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Carl Sagan's The Demon-Haunted World as Social Commentary

- Carl Sagan's The Demon-Haunted World as Social Commentary        Carl Sagan sums up his view of the basic flaw of man in one phrase: "history reveals that we humans have a sad tendency to make the same mistakes again and again" (Sagan 424). Humans today have an understanding of the world around them that is vastly superior to that of their ancestors. In spite of this, a growing number of people perpetually fail to scrutinize to the degree necessary for the evolution of the self. According to Sagan, failure to think scientifically seems to be the reason why most people get caught up in investing all their faith in as-yet-unproved phenomena such as UFOs and even religion....   [tags: Carl Sagan Demon-Haunted World]

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Theme of Carl Sagan's The Demon-Haunted World

- Theme of The Demon-Haunted World Books that promote pseudoscience are often popular and profitable. Much less marketable are those books which promote skepticism (Nickell 106). The underlying theme in the first part of Carl Sagan's book The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark is that there can be overwhelming harmful effects if science is not used as a way to observe that which is not completely understood. This means that people should study everything objectively and let popular beliefs interfere when drawing their conclusions....   [tags: Sagan Demon-Haunted World Essays]

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The Book ' Demon Haunted World '

- Pseudoscience means a belief or practice that is mistakenly seen as based off of science. Due to the increase in media, there are multiple sources, which people who are hearing or watching do not know what is true. As a result, the first source they hear or watch, is the source they will believe. Also, being secluded from the world, can affect someone’s knowledge. Only knowing one-way, can blind someone from the truth. Science, is using proven facts to support their claim, but with media playing a big part in today’s world and being secluded, pseudoscience is taking over science, which does not have proven facts....   [tags: Scientific method, Science, Epistemology, FACT]

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A Demon Haunted World

- A Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark Well I can certainly see why this book was rated with five stars. I found Sagan’s book, “A demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark” one of the most eye-opening books that I have read in a very long time. I must admit that when this book was first presented to me I doubted just how great this would be. Here in my head I was thinking “Okay I don’t want to read a book about engineering I want to do engineering.” But the thought process went on and I must admit it was well worth reading this book....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Movie Review : ' It 's Haunted House Movies ' And ' They Couldn 't Stop With Just One

- Atop the list of the most impressive, satisfying haunted house movies created in the last decade is Insidious (although the sequel, Insidious: Chapter 2, essentially tainted it). The back-to-back stories set forth in the Insidious films focus on the Lambert family and their connection to the spirit world, which they reluctantly navigate through with the help of a team of paranormal investigators. And, like the vast majority of successful horror films, they couldn’t stop with just one. Director James Wan takes a break from the series, giving way to Leigh Whannell (feature length debut) – who also happens to be the writer and creative mastermind of all three Insidious films (not to mention Saw...   [tags: Horror film, Film, Ghost, Halloween]

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The Possession of Roland Doe

- Levitating beds, loss of memory for long periods of time, loss of bladder control, speaking in tongues, these are all symptoms known to be associated with possession. A possession is having control or owning (Farlex). When a person is possessed they have no control over their feelings or actions a majority of the time. The reason it is called a possession is because, when one is possessed, the spirit or demon has control over that person. The possession and exorcism of Roland Doe is one of the most documented possessions in history....   [tags: spirit, demon, exorcism, loss of control]

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Love Between An Angel And A Demon

- Lethal Love Love between an angel and a demon is seemingly impossible. Creatures like these are meant to loathe each other, never falling in love. Their jobs are simple, to capture the souls of a dying human to take back to their realm. While an angel is used to purify the soul of a human, a demon 's job is to try and eradicate the righteousness left in a person. When they cross paths, they are meant to annihilate one another. Somehow, one day, the basic rules of life were altered forever....   [tags: Soul, Christian terms, Demon, Spirit]

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Demon Possession And Mental Illness

- Demon Possession and Mental Illness For centuries, society has placed sigma on people with mental illness, even today with all the medical knowledge we have, there’s still no clear understanding of what causes or how to prevent mental illness. But after reading the quote “The mind is its own place, and in itself. Can make a heav’n of hell, a hell of heav’n” (Beelzebub, in Book 1, lines 254-255). Immediately, the thought of mental illness came to mind. Mental illness affects the lives and well-being of numerous people throughout the world....   [tags: Psychology, Psychiatry, Demon, Mental illness]

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The Mystery Of Ghosts And Haunted Houses

- You’re home alone, in the middle of the night, and you get out of bed because you assume you hear footsteps in your kitchen, you get out of the bed and go into the kitchen to see a shocking sight; a shadow walking into the other room. You think you have witnessed a ghost in your own home; however scientists would declare it was just a hallucination. Millions of people around the world believe in ghosts and haunted houses; however scientists believe that there are far more “reasonable” explanations for what some believe “paranormal activity.” Ghosts are real and are a prominent part of life because they are the spirts or souls of a dead person who has not fully “moved on” quite yet....   [tags: Ghost, Paranormal, Haunted house, Carbon monoxide]

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The Haunted Palace

- The Haunted Palace “The Haunted Palace” is one of Edgar Allen Poe’s mysterious and phantasmagoric poems. Written in the same year as “The Devil in the Belfry,” and included in his short story “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Haunted Palace” is another tale of innocence and happiness now corroded with sorrow and madness. It is fairly easy to say that “The Haunted Palace” is a metaphor for Poe’s own ghostly troubled mind, more than it is about a decaying palace. For in 1839, it was found in a book that the main character in “The Fall of the House of Usher” comes across....   [tags: Poe Haunted Palace Essays]

