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UFO Apocalypse Response - UFO Apocalypse Response The first recurring theme I found throughout the article was the reason for UFO beliefs. In the middle of this century, we had extreme fear of world destruction due to the Cold War and nuclear threat. Coincidentally, this is about the same time "contactees" started reporting encounters with extraterrestrial beings who brought with them a warming for humanity of eminent worldly destruction due to their weapons of mass catastrophe. To them here is man creates these beliefs in order to respond to the dominating concerns of the times, which in our modern times, is the threat of humanity self-inflicting extermination, by means of catastrophic war time weapons, along wi...   [tags: Papers] 359 words
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Environmental Apocalypse - Environmental Apocalypse The environment is in a terrible condition and although an environmental apocalypse is not imminent we are definitely headed down that road. Some of the reasons for our Earth’s trouble are overpopulation, consumerism, and overconsumption. The earth’s population is ever increasing; it is only a matter of time before there are not enough resources to support life on the planet and the population begins to die off due to lack of food, water, and other resources. With our current population increase rates the population will double within the next century....   [tags: Environment Consumerism Population Essays]
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Good and Evil in The Horses - Good and Evil in The Horses The concepts of good and evil resonate throughout the work of the Scottish poet Edwin Muir. In Muir’s important poem “The Horses,” guilt and innocence, good and evil, are also in the plainest view. But the poem is not sabotaged artistically because of it, as so many such poems are. “The Horses” is about the unexpected return, after an apocalypse, of new horses that restore the “long lost archaic companionship” with the surviving humans. The narrator condemns the “old bad world” that wreaked the damage: Barely a twelvemonth after The seven days war that put the world to sleep, Late in the evening the strange horses came....   [tags: Horses] 414 words
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Satire and Surrealism in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle - Satire and Surrealism in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle In 1963, Kurt Vonnegut published his second novel Cat's Cradle. It is a distressing yet satirical critique of our society and the surrealistic end that is its destiny. Through his use of irony and sarcasm he attacks and exposes society's flaws while questioning its intelligence. Nothing is safe from his satiric pen. He attacks science and religion with equal intensity. He creates a novel that has left, "an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers" (back cover)....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut Cat's Cradle Essays] 468 words
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This is Not the Perfect College Admissions Essay - This is Not the Perfect College Admissions Essay Choose the day, Choose the sign of the day. The day’s divinity, the first thing I see, a crazy world that beckons me. As I stand forth today in my infancy, I wish to seek— seek the knowledge which I must find for I must be in control of thee. The power to control oneself and the ones beside me, For if I not have the ultimate control rival that of Satan. This is the apocalypse. Apocalypse not of the world but that of my world, my inner feelings my dreams, my ambitions....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 474 words
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The World Will End in 2010 According to the Mayan Calendar - There has been many predictions about when the world will end or how it would end but no one believes it and no one knew whether they true or not. This time is true and you have to believe it. Now there are more and more information to support Mayans' prediction. According to the Mayan's calculation the longest calender only goes up to December 21,2009. It takes a long time in order for a calendar to go through one cycle. The longest cycle takes 26,000 years and the shortest cycle takes 5,000 years....   [tags: 2010, apocalypse, Mayan calendar, ] 482 words
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Wyrd - Wyrd “Fate often saves an undoomed man when his courage is good.”-- Beowulf According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the Anglo-Saxon word “wyrd” means “the principal, power, or agency by which events are predetermined; fate, destiny.” The Anglo-Saxon understanding of fate is not all too different from our modern understanding and applies to both Christian and pagan beliefs. Fate is a force that controls a man’s life regardless of his actions. Fate is usually seen as three women, sometimes blind, who weave the thread of a man’s life and cut it when it is his time to die....   [tags: Anglo Saxon Dictionary Power Essays]
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An Analysis of Geoffrey Hill’s Little Apocalypse - An Analysis of Geoffrey Hill’s Little Apocalypse      Seamus Heaney’s “The Redress of Poetry” reveals the idea that “it is the imagination [of poetry] pressing back  against the pressure of reality (1).”  The two opposing forces of imagination and reality are active in Geoffrey Hill’s  “Little Apocalypse.”  The poem deals with the personal religious conflict of Friedrich Hoderlin (1770-1843), a German lyric poet.  Hill focuses on Hoderlin’s struggle with his strong belief in Greek mythology and then Contemporary Protestant theology....   [tags: Little Apocalypse]
