron did contain enough supernatural content concerning Sir Philip Harclay's adventures and struggles with the supernatural to attract a large readership when it was published, and these same attributes still attract readers today. This paper provides a personal reaction to this novel, on its own, followed by a discussion concerning what this author thought of Reeve's relatively low-intensity supernatural descriptions. Finally, an analysis concerning whether the plot resolution can be regarded as comedy… Continue Reading...

Sternes Yorick in a Sentimental Journey

Sentimental Journey Q1: How did you react to A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy, on its own, or in comparison to previous works on the course? (eg. I enjoyed reading...) I enjoyed reading Sterne's A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy and found it to be altogether very humorous. Yorick is the kind of person I sometimes imagine myself to be so I could very easily identify with him -- from his initial reaction to the monk begging for donations (Sterne 16) -- Yorick refuses and then instantly regrets being so discourteous to the monk -- to the way… Continue Reading...

Chinese Stories About Cultural Hybridity

action -- after all, the reader is the subject of the narrative and so it is almost like a choose-your-own- adventure narrative without the choice. This paper will show how "Wandering in the Garden" and "Soul Mountain" compare similarly in terms of omniscient narration and how they contrast in terms of style and perspective with regard to the theme of cultural transformation. The most immediate noticeable difference in literary technique between the two stories is the perspective of each. Pai Hsien-yung writes in the 3rd person perspective, describing the actions of Madame Ch'ien as she visits an old friend. While… Continue Reading...

Profane Language and Inappropriate Media Content in Shows for Children

up." The theme and plot were wound around two best friends in adventure. Rocky Blue and Cece Jones were the protagonists in the show. They are working hard to become great dancers. They come into contact with Ty who also has a friend named Deuce Martinez. The new friends lead Cece and Rocky to performances in a local show named Shake It Up, Chicago" Consequently, the best friends consequently begin to experience fame and celebrity status. They have never been celebrities, so they have to learn the ropes to live with attention. They pursue raping and dancing ventures. Although… Continue Reading...

Balfour Declaration

Political Science The political event in consideration is the Balfour Declaration. In the course of World War I, the Middle East was under British Imperialism. In 1915, the British government through Sir Henry McMahon, who was Egypt's British High Commissioner, assured Hussein, who was Sharif of Mecca at the time, that Britain would give backing to the independence of the Arab kingdom if they took part in an Arab revolt in opposition of the Ottoman Empire. However, two years later, Britain through Lord Arthur Balfour issued the Balfour Declaration with the proclamation of guaranteeing the establishment of a home for… Continue Reading...

National Security Impact Of Immigration Policy

outset to the current age. It has its roots in mankind’s adventure- seeking spirit and quest to follow one’s dreams. The growth in individuals undertaking perilous, cross- border journeys across the globe dates back to the world’s Stone Age. Statistical figures reveal several millions continually moving from their motherland in search of more superior living conditions and opportunities at performing services. Other reasons for migration include societal divide, fear of hunger, excess violence, war, joblessness, instability, or an attempt to avoid environmental, political, or economic crises.  According to researchers, immigration is a societal phenomenon on account of the associated… Continue Reading...

Death Anxiety and Fear

The definition of resistance is “he critical objections which the patient raised in order to avoid communicating the ideas which occurred to him, and against which the fundamental rule of psycho-analysis was directed, had themselves already been manifestations of this resistance” (Freud, 2017). Transference is when a patient during therapy feels emotions, expectations, and desires because of the journey through experiences and then redirects and applies it to another person. For example, a woman discussing having an affair with a man, could then want to have an affair with her therapist because of the feelings that arose discussing why she… Continue Reading...

Cast Away: a Film Of Great Humanity

Cast Away: A Portrait of the Human Condition under Extreme Stress Human beings under extreme amounts of stress will engage in some of the most fascinating behavior, though behavior that exudes a certain commonality emerging within the human condition. Scholars of human behavior manifesting within extreme circumstances have looked at survivors of the Holocaust, refugees, war prisoners and others in comparable situations and examined how common patterns of behavior will emerge when a human being is under extreme stress. This paper will discuss some of the major themes of the human experience as demonstrated in the film Cast Away by… Continue Reading...

Life Of Arthur Koestler

Perhaps the most apt descriptor of the life and times of Arthur Koestler is the term extraordinary. Koestler would author scores of works of literature, including one relatively early on in his career which enable him to remain financially secure for the rest of his life (Menand). He was also a Jewish person who lived through both World Wars and endured firsthand persecution during the Spanish Civil War--an event which helped presage the Second World War. A man of both political and religious conviction, Koestler remained active on both fronts for the duration of his life. Moreover, his early literary… Continue Reading...

Slavery the Genocide Of Native Americans and Crime

to reap the benefits of the Gold Rush and participate in the adventure of the pioneering spirit, white settlers could not conceive of a more collaborative or compassionate means of acquiring economic benefits without committing atrocities. Native Americans throughout the western part of the continent saw the writing on the wall and tried their best to mitigate the challenges posed by white settlers. Native American leader Crazy Horse led his people, the Lakota, to victory in the Battle of Little Big Horn (Slide 29). Yet the problem of westward expansion could not be resolved in one battle. Ignorant yahoos… Continue Reading...

Ee Cummings Modernist Poet

The reader feels as though he or she is being taken along for some grand adventure, or a cascade down a waterfall. The same effect of an exhilarating uncertainty occurs simply with the space between “balloonMan” and “whistles.” The reader doesn’t know immediately what is going to come next so as the eyes move from left to right and sees more white space than usual, creates an enjoyable anticipation. Another way in which Cummings is a strong representative of modernism is via the liberties he takes with word spacing, a tool that is similar to his liberties with structure.… Continue Reading...