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Characters of Dark City - Characters of Dark City                          I did my book report on Dark City by Frank Lauria.  The main characters in the book were John Murdoch, Mr. Hand, and Mr. Book.  Since Murdoch woke up in the icy bathtub in a strange room, he has been suspicious of everything. He is wanted for a series of brutal murders which he can’t remember committing.  He later finds out that he posses a power called tuning, which allows you to stop time and alter peoples perceptions.  Sort of like brain manipulation.  He soon finds out that he is being pursued by an alien race who call themselves the Strangers.  They want him because he is immune to their brain manipulation, so he is a threat...   [tags: Dark City] 781 words
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Skepticism in the Movie, Dark City - ... He then tries to trace his identity by locating the Shell Beach. At the beginning, everyone in the dark city, such as the taxi driver and Uncle Karl, has no doubt in the existence of the Shell Beach. When John asks them the way to get to the Shell Beach, they realize that they know nothing about the “familiar” spot, but they still find excuses for the discrepancies. Later, John successfully escapes from the city and finds the Shell Beach is nothing but emptiness. Morality Dark City has drove us to think about problems that concerns the idea of morality....   [tags: God, hypothesis, cave] 2134 words
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Special Effects in Dark City - Dark City, directed by Alex Proya, is a sci-fi thriller full of visually extravagant and atmospheric special effects. The film illustrates a metropolis where its human inhabitants are always engulfed in the nightlife darkness because the sun does not exist. The city is controlled by extraterrestrials known as the Strangers, who disguise themselves as humans and are devoted to researching the human race via manipulation and experimentation. Dark City has a shadowy tone and comic book feel, which is reflected by all the film elements used by Proya....   [tags: Film Analysis, Movie Review]
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A Deconstructive Glance at Edgar Allan Poe's The City in the Sea - A Deconstructive Glance at Edgar Allan Poe's The City in the Sea Always mesmerizing, Edgar Allan Poe's poems range from deep and depressing to dark and grotesque. Certainly this is true of his poem “The City in the Sea,” which is dark in tone and ambiguous meaning. What does it mean, and where did Poe come up with his concept. There are many possible answers to this question, and interpretations include the phallic and yonic symbols of Freudian theory and the idea of biblical cities as source material exist....   [tags: City Sea]
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Analysis of Archibald Lampman's The City of the End of Things - Analysis of Archibald Lampman's The City of the End of Things     Iron Towers. Terrible flames.  Inhuman music, rising and falling.  Grim depths and abysses, where only night holds sway and gruesome creatures crawl before their awesome Master.  Through these disturbing images, and a masterful adaptation of the sonnet structure, Archibald Lampman summons forth The City of the End of Things.        The nameless City he creates is a place of mechanical slavery and despair, where Nature cannot exist, and human life is forfeit.  The place is a veritable Hell; no, worse than a hell - it is Tartarus.  By evoking the name of this, the most feared of realms in classical Mythology, Lamp...   [tags: City End of Things Essays Lampman Papers]
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Overview of the Dark Souls Videogame - Dark Souls is an infamously challenging action roleplaying video game produced by Namco. Set in an open world environment, Dark Souls - like it's spiritual predecessor, Demon's Souls - offers the player a formidable challenge while they explore the vast world of the game. Both Souls have been universally praised by critics and fans alike. In the words of Michael Thomsen for slate.com, "There is real beauty in Dark Souls. It reveals that life is more suffering than pleasure, more failure than success, and that even the momentary relief of achievement is wiped away by new levels of difficulty....   [tags: technology, video game, namco]
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Mature Themes in The Dark Knight - In a movie where good and evil are divided by a very thin line, the Dark Knight rises up to fight against injustice and corruption in Gotham City. An action sequel to the original Batman Begins, this installment is a lot darker filled with more explosion, twists, and suspense. For the first time, a comic has been integrated into the issues of the real world. With the help of District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant Gordon, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining mob members and clean the streets of Gotham for good....   [tags: Movie Analysis] 1017 words
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The Dark Knight Unraveled - ... Batman could have killed his enemy and become a dark character but instead he lets them live. This shows that although Batman had a tragic childhood, he did not let it take him. He was able to mature from it and see that doing what the villain does will not solve anything. Nolan’s Batman’s growth is a prime example of what happens to people in today’s society. Those who live in harsher parts of the world are forced to grow up at a young age. Many of these children live in parts where gang violence is a huge problem....   [tags: Christopher Nolan movies] 1317 words
