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Ways the Human Race could Destroy Itself

- The End of Humanity: Could the Human Species Destroy Itself. There are lots of ways humanity could be wiped out - although I don't think any of them are particularly likely. Natural causes - An extinction-level asteroid impact would probably be sufficient, although not much else would - a disease epidemic, major climate shift, etc. would still leave many survivors to rebuild within a few hundred years. The window for such an impact is, however, extremely short, because it's extremely likely that within 300 years or so we will have the means to predict and avert all dangerous impacts....   [tags: Apocalypse]

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Comparing Joseph Conrad’s novel “Heart of Darkness” and Francis Ford Coppola’s film “Apocalypse Now”

- The focus of this Comparative Essay is to evaluate the similarities between Joseph Conrad’s novel “Heart of Darkness” and Francis Ford Coppola’s film “Apocalypse Now.” Resemblances in both stories are prominent when reading the novel or watching the film. The resemblance which will be used in this essay will be the similarities between the protagonists in both stories, Charlie Marlow and Captain Benjamin L. Willard. Both men are in search of two other individuals that go by the same name, Kurtz....   [tags: Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, Francis Ford Cop]

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Differences between The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument in Resolving Conflict In Couples’ Relationships

- The primary objective of this research is to find out the differences between The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument in resolving conflict in couples’ relationships and the more effective model to overcome the conflict. A conflict arrises when two or more people perceive incompatible goals and values. There are common for couples to have conflicts and disagreements because every one of us hold different values and beliefs. Financial problem, jealousy, job or even a very simple things will lead to a conflict between a couples....   [tags: Psychology]

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Capturing the Reality of the Vietnam War in The Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now

- Capturing the Reality of the Vietnam War in The Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now ‘The Deer Hunter’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’ are two films which deal, at a very personal level, with American involvement in the Vietnam War. Although the style and narrative of each film are quite different a strong theme of ‘journeys’ is what binds the two films together, perhaps more so than the theme of the Vietnam War itself. These are journeys of self-discovery and self-destruction and in the sense that the central characters’ ideals become twisted by war and their value of life itself diminished....   [tags: Papers]

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The Creation of God in Apocalypse Now in Relation to Frazer's The Golden Bough

- The Creation of God in Apocalypse Now in Relation to Frazer's The Golden Bough       Very rarely do filmmakers intend to create cinematic masterpieces which integrate and draw upon lush literary qualities and leave the viewer with a deeper feeling of life and death than he or she had before viewing the film. Even if some filmmakers do attempt to create a masterpiece, symbolic and complex, many fall short. However, when Francis Coppola created Apocalypse Now, he succeeded in creating a masterpiece, drawing upon the complicated story within Conrad's Heart of Darkness and the savage observations within Frazer's The Golden Bough....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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Millennialism and Apocalypse Thought in S. T. Coleridge and William Wordsworth's Poetics

- missing some works cited "Tintern Abbey": Millennialism and Apocalypse Thought in S. T. Coleridge and William Wordsworth's Poetics Storming of the Bastille 1789 [1] During and in the aftermath of the French Revolution, millennialist thought – independent of the myriad of economic and historical reasons for its precipitation – influenced many authors. Many people perceived the French Revolution as a foreshadowing of an Apocalypse that would usher in a new millenarian epoch, one levelling social distinctions between people and bringing about what was believed to be Christ's absolute rule....   [tags: Tintern Abbey Wordsworth Poetry]

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Comparing Apocalypse Now by Franice Coppola and Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

- Comparing Apocalypse Now by Franice Coppola and Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad Francis Coppola’s Apocalypse Now was inspired by Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness that informs the film throughout. A comparison and contrast can be made between the two. Both have the same themes but entirely different settings. Heart of Darkness takes place on the Congo River in the Heart of Africa while Apocalypse Now is set in Vietnam. The stock characters in both have the same general personalities but have different names....   [tags: Literature Francis Coppola Joseph Conrad Essays]

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Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now: A Comparative Analysis of Novel and Film

- Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now: A Comparative Analysis of Novel and Film In the opening scenes of the documentary film "Hearts of Darkness-A Filmmaker's Apocalypse," Eleanor Coppola describes her husband Francis's film, "Apocalypse Now," as being "loosely based" on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Indeed, "loosely" is the word; the period, setting, and circumstances of the film are totally different from those of the novella. The question, therefore, is whether any of Conrad's classic story of savagery and madness is extant in its cinematic reworking....   [tags: Compare Contrast Novel Film]

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Comparing Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now

- Parallels Between Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Coppola's Apocalypse Now      Apocalypse Now is a very vivid and sometimes disturbing film centered on the Vietnam War. Because it was based on Joseph Conrad's novella Heart of Darkness, it is possible to draw some parallels between the two. Both can be interpreted as metaphors for a journey through the inner self, and each has its own singular message to convey. Apocalypse Now very perspicuously depicts the fact that men have hearts of darkness, and it explores the evils of war....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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- She stayed away for as long as she could. Fighting towards the light, screaming and clawing in an attempt to get away from the body that was sucking her back in. The body that was supposed to be hers, but had ceased to be a sanctuary was calling her. It had become a joke, a cruel punch line, dangling release before her then snatching it away the moment before she reached it. She was desperate to escape the life that she had been imprisoned in and she fought every time even though she knew it was useless....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples]

