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The Role of Travel - Travel is an effective way to experience other nations and their cultures. Open minded traveling allows people to immerse themselves in the culture of foreign nations. But, there are some forms of travel that revolve around a different mindset, a mindset in which the goal is to impose your culture on another’s culture. Examples of this negative imperialist type of travel are the travels of exploration done by Christopher Columbus’ in the Americas and, American soldiers in Vietnam, depicted in Francis Coopla’s film “The Apocalypse Now: Redux.” The negative effects of other forms of travel include the travels of migration to London by Caribbean’s in Sam Selvon’s The Lonely Londoners....   [tags: Traveling Sociology]
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Dream Analysis: Personal Narrative - “Such are the familiar dreams of falling from a height, of teeth falling out, of flying and of embarrassment of being naked” (Freud 69). These dreams that we experience, are believed to be representations of our desires or fears, according to Freudian ideology. Sigmund Freud also believed that there existed a structural model for our personalities that consisted of the id, ego, and superego. He held the idea that the id was an instinctual drive that relied upon the pleasure principle. Conversely, however outrageous the desire was, it was repressed by the superego....   [tags: pyschology, freud]
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Branch Davidians: A Cult - While the Branch Davidians are known for the tragedy that occurred in Waco, Texas. It is uncertain when The Branch Davidians became a cult or if they were a contrast between a religious group, and a cult. A cult is a small religious group that is not part of a larger and more accepted religion and that has beliefs regarded by many people as extreme or dangerous. When did the Branch Davidians become a cult. The Branch Davidans were a small breakaway religious sect coming from the Seventh-Day Adventist....   [tags: Waco, Texas tragedy, religious groups]
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The Catholics take on the end of the world - The Last Judgment and The End of the World What would one do if you knew the world was going to end in 5 minutes. Would they do all the things they always desired to do but never got the time for. Would one get down and pray for absolution or would they sit back, relax and anticipate for the apocalypse to come. Everyone has some idea that they will be judged at the end of time of all the every day decisions that they make. There are 4 main areas of curiosity about the Last Judgment and the end of the world that this writer will familiarize you on in this paper, what it will be like preceding The Coming, When the Judgment will take place, the two types of judgment, and the conclusion afte...   [tags: essays research papers] 1042 words
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Discrimination and Misrepresentation of Minority Races in Film - Discrimination and Misrepresentation of Minority Races in Film Racists often believe that alternative races are inferior. Stuart Hall, an expert in the field of cultural studies who is also interested in media studies, believes that it is difficult to completely eliminate race as a "floating signifier" because it is impossible to remove the obvious physical differences of distinct races. These distinctions are made increasingly aware by filmmakers to their audiences in such films as West Side Story, Birth of a Nation, Gringo in Mananaland, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse....   [tags: Movies Film films Cinema essays] 2450 words
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Gates’ and Wilson’s Theories on African Diaspora Musics - Gates’ and Wilson’s Theories on African Diaspora Musics Some scholars theorize that the Middle Passage to the Americas was so traumatic that most African influence was eradicated, and that few traces of Africa exist in African-American music. This “cultural tabulala [sic] rasa” theory is rightfully rejected by many scholars (Wilson 3). The inflow of African people to the New World was brought on by the existence of slavery, and resulted in the creation of a sort of extension of the African continent in a different hemisphere....   [tags: Music Wilson African Gates Essays Papers]
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The Destructive Effects of the Vietnam War - The Destructive Effects of the Vietnam War The destructive effects of the US war in Vietnam encompass not only a body count, but also the festering intellectual wound of a war that could not be satisfactorily explained away. The battles of Vietnam, in particular, seemed an affront to conventional understandings of ‘American culture’, military power, the limits of technology, the very possibility to control, and the causes of wartime atrocity. This deeply unsettling part of the Vietnam experiences the US endured revolve, at least to a degree, around the division between the inside and outside....