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A Nightmare - My eyes hollow, I went about my normal routines, preparing me for sleep, dreading the respite, pupils flickering unseeing before me, afraid to blink, fearing the darkness and the images spawning from it. My dreams played across the natural blinds, taunting me with each flutter of my lids, sparks of isolation, suffering, terror, all twisting and twining to form each strike at my heart, flashes of pure hateful white contrasting yet complementing the abandoned black. As the memories returned, dreams collided with reality, the two fusing seamlessly together, my breath quickening, heart quivering in my chest, the fear beating its wings viciously, trying to escape the confines of my mind once aga...   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1035 words
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The Nightmare of Obesity - ... My logic is I brought the diet pills under doctor’s supervision. Doctor have to measure my pressure any time before gave me the diet pills. The first side effect from diet pills is insomnia. I cannot sleep until 2 a.m. – 3 a.m. The second is I ate less than before. I usually have a small meal before because I thought I will lose weight. Then, I ate less than I ever have. Another side effect is unstable emotion because I usually did irritability, and also I did forgetful in many times. I did not care about them because I only care about my weight and shape....   [tags: healthy habits, nutritious food, exercise] 1077 words
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The Nightmare - The Nightmare Dreams are often visions of the conscience that hold the most truth. In the novel, Cracking India, by Bapsi Sidhwa, the narrator Lenny, has a reoccurring nightmare that contains much truth about the state of India. In Lenny’s nightmare, Children lie in a warehouse. Mother and Ayah move about solicitously. The atmosphere is businesslike and relaxed. Godmother sits by my bed smiling indulgently as men in uniforms quietly slice off a child’s arm here, a leg there. She strokes my head as they dismember me....   [tags: India Indian Politics Essays]
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The Nightmare Maker - Chapter Four: He looked me in the eyes as I listened to what he said. "So I think you are in grave danger with the other nightmare makers because they want to know what you do to get through the dream catchers," he finished. I nodded slowly, I felt his eyes on me as I began to walk back to my desk. "That's it!. You're not going to worry at all?" he asked me with a pitch of anxiety in his voice. I lifted my eyes slowly after I turned around. Once I met his eyes there was a bit of humor in my voice when I said, "Worry....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1532 words
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The American Nightmare - ... In the novel, Gatsby was a character who felt like his money could get him anything, when in reality it could not. The narrator of the novel, Nick Carraway, promised readers a fair and non judgemental point of view for the events in The Great Gatsby. Wolok stated that Nick thought his point of view was fair to everyone, but his view really wasn’t since it was based off the way he was raised (Wolok). Since Carraway grew up in the upper middle class, he had access to great colleges and many other luxuries that other Americans could not have....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, literary analysis]
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The Nightmare - I waved to my friends as they disappeared down the street in a hansom cab. I had just spent a pleasant evening with them at the theater. Laughing and making merry. But now I needed to be alone. Throughout the course of the evening, a pressure had been building within my head. At first it had been slight, but by the end of the evening, I was finding it difficult to concentrate. This was not the first time it had happened to me. Over the course of a few months I had started to feel it, as if there was something within me trying to get out....   [tags: creative writing] 1347 words
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Taking a Look at Nightmare Disorders - ... Criteria “D” mentions that the nightmares are not induced by drugs, alcohol, or medication. The finale criteria (“E”) is that other psychological disorder or medical conditions “do not adequately explain the predominant complaint of dysphoric dreams” (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). While these are the main criteria for nightmare disorder, it is divided into types and severity. Along with the main criteria, the DSM V also lists three types, as well as three severity levels pertaining to nightmare disorder....   [tags: REM stage, sleeping disorders] 985 words
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The Nightmare by William Saidi - ... Toward the end of the story it is revealed that Chadiza’s wife, Maria, is the biological granddaughter of the witchdoctor and that her mother had forsaken the witchdoctor “because of his sorcery” (427). Mr. Chadiza and his wife are therefore identified as the children of this sorcerer in figurative and literal ways. But they are more than that. They also represent knowledge and social progress. Chadiza’s purpose in the story was to change the minds of the villagers from an “apathetic” view of education to one of pride in learning, in which he is successful....   [tags: witchdoctor, chadiza, macabre] 653 words
