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Digital Dark Age

- ... What if this information, stored as it is, is no longer readable. How will future historians read records about our present civilization like we have read from past civilizations. What if a digital dark age falls upon us just like the Middle Ages, but only this time it is a lack of digital records. We have invented devices and ways to store information, but we have overlooked a vital point: we have not thought of practical methods to preserve this information, to keep this information easily accessible, to prevent it from disappearing off the face of Earth....   [tags: records, computer devices]

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Sex and Eroticism in Near Dark and The Hunger

- Given how Near Dark is considered one of the best vampire films ever made, one may be shocked at how few individuals have seen the masterpiece. It is difficult to argue that that 80's was one of the better time periods for cinematic bloodsuckers. With films such as The Lost Boys, The Hunger, and Near Dark in theaters, it was truly a golden age for Dracula's children of the night. Kathryn Bigelow's presentation of her moody examination of white-trash vampires is very intriguing. Near Dark in and of itself shows an interesting dichotomy in terms of its genre, or genres: part western, part vampire flick (albeit never once is the word “vampire” even used or mentioned in the film throughout its d...   [tags: Vampire Movie, Film Analysis]

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The Shell of Despair

- Essay #1 The Shell of Despair When I was an adolescent, perhaps four or five years of age, I came face to face with despair. At the time, I did not know this would be the closest encounter I would have with it, but I did know I was meeting it. I had a friend from preschool who was my best friend. She lived in my neighborhood and we would always play together. Then one day she called me and I was expecting a happy voice if I anted to come over. Instead I heard a confused, puzzle voice coming through the phone....   [tags: Migration of the Negroes, Song for a dark girl]

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Light and Dark in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Light and Dark in Heart of Darkness    Every story has a plot, but not every story has a deeper meaning. When viewed superficially, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is a tragic tale of the white man's journey into the African jungle. When we peel away the layers, however, a different journey is revealed - we venture into the soul of man, complete with the warts as well as the wonderful. Conrad uses this theme of light and darkness to contrast the civilized European world with the savage African world in Heart of Darkness....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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Performing Dark Arts

- ... Similarly there are linguistic barriers with such texts as different translations can blur the effect of the original dialogue. Yet, if there is no translation at all then there is an obvious language barrier for those reading or viewing a performance. Simon During suggests that ‘magic’s triviality also leads both to it endurance and its transportability. Because magic shows require so few competencies to enjoy, they move easily across cultural and linguistic barriers. Indeed, they've helped build a globalised culture’ (2)....   [tags: non-text based performace]

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The Dark Knight Returns, By Frank Miller

- When comics were first coming out, they were not all that popular but in todays’ world, they have become very popular and well known. Several of these comics have been turned into films, which is one of the many reasons why the popularity has been rising over the years. One of the most well known comics is Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. This comic was composed and released in 1986 by Frank Miller. With the usage of Frank Miller’s powerful, intense lines and the artwork done by Klaus Janson’s and Lynn Varley’s it has elevated this comic up to the very top of mainstream comics....   [tags: Batman, Joker, Two-Face, Gotham City]

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The Dark Knight By Director Christopher Nolan

- The Nature of the Good and Evil in Society A society is an environment where different types of individuals live together in a more or less ordered community. The conception that some people are good and some are evil is what establishes a society. Evil without good has no interpretation. Likewise, good without evil has no meaning because it lacks opposition. They are inseparable; both coexist because without the dynamics of good and evil, there would be no use of heroes to guide our society. The film The Dark Knight by Director Christopher Nolan explores this notion that both good and evil coexist in order to guide society into what is morally right or wrong....   [tags: Batman, Joker, Two-Face, Christopher Nolan]

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Light and Dark in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Light and Dark in Heart of Darkness     Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is a tragic tale of the white man's journey into the African jungle. When we peel away the layers, however, a different journey is revealed - we venture into the soul of man, complete with the darkness of depravity as well as the wonderful. In this essence Conrad uses this theme of light and darkness to contrast the civilized European world with the savage African world in Heart of Darkness. As aforementioned, within Heart of Darkness, Conrad uses light and dark to symbolize good and evil, respectively....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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Charlemagne: The Hero of the Dark Age Europe

- Most scholars, under the same breath, deem Charlemagne as the hero Dark Age Europe needed. As the king of the Frankish kingdom, Frankia, from 768, he started recovering order after the collapse of the Roman Empire in the Dark Ages. On the other hand, some believe that he is the cause of World War II. They reason that he caused the separation of his land into Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and western Germany by giving parts of his kingdom to his sons. However, his sons, through their foolishness, fought one another and divided Frankia....   [tags: laws, courts, kindom]

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Light and Dark Sides of Jane Eyre

- The red hue is conjointly used in The Book of Revelations as the color of the seven headed dragon. “Then another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems” (Revelation 12:3). This dragon represents evil and esoteric darkness. The tenebrous serpent is Jane’s burden due to her extreme passions and unpleasant aunt. While crimson is not traditionally associated with light-dark imagery, the red room was selected to illustrate both Jane’s passion as a child and as the color of war and bloodshed....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Traveling Through the Dark by William Stafford

