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Shashi Deshpande’s Dark Holds no Terrors

- “Grown men can learn from very little children, for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss” -Black Elk- The healthy growth of the mind and the intellect of children is a much discussed topic in the modern world. The physical wellbeing and intellectual growth of children vary according to the environment in which they live. Within the social system we find specialized gendered spaces that permit or forbid natural advancement of children....   [tags: Dark Holds no Terrors]

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Characters of Dark City

- Characters of Dark City                          I did my book report on Dark City by Frank Lauria.  The main characters in the book were John Murdoch, Mr. Hand, and Mr. Book.  Since Murdoch woke up in the icy bathtub in a strange room, he has been suspicious of everything. He is wanted for a series of brutal murders which he can’t remember committing.  He later finds out that he posses a power called tuning, which allows you to stop time and alter peoples perceptions.  Sort of like brain manipulation.  He soon finds out that he is being pursued by an alien race who call themselves the Strangers.  They want him because he is immune to their brain manipulation, so he is a threat...   [tags: Dark City]

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In the Shadows: Examining Light and Dark Imagery in "Romeo and Juliet"

- John Steinbeck once said “It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone”. In order to appreciate something for all that it truly is, one must learn to compare it to its opposite. These opposites both complement each other and bring out the worst in one another. Moreover, they also produce energy through the tension they create. This is true of opposition everywhere, literature included. Authors often make use of it, thus making their works more interesting and relatable....   [tags: energy, light, dark, setting, love]

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Fear In the Damp and Dark Gap

- Fear In the Damp and Dark Gap The usual signification of the French feminist's "gap" transformed by Jack Bushnell from silent entrapment to a meaning that signifies the "gap" as that which frees the other and allows for the generation of a voice of the other's own Circus of the Wolves. The famous masculine--self and feminine--other opposition will be freely utilized with the man and the circus representing the former and Kael and nature the latter. Gaps appear literally and figuratively throughout the text and with each appearance its meaning slowly, slowly, alters in the previously stated manner....   [tags: In the Damp and Dark Gap]

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Analysis of A Cry in the Dark

- Analysis of A Cry in the Dark A Cry in the Dark, based on a true story, is about a mother whose baby is killed during a camping trip along with her husband. The mother, Lindy Chamberlain claims to have seen her baby being carried away by a dingo and then assumes that the dingo is the cause of her baby's death. As she reports this to the police, she is inconsistent with some of the details that she reports along with other factors that stood against her, the police, meda, and even people watching this take place as it caused commotion in the news, accuse her of murdering the child....   [tags: A Cry in the Dark Religion Christianity Essays]

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Atrocities in Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark

- Atrocities in Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark Is a drive just a drive, or is it a metaphor that imparts appreciation for life's fragility while simultaneously lamenting man's inability to appropriately confront, or understand, death. William Stafford's "Traveling Through the Dark" illustrates the mechanisms by which seemingly mundane events become probes into the mystery and ambiguity of the human condition. The poem's situation is simple, a lone traveler driving along a desolate canyon road spots a felled deer; the traveler, desiring neither to hit the deer, nor by swerving to avoid it, hurtle his car over the canyon precipice, stops his vehicle and proceeds to push the falle...   [tags: Traveling Through Dark]

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William Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark

- Profound Meaning in William Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark The power of the poet is not only to convey an everyday scene into a literary portrait of words, but also to interweave this scene into an underlying theme. The only tool the poet has to wield is the word. Through a careful placement and selection of words, the poet can hopefully make his point clear, but not blatantly obvious. Common themes of poems are life, death, or the conflicting forces thereto. This theme could never possibly be overused because of the endless and limitless ways of portraying life or death through the use of different words....   [tags: Stafford Traveling Through the Dark Essays]

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Importance of Control in Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark

- Importance of Control in Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark In William Stafford's "Traveling Through the Dark," the narrator encounters a dead deer on the edge of the road. He knows that the safe and proper course of action is to push the deer into the canyon, but when he finds that the doe was near giving birth before she died, he hesitates to kill the unborn fawn. Stafford's central idea in the poem revolves around the decision the narrator makes to sacrifice the deer in order to clear the road of obstacles, so that others who drive on the dark, narrow road won't have to swerve....   [tags: Traveling Through Dark]

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Traveling Through the Dark by William Stafford

- Traveling Through the Dark by William Stafford In his poem, "Traveling Through the Dark," William Stafford presents the reader with the difficulty of one man's choice. Immediately, the scene is set, with the driver, who is "traveling though the dark" (line 1) coming upon a recently killed deer. At first, his decision with what to do with the deer is easy; he knows he must push it off the edge for the safety of other motorists, but then, a closer examination of the deer reveals to the man new circumstances....   [tags: Papers William Stafford Through Dark Essays]