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The Demon Lover Rough Draft

- The Demon Lover Rough Draft Tragedies tend to stick around our heads for a long time, in “The Demon Lover” by Elizabeth Bowen, she lets Mrs. Drover have the misery of her husband’s death haunt her subconscious mind. Also the other major theme is the effects of wartime on the human brain. Revenge in the short story is no bad deed goes unpunished. As well, the tale could be considered an allegory in which the soldier symbolizes "endless, inescapable violence," Many of the symbols, motifs, and the two characters in the short story support this theme also....   [tags: World War II, Short story, Fiction, World War I]

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The Haunted Places in Wisconsin

- All houses are haunted; all persons are haunted; throngs of spirits follow us everywhere, we are never alone. Every county has they own haunted places some more known than others. I know this very personally because I live less than 100 yards from one of those haunted places, Marsh Road. I will take you on an adventure though Wisconsin’s past and present gulls and goblins that will sure give you a new look on Wisconsin. The haunted places in Wisconsin are worth learning about. Do you know what the closet haunted places to you are....   [tags: spirits, haunted roads, paranormal activities]

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A Haunted House By Virginia Woolf

- “A Haunted House” by Virginia Woolf is a short story about a ghostly couple that are wandering around the home they lived in before they died, searching for something they lost. They move round the house as quietly as they can without waking the new owners. The owner does not awaken, but subconsciously begins to wander and get confused along with the ghost. they enter the drawing room the word “safe” is chanted multiple times, allowing the couple to feel at ease and know that their search was not in vain and what they yearn for is safe....   [tags: Ghost, Paranormal, Haunted house, Ghosts]

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The, Not An Evil Demon

- I take direct realism to be the better version of realism, as unlike Locke, it does not infer the existence of the external world, it just assumes it. Direct realism is the theory that suggests we perceive the external world directly, and that external objects exist in reality, furthermore these objects are independent to our experience. One of the merits of this view, is the way in which it responds to the sceptic, who will argue that the realist must somehow prove, with certainty, that their experiences as of a table are in fact caused by a table (1), not an evil demon (2)....   [tags: Mind, Logic, Metaphysics, Reality]

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The Unconscious Mind of Mrs. Drover in Bowen’s The Demon Lover

- The Unconscious Mind of Mrs. Drover in Bowen’s The Demon Lover To some degree, literature is analogous to the human mind: both literature and the thought systems of human beings operate on multifarious levels. The human mind functions both consciously and unconsciously; while the conscious exists superficially, the unconscious governs most human actions. The superficial level of literature is gleaned by rendering a literal interpretation of the words on the pages. Yet, a piece of literature—like the human mind—also contains a recondite element that governs the actions contained within the work....   [tags: Demon Lover Essays]

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Neglect and Decay in Joyce Carol Oates' Haunted

- Neglect and Decay in Joyce Carol Oates' "Haunted" “Things in the world even those built by man are so quiet left to themselves…” People futilely fight the decay of life and relationships in an attempt to find beauty and goodness in the world. Joyce Carol Oates masterfully illustrates this theme in her short story “Haunted.” Oates reveals the protagonist Melissa’s desperate struggle with looming forces like the physical environment, her twisted relationship with her best friend, and even the insanity in her own mind....   [tags: Joyce Carol Oates haunted Short Stories Essays]

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The Logic Behind The Evil Demon

- Deceivers, Demons, and God, Oh My; Descartes and Whether the Evil Demon Exists Descartes would not think that having an idea of the Evil Demon proves that the Evil Demon exists as it does with God. To explain why, I will first explain the logic behind the Evil Demon, discuss his reasoning of God’s existence then show why the Evil Demon would not apply with Descartes logic. René Descartes is a famous French philosopher known for writing his meditations in the 1640s. In his meditations Descartes deal with what beliefs are true, and absolute, he uses his meditations to create foundations of true knowledge and thought....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Idea, Ontology]

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Unsettling Language in Elizabeth Bowen’s The Demon Lover

- Unsettling Language in Elizabeth Bowen’s The Demon Lover Elizabeth Bowen retells a popular folk tale in her short story, "The Demon Lover." The title suggests that the plot consists of a woman being confronted by a demon lover from her past. Bowen does not stray far from this original tale. Instead of originality, Bowen's prose relies on the use of subtleties to keep the story interesting. The story's subtleties feed us questions that continually grab our interest. Bowen immediately begins to create a sense of uneasiness in the first paragraph....   [tags: Bowen Demon Lover Essays]

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A Haunted House By Virginia Woolf

- Virginia Woolf’s Literature on Subject “She Misses Him” Love, which is defined as an intense feeling of deep affection, is commonly used as a theme by writers from around the world. English writer Virginia Woolf, for example, has written several literary works on human nature. Her free-form prose style earned her credits for which her creations published in the 1920s were most distinguished. Love is not love without memories, both the novel Mrs. Dalloway and the short story “A Haunted House” are elaborately written by Virginia Woolf about love; however, the character Clarissa from Mrs....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf]

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The Haunted Castle, By George Melies

