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Androgyny in James Baldwin's Here be Dragons - Androgyny in James Baldwin's Here be Dragons The piece by James Baldwin titled “Here Be Dragons” was amazing and I definitely recommend reading it. Baldwin’s piece is mainly a plea for understanding. He argues that within every person there is a little bit of the opposite; for instance, inside every male is a little bit of femininity, just as there is some masculinity within every female. Baldwin also mentions how, many times, the things we fear are things present inside of ourselves that we wish were not....   [tags: Here Dragons] 508 words
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Loneliness and Isolation in Baldwin’s, Here be Dragons - Loneliness and Isolation in Baldwin’s, Here be Dragons I am not a targeted minority and I have never felt discriminated against, but I certainly have found my self weighed down, unable to keep up, in the constant rush and roar that is our society. I have felt isolated and left behind by everything around me, and this utter loneliness is not something that is easy to deal with. This loneliness inevitably turns to self-hatred as I ask myself why I can’t keep pace with everyone else when they seem to be doing just fine....   [tags: Here Dragons] 673 words
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The Truth About Dragons - Dragons and dinosaurs, myth and fact, real and story- how do you separate the truth from fiction. You have heard of Cowboys and Indians, but how about Cowboys and Dragons or a snake-eating dragon from Egypt. Could there be another Nessie. This paper will bring up some interesting and often contradictory theories about Dragons. Starting with the thoughts of Evolutionists, then historical references and Biblical commentaries about dragons. This paper will then give an amazingly descriptive account of the Biblical Leviathan and finally present the possibility that dragons/dinosaurs might not be extinct....   [tags: Dragon Essays]
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Conception of Dragons in Different Cultures - A brush of wind comes whistling through the forest, the trees quivering from the cold as wolves rush away towards safety as a low, tempting roar broke through the small patch of land. Four paws slammed against the ground, tail swatting back and forth as men come to fight the large, reptilian brute who bares not only a flaming breath, but wings to give it flight. Dragons are known in every belief and no matter where one has lived, they know about some sort of form of the mythological beast. From European to Japanese, it seems as if everyone has their own story for the creatures of scales....   [tags: Fairy Tales, Germany, Asia]
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Dragons: A Global Phenomenon - Human idealism has been the spawn of hundreds of mythical creature’s, crafting representations and symbolism with each new beast. Creature’s became the living embodiment of values that were held highly, often falling into folklore that involved human interests. One of the most globally used, and recognized creatures’s in our history is the dragon. A creature that not only appears in a variety of cultures, but has individual symbolism and traits attuned with each. Even today the idea of what is a dragon can differ from each individual....   [tags: Mythology ]
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Dragons Lived Alongside Men - Many centuries ago in what would one day become known as Eastern Europe, Dragon lived along side men, and men feared and hunted them almost to the point of extinction. The Dragonkind who were as intelligent as men and much stronger and yet they respected men and while not fearing them did not seek to dominate them and only attacked their herds when they had no other choice. It was in these days of the waning of the dragons a prophecy was made by a dying dragon chieftain that a human raised by dragon would lead them to a new home one in which they would live in harmony with the human and his descendants....   [tags: fantasy,] 1677 words
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Costs and Requirements of Caring for Bearded Dragons - Bearded Dragons are becoming quite a common pet. Bearded Dragons can come in many different morphs or colors. Bearded Dragons are a very docile reptile. In addition, it is very easy to take care of in comparison with other reptiles. There several things a person would need to start a breeding pair of Bearded Dragons. Such as, two Bearded Dragons, a food source, a habitat, lighting, and incubation area. In addition, breeding requires other special aspects like making sure that there is one female and one male....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Dragons: Misunderstood Beauties - The dragons that we come across in our lives can be just as menacing and terrifying as one would imagine a dragon to be. They rear their beastly heads, breathe the scalding fire that threatens to burn everything in it’s path, and menace our lives with an unparalleled sense of fury. We are not all born princes, the ones who defeat the dragons with a sweep of their magical swords, filled with a bravery and courage that only a prince can possess. Nor are we all damsels in distress, needing the prince to come and save us from the monster that some evil force has enforced to keep us trapped in a castle forever....   [tags: Literature] 1951 words