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Themes of Dark They Were And Golden Eyed by Ray Bradbury - In the story Dark They Were And Golden Eyed, by Ray Bradbury, a great story that he develops themes of fear, change and symbol and label. The author uses techniques of similes, metaphors and personification that explain and convey them to the reader very powerfully. A clear and important theme developed in the story by Ray Bradbury through the use of personification is fear. In the sentence, ?The fear was never gone. it lay with Mr and Mrs Bittering, a third unbidden partner at every midnight talk?....   [tags: Dark They Were And Golden Eyed, by Ray Bradbury] 678 words
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Dark Fairyland - Faerûn is a lush land of rugged mountains and rolling hills, of vast deserts and dark forests, teeming cities and empty wilderness. It is a land of immense beauty and danger playing in the light of the ever-changing sun. A land where farmers and pioneers and city-folk alike ply their trade and live their quiet lives; where caravans twist across the landscape like giant slow-moving, bloated worms. Many brave and bold tales are told of those restless, adventurous young of all races who race headlong in their mad chase for something more; be it fame and fortune, escaping an abusive home(land), or simply answering the call of the road....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 589 words
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The Buried City of Pompei - “Volcanoes. Call them Alpha and Omega. The beginning and the end” (Pellegrino 3). Volcanoes have been found, studied, and erupting forever. Volcanoes are a well-known piece of nature, but have you ever been in a volcanic eruption before. The conditions are horrible, the sky is black, and the city goes dark. Likewise, the city of Pompeii had an eruption that radically changed the city. This made it considered to many people “The city frozen in time”. The tragic eruption of Pompeii has changed our culture and how we live life in this time period....   [tags: Volcano, Eruption, Italy] 626 words
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Film Analysis: City of God - City of God is an action-packed, drama-filled, Brazilian crime film that follows the lives of several young men whose lives all take a drastic turn as the city they once knew falls to drugs, crime, violence and corruption. In my essay I will focus on three young men in particular who all seemed to be consumed by the chaos that surrounds them. Through a series of hard hitting edits, sharp camera cuts, intense imagery and vivid storytelling, the film comes to life to portray the reality of life in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, and also helps to develop each characters persona....   [tags: brazilian crime, drugs, violence, corruption] 2123 words
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Venice: A Lagoon City - Venice – a lagoon city. There is hardly any city characterised by such opposing attributes as Venice. Many may consider Venice to be the city of love and a senic gem on the water, novels and films usually paint a different picture. The city frequently appears morbid, mysterious and dark. During winter and autumn fog occupies the whole city. Venice is used by many authors as a backdrop to create an environment of suspense and death. Venice is an allegory of death, decay and rot. The city itself represents the literary synonym of the deterioration of the architectural wonder....   [tags: geography, death in venice]
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The Road Into the Dark - But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Sole. For as they walk through the cobblestone streets, they whisper their goodbye to the great gardens and the uniform but inviting homes. There are no mansions or palaces because, to the people of Sole, all who dwell there live in mansions. The city itself, a palace. They enter the grand courtyard and slowly pass the fruit trees with the golden leaves shimmering in the moist breeze. The voice of wind blows in from the ocean on the Eastern shore of the city....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 976 words
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Super Hero Films: Dark Knight and The Avengers - ... It is obvious that there will be heroes saving lives in the Dark Knight and the Avengers since they are superhero films. However, there are some differences between the superheroes in term of their working structures and styles. In the Dark Knight, the ability of Batman to play his role as the hero of Gotham is depended on technology most of the time. He uses advanced technology to create his suit, vehicles, weapon and other gadgets that are essential for Batman. Without those items, he is no longer a hero but an ordinary human, except for the fact that he is a billionaire industrialist....   [tags: saving lives, grossing movies] 822 words
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Similarities Between The Dark Knight and the 9/11 Attacks - Introduction: In 2005 Christopher Nolan spearheaded the commercial re-boot of the Batman franchise with the movie Batman Begins, the movie achieved wide critical acclaim, and, subsequently generated, talk of a sequel. In the summer of 2008, after a vast amount of advertising and viral marketing, the highly anticipated sequel was finally released. The film 'The Dark Knight' grossed almost $67,165,092 in its first day and went on to break countless box office records. Later the next year the film won 2 Oscars and was nominated for a further 6, one award won was the 'Best Supporting Actor' award which the late Heath Ledger posthumously received, for his portrayal of the 'Joker'....   [tags: Film Analysis] 2223 words
