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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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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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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 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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Dragons: A Global Phenomenon - ... Hoarding gold, fending off knights, and raising terror for medieval times made it an honor to not only fight a dragon, but to slay it would open the path for one to wealth (Pérsico Marisa E. Martínez ). It could even be laid to claim that slaying a dragon, was in way the slaying of the evils that they represented in western cultures (Layton Robin). With the ideal of evil dragons centered firmly in belief of the western culture, this symbolism moved into the works of the Christian Bible. Dragons who have become part of the folklore of many civilizations was already beginning to represent new ideals in the Christian faith as it took their image and worked it into their scriptures....   [tags: Mythology ]
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Dragons: Misunderstood Beauties - ... After all, they, like almost any animal in our world, are simply instinctual creatures. They defend when they feel threatened, protect with such a pure, intense sense of preservation, and behave as most humans do. When we feel threatened, we attack, when we grow attached to a certain object we defend it with all our might. Our children, for example, are protected with such strength that we would be willing to give our own lives to save theirs. So does a dragon become a symbol of evil because of how large, how strong of an adversary it can be....   [tags: Literature] 1951 words
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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 omnivorous [meaning they will eat both insects and vegetables]” (Bearded Dragon Guide). Blaptica Dubia roaches are the food source I am incorporating in this estimate. “Dubia Roaches are one of the few insects which actually bear live young and so there are no messy eggs dotting your substrate or egg crates”(“Blaptica Dubia Roaches”). Dubia Roaches are easier to maintain and reproduce faster and more than crickets and super worms. For the breeding habitat and the large breeding pack of Dubia roaches, it cost around $300 dollars....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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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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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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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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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 - ... Hiccup shows this belief when he says to Gobber, “Please, two minutes. I'll kill a dragon, my life will get infinitely better, I might even get a date” (How to Train Your Dragon). Hiccup’s desire to be accepted by the institution is exactly what Rousseau believed to be the cause of estrangement. The institution puts expectations on how the individual should act to be considered part of the society and in the film “killing a dragon is everything around here” this is the only way to be accepted (How to Train Your Dragon)....   [tags: Film Review, Vikings] 1428 words
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How to Train Your Dragon - ... Hiccup has it even more so being the son of the Viking chief. Even so, when Hiccup gets the chance to make his mark, he just discards it. Any Viking would have just killed a wounded Night Fury to be listed as the legend of their tribe, but not our hero. Instead, Hiccup’s sincerity and persistence help him gain the trust of this rarest and most intelligent species of all dragons (Dragon, 2010). Through Hiccup, the film passes the message that fists are not always the best solution to saving the day (Sharkey, 2010)....   [tags: Film Analysis]
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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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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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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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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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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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The Candy Shop - I lived in a beautiful paradise for about 6 years, full of excitement, love, and friends. Everyone around me was all kind and caring. They have given me tools to grow by nurturing me in an unstoppable manner. The time has come where I finally start seeking for independence. I mean, I’m only 10-years-old but it is natural for people like me to want to feel some sort of independence. I do not re-call having my parents around me. I grew up in a place full of children like me where they try to give us, kids, like candies....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1491 words
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Dragon Slayer - Dragon Slayer The musty odor lingered across his nose. "This was it, this was the cave" he whispered under his breath. He knew this would be a challenge. The entrance of the cave was scattered with the bones of many who dared entered. He knew he had to do this even if this was the last thing he ever did. The young knight entered the musty cave with all the silence of a stalking leopard. The cave was a gloomy sight, even in the interior of the cave there were bones of many past knights....   [tags: essays research papers] 906 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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Dark Hart - Dark Hart Dark Hart is a fantasy story. It happens in Chicago in the late 20th century. The main characters of the story are Justinian and Lt. Sandra McCormick. Justinian or Justin as he is called has a long past. He was born in England in the fourteenth century, he was a lord then. When the Black Death came he, his wife Gwendolyne and his kids got ill. His wife and kids died from the plague but he survived. He survived because when he was dying a dragon appeared in his mirror and offered him immortality which he accepted....   [tags: Essays Papers] 454 words
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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 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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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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Confucian Values And Japans Industrialization - Confucian Values and Japan's Industrialization Many factors helped aid in the dynamic growth that occurred in Japan and the four little dragons during the post-World War 2 period. Some of these factors were situational factors unique to the time but some of the factors were cultural. The legacy of Confucianism in Japan and the four little dragons helped to further the goals of industrialization that these nations had. The traditions of Confucianism provided for Japan and the four little dragons both a pliant public and a model for choosing competent leaders....   [tags: essays research papers] 776 words
