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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 Importance of Editing in Films - “ ”. Discuss Film editing by definition is part of the creative postproduction process of filmmaking. In today’s modern world, film has made use of advanced digital technology to help with the editing. The editor or editors are usually given a complete compilation of all the footage. These various separate shots that can be regarded as ‘ raw’ footage. Their task is to create a finished motion picture through combining and selecting shots and putting them into a coherent sequence of events. Whenever we are viewing a film it is extremely difficult to consciously perceive all the editing that has been undertaken....   [tags: postproduction, filmmaking]
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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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The End of the World - Where are we going. This is a fundamental question, one of several asked by the founders and thinkers of the world's largest religions. Each of the major religions has its own answer, and the study of these answers is called eschatology. In this essay, I'll take a secular look at the eschatological evolution of the Abrahamic religions, from Judaism to Christianity and finally to Islam. I will discuss the impact of these apocalyptic scenarios on people who do not practice each faith, and show that ultimately, answers to life's questions come from within....   [tags: Religion]
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Reading The Book of Revelation - The Book of Revelation, the final book of the Christian biblical canon, is perhaps one of the most complex and polyvalent biblical texts accessible to modern readers, and has been the source of many differing and divergent interpretations and readings. This is due in large part to the richly detailed language and imagery the author has placed within the book as well as the vast array of content. Both of these features function within the text to produce a book that is extremely difficult to describe within the traditional literary conceptions of genre and structure, which, as we shall see, feed into the complexity and multiple interpretations that can be drawn from it....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]
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Developing Aggression: Violent Video Games - The first set of cold, clammy hands closes around my ribs. Another circles my ankle, my arm, my neck. With an irritated sigh, I restart the level for the third time as the words, “Game over” flash across the screen. Sound familiar. This scene is very common among modern zombie apocalypse games. Though the titles of these games vary, the theme remains the same: to fight for one’s life. Users are thrust into a world where they must combat violence thrown at them with violence of their own. The sheer thrill of it can be very exciting and relates well to many youth because of its life or death component....   [tags: Violence ]
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Honor and the Celtic Heroes - The honor-code within the Mabinogi, The Tain, and Gantz’s Early Irish Myths and Sagas underlines the ethos of the traditional Celtic hero. Yet, the compliance of the honor-code could be better observed as serving the identity and reputation of the hero rather than a deeper code of morality as it might suggest. The gae bolga, Efnisien, Mider’s love for Etain, and Rhiannon’s magic bag are all instruments of unworldly power, making the impossible possible for each of the heroes. It is because of these supernatural influences that the heroes are both blessed and cursed by power’s perfection....   [tags: Irish Myths] 1338 words
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How Globalization Affects the World - Globalization 3.0 Globalization has been long argued to be the cause of many problems within the world, while this is true it is also incorrect at the same time creating a paradox that takes careful analytical examination. In the world we live in today, we are in what some have called the third Globalization event of humanity. What is globalization and how does this affect the world as a whole. Through the analysis of text covered in class and outside readings, I will attempt to answer this and explain how globalization is affecting the world, and what it will mean in the long term for humanity and society as a whole....   [tags: economics, culture, trade systems, IT] 1257 words
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Poland and the Black Death - The bubonic plague is not a virus but rather a bacterium called Yersinia pestis (discovered in 1894 by a bacteriologist named Alexandre Yersin) that lives in the bloodstream of rats as an inconsequential infection. It transfers from rat to rat by fleas, which today we know were the original carriers of the plague. When a flea bites an infected rat and picks up the bacteria, it rapidly reproduces in the flea’s digestive tract, causing a mass that doesn’t allow the flea to swallow. The flea begins to starve from this blockage, and bites new rats in hopes to find food, unable to swallow the flea vomits what it has bitten back into the blood stream, along with the bacteria that was in the flea’s...   [tags: the bubonic plague]
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Video Games: Virtual or Harmful - From Italian plumbers to soldiers fighting an endless war, the world of video games is a seemingly infinite world full of possibilities to play through for a child. However, what happens when the characters become an influence, or a role model, to that child and they are unconsciously addicted to the content these games provide. In other words, what happens when the violence, language, and attitudes bolster these behaviors outside of the game and become a part of his or her reality. “video games are designed to be incredibly engaging and 'fun', often leading to children to sleep in a 'flow state' in which they may be at increased susceptibility to the messages of the game.” (“Congressional”)...   [tags: violence, language profanity, attitudes]