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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For Whom the Bell Tolls - For Whom the Bell Tolls The apocalypse. That’s what they called it. That’s what it was. No one knows how it happened, or why. It just did. The apocalypse. The principality of Kotor where the ones said to have started it. Well, so say the rumours. But they’re believable. Though, no ones really sure. They had been trying to control everything on the planet ever since they came into power; but the Earth Alliance thought their ways too destructive and violent. They were. Drastic action, according to the Alliance, had to be taken....   [tags: Papers] 1909 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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Fight Club - The film ‘Fight Club’ follows, to some degree of accuracy, the archetypal paradigm of the apocalyptic guidelines discussed in English 3910. Specifically the movie mostly deals with the genre of the personal apocalypse. Thus, following suit in relation to such works as ‘Lancelot’, ‘The Violent Bear it away’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’. ‘Fight Club’, essentiality contains the basic premise of these works, that is the purging of one’s identity through extreme measures and crisis; to ultimately arrive at a personal revelation in the end....   [tags: essays research papers] 2045 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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Terrorist Organizations Worldwide - Terrorism is an international problem, which includes more than terrorist acts. It includes sabotage, destruction of property, efforts to injure, efforts to kill, propaganda that attempts to justify violence, intimidation, and threats. However, terrorism is defined as "the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives," by the FBI (The Terrorism Research Center)....   [tags: War, Bombing, Hijacking]
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Ten Coolest Games - The Ten Coolest Games coming out in 2014 for the Xbox One and PS4 The Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 were released with only a handful of games. While there are a few good ones, the truly amazing games are slated for release throughout 2014. The majority of these games will be coming out for both consoles but some are limited to a specific platform. Honorable Mention Kingdom Hearts 3: I have never played a Kingdom Hearts game but I know that they are very popular. The release date is unknown but is expected to be in 2014....   [tags: consoles, release, genre] 1219 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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Similar themes in Both Alfred Lord Tennyson’s The Kraken and Lewis Carrolls Jabberwocky - Both Alfred Lord Tennyson’s The Kraken and Lewis Carrolls Jabberwocky are poems concerning fictional monsters. Both poems share obvious similarities in both theme and irregular use of language. However the format and how each poet presents their monster contrasts significantly. The most obvious similarity between both poems is their theme. Jabberwocky by Carroll is an example of Nonsense poetry and first appears in ‘Through the Looking Glass’ by the same author. It concerns a young man’s attempt to slay a monster called the Jabberwocky....   [tags: Monsters, Language]
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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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The Latin Image - The Latin Image "The romantic and erotic Latin image implied recognition that Latin Americans and Romance peoples produced persons of great beauty and attractiveness."(Rios-Bustamante,21) The most predominant stereotype that surfaces in "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" and "The Mark of Zorro" is that of the Latin Lover. This stereotype may be portrayed in a more positive light because in comparison to other demeaning Latino roles in early American film, the Latin Lover is characterized by "suavity and sensuality, tenderness and sexual danger."(Ramirez Berg,115) According to Ramirez Berg, "this stereotype we owe to one star: Rudolph Valentino."(115) In "The Four Men of the...   [tags: Latin Americans Romance Love Movies Essays] 1139 words
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Theatre as Philosophy - -Theatre as Philosophy- The evolution of theatre is a long and complex story. What once began as a ritual to the ancient gods has since developed into an elaborate examination of mankind. Theatre originated in Ancient Greece as a celebration to the god Dionysius, where amateur actors would dance and sing in order to imitate him. Consequently, as the Greek Empire developed, so did theatre. By the end of the Greek Empire, scripts were being written, theatres were being built, and professional actors were being used....   [tags: essays research papers] 1588 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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Comparing Man's Downfall in Second Coming and The world is too much with us - Man's Downfall in Second Coming and The world is too much with us      Although W.B. Yeats wrote roughly a century after the Era of Romanticism, his Romantic precursors influenced his writing greatly. One of his most famous poems, "The Second Coming," echoes both Blake's The Book of Urizen and Shelley's most ambitious poem Prometheus Unbound (Bloom 530). Despite less criticism on the relationship between Yeats's poems and the writing of another one of his Romantic predecessors, William Wordsworth, Wordsworth's reproach of greed and materialism in a waxing industrial society influences Yeats' poetic interpretation of the apocalypse....