- Some of the most iconic films in history has been those of the horror and since fiction genre. These films have gone down in history as the most thrilling experiences, bringing in audiences who want to leave with their hearts racing and a fear set into them so they can’t sleep at night. Coming from some of the darkest and twisted parts of the mind, the history of this classic genre is just as thrilling as the movies themselves. Horror movies draw their earliest inspirations from authors of gothic novels, such as Bram Stoker, Mary Shelly, and Edgar Allen Poe....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Slasher film]

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Demon In The Freezer

- The Demon in the Freezer by Richard Preston is an intriguing book that discusses the anthrax terrorist attacks after 9/11 and how smallpox might become a future bioterrorist threat to the world. The book provides a brief history of the smallpox disease including details of an outbreak in Germany in 1970. The disease was eradicated in 1979 due to the World Health Organization’s aggressive vaccine program. After the virus was no longer a treat the World Health Organization discontinued recommending the smallpox vaccination....   [tags: Richard Preston]

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Sophie’s Choice by William Styron

- ... Later on in the book the reader finds out the secret Sophie has been hiding, that she had two children. Jan, her boy and Eva her girl in which she has to choose which one will live and which one will be gassed to death at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Sophie sacrifices her daughter Eva and Jan was sent off to a children’s camp and was never seen again by his mother. On page 516 of the novel Styron writes “You may keep one of your children. The other one will have to go. Which one will you keep?” (Beranek) This Decision has haunted Sophie for the rest of her life, it has drained her, causing nightmares and the constant thought of where her son could be still follows her every day....   [tags: world war II, jewish, mental state]

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Descartes Evil Demon Conjecture By Descartes

- p. 86, questions 2, 4, 5, 7 2. In Descartes Evil Demon Conjecture he questions and doubts certain propositions until it is impossible for him to doubt them any further, thus extracting the absolute truth. For Descartes, any proposition that passed his Evil Demon Conjecture along with his Dream Conjecture would be certain. These two conjectures even though they are extremely strange, if put to the test they could reveal the truth. For example, let’s say that the wall of the philosophy class is white, but could it not be that some evil demon has already arranged it for me to “see” the wall white....   [tags: Mind, Perception, Cognition, Psychology]

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Haunted House

- High upon a lonely hill surrounded by a great dark forest, stood an ancient, crumbling manor, known as the Haunted House. The windows were all smashed and it looked like the house was used a long time ago and was never used again. The font gates were as old as the hills. It belonged to a greedy old man, he was as short as a stump, he was really grumpy and fat who everyone said he was a wizard. Even though he owned the immense haunted house he didn’t dare to go inside because he was frightened like a child in dark, so he lived in the small cottage in the grounds of the manor, with just his black cat for company....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The Demon Lover

- Natural Events: 'The Demon Lover'; The events in Elisabeth Bower's 'The Demon Lover'; can be explained naturally. The story being as vague as it is leads most to concur with the title of the story and imagine that there is a supernatural aspect in the story. In the short story, Kathleen has returned to her home in London that has been abandoned during the bombing of World War II. She is not expected, yet she finds a letter addressed to her on a table in the hallway. Twenty-five years has past since the leaving of her former lover during World War I....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Haunted by History in The Beloved by Toni Morrison

- A significant theme within the novel Beloved is that of history. The main characters of the novel are haunted by their personal histories and by the history of their people. One main character in particular gets haunted by her past, Sethe. Sethe is mentally haunted daily by the sacrifices she had to make to get her freedom, and she is also haunted by Beloved which is presumed to be her daughter come back to haunt her. Sethe’s life revolves around the haunting of her past and it is made into a major theme of this novel....   [tags: memories, slave, african american]

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Athens : The Fourth Most Haunted Place

- According to The British Metaphysical society, Athens is ranked as “the 13th most haunted place in the world. This is a justifiable adjudication, due to the many legends of ghosts and other mysterious beings that have accumulated around the Athens county area over the years. However, no area has received greater recognition of hauntings than that of the many Athens cemeteries. A great part of the Athens folklore is based on supernatural findings within cemeteries and other localities that been deemed as “haunted”....   [tags: Ghost, Paranormal, Cemetery, Cemeteries]

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The Raven as the Demon as Despair

- The Raven as the Demon as Despair Soon after the death of a loved one come many visitors to the bereaved. Some arrive early, bearing gifts of food and speaking words of consolation and comfort. Others appear late in the day, unable to say anything, but still comforting in their very presence. But when the comforters have gone away and we sit through the lonely watches of the night, pondering our loss, the last visitor arrives. He comes invited, though not to bring consolation; his words are empty of that....   [tags: Papers]

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The Demon Lover, An Analysis

- In "The Demon Lover," by Elizabeth Bowen, Kathleen Drover returns to London from her house in the country in order to gather some things that she and her husband had abandoned during the bombings of the war. It is a humid, rainy day in late August and her once familiar street is now mostly deserted. The caretaker of her house is supposed to be out of town for a week and her arrival is assumed unknown. Mrs. Drover enters the old musty house and discovers a letter addressed to herself and it is marked with the present date....   [tags: American Literature]

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Can a Believer be Demon Possessed?