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Comparing Mary Anne in Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong and Kurtz in Apocalypse Now

- Comparing Mary Anne in Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong and Kurtz in Apocalypse Now       In 1979, Francis Coppola released a film that he said he hoped "would give its audience a sense of the horror, the madness, the sensuousness, and the moral dilemma of the Vietnam war" (as quoted in Hagen 230). His film, Apocalypse Now, based on Joseph Conrad's 1902 novel Heart of Darkness, is the story of Captain Benjamin Willard's (Martin Sheen) journey to the interior of the jungle of Southeastern Asia for the purpose of executing his orders to track down Colonel Walter E....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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War on the Human Spirit in Francis Ford Coppola’s Movie, Apocalypse Now

- War on the Human Spirit in Apocalypse Now        Although Apocalypse Now is an extremely formalistic film from Francis Ford Coppola, he was quoted saying, "It's not about Vietnam, it was Vietnam!" He took quite a bit of time researching the war finding out what life was like for one taking part in the war. It is possible that any man, American or Vietnamese, may have been placed under the extreme psychological conditions of Captain Willard. In fact, in the opening scene, Martin Sheen was genuinely intoxicated and while on a rampage, Coppola video taped his madness and placed it in the script....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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Preventing a Manmade Apocalypse

- This world is filled with constant warfare and the threat of safety. Nations all over the world are in constant conflict to protect their country and their rights. Weapons of mass destruction are at the epicenter of this constant threat against peace and life. The presence of weapons of mass destruction is a serious threat to the world and daily life, requires much concern, and needs to be addressed because of the imminent threat of massive destruction. Weapons of mass destruction are divided into biological, chemical, and nuclear devices (Porteus 1)....   [tags: Warfare]

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Apocalypse 2012

- 65 million years ago a ten kilometer wide asteroid slammed into Mexico, leaving a 175 kilometer wide crater on the earth’s surface. This collision caused the extinction of 70% of all species that inhabited the earth, including the dinosaurs. The earth has existed for approximately 4.5 billion years. Scientists are led to believe that the earth has encountered five mass extinctions, just as the dinosaurs experienced. Modern day scientists and ancient societies believe that the sixth extinction is soon to happen....   [tags: End Times]

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The Decline of the World's IQ

- What will end the world as we know it. It could be climate change, disease, famine, or global war. If none of those come to pass there is always the truth that we are breeding our IQ into the basement. It’s called dysgeneic fertilization, and it has been happening for as long as we’ve been recording intelligence. Although this decline can be seen across the board, not everyone is affected the same way or to the same extent. With each generation that passes a gap widens between those retaining intelligence and those hemorrhaging intelligence....   [tags: Dystopic Apocalypse]

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A Practical Apocalypse

- The purpose of this essay is to exegetically examine 1st Thessalonians 5:1-11. In this exercise I will seek to elucidate the intention of the author in writing as he has and to show how the specific subject matter of these verses interrelates with the major themes of the Epistle. That Paul is the author of 1st Thessalonians is almost undisputed. Green is in agreement with Wanamaker who comments, "No contemporary scholars of repute seem to doubt the Pauline character of the letter." The position taken in this paper, consistent with the majority of scholarly opinion, is that the letter was written around AD 50-51 from Corinth on the occasion of Paul hearing Timothy's report on the Thessaloni...   [tags: Religion]

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Movie Essay - Irony and Insanity in Francis Ford Coppola’s Film, Apocalypse Now

- Irony and Insanity in Apocalypse Now       This is end of sanity. As Francis Ford Coppola suggests in Apocalypse Now, sanity is not the manner that would have settled the Vietnam conflict. Rather, through the character of Walt Kurtz, Coppola illustrates the means by which the U.S. Army could have decided the end of the war. Walter Kurtz is a psychopath. Walter Kurtz achieves success in Vietnam. Here lies the irony that Coppola brilliantly conveys. Thousands of troops arrived weekly in Vietnam without the proper arsenal of faculties that one needs to execute the actions essential to success in Vietnam....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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Film Essay - Cultural Turmoil in Francis Ford Coppola’s Movie, Apocalypse Now

- Cultural Turmoil in Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now The era of the 1960’s was one of change, just like so many of the enduring songs say. With words like revolution and freedom being used to promote movements that changed our society forever. The most important being the Civil Rights movement, and arguably the most influential: the sexual revolution. While great new ideas and beliefs were starting to take root, morals and social constructs that had been established were endangered of being lost in the mix....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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Apocalypse at the Nuclear Plant

- Pete pulled up to the familiar sight of cooling towers overshadowing his car as he parked his car next to the multitude of his coworkers. His day began just like the others. If there was any plutonium to be expected, he was damn sure he would be the one to inspect it. He walked past George the security guard, asked him how he was doing even though he didn't really give a rat's ass how he was, he was just a friendly person. As he strolled down the corridor to the area in which he worked, he noticed something strange....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The World Will End in 2010 According to the Mayan Calendar

- There has been many predictions about when the world will end or how it would end but no one believes it and no one knew whether they true or not. This time is true and you have to believe it. Now there are more and more information to support Mayans' prediction. According to the Mayan's calculation the longest calender only goes up to December 21,2009. It takes a long time in order for a calendar to go through one cycle. The longest cycle takes 26,000 years and the shortest cycle takes 5,000 years....   [tags: 2010, apocalypse, Mayan calendar, ]

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The Fall of the United States/Rome II?

