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The Greatest Superheroes of all Times: Superman and Batman - There are so many different superheroes but the most popular are Superman and Batman. These two characters are the best American superheroes of all times. Superman and Batman are both extremely courageous and from each we can take something to inspire us. We do not live in a perfect world. As the story of Batman shows, the challenges in our lives make us to become who we are. Superman, who is not a human being, reminds us that the world can be better with the help of all of us. We have to be better people in order to help others....   [tags: Superheroes, heroes, Superman, Batman, ]
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Superheroes - When you think of a superhero one normally thinks of Spiderman, Batman, or Superman, but there were superheroes long before these characters were created. First one must understand that the basis of this name is hero. What is a hero. A hero is a person who does something special or out of the ordinary in order to help others. It could also be someone who is admired for a characteristic about them, be it physical or mental. They are individuals that normal everyday people can look up to. This being the case, a superhero is nothing more then someone who is a hero, but not just that once and for that one person, but someone who helps many people, or leads them....   [tags: essays research papers] 988 words
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The Motivations of Superheroes - Peter Parker said, “Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: ‘With great power comes great responsibility.’ This is my gift, my curse. Who am I. I’m Spiderman.” Without a doubt, being a superhero would be fun in the beginning, but being a superhero in general would ultimately lead to a miserable life. A superhero would always have great responsibility, would have fear of putting their loved ones in danger, and would have trouble trying to live two different lives if they chose to keep their identity anonymous....   [tags: heroes,] 510 words
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Jews And Superheroes - The foreseeable Connection: Superheroes and Jews The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, a novel that takes place during the "Golden Age" of comics, a magical era right before television when the country was at war and needed a medium that could help them coupe with these difficult times. Who was behind the creation of many of these superheroes. Who desperately needed an alter-ego. The American Jewish male; growing up in America Jewish males faced many stereotypes, most of which were concerned with the physical stature and the masculine identity....   [tags: Jewish Religion Metaphor] 1869 words
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Which One Would You Choose - Pretend for a minute that the superhuman world exists. Many people know the general story of Super Man and of Beowulf. We all know that they both have an enormous amount of strength. They are heroes and people around them relied on them, because they fought the bad guy. It’s also known that they come from completely two different types of worlds, and lived centuries apart. Superman isn’t even human but kryptonian which allows him to have other powers besides strength. In a dark ally being robbed, or a meteor heading toward earth, or the government (which ever kind it is) has gone whack, or any other kind of sticky situation you find yourself in, who are you going to wish was there, Superman or Beowulf....   [tags: Superheroes] 701 words
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Superheros and Engendering Differences - Being able to fly, to defeat all the villains of the world, and having supernatural power are just some of the supernatural characteristics of a superhero. However, these characteristics are the personification of what society would indicate to be the perfect man; or, depending on what superhero, a woman. I grew up admiring and idolizing Superman. From wearing his underwear to owning every one of his videos, I yearned to become Superman. This, however, was obviously impossible. Superman can fly, create a laser beam from his eyes, and he can lift the heaviest of objects....   [tags: essays research papers] 931 words
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The Power and Limitations of Buffy the Vampire Slayer - In a society dominated by male superheroes, it is not that often that a female character is able to step forward and defend the world. There have been quite a few female superheroes throughout the ages of popular culture, including the Canadian Marvel super-heroine, Aurora ("Marvel"), and DC Comic's character, Black Canary (Kanigher, and Infantino). Yet for every one female superhero that is encountered, there are at least a dozen more male superheroes to stand around—and often in front of—her....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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The Real Truth about Batman and Superman - The Real Truth about Batman and Superman Now in these days everyone one likes to read comic books since they became part of our society. What makes them interesting is how entertaining they could get giving us different points of views on different stories of superheroes. Many of us believe that “Classic superheroes stories are wildly fun, suspenseful and exciting” (Tom and Matt Morris) forgetting the idea of what really makes a hero. Different perceptions of superheroes are considered based on their wrong actions and way of thinking....   [tags: Comic Books] 1659 words