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time - Quator Pour Le Fin Du Temps - Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time - Quator Pour Le Fin Du Temps Technical and Interpretative Challenges Presented to Performers in Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) played a significant part in the evolution of twentieth-century music, influencing a number of other composers with his innovative compositional techniques. The Quartet for the End of Time, is not one of Messiaen’s typical works due to the circumstances in which it was composed (his main outputs were organ, orchestral and choral works), but it marks the start of the significant use of some of these techniques....   [tags: Music Theory History]
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What view of mankind does Golding portray in Lord of the Flies? - What view of mankind does Golding portray in Lord of the Flies. This essay will explore the psychology and thinking behind the characters and writing of the novel 'Lord of the Flies'. Overall, it will answer the question; 'What view of mankind does Golding portray in Lord of the Flies?' From soon after its discovery, if it was 'discovered' at all, the beast becomes more than just a thing on a mountain (its most predominant form), it becomes a major symbol of mankind, and its psyche. Throughout the story, the beast takes on many more forms than the previously mentioned appearance....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 1092 words
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Religion, Barnard College Women, War, and Evangelical Biblical Interpretation after 9.11 - Religion, Barnard College Women, War, and Evangelical Biblical Interpretation after 9.11 One of the most disturbing things about living in New York City since 9.11 has been the way in which the U.S. has been able to wage war on Afghanistan and now maybe Iraq, with very little public outcry. I’d like to suggest that behind the apathy, certain traditions of Christian biblical interpretation may be at work, traditions that feature feminine figures in very particular ways. These are interpretive traditions around salvation history, and apocalypse....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]
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The Extermination of Mankind in On the Beach by Nevil Shute - Shute in his novel, On the Beach, provides many insights on humanities’ inability to comprehend its own demise regardless of the apparent inevitability and/or proximity of ones extermination. He effectively presents this psychological shortcoming of disbelief by delineating the common coping mechanism that is shared by all of the characters: The desire to work and maintain a progressive outlook towards ones future options. Work serves as a blinder or shield from the characters near termination by exercising the same routine that was typical behavior previous to the discernment of the soon-coming apocalypse....   [tags: essays research papers] 885 words
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Response to the Injustice System in Toni Morrison's Sula -       The language, the imagery, the themes, the characters, everything in Toni Morrison's Sula, touches my heart. I want these people to win, to know goodness in their lives, to stop being small. I want the loud and long cry of rage which has no bottom or top with "circles and circles of sorrow" to end (Sula 174).  Morrison embraces the political aspects of her work without apology and freely admits to desiring to emote a reader response. She maintains, "the best art is political and you ought to be able to make it unquestionably political and irrevocably beautiful at the same time" ("Rootedness" 345)....   [tags: Expressing Rage in Sula]
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Cultural Ignorance in Heart of Darkness, By Joseph Conrad -   An inescapable ignorance dominates the way we define "culture".  It is all too easy to define culture when a group of people feel as though they are part of the same culture.  A bias arises when defining this term, because we consider ourselves to be "cultured".  We define culture with our own definitions, and we judge it through our own prejudiced eyes.  To accurately define culture, we must take ourselves out of the cultural boundaries we have been accustomed to.  Of course, this is impossible.  Accordingly, defining the essence of culture is something I cannot attempt to do.  In Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, the attempt to define the cultural line leads to the corruption, greed...   [tags: Heart of Darkness Essays]