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Significant Connections In Contemporary Texts - A world in anarchy, a country with no stable power or government, a city in ruin, a family in mourning, a man or woman going through hell and back. In the world of an apocalypse, society takes on new morales, and people change their beliefs on whether they belong. Danger and terror ensues. Death will arrive one way or another, whether the people know or not. But, through it all, there are a select few who relish this opportunity of havoc. Being able to break their barriers and help those who need something....   [tags: anarchy, value of death, apocalyptic texts]
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Heart of Darkness - The Novella Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad is about an Ivory agent, Marlow, who is also the narrator of his journey up the Congo River into the heart of Africa. Marlow witnesses many new things during his journey to find Mr. Kurtz. In Apocalypse Now, the narrator is Captain Willard, who is also on a journey to find Kurtz. The Kurtz in the movie however is an American colonel who broke away from the American army and decided to hide away in Cambodia, upon seeing the reality of the Vietnam War....   [tags: essays research papers] 1033 words
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Marlow Vs. Willard - Marlow vs. Willard Charles Marlow and Captain Willard have many characteristics that would make them alike and different. Marlow, from the novel Heart of Darkness, was a man who was on a mission through Cambodia to find Kurtz. Captain Willard, from the movie “Apocalypse Now”, was a man on a mission to exterminate a fellow member of the United States Armed Forces, Kurtz. “Apocalypse Now” is a Vietnam parallel of the novel Heart of Darkness. While both these men were on a search for a man, they both went through many difficult hardships on the way....   [tags: essays research papers] 1097 words
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Dante’s Version of Hell - In Dante’s Inferno, we followed Dante as he narrates his decent and observations of hell. A wonderful part of that depiction is his descriptions of the creative yet cruel punishments that each of the different sinners receive. This story is an integral part of literary history, and even if I were to have the imagination and ability of Dante Alighieri, I don’t believe I would change this tried and true version known universally. Since I have the desire to maintain the validity of Dante’s version of hell in its entirety, I will explain the parts I found most intriguing, and why....   [tags: Dante's Inferno Essays]
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Surviving Against All Odds - A chance between life and death, that is survival, or maybe it is just to be alive or exist. Through many circumstances and major events in history survival has been tested. Through each circumstance something has occurred to help people or people have relied on something to survive. I investigated this through my questions: How does environment affect survival. Does the idea of survival change depending on different circumstances and how. What is the most important aspect to consider if you are trapped in a deadly situation....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Homage to Albrecht Durer - Albrecht Durer is known as one of the most gifted painters and engravers of the German Renaissance period. His works are known throughout the world and have inspired artists to not only study and learn his techniques but also to broaden his techniques, expanding his already famous style. Albrecht Durer was born on May 21, 1471 in the city of Nuremberg, Germany. His parents were Albrecht Durer and Barbara Holper. “His father was a successful goldsmith, originally named Ajtósi, who in 1455 had moved to Nuremberg from Ajtós, Hungary”(Strieder)....   [tags: Biography] 1108 words
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Social Psychology and Cults - A cult is defined as a social group or a social movement under one charismatic leader. It maintains a belief system, which includes a transformation of a group member. Members of the group have a high level of commitment to the leader, members, and beliefs (Lalich). An additional definition to consider is from the American Journal of Psychotherapy: …groups that often exploit members psychologically and/or financially, typically by making members comply with leadership’s demands through certain types of psychological manipulation, popularly called mind control, and through the inculcation of deep-seated anxious dependency on the group and its leaders (Salande, and Perkins 382)....   [tags: Belief System, Conformity]
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Ambiguity of Horror Movies - Contagious diseases, the blood sucking undead, villainous mutants, deadly parasites, body snatchers; Horror movies are all filled with common fears held by its audience and the public overall. These fears presented in horror movies are induced by actual events occurring at some point in history. In the past we don’t directly see Count Dracula, Frankenstein and Jason Voorhees attacking society but, reading between the lines, the villains in horror movies are present in the antagonists in real life....   [tags: contagious diseases, blood, fears]
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Survival through Different Medias - Survival through Different Medias Survival is perceived different for everyone in the world. People may have the same ideals on how to survive in the world but everyone’s way of survival will be different. The means of survival and the way people think of survival changes when something drastic happens such as a disease that has spread that is taking many lives or a zombie infestation that takes over the world and there seems to be no hope for the world. The way survival is portrayed in literature changes as well accordingly to the circumstances that takes place in the book....   [tags: Fever, 1793, The Hunger Games, World War Z]