- The best place to find the answer to that question was in the Bible. The answer is no. Everyday believers desire to sin. When that happens, who is to blame. Usually ?Satan made me do it. is the typical excuse. Wrong. Our desire to sin comes from our lusts (James 1:13,14), the flesh (Galatians 5:19-21) and evil hearts (Mark 7:21,22). Satan knows these weaknesses and uses them to his advantage. If Satan cannot cause us to sin, he certainly cannot indwell in us. When we are told to put on the whole armour of God, it is meant to protect us from the outside evils not from evil that is ?possessing....   [tags: Theology]

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The Ghost Story of Haunted Roads

- The Ghost Story of Haunted Roads The story of a haunted road in comes from a resident of the city. He is an Asian, male University sophomore. He told me the story in March at a very late hour. Among friends discussing plans to one day explore some supposedly haunted areas of the state, the storyteller spoke of a “rumor” he had heard from one of his college friends. The “late hour” previously mentioned is noteworthy since it affected the way the urban legend was told. There were four of us in a diner, eating at a time when most restaurants had been closed for hours already....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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The Raven and The Haunted Palace by Edgar Allan Poe

- “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,” (“The Raven” 1). “The Raven” arguably one of the most famous poems by Edgar Allan Poe, is a narrative about a depressed man longing for his lost love. Confronted by a talking raven, the man slowly loses his sanity. “The Haunted Palace” a ballad by Poe is a brilliant and skillfully crafted metaphor that compares a palace to a human skull and mind. A palace of opulence slowly turns into a dilapidated ruin. This deterioration is symbolic of insanity and death....   [tags: poem, symbolism, romanticism]

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The Hidden Treasure of Love: A Haunted House by Virgina Wolf

- The Hidden Treasure of Love         Death parted them when the life of his wife was taken from him suddenly. After her death, he left the house and sealed up all of the windows leaving the house empty. After both of them left this world, the dead couple reunited back in their old place of living. Now two ghosts wander through an occupied house that they lived in over a century ago in search of the hidden treasure. The ghosts search and search while the living couple listens and tries to figure out what they are looking for....   [tags: short stories, literature]

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Oedipus : A Tragic Man Haunted By A Cruel Fate

- Oedipus is a tragic man haunted by a cruel fate, of that there is simply no doubt. But does that fate excuse a man’s crimes. It is an important question that needs to be answered before we decide the Oedipus’s guilt. Are the murder of his father and incest with his mother somehow mitigated by the circumstances of the situation that led to them. I think not, a man is responsible for his actions a king more so than any man. In fact as a king Oedipus is responsible for all of Thebes. If he is not held responsible what kind of example is he setting with his authority....   [tags: Murder, KILL, Marriage, Oedipus]

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Eumenides vs. The Haunted

- Eumenides vs. The Haunted Throughout time there has been a universal question that does not yet yield a universal answer: whether or not it is right to avenge the murder of another by killing the killers. In both “The Haunted,” the third play from Eugene O’ Neill’s trilogy “Morning Becomes Electra,” and “Eumenides,” the third play from Aeschylus’ trilogy “The Oresteia,” the respective sons are directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of their mothers after their mothers intentionally murder their fathers....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Haunted Garden

- Haunted?. How ridiculous can people get. I’d just moved into my new home with my sister, Kylie. Just the two of us, that was how it was going to be from now on. A new beginning. It was my first day in my new school today. It wasn’t that bad until my teacher asked me to introduce myself in front of the whole class. I didn’t mind saying stuff about me but after I said where I lived everyone kept staring at me. I didn’t know why and felt quite embarrassed, thinking that there was something wrong with the way I looked....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Maxwell's Demon - Not a Perpetual Motion Machine

- Maxwell's Demon - Not a Perpetual Motion Machine Entropy is not a difficult concept to just take at face value, but it is a difficult topic to gain a good understanding of. To do this some background must be given such as the first and second law of thermodynamics. The second law of thermodynamics states that any event that occurs spontaneously must result in an increase in the randomness of lhe syslem. This means that as an ice cube melts the water molecules that it is composed of will progress toward a less ordered arrangement....   [tags: Physics Essays]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Demon '

- He laughs, pulling out his own knife and spinning it around in his hand with ease. “No one is going to save you this time, angel.” “Oh, she’s not looking for someone to save her,” a voice echoes from the shadows and I turn towards it. There stands the demon. It still has Jeen’s blood on its arm and its clothes a partly burned from the small grenade explosion. “She’s looking out for me.” Jagger’s attention turns to the demon who he thinks is Felix. “Oh, look someone I hate even more than you, angel, and someone I have good reason to hate.” The demon just smiles and I don’t hesitate, throwing my knife straight him....   [tags: KILL, English-language films]

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New Historicist Study of Demon Lover

- This paper takes two steps to have a brief view on The Demon Lover, from New Historicist point of view. The first step, represents three methodologies which are necessary in which unlocking the text according to New Historicism. The second step develops each methodology with reference to the text of the work and depicts different views in this regard. Since New Historicists view an aesthetic work as a social production, a text's meaning resides for them in the cultural system, composed of the Demon Lover from New Historicist point of view, three area of concern should be investigated: (1) Elizabeth Bowen's life; (2) the social rules and dictates within the text; and (3) the reflection o...   [tags: American Literature]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Demon Lover '

- Slave to Delusion Some people tell the truth and some people show the truth. Elizabeth Bowen shows the truth in her story, “The Demon Lover”. Her story is about a forty four year old woman who revisits her childhood home to collect some possessions for her family. However, the woman finds a letter from an unknown source that she believes is from her dead fiancé. Many readers believe this piece of fiction to be a ghost story, but it is one that is about a woman with acute psychological delusion portrayed through the use of characterization and occasion....   [tags: Anxiety, Psychology, Elizabeth Bowen]