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The Potential of the Raëlian Movement through Humanism - The Potential of the Raëlian Movement through Humanism The Raëlian Movement, which began in late 1973, is a relative newcomer to the scene of world religions. While its late arrival has presented some difficulty in drawing followers, the movement has significant promise. The Raëlian Movement is overtly optimistic in its belief of the innate ability of humans to live prosperous lives. The Raëlian Movement combines principles of secular humanism effectively with scientific accounts of religious events to create a philosophy that has significant potential....   [tags: Religion Raëlian Movement Essays]
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German Renaissance and Its Influence on Austrian Culture - The German renaissance took place during the sixteenth century in Europe. The Renaissance was a time of discovery and learning. The word "renaissance" means rebirth or revival. The German renaissance inspired just that, a revival and rebirth of education and art. The people of Europe became interested in art and music during the renaissance. Education was also changing as the people became more interested in sciences and philosophy. German art work from this time period was dominated by local and independent schools....   [tags: European History] 1110 words
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Abortion - Morally Wrong for 3000 Years! -     The Judaeo-Christian tradition has always condemned abortion as a grave evil. The law of Moses ordered strict penalties for causing an abortion. We read, "If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely [Hebrew: "so that her child comes out"], but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman's husband demands and the court allows. But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot" (Ex....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Censorship Essay - Don't Censor Child Pornography - Don't Censor Child Pornography         In November of 1997 a Williamson County, Tenn. grand jury indicted Barnes & Noble booksellers for violating state obscenity laws prohibiting the display of "material harmful to minors". The materials in question were two books that featured photographs of nude children: Jock Sturges' Radiant Identities and David Hamilton's The Age of Innocence. Since then, Radical Right activist Randall Terry has launched a crusade aimed at forcing bookstores to remove the "criminal garbage" of Sturges, Hamilton and (recently added to his list of demons) Sally Mann from their bookshelves (bookweb)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Hadyn Middleton's Lie of the Land - Hadyn Middleton's Lie of the Land The mystical premise William Blake uses as the basis for his poetic work is not one based on a transcendent God, but the "Universal Man" who is himself God and who incorporates the cosmos as well. Blake elsewhere describes this founding image as "the human Form Divine" and names him "Albion." After becoming more familiar with the "myth" William Blake uses in his poetry, it is clear that Hadyn Middleton doesn't simply refer to Blake throughout the telling of Lie of the Land, his myths live quite comfortably inside within it....   [tags: Middleton Lie of the Land Essays]
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Sex, Marriage, and Family: Revision Paper - Sex, Marriage, and Family: Revision Paper A marriage is a very special relationship that couples share. It’s a new level of love and an act of commitment. People get married for various reasons which include legal benefits, procreation, commitment and many others. A marriage provides legal benefits to couples that most other relationships don’t have. For example, if a person in a relationship dies, the spouse can collect the social security benefits only if they are legally married (Lamanna and Reidmann, pg....   [tags: Essays Papers] 914 words
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Herbert George Wells' The Time Machine - Herbert George Wells' The Time Machine ‘The Time Machine’ was written in 1895 by a writer, scientist and member of The Fabian Society, Herbert George Wells. Wells (born 1866) was, and still is, a very famous writer who produced many novels, but is most commonly known as a science-fiction author. ‘The Time Machine’ is Wells’ most celebrated novel and it’s themes represent the fears and anxieties of his society and background. Wells’ background was difficult, his father lost his business when Wells was 14, therefore, Wells got a job as a housekeeper at a grand house called Uppark....   [tags: Herbert George Wells Time Machine Essays] 878 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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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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Religious Women in Medieval Time - Religious Women in Medieval Time The Middle Ages did not offer women many options of lifestyles. During these times women could either be virgin martyrs and sacrifice themselves in religious rituals, or become wives and mother. None of these options offered women a real chance to live, to create, to enjoy. New options emerged, these options allowed them not only to live free of male dominance, but also to be educated and to use their creativity in areas like music, theater, science, and philosophy....   [tags: History Females Religion Essays] 1461 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&#8217;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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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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The Portrayal of Vietnam War - The Portrayal of Vietnam War The Vietnam War was only a small part of the major battle between communism and capitalism better known as the Cold War. The cold war lasted over 20 years. The Vietnam War lasted from 1946-1954 and was a war between capitalist France and communist Vietnam. The French were supported by the USA whilst Vietnam had their own army- the Viet Minh. The Vietnam War became a major turning point in the Cold War, as this was the first time that the media were able to get a glimpse of it....   [tags: Papers] 926 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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Achilles Anophtheis (achilles Revisited) - The director walked onto the stage, gingerly adjusting his radiation mask in order to fit the microphone beneath it. His nervous cough boomed through the hall. After shuffling the papers on the podium before him, he began."Welcome ladies and gentlemen of the Pre-Apocalypse Archaeological Society. We have called this session to impart to you a matter of the utmost importance, a discovery of the highest order. As you are aware, our teams have only recently been able to sift through the debris of the razed cities of our belligerent predecessors, thanks to the efforts of our colleagues at the Physical Research Society who, with the aid of Allah, have made our task infinitely easier with th...   [tags: essays research papers] 2876 words
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Nero as the Antichrist - Nero as the Antichrist Nero was a mixture of megalomania, evil, and cruelty according to Roman historians as well as Jews and Christians. His sin of matricide and his claims of deity were major elements in his infamous reputation. Though modern Historians have tried to whitewash Nero and say that certain groups in Rome and other parts of the empire supported him, his name has become a synonym for tyrant and, for many, Antichrist. Nero was born in AD 37 on December 15 to Agrippina and Gnaeus. Nero's father was said to have run his chariot over a boy deliberately and to have killed one of his freedman for drinking less than he was ordered....   [tags: Papers] 1025 words
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What does the prophecy of the 2012 Ascension mean to you? An enquiry into contemporary instances of Apocalyptic Beliefs. - The purpose of your research project and in what way will it contribute to the academic understanding of your subject matter. The aim of the project is to consider the phenomenon of apocalyptic beliefs within contemporary metropolitan societies. The term ‘apocalyptic beliefs’ will be defined in line with Norman Cohn's use of the term as a particular type of salvationism.1 This definition is in line with Nick Campion’s explanation of the word 'apocalypse'. Campion suggests “the Greek for revelation, is derived from the word apocalyptic, to describe the vision of the end of the world"....   [tags: Theology ]
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Exposure to Violence: Key to Change in Personality of Characters in George Orwell’s 1984 and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road - As Joseph Stalin took over the USSR in 1929, he kept a tight control over his people. Stalin did not want any of his people questioning his actions and decisions. He wanted complete control of not only the country but also of all the people that lived in it. Stalin came up with an idea that would help him achieve this: strip people of their freedom. He started to take control over what the people read, what they watched and what they listened to. Stalin glorified his name in all types of media and if anybody said otherwise they were sent to harsh labour camps....   [tags: Mental Need, Strict Control]
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Divinity through Decoration: Christ in Majesty with Symbols of the Four Evangelists - The increase of wealth during the twelfth century allowed artists to showcase their talents in churches. The apse titled Christ in Majesty with Symbols of the Four Evangelists in the church of Santa Maria de Mur displays the representation of divinity through its subject matter, technique, and style. In the apse, the main subjects revolve around scenes from the Old and New Testament with Christ as the focal point. For technique, the artist employed fresco painting instead of mosaics to show the images....   [tags: Religious Art, Art Analysis]
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Relationship Between Religion and Art in Medieval, Renaissance and Contemporary Times - In a brightly-lit corner of St Peter’s Basilica, sitting behind a clear panel of glass, is Michelangelo’s Pietà. A marble-white sculpture of the Mother Mary, her eyes downcast, gazes at her Son who lies dead across her lap. She seems both devastated and deep in thought. She is young and beautiful, in line with the old belief that a perfect soul meant a perfect outward appearance (Smart 122). She is famous and celebrated, and is visited by Christians from every nation. In another part of the world, The Holy Virgin Mary by Chris Ofili resides in the Brooklyn Art Museum....   [tags: Religion and Art]