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In Search of A Hero - In Search Of A Hero For my research paper, I considered investigating many different NHL goalies that have influenced me because I have been an Ice Hockey goalie for 3 years now and I decided to choose Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils because he is considered to be one of the best in the history of the game. I am interested in him because he has broken every record set by NHL goalies before him and has received several awards for his stellar play over the course of his career. His hybrid style, a mix of old and new techniques, is much different from any other goalie in the league and poses a challenge to other players that face him....   [tags: Hero]
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Superman V. Batman: Who is Greater? - Superman V. Batman: Who is Greater. The most well known Superheroes from the DC universe are probably Batman and Superman. Many times, hardcore DC comic book fans dispute over who the better superhero is. Many like Batman for his gadgets and others for his looks, while others like Superman for his powers and abilities. I would personally say that Superman is the more capable and better Superhero. The main factor that tells me that Superman is a better Superhero is that fact that he actually has powers whereas Batman has to rely on money....   [tags: Fantasy Literature] 600 words
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X-Men: Marvel's Message for Equality - In the world of comics, two main publishers dominate: DC Comics and Marvel Comics. DC Comics promotes superheroes such as Batman, a vigilante who began fighting crime solely to avenge the untimely death of his parents. He possesses no unique superhuman ability, other than a substantial fortune inherited from his late parents. Yet, the public in the Batman comics still adore their hero. In contrast, Marvel Comics promotes superheroes such as the X-Men, a team of superheroes who possess the X-Gene, a DNA mutation that gives each member a different ability....   [tags: Comics]
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Watchmen, directed by Zack Snyder - ... Dan as a civilian feels impotent, both sexually and in the inability to act in the face of danger. He feels powerless, but when he puts on the Nite Owl’s goggles he remembers that “no matter how black it got…everything was as clear as day” (Moore and Gibbons, 7. 9). As the Nite Owl he had the confidence to act without hesitation, whether it was cleaning the crime ridden streets or wooing women; he was able to make a difference in other’s lives as well as his own. In an attempt to reclaim that sense of power he donned his costume once again and went out into the night with Laurie – also in costume – in defiance of the Keene Act....   [tags: Film Analysis, Costume]
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He Was White, I Was Black - Although I can articulate it better now, I knew when I was ten years old why Carrot Wilkins and I would not always be as close as we were then. He was white, and I was black. I lived on the outskirts of Winston-Salem, North Carolina in a predominately black neighborhood. Carrot lived about a fifteen minutes' walk away in a largely white rural town called Walkertown. We met in the third grade on a school bus that took us both to Thomas Cash Elementary School. Being country boys at heart, we shared a lot of interests....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 886 words
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The Worth of a Demi-God - In a group of bizarre, costumed crime-fighters, Dr. Manhattan must be put in his own category. Partly due to the facts that he neither fights crime nor wears a costume. But what truly sets him apart in this fantastic tale of superheroes is that he is the only character with superhuman powers. From the onset, we are given immediate clues that Dr. Manhattan is no ordinary character. His extreme powers tell us he is not like the rest of the superheroes. Before he utters a single word, his blue-ish color suggests his cold attitudes; his pupil-less eyes tell us that he sees things differently....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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Formal Analysis of Iconic Images: Wonder Woman - As a little girl, I have always wanted to wield the red, white and blue recognizable costume of a famous heroine. I wanted to wear the tiara with silver metal bracelets and run around, playing with a rope that I would call my “lasso of truth” and immediately state that I was invincible. I, like many other girls, wanted to become the comic book heroine known as Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman is a figure that is considerable recognizable. She was created in 1941 by a psychologist named William Moulton Marston or Charles Moulton as his pen name (who studied the psychological effects of mass media and the developer of the lie-detector test) ....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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Reception of Graphic Novels versus Manuscripts - The artistry of graphic novels and of manuscripts is very similar, not only does the written script text tantalize the reader, but the illustrations act as significant appeals as well. The correspondence between the visual and the scripted within these text technologies greatly influences the reception thereof. Specific—and quite popular—examples of the two technologies that I will reference are Watchmen, and the Ellesmere Chaucer, respectively. In order to understand the reception of these texts completely though, it is necessary first to recognize some background information regarding their respective histories....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Alan Moore's The Watchmen - Allen Moore’s sordid depiction of twentieth century life presents a complex world, where the distinction between a virtuous hero and a villainous wrongdoer is often blurred. In stark contrast to the traditionally popularized portrayal of superheroes, whose unquestionably altruistic motives ultimately produce unrealistically idealized results; the realistically flawed characters of Watchmen exist in a multi faceted world characterized by moral ambiguity. America’s imperialistic ambitions have long been justified as an expression of American idealism....   [tags: Alan Moore, The Watchmen]
