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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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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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The Dark Knight

- There were rats in the gloomy room where the gruff man left me alone to suffer in the darkness. They scurried up onto the table, first in one by ones and then in groups, before they began to nibble on my fingers and toes. I was actually grateful to these little, furry angels for the pain kept the insanity back for a while longer. My mate taught me a way to fight off my illness, but his words were so distant it was hard to tell if he said anything to me at all. I was forgetting him and in a way, I hoped he had already forgotten about me....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay]

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Army Life: A Challenging, Life Changing Experience

- Army life can be very challenging and a life changing experience. It was very challenging and life changing for me. I was raised by my Grandparents they did everything for me so this was a wakeup call for me on life. An independent person was not I, so I had problems with the changes about to come. Army life is constantly demanding and constantly changing without notice. Although the travel was exciting, army life for me was very challenging because I had to learn to adapt to a new system, to share my life with other soldiers, and to give up many of the comforts of home....   [tags: military life, traveling around the world]

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My Traveling Adventure

- My Traveling Adventure The wind hummed past my head, and I noticed off to my side that the sky was starting to clear and that the water surrounding me was becoming a brighter shade of blue. The features of my destination were quickly becoming more distinguishable with each second that passed. Only fifteen minutes before, the features coming into view had appeared as small white dots across the horizon. Looking at my small digital watch, I noticed that the time was 3:45 p.m., five minutes away from the island of Islesboro....   [tags: Travel Paysage Nature Essays]

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Zimbardo 's Stanford Prison Experiment

- Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment Philip G. Zimbardo was born in 1933 in New York City. He completed his BA with triple psychology, sociology and anthropology at Brooklyn College. He completed his PhD in psychology in 1959 at Yale University. Zimbardo has taught in many schools including his previous school, Yale from 1959 to 1960. He eventually joined the Psychology faculty at Stanford University in 1968. Zimbardos Experiment was designed to discover how readily people would conform to the roles of guard and prisoner in a role-playing exercise that simulated being in prison....   [tags: Stanford prison experiment, Milgram experiment]

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The Film Dracula by Bran Stoker

- Bram Stoker’s Dracula had no copyright license over reprints of Stoker’s original work. However, because Stoker’s widow had obtained copyright license over theatrical productions, at the time, that also included films. Therefore, while Nosferatu is a horror film based primarily off of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, directed by F.W. Murnau, it follows an almost identical plot with the exception of the characters’ names. Although eventually, Mrs. Stoker did win an infringement lawsuit against the makers of Nosferatu....   [tags: dark romanticism, silent film, Bram Stoker]

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Stanford Prison Experiment

- When put into an authoritative position over others, is it possible to claim that with this new power individual(s) would be fair and ethical or could it be said that ones true colors would show. A group of researchers, headed by Stanford University psychologist Philip G. Zimbardo, designed and executed an unusual experiment that used a mock prison setting, with college students role-playing either as prisoners or guards to test the power of the social situation to determine psychological effects and behavior (1971)....   [tags: behavior, environment, Skinner, Zimbardo]

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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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Perspectives on Balance: Star Wars, and Lord of the Flies

- The Balancing Act of Peace Balance is the ideal point of discussion in almost all debates. Balance depicts peace and harmony, but until it is achieved, chaos ensues. This chaos can rage for decades before being solved. In the Star Wars movies, the force and oneself are the things a Jedi must master. In Lord of the Flies, written by William Goldberg, Simon keeps the balance of the island until his untimely death. The real world is farther from being so clear cut of where balance can be achieved....   [tags: light, dark, balance]

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Ted: A Byronic Hero in Mary Shelley´s Frankenstein

- A typical hero in today's definition would be someone with super abilities who makes the world a better place. Mary Shelley's heroes, however, fit a very different description. A byronic hero is usually the protagonist in Romantic literature, a rebel with many dark qualities who is exiled from the rest of society. Ted exemplifies the basic characteristics of the byronic hero throughout Mary Shelley's work, Frankenstein. Ted, due to his grotesque appearance, is rejected from society despite his best efforts to interact with humans....   [tags: Creation, Dark Nature]

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The Stanford Method of the Execution of Mayor Yin

- The story “The Execution of Mayor Yin” takes a perilous look at the dark side of the events that happened during the Cultural Revolution. Chairman Mao’s Red Guards were tasked with a cultural cleansing that left many people more confused at the roles they played in society than it reinforced the social class structure. The story tells of a young member of the Red Guard and the personal conflict he suffered during the cleansing of Hsingan, which lay to rest his uncle and possibly even a good friend....   [tags: cultural, revolution, social, stucture, evil]