- The United States is following the path of ancient Rome. Although there are many differences, their similarities indicate a similar fate for the U.S.A. I aim to examine the climate and structure of Ancient Rome which lead to its Rapid success and the similar system of the U.S. that in turn facilitated their ultra quick rise to power. Then by examining the results of this system, the corruption and Fundamental ideas that lead to the rise of a “Central Power” that came to be present in both nations and many say signaled the end of the Republic Era of Rome....   [tags: apocalypse, social collapse, polybius]

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Copola's Apocolypse Now and Human Instincts

- The human race is believed to be at the pinacle of developement. We have reahed the top of the mountain of success and evolution; we have surely surpassed the wild animal. We have evolved past the primal use of insticts to the utilization of reason and intelect. There are times in the course of a human&#8217;s life however, in war for instance, where all reason and intelect is compromised and men revert back to instinct, back to animal. War presents a man with more hardship, physical and emotional stress, than any human being should ever have to endure....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Rebellion of the Main Characters in Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Apocolypse Now

- Authors, Coppola and Conrad, bring to the attention of their readers and viewers that imperialism brought out the savage and rebellious acts of one of their main characters. They developed the idea that the character Kurtz was not the great man he claimed to be in the upcoming of his accomplishments. His wealth and power over the natives led him into a hole of misery. Readers and the audience can interpret that he needed to escape, even though he was not mentally ready, and the only way out was death....   [tags: imperialism, savage, insanity]

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First impressions of Kurtz in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness v. Coppola's Apocalypse Now

- Whether the opinion is of a native in the jungle or a civilized adventurer, the only unanimous agreement to the characterization of the man is that the opinion from various angles distorts the facts until he is considered the epitome of a ‘complex’ character. On page 84 of Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Kurtz is introduced only as a man you should meet instead of his introduction as an awol colonel in the Coppola's film. From this brief moment in Conrad’s novel, one could generalize that he is only a great man and a pleasure to know....   [tags: jungle, mission, imperialism]

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Similarities and Variations in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocolypse Now

- Brutality and piqued fear are synonymous with the world of both Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Francis Ford Coppola’s visual depiction of the novel, Apocalypse Now. Each capture audiences in different ways: Conrad by his adept use of flowering language and Coppola by bringing Conrad’s world to life on the big screen. Coppola sets the story that originally takes place in the Congo in Vietnam during the strenuous war with the United States. Despite these aesthetic variances, Coppola pulls inspiration from Conrad’s existing text in more scenes than not....   [tags: brutality, attack, power]

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A Tale of Apocalypses, Men, Women, & Sports

- A Tale of Apocalypses, Men, Women, & Sports This movie is set in a post-apocalyptic society in the year 2010. After World War III broke out, the world was destroyed in the year 2008. The survivors have no memory of what their planet used to be like, or how they used to live. The earth is covered in layers of debris that archaeologists are sifting through to figure out how people lived before the world was destroyed. Along with the "death" of our modern world, women's rights also died, and men think they are far superior once more....   [tags: Movie Film Sports Essays]

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Apocolyptic Forecast for December 2012

- It has been two years since the "two suns" event was delivered in the June 1, 2008 Message from the Blessed Mother. I did quite a bit of research regarding the information presented in the June 1st message. I uncovered an unbelievable amount of information concerning the future of mankind and the immediate threat to our current way of life. According to the information I found, in the next few years we will see Earth changes that will be devastating to all living creatures on the planet. There will be compound crisis' happening at the same time in our cosmos....   [tags: apocolypse, two suns, astronomy]

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The Notion of God in the Lord of the Rings

- The classic works of apocalyptic literature, such as the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation are inherently religious and centered around God. As a result, most later apocalyptic literature is also religiously centered, with God as the instrumental entity (Shaffer 142). Those who have read J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings remember most vividly the final great battle where evil is overcome in the apocalyptic ending of an age. Tolkien's bit of apocalyptic literature in The Lord of the Rings seems different from traditional religious notions of an apocalypse because the entire epic fantasy seems devoid of religion and any notion of God....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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The 2012 Conspiracy

- History has come around with numerous prophecies about Apocalypse which contradicts each other, but recent years a new day has been set for the end of the world, December 21, 2012. The irony is that the date associated with the end of the world is constructed on the premise that history is cyclical and not linear. Predicting the Day of Judgment is a cultural phenomenon that speculates cataclysmic and apocalyptic events that will occur. This idea has been disseminated in countless books, websites, and documentaries....   [tags: Religion]

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Zoroastrianism's Role in Christianity's Development

- Zoroastrianism's Role in Christianity's Development Christianity is one of the most popular religions of the early 21st century. Through the course of Christianity's first millennia it was able to rise from its original twelve followers to become the state religion of Rome and the mighty empire which it held. However, unbeknownst to many, the concepts that exist in Christianity and Judaism (the religion from which Christianity spawned) were initially conceived by the nearly dead religion of Zoroaster....   [tags: Papers]