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Theme of Hypocrisy in Conrad’s, Heart of Darkness, and Coppola’s, Apocalypse Now - Both Conrad’s, “Heart of Darkness”, and Coppola’s, “Apocalypse Now”, profoundly illustrate the journey of man into their inner self and man’s encounters with their insanity, fears and demise. The novella and film are comprised of numerous pivotal themes that facilitate the understanding of the deeper meaning of both works. Fundamentally, theme is an extensive message or idea expressed by an author and is a crucial element of literature since it sheds light on universal concepts. The most striking parallels that can be formulated when comparing themes in both the novella and the film are associated with human nature....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essays] 496 words
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The Hero’s Journey in Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now - The Hero’s Journey in Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now The hero’s journey in Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now” begins in the known natural world. The hero in Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece is Captain Willard. A call to adventure arouses when Willard is sent for to report to the general in command to receive his mission. Willard is informed of a renegade Colonel by the name of Kurtz, who has assembled his own followers and army. Kurtz left and disappeared from the Army and is killing American soldiers that come into his turf....   [tags: Francis Ford Coppola Apocalypse Now] 502 words
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The Second Coming, by Willim Butler Yeats - William Butler Yeats’ “The Second Coming” is one of the famous and well-known poem. It describes an apocalyptic situation in the first stanza while also assuring the readers of the hope of the arrival of a messianic figure in the second. The gloomy, darksome picture that is delineated by Yeats creates a fear in the reader’s mind about the falling worldly conditions as optimistic language later tried to give hope. This feeling of apocalypse came into Yeats’ mind as the world was advancing at a fast speed and he felt it needed to slow down a bit....   [tags: Poetic Analysis, Description]
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Personal Narrative - Football...and Musicals? - My Love of Football...and Musicals. I am first in my class, an all-state football player, weigh 220 pounds, and can lift up small cars, yet I have a secret which I have kept hidden for years. It rages within me, yearning to break free and reveal itself in both shame and splendor. I can contain it no longer. I must shed my inhibitions and proclaim aloud, "So help me God, I love musicals!" Until now, only my family and those who have had the experience of calling my house in the midst of one of my renditions of the confrontation scene between Javert and Valjean from Les Misérables knew about my passion for musical theater....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 503 words
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Pollution Essay: Climate Change - John Harte is an ecologist from the University of California at Berkley. He is trying to find out whether heat stimulates further trace-gas from solid or not. He is going to conduct an experiment that will tell him if the greenhouse effect could start a cycle that would cause the effects to be worse than already predicted. The experiment will begin December of 1996 and will run for no less than three years. Harte has stretched a twelve foot high grid of cables above 300 square yards of land in a high mountain meadow in the middle of the Colorado Rockies....   [tags: Environmental Global Climate Change] 511 words
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Television and Newspaper Coverage of 9/11 - Television and Newspaper Coverage of 9/11 This case study will be analysing television news coverage for 11/9/01 and 11/9/02 and newspaper coverage for the same dates. I will start by analysing the newspaper coverage for 11/9/01 and 11/9/02. I looked at five newspapers from 11/9/01, three of which were tabloids, and two of which were broadsheet newspapers. I noticed that each newspaper used visual imperatives overtly throughout. The photographs were powerful, mostly of the twin towers before and after they had been hit, with smoke and fire all around, people jumping out of the towers, and all the debris....   [tags: Papers] 542 words
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Exploring Revelation - Exploring Revelation What is revelation. There are many different uses of the word revelation. It can be the speech act of making something evident, an enlightening or astonishing disclosure or a communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency. The last book of the New Testament contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world. The author of this book tells us his name is John. However, the John of Revelation does not claim to be a disciple or to have known Jesus....   [tags: Papers] 547 words
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Marlon Brando - Marlon Brando was born on April 3rd 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska, the third and last child of Dorothy Pennebaker Brando and Marlon Brando, Senior. He had two sisters Jocelyn and Frances and was descended from Irish immigrants. In 1935, his parents separated, and his mother moved with her three children to Santa Ana in Orange County, California. Two years later, in 1937, his parents were reconciled again, and the family moved to Libertyville, Illinois, north of Chicago near Lake Michigan. (Bosworth, 2004) In 1940, he was sent to a military boarding school - Shattuck Military Academy in Fairbult, Minnesota, from which he was eventually expelled for insubordination....   [tags: Biographies Biography] 547 words