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Nightmare On Elm Street - I was one of the very many die hard Freddy fans who did not condone this remake, in fact I was heavily against it, but I always try to go in with an open mind no matter what my expectations are. This remake gave me pretty much what I expected. Unfourtantley Nightmare On Elm Street suffers the same fate that many of the remakes do now a days. For starters it relies way too much on phony jump scares that just don't do the trick for me, and it made the Cardinal mistake of picking an attractive cast instead of pure acting talent....   [tags: Film Review] 674 words
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Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria - In the last decade, the number of prescriptions for antibiotics has increases. Even though, antibiotics are helpful, an excess amount of antibiotics can be dangerous. Quite often antibiotics are wrongly prescribed to cure viruses when they are meant to target bacteria. Antibiotics are a type of medicine that is prone to kill microorganisms, or bacteria. By examining the PBS documentary Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria and the article “U.S. government taps GlaxoSmithKline for New Antibiotics” by Ben Hirschler as well as a few other articles can help depict the problem that is of doctors prescribing antibiotics wrongly or excessively, which can led to becoming harmful to the body....   [tags: Antibiotics, Prescriptions, Documentary, Analysis]
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The Standardized Testing Nightmare - As children grow up some of their frightful memories include a visit to the dentist or to the first day in elementary school. Perhaps their greatest nightmare is standardized testing. Since starting school as first graders students are taught to test in the United States. In many cases students are placed in remedial classes or even held back because of their low grades. Many do not realize that the students with low grades are mainly students who are not good test takers, and educators start to believe that these students are low achievers....   [tags: High-Stakes Standardized Testing]
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Every Parent's Worst Nightmare - It was every parent’s worst nightmare. That feeling of uneasiness, not knowing if you’ll ever know the truth, fled the minds of my parents. Two days ago, on November 16, my life flashed before my eyes twice. The first had happened around 7:30 in the evening and I was on my way to my best friends house. I had gone to her house a thousand times before, and I didn’t think this time would be any different. Driving down the highway, the unimaginable happened, I lost control of my car. I had lived through 20 seconds of my worst fear....   [tags: short story] 956 words
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My Real Life Nightmare - I froze as the terrors lay within the note. Written on it was “You’re Next” along with a picture of a disfigured face of a girl, stained with blood. It had been happening for the past month, first starting with pictures of me, and then rising to photos of the girls he had killed. I had gone to the police, but they didn’t pay attention. They concluded that it was just a stupid prank. I had stopped going to them after the fourth note. I knew that he wanted to kill me. And no one was doing anything about it....   [tags: personal narrative] 2725 words
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Hailey's Nightmare - Standing in the clearing, fog surrounding her, it sent chills through her body. It was like nowhere she’d ever been before. Taking a good look around, she could see a figure coming towards her. As it came closer, a wave of fear rushed through her freezing her to the spot. Something about it seemed off about it, like it was a man and something more at the same time. With every breath it came closer and closer. She shook still frozen in place as her mind raced. There were so many questions going through her mind....   [tags: personal narrative] 524 words
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Taking a Look at Sleep Paralysis - ... Though there are a lot of theories why we have dreams. A more popular spiritual theory states dreams actually serve a purpose; to prepare us for threats. Research shows, negative feelings are the most common emotion when we sleep. So, those who had anxieties within their dream are better prepared to deal with anxiety in real On the other hand, Science will always have another story. In the video, Why do we dream, psychologist, Michael Stevens claims quote “The unconscious part of our brain (controls emotions) sends electrical impulses to organize memories and connections we need in the future while getting rid of unuseful information....   [tags: helpless nightmare, ] 703 words