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The Norse tale of Ragnarok

- The Norse tale of Ragnarok presents an interesting example of apocalyptic literature by providing both an end and a unique beginning. The world which rises from the cosmic rubble seems to be essentially equivalent to that which the apocalypse destroyed, possessing the same creatures, features and Gods of times past. This considered, and by incorporating themes of time and fate, Snorri challenges the concepts of the past, present and future of Norse lore by providing a framework which allows for the potential reiteration of history....   [tags: Apocalyptic Literature]

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heart of darkness

- Various parallels can be drawn when comparing and contrasting Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Frank Coppola's "Apocalypse Now", while taking into consideration Heart of Darkness is a novella and "Apocalypse Now" is a film. These differences and similarities can be seen in themes, characters, events and other small snippets of information including anything from quoted lines to strange actions of the main characters. Both pieces follow the same story line but they are presented in different contexts, allowing for many differences as well as the ability to see how Conrad is able to write a piece of literature that can be transposed to many different settings regardle...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Paranoid Personality Disorder

- It is normal to have a fear, because fear is wired within human beings. Fear is paired with emotions, and emotions may control a person’s behavior and reaction to certain situations. Most psychologist and psychiatrist have discovered that this is how the human mind and body synchronize with each other. If prolonged our sense of fear can manifest into something bigger, such as a personality disorder. Authors of horror genres place disorders within their stories, because situations that are life-threatening can alter a person’s mindset, such as a zombie apocalypse....   [tags: depression, psychologists, fear]

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Biblical Symbolism In Rime of the Ancient Mariner

-       Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," written in 1797, has been widely discussed throughout literary history. Although critics have come up with many different interpretations of this poem, one idea that has remained prevalent throughout these discussions is the apparent religious symbolism present throughout this poem. "The Ancient Mariner" contains natural, gothic, and biblical symbolism; however, the religious and natural symbolism, which coincide with one another, play the most important roles in this poem (Piper 43)....   [tags: Samuel Taylor Coleridge]

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Zombies in Film, TV and Popular Culture and their Symbolism

- On a recent installment of Fox’s hit show Glee, the show choir kids staged an impressive, full-costume and make-up performance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” mashed up with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Heads Will Roll.” What made the spectacle noteworthy, aside from the quality of the zombie outfits and, of course, the singing and dancing, was the context of the show itself. The episode aired in February, so no Halloween connection makes sense, nor did the episode suggest any particular nostalgia for the 1980s....   [tags: Dead, Unliving, Punishment]

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Book Analysis of World War Z by Max Brooks

- ... This full cycle provides an insightful vision of our world’s situation if a zombie invasion were to occur. Such a style of the writing is captivating because of its uniqueness and details. I think Brooks was able to cover many different viewpoints of the encounters with the zombies. Since these viewpoints came from many countries all around the world, I felt like I was in each country looking through different peoples’ eyes. With this real feel, Brooks was able to present -- with substantial support -- valuable themes that exist today....   [tags: zombie, entertainment, knowledge, messages]

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What Would I be an Expert In?

- I want to be an expert on surviving a Zombie apocalypse. In movies, Zombies are typically portrayed as walking corpses who feed on human beings. They are created from an epidemic and infectious bite. Global pandemics such as this will create pandemonium and fear all over the world, collapsing modern society and typical human behavior. Zombies are widely considered fictional, but with the evolution of biological weapons, disease, or even divine punishment, it is not completely farfetched an event like this can transpire....   [tags: Fiction ]

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Millennial Themes in The Prelude and Mont Blanc

- Millennial Themes in The Prelude and Mont Blanc On reading Book VI of Wordsworth's thirteen-part version of The Prelude, I was particularly struck by the passage in which, following his crossing of the Alps, the poet describes "the sick sight / And giddy prospect of the raging stream" (VI. 564-565) of the Arve Ravine as both an apocalyptic foreboding and an expression of millennial unity in his theory of the One Mind: The unfettered clouds and region of the heavens, Tumult and peace, the darkness and the light, Were all like workings of one mind, the features Of the same face, blossoms upon one tree, Characters of the great Apocalypse, The types and symbols of eternity, Of first,...   [tags: Wordsworth Prelude Blanc Essays Papers]

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The Bright Side of the Darkness

- ... The Hollow Men gives off the vibe that the men are trying to deal with the fear of death’s dream kingdom, even if that is through disguising their fear. In Apocalypse Now the disguises were also “deliberate” like those in The Hollow Men. For example when a masked Kurtz drops a decapitated head in Willard’s lap, Willard still knows that it is Kurtz even though he is wearing face paint. The disguise isn’t fooling anyone. Leading me to think the disguise wasn’t for Willard, but for Kurtz himself....   [tags: hardship, negative, positive, optimistic]

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Preserving Humanity in Post Apocolyptic Novels

- We live in a society obsessed with the future, consumed with the desires to achieve success or have great wealth. The harsh reality of the American dream is that the goals that we set so high for ourselves will really never prepare us for the trials of tomorrow. This idea was brought up time and time again in post-apocalyptic and dystopian works; they depict an image that only plagues the nightmares of the privileged people of today. Will an apocalypse turn these dreams into reality. What will come of society....   [tags: dystopia, society, knowledge]