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Two Ideas: Both Wrong, Both Right - ... Furthermore, when Paterniti describes the two halves they are often contradictions of each other. For example, while describing the paintings, Paterniti says, “Every changing texture is felt, every wrinkle recorded. Half of this dead man is in exact decay and half of him seems alive. The painting is its own kind of pornography, half violation and half wonder”(741). Interestingly, Paterniti provides multiple perspectives on the same subject, suggesting that it can be interpreted differently, either as irreverent, or as a brilliant piece of artwork....   [tags: Perspective, Opinions, Pernkopf's Atlas]
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My Family: My Grandfather is My Hero - The denotation of the word hero is "a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities". To some, that person may be George Washington, Batman, or even Peter Griffin. My hero, though, is my grandfather, D.S. Patel. My grandfather, from my mother's side of the family, is a wise, nice, caring sixty-year old man. Vocationally, he works as a civil engineer for the state of Indiana. How can a sixty-year old civil engineer be a hero. Let's find out how strangers see him as a hero, and how I see him as a hero....   [tags: Autobiography, Personal Experience] 554 words
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Alphas vs. Betas: How Personality Types are Played Out in Life - Observe a group of coworkers going out after a stressful day to grab a beer. Watch the small group of kindergartners interact with each other as they play on the jungle gym. Analyze the quartet of careless college kids as they enjoy their free spirits. What do all of these situations have in common. Yes, they’re groups of people. And people are social creatures, which means that just like all other social animals, including the apes, hippos, and even birds, we are divided into ranks, based on where we stand in whatever group we may presently be a part of....   [tags: Personality Types,] 628 words
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Batman: Through the Years - Batman: Through the Years The Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne, these are all aliases for an enigmatic character in popular culture most commonly known as Batman. While having his humble origins in the pulp magazines of the late 1930’s, over the span of his existence, he has expanded into a full-blown franchise. There have been 3 TV shows on him, 4 movies (1 more still in the making), various videogames, and over 20 comic book series that currently feature his name. Even after 60 years of being in print, it was a Batman issue that was the highest selling comic book of the last week of November, 2004....   [tags: Media Fiction Super Heroes Papers] 2231 words
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The Spy in the Computer - The Spy in the Computer A study of how computer games, as a modern narrative form, draw on and develop the tradition of espionage fiction. The spy entered the computer a long time ago. During the Second World War, both the Axis and the Allies used the computer extensively in code-breaking and allied operations. And following from these rather rudimentary forays, espionage through the computer has reached alarming proportions even as other technologies have continued to advance. The focus of the present paper will, however, be on something different....   [tags: Computer Games Espionage paperes]
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Superman vs Batman - Superman vs Batman Look up in the sky. It’s a bird. No, it’s a plane. No, it’s Superman. No. Wait. Maybe it’s the Bat signal. Metropolis and Gotham city each have their own unique super heroes that save them daily from evil villains trying to take over the world. Both superheroes have been quite successful over the years in doing so. Batman and Superman. Two household names that strike fear into any evil doers heart, if they even have one. Batman and Superman are both wonderful superheroes and they each have their own unique abilities....   [tags: essays papers] 789 words
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Camera Tricks - Camera Tricks The box office movie Spiderman 2 is playing in theater now. The story is about a nerdy American teenager who later becomes an ultimate superhero, bestowed with incredible powers and lots of cool features. It seems childish right; we as adults have watched these types of movies since we were kids. Don’t people ever get bored with it. Probably not - that movie still reached the highest income compared to other movies that are also playing currently on cinemas. And what do you think the cause of that....   [tags: essays research papers] 1101 words