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Home Before Dark by Susan Wiggs

- In the book Home Before Dark by Susan Wiggs, Lila is a fifteen-year-old girl whose overwhelming desire to be popular is affecting all of her decisions. Lila’s mom Luz describes her current behavior as “some sort of identity crisis”. Specifically Luz states, “She’s been getting in trouble at school, acting out, that sort of thing. You saw how she acted toward me. My sweet little fairy child has turned into a demon, skipping school, sneaking out at night, climbing the water tower, rappelling off the train bridge, skinny-dipping in Eagle Lake....   [tags: Analysis Susan Wiggs Home Before Dark]

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Robert Browning's Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came

- Robert Browning's Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came  Robert Browning's "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came" is a poem about torture. Whether Roland is actually in Hell or just trapped in the madness of his mind, his own failure and the way in which he wasted his life will continue to torment him for all eternity. The imagery throughout the poem displays a completely despairing attitude, and several bitter ironies which he cannot escape plague him during his quest. The title "Childe" implies an untested knight, but Roland is already jaded at the beginning of the poem....   [tags: Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came Essays]

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Themes of Dark They Were And Golden Eyed by Ray Bradbury

- In the story Dark They Were And Golden Eyed, by Ray Bradbury, a great story that he develops themes of fear, change and symbol and label. The author uses techniques of similes, metaphors and personification that explain and convey them to the reader very powerfully. A clear and important theme developed in the story by Ray Bradbury through the use of personification is fear. In the sentence, ?The fear was never gone. it lay with Mr and Mrs Bittering, a third unbidden partner at every midnight talk?....   [tags: Dark They Were And Golden Eyed, by Ray Bradbury]

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Motherhood in The Summer Before the Dark by Kate Brown and The Fifth child by Harriet Lovatt

- Motherhood in The Summer Before the Dark by Kate Brown and The Fifth child by Harriet Lovatt Motherhood is a traditional role for women. From the time they are young, girls are taught to grow up, marry and become mothers. Of course they can do other things with their lives like play sports, have careers, and travel, but an overwhelming amount of women want to be mothers no matter what else they accomplish with their lives. It is common knowledge that being a good mother is one of the hardest jobs in the world....   [tags: Dark Brown fifth Lovatt Essays]

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Dark Matter and Dark Energy

- ... The effects of dark energy were first seen in the 1990’s when scientists were watching IA supernovae. Scientists had already figured out how to calculate the distance of Ia supernovae, and they thought they knew the distance of the supernovae, but they were off by a lot, which means that there is an energy source that is pushing the universe apart. The Theories of Dark Matter and Dark Energy What are there two phenomena though. There is very little that is known, but we do know alot of what they are not....   [tags: theories, universe, gravity, supernovae]

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Dark Matter and Dark Energy

- ... The galaxies we observe today would fly apart because they wouldn't have enough matter to create a strong enough gravity to hold themselves together. Dark matter is also responsible for amplifying small fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background back in the early universe to create the large scale structure we observe in the universe today. Astronomers are still in the hunt of the Dark energy and dark matter but they haven’t found none. They are undetectable which makes it very hard for them to see or convince others to believe in their existence....   [tags: armillary, mysteries, exist, universe, force]

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The Road Into the Dark

- But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Sole. For as they walk through the cobblestone streets, they whisper their goodbye to the great gardens and the uniform but inviting homes. There are no mansions or palaces because, to the people of Sole, all who dwell there live in mansions. The city itself, a palace. They enter the grand courtyard and slowly pass the fruit trees with the golden leaves shimmering in the moist breeze. The voice of wind blows in from the ocean on the Eastern shore of the city....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Traveler in the Dark

- As one grows older, the problems he or she is confronted with cannot easily be hugged and kissed away as one could as a child. Religion can present such problems; problems that torment and that are not easily resolved, such as in the play “Traveler in the Dark” by Marsha Norman. “Traveler in the Dark” published in 1984, presents the audience with a man that seems to have an ethnocentric view of life, mainly focusing on the aspects of religion. Internal conflicts such as the one in “Traveler in the Dark,” are not uncommon plots in Norman’s plays....   [tags: Theater ]

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The Dark Avengers

- Heroes come in all shapes and sizes; tall, dark, handsome, ugly, astute, or mentally handicapped, and Shane is no exception. He rode into their lives with temperance and vigor, and left a legacy behind. How does one deal with a shady business man who is hell bent on wanted and willful destruction of freedom. Brute force has always been the heroes approach. Shane rode into a small town in Wyoming and met a family, who with all their respect needed a hero. Both of the stories that I will tell, including Shane’s and the story of Tombstone had their similarities, and also had their differences....   [tags: Literary Review ]