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The Loving Dead

- Love, Lust and Death are universal human experiences and perpetual literary themes. "The Loving Dead" blends them in a way that I have never seen before. Amelia Beamer's debut novel involves: Oakland California, twenty-something slackers, their angsts and relationships, and a zombie apocalypse. Its characters are realistically self-centered, its apocalypse realistically dealt with more through text messaging and comment threads than through the main stream media, and its ending is different than any horror/zombie/apocalypse story ending I've ever read or heard of....   [tags: Literature Reveiw]

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Zombies: Face-Eating Cannibal Attack

- Brains. Must have brains. There are a lot of far-fetched scenes that horror movies have filled in our heads over the years. Many elements of fiction have created varying degrees of panic, more so since the emergence of the false “Based on a True Story” label. There is one terrifying creature once thought to be fictitious that has recently gained popularity in the media as well as news channels around the world. A situation that would have negative global effects far worse than any other natural disaster previously experienced....   [tags: horror movie, fiction, biology, neurology, fear]

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Zombies In Our World

- Dysfunctional, dangerous, and out of this world; these are just a few words that describe a zombie. We’ve know them to be a part of our world, historically and contemporarily. They show up in movies, books, and stories we are told as children and adults. Each culture has a diverse meaning for this creature. To some they have a religious or magical meaning, to others they are a group of individuals with viruses. These monsters are complex and have such emblematic significances. “Zombies” encompass a territory between real science and survivalist conjecture....   [tags: movies, ,book, dna]

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Change In Heart Of Darkness

- Joseph Conrad once wrote, &#8220;the individual consciousness was destined to be in total contradiction to its physical and moral environment'; (Watt 78); the validity of his statement is reflected in the physiological and psychological changes that the characters in both his Heart of Darkness and Coppola&#8217;s Apocalypse Now undergo as they travel up their respective rivers, the Congo and the Nung. Each journey up the tropical river is symbolic of a voyage of discovery into the dark heart of man, and an encounter with his capacity for evil....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Toni Morrison's Sula - A Multi-faceted Interpretation of Sula

- A Multi-faceted Interpretation of Sula In The Apocalypse in African-American Fiction, Maxine Lavon Montgomery weaves a multi-faceted interpretation of Toni Morrison's Sula. Montgomery submits, "drawing upon an African cosmological system, Morrison maintains that although life in modern America is chaotic, it is possible to escape life in the West and recover the time of the black community's non-Western beginnings" (74). Though Montgomery makes a highly detailed argument advancing several significant ideas that are well worth acknowledging, her final conclusions exceed what can be clearly supported in Sula....   [tags: Sula Essays]

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To Fear, Or Not To Fear: How Yeats and Hardy Envision God

- Within both Thomas Hardy’s “The Convergence of the Twain” and W. B. Yeats’ “The Second Coming”, the actions of God are extremely prevalent, though the timing of His intervention varies greatly. Though, both poems were published within a five year period (1914 and 1919 respectively), they convey significantly different perspectives on the actions of God, in relation to our actions as human beings. These poems were written less than a decade apart, but are separated by one significant event that changed the world: the First World War....   [tags: second coming, thomas hardy, god's will]

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The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials

- Doomsday. Armageddon. 2012. The end of the world or the apocalypse is known by its many names and has become an extremely viral subject for this generation. But, imagine living in a world not playfully joking around about the apocalypse, but strategically trying to survive it. This is the harsh reality for Thomas, a teenager living in a virus polluted and self-destructing planet. A deadly disease has broken out called “the flare” which causes the most sane and rational people to become raging and hysterical flesh eaters....   [tags: Literature]

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Research Paper Proposal: The Black Death

- The anticipated research paper will be taking into consideration the perspectives of the individuals that lived and died as a result of the Black Death, specifically from the year 1348 CE – 1350 CE and in the better known parts of the world during that period, the reactions, preventative measure that were taken to combat the plague, the religious and governmental response. In the collection of primary sources amassed by John Aberth in The Black Death, 1348-1350: the great mortality of 1348-1350 ; a brief history with documents1 he very succinctly provides a condensed description of each document by giving a background of the author as well as the source of the primary source....   [tags: Research Paper Proposal]

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Epic of Beowulf Essay - Ambiguous Allegories and Imperfect Symbols

- Ambiguous Allegories and Imperfect Symbols in Beowulf          Though Beowulf contains apocalyptic elements from beginning to end, perhaps the most important apocalyptic element of Beowulf is the poet's historicizing of the biblical monsters in his characterization of Grendel, his mother, and the dragon. Of course, the many ambiguities found in Beowulf is the source of considerable confusion. For instance, on the one hand, early in the poem we read that the Danes in their dire necessity pray at heathen temples, invoking the devil for aid: "Such was their custom, the hope of the heathens; they thought of hell in their hearts; they knew not the Lord, the Judge of deeds, they knew not the L...   [tags: Epic Beowulf essays]

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Hollywood and the Vietnam War