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How Can Dragons Breathe Fire? - ... Dragon type fossils scientists have found lead them to believe this next theory. The fossils still have the teeth, most importantly the grinding teeth of the dragon type animal and scientist have been able to do some research and figure out what was on their grinding teeth and what they had been grinding. They found powdered rock, in particular large traces of platinum, which is a catalyst of fire . It’s a huge break through because that sediment on the creatures grinding contain those traces of platinum which some scientists believe the dragons got the fire from....   [tags: heat, fuel, and an oxidizing agent]
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Game of Thrones: The Birth of the Mother of Dragons - ... At Drogo’s funeral, there are a few Dothraki who still follow Daenerys. There she decides to destroy her last possessions of any value to her, three dragon eggs, and the witch who stole her husband and son’s lives. Finally, she is unable to move on without him, so she joins him in the fire. When the flames at last settle, what rises from the ashes is three baby dragons and the newly reborn Daenerys, the Mother of Dragons. Works Cited Anglberger, Albert J.J. and Alexander Hieke. “Lord Eddard Stark, Queen Cersei Lannister: Moral Judgments from Different Perspectives.” Game of Thrones and Philosophy: Logic Cuts Deeper Than Swords....   [tags: cultural theory, Daenerys Targaryen]
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Dragons In America - Dragons in America Monsters or dragons in present day America are feared .Monsters in America consist of politicians, celebrities, and criminals. In America they are portrayed through media, television, and movies. Monsters in America are feared but can also be seen as a source of entertainment. Media and entertainment create most of the fear in Americans. In the news we hear of shooting, killings, and rapes everyday. The media always gives a very in depth look a each incident to satisfy the audiences every wonder....   [tags: essays research papers] 588 words
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Dragons - Dragons What’s the first thing people think when they hear the word “dragon?” Most Americans and Europeans probably envision a huge scaly green beast, one that sits on a hoard of golden treasures and breathes fire. Asians are more likely to think of a benevolent snake-like creature, one that controls rains and rivers. And some people will think of the dragons in movies, or in books, which come in innumerable shapes, sizes, and dispositions. Practically every culture on Earth has dragons of some kind....   [tags: Expository Animals History Essays]
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Chen Rong's The Nine Dragons - Chen Rong's The Nine Dragons Mysteries within mysteries, this is the gateway to understanding. -LaoZi (Harbaugh) Reading the Dao de Jing can be a daunting task for one who is unaccustomed to such simple riddles, as the Chinese language is so well designed to supply. The Dao de Jing itself is a collection of sayings, pearls of wisdom, which are intended to promote contemplation, an expanding of ones observational prowess, and eventually a total realization of the Dao. The Dao is the energy or being of the universe....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Myth of the Almighty Dragons and God - The Myth of the Almighty Dragons and God An ear-piercing scream rang throbbing through the forest branches. Twigs snapped and cracked like brittle bones. The gusts of wind whipped up the smooth sand into blinding clouds of grit, as the white foam swirled amongst it, mingling together like storm clouds. The tribe slowed down to a jog and looked warily at their ominous surroundings. The impending trees' branches entwined like spidery fingers, clawing at the overcast sky in an upward spiral....   [tags: Papers] 1149 words
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Go Dragons, Win State - Go Dragons, Win State The championship is a 32-team, single-elimination tournament featuring 13 automatic qualifiers from 11 Division I affiliated conferences, two automatic independent qualifiers, and 17 at-large berths. The tournament bracket will be released at 5:00 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, March 8. SCHEDULE: First-Round on Wednesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 15, with eight games: 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 8:45 p.m., and 10:30 p.m. (Note: Last two games on Thursday are at 8 p.m....   [tags: Papers] 926 words
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Dragons Legacy - Foreword In the days of the Ancients there was a race like no other, for they were blessed with a unique gift of being able to speak and understand Dragon Tongue. Rumors spread about these magical folk, penetrating right into the heart of the Evil Lord’s great fortress in the Dark Lands. Evil Lord Malus Dominus heard of this race, and he became worried. All knew that dragons were a superior race that could be only be defeated by immortals. They were the strongest creatures alive. If these folk were to forge an alliance with the dragons he would surely perish....   [tags: essays research papers] 2259 words
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Yes Virginia, Dragons Do Exisit - Yes Virginia, Dragons Do Exisit Dragon--even mentioning the word strikes terror into the very center of the hearts of some men. But to others, a dragon is nothing more than a make-believe fairy tale, or a mystical monster. Recently, startling, new, scientific discoveries have shed light on this controversial subject. Dragons, Do They Really Exist. This study, compiled of shocking new facts, seems to prove that the animals known as the dragon, does, in fact, exist. Though the dragon may be large (approximately 45 feet long, 10 feet wide), it is extremely light and aerodynamic....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 861 words