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The End of the World Means an Economic Boost for Mexico - The human race is obsessed with its own demise. We are mesmerized by tragic events, particularly natural disasters like tsunamis, earthquakes, and hurricanes. There is not a country in the world that has not experienced some catastrophic natural disaster. In 2011 alone, there was Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, another earthquake in New Zealand, the twister outbreak in the US, and massive flooding in Australia, all which contributed to making 2011 “one of the costliest years for natural disasters” (Llanos, 2011)....   [tags: Mexico]
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The Building History of the Church of St Peter in Rome - ‘Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven, and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.' (The Bible, Matthew 16:18-19) The church of St Peter’s is vital to Christian pilgrimage and is considered most pious of all the churches in Christendom. The reason behind this credence is clear from the quote above....   [tags: demands, Christian World, Jesus]
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The Theology, Christology and Pneumatology of the Book of Revelation - The Book of Revelation, or the Apocalypse of John, is a complex and multi-dimensional text that encompasses a great deal of information and from which a large number of interpretations, and misinterpretations, can be drawn. This reality is one that continues into more purely theological investigations of Revelation, as questions of God, Christ, and the Spirit meet in a text written many centuries before the modern reader and before a traditional Christian ‘orthodoxy’ had been established. As such, within the Book of Revelation we encounter an author, as well as a Christian Community, re-interpreting and re-comprehending the nature of their God, and divinity in general, in light of the revela...   [tags: The Bible]
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Freedom and Captivity in Bartebly and The Black Cat - When examining themes of freedom and captivity in the American canon, one would likely adduce the slave narratives as the authoritative texts of that aspect of American literature. However, Herman Melville and Edgar Allan Poe also harbour intriguing relationships with these contrasting themes, which are implicit within "Bartleby" and "The Black Cat" respectively. By inspecting the authors' own problems and fascinations, which are woven into the texts, we can appreciate their implicit use of the dichotomy between freedom and captivity....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, dichotomy]
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Jarhead: An Instrumental Film in American War Culture - Jarhead follows the journey of Anthony Swofford during his service in Middle East. Throughout his journey, Swofford presents a unique perspective on a variety of issues that indirectly affect American life and the “war” on terrorism. Some of the issues touched on include the mental stability and mentality of American soldiers, the influence of politics in the presentation of war, and the construction of a marine. Through these themes, along with the unique perspectives offered by the characters in the film, the audience is able to gain insight into the corruption and lies that are “war”....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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Snowboarding: the Past, the Present, and the Hereafter - Cascading down frozen mountain, crystallized flakes of chilling water gracing my face with it’s presence; free falling sixty feet, only to be saved by a pillow of snow: this is why I snowboard. The pure rush of adrenaline from the sport has turned what started as a backyard hobby into an Olympic event. Though you may think snowboarding is just a board strapped to your feet; the engineering and history of it have a much richer back story. Back in 1965 Sherman Poppen laid the basic foundation of the snowboard....   [tags: Sports ]
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Humans Versus Zombie: Fighting Controversy and the Undead - Across the college campuses of America, student participate in a growing phenomenon, Humans Versus Zombies. The game began in 2005 at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, and has since gained viral participation in over 650 colleges across America. Our campus at the University of Southern Indiana has hosted an event lasting two weeks on campus. Humans Versus Zombies (HVZ) is not the only activity to gain a great deal of popularity through college campuses, activities like “Assassin”, “Streetwars”, and other activities classified as pervasive games have also gain some attention and controversy....   [tags: Video Games, Video Game Industry]