- Human history has been kept alive through a variety of mediums over the centuries. Throughout much of time, stories were told verbally to younger generations while written records and artifacts enhanced the story’s authenticity. In the late 19th and early 20th century, technology revolutionized story-telling with the invention of the video camera. Rather than hearing anecdotal stories about historic events, people could now see images of events happening all over the world. In addition, motion pictures were created to present fictional and non-fictional stories for education and entertainment....   [tags: Vietnam War Movies]

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Rudolph Valentino's Life and Accomplishments

- Back to 1895, was when a star was born, a man that loved to act and dance, but his life was over way to soon. On May 6, 1895 Rudolph Valentino was born in Castellaneta, Italy (Rudolph Valentino Encyclopedia par.1). Rudolph Valentino was born to a French mother and an Italian father but, his father died when Rudolph Valentino was at a young age (Biography par.2). Valentino was spoiled, even kicked out of different school, but in the end he got a diploma farming (Rudolph par. 1). Since Valentino’s father died at an early age he did not have much discipline (Walker 11)....   [tags: silent movies, dancer, the siek]

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The Life of Rudolph Valentino

- Back to 1895 was when a star was born a man that loved to act and dance, but his life was over way to soon. On May 6, 1895 Rudolph Valentino was born in Castellaneta, Italy (Rudolph Valentino Encyclopedia par.1). Rudolph Valentino was born to a French mother and an Italian father but, his father died when Rudolph Valentino was at a young age (Biography par.2). Valentino was spoiled, even kicked out of different school, but in the end he got a diploma farming (Rudolph par. 1). Since Valentino’s father died at an early age he did not have much discipline (Walker 11)....   [tags: acting, family, death]

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Film is a Collaboration Masterpiece

- The realization of a motion picture is an arduous collaborative process, Which requires that a great among of people come together to in a synchronic manner to Create the final product. In modern times media has made film to be seen as a glamorous profession, and often the layman sees filmmakers and actors as people who make a lot of Money, in a very easy manner. This could not be farther from the true; In fact the realization of a single scene that will last from seconds to a few minutes on the screen, can take between 12 hours to several days of the hard work of a large team of individuals....   [tags: Cinematography]

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The Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord

- The Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord What does the word "terrorist" bring to mind. Without even seeing the accused, most people in this country automatically assume this person is Middle-Eastern and Muslim. Although Stern's Terror in the Name of God focuses mainly on Islamic terrorists, it begins by addressing terrorist acts of a more homegrown variety. Stern interviews American terrorists here in the United States. The Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord or CSA, a group of radical Christians, became one of the "most violent white supremacist centers of the 1980s" (Phelps)....   [tags: CSA Identity Christianity Domestic Terrorism]

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Satire, and Black Humor in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle

- Satire, and Black Humor in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut was written in 1963. "It is a satirical commentary on modern man and his madness" (back cover). It is a book that counters almost every aspect of our society. As well as satire, Vonnegut also includes apocalyptic elements in this novel. Satire, "the use of irony, sarcasm, or ridicule in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice or folly" (Webster 1193), is very prevalent in Cat's Cradle. Vonnegut hits on many aspects of human life with this satire....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut Cat's Cradle]

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The 2012 Conspiracy

- The most widespread assumption about the Apocalypse in 2012 is made in correlation with Mayan ancient culture calendar. As Anthony F. Aveni said in an article, in order to comprehend our own civilization, we have to compare and reflect it from the eyes of others (Aveni, 1). Based on this statement, Robert Sharer, an American archeologist and researcher, investigates the Mayan culture in a book entitled The Ancient Maya. From there, readers may find all the information about Mayan culture. According to Sharer, Maya is a civilization that disappeared long time ago....   [tags: World History ]

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This is Not the Perfect College Admissions Essay

- This is Not the Perfect College Admissions Essay Choose the day, Choose the sign of the day. The day’s divinity, the first thing I see, a crazy world that beckons me. As I stand forth today in my infancy, I wish to seek— seek the knowledge which I must find for I must be in control of thee. The power to control oneself and the ones beside me, For if I not have the ultimate control rival that of Satan. This is the apocalypse. Apocalypse not of the world but that of my world, my inner feelings my dreams, my ambitions....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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The Vulnerability of Man

- The Vulnerability of Man Nature dwarfs us. The jungle absorbs us. Struggling to survive in the middle of an enticing jungle, one truly challenges his own restraints to the temptation of the jungle – of the horror of an abyss which lies so closely beneath us. All of our days and ways are a fragile structure balanced agitatedly atop the hungry jaws of nature that will effortless devour us. A happy life is a daily amnesty from this knowledge. Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now share a common theme where the feeble human cannot restrain the domination of the jungle....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pollution Essay: Climate Change

- John Harte is an ecologist from the University of California at Berkley. He is trying to find out whether heat stimulates further trace-gas from solid or not. He is going to conduct an experiment that will tell him if the greenhouse effect could start a cycle that would cause the effects to be worse than already predicted. The experiment will begin December of 1996 and will run for no less than three years. Harte has stretched a twelve foot high grid of cables above 300 square yards of land in a high mountain meadow in the middle of the Colorado Rockies....   [tags: Environmental Global Climate Change]

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The Master of the Saint Lucy Legend's "Mary Queen of Heaven": A Visual Analysis