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David Koresh and the Davidians - David Koresh and the Davidians Branch Davidians, American religious movement that became widely known in 1993, when most of its members were killed in a fire that destroyed their headquarters near Waco, Texas. The fire marked the end of a 51-day siege by United States federal agents. (Microsoft® Encarta® 98 Encyclopedia. © 1993-1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.) The Branch Davidians trace their origins to the Davidian movement, a splinter group of Seventh-Day Adventists founded by Adventist leader Victor Houteff in Los Angeles, California, in 1934....   [tags: Papers] 560 words
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Toni Morrison's Sula - A Multi-faceted Interpretation of Sula - A Multi-faceted Interpretation of Sula In The Apocalypse in African-American Fiction, Maxine Lavon Montgomery weaves a multi-faceted interpretation of Toni Morrison's Sula. Montgomery submits, "drawing upon an African cosmological system, Morrison maintains that although life in modern America is chaotic, it is possible to escape life in the West and recover the time of the black community's non-Western beginnings" (74). Though Montgomery makes a highly detailed argument advancing several significant ideas that are well worth acknowledging, her final conclusions exceed what can be clearly supported in Sula....   [tags: Sula Essays] 565 words
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Apocalypse Now and Vietnam - Apocalypse Now takes place during a harsh time in American history. The United States was bogged down in a war against an enemy they created themselves. Vietnam reflects the jungle in Heart of Darkness very accurately. The jungle was exploited by the Europeans. The Europeans drained their ivory and were only in there for personal gain. This was disguised by the superficial idea that they were bringing civilization and were spreading their beacons of light to the dark innards of the jungle. The jungle in return ripped apart the minds of the men and showed them that they are no different then the natives....   [tags: Vietnam] 572 words
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Archetypes In Raising Arizona - Raising Arizona In the movie “Raising Arizona” a lot of Archetypes (a pattern consisting on literary elements found in all literature regards) are used throughout. Ethan and Joel Coen turned a serious subject like kidnapping, into a hysterical comedy. The use of archetypes are strong, the movie is basically one big archetype. The uses are archetypes are found within the language, plot, and character. When looking at the different archetypes they all seemed to fall under the category of characters....   [tags: essays research papers] 576 words
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Apocalypse Now - Apocalypse Now This film, from 1979 was directed by Francis Ford Coppula and starred Martin Sheen (Capt. Willard) and Marlon Brando (Col. Kurtz). The film takes place during the 1970's in the middle of the Vietnam War. Coppula was rewarded for his hard work by winning the Academy Award for cinematography. The story is based on the novel "Hearts of Darkness", by Joseph Conrad. The book and film depicts Capt. Willard in the middle of the Vietnam searching for Col. Kurtz, who has gone mad and started his own private war....   [tags: Papers] 581 words
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Francis Ford Coppola - Following careful thought on which director to study, I chose Francis Ford Coppola. Although he has directed more films than I have had the opportunity to experience, I have viewed enough to understand his progression and style of his work. Over almost forty years of work, Coppola has directed about twenty-five films, produced near forty-five, composed two, and acted in eight. He is known predominantly for Apocalypse Now (1979) and The Godfather I (1972), II (1974), and III (1990). However, he has worked in other genres, such as Horror/Romance, Musical, and even Comedy....   [tags: essays research papers] 593 words
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Gerard Nanley Hopkins’ Poem God’s Grandeur - Gerard Nanley Hopkins’ Poem “God’s Grandeur” Gerard Nanley Hopkins’ poem “God’s Grandeur”, illustrates the relationship connecting man and God. Hopkins uses alliteration and stern tone to compliment the religious content of this morally ambitious poem. The poem’s rhythm and flow seem to capture the same sensation of a church sermon. The diction used by Hopkins seems to indicate a condescending attitude towards society.      The first stanza states that we are “charged with the grandeur of God”, or the direct quality of God’s being....   [tags: Gerard Hopkins Poet Gods Grandeur]
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Heart of Darkness versus Apocalypse Now - Books and movies present stories in different ways because the medias are incredibly different. In the story Heart of Darkness, the author takes the motif of the journey and presents it in the third person in a way that people could understand with the topic of the spread of culture in the “third world.” Apocalypse Now shows the journey in a completely different way. It is made into a first person narrative and is changed from colonization to the modern day equivalent of the Vietnam War. Both ways of showing the story keeps the main idea of the journey both inside and outside, but the way of presenting it is very different....   [tags: essays research papers] 603 words
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Response to Millennial Cults - Response to Millennial Cults Two themes I found throughout these essays included the views of the cults towards society as a whole and views pertaining to governmental tyranny. The Millennial attitudes of all these groups focus on catastrophic occurrences and how they can survive in the oncoming new world. The two themes of social and government evil evoking the new world seem intertwined in many of the cults. However, I find an example of cultural blame being the underlying factor of groups/cults such as those described in 'Millenarians & Violence, The case of the Christian Identity Movement' to particularly attribute the evils of the world to the Jews....   [tags: Papers] 603 words