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The Dark Knight

- I was dressed as a dark knight or rather, what the Knights of the Blooming Orchid thought a dark knight female would dress. My armor was a metallic black with foreign designs inlaid on it. It was strapless, covering my chest, but emphasizing what little cleavage I possessed. The armor continued down to my hips and stopped. The metal was custom-made, only fitting, as well as showing off, the curves of my body. My boots were made of soft, sturdy leather dyed black to match the night. The boots went up to my thighs leaving about a foot of white skin between it and the armor....   [tags: creative writing, imaginative writing]

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The Dark Heart

- Copper rays extended beyond the reach of the open window pane, weaving their way passed the swaying emerald curtains and across the hardwood floor. Catherine sat on the edge of her neatly made bed, her arms crossed tightly against her cotton clad bosom. Her dark irises were fixated upon the cherry wood planks that rested beneath her bare feet, and her creamy blonde locks, long and wavy, spilled messily over her slumped shoulders. Her eyes were glossed over and weary, evidence of a sleepless night etched onto her face....   [tags: short story]

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The Dark Nurse

- I awoke with a start, gasping for air, my spine throbbing. My torso ached as though I had just fallen off a three-story building and had the misfortune to have survived. I tried to move, but every time I attempted to roll over, a sharp jabbing pain jolted throughout my body. I-V tubes threaded through my arms, their narrow canals transferring clear liquids, from large bladder-like bags, into my veins. The pungent smell of fresh sanitizer assaulted my nostrils so strongly that needles seemed to prick the inside of my nose with every breath....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Stephen King, A Voice in the Dark

- Stephen King; A voice in the Dark “People always ask me why I write such terrifying stories, and my reply always is; Why do you think I have a choice?” Stephen King is one of the world’s bestselling authors (and was before J.K. Rowling published Harry Potter). he is most known for his Horror stories, like IT or ‘Salem’s Lot. But also for his Horror/Fantasy novels, Like The Dark Tower Series. He writes about his fears, his problems, and things he’s overcome, and sometimes the odd. Stephen King (full name is Stephen Edwin King) was born on September 21st, 1947 in the small town of Portland, Maine....   [tags: horror stories, writing, fantasy novels]

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Overview of the Dark Souls Videogame

- Dark Souls is an infamously challenging action roleplaying video game produced by Namco. Set in an open world environment, Dark Souls - like it's spiritual predecessor, Demon's Souls - offers the player a formidable challenge while they explore the vast world of the game. Both Souls have been universally praised by critics and fans alike. In the words of Michael Thomsen for slate.com, "There is real beauty in Dark Souls. It reveals that life is more suffering than pleasure, more failure than success, and that even the momentary relief of achievement is wiped away by new levels of difficulty....   [tags: technology, video game, namco]

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Dark Matter in the Galaxy

- The world we see and are familiar with consists of Normal Matter. Everything made out of atoms is considered Normal Matter. Normal Matter makes up of five percent of all matter. So what makes up the rest of the ninety-five percent. Dark Energy makes up roughly seventy percent of our universe while Dark Matter makes up the last twenty-five percent. What is Dark Matter. Dark Matter is the only explanation we have for why our universe expands in the way it does, but we have no idea what makes it up....   [tags: Matter, Atoms, Galaxy]

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Analysis of the Movie, The Dark Knight

- The Dark knight It’s no joking matter as the knight closes in. Release Date: 25th July 2008 Certificate: 12A Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman Batman (Christian Bale) is hoping to hand on his crime fighting duties to D.A Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) yet when Batman’s cards are on the table the twisted mastermind who goes by the name of the joker (Heath Ledger), forces the masked vigilante to go against everything he ever stood for....   [tags: film analysis, movies]

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The Middle Ages or the Dark Ages

- ... As said by Agnolo di Tura of Siena “It seemed that almost everyone became stupefied by seeing the pain. And it is impossible for the human tongue to recount the awful truth” (doc 11). As this quote shows, many people suffered from the plague. The plague took millions of lives. As stated in the book Life During the Black Death “famines, wars, and a host of deadly diseases all took millions of lives during the 1300s but the worst single calamity to wrack this troubled century was the black death” (page....   [tags: religion, death, wars, government]

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Home Remedies for Dark Underarms