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A Mother's Worst Nightmare: A Personal Narrative - What comes to your mind when you think of a mother’s worst nightmare. Perhaps it is the inability to protect your child. A mother’s job is to simply protect her children from the dangers in the world. This protective instinct does not end when they are adults. This is the story of my worst nightmare as a mother and how I survived it. My son Nicholas is a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force. Nick called me out of the blue and just hearing the tone of his voice, I knew that something was wrong. He asked if I was driving or if I had time to talk....   [tags: protective instinct, fear] 519 words
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Holiday Shopping Nightmare - Holiday shopping, for me, is a nightmare because of the abundance of crowds, all of the fighting and competitiveness. I believe those last minute shoppers are the worst, they are the ones that are rude and impatient. For some people, with lots of patience, dealing with holiday shoppers is a good experience. For people like me, who has very little patience, it is a dreadful experience. Another aspect of shopping during the holidays is dealing with tired, overworked and frustrated employees. They are just trying to get their jobs done as quickly as possible, so they can go home to their families....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 512 words
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Hazing: Fun-Filled Nightmare - Hazing: Fun-Filled Nightmare People of higher authority choose to haze others for a myriad of reasons. From inside the hazer’s mind, they may feel that what they are doing is not wrong and is tradition. Other reasons for hazing may include: keeping the new pledges under control, creating a rite of passage, and showing that a person is strong enough to endure the process (“Preventing Hazing – Reasons Not to Haze” 2). Furthermore, the hazer may not feel confident enough, resulting in bullying others in order to feel more powerful (“Hazing Fratricide of Brotherhood” 5)....   [tags: Psychology]
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US History: The 1950´s Nightmare - ... thinking of the nightmares was easy while thinking of the dreams was a little hard I ended up was putting trivial things like television sets came out to replace ye old radio and many other things in that nature such as the suburbs, credit, or Vacation work days for the man who works. it all came down to how the 1950’s being a nightmare. Though the 50’s weren’t just a nightmare I admit there are some parts of it that where dreams but for the sake of this essay I can only choose one topic either make this an essay on how the 1950’s was a nightmare or how it was a dream....   [tags: red scare, nuclear attack, wars] 935 words
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Movie Industry: A Nightmare on Elm Street - Through the years, countless movies have been made with the central theme of scaring the viewer. What is fear. According to Merriam-Webster, Fear can be defined as being as being afraid of someone or something. When studying about horror movies, it is important to know the definition of fear and horror. “Horror dares to say that everything is not okay. The control was never ours to being…something other, rather than something else, is at work…The function of horror is incredibly simple. It reminds us that we are not alone” (Yeats)....   [tags: fear, horror films, anxiety]
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The American Dream or Nightmare in The Movie: The Godfather - Question 1: The American Dream or Nightmare. a) The godfather is the story of an immigrant family trying to gain a better life in America. In the early 20th century America was so heavily promoted as the land of opportunity and immigrants jumped at a new and hopefully improved life. Vito runs a very successful business, although not legal, he has established a better life for himself and his family. As seen in the first 20 minutes of the film, Vito can afford to pay for a lavish wedding for his daughter, though at the same time we see the contrast of the dark side of his business....   [tags: evil, good, land of opportunities] 1602 words
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Nightmare Zoo: The Surabaya Zoo of Indonesia - Picture this- you live the first few years of your life happy with your family. You live in a nice house, your family is healthy, and you have a nice community of people around you. Then, out of nowhere, you are captured. You are scared- you do not know where you are, where you are going, or where your family is. After what seems like an eternity, you wake up in a small, dirty cage. The cage is just big enough for you to stand and walk eight paces. The cage is littered with trash and is just terrible smelling....   [tags: animal cruelty/mistreatment]
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Every Dictator's Nightmare, by Wole Soyinka - Wole Soyinka's essay "Every Dictator's Nightmare" in the April 18, 1999 edition of the New York Times magazine seems almost prescient in light of the events currently occurring geopolitically. The recent events occurred in Egypt are certainly representative of the themes present in Soyinka's essay; “the idea that certain fundamental rights are inherent to all humanity" (476). Soyinka, the 1986 noble peace prizewinner for literature, portrays not only his well-formed persona in his essay, but also his well formed thoughts, devoid of literary naiveté common in so many of today’s writers....   [tags: Summary, Argumentative]