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Personal Narrative : ' The Demon Girl '

- I spin, shoving him away. I’m done. I am not taking this from him. I may not be yelling at him or threatening to kill him, but that doesn’t mean I won’t punch him in the face. I don’t even know why I haven’t killed him yet, or returned to favor for leaving me broken and beaten after killing that shape-shifting demon in Scelestus City. I open my mouth to growl something rather nasty when a familiar face comes into my vision. I freeze. All my anger dissolves as I push pass Jagger and race over to the cell....   [tags: Debut albums, 2007 singles, 2003 singles]

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Speed Demon - Original Short Story

- Speed Demon - Original Short Story It was early, but he could hack it. People were paying good money for him to do this job and he was going to make damn sure that he did it right. The morning dew glistened on his track, and a hazy evanescence could be seen arising from the cold, hard tarmac. He had just completed a previous lap of this, his, circuit, he owned that circuit, it was his, and he made sure that it was his by beating off any rivals who even dared to try and complete it....   [tags: Papers]

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Demon Summoner Is A Hero?

- Demon Summoner is a Hero. In the book the Novice, the first book in the Summoners series, written by Taran Matharu has a character named Fletcher who shows bravery and courage in all the challenges he faces. He is a 16 year old boy who had the misfortune of making the richest son in the town, Didric, mad at him. This then leads to many more events where he proves he is not willing to play fair. He even fought for his life when Didric tried to kill him with the help of Didric’s lackeys. This then caused him to flee his one home that his father figured lived in....   [tags: Hero, Character, Protagonist, Greek loanwords]

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Ghost Story of the Haunted Abandoned Factory

- Ghost stories and urban legends have a power over people that other types of stories lack. These stories can deeply scare people and lead them to question certain things in life. The fashion in which the story teller delivers the story can greatly affect how haunting the story is and how long it lingers in the listeners’ heads. Urban legends pertaining to a certain region have even more of an effect on people’s beliefs. That scary house on the corner may never be the same to somebody after they are told about the gruesome murder that supposedly happened there many years ago....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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Santo y Blue Demon contra el doctor Frankenstein (1974)

- I've never been to Mexico, but I like to think of it as populated by an array of colorfully masked wrestlers tirelessly protecting the country against various monsters and aliens, between taking on opponents in the squared circle. This impression has been greatly influenced by the dozens of lucha-libre films produced in the area throughout the 50s, 60s and 70s, many of which starred the most popular mexican wrestler of all: El Santo. Santo first began wrestling in the 1930s, but it was when he began wearing his trademark silver mask that his career really took off and by the 1950s (when he was already well into his 40s) he began his foray into cinema with Santo contra el cerebro del mal (San...   [tags: Film Review]

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An Evaluation of Descartes' Argument that an Evil Demon Manipulates through Senses

- I. Introduction This paper is an evaluation of the argument Descartes presents about the possibility of the influence of an evil demon influencing manipulating and deceiving us through our senses. The second section is to describe the method of doubt and how it progresses to the third section which evaluates the progression through the evil spirit argument. Fourth, is how one can take both the method of doubt and the evil spirit argument and come to the conclusion that one still exists and is a thinking being....   [tags: meditation, doubt, spirit]

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Mary Robinson’s The Haunted Beach

- Mary Robinson’s The Haunted Beach Mary Robinson’s “The Haunted Beach” tells a tale of a murder surrounded by mysterious supernatural activity, which ultimately culminates in a decisive, though equally intangible, moral judgment sentenced from above. The poem, characterized by juxtaposed contrasting images, unfolds neatly and rhythmically, as if determined by the hand of Fate herself. Like the “sea-birds hover’d craving” the reader fervently reads on, seeking some illumination on the “strong and mystic chain” which binds both men and nature’s actions which is never fully revealed....   [tags: Poem Poetic Mary Robinson Essays]

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The Haunted House - Original Writing

- The haunted house The scariest house that I have ever been was right next to my aunt 's house when I was almost 10 years old. An old lady with her cat used to live there. One day the lights went off, and you couldn’t hear any noise or see anybody. It looked like she left the house alone but no one really knew her and it was also common to see the house a few days abandoned. But this time was different and worse; it looked like she passed away but everyone was afraid to ask. No one went to the house and the only move that you could see was her black cat which used to sleep in the porch right next to the door....   [tags: 2008 singles, English-language films]

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Haunted Houses: Reality or Hoax?

- Introduction Paranormal activity better known as parapsychology is the scientific study of interaction between living organisms and their external environment that seem that seemed to transcend the known physical laws of nature (The Rhine, 2013). According to (Nichols, 2011) parapsychology was studied over 100 years and in that time amassed thousands of cases studies and formal experiments in order to better understand these non-ordinary realms. In the study of paranormal activity, they have been studying them in lavatories....   [tags: paranormal activity, parapsychology]

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Theme of Haunting in the Following Modernist Works: Rebecca, A Haunted House and The Painted Veil

- Modernism as a new genre emerged as a reaction to the previous one-Realism- and took its own place in literary canon. As being introduced to the literary world upon facing the brutal facts of life and its chaotic realities, it brought different aspects to the world of the writers. Its difference existed as a result of its newness not only in content but also in form. The genre of Modernism brought new dimensions to the literature by means of new techniques that are unconventional and unusual.In the field of art and literature, Modernism caused a shift in aesthetic and cultural sensibilities with the period of post World War One....   [tags: virginia wolfe, ]