- Dark underarms or armpits are a condition of the skin under the arms that becomes dark. It becomes a major concern to fair skin people as dark armpits are more visible on fair skin than on dark skin. The causes for dark underarms are: • Improper cleaning • Sweating • Friction due to different types of clothes • Dead skin cells • Use of shaving products • Deodorants containing alcohol The symptoms of dark underarms are • Sweating • Itching • Dark skin along the area of armpits • Bad odor Pregnancy, hormonal changes, age and genes all play an important role in decolonization of the armpits and cause a lot of embarrassment....   [tags: Health Care]

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The Dark Side of the Internet for Children

- Internet has become an infinite source of information. For most of the computer users, internet has developed into a necessity, whether it may be utilized in school, office or home. Different types of information are available online. Although internet can help children with their school works, it also has a dark side. As the generation continues to develop, more and more children are getting involved online. A lot of them can access sites with liberty and gain information that are inappropriate for their age, and this makes internet more dangerous to them....   [tags: parenting, authoritarian, monitoring]

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Explication of Traveling in the Dark

- In life there are many circumstances where one is faced with a dilemma, a situation where a person can truly discover which direction their moral compass really points. In those moments, choices are made that can either lead one to the place they always knew they were headed or someone can find out their motives are not as pure as they originally thought. In William Stafford’s Traveling through the dark the narrator is faced with one of those circumstances dealing with morality where a decision must be made regarding a dead carcass....   [tags: William Stafford, Analysis]

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Skepticism in the Movie, Dark City

- Skepticism Skepticism is one of the major themes in the movie Dark City. Among the skeptical thoughts observed, four of them are especially significant. They include Allegory of the Cave, Descartes’ evil genius argument, omphalos hypothesis and simulation hypothesis. 1. Allegory of the Cave Dark City is a perfect illustration of the Allegory of the Cave, which is presented by Plato in the form of dialogues between Socrates and Glaucon. By comparing humans to prisoners in a cave, Plato argues that what we see are shadows projected on the wall, only that we mistake them for real knowledge which are named “forms”....   [tags: God, hypothesis, cave]

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The Age of Faith: The Dark Ages

- From the fifth to the fifth teen century, Western Europe went through a period called the Age of Faith, also known as the “dark ages”. The church wanted more power and authority, and that implicated a few changes. Not only did the internal structure of the church change, but so did the external. Thus the Age of Faith was simulated, and encouraged battles and adventures. This age was influenced by many factors, such as the reforming of the church, rebuilding of the church, and the crusades. Basic principles had to be returned to the church, as there were still many issues....   [tags: chuch, power, reforming, rebuilding]

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The Relatability in The Dark Knight

- In The Dark Knight, the second film of Christopher Nolan's trilogy, Batman (Christian Bale) teams up with Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) and district attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) to clean up the streets of Gotham City. However, a wrench is thrown into their plans with the appearance of the incredibly disturbed and sadistic criminal known as The Joker (Heath Ledger), who aims to stop their “war on crime” by causing destruction and havoc. He begins his crime spree with a bank robbery and then uses the money he gets from it to stage a variety of devastating stunts....   [tags: film, batman, realistic]

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The Dark Knight and Defining Evil

- Based on the excerpt from Evil: A Primer, William Hart goes through a painstaking process in trying to pin down the definition of evil. “Despite five thousand years of recorded human wrong doing, despite all that out prophets and scholars and poets and undead homicidal maniacs have told us, the origin and definition of evil remain impossible to pin down” (Hart 2). Hart tries to define evil and in the end he is able to boil the root of evil to a lengthy list of criteria and an empty definition....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Dark Side of the Moon Landing

- The Dark Side of the Moon Landing The Final Frontier In 1969, The United States successfully sent the first manned mission to the moon. It was a long time coming, a product of the Cold War’s Space Race. The Cold War began in 1947, between the Soviet Union and the United States. There was no actual fighting in the Cold War, just political conflict, military coalitions, and numerous competitions of brain rather than brawn. Among these competitions is the most famous Space Race. Although the Cold War commenced in 1947, the Space Race did not begin until 1955....   [tags: NASA, Moon Landing, United States]

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Dancing in The Dark by Morris Dickstein

- Section ONE: Ronald Reagan once said, “We fought a war on poverty, and poverty won.” I read the book, Dancing in the dark by Morris Dickstein. This book was about the great depression, and the impacts it had on American life. The traditional thought of poverty, people dying of hunger and people lying in the roads, has been erased. America has abolished poverty by the traditional standards but the thought of poverty and what it is has changed. In America we consider poverty to be spending all your money on bills, so you have no money left for food to feed your family....   [tags: reagan, poverty, great depression]

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Mature Themes in The Dark Knight

- In a movie where good and evil are divided by a very thin line, the Dark Knight rises up to fight against injustice and corruption in Gotham City. An action sequel to the original Batman Begins, this installment is a lot darker filled with more explosion, twists, and suspense. For the first time, a comic has been integrated into the issues of the real world. With the help of District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant Gordon, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining mob members and clean the streets of Gotham for good....   [tags: Movie Analysis]