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Are Guns the Problem? - Are Guns the Problem. Over the past few years the United States seems to have a snowballing problem assimilation around guns and violence. This pandemic is not centered on one or two individual states, but rather the entire country as a whole. There seems to be an escalation in gun violence and showdowns in locations from schools to movie theaters. The major population is forced into assuming that these incidents could have been avoided, if guns had been revoked to the public. This however is not at all practical nor realistic, there needs to be a more reasonable and functional solution to ensure that guns are not going to get used in any particular manor that could instigate harm onto other...   [tags: Firearms, violence, legal]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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World War III - ...I remember. It was all a blur. I remember sitting on the cold dusty floor; in the stadium, at my school. We all had no clue what was going on. The students, staff and facility staff, we were all jam-packed in the stadium. In front of all of us there was a tall dark man who had a skunk’s tail around his face, his shoulders were brawny, and His face was cold sober. The tall man thought that We were so naïve and absurd wearing, poppies on and kept sniggering every time he took a glance at us. What does what....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1806 words
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Dismantling the Wall - The storyline in most high school English classes is the analyzing or overanalyzing of poetry. Often this train of thought winds into a one-track argument between teacher and students. The pupils object about readers manufacturing meaning where none exists; the instructor insists that the poem merits deep examination. Granted, some poets write simple poems for the primary sake of entertainment (i.e. Jack Prelutsky). However, some poets manage to compound a dense significance into a concise poem, and these poems warrant the analysis of their deep meaning....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Robert Frost] 1168 words
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Holy Sonnet 10 - William Penn, an English philosopher and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, once said that, “For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.” He is saying that death is not the end of our lives, but just another stage. In the poem “Holy Sonnet 10” by John Donne, the poet talks to death itself and gives his opinion on his view of death and others’ views: it is something that cannot control anything, can be replaced by others things, and is not the end of a person’s life....   [tags: John Donne] 956 words
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Christianity vs. Islam - Swords clash, bombs explode, and governments disintegrate; the world is at war and God is the Commanding General for both sides. Past, present, and future, there is in fact a Holy War being waged. The combatants are not your typical organized armies, they are bodies of faith. Religious conflict has been a staple of existence since the beginning of time. Ted Hodges, expert in conflicts in history, said “Some of the worst wars, mass murders, and other outbreaks of violence in history have been motivated by religious hatred or revenge....   [tags: Religion]
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The Final Countdown - It’s the Final Countdown Will the world meet it’s maker December 21st, 2012. Is it the end of civilization as it is known. Rumors swirl through modern society, with new conspiracy theories unveiling each second. New York City is littered with the homeless baring signs declaring the end being nigh. Several different groups each have prophesied a day of doom upcoming in December. There are many possible outcomes but only one can happen and the other outcomes will be dust in the wind until the next scare or will vanish with the world....   [tags: Religion ]
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Matthew 17: 1-13 - Introduction The passage of this exegetical paper, Matthew 17:1-13, is the narrative of the transfiguration of Jesus on a mountain with three of His disciples Peter, James and John as witnesses. Literary Criticism Context Matthew 16:21-28, the passage before mine, Jesus had revealed to His disciples His upcoming suffering, death and resurrection. He informed them that His followers would have to take up their cross to be with Him. Carrying your cross in that period of time meant a torturous, painful and humiliating death, therefore, it meant being willing to die to follow Christ....   [tags: The Transfiguration of Jesus]
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The New Zombies - For many years, zombies have been the monster in the darkness, lighting up movie screens, and terrorizing people across the world with their actions. They are the infected. People without control, whose soul is departed but the body moves completely on instinct, and Zombies are more than just a figment of science fiction. Zombies are the product of human imagination for a creature that both defines humanity as a whole and as an individual. The word Zombie first started appearing in the English language officially in 1871, it started as a West African word written as “zumbi” and was “originally the name of a snake god” according to the Online Etymology Dictionary ....   [tags: monster, terror, morals, laws, society, death]