- Poetry Essay Assignment “Traveling Through the Dark” ,by William Stafford, is a poem about a moral dilemma about the nature of death and the sadness that comes of it. The situation intensifies when a man, the driver of this truck, is driving late at night and sees this deer on the side of the road. Pulling over he seeing that’s this deer has recently been hit. Noticing that the doe is pregnant and that her body is getting very stiff but that her belly remains warm with the baby deer waiting to be born....   [tags: poem analysis, moral dillemma]

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The Witch Trial During The Dark Ages

- The Dark Ages was the period of sorrow and nothing extravagant ever occurred during this period. During The Dark Ages there were multiple diseases and Ergotism was one of them. Ergotism played a role in The Salem Witch Trial during The Dark Ages. We, as Americans today are extremely fortunate to live in a free, peaceful, and comfortable life. We are surrounded in a clean environment with little to no trash. We receive cures for different diseases so we can remain healthy. Doctors in America today are well educated and care for our well-being....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Ergotism]

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Jennifer’s Dark Past

- This is the other part of the story, the one no one asks about or knows about. It’s the part of the story my parents never wanted to hear about. The part of the story that turned me into what I became. I was one of those girls who developed at a faster rate than the others. By the time I was a freshman my bra size was a 36C. As I stepped through the doors of school that year, I noticed the stares I got from all the guys. Warnings my mother had told me rang in my ears, “all the want is one thing.” “Don’t let them lure you in it’s a trap don’t listen to there phony pick up lines.” That was when my problems started; boys were always asking me out....   [tags: sexuality, child development, ]

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The Dark Underlying Themes Of A Good Man

- The Dark Underlying Themes of “A Good Man is Hard to Find” “‘Listen,’ the grandmother almost screamed, ‘I know you 're a good man. You don 't look a bit like you have com- mon blood. I know you must come from nice people!’” (O’Connor 147). O’Connor’s short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, is well known for it’s disturbingly dark tone and controversial subjects. The story highlights the meeting, conflict, and dispute between a family and an escaped criminal, known as “the Misfit.” Throughout their interaction, the grandmother begs for her life and claims that the Misfit is a good man solely based on the fact that he wouldn’t like to kill a woman, despite having prior knowledge of his...   [tags: Morality, Religion, Ethics, Hypocrisy]

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Light Versus Dark in Macbeth by Shakespeare

- Throughout Macbeth there are many examples of light verses dark imagery. The lightness represents peace and the darkness represents disastrous events or death. In the beginning of the play, the character Macbeth was a friendly guy that could only hurt who deserved it. He starts out with a sense of innocence and only killed traitors of the king. But, later she becomes desirous and in order to take King Duncan’s place he murders him. This was the turning point for him and he became a killing machine....   [tags: murder, traumatized, imagery]

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Short Story : A Dark Brown Dog

- Slavery Freed The short story, A Dark Brown Dog, entices the reader before the story begins with words. The title brings the focus on what the story will be about, a dark brown dog which represents a man who has been freed from slavery. A little boy takes in this dog and throughout his experience lies a scattered amount of symbolism, the main element used in this short story. This story represents the events occurring in 1890, known as Jim Crow. This time period is retold throughout the characterization of the dad, the little dog, and the little boy....   [tags: Black people, United States, Slavery]

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A Dark Brown Dog, By Stephen Crane

- Animals, like people, want attention and affection from those around them. It can be positive attention, or it can be negative, so long as it is your attention. We seek it, we crave it, and we need it, and will do anything to have it, even if it brings tears and bruises to your body and soul. We are all products from our environment, and even if the attention is in an abusive way, the cycle can either be continued or broken. In the short story “A Dark Brown Dog”, Stephen Crane, in his “true to life” writing, used a boy and a stray dog to show readers how we all seek attention from another even though it is negative attention....   [tags: Abuse, Child abuse, Psychological abuse]

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A Dark Brown Dog by Stephen Crane

- Love and trust come to mind when thinking upon our relationships with one another. There are many types of these bonds whether it be between mother and child or owner and pet. The story of “A Dark Brown Dog”, is one take on how some relationships can leave us with a dark place in our heart. The story begins with a child standing on a street corner in the summer. When a dark brown dog, with a rope tied around his neck approaches him. The author gives no great detail to the setting of this story. Which leads the reader to believe that one must use their own view from the text and go from there....   [tags: relationships, story analysis]

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Traveling Through The Dark By Maxine Kumin

- Traveling through the Dark by William Stafford and Woodchucks by Maxine Kumin are both short poems dealing with cruel acts perpetrated towards animals. In Traveling Through the Dark this takes the form of the author pushing a dead deer, pregnant with a still alive foal, off a cliff. Meanwhile, in Woodchucks the narrator attempts to gas and later shoots the title animal in a manner reminiscent of Nazi’s persecution of Jews in the Holocaust. While these poems are on similar topics, differences in their meaning appear when looking deeper....   [tags: Stanza, Poetry, Rhyme, Rhyme scheme]

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Comparing the Use of Light and Dark by Melville, Poe, and Hawthorne

- Use of Darkness and Light by Melville, Poe, and Hawthorne Melville, Poe, and Hawthorne all tend to focus on the darker side of humanity in their writings. In order to allow their readers to better understand their opinions, they often resort to using symbolism. Many times, those symbols take the form of darkness and light appearing throughout the story at appropriate times. A reader might wonder how light functions in the stories, and what it urges the reader to consider. If we look carefully at these appearances of light, or more likely the absence of it, we can gain some insight into what these "subversive romantics" consider to be the truth of humanity....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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An Analysis of After Dark by Haruki Murakami