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House 124 Is Haunted by a Baby in the Novel, Beloved by Toni Morrison

- ... Denver’s only company was gone, “whooshed away in the blast of a hazelnut man’s shout, leaving [her] world flat.” Paul D was taking up Sethe’s attention and he got rid of the ghost, leaving Denver lonely on two fronts. Paul D continuously tried to make room for himself at 124, breaking up the trio of Sethe, Denver, and the ghost, and turning it into Sethe, Denver, and himself. Tired and annoyed of Paul D’s presence at 124, Denver eventually flat-out asked Paul D “how long he was going to hang around.” She doesn’t want anyone competing with her for her mother’s attention....   [tags: relationship, spiritual, immature]

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Epic Battles Between Man And Demon

- The poem, Beowulf, centers around the epic battles between man and demon. The poem deals with a hero’s journey and the battles he faces. Each monster brings a different set of obstacles and tactics that Beowulf must use to defeat it. Beowulf fights Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and a dragon, each battle had its own set reasons, preparation, and outcome, however there are some similarities between them. After, Hrothgar became king of the Danes, their kingdom enjoyed a period of peace and prosperity....   [tags: Beowulf, Combat, Military, Heorot]

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Authority and Conformity: The Demon Hidden Within

- Why did I survive. Why did I massacre thousands of innocent people. How could this have happened. It was just a nightmare none of this can be real. It’s over and done with let’s just get on with our lives already. These are some of the thoughts I believe both the Nazi’s and prisoners had after the holocaust was over. Some people were guilt-ridden by their actions and the harsh decisions they had to make between their survival and the survival of someone else. Other took more of a sociopathic and apathetic approach towards their actions during the holocaust blaming their actions on the people in charge....   [tags: nazi, concentration camps, massacre]

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Haunted House

- Holly looked at me with a pout that could rival Victoria Beckham’s. “Come on Summer, don’t be such a wuss. It’s just an old house, right Kate?” She looked to her best friend Kate who nodded her agreement. “I’ve been in there before with my brother and I swear it’s not that bad. It looks spookier from the outside than when you’re actually inside the place.” Kate said. “I don’t know guys; deserted houses really give me the creeps. It’s all a little too Nightmare on Elm Street for me.” I answered....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay]

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The Haunted Palace By Edgar Allan Poe

- Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Haunted Palace” was written in 1839 and originally published in Baltimore Museum magazine. It is forty-eight lines long, divided into six stanzas, and follows an ABAB rhyme scheme. It uses contrasting imageries, glorious and gloomy, to emphasize a sense of loss for something once-great. It also uses allegory to compare the subject of the poem, a haunted palace, with a man, possibly himself. This poem describes a palace, once-great, fallen into disrepair. The palace, once vibrant, ages into an abandoned desolate place, haunted by “evil things in robes of sorrow” (line 33)....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Poetry]

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This Present Darkness Is An Eye Opening Book About Spiritual Warfare

- This Present Darkness is an eye-opening book about spiritual warfare. In this book, Paretti gives a brief insight to his theological stance on spiritual warfare. He mainly focuses on the involvement and effects of demons and angels on human behaviors. Early in the book Parretti gives the assumption that Demons can take over or even possess people without their own will. In chapter 7 Sandy is listening to Shawn talk about being in tune with the universe, and how everything was connected. All the while Sandy starts to believe these theories, but underlying in the backdrop is a demon whispering sweet things and stroking her hair....   [tags: Demon, God, Hell, Spirit]

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Spiritual Warfare Is The Conflict Of Good Versus Evil And Of Light Versus Dark

- I recognize there is spiritual warfare but so far I do not have time and proper guidance to reflect on this topic thoroughly. I note that some Christian do not even know that they have to be on guard against Satan and the demons. They do not think that they need to be ready for attacks and be able to protect themselves against the devil as they claim that they are in Christ and will not be affected. However I believe that Satan always comes against us but God leads His people out of persecution just as He did in Exodus....   [tags: God, Devil, Demon, Christianity]

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Fear : Enjoyment Within Haunted Houses

- FEAR: Enjoyment Within Haunted Houses Human beings are diverse in what they like, dislike, and share with each other. As reality has shown human beings have emotions that either tell one to laugh or run away. Emotions are not usually controlled and when one has an opposite reaction to the emotion present it creates a question about why. Fear, for instance, is an emotion that usually elicits a fight or flight response. When fear elicits enjoyment, something deeper about our emotions are at work....   [tags: Scientific method, Research, Psychology]

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The Black Death: A Fictional Narrative

- “I think a rat just climbed up my leg, Dad. And I’ve got fleas, too.” “John, there’s all this Black Death and all you care about is a few fleas and a rat. That’s my dad. Typical peasant farmer, cares just about everything except for a few fleas and rats. My mom. She died of the plague a few weeks ago. I still remember how once my mother was the most beautiful woman in my village. Nobody recognised her body when she was hauled into a plague pit. My father was especially devastated. I had to drag him to church, and I did all the housework and had to farm food or else we would starve....   [tags: fleas, plague, demon]

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Procedural Knowledge versus Propositional Knowledge