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The Nightmare of The Yellow Wallpaper - "The Yellow Wallpaper" was one of the first works to chronicle the process of going insane. Its harrowing quality derives from the fact that the author knows whereof she speaks. But even though it is based on Gilman's own breakdown, the story is crafted as a work of art, because the nightmarish motif of the yellow wallpaper itself serves as a metaphor for the disintegration of the protagonist's mind. The narrator of "The Yellow Wallpaper" has no name. Generally, when the protagonist of a first-person story remains unnamed throughout the work, we take this to mean that the character represents all humankind....   [tags: The Yellow Wallpaper Essays] 842 words
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Black America and the American Nightmare - Black America and the American Nightmare "The Myth of Sisyphus" parallels the lack of an "American Dream" in black America. In " The Myth Of Sisyphus, " Albert Camus describes the tragedy of Sisyphus, forever punished by the gods to push a rock up a mountain, watch the rock roll down the mountain, and then push it up the mountain again. In the words of Camus, "there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor." The "American Dream" is still alive for white Americans. They still dream of large houses, big paychecks, and hard work leading to a comfortable retirement....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 2762 words
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The Miracle Cure or Nightmare Drug? - The Miracle Cure or Nightmare Drug. I. Introduction It is pretty safe to say that the majority of the population, if given the opportunity, would like to be in good physical shape. For men it’s the perfect “V” shape, with muscles so finely sculpted, Michelangelo himself would be hard-pressed to mold a finer figure out of clay. For women, the desired look is the “hour glass” figure, with voluptuous breasts, thin and firm abs, and sharply defined legs. Of all those who desire to have a great body (basically everyone), an even greater majority of these people would like to achieve this with as little effort as possible....   [tags: Ephedra Health Weight Loss Essays]
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Human Cloning is an Ethical Nightmare - Technology today is growing at an alarming rate. Things that seemed impossible only a few years ago are now a reality, and some far fetched things such as time travel, that are present in today's science fiction movies, might possibly become reality soon as well. One prevalent idea that seemed impossible a few years ago but that is now a reality is the idea of human cloning. The fantasy that some people had about having clones of themselves or of animals a few years ago is not a fantasy anymore; it is a reality....   [tags: Clones Biology Ethics] 3119 words
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The Birthday Nightmare - Original Writing - The Birthday Nightmare - Original Writing It was the misty morning of Charl's 21st birthday. Herself, her partner and her best friend were preparing to travel from dull-skied Trenton, their hometown in New Jersey to Glamorous New York to celebrate Charl's birthday. Her best friend Sarah was to drive the kitted out van and her partner Leone was to accompany Charl on their first travel from the time when they were at college. Now geared up, they set off to New York. The Dodge Durango STL was travelling down the B849 at a steady speed as Leone luckily escaped a fatal car crash when he was 11, so he was slightly uncomfortable about travelling on reasonably sized jo...   [tags: Papers] 879 words
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Nightmare- a 10 year old Quarter Horse Gelding - Case study #1: Nightmare a 10 year old Quarter Horse gelding HISTORY AND PRESENTATION: Nightmare presented for evaluation of his poor appetite and poor manure production. He has been uninterested in food for three days or more prior to his arrival. He has been treated in the field 2 days or more prior. He was referred for suspected gastric ulcers or mild colic. There was no improvement in appetite despite Banamine, nasogastric intubation with mineral oil and water, and anti-ulcer medication. He had not defecated for 24 hours....   [tags: Poor Appetite, Poor Manure Production]
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Miami is a Commuter’s Nightmare - Miami: A Commuter’s Nightmare Several surveys have shown the city of Miami to be one of the least preferable cities in which to drive. Every morning there is an exodus of Biblical proportions, as thousands or cars tightly pack into highways six lanes wide. More discouraging about driving in Miami is the mind-numbingly slow pace with which traffic moves. Moreover, bumper-to-bumper traffic causes many minimal damage accidents that ironically have larger, more negative, effects on traffic congestion than they actually should....   [tags: Traffic]