- After Dark by Haruki Murakami was a bitter sweet story made up of mysterious and unpredictable moments which lead to an unexpected finally. This takes place in present day Tokyo, Japan where the lives of several individuals with unique personalities and hidden symbolism unfold through out one night. They each contribute to the real meaning behind the author’s point of view in the novel. It will provide an emotional and personal connection in some way to those that read it. Eri Asai and her sister Mari once went to a hotel swimming pool in Shinagawa and meet Takahashi and his friend....   [tags: literary criticism]

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Bystander Effect : The Dark Figure of Crime

- ... However, both of these things had far less of an influence when it came to the mock crime scene. This suggests that personal morals and values about doing the right thing in theory are extremely important to people, but when it comes to applying these morals or values they are outweighed by conforming to the norm and doing what is in our personal best interest. To further build upon this study Conner, Geis, Hutson and Ruggiero compared how people react to a simulation or mock crime and how they react to an actual crime....   [tags: unreported crimes, fbi, law enforcement]

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Robert Frost 's Dark Gravity

- Robert Frost was one of the most brilliant poets of his time. Becoming a New England native later in his life, Frost wrote many poems that incorporated characteristics of New England into his writing. This included, but was not limited to, the weather changes, the people, and many other components. Frost was born in San Francisco, California on March 26th, 1874. Based on his poetry, people argue that he is either the poet of quaint country wisdom or he is a poet of dark gravity, one who peers into the depths of the human experience, and whose poetics transcend being categorized as something merely country, merely quaint....   [tags: Poetry, Robert Frost, Winter solstice]

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The Light and Dark Forces in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- The Light and Dark Forces in Heart of Darkness        Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, explores something truer and more fundamental than a mere personal narrative. It is a night journey into the unconscious and a confrontation within the self. Certain circumstances of Marlow's voyage, when looked at in these terms, have new importance. Marlow insists on the dreamlike quality of his narrative. "It seems to me I am trying to tell you a dream - making a vain attempt, because no relation of a dream can convey the dream - sensation." Even before leaving Brussels, Marlow felt as though he "was about to set off for center of the earth," not the center of a continent....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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The Dark Writings of Edgar Allan Poe

- Edgar Allan Poe is regarded as one of the most famous writers of all time. He is known for his sinister and horrific tales and his seemingly pessimistic view on life. This overwhelming theme is rarely questioned by other writers and fans alike because of his personal tragedies; it is only fitting that a man as disturbed as Poe would write such troubled stories. It is common knowledge to most that Poe had a heartrending life; he lost his biological mother, adoptive mother, and wife all before he went to college....   [tags: Classic Literature]

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Black Poets And The Dark Room Collective

- White poets generally do not discuss race in their poems because they do not feel comfortable with the subject as they do not have firsthand experience. In an effort to not insult anyone or appear disingenuous, they avoid the topic all together. Unfortunately, this only perpetuates the issue and makes white poets appear as if they do not recognize African Americans and only care about the white perspective. However, black poets openly discuss racism in their works. They face the discrimination head on in their poems to raise awareness and express their feelings....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, Racism]

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Light and Dark in Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

-      In the book, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, all the characters are pulled into a well of black despair. Conrad uses the darkness of the situation contrasted to the light of society to show man’s dependence on western morals, and how when these morals are challenged by the darkness, the light crumbles under its newly weakened foundation. The contrast between light and dark is most stark in the themes of setting, the changes in Europeans as they drive farther into the Congo, and the white man’s collapse under the ultimate darkness of the Innermost Congo....   [tags: Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness]

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Dark Matter, An Unidentified Substance Accounting

- Dark matter is an unidentified substance accounting for 27% of our universe’s mass, watched by mankind’s most brilliant eyes and marvelled at by our sharpest minds. For years, we wondered why galaxies were rotating around their respective black holes at a speed almost 200 times faster than what was mathematically calculable. For decades, we struggled with the physics that only told us these galaxies should be ripped apart if not for something, something so gravitationally forceful holding them together....   [tags: Religion, Meaning of life, Human, Personal life]

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Facing the Dark Truth in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Facing the Dark Truth in Heart of Darkness Conrad’s Heart of Darkness has two major components: a candid look at the reality of imperialism, particularly in the Belgian Congo, and an exploration into the darkest depths of human existence. One symbolically dense part of the work occurs when Marlow and company are attacked on their journey into the 'heart of darkness' and towards Kurtz. The attack begins suddenly and each of the members of the company are forced to deal with this life intrusion in the way they see fit....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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The Death of the Auteur

- “The Death of the Auteur” 2 The concept of ‘author’ is originally derived from the Latin word for authority. From the theoretician’s standpoint, the author carries power over the text only to the extent that the ideas and scenarios within it are originally those of the author. French literary theorist Roland Barthes argues that the function of an author is to provide the semblance of originality and meaning in The Death of the Author. “Writing is the destruction of every voice, of every origin. Writing is the neutral, composite, oblique space where our subject slips away, the negative where all identity is lost, starting with the very identity of the body writing.” (Barthes 1466) The basis f...   [tags: Roland Barthes Author]

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Women During Dark Age Greece