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The Dark Side of Clint Eastwood

- Clint Eastwood first made a name for himself in Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Westerns in the 1960’s. Eastwood iconic Man with No Name in the “Dollar Trilogies” made him an international star, and it is only fitting that he would resurrect his career in a film of this genre. “Unforgiven” was directed, produced, and stared in by Clint Eastwood and received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Film Editing, and Best Picture in 1993. It is often credited as the best western made in the last twenty years, and for reinvigorating the western genre....   [tags: Biography, Character Analysis]

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The Dark Tower by Stephen King

- The Dark Tower – Stephen King The Dark Tower is a series of stories that follow the main character, Roland "The Last Gunslinger", as he travels across a harsh desert on a mission to find the "man in black". His mission is to make it safely to the Tower in order to save himself and the very existence of the universe. The entire series revolves around the tower and how essential it is. The tower is a central point where different planes of existence merge and if Roland doesn't make it there before it gets destroyed then everything else will be destroyed along with it....   [tags: Literature]

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The Dark Truth of Christopher Columbus

- Christopher Columbus was an Italian sailor and explorer who travelled across the Atlantic Ocean in 1942, in search of a quick route to India Spice trading, which was at the time the largest industry in the world. Columbus made a total of 4 trips between 1492 - 1504 Columbus throughout time has been revered to as a hero, and the reason that many of us are even settled on this land, but there are many dark truths that will be touched upon throughout this report. Columbus starts his journey in August 1492, when he sets sail from Spain under the sponsorship of King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella of Spain....   [tags: Explorers]

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The Dark Side of the Olympics

- The Olympics are an inspiration to many people. Olympics give young people an opportunity to dream that it could one day be them standing on the podium. They have the power to unite people from around the world to celebrate with pride the achievements of amateur athletes. This all sounds great but there is a dark side to the Olympics that needs to be considered. What used to be a celebration of amateur sport has turned into a commercial enterprise that caters to the interests of the wealthy and big business over the average citizen....   [tags: Olympics, ]

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The Theory of Dark Flow

- ... Firstly we shall look upon the formula that shows how acceleration is 'supposed' to occur. Regarding the laws of physics, relative gravity should be able to explain how the galaxies are moving. Relative gravity involves the force of gravitational energy as a universal law. As Alok Jha states, "It encapsulates the idea that all the particles of matter in the universe attract each other through the force of gravity" (Jha, 2013). In other words, gravitational attraction extends to planets attracting each other, not having the ability to move without an outwards force being applied....   [tags: galaxy, pull, directions, theory]

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Dark Flame by Alison Noel

- Have you ever craved something so strongly. Something that was right at the edge of your fingertips. And no matter what you do, you just can’t grasp hold of it. Dark Flame, a book written by Alyson Noel and published by St. Martin’s Griffin in 2010, is a novel based towards young adults. Dark Flame is the fourth novel in the Immortal Series. This novel is all about hope and trust, which proves just how vigorous love can be. It all started with a spell. A spell that backfires and binds her to her greatest enemy....   [tags: True Love, Literary Analysis, Review]

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Man's Dark Nature in Film

- From the beginning of cinema to the present day, Hollywood has had a morbid fascination with the dark, shadowy side of society. This is reflected in many films of the past, inherently most evident in the German expressionistic films of the 1920’s and 30’s. In a sense, society’s fascination with the macabre stems from their fears and anxieties. Thus, allowing filmmakers and storytellers to toy with their fears and horrify them like a terrible nightmare that comes to life. Most people in today’s society have a fear of the unknown, this can stem from natural factors like growing old and dying to such terrifying abnormal factors that may be real or not....   [tags: Film Analysis ]

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Greek History: The Dark Ages

- Over sixty percent of the English words have originated from the Greek language. Many of these words came into the English language through the poetry and theater plays done in ancient Greece. The Greek plays have been shaped by historical events and their tragic past and put into one story. The ancient Greek theater demonstrated historical events and poems in the form of plays like in The Cyclops and performed them for the audience’s entertainment and awareness. Greek history has shown many tragic events over the course of time....   [tags: greek language, mycenaeans]

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Special Effects in Dark City

- Dark City, directed by Alex Proya, is a sci-fi thriller full of visually extravagant and atmospheric special effects. The film illustrates a metropolis where its human inhabitants are always engulfed in the nightlife darkness because the sun does not exist. The city is controlled by extraterrestrials known as the Strangers, who disguise themselves as humans and are devoted to researching the human race via manipulation and experimentation. Dark City has a shadowy tone and comic book feel, which is reflected by all the film elements used by Proya....   [tags: Film Analysis, Movie Review]

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“Dark Film” and Sunset Blvd.