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My Nightmare - Original Writing - My Nightmare - Original Writing It was Monday morning, my first day of babysitting. I wanted some extra money and because it was the school holidays, I decided that babysitting for my mum's friend (Elizabeth) was a good idea. I had to look after baby John who was six months old between the hours of 9 and 4, Monday-Saturday, which I didn't mind doing because I loved kids. Elizabeth, had moved away with her husband Steve, a few years ago because of his job, but still they kept in contact....   [tags: Papers] 775 words
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Winning is a Nightmare in Shirley Jackson's Short Story, The Lottery - ... This is the first use of foreshadowing, giving the reader expectations that nothing could go wrong on such a beautiful day. Right off the bat, Jackson leaves the reader to question the reasoning of why, " Bobby Martin had already stuffed his pockets full of stones, and the other boys soon followed his example"(242). The reasoning behind the little boys gathering rocks is left for the reader to later find out. The men " stood together, away from the pile of stones"(243) hinting towards the idea that the stones aren't something you would want to be near....   [tags: prize, lucky, black box]
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The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton and Henry Selick - The film I have chosen to review is a very popular film by the name of Nightmare Before Christmas. It was created by the famed Tim Burton and directed by Henry Selick. I believe the target audience was probably children, but in recent years the more rebellious teens, such as myself, have taken the movies’ popularity to a new level. The genre would be Stop Motion Animation, which simply means that the characters were made of clay or figures and slowly pain steakingly moved to create a 76 minute film....   [tags: film analysis and review] 566 words
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The Things They Carried by Tim O´Brien - ... O’ Brien shows symbolism by detail trip that he took with his daughter to the dump hole. Symbolism is significant because it shows how the war had affected him mentally. That places or items during that time can bring up the bad and good things of being a Vietnam. O’ Brien and his daughter, goes back to the field where the death happened to Kiowa in the Vietnam. He was showing his daughter the field in which his friend, Kiowa, died in a way that will never be forgotten. “Roughly here, I decided, was where Mitchell Sanders had found Kiowa’s rucksack.” This quote explains the things they had found of his dear friend Kiowa....   [tags: imagery, flashback to the past, nightmare] 1713 words
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Rape: A Living Nightmare - Rape: A Living Nightmare Is anyone truly a stranger to nightmares. Has anyone not woken up in a feverish sweat with a racing pulse or pounding heart. Whose eyes have never wildly searched their room for the phantoms of a dream. Now, what if the familiar consolation of learning it was all in your head never came. How do you wake up from a nightmare that is, in fact, a reality. I think I’m getting ahead of myself. What I mean to say is, I was raped, and rape is a nightmare. I am a 19-year-old girl, far too old to think I know everything....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]
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Eminem and Urban Nightmare - Alex Radovanovic uses some very successful persuasive writing in his article Eminem: an urban nightmare. He represents his views vividly with acute detail of his point of view on the issues. His main contention in the article is that Eminem the more he is ignored will not go away and the issues of violence, racism and sexism will fester in the minds of our youths. Alex’s opinion of Eminem songs and lyrics are as he refers to ‘make me uncomfortable – some of them are downright repulsive”. This use of strong persuasive language portrays to the reader that he thinks Eminem is not someone to be admired and that his lyrics are not peaceful but despicable and unacceptable....   [tags: essays research papers] 354 words
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Monsters within a Young Girl’s Mind: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - ... He felt that if any owed him this, it that Victor Frankenstein his creator. He vowed to himself that if Frankenstein would not make him a female companion he would make him suffer the same as he had from the day life was animated and he was first abandoned by Victor. He alienated and isolated himself because of feared human-kinds reaction to his hideous stature and knew not of how to address them. When he had gained the courage to confront his fear he was beaten once again causing him to become hateful to human-kind....   [tags: modern prometheus, isolation, nightmare]