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Film Noir and Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard

- Film Noir, a term coined by the French to describe a style of film characterized by dark themes, storylines, and visuals, has been influencing cinematic industries since the 1940’s. With roots in German expressionistic films and Italian postwar documentaries, film noir has made its way into American film as well, particularly identified in mob and crime pictures. However, such settings are not exclusive to American film noir. One noteworthy example is Billy Wilder’s film Sunset Boulevard, which follows the foreboding tale of Joe Gillis, the desperate-for-success protagonist, who finds himself in the fatal grips of the disillusioned femme fatale Norma Desmond....   [tags: Film, Movies, dark themes]

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How The Middle Ages Earned Its Many Titles

- ... 1). Churches and entire towns were burned down; the town of Dordrecht was burned down by Barbarian tribes such as the Vikings triggered chaos (Doc.3). This caused people to abandon their lifestyles and that meant a decline in trade, which brought down the economy. During this period of time most people were illiterate and they did not go to school. Instead they learned different skills and jobs from their parents, apprenticeships, and the guild system. One of the few ways to get educated was to join the clergy where Priests and Monks would learn Latin....   [tags: dark, feudalism, faith]

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The Importance of Setting in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

- The setting is the backbone for a novel it sets the tone and gives the reader a mental image of the time and places the story takes place. The Wuthering Heights Estate in Emily Bronte’s novel “Wuthering Heights” is one of the most important settings in the story. Wuthering Heights sets mood for the scenes taken place in the house, and reflects the life of Heathcliff through its description, furniture, windows, gates, and the vegetation. First, Wuthering Heights is a contribution to the theme of the novel because it sets the mood for the scenes taken place inside the house....   [tags: tone, isolation, dark]

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Whitney Otto's How to Make an American Quilt and Norman Maclean's A River Runs Through It

- Whitney Otto's How to Make an American Quilt and Norman Maclean's A River Runs Through It Many times when I write it is difficult to locate a general theme, or even a clear and precise point. Too often, my papers seem to deviate from the intentional purpose stated in the introduction. The topic and primary idea need to be effectively introduced at the beginning so that the reader knows what to look for and what to expect. Many times, my writing consists of a solid introduction with a good idea, but it wanes as it nears the ending and the conclusion is not effective so as to remain consistent with the proper sequence of the sentence (2-3-1)....   [tags: American Quilt Otto River Runs Through Essays]

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Historical Analysis of the Onion Router and Its Forensic Challenges

- Tor's hidden service is a website that takes place in the Tor network, were services like Search Engine, Directories, Web / pop3 email, Private Messages (PM), Drop Boxes, Re-mailers, Bulletin Boards (BBS), Image Boards, Currency Exchange, Blog, E-Commerce, Social Networks, Micro-Blogs are hosted by using rendezvous points within the Tor networks. Other Tor users can only connect to these hidden services, by knowing the meeting address also known as an introduction point where the client gets the public key to access the hidden service, before that happens the hidden service needs to be advertise its existence in the Tor network so the clients will be able to contact it.Like any other tools,...   [tags: dark web search engines]

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Religion in Chatharine Sedwick's Hope Leslie, Stephen Jay Gould's Dinosaur in a Haystack and Norman Mclean's A River Runs Through It

- Religion in Chatharine Sedwick's Hope Leslie, Stephen Jay Gould's Dinosaur in a Haystack and Norman Mclean's A River Runs Through It In Hope Leslie, by Catharine Sedwick; Dinosaur in a Haystack, by Stephen Jay Gould, and A River Runs Through it, by Norman Maclean; the authors use religion in order to give the reader an insight on the stories and ideas they present, as well as gaining respect in the reader’s minds. All people can relate to religion, in one way or the other. Therefore, people have a sense of what the author is trying to express as well as giving the author a universal sense of respect....   [tags: Hope Leslie Dinasaur Haystack River Runs Through]

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Why is Family Important so Important

- Alice Elliott Dark’s In the Gloaming, represents how much family time is important to one’s heart. “…caregiving must be a way of life. This does not mean that caregiving is all of life.” Alice shows the opposite of good family time to hint at the reader of what is really going on behind the scenes. The author “pulls the reader directly into the world of caregiving by dramatizing the meaning of reciprocal human relationships. It also highlights some of the central themes of this book- that there is a difference between caring as sentiment and caring as practice, that caring is crucial to the human community, and that it entails skills that can be taught and learned.” The main character, La...   [tags: family, alice dark, the gloaming]