- Women have not always been given power equal to men. During Dark Age Greece, the times The Odyssey was composed, women’s roles were almost limited to childbirth and domestic duties. In The Odyssey, Homer foreshadowed how the perception and roles of women would change in the future. Although the main character in The Odyssey, Odysseus, is a man, he would have never made it to Ithaca without the presence of the female characters. All the women in this epic are unique to one another, but they all come together to create the picture of the ideal woman we all know today....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Greek mythology, Telemachus]

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The Dark Romantics

- The dark Romantics describe life as evil, sinful, insane, and deceptive, which is more like life today. For example, the town’s people in the “Black Veil” can be seen as evil and sinful. The reason they are thought as evil and sinful is because they say things about him because he is wearing the black veil. This can be seen in Hawthorns the minister and the Black veil when Mr. Hooper says, ”why do you tremble at me. Cried he turning his veiled face around the circle of pale specters. Tremble also at each other....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing Three Articles on the Film Along Came Polly

- Comparing Three Articles on the Film Along Came Polly For my investigation, I am going to compare a newspaper, magazine and an internet article. The articles are on films. The film I'm going to do is Along Came Polly, from The Daily Mail, OK. Magazine and www.bbc.co.uk/somerset/films/2004/02/along_came_polly.shtml. I will get my example of 100 words from the first 20 sentences. Hypothesis My hypothesis is that magazine articles use longer words than newspaper articles. Newspaper Length of words Tally Frequency 1 6 2 20 3 23 4 20 5 13 6 8 7 1 8 6 9 1 10 1 11 1 12...   [tags: Papers]

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Personal Narrative - The Day the Police Came for Me

- The Day the Police Came for Me The door opened and in walked the hated vice-principal of my high school, who walked straight up to my 3rd hour English teacher and whispered something into his ear. They both turned and looked in my direction. I stared back blankly, wondering why they were looking at me. Through an undoubtedly bad experience in high school, I learned a very valuable lesson about life, people, and events. Mr. Burton, also the "dean of discipline", asked me to take my things and come with him....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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How and Why Hitler and the Nazis Came to Power in Germany

- How and Why Hitler and the Nazis Came to Power in Germany Before the Great War in 1914 Germany was a rich and prospering country. The end of the war in 1918 and between 1933 reduced Germany to a weak and struggling country. There are many reasons for the fall and rise of Germany during this time, which ultimately results in the rise of Hitler and the Nazis. After the war Germany found defeat in the First World War difficult to accept. Their did not accept that they had been truly defeated: they thought their government had been 'stabbed in the back' by left-wing Germans who lacked patriotism....   [tags: Papers]

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Neurotheology: Which came first, God or the brain?

- Neurotheology: Which came first, God or the brain. ìIt feels like a loss of boundaryÖItís as if the film of your life broke and you were seeing the light that allowed the film to be projectedÖî: Michael Baime describes the sensations he experiences during Zen meditation. Michael is a subject of the brain imaging study performed by scientists Newburg and DíAquili to track neural activity during Zen meditation. Newburg and DíAquili wanted to find out which brain sections were most active during the meditative states achieved by Michael and his fellow subjects....   [tags: Chemistry Neurotheology Papers]

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Reasons Why Nazis Came to Power in 1933

- Reasons Why Nazis Came to Power in 1933 There are several factors that enabled the Nazi party, with Hitler as its leader, was able to come to power in Germany in 1933. There are 5 main reasons involved history, economics, politics and the personality of Hitler. The main political events occurred in 1923 and 1933. The Treaty of Versailles was one of the most important causes that led to Hitler's rise in Germany. From the German point of view the treaty was incredibly harsh and devastating for Germany....   [tags: Papers]

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Why Hitler Came to Power in 1933 and not by 1929

- Why Hitler Came to Power in 1933 and not by 1929 In 1929 Germany was in disastrous problems with the depression and the death of Gustav Stresemann. This would seem the perfect opportunity for Hitler to seize power, however after the lessons he had learnt from the Munich putsch he knew that violence was not the answer, so he had would have to get in by other means; mainly by votes, as Hitler says in Mein Kampf-"We will keep out noses out of parliament till the time is right*", also by canvassing for votes, using propaganda and speech Hitler would try to get into parliament....   [tags: Papers]

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Dark Energy: The Mystery of This Millennium

- Dark Energy: The Mystery of This Millennium Billions of years ago, the universe was nothing but an infinitesimally small particle. Then, in less time than the blink of an eye, the universe expanded and increased in size by a factor of 1050. Expansion eventually began to slow down, allowing galaxies, star clusters, and so on, to form. Theoretically, expansion should still be slowing down; but to the contrary, expansion is in fact accelerating (10). Some scientists theorize that an unknown force, called Dark Energy, may be the cause of this accelerated expansion, while others disagree....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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The Analysis Of Light And Dark

- The Analysis of Light and Dark Imagery Nathaniel Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables, uses many qualities of symbolism which help develop the novel's main ideas. Darkness is the emblematic 'color'; of the Pyncheon's. Contrasted with its opposite, light, it forms one of the major symbols of the novel: the opposition of dark and light. Hawthorne uses dark imagery throughout his novel to express a sense of decay, but he also uses light imagery to inject hope. Nathaniel Hawthorne in The House of the Seven Gables describes Phoebe as 'an illuminating speck of light transforming the darkness of the house like the light of dawn'; (92)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Essay on Light and Dark in Antigone