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Medieval Art - Medieval Art As far as I have seen through my research of medieval art, it is the art of the glorious days of kingdoms, knights, huge cathederals and wars. Historicians can not give dates for the medieval period but I understood that it is before renaissance at around 16th century, around 14th and 15th centuries but not before the 10th. Same as other art movements it is inevitably result of the events, beliefs and daily life of the period’s nations. Religion was obviously very important at that time....   [tags: Essays Papers] 403 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 - ... These games are very simplistic in regards to its composition, for example, the Kongming Chess consists of “a wooden table with holes and rock or balls in each hole, and Kongming puzzles are oddly shaped wood pieces that tangled up with each other” (Mysterious China Blog). Zhuge Liang hoped to alleviate the army’s boredom with these games; however, with time they later came to be played by the Chinese community. Liang’s consideration of the army aided him in acquiring support from the people....   [tags: Chinese History ]
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The Dragon - Seth awoke with a start. It was dawn and the dew on the glass panes had frozen in the night and left little crystals that looked similar to veins of a wing. This gave the window a beautiful life like appearance. He breathed heavily as is he came to reality from what he assured himself was a dream. He got up shakily and walked over to his window, and peered out. As he looked through the frosty window of the log and timber farm hut, he found himself wiping his breath from the window which traveled from his mouth as a cloud of vapor and came to rest on the window as a circle of fog....   [tags: Creative Writing Short Story] 1936 words
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The Escape Plan - I live in a beautiful paradise full of excitement, love, and friends. Everyone around me was all kind and caring. They have given me tools to grow by nurturing me unstoppably. The time has come where I finally start seeking for independence. I mean, I’m only 10-years-old but it is always natural for people like me to want to feel some sort of independence. I do not recall having my parents around me. I grew up in a place full of children like me where they try to sell us, kids, like candies. We are like the candy shop in town but for adult couples....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1282 words
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Compare and Contrast Chinese and Japanese Mythology - Chinese and Japanese Mythology in Life Classic Chinese and classic Japanese mythology are quite similar, in fact, they have more commonalities than differences. As examples, one can compare and contrast the two mythologies in terms of characters, form and structure, creation myths, and mythology’s relevance to life. Animals and dragons also appear repeatedly in Chinese and Japanese mythology. In this paper it will be shown that Chinese and Japanese mythologies are more similar than different. The characters in both Chinese and Japanese myths have similar personalities and reactions....   [tags: research paper, asian culture, term paper] 2969 words
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Understanding Mythological Monsters - Monsters are towering, fierce beings best known for causing nightmares and battling heroes. Tales are told of their devastating power, but also of their agonizing defeats. Monsters are symbols of the inherent evil of human nature and of the dark truths of the natural world. Monsters are also challenges, tasks a hero must complete. Sometimes monsters are the ultimate measure of a hero’s worth, other times just another step in a hero’s journey. In the book Bulfinch’s Mythology, Thomas Bulfinch writes that “Monsters, in the language of mythology, were beings of unnatural proportions or parts, usually regarded with terror, as possessing immense strength and ferocity, which they employed for the injury and annoyance of men.” Although independent of what they represent, Monsters come in numerous builds and multiple figures, like humans....   [tags: Mythology ]
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Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Critics - ... During a fight, words flash on the screen such as “KPOW” and “KO” at the fights end for a knockout. Often a split screen shows facial expressions of the different characters involved. Each fight, that breaks out from nowhere, starts off with both characters standing about ten feet apart with the “VS” put in the middle of the screen. When the band plays music, graphical lightening is shown to accentuate the beat of the music. Points flash on the screen when an ex meets their demise; one thousand points are given for the first ex with the value going up by one thousand for each ex that meets their end....   [tags: Cinema]
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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 that of Beowulf" (Chambers 97)....   [tags: Epic Beowulf essays]
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Beowulf Attacks the Dragon - Beowulf Attacks the Dragon. Beowulf makes his final boast. He says that, even though he is old, he shall “still seek battle, perform a deed of fame” by killing the dragon. (Norton59) He doesn't know how to grapple with the dragon, like he did with Grendel, so he will use a sword and shield. He tells his men that the outcome will be “with us at the wall as fate allots, the ruler of every man.” (59) He tells them to let him fight the monster alone, “By my courage I will get gold, or war will take your king, dire life-evil.” (60) *These three quotations indicate pagan elements of glory, not Christian.* eowulf approaches the barrow....   [tags: English Literature 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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Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon - Martial Arts in Movies I have been a fan of martial arts movies since the late Bruce Lee so I figured Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, even though it was the winner of four academy awards, would just be another attempt to make a poor example of a kung fu movie that lacked culture and poor acting. Acting, scenery, choreography, and story line made this an incredibly good movie. The movie features subtitles which I was impressed to see most foreign movies have overdubbed voice which takes away from the original feature....   [tags: Film Analysis] 303 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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St. George & the Media Dragon - St. George & the Media Dragon By George, we’ve created a monster. That is right, a monster. And no, it is not that George’s fault. This monster has been growing for quite a while now. Bill Clinton spawned the monster and since he has been gone, the Democrats have made that monster grow. That monster occupies our lives in 2003. It is a whining, uninformed, brainless monster that has leeched onto society and began searching for blood. Blood is its survival. You see, that George mentioned above has done something to that whining, obnoxious monster....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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