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Trick Or Treat: The Worst Night of My Life - ... “Cam, we have to get out of here.” “I don’t know how. I tried the front doors and they’re locked; we’ll have to find a window or something.” I put my head in my hands and start to cry. Are we going to get out of this. Will I ever see my family again. Will our deaths be quick, or slow, like the others. Cameron pulls me into a long hug, and somehow, I manage to calm down. I lay my head on his shoulder and whisper, “Will we ever get out of here. Are we going to die today?” He looks at me and, with a thick voice says, “ I will get you out of this....   [tags: nightmare, knife, die] 707 words
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Revolution on a Farm in George Orwell's Animal Farm - In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the animals revolt and take over the farm, much like when the Russians revolted in the Russian Revolution. The animals are then led by two pigs, Napoleon and Snowball. Orwell uses these pigs to represent Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky. Throughout the book, the reader can see that Orwell does not approve of the Russian Revolution or Stalin. Orwell characterizes Stalin and Trotsky as sanctimonious pigs, makes their motivational song be sung to a ridiculous tune, and has the pigs go against what they had advocated in the beginning to show that he does not approve of the Russian Revolution....   [tags: russia, stalin, nightmare]
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The Nightmare - Exhausted and beat, Kai grasps his face. The prominent slap that the girl he saved has left a mark. The battle that left one town saved and a hero in pain. His shoulder gashed deeply, a painful memory of the dragon’s last attack before being dismantled and left headless. Kai stands in distraught his right-hand holding his left shoulder and his left hand grasping his face. He watches as the girl he saved stampedes off with steam coming from her ears as her ass imprinted with a bloodied hand, the hand print that Kai had accidentally left....   [tags: Fantasy, creative writing, fiction writing] 4389 words
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Dream Interpretation of Sigmund Freud - Everyone in the world has had at least one dream in their lifetime. Most people don’t think much about the dreams they have, unless they are recurring. Most people today wake up from a dream or nightmare saying, “thank heaven that was a dream,” or “too bad that was just a dream.” Many times these dreams or nightmares have more meaning than we think. After a friend told me about some weird dreams he had been having I decided to research the meaning of dreams. I will focus on Sigmund Freud’s idea that understanding our dreams can help us to understand ourselves, and live a much happier and fulfilled life....   [tags: nightmare, private thoughts]
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Summer Internship in the Hospital - Summer intern in the hospital To fulfill the requirements to apply for graduate school, I started my internship as a medic last summer in a local hospital back in China. It was not only a great experience for improving professional techniques, but also I learnt the meaning of life and the responsibility I had on my shoulders. I was both excited and scared on my first day. I was curious about everything that I could see, smell and hear. I was excited because everything was new to me. The office was very quiet, all the physicians were concentrate on their work....   [tags: physician, blood pressure, nightmare] 1158 words
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My American Nightmare - My American Nightmare Many people today talk of their American Dreams…how much they want to fulfill a fantasy of houses, wives, cars, and jobs that pay well. To me, becoming the same as everyone else…fulfilling the dream of a life that I don’t want is in truth not a dream, but a horrible nightmare which my education has tried to direct me towards, and that I have fought at every turn. Anyone can live the life of another person. It’s quite simple to just copy others desires and dreams, to seek that which they seek....   [tags: Education Careers School Essays]
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My Worst Nightmare - My Worst Nightmare The howling wind rattled the windowpanes in the bitter, damp night outside. I twisted and turned under my thin covers. My teeth chattered in the chilly air around me. I couldn't sleep. My sweat dripped down my forehead and my heart was thumping hard at my chest. I was always afraid of the dark and I still am. But this was the first time I had slept alone in a hollow, ominous and shadowy room with no wallpaper....   [tags: Papers] 790 words
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Methamphetamine as a Sleepless Dream or Addictive Nightmare - Methamphetamine as a Sleepless Dream or Addictive Nightmare Methamphetamine has reclaimed a place in the lexicon of "party" drugs. Hailed by nocturnal adventurers, condemned by raver idealists, is speed a sleepless dream or an addictive nightmare. Here at the end of the millennium, the pace of modern life seems fleeting -- a whirl of minutes, hours and days. In dealing with the changes, humans have equipped themselves with the tools to move faster, more efficiently. At the same time a dependence for the marketing, high-speed transportation and pharmacology of this modern age has evolved....   [tags: Drugs Sleep Narcotics Speed Essays] 4515 words