- Film noir, by translation alone, means dark film, and by that measurement Sunset Boulevard certainly fits the genre. A gloomy story that follows a jaded and sarcastic protagonist, Joe Gillis from his initial dire circumstances to his untimely death, Sunset Blvd. earns the description “dark” several times over. But there is more to film noir than crushingly depressing plotlines. There are common motifs and icons that are found in most film noirs, such as crime, dark alleys, guns and alcohol. Deeper than this, film noir features certain visual elements, character archetypes, and themes that create a unique style of film....   [tags: Film]

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Middle Ages: Dark or Not?

- In the year 476 A.D., Rome officially fell as the greatest and most thriving empire at the time. The time period following this downfall was called the Middle Ages, more infamously recalled as the Dark Ages; but were these years truly as dark as historians say. These medieval times lasted for approximately one thousand years, could such a long time period have been all that dreadful. The answer will soon become clear. The Middle Ages deserved to have the alias of the Dark Ages because there were several severe illnesses, the monarchs were cruel, and the crusades brought the death of many....   [tags: Roman empire, middle age, bubonic plague]

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Motifs of Light and Dark

- Harry Mulisch, through his novel The Assault, conveys the Nazi Occupation in the Netherlands in 1945 giving full emphasis on the impact to people’s lives. Anton Steinwijk, the protagonist of the novel, experiences traumatic experience when the military assaulted and killed his whole family. His wish to leave what has happened to him in the past is influenced largely by his devastation and undesirable perception of the war from what he has experienced. Additionally, people around Anton also encourage him to expect a peaceful future, away from the war....   [tags: Harry Mulisch's The Assault]

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The Dark Side of Bullying

- Good afternoon students, I am very honoured to be called upon today, to speak to you on a very emotional issue which is the dark side of bullying. This issue has become commonplace in modern society especially among you teenagers and therefor needs to be addressed.Bullying is a very emotional and prominent issue accross the world today. For many years now, this issue has been present and it seems as if, day by day, the fatal consquences bullying has on the society and individuals is increasing. Bullying is put in simple terms as the act of treating someone abusively both physically and emotionally....   [tags: consequences, teenagers, insecurities]

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Powerful Figures: The Dark Knight

- Since time immemorial, people have been generating images and stories of strong figures that they can look up to. These powerful figures are often referred to as heroes. While the presentation of these heroes and their traditional mythological stories are different from those of modern day fiction, the principles that guide these heroes and make up their stories are very much the same. This paper will examine attempt to show how this is the case, particularly with the hero known as the Dark Knight: Batman....   [tags: batman, greek mythology]

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The Dark Side of Love

- The Dark Side of Love In Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe’s Faust (Part One) as well as in Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s Nathan the Wise, love plays a vital role. Love is the reason that an individual strays from the path to enlightenment and begins to act in strange, unpredictable ways. It decreases an individual’s ability to reason and takes away any incentive he might have to seek enlightenment. Since love is based on faith, it goes against the ideals of enlightenment which stress individual thinking....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The Dark Side of Advertising

- Advertising is a pervasive influence on children and adolescents. Advertising is a mass media content intended to persuade audiences of readers, viewers or listeners to take action on products, services and ideas. “The idea is to drive consumer behavior in a particular way in regards to a product, service or concept” (What is Advertising 1). Many young people view more than forty thousand ads per year on television alone and increasingly are being exposed to advertising on the internet, magazines and schools....   [tags: marketing, consumerism, media]

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The Dark Side of Sports

- For many years professional athletes, as well as those striving to become professional athletes have turned to supplements. According to an Article in the Journal of Romanian Sports Medicine Society, the use of natural herbs has been traced back to the Ancient Olympic games of Greece, where competitors consumed infused herbs and mushrooms in an effort to enhance their performance (Mazzeo, Filomena; Ascione, Antonio 2013). The promise of enhanced performance, greater power, and super natural strength has driven many to the dark side of the ergogenic world....   [tags: steroids, growth hormones, ergogenic acids]

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Dark + Romanticism= Contradiction

- The misshapen, the ominous, and the gruesome; these are all words from the fascinating movement of Dark Romanticism which took place from 1828-1865. This movement embraced all of these irrational elements and shaped them into the most popular sub-genre of American literature. Life to the Dark Romantics was colorful, impulsive, and paradoxical. Unlike the Romantics, the Dark Romantics set their stories based on the wickedness of man and the repulsion of evil. The dark romantics believed that humans were equally capable of good or evil....   [tags: Romanticism Essays]