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How Batman (Dark Knight Trilogy) is a Failed Hero - ... (Batman Begins Wiki) He goes out of his way to do whatever it takes to stop them. He breaks into Arkham Asylum to confront Jonathan Gray, who is a doctor that creates a toxin designed to go into Gotham's water supply. When the police officers of Gotham attempts to apprehend Batman show up, he fights them off and escapes in the Batmobile. Later another colossal event in Batman Begins takes place when Batman fights Ra's al Ghul on a runaway train heading straight towards the center of Gotham City, Wayne Tower....   [tags: unorthodox, crime, villian, damage, environment] 1007 words
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A Tale Of Two Cities and The Dark Knight Rises - “It was the worst of times it was the best of times.”(book). In the book A Tale Of Two Cities innocents were killed, abused and imprisoned. This book had a hero and a bad guy. The hero was Sydney Carton and the bad people were probably the revolutionaries, Madame Defarge and Monsieur Defarge. In the movie The Dark Knight Rises innocents, were also killed but in several different ways. In this movie, the bad guy was Bane and his accomplices, and the hero was Batman. In the book A Tale Of Two Cities the ways that they would kill people were that they would behead them and they would hang them or they would let them rot in prison....   [tags: innocents, bad guy, hero] 572 words
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Comparsion of Forrest Gump and The Dark Knight Rises - ... They both literally and figuratively conceal the person’s true identity. It’s also noteworthy that Batman’s mask covers his entire face except the mouth area, and Bane’s mask only covers the mouth. Ethan Gach gave his review of The Dark Knight Rises on ordinary-gentlemen.com on July 24, 2012. This is what he had to say about the symbol; “The arc of Nolan’s trilogy begins with Bruce Wayne’s becoming the Batman (a symbol), moves onto his being the Batman (forced ultimately to sacrifice that symbol), and then ends with his becoming Bruce Wayne again (and ultimately the purifying and rebirth of the symbol).” Batman is not the typical archetype of a superhero; he’s more like a normal guy and...   [tags: symbolism, mask, society, freedom] 536 words
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Computer Generated Imagery: Transformers Dark of the Moon - Computer Generated Imagery: Transformers Dark of the Moon In 2007, history was born. In a less climatic way, Transformers, an American science fiction action film based on the toy line was debuted. The sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was released in the summer of 2009. Two years later, the third installment of the live action series, Transformers Dark of the Moon was released. In present day, enthusiastic fans await the arrival of the fourth installment of the Transformers film series, Transformers Age of Extinction....   [tags: film analysis, american science fiction] 1918 words
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The Most Beautiful Time of Life in Alice Dark's The Gloaming - ... The gloaming is the time of day right before the day ends, when the sky is beautiful and purple. This is a used as a metaphor of his life. “Perhaps gloomy was more appropriate for the mood in which that these two had found their selves.” Laird is at the end of his young life, he is going to die soon and he knows it, which is why he spends his last days with his mother talking about anything and everything. They talk about life, love, and their family as well. “He forgives his father. He also is redeeming himself for not having known his mother better by talking to her each evening, and giving her a greater sense of self in doing so.” They are able to open up to each other in a way that...   [tags: death, AIDS, family]
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Lisa Bright & Dark - John Neufeld is the author of “Lisa Bright & Dark”. He lives and works in New York City these days. He was educated at Yale. His style of writing are usually touching stories. Finding information about John Neufeld is quite difficult since the Internet nor the book has provided any help whatsoever. Lisa Shilling is the main character of this book. She is just sixteen as she slowly loses her mind. Lisa is quite an example of teenager with problems which is why she’d be classified as a very real character....   [tags: essays research papers] 774 words
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The Technical Quality of The Dark Knight - ... At one point in the film The Joker tells Batman about the kidnapping of Harvey and Rachel; the police notice that Batman is about to start punishing The Joker, so that he will confess where he is hiding them. The the climax of the film arrives; The Joker puts bombs in two large sail boats. One of the boats is carrying innocent people from the city, and the other is carrying criminals from the jail. The Joker tests them by having them choose to blow up the boat opposite the boat from their own and to try to prove a point to Batman that the civilians are only as good as the world allows them to be....   [tags: characters, conflict, camera] 1410 words
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The Age of Faith: The Dark Ages - From the fifth to the fifth teen century, Western Europe went through a period called the Age of Faith, also known as the “dark ages”. The church wanted more power and authority, and that implicated a few changes. Not only did the internal structure of the church change, but so did the external. Thus the Age of Faith was simulated, and encouraged battles and adventures. This age was influenced by many factors, such as the reforming of the church, rebuilding of the church, and the crusades. Basic principles had to be returned to the church, as there were still many issues....   [tags: chuch, power, reforming, rebuilding]
