Selflessness

  1. The Wolf- Eddie Vedder (Into the Wild Soundtrack)
  2. Hard Road- Sam Roberts Band (We Were Born in a Flame)
  3.  Society Eddie Vedder (Into the Wild Soundtrack)

 

 

Eddie Vedder’s, “Society” talks about leaving society and wanting nothing more than to break free from its restraints to once again be free. Relating to the captives in Deadman’s Island being released from captivity and the heroic young men breaking through the, “fortifying circle of canoes, and step[ping] ashore (Johnson 122).” The purpose of Eddie Vedders, “The Wolf” in the playlist is to show the strength of a wolf’s howl portrayed by a human. Thus passing along the spiritual powers given to the animal to a human in order to conquer other tribes. Having a wolf as a figure of power allows the young men to find inner strenght and courage in order to preform selfless acts for others.

“And there’s no desert sun that is hot enough to feed your fire
We shipwreck like fools only to become the ocean’s choir
And the sun dies until it’s reborn
But there’s no road that ain’t a hard road to travel on”

Sam Roberts Band song above describes the hardship that the young men in Deadman’s Island went through putting others in front of themselves as they knew as long as they persevered their battle was worth fighting for. Finding strength and courage through their losses and selflessness, coming back stronger and fueling their determination they could conquer.

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3 Lines: Hundreds of Lives

Transforming Felix Feneon’s, “Three-lined Novels” artist Joanna Neborosky captures the best of these enticing short stories in stunning illustrations and collages. Sometimes profound, and often perplexing, these visual snapshots of historical micro-narratives offer a bizarre and inside perspective into the mind of Feneon and the world around him. Alike the micro-narratives Neborosky’s images are up for interpretation, transforming Feneon’s stories even further. Thus allowing for the viewer to project their inner thoughts onto the pieces of artwork. Relating the artwork to ones self allows for a deeper understanding of the pieces, pulling out meanings the author could have never imagined. Neborosky’s and FenEon’s work flows together seamlessly, creating new ways of representing the world and experimental writing through absurd comic tragedies.

The Witch Woman

Ancient legend tells of an evil witch woman that spread misery across the lower mainland. “This condemned soul once animated the body of a witch-woman, who went up and down the coast, over seas and far inland, casting her evil eye on innocent people, and bringing them untold evils and diseases (Johnson 141).” Bringing death to her would not halt her evil ways, for death would release her spirit to wander the land. The only alternative was to trap her spirit within stone in the middle of the forest.  Doing so would limit the range of her evil deeds.  The stone is said to exist today and can be identified by ugly pock marks etched into the rock like acid stains. As the legend goes, those who wander to close to the stone become lured in losing their way in the forest. Each mark is representative of an act of black magic performed by the evil witch woman. “Nothing in this, nor yet the next world, would tempt a Coast Indian into the compact centres of the wild portions of the park (Johnson 140).” To keep the tourists and those unaware of the legend away from the evil spirit, the Gods brought together the kindest entities in the land. Transforming them into trees.  Much like evil is transformed into ugliness, the good spirits were transformed into giants of beauty.  As humans are innately lured to beauty, the trees were considered protectors.

Johnson, Pauline. “The lure in Stanley Park.” Legends of Vancouver. England: Hazel, Wtson and Viney, LD.

Lust

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Through using a secondary medium such as a mood board you are able to portray emotions and meanings hidden between the lines of the story that otherwise would not be highlighted. The desired overall feel of the mood board is one of uncertainty and unease with the collective images grouped together to form a dark eerie theme. While alone the images may seem meaningless, together they connect the dots to the horrid ending in the twisted love story. By looking at the mood board my intent is for the reader to be able to piece together what takes place in the story without having to read it. This allows the reader to use the board as a visual representation, also containing the implied ending that they may build upon. The images of a stalker, alcohol and gravestones add together to tell the story of a toxic one-sided relationship that turns into one of lust and an unhealthy obsession. Although only implied in the story, by looking at the mood board the reader is able to decipher the murder that happened at the canal. By leaving the ending ominous it allows the reader to build upon the ending and be creative with the details of the murder that took place.