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Admiration of Nature Through Art

- The Admiration of Nature Through Art Art can be regarded as one of the greatest pastimes. From the several finger paintings of the family created in Kindergarten to the priceless paintings and artifacts found in the Louvre, art is appreciated by all. In Lamen’s terms, art can be defined as a way of expressing oneself. Although many people consider art to consist of paintings and drawings the variety of subjects under this heading are numerous. Some include sculptures, music, and even photography....   [tags: Art Artwork]

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Dark Stormy Night

- Dark Stormy Night It was a dark and stormy night. The rain came down in torrents, soaking the solitary man to the skin. He stood alone, silent, still enveloped by the black of the night. Had the sun been shining, this lonely man would have seen the flat green fields surrounding him and far in the distance a house stood, as solitary as the man. Yet the dark limited the man's vision so the house vanished. Suddenly the man's eyes snapped open....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Dark Images and Imagery in Shakespeare's Macbeth

- Dark Imagery in Macbeth Shakespeare uses a lot of imagery of night and darkness in Macbeth. This imagery is used to portray an image of a desolate, deranged place, full of tumult and disorder. Darkness and night imagery is also used to create an atmosphere of malevolence and misleading obscurity. Images of night and darkness are often used at times in the play when a death has occurred, or some other tragic event. Shakespeare also uses imagery of night and darkness in scenes with the witches, to make them seem evil and unruly....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Macbeth Essays]

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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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Film Analysis: Movie Sequels

- The highest grossing films for nine of the last ten years were movie sequels. Movie sequels have been around as far back as 1916’s “Fall of a Nation” and as recent as this years, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. Though some critics have successfully argued against the need and quality of movie sequels, they have outranked some of the best original and standalone films in movie lists; with the top sequel contenders being “The Godfather: Part II”, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and 2008’s most anticipated film, “The Dark Knight”....   [tags: capitain america, dark knight]

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Macbeth, by William Shakespeare

- The famous playwright William Shakespeare used symbolism throughout all of his thirty-seven plays. Light and dark are used as powerful symbols of good and evil in his tragedy Macbeth. Shakespeare uses these themes of light and dark or day and night to form an actual image of the play's ongoing conflict for the reader or viewer. The meaning behind this specific symbol essentially creates the story of Macbeth. William Shakespeare wrote the play Macbeth for King James I of England. Many supernatural and magical elements are incorporated in this tragedy, because the beliefs of the King greatly influenced Shakespeare's writing....   [tags: Symbolism, Light, Dark]

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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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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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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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Five Burning Lights in a Dark Universe

- Five Burning Lights in a Dark Universe The present just as the past did holds innumerable obstacles for women in search of a professional career. However, as a woman of the 20th century, I am glad to say that the obstacles have decreased through time thanks to the voices of courageous women who dare to talk when everyone else held silent. Many changes occur from the 17th century on, economically, politically and socially; the scientific revolution, the end of monarchy and absolute power, the emergence of democracy, and capitalism are only a few of those changes....   [tags: Women Feminism Rights 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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Creative Writing: Deadly Addiction

- The dark motel room made it hard to tell for sure, but Sam could hear a deep, steady breathing coming from the other bed- his brother was definitely asleep. Sam waited five more minutes, just to be certain, before sitting up and pulling off the sheets. His head spun a little, the room floating around him in dizzy circles, and the pounding in his skull was almost unbearable. Worse of all, he was thirsty. For something strong, stronger than whiskey. Sam stood up unsteadily and stumbled to the door, trying to stay quiet....   [tags: dark motel room, dialogue]

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Researching and Planning a Trip to Europe

- Why packaged tour travel may not give you the best deal for your money . Traveling through Europe was always one of those seemingly unreachable dreams lying far off in my imagination. The desire built up since my first longings to see London, the home of all my favorite rock bands, through all of my Spanish classes and tales of bullfights and flamenco dancers. This dream ebbed in and out of my educational plans until my junior year of college when I saw posters scattered around my university's billboards for an all-inclusive, 17-day excursion along the Mediterranean....   [tags: Traveling Tourism Essays]