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The Dark Side of the Moon Landing - The Dark Side of the Moon Landing The Final Frontier In 1969, The United States successfully sent the first manned mission to the moon. It was a long time coming, a product of the Cold War’s Space Race. The Cold War began in 1947, between the Soviet Union and the United States. There was no actual fighting in the Cold War, just political conflict, military coalitions, and numerous competitions of brain rather than brawn. Among these competitions is the most famous Space Race. Although the Cold War commenced in 1947, the Space Race did not begin until 1955....   [tags: NASA, Moon Landing, United States]
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The Relatability in The Dark Knight - In The Dark Knight, the second film of Christopher Nolan's trilogy, Batman (Christian Bale) teams up with Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) and district attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) to clean up the streets of Gotham City. However, a wrench is thrown into their plans with the appearance of the incredibly disturbed and sadistic criminal known as The Joker (Heath Ledger), who aims to stop their “war on crime” by causing destruction and havoc. He begins his crime spree with a bank robbery and then uses the money he gets from it to stage a variety of devastating stunts....   [tags: film, batman, realistic]
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A Citizen of New York City - A Citizen of New York City I am proud to be a citizen of New York City. I am especially proud in this time of war, when so many of our brothers, sons, nephews, and friends are off fighting for this fine country of ours. It is saddening to see the countless obituaries of not only those killed in the war, but also of those whose lives have been taken [by] this epidemic that seems to have an insatiable hunger for human lives. I, along with numerous of my fellow citizens, have become more and more distraught to see the amount of death and destruction that has entered this fine city along with the war and this epidemic of influenza, both of which have created a dark cloud that casts a constant s...   [tags: Journalism Media Studies Influenza Health Essays] 860 words
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The Dark Tower by Stephen King - The Dark Tower – Stephen King The Dark Tower is a series of stories that follow the main character, Roland "The Last Gunslinger", as he travels across a harsh desert on a mission to find the "man in black". His mission is to make it safely to the Tower in order to save himself and the very existence of the universe. The entire series revolves around the tower and how essential it is. The tower is a central point where different planes of existence merge and if Roland doesn't make it there before it gets destroyed then everything else will be destroyed along with it....   [tags: Literature]
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The Dark Side of the Olympics - The Olympics are an inspiration to many people. Olympics give young people an opportunity to dream that it could one day be them standing on the podium. They have the power to unite people from around the world to celebrate with pride the achievements of amateur athletes. This all sounds great but there is a dark side to the Olympics that needs to be considered. What used to be a celebration of amateur sport has turned into a commercial enterprise that caters to the interests of the wealthy and big business over the average citizen....   [tags: Olympics, ] 898 words
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Simulation Proliferation and the City - Simulation Proliferation and the City Mr. Hand wears all black, is tall, thin, and pale. He floats around a dark city and ends far too many lines with a creepy self-affirming “yesss.” In Dark City (Alex Proyas 1998) we see over and over again indications of the tropes and repetitions that make up the urban/filmic imagination. Not quite vampires, not quite grey aliens, not quite business men, not quite religious, not quite serial murderers, Mr. Hand and the other Strangers seem to be archetypal characters of the city....   [tags: Essays Papers] 3651 words
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Greek History: The Dark Ages - Over sixty percent of the English words have originated from the Greek language. Many of these words came into the English language through the poetry and theater plays done in ancient Greece. The Greek plays have been shaped by historical events and their tragic past and put into one story. The ancient Greek theater demonstrated historical events and poems in the form of plays like in The Cyclops and performed them for the audience’s entertainment and awareness. Greek history has shown many tragic events over the course of time....   [tags: greek language, mycenaeans] 1208 words
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James Thomson’s Poem, City of Dreadful Night - James Thomson’s poem ‘The City of Dreadful Night’ heavily features pessimism, uncertainty and restless toward the transition of modernisation going through the country. The uncertainty reflects the changes taking place in Victorian Era; the poem was written in 1873, only a few decades after the Industrial Revolution had taken place. Not only that, but also doubt and scepticism about religion was emerging into public discourse along with new scientific and intellectual ideas breaking though (Wild)....   [tags: literaray analysis ]