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Profile of Rorschach in Alan Moore’s Watchmen - Who chooses our heroes. Who watches our heroes. Who watches the Watchmen. Over the course of history, many public figures have been scrutinized for heroic actions that some have deemed controversial. Charles Darwin dismantled theories of Creationism with his discoveries in evolutionary biology. President Harry Truman single-handedly ended World War II by authorizing the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, killing thousands upon thousands of civilians. Gangster John Dillinger stole from banks all across the U.S....   [tags: Alan Moore, The Watchmen 2014]
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Blaming the Media for the Worldwide Increase in Violence - Blaming the Media for the Worldwide Increase in Violence The mass media are an increasingly accessible way for people to learn what is important in the world today and what is acceptable behaviour in this society. Media outlets include film, radio, print, music and so on; film being the most widely used medium. The media which is prevalent in every aspect of our lives, is the perfect instrument to instil ideas in the minds of the people, and the most susceptible of them all, children....   [tags: Papers] 889 words
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The Media as an Agent in Socialization - The Media as an Agent in Socialization According to the reading, “Socialization and Culture” from the book “Interdisciplinary English” by Loretta F. Kasper, socialization is the process in which a child learns how to behave in life and participate in a group in society. Socialization has four basic agents: family, school, peers and the mass media. Each one of these agents plays a role in our lives. However, in my opinion, the most important agent of socialization for the development of the child is the mass media....   [tags: Papers] 640 words
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Heroes (my Parents) - When one thinks of heroes, names such as Ghandi, Martin Luther King, and Mother Theresa often come to mind. These people had done a lot of favors, courage, helps, and more of things for the people who needed them. They have change the world. But, heroes can be in anyway, even in each of individuals in the world. I have the persons who I think is the best hero in my mind. They are my parents. My parents are brave; they will do anything for my happiness. Not only mine, but also their friends, and families....   [tags: essays research papers] 413 words
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Wiglaf In Beowulf: A True Anglo-Saxon Warrior - In the first part of the heroic poem Beowulf an old king Hrothgar is being helped by the young hero – Beowulf. In the second part, however, Beowulf himself is an old king and is being helped by Wiglaf. The question is, wether Wiglaf is simply a true Anglo-Saxon warrior, or, like Beowulf, he can be called a superhero. This essay will analyze this issue, by comparing the epithets used about Beowulf and Wiglaf, what they say and do. It can be clearly seen, that there are a lot of different epithets used about Beowulf....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays] 1324 words
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Media and Teens: Can the Media Be Used as an Excuse For Murder? - Media is a heavily used form of communication, publication and idolization. The daily newspapers, morning radios and the largest of all the internet. We are all surrounded by the non-stop growing media, it has become an influential part of everyone’s life. The media contains varies types of techniques which has an affect on the different parts of the public. At present the youth are targeted the most by the media. Mostly reaching teenagers and giving them the desire to follow and inspire them making them assume it’s an important part of their life....   [tags: Internet, Gun, Violence, Video Games] 1248 words
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The Heroes Among Us - It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no its Superman. You remember these comic book heroes don’t you. For decades comic book characters such as Superman, Spiderman, Batman, and Wonder Woman have captured the imaginations of American children and adults alike. “Superheroes” they have been coined. But these figures only exist in our imaginations. Batman is not really there to save us from villains such as the Joker and the Riddler is he. Because these heroes are fictional, we are left without real life heroes, or are we....   [tags: Heroism, Heroic] 909 words
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Aspects of Romanticism in Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein" - The world around us holds so many different things. There is the natural beauty of nature, found in waterfalls, and forests, deserts and beaches, that help us to appreciate where we come from. There is the supernatural, almost the exact opposite, being something that we either envy and want or despise and fear, such as witches and vampires, superheroes and magic. Everything we feel as people, as individuals plays into what we want and how we act. All of these things are aspects of Romanticism, which we can see in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein....   [tags: Romanticism, Mary Shelley, Frankenstein,] 1169 words
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Gaming Habits among Genders - As the gaming industry continues to progress, and become a bigger part of society, more people begin to become interested in games. However, game developers must decide how the games are constructed and who their target consumer is. Most games in circulation today are based on the interests of the male demographic. This raises the question, “What causes different preferences in games among gender?” There will always be distinctive characteristics that stand out between males and females, but pertaining to the gaming, there are major attributes that affect preference such as, exposure, goals, and values....   [tags: video Games, Genders]