- Mary, Queen of Heaven, by the Master of the Saint Lucy Legend, is a striking example of Marian art. The work, when first viewed, might seem straightforward-a typical, albeit large, representation of the Virgin Mary's ascension to heaven- an event represented countless times in religious art. However, this is no ordinary Christian painting. Every inch contains symbolism, intricate details, movement, or religious iconography. Rather than simply being a piece to be viewed, Mary, Queen of Heaven offers an experience, and prompts in its viewers consideration and reflection of the imagery, as well as the greater message....   [tags: religion, symbolism, details, movement]

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Plan 1011 Urban Society – Sociological Themes In Urban Fiction

- Throughout modern history, urban life and the city has constantly been documented in fiction and song and the way a city’s energy influences its inhabitants and the creative and destructive elements that can be the result. As a theme, Michel de Certeau considers cities and the societies within them the ‘most immoderate of human texts’ (De Certeau 1984, p. 92). One such observer is writer-director George A. Romero (‘the grandfather of the zombie’) who is well known for his satirical horror films depicting the outbreak of a zombie apocalypse in America, and its how it impacts groups of individuals and society within the cities....   [tags: Sociology ]

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The Prevention of Disaster Theme in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

- Shelley’s Frankenstein can be considered as one of the first representations of a possible apocalypse that is now ubiquitous, humans will someday create something that will destroy mankind. In different works, this Armageddon takes various forms: in the iconic movie The Matrix man-made machines enslave the human race, while in another popular movie I Am Legend, a genetically engineered virus mutates and kills the vast majority of the world’s population. Frankenstein, however, is not intended to give the reader an impending sense of doom, instead it warns about the consequences of creating something, no matter the intent behind its creation, without exercising proper caution....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism]

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The Road (Preferably) Not Taken: Cormac McCarthy's The Road

- Cormac McCarthy's novel, The Road, is the story of the journey taken by an unnamed father and his son in order to find a safe haven in a world destroyed by an unspecified catastrophe. This devastation has managed to wipe out just about every living thing on the planet. Although the novel does not clearly state what the cause of this cataclysm was, evidence suggests that they are living in what is the outcome of a nuclear war. The land is filled with ash and is uninhabited by animals and most plant life....   [tags: Book Review, Apocalyptic World]

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Analysis of Rick Grimes Actions in the Walking Dead

- ... He feels ungrateful for leaving Merle behind, saying, "I can't leave a man to die from thirst. We left him like an animal in a trap." Rick, with a compassionate heart accompanies Daryl and others to get back Merle. This rescue maybe an example of Rick's selfish way of redeeming himself and leaving his family, but Rick grasp this moment, with the intention of retrieving the bag guns as well. With more ammunition and weapons brought back to their camp, the higher their chances of surviving will be....   [tags: moral, unselfish, rescue, choices]

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies

- Zombies have established a hold on the people of the twenty-first century. There are books, movies, TV shows, and video games about zombies. AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is a TV show about a group of people trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. While fans of the show may already love zombies, some fans watch the show with little knowledge on what zombies really are. Matt Mogk’s “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies” is a book that is written to inform readers on everything they would want to know about zombies....   [tags: zombie basics, zombie science, matt mogk]

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Adaptations Made in the Sleepy Hollow TV Series

- The ability to not take itself too seriously was, at the beginning, one of the winning cards thanks to which Sleepy Hollow has walked away from the gaming table with my interest in its pocket. But now that the first season has ended, i feel the series could aim to become way more than a funny and bizarre entertainement. Ideally the premises to do everything wrong were all there. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the short story penned by Washington Irving, has been adapted many times including a silent movie....   [tags: soldier, friendship, modernity ]

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The End of The World: A Short Story

- The dying light of the sun nipped against your shoulders, beaming upon your cotton back like a spotlight, promising a drowsy blissfulness that would diminish as the day-blind stars sprouted from their hiding spots among the cosmos. The gentle huff of the breeze dappled over the rolling hills, causing the foliage on the sparse collection of trees surrounding you to ruffle. And it was a wonder to your eyes to watch such a phenomenon. However, you couldn’t help but allow your eyes to drift towards Farrah, who sat next to you in haze of blonde hair and skin like the glow of the moon....   [tags: Meteorite, Love, Life]

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Seventh Day Adventism and the Branch Davidians

- Houteff bought a plot of land and moved outside Waco, Texas, bringing just under a hundred followers with him and thereby establishing the Davidian sect. They built a variety of buildings and named the location Mount Carmel after the mount where Elijah overcame the prophets of Baal. On a side note, this Mount Carmel was different from the one involved in the Branch Davidian inferno. Houteff did not want to break away from the Seventh-day Adventism and continued to view his evangelistic message as directed to the Adventist church....   [tags: Religion ]

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Light and Dark Sides of Jane Eyre

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

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The Japanese Based Terrorist Group Aum Shrinikyo

- In June 1994 and March of 1995, the Japanese based terrorist group, Aum Shinrikyo, carried out two separate chemical attacks using a homemade version of the non-persistent nerve agent sarin. Prior to the attacks, Aum Shinrikyo was a religious organization that was focused on the end of the world and had come under close scrutiny by the authorities due to a long list of illegal activities. The first major attack was in the city of Matsumoto and the second attack was in the Tokyo subway (Embar-Seddon, A & Pass, A....   [tags: chemical attack, sarin, supreme truth]