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Motifs of Light and Dark - Harry Mulisch, through his novel The Assault, conveys the Nazi Occupation in the Netherlands in 1945 giving full emphasis on the impact to people’s lives. Anton Steinwijk, the protagonist of the novel, experiences traumatic experience when the military assaulted and killed his whole family. His wish to leave what has happened to him in the past is influenced largely by his devastation and undesirable perception of the war from what he has experienced. Additionally, people around Anton also encourage him to expect a peaceful future, away from the war....   [tags: Harry Mulisch's The Assault]
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Powerful Figures: The Dark Knight - Since time immemorial, people have been generating images and stories of strong figures that they can look up to. These powerful figures are often referred to as heroes. While the presentation of these heroes and their traditional mythological stories are different from those of modern day fiction, the principles that guide these heroes and make up their stories are very much the same. This paper will examine attempt to show how this is the case, particularly with the hero known as the Dark Knight: Batman....   [tags: batman, greek mythology]
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Trip to New York City - Trip to New York City Getting prepared and ready to explore something new is just minor compared to the actual adventure for a senior anticipating the departure of their school trip. I was a member along with 30 other classmates of the co-curricular group called Business Professionals of America, a club organized through our school. Our teachers, club officers, and all of the members had been planning and fundraising for our trip to New York City for months. The excitement grew more and more as each day got closer to take off....   [tags: Personal Narrative Descriptive NYC Culture] 1022 words
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Carson McCullers' Dark Love - Carson McCullers was a well-known writer who came from the South; she became famous overnight after she wrote her first book: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. She wrote many different types of books during her lifetime, with over a dozen books and numerous essays, most of them often touched on the topic of love. Though she wrote about love, it was the typical type of love that you’d expect such as romanticism, but rather, it was the dark type of love (Source 4). Many critics might question why she chose to write those dark and gloomy books; it was because of her love-struggling life that she endured....   [tags: Author Biography]
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The Empty City - ... That’s when the shadows attacked. All around him the darkness started to shift and take form they became tangible beings. Small, lumbering creatures that had large diamond shape eyes that seemed to stare into your very core. They seemed to murmur something under their very breathe. “Heart…We want his heart… Heart….” This left Lucien dumbstruck not knowing what to do in the situation that arose. His only thought was to run and that’s what he did. Lucien sprinting through the city’s empty streets took cover in the nearest building, an inn by the name of Silver’s Stay....   [tags: short story] 1147 words
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The Dark Knight: Brilliant Movie that Sets a New Standard in the Superhero Film Genre - “Some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just wanna watch the world burn...” Having artfully explored the origins of the caped crusader in Batman Begins, director Christopher Nolan puts Gotham City under a completely new perspective in The Dark Knight, the thrilling second instalment of his superb reinvention of the superhero franchise. Gotham has returned to a state of fraudulence and criminality. Crime lurks at every corner....   [tags: films, movies] 1013 words
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The History of Urban Planning - Evidence of urban planning exists since antiquity. In ancient Greece the first settlements grew to be cities were following no particular urban plans mainly with the exception of their acropolises. However excess population growth in these city states lead to the colonization wave of the mediterranean during what is known as classical antiquity. The colonies were founded by their metropolises after carefully selecting their locations, providing access to natural resources (minerals, fertile lands, water) and trading routes....   [tags: streets, city, zoning] 826 words
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Dark Tourism - Dark Tourism is defined by Foley and Lennon (2000) as "the phenomenon which encompasses the presentation and consumption (by visitors) of real and commodified death and disaster sites." Tarlow (2005, Pg 48) ascertains that it is "visitations to places where tragedies or historically noteworthy death has occurred and that continue to impact our lives." Dark Tourism is a relatively new term to academic research so at these early stages it is still not well-defined. The two most scholarly definitions I have included are still loose and slightly vague, although these interpretations have increased debate and research into this area....   [tags: Social Issues, Grief Tourism] 2007 words