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A Comparison of 'The Skeleton Key’ and ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ - A Comparison of 'The Skeleton Key’ and ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ ‘The Skeleton Key’: Horror ‘Dungeons and Dragons’: Fantasy-Adventure-Action In ‘The Skeleton Key’ poster there is only one actress who is standing and looking into a key hole (facing the camera). She looks scared but also anxious and worried with tension. She also looks like she intensely desires to know what’s behind the Key hole. The woman is wearing dark clothes and jewelry signifying that this film is a horror....   [tags: Papers] 1822 words
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A Mythical Culture - A brush of wind comes whistling through the forest, the trees quivering from the cold as wolves rush away towards safety as a low, tempting roar broke through the small patch of land. Four paws slammed against the ground, tail swatting back and forth as men come to fight the large, reptilian beast who bares not only a flaming breath, but wings to give it flight. Dragons are known in every culture and no matter where one has lived, they know about some sort of form of the mythological beast. From European to Japanese, it seems as if everyone has their own story for the creatures of scales....   [tags: dragons, mythological beasts]
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Dragons in Beowulf and in Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene - Dragons in Beowulf and in Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene When one usually thinks of a dragon, one thinks of dragon-slayers, adventure, damsels in distress, and cheap fantasy novels. Dragons in literature have not always been used for such meaningless entertainment. There are many precedents for dragons in medieval literature, two of the most prominent being in the Old English poem Beowulf and in Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene. In both of these epic poems, dragons play major antagonistic roles....   [tags: Beowulf Spenser Faerie Queene Essays]
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Fundamentalist Christians and Negative Conceptions of Dungeons & Dragons - Fundamentalist Christians and Negative Conceptions of Dungeons & Dragons This paper is an attempt to explain the negative conceptions about role-playing games, especially claims that the games are Satanic. I will be using many primary sources from the Internet, most of which are from Christian websites, to determine precisely what is being claimed about the games. I will be using more academic sources in order to try to explain where the claims are coming from. As the websites primarily focus on Dungeons & Dragons (henceforth noted as D&D), I too will focus on this game....   [tags: Christianity Religion Essays]
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Mythological Creatures - Often when people think of mythology, they think of the gods and goddesses. However, there is a wide variety of mythological creatures. There are many different types of creatures in mythology including monsters, animals, giants, dragons, and automatons. Many mythological creatures are used in movies and books today. That is why knowledge of these creatures may be useful. The many types of creatures and the movies and books that they can be seen in today are what make mythological creatures an incredibly in depth topic....   [tags: mythology, automatons, giants, dragons, monster]
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Fantastic Elements of Saint George and The Dragon - Fantastic Elements of Saint George and The Dragon        Margaret Hodges adapted "Saint George and The Dragon" from its original work that was written by Edmund Spencer. "Saint George and The Dragon" is a short story that was published in 1984. Margaret Hodges, who adapted this fantastic literature, is from North America. " Saint George and The Dragon" shows many characteristic of Magical Realism; however, it is Fantastic Literature.   "Saint George and The Dragon" is similar to Magical Realism because the characters within the story treat the events as a normal occurrence....   [tags: Saint George and The Dragon]
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How to Train your Dragon - In the film, How to Train Your Dragon, the Vikings are at war, fighting for their institutions and peace from their existential threat, the Dragons. The Vikings are in a society in which the institutions reflect their historical struggles and have shaped them to be close-minded to any peaceful interaction with Dragons. Thus, in How to Train Your Dragon, the institutions that the Vikings had, represented what Rousseau saw as being a society with a self-interest social contract of the majority. This causes estrangement between their civilization and the Dragons....   [tags: Film Review, Vikings] 1428 words
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How to Train Your Dragon - “How to Train Your Dragon” – something everybody would want to learn, especially if one could train a Night Fury. Set in the mythical world of muscular Vikings and almighty dragons, this animated comedic action movie narrates about how the unlikely friendship between a Viking teenager, Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and a dragon changes his life (Dragon, 2010). The main setting of this movie is the island Berk, home of the Viking warriors for seven generations. They are tough and every one of them is dedicated to one thing; killing the evil, destructive dragons which would raid their food and burn their buildings every now and then....   [tags: Film Analysis]