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Apacolypse Now - The movie “Apocalypse Now”, directed by Francis Coppola, is based on Conrad’s novel The Heart of Darkness. The movie has to do with survival, obsession, and finding ones self. The inclination of this paper is to let the reader get a better understanding of how Captain Willard (the main character) goes through survival, obsession, and courage while trying to hunt down Kurtz. Captain Willard is on a mission into Cambodia during the Vietnam War to find and kill an insane Colonel Kurtz, as he experiences his journey of horror....   [tags: essays research papers] 646 words
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Contrasting Yeats’ Second Coming and Shelley's Ozymandias - Contrasting Yeats’ Second Coming and Shelley's Ozymandias      William Butler Yeats specialized in the early Modernists style of literature.  Coming just out of the Late Victorian age, Yeats used strong literary and historic elements in literary form to evoke his symbolic message in "The Second Coming."  Through the use of his theme of the "new Apocalypse," (lecture notes on Early 20th Century Modernism) he imagined the world was coming into a state of unsurity from the post-WWI Modernist experience.  The war left people in a state of chaos, and although the war was meant to bring people a sense of hope for no more wars in the future, it did far more damage then good, especially in people...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Five Ways to Kill a Man - Five Ways to Kill a Man This poem is divided into 5 different stanzas, all of which involve different ways to die. The poem is written rather coldly and treats death as an every day issue, whilst the rest of us try not to think of such things. It is very dispassionate about life. The final stanza is also a political comment, as if to challenge our thought processes toward our every day life. The first paragraph start with a line that hooks into your brain, “There are many cumbersome ways to kill a man.” This is not a sentence you hear every day to say the least and because of that my subconscious automatically tries to picture someone saying those words....   [tags: Five Ways to Kill a Man Poems Poetry Essays] 650 words
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one hundred years of solitude - 31.03.2005 ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE There are times when surreal is so naturally expressed that it becomes real. In One Hundred Years of Solitude, Garcia Marquez perfectly combines extraordinary events with everyday life. The magic realism in Marquez’s novel transforms the extraordinary into reality by the use of religion, myth and belief systems. Although these themes make the novel magical, the story is a representation of the reality of Latin America before industrialism with a Civil War going on and the reactions of the people to modernization....   [tags: essays research papers] 666 words
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Apocalypse Now that mirrored Heart of Darkness: Novel Comparison - ... His use of the tools within his area of expertise allows the novella to unfold before the readers’ eyes. His ability to manipulate the art of language into an intricately woven design made of simple words is an astounding capability and is a primary reason for the success of Heart of Darkness. In the final chapters of the novella, the protagonist Marlow is sailing away from the dark heart of the Congo with an ailing Kurtz. As the boat makes its decent from the depth of the jungle, symbolically, Kurtz is leaving the savagery in which he was engaged....   [tags: francis coppola, joseph conrad, imperialism] 669 words
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Heart of darkness - Joseph Conrad led an adventurous life and spent alot of his time at sea, most of his novels and short stories are loosely based on some of his experinces. His inspiration for Heart of Darkness came from his travels to the African Congo, where he witnessed the horrors of slavery and the grim realities of Imperialism. These experinces reflect throughout the book and give it a haunting realism. Now to the synopsis: Heart of Darkness is the tale of a man named Marlow, a seaman and wanderer. It is told through his eyes and from his POV using the 1st person narrative except for the begining where an unamed narrator and couple of men(Marlow included)gather in a boat on the river Thames and Marlow...   [tags: essays research papers] 669 words
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Adaptation of Heart of Darkness to the Movie, Apocalypse Now - Adaptation of Heart of Darkness to the Movie, Apocalypse Now I chose to do this essay on the idea of story adaptation, and why changes are made to a story. I originally wanted to look at it just in terms of Apocalypse Now, and how the story of Heart of Darkness was updated to fit a different environment and time period, while still being true to many of the events, characters, ideas and themes presented in the story. I was curious about what changes were made, and what that indicated about how the director, and maybe society as a whole, felt about some concept that maybe were no longer acceptable or satisfactory....   [tags: Movie Film Comparison Compare Contrast] 672 words