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What´s Dark Tourism? - ... These destinations range from London to Poland and beyond. Many destinations are related to wars, but also to torture, like the Jack the Ripper exhibition in the London Dungeon. Destinations that are related to wars are for example the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland and the Cu Chi tunnels in Vietnam. Other famous destinations of dark tourism in Asia are Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan, the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall in China, the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Cambodia and the sites of the Jeju Uprising in South Korea....   [tags: visiting death and tragedy places] 1241 words
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New York City - When you associate anything with New York City it is usually the extraordinary buildings that pierce the sky or the congested sidewalks with people desperate to shop in the famous stores in which celebrities dwell. Even with my short visit there I found myself lost within the Big Apple. The voices of the never-ending attractions call out and envelop you in their awe. The streets are filled with an atmosphere that is like a young child on a shopping spree in a candy store. Although your feet swelter from the continuous walking, you find yourself pressing on with the yearning to discover the 'New York Experience'....   [tags: Descriptive Personal Narrative Essays] 558 words
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Mexico City's Environment and the Media - Media portrayal of Mexico City is very alarming. Americans are fearful to have any kind of communication or connections with the city. Especially when they hear the media talk about the high volume of violence occurring in Mexico City. It affects the interest of great corporations, and the partnership with the United States and many other countries that might want any kind of engagement with the City. Mexico City is home of beautiful culture and traditional history, the attractions are the main reason why tourists visit, but few years ago there has been a decline in tourist rates....   [tags: violence, pollution, crime]
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Oklahoma City and Low-Tech Terrorism - Oklahoma City and Low-Tech Terrorism Abstract: Ammonium nitrate can be a very beneficial compound when used correctly. It has allowed American farmers to produce more and better agricultural products for decades. The Oklahoma City bombing revealed ammonium nitrate's dark side, however. That bomb, constructed from basic fertilizer, awakened America to the dangers of the common compound. It also caused America to loose its innocence of domestic terrorism. On April 21, 1995, America was forced to come to grips with terrorism on a scale never before witnessed on American soil....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1201 words
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An Adventure in New York City - ... I saw people scurrying to grab a taxi, talking on the phone, or even listening to their stereos around their shoulders and it seemed as if they were all lost in their own worlds. Most of the men were all dressed up in their bright black, Louis vitton suits with briefcases in their right arms and iphone 5’s on the other, while the women were walking in high black stiletto heels, and you could even hear their shoes striking the ground one after the other from miles away. The enormous sky-scrapers around me covered the blanket of grey clouds above us....   [tags: short story] 558 words
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City of Salia Wakens to Death - The sun peeks over the tops of the tree-covered mountainside of the seventh month, its rays reaching into the far corners of the city of Salia. Birds chirp melodically in the distance, singing the song of the arriving day. Listening closely, the distant cries of the animals waking in the fresh sunlight can be heard. The clock tower stands tall in the center of town, the hour hand reaching its way ever so slowly toward the seven o' clock mark. The city is slowly coming to life, first hundreds, then thousands begin to swarm the streets; millions of citizens still lie at rest in their beds....   [tags: personal narrative] 2760 words
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The Dark Knight - "The Dark Knight" is grimly magisterial. It's a summer blockbuster that contemplates near-total civic disaster: Crowds surge, tractor-trailers flip, and buildings explode, but the pop violence feels heavy, mournful. Light barely escapes the film's gravitational pull. Yet flitting through this 10-ton expressionist murk is a diseased butterfly with stringy hair and a maniacal giggle. Played by a dead actor, he's the most alive thing here. It's not quite fair to say that the late Heath Ledger steals "The Dark Knight" from Christian Bale and the forces of (problematic) good, but, as the Joker, he is the movie's animating principle and anarchic spark - an unstoppable force colliding with the immo...   [tags: Movie Film Review] 1023 words
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Death as an Indisputable Ruler in The City in the Sea by Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allan Poe is best known for his short stories in a genre of Gothic fiction or Gothic horror. Poe is considered to be an interpreter of the genre as he managed to change and to renovate it by focusing on the psychology of his characters rather than on the traditional Gothic fiction elements. The theme of death is cross-cutting throughout the works of Edgar Allan Poe. His poem The City in the Sea is no exception to that rule. A well known critic T. Frederick Keefer claimed: “Edgar Allan Poe's The City in the Sea is one of the most effective products of his poetic genius and craftsmanship, but it is also the least understood of his major works.” (3, p....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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