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Factors of Dark Adaptation

- Dark adaptation: why can’t I see straight away when I turn the lights off. ‘When the subject/patient is exposed to a bright adapting light’1 causing the photo pigments to appear bleached by a biological pigment called Rhodopsin, this causes light to then turn off. There are two types of photo receptors present in the Retina; cones and rods. The rods are greater in quantity and are about 120 million. Rods are responsible for vision at low light levels, and aren’t sensitive to colour this is known as scotopic vision....   [tags: sight, cones, contrast]

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Robert Frost's Dark Side

- Robert Frost once said, “By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” This quote of Robert Frost shows how Frost can take something positive, a promotion, and expose the negative aspect, longer hours. In his poetry, Frost, like he did in this quote, exposed something in humans. He wrote poetry to show how there is darkness amongst them. The average reader will quote Robert Frost as being a poet of positivity, yet many of his poems actually point out the dark side of human existence....   [tags: poems, human existence]

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Carson McCullers' Dark Love

- Carson McCullers was a well-known writer who came from the South; she became famous overnight after she wrote her first book: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. She wrote many different types of books during her lifetime, with over a dozen books and numerous essays, most of them often touched on the topic of love. Though she wrote about love, it was the typical type of love that you’d expect such as romanticism, but rather, it was the dark type of love (Source 4). Many critics might question why she chose to write those dark and gloomy books; it was because of her love-struggling life that she endured....   [tags: Author Biography]

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Kanye West Dark Fantasy

- Kanye West has produced works that many interpret as exhibiting the struggle of black identity in the post-modern era. In, Twisted Fantasy he could be interpreted as exploring what is known to the Self in juxtaposition to what is unknown, if the ideas he were presenting were to transcend the disconnected chaos of society. Kanye West is world renowned for his somewhat dark lyrics and the prolific imagery of his music videos. He has always gone for the shock value, in music and the real world. While West presents images that are startling, he is reflecting society with a noticeable lack of original thought while at the same time not addressing root causes for the desolation he portrays....   [tags: Lyrics, Music, Music Videos, Hip Hop]

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Dexter "The Dark Passenger"

- Have you ever have felt like two completely different people. Dexter Morgan has been throughout his entire life since he was little. As a child, Dexter witnessed his mother’s murder. A cop named Harry Morgan found Dexter in a pool of blood beside his mother’s body. He taught Dexter his “art.” This education by a monster turned Dexter into a monster. His learned skills; both as an investigator and as a killer, drive him from the early seasons of the series. In the beginning, he is driven by a lust for blood and a warped sense of justice....   [tags: symbol, human struggle, addiction]

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Depression: The Dark Cloud

- Depression: The Dark Cloud There are many mental illnesses that affect all different kinds of people living in the world. Some are worse than others and some can feel like a cloud hanging over that seems like it will never go away. Depression is a common mental disorder that affects millions of people in the world today. It is a terrible burden to its victims and can leave them feeling a sadness they have never experienced before. No person is exempt from attaining this disease, which makes it an even more interesting psychological condition....   [tags: Mental Illness ]

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Villain or Dark Knight

- Villain or Dark Knight Christopher Dorner an exemplary soldier turned triple murderer. From a National Defense Service Medal to Rifle marksmanship ribbon, Dorner was textbook soldier (accolades). After filing a report against a fellow LAPD officer, Dorner was dismissed from the department. Shortly after being fired, Dorner was charged with the murder of a police officer and 2 citizens, and the attempted murder of 3 other citizens. Dubbed the cop killer, Dorner has been vilified by the media, yet there is a select group who support Dorner....   [tags: police, murder, innocence]

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Vertisols Soils: Dark Clays

- ... Vertisol has six suborder Cryerts, Aquerts, Xererts, Torrerts, Usterts, and Uderts, (Figure01). They are determined on the basis of aquic conditions, cryic soil temperature regime, and on the length of time the cracks are open to the surface. The formative elements for soil moisture regimes are used in naming the names do not necessarily mean that the soils have those soil moisture regimes. The slow permeability of clayey, smectitic soil horizons causes aquic conditions in Vertisols with almost any annual precipitation pattern....   [tags: mineral soils, physical properties]

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Dexter: The Dark Passenger

- ... The beast is very fond of Belle since he first laid eyes on her. During the movie Belle being the catalyst for the Beast’s need of wanting to change. But he distances himself from her because he has two mindsets. Which is a man and the other is a raging beast. The beast is going through trying to become the process of transformation from a cold hearted beast into a form of a great man. Dexter has a lot in common from the movie Gran Torino and Beauty and the Beast. All three of these have in common of metamorphosis....   [tags: popular fictional characters, tv shows]