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Cinema and Religion - Cinema and Religion Entertainment media are contributing to the emergence of new and novel forms of spiritual and religious phenomena in our contemporary (and past) culture. The essays in this issue explore diverse facets of the morphing relationship between entertainment, spirituality and culture. Over the last century, the cinema has played a vital role in the expression and representation of Judeo-Christian religious practices and beliefs. Early cinema told the life of Christ in the Passion Play and Cecil B DeMille produced two spectacular versions of The Ten Commandments in 1923 and 1956....   [tags: Religious Religion Culture Essays] 673 words
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Endgame by Samuel Beckett - As stated by Cohn in her article " 'Endgame': The Gospel According to Sad Sam Beckett" there is much evidence given relating to the many comparable instances between the Bible and Beckett's “Endgame.” With this interpretation as well as the discussion about the significance of the title, and the constant reference to the end of the world, it is nearly impossible to see Beckett's “Endgame” as anything other than a post-apocalyptic tale. I found particularly interesting Cohn's relation to Beckett's Hamm and the Bible's Ham....   [tags: essays research papers] 683 words
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Bruckner's 8th Symphony - With a sense of mystery, highly acclaimed New York Philharmonic conductor Lorin Maazel opened Bruckner’s 8th symphony with a tremolo on the strings and then repeats this tremolando in forte while the brass gloriously brought in the first major theme. Amidst the bright colors and amazing acoustics at Disney Hall, the audience sat in eager anticipation; many of the present members were experienced with Bruckner’s pieces and Wagnerian style. Sitting next to me, David Barry of the LA Philharmonic Board of Directors gave me an introduction to the history of Disney Hall, the LA Philharmonic musicians, and Anton Bruckner....   [tags: Symphony Review] 689 words
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Satire, and Black Humor in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle - Satire, and Black Humor in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut was written in 1963. "It is a satirical commentary on modern man and his madness" (back cover). It is a book that counters almost every aspect of our society. As well as satire, Vonnegut also includes apocalyptic elements in this novel. Satire, "the use of irony, sarcasm, or ridicule in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice or folly" (Webster 1193), is very prevalent in Cat's Cradle. Vonnegut hits on many aspects of human life with this satire....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut Cat's Cradle] 698 words
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Comparing Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness - Comparing Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness Francis Coppola’s movie Apocalypse Now was inspired by the world famous Joseph Conrad novel Heart of Darkness. A comparison and contrast can be made between the two. Both have similar themes but entirely different settings. Heart of Darkness takes place on the Congo River in the Heart of Africa, while Apocalypse Now is set in Vietnam. "Heart of Darkness , which follows closely the actual events of Conrad's Congo journey, tells of the narrator's fascination by a mysterious white man, Kurtz, who, by his eloquence and hypnotic personality, dominates the brutal tribesmen around him....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]
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The Battle of Jericho, Apocalypse Now, and Citizen Kane Measure Up - As told by Jim Grove, power is a “desire in all man that ceaseth only with death.” Many crave power, yet only few know how to maintain it. In the novel, The Battle of Jericho and the films, Apocalypse Now and Citizen Kane, rank or position, pride and gender inequality promote power in lives of the protagonists and significant characters. Each element indirectly correlates with advancement of power. Rank or position plays a pivotal in the development of power role in these three forms of art. In The Battle of Jericho, the Warriors of Distinction, immediately assert themselves as the masters of their fellow students, of whom they call "pledge slimes." All the pledges perceive the opportunity t...   [tags: Rank, Pride, Gender Inequality]
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Apocolyptic Forecast for December 2012 - It has been two years since the "two suns" event was delivered in the June 1, 2008 Message from the Blessed Mother. I did quite a bit of research regarding the information presented in the June 1st message. I uncovered an unbelievable amount of information concerning the future of mankind and the immediate threat to our current way of life. According to the information I found, in the next few years we will see Earth changes that will be devastating to all living creatures on the planet. There will be compound crisis' happening at the same time in our cosmos....   [tags: apocolypse, two suns, astronomy] 721 words
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Jane Campion's The Piano - A Metaphor for European Domination - Jane Campion's The Piano - A Metaphor for European Domination The exact nature of the encounters between Captain James Cook and the Polynesian natives of Hawaii as well as all interactions and exchanges between Europeans and native Polynesian peoples of the Pacific while Cook was exploring the islands of Hawaii and after has been investigated by anthropologists and historians for many years. Captain Cook died at the hand of Polynesian natives while he was at Hawaii in 1779. Marshall Sahlins stated that Cook was seen as the god Lono during the celebration of the Makahiki festival taking place at the time of Cook’s visit....   [tags: Film Movies] 724 words
