Essays Tagged: "Pinball"

The pinballs

"Harvey and me and Thomas J are just like pinballs. Somebody put in a dime and pushed a button and we came out." In the novel The Pinballs, by ... ts, Mr Collin Mason and Mrs Ramona Mason. Harvey, Thomas J and Carlie hated being moved around like pinballs. They didn't want to open up to each other at that stage it would be like opening up to a s ... I'm really going to try," which leads to the conclusion that, "as long as we are trying we are not pinballs". Throughout the final stage the foster children accept their past and that only something ...

(2 pages) 23 1 2.5 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Explication Paper on John Updike's "A & P"

being objects not people which comes up throughout the story.The narrator refers to the store as a "pinball machine" with many different "tunnels" (545). "Pinball machines" are fun to play, but there ... ey are played only for fun or to try to get the high score, but because so many people have played "pinball machines," it is nearly impossible to reach the highest score or, for that matter, to even g ...

(3 pages) 67 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Invisible Essay: An essay about character and self identity in the context of the "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison.

er I have the ability to define myself, or if my environment is the ultimate factor, as if I were a pinball bouncing through a machine. Further, if an individual is continually and repeatedly broken ...

(15 pages) 110 1 4.3 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Poetry Explication of "The Ex-Basketball Player" by John Updike

in his teenage years, but he ends up in the pathetic reality of helping out at a garage and playing pinball in a luncheonette. The poem begins with the description of "Pearl Avenue" which "bends with ...

(3 pages) 63 2 3.7 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Frank Gehry

hry was born at Toronto in 1929 and raised in the mining town of Timmins, Ontario. His father was a pinball and slot machine supplier and also an artist who won numerous awards for window displays. Al ...

(8 pages) 41 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Art Essays