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The Parables of Jesus and the End Times - A parable is defined as an earthly story with a heavenly message. Jesus frequently used parables as a means of exemplifying insightful, divine truths. The insightful stories are easily remembered, the characters are usually bold, and the representation rich in significance. “A parable is meant to arrest the hearer or reader in such a way that he or she must think of things in a new and unaccustomed manner” (Cunningham & Kelsay, 2013). Jesus used these parables as a harbinger of the apocalypse and incorporated many common situations to induce a thought provoking response to the truths He was trying to teach....   [tags: the prodigal son, jesus, god]
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Monsters and The Moral Imagination by Stephen Asma - Throughout history we see monsters taking many different shapes and sizes. Whether it be a ghoul in the midst of a cold nightly stroll or a mass genocide, monsters are lurking everywhere and our perception of what monsters truly are, is enhancing their growth as a force with which to be reckoned. Fear of the unknown is seen throughout time, but as humans progress we are finding that things we once were afraid of we are less frightening than they once were. Monsters can evoke fear in their targeted victims rather than physically harm their victims....   [tags: traumatic events, holocaust, 9/11]
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Effects & Aftermath of the Vietnam War - The Vietnam War was the first major war American’s had suffered defeat. The Vietnam war was a war of confusion, competition and biasness. The outcome of the war was far greater than an upset American nation, but a severe breakdown of the Vietnamese culture, economy, environment and government. It also had a tremendous impact on American society even up to present day. It was unclear from the beginning of the war if the American’s should even be involved. It was a war between Northern and Southern Vietnam but the U.S saw it as an indirect way to challenge the USSR’s sphere of influence in Southern Asia and to prevent the domino effect and the further spread of communism....   [tags: U.S. History]
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Albrecht Durer: Catalyst of the Northern Renaissance - When one thinks of the Renaissance, usually what comes to mind is the Italians or Italy, where artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, and Raffaello Sanzio trained, studied, and worked. These artists are based mainly in Southern Europe of course, but what about Northern European countries like Germany. What were the Germans up to and how did this new way of thinking as well as new use of techniques and tools spread up there, to Germany, and other countries. It is believed by many that Albrecht Durer was the main catalyst and one of the most important contributors for the Northern Renaissance....   [tags: Art History]
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The Center for Disease Control and Bioterrorism - The Center of Disease Control and Prevention has an emergency awareness and response page based off of a zombie apocalypse to help inform people on how they should be ready if a major emergency were to occur. The CDC has a range of research and information from heart disease to the worst, infectious, disease-causing agents. The CDC also shares information about how to prepare and what to do if a bioterrorism attack or pandemic were to occur. The Center of Disease and Control is a diversified government organization that has the main purpose of protecting the public against the serious threats of bioterrorism and dangerous pandemics....   [tags: Disease, Disorders]
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The Formulaic and Episodic X-Files and Supernatural - The subjects of this study, The X-Files (Carter, 1993-2002) and Supernatural (Kripke, 2005-), can be seen as innovative pioneers of ‘narrative complexity’ and of the ‘monster-of-the-week’ (MOTW) concept. Mittel identifies narrative complexity, ‘At its most basic level, narrative complexity is a redefinition of episodic forms under the influence of serial narration—not necessarily a complete merger of episodic and serial forms but a shifting balance. Rejecting the need for plot closure within every episode that typifies conventional episodic form, narrative complexity foregrounds ongoing stories across a range of genres....   [tags: Television Review]
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Charlie Don’t Surf: The Clash Protest Imperialism - By definition, imperialism is extending a country’s power and influence through diplomacy or military force. That ideology is best exemplified by the Vietnam War because the United States invaded North Vietnam to prevent the dissemination of Communism into South Vietnam, which is ultimately an attempt at exuding power and influence by using military force. The Clash recognized the homogeneity between the American imperialism of the Vietnam war and the forced Westernization of the non-Western world, particularly third world nations; thusly, the band chose the Vietnam War as a backdrop for “Charlie Don’t Surf” because of it’s relevance to American culture at the time....   [tags: Political Protest Music ]