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The Doubles Motif in Flannery O’Connor's The Violent Bear It Away - The Doubles Motif in Flannery O’Connor's The Violent Bear It Away    In The Violent Bear It Away, Flannery O’Connor makes use of the doubles motif.  The doubles motif occurs when one character looks at another character and sees or senses yet another character’s presence.  In this novel, Francis and Rayber not only serve as doubles for each other but also as a double for Mason.             Francis makes Mason Tarwater’s presence felt by the way he talks and the fact that he, like Mason, never removes his cap.  After Francis is with Rayber a few days, Rayber feels Mason’s presence.  “Rayber had never, even when Old Tarwater had lived under his roof, been so conscious of the old man...   [tags: Violent Bear It Away Essays] 756 words
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Human Nature in Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now - Human Nature in Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now In Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" and Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" the reader learns more and more about human nature as Marlow, Captain Willard, go farther and farther up the river in search of Kurtz. An evil side lies within every man, but this evil remains repressed by society. When moving up the river and farther away from civilization, the evil side begins to break out. Whenever basically different cultures meet we are led to discover ourselves and can even drive us to perceived madness....   [tags: Papers] 760 words
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The Prevention of Disaster Theme in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Shelley’s Frankenstein can be considered as one of the first representations of a possible apocalypse that is now ubiquitous, humans will someday create something that will destroy mankind. In different works, this Armageddon takes various forms: in the iconic movie The Matrix man-made machines enslave the human race, while in another popular movie I Am Legend, a genetically engineered virus mutates and kills the vast majority of the world’s population. Frankenstein, however, is not intended to give the reader an impending sense of doom, instead it warns about the consequences of creating something, no matter the intent behind its creation, without exercising proper caution....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism] 764 words
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Zoroastrianism's Role in Christianity's Development - Zoroastrianism's Role in Christianity's Development Christianity is one of the most popular religions of the early 21st century. Through the course of Christianity's first millennia it was able to rise from its original twelve followers to become the state religion of Rome and the mighty empire which it held. However, unbeknownst to many, the concepts that exist in Christianity and Judaism (the religion from which Christianity spawned) were initially conceived by the nearly dead religion of Zoroaster....   [tags: Papers] 780 words
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Movie versus Film: Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now - Throughout the history of our technological age, film makers have spotted the brilliance of classic novels and have, thus, envisioned taking the work of literature and forming it into a film in hopes to portray the genius of the novel within their medium. One such example is that of Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness and Francis Ford Coppola’s movie Apocalypse Now. In Conrad’s work, his use of imagery, diction, and tone elevate his novel to the pinnacle of imperialistic writing while Coppola’s film uses sound, light, visual stimulants, as well as facial expressions to craft his work while portraying the emotion felt within Conrad’s piece....   [tags: movies, films, filmmakers, joseph conrad] 787 words
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Savagery in Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now - Savagery in Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now Scientists of the nineteenth century speculated that humans were on an evolutionary scale that ran from savage to civilized. The Europeans were considered to be at the highest point yet achieved by humanity -- the civilized. Peoples and races not yet encountered by the Europeans were placed further down the list, and were referred to as savages. Although the Europeans believed they had reached the height of civilization, remnants remained of their own savagery....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast] 809 words
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The Repeating Island - In The Repeating Island, Antonio Benintez-Rojo writes on postindustrial societies inaccurate views of the Caribbean as a common archipelago and calls on postindustrial societies to reexamine their view of the Caribbean. In this paper the following topics in The Repeating Island will be examined in validating Benitez- Rojo’s perspective that the Caribbean is a meta-archipleago with no boundaries or center: Columbus’s machine to the sugar-making machine, the apocalypse to chaos, rhythm to polyrhythm, and literature to carnival....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Benintez-Rojo] 809 words
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Heart of Darkness vs. Apocalypse Now - In Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now, both Joseph Conrad and Francis Ford Coppola create similar statements through their creations as they both centralize their views upon the effects of environmental changes that affect the human condition. The film Apocalypse Now vaguely reflects a similar message pursued by Conrad’s novella, due to the difference in time period, place setting, and circumstances in which the film was created. Conrad wrote his novella during British colonization, focusing upon imperialism....   [tags: Joseph Conrad, Francis Ford Coppola, Contrast] 814 words
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