- Use of Light and Dark in Antigone   The "Golden Age" of Greece is noted for its many contributions to the creative world, especially in its development of the play. These performances strived to emphasize Greek morals, and were produced principally for this purpose. Antigone, by Sophocles, is typical. The moral focused on in Antigone is the conflict between physis (nature) and nomos (law), with physis ultimately presiding over nomos. Throughout Antigone, King Creon is a symbol for nomos, while Antigone stands on the side of physis....   [tags: Antigone essays]

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Light and Dark in Heart of Darkness

- Light and Dark in Heart of Darkness     The brightest of lights can obscure vision while darkness can contain truths: one must not be distracted by the sheen of light, which conceals the deeper reality present in darkness. Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness illustrates this idea with the use of several symbols. White Europeans are used as symbols of self-deception, and objects with an alabaster quality are symbols of barriers to inner truth. Black is the foil of white; it represents the inner truth beneath the white surface reality....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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A Review of Wait Until Dark

- A Review of Wait Until Dark Frederick Knott wrote the classic thriller, Wait Until Dark, in 1964. The cast consists of several colorful and delightful characters, Harry Roat, Mike Talman, SGT Carlino, Jr., Susy Hendrix, Sam Hendrix, and the upstairs neighbor, Gloria. The play is set in a dimly lit, small basement apartment in Greenwich Village. The leader of the three con men, Harry Roat, encompasses madness and ruthlessness that provokes squirming, white-knuckled fright. Harry veers from calculating one moment to inept and indifferent the next....   [tags: Papers]

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I Want to Explore the Dark

- I Want to Explore the Dark The vacuum of space defined by modern particle theory is a strange place indeed. From an unchanging "void" it has become an active arena out of which particles might be created or into which they might be destroyed. Just as light was supposed to excite waves in the aether according to Newton, we now envisage elementary particles to be excitations out of the vacuum state. That vacuum might even be the "source" of all matter in the universe. We may have dispensed with the classical aether of Aristotle and Huygens, but in the process have come to speculate about matters which may seem even more bizarre....   [tags: Graduate Admissions Essays]

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Analysis of the Dark Side of the Internet

- The Dark Side of the Internet Statement of the Problem The Internet has changed lives. It's fulfilling prophecies to be better than books, better than traditional reference material, and the next best thing since sliced bread. However, as with every other technological miracle, there are always drawbacks. I wanted to find out what people use the Internet for and the common problems that they have. I did this by making numerous observations, conducting interviews, and distributing questionnaires....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Dark Side of Shakespeare's Macbeth

- The Dark Side of Macbeth        Can any reader of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth not feel the dark hand of death hovering over his head. Why does this sensation occur.   Charles Lamb in On the Tragedies of Shakespeare comments on the "images of night" and their impact on the audience:   The state of sublime emotion into which we are elevated by those images of night and horror which Macbeth is made to utter, that solemn prelude with which he entertains the time till the bell shall strike which is to call him to murder Duncan, - when we no longer read it in a book, when we have given up that vantage-ground of abstraction which reading possesses over seing, and come to see a man in his...   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Astronomy, why is the sky dark

- “Why is the night sky dark?”(Hienrich) For thousands of years this question, also known as Olber’s paradox, has been asked. Astronomers are constantly growing closer to the answer but still no one has yet found a finite answer. As scientists relentlessly collect data hoping to find some clue as to the answer to this riddle we seem to realize that the answer may be because of something that is too mind blowing for us to comprehend. Several explanations have been considered over the years. But as of right now only about two reasons seem to answer the question at hand....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Measure for Measure: The Dark Comedy

- The Dark Comedy of Measure for Measure Measure for Measure, the last of Shakespeare's great comedies, is also the darkest of his comedies, and represents his transition to tragic plays. This play differs from Shakespeare's other comedies, and is in many ways more akin to tragedy than to comedy. In setting, plot, and character development Measure for Measure has a tragic tone, however, because none of the main characters actually loses his life, this play is considered a comedy. Almost all of Shakespeare's comedies have dual localities: the real world of crime, punishment, and responsibility, and an idyllic world, where reality is malleable, and forgiving....   [tags: Measure for Measure Essays]

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The Dark Humor of Hamlet

- The Dark Humor of Hamlet       Hamlet's black humor is a direct result of too much anger: it leads to the alienation, and finally the death of the people who know him, and eventually causes his own death. First, Hamlet's reaction his mother's marriage right after Old Hamlet's funeral shows that his anger alienates him from his mother. Second, his reaction to Polonius, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern is his indirect anger to the world, because Hamlet feels that everyone is betraying and using him....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Faustus: Dealing in the Dark

- Ambition, intelligence, and will are all attributes that can help one to succeed in life. What of these when they are used to strive for power. These attributes of the human mind turn into arrogance, ignorance and, at the extreme, (lead to) eternal damnation - (as) seen in Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus, and similarly in society today. Faustus is enticed to reach for more power than is attainable through mortal means: "Whose deepness doth entice such forward wits/ To practice more than heavenly power permits"(Epil....   [tags: World Literature]

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The Dark! - Original Writing