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Caroline by Neil Gainman - ... This story also demonstrates that what matters in a person is not how they look, but how they act. Bruno Bettelheim, a famous psychologist, feels that "Fairy tales have unequaled value, because they offer new dimensions to the child's imaginations which would be impossible for him to discover as truly on his own. Even more he can structure his daydreams and with them give better direction to his life," (305). Fairy tales give more vivid and fantastical images than most stories. This is shown in The Treasury of Fairy Tales: Thumbelina: "She gave the woman a seed to plant, and lo and behold , a single flower soon shot up....   [tags: fairy tales, dragos]
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Marina Warner's The Dragon Empress - Marina Warner's The Dragon Empress At the age of sixteen, the beautiful and elegant T’zu-hsi entered the Forbidden City in Peking. The daunting walls, enormous buildings and massive pillars loomed around her as she walked deeper and deeper into its confines. She entered the palace as a timid young girl, but it was from within these walls that she would keep her claws around all of China. Marina Warner describes the life of this ruthless enchantress in The Dragon Empress, an essential read for understanding Chinese culture during the 18th and early 19th centuries....   [tags: Marina Warner The Dragon Empress]
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Red Dragon by Thomas Harris - Red Dragon by Thomas Harris The novel Red Dragon by author Thomas Harris has 454 pages and I have divided them into 4 sections. The first section of this book will be 113 pages long and consist of exactly 10 chapters....   [tags: Harris Red Dragon] 1713 words
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Sterling Seagrave's Dragon Lady - Empress Dowager Tzu His Exposed in Sterling Seagrave's Dragon Lady China’s great ancient empire has been the source of stories, fables, and fascination throughout the world for generations. The Asian culture has a long history of powerful leaders and ruthless battles making it one of the longest standing powers that the world has ever known. Yet, what took centuries to create was destroyed during the reign of a single ruler, plunging the country into chaos and confusion. The one who often is believed to have generated this collapse is the Empress Dowager Tzu His, the last Empress of China....   [tags: Sterling Seagrave Dragon Lady] 592 words
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The Reluctant Dragon - The Reluctant Dragon GRADE LEVEL: This is a relatively short book and would be good for third or forth graders or for someone at an intermediate reading level. This packet will be designed for third graders. SYNOPSIS: The setting of this book takes place in medieval times in a small English village. It's about a boy, his mother and father, a dragon, a dragon slayer, and the people of the village. It all begins when the father of the boy discovers a dragon in a cave in the countryside. The father tells the boy and the boy proceeds to go and find the dragon....   [tags: Book Report Dragon Essays Children's Books] 1006 words
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Saint George and the Dragon as Fantastic Literature - Saint George and the Dragon as Fantastic Literature       Set "in the days when monsters and giants and fairy folk lived," Margaret Hodges' tale Saint George and the Dragon brings to the world of children Edmund Spenser's classic Faerie Queene. Retold in children's format in 1984, Saint George and the Dragon is based upon Spenser's English legend of the sixteenth century. Through examination of the characteristics that describe fantastic and magical realist literature, a more concise understanding of magical realism can be obtained....   [tags: Saint George and the Dragon Essays]
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Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon: The Life of J.R.R. Tolkien - Many writers use fiction as a release for creativity and to escape the boring reality of their lives. Very few writers have lives more interesting than their works. J.R.R. Tolkien, the creator of Middle-earth, is an exception to that pattern. He was simply a remarkable man. He had many different aspects of his career, he was a fantastic writer, and he left behind a massive legacy. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s parents, Arthur and Mabel Tolkien, moved to South Africa after Arthur was promoted at the bank for which he worked (Doughan 1)....   [tags: High Fantasy, Elvish Language]
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Beowulf and The Dragon - The name and story of Beowulf is acknowledged by many to be both a great read and story of the hardships and perils of the old Anglo-Saxon era. Just the name Beowulf sparks an interest and immediately brings to mind images of battles and war. Also, Beowulf is a good model example of leadership and bravery that can still be translated into good practices by today’s standards. The fact that the story has lasted over 1,200 years is a testament to the power it holds in enrapturing the mind and the lessons that the legend contains....   [tags: Epic Poems, Grendel, Anglo-Saxon] 917 words
