october sky paper

october sky paper - Justin Crowley Composition 2 October...

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Justin Crowley Composition 2 October Sky Paper Feb. 10, 2008 Symbolism for life Boom! The fence blows into a hundred pieces! October Sky was a great movie which I think most of us enjoyed; however, when people watch this great showing, how many really see all of the symbolism and conflicts of the story? How many really understand why his father acts the way he does or why his mother paints the mural on the wall? Well I want to talk about how the mine was a symbol of the past, how space and rocketry was a symbol of the future, and how Coalwood was a symbol of hardship. First, I would like to talk about how the mine was a symbol of the past. The mine was what the town of Coalwood lived off of, and to the protagonist, Homer, it was a destroyer of hopes and dreams. The mine showed men going into the earth, working for hours, and coming up dirty, covered in soot. It was a way of providing for your family, to give you a life like your parents had, and for passing on this life to your kids. In the movie, I recall, it was said that you were born here you will grow up here and you will die here. How appealing does this sound to kids who are being taught in school that they should have hopes and dreams and they need to get out there and be somebody? One issue I find is that there is no way of bettering your life by
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