- The Dark. - Original Writing All I see before me is darkness-a cold and chilling sight compared to the warmth my previous life had comforted me with. Everywhere I look is black, not a light or spark in sight. The situation I find myself in is so uncommon, yet so alluring to my senses. My body has become numb from the cool wind blowing, yet the wind seems to touch my mind as well, sending me into panic. Thoughts flow into my head. Where can I go in such a place. Where is there to run to in the darkness....   [tags: Papers]

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Review: Child of the Dark

- It seems that while for some, urban life provides more opportunities, many people end up in the slums because they lack the skills or experience necessary to compete. The city does not offer enough jobs for everyone, nor does it have adequate social compensation or training programs that might help people enter the workforce. Poverty becomes a perpetual cycle. Newcomers arrive with hopes and dreams, then find themselves in a family and in a favela at the same time. Discontent and hunger drive the people to the lowest standards possible....   [tags: Book Reviews]

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Depression in To Seem the Stranger, Fell of Dark, Carrion Comfort, and No Worst

- Depression in To seem the Stranger, Fell of Dark, Carrion Comfort, and No Worst   I believe that there can be seen a progressive deepening of depression throughout Hopkins' so-called terrible sonnets. The poems I intend to look at will show this, starting with "To seem the Stranger lies my Lot", "I wake and Feel the Fell of Dark", "Carrion Comfort", "No Worst, there is None", and finally "My own Heart let me more have Pity on". The first of the above poems shows the beginning of Hopkins' descent into depression....   [tags: To Seem the Stranger Essays]

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Exploring Why Most of the Actions in Macbeth Take Place in the Dark

- Exploring Why Most of the Actions in Macbeth Take Place in the Dark Macbeth is a play which describes to the audience how a good person can change and lose all his values and beliefs in the course of five acts. Being a tragedy, Macbeth shows us, the audience how Macbeth was tempted by power to become dark and evil and reach his destruction in the end. I suppose that at different times of the play Macbeth can be considered as a hero and as a coward. Seeing him in the beginning he is referred to as "noble Macbeth" by King Duncan after having saved Scotland in the battle....   [tags: Papers]

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Lisa Bright And Dark

- When someone has a nearly "perfect" life, it’s hard to believe that person could be going out of his or her mind. Lisa Bright and Dark, by John Neufeld, explores the world of mental illness through Lisa Shilling, a sixteen year old who believes she is going crazy. Though she and her friends know this, she is unable to receive help because her parents think she is making it up. With no adult help, the problem has to be taken into the hands of Lisa and her three teenage friends. &#9;Lisa Shilling starts off as any normal teenager, attending school, going out with friends, and even dating....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Traveling through the Dark

- "Traveling Through the Dark" by William Stafford was published in 1962. This poem has no consistent line length; there is also no specific rhyme scheme. One characteristic I found in this poem is the similarity between some of the words. Some of the words have the same sounds such as lines five and seven: "By glow of the tail-light I stumbled back of the car.../she had stiffened already, almost cold" (Stafford 155), the words "car" and "cold" both have the C sound. I have found the same similarity between sounds in other lines also....   [tags: Poetry]

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Traveling Through the Dark

- Traveling Through the Dark Stafford furtively conceals the profound meaning of his poem behind a story of the narrator, who stops alongside the road to care for a deer. The genius behind poem is better understood when the superficial meaning is expressed deeply. Driving down a narrow mountain road, "traveling through the dark," the narrator of the poem encounters a deer. The deer is actually "dead on the edge of the Wilson River road." The traveler decides to send the deer over the edge of the canyon, because "to swerve might make more dead." This line indicates that if he fails or "swerves" in his decision, the deer could cause an accident on the narrow road that might cost more lives....   [tags: Papers]

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Lisa Bright & Dark

- John Neufeld is the author of “Lisa Bright & Dark”. He lives and works in New York City these days. He was educated at Yale. His style of writing are usually touching stories. Finding information about John Neufeld is quite difficult since the Internet nor the book has provided any help whatsoever. Lisa Shilling is the main character of this book. She is just sixteen as she slowly loses her mind. Lisa is quite an example of teenager with problems which is why she’d be classified as a very real character....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Symbolic Use of Light and Dark in James Baldwin's Sonny's Blues

- The Symbolic Use of Light and Dark in James Baldwin's Sonny's Blues In James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues" a pair of brothers try to make sense of the urban decay that surrounds and fills them. This quest to puzzle out the truth of the shadows within their hearts and on the streets takes on a great importance. Baldwin meets his audience at a halfway mark: Sonny has already fallen into drug use, and is now trying to return to a clean life with his brother's aid. The narrator must first attempt to understand and make peace with his brother's drug use before he can extend his help and heart to him....   [tags: Sonny Blues Essays]

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Dark Images of Cyberpunk

- Dark Images of Cyberpunk Works Cited Missing With the publication of seminal works such as Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, science fiction has always contained an appeal to the underground culture. Her Gothic visions of human behavior became the inspiration for works such as Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 and Isaac Asimov's I, Robot series. Though the beginning emphasized utopian societies, science fiction progressed to include a future quite different from the present. Visions of flying ships, lasers, and travels to far off space colonies inundated these works....   [tags: Literary Movement Technology Essays Papers]