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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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Dark Samus

- The Galactic Federation cruiser Nova Lord disintegrates in the upper atmosphere of the planet Arcterra as it is dwarfed out by Dark Samus’ flagship, the Annihilator. The cruiser was on a mission to attack the flagship. However, it underestimated the ship’s firepower, and was promptly captured after a brief skirmish. A laser shot rings out aboard the bridge of the Annihilator, and is followed instantaneously by the collapse of a Galactic Federation prisoner to the floor, a black scorch between his eyes....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Dark Fairyland

- Faerûn is a lush land of rugged mountains and rolling hills, of vast deserts and dark forests, teeming cities and empty wilderness. It is a land of immense beauty and danger playing in the light of the ever-changing sun. A land where farmers and pioneers and city-folk alike ply their trade and live their quiet lives; where caravans twist across the landscape like giant slow-moving, bloated worms. Many brave and bold tales are told of those restless, adventurous young of all races who race headlong in their mad chase for something more; be it fame and fortune, escaping an abusive home(land), or simply answering the call of the road....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Dark Tourism

- Dark Tourism is defined by Foley and Lennon (2000) as "the phenomenon which encompasses the presentation and consumption (by visitors) of real and commodified death and disaster sites." Tarlow (2005, Pg 48) ascertains that it is "visitations to places where tragedies or historically noteworthy death has occurred and that continue to impact our lives." Dark Tourism is a relatively new term to academic research so at these early stages it is still not well-defined. The two most scholarly definitions I have included are still loose and slightly vague, although these interpretations have increased debate and research into this area....   [tags: Social Issues, Grief Tourism]

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Revelations in the Dark

- Revelations in the Dark Growing up in the late 20th century has separated me from feelings of fear and woe, which are closely tied together with war. In my lifetime, the United States has come closest to an extended conflict of the same caliber as World War II on only two occasions. These occasions would, of course, be the Persian Gulf War and the September 11th attacks. Knowing this, it is obvious that I won't be able to fully express how one feels during times of extended conflict. Times where death seems imminent and victory far away are all but unknown to me....   [tags: Death War Writing Literature Papers]

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What´s Dark Matter?

- ... (Dark Energy, Dark Matter - NASA Science) The way we know that dark matter exists is because there is more gravity than visible matter. If the level of matter and gravity did not match up the universe would have been ripped apart. This is yet another reason that we know dark matter is at work. If the universe has not been ripped apart there must be some type of force that we cannot see that is holding it all together. The discovery of dark matter was very puzzling at first. Astronomers expected stars at the center of the galaxy to have a higher rotational velocity then stars at the edge of the galaxy....   [tags: particles, high energy]

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Examining the Existence of Dark Matter in the Universe

- “Why is the night sky dark?” For thousands of years this question has been asked. Astronomers are continually growing closer to the answer but still no one has yet found an answer that is efficient enough. While scientists steadily collect data, they are hoping to find some clue as to realize that the answer may be because of something that is too mind blowing for us to comprehend. There is perhaps no current problem of greater importance to astrophysics and cosmology than that of "dark matter"....   [tags: Astronomy, Science, informative]

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My Dark Side

- What leads someone to lie. What influences a person to steal. Could it be someone’s personality that causes someone to cheat. Enclosed inside every piece of literature exists a remarkable amount of conflict. Whether it be a small, nonessential problem between the characters or a gargantuan, immeasurable issue within the main character, majority of readers would quickly lose interest if these conflicts did not exist. As a result, authors add such conflicts to rise the excitement to their literature....   [tags: Pesonal Reflection]

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The Dark and Light Imagery in "Heart of Darkness"

- In my paper, titled, The Dark and Light, the dark and light imagery in the novella Heart of Darkness, will be described as a demonstration of how much the this imagery is portrayed, and how this it was so significant in the novella. Throughout Heart of Darkness, Conrad uses a plethora of simple colors, objects, and surroundings to convey multilayered images and ideas. These numerous symbols and events in the story have a more in-depth meaning, and are extremely important throughout the story. Throughout the entire novella, Joseph Conrad uses simple events to describe significant dark and light imagery....   [tags: imagery, heart of darkness, conrad, ]

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Digital Dark Age

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

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Sex and Eroticism in Near Dark and The Hunger

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

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Performing Dark Arts

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

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Charlemagne: The Hero of the Dark Age Europe

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

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Light and Dark Sides of Jane Eyre

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

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Traveling Through the Dark by William Stafford

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

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Light Versus Dark in Macbeth by Shakespeare

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

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A Dark Brown Dog by Stephen Crane

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

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