- What can we say about knowledge. Well first of all we have to try to identify what knowledge is or what type of knowledge there is. I believe we can identify it in three ways propositional knowledge, procedural knowledge or know-how, and personal knowledge. Propositional knowledge is the knowing of facts and truths about something or learned knowledge. For example, I can know that two plus two is four, I cannot know that two plus two is five because that is not known it doesn’t exist. Also, take an example of building an engine one must be taught or have learned to build the engine to have knowledge in building it....   [tags: the evil demon and dream arguments]

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The Haunted Palace By Edgar Allan Poe

- The Haunted Palace, an allegory written by Edgar Allan Poe, conveys a story about a king whom seems threaten for himself and his palace. Edgar Allan Poe uses the uses of imagery, foreshadowing, and close attention to diction. The poem opens up in the green valleys. Poe shows the calm and green valleys to illustrate and foreshadow peace and tranquility early in the presents of the king. Edgar Allan Poe introduces his palace and the environment as a calm, beautiful, and established happy place, but seems to foreshadow a change....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Poetry, Rufus Wilmot Griswold]

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Three Versions of The Demon Lover Contain a Common Message

- ... When has a person had a positive relationship with someone they never knew, much less fall in love and vow to marry a man whose face she has never seen nor known. Kathleen makes one mistake after another with the faceless soldier over her promise to him. She put all of her trust in a man that completely disregarded her person, at best. It is quite absurd to make such promises in such a harmful relationship. Kathleen puts little emphasis on her future in this instance. This is her mortal flaw....   [tags: theme, relationship, moral]

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Jane Eyre - Woman as Demon

- Jane Eyre - Woman as Demon Missing Works Cited Women in Victorian literature often came to be seen as "the other" or in more direct terms, as somehow demonized. This is certainly true in Jane Eyre. Bertha Mason, Rochester's mad wife, is the epitome of the demon in the attic. By virtue of being the first wife she is in continually compared to Jane. Although there are parallels in plot and language between the two women, they are completely different people. In addition, Bronte also depicts other women throughout the novel as something to be feared....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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A Scary Good Time : ' Howl O Scream '

- A Scary Good Time Fall. The leaves are falling, the air is getting brisk, the sense of spookiness surely does not go unmissed. It can be seen throughout town, but Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream is the largest venue around. Howl-O-Scream is Busch Gardens’ alter ego come fall, there are monsters and ghouls inside the park and in haunted houses. Seeing the production as a guest simply puts one in awe, but much more appreciation for the event is felt by the employees. Members of the haunted houses, better known as the Scare Squad, appreciate the fact that they work in a historical park, provide guest with an array of emotions, and create a unique family-like dynamic with fellow cast members....   [tags: Fear, Claustrophobia, Haunted house, Anxiety]

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Paranormal or Imagination?

- “Do ghosts really exist?” This question has always been unanswered. Usually the word paranormal conjures up the image of ghosts. TV shows like “Ghost Hunters” and “Paranormal Cops” investigate haunted houses and speak with ghosts. Although they take pictures and record voices of ghosts, doubt always occurs. Parapsychologist Brian Schill says, “Paranormal events/experiences happen to people more often than they would be comfortable knowing about it.”Researchers believe that a person’s mental health may possibly cause paranormal manifestations (Schill)....   [tags: Haunted Houses, Technological Advances]

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Analysis Of Sweeney Todd : The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

- The University of Georgia’s theatre adaptation of the penny dreadful story, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, was very similar, design wise, to Tim Burton’s 2007 film of the same name. While the two were very comparable, they did differ in many design elements which include, lighting, costumes, color, and key structural set-ups. The lighting played a major role in setting the tone for both the theatre performance and the movie. In both the film and play, the lighting was dimmed and the non-important elements, such as background elements, were often hidden in the shadows....   [tags: Color, Red, Green, Character]

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An Analysis Of ' The Olden Days '

- A coven worked much like a body, each limb had a job to do. In both cases the limbs had to follow whatever the brain requested. From a young age they had been taught never to defy their superior, it was simply law that they abide by their leader. In the olden days it was taught to ensure safety of the coven, the leader would be the one to seek their security above all else. It was an honoured position, once. Currently, the position was just one of power. Yet the old rules still remained, much to one of the coven’s dismay....   [tags: Witchcraft, Magic, Wicca, The Demon Ororon]

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Ghost Story of the Haunted House

- The Haunted House This haunted house in Hagerstown was built long ago. It is the site of a most interesting ghost story, which happened to my friend’s friend’s grandmother. Now while I have heard many stories similar to this, I have never known someone to be involved in one and actually affected by it. My friend’s friend is a Caucasian, 17-year-old, female Christian from Hagerstown. Her dad is a postal worker, and her mother works for the government. The story takes place in the house her grandmother temporarily lived in as a child....   [tags: Urban Legend Ghost Stories]

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Evolution of the Haunted House in Early and Modern Gothic Novels

- Evolution of a Haunted House: The use of setting in early and modern gothic novels The setting for a novel plays a big part in how the story and its characters relate to the reader. This paper will examine how setting in gothic literature, plays an important role in the telling of a story by using Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto and Shirley Jackson’s The House on Haunted Hill as examples. During the eighteenth century, the Romantic period of literature emerged. The works of this time were often filled with imagination, strong emotional contexts, and freedom from the classical notions of art and social conventions (   [tags: Gothic Literature, Townsend, Jackson]