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lighthod Dark Heart of England Exposed in Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- The Dark Heart of England Exposed in Heart of Darkness       Joseph Conrad's novel, "Heart of Darkness", depicts events in his personal life and how he came to believe that the European invasion of the African Congo needed to end. Joseph Conrad had a boyhood fascination of maps and the blank spaces on the African continent. Therefore, when the opportunity was given to him to become the captain of a small steamship on the Congo River, he jumped at the chance. In addition to Conrad's sense of adventure, he also had a curiosity of King Leopold's actions in the Belgium Congo and had a strong desire to witness firsthand the action taking place....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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Bookreport on Dark Angel

- Chapter 1 -- This story starts out with Gillian Lennox walking home from school. Gillian was going to get ride from a friend but she had already left. When she reached the wooded area she heard crying. She went to investigate. She followed the sound to the creek where she lost her balance and fell in the icy river. Chapter 2 -- She worked her way over to the left bank and grabbed some roots as she went by and she was able to hold on and pull herself out of the river. She was now trying to find a way out of the woods....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dark Energy

- Dark energy what is it. Dark energy is a unknown energy said to take up 70 percent of the universe. The energy is a repulsive gravitational effect that is causing the universe to accelerate out-ward. No one knows exactly what dark energy is or where it comes from. Dark Energy is a new idea. Little is known about dark energy, yet it takes up a huge amount if the universe. Scientist were able to show the universe was expanding at an accelerated rate by measuring the red-shift of an object by comparing the spectral lines of the elements and the spectral lines of the same elements measured in a lab....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dark Dublin

- Dark Dublin James Joyce’s, Dubliners is made up of short stories that depict the lives of people in Dublin during the early 1900’s. At this point in history, Ireland was going through a time of distress. The author writes about this time through his stories and characters in the stories “Counterparts,” “Ivy Day in the Committee Room,” and “The Dead.” In these three accounts, Joyce uses the individuals to demonstrate the society of Ireland at this time....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Dark Matter

- There is perhaps no current problem of greater importance to astrophysics and cosmology than that of "dark matter". The controversy, as the name implies, is centered on the notion that there may exist an enormous amount of matter in the Universe that cannot be detected from the light that it emits. The evidence of dark matter is from the motions of astronomical objects, specifically stellar, galactic, and galaxy cluster/supercluster observations. The basic argument is that if we measure velocities in some region, then there has to be enough mass there for gravity to stop all the objects from flying apart....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dark Matter

- Missing Diagrams You, the computer you’re sitting at, the air you breathe, even the distant stars are all made up of protons electrons and neutrons. For a long time this ordinary matter, or what physicists like to call baryonic matter, was thought to be the main constitute of the universe. However, in the past twenty years evidence has been accumulating to the contrary, that in fact the universe is much stranger than ever thought of before and is almost entirely made up of something that we can’t see....   [tags: physics science space]

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Dark count or Dark Current is one of the most important CCD specifications,

- Dark count or Dark Current is one of the most important CCD specifications, along with resolution, quantum efficiency and noise figure. Dark count or Dark Current is one of the most important CCD specifications, along with resolution, quantum efficiency and noise figure. Dark current causes an output to occur without the previous introduction of an input. This is caused by the thermal generation and then diffusion of charge. This Dark Current is generated at different locations in the CCD, but the cause of this charge generation is basically the same in all locations....   [tags: Computer Science]

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Comparing Dark Water and The Mothman Prophecies

- Audiences love to be scared. Horror films attempt to find some sort of trigger in the audiences mind, and develop it to create horror. Preceded by the great horror novels such as Dracula, and developed in the early nineteen twenties and nineteen thirties in Germany. From slash movies, to the post-modern psychological thrillers, horror films have evolved into an art form. This genre relies heavily on the basic horror conventions. These have been adapted from the early twentieth century, and have developed a whole series of genre conventions into a familiar variety of scary settings, iconography, and stereotyped characterisation....   [tags: Movies, Film, Horror Genre]

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Light vs. Dark in Heart of Darkness

- Light vs. Dark in Heart of Darkness The realism movement of the late nineteenth century produced works in literature that were marked by reduced sentimentality and increased objectivity. The goal was to let details tell the story, and remove noticeable bias of the author through scientific and detailed descriptions. While this form of storytelling undoubtedly is most accurate, it creates difficulties for authors to incorporate their themes into the story. This resulted in an increase in symbolism in realist works....   [tags: Heart Darkness Conrad Essays]

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Dark And Light Imagery Within The Hobbit

- The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien is said to be one of the greatest children's novels of all time. The novel, due to its use of such characters as goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others is in tradition, a fairy tale. The tale centers on a small hobbit by the name of Bilbo Baggins. It follows the journey of a band of dwarves, a wizard named Gandalf, and their robber, Bilbo on their way to retrieving treasure that had long been taken away from them. The hobbit traveled all over Middle-Earth, beginning with Bilbo's tiny hobbit-hole in the ground, to Mirkwood forest, to finally reaching the Mountain in which the dragon Smaug lives....   [tags: J.R.R. Tolkien]

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Cinematic Techniques in Nabokov's Laughter in the Dark

- Cinematic Techniques in Nabokov's Laughter in the Dark   Vladimir Nabokov's Laughter in the Dark takes the movies for its style as well as its subject matter. In recounting the farcical tragedy of director Albinus and starlet Margot, Nabokov imports a wide variety of techniques and imagery from the cinema into the novel. But Nabokov's "cinematic" style is not analagous to that of a screenplay: the polished prose is always tinged with the novelist's trademark irony. Gavriel Moses notes that   Nabokov's most consistent reaction to popular films in their public context is his awareness that the film image......   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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Dark Overtones And Their Contrasts In My Antonia

