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The Serpent-Vampire in Keats' Lamia

- The Serpent-Vampire in Keats's Lamia     The origin of the lamia myth lies in one of the love affairs of Zeus. The Olympian falls in love with Lamia, queen of Libya, which was, for the Greeks, the whole continent of Africa. When Hera finds out about their love, she destroys each of Lamia's children at birth. In her misery, Lamia withdraws to the rocks and caves of the sea-coast, where she preys on other women's children, eating them and sucking their blood. To recompense his mistress, Zeus gives her the power of shape-shifting....   [tags: Keats Lamia Essays]

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Greek and Roman Mythology:

- Lamia was the queen of Libya which is another name for North Africa in greek and roman mythology. She became a child eating daemon. Lamia was known for being beautiful. She was a mistress of Zeus. One of his many. Zeus is known as the god of the sky. He was also married to a woman named Hera. Hera was the goddess of women and marriage. She was known for being jealous of Zeus lovers and children. Hera was said to have killed all of lamias children. She killed them out of jealousy, and she kept one alive....   [tags: zeus, lamia, queen of libya]

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Personal Narrative: Library Magic

- The day started like any other. I woke up with my little sister, Callia, threatening to dump water all over me because I was going to make her late for classes; my only friend, Zac, teasing Callia as he waited for me to be ready so we could go to work; and a feeling of grief crushing me as it had since my parents died in an accident a year and a half ago. I got up despite my lack of motivation. I went through the normal day functions not really thinking and ignoring Zac and whatever tyrant he was going on about....   [tags: callia, aunt lamia, zac]

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I, The Divine By Rabih Alameddine

- “I, The Divine” is a novel written by the author Rabih Alameddine. It is a combination of memoirs & short stories, and therefore lacks a linear storytelling design. Interestingly enough, this style creates a sense of authenticity to Sarah’s tale. In a troubled household, the Nour El-Din family find themselves in a series of compelling moments in their lives where arguments about identity, religion, customs, and tradition ensue. Every time something terrible happens, everyone is out the door, and on their way home....   [tags: Family, Dysfunctional family, Novel]

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Lycius' Dilemma

- Lycius' Dilemma The Master and Margarita and Lamia are the vastly different works of two men from far flung times and places. Though the histories and plots of these works diverge, their thematic elements resonate. Each text invokes a dualism of worlds: the world of the imagination and the world of reality. The imaginative realm is a mythic space of love, creativity and magic. Paradoxically, the characters that speak for the realm of imagination are those aligned with the devil (Lamia and Woland)....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Female Genital Mutilation is Sexual Abuse

- Female circumcision, also known as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), is a very dangerous surgery. It is done to girls of any age, from a few days old to right before their wedding. The most common age is three. In most countries where FGM is practiced the clitoris is considered dangerous to the man. At one point they thought that if a penis touched a clitoris, it would shrivel up and fall off. Girls in Africa and parts of Asia are genitally mutilated for family honor, cleanliness, protection against spells, insurance of virginity and faithfulness to the husband, or to terrorize women out of sex....   [tags: FGM, Female Genital Circumcision]

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Legends and Superstitions: The House on Peregrine Lane

- The house on Peregrine Lane was legend. It had been the focal point of countess legends and superstitions. Its stone turret dominated the end of the street, slicing the house in two identical pieces. The entire house was made of stone and covered in unusual purple ivy. To most of the town it a place to stay well away from, but for the Widow Fowler and her two tenants it was home. Alex and Mark ghosted around the side of the house. Mark walked pointedly towards an oblong rock that would have been non-descript to anyone else....   [tags: slicing the house, identical pieces]

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Gothic Litertature: John Keats, Emile Bronte, and Angelia Carter

- Since the creation of gothic literature in the late 18th century, it has provided authors the prospect to investigate the contentious ideas and views of this genre; they did this by their character’s behaviours, going against the expected social norms of the time. John Keats, Emile Bronte and Angelia Carter all present characters with these attributes, despite writing within different periods; and through these attributes they are effectively making the use of the gothic genre, being able to transgress social and moral boundaries....   [tags: socail norms, madness, violence, fatal passions]

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Robert Browning's My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover

- Love is a topic that is known worldwide and is greatly debated each and every day. Although not everyone knows what love is, it’s is constantly incorporated in literature. All of the best poets and writers know how to utilize that concept and does it well. Jane Brody explains the importance of love when she writes: “When people fall in love and decide to marry, the expectation is nearly always that love and marriage and the happiness they bring will last; as the vows say, till death do us part.” One of the oddest forms of this writing is from Robert Browning’s texts My Last Duchess and Porphyria’s Lover....   [tags: sick love theme, literary analysis]

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Bullying Is The Main Cause Of Bullying

- One out of four students report being bullied during the school year (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2015). Discrimination is the main cause of bullying and this form of discrimination is so common. Bullying can cause short-term and long-term problems for the bully and the victims. Bullying is still very prominent today and is often ignored. Research clearly indicates bullying is learned behavior and detrimental to the academic, physical, social and emotional development of all involved – bullies, targets and the bystanders who witness it....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, Self-esteem, Sexual harassment]