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The Haunted Elevators at the University of Maryland

- The Haunted Elevators at the University of Maryland The following story was told by a University of Maryland senior, told to her before moving into her dormitory freshman year. The girl, an Indian born and raised in Maryland, now twenty one years old, recounted the story in a coffee shop in a dimly lit corner over a cup of black coffee late at night. I heard this story at orientation, when coming into Maryland. We were in Denton hall when the tour guide started telling us this story about a girl that used to live in Denton a long time ago....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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Haunted Elevators at the University of Maryland

- Haunted Elevators at the University of Maryland A good urban legend is like a play: so well written and delivered the audience cannot tell if the performers are acting. The legend is carefully crafted to resonate with the audiences’ “hopes, fears, and anxieties” and the delivery works to suspend their disbelief. One urban legend epitomizes these characteristics. This urban legend was told by an eighteen-year-old African American college student at the University of Maryland. The urban legend dealt with Denton Hall, where he currently lives....   [tags: Urban Legend Myths]

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- Haunted One day I was walking along side a road that not to many people travel on. All of a sudden it started storming really bad. I didn't want to get sick so I decided to run into an old abandoned house for cover. No one lived there, I was sure of that. As I got in, I looked around and noticed what a spooky house it was. It seemed really spooky. I saw a large room that was the foyer. The room had a checkered tile floor. It was lit a dark blue color. There were two lights on either side of the staircase that led to the second floor....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Haunted America, the Value of History

- In the essay Haunted America, Patricia Nelson Limerick ponders whether or not there is any benefit for society to have historical knowledge. Limerick contradicts herself numerous times in her opinion on the usefulness of history. She implies that there are many lessons that can be learned from history. However, Limerick is disappointed in the human race because it fails to learn from the mistakes of others. She therefore wonders, "What do we gain besides a revival and restoration of the misery?" (Limerick, 473)....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Haunted House - Original Writing

- The Haunted House - Original Writing "Oh man, where the hell is he. He was meant to be here by ten. He's bloody half an hour late," whined Marco, repeatedly looking at his watch. We (Marco, Tina and I) waited impatiently for Kurt in the dark and gloomy backstreet behind the park. It was damp and cold, with a mild wind blowing. We stood shivering. I was angry with Kurt for being late but I was at the same time scared, scared if he'd been caught. I knew Kurt; he was clever but this was dangerous business....   [tags: Papers]

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The Haunted House - Original Writing

- The Haunted House - Original Writing It was the Christmas holidays and beady eyes phased with curiosity were glazing over us. I felt as though everyone was staring at us, and we were now the central attention of our new, humble town, Gravesend. As our entire luggage was being unloaded, I noticed that everyone was glaring at us as if we did not belong here. I felt uncomfortable and insecure. The neighbourhood itself appeared rather pleasant and, on the road, children were playing with each over and they all seemed to be enjoying themselves....   [tags: Papers]

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Golden Demon

- The Golden Demon (Response) Golden Demon (Konjiki-yasha) is the most important work of Koyo Ozaki, who was a pionner in modern Japanese literature. Since its publication in the form of a serial story in a daily newspaper, the novel has commanded high opinions, and many films and plays have been made of it. The “Golden Demon” synopsis is about a penniless drifter loses the woman he loves when her parents arrange her marriage to a rich playboy. Filled with bitterness and despair, the young man devotes his life to acquiring great wealth, which gradually turns him into a ruthless money lender....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis Of ' O Brave New World '

- 1. The title refers to what John anticipates and initially thinks about the world outside the savage reservation. When Bernard invites him to go to London, he says, “O brave new world that has such people in it. Let’s start at once” (139). He soon realizes that the society is corrupt and unjust, the opposite of his dreams and hopes. 2. The plot takes place mostly in London and the savage reservation in 632 AF (After Ford created the Model T). In addition, the higher level castes work at the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, The World State]

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Horror Films: The Haunted Castle by George Melies

- ... According to a study by Andrew J. Elliot and Henk Aarts, when a test subject is shown the color red, “the person is instilled with a feeling of threat, fear, and danger, a phenomenon similar to a wild animal behavior where red may be seen as a threat, inducing a rapid preparation for defense or flight” (“Perception of the color red”). And in The Shining, Kubrick uses red in crucial scenes to cause tension in the viewer’s mind and to foreshadow death in the Overlook Hotel. Similarly to The Shining’s use of red, Jaws also uses a “danger” color to scare viewers....   [tags: film analysis, the shining and jaws]

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Haunted House in Maine

- Haunted House in Maine The story I collected entails a house in Maine that was experiencing strange occurrences with no reasonable explanation. The ostensible answer was a supernatural presence. The story was recounted by a family member trying to remember how the story went. It was told to her when she was younger, and she heard the story first hand from her relatives who experienced the phenomena. While telling me the story many years later, she remembered many details and events. My relatives who live in Maine had a ghost in their house....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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The World War I And The End Of The War

- Democracy, during 1918-1945, showed to be ridged and inflexible. The idea of democracy was attempted by many countries that were fighting for their rights but the leaders put in power showed the idea of democracy’s weakness at this time. Both world wars played a huge part in democracy’s decline at this time and rise in fascism, Nazism, and communism. World War 1 was intended to save democracy but by the end of the war democracy was squashed. The after effects of the war caused a rise in nationalism and want for revenge....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Fascism, Adolf Hitler]

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