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Octavia E. Butler's Short Story Speech Sounds

- In an interview titled “Magic, Mystery and Mayhem: An Interview with J.K. Rowling,” when asked about the way she came up with the names of characters in her books, she replied, “I invented some of the names in the Harry books, but I also collect strange names. I've gotten them from medieval saints, maps, dictionaries, plants, war memorials, and people I've met!” J.K. Rowling chose these names for a reason based on the deeper meanings behind every character's name and the way they relate to their roles and personalities....   [tags: character and name analysis]

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Francis Ford Coppola

- Following careful thought on which director to study, I chose Francis Ford Coppola. Although he has directed more films than I have had the opportunity to experience, I have viewed enough to understand his progression and style of his work. Over almost forty years of work, Coppola has directed about twenty-five films, produced near forty-five, composed two, and acted in eight. He is known predominantly for Apocalypse Now (1979) and The Godfather I (1972), II (1974), and III (1990). However, he has worked in other genres, such as Horror/Romance, Musical, and even Comedy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Medical Miracles and Their Apocalyptic Counterparts

- Has the thought of artificial intelligence ever created images of automated doctors, surgeons or nurses that have friendly interaction with patients and provide proper treatment with the utmost precision. Most people would certainly disagree, and rightfully so, because technology has the stigma of an impending robotic apocalypse forever seared into its surface from the numerous books and movies depicting the dangers of pushing the concept too far. If only they were to show what really happens when these death-dealing automata are plugged in, such as aiding delicate surgeries or providing non-invasive means of detecting cancer or even bringing sight to the blind....   [tags: Medicine]

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The (Un)Typical Alien Story: Book Review

- “When that moment comes, and it always comes, if you can’t get up and you can’t give up, either, here’s what you do: crawl” (Yancey 419). The Fifth Wave, written by Rick Yancey, was published by G.P. Putnam's Sons in 2013. It is a young adult science fiction book and can be found similar to Ender's Game. In this successful book, one will find a fresh plot, a strong heroine, and strong character development. The 5th Wave follows two main characters, Cassie and Ben, and two supporting characters, Sammy and The Silencer....   [tags: fifth wave, rick yancey, alien attack]

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The Medieval Synthesis in the Arts

- ... The historical moments the cathedral amount of sculpture, miniatures statues, and the great rose windows at Chartres Cathedral. The church was to bring salvation, spiritual instruction and moral education for the followers of Christ. This work is typical for this era because the architectural style Gothic is known for its height being tall and made from stone and tall flying buttresses and ribbed groin vaults and raised stained windows. The Romanesque style consists of round arches and groin vaults and both style, tall were made out of stone....   [tags: french history, gothic church, fire]

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Vampire Attacks: Hoax or Reality?

- Introduction Paranormal activity means unusual things that occur, that is not normally expected. Paranormal means beyond the range of normal experience or scientific explanation. According to Stefanik (2000) “investigation into paranormal activity evolved into the field of parapsychology”. Ghosts, spirits, and scary stories have always been a part of our nation and society for years. Spiritual movement of the late 1900s, had people fascinated with spiritual hope that there would possibly be life after death (Stefanik, 2000)....   [tags: paranormal activity]

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The Hunger Games and PTDS

- ... Now that he is a victor of the games his occupation is to be a mentor to future tributes. His job is to socialize with sponsors to help the tributes out in the games. This can be very difficult for him considering he would rather drink than socialize with people. I definitely think that religion could have been helpful in helping Haymitch with his struggles. However, in Panem the theme of God did not survive the apocalypse. In the post religion society, everyone operates on the basis of his or her own morality that is governed by the Capitol....   [tags: post traumatic stress disorder, movie analysis]

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The Queen of the Damned

- The Queen of the Damned As we draw towards others and follow them and their way we lose our own way and part of ourselves in the process. The Queen of the Damned is Anne Rice’s third book in The Vampire Chronicles series. In the beginning it’s all about a group of present-day immortal vampires struggles to save the mortal humans from the first vampire Akasha. She devilishly plans to enslave mankind and destroy all men on earth in order to stop wars and promote peace. She decides to save one male Lestat and his friends and that’s when the nightmare really begins....   [tags: Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles]

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End of the World

- Do you expect the world to end. Will humans leave the world to another life form soon. These questions have plagued man since his inception on this planet. Humans have, in every culture, have made predictions of how and when the world will end. We have done this either through religion or just average men or women who say they have the sight to see the future. Do we consider religion false and seers charlatans. We must first look at the worlds myths about the end of the world, or as is called from the Greek, apocalypse....   [tags: Religion]

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Dragons: A Global Phenomenon

- Human idealism has been the spawn of hundreds of mythical creature’s, crafting representations and symbolism with each new beast. Creature’s became the living embodiment of values that were held highly, often falling into folklore that involved human interests. One of the most globally used, and recognized creatures’s in our history is the dragon. A creature that not only appears in a variety of cultures, but has individual symbolism and traits attuned with each. Even today the idea of what is a dragon can differ from each individual....   [tags: Mythology ]

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