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The Development Of The City Dubai

- Earth is very diverse in the sense of variation, whether it is culture, language and social behaviours. Social inequalities have a major influence on an area and transform place. An example of this is a city which 185 years ago was just a small fishing settlement (Dubai.com, 2015). The city Dubai, where there is a diverse spread of ethnicities and an extremely male dominated population. The technological advances in Dubai are amazing and have changed the place in terms of topography as well as massive advances with infrastructure which have boosted the tourism industry largely in Dubai which drives the consumer culture which most definitely exists in the city....   [tags: Dubai, Tourism, Burj Al Arab, City]

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To Autumn - The Final Season In the Life of a Poet

- To Autumn - The Final Season In the Life of a Poet        The years between 1818 and 1821 mark the final stage in John Keat's life. During this time period, Keats created some of his best poetry. These works would forever elevate Keats as a brilliant and talented poet whose mark would be left on the literary world forever. The last years of Keat's life were met with many challenges as well as inspirations. It was a combination of these which not only influenced, but inspired Keats to write such poems as, "The Eve of St....   [tags: Keats To Autumn Essays]

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Mythological Creatures

- Often when people think of mythology, they think of the gods and goddesses. However, there is a wide variety of mythological creatures. There are many different types of creatures in mythology including monsters, animals, giants, dragons, and automatons. Many mythological creatures are used in movies and books today. That is why knowledge of these creatures may be useful. The many types of creatures and the movies and books that they can be seen in today are what make mythological creatures an incredibly in depth topic....   [tags: mythology, automatons, giants, dragons, monster]

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The Female Figures Of Wordsworth 's Poem, Tintern Abbey, And La Belle Dame Sans Merci

- The female figures in Wordsworth’s poetry, such as Lucy in the Lucy poems and his sister Dorothy in “Tintern Abbey,” are essentially blank, idealized screens onto which the poet projects his musings of nature or his recollections of his past self. Although Wordsworth appears to be enraptured by and loving of these female figures, nothing of their personalities, aspirations, or words are ever revealed to the reader. The elusiveness of these women gives them a two-dimensional quality and makes the invocation of these female figures seem like its sole function in the poem is to be an instrument through which Wordsworth can convey his beliefs....   [tags: Poetry, William Wordsworth, Woman, Female]

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Why Cyberbullying Is A Big Part Of Today 's Youth

- Why do People Cyberbully. Cyberbullying is something that children are having to deal with now with all the new technology and social media. Kids are exposed to technology at a young age now because of all the technological advances. Social media has a huge impact on how people think and how peer pressure is used with children. Bullies are starting to become more likely online than in person because of the bullies thinking it is easier to get away with it online. When a bully starts to pick at people online, sometimes they do not have a reason they just do it or they like to argue for fun, but most of the time they have some type of reason....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, Self-esteem, Thought]

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La Belle Dame sans Merci by John Keats

- Many famous writers have careers spanning over decades, though one English Romantic poet was able to achieve fame in his short career of only five years. John Keats was a poet with a remarkable ability to perceive the world around him; an ability that resonated throughout his works. Although John Keats lived an unfortunately short life, he is considered one of the most important figures of the English Romantic movement because of his use of Romantic literary devices and themes of love and loss in poems such as "La Belle Dame sans Merci" and "When I Have Fears that I May Cease to Be." On the outskirts of London on Halloween in 1795, famous Romantic poet John Keats was born....   [tags: romantic literature, poetry]

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The Mystery Of Dracula, By Bram Stokers Dracula

- Vampires have long been an icon that challenges the idea of ‘myth’ while also being a perfect example of the term itself. Long before Bram Stokers Dracula, there was Carmella, the lesbian vampire. Before this there were the ancient Greek tales of the Lamia, who are best described by Lawson "....the chief characteristics of the Lamiae, apart from their thirst for blood, are their uncleanliness, their gluttony, and their stupidity" (LAWSON) that would suck the life essence of children. The difference with the vampire, however, is that while other monstrosities of literature and entertainment are considered mostly a natural evil, that is, in and of themselves capable of harm to general human i...   [tags: Dracula, Vampire, Bram Stoker, Dracula]

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John Keats 's Life And Life

- John Keats was born on Halloween, October 31st, 1795. He was born just outside of the city of London. Keats was one of four other siblings, making a total of 6 children. The four others were boys while only one was a girl and then there was Keats. His father Thomas was a stable keeper and his mother France was also a stable keeper. Keats’s writing is believed to have much influence from his life’s misfortunes as well as those around him at certain points in his life. Keats started school when he was eight years old and went to an only boy’s school in a place called Enfield....   [tags: Poetry, John Keats, Twelve Olympians]

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Ode on a Grecian Urn

- Born on October 31st, 1895 John Keats was the eldest of four siblings to his two parents, Thomas and Frances Jennings Keats, in the town of Moorgate, England. His family was finically stable early in his life due to his father’s job as a manager and then later owner of his father-in-laws stable. With this income they had the ability to purchase a home and to also send John and his siblings to a small liberal academy nearby their home (Contemporary Authors Online). While at school, he met and befriended a boy named Charles Clarke who was the son of the head master....   [tags: John Keats, Biography, Poet]