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Violence on Television and Children, - Violence is an everyday occurrence in our society. It affects adults and children but it has a greater impact on children. Children are more moldable and are greatly influenced by things they see and hear. More and more violence is becoming prevalent in daily lives. Children all over the world are becoming victims to the same violent acts they witness on TV and at home. Children fall victim to abuse and neglect at home and at school. Children are bombarded with violence from all angles. With the come of the 21st century violence is fueled by money, racism, drugs, and media....   [tags: TV, violence, ]
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Odysseus: From Hubris To A Selfless, Modest Hero - Opposed to that of common thought, superman is not the only type of character that fits the heroic persona. Although “superheroes” typically come to mind when one thinks of a hero, there are many other ordinary people capable of extraordinary things. A hero is a person who takes the initiative to set out on a journey of internal growth. During this symbolic journey, one truly finds himself and betters the lives of other mentally and physically. In Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, Odysseus takes the path of heroism, resulting in the reborn spirit of a selfless, modest hero....   [tags: Literary Characters] 1256 words
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My Mother, My Superhero - Growing up, we are all faced with images of Superheroes. Spiderman, Superman, and my personal favorite, Dash from the Incredibles. A superhero is described by Merriam-Webster’s dictionary online as “: a fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers; also : an exceptionally skillful or successful person”. I can say that I have met a real life superwoman. She changed my life and taught me such an impactful message that I decided to share with you.. Born to a teen mother, this superhero in the making faced challenges from the day she was born....   [tags: Commencement Address] 1109 words
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Odysseus, an Epic Hero - Picture this, a hero of great legends who travels to the underworld and back to get directions to his home from a blind prophet. It sounds like quite an impossible journey, but that’s exactly what makes Odysseus all the more interesting. The Odyssey, an epic poem orally transmitted by Homer, a Greek poet, had to contain some sort of attributes that Greeks valued in a person. That one embodiment of what the Greeks found intriguing in a character is Odysseus. Odysseus is known as what is called an epic hero....   [tags: Character Analysis] 803 words
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Odysseus: an Epic Hero - Picture this: a hero of great legends who travels to the underworld and back to get directions to his home from a blind prophet. It sounds like quite an impossible journey, but that is exactly what makes Odysseus all the more fascinating. The Odyssey, an epic poem orally transmitted by Homer, a Greek poet who wrote The Iliad, had to contain some variety of attributes that Greeks valued in a person. That one embodiment of what the Greeks found intriguing in a character is Odysseus. Odysseus is known as what is called an epic hero....   [tags: Character Analysis] 827 words
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Timeline of American Beauty - Not long ago, a woman’s success was measured by the success of her husband and her domestic prowess. Today, a woman is presumed successful if she can emulate the standards of beauty portrayed in the media. Unfortunately, this subliminally enforced standard is unattainable to some women, regardless of the quality of their character. Let’s examine how western women went from being pioneering superheroes, to people who measure their worth against airbrushed photographs of impossibly beautiful women....   [tags: Beauty] 724 words
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The Last Laugh: A Look into Moore and Gibbons’ Characterization of The Comedian - Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ graphic novel Watchmen is unconventional in the comic book genre, because it was the first to veer away from the simplistic plot of superheroes with superpowers in a fictional world and lean more towards a complex narrative of multiple characters that are more “human than super” in a realistic setting (Moore, “Mindscape”). The authors cover the dark issues of rape, war, and violence in Watchmen’s world where the characters’ lives soon end in their own demise. The most important concern the rhetors focus on is deciding what is truly right or wrong and this question of morality is present throughout the novel, shown through the character the Comedian (Edward Morgan Blake)....   [tags: Literary Characters]
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Gender Stereotypes and Toys - Often when a couple becomes pregnant and finds out the sex of the infant, stereotypes begin to form. If the child is female, their room will often be painted pink with cutesy borders. The crib will have pink blankets with ruffles on them. The baby girl will be presented with soft toys and cute stuffed animals, as well as perhaps a baby doll or two. At the baby shower, the mother will typically be presented with pink and purple clothing, the colors of choice for a female child. When the baby finally comes along, she will typically be treated as a gentle princess....   [tags: Gender Roles in Society]