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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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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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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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ufo cults - The First Encounter Assignment #2 “Are we alone in the universe?” Scientists have been trying to answer this question for many years. As of now there has not been any rock solid evidence to prove that there is life outside this world, but there is an overwhelming amount of people that believe that there is life. People only believe that there is life outside earth, they don’t know there is. It is hard to know that extra terrestrials exist unless a person has an encounter with one. A person named Claude Vorilhon (Rael) had an encounter with an alien and was told that we were all experiments to the aliens....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Revelation - "Revelation, n. A famous book in which St. John the Divine concealed all that he knew. The revealing is done by the commentators, who know nothing."1 The book of Revelation, the only apocalypse among the twenty-seven books of the New Testament, has always occupied a marginal role within the field of Biblical interpretation. Its bizarre visions of beasts, dragons, plagues, and cataclysms have inspired poets and artists while confounding more traditionally minded scholars for centuries....   [tags: essays research papers] 1731 words
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Ray Bradbury’s There Will Come Soft Rains and James Tiptree Jr.'s The Last Flight of Dr. Ain - Ray Bradbury’s "There Will Come Soft Rains" and James Tiptree Jr.'s "The Last Flight of Dr. Ain" - Probable Futures of our World Since the beginning of time mankind has predicted the end of the universe. From early Christians to science fiction authors of the 20th century, each generation has had its own vision of how life on earth will cease to exist. In earlier times though, most apocalyptic ideas consisted of the "hand of God," or God’s figures punishing humankind for its sins and ending human existence....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Time Takes Its Toll on All in Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe - Time Takes Its Toll on All in Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allen Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" takes place in seven connected but carefully separated rooms. The significance of the number seven is apparent throughout our society. The bible chronicles the creation of the world in seven days, there are seven wonders of the world, colleges and universities divide learning into seven subjects and an individuals life is thought to have seven stages. Seven also symbolizes fear and doom as in the seven signs of the apocalypse....   [tags: Papers] 763 words
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Exposing the Hypocrisy of Religion in Emily Dickinson’s Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church - Exposing the Hypocrisy of Religion in Emily Dickinson’s Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church Who does society consider the faithful. Is it the man on the street corner screaming for everyone to repent their sins before the apocalypse. Is it the zealot who straps a bomb to his body, and walks into a crowded marketplace. Is it the monk who renounces all his worldly possessions, and takes refuge in a monastery. While these may be extreme examples of the faithful, they all have one thing in common; they are conveying their devotion in their own way....   [tags: Poem Poetry Analysis] 926 words
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Comparing Fire and Ice, Soldier's Home, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall, and Sunday Morning - Lessons from Fire and Ice, Soldier's Home, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall, and Sunday Morning Grasping for stability on the face of a chaotic universe, modernist writers believed that the traditional assumptions about family, war, society, and religion were no longer valid. Before, during, and after World War I, the modernists displayed the influences of scientific revolutions, familial upheaval, social reform, and philosophical questions. Religion was particularly decimated by the ravages of questioning....   [tags: The Jilting of Granny Weatherall]
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John Keats’ To Autumn and Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Ode to the West Wind - John Keats’ To Autumn and Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Ode to the West Wind Even though both John Keats’s “To Autumn” and Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind” are about the same season, they are very dissimilar. Keats’s poem concentrates on the creating power of autumn, and makes it seem a gentle season, while in Shelley’s poem death is a repeating image, and shows autumn’s destroying power. In “To Autumn”, Keats uses three stanzas of eleven lines each. The first seven lines of each stanza follow an ABABCDE rhyme-scheme....   [tags: Keats To Autumn Essays]
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Analysis Of 'he Matrix By The Wachowski Brothers, And Its Exploration Of Christianity - Analysis Of 'he Matrix By The Wachowski Brothers, And Its Exploration Of Christianity 'The Matrix', a 1999 film by the Wachowski Brothers, is a psychologically disturbing film that questions the reality of our existence. This film is a story with a moral plot, about a group of renegades fighting a noble battle for truth, and the liberation of the human race. The film revolves around a character called Thomas Anderson (also known online under the alias of 'Neo', a hacker) who appears to be completely normal - he has a normal, dull desk job by day, and at home he leads another life in front of his computer....   [tags: Papers] 1531 words
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