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Global Warming, Causes and Solutions

- The main causes of global warming are due to increase in greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide and methane primarily, in the upper atmosphere directly, caused by human burning fossils fuel, industrial farming and deforestation activities. Resulting in increase in earth temperature, sea- level, shrinking ice sheets, glacier retreat so on. The evidence that support the human cause is plentiful and powerful, but few can support for the issue that global warming is a natural part of the Earth’s climatic change....   [tags: environmental isues]

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The History of Vampires

- The vampire is one of the oldest mythological creatures in the world. It has been around for thousands of years and is found in nearly every culture. There are many different kinds, the red-eyed corpses from China, the Greek Lamia- a woman with the lower body of a winged serpent, the Penanggalang in Malaysia- a woman with a detachable head, etc. The most commonly known, however, is the Romanian vampire, it is used often in pop culture, from movies, to television, to literature. The myth of the Romanian vampire became popular after the publication of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, After which it evolved to symbolise many things such as sexuality, eternal damnation, eternal love, and the human long...   [tags: mythical creatures]

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Stereotypes of the Russian Home at the 1851 Great Exhibition in Paris

- Russian House Since the 1851 Great Exhibition, world's fairs have always attempted to celebrate cultural diversity. In pavilions, participating countries promoted their natural resources and industrial products, while celebrating their national identity. However, not all cultures could be accurately portrayed. These exhibits did not prevent negative stereotypes about other people's cultures for persisting. Stereotyping almost became an art form, and was particularly apparent at the 1889 World's Fair in Paris, where specific buildings were built to exemplify architectural stereotypes of different countries....   [tags: Architecture History]

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An Analysis of Lilith (Body's Beauty)

- An Analysis of Lilith (Body's Beauty) First published in 1868 in Swinburne's pamphlet-review, "Notes on the Royal Academy Exhibition," the sonnet entitled "Lilith" was written to accompany the painting "Lady Lilith." The poem and picture appeared alongside Rossetti's painting "Sibylla Palmifera" and the sonnet "Soul's Beauty," which was written for it. In 1870, both of these poems were published among the "Sonnets for Pictures" section of Rossetti's Poems. In 1881, however, "it occurred to Rossetti to contrast the two as representatives of fleshly and spiritual beauty," and thus he transferred them to "The House of Life" (Baum 181)....   [tags: Lilith Essays]

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Salvation and Meaning in Elementals

- Salvation and Meaning in Elementals    At least one of Byatt’s messages, possibly the overriding one in Elementals; is that art, curiosity, and stories save us. I would also agree with the philosophical premise that they do, in fact, give our existences meaning. Since these two facets are linked, I shall be pursuing both threads in my essay. There is ample evidence in this volume that aesthetic expression and desire play an important role in the makeup of characters' lives. Think of Patricia Nimmo in Crocodile Tears, and her distraction of shopping; "a classical column of falling white silk jersey pleats ......   [tags: Elementals]

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Frankenstein, Dracula And Spiritualism

- 1. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein tells the story of a man's desire to control life itself. Victor Frankenstein's main goal is his own glory and power. He desires like Prometheus before him to take something that is reserved for the god's and make it of use to men. Victor is unable to control this new found power and it eventually destroys him. Shelley tells this story of knowledge and science by introducing the romantic temperament of Victor and the gothic themes of the creation of the creature and the horrors it unleashes....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Baum's Ambivalent Vision

- Baum's Ambivalent Vision Perhaps more completely than any other writer, the person who hopes to write successful children's literature must become a child again, to write with that combination of seriousness, simplicity, and wonder children demand in their stories: they will read no others. Arguably, then--because his books have been read and reread by generations of children--L. Frank Baum possesses this quality, this childlikeness, to a great degree. It is a crucial attribute for writers, one that Erich Neumann calls "a special animation of the unconscious" and defines as "the creative man's special kind of alertness....   [tags: Literature Children Books Papers]

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John Keats

- English Literature Biographical Speech Keats, John (1795-1821) English poet, one of the most gifted and appealing of the 19th century and a seminal figure of the romantic movement. Keats was born in London, October 31, 1795,and was the eldest of four children. His father was a livery-stable owner, however he was killed in a riding accident when Keats was only nine and his mother died six years later of tuberculosis. Keats was educated at the Clarke School, in Enfield, and at the age of 15 was apprenticed to a surgeon....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dracula

- Bram Stoker’s Dracula Lords of the darkness, Darkling Dancers, Nosferatu, Vrikolakas. And the list goes on like this. The vampire concept is thought by the most to be a myth that has crept into almost every culture. It has influenced many writers to write novels on them and many directors to shoot films on. Vampire myths go back way into the times of first recorded history. Many different legends are known about them varying from the Chinese belief of the glowing red eyed monsters with green or pink hair to the Greek Lamia who has the upper body of a woman and the lower body of a winged serpent and the Japanese belief in the vampire foxes....   [tags: essays research papers]

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