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First Day at a Nightmare - Original Writing - First Day at a Nightmare - Original Writing I sat uncomfortably in the back seat with a stony expression set hard on my face. Surrounded by my childhood possessions that travelled everywhere with me; my bear, my blanket and my christening bangle, I could escape reality for a while - with them I wasn't on the way to a new school where I knew no-one - they were my protection from the harsh actuality of the real world. As the school loomed ever nearer in the dark, ominous mist of the frosty December morning, I became overwrought with nerves, shivering with apprehension, filled with dread....   [tags: Papers] 927 words
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My Worst Nightmare- Original Writing - My Worst Nightmare- Original Writing As I Walked down that bitter and harsh road I looked back as he continued to walk out of my life. I t was then I realized I was making a big mistake. “Thomas” I called my words falling upon deaf ears. I had a sudden urge to wring his neck like a piece of cloth. He continued to walk on though he did look behind “Why so you can hurt me like you did to Jason?” “It wasn’t me!” I lied I should start from the beginning. My name is Debra Witch Anna Craft .Put those words together and you get Debra Witchcrafts Yep you got it in one I am powerful I don `t know how to say it let’s just say between me and you I am powerful enoug...   [tags: Papers] 1551 words
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Dramatic Energy, Symbolism and Emotion in Fuseli's The Nightmare and Poe's The Raven - ... The incubus posing on the woman's stomach is off centered, and instead his shadow on the deep red curtain serves the perspective center of the work. The woman's body twists dramatically and her arm hangs limply off the bed. Poe, in The Raven, creates a similar sense of dynamic drama. He employs consonance, writing "the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain," and the repeated sounds reflect the ssshing sound curtains make. This consonance creates the eerie atmosphere that perturbs the narrator....   [tags: Art, Romanticism]
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A Man's Nightmare - Jonathan Swift’s poem, “A Lady’s Dressing Room,” represents a man’s love for a woman as the author, Strephon, and audience explore the happenings inside a woman’s bedroom. Like many other men, Strephon is an obsessed lover whose vision of women is distorted by eighteenth century radical ideals of love and beauty. While the poem is a satire, Swift tries to establish that love is blind and presents that love is only based on beauty of women. By introducing an idealistic lover into a realistic environment, he examines the disturbing end results as Celia falls from her godlike state....   [tags: Character Analysis, Swift, Celia] 1560 words
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The American Dream to the American Nightmare - Today’s real estate market is one of uncertainty and instability. As property values continue to drop and foreclosures lead to the depreciation of more and more neighborhoods, the true bottom of the housing market is still a guessing game. The subprime mortgage collapse has taken its toll on home owners, investment groups, financial institutions, and the economy as a whole. The once thriving market that saw the construction of 2,068,000 new homes in 2005 alone has since imploded (Utt 2008). Until the foreclosures and short sales that saturate America’s neighborhoods are gone, there is no chance for any home to regain its value....   [tags: Economics ]
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The Nightmare in Bullet Park - Some of the first elements of quests that usually come to mind include dragons, knights in shining armor, searches for ornate hidden treasures, and fairytale endings; however, the word quest simply means a journey. Often times people go on a quest in search of something they desire, but as protagonist Neddy Merrill discovers, the quest does not always turn out as planned and instead leads the quester in the direction of self-discovery. In his 1964 short story “The Swimmer,” John Cheever depicts the disastrous downfall of a man who impulsively decides to journey home through a course of swimming pools, but instead unconsciously escaping reality....   [tags: The Swimmer, John Cheever, analysis]
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How to Prevent Recurring Dreams - According to a survey, about five to ten percent of adults have nightmares once a month or more frequently (Dr. Phil, 2013). In my case, I experienced dreaming about failing the exam when I was preparing for entering university. These kind of dreams which are repeated with the same patterns are called recurring dreams. Generally, recurring dreams have a tendency to appear in a form of nightmares, and most of the people who experience these dreams are tormented by negative feelings such as fear and anxiety....   [tags: dreaming, nightmare, journal, self-discipline]
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