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The Role and Results of Religious Thinking - Science and technology have been regarded by many people as the Moses who led human out of the world of ignorance to the land of knowledge and wealth. Religion, in the other respect, has unfortunately been misinterpreted as the evil Pharaoh who wants to keep human under his slavery(. Some people believe that if Newton did not wastehis time on the search for God, he probably would have made much more contribution to science. "I feel pity for Newton's life in his old age, ... His great contribution to astronomy, optics, math and mechanics is immortal....   [tags: Science vs Religion] 1228 words
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The Future of Man: Bright or Bleak? - For almost all of recorded history, man has been fascinated with his future and all of both the wonders and horrors it might hold. From the Aztecs, who created a calendar that dated all the way to a couple of years prior to today, to the famed Nostradamus who was allegedly clairvoyant and whose prophecies have been interpreted to fit modern happenings, to modern-day apocalypse writers, man is held captivated by that which he cannot know for certain: the future. Many literary artists have published works on their idea of the future of both the human race and our planet, with very few of them having much of a positive outlook....   [tags: man extinction, human's future, dystopia]
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The Onset of the Pale Silence - John Keats was born the 31st of October 1795 and died of tuberculosis the 23rd of February 1821. Keats’ work was published over the course of four years, from 1817 to 1821. His literary ballad “La Belle Dame sans Merci” was written on April 21, 1819 in the course of a letter to his brother, George (Friedlander). “La Belle Dame sans Merci” translates to “the beautiful woman without pity” (“La Belle Dame sans Merci, A Study Guide”). Keats borrowed the title from a long poem written by the French poet Alain Chartier (“La Belle Dame sans Merci, A Study Guide”)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Bible Story: The Old Testament - To speak of the Hebrew Scripture is to speak of story, a story stretching from the very beginning of time to only a few centuries before the beginning of the Common Era. It is to speak of richness of content, of purpose and of reality and to engross oneself in an overarching narrative that, depending on your personal convictions, continues to the present day. Within this richness is found a wide variety of different events and experience, told through a series of genre ranging from foundational myth to apocalypse, law giving to poetry, genealogy to wisdom and many more....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]
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The Time and Fate of Ragnarok - The Norse tale of Ragnarok presents an interesting example of apocalyptic literature as it presents both an end and a notable new beginning. The world which rises from the cosmic rubble is essentially equivalent to that which was destroyed, possessing the same creatures, features and Gods of times past. Thus through the themes of time and fate Snorri challenges the concepts of what was, is and will be by providing a framework which allows for the potential reiteration of history. By reviewing the Prose Edda’s telling of the the events before, during and after Ragnarok, the relationship between fate, time and history becomes clear....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 734 words
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Mark and the Book of Revelation - Why is it that Jesus is described in different ways, in the books of the Bible. For example if the four canonical gospels are taken into consideration, it can be seen that Jesus is described and talked about differently in each one. If the other books of the Bible are also read, it can be seen that there is much difference in them also excluding the canonical gospels. I will be comparing the gospel of Mark and the book of Revelation, in how they portray Jesus. It seems that while one is focused more on miracles and Jesus’s human life, the Book of Revelation seems to be more focused on his divinity and his purpose....   [tags: Jesus, gospel, Bible, secrecy, identity, lamb]
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The Tyranny of Banned Books - Ever since pen was first put to paper there has been some form of censorship surrounding it. The most current form of censorship is to ban the books which are viewed as inappropriate. Such an act not only violates the rights of American citizens, but it also violates the rights of the students to learn. Even if the government could manage to ban all of the books that it feels are inappropriate, the thirst to read such books would only grow. Too often is it forgotten that before the banning of books was an “at home issue,” (Book Banning 1) the federal government tried to cut the flow of inappropriate information off at the source By forbidding the reading of certain books, the first amendme...   [tags: Censorship]
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