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Dragon - Prologue My feet pounded the ground. Hard. Over and over again. Every impact sent a jolt of pain up my legs. My breathing came in rapid, wheezing gasps. I wanted to barf. My stomach felt as if it had been cut open. My throat burned as if a thousand white-hot needles had been stabbed into it and left there. My right arm hung uselessly at my side. The moonless night sky was sprinkled with stars which disappeared as I entered the thick forest. Blood pouring from my shoulder painted a trail behind me, marking every step I took....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 785 words
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The Eyes of the Dragon - “A kingdom is in turmoil as the old King Roland dies and its worthy successor, Prince Peter, must do battle to claim what is rightly his. Plotting against him is the evil Flagg and his pawn, young Prince Thomas. Yet with every plan there are holes – like Thomas’s terrible secret. And the determined Prince Peter, who is planning a daring escape from his imprisonment…” (very first page) The sequence of events that occur in the plot go like this: Two sons are born from Queen Sasha and King Roland, Prince Peter then Prince Thomas....   [tags: essays research papers] 1021 words
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Beowulf and the Dragon - Beowulf and the Dragon Beowulf is a poem about strength and courage. This is illustrated in the eighth section of the story called “Beowulf and the Dragon.” A slave, a hero and a dragon play a big role in this section. The characters are well developed, as is the setup for the conclusion of the poem. In the scene, “Beowulf and the Dragon,” a slave guilty of wrongdoing has to steal to earn his freedom and be forgiven for what he has done wrong. The slave decides to steal a beautiful cup to pay off his mistake, which was probably murder....   [tags: Anglo Saxon Strength Poems Essays] 551 words
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Eyes Of The Dragon - There is not a specific tome period for this book but it must take place back when there was kings ruling a city or town, so around the 1300's. The kingdom was called Delain and in the beginning of the story it was ruled by Roland the Good. Most of the story takes place inside this kingdom; there is only a small part of the story told outside of it. Roland was the ruler of this kingdom in the beginning of the book and he is kind of a party animal. He drank often and when he did drink he drank a lot....   [tags: Book Review] 921 words
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Dragon Age: Origins - If you haven’t played Dragon Age: Origins yet, stop reading this article, get up, go to the store right now, buy it, play it, and come back. OK, now that everyone has played it, let’s discuss Bioware’s first official expansion for it. Dragon Age: Awakenings is a rather impressive expansion, except for the slight fact that it costs almost as much as Origins did when it first came out. First off, Awakenings takes place after the events in Origins play out. Utilizing roughly the same tools Mass Effect 2 had, Awakenings can follow the decisions your character made in Origins should you decide to import your old character....   [tags: Game Review] 894 words
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Kongming: Sleeping Dragon - Zhuge Liang, also known as Kongming, was the chief strategist and advisor to the kingdom of Shu who lived the era of Three Kingdoms. His surname, Kongming, translates to sleeping dragon, and it was given to him because his talents were hidden from the world until the leader of the Kingdom of Shu requested his aid. Zhuge Liang mastered both domestic and foreign policies in addition to his unique technique of blending his knowledge of weather and astronomy using nature to defeat the enemy with armies of fewer men....   [tags: Chinese History ]
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson - ... Armansky hired Lisbeth due to the unwelcomed recommendation of a semi-retired lawyer, Holger Palmgren, who would not take “no” for an answer. Armansky did not see how a teenage-looking, high school dropout, “Goth” could have anything to offer him. He quickly realizes how wrong he is. On his first assignment to her, she turns in a personal profile of a client so exhaustively detailed that he does not think that anyone else in his firm could have written it. He is bewildered and amazed and she quickly becomes one of his most dependable freelancers....   [tags: rapist and murderer, quid pro quo, pain]
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Slaying the Dragon - Slaying the Dragon: How Asian Women were Portrayed in Movies “Slaying the Dragon” by Deborah Gee is a comprehensive look at media stereotypes of Asian and Asian American women since the silent era. From the racist use of white actors to portray Asians in early Hollywood films, through the success of Anna May Wong’s sinister dragon lady, to Suzie Wong and the ‘50s geisha girls, to the Asian-American anchorwoman of today. The movie also shows how stereotypes of exoticism and docility have affected the perception of Asian-American women....   [tags: essays research papers] 469 words