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A Day In The Dark

- This passage was written by Elizabeth Bowen and is titled ‘A Day in the Dark’. It is a story told by a girl named Barbie. She tells a tale of when she was fifteen and visited the house of Miss Branderry to return a copy of Blackwood’s and to request to borrow, for her father, a thistle cutter. She also takes some roses to apologise for glass stain and thumbmarks on the cover of the magazine. The passage mainly focuses on Barbie and her view on the events. But the passage also looks into the relationships between the Barbie and her uncle, and Miss Branderry and her niece....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Confessions of a Second-Rate Mind

- Confessions of a Second-Rate Mind Recently, I found myself drawn to Woody Allen’s essay, “Random Reflections of a Second-Rate Mind.” I liked the title; I can relate to random thoughts, but I hated the idea of relating to Allen himself. I dislike him on a personal level. I have trouble condoning the behavior of a grown man who refuses to ignore his animalistic urges and sleeps with his teenage step-child. But perhaps Allen had some clue as to what he was doing considering that the latest Hollywood tabloid reports that he and his step-daughter/wife have just had a child together, and are doing well....   [tags: Personal Narratives Traveling Essays]

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Cultural Differences for a British Tourist Traveling to an Islamic Country

- Cultural Differences for a British Tourist Traveling to an Islamic Country Dubai is becoming a popular destination for tourists. It is the second largest Emirate in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai is the United Arab Emirates, tourism capital. Dubai's economy is largely based on trade, manufacturing and tourism and only 20% of the city's revenue comes from the sale of oil. It is a very safe city with a low crime rate. There are stiff penalties for crime. Drug smuggling and rape are punishable by death....   [tags: Papers]

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Behind Closed Doors

- Prologue – Behind Closed Doors I watched as the drops of rain fell delicately from the dark sky; each drop sliding down the window like tear drops on the peachy face of an infant, crying for its mother. It was a dark day in Belleville; but then again, it always was. I can’t remember the last time I saw the sun straining through the pearly grey clouds to shed some light on this morbid town. We always seemed to be living in darkness; even at noon it still seemed like the early morning sun was still trying to peak over the horizon....   [tags: dark, drop, bullying, rebel]

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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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The Portrayal of Light and Dark in the Play Macbeth by William Shakespeare

- The Portrayal of Light and Dark in the Play Macbeth by William Shakespeare Throughout the play many references are made towards light and dark. These references are mainly symbolic of good and bad, the references are made out to emphasise a situation especially the dark, symbolising bad and evil that contrasts to the light, symbolically representing good. Immediately in the play there is a strong example off darkness, the witches. In Elizabethan times many so called witches were persecuted and executed....   [tags: Papers]

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Symbols and Symbolism - Light and Dark in Hemingway's Indian Camp

- Light and Dark Symbolism in Hemingway's Indian Camp The thematic usage of light and dark throughout "Indian Camp" symbolizes racial prejudice as well as the personal growth of the protagonist. The narrative showcases a world of Indian oppression and bigotry that degrades Indians to the role of dark ignorant stereotypes. The white men, on the other hand, seem to live in a self-made utopia of light and understanding. This concept of the lighter skinned white man holding supremacy over the darker skinned Indian permeates throughout the entire narrative....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Indian Camp]

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Community Volunteering

- Over the years I have been very involved in my community and school. Being a part of something helps to define who you are as a person and the principles and values you hold as important. A personal experience that helps to show my talents and skills can be illustrated by my trip to Italy last April with the MHS Language Department. Over the past ten years, I have had the opportunity to travel extensively around the United States and Canada with my family so traveling abroad to Italy seemed like a natural adventure....   [tags: traveling to Italy]

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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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Light and Dark Imagery in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Light and Dark Imagery in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness            Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad is a novel about a man named Marlow and his journey into the depths of the African Congo. Marlow is in search of a man named Kurtz, an ivory trader. Though Marlow?s physical journey seems rather simple, it takes him further into his own heart and soul than into the Congo. The setting, symbols and characters each contain light and dark images, these images shape the central theme of the novel....   [tags: Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad]

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Essay on the Dark Side of the Mind Exposed in Cask of Amontillado

- The Dark Side of the Mind Exposed in Cask of Amontillado "A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong." With that statement, Montresor begins his tale of revenge deciding that the act must be slow and sweet and that in order to fully enjoy it, his adversary must be aware of his intentions. Hidden within those same few lines, lies not only this horrid plan, but also the true interest of its' true author....   [tags: Cask Amontillado Essays]

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The Dark Side of Nathaniel Hawthorne in The House of Seven Gables