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Don't Judge a Book By It's Cover - To the majority of individuals, no two topics can be more opposite than that of the little ice princesses and elite gymnasts that grace television sets throughout the country with their elegant and carefully choreographed routines and that of moldy and rotting corpses; however, this is merely a common delusion among most people. Both topics have their ugly sides, one, however, a bit more morbid than the other, but the fact of the matter is that one truly cannot judge a book by its cover. Elite level gymnastics and figure skating are seen as forms of art – forms that people can gawk at flabbergasted and in awe....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Silver Hero: Epic or Just Super? - The Silver Surfer narrative, while distinctly unique in its structure, depicts the Silver Surfer as an epic hero and, in doing so, also fits the more specific format of the literary epic. At times, the comic book series has the characteristics of both an allegorical tale and a morally edifying plot progression. The origin-story of the Silver Surfer expresses a distinct hierarchy of ethical values (Gabilliet 207), and lays the framework for the Surfer’s existence, placing him in a position to give direct social commentary on the human race....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Just How "Cool" Are Drugs? - Teenagers live their lives with a huge target on their back. This target draws the attention of every advertising firm, every magazine company, every actor on a television or movie screen. Everyone wants to get their attention, desperate to get them to buy something, read something, watch something. However, it’s not just the teenagers these corporations want; it’s also their parents. According to The Impact of Advertising on Teenagers, 78% of children have the power to influence what their parents buy....   [tags: Social Issues, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Existence of Super Humans - The first known superhuman was a patriotic costumed “mega-soldier” who fought for the Allies on the front lines in Europe allegedly created by scientific means (Trevizo 2). Super humans are defined as entities with intelligence or physical capabilities far exceeding human standards (Cape 3). Super humans, individuals with extraordinary physical or mental capabilities, really do exist (Trevizo 1). Unknown to the Allies, the German "super-soldier" program would successfully create super humans, although not in time to stop the Allied victory....   [tags: Psychology]
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Dorothy Day: An Advocate for The Poor - In a society of protagonist superheroes within books and televisions all across the world, what makes a real hero. Is it leadership, determination, courage, dedication, or conviction. To all, Dorothy Day is all of the above. To many, she is a saint; a woman of true selflessness, who compassionately put the lives of the broken before her own. She is the icon of the kind of leader that everyone else, anyone else, can be, not by changing other people but by changing themselves (Chittister). Throughout her life, Dorothy Day was a herald to the church, a leader to the state, and an advocate for the poor....   [tags: Biography]
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The Role of Paralegals in the Legal System - Justice. It is something that everyone wants, something that we strive for, even something that sparks. However, when we think of lawyers, we think of superheroes with an expensive education, walking into the courtroom and serving up justice. What no one thinks of is the person that helped the lawyer get there, the paralegal that prepares the necessary documents, the paralegal that makes sure his or her attorney is at the right place at the right time. A paralegal is crucial and in some cases vital to our justice system yet they are so often over looked....   [tags: Legal Assistant]
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The Life and Writings of Tim Burton - On August 25, 1958, Timothy Walter Burton was born (“Biography”). Burton had a painful childhood in which the relationship with his parents and brother was nonexistent (Morgenstern). Through his intense feeling of isolation, his visual talent began to develop. The comfort found in hobbies such as writing and drawing led him to attend the California Institute of the Arts which led him to his first job in any artistic field at the Disney Animation Studios (“Biography”). Burton has since been referred to as one of the most visually gifted writers, artists, and filmmakers that America has seen (Hanke)....   [tags: Biography ]
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Human Nature In "To Kill a Mockingbird" - The cruel nature and intentions of people can either hurt or harm individuals or it can bring about resilience and determination. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee revealed that humans often have other motives in life; some are born to be evil in nature, some are naturally innocent and then there are some that are born to protect the innocent. Lee utilized a variety of symbols and themes that correlated with each other and thus had the ability to create questions in the minds of the readers....   [tags: Literary Themes]
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