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Slaying the Dragon - Slaying the Dragon gave the audience a look inside the world of Asian actresses. The entertainment industry is very different for women of Asian descent. I never realized how difficult it was for these women in the earlier years of the film industry. Even today, when asked to name famous Asian actresses, I had a hard time thinking of more than two or three. The Asian women interviewed in this film spoke candidly about their experiences in the entertainment industry. This film shows a comprehensive look at media stereotypes of Asia and Asian American women since the silent era....   [tags: essays research papers] 439 words
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The Allegory of the Dragon in Beowulf - The Allegory of the Dragon in Beowulf      In the Book of the Apocalypse, Rome is represented by several allegories: the beast of the land, the beast from the sea, the harlot, Babylon, and the dragon. The Beowulf-poet also manipulates the dragon allegory to represent Rome, but his dragon represents not Rome, pure and simple, but a hostile area of the (former) Roman empire, the Romanized Britain or the Roman-British . There is increasing consensus among critics--against Tolkien's views--that the dragon is "a different sort of creature from the Grendel tribe" (Gang 6) and that among the innumerable dragon stories "there is probably not one which we can declare to be really identical with t...   [tags: Epic Beowulf essays]
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The Importance of Grendel and the Dragon in Beowulf - The Importance of Grendel and the Dragon in Beowulf “In my youth I engaged in many wars”, Beowulf boasts to his warriors, which is certainly true. Throughout his life, he faces many deadly foes, all of which he handily defeats, save one. His story focuses on the most challenging, as well as morally significant of foes, Grendel and the dragon. These creatures reveal much about society as well as Christian virtue at the time. Even after Grendel and the dragon are defeated physically, the two monsters pose a new threat to the hero on a higher plane....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf] 1277 words
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The Knights and the Dragon - Original Writing - The Knights and the Dragon - Original Writing The wind howled against the trees and moors, an uncanny sense was in the bleak night’s air. Sir Fredrick balanced himself on his own two feet. He looked around. Nothing in sight. They were still in the land of the dragon, thankful to God to be alive. He whispered a small prayer watching the heat of his breath raise to the heavens above, hoping that in chance The Lord would answer his words. Carefully he mounted his companion Sir Cambell onto his worn out steed and collected their weapons....   [tags: Papers] 1170 words
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Animals In The Eyes of The Dragon - Animals In The Eyes of The Dragon Although it may seem quite absurd, the role of animals in The Eyes of the Dragon is a very supreme and dignified part of the novel. Through the development of the novel, the animal kingdom roars novel from insects to dogs and they all play their own, individual roles. The great black and white Anduan Husky named Frisky who is, out of all of her dogs, Naomi's favorite, leads Ben Staad and Naomi directly to the whereabouts of Dennis, Peter's butler. Flagg's animals are symbols of his plans for the downfall of Delain....   [tags: essays papers] 1233 words
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The River Dragon Has Come - The River Dragon Has Come is a highly controversial compilation of essays amassed by the dynamic Dai Qing which shed light on the Three Gorge Dam project. The scientist turned investigative journalist has become the most outspoken voice against the billion dollar, environmentally devastating hydroelectric river dam. This governmental backed project is set to be the largest endeavor undertaken by man in China since the construction of the Great Wall whose mind boggling feat would attempt to tame the Yangtze River with the use of a 7,575 foot long, 607 foot high concrete wall with twenty-six turbines that would create one ninth of the electricity needed in all of China....   [tags: Dai Qing Three Gorge Dam Project Review] 1761 words
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A Man with a Dragon’s Spirit: Bruce Lee - The man who has my admiration and utmost respect is Bruce Lee. In the short 32 years of his life, Bruce Lee, created a legacy that is still prevalent today. He is thought by many as the “Greatest Martial Artist of the 20th Century”. His philosophies and insightful teachings have influenced many people, including myself. His perseverance and determination are beyond that of modern-day people and those are to qualities that deserve my admiration. Bruce Lee was born, November 27th 1940, in San Francisco, in the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac....   [tags: Biography, martial arts, biographical essay] 676 words
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The Dragon Enters the War - The Dragon Enters the War In June 1950, a few months after the announcement of the Beijing-Moscow alliance, the Korean crisis erupted. Early in October, shortly after the South Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel, the CCP made a final decision to enter the Korean War to fight the American-led international forces. What precipitated Beijing's decision to invade Korea. What were the CCP's motives and objectives in taking part in the Korean conflict . What kind of role did the newly established Sino-Soviet alliance play in Beijing's decision to cross the Yalu River....   [tags: essays research papers] 658 words
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