- The Dark Side of Nathaniel Hawthorne in The House of Seven Gables In The House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne exhibits the fate of a family due to a curse by analyzing the most “disagreeable” secrets of a man’s soul (Great Lives 1077). Hawthorne shows the decay of an aristocratic family due to the sins of the past. He uses allegory within his character’s personalities and emotions to expose “the truth of the human heart” (biography). Hawthorne’s chosen location for this novel reflects greatly on his life and specifically his childhood....   [tags: The House of Seven Gables Essays]

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Light and Dark of Colonialism and Imperialism in Heart of Darkness

- The Light and Dark of Colonialism Exposed in Heart of Darkness     In Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad, challenges a dominant view by exposing the evil nature and the darkness associated with the colonialist ventures. It is expressed by Marlow as "robbery with violence, aggravated murder on a great scale, and men going at it blind - as it is very proper for those who tackle a darkness." The European colonialists are portrayed as blind lightbearers, people having a façade of progress and culture, yet are blind of their actions....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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Light and Dark in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Light and Dark in Heart of Darkness        Joseph Conrad's novel, Heart of Darkness, was written to explore the soul of man. If the book is viewed only superficially, a tragic story of the African jungle is seen, but when examined closely, a deeper meaning arises. Through his narrator Marlow, Conrad uses the theme of light and dark to contrast the civilized with the savage.               Through the individual characters, Conrad creates the division between dark and light and black and white created by colonialism....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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Light and Dark in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Light and Dark in Heart of Darkness       In fictional literature, books are often given creative and catchy titles in lieu of non-ambiguous ones.  If one were to take the phrase "heart of darkness" literally, one might find oneself poring over medical journals in a fruitless search to determine what disease causes the heart to take on a grayish or dark hue.  One would be completely mistaken, wouldn't one?  As it is, Joseph Conrad's phrase "heart of darkness" is a concept representing the contrast of darkness and light in the characters, the mood, the conflicts, and the theme.  The first example of the contrasting light and darkness in the novella is to be found in the main ch...   [tags: Heart of Darkness Essays]

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The Dark Side of Humanity Exposed in Robert Frost's Poetry

- The Dark Side of Humanity Exposed in Robert Frost's Poetry Robert Frost is often referred to as a poet of nature. Words and phrases such as fire and ice, flowers in bloom, apple orchards and rolling hills, are all important elements of Frost's work. These ‘benign' objects provide an alternative way to look at the world and are often used as metaphors to describe a darker view of nature and humans. In Frost's poetry, the depth is as important as the surface. The darker aspects of Frost's poetry are often portrayed through the use of symbolism, vivid imagery, and selective word choice....   [tags: Mending Wall Nothing Gold Can Stay]

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Slaughterhouse-Five Essay: Irony, Dark Humor, and Satire

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

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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 Crucible – The Dark Side of Man When does innocence change into the darker side of human imagination. Arthur Miller's, The Crucible portrays the dark side of man that is fueled by suspicion. The setting of Puritan Massachusetts in the 17th century was a crucial part of the story, but what occurred could happen at any time in history with the same effect. Mass hysteria can break out at any time in history no matter what progress is made through time. The Puritan ideal was broken with Salem witchcraft scandal and nearly four hundred years later, the comfortable ideals of Americans were shattered again with McCarthyism in the 1950's....   [tags: Arthur Miller]

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Not All is Cheerless, Dark and Deadly in Shakespeare's King Lear

- Not All is Cheerless, Dark and Deadly in King Lear       'All's Cheerless, Dark and Deadly' Are Kent's Words a Fair Summary of The Tragedy of King Lear. Samuel Johnson asserted that the blinding of Gloucester was an 'act too horrid to be endured in a dramatic exhibition', and that he was 'too shocked' by the death of Cordelia to read the play again until he was given the task of editing it.1 Nor was Dr Johnson alone in finding himself unable to stomach the violence and apparent injustices that unfold in King Lear....   [tags: King Lear essays]

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The Somber and Dark Tone of The Fall of the House of Usher

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Satire, Surrealism and Dark Humor in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle

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Light and Dark in Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness

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

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- Hawaii I stepped out of the flight gate at the Honolulu airport, and into another world. This world was strange, yet somehow familiar. There was the Starbucks, and the frazzled travelers, but to my left were huge open-air panorama windows. These did not look out onto grey pavement, and unruly Colorado skies, but into a lush forest of palm trees and tropical scents. The moisture of the air clung to my cheeks, and made my already thick hair seem much thicker. But the awe slipped away, as I struggled to find the baggage claim....   [tags: Personal Narrative Traveling Vacation Essays]

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