- Dark Overtones, and Their Contrasts in My Antonia In My Antonia by Willa Cather, there are many dark overtones that pervade the novel. It is through the use of symbolism and contrast these overtones are made real. The prairie is the predominant setting of the novel. It may be shaped, and it conforms to the desires of those working it. The prairie¹s loneliness, shown by the wide open spaces, is a brilliant way of revealing internal conflict by using a setting. Also, it brings out the characters true meaning....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Compare and contrast the views of Autumn in Ted Hughes’s There Came A

- Compare and contrast the views of Autumn in Ted Hughes’s There Came A Day and John Keats’s Ode To Autumn. How do the poets use language to convey these views. There are many similarities and differences between the two autumn poems ‘There came a day’ by Ted Hughes and ‘Ode to autumn’ by John Keats. Both poems are based on autumn but they portray it in different ways. ‘There came a day’ presents autumn in a negative way where as ‘ode to autumn’ presents it in a positive way. The reason that John Keats may have written in a in a positive way about autumn is because he was a pre-twentieth century poet and had a love for nature and respect for the countryside....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Light and Dark Side of DNA Technology

- The Light and Dark Side of DNA Technology As with most modern advances, DNA technology has opened the door to a vast new world of discovery. On the positive side, DNA aids us in the fight against disease, such as cancer, and many genetic disorders, such as muscular dystrophy. Yet many in society are concerned with the ethical issue of using DNA in matters such as cloning, genetic tampering, and the irratication of less than perfect fetuses resulting selective human reproduction. Most diseases have a genetic basis, therefore if scientists are able to locate the genes that are responsible for diseases, it would aid in the treatment and prevention of disease....   [tags: Papers]

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Finding the Light in the Dark with Bipolar Disorder

- Finding the Light in the Dark with Bipolar Disorder Affecting nearly one percent of the population of the United States, bipolar disorder has quickly become one of the leading forms of mental illness (Spearing). While advancements in medical science and technology have allowed researchers and physicians to understand its elements more clearly, the effects of bipolar disorder are tragic and often deadly. Often the negative results occur due to a lack of proper diagnosis: some seventy-five percent of bipolar cases go untreated (Spearing)....   [tags: Bipolar Psychology Psychiatry Essays]

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Dark Side of the Court - Original Writing

- Dark Side of the Court - Original Writing As the searing sun slowly set in the attractive ginger hued sky, a rusted and ramshackle vehicle laboured along Oakland Hill Road in such a manner that it seemed as if it weren’t meant to reach its destination. What now seemed a worthless hunk of scrap to onlookers used to be a vibrant red special edition Ford, though so much time had passed that it had little resemblance to what it once was, besides the shape. It had been serviced a few times in its fifteen year history, the last one being almost six protracted years ago; the year ‘she’ had left the two who were seated inside, amongst the filthy interior....   [tags: Papers]

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Shakespeare's Macbeth - Macbeth's Dark Quality

- Macbeth's Dark Quality      It is obvious to the reader of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth that there are varying types and degrees of darkness in the drama. We shall look at this in detail within this paper.   L.C. Knights in the essay "Macbeth" describes the moral darkness into which Macbeth lowers himself:   The main theme of the reversal of values is given out simply and clearly in the first scene - "Fair is foul, and foul is fair"; and with it are associated premonitions of the conflict, disorder and moral darkness into which Macbeth will plunge himself.  (95)   Charles Lamb in On the Tragedies of Shakespeare comments on the "images of night" and their impact on the audience:...   [tags: Macbeth essays]

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Oedipus the King: Light vs. Dark

- Light vs. Dark in Oedipus Throughout Oedipus the King, Sophocles employs one continuous metaphor: light vs. darkness, and sight vs. blindness.  A reference to this metaphor occurs early in the play, when Oedipus falsely accuses Tiresias and Creon of conspiracy: Creon, the soul of trust, my loyal friend from the start steals against me... so hungry to overthrow me he sets this wizard on me, this scheming quack, this fortune-teller peddling lies, eyes peeled for his own profit—seer blind in his craft....   [tags: Oedipus Rex Essays]

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Epic Heroes

- Heroes may fall, but they are never forgotten. An epic is an enlightening story with its true purpose to portray a historical person or event. Epics centralize on concepts such as loyalty and valor, which were important to those of medieval times. Epics were not recorded for a long time after they actually occurred. An epic hero is an individual with phenomenal finesse and extraordinary abilities. They represented a culture's highest standards or values. A heroic flaw is usually the triumphant downfall of a hero....   [tags: Hero Roland Siegfried Balian]

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The Middle Ages

- Rome fell in 476 AD, the subsequent 1000 years made up a period of time called the Middle Ages. The Middle Ages are often referred to as the Dark Ages because of the way of life in Europe during that age. William Manchester suggests that this time period was actually a dark age, in his A World Lit Only By Fire. Manchester describes the ‘Dark Ages’ as a “mélange of incessant warfare, corruption, lawlessness, obsession with strange myths, and an almost impenetrable mindlessness”. He also states how famines and plague repetitively thinned the population, and that “rickets afflicted the survivors”....   [tags: The Dark Ages]

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